Hope to Recharge

Matana Poupko Jacobs

The intention of this show is to bring hope and community to those who are personally struggling with depression and anxiety or has a loved one who is struggling with depression and anxiety. Each week we will hear from those who have personal experience dealing with mental health issues as well as experts in the mental health world; from therapists and doctors to healers. We want to be your support system by sharing real stories and proving that community is vital to recovery. Together we can break the stigma around depression and anxiety and bring HOPE to the world.

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Margy’s father committed suicide and her struggle with his mental health symptoms didn’t end with his death. He was a hoarder. Margy, as his only child, was thrust into the role of going through her parents’ house after he passed. She was the one who had to hire help and a dumpster and motivate her mother to go through her belongings every single day until the house was cleaned out.Margy provides us insight into the life of a hoarder by talking about her dad. Her father was funny. He was a successful self-employed lawyer and an animal lover. Margy never suspected he might choose to die by suicide. Many hoarders present well to the world with good personal hygiene and success at work and no one would ever know if they didn’t go to their house and see (and smell!) the nightmare.What causes a person to become a hoarder? Margy’s observations suggest that it’s similar to alcoholism. There is an underlying trauma that has not been dealt with, which causes a person to make decisions every day that may not benefit them or their family. When a person hoards their emotional responses to triggers, those feelings manifest in other ways, such as hoarding behavior. Margy is now the CEO of a company called Interview Connections. They work to connect business owners to podcasters so they can get their name out on shows. The way she moved up so quickly in business and brought it to 7 figures is astonishing. She attributes all her success to the hardest project she’s ever worked on, cleaning out her parents’ home.Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! If we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845. It makes a huge difference!—————————————————————————Our 2022 Retreat is Live! Space is limited to 25 people. Signup today to reserve your spot: https://hopetorecharge.com/retreat—————————————————————————Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by The Gift of Light.As we approach 2022, Matana offer us her "Gift of Light” special program, where she offers her listeners the option of working with her 1 on 1, over 8 sessions. This offer only has a small amount of slots open and is available for a limited time. The program is custom tailored to each individual and she will share her tools and techniques on topics she has implemented, such as gratitude, forgiveness, positive mindset and self love.Link: Gift Of Light programhttps://hopetorecharge.com/product/giftoflight/—————————————————————————Connect with MargyTwitter: https://twitter.com/margyfeldhuhnBusiness Site: https://interviewconnections.com/our-team/We Get It; Your Dad Died Podcast: https://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/wegetityourdaddied—————————————————————————Quotes“My old life fell apart. And I created this new life that was so much more authentic that I had this much deeper understanding of myself.” @MargyFeldhuhn @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“What your environment looks like has such an impact on your mental health.” @MargyFeldhuhn @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“I believe that the majority of the world's problems are just people with unprocessed trauma walking around.” People take that trauma out in different ways. @MargyFeldhuhn @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“Hoarders are just normal people… Everybody has something, everybody has some little weird thing that can get out of control… Look at your own life. There's something that you do that you don't love or you don't feel fully in control of. And I think it's no different.” @MargyFeldhuhn @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“A big part of hoarding is that hoarders don't believe that they deserve better. They just don't care because they don't believe that they deserve to live in a clean, beautiful environment.” @MargyFeldhuhn @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge—————————————————————————Topics DiscussedRecovering from a loved one’s suicideHoardingThe trauma behind the hoarding“Emotional hoarding” (not dealing with negative emotions)—————————————————————————If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. We also offer free 30-minute fitting calls for our coaching program. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better!There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute Consultation Today.http://www.hopetorecharge.com/1on1—————————————————————————Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind?Find out more info here! http://www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind—————————————————————————Suicide Hotlines:USA: 1-800-273-8255USA Crisis (Text): 741-741Canada: 1-833-456-4566United Kingdom: 116-123Australia: 13-11-14International Suicide Hotlines:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines—————————————————————————Connect with us!Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/—————————————————————————3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST:1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review. It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845—————————————————————————2) Spread the word via social media. It costs nothing.Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/—————————————————————————3) Subscribe to us on:iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeKStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-rechargeYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w—————————————————————————Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is also sponsored by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge. Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere.Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Dec 1

1 hr 3 min

Our 2022 Retreat is Live! Space is limited to 25 people. Signup today to reserve your spot: https://hopetorecharge.com/retreat—————————————————————————As the Holiday of Thanksgiving 2021 is upon us, we can harness its energy and message.Gratitude is an essential gift for harnessing and focusing our innate power and allows us to grow and gift to others. Thanksgiving is a holiday that encompasses the idea into a concrete moment, allowing us to reflect on our blessings, recognize them and appreciate them.Simply eating Turkey or celebrating with others will not make the emotion of gratitude last for any meaningful amount of time without taking the time to focus on our blessings and underscores the opportunity in front of us.Although it may be difficult, taking the time to do the critically important work will allow us to reap the rewards of happiness and consistent daily practice will solidify the work done for a lifetime.Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! If we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845. It makes a huge difference!—————————————————————————Quotes:“It's hard to make the mental shift from pain, frustration, anger, resentment, into gratitude” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“Gratitude is the gift that doesn't stop giving” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“Make Thanksgiving every day and don't make it a cliche.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“Part of radical acceptance is knowing the life is not easy and full of pain” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge—————————————————————————Topics DiscussedThe importance of ThanksgivingLiving with GratitudeMaking the shift from pain to happinessThe importance of working on gratitude—————————————————————————If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. We also offer free 30-minute fitting calls for our coaching program. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better!There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute Consultation Today.http://www.hopetorecharge.com/1on1—————————————————————————Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind?Find out more info here! http://www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind—————————————————————————Suicide Hotlines:USA: 1-800-273-8255USA Crisis (Text): 741-741Canada: 1-833-456-4566United Kingdom: 116-123Australia: 13-11-14International Suicide Hotlines:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines—————————————————————————Connect with us!Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/—————————————————————————3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST:1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review. It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845—————————————————————————2) Spread the word via social media. It costs nothing.Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/—————————————————————————3) Subscribe to us on:iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeKStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-rechargeYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w—————————————————————————Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge. Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere.Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Nov 25

12 min 59 sec

In this episode, Matana shares the common thread all religions are woven with. Gratitude is an essential gift for harnessing and focusing our innate power and allows us to grow and gift to others.We are innately blessed with the power of gratitude. This gift from G-d allows us to feel our abundance. Although to some it might come easily, the importance of daily recognition of the blessings in our lives, the things we should recognize and appreciate, this tool can transform our mindset to allow true abundance.See the full youtube video here: https://youtu.be/n30FXOn_eogThank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! If we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845. It makes a huge difference!—————————————————————————Our 2022 Retreat is Live! Space is limited to 25 people. Signup today to reserve your spot: https://hopetorecharge.com/retreat—————————————————————————Quotes:“Gratitude is the key to all good.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“All religions believe in the power of gratitude.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“Notice the miracles in our lives.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“Just as G-d created the power of gravity, he also gifted us the power of gratitude.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“Gratitude is the potion to living a better life” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge—————————————————————————Topics DiscussedThe importance of GratitudeUsing our senses to feel abundanceLiving with an open grateful heart—————————————————————————If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. We also offer free 30-minute fitting calls for our coaching program. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better!There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute Consultation Today.http://www.hopetorecharge.com/1on1—————————————————————————Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind?Find out more info here! http://www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind—————————————————————————Suicide Hotlines:USA: 1-800-273-8255USA Crisis (Text): 741-741Canada: 1-833-456-4566United Kingdom: 116-123Australia: 13-11-14International Suicide Hotlines:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines—————————————————————————Connect with us!Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/—————————————————————————3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST:1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review. It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845—————————————————————————2) Spread the word via social media. It costs nothing.Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/—————————————————————————3) Subscribe to us on:iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeKStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-rechargeYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w—————————————————————————Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge. Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere.Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Nov 23

10 min 13 sec

You might know someone with mental illness. Maybe it’s you; maybe a family member or friend. But it is someone you wish to see get better. You’ve seen them suffer, even while in treatment. Perhaps you have suffered as well. You wish there was another way for them to find help and hope in the darkness. Chazkeinu was created to offer that additional support to Orthodox Jewish women living with mental illness. The safety and understanding offered by their peer groups has been transformative for not only the women seeking support but also their communities. Today, we speak to its founder about how they are working to end the stigma on mental illness, one woman at a time.Zahava has been on our show twice before (in Episode 13 and Episode 138) talking about her life with bipolar. Today, she joins us with her husband to talk about where their nonprofit has come from and where they are going. The original goal of Chazkeinu was to create a family of (mostly Orthodox Jewish) women who live with mental illness and to remove the shame and stigma they live with because of it. In the last five years, they have grown support groups, added an emergency hotline, and lessened shame for the women, their families, and the entire Orthodox community.They have developed phone, zoom, and in-person confidential support groups and opportunities for weekend gathering. Their work has lessened mental health stigma in the Orthodox community at large by giving women a safe space to talk openly about what they are going through. Peer support has been proven to provide another level of healing that professionals simply cannot offer. “Peer” doesn’t mean the women are all the same. Each peer group is full of women of all different ages and experiences.One unique aspect of women’s care at Chazkeinu is to support those who support them. Husbands, children, and other family members, friends, and caregivers have access to listening ears and peer groups as they learn how to best care for their loved one with mental illness. Educating and listening to support givers is essential for the improvement of the women’s mental state. Guiding support givers to end the stigma in their own minds strengthens the healing journey for themselves and for the loved one they care for.Zahava and her husband cannot (and do not) do it alone. They need more people on their team. There are many reasons they require support. Not only are they continuing their current work and adding new clients to it, they hope to someday have the ability to give a care package to each of their clients and to build a “chill house” in cities across the globe where clients can come and find refuge from the world. They want to be able to organize and run as the growing non-profit that they are, which will require additional staff, tools, and general finances. Zahava and her husband need strong support to be able to care for their clients well. Join them today by sharing their story or donating financially. You can be a part of saving and improving the lives of individual women and of their communities.Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! If we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845. It makes a huge difference!—————————————————————————Our 2022 Retreat is Live! Space is limited to 25 people. Signup today to reserve your spot: https://hopetorecharge.com/retreat—————————————————————————Connect with Chazkeinu:Donate: https://www.rayze.it/chazkeinu/Promotional Video: https://player.vimeo.com/video/643864160Chazkeinu Website: https://chazkeinu.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChazkeinuInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/chazkeinu/Episode 13: https://hopetorecharge.com/episode/using-bipolar-to-make-a-big-difference-in-the-world-with-zahava-list/Episode 138: https://hopetorecharge.com/episode/resilience-through-recovery-zahava-list/—————————————————————————Quotes:“I often say it's not only the families; it’s generations. So if you're saving a mom, you're saving the marriage, the children, the grandchildren and, and it goes on and on and on.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“Every human knows somebody with, with mental illness, there is no such thing that we live in the bubble that I don't know, somebody with mental illness.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“There were many, many, many, many women that were coming over to me and telling me about how his Kainos saved their lives, saved their marriage, or, or didn't save their marriage and help them out of a toxic marriage to get to their healthy path of healing.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“While they're struggling, you know, there's nothing wrong intrinsically with them. They're a person that has a struggle.” @Mr. List @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“You're not alone. You're loved. You're not broken. You're you're going to heal. You're going to get there.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge—————————————————————————Topics DiscussedThe importance of peer supportSupporting those who support loved ones with mental illnessEnding the stigma and shame of being a woman with mental illnessWhere Chazkeinu has beenWhere they hope to beWhat they need to grow their work—————————————————————————If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. We also offer free 30-minute fitting calls for our coaching program. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better!There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute Consultation Today.http://www.hopetorecharge.com/1on1—————————————————————————Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind?Find out more info here! http://www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind—————————————————————————Suicide Hotlines:USA: 1-800-273-8255USA Crisis (Text): 741-741Canada: 1-833-456-4566United Kingdom: 116-123Australia: 13-11-14International Suicide Hotlines:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines—————————————————————————Connect with us!Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/—————————————————————————3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST:1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review. It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845—————————————————————————2) Spread the word via social media. It costs nothing.Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/—————————————————————————3) Subscribe to us on:iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeKStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-rechargeYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w—————————————————————————Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge. Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere.Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Nov 15

32 min 6 sec

As we work on ourselves, we sometimes find that doing it alone is not enough. In this episode, Matana shares some of the details on the upcoming 2022 Ignite your Life Retreat and what we can expect. For the lucky 25 women selected to join, this retreat will be chock-full of pampering, tips and techniques towards the path of thriving, self motivation, sharing and inspiration.Hosted by Matana and Miri Grunhaus of www.mikahfashion.com and www.healwithgold.com, (Heal with Gold episode 133 and episode 135) this event will be a boutique retreat of yoga, meditation, mental health workshops, healing workshops, fireside chats, deep meaningful conversations, breathwork, Kintsugi workshops, massages, nature walks, pampering and nurturing and where you'll have exclusive and personal access to both Matana and Miri.Visit the retreat page here: https://hopetorecharge.com/retreatThank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! If we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845. It makes a huge difference!—————————————————————————Our 2022 Retreat is Live! Space is limited to 25 people. Signup today to reserve your spot: https://hopetorecharge.com/retreat—————————————————————————Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! If we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845. It makes a huge difference!—————————————————————————Quotes“Embrace the great fullness of life and not just allow the pains to stop us from experiencing life.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“Recharge to take the year and conquer it with your self, with your relationships” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge—————————————————————————Topics DiscussedGratitudeSetting Personal GoalsMindfulnessInspirationRecovering from illnessExperiencing joy from within pain—————————————————————————If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. We also offer free 30-minute fitting calls for our coaching program. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better!There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute Consultation Today.http://www.hopetorecharge.com/1on1—————————————————————————Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind?Find out more info here! http://www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind—————————————————————————Suicide Hotlines:USA: 1-800-273-8255USA Crisis (Text): 741-741Canada: 1-833-456-4566United Kingdom: 116-123Australia: 13-11-14International Suicide Hotlines:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines—————————————————————————Connect with us!Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/—————————————————————————3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST:1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review. It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845—————————————————————————2) Spread the word via social media. It costs nothing.Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/—————————————————————————3) Subscribe to us on:iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeKStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-rechargeYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w—————————————————————————Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge. Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere.Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Nov 7

9 min 55 sec

Joe Brikman joins us to share with us how he has come to thrive, despite adversity. As a boy, he was sexually abused by a female babysitter and at the age of 12, shortly after he told his parents, his father was diagnosed with cancer. Joe was sent off to a boarding school where, no matter his accomplishments, it seemed he could never live up to their strict expectations. This, combined with the flashbacks and issues he was dealing with, made him feel hopeless, and he attempted suicide on his 14th birthday.After repeated negative experiences, Joe adopted a negative outlook on life, himself and his own abilities. He began expecting things to go poorly, and they did. To combat this, Joe went through years of EMDR and other therapies to deal with his trauma, but he still suffers from depression. He has learned ways of predicting and coping with episodes of depression.In every realm of life, mental health, business, relationships or others, the tool to accomplish our goals is consistency. If we put a structure in place when feeling great, follow the plan even when we feel awful. If we feel that we are failing, change our definition of that word. In business, failure isn’t not closing a deal. Failure would be, not following through with our plan to make 5 phone calls every day. Failure would be, not being willing to learn from our mistakes. Failure is, not trying something different when what we’re doing isn’t working. We can’t succeed if we give up.If we aren't living authentically, we aren't giving the world what we actually have to offer, and the world will be missing out on who we were really created to be. When I choose my priorities carefully and somebody feels neglected, instead of apologizing to them for not calling them back immediately, I place a positive focus by thanking them for having patience as they wait to hear from me. When an apology is needed for something done that wasn't intentionally malicious, we can find ways to thank that other person, and bring positivity into the situation instead of focusing on the negative and downplaying my good decision.Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! If we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845. It makes a huge difference!—————————————————————————Connect with JoeFixing Broken book: https://www.amazon.com/Fixing-Broken-Ultimate-thiriving-adversity/dp/B091NQX7CLFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/Itsthejojoe—————————————————————————Quotes“When you're laser-focused on your mission, these things just make you laugh. Like when someone steals [your copy], you'll laugh because you know that you're the only you in the world. They can't copy you. They can copy your copy, but they can't copy you. You're the unique you with your mission and your drive is different from theirs. So you're going to end up in a different place.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“Find things that you benefit from. Just because you're benefiting from something doesn't mean it's a trade-off.” @JoeBrikman @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“Hope is the possibility of a better today.” @JoeBrikman @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge—————————————————————————Topics DiscussedDealing with childhood traumaCoping ahead with depressionConsistency and successFailureReplacing apologies with thankfulness—————————————————————————If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. We also offer free 30-minute fitting calls for our coaching program. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better!There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute Consultation Today.http://www.hopetorecharge.com/1on1—————————————————————————Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind?Find out more info here! http://www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind—————————————————————————Suicide Hotlines:USA: 1-800-273-8255USA Crisis (Text): 741-741Canada: 1-833-456-4566United Kingdom: 116-123Australia: 13-11-14International Suicide Hotlines:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines—————————————————————————Connect with us!Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/—————————————————————————3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST:1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review. It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845—————————————————————————2) Spread the word via social media. It costs nothing.Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/—————————————————————————3) Subscribe to us on:iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeKStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-rechargeYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w—————————————————————————Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by DBT Path and by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge. DBT Path offers entirely online DBT (dialectical behavior therapy) skills classes for those who experience intense or dysregulated emotions. Sign up now at www.emotionallysensitive.comBetterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere.Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Nov 3

1 hr 14 min

Today’s episode is about a very special and difficult topic that is a struggle for me to talk about. When I heard Erin Bagwell share her perspective on her experience with Postpartum Depression (PPD), I knew I had to have her on the show. In this powerful and raw episode, we discuss our own experiences with mental health in early motherhood and what new moms often go through.All emotions are valid in motherhood. People make it seem that joy is the only acceptable option. Motherhood is hard. No one tells pregnant people that it’s not all going to be sunshine. It will be stressful. Mothers often feel strong bouts of fear, sorrow, rage, helplessness, loneliness and other difficult emotions. Many struggle to connect with their babies. There is a spoken and unspoken expectation that they will love every minute, leading them to feel that they aren’t allowed to be honest and reach out for support. Those with Postpartum Depression often deal with even more serious, threatening feelings such as the desire to kill themselves or their baby.Making your own choices is valid. Neither Erin nor I had a positive experience with breastfeeding. We felt we were expected to do it, but it did not go well. I came to the conclusion that if possible, breast is best, but really, a healthy mom is what’s truly best. A Baby needs to be able to bond with Mom, and it is harder to do so when Mom is suffering from extreme anxiety or depression. If breastfeeding is causing that, logic says it is best not to breastfeed.Erin has just released a new film documentary about her journey through Postpartum Depression: Year One. She began creating the film before she even realized she was dealing with PPD. She was mad that no one had warned her how hard motherhood would be, and wanted to personally process what was going on with her and her daughter. It turned into a much bigger project, one that we can all now view and share (free) on social media. If you have dealt with Postpartum Depression, know someone who has, or just need a new perspective about the struggles of early motherhood, you definitely should watch this film.Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! If we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845. It makes a huge difference!—————————————————————————Connect with ErinWebsite: https://www.erin-bagwell.com/year-oneInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/erin.bagwell/—————————————————————————Quotes“It also felt like it had nothing to do with my little girl. My love for her was there, but it was hard to figure out how to express and how to make a life together.” @ErinBagwell @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“When everybody was telling me to enjoy every moment, it made me feel like I was already failing.” @ErinBagwell @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“Don't be thinking it's Postpartum [Depression] just because you're having a hard beginning. Most beginnings are hard, and no one talks about it.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“I had to hold on to the idea of hope, to the idea that the sun would shine, and I didn’t know if it was there or not; I didn’t know if it was going to be, or if this pain would continue.” @ErinBagwell @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge—————————————————————————Topics DiscussedNormal motherhood blues vs Postpartum DepressionJoyHealing from Postpartum DepressionMotherhoodBreastfeedingEmotions in motherhood—————————————————————————If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. We also offer free 30-minute fitting calls for our coaching program. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better!There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute Consultation Today.http://www.hopetorecharge.com/1on1—————————————————————————Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind?Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind—————————————————————————Suicide Hotlines:USA: 1-800-273-8255USA Crisis (Text): 741-741Canada: 1-833-456-4566United Kingdom: 116-123Australia: 13-11-14International Suicide Hotlines:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines—————————————————————————Connect with us!Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/—————————————————————————3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST:1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review. It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845—————————————————————————2) Spread the word via social media. It costs nothing.Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/—————————————————————————3) Subscribe to us on:iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeKStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-rechargeYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w—————————————————————————Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by DBT Path and by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge. DBT Path offers entirely online DBT (dialectical behavior therapy) skills classes for those who experience intense or dysregulated emotions. Sign up now at www.emotionallysensitive.comBetterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere.Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Oct 27

