The Thriveology Podcast For Thrive Nation

The Thriveology Podcast For Thrive Nation

The Power of Expectations
Dec 02, 2019 38:16

The Power of Expectations

What do you expect from life? Sometimes, our expectations can get us into trouble. Maybe you expect things to go badly. Or maybe you expect something beyond your control. Either way, your expectations trip you up. Yet every action you take is based on expectation. Sure, you want to "live in the present moment." But present moments are often moving toward something. For example, as I sit here, I write this with an expectation that you will read it. If I expected it would not be read, I would do something else. Or lets say I go to the fridge to open it. I didn't blindly do that. I was expecting to find something to eat (which may or may not work out... but I have an expectation). Some people advise us to give up expectations. No expectation, no disappointment, they say. But today, my guest disagrees. He says expectations have power. We need to tap into our expectations in order to create the life we want. Art Costello is creator of Expectation Therapy. He says your life changes when you change your expectation. It is the seed from which we both perceive the world and grow into our better lives. Listen in to master the power of your expectations. RELATED RESOURCES Art Costello's Website, Expectation Therapy Kill That Sacred Cow! The Power of A Challenge Big WHY versus Little Why's
Why Thankful?
Nov 25, 2019 18:40

Why Thankful?

In the States, this Thursday is Thanksgiving Day. What's the point, right? Let's just jump on into Christmas season! The stores are already bustling and everything seems to be bursting with green and red. I have nothing against Christmas. But I do think there is an important pause, a moment. A time to be thankful. Not to just say a quick word of thanks, then dive into a gut-busting meal. But to be thankful. To practice gratitude. Why? Because our brain's default is on scarcity, not abundance -- what we DON'T have, not what we HAVE. Where we AREN'T, not where we ARE. It's a matter of mindshift. A choice to shift to abundance, gratitude, and thankfulness. Not just allowing our default setting to take over, looking at the scarcity and the lack. At what scares us. In this week's Thriveology Podcast, I discuss "Why Thankful?" Why should we even make the shift? I wish you a very thoughtful, thankful day filled with gratitude, wherever you are! RELATED RESOURCES What Thriving People Know About Gratitude and Appreciation Giving Thanks How To Guarantee You DON'T Thrive Living Your Engaged Life Book: Thrive Principles: 15 Strategies for Building a Thriving Life
Choosing Health
Nov 18, 2019 52:09

Choosing Health

Most people want to be in better health. In fact, I have yet to run into anyone telling me, "I just wish I was in worse health." We all want to be in better health! But for many, that is confusing. There is so much conficting information. One day, you eat one thing or drink one thing, and it seems that just a few days later, that is detrimental for your health. Or vice versa! How confusing it can be! It can be hard to feel confident in your choices. And yet, health is always about choices. Sure, we have those pesky genes that we are born with. But did you know that much of our health is not based in the genes we have, but how they are expressed? And did you know that the expression of genes is based in what we are exposed to in our environment? What is around us, and what we put in us, affects how those genes affect us. When I got sick, I kept digging for information (and found lots of mis-information). I felt like I was guessing. But I kept on guessing. I got lucky and found some decent resources. What I would have loved was someone who brought a scientist's mind, and a fellow traveler's heart, to the process. Someone who could point the way with some clarity to me. This week, my guest is Maureen Vincenty. A former scientist with NASA and the EPA, Marueen used her inquisitive mind to find the resources. And she used her experimenting mind on herself as the guinea pig. Suffering from auto-immune illness and issues, Maureen was determined to figure out her path to health and healing. Long into having found her own healing, Maureen has worked to help many others find their own health and healing by discovering choices that make a difference. That approach allows Maureen to tackle what amounts to 90% of healthcare these days: lifestyle-based diseases. And that approach can help you find healing, too. In our interview, Maureen offers her 5 Pillars of Health, telling you exactly how to activate each pillar. It turns out that much of my stumbling and guessing lines up with exactly what Maureen suggests. I just wish I had the information at hand when I needed it. You do. Listen below. RELATED RESOURCES Maureen Vincenty's Website for Resources The Thriving Body Series Your Thriving Breathing
Free From Pain
Nov 11, 2019 47:45

