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Recently, we were joined by Mollie West Duffy and Liz Fosslien, authors of a new book, Big Feelings: How to Be Okay When Things Are Not Okay. We enjoyed the conversation so much, and had so much more to talk about from the book, that we decided to invite Liz and Mollie back for every show this week to take on one big feeling a day, and take your calls as part of our ongoing series, "Taking Care Of You in 2022" and for Mental Health Awareness month. Today, Mollie joins us to talk about how to cope with despair.
Before we can do the work of managing our monkey mind and monkey feelings, we have to first understand WHAT THE HECK we are reacting to. Is it really the email? That person? Or the decision we have to make? Why do we jump to believing every thought in our brain? Are we even aware that this is exactly what we are doing? We answer all this and more in this week's podcast. Listen now. LATEST ANNOUNCEMENTS: Want to learn what it really takes to release stress 10X FASTER? Then you don't want to miss this FREE Masterclass where I teach you: The SPECIFIC critical mistakes every Stressed Out Success is making that is keeping them in an endless cycle of stress with nothing to show for. The 3 powerful shifts needed in order to finally stop being a stressed out Leader. An EASY formula you can use to break that negative thinking (that works like a charm)! Plus, you'll learn all about the Stressproof Method and how Executives and Leaders around the world are applying it to achieve massive results in their lives. For instant access head on over to https://www.stressproofpodcast.com/freemasterclass Watched the training and ready to go deeper? Get the support you need to melt away stress faster than ever before so that you can shine at work like you know you're capable of and get BACK to enjoying your life with the people you love!
Recently, we were joined by Mollie West Duffy and Liz Fosslein, authors of a new book, Big Feelings: How to Be Okay When Things Are Not Okay. We enjoyed the conversation so much, and had so much more to talk about from the book, that we decided to invite Liz and Mollie back for every show this week to take on one big feeling a day, and take your calls as part of our ongoing series, "Taking Care Of You in 2022" and for Mental Health Awareness month. Today, Liz joins us to discuss regret.
On this episode: The ”Poddin' Next Door" crew opens with LGBT issues, YSL RICO, the GOAT Kendrick Lamar album review, Streaming Loophole, and much much more… Listen on most Digital Streaming Platforms. Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Google…… Follow + Subscribe: Instagram - @poddinnextdoor YouTube - Poddin' Next Door
Welcome to the '5th Thing' with Amy & Kat!! You should listen to today's episode for the quotes/memes alone…they share a few good ones for sure (some funny, but also some that lead to a conversation about emotions and managing feelings.) They also address a few listener emails…one specifically about trying to start working out in a healthy way after getting over some disordered eating & unhealthy workout habits. Amy talks about some shows she's watching: ‘The Thing About Pam' (a true crime story on Peacock) and Brene Brown's HBO Max special called ‘Atlas of the Heart.' Kat shares her fear of getting kidnapped & electrocuted during thunderstorms when wearing glasses and then Amy gives an update on the status of her Outweigh Podcast that focuses on the gray area of eating disorders. Thank you licensed therapist, Kat Defatta, for joining us with her wisdom. You can find her on Instagram: @Kat.Defatta + @YouNeedTherapyPodcast. Best places to find more about Amy: RadioAmy.com + @RadioAmy Please send emails for the 5th thing to 4ThingsWithAmyBrown@gmail.com! ShopEspwa.com for all items that support Haiti! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this episode we'll go on a mindful adventure in a hot air balloon. We will use a breathing exercise to fill the balloon, then practice letting go of difficult feelings as we imagine untying sandbags until we're light enough to fly. Like You is listener supported. You can support the show by subscribing on Apple Podcasts or becoming a patron on Patreon. You can also support the show by shopping in our online store or purchasing songs from the show on our Bandcamp page.Please send us a voice memo, drawing, or letter at email@example.com. We play a voice memos from listeners either at the beginning of an episode or during the affirmation segment of the episode. If your child wants to be included, record a voice memo and send it to us. Your child can introduce themself and then say a favorite affirmation, sing a line from a Like You song, say what they like about the show, or share whatever they feel! Keep it short (10-20 seconds). For more info on how to record and send a voice memo, see this post.Like You is a production of Perpetual Motion. The show is written and produced by Noah Glenn. The show's artwork was illustrated by Mia Saine. Episode art is created by Lindsey Glenn.This episode features original music by Noah Glenn. Find us here:WebsitePatreonInstagramFacebookTwitterApple PodcastsSpotifyBandcampOnline Shop
