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You Are Infinitely Loved - A podcast about self-love and self-compassion. What would your life be like if you believed that you are infinitely loved? How would your world change if you had true self-love and self-compassion? How can you build these practices into your everyday life? This podcast is the co-creation of Sam Thomas, Lindsay Bong and Koes Bong and is an exploration into different individual's journeys with self-love, tools that everyone can use to build their self-love and all of the ways that self-love and self-compassion are connected to so many of the challenges and struggles in

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You Are Infinitely Loved - A podcast about self-love and self-compassion. What would your life be like if you believed that you are infinitely loved? How would your world change if you had true self-love and self-compassion? How can you build these practices into your everyday life? This podcast is the co-creation of Sam Thomas, Lindsay Bong and Koes Bong and is an exploration into different individual's journeys with self-love, tools that everyone can use to build their self-love and all of the ways that self-love and self-compassion are connected to so many of the challenges and struggles in

    36. Coping As A Parent During Lockdown

    36. Coping As A Parent During Lockdown

    For all the parents out there who are finding lockdown challenging, this week’s episode is for you. Sam talks to Lindsay and Koes about their personal experience and how they’ve had to adjust their parenting and give themselves more grace during this unprecedented time.

    We talk about how challenging it is to feel your own roller coaster of emotions as a parent, and to have to manage these at the same time that you try to manage and help regulate the emotions of your child. Not only that, this is a time when a lot of triggers are coming up, which could be causing even more pain and discomfort. For any parent that had a difficult childhood, this current crisis could be triggering your past trauma and reminding you of how unsafe and uncertain you felt back then. And to make things even harder, you can’t get time and space away from your triggers at the moment. You’re literally locked down in a house, having to parent your way through it all. It’s hard. We hear you.

    Lindsay talks about the fact that the current situation is a recipe for a mental health crisis, and encourages any parent to drop the expectation of being a model parent during this time. When you think about it, unrealistic expectations of yourself aren’t healthy or helpful, so it’s time to release them and lower the bar.

    We also discuss how to help kids talk about their feelings and anxiety, and the ways that you can show up for them and listen to what’s on their minds and in their hearts.

    This is such a hard time, so whatever you’re feeling is totally normal, and we want to encourage you to give yourself a ton of kindness and grace. We’re all doing well at times and we’re all doing poorly, and it makes sense to be all over the place. It’s simply a reflection of the world at the moment. So it’s time to practice those self-compassion skills and build that muscle. When you judge yourself less, you open up more space for connection, and that’s what we all need now, more than ever.


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    35. How To Nurture Yourself And Create Positive Coping Mechanisms

    35. How To Nurture Yourself And Create Positive Coping Mechanisms

    Do you find yourself turning to coping mechanisms to get through this difficult time? Do these coping mechanisms feel nurturing and healthy or are you starting to wonder whether they’re having a negative impact? In this week’s episode of You Are Infinitely Loved, Lindsay, Koes and Sam share the different coping mechanisms they’ve been turning to during this pandemic.

    We talk about developing self-awareness and noticing when a coping mechanism and something that feels nurturing starts to become problematic or self-destructive. What is that tipping point and how can you tune into it? We discuss the idea of finding a balance between caring for your present self whilst looking after your future self.

    We also talk about why so many people are looking to things from their childhood right now to help them feel comforted and nurtured.

    Being able to nurture yourself is one of the most self-loving things you can learn to do, so we encourage you to think about all of the things that you could possibly do to nurture your body, mind and soul.

    Thanks for being here.


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    • 28 min
    34. Giving Yourself More Grace And Lowering The Bar During A Crisis

    34. Giving Yourself More Grace And Lowering The Bar During A Crisis

    This week we’re talking about the importance of resetting expectations, lowering the bar and being more gentle with yourself during these difficult times.

    Lindsay, Koes and Sam share their personal experiences over the past couple of weeks and how they’ve each been affected by the crisis and the different ways they’re coping. We talk about why this can be an exhausting time because there’s a ton of energy that you’re using to process trauma, uncertainty and a big emotional load.

    We want to encourage you to consider what your bare minimums are during this time. What are the small things that you really want to focus on? If you had to pick 3 things that you want to get done each day, what would they be?

    How can you be more self-loving during this time? How can you remove the feelings of guilt and shame and take away any expectations you may have of what you need to achieve during this time?

