Pep Talks https://pepforlife.com Dr. Jackie Keitel wants you to attain true PEP for Life! Each PEP Talk episode includes encouraging tips to positively impact every area of your life: psychological health, nutrition, physical activity, and relationships. Dr. Jackie, your host, is a licensed behavioral health therapist as well as a NASM certified personal trainer and a certified transformational nutrition coach. She is the founder of PEP (Physical & Emotional Power) for Life, LLC, (pepforlife.com). She has been blessed to walk alongside amazingly strong clients who have overcome physical and emotional health challenges as they have attained true PEP for Life. Please join Dr. Jackie, today, in discovering a newfound PEP for your Life. Wed, 13 May 2020 15:34:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.1 Dr. Jackie Keitel wants you to attain true PEP for Life! <br /> Each PEP Talk episode includes encouraging tips to positively impact every area of your life: psychological health, nutrition, physical activity, and relationships. Dr. Jackie, your host, is a licensed behavioral health therapist as well as a NASM certified personal trainer and a certified transformational nutrition coach. She is the founder of PEP (Physical & Emotional Power) for Life, LLC, (pepforlife.com). She has been blessed to walk alongside amazingly strong clients who have overcome physical and emotional health challenges as they have attained true PEP for Life. Please join Dr. Jackie, today, in discovering a newfound PEP for your Life. Dr. Jackie Keitel clean episodic Dr. Jackie Keitel jackie@physicalandemotionalpowerforlife.com jackie@physicalandemotionalpowerforlife.com (Dr. Jackie Keitel) Pep for Life Pep Talks https://pepforlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/peppodcastlogoburgandyoption.png https://pepforlife.com TV-G Kansas City, MO PEP Talk – Gratitude – Episode #15 https://pepforlife.com/welcome-to-todays-pep-talk-gratitude-episode-15/ Sat, 02 May 2020 06:49:12 +0000 https://pepforlife.com/?p=1041 https://pepforlife.com/welcome-to-todays-pep-talk-gratitude-episode-15/#respond https://pepforlife.com/welcome-to-todays-pep-talk-gratitude-episode-15/feed/ 0 I am expanding upon our discussion from March’s PEP Talk Podcast – Trickery of the Food Industry – Episode #13, February’s PEP Talk Podcast – What  Worry and Meditation Have in Common – Episode #12, as well the podcast from October 2019, Curiosity versus Fear – Episode #8. Last month, in the email I sent, as well as in the podcast description, I provided some self-care tips to support your psychological health during the coronavirus pandemic. One of the suggestions I provided was to keep a gratitude journal. In today’s PEP Talk, I go deep, explaining the powerful benefits of gratitude. I think you will be surprised to learn how something as simple as expressing appreciation can provide such profound health benefits. Below are the resources I mention in the podcast: Gratitude Questionnaire Gratitude Quiz Please take a few minutes to listen to today’s PEP Talk – Gratitude – Episode #15, and I encourage you to do one thing today purposefully to attain true PEP for life. I am expanding upon our discussion from March’s PEP Talk Podcast – Trickery of the Food Industry – Episode #13, February’s PEP Talk Podcast – What  Worry and Meditation Have in Common – Episode #12, as well the podcast from October 2019, Curiosity versus Fear – Episode #8.

Last month, in the email I sent, as well as in the podcast description, I provided some self-care tips to support your psychological health during the coronavirus pandemic. One of the suggestions I provided was to keep a gratitude journal. In today’s PEP Talk, I go deep, explaining the powerful benefits of gratitude. I think you will be surprised to learn how something as simple as expressing appreciation can provide such profound health benefits.

Below are the resources I mention in the podcast:

Gratitude Questionnaire
Gratitude Quiz

Please take a few minutes to listen to today’s PEP Talk – Gratitude – Episode #15, and I encourage you to do one thing today purposefully to attain true PEP for life.

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I am expanding upon our discussion from March’s PEP Talk Podcast – Trickery of the Food Industry – Episode #13, February’s PEP Talk Podcast – What  Worry and Meditation Have in Common – Episode #12, as well the podcast from October 2019, I am expanding upon our discussion from March’s PEP Talk Podcast – Trickery of the Food Industry – Episode #13, February’s PEP Talk Podcast – What  Worry and Meditation Have in Common – Episode #12, as well the podcast from October 2019, Curiosity versus Fear – Episode #8.<br /> <br /> Last month, in the email I sent, as well as in the podcast description, I provided some self-care tips to support your psychological health during the coronavirus pandemic. One of the suggestions I provided was to keep a gratitude journal. In today’s PEP Talk, I go deep, explaining the powerful benefits of gratitude. I think you will be surprised to learn how something as simple as expressing appreciation can provide such profound health benefits.<br /> <br /> Below are the resources I mention in the podcast:<br /> <br /> Gratitude Questionnaire<br /> Gratitude Quiz<br /> <br /> Please take a few minutes to listen to today’s PEP Talk – Gratitude – Episode #15, and I encourage you to do one thing today purposefully to attain true PEP for life. Dr. Jackie Keitel clean 20:32 <iframe src="https://player.blubrry.com/?media_url=https%3A%2F%2Fmedia.blubrry.com%2Fpep_for_life_pep_talks%2Fcontent.blubrry.com%2Fpep_for_life_pep_talks%2FPEP_Talk_Gratitude_Episode_15.mp3&amp;podcast_link=https%3A%2F%2Fpepforlife.com%2Fwelcome-to-todays-pep-talk-gratitude-episode-15%2F&amp;artwork_url=https%3A%2F%2Fpepforlife.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2019%2F01%2Fpeppodcastlogoburgandyoption#darkOrLight-light&shownotes-ffffff&shownotesBackground-444444&download-ffffff&downloadBackground-003366&subscribe-ffffff&subscribeBackground-fb8c00&share-ffffff&shareBackground-1976d2" scrolling="no" width="100%" height="138px" frameborder="0" id="blubrryplayer-1"></iframe>
PEP Talk – Listener Question – Self-Effacing – Episode #14.5 https://pepforlife.com/welcome-to-todays-pep-talk-listener-question-self-effacing-episode-14-5/ Mon, 13 Apr 2020 13:47:31 +0000 https://pepforlife.com/?p=1002 https://pepforlife.com/welcome-to-todays-pep-talk-listener-question-self-effacing-episode-14-5/#respond https://pepforlife.com/welcome-to-todays-pep-talk-listener-question-self-effacing-episode-14-5/feed/ 0 I am so excited to bring a listener question to you today! I have already recorded May’s PEP Talk Podcast so I decided to record a second PEP Talk for April to answer a listener’s question. In today’s PEP Talk, I discuss how when an individual puts oneself down, in front of someone else, she is hurting herself and may also be making the other individual uncomfortable.  Please feel free to submit a question you would like answered on the podcast. Go to the Submit a Question page of my website – I love hearing from you. Please take a few minutes to listen to today’s PEP Talk – Listener Question – Self-Effacing - Episode #14.5, and I encourage you to do one thing today purposefully to attain true PEP for life. I am so excited to bring a listener question to you today! I have already recorded May’s PEP Talk Podcast so I decided to record a second PEP Talk for April to answer a listener’s question.

