175: Death Happens What Do You Do Next With Kimberley Pittman Schulz

Kimberley Pittman Schulz is Dr. Brad Miller’s guest on Episode 175 of “The Beyond Adversity Podcast.”

Kimberley is an Award-Winning Writer, Philanthropic & End-of-Life Planner, Grief Healing Facilitator.

Kimberley asked, frequently, to speak about death. She, like most of us, is more than a job title. She’s a poet and author who writes on loss, joy, and mindfulness, with a passion for all things wild and winged. As a philanthropic end-of-life planning advisor specifically, why we can be better in our relationships with donors and clients (and ourselves) when we stop avoiding and become comfortable with conversations about death, dying, and end-of-life options. 

She spent 25+ years as a charity estate planning professional and former nonprofit leader helping people from all walks of life create meaningful donations that affect the world as well as their own lives. “Well, that’s excellent employment if you can get it!” said one of Kim’s benefactors early in her career.

In this episode, you’ll discover what it takes to overcome sadness, find your way back, and live wisely as a force for good in the world. She also debunks the notion that pain and joy are opposed. And think that even while grieving and living your life, you can do and exist with enormous delight. 

Kim’s personal experience with grief and death began when she was around three and a half years old, saved from a house fire. However, her two sisters, who were sleeping in the same room as her, could not be spared. As a result, Kim, exposed to loss at an early age, which was terrible for her parents. Her mother forever changed due to the event, so loss has always been a part of who she was.

When we think of grief, we usually think of sadness and other similar emotions, but grief encompasses a wide range of emotions as well as a physical component. Our thoughts, feelings, bodies, and emotions are all intertwined. As a result, if you start steering up one region, it will stir up all of the others. 

For Kim, it got to the point that she sought out one-on-one counseling and a physician who wanted to put her on antidepressant medication. There are instances when sadness turns into true clinical depression, but Kim felt in her bones that this was unresolved grief, not depression, at the moment. It did, however, give her a sense of urgency, and she didn’t want to be there forever. 

It was debilitating, and Kim struggled to sit in meetings. She should be leading a group of people, but she didn’t care. Nothing was important. She eventually left that job and took one that was less demanding since she needed to take care of herself.

Anyone struggling with the death of a loved one should listen to Episode 175 of The Beyond Adversity Podcast. This audio demonstrates how to effectively deal with concerns such as emotional, physical, and mental stress when dealing with death. This episode reminds us that life is more extensive than what we’re going through right now, and all we have to do is deal with the pain and keep moving on in life. 

“The Beyond Adversity Podcast with Dr. Brad Miller is published weekly with the mission of helping people “Grow Through What They Go Through” as they navigate adversity and discover their promised life of peace, prosperity and purpose. 

Website: https://www.poetowl.com/ 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCavBXSyezBFXdMbQmbS_5_g  

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimberley-pittman-schulz-b055a819/  

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kimberleymindfulwriter/?hl=en 

174: How To Relax and Change Everything From The Author “Relationship, Are You Sure You Want One” Brendan Watt

Brendon Watt is Dr. Brad Miller’s guest on Episode 174 of “The Beyond Adversity Podcast.”

Brendon Watt is a global Access Consciousness® facilitator, entrepreneur, business, and life mentor.

Global Access Consciousness is a Kingdom-Advancing Leadership Development Company that empowers you, the Christ-Centered Entrepreneurs, to Grow & Scale Your Business Elegantly with Identity-Aligned Positioning, Compassion-Driven Marketing, and Confidence-Fueled Selling.

Brendon delivers seminars and workshops worldwide, enabling others to know they are not wrong. That everything is possible, and that they are only one choice away from change, drawing on his journey from a struggling craftsman and single parent to a global speaker.

In this episode, Brendon discusses his challenges and how he could turn his life around, resulting in him living a life he could never have imagined years ago. He expressed the belief that no amount of money can make you happy, especially if you feel as if your life has no meaning and you are losing hope.

Brendon grew up in Australia, where he was, subjected to maltreatment as a child. That physical and sexual abuse and a lack of money made life fascinating from an early age, and as he progressed through life, starting school and then high school, he was constantly ridiculed. Brendon was looking for a place to call home where Brendon could just fit in. Life had been cruel to him, and It didn’t matter how hard he tried. It just wasn’t going to work.

