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Practical Magic Podcast with Kate Taylor

The Practical Magic podcast is a weekly dive into helping us live an embodied life full of creative expression with Kate Taylor, creativity and empowerment coach. Practical Magic is Kate's blended melting pot of goodness to align mind, body and soul.

Each week on the podcast will be a voyage of discovery through the mind-body connection to uncover the buried treasure we have within each of us. Kate will be joined on the Practical Magic sofa every fortnight by special guests from the worlds of creativity, wellness, modern spirituality, and those who live for unlocking the power of the body’s wisdom.

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Apr 19, 2018

“As you get older, you want less from the world; you just want to experience it. Any barriers to feeling emotions get dismantled. And ordinary things become beautifully poetic.”

Richard Linklater

All too often we can get caught in the ‘happiness trap’, a place which can feel somewhat elusive, yet when we do have it for a fleeting time, we’re so terrified it’s going to disappear all too quickly it does. In this week’s show I’m talking about the benefits of gaining awareness of emotional intelligence, and how being aware of all our feelings can help us lead a more diverse and balanced life.

On the show I talk about:

  • How the pursuit of happiness can lead to destructive behaviours
  • Emotions are simply emotions, and never ‘good’ or ‘bad
  • The research into the 16 positive emotions we have on a daily basis and why they may be beneficial to our health
  • The wholeness of emotional diversity to embrace the opposites of emotions
  • The power of awareness and witness to emotion to allow us to be more present

The 16 positive emotions on health:

  1. Active
  2. Alert
  3. Amused
  4. At ease
  5. Attentive
  6. Calm
  7. Cheerful
  8. Determined
  9. Enthusiastic
  10. Excited
  11. Happy
  12. Inspired
  13. Interested
  14. Proud
  15. Relaxed
  16. Strong

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