In today’s PEP Talk, I discuss how when an individual puts oneself down, in front of someone else, she is hurting herself and may also be making the other individual uncomfortable. 

Please feel free to submit a question you would like answered on the podcast. Go to the Submit a Question page of my website – I love hearing from you.

Please take a few minutes to listen to today’s PEP Talk – Listener Question – Self-Effacing – Episode #14.5, and I encourage you to do one thing today purposefully to attain true PEP for life.

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I am so excited to bring a listener question to you today! I have already recorded May’s PEP Talk Podcast so I decided to record a second PEP Talk for April to answer a listener’s question. - In today’s PEP Talk, I am so excited to bring a listener question to you today! I have already recorded May’s PEP Talk Podcast so I decided to record a second PEP Talk for April to answer a listener’s question.<br /> <br /> In today’s PEP Talk, I discuss how when an individual puts oneself down, in front of someone else, she is hurting herself and may also be making the other individual uncomfortable. <br /> <br /> Please feel free to submit a question you would like answered on the podcast. Go to the Submit a Question page of my website – I love hearing from you.<br /> <br /> Please take a few minutes to listen to today’s PEP Talk – Listener Question – Self-Effacing - Episode #14.5, and I encourage you to do one thing today purposefully to attain true PEP for life. Dr. Jackie Keitel clean 13:43 <iframe src="https://player.blubrry.com/?media_url=https%3A%2F%2Fmedia.blubrry.com%2Fpep_for_life_pep_talks%2Fcontent.blubrry.com%2Fpep_for_life_pep_talks%2FPEP_Talk_Listener_Question_Self_Effacing_Episode_14_5.mp3&amp;podcast_link=https%3A%2F%2Fpepforlife.com%2Fwelcome-to-todays-pep-talk-listener-question-self-effacing-episode-14-5%2F&amp;artwork_url=https%3A%2F%2Fpepforlife.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2019%2F01%2Fpeppodcastlogoburgandyoption#darkOrLight-light&shownotes-ffffff&shownotesBackground-444444&download-ffffff&downloadBackground-003366&subscribe-ffffff&subscribeBackground-fb8c00&share-ffffff&shareBackground-1976d2" scrolling="no" width="100%" height="138px" frameborder="0" id="blubrryplayer-2"></iframe>
PEP Talk – Excuses and Filler Words – Episode #14 https://pepforlife.com/pep-talk-excuses-and-filler-words-episode-14/ Sat, 04 Apr 2020 14:13:41 +0000 https://pepforlife.com/?p=999 https://pepforlife.com/pep-talk-excuses-and-filler-words-episode-14/#respond https://pepforlife.com/pep-talk-excuses-and-filler-words-episode-14/feed/ 0 Welcome to today’s’ PEP Talk – Excuses and Filler Words – Episode #14. Today’s PEP Talk is more of a PEP Talk Tips episode as I am providing a couple of tips regarding communication. One communication faux pas is associated with excuses, while the other includes the utilization of filler words. I am hopeful you will find the suggestions to overcome these gaffes, simple and attainable.  I recorded this month’s PEP Talk before the coronavirus pandemic and prior to the enactment of the stay at home order. Consequently, I did not reference our current challenges in the podcast. Therefore, during this incredibly challenging time, I want to take a moment to provide some self-care suggestions which can assist in elevating your mood: 1.  Outdoors – please take time to go outside every day. Ideally, I would like for you to walk for 30 minutes every day. There are numerous nutrients we receive from the sun (even on a cloudy day). These nutrients support bodily processes, including the systems which support our mood. 2.  Physical activity – I pair walking in the first suggestion of getting outdoors, and I recognize some people want more of a workout than what walking provides. I know the gyms are closed; however, there are many body-weight exercises you can do which do not require equipment. This includes burpees, planks, squats, static lunges, walking lunges, jumping jacks, pushups, skaters, etc. If you need a body-weight workout, let me know, and I would be happy to create a workout routine for you. Do not forget about YouTube. There are a plethora of free videos you can do in the privacy of your own home. Exercise is an excellent mood enhancer. Research studies demonstrate exercise is superior to anti-depressants, so let’s get moving! 3.  Gratitude – I recognize in these oppressive times, it can be difficult to see the blessings; however, they are there. Please take time, each and every day, to identify three blessings in your life. I would encourage you to write them down. They can be big or small. For example, if you are someone who is blessed to have the ability to see, think about all the ways your eyes have helped you. It is easy to focus on what we don’t have, and it takes effort to focus on what we do have – remember, expressing gratitude elevates our mood. 4.  Projects/Self-Improvement – Do you have projects you have been putting off? Now is the time to do them. It could be projects around the house, such as cleaning out closets or painting a room. Possibly, there is an online course you have wanted to take; a book you have wanted to read; or a self-help workbook you have yet to begin. I encourage you to be productive during this time. Escaping into a screen will magnify the problems. Being productive, staying engaged, will lift your energy and your mood. 5. Nutrition – You knew I could not let this opportunity go by without talking about the powers of nutrition. I recognize for some individuals, when they are stressed or feel fearful, they turn to unhealthy foods. I cannot stress enough the importance of eating nutrient-dense foods during this taxing time. Sugar, processed foods, and alcohol will create inflammation. If you have inflammation in your body, you are not going to feel well physically or emotionally. Please, please be mindful of what you are putting into your body. Do not use stress as an excuse to consume unhealthy foods. I want you to eat healthfully at all times; however, particularly now, I want you to nourish your body. The nutrients found in whole foods will support your physical and emotional health. Please know I care about you, and I am here, and also know I am praying for you. Please take a few minutes to listen to today’s PEP Talk – Excuses and Filler Words – Episode #14, and I encourage you to do one thing today purposefully to attain true PEP for life. Welcome to today’s’ PEP Talk – Excuses and Filler Words – Episode #14.

