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How to Overcome FEAR

In this episode of Changes Big and Small, we explore how to move from FEAR to ACTion using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

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Find Your Way to Represent Your Authentic Self

In this episode of Changes Big and Small, I chat with Sue. Sue is a librarian at a school in Tokyo, Japan. She shares about some of the leaps that she’s taken in her life and the challenge she is now facing.

How do you redefine yourself and put yourself first after years of living life by someone else’s rules? Sue shares her journey to help us consider the seasons of life, and how we might embark on a new chapter.

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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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Play for a Change

In this episode of Changes Big and Small, I’m chatting with Brandi Heather.

Brandi’s a sought after international facilitator and a speaker who helps organizations succeed by using accessible play to break down barriers and create more effective teams. She has dedicated countless hours building nonprofit organizations in adapted physical activity and accessible sport in Canada and around the world. Her unique combination of skills and expertise in accessible play an inclusive mindset set her apart from the crowd. As co-founder and Chief Knowledge Officer at Amped2Play, she is changing the conversation around diversity and inclusion in education, health and business.

Listen to this episode to learn why play is so important and how to incorporate more of it in your life.

For full show notes, go to https://changesbigandsmall.com/2020/01/21/play-for-a-change/

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Celebrate Progress to Build A New Habit

When was the last time that you celebrated your progress towards your goals? We get into the habit of always moving on to the next thing, but research shows that stopping and celebrating after completing a new action helps train the brain to repeat that action. We repeat actions and create new habits because of the benefits we perceive from that action. So when you stop and celebrate, you’re making sure your brain recognizes the benefits. You’re using gratitude and savouring to rewire your brain.

This episode of Changes BIG and small is is a CELEBRATION!

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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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Be Consistent to build a New Habit

In this episode of the Changes Big and Small Podcast, host Damianne President shares resources from Joe Dispenza, Daniel Kahneman and James Clear to help you form new habits. You can use this now at the start of 2020, or at any time!

Please share if you’ve found any of these resources helpful.

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Merry Christmas 2019

Whether or not you’re celebrating Christmas, you likely have friends or family that do. And in much of the world, people get some time off around Christmas Day. So Happy Christmas or Happy Holidays from Changes BIG and small.

Visit the show notes for a transcript and photos – https://changesbigandsmall.com/2019/12/25/merry-christmas-2019/

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You Can Start with One Thing ep. 10

This week’s episode of Changes BIG and small is the second in a special 4-episode series. I discuss how you might find one thing to focus on to create joy in your life or someone else’s, and provide some self-care tips for the holidays. Start the new year on the right foot!

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Two Resources to Build Self Awareness ep. 9

This episode of Changes BIG and small is a change. I’m not interviewing anyone, but rather sharing some resources with you to develop self awareness. There are three great resources shared. You won’t want to miss this episode.

Please find the full show notes, including links to all the resources mentioned in the show at https://changesbigandsmall.com/2019/12/11/two-resources-to-build-self-awareness/.

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The Ripple Effects of Change ep. 8

I hope you’ll listen to this whole episode of Changes BIG and small between me and Laetitia today. Laetitia is a Happiness Engineer at Automattic. It comes up in our conversation, but we spend the bulk of the time discussing macrobiotics and how it’s transformed Laetitia’s life. We also explore the concepts of balance and spontaneity and how to use them together to create a fulfilling life.

Get the full show notes at https://changesbigandsmall.com/2019/12/04/laetitia-mendes-the-ripple-effects-of-change/

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Use a Growth Mindset to Learn Anything ep. 7

This week’s guest on Changes BIG and small is Praveen Selvasekaran. Praveen and I have a meandering chat, discussing some of the changes he’s made in his life, from moving away from home, to moving to Canada with his wife, where they are building their family. It’s impossible to resist Praveen’s energy, and hard to imagine how he survived months of not being able to communicate in school as a pre-teen.

Be inspired to make changes in your life. Listen til the end for two great book recommendations that have helped Praveen encounter change gracefully.

Access the shownotes at https://changesbigandsmall.com/2019/11/27/praveen-selvasekaran-you-can-learn-anything/‎

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