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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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What Is Play Important and How to Add More of It Into Your Life

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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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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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

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

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

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

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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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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Say Yes to Finding the Possible

On this episode of Changes BIG and small, I’m chatting with Ryan Mallonne. Ryan currently works as a classroom teacher at an international school in Prague. He loves teaching Grade 4. Having lived in several countries since his early twenties, Ryan shares some fascinating experiences such as serving in the Peace Corps and his two week silent retreats in Thailand. Listen on to find out his thoughts about change and why he thinks he can live in a cardboard box. 

Access the shownotes at https://changesbigandsmall.com/2019/11/12/5-ryan-mallonne-finding-the-possible/‎

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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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