episode 10: find balance featuring Kim Holland of England

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In episode 10 of the little decisions podcast, Victoria welcomes everyone back after a short break last week! During the introduction and welcome, Victoria introduces the idea of today's episode: find balance and how it relates to kindness, especially kindness towards oneself! In housekeeping, Victoria talks about the interviews she has done and those coming up! "Now feels like a good time to explain to you the purpose and point of all these interviews. They are kindness out in the community, being practiced in the real world. For example, Sandy Bird from lucky dog agility, her interview was choked full of kindness. From the surprise barn warming story to the use of positive reinforcement as a training method.

I am also trying to build a sense of community, to show you how prevalent kindness is in the Athens and Winterville community. This is why I have interviews coming up with a wide swath of Winterville and Athens. I have upcoming interviews with the following folks : David Mathews-Morgan of Winterville; Squalle, local rapper of Athens; Jack Eisenman, poet of Winterville; Jeff Fallis, 1st poet laureate of Athens!

I also have a whole series of interviews setting up spooky season which is September and October for us committed folks. This series will include interviews with Classic City crime podcast host Cameron Jay, local journalist & according to his Instagram page, 6 time blockbuster video employee of the month Andrew Shearer and Ghost of Athens book author Tracy Adkins to name a few!!! Needless to say things have been gangbusters around here. "
In words matter, Victoria ties in finding balance to the 8 areas of self care from episode 3! "I like to think that the 8 areas of self care I mentioned in episode 3 are the roots of finding balance. Those areas are: physical, psychological, emotional, environmental, spiritual, social, professional and personal. When determining if you have found balance within yourself and your life, use these areas and check off each one. Think of these as stop gaps to preventing a serious breakdown.

There isn’t a single person that has it all together, Beyonce comes close, but even queen B must take care of herself and have some balance! So, what are you doing to feed yourself and find balance in this life? That’s words matter."

Quotes

I want to share 5 quotes this week that have kept me motivated and even inspired.

1. “be the reason someone believes in the goodness of people” by Karen Salawohn

2. “so many gods, so many creeds, so many paths that wind and wind, while just the art of being kind is all the sad world needs” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

3. “we think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Charlie

4. “when I was young, I admired clever people. Now I am old, I admire kind people” by Abraham Joshua Heschel

“kindness is just love with its work boots on”-unknown
Calendar:
Month of September: National Library Card Sign Up Month!!!
September 9th: CARE BEARS™ SHARE YOUR CARE DAY

Kindness in practice with Kim Holland of England; @soccus_to_you on instagram!!!
Special thanks to @krystal_kindadraws for her Apple podcasts review!!!

Potpourri:
athenslibrary.org/getlibrarycarded
https://www.instagram.com/soccus_to_you/
https://www.instagram.com/andthrivingstore/

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