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Uniquely Brilliant Podcast

The podcast with strategies for creative, quirky, and extraordinary people of all ages. Diana Bader and Becky Berry accompany you on the adventure of living with unique brilliance. Whether or not you have an ADD, ADHD, Asperger's, or dyslexia, learn and share strategies from uniquely brilliant people and other experts in differences. If you sense your ideas, dreams, and thoughts are just a little bit bigger than "normal," and you are tired of feeling lost, frustrated or just plain wrong, this podcast is for you! Learn how to squelch those voices in your head that say you're wrong because you think differently and learn how to reclaim your best self!
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Jan 25, 2018

Becky and Diana discuss how our experiences give us a chance to grow as we move forward each day. 

  • We get to choose what experiences we bring forward with us.
  • We don’t have to resolve everything from our past. We can simply let go of some things.
  • To determine if something is holding us back we can ask, “Is this serving who I am now?”
  • Experiences only become negative when they impede our forward progress.
  • Sometimes the biggest jerks are carrying the biggest loads and don’t know they can put it down.
  • Can we give ourselves the same kind of relentless grace we give others?
  • Feeling out of balance is a sign that we need to examine what we’re carrying around from our past.
  • Blame and shame are default ways of thinking that make our experiences heavier than they need to be.
  • We’re fighting our own nature and instincts when we let go of things. Our brains evolved to look for danger by responding to negative input. Meditating helps us fight against that instinct.
  • If we keep moving forward, much of the junk we carry with us will fall away on its own.

 

Jan 15, 2018

Diana Bader and Becky Berry talk about the pros and cons of letting things stick to us – including our ideas about life and death. It’s also an episode about letting go of the things that hold you back. 

  • It’s good to examine the things that we hold on to tightly. Perhaps there are some we hold on to too tightly.
  • Velcro is cool because it can be repositioned and reused – just like our experiences.
  • We can find ourselves attached to other people’s expectations which can lead to our becoming detached from our true selves.
  • We can tell we’re inappropriately attached to something when hanging on to it causes undue stress and hardship.
  • Pretending we’re moving is a great way to get rid of things we’re no longer attached to without actually having to move!
  • Sometimes we become so attached to ideas that we forget to re-assess them as our lives progress.
  • When an attachment to an idea or outcome has us in its grasp, they become self-limiting.
  • It’s important to get our attachments aligned with where we are in our lives right now.
  • Re-examining our attachment to ideas, things, places, and people can lead us to new insights.
  • We don’t have to destroy attachments that hold us back. Many times we just need to attach to them in a different way.

 

Jan 5, 2018

Diana and Becky discuss the importance of keeping our pasts in perspective. The title of our episode comes from William Shakespeare’s The Tempest. 

We all were sea-swallow’d, though some cast again,
And by that destiny to perform an act
Whereof what’s past is prologue, what to come
In yours and my discharge.

The Tempest, act II, scene i, lines 248–54. Antonio is speaking. 

  • We can’t move forward while hanging on to the past.
  • “Before you grab onto the future, make sure you let go of the past.” – a Hallmark Christmas movie that Diana watched.
  • The past is how we got here, how we deal with it is how we go forward.
  • We can structure our future by structuring what comes before it – our plans.
  • Our past sets up our future.
  • The past isn’t the beginning or the end; it’s the middle.

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