A Mental Fitness Journey Through Music with Cecily - Part 2

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“It’s not the external gaze that’s defining for you what fulfillment feels like in your life at this moment, it’s all you.” In part two of our conversation with Cecily – a vocalist, writer and healer – she continues to discuss how being a musician challenges and shapes her mental fitness journey. She also dives into reframing our mindset when it comes to social media, how she has built an online community around meditation, the evolution of the meaning behind success and gifting yourself with radical acceptance.

 

Show notes

:00 Cecily explains how being a musician challenges and shapes her mental fitness journey

3:18 The theory of impermanence provides a healthier framework for connecting with social media

5:59 Cecily outlines how a new journey into guided meditations has developed successfully online

8:00 Jenn speaks on being yourself and focusing on posting what you actually want

9:35 A hustle mindset can sometimes rob you of balance

14:25 Your definition of success should evolve with your age and mindset

16:15 Aligning with your own personal sense of spirituality and wellness contributes to a balanced, honest life

22:48 Cecily discusses how affirmations help her to flex her mental fitness

23:18 Reframing your mind can get you through tough situations

25:10 Radical acceptance

28:00 Parting words from Cecily

 

Books Mentioned

The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship: A Toltec Wisdom Book – Don Miguel Ruiz  https://www.amazon.com/Mastery-Love-Practical-Relationship-Toltec/dp/1878424424 

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) – Don Miguel Ruiz https://www.amazon.com/Four-Agreements-Practical-Personal-Freedom/dp/1878424319 

How to Love (Mindfulness Essentials) – Thich Nhat Hanh

https://www.amazon.com/Love-Mindfulness-Essentials-Thich-Nhat/dp/1937006883

All About Love: New Visions – Bell Hooks

https://www.amazon.com/All-About-Love-New-Visions/dp/0060959479 

 

Quotes Mentioned

“As a normal human being just going through their life, you can be like ‘yeah I’m gonna delete social media apps for a while’, but as an artist you feel guilty.”

“Take away that option of ‘I’m doing this because it looks interesting’… that’s a new type of freedom”

“It’s important to have a practice of knowing that this [social media] is not permanent, for one, it helps you appreciate the moment. ”

“It’s really helpful as an artist knowing that whether I have a new project to post or not, I’m still an important, valuable human being.”

“Focus on your intentions, not expectations.”

“Growth is a pendulum.”

“You have a following. It doesn’t need to be millions.”

“Focus on your core fan base and figure out what you’re offering.”

“You can’t throw balance out the window, when you feed other parts of yourself then you become a fuller human being.”

“Giving your all is not cute anymore. Balance is cute.”

“Your voice can be used in a lot of different ways, it doesn’t just have to be used for music.”

“As you get older, don’t be afraid to redefine what success means to you.”

“It’s not the external gaze that’s defining for you what fulfillment feels like in your life at this moment, it’s all you.”

“Everything has to feel in alignment now, or I just almost can’t do it… I just have to be purposeful in anything.”

“Bigger paychecks, less work.”

“You don’t need to do this much.”

“It’s so important to know how to say no.”

“It’s all about value alignment.”

“I am mighty and unrestricted.”

“It’s interesting how you can reframe a situation that’s kind of sucky at that moment in time.”

“Radical acceptance of the moment.”

“Take a moment today to tell yourself that you’re enough.”

“You’re exactly where you’re supposed to be. All will be well.”


A Mental Fitness Journey Through Music with Cecily - Part 1

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“How do I use my voice to enable others to find healing in some way?” Cecily, a musician, writer and healer, joins We Are Everyone for a special two-part discussion on the power of discovering your voice and silencing that inner critic. In this episode, she shares her journey as a vocalist and songwriter including how shifting her focus to music allowed her to explore new ways to bring people together and the themes that she portrays through her work.

