Today's Heartlift with Janell

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 Jane…
Jul 3rd, 2022 | 1:15:17

Soak in Living Water: A Summer 2022 Weekend Edition with Athena Dean Holtz, Part 1

Deception, the act or practice of deceiving—lying, misleading, or otherwise hiding or distorting the truth, is not something we talk a great dea…
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Jun 29th, 2022 | 37:18

3 Hope-Filled Promises for Those Living with a Mental Health Diagnosis

Author and Pastor Brad Hoef writes, "Mood disorders are a biological condition involving brain chemistry and genetics. They do not arise from cha…
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Jun 27th, 2022 | 27:07

Soak in Living Water: A Summer 2022 Weekend Edition with Michele McCarthy

This summer, Sundays are being dedicated to our spiritual formation and growth. This week, Michele McCarthy, author of "Shattered, Stirred, and S…
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Jun 27th, 2022 | 31:55

Soak in Living Water: A Summer 2022 Weekend Edition with Michele McCarthy, Part 2

In Part 1 we heard author Michele McCarthy share her very amazing journey towards knowing and experiencing the power of the Holy Spirit in her life. I…
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Jun 23rd, 2022 | 38:20

3 Ways to Live Well Despite a Mental Health Diagnosis, Part 1

Author and Pastor, Brad Hoef, writes, "Too often mental health 'recovery' focuses on learning to cope and survive with your mental illnes…
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Jun 20th, 2022 | 19:54

Soak in Living Water: A Summer 2022 Weekend Edition

Henry James once said, “Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me, those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” Yes, H…
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Jun 15th, 2022 | 38:11

3 Strategic Ways to Manage Your Overwhelm

Managing overwhelm has become part of our daily heart work, it seems. Today, we welcome Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, bestselling author of Trauma Steward…
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Jun 8th, 2022 | 46:32

3 Practices that Help Us Find Peace

Peace is often very misunderstood. We think it is based on having the perfect circumstances or the perfect marriage or the perfect children. Ann Swind…
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Jun 1st, 2022 | 44:27

Three Ways to Develop Conversational Intelligence

Welcome Conversation Intelligence Coach and Author, Patti Reed, to the show. Patti is helping us transition from "telling and selling and yelling…
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May 25th, 2022 | 46:28

Three Ways to Unclutter Your Soul

What does it mean to "unclutter your soul?" In today's episode, Trina McNeilly, author of "Unclutter Your Soul: Overcome What Overw…
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May 20th, 2022 | 43:25

Four Barriers to Healing

In our Season 9 opener, we welcome Amy Julia Becker, author of "To Be Made Well: An Invitation to Wholeness, Healing, and Hope." As a mom of…
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May 11th, 2022 | 22:41

Final Thoughts on Season 8: Reimagining

Season 8 invited us to REIMAGINE some very important issues and areas in our lives, each a component of our three-fold cord of a healthy sense of self…
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Apr 20th, 2022 | 40:42

Reimagining a Life Awakened by the Holy Spirit

Pope John Paul II wisely encouraged, "Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.” I love th…
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Apr 20th, 2022 | 27:55

Reimagining a Life Awakened by the Holy Spirit, Part 2

A pivotal question asked in this two-part conversation with Becky Thompson, Author of "God So Close: Experience a Life Awakened by the Holy Spirit," i…
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Apr 13th, 2022 | 40:02

Reimagining What-If Questions, Part 2

A big welcome back to Nicole Zaskowski, author of "What If It's Wonderful: Release Your Fears, Choose Joy, and Find the Courage to Celebrate.…
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Apr 6th, 2022 | 30:21

Reimagining What-If Questions, Part 1

Have you ever heard yourself saying, "This is too good to be true" or perhaps, "I've had it good for so long, when is it my turn to…
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Mar 30th, 2022 | 43:18

Reimagining Miracles

We are in the Lenten season and walking towards the celebration of Easter. Heartlifters, welcome back Becky Murray, Founder and President of One by On…
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Mar 23rd, 2022 | 30:07

Reimagining the Mind-Body Connection, Part 2

Have you ever stopped to consider how your body talks to you? In Part I of this two-part conversation with Author Ronda Barney, we explored how to rei…
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Mar 17th, 2022 | 39:19

Reimagining the Mind-Body Connection

Heartlifters, welcome Ronda Barney, author of "Dear Susan: Letters of Comfort, Hope, and Peace for Women Facing a Life-Changing Illness." As…
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Mar 9th, 2022 | 34:17

