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EPISODE 36: FINDING FORGIVENESS



“Without forgiveness, we remain tethered to the person who harmed us. We are bound with chains of bitterness, tied together, trapped. Until we can forgive the person who harmed us, that person will hold the keys to our happiness; that person will be our jailor. When we forgive the person who harmed us, we take back control of our own fate and our feelings. We become our own liberators. We don’t forgive to help the other person. We don’t forgive for others. We forgive for ourselves. Forgiveness, in other words, is the best form of self-interest. This is true both spiritually and scientifically.” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu 

Forgiveness is a conscious, deliberate decision to release feelings of resentment or vengeance toward a person or group who has harmed you, regardless of whether they actually deserve your forgiveness. It does not mean forgetting and it does not necessarily mean repairing a relationship.

This week we dive into the concept of forgiveness and how much effort it takes and how hard it is to practice. Fortunately there are many benefits to forgiving for your mental and physical health.  It is worth the effort. Forgiveness brings the forgiver peace of mind and frees us from corrosive anger. 

We discuss why we need to practice forgiveness and how we do it.  It’s not an easy task and it’s not an easy subject to discuss.  It is necessary to live in an empathetic world.  The more we are able to practice forgiveness the more space we have to practice empathy. 

Join us on this difficult, but oh so important, discussion.  

GO BOLDLY HOMEWORK 

  1. Take some time to reflect on things that you carry with you, resentments and shame that you feel toward yourself.  Write down what you are feeling.  
  2. Acknowledge and accept yourself as you are right now.
  3. Accountability partner.
  4. Burn the list.

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EPISODE 35: MIRACLES AND MOVING MOMENTS



EPISODE 11: MIRACLES AND MOVING EXPERIENCES

Albert Einstein said that, “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

What about you? Do you believe in miracles?  Have you had moments in your life that have moved you or inspired you?  A moment that has deeply impacted such as an outstanding sunrise or the birth of a child, fleeting song. These are moments in our lives that cause us to change course. Moments that move us to act, that stick with turning points or pivotal moments.

In today’s episode we talk about miracles and moving moments and how they can show us that the universe is connected. These profound moments in our lives often connect us more intimately and deeply with the larger sense of humanity. That connection provides us with room to build collective empathy. The more that we can connect to our larger sense of the world the more we can empathize with the people around us

What do you think?  Share some of your miracles and moving moments with us?

GO BOLDLY HOMEWORK

  1. Spend some quiet reflection thinking about the times in your life that had a real impact. What do you remember? Smells, sounds, colors, songs, places, people?
  2. Spend some time with your journal writing your thoughts on miracles – do you believe in them, how do you define a miracle, what does it mean in your life?
  3. Reach out to your accountability partner and talk it through with them.
  4. Send us a note on social media and let us know your thoughts!

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EPISODES 34: Signs from the Universe



Synchronicities are markers of soul guidance.

Have you ever thought “that was the strangest thing. That can’t be a coincidence?”  Those moments are what we focus on and talk about in this week’s episode.  

The Universe sends signs every day showing us that we are connected to it and to each other, we only have to be open to seeing them.  Synchronicity signs let you know that you’re on the right track.

This concept of synchronicity is not a new concept but comes from the psychotherapist Carl Jung.  In his work, he used the idea to refer to seeing multiple signs that held significance to both him and his therapy clients.

We spend time talking about what signs might show up?  Perhaps in the form of an animal, a missing object, a number pattern.  Maybe for you it is the experience of deja vu, an unexplained song, or a chill. 

What do they mean?  Is the Universe truly guiding us?  We could look at the universe as if we are all alone and it is a dog-eat-dog society or we could look at it that we are all connected.  How do you see our role in the universe?

Lastly we talk about how we can open ourselves up to see the signs.  Are you ready to tune into the signs and synchronicities in your life?

Join us as we take a serious look at a really fun topic.  

GO BOLDLY HOMEWORK

  1. Keeping your eyes open for signs.  
  2. Journal about a moment in your past when you have experienced a sign, an emotional experience, what did it mean to you?
  3. Incorporate a way throughout your week to start being more aware of signs from the Universe. 
  4. Talk to your accountability partner and share your experiences in the past or recently.  Let us know what has happened to you on social media.  We would love to hear from you!

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EPISODE 33: DISCOVERING OUR PURPOSE



What is your purpose? What is a purpose?

