Skip to main content
SHARING LIFE LESSONS

SHARING LIFE LESSONS

By Hamidah
If you have knowledge, then let others light their candles in it ~Margaret Fuller. Guests will share life lessons through personal stories because stories inspire, stories teach and stories heal!
The target audience for this podcast is everyone. Everyone can share their life lessons and everyone can learn. The stories will include topics like relationships, professional and personal success, health, parenting, spirituality, community, gaining inner strength, etc.
In this podcast, we want to touch lives!
Sharing knowledge and life lessons has been my life crusade - won't you join me in it?
Where to listen
Apple Podcasts Logo

Apple Podcasts

Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Overcast Logo

Overcast

Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

RadioPublic Logo

RadioPublic

Spotify Logo

Spotify

Currently playing episode

Season 3; Episode: 22: One women; 3 cancers. Choose hope, and have faith!

SHARING LIFE LESSONS

Season 3; Episode: 22: One women; 3 cancers. Choose hope, and have faith!

SHARING LIFE LESSONS

1x
Season 10; Episode 97: What is somatic healing? Feel your feelings and let them move through your body!
I am delighted to welcome you to Episode #97 of SEASON 10 of 'Sharing Life Lessons'.  A podcast that brings you stories from around the world to have fun with and to learn from because stories inspire, stories teach, and stories heal! We are one spirit; one soul; one world; and together we are creating a library of stories and life lessons. Sharing Life Lessons has expanded to YouTube.  Please click the link below and subscribe. Also click on the bell to be notified of all new episodes. https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw To support the creation of this podcast please go to https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons and click on the support button with the dollar sign to sign up for a monthly subscription for an amount of your choice. This will enable me to continue to bring to you an enhanced season 10. The target audience for this episode is EVERYONE; especially those interested in learning about different energy healing modalities. Our guest for today is Sophia Babai. Sophia is a certified somatic worker with degrees from Yale University and the Somatic School. She works with clients to tune into their bodies so they can feel more deeply, move more freely, and live more fully. Instagram handle: sophia.babai Websites: tinyurl.com/somatic-guidance,  Facebook.com/sophia.babai Here are my key takeaways from this discussion: 1. Somatic work is a healing experience, a way to develop a healthier relationship with your body and emotions, a way to come alive into your body to embrace the truth of who you are. Somatic technique is a holistic mind-body technique. The healer does not tell you what the answer is but acts as a guide to tune you in to what the answer is, which you discover for yourself. 2. Somatic healing is good for physical ailment, mental health issues like anxiety and trauma, but also for people who just feel dull, who are going through the motions of life and doing the things that they're supposed to do, but they're not experiencing the full depth and beauty of life 3. It is not that we don’t know how to feel our feelings, the issue is that we have created all these barriers and all this resistance to feeling our feelings. 4. Most physical experiences in the body comes back to your mental health. A lot of chronic issues, chronic pain, chronic illness, comes from when we store stress in the body and allow it to get stuck within, instead of allowing it to move through our body. 5. Don't chase what sounds perfect or prestigious or like what you're supposed to do. Follow what feels right in your body and trust that your body knows what it's doing. Do things that feel good to do. 6. And lastly, you don't need a diagnosis or a trauma or something to be wrong or broken or any excuse for you to take care of yourself. You want to take care of yourself because you want to live a life that feels good and feels aligned. And that's enough. I will bring you the next episode of Sharing Life Lessons next weekend.  Until then, 'be happy, be safe and be blessed'. Podcast links: YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw Apple Podcast:    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sharing-life-lessons/id1495248815?uo=4 Spotify:     https://open.spotify.com/show/1EZMzRw1cWMyvSiyeeyTRdD
28:58
May 16, 2022
Season 10; Episode 96: Energy and vibration can be measured! Vibrating at a higher-level means that you're in the manifesting mode! Part 3 of 3
I am delighted to welcome you to Episode #96 of SEASON 10 of 'Sharing Life Lessons'.  A podcast that brings you stories from around the world to have fun with and to learn from because stories inspire, stories teach, and stories heal! We are one spirit; one soul; one world; and together we are creating a library of stories and life lessons. Sharing Life Lessons has expanded to YouTube.  Please click the link below and subscribe. Also click on the bell to be notified of all new episodes. https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw To support the creation of this podcast please go to https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons and click on the support button with the dollar sign to sign up for a monthly subscription for an amount of your choice. This will enable me to continue to bring to you an enhanced season 10. The target audience for this episode is EVERYONE; especially those interested in learning about Energy, vibration and frequency. Our guest for today is Salima Balouchi. Salima Balouchi holds a Doctor of Homeopathy, is a Reiki Master, and an Acupuncturist with a longstanding career in delivering energy therapies. Her choice of career was catalysed by a long research sabbatical during which she focused on the connection between Conscious and Subconscious/Unconscious Mind and its applications for Quantum Healing. Over the past 20 years, Salima has mentored and coached Celebrities and Executives, as well as delivered keynote speeches and workshops around various subjects such as Reiki, Wellness, Motivation, and Personal Development. Links for Salima: https://www.facebook.com/vibratehigherandevolve https://soulvibrations-sv.com/ https://bit.ly/35CoviN Here are my key takeaways from this discussion: 1. Meditation allows you to sit quietly and allows you to listen, to observe, to expand. And that is the time that you get the most breakthroughs, those epiphanies and those aha moments really come through when you allow yourself to sit back and listen and observe while meditating. 2. Energy and vibration can be measured. If we are among people of the same vibration and energy as ours, we will be among our own tribe. But that is not always a good thing because if our like-mindedness is narrow or negative, that's exactly what we are going to attract. People will attract only those people whose energy vibrates at the same level as their own, whether that's high or low. 3. Salima gave us descriptions for a scale of vibration levels from zero to 1000+. She also detailed for us the body sway test to measure our vibration level as well as to check if our chakras are open or close. Salima said we can also test other people’s vibration levels with the same method. This would guide us whether we want to form a relationship with the person or stay away. 4. If your result tells you that you are vibrating at a higher level, then you know that you are open to greater experiences, that you're in manifesting mode. You're deserving is higher. Your manifesting is higher. Your abilities are higher because your frequency is at a greater level. So, let’s keep track of where we are and let’s take full responsibility for our vibration, our frequency, our emotions, the tribe we attract, and our overall experiences. I will bring you the next episode of Sharing Life Lessons next weekend.  Until then, 'be happy, be safe and be blessed'. Podcast links: YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw Apple Podcast:    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sharing-life-lessons/id1495248815?uo=4 Spotify:     https://open.spotify.com/show/1EZMzRw1cWMyvSiyeeyTRdD
29:31
May 03, 2022
Season 10; Episode 95: Each of us can raise mass consciousness, together! A discussion with a renowned thought leader. Part 2 of 2
Welcome to Episode #95 of SEASON 10 of 'Sharing Life Lessons'.  A podcast that brings you stories from around the world to to learn from because stories matter, stories inspire, stories teach, and stories heal!!  We are one spirit; one soul; one world and together we are creating a library of stories and life lessons. Sharing Life Lessons has expanded to YouTube.  Please click the link below and subscribe. Also click on the bell to be notified of new episodes. https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw To support the creation of this podcast please go to https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons and hit the support button with the dollar sign to sign up for a monthly subscription for an amount of your choice. This will enable me to continue to bring to you an enhanced season 10. The target audience for this episode is EVERYONE Our guest for today is Amyn Dahya. Amyn is a thought leader whose unique life experiences embody a holistic combination of scientific excellence in the environmental field, fostered by a deep understanding of spirituality and its unifying, humanistic principles. After a life-threatening accident in the Himalayas, he went through an intensive transformation that opened his mind to deep and profound inspirations, which he has penned into seven books. These inspirations have also led him towards a realization of a range of simple, universal, meditative techniques that maximize the human power of thought for material and spiritual growth.  Dr. Dahya shares these inspired techniques through free online webinars and workshops, with the goal of helping build a global positive human consciousness. Website:  https://amyndahya.com/index.php Email: team@amyndahya.com YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8Jduy3Mlwf52LFQdGC_LaA How does a dot matrix printer work? https://youtu.be/IjFPopLKiAk My key takeaways from this episode are: 1. Cyrus, the angel of knowledge and Luminous, the angel of light help Amyn in making simple the concept of thought vibration. They beautifully explained to us through the example of a dot matrix printer how higher vibrating thoughts produce absolute clarity and lower vibrating thoughts result in chaos in our lives. Thus, each one of us is defined by the quality of our thoughts. 2. We all need to produce thoughts of the highest vibration because they are germinating like seeds in the hearts and minds of people and are contributing to the mass consciousness of humanity. By collectively raising our vibration, we will raise the much-needed mass consciousness, which is why each one of us has a role to play in this. 3. Because we are surrounded by atrocities and negativity, we can either become the solution or become a bigger part of the problem. The choice is ours. If we chose to be the solution, then instead of getting angry and depressed about these events, our reaction as individuals should be one of going within, into the oneness, seeking healing, seeking help, sending them light, sending them positivity 4. We must not underestimate our role in creation to foster positive, powerful, and profound change that is desperately needed. So, let’s together be beacons that raise the vibration of the world. I will bring you the next episode next weekend, until then Be Happy, Be Safe and Be Blessed. Episode Links: YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw Apple Podcast:    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sharing-life-lessons/id1495248815?uo=4 Spotify:     https://open.spotify.com/show/1EZMzRw1cWMyvSiyeeyTRdD
25:46
April 26, 2022
Season 10; Episode 94: Thought has life! A discussion about the power of thought with a spiritual thought leader. Part 1 of 2
Welcome to Episode #94 of SEASON 10 of 'Sharing Life Lessons'.  A podcast that brings you stories from around the world to to learn from because stories matter, stories inspire, stories teach, and stories heal!!  We are one spirit; one soul; one world and together we are creating a library of stories and life lessons. Sharing Life Lessons has expanded to YouTube.  Please click the link below and subscribe. Also click on the bell to be notified of new episodes. https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw To support the creation of this podcast please go to https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons and hit the support button with the dollar sign to sign up for a monthly subscription for an amount of your choice. This will enable me to continue to bring to you an enhanced season 6. The target audience for this episode is EVERYONE Our guest for today is Amyn Dahya. Amyn is a thought leader and mentor whose unique life experiences embody a holistic combination of scientific excellence in the environmental field, fostered by a deep understanding of spirituality and its unifying, humanistic principles. After a life-threatening accident in the Himalayas, he went through an intensive transformation that opened his mind to deep and profound inspirations, which he has penned into seven books. These inspirations have also led him towards a realization of a range of simple, universal, meditative techniques that maximize the human power of thought for material and spiritual growth and wellbeing.  Dr. Dahya shares these inspired techniques through free online webinars and workshops, with the goal of helping build a global positive human consciousness. Website:  https://amyndahya.com/index.php Email: team@amyndahya.com YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8Jduy3Mlwf52LFQdGC_LaA Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/amyn.dahya.2/ My key takeaways from the discussion in this episode are as follows: 1. When you're living your life, you boil it down to two simple elements. One is moments and the other is thought. 2. Thought has life. The more we repeat this to ourselves, the more we will be in full awareness of the thoughts we are entertaining. 3. The mind has 3 levels: the lower or basic mind is there to help us sustain in this world. The next level are the higher-level thoughts that help us make bigger and broader decisions. The decisions themselves however, come from the highest and most enlightened level of our mind: the intellect. The intellect borders between the material mind and the spiritual being. This is your higher self, your soul, your creator – whatever name you want to give it. 4. Vibration is the level of intelligence embodied in any given thought. Thoughts from your lower-level mind are of the lowest vibration and thoughts that emerge from the intellect are of the highest vibration. 5. Each one of us is an extremely empowered being because we have our roots in that infinite intelligence, which is our creator. None of us is more powerful than the other, but we are all enablers for each other. 6. And finally, let's begin to believe in the power of our thoughts because thought has life! I will bring you the 2nd part of this series next weekend, until then Be Happy, Be Safe and Be Blessed. Episode Links: YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw Apple Podcast:    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sharing-life-lessons/id1495248815?uo=4 Spotify:     https://open.spotify.com/show/1EZMzRw1cWMyvSiyeeyTRdD
22:07
April 18, 2022
Season 10; Episode 93: Empathy is a sense that we are all born with. The more we practice it, the stronger it becomes!
