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Schizophrenia: Signs And Management Of; Live Your Own Life; 5 Steps To Achieving Goals; Caller Punked Joan

http://joanjerkovich.com/podcasts/1.24.15/1.24.15Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSPodcast Segments: Signs of Schizophrenia @ 0:00 Succeed Despite Handicap @ 10:32 Schizophrenic Sets Goals @ 26:18 NAMI-National Alliance on Mental Illness @ 42:54 Live Your Own Life @ 44:46 “Back Off” Trying to Control my Life! @ 58:01 Caller Who Punked Joan @ 1:04:54 5 Steps to Achieving Goals @ 1:26:13 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 & Sundays @ 9pm 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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Older Virgins; Socially Awkward; Borderline Personalities

http://joanjerkovich.com/podcasts/1.17.15/1.17.15Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSPodcast Segments: Older Virgins @ 0:00 Socially Awkward @ 7:01 26 Year Old Virgin @ 25:54 Awkward With Friends @ 42:07 Borderline Caller? @ 44:56 Managing A Borderline Personality @ 1:02:18 Attractive-Seeking Relationship @ 1:04:53 Joan Confronts Borderline Caller @ 1:21:55 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 & Sundays @ 9pm 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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Happy New Year To My Talk Radio Show Listeners And Callers!

Happy New Year To My Talk Radio Show Listeners And Callers!

Dear Listeners and Callers, Recently, one of the callers to my radio show asked me why I became a helping professional? Honestly, I stumbled over the answer. Why? Because the question felt to me like asking an adult when it was that they decided to quit crawling and start walking. I guess what I’m trying to say, is that I’ve always felt like a helping professional. It gives me the greatest joy to help others and because of that I feel it is my privilege to connect with my callers on my radio show. I feel honored that they choose to spend a piece of their day with me. No matter where they are at, or where they come from in life, when we connect on a deeper, soul-level, I feel that something bigger than either of us unfolds. In the unfolding, magic happens. Hearts open. I find it very humbling. The creed that I follow with my work is to accept that each of us is on our own, unique journey. It is never my place to judge. Only to accept, support, encourage and empower. If, in the process of Life Coaching for a talk radio show, I can impart some wisdom gleaned from my own training and life experiences, so be it. However, I often come away feeling that I have learned and gained so much more from my callers than they ever could from me. As we head in to this New Year I want to thank my listeners for following my show. I especially want to thank my callers, who have given me so much. Sharing this part of my life with my listeners and callers is a great honor and privilege. Thank you. May the New Year bring you and yours happiness and blessings. ~Joan

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Depression: Myths, Misunderstood, Dangers if Untreated; Friend Threatened Suicide

http://joanjerkovich.com/podcasts/12.20.14/12.20.14Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSPodcast Segments: Depression Myths @ 0:00 Friend Threatened Suicide Part 1 @ 7:31 Friend Threatened Suicide Part 2 @ 24:36 Depression in Children and Older Adults @ 42:44 Depression Miseducation @ 45:04 Does Talking About Depression Help? @ 1:03:21 Depressed College Student @ 1:05:04 Dangers of Untreated Depression @ 1:24:22 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 & Sundays @ 9pm 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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Impatience, Learn to be more Patient; Judgment; Discernment

http://joanjerkovich.com/podcasts/12.6.14/12.6.14Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSPodcast Segments: Judgmental Attitudes @ 0:00 Judging the Homeless? @ 5:38 Concern or Judgment over Parenting Skills @ 26:19 Discernment versus Judgment @ 43:08 Addressing Impatient Attitudes @ 44:55 Benefits of Patience @ 1:02:20 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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Six Steps for Deciding “When to be Patient” or “When to Take Action”

Six Steps for Deciding “When to be Patient” or “When to Take Action”

Patience can work well for you in certain circumstances, yet in others, it can work against you. Follow these six steps for determining when to be patient or when to take action. 1. Identify your impatience Once you identify the times when you feel the most impatient, you can step back and consider whether or not you have control over the situation at hand. If you don’t, such as when stalled in traffic, patience is called for. No amount of road rage, screaming, yelling, and honking your horn will get traffic moving any faster. When you have no control over the situation, practice patience. 2. Monitor your feelings If you are feeling stressed or anxious, in addition to feeling impatient, identify what it is that is stressing you. If being late on a report at work makes you feel impatient and irritable while waiting in line at the grocery store, practice patience at the store, but also vow to resolve any possible issues of procrastination that may feed in to your impatience in other areas of your life. When outside issues are feeding your impatience, take action. 3. Monitor your thoughts Thinking ahead to all the things you need to get done, when your hands are tied and you aren’t able to move forward, only keeps you in a state of worry, frustration and impatience. If you’re waiting for a package to arrive, fretting and worrying over it will only distress you. When worry and frustration take over your thoughts, practice patience. 4. Look in the mirror Take a serious look at how you appear to others when you’re impatient; if they are calm and in control in a situation where you are impatient, look to identify what is triggering you. Showing yourself as testy, irritable, short-tempered and grumpy is

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Drinking Dinner Guests Get Silly and Boring?

