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Martial Arts, Mat Chats, and Creativity with Sara Deacon
Sara Deacon is an enthusiastic life coach, faithful believer, energetic martial artist, lifelong artist, and mom of three young sons. She is passionate about martial arts, personal development, and lifelong learning. Sara is also the host of the popular podcast Martial Arts and Crafts.
Sara explains that she became hooked on martial arts simply by watching her sons’ karate classes and listening to the mat chats that occurred during class. These included many positive life lessons that applied both on and off the mat, including respect, discipline, commitment, etiquette, confidence, and mindfulness. By the time all three of her boys were enrolled in class, she decided to join them on the mat, a decision that continues to shape the trajectory of her life today.
Sara shares her fascinating story of earning her black belt, becoming an instructor, changing the direction of her business after the pandemic hit, and how her martial arts training has guided the course of her life, her relationships, and her creativity. Download this episode to find out how you can use the same lessons to improve every aspect of your life as well.
Patience, Practice, Perseverance, and Overcoming Obstacles with Maison Collawn
Maison Collawn is a free lance blogger and host of The MC Anime podcast, which discusses anime, geek culture, as well as Japanese and Asian studies. He is also an expert on overcoming obstacles through patience, practice, and perseverance.
Maison was labeled as developmentally delayed after experiencing multiple seizures as a baby and young child. He was later diagnosed with Asperger’s, Autism, and ADHD. Maison shares his remarkable and inspirational story about thriving and excelling far beyond the expectations placed on him by the experts in his local school system. He explains how his mom never accepted a negative label for him, and that everyone learns differently. He also shares valuable advice for anyone who is struggling with any type of learning disability or challenge.
Maison’s enthusiasm and positive attitude is contagious, and so is his belief that anyone can achieve great things in their lives. Download this inspirational episode to discover how patience, practice, and perseverance can help you overcome obstacles.
The Journey Starts with You with Krisztian Riez
Krisztian Riez is the founder and owner of Mind Bloome, a platform and community for anyone suffering with mental health issues. Like many people, Kris suffered from mental health issues for many years until he developed new skills and behaviors that dealt with addressing the core root of his trauma and mental health challenges.
Kris is now dedicated to helping others find their own path to mental health and wellness. He is also the host of the popular podcast Kris’ Corner, where he and his guests talk about all things mental health.
Kris shares his own personal story, his passion for helping others, and his many insights into how to empower each other simply by sharing our stories and experiences. The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step according to Lao Tzu. According to Kris, the journey begins with you.
Download this enlightening and informative episode to learn how you can take that first step and start your own journey to mental health and wellness.
Four Requisites for Change with Anne Martin
Anne Martin is the founder and owner of the Empowered Leadership Movement, which helps people improve the quality of every aspect of their lives. She is also a power partner of Mountain Mind Tricks, a resource which helps wildland firefighters improve their physical, mental, and emotional health. Anne is also a former first responder who neglected her own physical and mental health to focus on her service as a public service.
After being severely injured, Anne started a journey of self-healing which included MET, hypnotherapy, and meditation. She is a co-host of the Conscious Fire Culture Podcasts, which provides alternative mental health care options for wildland firefighters.
Download this informative and encouraging episode to hear Anne’s story and learn valuable tips to discover her four requisites for positive change in your mental, emotional, and physical health and well-being.
When Life Throws You Curve Balls with Rhonda Bolich-Lampo
Rhonda Bolich-Lampo is a Wellness and Lifestyle Coach, speaker, author, and body reset coach. Her book is titled God Winks and Miracles Happen: A Story About Love, Faith, and Hope. She also has an eBook titled How to Protect Your Assets, Including Health, Life, and Business. Rhonda also has a signature talk titled How to Handle a Detour in Life, where she educates and inspires her audiences to be proactive and to prevent costly mistakes when life throws you curve balls.
Rhonda shares why she is so passionate about helping others achieve maximum health and wellness, and why it is so important to be able to cover our assets. She also explains the importance of have a circle of support groups to help you through the tough times. Download this informative and educational episode to make sure you have all your bases covered for when life throws you curve balls.
Breaking Free from Therapist Abuse with Amy Nordhues
Amy Nordhues is a writer, author, speaker, and married mother of three. She is also a survivor of both sexual abuse as a child and as an adult at the hands of a mental health professional. Her recently released memoir has already earned an award as well as rave reviews.
Amy shares how she fell prey to a predatory psychiatrist who also happened to be a highly respected elder at the church she attended. She describes the how he skillfully manipulated her, using the insidious process of grooming to ensnare her in his trap. Amy’s pleas for help from her close friend and mentor were not only ignored, but she was also scolded for speaking negatively about a church elder and respected physician.
Having nowhere else to go and no one to turn to, Amy was trapped in a web of abuse until she final found the strength and courage to break free. She now shares her story to help, support, and educate others who have fallen prey to clergy and therapist abuse, as well as to help potential victims recognize the danger signs before it’s too late.
Download this episode to hear Amy’s story, and how she managed to find peace and healing through the Ultimate Healer, who had never left her side, even in her darkest hours.
The consummate host
Cheryl makes the difficult job of hosting a podcast seem easy. This makes her show not only easy to listen to but also brings out the best from her guests, which provides us, as listeners, with beneficial information.
Love this host and podcast!
It was such an honor to get to talk with Cheryl Ilov about my latest book, Prayed Upon. She has a fantastic energy combined with such maturity, wisdom and compassion. I felt encouraged and lifted up after spending 30 min with her! I am a huge fan and will be tuning in to her show!
The art of compassion
Cheryl Ilov is an amazing podcast host. The whole experience was great from start to finish. Cheryl continues to empower people with her enthusiasm and high level of emotional intelligence. It was a privilege and honor to have a conversation with Cheryl. I appreciated the opportunity to tell the story of how and why I wrote my first book.
A great conversation is a gift!