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Fearful of Ebola and Isis?~Part 2

Fearful of Ebola and Isis?~Part 2

Listening to news stories from around the world, especially about the beheadings by Isis terrorists and the killer Ebola virus, just puts me in to a state of fearfulness. Now, Ebola has made its way to the United States and when I hear the stories of how many people may be infected and how this man was allowed to come in to our country, it also makes me fearful of traveling. I feel pretty safe in my own community, but we are at a place in life where we want to travel. How can I deal with this fear? Can I trust that the government is doing all it can to protect our citizens? First, thank you to my followers for listening to my personal story in Part 1 of how, in my opinion, our local governance has let our community down in relation to public health and how it makes me fearful. I recognize it was a strong commentary (not that many of my blogs are not?!), and while I don’t want to feed in to fear, I do feel that when citizens feel their best interests are not being protected, they need to speak up. In part 2 of this blog, I will more directly address your question, “How can I deal with this fear?”. It’s hard not to watch the televised news, listen to radio talk shows, and read about world events without feeling anxious. The reality is that a lot of news reporting has become commentary and editorializing. In its extreme, the editorializing borders on fear mongering and conspiracy theories, both of which ratchet up the fear…but also the ratings. Ratings sell advertising and make more money. You get the picture. As news consumers, we need to separate the facts from the fiction, and the truth

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Famous People Who Were Once Homeless; Poor and Homeless; Take Personal Responsibility

http://joanjerkovich.com/podcasts/10.11.14/10.11.14Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSPodcast Segments: Take Personal Responsibility @ 0:00 Unappreciative Squatters @ 5:14 Poor, Lived in Tent @ 22:07 Hold Onto Hope @ 43:03 Living in Car-Keep Fighting @ 44:55 Famous People Who Were Once Homeless @ 1:01:32 Brought to you by: Martinelli’s Little Italy Hospice of Salina Bennington State Bank Dignity Care Home Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers Peaceful Body Wellness Retreat Sunflower Carpet One Preventative Medicine Center     The Joan Jerkovich Show   News Radio 1150 KSAL with Live-streaming Saturdays @ 6am CST   Click HERE to send Joan your Life Coaching questions   Join the conversation and post your respectful comments anonymously. We learn from each other!

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Fearful of Ebola and Isis?

Fearful of Ebola and Isis?

Listening to news stories from around the world, especially about the beheadings by Isis terrorists and the killer Ebola virus, just puts me in to a state of fearfulness. Now, Ebola has made its way to the United States and when I hear the stories of how many people may be infected and how this man was allowed to come in to our country, it also makes me fearful of traveling. I feel pretty safe in my own community, but we are at a place in life where we want to travel. How can I deal with this fear? Can I trust that the government is doing all it can to protect our citizens? Boy do I hear you, and thanks for your question, as I’m sure it’s on the minds of many citizens. These times we live in do feel fearful. Add to that, many of us feel helpless to control these situations, which only adds to our fear. In addition, we realize that the people who are in the positions to protect the public, especially our politicians, have not always garnered our confidence. We often feel that they have not made good decisions in these areas. While most of the people in control have the safety of the public in mind, there are others who sway with the winds of popular politics or personal agendas. This has happened in my own community where, in my opinion, personal agendas got in the way of public safety with our own County Health Department. The final conclusion to the fact that our county commissioners chose to hire an unqualified Director, over a highly qualified and experienced applicant, was that an infectious disease, as discovered at our regional hospital, went unreported for a period of time. The County Health Department Director did

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Life Lessons from Joan Rivers

Life Lessons from Joan Rivers

The news was shocking and tragic. Our beloved smile-maker, Joan Rivers, died all too young. Though 81 years old at the time of her passing, she was eternally young at heart. Like many others since, I have been following news stories about her life. I watched the PBS documentary, “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work”, which gave me a glimpse into her life and her personal struggles. I watched the “Fashion Police” tribute on E! where her co-hosts Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osbourne and George Kotsiopoulos paid tribute. I felt much like Kelly and George, who broke down in tears and held hands for support. I admired Joan’s daughter Melissa’s strength as she spoke about her mother. Joan’s life ended abruptly, but not without her rising once again to immense popularity, in part with the show “Fashion Police”, but most importantly as the person who taught us so much about life. So what are the life lessons, gleaned from the life lived by Joan Rivers that we can all learn from? Risk Taking. Joan got her start by sticking her neck out in a man’s world where few women had ventured before her. She was a female comic playing with the big boys. Getting noticed on the Johnny Carson Show was her big break. When she left Carson to start her own show after 18 years of appearances and guest hosting, something several of the male Carson guest hosts had done before her, she was shunned by Carson for the rest of her life. As gleaned from the documentary, this hurt her both professionally and personally. Looking at this today, one has to question what relevance there was to Joan being treated differently than the men. Joan was a trailblazer for all women. I, for one, admire her for taking the

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Choose to Change; Recover from Setbacks; The Emotions of Job Loss

http://joanjerkovich.com/podcasts/9.27.14/9.27.14Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSPodcast Segments: Recover From Major Setback @ 0:00 Lost Recording Contract @ 5:01 Can’t Get Interview @ 22:50 Emotions of Job Loss, Setback @ 41:23 Leave Corporate Job to Start Business @ 44:43 Choose to Change @ 1:00:34 Brought to you by: Martinelli’s Little Italy Hospice of Salina Bennington State Bank Dignity Care Home Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers Peaceful Body Wellness Retreat Sunflower Carpet One Preventative Medicine Center     The Joan Jerkovich Show   News Radio 1150 KSAL with Live-streaming Saturdays @ 6am CST   Click HERE to send Joan your Life Coaching questions   Join the conversation and post your respectful comments anonymously. We learn from each other!  