Today’s PEP Talk is more of a PEP Talk Tips episode as I am providing a couple of tips regarding communication. One communication faux pas is associated with excuses, while the other includes the utilization of filler words. I am hopeful you will find the suggestions to overcome these gaffes, simple and attainable. 

I recorded this month’s PEP Talk before the coronavirus pandemic and prior to the enactment of the stay at home order. Consequently, I did not reference our current challenges in the podcast. Therefore, during this incredibly challenging time, I want to take a moment to provide some self-care suggestions which can assist in elevating your mood:

1.  Outdoors – please take time to go outside every day. Ideally, I would like for you to walk for 30 minutes every day. There are numerous nutrients we receive from the sun (even on a cloudy day). These nutrients support bodily processes, including the systems which support our mood.

2.  Physical activity – I pair walking in the first suggestion of getting outdoors, and I recognize some people want more of a workout than what walking provides. I know the gyms are closed; however, there are many body-weight exercises you can do which do not require equipment. This includes burpees, planks, squats, static lunges, walking lunges, jumping jacks, pushups, skaters, etc. If you need a body-weight workout, let me know, and I would be happy to create a workout routine for you. Do not forget about YouTube. There are a plethora of free videos you can do in the privacy of your own home. Exercise is an excellent mood enhancer. Research studies demonstrate exercise is superior to anti-depressants, so let’s get moving!

3.  Gratitude – I recognize in these oppressive times, it can be difficult to see the blessings; however, they are there. Please take time, each and every day, to identify three blessings in your life. I would encourage you to write them down. They can be big or small. For example, if you are someone who is blessed to have the ability to see, think about all the ways your eyes have helped you. It is easy to focus on what we don’t have, and it takes effort to focus on what we do have – remember, expressing gratitude elevates our mood.

4.  Projects/Self-Improvement – Do you have projects you have been putting off? Now is the time to do them. It could be projects around the house, such as cleaning out closets or painting a room. Possibly, there is an online course you have wanted to take; a book you have wanted to read; or a self-help workbook you have yet to begin. I encourage you to be productive during this time. Escaping into a screen will magnify the problems. Being productive, staying engaged, will lift your energy and your mood.

5. Nutrition – You knew I could not let this opportunity go by without talking about the powers of nutrition. I recognize for some individuals, when they are stressed or feel fearful, they turn to unhealthy foods. I cannot stress enough the importance of eating nutrient-dense foods during this taxing time. Sugar, processed foods, and alcohol will create inflammation. If you have inflammation in your body, you are not going to feel well physically or emotionally. Please, please be mindful of what you are putting into your body. Do not use stress as an excuse to consume unhealthy foods. I want you to eat healthfully at all times; however, particularly now, I want you to nourish your body. The nutrients found in whole foods will support your physical and emotional health.

Please know I care about you, and I am here, and also know I am praying for you.

Please take a few minutes to listen to today’s PEP Talk – Excuses and Filler Words – Episode #14, and I encourage you to do one thing today purposefully to attain true PEP for life.

