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Rhett Smith Podcast

Therapist + Writer + Speaker In this long-form interview format Rhett explores the lives of various thought leaders to discover what helped them thrive in multiple areas of their lives, and what lessons we can learn from them. Rhett is particularly interested in the intersection of self-care and relationships, and he loves to explore how one can thrive physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. He interacts with people such as therapists, athletes, spiritual leaders, entrepreneurs and many others, covering a variety of topics from fitness, leadership, mental health, and spirituality. What would your marriage look like when you are thriving? What does your parenting look like when you are thriving? What does your work look like when you are thriving? What does your faith look like when you are thriving? When we thrive in these areas of our lives we become people who are "life-giving." And when we are "life-givers" we impact all the relationships around us in positive ways. So engage the podcast and discover how you can thrive personally and relationally.
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Mar 31, 2015

About two years ago I came across Sarah Stanley online which led to a few email exchanges about running and health. And over the course of the last two years I have been both continually impressed and encouraged as I have watched her explore the outer limits of her abilities (physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually) through her ulta-running, all the while being fueled on a plant based diet.  And her running resume is impressive: 26 marathons, Boston qualifying, 7 50 mile races, and 4 100 mile races...and on and on and on. The intersection of running and food has been resonating with me the last couple of years and is the reason why I wanted to sit down with Sarah and interview her on my podcast.

As you will be able to tell from this interview, Sarah is full of life, and is passionate about so many things. I love that excitement and I love the message she brings at the intersection of our fitness, food and faith.

 

 

In this podcast we will explore:

  • being born and growing up on one of the first certified organic farms in the country
  • her journey into running from her first 8k to qualifying for Boston to her first 50 and hundred mile races.
  • the importance of not only food, but what kind of food we put into our bodies.
  • the issues that she is passionate about such as food advocacy and justice issues.
  • the intersection of food and our faith and how they can't be separated from one another.
  • her passion to empower church leaders to lead the way in promoting a healthier message around food, fitness and social justice issues.
  • her Live Freely curriculum

 

Mar 11, 2015

My dad is an amazing guy. Besides being my father he has taken on many roles over the course of his life such as church planter, pastor, professor, prison chaplain, hospice chaplain, writer, teacher, speaker, spiritual director, radio show host...and co-founder of Water from Rock which is a non-profit ministry based in Scottsdale, AZ, and which provides weekly classes, workshops, retreats, Lenten and Advent devotionals and much, much more. So all that to say, my dad is incredibly wise and has a lot of important insight into some of the issues that we all at times find ourselves struggling with.

In this episode, my dad sits down with a couple of weeks after my 40th birthday as we explore the importance of how we navigate significant life transitions; what it means to discover our passion and how we can go about exploring that; as well as looking at the role of "letting go" in our journey through life so that we may more fully embrace the work of God in our lives.

We talk about and cover all kinds of topics in this episode, but a few of the key themes are:

--some of the keys to transitioning through various stages of life

--ways in which we can discover what we are passionate about

--different spiritual exercises to help you connect with God

--what it looks like to let go so you can open yourself up to embrace God's work in your life


Check out the blog post for this podcast

Mar 11, 2015

What can I say about Marc Payan? He is someone who is hard to sum up in just a few words. I first came across Marc in the online marriage and relationship space. Though we first met online I began to occasionally see Marc in person and I have really been inspired by him.

Marc is probably best known now as the founder of Payan X which began with him helping a few people get in shape in his garage, and which now is a "movement" of thousands of people. Though it primarily involves fitness, it is more than that. It's about life transformation in many areas such as leadership, relationships and community....and fitness is just one aspect of that.

But all of this began with Marc's own personal transformation of losing close to 110lbs, becoming physically fit, and then leading a "tribe" of "warriors" that began with a few in his garage...and who are now helping transform the communities around them.

Marc has some great insight into about the importance of "working it out", rather than working out. And about "what's eating you", rather than what you eat. And not about losing your weight, but about gaining health.

This interview is full of all kinds of great insight on how your health and fitness can transform not only you, but also your relationships. Marc has a great story of transformation that will inspire you.

--change driven by guilt and shame versus sustainable transformation

--looking at how some family of origin issues fuel our unhealthy behaviors around food

--the importance of leadership and how to share that vision with others ("dreams are birthed in relationships with others)

--creating space to allow others to collaborate and lead with you

--the importance of the 3 R's in transformation (relate, repeat, reframe)

--essential keys to help  you  get unstuck

--"fat dad vs. fit dad"


Check out the blog post for this podcast 

Mar 11, 2015

I have been dreaming and thinking about starting a podcast for about two years, but just never got around to it. As much as I wanted to start it, life just got in the way. Work has been busy in my private practice, as well as speaking and writing. And then there is family life and all the things that come with that as well. Trying to balance out work, family life, as well as my own personal stuff has become a huge challenge over the years...and so the podcast just took a backseat.

So that's why I thought it so important to start my podcast journey off talking about the intersection of self-care and relationships. What I have learned over the years is that when I'm not taking care of myself, I'm just not any good to the relationships around me. My ability to take care of myself directly impacts the relationships that I'm in.

My desire is to be someone who is life-giving, and to breathe life into the relationships around me, rather than suck the life out of them.

So in this episode I explore:

--what self-care is

--the four core areas of self-care (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual)

--ways to implement self-care into your life in a sustainable way

--some baby steps to take towards self-care

--the impact of self-care on our relationships


So I hope you enjoy this first ever Rhett Smith podcast, and that you tune in for more.

Check out the blog post for this podcast 

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