How living true to myself improved my relationships

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Whether we like it or not, we don’t exist in isolation. The interconnection of life means that when we change, our environment changes as well.

Today’s guest, Heidi Hayashi, of Stratford, Conn., shares how finding the courage to live true to herself improved and deepens her family relationships.

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Cheat Sheet

08:33 A Buddhist friend teaches Heidi how to never give up

16:55 Overworking leads to a breaking point

19:36 Asking yourself, “How do I want to live my life?”

28:55 Breaking down the walls between us

34:50 Growing closer to a deceased loved one

40:04 From estrangement to a warm embrace

References mentioned:

  • The Wisdom for Creating Happiness and Peace, part 2, revised edition p. 270
  • Buddhism Day by Day: Wisdom for Modern Life, p. 315
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