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Hello!

Yoga? Seriously? Yep! Seriously! Over the years Iv'e heard stories about the power of Yoga and I know it's something that is probably good for your body but I have to tell you, this story has made me a believer. Actually, it was the vetting of this week's guest, Sam Shelley, that put me over the edge on the power of using Yoga.

Sam Shelley was afflicted with a variety of ailments from physical issues to mental challenges. None of tese things are issues for him today and he credits the power of Yoga for what medical personnel have termed, "spontaneous healing". 

Check out my interview with Sam Shelley this week and if you're intersted, he's written a book about his experiences you can find by clicking here.

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

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Journey of Hope With Rodney Mathers

Greetings!

I hope everyone is safe and well. Unfortunately, Harvey got me! With slight water damage to the house, our focus has turned to insurance adjusters, building a fence, and eliminating funky smells! Everyone here is safe and well and my studio had absolutely no damage. We'll be back soon with more great shows for those of you serious about staying out of prison.

Peace!

Rodney

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Hi!

My guest this week is Allison Sutter. Allison has gone from a teaching career and drawing on her life experiences to helping people get past adversity. Her focus is taking problems and using those problems as a tool to move forward. Allison also has some great ideas on keeping one's self esteem high as hurdles in life present themselves. Check out my discussion with her as we address both of these things.

You can learn more about Allison, get a free E Book download, and see how to get her book by clicking here: CLICK!

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

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Hello!

I don't have to tell you how incredibly hard life in prison is. Freedom is a beautifull thing but as those of us who have been incarcerated for significant prriods of time know, coming home can be rough as well. Job searches, restoring relationships, even getting through the day to day routines required in modern society can present hurdles that are seemingly to high to jump on occasion. We also learn that despite these hurdles, it sure beats living in prison! Never the less, we learn that those hurdles are indeed jumpable.

I am always interested in getting people on the podcast that have been through incarceration and have taken that adversity and turned it into something they can use to better themselves. My guest this week has done just that. Shaun Attwood became a millionaire in his mid 20's by dealing dealing drugs and throwing raves. Those actions caused him to have problems with the Gambino crime family and eventually landed him in prison. While there, he worked on himself and when he got out, he eventually became a successful author and speaker. The details of his story are amazing.

Shaun has written several books including an international best seller. One of his projects sold to Hollywood for a movie that will star Tom Cruise. 

Check out my interview with Shaun Attwood and read more about him on Wikipedia. Check out Shaun's web page to learn even more about his life during and after prison by clicking here: CLICK! You can also get to Shaun's books on that page (which I highly recommend you do!)

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

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Hi Everyone!

Got any bad habbits? I do and I'd be willing to bet you may have one or two as well. Wouldn't it be great if we could get rid of those destructive behaviors and replace them with something more productive? Here's your chance!

My guest this week, Dr. Sylvie Heyman, has written a book entitled, Make It A Habbit! Creating Health and Happiness For the Mind, Body, and Spirit Dr. Sylvie has made it her work to study how bad habbits form and how to get rid of them. To take it a step further, she explains how to develop the kind of habbits that that move us in positive directions. 

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

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Hi Everyone!

Do you ever get pissed off? What a silly question! Of course you do and so does everyone else. Sometimes, that can get us into trouble. I've found over the years that if someone has a problem with controlling their anger, the solution to keeping that anger in check is essential. Me included. 

On this week's podcast, I review 10 things we can do to keep our anger from getting us into trouble. It's my experience that this is not something that has a one time fix but takes continuous practice and implementation in order to work. The good news is that these things do work!

As always,  remember that if God is for you, who can be against you.

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Hi Yall!,

I hope every one is well!

We have a great guest this week. David Poggi is a life coach that draws on his life experiences to help people achieve their highest potential. He has experience working with ex-offenders in various settings and definitely knows what he's talking about. On this week's show, David discusses the obstacles that can hinder a successful re-entry. Everyone knows that jobs, finances, living situations, and many other things can be "obstacles". 

Today however, we speak with David Poggi about behaviors as obstacles. David explains how because of unaddressed issues, we have "default" behaviors that can cause us trouble. Join me as David discusses how to identify and eliminate these behaviors.

David has a very good blog which you can check out by clicking here.

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

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Break Time!

Time for a break!

Journey of Hope With Rodney Mathers will be taking a short break but never fear - we will be back in May with more great guests and topics to assist ex-offenders with acheiving a successful reintegration!

As always, remember: If God is for you, who can be against you?

See you in a couple of weeks,

Rodney

 

 

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Hello!

Wouldn't it be great if we could figure out a way to channel our emotions into something positive? Take anger for example. Anger is an issue that most of us who have been incarcerated have to wrestle with. One option is to surpress it. Or, we can send it in a healthy direction. My guest this week, Dr. Ed Daube, has some techniques that can help us do the healthier latter. 

Join me for my interview with Dr. Ed Daube as he explains how to use our emotions as tools. After the interview, check out Dr. Ed's new book, Emotions As Tools A Self Help Guide To Cntrolling Your Life Not Your Feelings.

Always remember as you work through your reintegration, if God is for you, who can be against you?

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Hello everyone!

My guest this week comes to us from the field of psychology. Patrick Williams is here with this today to discuss his book, Getting Naked, On Being Emotionally Transparant at the Right Place at the Right Time With the Right Person and how this book is being used in both men's and women's prisons to prepare incarcerated individuals for release. 

Check out this interesting interview and look for things you can use in your reintegration! Believe me, Patrick has some great ideas.

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

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