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Uplift My Life Podcast – Ep. 8 and 9 – Insights from a Monk turned Surgeon – Jehan de Soyza

Part 1:

 

Part 2:

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What I find to be VERY helpful in moving through life following my calling is to be connected with people who are in their journeys moving through theirs. The reflections we share fuel our journeys.

I am fortunate to have these friends in my life. Excitingly, each of them has a very unique path.

I’m putting this blessing forward to the world, to accompany you too.

 

Introducing:  “Intentional Life”, a series in my podcast.

In it, I reflect together with these Go-getters about their journeys and what it gives them. Lessons from the horses’ mouths!

 

In this first episode, I sat together with Jehan de Soyza. Jehan is an Eye Surgeon Trainee in Royal Perth Hospital, Australia.

 

 

     

As a part of his intentional life, Jehan lived and worked as a Monk for 9 years in multiple continents.

He didn’t set out to be one from the get-go. He was a Business student. In fact, that’s how we first met in 1995.

 

The reasons of his evolution – his intentional life – why and how he’s been doing it, the struggles, the presents, and how he brings them into his life today is what we’re discussing in this episode. We reflected together on success, happiness, meditation and self-growth.

The chat is split in 2 parts:

  • The first is about why he chose to serve as a monk, the journey to become one, and what his ascetic life then was like (Mind you, I’m super curious to hear details about it, aren’t you?)
  • The second is about what he learnt from it and how he continue to integrate them into his life today as a husband, a father, and a surgeon.

 

Enjoy and be inspired!
Astuti

 

Inputs, questions, feedback or suggestion for topics – write me at astuti@upliftmylife.today.

Interested in speaking with me about beliefs upgrading and reprogramming directly, set it up here.

 

#intentionalliving #intentionallife #upliftmylifetoday #risefromburnout #igniteyou

 

Copyrights etc.:

Music used in this Episode: “On My Way” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

 

Uplift My Life Podcast – Episode 7 – Are you breathing consciously?

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BREATHE…

I heard my therapist repeating this to me as I received her help to rise back from the burnout I experienced at the end of 2008.

BREATHE…

While I followed what she asked me, I was puzzled. I didn’t understand at all the context of why she asked me to “breathe” when I was obviously breathing.

I did, however, develop a “new” habit since then: to remember to consciously breathing regularly everyday. I still keep it until now. I can’t speak highly enough how conscious breathing habit changed my life.

 

In this episode, I invite Michelle Sabatini to share with us in-depth what #consciousbreathing is, what it does to us, especially in helping us to un-stuck ourselves from any situation anywhere, and how to do it.

Enjoy!

 

Time Code:

00:12      Welcome

0:40        The importance of breathing and why it’s worthwhile discussing it

02:20      Get to know Michelle Sabatini and how her body work approach helps many people to break automatic patterns in daily lives.

11:50       What conscious breathing looks like, why it is important to do, and why we often are unaware/disconnected from it.

19:12      Why it is important to accept what our body tells us and how breathing helps that.

27:00     How (tips to act on) to unblock us from feeling stuck, be it in a meeting, traffic jam, or any situation.

37:06      How breathing consciously helps us to let go the feeling of isolation and the role of pain in it.

44:30     Tips on how to breathe consciously regularly.

47:40      How to get in touch with Michelle Sabatini and what she offers (also for free) to help anyone to breathe consciously.

 

Inputs, questions, feedback or suggestion for topics – write me at astuti@upliftmylife.today. Thanks!

Interested in speaking with me about beliefs upgrading and reprogramming directly, set it up here.

#consciousbreathing #upliftmylifetoday #risefromburnout #igniteyou

 

Copyrights etc.:

Music used in this Episode: “On My Way” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Uplift My Life Podcast – Episode 6 – Let’s chat about Sabbatical

Are you pondering about doing a sabbatical?

 

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  • Do you know that in order to accelerate and grow, one needs to slow down for a period of time?
  • Are you aware of what matter most to you now and how different they are compared to 5 years ago?
  • When was the last time you allow yourself to deeply be inspired by something that is so different?

