90 episodes

I am a fifty-something single mom with a few ideas about life, love, and a host of other ish. There will not be any more episodes added to this podcast at this time due to the creator falling ill. Please enjoy past episodes and thank you for understanding.
I offer valuable content in a short span of time, so please check out my show. Think of this podcast as a lot of bang for your buck since time is a form of currency!

Cocoa Griot- Let "auntie" wisdom and energy keep you uplifted‪!‬ Daisy Woods

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

I am a fifty-something single mom with a few ideas about life, love, and a host of other ish. There will not be any more episodes added to this podcast at this time due to the creator falling ill. Please enjoy past episodes and thank you for understanding.
I offer valuable content in a short span of time, so please check out my show. Think of this podcast as a lot of bang for your buck since time is a form of currency!

    Coping in Times of Madness and Chaos

    Coping in Times of Madness and Chaos

    1. SummaryIn tonight’s episode, I am sharing my strategy for coping in the midst of chaos and madness. This is the first episode of season 8. During this season I am going to share quotes each week that support positive thoughts about things I feel are important to many of us.
    I am sorry but the show will be on hiatus for a while. I am recovering from surgery.

    2. HighlightsMelody Beattie quote- "Gratitude unlocks the fulness of life..."
    Annie Dillard quote- "A schedule defends from chaos and whim..."
    David Cronenberg quote- " Everybody's a mad scientist..."

    3. LinksPlease email me if you have suggestions or comments for my show, daisygwoods@gmail.com.
    I want to recommend this free book to you if you need a resource for encouraging quotes. https://inspiremetoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/365DailyQuotes.pdf (https://inspiremetoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/365DailyQuotes.pdf)

    • 5 min
    A Ceiling of Stars

    A Ceiling of Stars

    1. SummaryIn tonight’s episode, I am talking about the amazing lessons that I learned when I had an encounter with a man who was experiencing homelessness. He amplified my gratitude for the life I am living today.

    2. Highlights01:51 Haiku
    02:15 Meeting Terry
    03:35 My Story

    3. LinksPlease email me if you have suggestions or comments for my show, cocogriot@gmail.com (The a is missing in cocoa in my email addy!)
    Please consider donating to https://backonmyfeet.org/ (https://backonmyfeet.org/) to disrupt the cycle of homelessness.

    • 5 min
    What Can You Carve From The Marble?

    What Can You Carve From The Marble?

    1. SummaryIn tonight’s episode, I am talking about the amazing lessons that I gleaned from studying the history of Michelangelo's statue of David. There are relevant life lessons I am grateful to share with you about the challenges of creating this statue.

    2. Highlights01:33 What others deem as fixed, may not be the case for someone with vision.
    02:46 One man's trash is another man's treasure.
    03:57 Don't be overly influenced by the opinions of others.

    3. LinksPlease email me if you have suggestions or comments for my show, cocogriot@gmail.com (The a is missing in cocoa in my email addy!)

    • 5 min
    After Twenty Years, People Are Still Moving My Cheese

    After Twenty Years, People Are Still Moving My Cheese

    Please bear with me while I work to find a show notes format that is best for my listeners. There is a transcript attached to this episode.
    1. SummaryIn tonight’s episode, I am talking about quotes from the book Who Moved My Cheese? by Dr. Spencer Johnson. If you have been struggling with change during the pandemic, I have some great insights to share with you in this show.

    2. Highlights01:13“Sometimes, Hem, things change and they are never the same again. This looks like one of those times. That's life! Life moves on. And so should we.”
    02:11 “Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.”
    02:59“Noticing small changes early helps you adapt to the bigger changes that are to come.”

    3. LinksPlease email me if you have suggestions or comments for my show, cocogriot@gmail.com (The a is missing in cocoa in my email addy!)

    Check out the book https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B8hUGU8trXU6ZU1WSjFvaDlmbFk/edit?resourcekey=0--ZXBCjUrXSX_aizjOpoG1Q (Who Moved My Cheese?) by Dr. Spencer Johnson

    • 4 min
    Ingredients For Happiness: Love Wisely, Live Freely, Laugh Frequently

    Ingredients For Happiness: Love Wisely, Live Freely, Laugh Frequently

    00:13
    Good evening and welcome to my humble podcast abode! I am Cocoa Griot, a fifty-something who is not going to keep you long but strives to keep you strong. Have you ever had one of those days that was so intense you literally wanted to rip the day off the calendar and pretend it never happened? I experienced that last week and then I had to scold myself for allowing myself to get in the negativity zone. I have ingredients that I keep on hand to enhance my happiness and when I summoned them, my blue skies dissipated and there was sun shining in my life again. Let me just say I am only speaking based on my own experience. Ithought I would share a little info about what turns me around when I am down. This evening I was to share with you my ingredients for happiness: loving wisely, giving freely, and laughing frequently.
    01:18
    What does love wisely mean? I believe that when you love wisely your eyes are always wide open and you don’t overlook red flags when they are paraded in your face. A couple of sayings from my mom and grandmother come to mind when I think about loving wisely. Everything that looks good to you ain’t good for you my mom used to say. That handsome man or striking woman could be the source of immeasurable trouble dear listeners. Sometimes we are fascinated by a person’s outward appearance and we don’t take into account the inside may not be attractive. This is the case with he=who=shall-not be named. He was strikingly handsome but nutty as a fruitcake. A saying my grandmother shared with me describes my situation with he-who=shall-not-be-named. “The same thing that can make you laugh can make you cry!” In my case, it would often be within the same day. There was such an emotional roller coaster ride I would teeter between elation and despair in the span of a few hours. Now what does love look like for me? Loving wisely involves making self-love a priority. Understanding that when I am healthy and whole, a relationship has a better chance of surviving than when I don’t make myself a priority. On that day when I was struggling last week, I just focused on pampering myself. That was the downpayment on elevating my mood.
    03:03
    Living freely is easier said than done. I have a few strategies I like to employ which support this goal. One of the most difficult things for me to do, but it is absolutely necessary, is to recognize when my cup is full. Part of me sees this as giving up, but the reality is it is a self-preservation tool. When you chain yourself to a task it can drain you. I find myself overly committed to doing things for others sometimes. This eats up my available free time and it is difficult to stay emotionally upbeat when you feel like there is always something to do. I am going to say this and please hear me out. Voicemail exists for a reason. You don’t have to answer every call, text, or email immediately. There are times when you have to liberate yourself and just be free. It seems we are conditioned to quickly respond to communication once we receive it, but that is not the ideal way to live. I unplugged for a little while last week and it was an incredibly enjoyable experience. The biggest piece of advice I am sharing is know when you are at your limit, and out of respect for your own sanity, take some downtime to re-energize yourself. Don’t get caught up in the Atlas complex. You don’t have to take on the weight of the world!
    04:34
    The most effective part of my trifecta of improving my mood is to laugh frequently. There is a library of material on Netflix, youtube, and old sitcoms that I consult when I need to lift myself out of the dumps. I recognize that everyone has different tastes in comedy. I enjoy clean comedy because I want to be able to recommend the subject matter to all types of people. It amazes how Lucille Ball working on the chocolate factory assembly line still makes me chuckle like it did years ago when I first saw that episode. Beyond the classics, there

    • 6 min
    Why Isn't Good News News?

    Why Isn't Good News News?

    Thank you for turning in tonight. I am working on getting my transcript service reactivated.

    • 5 min

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Great show

Just found this and listened to a dozen episodes in one setting. Her voice and topics are addicting . Short and sweet and every episode is better than the one before it. Cool website too. Worth a subscribe.

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