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8 Simple Principles to Help You Achieve Your Goals This Year

Rhett Smith 109
Managing and Using Your Anxiety in the New Year

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3 Important Relational Postures: Ask, Let Go, Hold On

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Life Lessons Learned from my Recent Palo Duro 50K Race

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The Importance of Adventure in Marriage — with Director of WinShape Marriage, Matt Turvey

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The Key to Why Some Couples Can Work Through Conflict and Problem Solve, and Why Other Couples Can’t

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Rhett Smith 104: The Importance of Discerning the Different Between Feelings and Coping Behaviors to Get to Deeper Work

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A Personal Story About a Good Kind of Anxiety

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The Intertwining Voices of Vocation and Anxiety

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Parenting in the Age of Smart Phones and Social Media

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Listening for that “Voice” of Vocation and Calling

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Some Thoughts On Taking Next Steps In Your Life

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What Emotional Regulation Is, And Why It’s So Important

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Four Game Changing Books — Simply Your Life, Regulate Your Emotions, Practice Deliberately to Get Into the Flow, Work Deeply, and Perform for a Bigger Purpose

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A Transformative Roadmap for Therapy — For Those Who Have Been to Counseling and Those Who Haven’t

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Pepperdine Bible Lectures — Reframing Anxiety as God at Work in Our Lives

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Three Postures on the Forgiveness Journey

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Understanding and Taking Care of You: Work, Relationships, and Self-Care

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What Are You Holding Onto, That Is Holding You Back?

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Creating Space for Silence During Lent

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Creating Space During Lent to Reflect on Pain and Suffering

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Lent, Trauma, and Remembering

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Fostering the Varied Types of Intimacy in Relationships

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Creating Space for Grief After a Death

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Navigating the Chaotic Path to Affair Recovery

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Insight + Practice = Transformational Flow

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Emotional Regulation, Boundaries and Anxiety in the Age of Online Political Discourse

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A Wholistic Paradigm for New Year Goal Setting

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Seven Books to Transform Your Marriage

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Making Your Marriage a Priority in a Culture of Busyness — Assessing Marital Drift and Strategies to Keep Your Marriage on Course

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Why the Distinction Between Anxiety and Fear (and worry) is So Crucial, and How the Restoration Therapy Model Helps Anxiety/Part 2

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Why the Distinction Between Anxiety and Fear (and worry) is So Crucial, and How the Restoration Therapy Model Helps Anxiety/Part 1

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“What can I do if I, or someone I know, struggles with anxiety?”

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The 4 Crucial Questions We Are Always Asking Ourselves

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What Exactly is Anxiety? Exploring the Different Understandings of Anxiety

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Kid’s Athletics, Parental Pressure, and Grit

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What Are You and Your Kid’s Expectations of this School Year? Capitalizing on Connection, Time, and Risk Taking….

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You Can’t Have Both a Great Marriage and an Activity Centered Life that Puts Your Kids First

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Navigating Relationships in the Daily Transitions

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Connect in Your Relationships with this Communication Technique

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The Priority of Relationship and Embracing the ‘Other’

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Parenting in the Easy Access, Technological World of Pornography and Sex — with Author Anne Marie Miller

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Seeking to Understand, Rather Than Pulling the “I Am the Parent” Card

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3 Life Affirming Messages to Help You Breath Life Into Those Around You

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The Importance of Curiosity in Growing Your Relationships

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The Link Between Depression and Anger (or one’s inability to properly express emotion)

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Working Through My Recent Struggle with Anger and Frustration

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The Practice of Sabbath

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Sabbath Rest and Anxiety

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Sabbath Rest and Your Identity

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Experimenting with Your Diet to Improve Overall Health, Fitness, and Relationships

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Therapy, Running, and the 4 Self-Care Components that Running Engages

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Learning to Live in the Tension of Our Anxious Impatience

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Discerning Depression in Your Kids

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The 3 Day Listening Exercise That Transforms Your Relationships

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Pioneering the Work of Restoration Therapy to Transform Relationships — with founder of Restoration Therapy, Author, and Fuller Theological Seminary Professor, Terry Hargrave

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The Importance of Practice in Creating and Sustaining Change in Your Relationships

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Families at the Intersection of Faith, Technology and Busy Schedules — with Associate Director of Fuller Youth Institute, Brad Griffin

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Identifying, Reducing and Eliminating Distractions to Increase Productivity and Presence

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The Power of Listening to Transform You and Your Relationships — with Author and Spiritual Director, Adam McHugh

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Creating “Keystone Habits” and Keystone Goals to Find Success in New Endeavors

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When to Seek Help for Your Anxiety and What to Expect

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Some Essential Tools and Exercises to Help Reduce Your Anxiety

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How Reframing Your Anxiety Can Change it Into an Opportunity for Growth

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What Are the Roots of Your Anxiety?

