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Discover how to be happy, peaceful and content, no matter where you are in your life or career. Learn from successful people who share life lessons and stories about their journeys. Each conversation will leave you feeling inspired and looking forward to what’s possible. And you’ll be more peaceful because of it!

Peace and Possibilities Julie Bruns

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

Discover how to be happy, peaceful and content, no matter where you are in your life or career. Learn from successful people who share life lessons and stories about their journeys. Each conversation will leave you feeling inspired and looking forward to what’s possible. And you’ll be more peaceful because of it!

    131. Get uncomfortable - Chris Block

    131. Get uncomfortable - Chris Block

    You do not want to miss this podcast!
     
    Chris Block is nothing short of inspiring.  His attitude is a delight and his story is so…how do I explain it? Maybe you can come up with a word. (Email me after you listen and tell me what word you would use to describe his story.)
     
    He tells us to get comfortable. And to grow, achieve, and try, so you can thrive.
     
    When describing a certain, very special experience, he uses the words calm, tranquil, and surreal. It's a natural high, where you feel no pain, and are free to float in utter bliss.
     
    Oh, and once you listen, you'll understand why he says Diveheart people are JUST SO SELFLESS. (I agree - look them up!)
     
    Chris is utterly amazed at all of their sacrifices, just so he can have this once (or twice) in-a-lifetime experience.
     
    More about Chris:
    https://youtu.be/z65XIuxkl-M
    And check out my bestselling book:
    Peace, Possibilities, and Perspective:
    8 Secrets to Serenity and Satisfaction in Your Life and Career
    https://2possibilityandbeyond.com/my-book

    • 25 min
    130. Go the way the river flows

    130. Go the way the river flows

    My guest this week quit acting to travel to 60 countries. And since then Lisa Haisha has had many conversations with master teachers from all over the world.
    From actor, to writer, to developing a screen play in 21 days, she's definitely someone who likes to think outside the box. And go for what she wants. A leadership quality, if there ever was one.
    When thinking about an approach to finding your purpose, satisfying a boss, or even while navigating personal relationships, Lisa recommends:
    ○ Think about this: what do THEY want or need?
    ○ Change your mindset - give them a gift
    ○ You can reinvent and change your story
    Finally, a great questions to ask yourself:
    What does it take to be the person I imagine??
    And remember, you are ready. You can figure it out. She figured it out, and so did I. We're always figuring it out.
    What other choice do we have?
    Let your life create your stories.
    More about Lisa:
    www.SoulBlazing.com 
    And check out my bestselling book:
    Peace, Possibilities, and Perspective:
    8 Secrets to Serenity and Satisfaction in Your Life and Career
    https://2possibilityandbeyond.com/my-book

    • 23 min
    129. Art (and life) is an evolution - Morty Bachar

    129. Art (and life) is an evolution - Morty Bachar

    Beginning with a request from President Biden, then a request from the Prime Minister of Japan, my guest this week was always inventing things.
     
    There are so many good nuggets in this episode. For starters, Morty Bachar wants us to be proud of our scars.
     
    And he asks us: why not modify things and make them better?
     
    Art (and life) is an evolution, always; there's room for both versions of whatever you’re working on.
     
    But Morty also likes a blank page, along with new beginnings (me too). They keep life interesting.
     
    When considering what's holding you back (and you usually know what that is), why not try to remove the shackles and see what's possible?
     
    He gained a lot of early wisdom because as a boy, he was on his own a lot and ultimately left to discover all kinds of things. From living in Africa, then the US, on to college and corporate America as an engineer, and now an artist, he’s quite the jack of all trades.
     
    Listen in to learn how he was almost involved in developing facial recognition technology after 9/11, but because he heard a hum, he didn't proceed. He'd heard it before. And he knew - this is a sound to follow, so he did. On to a new road.
     
    When you hear something similar, listen closely and discover, where does that hum want to take you?
     
    Finally, he urges us to listen. What you think before you started (a project, a job) just might be different - and there's very possibly, a story there.
     
    More about Morty: https://lakesidepottery.com/HTML%20Text/MortyBacharBio.htm 
    And check out my bestselling book:
    Peace, Possibilities, and Perspective:
    8 Secrets to Serenity and Satisfaction in Your Life and Career
    https://2possibilityandbeyond.com/my-book

    • 24 min
    128. When you're not settled…Beth Thomas Cohen

    128. When you're not settled…Beth Thomas Cohen

    From the age of 6, she was writing about her day.  And my guess is, she was probably making people laugh back then.  My guest this week is Beth Thomas Cohen.
     
    She went from fashion editor to PR to marketing to running her own company, and then writing a book!  She's smart and funny, and not afraid to laugh at herself.  (An endearing quality if there ever was one.)
     
    Having lived a very full life, her perspective is quite broad. And after experiencing a lot inside many different roles, she and I agree, that usually what you're passionate about, you're good at. But of course, there's no easy road. (PS. There never is.)
     
    As your journey twists and turns, and as you think about your next goal, ask yourself this question: what's the next level of yourself? What's next for a better version of yourself? I love this because you're not competing with anyone else.
     
