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Podcast Episode: Are you thinking about suicide? How to stay safe and find treatment

Podcast Episode: Are you thinking about suicide? How to stay safe and find treatment

November 18, 2019

Many people consider committing suicide at some point in their lives. If you’re having suicidal thoughts, know that you’re not alone. You should also know that feeling suicidal isn’t a character flaw, and it doesn’t mean you’re crazy or weak. It only signifies that you’re experiencing more pain or sadness than you can cope with right now.

There’s no single reason why someone may try to take their own life. However, certain factors can increase the risk. Someone may be more likely to attempt suicide if they have a mental health disorder. In fact, over 90 percent of people who commit suicide have a mental illness at the time of their death. Depression is the top risk factor, but many other mental health disorders can contribute to suicide, including bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

In today’s episodes Jake discusses suicidal thoughts. He gives us steps we can handle our emotional waves that occur in our lives when we experience these thoughts.

Remember that problems are temporary, but suicide is permanent. Taking your own life is never the right solution to any challenge you may be facing. Give yourself time for the circumstances to change and for the pain to subside. In the meantime, you should take the following steps when you’re having suicidal thoughts.

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Podcast Episode: Some insights from an unexpected place

Podcast Episode: Some insights from an unexpected place

November 6, 2019

Have you ever felt like you are just going through the motions of your day, not fully engaged with your life? In today’s episode Jake discusses a topic that would need you engagement.

Take some time to consider what you value most in different areas of your life, relationships, work, leisure time. How might these values motivate you to take small actions, to bring you closer to living the life that you want today?  How might focusing on these values help you do something new and step out of your comfort zone in some way?

Jake gives us some examples of parts of our lives that used to have value like, watching TV together as a family, waiting for either that new album or song to purchase to name a few.

Are we just going through our lives without intentionality? How is this effecting us in other areas of our live? How grateful are we of our experiences? We would love to hear your thoughts and input! We welcome your input at info@nogginnotes.com or info@zephyrwellness.org.

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Podcast Episode: Let’s End This - Domestic Violence

Podcast Episode: Let’s End This - Domestic Violence

October 29, 2019

Domestic violence is not physical violence alone. Domestic violence is any behavior the purpose of which is to gain power and control over a spouse, partner, girl/boyfriend or intimate family member. Abuse is a learned behavior it is not caused by anger, mental problems, drugs or alcohol, or other common excuses.

We are pleased to welcome Angel Littlefield who works at Safe Embrace and is a licenced clinician for Zephyr Wellness and Safe Embrace. Safe Embrace is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to educating our community and providing services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. For over 17 years, we have been committed to ending the cycle of intimate partner violence with innovative intervention and prevention services in Reno, Nevada.

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Podcast Episode: Breaking the Silence of Domestic Violence

Podcast Episode: Breaking the Silence of Domestic Violence

October 21, 2019

Domestic violence is not physical violence alone. Domestic violence is any behavior the purpose of which is to gain power and control over a spouse, partner, girl/boyfriend or intimate family member. Abuse is a learned behavior it is not caused by anger, mental problems, drugs or alcohol, or other common excuses.

We are honored to welcome Kerry Slone on our show today. She is a domestic violence survivor and she shares her story with us. By sharing her story we hope to educate communities on the dangers of domestic violence, connect victims and survivors, and assist them in the transformation of their lives.

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Podcast Episode: Domestic Violence

Podcast Episode: Domestic Violence

October 14, 2019

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which first began in 1981 by the National Coalition against Domestic Violence as a Day of Unity to connect battered women’s advocates across the country.

Domestic violence is not physical violence alone. Domestic violence is any behavior the purpose of which is to gain power and control over a spouse, partner, girl/boyfriend or intimate family member. Abuse is a learned behavior it is not caused by anger, mental problems, drugs or alcohol, or other common excuses.

We are pleased to welcome back John Malcolm from Safe Embrace. Safe Embrace is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to educating our community and providing services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. For over 17 years, we have been committed to ending the cycle of intimate partner violence with innovative intervention and prevention services in Reno, Nevada.