53 min 52 sec

Bob Baker has been my virtual mentor for years. I have never actually met him before, but every morning, I listen to his podcast and let him guide me in speaking affirmations over my life. He is here today to share with us his own journey to embracing affirmations. Positivity had such a huge impact on my own healing, and Bob plays a big part in keeping that going in my daily life.Despite what you might think because of his current gregariousness and big personality, Bob was actually quite shy and insecure as a teen. His junior year of high school, his good friend handed him a book by Wayne Dyre called Your Erroneous Zones. This book opened his eyes to a new world of possibilities. Suddenly, he realized: he could control his own destiny by choosing positive thoughts. He learned that thoughts influence emotions, which influence actions, which influence the direction a life can go. From there, Bob explored meditation, positivity, and spirituality. He saw success in his career and became a coach to other aspiring entertainers. He started a YouTube channel with all kinds of content and found his affirmation videos to be the most popular, so that has become his focus, and he just published a book about it.Bob explained to me why affirmations work. Whatever you allow to be a consistent part of your thinking, that is what you will see in the world. It's like when you get a new car and you start to notice everyone around you who is driving the same type. It wasn't in your consciousness before, so you didn't see it. If you purposely put positivity into your consciousness, you will begin to see it everywhere. That is why you should speak positive words over your day.What do you do when you don’t believe anything positive? Is it all a lie? One suggestion is to reword the affirmation so it is true for you. So, instead of saying, “I am a millionaire,” you can change it to, “I am open and receptive to new streams of income coming into my life.” And when you start your day anticipating new ways of making money, you will see the possibilities around you as possible instead of just dismissing them as impossible. Can’t figure out how to be grateful? Try saying, “I'm open to the idea of understanding gratitude.” If that’s not working for you, either give that affirmation a break and find an easier one, or double down and tell yourself the positive thought repeatedly until you believe it.The most important strategy in having affirmations change your life is consistency. Do them every day. Believe they are possible, even when you can’t see how to get there. Don’t give up. Keep saying them over your life until they manifest because you have been open to their truth.Through this journey of leading people to positive thinking, Bob has accidentally built an online family full of encouragement for its members who are, for the most part, not receiving positivity from their in-person communities. If you subscribe to his YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/mrbuzzfactor), you can join the community here: https://www.youtube.com/mrbuzzfactor/community: .Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! If we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845. It makes a huge difference!—————————————————————————Work 1 on 1 with Matana - With our 1 on 1 coaching program, you can work directly with Matana. Get a free 30-minute fitting tryout call to see if this is right for you. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better!There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute, 1 on 1 Consultation Today.https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/—————————————————————————As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better.If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group.—————————————————————————Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind Group? Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind—————————————————————————Connect with Bob:Website: https://bobbakerinspiration.comYouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/mrbuzzfactorInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrbuzzfactorFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/bob.baker—————————————————————————Quotes:“Gratitude, I think, is like really one of the first steps to personal development and appreciating what you have now. I think it paves the way and opens things up for more good to come in.” @BobBaker @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“If you're willing to give the disaster an opportunity, also give the fabulous an opportunity.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“Shine your light… let your authentic self come out.” @BobBaker @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“Let's continue to spread the joy and the good.” @BobBaker @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge—————————————————————————Topics Discussed:AffirmationsBob’s new book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Power-Affirmations-Positive-Self-Talk/dp/173670530XWhat to do when you cannot believe affirmationsGratitudeWhy we should celebrate others’ winsWords of Encouragement When You're Feeling Down: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChVGiyU8JZY—————————————————————————Suicide Hotlines:USA: 1-800-273-8255USA Crisis (Text): 741-741Canada: 1-833-456-4566United Kingdom: 116-123Australia: 13-11-14International Suicide Hotlines:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines—————————————————————————Connect with us!Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/—————————————————————————3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST:1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review. It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845—————————————————————————2) Spread the word via social media. It costs nothing.Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/—————————————————————————3) Subscribe to us on:iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeKStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-rechargeYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by DBT Path and by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge. DBT Path offers entirely online DBT (dialectical behavior therapy) skills classes for those who experience intense or dysregulated emotions. Sign up now at www.emotionallysensitive.comBetterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere.Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Oct 21

59 min 59 sec

In 2010, Debbie DeMarco Bennett learned that she had borderline personality disorder, (BPD) was in and out of psychiatric hospitalizations, frequently threatening suicide, unable to keep a job and her relationships were very hot and very cold. Having grown up in the foster care system and being placed in group homes, she worked with her psychiatrist and therapist at the health organization Kaiser, where she received her diagnosis of BPD. Her psychiatrist introduced her to Dialectical Behavior Therapy, (DBT), and after she enrolled into treatment, she realized that she was not crazy, but rather, was just someone who felt deeply, intensely, and never really learned how to manage, when difficulty surfaced.DBT is a set of skills that helps people who have difficulty regulating their emotions to be able to learn how to do things in ways that allow them to create what is known as a life worth living and learning how to tolerate distress. It comprises different tools to accomplish this, including a large component of mindfulness, and is geared especially for those that have complex trauma and have difficulty regulating their emotionsAfter 2 years, Debbie was technically classified as "in recovery" and continued the process of rebuilding herself. Debbie discusses her early years in Episode 152 found here: https://hopetorecharge.com/episode/borderline-personality-disorder-the-road-to-recovery-debbie-demarco-bennett/, which is fascinating.She continued attending DBT for another 5 years and was able to maintain her friendship with someone with whom she had been in a relationship for 10 years. As a milestone, they proudly just celebrated their 20 years of friendship. During her years working with DBT, she felt confident in her ability to heal and was certain that she would find the right person, even setting the table for 2 when she'd make dinner alone, thinking how one day, she won't be eating alone. Debbie attributes her ability to effectively communicate to the BPD skills she mastered.While going to DBT groups, taking notes and documenting every word of Dr. Marsha Linehan, knowing that healing comes in community, that sharing and realizing you're not alone and supporting each other, she started a DBT program, despite working a job. Although the initial turnout was low, Debbie pushed forward and as DBT awareness grew, albeit through Selena Gomez and Lady Gaga speaking publicly about it, Debbie started an online platform, Emotionallysensitive.com. Today, there are students in 44 countries ranging in age from 15 to 80. Enrolled students participate in 12 week-long modules with weekly lecture-style classes, zoom workshops that include mindfulness, DBT skills discussions and somatics. Student have access to a variety of additional resource material, receive guidance from the DBT Path Team and connect with other sharing students in a forum supervised with compassion by a moderator, all with privacy, set boundaries, and guidelines.Emotionallysensitive.com doesn't just offer sympathy, empathy and understanding through years of experience. It allows students to share and rebuild using the power of the community and acquire DBT skills for life. It isn't uncommon for new students filled with despair and pain to lash out personally at Debbie, but she often gets apology emails as those students grow and practice their new DBT skills, as time moves on. Debbie often refers partners, parents, siblings and children of those suffering from BPD to psychotherapist Amanda Smith at hopeforbpd.com who runs online groups to help them cope with those stresses and to learn the "language" of BPD.Debbie's intention, is that people who have been suffering with BPD, who have been cast aside, disregarded or feared, or that people just didn't know how to support them, are clearly feeling seen, heard, loved and supported in the community.Is DBT right for you? Let us know! We'd love to hear your thoughts and comments.Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! If we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845. It makes a huge difference!—————————————————————————Work 1 on 1 with Matana - With our 1 on 1 coaching program, you can work directly with Matana. Get a free 30-minute fitting tryout call to see if this is right for you. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better!There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute, 1 on 1 Consultation Today.https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/—————————————————————————As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better.If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group.—————————————————————————Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind Group? Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind—————————————————————————Connect with Debbie:Emotionallysensitive.comPhone: 415-326-DBT5Email: admin@emotionallysensitive.comFacebook:@EmotionallySensitive.DBTpathTwitter: @dbtpathYouTube: DBTPathPinterest: DBT PathInstagram: @dbtpathDebbie’s Blog: Healing from BPD—————————————————————————Links Mentioned:Emotionallysensitive.comEpisode 152 with Debbie: http://hopetorecharge.com/episode/borderline-personality-disorder-the-road-to-recovery-debbie-demarco-bennett/Dr. Marsha Linehan: behavioraltech.org/Dr. Marsha Linehan: behavioraltech.org/Psychotherapist Amanda Smith:hopeforbpd.com—————————————————————————Quotes:“If you notice yourself starting to get stressed, there are skills to use in that moment to keep yourself from escalating and to keep yourself feeling regulated.” @DebbieDeMarcoBennett @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“I wasn't crazy. I was just someone who felt deeply, intensely, and never really learned how to manage.” @DebbieDeMarcoBennett @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“Many of us were never taught how to manage and then we're given this gift of DBT.” @DebbieDeMarcoBennett @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“It was really rebuilding and finding your true self because for 18 years, you didn't even know who you were.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“When you're evolving, you're attracting a different person for what you will be eventually.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“There's such shame. There's such stigma. There's such fear. But I think Dr. Marshall Linehan is brought a gift to the world of hope.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge—————————————————————————Topics Discussed:Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy after a diagnosis of BPDThe power of healing in a communityCoping with emotionsBPD, DBT and relationshipsTaking the first steps after awareness—————————————————————————Suicide Hotlines:USA: 1-800-273-8255USA Crisis (Text): 741-741Canada: 1-833-456-4566United Kingdom: 116-123Australia: 13-11-14International Suicide Hotlines:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines—————————————————————————Connect with us!Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/—————————————————————————3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST:1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review. It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845—————————————————————————2) Spread the word via social media. It costs nothing.Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/—————————————————————————3) Subscribe to us on:iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeKStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-rechargeYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w—————————————————————————Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by Emotionallysensitive.comEmotionallysensitive.com offers entirely online DBT (dialectical behavior therapy) skills classes for those who experience intense or dysregulated emotions. Our psychoeducational courses are taught by our founder, a peer in recovery from borderline personality disorder, and a licensed DBT-trained psychotherapist. Learning and practicing DBT skills can help create balance within us as well as in our relationships of all kinds (family, friends, workplace, romantic, etc..), and help those of us with intense emotions -- whether it’s from borderline personality disorder, bipolar, PTSD, anxiety, or other reasons, to create the lives we want and deserve. Enrollment opens soon. Sign up now at www.emotionallysensitive.comSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Oct 13

1 hr 4 min

In this powerful solo episode, we hear a story of a daughter’s disappointment and how her mother makes space for that pain, with love and without judgement. Matana tells us how her daughter so badly wanted to travel abroad for a family wedding but due to covid travel restrictions, was unable to. Like so many facing mild or severe disappointments, regardless of the level of challenge, being there to help another person in pain can be daunting. Simply holding space for them, allows a feeling of empathy to unfold and can help sooth a broken heart. The knowledge that they are not alone can provide comfort and avoid long term trauma by having a guilt free listening ear to help them feel they are not alone in their struggle.Asking a child or loved one what’s wrong isn’t being invasive. When done in earnest, without judgement or rebuke and when coming from a wellspring of kindness and love, it allows them to share their feelings in a safe place, not only creating a long and strong bond of friendship and trust.Most of us yearn for a listening ear not only to empathize but to help relieve the burden on that at times, weigh heavily on us. Role modeling empathy to our children is an excellent method of training the next generation to be kinder humans and ultimately, makes us better too.Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge!If we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845It makes a huge difference! —————————————————————————Quotes “We don't have the answers to fix the pain, but one of the greatest gifts God gave us was the gift of empathy, the gift of sympathy, the gift of holding space for somebody else when someone is in pain or in tragedy” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “Trauma is from the child feeling pain during childhood and not having support or a safe place to share that pain” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“The only way we can really get rid of the pain is by sitting in it” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “I decided that I'm going to listen in order to understand, not in order to respond” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “If your child is suffering in silence, just ask them to share with you what is going on without feeling threatened” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge—————————————————————————Topics Discussed Holding space for other peopleListening to understand, without being threatened by what you might hearListening to understand, without judgingUsing empathy to help others heal—————————————————————————If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. We also offer free 30-minute fitting calls for our coaching program. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better!There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute Consultation Today.https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/—————————————————————————Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind? Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind—————————————————————————Suicide Hotlines:USA: 1-800-273-8255USA Crisis (Text): 741-741Canada: 1-833-456-4566United Kingdom: 116-123Australia: 13-11-14International Suicide Hotlines:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines—————————————————————————Connect with us!Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/—————————————————————————3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST:1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review. It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845—————————————————————————2) Spread the word via social media. It costs nothing.Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/—————————————————————————3) Subscribe to us on:iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeKStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-rechargeYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w—————————————————————————Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge. Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere.Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Oct 6

22 min 12 sec

For the 20th anniversary of 9/11, I had the privilege of interviewing one of the few people who were inside the building and survived the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City. Ari Schonbrun worked on the 101st floor in the accounts receivables department of a stock market firm. Of their 960 employees in that office, only 302 survived. Most of those who lived were not in the office that day.Listen to hear his incredible story of why he got to work late that day, the events that transpired on the 78th floor, how he got out of the building, what his journey home across the city was like after he escaped, and how his life has changed now since it happened.Today, Ari has pulled out of the corporate world and is now solely focused on motivational speaking, life coaching, and growing his podcast, Whispers and Bricks. http://whispersandbrickspodcast.com The name of his show comes from the idea that God is always trying to guide his children with whispers. He's always there, whispering in our ears, but when we're not willing to listen, he often resorts to hitting us over the head with a brick. Ari sees 9/11 as a brick in his life. And it changed everything.Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! If we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes. It makes a huge difference!—————————————————————————Work 1 on 1 with Matana - With our 1 on 1 coaching program, you can work directly with Matana. Get a free 30-minute fitting tryout call to see if this is right for you. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better!There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute, 1 on 1 Consultation Today.https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/—————————————————————————As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better.If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/—————————————————————————Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind Group? Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind—————————————————————————Connect with AriLeave a Message on his website http://whispersandbrickspodcast.com/ask-ari/Facebook https://www.facebook.com/arischonbrunspeaksandcoaches/Instagram https://www.instagram.com/arischonbrun_llc/YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQPhi4fzHNWJGFRCefW6VYA/videosTwitter https://twitter.com/arischonbrun2—————————————————————————Quotes:“In a parking lot, we have two choices. Somebody took a spot. And I said, it's not that it was mine. And the person took it. God wanted to give it to him. And God's going to give me my spot. Cause that's not my spot.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“We need to make some changes in the world, but before you can change the world, you've got to change yourself.” @AriSchonbrun @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“Make one small change. Every single day, it could be minuscule could make the change because at the end of the year, you've done 365 things to make yourself better.” @AriSchonbrun @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge—————————————————————————Topics Discussed:Experiencing 9/11Rebuilding after 9/11How life changed after 9/11—————————————————————————Suicide Hotlines:USA: 1-800-273-8255USA Crisis (Text): 741-741Canada: 1-833-456-4566United Kingdom: 116-123Australia: 13-11-14International Suicide Hotlines:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines—————————————————————————Connect with us!Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/—————————————————————————3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST:1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review. It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845—————————————————————————2) Spread the word via social media. It costs nothing.Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/—————————————————————————3) Subscribe to us on:iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeKStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-rechargeYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w—————————————————————————Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge. Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere.Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Sep 12

1 hr 9 min

We asked Dr. Kobernick to come back (her first episode is here: https://hopetorecharge.com/episode/dialectical-behavior-therapy-dr-chaya-lieba-kobernick/) because I have been getting tons of questions about Radical Acceptance, which is a building block of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I’ve also noticed that our most popular episodes have been those about BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) and DBT so, I knew we needed an expert to come in and talk about it some more.Radical acceptance is the most difficult skill to master in DBT. Normally, the best way to go about it is to start with small, immediate problems like burnt food or missing the bus. Once you are able to accept inconveniences like those, you can start working on accepting the more difficult parts of life like trauma or illness.‘Dialectical’ means that there are two things in opposition to each other that simultaneously exist. The major dialectic in DBT is acceptance and change. We can both fully accept the way things are right now and work toward changing ourselves and our situation for a better future, but the acceptance part is not done in order to bring about change. It is done for the parts of life that we cannot necessarily change the outcome ourselves, at least not in this very moment, and we need to accept this moment.Everyone experiences pain. It is inevitable. Suffering, however, is not. When we choose to accept our pain, we can experience freedom instead of suffering. Fighting against what’s happening and focusing on how unfair and unjust it is only leads to misery. We can be sad about our current situation and grieve loss and still accept that it is reality. You’ll know you have accepted a situation when you stop fighting for reality to be different or hiding from what’s happening. Radical acceptance is almost never a one-time decision. After you have chosen to accept something in your reality, you will be reminded of the difficulty of it again and again, and you must choose to accept it every time. It should gradually get easier for each problem.To experience less distress, we need to realize that all emotions are welcome and needed in life. They serve different purposes. Happiness or bliss should not be one’s goal. A happier life includes every emotion at its proper time. The goal of DBT is to build a life worth living, not to feel only happiness.Dr. Kobernick works with teens who have multiple problems and need the support of full DBT treatment. Teen treatment always includes family members because it is almost impossible for a kid to implement the changes needed in their life without the whole family system cooperating or at least one advocate being in the home with them. She works with the kid alone, the kid with their family, and the family alone in order to provide the best support possible.Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! If we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes. It makes a huge difference!—————————————————————————Work 1 on 1 with Matana - With our 1 on 1 coaching program, you can work directly with Matana. Get a free 30-minute fitting tryout call to see if this is right for you. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better!There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute, 1 on 1 Consultation Today.https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/—————————————————————————As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better.If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group.—————————————————————————Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind Group? Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind—————————————————————————Connect with Dr. Kobernick:https://www.thecbtdbtcenter.comemail: info@thecbtdbtcenter.com—————————————————————————Quotes:“A lot of us spend a lot of time not accepting the past.” @DrKobernick @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“Suffering is optional. We do have to experience pain, but we don’t have to suffer.” @DrKobernick @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“Radical acceptance is about grieving a loss.” @DrKobernick @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“Most of life is not as painful as we believe it is.” @DrKobernick @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“Can’t is a tough word because that takes away our choice.” @DrKobernick @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge—————————————————————————Topics Discussed:DBTRadical AcceptanceGrief vs. DepressionSufferingEmotionsTeen DBT treatment—————————————————————————Suicide Hotlines:USA: 1-800-273-8255USA Crisis (Text): 741-741Canada: 1-833-456-4566United Kingdom: 116-123Australia: 13-11-14International Suicide Hotlines:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines—————————————————————————Connect with us!Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/—————————————————————————3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST:1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review. It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845—————————————————————————2) Spread the word via social media. It costs nothing.Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/—————————————————————————3) Subscribe to us on:iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeKStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-rechargeYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w—————————————————————————Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by DBT Path and by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge. DBT Path offers entirely online DBT (dialectical behavior therapy) skills classes for those who experience intense or dysregulated emotions. Sign up now at www.emotionallysensitive.comBetterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere.Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Sep 2

