Somebody looks at us funny, ignores our ‘hello’, or doesn’t text or call us back and we instantly assume the worst. We start making up a story full of lies about what happened because we're hurt, without taking the time to get to the source of truth. All these assumptions can lead to gossip, rumors, and ultimately broken relationships. In this week’s podcast, Bethany talks about how to stop making an ass-u-me (ass out of you and me).
Sarcasm can be absolutely hilarious, but it can also be hurtful. Learning how to handle people who use it as a cover for their own pain can be challenging. In this week’s podcast, Bethany shares the art of having crucial conversations and coming from a place of compassion to take your relationships to the next level.
When we set out with good intentions to reach our goals, we never prepare ourselves for those moments we just want to quit and throw in the towel! But, if we can press in to the discomfort, the inconvenience, the hard work, the challenge, and lean into our support system, we can accomplish anything we set out to do. In this week’s podcast, Bethany shares the joy of accomplishing her goal in podcasting and the challenge to not quit!
We all want to feel valued and significant, but what about when it challenges our core beliefs, character or boundaries? Being rooted and grounded in your self-worth can help you stand strong when popular opinion wants to sway you and offer fleeting significance. In this week’s podcast Bethany shares the importance of staying aligned with your trueness and having the courage to stand alone.
It can be a challenge to be the same exceptional people that we model at work, on the job, as we are at home. As soon as we walk through the door at home, why is it a challenge to actively listen, to be present, to be gracious; when we can do it so well with our boss and co-workers? In this week's podcast, Bethany shares her struggles with being the same exceptional person behind closed doors; its time to be exceptional in those same skills and qualities at home!
There isn't a quick reference guide or map to navigate the uncharted territory of parenting teens. Sometimes it requires tough love. And, in the midst of holding the line, you question whether or not you are screwing it up and scarring them for life! In this week's podcast, Bethany shares some of her 'now' experiences as she navigates teen life with her daughters.
Have you ever played the game Hotter-Colder? The game is about looking for a hidden item. As you move closer to it everyone in the room yells, 'Hot, hot, hotter!', or if you move further away everyone yells, 'Cold, cold, colder!'. Finding our passion can be just as simple. Life is a series of moments that moves us towards or further away from what ignites us and makes us 'zing'. Finding our 'zing' in these moments help us discover the path of our passion. In this week's podcast Bethany talks about the simplicity of finding what makes you zing.
We all at one time or another are guilty of judging others for their actions, beliefs, choices, and disagreements. When we fall prey to judgement we shut the door on true connection because we can become blinded by our own perceptions of truth. Listen as Bethany shares how it is possible to love even when you disagree; show compassion in the midst of differences; and bridge the great divide when you seek to understand.
Thought for the day: There are days I just want things to go back to normal! Big change happens for better or worse and we find ourselves scrambling and trying to cling to anything that feels solid, familiar, or normal. Adjusting to change brings emotional ups and downs; highs and lows you may never have... Continue Reading →