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Intentional Journey

English, Personal/Lifestyle/Family, 1 season, 76 episodes, 1 day, 22 hours, 4 minutes
The Intentional Journey podcast features conversations with interesting people from a variety of backgrounds to give you inspiration and tips to brighten your way. We’re about getting unstuck and living a rich, healthy and fulfilling life. It's the accompanying resource to where you can find more resources related to Career, Health & Fitness, Money, Personal Development, Relationships, & Spirituality.
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076: Change & Growth (Embracing Uncertainty)

Most of us tend to prefer predictability in life. But when we let go of our addiction to certainty, we discover new ways of viewing ourselves and the world in...
1/13/202253 minutes, 17 seconds
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075: Intentional Choices

We are the most overstimulated people in human history, bombarded with thousands of media messages every day. Everyone is fighting for our attention, from social media to news outlets. We...
7/15/202133 minutes, 12 seconds
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074: Friendships

This special episode begins with Dr. Deb reviewing what social science tells us about relationship characteristics during various life stages. Addressing a college class, she then encourages the students to...
5/24/202158 minutes, 42 seconds
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073: Good Enough

“Go for good enough. Worrying is often triggered by wanting to make the perfect choice or by trying to maximize everything.” – Alex Korb, The Upward Spiral Jeannette Slater and...
2/8/202120 minutes, 16 seconds
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072: Second-Order Change

How are you responding to world events (the pandemic, economics, civil unrest, etc.)? Are you waiting for when things get back to “normal?” Things will likely never be the same,...
8/23/202057 minutes, 2 seconds
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071: Perceptions & Confirmation Bias

Dr. Deb delivers a talk to a group about how we form and maintain our perspectives. She explores the difference between observation & interpretation and how we seek out information...
3/29/202033 minutes, 46 seconds
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070: Stephany Wants to go to Washington

An honest & respectful discussion about the state of the political climate and culture of the U.S.—reasons Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding is running for the U.S. Senate. We talk about...
8/7/201943 minutes, 26 seconds
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069: Rethinking Faith

Jeannette Slater returns for another episode as we contrast what we think and believe about our faith then vs. now. This may be of particular interest to you if you’re...
5/26/20191 hour, 1 minute, 46 seconds
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068: Who Knew Your Public Library Was So Great?

Libraries used to be stuffy places with lots of books. But have you taken a look at your local public library lately? Yes, they still have books, but they also...
1/23/201945 minutes, 46 seconds
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067: The Spirituality of Fly fishing

Jim White has been fishing since he was a young boy. He took that passion and traveled the world fishing in some of the most fascinating rivers and lakes. As...
10/24/201848 minutes, 24 seconds
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066: Mindfulness, Meditation & Work-Life Balance

How do you manage the stresses of work, family, news, money and everything else on your plate? Financial planner and professional horse competitor, Lisa Mason, shares tips she’s learned to...
9/26/20181 hour, 10 minutes, 1 second
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065: Russ Ware’s Intentional Journey

After serving for many years as a music minister, Russ Ware’s journey went in other directions. He opened his mind & heart to new experiences, became a business owner, and...
8/29/201853 minutes, 40 seconds
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064: Books & Podcasts

What books & podcasts engage & inspire you? Steve Kern and I chat about the books & podcasts he and I are enjoying in this season. Steve is a recently-retired International...
8/15/201826 minutes, 21 seconds
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063: Intentional Thinking

This is a really practical as well as philosophical conversation with newly-retired international baccalaureate teacher, Steve Kern. He talks about his class in Theory of Knowledge, curiosity, and life-long learning....
8/1/201851 minutes, 47 seconds
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062: Intentional Career

Have you been intentional in your career choices? Peter Strand is a designer, dancer, opera singer, web programmer and much more with a compelling story. He’s driven a New York...
7/18/201850 minutes, 5 seconds
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061: Intentional Journey

Get Control Of Your Life is now Intentional Journey! To help kick off this new season, Jack Woloshun returns to unpack what it possibly means to truly have an intentional...
7/4/201842 minutes, 17 seconds
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060: The Enneagram

The Enneagram is a personal development tool you can use to understand the strategies you use to control situations and how to use that information to get healthier. Jeannette Slater...
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059: Faith, Philosophy & Life

Philosophy professor, Bruce McCluggage talks with Dr. Deb about life-long learning, doing deep work of the soul, staying hungry, growing up and making mistakes through the lenses of faith and...
4/14/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 4 seconds
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058: Who is Dr. Deb? (& ideas for the new year)

In this episode, Kaleigh O’Donnel  interviews Dr. Deb about goals, personal development, culture, experience, travel, and life. “Five years from now, you’re the same person except for the people you’ve...
1/8/20181 hour, 10 minutes, 50 seconds
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057: What Do You Want Your Career (life) To Look Like?

