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The Small Changes Big Shifts podcast is your weekly dose of wellness encouragement. It’s the small changes that stick and ultimately compound to create big shifts in our holistic well-being. Dr. Michelle Robin and her renowned guests will share wisdom, knowledge, real life stories and practical tips to inspire and inform you as you move forward on your journey to a life of wellness.

Small Changes Big Shifts Dr. Michelle Robin

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 145 Ratings

The Small Changes Big Shifts podcast is your weekly dose of wellness encouragement. It’s the small changes that stick and ultimately compound to create big shifts in our holistic well-being. Dr. Michelle Robin and her renowned guests will share wisdom, knowledge, real life stories and practical tips to inspire and inform you as you move forward on your journey to a life of wellness.

    Growing in Gratitude During the Holidays with Kim Becking

    Growing in Gratitude During the Holidays with Kim Becking

    “The value and power of gratitude is that it allows you to shift your perspective. It helps you dig deep and look for good.” - Kim Becking The holidays bring an immense amount of pressure, tension, and stress on us – but are we missing out on life by not finding the good? Dr. Michelle Robin welcomes Kim Becking to the show today to talk about how you can utilize a gratitude practice right now to build a momentum mindset. Kim shares how she redefines what resilience means in today’s world, and some of the practices she started doing when she began a life that was intentionally focused on gratitude. Get ready to receive multiple bits of wisdom and one-liners that you can lean on this holiday season. Some of her advice includes letting go of unrealistic expectations during this time of the year, and she’ll offer some wisdom and other tips to help you have a calmer and more peaceful experience around others. Enjoy this wonderful conversation as they dive deep into why gratitude requires growth and everyday practice.


    About Today’s Guests:
    Kim Becking is an engaging, high-energy, fun, and impactful motivational keynote speaker, change and leadership expert, coach and consultant, and award-winning author. Her Momentum Mindset model helps leaders, teams, and organizations conquer change, boost resilience, accelerate success no matter what. Kim knows a thing or two about change and challenges through her own experiences in business and life. As an attorney, serial entrepreneur running two successful businesses for over two decades, communications strategist and “recovering” political consultant, Kim has conquered the ever-changing tough worlds of business, government, and politics. She’s also conquered breast cancer. She doesn’t want you to just bounce back after change and adversity – she wants you to develop that Momentum Mindset where you push past limited thinking, get unstuck, and use the change and adversity in life as the fuel needed to propel you forward – faster, further, stronger, and better than ever before.
    Mentioned in the Episode:
    31 Days of Kindness series – sign up for the free emails here 52 Inspiring Quote Decks 3 Good Things app Kim Becking on LinkedIn Kim Becking on Facebook Kim Becking’s website Kim’s books

    • 24 min
    World Kindness Day with Kevin Tuerff – How One Small Town Embraced 7,000 Stranded Passengers on 9/11

    World Kindness Day with Kevin Tuerff – How One Small Town Embraced 7,000 Stranded Passengers on 9/11

    “My favorite definition of compassion is to engage in the suffering of others – and that’s what this small town did. They had true compassion for five days on us.” - Kevin Tuerff
    Kevin Tuerff was flying from Paris to New York City on September 11, 2001, when the plane suddenly began to appear like it was descending toward the ocean water. A few moments later, the captain came on to say there had been a terrorist attack in the United States, and the plane would be making an emergency landing in a small town in Canada called Gander. Soon after landing, they discovered other planes had been grounded in Gander as well, causing the small town’s population of 9,000 to experience a sudden increase of 7,000 people on their streets. In today’s episode, Dr. Michelle Robin welcomes Kevin to share this moving and inspiring story about what happened over the course of these five days being stranded there. He explains how people in this town began opening their homes, churches, and kitchens to the passengers like him, asking if they needed a shower, needed a warm meal, or simply needed a ride across town. He recounts how everybody in Gander was helping out, and there was something magical about it. This opened up a brand-new meaning for Kevin about what random acts of kindness could look like – leading him to launch a nonprofit organization around this experience called Pay It Forward 9.11 after he returned back home in Houston, Texas. Since its launch in 2002, the nonprofit has become an international phenomenon around kindness and continues to teach people about the power it has in our lives.
    About Today’s Guests:
    Kevin Tuerff’s experience as a 9/11 stranded airline passenger in Canada inspired him to develop Pay It Forward 9.11 in 2002, and it's been growing every year. Today, he serves as Founder and Volunteer President of Pay It Forward 9.11, Inc. His 9/11 story is one of the true stories inspiring the Tony-Award-winning Broadway musical “Come from Away”. The character “Kevin T” is referred to as the compassionate “gay lumberjack” in the show, and this Pay It Forward 9.11 effort is mentioned in the script of the musical. He is featured cast member in three related documentaries (HBO Canada, CBC, and Fox). In 2018, House of Anansi Press published his memoir called Channel of Peace: Stranded in Gander on 9/11. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the books is donated to nonprofit organizations help refugees. Kevin currently works for Environmental Defense Fund and is TEDx speaker and certified as a virtual presenter by eSpeakers.
    Mentioned in the Episode:
    Pay It Forward 9.11 Come From Away Musical TedTalk: Compassion is the New Life Hack by Kevin Tuerff 31 Days of Kindness – sign up to receive the free email series Channel of Peace: Stranded in Gander book by Kevin Tuerff Be Good to People Foundation Be Good to People online store – DMRAMB to get 15% off your order

