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Use Meditation and Embodied Awareness to Guide Your Path

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Join Sebene Selassie to learn to sit with uncomfortable emotions and to be able to explore mindfulness and embodied presence as pathways to self-acceptance and transformation. Sebene Selassie is a meditation teacher. As a three time breast cancer survivor, she has learned a lot about awareness and she shares this with us in her book You Belong. You can find it wherever books are sold.

In the clips shared today, we talk about the value of meditation and what it means to be in embodied awareness. At the end, Sebene invites us to be able to sit with uncomfortable emotions and to be able to explore acceptance as a pathway to transformation.

Listen to this episode for a deeper understanding about the value of meditation and how you can apply it in your life to live more in embodied awareness, to be more present in your body, to be more present in your life.

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Healing Yourself Allows You to Build Strong Relationships

In this episode, Nisha Mody shares her own healing journey that she took be able to reconnect with who she is and with what’s important in her life. One of the interesting things that comes up is the relationship between being in community and being connected to people, but also having a strong identity and sense of self and being able to be grounded. We’ll learn what is the mother wound and how we might be able to heal it and address it in our own lives. We also discuss the concept of shame and how we might be able to overcome feelings of shame. We are inherently people of worth being humans, and that’s an important thing for us to remember.

Nisha Mody, MLIS, MA CCC-SLP (she/her) is a Librarian, Feminist Healing Coach, and Writer. She is passionate about trauma-informed care, justice, and creating nurturing relationships. She coaches people one-one, in groups, and provides workshops related to healing and trauma-informed care. Find her on Instagram and TikTok @healinghypegirl, Twitter @nishamody and on her website www.nishaland.com.

01:47 – The meaning of Healing Hype Girl
02:50 – The beginning and working on a healing journey
08:17 – Marriage and identity
16:55 – Examples of self-care to nourish your body
18:37 – Learning what it takes for healing and being part of a community
20;51 – Companions on the healing journey
23:29 – What we deserve and our worth
27:12.- Learning about and growing in self-acceptance
28:40 – The key to being in alignment with yourself
30:10 – What it means to be a human who makes mistakes
30:55 – Invitation/Challenge
33:14 – Finding Nisha on the Web
35:14 – Fast Five

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Bonus Episode: Exploring Acceptance as a Way to Reduce Grieving

Podcast Host: Damianne President

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There are many different types of grieving that we can experience. In the past year, many of us have had occasion to grieve loss. You may have lost a job or your sense of security in the world, your relationship(s) may have fallen apart, your sense of your community and society may have suffered, and someone close to you may have died.

Listen to my recent experiences with grief and grieving followed by a replay of episode 20.

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If you would like to recommend a guest or suggest an episode on a particular topic, let me know. The focus for next season is on acceptance. You can always reach me at contact@ changesbigandsmall.com.

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The Gifts and Opportunities of a Gratitude Habit

Who are you grateful for? Who has had an impact on your life, has been there for you even when you didn’t realize it? Have you ever expressed your gratitude to these people? In today’s interview, John Israel will inspire you to do just that.

John Israel, aka Mr. Thank You, is on a mission to elevate the level of gratitude on the planet by 1% by inspiring 74 million Thank You cards written all over the world.

This podcast interview was recorded on Dec. 11, 2020.

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Bonus Episode: Cold Showers

Season two of Changes BIG and small will begin in two weeks. In the meantime, I have this bonus episode for you.I interviewed Sebene Selassie in episode 39. At the end of the episode, we discussed a change that I’d made in my life.

I’d been learning about Wim Hof and the health benefits of cold showers and I was curious to explore it. There are many purported benefits to cold showers.

Find the full show notes at https://changesbigandsmall.com/43

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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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Reflecting During Coronavirus

I created a survey to collect positive events and experiences that are happing during coronavirus. I received submissions from people all over the world and will be sharing them with you over the next few days (or weeks). Several people responded to the survey sharing the ways that they find joy in reflection during coronavirus….

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We’re All Fine (even when we’re not)

Think back. Have you ever asked how are you and kept walking away? Has there ever been a time when you didn’t listen to the answer?

Take some time to recognize the truth of how you’re feeling and give yourself some kindness.

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Find the Type of Meditation that’s Right for You

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.

Find the full shownotees at https://changesbigandsmall.com/2020/04/01/find-the-type-of-meditation-thats-right-for-you/

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Challenging Prejudice and Building a Life of Purpose

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

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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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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