    And finally we talk about being able to accept paradoxes and hold space for multiple truths to coexist at this time. Things can be really hard AND there can be wonderful opportunities. You can feel grateful AND completely sad at the same time. You might love spending more time with your kids AND find it incredibly difficult to not have any down time. All of it is valid. And whatever response you’re having during this time, know that it is okay and you are perfectly enough.

    Thanks for listening.


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    • 28 min
    33. Taking care of yourself and others during the Coronavirus

    33. Taking care of yourself and others during the Coronavirus

    In this week’s episode of You Are Infinitely Loved, we’re talking about practical tools you can use to help you during these chaotic and uncertain times. We talk about the different responses people are having to the virus, and why it’s important not to judge yourself or anyone else’s response during this time.

    We look at the best ways you can take care of yourself when anxiety and stress are running high. Whether it’s your physical health, your mental health or your social health, we give you suggestions for practices you can experiment with in each of these areas.

    We talk about the importance of monitoring the media you’re consuming during this time and the very real effect that the news and the oversaturation of negative media can have on your physical and mental health. On the flip side, we also talk about how you can actively seek out positive sources of information in the online space and we share some of our favourite people to follow on social media.

    And to finish this week’s episode, Sam leads us through a 7min Loving Kindness meditation, to ground us all in an energy of love and compassion for our world. As always, thanks for listening.


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    • 51 min
    32. The difference between narcissism and self-love

    32. The difference between narcissism and self-love

    This week’s episode of You Are Infinitely Loved is an important one because we’re discussing the key differences between narcissism and self-love. What’s interesting is that these two things are so completely different and yet many people fear that if they become “too self-loving” or they spend too much time focused on themselves, they will become narcissistic. We can guarantee you that this won’t happen, and we hope that by the time you’ve listened to this episode, you’ll be convinced about just how different they are.

    These days, the words narcissism and narcissist get thrown around quite a lot, and there’s a lot of us who may be unfairly labeling people as narcissists, so we wanted to get into the details and really explore the definition of narcissism. Lindsay cracks open the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and we go through the official definition of narcissistic personality disorder line by line.

    If you’re struggling with narcissistic personality disorder, or you know someone who is and it’s having a negative impact on your life, then we encourage you to reach out to a therapist and get the help and healing that you need.


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    31. How Therapy And Coaching Can Help On Your Self-Love Journey - Part 2, Coaching

    31. How Therapy And Coaching Can Help On Your Self-Love Journey - Part 2, Coaching

    We’re back this week with Part 2 of our series on how therapy and coaching can help you on your self-love journey. In this week’s episode we’re exploring coaching in more detail and discussing when a person would benefit from seeing a coach and what they might expect from the experience.

    Lindsay and Koes interview Sam about her personal experience with coaching, and why it was such an impactful moment in her life. Sam talks about the benefits of having a structured time frame, getting clear on what you want to achieve within that time, and having someone encourage you and hold you accountable to taking decisive action to achieve that goal.

    We also talk about all the different types of coaching - health coaching, business coaching, life coaching, career coaching, spiritual coaching, creativity coaching - the list is really endless - and the differences between them. We give you ideas about how you can find the right coach for you and we talk about why accreditation is important. We also go through what life coaching is NOT, which is super important to know, because there’s a lot of misunderstanding about this particular type of service.

    We really hope you enjoy this episode and that you consider working with a coach or therapist on your self-love journey. It’s really helped us along the way.


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Customer Reviews

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20 Ratings

20 Ratings

stewmanchu ,

I am infinitely loving this podcast

Talented guests, insightful discussions...thanks Sam, Lindsay & Koes!!

matrixinmn ,

Powerful!

I absolutely LOVE this podcast! As someone who believes that everything is tied to self love I think that this podcast provides such a powerful look at what self love means and how different people address it. Listening to dialoge has really generated some deep self-reflection as far as what in my past caused me to feel the way I do about myself and how I would benefit from more self love. The hosts have great chemistry it's like you're sitting at someone's table having a conversation with them. I'd highly recommend this podcast for anyone who wants to give themselves the gift of truly loving themselves.

shinyhappycarrie ,

so much goodness in this podcast!

There’s something so powerful about hearing real people talk about self-care and self-love in a real life kind of way! It’s refreshing hearing ways others have implemented these practices and the positive changes from doing so. Sam, Lindsay and Koes (the hosts) are relatable, interesting and honest - the podcast is definitely worth listening to, and full of excellent ways to reframe, take care of yourself and realize that you are infinitely loved! 🌈

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