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Using Discomfort as a Guide to Happiness

Join Charlene, Nancy, and Vivian Carrasco in this week’s conversation about navigating relationships, change, and growth. They all bring enlightening insight about how they’ve handled shifts within their own lives and relationships. From how to shift your patterns of behavior within relationships, how to navigate change with your partner and the most effective ways to give and receive feedback, this episode has it all. If you’re looking for a gentle push to teach you how to use discomfort as a guide to your happiness tune into this episode of Turning Inward.

Today, Vivian Discusses:

  • Navigating change within relationships 
  • Having expectations and letting go of past versions of people 
  • Being present and open with people you’re in a relationship with 
  • Practices to become more mindful in the moment 
  • Having awareness of our reactions to absence 
  • How our mind tries to protect us but shields us from connection 
  • Going through stages of awareness with your body 
  • Shifting expectations for how you show up to things 
  • Not making yourself smaller 
  • All things equal mentality 
  • Bringing the real you to relationships 
  • Supporting your partner’s growth 
  • Letting yourself go and exploring your childlike curiosity 
  • Navigating parts of yourself you want to express alone 
  • Stepping into becoming a new person and managing your partner’s reaction 
  • The tension of growing apart from your partner and being brought back together 
  • Listening without getting defensive or disregarding your partner’s feelings 
  • Tuning in to client’s energy and reading patterns 
  • Reflecting and being mindful of the lessons you’ve learned 
  • Contrast that arises within relationships 
  • Generating love and bringing your presence to conversation 
  • Being open and receptive to others’ ways of communication 
  • How trust plays a part in accepting feedback 
  • Expressing our needs in a patient way 
  • Negotiating change nonverbally 
  • Uncovering what you want 
  • Making friends with uncertainty and risk 
  • Taking predictable steps 
  • Doing something different until something feels right 
  • Dealing with internal misalignment 
  • How to go towards what brings us joy 


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