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Ask Why Not Instead of Why

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Changes Big and small will be back for Season 4 next week! Get ready to explore intimate relationships, friendships, work relationships and family relationships. In the meantime, I’m sharing an interview where I was a guest on another show.

I recently appeared on the Be Your Own Kind podcast with host Renita who was a guest on Changes Big and Small in episode 34. I’ve shared an excerpt on Changest Big and Small and you can listen to the whole episode here or embedded below.

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Use Storytelling to Explore and Claim Your Identity

Listen to this episode to explore how storytelling can help reframe your story and support healing. We get to tell our stories the way we want it. Daralyse invites us to consider how we will tell our story, what framing will we use, what structure will we use, and who will we tell it to. Being authentic and true to yourself means telling your story, but you also get to choose who to tell your story to. We share our stories to the people whom we trust.

Timeline of the Chat

01:59 – Being an Author
12:12 – Processing Identity through Storytelling
18:24 – Defining self-acceptance
23:16 – Transformation through Self-Acceptance
27:18 – Love as an Antidote to Fear
28:51 – Maintaining Self-Acceptance
34:02 – Invitation/Challenge: Telling our stories
42:27 – Fast Final Five

Contact and follow Daralyse by going to daralyselyons.com or by going to demystifyingdiversitypodcast.com.

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How to Get to Know and Accept Yourself

Listen to this episode with Fatima Oliver to find out how to have a soul journey to self-acceptance. Fatima and I discuss some of the main situations and experiences that damage our self acceptance, and she shares the steps that she followed in order to heal some of the trauma and hurt in her life to get to a place of self acceptance.

Fatima is a wife, mother, and author. She has a passion for helping others using what she calls a baby step approach. Fatima has been able to embrace the work necessary to heal from childhood trauma, heartbreak and abuse. Much of her life’s journey is shared in her new book The Prescription is in the Dirt, now available on Amazon.com.

Timeline of the Chat

01:50 – The Prescription is in the Dirt
04:44 – Recognizing the need for change
06:67 – Getting Therapeutic Help
10:47 – Uncovering hidden triggers and habits
17:09 – Finding the Why for your Triggers
21:24 – On Self-Acceptance
25:33 – Learning from failure
27:49 – The greatest threat to self acceptance
31:37 – Milestones on the self-acceptance journey
35:49 – Celebrating Successes on your Journey
37:55 – Change starts with you
38:46 – Struggles with self acceptance
40:57 – Challenge/Invitation
42:54 – Fast Five

This podcast interview was recorded on April 12, 2021.

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How to Use Soul Searching for Personal Transformation

Aruna Krishnan shares the five R’s of personal transformation and invites us to complete the first step today. She also reveals three ways that we can fight imposter syndrome, and questions that we can use to help us figure out our leadership capacity, recognizing that leadership doesn’t only happen when we’re in charge of a team, but it can happen in many different areas where we’re able to contribute towards making an impact.

Aruna is a management consultant, best selling author and podcast host. Her Busy Mind book series and podcast Lead That Thing cover leadership topics and competencies. Her company Optum LLC works with business owners to define business and product strategies that increase their revenues and growth. Learn more at https://www.optim-strategies.com/

Timeline of the Chat

02:25 – Aruna’s Busy Mind Series
05:10 – How to manage and train your mind
13:41 – The 4 Ps Framework for problem solving
17:32 – Writing to simplify processes and help others
21:21 – Leadership
23:19 – On self-acceptance and imposter syndrome
26:18 – Steps in Aruna’s self-acceptance journey
28:43 – Parenting the next generation
30:59 – Books and reading
32:40 – On failure and change
33:55 – Invitation/Challenge – The 5 R’s to Personal Transformation
36:42 – Fast Five

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Uplifting the Next Generation through Power to Girls

In this epsiode, I chat with Aisha Addo. Aisha Addo thrives on working to make the world a better place for women. Although she’s a graduate in Business Administration Accounting, her true passion and dedication lies in ensuring girls around the world are provided with the guidance and resources that help them identify their true purpose and calling to reach their full potential.

Aisha is working to help support girls to dream and develop in a supportive, uplifting community. Find out more about her work, sign up to mentor a girl, and share her work with people who can join the movement.

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This podcast interview was recorded on March 11, 2021.

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How to Find Belonging and Practice Self-Acceptance

Today, I’m speaking with Claudia Ira Gan. Claudia’s birthday is actually in two days so happy birthday, Claudia . Please send her birthday greetings on Instagram. You’ll find the link in the show notes at https://changesbigandsmall.com.

Listen to this episode to find out a perspective on self acceptance, why self acceptance is so important, and what steps you might be able to take to incorporate more of it into your life?

This podcast interview was recorded on Feb. 14, 2021.

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Host Unveiled. Who is Damianne

In this episode, the tables are turned. Ryan Mallone from episode 5 interviews the host of Changes BIG and small, Damianne President. Have you ever wondered where I cam from, where I live, what I do? Well tune in to this episode to hear the host unveiled.

