#34 Relationships & Responsibility | with NXIVM survivor Kelly Thiel

Live - Love - Learn with Catherine Edwards

27-07-2023 • 52 mins

I am excited to be joined again by Kelly Thiel, an inspiration and survivor of the NXIVM cult. In this episode, Kelly and I discuss cults within society, the importance of self-awareness, self-compassion, and setting boundaries.

In this video, Kelly talks about how her experience in NXIVM and road to recovery after escaping taught her the importance of taking care of herself. She shares her own journey of self-discovery and healing, and she offers practical advice on how we can all work toward living our best lives, however that looks for us.

We all have the power to change our lives for the better! So, sit back, relax and enjoy the episode. Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Watch episode 1 with Kelly: https://youtu.be/ojvEmsrkbrg

Episode Guest:

Kelly Thiel is an accomplished author, speaker, voice actress, consultant, and the driving force behind Be Glorious.

Kelly has spent her life seeking a feeling of completeness. A spiritual awakening that she was sure she would achieve. But no matter how many workshops she took she never seemed to find the answer.

When Kelly escaped NXIVM she realized the answers weren’t outside of herself… She could only find them within.

At that time Kelly wrote her first book, Unapologetically Glorious. This best-selling memoir is an honest and occasionally hilarious peek into her life. Kelly has created a Book Club guide to go along with her memoir to help spark conversation and reflection.


Key Moments:

00:00:00 - Coming up…

00:01:04 - Meet my guest

00:04:34 - Cults in society

00:09:51 - Kelly’s realisations from taking a break

00:11:46 - Taking steps to enjoy life’s journey

00:21:37 - Fine-tuning your intuition

00:24:38 - When others aren’t on your journey

00:31:37 - Taking things personally

00:35:02 - Happiness and Kelly’s non-negotiables

00:40:22 - Can people really change?

00:48:10 - Final thoughts


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