#97 Finding Your Recipe for Inner Contentment with Bernie Keogh

Welcome back to Part 2 of my conversation with Bernie Keogh on her Podcast  YayCanDo. YayCanDo is a podcast about possibility, embracing our humanity and letting go of limiting beliefs in our lives. Today we discuss the science behind adopting a gratitude practice, why there isn’t a ‘one-size-fits all’ approach and why it’s important for each individual to find their own recipe for inner contentment. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did!”

Bernie Keogh is the co-founder and co-host of the YayCanDo Podcast. She is also the Managing Director of A Lust For Life, a multi-award-winning charity on a mission to empower future generations to be effective guardians of their mental health and well-being. Additionally, Bernie is also the Founding Director of We Love People. This Dublin, Ireland-based organisation offers a combination of HR Management Services and Executive Coaching on a per-project or long-term basis to CEOs and their executive teams. With over two decades of business experience, Bernie is committed to empowering others to believe in their potential, become leaders of their own lives, and build exciting sustainable careers.

As we talk about the science behind adopting a gratitude practice, we discuss the difference between objective and subjective evidence and why they’re both important. We discuss the benefits of adopting a gratitude practice, why there isn’t a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to developing a gratitude practice, and why it’s important for each individual to find their own recipe for inner contentment. We share our own daily gratitude practices and how they got us through some of the most challenging times in our lives. We also discuss the difference between taking life’s challenges in stride and what true resilience is, and why taking care of ourselves first is critical to better care for others.

“Resilience is being able to meet life’s challenges and process them, ideally, in a healthy way.
That means meeting the pain of them, accepting that, and still finding the will to go on.”
– Bernie Keogh

This week on In the Doctor’s Chair:

  • The benefits of adopting a gratitude practice
  • Objective vs. subjective evidence
  • Finding your own recipe for inner contentment
  • Our daily gratitude practices
  • How people often normalize and minimize major life challenges
  • Understanding what resilience truly means
  • The importance of taking care of ourselves so we can take better care of others

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