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Why Did I Do That?
We all experience friction in our relationships at home, at work, in our social circles. And SOMETIMES that friction shows up in patterns, returning over and over in similar ways. We find ourselves facing the same types of problems with different faces and different scenarios. We may not necessarily want to look too deeply at that, because in all those friction patterns, we're the constant in a sea of variables, so what would that mean about us?
It means we're part of the problem.
One of the biggest issues is the running narrative we're telling ourselves about the world and others in it. If we're playing out a storyline that isn't serving us, our deep-rooted-and-often-unhelpful beliefs about ourselves and others drive our emotions, thought-patterns, and behaviors in every single interaction.
This week we welcome back Dr. Alli Mangrum as she points out the unhelpful stories we sometimes tell ourselves, and gives us ideas and tools to better let go of them. Enjoy!
For the Love of Life: The walkabout experience
Sheralyn was feeling pretty good--pretty settled. She had a great job, great house, great dog. So why would she leave for an undetermined amount of time on a completely undetermined route? Sheralyn ended up taking three separate walkabouts spread across four years of her life. Turns out, these walkabouts gave her more than just a few cool roadtrip stories. They gave her the time to build trust in her own intuition. And don't worry, she took the dog.
For the Love of Love
Welcome to our Valentine's episode! Buckle up: episode might feel UNCOMFY. Romantic love is not for the faint of heart. When you're talking about building a life together, we've got to understand each other--and ourselves-- DEEP to really make that work in a healthy way....which may come only after years of trying to make it work in unhealthy ways. Or maybe it's just me.
For the Love of Self: Corinne's Many Paths
A college counselor tells Corinne the best she can hope for out of her University time is an MRS degree. Battling the insecurity and discouragement Corinne makes an astounding declaration: why should that idiot decide what I get to do in my life?
Following both her heart and her mind, Corinne learned to navigate the muddy waters of pursuing your dreams while navigating relationships that allow the achievement of those dreams. Her unconventional outlook and methods of pursuit led her to orthodontics, becoming a naval officer, and competing all over the world as a pageant queen.
For the Love of a Child: The Saga of Pearl
It's Love Month! Love can motivate us to make seriously grand gestures. What would we do for love? WHAT WOULDN'T WE?? This week our guest is Elizabeth, a mother determined to make her daughter's dream--of having a merbaby--a reality. In treading that path, Elizabeth explores the unhelpful realm of home hair dye kits, the serious business of Doll Hospitals, and accidentally becomes embroiled in an international drug smuggling operation, all to make the wishes of a child come true. Love knows NO bounds.
Right on Time
Fay started as a comfortable stay-at-home-mom, went to school to become a nurse, ran her husband's company for several years, then went back to school again to become a licensed therapist. She reinvented her occupation three times during a time of life when most people would say, not only is it not necessary, It's also too late. But Fay listened to the inside voice. The one that said, there's more to do. Despite starting her last career change at almost 50, Fay went on to have a successful and decades-long private practice that contributed to the health and well-being of countless people, and served her EXACTLY when she needed it to.