Health

Mental Health Can Make Relationships a Struggle

I recently heard from a friend from the University of Ottawa. We spent hours together every day during our undergrad but drifted apart as I moved to India and she moved to Saskatchewan. We’ve reconnected multiple times and then lost touch again. I don’t make friends easily, and I tend to make friends for life….

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How to Make Time to Take Action Every Day to Reach Your Goals

In this episode, the guest is Diane Randall. Diane is an author, consultant, workshop presenter, college instructor, professional speaker, and former podcast show host whose articles have appeared in publications such as the Vegan Street, Plant Pure Nation, New York Times, Balance, Choice, Consulting Magazines, the Active Times, and American Holistic Health Association (AHHA). She has been a guest on numerous podcasts and appeared on television, including a guest appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show to discuss successful relationships.

Diane shares what she did in order to transform her life and provides resources that we can use to find out what we need in our own lives, what will help us live the lives that we want. The transformation journey is individual to each person. We can begin to define and envision what is the life that we want.

This podcast interview was recorded on April 17, 2021.

Timeline of the Chat

02:10 – Starting a transformation journey
04:04 – Health Improvement
05:12 – Making changes that stick
07:00 – Overcoming the challenges to change
09:23 – Milestones in the health journey
14:28 – Acknowledge what is in the past that’s affecting your present
20:56 – Investigating our self-talk
23:12 – Using the tools you have to motivate and track progress
25:28 – Honoring yourself
27:53 – Living the life that you envision
29:03 – Building the life that you want
31:00 – Habit to build the life you want
32:28 – Invitation/Challenge
34:35 – Fast Five

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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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How to Overcome Fear and Find Beauty in the Darkness

Michelle is a certified confidence coach who coaches people to confidently tell their stories, that get them seen, heard, hired, and change lives along the way. She’s the author of a memoir, Perfectly Normal: An Immigrant’s Story of Making it in America, an inspirational journey of overcoming adversity after an automobile accident that changed her life’s trajectory.

Michelle has such fantastic energy and her story is so inspiring. In this episode, she shares how she made a switch at some point in her mindset and the impact this had on her life. She took a series of brave actions that helped her discover how she could show up and choose the life that she wants.

Michelle shares suggestions on how we can make changes in our lives and the four elements necessary for success. Michelle shows us a route to developing self acceptance, and to dance with and befriend our fears.

This podcast interview was recorded on April 2, 2021.

Timeline of the Chat

03:32 – Becoming disabled at age 11
07:21 – Struggling with mental health 
10:53 – Changing mindset and travelling the Inca Trail
20:43 – Change your mindset to change your life
21:56 – How to trust your path and overcome fear
25:35 – Using the The Inner Critic Project to Manage Your Fears
29:16 – Defining acceptance
31:19 – Facing negative self talk – Judgment journal
34:18: Feng Shui and The Five Archetypes
36:30- Awareness as the first step to change
38:53 – The Four Elements to Live the Life that You Want
42:28 – Invitation/Challenge
43:48 – Perfectly Normal
44:23 – Fast Five

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Pathways to Healing Trauma

The guest of this episode is Shika Fevrier President. Shika is a conscious YouTuber and energy healer. Her intention is to support people all across the universe to heal, do their shadow work, grow and evolve. Shika runs one of the biggest content creation women’s conferences in North America. Not so long ago, she could no longer see her purpose in this dimension. She felt like her soul had been taken out of her and she had no way out.

As Shika went through therapy and trying to navigate what she was feeling, everyone kept saying, Hey, it will get better; this isn’t forever. It felt like forever to her; it felt like an eternity. She recovered from this traumatic experience by reconnecting with her spiritual side. She started meditating, energy work, healing, affirmations, manifestation, reflecting, and looking inwards to go through some inner growth. This made her feel connected, raised her consciousness and deepened her connection to her highest self. Shika now is happy to inspire over 70,000 people while healing herself. She educates others on spirituality and wellness, monitoring conscious entrepreneurs and beings that are going through life.

You can find her touring across the world, when we’re not in COVID, bringing people together in the media world and doing other amazing projects that you can learn all about and join her on by visiting her social media accounts. Those links will be in the show notes.

Shika is my sister. This episode was recorded on Jan 19, 2021.

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Learn, Grow, and Build The Life that You Want

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Today, I’m speaking with Cindy Sharp. Cindy describes herself as a continuous work in progress. She loves to learn and surrounds herself with new ideas, skills, and ways of thinking that she can apply to her life to become the best version of herself and to share this information with others. She wants the freedom to design her own life and she believes that women should lift each other up and support each other to become our best authentic selves while embracing where we are on our journey. With this in mind, she created B-sharp as a platform to share the best content and ideas that she has curated all in support of women, breaking the mold, becoming their authentic selves and taking control in order to design a life that they love.

She believes that to do this, we need to invest in five life pillars: purpose, health and wellness, career, business and finance, relationships and contribution. Using the B-sharp platform, she shares information and resources related to each of these pillars so that together step-by-step, we can make small incremental changes that compound to create an intentional life that breaks away from the day-to-day hamster wheel and forced expectations to design our own lives.

Additionally, she’s a Canadian woman currently living abroad in Berlin, Germany as an ex-pat, working as a business executive for a large global company. She’s the mother of two amazing boys, an avid book reader, traveler, content guzzler, and fitness enthusiast. She’s always looking for ways to find balance and create time, not find it, create it.

She would love to connect to women who are also looking to find their purpose and add value, to consistently learn and grow and to design a life that they love. You can find her on her blog and on socials using the links that will be in the show notes. In particular, her blog is b-sharp.co. Listen to this episode for a whole lot of resources and suggestions of a process to help you live life on purpose, with intention.

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Use WOOP to Overcome Obstacles

In this episode of Changes Big and Small, I discuss how you can use WOOP to overcome obstacles to realizing your wishes and dreams. WOOP stands for wish, outcome, obstacle, plan.

Learn more at https://changesbigandsmall.com/2020/04/15/use-woop-to-overcome-obstacles/

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We’re All Fine (even when we’re not)

Think back. Have you ever asked how are you and kept walking away? Has there ever been a time when you didn’t listen to the answer?

Take some time to recognize the truth of how you’re feeling and give yourself some kindness.

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How to Take Small Steps To Create Big Changes

Kim Cofino is the first guest on Changes BIG and small. Kim is an amazing person. She’s very familiar with change, having lived in the US, Germany, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan. Her job titles have included technology coordinator, entrepreneur and powerlifter. She inspires us to make big changes, one small change at a time.

Kim wears many hats, including power lifting, entrepreneur, coach. Join us to find out how she made the transition from teacher to entrepreneur and how she got into power lifting. Our conversation also includes a reflection on the losses and gains that happened with change, how she manages the different parts of her varied day, her strategy for supporting changes and encouraging them in her life and her advice for you if you’re struggling with change in your own life.

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