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The Joy Jam

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The Joy Jam 24-11-2021 Episode 27( 0:32:35)       
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JOY, COURAGE AND ACCEPTANCE: Maree interviews Kate Berridge, owner of Beyond Obesity and is a weight advocate and friend. We talked about the joy of following your dreams, immersing yourself with your passion, having courage to step outside your comfort zone and what health at every size looks like. A show not to miss.
Published: 11/24/2021 10:00:00 PM
The Joy Jam 17-11-2021 Episode 26( 0:29:39)       
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WHEN YOU'RE NOT FEELING THE JOY: What can you do when your whole day is going wrong, when it feels like the world is against you and you are feeling anything but joyous? Do you force it? Embrace the misery and stomp? Tune in to hear Maree's thoughts as she navigates her way through a day that feels like an episode of Monty Python.
Published: 11/17/2021 10:00:00 PM
The Joy Jam 10-11-2021 Episode 25( 0:30:19)       
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JOY IN THE FESTIVE SEASON: What do you do when due to grief, isolation, depression, financial stress etc you're just not feeling festive? Does the impending holidays fill you with joy or anxiety? We tend to place a lot of pressure on ourselves to create the perfect Xmas. Maree explores the simpler alternatives.
Published: 11/10/2021 10:00:00 PM
The Joy Jam 03-11-2021 Episode 24( 0:29:8)       
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FORGIVENESS AND JOY: Are you feeling unable to move on from the pain of your past or from things you've done where you cant forgive others or yourself? This robs us of joy and we are all worthy of forgiveness but often pain and/or shame gets in the way of this. Tune in to hear Maree share personal stories as she journey's into the world of forgiveness
Published: 11/3/2021 10:00:00 PM
The Joy Jam 27-10-2021 Episode 23( 0:30:16)       
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DEPRESSION AND JOY: How do you find joy or even feel joy when you're depressed. Maree shares stories of her own struggle with depression and journeying her way out of the darkness and into the light. Tune in to know you're not alone if you are feeling down and that it is normal to feel overwhelmed and anxious in these uncertain times. And that it's still possible to find joy in your day while depressed.
Published: 10/27/2021 10:00:00 PM
The Joy Jam 20-10-2021 Episode 22( 0:31:3)       
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IT'S SPRINGTIME: New growth, spring-cleaning and feeling Joy in those new discoveries. How do we climb out of the rut that may be Winter blues or Covid concerns and live for right now? Feeling Joy in the everyday. Stop the procrastination and taking those first baby steps like lambs in spring.
Published: 10/20/2021 10:00:00 PM
The Joy Jam 13-10-2021 Episode 21( 0:28:33)       
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CREATING A NEW NORMAL: Finding joy again after lockdown or even while still experiencing depression, anxiety and difficult emotions. How do we create a new normal, accepting circumstances and being able to say I am enough right now. Maree shares 3 powerful mantras that have served her through many a time. Tune in.
Published: 10/13/2021 10:00:00 PM
The Joy Jam 06-10-2021 Episode 20( 0:30:5)       
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LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX: In this episode Maree shares all things sex, vagina's, sexuality, sexual fantasies and fetishes and how it all feeds into either shame or joy. What is sexual freedom? What does it look like to be completely comfortable with yourself sexually? How much joy do you get from your body? It's all here!
Published: 10/6/2021 10:00:00 PM
The Joy Jam 29-09-2021 Episode 19( 0:30:16)       
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Grief, Loss and Joy - When we lose someone we love how does this impact our lives? How do we ever feel joy again? In this episode Maree shares the story of Lola Poptart who taught her how to love and be selfless when that's what was required. She learns the power of unconditional love and the joy that comes from that. Grief is the price we pay for love.
Published: 9/29/2021 10:00:00 PM
The Joy Jam 22-09-2021 Episode 18( 0:29:16)       
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Confidence - What is it really? And how do we become more confident and experience the joys of being self assured. Maree takes a personal in depth and personal look at how authenticity and acceptance is the true key to confidence.
