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The Being and the Doing
59 minutes | 8 months ago
[Ep 35] What Matters Most to You?
What matters most to you in life? And more importantly, do your actions align with what you say is important? This episode is a deep dive conversation with internationally best selling author Jim Huling on how we can focus on the wildly important things in our lives. Tune in to find out how we can move beyond the competing priorities of the day to focus on goals that will make all the difference. Visit the resource page for this episode here: https://www.stonecirclecoaching.com/podcast/what-matters-most-to-you-ep35
38 minutes | 8 months ago
[Ep 34] What is your food story?
We all have a food story - a way we talk about and reminisce about food. In this episode holistic nutritionist Loretta Friedrich offers some interesting perspectives on why we eat, what we eat and how to nourish ourselves physically and emotionally. Visit the episode page for more resources mentioned in this show: https://www.stonecirclecoaching.com/podcast/what-is-your-food-story-ep34
43 minutes | 9 months ago
[Ep 33] The Great Pause: Slow Living During COVID-19
Slow living guru Carl Honoré joins me in conversation about the great pause happening during COVID-19. In this episode we explore the challenges and opportunities of living at a slower pace, our new relationship with time and the impact this has on home and work. To leave a comment and grab the resources mentioned in this podcast, visit the episode page: https://www.stonecirclecoaching.com/podcast/slow-living-covid-19-ep33
37 minutes | 9 months ago
[Ep 32] A Cosmic Coronavirus Wake Up Call
We are having a cosmic coronavirus wake up call. There's nothing like a pandemic to stop everyone in their tracks. But will this global experience actually change us for the good? In this episode I explore this question and whether post COVID-19 the new normal will just be like the way it was before. For resources mentioned in this episode, visit the podcast page here: https://www.stonecirclecoaching.com/podcast/cosmic-wake-up-call-ep32/
30 minutes | 9 months ago
[Ep 31] The Upside of Social Distancing
Social distancing during the COVID pandemic has forced us into new ways of interacting with others. In this episode we look at the challenges of staying connected and how we can shift into a positive mindset about keeping the distance. To comment or grab the resources mentioned in this show, please visit the podcast episode page: https://www.stonecirclecoaching.com/podcast/upside-social-distancing-ep-31/
18 minutes | 10 months ago
[Ep 30] The Game Has Changed with the Coronavirus
The coronavirus has created a new normal around the world. It calls all of us into action for the greater good. In this episode I talk about how COVID-19 has changed the game and how we can move forward in challenging times. Episode page: https://www.stonecirclecoaching.com/podcast/game-has-changed-ep30/ 101 Tips for Finding Calm in the Chaos [Ultimate Guide] https://www.stonecirclecoaching.com/calm/finding-calm-in-the-chaos/
41 minutes | 10 months ago
[Ep 29] How Much is Enough for Simpler Living?
Want to have a simpler and richer life? Slowing down sounds great but how do you do that when life seems complicated? In this episode I’m in conversation with simpler living expert Kim Duke about her mission to help people find a way to slow down and enjoy having enough in your life. To grab any of the free resources mentioned in this episode, visit the episode link here: https://www.stonecirclecoaching.com/podcast/simple-living-ep29
37 minutes | a year ago
[Ep 28] Why We Worry and How to Stop
We can spend a lot of time worrying enough though it doesn't get us anywhere. Constant worrying and pessimistic thinking distracts us from our ability to refocus and take proactive steps to manage our fears and concerns. In this episode we look at why we worry and some simple ways to stop travelling along the "what if" path. For the free resources mentioned in this week's podcast, visit the episode webpage: https://www.stonecirclecoaching.com/podcast/podcast-ep28-worry
32 minutes | a year ago
[Ep 27] Morning Rituals to Start Your Day
Your morning rituals are a key to starting your day on a positive note. With a busy schedule, it's easy to hit the snooze button or jump straight into the day's to-do list without a moment of pause. In this episode we explore simple morning rituals and habits to help you set your day up for success. Visit the episode page for more resources mentioned in the podcast: https://www.stonecirclecoaching.com/podcast/morning-rituals-ep27/
43 minutes | a year ago
[Ep 26] Spiritual but not Religious: Yes it's a thing
Spiritual but not religious (SBNR) is the fastest growing faith category. But what does that really mean? In this episode I'm in conversation with author Anne Bokma about her year long exploration of spiritual practices in search of a more soulful life outside the bounds of religion. Visit the episode page to get the free resources mentioned in the show and leave a comment: https://www.stonecirclecoaching.com/podcast/spiritual-not-religious-ep26/
28 minutes | a year ago
[Ep 25] Is Life a Gong Show? Manage Expectations!
