Trust That Things Will Get Better

In this episode of Changes Big and Small, Angela shares her journey in the past few years.

Angela is open and vulnerable in this chat. We talk about the challenge of moving back to your parents home as an adult. We also discuss the difficulty of repatriation. Angela would like to move back to Canada, so we end by thinking through some of the possible ways that she can realize this dream.

Timeline of the Chat

1:50 – Angela introduces herself
2:41 – What Angela likes about Prague
3:50 – Discovering biking as a passion, and the benefits
4:43 – Cycling in Japan, and experiencing nature
7:41 – The places she’s lived and worked
8:00 – Deciding to leave Prague and dealing with parental health issues
10:35 – Moving back to Canada, job hunting, and living with parents as an adult
15:00 – Changing priorities over time
16:41 – Inspiration and self-help books
18:08 – Reasons for deciding to move back overseas, to Japan
18:43 – Her father’s fight with cancer
19:58 – Spending time with her father during the two years back in Canada
21:21 – Her father’s deterioration
24:18 – Appreciating life and spending time with loved ones
25:25 – Angela considers the next step in her journey
30:47 – Angela’s advice

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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 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.

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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.

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Two Resources to Build Self Awareness

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/2019/12/10/9-two-resources-to-build-self-awareness/.

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The Ripple Effects of Change

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.

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Use a Growth Mindset to Learn Anything

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.

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