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Guests reveal their ReChoice word. ReChoice - to name a valuable insight, to joyfully embrace a new perspective and commit to it. Rather than being stuck on repeat or rehash, do a rewrite and move forward. What is YOUR ReChoice word?

124 Episodes
A "Best of " Episode from Season 1, Remastered for better audio with an update. Daniel is a white Father of eight biracial children.  Razel grew up as one of the few black students in his community.  Both share painful past and present moments in their cultural navigation and inspire readers to build a better future for all."In an age when discussions about race and privilege seem to inevitably escalate into us versus them tribalism, Razel and Daniel model for us what it looks like to engage in culturally intelligent dialogue, perspective-taking, and friendship." - David Livermore, PhDSHOWNOTESdanielabbottfiction.comrazeljones.comSupport the show
"You will be here in 10 years" is what an award-winning principal told Angelo early on in his career.  He even dreamed of becoming a Superintendent...  but after years of going "all in", he was beginning to burn out, and both he and his team sensed it.  How did Angelo reframe the last few years and tap back in to his original purpose? SHOW NOTESBE A WONDER videoREGRET episode with Shane NatermanCapturing Kids' HeartsSupport the show
Kelsey's recent NC State Commencement speech has been heard by millions... Why? In just a few short minutes, you'll hear lessons we all need to remember.SHOW NOTESKelsey's original graduation speechSupport the show
Do you bury trauma or hard feelings? How is this related to a beach ball? When do you know you’re chasing “Fool’s Gold?” What is making you dream today?Ben has redefined what and who is important. At times, it was a rough road -  Through church and career pivots, he has found JOY and purpose in the journey.SHOW NOTESCity Life ChurchSupport the show
We close out Season 4 by checking in with patrons of the show. I ask them random questions from a deck of cards called "Turning Toward", a product from friend Ashley Hertzog Embry.Part 2 guests:  Ron Fox, James Dells, Linda Pellerito, David Barry, and Kyle AndersonSHOW NOTESTurning Toward - Deck of conversation topics through Poetic Soul / AshleyMilitary Religious FreedomFreedom from Religion FoundationSupport the show
We close out Season 4 by checking in with patrons of the show. I ask them random questions from a deck of cards called "Turning Toward", a product from friend Ashley Hertzog Embry.Part 1 guests:  Ashley Hertzog Embry, Shane Naterman, Terry Gates, Jason Tieri, and Tony Pellerito.SHOW NOTESTurning Toward - Deck of conversation topics through Poetic Soul / Ashley The Gig Economy Podcast  - Jason TieriSupport the show
As a Hope College grad from the  Engineering Department, Ricky discovered he loved to help people with obstacles, such as the challenge of an amputated limb.  He then got his next degree from Eastern Michigan University in Orthotics and Prosthetics. Today, Ricky creates solutions so his patients can return to the activities they love.Support the show
Did you know it's Audiobook month? Jeannie took two years during a pandemic to start over in her mid-40's  -- she found a new career as an audiobook narrator which combined some of her first loves from her studies at the University of Michigan. You'll hear a few examples of her work (currently 95 books) and discover some things you never knew about the art of narrating. SHOWNOTESjeanniesheneman.comSupport the show
What can Walter White from Breaking Bad teach us?  According to Fred Rogers, all children need to feel heard and loved, and difficult topics should be embraced rather than avoided.  Just in time for Father's Day, Brian Anderson spells out the origin and purpose of "Fathering Together", a non-profit reconnecting fathers to their purpose and to each other. SHOWNOTESBio: Brian Anderson is a husband, father, and gender equity advocate. In his professional life, he's the Grants Manager for i.c.stars. His side hustles and projects include being the Co-Founder and Board President of Fathering Together where he writes and speaks on the importance of dads living connected lives. He's worked with dozens of companies and hundreds of dads to translate their professional skills into home-life strategies. In his personal life, you can find him building Lego structures, cooking, and writing stories with his two daughters. In September 2022, he published his first book, Fathering Together: Living a Connected Dad Life, which lays out servant leadership as a model for fatherhood. Learn more about Brian at Fathering Together = www.fatheringtogether.orgThey're on a mission to empower dads to be agents for positive change and to live emotionally courageous, connected and committed to their families.Father's Friday = www.fathersfriday.orgEvery Friday go to Fathering Together's Youtube Channel (@fatheringtogether) for their latest panel on strategies to improve mental health, connect with kids, and advocate for change.SPORCLE.COM (Trivia Quizzes)Support the show
Short and Sweet episode: Our music producer (my son) graduated last night. Dad reflects on a few tests Danny has faced and what we both learned in the process. We also look ahead for the ReChoice Podcast -- CONGRATS TO ALL GRADUATES!Support the show
