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November 3, 2021 38 min

After what we’ve all been through collectively these past few years, today we wanted to have a discussion about hope, and the immense power that it can bring to our lives. In this episode, you’ll not only hear what hope means to each of us, but we share some practical ways in which you can start living a life filled with more hope at this very moment.

We’re also pleased to share that listeners can now leave us a voicemail! Please drop us a line to say hello, or if you have a question or topic that you’d like us to discuss in a future episode, let us know. All you have to do is go to https://www.respectcircles.com/voicemail/ to leave your message. We look forward to hearing from you!

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • A picture that caught AJ’s attention, and why it represents how he personally feels about hope [2:34]
  • How “hope” is defined and the ways it relates to trust [5:06]
  • Why having hope is so important for our society right now [6:50]
  • How being hopeful can help move you in a positive direction, even if life feels out of your control [9:26]
  • Tips for holding onto hope in the most challenging of times [12:58]
  • How maintaining contact with others can support them, and help you at the same time [18:36]
  • Some challenges that AJ has faced in maintaining a hopeful outlook [23:43]
  • What you can do to assess whether you are strengthening your “muscle of hope” [33:16]
  • Links & Resources:

    Hope Painting by George Frederic Watts: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hope_(painting)

    Brené Brown episodes on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/super-soul/id1264843400?i=1000539136286

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/super-soul/id1264843400?i=1000539136249 

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