The Motyv Podcast

The Motyv Podcast

Welcome to the Motyv Podcast, where we help you solve life's hardest problems. You want to be happy, but you also have very difficult problems in your life. Our mission is to help you solve your life's most difficult problems using therapeutic principles. As a licensed therapist, anxiety, addiction, and relationship expert, I'm tired of having solutions that only paying clients receive. It's time to share them. Supplement your experience by using our Self-Worth/Mood & Anxiety program. Purchase it at www.motyvacademy.com. You can also buy it as a gift by emailing us at assistant@motyvacademy.com.

Episodes

June 17, 2021 20 min

This episode is the most raw and real I've been. If you don't want to hear the truth then don't listen. I'm mad at you. I'm mad that you don't stand up for yourself. I'm mad you're okay with bullying. I hope you can be mad enough as well to fight back!

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Watching chickens create their "pecking order" is quite disturbing. Watching humans is even worse. The consequences you're experiencing in the sometimes invisible hierarchy of society can be severe.  Listen in as I share a story about my ruthless chickens and what that taught me about acceptance and purpose. 

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"What's wrong with you...?" Ever been asked that when you've tried making some self-improvements? Making personal changes is hard enough. Not knowing how to deal with others who witness your changes, or being afraid that others will see your changes will make it even harder. Not anymore!! This episode discusses the social dilemma of being held hostage by your social audience and offers two skills to use in how you c...

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Thinking should be the greatest tool in your toolbox for happiness. Knowing how is therefore essential. Most people don't actually think as often as they "think" they do. Instead we are reactive absorbers of data and information, but lack the focus to discern the difference between honest and dishonest thoughts. This episode will teach you three ways to become a better thinker.  Listen now. 

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This Christ focused episode will show you how to stop being deceived by Satan. He's attacking in greater boldness than ever before. You must understand the difference between relief and peace to stay free and connected to God. 

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You want to know the biggest reason you or your loved one can't give up pornography? Why are there times of sobriety and then bad relapse? This episode unloads a gem of knowledge I believe everyone needs to know about purpose and replacing pornography. 

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Bad days happen...weekly. Nobody has a great day everyday. You're no different. What do you do though? What are your strategies for taking a bad day and turning it into a bad couple hours? How do you keep it from becoming two? or three bad days? This episode will help. You deserve to add tool to your toolbox.?

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Caring is scary. Caring about anything will create pain at some point. Humans tend to run away from pain, which is what makes caring a scary experience. You will hear why you repeat the phrase "I don't care" as often as you do, and what you can do about it. You need to stop because the fact is...you do care! Find out how!

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You all have emotion. Some are easy to see and others are hidden. Some are nearly invisible. Learn and gain more self-awareness in this episode as I discuss what these emotions are and what you can do about them. The increased awareness you'll have will help you personally and in your important relationships. 

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Therapy creates epiphanies for me everyday. I share a few I've learned lately that will greatly help your perspective in your life. From a simple tip improving your mood, or helping your relationship, one of them is sure to speak to you. 

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Life is an arena. You and I get thrown in the dirt everyday. What do you when you fail...when you come up short? What do you do when someone rejects you? I share the answer from an experience my daughter had falling off a horse that you need to remember. 

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Not only will you learn the differences in these two different types of addiction, but you will learn a critical step anyone can take to overcome an addiction or habit. Don't think you have to struggle with an addiction to need this episode. We all have bad habits and this will help you know what to do to break them. 

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Death can create perfect perspective if you let it. My dad taught me through his life and in his death one important lesson. If you need to hear a story to help you create some perspective in your life then push play as I share a bit of my life's story about my father's terminal illness with ALS.  

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March 8, 2021 21 min

Be where you are when you're there. Easier said than done. Being alive today is a life of distraction. We share our lives more than ever before, but we struggle sharing our lives more than ever before. Listen to my latest experience trying to be present and why it's important. 

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How many times has someone's name come to your mind and you didn't think twice about it? I believe we're all connected. I also believe God uses us to help each other out. Listen in as I share a recent difficult experience and poem I wrote to help you know how you can better uncover the things you hide. 

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Relationships require a great deal of focus and intentionality. Left to grow on their own, can lead to disaster. I'm joined by a great friend of mine and expert in the field of marriage therapy, Jake Jensen Ph.D. Listen in as we spell out three powerful principles that make relationships thrive. 

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It's our instinct to care about what people think. Trying to stop it is like trying to not get hungry. You need help changing your focus, not changing your instinct. Your happiness depends on you knowing how to redirect this desire we all have. Don't miss out!

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Are people holding you accountable because you don't do it yourself? Is it possible people are treating you the way they are because you invite them to do so? Relationships are about two people building trust. Trust comes from honesty. Honesty comes from...listen for more. 

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February 1, 2021 19 min

Want to hear a feel good story about my oldest son? Want to feel motivated to be more vulnerable and live authentic? Effort will always be a necessary focus of life. Are you afraid of it? Start thinking about how much you admire those you watch who give great effort by listening now. 

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Faith is a very misunderstood doctrine. Most people understand the definition, but few understand the true application. Change that! Fixing your problems everyday is depressing. Growing yourself everyday is joyful. Don't miss out on how to change your perspective. 

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