Welcome to Yes On-the-Go, where we bring Yes Collective members the audio version of a Yes Collective expert team content. This is for all of us parents who are too busy or — let's face it — too worn out at the end of the day to read. But we still want the mental and emotional wellness tools the Yes Collective expert team serves up. This episode of On-the-Go is an audio version of our 5 Feelings Parents Don't Want to Talk About (But Need To). In this article, the Yes Collective therapy team names these scary feelings so that more parents can talk openly about them and relate to them in healthier ways. This and tons of other amazing mental and emotional wellness content is available in the Yes Collective app. Link to original article: https://home.yescollective.app/posts/five-feelings-parents-dont-want-to-talk-about-but-need-to (https://home.yescollective.app/posts/five-feelings-parents-dont-want-to-talk-about-but-need-to)
In the novel Dark Lord the Rise of Darth Vader, we finally get an explanation into Darth Vader's brain about how he feels regarding Anakin and Mustafar. How he wishes he would have just left with Padme or not been there at all, as well as his hatred toward Palpatine's evil. Plus I'll explore how Vader killed Anakin on Mustafar. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode Sheilah is rewinding back to Episode 22, which focused on Mental Health. She shares why it's so important for us as moms to take time to feel our feelings. The 3 benefits shared include… 1. Gives You Clarity 2. Leaves Room for Self-Compassion 3. Starts Your Healing & Growth Journey This week's Cool Mama Spotlight: Janeen Smith-Scott Follow Janeen on IG: @TheJourneyAdvocate Follow Keep Your Cool Mama on… · Instagram @KeepYourCoolMama · Facebook @KeepYourCoolMama Have questions about balancing motherhood and personal growth? Want to share your thoughts on the topics discussed? You are personally invited to email Sheilah at Keepyourcoolmama@gmail.com. Would love to hear from you! For Keep Your Cool Mama Merch Click Here https://keep-your-cool-mama.creator-spring.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sheilah-hicks/message
Thank you, Doug Noll, for being such an inspirational leader and for creating such impact and positive change in the lives of many! It was an honour to connect with you and learn from you. I am excited about all the future people who have still yet to meet and help!Doug speaks to us about giving, and he teaches us three simple yet effective proven steps to de-escalate any situation in under 90 seconds. Through his Prison for Peace program, he is changing the lives of life inmates, teaching them to be leaders and bettering the correctional system. Doug reminds us of the power of listening to emotions and not just words.Meet Doug!Douglas E. Noll, Esq is an award-winning lawyer-mediator who has mediated thousands of conflicts. His calling is to serve humanity, and he executes his calling at many levels. He is an award-winning author of three books, a teacher, a speaker, and a trainer. His fourth book De-Escalate was published by Beyond Word's Publishing in September of 2017. De-Escalate is now in four languages and in its second printing.Doug's work carries him from international work to helping people resolve deep interpersonal and ideological conflicts. He is the co-founder of Prison of Peace and creator of the Noll Affect Labeling System. In 2012, Doug was honoured by California Lawyer Magazine as California Attorney of the Year.Learn more here: https://dougnoll.com.Freebie: http://dougnoll.co/neliaLearn more about your host, Nelia at https://neliahutt.comJoin the Free 5 Day Discover Your Passion Challenge athttps://neliahutt.com/https://www.travellivegive.com. Helping you Discover Inner Peace through Giving!Email your comments, show ideas or connect at firstname.lastname@example.orgSubscribe to the Podcast YouTube Channel to watch the videos of the episodes
What we talked about: 3:55- Recapping her race at the Boston Marathon 7:30- Her goals and expectations going into the Boston Marathon 14:40- Feelings about placing 9th 17:45- Not being selected for the Olympics 21:55- Running a PR at the London Marathon 27:30- Running the World Championships for the marathon this summer 33:30- Pacing a ... more »
