LOSING FRIENDS IN LOCKDOWN
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In this episode of the How To Make Friends Podcast, Gemma discusses new stats around loneliness, the impact of lockdown and 4 things to do if you feel like you are losing friends in lockdown.

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Yoga Podcast
Yoga Podcast
Breezy Bree
Let’s Make “Moon Water” 🌕
We begin by grounding our energy with breath. 💫 On February 27, 2021 we enter into the grounding analytical full moon in Virgo ♍️. This full moon energy invites us to experiment with the Aquarian “Mad Scientist” vibes and the upcoming watery, intuitive psychic Pisces all while being empowered by the Virgos ability to be logical. Soooo...why not make Moon Water?! Relax & listen 🎧 🕉 Mantra: “ I embrace life” 🧘🏽‍♀️🧘🏼‍♂️Yoga Pose: Mountain (Tadasana) Elements: 🌍 💧 Enjoy your yoga practice! Subscribe to my newsletters to stay tuned in! See below! I want to remind students that yoga meets you on the mat! You might 🧡 these similar episodes! The Moon Cycles & Yoga: https://www.lovebreezybreeyoga.com/podcast/episode/3ca2f13f/the-moon-and-yoga-moon-magic-learn-about-the-8-cycles New Moon Intentions & Yoga: https://www.lovebreezybreeyoga.com/podcast/episode/2586059b/new-moon-and-yoga-set-your-intentions-and-do-fish-pose What are Chakras? https://www.lovebreezybreeyoga.com/podcast/episode/28a1b37b/what-are-chakras ⭐️Listen to the Audio Class or Watch the free Video Class on YouTube!⭐️ —-> https://youtu.be/CL6v-lAOIL8 𝗢𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝟭𝟬𝟬 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 𝗔𝘂𝗱𝗶𝗼 𝗬𝗼𝗴𝗮 𝗖𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘀! 🎧🧘‍♀️𝗣𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗬𝗼𝗴𝗮. 𝗔𝗻𝘆𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲. 𝗔𝗻𝘆𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲. 𝗙𝗼𝗿 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗲! 𝗝𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝗮 𝗖𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀 & 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆! 💛 𝐌𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐭! ♥ Yoga Podcast by Breezy Bree ♥ https://www.lovebreezybreeyoga.com/audio-yoga-classes Listen & continue on your journey to master a personal yoga practice! Email me or find me on IG: @yogapodcast @lovebreezybree Sponsored by Lululemon #thesweatlife #ad Visit www.lovebreezybreeyoga.com/lululemon-influencer Breezy Bree, Lululemon Influencer www.lululemon.com Breezy Bree, Yoga Teacher E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500, YACEP® + 500 HR IAYT Yoga Therapeutics & Trauma-Informed Yoga 100 HR Rocket Yoga NAMASTE! Check out my FREE yoga sequences on my website! Looking for something a bit more tailored to your needs? I offer customized yoga sequences. Contact me today for more info! bree@lovebreezybreeyoga.com www.lovebreezybreeyoga.com ---> Did you know you can listen on Spotify & Stitcher & now iTunes? Download the Apps today & never miss an episode. Don’t forget to check out my new Yoga Pose Breakdown series and FREE Yoga Classes recorded during live studio practices for your personal practice, just listen & practice! Please rate this podcast with ALL the stars and move this podcast up the rankings so others will find it! I greatly appreciate it! Consult medical advisement before beginning any exercise regimen including yoga. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/yogapodcast/message
27 min
Happiness Podcast
Happiness Podcast
Dr. Robert Puff, Ph.D.
