Voices of Courage

Thursday, May 14, 2020

2020/05/14 - The Courage to Change Your Thinking

[EPISODE] The Courage to Change Your Thinking

This week on Voices of Courage, host Ken D. Foster is joined by Kalyani Pardeshi. Kalyani is a strong advocate against bullying who connects with victims of this trauma. He helps equip them with the right tools to not only combat bullying but also thrive despite it. Ken also talks to Vincent Genna, a world-renowned psychic healer, respected spiritual teacher, and dynamic, animated speaker. Vincent combines his extraordinary psychic abilities, academic credentials, and genuine all-loving approach to provide healing for body, mind, and spirit. They discuss changing our thinking to live a happier and more empowered life.

Kalyani discusses effective techniques to overcome the debilitating effects of bullying. They also talk about how we can use self-reflection to acknowledge what triggers us in order to heal and find our power. Vincent shares how to eliminate obstacles and possible destructive patterns that keep us from living the life we dream of.

Segment 1

Ken opens the show talking about mistakes and why we make mistakes over and over again. He reflects on the nature of thoughts, positive and negative, and the effect they have on our lives. He relates these concepts to humility and patience, sharing a few personal anecdotes along the way. Ken then talks about the inspirations of his book The Courage to Change Everything.

Segment 2

Ken introduces his guest, Kalyani Pardeshi, who relates the anxiety and stress around bullying to what may be happening to others during the coronavirus pandemic. Kalyani emphasizes the importance of meditation for not only oneself but for others as well. She then goes into what drives others to become bullies and answers if there’s any situation where it’s “okay” to be bullied. The segment ends with Kalyani telling audiences about her book, Unbullied: 14 Techniques to Silence Critics - Externally and Internally, where to get it, and why she wrote it.

Segment 3

Kalyani tells audiences to never try to “get back” at a bully or “prove them wrong.” She relates this further into how it can appear in quarantine. Kalyani then talks about certain bullying situations that can happen over social media and her approach to deal with them, specifically on criticism from others. The conversation moves on to how “fitting in” and rejection can be hurtful, and the need to question our actions. The segment ends with Kaylani’s final thoughts and where audiences can get her book.

Segment 4

Ken introduces his next guest, Vincent Genna. Ken’s first question to Vincent is how we can eliminate the destructive thoughts in our lives. He focuses on the fact that many of these thoughts are buried deep from us and tackles the more “transcendent” approaches to make permanent change. Vincent presses how there is no standard amount of time to make changes with oneself and that it depends on the individual.

Segment 5 

Ken asks Vincent if it’s worth it to put the effort in changing one’s thinking for the better, making a clear distinction between “surviving” and “living.” Vincent then tells listeners where they can connect with him and to listen to his own show Stop Stopping Yourself. He highlights how easily one will think of excuses to stop themselves from creating change for the better. He addresses some of the steps to take toward mental improvement.