More to Life with Faith and Lois

More to Life with Faith and Lois

What happens to your body when you’re facing difficulties? In our podcast we consider some steps to take care of yourself beginning with blocking off time to journal or reflect. We also discuss how to deal with what you’re facing head on. How do you pay attention to your level of stress? Maybe you could do something fun for yourself that takes your body and mind to a different space. And remember that you are not alone, find someone who will support you wherever you are. Join us!

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January 4, 2022 20 min
Happy New Year! After 3 years of weekly podcasts, we have decided it is time to transition on to something new. This season of 210 podcasts has been filled with hope, excitement and adventure - and we are carrying that sense of purpose to whatever is next for us. Today we share what we've learned through our podcasts, the key memories that stick with us, a few nuggets and loads of thanks to each of you who've been part of o...
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As 2021 winds down, you may be looking ahead to what's next. We want to wrap up our theme of celebrating joy in this last month of the year by considering how you might step into the New Year with joy. What are you anticipating in your growth and work? Using what you've experienced in this year, how will it shape what you do in 2022? Be prepared to breathe and live more fully. Enjoy!
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There is no escaping the challenges you've faced through this past year.  You may have been separated from those you love and care about because of COVID restrictions. You may have gained new relationships or experienced the passing of people you love. Maybe you lost your job - or transitioned to something entirely new. We want you to know that no matter what you face, there is joy to be found on the other side.
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In this month of holiday celebrations - how do you find joy through all that may be on your plate? Today we share the many places we find joy. There's beauty in blinking lights and music of this season. You might reflect on those who are no longer with you. Maybe in holiday baking, you find joy. Or a trip to your local Botanic Gardens in the winter! We wish you joy wherever find it.
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December 7, 2021 15 min
For the next four weeks we are focusing on how we celebrate this 12th month of the year. We are sharing what we've encountered in events and people and experiences throughout this year. And this week, we are exploring those moments that bring you joy.
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When you're faced with a difficult scenario at work, what do you do? In today's podcast, we explore some ideas that might help you manage those challenges. First, remember what's in and out of your control. What about shifting your thoughts about the situation? Be the person others count on. Make sure you're responding instead of reacting. Determine the most important thing to do every day. And stay open and communi...
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Turning to your spiritual source can be a path to finding peace, clarity and understanding when you're facing difficulty. In our podcast we consider what it's like to acknowledge what you believe. Maybe you're connected to a spiritual community where you find support. How does your spiritual side show up when you are creative?  And when you're grateful, you're reminded about who and what add to your wellbeing. G...
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What happens to your body when you're facing difficulties? In our podcast we consider some steps to take care of yourself beginning with blocking off time to journal or reflect. We also discuss how to deal with what you're facing head on. How do you pay attention to your level of stress? Maybe you could do something fun for yourself that takes your body and mind to a different space. And remember that you are not alone, fin...
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Our theme for the next four weeks is exploring how you navigate challenges in your life. Today we begin with your relationships - and what to do when you face difficulties with those closest to you. We wonder how you can practice responding instead of reacting. What's the mutual benefit for both of you? How about dealing with issues when they come up as you stay vulnerable? And at the end of the day, celebrate the good times yo...
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When it comes to expressing compassion in the workplace, how do you do it? Today we reflect on how self-compassion increases job performance, engagement and wellbeing in the workplace. We check in how you might emotionally connect with your colleagues. How well do you pay attention to signals about burnout? What about feedback, what's your goal when you share constructive or positive recommendations? And what would it look like...
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Compassion and spirituality intersect in the way you express yourself and care for others. In today's 200th (!!) we podcast we wonder what happens when you open your heart. One of the first things you might notice is how much you have in common with others. From there you are more free to practice being kind to end the suffering of someone else. Through it all, staying grounded with meditation and contemplation brings an awaren...
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What happens when you show compassion to your body? In today's podcast we talk about the similarities between self-compassion and compassion. When you are aware of what your body is revealing to you - you have the opportunity to heal and grow. We explore the benefit of mindfulness, understanding you are not alone, being kind to yourself, planning ahead and using rest. Observation is your friend!
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Compassion - it's our new theme for the next four weeks! We're going to explore its impact on your relationships, your body, your spirituality and your craft. As we think of compassion and your relationships, how might you consider what someone else is going through? Maybe it's time for you to release what you want to change in the other. When you're compassionate, you give extra support by listening, being present ...
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Authenticity in your craft yields a number of benefits. In our fourth podcast exploring this theme, we see how critical it is to express yourself honestly and openly in the workplace. First, you have a sense of wellbeing. You may also feel more connected and find that your leadership inspires loyalty. You recognize that's it's okay to make mistakes because that's where growth happens. And you recognize how important eve...
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September 28, 2021 12 min
Our theme of authenticity takes on powerful meaning as it relates to your spirituality - where your potential to thrive grows as you express yourself openly. Today we consider how authentic spirituality inspires you and promotes healthy awareness. When you're spiritually authentic, you protect the most vulnerable and look at things from a broad perspective. You also seek truth in words and actions engaging in the self, others a...
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Authenticity has an enormous impact on your health: emotionally, physically and mentally. In our podcast, we find there are some elements that authentic people have in common. First, you know who you are. Next, even with some doubt, you listen to your inner voice. Third, you understand that your feelings are complex and are willing to consider a fresh perspective. And finally, you are willing to face up to the truth about yourself....
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Our new theme of authenticity begins today - and we start with your relationships. How do you show up as your authentic self with the people you care most about? In our podcast we explore what it means to really understand who you are. When you do, you are ready to step in to your relationships knowing that to connect, you are willing to share what's really going on in your life. With kindness. This might be a bumpy journey. We...
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September 7, 2021 11 min
Refreshing your outlook on your craft is possible - no matter what you're facing. Today we wonder what happens when you take a fresh look at what is working. How about recognizing what you accomplish? Maybe it's time to reconsider your perception of failure. You could get a boost by refreshing your surroundings. And what about scheduling breaks during the day? You might be amazed. Let us know what works best for you!
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What are you doing to refresh your spirituality? In our series on refreshment - Faith and Lois consider how you revive what makes you whole. Turns out when you're grateful, you stimulate your spirituality. Whether you spend time alone or connect with others, you have a chance to restore your spiritual strength. Meditating grounds you to what matters most. And when you choose to be of service to someone, there's joy to be fo...
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August 24, 2021 13 min
Refreshing your body - are you ready? In our podcast, we explore what it means to restore strength mentally and physically. Taking a walk outside, even for a few minutes, might do wonders for you today. When you drink water, you refresh what may feel parched throughout your body. What happens when you pause to contemplate? And as you recognize how your body and mind work with you every day, consider journaling the changes you see. ...
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