How to be More Assertive - Curves Welcome

March 14, 2019

How to be More Assertive - Curves Welcome

Curves Welcome with Suzie Carr

To be able to clearly communicate your ideas assertively in a way that stabilizes a situation is a skill that is hard to learn. The key here for those of you who are not naturally assertive is that it’s a skill that can be learned. If you don’t learn it, the costs can be great to both personal and professional relationships and problems will continue to build until you take a step to neutralize them.

In this episode, we explore these tips to becoming more assertive: 

  • State the problem from your viewpoint
  • Validate and show empathy for the other person
  • State your needs and feelings
  • Be straightforward
  • Pay attention to body language

Suzie's New Novel - The Pet Boutique Lesbian Romance 

https://curveswelcome.com/the-pet-boutique/

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Doing the Right Thing by Natalie Miller-Snell - Seize the Day Podcast

March 7, 2019

Doing the Right Thing

Seize the Day Podcast

 

 

Welcome to Seize the Day Podcast with Natalie Miller-Snell.

 

In todays show, I explore a very simple concept - ‘Doing the Right Thing’.  The show was inspired by a video I posted on social media (link below).  How often do we actually do the right thing?  It can mean coming out of your comfort zone, getting vulnerable and walking into the unknown.  It can also mean a bit of self reflection.  It’s a very interesting concept and question to ask ourselves.

 

Seize the Day was inspired by my favourite latin expression, Carpe Diem. I’ve had some great mentors throughout my life who have offered me invaluable guidance. I'm hoping to do the same through these podcasts.  We have so many wonders at our fingertips; sometimes we just need a little help, or someone to point us in the right direction. 

 

I hope you enjoy the show!

 

 

FACEBOOK VIDEO referred to in the show

 

 

Natalie Online

Website:  Seize the Day

Twitter: @natmillersnell

Email:  nataliemillersnell@gmail.com

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How to Have More Discipline - Curves Welcome

February 28, 2019

How to Have More Discipline - Curves Welcome

Curves Welcome with Suzie Carr

Ever have one of those days when you’re sitting there staring into space knowing you really ought to focus on something more important than that constant dialogue in your head telling you to hey, just sit here a little while longer and stare at nothing. Yeah, just keep putting that important task off until you feel up to it. The second you cave into that voice, your productivity is toast.

In this episode, we take a look at 5 ways to stay disciplined: 

  • Owning up to weaknesses
  • Tossing out temptations
  • Setting a goal
  • Giving yourself credit
  • Enjoying the process 

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Author Suzie Carr Interview by Natalie Miller-Snell - Seize the Day Podcast

February 21, 2019

Author Suzie Carr Interview

Seize the Day Podcast

 

 

Welcome to Seize the Day Podcast with Natalie Miller-Snell.

 

In todays show, I am joined by the very wonderful, Suzie Carr. A renowned author, blogger, podcaster, Director of Membership for the Golden Crown Literary Society and general lovely human being, it was a true pleasure to have Suzie on.

 

Suzie talks candidly about the adversity she has experienced in her life, the insights she has gained through those experiences and how she managed to turn a negative situation to a positive one.  It’s truly inspiring and very admirable.  Suzie talks about her passion for writing and shares which of her books are her favourite.  She also talks about GCLS and why it’s a great conference to attend.

 

Seize the Day was inspired by my favourite latin expression, Carpe Diem. I’ve had some great mentors throughout my life who have offered me invaluable guidance. I'm hoping to do the same through these podcasts.  We have so many wonders at our fingertips; sometimes we just need a little help, or someone to point us in the right direction. 

 

I hope you enjoy the show!

 

 

Suzie Online

Website:  Curves Welcome

Twitter: @girl_novelist

 

SUZIE'S NEW BOOK as discussed on the show: The Pet Boutique

 

 

Natalie Online

Website:  Seize the Day

Twitter: @natmillersnell

Email:  nataliemillersnell@gmail.com

Instagram: seizetheday_today

 

 

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Easy Ways to Improve Critical Thinking - Curves Welcome

February 14, 2019

Easy Ways to Improve Critical Thinking - Curves Welcome

Curves Welcome with Suzie Carr

Most of us want to have more influence over things that matter to us. If you want to effectively lead others in any capacity, and this can be as a parent, coach, employee, employer, community member, in other words, in every conceivable life experience where you want to bring the best to a situation, you need to be able to think critically. 

