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The Honest Hour – freeing self from chronic depression and substance abuse – Adam

 

Content warnings:
All the views expressed here are Adam’s personal experiences.
The discussion entails some raw and emotional details about suicidal ideation and depression.
Please do not use psychedelics without professional assistance from a psychedelically trained therapist.

 


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Opening our hearts gives others permission to do the same.

 

For the guests in “The Honest Hours” series, vulnerability is one of the most powerful life skills they learn on an advanced level. Sharing their stories here is profoundly healing them while also helping other people’s journey.

 

While sharing one story’s in public is daunting for every one of our guests, I do not often have male guests come on board and open up what they once thought was taboo to talk about.

 

 

This is what I cherish so much from this episode – having our guest, Adam, opening up and reflecting on his inner journey to come out from decades of depression, shame, and substance abuse.

 

Please be warned that this episode entails some raw and emotional details about suicidal ideation and depression. If you find yourself triggered in any way, please pause and do what you need to do to get yourself back on track. 

We also would like to emphasize not using psychedelics without professional assistance from a psychedelically trained therapist.
 

Whether you are in the midst of your journey or you’re supporting a loved one going through theirs, we hope you will find these stories inspiring.
 

Please share this with anyone that would appreciate it.
Let’s support each other’s healing journeys.
 

With love,
Astuti and Julie

 

 

Copyrights etc.: Music used in this episode: “On My Way” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).
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The Honest Hour – a journey of liberation from dysfunctional marriage to a thriving life

 

Content warnings:

All the views expressed here are Anni’s personal experiences.

The discussion entails some raw and emotional details about abuse and rape.

 

 


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This is a real-life reflection of how Anni, now a grandmother of 6, a mother of 3 and an Irish American artist and teacher, left one of the most prominent cults in the world and freed herself from a 20-year dysfunctional relationship to a narcissistic husband to rebuild her life from the ground up.

 

This conversation reflects her inner and outer journeys in manifesting a thriving life beyond surviving.

 

This sharing is intended to serve as an inspiration delivered by someone who has risen well above the sufferings. Therefore, it is held honestly and lovingly.

 

If this story triggers you, pause it and take a few sets of deep breathing, go for a walk, speak to someone you trust. Or get professional help to ensure you are fully back in your body again. Only then you should proceed with listening.

Also, consider listening to this with someone you trust and feel comfortable with so you are not alone.

 

If you are a victim of domestic violence in Switzerland, you can get help here https://www.opferhilfe-schweiz.ch/en/i-am-victim/domestic-violence/

 

For other locations please refer to your local domestic violence support services.

 

With love,

Astuti and Julie

 

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

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License 

 

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Mencari Sigi – Upaya dan usaha mendapatkan anak – Kino dan Goyo

 

 


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Sigi adalah salah satu dari tiga nama yang disiapkan oleh Kino dan Goyo untuk anak yang mereka idam-idamkan.

 

Dalam episode ini, Kino dan Goyo berbagi perjalanan mereka dalam berusaha dan berupaya untuk mendapatkan anak yang mereka mulai tahun 2008 sampai sekarang.

 

Dengan senang hati, Kino dan Goyo bercerita tentang seluruh proses yang mereka lakukan, apa yang membantu, apa yang tidak membantu, apa yang membantu mereka memproses « grief » yang berulang-ulang, juga bagaimana proses ini mengubah mereka secara individu maupun sebagai pasangan.

 

Jika kamu atau seseorang dalam kehidupanmu akan memulai atau sedang melakukan proses yang sama, silakan mendengarkan atau mengirimkan episode ini kepada mereka.

 

Selamat mendengarkan dan meresapi.

 

With love,

Astuti

 

 

Timestamp:

 

00:00.    Pembukaan

01:30.    Perkenalan Kino dan Goyo. Berbagai proses medis yang dijalankan untuk mendapatkan anak sejak tahun 2008.

25:10     Apa perasaan selama dan sesudah melakukan berbagai upaya? Apa yang membantu untuk memproses “grief”?

32:15     Apa yang menjadi lebih jelas di dalam diri mereka dan dalam hubungan mereka sebagai pasangan hidup selama dan setelah menjalani perjalanan panjang ini?

