Embracing Life's Trade-offs: Updates from Our Journey

Jun 13, 2023 5:16 pm


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It's been quite an eventful week for us, filled with both joyful and bittersweet moments. As we navigate the trade-offs and challenges that life presents, we want to share our recent experiences and the themes we've been exploring in our videos.

Last week, we explored sportsmanship and its significance in various aspects of life. A spirit of fair play can elevate our relationships and experiences. If you haven't had a chance to watch it, we highly recommend checking out The Value of Good Sportsmanship | A Gypsy's Kiss Chapter 6 | Our Story Your Story. You can watch the video or listen to the podcast episode.

Meanwhile, in our personal lives, we find ourselves in different but equally transformative situations.

Shelley, amidst her grief, has been facing the emotionally challenging task of packing away her late husband Kevin's belongings. It's a journey filled with nostalgia and introspection. She has been reflecting on the fine line between cherishing memories and succumbing to the weight of loss.

Toby has embarked on a journey across the seas. He's been in Spain, attending his daughter's wedding—a joyous occasion that brings together family and friends to celebrate love and new beginnings.

We invite you to join us this week as we explore the intersection of travel, personal growth, and embracing change.


Thriving Through Transition: How Good Sportsmanship, Mentorship, and a Growth Mindset Shape Us

by Shelley Carney

Good sportsmanship is more than a set of rules or guidelines; it reflects an individual's character and values. Whether it is in the context of sports, school, or any other area of life, good sportsmanship sets the foundation for healthy competition, respect, and fair play. It encompasses qualities like integrity, humility, and kindness.

Poor sportsmanship can have detrimental effects on an individual's character and mental health. It fosters a culture of negativity, resentment, and hostility. 

Good sportsmanship encourages individuals to uphold the highest ethical standards and promotes positive interactions among teammates, opponents, and spectators.

Our podcast episode provides inspiring examples of good sportsmanship. 

Toby's reminiscences about playing baseball highlight the importance of enjoying the sport and embracing the camaraderie it brings. 

His advice resonates with the idea that true victory lies not only in winning but also in building relationships and fostering a sense of unity within a team.

"I think it's more difficult to live without good sportsmanship. Whether you're a jock or not, apply it to life. You're going to win some, you're going to lose some. Your behavior should be the same in each case." — Toby Younis

Click here to read the rest of Shelley's informative article on our blog.

Here's our next week in content:

4 pm MST, Thursday, June 15, 2023. Our Story Your Story with Shelley Carney and Toby Younis. Premier.


Trade-Offs and Expectations | A Gypsy’s Kiss Chapter 7 | Our Story Your Story

Welcome to another captivating episode of Our Story Your Story! In this exciting installment, Shelley Carney and Toby Younis dive deep into the enchanting world of "A Gypsy's Kiss: A Treasure Hunt Adventure" by reading and discussing chapter 7, titled "Dave's Dilemma."

In this thought-provoking chapter, we meet Dave, a young man torn between the expectations of his family and his burning desire to follow his own path. The theme of trade-offs and expectations takes center stage as Dave faces a pivotal decision that will shape his future.

Should we conform to societal expectations, prioritizing the happiness and approval of our loved ones? Or should we have the courage to blaze our own trails, following our passions and embracing the unknown?

4 pm MST, Friday, June 16, 2023. Garage Prospecting with Shelley Carney and Toby Younis. Premier.


How Much Gold? Utah Ore from Silver Spike Prospecting Goes Through the Mighty Mill

Join us as we showcase the power of the Mighty Mill, a revolutionary piece of equipment designed to extract every ounce of precious metal from ore. Watch as we process Utah ore sent to us by Silver Spike Prospecting through the Mighty Mill, revealing the true potential of this hidden treasure.

7 pm MST, Saturday, June 17, 2023. Garage Prospecting with Shelley Carney and Toby Younis. Livestream.


Saturday Night Livestream with Shelley and Toby

Join us in the chat as we discuss our gold prospecting and mining adventures and share our latest tips and tricks. Plus, we'll be giving away prizes including a bag (or two) of Garage Prospecting's own paydirt guaranteed to contain gold!

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Shelley and Toby


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