48 min 36 sec

Two experts in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Drs. Galen and Aguirre, have just released a new book called DBT for Dummies. They are experts in explaining this to average people with no background in psychology. Together, we explore one of the basic tenets of DBT: radical acceptance. I tell clients about this practice all the time, and there's always so many questions about how it works.Dr. Aguirre shares with me his journey of embracing DBT. He was realizing that he would help his friends or himself feel better in different ways than he would help his clients, and the inconsistency didn't make sense. The first day he first experienced DBT mindfulness by observing a raisin in his mouth was eye-opening, and as he explored more, he found DBT provided a logic that he had not found other places. He and his colleagues have been amazed to see the transformation in the lives of young DBT clients who have found no hope or help anywhere else. Kids who were once in constant emotional distress and wanting to die have learned how to cope with suffering. Families have learned how to support them and cope with their struggles themselves.Dr. Galen breaks down the process of radical acceptance for us. It starts with acknowledging the reality of our current moment. Once we can accept the facts about our situation, we can begin to pinpoint what is causing problems and come up with solutions for our pain or take steps toward a goal that we have been too afraid to pursue. Accepting what is means releasing what isn’t (usually, a hope, belief, or relationship). This is often quite difficult and leads people to avoid the entire situation rather than embrace and grow from it. Another hiccup is that even after we have accepted something in this moment, we will get triggered into non-acceptance again later by a memory. And when that happens, we must start the process over again. But hopefully, it will be easier after the first time.Almost every person who is learning this concept asks, “But how can I accept that my future is bleak??” That is not what radical acceptance is about. You cannot accept a future that hasn’t happened yet. Anything in the future is simply a fictional story. One of the most important ideas to understand is that we can only accept now. We also cannot change the past. We can only accept the present it has led us to. If we’re worried about a bleak future, the best thing we can do is live in the present and make choices that will hopefully turn our future towards where we want to go. And if we must tell stories about the future, why not positive ones? Negative stories so often lead to self-fulfilling prophecies of doom.—————————————————————————Connect with Gillian Galen & Blaise AguirreNew book: DBT for Dummies: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1119730120Blaise’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blaisemd/Gillian’s Email: ggalen@partners.orghttps://www.mcleanhospital.org/profile/gillian-galenhttps://www.mcleanhospital.org/profile/blaise-aguirre—————————————————————————Quotes“You can't accept a future that hasn't happened because it hasn't happened. So all we can do is accept the very moment that we're in.” @GillianGalen @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“It's very difficult to accept things that you don't like, but the reality of it doesn't change. Whether you like something or not.” @BlaiseAguirre @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“The person that I become in non-acceptance is not the person who I want to be. He’s not the person who's going to be helpful to my family, to my friends, to my patients, to my loved ones. Because if I lose a child and now I am angry, you know what? I've lost more than one child. I've lost my relationships. I've lost my friends.” @BlaiseAguirre @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“There's tension there. I can disagree with something. I can think that it's unfair because it might be unfair. And I can accept it so that... I'm not lost too.” @GillianGalen @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“[People think] if I accept it, I agree with it. No, no, no. They're two totally separate things. I can be grateful and I can be in pain. It means a practice in dialectical thinking.” @GillianGalen @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge—————————————————————————Topics Discussed New book: DBT for Dummies: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1119730120DBTRadical AcceptanceWhat it's notWhat it isDialectical ThinkingMindfulnessGratefulness—————————————————————————Suicide Hotlines:USA: 1-800-273-8255USA Crisis (Text): 741-741Canada: 1-833-456-4566United Kingdom: 116-123Australia: 13-11-14International Suicide Hotlines:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines—————————————————————————Connect with us!Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/—————————————————————————3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST:1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review. It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845—————————————————————————2) Spread the word via social media. It costs nothing.Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/—————————————————————————3) Subscribe to us on:iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeKStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-rechargeYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w—————————————————————————Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by DBT Path DBT Path offers entirely online DBT (dialectical behavior therapy) skills classes for those who experience intense or dysregulated emotions. Our psychoeducational courses are taught by our founder, a peer in recovery from borderline personality disorder, and a licensed DBT-trained psychotherapist. Learning and practicing DBT skills can help create balance within us as well as in our relationships of all kinds (family, friends, workplace, romantic, etc..), and help those of us with intense emotions -- whether it’s from borderline personality disorder, bipolar, PTSD, anxiety, or other reasons, to create the lives we want and deserve. Enrollment opens soon. Sign up now at www.emotionallysensitive.comSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Aug 25

1 hr 4 min

Two years ago, I talked to Dr. Jen about preparing for crises on this episode. About a year after that, Jen met the love of her life while in the midst of a very sudden, very public breakup. Today, she joins me from their honeymoon to speak about her healing journey.Jen shares how her close friends, family and even her own body had been trying to alert her to the unhealthiness of her romantic relationship, but she had not been willing to listen. Even when her intuition said something was not right, she could not find a logical reason to feel that way, so she stayed. She kept hoping it would turn out like she dreamed. It wasn’t until after the relationship ended that she realized most of the problems they were having stemmed from differing core values. It wasn’t that either one of them was a good or bad person at the fundamental level.I asked Jen specifically here today to share with us her secret to not blaming the other person in a broken relationship and not focusing on explaining what they did to cause this pain; but rather to own your own story and keep moving towards healing. The most important thing to realize is, “This has nothing to do with me. This is their story. Those were their choices. And now, I get to choose how I respond to them. And I will act within my core values, even if the other person went totally against them.”Jen was also able to recognize that just because one person had made choices that didn’t align with her values and had hurt her very deeply didn’t mean that everyone in the world would do the same. If she was able to live by her values, that meant that someone else out of 7 billion must be able to live by those values as well. She could find someone different who was actually a good match for her; there was no need to settle for someone who would not connect to her at the core.Jen met her new man dancing at a club at a physical therapy conference. They connected quickly. He has been able to recognize that when she is triggered, it has nothing to do with him. He can focus on supporting her instead of being hurt by her hurt. They are both coming into this relationship knowing that neither of them is perfect, and they need to be willing to work through their frustrating times. Rather than follow conventional wisdom, Jen chose to go into this new relationship with authenticity and honesty. Together, they have quickly bonded and built a business in the midst of a chaotic year.One therapist Jen worked with, encouraged “anger expression”. In an exercise, women were able to acknowledge and express how angry they were feeling and say all the angry words they wished they could say to the person that hurt them. It's not about hurting the other person or getting revenge; it's about releasing and expressing one’s emotion. Anger isn’t necessarily a bad emotion; it's what we do with it that matters. Bottling it up doesn’t help because it is a deep feeling that is there for a reason, and using it to hurt others or focusing on it in a way that drags you down is not good for anyone. The negative energy needs to be released to make space for the positive.Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! if we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes. It makes a huge difference!—————————————————————————Work 1 on 1 with Matana - With our 1 on 1 coaching program, you can work directly with Matana. Get a free 30-minute fitting tryout call to see if this is right for you. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better!There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute, 1 on 1 Consultation Today.https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/—————————————————————————As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better.If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group.—————————————————————————Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind Group? Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind—————————————————————————Connect with Jen:WebsiteInstagramFacebook—————————————————————————Quotes:“I see this beacon of light sometimes that shimmers. And so I know it's possible that we could get to this beautiful relationship that I know I would feel so good about. And we hold onto that, that possibility rather than seeing the reality of what it is in front of us.” @DrJenEsquire @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“No one ever listened to me and we were just clashing and it was so painful because I just didn't feel a belonging and a lot of, and I always say this that if relationships would see that [their core values are clashing] before it comes tumbling down there wouldn't be so much hate and resentment and pain.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“...not by blaming, but by owning and moving forward from healing” @DrJenEsquire @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“We're still both open to holding this space for each other to do the work. That's what's so important-- knowing that we're coming into a relationship not perfect; we're coming into a place that we both have work to do.” @DrJenEsquire @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge #HopetoRecharge—————————————————————————Topics Discussed:Healing from unsuccessful relationshipsFinding other people with core values similar to yoursReleasing angerReplacing negative energy with positiveJournaling—————————————————————————Suicide Hotlines:USA: 1-800-273-8255USA Crisis (Text): 741-741Canada: 1-833-456-4566United Kingdom: 116-123Australia: 13-11-14International Suicide Hotlines:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines—————————————————————————Connect with us!Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/—————————————————————————3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST:1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review. It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845—————————————————————————2) Spread the word via social media. It costs nothing.Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/—————————————————————————3) Subscribe to us on:iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeKStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-rechargeYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w—————————————————————————Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by DBT Path and by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge. DBT Path offers entirely online DBT (dialectical behavior therapy) skills classes for those who experience intense or dysregulated emotions. Sign up now at www.emotionallysensitive.comBetterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere.Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Aug 18

1 hr 9 min

We had to bring Naomi back because so many of you reached out asking for more from her! She left us with so many questions after our first episode together. If you haven’t listened to that episode yet, do!! This one will not make much sense if you don’t.Naomi’s original motivators to lose weight did not work in the long term. This was partly because they were all about avoiding something negative, not about gaining a positive (“I want to lose weight so I won’t be judged by strangers” vs “I want to lose weight so I can run around with my children”). The people surrounding her encouraged her to change focus. She calls these people her “team.” This includes not only her friends, colleagues, and family but also podcasters whom she listens to and authors she reads regularly, but has never met.Naomi has developed many new habits over the last three years. The only way she has been successful in any of them is that she made one small change at a time and committed to being consistent at it for a few weeks before adding anything else. And as she saw the benefits of those commitments, they became easier to stick to because she knows how they positively affect her life and the life of her community.Instead of getting caught up in how hard a practice is to do, she focuses on how good it will be to have accomplished it. Our bodies are capable of more than we often give them credit for. If we don’t have a medical condition or disability, there’s no reason we can’t accomplish the same feats someone else has. Even if you do have limitations, there’s often a way around the obstacles. We just have to tell our bodies it is possible. The important thing to remember in all of this is that we always have a choice. We can choose to see what’s positive in our situation. We can choose to accomplish our goals. We can choose to step away from negative influences.A powerful practice Naomi implements is declaring her desires as if they have already come to fruition. Every day, she says them to herself in the mirror. If she has a more short-term goal, she will write it out and say it 50 times every day for up to five days until it becomes her reality. So far, she’s never done this with something that hasn’t happened. It is important to select realistic goals for this practice. Don’t set yourself up for failure. Break up huge goals into smaller steps and do this for each one.Everyone’s path to health looks different. A positive mindset is essential for whatever goals or desires we are chasing, but the practices, communities, and medical interventions we use to embrace positivity and reach our destinations will differ from person to person. We each must give different methods a chance until we find what leads us to peace and health.Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! if we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes. It makes a huge difference!—————————————————————————Work 1 on 1 with Matana - With our 1 on 1 coaching program, you can work directly with Matana. Get a free 30-minute fitting tryout call to see if this is right for you. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better!There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute, 1 on 1 Consultation Today.https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/—————————————————————————As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better.If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group.—————————————————————————Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind Group? Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind—————————————————————————Connect with Naomi:Personal FacebookShine Brighter Together Facebook GroupInstagram: @naomipelled_naturalandhealthyWeightloss Journey VideoWhatsApp: https://wa.me/972506784884TikTokemail: Naomipelled@gmail.com—————————————————————————Quotes:“Even when the negative comes, it’s for the good of us.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“There’s no tapping into the next thing before you complete your foundation.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge“If someone else could do it, so could you. There's no disability -- even with disabilities, we can find a way.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge—————————————————————————Topics Discussed:Mindset affects physical healthFinding a positive ‘why’ to accomplish one’s goalsHow to stick with a new habitGratitude practiceChoosing positive voices to surround youWriting what you want as if it is already true; manifesting—————————————————————————Suicide Hotlines:USA: 1-800-273-8255USA Crisis (Text): 741-741Canada: 1-833-456-4566United Kingdom: 116-123Australia: 13-11-14International Suicide Hotlines:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines—————————————————————————Connect with us!Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/—————————————————————————3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST:1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review. It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845—————————————————————————2) Spread the word via social media. It costs nothing.Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/—————————————————————————3) Subscribe to us on:iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeKStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-rechargeYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by DBT Path and by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge. DBT Path offers entirely online DBT (dialectical behavior therapy) skills classes for those who experience intense or dysregulated emotions. Sign up now at www.emotionallysensitive.comBetterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere.Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Aug 11

44 min 54 sec

There has been a lot of talk on social media about the Netflix show My Unorthodox Life these last couple weeks, and it has brought up a lot of different emotions for me. I thought I had healed from my upbringing, but I have found that I am still broken. After listening to others express their feelings for several days, I wanted to share how it has made me feel and what I have learned from this experience.  My authentic self doesn’t necessarily fit anywhere. I felt attacked by both sides of the argument because I follow Orthodox Judaism, but I don’t always hold up the traditions or view things as expected. There is a tremendous price to pay for living your authentic self in a community where you are rebuked for even thinking differently from the standard. But the price you pay for abandoning your authentic self is even greater than the risk of losing your community. These last couple weeks brought up a lot of hurt from the past and made me feel threatened all over again, but it also emphasized what a great community I have built as my authentic self of people who will listen to me without judging and offer their support. I am so grateful to those that have been helping me process this pain. My emotions emphasized the ways I might be judging and hurting others. The things I was hurt by are a good indicator of how I cause pain, and I have begun to work through how I can do better. How can I have compassion towards all these people who are reacting out of fear? If we can go through life and not judge others, but listen to understand, maybe our world can become a more accepting place. If we each make an effort to not suffocate our own authentic selves or those around us, perhaps people will feel less afraid. We each must try to be the person others feel comfortable sharing their deepest feelings and thoughts with, even if those thoughts do not agree with what is true for us personally. Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! if we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes. It makes a huge difference! ————————————————————————— Work 1 on 1 with Matana - With our 1 on 1 coaching program, you can work directly with Matana. Get a free 30-minute fitting tryout call to see if this is right for you. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute, 1 on 1 Consultation Today. https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/ ————————————————————————— As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better. If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. ————————————————————————— Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind Group?  Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind ————————————————————————— Links: Dr. Demartini Forgiveness & Gratitude Complaint-free World How to Leave a Review on i-Tunes ————————————————————————— Quotes: Bottom line: everybody wants to be validated. We all want clarity, and we all want to relieve the pain that is sitting in our body, in our mind, in our hearts.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “There is no greater anti-Semitism than not seeing one another.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “Whatever pains you in somebody else is something that you need to work on yourself. Look in the mirror.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “If no one hired me as a judge, I will keep my mouth shut. I will just judge my own feelings, my insecurities, my shame, my sadness, my healing.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “Living your authentic self is the ultimate freedom.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge ————————————————————————— Topics Discussed: Listening to understand, not to respond Choosing to live as your authentic self Forgiveness and gratefulness for hurts Recognizing that you feel hurt in the way you hurt others How to co-exist and be unified with people whose truth is different from yours ————————————————————————— Suicide Hotlines: USA: 1-800-273-8255 USA Crisis (Text): 741-741 Canada: 1-833-456-4566 United Kingdom: 116-123 Australia: 13-11-14 International Suicide Hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines ————————————————————————— Connect with us! Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST: 1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 ————————————————————————— 2) Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3) Subscribe to us on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeK Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-recharge Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w ————————————————————————— Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by DBT Path and by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge.  DBT Path offers entirely online DBT (dialectical behavior therapy) skills classes for those who experience intense or dysregulated emotions. Our psychoeducational courses are taught by our founder, a peer in recovery from borderline personality disorder, and a licensed DBT-trained psychotherapist. Learning and practicing DBT skills can help create balance within us as well as in our relationships of all kinds (family, friends, workplace, romantic, etc..), and help those of us with intense emotions -- whether it’s from borderline personality disorder, bipolar, PTSD, anxiety, or other reasons, to create the lives we want and deserve. Enrollment opens soon. Sign up now at www.emotionallysensitive.com Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Jul 28

36 min 16 sec

What is intuitive eating and what is the mindset behind intuitive eating? What’s the difference between a registered dietician and a nutritionist? Gila Glassberg, an MS, RDN, CDN, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, answers these questions and more. Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch, developed a system called intuitive eating which consists of 10 steps. People placed on what they’d call “sensible meal plans” are really diets. What they found was that people would inevitably, they would lose the weight, but they would inevitably gain back the weight within a few months or a few years and they were feeling really frustrated. In fact, most people who lose weight on a diet, gain it back within the first five years. With intuitive eating, you eventually do want to focus on nutrition and what’s called joyful movement, which is finding the movement that feels right to you, without feeling restricted. The first principle of intuitive eating is called rejecting the diet mentality. Another is honoring your hunger. Gila walks us through the steps and tools on how to be aware to choose the foods that are good for us and feel good about the choices we are making to help us and navigate through life. Intuitive eating is good for our mental state, our physical state, our relationships, our emotional well being and so much more which goes from the inside out and puts out all kinds of fires. Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! if we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes. It makes a huge difference! ————————————————————————— Work 1 on 1 with Matana - With our 1 on 1 coaching program, you can work directly with Matana. Get a free 30-minute fitting tryout call to see if this is right for you. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute, 1 on 1 Consultation Today. https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/ ————————————————————————— As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better. If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. ————————————————————————— Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind Group?  Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind ————————————————————————— Connect with Gila: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gila.glassberg.intuitiverd/ Website: https://gilaglassberg.com/ Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/get-intuit-gila-podcast-about-intuitive-eating-personal/id1507567418 ————————————————————————— Quotes: “Putting people on what they call sensible meal plans are really, really diet.” @Gila Glassberg @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “Intuitive eating is designed to help you have a healthy relationship with food and to put weight loss on the back burner” @Gila Glassberg @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “There's so much mental energy that goes into what we're eating” @Gila Glassberg @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “The emotions are connected to food.. sometimes it becomes our only tool for coping ” @Gila Glassberg @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “Don't let today go by without living it” @Gila Glassberg @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge ————————————————————————— Topics Discussed: How to have a healthy relationship with food, not feel out of control around food and not feel guilt or shame The connection between food, mental and physical health The physical aspect of food versus the emotional system Pivoting from a constant way of living to a choice of a way of living ————————————————————————— Suicide Hotlines: USA: 1-800-273-8255 USA Crisis (Text): 741-741 Canada: 1-833-456-4566 United Kingdom: 116-123 Australia: 13-11-14 International Suicide Hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines ————————————————————————— Connect with us! Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST: 1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 ————————————————————————— 2) Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3) Subscribe to us on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeK Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-recharge Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w ————————————————————————— Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by DBT Path and by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge.  DBT Path offers entirely online DBT (dialectical behavior therapy) skills classes for those who experience intense or dysregulated emotions. Our psychoeducational courses are taught by our founder, a peer in recovery from borderline personality disorder, and a licensed DBT-trained psychotherapist. Learning and practicing DBT skills can help create balance within us as well as in our relationships of all kinds (family, friends, workplace, romantic, etc..), and help those of us with intense emotions -- whether it’s from borderline personality disorder, bipolar, PTSD, anxiety, or other reasons, to create the lives we want and deserve. Enrollment opens soon. Sign up now at www.emotionallysensitive.com Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Jul 21