#315 Happiness - The School of Happiness
Life presents us with many challenges. But what if we saw life as a school where our purpose is to learn to overcome these challenges and find peace in our daily lives. ############################################### About the Happiness Podcast: Do you ever wonder what it takes to lead a peaceful, happy life? Are you curious about the specific steps involved in a self-actualized, limitless life? Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Or are you just plain tired and want some help? We explore all these concerns and more every week on the Happiness Podcast, which has been downloaded over 9 million times since its inception. Happiness does not happen by chance, but because we take specific actions in our lives to create it. Dr. Robert Puff, Ph.D., author of 13 books, TV show host, Psychology Today blogger, and corporate trainer, has been studying the actions it takes to reach the highest levels of human achievement for decades, and he wants to share what he knows with you. Come and explore, along with millions of others from the Happiness Podcast, Dr. Puff books and Psychology Today blog, private clients and corporate workshop attendees, the specific steps to take so that you can soar in your life. To learn more, go to: https://www.HappinessPodcast.org Contact Dr. Robert Puff, Ph.D., Newport Beach Psychologist: Email: DrRobertPuff@icloud.com Phone: 1-714-337-4889 Connect on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robertpuffjr/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/doctorpuff/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/HappinesPodcast Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HappinessPodcast/ YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/DrRobertPuff Dr. Puff, Corporate Trainer: https://www.SuccessBeyondYourImagination.com Dr. Puff, Clinical Psychologist: https://www.DoctorPuff.com
18 min
The Simple Sophisticate - Intelligent Living Paired with Signature Style
The Simple Sophisticate - Intelligent Living Paired with Signature Style
Shannon Ables
301: The Courage to Live Fully & Deeply: 7 Ideas to Put into Practice for a Life of True Contentment
"People can change and be happy from this moment onward . . . the problem is not one of ability, but of courage." —from the book The Courage to Be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga "As long as one keeps searching, the answers come." American folk singer Joan Baez certainly narrows down succinctly and accurately the practice of finding our way; however, along the way toward the revelation of the answers, we must be courageous enough to feel uncomfortable for portions of the journey as well as capable of homing in on the gems of wisdom and letting go of needing to be agile when trying something new in our lives. The answers come to those who accept moments of clumsiness, frequent stumbles, nights and days of ambiquity and confusion because embracing anything new, trying anything new which speaks to what we are seeking and trying to understanding will require a beginner's mind. Learning to walk required of each of us even though we don't remember (but I truly think it would help if we could) numerous stumbles, falls forward and backward, sometimes temporarily causing pain to our face, knees and bottoms. But we don't remember this because we needed to learn how to walk to participate fully in the life we had no clue awaited us. Keep such an analogy in mind as you choose to continue to search for your answers. I too have to remind myself of the toddler parallel, and as I grow older and hopefully not only in age, but in wisdom, I become more and more grateful for each challenge. One of the most valuable development skills the book argues a parent can teach their child is how to overcome challenges, and that can only happen by letting them navigate through tasks which appear difficult to them, but easy for us - tying shoes for example. While appearing easy to the adult, the child must start with such challenges in order to be confident enough to navigate through more difficult challenges as their life unfolds. Again another axiom comes to mind, "Life doesn't get easier, we just become better equipped to handle well the challenges when presented." However, the caveat is we must keep stepping through the challenges and not settling and unconsciously ignoring them. Life will always present dilemmas, quandaries and moments of difficulty; it is our choice to try to understand how to navigate through such situations. We are the director of our lives, and it is up to us to direct ourselves to the wisdom necessary, learn said wisdom and apply it. Today, I am excited to share with you a handful of insights the book The Courage to Be Disliked taught me (there are soooooo many more - I highly recommend reading the book). On the surface, each is easy to comprehend, but the first time we put the practice into use, it may be difficult. With time and consistent effort however, the practice will become habituated and before we realize it, our lives, our everyday lives and the longview of our lives, will change for the better. Let's take a look at the list. 1.Let go of competing with the world Seeking to be superior in comparison with other people is a denial of our own journey and our true selves. As I will share in #5 below, we each have a unique something to contribute positively to the larger world, but when we consume ourselves with 'proving' ourselves in competition of any sort, we step away from self-growth and discovery of our unique talents and gifts. The only healthy form of competition "comes from one's comparison with one's ideal self". Refrain from 'gaining status or honor', in other words, approval from the outside world. Instead, invest in being yourself. Invest in self-growth and discovery and let go of competition - anything preoccupied with winning and losing as "it will invitably get in the way". 