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Replay: Be the Love, Share the Love and Pass it On with Kenny Mammarella D’Cruz

Kenny Mammarella D’Cruz shares an approach to be the love, share the love and pass it on, in community. You can join a group or create one.

[00:32] Intro
[04:25] Creating the Environment for Deep Conversations
[11:04] Building Connections
[14:18] The Surprise of Discovering Freedom
[16:46] Male Friendship
[21:03] The Importance of Different Types of Relationships in Our Lives
[24:44] The Difference between Child and Adult
[28:56] Developing a Practice
[33:13] Be Who You Are
[35:27] The First Rule of Relationships
[36:44] How to Break the Addiction to Thinking, Fixing and Second-guessing
[42:49] Three Invitations for better relationships

You can find the shownotes at https://changesbigandsmall.com/

On November 2nd, there is a special live episode with Sunitha Narayanan. Save the date! We will be speaking about communication and how to show up wholeheartedly in a relationship. Look for details at changesbigandsmall.com or on the Facebook page so you can join us live.

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How to Live BOLDLY

My favorite questions during this Bloganuary challenge are tbe ones that invite us to dream. The question for Jan 11 was “What does it mean to live boldly?” I think that this looks different for each person. For me, living boldly means making choices and taking actions that can be a bit scary or uncertain….

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Rediscovering Enjoyment through Play and Fun

Many of the things I find fun and playful now are things that I enjoyed as a child: Walking around the neighborhood Visiting friends for a chat Baking, cooking, and sharing food Reading books and talking about them Dancing and singing (poorly) Scrabble and monopoly I don’t have early memories of my childhood and I…

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How to Have a Stress-free Holiday Season that Works for YOU

Listen to this episode for 8 tips for a stress free holiday season for yourself and 5 tips to help others through the holidays.

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How to Build and Manage Effective Relationships in Person and Remotely at Work with Emily Lamia

Damianne discusses building and managing effective relationships in person and remotely at work with Emily Lamia on Changes Big and Small.

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How to be a Better Listener and Unravel Your Chain of Pain

Learn how to be a Better Listener and Unravel Your Chain of Pain from the research and with guidance from coaches Jeff and Ellen White. By being present, self-aware and responsive, you can become a better listener and change your default reactions to different situations.

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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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Follow Your Chain of Pain to Build Stronger Relationships with Jeff and Ellen White

We all carry baggage or a chain of pain. Coaches Jeff and Ellen White share strategies to follow your chain of pain to build stronger relationships. You can break the chain of pain to choose how you show up in your relationships, and to build more fulfilling and rewarding relationships.

[01:41] Which relationship creates the initial template for our other relationships
[03:38] What is Attachment Theory
[07:44] One behavior that’s crucial in all relationships
[10:56] Relationship Skills are a Journey
[12:44] Listening to the Cues and Clues and Relationships
[16:31] Figuring out your blueprint for conversations
[19:00] What is the chain of pain – First steps
[22:30] What’s it like to be in relationship with you?
[30:35] Getting feedback from those that you are in relationship with
[34:43] How do we show up differently in different relationships?
[38:44] Two invitations to build fulfilling relationships

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Introducing The International Schools Podcast

I recently had an interview with John Mikton of The International Schools Podcast. John hired me at International School of Prague and we worked together for one year before he moved to a different school. I learned a lot from working with John and was happy to reconnect with him in this interview. If you’ve…

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Be the Love, Share the Love and Pass it On with Kenny Mammarella D’Cruz

Kenny Mammarella D’Cruz shares an approach to be the love, share the love and pass it on, in community. You can join a group or create one.

[00:32] Intro
[04:25] Creating the Environment for Deep Conversations
[11:04] Building Connections
[14:18] The Surprise of Discovering Freedom
[16:46] Male Friendship
[21:03] The Importance of Different Types of Relationships in Our Lives
[24:44] The Difference between Child and Adult
[28:56] Developing a Practice
[33:13] Be Who You Are
[35:27] The First Rule of Relationships
[36:44] How to Break the Addiction to Thinking, Fixing and Second-guessing
[42:49] Three Invitations for better relationships

You can find the shownotes at https://changesbigandsmall.com/

On November 2nd, there is a special live episode with Sunitha Narayanan. Save the date! We will be speaking about communication and how to show up wholeheartedly in a relationship. Look for details at changesbigandsmall.com or on the Facebook page so you can join us live.

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

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!

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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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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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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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Healing Yourself Allows You to Build Strong Relationships

In this episode, Nisha Mody shares her own healing journey that she took be able to reconnect with who she is and with what’s important in her life. One of the interesting things that comes up is the relationship between being in community and being connected to people, but also having a strong identity and sense of self and being able to be grounded. We’ll learn what is the mother wound and how we might be able to heal it and address it in our own lives. We also discuss the concept of shame and how we might be able to overcome feelings of shame. We are inherently people of worth being humans, and that’s an important thing for us to remember.

Nisha Mody, MLIS, MA CCC-SLP (she/her) is a Librarian, Feminist Healing Coach, and Writer. She is passionate about trauma-informed care, justice, and creating nurturing relationships. She coaches people one-one, in groups, and provides workshops related to healing and trauma-informed care. Find her on Instagram and TikTok @healinghypegirl, Twitter @nishamody and on her website www.nishaland.com.

01:47 – The meaning of Healing Hype Girl
02:50 – The beginning and working on a healing journey
08:17 – Marriage and identity
16:55 – Examples of self-care to nourish your body
18:37 – Learning what it takes for healing and being part of a community
20;51 – Companions on the healing journey
23:29 – What we deserve and our worth
27:12.- Learning about and growing in self-acceptance
28:40 – The key to being in alignment with yourself
30:10 – What it means to be a human who makes mistakes
30:55 – Invitation/Challenge
33:14 – Finding Nisha on the Web
35:14 – Fast Five

You can find the shownotes at https://changesbigandsmall.com/

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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!

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