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Welcome to today’s’ PEP Talk – Excuses and Filler Words – Episode #14. - Today’s PEP Talk is more of a PEP Talk Tips episode as I am providing a couple of tips regarding communication. One communication faux pas is associated with excuses, Welcome to today’s’ PEP Talk – Excuses and Filler Words – Episode #14.<br /> <br /> Today’s PEP Talk is more of a PEP Talk Tips episode as I am providing a couple of tips regarding communication. One communication faux pas is associated with excuses, while the other includes the utilization of filler words. I am hopeful you will find the suggestions to overcome these gaffes, simple and attainable. <br /> <br /> I recorded this month’s PEP Talk before the coronavirus pandemic and prior to the enactment of the stay at home order. Consequently, I did not reference our current challenges in the podcast. Therefore, during this incredibly challenging time, I want to take a moment to provide some self-care suggestions which can assist in elevating your mood:<br /> <br /> 1.  Outdoors – please take time to go outside every day. Ideally, I would like for you to walk for 30 minutes every day. There are numerous nutrients we receive from the sun (even on a cloudy day). These nutrients support bodily processes, including the systems which support our mood.<br /> <br /> 2.  Physical activity – I pair walking in the first suggestion of getting outdoors, and I recognize some people want more of a workout than what walking provides. I know the gyms are closed; however, there are many body-weight exercises you can do which do not require equipment. This includes burpees, planks, squats, static lunges, walking lunges, jumping jacks, pushups, skaters, etc. If you need a body-weight workout, let me know, and I would be happy to create a workout routine for you. Do not forget about YouTube. There are a plethora of free videos you can do in the privacy of your own home. Exercise is an excellent mood enhancer. Research studies demonstrate exercise is superior to anti-depressants, so let’s get moving!<br /> <br /> 3.  Gratitude – I recognize in these oppressive times, it can be difficult to see the blessings; however, they are there. Please take time, each and every day, to identify three blessings in your life. I would encourage you to write them down. They can be big or small. For example, if you are someone who is blessed to have the ability to see, think about all the ways your eyes have helped you. It is easy to focus on what we don’t have, and it takes effort to focus on what we do have – remember, expressing gratitude elevates our mood.<br /> <br /> 4.  Projects/Self-Improvement – Do you have projects you have been putting off? Now is the time to do them. It could be projects around the house, such as cleaning out closets or painting a room. Possibly, there is an online course you have wanted to take; a book you have wanted to read; or a self-help workbook you have yet to begin. I encourage you to be productive during this time. Escaping into a screen will magnify the problems. Being productive, staying engaged, will lift your energy and your mood.<br /> <br /> 5. Nutrition – You knew I could not let this opportunity go by without talking about the powers of nutrition. I recognize for some individuals, when they are stressed or feel fearful, they turn to unhealthy foods. I cannot stress enough the importance of eating nutrient-dense foods during this taxing time. Sugar, processed foods, and alcohol will create inflammation. If you have inflammation in your body, you are not going to feel well physically or emotionally. Please, please be mindful of what you are putting into your body. Do not use stress as an excuse to consume unhealthy foods. I want you to eat healthfully at all times; however, particularly now, I want you to nourish your body. The nutrients found in whole foods will support your physical and emotional health.<br /> <br /> Please know I care about you, and I am here, and also know I am praying for you.<br /> <br /> Please take a few minutes to listen to today’s PEP Talk – Excuses and Filler Words – Episode #14, and I encourage you to do one thing today purposefully to attain true PEP for life. Dr. Jackie Keitel clean 13:51 <iframe src="https://player.blubrry.com/?media_url=https%3A%2F%2Fmedia.blubrry.com%2Fpep_for_life_pep_talks%2Fcontent.blubrry.com%2Fpep_for_life_pep_talks%2FPEP_Talk_Excuses_and_Filler_Words_Episode_14.mp3&amp;podcast_link=https%3A%2F%2Fpepforlife.com%2Fpep-talk-excuses-and-filler-words-episode-14%2F&amp;artwork_url=https%3A%2F%2Fpepforlife.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2019%2F01%2Fpeppodcastlogoburgandyoption#darkOrLight-light&shownotes-ffffff&shownotesBackground-444444&download-ffffff&downloadBackground-003366&subscribe-ffffff&subscribeBackground-fb8c00&share-ffffff&shareBackground-1976d2" scrolling="no" width="100%" height="138px" frameborder="0" id="blubrryplayer-3"></iframe>
PEP Talk – Trickery of the Food Industry – Episode #13 https://pepforlife.com/pep-talk-trickery-of-the-food-industry-episode-13/ Fri, 28 Feb 2020 02:31:01 +0000 https://pepforlife.com/?p=996 https://pepforlife.com/pep-talk-trickery-of-the-food-industry-episode-13/#respond https://pepforlife.com/pep-talk-trickery-of-the-food-industry-episode-13/feed/ 0 Welcome to today’s’ PEP Talk – Trickery of the Food Industry – Episode #13 In this month’s PEP Talk I discuss the area of the brain associated with pleasure and how manufacturing companies purposefully hijack this area of the brain so you will eat more of the foods they manufacture.  In fact, the types of food created by manufacturing companies take over the pleasure center of the brain where cocaine and heroine work.  In this month’s PEP Talk I also share some resources available to you on my website including a way to submit questions that you would like answered on the podcast.  Additionally, be sure to listen for the discount code (during the month of March) for my PEP for Life Transformational System bundle which is available through my website. Please take a few minutes to listen to today’s PEP Talk – Trickery of the Food Industry – Episode #13, and I encourage you to do one thing today purposefully to attain true PEP for life. Welcome to today’s’ PEP Talk – Trickery of the Food Industry – Episode #13

In this month’s PEP Talk I discuss the area of the brain associated with pleasure and how manufacturing companies purposefully hijack this area of the brain so you will eat more of the foods they manufacture.  In fact, the types of food created by manufacturing companies take over the pleasure center of the brain where cocaine and heroine work. 

In this month’s PEP Talk I also share some resources available to you on my website including a way to submit questions that you would like answered on the podcast.  Additionally, be sure to listen for the discount code (during the month of March) for my PEP for Life Transformational System bundle which is available through my website.

Please take a few minutes to listen to today’s PEP Talk – Trickery of the Food Industry – Episode #13, and I encourage you to do one thing today purposefully to attain true PEP for life.

