Life Origami

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Greg and Amee Dickson, Life Origami co-founders, support & coach people to learn how to bend, fold and shape life to their will, whims and wishes. We utilize a proprietary approach we call "training enhanced coaching". It blends the best of self directed online learning and 2-on-1 coaching to ensure our clients experience meaningful change in their lives and businesses.
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What is your self care budget?
The way we manage our finances is a form of self care. Managing money is a key aspect of self care. Budgeting your self care, what do you want to experience? Then how do you plan and budget your self care? Season 2 Episode 9
15:20
September 11, 2019
Perspective and Prose
Sadness follows expectations and disappointment. Reflections on love, life, sadness and dreams.
06:21
September 10, 2019
Narcassism Commentary and Observations
Avoiding responsibility and accountability at all costs is a narcissistic trait. The best defence against a narcissist is an offensive game plan. Your game plan is made up of your personal code of morals, values, ethics, beliefs and principles that you trust.
15:53
September 9, 2019
Rigid vs Learning Mindset
We never loose our ability to learn. We loose our willingness to learn sometimes. Amethyst and I discuss balancing or desires and what we should/could do
29:43
September 5, 2019
Bitter versus Better
When we feel angry we either become bitter or better. The difference is a choice. When we confront our stress, we disarm it. We regain conscious control, instead of being trapped in the blame, shame,and guilt game. So what can you do?
09:50
September 5, 2019
Values vs Productivity
Greg used to be a productivity geek. On the outside I was the organized, productive business coach. On the inside I was full of conflict, fear and self loathing. Avoiding facing our hypocrisy is futile.
15:07
September 3, 2019
What’s coming this week
here’s what you can expect this week in Season two, episodes four through eight. Episode 4: values versus productivity. Episode 5: bitter versus better. Episode 6 rigid versus willingness to learn. Episode 7 commentary and observations about narcissism. Episode 8 perspective via some prose.
03:01
September 2, 2019
Empathy, caring and love and relationships
Is it love or is it a habit? Can you love someone without having empathy for them and what’s the difference between empathy caring and love? We’d love to hear your perspective, reach out to us and leave a message on Anchor
06:46
August 25, 2019
Living your dream
Living your dream is hard work and we don’t recommend trying to be a solo act or attempting to do it alone.
05:09
August 22, 2019
Your life purpose, play, have FUN, be better off than you are
In this episode there’s some nice Bing Crosby music and the soundtrack from Fantasia in between I’m urging you to have fun and be playful
07:25
August 20, 2019
Transitions: yes you can revive, reengineer, revitalize your life or business
No matter your circumstances, age, sex, education you can revive, reengineer and revitalize your life or business if you’re willing to have an open mind let go of the old stories that are no longer serving you and learn to step into the learning curve
23:57
May 10, 2019
Transitions: feeling stuck in between how to get unstuck
Today we continue the transitions series talking about what you can do when you feel caught in between where you are and where you want to get to, practising self-care, avoiding the fear of missing out, how to manage your attention and 4 tips at the end of the show
37:31
May 9, 2019
Transitions: thought baggage, stinking thinking
Today we discuss thought baggage, stinking thinking and understanding that your mind has a thought baggage carousel and you have to stop assimilating other peoples thought baggage if you want to create change your life
31:00
May 8, 2019
Transitions: the gap after divorce
Moving on after divorce, or a relationship ends, or a partner dies there still is a significant opportunity to embrace your second act
31:59
May 7, 2019
Transitioning from Empty nest: creating your second act
The kids are gone, significant adjustments to be made, time to choose something for yourself, stepping into a new role
34:54
May 6, 2019
Announcement: beginning Monday five part series on transitions
Give me a little bit of a tease her about the upcoming five part series we recorded for you
02:25
May 5, 2019
Procrastination is not a time management or productivity issue
Procrastination is a complicated topic in this episode we tackle a lot of the, not so common procrastination issues
17:38
April 18, 2019
Integrity is a personal barometer
In this episode we talk about integrity how it’s a barometer to figure out when we’re out of alignment or integrity with ourselves not something we use to judge other people
22:41
April 17, 2019
The purpose of your life
Feeling stressed, confused about your life or your purpose? Have a listen, in this episode Amethyst and Greg talk about a simple definition for the purpose of your life
12:28
April 16, 2019
Morally offensive corporate behaviour
Today we went out shopping also trying to have fun but we ran into strange people, strange corporate behaviour amongst other things
22:50
April 12, 2019
Productivity: the unholy trinity
In this episode we discussed how easy it is to get trapped in three seemingly innocent but destructive habits
06:18
April 8, 2019
Amees Un-Bipolar Fibromyalgia Poem & Story
New version of 2010 poem following diagnosis of bipolar and 2019 version following new information about fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome
27:15
January 27, 2019
Abuse, domestic violence, ambivalence series. 2:51 it's a long one and important topic
Amee and I share our stories. Amy story is one of the Mestic abuse and live once, mine is the story of mental illness, narcissism, ambivalence, religion
2:51:32
January 9, 2019
2019? Chase meaning vs happiness
My 6 decade search for meaning • 3 questions I'm asking of myself • Homegrown • Greg's 3 life lenses • Homegrown • My first 20 years, Who am I? Where do I fit in? • Homegrown • Ages 21-40, how can I grow, enjoy myself while looking after my family? • Homegrown • Age 41-60 this is who I am and how do I make the most of it? • Homegrown • Greg's closing thoughts, life purpose, what's my value? • Our Son the Potter • Stay tuned for Amees insights and observations
1:33:19
November 30, 2018
What’s your F factor, fun factor?