I am delighted to welcome you to Episode #93 of SEASON 10 of 'Sharing Life Lessons'.  A podcast that brings you stories from around the world to have fun with and to learn from because stories inspire, stories teach, and stories heal! We are one spirit; one soul; one world; and together we are creating a library of stories and life lessons. Sharing Life Lessons has expanded to YouTube.  Please click the link below and subscribe. Also click on the bell to be notified of all new episodes. https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw To support the creation of this podcast please go to https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons and click on the support button with the dollar sign to sign up for a monthly subscription for an amount of your choice. This will enable me to continue to bring to you an enhanced season 10. The target audience for this episode is EVERYONE; especially those who are leaders in organizations Our guest for today is Rob Volpe. Rob is an astute observer of life and a master storyteller who brings empathy and compassion to the human experience. As CEO of Ignite 360, he leads a team of insights, strategy, and creative professionals serving the world’s leading brands across a range of industries. He is the author of Tell Me More About That: Solving the Empathy Crisis One Conversation at a Time. As a thought leader in the role of empathy in marketing and the workplace, he is a contributor to Entrepreneur’s Leadership Network and frequently speaks on the topic at conferences, corporations, colleges, podcasts and with the media.  He is a graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and lives in San Francisco with his husband and 3 cats. Resources/links for Rob: www.5stepstoempathy.com www.ignite-360.com Please check out my first book, Tell Me More About That: Solving the Empathy Crisis One Conversation at a Time now available! Here is a summary of my conversation with Rob regarding Empathy in our personal and professional lives: 1. There is an empathy crisis going on. Empathy is an E word that people are afraid of. 2. There are 2 kinds of empathy – emotional empathy and cognitive empathy, and the latter is about being able to see the perspective of others without any personal judgment.  3. Many leaders fear that if they are empathetic then people will walk over them and what Rob wants to point out is that we can support our team/ direct reports/ co-workers empathetically and still play within the rules of the organization. 4. How do we include empathy in any organization? Leaders must model and practice the behavior. We are all leaders in some form, whether we're leading a project, or leading a team, or leading a function in our company, we're all leaders at some point. 5. Lastly, like taste and smell and sight, empathy is a sense. It's a sense we're born with. We must exercise or practice it for it to become strong. When we can build our empathy muscle back up, we can instinctually and intuitively start to understand how to approach somebody empathetically. I will bring you the next episode of Sharing Life Lessons next weekend, until then Be Happy, Be Safe and Be Blessed. Episode Links: YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw Apple Podcast:    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sharing-life-lessons/id1495248815?uo=4 Spotify:     https://open.spotify.com/show/1EZMzRw1cWMyvSiyeeyTRdD
28:36
April 07, 2022
Season 10; Episode 92: How to raise our vibration to manifest instantaneously! Part 2 of 3.
I am delighted to welcome you to Episode #92, the first episode of SEASON 10 of 'Sharing Life Lessons'.  A podcast that brings you stories from around the world to have fun with and to learn from because stories inspire, stories teach, and stories heal! We are one spirit; one soul; one world; and together we are creating a library of stories and life lessons. Sharing Life Lessons has expanded to YouTube.  Please click the link below and subscribe. Also click on the bell to be notified of all new episodes. https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw To support the creation of this podcast please go to https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons and click on the support button with the dollar sign to sign up for a monthly subscription for an amount of your choice. This will enable me to continue to bring to you an enhanced season 10. The target audience for this episode is EVERYONE; especially those interested in learning about the Law of Attraction Our guest for today is Salima Balouchi. Salima Balouchi holds a Doctor of Homeopathy, is a Reiki Master, and an Acupuncturist with a longstanding career in delivering energy therapies. Her choice of career was catalysed by a long research sabbatical during which she focused on the connection between Conscious and Subconscious/Unconscious Mind and its applications for Quantum Healing. Over the past 20 years, Salima has mentored and coached Celebrities and Executives, as well as delivered keynote speeches and workshops around various subjects such as Reiki, Wellness, Motivation, and Personal Development. Links for Salima: https://www.facebook.com/vibratehigherandevolve https://soulvibrations-sv.com/ https://bit.ly/35CoviN Here is a summary of my conversation with Salima regarding the components of the Law of Attraction: 1. Most of us have trouble with boundaries, most of us don't know how to set boundaries or say no. But if we want to keep our vibration high, we will have to say, oh no, I'm not compromising my vibration, which enables us to automatically set our boundaries.  Those people that are willing to be with us on our journey will automatically raise their vibration to match ours. 2. We must understand that there is nothing in the world that says you get to be rich. You get to be poor. You get to be happy. You get to be sad. You get to manifest, you get stuck. If we just grab what we are deserving of, what we are entitled to, it's so much easier than waiting around for something to drop in your lap. 3. This is not an all-exhaustive list but some tools to elevate our vibration that Salima mentioned are meditation, being in nature, finding something that grounds us, and having a good support system. 4. It's dumbfounding how we have so much more power and grip over our lives than we really think and if people understand this basic, simple, and deep concept, their whole lives can change instantaneously. We have much more power than we realize 5. Our third eye is our intuition, it is our psychic awareness, it is our gut. It can be developed. This gift can be yours, all you have to do is be open to receiving it, to enhancing it, to evolving it, so you can be the one that starts that generational gift of passing it down. I will bring you the next episode of Sharing Life Lessons next weekend.  Until then, 'be happy, be safe and be blessed'. Podcast links: YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw Apple Podcast:    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sharing-life-lessons/id1495248815?uo=4 Spotify:     https://open.spotify.com/show/1EZMzRw1cWMyvSiyeeyTRdD
21:19
March 21, 2022
Season 10; Episode 91: You can raise your vibration - Your vibe attracts your tribe! Part 1 of 3
I am delighted to welcome you to Episode #91, the first episode of SEASON 10 of 'Sharing Life Lessons'.  A podcast that brings you stories from around the world to have fun with and to learn from because stories inspire, stories teach, and stories heal! We are one spirit; one soul; one world; and together we are creating a library of stories and life lessons. Sharing Life Lessons has expanded to YouTube.  Please click the link below and subscribe. Also click on the bell to be notified of all new episodes. https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw To support the creation of this podcast please go to https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons and click on the support button with the dollar sign to sign up for a monthly subscription for an amount of your choice. This will enable me to continue to bring to you an enhanced season 10. The target audience for this episode is EVERYONE; especially those interested in learning about the Law of Attraction Our guest for today is Salima Balouchi. Salima Balouchi holds a Doctor of Homeopathy, is a Reiki Master, and an Acupuncturist with a longstanding career in delivering energy therapies. Her choice of career was catalysed by a long research sabbatical during which she focused on the connection between Conscious and Subconscious/Unconscious Mind and its applications for Quantum Healing. Over the past 20 years, Salima has mentored and coached Celebrities and Executives, as well as delivered keynote speeches and workshops around various subjects such as Reiki, Wellness, Motivation, and Personal Development.  Links for Salima: https://www.facebook.com/vibratehigherandevolve https://soulvibrations-sv.com/ https://bit.ly/35CoviN Here is a summary of my conversation with Victoria regarding the components of the Law of Attraction: 1. There's more to this entire universe than just what we are grasping on a conscious level. Everything around us and about us is energy. 2. We are limitless beings. And if we realize the power that we hold to make things happen, we'd be dumbfounded at how instantaneous manifesting can be, how instantaneously you can shift your emotion or shift your vibration. 3. Our subconscious mind holds 90% of the power and our conscious mind holds 10%. Can you imagine how powerful we can be as beings, if we tap into that 90% versus the 10%, and that can only happen when we start to raise our vibration. 4. As you raise your vibration, you raise your experiences, the higher the vibration, the greater the experiences. If you have higher standards, if you want to demand nothing but the best for yourself, if you want to lift your life, if you want a better career, if you want stronger relationships, if you want to earn more money, you need to keep raising that vibration. The only problem with vibration and frequency is that the higher you get, you will not resonate with lower vibration or lower frequency. 5. As you raise your vibration, you automatically filter out people that are of a different vibration, of a lower vibration. And you start to attract your tribe that are of a similar vibration as yours, which is why Salima says your vibe attracts your tribe. I will bring you the 2nd part of this episode next weekend.  Until then, 'be happy, be safe and be blessed'. Podcast links: YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw Apple Podcast:    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sharing-life-lessons/id1495248815?uo=4 Spotify:     https://open.spotify.com/show/1EZMzRw1cWMyvSiyeeyTRdD
26:28
March 14, 2022
Season 9; Episode 90: The Law of Attraction; How to align with our highest truth! A discussion with a spiritual coach.
I am delighted to welcome you to Episode #90, the last episode of SEASON 9 of 'Sharing Life Lessons'.  A podcast that brings you stories from around the world to have fun with and to learn from because stories inspire, stories teach, and stories heal! We are one spirit; one soul; one world; and together we are creating a library of stories and life lessons. Sharing Life Lessons has expanded to YouTube.  Please click the link below and subscribe. Also click on the bell to be notified of all new episodes. https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw To support the creation of this podcast please go to https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons and click on the support button with the dollar sign to sign up for a monthly subscription for an amount of your choice. This will enable me to continue to bring to you an enhanced season 10. The target audience for this episode is EVERYONE; especially those interested in learning about the Law of Attraction Our guest for today is Victoria Shaw. Victoria is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Spiritual Coach who combines her background and training in psychology and counseling with her intuitive gifts to help clients heal, grow and realize their spiritual and full personal potential.  She takes a holistic approach to counseling, addressing clients’ concerns on the mind/body/spiritual levels. She especially loves working with people who are committed to using their struggles and life experiences to fuel their own spiritual awakening.  Victoria is the author of four self-help books for parents, children and teens, the host of Intuitive Connection podcast, and the mother of two spirited (now adult) children. Links for Victoria: https://victoriashawintuitive.com/ www.instagram.com/victoriashawintuitive Here is a summary of my conversation with Victoria regarding the components of the Law of Attraction: 1. the basic idea of the law of attraction is that we are energy beings and everything's energy. And so we attract into our experience, to our space that which matches the vibration that we're sending out. Everything has a vibration. Thoughts have an energy, feelings have an energy, emotions have an energy, how you respond to things, have an energy and you kind of tie it all up together. And that's the aggregate vibe you're putting out. 2. Intuition doesn't come from our brains but comes from our deeper inner selves. It is our connection to our soul, to our higher selves, to our spirit, to source to God, however you want to look at it. We all have it. And when we start to align with that higher wisdom, that's when we start to live the life that our soul and our spirit has planned for us. Remember Nelson Mandela’s quote in the introduction of this episode? We were born to make manifest the glory of God/Universe/Higher Self that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. 3. Law of attraction is the basis of how the world works and how the universe works. Thus, it's how life works. But it is not as the desire to control life because that will not get you very far and get you very much joy, but rather as a way to harmonize and flow with life, and flow with life more consciously. I will bring you the first episode of season #10 of Sharing Life Lessons on Wednesday March 9th.  Until then, 'be happy, be safe and be blessed'. Podcast links: YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw Apple Podcast:    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sharing-life-lessons/id1495248815?uo=4 Spotify:     https://open.spotify.com/show/1EZMzRw1cWMyvSiyeeyTRdD
29:45
February 17, 2022
Season 9; Episode: 89: Valuable Life Lessons from Ed, a 98-year-old holocaust survivor!
