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14 minutes | 5 days ago
172. How Spiritual Practice Helps You Recover From Loss
Spiritual practices can make an enormous difference as you recover from loss. Today we explore five ways to go through the stages of grief. First, connect to your source of strength. Second, be still and appreciate the silence around you. Third, go into nature or a spiritual place of worship. Fourth, do something for someone else. And fifth, pull out a photo album or your phone, and remember those you love and who love you. You are not alone. We encourage you to take the time and space to breathe, begin to heal and move forward.
13 minutes | 12 days ago
171. How To Help Your Body Recover From Loss
What do you do for yourself when you’re experiencing loss? In today’s podcast, we consider what you might be facing and how to manage your body. If you’re experiencing energy loss – how can you slow down and appreciate this time? Maybe you’re sleeping too little or too much. Your eating habits might change. How about anxiety? Or weight gain or weight loss? The bottom line – be kind to your body. Discover what happens as you acknowledge you are right where you need to be.
15 minutes | 19 days ago
170. How To Help Someone Recover From Loss
Recovering from loss is on top of many of your minds this week – and ours too. Following two mass shootings, we want to explore how to recover from loss in your relationships, through your body, using spiritual practices or in your craft. As you care for yourself, you may notice others are hurting, too. How do you care for those in your meaningful relationships? We offer 6 ideas – from listening and reaching out to connecting with support. We hope you will share these strategies.
13 minutes | a month ago
169. How Do You Build Influence In Your Craft?
Building influence in your craft allows you to make an impact in your workspace. Today, we explore 5 ways you can make a difference. When you encourage trust, you enlist the cooperation of others. Be the person others count on and you’re seen as consistent. As you listen, you build influence because your clients and colleagues know they are heard. Staying relevant with your skills keeps you fresh. And when you receive and offer feedback – the lines of communication are clear. What a way to build camaraderie!
14 minutes | a month ago
168. What Influences Your Spiritual Practices?
How have you arrived at your spiritual practices? In today’s podcast, we are curious whether your family of origin or nationality shows up in how you practice spirituality. Maybe you practice prayer/meditation or have a longing for meaning and purpose. Or you might find support from a community in your spiritual journey. Whether this is a path you’ve followed for years, or one you’re embarking on for the first time, appreciating those who’ve influenced you in what you believe can be very powerful.
16 minutes | a month ago
167. What Can You Do To Influence Your Body And Mind?
Influence is a powerful way to have an effect on your character and develop behaviors. What better way than to focus on your body and mind! In our podcast, we’re sharing ideas for how to make long lasting changes in four stages. First, consider shifting what you’re doing that isn’t working. Second, prepare for those changes by putting together a plan. Third, act on your plan to make the changes you want to achieve. And finally, you have a routine, a regular way to influence your body and mind. Join us!
16 minutes | 2 months ago
166. How Are You A Person Of Influence In Relationships?
Influence is our new theme for the next few weeks! We are so excited to share how it shows up in your relationships, your body, your spirituality and your craft. Today, we wonder – how are you a person of influence in your relationships? We tap into what it means to be intentional and to connect. How resilience plays a part when the unexpected happens. And how being a life long learner makes an impact on others. Join us as we explore those places where you are influencing – and being influenced!
16 minutes | 2 months ago
165. 7 New Ideas To Expand Strength In Your Craft
Having strength in your craft to endure and withstand great force or pressure might be just what you need. In our podcast, we encourage you to be relevant with your skills. Listen without interruption and do what you say you’re going to do. Act with integrity and give others a voice. Stay focused on what matters and engage with others. As you expand your strength at work, you make an impact in the lives of those with whom you interact.
16 minutes | 2 months ago
164. 4 Practices to Strengthen Your Spirituality
What’s the connection between strength and spirituality? In our podcast, we explore four practices that strengthen your spirituality. When you live with meaning and purpose, you discover more about where you are right now and how you arrived. How about practicing forgiveness? If you choose to forgive others – and yourself – you release so much pain. Engaging in gratitude has a way of deepening your spirituality. And when you pray or meditate – spiritual healing unfolds. Enjoy these practices by yourself or with others and see what happens!
14 minutes | 2 months ago
163. 6 Steps To Build Strength In Your Body
Strengthening your body involves everything from your brain to your heart to your muscles. In this podcast we explore 6 steps to dive into better health. We begin with creating habits that will stimulate your mind. Maybe you’re ready to get moving or add resistance training to the mix. Have you examined the foods you eat and how that impacts your strength? And we wrap it up with stretching, sleep and relaxation – to prevent injury, manage stress and stay positive. Here’s to a year of more strength!
24 minutes | 3 months ago
162. 8 Strengths To Boost Your Relationships
Strength is our new theme for the next few weeks. Whether it’s about being physically strong or the ability to endure and withstand pressure. How might you manifest strength in your relationships, your body, your spirituality and your craft? Today, we are digging into eight strengths to boost your relationships. Maybe you bring them, maybe you receive them. When you incorporate these strengths, you’ll find that you are clearer about yourself and those who mean the most to you. As you grow, so will your relationships.