Brendon got into a relationship and had a kid who is now 17 years old. In Australia, he became a tradesman and began a tile firm, believing he was, meant to accomplish. That didn’t work either. Brendon was picking his path in life based on what everyone else was telling him because he couldn’t find happiness anyplace, even with money. He believed that as soon as he received the money, he would be satisfied.

Brendon recalls thinking one day that if he had $10,000 in the bank, he would be happy, but even if having $10,000 in the bank, he would still be depressed. When he was 29, he was at a stage where Brendon just wanted to give up; he had run out of hope and didn’t want to live any longer. Brendon was depressed and didn’t see any way out. And one day, he asked the cosmos for assistance, whatever it may be, for he had nothing left to contribute and nothing left to get up in the morning. The next day, Brendon came across a small advertisement in the newspaper that read, “All of life comes to me with ease joy and glory call Mel.” That’s when he came across Access Consciousness.

Brendon’s narrative is a compelling, spiritual, and transformational testimonial to someone who has navigated through adversity and emerged with a life of serenity, prosperity, and purpose.

The Beyond Adversity Podcast Episode 175 is a must-listen for everyone going through a challenging period right now and believes that’s all there is to life. You can change your life, just as Brendon did; despite all of life’s challenges, he managed to overcome them and succeed in all of his endeavors.

“The Beyond Adversity Podcast with Dr. Brad Miller is published weekly with the mission of helping people “Grow Through What They Go Through” as they navigate adversity and discover their promised life of peace, prosperity and purpose. 

Website: https://www.brendonwatt.com/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqUIwd0enUwbkFgE0yUkQEg

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brendon-watt-788b0a47/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/accessbrendonwatt/?hl=en

173: Pornography, The Addiction Nobody Will Talk About with Author Joshua Shea

Joshua Shea is Dr. Brad Miller’s guest on Episode 173 of “The Beyond Adversity Podcast.”

Joshua is a coach, author, and speaker sharing his story and educating about pornography addiction. He specializes in coaching both men and women who are pornography addicts or are the partners of a pornography addict. He also coaches people dealing with trauma, is a certified betrayal trauma coach through the PBT Institute and has a life coaching certificate through KEW/CTAA.

In this episode, Joshua shared his experience of alcoholism and porn addiction. He talked about how he dealt with the consequences and turned his life around.

Joshua talks about how he became a porn addict at the age of 12. He dealt with emotional, sexual, and mental abuse as a child because of his babysitter.

After getting out of her babysitter’s care, he became exposed to the world of pornography. Seeing a pornographic magazine for the first time, he felt a warm glow inside him that’s very similar to how drug addicts feel. From exposure to pornography and alcohol at an early age to the point of his recovery at the age of 37, nothing mattered to him. Alcohol and pornography were the things he could count on to feel better.

Joshua says that “sex or porn addiction is not about what’s going on between your crotch. Food addiction is not about what’s going on in your stomach. Cocaine addiction is not about what’s going on in your nose. Addiction is addiction. It takes place in the brain.”

His pornography addiction worsened where looking passively at photos or videos wasn’t enough anymore. He would go to peer-to-peer chat rooms to get women to remove their clothes and do sexual things. At that point, he just made an illusion of control in his life.

The consequences of his actions finally caught him when the authorities came knocking on his door. The Maine State Police stated that Joshua was in a chat room with an underage female.

The idea of going to jail the idea of breaking his bail scared Joshua. He then moved away from pornography and went into rehab and hours of therapy. Through that, he realized that it wasn’t about his addiction. But about why he became an addict.

“Alcohol was just about numbing. Pornography was about feeling powerful.”

Not hiding his background of alcohol and pornography addiction, he decided to write his book based on his experiences to give back and help others like him.

Joshua Shea’s story of addiction is one of the many that is often overlooked in society. Often, it’s not even talked about by addicts themselves in fear of embarrassment. Whether it’s Alcoholism, Drugs, Pornography, or whatever addiction it is, one should never be denied help. So by knowing the consequences of his addiction, he decided to become the voice of the people that cannot speak.

Joshua truly turned his life around. With the help and support of the people around him, he now offers coaching and helps people to become a better version of themselves. 

Episode 174 of The Beyond Adversity Podcast is a must-listen for any individual going through challenges in life. If you find it hard to turn your life around, listen to this episode because Joshua’s story will surely help you.

“The Beyond Adversity Podcast with Dr. Brad Miller is published weekly with the mission of helping people “Grow Through What They Go Through” as they navigate adversity and discover their promised life of peace, prosperity, and purpose.

