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When Motivation Runs Out: Design your Space to Support your Habits - Part 3 achieving highest potential sustaining wholesome habits

by Dr. Ioana Popa

As a giver, have you been putting off your own projects or habits due to the many demands in your life? And in this New Year are you ready to turn things around, but not sure...

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When Motivation Runs Out: Train Your Subconscious Brain - Part 2 achieving highest potential sustaining wholesome habits

by Dr. Ioana Popa

When we are running low on motivation, is there a way to help ourselves and support our mind, so that we can keep our habits with ease and progress toward our goals?

And if...

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When Motivation Runs Out: Bridging the Gap between Thoughts and Actions - Part 1 achieving highest potential sustaining wholesome habits

by Dr. Ioana Popa

What do we do when motivation runs out? It is so helpful to have inner drive to do things, but many times we don't have the same level of motivation or energy.

And this is...

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How to Set Intentions for the New Year achieving highest potential sustaining wholesome habits time in renewal

by Dr. Ioana Popa

It can be exciting to set intentions and goals at the beginning of the year, but for many people it is tricky to actually follow through with them. This is especially true...

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Can Motivation be Internal or External? achieving highest potential renewal-on-the-go sustaining wholesome habits

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Many people believe that motivation is important in order to achieve our goals and intentions, and the dilemmas become should motivation be internal or external?

And...

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Why Intentions Matter As We Start The New Year achieving highest potential renewal-on-the-go

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Many people set goals at the end or beginning of the new year, but it can be hard to stay on track especially when juggling many commitments as a giver. And then, it is easy...

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Does True Self-esteem come from Achievement or from Soul? achieving highest potential care for the soul - true self

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Having low self-esteem is common and can be a difficult feeling to shake, which is why many people tend to seek validations from external factors such as jobs, relationships,...

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Giving in Balance: Unmet Needs and Wellbeing inner parts work renewal conversations

Interview with Nancy Sowell, LICSW, IFS Trainer

For many givers, it may seem that feeling out of balance is an unavoidable part of the giving journey. This may be partly true nowadays as busyness,...

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How to Connect with Your True Self and Soul Part 4 - Practical Steps achieving highest potential care for the soul - true self inner parts work regenerate & renew

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Connecting with our True Self, our Soul, our true inner home, can feel like a daunting task requiring years and years of practice. Nonetheless there is a common...

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The Soul and the Ultimate Freedom of Choice - is the Christian perspective valid? care for the soul - true self

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Nonetheless this can lead to polarities - one person's word against another person's word, or 'my tradition against your tradition' and vice-versa.
As we all know,...

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Does Psychology have anything to say about the Soul? care for the soul - true self regenerate & renew

by Dr. Ioana Popa

If you ever wondered what Psychology or Science might have to say about what IS, beyond our mind (thoughts), heart (emotions), perception and body sensations, then watch this...

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Does the Soul exist? Does it even matter? And if so, how can one tap into it? care for the soul - true self regenerate & renew

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Do we have a soul? Does it even exist? How do we even know? And does it matter? Is this even connected to our ability to regenerate so that we can keep on giving?

Questions...

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Boundaried Generosity and 9 Insights to Prevent Professional Burnout with Dr. Thomas Skovholt achieving highest potential emotional regulation renewal conversations

Interview with Dr. Thomas Skovholt - Author of The Resilient Practitioner

If you are passionate about giving and are in the helping profession, such as a therapist, nurse, doctor, priest, pastor,...

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The Yo-Yo Self-care problem: the core dilemma leading to burnout sustaining wholesome habits

by Dr. Ioana Popa

It is widespread in our culture to think of self-care as a 'one time reset', as a 'project' - "If I can only regenerate this time, then I can later maintain this new rhythm"....

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Emotional Regulation & Spiritual Growth: Can emotions have a message for us? achieving highest potential emotional regulation staying in flow

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Many kind and compassionate human beings and givers might think that taking the time to focus and care for their emotions is selfish. This might be the case even more, if you are...

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Emotional Regulation Beyond Suppression or Catharsis: The Third Way achieving highest potential emotional regulation staying in flow

by Dr. Ioana Popa

As a giver, what is your experience with intense emotions, especially as you are trying to relax at the end of the day, have some quiet time, regenerate or pray? For many...

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How to Settle Your Thoughts at the End of the Day after workday - separate & release regenerate & renew renewal-on-the-go

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Many compassionate givers find themselves exhausted by 6-7pm (or even sooner) to the point that they feel that they have no time and energy to enjoy their evening, to regenerate,...

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How can Working on Identity and Staying in the Now Impact Your Habits Part 5 achieving highest potential sustaining wholesome habits time in renewal

by Dr. Ioana Popa

How can working on your identity and staying in the now impact your habits? As a follow-up to last week's Renewal Nugget - I share in the last part, Part 5, another type of inner...