Join my conversation in Uplift My Life Today podcast with Julie Grauel about our respective experiences with taking multiple sabbaticals. Julie has been  working for 25 years and I for almost 20 years.

We are sharing our thoughts on what sabbatical was good for, what it gave us and how to plan for one.

Enjoy!!

 

Time Code:

00:20          Welcome

1:30             What sabbatical is, what you can use it for and what you can gain from the experience.

20:32          Is there a hidden cost in sabbatical? How a sabbatical differs from a holiday.

23:56          Is sabbatical suitable for carers of children or elders?

25:40          A couple of ideas to make a sabbatical possible.

30:24          Summary and recommendations.

 

Inputs, questions, feedback or suggestion for topics – write me at astuti@upliftmylife.today. Thanks!

Interested in speaking with me about beliefs upgrading and reprogramming directly, set it up here.

Copyrights etc.:

Music used in this Episode: “On My Way” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Cover photo: WordSwag

 

Uplift My Life Podcast – Episode 5 – Food that heals your body

“We don’t know how sick we are until we’re healthy” – Danna Levy Hoffman

 

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  • Do you know that your body is designed to heal itself?
  • How can you help, instead of disturb and distract, your body to heal itself?
  • What food takes energy from your body, instead of giving it an additional energy?
  • If you travel a lot, for work especially, what can you do to help maintaining good health?

Join my conversation with Danna Levy Hoffman, a Switzerland based Certified Health and Life style Coach in discussing facts and tips to help you change your life style, especially your eating habits, so you can manage the stress you experience better on daily basis.

 

Time Code:

00:00   – Opening

04:25 – Meet Danna Levy Hoffman of www.organilicious.ch and her philosophy in changing a life style.

07:22 – How our mind influences stress and stress level

08:51 – What happens to our body when we’re stressed out?

15:33 – Why women are more prone to stress

20:24 – Relationship between food and stress

24:10 – How to help our body to heal itself

35:37 – Food that bring in and consume energy

47:55 – Travellers Tips to maintain healthy food intake

51:18 – How our body speaks to us

55:10 – How Danna helps her clients to change their habits

59:05 – Closing

Inputs, questions, feedback or suggestion for topics – write me at astuti@upliftmylife.today. Thanks!

Interested in speaking with me about beliefs upgrading and reprogramming directly, set it up here.

 

Copyrights etc.:

Music used in this Episode: “On My Way” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Cover photo: WordSwag

Uplift! A journey from burnout to inner peace

“Whatever you choose to do in life,

make sure that you’re also doing it to help others”.

 

I was 16 when my late father said this to me. With such an intense gaze, he said these words.

 

I heard him, loud and clear. I remember it like it was yesterday. He didn’t have to say it often. I experienced him being consistent with this all throughout his life – dedicating his life to science to improve lives. He also followed his passion to develop young scientists in any way that he could.
 
His words have been staying in and with me since.
 
I experienced a burn out at the end of 2008. Not many people knew in-depth the ins and outs of it – what happened to me; what impact it had on my life; and how I came out from it. Only a handful of people; after I managed to move forward from its worst point.
 
This experience changed everything in my life, progressively. If my life then was a house, that house collapsed to the ground.
Since then, I’ve been rebuilding my “new house”, one layer at a time, and one area at a time. Carefully, with a lot of support.
It has been a journey filled with realisations, decisions, and forgiveness.
 
When the opportunity to write and share my story showed up in February this year through “Ignite Your life for Women” book, I jumped in full heartedly.

 

The book consists of real life stories about how 35 women moved forward after facing life crises, such as grave illnesses, divorces, separation, death, burnout, financial ruins, grieve, career dip, fear of aging etc when one has to start over from the ground up.

“It’s time”, I said to myself. I felt called and ready to share my story about the burnout.
I had only one intention: to offer what I’ve learnt about how to rise from the ashes, like a phoenix, and start to thrive again in a different way. It was about bringing my learnings to be of use for others.
 
