Continued: What we should have learned in school podcast w/ Amy Leo – Part 2

[Did you miss part 1? Click here]

Meet Amy Leo: singer-songwriter, mental health educator and host of the What We Should Have Learned in School podcast! (My heart swooned when I heard the title of her podcast for the first time!!) You might have caught her on season 8 of the The Voice of Finland.

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Amy to talk about learning Finnish, languages and learning in general – a common interest we share, seeing as we’re both married to Finns. We had so much fun that we ended up doing a 2 part episode (under 20 mins each!).


So here’s what we covered in part 2’s episode:

  • What to consider if you only speak English (or even your native language plus English)
  • Perfectionism and how unrealistic expectations hold us back
  • One of the biggest time & energy leaks in people who fluctuate in the belief of whether learning Finnish is possible or not
  • How process-based thinking is a blessing and a game-changer in terms of having fun and seeing progress fast
  • Also, my pep talk/favourite advice if you’re struggling and want to hear something you probably haven’t heard before.
  • PLUS: watch all the way to the end for our blooper surprise! (Hint: I was also surprised :O)

You can find the episode in classic podcast format by click hereor there’s also the option to watch a video of our convo, below:

Please leave me a comment below with your thoughts and insights on the episode after you’ve had the chance to watch!

xx Irina

You can out more about Amy, her podcast and her work here.

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Hi! I’m Irina.

I’m a multibelonger to Finland, Canada and Romania, without ONE language or culture to call my own – I have several. My intention is to be present where I am and find inner peace and harmony where ever life takes me. I’m embracing the gems of the ongoing cultural and linguistic transition which is my life and hope to inspire others interested in doing the same. Click here to find out more!