In this episode, we take a look at 4 simple tips: 

  • Being self-critical
  • Becoming a better listener
  • Gathering facts
  • Developing a forward-thinking mentality 

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A Problem Shared is a Problem Halved by Natalie Miller-Snell - Seize the Day Podcast

February 7, 2019

A Problem Shared is a Problem Halved

Seize the Day Podcast

 

 

Welcome to Seize the Day Podcast with Natalie Miller-Snell.

 

In todays show, I wanted to explore the basic concept of talking.  How a problem shared really is a problem halved.

 

We can often drive ourselves crazy and worry unnecessarily when we don’t share.  We can build things out of context in our mind until we are immobilised through fear.  So in this episode I talk about some of my experiences and some examples, to demonstrate why it’s good to talk.

 

Seize the Day was inspired by my favourite latin expression, Carpe Diem. I’ve had some great mentors throughout my life who have offered me invaluable guidance. I'm hoping to do the same through these podcasts.  We have so many wonders at our fingertips; sometimes we just need a little help, or someone to point us in the right direction. 

 

Dr Sam Collins - Radio Heaven, One Women’s Journey to Grace

 

I hope you enjoy the show!

 

 

Natalie Online

Website:  www.seizethe-day.com

Twitter: @natmillersnell

Email:  nataliemillersnell@gmail.com

Instagram: seizetheday_today

 

 

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How to Make Better Decisions - Curves Welcome

January 31, 2019

How to Make Better Decisions

Curves Welcome with Suzie Carr

It can be hard to make a decision. Especially important ones where the risks are great. Sometimes deciding on something is a leap of faith. You’ll never know the outcome until the consequences and benefits of your decision begin to show. What this tells me is kind of comforting in one way. Here’s why. The outcome of the decision is not as important as the act of deciding.

In today's podcast, we take a look at: 

  • Avoid paralysis by analysis
  • 3 tips to make a better decision
  • What to do if the decision fails
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How to Balance Life & Time Effectively by Natalie Miller-Snell - Seize the Day Podcast

January 24, 2019

How to Balance Life and Time More Effectively

Seize the Day Podcast

 

Welcome to Seize the Day Podcast with Natalie Miller-Snell.  In todays show, I explore how we can balance our life and time more effectively.

 

There are some fundamental basics we can follow in order to balance our life and time, including: leaving work ‘at work’, saying no, and taking time off.

 

There are also more holisitic ideals we can focus on, such as being positive and keeping your energy 'bank' high.

 

I hope you enjoy the show!

 

 

Natalie Online

Website:  www.seizethe-day.com

Twitter: @natmillersnell

Email:  nataliemillersnell@gmail.com

Instagram: seizetheday_today

 

 

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How to Make a Fresh Start - Curves Welcome

January 17, 2019

How to Make a Fresh Start

Curves Welcome with Suzie Carr

Starting over always requires a level of courage that can seem overwhelming. It takes courage to toss aside old ideals for new ones. Whether you're starting over out of necessity for your health, career, and happiness, or you're doing so because you're bored and in need of a challenge, doing so will offer great benefits.

In today's podcast, we take a look at: 

  • Finding your courage after you've lost your way
  • How comfort can be debilitating
  • Capitalizing on change when taking a leap of faith
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The Power of Intention by Natalie Miller-Snell - Seize the Day Podcast

January 10, 2019

The Power of Intention

Seize the Day Podcast

 

Welcome to Seize the Day Podcast with Natalie Miller-Snell.

 

Happy new year everyone. I’m so excited to be starting the new year with you all. 

 

In todays show, I want to explore the power of intention. I want to strip it back, forget about resolutions and explore how we can have clear intention with our thoughts, goals and general day to day life.

 

The mind is an incredibly powerful tool - our thoughts play a huge part in our life, so we need to be crystal clear what we are putting out into the world.

