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46 minutes | Jun 30, 2020
Living with Trauma from a Therapist's Perspective
This episode of the Reboots Podcast is about trauma - "Big T Trauma" and "Little T trauma." Even "Little T" trauma can be devastating. My dear friend Ada Floyd and I talk about: How she's continually learning to process traumas like sexual abuse and the loss of her twin boys Keeton and Kaden. Her role as a therapist in helping her clients heal from trauma. And EMDR, which is a therapeutic approach that can help us process trauma by rewiring neurological pathways that have been stuck because of the trauma we've endured. If you're interested in learning more about Ada Floyd, check out her professional bio.If you'd like to learn more about her personal story, listen to Reboots Episode R008.
42 minutes | Jun 16, 2020
R057 Personality Isn't Permanent with Benjamin Hardy
Dr. Benjamin Hardy is a best-selling author who has been read by - get this - more than 100 million humans. His work is featured regularly in Forbes, Fortune Magazine, Psychology Today and other well-known publications and his new book Personality Isn't Permanent debunks the multi-billion dollar personality profile industry as something of an excuse for believing we are stuck with who we are. In this episode, Ben and I talk about: Personal growth and change as science How the concepts American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr so eloquently expressed in his famous Serenity Prayer apply to the science of change The role journaling plays in helping us make peace with our past selves and instruct our future selves. I’m grateful for Ben's time and his work that focuses on the science of change. Learn more about Personality Isn't Permanent. Follow Ben's work. 30 Days of Gratitude
4 minutes | Jun 12, 2020
New Season Intro
Welcome to a brand new season of the Reboots Podcast!This summer is all about arriving at reasonable happiness - even in the midst of great hardship and the chaos that surrounds so many of us now.How is that possible?Through the now-common prayer in which we ask for help in accepting the things we cannot change, and having the courage to change what we can. There's a constellation of topics surrounding change navigation, like mental health, behavioral science, the 12 steps of recovery, and gratitude. We're kicking off the 2020 season of episodes with Dr. Benjamin Hardy - an organizational psychologist and writer. He shares insights into the hope of changing ourselves and debunks popular personality studies that he believes tend to keep us stuck where we are instead of believing we can change who we are. Can't wait to share this episode and much more with you.Here's the link to 15 Things I've Learned About Navigating Change.Check out our 30-days of gratitude - COVID-19 edition.
38 minutes | Nov 12, 2019
TCJ 025: Gratitude with Caesar Kalinowski
Episode 25 of The Change Journals features my friend Caesar Kalinowski. In our continuation of our 30-days of gratitude challenge, Caesar talks about how gratitude not only changes us but also changes other people when we dare to share gratitude. Caesar remembers how difficult it was for him - as an adult - to write a tribute letter to his father because the childhood relationship had been so painful. And how that activity began to rewire remembrance - for both of them, and how it brought profound healing to both of them - and into a deeper relationship with a Heavenly Father. Join Caesar for The Gospel in Everyday Life later this week. Sign up for the 30-Days of Gratitude challenge. We’re teaching quick habits for building and maintaining a gratitude habit - not just through the holidays but for a lifetime.
36 minutes | Nov 8, 2019
TCJ 024: Gratitude with Steve Austin
Steve Austin is a former pastor who nearly died by suicide.In this episode - which ties in with our FREE 30-Day Gratitude Challenge - Steve walks us through the first hours and days following his failed suicide attempt and how a therapist helped him find gratitude.Remember when we were kids and we drew hand turkeys at Thanksgiving?Steve shows us the connection between the hand drawing and gratitude.Plus, he walks us through what to do when we can only think of one thing for which we are grateful - and how we can use "why" questions to engage our children in a gratitude practice.Steve prepared a free resource just for this conversation. It's designed to teach you the "hand turkey" gratitude method.Download it here.Join Steve and me for our FREE 30-Days of Gratitude Challenge.
28 minutes | Oct 28, 2019
TCJ 023: Mike Vardy's Journal
Mike Vardy is a long-time podcaster, productivity practitioner, and writer.Mike’s new book TimeCrafting: A Better Way to Get the Right Things Done is available for preorder on Amazon. Keep up to date with the book launch here.Mike’s journaling method is ridiculously simple.He uses his phone, the Day One app, and the Drafts app - using dictation and photo images to quickly capture the most important parts of each day. But Mike says that’s not where the magic happens. You’ll hafta listen to the conversation to learn the secret journaling ingredient that super-charges Mike Vardy’s life and business.Plus, check out the guest post I wrote for Shawn Blanc about how “The Note” helped me slay the dragon of self-doubt.
