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12 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
E34. Women In The Music Industry: Is It Unfair?
I love music. I love witnessing women doing what they love, regardless of their sex. Men dominate the music industry. Regardless of which part of the music industry being considered, the percentage of women in music is low, anywhere from 20 percent down to 5 percent in music production. I am convinced that there are effective ways to see more women in the industry. My opinion on how to do this might surprise you. Have a listen and see what you think. Thanks for being here. Bless, Natalie
1 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
E33. I'm Back!
A quick little message from me: I'm Back! I hope you are still there. COVID hit me hard but don't worry, she's back and full of fun ideas and stories to share with you. Stay tuned and subscribe NOW!
7 minutes | Oct 16, 2020
E32. Our Need For Nature
Maybe you are very connected to nature. Maybe you spend a lot of times in the outdoors. Maybe you are a city slicker always surrounded by cars, people and buildings (like myself). I actually take joy in being a city girl, but I don't forget the feeling I get on my morning runs, or when I get to take in fall colours against a blue sky background. The feeling is not like anything I get when I am in my city life. I need that feeling. I need nature. We all need nature. This is how I figured it out...Enjoy! (better if you're listening to this in nature ;)).Cheers, Nat G
4 minutes | May 25, 2020
E31. Graffiti Is Bad: Context Is Everything. Judgement Is Nothing.
What is your opinion on graffiti? My guess is, considering where society stands, you don't see it as all too harmful or bad. But there was a time when it was frowned upon. What changed? We are often scared to change our minds and our beliefs because it implies questioning what we've believed to be true up until now. The thing is that when we hold so strongly to our values, we sometimes create judgemental thoughts in our head. This sometimes plays out on our treatment and behaviour towards others, usually strangers. Consider: road rage. Have a listen to my thoughts on context and how it can rid us of our judgement. Let me know what you think by subscribing and liking this episode. Check out my blog here: https://unconventionalclassrooms.blogspot.com/
9 minutes | May 24, 2020
E30. Early Mornings, Running & MOTIVATION: How Can You Find Yours?
Early Mornings. Running. Staying Motivated. These are things that you either dread or enjoy and embrace. Either way, you can relate to the idea that finding motivation is tough because it's usually involving something unpleasant and undesirable. It involves disrupting peace and calmness in your life. It usually means you have to experience pain and/ or suffering to some extent. And well, that kinda blows. Regardless, here is a little story on how I found my initial motivation to wake up early and go for a run. Essentially it came down to feeling a sense of desperation and also creating an environment that made it easy to be "successful" in. Creating "good" habits and breaking "bad" ones is no easy feat, but there are some very simple principles and I have discussed a few here. Have a listen, let me know what you think. Subscribe as well to my blog here: https://unconventionalclassrooms.blogspot.com/.Thanks for tuning in.Happy Habit Making & Breaking!Naty G
12 minutes | May 20, 2020
E28. If Waking Up In The Morning Is Hard For You, You NEED To Listen To This!
We all know it. At one point in our life, we've hated that alarm clock. Okay, probably many more times than one. But it's a reality of life. Deal with, right? I am here to share a few thoughts on why it is so hard to wake up in the morning and get out of bed. I also have a few tips on what you can do to make yourself more effective at doing so, and hate it less. It's not really that you will hate it less, it is just that you will shift from suffering to a little bit of pain. Enjoy this one, really! It has helped me immensely in my morning wake up routine. Enjoy, subscribe and like if you do!Also, check out the blog post of this topic here :).
12 minutes | May 18, 2020
E27. Patience As An Imperative Pain In The Butt
Man, why does everything great require so much damn patience. It's true. Tell me a time when you didn't have to wait for something great, and it turned out for the better? Okay, maybe when your ran out to buy a tub of ice cream, a whole pizza, sodas and some cookies. But let me guess, you felt like crap afterwards??? That's it. Good things take patience. The problem is that we barely know what this means anymore. Well, I am here to break down what patience is, feels like and how we can incorporate it more into our life. Check it out, enjoy & SUBSCRIBE.Check out the blog version of this podcast here!
13 minutes | May 16, 2020
E26. Why Cubans Are Well-Prepared For A Pandemic
Hey Gang,We've all been going through a lot with this coronavirus pandemic/ COVID-19 situation. It's taught us a lot about, well, a lot! We have learned all about social distancing, quarantines, self-isolation, being boring, waiting in lines, dealing with worldwide emergency situations and toilet paper shortages. While we have been learning this the hard way, there are some cultures and countries who already knew what this felt like, pre-COVID-19. I lived in one of them, Cuba, for almost 5 years. Here is why I think they are killing it at the coping-game!Enjoy & Subscribe or SHARE this episode.Also, check out the matching blog post for the visual learners in the house!