I am delighted to welcome you to Episode #89 of SEASON 9 of 'Sharing Life Lessons'.  A podcast that brings you stories from around the world to have fun with and to learn from because stories inspire, stories teach, and stories heal! We are one spirit; one soul; one world; and together we are creating a library of stories and life lessons. Sharing Life Lessons has expanded to YouTube.  Please click the link below and subscribe. Also click on the bell to be notified of all new episodes. https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw To donate into the Halt #Sexforpads campaign please go to:  https://tinyurl.com/DonateYIET To support the creation of this podcast please go to https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons and click on the support button with the dollar sign to sign up for a monthly subscription for an amount of your choice. This will enable me to continue to bring to you an enhanced season 9. The target audience for this episode is EVERYONE For this episode, I am bringing you a virtual guest - Eddie Jaku. He is a holocaust survivor and in a short clip of 1 minute 6 seconds, he has taught us so much. Links for Sharing Life Lessons and for Hamidah: Facebook page: Sharing Life Lessons | Facebook Instagram handle: @sharinglifelessons YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw Apple Podcast:    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sharing-life-lessons/id1495248815?uo=4 Spotify:     https://open.spotify.com/show/1EZMzRw1cWMyvSiyeeyTRdD These are the Key Takeaways from this episode: 1. Hate is a disease – it destroys both your enemy, and it destroys you too. This is a message from someone who experienced the atrocities of the holocaust. If anyone has the right to hate, it is him, but he is the one telling us not to hate. I don’t think he leaves us with a choice, we may as well just listen to him and wish away all feelings of hate in us. 2. Friendships are one of the ingredients for the secret sauce to a happy life, but you cannot buy friendship. So, let’s surround ourselves and keep our friendships. They are priceless. 3. What you give, you get back. You give nothing you get nothing back. Some of us have enough to give and many of us have the need to get. The reason why this lesson is more meaningful to me personally is that for 86 episodes of Sharing Life Lessons we shared knowledge, we gave, and we received words of wisdom from so many guests – but now it is time to walk our talk. 4. Finally, I quote Ed, he said, if you don’t learn from us – you will not have a future. What he really means is we must share knowledge and learn from each other. Especially learn from those who have had experiences, which is exactly what we are doing through Sharing Life Lessons. Living through and surviving the holocaust is an experience very few of us can claim we got close to. We are one spirit, one soul, one world. It is time to walk our talk! I will bring you the 90th and last episode of season 9 of Sharing Life Lessons next Wednesday.  Until then, 'be happy, be safe and be blessed'.
11:58
February 11, 2022
Season 9; Episode: 88: Laugh and be happy! Discussion with a Chief Happiness Officer.
I am delighted to welcome you to Episode #88 of SEASON 9 of 'Sharing Life Lessons'.  A podcast that brings you stories from around the world to have fun with and to learn from because stories inspire, stories teach, and stories heal! We are one spirit; one soul; one world; and together we are creating a library of stories and life lessons. Sharing Life Lessons has expanded to YouTube.  Please click the link below and subscribe. Also click on the bell to be notified of all new episodes. https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw To support the creation of this podcast please go to https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons and click on the support button with the dollar sign to sign up for a monthly subscription for an amount of your choice. This will enable me to continue to bring to you an enhanced season 9. The target audience for this episode is EVERYONE Our guest for today is Mahesh Pamnani.  Mahesh is a motivational speaker/trainer and Chief Happiness Officer at Inspire2Aspire Consulting, Hong Kong with over 31 years business experience. His mission in life is to spread health and happiness in the world. He uses a holistic (whole person well-being) approach to empower people to achieve their personal and professional wellness goals and be Healthy, Happy, Vibrant, Positive, Energized & Engaged. He has trained leaders and staff at Asia's leading companies in the following industries: banks, finance & insurance companies, TV stations, government departments, hospitals, property, hotels, education, training & development, and delivers key note addresses at conferences. Links for Mahesh: Website : https://www.inspire2aspire.org Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Inspire2AspireConsulting/ Yotube : https://www.youtube.com/user/laughyogahk These are my Key Takeaways from my dialogue with Mahesh: 1. Life is about something other than just making money. 2. Do not disrespect your body. If we learn that lesson now when we are healthy then maybe we won’t have to learn it the hard way or when it is too late. This may sound too dramatic but I have seen many who are left with the regret that they wished that they had not neglected their body and health. 3. One fun fact that Mahesh mentioned is that if you can increase your vocabulary by 1000 words, then your salary will double. Mahesh said it was proven but I have not verified it – let’s be adventurous and test it out for ourselves. If we can double our salary by increasing our vocabulary then it is a small price to pay – let’s just do it and check it out for ourselves. 4. There are highs of life and then there are lows of life. Lows of life are not bad, but instead they are good. Have positive emotions but don’t be afraid of the negative emotions. You can cry it out. Both laughing and crying are therapeutic emotions. I will bring you the next episode of Sharing Life Lessons next Wednesday.  Until then, 'be happy, be safe and be blessed'. Podcast links: YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw Apple Podcast:    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sharing-life-lessons/id1495248815?uo=4 Spotify:     https://open.spotify.com/show/1EZMzRw1cWMyvSiyeeyTRdD
27:44
February 02, 2022
Season 9; Episode: 87: Sex for pads. It is real. We can uplift an entire generation of young girls!
I am delighted to welcome you to Episode #87 of SEASON 9 of 'Sharing Life Lessons'.  A podcast that brings you stories from around the world to have fun with and to learn from because stories inspire, stories teach, and stories heal! We are one spirit; one soul; one world; and together we are creating a library of stories and life lessons. Sharing Life Lessons has expanded to YouTube.  Please click the link below and subscribe. Also click on the bell to be notified of all new episodes. https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw Email address for Sharing Life Lessons: Sharinglifelessons101@gmail.com This is an important episode towards social impact. Together we can uplift a whole generation of young girls in Africa! TO DONATE TO THE REUSABLE MENSTRUAL PAD TRAINIGN PROGRAM IN AFRICA, PLEASE CLICK: https://tinyurl.com/DonateYIET Remember It is every person’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he or she takes out of it.” ~ Albert Einstein The target audience for this episode is EVERYONE Our guest for today is Charlyn Kirabo, a very lovely 22-year-old young lady from Uganda Africa. She is the founder of Kirabo Women Initiative, pursuing her bachelors in business and finance, and currently running the "She Needs A Pad Project (SNAP) which is aiming at training girls across the country on how to make reusable menstrual pads and also distribute reusable pads in schools and communities. I urge you to listen to her to the end – the issue we are talking about for the young girls of Africa is real and with a negative impact on a whole generation. TO DONATE PLEASE CLICK: https://tinyurl.com/DonateYIET These are Key reasons why you should donate and what impact your donations will have: 1. 1. Your donations will enable reusable menstrual pad training to all age groups starting from girls of 10 years old. In essence, we are teaching them to fish so they are never in menstrual poverty ever again. This is the only permanent solution to this problem. 2. Your donations will help end the awful phenomenon in certain parts of Uganda of Sex for Pads. As Charlyn said – girls are so embarrassed in school when they are menstruating and their clothes stain, that they rather give their bodies to older men who take advantage of this fact and give them a few thousand shillings in exchange for sex. The girls in turn use the money they get to buy menstrual pads. It breaks my heart to know that this is happening to so many young girls, our goal should be to get to a point that not a single girl feels the need to get money for pads in this manner. If this stops, so will HIV infections and early pregnancies. So let’s put reusable menstrual pad in every young girl’s hand. 3. Your donations will return self-esteem and self-development to the girls we train, because they will not skip school for a week per month nor will they drop out from school. Realistically you are not only helping these girls but also their generations to come. Please join me in our first step together towards universal transformation. We are all connected. Let’s use this connectivity and uplift those who need it the most. Let’s build our world the way we want to from the ground up. I will bring you the next episode of Sharing Life Lessons next Wednesday.  Until then, 'be happy, be safe and be blessed'. Podcast links: YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw Apple Podcast:    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sharing-life-lessons/id1495248815?uo=4 Spotify:     https://open.spotify.com/show/1EZMzRw1cWMyvSiyeeyTRdD
26:52
January 27, 2022
Season 9; Episode: 86: Never make a decision when you are desperate!
I am delighted to welcome you to Episode #86 of SEASON 9 of 'Sharing Life Lessons'.  A podcast that brings you stories from around the world to have fun with and to learn from because stories inspire, stories teach, and stories heal! We are one spirit; one soul; one world; and together we are creating a library of stories and life lessons. Sharing Life Lessons has expanded to YouTube.  Please click the link below and subscribe. Also click on the bell to be notified of all new episodes. https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw Email address for Sharing Life Lessons: Sharinglifelessons101@gmail.com To support the creation of this podcast please go to https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons and click on the support button with the dollar sign to sign up for a monthly subscription for an amount of your choice. This will enable me to continue to bring to you an enhanced season 9. The target audience for this episode is EVERYONE Our guest for today is Kyndra Crumb.  Hailing from ATL, Kyndra is an up and coming comedian who is a recent graduate. She obtained her Bachelors in mass communications with a concentration in radio/tv/film. Someday she plans on having her own radio/tv show. Links for Kyndra: Instagram: @thekyndracrumpshow Book name: Diamond in the rough Where to buy: https://www.lulu.com/shop/kendra-crump/diamond-in-the-rough/ebook/product-mrvqr8.html?page=1&pageSize=4 These are my Key Takeaways from my dialogue with Kyndra: 1. If you don’t know what to say then don’t say anything at all. Always remember, your words carry weight and bearing in the life of others. Choose them wisely. 2. You cannot smoke or drink or shop or eat your problems away. 3. Don’t compare yourself to anyone. No two people are alike. Remember the saying, If you ask a fish to climb a tree, it can put in the effort with grit and will power. But ultimately the monkey is going to fly right by it to the top of the tree and leave the fish feeling like a failure. Why would you compare a fish with a monkey? Similarly if you are a parent, understand that your child is unique and you will only limit him or her if you compare them to other children. 4. It is ok to cry, it is ok to show your emotions. Don’t keep your feelings bottled up. There is always someone who will listen to your story. And here is my offer – if you don’t find anyone to listen to your story then please connect with me at sharinglifelessons101@gmail.com and I will be honored to listen to it. 5. Never make a decision when you are desperate because in most likelihood, it will be a bad decision. I will bring you the next episode of Sharing Life Lessons next Wednesday.  Until then, 'be happy, be safe and be blessed'. Podcast links: YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw Apple Podcast:    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sharing-life-lessons/id1495248815?uo=4 Spotify:     https://open.spotify.com/show/1EZMzRw1cWMyvSiyeeyTRdD
24:40
January 19, 2022
Season 9; Episode: 85: Pick a date and make it happen & Stories are powerful! Discussion with a master storyteller.
I am delighted to welcome you to Episode #85 of SEASON 9 of 'Sharing Life Lessons'.  A podcast that brings you stories from around the world to have fun with and to learn from because stories inspire, stories teach, and stories heal! We are one spirit; one soul; one world; and together we are creating a library of stories and life lessons. Sharing Life Lessons has expanded to YouTube.  Please click the link below and subscribe. Also click on the bell to be notified of all new episodes. https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw To support the creation of this podcast please go to https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons and click on the support button with the dollar sign to sign up for a monthly subscription for an amount of your choice. This will enable me to continue to bring to you an enhanced season 9. The target audience for this episode is EVERYONE Our guest for today is Doug Stevenson, CSP.  Doug is the CEO of Story Theater International. He is the creator of The Story Theater Method and a master storyteller and storytelling in business speaker, trainer, and coach. Doug has taught storytelling for business success to clients as diverse as Coca-Cola, Verizon, Deloitte, Caterpillar, Microsoft, Abbott Labs, US Bank, and USAA Insurance. Links for Doug: Website:  www.storytelling-in-business.com                  www.storytelling-in-business.com/newsletter LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dougstevenson1/ YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/storytheater?feature=results_main These are my Key Takeaways from my dialogue with Doug: 1. Sometimes your life’s path reveals itself to you 2. You don’t find your real path without going off on the wrong path. It just seems to be part of the process that we must stumble and slip into our genius. 3. When you pick a date and you commit to a course of action to change the direction of your life, things start to fall into place. People show up, Doug calls them allies and angels and I call them earth angels as you may have heard me tell my earth angel story in episode #21. They show up, people start to support you in your vision and your dream. Don't keep putting it off because you have a perfect plan, or you are waiting for the perfect circumstance. Pick a date and make it happen. 4. Doug’s final message is: Your story can change other people's life. It does not have to be profound or dramatic. Each one of us has a life story and the lessons we learned from it, which we ought to pass along to other people. Doug says, find your stories, harvest the stories from your life and ask yourself, what have I learned? What can I pass along to someone? And then when there's that right moment in time, tell your story, share your story, share your life lessons. 😊 I will bring you the next episode of Sharing Life Lessons next Wednesday.  Until then, 'be happy, be safe and be blessed'. Podcast links: YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw Apple Podcast:    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sharing-life-lessons/id1495248815?uo=4 Spotify:     https://open.spotify.com/show/1EZMzRw1cWMyvSiyeeyTRdD
31:28
January 13, 2022