This week we try to answer those questions.  We discuss how we build a lie with intention.  We recognize that purpose in life and our jobs are not the same thing.  It’s important to keep trying to find it because having a purpose leads to happiness and physical health and well being.  Frankly, it can just make life more fun.

As usual we don’t just talk about the what but also the how we find our purpose.  How we can discover what we really love.  

Dive in with us as we explore our purpose and hope you find yours. 

GO BOLDLY HOMEWORK

  1. Get out your glue sticks and scissors. It’s time to make a vision board! Alternatively you can make one on Pinterest if you’re not feeling like being sticky.
  2. Spend some time with the vision board you created. What themes do you see? Does it spark any ideas for you moving forward?
  3. Share your ideas with your accountability partner!
  4. Send us a picture on social media or share your Pinterest board link with us. Let us know what you’re passionate about.

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EPISODE 32: WE CAN BUILD OUR OWN RESILIENCE



Buckle up friends, this is a good one.  We dig in deep learning about resilience and strength. Resilience involves the ability to recover and rebound from challenges and setbacks. While it may seem that some people are naturally better than others we’ve come to realize that we can build our resilience.  Like building a muscle, increasing your resilience takes time and intentionality.

Being resilient means facing difficulties head-on instead of falling into despair or using unhealthy coping strategies. We focus on the many ways we can build resilience as an individual and of course, a community. 

While resilience is so important in adults it is equally as important in children. Join us as we share many ways to help our kids become more resilient.  

The good news is that we can all build resilience without going through trauma.  Once we build resilience we are capable of so much more than we ever imagined.

WE GO BOLDLY HOMEWORK

  1. Resiliency is like building muscle, this week we are going to practice.  Take one or two skills that build resiliency and add them to your week.
  2. Share with your accountability what you tried and how it worked.
  3. Let us know how you had some resiliency into our life on our socials.

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EPISODE 31: BEING HIGHLY SENSITIVE IN AN OVERWHELMING WORLD



It’s all about being sensitive on this episode of We Go Boldly as we talk through the idea of what it means to be a highly sensitive person in an overwhelming world. We delve into the definitions of sensitive, insensitive, and highly sensitive as a personality trait as defined by Elaine Aron many years ago. We talk through some of the science behind personality traits and how high sensitivity impacts us as individuals. 

The cultural impact of how we view sensitivity as individuals and then as a larger culture come into play as well. We examine how our own bias impacted our research, our responses, and how we went about unravelling that bias as highly sensitive people. 

Some of the key benefits to being highly sensitive are increased intuition, creativity, adaptability and capacity for empathy. Highly sensitive people are often more deeply impacted by sensory input. They think and feel deeply, and look for meaning in their lives. Some people believe that highly sensitive individuals tend to seek out more spiritual answers and connections. 

On the flip side of that there are some challenges to being sensitive, outside of the typical stereotyping and cultural stigmatization. Highly sensitive people are predisposed to sensory overload and need more time to themselves. They also are more prone to perfectionism, being deeply impacted by conflict, and overwhelmed by the expectations of others. Developing and maintaining healthy boundaries becomes extremely important for people with this personality trait. 

For anyone who expresses sensitivity, whether a highly sensitive person or otherwise, society often puts stigma and negative connotations on such expression. We often hear sensitivity equated with weakness or being “too sensitive.” People equate sensitivity in women with hysteria and delicate natures prone to overreacting. All of this is a reaction to discomfort, and not the discomfort of the sensitive person. Rather the discomfort of the reacting individual. Sensitivity is not as taboo as it once was, but we still have a long way to go. 

GO BOLDLY HOMEWORK

  1. Grab your device. Click through this link and take the HSP test: https://hsperson.com/test/highly-sensitive-test/
  2. Consider all the negative and positive stereotypes around being highly sensitive and take some time to journal about your feelings on these. 
  3. Reach out to your accountability partner and discuss!
  4. Send us a note on Social Media and let us know your findings.

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EPISODE 30: PRACTICING ACCEPTANCE CAN TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE



Every week this season we are approaching empathy from a different and sometimes difficult perspective.  Acceptance is hard. Acceptance means embracing reality. It is a willingness to experience things as they are, instead of insisting that they be as you want them to be.

It is only with acceptance that we can truly embrace change and practice empathy. Acceptance allows you to move on instead of being perpetually stuck in a quagmire of “should haves” and “would haves”.