So many horror movies, but only one can be the winner!! Join the boys in the lobby as they go through a bracket of their creation consisting of 64 horror films that they consider to be some of the best ever made. The final 8 films left standing will get their own individual episodes, BUT which will come in as the best horror movie according to the fellas? Feelings will be hurt and tears will be shed. Will your favorite scary movie make the cut? Thanks for checking back in, and enjoy your the stay at The Grand Cinema Hotel! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
If you have ever struggled with feeling "inadequate," "less than," "not enough," or with "imposter syndrome" then don't miss this episode. This is Olawunmi Brigue. Founder, SuperAbundant Woman (SAW): The premier spiritual and personal growth hub for Christian women who want it all - the thriving career, the loving home & the life of tremendous impact - God's way. Apply for your seat at: https://superabundantlifetribe.com/apply
In this episode, we wrap up our recap of Netflix's reality show The Ultimatum which literally has us rolling our eyes at these kids. Omar Salmon is our guest and he came to discuss Facts over Feelings. You can watch the visual component on Black Oak Tv. Follow us on all social platforms: @serieslypodcast. Please Note: The views and opinions expressed on this podcast are those of the hosts and do not reflect the views and opinions of any network or series.** Theme Song: @Lyndastarrmusic Questions, comments or concerns? Let us know! If you enjoyed this episode please, subscribe and leave a review. Email: email@example.com
In this episode, I share with you how passionate I get when I ride my bike-Mountain bike, Road Bike, Gravel Bike. The feelings are so immense and I shared them with you.
TUNE IN TO LEARN:How to boost your confidence, your sleep, let go of anxiety and "never enough" brain setting - it's all about serotonin and here are 3 major practices that are essential for optimal levels!MY UPCOMING WORKSHOPS (Many dates are available):
The Phoenix Suns drop game 6 in a blowout at the hands of Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks. Devin Booker and Chris Paul 32 points don't match. Join Saul, Espo, and Gerald as they run down game 6. 1:04 Feelings from the game 3:15 Drink of the night 6:15 Suns player recap 11:34 Why the Suns actually lost 13:50 Book what's happenin? 17:15 Scott Foster 20:22 Where do we go from here? 23:55 Can't keep blaming the refs 25:47 Screenshots 30:00 Positive take aways 33:44 What we need for game 7 36:00 Producer surprise 42:07 Food takes 44:10 Our Rants 49:00 Gerald! thank you Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This podcast by Cindy Jacob Southworth, an AACC Certified Relationship Coach and part of the Women World Leaders Leadership team, teaches us about why boundaries are important and the symptoms we may suffer when we don't set and keep boundaries in our relationships. ******** Welcome to Celebrating God's Grace, a Women World Leaders Podcast. I am your host Cindy Jacob Southworth, an AACC certified relationship coach with Breakwater Ministries and part of the Women World Leaders leadership team, and I am coming to you from Cindy's Porch. Today I want to talk to you about why boundaries are so important, but first, let's go to God in prayer. Father God, you are a good good Father. Speak to our hearts today about identifying our gifts and talents and using them in a way that is pleasing to you dear Lord. Help us to overcome the roadblocks that keep us from setting boundaries in our relaitonships. Show us your way today Father, in Jesus' name, Amen. On my previous podcast I talked about setting and keeping Boundaries in Relationships. I want to continue that conversation today to help you understand why boundaries are so important. I want to help you identify symptoms you may be having because you are not setting and keeping healthy boundaries. “For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10 (NLT) God will set us on a path according to our gifts and talents. When we know what those gifts and talents are, we don't have to conform to the pressures around us. We can say “No” to the things that aren't utilizing our gifts and talents and say “Yes” to the things that do. When we have boundary problems, it conflicts with the path God has for us for our gifts and talents. A God-given desire becomes our passion. “In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.” Romans 12:6-8 (NLT) Functional Symptoms when Boundaries are not kept (check all that apply): We will often see the following symptoms in a person who is not utilizing their gifts appropriately or setting boundaries so that they can operate in their gifts: _____ The inability of someone to complete a goal, or task. I lack follow-through. _____ Extreme disorganization. Boundaries have