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Get Control of Your Life Podcast

Get Control Of Your Life is a podcast about growing a strong and fruitful life. We share inspiration and insight from a variety of sources—all designed to help you get unstuck and take your life to the next level. We invite you to visit our website at where we share inspiration and principles related to Career, Health and Fitness, Money, Personal Development, Relationships and Spirituality.

040: Pushing Through Pain

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in Podcast | 0 comments

What do you do when you’re hurting? Do you self medicate? Try to ignore it? Talk to someone? Fall apart?

JackWoloshunWe all experience all kinds of pain througout our lives. In this episode, personal developer Jack Woloshun sits down again with Dr. Deb to discuss strategies for responding to pain and practical steps to ensure that we not only recover, but grow through the process.

Quotes mentioned:

“Five years from now, you’re the same person except for the people you’ve met and the books you’ve read.” – Basketball coach, John Wooden.

“You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” – John C. Maxwell

How you do anything is how you do everything.” – Franciscan Richard Rohr


039: Get Past Stuck

Posted by on Feb 15, 2016 in Podcast | 1 comment

An interview with Mark Tuggle, author of the new book, Get Past Stuck: How to Take Control of Your Spiritual Journey and Experience Full Life in Christ.GetPastStuck

This podcast is for anyone who not only feels stuck, but also anyone who is questioning beliefs they grew up with or who has thrown out religion all together. The author discusses why church and other institutions keep people from asking hard questions and developing into mature thinkers. He also offers very practical steps in reclaiming your spirituality and developing your own unique faith journey. The book is available in paperback or Kindle version from Amazon.


Mark Tuggle

Tuggle suggests making 3 lists:

  1. Crap I no longer believe
  2. Things I’m not sure I believe anymore
  3. Things I still believe to be true

You might also be interested in a related article by Richard Rohr on Cosmos Instead of Churchiness.


038: The Art of Breathing pt 2

Posted by on Oct 19, 2015 in Podcast | 0 comments

This is part 2 of an interview with Dr. Frank Seaman about techniques you can implement to improve your energy and health. He talks about using tape on your mouth while exercising and sleeping, being aware of how you swallow and where you place your tongue–simple steps you can take to keep yourself oxygenated, reduce oral problems and even deal with sleep disorders.

FrankSeaman“Our beliefs are a kind of rigidity, not to challenge our own way of thinking. I think in modern Western society, there seems to be a powerful cultural conditioning that is based on science. But in some instances, the basic premises and parameters set up by Western science can limit your ability to deal with certain realities. When you encounter phenomena that you cannot account for, then there’s a tension created; it’s almost a feeling of agony.” – The Dalai Lama

FrankSeaman“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

037: The Art of Breathing pt 1

Posted by on Oct 5, 2015 in Podcast | 0 comments

Guest Dr. Frank Seaman shares his pioneering work into the importance of breathing on dental and overall health. He deals with problems like sleep disorders, snoring, dry mouth, and overall breakdown of the mouth. Whether you’re a runner, suffer from sleep disorders or are just concerned with better health, this is a must-hear 2-part podcast for you.

FrankSeaman1You can read about Dr. Seaman’s interview as he was about to do the Pikes Pek Ascent with tape on his mouth.

Read about his dental practice in Colorado Springs here.

Dr. Seaman recommends 3M Nexcare tape for sensitive skin.




036: Get Control Of Your Emotions

Posted by on Sep 20, 2015 in Podcast | 1 comment

Security expert Terry Blevins shares techniques for controlling your emotions in volatile situations and stressed relationships.

TerryWBlevinsRecommended Resources:

Humble: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling Inquiry by Edgar H. Schein

Article on Emotional Intelligence

Article on the Johari Window

Two articles on Listening part 1 and Listening part 2


035: Finishing Well

Posted by on Sep 6, 2015 in Podcast | 0 comments

Sally & Jack

Jack & his mother Sally

A powerful story of love, end of life issues, dealing with aging parents, doing the right thing, taking risks, perspectives, letting go and finishing well. Jack and Stacia Woloshun talk about walking through the final year with Sally Woloshun, Jack’s mom (and guest on Get Control podcast #24: Timeless Wisdom). It may not be for everyone, but is especially for those who may be walking by someone with a diminishing life.


Jack, Pap, Sally & Stacia in 2008

034: Life Stages & States

Posted by on Aug 22, 2015 in Podcast | 0 comments

DBJB2aJeannette Slater & Dr. Deb discuss personal growth in light of what some have identified as life stages & states. The conversation was somewhat sparked by a brief article published by Father Richard Rohr on May 3, 2015.

He builds on the work of philosopher, Ken Wilbur who described the differences between life stages & states. Here is a section of the article, though we encourage you to click on the link above and read it in its entirety:

“Your stage of human development has to do with your location in time, your culture, and your education. It has to do with your level of intellectual maturity, how much you’ve been able to integrate thought patterns in a consistent and informed way. Most of us in our lifetimes have grown through a few stages, eventually seeing the limits of each previous stage (both in our own lives and within history), and moving to the next: in general, the ideal tangent is pre-rational, through rational, and on to trans-rational. The trans-rational stage builds on the other two and thus has endless horizons. This is the full trajectory and direction of human growth, with many intermediate stops and starts in between.