 

The simplest way to do that is to look within ourselves and ask:

 

  1. What do I want?
  2. How do I want to feel?
  3. What do I want to be?

 

In order to answer these questions, we need to focus on three things:

 

  • Clarity - Being clear
  • Senses - Trusting your gut
  • Openness - Being open

 

Hope you enjoy the show!

 

Natalie Online

Website:  www.seizethe-day.com

Twitter: @natmillersnell

Email:  nataliemillersnell@gmail.com

Instagram: seizetheday_today

 

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Starting 2019 Right - Les Talk About It

January 7, 2019

Starting 2019 Right

Les Talk About It

In this episode Sheena and Tamara share their thoughts on new years resolutions and how they do them.

They talk about:

  • Starting the year being grateful and hopeful
  • Why action is important
  • How Tamara plans to make her goals stick
  • Why lesfic can and should now cross over to mainstream
  • Plus they read comments about the new year from listeners

About The Hosts

Sheena comes from a media background and in 2014 she started The Lesbian Review, a website dedicated to reviewing the best lesbian books and movies. In 2016 A podcast channel seemed like a natural progression and so she started The Lesbian Talk Show

Sheena discovered lesbian fiction in her late teens and it helped her with her coming out process, something for which she will always be grateful. 

Tamara is a marketing professional and has branched out into design and photography. Her natural love for research and learning meant that she was the perfect podcast partner when Sheena wanted to start Les Talk About It. (Well, that and the fact that Tamara is married to Sheena.) 

 

You can find all of the Les Talk About It episodes here 

 

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What Matters Most - Curves Welcome

January 3, 2019

What Matters Most

Curves Welcome with Suzie Carr

In this episode, I take a step back and reflect on my first ever podcast episode where I asked a provocative question I borrowed from Steve Jobs: If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I’m about to do today. 

We take a look at: 

  • How to set priorities effectively
  • What action to take on priority goals
  • How to ensure you're living your best life
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Kiki Archer Interview with Natalie Miller-Snell - Seize the Day Podcast

December 27, 2018

Kiki Archer Interview

Seize the Day Podcast

 

Welcome to Seize the Day Podcast with Natalie Miller-Snell.   Hopefully you are all rested, well fed and suitably content after Christmas.  So I’m super chuffed to be able to say, we’re in for a treat today - joining me on Seize the Day is the wonderfully brilliant, fantastic funny, best selling author, Kiki Archer.  In this show, Kiki talks to me about #netball #divamusicalfestival #success #sayingyes #parenting and how Kiki became an #author.

 

One of the motivators for starting Seize the Day, was to get inspirational women on the show and talk through how they found success, what got them to the point they are at now, and why they do it, so I’m really delighted to have Kiki join me in this show. #womenleaders

 

Seize the Day was inspired by my favourite Latin expression Carpe Diem.  I’m very much a “glass is half full” person and I’ve had some great mentors throughout my life, who have offered me invaluable guidance.  We have so many wonders at our fingertips and sometimes we just need a little help, or someone to remind us.

 

 

Natalie Online

Website:  www.seizethe-day.com

Twitter: @natmillersnell

Email:  nataliemillersnell@gmail.com

Instagram: seizetheday_today

 

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How to be there for yourself - Curves Welcome

December 20, 2018

How to be there for yourself

Curves Welcome with Suzie Carr

If you could have a chat with your younger self and offer a piece of life advice that would change the destiny of your journey for the better, what would that be? What would that conversation sound like? Would you ever dare talk to her in a negative voice? With a lack of respect for who she was created to be? With distaste that she isn’t more like her friends? Of course you wouldn’t. You would treat her with the kind of wise love you gained through the years.

 
We discuss:
  • How to thrive instead of just survive
  • How to rise out of defeat
  • A new way to view adversity
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How To Be A Happy Lesbian During The Holiday Season - Les Talk About It

December 17, 2018

How To Be A Happy Lesbian During The Holiday Season

Les Talk About It

Tamara and Sheena talk about being a lesbian during the holiday season. They spread the joy and give some advice on how to get through the holiday season and come out better for it or at least not worse off.

