60 Seconds: How to Feel Better With G.L.A.D.

Episode Summary

Don’t get mad, sad, or even bad; get G.L.A.D!

Episode Notes

Hello to you listening in Carlsbad, California! Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday and your host, Diane Wyzga.

Maybe like me, you feel the escalating local, national and international tensions. Has the world gone mad? Whatever happened to kindness, to patience, to manners? These better sides of ourselves are just waiting for us to invite them out of the shadows.

As always, putting the Big G of Gratitude front and center in our lives helps us create the feeling of good for what we have even when we don’t feel so good or grateful. How to do that?

Practical Tip: Donald Altman developed an effective technique for creating a positive attitude toward life called GLAD! All you need is a journal to record daily some Gratitude that you have;

  • 1 thing you Learned;
  • 1 Accomplishment you did;
  • and 1 thing that Delighted you.

Gratitude – Learned – Accomplished – Delighted! GLAD! Guaranteed!

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  • Stories From Women Who Walk Production Team
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  • Music: Mer’s Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron Music
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Diane F. Wyzga
Diane F. Wyzga
Remember the first time you rode a bike and took your hands off the handlebars? And then because it felt fun and daring you did it again - and again - riding down a hill with the wind in your face, arms up over your head screaming, “Look, ma! No hands!” You showed up. You did it. The arc of my professional career stretches from serving as a US Navy officer and nurse, corporate businesswoman, lawyer, platform storyteller, and professor before shifting into a solopreneur as a litigation consultant, wordsmith-er/editor, noted podcaster, and story consultant who was lucky enough to scuba dive the Continental Shelf, become a pilot, hike the Rocky Mountains with Outward Bound, kayak off the coast of Mexico, parachute out of a perfectly good plane, walk the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, and so much more. Over my lifetime I've been letting go of the handlebars but - just as often - having my fingers pried off when I’ve been most afraid. At some of the darkest moments in my life where the true way was wholly lost to me, a person or opportunity beckoned and I said "Yes!" That’s the place where the story changed. This is my life purpose: Helping women identify, sort out and transform unclear messages into confident, connection-making stories, and those stories into powerful sequels. How? 30 years of story work in courtrooms, boardrooms, universities, retreat settings and more has taught me that story principles are key to conscious connection. Together we distill hazy ideas into easily understood metaphors and direct emotional language using words with power, passion, and precision so your message, your story rings true and achieves desired outcomes. My media company has three interlocking components: Quarter Moon Story Arts: "Shaping stories into sequels." Stories From Women Who Walk (podcast): "Like magic, the sorcery of stories is this: they help each of us to be seen and heard, to understand and be understood." My Life As Compost (blog): "What matters in our life is not what happens to us but how we respond, transform the difficulty into advantage, and tell *that* story."

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