Free From Pain

If you are alive, you will feel pain. For some, it is just a little here and a little there. For others, pain is chronic and constant. Maybe just a little or maybe a lot. Since I tend to be on the active side, I tend to have lots of bumps and bruises. And at one point in my life, when I was suffering from an illness, I had significant pain. Which means I am on the lookout for how to find pain relief that does not include a pill to take. After years of dealing with chronic pain, my guest was searching for a way to heal her own pain. And in the process, she has developed an approach that has helped many others to find pain relief without medication or medical intervention. Oftentimes, when those interventions have already failed! Sharon Smith applies an approach that is simple and straightforward. It integrates physical healing with emotional release, reducing pain and releasing stuck emotions. Often, when we talk about emotional issues and concerns, we use physical images: someone being a "pain in the neck," wanting someone to "get off your back," and many others. Why? Because there is a link between emotional pain and physical pain (and vice versa). In our discussion, Sharon helps me with a little elbow pain that leads to some insight for me. And she also has some resources for you to get started with your own pain. Join us. Listen below. RELATED RESOURCES Sharon's Website, aPainPlan.com Clean Pain vs. Dirty Pain Appreciation and Pain Relief
Break Free From Your Prison
Nov 04, 2019 41:09

Break Free From Your Prison

What prison holds you? We ALL have some prison in our lives. Maybe there aren't any real bars and locked doors. But it still keeps us stuck, trapped and unable to grow. It might be a way of thinking, a relationship, a job. It may be just your own view of yourself and your capacities. But something keeps us stuck. Is it possible to break free? To escape the prisons in our lives? According to my guest on this episode of the Thriveology Podcast, is not only possible... it is crucial! Marian McSpadden discovered that she was trapped in a life... a belief system... that kept her from becoming her truest and best self. So, she planned her escape! And she broke free. In her case, quite literally. Was it easy? No. Was it worthwhile? Marian says, "Absolutely!" And so, Marian is out to help others find their freedom from their own prison. If you are stuck, caught in a belief system, a relationship, a job, or something else, discover your path out, your escape route! Listen in as Marian McSpadden and I discuss the power of breaking free from your prison. RELATED RESOURCES Marian's Website with Helpful Resources Getting Un-Stuck Dealing with Fear Fear and Courage KNAC Protocol
Having Tough Conversations
Oct 28, 2019 41:17

Having Tough Conversations

Tough conversations are, well, tough. You know, those conversations you know you need to have... but avoid having them. Maybe you aren't comfortable with the topic. Or maybe it feels risky to have that conversation. Here is the problem: when we avoid tough conversations, we also avoid real engagement. And we miss the opportunity for deeper connection, more intimacy... and importantly, the opportunity for resolution! My guest on this episode of the Thriveology Podcast is a returning guest. Always about "keeping it real," David Wood returns to discuss how to have those tough conversations. David says he is an evangelist for tough conversations, trying to spread the word on how important those convos are! But more than that, David wants to share a process of how to have those tough conversations on difficult issues. In his 4 step process (plus 1 "pre"-step), David reveals a method of how to have the conversations you've been ducking and avoiding. You just have to follow the steps (and he has a special tool available to help you with it). Stop avoiding the tough conversations. Learn how to have them. Learn to resolve the underlying issues. And watch your life expand. RELATED RESOURCES David's Website for Free Resource Earlier Podcast with David Dealing with Anxiety Showing Up in Live Finding MORE in Life
Generating Happiness
Oct 21, 2019 43:30

Generating Happiness

Have you been to the Self-Help area of a bookstore lately? We are awash with books on happiness. There are lots of articles on happiness. And lots of trainings and courses on happiness. Heck, I have even addressed it many times before. So, why aren't we happy? Why haven't we made a shift, as a culture, to higher levels of happiness? Many times, people keep looking "out there" for what will finally make them happy. Something needs to "happen" to make them "happy." Maybe... just maybe... we are looking in the wrong place. In the wrong direction. We are looking "out there," when the potential has been "in here" the whole time. She calls herself "the Happiness Generator" and in this episode, Amy Huentelman discusses how you can generate happiness... from the inside! By getting out of your head and into your deeper self. Your True Self. And not by waiting for something to shift "out there," but how to make the shift "from within." If you want some help in making that shift, and in learning how to generate happiness, listen in to this episode. RELATED RESOURCES: Free 10 Minute Process from Amy (audio) The Happiness Trap Chasing Happiness Away Chasing Mis-Wants Don't Believe Everything You Think!
Life After Loss
Oct 14, 2019 52:08