59 minutes | Oct 24, 2019
R056: Black and White with Reverend Vince Brown
The Reverend Vincent Brown spends his days corralling teens and staff members offering adventure therapy at a therapeutic boarding school in Mars Hill, North Carolina.As the chaplain and program director, Vince sees kids on their worst days - and he gets to celebrate with them during their best moments.In this episode, Vince and I talk about: What it was like growing up with a dad in the United States Navy and how life changed for Vince when the family moved from San Diego to Memphis. Why it’s difficult for white people to understand the concept of white privilege and black lives matter. How learning to give the gift of grace can help heal our nation from racial injustice. I’m grateful for Vince’s time, his story, his great humor, and his grace.It was a privilege to have met him and his lovely wife, Dana this summer - and to know they are part of my Forever Family.Vince invites you to reach out to him and Dana via Facebook. Join us for a 4-week gratitude challenge - November 2019.
33 minutes | Oct 21, 2019
TCJ 022: Tom Lambotte's Clarity Journal
Tom Lambotte is an adoptive father of four who runs a highly-successful niche company.Tom also talks openly about his experience with depression.For Tom, journaling techniques help him work on the right things each day and to turn down the noise of a busy week so that he can think and act with a clear head.Tom's clarity break is something I've been practicing for weeks now and it works!Tom also walks us through how each Monday he plans his week by prioritizing A, B, and C tasks and "little 'uns."You can learn more about Tom and his business at OptimizeMethod.io.Want to simplify the complexities of life and business so you can make better decisions? Awesome! Grab a copy of Tom Lambotte's step by step process for executing a weekly clarity break.RebootsPodcast.com/clarity
33 minutes | Oct 9, 2019
R055: Pursuing Focus with Shawn Blanc
Shawn is a husband and father. He’s known across the interwebs for The Sweet Setup - a website centered on reviewing tech devices and software.Shawn is a self-described nerd, but there’s so much more to Shawn than tech. In fact, Shawn’s current focus is, well, focus. He builds products and courses designed to help people do meaningful work instead of just talking about it, fretting over dreams that could be but aren’t, and enjoying life and the people we love, even when we’re chasing audacious goals.In this episode, Shawn talks about: His journaling practice How he flipped the notion of writing a book on its head and, instead, created a product that could - and does - help people learn to change behaviors. The difficult season in his life following his wife’s miscarriage. Shawn Blanc put together this special offer for Reboots listeners interested in learning about the elements of focus. Check out the guest post I wrote for Shawn outlining how "The Note" helped me tame self-doubt.
30 minutes | Sep 23, 2019
TCJ 021: Elaine Johnston's Journal
Elaine Johnston is an entrepreneur who is driven to teach other women her age how to develop business mindsets.Elaine keeps several notebooks - each is dedicated to some facet of her life, including her marriage to Cody Johnston.Cody and Elaine co-host The Reckless Pursuit podcast, and Elaine blogs at the Prodigal Daughter. A companion podcast is coming soon.Read and hear Elaine's work.Check out Elaine's journaling playlist.Are you navigating change?CareerLosing or gaining weightHealth challengesLoss of a loved oneRaising teensJob relocationAging parentsDownload 5 Must-Use Resources for Navigating Change in a Healthy Way.
31 minutes | Sep 16, 2019
TCJ 020: Cody Johnston's Journal
For Cody Johnston, journaling helps him understand his emotions.Cody is analog agnostic. While he regularly writes in his notebook, he's also a fan of digital logs - especially Day One.A prolific reader, Cody's notes help him prepare to talk about complex and often controversial topics on The Reckless Pursuit, the podcast he hosts with his wife, Elaine, and The Itinerant Podcast - Biblical History Beyond the Bible.Learn more about Cody's work.Want to start making changes in your life but don't know where to start?RebootsPodcast.com
55 minutes | Sep 11, 2019
R054: Monk Manual with Steven Lawson
Steve Lawson is a doer. When he realized he needed to learn to do less and to be more, he began to study and implement the quiet, intentional lives monks lead every day.That’s when life changed for Steve. He became a better husband and father.Then, Steve developed the Monk Manual and fully funded his project on Kickstarter.In this episode, Steve and I walk through The Monk Manual and what makes this 12-week guided journal different from the others on the market.Grab a Monk Manual.And if you’re not ready to buy, I’ve developed a free quick and easy guide for learning to set up a 12-week year.Snag the free 12-weeks to change guide.
