TC343: Cafe Book Club presents The Book of Joy – Pillar 1: Perspective

TC343: Cafe Book Club presents The Book of Joy – Pillar 1: Perspective

In this episode host Robin Masiewicz and co-host Amy Frost discuss the Pillar of Perspective, the first of the Eight Pillars of Joy. Archbishop Tutu and the Dalai Lama discuss having a mental immunity that helps us about filling our minds and hearts with positive thoughts and feelings. There are so many times we get caught up in our fear, things that are going on when we experience challenging circumstances. “A healthy perspective really is the foundation of joy and happiness, because the way we see the world is the way we experience the world. Changing the way we see the world in turn changes the way we feel and the way we act, which changes the world itself.” The Dalai Lama used the terms wider perspective and larger perspective. They involve...

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TC342: Cafe Book Club – The Book of Joy: Part 1

TC342: Cafe Book Club – The Book of Joy: Part 1

In this episode host Robin Masiewicz and co-host Amy Frost begin their review of The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams. The book explores how to live a more joyous life and is broken down into the “Eight Pillars”: Perspectives, Humility, Humor, Acceptance, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Compassion, and Generosity. This is one of a hundred or so (!) books  that the Dalai Lama has authored or lent his name to, and the first one with Archbishop Tutu. The Four Independent Brain Circuits In this week’s show, Robin mentions the “four independent brain circuits that influence our well-being. According to Davidson: “There are four independent brain circuits...

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TC336: Cafe Book Club – Codependent No More – Ch 15 – 19

TC336: Cafe Book Club – Codependent No More – Ch 15 – 19

In this week’s Cafe Book Club, host Robin Masiewicz and co-host Amy Frost discuss chapters 15 – 19 of Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself and the companion Codependent No More Workbook by Melody Beattie. Chapter 15 – “Yes You Can Think” In codependence, many of us don’t trust our minds. We truly understand the horror of indecision. The small choices such as what to order at a restaurant or what bottle of bleach to purchase paralyzes us. Big choices like what to do with our lives or who to live with or how to solve our problems can be overwhelming. We must think, figure things out, decide what we need and want and decide how to solve our own problems. Our ability to think may be...

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TC335 – Transformation Cafe – Best of 2016

TC335 – Transformation Cafe – Best of 2016

In this episode host Robin Masiewicz and co-host Amy Frost take a look back at 2016. Below is a list of the programs that you may want to listen to again or review if you missed them the first time. We did about fifty shows in 2016; here are some of our favorites. Setting Your Intention TC 283 – Letters To My Future Self – In this episode we talked about writing a letter to yourself in the future, inspired by the “Letters To My Future Self” diary. It contains writing prompts such as “where do I want to go”, “all the things I’d like to try someday”, “I promise myself to”, “I never want to forget this”, and other topics for self-reflection. You date the letter to be opened at whatever...

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TC321: Cafe Book Club interview with Ana Weber – author of Passion, Spirit, Purpose

TC321: Cafe Book Club interview with Ana Weber – author of Passion, Spirit, Purpose

In this week’s podcast host Robin Masiewicz and co-host Amy Frost welcome back bestselling author and success coach Ana Weber, author of Passion, Spirit, Purpose – 3 Formulas to the DOXA Method to Empower You to Love Your Life to discuss what we’ve learned from this great little book. In this interview Ana recaps some ideas from the book, and describes how it has impacted her readers. Ana is now in the process of developing a companion workbook so we can dive deeper into the DOXA method (which we’ll share on here on Transformation Cafe when it’s available). Update: Since this was originally posted, Ana Weber was featured on the TV show “Moving America Forward” with William Shatner in April 2017. Below is her segment from...

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TC320: Cafe Book Club – Passion, Spirit, Purpose Ch. 18 – 21

TC320: Cafe Book Club – Passion, Spirit, Purpose Ch. 18 – 21

In this week’s podcast host Robin Masiewicz and co-host Amy Frost discuss chapters 18 – 21 of Passion, Spirit, Purpose – 3 Formulas to Introduce the DOXA Method to Empower You to Love Your Life. Below are some suggested questions to ponder. We suggest that you take each question and journal your response. For a slightly different perspective, try writing with your non-dominant hand (if you’re right-handed, try writing left-handed). Since writing this way uses the other side of your brain, you’re likely to get a very different view. Here is an article with tips to learn how to write with your other hand. Below you’ll find a link to “The Power of Your Other Hand” by Lucia Capacchione. Chapter 18: What I’ve Learned to...

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