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Imagine Yourself Podcast

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Imagine your next chapter of life with grace, gratitude, courage & faith! Looking for something positive and uplifting? Lanee Blaise and Sandy Kovach use facts, a little faith and a lot of fun to help you through life's challenges. In each episode, we will Imagine Ourselves rising above life’s bumps and bruises, taking on a specific challenge, and strategizing our way to peace and contentment. Along with expert guests from the mental health, faith, wellness arenas and more, we give you ideas and actionable steps to help you live your best life! More info at ImagineYourselfpodcast.com

Imagine your next chapter of life with grace, gratitude, courage & faith! Looking for something positive and uplifting? Lanee Blaise and Sandy Kovach use facts, a little faith and a lot of fun to help you through life's challenges. In each episode, we will Imagine Ourselves rising above life’s bumps and bruises, taking on a specific challenge, and strategizing our way to peace and contentment. Along with expert guests from the mental health, faith, wellness arenas and more, we give you ideas and actionable steps to help you live your best life! More info at ImagineYourselfpodcast.com

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United States

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Imagine your next chapter of life with grace, gratitude, courage & faith! Looking for something positive and uplifting? Lanee Blaise and Sandy Kovach use facts, a little faith and a lot of fun to help you through life's challenges. In each episode, we will Imagine Ourselves rising above life’s bumps and bruises, taking on a specific challenge, and strategizing our way to peace and contentment. Along with expert guests from the mental health, faith, wellness arenas and more, we give you ideas and actionable steps to help you live your best life! More info at ImagineYourselfpodcast.com

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English


Episodes

How to Stop Judging Ourselves and Others

4/11/2021
Is judging in and of itself a bad thing? Is there a difference between judging and being judgmental? Does one automatically lead to the other? What about the judgmental tape that rolls in our heads? We are here to shine the light on our own judgmental thinking. Judgmental words, actions and attitudes are easy to spot in the world around us. They are in our house, neighborhood and online. However, the “Judgy McJudger” within ourselves can be sneakier and harder to pinpoint. In fact, much of...

Duration:00:25:44

Creating a Realistic Happily Ever After (w/Author Mary Lewis)

3/28/2021
What does it take to be in love with and stay in love with the person of your dreams? Spoiler alert: it takes more than just a magical kiss from a stranger who claims to be your one true love! Finding true love and holding onto that love is deep and complex but not impossible. We decided to bring in an expert on the subject to help us define how much of this process starts with us. Our Guest, Mary Lewis is the Author of The Princess Chronicles, Happily Ever After: A Journey to Love. She...

Duration:00:32:54

Healthier, Happier, Ageless Living With Ageless Workout Founder/Guru Nathaniel Wilkins

3/14/2021
Raise your hand if you want to have an “ageless” body! What if we told you the key to an ageless body is an ageless mindset? Here’s the skinny: sometimes, we get overwhelmed with messages that bombard us about dieting and fasting and planks and crunches and Stairmasters and Anti-Aging Serums. Some days we would rather roll over and give in to excuses vs. exercise and Nutter Butters vs. Nutrition. This is when we all need someone like Nate Wilkins, Founder of Ageless Workout, to step in and...

Duration:00:34:59

Changing 1 Little Thing Can Change Your Life

3/1/2021
For a lot of us, change is one of those things you either love or hate. But no matter how you feel about it now, by the end of this episode, we want you to shout from the rooftops, “Change is good!" In order to get there, you might want a plan of action that incorporates the word of the year, “pivot.” What areas of your life need a tweak, a pivot, a change? How flexible are you willing to be to reach a place of peace? What if innovation is the key to success? Maybe it’s time to play a new...

Duration:00:27:39

5 Ways to Make Love Last

2/13/2021
Love is complicated. But it is also simple. That is, there are some basic things that we all can do to help a relationship blossom. We’re exploring five ingredients that should be in every romance recipe, and we’re throwing in some secret sauce you may not have tried. You’ve probably heard that good communication is king, but did you know that sometimes what you don’t say is just as important as what you do say. For example, is it always necessary to give your partner your (unsolicited)...

