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From the team that brought you Transition Radio Show, join renowned Life Transitions Expert, author, speaker, and media host personality, Paula Shaw, CADC, DCEP, for Change it Up! Radio.

Humans have a Love-Hate relationship with change. We need it, and yet we hate the upheaval it brings, as well as the discomfort of the unfamiliar. The goal of this show is to bring listeners into harmony with change so they can relish it and grow from it.

Join Paula as she creates a new kind of conversation, spotlighting changemakers who are trying to make the world a better place. She will also be featuring inspiring guests whose mission and message will help you navigate change smoothly and productively and help you shed your fear of change.

Change It Up Radio Paula Shaw

    • Self-Improvement
    • 4.8 • 5 Ratings

From the team that brought you Transition Radio Show, join renowned Life Transitions Expert, author, speaker, and media host personality, Paula Shaw, CADC, DCEP, for Change it Up! Radio.

Humans have a Love-Hate relationship with change. We need it, and yet we hate the upheaval it brings, as well as the discomfort of the unfamiliar. The goal of this show is to bring listeners into harmony with change so they can relish it and grow from it.

Join Paula as she creates a new kind of conversation, spotlighting changemakers who are trying to make the world a better place. She will also be featuring inspiring guests whose mission and message will help you navigate change smoothly and productively and help you shed your fear of change.

    126: Fear Is The Mind Killer with Jennavieve "JJ" Joshua on Change It Up Radio with Paula Shaw

    126: Fear Is The Mind Killer with Jennavieve "JJ" Joshua on Change It Up Radio with Paula Shaw

    Today we're talking about the mind-killing potential of fear and how we can overcome it so that it no longer runs our life.
     
    Any individual that's experienced fear knows how it can destroy our focus and our ability to think rationally. It has a way of latching onto our minds and our emotions, consuming all of our thoughts, steering us into a particular direction, and even stopping us dead in our tracks at times.
     
    The truth is, fear is not just something that happens in our minds. It can become very physical and very debilitating, and the more we focus on it and feed energy to it, the more it can grow. The last few weeks of my life have created some situations in which I have really known fear firsthand and have experienced its "mind-killing" potential.
     
    From a sudden rat infestation that forced me out of my home to my father having a stroke, my life was in total upheaval and my fear only continued to grow. Thankfully, a dear friend of mine helped me process and move through some of my fearful thoughts in order to shift the situation into a much more positive place. If you are currently experiencing fear in any area of your life, you first need to let go of any shame around it.
     
    If you're feeling stuck or if you're hearing too many negative opinions from those around you, stop listening to those things and remember that your reality has nothing to do with what's happened to other people. You can create it to be the way you want it to be. When we face fear, take action, and move toward it and through it, we can get to the other side of it and take our power back.
     
    Today I’m joined by Jennavieve "JJ" Joshua, an intuitive life coach who combines her real-world experience and rare visioning ability to provide clients with extraordinary insight and practical wisdom. She joins me to share how we can unlock our hidden potential, move from self-sabotage and self-doubt to empowerment, and create greater happiness and a more meaningful and inspired life.
     
    To Learn More About the Show, Visit: www.ChangeItUpRadio.com

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    125: Ending the Silent Suffering of PTSD with Jack Gutman on Change It Up Radio with Paula Shaw

    125: Ending the Silent Suffering of PTSD with Jack Gutman on Change It Up Radio with Paula Shaw

    Today we're talking about healing the painful wounds of war and breaking free from the suffering of post-traumatic stress.
     
    For many people, when they hear the term "Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder," or "PTSD," their minds tend to gravitate toward the image of traumatized soldiers returning home from war after witnessing their comrades being seriously injured and killed. But, PTSD not only impacts the lives of our brave veterans; it can also affect any individual that has witnessed or experienced a traumatic event at some point in their life.
     
    A traumatic event can range from a serious car accident or painful breakup to the terrors of a natural disaster or emotionally devastating childhood trauma. The pain from our past can extend beyond the initial moment or time period of that trauma and follow us around throughout the course of our lives, potentially damaging our relationships and disrupting all of our attempts at living a joyful life.
     
    Unfortunately, many people that suffer from PTSD remain silent about their struggle, which can lead to debilitating anxiety, depression, insomnia, addiction, anger, shame, and self-isolation. While healing the pain and traumas of our past can be extremely difficult, as this requires courage and vulnerability to ask for help, it is possible.
     
    Today I’m joined by my Dad and World War II Veteran, Jack Gutman, who at the age of 18 participated in the Normandy Invasion. He shares his painful recollection of what it was like to prepare, participate, and survive one of the most grueling days in human history, discusses his journey of healing the wounds of war after a 66 year-long struggle with PTSD, and also shares his experience with post-traumatic stress after miraculously surviving a recent stroke.
     
    To Learn More About the Show, Visit: www.ChangeItUpRadio.com

    • 56 min
    124: We're Talking About Voting with Ruth Weiss on Change It Up Radio with Paula Shaw

    124: We're Talking About Voting with Ruth Weiss on Change It Up Radio with Paula Shaw

    One of the biggest stressors for Americans today is the upcoming election. People are filled with fear about how to make their vote count, the possibility of long lines at the polls, and voter tampering, among many other fears.
     
    We are a country filled with division and anger and fear right now and no area shows that better than the current climate of fear and angst that is created by the prospect of voting. How do we vote safely? How do we make sure that our vote is counted? Is there anybody making sure that the voting is being done honestly?
     
    In this show, we get those answers from Ruth Weiss who is Vice President, Director of Legislative Oversight, and Director of Education and Training for the Election Integrity Project. She is also a member of Election Integrity Alliance, a national organization of state-based election integrity groups founded for the purpose of sharing information and best practices.
     