Season 9; Episode: 84: 2022 will be a year of universal transformation! A new year's message from the host.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MY LISTENERS! I am delighted to welcome you to Episode #84 of SEASON 9 (the first episode of 2022) of 'Sharing Life Lessons'.  A podcast that brings you stories from around the world to have fun with and to learn from because stories inspire, stories teach, and stories heal! We are one spirit; one soul; one world; and together we are creating a library of stories and life lessons. Sharing Life Lessons has expanded to YouTube.  Please click the link below and subscribe. Also click on the bell to be notified of all new episodes. https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw To support the creation of this podcast please go to https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons and click on the support button with the dollar sign to sign up for a monthly subscription for an amount of your choice. This will enable me to continue to bring to you an enhanced season 9. The target audience for this episode is EVERYONE For this episode, I am not bringing you a guest because I want to take the time in this first episode of 2022 to set the tone for what to expect of SLL in this new year, in this new beginning. Links for Sharing Life Lessons and for Hamidah: Facebook page: Sharing Life Lessons | Facebook Instagram handle: @sharinglifelessons YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw Apple Podcast:    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sharing-life-lessons/id1495248815?uo=4 Spotify:     https://open.spotify.com/show/1EZMzRw1cWMyvSiyeeyTRdD These are the Key Takeaways from this episode: 1. Let us end with gratitude and begin with hope. 2. KNOW and BELIEVE that the end is great, regardless of the events occurring in your life. If you believe that you will manifest what you desire, then you will manifest it. 3. Let’s be deliberate in everything we do and know that we always have a choice😊 I will bring you the next episode of Sharing Life Lessons next Wednesday.  Until then, 'be happy, be safe and be blessed'.
11:35
January 05, 2022
Season 9; Episode: 83: Listen to your intuition; the magic of intuition is all around you! Discussion with an intuitive coach.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MY LISTENERS!  I am delighted to welcome you to Episode #83 of SEASON 9 of 'Sharing Life Lessons'.  A podcast that brings you stories from around the world to have fun with and to learn from because stories inspire, stories teach, and stories heal! We are one spirit; one soul; one world; and together we are creating a library of stories and life lessons. Sharing Life Lessons has expanded to YouTube.  Please click the link below and subscribe. Also click on the bell to be notified of all new episodes. https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw To support the creation of this podcast please go to https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons and click on the support button with the dollar sign to sign up for a monthly subscription for an amount of your choice. This will enable me to continue to bring to you an enhanced season 9. The target audience for this episode is EVERYONE Our guest for today is Kim Kogane. Kim is a writer, podcast host, and intuitive coach. She is passionate about helping guide others towards pursuing their unique life path with ease and joy. Her hope in sharing her work is that those who find it will feel less alone in their experience. You can find regular life updates and thoughtful interviews on her podcast, the Floating Experiment. She currently lives in Seattle, Washington with her dog, Cauchy. Links for Kim:  www.kimkogane.com The Floating Experiment Podcast Full episode on inner work: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-floating-experiment/id1561066764?i=1000540700134 Instagram handle: @kimkogane These are my Key Takeaways from my dialogue with Kim: 1. When people want to get started with intuition work, the idea is to start small. Sit with yourself and ask yourself, what is something that is really important to me that I want to do, and then write it down and create a small written goal for yourself. And then show up for yourself and build that trust with yourself. Building that self-trust is really the first step. 2. Intuition can speak to us in many ways and not just through words necessarily. It could be through body sensations, in our writing, while meditating, or through signs in nature. Intuition magic is all around us all the time, but sometimes we just don't notice. 3. Once you have made the connection with your intuition, remember to ask it questions for anything you are searching an answer for. Also know that our intuition is patient and will not judge so go ahead and really have fun with it! I know I do 😊 I will bring you the next episode of Sharing Life Lessons next Wednesday.  Until then, 'be happy, be safe and be blessed'. Podcast links: YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw Apple Podcast:    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sharing-life-lessons/id1495248815?uo=4 Spotify:     https://open.spotify.com/show/1EZMzRw1cWMyvSiyeeyTRdD
21:16
December 29, 2021
Season 9; Episode: 82: We can harness the power of our subconscious mind! Discussion with a hypnotist.
I am delighted to welcome you to Episode #82 of SEASON 9 of 'Sharing Life Lessons'.  A podcast that brings you stories from around the world to have fun with and to learn from because stories inspire, stories teach, and stories heal! We are one spirit; one soul; one world; and together we are creating a library of stories and life lessons. Sharing Life Lessons has expanded to YouTube.  Please click the link below and subscribe. Also click on the bell to be notified of all new episodes. https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw To make an impact on the world during this season of giving, please donate at Fundraiser by Hamidah: Education Aid for Social Equality (gofundme.com) To support the creation of this podcast please go to https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons and click on the support button with the dollar sign to sign up for a monthly subscription for an amount of your choice. This will enable me to continue to bring to you an enhanced season 9. The target audience for this episode is EVERYONE Our guest for today is Stephanie Dalfonzo.  Stephanie was the very first automated voice back in the 1980s when she was Celebrity Radio DJ “Stevie Knox,” Back then, she “hypnotized” her listeners to come back day after day. For the past 17 years, as an Integrative Hypnotist, she has been using her voice to literally hypnotize her clients into making incredible life changes. Stephanie uses hypnosis to help women leaders and entrepreneurs get out of their own way, see the possibilities of where they can go and grow their business. She is also the author of “Goodbye Anxiety, Hello Freedom,” available on Amazon. Free Resource from Stephanie: 5EasyWaysToCalmAnxiety.com Website link: www.StephanieDalfonzo.com Instagram handle: https://www.instagram.com/stephaniedalfonzo/ These are my Key Takeaways from my dialogue with Stephanie: 1. The power of listening to messages is that if you listen to one, another will come by and then when you pay attention to that message, another one shows up and soon enough they are everywhere. Many of us have experienced it. If not, then all you must do is be open and they will show up 2. Whenever you feel you need a pattern interrupt or a shift in an unwanted energy, ask yourself ‘what is right, right now’? or for that matter, if you see anyone in the family or among friends, who needs an energy shift, ask them this same question. Before they go too deep in the negative territory, stop them and ask ‘What is right, right now for you’? 3. We can harness the power of our subconscious minds. Stephanie has showed us how. I will bring you the next episode of Sharing Life Lessons next Wednesday.  Until then, 'be happy, be safe and be blessed'. Podcast links: YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw Apple Podcast:    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sharing-life-lessons/id1495248815?uo=4 Spotify:     https://open.spotify.com/show/1EZMzRw1cWMyvSiyeeyTRdD
32:47
December 22, 2021
Season 9; Episode: 81: Look at it this way: The blind leading the sighted!
I am delighted to welcome you to the first episode (Episode #81) of SEASON 9 of 'Sharing Life Lessons'.  A podcast that brings you stories from around the world to have fun with and to learn from because stories inspire, stories teach, and stories heal! We are one spirit; one soul; one world; and together we are creating a library of stories and life lessons. Sharing Life Lessons has expanded to YouTube.  Please click the link below and subscribe. Also click on the bell to be notified of all new episodes. https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw To make an impact on the world during this season of giving, please donate at Fundraiser by Hamidah: Education Aid for Social Equality (gofundme.com) To support the creation of this podcast please go to https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons and click on the support button with the dollar sign to sign up for a monthly subscription for an amount of your choice. This will enable me to continue to bring to you an enhanced season 9. The target audience for this episode is EVERYONE Our guest for today is Sammy Sweetspirit.  Sammy SweetSpirit is a singer/songwriter and author who has been blind since birth. Her album, Something For Everyone, was released to digital music stores in 2019. She will have a book released to Amazon and Audible called Look At It This Way: The Blind Leading The Sighted. Sammy is a wonderful advocate for anyone seeking to connect with themselves as well as the world. Fearless and fun, empathetic and passionate, she will keep you interested in all that she has to share. Music album: Something for everyone by Sammy SweetSpirit (can be found on YouTube, Spotify, ITunes, Amazon Music, and Google) These are my Key Takeaways from my dialogue with Sammy: 1. You are a part of me. I'm a part of you and the more we can realize that and come together, the faster it will help ourselves and the world. 2. The golden rule is, treat people the way you want to be treated. Stay connected. If you see someone who you think is not feeling worthy or happy, then say hello, speak to them, make them feel cared for and meet them where they are. 3. Remember that we are all love, we are all one spirit, one soul, one world. I will bring you the next episode of Sharing Life Lessons next Wednesday.  Until then, 'be happy, be safe and be blessed'. Podcast links: YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw Apple Podcast:    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sharing-life-lessons/id1495248815?uo=4 Spotify:     https://open.spotify.com/show/1EZMzRw1cWMyvSiyeeyTRdD
22:58
December 15, 2021
Season 8; Episode: 80: Emotions are our friends; emotions are our allies! A dialogue with a professional negotiator.
I am delighted to welcome you to the last episode (Episode #80) of SEASON 8 of 'Sharing Life Lessons'.  A podcast that brings you stories from around the world to have fun with and to learn from because stories inspire, stories teach and stories heal! We are one spirit; one soul and together we are creating a library of stories and life lessons. Sharing Life Lessons has expanded to YouTube.  Please click the link below and subscribe. Also click on the bell to be notified of all new episodes. https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw To support the creation of this podcast please go to https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons and click on the support button with the dollar sign to sign up for a monthly subscription for an amount of your choice. This will enable me to continue to bring to you an enhanced season 8. The target audience for this episode is EVERYONE Our guest for today is Lousin Mehrabi.  Selected as one of the Most Influential Negotiation Professionals Globally, Lousin Mehrabi is a Professional Negotiator, Trainer and Inspirational Speaker. Lousin believes the world becomes a better place through the art and science of negotiation. She teaches people to become better negotiators to reach meaningful agreements with others, with themselves and with life. Lousin's linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/lousin-mehrabi Lousin's Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSInTBUpaYLl3MKnQ1jFJZw These are my Key Takeaways from my dialogue with Lousin: 1. Acceptance is key. Accepting what is, accepting what is not in your control. Accepting things that you can’t change so that you can put all your time, energy, money, focus, passion into what you can control and what we can control is a lot. 2. Be aware of your feelings and allow your feelings to be. If you are sad, then go ahead be sad. If you want to grieve, then go ahead and grieve. You want to cry, then cry. You want to rejoice then do that. We must stop pretending that emotions are bad. Emotions are our friends. They are there to protect us. They are there to guide us. Emotions are our allies. 3. Make decisions that seem the best for you, even if others don’t agree. 4. Forgive yourself for whatever it is you are blaming yourself for, because whatever you are blaming yourself for is already in the past. 5. The problem is not that we have problems in life. The problem is that we think we shouldn't have problems in life. Once we know that we're going to have adversities, you just go through it. It's not the end, it's the end of a chapter. And when you are courageous enough to turn the chapter, you'll see that there is another chapter and that the pen is in your hands. So go ahead and write the book of your life as you want it to be. I will bring you the first episode of Season 9 of Sharing Life Lessons on Wednesday, December 15th.  Until then, 'be happy, be safe and be blessed'. Podcast links: YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw Apple Podcast:    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sharing-life-lessons/id1495248815?uo=4 Spotify:     https://open.spotify.com/show/1EZMzRw1cWMyvSiyeeyTRdD
31:10
November 24, 2021
Season 8; Episode: 79: How to make quick decisions for success in whatever you do!
I am delighted to welcome you to Episode #79 of SEASON 8 of 'Sharing Life Lessons'.  A podcast that brings you stories from around the world to have fun with and to learn from because stories inspire, stories teach and stories heal!!. We are one spirit; one soul and together we are creating a library of stories and life lessons. Sharing Life Lessons has expanded to YouTube.  Please click the link below and subscribe. Also click the bell sign to be notified of the release of all new episodes. https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw To support the creation of this podcast please go to https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons and hit the support button with the dollar sign to sign up for a monthly subscription for an amount of your choice. This will enable me to continue to bring to you an enhanced season 8. The target audience for this episode is EVERYONE. Our guest for today is David Justice.  David Justice is an aspiring businessman looking to help others become successful entrepreneurs. He currently is a licensed Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach and strives to help first-time home buyers, investors, and others fulfill their real estate goals.  David has a background in the army, auto sales, and other various industries. David and his wife are also the owners of Urban Grown LLC, a company that produces organic micro-greens for restaurants in the Philadelphia and New Jersey areas. David hopes to inspire future entrepreneurs and educate others on all the available pathways to creating an enjoyable life. Website (The Young Merchant Blog): https://www.theyoungmerchant.com Link to purchase David's book "Learning To Say F It": https://www.theyoungmerchant.com/online-store These are my Key Takeaways from my dialogue with David today: 1.1. When an opportunity shows up at your door, then make quicker decisions and act fast before it passes you by. 2. To do that, let your history tell you more about yourself- your likes, your interests, and your passions. And to better deal with the future, put yourself in uncertain situations on purpose. You will learn how your mind and body react to new things. A good understanding of yourself, will help you make quicker decisions easily. 3. If there is an important decision that needs to be taken, then run the what if scenario. What is the worst that could happen, and are you willing to take that risk? Or what is the best that could happen and is that worth your money, time, and energy? Personally, I have not looked at it this way before. For me, if there is a positive outcome, then I decide to go for it, but whether it is worth my time has never been a criteria for me and I agree that it should be. 4. Remember that if you fail, then you can only learn from it. As Robert Kennedy said ‘Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly’ 5. Surround yourself with people who do what you want to do so you can learn from their mistakes, and they can help you get to your goals either by getting you in touch with the right people or maybe even being a resource to pick their brains when you need it. I will bring you the last episode of Season 8 of Sharing Life Lessons with a special guest next Wednesday.  Until then, 'be happy, be safe and be blessed'. Podcast links: YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw Apple Podcast:    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sharing-life-lessons/id1495248815?uo=4 Spotify:     https://open.spotify.com/show/1EZMzRw1cWMyvSiyeeyTRd
