Mental health, suicide, and rebuilding after a tragedy - With Kayla Stoecklein
You are NEVER alone. You will never forget this conversation This may be the most important interview we have ever released Kayla is one of the most incredible people I’ve ever met. She is the wife of Pastor Andrew Stoecklein who died by suicide just over a year ago. In this deeply emotional interview, we hear Kayla's story of losing her best friend, husband, and father of her beautiful children to mental illness. She’s honest about the time before and after this tragic loss and what it was like to tell her 3 beautiful boys that daddy is gone. Nearly 800,000 people die by suicide in the world each year, that’s one death every 40 seconds and 90% of suicide attempts are impulsive. Kayla discusses with great emotion the impact that this tragedy has had on her family and on her. She also discusses in detail different strategies that should be employed when someone is suffering from mental illness There’s a stigma around mental illness, especially towards people of faith. We often think that suicide is selfish. Kayla will tell you that this is a college falsehood and something she is passionate about correcting. Kayla is very raw and honest about her experience and the grief that sets in each and every day. She also shares what she wishes she would have said and done differently which I believe will help you or someone you love that is dealing with this. This interview is near and dear to my heart and I was beyond moved by the superhuman power this amazing woman has, she is evidence to me that God can give you the strength to keep going through the hardest of times. Mental Illness is a broad term. Just like physical illnesses and injuries, there is a wide spectrum. Physical injuries can range everywhere from a broken bone to something as serious as cancer or a heart attack. Mental illness can range from something like anxiety to anger all the way to clinical depression, bipolar disorder, etc. etc. it is a very broad term The truth is, most people I know suffer from some form of anxiety, fear, anger, all the way to depression and some cases of severe depression. There are so many things you can take from this conversation, but the most important thing I want you guys to hear is that you are NEVER alone. You are LOVED and SUPPORTED by so many people, more than you know. If you are struggling or just need someone to talk to please call suicide hotline 1-800-273-8255 or you can text home 471741 for crisis help. If you guys can do anything for me, it would be that you not only watch/listen to this video but to please SHARE it as I know it could save someone's life. Let’s break the stigma together and continue the conversation. God Bless you all.
Health is Wealth- with Dr. Ian Smith
How to EAT CLEAN, BURN FAT and a detailed look at INTERMITTENT FASTING and who it is right for?! Dr. Ian Smith is not only the best and youngest looking 50-year old I’ve seen but also one of the most well-known Doctors on television and #1 New York Times bestselling author. In this interview, we have a detailed conversation about “Clean Eating “ And “Intermittent Fasting “ Dr. Smith also debunks what he calls the “myths” about weight loss programs like keto. Then we take a complete turn and move off of the health topic and talk about what it’s like to be apart of a secret society at Harvard. He writes about this world (I knew nothing about) in his book “The Ancient Nine “ It’s fascinating!!! This conversation goes over not just health and wellness but we dive deep into Ian’s life and his practical approach to doing the WORK and how it will never fail you. You have seen Dr. Smith as a host of the tv show “The Doctors” and Good Morning America, The Today Show, The View, Rachael Ray etc etc Ian gives the secret of 70/30 and why the best way to reach your goals include truly enjoying your life along the way. We know training our mind is key, but fueling our body the right way is just as much a necessity to MAXING OUT your life! When you’re striving to be the best version of yourself you need many of these things we discuss in the interview. This interview is incredibly tactical, detailed and full of golden nuggets, you’ll definitely want a pen and paper nearby to take notes.
CHASE THE DREAM - With Dierks Bentley
Show up and be AUTHENTIC After being blown away by watching Dierks live, I just had to sit down with him! In addition to his brilliance as a performer, I really wanted you all to get to know how truly thoughtful and humble this man is. In this interview, we go deep...Deep into one of the most unlikely and inspiring stories you will ever hear to superstardom. We talk about him moving across the country to boarding school at 14, the risk he took with moving to Nashville to make music and many of the experiences that got him to where he is today. Dierks eloquently describes how showing up as your authentic self is the road that takes you to your ultimate fulfillment. When you are “Afflicted with the Love for Something “it never feels like work, and it's amazing what you will find yourself accomplishing. He doesn’t believe that he is gifted, he believes that his love of country music was the catalyst for developing the SKILLS to become one of the greatest country artists of all time. This interview is raw and honest, Dierks and I come clean about how we don’t always want to go on stage. However, the moment we do, we realize exactly why we love it, and that’s because it feels like HOME. You’ll know you are living your PURPOSE when you feel it in your bones that you are exactly where you need to be. HOME! Give yourself permission to let go of the shame you might feel about a particular mess you might have in your life right now. Your mess will someday be your MESSAGE You are a RISER, stay BLISSFULLY dissatisfied while you go after the life you want. Get ready to hear a whole other side of Dierks you didn’t know!
Let your Effort Compound - with Ed Mylett
Life is like a PIÑATA! Yep you heard me right! A PIÑATA What if everything you needed to WIN and be totally FULFILLED was already within you NOW?! The ONE main difference between successful people and non-successful people is that mega-achievers stay in the game LONG enough to COLLECT LIFES CANDY! We’ve talked about this before, the best ABILITY you can have is AVAILABILITY. In this video, we dive deeper into WHY this matters, and why it’s the MOST important piece. A lot of you message me saying you don’t have the skills or the resources but the TRUTH is you have the #1 talent necessary to WIN and that’s RESILIENCE. Life is like a Piñata in that way, you want the reward inside but you have to continue to pound away at it until it breaks. Some of you give up RIGHT before the candy falls out. So many people in life give up right before the candy is getting ready to pour out! Candy in life can be our dream, goal, money, etc. In this solo video, I further explain this analogy to prove to you why it’s okay to feel disoriented, lost, and so many other things when you are working towards your DREAMS and how the most critical piece is holding your ground and being AVAILABLE for when the candy does fall. The second piece is to take advantage of “COMPOUND POUNDING “ Often times hitting “life’s piñata“ over and over again looks like we’re making no dent, making no progress.....but we are! Every single swing is getting us closer to the candy! But we can’t see it, it’s an invisible force. My prayer for you is that when you feel the urge to walk away from your dreams because it’s taking too long, you use that as an INDICATOR you are exactly where you need to be. SUCCESS is coming, but are you COURAGEOUS enough to stay AVAILABLE?
Be Your Best Self- With Mike Bayer
Who do you SHOW UP as each and every day? You may have seen him on @DrPhil or the NewYork Times bestseller list for writing Best Self: Be You, Only Better. He's the CEO and founder of CAST Centers and a regular on the Dr. Phil show, my friend, Coach Mike Bayer! In this interview, we dive deep into the shame we all feel and how debilitating it can be to move forward when we are carrying that kind of weight around with us. Being the best version of you means showing up as your most AUTHENTIC self, the TRUTH of who you are to your core. When we can capitalize and identify that person we are able to practice this in our day to day life and pinpoint when we aren’t. Since my dad is an alcoholic and has been sober 30+ years now, this interview really hit home for me and I share a message to anyone who is still using. If you have faced addiction yourself, or witnessed it amongst a loved one, or struggled with any kind of mental health - this interview is for YOU. Often we struggle with our past and harbor it, keeping us stuck. Your past is actually the greatest tool in your toolbox if you choose to let it produce your greatest growth. You’re going to want to have a pen ready to take notes because Mike gives concrete ACTIONABLE ways to help you IDENTIFY who you are being at your BEST self and who you are when you’re not. You definitely won’t want to miss out on my share of who I am when I am being my anti-self either!