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For The Good is a community created to empower and elevate you to live a purpose-driven life. Each episode is filled with tangible advice and inspirational messages that will motivate you to live in the best version of yourself. Hosted by Jordan and Ashley Surma, founders of For The Good.

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During the past 1.5 years, we've learned how important it is to care for our mental health and well-being. With the world beginning to open back up again following the pandemic, it seems as though we are all in a rush to return back to normal. But it is important to reflect on which parts of normal are worth rushing back to. In this episode, Ashley Surma talks about how beneficial it is to set healthy boundaries — for ourselves and those around us. She shares stories of how she's learned to navigate this both personally and professionally - serving as a reminder that we have a choice as to how we spend our time and energy. Let us implement the lessons we learned and allow them to strengthen our life and relationships.Join our For The Good community:www.Facebook.com/forthegoodofficialwww.Instagram.com/forthegoodofficialwww.forthegood.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this episode, Ashley Surma is joined by a special guest — Lisa Vilella, founder of Mimi's Mission. Lisa shares how her charitable journey led her to becoming an advocate for children on the spectrum. When she saw a lack of support for kids with autism, she began a group offering resources, tools, and a community for families impacted. With 1 in 25 kids expected to be diagnosed with autism by the year 2025, Lisa shares the importance of raising awareness and bringing education to our communities. The organization is currently rolling out a program called 911 Ready to educate first responders on how to handle people with special needs during emergency situations. Learn more about how this could be beneficial for your community in this episode. Join our For The Good community:www.Facebook.com/forthegoodofficialwww.Instagram.com/forthegoodofficialwww.forthegood.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This is the burst of motivation you need to keep going after your dreams! Ashley Surma felt this message on her heart to share with you as a reminder that you are made for greatness — and the world needs what you have to offer. If you are afraid to take the first step or feeling defeated in your dream journey, fill yourself up with this episode to fuel your fire. –Join our For The Good community:www.Facebook.com/forthegoodofficialwww.Instagram.com/forthegoodofficialwww.forthegood.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
1 in 5 people struggle with a mental illness.*This means every one of us has a family member or loved one impacted. A question we can often ask ourselves in this situation is, "How do I support them? or "How do I know what to say?" In this episode, Ashley Surma dives in on how to support someone's mental health — as she talks about signs to look for in someone struggling, what not to say vs. what to say in a conversation, and ways to support them in this space. Grab a notebook and pen as you listen to this episode because it is packed with takeaways!With an increasing rate of people struggling with depression and related mental illnesses, it is time to begin having conversations that have the power to bring hope and healing. Take the first step by joining us for this episode today. –Join our For The Good community:www.Facebook.com/forthegoodofficialwww.Instagram.com/forthegoodofficialwww.forthegood.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Tell the story of the mountains you have climbed. Your words could become a page in someone else's survival guide.When it comes to sharing our stories, we tend to feel a lot of pressure. If you have ever been presented with the opportunity to share your story, it is possible you've had thoughts like:What if they judge me for it?Will anyone understand?What if my story is too much? We are here to remind you that your story matters. Your voice matters. And when you share it with someone else, your authenticity will be an inspiration for others.In doing so, you'll experience healing and transformation within yourself too. In this episode, Jordan and Ashley Surma dive in on the impact we can make by sharing our story — how to navigate beyond limiting beliefs holding us back. –Join our For The Good community:www.Facebook.com/forthegoodofficialwww.Instagram.com/forthegoodofficialwww.forthegood.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This is a conversation that will change your life! In this episode, Ashley Surma is joined by Mirna Bailey, a wife, mother, and toxin free mentor. Mirna talks about the harmful impact toxins can have on us — physically and emotionally. Grab a notebook as you listen to this feature because it is loaded with powerful takeaways!You'll learn:What kind of everyday products we need to look out for.How companies "greenwash" consumers to buy products.What tools and resources to use to check for toxicity. Immediate steps we can take right now to reduce our toxin levels.... and SO MUCH MORE! –Join our For The Good community:www.Facebook.com/forthegoodofficialwww.Instagram.com/forthegoodofficialwww.forthegood.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this episode, Ashley Surma is joined by Wendy Sullivan, CEO/founder of #ImKinderThanThat. Since the movement began in 2017, the message has impacted the lives of people around the globe. Wendy talks about what inspired her to begin the nonprofit, how the mantra has helped her personal growth, and ways we can spread kindness to serve others. This episode will uplift and inspire your heart!–Join our For The Good community:www.Facebook.com/forthegoodofficialwww.Instagram.com/forthegoodofficialwww.forthegood.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this episode, Jordan and Ashley Surma are joined by Theresa Schierloh, a small business owner of over 25 years. We dive in with Theresa on developing resiliency and perseverance as an entrepreneur, the importance of living in our calling, and how an empowering mindset plays a role in our success. She shares her journey as a small business owner navigating a pandemic — and what she's learned along the way as a guide to help others.Join our For The Good community:www.Facebook.com/forthegoodofficialwww.Instagram.com/forthegoodofficialwww.forthegood.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this special episode, Ashley Surma is joined by Mahdi Gilbert, who is known as "The World's Magician." Mahdi, who was born without hands or feet, shares his journey of resiliency, perseverance, and how he's been able to transform the hand life has dealt him into one of purpose. With his condition, Mahdi has reinvented magic for himself, literally redefining how a deck of cards can be handled. He has entertained audiences all over the world in a wide variety of venues and millions have seen his magic on TV. Mahdi performs wonders without hands, walks the Earth without feet, is a miracle to everyone he meets and is living proof that nothing is impossible!—Join our For The Good community:www.Facebook.com/forthegoodofficialwww.Instagram.com/forthegoodofficialwww.forthegood.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Our homes are an extension of who we are: what we do within the walls of our abodes shapes our mood, affects our productivity, and influences our outlook on life.In this episode, join Ashley Surma as she talks about how to create our space with intention. Whether if it is your home, office, or bedroom — Wherever you find yourself, let us fill our environment with what brings us the most joy and peace. You'll also learn more about Ashley's organizational tips as a guide to get started! Join our For The Good community:www.Facebook.com/forthegoodofficialwww.Instagram.com/forthegoodofficialwww.forthegood.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
