Life is a Treasure

Life is a Treasure

Do you ever feel like LIFE is hard and unfair? You find yourself wondering how you got to that place. You're not alone. We all go through difficult and heartbreaking experiences in life. What matters most, is how we respond and recover from the painful and difficult times. You don't need to struggle and suffer silently any longer. You too can heal and transform from the inside out. This podcast will help you with: INSPIRATION to Encourage, INFORMATION to Empower and IMPLEMENTATION Ideas to Equip YOU...So that you can create a LIFE that IS A TREASURE!! Trials, tests, and traumas can be transformed into powerful testimonies through HOPE, HELP, and HEALING. We hope you'll join us each THURSDAY! You can contact me via my website https://lifeisatreasure.com

Episodes

June 23, 2021 17 min

This episode was inspired by Viktor Frankl's quotes: 

"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves."

"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing:  the last of the human FREEDOMS - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way."

"Between stimulus and response, there is a space.  In that space is our power to choose o...

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In honor of Father's Day, I wanted to take this time to share how fathers are impacted at times of pregnancy termination or loss.  Fathers have feelings too.  However, too often they are forgotten about because of how society expects them to toughen up, suck it up, and be a "man".  I know personally how difficult the complex emotions can burden men also. 

The goal of this special episode is to let men know that they are...

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June 10, 2021 23 min

Do you love to thrift?  It is something that I am so passionate about! 

In this episode, I am sharing WHY I love to thrift, WHERE you can find TREASURES, WHEN is the best times to thrift, and WHAT are some great items to HUNT for.   I also share some of my best tips.

I have a YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY0IgdKpzt8TGi2sbXuAn3w
where I share my TREASURES from thrifting and Home Decor Tours using the items!  I'...

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June 3, 2021 22 min

June is a great time to check in with our yearly goals that we created in January!

In this episode, I will be sharing what goals are, how they help us in our life and tips in achieving set goals using the SMART method.  S for Specific, M for Measurable, A for Actionable, R for Realistic, and T for Timely.  

Let's get started by Reflecting and Reviewing our Goals and then Rewriting or Realigning to get us on track to end 2021 wher...

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May 19, 2021 26 min

This episode is a follow-up to a previous episode #58 that is the most popular download so far.  I'll link it here for you to go listen to it before this one for a general idea regarding eating for your blood type:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/eat-right-for-your-blood-type/id1474535076?i=1000499355616

In this episode, I will be diving into eating for Blood Type A.  I am sharing my personal story of what led me to f...

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May 12, 2021 23 min

In life, sometimes the things that cause us the most pain are filled with shame attached to them.  Shame keeps us suffering in silence making us feel alone which can lead to depression.  I lived decades in that situation until I realized that I really wanted to heal which meant dealing with the shame, pain, guilt, and all of the other complex emotions that follow the loss, trauma, or transition of any type.  

Whether you have been t...

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May 5, 2021 17 min

Mother's Day is known as a "celebration" honoring mothers, motherhood, and maternal bonds.  However, not everyone is celebrating this day.  In this episode, I am offering tips and ideas for those who may find this day difficult to handle for various reasons.

I hope that it will lift your spirits, inspire you and help you handle this Mother's Day in whatever season of life you are in.  And for those celebrating it, Ha...

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This episode is in response to a listener's question and comments regarding being in a relationship with an emotionally unavailable person.? She is left feeling frustrated and lonely. ?

I can truly relate to her experience as I was also in relationships with emotionally unavailable people.? The feelings that this brings up can affect all areas of our lives.? I share some of the reasons that people become emotionally unavailable ...

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Have you ever found that you lost yourself from a relationship, divorce, or loss of any type?

Sometimes in life, we neglect our own wants and needs in order to love and serve others.  We place their needs, wants, and feelings in priority over our own.  Most of the time, we do this as an expression of our love.  However, over time we can lose ourselves.  We then realize that we don't even know WHO we are anymore, what our role is...

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April 15, 2021 13 min

In this episode, I am sharing the importance of investing your time, energy, and finances in yourself.  Many times in our lives we don't feel worthy enough to do this.  However, it is crucial to our personal development of mind, body, and soul.  When we invest our time, energy, and money in better ourselves, then we can show up better for those we love and help.  

