The Changing Perspectives Podcast

The Changing Perspectives Podcast

Join Jenni and Josh, married high school sweethearts turned healthcare and human services professionals, as they explore a wide variety of topics including grief, parenting, health and wellness, and relationships. ... Show More

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August 22, 2019 70 min

"I am Ironman..."  SPOILER ALERT!  It's the podcast event you've all been waiting for - the Changing Perspectives Endgame review! Join Jenni and Josh as they welcome two guest co-hosts into the studio to discuss the ins and outs of the cinematic conclusion of the Infinity War saga, Avengers Endgame!       * What role does music play in the MCU? * How is grief depicted in a very real way? * What about easter eggs and foreshadowing? ... Read more

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August 15, 2019 73 min

Summer is supposed to be a time of epic fun and relaxation, right? Where does this belief come from and how does it translate into pressure today? If the pressure to plan the perfect summer for your family ever leaves you feeling like you've just become a cruise director, then tune into today's episode to explore some ways to combat Summertime Stress. Jenni and Josh also share what their summers were like as children and how that h... Read more

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August 5, 2019 71 min

In this episode, Jenni and Josh complete the "Your Last Argument" questionnaire from The Gottman Institute.  Using the questionnaire as a tool, they explore the feelings they each experienced during their disagreement, the factors that led them to approach the argument in that manner, deep rooted issues behind the argument, and what steps they each can take to avoid such conflict in the future. Join Jenni and Josh as they get real ... Read more

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Are you in a constant battle with the teenage aliens you live with to put on deodorant or turn off the lights or put away the milk?  Then this episode is for you!  Join Jenni and Josh as they talk teens with the Mom Who Knew Too Much, Gila Pfeffer!  Gila is a hilarious blogger with 4 kids and an amazing sense of humor!     Show Notes: https://the-mom-who-knew-too-much.com/

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July 22, 2019 56 min

Are you happy?  How do you define happiness?  Join Jenni and Josh as they talk with a certified Happiness Mentor, Taylor Proctor from Happiness Abound!  Taylor is a writer and a podcast host who helps her readers and listeners realize that they are capable of happiness!  In this episode, Taylor helps us navigate through some myths and misconceptions about happiness and, of course, it wouldn't be Changing Perspectives if we didn't a... Read more

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July 18, 2019 63 min

Are you an honorary member of the Hawkins AV Club?  Tune in this week to talk all about Stranger Things Season 3!  Jenni and Josh discuss their favorite things about the hit Netflix sci-fi, adventure series!  80's nostalgia, story arcs, production design, and of course, the topic of grief and loss in the small Indiana town are all discussed in this week's episode!   

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July 11, 2019 86 min

In this episode, Jenni and Josh provide a trip report of their recent vacation to the Orlando area where their non-Disney trip turned into a Disney Trip afterall. Highlights of the trip are reviewed including the topics of transportation, dining, lodging, shopping, and recreation. Tune in to hear what Jenni and Josh now think about staying off-property, visiting WDW in the summer, and renting a car.

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July 11, 2019 86 min

In this episode, Jenni and Josh provide a trip report of their recent vacation to the Orlando area where their non-Disney trip turned into a Disney Trip afterall. Highlights of the trip are reviewed including the topics of transportation, dining, lodging, shopping, and recreation. Tune in to hear what Jenni and Josh now think about staying off-property, visiting WDW in the summer, and renting a car.

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July 4, 2019 54 min

Episode 31, “Island Survivor Game: Another Gottman Institute Couples Activity,” is available now! Join Jenni and Josh as they work together to complete the Gottman Institutes’s Island Survival Game. It’s all fun and games until the activity reveals some true feelings lurking beneath the surface.    https://www.gottman.com/blog/weekend-homework-assignment-the-gottman-island-survival-game/    

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In this second episode of a 2-part series, Jenni and Josh further explore Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and how to utilize some of the techniques on your own. The connections between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are explained with an emphasis on what to do once you have identified faulty thought patterns. Applications to real life scenarios are highlighted.

