Befriend your Mind

Kirti

Refreshing conversations with global guests on their persepctive about life, career,  tech and the ever evolving world. Thought-provoking and with a focus on multi-ethnic emotional intelligence https://www.linke.to/kirtana168 read less
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Episodes

Guest Talk: Fear Arguments No More! Lo's Strategy for Balancing Emotion & Reason
17-03-2024
Guest Talk: Fear Arguments No More! Lo's Strategy for Balancing Emotion & Reason
Join Kirti in this eye-opening episode of Befriend ur Mind, where she sits down with special guest, and mentor,  Lo. They dive deep into the art of argumentation, the significance of critical thinking in our daily life, and how cultural backgrounds impact our debating styles. From the practical applications of debate skills in real-life scenarios to the internal journey of becoming confident communicators, Kirti and lo unravel the layers of reasoning with thought-provoking discussions. Whether you're a debating enthusiast or looking to improve your argumentative skills, this episode is filled with insights on respectful debating, understanding different perspectives, and elevating your critical thinking. Tune in to transform the way you debate and perceive arguments!   00:00 Difficult transition due to language barrier frustration. 07:54 Debates on religion and free speech worldwide. 15:35 Internal conflict in cultural and language barriers. 17:58 Language barriers hinder sharing technical expertise. 22:49 Engaging in a respectful exchange of views. 31:44 Discussing difference between men and women, historical context. 33:26 Prefer reasoning over arguing for better outcomes. 42:52 Understanding background crucial in resolving conflicts effectively. 48:43 Supporting women to communicate confidently and effectively. 49:49 Passionate about debating, especially for beliefs. 57:34 Stay open-minded, learn debating, improve critical thinking. 01:03:25 Questioning and evaluating the validity of statements.   #CriticalThinking, #DebateSkills, #ConflictResolution, #CommunicationTips, #BefriendUrMind, #PodcastInterview, #EffectiveDebating, #LogicalReasoning, #CulturalDynamics, #PublicSpeaking, #Argumentation, #PeterColeman, #CriticalDiscussion, #EmotionalIntelligence πŸ“Œ Hashtags: #DebatePodcast #ArgumentationSkills #CriticalThinker #ConflictManagement #Reasoning #CrossCulturalCommunication #DebateClub #CommunicationSkills #EmotiveDebating #RespectfulDebating πŸ“ Share and Subscribe for more content on mastering your mental skills and understanding the art of debate and critical thinking! βœ… Subscribe to our channel πŸ“£ PodFollow us on social media: @kirtana168 πŸ’Œ Contact us: https://linke.to/kirtana168 🎧 Listen to the full episode on all major podcast platforms Remember to LIKE, COMMENT, and SHARE this video with friends and anyone looking to sharpen their debating skills and mind mastery! #BefriendUrMind #DebateLikeAPro #CriticalThinkingSkills #EffectiveCommunication #PodcastInterview
IWD 2024: Pursuing the Unexpected Dream with Lita
09-03-2024
IWD 2024: Pursuing the Unexpected Dream with Lita
In honor of International Women's Day, this week's episode of 'Befriend ur Mind' featured the remarkable Lita, nominated by her supportive husband Yorick. Lita shares her incredible journey of moving to a new country, facing unexpected challenges, and embracing her introverted nature in leadership roles. Yorick praised Lita's strength and believed that sharing her experiences and insights would inspire other women, highlighting her bravery and the adventures they have embarked upon together. Throughout the episode, Lita discusses her cultural background, evolution as a professional from lawyer to HR, the importance of community, motherhood, and her approach to coping with life's demands. touching on themes like resilience, adaptation, and empowerment in light of International Women's Month. Join us for a conversation filled with insights and anecdotes that shed light on Lita's strength, growth, and the values she imparts to her children - unconditional love and kindness. πŸ”” Stay connected https://www.kirtana168.com https://www.instagram.com/kirtana168 https://linke.to/kirtana168   Subscribe to the Befriend ur Mind podcast for thought-provoking conversations, and don't forget to ring the bell for notifications on our latest episodes.   00:00 Introverted lawyer pushed out of comfort zone. 05:33 Daughter and friend nominate speaker with encouragement. 08:45 Childhood in Curacao, strong Caribbean connections remain. 10:01 Value of community in personal growth and support. 13:00 Curiosity and creativity emerge with inspiring people. 16:08 Learning to let go of control. 21:10 Reflecting on tough times, challenges shaped me. 25:36 Introversion helps build deeper, thriving professional relationships. 27:47 Embracing opportunities, moving beyond comfort zone. 31:33 Living in a bubble, limiting our potential. 35:38 Balancing family, community, and limited socializing impact. 37:53 Overcoming challenges, resilience in the face uncertainty. 41:26 Embracing introversion, adapting to leadership situations. 44:34 Language barrier and insecurity holding back expression. 47:07 Grateful for support and seeking silver lining. 50:29 Expresses gratitude for reminder to believe and thrive. International Women's Day, Resilience, Introversion, Family, Empowerment, Cultural Heritage, Leadership, Community, Personal Growth, Multicultural Identity, Caribbean Woman, Lawyer, Human Resources, Motherhood, Gratitude. The episode provides deep insights and practical wisdom for anyone navigating major life transitions or seeking to embrace their authentic self while fostering supportive relationships.
Guest talk: Live Out Loud with Maruja Bogaard
18-02-2024
Guest talk: Live Out Loud with Maruja Bogaard