Out for a walk, people watching. It’s Black Friday but you can still have fun.
10:05
November 23, 2018
Anchor V1 veteran asks what do I need to know?
What do I need to know about Anchor V?
01:18
April 11, 2018
In The Morning: Decision to be Present in Current Relationship
Experience your feelings now... today, triggers, memories, choosing to be present and making the decision to not endlessly chase the past but live the present moment. Music in this podcast: Woody Woodpecker theme song to open. Closing song, Brother Iz - Somewhere Over the Rainbow ...
36:29
March 25, 2018
Headstrong & Heartfelt Book
90 Reflections On Living Consciously In A Chaotic World Read by the author. Available on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2eoTJ02
01:41
March 24, 2018
Male female roles and unspoken expectations
Amee & Greg discuss male and female roles and expectations... can't we all just get along?
28:43
March 23, 2018
Enough Domestic Violence, celebrating Nicole's life
Celebrating Nicloe's life that ended too early... Enough! Domestic Violence, bring it out in the open, also celebrating joy, life in the face of grief, death and loss
24:18
February 25, 2018
Duet: Life offers So Much Magnificence
With my wife Amee we sing one of our favourite songs and share our thoughts and ideas about living and coping with life
15:49
February 24, 2018
Tribute To Our Cousin Sherry Prokopetz
Listen to Amee & Dee remember their cousin Sherry, its a touching tribute
09:41
February 24, 2018
February 23, 2018
04:33
February 23, 2018
Resurfacing past podcasts
With Anchor v3 we now have access to our archives, thought I'd bring some back
03:16
February 23, 2018
Intentions are fuel
Intentions are fuel I throw on the fire of my Drive
03:02
January 25, 2018
The role of passion
Passion unexpressed, weakens you, does it? • Passion Expressed...Hello Friend ❤️ • Cannot experience what I will not embrace • Action is the true force that creates change
04:41
January 24, 2018
Clarity antidote for confusion
Feel lost, confused? Seek clarity • Amee's clarity story • Amee's clarity story continued with Greg • Amee and Greg about Amees Journey • Huge Emo Tip Right On! • Breaking through primitive thinking • Bacon and burnt toast • Lifestyle design vs Life Script?
30:30
January 7, 2018
Not all who wander are lost
The Un-Clampetts our Wander Lost Journey • Are we Wander Lost? • Lifestyle design, are we unrealistic? • What are you doing to live the life you desire?
19:35
January 7, 2018
Learning from relationships
Listen to Alida talk about past relationships • How settling & Not Enough-ness impacts relationships • Contrast and curriculum • Every relationship teaches us something
07:00
January 3, 2018
The Trust Economy 2018
The "Trust" Economy in 2018 • Shoutout to Bernie. Learn #Edtech • Many of the new Anchor peeps may lack the chops to engage like you say • Bernie: a step beyond needs and wants
10:10
January 1, 2018
Unconscious self aggression
Unconscious Self-Aggression (The greatest threat to our well being and health?) I think the greatest mental disorder in our society is we don’t think we’re sick, we think we are well. Yet, depression, suicide and isolation are at an all time high.
04:39
November 25, 2017
Marketing Personas Yes, No?
Marketing Persona perfection dues not exist
04:27
November 25, 2017
Releasing expectations
Thanksgiving expectations
05:36
November 24, 2017
More, better, faster, cheaper
Better faster cheaper and more more more is not always better.
06:26
November 22, 2017
Mental Health
Some thoughts on mental health and homelessness
05:16
November 11, 2017
Embrace the positive, no neg
Embrace net positive people, ditch the net negative. Preserve your energy for living your life
09:19
November 9, 2017
Self talk self acceptance etc
When your inner roommate is a tyrant. Self acceptance and self love. New writing workflow.
12:28
November 2, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving Canada!