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Welcome to today’s’ PEP Talk – Trickery of the Food Industry – Episode #13 - In this month’s PEP Talk I discuss the area of the brain associated with pleasure and how manufacturing companies purposefully hijack this area of the brain so you will eat m... Welcome to today’s’ PEP Talk – Trickery of the Food Industry – Episode #13<br /> <br /> In this month’s PEP Talk I discuss the area of the brain associated with pleasure and how manufacturing companies purposefully hijack this area of the brain so you will eat more of the foods they manufacture.  In fact, the types of food created by manufacturing companies take over the pleasure center of the brain where cocaine and heroine work. <br /> <br /> In this month’s PEP Talk I also share some resources available to you on my website including a way to submit questions that you would like answered on the podcast.  Additionally, be sure to listen for the discount code (during the month of March) for my PEP for Life Transformational System bundle which is available through my website.<br /> <br /> Please take a few minutes to listen to today’s PEP Talk – Trickery of the Food Industry – Episode #13, and I encourage you to do one thing today purposefully to attain true PEP for life. Dr. Jackie Keitel clean 19:39 <iframe src="https://player.blubrry.com/?media_url=https%3A%2F%2Fmedia.blubrry.com%2Fpep_for_life_pep_talks%2Fcontent.blubrry.com%2Fpep_for_life_pep_talks%2FPEP_Talk_The_Trickery_of_the_Food_Industry_Episode_13.mp3&amp;podcast_link=https%3A%2F%2Fpepforlife.com%2Fpep-talk-trickery-of-the-food-industry-episode-13%2F&amp;artwork_url=https%3A%2F%2Fpepforlife.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2019%2F01%2Fpeppodcastlogoburgandyoption#darkOrLight-light&shownotes-ffffff&shownotesBackground-444444&download-ffffff&downloadBackground-003366&subscribe-ffffff&subscribeBackground-fb8c00&share-ffffff&shareBackground-1976d2" scrolling="no" width="100%" height="138px" frameborder="0" id="blubrryplayer-4"></iframe>
PEP Talk – What Worry and Meditation Have in Common – Episode #12 https://pepforlife.com/pep-talk-what-worry-and-meditation-have-in-common-episode-12/ Thu, 30 Jan 2020 22:19:44 +0000 https://pepforlife.com/?p=978 https://pepforlife.com/pep-talk-what-worry-and-meditation-have-in-common-episode-12/#respond https://pepforlife.com/pep-talk-what-worry-and-meditation-have-in-common-episode-12/feed/ 0 Welcome to today’s PEP Talk – What Worry and Meditation Have in Common – Episode #12. Last month, I encouraged you to think about goals for the New Year.  I would highly recommend adding meditation to your list of goals, AND if you are a worrier, you will be happy to know you possess all the skills necessary to become an advanced meditator. Please take a few minutes to listen to today’s PEP Talk – What Worry and Meditation Have in Common – Episode #12, and I encourage you to do one thing today purposefully to attain true PEP for life. Welcome to today’s PEP Talk – What Worry and Meditation Have in Common – Episode #12. Last month, I encouraged you to think about goals for the New Year.  I would highly recommend adding meditation to your list of goals, AND if you are a worrier, you will be happy to know you possess all the skills necessary to become an advanced meditator.

Please take a few minutes to listen to today’s PEP Talk – What Worry and Meditation Have in Common – Episode #12, and I encourage you to do one thing today purposefully to attain true PEP for life.

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Welcome to today’s PEP Talk – What Worry and Meditation Have in Common – Episode #12. Last month, I encouraged you to think about goals for the New Year.  I would highly recommend adding meditation to your list of goals, AND if you are a worrier, Welcome to today’s PEP Talk – What Worry and Meditation Have in Common – Episode #12. Last month, I encouraged you to think about goals for the New Year.  I would highly recommend adding meditation to your list of goals, AND if you are a worrier, you will be happy to know you possess all the skills necessary to become an advanced meditator.<br /> <br /> Please take a few minutes to listen to today’s PEP Talk – What Worry and Meditation Have in Common – Episode #12, and I encourage you to do one thing today purposefully to attain true PEP for life. Dr. Jackie Keitel clean 14:53 <iframe src="https://player.blubrry.com/?media_url=https%3A%2F%2Fmedia.blubrry.com%2Fpep_for_life_pep_talks%2Fcontent.blubrry.com%2Fpep_for_life_pep_talks%2FPEP_Talk_What_Worry_and_Meditation_Have_in_Common_Episode_12.mp3&amp;podcast_link=https%3A%2F%2Fpepforlife.com%2Fpep-talk-what-worry-and-meditation-have-in-common-episode-12%2F&amp;artwork_url=https%3A%2F%2Fpepforlife.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2019%2F01%2Fpeppodcastlogoburgandyoption#darkOrLight-light&shownotes-ffffff&shownotesBackground-444444&download-ffffff&downloadBackground-003366&subscribe-ffffff&subscribeBackground-fb8c00&share-ffffff&shareBackground-1976d2" scrolling="no" width="100%" height="138px" frameborder="0" id="blubrryplayer-5"></iframe>
PEP Talk – New Year’s Resolutions or Goals? – Episode #11 https://pepforlife.com/pep-talk-new-years-resolutions-or-goals-episode-11/ Sat, 28 Dec 2019 03:11:33 +0000 https://pepforlife.com/?p=915 https://pepforlife.com/pep-talk-new-years-resolutions-or-goals-episode-11/#respond https://pepforlife.com/pep-talk-new-years-resolutions-or-goals-episode-11/feed/ 0 Welcome to today’s’ PEP Talk – New Year’s Resolutions or Goals? - Episode #11 Happy New Year! Welcome to 2020! I recognize it is common for individuals to identify New Year’s Resolutions at the start of a new year.  Therefore, in this month’s PEP Talk, I discuss some of the challenges associated with resolutions and ways to assist you in setting and accomplishing ‘goals’ for 2020. I am prayerful your 2020 is full of health and joy!  Please take a few minutes to listen to today’s PEP Talk – New Year’s Resolutions or Goals? - Episode #11, and I encourage you to do one thing today purposefully to attain true PEP for life. Welcome to today’s’ PEP Talk – New Year’s Resolutions or Goals? – Episode #11

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2020! I recognize it is common for individuals to identify New Year’s Resolutions at the start of a new year.  Therefore, in this month’s PEP Talk, I discuss some of the challenges associated with resolutions and ways to assist you in setting and accomplishing ‘goals’ for 2020.

I am prayerful your 2020 is full of health and joy!  Please take a few minutes to listen to today’s PEP Talk – New Year’s Resolutions or Goals? – Episode #11, and I encourage you to do one thing today purposefully to attain true PEP for life.

