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Change is an inevitable part of life. It can be exhilarating, freeing, exciting, wonderful. What does it take to make a change in life and free ourselves from our tethers? How do some people manage to take a step or a leap even in the face of uncertainty? Let’s explore.

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Change is an inevitable part of life. It can be exhilarating, freeing, exciting, wonderful. What does it take to make a change in life and free ourselves from our tethers? How do some people manage to take a step or a leap even in the face of uncertainty? Let’s explore.

    Trust That Things Will Get Better

    Trust That Things Will Get Better

    In this episode of Changes Big and Small, Angela shares her journey in the past few years.

    Angela is open and vulnerable in this chat. We talk about the challenge of moving back to your parents home as an adult. We also discuss the difficulty of repatriation. Angela would like to move back to Canada, so we end by thinking through some of the possible ways that she can realize this dream.
    Timeline of the Chat
    1:50 - Angela introduces herself2:41 - What Angela likes about Prague3:50 - Discovering biking as a passion, and the benefits4:43 - Cycling in Japan, and experiencing nature7:41 - The places she's lived and worked8:00 - Deciding to leave Prague and dealing with parental health issues10:35 - Moving back to Canada, job hunting, and living with parents as an adult15:00 - Changing priorities over time16:41 - Inspiration and self-help books18:08 - Reasons for deciding to move back overseas, to Japan 18:43 - Her father's fight with cancer19:58 - Spending time with her father during the two years back in Canada21:21 - Her father's deterioration24:18 - Appreciating life and spending time with loved ones25:25 - Angela considers the next step in her journey30:47 - Angela's advice
    Find the full shownotees at https://changesbigandsmall.com/2020/02/19/trust-that-things-will-get-better/
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    How to Overcome FEAR

    How to Overcome FEAR

    In this episode of Changes Big and Small, we explore how to move from FEAR to ACTion using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.


    Find the full shownotees at https://changesbigandsmall.com/2020/02/12/how-to-overcome-fear/
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    Find Your Way to Represent Your Authentic Self

    Find Your Way to Represent Your Authentic Self

    In this episode of Changes Big and Small, I chat with Sue. Sue is a librarian at a school in Tokyo, Japan. She shares about some of the leaps that she's taken in her life and the challenge she is now facing.
    How do you redefine yourself and put yourself first after years of living life by someone else's rules? Sue shares her journey to help us consider the seasons of life, and how we might embark on a new chapter.

    Find the full shownotees at https://changesbigandsmall.com/2020/02/05/find-your-way-to-represent-your-authentic-self/
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    Play is Necessary for Adults

    Play is Necessary for Adults

    In this episode of Changes BIG and small, I’m going to share some of the research about why play is so important. There are compelling reasons to add play to your life. Stay with me and by the end of the episode, you’ll have some concrete ideas of how you can enrich your life with play. This episode is for everyone.
    Key Points
    [1:25] What is Play
    [2:30] Why Play
    [3:55] Your Play Story
    [7:13] What Can you Do for Play
    [8:40] The Play Challenge


    See the full shownotes - https://changesbigandsmall.com/2020/01/28/play-is-necessary-for-adults/

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    Play for a Change

    Play for a Change

    In this episode of Changes Big and Small, I'm chatting with Brandi Heather.
    Brandi's a sought after international facilitator and a speaker who helps organizations succeed by using accessible play to break down barriers and create more effective teams. She has dedicated countless hours building nonprofit organizations in adapted physical activity and accessible sport in Canada and around the world. Her unique combination of skills and expertise in accessible play an inclusive mindset set her apart from the crowd. As co-founder and Chief Knowledge Officer at Amped2Play, she is changing the conversation around diversity and inclusion in education, health and business.

    Listen to this episode to learn why play is so important and how to incorporate more of it in your life.


    For full show notes, go to https://changesbigandsmall.com/2020/01/21/play-for-a-change/

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    Celebrate Progress to Build A New Habit

    Celebrate Progress to Build A New Habit

    When was the last time that you celebrated your progress towards your goals? We get into the habit of always moving on to the next thing, but research shows that stopping and celebrating after completing a new action helps train the brain to repeat that action. We repeat actions and create new habits because of the benefits we perceive from that action. So when you stop and celebrate, you're making sure your brain recognizes the benefits. You're using gratitude and savouring to rewire your brain.

    This episode of Changes BIG and small is is a CELEBRATION!

    See the full shownotes - https://changesbigandsmall.com/2020/01/14/take-time-to-celebrate-progress/

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