Website: https://paddictrecovery.com/

Joshua’s Book: He’s a Porn Addict…Now What?

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PAddictRecovery

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paddictrecovery/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshua-shea-7b9932194/

172: Responding to The Great Resignation by Creating Your Own Great Side Hustle with Nick Loper

Dr. Brad Miller’s guest on “The Beyond Adversity Podcast” is Nick Loper.

Nick is the Chief Side Hustler at Side Hustle Nation.

The Side Hustle Show is an award-winning podcast that highlights new part-time business ideas every week. As Chief Side Hustler at Side Hustle Nation, Nick enjoys examining the tactics and ideas of creating additional revenue streams.

In this episode, Nick talks about his side hustle experience, including the challenges, setbacks, and pain points that got him started!

Nick was once a corporate guy. He used to have a “real” job in a well-known company, has a consistent paycheck, and even a company car. But with his entrepreneurial mindset, Nick wanted out. He had no desire to advance up the corporate ladder and aspired to construct his own.

And like any other starting entrepreneur, Nick was involved in various projects and had his fair share of ups and downs, which he described as an “entrepreneurial rollercoaster.” Now, Nick is ready to share what he has learned along the way about business, and he hopes to inspire his fellow entrepreneurs to work hard to make their side hustle dreams a reality.

Nick’s journey to side hustling is transformative and persuasive to rethink about your nine to five job and pursue creating something you care about while generating revenue outside of your day job and increasing your financial freedom and security.

This episode is ideal for people ready to make career changes to pursue their passion and are looking for proven tactics, ideas, and resources that have helped many people build a side hustle while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

“The Beyond Adversity Podcast with Dr. Brad Miller is published weekly with the mission of helping people “Grow Through What They Go Through” as they navigate adversity and discover their promised life of peace, prosperity, and purpose.

https://www.sidehustlenation.com/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/nickloper

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickloper

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nloper/?hl=en

Podcast: The Side Hustle Nation Show

Book: The Side Hustle: How to Turn Your Spare Time into $1000 a Month or More 

171: How to Live Mentally Resilient at Work with Michelle E. Dickinson author of Breaking Into My Life

Michelle Dickinson is Dr. Brad Miller’s guest on Episode 171 of “Beyond Adversity Podcast.”

Michelle is a passionate mental health advocate, a TED speaker, and a published author of a memoir entitled Breaking Into My Life. After years of playing the role of child caregiver, Michelle embarked on her own healing journey of self-discovery. Her memoir offers a rare glimpse into a young girl’s experience living with—and loving—her bipolar mother.

In this episode, Michelle shared her journey of overcoming depression, self-discovery, and her experience growing up with a bipolar mother.

When she started sharing her story of growing up with her mother, she became very connected to the power of storytelling. Before giving a Ted talk, Michelle had to go through years of counseling and therapy because her mother treated her when she was young. By finding compassion towards her mother, she then wrote her book and understood why her mother was the way she is.

Therapy was instrumental to Michelle’s journey of healing. Finding healthy vices to lean on was how she coped.

Michelle then shares a book that was also instrumental in her healing journey. Loving What Is by Byron Katie made her realize that we create our upset if we disagree with our reality.

“You create your upset by disagreeing with it. There’s no amount of disagreement that’s going to change the reality.”

Michelle was very fortunate to have friends that supported her and held her accountable. Surrounding herself with people who truly cared reminded her that even though she lost so much, she still had so much.

Michelle says that when dealing with depression, it’s very easy to isolate ourselves. That’s the point where we should reach out. Surrounding yourself with people you trust and love, especially in those moments, is critical because they will hold you accountable to who they know you used to be, versus all the negative banter that we create in our heads.

Michelle constantly reminds people of where they have control and what they have to be grateful for. The Gratitude Practice is something that everyone should do daily. We should assess ourselves whether we are getting enough of what we deserve.

Michelle Dickinson’s resilience is truly an inspiring story. With her mission of elevating compassion, causing more open conversations, and eradicating mental health stigma, she has emerged with a strong desire to positively impact the mental health landscape.

Episode 171 of The Beyond Adversity Podcast is perfect for anyone looking to create change in their life. With an inspirational story of overcoming abuse and depression, the episode will surely give light on mental health.

“The Beyond Adversity Podcast with Dr. Brad Miller is published weekly with the mission of helping people “Grow Through What They Go Through” as they navigate adversity and discover their promised life of peace, prosperity, and purpose.

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