More to Life with Faith and Lois

More to Life with Faith and Lois

As portions of your life beyond your home begin to open up – are you ready? In our podcast, we wonder out loud what the new normal will look like. First, we face the anxiety you might be feeling. Then we explore how to prepare for returning to work. Maybe you’re considering going into a business, how do you do that? We offer tools for communicating with your colleagues and supervisors or employees. And then we go out into the open world. Knowing what is in our control – and what is not.... Show More

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The coronavirus era is being upstaged by unrest that's sweeping the country right now. The death of George Floyd, under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer, has triggered protests and calls for justice. In our podcast, we explore how to listen to those who are in pain and are angry.  Then we tap into how to give others a voice. We also talk about how to balance COVID concerns with the violence. Not an easy time.
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Staying present is the best way to stop erupting over the anxiety of the past or the future. In today's podcast, find out how asking questions can help you manage negative thoughts. Observe how this challenging time is affecting you. Then be clear and consistent, even if everything around you feels like quicksand. And finally, take care of yourself. We hope these strategies bring you peace.
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As portions of your life beyond your home begin to open up - are you ready? In our podcast, we wonder out loud what the new normal will look like. First, we face the anxiety you might be feeling. Then we explore how to prepare for returning to work. Maybe you're considering going into a business, how do you do that? We offer tools for communicating with your colleagues and supervisors or employees. And then we go out into the o...
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Staying centered is critical when the storm rises around you. And in this coronavirus era, stress and conflict are at an all time high. So how do you manage yourself? In today's podcast, we explore what to do if there's division in your home. What about your friends? How do you deal with those with whom you truly disagree? And how can you step away from trying to convince others to see things your way? That, and some ideas ...
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Compassion - how is it showing up in this challenging season? Today, we explore a number of ways you might consider practicing compassion. We begin with the importance of self-compassion. Without this element, it's hard to feel for anyone else. They we move on the joy you receive when you demonstrate compassion to others. From here we wonder how to show compassion to those who challenge you. And finally, being compassionate wit...
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How are you feeling about the effort to ease some of the COVID19 restrictions? In today's podcast, Faith and Lois explore some of the uncertainty you may be facing. Whether you're restless or feel the tension, take it one day at a time. And use this time to breathe, be grounded and pause. You've got this!
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Have you been adopting new ways of doing things that are now part of your daily routine? Maybe you've created new habits that you may not have considered essential or important or even possible prior to COVID19. This is a great time to reflect on those areas that are giving you more space to understand yourself, your spiritual connection, your emotional state and how you live.
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Finding hope when you're having to stay in place and change up your life isn't easy. In today's podcast, Faith and Lois consider how the world is healing as pollution decreases. They notice how people are checking on each other with real concern. And they observe how slowing down gives you the chance to discover more about yourself. Along with a number of great ideas to thrive. Yes, there is a glimmer of hope!  Click he...
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Now that stay at home is a mantra and working from home is common, how are you managing this financial crisis? In our podcast, we want to share the findings of a number of investors who've seen economic downturns before. We explore how to keep your emotions in check and not to be consumed by job worries. How did people manage previous downturns? There is hope, we will get through this.
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Discerning what's going on in your craft taps into the wisdom of your intuition. When you're trying to determine what's essential and true, begin by trusting your instincts. In our podcast we encourage you to get all the information you need so you can distinguish facts from assumptions. Then it's time to choose the best path - and even then holding your decision lightly. It takes practice!
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As you become more comfortable with discernment - observe how it unfolds in your spirituality. In our podcast, we begin with prayer and mediation and move into waiting and listening. Then we wonder how to test any teaching and tell the difference between truth and error. It's a wild ride!
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Where do you begin when you want to discern the best for your body? In our podcast, we explore how to maintain good health. You begin with lots of water, eating without distraction and staying active. You know how important it is to get enough sleep and time outside. And through it all, offer thanks. Pay attention to your body and watch what happens next!
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As the news of the Coronavirus spreads, you may be feeling more fear than usual. That's because fear is taking hold in places you didn't expect. Whether it's emotional, physical or financial fear, there are ways to cope. In today's podcast, Faith and Lois remind you to focus on what you can and cannot control. To do that: be aware, be safe, be realistic and breathe. Keep living!
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How does discernment play out in your relationships? We are excited to share how using discernment helps you make distinctions. In our podcast we reveal how to detect differences and realize truth. And there's a huge difference between judging and discernment. Discover how using this gift helps you manage beautiful and challenging connections.
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When you are generous to someone at work, the atmosphere changes. You experience camaraderie in a way that encourages you to work more openly. As you are generous with your colleagues, you have the opportunity to make someone's life easier. You share information and credit more readily. And you realize what you do is more important than what you may think someone isn't doing. Be generous, it's life changing!
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The way you practice spirituality is deeply influenced by your generosity. Did you know that most faith practices adopt the notion that it is good to give more than is expected? And you discover that when you expect nothing in return, you give more freely. In our podcast, we share quotes from a variety of spiritual teachers. Above all, being generous comes from your heart and has the power to set you free. Enjoy!
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When you're generous to your body, you'll discover an openness that comes with being kind to yourself. There is less room for physical angst. You have more control over outbursts. You might notice a decrease in headaches and stomach pains. As you are generous to yourself with activity, healthy foods and contemplation, your outlook improves. Join us in this podcast to discover how you might feel better, too.
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Being more generous in your relationships has the potential to change up your life. Our podcast explores how to add more to your relationships by listening intently. How about committing to one 5-minute favor a day or complimenting three strangers? Maybe you might thanks someone who's made a difference in your life. When you add generosity to the mix, watch how your relationships change and grow.
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Your outlook on what you do every day energizes you and those around you. In our podcast, we explore how to find balance and meaning in your daily activities. We begin with adopting a grateful perspective toward work and understanding your values. From there, applying time management skills and a check on your attitude helps. And when you know what you want and ask questions, your passion for your craft will grow.
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The way you view spirituality has a great deal to do with your world view. In our podcast this week, we wonder how surviving trauma, caregiving and houses of worship shape your spirituality. Maybe you observe a practice of meditation or work with a spiritual director. And through it all, understanding how important it is to live in the present moment  - no matter what is happening - offers you a glimpse of peace on earth.
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