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Feb 19

Ep113: Finding Peace in the Quiet

By Donna Doyon | Blog , Healthier Habits , Maximizing Mindset , Podcast , Surpassing Self

“All I want is some peace and quiet!”

We claim to want it, but yet we don’t allow it into our lives.

In fact, most of us never even extend the invitation.

This week I talk about meditation and how it continues to help me find my way.

Join the discussion in my Facebook group: Start Today and Continue Tomorrow



Show Notes:

My book Glow: Renew Your Spirit & Release Your Inner Beauty is available on Amazon.

Glow - a collection of short, wisdom-filled stories

Glow – a collection of short, wisdom-filled stories


Karen Creamer, Metaphysical Nurse, recently shared tips on meditation on her Facebook page.

These are the cards drawn from the Magical Times Empowerment Cards by Jody Bergsma

Donna Doyon - Meditation Guides - Magical Times oracle deckJody Bergsma - Magical Times Empowerment Cards

Did you know you can download this episode directly to your mobile device so you can listen to it while you are on-the-go?


The music for this podcast is Drifting Upstream by Hyson.
Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Hyson/Soundtrack_for_the_Weary_Vol_I/Hyson_-_Drifting_Upstream
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0


Feb 05

Ep111: The Problem with Give and Take in Relationships

By Donna Doyon | Blog , Maximizing Mindset , Podcast , Surpassing Self

The need for “give and take” is often emphasized in building healthy relationships.

I have a problem with that approach and offer a better one in this episode.



Here are links to the episodes on Personal Boundaries that I mentioned:

Did you know you can download this episode directly to your mobile device so you can listen to it while you are on-the-go?


The music for this podcast is Drifting Upstream by Hyson.
Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Hyson/Soundtrack_for_the_Weary_Vol_I/Hyson_-_Drifting_Upstream

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0


 

Jan 15

Ep108: Mindset – What it is and why it matters

By Donna Doyon | Blog , Maximizing Mindset , Podcast , Surpassing Self

Part 1 of a 3-part series on mindset.

Part 1 covers what the word “mindset” means, the two types of mindset, and how it impacts your health and happiness.



Did you know you can download this episode directly to your mobile device so you can listen to it while you are on-the-go?

How to download Healthier Habits for Your Mind, Body, and Business


Show Notes:

Learn more about Carol Dweck’s research on the topic of mindset – https://mindsetonline.com/whatisit/about/index.html


The music for this podcast is Drifting Upstream by Hyson.
Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Hyson/Soundtrack_for_the_Weary_Vol_I/Hyson_-_Drifting_Upstream

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0


 

Dec 25

Ep105: The Risks and Benefits of Setting Healthy Boundaries

By Donna Doyon | Blog , Gratifying Goals , Healthier Habits , Maximizing Mindset , Podcast , Surpassing Self

Last week, I talked about what personal boundaries are, why we need them, and how to know when your boundaries are being threatened or violated.

This week, in Part 2, I talk about the risks and benefits of enforcing your personal boundaries. Because let’s face it… there is a price.

If there wasn’t, it wouldn’t be a problem.

So your challenge is deciding which, if any, boundaries you are willing to defend and what you can expect when you do!

Hint: It can be magical! 🙂



Show Notes:

This podcast series was inspired by life experience and the book, Boundaries: When to say yes, how to say no, to take control of your life by Drs Henry Cloud and John Townsend. From the Boundaries Books website, you can download the 10 Laws of Boundaries for free AND/OR take their free quiz to determine if you have boundary issues.

In January we will be further exploring the topic of boundaries in my membership program Walk with Me.

 


The music for this podcast is Drifting Upstream by Hyson.
Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Hyson/Soundtrack_for_the_Weary_Vol_I/Hyson_-_Drifting_Upstream

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0


 

Dec 11

Ep103: How to Check in With Your Daily Routine

By Donna Doyon | Blog , Gratifying Goals , Podcast

The transition from a recovering ugly duckling continues…

This week we look at your daily routine to determine if you are doing things “right” and to see if you can make adjustments to some tasks that will serve your creative and coaching goals more effectively.



Show Notes:

This week’s episode is sponsored by the Healthier Habits for Your Mind, Body, and Business mini-guide. This mini-guide offers simple actions you can take every day to stay in alignment with your core intention of living healthier and happier while growing your business. Get your free copy at donnadoyon.com/habits.

I started the episode by drawing cards from two oracle card decks.

 

Keepers of the Light Deck by Kyle Gray

Gaia - Keepers of the Light  The Keepers of the Light deck by Kyle Gray is gorgeous!

Gaia reminds us to stay grounded and ensure that our choices are for the highest good. As you begin to pay attention to the tasks and activities that are filling your days, keep Gaia in mind. Keep asking yourself if these activities are for the highest good.

Note: The “highest good” does not mean you sacrifice all to please others. Your highest good matters, too!

Next week we’ll talk about boundaries and how a lack of boundaries does not serve the highest good. Tune in!