 

Guest Social Media Links

Website – http://cecilymusic.com/ 

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/cecilyalexa/ 

Twitter – https://twitter.com/CecilyAlexa 

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/CecilyMusic 

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/CecilyMusic 

 

Show notes

2:33 Cecily tells us about herself and her mission

5:45 Words on patience

7:00 Cecily gives us her definition of mental fitness

10:00 Cecily shares her art inspirations and her journey from political science to healing music

13:16 How Cecily’s conceptualization of love and her latest album were framed by studying three of the most popular books ever created on love

17:30 Cecily tells us how learning the themes of healthy love carried over into her music and her overall life purpose

19:20 Jenn reminds us of love and all its forms, and how that plays into mental wellness

21:59 Cecily tells us how the the dynamics of being an artist online and in the world affect and contribute to a self love journey

 

Music Mentioned

Songs of Love and Freedom – http://cecilymusic.com/music/songs-of-love-and-freedom/

Awakening PT. 1 – http://cecilymusic.com/music/awakening-pt-1/ 

Books Mentioned

The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship: A Toltec Wisdom Book – Don Miguel Ruiz  https://www.amazon.com/Mastery-Love-Practical-Relationship-Toltec/dp/1878424424 

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) – Don Miguel Ruiz https://www.amazon.com/Four-Agreements-Practical-Personal-Freedom/dp/1878424319 

How to Love (Mindfulness Essentials) – Thich Nhat Hanh

https://www.amazon.com/Love-Mindfulness-Essentials-Thich-Nhat/dp/1937006883

All About Love: New Visions – Bell Hooks

https://www.amazon.com/All-About-Love-New-Visions/dp/0060959479 

Quotes Mentioned

“How do I use my voice to enable others to find healing in some sort of way?”

“Really looking at the reasons why you’re on this earth, and being able to find your voice [that early] is really beautiful.”

“Mental fitness is a continuum.”

“Mental fitness is retraining yourself out of your continuous mental critic”.

“How can I replace this negative self critic with someone who is more compassionate, more kind, more patient, more reassuring..”

“I always wanted to be the kind of person to bring people together and to build people up.”

“You have to choose love in every moment”.

“You learn that any type of vitriol has to be an automatic response. No, that’s something completely within my control”.

“All human beings learn a lot about what love is supposed to be through the media. As a black woman who makes soul music, it’s my job to carry all these themes that are changing my life, through music.”

“Media is BS a lot of the time, but music is coming from the soul.”


Understanding What’s Happening on the Other Side of the Keyboard

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“During the pandemic, you kind of had to face your mind.” COVID-19 was certainly a strain on all of us in one way or another and forced us to reckon with the importance of mental health. This re-evaluation was particularly prevalent in the transitioning workplace. Rayne Steinberg, Co-Founder and CEO of digital asset investment firm Arca, joins Jenn to talk about his own mental fitness journey as well as his team’s approach to fostering a company culture that emphasizes clear communication, ownership and an open awareness of the evolving ways to support employee wellness.

 

Show notes

:49 Rayne shares a little bit of background about himself and his business and family

1:50 Rayne’s definition of “mental fitness” in relation to ARCA

3:44 Rayne discusses that being part of a well-known family sometimes affected his mental wellness

7:26 Rayne explains how he implements mental fitness as a leader, how mass media and popular sentiment skew the realities of leadership, and how a public family controversy helped him to deal with internal struggles

12:57 Rayne discusses that his team has strategized and evolved with the society and the shift to promoting mental health in the workplace

15:07 Rayne outlines his company’s culture, where people feel like owners

17:55 Jenn and Rayne stress the importance of and value of clear communication at the workplace

20:24 At Arca, Slack and email are limited to informal messages, fostering clearer conversations

22:57 Rayne gives his view of the future of mental fitness/mental wellness in the workplace and details the successful company culture at ARCA

26:23 Rayne shares how taking distance from work to let the mind regenerate benefits his company

31:20 Rayne shares encouraging words for the masses, “its okay”

 

Books Mentioned:

Marc Randolph – That Will Never Work: The Birth of Netflix and the Amazing Life of an Idea https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07QLL7N7D/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0

The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005BSQWVM/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i1

 

Quotes Mentioned:

“Mental wellness is really a very pliable, healthy mind, that helps you deal with a very changeable world.  A well balanced healthy mind is able to cope with adversity.”

“Flexibility and optionality are super important in this world and you can’t do that without a healthy mind”.

“During the pandemic, you kind of had to face your mind”.

“Everyone is having their own human experience”

“..In an increasingly optic-driven society, where we have a lot of exposure to success stories. We only get to hear the books of those who made it, so there’s a real survivorship bias on these things. People don’t realize how much good fortune and luck goes into these things. ”

“With the way I was raised in this very public way, one of the most helpful things is that we had a disintegration of that, very publicly as well, and that was no longer a pressure that was on you… I was forced to face what was going on internally and have people see very bad things going on, and it wasn’t fatal.”

