The 5 - Bullet Point Episode (EP’s 26-30)
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Woohoo! Another 5 episodes have passed on The IPS Podcast.
As the host of this podcast I’d like to take a moment to celebrate putting these episodes out into the world and a moment to feel deep appreciation for each guest who took the time to appear on the show and share their lessons, wisdom, and insights.
Therefore, Dr. Martin Inderbitzin, Signe Hegestand, Craig Stanland, and Kristina Paltén (if you wonder why there are only 4 guests it is because episode 30 was one I did), thank you, if you are reading this, for being a guest on the show, for the work you do, and the incredible human beings you are!
Now, of course, while these episodes are exciting milestones for me and everyone here at The IPS Project, how do they serve you?
Well, each 5-Bullet Point Episode serves as a preview episode that can help you filter through the list of episodes on the show to find a full interview (or interviews) that spark your interest and that you would like to dive further into.
But another great way to use these 5-Bullet Point Episodes is to inject a quick dose of insights, inspiration, and wisdom into your day. Each short clip from the full episodes might be the perfect reminder of what exactly you need in your day, today.
Down below you can find more info about each individual episode, with a brief description, as well as a direct link to the show notes of the full interview.
With that, I hope you will enjoy this 5-Bullet Point Episode of episodes 26 to 30.
And thank you sincerely for being a listener of the show. We truly hope with each episode we put out your life has in some way been positively affected.
The 5 - Bullet Point Episode (EP’s 26-30)
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For a second time, I had the pleasure to interview Dr. Martin Inderbitzin on The IPS Podcast.
In the first interview, which was ‘EP 010 – Martin Inderbitzin: Tasting Death, a Survival Story of Pancreatic Cancer – The Lessons, The Hardships, and Becoming a Triathlete’, Martin talked about his experience surviving pancreatic cancer, how he became a triathlete while in treatment, and why he started the platform My Survival Story, a platform that shares tales of cancer survivors.
In this interview, however, the main theme is how to handle dark times, or in other words, how to handle difficult moments in life.
Problems and struggles will always present themselves in some way or form. Therefore, if you would like to learn from someone who knows what it means to suffer yet still manages to live a fulfilling and meaningful life, this interview is highly worth checking out.
Next on, in episode 027 we had licensed psychologist Signe Hegestand on the show to talk about emotional or psychological abuse.
In short, what is emotional abuse? Well, emotional abuse is a way to control another person. This means using emotions to criticize, embarrass, shame, blame, or otherwise manipulate someone.
And it happens more commonly in any sort of relationship, whether it is between friends, family, spouses, or coworkers. Yet, it is easily taken less seriously than physical abuse since you can’t immediately see its effects.
The harm, however, that it does to an individual is as just as bad, if not worse, than physical abuse.
Therefore, we saw the importance here at The IPS Project to talk with an expert on this topic to make it more clear what exactly it is, how to notice it, how to help someone, and how to help yourself if you are in an emotionally abusive relationship.
Not only does Signe have years of experience as a licensed psychologist working around this topic, she also has first-hand knowledge and wisdom of what it’s like from having been in an emotionally abusive relationship herself.
Moving onwards we have episode 028 where I had the pleasure to talk with Craig Stanland, a reinvention architect who works 1 on 1 with clients to help them find purpose, meaning & fulfillment.
This is a very honest, vulnerable, and in many ways powerful interview that shows how good people can make mistakes too.
Yet, despite those mistakes, even if they are serious ones, that does not mean we cannot rebuild our life and live a happy and meaningful one.
This is exactly what Craig managed to do with his life after being sentenced to federal prison for 2 years, breaking trust with loved ones, losing everything he had including his house, cars, and his wife, and hitting rock bottom walking around with suicidal thoughts.
It takes true courage for many of us to learn how to forgive ourselves for the mistakes we made, and to give ourselves permission to rebuild our lives and live a happy one.
I believe this will be very insightful and interesting for many listening.
In episode 029 I had the pleasure to welcome another returning guest on the show, namely ultra runner, lecturer, and world record holder, Kristina Paltén.
The first episode she appeared on was ‘EP 013 – Kristina Paltén, Ultra Runner – Alone Through Iran, 1144 Miles of Trust, Prejudice, and Human Kindness’ where we talked about her two world records, becoming the first woman to run 1144 miles alone through Iran, and a whole lot about confidence and goal setting.
In this episode, I was interested to interview Kristina in-depth on the topics of living a happy and meaningful life. Not only is she a great guest to talk with about goal setting and confidence, she is also an incredible example of someone who knows how to live well and follow her heart.
So this is an interview for you to discover these lessons and wisdom.
Also, this was in fact the first videotaped interview we did on the show.
So, if you would also like to watch the interview between me and Kristina, you can. This will also mark the beginning of many more videotaped interviews on this show.
And lastly, let us end this 5-Bullet Point Episode with some more positivity.
In wanting to contribute to spreading the impact of positive actions around the world, we created The IPS Positive News Stories.
In this type of episode, we will be sharing a collection of positive news stories from across the world on various kinds of topics.
So far we have done two positive news stories. On the first one we shared 6 true hero stories, and on the second one, which is episode 030, we shared 5 positive changes in the environment.
If you like looking at the news from a much more optimistic angle, then definitely look for The IPS Positive News Stories on the podcast.
Question about this episode: Which episode in this 5-Bullet Point Episode of episodes 26-30 sparked your interest the most and why? Or which one did you enjoy the most if you already listened to them?