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Inspiration and motivation for change makers who want to amplify their impact. Helping you to live better in a minute a day. Want answers? Email universe@thelinlife.com with your questions, comments or thoughts on life.

Inspiration and motivation for change makers who want to amplify their impact. Helping you to live better in a minute a day. Want answers? Email universe@thelinlife.com with your questions, comments or thoughts on life.
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Inspiration and motivation for change makers who want to amplify their impact. Helping you to live better in a minute a day. Want answers? Email universe@thelinlife.com with your questions, comments or thoughts on life.

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Episode 263 - Renaissance Painter Artemisia Gentileschi

9/20/2019
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Renaissance Painter Artemisia Gentileschi Want answers? Send your questions, comments and thoughts about life to universe@thelinlife.com Thank you so much for listening to The Lin Life Universe. I hope you’ve been enjoying it. Please leave a review!

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Episode 262 - Composer Saint Hildegard of Bingen

9/19/2019
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Composer Saint Hildegard of Bingen Want answers? Send your questions, comments and thoughts about life to universe@thelinlife.com Thank you so much for listening to The Lin Life Universe. I hope you’ve been enjoying it. Please leave a review!

Duration:00:00:59

Episode 261 - Novelist Murasaki Shikibu

9/18/2019
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Novelist Murasaki Shikibu Want answers? Send your questions, comments and thoughts about life to universe@thelinlife.com Thank you so much for listening to The Lin Life Universe. I hope you’ve been enjoying it. Please leave a review!

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Episode 260 - Poetess Sappho

9/18/2019
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Poetess Sappho Want answers? Send your questions, comments and thoughts about life to universe@thelinlife.com Thank you so much for listening to The Lin Life Universe. I hope you’ve been enjoying it. Please leave a review!

Duration:00:00:59

Episode 259 - Great Women In History

9/18/2019
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Recently a friend of mine was searching for the feminine version of “Knight”. Something that communicated the noble honor, integration of royalty, with the strength, cunningness and calculation of a warrior. Knighthood came about in the Middle Ages during a time when there was no feminine equivalent for a knight because women were not considered equal to men. I suggested that she look into the Japanese culture, there were female samurai called Onna-Bugeisha. They were intelligent, educated,...

Duration:00:00:57

Episode 254 - Avoid And Explode

9/12/2019
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Continuing our Transformational Conversations series. One of the most difficult habits to overcome from my family dynamic growing up was the avoid and explode cycle. Without much in the way of support, our parents would often hold in whatever they could for as long as they could. They were busy learning English, trying to make ends meet and raising three small children in a new country. By the time something surfaced, everyone was often at wits end and a shouting match was the only way to...

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Episode 253 - Start Where You Are

9/12/2019
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Continuing our Transformational Conversations series. How to get started when they are a departure from the norm. This can be especially true with family. Start where you are, in the present. My family cares and loves each other in their own way. One of my most challenging relationships is with my sister. We’re oil and water in her words. She has her baggage too of "when we were kids, you did this to me." This is an argument that no one can win. If you want to go back far enough, you can...

Duration:00:00:56

Episode 252 - Fact Or Fiction

9/12/2019
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Continuing our Transformational Conversations series. Today we’re going to be talking about how to determine a fact from a fiction. The overview of the non-violent communication method is: I see, I think, I feel. The first step is to make an observation. Let’s say your friend is late and you find it disrespectful, as a result you feel hurt. We often hide a dig in the observation. "I see that you are selfishly late like always." Ask Is it true? If it’s an absolute truth, you can ask anybody...

Duration:00:00:57

Episode 251 - Unacceptable Behavior

9/12/2019
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Continuing our Transformational Conversations series. Today we’re going to be talking about how to address unacceptable behavior. Many years ago I was in a newish relationship near the holidays and I casually mentioned that I would love to visit Thailand. His response, "If you go, don’t bother coming back." I immediately recognized that there was a story behind the story. The crime of a travel lover saying ”Ooh Thailand” does not match the outsized punishment of a threat. I spoke up. "Hey,...

Duration:00:00:55

Episode 250 - Criticism Or Request

9/8/2019
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Continuing our Transformational Conversations series. Today’s tool is about addressing a common trigger….criticism. Turn your criticism into a request. Criticisms are about a negative past. Requests are about a positive future. I was on a trip with an ex-boyfriend and we decided that we would prepare most of our meals to cater to his dietary restrictions and save some money. I'd wake up early and start making breakfast and packing our lunches before getting myself ready. Then after a full...