“Be comfortable with things that weren’t as great, but not letting them be paralyzing.”

“Skills and aptitude’s are different, not necessarily better than the other”

“It hard to understand how much human interaction goes on in the workplace…. It’s hard to quantify, but you feel it in its absence.”

“The less context you have in interactions, the more you’re able to fill in on your own”

“You have to understand what’s going on, on the other side of that keyboard”

“Communication is a two way street. Whatever you say doesn’t matter, you’re looking to communicate something on the receiving end.”

“This virtual world has made the labor pool fluid and almost infinite…. But there’s also an incredibly broad pool for the applicant…”

“Find something that works for you, that you see the good results in, and be honest with it.”


Stripping Down the Façade & Leading with Honesty


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“Up at the top levels, they have to set the example to make the changes, because if it's in disarray up there, it's going to trickle all the way down to the bottom.“ Matt Davis, the president of Driftwood Leadership LLC, and Eric Hipple, an outreach specialist, author, speaker and NFL alumni, join to discuss how focusing on mental fitness impacts leadership strategies, handling life’s transitions, the benefit of asking someone what is going on three times and the struggle around perception of resilience. They also share how they began working together and the priceless lessons they have exchanged.

Show notes

0:00 Intro

1:14 Matt shares a little bit of background about himself and what he does and why he decided to do what he does

2:41 Eric also shares a little bit of background about himself, what he does and why he loves doing what he does

5:12 Matt and Eric talk about how they transitioned from working in major institutions to consulting and entrepreneurial work they are doing now and how it’s impacting their work

10:31 Eric talks about the term mental fitness and what comes to his mind when he hears that term and the importance of always talking about mental fitness

13:41 Matt also talks about mental fitness and being aware of the importance of mental strength

16:22 Matt and Eric talk about things that you can do when things happen in your life that are negative to help you identify your identity and get back to being mentally fit

22:39 Matt talks about how mental fitness plays into his work in leadership and advocacy

24:57 Eric also talks about how mental fitness plays into his work with the Center for Neurological Studies Foundation and the Mental Health of Western Michigan Foundation

28:48 Matt talks about the importance of always expressing your emotions and the impact it can make on you and the society

31:52 Eric talks about his book called Real Men Do Cry, what it’s all about and what happened in his life that inspired him to write the book

33:51 Matt talks about the lessons that he learned from reading Eric’s book and also talks about the importance of being aware that it is okay to be vulnerable

38:15 Matt and Eric share their advice to people who are hesitant of getting their own therapist to help them with their mental wellness and other things that you can do

45:32 Eric shares his last word about the importance of being a beacon of hope to others which helps them to also be in a state of well-being

47:15 Matt also shares his last words about why people need to show their emotions because all people go through mental stress sometimes

Books Mentioned:

Real Men Do Cry: https://www.amazon.com/Real-Men-Cry-Eric-Hipple/dp/0981621929/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389838777&sr=8-1&keywords=real+men+do+cry 

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NFL: http://www.nfl.com/

Detroit Lions: https://www.detroitlions.com/ 

After the Impact Fund: http://www.aftertheimpact.org/ 

Saratoga Warhorse: https://www.saratogawarhorse.org/

Quotes Mentioned:

“You cannot be at the top of your game in the business world if you’re not mentally fit.”

“You have to have both physical fitness and mental fitness, without one, you can’t have the other and vice versa.”

“Transition is what happens to you because of things that happen.”

“Anything that stops you from being your best self is an impediment to realizing your goals and your dreams.”

“Stress is part of everyday life.”

“When you get knocked down, you just get back up again.”

“You don’t need to be a jerk to be a good leader and you can be vulnerable and you can show emotions.”

“Life is full of firsts.”

“Don’t be afraid to be first.”

“If you are in a whole dark place right now, please know there’s a way to work your way out of it.”

“Be hopeful, not fearful, be hopeful and realize that tomorrow’s another day that you wake up and take a breath.”

“Focus on the here and now and what can you do right now to make your life better as days come and go.”

Guests Social Media Links:

Matt Davis

Website: https://mattdavisleadership.com/ 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-davis-56b015154/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mattdavisleadership/ 

Eric Hipple

Website: https://www.erichipple.com/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ehipple17/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eric.hipple

 


Expanding the Definition of Compassion with Her Journey Told Host, Sandy Lutton


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“We hear, often times, the success story...but do we really get down to what were the obstacles that you faced...and how did you show up on the days that you didn’t want to? That’s where we really learn from one another.” Fellow Pivotal Moments Media member and host of the new podcast Her Journey Told, Sandy Lutton chats with Jenn about launching the new show, the stories she wants to help tell and what she hopes the audience takes away from its multi-generational and global perspectives. She also shares her definition of compassion and how it relates to re-framing the conversations we have with ourselves as well as the freedom in misunderstanding.