52 min 15 sec

Today, my new friend Naomi shares with us the story of how she lost half her body weight. At her heaviest, she was nearly 340 pounds, but today, she weighs about 160. She is active and able to keep up with her five-year-old twin boys, something she could not do when they were two. After struggling with her weight for her entire life, dealing with thyroid issues, and a period of infertility, Naomi has come to a place where she feels healthy and whole. Naomi said something to me that blew my mind. I mentioned that what we choose to put into our bodies and how we exercise will affect our mental health. She replied back to me saying, “and vice versa.” which is truly paramount and so true. When we feel  emotionally low or having a “bad” day, we often mistreat our bodies due to our unfocused mindset. If the chemicals in our brain are not balanced, our bodies actually process foods differently. As strange as it sounds, if you’re having a bad day and eat some chocolate, you’re likely to gain more weight than you would if you ate that very same chocolate as a happy treat on a “good” day. Naomi also shared her morning routine with me, starting at 4:30 each morning and she watches this gratitude practice with Tony Robbins. She then listens to and repeats 100 affirmations. She journals and reads before exercising for a half hour, plus a walk if her family is still asleep. After the kids get off to school, Naomi drinks 2 liters of water and takes her supplements. She doesn’t eat anything until some oatmeal or a smoothie at 11am. She makes sure to eat plenty of vegetables and protein and to drink lots of water, every day, with no excuses. Even during government imposed lock down due to Corona Virus restrictions, Naomi found a way to walk a 5k indoors. Each day starts with boosting her mental health and getting her in a positive mindset before she even tries to take care of her physical body or any other member of her family. Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! if we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes. It makes a huge difference! ————————————————————————— Work 1 on 1 with Matana - With our 1 on 1 coaching program, you can work directly with Matana. Get a free 30-minute fitting tryout call to see if this is right for you. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute, 1 on 1 Consultation Today. https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/ ————————————————————————— As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better. If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. ————————————————————————— Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind Group?  Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind ————————————————————————— Connect with Naomi: Facebook Instagram: @naomipelled_naturalandhealthy Weightloss Journey Video ————————————————————————— Quotes: “It's not only what we eat and exercise. It affects our mental health. When our mental health is stable, it affects what we put into our mouth and how we treat our body.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “You can do whatever you want in life; you don’t have to blame it on something external.” @NaomiPelled @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “People think that you have to drink coffee to wake up. You have to hydrate. You have to oxygenate yourself with water to wake up.” @NaomiPelled @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “To me, hope means that you can do whatever you want in your future, that you don't have to be stagnant and live in your past with your negativity. You can do whatever you want in life.” @NaomiPelled @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “Don't let today go by without living it” @NaomiPelled @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge ————————————————————————— Topics Discussed: Naomi’s weight loss story The connection between mental and physical health Keeping a positive mindset and making healthy choices no matter what Naomi’s morning routine ————————————————————————— Suicide Hotlines: USA: 1-800-273-8255 USA Crisis (Text): 741-741 Canada: 1-833-456-4566 United Kingdom: 116-123 Australia: 13-11-14 International Suicide Hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines ————————————————————————— Connect with us! Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST: 1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 ————————————————————————— 2) Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3) Subscribe to us on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeK Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-recharge Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w ————————————————————————— Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by DBT Path and by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge.  DBT Path offers entirely online DBT (dialectical behavior therapy) skills classes for those who experience intense or dysregulated emotions. Our psychoeducational courses are taught by our founder, a peer in recovery from borderline personality disorder, and a licensed DBT-trained psychotherapist. Learning and practicing DBT skills can help create balance within us as well as in our relationships of all kinds (family, friends, workplace, romantic, etc..), and help those of us with intense emotions -- whether it’s from borderline personality disorder, bipolar, PTSD, anxiety, or other reasons, to create the lives we want and deserve. Enrollment opens soon. Sign up now at www.emotionallysensitive.com Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code.  Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Jul 14

35 min 30 sec

Atara Weisberger is an expert on the connection between our mental and physical health. She coaches people to improve their lives through nutrition and movement. She shares her experience with coaching health and wellness, how to recognize and choose to change negative habits, and the mental health benefits of a good diet and exercise. Atara helped me with my own struggle to eat healthy food before dinnertime, asking what values were driving my desire to stop eating cake in the afternoons. I know how interconnected physical and mental health are, and I need to make good choices for both in order to feel my best overall. I know there are long-term implications of poor daily choices, and I want to help my future self thrive, as I work to give my family the best at dinner every night. She suggested I change my mindset, so that I don't feel obligated to give up the foods that bring me so much joy, but choose instead to add something which I know will make my body feel good, versus the yummy snack that I enjoy more.  Everything in our bodies, including our minds, is intertwined. Nutritious food provides us with energy and the ability to focus so that we can accomplish what we need to. Exercise has been proven to release hormones in the brain that make us feel good emotionally. Yet, when someone is feeling unhappy, the current model tells doctors to immediately prescribe them strong medications before providing them with strategies to solve the issue with their own body. Why don't they prescribe a trial of an exercise regimen for 30 days the same way they do with drugs? It is possible to eat a safe and healthy diet while on a budget and there are certain foods that do not need to be purchased organically. There are even foods that should just be avoided altogether. For a little homework, search for the lists she discusses in this eye opening episode to find out which foods have the most chemicals. Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! if we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes. It makes a huge difference! ————————————————————————— Work 1 on 1 with Matana - With our 1 on 1 coaching program, you can work directly with Matana. Get a free 30-minute fitting tryout call to see if this is right for you. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute, 1 on 1 Consultation Today. https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/ ————————————————————————— As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better. If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. ————————————————————————— Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind Group?  Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind ————————————————————————— Connect with Atara: Facebook (Personal) Tribe Coaching Facebook LinkedIn Tribe Coaching Instagram Personal Instagram ————————————————————————— Quotes: ”Mental illness and wellness and the interchange between them, we've kind of created these artificial boundaries as if they're separate. And the reality is, there's nothing in us that is separate.” @AtaraWeisberger @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “What you want to ask yourself is why: Why is that important to me? And the why becomes your anchor. Because if you just layer a behavior on top of the rest of your life, then any small thing that comes along can just kind of knock it off, whatever your goals are, if they're sitting on that surface level of just, I think, or I should.” @AtaraWeisberger @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “It's funny when clients will be like, just tell me what to do. And I always say to them, I like lean in and I'm like, how does that usually work out for you? When somebody tells you what to do? How does that work out?” @AtaraWeisberger @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “When you go to a 12 step program, like Alcoholics Anonymous, for example, they're always calling you in recovery, even if you've been dry for 20 years. Why? Because that habit pattern is still there. It doesn't really go away. We're just trying to develop parallel tracks to that, and then be aware that that track is over there, but we're going to choose this track instead.” @AtaraWeisberger @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge ————————————————————————— Topics Discussed: What is life & wellness coaching? What is a habit and how do we change a negative one? Live session about making a change in Matana’s daily eating schedule Trying exercise before prescription medication (if not in crisis) Healthy eating on a budget ————————————————————————— Suicide Hotlines: USA: 1-800-273-8255 USA Crisis (Text): 741-741 Canada: 1-833-456-4566 United Kingdom: 116-123 Australia: 13-11-14 International Suicide Hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines ————————————————————————— Connect with us! Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST: 1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 ————————————————————————— 2) Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3) Subscribe to us on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeK Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-recharge Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w ————————————————————————— Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by DBT Path and by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge.  DBT Path offers entirely online DBT (dialectical behavior therapy) skills classes for those who experience intense or dysregulated emotions. Our psychoeducational courses are taught by our founder, a peer in recovery from borderline personality disorder, and a licensed DBT-trained psychotherapist. Learning and practicing DBT skills can help create balance within us as well as in our relationships of all kinds (family, friends, workplace, romantic, etc..), and help those of us with intense emotions -- whether it’s from borderline personality disorder, bipolar, PTSD, anxiety, or other reasons, to create the lives we want and deserve. Enrollment opens soon. Sign up now at www.emotionallysensitive.com Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code.  Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Jul 7

1 hr 8 min

The power of manifesting one's dreams, goals and hopes into reality isn't magic. Its a power. So powerful is this gift, called the Law of Attraction that we receive from God, which we all have, that we can receive abundance and blessings to move forward on our paths of want. What we want can be manifested into reality and tapping into this power requires a few simple steps. One must first realize that we all possess this God given, God created ability, which is as real as the force of gravity. Sometimes, God only gifts our wishes to us when he believes that we are ready. Sometimes, he gifts us with so much better. But we are always in the position of asking, visualizing and living with a more open heart. We also must identify what we actually want. Focus on it, think of it as if it is real. See the details in your mind's eye. Finally, we must also be passionate about it. Let it consume us in a healthy way and the pathways will open. First a trickle, then a stream, and then the floodgates will open. This energy is real. We often call the moments we become aware our wishes have been fulfilled miracles. And they are. Join us in hearing a personal event from Matana's life, highlighting this amazing power. Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! if we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes. It makes a huge difference! ————————————————————————— Work 1 on 1 with Matana - With our 1 on 1 coaching program, you can work directly with Matana. Get a free 30-minute fitting tryout call to see if this is right for you. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute, 1 on 1 Consultation Today. https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/ ————————————————————————— As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better. If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. ————————————————————————— Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind Group?  Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind ————————————————————————— Suicide Hotlines: USA: 1-800-273-8255 USA Crisis (Text): 741-741 Canada: 1-833-456-4566 United Kingdom: 116-123 Australia: 13-11-14 International Suicide Hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines ————————————————————————— Connect with us! Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST: 1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 ————————————————————————— 2) Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3) Subscribe to us on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeK Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-recharge Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w ————————————————————————— Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge.  Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Jul 1

38 min 25 sec

We asked nutritionist, biochemist, and holistic health expert Nilli Grutman to talk a bit about the link between our physical health, mental health, and nutrition. She shared with us her philosophy about nutrition and how to approach eating well with an energy of giving rather than an energy of withholding.  Nilli has spent the past seven years healing and guiding people with holistic nutrition. She seeks to restore her clients to a state of wellness by exploring the physical causes behind emotional imbalance. She detailed her process for us, starting with identifying hormone and neurochemical imbalances through advanced testing and ending with a love-filled approach to fueling our bodies.  Her lesson for us today included an explanation of the four primary neurochemicals at work in our minds, how to identify an imbalance, and how to approach solving that imbalance. She outlined how she crafts each person’s path to wellness by blending wholesome nutrition and eating mindfully.  We hope this conversation will give you the tools to examine your relationship with eating and how it can impact your overall health. Holistic nutrition is not just a fix for a problem, but a part of every person’s total wellness!  Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! if we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes. It makes a huge difference! ————————————————————————— Work 1 on 1 with Matana - With our 1 on 1 coaching program, you can work directly with Matana. Get a free 30-minute fitting tryout call to see if this is right for you. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute, 1 on 1 Consultation Today. https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/ ————————————————————————— As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better. If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. ————————————————————————— Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind Group?  Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind ————————————————————————— Connect with Nilli http://jerusalemnutritionist.com/ Email: JerusalemNutritionist@gmail.com ————————————————————————— Quotes:  “You can’t hate yourself into eating properly. You have to love yourself into eating properly.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge  “Your body is a sanctuary for your mind and your soul to reside in.” @NilliGrutman @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge  “Our perspective on how we see the world is dictated by hormones.” @NilliGrutman @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge  “I needed to get on medication so that I could get off medication.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge ————————————————————————— Topics Discussed: How to approach nutrition with a giving energy What is a seed cycle, and how it can help PMDD How long to wait to see results and how to respond to those results What to do when you need immediate relief from emotional unwellness Indications of neurochemical imbalances and how to proactively treat them ————————————————————————— Suicide Hotlines: USA: 1-800-273-8255 USA Crisis (Text): 741-741 Canada: 1-833-456-4566 United Kingdom: 116-123 Australia: 13-11-14 International Suicide Hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines ————————————————————————— Connect with us! Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST: 1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 ————————————————————————— 2) Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3) Subscribe to us on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeK Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-recharge Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w ————————————————————————— Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge.  Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Jun 17

59 min 33 sec

Sometime, we are beset with fear, panic, anxiety, unhappiness or other negative feelings. In this episode, Matana explains how mindset and proper preconditioning can offset negative emotions, but still hold on to them, in the right way. Learning that a teen who blossoms into an adult will be off to higher education away from home can be daunting and downright sad. Learning to cope with a family member who moves on to new things is exciting, and a thing of joy, but can also be laden with mixed emotions of sadness at leaving the presence of a family staple. We learn a new twist on a previously discussed idea, of how to not ignore those mixed, opposite feelings, but to embrace them and allow them to coexist. Matana also sheds a little more detail on the upcoming private gratefulness retreat that she will be hosting for a small group of hand selected individuals, another milestone she set years ago, of which more details will follow in the coming weeks and months ahead. Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! if we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes. It makes a huge difference! ————————————————————————— Work 1 on 1 with Matana - With our 1 on 1 coaching program, you can work directly with Matana. Get a free 30-minute fitting tryout call to see if this is right for you. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute, 1 on 1 Consultation Today. https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/ ————————————————————————— As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better. If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. ————————————————————————— Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind Group?  Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind ————————————————————————— Suicide Hotlines: USA: 1-800-273-8255 USA Crisis (Text): 741-741 Canada: 1-833-456-4566 United Kingdom: 116-123 Australia: 13-11-14 International Suicide Hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines ————————————————————————— Connect with us! Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST: 1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 ————————————————————————— 2) Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3) Subscribe to us on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeK Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-recharge Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w ————————————————————————— Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge.  Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Jun 9

18 min 3 sec

As Matana celebrates a two year milestone and wishes a Happy Birthday to the Hope to Recharge podcast, she gives gratitude to those instrumental in those who offered support and guidance in its creation. Although the microphone for the podcast was purchased many many months prior, she couldn't get the first step in opening the box and it laid on the side for some time. Through perseverance and hand holding, she took that initial step to open the box, despite her fears, anxiety and doubt. This episode is a must for those hesitant to take the initial steps to accomplishing goals as there is truly nothing to fear but fear itself. Matana also announces an upcoming private gratefulness retreat that she will be hosting for a small group of hand selected individuals, another milestone she set years ago, of which more details will follow in the coming weeks and months ahead. Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! If we are important to you and make a difference, help us out and leave a review on iTunes. It makes a huge difference! ————————————————————————— Work 1 on 1 with Matana - With our 1 on 1 coaching program, you can work directly with Matana. Get a free 30-minute fitting tryout call to see if this is right for you. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute, 1 on 1 Consultation Today. https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/ ————————————————————————— As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better. If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. ————————————————————————— Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind Group?  Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind ————————————————————————— Suicide Hotlines: USA: 1-800-273-8255 USA Crisis (Text): 741-741 Canada: 1-833-456-4566 United Kingdom: 116-123 Australia: 13-11-14 International Suicide Hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines ————————————————————————— Connect with us! Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST: 1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 ————————————————————————— 2) Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3) Subscribe to us on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeK Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-recharge Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w ————————————————————————— Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge.  Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

May 27

18 min 44 sec

Dr. John Demartini’s books and podcasts taught me a tremendous amount about the law of attraction and living with gratefulness and changed how I view life. He shares his insight on the topic of core values, which are the vales that are most important to each of us. For some, this is learning or respecting others’ time or not being wasteful. For others, it may be teaching, being present in the moment, generosity or spontaneous fun. Each person has a different set of core values as life is not black and white and there are many shades of gray and colors. Besides most universally accepted divine laws such as, “Murder is bad,” there are no universal values, as everyone has a different focus which they bring to the table. Many people do not know what their core values actually are and Dr. Demartini has developed  an assessment tool (https://drdemartini.com/values/) that helps people understand what will bring them the most fulfillment in life. This assessment is based on our current actions and "thought" life. We run our lives according to values, whether we perceive it or not. Each decision we make, requires us to prioritize. When we choose one value, we ignore another. What we actually choose to do from our limited resources of time, energy, and money, indicates what we value most. Sometimes, we find that which we actually value is not what we or others hoped it to be, but if we embrace what our true values are, we can become the person we’re truly meant to be. Dr. Demartini has worked with many parents to assess what is “wrong” with their children. Why aren't they being successful? Why can't they live up to expectations? Dr. Demartini has found that often, the problem is not that the child is being lazy or defiant, but that they are frustrated by not being allowed to live according to their core values. What they might need is someone to come talk to them and understand what matters to them on the deepest level. Parents and children can then work together to establish goals and set up a plan that makes sense to the child at their core, making them feel respected and free to live uniquely, as they were created to do. We also discussed what it means when we feel negative emotions and what that tell us about ourselves and about the people around us. If our anger is triggered, that is often a good indicator that what is happening goes against our values, giving us an opportunity to learn about the values of those who upset us. They are likely acting according to their own values, and we can learn more about what those values are by what they’ve said or done. Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! if we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes. It makes a huge difference! ————————————————————————— Work 1 on 1 with Matana - With our 1 on 1 coaching program, you can work directly with Matana. Get a free 30-minute fitting tryout call to see if this is right for you. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute, 1 on 1 Consultation Today. https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/ ————————————————————————— As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better. If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. ————————————————————————— Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind Group?  Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind ————————————————————————— Connect with Dr. Demartini Website: drdemartini.com Values Assessment: https://drdemartini.com/values/ Episode about Anger and Values: Spotify ————————————————————————— Quotes: “Whenever you're doing things that are low in your value, your self-worth goes down. So if you self-depreciate yourself, it's because you allow yourself to do things that aren't really deeply meaningful to you.“ @DrDemartini @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “We all want to be loved for who we are, but we're not even being ourselves to be able to be loved for it.“ @DrDemartini @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “Anytime there’s two people, exactly the same… one’s not necessary in the world.“ @DrDemartini @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “The reason we have a midlife crisis is because we have been trying to live by should’s and ought-to’s.“ @DrDemartini @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “Kids that don’t have meaning and aren’t inspired and aren’t free to do what inspires them will end up in the drug scene.“ @DrDemartini @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “We’re all on a journey of learning how to love the parts that we’ve been disowning.“ @DrDemartini @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge ————————————————————————— Topics Discussed: Healing depression with gratefulness and changing focus The negative effects of not living according to your values How to recognize your core values by observing your actions Working with your child’s values to help them succeed What your anger says about values ————————————————————————— Suicide Hotlines: USA: 1-800-273-8255 USA Crisis (Text): 741-741 Canada: 1-833-456-4566 United Kingdom: 116-123 Australia: 13-11-14 International Suicide Hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines ————————————————————————— Connect with us! Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST: 1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 ————————————————————————— 2) Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3) Subscribe to us on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeK Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-recharge Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w ————————————————————————— Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge.  Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

May 26

1 hr 18 min

As the Jewish Holiday of Shavuot approaches, Matana faces her Trauma, as this was the date that she had her first panic attack, which was the drive behind creating this podcast and creating a space dedicated to helping those in need who also suffer from depression and anxiety. In this solo episode, Matana shares her gratitude on having found a path to recovery and the techniques that she implements daily, to keep her on track and recovery. Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! if we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes. It makes a huge difference! ————————————————————————— Work 1 on 1 with Matana - With our 1 on 1 coaching program, you can work directly with Matana. Get a free 30-minute fitting tryout call to see if this is right for you. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute, 1 on 1 Consultation Today. https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/ ————————————————————————— As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better. If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. ————————————————————————— Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind Group?  Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind ————————————————————————— Suicide Hotlines: USA: 1-800-273-8255 USA Crisis (Text): 741-741 Canada: 1-833-456-4566 United Kingdom: 116-123 Australia: 13-11-14 International Suicide Hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines ————————————————————————— Connect with us! Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST: 1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 ————————————————————————— 2) Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3) Subscribe to us on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeK Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-recharge Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w ————————————————————————— Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge.  Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