“Your state of consciousness is more about your level of inner awakening than mere correct information. How much do you live connected to self and others and the Whole? How much have you overcome your sense of separateness and superiority? How much do body, soul, and spirit work together as one? Have you moved beyond simply reacting? Can you act and think in pure inner freedom? In traditional religious language, how much do you live in union with God?

“Your state is your inner aliveness. Your stage is your outer awareness. The goal is to be both–holy and whole, saintly and wise. But your state and stage don’t always coincide; many of us are stronger in one area than the other.”

These may also be helpful:

James Fowler’s was a Professor of Theology and Human Development at Emory University. Here are his States of Faith

Philosopher Ken Wilbur’s website


033: Boundless

Posted by on Aug 8, 2015 in Podcast | 0 comments

Bryan Bishop has been writing stories for many years but is new to the book scene. After conducting interviews and doing research around the world for almost 20 years, he has just released his first book, Boundless: What Global Expressions of Faith Teach Us About Following Jesus.

In it, he shares stories of faith that have emerged from unexpected sources—hidden movements of Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and others who are experiencing and following Jesus outside of traditional Christian channels. These are people that have likely never even met a Christian or learned how to look for God in culturally Western fashion.

BryanBishopIn researching the fascinating expressions of other cultures and religions, Bryan found an ability to not only learn from others, but identified some fascinating keys to spirituality that can inform the rest of us.

From the book’s back cover: “If you want to grow in areas where you feel stagnant or disillusioned, if you are concerned bout friends who have left the church behind, or if you chafe against the European-American cultural box into which we force Christianity, you will find in this book a liberating view of what it looks like to follow Christ.”

Boundless is about rediscovering cultural diversity in Christianity that has been stifled for centuries. It’s also about Westerners who are increasingly fleeing the institutional church in record numbers. From pages 29-30 in the book:

“I wonder if there’s a parallel with the appetite in the West for ethnic cuisine. Could it be that Christianity, as it grew up in Europe and America, developed its own kinds of flavor? I has become like good old European meat, potatoes, and gravy. Or to Americanize it, like the hamburger. Christianity basically smells like and tastes like hamburgers and french fries. It might have been altered a little bit, just as McDonald’s adds salsas or sauces or vegetables depending on the country they’re in, but it’s still basically burgers and fries wherever you go. Just s sthe Golden Arches connote a foreign food, now Christian steeples give off that same aroma.

That’s bad if people think that to follow Jesus they have to give up their falafel or their tempura and eat nothing but the Big Mac. But it’s also bad for the land of hamburgers if that’s all there is to eat…”

Boundless: What Global Expressions of Faith Teach Us About Following Jesus is widely available at bookstores and online. It comes in paperback, Nook and Kindle formats.

Visit to read more about Bryan Bishop and access resources, including a fresh group bible study guide that goes beyond the cultural box!

To read more about the book, visit:

032: Spiritual Influences

Posted by on Jul 29, 2015 in Podcast | 0 comments

DBJBDr. Deb and Jeannette Slater discuss their faith journeys and the many spiritual leaders who have influenced them. Life and faith are meant to be a journey that is always expanding and growing. If your faith has not changed, or if you have not felt free to ask deeply felt questions, take courage. There are places you can go and voices you can hear that will help you escape the smallness of faith. Get unstuck and inspired in this most personal, yet universal conversation.

Here are the spiritual leaders we mentioned that have most deeply influenced us:

Richard Rohr – Here you can read about Father Rohr, the Center for Action and Contemplation, and sign up for daily email devotionals.

Rob Bell The Robcast is Bell’s fantastic podcast; it’s available on iTunes.

Shane Hipps

Ask Science Mike

The Liturgists

Mirabi Starr

Winkie Pratney

Gregory Boyd Blog: Podcasts:

Shane Claiborne

Ilia Delio

Phyllis Tickle Book: The Great Emergence

Youth With A Mission (YWAM)

031: Strong & Fruitful Life

Posted by on Jul 19, 2015 in Podcast | 0 comments

In this podcast, we asked several people what they think it means to live a strong and fruitful life, the purpose statement for Get Control Of Your Life. It was recorded at Conspire 2015: “A conspiracy for God conference.” Interviews include Richard Rohr, Sister Simone and Mirabi Starr.

Here are the guests who commented in the order in which they appear; the public figure names appear with their websites:

Chris & Phileena HeuertzGravity: A Center for Contemplative Activism

Sister Simone Campbell, General Director of the Sisters of Social Service and Executive Director of NETWORK, a national Catholic social justice lobby. She is author of Nuns on the Bus, and featured in a documentary of with the same title; see the trailer and read about the film here.

Justin Osterman from Lincoln, Nebraska

Mary Frances & Robin Cunningham from Kansas

Ele Clay, seminary student in Texas

Mirabi Starr, Professor of Philosophy and World Religions at University of New Mexico-Taos, inter-spiritual teach­ings of the mystics, and author of multiple books including Teresa of Avila: The Book of My Life and Saint John of the CrossSee her website here.

Michael Poffenberger, Executive Director of the Center for Action and Contemplation

Richard Rohr is a Franciscan Priest, founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation, author of multiple books, and an ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. See Oprah’s interview with Father Richard here.