Reimagining Our Personal Sense of Agency

Authors Napper and Rao write, "We exist in a buzz of worry that we're not doing what we're meant to do, and the anxiety we feel, in turn,…
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Mar 3rd, 2022 | 46:47

Reimagining Our Places and Spaces

Before listening today, take a few moments and look around at the place and space in which you currently find yourself. Activate your senses and notic…
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Feb 23rd, 2022 | 45:22

Reimagining Your Overwhelm

Poet Mary Oliver poses a piercing question in her well-known poem, "The Summer Day." She asks, "What is it you plan to do with your one…
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Feb 14th, 2022 | 48:45

Reimagining Your Love Life

It's February or as the Hallmark Channel is calling it, "Loveuary," so we're talking about SEX on this week's episode. Welcome,…
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Feb 9th, 2022 | 44:22

Reimagining How Healthy Detachment Works

Today, we open a much-needed, quite candid, conversation about the practice of "healthy detachment." "Wait a minute, Janell," you say. "You are suppos…
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Feb 2nd, 2022 | 58:50

Reimagining the Power of Hope

In light of the recent news of former Miss USA, Cheslie Kryst, taking her own life, Janell invites licensed parent and family educator, Lori Wildenber…
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Jan 19th, 2022 | 53:36

Reimagining Being Seen and Valued

Let's begin with this question: Do you feel SEEN? Seen is a powerful four-letter word meaning, "To perceive with the eyes." In this worthy conversatio…
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Jan 13th, 2022 | 54:55

Reimagining Our Need to Be Liked

Heartlifters, buckle up! Today on the show we welcome Pastor Rob Singleton and open up a tough, often stern, yet filled-with-hope, conversation about…
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Jan 5th, 2022 | 46:47

Reimagining Our Prayer Life

There is no better way to start Season 8 and our new year than to have this lovely conversation with the author of "To Light Their Way," Kayla Craig.…
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Dec 29th, 2021 | 55:33

Unhurried Guides Us to Freedom

In "Set Free to Live Free," Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith empowers us to release the LIES we've held too close for too long into the loving, caring hands o…
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Dec 22nd, 2021 | 47:35

Unhurried Eases Anxiety's Grip

Have you ever been held so tightly by Anxiety's grip that you thought you might not get through the day? Maybe even through the next five minutes? Tod…
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Dec 15th, 2021 | 54:17

Unhurried Leads to a Calmer, Happier Home

Heartlifters, you are in for a treat. We have Madame Chic, Jennifer L. Scott, with us today to help us see how we can have a calm, happy, efficient, a…
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Dec 8th, 2021 | 30:25

Unhurried and Open to Receive

A big "Unhurried Holiday" welcome to our special guest, Amy Anderson, returning to guide us through our signature "Unhurried Holiday" passage, Lection…
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Dec 1st, 2021 | 16:35

Unhurried Invites Breath Prayer

Heartlifters, today we pause. About now, the holiday rush needs a little hush, so we open Kayla Craig's beautiful book, "To Light Their Way," and lear…
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Nov 24th, 2021 | 37:34

Unhurried Helps Us Stop Trying to Prove Our Worth

Striving to receive accolades or applause or affirmation and acceptance from others is draining. It sucks the life right out of us. Today, Author Ruth…
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Nov 17th, 2021 | 52:13

Unhurried in Order to Heal our Hearts

Sometimes our past is quite painful, even traumatic. In order to heal these dark places, we have to "make space" and "unhurry" ourselves. Today, we me…
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Nov 10th, 2021 | 45:22

Unhurried and Finding More Joy

Today, we meet author Christine Trimpe and peek inside her new Advent Countdown to Christmas. Christine's story of triumph includes a remarkable weigh…
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Nov 4th, 2021 | 37:09

An Unhurried Holiday: The Power of RITUAL

Welcome to Season 7, "An Unhurried Holiday." We're getting a head start so we can prepare our heart, mind, and body, for what can be one of the most s…
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Oct 22nd, 2021 | 39:31

Save Mental Energy for the Essentials

Here in our FINAL EPISODE of Season 6, we talk about TOOL 9, "Save Mental Energy for the Essentials," and talk all about the power of human connection…
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Oct 18th, 2021 | 54:48

The Power of Smell to Heal Trauma

In January 2019, while attending a Young Living Rally on "Essential Oils and Emotional Health," a friend mentioned "Aroma Freedom Technique" and said,…
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Oct 13th, 2021 | 47:33

Emotionally Stuck on the Stairs of Life

Have you ever felt emotionally frozen or stuck or paralyzed even? Some trigger goes off inside and you are unable to move. Sometimes, panic sets in, a…
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Oct 6th, 2021 | 42:33