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Welcome to today’s’ PEP Talk – New Year’s Resolutions or Goals? - Episode #11 - Happy New Year! Welcome to 2020! I recognize it is common for individuals to identify New Year’s Resolutions at the start of a new year.  Therefore, Welcome to today’s’ PEP Talk – New Year’s Resolutions or Goals? - Episode #11<br /> <br /> Happy New Year! Welcome to 2020! I recognize it is common for individuals to identify New Year’s Resolutions at the start of a new year.  Therefore, in this month’s PEP Talk, I discuss some of the challenges associated with resolutions and ways to assist you in setting and accomplishing ‘goals’ for 2020.<br /> <br /> I am prayerful your 2020 is full of health and joy!  Please take a few minutes to listen to today’s PEP Talk – New Year’s Resolutions or Goals? - Episode #11, and I encourage you to do one thing today purposefully to attain true PEP for life. Dr. Jackie Keitel clean 13:16 <iframe src="https://player.blubrry.com/?media_url=https%3A%2F%2Fmedia.blubrry.com%2Fpep_for_life_pep_talks%2Fcontent.blubrry.com%2Fpep_for_life_pep_talks%2FPEP_Talk_New_Year_s_Resoltuions_or_Goals-Episode_11.mp3&amp;podcast_link=https%3A%2F%2Fpepforlife.com%2Fpep-talk-new-years-resolutions-or-goals-episode-11%2F&amp;artwork_url=https%3A%2F%2Fpepforlife.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2019%2F01%2Fpeppodcastlogoburgandyoption#darkOrLight-light&shownotes-ffffff&shownotesBackground-444444&download-ffffff&downloadBackground-003366&subscribe-ffffff&subscribeBackground-fb8c00&share-ffffff&shareBackground-1976d2" scrolling="no" width="100%" height="138px" frameborder="0" id="blubrryplayer-6"></iframe>
PEP Talk – 86,400 Seconds – Episode #10 https://pepforlife.com/pep-talk-86400-seconds-episode-10/ Sat, 23 Nov 2019 20:07:47 +0000 https://pepforlife.com/?p=905 https://pepforlife.com/pep-talk-86400-seconds-episode-10/#respond https://pepforlife.com/pep-talk-86400-seconds-episode-10/feed/ 0 Welcome to today’s’ PEP Talk – 86,400 Seconds – Episode #10.   Last month, I discussed the importance of having meaning/peace in your life and how this impacts your perceived quality of life as well as your psychological health. Today, I want to share a concept I learned through a newsletter I read, which encourages us to be cognizant of how we spend each second in a day. I mention mindfulness during this episode. If you would like to explore this concept in more detail, please watch my PEP Talk – Mindfulness, simple not easy.   Please take a few minutes to listen to today’s PEP Talk – 86,400 Seconds – Episode #10, and I encourage you to do one thing today purposefully to attain true PEP for life. Welcome to today’s’ PEP Talk – 86,400 Seconds – Episode #10.   Last month, I discussed the importance of having meaning/peace in your life and how this impacts your perceived quality of life as well as your psychological health.

Today, I want to share a concept I learned through a newsletter I read, which encourages us to be cognizant of how we spend each second in a day. I mention mindfulness during this episode. If you would like to explore this concept in more detail, please watch my PEP Talk – Mindfulness, simple not easy.  

Please take a few minutes to listen to today’s PEP Talk – 86,400 Seconds – Episode #10, and I encourage you to do one thing today purposefully to attain true PEP for life.

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Welcome to today’s’ PEP Talk – 86,400 Seconds – Episode #10.   Last month, I discussed the importance of having meaning/peace in your life and how this impacts your perceived quality of life as well as your psychological health. - Today, Welcome to today’s’ PEP Talk – 86,400 Seconds – Episode #10.   Last month, I discussed the importance of having meaning/peace in your life and how this impacts your perceived quality of life as well as your psychological health.<br /> <br /> Today, I want to share a concept I learned through a newsletter I read, which encourages us to be cognizant of how we spend each second in a day. I mention mindfulness during this episode. If you would like to explore this concept in more detail, please watch my PEP Talk – Mindfulness, simple not easy.  <br /> <br /> Please take a few minutes to listen to today’s PEP Talk – 86,400 Seconds – Episode #10, and I encourage you to do one thing today purposefully to attain true PEP for life. Dr. Jackie Keitel clean 7:42 <iframe src="https://player.blubrry.com/?media_url=https%3A%2F%2Fmedia.blubrry.com%2Fpep_for_life_pep_talks%2Fcontent.blubrry.com%2Fpep_for_life_pep_talks%2FPEP_Talk_86_400_Seconds_Episode_10.mp3&amp;podcast_link=https%3A%2F%2Fpepforlife.com%2Fpep-talk-86400-seconds-episode-10%2F&amp;artwork_url=https%3A%2F%2Fpepforlife.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2019%2F01%2Fpeppodcastlogoburgandyoption#darkOrLight-light&shownotes-ffffff&shownotesBackground-444444&download-ffffff&downloadBackground-003366&subscribe-ffffff&subscribeBackground-fb8c00&share-ffffff&shareBackground-1976d2" scrolling="no" width="100%" height="138px" frameborder="0" id="blubrryplayer-7"></iframe>
PEP Talk – Spirituality – A Different Perspective #9 https://pepforlife.com/pep-talk-spirituality-a-different-perspective-9/ Tue, 29 Oct 2019 00:27:09 +0000 https://pepforlife.com/?p=896 https://pepforlife.com/pep-talk-spirituality-a-different-perspective-9/#respond https://pepforlife.com/pep-talk-spirituality-a-different-perspective-9/feed/ 0 Welcome to today’s’ PEP Talk – Spirituality – A Different Perspective – Episode #9.   I have found when people hear the word spirituality, they frequently think of the word religion.  They view the words as synonymous.  I view the two words quite differently. I believe someone can be spiritual without being religious. In today’s PEP Talk – Spirituality – A Different Perspective – Episode #9, I discuss a different perspective regarding spirituality and how spirituality impacts your health. Whether you are someone who currently thinks of yourself as spiritual, or not, I am confident you will find a takeaway – or two – from this month’s PEP Talk. Please take a few minutes to listen to today’s PEP Talk – Spirituality – A Different Perspective – Episode #9,and I encourage you to do one thing today purposefully to attain true PEP for life. Welcome to today’s’ PEP Talk – Spirituality – A Different Perspective – Episode #9.   I have found when people hear the word spirituality, they frequently think of the word religion.  They view the words as synonymous.  I view the two words quite differently. I believe someone can be spiritual without being religious.