Duration:00:26:52

Great Relationships Start With the One You Have With Yourself (w/ Life Coach Kerry Rasenberger)

2/1/2021
One of the most important relationships you’ll ever have is the relationship you have with yourself. This episode offers a challenge to anyone who is looking for more of all the right things. What if you start to fully embrace self-love and find yourself in more loving, balanced, meaningful relationships overall? What if being your own best friend is what ultimately leads to healthy, vibrant, and fun friendships with others? What if being kind and understanding to an imperfect you helps to...

Duration:00:33:11

Saying No to Negative Self Talk (with Psychotherapist Blaine Lawson)

1/18/2021
What happens when the things you tell yourself start to turn from negative to positive, from discouraging to encouraging, from damaging to life-affirming? Everything changes! Words matter and we decided to evaluate what kinds of things we’ve been saying to ourselves and how it’s affecting our lives. Our guest, Psychotherapist Blaine Lawson, uses a few simple mindfulness exercises to introduce us to a whole new world of language that serves to build us up. By the end of the episode, she has...

Duration:00:32:14

Self-Discipline: How to Get It and Why You Need It

1/4/2021
Ah, the new year. Every January seems to be the perfect time to focus on a fresh start. It’s a time to take a look at bad habits we’d like to break and good habits we’d like to develop. Many of us make (and a few of us keep) New Year’s resolutions. This New Year hits different. As we usher in 2021, it seems to be less “New Year, New Me” thing and more “New Year, New Circumstances”. Still, there may be room for working on ourselves. For a lot of us, the stress and uncertainty of 2020 left us...

Duration:00:26:47

Ways to Beat the Blues and Loneliness w/Counselor Matt Lawson

12/21/2020
‘Tis the season to be…lonely? This year will not look like the typical Hallmark Holiday Movie for most of us. In fact, feelings of loss and loneliness will be just as plentiful as elves on shelves and stockings hung by the fire. We made a conscious decision to create an episode where we mentally reframe and reimagine the holiday experience for anyone who is feeling the harsh effects of 2020. Professional Counselor, Matt Lawson, of Chicago Compass Counseling joins us as we acknowledge the...

Duration:00:29:48

Believing in Yourself Starts With Something Simple (w/Author, Sherry Duquet)

12/7/2020
There’s a famous quote by Theodore Roosevelt that says “Believe in yourself and you’re halfway there.” Halfway is a big head start. Imagine starting at the halfway point of a race or even having half of a major project done for you before you dive in. What if loving yourself was the key to confidence and believing in yourself? Loving ourselves is not always promoted, but today, we have a guest who teaches us to celebrate self-love, self-esteem, and self-confidence. Listen in as Author...

Duration:00:24:22

How to Keep Your Faith Flowing and Gratitude Growing (w/ Author, Pam Reid)

11/23/2020
Gratitude is a work of art that becomes more beautiful when it’s used. In fact, the more gratitude we pour out, the more we have to be grateful for. We can truly become God’s masterpiece when we allow faith to flow through our hearts, minds, and souls. Our guest Pam Reid, Author of FLOW, The Devotional for Grown Folks, highlights how everything flows and grows when we stretch our faith muscles and start searching for the good things in life. Spoiler alert: we will learn that there’s always...

Duration:00:29:20

Mastering Time Management is More Than Learning a Few Tips!

11/9/2020
Imagine yourself winning at time management! There’s so much more to life than just a hectic assortment of Overbooked, Overscheduled, Overwhelmed, Oh My! It’s time to stop what you’ve been doing, reset the clock, and make major moves that will help you catch up and stay ahead. Yes, we promise to provide a set of tips that will help you successfully slide through your schedule, but we also highlight some of the deeper issues that can make or break the nasty time stealers that creep into our...