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Episode 249 - Defensive Behavior

9/7/2019
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Continuing our Transformational Conversations series. How to handle Defensive Behavior. Do you have a loved one that will hurt your feelings or cross a boundary? And as soon as you start expressing yourself, their walls go up. They accuse you of always criticizing them. And they start to attack you with reasons why you’re actually in the wrong. In other words, they get defensive. People who are defensive have difficulty taking responsibility for their actions and resist feeling “wrong”...

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Episode 248 - Bringing Your A-Game

9/5/2019
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Continuing our Transformational Conversations series. Being a change maker means that you always bring your A-game to the conversation. Practically that means setting a powerful intention. Before I coach, I always take a few minutes to ask myself what I want to bring to the conversation. This is unrelated to the outcome because that relies on the other person. And it has nothing to do with your expectations of the other party. Setting an intention is defining how you will show up for the...

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Episode 247 - What You Really Want

9/4/2019
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Continuing our Transformational Conversations series. Ask yourself what you really want? Sally was hurt when Diana did not ask her to be a bridesmaid. When they talked about it, It didn’t go well. I only knew because Diana called me telling me that she felt blindsided and attacked, which reinforced her decision to leave Sally out of the bridal party, Diana contemplated disinviting Sally altogether. But I could imagine Sally’s blunt approach was let’s share all the things bothering us about...

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Episode 246 - The Bigger Story

9/3/2019
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Continuing our Transformational Conversations series. Ask what’s the story behind the story? One time my sister and I were having lunch. I ordered a dish for myself that was under 10 euros, totally within my budget. She ordered a main dish, an appetizer, something for her son and a dish to go. When the bill came, it was a bit over 40 euros. I asked myself what I could generously chip in for and offered, “How about I give you a 20?” She snapped, “So now you’re going to nickel and dime me!"...

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Episode 245 - Wrongful Punishment

9/2/2019
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Continuing our Transformational Conversations series. Ask does the punishment fit the crime? Do you get sucked right in or do you have the ability to take one step back and say something is off here? One time my dad asked, "How is Jimmy doing?" I blew up and accused him of putting pressure on me and the relationship. I partially blamed pops for how things turned out, things had just ended with Jimmy. Dad's crime that day was asking a question. I was really hurting but the punishment did not...

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Episode 244 - Transformational Conversations

9/1/2019
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September marks the beginning of fall. A time of change. Traditionally this was the harvest season, when you would reap what you had sown in the spring. Spiritually, it’s a great time for self reflection. This month, I want to focus on transformational conversations. How to have them and what it means to use words that can change your life and the lives of those around you. We’re going to focus on the energy that those words carry with them. Have you ever wondered why it feels so...

Duration:00:00:56

Episode 243 - Travel Accommodations

8/31/2019
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For travel accommodations, I use Airbnb if I’m looking for a space for a few days with a kitchen. I avoid it the first night if I’m arriving after dark. It’s just too uncomfortable to be in a new city after dark with luggage and not have a smooth and guaranteed check-in process. One time I was at a pizza delivery shop in Nice for over an hour late at night waiting for someone to let me in across the street because they went to a concert and their car was blocked in. I mainly used the...

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Episode 242 - Travel Restaurants

8/30/2019
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I love to experience local culture through it’s food offerings and hate to waste any part of my travels on a bad meal. I have my finger on the pulse of the LA dining scene but I’ve been following the local chefs and their careers for years, some well over a decade. What’s my strategy when I travel? I do a search on chowhound with the name of the city I am interested in visiting. For popular chowhound cities, the search results will be plentiful with many recent recommendations. When I see...

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Episode 241 - Train Travel In Europe

8/29/2019
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Air travel is not environmentally sustainable in its current form. The most environmentally friendly option is to walk or ride a bike. That’s just not an option for getting from the US to Europe. But once I get there, one of my favorite modes of transport is train. With all the security measures and extra time required around flights, sometimes a train can be more relaxing than a flight. For example, the train from Paris to Barcelona is 6.5 hours. At first that sounds like a long time but...

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Episode 240 - Travel Credit Card

8/28/2019
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At a minimum, you should have a travel credit card that does not charge you international conversion fees. When making purchases abroad, you will always be better off declining the merchant’s exchange rate for US dollars in favor of opting for the local currency which will use the more favorable bank exchange rate used by your credit card as long as there is no international conversion fee. Other perks to look for in a travel credit card are things like global entry application credit,...

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