In today’s PEP Talk – Spirituality – A Different Perspective – Episode #9, I discuss a different perspective regarding spirituality and how spirituality impacts your health. Whether you are someone who currently thinks of yourself as spiritual, or not, I am confident you will find a takeaway – or two – from this month’s PEP Talk.

Please take a few minutes to listen to today’s PEP Talk – Spirituality – A Different Perspective – Episode #9,and I encourage you to do one thing today purposefully to attain true PEP for life.

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Welcome to today’s’ PEP Talk – Spirituality – A Different Perspective – Episode #9.   I have found when people hear the word spirituality, they frequently think of the word religion.  They view the words as synonymous. Welcome to today’s’ PEP Talk – Spirituality – A Different Perspective – Episode #9.   I have found when people hear the word spirituality, they frequently think of the word religion.  They view the words as synonymous.  I view the two words quite differently. I believe someone can be spiritual without being religious.<br /> <br /> In today’s PEP Talk – Spirituality – A Different Perspective – Episode #9, I discuss a different perspective regarding spirituality and how spirituality impacts your health. Whether you are someone who currently thinks of yourself as spiritual, or not, I am confident you will find a takeaway – or two – from this month’s PEP Talk.<br /> <br /> Please take a few minutes to listen to today’s PEP Talk – Spirituality – A Different Perspective – Episode #9,and I encourage you to do one thing today purposefully to attain true PEP for life. Dr. Jackie Keitel clean 13:05 <iframe src="https://player.blubrry.com/?media_url=https%3A%2F%2Fmedia.blubrry.com%2Fpep_for_life_pep_talks%2Fcontent.blubrry.com%2Fpep_for_life_pep_talks%2FPEP_Talk_Spirituality-A_Different_Perspective_Episode_9.mp3&amp;podcast_link=https%3A%2F%2Fpepforlife.com%2Fpep-talk-spirituality-a-different-perspective-9%2F&amp;artwork_url=https%3A%2F%2Fpepforlife.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2019%2F01%2Fpeppodcastlogoburgandyoption#darkOrLight-light&shownotes-ffffff&shownotesBackground-444444&download-ffffff&downloadBackground-003366&subscribe-ffffff&subscribeBackground-fb8c00&share-ffffff&shareBackground-1976d2" scrolling="no" width="100%" height="138px" frameborder="0" id="blubrryplayer-8"></iframe>
PEP Talk – Curiosity Versus Fear – Episode #8 https://pepforlife.com/pep-talk-curiosity-versus-fear-episode-8/ Sun, 29 Sep 2019 01:06:48 +0000 https://pepforlife.com/?p=888 https://pepforlife.com/pep-talk-curiosity-versus-fear-episode-8/#respond https://pepforlife.com/pep-talk-curiosity-versus-fear-episode-8/feed/ 0 Welcome to today’s PEP Talk – Curiosity Versus Fear – Episode #8.   When you hear a perspective that is different from your viewpoint, how do you feel? What do you do?  What if the opinion is in direct opposition to yours? Do you feel defensive, or are you curious as to why the person has the outlook they have? Do you ask questions wanting to glean a better understanding? In today’s PEP Talk – Curiosity Versus Fear – Episode #8, I discuss how fear can rule us, creating a “reaction” when we hear a viewpoint that differs from our own. I also offer an alternative approach which may assist in decreasing your level of stress when you hear/read something that you do not agree with. I referenced my PEP Talk – More Curious Than Afraid.  I also mentioned how people could focus on the need to be right, which I discuss in more detail in my PEP Talk – I Am Right.  If you missed the original airings, or you simply want to re-watch them, please feel free.  Please take a few minutes to listen to today’s PEP Talk – Curiosity Versus Fear – Episode #8, and I encourage you to do one thing today purposefully to attain true PEP for life. Welcome to today’s PEP Talk – Curiosity Versus Fear – Episode #8.   When you hear a perspective that is different from your viewpoint, how do you feel? What do you do? 

What if the opinion is in direct opposition to yours? Do you feel defensive, or are you curious as to why the person has the outlook they have? Do you ask questions wanting to glean a better understanding?

In today’s PEP Talk – Curiosity Versus Fear – Episode #8, I discuss how fear can rule us, creating a “reaction” when we hear a viewpoint that differs from our own. I also offer an alternative approach which may assist in decreasing your level of stress when you hear/read something that you do not agree with.

I referenced my PEP Talk – More Curious Than Afraid.  I also mentioned how people could focus on the need to be right, which I discuss in more detail in my PEP Talk – I Am Right.  If you missed the original airings, or you simply want to re-watch them, please feel free. 

Please take a few minutes to listen to today’s PEP Talk – Curiosity Versus Fear – Episode #8, and I encourage you to do one thing today purposefully to attain true PEP for life.

