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  • It does not take much to make some people angry. We live in a society where people are quick to take offense. To feel victimized. To be enraged at people with opposing views. Political leaders and certain media outlets stir the pot for their own benefit. 

    In my episode on Stoicism and the Art of Happiness, Donald Robertson offered some techniques we can use to manage our anger toward people who hold views that we strongly disagree with.

    Today I want to talk to you about becoming more aware of your anger style based on your Enneagram type, and to share more practices you can use to conquer your anger and also to learn from it. And you might learn about your partner or parent’s anger style, as well. 


    Because we don’t all experience anger in the same way. 


    Some rage while others think they never get angry. But anger is a human emotion that we all experience, and how we experience it depends on several factors, including our Enneagram type, level of mental and emotional wellbeing, and our personal development work.


    You'll learn...

    what the anger triad iswhat makes each Enneagram type mad and how they express thisStoic techniques any Enneagram type can use to conquer their anger


    Hello! I'm your host, Sarah Mikutel. But the real question is, who are you? Where are you now and where do you want to be? Can I help you get there?

    Visit sarahmikutel.com to learn how we can work together to help you achieve more peace, happiness, and positive transformation in your life.

    Book your Enneagram typing session by going to sarahmikutel.com/typingsession

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  • Growing up, what were your family’s eating habits? Fruits and vegetables? Canned spaghetti and doughnuts? 

    At our house, once in a while we’d have pizza, and maybe once a year for a crazy treat we could pick out a sugary cereal -- Booberry was my fav. But for the most part, we were a junk food-free house.

    Fast forward quite a few years, and now when I go home to visit, it’s like I’m entering Candy Land. Brownies, cookies, pies staring me in the face. 

    Even though I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, I find these treats hard to resist, and I usually don’t, which is why my clothes felt a little too close for comfort after my last visit.

    So, I decided to try the Fresh Start: 21-Day Cleanse created by Simple Green Smoothies co-founder Jen Hansard. This was exactly the reset my body needed. I lost weight, gained a ton of energy, and my mind felt clearer. 

    As we begin a new year, I thought you might be interested in a fresh start, as well, so I invited Jen onto the Part of Something Greater podcast to talk about how to improve your quality of life through clean eating. I also talk about what the Stoics think about eating well to improve your character, mind, body, and spirit.


    I liked Jen's cleanse so much that I became an affiliate partner for her. This means that if you purchase her Fresh Start plan through my link, I could get a small commission at no extra cost to you. This is a great way to support the podcast. Of course, I only recommend products and services I love.


    Visit sarahmikutel.com to get in touch about how we can work one-on-one together to help you achieve more peace, happiness, and positive transformation in your life.

    Looking for a guide to help you discover your Enneagram personality type? Book your Enneagram typing session by going to sarahmikutel.com/typingsession

    Want to connect on Insta? Find me here

  • The end of the year is a time for reflection: What went right? What went wrong? What could I have handled better? Questions that Stoics ask themselves every evening.

    It’s also the time of year that we see round ups of popular news stories, though 2020 often felt like we heard of nothing other than Covid-19 and the U.S. presidential election, and sometimes Brexit. 

    Many stories slipped through the cracks, including the 75th anniversary of the end of World War 2.


    We throw around the word nazi so casually now -- grammar nazi, soup nazi -- but in our grandparents’ time, nazi nazis were taking over Europe in a murderous rampage. 

    Mark Twain is often quoted as saying, “History doesn’t repeat itself but it often rhymes.” There’s no evidence he said that, but the sentiment stands: Never forget. We need to look back so we can understand the present and plan for a better future. 

    Due to the pandemic, end-of-the-war commemorations were canceled around the world this year. I think the remembrance of what happened 75 years ago deserved a lot more coverage, and so this episode is my tribute to the men and women who fought the good fight. 

    I recorded this episode a year and a half ago for my travel podcast, the Postcard Academy, around the anniversary of D-Day. I discuss several ways in which we can honor the sacrifices made by the Greatest Generation. At one point, I talk about the importance of traveling more. Here’s hoping that wish comes true for all of us in 2021.



    I wish you a happy, healthy, and safe New Year.


    Visit sarahmikutel.com to get in touch about how we can work one-on-one together to help you achieve more peace, happiness, and positive transformation in your life.

    Looking for a guide to help you discover your Enneagram personality type? Book your Enneagram typing session by going to sarahmikutel.com/typingsession

    Want to connect on Insta? Find me here

  • I've had a travel podcast for several years now called the Postcard Academy, where I interview women like myself who packed up everything to start a new adventure in another part of the world. 

    One of the core values that I talk about is that we will never have this day again -- make it matter. It's my softer way of saying 'If you died tomorrow, would you be satisfied with how you lived this day?' 

