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Difficult Conversations can help Launch your Progress ep. 33

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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Finding Joy in the Time of Coronavirus ep. 32

In this episode, I share an update from last week’s guest as well as several responses from previous guests on how they are finding joy during coronavirus.

Last week, I shared an interview that I recorded in March with Deirdre Nelson. I reached out to her to find out how life has changed over the past two months, to find out what life is like for her during coronavirus.

I also got some updates from some other previous guests on Changes BIG and small. Here’s a voice memo that Kim Cofino, my first guest on the podcast, shared:

To read all the written responses, visit the show notes page. The same themes show up again and again.

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Listen to your Gut with Deirdre Nelson ep. 31

Correction: Queen Sono is the first original African series. It is South African, not Nigerian as I mentioned in the podcast.

I interviewed Deirdre Nelson on March 13, 2020. When we spoke, Prague was in the first stages of lockdown, and restaurants were still open until 8pm. There were only a handful of cases of people with coronavirus in Winnipeg, where Deirdre lives. In Prague, there were 141 cases. Since that time, both Canada and Czech Republic have tightened lockdowns and most people in both Prague and Winnipeg are still working from home. Prague, however, has loosened the lockdown and is continuing to do so. In a follow-up episode, Deirdre will share how coronavirus has affected her life.

This episode is not about the coronavirus pandemic, but as I listened back to our banter, much of which didn’t make it into the final edit of the podcast, I was reminded of how much has changed in a relatively short time. If you or someone you love has been touched by the coronavirus pandemic, I hope that you are doing better. If you’re grieving about loss at this time, I’m sorry for your loss. I discuss grief and supporting yourself or others who are grieving in episode ? of the podcast.

For the past few weeks, I’ve interviewed various people about life in the time of coronavirus while also discussing other significant changes in their life. As countries and individuals look at how to transition out of lockdown, we’re beginning to look forward to change and improvement so that we are not confined to our home.

Listen to this wide ranging conversation between me and Deirdre about travel, teaching English in Korea, making friends, changing tastes. We even get into a discussion about The Cosby Show and other shows from the 80s. Through it all, Deirdre shares an important message, to follow your heart. Listen to this episode as inspiration to think through what is holding you back, and how you can find your way to living your life.

I hope that you enjoyed listening to this episode. Please go to changesbigandsmall.com to connect with me. You can find all the past episodes there as well and subscribe to automatically receive new episodes every week.

I’ve received quite a few submissions to be on the podcast and am working through them. If you’ve applied, I’ll be getting back to you soon.

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Life in the time of Coronavirus – Lindsay Pinchuk ep. 30

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 – Lani V Cox ep. 29

In this episode of Changes Big and Small, Lani and I discuss some of the changes she’s made in her life. She shares how getting fired affected her and how she’s built her life. She also shares some advice for coping during coronavirus.

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Life in the Time of Coronavirus – Samira ep. 28

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 ep. 27

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.

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Facing Anxiety with Self Compassion ep. 26

In this episode of Changes Big and Small, host Damianne President shares how we can take a moment to explore how we’re really feeling at the moment. She also shares how you can use mental contrasting for success or to reduce anxiety. The episode ends with a challenge to connect with an old friend.

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Find the Type of Meditation that’s Right for You ep. 25

In this episode of Changes Big and Small, I discuss the different types of meditation available and provide some questions and ideas to help you find the type of meditation that’s right for you.

* I attributed habit stacking to James Clear, but it was actually developed by BJ Fogg.

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Challenging Prejudice and Building a Life of Purpose ep. 24

In this episode of Changes Big and Small, I chat with Avril Matsui. Born in the UK, Avril has lived in Japan for the past 26 years. We speak about race and prejudice, and what it’s like living as a black woman in Japan. She also shares her purpose and how she discovered it.

Listen to this episode to learn some great strategies for finding your purpose and making positive changes in your life. Avril inspires us with questions that we can ask to help us make sure that we are living full lives, in our integrity.

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How to Build Resilience ep. 23

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.

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Using Free Websites for Learning ep. 22

In this episode of Changes Big and Small, I recommend 3 online courses and three general websites where you can learn online. There are also lists of resources in the show notes web page.

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