15 minutes | May 14, 2020
E25.Why Washing Dishes Will Make You A Better Person.
Hey there, Naty G here with another valuable life lesson from an "unconventional classroom." Today we go to the kitchen while doing a chore that some of us despise and some of us don't actually mind. Regardless, we have all probably done it once and have found it to be quite time-consuming. That's what is so interesting: most things that lead to greatness do take time! Listen in to hear the other life lessons that I have learned from doing my dishes by hand (you might just be convinced)! Enjoy, share and subscribe if you are curious about what other crazy and wild "Unconventional Classrooms" I reveal along the way. Enjoy, Subscribe & SHARE!Also, you can check out the written blog post version here!
16 minutes | May 13, 2020
E29. Quarantine Quiz: Have You Asked Yourself These 7 Questions During Quarantine?
Well, we don't know exactly where we sit/ stand/ isolate right now. We are sort of making progress, but not because the little COVID-19 virus-things are much less prominent in our lives, simply because we are trying, as a society, to make progress. It's strange because it's not really safer, but we're acting like it is. Well, aside from all of that, I think one or two of us have spent the last few weeks & months pacing our houses asking ourselves things like, "What is my purpose in life? Where do I go from here? What do I need to do to truly be happy?" Big life questions like that, no? Well here are my 7 biggies to ask yourself, and don't worry, it's not too late to do so, you still have years to figure it all out ;).Happy Quarantine-ing!
6 minutes | May 8, 2020
E23. Do You Ever Play The "What If" Game With Yourself?
Hey Guys, Naty G here with another reflection, not from a place of expertise, from a place of growth. I am right there with you in trying to become a greater version of yourself. This is something that came into my radar recently regarding where my head goes when convincing myself to do something. I usually have a very dramatic, "What If," reaction to the idea. And well, here's a little thought that might challenge me in these moments. Have a listen, see what you think & if you can relate. This is all about challenging us to push ourselves to become better communicators. It's usually hardest with the ones we love the most. Have a go! Enjoy ;)
9 minutes | Apr 15, 2020
E22. I Made A Decision Today
I made a decision today. Now, I just have to prepare my story for 2 or 3 years down the road when I say, "and then one day, I just decided to change." Then again, I have done this all before, you know, made a decision and then committed to it for like a week or even a few months. Somehow, this decision feels different. Although I have also said that before. However, the reason this decision feels different is that it's not really a decision to have a different end goal, like it usually is (I want to be more successful in my business, I was to lose x lbs, I want to find a boyfriend, I was to finish y project, etc). It's actually a decision to get more okay with and involved in the process of how things all play out in my life, not just the end goal. I will give you a summary of what I did today to prove to you that this is not just hocus pocus and that I am for real.- I ran. I didn't feel like it, it wasn't my normal routine, but I didn't have a better option for a workout given the situation, so I did it. It felt okay, good actually.- I started my email marketing. This has been DAUNTING me for so long because I imagined it to be so difficult. You know what, it wasn't! It wasn't easy, there were a couple of loop holes, but I did it. And the process was actually really rewarding. - I bought groceries and odds and ends from Canadian Tire. It seems easy, but the "yesterday me" would have found a reason not to do it when I was there and put it off. But I did it. Felt good. The list could go on, but I think you get the idea. Have a listen, give me your thoughts. I am sure the process of improving my podcast isn't going to be an easy one, but somehow I feel more prepared than yesterday, so bring it on!
70 minutes | Feb 26, 2020
E21. Meet Craig: Everything from dairy farms to deep dark periods of life, from social media to writing books, from introversion to belligerent homeless people, we touch on it all.
Meet Craig Martin. I sat down with a guy that I met and connected up with somewhere between serving him his double allongé espresso to back-and-forthing on Instagram. Then I realized something. This guy, is just like all of us, trying to live his best life, and make it something meaningful. For him, that means being in a healthy relationship with his wife, pampering his cats, spending an appropriate amount of time on social media sassing on others accounts, cooking, and well being a good friend to me. I think you will enjoy taking sometime and getting to know Craig, and who knows, you might just find that you have somethings in common with this complete stranger. Go and follow him on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thugbrutsen/Follow me while you're at it, here (personal): https://www.instagram.com/la.flavourista/ or my cookie business here: https://www.instagram.com/tresflavoured/Enjoy and please subscribe! Also, let me know if you would like to be featured and share your "flavourful" life story, or at least part of it!