A barnyard review and a happy Thanksgiving for everyone in Canada
04:28
October 10, 2017
The Last Guru
What if you are the last group, teacher or mentor you’ll ever need? What if all you need is the pay attention to what’s going on in your life and it will teach you everything you need to know?
08:45
October 3, 2017
Remove the perfection mask
Remove the mask of perfection, stop trying to be the perfect business, perfect entrepreneur, be real, be open and vulnerable it is very attractive to customers, seeking the real deal, be authentic
02:18
September 27, 2017
Look beyond transaction
Look to build a relationship with your customers, look beyond the transaction and see the person. You might be surprised what you can learn and the opportunities that may arise because you are open
02:09
September 27, 2017
Look for light in your life
Just because it is cloudy didn't mean there is no light, no hope.
04:10
September 27, 2017
Pain & Suffering Manifesto
This is a series of recordings I called the pain and suffering manifesto or in other words how to free yourself from pain and suffering
32:36
September 24, 2017
Whats possible?
Mussing about what is possible and how to manage toxic relationships
05:19
September 7, 2017
Alert: Joy and Happiness ahead
Reflections on my suffering from excessive joy and happiness
11:51
August 29, 2017
A love story of my own
Here are a few recordings reflecting on falling in love getting married
06:57
August 17, 2017
Love life everyday vacations
My thoughts about love, life and how we can make everyday like a vacation
08:00
August 2, 2017
Living the dream
Before you can move forward sometimes you have to stop doing one thing so you can do another thing. Same is true with living our dreams.
06:58
July 27, 2017
Courage compromise living
It takes courage to live a life of your own choosing. We must learn to resist compromise.
07:20
July 26, 2017
Fear and excitement
We all face fear, we all feel excited sometimes but what if the secret to dealing with fear was learning to deal with fear in learning to live for my consciousness of excitement?
15:49
July 20, 2017
Stop being Weasel-nable
All the excuses, reasons simply give weasel room and they are self-destructive to live in the life we want to live, stop being weasel-nable
08:48
July 17, 2017
Writing workflow experiments
This was an experiment in using audio to text transcription and the mixed results I got. Nothing beats my workflow from a year ago, using My Script Nebo app on my iPad Pro
10:35
July 13, 2017
Parking lot of my mind?
This is just an idea about how the mind is like a parking lot and different behaviours I can do to "Park my thoughts"
03:57
July 12, 2017
Simplicity from a clean mind
Three segments examining Steve Jobs quote about simplifying life and beginning from a clean mind.
05:21
July 12, 2017
Anchor update social posts?
Observations and questions about using Anchor with the new Facebook and Twitter posting capability
04:03
July 12, 2017
Simplicity
Reflections of thoughts about some quotes from Steve Jobs
03:38
July 12, 2017
Life skill: perspective
One of the most valuable skills we can develop is to maintain perspective despite what is going on in our lives or business. In these two segments I discuss something I call "zooming"
06:23
July 10, 2017
Using Anchor
Reflections and thoughts about using Anchor
14:14
July 9, 2017
Rules of Life
Summarizing the segment from Debbie Bridge, all about the rules of life and self-care as well as some thoughts for Just Jenafer
07:29
July 9, 2017
Self-care: life, death etc.
Here are a series of segments focus on life, death, living life to the fullest, enjoying yourself and taking care of yourself and begin a self-care practise
15:50
July 8, 2017
Self care
Self-care even the most important skill sets we can develop. It will continue to reap rewards in our lives for years to come
05:30
July 7, 2017
iPhone Effect: a better life
If you really stop to consider exactly how your behaviours of changed and what a powerful tool you're holding in your hand, how can you not be impressed and amazed by the gift that you been given
16:17
July 6, 2017
IPhone Effect 4: social issues
There are a number of different social impact, implications and costs with the advent of the proliferation of the smart phone going mainstream. Here are a few viewpoints.
08:03
July 5, 2017
iPhone Effect Series 3
This is the conclusion, I think, of my observations of the impact and effect did the invention of the iPhone has had on our society, business and personal lives.
10:31
July 4, 2017
Conversations with a tyrant
I am exploring writing a book called conversations with a tyrant, tell my own story and how I learned to live with the eagle. How I experienced more calm, peace and equanimity.
10:14
July 4, 2017
iPhone Effect series 2
The second in the series about the fact of the iPhone on our lifestyle, technology and business I continue to explore the opportunity created by the ongoing evolution of the iPhone platform
27:31
July 4, 2017
iPhone Effect Series 1
First in this series, my observations on how the iPhone not only transformed an industry but also opened up opportunities for creativity, business and innovation.
21:42
July 3, 2017
Writing workflow
More writing workflow tips @topgold • New workflow addition @things iOS app • @topgold 3 essentials writing books, visit Red Deer anytime • Freemium is great | Make your own podcast: https://anchor.fm/business-life
09:19
June 29, 2017
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