2. The meaning we give the events in our life journey determines its quality "We determine our own lives according to the meaning we give to those past experiences. Your life is not something that someone gives you, but something you choose yourself, and you are the one who decides how you live." The life truth I have seen again and again and more vividly as I grasped its true meaning is if we argue enough for our limitations, we get to keep them and they become our reality. Not because the limitations are truth, but because we made them true by accepting them. 3. Know your tasks and let others tend to theirs Described as Separation of Tasks, knowing what is our individual responsibility and what are the responsibilities of others not only will alleviate and remove much stress and worry, it will also improve our interpersonal relationships. In The Courage to Be Disliked, they use the example of a romantic partnership: "You believe in your partner; that is your task. But how that person acts with regard to your expectations and trust is other people's tasks . . . intervening in other people's tasks and taking on other people's tasks turns one's life into something heavy and full of hardship." In other words, knowing the boundaries of what is your task and what is the task of others will eliminate unnecessary worry and suffering, and it will also make life, as the book describes, far more simple and enjoyable to live. 4. Let go of the outcome The Alderian psychology way is to not cure the symptoms regarding when one exhibits a lack of self-confidence - what happened in the past, not dwelling on what brought you to this point - but rather accept yourself as you are now and find the courage to step forward letting go of the outcome which is what causes the fear. We are fearful because we don't know how it will all work out. 5. Find what you can positively contribute to the greater world and the need to be 'accepted' or 'liked' subsides "If you change your lifestyle—the way of giving meaning to the world and yourself—then both your way of interacting with the world and your behavior will have to change as well. Do not forget this point: One will have to change. You, just as you are, have to choose your lifestyle. It might seem hard, but it is really quite simple." "A way of living in which one is constantly troubled by how one is seen by others is a self-centered lifestyle in which one's sole concern is with the 'I'." The paradoxical truth reveals the freedom we can each attain when we let go of worrying about others liking us and instead focus on how to contribute well to the world. True contentment is found not by applause and approval from the outside world, but when we begin to look within and discover what we can uniquely give to the world which is a positive contribution. A positive contribution can be as simple as being a civil citizen of the world - obliging the city ordinance to shovel your sidewalk when it snows or stopping for pedestrians to cross the road. More grandly, it could be to dedicate your expertise and knowledge to develop a vaccine to curb the rise of a deadly virus. All along the spectrum, each of us hold gifts in which we can contribute positively to the community outside of us which leads us away from being solely concerned with the "I". 6. Reflect on your comments and/or judgments of others to discover your own truth "An adult, who has chosen an unfree way to live [i.e. living for the approval of the outside world], on seeing a young person [or any person for that matter] living freely here and now in this moment, criticizes the young as being hedonistic. Of course, this is a life-lie that comes out so that the adult can accept his own unfree life. An adult who has chosen real freedom himself will not make such comments and will instead cheer on the will to be free." A quick refresher, if we are judging, we are taking on someone else's task, so to begin with, let go of the judging; however, for the sake of this lesson which the book includes to further the need to separate tasks, I find it helpful to remind us when others' words or opinions sting or wound us, what they are sharing has nothing to do w…
50 min
Affirmation Pod
Affirmation Pod
Josie Ong Media
When Something's Troubling You - 5 Minute (Voice Only) - Journaling Guide
Need to journal it out? Here's the "voice only" version of my 5 minute "When Something's Troubling You" guided journaling practice. It's for the times when something's troubling you and you'd rather avoid it than face it...but you know it's better to deal with it. This one is ONLY available here on the app and on InsightTimer.com/Josie If you prefer, there is a version with music available as well. Sending love and strength! ✍🏻 💖 💪🏻 Josie LOOK WHO LOVES AFFIRMATION POD!! 🙏🏻 “Josie's a saving grace. She literally has a positive affirmation for everything. When you don’t feel like getting up at all, she’s got a great positive affirmation.” – Gabrielle Union "This is just my favorite podcast for stress and anxiety. This has helped me through many stressful situations over the past two years." - Reuel Rasheeda "I found this blissful podcast in a harsh time in my life when I was going through a toxic breakup. Josie really helped me work through that tough spot with self-care and recognition. I have and always will recommend Josie's podcast to everyone. There is so much knowledge and self love here." - Alexis Maclure "Can’t get enough of Affirmation Pod. Thank you Josie!" - Nicole Chaput "Her words are such a gift. A beautiful way to kickstart your day while in silence and meditation. This fills my cup so I can be a better woman, wife, mom & friend to everyone around me." - LaTisha Guster "I’ve been saying this, but especially in times of stress, Affirmation Pod is amazing. Truly such a great resource!" - Sierra de Mulder "I’ve never thought of needing this kind of affirmation, but I’m really grateful I’ve listened to Josie’s soothing and encouraging messages." - Marta Retnoningsih You Are Enough ❤️ Life can get difficult. Jobs are lost, hearts are broken, plans get changed, things go wrong. We’ve all been there. But when life gives you lemons, how do you cope? How do you navigate through grief with resilience? How do you control your emotions instead of letting them control you? Maybe you have unhealthy coping strategies. Maybe you bury your emotions, talk down to yourself, or power through the day without allowing yourself even a moment of rest and reflection. Sound familiar? Not anymore!