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Meet triumph and disaster and treat those two imposters the same.brbr As a culture we have been lied to about what it truly takes to be great. We are inundated with stories of natural-born heroes and overnight successes. Triumphs are magnified while defeat is hidden. We are sold on this idea that either we are talented, or we are not, either we have grit or we do not and either we are going to make it or we will not. Our heroes and celebrities seem so distant from us and represent an unattainable goal.brbr So often we are hamstrung by their own mental models and emotional barriers. They are constantly holding ourselves back from blossoming into the people we are meant to be. In this program you will hear raw stories of triumph and defeat from people just like you who have beaten the odds and have gotten back up, from the ashes. From the Ashes is broadcast live every Friday at 11 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel.

Meet triumph and disaster and treat those two imposters the same.brbr As a culture we have been lied to about what it truly takes to be great. We are inundated with stories of natural-born heroes and overnight successes. Triumphs are magnified while defeat is hidden. We are sold on this idea that either we are talented, or we are not, either we have grit or we do not and either we are going to make it or we will not. Our heroes and celebrities seem so distant from us and represent an unattainable goal.brbr So often we are hamstrung by their own mental models and emotional barriers. They are constantly holding ourselves back from blossoming into the people we are meant to be. In this program you will hear raw stories of triumph and defeat from people just like you who have beaten the odds and have gotten back up, from the ashes. From the Ashes is broadcast live every Friday at 11 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel.

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United States

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Meet triumph and disaster and treat those two imposters the same.brbr As a culture we have been lied to about what it truly takes to be great. We are inundated with stories of natural-born heroes and overnight successes. Triumphs are magnified while defeat is hidden. We are sold on this idea that either we are talented, or we are not, either we have grit or we do not and either we are going to make it or we will not. Our heroes and celebrities seem so distant from us and represent an unattainable goal.brbr So often we are hamstrung by their own mental models and emotional barriers. They are constantly holding ourselves back from blossoming into the people we are meant to be. In this program you will hear raw stories of triumph and defeat from people just like you who have beaten the odds and have gotten back up, from the ashes. From the Ashes is broadcast live every Friday at 11 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel.

Language:

English


Episodes

Getting in Tune Healed Her Wounds

6/18/2021
Music is the gateway to the soul. It can help us to find words for emotions that we didn't even know that we had. It can unlock and solidify memories. Music has been with humanity across time and cultures for all of recorded history and, it is just as powerful now as it was then. As a biracial and bireligious child, Marlys struggled to find her place. She felt stretched between two worlds. On the surface she appeared happy-go-lucky and put together, but inside she was lonely and afraid....

Duration:00:54:18

Meeting the Sheriff of Me Town

6/11/2021
Standing up for yourself takes courage, boldness, and practice. At a young age Dr. Julia Bain learned to defend herself and her friends against the bullies in her school. She stepped into conflict in order to protect those who were less fortunate than her - she wanted her friends to know that they were never alone. These early experiences with bullying inspired Julia to study mental health and focus on violence in the workplace. She now teaches people to stand up for themselves, set...

Duration:00:53:12

Facing Uncertainty

6/4/2021
We are unafraid of the unknown. How do you make a plan when you can't see the entirety of the problem? How do you confront the void when you're not sure what's in there? With courage. Facing uncertainty requires surrender, adaptation, and confidence. In this episode, we'll talk with Francesco Marsili about how he faced a dramatic job change coupled with the diagnosis of a chronic disease of his partner. You'll hear how he leaned into meditation, stoicism, and chaos theory in order to find...

Duration:00:55:57

Coming Back to Jesus

5/28/2021
Qiana was drawn to the ritual of Catholicism but did not agree with it's positions on social issues so she explored other avenues for her spiritual practice. She tried Wicca, Paganism, and a spiritual yoga community but none of them quite fit. Then, after the loss of a dear friend to cancer her views about life and death were challenged. She found herself adrift, without an anchor. This inspired her to seek out a Christian community, reconcile her religious beliefs, and get back in touch...