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In this first episode of a 2-part series, Jenni and Josh explore Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and how to utilize some of the techniques on your own. The connections between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are explained with an emphasis on how to identify faulty thought patterns that may be preventing you from reaching your goals in life. Applications to anxiety, depression, and other stressors are highlighted.   Show N... Read more

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June 24, 2019 61 min

At times, being a parent these days can feel terrifying and hopeless as our kids are continuously exposed to some scary stuff.  We have to find a way to paint a picture of hope for our children in the midst of so much hopelessness. There is no magic elixir or magic wand; no secret rule book.  But, there are some things you can do to be their sunshine when finding the sun seems unlikely.  Join Jenni and Josh as they guide you throug... Read more

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June 20, 2019 55 min

In this episode, Jenni and Josh explore the full range of grief reactions and responses, including what happens when grief begins to turn from uncomplicated grief to a more complicated form of grief. Sources of support are highlighted.    Show Notes/Resources http://www.jennibrennan.com/resources https://complicatedgrief.columbia.edu/for-the-public/complicated-grief-public/overview/  

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Are you ready for a good ol' fashion Disney Podcast Top Ten List?  In this episode, Jenni and Josh keep it light and fun talking Disney!  They each will share their Top Ten favorite things, in general, about the happiest place on earth!  Jenni and Josh explore their favorite restaurants, snacks, experiences, rides, shows, and more!  Tune in to see how much of their lists match!     Show Notes: http://www.jennibrennan.com/changing-p... Read more

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Is youth tackle football safe? As a parent, have you ever regretted not letting your child play? Have you ever regretted letting your child play? In this first, somewhat controversial "Myths About" episode, Jenni and Josh explore youth tackle football and review a myths vs. facts document that was published by the NFL. They also share information on the CDC's Heads-Up program and their own experiences as parents of two very dedicat... Read more

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June 6, 2019 59 min

Have you ever tried to stand up on a paddle board?  You need a strong core, balance, and focus.  Not to mention, you also need to make sure your board is facing the right direction!  These things are also true of parenting!   In this episode, Jenni and Josh explore 10 ways to approach Paddle Board Parenting; Can you stay on the Paddle Board?  What happens when you fall off?  Can you get back on?  Are you falling the right way?  Joi... Read more

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June 3, 2019 75 min

How well do you know your partner?  In this episode, Jenni and Josh go head-to-head in a "real" competition and the stakes are high!  Who will come out the winner?  Tune in to find out!  Jenni and Josh have fun completing a love questionnaire and comparing answers.  Who knows who better?  And how can an exercise like this bring you closer as a couple?     Show Notes: https://www.gottman.com/blog/the-sound-relationship-house-build-... Read more

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May 30, 2019 65 min

In this episode, Jenni and Josh discuss strategies and tips to help you manage your grief following the loss of a loved one.  Grieving individuals often ask questions like "Am I normal?" or "What's wrong with me?"  Yes, you are normal and there's nothing wrong with you!  Grief is a constant, complicated companion that doesn't go away.  Jenni and Josh review ways to navigate the challenging summer season in the face of grief and los... Read more

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May 28, 2019 73 min

In the episode, Jenni and Josh dive into a topic that impacts over 40 million Americans or nearly 20% of the population: anxiety. Causes of and triggers for anxiety are explored and the impact on quality of life is considered. Ten of the best tips and strategies for managing anxiety are provided.    Show Notes: The 10 best ways to manage anxiety Breathing Technique Gif

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May 28, 2019 73 min

In the episode, Jenni and Josh dive into a topic that impacts over 40 million Americans or nearly 20% of the population: anxiety. Causes of and triggers for anxiety are explored and the impact on quality of life is considered. Ten of the best tips and strategies for managing anxiety are provided.    Show Notes: The 10 best ways to manage anxiety Breathing Technique Gif

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