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Bite-sized chunks of wisdom about self-leadership for you to chew on.
7 Oct 2020
The Importance of Rest
Rest is a crucial part of life. Especially when we are stressed and things are busy. In this episode, Kate discusses rest as a radical act and rest as the foundation of productivity.
30 Sep 2020
Connecting with Your Inner Sage
Your Inner Sage is capable of handling every situation you might encounter. All you have to do is learn how to put it in charge. In this episode, Kate helps you get to know this very powerful part of your consciousness.
23 Sep 2020
The Anatomy of Fear
Many of our self-sabotaging behaviors are overactive responses to fear. In this episode, Kate describes the anatomy of fear and discusses how understanding that anatomy can help us learn more appropriate fear responses.
16 Sep 2020
Connecting to the Largest Possible Community
We all belong exactly where we are, but we don’t always feel like we belong. In this episode, Kate describes a powerful way of increasing our felt sense of belonging.
9 Sep 2020
Cultivate Courage Through Commitment
One powerful way to overcome the disruptive effects of fear is through commitment. In this episode, Kate discusses some ways to think about and work with commitment.
2 Sep 2020
Feelings Need to be Validated, Not Obeyed
Emotions are messages from our non-cognitive intelligences about the state of our world and what actions we might want to take. We need to take them seriously, but we don’t want to be ruled by them.
26 Aug 2020
The Importance of Noticing the Good Stuff
When life feels tough, it is more important than ever to have a practice of noticing the good that exists simultaneously.
19 Aug 2020
Different Moods, Different Neurotransmitters, Different Tools
There are so many self-care tools to choose from. How do you decide how to spend your time? If you understand which neurotransmitter is involved in the mood or experience you are trying to shift, it is easier to decide.
12 Aug 2020
Mindfulness in Action
It is one thing to be mindful and compassionate when things are calm, but how do we stay open and loving when the world is exploding around us? In this episode, Kate provides some ideas for practicing mindfulness in action.
5 Aug 2020
Use Sympathetic Joy to Improve Your Relationships
Episode Summary: One of the easiest ways to improve relationships is to celebrate each other’s joy whether we understand it or not.
29 Jul 2020
How to Increase Your Powers of Compassion
We can get cut off from our natural compassionate natures because we didn’t know how to handle the tenderness. In this episode, Kate provides some tools for rekindling your compassion and managing the associated vulnerability.
22 Jul 2020
Cultivating Grace Through Action
How can you create the elegant simplicity and ease of grace when things are busy, complicated, or stressful?
15 Jul 2020
How to Find a Motivating Perspective in any Situation
What can you do when lack of motivation to get started is stopping you from reaching your goals?
8 Jul 2020
The Difference Between Helping and Being of Service
Too often, when we try to help people it doesn’t go well. We may not understand why they don’t take our feedback or advice. We feel unappreciated. Frequently, they feel patronized. In this episode, Kate offers an alternative approach.
1 Jul 2020
4 Tools for Emotional Control in a Crisis
Kate shares 4 tools for quickly calming the emotional storm provoked by a crisis so you can avoid becoming paralyzed, or overreactive and can act with courage and clarity.
24 Jun 2020
How to Feel Your Feelings Without Becoming Overwhelmed
If we are afraid of being overwhelmed by our feelings, we avoid feeling them, at great cost to our mental health and our effectiveness.
17 Jun 2020
The Power of Your Inner Witness
When we are able to observe ourselves as if from the perspective of an external witness, we are able to speed up our growth and personal development. In this episode, Kate shares tips on how to develop this inner power of self-observation.
10 Jun 2020
The Differences Between Stress, Strain, and Trauma
Stress needs to be managed, strain needs to be reduced, and trauma needs to be healed.
3 Jun 2020
Finding Your Way When You Are Exhausted and Things Feel Futile
When we are overextended and want to give up or can't get motivated, there are some gentle, easy things we can do to help get us moving again.
27 May 2020
Fun and The Art of Enjoying Life When Times are Tough
Having fun is more important than ever when things get rough. Here are some tips on enjoying the journey while minimizing unintended negative long-term consequences.
20 May 2020
How to Maximize Your Resilience
Extreme resilience is created through consistent use of a few teachable and learnable skills.
13 May 2020
Cultivating Compassion When Things Feel Scary
Are you finding it harder than usual to give others the benefit of the doubt? Are you judging yourself or others for being overly cautious or overly reckless? This is normal. When people feel threatened or afraid, we tend to judge others more harshly.
