For The Good

For The Good

For The Good is a community created to empower and elevate you to live a purpose-driven life. Each episode is filled with tangible advice and inspirational messages that will motivate you to live in the best version of yourself. Hosted by Jordan and Ashley Surma, founders of For The Good. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.... Show More

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February 24, 2021 56 min

In this special episode, Ashley Surma is joined by Mahdi Gilbert, who is known as "The World's Magician."

Mahdi, who was born without hands or feet, shares his journey of resiliency, perseverance, and how he's been able to transform the hand life has dealt him into one of purpose.


With his condition, Mahdi has reinvented magic for himself, literally redefining how a deck of cards can be handled. He has entertained a...

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Our homes are an extension of who we are: what we do within the walls of our abodes shapes our mood, affects our productivity, and influences our outlook on life.


In this episode, join Ashley Surma as she talks about how to create our space with intention. Whether if it is your home, office, or bedroom — Wherever you find yourself, let us fill our environment with what brings us the most joy and peace. You'll also learn more abo...

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If you've allowed excuses in the form of doubt, fear, or insecurity to hold you back from moving forward with the dreams placed in your heart — It is time to kick those limited beliefs to the curb.


In this episode, Jordan and Ashley Surma highlight the main excuses that hinder our growth — and how we can learn to shift our way of thinking to overcome them to reach our greatest potential.


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January 20, 2021 22 min

If you want to lose weight, get organized or pay off your debts... It's about sticking to those goals. And to do so, it takes self-discipline to get you to the finish line.


If you are ready to make real, concrete changes to develop your habits, THIS is the episode for you! In this episode, Jordan and Ashley Surma highlight 6 powerful strategies and concepts that will change your mindset on self-discipline.


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Let's talk about how to begin daily affirmations for the new year. If you're listening to this on March 12th, June 20th or even October 17th... Start right away! It's never too late to start training or retraining our minds. And this retraining of our minds will eventually shift the way we talk to ourselves, how we think about ourselves - and what our perceptions are of situations. Using daily affirmations will have a p...

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We are kicking off our first episode of 2021 with Cheryl Pozek, a four-time triathlete who is training for her first Ironman. She is also a health coach and host of Healthy Living: Garden To Table on YouTube. This episode is the perfect one to set the tone for 2021 — with focus and intention.


Ashley and Cheryl talk about the benefits of creating a healthy morning routine — and how it has an incredible impact in shaping our lives. T...

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December 23, 2020 7 min

As we near closer to the end of the year, it seems as though life tends to get busier. If the season has you feeling stressed or overwhelmed, listen to this episode to learn more about why it is beneficial for us to take time to pause. Rather than forging ahead into the beginning of a new year, we should slow down to celebrate our accomplishments, reflect on the spaces we've grown, and learn from what we've experienced in 2...

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December 9, 2020 14 min

This week marks the 2 year anniversary of For The Good. In this special episode, Jordan and Ashley talk about what they've learned along the way while sharing highlights from 2020.


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November 18, 2020 10 min

Life is about transformation, change, and most importantly, about the evolution of self. In this episode, Ashley guides you through the seasons we experience in our lifetime — and how each has the ability to serve our life for a greater purpose. You'll learn how to recognize which season you are walking in, and how it can help you develop, grow, and have a deeper understanding of self.


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The definition of the Law of Attraction is attracting to your life whatever you give your attention, focus and energy to, whether wanted or unwanted.


Our thoughts are like magnets, and will draw into our lives more of what we are thinking about, positive or negative.


In this episode, Jordan and Ashley dive in on the Law of Attraction and Power of Intention — as they talk about how our thoughts have the ability to manifest the life o...

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As a bonus episode to Ashley's Navigating the Grief Journey, she is diving in on ways to cope during the holiday season after the loss of a loved one. The first holiday season can be especially difficult — as you reflect on what this new normal feels like and how you should spend the season. In this episode, Ashley shares what she's learned on her personal grief journey – and how it can be a guide for you too.


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October 28, 2020 32 min

This year has been one where we've journeyed the unknown — experiences and circumstances we've never had before. While we are still in the midst of this season, Jordan and Ashley felt it was important to create an episode dedicated to how to navigate and embrace these times of uncertainty — while sharing ways to create calmness in your own life.


We are here to remind you that you are doing a great job — and we are here to wa...

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October 21, 2020 21 min

The Aramaic word for "forgive" literally means "untie." Forgiveness is what frees us from the ties that hold us to hurt and suffering.


If you have been struggling to let go of past hurt, join us for this empowering talk to bring peace and healing into your life. In this episode, Ashley guides you on your own path to acceptance and forgiveness.


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October 14, 2020 29 min

The number of men with a mental health issue is growing at an astonishing rate. Researchers estimate at least six million men experience depression each year in the United States.


Men are also more likely to struggle with substance abuse, addiction, and die by suicide than women.


It is now being called a silent crisis because of the low percentage of men reaching out for help or receiving the treatment they need.


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October 7, 2020 17 min

Our society tries to teach us to hold what we are feeling inside and to "just move on."

We've all heard this phrase time and time again. There are people who share these three words with you as if to say what you are going through isn't worth your time to grieve over.


In this episode, Ashley talks about why this is hindering to our healing process — while sharing her grief story and lessons she's learned along t...

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September 30, 2020 23 min

In this new episode, Jordan and Ashley are talking about 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒒𝒖𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒘𝒆 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒓𝒐𝒍 — We felt it was important to have this conversation as a way to empower you to take control of your life in the spaces you can while learn...

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𝑻𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒊𝒔 𝒂𝒏 𝒆𝒎𝒑𝒐𝒘𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈, 𝒆𝒚𝒆-𝒐𝒑𝒆𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒆𝒑𝒊𝒔𝒐𝒅𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒘𝒐𝒏'𝒕 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕 ...

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September 16, 2020 20 min

𝙄𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙡𝙤𝙤𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙖 𝙨𝙞𝙜𝙣 𝙩𝙤 𝙜𝙚𝙩 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙤𝙣 𝙢𝙖𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧...

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In this episode, Ashley Surma returns for part 3 of our affirmation series. These uplifting affirmations are created to inspire you and heal your life to bring you comfort, joy, and peace. This year has been a trying time for many as we have learned to navigate new experiences and circumstances — leading to elevated feelings of anxiousness and stress.

Positive affirmations can help you adopt a positive mindset and changes in your l...

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September 2, 2020 22 min

In this episode, Jordan and Ashley talk about their Recharge Retreat — and what the experience taught them about human connection, the importance of mental health, and why it is important to live with intention.

If you weren't able to attend the retreat, you'll definitely want to fill yourself up with the takeaways featured in this episode!


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