Come walk with us on this journey as we share life experiences and have conversations meant to help each of us evolve…
Act to Live is:
A place where we observe everyday life, pose questions and cultivate and create psychological flexibility with our thoughts and behaviors;
A place where we create conversations about how to find happiness and gratitude in daily life (you are a big part of these conversations and how Act to Live evolves);
A place where we examine how effectively we can communicate with ourselves and others;
A place where we discuss principles from mindfulness, positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, emotional intelligence and other psychological theories and principles in order to live well.
Episode #82: Chat & Chew…with Klaudia!
Summary: On this episode of Act To Live, Scott and Jaime are joined by the amazing Kaludia Burian! Klaudia shares some of her journey to becoming an integrative nutritional health coach. She helps us to understand what a health coach is, what they do, and how they may be able to guide us in becoming the best and healthiest version of ourselves. Klaudia also provides some wonderful resources, so that we can all learn even more.
ACTion Event of the Week: If you found yourself thinking, “I want to learn more about health coaching,” check out the resources below.
To find a Nationally Board-Certified Health and Wellness coach in your area https://members.nbhwc.org/search/custom.asp?id=6956
Quick read from Forbes Health on 'What is a Health Coach'? Do I need one? (includes links to additional resources)
To connect with Klaudia personally or request The Weekly Nibble https://mytulsinutrition.com
Where do we walk next? Join us on the next episode of Act to Live as we explore our Zones…of regulation!
Episode #80: Creating Space for Yourself and Others
Summary: On this episode of Act To Live, Scott and Jaime talk about the concept of ‘holding space.’ The duo shares their thoughts about what it means to hold space for oneself and others. Scott talks about the ways in which mindful and intentional daily practice of holding space for himself helps him to be better able to hold space for others. Jaime talks a bit about how, at the moment in her life, holding space for herself seems much more difficult and more daunting than holding space for others. The two explore ways that we might be able to begin holding more space for ourselves especially in moments when it might feel difficult to do so.
ACTion Event of the Week:
Part 1: How would you define ‘holding space’ for yourself? How would you define ‘holding space’ for others?
Part 2: Which one is more difficult for you? Why? Can you identify at least one thing that you find difficult?
Part 3: What is the first step that you could take to begin ‘holding space’ for yourself?
Where do we walk next? Join us on the next episode of Act To Live as we explore trust.
Wilson, S. 5 Ways to Create Mental Space. Simplify Magazine. https://nosidebar.com/mental-space/
Episode #79: Vulnerability and authenticity: Where do they cross?
On this episode of Act To Live, Scott, Jaime, and Courtney explore the terms authenticity and vulnerability. What do they mean? What role can they play in one’s life? How do they interact? And, can you be one without the other? The three then talk about the benefits, challenges, and motivations behind being authentic and/or vulnerable.
ACTion Event of the Week:
Part 1: When you are being authentic and vulnerable, what does that look like?
Part 2: Choose any situation/person and think about what might motivate you to be authentic and vulnerable?
Part 3: What is the first step in this situation/with this person you can take to be authentic and vulnerable?
Where do we walk next?
Join us on the next episode of Act To Live as we explore empathy.
Episode #78: The Power of Friendship
Summary: On this episode of Act To Live, Scott and Jaime explore the power of friendship. They discuss what it means to be a friend, the qualities of friends, the varying roles that friends may play in one’s life, and those extra special friends that truly become ‘our people.’
ACTion Event of the Week: Think about those people in your life who you call your best friends/your close friends/your people. Reach out to them and let them know just how much they mean to you!
Where do we walk next? Join us on the next episode of Act To Live as we discuss authenticity with a very special guest!
Episode #77: Impermanence: Grasping the Ungraspable
Summary: On this episode of Act To Live, Scott and Jaime discuss impermanence. The duo starts small as they discuss the impermanence that exists in daily life and then dig deeper as they explore the impermanence that often accompanies things like change, loss, grief, and trauma. Jaime and Scott both share some of their own experiences and struggles with impermanence and discuss the lessons they learned along the way.
ACTion Event of the Week: Think about an area of your life in which you are struggling with impermanence. Bring that impermanence to mind and then allow yourself to sit with it for a few minutes. What did you notice? What is a first-step you might take in your journey toward a greater respect and acknowledgment of impermanence?
Where do we walk next? Join us on the next episode of Act To Live as we celebrate friendship!
Nash Ph.D, J. (2016). How to Accept the Impermanence of Life: A Buddhist Take. Positive Psychology. https://positivepsychology.com/impermanence/
Episode #76: Neurodiversity: Let’s Dive In
Summary: On this episode of Act To Live, Scott and Jaime dive into the topic of neurodiversity - a term that is being talked about everywhere right now. Jaime shares some of her experiences as a parent of a child, who has been newly diagnosed as neurodiverse. And, Scott shares his thoughts, experiences, and reflections as someone who is also part of a neurodivergent population. The duo talk about the importance of getting to know an individual and truly understanding their wants, needs, and desires as they work to become the best version of themselves - a goal we all share.
ACTion Event of the Week: Whenever you meet a new person - take the opportunity to really get to know them. Listen, learn, and figure out the ways that you can support them in their journey!
Where do we walk next? Join us on the next episode of Act To Live as we discuss empathy!
Morin, A. (ND). What is Neurodiversity? Understood. https://www.understood.org/en/articles/neurodiversity-what-you-need-to-know
Thank you for your love and kindness meditation. Looking forward to listening to the upcoming podcasts. Wishing you love and kindness in your journey as well.
What a journey!
With warmth and compassion, Scott and Jaime take us on a journey toward what matters most at the very core. Enjoy the ride!
Food for the Soul ☺️
Do yourself a favor and go on this very humanistic journey with Scott and Jaime!