The #POSITIVITY Podcast

The #POSITIVITY Podcast

The stories we tell ourselves shape our world—and if we want to change our world, we can start by changing the story we tell ourselves. Tune in to The #POSITIVITY Podcast where host Jonas Cain shares fascinating stories that bring to life The 3 Pillars of Positivity, to inspire you with compelling ideas and empower you to put those ideas to work in your own life. Explore more at www.HashtagPositivity.com

Episodes

June 4, 2024 4 mins

Motivation is ever-present. It’s not that we lack motivation; rather, it’s a matter of what we’re motivated by. Are we motivated by what we stand to lose or by what we stand to gain?


Check out this brief story to learn about making our joy greater than our fear.


This Volume 7 Issue 4 positivity article originally appeared on the Hashtag Positivity website on June 3, 2024. Retrieved from https://www.hashtagpositivity.com/b...

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Sometimes, objective reality is replaced by subjective reality, and embracing this complexity and nuance just might open the door to perspective, possibility, and peace.


Check out this brief article to hear how ampersand can reframe conversations, enhance communication, and improve relationships.


This Volume 7 Issue 2 positivity article originally appeared on the Hashtag Positivity website on February 17, 2024. Retrieved ...

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We don’t need to chase people who don’t want us in their lives, for our hearts will be better served spending time with people who do want us around for this game of life. 


Check out this brief article to hear a story about how our words and actions affect our relationships, for better or for worse.


This Volume 7 Issue 2 positivity article originally appeared on the Hashtag Positivity website on February 4, 2024. Retrieve...

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February 2, 2024 4 mins

In every moment, we are in a constant current of change—and while we cannot control this current, what we can control is what happens within us.


Check out this brief article to learn how our choice to face or ignore our shadow can impact our experience of happiness.


This Volume 7 Issue 1 positivity article originally appeared on the Hashtag Positivity website on February 2, 2024. Retrieved from https://www.hashtagpositivi...

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December 25, 2023 11 mins

The world can sometimes feel dark and weary—shrouded by nuances of fear, jealousy, and rage. Yet, like the moonshine on a world shrouded in darkness, even the smallest of deeds done with love in our heart can become a beaconing light to guide our way.

 

In this episode, you’ll hear a story about how following in the footsteps of loving kindness can shield us from the “winter’s rage” of a seemingly dark and weary world.


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December 10, 2023 12 mins

When we fail to see the beauty around us, perhaps it’s not so much that we lack the capacity to recognize and understand beauty in our world—perhaps this beauty simply lacks the frame that provides a contextual boundary. We pass it by, because it doesn’t appear relevant to us.


Check out this brief article to hear fascinating stories on the importance of boundaries. 


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November 16, 2023 3 mins

I don’t really know anything about anything, but what I choose to believe we are here to Love one another. But I wonder how useful this choice is? 


This Volume 6 Issue 12 positivity article originally appeared on the Hashtag Positivity website on November 16, 2023. Retrieved from https://www.hashtagpositivity.com/blog/this-soul-game-of-hide-seek


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Jonas Cain, M.Ed. is a storyteller, magician, musician, and fa...

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September 19, 2023 9 mins

No one likes to be wrong—and people especially don’t like to be perceived as wrong by others. But in our search for certainty, we would do well to calibrate our certainty to actual knowledge and skills, rather than mere wishful thinking.


Check out this story to learn more about the value of curiosity over certainty, and how it can improve your decision making, form stronger relationships, and live an overall happier life.


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September 11, 2023 9 mins

Every time you meet someone, a part of that person becomes woven into the fabric of who you are—because when two worlds collide, both are transformed. Check out this brief article to learn more about this transformation and how the experience of metamagic can reveal the magic in our everyday lives.


This Volume 6 Issue 10 positivity article originally appeared on the Hashtag Positivity website on September 11, 2023. Retrieved f...

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June 28, 2023 5 mins

Anything worthwhile will by definition take a while—likely even much longer than expected—but it will also by definition be worth it in the end. This episode shares a fascinating true story of a how one young actor used patience to launch a lifelong career as a cultural icon.