May 16

15 min 25 sec

Dr. Karin Anderson Abrell shares her story of choosing to let her core values lead her life, even when others don’t understand. She was unwed until her 40’s because she would not settle for a marriage that did not align with her values. Because of this experience, much of her work has been about helping others thrive as a single person. Our decisions and feelings are based on values. We need to understand our core values before we can begin the work of changing our thoughts and our mindset because values are the foundation for our thoughts. We also need to understand what is most important to us before we enter into commitments such as marriage. In most situations, partners need to agree on religion, because it permeates so much of our lives. if one’s partner thinks your beliefs don’t make sense, it will be hard to connect with them or make decisions together. How do we determine what our core values are? One good indicator of a value is that one get into fights with people about it. Maybe it’s punctuality, finances, politics, religion, expectations, or your definition of success. Pay attention to what makes you angry, and then ask why. What is the reason behind your strong emotion? Is it respect? Safety?  Exploration of the values handed down to you by your family of origin is an important part of the process of individuation. If you want to know what your values are, you must find out if you really agree with what you were taught as a child. Your parents might not approve,, but if the rules you live by do not sit well in your soul, you will might not find the happiness you seek. You might even have a meltdown and end up questioning everything anyway, so you might as well do the work now, before you fall apart. Therapy is a great place to find out who you are and how to grow to live without compromising your values. Finding the right therapist can be a challenge, especially if you are not aware of what your values are. If your therapist does not believe that your values are important, it will be hard for you to make progress. Don’t despair - keep looking until you find someone who aligns with what is important to you. At the end of this episode, Dr. Karin and I discuss the power of positive mindset practices. We have both personally improved our lives so drastically by making simple changes like taking time for gratefulness and choosing to smile. We have committed to staying mentally healthy, and to do that, we need a positive outlook. You can find a lot of information on this topic in other episodes of Hope to Recharge. Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! if we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes. It makes a huge difference! ————————————————————————— Work 1 on 1 with Matana - With our 1 on 1 coaching program, you can work directly with Matana. Get a free 30-minute fitting tryout call to see if this is right for you. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute, 1 on 1 Consultation Today. https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/ ————————————————————————— As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better. If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. ————————————————————————— Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind Group?  Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind ————————————————————————— Connect with Dr. Karin Anderson Abrell: Website: https://loveandlifemedia.com/  Podcast: https://loveandlifemedia.com/topics/podcast-posts/  Ask a Question: https://loveandlifemedia.com/ask-a-question  Instagram: @dr.karin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dr.KarinAndersonAbrell Book: Single is the New Black; Don’t Wear White till it’s Right ————————————————————————— Quotes: “Does this person fit in the movie of my life?” @SarahBlakley @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “Take charge of your thoughts; take charge of your life.” @KarinAndersonAbrell @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “It’s okay to be okay. It’s not a sin, even though people are struggling.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “It's not fake positivity. It's noticing where the positive is and elevating it.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “Figure out what drives you, what you want to achieve and you can achieve it.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge ————————————————————————— Topics Discussed: Finding your core values Finding a life partner who aligns with your values Practicing positivity and mindfulness ————————————————————————— Suicide Hotlines: USA: 1-800-273-8255 USA Crisis (Text): 741-741 Canada: 1-833-456-4566 United Kingdom: 116-123 Australia: 13-11-14 International Suicide Hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines ————————————————————————— Connect with us! Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST: 1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 ————————————————————————— 2) Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3) Subscribe to us on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeK Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-recharge Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w ————————————————————————— Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge.  Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

May 13

1 hr 13 min

Borderline Personality disorder is often stigmatized and rarely mentioned in public circles as a topic of discussion. There is much shame around it and those diagnosed with it often keep it clandestine and private so as not to be exposed for the darkness they carry within them. Dr. Kobernick is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Founder and Director of The CBT/DBT Center. DBT stands for Dialectical Behavior Therapy which is a "behavior therapy". She helps patients target behaviors in order to affect how they are feeling. The additional layer here is Dialectics - which is a type of philosophy that states that there are always multiple truths and more than one way of looking at something in our world. This is important because it helps us to see the grays rather than getting stuck in the black and white. Having big emotions is a wonderful thing. People with big emotions can be the best artists, musicians, lovers, parents and nurturers. But, those emotions need to be navigated with the right skills and tools. Learning mindfulness and how to listen to her emotions helped Dr. Kobernick in her own childhood with big emotions.  The two elements that Dr. Kobernick focuses on when she treats patients with DBT are acceptance and change. So, the way it works is at any given moment a patient needs to accept reality as it is and they are working towards change in their lives. They both - acceptance and change - need to exist. You cannot push for change if you are not in acceptance. Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! if we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes. It makes a huge difference! ————————————————————————— Work 1 on 1 with Matana - With our 1 on 1 coaching program, you can work directly with Matana. Get a free 30-minute fitting tryout call to see if this is right for you. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute, 1 on 1 Consultation Today. https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/ ————————————————————————— As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better. If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. ————————————————————————— Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind Group?  Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind ————————————————————————— Connect with Dr. Kobernick: https://www.thecbtdbtcenter.com https://www.themindfulwoman.org email: info@themindfulwoman.org ————————————————————————— Quotes: “You can do nothing, you can fix it, you can change how you feel about it, or you can make it worse, right. Or you can accept.” @Dr. Chaya Lieba Kobernick @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “If you really passionate what you do and you really want to change people's lives, then you have to think about what actually works and not about what feels right.” @Dr. Chaya Lieba Kobernick @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “Skills are not exclusive for therapists. Anybody can pick up a book and can read about these skills and learn these skills.” @Dr. Chaya Lieba Kobernick @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “My child is a block of marble. I have to chip the block of marble to create David the statute.” @Dr. Chaya Lieba Kobernick @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “(Be) willing to stay committed to being alive, even with suicidal urges” @Dr. Chaya Lieba Kobernick @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge ————————————————————————— Topics Discussed: Committing to doing treatment  Different parts of DBT Skills to discuss with a therapist Setting Boundaries ————————————————————————— Suicide Hotlines: USA: 1-800-273-8255 USA Crisis (Text): 741-741 Canada: 1-833-456-4566 United Kingdom: 116-123 Australia: 13-11-14 International Suicide Hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines ————————————————————————— Connect with us! Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST: 1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 ————————————————————————— 2) Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3) Subscribe to us on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeK Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-recharge Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w ————————————————————————— Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge.  Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

May 6

52 min 58 sec

As we enter into May, Mental Health Awareness Month, we discuss our gratitude at having reached this milestone, one episode at a time. Reaching a 2 year mark is only because of you, our listeners and in this short episode, we invite you to share your story with us: - What does "Mental health Awareness" mean to you? - How have you gained from the Hope to Recharge podcast, to help your awareness? We invite you to email hopetorecharge@gmail.com, comment or join our Facebook group and let us know! Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! if we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes. It makes a huge difference! ————————————————————————— Work 1 on 1 with Matana - With our 1 on 1 coaching program, you can work directly with Matana. Get a free 30-minute fitting tryout call to see if this is right for you. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute, 1 on 1 Consultation Today. https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/ ————————————————————————— As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better. If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. ————————————————————————— Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind Group?  Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind ————————————————————————— Suicide Hotlines: USA: 1-800-273-8255 USA Crisis (Text): 741-741 Canada: 1-833-456-4566 United Kingdom: 116-123 Australia: 13-11-14 International Suicide Hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines ————————————————————————— Connect with us! Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST: 1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 ————————————————————————— 2) Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3) Subscribe to us on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeK Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-recharge Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w ————————————————————————— Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge.  Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

May 3

10 min 42 sec

Lisa Wells is raising a son with Borderline Personality Disorder. As a little boy, her child was diagnosed with ADHD. He was throwing furniture, had to be taken out of school and went through all kinds of treatment. He endured a lot of ridicule, punishment, and rejection from school staff for not behaving in the way they expected. Lisa assumes this contributed to the trauma which led to him to develop BPD and an older teen.  Lisa shared with me her strategies for staying afloat while her son is drowning. One of the components needed to able to care for your loved one’s high-needs is to realize that you can't be available for them 24/7. You are human too, and if you don't take care of yourself, you won't have anything left to give. This can be terrifying because there are so many “what if’s” and lack of control when you don't do everything that they need. In the long run, if you both want to enjoy your life more and be able to be available without burning out, you cannot place all of the responsibility for their survival on yourself. You sometimes have to let go, and that's okay.  Another major strategy Lisa utilizes on a daily basis, is to recognize and measure her physical and emotional capacity to help somebody else. If her son is calls her on the phone, Lisa will pause and take notice if she has at least 50% of her capability to deal with whatever situation might be. If she's already feeling overwhelmed by other things in life -- lacking sleep, the dog barking, and she's involved in getting something done, she takes a “self-care break”, works on her mindset to bring herself back up to at least 50%, and then chooses to reach out and support her son. Lisa has come to realize that the best way to help her son is simply using the practice of radical acceptance. No judgement. If he's only wearing one shoe, she won’t say something negative or critical, but just rolls with it. If he really wants some cigarettes, she will actually go buy them for him. If she shows up in his space, and it is clear that he really just needs to be left alone, she leaves. Fighting against whatever is going on in his life that isn't immediately life-threatening only makes him feel criticized, which can be a big trigger. Lisa chooses to believe that he's doing the best he can, and doesn't push him to be anyone besides who he is in that moment.  She communicates her boundaries with her son. When he has a meltdown, she will calmly say that she will not tolerate being yelled at. When a conversation starts to go off track, she will clearly tell him that she's not leaving forever; she just really needs to go get dinner on the table or do some other task, and she will call him again in a couple hours when they both have had time to regroup. Because so much that happens in his life seems like an emergency, it can be hard for him to understand how his mom could choose to not help him in his seemingly desperate situation, but she is working to help him understand that she is a person too, and her needs are just as legitimate as his own. Lisa relates how funny he is and how good he is at the things he's passionate aboutand often invites him over to help her with a project and delights in seeing how he finds the quickest and most efficient way to solve the problem she has presented him with. He loves to help out others. If he has a few extra dollars, he’ll go give it to a homeless person because he knows what it is like to be on the street. He loves being encouraging and making jokes with his neighbors and those around him. BPD is not all darkness. Those suffering from it are full of light… just often not for themselves. Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! if we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes. It makes a huge difference! ————————————————————————— Work 1 on 1 with Matana - With our 1 on 1 coaching program, you can work directly with Matana. Get a free 30-minute fitting tryout call to see if this is right for you. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute, 1 on 1 Consultation Today. https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/ ————————————————————————— As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better. If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. ————————————————————————— Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind Group?  Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind ————————————————————————— Connect with Lisa: (Business Website): https://lisarwells.com ————————————————————————— Quotes: “The last thing he needs is for me to be pointing stuff out to him if he’s having a rough day… So, I thought, “I’ll just kind of be with him,” and “How can I help him?” Instead of my mind immediately going to, “Why cant he?” It was, “How can I?” “@LisaWells @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “Don’t react. Breathe. Stop. Pause.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “If I can’t answer the phone with a smile, I probably shouldn’t be answering the phone.” @LisaWells @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “Instead of just slapping a label on it, what I’d like to do is to work toward asking him, “Tell me what you’re feeling right now.” … at least we can work through feelings rather than slapping a label on it and just saying, “Well, then, there’s nothing we can do about it.”” @LisaWells @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge ————————————————————————— Topics Discussed: Coping strategies for caregivers “Empathy with boundaries” Doing away with judgement Dealing with your child self-medicating Raising multiple children when one has severe health issues NAMI; the importance of peer support for caregivers ————————————————————————— Suicide Hotlines: USA: 1-800-273-8255 USA Crisis (Text): 741-741 Canada: 1-833-456-4566 United Kingdom: 116-123 Australia: 13-11-14 International Suicide Hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines ————————————————————————— Connect with us! Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST: 1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 ————————————————————————— 2) Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3) Subscribe to us on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeK Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-recharge Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w ————————————————————————— Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge.  Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Apr 26

46 min 44 sec

When Brina and Paul began to date, he was magnetic and charming. They had a connection from the first moment together having a drink. People at work had complained about Paul, saying he was aggressive and difficult. Brina never witnessed that side of him until about 6 months into their relationship, after Paul had too much to drink at a party. Not long after, Paul was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, after having been together almost 4 years and they had just gotten engaged. Brina knows every side of him, so when he begins to act in unexpected or scary ways, she is able to see the hurting child within, who just wants to be loved. Often, his emotions and expressions don’t match. He might be feeling happy, but he displays anger, because he breaks things. If he’s feeling angry, he displays deep sadness, sobbing. With the help of therapists, Brina has learned how to help him communicate his emotions and needs and to accept and honor her needs as well.  She has learned to communicate clearly with him what her plans and boundaries are, so that he feels less abandoned when she needs to do something “without him”.  I asked Brina if she ever feels guilty for triggering a mental health episode in Paul’s life. She explained to me how she understands that she is not responsible for the emotional response Paul might have to a choice that she has made. However, if she knows that something is likely to trigger him, she feels that she does have a responsibility, to at least prepare to make that choice, in the safest way possible. If Paul ever feels that Brina has knowingly hurt him, or vice versa, together, they choose a time when they can both calmly have a conversation about what happened.   Brina shared with me how much Paul has given to her and changed her life for the better. He is fun, energetic, and brilliant. When Brina comes up with  a hair-brained idea, he takes it as an intellectual challenge and figures out how to make it happen. Paul is able to draw her out of her shell, in ways she never thought possible. Without him, she might never have felt comfortable being on a podcast like this! Despite all the challenges, Paul has given her confidence and permission to dream of her own success. Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! if we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes. It makes a huge difference! ————————————————————————— Work 1 on 1 with Matana - With our 1 on 1 coaching program, you can work directly with Matana. Get a free 30-minute fitting tryout call to see if this is right for you. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute, 1 on 1 Consultation Today. https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/ ————————————————————————— As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better. If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. ————————————————————————— Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind Group?  Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind ————————————————————————— Connect with Brina: Facebook Instagram ————————————————————————— Quotes: “People that live with Borderline don’t have to be alone.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “Never go to the same therapist as your partner… they have this bias going into my treatment based on how they had treated him.” @BrinaMcNally @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “Give yourself grace. Not every moment am I going to be madly in love with him. Not every moment am I going to have the most compassion for him, and not every moment am I going to keep my temper and my cool with him.”  @BrinaMcNally @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “Abandonment is a huge issue for people with Borderline. Any time there’s a perceived abandonment -- it doesn’t even have to be an actual abandonment. It could just be you’re getting up to go to the next room, and they’re like, “Wait! Where are you going??”” @BrinaMcNally @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge ————————————————————————— Topics Discussed: How Brina came to be in a relationship with someone who has BPD Seeing loved ones as people who are hurting and struggling to communicate The misconceptions people have about those with BPD How to lovingly support someone with BPD and still take care of yourself ————————————————————————— Suicide Hotlines: USA: 1-800-273-8255 USA Crisis (Text): 741-741 Canada: 1-833-456-4566 United Kingdom: 116-123 Australia: 13-11-14 International Suicide Hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines ————————————————————————— Connect with us! Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST: 1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 ————————————————————————— 2) Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3) Subscribe to us on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeK Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-recharge Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w ————————————————————————— Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge.  Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Apr 20

1 hr 1 min

Hannah Galliers has navigated through her journey with Borderline Personality Disorder, known in the United Kingdom as Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD). Although Hannah's official diagnosis with BPD was recent, she has been on a healing journey through meditation and mindfulness practices and other therapies for several years. As with many people with BPD, she grew up in a broken environment where she was not allowed to process emotion. In college, she faced recovery from sexual assault, and shortly after, one of her best friends passed away. The realization that the path she was walking might lead to her death, pushed her to seek support for her mental health. It has taken years for Hannah to finally receive the official diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. Her upbeat demeanor and lack of skills to recognize and communicate her feelings kept the depth of her struggle from being recognized by both herself and the professionals she interacted with. Finally, when she got in to see a psychiatrist about a possible ADHD diagnosis, that doctor redirected her to BPD. Unfortunately, the best-known treatment for this disorder (DBT) is not readily available in England, so Hannah has not yet begun that course. The practices that have served her best in coping with BPD have been placing consistent structure in her day, reflecting on her long-term progress, and keeping her mindset open and positive. Hannah started this journey without a lot of support, but as she has chosen to be open about her struggles and work hard to feel better, she found the love of her life. She and her partner Michael, have a baby and a home and will soon be married. Michael has been very patient with her and been able to recognize when the illness is talking and not his beloved Hannah. Together, they navigated through pregnancy that was made more difficult not only by BPD but also COVID lockdown. Before Michael, she had typical experiences with romantic relationships: the ups and downs, emotional breakups, and instability… but today, there is hope. People like Michael do exist out there, who are willing to communicate, take everything with a grain of salt and a pound of patience, and to keep their loved one with BPD accountable to do what they need to feel better. Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! if we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes. It makes a huge difference! ————————————————————————— Work 1 on 1 with Matana - With our 1 on 1 coaching program, you can work directly with Matana. Get a free 30-minute fitting tryout call to see if this is right for you. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute, 1 on 1 Consultation Today. https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/ ————————————————————————— As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better. If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. ————————————————————————— Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind Group?  Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind ————————————————————————— Connect with Hannah: Facebook: Hannah Galliers Instagram: @Hannah Galliers Website: www.mymindfulnesscoach.co.uk/ ————————————————————————— Quotes: “Everything that I’ve been through has led me to this moment, and everything I have now, I’m very grateful for, and I wouldn’t change it for anything.” @HannahLucyGalliers @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “Part of my recovery is owning my truth and accepting it rather than just ignoring what’s going on”. @HannahLucyGalliers @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “It’s all bad stories. All you hear is about how, the people who are really ill and really need help, all you hear is about how they’re manipulative and trying to seek attention, when, actually, coming through my eyes, they just want to be loved half the time, and they just haven’t really received that in their life” @HannahLucyGalliers @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “If you only love yourself 10%, if someone loves you 20%, that seems amazing. But if you love yourself 100%, someone’s really gotta get up there to be amazing. And don’t settle because you’re worth so much more”. @HannahLucyGalliers @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge ————————————————————————— Topics Discussed: Borderline Personality Disorder (Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder) The struggle to be diagnosed and find treatment Romantic relationships with BPD Pregnancy with BPD ————————————————————————— Suicide Hotlines: USA: 1-800-273-8255 USA Crisis (Text): 741-741 Canada: 1-833-456-4566 United Kingdom: 116-123 Australia: 13-11-14 International Suicide Hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines ————————————————————————— Connect with us! Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST: 1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 ————————————————————————— 2) Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3) Subscribe to us on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeK Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-recharge Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w ————————————————————————— Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge.  Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Apr 14

