TC 272: Pope Francis – Beacon of Compassion

TC 272: Pope Francis – Beacon of Compassion

In this episode of the Transformation Cafe podcast, host Robin Masiewicz and her guests discuss the recent visit of Pope Francis, and the concept of being a change-agent for compassion. They talk about their reactions to the Pope’s visit, and how he personifies caring for the least among us. They discuss tools for cultivating compassion for ourselves and toward others. At the bottom of this blog post you’ll find one such tool – a video of a Loving Kindness Meditation. Pope Francis visited the United States from September 22-27. He traveled to Washington, D.C. , New York, and Philadelphia. The news covered his visit extensively, including his speech to Congress, his visit to the United Nations, and his participation at the World Meeting of...

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TC 270: Playing Your Own Game

TC 270: Playing Your Own Game

Host Robin Masiewicz and guest Amy Frost talk about tennis great Billie Jean King and her famous “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match with Bobbie Riggs in 1973. Billie Jean’s win helped lead the revolution in women’s sports, and changed how women are viewed on and off the field. September 20 is the 42nd anniversary of the historic match. In case you’re wondering if a tennis match played in 1973 is even relevant to today’s world, Variety reports that Fox Searchlight is producing “Battle of the Sexes” with Brie Larson as Billie Jean King and Steve Carell as Bobby Riggs. HBO is producing “Proof” with Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti, and coming from Chernin Entertainment is “Match Maker” with Will Ferrell...

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TC 259: The Celebrity Janitor

TC 259: The Celebrity Janitor

Host Robin Masiewicz and Cafe regular Gloria talk about the story of a grade-school janitor who is so popular with the students that the entire second grade class at Alan Shepard elementary stood in line to get his autograph at the end of the school year. A picture of the kids standing in line (below) was posted online and quickly gained over three MILLION views in a matter of hours. “On June 2, students at Alan Shepard Elementary School in Bourbonnais, Illinois were given a designated time where they could exchange and sign yearbooks. However, it was Mr. Steve who was getting all the attention.” How do people like “Mr. Steve” Weidner, the janitor, have such a profound affect on children? Is he really a superstar, or is this just media...

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TC 257: The Three A’s of Awesome

TC 257: The Three A’s of Awesome

Everything is Awesome! In this episode of the Transformation Cafe podcast, host Robin Masiewicz and Cafe regular Gloria discuss the little things in life that are awesome, “simple, universal, little pleasures that we all love but we just don’t talk about enough. Things like waiters and waitresses who bring you free refills without asking, being the first table to get called upto the dinner buffet at a wedding, wearing warm underwear from just out of the dryer, or when cashiers open up a new check-out lane at the grocery storeand you get to be first in line even if you were last at the other line, swoop right in there”. Robin was inspired to talk about this topic by Neil Pasricha’s TEDxToronto presentation. Neil is the author of the...

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TC 255: Discovering Your Life’s Purpose

TC 255: Discovering Your Life’s Purpose

Many people reach a point in their lives where they start to really question why they are here, what is the purpose of their life? What are they supposed to be doing? Whatever it is, they know it’s not what they’re doing now. But how do you find your life’s purpose?   Our guest Al Diaz has developed a technique to help people find their life’s purpose, and to discover their personal gift to help them achieve it. In this interview Al discusses his involvement in Evolution Fest, and his work with other leaders in the field of personal development. “Be a producer of something that supports, enables, and propels the common wealth.” ~ Al Diaz Recommended Resources Upcoming Events: Evolution Fest Evolution Fest is a three-day...

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TC 214: Inspiring Creativity – Purple Easel

TC 214: Inspiring Creativity – Purple Easel

In this episode we welcome Matt McDavid of Purple Easel, a unique “Art Experience” located in Rancho Cucamonga, California. In the podcast Matt shares how he got started, why he finds helping people find their inner artist so rewarding, and the importance of creativity to each individual’s ability to express themselves. According to the PurpleEasel.com web site “Purple Easel is an evening out Art Experience. You bring the drinks and we provide all the painting materials. We take you step by step to recreate the evening’s featured piece, no experience required. You’ll be amazed at what you will accomplish! Laughing with friends, sipping drinks, and creating art is what we’re about. Many people make a party of it, some folks come alone to...

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