What excited me more was that the proceeds from this book’s sale are going into charities that empower women. Perfect!

 

 

 

“Papa, this is for you”.

I closed my eyes, sent my prayer and pressed “send”. My application email to be one of the authors in this book made its way. The rest was history.

 

Burn out, like divorce, death, illnesses, etc. are one of the mini-deaths that can happen to anyone. Overwhelming and lonely often describe the emotions that come with it.  That was also how I felt.

Not anymore now. It doesn’t need to be.

Get this book (through this link, you can download it in kindle for free until May 20th 2019), read my story “Uplift! A journey from burnout to inner peace”, read other stories that call you in this book, and let these reflections accompany your journey. Write a review, share your thoughts on what you feel about it. Afterwards, share this book with others. Regardless of the title, the content in this book is helpful for all.

No, you’re not alone. You don’t have to be. And YES, you can rise.

 

In loving memory of my beloved Dad, Dr. Suwarto Martosudirjo, the man who showed me how to be a loving support for others.

 

Love and light,
Astuti

What are your words?

When I did my career change and lifestyle overhaul starting in 2016, I asked myself what MY WORDS were then.

 

In a number of meditations, 3 words came to my awareness: Inner peace – Truth – Visible.

 

I integrated them into my daily intention and in no time, I started peeling off fears and limiting beliefs, one layer at a time.

It’s still going, as there seems to always be the next level. It becomes more and more subtle yet it’s there.

I’ve come to terms with the truth that I’ll always peel off the next layer.

 

This delayering Self of fear, doubt, anything that are not truthful that still play out in my system brings visible impact that not only I experience, but seems to benefit others too.

I show up more for myself, my family, my friends and my Clients.

Abundance flows in and out of me and I feel more peaceful being in and with it.

 

Life is a journey, as it is a healing journey to return to truth and inner peace within.

 

Pausing once in a while to breathe and reflect, I thought I write this here and now.

Let me ask you – What’s your word? How does it impact you everyday?

 

Wishing you all the beauties that life offers wherever you are 💜💜💜

Love and light,

Astuti

#upliftmylifetoday#igniteyourlife

 

 

Uplift My Life Podcast – Episode 4 – Are you an Achievement Addict?

“Sometimes what makes us insecure and vulnerable becomes the fuel we need to be overachievers. The antidote for a snakebite is made from the poison, and the thing that made you go backward is the same force that will push you forward.” – T.D Jakes

 

 

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We tend to show up in our lives in 3 different ways:

  • As a Procrastinator
  • As an Achievement Addict
  • And as an Uplifted Go-Getter

Really? You may wonder.

 

Check out these infographics. Download them if you like.

#upliftmylifetoday #iamenough

 

#iamenough #upliftmylifetoday

 

In this episode, I am going deeper into what makes one an Achievement Addict, another an Uplifted Go-getter, and how to transform yourself from an Achievement Addict to become an Uplifted Go-getter.

 

Enjoy!

 

Time Code:

00:00   – Opening

04:00 – Who are Achievement Addicts

06:49 – Tendencies of an Achievement Addict

22:00 – What constitutes Achievement Addicts and Uplifted Go-Getters

27:45 – Keys to transform from Achievement Addicts to Uplifted Go-Getters

34:30 – How to transform yourself

36:41 – One ultimate recommendation for you

37:15 – Closing

 

Inputs, questions, feedback or suggestion for topics – write me at astuti@upliftmylife.today. Thanks!

Interested in speaking with me about beliefs upgrading and reprogramming directly, set it up here.

 

Copyrights etc.:

Music used in this Episode: “On My Way” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Cover photo: WordSwag

Watch out!

Watch out for what you tell yourself. 
Choose carefully the kind of message you tell yourself.

 

#iamenough #upliftmylifetoday

 

You’re the closest person to your subconscious mind, one that listens to you without fail.
It is your most powerful and loyal ally and it trusts you 100 percent. Whatever you say to it repetitively over a period of time becomes its truth. Its truth becomes your reality.

