season 1 featured

Building a New Life Living with MS

Kim Curry got his first gig through his dad who was a radio guy. Thirty-three year later, when running the most listened to radio station in Miami, Kim was forced into retirement with a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. In this conversation, I speak with Kim to learn about his journey and how he’s managed this significant change in his life.

Kim is the author of Come Get Me Mother, I’m Through! and The Death of Fairness. The second book was published after our interview on June 11, 2020.

Contact and follow Kim at krcurry.com, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

You can connect with Damianne on the Changes BIG and small website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube. You’re also invited to join the Changes BIG and small Facebook community.

I’m taking a holiday for the next few weeks, but I will be back in your feed with a new episode of changes big and small after that. In the meantime, feel free to go back and check one of the previous episodes.

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The Only Way Out is Through

Sebene Selassie is a teacher, author, and speaker who explores the themes of belonging and identity through meditation, creativity, and spirituality. Born in Ethiopia and raised in Washington, DC Sebene began studying Buddhism 30 years ago as an undergraduate at McGill University, where she majored in comparative religious studies. She has an MBA from the new school where she focused on race and cultural studies. For over 20 years, Sebene works with children, youth, and families, nationally and internationally for small and large not for profits. Her work has taken her everywhere from the Tenderloin in San Francisco to refugee camps in Guinea, West Africa. A strong believer in the power of arts-based learning, she has planned, coordinated and taught a variety of creative programs, including intergenerational photography, digital storytelling, and youth media. Sebene is a three-time cancer survivor of stage three and four cancer. Her first book You Belong: A Call for Connection will be released by HarperOne in August.

You can connect to Sebene on her website, sebeneselassie.com. She’s a teacher also on the 10% Happier app. And there are lots of great meditations from one minute to much longer ones.

You can connect to me on the Changes BIG and small website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube. You’re also invited to join the Changes BIG and small Facebook community.

Remember that change begins with one small step. Have a lovely week.

Find the full show notes at https://changesbigandsmall.com/39

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Life in the time of Coronavirus – in Illinois

In this episode of Changes Big and Small, I had the great pleasure of interviewing Lindsay Pinchuk.

Lindsay Pinchuk is the CEO + Founder of Bump Club and Beyond. Bump Club and Beyond is the largest social event company in the country connecting moms and moms-to-be with the best information, resources, experts, products and most important—with each other—through social media and dozens of premier events around the country every month. Lindsay and her husband, Daniel, live in the northern suburbs of Chicago with their two daughters. For more information visit bumpclubandbeyond.com.

It was my first time meeting Lindsay and she was just so authentic and welcoming throughout our conversation. Listen for some great tips about running a business and managing a family, especially during coronavirus. She has some great ideas that you can use in your own home. While we focus the conversation on moms, there is great general advice for any parent and every entrepreneur. I hope that you will enjoy listening to my interview with Lindsay and check out all the great resources available on her website.

This is the third in a series of episodes where I interview people to find out what their experience is during the time of the current Corona virus pandemic. I hope that you enjoyed listening to this episode. Please go to changesbigandsmall.com, to connect with me or to apply to be a guest on the podcast. You can find all the past episodes there as well and subscribe to automatically receive new episodes every week. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it with a friend or family member. I am sending you best wishes for good health and happiness. Have a great week.

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Life in the Time of Coronavirus – in Prague

In this episode of Changes Big and Small, I speak with Samira Bello to find out how her life has changed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Listen for a glimpse of life in Prague. Our conversation ends on a positive and hopeful note.

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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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How to Build Resilience

In this episode of Changes Big and Small, I discuss the four types of resilience and how to develop them, especially during this tumultuous time.

Find the full shownotes at https://changesbigandsmall.com/2020/03/18/how-to-build-resilience/

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Play is Necessary for Adults

In this episode of Changes BIG and small, I’m going to share some of the research about why play is so important. There are compelling reasons to add play to your life. Stay with me and by the end of the episode, you’ll have some concrete ideas of how you can enrich your life with play. This episode is for everyone.

See the full shownotes – https://changesbigandsmall.com/2020/01/29/play-is-necessary-for-adults/

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You Can Get What You Want

In this episode of Changes Big and Small, I’m chatting with Cristina Comunian. Cristina works in marketing and communications and lives in Prague. As Cristina has gotten more busy, she’s more extra time for meditation.

Listen to this episode to learn how meditation can help you, and why it’s important to make time for it especially when you’re busy. You’ll also see why asking for help is important and how you can make use of resources available to you, including coaching to get unstuck.

For full shownotes, go to https://changesbigandsmall.com/2020/01/08/you-can-get-what-you-want/

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Find Something That Makes You Happy

Thank you for listening to Changes BIG and small. This week, I’m speaking with Emily Sliman. Although she’s a teacher like Ryan, who I chatted with last week, their paths have been quite different. Emily started out working as a software engineer before changing to be a pastry chef. She didn’t find the passion that she was seeking there, and instead found it as a high school Math teacher. Along the way, Emily’s lived in 8 countries. In that time, she’s learned to embrace change and to say yes to new experiences. She also faced one of the biggest challenges of her life in the past few years. Join us to learn about Emily’s journey. I hope that you will connect with her message and find inspiration to pursue your own dreams.

Read the show notes and comment here – https://changesbigandsmall.com/2019/11/19/6emily-sliman-find-something-that-makes-you-happy/‎

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Find the Courage to Be Yourself

This week, Changes BIG and small welcomes Annie Koshy. Annie is an award-winning media professional, a multi-talented media and events personality, a trained elite speaker and emcee. As a model with one of the city’s premier modelling agencies, Annie has garnered mainstream attention through her commercial work. Most recently, she was featured in a lead role in a short film. A documentary on her life is currently being filmed and she is the proud author of the book, How to Be your Badass Self, A Guide to Using Your Inner Energy for Brand Success. Annie is also part of the mainstream radio station, Sauga 960am, as part of their weekend fixture, The Source, where she engages in lighthearted banter and conversation.

See the shownotes at https://changesbigandsmall.com/2019/11/05/4-annie-koshy-finding-the-courage-to-be-yourself/‎

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* Correction: A Bloody Mess is a short film, not a documentary.

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How Community Can Support You with Change

On this episode of Changes BIG and small, I’m chatting with Rossana Menezes. Rossana is a Happiness Engineer at Automattic. Listen to hear about Rossana’s distributed family, her approach to travel, and how she systematically made two dramatic changes in her life. There is so much that we can learn from Rossana to make changes in our own lives. Whether you’re looking to travel, change jobs or something else, Rosanna has some invaluable tips that you can use, even if you’re not a fan of spreadsheets.

For the full show notes, go to https://changesbigandsmall.com/2019/10/30/rossana-menezes-community-can-support-you-with-change/

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Start with Clarity to Make a Change

This episode of Changes BIG and small is with Bogdan Copil. Bogdan started off as a teacher, and has become an entrepreneur, finding his passion along the way. He’s familiar with changing, having moved to Prague from Romania, and having held several jobs.

See the full shownotes at https://changesbigandsmall.com/2019/10/22/bogdan-copil-start-with-clarity

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