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"Happiness is a choice" except, it isn't a choice that works without developing a lot of skills that your parents never taught you. Donnalynn Riley, Joy Coach, interviews professionals who know how to create and nurture the spark of joy. Enjoy this weekly podcast.

Finding Your Spark Again Donnalynn Riley

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"Happiness is a choice" except, it isn't a choice that works without developing a lot of skills that your parents never taught you. Donnalynn Riley, Joy Coach, interviews professionals who know how to create and nurture the spark of joy. Enjoy this weekly podcast.

    How to Find Inner Strength & Joy

    How to Find Inner Strength & Joy

    How to Find Inner Strength & Joy

    In this conversation, Kathryne Mejias, a self-empowerment coach, discusses the importance of finding inner strength and building a solid relationship with oneself. She emphasizes the power of self-talk and the impact of energy and environment on our well-being. Kathryne shares her personal journey of overcoming toxic relationships and low self-esteem, and how she helps women tap into their inner strength. She highlights the importance of amplifying positive emotions and taking responsibility for our lives. Finally, she offers her contact information for those interested in learning more about her work.

    Takeaways

    Building a solid relationship with yourself is crucial for finding inner strength.
    Positive self-talk and focusing on joyful emotions can help increase inner strength.
    The energy and environment we surround ourselves with play a significant role in our well-being.
    Overcoming toxic relationships and low self-esteem is possible with self-awareness and self-empowerment.
    Taking responsibility for our lives and using challenging experiences as opportunities for growth can lead to inner strength.

    Chapters

    00:00 Introduction and Background
    03:23 Building a Solid Relationship with Yourself
    05:24 The Power of Self-Talk
    08:36 Understanding Energy and Environment
    12:18 Overcoming Toxic Relationships
    18:18 Using Words to Build Inner Strength
    23:01 Amplifying Positive Emotions
    26:18 Taking Responsibility for Your Life
    27:35 Finding Inner Strength in Dark Times
    29:23 Contact Information


    About Kathryne Mejias 
    Kathryne Mejias is a self-empowerment coach, author, and event creator who guides women to take aligned action toward living authentically no matter their circumstances. Kathryne cultivates a vibrant community of audacious women by sharing stories of success and resilience. 

    Website: http://www.born-for-more.com/


    ABOUT YOUR HOST: 

    Donnalynn Riley is a Joy Coach and Speaker. She has been described as a powerful translator for humankind, helping people take the esoteric concepts that make sense around how the world works; spirituality, the law of attraction, energy, the power of the mind–and apply them in a way that actually works to create lasting joyful success with ease. 

    She helps people have the best day ever over and over again, moving away from ineffectively envisioning the things they want: more time, more money, and more freedom, to create their dream life full of joy, success and ease.

    Educated as a Spiritual Health Coach, Quantum Biofeedback Specialist and Certified Law Of Attraction Wealth Practitioner, Donnalynn has been coaching high-achievers to become masters of their energy, communication, relationships, and success for over a decade. 

    Featured in FOX, ABC, NBC, and CBS, Donnalynn Riley is now on a mission to inspire 42 million people to prioritize their joy and emotional well-being so they can achieve their goals and have the most awesome time doing it!


    Website: https://Donnalynn.Blog

    Want help connecting to your joy?
    http://donnalynn.chat/







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    • 30 min
    Intentionally Having Happiness

    Intentionally Having Happiness

    Intentionally Having Happiness
     Summary

    In this conversation, Donnalynn interviews Terri Pease, PhD, about finding joy in highly stressful situations, particularly in the context of caregiving. Terri shares her personal experience as a caregiver and offers insights on acceptance, being present, and letting go of expectations. She emphasizes the importance of finding delight in small things and making space for a new version of the person being cared for. The conversation highlights the need for caregivers to take care of themselves and find joy amidst the challenges they face.

    Takeaways

    Acceptance is a critical aspect of caregiving, allowing caregivers to navigate the challenges and find joy in the present moment.Being present and letting go of expectations are key to finding joy in highly stressful situations.Finding delight in small things and making space for a new version of the person being cared for can bring joy to the caregiving journey.Caregivers should prioritize self-care and seek support from others who understand their experiences.
    Chapters

    00:00 Introduction of Terry Pease, PhD
    01:40 The Concept of Finding Joy in Highly Stressful Situations
    03:26 The Importance of Acceptance in Caregiving
    05:34 Being Present and Letting Go of Expectations
    07:52 Finding Joy and Delight in the Caregiving Journey
    10:29 Dealing with Technical Difficulties
    11:03 The Impact of Anticipating Tragedy and Trauma
    13:41 Approaching Caregiving with an Improvisational Mindset
    15:36 Recognizing and Accepting the Reality of the Caregiving Experience
    18:45 Tapping into Happiness and Joy in Caregiving
    19:33 Finding Delight in Small Things
    20:26 Balancing Joy and the Challenges of Caregiving
    22:13 The Process of Releasing and Making Space for a New Version of the Person
    23:18 The Process of Releasing in Different Life Situations
    24:48 Making Space for the New Version of the Person
    26:19 Discovering Joy in the Absence of Expectations
    27:30 Choosing to See the World in a Broader Perspective