👇🏻 Sign up for premium access to Affirmation Pod and get the language you need to transform your inner dialogue and embrace the fabulous YOU. Offering over 300 ad-free affirmations - plus monthly bonuses! - Affirmation Pod Premium is the toolbox you need to navigate your way through every season of life. Enjoy calming meditations, guided visualizations, empowering playlists and more as you become the best version of yourself. Yes, life isn’t always easy. But with the help of Affirmation Pod Premium, you’ll be more equipped to handle the ups and downs with grace, confidence, and courage. And you’ll feel better about yourself too – double win! Sign up today for ad free versions of all the Affirmation Pod episodes PLUS over 60 bonus ad free episodes you won’t hear on the podcast. AND it's all conveniently available for you on the Affirmation Pod App! Download today on the Apple or Google Play app store, and you can have the power of Affirmation Pod with you everywhere you go. 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I'm all ears! Send it in at AffirmationPod.com/Feedback Thanks for listening to Affirmation Pod today!! 🙏🏻 Now go be you, know you and love you! Sending love, comfort and strength 💝🤗💪🏻 Josie DOWNLOAD THE APP ON APPLE OR GOOGLE PLAY! 📱 "I'd recommend listening to affirmations. You can repeat them or you can just take them in as you listen. Affirmation Pod are short, effective and Josie's voice is so soothing!" - Sophia Sinclair "This is my all time most favorite affirmation podcast. Download it my friends. Her voice is so relaxing." - Brittany McHugh "I feel so good this morning because I’m getting back to a routine. I found Affirmation Pod that I listen to and it’s really relaxing." - Jen Stancill "Honestly, I know I’ve gone on about it before, but I just can’t recommend Affirmation Pod enough!" - Tiah Eckhart "Josie's a saving grace. She literally has a positive affirmation for everything. 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5 min
Women of Impact
Women of Impact
Lisa Bilyeu
Anyone Who Tells You What You “Should” Do Is Wrong, Here’s Why | Cynthia Garcia on Women of Impact
Check out our Sponsors Blinkist: Go to https://blinkist.com/woi Try it FREE for 7 days and save 25% off your new subscription. Do you find yourself living your life on others terms? Do you tend to let your friends, family, and even strangers influence your goals, dreams, and what you’re ultimately capable of? On this episode of Women of Impact, Lisa Bilyeu is joined by celebrity life coach, nutritional expert, and CEO Cynthia Garcia to discuss such matters and more as they explore the power of changing your perspective on your life, rewriting the stories you tell yourself, and how to live life on your own terms as your true authentic self. They discuss how to reframe your perspectives, why you need to look inward, how to get used to discomfort and change, why you need to understand and change the stories you tell yourself, the silver-lining of trauma and pain, how to stop focusing on what others think of you, why it’s okay to not always be happy, the power of curiosity, and much more. SHOW NOTES: Intro | Lisa introduces and welcomes today’s guest, Cynthia Garcia. [2:20] Reframe | Cynthia reveals the power of reframing and controlling your perspectives. [5:00] Inside | Cynthia reveals why you have to look inward and refrain from ‘numbing out.’ [7:28] Release | Cynthia reveals why getting uncomfortable is required for change. [9:30] Unstuck | Cynthia reveals how to break negative patterns and get unstuck from your rut. [10:35] Change | Cynthia reveals what you need to be truly change the course of your life. [17:38] S.T.O.R.Y. | Cynthia reveals the power of understanding the stories you tell yourself. [20:15] Immerse | Cynthia reveals the power of immersing yourself in the world you desire. [30:17] Endings | Cynthia reveals what to do if your story truly doesn’t have a happy ending. [32:00] Trauma | Cynthia reveals how the impactful events of your life form your narrative. [33:33] Aware | Cynthia reveals why you need to make an effort to be aware of your stories. [37:56] Naysayers | Cynthia reveals how to let go of what other people think of you. [42:31] Know Yourself | Cynthia reveals why you must know the truth about who you are. [45:12] Happiness | Cynthia reveals the truth about why it’s okay to not be always happy. [50:15] Stay Curious | Cynthia reveals why you should remain curious in life. [53:46] Enjoy Pain | Cynthia reveals the power and beauty of pain in your life. [56:48] Connect | Cynthia shares how you can stay connected to learn more. [1:01:14] QUOTES: “Our past is creating our present and, if we’re not careful, it will also create our future.” [6:30] “So there’s two requirements to do this work — two. One is you have to be willing and you have to be ready. If you can’t see it, you’re not ready…” [18:33] “That’s what stories are… We give meaning to events that don’t have them, but we need to make sense of it…” [26:52] “Any real solution that doesn’t explore our underlying feelings of shame, and unworthiness, and deep-seated beliefs that we hold is a distraction. It’s a distraction from the real work that needs to be done and trying to be happy all the time is a distraction. You can’t understand how to be happy all the time if you don’t know what makes you sad. You cannot know the light if you’ve never seen the darkness.” [51:27] FOLLOW LISA: Instagram: https://bit.ly/2TIsoKh YouTube: https://bit.ly/2IAbTcH Podcast: https://spoti.fi/2IEajGW FOLLOW CYNTHIA: Website: cynthiagarcia.com Website: transformationalnutrition.com Instagram: instagram.com/iamcynthiagarcia Facebook: facebook.com/iamcynthiagarcia
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