Christian Meditation

For over three decades, Janell has studied the idea of prayer + meditation. There is a great deal written on meditation, but it can often be misrepres…
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Oct 2nd, 2021 | 40:47

Send New Positive Messages to Your Brain: Tool 7

Is there some behavior or attitude or unhealthy communication pattern that keeps tripping you, over and over again? Is there a trigger that sends you…
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Sep 29th, 2021 | 45:37

Seeing Beyond: Limits, Longings, Love, Loss

On her 30th birthday, Poet and Author, Laura C. Robb, began a heartlifting journey towards emotional wholeness. What emerged, as a result, is her beau…
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Sep 22nd, 2021 | 32:22

Embrace the Journey: Becky Murray's Story

Meet Becky Murray, founder of One by One, a missions organization with a heart for the poor and broken across the Third World. In her new book, "Embra…
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Sep 16th, 2021 | 34:44

Soak in Living Water, Tool 6 Part 2

In Part 2 of "Soak in Living Water," Janell guides you through the powerful exercise in which you transform negative, unhealthy limiting beliefs into…
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Sep 15th, 2021 | 40:46

Soak in Living Water, Tool 6 Part 1

Our heartlifting journey towards wholeness takes us to TOOL 6 of "Stronger Every Day: 9 Tools for an Emotionally Healthy You," and a vital conversatio…
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Sep 9th, 2021 | 05:50

Come Sit By the Well

In Tool 6 of "Stronger Every Day: 9 Tools for an Emotionally Healthy You," I offer a meditative exercise, "Come, Sit By the Well," based on the powerf…
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Sep 9th, 2021 | 41:26

Befriending the Hurting Parts of Your Soul, Part 2

In Part 2 of "Befriending the Hurting Parts of Your Soul," Kimberly June Miller co-author of "Boundaries for Your Soul," guides Janell through "The Fi…
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Sep 2nd, 2021 | 1:00:19

Befriending the Hurting Parts of Your Soul, Part 1

It was hard to choose the name of this episode. At first, I thought, "The State of Your Soul Address," but then, as the editing continued, it really b…
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Aug 28th, 2021 | 37:42

Speak Healing Words to Your Future, Part 2

In Part 2 of "Speak Healing Words to Your Future," Janell teaches on developing the communication skill, healthy assertiveness. Using her "Five Keys t…
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Aug 25th, 2021 | 37:29

Speak Healing Words to Your Future, Part 1

We continue our heartlifting journey through Janell's newest book, "Stronger Every Day: 9 Tools for an Emotionally Healthy You," and dig deep into Too…
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Aug 12th, 2021 | 38:50

Shifting from Shaming to Gracing

In this week's episode, Janell begins teaching the new language of love and grace and invites us to shift from shaming to gracing. When we shake off t…
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Jul 30th, 2021 | 30:35

Teaching Moment: Know Your Own Voice

In this short(er) teaching moment, Know Your Own Voice, Janell shares the powerful tool of John 10:1-21, and how it has helped her learn to "hear" and…
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Jul 21st, 2021 | 43:23

Shape Healthy Thoughts

We are diving deep into TOOL 3: Shape Healthy Thoughts (Cognitive Reframing) and challenging ourselves to take one full day to examine our thoughts an…
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Jul 14th, 2021 | 1:05:08

Letting God Be Enough

Welcome back to our friend, Author Erica Wiggenhorn, as she tells us all about her new book, "Letting God Be Enough: Why Striving Keeps You Stuck and…
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Jul 7th, 2021 | 47:40

The Power of a Good Cling

Secure attachment is our birthright. Yet, statistics reveal that
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Jun 30th, 2021 | 41:56

The Power of Living a Meaningful Life

Welcome to our Heartlifting journey through Janell's new book, "Stronger Every Day: 9 Tools for an Emotionally Healthy You." In this episode, Janell i…
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Jun 24th, 2021 | 25:39

The Power of a Daily Examen

This episode sets the stage for our Summer of Reset's deep dive into the nine tools of "Stronger Every Day: 9 Tools for an Emotionally Healthy You." J…
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Jun 16th, 2021 | 42:20

The Power of a Good Reset

Welcome to Season 6, Episode 2 where Janell flies solo and invites us all to catch our breath! Someone once said, "Life is lived forward and understoo…
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Jun 10th, 2021 | 49:47

Living an Unhurried Life

Welcome to SEASON 6, " A SUMMER RESET." To usher us into this new season, please welcome Gem and Alan Fadling, Authors and Founders of "Unhurried Livi…
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Jun 3rd, 2021 | 55:08