 


Garnering Intentional Focus to Create a Growth Mindset

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“These days you have to be an intentional practitioner and a reflective practitioner to help people get from point A to point B.” Dr. Lonzo Sasso, the CEO of LCS Strategies & Alliance, LLC, a strategic collective of services in Education Consulting, Player Development, Community Affairs, and Event Production/ Brand Marketing, joins host Jenn Sherman for a special in-studio interview! He shares how he became inspired to help others achieve their goals, the tools and benchmarks he offers clients to build themselves up for individual success, the significance of resiliency and his effort to continue expanding access to the resources and process that creates a continuum of mental fitness and wellness.

Get ready to learn about the “three A’s” that help to create the “two A’s,” the test of the “three C’s,” the goal of the “three E’s” and the practice of the “two R’s.”

 

Dr. Lonzo Sasso LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lonzo-c-sasso-ed-d-3974265
LCS Strategies & Alliance: http://lcsstrategies.com/


Advancing Education to Meet Societal and Mental Health


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"These are interconnected crises that have come together over a very long period of time. The good news is tools are now available. Tools are now being built at a significant scale that can reach into places that they never have before.” Tom Davidson, the award-winning Founder and CEO of EVERFI, joins Jenn to discuss how his three-term run in the Maine House of Representatives led him to an interest in education tech, EVERFI’s mission to address social topics that go beyond traditional curriculum, having honest conversations about handling today’s mounting pressures and the relationship between financial, physical and mental health.

Show notes

0:00 Intro

1:14 Tom shares a little bit of background about himself and reasons that made him be interested in the education field

3:53 Tom talks about some of the things that the students should learn or be aware of at their age and what they do with the technology to help them get the information

5:13 Tom talks about how education has blown up due to the pandemic and how it has affected their platform

9:39 Tom shares his thoughts on what it means when he hears the term mental fitness and the importance of mental strength

13:03 Tom talks about some of the taboo topics that have been there in the past and what leaders need to do to help others overcome them

14:57 Tom also talks about how mental fitness impacts the decision making when it comes to addressing issues in education

18:29 Tom talks about where the teachers should put their boundaries when it comes to students and the parents

19:51 Tom talks about some of the issues that they are trying to deal with so as to continue with the hybrid learning style to make education more accessible even in rural areas

22:32 Tom talks about how he applies the practice of mental fitness within his team and the company culture

25:52 Tom talks about how he sees education evolving in the future and the role that mental fitness and wellness will be playing in this field

30:05 Tom also shares some of the things that he does to flex his mental fitness muscle that might be also helpful to others

34:37 Tom talks about some of the things that he also did so as to be able to get off the devices like his phone

Shows Mentioned:

Maine House of Representatives: http://legislature.maine.gov/house/house/ 

Zoom: https://zoom.us/ 

Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/ 

K12 School Category: https://www.k12.com/

Flatbush Misdemeanors: https://www.sho.com/flatbush-misdemeanors 

Quotes Mentioned:

“We all learn by mistake.”

“Everything is technology these days.”

“As much as the pandemic has been an accelerant for education technology, it’s been a tragedy for millions of kids in the United States.”

“If you want people showing up every day feeling like they can be themselves, understand that they also need to voice their needs freely.”

“You’ll never replace a great teacher, never.”

“No education technology right now is perfect.”

“The device is the biggest thing that you can create boundaries with.”

Guests Social Media Links:

Website: https://everfi.com/ 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomdavidsondc/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tommydavidson 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tomdavidsondc/?hl=en 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/everfi/

 


Art Therapy – Tackling Our Challenges Through Expression


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"What I found is that I really loved listening to their stories and learning all about how they used art as a way of processing their pain and expressing themselves and kind of communicating all of that to the world.” Kathryn Mullins, a Resident in Licensed Professional Counseling in Virginia with a Master's in Art Therapy, joined We Are Everyone to discuss how studying artists and their expression led her to a career in art therapy, the beneficial process of recapturing our own creativity, the power behind redefining the word strength and the importance of expanding access to art therapy.