Our son Danny is graduating from high school in a matter of days.  Tara, his Birth-Mom, sure remembers this moment in her senior year when she was hiding a pregnancy.  Judy and Tara share a special bond over Music, Motherhood, and Adoption.Support the show
This is a Remastered favorite episode from Season 1 - Ron has learned important lessons in his many roles as a Husband, Father, entrepreneur, educator, and leader - But it was a run-in with a proud Dad on the streets of College Station TX that taught him the phrase: "Today is the Day". That phrase has recentered him both in the small stuff and big stuff.Other people mentioned in this show: Terry Gates' EpisodeKenneth Joyner's EpisodeJeff Thorpe's EpisodeSupport the show
This episode rendered by Craig Constantine.Craig leads a community of podcasters and interviewed Joe about creativity. This conversation was as-you-hear-it, Craig does a great job of just jumping in and letting it go.Craig's mission is creating better conversations to spread understanding and compassion. At 40, Craig discovered Parkour and began relearning how to play. Finding himself in countless conversations about movement, he began podcasting in 2017 to share what he was experiencing.Then things got out of hand. He has helped thousands of people learn to create podcasts through coaching and community, has been on dozens of podcasts as a guest, and has published more than 1,000 episodes for his own shows including more than 300 openandcurious.orgSupport the show
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Trainer, Speaker, Author... and yes, Varsity Football Player! This is a RICH conversation around living with integrity, taking risks, being honest and inclusive. Graci has been on a roller coaster the last several years... she went from publicly resigning her position at a well-paying job to starting her own successful international business -- AND HER BOOK LAUNCHES 4/18!!!  GO, GRACI, GO!SHOW NOTESGet Graci's new book: RISINGGraciHarkema.comInstagramFacebookTwitterLinked InSupport the show
ESports is HERE and if it's not already at your local school, it soon will be! You'll be surprised by the changing landscape happening right now and how ESports connects students - leading to real-world skills, millions in scholarships, and more.  SHOW NOTESGaming ConceptsGeneration ESportsKristen Craft's TwitterKristen Craft's Linked In Murphy Lynne's episode (Kristen's former student, Author of "Am I Invisible?")Support the show
Ruth abandoned her love of art to pursue a life in the US Army, LA police officer, and collegiate softball coach, but has since returned to that first love. Her most recent work is on display in Saugatuck, soon to travel to Chicago. She offered to give back to her HS Alma Mater through an art workshop and was initially approved -- but a conservative new board then refused because of Ruth's background. Ruth quickly decided to speak up at the Board meeting and made a simple request: "Permanently withdraw my name from the Allendale High School Hall of Fame." SHOW LINKSRuth's Gallery "The Journal Project" at Saugatuck Center for the ArtsHolland Sentinel Article by Sarah LeachSupport the show
4 Years after an ALS diagnosis, Dave chooses to make moments happen, such as hosting the 3rd Last Annual Beach Week.  Recorded from the Gulf Coast, he invited 72 friends from all over the place, many who have left their original faith.  We discuss his book "Childish Things" and how his new non-profit "I am Dying out Loud" will live beyond him.  SHOW LINKSSeason 2 ReChoice Episode when Dave and Joe first interactDave's Memoir: "Childish Things"I am Dying Out LoudDave's "Dying Out Loud" Message with All Souls Community Church of West Michigan (Unitarian Universalist Congregation) NOTE: Dave begins his talk at the 28 min mark  Support the show
Becki unexpectedly loses a friend and it helps her gain perspective. Like a telescope, when you refocus and see things clearly, the view inspires us.  Ruth Bader Ginsburg once said, “Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time." Becki describes the steps she took to do what she loves today - working with refugees and others in their steps to become recognized citizens.SHOW NOTESLYIS : Lair-Ybanez Immigration Services PLLCSupport the show
Ever wanted to start a podcast? Jason is involved with several shows, including the "#1 Gig Economy Podcast to Listen to in 2023". Jason surprised me with his personal topic and I'm happy for him. We celebrate his new steps for 2023 and toast to friendship.SHOWNOTESGig Economy PodcastGig Economy #1 Show ArticleThreads PodcastHey Guys Media GroupSeason 1 Ep 12 when Jason and Ben were first on the showSupport the show
Expectations for the Future? How about Finding Joy in the Present? Brianna M. Brown shares tools for gratitude, self-awareness, and impact. What 30 Days could do for you... and look out for The Dinsoaur.SHOW NOTESThe Dinosaur Book and Puzzle with Preston, Landon, and Jaxon Extreme Educator Challenge Journal (Amazon)Extreme Educator Challenge Journal (Digital)Follow Brianna on YouTube or InstagramBrianna's email: briannambrown3913@gmail.com the show
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