They suggest:

  • Find an online community that is positive and makes you feel good
  • Read or do activities you find relaxing and not stressful
  • Split the load
  • Treat yourself
  • Be prepared for awkwardness at events
  • Make choices that help you

 

About The Hosts

Sheena comes from a media background and in 2014 she started The Lesbian Review, a website dedicated to reviewing the best lesbian books and movies. In 2016 A podcast channel seemed like a natural progression and so she started The Lesbian Talk Show

Sheena discovered lesbian fiction in her late teens and it helped her with her coming out process, something for which she will always be grateful. 

Tamara is a marketing professional and has branched out into design and photography. Her natural love for research and learning meant that she was the perfect podcast partner when Sheena wanted to start Les Talk About It. (Well, that and the fact that Tamara is married to Sheena.) 

 

You can find all of the Les Talk About It episodes here 

 

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The Desire to be Needed - Curves Welcome

December 6, 2018

The Desire to be Needed

Curves Welcome with Suzie Carr

Life is all about giving. About serving. About adding value. About being part of a greater purpose than your own. The desire to feel needed is universal and is healthy as long as it is served in a way that lifts you and betters this world and those who live in it. In this episode, I share a very personal revelation I just learned that has helped me to understand how to embrace the need to be needed in order to live authentically and purposefully.

 
We discuss:
  • Common misconceptions on what drives us
  • Turning wishful thinking on its side and turning to thoughtful action instead
  • Learning to discover what you truly want out of life
  • How to open up to life's unexpected surprises
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Global Girl Project Interview with Julia Lynch by Natalie Miller-Snell - Seize the Day Podcast

November 29, 2018

Global Girl Project Interview with Julia Lynch

Seize the Day Podcast

 

Welcome to Seize the Day Podcast with Natalie Miller-Snell.   In todays show I am incredibly fortunate to get to interview the very inspiring Julia Lynch, founder of Global Girl Project, a wonderful leadership exchange program for young women from developing countries.  Julia tells us about #travelling #nepal #capoeira #disney and how #globalgirlproject began.

 

One of the motivators for starting Seize the Day was to get inspirational women on the show, to talk through how they found success, what got them to the point they are at now, and why they do it, so I’m truly delighted to have Julia join me in this episode.  She is #makingadifference in the world.

 

Seize the Day was inspired by my favourite Latin expression Carpe Diem.  I’m very much a “glass is half full” person and I’ve had some great mentors throughout my life, who have offered me invaluable guidance.  We have so many wonders at our fingertips and sometimes we just need a little help, or someone to remind us.

 

 

Natalie Online

Website:  www.seizethe-day.com

Twitter: @natsnell

Email:  nataliemillersnell@gmail.com

Instagram: seizetheday_today

 

Julia Online

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Claim Victory Over Life - Curves Welcome

November 22, 2018

Claim Victory Over Life

Curves Welcome with Suzie Carr

When everything in the world tells you to turn around, to go back to where you feel safe, to go back to that place where you don’t have to expose yourself to discomfort, what do you do?

Do you follow the same path as everyone else and oblige? Or do you go toward that unknown anyway in hopes of finding your purpose? 

 
We discuss:
  • Why the most challenging paths are the best for our future
  • How to continue the journey when others whisper your defeat with it
  • When to ignore the naysayers and travel outside the norm
  • How to keep going when everything in you screams for your mercy to stop and go back to comfort
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How to Get to Where You Want to Be - Curves Welcome

November 8, 2018

How to Get to Where You Want to Be

Curves Welcome with Suzie Carr

Most of us spend our time looking ahead. We get excited when we think about an upcoming trip, the beginning of a new television series, summer when it’s winter, a new job, or a holiday. There’s always something to look ahead at. Something that calls us to pay attention to it and be there in our minds instead of where we are. This can be dangerous. 
 
We discuss:
  • Why living in the future is dangerous to your life today
  • How you can better set yourself up for success right now
  • How to connect with yourself on an intimate honest level
  • How to confront that which challenges and scares you
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