20:29
November 17, 2021
Season 8; Episode: 78: The power of saying yes is super important! A dialogue with Florida's funniest female.
I am delighted to welcome you to Episode #78 of SEASON 8 of 'Sharing Life Lessons'.  A podcast that brings you stories from around the world to have fun with and to learn from because stories inspire, stories teach and stories heal!!. We are one spirit; one soul and together we are creating a library of stories and life lessons. Sharing Life Lessons has expanded to YouTube.  Please click the link below and subscribe. Also click the bell sign to be notified of the release of all new episodes. https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw To support the creation of this podcast please go to https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons and hit the support button with the dollar sign to sign up for a monthly subscription for an amount of your choice. This will enable me to continue to bring to you an enhanced season 8. The target audience for this episode is EVERYONE. Our guest for today is Shereen Kassam.  Shereen is an internationally touring stand-up comedian who has performed worldwide on stages from New York to Saigon.  Named Florida’s Funniest Female, has also appeared on HBO and NBC. She has had the opportunity to work with Arsenio Hall, Carlos Mencia, Gina Brillon, Rodney Perry, and Myq Kaplan. Shereen is also the host of the top-rated Apple podcast – Creative Breakthrough – a podcast that spotlights successful creatives and artist. Her website: www.funnybrowngirl.com These are my Key Takeaways from my dialogue with Shereen today: 1. If you know something will make you happy then definitely step out of your comfort zone if that is what is needed to achieve your happiness. 2. Try new things because you never know who you are going to meet, what you are going to see, what you are going to learn, and how it is going to shape you and your future. 3. We are usually our biggest hurdle. It is our fears and insecurities that stop us from living our best life. Let’s ask ourselves, if we all had a fresh start, and nobody placed any boundaries on us but instead told us that we could do anything. What is it that we would want to do? Once you determine that, then just go after it. 4. You never want to say no to things and close doors to opportunities. The power of yes is super important. Always consider saying yes to trying out new things if given a choice. I will bring you the next episode of Sharing Life Lessons next Wednesday.  Until then, 'be happy, be safe and be blessed'. Podcast links: YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw Apple Podcast:    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sharing-life-lessons/id1495248815?uo=4 Spotify:     https://open.spotify.com/show/1EZMzRw1cWMyvSiyeeyTRd
19:39
November 10, 2021
Season 8; Episode: 77: Are we being concierge parents to our children? Tips and tools for parenting competent & confident children!
I am delighted to welcome you to Episode #77 of SEASON 8 of 'Sharing Life Lessons'.  A podcast that brings you stories from around the world to have fun with and to learn from because stories inspire, stories teach and stories heal!!. We are one spirit; one soul and together we are creating a library of stories and life lessons. Sharing Life Lessons has expanded to YouTube.  Please click the link below and subscribe. https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw To support the creation of this podcast please go to https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons and hit the support button with the dollar sign to sign up for a monthly subscription for an amount of your choice. This will enable me to continue to bring to you an enhanced season 8. The target audience for this episode is EVERYONE; especially parents who want to learn about parenting confident children. Our guest for today is Katrina Wurm.  Katrina is the passion behind Stress Free Super Mum. She works with mothers to help them bring organisation and structure into their homes so that they have time for true self care. You can learn more about what she does at www.stressfreesupermum.com These are my Key Takeaways from my dialogue with Katrina today: 1. Are we being concierge parents to our children? Such as they ask and we get it done for them? Why can’t our children cook one time a week? Why can’t our children do their own laundry and folding? Or help clean the bathroom? 2. In the first few days at an internship or at a job, if your child is given a task to do, he/she should be confident about knowing to break it down into steps and completing it because you have taught them at home to break a bigger task like following a recipe to cook a dish into smaller steps to complete that task. What we have done as parents by training them in such a manner is to take away the feeling of overwhelm when they are exposed to complex tasks in college or at work. 3. Finally, we have so much pressure on us to parent children in today's world. Think about when is the last time you stopped and did something that brings you joy or fills your heart up? If we're living what we love or we find time in our week to do something that lights us up, you know who's watching? You are role modeling for your children, you're showing your sons and daughters that even in their busy lives, they are allowed to have joy in their lives. I will bring you the next episode of Sharing Life Lessons next Wednesday.  Until then, 'be happy, be safe and be blessed'. Podcast links: YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw Apple Podcast:    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sharing-life-lessons/id1495248815?uo=4 Spotify:     https://open.spotify.com/show/1EZMzRw1cWMyvSiyeeyTRd
29:21
November 03, 2021
Season 8; Episode: 76: How to deal with negative external criticism? The power of our language can shape lives!
I am delighted to welcome you to Episode #76 of SEASON 8 of 'Sharing Life Lessons'.  A podcast that brings you stories from around the world to have fun with and to learn from because stories inspire, stories teach and stories heal!!. We are one spirit; one soul and together we are creating a library of stories and life lessons. Sharing Life Lessons has expanded to YouTube.  Please click the link below and subscribe. https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw To support the creation of this podcast please go to https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons and hit the support button with the dollar sign to sign up for a monthly subscription for an amount of your choice. This will enable me to continue to bring to you an enhanced season 8. The target audience for this episode is EVERYONE; especially if you deal with external criticism in life. Our guest for today is Bill Lee-Emery.  Bill is based on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. After over 40 years of working with national and international corporations and businesses, world-class sky-divers, cyclists, triathletes, golfers, and thousands of individuals who want to succeed in life, Bill has distilled his knowledge and experience into a series of books that have just one goal; to help people become better versions of themselves. Bill's latest book, 'How to Be Bulletproof From Criticism'; has attracted rave reviews from health professionals, business owners and world class entrepreneurs. Besides working in the corporate world, Bill facilitated personal growth programs at one of Australia’s best-known health resorts on the Gold Coast, Queensland Contact Bill bill@bulletprooffromcriticism.com.au www.bulletprooffromcriticism.com.au These are my Key Takeaways from my dialogue with Bill today: 1. We should know how to clearly differentiate between someone else’s opinion and facts. Also learn to separate the person from the behavior. If we want to critique, we should be critiquing the behavior, not the person. 2. A comment can last for decades. Especially if that comment is made to our younger generation, then they don’t know how to discern between opinion and fact and it could take them a long time to challenge the validity of their statement, so we should mind our spoken words, when speaking to adults, children or for that matter ourselves. The power of our language literally can shape lives. 3. Whatever we focus on, we get more of – good or bad – this is the classic universal law of attraction. 4. Ask yourselves 2 questions before you go to bed. What did I like about what I did today? This way you are focusing on the behavior that you want to do more of. Second question is if I also do today again, what would I change or do differently? This enables us to focus on what we like, and allows us to attract more of what we like. I will bring you the next episode of Sharing Life Lessons next Wednesday.  Until then, 'be happy, be safe and be blessed'. Podcast links: YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw Apple Podcast:    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sharing-life-lessons/id1495248815?uo=4 Spotify:     https://open.spotify.com/show/1EZMzRw1cWMyvSiyeeyTRd
32:23
October 27, 2021
Season 8; Episode: 75: This is my day and nobody is going to ruin it for me! Special edition :)
I am delighted to welcome you to this special Episode #75 of SEASON 8 of 'Sharing Life Lessons'.  A podcast that brings you stories from around the world to have fun with and to learn from because stories inspire, stories teach and stories heal!!. We are one spirit; one soul and together we are creating a library of stories and life lessons. Sharing Life Lessons has expanded to YouTube.  Please click the link below to subscribe and also click on the bell to be notified of all new episodes when released. https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw To support the creation of this podcast please go to https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons and hit the support button with the dollar sign to sign up for a monthly subscription for an amount of your choice. This will enable me to continue to bring to you an enhanced season 8. The target audience for this episode is EVERYONE We don't have a guest today. This is a unique episode in which your host Hamidah brings you a story that has stayed with her for over 15 years. This story was from her daughter's 2nd grade teacher.   Hamidah goes on to 'sharing life lessons' she learned from Caroline Myss and Wayne Dyer (RIP), both spiritual authors and motivational speakers.  Links to connect with Hamidah: email: sharinglifelessons101@gmail.com https://instagram.com/sharinglifelessons?utm_medium=copy_link https://facebook.com/sharinglifelessons101 Book references: A little light on the spiritual laws by Diana Cooper Anatomy of the spirit AND Sacred Contracts by Caroline Myss Power of intention AND change your thoughts, change your life by Wayne Dyer I shared life lessons I learned and adopted in my life. I am sure you will find at least one that will speak to you.  There is definitely something in this episode for everyone.  One important life lesson is recommended by Wayne Dyer. He said in life you will see everything you believe. So stop having limiting beliefs because you are a spiritual, limitless and eternal being. Another profound life lesson from Caroline Myss' readings is 'If prayer is you talking to God then intuition is God talking to you. Listen to your intuitive voice no matter what anyone says, it will guide you. That is your guiding voice'. I will bring you the next episode of Sharing Life Lessons next Wednesday.  Until then, 'be happy, be safe and be blessed'. Podcast links: YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw Apple Podcast:    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sharing-life-lessons/id1495248815?uo=4 Spotify:     https://open.spotify.com/show/1EZMzRw1cWMyvSiyeeyTRd
14:04
October 20, 2021
Season 8; Episode: 74: 'Letting go' means you are creating space for what you need, and what is good for you !
I am delighted to welcome you to Episode #74 of SEASON 8 of 'Sharing Life Lessons'.  A podcast that brings you stories from around the world to have fun with and to learn from because stories inspire, stories teach and stories heal!!. We are one spirit; one soul and together we are creating a library of stories and life lessons. Sharing Life Lessons has expanded to YouTube.  Please click the link below and subscribe. https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw To support the creation of this podcast please go to https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons and hit the support button with the dollar sign to sign up for a monthly subscription for an amount of your choice. This will enable me to continue to bring to you an enhanced season 8. The target audience for this episode is EVERYONE; especially if you have always said to yourself 'I need to declutter'! Our guest for today is Lisa Zawrotny.  Lisa is the founder of Positively Productive Systems and the host of the Positively Living Podcast. After experiencing a deeply overwhelming time in her life juggling multiple roles as a caregiver, wife, mother, and business owner, she is now a Productivity + Organizing Coach certified in time and stress management helping multi-passionate creatives boost productivity, balance business and family, and avoid burnout, simply and sustainably. When she’s not sharing about the wonders of simplicity, self-care, and systems, she’s playing music, drinking iced coffee, and watching movies with her husband and kiddos, or reading while trapped under a cat. Links to connect with Lisa: https://positivelyproductive.com/ https://instagram.com/positively_lisa https://facebook.com/positivelyproductive These are my Key Takeaways from my dialogue with Lisa today: 1. It is critical that we remember this life lesson from Lisa till we need it, maybe, in several decades. This is the premise of Sharing Life Lessons that we learn from each other’s experiences without having to go through every experience ourselves, especially the bitter ones. Lisa is convinced that she will let her children do what is best for everyone in any given situation and not make them promise that they will not put her in a nursing home. Each one of us is aging. I pray that none of us need to depend on our children physically or financially. But if we ever must then I pray that we are able to give them the freedom to choose the caregiving option that works best for them. 2. We don’t have to fill every moment. We don’t have to always be ‘doing’. Let’s create space and time for us to just ‘be’. 3. We want to try to do less, live more, live better, breathe easier, reduce our stress, and take care of ourselves. Self-care is not optional! There are no bonus points in life for increasing the level of difficulty for ourselves or for not tending to our own needs. 4. Lisa mentioned this insightful quote by Sophia Bush: You are allowed to be a work in progress and a masterpiece simultaneously. I will bring you the next episode of Sharing Life Lessons next Wednesday.  Until then, 'be happy, be safe and be blessed'. Podcast links: YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw Apple Podcast:    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sharing-life-lessons/id1495248815?uo=4 Spotify:     https://open.spotify.com/show/1EZMzRw1cWMyvSiyeeyTRd