Becoming Stronger by Setting Boundaries for Your Soul

Dr. Alison Cook, Author of "Boundaries for Your Soul: How to Turn Your Overwhelming Thoughts and Feelings into Your Greatest Allies," asks this questi…
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May 26th, 2021 | 50:58

Becoming Stronger In Want + Plenty

"We are born with dreams, and some of us have detailed plans about how to make them happen. Yet we all come to a point in life when we realize that we…
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May 20th, 2021 | 40:43

Becoming Stronger Through Daily Declarations

Our guest today, Margaret Feinberg, Author of "More Power to You: Declarations to Break Free from Fear and Take Back Your Life," writes, "We are all s…
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May 12th, 2021 | 52:36

Becoming Stronger Through the Practice of Yoga

As we come to the close of our "Becoming Stronger" series, Janell hoped and prayed several guests would honor us with their wisdom and grace. When Car…
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May 5th, 2021 | 51:03

Becoming a Stronger Mother

Author and Guest, Carol McLeod, writes, "Mother. It is impossible to hear that word without emotion. What do you feel, deep down, when you read the wo…
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Apr 28th, 2021 | 14:16

Will You Get in the Wheelbarrow?

While recording the podcast session, "Becoming Stronger through the Unexplainable," author and Bible Teacher, Erica Wiggenhorn, shared an old story ab…
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Apr 21st, 2021 | 1:00:43

Becoming Stronger Through the Unexplainable

Author and Bible Teacher, Erica Wiggenhorn, empowers us to face the unexplainable things in our lives by surrendering our hearts to the One and Only,…
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Apr 19th, 2021 | 29:47

Strength Has Many Faces

This message, "Strength Has Many Faces," has been burning inside of Janell's heart for a few weeks. In media interviews for her new book, "Stronger Ev…
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Apr 7th, 2021 | 54:40

Becoming Stronger and Wholehearted

Have you ever felt "pulled in a thousand different directions?" Our guest today, Dr. Chuck deGroat, author of "Wholeheartedness: Busyness, Exhaustion,…
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Apr 2nd, 2021 | 1:01:30

Dr. Curt Thompson on "No Hint of Shame"

In this bonus episode, No Hint of Shame, Janell shares a powerful, hope-filled conversation with Dr. Curt Thompson, author of "Anatomy of the Soul" an…
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Mar 31st, 2021 | 56:59

Becoming Stronger Every Day in the In-Between Places

Many of us are living in the in-between places: in between sickness and health, divorce and lasting love, job frustration, and fulfillment. Today, Jan…
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Mar 24th, 2021 | 23:25

Becoming Stronger Every Day Through Silence

Abraham Lincoln once said, "Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax.” This current series, "Becoming S…
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Mar 17th, 2021 | 51:05

Becoming Stronger Through Transitions

Every year in the United States, more than 21 million people become unemployed through layoffs, discharge, or job eliminations. Because of the 2020 pa…
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Mar 13th, 2021 | 59:22

Becoming Stronger in Our Faith

Have you ever "hit the wall?" Not physically, but maybe spiritually or mentally? Today's guest, Dr. Kristi Gaultiere, Co-author of "The Journey of the…
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Mar 3rd, 2021 | 39:57

The Wisdom of Being Well Rested

Welcome Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith to the podcast today. A critical part of becoming stronger every day is found in the wisdom of being well-rested. Jan…
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Feb 24th, 2021 | 23:59

Grounded in Grace: A Meditative Exercise

The heart lifting journey towards emotional health and wellness is a long pilgrimage that requires taking intentional rest stops. Today, we learn a be…
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Feb 17th, 2021 | 36:27

Where the Light Enters

Rumi once wrote, "The wound is the place where the Light enters you." Can there possibly be beauty in brokenness? In today's episode, Janell reads fro…
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Feb 13th, 2021 | 30:09

Adaptability

Anxiety is either our friend or foe? Or, is it actually both? In this episode, Janell shares her own confrontation with anxiety and how adaptability h…
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Feb 3rd, 2021 | 36:13

Peacekeeper or Peacemaker?

