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How to Deal with Creative Burnout - Curves Welcome

How to Deal with Creative Burnout - Curves Welcome

March 28, 2019

How to Deal with Creative Burnout - Curves Welcome

Curves Welcome with Suzie Carr

It is great to have goals and desires and a steady pulse on actions. But, it’s only great as long as you are not burning the wick on both ends. Because when you do that, that light, that energy will fizzle out.

Have you ever felt this way? Completely overwhelmed and unable to continue with projects, even those projects you absolutely love? You’re not alone. Even the most passionate of creative people can end up burning out from the pressure of always trying to keep up with an unrealistic pace.

Here's how to avoid it: 

  • Unplug
  • Find harmony in the work you do
  • Add wiggle room
  • Change your environment
  • Meditate with deep breathing

Suzie's New Novel - The Pet Boutique Lesbian Romance 

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Dana Piccoli Talks Fandom, Clexacon and Being a Debut Author with Natalie Miller-Snell - Seize the Day Podcast

Dana Piccoli Talks Fandom, Clexacon and Being a Debut Author with Natalie Miller-Snell - Seize the Day Podcast

March 21, 2019

Dana Piccoli Talks Fandom, Clexacon and Being a Debut Author

Seize the Day Podcast

 

 

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

 

In todays show, I am joined by the very lovely, Dana Piccoli. An entertainment writer, pop culture critic, Managing Editor for the Blog at Bella Books and podcaster.

 

Dana, talks to me about how it all started with her love of Fandom, to her YouTube videos, moderating panels at Clexacon, and becoming a debut author.

 

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!

 

 

Dana Online

Website:  Dana Piccoli

Twitter: danapiccoli

 

NEW BOOK as discussed on the show: Savor the Moment

 

 

Natalie Online

Website:  Seize the Day

Twitter: @natmillersnell

Email:  nataliemillersnell@gmail.com

Instagram: seizetheday_today

 

 

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How to be More Assertive - Curves Welcome

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

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

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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How to Make Better Decisions - Curves Welcome

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 Make a Fresh Start - Curves Welcome

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

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

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

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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The Desire to be Needed - Curves Welcome

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

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

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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Goodordering Interview with Jacqui Ma - Seize the Day Podcast

Goodordering Interview with Jacqui Ma - Seize the Day Podcast

November 1, 2018

Goodordering Interview with Jacqui Ma

Seize the Day Podcast

 

Welcome to Seize the Day Podcast with Natalie Miller-Snell.   In todays show I get to interview the very inspiring Jacqui Ma, founder and designer at Goodordering.  We talk #bags #cycling #instagram and Jacqui also talks through a very personal health challenge she is facing at the moment.

 

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

 

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.

 

 

Contact Natalie

Website:  www.seizethe-day.com

Twitter: @natsnell

Email:  nataliemillersnell@gmail.com

Instagram: seizetheday_today

 

Jacqui Ma Online

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Common Traits of Successful Women by Natalie Miller-Snell

Common Traits of Successful Women by Natalie Miller-Snell

October 18, 2018

Common Traits of Successful Women

Seize the Day Podcast

 

Welcome to Seize the Day Podcast with Natalie Miller-Snell.   Episode 7 - wow - that’s come around quickly.  In this weeks show I explore Common Traits of Successful Women and I discuss some of the topics covered in a wonderful workshop I attended by Dr Sam Collins - Aspire Presence and Impact.

 

The Aspire Presence and Impact Model 3 A’s are: -

  • Authenticity
  • Authority
  • Agility

 

Common Traits of Successful Women are: -

  • Self Confidence
  • Empathy
  • Knowledge
  • Communication

 

I thoroughly enjoyed doing this podcast. It’s important we each recognise how valuable we are, how we are experts in our field and that we can and will succeed.  Seize the Day!

 

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

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Dr Sam Collins Online

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Aspire Trailblazing Women

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

 

 

 

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Sheena Gets Interviewed by Natalie Miller-Snell

Sheena Gets Interviewed by Natalie Miller-Snell

October 4, 2018

Sheena Gets Interviewed

Seize the Day Podcast

Welcome to Seize the Day Podcast with Natalie Miller-Snell.   I’m super excited about this show.  One of the motivators for starting Seize the Day, was to get inspirational women on the show and talk through how they found success and what got them to the point they are at now.  In today’s show, I get to interview Sheena Lemos Ebersohn, founder of the The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show.  We discuss Sheena’s journey and how the TLR and Talk Show came to be.  We talk websites, Requiem for Immortals and we learn a little about more about Sheena.

 

This was a really important podcast for me to do - finding the TLR changed my life, for the better.  I’ve met some wonderful friends through this great community, had so many great books recommended and I am here now, podcasting, which I would never have imagined.  Sheena has set up something truly wonderful with the TLR and Talk Show, and it’s really great to hear her take on it.

 

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.

 

Books by Lee Winter referred to in the show

Requiem for Immortals

The Red Files

 

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Website:  www.seizethe-day.com

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Curves Welcome - How to Manage Time Effectively

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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The Importance of Kindness by Natalie Miller-Snell

The Importance of Kindness by Natalie Miller-Snell

September 20, 2018

The Importance of Kindness

Seize the Day Podcast

 

Welcome to Seize the Day Podcast with Natalie Miller-Snell where we explore how to seize all of the opportunities life presents us on a day by day basis, and the tools we can use to help us succeed.

 

In show five I look at the importance of Kindness.  Why is it so important to be kind?  Are there any benefits to being kind?  Does it affect relationships?  What are the best ways to be kind?

 

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.

 

The Atlantic - Masters of Love

 

Peter Dean Books

 

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Website:  www.seizethe-day.com

Twitter: @natsnell

Email:  nataliemillersnell@gmail.com

 

 

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Curves Welcome - Why You Want to Rock the Boat

Curves Welcome - Why You Want to Rock the Boat

September 13, 2018

Curves Welcome - Why You Want to Rock the Boat

 

Healthy conflict is essential to healthy relationships. In the beginning of the coming-of-age novel, The Fiche Room, Emma Hill avoided conflict at all costs with those closest to her. She feared fighting and what it would do to her life. She didn’t want to rock the boat because by doing so, she’d have to face potential hurt, chaos, and truths that she’d kept hidden all her life.

She assumed, like many of us, that by keeping the peace, her relationships could stay healthy. Although, what she failed to understand was that by remaining amenable, she caged herself and those she loved. By stayng silent on matters that were impotant to her, she risked destroying the delicate tapestry of honesty, integrity, and trust

Silence is not the answer.

Tune in to learn how to engage in healthy conflict and enrich your relationships.

 

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