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30 minutes | Feb 6, 2023
Where The Sun Doesn’t Shine
Gloomy...cold....barren....both with the weather and , perhaps, the soul. In this first episode of 2023, Matthew admits to experiencing all of these lately. But he also offers a possible antidote, courtesy of an often-used line from childhood, on this episode of the Gratitude Journal podcast.
34 minutes | Dec 27, 2022
Grab The Thing
As 2022 comes to a close, Matthew reflects on the thing...or the 'things'....that need to be re-analyzed and re-considered, in order to make 2023 an even better year.
21 minutes | Nov 21, 2022
Are you 'descending'? Have you 'descended'? Let's try to look up...together...on this episode of 'The Gratitude Journal' podcast.
17 minutes | Oct 4, 2022
Camino Los Abuelos
In this 100th episode, Matthew expresses gratitude for the stunning New Mexico landscape and for the opportunity to record a 100th episode…and especially for those who download and listen.
31 minutes | Sep 5, 2022
A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That
Cryptic message revealed: in this episode, Matthew reveals his 'future plans' for the podcast, while at the same time trying to find meaning in 'this or that'.
25 minutes | Aug 16, 2022
Real Time All The Time
Yes...Matthew's demise has been greatly exaggerated! This time around, he explains his absence, his introduction to the world of COVID...and an upcoming BIG announcement!
30 minutes | Jun 20, 2022
Moments and Tacos
Holding hands in a dimly bar...listening to the rustling of the leaves...and hoping that a taco place is open on a holiday. In search of 'moments'? Matthew reflects on these things. Can we find them, or do they just happen?
29 minutes | May 30, 2022
The End of the Beginning of the End
In this episode, Matthew tries to find the meaning and the correlation of where the 'beginning' meets the 'end', where they overlap, and how one might take the place of the other.
28 minutes | Apr 24, 2022
A West Highland Terrier by the name of 'Izzy' decides that he's had enough. And Matthew shares his story in this episode about love, loss, and a dog's fixation with cheese.
25 minutes | Mar 14, 2022
Six Degrees of Cheese Pringles
When is the last time you really 'drilled down' in to your gratitude list? I mean, REALLY drilled down? Who needs bacon when you have cheese Pringles! More about 'gratitude lists', on this episode of 'The Gratitude Journal' podcast!
31 minutes | Feb 6, 2022
I Want To Know If I Need These Wants
'Needs vs Wants'. 'Wants vs Needs'. In this latest episode, Matthew reflects on whether one is more important than the other. And if so, which? The 'need to want', or the 'want to need'?
26 minutes | Jan 11, 2022
Build Back Betterer
New Year's resolution? Not today. Not ANY day. In this first episode of the new year, Matthews proposes experimenting with small ways to 'build back better' by shooting for longer-term smaller changes or alterations that might have longer-term effect and positive outcomes. (and who knows...you might STILL lose some weight!)
30 minutes | Dec 22, 2021
Stop the Mic Drop
Is 'preparation' even possible for defending ourselves against 'the big ones'? In this episode, Matthew tries to investigate finding purpose and meaning within the construct of those enormous, life-changing events...and can we make ourselves 'ready' for them?
33 minutes | Nov 25, 2021
Gobble Gobble Walk Not Hobble
Happy Thanksgiving! Try to keep up with Matthew as he does his annual Thanksgiving morning sojourn, talking gluttony, gratitude, and hopefully not stepping in doggie-doo-doo!
39 minutes | Nov 5, 2021
Yes, Yes, Nanette
We pack up some equipment and hit the road this time around, venturing a whole 10 minutes away to the First Congregational Church of Akron, Ohio. The delightful and insightful Senior Minister Rev. Nanette Pitt joins the podcast! While totally masked and practicing safe social-distancing, Matthew and Reverend Nanette discuss why the 'spiritual discipline of waiting' is something to be grateful for, her journey to the U.S, from South Africa, and why she chose a path 'on the side of God and on the side of love in this life'.
31 minutes | Oct 25, 2021
The Beauty Behind the Beauty
What are you doing for YOU? Does it sound trite? Maybe it isn't, as Matthew takes a peek behind the the 'things of illusion. Are we processing those things as 'beautiful' or 'painful'? And what does it all have to with being grateful for treating ourselves well?
32 minutes | Oct 11, 2021
Thank You, Talking Heads
Can the trite, often-over-used declarations from TV's 'talking heads' teach us anything about finding gratitude? Let's find out, in this episode of 'The Gratitude Journal' podcast.
29 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
Drop the Needle
The warm sound of 'vinyl'. The warm feeling of a liquid being inserted in to your vein. Same thing? In this episode, Matthew used his old album-collection to help focus on 'the past', where it sits, where it should be allowed, and how it sizes up things for the present.
32 minutes | Sep 6, 2021
When Your Letters are A-G-D
What can 'Words With Friends' teach us about 'gratitude'? Who cares if you have bad letters...it's our job to make them work! Passive vs Active, in this episode of 'The Gratitude Journal' podcast!
42 minutes | Aug 23, 2021
What-If on Two Wheels
Wanna go for a ride? In this episode, Matthew breaks open the bicycle helmet, turns on the small lav microphone, and embarks on the Freedom Trail, taking you with him as he discusses the value of the 'what-if' moment.
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