Duration:00:27:55

How to Handle Criticism Well (and When to Ignore It)

10/26/2020
In this upside-down year of 2020, it’s easy to second guess yourself. Even though you may not feel like it, you’re probably doing better than you think you are. However, considering you have never been in many of the situations you are currently facing because of the pandemic, you also probably have a lot of room for improvement. We all do, and there is no shortage of people telling us how we can do better: enter the critics. They come in many forms. Some are at work, some on the internet,...

Duration:00:28:47

Political & Personal Arguments Don’t Have to Ruin Relationships (w/Guest: Communications Professor, Lena Antoon)

10/12/2020
Can we learn to disagree with dignity? Are there times when we need to agree to disagree? Yes and yes! This episode dives into the perfect balance of justifying our need to speak up and speak out while maintaining a genuine regard for others, with consideration and kindness? Whether it’s relationship issues, family disputes, or political conversations, we want to choose the most effective ways to deal with disagreements. Our guest, Lena Antoon, a Communications Professor at Wayne State...

Duration:00:29:05

Starting a New Chapter? What You Should Know (w/ Consultant LaShay Avery)

9/28/2020
How do you want your life to be different? What tools do you need to get to the next level? Our guest, LaShay Avery, Leadership and Wellness Consultant with Q Avery Consulting, has done the inner work, the faith work, and the legwork needed to reinvent herself. She shares some personal tips on how certain connections lead to transformations that ultimately lead to your next chapter in life. For more inspiration, go to imagineyourselfpodcast.com

Duration:00:23:08

How to Stop Procrastinating and Get Stuff Done!

9/14/2020
We know we do it. We want to stop doing it. Logically it should be easy enough, but why have we let procrastination kick our behinds day after day, week after week, year after year? Now add in the 2020 factor. Working from home gives us more control of our schedule AND more opportunity to procrastinate. Throw in the extra anxiety and it's a perfect procrastination storm! We uncover the lies we tell ourselves and even give a few personal confessions about the areas that seem to trip us up the...

Duration:00:29:17

Organizing 101: Transforming Your Home Into an Oasis (w/Professional Organizer, Nadia Audette)

8/31/2020
Decluttering our homes has taken on a new urgency. Some of us are using them as workplaces, classrooms, entertainment venues and more. With our living spaces doing so much, that means it's more important than ever (but much harder) to cut the clutter. We want to help you pave the way to having your stuff in order, your home in order and your life in order! We’ve invited Professional Organizer and Owner of Essential Living, Nadia Audette to give us some advice! We think you’ll find this...

Duration:00:18:43

Controlling Your Thoughts When You Can't Control Anything Else (w/Dr. Jennifer Goble)

8/17/2020
The worrying, the what-ifs, the doomscrolling! Worst case scenario type thinking is pretty easy to slip into in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The uncertainty, the constant new information and just the weight of how it's affecting our lives can send the most positive among us into a tailspin of negative thinking. That negative thinking can send our stress level soaring and have a profound effect on our mental and even physical health. But we can’t help what we think about, right?...

Duration:00:25:34

A Lift in Lonely Times (Fighting Loneliness w/Counselor Matt Lawson)

8/3/2020
The coronavirus has presented almost everyone with new mental health challenges, and for those already suffering it has the potential to make things worse. If you’ve been feeling lonely, we think this episode will help bring you clarity and hopefully some healing. If you’re OK, but know or want to help someone feeling lonely, this episode should help you with recognizing it in others and giving you tactics to comfort and assist them.

Duration:00:25:32

How to Cope in a World of Constant Change w/Psychotherapist Blaine Lawson

7/20/2020
Every week, every day, every hour, everything seems to change! This has been a turbulent year that has affected our lifestyles, our routines, our stability and all the things that make us feel secure. Time to dig into some tangible ways to cope with constant change. We invited Psychotherapist Blaine Lawson to show us how to look at our new world from a new perspective and reclaim our new lives.

Duration:00:39:12