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HEALTHY BOUNDARIES FOR SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIPS

Sept. 29, 2022

We all benefit from building healthy boundaries. This conversation can assist you in every relationship in your life. Join Chuck and Julie on this week's episode of THE POSITIVE TALK PODCAST .

WHEN WE EXPERIENCE LIFE DIFFERENTLY

Sept. 22, 2022

NEURODIVERSITY. It sounds a bit daunting, but it is the term for when we or others experience and interact with the world around them in many different ways. Many families have some form of neurodiverse children and parents.…

SEEKING & SUSTAINING PEACE

Dec. 16, 2021

Peace is one of the most sought-after pearls of wisdom in life. If you search on Amazon for books on peace, you’ll find more than 50,000 results. The fact that there are so many books on this subject means peace is in high d…

ANGER & A HAPPY HOLIDAY

Dec. 9, 2021

When anger controls you, life gets incredibly hard. So many people suffer because of their anger or the anger of others. Here’s a great life lesson - Wisdom is the ability to control your anger. Handling anger is an importan…

THE SECRET POWER OF QUIETUDE

Dec. 2, 2021

We are living at warp speed, and often at the speed of no peace in our lives. Science and faith combine to offer a guaranteed solution to our weary and anxious souls - Quietude. Before you discount this topic, take a listen …

BOUNDARIES: Special Thanksgiving Episode

Nov. 28, 2021

If you missed last Thursday’s episode, be sure to listen in as Julie gives us some very real help in creating and sustaining healthy boundaries through the holiday season.

BOUNDARIES - SPECIAL THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY EPISODE

Nov. 25, 2021

We all need BOUNDARIES, especially through the holiday season. Join Julie as she helps us all set healthy boundaries for a far happier holiday!

BOUNDARIES - Why We Need Them & How We Honor Them

Nov. 18, 2021

Clinical Therapist Julie Homrich describes boundaries as “What I will and won’t tolerate in my life.” Boundaries mean we get to choose what and who we allow into our lives, and we also get to choose how we respond when someo…

CREATING POSITIVE, HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Nov. 11, 2021

The Holidays come with huge expectations. Those expectations are often external, but they can be internal. Ou hope for you is that you might create a season of joy through the lens of healthy expectations and how to best man…

BUILDING HEALTHY FRIENDSHIPS

Nov. 4, 2021

One of our core beliefs, here at Positive Talk is that we can integrate faith and psychology. This is never more evident than in our personal relationships…our friends. I’ve been blessed with some great long-term friendships…

WHEN DO I NEED NEW FRIENDS?

Oct. 28, 2021

Our social connections are as important to our health as proper diet and exercise. Research has linked social bonding to longer lives, lower incidence of depression and anxiety, and reduced risk of disease. And yet many of u…

Episode 11: Surviving & Thriving Religious Trauma

Oct. 21, 2021

Religious trauma syndrome occurs when an individual struggles with leaving a religion or a set of beliefs that has led to their indoctrination. It often involves the trauma of breaking away from a controlling environment, li…

GRACE - BASED LIVING Episode 10

Oct. 14, 2021

How do you create or expect a church or religious leader to act, react, or lead? Jesus had a simple method for how we were to avoid the shame and guilt associated with much of the American Church and Her Leaders as He taught…

RELIGIOUS TRAUMA & MANIPULATION

Oct. 7, 2021

What do you get when you integrate faith and psychology? You get solutions to many of life's most challenging problems. One of those problems might be that you have experienced manipulation that led you to a traumatic experi…

What Do You Do When the Church Hurts You?

Sept. 30, 2021

Episode eight of the Positive Talk Podcast jumps into the deep end of the pool, tackling Religious Trauma. What Do You Do When the Church Hurts You? All across the world, people are impacted by churches, typically attempting…

The Freedom of Forgiving Ourselves

Sept. 23, 2021

Forgiving yourself is not about forgetting. It is about not bringing the offense up to yourself in negative ways. Forgiving yourself is simply letting go of what you are holding against yourself so that you can move on with …

The Freedom in Forgiveness

Sept. 16, 2021

Forgiveness is a fascinating concept, truly one of the cornerstones of mental and spiritual health. Forgiveness is indeed and the very heart of the Christian faith, but is also, I believe at the heart of healthy relationship…

Episode 5 - Peaceful, Prayerful Meditation

Sept. 9, 2021

If you've ever found yourself wondering what do I do when I don't know what to do, then this episode is for you. So often, we are at a loss as to what the next best step is. But, even more often, we need to stop, get still a…

HOW WE THINK ABOUT OUR THINKING: Integrating Faith & Psychology

Sept. 2, 2021

In this week's episode, Julie and Chuck unpack the concept of creating a new, fresh and better way to think. The concept of thinking about what we are thinking is technically called "metacognition." In Chuck's terminology, i…

Episode 3: Integrating Faith and Psychology | 3 Steps to a More Peace-Filled Life

Aug. 26, 2021

In a world filled with negativity, stress, anxiety, and hate, Positive Talk Podcast offers a voice of hope, reason, and solutions. Join us for Episode 3, where Pastor Chuck Allen gives us three steps to a more peace-filled l…

Can Reality Be Our Friend?

Aug. 19, 2021

This episode is all about REALITY. Can reality actually be our friend, and if so, how can we see into today’s garbled messages of negativity, anger, and anxiety and allow our reality to be our friend? Sometimes we tend to fo…

BEATING NEGATIVE SELF-TALK

Aug. 12, 2021

This podcast is all about shedding a bit of positivity on what seems like a world that has turned ridiculously negative over the past couple of years. And, while there are real and significant challenges in our world, there …

BEATING NEGATIVITY

Aug. 12, 2021

In a world full of anger, angst, and negativity, we all could use a healthy dose of positive talk. Join Julie Homrich, LPC and Chuck Allen for an encouraging and positive conversation about beating the negativity bias.