35:20
October 13, 2021
Season 8; Episode: 73: DREAM ON! It is never too late to follow your dream! A discussion with a famous musician.
I am delighted to welcome you to Episode #73 of SEASON 8 of 'Sharing Life Lessons'.  A podcast that brings you stories from around the world to have fun with and to learn from because stories inspire, stories teach and stories heal!!. We are one spirit; one soul and together we are creating a library of stories and life lessons. Sharing Life Lessons has expanded to YouTube.  Please click and subscribe to get us to our goal of 1000 subscribers by end of this month: https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw To support the creation of this podcast please go to https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons and hit the support button with the dollar sign to sign up for a monthly subscription for an amount of your choice. This will enable me to continue to bring to you an enhanced season 8. The target audience for this episode is EVERYONE; especially if you have a DREAM and you love music! Our guest for today is Robert Miller.  Robert is a musician who followed his youthful dream later in life and became a Rock Star when he was in his 60s, an age when most people are planning their retirement.  In just 5+ years Robert and his band, Project Grand Slam, have released 10 celebrated albums including a Billboard #1, have had over 4 million video views, over 1 million Spotify streams, and more than 50,000 Facebook fans. He’s played festivals and concerts around the world and opened for Edgar Winter, Blues Traveler, Boney James and Mindi Abair, and an after-show for YES. In March 2021 Robert started the Follow Your Dream Podcast to inspire and motivate others to pursue and succeed at their dream – whatever it may be. Robert's Podcast Website: www.followyourdreampodcast.com Follow Your Dream Handbook: https://amzn.to/3y2jp7p My band, Project Grand Slam: www.projectgrandslam.com These are my Key Takeaways from my dialogue with our guest for today: 1. You are never too old, and it is never too late to follow your dream! 2. If you have a dream, then take baby steps towards it so that it is not too daunting and it becomes doable. 3. Life is not a straight line and there is no straight line to success. It is going to be a wiggle and you must be willing to deal with that and make adjustments to your plan along the way. 4. Robert took us through his interesting dream theory. He explains clearly what each step towards achieving your dream entails. 5. it's not success or failure that is the key. It's the act of trying. That's what will give you the inner happiness, the satisfaction. Success is just the icing on the cake. 6. Lastly, Covid has taught us that we can’t assume that we have forever so if things were to end sooner then let’s ask ourselves have we  accomplished, and involved ourselves in things we wanted and have we created joy, happiness, and family relationships that we wanted to create? I will bring you the next episode of Sharing Life Lessons next Wednesday.  Until then, 'be happy, be safe and be blessed'. Podcast links: YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw Apple Podcast:    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sharing-life-lessons/id1495248815?uo=4 Spotify:     https://open.spotify.com/show/1EZMzRw1cWMyvSiyeeyTRd
31:03
October 06, 2021
Season 8; Episode: 72: SMILE and the world will be yours! A wonderful conversation with a visually impaired beauty pageant winner.
I am delighted to welcome you to Episode #72 of SEASON 8 of 'Sharing Life Lessons'.  A podcast that brings you stories from around the world to have fun with and to learn from because stories inspire, stories teach and stories heal!!. We are one spirit; one soul and together we are creating a library of stories and life lessons. Sharing Life Lessons has expanded to YouTube.  Please click and subscribe to get us to our goal of 1000 subscribers by next month: https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw To support the creation of this podcast please go to https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons and hit the support button with the dollar sign to sign up for a monthly subscription for an amount of your choice. This will enable me to continue to bring to you an enhanced season 8. The target audience for this episode is EVERYONE; literally everyone - parents should have their kids listen to this episode too! Our guest for today is Simran Chawla.  Simran is visually impaired.  Despite that, she is a model, beauty pageant winner, motivational speaker, video blogger, voice over artist, psychology student, actress, radio jockey, anchor, brand ambassador, writer, and marketing professional. Simran's YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCWAJLcmZRSHH3vxbmEjvYYg Sharing Life Lesson's YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw These are my Key Takeaways from my dialogue with our guest for today: 1. We should not be guilty or blame anyone. If something has happened, it is because it was meant to happen or if something challenging has happened , then it needed to occur in order for something good to come out of it. This life lesson is particularly special because listeners, think of who is sharing this with us. A pretty person who is visually impaired. Who once could see and knew what the seeing world looks like. She is saying everything that happened to her happened for the good. That is such an amazingly positive perspective of life. 2. If we have that will, the determination, if we have fire in us, if we have that spark in us, we definitely can do whatever we want to do, we are definitely going to succeed.  If we can believe in ourselves, nothing in this universe can stop us from achieving what we want. 3. Being confident and being egoistic are exactly opposite to each other. One can be sure of themselves, one can believe in themselves now that is confidence. If we feel that no one is better than us and if we let our ego be the decision maker then like Simran experienced we won’t achieve success. Confidence is a vital tool to achieving success.  Ego is not needed. 4. Simran’s final sweet message was - You could get through the biggest problems in life by being positive and by smiling. If you keep on smiling, the world is yours. I will bring you the next episode of Sharing Life Lessons next Wednesday.  Until then, 'be happy, be safe and be well'. Podcast links: YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw Apple Podcast:    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sharing-life-lessons/id1495248815?uo=4 Spotify:     https://open.spotify.com/show/1EZMzRw1cWMyvSiyeeyTRd Anchor.fm:     https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons
33:07
September 29, 2021
Season 8; Episode: 71: What are we doing to influence and impact the world we live in? A discussion with a senior advisor at the Gates Foundation.
I am delighted to welcome you to Episode #71, the first episode of SEASON 8 of 'Sharing Life Lessons'.  A podcast that brings you stories from around the world to have fun with and to learn from because stories inspire, stories teach and stories heal!!. We are one spirit; one soul and together we are creating a library of stories and life lessons. Sharing Life Lessons has expanded to YouTube.  Please click and subscribe to get us to our goal of 1000 subscribers by October 15th: https://youtube.com/channel/UCj9tq1TlyMj79sSxITvzdMw To support the creation of this podcast please go to https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons and hit the support button with the dollar sign to sign up for a monthly subscription for an amount of your choice. This will enable me to continue to bring to you an enhanced season 8. The target audience for this episode is EVERYONE; especially professionals (there are separate life lessons for junior as well as senior professionals). Our guest for today is Chris Calabia, a Senior Advisor for Supervisory & Regulatory Policy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  Chris leads the Foundation’s global efforts to promote a regulatory framework that enables digital financial inclusion.  He also oversees grants into policy and technological innovations that help central banks and supervisors to promote inclusion, stability, integrity, and consumer protection in lower- and middle-income economies.  Ref: https://www.gatesfoundation.org/our-work/programs/global-growth-and-opportunity/financial-services-for-the-poor Volunteer matching website recommended by Chris:  https://pointsoflight.org/ https://www.newyorkcares.org/ These are my Key Takeaways from my dialogue with our guest for today: 1. For a positive experience, do your due diligence on the new company or new department you are moving to. Prior to accepting the role, try to meet with people who are working there and ask them not just about the work, but also about what it's like to work there and what the work culture is. 2. Share few personal things about you with your colleagues and managers that enable them to feel connected with you as a person. 3. If you are a junior person in a new role, it is very important that people get to know you. There may be many people in the same role as you are and you'll need to stand out and distinguish yourself. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, to say I don’t know how to do that, or what would be your recommendations? More importantly, demonstrate that you are the kind of person that can get things done. 4. Make sure you understand the mission of the company that you're in and make sure that you can connect what you are doing in your role to that overarching mission. 5. There are so many ways of giving back to a community in order to create the type of community you want to live in and the type of world you want to be in. Chris’ last message was that he wants to live in a world where we listen to each other, he wants our children to grow up in a world where we listen and learn from each other. If we wish the same for ourselves and our children then let’s ask ourselves - what are we doing about it? Podcast links: Apple Podcast:    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sharing-life-lessons/id1495248815?uo=4 Spotify:     https://open.spotify.com/show/1EZMzRw1cWMyvSiyeeyTRd Anchor.fm:     https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons
29:06
September 22, 2021
Season 7; Episode: 70: Social and religious structures are man made - ask yourself are these structures working for me?
Welcome to Episode #70, the final episode of SEASON 7 of 'Sharing Life Lessons'.  A podcast that brings you stories from around the world to have fun with and to learn from because stories inspire, stories teach and stories heal!!. We are one spirit; one soul and together we are creating a library of stories and life lessons. To support the creation of this podcast please go to https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons and hit the support button with the dollar sign to sign up for a monthly subscription for an amount of your choice. This will enable me to continue to bring to you an enhanced season 7. The target audience for this episode is EVERYONE; especially those who are seeking their purpose in life, their one thing. Our guest for today is Pravin Gambhir. Pravin is a Gratitude Coach, Positive Habit Facilitator, Entrepreneur and Founder of Swayam Connect. He loves to assist people “connect with their True Self”. He is dedicated to his 'One Thing' in Life - Creating a free Flow of Peace, Love and Joy in lives of 250 million People. He is doing this through his workshop called 'Personal Mastery'. His first pilot program is ongoing in North America. For those who want to join the second session of Personal Mastery, please write to Pravin Gambhir at: infoswayamconnect@gmail.com and mention that you are a listener of Sharing Life Lessons. These are my Key Takeaways from my dialogue with our guest for today: 1. Structures are man made and not given to us by God. Whether they are structures of religion, communities, families, society, education, jobs, services. Do not fall prey to structures. Before adopting a structure ask yourself, is this structure working for me? Also ask yourself, which structure is stopping me from living a life that I really want to? 2. Spend some time with yourself. It is very important that you spend time with nature because that is where we have come from.  I personally listen to Abraham Hick’s teachings on the Law of Attraction and they say, go out in nature and appreciate everything you see because it will put you in a happy place, which in turn will raise your vibration so you can attract more happiness. Try it – it works. Even if you go out for a few minutes every day and say ‘you are my favorite plant’ or ‘hey flower - I love your colors’ or ‘dear sun - I am thankful for your sunshine’ – it is that simple 3. Once you find your ‘one thing’, have the courage to live it. 4. Focus on the ‘now’ – whatever it is you are doing at the current time – focus on it completely. If it is eating dinner with the family – focus. 8 hours at work – focus. You will see if you can start focusing then you will flourish from within. It may not come naturally but practice it, practice it, practice it -till you can focus on demand. 5. And finally, remember nobody dies of a failure!! I will bring you the first episode of Season 8 of Sharing Life Lessons on Wednesday Sept. 22nd.  Until then, 'Be happy, be safe and be well'. Podcast links: Apple Podcast:    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sharing-life-lessons/id1495248815?uo=4 Spotify:     https://open.spotify.com/show/1EZMzRw1cWMyvSiyeeyTRd Anchor.fm:     https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons Amazon music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/e35e7f52-e169-47e0-885d-c9c656b7c422/SHARING-LIFE-LESSONS
35:29
September 02, 2021
Season 7; Episode: 69: You DON'T have to become a product of your environment or your upbringing!