Have you ever heard yourself say, "We'll talk about it later. Everyone calm down. Be nice. It will all be okay," and you know it won't be okay. You wa…
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Jan 27th, 2021 | 06:08

Stronger Every Day Meditative Exercise: The Shame Shake-Off Prayer

In "Stronger Every Day," Janell helps you, dear Heartlifter, helps you shake off any and all shame language spoken over you, and invites you to learn…
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Jan 27th, 2021 | 03:46

Stronger Every Day Meditative Exercise: A Prayer Meditation for Strength

Stronger Every Day begins with this beautiful prayer for strength. Add this to your morning quiet time and soak in its blessing.
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Jan 25th, 2021 | 05:13

Stronger Every Day Meditative Exercise: Ask for Something Greater

In "Stronger Every Day: 9 Tools for Becoming An Emotionally Healthy You," Janell invites you, the reader, to "Ask for Something Greater." It is a chal…
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Jan 25th, 2021 | 08:24

Stronger Every Day Lection Divina: The Woman at the Well (John 4)

In "Stronger Every Day: 9 Tools for an Emotionally Healthy You," Janell leads you, the reader, into the contemplative practice, "Lectio Divina," (a di…
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Jan 22nd, 2021 | 05:34

Stronger Every Day Meditative Exercise: Pick Up Your Pen

In "Stronger Every Day: 9 Tools for Becoming a Healthy You," Janell invites you, the reader, to pick up your pen and start rewriting your story.
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Dec 18th, 2020 | 40:14

When Courage Stands Up

Award-winning author, LaTan Murphy, writes, "Victory demands that we get up. Lying around won't get us to our better tomorrows. It takes wild courage…
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Dec 16th, 2020 | 38:33

More Than Just a Woman

In her award-winning book, "Courageous Women of the Bible," Author LaTan Murphy writes of Deborah (Judges 4), "As she [Deborah] exercised her faith in…
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Dec 14th, 2020 | 32:42

A Flicker of Hope

In her children's book, A Flicker of Hope, award-winning author, Julia Cook, shares a powerful message of hope. In today's first interview-based episo…
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Dec 9th, 2020 | 36:21

Graciousness is a Quality of Mind

Poet John O'Donohue refers to graciousness as "a quality of mind." Here, in the Stronger Every Day community, we talk a whole lot about the quality of…
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Nov 26th, 2020 | 12:06

A Thanksgiving Meditation: Ask for Something Greater

Today, we give thanks. This holiday season will be different. We are living in strange times. It will also be different for me, personally, as my dear…
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Nov 25th, 2020 | 26:30

A Grateful Perspective

Perspective is an interesting concept. Psychologists do not believe there is one way to study the way people think or behave. I couldn't agree more. J…
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Nov 12th, 2020 | 39:35

Eyes That See Beauty

Blaise Pascal once wrote, "In difficult times you should always carry something beautiful in your mind." I've read countless biographies of remarkable…
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Nov 7th, 2020 | 08:54

Writing Your "Moment of Gratitude"

A fun part of our FREE MINI-COURSE, "Everyday Epiphanies: 28 Days to More Joy," (see www.janellrardon.com to download), Janell challenges listeners an…
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Nov 4th, 2020 | 32:00

One Out of Ten

In today's episode, One out of Ten, Janell shares an age-old story about the difference between a grateful person and an ungrateful person. Are some o…
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Oct 28th, 2020 | 21:06

Everyday Epiphanies

John Milton once said, "Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forev…
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Oct 21st, 2020 | 29:59

Welcome to Today's Heartlift with Janell

Welcome to Today's Heartlift with Janell! As a professional heartlifter, aka trauma-informed therapist and author, it brings me great joy to extend th…
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Sep 30th, 2020 | 43:58

How to Manage Our Chronic Worry and Anxiety

Speak Healing Words: The Podcast is transitioning into a new format and focus and will now be called, "Today's Heartlift with Janell." Of course, spea…
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Jun 26th, 2020 | 11:50

A Meditative Exercise, The Three Letters

In S3E17, we talked about the power and challenge of "unlearning" old ways of doing and being. To help the transformation process, a meditative exerci…
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Jun 26th, 2020 | 35:38

Unlearning with Meditative Exercise, The Waiting Room

I see it over and over again: learning new ways of behaving and communicating requires a whole lot of "unlearning." The older we get, the deeper our n…
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Jun 17th, 2020 | 45:23

Emotional Repair (Reparation)

Reparation is a necessary practice in all of our relationships, particularly and most importantly, within our family. In this episode of "Hallways of…
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Jun 3rd, 2020 | 46:23

The Window of Tolerance

Our nation is literally on fire. What do we do when our capacity, our "Window of Tolerance" is almost closed or nailed down tight? Sometimes our emoti…
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May 27th, 2020 | 38:06

Autonomy

Autonomy is a basic, fundamental psychological CHOICE, rather than feeling pressured or controlled to act. In today's conversation on "The Hallways of…
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May 6th, 2020 | 38:14

