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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TC340: The Book of Joy – Our Next Cafe Book Club Selection

TC340: The Book of Joy – Our Next Cafe Book Club Selection

In this episode host Robin Masiewicz and co-host Amy Frost discuss the next selection in our Cafe Book Club: The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abbrams. 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. “Happy, not only just on the physical level, but mentally.  Peace. Compassion. That’s the real joy.” – Dalai Lama   The video below appeared on CBS Sunday Morning...

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TC337: Growing Forward-Nutrition with Catie Fitzgerald

TC337: Growing Forward-Nutrition with Catie Fitzgerald

In this podcast we wrap up our discussion of Codependent No More by Melody Beattie, and welcome back our nutritional guru Catie Fitzgerald to talk about food and how it relates to codependency. Catie also describes her new program for 2017. Chapter 20 – Learning to Live and Love Again At the Same Time This chapter reviews summarizes the main concepts from the book. “At least I don’t run around actively seeking my own demise anymore”. – Anonymous Alanon Member Getting started: In a nutshell, she uses the HOW method: H – Honesty – get honest O – Openness – keep an open mind W – Willingness – become willing to try new things We need to learn to really see ourselves and our motives. Melodie says to...

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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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TC333: Cafe Book Club – Codependent No More – Ch 5 – 9

TC333: Cafe Book Club – Codependent No More – Ch 5 – 9

In this week’s Cafe Book Club, host Robin Masiewicz and co-host Amy Frost discuss chapters 5 – 9 of  Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself and the companion Codependent No More Workbook by Melody Beattie. These chapters focus on the Basics of Self Care. Chapter 5: Detachment In Chapter 5, Melody Beattie describes detachment as an underlying concept. “It is something we need to do frequently, as we strive to live happy lives. It is the goal of most recovery programs for codependents. And, it is something we must do first –before we can do the other things we need to do. We cannot begin to work on ourselves, to live our own lives, feel our own feelings, and solve our own problems until we have...

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