Does life sometimes feel chaotic and out of control? It can be stressful when your life becomes a gong show of too many commitments, too little time and energy and unexpected events disrupting the flow. In this episode I share how expectations can create chaos and an important strategy for managing expectations to reduce unnecessary stress in your life. Visit the episode page for more free resources mentioned in this podcast: https://www.stonecirclecoaching.com/podcast/ep25-managing-expectations/
27 minutes | a year ago
[Ep 24] Is the Art of Conversation Dead?
Is the art of conversation dead? These days it seems we debate or argue but we don't really have conversations any more. Why is that? Maybe the topics are too difficult. Maybe we are too busy to take the time. In this episode we dive into a conversation about conversations - the reasons we are avoiding them and why we need to start talking with each other again. Visit the episode page for more resources: https://www.stonecirclecoaching.com/podcast/podcast-ep24-conversation-dead/
5 minutes | a year ago
[Season 3] Coming soon ... Sneak Peek!
Season 3 of The Being & The Doing podcast launches in January! Your support for the first 2 seasons - 23 episodes! - has been wonderful. We explored a bunch of topics from decluttering to gratitude and from life purpose to managing stress. I am so looking forward to what is coming in Season 3. There are some changes, including a fresh new format designed to not only bring you thought-provoking content to help manage the ups and downs of life in the 21st century, but to also encourage more conversation about the topics. Visit the episode page here: https://www.stonecirclecoaching.com/podcast/being-doing-season-3
21 minutes | a year ago
[Ep 23] How to Walk Your Talk to Greater Success
Do you walk your talk? It's how people decide whether you are credible or not. All of us get out of alignment where our words and actions don't line up. In this episode we take a look at why it's important for your ducks to be in a row and how to close the gap between what we say and what we do. Visit the episode page below for resources mentioned in this show: https://www.stonecirclecoaching.com/podcast/how-to-walk-your-talk-to-greater-success-ep23/
24 minutes | a year ago
[Ep 22] Top 10 Personal Habits for a Happier & Healthier Life
Successful people - the ones who live joyful, fulfilling and meaningful lives - have personal habits that contribute to their health and happiness. In this episode I share my list of the top 10 personal habits and the one important key to making them work for you. Visit the episode webpage for the article and all the resources mentioned in this show: https://www.stonecirclecoaching.com/podcast/top-10-personal-habits-for-a-happier-healthier-life-ep22
19 minutes | a year ago
[Ep 21] What Do You DO With an AHA Moment?
In the first episode of season 2, I answer the practical question of what to do when you have an AHA moment. Instead of leaving your great ideas or brilliant insights on the table, you can close the gap between awareness and action using a simple formula. Tune in to discover 5 ways to put your AHA to work for you. Grab all the free resources mentioned in this podcast on the episode page here: https://www.stonecirclecoaching.com/podcast/aha-moment-ep21/
21 minutes | 2 years ago
[Ep 20] Positivity: Is It Overrated?
In this last episode of season 1, I tackle the question of whether positivity is just another overdone idea. Can we simply ignore what is going on and look on the bright side? Or have we missed the point about the power of optimism in a negative world? Tune to find out the real goods on positivity. Simple Gratitude Practices Listen to this podcast and challenge your thinking about gratitude. How to Create More Positivity Here's a blog about Simple Ways to Cultivate Positivity https://www.stonecirclecoaching.com/practice/cultivate-positivity/ and another one with tips for Taking a Positivity Break https://www.stonecirclecoaching.com/practice/simple-ways-positivity/ More Inspiration, Tips and Strategies Join my community http://eepurl.com/ciWU-j and receive my free weekly newsletter. Find me on: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/StoneCircleCoaching Twitter https://twitter.com/LaurelVespi Instagram https://www.instagram.com/laurelvespi or in The Mindful Way Tribe https://www.facebook.com/groups/themindfulwaytribe Got ideas for a Season 2 topic? Send me a quick email: https://www.stonecirclecoaching.com/contact/ This Episode’s Homework Something to think about: What is my positivity account balance? Something to try: Try one day of positivity. See what it's like to shift into that space for just a day. Pay attention to making deposits into your positivity account. Then at the end of the day – notice how you feel. JOIN THE CONVERSATION Love to hear what you have to say – please take a moment to rate, review and/or leave a comment or question.