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0:00 Intro

0:58 Kathryn shares a little bit of history about herself and how she ended up becoming an art therapist

2:33 Kathryn talks about some of the things that made her be interested in art therapy and not any other counseling

5:07 Kathryn talks about how working as an art therapist led her to work with patients with eating disorders

7:19 Kathryn also talks about some of the methods for applying art therapy to counseling generally

10:34 Kathryn shares her thoughts when she hears the term mental fitness and what it means in her own terms

13:50 Kathryn shares her thoughts on why people need to redefine the terms mental fitness and mental strength

16:00 Kathryn talks about some of her experiences as a resident and licensed professional counselor and how it has impacted her approach to conversations

19:04 Kathryn talks about how her mental fitness techniques evolved throughout the pandemic

22:35 Kathryn talks about why we should not suppress or forget our emotions but recognize and process them as a reference point and how you can use art to help you do that

23:45 Kathryn talks about how creating art has helped her to be mentally fit and how it has helped her approach and stay in a position where she can help others

26:56 Kathryn shares ways in which you can discover yourself and also let loose of the professional side of things a little bit

28:30 Kathryn shares her advice for applying art therapy especially as it comes to mental fitness and how to continue to strengthen our mental fitness and boundaries

30:14 Kathryn also talks about the importance of surrounding yourself with people who are different from you and who will challenge you

31:18 Kathryn talks about the importance of following artists on Instagram and watching films on Netflix about therapy and about art therapy

Books Mentioned:

Vincent Van Gogh and Frida Kahlo: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44502018-vincent-van-gogh-frida-kahlo

Quotes Mentioned:

“Art is a great form of self-expression.”

“Our mental health is just as important as our physical health.”

“Food is in a lot of ways how people connect with others and build communities and art is so similar.”

“Everybody has creative instincts and it’s just something they probably lost along the way.”

“It’s okay to back down.”

“Being strong is also being vulnerable and being honest about how you’re feeling.”

“Surround yourself with people from all walks of life.”

Guests Social Media Links:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-mullins-ma-resident-in-counseling-51049598/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katemulllins/?hl=en

 


Defining and Maintaining Your Mental Fitness

“Different workouts work for different people; just as different therapy works for different people.” Sara Battista, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Saroya Tinker, NWHL defenseman, recent graduate of Yale, mentor and podcast host, share the importance of discovering the mental fitness approach that works best for you, tackle toxic positivity and social media impacts, discuss the connection between mental health and activism and advise on the importance of compassion and listening.

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0:00 Intro

1:29 Saroya shares a little bit of history about herself, where she’s from, what she does, and also her podcast

2:37 Sara also shares a little bit of background about herself and also what she does as a career

4:42 Saroya talks about the term mental fitness and what comes to her mind when she first hears the term

5:40 Sara also talks about mental fitness, what the term means to her and what comes to her mind when she hears the word

7:26 Sara talks about what to do and what not to do for you to be mentally fit

8:15 Saroya talks about the importance of finding out what works out for you in terms of workouts and therapies so that you remain physically fit

9:16 Saroya shares memories that she has and experiences that she has had that challenge the qualities of resilience

10:24 Sara shares some of the things that the young generations are doing that are challenging the qualities of resilience

12:45 Sara talks about the importance of listening to others and being humbled by their experiences as a way to improve your mental fitness

13:34 Saroya also talks about the importance of listening to others and understand that your experience is not the same as theirs

15:39 Saroya talks about the impact of social media on mental wellness and why people should not post things for the satisfaction of others

17:02 Sara also talks about the impact of social media on mental fitness and why people should be mindful of what they do with their social media platforms

18:26 Saroya talks about the importance of looking deeper into why we’re following what we’re following on social media and how we want it to affect us

19:14 Sara also talks about how social media can cause depression and eating disorders and why you need to be mindful of how much you take in from it

21:51 Saroya talks about how her perspective and approach to mental health has evolved over the years

24:09 Sara also talks about how her perspective and approach to mental health has evolved over the years

27:48 Saroya talks about how the younger generation approaches mental health and what should be done

28:37 Sara also talks about how the younger generation approaches mental health and what she feels should be done

32:43 Sara talks about the importance of being open and having conversations about what you are feeling about mental health

34:20 Saroya and Sara talk about the importance of going for therapy and how that can improve your mental health and that of others

37:43 Sara and Saroya talk about why people should not compare themselves with others and understand that people are different and experience things differently

42:10 Saroya talks about some of the things that she does that she feels fuel her mental fitness muscle

43:01 Sara also shares some of the things that she does that she also feels fuel her mental fitness muscle

46:02 Saroya and Sara share their closing statements and advice that they feel listeners should know Books Mentioned: The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

 

Shows Mentioned:

https://www.nwhl.zone/

https://www.shutupandplaypodcast.com/

 

Quotes Mentioned:

“Different workouts work for different people, just as different therapy works for different people.”

