The Best of Ourselves is a weekly coaching show that explores how to be less reactive and more mindful in our day-to-day lives. Host Marcia Hyatt is a certified leadership and life coach. She tells stories and shares the latest research on topics include behavior change, effective communications, resilience, teams, growing, leadership and organizations.
BOO332 – Encore – What is the Inner Critic?
One thing we can do to improve the quality of our lives is to change our relationship with the inner critic. In this episode, with the help of Roxanne Howe Murphy, we explore what is the inner critic?
If you would like to learn more about the inner critic, join the Deep Living Lab free dialogue on September 1, “Is the Inner Critic Running the Show?“
Roxanne Howe Murphy
BOO331 – Being
Imagine your mother telling you, at an early age, you are not a label, you are a being. My One Small Step conversation partner agreed to share the lesson he learned from his mother.
Reflection on the One Small Step Conversation
Story Corps One Small Step Program
BOO330 – Who Was Most Influential In Your Life?
Who was MOST influential in your life? It was a hard question. After considering many lessons from my parents, family, friends and teachers, I choose Uncle Bob. Reflecting on why, was a valuable exercise.
Uncle Bob’s Obituary
One Small Step – the conversation that inspired this reflection
BOO329 – Encore – Fierce Self Compassion
Self compassion is a powerful form of self-care. It enhances our ability to be resilient and learn. Kristin Neff has expanded the definition of self compassion to include both nurturing and fierce self compassion.
Kristin Neff’s website with resources and information
BOO328 – One Small Step
One Small Step is a iniative by StoryCorps. The intention of this program is to strengthen communities, one conversation at a time. In this episode, Marcia shares reflection on her time with another community member with different political leanings.
One Small Step at WTIP
One Small Step Initiative
Turning Off Our Alarm Systems Podcast
Encounter with Others Podcast
BOO327 – Encore – Sometimes You Just Need to Laugh
Instead of the intense reflection on changing, I told a few funny stories. Laughter helps us navigate challening times. FeBe (January 28, 2011 to July 13, 2021) featured in the photo above, made us laugh every day. Such is the gift of our pets.
Stress Relief From Laughter: No Joke, Mayo Clinic
So insightful, so calming. My favorite podcast.
I enjoy these podcasts every week.
Packed full of wisdom and insight in just 5 minutes
I look forward to these 5 minutes of wisdom and wisdom each week from Marcia. She has a wonderfully calm and pleasant speaking voice and is able to fill 5 short minutes with more value than most can with much more.