6 May 2020
Permission to Grumble & Permission to Thrive
Whatever you are feeling is okay. There is no way you SHOULD be feeling. You feel how you feel and there is wisdom and value in whatever you feel.
29 Apr 2020
How to Not Make Things Worse When People Are Irritable
Kate presents a simple approach to keeping things as positive as possible when people are irritable.
22 Apr 2020
Planning When the Future is Uncertain
When the future is wildly uncertain, planning is difficult. How can we maximize our ability to take advantage of opportunities and minimize our exposure to risk? Kate presents an approach to planning that can be used to navigate rapid change with maximum ease.
15 Apr 2020
Emergency Stress Relief Process
When you are stressed or anxious and can't spare time for a lengthy calming process, you need an emergency stress relief process.
8 Apr 2020
You ARE Adaptable. Don't Believe Me? Here's the Evidence.
With all the changes happening in the world, many people are questioning their ability to successfully adapt and thrive in the new world. In this episode, Kate talks about the natural human capacity for adapting to change and offers a practice to enhance your natural flexibility.
1 Apr 2020
How to Make Good Decisions in Uncertain Times
Kate shares a process for making decisions when we can't predict the future. These tips will help you be adaptable and flexible and maximize your ability to act from your creativity rather than your fear.
25 Mar 2020
How to Feel a Sense of Control When The World Feels Chaotic
When the world and the future are uncertain, we need tools to find a sense of control and agency. In this episode, Kate shares a crucial tool for gaining a sense of control in any circumstance.
18 Mar 2020
Using Anxiousness as a Springboard for Personality Development
Many people are anxious these days. In this episode, Kate explains why anxiety and depression often occur as a cycle and how to break the cycle and use anxiousness as the springboard for increasing our self-actualizing potential.
11 Mar 2020
How to Be Special Without Being a Jerk
We all want to feel special, but many of us try to feel special using tactics that isolate us from people. It doesn't have to be that way.
4 Mar 2020
The Most Compelling Version of You
How to create or amplify your charisma.
26 Feb 2020
Two Tools to Improve Your Relationships with Yourself and Others
We find it easier to love ourselves and other people when we cultivate two surprising attitudes: Unconditional Positive Regard and Unconditional Compassionate Disregard. What are these attitudes and how do they help? Kate explains.
19 Feb 2020
Self-Care: It's Not What You Think it Is
Self-care is about taking care of yourself, but what does that really mean? How do you distinguish self-care from self-indulgence, selfishness, or self-soothing?
12 Feb 2020
Why is Mindfulness an Element of Good Self-Leadership?
What is it about mindfulness that makes it so popular and what can it really help with?
5 Feb 2020
How to Disarm Your Inner Critic
We all have voices in our head that tell us we shouldn't do things. When this voice prevents us from doing the things that will make us happy, we need tools to work with or around it.
29 Jan 2020
The 5 Elements of Thriving
These 5 things are all necessary in order for you to feel like you are thriving. If you are missing any one, you will have a feeling that something is missing even if you can't identify it.
27 Jan 2020
Dealing with Big Ambitions without Getting Discouraged
When we have big ambitions, the gap between where we are and where we want to be can feel overwhelming. Here are some tips on how to manage that gap.
22 Jan 2020
Getting Curious About Ourselves
Cultivating curiosity about ourselves enables us to interact more authentically in all situations.
15 Jan 2020
Dealing with Fear, Shame, and Resistance
Learning to handle fear, shame, and resistance is crucial for effective self-leadership.
8 Jan 2020
Asking for Help is a Leadership Skill
Many people believe that asking for help is a form of weakness, when in fact, the opposite is true.
7 Jan 2020
Self-Leadership for Intense or Highly-Sensitive People
Making the shift from being highly reactive to being the leader your life AS a highly-sensitive or intense person creates a greater sense of ease and competence.
1 Jan 2020
Creating a Vision When You Don’t Know What You Want
How do you know which changes to make in your life if you don’t know what you want? What can you do to start the process of forming a vision? Kate Arms talks about why some people have difficulty finding a vision and provides a few options for how to proceed.
25 Dec 2019
Recognizing a High-Stakes Conversation
High-stakes conversations take more preparation and greater skill than low stakes conversations. How do you recognize a high-stakes conversation?
18 Dec 2019
The Mindset of Conscious Self-Leadership
Cultivating the mindset of self-leadership is the starting point for developing all the other self-leadership skills.
11 Dec 2019
Introducing Kate Arms and Kate's Nuggets
Kate Arms, CEO and Lead Coach at Signal Fire Coaching introduces herself and talks about the ways Kate's Nuggets can help you develop your self-leadership skills.