We reflect on our  own hesitancy with acceptance and the steps we can take to achieve it.  As with everything else, acceptance takes continue practice and hard work.  

Join us for this week and we can do the hard work to build collective empathy.

GO BOLDLY HOMEWORK

  1. Journal time: Where in your life could you be more accepting? EIther inwardly or outwardly?
  2. Journal time: Think back to a time when you were not accepting?  How would it have been easier and so how can you apply it to your life today?
  3. Check our Instagram stories for some mediation suggestions. If you’re up to it, share with us on social.

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EPISODE 29: TRUST & VULNERABILITY



Hard to believe but we are up to Episode 5 of Season 3! Talking this week about the foundational importance of trust and how it can help us work towards a more empathetic society. As we so often do, we refer back to our original episode today on finding your inner voice. In order to move forward in a trusting relationship; whether with yourself, other people, the Universe, it is important to first understand your own inner voice and self. Trusting yourself relies on an understanding of who you are and what you believe. Tune in and let us know what you think. As always we would love for you to subscribe, rate and review the show!

GO BOLDLY HOMEWORK

  1. Journal! Consider the following journal prompt:
    1. When do you trust yourself the most? The least?
  2. Accountability partner time – reach out and discuss your journal prompt.
  3. Find us on social media and let us know your thoughts.

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EPISODE 28: SHOWING EMPATHY IN A WORLD OF STRUGGLE



“Hope is a function of struggle.” – Brene Brown

“The struggle is real.”  We see this in social media, on mugs, on t-shirts.  It’s overused and often shows a lack of understanding of actual struggle.  

In this episode we dig deep into the concept of true struggle and our need for empathy.  When we ask “How are you?” we need to really mean it.  Beyond individually, empathy is necessary in order for us to be able to provide help and advocate collectively. 

America is a country in deep pain. We need to create safe spaces.  Allow for different journeys.  Be open to difficult conversations.  We need to build collective empathy.

Join us as we take a closer  look at what true struggle is and how we can help.

GO BOLDLY HOMEWORK

  1. Journal on what your organization is doing to practice empathy?  What can you do to add more empathy?  What about in your individual life? 
  2. Talk to your accountability and share your experiences and thoughts with adding empathy into your lives.
  3. Join us on our social channels to share your thoughts and experiences on how you are taking part in the movement for collective empathy.

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EPISODE 27: NICE IS NOT KIND, AND KIND DOES NOT ALWAYS FEEL NICE



Welcome to Episode 3 of Season 3 on We Go Boldly, and today we are talking about Nice versus Kind. We are looking closely at how to create a more empathetic society by taking a hard look at our own understanding and application of niceness and kindness.

Niceness is usually transactional in nature. Nice people do things for people with the expectation that we will get something in return, or that we will be more liked and/or included in a group. Often people mask their true feelings or desires in order to seem more nice and agreeable. People pleasers are nice. The niceness we are referring to grows out of insecurity and a need to be liked more than a need to 

Kindness is grounded in love, compassion and empathy for others or for yourself. When we act with kindness, we are giving or doing without thought for what we might receive in return. Sometimes when we do or say something with kindness, it can feel uncomfortable for us and the people around us. Kindness thrives in people with good boundaries, empathy, and societal understanding.

Many people confuse niceness for kindness and vice versa. For years we were told to “be nice,” “mind our manners,” and “be polite.” All too often we hear things like don’t bring up religion or politics in polite conversation. This can be a form of toxic niceness, not rocking the boat for the sake of the comfort of others, and people pleasing at the expense of standing up for your own personal ethics. 

Importantly, we need to learn to be kind to ourselves as well as the larger world. Starting with ourselves and growing outward helps create the kind of collective empathy we are talking about this season. The ability to talk to ourselves with love, compassion and kindness. To create real boundaries and stand up for what is right, even in the discomfort, begins to weave the thread that will help make up the collective empathy as we all work together.

“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” – Amelia Earhart 

GO BOLDLY HOMEWORK

  1. Break out your journal! Set a timer for 10 minutes and focus on the following journal prompt:
    1. What is my motivation for my day to day behaviors?
  2. Talk to your accountability partner about their motivations. Discuss kindness versus niceness in your life.
  3. Find us on social media and let us know how it’s going. If you want a little extra help working on this or any other topic check out our coaching services now available!

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