That Anger Management Crap

That Anger Management Crap

Anger is an epidemic in our modern society. Road rage, workplace violence, and so much more. I want to help. I have taught anger management for years. Now I am bringing all that I have learned here. Each week I will cover a topic related to anger and its many subtleties and nuances.... Show More

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August 13, 2019 22 min

Be impeccable with your word. Seems simple, right? Chris and I dive into this topic. It is based on the concepts from the book "The Four Agreements" by Don Miguel Ruiz. It is so easy to forget the power that comes from our words. Our words can repaire a fragile relationship or destron a healthy one. We also go into how our Word (Capital W) plays into our anger as well. This is part 1 of 4. Special guest Chris Barthelme

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August 4, 2019 3 min

This is a quick bonus episode. In the wake of two deadly mass shootings in the US in the past 24 hours, I felt compelled to share this message. Please seek help if you are feeling overwhelmed and like you could hurt yourself or others.

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I talk to Dennis Sumlin from The Core Confidence Life (https://coreconfidencelife.com) podcast. We talk about how our confidence can affect our anger. We also touch on the ego as a cause for anger. There are some great ideas and insight into how we can change some destructive thought patterns.

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July 23, 2019 9 min

When we learn our love language it is almost magic. It can help us connect and feel loved. In this episode, I talk through some basics of a great book. "The 5 Love Languages" by Gary Chapman. Learn them, express them to each other, use them, and be amazed. Amazed at how much better your relationship will become.

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July 7, 2019 9 min

If I just avoid the stuff that makes me angry I won't get angry. This is an idea I hear so often. The problem with it is you never learn to overcome the triggers of your anger. In this episode, I talk about the value of leaning into your anger triggers. When you can deal with a trigger and remain calm you have really mastered anger. 30-day Audible free trial and one free book. Use this link (http://www.audibletrial.com/angerpodcast... Read more

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June 18, 2019 39 min

I talk with Patrick who has been dealing with and learning to handle his anger. We talk about violence, control, and a great book on anger. I also share more about mothers day last year. (I am awful at these summaries!)

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June 5, 2019 8 min

The idea that personal growth is this easy, straight line process. We will all fall back. We will all have a moment we take a step or two back. On this episode, I talk about my big step back last year. Then I offer what that step back has to teach us.

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May 27, 2019 3 min

A quick bonus announcement about a new online Group I am starting. We will meet once a month via video chat and just talk all about what we are struggling with and areas you all would like more information.

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May 23, 2019 9 min

It has been a while but I'm back with a new episode. We all need something. We may not always know what that is. Listen this week as I talk about what it means to have needs. I also talk about a change in the show that I am working on. Sit back and enjoy. Then go comment and share what you think over on the website.

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I used "The Egg" by Andy Wier to find a new way to see my anger. I love this short story as it is a perfect way to understand the idea of non-self. With this concept applied to our anger management, we see why getting angry or violent with others always hurts us as well.

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April 9, 2019 9 min

Anger can seem to come out of nowhere at times. The smallest things can set us off. We struggle to find the answer. What if the answer is that seed of anger that we allow to grow until the smallest thing sets us off.

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April 2, 2019 31 min

I talk with a very special guest, my wife. She shares her take on the person I was before we got married. She then talks about how the relationship changed to one of control and abuse for many years. We end with how things are different now and a word of advice for anyone living in a similar situation currently. Special Guest: Chrissy Plotner.

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March 26, 2019 7 min

We all have a choice to make. When our emotions are growing. When a situation seems outside of our comfort zone. We can choose how we will react. We are the one in control of our actions. If we choose to see life and its outcomes as outside of us anger is only a short step away.

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March 19, 2019 23 min

I talk with Jay Cole about his new book. Special Guest: Jason Cole.

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"Emotions, I don't have no stinking emotions!" Ah but you do! We just keep them buried deep down where we can forget they exist. It saves us from feeling vulnerable. It is time to bring our vast array of emotions to light and allow ourselves to be human. Allow ourselves to be emotional.

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March 6, 2019 8 min

Is there ever a time when you are not responsible for your anger? When someone pushes your buttons does it then become their fault you got angry? Found out the answers on this episode. Anger is always within our control.

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February 27, 2019 6 min

There are so many myths out there about how to manage your anger. I tackle one of those myths on this episode. I will explore what physiology says about the aggressive release of anger. Does it really help to vent our anger? Are we doing more harm than good to our ability to manage anger? Find out on this episode. (Music is original with thanks to: Produced by Chad Rohrbaugh: Recorded At Rohr Sound Studios)

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February 20, 2019 6 min

Expectations are something we all have. They can help us push farther. What happens when our expectations don't align with reality? I take a quick look at how unrealistic expectations can lead to anger. (Music is original with thanks to: Produced by Chad Rohrbaugh: Recorded At Rohr Sound Studios)

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February 13, 2019 8 min

Welcome to episode number one! Here I will offer a brief intro into who I am.  I will also share a definition of anger and some of the cost we can suffer.  It is a growing idea so please excuse the rawness of this first episode and I promise to work to improve the show as we go.  (Music is original with thanks to: Produced by Chad Rohrbaugh: Recorded At Rohr Sound Studios)

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