    In this discussion, Ruth tells us where to vote, how to vote, and when to vote. You don’t want to miss this show because it definitely WILL relieve any election stress you may be feeling. We all know that this is the most important election in our history. We need to get our votes out there.
     
    We need our voices heard, but we also need to stay safe. Don’t let the fear-mongering that is being perpetrated by the present administration affect your peace of mind or your ability to have your vote count. Please join Paula and Ruth Weiss to get the answers you need!
     
    To Learn More About the Show, Visit: www.ChangeItUpRadio.com

    • 56 min
    123: A World of Grievers with Paula Shaw on Change It Up Radio

    123: A World of Grievers with Paula Shaw on Change It Up Radio

    Join Grief Expert Paula Shaw as she explores the grief that is being experienced worldwide as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
     
    Whether you’ve lost your job, your relationship, your normal routine, a loved one to the virus, or faith that your government will keep you safe, everyone on the planet has been touched by this virus. We are herding mammals who can no longer herd, and this has undoubtedly created high levels of pain and discomfort for all of us.
     
    Paula discusses how loss leads to change, change leads to discomfort, and discomfort manifests as the many faces of grief. Grief can look like sadness and overwhelm. It can look like anger, despair, or defeat. It can show itself as the agitation of anxiety or cause someone to be frozen in fear. Each person experiences grief in their own unique way.
     
    Paula also blows the lid off of the myth that there are 5 stages of grief and explains how they are really the 5 stages of death and dying, which can be very different than grief. Paula believes that rather, there are 7 dimensions or phases that many people go through but not necessarily everyone.
     
    After identifying the problem, Paula will take you through what to do to heal your grief and get back to living your life in the way that you were meant to. She shares some of her favorite tools and processes to help with the healing journey. Don’t miss this show. It will help you to understand and identify your own grief and empower you to heal it and go forward.
     
    Paula was Certified by the Grief Recovery Institute’s Program through Loyola Marymount Univesity as a Grief Recovery Specialist. She has been helping grieving people for over 28 years.
     
    To Learn More About the Show, Visit: www.ChangeItUpRadio.com

    • 54 min
    122: What Does Real Science Know About the Virus? with Bob Hertz on Change It Up Radio with Paula Shaw

    122: What Does Real Science Know About the Virus? with Bob Hertz on Change It Up Radio with Paula Shaw

    We have all been through eight months of living an altered lifestyle due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools are still struggling to figure out how to teach online. Businesses have been closed or dramatically altered, in order to stay alive.
     
    Medical appointments happen online or in very carefully monitored settings. Shopping is nothing like it once was. Masks are required almost everywhere we go, and no one is given service if the mask requirement isn’t honored.
     
    What in our lives hasn’t been changed or affected by this pandemic? People are so confused and there is so much misinformation being disseminated.
     
    On this show, we get some straight answers from Science. I am talking to Bob Hertz, Director of Psy-Tek Laboratories in Encinitas California. In our discussion, we talk about what we really know about the virus, how it’s transmitted, what it means to be A-symptomatic, how we can best protect ourselves, and how we can get accurate testing.
     
    To Learn More About the Show, Visit: www.ChangeItUpRadio.com

    • 54 min
    121: Reflections From My 70's with Paula Shaw on Change It Up Radio

    121: Reflections From My 70's with Paula Shaw on Change It Up Radio

    Join Paula as she riffs about Reflections From Her Seventies. This is a bit humorous as she has only been in her 70’s for 3 weeks! However, she has some strong viewpoints she wants to share about aging, love, COVID-19, and the earth.
     
    All her life, Paula has noticed that when people get older, they seem less concerned about appearances and more concerned with truth and authenticity. They tend to speak their minds without concern for what is PC!
     
    Paula shares some of her secrets and products for staying youthful in spite of her 70 years of going around the sun.
     
    She looks at love and the complicated relationships it can create, and then she talks about how inadequate we will always be at loving relationships until we become really skilled at loving ourselves.
     
    Moving on to COVID-19, Paula looks at some of the gifts of the pandemic and then expresses her strong feelings about masks and the reasons for them.
     
    She wraps it all up with a discussion of global warming, the crisis that exists on the planet, and the need for big commitments and decisive action right now!
     
    If you’re new to Change It Up Radio, you’re in for a treat. We are committed to helping people deal with change, smoothly and productively. If you like what you hear, please subscribe and share!
     
    Not crazy about what’s going on in your life? Change It Up!
     
    To Learn More About the Show, Visit: www.ChangeItUpRadio.com

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Customer Reviews

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AmanduhB ,

Amazing podcast!

I really love the energy and message of this show! Paula makes even the most intimidating changes in life seem much more approachable and she helps walk you through the best ways to handle the curveballs that life throws your way. Change It Up Radio explores important (often deep) topics in such a lighthearted and truly inspiring way.

torilorib ,

Awesome :)

Give this a listen… you won’t regret it! The content is super interesting.. exploring life changes and transitions, psychology, personal development, mental health, relationships and communication, and more. Paula gives tips and strategies that we can all apply in our day-to-day lives, and her warm, personable demeanor makes me feel at times that I’m having an uplifting heart to heart with her. Great guests each week, too!

TomCamp ,

Change It Up Radio Is GREAT!

Paula Shaw is amazing! She is always upbeat, inspiring, and overflowing with actionable advice to share with others. Not only does Paula create purposeful content based around her own experiences and expertise working with many clients over the years as a therapist/life transitions expert, but she also brings on great guests each week that match her energy for embracing change and making a difference in the world. Great show!

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