    About Terri Pease

    Terri Pease Ph.D. is the author of the #1 best-selling book Love, Dignity and Parkinson's: from Care Partner to Caregiver (17 categories on Amazon). Terri is a highly experienced professional in the social services and healthcare industries who has dedicated her working life to helping people who are facing highly stressful situations. For more than 20 years she has trained staff in organizations around the United States on offering supportive, empathic, and effective trauma-informed care to those who need it most. 

    When Terri married her husband, diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease before they met, she brought her confidence and a wealth of knowledge and experience to bear on caring for him. Her professional experience has informed her approach to caregiving and to encouraging Parkinson's caregivers to make self-care real, practical, and possible. 

    Website: https://terripease.com/         
        
     

    ABOUT YOUR HOST: 

    Donnalynn Riley is a Joy Coach and Speaker. She has been described as a powerful translator for humankind, helping people take the esoteric concepts that make sense around how the world works; spirituality, the law of attraction, energy, the power of the mind–and apply them in a way that actually works to create lasting joyful success with ease. 

    She helps people have the best day ever over and over again, moving away from ineffectively envisioning the things they want: more time, more money, and more freedom, to create their dream life full of joy, success and ease.

    Educated as a Spiritual Health Coach, Quantum Biofeedback Specialist and Certified Law Of Attraction Wealth Practitioner, Donnalynn has been coaching high-achievers to become masters of their energy, communication, relationships, and success for over a decade. 

    Featured in FOX, ABC, NBC, and CBS, Donnalynn Riley is now on a mission to inspire 42 million people to prioritize their joy and emotional well-being so they can achieve their goal

    • 25 min
    The Impact of Emotions on Personal Growth

    The Impact of Emotions on Personal Growth

    The Impact of Emotions on Personal Growth
     Summary

    In this conversation, Miguel Lebron discusses the importance of core values, the role of faith and belief systems, and the impact of emotions on personal growth. He emphasizes the need for self-awareness and honest exploration of one's emotional state. Miguel also highlights the significance of defining a desired future state and creating a strategy for personal growth. He shares insights from his podcast, Strategy Rewind, and offers resources for further growth and development.

    Takeaways

    Core values serve as a compass for personal growth and should be defined and aligned with one's goals.Faith and belief systems can inform the way we view ourselves and the world, but personal growth should be holistic and encompass various aspects of life.Emotions play a crucial role in personal growth, and it is important to identify and express them in a healthy way.Mapping emotions and envisioning a desired future state can help guide personal growth and create a sense of fulfillment.Creating a strategy for personal growth involves defining goals, taking specific steps, and maintaining self-awareness.
    Chapters

    00:00  Introduction and Background
    01:26  The Importance of Core Values
    04:20  The Role of Faith and Belief Systems
    08:18  The Impact of Emotions on Personal Growth
    09:10  Understanding and Expressing Emotions
    13:10  The Connection Between Emotions and Growth
    18:31  Mapping Emotions and Desired Future State
    24:03  The Brain's Role in Processing Emotions
    26:20  Creating a Strategy for Personal Growth
    30:47  Conclusion and Contact Information



    About Miguel Lebron

    Miguel Lebron is a Personal Growth Strategist, and his experience as a keynote speaker spans 20 years. Having worked with multiple non-profit organizations, Miguel has become a powerful community organizer and leader known for practical strategies empowering personal and professional growth.

    Miguel is the CEO of Miguel Lebron Coaching LLC and the host of Strategy Rewind, a podcast that focuses on the mindset and strategies needed for a breakthrough moment.

    After graduating from the Theological Institute of the Assembly of Christian Churches in 2013, Miguel served as Associate Pastor for the Assembly of Christian Churches for nearly ten years. And since then, Miguel has furthered his education, attending Woodfield Christian University and obtaining a Life Coach Certification in 2021 from New Skills Academy.

    His focus on community, his love for family, and his drive for legacy have allowed him to become an even more emotionally intelligent father, husband, leader, mentor, and keynote speaker.


    Website: http://www.miguellebron.com/   FB: https://www.facebook.com/0502MLR         
        
     

    ABOUT YOUR HOST: 

    Donnalynn Riley is a Joy Coach and Speaker. She has been described as a powerful translator for humankind, helping people take the esoteric concepts that make sense around how the world works; spirituality, the law of attraction, energy, the power of the mind–and apply them in a way that actually works to create lasting joyful success with ease. 