8 minutes | Feb 7, 2020
E20. Ubering In A Snowstorm: A Lesson At Winning In Life
Today I woke up to a snowstorm, and a pretty legit one at that. Two things went through my head: not a good day to uber & an excellent day to uber. I went for option 2. In the end it was both. It was not a good day cause the roads were slick AF but an excellent day because demand was high, and life lessons were to be learned. So I went out, and persisted through, and ended up with a lot more in my head than I bargined for. Here's my take on ubering in a snowstorm....Enjoy!
8 minutes | Jan 27, 2020
E24. Excellence Is Expensive: Reflections on the passing of Kobe Bryant and why it's such a big deal for the world.
This is technically Episode 19, but for the sake of paying respects to the Black Mamba, we'll call it episode 24. This is a post about what excellence really encompasses. Why are we so scared of being excellent? Or perhaps, it's a disconnect between our mind and our actions. Whatever it is, it seems to be the very reason that we are inspired by people like the late Kobe Bryant. He portrayed excellence in his words, his actions, his sport and his life, in general. It is with these ideas that I have taken a moment during my morning drive to reflect on this recent unfortunate event. He is really something great. Guess what, you are too. Life is about living up to YOUR full potential, whatever that is. I say, "Go For It!" Cause tomorrow is not a promise...
33 minutes | Jan 15, 2020
E18. L'Accent Français du Calgary: Ma Rencontre Avec Ma Yve de Ma Yve Grill
Salut à tous,Aujourd'hui je lance mon premier episode en français! C'est exciting, c'est horrible, c'est drôle, c'est toute ça. Le weekend passé j'ai voyage à Toronto pour une petite visite. Quand j'était là, je suis allée au resto, "Ma Yve Grill" que j'ai connu pour un video de Serge Ibaka, jouer de basket sur l'équipe Toronto Raptors. La soirée on a passé super, en jasant de beaucoup de chose: les entreprise, la nourriture, la cuisine congolaise, les saveurs du monde, le social media, etc. Anyways, voilà, juste un petit "taste" de notre conversation. J'éspère que vous le aimeriez. À la prochaine!Oui ça doit être "de" Calgary, pas "du" Calgary. All part of the charm, folks!
42 minutes | Jan 14, 2020
E17. This Is My Githo.
Hey there,Today I feel the urgency to share this recording that I made from back in the summer. This was some one-on-one time that I spent with githo, which is what we call "grandpa" and the term comes from the Czech, which is where his roots lie. My githo isn't doing so well these days. He is uncomfortable, with a number of medical problems and feeling the unimaginable feeling of getting near the end of his life, and having to deal with it emotionally and physically. Regardless, a few months back he was in slightly better condition and so I wanted to share the chat during the time I spent with him. Family is family. Love them or hate them, they are there, in your life, to teach you lessons, to be with you, to support you, to frustrate you, etc. All of that is important. Try to realize the importance of family in your life, that's what I have to say.
10 minutes | Dec 28, 2019
Takeaways From Yesterday: Take The Good With The Bad, Keeping Perspective, Dec 21
Hey there,Posting this on a bit late. It was on a day where everything seemed to be going wrong, and yet everything went right afterwards. Life is that. It's good and it's bad. The quicker you can turn the bad into a necessary addition to the good, the easier you can manage it. My thoughts.
7 minutes | Dec 19, 2019
Takeaways From Yesterday: My Thoughts On What Might Be My Biggest Determinant Of Success
Hey there, I'm back and this one was a pretty big moment of reflection for me. I started adding up all of the moments when I was feeling really awesome and motivated while pursuing my business. It seemed that they all had to have this one thing in common: I was all up in my "jam." In other words, just doing my thing and having fun with it. Here I explain a little big of what I mean by that. I hope you can relate, take something away from this or at the very least, enjoy you next 7 minutes listening to this.
9 minutes | Dec 10, 2019
Takeaways From Yesterday: When I Caught Myself In The Act Of Being Lazy, & How It Helped Me Begin To Break The Habit
Hey There,Today's Takeaway From Yesterday is all about me being self-aware and reflecting on my daily habits. I have been re-reading the book by Charles Duhigg called, "The Power Of Habit" and consequently have been reflecting on my habits, particularly those that I want to rid. Then it happened: I caught myself in the act! I was preparing some cookies for my cookie business and I realized that I was talking myself out of working hard. Alas, I recognized that in fact, my train of thought in itself has become a habit. Talk to myself and convince myself that what I have set out to do is too hard/ difficult/ time consuming. The moment I realized that, it was cool. I saw it as a habit and not so much of a negative personality trait, making it much more manageable to overcome. So I wonder, what behavioural or mental habit do you want to tackle, and rid yourself of? And have you caught yourself in the act?
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