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It’s Okay to Be Anxious…You Are Not Alone

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Four Destructive Parenting Styles — Which Do You Struggle With?

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Using the Pain and Peace Cycle to Lead to Differentiation in Relationships

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How the Pain and Peace Cycle Will Lead You to ‘USness’ and Help You Solve Problems in Your Relationship

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Transform Your Relationship Through the Practice of Your Pain and Peace Cycle

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Learning to Regulate Your Emotions by Identifying Your Peace Cycle

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How Violations of Love and Trust Construct Your Pain Cycle

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The Daily Practice of Giving Thanks, Living in Gratitude, and Experiencing Grace

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5 Relational Skills That Will Radically Improve Your Marriage

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3 Messages Life-Giving Men Communicate to Others (especially their sons)

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How to Navigate the Morning Routine in Different Stages of Life (Follow Up to Episode #34)

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Nine Practices and Disciplines That Will Help You Transform Your Morning Routine

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Jesus Baptism, Wrestling with God, and Exploring What it Means to Live in Your Truth

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Support Teams, Living Unbalanced, Investing in Others (and other lessons from a 50 mile trail run)

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How Desires Such as Sex and Food Can Become ‘Disordered’ and Negatively Impact our Relationships — with Divinity Professor, Ethicist & Theologian, Dr. Cameron Jorgenson

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If You Want to Grow in Life, You Must ‘Show Up’, Risk Failure, and Reframe Success

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Women and Anger, Our Breath in Grounding Us, and Brene Brown’s The Daring Way Training — with Psychotherapist and Yogi, Jessica Pass

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How Your Family of Origin Impacts You Today in Both Positive and Negative Ways

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Mastering the Art of Trust — with Artist, Author, and Craftsmen, Aubrey McGowan

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Why Men Have a Hard Time Connecting to Their Emotions and the Positive or Negative Role You Play in That Process

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Running, Faith, and Looking for Opportunities Beyond Personal Bests and Finish Lines — with Runner and Blogger Melissa Martinez

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How Technology Shapes Us, Informs Our Identity, and Some Boundaries We Can Implement as We Use It

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The Over-Scheduling of Kid’s Lives, the One Activity, Per Kid, Per Grading Period, and the Importance of Cultivating a Listening Relationship with Your Kids Early On — with Psychologist Dr. Neil Stafford

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Facing Transitions Stage by Stage

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Using the Restoration Therapy Model to Transform You, Your Relationships, Churches, Organizations and Corporations

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How Running Has Transformed My Life and How It Can Transform Yours

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Q + A on Marital Drift That Many Couples Experience and Correcting the Kid Centered Marriage

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Creating a Personal Vision/Mission Statement for Yourself, Your Marriage, or Your Family

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Exploring Women’s Health Issues, That ‘Always Tired’ Feeling, and the Importance of Sleep, Food, Exercise, and Faith — with Dr. Melissa Esguerra

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Tools to Help You Identify, Manage, and Reframe the Anxiety in your Life

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Exploring the Interplay of Depression, Hope and Trail Running with Missions Pastor, Mental Health Advocate and Trail Runner, Benji Zimmerman

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Simplifying Life, Family Togetherness, and Creating Margin for Exploration — with Artist, Musician, and Craftsman Aubrey McGowan

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Identifying Anxiety in Your Life Story and Reframing it as a Catalyst for Growth

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How Engaging in Adventure and Play Creates Space and Leads to Hospitality — with Pastor and Writer Dr. Drew Sams

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Exploring 7 Spiritual Practices for Busy People — with Pastor, Spiritual Director, and Professor, Timothy Smith

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Are You Living a Good Story? How Comfort, Anxiety, and the American Dream Can Keep Us from Living a Compelling Life — with Author, Storyteller, and Communications Pastor, Scott McClellan

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Exploring the Way That Technology Shapes Us, Our Relationships, and Our Faith — with Author, Technologist, and Theologian, John Dyer

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Parenting in an Online World, Creating Sacred Spaces, and Navigating Cyberbullying and Pornography Among Youth — with Youth Cartel Co-Founder, Speaker, and Technologist, Adam McLane

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The Journey of Forgiveness

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Exploring our Rhythm of Life, Creativity, and Leadership from the Quaker Tradition — with Theologian, Writer, and Professor, Wess Daniels

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Turning Insight into Change, Striving for Balance, and Living Relationally — with Innovation 360’s Kevin Gilliland and Lauren Barnett

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The Connection Between our Fitness, Food and Faith — with Ultra-Endurance Athlete and Food Advocate Sarah Stanley

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Navigating Transitions, Finding Your Passion, and Letting Go — with Pastor, Chaplain and Spiritual Director, Dr. Timothy Smith (aka my dad)

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Transform Your Health, Fitness and Leadership — with Payan X Founder, Marc Payan

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Exploring the Intersection of Self-Care and Relationships