The Flourishing Introvert Talks Podcast

The Flourishing Introvert Talks

Even though around half of any population identify as an introvert, this aspect of diversity, equity and inclusion is too often overlooked.

Every Thursday join flourishing introvert and TEDx speaker Joanna Rawbone MSc, as she explores the costly challenges that introverts face on a regular basis. This podcast is for introverts who want to know how to progress and for those they work or live with who want to understand them better.

Ep 156 An Introvert’s Survival Guide to Toxic Workplaces

The Flourishing Introverts Talks Podcast
The Flourishing Introverts Talks Podcast
Ep 156 An Introvert's Survival Guide to Toxic Workplaces
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Joanna chooses to believe that nobody sets out to create a toxic work environment. The toxicity can start to develop and worsen due to inadequate feedback and consequences. As bullying, ridiculing, and discrimination, can be enough to push an already overstimulated Introvert over the edge, Joanna puts together a survival kit that will help to deal with situations like these.

Tune in as our Host shares advice for recognizing and dealing with toxic behaviours and environments in the workplace, and how to maintain one’s own well-being in such circumstances. This includes tips for setting boundaries, communicating effectively with difficult co-workers, and prioritizing self-care.

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Ep 155 Why Introverts benefit from practicing gratitude

The Flourishing Introverts Talks Podcast
The Flourishing Introverts Talks Podcast
Ep 155 Why Introverts benefit from practicing gratitude
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In this episode, Joanna explores the history of gratitude and the importance of Introverts developing a strong personal practice.

Listen in as our host shares different ways to show appreciation for everything we have, including the little things in life, and discover more about the health benefits of this practice as well as how to get started.

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Ep 154 Are you an Optimistic Introvert?

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The Flourishing Introverts Talks Podcast
Ep 154 Are you an Optimistic Introvert?
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We live in a time where there is so much going on around us whilst as introverts, we’re already overstimulated mentally. From toxic positivity, the influence of social media, on-demand global news, to the constant barrage of data we process daily, it’s never-ending.

In this episode, Joanna explores the idea of beginning each day with a positive reflection or at least a neutral one. Our host also explains the various forms of optimism and the possible impacts these can bring in our lives.

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Ep 153 Are Introverts reluctant heroes of their own stories?

The Flourishing Introverts Talks Podcast
The Flourishing Introverts Talks Podcast
Ep 153 Are Introverts reluctant heroes of their own stories?
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Most people assume that Introverts detest being in the spotlight, but this is not always the case. Some individuals will adapt to the idea of being the hero of their own narrative more readily than others, just like Joanna who often chooses to be the hero/heroine of her stories for the sake of her mission.

In this episode, our Host emphasizes the value of authenticity and how everyone has a unique life experience, hence, what works for one person may not necessarily work for another. Tune in as she shares her own journey using Joseph Campbell’s structure of the Hero’s Journey.

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Ep 152 Fulfilment for Introverts

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The Flourishing Introverts Talks Podcast
Ep 152 Fulfilment for Introverts
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As the new year begins, most people are drawn to (or guilted into) “start the year right” by creating their goals and resolutions. According to research, the majority of people tend to lose sight of their goals pretty quickly and Joanna admits to being one of those people.

In this episode, Joanna shares her thoughts about goals, resolutions and intentions so we can explore what it really means to be fulfilled. Let’s enjoy the journey rather than going hell for leather to the destination.

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Ep 151 2022 in a nutshell and an alternative A-Z

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The Flourishing Introverts Talks Podcast
Ep 151 2022 in a nutshell and an alternative A-Z
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As 2022 comes to an end, Joanna gives us a glimpse of how her year has been. Joanna shares a summary of what she experienced, the opportunities she was presented with, along with the lessons she learned.

And if you’re up for a little fun, stayed tuned as she talks us through her “Complementary A-Z” Seasonal Sanity Savers for introverts, using words and phrases from Susie Dent’s Emotional Dictionary.

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