22 minutes | Sep 9, 2019
TCJ 019: National Suicide Prevention Week with Steve Austin
My friend Steve Austin is a former pastor who nearly died by suicide seven years ago.While Steve is not a mental health expert, he's a guy who's been there, cares about your emotional wellbeing, and is grateful for a second chance.In this episode of The Change Journals, we commemorate National Suicide Week and Mental Health Month by walking through Steve's story and sharing some tools designed to help you discover if you might be depressed or struggling with anxiety.Download the mental health resources we discussedGrab 5 tools for navigating change
12 minutes | Sep 2, 2019
TCJ 018: Finding Hope and Recovery
September is National Recovery Month.In this episode of The Change Journals we take a look at Celebrate Recovery initiatives dedicated to saving one life at a time.Plus, we review two of our favorite recovery-centric Reboots episodes.Recovery is for anyone who wants to live life differently - not just for people struggling with addiction.Change IS Possible.If you're not quite ready to walk into a recovery meeting but you're ready to say enough with anger, resentments, grief, and playing the victim card, check out RebootsPodcast.com/change for some of Tracy Winchell's best journaling tools for learning to live life differently.
50 minutes | Aug 28, 2019
R053: False Accusations with Markus Watson
Markus is a former actor who decided to leave Hollywood and join the clergy. When he was falsely accused, his world fell apart. Markus says the ordeal has brought him closer to his Creator.In this episode we talk about: The danger of blind outrage - especially among Christians Gossip Sexual abuse in the church Spiritual transformation under fire I'm grateful that Markus chose to share so much of his Reboots story with us.It takes grit to be that vulnerable.Check out Markus Watson's podcast.If you’re navigating change - of your own volition or someone else’s - and you’re not sure if you can believe the thoughts inside your own head, check out RebootsPodcast.com/change. I’ll send you one of my favorite journaling techniques for slaying the two-headed dragon of self-doubt and perfectionism.
28 minutes | Aug 26, 2019
TCJ 17: Changing How We Respond to Sexual Abuse
Mary DeMuth has written more than 30 books. She hosts Pray Everyday a daily podcast dedicated to praying through the scriptures. You guessed it. Every day.Mary is also a victim of childhood sexual abuse.You can hear Mary’s Story on Episode 31 of the Reboots Podcast.In this episode of The Change Journals inside the Reboots Podcast, Mary joins us to talk about her calling to help bring healing to victims of sexual abuse and change to the church.Mary’s brand new book is We Too: How the Church Can Respond Redemptively to the Sexual Abuse Crisis.Sign the WeToo.org manifesto.WeToo.org ResourcesAre you navigating change?Grab my best resources for dealing with change or choosing to make changes in your life or business.
6 minutes | Aug 21, 2019
TCJ 016: Turtle Steppin'
Episode 16 of The Change Journals inside the Reboots Podcast features a fast-moving turtle blind in one eye.Instead of worrying about how far the turtle had to go or focusing on its limitations and the potential dangers, this turtle was booking it to its destination.Tracy reflects on getting past her physical limitations and mindset funk by putting one turtle leg in front of the other.Here's the turtle video that inspired the episode.Navigating change? Download these crunchy tools.
72 minutes | Aug 14, 2019
R052: Come to the Table with Sean McCoy
Sean is a believer in Christ who works out his faith with fear and trembling. When Sean decided to accompany a friend on a mission trip, life as he knew it started to make less sense, while the teachings of Jesus began to radically transform his mind and his heart.In this episode, Sean and I talk about daily rituals, books, theology, podcasts and podcasting, Western art, theology, and history.Sean also talks about the reaction he gets when he explains why he’s hosted all sorts of people from all walks of life on his podcast, Come to the Table.Including sex workers, atheists, missionaries, and war veterans.Sean’s life and his Come to the Table podcast are built on the premise that “Love in action is listening to understand, not react.”Want to start making changes in your life but don't know where to start? > > > Download 12-Weeks to Change. < < <
33 minutes | Aug 12, 2019
TCJ 015: Rebooting Print Journalism
Rex Nelson is one of the finest journalists I've ever known.He's an even better human being.In this episode of The Change Journals, Rex and I discuss: Knowing the difference between real journalism and "fake news" Why journalism is essential for a healthy democracy The Democrat-Gazette's daring experiment to reboot the business side of print journalism Read Rex Nelson's work. Want to start making changes in your life but don't know where to start? > > > Download 12-Weeks to Change. < < <
33 minutes | Aug 5, 2019
TCJ 014 Frankie Post's Journal
My friend Frankie Post and I talk fairly often about our journaling practices.Frankie is a Celebrate Recovery pastor at Community Bible Church - Fort Smith.Frankie has been logging and processing his thoughts since he was a teen. He wrote about his future wife and prayed for her - though he'd yet to meet her. These journals were a wedding gift to Susanna, the woman who became his wife.Today, Frankie uses a single digital document to record daily summaries, moments with his children, work notes, and sometimes he - like King David in the Psalms - expresses frustration toward God.We talk about all this and more in this episode of The Change Journals.Want to start making changes in your life but don't know where to start? > > > Download 12-Weeks to Change. < < <
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