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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.

010: Rate Your Life

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Wheel of Life

Wheel of Life

We all need tools to help us measure our lives and track our progress. The Wheel of Life is a great tool that helps you rate career, health & fitness, money, relationships, personal development and spirituality. In this episode, life coaches Jeannette Slater and Dr. Deb discuss the usefulness of the wheel as a tool to rate six areas of your your life. We discuss how it has been helpful in our own lives as well as some of our coaching clients.

Click here to access the wheel. Print it out and spend a few minutes to reflect on these aspects of your life. Rate each one by circling a number between 1 and 10. Then draw a line to connect all the circled numbers. It’s very difficult to make actual goals when you don’t know where you’re starting or where you want to go.

009: Living Creatively

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Joseph Avakian

We are all creative. Though some of us have conformed to the status quo, thinking that made us good members of the group. But it’s the people who try new things, do things in a different way, and have fun in the process who often make very special contributions to the world. In this episode, graphic designer and visual linguist, Joseph Avakian, offers some thoughts on being creative in relationships, your career and life in general.

Joseph mentioned Ken Robinson as one who contends our schools kill creativity. You can watch the video by clicking here.


Can you tell which way the bus is headed?

We discussed the importance of asking why. This is beautifyully articulated in a video by Simon Sinek titled Start With Why. Sinek has a book by the same titled. You can purchase it here.

008: The Two Halves Of Life

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Jeannette Slater

Dr. Deb

Dr. Deb has another conversation with life coach, Jeannette Slater. We talk about the two halves of life: our younger self where we build our box (where we discover who we are and how we’ll spend our life) and our older self (where the focus and many priorities change, and we live out of our box). This is a concept made popular by Franciscan, Richard Rohr in his book, Falling Upward: A spirituality for the two halves of life. You can purchase the book from Barnes and Noble by clicking on the book title. It is a great concept to consider no matter which half of life you’re in. You can read more about Richard Rohr and access his many resources by clicking here to visit his website.

007: Giving Your Life Away

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Sean Lambert

Sean Lambert

Episode number 7 features an interview with Sean Lambert, the founder and director of a Youth with A Mission (YWAM) ministry called Homes of Hope. Sean and his volunteers began building homes for needy families in Mexico in 1990. Since then, they have built more 4500 homes in 16 countries. Sean talks about the principle that you get to keep only what you give away and encourages you to recalibrate your life by investing in others through volunteerism and living an outward-focused, relational life. 

Family with new home

Family with new home

Sean invites you to learn more about Homes of Hope by

visiting their web site at:

He referred to a Wall Street Journal article: Barrio Study Links Land Ownership To a Better Life

006: Growing With Friends

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Braulia in the Amazon

In this episode, Brazilian powerhouse Braulia Riberio talks about personal growth through accountability groups and other personal connections. Braulia spent many years living in the Amazon rain forest working with remote tribes before moving to Hawaii. She talks about the expectations she felt growing up in a Jewish family and having to prove herself with the demands as the national leader of a non-profit ministry.

The following are resources Braulia refers to in the interview:

The Genesis Process (workbook):

Brene Brown’s  Ted Talk:

Braulia’s blog:

005: Get Moving

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Sandi exploring in the Israel

In this episode, fitness instructor, Sandi Watkins, talks about creating an exercise routine that works for you. If you’re not exercising, Sandi will give you ideas and motivation to get you started. If you already have an exercise routine, she will challenge you to consider mixing up your workouts, maintaining good form, and strengthening your core. Sandi and Dr. Deb  discuss the importance of regular exercise for brain health and as key for being healthy in every aspect of your life. A book mentioned in Rewire Your Brain by John B. Arden. You can get more information and order it by clicking on the title.

004: Life Coaching

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Jeannette Slater

Jeannette Slater

Dr. Deb

In this episode, Dr. Deb and Jeannette Slater talk about the power of life coaching. A life coach is one who comes alongside you to help you clarify what your goals are. Then the coach helps you discern the next steps to reach your goals. They’re also there to cheer you on as you live out your plan. Coaching is all about helping you take what you hope for, dream, or imagine and making it become a reality.

Jennette has logged more than 1700 hours coaching individuals and teams to be more effective at accomplishing their goals since 1995. Dr. Deb has recently completed a 1-year coach training program.

You can read more about life coaching here.

You can also request a coach through Get Control Of Your Life by clicking here.

003: Living a Balanced & Healthy Life

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Lis Cochrane

Lis Cochrane

In this episode, Dr. Deb visits with Liz Cochrane about personal adjustments Liz made to live a balanced and healthy life. Liz and her husband Steve lived in India and Nepal for 26 years, developing a Christian non-profit from just ten people to over 2,500 staff working on over 200 ministries and projects. They now live in the U.S. working with ACE Development to fight global poverty issues. Visit their website at

One of the resources we mention is Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the two halves of life. You can order it by clicking on the title.

002: Living With Purpose

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John Henry

John Henry

In episode 002, Dr. Deb interviews John Henry about Living With Purpose. John is the director of student mobilization at University of the Nations. He introduces students to overseas volunteer projects. They both make a difference in peoples’ life and experience personal transformation.

John invites you to explore a lifestyle of generosity to make a difference in the lives of people around you. It’s a reminder that you bring things to the world no one else does! Be yourself and give of yourself!

This episode was recorded in Hawaii, so you’ll get to hear some of the ambience of the islands!

For more information on John’s work, visit

001: Getting Beyond The Zombie Life

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Jeannette Slater

Jeannette Slater

Dr. Deb

Dr. Deb

In this premier episode, we bring a conversation between Dr. Deb and lifecoach Jeannette Slater. We all get stuck and start living life on auto-pilot. In a sense, we start acting like zombie. This dialogue is a call to wake up from the zombie life, try new things, and breathe new life into your being.