Welcome to Episode #69 of SEASON 7 of 'Sharing Life Lessons'.  A podcast that brings you stories from around the world to have fun with and to learn from because stories inspire, stories teach, and stories heal!!  We are one spirit; one soul and together we are creating a library of stories and life lessons. To support the creation of this podcast please go to https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons and hit the support button with the dollar sign to sign up for a monthly subscription for an amount of your choice. This will enable me to continue to bring to you an enhanced season 7. The target audience for this episode is EVERYONE; especially those who feel stuck in their environment or circumstance. Our guest for today is Joy Assent. Joy Assent is an Army veteran, former civil servant, and HR professional. She is an extroverted introvert-an enthusiastic leader who feels most engaged and fulfilled when she's supporting, encouraging, pouring into, and removing barriers for others so they can accomplish great things and do their best Key Takeaways: 1. As Joy so appropriately said that “the pain of being a child of an addict is you struggle watching them go through the struggle, but you can't save them because they have to come to the realization that they want something different. As much you're in it with them, you're suffering with them, but you can't help them get out of it”. But is that not the case with everything? You may be in a relationship with any kind of addict, or someone suffering from mental health disorder, or having anger management issues, or a pessimist, in all cases you can’t help them get out of it unless they want something different for themselves. 2. In situations that Joy found herself in, it is so easy to get sad and depressed and discouraged and focus on what you don't have and focus on what you wish things would be like. It's okay to feel those feelings and to feel discouraged. But if possible, don't stay in that place and try to find someone or something to be a support, whether that's therapy, whether that's a friend or family to talk to or you could turn to your spirituality. 3. You don’t have to become a product of your environment or of your upbringing. 4. Lastly, we have heard several guests tell us to focus inward but Joy finds her strength in focusing outward, where she can help others, whether it's doing something tangible for them or even just giving them an encouraging word. As Joy reminded us, we are all on this earth to fill a void that only we can fill. So let’s keep reminding ourselves that ‘I am me, I am uniquely me, no one else can be me or tell my story and only I can have the impact that I was born and put here on earth to have’. I will bring you the final episode of Season 7 of Sharing Life Lessons next Wednesday. Until then, 'Be happy, be safe and be well'. Podcast links:  Apple Podcast:    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sharing-life-lessons/id1495248815?uo=4 Spotify:     https://open.spotify.com/show/1EZMzRw1cWMyvSiyeeyTRd Anchor.fm:     https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons Amazon music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/e35e7f52-e169-47e0-885d-c9c656b7c422/SHARING-LIFE-LESSONS
34:47
August 26, 2021
Season 7; Episode: 68: Everyone is good at something! A discussion with our visually impaired guest.
Welcome to Episode #68 of SEASON 7 of 'Sharing Life Lessons'.  A podcast that brings you stories from around the world to have fun with and to learn from because stories inspire, stories teach, and stories heal!!  We are one spirit; one soul and together we are creating a library of stories and life lessons. To support the creation of this podcast please go to https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons and hit the support button with the dollar sign to sign up for a monthly subscription for an amount of your choice. This will enable me to continue to bring to you an enhanced season 7. The target audience for this episode is EVERYONE; especially parents for a crucial parenting tip Our guest for today is Vineet Saraiwala. Vineet is visually impaired. He is the founder at Atypical Advantage, which is planet’s first talent platform to hire talent, find jobs, buy product & art made by persons with disabilities. He has transformed how people with disabilities shop across India through pioneering concepts like 'sabke liye' which is blend of assistive services & accessible spaces & quiet hour which is a sensory friendly experience for individuals with Autism. He has pursued his post-graduation from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB) & strongly believes that generation of compassion is the only way to make the world a better place. Website: www.atypicaladvantage.in Key Takeaways: 1. Acceptance is key – accept yourself for who you are- accept both the good aspects of you and your imperfections. More importantly, society should not be able to define perfection for an individual. If we all understand this individually and since we ourselves collectively make up society then if each of us stops exposing our definition of perfection on others or be concerned about other people’s definition of it… then right there we will together bring this wave of change that is so needed in society. Acceptance is particularly important when what we have is not in our control just like Vineet’s condition was not in his control. 2. Gratitude. We tend to focus on the few things we don’t have but we don’t focus on the many things that we have. The beauty of this lesson is that it is coming from someone with no vision, which we all know is no small thing. So really for all of us who have the gift of vision, could we use Vineet as a role model and immediately start focusing on the multitude of things we have? Starting with our breath? 3. For ourselves: let’s not go through life comparing ourselves with others – it will only lead us to despair and wanting more and getting stuck in the never ending chase.  For parents: Vineet’s message to us is crucial – don’t compare our children to other children – it is because we are doing it, they will continue to do it all their lives only because it is what we have taught them. Help them get out of this cycle of compare and despair. Let them be their own individual self and as Vineet said ‘Everyone is always good at something’. I will bring you the next episode of Sharing Life Lessons next Wednesday. Until then, 'Be happy, be safe and be well'. Podcast links:. Apple Podcasts:    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sharing-life-lessons/id1495248815?uo=4 Spotify:     https://open.spotify.com/show/1EZMzRw1cWMyvSiyeeyTRd Anchor.fm:     https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons Amazon music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/e35e7f52-e169-47e0-885d-c9c656b7c422/SHARING-LIFE-LESSONS
35:06
August 18, 2021
Season 7; Episode: 67: If we don't share our wealth with the poor; they will share their poverty with us! A discussion with a social entrepreneur.
Welcome to Episode #67 of SEASON 7 of 'Sharing Life Lessons'.  A podcast that brings you stories from around the world to have fun with and to learn from because stories inspire, stories teach, and stories heal!!  We are one spirit; one soul and together we are creating a library of stories and life lessons. To support the creation of this podcast please go to https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons and hit the support button with the dollar sign to sign up for a monthly subscription for an amount of your choice. This will enable me to continue to bring to you an enhanced season 7. The target audience for this episode is EVERYONE; especially those interested in learning more about why and how we should be of service to others. Our guest for today is Karon Shaiva. Karon is a social entrepreneur, writer, speaker and trainer. As Chief Impact Officer & Managing Director of Idobro, Karon firmly believes in the power of Citizenship, Entrepreneurship and Partnership to address some of the world’s most pressing issues. She has been deeply involved in the women empowerment, community development and social entrepreneurship space even before founding Idobro. Idobro website: Idobro – Multiply your Impact Key Takeaways: 1. To grow in life, if an opportunity presents itself to learn something new then grab it. 2. Look beyond the first glance where people are concerned, because people are people, even if there are differences in what color we are, what we eat, what language we speak, what we wear. At heart, at our core, we are all the same. 3. The social world supports the commercial world and not the other way around, as is normally perceived. If we don’t share our wealth with the poor, they will share their poverty with us. This indeed is a profound statement – if we don’t share our wealth with the poor, they will share their poverty with us. And who wants that outcome? -so let’s resolve to begin with writing a note to self that as much as we all know how to love and help ourselves, let’s take this a bit further and let’s help and love those who don’t have the resources to do that for themselves. I will bring you the next episode of Sharing Life Lessons next Wednesday. Until then, 'Be happy, be safe and be well'. Podcast links:. Apple Podcasts:    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sharing-life-lessons/id1495248815?uo=4 Spotify:     https://open.spotify.com/show/1EZMzRw1cWMyvSiyeeyTRd Anchor.fm:     https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons Amazon music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/e35e7f52-e169-47e0-885d-c9c656b7c422/SHARING-LIFE-LESSONS
33:38
August 12, 2021
Season 7; Episode: 66: Toxic relationship? Do something about it and know that things can only get better!
Welcome to Episode #66 of SEASON 7 of 'Sharing Life Lessons'.  A podcast that brings you stories from around the world to have fun with and to learn from because stories inspire, stories teach, and stories heal!!  We are one spirit; one soul and together we are creating a library of stories and life lessons. To support the creation of this podcast please go to https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons and hit the support button with the dollar sign to sign up for a monthly subscription for an amount of your choice. This will enable me to continue to bring to you an enhanced season 7. The target audience for this episode is EVERYONE; especially those in a toxic relationship or those looking to pivot in their professional lives. Our guest for today is Anar Shah.  Anar is a qualified Chartered Accountant.  Professionally, she is a Yog Instructor and a Dietician specializing in weight loss.  She conducts her Yog Sessions online and has students come from all walks of life and from across the world. She has also conducted Yoga webinars, the latest one with ICAI ( The Institute Of Chartered Accountants of India ) with over 3000 participants. Her diets are extremely easy to follow and mainly sustainable . She is a young, energetic, enthusiastic Yog Tutor making Yog practice fun, interesting and yet challenging. She is on a mission to make people feel healthy and happy through Yog + meditation and weight loss diet plans. Anar's contact information: INSTAGRAM ID https://instagram.com/anarsnehal.yog?r=nametag CONTACT NUMBER : +91 9727202274 I applaud Anar for sharing her personal story so honestly. Here are the key takeaways from my discussion with her: 1. There is only one person in the whole world that cannot hurt you and that is yourself. 2. Anar first and foremost said that if you are not valued or if you're not respected, if you are treated like an object, not a human being, then please think where your life is taking you. If you are in any kind of a toxic relationship then don’t doubt yourself. Be confident and take a call because things will not change in such a situation unless you take matters in your own hands and do something about it. For you to take any such step you have to 100% believe in yourself. 3. If you are in a toxic relationship and you are not leaving it only because you are afraid of the future and the unknown, know that nothing can be worse than what you are currently going through and that things can only get better. 4. Once you have made a decision then don’t look back – look forward and move on. 5. And this is my favorite, If you do something in life which is an accomplishment, big or small, which feels joyful to you, which gives you happiness pat yourself on the back and say, I'm proud of myself.  I will bring you the next episode of Sharing Life Lessons next Wednesday. Until then, 'Be happy, be safe and be well'. Podcast links:. Apple Podcasts:    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sharing-life-lessons/id1495248815?uo=4 Spotify:     https://open.spotify.com/show/1EZMzRw1cWMyvSiyeeyTRd Anchor.fm:     https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons Amazon music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/e35e7f52-e169-47e0-885d-c9c656b7c422/SHARING-LIFE-LESSONS
28:54
August 04, 2021
Season 7; Episode: 65: Live your life with self love and optimism! A discussion with an optimism expert.
Welcome to Episode #65 of SEASON 7 of 'Sharing Life Lessons'.  A podcast that brings you stories from around the world to have fun with and to learn from because stories inspire, stories teach, and stories heal!!  We are one spirit; one soul and together we are creating a library of stories and life lessons. To support the creation of this podcast please go to https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons and hit the support button with the dollar sign to sign up for a monthly subscription for an amount of your choice. This will enable me to continue to bring to you an enhanced season 7. The target audience for this episode is EVERYONE; especially those interested in learning more about self love. Our guest for today is Karla Smith. Karla is a Personal Transformational Coach, Speaker, Writer, and Optimism Expert dedicated to showing people how to courageously love themselves deeply and live a life of their own creation. She believes that we all have great vision for our lives but often we are in our own way. Her mission is to help as many people discover the power of self-love, so they feel capable and equipped to face life with confidence, optimism, and joy. Karla is offering a half hour complimentary consulting session for all Sharing Life Lessons listeners who will contact her. Website: www.kslifecoach.com The Everyday Optimist Membership: https://www.patreon.com/theeverydayoptimist Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karlalifecoach/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kslifecoach I applaud Karla for sharing her personal story so honestly. It surely takes courage to share what she did with us today. I want to re-emphasize what Karla said that she is sharing her story because we struggle with what to do in those deep dark moments. She wants people to know that there is possibility, if you are struggling know to reach out and get some help. Get help from whoever you are close to and also call the national suicide prevention lifeline in the US. The # for which is 800 273 8255 and always remember that you are not alone. I also want to reiterate Karla’s thoughtful definition of Optimism. Karla says optimism means that permanently and generally life is good and temporarily and specifically we face challenge. And so it's not necessarily about always being happy or always being positive. It's really about understanding that there's a flow. Karla shared many tips on how she moved from hopelessness to a full transformation of herself. She used many self care routines which included gratitude, journaling, affirmations, meditation but her final message is that Self Love and Optimism will carry us through this journey of life and that we always have a choice! I will bring you the next episode of Sharing Life Lessons next Wednesday. Until then, 'Be happy, be safe and be well'. Podcast links:. Apple Podcasts:    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sharing-life-lessons/id1495248815?uo=4 Spotify:     https://open.spotify.com/show/1EZMzRw1cWMyvSiyeeyTRd Anchor.fm:     https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons Amazon music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/e35e7f52-e169-47e0-885d-c9c656b7c422/SHARING-LIFE-LESSONS
33:31
July 28, 2021
Season 7; Episode: 64: Create energetic boundaries in your relationships! A discussion with a Hawaiian energy healer and Shaman.
