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Carin' & Sharin' with Karen & Sharen

Carin' & Sharin' with Karen & Sharen

By Sharen Barboza
A podcast dedicated to positivity, well-being and living your best life.
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Strength Spotting with Jane Anderson
Jane's back!  This week, we discuss characters strengths in action by using one of our favorite practices -- Strength Spotting. For more on Strength Spotting check out Jane's blog For more on character strengths and how to discover your own unique blend of signature strengths, visit Stay safe and enjoy the holidays! K & S
December 20, 2020
An Introduction to Character Strengths with Jane Anderson
In this episode we have the honor to be joined by Jane Anderson, President of Strength Based Living, LLC ( and author of 30 Days of Character Strengths: A Guided Practice to Ignite Your Best.  We discuss character strengths and your own unique blend of signature strengths that make you, well, you.   P.S.  The character strengths research and surveys we reference can be found at www.viacharacter. org
December 15, 2020
Be inSPIREd!
In this week's episode, we review the SPIRE model for Wholebeing happiness!  Spiritual, Physical, Intellectual, Relational and Emotional elements that all require our attention for a full, whole-person sense of wellness in your life.  Of course, we've got insights and tips.  So check it out!  -- K&S
December 06, 2020
Staying Positive Through the Challenges of the 2020 Holidays
With the holidays approaching, we invited Mary back to discuss how we can intentionally choose positivity.  We discuss how to overcome the challenges of overindulgence and solitude in these strange and difficult times. And from the bottom of our hearts, we wish for you and yours a peaceful, connected, positive Thanksgiving filled with gratitude, joy, creativity and most of all, love.  Love for others and love for yourself.  Be well.  xo K&S
November 22, 2020
Change Your Brain!
It this week's episode we discuss the concept of neuroplasticity, which is a fancy way of saying changing the brain.  We talk about the brain's role in happiness and habits, and of course, we give some thoughts about how to change your brain for the better!  Enjoy.  Don't forget to subscribe so you won't miss an episode.  Stay safe.  -- K&S
November 15, 2020
Increasing Hope
Welcome back!  In this episode we explore the theory of hope.  We discuss how increasing hope is within our power and as usual, we provide an evidence-based method to increase your hope and your wellbeing.  Please join us for a few minutes.  You'll be glad you did!  -- K & S
November 07, 2020
Curiosity as an Antidote to Suffering
In this episode, we discuss how we can approach unpleasant experiences -- through curiosity.  
October 25, 2020
Communicating "Above the Line" -- A conversation with Mary DeLai
In this episode, we are blessed to have our friend and special guest, Mary DeLai, join us.  She shares the simple concept of "above and below the line" as a tool to facilitate more generative conversations in the workplace and in life.  The video referenced in our discussion is from The Conscious Leadership Group and can be found here:
October 18, 2020
Changing Negative Self-Talk
We are with ourselves 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.   Today, we focus on the content of what we say to ourselves and how to move from negativity to positivity.
October 11, 2020
It this episode we discuss how to treat yourself with the same kindness you show to others.  We share some thoughts and tips on how to give yourself care, support and love.  
October 04, 2020
Self-Trust -- What it is, Why we need it and How to have more of it
Trusting in yourself and your ability to move in this life is foundational.  In today's episode, we explore self-trust and its relationship to autonomy and self-respect while offering practical steps to increase your sense of self-efficacy in the world.  
September 20, 2020
Good News! Elevating everyday positivity
In this episode we explore the value of positivity by discussing Dr.  Barbara Fredrickson's research on the impact of positive emotions.  We review her Broaden and Build theory along with discussion of the negativity bias and some tips for increasing your positivity ratio.  Enjoy!
September 07, 2020
How We Arrived -- Our Introduction Episode
The background on how we arrived here -- how we each personally made the journey, joined each other and created this podcast.
September 06, 2020