    I knew I didn't invent this way of thinking but I didn't realize that Stoics have been talking about this for thousands of years until I learned about the greatest philosopher king, Marcus Aurelius, who ruled until 180 A.D. 

    He said, “You could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think.” (Greg Hays translation). 

    Marcus wrote down many words of wisdom, and I want to share his story today because he's an ideal example of how we can all live a good life, no matter what obstacles come our way.


    I'm joined again by Stoic expert Donald Robertson, author of How to Think Like a Roman Emperor, which explains the Stoic philosophy via Marcus' fascinating story. It's my favorite book on Stoicism! Get the audiobook for free if you're new to Audible by signing up for a trial at audibletrial.com/postcard

    Visit sarahmikutel.com to get in touch about how we can work one-on-one together to help you achieve more peace, happiness, and positive transformation in your life.

    Looking for a guide to help you discover your Enneagram personality type? Book your Enneagram typing session by going to sarahmikutel.com/typingsession

    Want to connect on Insta? Find me here

  • Even though I haven't lived in the U.S. for 10 years, I've been in Italy and England for most of this time, I still pay close attention to my home country.

    At the time of this recording, it's 2020. The U.S. just ended the most contentious and vitriolic political campaign season I've seen in my lifetime.

    I see the divisiveness and bitter partisanship. People are becoming more tribal. Canceling out opposing views. At the same time people seem desperate for connection and to be part of something greater than themselves.

    And then I look around and see what they're gravitating toward. If they're not religious, it seems social media and YouTube are sucking them into extremist groups, gangs, and conspiracy theories.

    I wondered what it would it look like if we could offer them a peaceful, compassionate, hopeful alternative idea to believe in.  Then I realized this idea already exists in Stoicism, a 2,300-year old philosophy that essentially says: Live your values. Don’t worry about things that are beyond your control. Be a person of good character who looks out for other people.

    It's a practical philosophy on how to live a good life and will be one of the primary ideas I'll discuss on this show. Because like the Enneagram, Stoicism gives us the tools we need to increase our self awareness, be more present, and to respond to life in a mindful way and not out of emotion or habit.

    Consider this episode Stoicism 101.

    I couldn't think of a better person to talk to about this than Donald Robertson, a Stoic expert and a cognitive behavioral therapist. He's written my favorite books on modern Stoicism, including Stoicism and the Art of Happiness and How to Think Like a Roman Emperor. AND, he's an expat/world wanderer: a Scotsman who moved in Canada but has been appropriately hanging out in Athens for a good part of this year.

    Enjoy the show!

    Visit sarahmikutel.com to get in touch about how we can work one-on-one together to help you achieve more peace, happiness, and positive transformation in your life.

    Looking for a guide to help you discover your Enneagram personality type? Book your Enneagram typing session by going to sarahmikutel.com/typingsession

    Want to connect on Insta? Find me here

  • New to the Enneagram? Welcome to your introductory class.

    Even if you're familiar with the Enneagram, you'll likely learn something new as I talk about the history of this personal development tool before diving into the nine personality types.

    At its most basic level, the Enneagram is a framework that says there are nine personality types, and each of the nine types has a different core motivation driving their behavior and beliefs. 

    Why do you do the things you do? What motivates you? How do you see the world? How does the world see you? 

    We all have a little of every type in us, but one of the types is our core type and it doesn’t change. You might wonder why people of the same personality type might outwardly present as very different. There’s several reasons for that, but a primary one is because they have a different subtype. 

    I don’t want to overwhelm you, so today I’ll focus on walking you through the nine types, and we’ll save subtypes and wings and stress and security points and triads and all that other Enneagram magic for another day. Just know that there is a lot of beautiful nuance to the Enneagram and the point is not to box us into a certain type, but to free us from the negative patterns that hold back our type.

    Don’t stress if, after listening to this episode, you’re not sure what your type is. It can take months for people to narrow down their type because it's the first time they've given themselves this time for self reflection. 

    If you’d like me to guide you through this discovery process, I’d be honored to do an Enneagram typing session with you.

    You can book your Enneagram typing session by going to sarahmikutel.com/typingsession

    Have an Enneagram question? Ask me on Insta

  • Welcome to Part of Something Greater, a show for peacefully ambitious people seeking personal transformation so they can better themselves, their communities, and the world at large. 

    I’m your host, Sarah Mikutel, an American in England who uses the Enneagram and Stoicism to help my coaching clients become more present, curious, and open hearted. 

    If you’re looking to reduce anxiety and overwhelm, strengthen your relationships, and/or shift from uncomfortable stalemate to confident action, I’m your gal.

    Go ahead and hit subscribe if you’re a globally-minded citizen who’s ready to live a calmer, kinder, more connected life. 



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