Episode 008: Interview with Dr. Lori Atkins

Episode 008: Interview with Dr. Lori Atkins

Today I am joined by a renowned doctor in our community, Dr. Lori Atkins. She is an OBGYN surgeon and received her medical degree from University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Atkins has been in practice for more than 20 years and she is one of 78 doctors at Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth who specialize in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is also a yoga teacher and really works to give back and pay it forward in all aspects of her being and life. Dr. Atkins is an all around audacious badass woman in our community and today she shares the tips and tricks of how to get started on the path towards self-inquiry, learning to understand what it is that you want out of life, and what it means to empower yourself to have it all.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Why Dr. Lori sees herself as a caregiver in every way, and the work she did for self-discovery.
  • How seeking new answers to the same questions can lead to self-growth and progress.
  • Understanding why the deepest work of a friend is to be a catalyst for creating mindset shifts.
  • The importance of not allowing yourself to believe that you “can’t have it all.”
  • How structure empowers you to do the work and pursue your why.
  • Tips and exercises for starting on the journey of self-inquiry.
  • Dr. Lori’s best advice for creating an audacious life, a life you deserve and desire.
  • Learning to give yourself permission to discover what it is that you want.
  • The biggest challenges Dr. Lori has faced and the tools she used to get through it.
  • How to delegate the things that do not serve you in your life.
  • The books Dr. Lori recommends and most enjoys.
  • Dr. Lori’s meaning of an audacious life and what she feels is most important for women today.


“I will be as generous as I can with the things that I have.” — Dr. Lori Atkins [0:03:31.0]

“If our answers always stay the same, we’re stuck.” — @TheRobinWSmith [0:06:06.0]

“So many people get caught up in what they are doing and they have no idea what they really want.” — Dr. Lori Atkins [0:20:40.0]

“Our closest relationships are the ones that require the most work.” — Dr. Lori Atkins [0:25:11.0]

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Dr. Lori Williamson Atkins

Indigo Yoga

Brené Brown

Amazon Fresh


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The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown

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