iGetBetter Podcast

iGetBetter Podcast

In the iGetBetter Podcast, we discuss topics related to life, love, spiritual, mental, and emotional health and how we can ALL get better, together. The show is hosted by Charlene Rene and Phedra Smith, two friends and therapists, who are the founders and operators of private practice therapy offices in their local communities. We discuss personal life challenges and successes as well as community issues and work to raise awareness about mental health disorders and treatment options while also answering questions from listeners. New episodes are aired every month.


May 22, 2023 41 mins

We recorded this episode LIVE on Facebook so excuse our technical difficulties please. But it definitely gets good! This episode is ALL about LOVE-we are discussing love addiction-what is it and have you ever been addicted to love? What does it REALLY mean to love and to be loved? Tune in now to learn how we can ALL get better!

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Communication happens all of the time but often it isn’t effective or even helpful communication. Being able to be assertive when talking to others isn’t the same thing as going along to get along. It also doesn’t mean that you are aggressive or hostile. This is a communication style helps promote reduction in anxiety, relationship problems and even anger. Join us on this episode while we discuss how we can all get better at assert...

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June 24, 2022 22 mins

Fasting is when you eliminate or reduce food or other elements of distraction for a period of time. It is suggested that you consult your doctor before trying it. From a medical standpoint it allows your body to use energy to properly digest old food and burn fat without having to use energy to digest new foods. Fasting has also been known to be a staple in several faith traditions for many reasons. It’s been known to reduce the “n...

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March 30, 2022 28 mins

Vulnerability is a vital component to a healthy life and relationship. Yet, it can be one of the hardest things to learn how to be and stick to due to fear of being hurt. It’s not easy and it requires you to always be authentic despite how others might respond. That can be scary. On this episode we discuss how we can all get better at being vulnerable in healthy and safe ways. Let’s get better!

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February 17, 2022 14 mins

Jealousy is a common feeling that you may be difficult to admit to feeling. It can make us feel weak. However, when we start to be honest with ourselves then we can focus on the root of our jealousy. Often times this feeling is prompted by our own feelings of inadequacy and/or need for something or someone. On this episode we discuss healthy and practical ways to reduce and overcome jealousy. Let’s get better!

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December 24, 2021 13 mins

What is your faith made of? That’s what we ask and answer in today’s show. Join us to hear what our definitions of faith, barriers, and obstacles that get in the way of using faith. See how despite your religious beliefs or lack thereof, we have found that we all have used faith for life’s big and small moments. 

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December 21, 2021 29 mins

Selfish??!! Why on earth would you want to get better at being Self-Ish? Listen to our latest FB Live Episode to find out! We will be breaking down what it means to be Self-Ish and why we should all get better at it. This is one you don't want to miss! 

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October 15, 2021 26 mins

Join us for this gem of a topic! Boundaries are a hot topic and for good reason. Do you have them, how do you get them and keep them despite the guilt that may accompany them. You don’t want to miss this episode! 

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July 30, 2021 22 mins

Do you find yourself living either  too far to the right or too far to the left? Either too busy or feeling super lazy? Well, join us for another amazing episode where we discuss how balance is one of the bare necessities of life. 

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June 4, 2021 27 mins

Are you comfortable giving or do you have issues around this idea? Well, join us to see where you fall on this topic in today’s show. Explore the perks, barriers and ways to get better at giving. 

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May 14, 2021 24 mins

Do you love your work, or is it a pain in the you know what? Listen as we discuss what why we should get better at our WORK--how can we do this, and what barriers stand in our way? Work can be difficult, but when we find ways to get better at it, we can discover the rewards that come from it, and even enjoy it!

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April 1, 2021 23 mins

Listen as we discuss what it means to get FOCUSED--on your work, on your dreams, your goals. What happens when you lose focus and what can you gain by getting better? Distractions are all around us but if  we can regain our focus, the is no limit to what we can achieve.

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February 19, 2021 24 mins

Listen ask we discuss what it means to GET and KEEP your peace--what barriers get in the way and practical ways we can get better at it. Often we allow others to have power over our peace and it is our responsibility to learn how to protect it. 

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January 8, 2021 15 mins

Listen ask we discuss what it means to Reflect--what barriers get in the way and practical ways we can get better on reflection. The benefits of reflecting are numerous and an essential part of growth-both personally and professionally. When we reflect, we are not only looking back, but moving forward with power! 

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December 4, 2020 21 mins

Listen ask we discuss what it means to HELP and what barriers get in the way of us asking for help when we need it. Pride, fear, and shame are often the culprits at the heart of our hesitancy to ask for assistance and can limit our access to the resources we need.  Join in as we talk about ways to get better at both!

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September 26, 2020 16 mins

Remember when you were a child and all you wanted to do was PLAY? How much fun you had, the joy, the laughter, the freedom? As a parent we can sometimes so get so caught up in the busyness and stress of life that we forget how to stop and PLAY with our kids--after all play is the language of children and how they express themselves, so ask yourself "Have I been listening to my children?" Listen to this episode to find out...

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August 3, 2020 23 mins

How do you say "I'm sorry?" We all make mistakes. When we do, sometimes the error deserves an apology. For some of us apologizing comes easy---and for others, it's not a part of our vocabulary! Why, when and how should you apologize? Listen to this episode to find out how we can all get better at apologizing.

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Are you a parent who struggles with coming up with and enforcing effective consequences when your children misbehave, act out, or are just downright disobedient? Well we are here to discuss how to discipline effectively and prevent DDD-Discipline Deficit Disorder! Let's get better as we found out practical steps to get our kids to learn, grow, and thrive--without having to grab a belt!

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June 12, 2020 23 mins

Have you ever experienced are you currently dealing with FOMO (FEAR OF MISSING OUT)? This feeling can hit us all--especially in the age of social media where it seems like everyone is living their best life, except you! When FOMO hits, it can cause us to feel inadequate, envy, and depressed IF left unchecked.  Join us as we discuss what it means, and what you can do to GET BETTER at letting go of FOMO.

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May 29, 2020 22 mins

Join us as we discuss what it means to Fail to Launch! Also known as Peter Pan syndrome, we are talking about what causes failure to launch, who and what "boomerangs" are, and what are some practical ways to take steps towards leaving the nest, and how to deal with adult children who remain in the home or return home after leaving! 

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