In this episode Host, Kirti, talks to Maruja, who shares her remarkable music journey, from captivating audiences as a child prodigy to her soul-stirring performances at significant events like the 1996 Olympic Games, North Sea Jazz Festival  to her sudden change as an entrepreneur. Together, they explore the importance of listening to one’s inner voice amidst external pressures, the transformative power of self-reflection during the pandemic, and the critical need to maintain authenticity in personal branding. This episode is a touching testament to the strength of women who juggle multiple rolesβ€”from caring for loved ones to mastering their careers. It's an inspiring call to action for anyone seeking to reclaim their purpose, prioritize their health, and embrace their true selves amidst life's challenges. Subscribe to the Befriend ur Mind podcast for thought-provoking conversations, and don't forget to ring the bell for notifications on our latest episodes. Share this episode with anyone who might find solace and inspiration in Maruja's stories. Remember, it's never too late to step into your light and live your story. πŸ”” Stay connected: - Follow us on  @kirtana168  - Check out our content https://linke.to/kirtana168 About Maruja Bogaard Maruja stands brightly on the stage of life, her heart wide open to the world. As a writer, she understands the power of words and the shared connection they forge between her and her audience. Poised with confidence and a genuine desire to uplift others, Maruja is not just a speaker but a beacon of hope. Her message is clear: the journey you're on, with all its trials and tribulations, is rich with potential. Maruja's own story is one of resilience and determination, a testament to the strength found within. She's a living example that one can rise above any challenge and that your past does not dictate your future. Through her narrative, she aims to kindle a spark of empowerment in others, to encourage them to live passionately and authentically. Maruja's mission in life goes beyond her own accomplishments; she is dedicated to stirring others to recognize their worth and to narrate their own stories with courage and vibrancy Visit her website: https://www.marujabogaard.com
The Modern Woman: Choices, Challenges, and Priorities with Sonia Harjani
13-01-2024
The Modern Woman: Choices, Challenges, and Priorities with Sonia Harjani
In this special episode, we are joined by guest Sonia Harjani, a mompreneur and avid advocate for mindful parenting. Sonia shares her insights on balancing work and parenting, leveraging technology for family connections, and navigating non-traditional approaches to raising her child. From discussing the challenges faced by Asian women in society to emphasizing the importance of self-care and clear communication, Sonia's dynamic life offers a refreshing perspective on modern parenting and finding harmony amidst cultural and societal expectations. Join us as we delve into Sonia's journey and glean wisdom from her experiences! About Sonia Sonia is a modern-day juggler, balancing her roles as a mother, partner, and professional. She believes in the power of super moms and superwomen but also acknowledges the challenges of wanting to be in multiple places at once. Despite the juggling act, Sonia believes that with the right priorities, planning, and support from a trusted partner, it is possible to have it all. Her story is a testament to the strength and determination of working mothers everywhere YOu can follow her @explorewithson  Timestamp: 00:00 Always have a plan b in mind. 06:20 Children's happiness matters, even in business endeavours. 09:18 Asian women face societal pressures across generations. 10:24 Strong communication and support vital in partnership. 16:13 Consider proper responses to personal interactions. Research and resonate with applicable advice. Reflect and correct behavior when necessary. 18:46 Cultural differences in child care practices discussed. 22:08 Kids pick up habits from their peers. 24:59 Benefits of remote work, but productivity concerns. 28:09 Balance challenges of extended family and distance. 30:57 2024 brings fresh start for women leaders. 32:55 Planning and technology are key to success.
Breaking Down Walls: Strategies to Communicate Authentically in Sensitive and Polarized Times
28-10-2023
Breaking Down Walls: Strategies to Communicate Authentically in Sensitive and Polarized Times
In this episode, I'll share the story of that eye-opening experience and how it shaped my perspective on difficult conversations. We'll explore the importance of respect, consideration, and reconciliation when it comes to embracing our differences. And trust me, the key is not about suppressing our opinions or conforming to societal norms, but rather finding that balance between expressing ourselves and honoring the dignity of others. So if you're tired of feeling frustrated or silenced during such conversations, this episode is for you. Together, we'll discover practical techniques and mindset shifts to transform those tough dialogues into opportunities for growth and connection. Get ready to befriend your mind and become a master of communication. before we dive in, I want to take a moment to express my gratitude for each and every one of you who tune in and support the podcast. Your presence means the world to me, and I'm honored to be on this journey of self-discovery and personal transformation with you.   sKNRvI3BfdGuhGSZEisG Shownotes [00:02:47] Knowledge is good, but applying it's harder. Especially when faced with differences. [00:04:16] She said things I couldn't disagree with. It's about life, how we see it. We're scared to talk because of the polarized world. Online, there's so much anger. Life is unfair. It's different from before when people practiced peace. Now, they argue on Instagram. [00:08:42] Caring human to human has no win-win. Hating compromise, tolerance seemed unfair. Stop, observe, yield and discern. Ease pressure, stop comparing. Live by own moral code. [00:13:12] Listen to yourself, find value in solitude. [00:15:54] Hurt people hurt others, be aware. Overcoming fear means accepting different perspectives. [00:20:09] Can't tell you what's right, but tools can help. Self-awareness = control, navigating differences. Check in with yourself. Hope it inspires you to write it out.   Subscribe to Befriend your mind on Soundwise