    She helps people have the best day ever over and over again, moving away from ineffectively envisioning the things they want: more time, more money, and more freedom, to create their dream life full of joy, success and ease.

    Educated as a Spiritual Health Coach, Quantum Biofeedback Specialist and Certified Law Of Attraction Wealth Practitioner, Donnalynn has been coaching high-achievers to become masters of their energy, communication, relationships, and success for over a decade. 

    Featured in FOX, ABC, NBC, and CBS, Donnalynn Riley is now on a mission to inspire 42 million people to prioritize their joy and emotional well-being so they can achieve their goals and have the most awesome time doing it!


    Website: https://Donnalynn.Blog

    Want help connecting to your joy?
    http://donnalynn.chat/ 



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    • 30 min
    Embracing Sacred Joy

    Embracing Sacred Joy

    EMBRACING SACRED JOY: Life, Death, and Open Dialogues with Yvonne Caputo, Author of 'Dying with Dad’"
     Summary

    Yvonne Caputo, author of 'Flying with Dad' and 'Dying with Dad,' shares her experiences and insights on topics such as teaching, psychotherapy, listening, and having authentic conversations about death and dying. She emphasizes the importance of creating space for deep and meaningful conversations, as well as living with intention and purpose. Yvonne also discusses the concept of sacred joy in the face of death and shares stories of miraculous moments in end-of-life conversations. She encourages listeners to have open and honest discussions about death and to cherish the sacred moments in life.

    Takeaways

    Teaching and psychotherapy provide valuable skills for understanding the world and having authentic conversations.Listening is a crucial skill in both teaching and psychotherapy, and it allows for deeper connections and understanding.Having open and honest conversations about death and dying can lead to a sense of peace and sacred joy.Living with intention and purpose can help guide conversations and decisions about end-of-life wishes.
    Chapters

    00:00 Introduction and Background
    01:18 The Influence of Teaching and Psychotherapy
    04:36 The Importance of Listening
    08:06 Creating Space for Authentic Conversations
    12:23 Talking about Death and Dying
    17:36 Living with Intention and Purpose
    22:16 Sacred Joy in the Face of Death
    27:36 Sharing the Experience of Sacred Joy
    32:08 Miraculous Moments in End-of-Life Conversations
    38:42 Contact Information and Conclusion


    About Yvonne Caputo
    Yvonne Caputo has been a teacher. She taught in the Erie Pennsylvania Public Schools for 18 years. She has also been the Vice President of Human Resources at a retirement community, a corporate trainer and consultant, and a psychotherapist. She has a master’s degree in education and clinical psychology. In her book, Flying with Dad is about her relationship with her father through his telling of World War II stories. Her second book, Dying with Dad was released at the end of May, 2023.

    She has always been a storyteller. She has used stories to widen the eyes of students and to
    soften the pain of clients. Her stories result in rave reviews as a presenter and speaker.

    Yvonne lives in Pennsylvania with her best friend (who is also her husband). Together they have
    three children, three grandchildren and a Bernedoodle, Ellie.

    Website: https://ingeniumbooks.com/yvonne-caputo/       
    LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/yvonne-caputo-1449137/     
     

    ABOUT YOUR HOST: 

    Donnalynn Riley is a Joy Coach and Speaker. She has been described as a powerful translator for humankind, helping people take the esoteric concepts that make sense around how the world works; spirituality, the law of attraction, energy, the power of the mind–and apply them in a way that actually works to create lasting joyful success with ease. 

    She helps people have the best day ever over and over again, moving away from ineffectively envisioning the things they want: more time, more money, and more freedom, to create their dream life full of joy, success and ease.

    Educated as a Spiritual Health Coach, Quantum Biofeedback Specialist and Certified Law Of Attraction Wealth Practitioner, Donnalynn has been coaching high-achievers to become masters of their energy, communication, relationships, and success for over a decade. 

    Featured in FOX, ABC, NBC, and CBS, Donnalynn Riley is now on a mission to inspire 42 million people to prioritize their joy and emotional well-being so they can achieve their goals and have the most awesome time doing it!


    Website: https://Donnalynn.Blog

    Want help connecting to your joy?
    http://donnalynn.chat/ 



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    • 39 min
    Attracting Joy

    Attracting Joy

    ATTRACTING JOY Summary

    In this conversation, Navi Bliss, a certified love and relationship coach, shares her personal journey of overcoming abuse and toxic relationships to find self-love and attract healthy relationships. She emphasizes the importance of stepping into one's power and finding joy in order to effortlessly attract the life and love of one's dreams. Navi also discusses the concept of co-creation and taking responsibility for what one allows into their life. She highlights the difference between wanting and desire, and how tapping into desire can lead to effortless attraction. Navi concludes by sharing the things that bring her joy and providing information about her upcoming events and coaching services.

