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Hello Everyone!

My guest this week, author Patti Reim, says she is a recovering people pleaser. I really like the way she phrases that. We should never be a doormat for anyone in any situation. That includes those of us who have done something so bad that it temporarily cost us our freedom. The debt has been paid. No one person has the right to hold your incarceration over your head and you should never grovel because of it. I feel very strongly about this.

I see Patti's book as an exercise in learning how to better cope. Her book, I Like Big Buts, demonstrates that God was well aware that things are not going to go our way allmthe time. " But" there are ways to deal with disappointmnets, let-downs, broken hearts, and the hurdles that rise before us on our journey. 

Check out my interview with Patti Reim and take a look at her book by clicking here.

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 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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Hi there!

I hope everyone is doing well! 

My guest this week has been going into federal prisons for over 10 years helping incarcerated individuals prepare  to transition to the free world. Scott Evans is on the podcast this week to discuss his new book, Jump That Fence! Scott's new book examines how to face the unfamiliar. 

I've been home almost 10 years and there isn't a month that goes by where this information isn't pertinent. I think you will enjoy listening to Scott and his very excellent ideas. 

By trade, Scott is an entrepeneur and licensing expert and he has been behind some products I'm sure you've heard of. Check out more about Scott by clicking the highlighted link above.

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

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Hi!

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!

So........how'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?

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