Category Archives for "Surpassing Self"

May 21

Ep126: A Feminine Approach to SMART Goals

By Donna Doyon | Blog , Gratifying Goals , Podcast , Surpassing Self

Last week, I asked if your SMART goals were DUMB. This week, I continue talking about SMART goals, and put a feminine spin on them. Using a recent goal in my life, I compare how the masculine and feminine energies apply to achieving goals. 


Show Notes:

I mentioned last week's episode, Ep125: Are Your SMART Goals DUMB?

I also mentioned Audrey Action and her podcast Women are the Journey.

Learn about Walk with Me here ==> Walk with Me

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May 14

Ep125: Are Your SMART Goals DUMB?

By Donna Doyon | Blog , Gratifying Goals , Podcast , Surpassing Self

Goal setting guidance encourages creating SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Action-based, Realistic, and Time bound). But can your well-thought out SMART goals be DUMB goals?

Learn 4 factors that will help you determine if you should continue pursuing a goal. 


Show Notes:

I mentioned the two-part series on the importance of establishing healthy personal boundaries. Here are links to those episodes:

Ep104: How Healthy Boundaries will Free Your Time, Energy, and Spirit

Ep105: The Risks and Benefits of Setting Healthy Boundaries

Learn about Walk with Me here ==> Walk with Me

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May 07

Ep124: A Tale of Two Mentees

By Donna Doyon | Blog , Podcast , Surpassing Self

If you're like me, you're always learning something new or revisiting a topic for additional insight or ways to apply knowledge.

It may be how to get more done in less time, how to shut down the inner voices that are telling me that I can't or I shouldn't try something. 

I recently bought a new software platform for designing my website. I was watching a video the other night while Earl was watching Game of Thrones replays. At one point I gasped and said, "How freaking cool!"

I am giddy with excitement and have been binge watching videos, reading instructions, and figuring things out. 

I am certain to make a mess of my website as I am learning this new software. Making a mess of things can be part of the fun!

Anyway... since I am high on learning new things these days (and transitioning from my current way of doing things to a new way of doing things) -- teaching this old dog new tricks, I started thinking about the support we can get while learning something new or developing our skills.

In this episode I share my thoughts on guides, coaches, and mentors. 


Show Notes:

Learn about Walk with Me here ==> Walk with Me

Here's the tarot card I drew. Queen of Cups from the Witches Tarot deck by Ellen Dugan and Mark Evans.

Donna Doyon - Queen of Cups - Witches Tarot by Ellen Dugan and Mark Evans

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Mar 05

Ep115: Surrendering to Your Journey

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

If you believe you have a purpose, but find yourself wandering, not sure where you are heading, or which direction you should be heading, discover the joy and magic of simply surrendering to your journey. Trust that you are exactly where you need to be.



Oracle Cards Mentioned:

Here are the three cards that guided the content of today’s episode:

Donna Doyon - Passion

from the Archangel Oracle Cards deck by Doreen Virtue

Donna Doyon - Wandering Path

from the Sacred Traveler Oracle Cards deck by Denise Linn

Donna Doyon - Love Matters

from the Nature’s Whispers Oracle Cards deck by Angela Hartfield and Josephine Wall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This crystal energizes today’s topic:

Donna Doyon - Chevron Amethyst

from the Lavish Earth Crystal Affirmation deck by Amy Woodson

And this card inspired this episode!

Donna Doyon - Surrendering to the Journey

from the Sacred Traveler Oracle Cards deck by Denise Linn


Show Notes:

Here are two services I mentioned in today’s episode:

FREE card reading: If you are interested in a card reading done via video, sign up for a FREE card reading.

Walk with Me: A Holistic Fitness Experience – Click to learn about my Walk with Me membership experience.

Here is the book I mentioned:

The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller with Jay Papasan. Check it out from your local library or favorite bookseller.


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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
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Feb 26

Ep114: What’s the Focus of Your Daily Affirmations?

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

Every day, throughout the day, you make statements to and about yourself.

Are these statements serving your growth and well being or are they keeping you in a state of negative reality?

Learn how changing your words, can change your outcome.

Now if your first thought is, “Daily affirmations are stupid. I don’t believe they can change anything about my life.”

I invite you to consider “what if…”

Remember the mindset work we’ve been doing?

A fixed mindset says “Nothing can or will change.” And if you are satisfied with your life as it is, you’re right, you don’t need to change anything.

But…

If you are not satisfied… a growth mindset invites you to become curious. To play. To experiment.

So ask yourself, “What if writing out positive daily affirmations actually works? What if by changing what I am thinking, I can change how I am feeling? What if by changing how I am feeling, I can change what I am doing? What if by changing what I am doing, I can change the direction of my life?”

That WHAT IF question is powerful!

Are you willing to give it a try? Even if you feel silly, out of your element, or even stupid for doing it?

A growth mindset says, “Sure. I’ll give it a try. You can’t win the lottery if you never buy a ticket.”

Join me in my FREE Facebook group Start Today and Continue Tomorrow and share your experience with positive daily affirmations.



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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 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 12

Ep112: You Know What to Do

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

Do you ever wish you knew what to do?

Did it ever occur to you that you already know what to do, you are just resisting the doing?

Today I talk about my new awareness on this challenge.



Show Notes:

Here are links to the things I mentioned in today’s podcast:

Podcast episodes on Mindset:

Part 1 – Ep108: Mindset – What it is and why it matters

Part 2 – Ep109: Mindset – Recognizing Mental Filters

Part 3 – Ep110: Reframing Your Mindset

Learn how to with me:

Learn how to receive a FREE oracle card reading

Learn about Healthier Habits Foundation, a self-study program with coaching support

Request information on 1-on-1 coaching with me.

Here’s the book I mentioned that gave me a knew way of thinking about angels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can purchase it thru your favorite bookstore or online.


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_UpstreamLicense: 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 29

Ep110: Reframing Your Mindset

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

Part 3 of a 3-part series on Mindset.

Part 3 offers a few ways to “reframe” your fixed mindset to one of growth. Reframing simply means looking at a situation from a different perspective.

It’s like looking at a painting or photograph hanging on someone’s wall. You saw it, but it didn’t grab your attention. The next time you visited you were drawn to this same image. You asked your friend what was different about it.

“Oh, I didn’t like the frame it was in,” she replied. “So I bought a new one. It makes all the difference, doesn’t it?”

You can do the same thing when looking at your circumstances, relationships, and opportunities. If you don’t like what you are seeing, you can change the frame.

I’d love to know your thoughts. Leave a comment below or join my Facebook group, Start Today and Continue Tomorrow.



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Show Notes:

Here are some things I talked about in this week’s episode:
On the topic of Mindset:
On the topic of Personal Boundaries:

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 22

Ep109: Mindset – Recognizing Mental Filters

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

Part 2 of a 3-part series on mindset.

Part 2 covers three mental filters that are limiting your choices, opportunities, and potential, by not capturing enough information or the correct information.



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:

Part 1 of 3 on mindset: Ep108: Mindset – What it is and why it matters

Information on additional mental filters:

20 Stealthy Mental Filters That Are Sabotaging You by Jon Patrick Hatcher

15 Common Cognitive Distortions by John M. Grohol, Psy.D.


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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