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Welcome!

On this week's episode I speak with author Elizabeth Upton. Elizabeth has great thoughts on self esteem, overcoming stress, and the development of creativity, among other things. She has been a nun, a social worker, an internal affairs investigator, and a probation officer. We cross paths as she practices as a marriage and family counselor for families in crisis.
Elizabeth has a lot of very interesting things to say to ex-offenders and I recommend you check out her web page after listening to the interview. You can get there by clicking here:Elizabeth Upton

 

Remember, if God is for you, who can be against you!
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Happy New Year!

Hey, did I say we would be back on Tuesday the 5th? I think today is Wednesday the 6th....
The new year is of course the time in which many of us embark on fundamental changes that will enrich our lives. I believe that we must unlearn certain things in order to change. My guest this week believes the same thing and has some ideas on how to go about doing this successfully. 
We have indeed internalized beliefs that are simply holding us back. T J Woodward suggest ways to reach deep into ourselves  and make the necessary adjustments. 
After listening to the interview, check out TJ's book if you feel like this is for you. CLICK HERE FOR BOOK
Remember, if God is for you, who can be against you...
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Journey of Hope With Rodney Mathers

Hello!

We are on our Winter Break! Journey of Hope With Rodney Mathers will return on Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 with more great guests and their suggestions for getting past incarceration and continuing with successful reintegration. 
Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year from all of us here at JOH and we will see you in 2016!
Peace!

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Welcome to this week's show!

My guest today is Dr. David James. Dr. James uses hypnosis to treat his patients and has done so successfully to battle everything from addiction to stress. As ex-offenders, some of us struggle with a variety of issues that I believe can be treated with hypnotherapy. Check out my interview with Dr. David James to see if this might help you or someone you know. 
You can learn more about Dr. David James and his publications by clicking here.
Remember, if God is for you, who can be against you?
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Welcome to this week's show!

My guest today has dealt with mental illness from without and within. Yassin Hall's mother struggled with schizophrenia as Yassin was growing up. The disease became more acute as Yassin  entered her fragile young teen years. Furthermore, as an adult, Yassin discovered she too had mental disease and her attempts to treat it with medication were unsuccessful. 
Never the less, this is indeed a story of success. Join me for my interview with Yassin Hall as she describes her victory over adversity. Learn more about Yassin and take a look at her book,  Journey Untold, Twisted Love, My Mother's Struggle With Mental Illness. 
Remember, If God is for you, who can be against you?
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Hello!

Over the years I have enjoyed booking guests that have been down a rough road and on their own not only tackled their demons but have been organized enough to find a way to present what they did to others. Sharie Spironhi has done just that.
Sharie defeated mood and bipolar disorder after hospitalizations and years of medication yielded no positive results. She has shared how she did this through blogging for Psychology Today and writing a book:   Why We Are Wired to Worry and How Neuroscience Will Help You Fix It.
Today, Sharie shares her techniques with us and talks about how we can get past the things that cause ruminating worry and the related stress it causes in our lives as we fight toward reintegration.
Remember, If God is for you, who can be against you?
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Hey Yall!

Sometimes you just need a little faith. There are so many possibilities of where to put your faith though! My advice - for what it's worth.... which isn't much, is to pick something positive and go with it. What I really like is taking a common sense, critical approach to any variety of spirituality that asks for faith. That's why I really like this week's guest.
Don Harris doesn't necessarily believe that the bible is an accurate account of anything, but does believe that Jesus is who he said he was. In our discussion, Don reconciles his assertions in an interesting and convincing way. It's an interesting discussion and one in which those of us who look to God for guidance and comfort when our reintegration gets tough will find very interesting.
I hope you will join me for my interview with Don Harris.  
Remember, if God is for you, who can be against you?
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Welcome!

My guest this week has a great way of looking at life! Dianne Collins has developed something called "Quantum Thinking". In our interview, Dianne shares thoughts from her award winning book, Do You Quantum Think? In our discussion Dianne talks about the methodologies she has developed to attack problems in our lives. I like her thinking and her ideas seem like a great resource for ex-offenders serious about moving forward with their lives in a positive way. 

I invite you to join me for our interesting interview on this week's edition of the show.

Remember, if God is for you, who can be against you?
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Hi Yall!

My guest this week is Emily Filloramo. For some reason it is beyond my ability to consistently pronounce her last name. That said, Emily has some great information for us. Emily gives her take on what self-actualization really is. She also discussed the role negative talk plays in our lives.  We touched on several topics of interest to ex-offenders and I think you will enjoy the content...so take a listen.
Emily has a great book out called, How to Permanently Erase Negative Self Talk Be sure to take a look at it after listening to the interview.

Remember, If God is for you, who can be against you?
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Summer Summer Summer


We are enjoying our Summer break! 

Journey of Hope With Rodney Mathers will be back in July with more great ideas on how to be successful in returning home from incarceration. We have some great guests lined up and hope you will join us for these important episodes!

Stay cool and we will see you in July!