    And as you explore, it's important to know that when you're not settled, there's something more waiting.  It's your job to find out what it is.
     
    Oh, and my favorite tips from Beth:
    Don't ever require validation Don't be a shi**y person! More about Beth:
    Instagram @ beththomascohen
    Here is a link to grab the book
     
    And check out my bestselling book:
    Peace, Possibilities, and Perspective:
    8 Secrets to Serenity and Satisfaction in Your Life and Career
    https://2possibilityandbeyond.com/my-book

    • 35 min
    127. Don't take yourself so seriously - Mindy Stone

    127. Don't take yourself so seriously - Mindy Stone

    My guest this week on The Peace and Possibilities Podcast is Mindy Stone.
     
    She's gone from Psychology to Teaching to Learning and Development.
     
    And considers herself a Positive Realist, always trying to make good of it, whatever "it" she experiences. 
     
    She tells us:
    Don't ignore the bad stuff- face it head on Don't take yourself so seriously Be okay with flaws and mistakes - everyone has them and makes them  
    And she'd rather be naïve and positive then negative and …you'll have to listen.
     
    Finally, she asks:
    In your life, do you want to be a jackhammer or a hummingbird?
     
    Hint, it's not the jackhammer.  That's much harder and not as much fun, nor as gratifying.
    More about Mindy:
    Mandala Coloring Book: 45 original hand-drawn illustrations by Mindy Stone-Szabo
    https://www.amazon.com/Mandala-Coloring-Book-illustrations-Stone-Szabo/dp/B0977G77CP/ref=sr_1_1?crid=KKKLRBN7TYF1&keywords=mandala+mindy&qid=1656555359&s=books&sprefix=mandala+mindy%2Cstripbooks%2C550&sr=1-1
    CLO Speaker Profile https://www.2022breakfastclub.com/event_speakers/mindy-stone-szabo/
    And check out my bestselling book:
    Peace, Possibilities, and Perspective:
    8 Secrets to Serenity and Satisfaction in Your Life and Career
    https://2possibilityandbeyond.com/my-book

    • 28 min
    126. There's no way to mess up this life - David Marsh

    126. There's no way to mess up this life - David Marsh

    My guest this week, film maker David Marsh, is healing from the inside out.  From what? You'll need to listen to this episode to find out.
     
    As he continues to heal, he's tried many things and realized through life experiences, the universe is even bigger than he originally perceived.
     
    He's a story teller, made with love.  Along the way, he believes that so many things weave together to make up our perspective.
     
    And as we go along, we should get comfortable trusting.
     
    Because there really is no certainty. Ever.
     
    So, when you're wondering what's next, try to let it unfold.  This has been one of my big lessons this year. 
     
    Letting it unfold, like everything on the planet, is easier said than done.  (When people say "easier said than done", remind them that, of course it's easier said than done.) What isn't?
     
    But if we are to really supposed to figure out what this thing called life means, we must.  It's the only thing that we can really do. 
     
    Control is an illusion.
     
    A few more tips from David:
    There's no way to mess up this life! Let go of control Connecting with your joy space is very important  
    And some questions to ask along your journey:
    What can't you imagine stopping? How will you get there?  
    He's overcome so much, and now he's simply adapting to life. We could learn a lot from him.
     
    More about David:

    David Marsh is a Filmmaker and his latest film, Adapting To Dive, is available now on Amazon. Seven days before leaving to make a documentary with Diveheart, his son dies of a drug overdose. He decides to go anyway but doesn’t tell anyone about his loss. He learns about healing and adapting from these adaptive divers. David loves to create documentaries and tell stories that connect to the heart. He loves to explore the human journey and document it through video. His latest film is the Winner of Feature Documentary in the 2022 Orlando International Film Festival. He has found that satisfaction in your career comes best when you are following your enthusiasm and creating things you're passionate about. 
     
    Current Documentaries online:
    ADAPTING TO DIVE (Amazon, TubiTV, LookhuTV)
    HEALING FROM THE INSIDE OUT (Amazon, TubiTV, XUMO)
    SOULBLAZE YOUR LIFE (TubiTV)
     
    And check out my bestselling book:
    Peace, Possibilities, and Perspective:
    8 Secrets to Serenity and Satisfaction in Your Life and Career
    https://2possibilityandbeyond.com/my-book

    • 27 min

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Peace and Possibilities ,

Awesome Podcast

I loved taking part in Julie’s podcast. It was conversational and fun and we still tackled the important topics of my work to make all workplaces safer from harassment and discrimination by eliminating silencing mechanisms. She was kind enough to advocate for my non profit too at LiftOurVoices.org. Thanks Julie! GretchenCarlson.com

Kimberly Maska ,

Enjoyable & Informative

Julie brings a light hearted yet heartful conversation to the forefront of our minds. Great discussions about reaching for our purpose & knowing we can achieve anything.

Green gorski ,

Enjoy the conversation

I found Julie’s podcast through a friend . I love the conversation style and the message that life isn’t always a straight line and that is ok ! Keep up the good work

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