Stuff Explained Ep18: Growing Up (Big Idea)

Inspired by the Christmas and holiday seasons, Aristidis Marousas ponders what it means to grow up. What were the expectations of adulthood in our minds as children? What are they now? How can we hold on to Joy, Wonder, and Innocence?

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You CAN Change

There seems to be a limitless amount of material available to help us change for the better.

Whether it is overcoming addiction and trauma, or learning new skills, there are books, podcasts, classes, blog posts (including from yours truly), and more on offer.

These options to learn and grow are all useless, however, if we do not first begin with the belief that we CAN change.

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Stuff Explained Ep09: Self Talk (Big Idea)

This Big Idea is all about how we speak to ourselves. The way in which we approach self talk is not only reflective of our own beliefs (positive or negative), values, and traumas, but is also indicative of how we may be communicating with others.

Tune in to learn about a few helpful techniques to deal with your thoughts when it feels like they’ve gone off the rails.

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Get Back to Joy

As children, we have no issue getting ourselves involved into activities for the sheer joy of doing them. Whether it is playing in the mud, tag with friends or family, drawing, putting on plays for parents, play is an essential part of our childhood.

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Everything is Choice

Life can often become overwhelming. We feel as though so much is out of our control and that we are hapless victims of circumstance. We become unhappy and even miserable with the state of our work, relationships, and ourselves. It is like God, or the universe, or other people keep derailing us and throwing obstacles in our way. We then resign ourselves to the status quo while wishing all the while things could be different.

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