The Dream Catcher is a place where you‘ll receive a boost of inspiration, practical advice and tools to maximize your success and personal happiness. And that’s not all – you’ll also get plenty of guidance on how you can use your gifts, talents and compassion to contribute towards making the world a better place.New episodes every week. Presented by Seline Shenoy (www.SelineShenoy.com).
[Interview] How to Unlock Your Creative Genius (feat. Michael J. Gelb)
Have you ever asked yourself, what is the secret of genius? All of us have this dream of tapping into the infinite potential of our minds and creativity. My guest today, Michael J. Gelb has invested years of intense study and research to understand some of the most brilliant creative geniuses of our time.
Michael is a world’s leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development, He is a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, innovative leadership and executive coaching. Michael is the author of 17 books including How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci, Discover Your Genius and Innovate Like Edison. His books have been translated into 25 languages and have sold more than one million copies.
Join me for this riveting interview where Michael offers his insight into the secrets behind real genius and how we can tap into our own. In our conversation, Michael describes the seven steps to developing our mind and creativity so that we can reach our highest potential.
5 Telltale Signs of Fake Confidence
Confidence is attractive. People who are perceived as confident win attention, admiration, and opportunities wherever they go.
That’s why we’re advised to give the appearance of confidence even if we don’t feel that way. But this “fake it till you make it” mantra can only take us so far. After a while, we’ll feel like an imposter and others will pick up on our phony behavior.
Real confidence doesn’t require faking it. Those who have it are convinced of their worth. Learn more about what they do differently from those who demonstrate the five telltale signs of fake confidence I’ve described in this episode.
The Truth About Fairy Tale Love
The desire for our one true love is universal. We crave a bond that can elevate us to heights of ecstasy. Romantic fairy tales offer us a portal to experience these emotions vicariously.
Buying into this picture-perfect take on love, however, can land us in hot water. What seems like harmless escapism influences our expectations of relationships and partners.
Having a healthy skepticism about these stories does not mean we let go of our ideals. We can preserve the magic of love while taking away the illusion of perfection. I describe four ways to balance our expectations of fairy tale love.
[Interview] How Women Can Feel Beautiful in their Skin (feat. Amira Adawe)
Our physical appearance has become increasingly central to our identity. In some ethnic communities, skin color plays a major role in determining a woman’s sense of worthiness.
The trauma caused by colorism — a prejudice that favors people with lighter skin over those with darker skin within a racial group causes serious mental and emotional effects on members affected by it.
My guest today, Amira Adawe, has been on a crusade to remove these biases and boost the self-esteem of those who have internalized the discrimination. Amira, a public health researcher and educator founded The Beautywell Project, a non-profit organization that aims to end skin-lightening practices and encourage women to embrace their ethnic identity.
Amira talks about various facets of colorism including the psychological impact, and her advocacy to change the narrative of beauty to make it more inclusive. She also offers advice on how girls and women can accept this natural beauty and love the skin they’re in.
Hate Not Knowing? Here’s How to Deal with Uncertainty
As humans, we avoid facing the unknown at all costs. To make sense of ambiguity, we look for patterns and make references based on scientific and faith-based beliefs.
Thanks to the pandemic, we find ourselves having to confront our fears around not knowing what’s coming next and not being able to do much about it. These moments of stillness, however, offer the perfect opportunity to make peace with uncertainty and build courage.
No matter what stage you’re at with your relationship with the unknown, you can benefit from learning the mindset and tools for dealing with the uncertainty. In this week’s episode, I provide five ways you can do this.
How Ancient Wisdom is Still Relevant Today
Mention the term “ancient wisdom” and most people’s eyes will glaze over. If you’re skeptical about the relevance of ancient wisdom and how it can help you, you might want to reconsider.
There is a treasure trove of books and documentaries on ancient wisdom that can ground us with much needed guidance and practices in times of uncertainty, grief and stress.
In this episode, I take you on a journey back in time to show how ancient teachers penned enlightened ideas and why they are still applicable today. I’ve also handpicked six of my favorite ancient quotes and proverbs from various corners of the globe and decoded their meaning.