53:15     Apa yang dirasakan Goyo sebagai suami dan calon Bapak dalam perjalanan ini?

57:30     Apa yang bisa membantu Kino dan Goyo supaya bisa menjalankan proses ini dengan lebih tenang?

 

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Terima kasih.

 

 

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

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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Collecting, decluttering and mental health with Helena Zachariassen

 


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Change is stressful.

While it can be exciting, our mind is not wired to feel at ease being in uncertainty.

 

For our subconscious mind, uncertainty means danger. Resistance shows up consequently. The issue is we need to go through the change to grow.

 

This tells me that managing change is one of the most crucial life skills we were never taught at school.

 

Marie Diamond, one of the world-renown Feng Shui teachers, said something that resonates with me. She says that our working and living space is our 3D vision board. How our space is filled and organised reflects what are in our mind. Our space is a 3D mirror of our mind.

 

Connecting these two points of views, I find that understanding our behaviours related to our space is beneficial in managing a change process in our lives.

 

I am living proof of this. Every time a meaningful change happens in my life, I restart or refresh my connection with my living and working space. At least, this has happened seven times in my life to date. There is a different need to collect things to surround and support me (different quantity, forms, colours, even).

 

To go deeper into the topic of collection, decluttering and mental health, I am joined by Helena Zachariassen, the Founder of My Happy Home. She is a Zurich based Certified Marie Kondo Consultant and Lifestyle Coach.  She lovingly encourages and supports her clients in transforming their homes into havens of serenity. She helps them to learn how to maximise functionality and minimise clutter forever.

 

We discuss why we collect things, symptoms when the collection level becomes toxic, how our space impacts our mental health and what we can do to declutter our space well, especially as a family.

 

Take your time to listen, share this with anyone who would benefit from it and see you on the Uplift My Life Podcast channel!

 

Love,
Astuti

 

 

 

Timestamp:

 

00:00 Welcome.

01:30   Introduction to Helena Zachariassen, a Marie Kondo Consultant and Life-Style Coach – the Founder of My Happy Home and her journey in Decluttering.

07:28   Why people are collecting? Decluttering is actually a life skill.

16:50   What are the symptoms of toxic collecting that may lead to hoarding?

33:39   What is the most effective approach in doing decluttering when involving children and teenagers?

42:07   What is the correlation between anxiety and depression with clutter? How do they impact each other?

51:55   How Helena supports her clients. Head on over to her website and IG to get more information.

 

To reach Helena Zachariassen, visit her website or follow her on her IG.

I’d love to hear from you. Please write to me at astuti@upliftmylife.today for input, feedback and suggestions. Thank you!

 

Copyrights etc.:

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

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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Membangun kehidupan baru setelah kedukaan beruntun

 


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Duka cita, apalagi yang beruntun dalam waktu yang singkat, bisa meruntuhkan kehidupan kita.

Mengapa, apa rasanya, dan bagaimana bisa bangkit lagi dan merangkai serta membangun kehidupan yang baru?

 

Fibria Heliani membuka hati dan pikirannya dalam percakapan kami di episode podcast ini.

 

Antara tahun 2012 sampai 2016, kehidupannya mengalami beberapa kejadian yang berat secara beruntun. 

Ayahanda meninggal mendadak, lalu ketika sedang melakukan program S2 di Inggris, Fibria diberi kabar bahwa Ibunda sakit kanker. Segala rencana dan cita-cita yang dimilikinya untuk bekerja di Inggris setelah lulus S2 pudar karena segera pulang ke Indonesia untuk mendampingi Ibu, yang kemudian meninggal di 2016. Tidak lama setelahnya, hubungan percintaan Fibria dengan seseorang pun bubar.

 

Merasa terpuruk dan bingung adalah yang dirasakan Fibria pada saat itu.

Dalam percakapan ini, Fibria merenungkan bagaimana impak dari segala kejadian ini pada dirinya dan bagaimana dia bangkit lagi untuk membangun kehidupan baru yang sekarang.

 

Selamat mendengarkan!

Astuti

 

 

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Copyrights etc.:

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

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License