to do with internal structure. If I don't have good limits in my life, then I will become very unstructured. _____ Low energy. This leads to burnout. I'm doing what I'm compelled to do, and not doing what I feel called to do. _____ Problems of concentration. An intrusion in my mind – I start to focus, and I just can't stay there. So many things are taking up space on the inside. There's no mental space to work. Perhaps you are doing too many things; this limits your ability to do a few things well. We have to say “no” to the busy so we can say “yes” to our passions. “You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don't give reluctantly or in response to pressure. ‘For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.'” 2 Corinthians 9:7 (NLT) You have to say “no” to the good things, so you can do the best things. Clinical Symptoms of Boundary Problems (check all that apply): _____ Depression. Hope deferred makes the heart sick. _____ A state of loss. We lose a sense of self and we actually feel grief. _____ A feeling of resentment. We experience toxic physical symptoms. _____ Feelings of rage. We explode because we feel cornered. _____ Obsessive-compulsive problems. _____ Compulsive behaviors (over-eating, drinking, etc). “A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls.” Proverbs 25:28 (NLT) What does a boundary do? Boundaries keep good things in, and bad things out. Boundaries keep the love of God in and keeps out what people may want to take away from you. Boundaries help us to withdraw. In some situations, you may be overwhelmed. Boundaries help us to know when something is wrong or evil. Boundaries function as a protection of freedom. The person who feels controlled by others feels like a slave. They don't make the choices that are right for them for fear of letting someone else down. What does a boundary look like? There are different kinds of boundaries. Personal boundaries. These boundaries focus on your personal space, and physical safety. It includes your preferences for touch, like who gets to hold your hand, or hug you, who gets to be physically intimate with you and how much. It includes how much time we will spend with others vs. with ourselves, taking care of ourselves. Emotional boundaries. This is your ability to empathize with others without being consumed. It requires us to have boundaries with our time. It's ok to walk in another person's shoes, but we must know when to step out of their shoes. We can't allow their emotional stuff to affect our emotions, so we have to learn how to detach. Also included here are topics that you decide you don't want to talk about regarding your own personal relationships. Some things that are talked about between husband and wife need to remain between husband and wife. Cognitive boundaries. This is your ability to hold on to your own beliefs and thoughts, without changing them for other people. As Christians, this means that we don't compromise what we know the word of God is telling us about maintaining our principles. Included here are conversational boundaries – we get to decide what topics we will discuss with others and which ones we won't. Hot topics are those that center around religion, politics, and sexuality. It is ok to refrain from topics that you don't feel comfortable talking about. Environmental boundaries. This is our ability to share our physical space with others. We determine who gets to go into our drawers, use our hairbrush, get something from our purse, or use our cell phone. We decide who we might share our passwords with or have access to our personal information. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Why is a boundary important? If you want to accomplish the BIG MISSION in your life, you are going to have to say NO to people. We need to say NO to protect the stewardship of our time, talents, and resources. People who have good boundaries say NO when they need to say NO. Sometimes we have to say NO to the good so we can say YES to what's best. “I'm so busy” is heard frequently by those who do not keep boundaries. They are giving themselves away to “empty calorie” people. In the meantime, they are not reaching their personal or professional goals. They often can't define their mission… but they are BUSY. What are the obstacles that keep us from having boundaries? The fear of loss of relationship. If I set limits or disappoint you, then I will lose the relationship. “As long as you stay around, I'll never tell you no.” The fear of conflict. We engage in “conflict avoidance.” We fear their anger. We are people pleasers. We want people to be happy with us, so we choose their happiness over our own. We allow them to guilt-trip us and manipulate us so we don't have to fear their disappointment or rejection. Guilt is