Life After Loss

Long ago, way back in one of my college classes on death and dying, the professor told us that our death rituals -- the funeral, visitation, etc. -- were our ways of "reweaving the cloth of our community" after a loss. Grief has a process. It is our internal response to loss, that is about how we move through and beyond that loss. Yet in our culture, we tend to have an impatience with grief and the grieving. With the best of intentions, we sometimes push people to move through their grief. And we push ourselves to move through our grief. We want those grieving to find happiness again. And as we grieve, we want to stop hurting. Which often only serves to disrupt grief, prolonging or curtailing the healing that needs to come after a loss. In our attempts to "speed it along," we slow it down or cut it off. My guest on this episode, Sarah Nannen, knows this first-hand. With 4 young children, Sarah was widowed when her active-duty husband died in a training accident. In the aftermath, Sarah had to follow her own instincts to find space for her grief... and then she found herself once again among the living. Since then, Sarah has been helping others do the same. She wrote a book, Grief Unvealed, and helps others to find empowerment as they process their own grief. Who is this episode for? If you are alive... you! Because every single one of us will be (or have been) confronted by loss. Every single one of us will (or has) pass through grief. Listen below. RELATED RESOURCES Sarah Nannen's Website (and free Peace Meditation) Moving Through Grief Order, Disorder, Reorder Grieve Losses, Celebrate Gains Does Everything Happen for a Reason?
The Power of a Challenge
Oct 07, 2019 26:40

The Power of a Challenge

Are you up for a challenge? In the last episode of my podcast, I discussed how to hold on when life is tough. That's when life is challenging you. But what about when life isn't so challenging... where life is copacetic? Just cruising. It's my observation that we work hard to keep life flat. We work hard to keep things smooth. Cold out? Turn on the heater. Hot out? Turn on the A/C. Keep things even... even-keeled. Flat. We spend LOTS of energy to save the energy of dealing witb challenges, big or small. But does that help (or harm) us? Does it keep us safe or make us fragile? What if taking on small challenges actually gets us better prepared for bigger challenges? What if making choices to expand into life helps us deal with life encroaching upon us? One of my "things" is to find little challenges for myself... new things to try, new activities to do, new tastes or sounds to take in, and new ways to try life. How about you? What challenges are you taking on right now? Listen to this episode of the Thriveology Podcast to discover the power of a challenge. RELATED RESOURCES Learning and Life Ways to Expand Growth Mindset Lessons in Jiu Jitsu Book: Thrive Principles
Holding On (When Life Gets You Down)
Sep 30, 2019 21:28

Holding On (When Life Gets You Down)

Life is tough. Not always. But along the way. And even after you get past one struggle, that doesn't mean there isn't another one up ahead. That's just the nature of life. It doesn't mean you are doing anything wrong or that the world, God, or the Universe is out to teach you a lesson. It's just the nature of life. You may notice 2 crowds. First is the "Grind Culture" that just says to suck it up, keep on grinding, and MAKE it work. They have a point that you have to get through some tough times. But sometimes, it is wise to step back and ask if the fight is worth it. Then there is the "Sign Culture." That group tells you that any struggle is an indication you are on the wrong path, that something is wrong with you, and that life "should" be easy... if you are doing it right. They have a point that sometimes, a struggle is pointing to you moving the wrong way... swimming upstream. But the fact is, life means struggles... at times. So what do you do to hold up when life gets you down? We discuss it... and 5 things to do... on this episode of the Thriveology Podcast. Listen below. RELATED RESOURCES Does Everything Happen for a Reason? Dealing with Emotional Pain Facing Fears Accepting What Is Book: Thrive Principles - 15 Strategies for Building YOUR Thriving Life