Jessica Gemm is Director of Talent (how cool is that title) for a group that helps connect people to non-profits. She has worked in various positions as an executive coach...
11/29/201752 minutes, 29 seconds
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056: Dealing With Your Stuff

Dealing with our “stuff” is serious business, a topic many either avoid or don’t know how to tackle. In this candid conversation, Helen Milam talks about her journey to greater...
10/17/201742 minutes, 42 seconds
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055: Control, Letting Go & Jazz

Mandy Todd is a trained musician and Director of Music and the Arts at a First Congregational Church in Colorado Springs. She has always liked having a sense of personal...
9/24/201743 minutes, 27 seconds
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054: Spirituality

In this 2nd episode with Nayiri Karjian, we discuss spirituality. Nayiri is a pastor with the United Church of Christ, a progressive denomination. She is an Armenian who was born...
8/31/201727 minutes, 16 seconds
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053: How Culture Shapes Us

We think we see the world as it is. But in fact, we see the world as we are. And a major part of who we are is our culture....
8/20/201741 minutes, 10 seconds
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052: Coaching As A Lifestyle

Curious about life coaching? Wondering how to find answers inside yourself & further reach your potential? Do you ask how you can better help your friends? This is a candid...
8/7/201753 minutes, 6 seconds
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051: Getting Past Us and Them

A candid conversation with Max Hatfield who has dedicated his life internationally in service to others. He and his wife Karen lead the nonprofit, Friendship International working to empower women...
7/16/201754 minutes
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050: Transformational Relationships

Jeannette Slated is back to chat with Dr. Deb about relationships that are life-giving and help us grow. Dedicated to helping people grow and develop, Jeannette Slater has been involved...
5/22/201741 minutes, 48 seconds
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049: Planting God

Derek Schoenhoff talks about his just-released book, Planting God, an attempt to make God more accessible to everyone. Dedicated to rethinking stereotypical concepts of God, many of which are inconsistent...
10/12/201652 minutes, 2 seconds
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048: Brave Dames & Wimpettes

A conversation with Jeannette Slater about how men and women communicate and are perceived differently. The episode touches on cultural expectations, social constructs of what is means to be a...
9/13/201627 minutes, 37 seconds
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047: Gratitude

Jeannette Slater & Dr. Deb discuss a cure to many ills and stresses: gratitude! The episode is full of reminders and perspective that we often lose as we experience everyday...
8/22/201625 minutes, 38 seconds
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046: Muslims where you live

In this episode, Dr. Deb has a candid conversation about Muslims with Egyptian, Ibrahim. Are they all terrorists? How can we inform our perspective and deal with our fears about...
8/1/201638 minutes, 20 seconds
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045: Jesus was a Middle Eastern Refugee & Other Uncomfortable Truths

In a time when Islam and refugees are in the news every day, it’s helpful to get another perspective from someone on the inside. Vicki Witte works with refugees, helping...
7/19/201645 minutes, 21 seconds
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044: Independence

As The United States of America celebrates its birthday, Jack Woloshun & Dr. Deb thought it a good time to discuss various types of dependence and independence we have in...
7/4/201637 minutes, 25 seconds
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043: Find Your Day 2

Mark Twain said, “The two most important days in your life are when you’re born and the day you find out why.” In struggling to work through her own pain...
6/12/201659 minutes, 9 seconds
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042: Mauricio in Cuba

During a recent trip to Cuba, I recorded this interview with Mauricio, a young man who wants to be a positive influence in the future of his nation. As a graphic...
5/29/201635 minutes, 49 seconds
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041: Changing Your Mindset

A lovely chat about relationships, theology, the universe, kids, mistakes, regrets, struggles, personal worth, turning a life around, finding positivity and purpose.  Laura Thompson is a wife, mother, and owner of...
4/16/201632 minutes, 19 seconds
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040: Pushing Through Pain

What do you do when you’re hurting? Do you self medicate? Try to ignore it? Talk to someone? Fall apart? We all experience all kinds of pain througout our lives....
3/14/201642 minutes, 2 seconds
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039: Get Past Stuck

