Today's Genuine Chat is about RESPECT. The great Aretha Franklin sang; "R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me", well we're going to chat about what it means to us and how important being respectful oneself and expecting levels of respectful behaviour from others is in order to achieve a good sense of happiness and wellbeing. What do you think? What kind of disrespectful behaviour might you have experienced recently? What respectful boundaries do you think are important? Join in the chat and we'll help you find greater happiness with how you treat others and how they treat you.
Today's Genuine Chat is inspired by the week-long "Faith in the World" programme that is running on the BBC at the moment. The general theme of the week is to celebrate being single. This is a growing demographic feature of our society, with 40% of the population in the UK ticking this box and reporting a sense of greater happiness and abundance because of it. This topic is of particular interest to me, as a long-term singleton I have a perspective on this subject that perhaps many of you watching and listening to this chat might not have. There are many reasons for being single in life - many of them transitional phases - and if you are genuinely happier when living life on your own then that is definitely something worth celebrating. But, many, if not most, of my clients - and I believe it is true of people at large - express a deeply held instinct to find a partner who can share their lives with them. So we're going to have a chat about this - and I would love to know what is your view on this?
This is an interesting topic I think - I think these emotional states are highly prevalent and when you're in the squall of them, they can be very difficult to get out of. I often have "rashes" of doubt overcome me - don't you? Is there a person on the planet who has lived entirely doubt free? I doubt it! Then we come to delusion! Which I think is almost the blindly optimistic 'twin' to doubt. Quite often it will take an external viewpoint to help us out of these two states - a new perspective on the troubles (doubt) or the dreams (delusions) we are caught up in. So here's my perspective on the matter - I hope it gives you some food for thought about what your doubting in your life, or what you might be blindly optimistic about.
Genuine Chat with Gina - are people doing the best they can? Are you doing the best you can? For today's chat I am taking inspiration from a discussion that I saw between the great Brene Brown and Russell Brand. They were discussing if, on the whole, they respectively held the belief that, on the whole, people are doing the best that they are capable of. This got me thinking about what it means to stand in judgement of another person, of how to live with healthy emotional and behavioral boundaries, and how to find greater compassion for my fellow human beings. In short it got me thinking if *I* am doing the best I can - so I decided to have a chat about it with my good friend and author, Rachel Davidson.
Welcome to our latest Genuine Chat - today's topic is WINDFALLS. Did you hear about the massive £120+million euro lottery win that some lucky person in the UK has just received? Wow! Imagine waking up one day and being suddenly that rich. It would change your life forever. Now I say, "lucky" person, but the statistics on this are interesting - more often than not a massive amount of money landing in your lap suddenly has a rather negative effect in the long term. Which is interesting isnt it - because we're all guilty of wishing we could "just win the lottery" in the belief that it would "solve all our problems". So it seems that WINDFALLS are not always the fantastically great thing that they may first appear to be. Lets talk about why that might be the case...
The theme for today is SACRIFICE. We have the 75th D-Day Anniversary in mind when we decided to talk upon this subject. A point in time when many made the ultimate sacrifice in order to ensure the continuation of something that they thought important. We wanted to explore what this means, why such sacrifices are celebrated or revered and debate if sacrificing one's own life, dreams, opinion is always a good thing to do...
Today's subject is "integrity" - Let's talk about what this means to us, let's talk about how to recognise when you're being true or untrue to it and why that can be a powerful signpost to leading a happier, successful and fulfilling life.
Today we are exploring The Hero's Journey. There is so much story, legend and myth over the "hero" character, it is an archetype and all of humanity no matter what the race or creed recognises the Hero. Why is this? Why do we love a good hero story? What is it within our souls that has the hero calling out to us? What does hero mean to you? How do you know if you are a hero? Is it only ever possible to see the hero story in retrospective review? Does being a hero automatically result in a happy, successful and fulfilling life?
Genuine Chat with Gina: Today we're asking one of the simplest and yet most difficult questions that you may ever be asked in life... stay watching to find out more
I explore how knowing what really terrifies you - the thing that wakes you at 3am in a sweat - is actually a really good sign-post to where you might find your greatest happiness and contentment. As above, so below, and all that!.