the gift that keeps on giving. We don't set boundaries because we don't want to feel the guilt. “I'm afraid I will damage you if I say no”. “I'll discourage you if I say No.” “If I say no, they will get depressed.” “A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls.” Proverbs 25:28 (NLT) The most essential tool that you have is the ability to say Yes and No. Remember that when you are saying YES to something, you are saying NO to something else. Make sure that you aren't always saying NO to your own personal needs in favor of other people. People will get disappointed and even angry when you don't do what they want you to do. That's because they have their own agenda. You can't allow their anger to control you. Boundaries are designed to take care of you. They are designed for you to exercise self-care. When we think of self-care, the first thing that comes to mind is our eating habits and exercise, but self-care is much more than that. Self-care is how you treat yourself. It includes balance in your life, rest, relaxation, and companionship. Self-care can be really hard, and often we don't exercise healthy self-care until something pushes our limits to the breaking point. Our inner compass will keep saying NO so we can say YES to ourselves. We just need to listen to our inner compass - The Holy Spirit. We discover that other people can take care of the things that we thought only we could take care of, but there is only one person who can take care of me – and that is me. Focus on choosing your responsibilities and limit your time. Ask yourself: Is this really my responsibility? Can someone else do this? Am I about to say Yes to something that the person is fully capable of doing themselves? Do you do something you love each day? Make a list of the things you love to do, and make sure you are making time to do those things. We all have things that we must do, things we want to do, and then things we love to do. Make sure you keep a balance of the three. Reach out and build a web of resources. Find people who will support you. I would love to hear from you, so drop me an email at Cindysporch@gmail.com Send me your ideas for relationship advice. Thank you so much for joining us today—as we celebrate God's grace in our lives, in this ministry, and the world! Join us each Monday, Wednesday and Friday as we explore together God's extravagant love and your courageous purpose. Visit our website at www.womenworldleaders.com to submit a prayer request, and support the ministry. Don't forget to sign up for a free subscription to our Voice Of Truth Magazine. Check out upcoming events in June 2022 in south Florida. From His heart to yours, we are Women World Leaders. All content is copyrighted by Women World Leaders and cannot be used without express written consent.
In this episode, the jungle is out to get our adventurer. Sit back, relax, enjoy this short story, and thanks for listening! Written and Narrated by Zack Miller. Follow us on Twitter @The_MNS_Podcast, Instagram @midnight_slumber_podcast, and on Facebook – Midnight Slumber.
Tom Anderson returned to the show to describe how transistors and passives work. We discuss everything from vacuum tubes to diodes to transistors (PNP and NPN) to resistors and capacitors. We search for synonyms among the confusing terminology of cathodes, plates, emitters, anodes, grids, bases, and collectors. This was a tech heavy episode so little bit of brushing up on terms may be useful before (or after): Boltzmann constant Physical constant Vacuum tube Diode logic Diode Push–pull converter Transcript.
One skill set that many doulas express a lack of confidence in is supporting clients with an epidural. Many doula workshops overemphasize how to support an unmedicated birth. As a result, doulas may feel uncertain and often unprepared to support the client who has chosen an epidural. Supporting the client with an epidural is multi-faceted. Many clients and even doulas may assume that a doula's job is done once an epidural is in place. The reality is, that the doula's job has just begun. Physical support is still necessary when supporting epidurals. Frequent position changes help the baby navigate the changing diameters of the pelvis. The necessity for emotional support can also increase as clients process their feelings surrounding receiving the epidural. Some may feel only relief. Others may feel guilt or regret. Feelings of failure can also be common. Come join us as we discuss the ins and outs of supporting our clients who have chosen to receive an epidural.
THURSDAY HR 4 Camila Alves McConaughey calls into the show shares about her new book talking about kids eating better. Some emotional eating and other activities planned for the GatorLand broadcast. Monster Sports - NBA news, NBA playoffs.
