In a world that often glorifies control and ambition, it’s refreshing to explore the idea of surrender as a path to happiness and fulfillment. In this enlightening podcast episode, we had the privilege of hosting special guest Carissa Karban, a control coach and consultant, who shared her profound insights on the myth of control and the transformative power of surrender. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the key takeaways from this episode, highlighting how you can reframe your mindset and embark on a journey toward a more content and self-aware life.

The Myth of Control

Carissa and our host engage in a captivating conversation that challenges the pervasive myth of control in our society. They delve into the idea that we often believe we can control everything in our lives – our careers, relationships, and even our own emotions. However, Carissa points out that this belief can lead to stress, anxiety, and disappointment when things don’t go as planned. The first step towards true happiness is acknowledging this myth and embracing the idea of surrender.

The Journey of Surrender

Carissa shares her own inspiring journey of surrender, where she let go of the “supposed-to’s” prescribed by society. By relinquishing the expectations and societal norms that often dictate our lives, she found true fulfillment and happiness. This serves as a powerful reminder that we don’t have to conform to external expectations to be content; true happiness comes from within.

The Role of Curiosity and Self-Awareness

One of the central themes of this episode is the importance of curiosity and self-awareness in understanding our thought patterns and behaviors. Carissa and our host suggest that repetitive thoughts and behaviors can often be traced back to childhood or past experiences. By becoming aware of these patterns, we can take the first step toward creating meaningful change in our lives.

Tools for Accelerated Healing

Carissa offers practical tips for accelerating the healing process. She recommends working with a professional guide, engaging in practices like journaling and meditation, and spending time alone in nature. These practices can help us tap into our inner wisdom and break free from the conditioning that society imposes on us.

The Power of Gratitude and Inward Reflection

Another key takeaway from this episode is the power of gratitude and turning inward. In a world that often encourages us to seek external validation and material possessions, Carissa encourages us to look within ourselves for wisdom and contentment. By questioning whether our desires are truly our own or merely a reflection of societal pressures, we can begin to live from the inside out.


In this thought-provoking podcast episode, Carissa Karban and our host dive deep into the concept of surrender as a path to happiness and self-awareness. They challenge the myth of control, share personal stories of transformation, and offer practical tools for anyone looking to improve their mental wellbeing and lead a more fulfilling life.

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