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Episode 33 - Part 2 : Family Enstrangement: Choosing to run and cutting your losses

11/15/2018
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Episode 33 - Part 2 : Family Enstrangement: Choosing to run and cutting your losses Music: “Just A Blip” by Andy G. Cohen From the Free Music Archive Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/insight-is-2020/201406/estranged-your-parents-or-siblings-overview - Estrangements from family are one of the most psychologically painful experiences anyone could experience. It almost goes without saying that estranging yourself...

Duration:00:12:29

Episode 33 - Part 1 : Family Enstrangement: Choosing to run and cutting your losses

11/8/2018
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Episode 33 - Part 1 : Family Enstrangement: Choosing to run and cutting your losses Music: “Just A Blip” by Andy G. Cohen From the Free Music Archive Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://www.inc.com/minda-zetlin/estranged-from-your-family-heres-why-you-should-stop-feeling-guilty.html - Do you have family members you choose not to see or speak with? If so, you probably feel very sad about that, especially at a time of year when most families gather...

Duration:00:12:46

Episode 32: Differentiating self confidence and self esteem

11/1/2018
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Episode 32: Differentiating self confidence and self esteem Music: “Just A Blip” by Andy G. Cohen From the Free Music Archive Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License Differentiating self confidence and self esteem https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/hide-and-seek/201510/self-confidence-versus-self-esteem https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/buildingselfesteem/2012/05/the-difference-between-self-esteem-and-self-confidence -The terms self-esteem and...

Duration:00:12:48

Episode 31 - Part 5 : Life - surviving and struggling to survive

10/25/2018
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Episode 31 - Part 5 : Life - surviving and struggling to survive Music: “Just A Blip” by Andy G. Cohen From the Free Music Archive Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://open.buffer.com/survive-thrive/ - If you think you’re wandering alone trying to raise your voice so everybody can hear you roaring, you’re wrong. In fact, you are surrounded with people who fight bloody combats in their minds between success and failure. Whoever told you that life...

Duration:00:10:19

Episode 31 - Part 4 : Life - surviving and struggling to survive

10/18/2018
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Episode 31 - Part 4 : Life - surviving and struggling to survive Music: “Just A Blip” by Andy G. Cohen From the Free Music Archive Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-empowerment-diary/201408/why-do-some-people-survive-and-others-struggle https://open.buffer.com/survive-thrive/ - Stay In the Present The more you obsess about what happened, going over every detail and reliving it over and over in your mind, the...

Duration:00:12:00

Episode 31 - Part 3 : Life - surviving and struggling to survive

10/11/2018
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Episode 31 - Part 3 : Life - surviving and struggling to survive Music: “Just A Blip” by Andy G. Cohen From the Free Music Archive Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-empowerment-diary/201408/why-do-some-people-survive-and-others-struggle - All you have to do is develop the right strategies. Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set...

Duration:00:07:23

Episode 31 - Part 2 : Life, Surviving and Struggling to survive

10/4/2018
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Episode 31 Part 2 : Life, Surviving and Struggling to survive Music: “Just A Blip” by Andy G. Cohen From the Free Music Archive Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://medium.com/@anthony_moore/living-an-extraordinary-life-means-giving-up-a-normal-one-31fd54738214 https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-empowerment-diary/201408/why-do-some-people-survive-and-others-struggle - Evolving is painful. But this is what is required to live an...

Duration:00:12:25

Episode 31 - Part 1 : Life - surviving and struggling to survive

9/27/2018
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Episode 31 - Part 1 : Life - surviving and struggling to survive Music: “Just A Blip” by Andy G. Cohen From the Free Music Archive Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://open.buffer.com/survive-thrive/ - Book called The Beethoven Factor by Paul Pearsall, Ph.D., a clinical neuropsychologist. Pearsall wrote about being inspired to creativity through adversity, and he believes that we can become resilient and transformed by difficulty. - When faced...

Duration:00:12:27

Episode 30 - Part 3: Being true to yourself and who you are

9/20/2018
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Episode 30 - Part 3: Being true to yourself and who you are Music: “Just A Blip” by Andy G. Cohen From the Free Music Archive Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://tinybuddha.com/blog/dare-to-live-10-unconventional-ways-to-be-true-to-yourself/ It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are. – E. E. Cummings Each and every one of us has a destiny, a true life path, a deeply significant soul mission. When we innocently listen to...

Duration:00:13:34

Episode 30 - Part 2: Being true to yourself and who you are

9/13/2018
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Episode 30 - Part 2: Being true to yourself and who you are Music: “Just A Blip” by Andy G. Cohen From the Free Music Archive Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://lonerwolf.com/be-true-to-yourself/ - You can do so much more with your one life if you stay true to who you are. There is peace in choosing your true self. There is lightness and more love to experience. Once you begin to align with your true self and are aware of small ways in which you...

