413: Sophia Bush on Curiosity and Activism


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Sophia Bush is an American actress, activist, director, and producer. She starred as Brooke Davis in the WB/CW drama series One Tree Hill and as Erin Lindsay in the NBC police procedural drama series Chicago P.D. She hosts the podcast, “Work in Progress” and is also well known for her philanthropy work and social activism.

In this episode, Eric and Sophia share a meaningful conversation about a variety of things including spirituality, nature, curiosity, maturity, growth, and activism.

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In This Interview, Sophia Bush and I Discuss Curiosity, Activism, and …

  • The dangerous idea of trying to be perfect and ignoring the bad feelings
  • Seeing the “flat” versions of others and not the whole person
  • How her work is what she does, but not who she is
  • Her desire to make connections with real people
  • The ebb and flow of balancing her work and personal life
  • Nature and the environment as her house of worship
  • Spirituality and how it allows her to relinquish her desire for control
  • The wisdom in spiritual traditions
  • Maturity is learning to be okay with not having answers
  • Her capacity to be more tender and curious
  • Asking what we can do to change policies and systems
  • Everyone has a part to play in activism on important topics
  • How anxiety and self-criticism show up in her life
  • Her collection of affirmations and evidence of the truth
  • Making space for fear and leaning into the truth from trusted people

Sophia Bush Links:

Work in Progress with Sophia Bush




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