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Internal Dialogue: Can it help in sustaining better habits? Part 4 achieving highest potential inner parts work sustaining wholesome habits

by Dr. Ioana Popa

In sustaining long-term habits and rituals, there is one aspect that is often  OVERLOOKED! It is the nature of our inner conversations as we go about our day and hope to keep...

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The Unconventional Yet Effortless Way to Build Habits Part 3 achieving highest potential sustaining wholesome habits

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Do you feel like you've already tried multiple ways to keep yourself motivated to implement a habit or reach a goal? At some point, you might even have started to think that there...

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How To Build Habits That Stick Part 2: Take deliberation out achieving highest potential sustaining wholesome habits

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Do you feel like you've already tried multiple ways to keep yourself motivated to implement a habit or reach a goal? At some point, you might even have started to think that there...

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How To Build Habits That Stick Part 1: Motivation or Effortless Will? achieving highest potential sustaining wholesome habits

by Dr. Ioana Popa

How many times do we set goals or plan new habits, get excited initially, to only lose our energy a few weeks later, and go back to our default way of being, without feeling the...

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Empathy or Compassion: Which one can prevent Burnout? achieving highest potential care for the soul - true self renewal conversations

Interview with Joel Klepac - Family & Marriage Therapist.

How can we create a space where we can fill both our needs and the needs of the people we care for? As givers, can we be present in...

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Cosmic Ways of God's Working In Our Lives achieving highest potential care for the soul - true self renewal conversations

Interview with Rev. Fr. Antony Hughes - Orthodox Christian Priest.

Is God truly everywhere? Is it possible for us to connect with God, no matter what our circumstances are (time, day, our feelings,...

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How to Avoid Distractions During Evening Prayer? after workday - separate & release care for the soul - true self renewal-on-the-go

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Can't fully focus when Praying at night? Just when you're about to communicate with God, your mind gets distracted with thoughts or emotions? You are not alone.

At the end of the...

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How Intentional Awareness Affects Well-Being achieving highest potential care for the soul - true self renewal conversations

Interview with Liz Munns - Somatic Experiencing  & Meditation Practitioner

As we work daily on our phones or computers- it is easy to lose track of our bodies and switch into fight or...

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Is Prayer Enough to Prevent Burnout? The answer might surprise you! care for the soul - true self renewal-on-the-go

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Is prayer (connection with God and the divine) enough to prevent burnout, maintain a balance and prevent burnout?

In this Renewal Nugget, I unpack a central mistake that...

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Finding Meaning Beyond Suffering achieving highest potential care for the soul - true self grief recovery renewal conversations

Interview with Sebastien Falardeau - Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist, Interfaith Chaplain.

"Can we find meaning beyond suffering?" In this Renewal Conversations, our episode’s special...

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Why Self-Care is Not One-Size-Fits-All achieving highest potential renewal-on-the-go sustaining wholesome habits

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Is this you? Trying different self-care routines, programs or advice and finding yourself feeling frustrated because nothing seems to work or stick long enough?

If so,...

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Three Secrets to Motivate Yourself Today achieving highest potential

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Have you ever had a hard time motivating yourself to do something, including taking care of yourself? At times, motivating ourselves can come easily, but sometimes (or many...

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Faith, Spirituality and Renewal achieving highest potential care for the soul - true self renewal conversations

Interview with Dr. Dee Jaquet - Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor

Welcome to our Renewal Conversations, as part of our Team For The Soul® - Renewal Nuggets, an Oasis in the Midst of...

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Befriending Our 'Self-Sacrificing' Part achieving highest potential inner parts work renewal-on-the-go sustaining wholesome habits

by Dr. Ioana Popa

If you feel guilty and undeserving of ‘self-care’ moments even though you know you feel at times running on empty, this video is for you!

As a giver, you might...

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Inner Parts Work and Spirituality achieving highest potential care for the soul - true self inner parts work renewal conversations

Interview with Dr. Tom Holmes - Psychologist, Author and International Trainer

Welcome to our Renewal Conversations, as part of our Team For The Soul® - Renewal Nuggets, an Oasis in the Midst...

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Befriending 'Procrastination' in Self-Care achieving highest potential inner parts work renewal-on-the-go

by Dr. Ioana Popa

As givers, at times we tend to postpone or procrastinate our self-care or renewal routine because we feel we don't have the time, as we are too busy helping others. It is...

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Perfectionism in Self-care: Why It Matters And How To Befriend It achieving highest potential inner parts work renewal-on-the-go

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Most of us have a side of us that is striving for perfection. This can be good at times as it helps us make sure everything gets done well, however, too much of it can also...

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Our Ego: Why It Matters And How To Befriend It achieving highest potential inner parts work

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Have you heard of the term Ego, and not sure what to do with it? I’ve been seeing many psychological and spiritual teachings recommending shutting down our Ego as a...

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