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. 

 

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I hope you enjoy the show!

 

 

Natalie Online

Website:  www.seizethe-day.com

Twitter: @natmillersnell

Email:  nataliemillersnell@gmail.com

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Toxic People, Toxic Times — Coffee Break With KA and Dana

February 4, 2019

Toxic People, Toxic Times

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian Perspective

Toxic people spew negativity to demean and deflate you. And they think you're the problem. Whatever insult or injury they've inflicted upon you, it's either your fault or you're making a mountain out of a molehill. -- Psychology Today (2017)

In this episode, KA and Dana discuss the topic of toxic people and toxic times:

  • Handling them in the workplace 
  • Dealing with them at home
  • How having them around can negatively impact your health

KA is an author of lesbian fiction with degrees in counseling, psychology, and social work. AS KA Moll, she writes stories about lesbians, burdened by past trauma, who find healing in the love of a soul mate. As Cade Brogan, she writes thrillers.

Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks.

As co-hosts, they're quite the duo. Connect with them online at www.kamoll.com 

Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 

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Get a hobby — Coffee Break With KA & Dana

January 28, 2019

Get A Hobby

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian Perspective

Whether you love woodworking, playing guitar, gardening, playing bridge, or making jewelry, hobbies can be soul-nurturing endeavors with health benefits.

In this episode, KA and Dana discuss the topic of hobbies including:

  • why we need them 
  • potential physical health benefits
  • potential mental health benefits
  • hobby suggestions

KA is an author of lesbian romance with degrees in counseling, psychology, and social work. She writes stories about lesbians, burdened by past trauma, who find healing in the love of a soul mate.

Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks.

As co-hosts, they're quite the duo. Connect with them online at www.kamoll.com 

Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 

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Combating Seasonal and Holiday Depression — Coffee Break With KA & Dana

January 21, 2019

Combating Seasonal and Holiday Depression

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian Perspective

The holiday season can be difficult for anyone suffering from depression, but it can be especially difficult for many in the LGBT community, a community at higher risk for depression and suicide than the general population.

In this episode, KA and Dana discuss the topic of depression including:

  • symptoms and treatment
  • why it's worse during certain seasons and around the holidays
  • strategies to feel better 

KA is an author of lesbian romance with degrees in counseling, psychology, and social work. She writes stories about lesbians, burdened by past trauma, who find healing in the love of a soul mate. In addition, she writes romantic thrillers as Cade Brogan.

Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks.

As co-hosts, they're quite the duo.

Connect with them online at www.kamoll.com

Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 

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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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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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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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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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Lucid Dreams

October 8, 2018

Lucid Dreams

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian Perspective

Have you ever started dreaming and suddenly realized that you were in a dream? Have you ever managed to gain control over your dream narrative? If so, you've experienced a lucid dream.

In this episode, KA and Dana discuss the topic of lucid dreaming including what it is, it's practical applications, and how to do it. KA is an author of lesbian romance with degrees in counseling, psychology, and social work.

Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks. As co-hosts, they're quite the duo.

Connect with them online at www.coffeebreakwithkaanddana.com.

Follow them on Twitter at @Coffee_KA_Dana.

Like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeBreakWithKAandDana. Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 

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When Anxiety Takes Its Toll

October 1, 2018

When Anxiety Takes Its Toll

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A LesbianWhen Anxiety Takes Its Toll

Anxiety happens naturally, but some people experience it more often than others. In this episode, KA and Dana discuss anxiety. Topics covered include what's normal and what's not, coping skills, counseling, and medication. KA is an author of lesbian romance with degrees in counseling, psychology, and social work. Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks. As co-hosts, they're quite the duo. Connect with them online at www.coffeebreakwithkaanddana.com. Follow them on Twitter at @Coffee_KA_Dana. Like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeBreakWithKAandDana. Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 

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Curves Welcome - How to Manage Time Effectively

September 27, 2018

Curves Welcome - How to Manage Time Effectively

If you are the type who says yes to everyone because you don’t want to let them down or seem like you’re not being a team player, you’re going to get hurt. By hurt I mean, you’re going to burn out. It’s as simple as that. The more demands you let others toss on you, the less time you have to be the best version of yourself. You can’t add value to your family, friends, volunteer organization, or job if you’re heading for a nervous breakdown.