“You get resilience and grit from compassion.”

“Just because you had an experience doesn’t mean that the other person had that same experience.” “Never judge a book by its cover.”

“Uncomfortable emotions are part of the human experience.”

“Everyone has to experience some kind of anxiety, but they don’t know how to name it.”

“Don’t make assumptions and don’t take anything personally.”

“Seek out mental health care, give it a try even if you think you don’t need it or there’s no point.”

 

Guests Social Media Links:

Sara Battista Website: https://www.sarabattistatherapy.com/

Email: SaraBattistaTherapy@gmail.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sara-battista-lcpc-lpc-43237151/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarabattistatherapy/?hl=en

 

Saroya Tinker

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/saroya-tinker-jc71/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saroya.tinker

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saroyatinker71/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/saroyatinker71


Learning to Discover, Process and Communicate Our Best Way Forward


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“First, the self has to be excavated and confronted before you can possibly confront the rest of the world.” Juliana Wexler, founder of Parama, and Jared Schuster, holistic life coach and founder of Sparks of Consciousness, join host Jenn Sherman in discussing the importance of examining our values and wielding our authentic emotions to create spaces in life and work that best serve us.

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0:00 Intro

2:18 Juliana shares a little background about herself, her company and some of the things she went through that made her start her company

4:30 Jared also shares a little background about himself, his company and some of the things that he went through that made him start his company

12:59 Juliana talks about her approaches in helping people strengthen their mental fitness in details

14:55 Jared also talks about his approaches in helping people strengthen their mental fitness in details

19:59 Juliana talks about the issues that people seek her expertise to resolve and if they are personal or due to people’s pressure

22:22 Jared also talks about some of the issues that he is seeing with his clients that seek his expertise and if they are personal or due to people’s pressure

26:28 Juliana talks about how the pandemic has affected the relationship to mindfulness and career

30:17 Jared also talks about how the pandemic has affected the relationship to mindfulness and career and shares some examples

39:11 Juliana talks about some of the things that she does to fuel her mental fitness muscle so as to keep on doing what she does best

43:25 Jared also talks about some of the things that he does to help him fuel his mental fitness muscle to keep on doing what he does best

50:55 Juliana also shares her thoughts on emotions especially the negative emotions and her advice on that issue

Book(s) Mentioned: The 4-Hour Workweek Book by Tim Ferriss

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Shamanism is an ancient method of healing found in many cultures that focuses upon the relief of spiritual pain and suffering through interventions in non-ordinary reality. Non-ordinary reality (see Castaneda, who originally coined the term) can be described as the dimension of the Cosmos that exists outside of and parallel to the linear time-space arena of ordinary awareness.

Black Lives Matter is a decentralized political and social movement protesting against incidents of police brutality and all racially motivated violence against black people.

Quotes Mentioned:

“A lot of us are working unfulfilling jobs, not aligned with a higher purpose just to pay bills.”

“Reflective journaling is one of the most powerful things that we can do, it gets ideas out of the mind and onto paper.”

“Everything that we already know or need to know is already within.”

“In Western society, we are reactive and we don’t treat until it’s a problem.”

“We spend one-third of our entire life at our job, one-third of our life sleeping and the other third eating, showering, watching Netflix, doing all this.”

“Everything that happens at work is reflective of what’s going on in the outside world and vice versa.”

“Covid has just brought up all the darkness and shadows that we were hiding from.”

“Have some gratitude that something shook you and gave you an opportunity to put you on your path.”

“Make lemonade out of lemons that you are given.”

“Start reframing what you’re speaking, because when you speak, you bring it into existence.”

“Gratitude is the highest form of consciousness.”

“Observe the noise from within without reacting right away.”

“Time is the only resource that we cannot get more.”

“Money is just one aspect of true wealth.”

“The problems are from the infrastructure and from the system and not the individual.”

“Nature is so healing and it’s something that we have become so disconnected from.”

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