From Survivor to Thriver

Life is One Big Roadtrip with Caley Rose

December 12, 2023 Erik DaRosa & Marc Fernandes Episode 140
From Survivor to Thriver
Life is One Big Roadtrip with Caley Rose
Show Notes

Bullying, particularly in early stages of life, can result in severe consequences.

With the addition of the online space, students are not only exposed to bullying at school, it can come home with them too via things like social media. This can lead to serious mental health problems. With that being said, it’s more important than ever that we do everything that we can to prevent bullying from happening. 

In this episode of From Survivor to Thriver, we got to sit down with Caley Rose. Caley experienced extreme bullying herself in middle school and now makes it her mission to work with kids in schools and make sure people know that they’re not alone with her empowering music. 

Caley Rose is a Billboard charting artist & motivational speaker. She is an empowering pop singer & songwriter whose music has been featured on Top 40 radio, TV, commercials & film. After being severely bullied in middle school, Caley dedicated her life to finding her own self-esteem and to empowering women & students to discover their own. 

She created her Music with a Message Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) program to bring “confidence tools into schools,” by using the power of music.  

This former Off-Broadway singer has received an Inspiration grant for her work empowering women & students and regularly partners with women’s and children’s charities. 

In her own words, “The future looks so bright today I’m gonna need a bigger pair of shades.”  

In today’s episode, we cover: 

  • How Caley overcame extreme bullying and depression
  • Why the only opinion of you that matters is your own
  • The work Caley does in schools using her empowering music
  • The reality of bullying in schools
  • How Caley goes about writing her songs 
  • The negativity bias and how we can overcome it to understand that we’re worth it
  • The power we all have to be who we want to be
  • The impact of being vulnerable in front of other people
  • The differences between anxiety and depression
  • Overcoming imposter syndrome

We hope you enjoyed our conversation with Caley! If you want to learn more about her, you can visit her website. You can also follow her on Instagram and check her out on Spotify. 

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“If you're at a low and you hate yourself, you need to get to appreciating yourself and then to liking yourself. And then you can think about that almighty self-love.” -Caley

“The only opinion of yourself that really matters in your darkest moments is yours.” -Marc 

“Until you actually look inside yourself and figure out what is it that's causing you to feel a ce