Tune in to learn how to take back control of your day.

 

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Also, we have a special study this week for those of you who live in the United Kingdom! It's to help gather information on women who have sex with women: LGBT Foundation National Survey. 

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LOL 😂…And Live Longer

September 16, 2018

LOL 😂And Live Longer

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian Perspective

An old Yiddish proverb says, “What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul." In this episode, KA and Dana discuss the science behind the old adage, “laughter is the best medicine.” KA is an author of lesbian romance with degrees in counseling, psychology, and social work. Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks. As co-hosts, they're quite the duo. Connect with them online at www.coffeebreakwithkaanddana.com. Follow them on Twitter at @Coffee_KA_Dana. Like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeBreakWithKAandDana. Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 

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#MeToo

September 10, 2018

#MeToo

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian Perspective

According to the USA Today, people who identify as LGBTQ are at greater risk of sexual violence. Forty-four percent of lesbians and sixty-one percent of bisexual women experience rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner, compared with 35 percent of heterosexual women. In this episode, KA and Dana discuss sexual assault including the prevalence of sexual assault in the lgbtq community, how to reduce risk factors, the continuum of sexuality, the #MeToo Movement, resources, and lesfic books that deal with the topic of victimization. KA is an author of lesbian romance with degrees in counseling, psychology, and social work. Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks. As co-hosts, they're quite the duo. Connect with them online at www.coffeebreakwithkaanddana.com. Follow them on Twitter at @Coffee_KA_Dana. Like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeBreakWithKAandDana. Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 

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Beating Depression

August 13, 2018

Beating Depression

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian Perspective

The National Alliance on Mental Illness has reported that "LGBTQ individuals are almost three times more likely than others to experience a mental health condition such as major depression or generalized anxiety disorder." In this episode, KA and Dana discuss the topic of depression in our community with an emphasis on strategies to beat it. Topics covered include reasons why more LGBTQ individuals might be depressed, things that someone who is depressed can do to feel better, and things friends/family can do to help them.  KA is an author of lesbian romance with degrees in counseling, psychology, and social work. Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks. As co-hosts, they're quite the duo. Connect with them online at www.coffeebreakwithkaanddana.com. Follow them on Twitter at @Coffee_KA_Dana. Like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeBreakWithKAandDana. Music in this episode (Lucky Way) is licensed for use in various multimedia applications by Melody Loops. 

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Curves Welcome - A Tribute to My Sweet Bumblebee

August 2, 2018

My dog, Bumblebee, passed away on June 15, 2018. She was loved by many, and this episode represents the incredible love and friendship we shared. She taught me so many lessons, and I share a few of those today. 

 

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Bumblebee's Tribute Video

Suzie’s Patreon Community (Thank you to all who support me and help make this and all future podcasts possible.) 

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When The Answer Is Always Alcohol

July 30, 2018

When The Answer Is Always Alcohol

Coffee Break With KA & Dana: Meaningful Conversations From A Lesbian Perspective

For years, studies have shown that lesbians abuse alcohol at a higher rate than straight women. In this episode, KA and Dana discuss the problem of alcoholism in our community. Topics covered include: why some become dependent on alcohol when others don't; how to know if you or a loved one have a problem; and where to go for help. KA is an author of lesbian romance with degrees in psychology, counseling, and social work. Dana is an avid reader, a recovering alcoholic, a fisher-woman, and a graduate of the school of hard knocks. As co-hosts, they're quite the duo. Connect with them online at www.coffeebreakwithkaanddana.com. Follow them on Twitter at @Coffee_KA_Dana. Like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeBreakWithKAandDana.

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