Duration:00:54:23

Do I Even Work Here?

5/21/2021
It's staggering to me how common Imposter Syndrome is! Almost all of my clients under 40 feel like they don't belong at their jobs, their families, or even their culture. They feel as though they are faking it until they make it every day of their lives. So, today on the show we've found a real-life Millennial to tell us all about Imposter Syndrome. Jordan is a nice midwesterner who has charmed her way into an interesting, upper-middle class life. She’s accomplished this by being...

Duration:00:55:28

Relapse: When it all comes crashing down

5/14/2021
Randy is one of the most spiritual people I've ever met - no exaggeration. He lives his life with a sense of unity, connection, and presence that is staggering to behold. He is in constant relationship and communication with the world around him. But, it didn't used to always be this way, for much of his life Randy was a wanderer. He ran with a biker gang, a truck driver, and a musician. While he recovered from alcoholism early on it was a relapse 7 years later that brought him to his knees....

Duration:00:54:26

Living Childfree and Regret Free

5/7/2021
At a young age, Adi knew that she would be be childfree. She wasn't drawn to motherhood or to starting a family. However, even though she was clear in her convictions she walked head first into society's expectations, pressures, and messaging. She was confronted with the questions: What does it mean to have a regret? Who will take care of me when I'm old? and What is my statement around no having children? This early childhood decision challenged her to look more deeply into her own internal...

Duration:00:55:51

Deep Undercover in Corporate America

4/30/2021
Disappointment is an experience that just doesn't get spoken about enough. Investing our hopes and dreams into the future only to have it fall apart. In these moments we can be reminded about how fragile we are and how much we depend on others to get by. In this episode of the podcast I'll be talking to Donna Peters, executive coach and organizational developer, about her dark night of the soul. She'll share the story of when her consulting career and her life started falling apart. This...

Duration:00:55:31

Living a Lie - A Story of Closeted Sex Addiction

4/23/2021
Imagine keeping a secret so big that you couldn't even admit it to yourself. Something so scary that if it was even hinted at it could destroy the fabric of your life. Secrets like that can control your life, secrets like that can make you act out in self-destructive ways. Our guest, Rick Tivers, kept his sexuality a secret due to significant losses early in life which led him to believe he would be punished for being gay. This distortion caused him to be in an inauthentic marriage for 18yrs...

Duration:00:55:34

Encore Confessions of a Cheater

4/16/2021
In this episode of From the Ashes Marc will be interviewing Marian Salley, his long-time friend, colleague, and work wife. Marian is a social worker in Boulder, Colorado that specializes in working with trauma, attachment and neurobiology. She carries every professional license under the sun: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC), Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP), Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing...

Duration:00:54:17

Catholicism, Combat, and Couples Counseling

4/9/2021
I met Melissa during my internship at the start of my career. We were working at a court-mandated treatment center with clients who were charged with DUIs and drug possession charges. We were both starting out on our journeys to be psychotherapists and working in that intense environment was a wakeup call to us! We were confronted by the brokenness of the justice system and the corruption of the treatment industry. We bonded immediately while trying to make progressive change and to stick to...

Duration:00:53:54

From Car Salesman to Psychotherapist

4/2/2021
When I first met Jeff at a group therapy conference I immediately felt a sense of kinship. I saw someone who had a no nonsense style and wanted to help people through tough conversations rather than enabling them. As a 2nd career psychotherapist Jeff found this work after being dissatisfied managing a Chevrolet dealership. He choose to walk away from a successful business and focus on something that meant more to him. In this episode we'll be talking about masculinity, narcissism, and...

Duration:00:54:05

Practicing Perseverance

3/26/2021
Throughout the course of this year we've all been challenged. We've experience failures in our jobs, relationships, or physical health. Some of us have gotten back up while some of us have stayed on the ground - why is that? Why is it that some people seem to have more perseverance or grit than others? Where they just born that way? This week's guest, Eliot Andre says no! Perseverance is something that can be trained, practiced and perfected. Listen to this week's episode as we talk about...

Duration:00:56:40