44 min 45 sec

Debbie DeMarco Bennett grew up in a difficult home situation and moved to foster care as a teen. She went through her own Hell, and chose to go back, to help those who live there. For Debbie, recovery started with a diagnosis. She was hospitalized with dehydration. Because her emotions were so strong, her nerves caused her to throw everything up. Her partner and her best friend came to the E.R. and told her, that if she didn’t figure out what was causing these emotional responses and get help, they would abandon her. She told the hospital staff what her mental state was. The psychiatrist recognized some of her symptoms, did a diagnostic checklist, and diagnosed her with BPD. Debbie was relieved that there was a name for what she was experiencing, that she wasn’t the only one, and that the doctor had given her this hope: there was a treatment created specifically for people with her disorder called Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and their hospital had groups where she could go through the skills training course. As she began recovery, Debbie started writing a blog and created a Twitter account where she processed and documented what she learned. Her hope, was that another human might read her account and relate to her story. Soon, she had thousands of followers and messages pouring in from readers, many of whom were asking how they could access a therapy group. She realized she could offer them the hope that she had found, and started DBT Path. Now, dozen staff members later, they are able to offer DBT groups and other supports to people who are currently struggling in the same way she had been just a few years ago. There is hope for those with Borderline Personality Disorder and their communities. People with BPD have often been through horrific amounts of trauma and just may be some of the strongest people alive. They are waiting to be given a chance to heal, improve their lives, and contribute all the good they have to offer to their communities. People with BPD are so often immediately dismissed as a “hopeless case” or rejected and feared because of their unexpected behaviors. The stigma around this diagnosis is stronger than of almost any other mental illness. However, with education and proof of recovery, that stigma is slowly lifting. As people are able to find the right support system and persevere towards healing, the illness is not as destructive. Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! if we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes. It makes a huge difference! ————————————————————————— Work 1 on 1 with Matana - With our 1 on 1 coaching program, you can work directly with Matana. Get a free 30-minute fitting tryout call to see if this is right for you. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute, 1 on 1 Consultation Today. https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/ ————————————————————————— As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better. If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. ————————————————————————— Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind Group?  Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind ————————————————————————— Connect with Debbie: Emotionallysensitive.com Phone: 415-326-DBT5 Email: admin@emotionallysensitive.com Facebook:@EmotionallySensitive.DBTpath Twitter: @dbtpath YouTube: DBTPath Pinterest: DBT Path Instagram: @dbtpath Blog chronicling Debbie’s journey: Healing from BPD ————————————————————————— Quotes: “I don’t like this, but I can handle it.” @DebbieDeMarcoBennett @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “There’s not a lot of sympathy or a good understanding for people with this disorder... Education is needed. These are hurting people.” @DebbieDeMarcoBennett @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “They were never taught how to regulate their emotions, and they were never taught how to handle the different things that come up within them. How are they supposed to know unless someone is willing to meet them where they’re at-- even if they’re being nasty, even if they’re having trouble with lying or cutting themselves…? Somebody has to meet this person right where they’re at and love them and care for them and show them respect and have that empathy and that space to listen and to begin to help them”.  @DebbieDeMarcoBennett @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge ————————————————————————— Topics Discussed: Why BPD is so stigmatized Hope for those diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder The benefits of DBT groups ————————————————————————— Suicide Hotlines: USA: 1-800-273-8255 USA Crisis (Text): 741-741 Canada: 1-833-456-4566 United Kingdom: 116-123 Australia: 13-11-14 International Suicide Hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines ————————————————————————— Connect with us! Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST: 1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 ————————————————————————— 2) Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3) Subscribe to us on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeK Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-recharge Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w ————————————————————————— Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge.  Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Apr 8

1 hr 30 min

In this short solo episode, Matana outlines the coming episodes dedicated to discussing Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) with those affected by it. From being diagnoses to determining the elusive diagnosis, this crippling disorder causes shame, panic and few known treatment options. The stigma is real, but those suffering need not be alone. Join us in upcoming episodes and hear firsthand how those affected are determined to persevere. After a close friend loses her eldest son, Matana flew in to be there with her in time of tragedy. While Passover was too short of a Holiday, it provided the needed time to reflect about the important things in life and how we can each make a difference to those hurting around us. Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! if we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes. It makes a huge difference! ————————————————————————— Work 1 on 1 with Matana - With our 1 on 1 coaching program, you can work directly with Matana. Get a free 30-minute fitting tryout call to see if this is right for you. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute, 1 on 1 Consultation Today. https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/ ————————————————————————— As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better. If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. ————————————————————————— Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind Group?  Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind ————————————————————————— Suicide Hotlines: USA: 1-800-273-8255 USA Crisis (Text): 741-741 Canada: 1-833-456-4566 United Kingdom: 116-123 Australia: 13-11-14 International Suicide Hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines ————————————————————————— Connect with us! Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST: 1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 ————————————————————————— 2) Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3) Subscribe to us on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeK Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-recharge Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w ————————————————————————— Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge.  Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Apr 6

19 min 4 sec

Within the next 24 hours, more than 3,000 teenagers in the United States will attempt to take their own lives. Seventeen of them will succeed. Jackie Simmons' daughter, Stephanie, shared that statistic when delivering a speech which would change lives and inspire teens to come together with Stephanie's sisters and to create, "The Teen Suicide Prevention Society." When Stephanie was 14, she attempted suicide for the first time. Over the next several years, her mother placed her in different types of treatment programs, but never spoke with her directly about what she was going through. When Stephanie stood up and gave that speech, Jackie realized her huge mistake. Her daughter suggested to the audience, the solution to teen suicidality was prevention, not intervention, and that kids should be talked to about mental health, suicide, and strategies to deal with any difficulties they encounter before they were having a problem with it. That is the basis of their society. Today, they train people to be emotionally and mentally resilient and provide tools to talk with loved ones about suicide, before it appears to be a problem. Those who join the Teen Suicide Prevention Society receive a script on talking with their teens about suicide, tools to learn about where they stand, and to learn skills in mental and emotional resilience, and support from trained and professional staff. Joining is free, and access to most of the programs they offer are also free of charge. Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! if we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes. It makes a huge difference! ————————————————————————— Work 1 on 1 with Matana - With our 1 on 1 coaching program, you can work directly with Matana. Get a free 30-minute fitting tryout call to see if this is right for you. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute, 1 on 1 Consultation Today. https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/ ————————————————————————— As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better. If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. ————————————————————————— Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind Group?  Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind ————————————————————————— Connect with Jackie: Learn about & Join the Society YouTube Channel Jackie's Facebook Make a Donation Jackie's Book on Amazon: "Make it a Great Day" ————————————————————————— Quotes: “[I am] able to say with absolute certainty, that the silence on this topic is killing us. It's deadly.” @JackieSimmons @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “Here's a myth: people who attempt to die by suicide, whether they die or not, they're not looking to die. They just can't figure out how to live. They just don't know how to live with the pain… It's not a fascination with death. It is literally, that's the only option they can see in that moment.” @JackieSimmons @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “What if there's no sign of struggle? … the first sign is often a [suicide] attempt.“ @JackieSimmons @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “The reality is according to Freud, suicidal thoughts are normal. They're part of the natural problem solving abilities of the brain. They're part of our worst case scenario mechanism. They are there for a reason they can spur problem-solving if we let it.” @JackieSimmons @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “Whatever age your kid is now, now is the right time to start… we can't afford to wait. We can't afford to wait for there to be signs, for us to think that there's a risk factor, for there to be some reason to have the talk.” The reason to have the talk about suicide is because they're still breathing. @JackieSimmons @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge ————————————————————————— Topics Discussed: Teen suicidality Talking about suicide with loved ones Building emotional and mental resilience Preventing suicide proactively, not just reacting to an attempt or cry for help ————————————————————————— Suicide Hotlines: USA: 1-800-273-8255 USA Crisis (Text): 741-741 Canada: 1-833-456-4566 United Kingdom: 116-123 Australia: 13-11-14 International Suicide Hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines ————————————————————————— Connect with us! Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST: 1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 ————————————————————————— 2) Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3) Subscribe to us on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeK Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-recharge Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w ————————————————————————— Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge.  Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Mar 23

1 hr 1 min

I had the privilege of talking with Avremi Gourarie about the life of his daughter Yocheved, her struggle with an eating disorder, depression and her heartbreaking recent death. On December 22, 2020, 24 year old Yocheved took her own life. Yocheved was a kind and thoughtful person. Loved by all. She was a top student, always maintaining perfect grades in school and at the time of her passing, was in the process of applying to PHD nursing programs. Posthumously, the family learned that she was accepted at Columbia University in their DNP program on track to becoming a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Unfortunately, her battle with mental illness raged, and she succumbed to it, not having fulfilled her dreams. Avremi shared with me all that their family had done to support Yocheved throughout her struggle. She attended a Modern Orthodox High School, which was less restrictive than the Chabad school that she had previously attended. They assembled a therapy team, which included a stint at a residential facility specializing in eating disorders. Family and friends provided the needed financial support and other provisions so they could focus on helping her life improve. The day of Yocheved's death came as a surprise to Avremi, who thought she was being supervised and making progress. The Gouraries and their community are still grieving, processing, and continuing to learn more about mental health issues as they ask themselves the hard questions - What happened? Avremi and I touched on so many important topics in this episode that we could not cover in such a short time. Stay tuned for more episodes covering such subjects of being the parent of a child battling mental illness, siblings of kids with mental illness, and how to balance religion with necessary treatments. Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! if we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes. It makes a huge difference! ————————————————————————— Work 1 on 1 with Matana - With our 1 on 1 coaching program, you can work directly with Matana. Get a free 30-minute fitting tryout call to see if this is right for you. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute, 1 on 1 Consultation Today. https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/ ————————————————————————— As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better. If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. ————————————————————————— Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind Group?  Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind ————————————————————————— Connect with Avremi: Instagram Facebook Twitter Soundcloud ————————————————————————— Quotes: "It was very important to my wife and I that we didn't put religion ahead of cure." @AvremiGourarie @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge "There's so much pain for [parents whose children have committed suicide]. There's so much loneliness because they feel like failures and what they need to know that they're heroes, heroes." @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge "She refused to consider going to any kind of nutritional counseling for eating disorder."@AvremiGourarie @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge "The reason, I suspect, is because an eating disorder is something that it gives them control of something. If you're going to get nutritional support for it and they tell you, "You can't do this, but you got to do that." [The patient loses] control." @AvremiGourarie @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge ————————————————————————— Topics Discussed: Eating disorders Suicide Parenting struggling teens/young adults Religion and healing mental health ————————————————————————— Suicide Hotlines: USA: 1-800-273-8255 USA Crisis (Text): 741-741 Canada: 1-833-456-4566 United Kingdom: 116-123 Australia: 13-11-14 International Suicide Hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines ————————————————————————— Connect with us! Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST: 1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 ————————————————————————— 2) Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3) Subscribe to us on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeK Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-recharge Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w ————————————————————————— Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge.  Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Mar 14

53 min 55 sec

Bracha Goetz walks us through her journey to finding purpose in her life. Her search began at age 12 when she started wondering what the point of anything was and feeling very empty inside. She thought there must be more to life than what those around her do and expected her to do. She began her struggle with food, experimented with drugs and sought out religions and philosophical schools of thought. As an adult in medical school, Bracha came upon a Jewish school in Israel for those searching for truth and clarity. It was there she encountered the Almighty and found true fulfillment for the first time. Her desire for junk food diminished drastically.  Her transformation lay in teachings by Rabbi Noah Weinberg, of Aish HaTorah, called the 5 Pleasures. We must first understand the core truth of creation, that humans were created to find the most pleasure they can on this planet. There are five basic levels of pleasure in the human experience. (1) The physical five senses, the most basic level of pleasure - food, nature, music , etc. (2) Love -  appreciation for other human beings.  (3) Meaning-- having a reason behind what you do and connecting to your community in a deeper way.  (4) Creativity -  the joy of creative freedom and using our natural gifts for a purpose.  (5) Transcendence, or clarity. When you can perceive and understand truths about God, people and the world around you and about yourself. We typically dwell in levels one through three.  Levels four and five are rare, but when we experience them, we never forget them and continue to pursue them. Many people turn to addiction, including disordered eating, because they have not reached higher levels of pleasure and purpose. Almost all addiction is seated in the first level - the physical. When not fulfilled in the higher levels or not finding spiritual connection in the physical world, we seek more and more pleasure in the lower levels. Unfortunately, those pursuits can never provide what we seek. If you have trouble finding joy and purpose in your life, try some of the exercises suggested by Bracha. Try noticing small things that are pleasurable to you. For instance, focus on an orange and notice its color, fragrance, texture, flavor - and any other pleasurable details. Connecting to what you eat the way it was intended, is a spiritual experience, which will deeply connect you to the universe and to your creator. If you have experienced emotional trauma, it will be challenging, but don’t give up. If you find yourself doing something unhealthy, pause. Try switching activities. Dance around the house. Interact with other humans. Go outside. Then come back to that bag of chips and see if you still desire them as strongly. Oftentimes, you will find you were not truly feeding your soul, only your temporary, physical pleasure sensors. If you do finish that bag of chips, observe how you feel afterwards. Do you feel more whole? More clear and purposeful? Grateful? Or did it make you feel bad about yourself? We hope you take the time to find pleasure in the "small things". What do you do? We'd love to hear. Share your thoughts with us in our private Facebook group. Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! if we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes. It makes a huge difference! ————————————————————————— Work 1 on 1 with Matana - With our 1 on 1 coaching program, you can work directly with Matana. Get a free 30-minute fitting tryout call to see if this is right for you. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute, 1 on 1 Consultation Today. https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/ ————————————————————————— As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better. If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. ————————————————————————— Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind Group?  Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind ————————————————————————— Connect with Bracha: Facebook: Bracha Goetz Instagram: @brachagoetz Amazon Page Book: Searching for God in the Garbage ————————————————————————— Quotes: "The big bag of potato chips stops calling your name when you fill up with other pleasures." @Bracha Goetz @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge "Comfort is the opposite of pleasure… pain is not the opposite of pleasure. There could be pain involved in pleasure… but comfort stops us for reaching for pleasure when I’m stuffing my face." @Bracha Goetz @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge "Hope is the part of your soul, that spark that nobody could cover up completely… it’s the resilience. It's an eternal light inside of every person... And it’s still there. No matter what. So the whole thing is to nourish your soul and remove the garbage. Your soul is still shining there so that you’ll be able to feel it and see it and experience it… it’s the part of you that’s a part of God. It is infinite." @Bracha Goetz @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge "[The addiction to joy] doesn’t make your life unmanageable at all because you keep it up from a source of understanding with spirituality." @Bracha Goetz @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge ————————————————————————— Topics Discussed The search for purpose and joy 5 Levels of Pleasure Finding spiritual connection through pleasure ————————————————————————— Suicide Hotlines: USA: 1-800-273-8255 USA Crisis (Text): 741-741 Canada: 1-833-456-4566 United Kingdom: 116-123 Australia: 13-11-14 International Suicide Hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines ————————————————————————— Connect with us! Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST: 1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 ————————————————————————— 2) Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3) Subscribe to us on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeK Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-recharge Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w ————————————————————————— Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge.  Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Mar 8

1 hr 1 min

We are back after having taking February off. Many incredible things happened over the course of this month. A distant friend sent me a book on "Nishmat", the very prayer I try to practice each morning. Several other friends and acquaintances also sent gifts and notes that went exactly in line with what I was doing. Speaking engagements also fell into line. Simply pursuing what one wants, sends energy out into the universe that leads people to (unknowingly) do things for us. Taking time off allows us to pursue what our hearts truly desire and love to do. Speaking to those in need feeds my soul, and because I had cleared my schedule, I was able to take on several last-minute engagements. The long lasting snowstorms made me yearn for summer but also reminds me that time heals. As winter will eventually come to an end, hard times in life won’t last forever. When struggling with having to wear so many layers of clothing to keep warm in the bitter cold days, I picture the day that is coming: the day when I'll be able to throw on flip flops and run out the door into the sun. That imagery gives hope and a smile about the future, which helps us to endure the present. We can know that whatever season we are in won’t last for the rest of our lives. Something better is coming, and if we focus on that, we can smile and keep going. Silence has been proven to be important for success. In the silence, the issues we are hiding from come up, and we have to deal with them. If we continue to pretend they don’t exist, we will never grow. We also need time to rest, to recharge, and to reflect on who we are and what we are doing and why. We need time to remember what will feed our souls. Rather than getting caught up in the hurricane of life and doing what we’re told, stop. Think. What do you actually want to do? Taking a break is so important in so many ways. We should all find a way to do so regularly. Give yourself that gift. You deserve it. Coming this month: more episodes about teens and mental health Thank you for listening to Hope to Recharge! if we are important to you, help us out and Leave us a review on iTunes. It makes a huge difference! We hope you also take the time to pause, in order to heal and become stronger. What do you do in order to unwind and regroup? We'd love to hear. Share your thoughts with us in our private Facebook group. ————————————————————————— Work 1 on 1 with Matana - With our 1 on 1 coaching program, you can work directly with Matana. Get a free 30-minute fitting tryout call to see if this is right for you. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute, 1 on 1 Consultation Today. https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/ ————————————————————————— As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better. If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. ————————————————————————— Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind Group?  Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind ————————————————————————— Quotes: “The amount of energy I accumulated this past month for the next 10 months of the year is something that I could not have acquired if I didn’t. press. pause” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “This month was all about saying ‘Yes’ to what I wanted… everything I did was out of want, desire.”@MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “But when I said yes, I said yes, because I wanted the action of delivering my journey. But the moment of is so precious.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “Silence is essential to growth because you know what comes up in silence, all the messy parts that we get to address and move out of the way we have to clean ourselves out.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “We don't have to have clarity. We have to just say yes or no to things that feel right or wrong and then moves forward. Same thing with healing.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “Don't wait until the future to be happy. Bring that vision of the future into the now and then you're happy.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge ————————————————————————— Topics Discussed The power of saying "Nishmat", a prayer of gratitude. The importance of meditation, mindfulness, reading books The gift of pressing pause The power of positive energy Choosing to pursue only what makes you feel good, despite expectations Being grateful for the future that is coming ————————————————————————— Suicide Hotlines: USA: 1-800-273-8255 USA Crisis (Text): 741-741 Canada: 1-833-456-4566 United Kingdom: 116-123 Australia: 13-11-14 International Suicide Hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines ————————————————————————— Connect with us! Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST: 1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 ————————————————————————— 2) Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3) Subscribe to us on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeK Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-recharge Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w ————————————————————————— Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge.  Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Feb 25

20 min 41 sec

In this short episode, Matana shares her joy at Hope To Recharge podcast reaching a new milestone of 50,000 downloads. In order to improve herself, and her work, she, as most people, require the time to reflect, recharge and focus, and will be going on a short break. Resuming in March with new content, it's important for us all to pamper ourselves with needed rest to enjoy our growth. Incorporating meditation and self inflection are key components of relaxation and in moving forward with positivity. What do you do to in order to recharge? We'd love to hear. Share your thoughts with us in our private Facebook group. ————————————————————————— Work 1 on 1 with Matana - With our 1 on 1 coaching program, you can work directly with Matana. Get a free 30-minute fitting tryout call to see if this is right for you. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute, 1 on 1 Consultation Today. https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/ ————————————————————————— As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better. If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. ————————————————————————— Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind Group?  Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind ————————————————————————— Topics Discussed Appreciating our accomplishments Pausing in order to recharge Understanding your limits Upcoming episodes preview ————————————————————————— Suicide Hotlines: USA: 1-800-273-8255 USA Crisis (Text): 741-741 Canada: 1-833-456-4566 United Kingdom: 116-123 Australia: 13-11-14 International Suicide Hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines ————————————————————————— Connect with us! Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST: 1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 ————————————————————————— 2) Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3) Subscribe to us on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeK Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-recharge Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w ————————————————————————— Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge.  Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Feb 2

9 min 18 sec

Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge.  Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code. ————————————————————————— Sari Dana tells us her story of how she chose to move away from dieting after a long struggle with binge eating. She chose to give her body unconditional acceptance and love, no matter what happened to her size, which put her in a much healthier place both mentally and physically than she had been before. Her passion to empower everyone involved in working with teens, including the kids themselves, is to retrain their minds to see themselves as a whole person, not just their bodies or any other part, and to love every part unconditionally. Once they have started that work in themselves, they can start to guide others as well.  Sari leads groups about developing healthy relationships with food by having healthy relationships with your mind and accepting every part of who you are unconditionally, by beginning with the invisible, through positive affirmations.  No two people are the same. Healthy sizes and exercise levels for one person could be quite dangerous for another. We tend to focus so much on outward appearance when 95% of who we are comes from inside our brains. Our thoughts, feelings, and energy shape who we are as people, yet, people often tend to care about the 5% of us which only we can see. ————————————————————————— Work 1 on 1 with Matana - With our 1 on 1 coaching program, you can work directly with Matana. Get a free 30-minute fitting tryout call to see if this is right for you. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute, 1 on 1 Consultation Today. https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/ ————————————————————————— As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better. If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. ————————————————————————— Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind Group?  Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind ————————————————————————— Connect with Sari: Website: www.Saridananyc.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/zensari_/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/sari.dana.58 ————————————————————————— Quotes “Believe in [your] whole self. And when we don’t have a sense of our body image complete with the whole self, then it’s not complete.” @SariDana #HopetoRecharge “Health does not come in just one shape. A skinny person could be unhealthy; a fat person could be unhealthy, and vice versa.” @SariDana #HopetoRecharge “Wide, skinny, tall, thin… it has nothing to do with what we’re contributing to society. It has nothing to do with our self-worth.” @SariDana #HopetoRecharge “95% of our being is invisible. Our thoughts, our feelings, our energy… those are things no one can see, and yet, for decades… we have been focusing on the 5% that we could see.” @SariDana #HopetoRecharge “You cannot hate yourself into a diet because it’s never gonna work.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge ————————————————————————— Topics Discussed Loving the whole self Dieting & relationship with food The definition of “health” Positive energy Practices and courses to help women struggling with body image ————————————————————————— Suicide Hotlines: USA: 1-800-273-8255 USA Crisis (Text): 741-741 Canada: 1-833-456-4566 United Kingdom: 116-123 Australia: 13-11-14 International Suicide Hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines ————————————————————————— Connect with us! Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST: 1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 ————————————————————————— 2) Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3) Subscribe to us on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeK Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-recharge Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Jan 27