Self-Compassion

In this special series, "The Hallways of Home," we've been talking about some hard issues: yelling, repression, emotional safety, and so today, we add…
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Apr 29th, 2020 | 38:41

The Anatomy of Repression

In this special series, "The Hallways of Home," Janell and the Stronger Every Day Community commit to becoming emotionally healthy. It isn't easy to f…
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Apr 23rd, 2020 | 43:55

The Anatomy of Yelling

Would you describe yourself as a "yeller?" Does anger control you or do you control your anger? In today's honest, grace-filled conversation, Janell l…
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Apr 15th, 2020 | 43:58

Quarantine Quarrels

There is another new phrase rising during this COVID19 pandemic, "Quarantine Quarrels." Since we're tackling family confict, I thought I'd dive into t…
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Apr 8th, 2020 | 48:19

Be A Safe Parent

Being a parent is a hard job, especially during this global pandemic. So many things have changed and life is upside down. In this episode, Be a Safe…
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Apr 7th, 2020 | 04:31

A Meditative Lectio Divina from Matthew 26

In this Lectio Divina reading from Matthew 26:36-46, Janell invites you to listen to this passage and imagine yourself right there. What perspective a…
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Apr 3rd, 2020 | 39:17

Create a Hush Hour

In Part 2 of Healthy Family Conflict, Janell continues the conversation about establishing a new rhythm in this new normal of Covid-19, especially est…
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Apr 1st, 2020 | 43:16

Create a Safe Home

In this special PANDEMIC series, "The Hallways of Home," Janell opens up a conversation about creating a home environment in which every member of the…
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Mar 25th, 2020 | 42:22

Create Healthy Families

What do forests and families have in common? Wait until you hear. Today launches our new series, "The Hallways of Home," and Janell opens a conversati…
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Mar 20th, 2020 | 41:50

Three Secrets of a Remarkable Life, Pt. 4

This special edition episode finishes our conversation about three secrets to living a remarkable life and being a remarkable person. When faced with…
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Mar 19th, 2020 | 37:49

What is Mindfulness?

One highly effective and deeply rewarding emotional health tool is mindfulness. Jesus taught his followers how to be mindful, "Do not be anxious about…
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Mar 18th, 2020 | 27:18

Three Secrets of a Remarkable Life, Pt. 3

In light of the COVID-19 Crisis, this special edition of the podcast opens a conversation up about building resilience, learning how to store rest in…
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Mar 17th, 2020 | 28:38

Three Secrets of a Remarkable Life, Pt. 2

In today's episode, Janell returns to a subject near and dear to every one of us: REST. She offers four intentional practices that help us create rest…
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Mar 16th, 2020 | 40:48

Three Secrets of a Remarkable Life

Resilience is a primary tenet of living a remarkable life. It simply implies that we bounce back from really tough situations. In today's episode, Jan…
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Jan 15th, 2020 | 41:43

Reflections on Regret and Shame

In this final episode of the REFLECTIONS mini-series, Janell opens a conversation about regret and shame that you don't want to miss. As Janell reflec…
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Nov 8th, 2019 | 34:00

Life Transitions

Tom Stoppard writes, "Look on every exit being an entrance to somewhere else." You know, when God closes a door, He opens a window. In today's episode…
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Nov 7th, 2019 | 37:51

Your Body Keeps the Score

Our bodies will speak to us. Symptoms often serve as messengers. Are we listening or are we looking for quick fixes? Former Miss America, Marilyn Van…
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Oct 25th, 2019 | 38:32

Awakening to Our True Self

Irish Poet, John O'Donohue, writes, "“Once the soul awakens, the search begins and you can never go back. From then on, you are inflamed with a specia…
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Oct 17th, 2019 | 37:38

Forming a False Self

In AD 500, Augustine wrote in Confessions, “How can you draw close to God when you are far from your own self?” What is "the self?" In this episode, F…
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Oct 2nd, 2019 | 27:52

Reflections on Empathy

Today begins a new mini-series, "Reflections," in which Author and Board Certified Life Coach, Janell Rardon, celebrates a milestone birthday by refle…
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Sep 25th, 2019 | 31:37

Healthy Assertiveness, Part 2

Healthy assertiveness is a core communication skill. How do we speak up in a healthy, life-giving way? Using the acronym, V.O.I.C.E., Janell empowers…
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Sep 18th, 2019 | 39:17

Healthy Assertiveness

Have you ever been told, "to be quiet?" Has your voice ever been shut down by the "powers that be?" Did you grow up in an authoritarian system where y…
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Sep 4th, 2019 | 33:07

Why is Accountability Important to Our Relationships?