    Takeaways
    Stepping into your power and finding joy are essential for effortlessly attracting the life and love you desire.Taking responsibility for what you allow into your life is crucial for co-creating your reality.Desire, as opposed to wanting, is a state of abundance and creativity that leads to effortless attraction.Finding joy in everyday experiences and activities can greatly enhance your overall well-being and attract positive experiences.By living in alignment with your desires and finding joy in the present moment, you can maintain your drive and attract what truly matters to you.

    Navi Bliss, a certified love and relationship coach, inspirational speaker, and author, is known for demystifying personal relationships. As the host of the Blissful Love podcast and Chief People Officer at Thriving Women Network, she empowers individuals to build confidence and transform their lives.
    Navi, featured on major media outlets and a contributing author to bestselling books, draws inspiration from her journey of overcoming childhood abuse. Her upcoming book, “Broken to Blissful,” slated for release in April 2024, reflects her mission to guide others in falling in love with themselves and attracting their dream life and love.
    Navi’s coaching focuses on helping individuals break free from past traumas, embrace self-love, and cultivate the courage to be their authentic selves, all while effortlessly attracting meaningful relationships and clients.

    Website: https://www.naviblisscoaching.com/       
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/navi.bliss.5?mibextid=LQQJ4d     
    LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/navi-bliss-6ba254265/?originalSubdomain=ca     
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/navibliss    
     


    ABOUT YOUR HOST: 

    Donnalynn Riley is a Joy Coach and Speaker. She has been described as a powerful translator for humankind, helping people take the esoteric concepts that make sense around how the world works; spirituality, the law of attraction, energy, the power of the mind–and apply them in a way that actually works to create lasting joyful success with ease. 

    She helps people have the best day ever over and over again, moving away from ineffectively envisioning the things they want: more time, more money, and more freedom, to create their dream life full of joy, success and ease.

    Educated as a Spiritual Health Coach, Quantum Biofeedback Specialist and Certified Law Of Attraction Wealth Practitioner, Donnalynn has been coaching high-achievers to become masters of their energy, communication, relationships, and success for over a decade. 

    Featured in FOX, ABC, NBC, and CBS, Donnalynn Riley is now on a mission to inspire 42 million people to prioritize their joy and emotional well-being so they can achieve their goals and have the most awesome time doing it!


    Website: https://Donnalynn.Blog

    Want help finding your joy?
    http://donnalynn.chat/ 




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    • 27 min
    Emotional Energy Management

    Emotional Energy Management

    Emotional Energy Management

    Have you explored the connection between your emotional well-being and your overall productivity?

    Imagine a day where stress takes a backseat, and positivity is your co-pilot. This isn’t wishful thinking; it’s the magic that happens when you embrace the principles of emotional energy management. This is not a one-size-fits-all solution but a personalized journey of self-discovery.

    My guest in this episode is Lisa Zawrotny, a Productivity Strategist + Accountability Coach, the founder of Positively Productive Systems, and the host of the Positively Living™ Podcast. Lisa knows the art of emotional energy management and how it can serve as a beacon for a more fulfilling and productive life. Maintain balance, stay focused, and achieve your goals without burning out requires something special.

    Lisa helps multitasking creatives and caregivers reduce overwhelm and boost productivity without the burnout and without sacrificing what they love. When she’s not sharing the wonders of simplicity, self-awareness, self-care, and systems, you’ll find her hanging out with her husband and kiddos, acting like a rock star or watching movies, or hiding out with an iced coffee and a good book, probably trapped under a cat.

    Lisa holds current certifications in time + stress management, life coaching, and positive psychology. She’s helped hundreds of clients do less, live more, and breathe easier.

    Website: https://positivelyproductive.com/      
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/positivelyproductive/    
    LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/positivelyproductive/    
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/positively_lisa   
     

    ABOUT YOUR HOST: 

    Donnalynn Riley is a Joy Coach and Speaker. She has been described as a powerful translator for humankind, helping people take the esoteric concepts that make sense around how the world works; spirituality, the law of attraction, energy, the power of the mind–and apply them in a way that actually works to create lasting joyful success with ease. 

    She helps people have the best day ever over and over again, moving away from ineffectively envisioning the things they want: more time, more money, and more freedom, to create their dream life full of joy, success and ease.

    Educated as a Spiritual Health Coach, Quantum Biofeedback Specialist and Certified Law Of Attraction Wealth Practitioner, Donnalynn has been coaching high-achievers to become masters of their energy, communication, relationships, and success for over a decade. 

    Featured in FOX, ABC, NBC, and CBS, Donnalynn Riley is now on a mission to inspire 42 million people to prioritize their joy and emotional well-being so they can achieve their goals and have the most awesome time doing it!


    Website: https://Donnalynn.Blog

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    http://donnalynn.chat/ 




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