An interview with Mark Tuggle, author of the new book, Get Past Stuck: How to Take Control of Your Spiritual Journey and Experience Full Life in Christ. This podcast is for...
2/15/201651 minutes, 5 seconds
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038: The Art of Breathing pt 2

This is part 2 of an interview with Dr. Frank Seaman about techniques you can implement to improve your energy and health. He talks about using tape on your mouth...
10/19/201532 minutes, 59 seconds
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037: The Art of Breathing pt 1

Guest Dr. Frank Seaman shares his pioneering work into the importance of breathing on dental and overall health. He deals with problems like sleep disorders, snoring, dry mouth, and overall...
10/6/201539 minutes, 50 seconds
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036: Get Control Of Your Emotions

Security expert Terry Blevins shares techniques for controlling your emotions in volatile situations and stressed relationships. Recommended Resources: Humble: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling Inquiry by Edgar...
9/21/201539 minutes, 50 seconds
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035: Finishing Well

A powerful story of love, end of life issues, dealing with aging parents, doing the right thing, taking risks, perspectives, letting go and finishing well. Jack and Stacia Woloshun talk about...
9/7/201546 minutes, 43 seconds
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034: Life Stages & States

Jeannette Slater & Dr. Deb discuss personal growth in light of what some have identified as life stages & states. The conversation was somewhat sparked by a brief article published...
8/23/201520 minutes, 6 seconds
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033: Boundless

Bryan Bishop has been writing stories for many years but is new to the book scene. After conducting interviews and doing research around the world for almost 20 years, he...
8/9/201536 minutes, 36 seconds
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032: Spiritual Influences

Dr. Deb and Jeannette Slater discuss their faith journeys and the many spiritual leaders who have influenced them. Life and faith are meant to be a journey that is always...
7/29/201545 minutes, 18 seconds
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031: Strong & Fruitful Life

In this podcast, we asked several people what they think it means to live a strong and fruitful life, the purpose statement for Get Control Of Your Life. It was...
7/20/201514 minutes, 31 seconds
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030: Reinventing Yourself

Change is an inevitable part of life and how we negotiate change makes all the difference. Transitions in career and relationships as well as life-altering events give us the opportunity...
7/4/201513 minutes, 12 seconds
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029: Cheating, Lying & Deception

In this always-timely discussion, Jeannette Slater & Dr. Deb talk about ways we cheat, lie and deceive, how we justify them, and the implications on our relationships and society. This...
6/21/201519 minutes, 49 seconds
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028: Community Gathered & Community Scattered

Today we can be connected to people in real time all over the world. We share our lives with those who are physically close to us, and those who are...
5/30/201527 minutes, 33 seconds
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027: Ultimativty

Author of We’re Only Human and Gut Check, Nathan Slater discusses his unifying philosophy based on reality. He addresses the age-old question, “Why are some people able to overcome adversity...
5/20/201530 minutes, 26 seconds
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026: Going Nowhere in Every Direction

Lacking a sense of direction can cause us to wander aimlessly. In this episode, you’ll learn from Dr. MelindaJoy Mingo about living with purpose and intention. She uses Alice in...
4/23/201519 minutes, 12 seconds
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025: Identity

In this important episode, Dr. MelindaJoy Mingo uses her own journey to talk about the need to find your own identity. A subject she’s passionate about, MJ says, “Identity is not what...
4/7/201525 minutes, 49 seconds
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024: Timeless Wisdom

This episode features 83-year-old Sally Woloshun, one of the most loving people I’ve ever met. She is my friend and the mother of Jack Woloshun, whom you’ve heard in previous...
3/4/201537 minutes, 18 seconds
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023: Contemplative Doodling

Lectio Divina is the ancient art of scriptural reading and prayer to promote communication with God. Shini Abraham, has developed what she calls, Duco Divina, or contemplative doodling. She has...
2/13/201544 minutes, 34 seconds
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022: Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Assistant Communication Professor, Kristy Callihan, talks about the concept of self-fulfilling prophecy and how it affects our success in life. The process of envisioning success or failure determines what we...
2/8/201525 minutes, 41 seconds
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021: Innovation Institute

Car mechanics and engineers are some of the most creative people I know. Harold Andresen is one of those. After owning his own car repair shop for years, he followed...
1/24/201545 minutes, 55 seconds
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020: Growing A Successful Life

This is a great podcast to kick off the new year. Dr. Regina Lewis & Dr. Deb discuss strategies for growing a successful life. What is the difference between motivation...
1/13/201553 minutes
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019: Change Your Perceptions, Change Your Life

We all view the world from our limited perspectives. We selectively perceive through our senses, organize what we taken in via our personal mind maps, then make judgments based on...
12/26/201433 minutes, 56 seconds
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018: Love God Hate Church?

