Episode 81 | Reframing Reframe Your Life (the meta episode)

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We aren't sure if there have been tears after an episode before but there were after this one. We have an open conversation about the challenges and changes in our lives. And we make a couple of big announcements. Thankfully, we have a model to help us think through these things!

Have you ever felt restless or discontent with your work? Even if there are aspects of your work you love, there may be a time when you come to one conclusion - it is time to do something different. In this episode, we walk through our Reframe Your Life model and explore how it applied to a decision Jo-Anne has made to take on a full time job.

Changes have a way of rippling through our life. A change of job can mean a change in another area. Jo-Anne recognized along with her decision to go back to work full time her time commitments would change. We invest a lot of time on our podcast. We both allow several hours each week to record, edit, promote, post and send out our newsletter. Being self-employed makes it possible. Jo-Anne has decided to step away from Reframe Your Life.

This episode is the last one we are recording together as co-hosts. Although Jo-Anne will be back as a guest once she settles in to her new role. If you listened to Episode 78 (Reframe Your Spirituality) you are aware that Sandy has also been going through a pivot in her work. She's focusing more on working with women to support them in their spirituality. Along with that shift she was thinking about starting a separate podcast to go deeper into that type discussion with women.

When we started this podcast, we talked about how it would end (a good practice when starting any type of partnership). We agreed that if one of us wanted to leave and the other wanted to continue on they could continue Reframe Your Life. After some discussion, Sandy has decided to continue with the podcast but take it in a slightly different direction.

Sandy's update: Like all changes, we never know exactly how they will unfold. Clarity comes from action. I have already booked the first guests. Reframe Your Life is going to be reframed. And I think you will like it! The newsletter will continue and it will come through my email address (sandy@sandyreynolds.com). I'm hoping you'll give me a few episodes to find my footing in this new direction before you decide if this direction interests you. Please continue to provide feedback (on iTunes and by email) and guest suggestions. I'm taking the month of June off to redo the website to reflect the changes and to record some episodes. I'll be back in July with Reframe Your Life 2.0

Working together has been on the most fun and rewarding endeavours we have both experienced. It has been a journey that has taught us a lot and bonded our friendship. Thank you so much for your support. See you in July!

The blessing below is from John O'Donohue's book To Bless the Space Between Us  

For a New Position

May your new work excite your heart,
Kindle in your mind a creativity
To journey beyond the old limits
Of all that has become wearisome.

May this work challenge your toward
New frontiers that emerge
As you begin to approach them,
Calling forth from you the full force
And depth of your undiscovered gifts.

May the work fit the rhythms of your soul,
Enabling you to draw from the invisible
New ideas and a vision that will inspire.

Remember to be kind
To those who work for you,
Endeavour to remain aware
Of the quiet world
That lives behind each face.

Be fair in your expectations,
Compassionate in your criticism,
May you have the grace of encouragement
To awaken the gift in the other's heart,
Building in them the confidence
To follow the call of the gift.

May you come to know that work
Which emerges from the mind of love
Will have beauty and form.

May this new work be worthy
Of the energy of your heart
And the light of your thought.

May your work assume
A proper space in your life;
Instead of owning or using you,
May it challenge and refine you,
Bring you every day further
Into the wonder of your heart.

Please note: Reframe Your Life is an Amazon Affiliate and purchases made through links on our newsletter or website help offset some of the costs of the podcast.
 

Episode 80 | Lara Heacock on Creating a Kinder World

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We could all use a little more kindess in our lives. Being busy is a cultural norm that leads many women feeling exhausted and out of control in their lives. Lara Heacock has experienced that unending pressure to do more, be more and have more. And the subsequent burn out that is the inevitable result.

We get it. Jo-Anne has talked previously about how she reframed the word 'busy' to 'full' in her vocabulary. Our language is important and we want to make sure we use it to help us own our lives fully. Lara suggests we stop saying "I don't have time" and get clear by saying, "I didn't make time." Let's take responsibility for the things we have done or not done. And for how we talk about our choices.

Lara shares her story starting with committing to Self-Care Saturday - a weekly commitment to spending time doing things that would help her restore balance in her life. This commitment changed everything for her.

And kindness extends beyond self-care - it involves how we treat each other personally and professionally. Lara works with her corporate clients to help them develop a kinder aproach to how they work together. Imagine being part of a corporate culture where kindness is a value! If you've ever wished you responded with more kindness OR wished you had been treated more kindly this episode will inspire you!

If you are new to Reframe Your Life after you listen to this episode we suggest you listen to Episode 70 - Practical Ways to Practice Self-Care. 

Episode 78 | Reframe Your Spiritual Life

It's our two year anniversary! We want to thank you for being with us on this journey. We had no idea we would be still recording two years later - we weren't sure how it would go but here we are! This journey has taught us a lot. We've been learning just as much as our listeners from the topics and guests we have discussed. And as a result we are also continually reframing our lives. After all Reframing Your Life is not a one time thing.

In this episode, Sandy gets personal about reframing her business to work with women to help them become spiritually aligned in their lives. What does that mean? You'll have to listen to the episode to get the details.

If you have ever experienced a spiritual crisis or if you have spiritual story that needs reframed this episode is for you. A spiritual crisis happens when you experience a drastic change to your meaning system. Maybe you are questioning your purpose in life or your values. Maybe your beliefs have shifted or you are in an identity crisis. Perhaps you are undergoing an awakening to a new or deeper understanding of the world around you. Your dismantling or deconstructing can be very difficult and painful. It's happening externally as you confront some of the systems and ways you have participated in them. It's happening internally as you work through your own anxiety and fears about this shift and the way you have internalized your beliefs.

Sandy is working with women to help them:

  • Explore their values
  • Unpack their beliefs (whether they have shifted, need to be discarded or reclaimed)
  • Establish practices that support you in establishing the connection you desire
  • Get support in navigating the conversations and changes you want to make to live truthfully
  • Test new ways of being

Sign up for Live Truthfully and start reframing your spirituality at a special price to celebrate this new direction. Click on picture for details.

Not ready to take that step? Explore Sandy's recommended reading list for spiritual health.

Start aligning your life to reflect who you really are. And be sure to follow Sandy on Instagram!