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This episode is personal and passionate, as I explain the core beliefs behind this show – how to build resilience and inner strength as you increase your capacity and internal resources to call forth a more joyful life.
Finding brighter days and cultivating positivity is more about building resilience than fooling yourself into “happy thoughts.” In this episode, I break down why I use the tagline “May you stay on the bright side of the beat.” and relate it to a more nuanced discussion on developing your positive spirit.
I touch on owning your feelings, setting boundaries, developing comfort routines/sensory pleasures, and connecting to caring, but it’s my invocation and poetry that’s doing the heavy lifting in this episode. I’m passionate about this call to action – and I hope you’ll listen to me speak it into existence in different ways in this episode.
Welcome to my reflections from the bright side of the beat.
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Poems: On a Satin Dime; Bright Side (invocation); The Bright Side of the Beat
Music: (My thanks to all the musicians who make incredible music and have the courage to put it out into the world. All music for my podcast is sourced and licensed for use via Soundstripe.)
Songs in this episode: Breakfast for Dinner by Dr. Delight; Winning Streak by JeesGuy; 5 Stars by Syncro; Uptown by NuAkemi$t; Pyaar Kee Seemaen by Cast of Characters
LTVF Season One Music Playlist: Check out the songs, like Green Day’s Good Riddance, that inspire me, and connect with artists from many genres who add to our collective, human soundtrack.
Find a Therapist (Psychology Today)
1. Make a list or inventory of all the feelings you have when you are going through a difficult time, and try to tease out which 1 or 2 are most connected.
2. Make a list or inventory of at least 3 things, people, or activities that you care about and connect with deeply. Write about how you connect to them and why they are so important in your life.
3. Think back to a time when you were really happy, and ask yourself, “Can I imagine that I will be happy like that again in the future, and is there something soothing I can do while I wait for things to get better?”
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