Even if you’ve checked my personal site and answered most of your questions, in this interview, Ryan blends the absurd with the serious. You’ll want to listen less to learn about me that to enjoy the less than serious vibes. Of course, we get serious at some points too, but this was mostly a light episode.

This podcast interview was recorded on February 7, 2021. Hosting and editing were done by Ryan Mallone.

If you enjoy the episode, please share it with a friend. I would also appreciate it if you would leave a review in your favorite podcast app. Let me know what you enjoyed about this episode or any other episode that you’ve listened to. If you’re living your life on purpose and with intention and would like to be a guest, contact me. Or if you would like to recommend a guest or suggest an episode on a particular topic, let me know. You can always reach me at contact@ changesbigandsmall.com.

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Make an Impact Through Immigration Law

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Tahmina’s website is https://taminawatson.com

In this episode, I have the great pleasure of interviewing a special guest. Tahmina Watson is a Seattle based immigration attorney, podcaster and activist. For her community work, Tahmina was recently recognized as a 2020 Woman of Influence honoree by the Puget Sound Business Journal [PSBJ]. She is the founder of Watson Immigration Law and founder of the Washington Immigrant Defense Network.

Tahmina works with leading national publications as a commentator and columnist and speaks around the country on immigration law and social justice issues. She serves as a national spokesperson for the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the chair of the response committee of the Washington chapter of AILA.

Tahmina also serves as a trustee of the board of King County Bar Association in Washington, a past president of King County Washington Women Lawyers, and a former board member of both the Asian Bar Association of Washington and Washington Women Lawyers.

In addition to being recognized for her work by PSBJ, she’s a recipient of the 2019 AILa president’s commendation award. Tahmina Talks Immigration Podcast is available on Apple podcast and wherever you listen to podcasts. I listened to some of her episodes earlier today. Legal Heroes in the Trump Era is Tahmina’s second book, which was released this past week.

You can find her and additional information by visiting watsonimmigrationlaw.com and that link and all the things we talk about will be in the show notes .

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Finding Purpose in Times of Crisis

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This episode is with guest Artisha “Tee” Bolding. She is a minister and certified life coach known as the Mindset Midwife.

Artisha uses her coaching to motivate women and entrepreneurs to birth their business, book or brand. Her programs ensure individuals are no longer stuck in life but thriving in success that’s aligned with their purpose and passion.

Listen to this interview for inspiration. Artisha discovered her purpose while sick in a hospital bed. Since then, she has created her own business and works to help others stand in their own purpose. She shares what she thinks each of us should do every day to clarify our purpose. Although Artisha is a woman of faith, her work and inspiration is for us all.

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Go Through the Process to be Your Own Kind

Renita Betts is a proud wife to her best friend and she loves to be surrounded by positive energy. Her purpose in life is to encourage others to be comfortable with themselves. She’s felt depressed, stuck and invisible. After spending a good portion of her life trying to fit, trying to be loved and validated, she discovered that she doesn’t need someone else to define who she is. She now knows that it’s not about fitting in with others but feeling comfortable with herself. Join us to learn about her journey, with advice to be your own kind, as you define it.

Timeline of the Chat

1:24 – Renita introduces herself
1:53 – Moving around as a child and its impact
3:35 – Learning the meaning of friendship and how to be a good friend
5:57 – The challenge she grew the most from
7:01 – Overcoming failure and changing behaviors to create success
10:20 – Developing self-awareness and self-love, and learning to feel
13:41 – Growth and development through life coaching and mirror talk
15:40 – Motivation for and purpose of Be Your Own Kind
17:26 – Being authentic and true to yourself online
19:48 – Changing location and finding a new job after being laid off
22:40 – Advice for if you’re feeling stuck
24:53 – Using affirmations to get out of your head and change your mindset finding new strategies
26:33 – How life has changed with COVID-19
27:36 – Final advice to. go through the process
30:13 – Where to connect with Renita

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Difficult Conversations can help Launch your Progress

Devin Williams is the host of the Sour Topics podcast for men’s mental health and self-help. He is also the blogger of Devinism.com a guide for millennial entrepreneurs. Devin is the father of 4 and lives in Maryland. I interviewed Devin on May 21, so we chat about coronavirus and its effect on his family. Because Devin is considered an essential worker, his routine hasn’t changed that much during coronavirus. Given the topic of Devin’s podcast, we also discuss difficult conversations.

Topics in this episode include work, marriage and separation, raising children, mental health, suicide and depression. Devin shares how he is taking action towards your dreams and he challenges men to a vulnerable act that can improve their marriage. However, this challenge can apply to anyone and any type of relationship.

Go to your partner and ask them what you can do better. And ask them what you are not doing. Give them the opportunity to say the thing that they hold back because they don’t want to cause trouble. Those are the things that cause problems. They carry into other situations and heighten the anger and discontent in your relationship.

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