If you've allowed excuses in the form of doubt, fear, or insecurity to hold you back from moving forward with the dreams placed in your heart — It is time to kick those limited beliefs to the curb. In this episode, Jordan and Ashley Surma highlight the main excuses that hinder our growth — and how we can learn to shift our way of thinking to overcome them to reach our greatest potential.Join our For The Good community:www.Facebook.com/forthegoodofficialwww.Instagram.com/forthegoodofficialwww.forthegood.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
If you want to lose weight, get organized or pay off your debts... It's about sticking to those goals. And to do so, it takes self-discipline to get you to the finish line.If you are ready to make real, concrete changes to develop your habits, THIS is the episode for you! In this episode, Jordan and Ashley Surma highlight 6 powerful strategies and concepts that will change your mindset on self-discipline. Join our For The Good community:www.Facebook.com/forthegoodofficialwww.Instagram.com/forthegoodofficialwww.forthegood.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Let's talk about how to begin daily affirmations for the new year. If you're listening to this on March 12th, June 20th or even October 17th... Start right away! It's never too late to start training or retraining our minds. And this retraining of our minds will eventually shift the way we talk to ourselves, how we think about ourselves - and what our perceptions are of situations. Using daily affirmations will have a positive impact on our life and the lives of those around us.This bonus episode has been created for you to take just a couple minutes to get your day started on an uplifting note! Join our For The Good community:www.Facebook.com/forthegoodofficialwww.Instagram.com/forthegoodofficialwww.forthegood.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We are kicking off our first episode of 2021 with Cheryl Pozek, a four-time triathlete who is training for her first Ironman. She is also a health coach and host of Healthy Living: Garden To Table on YouTube. This episode is the perfect one to set the tone for 2021 — with focus and intention. Ashley and Cheryl talk about the benefits of creating a healthy morning routine — and how it has an incredible impact in shaping our lives. They also dive in on how to build — and stick with — new goals you have set for yourself. Empower your mind and shift your life with this 30 minute episode! —Join our For The Good community:www.Facebook.com/forthegoodofficialwww.Instagram.com/forthegoodofficialwww.forthegood.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
As we near closer to the end of the year, it seems as though life tends to get busier. If the season has you feeling stressed or overwhelmed, listen to this episode to learn more about why it is beneficial for us to take time to pause. Rather than forging ahead into the beginning of a new year, we should slow down to celebrate our accomplishments, reflect on the spaces we've grown, and learn from what we've experienced in 2020. This is an empowering practice we can integrate into our lives daily where we take time to pause and BE — to recharge our energy and feel more connected to self. Join our For The Good community:www.Facebook.com/forthegoodofficialwww.Instagram.com/forthegoodofficialwww.forthegood.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week marks the 2 year anniversary of For The Good. In this special episode, Jordan and Ashley talk about what they've learned along the way while sharing highlights from 2020.Join our For The Good community:www.Facebook.com/forthegoodofficialwww.Instagram.com/forthegoodofficialwww.forthegood.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Life is about transformation, change, and most importantly, about the evolution of self. In this episode, Ashley guides you through the seasons we experience in our lifetime — and how each has the ability to serve our life for a greater purpose. You'll learn how to recognize which season you are walking in, and how it can help you develop, grow, and have a deeper understanding of self. Join our For The Good community:www.Facebook.com/forthegoodofficialwww.Instagram.com/forthegoodofficialwww.forthegood.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The definition of the Law of Attraction is attracting to your life whatever you give your attention, focus and energy to, whether wanted or unwanted. Our thoughts are like magnets, and will draw into our lives more of what we are thinking about, positive or negative.In this episode, Jordan and Ashley dive in on the Law of Attraction and Power of Intention — as they talk about how our thoughts have the ability to manifest the life of our dreams. If you want to improve your finances, health, relationships, it simply begins within.Listen to this empowering message to get you started to living your best life! Join our For The Good community:www.Facebook.com/forthegoodofficialwww.Instagram.com/forthegoodofficialwww.forthegood.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
As a bonus episode to Ashley's Navigating the Grief Journey, she is diving in on ways to cope during the holiday season after the loss of a loved one. The first holiday season can be especially difficult — as you reflect on what this new normal feels like and how you should spend the season. In this episode, Ashley shares what she's learned on her personal grief journey – and how it can be a guide for you too.Join our For The Good community:www.Facebook.com/forthegoodofficialwww.Instagram.com/forthegoodofficialwww.forthegood.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This year has been one where we've journeyed the unknown — experiences and circumstances we've never had before. While we are still in the midst of this season, Jordan and Ashley felt it was important to create an episode dedicated to how to navigate and embrace these times of uncertainty — while sharing ways to create calmness in your own life.We are here to remind you that you are doing a great job — and we are here to walk this journey with you. Join our For The Good community:www.Facebook.com/forthegoodofficialwww.Instagram.com/forthegoodofficialwww.forthegood.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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