- All of us feel depressed, sad, or melancholy sometimes
And I've been feeling that lately too. So has Lisa.
So, I thought it might be helpful for us to talk about strategies to use when you're not feeling Infinitely Happier.
Of course, my go-to weapon against melancholy is scripture. Here's a great article from Jack Wellman on scriptures to use when you're feeling sad.
Flinching before you fire a gun leads to inefficiency, missed shots, and frustration. But flinching in life is tragic, because it can keep us twitchy and afraid to take the shots God gives us at abundance and joy. In this episode, we learn the secrets of not flinching, starting today.
- Tired of Nothing Changing in Your Life?
There are only three easy steps to making massive positive changes in our lives.
In this episode, we break down the steps to change, and we learn how to start today.
A few thoughts on closing the gap between our greatest triumphs and our routine performance. What does it take to realize and achieve everything we're capable of?
- The Air Force Thunderbirds Are the Best Pilots In The World
But getting there isn't easy.
Join me for a great conversation with Thunderbird pilot Trevor "Dozen" Aldridge about hard work, success after failure, and reaching for your dreams.
- Defining Moments Are Never What They First Seem to Be
I want to talk for just a few minutes today, in the shadow of 9/11, about my experience in Iraq. How it colors every day of my life and my work. Because 9/11 was a defining moment for me, I thought it would be good to talk about defining moments, and what they teach us about ourselves.
- The Laws of Physics Help Us Navigate the Zone Between Suffering and Hope
In this episode, we look at three writers' explorations of how to make joy out of any circumstance.
Jeremiah, Paul, and Viktor Frankl all come at the problem from different angles, but we can learn a lot from each of them.
- I Came Home From the War and Never Unpacked the "Bags" of My Trauma
That was a terrible mistake.
Here's an overview of my experience with PTSD from the Iraq War, and answers to questions I received in a letter from a fellow sufferer.
We just hit 100,000 downloads! This episode will give you some tools to find perfect peace no matter what you're going through, and help you be infinitely happier!
- There Are Four Types of Relationship Investors: Consumers, Gamblers, Traders, and Investors. Which are you?
It occurred to me recently that the same behaviors people have in terms of money follow them in their relationships with other people.
Now the bible has a lot to say about relationships. So I started wondering if I could find scriptures to guide our thinking about relationships in the same way that I think about finance.
And it turned out to be a really interesting intellectual endeavor that I think will help you change your mind about how you handle your interactions and relationships with other people (and maybe even your money).
We’re going to do a little relationship brain surgery, by applying some Wall Street wisdom to our lives. And we’re going to start today.
- If There's One Thing I've Learned From Losing a Son, It's Empathy
When you're hurting, you don't need someone to try to "fix it."
Someone needs to listen, someone needs to try to get it. Someone needs to be open and share what’s real, to be there. Lisa got to where she would tell me, “Don’t try to fix me; just feel me.”
Here are some thoughts on how to close the empathy gap between you and others, which will help you redeem whatever you're going through and make it better.
Sometimes the person who treats you the worst in life is... you.
Today we’re going to talk about how we talk to ourselves. We’re going to look at something good writers do sometimes, when they create what’s called an “unreliable narrator.
That works great in fiction, to keep the reader guessing and to unfold a story to shape the reader’s perspective.
But the worst thing you can do to yourself in real life is to listen to an unreliable narrator who tells you the wrong story about your own life.
You’re my friend, and I want to help you become healthier, feel better, and be happier. So today we’re going to learn how you can stop talkin’ to my guy all wrong. And we’re going to start stopping it, today!
If you’re off the road and stuck in the grass, and you’re tired of the wheels spinning but you not going anywhere, then maybe it’s not time to give up and quit and decide that God has rejected you and that it’s too hard and you’ve been singled out for failure and abandonment. Because he’s promised you otherwise.
- I've Learned a Lot About Things We Cannot See Lately
There’s always a lot of sadness lurking about in this life, isn’t there? You don’t have to look very far to see someone going through impossibly hard things.
So today, I want to share three things I’ve noticed about times when you can’t seem to see a path forward out of the darkness you’re in. When your eyes just can’t perceive even enough light to take one step, what do you do then?
Today I’m going to share some observations on the things we cannot see, because I believe there’s always light if we just learn how to look for it.
It’s going to be okay, friend.
Because we’re going to see the light. And we’re going to start today.
- When you're tempted to do something you know you shouldn't
You'll feel better if you don't.
Here's a few thoughts on the neuroscience and the scripture of why waiting a bit to make a decision is usually best.
- What does it really mean to love other people?
Here's a look at how loving others (and ourselves) can sometimes require self-brain surgery.
A look at what happens in the brain when we cuss, and what happens in our spirits when someone cusses us. Do science and the bible agree about whether cussing is good for your brain?
Hope is a verb: there’s two consistent things about biblical examples of when people feel hopeless, and what they do next, that are important to flesh out: Any time we’re faced with a seemingly hopeless situation, there’s movement and there’s memory. There’s action. There’s a choice made.
You have to fight for hope, friend, because life doesn’t always make it easy. We’re going to learn how hope is a verb, an action word, and we’re going to start today.
- We've Reached the End of Infinity, at Least for a While
Today, a story about stumbling stones, brain cancer, finding God in unexpected places, and how God is always working to help all of us, even when we can't see it. Plus, Tommy Walker music, AND I'm going to pray for you WHILE teaching you more self-brain surgery techniques. Whew. A lot going on in this episode!
- The Science of Freedom is On Your Side
Freedom starts with a choice- a declaration. In this episode, we talk about the science of freedom, and how vital it is to be willing to fight for it in all areas of our lives.