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Welcome to today’s PEP Talk – Curiosity Versus Fear – Episode #8.   When you hear a perspective that is different from your viewpoint, how do you feel? What do you do?  - What if the opinion is in direct opposition to yours? Do you feel defensive, Welcome to today’s PEP Talk – Curiosity Versus Fear – Episode #8.   When you hear a perspective that is different from your viewpoint, how do you feel? What do you do? <br /> <br /> What if the opinion is in direct opposition to yours? Do you feel defensive, or are you curious as to why the person has the outlook they have? Do you ask questions wanting to glean a better understanding?<br /> <br /> In today’s PEP Talk – Curiosity Versus Fear – Episode #8, I discuss how fear can rule us, creating a “reaction” when we hear a viewpoint that differs from our own. I also offer an alternative approach which may assist in decreasing your level of stress when you hear/read something that you do not agree with.<br /> <br /> I referenced my PEP Talk – More Curious Than Afraid.  I also mentioned how people could focus on the need to be right, which I discuss in more detail in my PEP Talk – I Am Right.  If you missed the original airings, or you simply want to re-watch them, please feel free. <br /> <br /> Please take a few minutes to listen to today’s PEP Talk – Curiosity Versus Fear – Episode #8, and I encourage you to do one thing today purposefully to attain true PEP for life. Dr. Jackie Keitel clean 12:53 <iframe src="https://player.blubrry.com/?media_url=https%3A%2F%2Fmedia.blubrry.com%2Fpep_for_life_pep_talks%2Fcontent.blubrry.com%2Fpep_for_life_pep_talks%2FPEP_Talk_Curiosity_Versus_Fear_Episode_8.mp3&amp;podcast_link=https%3A%2F%2Fpepforlife.com%2Fpep-talk-curiosity-versus-fear-episode-8%2F&amp;artwork_url=https%3A%2F%2Fpepforlife.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2019%2F01%2Fpeppodcastlogoburgandyoption#darkOrLight-light&shownotes-ffffff&shownotesBackground-444444&download-ffffff&downloadBackground-003366&subscribe-ffffff&subscribeBackground-fb8c00&share-ffffff&shareBackground-1976d2" scrolling="no" width="100%" height="138px" frameborder="0" id="blubrryplayer-9"></iframe>
PEP Talk – Redirection versus Distraction – Episode #7 https://pepforlife.com/pep-talk-redirection-versus-distraction-episode-7/ Wed, 28 Aug 2019 11:06:45 +0000 https://pepforlife.com/?p=883 https://pepforlife.com/pep-talk-redirection-versus-distraction-episode-7/#respond https://pepforlife.com/pep-talk-redirection-versus-distraction-episode-7/feed/ 0 Welcome to today’s PEP Talk – Redirection Versus Distraction – Episode #7. I want to apologize for the sound quality of this month’s PEP Talk. When I saved it, the software created a couple of glitches in the recording that were not there prior to saving the recording. There are two sections where words are repeated and/or it sounds as though the track skips. Again, I apologize, and I hope it does not “distract” you from the message. Are you someone who utilizes distractions to avoid thinking about upsetting events/situations? In today’s PEP Talk – Redirection Versus Distraction – Episode #7, I discuss the techniques of distraction and redirection. I explain the difference between the two approaches, and I explain why it is important to redirect yourself versus distracting yourself when something comes to your mind that distresses you. Please take a few minutes to listen to today’s PEP Talk – Redirection Versus Distraction – Episode #7, and I encourage you to do one thing today purposefully to attain true PEP for life. Welcome to today’s PEP Talk – Redirection Versus Distraction – Episode #7. I want to apologize for the sound quality of this month’s PEP Talk. When I saved it, the software created a couple of glitches in the recording that were not there prior to saving the recording. There are two sections where words are repeated and/or it sounds as though the track skips. Again, I apologize, and I hope it does not “distract” you from the message.

Are you someone who utilizes distractions to avoid thinking about upsetting events/situations?

In today’s PEP Talk – Redirection Versus Distraction – Episode #7, I discuss the techniques of distraction and redirection. I explain the difference between the two approaches, and I explain why it is important to redirect yourself versus distracting yourself when something comes to your mind that distresses you.

Please take a few minutes to listen to today’s PEP Talk – Redirection Versus Distraction – Episode #7, and I encourage you to do one thing today purposefully to attain true PEP for life.

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Welcome to today’s PEP Talk – Redirection Versus Distraction – Episode #7. I want to apologize for the sound quality of this month’s PEP Talk. When I saved it, the software created a couple of glitches in the recording that were not there prior to savi... Welcome to today’s PEP Talk – Redirection Versus Distraction – Episode #7. I want to apologize for the sound quality of this month’s PEP Talk. When I saved it, the software created a couple of glitches in the recording that were not there prior to saving the recording. There are two sections where words are repeated and/or it sounds as though the track skips. Again, I apologize, and I hope it does not “distract” you from the message.<br /> <br /> Are you someone who utilizes distractions to avoid thinking about upsetting events/situations?<br /> <br /> In today’s PEP Talk – Redirection Versus Distraction – Episode #7, I discuss the techniques of distraction and redirection. I explain the difference between the two approaches, and I explain why it is important to redirect yourself versus distracting yourself when something comes to your mind that distresses you.<br /> <br /> Please take a few minutes to listen to today’s PEP Talk – Redirection Versus Distraction – Episode #7, and I encourage you to do one thing today purposefully to attain true PEP for life. Dr. Jackie Keitel clean 11:43 <iframe src="https://player.blubrry.com/?media_url=https%3A%2F%2Fmedia.blubrry.com%2Fpep_for_life_pep_talks%2Fcontent.blubrry.com%2Fpep_for_life_pep_talks%2FPEP_Talk_Redirection_Versus_Distraction-Episode_7.mp3&amp;podcast_link=https%3A%2F%2Fpepforlife.com%2Fpep-talk-redirection-versus-distraction-episode-7%2F&amp;artwork_url=https%3A%2F%2Fpepforlife.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2019%2F01%2Fpeppodcastlogoburgandyoption#darkOrLight-light&shownotes-ffffff&shownotesBackground-444444&download-ffffff&downloadBackground-003366&subscribe-ffffff&subscribeBackground-fb8c00&share-ffffff&shareBackground-1976d2" scrolling="no" width="100%" height="138px" frameborder="0" id="blubrryplayer-10"></iframe>