    • 32 min
    31 Days of Kindness with Sonia Choquette – How Kindness Raises Your Vibration

    31 Days of Kindness with Sonia Choquette – How Kindness Raises Your Vibration

    “Anything that goes from the heart up creates a vibration that actually has a very positive effect on humans. It will jumpstart other human hearts.” - Sonia Choquette
    Sonia remembers her mother being a central figure when it came to including kindness as a core value in life. Through all the adversity she faced, Sonia’s mother focused on raising her children to believe that kindness creates the family you need, no matter what the circumstances. In today’s episode, Dr. Michelle Robin invites one of her longtime friends to talk about how kindness can raise your vibration – which is the energy that connects you to everything and everyone in the universe. Sonia, who is a world-renowned intuitive, also will share what happens when we intentionally commit to kindness and dives into exactly how powerful your vibration as a human being is to an entire room of people. She ends the episode with some helpful tips about you can begin to show yourself more self-love to raise your vibration.
    About Today’s Guest:
    Global author and speaker, Sonia Choquette, is the most highly regarded expert in the field of intuition. Over the course of 40 years, she has become a world-renowned intuitive guide and spiritual teacher. Author of 27 New York Times and International best sellers, her books have been published in 37 languages and 40 countries and has been read by over one million people. Sonia experienced some very difficult times at one point in her life. Within six weeks, her brother died, her father died, her marriage imploded, and her life as she knew it fell apart. Even after being a leader who taught hundreds of thousands of people around the world, she found herself shattered by so much loss happening so fast. She was guided to undertake a pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago across Spain to help heal herself and find a way forward. Along the journey, she encountered all her “old stuff” - the pieces of her life that helped her discover the most profound level of wholeness she’s ever experienced. Today, she continues to help people all over the world by teaching them to use their senses.
    Mentioned in the Episode:
    31 Days of Kindness – Sign up for the free email series Sonia’s Website Trust Your Vibes by Sonia Choquette – new book just released in June 2022 Be Good to People Foundation Be Good to People Online Store

    • 26 min
    31 Days of Kindness with John Mikos – Why Kindness is at the Heart of the YMCA

