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Sometimes the story we tell ourselves is not really true. Sometimes the story others tell about us is not really true. On "Today's Heartlift with Janell," Author, Trauma-informed therapist, and Professional Heartlifter, Janell Rardon, opens conversations about how emotional health and mental fitness effects absolutely every area of our lives. When we possess and practice healthy, strong, resilient emotional health practices, life is so much better.

Today's Heartlift with Janell Janell Rardon

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

Sometimes the story we tell ourselves is not really true. Sometimes the story others tell about us is not really true. On "Today's Heartlift with Janell," Author, Trauma-informed therapist, and Professional Heartlifter, Janell Rardon, opens conversations about how emotional health and mental fitness effects absolutely every area of our lives. When we possess and practice healthy, strong, resilient emotional health practices, life is so much better.

    Welcoming Liminal Spaces in our Everyday Lives, Part 2

    Welcoming Liminal Spaces in our Everyday Lives, Part 2

    “Liminal space can best be described as going through a change or going from place to place—from one thing to the next,” says transitions expert Melissa Cohen, a licensed clinical social worker in New York and founder of the mental wellness website A Redefined You. “It’s the space between what is and what will happen next,” she says. In other words, liminal space refers to the actual space or time in which you shift from one phase to another." Have you ever found yourself in a liminal space? You may not have known to call it by that name, but it tends to be uncomfortable or aggravating, or even painful, depending on how long time in liminal space lasts. In this episode, Author and Creative Coach, Rachel Anne Ridge, helps us understand how to better navigate the journey through liminal space. In her new devotional, "Your Mountain is Calling: Finding God in Untamed Places,' she invites us to embrace Rest with both arms.


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    Meet Rachel Ridge: RACHEL
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    • 26 min
    Welcoming Liminal Spaces in our Everyday Lives

    Welcoming Liminal Spaces in our Everyday Lives

    As we celebrate Thanksgiving this week in the States, we take time to reflect with gratitude on the goodness of God. This week's episode invites three questions: When was the last time you noticed the grandeur of God in your everyday life? Did it make you smile and maybe even take your breath away? Finally, did you take a moment to thank Him? In this episode, we welcome Rachel Ridge, author of "Your Mountain is Calling: Finding God in Untamed Places," and listen to her invitations to welcome liminal spaces into our lives. That might look like swinging in a hammock or walking through your neighborhood. Liminal comes from the L. root, linen, which means "threshold." Rachel shares that "the world of the Spirit is found in liminal spaces."


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    So excited that the podcast has been voted in the Top 100 Mental Health Podcasts on Feedspot: https://blog.feedspot.com/mental_health_podcasts/



    Meet Rachel Ridge: RACHEL
    Order her stunningly beautiful new devotional: YOUR MOUNTAIN IS CALLING
    Receive her weekly newsletter, SUNDAY GOLD
    Follow Rachel on Instagram: @rachelanneridge
    Listen to more great podcasts: ACCESS MORE
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    Download your FREE GUIDE FOR SEASON 1: How Am I Doing in My Everyday Life?
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    • 39 min
    Learning to Sort Through the Voices in Our Heads, Part 2

    Learning to Sort Through the Voices in Our Heads, Part 2

    What do we do with all these voices that twirl and swirl in our minds? In Part 2, Gem Fadling, author of "Hold That Thought: Sorting Through the Voices in Our Heads," offers us remarkable wisdom and practical action steps for sorting through those oft-debilitating negative voices. Her message of Trinitarian Love is profound and life-changing. She shares, "Love mixed with pain will change you."


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    Learn more about Gem's writings and work: GEM
    Learn more about Gem's REFLECTION CARDS and order yourself a set. I love mine!
    Download Gem's Examen Prayer, EXAMEN PRAYER: Isaiah 61
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    • 39 min
    Learning to Sort Through the Voices in Our Heads

    Learning to Sort Through the Voices in Our Heads

    Maybe you recognize some of these voices that try to drain our everyday life of meaning and vitality: the Stressed Achiever, the Positive Thinker, the Complaining Victim, the Passive Spectator, the Anxious Controller, the Unsettled Heart, or the Inner Critic. Author and Spiritual Director, Gem Fadling, brings the wisdom of her new book, "Hold That Thought: Sorting Through the Voices in Our Heads," to this week's conversation.


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    So excited that the podcast has been voted in the Top 100 Mental Health Podcasts on Feedspot: https://blog.feedspot.com/mental_health_podcasts/



    Learn more about Gem's writings and work: GEM
    Learn more about Gem's REFLECTION CARDS and order yourself a set. I love mine!
    Download Gem's Examen Prayer, EXAMEN PRAYER: Isaiah 61
    Listen to more great podcasts: ACCESS MORE
    Subscribe to Janell’s podcast and newsletter: SUBSCRIBE
    Download your FREE GUIDE FOR SEASON 1: How Am I Doing in My Everyday Life?
    Follow Janell on Instagram: @janellrardon
    Please, leave a REVIEW of the PODCAST.


     


     


     


     


     

    • 39 min
    Contemplative Prayer in Our Everyday Lives, Part 2

    Contemplative Prayer in Our Everyday Lives, Part 2

    In Part 2 of this great conversation with Jan Johnson, author, and spiritual director, Jan continues to share lessons she learned from her mentor, friend, and co-author, Dallas Willard. She shares how using our imagination, our five God-given senses, and an openness to the power of the Spirit can transform "the mental chore of prayer" into a beautiful, personal relationship with God. In her book, "When the Soul Listens," she writes, "In contemplative prayer, the curtains of impression management come down. There's no one you have to impress; you are accepted as you are. The real you gladly runs to a just but tender God who wants nothing but the best for you." Heartlifter, let that one thought sink in as you listen and experience a Lectio Divina of Luke 7:11-16.


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    So excited that the podcast has been voted in the Top 100 Mental Health Podcasts on Feedspot: https://blog.feedspot.com/mental_health_podcasts/



    Learn more about Jan's writings and work: JAN
    Learn more about Dallas Willard's THE SCHOOL OF KINGDOM LIVING
    Fabulous article by Jan, Being Present to Others
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    Download your FREE GUIDE FOR SEASON 1: How Am I Doing in My Everyday Life?
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    • 19 min
    Contemplative Prayer in Our Everyday Lives

    Contemplative Prayer in Our Everyday Lives

    Are you looking for a deeper connection with God? In today's episode, author and spiritual director, Jan Johnson, opens a beautiful, heartwarming conversation about contemplative prayer. With humor and candor, she shares how her own prayer life had become mechanical and transactional, leading her on a quest for more.


    Links + Resources from this Episode:


    So excited that the podcast has been voted in the Top 100 Mental Health Podcasts on Feedspot: https://blog.feedspot.com/mental_health_podcasts/



    Learn more about Jan's writings and work: JAN
    Learn more about Dallas Willard's THE SCHOOL OF KINGDOM LIVING
    Fabulous article by Jan, "Contemplation: No Better Place to Be Than With God"
    Subscribe to Janell’s podcast and newsletter: SUBSCRIBE
    Download your FREE GUIDE FOR SEASON 1: How Am I Doing in My Everyday Life?
    Follow Janell on Instagram: @janellrardon
    Please, leave a REVIEW of the PODCAST.


     


     


     


     


     

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