In this episode, we continue the conversation about the tension between acceptance and accountability. What does it mean to be in an accountable relat…
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Sep 4th, 2019 | 34:15

Why is Acceptance Important to Our Relationships?

When we move through life from a stance of acceptance, we offer everyone in our sphere of influence love and grace, not judgment and rigidity. In this…
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Aug 28th, 2019 | 06:16

Aroma Reset: The Peace Edition

Certified Practitioner of Aroma Freedom Technique (AFT), Janell Rardon, guides you through the gentle, effective, emotional health tool, Aroma Reset:…
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Aug 21st, 2019 | 28:55

Understanding Attunement

In this short 3-episode mini-series, Janell Rardon shares how secure attachment and attunement make every relationship in your life, better.
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Aug 17th, 2019 | 37:49

What is Secure Attachment?

Consider these three questions: (1) Am I ready to be fully seen and known? (2) Am I ready to feel safe enough in my relationship(s) to be my truest se…
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May 29th, 2019 | 26:19

Why Do I Act the Way I Act?

Actions SPEAK louder than words. In today's episode, we look at this important question, "Why do I act the way I act?" It isn't always an easy questio…
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May 22nd, 2019 | 29:51

Why Do I Feel the Way I Feel?

Do you remember that 1975 hit song by Morris Albert, "Feelings?" I do and it took the world by storm. Albert reminded us all of how easy it really is…
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May 15th, 2019 | 25:04

Why Do I Think the Way I Think?

It is a proven fact that we are what we think. Today, we look at the first guiding question of this short series, "Why do I think the way I think?" An…
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May 8th, 2019 | 22:01

If Mama Ain't Communicating Well

It might sound like we're putting a lot of pressure on "mama," but I truly believe that when an emotionally healthy woman (or man) is at the center of…
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May 1st, 2019 | 35:31

If Mama Ain't Behavin'

You know the old adage, "If Mama Ain't Happy." Well, Janell tweaks it a bit to "If Mama Ain't Healthy," and in today's podcast, "If Mama Ain't Behavin…
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Apr 24th, 2019 | 29:10

If Mama Ain't Healthy

Join Janell on this three-week mini-series on the three-fold cord of emotional and spiritual health: a healthy sense of self, healthy behavior pattern…
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Apr 17th, 2019 | 18:29

Jesus Rewrites Our Story

In Week 4 of our Lenten Series, we talk of the greatest story ever lived, Jesus. It is Holy Week. We meet a woman who Jesus helped. He changed her lif…
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Apr 10th, 2019 | 32:23

Rewrite Your Story: Intentions Matter

One of the most important aspects of rewriting any story is in setting powerful intentions. Today, Janell guides you in writing intentions that are pr…
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Apr 3rd, 2019 | 13:41

Rewrite Your Story: Change is Possible

In "Rewrite Your Own Story, Part 2, Janell moves into Week Two of our Lenten Study: Rewrite Your Own Story. Sometimes we believe "nothing will ever ch…
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Mar 27th, 2019 | 17:47

Rewrite Your Story: Begin at the Beginning

"Rewrite Your Story" beings a short Lenten conversation about "the inner life," and all about "rewriting your story." Sometimes the story we tell ours…
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Feb 27th, 2019 | 19:19

Real Love is Safe

Real love is safe and creates safe relationships for others.
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Feb 20th, 2019 | 18:42

Real Love Hurts

Real love hurts. It really does. If we open our hearts, we open ourselves to vulnerability and risk. Is it worth the risk? Absolutely. Join us today a…
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Feb 13th, 2019 | 30:17

Real Love is Intentional

Real love begins inside our own hearts. As we care for our own emotional health, releasing negative emotions and belief systems, we make room for God…
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Feb 6th, 2019 | 27:58

Real Love is Hard

The words of singer Petula Clark ring so true today: what the world needs now is love, sweet love. But love can be really hard sometimes. In today's e…
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Feb 6th, 2019 | 27:18

Be Kinder Than You Feel

Sometimes it is really hard, even impossible, to be kind to someone, yet, we can grow and practice kindness. By learning to move through life from a p…
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Jan 30th, 2019 | 28:42

Why Am I So Angry?

There is a world of difference between "anger" and "unbridled" or "uncontrollable" anger. Lean in and take a few moments to see if you know the differ…
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Jan 23rd, 2019 | 31:06

Coming Home to the True Self

For centuries, great thinkers have spoken of the true self versus the false self. In today's podcast, we dive into the apostle Paul's words on this su…
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Jan 16th, 2019 | 31:00

Childish or Childlike?

