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Take Charge to Write Your Unique Story for Yourself

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Self-acceptance allows us to be in the moment, to acknowledge each moment. The key is to do what we can do, what makes sense for our situation and context. In this episode, we explore how you can take charge of your story, and write your unique story yourself with authenticity and sensuality.

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Own Your Story and Tell it Like You Mean It

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In his book Think Again, Adam Grant talks about exploring concepts from a spherical perspective. That idea of looking at things from so many different angles as is possible in a spherical shape appeals to me.

In this second compilation episode on self-acceptance, I will be highlighting elements of interviews with seven different guests on the topic of self-acceptance. I’ll be weaving a thread between the episodes to help you understand different elements of self-acceptance and its relevance and application in your life. The featured guests are Rachel Tapscott, Daralyse Lyons, Michelle Kuei, Seanna Leath, Aruna Krishnan, Fatima Oliver and Sarah Eames.

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Start Right Where You Are with Self Acceptance

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I conducted 19 interviews for season 3 of Changes Big and Small. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be reading Radical Self Acceptance by Tara Brach and discussing it on the podcast. Feel free to read along and join the conversation. Or if you’ve read the book, feel free to share your thoughts and questions with me at contact@changesbigandsmall.com or you can live a voice recording by clicking on the Start here link.

Self-acceptance means knowing your strengths, weaknesses, successes, failures, and seeing yourself as worthy of love, of dignity, despite your imperfections. It means accepting who you really are, not who you wish you should be or want to be. It has no judgement, only truth. This sets it apart from the related idea of self-esteem because self-esteem only focuses on the “esteemed” or the positive aspects of yourself. Self-acceptance looks at all of yourself and likes yourself regardless of the “flaws”, and it is essential before any transformation.

From the exploration this season, we know that there are many things that affect our self acceptance. These include our relationship with ourselves and with others, the stories we tell about the various facets of our lives and our self-image.

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If you enjoy the episode, please share it with a friend. I would also appreciate it if you would leave a review in iTunes or Spotify.

You can reach me at contact@changesbigandsmall.com if you have any questions or feedback. If you’d like to appear on the podcast, reach out to me for more information. I’m currently interviewing for the next season, which is focused on relationships.

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Bonus Episode: Join the Speak Easy Virtual Therapy May 2021 Challenge

This is a bonus episode. The regularly scheduled episode on self acceptance will come out tomorrow. Last week, I had an interview with Sarah Eames, who’s a psychotherapist based in Dublin, Ireland. Her interview won’t come out until the end of May so I’m releasing a snippet from that episode to share her May challenge with you. You can join the challenge from her feed on Instagram, at speakeasyvirtualtherapy_.

All you have to do is message Sarah or Erica through Instagram or email Sarah from her website https://speakeasyvirtualtherapy.com. Then you will receive a packet from them worksheets to make a plan and to log your progress. At the end of each week, you will check in with them on your progress in meeting your goal.

 You can go reach out to Sarah on Instagram or through her website, speakeasyvirtualtherapy.com. Her email address is also on that page if you prefer email. I hope to see you in the May challenge.
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Bonus Episode: Exploring Acceptance as a Way to Reduce Grieving

Podcast Host: Damianne President

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There are many different types of grieving that we can experience. In the past year, many of us have had occasion to grieve loss. You may have lost a job or your sense of security in the world, your relationship(s) may have fallen apart, your sense of your community and society may have suffered, and someone close to you may have died.

Listen to my recent experiences with grief and grieving followed by a replay of episode 20.

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If you would like to recommend a guest or suggest an episode on a particular topic, let me know. The focus for next season is on acceptance. You can always reach me at contact@ changesbigandsmall.com.

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Bonus Episode: Cold Showers

Season two of Changes BIG and small will begin in two weeks. In the meantime, I have this bonus episode for you.I interviewed Sebene Selassie in episode 39. At the end of the episode, we discussed a change that I’d made in my life.

I’d been learning about Wim Hof and the health benefits of cold showers and I was curious to explore it. There are many purported benefits to cold showers.

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