 

Catch yourself and choose wisely what to say over and over again to your subconscious mind. Repetitive thoughts are beliefs.

And, remember, beliefs are the seeds of life. They grow to become gardens.
Plant uplifting beliefs for your life’s garden, blossoming with inner peace, contentment and a sense of purpose.

 

Move away from being a Procrastinator or an Achievement Addicts and choose to show up as an Uplifted Go-Getter.

Your journey to unleash your potential and to deliver the kind of impact that you want is meant to be as joyful as achieving your goals.

 

So, here is an invitation for you:
Find me at astuti@upliftmylife.today
* When you are ready to shift your limiting beliefs into uplifting ones;
* When you are ready to answer the calling to be an Uplifted Go-Getter

 

 

What Procrastinators and Achievement Addicts have in common

What do Procrastinators and Achievement Addicts have in common?

 

#upliftmylifetoday #iamenough

 

They’re not consistently feeling energized or present or confident as they show up in their lives: being who they are and doing what they’re doing. Instead, often they feel overwhelmed; many times scattered and uptight.

They feel somehow “constipated” in their efforts to unleash the potential they know they have within.

In different areas of their lives, one can be a procrastinator or an achievement addict.

Their behaviours are driven by the belief that “they are not enough as they are.” Enough for what? Enough to be accepted, acknowledged, and loved.

Does this speak to you?

If there is only one thing you can do to change this is to TRANSFORM your BELIEFS. As you do so, your subconscious mind works for what you desire, not against it.

Beliefs are the seeds of life. They grow to become gardens. Plant uplifting beliefs for your life’s garden, blossoming with inner peace, contentment, and a sense of purpose.

 

 

Choice leads to destiny

Entering winter, a period of reflection and rejuvenation…

 

What choices have you made so far in 2018?

How far have you grown? 

How have you contributed?

What fulfills you?

 

What do you desire to invite more into your life in the next cycle, in 2019?

What do you wish to let go of?

 

Imagine it, feel it, taste it. Repeat. Repeat.

 

All of it starts with taking action, one at a time.

It is all about your choice.

#upliftmylifetoday

Cover photo: WordSwag

Events

Unleash your creativity!

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have” – Maya Angelou

 

We are all born with creative potential. Upon unleashing it, innovation happens. This is why we have the invention of tools, technology, and more. This is why and how humanity invents things.

 

Creativity is the use of imagination or original ideas to create something. Many people think they have little or no creativity but that’s simply not true, everyone has the capacity to be creative. Sometimes growing up, people forget that they are creative so you just need to be reminded that this is a part of who you are. We also often think creativity is reserved for certain industries or careers, like artists, film, music however it is needed in all walks of life.

 

Creative thinking is the skilled application of knowledge in new ways, allowing innovation. It is an area that is becoming more and more valued as technology automates tasks and work. Looking at the old world with new eyes is the way forward, coming up with ideas and solutions that are relevant in this fast changing day and age.

 

Believing that you can be creative is often the first step. Together with the right mindset, encouragement, environment and practice, ideas can start flowing. Being creative is a part of who you are, so allow yourself to create.

 

Join us for this workshop and find out what is keeping you from creating easily. We will discuss your current beliefs and thoughts as a group, followed by a guided hypnotherapy session, helping you to uncover the root and cause of them. We will work together to introduce positive beliefs that get your creativity moving.

 

Past participants to these workshops often say they are very positive, supportive, encouraging and often enlightening.

 

Note: There will be a group hypnotherapy session. Hypnosis is safe and you are always conscious. Contrary to some belief, you will not give up any control. People suffering from epilepsy and psychotic illnesses are advised not to join. Please note that lunch is not included and payment is done through an external partner (Eventbrite)

 

 

About the Speakers

Astuti Martosudirdjo trained as a Clinical Hypnotherapist with Marisa Peer (the creator of Rapid Transformational Therapy/RTT), a Life Coach and an EFT & Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner. She works with Change Makers and Risk Takers (like YOU!) all around the world to enjoy a healthier and more fulfilling relationship with THEMSELVES, so they can make bigger difference and create more impacts for more people. She helps her Clients to align both their conscious and subconscious minds to work together in achieving their desired goals and desires.