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Addicted to Control

Addicted to Control

If you are addicted to control you are probably trying to control everything and everyone in your life. You want things to go your way. Throw in the addiction part, and you need things to go your way. Your need to control feels desperate to you. Why? Because when you lose control, you suffer with anxiety. Before we talk about anxiety, let’s paint a better picture of the control addicts in our lives. Control addicts have problems in their relationships. They are the people who throw out the gauntlet of “my way or the highway”, and while we may feel they make our lives miserable for treating us this way, they can’t be feeling so great themselves. They are the “right” fighters, as in, I’m always “right” and you’re always “wrong”. Control addicts can come off as “righteous”. They know what is morally right and virtuous, and if you don’t have the same beliefs as them or act, as they believe you should act, you’re in the wrong. Their thinking is usually very black and white. They don’t feel comfortable operating in the gray zone where there are different ways to solve a problem. In their eyes, the solution is as obvious as if it were black or white, and it’s not up for discussion! Severe anxiety can overwhelm its sufferers with feelings of fear to the point of panic…talk about feeling out-of-control! Have you ever know a control addict who felt miserable for having to live this way? Have you witnessed evidence of their anxiety in other areas of their lives? The truth is, these people are just trying to survive and get by like all the rest of us. This just happens to be their malady. So, even if they make you crazy and piss you off, show

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Bratty Rich Kids; Overspending; Weight Gain After Loss; Life After Stroke; New Hope for Chronic Pain

http://joanjerkovich.com/podcasts/9.13.14/9.13.14Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSPodcast Segments: Weight Gain after losing Mother and Friend @ 0:00 Inspiring Life After Stroke @ 11:48 Living with Chronic Pain @ 23:28 New Hope for Chronic Pain @ 42:48 Overspending @ 45:08 Bratty Rich Kids @ 1:01:26 Brought to you by: Martinelli’s Little Italy Hospice of Salina Bennington State Bank Dignity Care Home Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers Peaceful Body Wellness Retreat Sunflower Carpet One Preventative Medicine Center The Joan Jerkovich Show News Radio 1150 KSAL with Live-streaming Saturdays @ 6am CST Click HERE to send Joan your Life Coaching questions Join the conversation and post your respectful comments anonymously. We learn from each other!

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Hope for Chronic Pain

Hope for Chronic Pain

Faithful listeners, here is the TED talk by Dr. Elliot Krane on chronic pain that I spoke of on my show. The picture is of his 16 year old patient, Chandler, who suffered excruciating pain when her arm was touched.  Notice the statement written on her arm.

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Setting Goals for Success; Make Your Dreams a Reality; Live Your Passion; Job Loss

http://joanjerkovich.com/podcasts/8.30.14/8.30.14Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSPodcast Segments: Positive Outlook After Job Loss @ 0:00 Move Forward After Job Loss @ 17:51 Live Your Passion @ 20:10 Make Your Dreams a Reality @ 38:15 Setting Goals for Success @ 45:00 Unemployed Eight Months @ 53:33 “I Love The Body”~Listen for More @ 1:11:02 Goal Setting Tips @ 1:28:02 Brought to you by: Martinelli’s Little Italy Hospice of Salina Bennington State Bank Dignity Care Home Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers Peaceful Body Wellness Retreat Sunflower Carpet One Preventative Medicine Center The Joan Jerkovich Show News Radio 1150 KSAL with Live-streaming Saturdays @ 6am CST Click HERE to send Joan your Life Coaching questions Join the conversation and post your respectful comments anonymously. We learn from each other!

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Robin Williams Suicide Risk Factors; New Treatments for Depression; Abusive, Dysfunctional Parents

http://joanjerkovich.com/podcasts/8.23.14/8.23.14Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSPodcast Segments: New Treatments for Depression @ 0:00 Depressed After Job Loss @ 7:18 Blues Producer’s Celebrity Clients @ 22:31 Robin Williams 5 Risk Factors @ 42:52 Abusive Dysfunctional Parents @ 45:07 International Job Offer @ 51:36 Success Despite Adversity-A Must Listen! @ 1:06:58 Surviving A Dysfunctional Family @ 1:27:21 Brought to you by: Martinelli’s Little Italy Hospice of Salina Bennington State Bank Dignity Care Home Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers Peaceful Body Wellness Retreat Sunflower Carpet One Preventative Medicine Center     The Joan Jerkovich Show   News Radio 1150 KSAL with Live-streaming Saturdays @ 6am CST   Click HERE to send Joan your Life Coaching questions   Join the conversation and post your respectful comments anonymously. We learn from each other!  

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