Welcome to Episode #64 of SEASON 7 of 'Sharing Life Lessons'.  A podcast that brings you stories from around the world to have fun with and to learn from because stories inspire, stories teach, and stories heal!!  We are one spirit; one soul and together we are creating a library of stories and life lessons. To support the creation of this podcast please go to https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons and hit the support button with the dollar sign to sign up for a monthly subscription for an amount of your choice. This will enable me to continue to bring to you an enhanced season 7. The target audience for this episode is EVERYONE; especially those interested in learning more about individual and collective energies. Our guest for today is James Kawainui.  James is a Native Hawaiian Healer with deep family roots in ancient Hawaii. Over Twenty years ago, James walked away from the “corporate world” and moved back to Hawaii. Since then he has lived, studied, and worked with Traditional Hawaiian and New Zealand Maori Healers. James is the creator of a modern energy healing technique based on both ancient wisdom and modern medicine, designed to facilitate deep transformation. The effects are life-changing and help to reset the body to its Innate Natural Wisdom. James offers free 30-minute consultations: https://jameskawainui.com/get-back-on-track/ Website: www.jameskawainui.com My key takeaways from the discussion in this episode are as follows:  1. We all have an innate sense of where we should be and what we should be doing there is that intuition that people talk about. But so many of us don’t trust it and we continue to listen to our egoic mind, which will keep us in constant fear and doubt. To change, we should realize that to move forward into the new, sometimes we must let go of the old 2. Due to many of our cultures, and this is especially true for women and mothers, we are taught to give ourselves away at the expense of who we are. If you are in a relationship with someone who is not growing with you, you have two choices: Let go of that relationship or create energetic boundaries with them and James explains in this episode how exactly these energetic boundaries are created and maintained. 3. We may have co-dependent relationships that may be out of balance. We should be able to come to an awareness when we are in relationships that is out of balance because then the opportunity to change it steps in. At the same time, we must remember we're undoing a pattern that could be years or lifetimes in the making so will not change overnight – just be patient! I will bring you the next episode of Sharing Life Lessons next Wednesday. Until then, 'Be happy, be safe and be well'. Podcast links:. Apple Podcasts:    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sharing-life-lessons/id1495248815?uo=4 Spotify:     https://open.spotify.com/show/1EZMzRw1cWMyvSiyeeyTRd Anchor.fm:     https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons Amazon music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/e35e7f52-e169-47e0-885d-c9c656b7c422/SHARING-LIFE-LESSONS
36:19
July 21, 2021
Season 7; Episode: 63: Remember you have all the answers you need inside of you - just be patient!
Welcome to Episode #63 of SEASON 7 of 'Sharing Life Lessons'.  A podcast that brings you stories from around the world to have fun with and to learn from because stories inspire, stories teach, and stories heal!!  We are one spirit; one soul and together we are creating a library of stories and life lessons. To support the creation of this podcast please go to https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons and hit the support button with the dollar sign to sign up for a monthly subscription for an amount of your choice. This will enable me to continue to bring to you an enhanced season 7. The target audience for this episode is EVERYONE Our guest for today is Susan Lambert. Susan offers human centered coaching and facilitation guiding growth minded businesses, schools and people through the change our world demands. With nearly a decade of classroom teaching and over fifteen years of intercultural immersion, Susan's background is rooted in business consulting, education and global competency. Susan has developed and facilitated workshops on Risk Management, Diversity and Inclusion, Effective Communication, Leadership Development, Social Entrepreneurship, Global Citizenship and Education for Social Innovation, among other topics. She is trained in Brené Brown's "Dare to Lead" curriculum, Design Thinking, Project-Based Learning and certified by ReGenerations in Generational Competency. Susan is also a fluent Spanish speaker and interpreter. websites: susanklambert.com, away2be.com email: susan@susanklambert.com instagram: @susan.k.lambert, @away2be Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susanklambert/ Discount code for listeners: SharingLifeLessons15 My key takeaways from the discussion in this episode are as follows:  1. We are all connected and can learn from each other. Susan thought she learned more from the pregnant Nicaraguan women than they learned from her, that she received more than she gave. You know how intertwined a spider’s web is? Our world is the same; we are so interconnected and if we can just feel that, then there is a world of goodness, we can spread all over the globe together. All we need to do is follow the philosophy of accompaniment and walk with each other – that’s it – just walk with each other – not ahead, not behind – only together. 2. The same global issues exist everywhere so if we can reach out globally than fantastic but otherwise, let’s look around and see who needs us to accompany them, to walk with them and to uplift them. 3. Starting any work with a breath and quiet can do wonders because we will be utilizing that valuable space to get the answers that we have within. There are so many life lessons in those brief pauses. Let’s try to pause so we can be more in our center and less in our ego. 4. Remember you have all of the answers you need inside of you – just be patient! I will bring you the next episode of Sharing Life Lessons next Wednesday. Until then, 'Be happy, be safe and be well'. Podcast links:. Apple Podcasts:    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sharing-life-lessons/id1495248815?uo=4 Spotify:     https://open.spotify.com/show/1EZMzRw1cWMyvSiyeeyTRd Anchor.fm:     https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons Amazon music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/e35e7f52-e169-47e0-885d-c9c656b7c422/SHARING-LIFE-LESSONS
26:05
July 14, 2021
Season 7; Episode: 62: Be unapologetically, authentically, and fearlessly yourself! A discussion with a transgender.
Welcome to Episode #62 of SEASON 7 of 'Sharing Life Lessons'.  A podcast that brings you stories from around the world to have fun with and to learn from because stories inspire, stories teach, and stories heal!!  We are one spirit; one soul and together we are creating a library of stories and life lessons. To support the creation of this podcast please go to https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons and hit the support button with the dollar sign to sign up for a monthly subscription for an amount of your choice. This will enable me to continue to bring to you an enhanced season 6. The target audience for this episode is EVERYONE, especially parents and family members of the LGBTQ+ community. Disclosure: The discussion is open, candid and graphic. Our guest for today is Liam Paschall. Liam is a transgender man who has found immense power and pride in accepting the truth of who he is.  He is a passionate servant to the LGBTQ community with the ability to motivate and inspire others to live out loud. His goal is to be a voice to the voiceless and a beacon of hope to the hopeless. He is a public speaker, facilitator, and diversity & inclusion consultant. He lives his life by this quote from Katherine Center – “You have to be brave with your life, so that others can be brave with theirs.” You can follow Liam’s female to male transition journey in his blog, “Becoming Liam”.  You can reach out to Liam through his Facebook page: (1) Liam Ashtyn Paschall | Facebook My key takeaways from the discussion in this episode are as follows: 1. For parents who are encountering this situation in their lives, Liam’s message is: There's nothing that a parent could or couldn't do to make a child gay or lesbian or transgender. So don’t blame yourself for any of it. Instead, love and support your kids. Love them for who they are. Let them be who they are. Don't try to mold them into something you want them to be or something that you feel society expects them to be. Love them and let them be. What they are going through is not easy for them, which is why they need you now more than ever. Let’s go back to what Liam said in his story – the toughest part for him was to come out to his wife. From then on, coming out to friends and at work was easy because of the way his wife handled the situation. Coming out to parents is the hardest for your children and how they can handle their life from then on will truly be based on how you as parents handle their discussion with you. 2.  I want to pray and wish along with Liam, that maybe some day the LGBTQ plus community will not have to come out to anyone, just like the heterosexual community does not need to come out. Their being will be as normalized and included in our society as the being of any heterosexual person is. 3. For others: We have to be true to ourselves. We need to live life authentically. It will not always be easy - there will be fear of the unknown, of not knowing what will be on the other side, and of some people rejecting us but as Liam said - we will have the joy of being unapologetically and authentically ourselves. I will bring you the next episode of Sharing Life Lessons next Wednesday. Until then, 'Be happy, be safe and be well'. Podcast links:. Apple Podcasts:    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sharing-life-lessons/id1495248815?uo=4 Spotify:     https://open.spotify.com/show/1EZMzRw1cWMyvSiyeeyTRd Anchor.fm:     https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons Amazon music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/e35e7f52-e169-47e0-885d-c9c656b7c422/SHARING-LIFE-LESSONS
43:26
July 07, 2021
Season 7; Episode: 61: 3 short stories with life lessons: Stop acting so small; you are the universe in ecstatic motion!
Welcome to Episode #61 and the first episode of SEASON 7 of 'Sharing Life Lessons'.  A podcast that brings you stories from around the world to have fun with and to learn from because stories matter, stories inspire, stories teach, and stories heal!!  We are one spirit; one soul and together we are creating a library of stories and life lessons. To support the creation of this podcast please go to https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons and hit the support button with the dollar sign to sign up for a monthly subscription for an amount of your choice. This will enable me to continue to bring to you an enhanced season 6. The target audience for this episode is EVERYONE - anyone who loves listening to stories and had someone in their childhood to tell them bedtime stories. Our narrator for today is Karina Thanawala, a recent graduate of Amherst College. She graduated with a triple major in Math, Physics, and Astronomy and is looking to begin her economic consulting job in July with Oliver Wyman.  Good luck to you in your next phase of life Karina :) My key takeaways from the discussion in this episode are as follows: 1. Pass the 'test of three' or choose silence. 2. Don’t compare your possessions with others, you don’t know what they are going through in their lives. Don’t go after your perception of other’s happiness. 3. Look within you – what you have may just be enough. What more are you searching for outside of you because you have the universe within you. 4. It is not important that you win, it is important how you run this race. 5. We are one spirit, one soul and together we will win the race of life! I will bring you the next episode of Sharing Life Lessons in three weeks on Wednesday, June 30th. Until then, 'Be happy, be safe and be well'. Podcast links:. Apple Podcasts:    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sharing-life-lessons/id1495248815?uo=4 Spotify:     https://open.spotify.com/show/1EZMzRw1cWMyvSiyeeyTRd Anchor.fm:     https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons Amazon music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/e35e7f52-e169-47e0-885d-c9c656b7c422/SHARING-LIFE-LESSONS
15:53
June 30, 2021
Season 6; Episode: 60: Failing successfully! A discussion on how to transform unwanted habits to healthy habits.
Welcome to Episode #60 of SEASON 6 of 'Sharing Life Lessons'.  A podcast that brings you stories from around the world to have fun with and to learn from because stories inspire, stories teach, and stories heal!!  We are one spirit; one soul and together we are creating a library of stories and life lessons. To support the creation of this podcast please go to https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons and hit the support button with the dollar sign to sign up for a monthly subscription for an amount of your choice. This will enable me to continue to bring to you an enhanced season 6. The target audience for this episode is EVERYONE, especially those who are looking to discard unwanted habits and adopt healthy habits in life. Our guest for today is Robin Jonk. We all know habits like exercise, healthy eating and meditation are good for us, but how exactly do we benefit? And why is it so hard to make them stick? Robin dug into the latest research, and founded Chumble, a behavioral start up with the mission to create 1 billion happier lives through habit formation. website https://chumble.family Robin has generously offered a 20% savings on his fees for listeners of Sharing Life Lessons. Please schedule an intro call with Robin through https://calendly.com/chumble/freediscoverycall, inserting the special code: SharingLifeLessons20 in the comment section. My key takeaways from the discussion in this episode are as follows: 1. Habits are the shortcuts that our brain creates to save energy on the repeated behaviors over time. 2. To become aware of the habits we possess, Robin asks us to go through a journaling exercise about noting our repetitive actions over a few days so that we can determine which of the habits we possess are supportive, not supportive and neutral related to the person we want to be. Once we determine the habits we want to change then….. 3. Based on the book Atomic habits authored by James Clear – Robin spoke in detail about the habit loop that consists of cue, craving, reaction and reward and discussed with examples how we can use this habit loop to transform unwanted habits to healthy habits and also create a set of new habits that will add value to our lives. 4. Failing successfully. Seeing failure as a necessary building block that you need for success. This is such a powerful idea! Not only in the matter of habits but in all matters of life. I am digressing slightly here but I ask all of us who are parents, can we include this in our parenting routine and allow our children to fail successfully? To fail, learn lessons from the failure and apply those lessons to the next endeavor leading to success, this will give them such a sense of freedom where no failure will bring them down but in fact they will start expecting and accepting failure like they do successes. I will bring you the first episode of season 7 of Sharing Life Lessons in three weeks on Wednesday, June 30th. Until then, 'Be happy, be safe and be well'. Podcast links:. Apple Podcasts:    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sharing-life-lessons/id1495248815?uo=4 Spotify:     https://open.spotify.com/show/1EZMzRw1cWMyvSiyeeyTRd Anchor.fm:     https://anchor.fm/sharinglifelessons Amazon music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/e35e7f52-e169-47e0-885d-c9c656b7c422/SHARING-LIFE-LESSONS
25:40
June 09, 2021