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Episode 031 Anxiety – The Ties that Bind and Break


We don’t accomplish big things, or important things without a struggle, without moments of anxiety, fear, and not knowing how to get there – that’s just part of the journey. But the story has more than one character. The cast of the story is not just the hero – the self-made man or woman, we want our stories to have fairy godmothers who bring us just what we need when we need it, and woodsmen who save us from the wolves, and Jiminy Crickets who remind us of the best decisions, and Merlins to work their magic. Anxiety is a real part of life and making shit happen – and often the answer to breaking that tie that binds us, is to ask for support.

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Episode 030 Beautiful People Do Not Just Happen – A few thoughts on Adversity


Elisabeth Kubler Ross said, “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” Join us today for a discussion on those life trials that rip our very hearts out, and how they can also be the stepping stones to our depth and beauty. Stay with us to talk about the hard stuff and why it makes us beautiful.

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Episode 029 Special Edition: 10 Steps to Resiliency – with Becky Andrews


Becky Andrews, the clinical director of Resilient Solutions Inc., and a previous guest on our show, shares with us her 10 steps to resiliency. How do you take care of yourself so you can bounce back when life is difficult? Listen to today’s podcast for her professional plan that she has also implemented in her own life, as a woman with a degenerative eye disease that caused her to lose her eyesight. Despite this disability, Becky learned resiliency as she became a wife and mother, a therapist, a community activist, and a marathon runner. She is the author of her autobiography Look up, Move Forward.

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Episode 028 Building a Space for One Another – Setting the Scene of the Story

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When a set designer begins to create the layout of the set one of the things they are doing is setting mood and atmosphere. They do this with the layout of the set as well as with the items that are chosen to be present on the set, or in other words, the things we place around us. I love fresh flowers, yummy candles, books, music, and dancing. So I place these things in my living space. I want to talk about this subject of creating our set on purpose because I don’t think it gets talked about much. It’s something we do, some of us do it on purpose, some of us just sorta live where we’re dropped, some of us are too busy with life to focus on actively creating our space, but I think purposeful living and the power that comes in creating atmosphere and place is something worth a twenty-minute conversation. It’s the basis for many of our stories– scene and set can make a big difference in the energy of the story, the happiness of the characters, and the delight in the space that you control. Tune in…

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Episode 027 Multiple Choice Endings – Creating Your Own Story


When I was in elementary school I used to love the “choose-your-ending” books. The story would start and every couple of pages you could decide what the protagonist would do. “If he goes into the cave, turn to page 24. If he turns around and goes back, turn to page 28.” And decision by decision you would take the protagonist to the conclusion of the story. Always with a different ending depending upon the choices your protagonist made, or more accurately, the choices that you made for your protagonist. Join us today for some thoughts on creating your own adventure.

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