Choose Your Attitude

Choose Your Attitude

The Choose Your Attitude™ podcast is a source of inspiration and motivation for many, fueled by real stories from real people who have struggled with real challenges. Each podcast — and show guest — reminds you that no matter the challenge, you hold the power of perspective, allowing it to shift your attitude from being held down by the impossible to being propelled with the possible. No struggle is too big to impact the small choice you make of your attitude on how you approach it, all in turn creating a life you choose to live!

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December 13, 2020 62 min

Today our guest is Ryan McElmon. Adrenaline junky, Mountain Biking as a hobby, but downhill skiing as competitor. Only 22 years old Ryan has had quite the experience in life. But a life full of lessons, and accomplishments. A true lesson in overcoming our fear, as we try and tackle the challenges of life. Ryan and his journey as a downhill skier really brings the idea of Choose Your Attitude to life as he explains his life in const...

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We are back with John Sardella in this episode. John Sardella, author of A Journey without a Map sat down with us in episode 13. After recording, we talked for another hour, and felt it was important to do another episode, but this time focus on legacy. In episode 13, we touched this topic, and it actually hit deep with John as he discussed what he wanted on his gravestone. Talking about death, and how we want to be remembered afte...

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HALT! In this episode I sit down with Dr JD Hassenbank, Muscle Magician, move better, hurt less. In our current situation in 2020, there has been alot to overcome mentally. In our stress, overwhelming desire to understand, John provides us with some mental exercises to help us process all that's going on, using the HALT process. Hunger, Anger, Loneliness, Tiredness. As we try and conquer the current times, here's our chat i...

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Today, my guest is John Sardella, author of A Journey without a Map. I got the chance to read his book, and was set back by how parallel his journey was to mine. He shared his journey of walking with his wife through a 7 year battle of cancer, and the difficulties around loving someone who is dying. When we sat down to talk, we couldnt feel more comfortable in our similarities. He, as a lacrosse coach instructor, and a former princ...

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October 11, 2020 76 min

Life is a difficult journey. We all strive to live our best life. However life isn't always perfect. When we grow up, we sometimes fall into difficult choices. In high school, I had the privilege to go to school with a beautiful human being that has been through alot. Ashley Rhyner experienced her parents splitting, her father coming out as a gay man, her step dad passing of cancer. For a young girl, the process was extremely d...

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September 27, 2020 59 min

Have you heard of the term six degrees of separation? The idea is that all people are 6 people or fewer away from each other. Back in 2006 I was on a flight from Spokane Wa to Seattle Washington. Sitting next to me was a friendly lady. Like most flights, sharing your journey with the person next to you, she shared she was headed to her movie premier in Seattle. To my surprise, later the blockbuster hit Freedom Writers with lead act...

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September 19, 2020 63 min

In this episode my guest is Bryce Smith, and Ben Vadez. Both friends. After the horrible events of George Floyd, then the protests, I reached out to Bryce to help try and create a deeper understanding of racism, and where as a white man I can do better. I was taken back when he confronted me for reaching out, but as I listened, and understood, it was clear. In our talks, we felt it was important to make it an episode in our podcast...

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Are you looking for some much needed motivation? Maybe a new way to feel inspired? We know that life is tough but, so are you! Finding that perfect shirt you’ve been dreaming of is a tough journey, but we have you covered. That’s why we are here with Choose Your Attitude Apparel! Wear it with confidence and remind yourself you are choosing a way to success! It is a constant reminder that you can share with others! Join the Choose Y...

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Hope you guys are excited as we are!

Season 2 comes with a new feel, a new approach, and a whole new set of episodes. Hold on to your attitudes, got a new life we are creating here and couldn't be more excited to have you apart of the journey! We are in this together!

Season 2 Includes:
Episode 10 - Sept 20 : A talk about racism with friends
Episode 11 - Sept 27 : A toast for change with Erin Gruwell
Episode 12 - Oct 11 : Sober li...

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Hate is our defence mechanism, to help us retreat back to feeling safe and comfortable, because we may not understand something completely.