54 min 37 sec

Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge.  Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code. ————————————————————————— Growing up, Nichole and her family knew she was different; something just seemed “off.” But she wouldn’t get diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder until she was 20 years old. As a young child, she assumed everyone was having a similar inner experience to hers, so she didn’t even think to ask for help. Her parents didn’t understand how much was going on in her brain. During a manic episode, Nichole left home and moved in with a boy several hours away. When the mania subsided, she found herself in the deepest depression of her life. She took herself to the hospital many times, and was turned away every time before finally getting admitted for attempting suicide and being taken home by her parents. It can be difficult to be taken seriously when you go to the hospital with any condition. Taking someone along with you who can support and advocate for you, especially when you are not feeling well enough to speak up for your needs, can literally be a life saver. Nichole took us back to her childhood where she never felt at home with her peers. She preferred the company of teachers and other adults in her life. She begged her mom to homeschool her, but her family was unable to do so. Her struggle with social anxiety and bullying caused her to do whatever she could to hide. One of the most important things we can do to help ourselves or others who are struggling with mental illness is simply to talk about it. Have the conversation; bring it to light. No one has ever healed from pretending to be okay. Boundaries are also so important, whether in-person or online. Don’t be afraid to unfriend or unfollow or at least mute people. More importantly, surround yourself with loved ones and social media accounts that make you feel uplifted and healthy. You don’t have to keep following people or accounts that are no longer relevant or helpful to you. Finding the right medication can be such a struggle, and it took Nichole 7 years to reach this point where she feels stable AND doesn’t have negative side effects. Persistence is key. Don’t give up. Human support is also so important. Being part of a support group teaches you about your condition from the perspectives of people who are experiencing it and can not only relate to you, but also warn you about something you might experience later. Above all, don’t give up. There is always another beacon of hope around the corner. ————————————————————————— Work 1 on 1 with Matana - With our 1 on 1 coaching program, you can work directly with Matana. Get a free 30-minute fitting tryout call to see if this is right for you. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute, 1 on 1 Consultation Today. https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/ ————————————————————————— As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better. If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. ————————————————————————— Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind Group?  Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind ————————————————————————— Connect with Nicole: Instagram: @nicholehowson Facebook: Nichole Howson Mental Health Blog: Defying Shadows The Mighty Profile: Nichole Howson Business Website: aimsmmarketing.com ————————————————————————— Quotes “I just assumed everybody felt the same way, and I didn’t understand how everyone was functioning”. @NicholeHowson #HopetoRecharge “Talking about it won’t cause it to happen… if we’re talking about depression or anxiety or self-harm… it brings to light the people who are struggling. It’s not causing it; it’s helping them”. @NicholeHowson #HopetoRecharge “We work really hard to heal… It’s not like we get to the finish of healing and, “Ok, we’re all better.” It's every day. Every day is a healing journey for us because we choose to live a healthy life”. @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “I wish every person that was struggling would be able to get the support they need without having to fight for it”. @NicholeHowson #HopetoRecharge “Don’t give up. There is help out there; we just have to get it for you”. @NicholeHowson #HopetoRecharge ————————————————————————— Topics Discussed Growing up with bipolar (and not knowing it) Boundaries Social media toxicity Medication and support groups Hope ————————————————————————— Suicide Hotlines: USA: 1-800-273-8255 USA Crisis (Text): 741-741 Canada: 1-833-456-4566 United Kingdom: 116-123 Australia: 13-11-14 International Suicide Hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines ————————————————————————— Connect with us! Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST: 1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 ————————————————————————— 2) Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3) Subscribe to us on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeK Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-recharge Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Jan 19

44 min 52 sec

Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge.  Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code ————————————————————————— Laura Messner grew up in a typical home until her parents divorced when she was eight years old. After she became aware of how little she got to see her father, she began chasing after perfection in every way she could think of to “earn” his attention... until she developed an eating disorder and eventually attempted suicide. She came to learn self-love and to take responsibility for her own pain and healing journey. As a teenager, she resisted help because she was unwilling to admit that everything inside was not perfect. It wasn’t until her late twenties that she came to understand that her struggles stemmed from the pain she felt from seeing herself as a victim of her father’s abandonment. Laura shares her insight of how healing comes from taking baby steps like practicing daily thankfulness, finding a group of loving people to support you, making healthy body choices, and figuring out in therapy what is causing you distress. It also comes from realizing that you alone have control of your life and choosing to see yourself and others through a compassionate lens. If you find yourself triggered into an emotional state, try asking, “What caused this? How can I fix this?” rather than allowing yourself to explode into a huge, long emotional display that makes you feel better because you are embracing your status as a victim. There is much stigma admitting we are struggling with mental health issues or even just that we have emotions. The stigma doesn’t make sense because everyone has struggles, and many who hide it, wish there was someone they could share it with. If we suppress difficult feelings, they can spread like cancer making it harder to heal. Sharing can lift such a huge burden off of your shoulders. If parents or others are not supportive, find a mentor you can talk to who will not report back to them because to live your best life, you need support. Finally, Laura shared with us about how she cares for her brother, Richard Junior, who is on the autism spectrum. Despite him not being able to give back as someone in a typical relationship would, she appreciates what he does give her, simply through his outlook on life. Richard Junior has taught her many things about life and love. As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better. If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. We also offer free 30-minute fitting calls for our coaching program. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! ————————————————————————— As we begin 2021, Matana looks back on 2020, recounting the blessing of having experienced a year devoted to gratitude. She highlights how she chose to be in the moments that are phenomenal, chose to highlight the gratitude moments and chose to live with an open, grateful heart. She shares how we can all invite miracles to our lives by focusing on the constant practice of gratitude, and coming to peace with things that didn’t go our way. A key strategy she shares is how she decided to undertake starting and ending the day with a smile, despite the challenges of that day, the hurt, pain or disappointment, and focus on gratitude, which allowed her to see miracles throughout the year. Matana offer us her "Gift of Light” special program, where she offers her listeners the option of working with her 1 on 1, over 8 sessions. This offer only has a small amount of slots open and is available for a limited time. The program is custom tailored to each individual and she will share her tools and techniques on topics she has implemented, such as gratitude, forgiveness, positive mindset and self love. Link: Gift Of Light program https://hopetorecharge.com/product/giftoflight/ ————————————————————————— Connect with Laura: Facebook: facebook.com/laura.messner Instagram: @wickedlmessner ————————————————————————— Topics Discussed: Growing up in perfectionism, depression, cutting, eating disorders, and suicide attempts Finding healing through self-love, gratefulness, and community Being willing to share your story to bring healing to yourself and others Advice for teens to overcome stigma and find support in their healing journey Caring for a brother with autism ————————————————————————— Quotes: "Nothing that happens to us defines us long-term unless we allow it to." @LauraMessner #HopetoRecharge "If there’s anybody that I’m upset with… Let’s say they find ways to try to hurt me… Instead of becoming that victim now… I take off that evil mask that they’re wearing, and I see the child in them… because they’re just covering up some of their own pains inside of themselves." @LauraMessner #HopetoRecharge "Acknowledge the pain. Give it space; say, “Wow, that hurt…” but, at the same time, I am going to choose to see what did work today." @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge "Hope is the knowing that there is more to life than what’s right in front of you." @LauraMessner #HopetoRecharge ————————————————————————— If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. We also offer free 30-minute fitting calls for our coaching program. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute Consultation Today. https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/ ————————————————————————— Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind?  Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind ————————————————————————— Suicide Hotlines: USA: 1-800-273-8255 USA Crisis (Text): 741-741 Canada: 1-833-456-4566 United Kingdom: 116-123 Australia: 13-11-14 International Suicide Hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines ————————————————————————— Connect with us! Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST: 1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 ————————————————————————— 2) Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3) Subscribe to us on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeK Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-recharge Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Jan 12

1 hr 5 min

Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge.  Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code ————————————————————————— Tammy Ozolins is an extraordinary teacher. She returns to tell us of how teachers face an uphill battle in the field, boots on the ground, in the daunting challenge of helping teens who suffer with mental illness. She chooses to highlight the importance of being a friend to a student rather than a disciplinarian. In one instance, this technique resulted in a 6th grade student confiding to her years later, that her support drove him to not only graduate, but to join the marine corps with pride in who he was and what he became. Many teachers are overwhelmed with the daunting task of teaching. However, awareness and sensitivity can often save the lives of their students. Being a supportive role model can often be the step that can bridge the gap to someone who is worthy of confiding in. Often, parents too may not be aware of the needs of their children and allowing the dialog to open up in a safe, healing space can be the difference between a child who opens up and a child that suffers in silence. That vulnerable bravery that a parent can muster is heroic and should be adopted by parents and teachers alike. Parents, like teachers, should ask questions when they notice something is different, but should then be patient. Don’t badger them. They know you’ve asked and are willing to talk. A good rule of thumb is to ask no more than once a day. Children are in the process of building their self image, want to be popular, and are bombarded by messages. Not only in person, but online. They need encouragement to be popular for being kind. They need to learn coping skills for when they experience bullying, and they need to know it’s okay to ask for help and who to go to. As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better. If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. We also offer free 30-minute fitting calls for our coaching program. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! ————————————————————————— As we begin 2021, Matana looks back on 2020, recounting the blessing of having experienced a year devoted to gratitude. She highlights how she chose to be in the moments that are phenomenal, chose to highlight the gratitude moments and chose to live with an open, grateful heart. She shares how we can all invite miracles to our lives by focusing on the constant practice of gratitude, and coming to peace with things that didn’t go our way. A key strategy she shares is how she decided to undertake starting and ending the day with a smile, despite the challenges of that day, the hurt, pain or disappointment, and focus on gratitude, which allowed her to see miracles throughout the year. Matana offer us her "Gift of Light” special program, where she offers her listeners the option of working with her 1 on 1, over 8 sessions. This offer only has a small amount of slots open and is available for a limited time. The program is custom tailored to each individual and she will share her tools and techniques on topics she has implemented, such as gratitude, forgiveness, positive mindset and self love. Link: Gift Of Light program https://hopetorecharge.com/product/giftoflight/ ————————————————————————— Topics Discussed: Learning how to reach out to children suffering from mental health issues Identifying signs and establishing trust with young people Providing a listening ear, being a loving support to children, regardless of how well they seem to be coping ————————————————————————— Quotes: “I'm a firm believer, a child is not going to speak to you unless they find trust in that adult, and love.” @TammyOzolins @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “I want them to remember how I made them feel. That's what important to me.” @TammyOzolins @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “Teachers should be having, especially now, a mental health unit. Statistics show that even young age elementary school kids are showing signs.” @TammyOzolins @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “I've been more vocal with children about my struggles because I want them to come to me, or their parents if they are having any problem.” @TammyOzolins @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “It's ok to feel sad. It's ok to feel anxious. You're safe and I'm not going to label you as a crazy person.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “My parents could have hugged and kissed me all day long and it wouldn't have done it for me since I had a chemical imbalance.” @TammyOzolins @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge Can you imagine being known as a teacher who saved lives? @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge ————————————————————————— If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. We also offer free 30-minute fitting calls for our coaching program. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute Consultation Today. https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/ ————————————————————————— Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind?  Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind ————————————————————————— Suicide Hotlines: USA: 1-800-273-8255 USA Crisis (Text): 741-741 Canada: 1-833-456-4566 United Kingdom: 116-123 Australia: 13-11-14 International Suicide Hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines ————————————————————————— Connect with us! Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST: 1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 ————————————————————————— 2) Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3) Subscribe to us on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeK Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-recharge Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Jan 6

1 hr 3 min

Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge.  Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code ————————————————————————— Dr. Aviva Weisbord, PhD, was a gift to humanity. Her untimely passing this past week brought forth stories of an incredible individual, who harnessed her innate talent to help others challenged with struggles, mental health issues, personal problems and become a life long devotee to public health organizations, all with extreme humility. Her focus was not myopic. Her vision was broad. She undertook personal responsibility to helping those with no one to help them, providing a listening ear, word of comfort, sage advice, albeit peppered with deep, profound and sensitive wisdom. She not only mastered her craft but made it the standard to which all others would strive to reach. As we begin 2021, Matana reflects back on some of the gains made last year, and how she implemented tools to heal, and looking at lessons learned from Dr. Weisbord on how to incorporate her lessons in humanity as tools to healing. As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better. If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. We also offer free 30-minute fitting calls for our coaching program. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! ————————————————————————— As we begin 2021, Matana looks back on 2020, recounting the blessing of having experienced a year devoted to gratitude. She highlights how she chose to be in the moments that are phenomenal, chose to highlight the gratitude moments and chose to live with an open, grateful heart. She shares how we can all invite miracles to our lives by focusing on the constant practice of gratitude, and coming to peace with things that didn’t go our way. A key strategy she shares is how she decided to undertake starting and ending the day with a smile, despite the challenges of that day, the hurt, pain or disappointment, and focus on gratitude, which allowed her to see miracles throughout the year. Matana offer us her "Gift of Light” special program, where she offers her listeners the option of working with her 1 on 1, over 8 sessions. This offer only has a small amount of slots open and is available for a limited time. The program is custom tailored to each individual and she will share her tools and techniques on topics she has implemented, such as gratitude, forgiveness, positive mindset and self love. Link: Gift Of Light program https://hopetorecharge.com/product/giftoflight/ ————————————————————————— Topics Discussed: Appreciating those lost and their values Looking forward to 2021 Highlighting the good even though we are in pain ————————————————————————— Quotes: “In her eulogy, he summed up her life, her legacy in gratitude by thanking all those who gave her care in the last few months.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “If needed, she'd sit on the floor with children, playing marbles, if that's what they needed, even though she was a Phd.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “What a lesson. We can look at the good, highlight the good, even with a broken heart.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge ————————————————————————— If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. We also offer free 30-minute fitting calls for our coaching program. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute Consultation Today. https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/ ————————————————————————— Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind?  Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind ————————————————————————— Suicide Hotlines: USA: 1-800-273-8255 USA Crisis (Text): 741-741 Canada: 1-833-456-4566 United Kingdom: 116-123 Australia: 13-11-14 International Suicide Hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines ————————————————————————— Connect with us! Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST: 1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 ————————————————————————— 2) Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3) Subscribe to us on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeK Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-recharge Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Jan 4

8 min 35 sec

Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge.  Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code ————————————————————————— As 2020 comes to a close, we continue discussing our ability to harness the power of resilience that can be accomplished when focusing with gratitude. It is crucial to learn how to shield ourselves and create boundaries from things that are harmful to us and to become aware of our triggers. We learn to say “no” things that will hurt us and give ourselves permission to ask, “Is what I’m going to do going to help me in my recovery, or is it going to set me back”. We reflect back on 2020 not as a year of failure, but instead, we celebrate the growth we’ve accomplished in our desire to improve and grow. Our actions - the steps we’ve taken and our intent and drive to become better, prove that we have the proper motivation, we will succeed in our goal and we should write down all the gifts that resilience gave us throughout the year. In her TED Talk entitled “The three secrets of resilient people”, Dr. Lucy Hone, who lost her daughter in an automobile accident, shares with us a powerful map to increase our ability to heal and move forward. As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better. If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. We also offer free 30-minute fitting calls (https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/) for our coaching program. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! ————————————————————————— As we end the holiday season, Matana rediscovers her year, recounting the blessing of having experienced a year devoted to gratitude. She highlights how she chose to be in the moments that are phenomenal, chose to highlight the gratitude moments and chose to live with an open, grateful heart. She shares how we can all invite miracles to our lives by focusing on the constant practice of gratitude, and coming to peace with things that didn’t go our way. A key strategy she shares is how she decided to undertake starting and ending the day with a smile, despite the challenges of that day, the hurt, pain or disappointment, and focus on gratitude, which allowed her to see miracles throughout the year. Matana introduces us to her “Gift of Light” special program, where she offers her listeners the option of working with her 1 on 1, over 8 sessions. This offer only has a small amount of slots open and is available for a limited time. The program is custom tailored to each individual and she will share her tools and techniques on topics she has implemented, such as gratitude, forgiveness, positive mindset and self love. Link: Gift Of Light program (https://hopetorecharge.com/product/giftoflight) ————————————————————————— Link to Dr. Lucy Hone’s Ted Talk: (youtube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWH8N-BvhAw ————————————————————————— Topics Discussed: Creating boundaries and not allowing negativity in Focusing on Gratitude as a tool to become resilient Avoiding triggers even though they may be “juicy” Making the choice to focus on the good ————————————————————————— Quotes: “It’s so much easier to stay the in victim place and the pity party.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge   “Resilience is walking through the pain even though its brutal, and I’m not going to deny it.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge   “Resilience people acknowledge that life comes with pain.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge   “Select out negative thoughts to not allow them into your mind.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge   “We don’t have to know how to get from A to Z. All we have to do is get to the next step. THAT is resilience.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge   “Put reminders to hunt down the good stuff.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge ————————————————————————— If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. We also offer free 30-minute fitting calls for our coaching program. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute Consultation Today. https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/ ————————————————————————— Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind?  Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind ————————————————————————— Suicide Hotlines: USA: 1-800-273-8255 USA Crisis (Text): 741-741 Canada: 1-833-456-4566 United Kingdom: 116-123 Australia: 13-11-14 International Suicide Hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines ————————————————————————— Connect with us! Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST: 1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 ————————————————————————— 2) Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3) Subscribe to us on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeK Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-recharge Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w  Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Dec 2020