Published: 9/22/2021 10:00:00 PM
The Joy Jam 15-09-2021 Episode 17( 0:29:32)       
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Authenticity in the face of change: In this ever changing world we are too yet so often we find ourselves conforming or not being true to ourselves. How do we choose authenticity over attachment? Find out here as Maree shares stories about becoming her true self.
Published: 9/15/2021 10:00:00 PM
The Joy Jam 08-09-2021 Episode 16( 0:29:19)       
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Published: 9/8/2021 10:00:00 PM
The Joy Jam 25-08-2021 Episode 15( 0:32:49)       
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CREATIVITY, MENTAL HEALTH AND THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES: Interview with Rhian Firmin from Simple Truth Theatre talking about mental health, motherhood and the positive impact creativity can have on both as well as touching on our latest project together, The Vagina Monologues.
Published: 8/25/2021 10:00:00 PM
The Joy Jam 18-08-2021 Episode 14( 0:28:15)       
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Published: 8/18/2021 10:00:00 PM
The Joy Jam 11-08-2021 Episode 13( 0:28:54)       
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going from comparison to celebration of self: Getting real with our thoughts, catching ourselves when we go down that unhelpful spiral and finding what we can celebrate.
Published: 8/11/2021 10:00:00 PM
The Joy Jam 28-07-2021 Episode 12( 0:31:13)       
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Creativity and Joy. What is the connection? Maree interviews Alexandra Bellad-Ellis and Jo Scheepers about acting, writing and Skin Theatre's latest project CAGED opening August 4 here in Palmerston North.
Published: 7/28/2021 10:00:00 PM
The Joy Jam 21-07-2021 Episode 11( 0:30:4)       
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MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Can one person really make a difference? And if we help just one person, is that enough? Maree answers this and more as she talks about those people who have helped her heal so that she can now support others. An inspiring episode.
Published: 7/21/2021 10:00:00 PM
The Joy Jam 14-07-2021 Episode 10( 0:28:6)       
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Maree shares the story of her relationship with both the mirror and her body. She thought by losing 90kg she would find happiness yet she didn't. This is the story of how Maree found joy and happiness without feeling defined by the proportions of her body.
Published: 7/14/2021 10:00:00 PM
The Joy Jam 07-07-2021 Episode 9( 0:29:28)       
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Sharing stories of who we are takes courage and vulnerability. It brings us together and we don't feel so alone when people understand or share similar experiences. Here, Maree shares with you the story of her car accident and losing her arm. She talks of the struggle, the pain and what it took to reclaim her life and find joy again.
Published: 7/7/2021 10:00:00 PM
The Joy Jam 30-06-2021 Episode 8( 0:27:50)       
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This week I look at Brandi Carlile's autobiography, 'Broken Horses' and discuss how she found joy through her experiences and trauma. I look at how do we move from bitterness to joy and what it takes. I share frankly about what I've had to do to beat the winter blues. And what I've had to accept in order to live joyously. Hopefully we listen to Carlile's song "The Joke".
Published: 6/30/2021 10:00:00 PM
The Joy Jam 23-06-2021 Episode 7( 0:30:55)       
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Finding joy in the muck Part 2: Comparison is the thief of joy. Comparing ourselves robs us of feeling good enough. Finding ways out of Facebook envy and job misery etc we can create a life that feels joyous and whole.
Published: 6/23/2021 10:00:00 PM
The Joy Jam 16-06-2021 Episode 6( 0:29:27)       
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Finding joy in the muck! - Part 1
Published: 6/16/2021 10:00:00 PM
The Joy Jam 09-06-2021 Episode 5( 0:29:31)       
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This episode looks at Self Care. What it is and what it isn't, the difference between self care and self pampering and also why it is hard to fully embrace true self care. Maree Gibson your host shares her intrepid relationship with her own self care and gives an honest account of when self care looked more like self harm
Published: 6/9/2021 10:00:00 PM
The Joy Jam 02-06-2021( 0:29:3)       
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Host Maree Gibson talks body confidence and her journey to radical self acceptance. It's lighter in tone than episode 3 yet still hits home with just how critical our self talk is. Maree shares her tips for learning to love and accept herself just the way she is, right now.
Published: 6/2/2021 10:00:00 PM