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April 30, 2020  

Ep 28: Detaching on Purpose

In this podcast Cheri ask the question, “How do you live ON Purpose when so much of what is happening to you is out of your control?”  That’s a biggie, right?  But she doesn’t’ stop there, she tops that question with an even bigger one.  “How do you not?!”

We only have control of ourselves.  That's it!  We can’t control much of daily politics, pandemics, war, the climate crisis, etc.  We can only control our responses to these things.  We can only control ourselves.   When we forget our mood, our potential, our health, our self-esteem and our happiness is at jeopardy.   

Listen as Cheri talks about healthy detachment and equanimity; two strategies for staying calm when things are unhinged.  She discusses how to intentionally be untethered to things outside of your control and instead staying unruffled in these crazy times. 

April 18, 2020  

Ep 27: Press the Reset Button

What will be your new normal after we make it through this corona virus pandemic?  Will you return to the same life you were living prior to the outbreak?  Will you go right back to what you were doing before?  Or will you use this time, the huge expansive pause that most of us are in, to reevaluate your life and make deliberate choices about what your future will hold?

In some ways, this crisis gives us as individuals, as a country, and as world the opportunity to press the reset button.  In this podcast, I’m inviting you to use this time to evaluate what you like about your life and equally as important, what you want to change as we go forward into our new normal.  I’m inviting you to willingly press the reset button so you can live the life you’ve always intended.

 

April 6, 2020  

Ep 26: Navigating a Crisis

What do we do when we're thrown a curve ball?  How to we stay in control when things blow up in our face? How do we stay in the driver's seat when a crisis grabs the wheel and takes us way off course?

That's definitely what many of us are asking as the coronavirus sweeps around the globe, were are all sheltering in place and we're not sure when or if things will ever get back to normal.

So, what DO we do?  That's the topic of this podcast, not the Covid-19 specifically, but rather about how to navigate a crisis.

I share with you what I believe to be the key for staying in control when things are out of your control.  

 

February 27, 2020  

Ep 25: Do You Crave Clarity?

We all get confused from time to time and it can be MADDENING!  We want answers and we want ‘em now! But what do we do when the answers aren’t coming?  What do we do when we don’t know what to do???

In this podcast, I share with you my own struggles with confusion and lack of clarity. I share what I’ve learned as a doer who can’t “act” my way to new answers.  I talk about how to stop making lists and instead simply listen. How to stop forcing actions and instead try waiting.  How to stop forcing things to happen but rather allow them to unfold. 

 

February 20, 2020  

Ep 24: Power Hours

Do you ever put things off because they seem too hard, to scary, too mundane or not very sexy?  I do!  But I also know that living the life I want REQUIRES that sometimes I do those hard-to-do things!

In this podcast I share with you a secret for tackling those pull-your-hair-out tasks so you can move on with the rest of your delicious life.  I call these Power Hours.

Listen and learn how to lean into the power of your community and support one another to Get Sh*t Done!

February 11, 2020  

Ep 23: We All Make Mistakes

We all make mistakes, am I right?  But are you someone who won’t let your flub-ups go?  Do you continue to flog yourself and beat yourself up for your mistakes? 

In this podcast, I confess to some bone-headed moves I’ve made lately which reminded me of the need for and power of self-compassion.  

I share with you some of the wisdom of self-compassion expert Dr. Kristen Neff and the power of clearing the mental clutter caused by holding onto mistakes you’ve made. Holding on to things that you've done in the past with criticism is definitely clutter, and this podcast will help you Let. It. Go!

February 4, 2020  

Ep 22: Pray and Move Your Feet

We want what we want.  I don't know about you, but I get frustrated when the things I want don't come to me in a timely manner.  Are you like me, and have times where you do "everything" you think you're supposed to do, but what you want alludes you?  Or are you also like me and sometimes just wish things would show up with little to no effort on your part?

In this podcast, I talk about the frustration we can feel when our desires and/or our efforts don't produce the results we want in the time we think it should.  I talk about how to keep from giving up when your desired outcome is elusive.  More importantly, I talk about finding that sweet spot . . . the one where you enthusiastically show up to the task at hand while simultaneously understanding that the timing may not be in your control.  Like the Amish saying goes, this podcast is about how to Pray and Move Your Feet.   

January 28, 2020  

Ep 21: Recipe for Living Your Ideal Life, Pt 2

Wouldn't it be nice if there were a simple recipe that insured you got everything you wanted?  Unfortunately, there isn't. However, I think I've figured out seven ingredients, that when practiced and fully stepped into, bring you closer to your ideal life than you ever imagined. 

I've observed and learned through my own trial and error, that there are seven necessary actions and mindsets we have to take to live the life that is truly fulfilling.  To live a life that is More Happy and Less Crappy.

In this follow-up to Episode 20 of "A Well-Designed Life", I give you the final three ingredients in my recipe for living your ideal life; #5: Being willing to let go of the things in your life that are not working, #6: deliberating creating tension to create the sweet spot and finally, #7: embracing the mysteries of life. 

 

January 19, 2020  

Ep 20: Recipe for Living Your Ideal Life (Pt 1)

Wouldn't it be nice if there were a simple recipe that insured you got everything you wanted?  Unfortunately, there isn't. However, I think I've figured out seven ingredients, that when practiced and fully stepped into, bring you closer to your ideal life than you ever imagined. 

I've observed and learned through my own trial and error, that there are seven necessary actions and mindsets we have to take to live the life that is truly fulfilling.  To live a life that is More Happy and Less Crappy.

In this episode of A Well-Designed Life I introduce you to the first four of the seven: To take 100% responsibility, to know what you want, to know why you want it and to declare without apology that you deserve it.  

 

January 13, 2020  

Ep 19: Living a Whole Cookie Life

Do you squish together a lot of crumbs and pretend it's a whole cookie?  Do you continue to accept less than you want AND then lie about it . . . pretending that what you have is JUST FINE . . . never really getting what you want?

In this podcast, Cheri talks about this phenomenon of accepting a life that doesn't make the mark.  She talks about how she finally realized this pattern in her own life when she could see all of the many time and situations where she was wiling to settle for far less than she wanted.  Worse yet, she would lie to herself.  She was squishing together those crumbs and hoping so much to make them into a cookie.    But when she finally uncovered and accepted this harmful pattern, her life turned around.

Listen and see if Cheri can help you ferret out situations where you are accepting far less than you want and deserve.  Listen and realize you can have the whole cookie!