24 episodes

Beyond the Smile - with MaryLayo is about issues and life events that negatively affect our mental health and spiritual wellbeing (biblical perspective). Various topics will be discussed, alongside guests, to help listeners understand more about their challenges and learn how they can live a more free and radiant life.

Beyond the Smile Marylayo

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Beyond the Smile - with MaryLayo is about issues and life events that negatively affect our mental health and spiritual wellbeing (biblical perspective). Various topics will be discussed, alongside guests, to help listeners understand more about their challenges and learn how they can live a more free and radiant life.

    Finding Your Career

    Finding Your Career

    Summary
    In this episode of "Beyond the Smile" with host MaryLayo, we delve into the intricacies of finding not just a job, but a fulfilling career that aligns with one's interests and talents. Career and talent strategist Stephen Shortt, CEO of Career Fit, unpacks the importance of job satisfaction and how it contributes to overall happiness and good mental health.
    Listeners will explore the idea of passion versus enjoyment in career choice, the growing phenomenon of career burnout, and the evolving landscape of jobs that may not even exist yet. Stephen Short emphasises the value of career guidance in schools and how parental expectations can shape—and sometimes limit—a child's career aspirations.
    The episode also discusses how individuals can navigate career transitions, whether early in their work life or in their later years. It reassures those at career crossroads that happiness in their profession is not just attainable but deserved.
    Concluding with a touch of spiritual wellness, MaryLayo offers a reflective tip from Psalm 37, inviting listeners to join her next time for more insights on mental health and spiritual wellbeing. Take a moment and delve into what may be 'beyond the smile'. Remember to follow, like and share if you enjoyed the discussion on the critical relationship between career satisfaction and overall life satisfaction.
    For help in dealing with mental health related matters, please seek specialist advice and support if needed.
    #BeyondTheSmilePodcast #FindYourCareerPath #PassionVersusEnjoyment #MaryLayoTalks #MentalHealth #SpiritualHealth
    Timestamps
    (00:00:01) Introduction to Mental Health and Spiritual Well-being
    (00:00:45) Aligning Career with Interests
    (00:04:01) The Cost of Misaligned Career Choices
    (00:14:11) Career Guidance in Irish Schools
    (00:16:31) Teen Readiness for Career Choices
    (00:18:32) Future of Work Discussion in Schools
    (00:24:49) Multiple Career Changes in a Lifetime
    (00:26:01) Insights from the eBook 'Your Next Career'
    (00:30:09) Transforming Passion into Career
    (00:33:47) Identifying a Career Focus
    (00:36:01) Biannual Career Trends Update
    (00:38:30) Advice for Career Crossroads
    (00:41:52) Spiritual Wellness Tip: Psalm Chapter 37
    Guest details:
    As a Career & Talent Strategist, Stephen is deeply committed to helping individuals and organisations in devising and achieving their career aspirations through a blend of career counselling, talent assessment, and strategic planning. His work with ETC Consult, CareerFit, Talent Select, Successful Succession, Delta Events and Distributed Training is centred around helping to match the right people with the right careers. Stephen’s upcoming books, “Your Future Career” and “Your Next Career,” are further examples of his commitment to helping others at different stages of their career journeys. “Your Future Career” is geared towards students and young professionals, while “Your Next Career” offers guidance for those seeking to change or enhance their career paths.
    Marylayo's spiritual wellbeing tips: 
    Meditate on Bible scripture: Psalm 37:23-24Meditate on song: Open My Heart,...

    • 42 min
    My Brother is Special: Autism Insights

    My Brother is Special: Autism Insights

    In this episode, Marylayo is with guest, Richard (Junior) Asomaning, who shares his experience of having a brother diagnosed with autism.  
    Discussion points include:
    What are some of the signs/traits of Autism? How did your brother come to be diagnosed with autism?Did you ever feel overlooked in your family due to the focus on your brother’s needs?Were there specific challenges you faced growing up that you attribute to having a sibling with autism? How did you deal with them?As you’ve both grown older, in what ways has your relationship with your brother evolved over the years? What are the misconceptions or stereotypes about autism that you’ve encountered?Are there any specific strengths or unique qualities that you admire or appreciate in your brother? Are there any general concerns that you have related to your brother having autismHow do you deal with those concerns?How has this experience shaped you as a person?Has there been anything along your journey that you found really helpful?Bible verse to support spiritual wellbeing.
    Take a moment to delve into what may be 'beyond the smile' - listen in to the conversation.
    Marylayo's spiritual wellbeing tip: Meditate on the bible scripture Deuteronomy 31:8.
    Connect with MaryLayo:
    LinkedIn
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    For help in dealing with mental health related matters, please seek specialist advice and support if needed.