    31 Days of Kindness with John Mikos – Why Kindness is at the Heart of the YMCA

    “When you look at the Y’s core values since the beginning, it’s all about honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.” - John Mikos
    The YMCA was established 178 years ago – and 162 years ago the Kansas City location was founded. Since then, the nonprofit organization has expanded to 135 countries around the world, and annually serves 155,000 people in just the Kansas City community. During today’s episode, Dr. Michelle Robin invites John Mikos, who is the CEO of the YMCA in Greater Kansas City, to share why kindness is such an integral part of who they are and everything that they do. John began his career at the Y as a lifeguard when he was a teenager, quickly deciding this was the place he wanted to work for the rest of his life – a big reason being the kindness the organization shows every day to its community. He also shares some examples about how they incorporate many of their core values into their youth programs to help kids grow with an understanding and awareness about how these things impact their spiritual, mental, and physical health.
    About Today’s Guest:
    John Mikos became the CEO of the YMCA of Greater Kansas City in 2019 after serving as the Chief Operating Officer since 2013. He’s led many progressive developments with the Y in Kansas City, bringing focus to innovative integrated health programs, fostering the Y’s vision, and building great relationships with health and community partners across the region. Since joining the organization, Mikos has been part of the downtown YMCA/Kirk Family Community Center breaking ground at the former Lyric Theatre building, as well as the expansion and renovation of facilities, including the Atchison Family YMCA/Cray Community Center and the Linwood Family YMCA/James B. Nutter, and Senior Community Center.  Mikos has also worked with North Kansas City government to renovate its area location. Prior to joining YMCA of Greater Kansas City, John held the Chief Operating Officer positions at both the YMCA of Western North Carolina in Asheville and the YMCA of Greater Tulsa.
    Mentioned in the Episode:
    31 Days of Kindness – Sign up for the free email series YMCA of Greater Kansas City YMCA- to find a location near you Before & After School Y Club Youth Sports Nutritional, Personal Training & Weight Loss Challenger Buddy Program Youth Swim Programs Be Good to People Online Store Be Good to People Foundation

    • 23 min
    31 Days of Kindness with Rev. Jim Blake - Showing Up as Your Best Self

    31 Days of Kindness with Rev. Jim Blake - Showing Up as Your Best Self

    “One of the most eye-opening things when writing this book was my realization how influential we are as leaders. We create a ripple effect that goes out into the world.” - Jim Blake
    We have been raised in a culture that tell us hard work is the only way to be successful, but self-care often gets left out of the equation. Spiritual seeker and Reverend at Unity World Headquarters, Jim Blake, knows firsthand what happens when we neglect self-care, especially in times of adversity. During today’s show, Dr. Michelle Robin invites him to share more about what inspired him to write his latest book called The Zen Executive: Gems of Wisdom for Enlightened Leadership. One of those things being that if the systems are “off” inside of you, you aren’t making the best decisions for your company. His new book aims to help leaders tackle their well-being and take those small steps he would personally advise in their shoes coming from his own personal experience. Rev. Jim also shares some things leaders should think about when it comes to creating a healthy company culture – and it starts with being an example to your team.
    About Today’s Guests:
    Reverend Jim Blake has more than three decades of study and service in New Thought traditions and organizations. He rejoined Unity World Headquarters as CEO in 2016, having previously served as Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Operations from 2006 to 2011. Prior to being named CEO, he served with global leading innovators in the traffic and energy industries. Rev. Blake has more than 20 years of executive leadership experience with some of the fastest growing and most innovative companies in North America. Jim has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Central Methodist University and a Masters of Divinity from the Johnnie Colemon Theological Seminary. He was ordained in 2021.
    Mentioned in the Episode:
    The Zen Executive: Gems of Wisdom for Enlightened Leadership book by Jim Blake Unity Church Unity Worldwide Ministries Bookstore at Unity Kindness Campaign IAmJimBlake.com

    • 32 min
    31 Days of Kindness with Sam Huenergardt

    31 Days of Kindness with Sam Huenergardt

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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
145 Ratings

145 Ratings

LisaIsHereForIt ,

Dr. Michelle is incredible! 🙏

Dr. Michelle and her incredibly knowledgeable guests talk all things health related, but it’s so much more than that! You’ll get tons of actionable advice and tangible tips, but you’ll also get heaps of inspiration from truly engaging individuals that genuinely want to help others. Thanks so much for putting out such a spectacular show - keep up the great work!

Audrey Robin ,

Highly Recommend

Hi everyone, I’m Dr. Ronald L. Cole, a retired OB/GYN who lives in Florida. I was recently interviewed by Dr Michelle Robin on her Small Changes Big Shifts podcast and you can now listen to the full episode on iTunes. Dr. Robin you as interested in my latest published book, “Universal Spiritual Laws and Healing,” and wanted to share it with her listeners.
I really enjoyed being on her podcast because she is obviously a very compassionate, insightful and pleasant doctor. She truly cares about her patients in a holistic way and wants to help them feel better and think in a very positive way. Her questions reflected her passion for helping mankind and I’m sure her listeners greatly benefit from her podcasts. I highly recommend that you tune into her podcasts.

mlg325 ,

Great podcast

Thank you so much for the work you do.
Truly informative & kind in a world that is lacking both.

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