15 minutes | 3 months ago
161. How Does Wonder Show Up In Your Craft?
Wonder makes an enormous difference in your workplace. In our final podcast episode on the theme of wonder – we discover how powerful you can be when you remain open to new discoveries. How about asking questions – so that you know where your colleagues are coming from? Maybe it’s time to see things from someone else’s perspective, so he can hear yours. You might consider a learning opportunity that challenges your thinking. And when you experience this wonder, your creativity has a chance to unfold. Wonder happens gradually…what might you do today to boost your impact in your craft?
18 minutes | 3 months ago
160. What Role Does Wonder Play In Your Spirituality?
When you experience awe, surprise, contemplation – you might say something takes your breath away. In today’s podcast we explore the role of wonder in spirituality. What happens as you breathe in new ideas and breathe out that which must be released? Considering your life with a child-like perspective may be just what you need to re-set as you forge ahead into this new year. And when you pause long enough to clear your mind, and spend time in contemplation, you pave the way for more depth in your spirituality.
14 minutes | 3 months ago
159. How To Treat Your Body With Wonder
If you were to see your brain on a screen – it lights up when you are in a sense of awe. In today’s podcast, we explore what happens when you choose to keep that wonder alive. The more you take pleasure in what’s around you, the greater your wonder. As you experience all of your senses, you feel the awe of your thoughts, what you hear, what you see, what you smell and what you touch. What do you do every day to make your body happy? That intentionality matters. And in all you do, be kind to yourself. Listen, pause, celebrate. You are worth it.
17 minutes | 3 months ago
158. Where Do You Find Wonder In Your Relationships?
Welcome to 2021! And in this New Year, we begin a new theme for the next four weeks. Wonder – how to open up the sense of possibilities in your relationships, your body, your spirituality and your craft. In today’s episode, your relationships offer some insights into wonder. If you want it to grow, spend time listening to or watching those around you. What can you do to have more meaningful and challenging conversations? And when you slow down, you have a chance to relate to those closest to you in a more thoughtful manner. Having this sense of wonder about those in your world will change your outlook – and offer you a better glimpse into what matters most to you.
16 minutes | 4 months ago
157. How To Work With Uncertainty In Your Craft
Uncertainty has a tendency to show up in your workplace – especially when you don’t know what the future holds for your company or your craft. In our podcast, we explore how you might boost your resilience now. First, take care of yourself and keep your resume up to date. You might be able to tolerate uncertainty more effectively if you search for other opportunities. If you’re a worrier, schedule a time to do just that to make room for more emotional health. And accept that job uncertainty is part of life – whether or not there’s a pandemic. You’re normal, this is happening to you and everyone you know. You will get through this.
15 minutes | 4 months ago
156. Finding Peace With Uncertainty In Spirituality
As we explore uncertainty in every area of life, one place it shows up frequently – your spirituality. Your faith traditions may ebb and flow when feelings of uncertainty overwhelm you. When you choose to embrace the unknown, you’re invited to welcome change and reframe whatever is uncertain as an adventure. This week we encourage you to take small steps when considering something new. How about developing a change toolkit to help you move through uncertainty? And through it all, know that you are not alone. Holding on to spiritual traditions offers a roadmap for whatever it is you may face next.
14 minutes | 4 months ago
155. Coping With Uncertainty In Your Body
Throughout this holiday season, you may be feeling a great deal of uncertainty in your heart and mind. In our podcast today, we explore how uncertainty impacts your body. What would happen if you scheduled a time to worry, rather than dwelling on your uncertainty? If you connect with others and do what you enjoy, your brain is free to return to the present moment. And choosing what to focus on steers you away from what’s out of your control. That’s when you harness the power to manage what is in your control. May you be encouraged!
15 minutes | 4 months ago
154. Facing Uncertainty In Your Relationships
Facing uncertainty is a part of our lives – especially in this season of COVID 19. We begin a new series of podcasts today highlighting how uncertainty impacts your relationships, your body, spirituality and your craft. In your relationships, uncertainty might cause you to put up a wall and push away. How might you overcome this need to protect yourself? We explore how to share your fears. What would happen if you could give without getting anything in return? And consider how you want to be treated and do the same. You can embrace what you can control. Enjoy!
15 minutes | 5 months ago
153. How Do You Deal With Conflict In Your Craft?
When you face conflict in your workplace, what do you do? If you can get to the place where you see conflict as a natural part of working with others, you have the chance for peace. We begin by asking, what do you really want? Once you know that, what are you and the other going to do about it? If your goal is to listen to and learn about the other, you’re ready to create a strategy. Since you can’t control the outcome, your process is critical. That’s when you discover what’s important to both of you so that you can negotiate. When you reach an agreement, commit to each other so that you have real resolution.
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