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Breaking Free from Blame and Shame (“BS”)

Breaking Free from Blame and Shame (“BS”)

Most people’s automatic response to pain is either blame, which focuses on the ways others have hurt us, or shame, which dwells on our own mistakes. Either choice distracts us from our purpose, limits our potential, and prevents us from doing the right next thing. No matter what we have experienced, and regardless of the choices we have made, we always have the choice now to move forward and beyond “the BS.”

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Beyond Bootstraps: Expanding Opportunities for All

Beyond Bootstraps: Expanding Opportunities for All

Some people argue that those in difficult situations are there because of the choices they've made. This perspective assumes life is a level playing field where we all have equal opportunities to succeed. However, this viewpoint is flawed and overlooks the systemic...

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How To Live According To Your Values

How To Live According To Your Values

Explore the transformative journey of Matt and Robyn Roberts, co-owners of Riverside Homes, as they share insights on intentional living and purpose-driven choices. Uncover the power of their Goal Circle exercise, guiding you to set concrete goals and align your life with your deepest values.

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Learning About Your “Sphere”

Learning About Your “Sphere”

The goal of the rethreading process is to expand our overall capacity so we’re better able to hold emotions and experiences other than shame, mistrust, and fear. In Episode 4 of our Rethreading Lives podcast, you will see Rethreaded’s Founder and CEO, Kristin Keen, holding up a large toy sphere, which expands and contracts as you push and pull on it. She explains that each of us is like that sphere, expanding and contracting, based on our experiences and responses, in a way that either adds to or takes from our capacity.

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Defining and Practicing Mindfulness

Defining and Practicing Mindfulness

When we’re mindful, we can live in what is likely a safe present reality, rather than become trapped in catastrophic scenarios, a frantic pace of life, or unhealthy coping mechanisms. That’s the subject of Rethreading Lives episode 3 with Bethany Crawley, a mindfulness coach who believes that there is more to life and shares how we can enjoy it more fully.

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Cultivating “Joy in the Kitchen” Where You Are

Cultivating “Joy in the Kitchen” Where You Are

Not every workplace has a mission that is as obvious as Rethreaded’s, but the hopeful truth is that we can bring the Rethreaded “joy in the kitchen” experience into any job. In a recent podcast, Jason and Lisa, discussed the core insight that, no matter what you’re doing, you can choose to find “what’s human about it.”

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Why There Is Joy in the Rethreaded Kitchen

Why There Is Joy in the Rethreaded Kitchen

The Rethreaded toffee kitchen is a production environment with clear procedures, codes to observe, and repetitive tasks. With many batches of toffee to make every day, it would be natural to assume the pace is fast and demanding. While that may be true in other similar environments, Rethreaded’s kitchen couldn’t be more different.

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The Relationship Between Work and Mental Health

The Relationship Between Work and Mental Health

Every employee at Rethreaded contributes in some way to producing, packaging, distributing, or selling our unique items. Many of our jobs are repetitive tasks that do not immediately seem glamorous. This is true of the production floor in our toffee kitchen. And yet, as Kitchen Manager Lisa shared in a recent podcast, the repetitive tasks she and the other kitchen staff complete each day are immensely healing.

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How to Find Your Purpose

How to Find Your Purpose

Finding our purpose can feel like a complicated, existential process. But to Rethreaded’s Kristin and Jason, it’s not that complicated. In Rethreading Lives Episode 8, they explain what they believe is the surprisingly simple (though not always easy) way to find your purpose and start living it out each day.

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