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This is a podcast for anyone who wants to renew their mindset. It's for those who want to embrace change, vulnerability, and the craziness of life. And it's for those who don't mind listening to raw, honest stories. (Although this podcast is under the self-improvement category, I cannot guarantee that I will not be talking about my love of comedy, space, and vegan baking on the show.) Have questions for Vanessa? Email hello@vanessachiu.com.

A Journey with Vanessa Chiu Vanessa Chiu

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This is a podcast for anyone who wants to renew their mindset. It's for those who want to embrace change, vulnerability, and the craziness of life. And it's for those who don't mind listening to raw, honest stories. (Although this podcast is under the self-improvement category, I cannot guarantee that I will not be talking about my love of comedy, space, and vegan baking on the show.) Have questions for Vanessa? Email hello@vanessachiu.com.

    Lessons of 2024: Reframe Your Perspective

    Lessons of 2024: Reframe Your Perspective

    In my last few episodes, I've been talking about the book "How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers" by Toni Bernhard and how it has helped me navigate the physical and emotional recovery process after getting into a car accident recently.
     
    My final episode on this book is another lesson I've been relearning this year...reframing your perspective.

    • 4 min
    Lessons of 2024: Question Your Thoughts

    Lessons of 2024: Question Your Thoughts

    The healing journey continues! 
    The book that has been helping me through my recovery process is called "How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers" by Toni Bernhard.
    As I'm reading this book, I realize that I cause myself unnecessary suffering sometimes.  I share what I learned from Bernhard's journey that helps me with stressful and overwhelming thoughts.

    • 7 min
    Lessons of 2024: Chill The Fuck Out

    Lessons of 2024: Chill The Fuck Out

    In this episode, I talk about my progress in the physical, and emotional, healing journey I've been on since the car accident. 
    I share what 'wise inaction' means based on the book I'm reading called "How to be sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers" by Toni Bernhard.
    I also talk about one of the best pieces of advice I've gotten so far this year!  

    • 8 min
    Lessons of 2024: Healing is Not Linear

    Lessons of 2024: Healing is Not Linear

    My year ended with car accident and an overwhelming number of medical appointments and treatments for the physical pain I was experiencing.  I gradually felt better and stronger, but in the new year, the pain returned.  In this episode, I share what I'm learning as I go through this physical healing process.
    The book I talk about in this episode is called "How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers" by Toni Bernhard.

    • 8 min
    Lessons of 2024: Small Changes, Big Results

    Lessons of 2024: Small Changes, Big Results

    Happy 2024!  It's a new year!  Which means, a new you…right?  Not necessarily!  I believe it's more about sticking to your values with whatever choices and decisions we are making in our lives, at any point during the year. 

    • 3 min
    The Benefits of Play (For Adults!)

    The Benefits of Play (For Adults!)

    This episode was inspired by my friend's son who reminds me to make time for play. I talk about the benefits of play and the 8 Play Personalities identified by Dr. Stuart Brown, the founder of the National Institute for Play. You can find out more about the Play Personalities and Institute at nifplay.org.

    • 7 min

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