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Check out my interview with author Joseph Holmes. His book, Love Notes For Your Soul, has some great ideas that can be applied to helping you and me level out life after incarceration. His story a little different than anything I've heard before and your'e going to have a keep a open mind as he tells it. That said and regardless - his ideas are solid and the application of what he says can assist in a successful reintegration. Joseph has other books you may want to check out as well and if you want to learn more about his experiences and writingings just click the highlighted link above.

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


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Hello!'s your ego? Do you have it in check? Do you suffer from an ego issue that keeps you from doing the right thing, telling lies, using people, and a variety of other distasteful behaviours that an overblown ego can feed? It can get that bad. Example: Donald Trump.

My guest this week, Todd Lemense, has zeroed in on ego issues and wants to share what he's learned with you! I enjoyed my talk with Todd because I was curious about his approach. Issues with ego are often at the center of a successful reintegration and I was looking for how his methodology could help those of us serious about changing our lives in the ways necessary to be full and productive citizens. 

Join me for this episode as we discuss issues related to ego. You may want to check out Todd's new book after the interview, Lose your Ego, Gain the World.

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


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Hi Everyone!

I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving. I sure enjoyed Mine!

I've got a really cool show today. My guest, James Muller, is the first man in United States history to be extridited to a another country to stand trial for a crime in which a guilty verdict would result in execution. He was found guilty and scheduled for execution in Thailand.  

Iv'e never seen such an ominous series of circumstances and resulting adversity. In our interview James explains how he dealt with his situation and I am confident there are nuggets of advice that we can use help us with the adversity we encounter while reintegrating.

James Muller's book about his experiences, I Cannot Fail,  is is somehting you are going to want to get! 

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



Hi Yall!

The Journey of Hope With Rodney Mathers is taking a short break. We will be back In December with a slew of new episodes designed for anyone serious about getting their incarceration behind them and re-establishing themselves as a positive, integral member of society. 


In the meantime, take advantage of our past episodes and be sure to share what you learn with others!

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This week I take a look at: 1. sentencing  2. how to handle someone expressing hate towards you because of your situation. I normally don't like to examine issues that go backwards from where we are in this experience but I do have some very very strong opinions about this and for some reason, this is the day I express myself. Also this week, I take a look at what to do if someone is pointing their ignorance toward you because of your conviction.

I'm not a lawyer. This isn't intended to be legal advice. I'm sharing with you my thoughts and opinions on these two issues. If you want to comment, disagree, or agree, send me a note so we can discuss it. I'm always open to hearing other's point of view.

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

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Hey Everyone!

You ever heard someone say he or she has"it"? "It" being this seemingly intangible something that is positive and desirable and seems to drip from that person's ....aura for lack of a better term. I think you know what I'm referring to. Wouldn't it be great to have that "it" as we work through getting ourselves acclimated and assimilated after incarceration?

My guest this week has a grip on what "it" actually is and how we can work toward getting "it". Todd Thomas is applying his knowledge to athletes as he helps them to reach maximum performance levels but he has discovered the these same principles work wonders when applied to everyone's life!

Check out my interview with Todd and afterwards, check out a free preview of Todd's book.

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

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Welcome to this week's podcast! 

Got anger issues? Who doesn't? 
My guest this week, Reneau Peurifoy, is well versed in anxiety issues, emotions, and uncontrolled anger issues. Uncontrolled anger is at the root of many behaviors that result in incarceration. If you or a family member is returning home from an incarceration that was the result of uncontrolled anger, this interview is definitely for you.
Renaue was in private practice for over 20 years as a marriage and family therapist that specialized in anxiety disorder issues. His latest book,  Anger, Taming The Beast, is in its second printing and has sold over 200,000 copies. I got the feeling in our interview that Renaue has a genuine, heart felt desire to help people figure out nondestructive ways to appropriately experience and express anger.
I enjoyed my conversation with Renaue and I'm positive you will too!
If God is for you, who can be against you?

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Hello Everyone!

I hope your summer is going great!

It has taken me 54 years to reach the following realization: " I am in control of my happiness!" I hope it hasn't taken you as long as it has taken me to realize this simple truth. Despite the difficulties associated with re-entry, each individual has the ability to react to those difficulties in any way they wish. The thoughts we have prior to our reaction dictate our general mood and happiness. The better our mood and the greater our happiness - the better we are able to generally cope. Happiness is important to our well being!

My guest this week, Maura Sweeney, has written a series of books entitled, The Art Of Happiness. Each book deals with a specific area like our comfort zones, our judgement, and our ability to influence others. Maura has some great ideas on how our thought life can positively impact these important areas. Join me for my discussion with Maura Sweeney on this week's show. Click the link to find out more about Maura.

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

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Hello !

It's always cool to hear a good success story. My guest this week, Trish Macenulty, uses fiction to bring her true life incarceration stories to an appreciative readership. Join me for my interview with Trish as we talk about incarceration, life after incarceration, and her particularly incredible journey.

Check out all her books: CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON TRISH

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

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Hello Every One!

I've learned over the past few years that there may very well be a large percentage of ex-offenders that have un-diagnosed ADHD. I have no way of knowing how accurate that assertion may be but it certainly wouldn't surprise me if it was indeed true. For that reason I welcome my guest this week, Melissa Hood. 

Melissa Hood has written her life's story in a book called, Memoirs of an ADHD Mind. Her story is interesting in that her childhood, teen years, and beyond, mirrors the life story of many of us......up to a point. She was a able to tackle and overcome ADHD and lives the successful, meaningful life that many many of us are working toward and are close to achieving.

I really feel like stories of overcoming adversity such as Melissa's have within them at the very least a morsel of something we can use to better ourselves. Check out my interview with Melissa Hood!!

If God is for you, can be against you?