We are going to be talking feelings today Y'all. I know we as OB/GYN's are so good at stuffing them down. We want to avoid even talking about them or maybe evening listening to a podcast about them...but hear me out! Today I want to teach you an exercise for how you can put feelings to good use in your life. I am going to teach you how feelings can be useful in driving your forward and for helping you be the person you strive to be. Also, enrollment for the June Happy Gynecologist Group is open! Go to coach-miles.com/enroll to save your spot now! If you have questions about the Happy Gynecologist Group, you can find a list of FAQs here: coach-miles.com/FAQ
This isn't therapy -- it's a discussion about foreboding joy. Coined by Dr. Brene Brown, foreboding joy is described as that moment when joy is interrupted by thoughts of “but what if something bad happens.” Jake and Simon discuss your submissions and unpack the major themes that emerged. Follow us on Instagram @notatherapypodcastJake Ernst: @mswjakeSimon Paluck: @directedbysimon Episode mixed by Jordan Paluck
So often we are raised to believe that there is a "right" way and a "wrong" way to do our lives. We are taught to be authentic but to not be "too emotional". We are taught to follow the rules and not color outside of the lines. But then we become middle aged adults and are told that the only way to succeed is to hustle to point of failure. It's not surprising that we frequently feel overwhelmed and frustrated with our day-to-day lives. So often we believe that the answers to how to live our lives are found outside of ourselves. That's why I decided to invite Tamara Becker on the podcast today. Tamara is one of the most grounded and real women I know and in this episode she is getting real with us on how to live an authentic life - according to your OWN rules. Tamara is a Photographer and Marketing Professional turned Herbalist and Energy Worker, a mother and a powerful human. She drops some very impactful truth bombs about being real with yourself and being willing to feel your feelings. Enjoy ❤️ About Tamara:Having grown up in small town Wainwright, but residing in YYC since the year 2000, I have always beenfascinated by people and the web we weave through shared experiences.With a background in marketing and design, mental health advocacy (@projectnightlightyyc) and fineart, I am fascinated by history, the ‘why'', and by the myriad of reactions to a single stimulus. That is themain reason I love mixed media; you can explore a concept in several different ways just by changingthe material you use.I primarily work with photography, acrylics, ink and textiles but nothing is off the table.Through art, I get to further study people - their energy, how they move through the world, and the lightand interactions between form and space.Website: www.empireimages.caInstagram: @empireimagesyyc Book a free Discovery Session with Amanda: https://amandahess.ca/bookacall/Join Amanda's free Borderline Personality Disorder support group for women: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bpdreimagined
It's May (when I am recording this episode) which might mean many things. For us it means cramming in our school and spring kid activities, it means busting out the camping gear and preparing for the kickoff to summer, it means many more hours outside it also means budding blooms (ie pollen), and bugs emerge from who knows where. For me it also means publishing my first book. Beyond Normal: A field guide to embrace adventure, implore the wilderness and design an extraordinary life with kids launches on May 17, 2022. Book Description: With big trips and everyday joys, a life of adventure awaits you. Whether you enjoy traveling or staying close to home, you'll love this book. Soak up everyday adventures exploring new places, trying new experiences, finding fun in everything, and making play more prevalent than screens. You do not need to go back to normal. Beyond Normal is a field guide to help your family navigate an adventurous life filled with authentic experiences. Throughout this guide, you will find ways to assess your risk tolerance, stretch beyond your comfort zone, and find community. Venture forth! If you head to my website Ordinarysherpa.com (beginning May 17th) you can purchase, download the free ebook (for limited time), or request a copy of the book Beyond Normal for your local library. Website for this episode: https://ordinarysherpa.com/074Subscribe to the email List: https://ordinarysherpa.com/subscribe/ Authori Bio: Heidi Dusek is an adventurous working mom. She helps families connect through simple and authentic adventures on her podcast (Ordinary Sherpa), Instagram feed, and through speaking and community-building events. In all seriousness, I wanted to take you behind the scenes to share the development of this book from idea to publication and the addition of a published author as a part of my identity. It began last year about this time a friend posted on social media, “If you were to write a book, what would the title be and what would it be about?” I rattled off 3 titles and a sentence description. The initial description was something like “create everyday adventures and live life on purpose.” I received a couple comments from friends that said “please write this book” and that was how it began. I knew the concept, but I struggled with figuring out what to write. I'm just an ordinary mom. I didn't really know what people would want to read about or what exactly I would write about. I knew the topic of adventure parenting was likely the topic but I didn't really have the concept. Through a series of requests in the Ordinary Sherpa FB group, Everyday Adventure Challenge meet ups, and individuals who would buy me a coffee I'd meet with listeners who connected with the Ordinary Sherpa mission to help families connect through simple and authentic adventures. It was through these conversations that I was able to dive deeper into who the book was for and