I hope that this episode will inspire you and help you realize th...

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April 7, 2021 51 min

Life is a Treasure Podcast Episode 072 with Guest, Sherri Somers sharing about Financial Freedom.  Sheri is the Founder and CEO of "Your Revenue is My Business".  Sherri is an Attraction Coach and Financial Expert using the power of Feminine Energy and Money Mindset.  She shares how Faith, Favors, and Finance equals Freedom, Stability, and a Fulfilled LIFE! 

Sherri  Somers was a single mom, divorcee when she left her career...

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March 31, 2021 21 min

In this episode, I am sharing how to find peace in our finances.  I am not a financial advisor or CPA.  I am speaking from my own knowledge and experiences in my life.  I start with basic financial information and share some of my personal strategies and tips to feel financially secure. 

 I include quotes and information from experts such as Dave Ramsey and Suze Orman. 
*The books that I mention are:

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peac...

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Thank you for listening!  In this episode #70, I am talking about anxiety and depression and offering tips and inspiration.  I am sharing a post that I wrote on my social media platforms that I received so much feedback from.  I realized that so many people are actually struggling with ANXIETY and DEPRESSION which has been increased due to the pandemic/social distancing that we've all been affected by.  So, I felt like I would ...

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March 17, 2021 24 min

In this episode, I'm sharing about HEALTHY HABITS for MIND, BODY + SOUL.  Our goal is to create HARMONY between them.  I share some simple tips to help you succeed in creating harmony in all areas of your life.  Self-care is a crucial part of this practice.  I have an episode pertaining to SELF-CARE if you'd like to listen to that one also:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/self-care-is-not-selfish/id1474535076?i&#...

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March 10, 2021 19 min

Inspired by my guest podcast episode 067 with Filipe Goncalves,  https://www.buzzsprout.com/358646/episodes/8071020
in this episode, I am sharing my takeaways and treasures from his story.

I believe that we are all born with dreams inside of us calling and guiding us to fulfill our God-given purpose.  We have gifts and talents that help us fulfill our calling to share with the world.

I share stories and examples from my own life in th...

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In this episode, my GUEST is Filipe Goncalves.  Filipe was born and raised in Portugal.  He left his home country to travel the world and expand his knowledge and experiences by working onboard cruise ships as a Health and Fitness Coach.  This is when he was first introduced to both business and public speaking.  Throughout his years, Filipe was privileged to learn from some of the best in the field and he developed powerful skills...

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February 25, 2021 21 min

In many ways, our LIFE is like the seasons of nature.  In this episode, I'm sharing my insights into the season of SPRING which is just around the corner.  We are entering into a FULL SNOW Moon as well and I talk about the spiritual meaning and significance of this energy.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy creating it. 
The website for Tears to Treasures is https://tearstotreasures.com
The book that I mention is *linked here...

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February 10, 2021 23 min

In the spirit of Valentine's Day and LOVE, I thought I would take this opportunity to share my Love of GARDENING with you!  I hope that it will inspire you to start your own garden.  Please join me as we dig into the treasures of gardening.  I'd love to hear your thoughts and any other topics that you would like for me to share in the future.

Happy Valentine's Day,
xoxo,
Michelle Durand 
Hostess
https://lifeisatreasure.com

Su...

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February 3, 2021 22 min

February is American Heart Month which is a great time to bring awareness of ways that we can increase our heart health and decrease our risk of heart disease, heart attack, stroke, and premature death.  In this episode, I share about setting ourselves up for success including self-care.  I offer tips to help you implement healthier choices in your daily life and routine.  I hope that it will inspire you in some way to make small c...

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January 27, 2021 23 min

In this episode, I am sharing the process of grief and finding the treasures from our tears!
I go through the grief stages that I take my clients through in the healing programs. 
I will be sharing how each stage helps us heal emotionally and spiritually from trauma or transitions in life where we have a deep loss.  I hope that it will inspire you with hope!
Please email me if you would like to be on the list for the program:  tearst...

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