Duration:00:11:57

Episode 30 : Part 1 - Being true to yourself and who you are

9/6/2018
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Episode 30 : Part 1 - Being true to yourself and who you are Music: “Just A Blip” by Andy G. Cohen From the Free Music Archive Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://thoughtcatalog.com/jamie-varon/2014/06/10-subconscious-things-you-do-when-you-arent-being-true-to-yourself/ What happens if you're not true to yourself? - You justify your decisions Every time we have to justify a reason for not doing something, we’re most likely straying from what we...

Duration:00:12:54

Episode 29 : Part 5 - Finding yourself, a tale not just for movies

8/31/2018
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Episode 29 : Part 5 - Finding yourself, a tale not just for movies Music: “Just A Blip” by Andy G. Cohen From the Free Music Archive Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://allisonfallon.com/finding-yourself/ https://www.wikihow.com/Find-Yourself - Realize that some people will become jealous, afraid, or overwhelmed when a person changes their usual habits and grows more mature and self-loving (others will love it). It's a threat to the relationship...

Duration:00:11:53

Episode 29 : Part 4 - Finding yourself, a tale not just for movies

8/23/2018
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Episode 29 : Part 4 - Finding yourself, a tale not just for movies Music: “Just A Blip” by Andy G. Cohen From the Free Music Archive Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://allisonfallon.com/finding-yourself/ https://www.wikihow.com/Find-Yourself - Prepare to begin again with a clean slate. Develop your own moral conduct and practice sticking to it. Start by overcoming bad habits. - Organize your world. You may find that having all your other...

Duration:00:11:47

Episode 29 : Part 3 - Finding yourself, a tale not just for movies

8/16/2018
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Episode 29 : Part 2 - Finding yourself, a tale not just for movies Music: “Just A Blip” by Andy G. Cohen From the Free Music Archive Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://allisonfallon.com/finding-yourself/ https://www.wikihow.com/Find-Yourself What we really need is to find ourselves. Practical steps to HOW: 1. Reconciling and working yourself out Create your own life timeline. Write down all of your major goals that you feel you have...

Duration:00:11:30

Episode 29 : Part 2 - Finding yourself, a tale not just for movies

8/9/2018
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Episode 29 : Part 2 - Finding yourself, a tale not just for movies Music: “Just A Blip” by Andy G. Cohen From the Free Music Archive Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://allisonfallon.com/finding-yourself/ - Finding yourself is the process of discovering who you are and why you matter apart from outside achievements, relationships, and even in the face of great challenges or in life’s shifting environments. "The man who views the world at...

Duration:00:12:23

Episode 29: Part 1 - Finding yourself, a tale not just for movies

8/2/2018
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Episode 29: Part 1 - Finding yourself, a tale not just for movies Music: “Just A Blip” by Andy G. Cohen From the Free Music Archive Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://allisonfallon.com/finding-yourself/ - talk about movies and the lead needing to find themselves, especially after a major challenge/failure. - You hear people talk about "finding yourself" all the time and yet most of us don’t really know what it means or why it matters. In...

Duration:00:11:39

Episode 28 - Loving Yourself: How can you love others without it?

7/26/2018
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Episode 28 - Loving Yourself: How can you love others without it? Music: “Just A Blip” by Andy G. Cohen From the Free Music Archive Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License http://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/lessonsfromarecoveringdoormat/2013/01/self-esteem-vs-self-love.html https://coachcampus.com/coach-portfolios/power-tools/silvia-richter-kaupp-self-love-vs-self-esteem/ https://christieinge.com/self-love-quotes/ Self-esteem - Most people determine...

Duration:00:13:34

Episode 27 - Part 2: Setting achievable goals: Not just bravado and motivation talk

7/19/2018
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Episode 27 - Part 1: Setting achievable goals: Not just bravado and motivation talk Music: “Just A Blip” by Andy G. Cohen From the Free Music Archive Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://www.excelatlife.com/articles/guide_to_goals.htm Benefits of setting goals: http://thepeakperformancecenter.com/development-series/skill-builder/personal- effectiveness/goal-setting/benefits-of-goal-setting/ Provides Direction - First and foremost, goals give...

Duration:00:13:23

Episode 27 - Part 1: Setting achievable goals: Not just bravado and motivation talk

7/12/2018
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Episode 27 - Part 1: Setting achievable goals: Not just bravado and motivation talk Music: “Just A Blip” by Andy G. Cohen From the Free Music Archive Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://www.excelatlife.com/articles/guide_to_goals.htm "We tend to set goals that are unreasonable, perfectionistic, and unachievable." - Often people state "I'm just lazy" or "I'm unmotivated" when they are unsuccessful. Yet, most of the time, the problem isn't...

Duration:00:12:29

Episode 26: final thoughts and experiences with Self-esteem

7/5/2018
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Episode 26: final thoughts and experiences with Self-esteem Music: “Just A Blip” by Andy G. Cohen From the Free Music Archive Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License - Redefine Rejection. Many people with low self-esteem engage in “impression management” which is the attempt to influence how others perceive them. Instead of being genuinely who they are, they act in a way to get approval from others: agreeing with others when they have a different opinion,...

Duration:00:13:06