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 1. We're spending 4 weeks in Ephesians 4. A powerful book in one of the most important books ever written: the Bible. As…
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Dec 19th, 2018 | 19:02

Inner Contentment

In our Christmas edition of the podcast, we talk about "A Woman's Greatest Gift," being her emotional health. When a woman possesses and practices the…
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Dec 12th, 2018 | 31:57

A Woman's Greatest Gift: Emotional Health, Part 2

In this Christmas edition of the podcast, we are talking about a woman's greatest gift: her emotional health. Today, Janell shares "why" she believes…
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Dec 5th, 2018 | 31:24

A Woman's Greatest Gift: Emotional Health

Christmas can often become "Stressmas." Especially when it comes to family and relationships. Today, we begin our short, Advent study on "A Woman's Gr…
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Nov 28th, 2018 | 31:23

I Have Value, Worth, and Dignity

When we understand our personal value, worth, and dignity, we move through life from a place of emotional stability and personal fortitude. Episode 17…
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Nov 25th, 2018 | 33:31

Trust is Like a Freefall

What an elusive five-letter word: trust. Trying to define it on paper is like trying to catch the wind, yet, in Episode 16, we're diving in. OR, shoul…
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Nov 14th, 2018 | 29:14

Teachability: The Secret to a Meaningful Life

Viktor Frankl once said, "Between the stimulus and the response is a space..." That "sacred space," as I say, is a millisecond of a breath. We have th…
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Nov 7th, 2018 | 30:30

Learning How to Be More Patient

Waiting rooms are not for the fainthearted. On one hand, they heighten anxiety and increase stress levels, but on the other hand, invite our souls int…
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Oct 31st, 2018 | 29:01

Rest

When you hear the word, "rest," what thoughts or images come to mind? In today's podcast, Janell hopes to expand your understanding of true rest. What…
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Oct 24th, 2018 | 30:12

How to "Pray Through and Stay With" Difficult Times in Life

Have you ever had an antagonistic person or friend or coworker who continually seems to put your down? In Episode 12, Janell opens a conversation abou…
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Oct 17th, 2018 | 31:06

Choose Healthy Over Unhealthy

Self-awareness is often misunderstood. Episode 11 opens up a great conversation about how critical it is to be self-aware. To take time for self-exami…
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Oct 10th, 2018 | 32:10

Welcome God into Your Whys

Episode 10 opens a conversation about Practice 2, Welcome God into Your Whys, of "Overcoming Hurtful Words: Rewrite Your Own Story." We all want to kn…
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Oct 4th, 2018 | 30:30

How Do I Guard My Heart?

Today, we start our journey through the nine practices of my newest book, "Overcoming Hurtful Words: Rewrite Your Own Story," and it is going to be so…
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Sep 26th, 2018 | 32:29

I Want to Be Happy, Part 1

Over and over again this past week, the word, "happy," has appeared in conversations with clients and friends. Today, we get a little technical about…
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Sep 20th, 2018 | 27:38

Hunkering Down

Hurricane Florence (September 2018)hit the East Coast with all she had. Over and over again, weather forecasters bellowed, "Hunker down." On today's p…
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Sep 6th, 2018 | 36:47

Am I WHOLE?

This week's word: WHOLE! In Episodes 4 & 5 we talked about a direct, intentional question Jesus asked a lame man: Do you want to be whole? So, let's l…
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Aug 29th, 2018 | 34:32

What is Prosody: Power or Poison?

Episode 5 completes our "Lectio Divina" experience in John 5:1-17, where we place ourselves in this dynamic passage and historical story. What "point-…
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Aug 22nd, 2018 | 28:08

What is Lectio Divina?

Lectio Divina, Latin for "Divine Reading," or "Sacred Reading," invites us to read the ancient text of the Bible in a fresh, new way. By placing ourse…
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Aug 16th, 2018 | 29:28

Forgive and Forget, Part 2

Words matter. They have the potential to alter the course of your life. That is why we talk about their power, right here, on The Speak Healing Words…
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Aug 11th, 2018 | 30:11

Forgive and Forget

Why is it so hard to forgive? The bigger question is why is it so hard to forgive ourselves? Today, we look at the words within the word, forgive, and…
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Jul 19th, 2018 | 22:12

Heartlift

Experience the power of a heartlift. A heartlift? What on earth is that? Tune in and find out!
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May 1st, 2018 | 13:51

Let's Change Our World

Join Author and Board Certified Life Coach, Janell Rardon, as she begins a much-needed, powerful conversation about the power of our words.
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