why they were struggling with adventurous parenting. I came up with 12 different reasons based on our conversations Think it costs a lot of money to adventure Not enough time Perceptions of success and constraints of work Mindset of “what adventure is” “I'm not adventurous” “I'm not outdoorsy” “I live in a city, I can't adventure here” Fear, Adventure is risky, I am a parent and need to be stable Discomfort with uncertainty: Kids who adventure make parents nervous, unsafe Feelings of Joy: immediately followed by guilt, fear of losing the thing that led to joy Society norms of “settling down” you have to choose Working against marketing and media (influencers, big brands) Activities send family members in different directions (sports, school, work, music, etc) Need ideas of what to do, don't know how to do it themselves so not comfortable being the leader Tired/exhausted/overwhelmed, adventure seems hard From here I explored other books in this genre to see what else already existed to support parents with answers to these questions. I'll be honest, I found a lot related to family travel or an adventurous lifestyle without kids, but not many for family adventures specifically. I bought or checked out anything remotely related to the concept and read the books throughout the writing process to have a sense of what those books offered and how or if my content would be different. The entire time I was doing research I also began my writing without any expectation, but thoughts or stories that I would think of while reading or listening to other stories. I organized the questions or reasons why parents struggle to adventure into core themes which later became the three parts of the book. Part 1: Live Deeply focuses on the adventure mindset and the foundations of adventure as a value proposition to a fulfilling life. Part 2: Explore Bravely begins to put all the limiting beliefs and perceptions of safe and stable lifestyle into question. I share research, walk through exercises as a guide to work through the process, and offer my own stories of adventure and parenting to offer context throughout the book as a guide to work through the process. Part 3: Play Wildly are examples of actionable steps to make adventure more accessible. It is my belief that if we can build a life where everyday adventures create the foundation for a thriving life. Even if we choose to travel to see new places and new people, we have the foundation of adventure built into our ethos so we are not continually using vacation as an escape. With the key themes established, the challenges readers face I began the writing process. I will say the first chapter was the hardest to write and the one that required the most edits. I went into the writing process with the idea that I didn't have to have it figured out, I was just going to sit down and write. I had heard that an average non-fiction business book is 40,000-60,000 words. So I turned on the word count and sat down regularly to write. I celebrated word count milestones by sharing a story in instagram or having a mini party of 1. I realized I wanted data, scientific evidence and sources to back up or validate my experiences. This is just part of who I am. I personally appreciate when a book is more than stories. When I had a question or wanted to look into something I would use parentheses to indicate I wanted to come back to an idea. This allowed me to write without the question to derail my progress. For example: I knew there was neuroscience data behind the power of pause, to create space but I needed to dive deeper into what was the source and was that relevant to the topics we were leading. I knew there was child development data around risky play; I knew there was a conditioning process to dampen our curiosity. These were concepts, but I made sure to come back to these topics and dig into the research. I proofread my manuscript twice before I sent it to my editor. There is a point when you get sick of your own writing. After sending it to the editor I was a little burned out and took a break from it. In fact, even after it was returned to me I didn't look at my manuscript for almost a month. I did start to garner interest along the way. I invited friends and listeners to be members of the advanced reader team to pre-read the book. In late January after almost 6 weeks of not looking at my manuscript I sat down and binged a few weekends through the edits. I began to share bits and pieces of the book with my advanced reader team. In mid-March I shared the entire manuscript with my advanced reader team and received an abundance of feedback. I took 2 weeks sifting through comments, edits and questions. I viewed each piece of feedback as a detailed gift they shared with me. Throughout the writing and editing process there were many times when my progress was stalled by my own limiting belief and desire for perfection. I would compare myself to established authors. However reading comments from listeners, or friends asking about the book helped push me through. In mid-March I made a detailed list of all the things I needed to do to get the book into the world. The list included Finalize the title Create Cover design Write the back of the book description Determine which Amazon categories to publish under Reach out for endorsements Write my acknowledgements page Complete internal formatting Get an ISBN number Design the graphics for inside the book Set up Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) Create the sales page on my website Establish a book marketing plan Write an Amazon Book Review Tutorial After another round of scrubbing I sent the manuscript and some detailed market research to my designer and publishing assistant. In full transparency, the book releases in 6 days and a few items on that list are still not crossed off. This entire process has felt like a daring adventure. While I have always been intrigued in writing a book, I didn't really have a dream or vision of being a published author. There is something special about the first and while I have given myself permission to update if need be I can be happy with the product I am sharing with the world and that it reflect the season of life we are in while hopefully encouraging and supporting other parents on this adventurous journey. I thought I'd end this episode by sharing some of the endorsements and feedback from advanced readers. “I love that you offer a glimpse of an alternative and adventurous parenting path. I think this concept is missing from many of the books I've read about nature parenting, minimalist parenting and Scandinavian parenting philosophies. So many of our peers feel like they lose themselves when they become parents and your book shows how rich life can indeed be. Your concept of "a window closing" also resonated with me.