30 minutes | 2 years ago
[Ep 19] Do I Need a Life Coach?
Curious about life coaching but not sure why you would want one? In this episode we tackle the what and how of coaching - what happens in a coaching call and how you would benefit from working with a life coach. My special guest is a client who shares her experience of working with me. How I Became a Life Coach Curious to know a bit about me? You can read some of my story here: https://www.stonecirclecoaching.com/about/laurels-story/ Read about my journey to becoming a life coach: https://www.stonecirclecoaching.com/about/laurels-journey-to-coaching/ Top 8 Reasons to Work with a Life Coach Here's a blog about the most common reasons people work with a life coach: https://www.stonecirclecoaching.com/well-being/reasons-to-work-with-a-life-coach/ Work with Me Learn about coaching with me and book a complimentary consultation: https://laurelvespi.clickfunnels.com/application-page This Episode’s Homework Something to think about: What's the one thing if you were to do it consistently would have the greatest impact on your health or happiness? Follow-up question... Why are you not doing it? These questions give you some insight into what we could work on in a coaching call. Something to try: Book a complimentary coaching session with me. No obligation! Use this link and fill out the form and I'll be in touch. https://laurelvespi.clickfunnels.com/application-page JOIN THE CONVERSATION Love to hear what you have to say – please take a moment to rate, review and/or leave a comment or question.
32 minutes | 2 years ago
[Ep 18] 10 Mindfulness Practices to Reduce Stress at Work
Stressed at work? That’s not good considering the number of hours you spend there. Sure there might be lots of workplace distractions and irritations that are out of your control, but that doesn’t mean you have to be unhappy at work. In this episode I share some simple mindfulness practices that can reduce your workday stress and increase positivity and productivity. How to be more mindful at work Check out these resources for more tips and strategies: 5 Tips for Starting your Workday Right: https://www.stonecirclecoaching.com/mindful-workplace/5-tips-starting-workday-right/ 3 Mindful Ways to Manage Email: https://www.stonecirclecoaching.com/mindful-workplace/3-mindful-ways-manage-email/ How to do a Digital Detox with Your Phone [podcast]: https://www.stonecirclecoaching.com/podcast/nomophobia-digital-detox-ep9/ Tips for More Mindful Meetings: https://www.stonecirclecoaching.com/mindful-workplace/how-mindful-meetings-increase-productivity/ This Episode’s Homework Something to think about: On a scale of 1 – 10, (1 not at all; 10 to the max) how stressed or distracted am I at work? What would it take to move down one level? Something to try: Do a little audit of your workday. Pick a day and keep track of all your sources of stress, distraction and irritation. Just keep a notepad beside you and jot a word or two down that captures it. Then at the end of the day, look at your list and choose which of the ten tips I shared would help cut your stress. Remember a 10% reduction is a good thing. JOIN THE CONVERSATION Love to hear what you have to say – please take a moment to rate, review and/or leave a comment or question.
27 minutes | 2 years ago
[Ep 17] Too Much Stuff! Getting Rid of Your Clutter (Part 3)
Too much stuff makes us stressed. It also wastes our time, makes us less productive and zaps our energy. It’s time to sort, purge and organize! You can get a handle on your clutter with some simple rules for clearing stuff out. In this episode I share the plain facts about decluttering so you can finally take charge of your piles of stuff. Be sure to grab your free Ultimate Guide to Decluttering. It's jam packed with inspiration and tips for clearing the clutter that holds you back. DECLUTTER GUIDE [Free Download] The Ultimate Guide to Decluttering and this episode's Being and Doing Homework can be found here: https://www.stonecirclecoaching.com/podcast/get-rid-of-clutter-ep17/ JOIN THE CONVERSATION Love to hear what you have to say – please take a moment to rate, review and/or leave a comment or question.
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