Drinking Dinner Guests Get Silly and Boring?

Whenever my husband and I have guests over for dinner, the party enjoys several glasses of wine. I, however, don’t drink and it’s common knowledge. As the evening wears on my husband and our guests become more and more animated and silly. To be honest, I begin to get very bored with the conversation and antics by the second hour. Our friends are such interesting people when they’re not drinking and I really wish they could just hold off for a night. The problem is my husband is usually the instigator of the partying. How can I tell him that these dinner parties are boring for me without ruining everyone else’s fun? So, you have to put up with a little boredom and silly, tipsy, antics for an evening? Is it worth it to keep these interesting friends in your life? Is your husband, whom you call “the instigator”, your bigger problem? When you have guests over for dinner, as the host, you get to call the shots. You get to decide how much alcohol you will, or will not, serve. Do you offer plenty of non-alcoholic options? If so, many social drinkers will mix a non-alcoholic drink in with their glass of wine. Or, would you rather have a non-drinking dinner party? The choice is yours. While your friends may prefer to have wine with their dinner, I’m sure that if the food and conversation are good they will still attend your dinner parties if alcohol is not served. It seems that your bigger issue is with your husband. Why are you afraid to talk to him about this? If he wants to serve alcohol, is there a middle ground where the two of you can find a compromise? Can you only serve wine with the meal? Can you

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The Truth About Thanksgiving; Native American Tribal Chief on Finding Your Purpose; Tribal Spirituality

http://joanjerkovich.com/podcasts/11.29.14/11.29.14Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSPodcast Segments: Finding Your Life Purpose @ 0:00 Soul Contract-Law of Love @ 7:55 Spirit Cleansing @ 25:53 Choose to Live Your Calling @ 43:55 Native American Spirituality @ 45:04 Tribal Chief-Finding Your Purpose, Pt. 1 @ 49:54 Tribal Chief-Finding Your Purpose, Pt. 2 @ 1:07:46 Thanksgiving-A Day of Celebration or Mourning? @ 1:23:35 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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Annoying Friend Talks Through Movie?

Annoying Friend Talks Through Movie?

I recently went to the movies with some friends and one of them kept talking through the entire movie. I think he thought he was being funny but all of us were just really annoyed. Some of the other people in the audience were annoyed too because they kept looking over at us. I’m new to this group of friends and don’t feel comfortable telling him to shut up. Apparently none of the others did either because we suffered through the whole show. I really want to stay friends with the others but this guy is always in tow. Should I say something? You have a real dilemma on your hands since you’re trying to fit in to this new group of friends. You came to the right person with your question! I’m an absolute movie buff. It’s not unheard of for my husband and I to attend three movies, at the theatre, in one weekend! We both love movies and I’ve had my share of people sit beside me who are talking, or texting, or chewing their popcorn so loudly I feel like I’m not at the movies, but sitting next to a barnyard pig trough! I’ve also had to move because someone had such terrible B.O. (body odor) I was gagging. Or then there’s the person who falls asleep and snores through the movie. But, the most distressing movie patrons I’ve ever run in to (and I’ve blogged on this before) was the parents who brought their young girl, she was probably about 7 years old, to the “Wolverine” movie and the little girl was crying and hiding in her seat she was so scared. They didn’t leave with her through the whole movie. They just let her sit there terrified. There’s a reason movies have age ratings!

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Grandkids Stealing from Grandmother?

Grandkids Stealing from Grandmother?

I’m a senior woman living alone in the home I’ve been in for 40 years. My husband passed away years ago and I have my grandkids stop by periodically to help out around the house. Lately, I’ve suspected one of them has been taking money out of my wallet. I know my memory isn’t what it used to be, but I just have a feeling I’m missing some of the spare cash I keep around. It isn’t much money, and I love all my grandchildren so much for helping me. I’m not even sure which one would be taking the money and I definitely don’t want to pit them against each other. Should I just stop worrying about it? Stealing from a family member does happen in even the best of families. It usually happens during the adolescent or teen years, but can be a problem with adult family members as well. The reasons for stealing from family can be many. They might rationalize that they were just borrowing something and plan to give it back, even though they never seem to get around to returning the items or cash. Or, they may act on feelings of entitlement wherein they think you owe it to them. Low self-esteem might drive them to steal, or it can be an expression of anger or aggression toward the person they are stealing from. Other reasons can run deeper such as a personality disorder or drug addiction. In time, it may become evident that the thief is the proverbial “bad seed” in the family that will always skirt the borders of legal versus criminal. There are many reasons why a family member will steal from one of their own, but taking another persons property without their permission is never acceptable behavior. You ask if

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