October 17, 2019
Fear is a big thing holding people back from achieving their full potential. We can overcome fear when we acquire and develop empowering tools, live large and feel powerful. When fear relates to your physical safety it's time to learn some self defense.
In this episode we are joined by Teri Coffee McDuffie from Santa Barbara Womens Defense (http://sbwselfdefense.com/) and the Coastal Self Defense Academy to discuss how you can improve your self confidence by learning and practicing self defense techniques. Teri provides us with some practical, real-world ways to be more aware, large and in-charge.
Teri has developed a Self Defense program for women of all ages who may not have had the opportunity or time to learn a full Martial Arts curriculum, but needed ways to strengthen their mental and physical strengths and abilities.
You can access the book referenced in the episode "The Gift of Fear: And Other Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence" by Gavin de Becker here: https://www.amazon.com/Gift-Fear-Survival-Signals-Violence/dp/0440226198/ref=sr_1_1
#fireandearthpodcast #selfdefense #confidence
October 10, 2019
Does it annoy you when you are trying to stay positive and someone else starts bringing you down with their negativity? What if that other person is actually yourself? We are often our own worst critic.
In this episode we discuss how you can use self-talk and gratitude practices to encourage yourself and keep things in perspective. When we look back on what we have accomplished, feel and express gratitude we can get back in the ring and keep moving forward.
October 3, 2019
At one time or another we have all been looking for a new job, which means the emotional roller coaster of submitting job applications, resumes, and going through the interview process. This can be a very stressful time for applicants, but also can have a big brand impact on the organizations that are hiring if they don't provide a good experience.
In this episode we discuss how to improve the quality of the candidate experience ... what organizations can do to improve the process, and what candidates can do to keep the hiring process in perspective and remain positive during the roller coaster of finding your next job.
We are joined by Kevin Grossman, the President of The Talent Board, a non-profit organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience.
#fireandearthpodcast #recruiting #jobs
September 26, 2019
We've all experienced some conflict in our work environments. Instead of letting the conflict zap us of our energy and lead us down a rabbit hole when we take things personally, it's best to try a few of the tips from this episode.
We are joined by Ragan Myers, Tourism & Events Coordinator for the city of Long Beach, Washington (big shout out to Long Beach ... WA & CA :) to discuss some practical things we can all do to reduce conflict and help us keep a positive attitude when we experience challenging times, and challenging people.
September 19, 2019
Much of the stress people experience is caused by the thoughts and stories we tell ourselves ... which are usually un-founded. Taking a pause to think critically, to really assess our situation, and using cognitive flexibility will reduce our anxiety.
Not sure what cognitive flexibility is and how to develop it? Check out the episode.
We are joined by Dr. Christina Donaldson, a psychologist and adjunct professor at Antioch University.
#fireandearthpodcast #anxiety #criticalthinking
September 12, 2019
We are joined again by our good friend Peter Bedard to discuss how we can turn our pain into our gain. We talk about empathy, The Law of Knowing, and how to realize we are whole, perfect and complete and don't need to be "fixed." This episode is full of "aha" moments and epiphanies, so check it out and see how you can start your healing today and turn your pain into your gain.
You can learn more about Peter at: www.ConvergenceHealing.com and find his book, "Convergence Healing, Healing Pain with Energetic Love" published by Enliven Books/Simon & Schuster on Amazon, Kindle, and at your neighborhood bookstore as well as the audio book through Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.
Peter's newest book "How to Turn Your Pain into Your Gain" is set to release later this year. This is a practical book to help you take action now. He is currently giving away a PDF version of his new book for FREE on his website: www.ConvergenceHealing.com. Sign up for his newsletter and get a PDF copy of this newest book before it's published later this fall.
#fireandearthpodcast #healing #pain
September 5, 2019
We discuss how staying stuck in the set of rules we believe (human, cultural, family, etc...) can hold us back from achieving our dreams with award-winning film maker Denise Soler Cox. Often we feel stuck between two worlds that have competing expectations. If we do what we feel compelled and what's in our best interest, are we betraying our family? Listen in to learn the answer, which just may surprise you, but will let you know you are not alone in how you feel.
What the group you belong to may see as selfish, is most often a generous act of selfishness that can literally have a positive impact millions of people. When we understand our magnificent obsession and listen to our heart more than our mind, we really can unlock our dreams and change the world.
Watch Denise's documentary film "Being Enye" at http://enyethemovie.com. To learn more about the Enye Dream Accelerator program Denise runs to help you find and accelerate your dreams, visit: https://www.enyenation.com/enyedreamaccelerator-4-waitlist
#fireandearthpodcast #dreams #selfishness
August 29, 2019
The 5 Love Language is a concept discussed in a book by Gary Chapman that can be used to understand and provide love to others with whom you have a relationship. Understanding your love language preferences, and those of others allows you the option of showing love in the way the other person most appreciates.
But can you also use the 5 love languages: 1. physical touch, 2. words of affirmation, 3. quality time, 4. receiving gifts, and 5. acts of service for self care. Absolutely and we explain how. When you are feeling a little blue, anxious, or just need to feel a little love, you can apply these techniques by yourself to soothe and reduce stress.
For more detail about the 5 love languages, check out Gary's book.
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts, by Gary Chapman
August 22, 2019
You've probably heard about affirmations. Heck, some of you have even tried them, but may not think they work since you may have fallen into some common traps.
In this episode we will discuss some common mistakes people make when writing and saying affirmations, so you can improve your effectiveness and change your life. We discuss the length of time, frequency, and method for doing affirmations that will increase their effectiveness and truly impact and change your life.
You can listen to the latest episode and access the full show notes (including downloads) at: http://www.jasonmefford.com/fireandearthpodcast/
The Fire and Earth Podcast gives you practical advice and keys to unlocking your potential in life and business, hosted by Dr. Kathy Gruver and Jason Mefford. Real, raw and unscripted.
August 15, 2019
As humans, we are emotional beings. That means we always need to be aware of the emotions we are feeling and learn how to manage them intelligently. Sometimes "the show must go on" and we have to compartmentalize in the short-term, but eventually we have to deal with our emotions. If we don't deal with our emotions it will eventually show up negatively in our business and personal life.
In this episode we explain how to push through the pain and have compassion for yourself. We actually get personal and explain how we have gone through managing some tough emotions and how you can too.
#fireandearthpodcast #emotions #selfcompassion