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Inspired by the quote “Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day (Henri Nouwen),” this lively show looks at the inspiration, intention, and action that you can take to have for a positive mental outlook, even in hard times and improbable situations.
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Now displaying: April, 2020
Apr 28, 2020

While there is a lot of noise out there about "Playing Big," I want to encourage Playing Small. What happens when you embrace that you ARE enough, just as you are, and that it is OK to live a life that fits you, right now? Let's dive in!

Apr 21, 2020

Managing your stress, and looking for ways to find joy, contentment, and peace during the pandemic will help you stay positive. Mallory Wisong joins to talk about practices and ideas on how to keep centered.

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Some of what we cover:

In this episode, Mallory and I talk about:

-Moon cycles, yin and yang, and the cosmic shift happening

-Grief, and the collective grief we’re all experiencing

-How trees communicate through their roots, and our connection to each other

-Examples of mindfulness tools we use, and that we’re finding especially helpful right now

Read the full show notes here.

Apr 13, 2020

I’m delighted to be sharing this interview with Tiffany Han, host of Raise Your Hand Say Yes on the podcast this week. Tiffany is an amazing life coach, leader of her year long “Inner Circle” class, and offers up a lot of guidance on how to “have a life that feels as good on inside as it looks on the outside.”

In this interview, Tiffany and I talk about:

  • Life feeling like we’re all drinking from a firehose since the beginning of the pandemic
  • How to invite calm into your life as an ambitious person
  • Embracing self care, and taking the steps you need to take to feel good about yourself and your routine
  • Being a teacher and sharing your current experience and integration points with others as a way of teaching and validating experiences
  • Taking time to grab the bull by the horns, the first time around, to get something done (knowing that you’re going to have to do it that way sooner or later, and any other way is delaying the pain)
  • Why she’s returned to the title of “Life Coach”
  • What people really mean when they say they want freedom
  • What it means to be a truth teller, and how that is hard and how it can change your life
  • Continued evolution

Resources

Tiffany Han’s website 

Early Bird registration for the Inner Circle (through 4/17/20) 

Tiffany’s 31 Days to Flow Class (starts 4/27/20)

Join the Free “Plan Your Podcast 5 Day Challenge” starting 4/20 

Sign up for “Jump Start Your Podcast” to create your own podcast 

 

Apr 7, 2020

Grief and grieving is a big part of what the society is going through right now with the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode, I'm looking at the work of David Kessler and a past interview with Julia Samuel for thoughts on how you can name and process the emotions and grief you're feeling.

In this episode:

  • I share the article in Harvard Business Review where David Kessler names the discomfort we're feeling: grief. 
  • Her first love of swinging on her garden swing as a child Starting Child Bereavement UK, and her work as a patron
  • Her early influences, including the bereavement of her parents
  • Her love of personal connection, and how that led her from a role in publishing to becoming a grief and bereavement counselor
  • The roots and starting point for her book, Grief Works: Stories of Life, Death, and Surviving
  • Why people shut down and isolate when they grieve, and why they judge themselves on a right or wrong way of grieving
  • Why allowing yourself to feel the emotions of grief is important
  • How to feel the emotions of grief and loss without being overcome by it
  • The impacts of losing important figures like Princess Diana to society, and why so many people are deeply stirred by these tragic losses
  • How a country processes the loss of children in tragedies like school shootings, as it raises the questions of “the existential cruelty of life”
  • How Julia reacts to resistance, by continuing on her path
  • How to jump start your joy: by enjoying her grandchildren’s giggles, getting in touch with nature, and watching romantic comedies and The Amazing Miss Maizel

ResourcesJulia Samuel’s Website

Harvard Business Review : That Discomfort You're Feeling is Grief (an interview with David Kessler) 

David Kessler on Dr. Brene Brown's Podcast, Unlocking Us
Julia Samuel’s book, Grief Works: Stories of Life, Death, and Surviving on Amazon
If you are grieving: Julia’s 8 pillars of strength (a free download)
On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss by Elizabeth Kubla-Ross
Waking the Tiger, by Peter Levine (a book on healing trauma)
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel on Amazon Prime

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