Love takes work, trust, vulnerability, learning, the ability to step outside your comfort zone in order to grow and build. Love is the greater reward here.

There is no easy way to build trust, without a extreme amount of empathy, compassion, and challenging yourself to learn others perspective, b...

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In this podcast we sit down to chat with Martin Devlieger, an adventurer at heart. Martin has Cystic Fibrosis. Instead of letting CF hold him back, at a young age he innovated. Today he's the inventor of the Monarch Airway Clearance System, a life vest that provides a touch of independence for the patient, while helping vibrate the mucus build up in a CF patients lungs. His simple invention gave him the freedom he needed to adv...

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It's been three years since May 7 2017 when Brianna Passed. As a way to come together celebrate her birthday May 11, and support her and her families efforts to continue the Poulsbo CF Walk, the family talks about Brianna, how as a family they overcame the obstacles that cystic fibrosis introduced, while Brianna just did what she could to live. Through Brianna's life she was a role model, inspiration, and leader to so many ...

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Dr Paul Pottinger, the 007 of Infectious Disease, Brianna's long time infectious disease doc, Director of Infectious Disease at University of Washington, and Foreword author of the book Loving Someone Who Is Dying, takes some time out of his busy schedule to catch up, talk about what's happening, and reflect on what's happened. In their talk, Paul asks for the community to come together, to help us create a better tomor...

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Nick talks with his long-time road brother, Deano, about the power of music and playing fiddle for one of country music's biggest stars. Deano explains going from a young kid who refused to give up to now being one of Tim McGraw's lead musicians. Deano shares the band's journey towards working together on the road, encouraging each other to be the best versions of themselves, working out "gorilla style," and ult...

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In this episode, we welcome Belinda Lowes, Brianna's friend from veterinary school. Hear how Brianna impacted Belinda's life in such a way that to honor her late friend, she named her daughter, "Brianna," as a gentle reminder of her beautiful soul and a source of inspiration.

Belinda also talks about Brianna's powerful Washington State FFA Retiring Address (RA) video. As promised, you can watch the interview by ...

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In this episode, Nick talks with his friend Arvin Mitchell, a comedian known for shows like Kevin Hart One Mic Stand. Arvin is now a writer and performer on Studio C on BYUtv via YouTube. Nick and Arvin discuss the comedy world and how they originally connected after one of Arvin's shows and each shares their own battle with of depression. Or as Arvin calls it..."compression."


Follow Arvin Mitchell Instagram @ArvinC...

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In this episode, Nick hands the show over to Choose Your Attitude team member, Tara, for a vulnerable and very real interview about his past, present, and future with CYA . Nick talks candidly about his ‘why’ behind writing the book, Loving Someone Who is Dying, his vision for Quotes on a Fridge, and his motivation for the Choose Your Attitude apparel line. Plus what happens next!

RECORDED: Dec 18, 2019; April 9, 2020 (Audio Only)

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Do you feel misplaced in these uncomfortable times? Uncomfortable, not motivated, fearful, annoyed. That's normal! How to control our reality...

Ben Valdez, Substance Use Disorder Professional, or Addiction Treatment Counselor spent some time with us to talk about our feelings, feeling comfortable in our uncomfortable times, and some helpful ways to address these times.

RECORDED: April 3, 2020

EPISODE VIDEO VERSION: YouTube.Choose...

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Our goal is to be open with our reality, help us break down some of the barriers in life that make it difficult to shine and find our light like Brianna did so effortlessly.

Once a month, Bi-weekly, possibly more, we will be posting podcasts touching around all parts of Choose Your Attitude Create Your Life.

If you have any ideas for the show, questions to be answered, please email us at Podcast@ChooseYourAttitude.com

I hope you a...

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Andrea went on a hiking trip with her boy friend at the time and her brother. During the trip they went mountain climbing. Everything was great until a boulder broke free and came crashing down, landing on Andrea leg, pinning her.

Andrea talks about the accident and conquering life on one foot as a hero. From the accident itself, ways family and friends helped her through her accident and recovery, proper etiquette for visiting peop...

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