This Volume 6 Issue 9 positivity article originally appeared on the Hashtag Positivity website on June 28, 2023. Retrieved from https://www.hashtagpositi...

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June 5, 2023 3 mins

It can be easy to forget who we are while responding to the demands of the world around us. This can be true whether we’re fighting a literal war or fighting the day-to-day battles of everyday life. This episode shares a poignant true story of a how showing up as your authentic self can help remind you of who you are, even after trauma.


This Volume 6 Issue 8 positivity article originally appeared on the Hashtag Positivity webs...

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June 4, 2023 6 mins

A mere “oops” and a playful laugh is not what you might expect when damaging a brand new vehicle, but that’s just how Dave is—as long as I’ve known him, he has never wished for a fig in winter. This episode share a story that demonstrates how to heal suffering and experience joy. Enjoy!


This Volume 5 Issue 28 positivity article originally appeared on the Hashtag Positivity website on September 3, 2022. Retrieved from https://w...

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June 4, 2023 4 mins

We cannot go through life without making mistakes—it’s simply an inherent part of the human experience. Yet when we lack the willingness to atone for these missteps, we become discouraged with disharmony and separation from the important people in our lives, while also risking stains to our integrity and character.  This episode shares ideas to demonstrate respect and remain in harmony with the important people in your life.


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Just as a sports team doesn’t take the field alone, so too can we benefit from worthy coaches, guides, and mentors  who know the way, go the way, and show the way. After all, the players on the field are too close to the field to see the bigger picture, which is where the true value of a coach is found—providing a mirror to reflect back what they are not able to see themselves. 


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June 4, 2023 4 mins

When compelled to be grateful for what we aren’t grateful for, it can do more harm than good—yet research is still clear that gratitude is nevertheless a valued contributor to well being. This episode explores the secrets of gratitude for true and lasting joy. Enjoy!


This Volume 5 Issue 25 positivity article originally appeared on the Hashtag Positivity website on July 13, 2022. Retrieved from https://www.hashtagpositivity.com...

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June 4, 2023 10 mins

The Infinite Monkey Theorem suggests that any event with a probability more than zero can happen at some point, if given enough time. But as the physicist Max Tegmark reminds us, “really freak events happen only exponentially rarely.” 


This episode shares the true story of an exponentially rare moment and how I turned the tide of grief around to rise again and continue navigating the waters of life. Enjoy!


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June 4, 2023 5 mins

Everyone has a talent, and if you don’t know what your talent is, it just means you haven’t discovered it yet. Talent can sometimes first present itself as a weakness. And For a talent to be useful, it must be practiced. This episode shares the story of how I discovered these truths and along the way overcame shyness and a debilitating stutter to find my voice. Enjoy!


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June 2, 2023 10 mins

We will never be held responsible for what we are not capable of handling—or at the very least capable of learning. As such, responsibility doesn’t preclude risk; rather, it calls us to understand our strengths, know what’s negotiable, and then boldly step forward to learn and grow, come what may.


This episode shares the fascinating story of a family that took on the responsibility of caring for a life in need—and in so doing,...

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June 1, 2023 7 mins

Magicians are often asked, “How’d you do that?” Many people assume it has something to do with subtle misdirection—a little smoke here or a perfectly placed mirror there—but the real answer may surprise you. In this episode, hear the fascinating story of how I stumbled upon the real secret of magic. Enjoy! 


This Volume 5 Issue 21 positivity article originally appeared on the Hashtag Positivity website on April 20, 2022. Retrie...

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June 1, 2023 7 mins

Many people seem to suffer from eisoptrophobia—the fear of seeing one’s own reflection. When this happen, they fail to see what’s right in front of them because they don’t like what’s staring back at them. And so, to avoid the discomfort, they simply avert their eyes from the clutter of their lives. The psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Siegel, however, suggests that to make positive change in our lives, we have to "name it to tame it.&...

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