 

 

 

Lavish Earth - Selenite and Pearly Ammonite The Lavish Earth card deck by Amy Woodson makes it easy to connect with your favorite crystals. And you don’t have to walk around with a pocket full of rocks! Each card also shares an inspirational quote.

Selenite magnifies and supports the properties of other crystals.  “The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances; if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” ~ Carl Jung

Pearly Ammonite represents pure hope. Everything seems possible. Lift yourself out of the day to day. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to ones courage.” ~ Anais Nin

For us, these cards mean that it’s time to start believing in what’s possible by taking a step back from what we are currently doing so we can see what REALLY needs to be done. Just because our routines served us in the past, does not mean they will serve us in the future. If you want to make any changes in your life or business, you need to make changes in your daily routine.


The music for this podcast is Drifting Upstream by Hyson.
Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Hyson/Soundtrack_for_the_Weary_Vol_I/Hyson_-_Drifting_Upstream

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

Dec 04

Ep102: Mind, Body, and Business

By Donna Doyon | Blog , Learn with Me , Podcast

This podcast’s transition continues as I consider the people I most like to talk with. Hint: It’s people at the beginning stage of something. It might be a fitness program, a life change, a creative endeavor or business.

Today I share 5 reasons why I think they are the coolest people in the world.



Show Notes:

Here are some things I talked about in today’s show:

Ep101: Transitions and Transformations – As I approached the 100th episode of Reflections of a Recovering Ugly Duckling, I started feeling like it was time to make some changes. I decided it was time to leave the past behind me and step into a brighter, bolder future.

Why You Aren’t Taking Action – Amy Porterfield, an online marketing expert, interviewed Brooke Castillo on her podcast about three things that keep us from taking action. This was brilliant!

Ep100: Secrets to Living Happily Ever After – I shared how after writing 90+ Once upon a time & she lived happily ever after stories, I realized that most of the secrets fell into one of five categories. Learn what those categories are and let me know if you agree or disagree OR which secrets I overlooked.


The music for this podcast is Drifting Upstream by Hyson.

Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Hyson/Soundtrack_for_the_Weary_Vol_I/Hyson_-_Drifting_Upstream

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Nov 27

Ep101: Transitions and Transformations

By Donna Doyon | Blog , Maximizing Mindset , Podcast

As I approached the 100th episode of Reflections of a Recovering Ugly Duckling, I started feeling like it was time to make some changes.

I decided it was time to leave the past behind me and step into a brighter, bolder future.

Today starts a new adventure!



 

The music for this podcast is Drifting Upstream by Hyson.
Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Hyson/Soundtrack_for_the_Weary_Vol_I/Hyson_-_Drifting_Upstream

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Nov 20

Ep100: Secrets to Living Happily Ever After

By Donna Doyon | Blog , Maximizing Mindset , Podcast , Surpassing Self

In this 100th episode, I split the Secrets to Living Happily Ever After into five key categories.

It was quite enlightening (and a bit surprising) to spot the patterns.



Show Notes:

I did snap a selfie upon completing the episode. Like I said in the episode, I was not camera ready. HA HA

I also noticed when editing the episode (I did cut out some coughing and sneezing), that I pretty much handled the episode as I originally planned it in my mind. I had wanted to do more prep work to tell you how many episodes covered each of the “Happily Ever After” categories I shared.

My modified plan (which I did NOT end up doing) was going to be to read you a few of the “Happily Ever After” secrets and talk about them individually.

Overall, despite the sniffling and coughing, I’m satisfied with this episode. So once again, just showing up (featured in Ep085 and which would fall into the “freedom of choice” and “having courage to be yourself / trusting yourself / believing in yourself” categories) proves to be one secret to living happily ever after.


The music for this podcast is Drifting Upstream by Hyson.
Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Hyson/Soundtrack_for_the_Weary_Vol_I/Hyson_-_Drifting_Upstream

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


 

Nov 13

Ep099: Too Many Hats or So Many Hats

By Donna Doyon | Blog , Maximizing Mindset , Podcast

Each of us wears many hats, fills many roles, in our worlds.

Are you wearing hats that are a good fit for you?

Do they match your style?

Are you weighted down by wearing toooooo many hats or are you excited to pick from sooooo many hats?

Would love to read your comments on the hats you are wearing.



The music for this podcast is Drifting Upstream by Hyson.
Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Hyson/Soundtrack_for_the_Weary_Vol_I/Hyson_-_Drifting_Upstream
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Nov 06

Ep098: Own Your Inhibitions

By Donna Doyon | Blog , Maximizing Mindset , Podcast

I realized as a 20-year-old airman in the US Air Force that alcohol was an amazingly easy way to become more like the person I wanted to be. I could be fun, funny, and flirty. But I could only be that person when I was drinking. I decided that wasn’t good enough.



The music for this podcast is Drifting Upstream by Hyson.
Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Hyson/Soundtrack_for_the_Weary_Vol_I/Hyson_-_Drifting_Upstream

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


 

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