    • 32 min
    Perfectly Imperfect

    Perfectly Imperfect

    Perfectionism
    In today's episode of MaryLayo Talks, I’m with guest, Dr Tom Curran, a world-leading expert on perfectionism. We talk about perfectionism and share our own personal experiences.
    Questions included:
    What led you to focus on perfectionism?What's perfectionism and how does it develop and impact on someone's mental health?What misconceptions about perfectionism should be debunked?How could someone know where they sit on the perfectionist spectrum?What role does society play in fostering or challenging perfectionist tendencies? What interesting research findings have you found about perfectionism?How can someone overcome the challenges related to perfectionism?
    Take a moment to delve into what may be 'beyond the smile' - listen in to the conversation.
    Guest details:
    Thomas Curran is a chartered psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics. He has written on perfectionism and related topics for TIME magazine and the Harvard Business Review. His work has been featured in publications such as the New Scientist and the Times of London, and covered by many international publications including the Guardian, Economist, Telegraph, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Ariana Huffington's 'Thrive Global' campaign. In 2018, he gave a TEDMED talk entitled 'Our Dangerous Obsession with Perfectionism is Getting Worse' and in 2023 he published his debut book, ‘The Perfection Trap.’
    Guest's website: https://www.thomascurran.co.uk/
    MaryLayo's spiritual wellbeing tip:
    Meditate on the bible scriptures: Matt 11:28-30 & 2 Corinthians 12:9Listen to Dear God. Artist: Cory Asbury 
    Related resources: Also check out podcasts Episode 4: Not now...Later! & Episode 10 Still Procrastinating?
    Connect with MaryLayo:
    LinkedIn
    Instagram
    For help in dealing with mental health related matters, please seek specialist advice and support if needed.

    • 29 min
    Bereavement Insights: Clearing the Home

    Bereavement Insights: Clearing the Home

    How do you go about clearing the house, and personal belongings, when someone dies? In today's episode of MaryLayo Talks, I’m with guest, Dr Chris Davis, and we share our experiences of clearing the home following the passing of a loved one.   
    Discussion includes:
    The emotional and practical challenges faced during the process of grieving and clearing the house.The role of friends and family.Navigating through the house clearing process - deciding what belongings to keep or part with when grieving. Tips and advice for those grieving and clearing the house.Bible scripture to support spiritual wellbeing.
    Take a moment to delve into what may be 'beyond the smile' - listen in to the conversation.
    Marylayo's spiritual wellbeing tip: Meditate on the bible scripture Psalm 34:18.
    Connect with MaryLayo:
    LinkedIn
    Instagram
    For help in dealing with mental health related matters, please seek specialist advice and support if needed.

    • 48 min
    Shamed Grief

    Shamed Grief

    Grief with Shame
    In today's episode of MaryLayo Talks, I’m with guest, Professor Dale Larson, an award winning author and clinical psychologist, about the feeling of shame some can have when grieving and how they can overcome the challenges based on evidence-based findings.  
    Discussion includes:
    What comes under the bracket of ‘shameful grief’?How cultural and societal norms impact the perception of shame when grieving?How can someone face and unburden their secrets?What are the healthy and unhealthy ways to deal with secrets?What tips and advice would you give to someone who is suffering from grief in silence?Bible scriptures to support spiritual wellbeing.
    Take a moment. Delve into what may be 'beyond the smile' and listen in to the conversation.
    Guest details:
    Professor Dale Larson is an award winning author and clinical psychologist. He is the J. Thomas and Kathleen L. McCarthy Professor of Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University, a Fellow in three Divisions of the American Psychological Association (Counseling, Health, and Humanistic Psychology) and Member of the International Work Group on Death, Dying, and Bereavement.
     
    Larson, D. G., & Chastain, R. L. (1990). Self-concealment: Conceptualization, measurement, and health implications. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 9(4), 439-455.Larson, D. G., Chastain, R. L., Hoyt, W. T., & Ayzenberg, R. (2015). Self-concealment: Integrative review and working model. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 34(8), 705-729.
    Guest's website
    Related resources: Check out Episode 7: Losing Keven
    Marylayo's spiritual wellbeing tips: Romans 8:1 & 1 John 1:9.
    Connect with MaryLayo:
    LinkedIn
    Instagram
    For help in dealing with mental health related matters, please seek specialist advice and support if needed.

    • 21 min
    The Fashionably Late Bride 2

    The Fashionably Late Bride 2

    Happily Ever After
    What are the odds of finding true love after 40? In today's episode of MaryLayo Talks, guest Vinnie Garrett shares her thoughts about romance and dating, potential partners, sustaining a marriage and incorporating God into life.
    Discussion points include:
    Thoughts on first and second-time marriages?During your journey to getting married what helped your mental health and spiritual health?What are the misconceptions that people can have about singleness and even marriage?What advice do you have for individuals who are still single and struggling with feelings of loneliness or even societal expectations? Bible scriptures to support spiritual wellbeing.
    Take a moment to delve into what may be 'beyond the smile' - listen in to the conversation.
    Marylayo's spiritual wellbeing tip: Meditate on the book of Ruth, i.e., Chapters 1-4, in the bible.
    Connect with MaryLayo:
    LinkedIn
    Instagram
    For help in dealing with mental health related matters, please seek specialist advice and support if needed.

    • 28 min

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Engaging and helpful takeaways

I love the empathy and sensitivity the host has, especially in the “Loosing Kevin” podcast. Lots of practical tips and reflective food for thoughts.

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