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Podcast Episode: Let’s Talk About Sex

Podcast Episode: Let’s Talk About Sex

September 23, 2019

In todays episode we have Alexandra Katehakis on our show. She is the Clinical Director of Center for Healthy Sex in Los Angeles and the author of Erotic Intelligence: Igniting Hot, Healthy Sex While in Recovery from Sex Addiction,[ Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation: A Neurobiologically Informed Holistic Treatment and co-author of the award-winning daily meditation book, Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence and contributing author of the award-winning clinical text Making Advances: A Comprehensive Guide for Treating Female Sex and Love Addicts.

She is also the author of Sexual Reflections: A Workbook for Designing and Celebrating Your Sexual Health Plan. Katehakis is a clinical supervisor at American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists and clinical supervisor and member of the teaching faculty for the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) a national certifying body for sex addiction therapists. She is a regular contributor to Psychology Today and The Huffington Post,[6] as well as a prominent expert panelist at sexuality conferences and public events.

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Podcast Episode: Bringing Joy Through Epik Pain

Podcast Episode: Bringing Joy Through Epik Pain

September 2, 2019

One of the most grateful decisions we have made was starting this podcast. We have met such incredible individuals that have gone through the darkest of path’s we could ever imagine and have come out through it full of courage, joy and humbleness.

This episode is one of those episodes. We have to warn you that it gets really emotional and touching. Jake gets to sit down with one of his longtime friends Erik Riekenberg. Erik is the owner of Epik Weddings & Events, where they specialize in providing clients with DJ, Emcee, Live Music, Photography, Videography, and Photo Booth at their weddings.

Erik opens up about his life and journey. He talks about the most difficult part of his life where he lost his wife to cancer and how he took the steps to grieve and be grateful for the part she played in his their sons life.

The painful experiences you encounter in the course of your life are a reminder of how bad things can get, especially when you hit rock bottom. Pain wards off pride… and we all know pride comes before a fall.

This is your life. You don’t get to go back and try again if you don’t get this round quite right. The pain of loss reminds us of this fact. It is not a cliche if it is true, we only have this moment guaranteed to us.

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Podcast Episode: A Story of Growth, Change, and Learning

Podcast Episode: A Story of Growth, Change, and Learning

August 26, 2019

Personal growth is the ongoing process of understanding and developing oneself in order to achieve one’s fullest potential. Personal development is a vital part in a person’s growth, maturity, success and happiness. It is the foundation of emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual health.

We had the pleasure of having Christina DeLosAngeles on our show after inviting us on hers, it was our turn to learn more about her and the work she is doing. Christina DeLosAngeles is a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate at Life Practice Counseling Group in Stockton, California. She works with individuals and couples in therapy to build strong relationships, deepen connection with themselves as well as others to live a more vibrant and free life.

She speaks to Jake about her journey through life, her challenges and victories. She runs her own blog and podcast whilst working on her career as a therapist and raising a family. The conversation dives deep into growth, courage and self-development.

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Podcast Episode: Couples vs Individual Therapy

Podcast Episode: Couples vs Individual Therapy

August 19, 2019

When problems threaten to swamp your marriage, that's a vital time to reach out for help.  At the same time, the kind of professional you go to for help makes a huge difference.

If your purpose is to work on your relationship, then it is better to come together (an exception is when there is physical abuse – then couples therapy is contraindicated).   A good couple’s therapist will have the ability to work within the relationship dynamic in ways that just aren’t there when a person is in therapy by themselves.  Research has shown that individual therapy with the goal of working on the relationship isn’t effective.  In fact, it can lead to separation.

Todays episode Jake deals with these two therapy types. He helps us see the importance of having your partner at your therapy sessions. If unbalancing a relationship, that is, fostering asymmetry of growth from treating just one spouse, can lead to the toppling of a marriage, that's a seriously bad outcome.

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Podcast Episode: The Girl With The Hoop Earings

Podcast Episode: The Girl With The Hoop Earings

August 12, 2019

When you are committed to fulfilling your purpose, there is a way that it is going to be revealed to you.  Most of the time, your purpose is revealed to you through your pain.  When you know who you are and whose you are, then there is nothing that happens in your life by happenstance or accident.

We had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with a beautiful soul. A soul that has gone through the darkest of paths and came out stronger, purposeful and inspirational. Jessika is a strength & movement coach, Nike Master Trainer, trauma & the body educator, and a trauma survivor.

She opens up about her journey, ups and downs and the battles she has fought throughout her life. We have had many guests on our show, and there are those that stick with you for a long time, and this chat with Jessika is one of those.

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