“ – Tracy Phillippi “Great content and experiential examples from your personal life. As you told your story I got pulled into the big moments you share with us as readers. What an overcomer you are. You have used the trials and triumphs in each stage of life to build on, and add to, the qualities that make you no Ordinary Sherpa.” – Perry Gabbard “It's so easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day grind of life with kids that you lose sight of what it feels like to be adventurous and genuinely have fun. Heidi Dusek's wonderful field guide on designing an extraordinary life does the remarkable: it brings this life within reach and gives you practical ways to build a little more fun and adventure into your family's life.” – Brad Barrett, cohost and cofounder of the ChooseFI podcast “Through vulnerability, insightful questions, and actionable steps, Heidi shares practical wisdom to generate adventure and joy for your family and most of all, for you. With clarity, honesty, and humor, she brings the reader so many gifts at once using stories from her life and learnings by experience. You won't wonder how to integrate the many unwrapped lessons into your own life, but rather enthusiastically try to figure out how many you might take on! And best of all, the path will be uniquely yours as it was for her and fueled with intention and courage. A must-read for anyone looking for permission to thrive and a foundational guide to getting there.” — Laurie E. Oswald, CEO of InteraWorks and founder of The Best Year Yet Foundation If you would like to support me through this you can purchase, download the free ebook (limited time), or request a copy of the book Beyond Normal for your local library. All of the steps to do these things will be included in the show notes on the website. Key Takeaways Writing a book is a shared experience that was shaped through many interactions with listeners, followers and friends. The content of the book was based on questions from the Ordinary Sherpa community. I strongly encourage you to reach out to me with any questions or challenges you are facing in the world of family adventures. While I'm not the expert I have been fortunate that the sherpas in this community have many insights to share. While the content of the book will likely support anyone seeking an adventurous lifestyle, I wanted to give special focus to parents to question the narratives we hear about being adventurous with kids. The energy flow from jubilation to burn out was experienced throughout writing the book. Part of the benefit of self-publishing my first book was that I could establish my own timeline and be curious about the process. Authors share years of experience for the value price of $15. The book culminates key takeaways from this podcast, lessons from the Everyday Adventure Challenge and many other experiences into one easy to digest location. While you probably could find this content by scouring the internet or binging every episode the book is nicely compiled all in one place. The ROI on your time for someone interested in an adventurous lifestyle may be worth the investment. If you head to my website Ordinarysherpa.com (beginning May 17th) you can purchase, download the free ebook (for limited time), or request a copy of the book Beyond Normal for your local library. AND leave a written book review on Amazon. Much like written reviews for podcast it offers new readers or listeners social proof of the contents value.
Going to be a little new, going to be a little odd but WDKW is back for the foreseeable future. The twist, the podcast will also be posted on YouTube! Right now, that is sort of TBD on what that means. The audio version will still be a complete experience, so there is no reason to worry there. Expect the format to be a bit influx either way. We talk about some folks from the early-to-mid aughts of PWG leaving their current promotions, wrestling journalism giving us the hard-hitting content, and what might be needed for a third major promotion. LINKS: *Twitter- https://twitter.com/wdkwpn *Nova's 2002: A Year In Lists- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYjLi6Boh6Q *Culture Vultures - https://soundcloud.com/wedontknowwrestling/culture-voltures *Zona23- https://iwtv.live/promotion/zona-23#6wLPOoG4mO *LVAC- https://iwtv.live/promotion/lvac#j3vbKME4MW Robert John's Changes was used to create the new intro
A followup voicemail regarding episode #569 - what are some better questions and conversations starters to address difficult issues in marriage? An email from a husband who's wife experiences pain during sex, and while it's better, how do they change things up a bit when there's anxiety about possible pain? On the Xtended version … Pam and I discuss an email from a listener and their framework of where feelings come from. Which leads to the question, which comes first, the chicken or the egg? Enjoy the show! Sponsors ... The State Of Our Union: Weekly conversation prompts to have meaningful conversations. https://smrnation.com/union The post Feelings and Meanings #571 appeared first on Sexy Marriage Radio.
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