21 min 29 sec

Paul Cummings had a stroke three years ago and lost his speech, the ability to understand others, the ability to read and write and difficulty moving his muscles. Doctors told him he would never be able to write or speak again. Paul advocated getting a coach for whatever we are trying to accomplish. Kristina, his first speaking coach, was his speech therapist She gave him a book of 40,000 words, to which he devoted 14 hours a day tracing and copying. He didn't know what the letters were, how they sounded, or what the words meant. Now, he knows 30,000 of those words and teaches others  with similar conditions to read and speak again. Prior to his stroke, Paul was a world renowned speaker on the topic of positive mindset. Although his speech was shut down by the stroke and he was unable to share his wisdom with others, he followed his own advice throughout his recovery. It only took him 6 weeks to learn how to write again. When a person’s brain has known how to do something in the past, it doesn't take as long to recover that ability again. Paul practices the technique of speaking words in different kinds of voices so that his brain can remember the phrase in different ways. Paul emphasizes that negativity has no place in the recovery process. When doctors and loved ones preach that one is doomed, tune them out and speak positive affirmations into your life. With belief that one can get better and the willingness to work incredibly hard to get there, recovery is possible. As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better. If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. We also offer free 30-minute fitting calls (https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/) for our coaching program. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! ————————————————————————— As we enter the holiday season, Matana rediscovers her year, recounting the blessing of having experienced a year devoted to gratitude. She highlights how she chose to be in the moments that are phenomenal, chose to highlight the gratitude moments and chose to live with an open, grateful heart. She shares how we can all invite miracles to our lives by focusing on the constant practice of gratitude, and coming to peace with things that didn’t go our way. A key strategy she shares is how she decided to undertake starting and ending the day with a smile, despite the challenges of that day, the hurt, pain or disappointment, and focus on gratitude, which allowed her to see miracles throughout the year. Matana introduces us to her “Gift of Light” special program, where she offers her listeners the option of working with her 1 on 1, over 8 sessions. This offer only has a small amount of slots open and is available for a limited time. The program is custom tailored to each individual and she will share her tools and techniques on topics she has implemented, such as gratitude, forgiveness, positive mindset and self love. Link: Gift Of Light program https://hopetorecharge.com/product/giftoflight/   Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge.  Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code Connect with Paul: Website: paulcummings.com Twitter: iampaulcummings LinkedIn: iampaulcummings Youtube: Paul Cummings Email: paul@paulcummings.com Instagram: @iampaulcummings Paul's Book (Amazon): It All Matters https://www.amazon.com/All-Matters-Strategies-Confidence-Creativity/dp/1119417066 Paul's Previous Episode on Hope To Recharge:  https://hopetorecharge.com/episode/how-to-not-stay-frozen-and-achieve-goals-with-gratitude-with-paul-cummings/ ————————————————————————— Quotes: “Your worst ink pen is better than your best memory, so write it down.” @PaulCummings #HopetoRecharge “You're gonna get on the struggle bus. It's okay to not be okay sometimes. But when you come to the first stop, get off the bus!” @PaulCummings #HopetoRecharge “It's easy to continue when you see results. It's resilience to continue when you don't.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “A negative person brightens up the room only when they leave… so, open the doors and let them out!” @PaulCummings #HopetoRecharge “Try rhymes with cry, rhymes with die… You can’t try to do the work; do the work.” @PaulCummings #HopetoRecharge ————————————————————————— Topics Discussed: Stroke side effects: Aphasia, Dysarthria, Motor Apraxia Recovery Resilience Positive mindset Motivation to work hard for recovery ————————————————————————— If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. We also offer free 30-minute fitting calls for our coaching program. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute Consultation Today. https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/ ————————————————————————— Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind?  Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind ————————————————————————— Suicide Hotlines: USA: 1-800-273-8255 USA Crisis (Text): 741-741 Canada: 1-833-456-4566 United Kingdom: 116-123 Australia: 13-11-14 International Suicide Hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines ————————————————————————— Connect with us! Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST: 1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 ————————————————————————— 2) Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3) Subscribe to us on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeK Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-recharge Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Dec 2020

59 min

After having seven episodes of psychosis and Bipolar I over the course of five years, Zahava List finally got through five years without a single episode. During those five years, she started an organization called Chazkeinu, which offers a support group to Jewish women and their families who are dealing with mental illness. Prior to her most recent manic episode, Zahava was scheduled to be a returning guest of the show, but the most severe manic episode of her life delayed plans. While manic, she made unsafe decisions that led her to seek hospitalization, and attempted to act on suicidal thoughts for the first time while in the hospital. Although she was absent from partaking of the Rosh Hashanah Holiday with her family, she had a strong support system, and her loved ones support her unconditionally, love her and believed she could heal. She did not have complete success with medication and therapy and underwent electric convulsion therapy. Zahava’s children were aware of and dealt with her manic episode. She speaks with them about her illness in casual conversation in their house. It’s not hush-hush; it’s not a mystery to them; they are not feeling frightened, alone, and unsure about it because their parents have explained it at their age level and do not try to keep it a secret. Zahava knows there is hope for her to heal from her most recent bout of illness, get her memory back, and to continue making an impact in the lives of women struggling with mental illness and their families. As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better. If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. We also offer free 30-minute fitting calls for our coaching program. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! ————————————————————————— Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge.  Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code ————————————————————————— As we enter the holiday season, Matana rediscovers her year, recounting the blessing of having experienced a year devoted to gratitude. She highlights how she chose to be in the moments that are phenomenal, chose to highlight the gratitude moments and chose to live with an open, grateful heart. She shares how we can all invite miracles to our lives by focusing on the constant practice of gratitude, and coming to peace with things that didn’t go our way. A key strategy she shares is how she decided to undertake starting and ending the day with a smile, despite the challenges of that day, the hurt, pain or disappointment, and focus on gratitude, which allowed her to see miracles throughout the year. Matana introduces us to her “Gift of Light” special program, where she offers her listeners the option of working with her 1 on 1, over 8 sessions. This offer only has a small amount of slots open and is available for a limited time. The program is custom tailored to each individual and she will share her tools and techniques on topics she has implemented, such as gratitude, forgiveness, positive mindset and self love. Link: Gift Of Light program ————————————————————————— Connect with Zahava: Website: chazkeinu.org Facebook: Chazkeinu Instagram: @Chazkeinu  Email: info@chazkeinu.org Phone: 314-346-7414 ————————————————————————— Quotes "There was a part of me that was completely out of reality. I was running around through the streets; I was doing all sorts of things, but then, there was also another part of me that was saying, like, Zahava, you’ve gotta get help. Now.” @ZahavaList #HopetoRecharge "I wouldn’t choose to have a manic episode that I need to go through ECT treatment. But because I do have it, I am grateful that I have options that can help me.” @ZahavaList @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge "HOPE: Hold on; Pain Ends." @ZahavaList #HopetoRecharge "Healing is... For me, it means putting a program in place for me so that when I go into psychosis, I’ll be able to get treatment right away." @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge "Just because people are giving to us doesn’t mean that we are not worthy to give to ourselves." @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge ————————————————————————— Topics Discussed Psychosis in Bipolar I Seeking hospitalization during a manic episode The necessity of support, belief in healing, and gratefulness Electric Convulsion Therapy Communicating with children about their parents’ mental illness ————————————————————————— If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. We also offer free 30-minute fitting calls for our coaching program. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute Consultation Today. https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/ ————————————————————————— Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind?  Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind ————————————————————————— Suicide Hotlines: USA: 1-800-273-8255 USA Crisis (Text): 741-741 Canada: 1-833-456-4566 United Kingdom: 116-123 Australia: 13-11-14 International Suicide Hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines ————————————————————————— Connect with us! Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST: 1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 ————————————————————————— 2) Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3) Subscribe to us on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeK Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-recharge Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Dec 2020

51 min 36 sec

We meet Brian Reynolds, a world record-holding runner, who also happens to be a double, below-the-knee, amputee. He shares his lifelong experiences growing up and overcoming. Sadly, Brian was born with a condition that made him very susceptible to illness. At just four years old he came down with meningitis, an infection that’s taken many lives. As a result of his illness, he woke up in the hospital without his legs. However, Brian isn’t the type of person to dwell on that and the sadness that could rightfully overtake and debilitate a person. To the contrary, he assures and inspires us how he is lucky that this is all he lost. He didn’t always have an easy time of being proud in his own skin. As a young boy, he heard another child make a negative comment about his "legs" and instantly put on full length pants. It wasn’t until after college when he finally took the pants off and put on a pair of shorts. He shares with us how liberating an experience it was for him. Not long after, Brian began to run. It wasn’t a comfortable experience at first but he found joy in it and he discusses how discomfort helps teach us to push through the pain for the things we love. We learn from Brian the power of inner strength and his personal hurdles to becoming an amputee runner, that we might not have never thought of or imagined. Brian is clearly not satisfied with just being. He’s all about pushing himself to see what he can accomplish next. While we may choose to not be as hard on ourselves as Brian demonstrates of himself to the world, we can learn volumes from his mental and inner strengths. Brian is not just an inspiration to people with physical or mental disability, but to everyone who is alive. As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better. If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. We also offer free 30-minute fitting calls for our coaching program. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! ————————————————————————— As we enter the holiday season, Matana rediscovers her year, recounting the blessing of having experienced a year devoted to gratitude. She highlights how she chose to be in the moments that are phenomenal, chose to highlight the gratitude moments and chose to live with an open, grateful heart. She shares how we can all invite miracles to our lives by focusing on the constant practice of gratitude, and coming to peace with things that didn’t go our way. A key strategy she shares is how she decided to undertake starting and ending the day with a smile, despite the challenges of that day, the hurt, pain or disappointment, and focus on gratitude, which allowed her to see miracles throughout the year. Matana introduces us to her “Gift of Light” special program, where she offers her listeners the option of working with her 1 on 1, over 8 sessions. This offer only has a small amount of slots open and is available for a limited time. The program is custom tailored to each individual and she will share her tools and techniques on topics she has implemented, such as gratitude, forgiveness, positive mindset and self love. Link: Gift Of Light program ————————————————————————— Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge.  Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code ————————————————————————— Connect with Brian: Instagram: @brianreynoldsrunner ————————————————————————— Topics Discussed: Overcoming childhood shame What it means to be an amputee-runner Pushing past obstacles to achieve your goals ————————————————————————— Quotes: “That’s when I finally realized, nobody gives a damn what I look like, it was my own mentality that was holding me back.” @brianreynoldsrunner #HopetoRecharge “For me I’m grateful every single day that I can go out and run, because I spent so long thinking I couldn’t. So every day I get to put on my running prosthetics and head out that door, head to the treadmill, it always makes me smile.” @brianreynoldsrunner #HopetoRecharge “And it’s such a big lesson in life, especially with mental illness, bring some humor into it when it’s so dark.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “I hope my audience takes from this that when you see an obstacle in your journey, whatever it is, don’t tell yourself you can’t overcome it, try, research, and take the pants off just like Brian, and try it out, it might be your road to freedom!” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge ————————————————————————— If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. We also offer free 30-minute fitting calls for our coaching program. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute Consultation Today. https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/ ————————————————————————— Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind?  Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind ————————————————————————— Suicide Hotlines: USA: 1-800-273-8255 USA Crisis (Text): 741-741 Canada: 1-833-456-4566 United Kingdom: 116-123 Australia: 13-11-14 International Suicide Hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines ————————————————————————— Connect with us! Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST: 1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 ————————————————————————— 2) Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3) Subscribe to us on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeK Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-recharge Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Izxlwulashxr3n6trjrxpjpgwce Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Dec 2020

53 min 57 sec

As the end of 2020 nears, Matana reflects back on the changes, growth and hurdles that we've seen and learned from. Inspired from the positive moments, we focus on the power of resilience and our commitment to keeping this attribute a constant thread in the fabric that weaves us. The year was filled with unstoppable curves in the road of our normal and regular and we've all had to adapt and not be brought down. Refocusing our mantra to, "And that's ok", is a message learned from Ari's mentor, and Matana recognizes the power of this message, as a tool of flexibility to getting through moments that we thought impossible. Critical decisions at times of challenge define our durability and the stuff of what we are made of and 2020 brought us face to face with our challenges. Rigidity doesn't serve us well during crisis and in this episode, we review the beauty of mindset keeping us on the straight track to positive mental health. As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better. If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. We also offer free 30-minute fitting calls for our coaching program. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! ————————————————————————— As we enter the holiday season, Matana rediscovers her year, recounting the blessing of having experienced a year devoted to gratitude. She highlights how she chose to be in the moments that are phenomenal, chose to highlight the gratitude moments and chose to live with an open, grateful heart. She shares how we can all invite miracles to our lives by focusing on the constant practice of gratitude, and coming to peace with things that didn’t go our way. A key strategy she shares is how she decided to undertake starting and ending the day with a smile, despite the challenges of that day, the hurt, pain or disappointment, and focus on gratitude, which allowed her to see miracles throughout the year. Matana introduces us to her “Gift of Light” special program, where she offers her listeners the option of working with her 1 on 1, over 8 sessions. This offer only has a small amount of slots open and is available for a limited time. The program is custom tailored to each individual and she will share her tools and techniques on topics she has implemented, such as gratitude, forgiveness, positive mindset and self love. Link: Gift Of Light program ————————————————————————— Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge.  Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code Topics Discussed: How to approach challenges with a flexible mindset Learning to adapt during difficult times Bringing the past into the present to help us grow Review the year with a focus on the benefits accomplished ————————————————————————— Quotes: “As humans, we are resilient. we have the power to overcome storms in our life.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “Life brings us challenges (in order) to learn, so we can grow.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “The only reason to bring the past into the present, is to learn from it.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “Just because we used to do things a certain way and we no longer do it, that's ok.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge ————————————————————————— If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. We also offer free 30-minute fitting calls for our coaching program. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute Consultation Today. https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/ ————————————————————————— Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind?  Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind ————————————————————————— Suicide Hotlines: USA: 1-800-273-8255 USA Crisis (Text): 741-741 Canada: 1-833-456-4566 United Kingdom: 116-123 Australia: 13-11-14 International Suicide Hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines ————————————————————————— Connect with us! Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST: 1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 ————————————————————————— 2) Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3) Subscribe to us on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeK Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-recharge Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Izxlwulashxr3n6trjrxpjpgwce Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Dec 2020

10 min 55 sec

In continuation of Part 1 of this episode, we are joined again with Miri Grunhaus & Fally Klein, who share with us their wisdom, insight and experience in the journey of mental health, and healing with gold. If you have not yet heard Part 1 of this episode, please listen to it here, before listening to this episode. In this stunning interview with personal friends and collaborators Fally Klein, a women’s empowerment facilitator, and Miri Grunhaus, a fashion designer with purpose, we gain a newfound understanding of healing. Both women have experienced tremendous pain in their lives, but it is what they learned from their pain that gave them purpose, and ultimately brought them together. If we learn to sit with our pain rather than shy away from it, they share, we can catapult ourselves into lives of deeper joy and meaning than we ever thought possible. For Miri, this meant shifting from a lucrative career in graphic design to a completely new industry: fashion. Without even knowing how to sew, Miri decided to empower women to heal themselves by building a fashion line around the Japanese concept of kintsugi. Just as broken pottery is mended with gold to highlight the breaks, Miri’s choice to own her story has led to a richer, more fulfilling existence. For Fally, turning her pain into purpose has meant leading holistic healing workshops for women. Rather than trying to “fix” or numb out pain, Fally believes in diving straight into it. Within pain, there is always the potential for transformation. Fally happened to wear one of Miri’s kintsugi dresses to one of her workshops – the first in a long list of coincidences that brought these women together to do the work they are meant to be doing. Today’s episode will renew your belief in magic: the authentic kind of magic that happens when we choose to embrace what life gives us and own our story. As we all know, sharing can help others. We are here to support each other and to learn from each other. In mental health, Together is better. If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. We also offer free 30-minute fitting calls for our coaching program. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! As we enter the holiday season, Matana rediscovers her year, recounting the blessing of having experienced a year devoted to gratitude. She highlights how she chose to be in the moments that are phenomenal, chose to highlight the gratitude moments and chose to live with an open, grateful heart. She shares how we can all invite miracles to our lives by focusing on the constant practice of gratitude, and coming to peace with things that didn’t go our way. A key strategy she shares is how she decided to undertake starting and ending the day with a smile, despite the challenges of that day, the hurt, pain or disappointment, and focus on gratitude, which allowed her to see miracles throughout the year. ————————————————————————— Matana introduces us to her “Gift of Light” special program, where she offers her listeners the option of working with her 1 on 1, over 8 sessions. This offer only has a small amount of slots open and is available for a limited time. The program is custom tailored to each individual and she will share her tools and techniques on topics she has implemented, such as gratitude, forgiveness, positive mindset and self love. Link: Gift Of Light program ————————————————————————— Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge.  Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code Connect with Miri Grunhaus: www.mikahfashion.com Course: www.healwithgold.com Get Miri's Book: "Heal with Gold" on Amazon: bit.ly/HealwithGold Connect with Fally Klein: Email: fallyklein@gmail.com Journey to Home: Ijth.org ijourneytohome@gmail.com The video that inspired Mikah Fashion: https://youtu.be/wG2MUeVixao ————————————————————————— Topics Discussed: How to step out of victim mentality and own your story Why pain provides us with our greatest purpose Tools for dealing with trauma and tragedy ————————————————————————— Quotes: “There are three stages in recovery: you are a victim, then you are a survivor, and then you are a thriver.” @MatanaJacobs @FallyKlein @MikahFashion #HopetoRecharge “We’re not focused on the story. We’re focused on the underlying wound. Because when you can break open that wound, when you can heal that wound, then all those stories don’t matter anymore.” @MatanaJacobs @FallyKlein @MikahFashion #HopetoRecharge “It’s okay to have a broken heart. Don’t run away from it.  Look at it, feel it, sit in it. Because the healing comes through the broken heart.” @MatanaJacobs @FallyKlein @MikahFashion  #HopetoRecharge ————————————————————————— If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. We also offer free 30-minute fitting calls for our coaching program. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute Consultation Today. https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/ ————————————————————————— Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind?  Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind ————————————————————————— Suicide Hotlines: USA: 1-800-273-8255 USA Crisis (Text): 741-741 Canada: 1-833-456-4566 United Kingdom: 116-123 Australia: 13-11-14 International Suicide Hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines ————————————————————————— Connect with us! Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST: 1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 ————————————————————————— 2) Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3) Subscribe to us on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeK Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-recharge Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Izxlwulashxr3n6trjrxpjpgwce Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Dec 2020

1 hr 1 min

As we enter the holiday season, Matana rediscovers her year, recounting the blessing of having experienced a year devoted to gratitude. She highlights how she chose to be in the moments that are phenomenal, chose to highlight the gratitude moments and chose to live with an open, grateful heart. She shares how we can all invite miracles to our lives by focusing on the constant practice of gratitude, and coming to peace with things that didn't go our way. A key strategy she shares is how she decided to undertake starting and ending the day with a smile, despite the challenges of that day, the hurt, pain or disappointment, and focus on gratitude, which allowed her to see miracles throughout the year. Matana introduces us to her “Gift of Light” special program, where she offers her listeners the option of working with her 1 on 1, over 8 sessions. This offer only has a small amount of slots open and is available for a limited time. The program is custom tailored to each individual and she will share her tools and techniques on topics she has implemented, such as gratitude, forgiveness, positive mindset and self love. ————————————————————————— Today’s episode of Hope to Recharge is sponsored by https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge.  Betterhelp.com is the world’s leading provider of online therapy. Their mission is to make professional counseling accessible, affordable, and convenient, so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. Head to https://Betterhelp.com/hopetorecharge for 10% off your first month of services. IMPORTANT: Be sure to click this link in order to get the 10% off code ————————————————————————— Link to "Gift of Light" ————————————————————————— Topics Discussed: Come to peace with things that didn't go your way Choose to start & end the day with a smile Invite miracles to your life ————————————————————————— Quotes: “May you be in the mindset to look around and see your blessings and count them.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “Come to peace with things that didn't go your way” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge “Anybody can buy into this privilege by doing the work and living with gratitude.” @MatanaJacobs  #HopetoRecharge ————————————————————————— If you need more support in your mental health journey please reach out to us in our private Facebook group. We also offer free 30-minute fitting calls for our coaching program. You do not have to walk through your mental health struggle alone. Because as always, together is better! There is no substitute for a listening ear. Get Your Free 30 Minute Consultation Today. https://hopetorecharge.com/1on1/ ————————————————————————— Interested in joining our monthly Mastermind?  Find out more info here! www.hopetorecharge.com/Mastermind ————————————————————————— Suicide Hotlines: USA: 1-800-273-8255 USA Crisis (Text): 741-741 Canada: 1-833-456-4566 United Kingdom: 116-123 Australia: 13-11-14 International Suicide Hotlines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines ————————————————————————— Connect with us! Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP THE PODCAST: 1) Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 ————————————————————————— 2) Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Website: https://hopetorecharge.com/ Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2079694042156503/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matanajacobs/ ————————————————————————— 3) Subscribe to us on: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-to-recharge/id1464788845 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00AIhRZOxKNOvenz32gGeK Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/heather-parady-2/hope-to-recharge Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DkYMcco7pSrkKk6wU5p7w Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Izxlwulashxr3n6trjrxpjpgwce Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/hope-to-recharge/donations

Nov 2020

19 min 55 sec