Having lived in the UK, Indonesia, Thailand, US, Netherlands, and now in Switzerland, Astuti enjoys her ability to deeply connect with people of different cultural and professional backgrounds. She speaks English and Bahasa Indonesia fluently.

 

 

Selina Man Karlsson is a Rapid Transformational Therapist. She helps entrepreneurs overcome procrastination especially when it’s stopping them from growing their business.

Selina is a British born Chinese and has lived in Zurich since 2002. She is committed to personal development and growth and constantly challenges herself and others around her. She worked for a large financial institution for 13 years, within IT Client Advisory and Business Management.

Selina is also a speaker on the topics “The Power of Networking” and “Step out of your comfort zone”. She has been a member of Toastmasters for more than 14 years.

From loneliness to feeling connected

“Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone

and solitude expresses the glory of being alone” – Paul Tillich

 

There is nothing wrong with being alone (solitude) and enjoying one’s own companionship.

It is that precious time in this hectic and noisy world when you can take time to breathe, enjoy what you encounter and converse with yourself. Solitude gives you an opportunity to evaluate what matters to you and more importantly to take a moment to see things from a different perspective, which can lead to feeling compassion towards others.

 

Solitude, however, is not the same as loneliness.

Loneliness is the feeling of isolation. This feeling rises up regardless where and what you are doing. Loneliness isn’t just about having an absence of friends. It is a sense of disconnection that exists in the deepest part of your heart, most likely due to judgments one has towards yourself and life.

Mother Teresa says that loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible of poverty. Indeed, it is one of the most feared emotions that humans can experience.

 

Can loneliness be eliminated entirely? No. It has a purpose, just like any other emotion, like pain, anger, etc. When it arises, it comes with a message that is often useful for you.

What you can do is to fill yourself with healthy beliefs that loneliness does not come too often and stay too long.

 

Come and discover with hypnotherapy what may be contributing to you feeling loneliness too often and too long. With this understanding, you can change your beliefs to more positive and uplifting ones, which leads you to a heart that feels full and connected.

 

Past participants to these workshops often say they are very positive, supportive, encouraging and often enlightening.

 

Note: There will be a group hypnotherapy session. Hypnosis is safe and you are always conscious. Contrary to some belief, you will not give up any control. People suffering from epilepsy and psychotic illnesses are advised not to join. Please note that lunch is not included and payment is done through an external partner (Eventbrite)

 

About the Speakers

Astuti Martosudirdjo trained as a Clinical Hypnotherapist with Marisa Peer (the creator of Rapid Transformational Therapy/RTT), a Life Coach and an EFT & Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner. She works with Change Makers and Risk Takers (like YOU!) all around the world to enjoy a healthier and more fulfilling relationship with THEMSELVES, so they can make bigger difference and create more impacts for more people. She helps her Clients to align both their conscious and subconscious minds to work together in achieving their desired goals and desires.

Having lived in the UK, Indonesia, Thailand, US, Netherlands, and now in Switzerland, Astuti enjoys her ability to deeply connect with people of different cultural and professional backgrounds. She speaks English and Bahasa Indonesia fluently.

 

 

Selina Man Karlsson is a Rapid Transformational Therapist. She helps entrepreneurs overcome procrastination especially when it’s stopping them from growing their business.

Selina is a British born Chinese and has lived in Zurich since 2002. She is committed to personal development and growth and constantly challenges herself and others around her. She worked for a large financial institution for 13 years, within IT Client Advisory and Business Management.

Selina is also a speaker on the topics “The Power of Networking” and “Step out of your comfort zone”. She has been a member of Toastmasters for more than 14 years.