Don’t like to go to church but want a deep spiritual life? Starting with his own journey, Jack Woloshun talks with Dr. Deb talk about faith, belonging and laying down...
12/20/201426 minutes, 30 seconds
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017: How You Think Matters

Jack Woloshun and Dr. Deb discuss theological & philosophical views that determine how you live your life. How you view how the world works really does influence what you value...
12/11/201422 minutes, 7 seconds
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016: Living Intentionally

Jack Woloshun talks about his faith, friends, finding his core purpose and living intentionally. A former football coach, Jack is a father, grandfather, pastor, mentor, carpet layer and friend to...
12/4/201426 minutes, 34 seconds
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015: Overcoming Adversity pt 2

This is the 2nd part of an interview with Carrie Riffee, telling her story of pushing through adversity to get control of her life. We hear how she was accepted...
11/25/201428 minutes, 50 seconds
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014: Overcoming Adversity pt 1

This is the first of a 2-part interview with Carrie Riffee telling her story of pushing through all that life threw at her to get control of her life. It’s...
11/19/201429 minutes, 2 seconds
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13: Top Technologies to Get Control Of Your Life

Rodney Blevins and Dr. Deb talk about some of their favorite technologies that help them get control of their lives. (Some of these would make wonderful gifts!) Here are links...
11/12/201436 minutes, 39 seconds
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012: Living Luxuriously On Any Budget

Rodney Blevins and Dr. Deb talk about financial principles to help you live on any budget but still feel like you can indulge in some luxuries. 1. Get on a budget...
11/6/201428 minutes, 17 seconds
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011: Top Must-Have Phone Apps

Dr. Deb chats with Get Control Of Your Life webmaster, Rodney Blevins, about their favorite smartphone apps that help them be productive, save money & have fun. Rodney’s List: (in...
10/29/201437 minutes
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010: Rate Your Life

We all need tools to help us measure our lives and track our progress. The Wheel of Life is a great tool that helps you rate career, health & fitness, money,...
10/15/201413 minutes, 47 seconds
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009: Living Creatively

We are all creative. Though some of us have conformed to the status quo, thinking that made us good members of the group. But it’s the people who try new things, do things...
10/8/201428 minutes, 54 seconds
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008: The Two Halves Of Life

Dr. Deb has another conversation with life coach, Jeannette Slater. We talk about the two halves of life: our younger self where we build our box (where we discover who...
10/1/201417 minutes, 55 seconds
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007: Giving Your Life Away

Episode number 7 features an interview with Sean Lambert, the founder and director of a Youth with A Mission (YWAM) ministry called Homes of Hope. Sean and his volunteers began building...
9/25/201415 minutes, 12 seconds
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006: Growing With Friends

In this episode, Brazilian powerhouse Braulia Riberio talks about personal growth through accountability groups and other personal connections. Braulia spent many years living in the Amazon rain forest working with...
9/17/201415 minutes, 21 seconds
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005: Get Moving

In this episode, fitness instructor, Sandi Watkins, talks about creating an exercise routine that works for you. If you’re not exercising, Sandi will give you ideas and motivation to get you...
9/10/201426 minutes, 28 seconds
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004: Life Coaching

In this episode, Dr. Deb and Jeannette Slater talk about the power of life coaching. A life coach is one who comes alongside you to help you clarify what your goals...
9/3/201423 minutes, 11 seconds
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003: Living a Balanced & Healthy Life

In this episode, Dr. Deb visits with Liz Cochrane about personal adjustments Liz made to live a balanced and healthy life. Liz and her husband Steve lived in India and Nepal for 26 years, developing a Christian non-profit from just ten people to over 2,500 staff working on over 200 ministries and projects. They now live in the U.S. working with ACE Development to fight global poverty issues. Visit their website at One of the resources we mention is Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the two halves of life. You can order it by clicking on the title.
8/27/201420 minutes, 10 seconds
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002: Living With Purpose

In episode 002, Dr. Deb interviews John Henry about Living With Purpose. John is the director of student mobilization at University of the Nations. He introduces students to overseas volunteer projects....
8/20/201411 minutes, 27 seconds
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001: Getting Beyond The Zombie Life

In this premier episode, we bring a conversation between Dr. Deb and lifecoach Jeannette Slater. We all get stuck and start living life on auto-pilot. In a sense, we start acting...
8/13/201414 minutes, 13 seconds