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Jump Start Your Joy

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: January, 2022
Jan 25, 2022

Marion Abrams of Grounded Content joins the show and we're talking all things content creation, with a special lens around pocasts.

I know so many of you that listen, have some sort of entrepreneurial pursuit where you are creating content week over week or on a regular basis. And some of those past episodes about content creation and creativity have been the most downloaded here on JSYJ. 

Good content all comes back to purpose. What is your mission and why are you creating this thing? This applies to whatever it is that you are making if you are an entrepreneur, whether that be social media, videos, blog posts or written work, etc. It all comes down to your filter and purpose, and offering up something that other people want to engage with.

What is a podcast? Is it the same as a video on YouTube? Is it another word for interview? 

How do you approach editing a podcast or other content? What do you need to know about crafting something for an audience?

What about publishing options? (specific to podcasting - where do you publish, why you need a podcast host and more)

And, how do you grow your podcast or following? What are the best methods?  

Be sure and check out part one of this episode over on Grounded Content. 

Resources

Read the full episode notes on my site.

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Jan 19, 2022

In this episode of Jump Start Your Joy, I am interviewing William J. Peters. He is the founder of the Shared Crossing Project and the director of its research initiative. He is the author of the new book, "At Heaven's Door: What Shared Journeys to the Afterlife Teach about Dying Well and Living Better." Recognized as a global leader in the field of shared death studies, he has spent decades studying end of life experiences. He is a practicing grief and bereavement therapist, and he holds degrees from Harvard and UC Berkeley. In this interview, we are talking about understanding shared death experiences.

Read the show notes on my website.

In this episode, William J. Peters and I discuss

  • the definition of The Shared Death Experience
  • Near Death Experiences
  • An NDE (near death experience) that occured to William in his teenage years
  • His new book, "At Heaven's Door"
  • The research he has done on death, dying, and shared death experiences
  • My own personal story of a shared death experience
  • The work he does with the Shared Crossing Project
  • How understanding death, dying, and shared death experiences can allow more comfort in your life
  • The three ways he jump starts joy in his life: be kind to yourself, do what you love in life, helping other people

Resources

At Heaven's Door (the book) by William J. Peters

The Shared Crossing Project

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Jan 12, 2022

I'm delighted to have guest Tami Hackbarth back for a second interview on Jump Start Your Joy. Tami is the host of a hundred percent guilt-free self-care podcast, and she runs a very successful coaching business where she works with women to help them define and follow up with self care. In this conversation, we're talking about taking the best care of yourself by addressing "deferred maintenance."

In this episode, Tami and I talk about:

  • how to approach deferred maintenance.
  • what happens when you leave things unattended in your life, and how they can cause problems when they are not addressed. These can include getting the right amount of sleep, or getting basic checkups for your health.
  • that taking care of the basics honors our future senior citizen selves, as it allows us to remain healthy and independent as we age.
  • how our bodies change as we enter our 30s and beyond, and how it's important to intentionally make time and space for our own daily care
  • the decline in muscle mass that all women experience after age 30
  • what's brought us joy in the last year: unexpected laughing, spending time outside, and swimming. I share that I have been enjoying Cobra Kai and Ted Lasso.

Resources

Tami's Deferred Maintenance program (sign up here)

Tami Hackbarth’s website
100% Guilt Free Self Care Podcast on Apple Podcasts
Tami on Instagram

Tami's first interview on JSYJ

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Jan 4, 2022

Signe Myers Hovem is a spiritual counselor, an energy worker, and the author of The Space in Between: An Empaths Field Guide. In this interview on Jump Start Your Joy podcast, we are talking about empaths and highly sensitive people (HSPs).

If you are a highly sensitive person, or if you have a sense that you may be an empath, then I think you're going to get a lot out of this conversation (which ties so closely to this season's theme of intentional comfort on the podcast). HSPs and empaths notice the energy around people and places and things, and this can be overwhelming to them. The Empath's Field Guide, and this conversation, offers a lot of insight on how to manage your energy, hold space, and work with your gifts.

In this episode, Signe Myers Hovem talk about:

  • What it means to be a functional empath.
  • The difference between empathy versus being an empath.
  • Exploring what it means to identify as a highly sensitive person.
  • The power of our words and what we choose to call things.
  • Minding your energy, and holding space without having your own energy drained.
  • How to set up strong boundaries with people, places, or things if you feel an energetic drain and decide if you want to get involved further.
  • How do we navigate through the space of being an empath or an HSP in everyday life?

Resources

Signe Myers Hovem's website

The Space in Between: An Empaths Field Guide by Signe Myers Hovem

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