52 episodes

Discovering what makes us human, exploring important life hacks, and "how to be", whilst self-reflecting with you all on this journey of improvement.

Have you ever thought why is it that my friends, colleagues, and acquaintances can do so much more than me? Well if you have, you're not alone. From confidence, persistence, motivation, to resilience - these life skills can help us go a long way in believing in ourselves.

So I've made it a mission, as a fellow unconfidante, to try examine the tips and guides out there to see if it can help. Whilst I am no expert by any means, I have lived experience of feeling the above so hopefully we can take this path of enhancement together. PS. I do not receive commission for the books and guides reviewed.

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How To Be..‪.‬ Suswati Basu

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Discovering what makes us human, exploring important life hacks, and "how to be", whilst self-reflecting with you all on this journey of improvement.

Have you ever thought why is it that my friends, colleagues, and acquaintances can do so much more than me? Well if you have, you're not alone. From confidence, persistence, motivation, to resilience - these life skills can help us go a long way in believing in ourselves.

So I've made it a mission, as a fellow unconfidante, to try examine the tips and guides out there to see if it can help. Whilst I am no expert by any means, I have lived experience of feeling the above so hopefully we can take this path of enhancement together. PS. I do not receive commission for the books and guides reviewed.

Hit subscribe if you like it!

    Episode 52: Reflective - Does Reflecting Actually Help?

    Episode 52: Reflective - Does Reflecting Actually Help?

    Welcome to "How To Be...", exploring how to gain life skills, whilst attempting to gain some myself. It's the last episode of the season, so it makes sense to actually look back that the past 52 weeks! Reflecting apparently helps you to develop your skills and review their effectiveness, rather than just carry on doing things as you have always done them. It is about questioning, in a positive way, what you do and why you do it and then deciding whether there is a better, or more efficient, way of doing it in the future. But does it actually help? Looking into what the 'experts' say about self-reflection and whether it is truly helpful? And also hearing from others who have gained some mastery over themselves. Please hit subscribe to hear the whole series on life skills! It should be short and sweet. I look forward to journeying with you through this maze of hacks.

    Trigger Warning: This episode contains themes of suicidal ideation.

    • 32 min
    Episode 51: Bold - How Do We Tell Our Untold Stories? With Kamini Ramdeen And Gabrielle Deonath

    Episode 51: Bold - How Do We Tell Our Untold Stories? With Kamini Ramdeen And Gabrielle Deonath

    Welcome to "How To Be...", exploring how to gain life skills, whilst attempting to gain some myself. We all know the incredibly heavy weight of bearing an untold secret.  There is nothing so heavy as having something significant to share, to get off our chest, and being unable to share it, often because we think that it will be poorly received.  But we also know how incredibly freeing it can be when we do. So what stops us from sharing? Looking into what the 'experts' say about sharing untold stories and whether it is truly helpful? And also hearing from others who have gained some mastery over themselves. Please hit subscribe to hear the whole series on life skills! It should be short and sweet. I look forward to journeying with you through this maze of hacks.

    Trigger Warning: This episode contains themes of sexual violence, eating disorders, suicidal ideation, racism, self-harm.

    • 29 min
    Episode 50: Informed - What Are We Doing About Climate Change? With Devi Lockwood

    Episode 50: Informed - What Are We Doing About Climate Change? With Devi Lockwood

    Welcome to "How To Be...", exploring how to gain life skills, whilst attempting to gain some myself. Climate change can be a tough sell. It’s arguably the greatest challenge or threat facing this and future generations, yet it seems at times to be a near-insurmountable challenge in itself just to get people interested in it. For one, we don't hear the human aspect of the crisis, and what are people actually doing about it? Looking into what the 'experts' say about climate change and whether it is truly helpful? And also hearing from others who have gained some mastery over themselves. Please hit subscribe to hear the whole series on life skills! It should be short and sweet. I look forward to journeying with you through this maze of hacks.

    • 34 min
    Episode 49: Rooted - Is It Important To Connect To Your Roots? With Bobi Conn

    Episode 49: Rooted - Is It Important To Connect To Your Roots? With Bobi Conn

    Welcome to "How To Be...", exploring how to gain life skills, whilst attempting to gain some myself. larger world, both currently and historically. People can also feel the need for a wider social connection, particularly in modern Western societies where small nuclear families and greater geographical mobility may lead to a sense of isolation. But why is the root such a compelling metaphor for thinking about our connection to ancestors, homelands, and the earth itself? Looking into what the 'experts' say about being rooted and whether it is truly helpful? And also hearing from others who have gained some mastery over themselves. Please hit subscribe to hear the whole series on life skills! It should be short and sweet. I look forward to journeying with you through this maze of hacks.

    • 35 min
    Episode 48: Strong - How Do We Focus On Women's Physical Strength? With Poorna Bell

    Episode 48: Strong - How Do We Focus On Women's Physical Strength? With Poorna Bell

    Welcome to "How To Be...", exploring how to gain life skills, whilst attempting to gain some myself. men are complex and muscles are not the monopoly of men.” The female body is one of the most scrutinized subjects in contemporary culture, so why are portrayals of physical strength so lacking? Looking into what the 'experts' say about women and non-binary people's strength and whether it is truly helpful? And also hearing from others who have gained some mastery over themselves. Please hit subscribe to hear the whole series on life skills! It should be short and sweet. I look forward to journeying with you through this maze of hacks.

    • 29 min
    Episode 47: Individualist - How Do We Embrace Being Weird?

    Episode 47: Individualist - How Do We Embrace Being Weird?

    Welcome to "How To Be...", exploring how to gain life skills, whilst attempting to gain some myself. Sh#t Your Ego Says author James McCrae says embracing your weirdness gives you a new perspective, and the world needs a new perspective. Innovation does not happen within the status quo. Innovation happens when outsiders challenge the status quo with weird ideas. So if you are a bit of an outsider, how do you harness your weirdness? Looking into what the 'experts' say about being weird and whether it is truly helpful? And also hearing from others who have gained some mastery over themselves. Please hit subscribe to hear the whole series on life skills! It should be short and sweet. I look forward to journeying with you through this maze of hacks.

    • 20 min

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