Jumpstart – Radical Acceptance

Podcast One of the core concepts of DBT therapy is Radical Acceptance. Radical acceptance breaks through the resentment and frustration of a given situation and leads to an ability to manage our emotions -- A VITAL SKILL. Learn: How to...

Jumpstart – “R.E.S.T.”

Podcast https://www.podbean.com/player-v2/?i=dipab-100ad92-pb&from=pb6admin&download=1&share=1&download=1&rtl=0&fonts=Arial&skin=1&btn-skin=7 I mentioned the “Dialectical Behavior Therapy Workbook” in a...

Jumpstart – “Anxiety Meters”

Podcast 20 years ago when I was still a church minister, I went to a church leadership conference and they showed us a TV commercial for one of the attending megachurches. I’ve never forgotten that commercial and from that idea, I’ve...

Jumpstart – “Blessings”

Podcast When she was a little girl I taught my daughter to say a blessing at each meal and now she’s taught me a simple and profound blessing that grounds me in God’s goodness every time I eat. In this Jumpstart: Learn the prayer I say...

Jumpstart – “Grace”

Podcast The other day I was watching a Seinfeld episode in which several characters discussed whether or not Elaine possessed the quality of grace. Grace is defined as “simple elegance or refinement of movement” or “courteous goodwill” and...

JumpStart – Intentions

Podcast “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard," - JFK WOW, now THAT’S an intention, am I right? From defeating pandemics to putting men on distant planets,...

Jumpstart – “Altruistic Hedonism”

Podcast I got today’s title from Greg one of our regular JumpStarters who joins me live every day. According to Greg, “Altruistic Hedonism” is “feeling great by doing good” and in today’s JumpStart I tell you stories of people who have...

Jumpstart – Your Stories

Podcast WOW, what an afternoon I had yesterday, and the cast of characters included: (1) Rude Lyft Driver(1) Superhero of a mom and her little girl(1) Jaded (maybe even racist) cop The story is of what went down is amazing but the REAL...

Jumpstart – Who Benefits?

Podcast I spent the last several days with my daughter and her Husband in Kansas City. While I was there, I observed that my son-in-law has a morning ritual that seems to be for someone else but in reality I think he’s the one that...

Jumpstart – The power of struggle

Podcast Back when I used to grow a lot of plants, one of the first things I learned is that plants need to struggle to grow tall and strong. That’s why, as soon as a shoot breaks the surface a gentle fan begins to agitate the leaves...

JumpStart – My Final April Fool’s Prank

Podcast Decades ago, I used to be into “practical jokes” -- big time, until I pushed an April Fool’s gag a little too far. Today, Why that “joke” turned me off to pulling pranks on peopleWhy Schadenfreude is often a key motivatorConsider...

Jumpstart – Grounding Your Mind

Podcast Do you struggle to remember things? Ever catch yourself walking into a room and wondering why?Ever walk out of a room and forget the very thing you went to get?Ever come home from the store without the very thing you went for? If...

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