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July 11, 2017  

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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?

 

June 22, 2017  

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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?

May 30, 2017  

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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.

April 24, 2017  

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

 

 

April 10, 2017  

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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?

March 11, 2017  

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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!

February 16, 2017  

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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.

December 21, 2016  

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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!

December 1, 2016  

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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?

October 17, 2016  

TIME FOR A BREAK!

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!
September 29, 2016  

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Hello!

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?
September 12, 2016  

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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?  
August 28, 2016  

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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?
August 12, 2016  

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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? 
June 30, 2016  

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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?