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As We Move Forward

78 EpisodesProduced by David BloomWebsite

What are we focused on? How can we move forward in the hardest times?Written by David C. Bloom and narrated by Jonathan Bloom.

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On Being A Servant

October 22nd, 2020

3:06
The role of being a servant is very important as we move forward.

This episode is based on the following article:  On Being A Servant.

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Being Put on Hold

October 7th, 2020

3:17
What do we feel when we are put on hold? Being put on hold happens a lot in our modern age. How we treat those we put on hold is important.

This …

Authority

September 22nd, 2020

3:42
Where does the authority come from in our lives? Are they legitimate and healthy? We need to look at the authorities that hold power over us to see …

Beware of Dream Destroyers

September 9th, 2020

3:02
Everyone has dreams. It is vital to beware of those dream destroyers, while at the same time realizing the critical difference and benefit of dream …

Go Where You’re Looking

August 26th, 2020

3:06
We are told to look where we’re going. This advice is not only crucial for driving or walking, but it’s also vital for life.

This episode is based on …

My Time Machine

August 12th, 2020

3:12

What if we had a time machine? Being able to relive moments of our lives. Seeing our movement through time in a way that allows us to embrace every …

What is Your Focus?

July 29th, 2020

3:19

Success requires focus. Everyone focuses in different ways. As we move forward, it can be beneficial to think about what is happening in our lives to consider our focus. Understanding ourselves and others can go a long …

Trying New Things

July 15th, 2020

2:53

How do you respond to trying new things? These responses say a lot about how we relate to life.

This episode is based on the following article:

Following All The Rules

July 1st, 2020

2:50

What comes to mind when you think about following rules? There are a number of intriguing questions surrounding our whole approach to following. As …

Making Life Better

June 17th, 2020

2:59

What is your response when you realize life isn't everything you hoped it would be? The answer to that question speaks volumes about your orientation …

When People Leave

May 27th, 2020

3:02

Some relationships last, others are for a moment. The vital thing to hold on to is what we are moving from and where we are going.

This episode is …

Have An Adventure

May 20th, 2020

2:22

Life is an adventure, sometimes like a roller coaster. We cannot forget to enjoy that adventure.

This episode is based on the following article: Have …

Red, Yellow and Green

May 6th, 2020

2:46

There is a power to the universality of Red, Yellow and Green that is used in traffic lights. What other symbols evoke great meaning in us?

This …

Waiting

April 22nd, 2020

2:46

As people, waiting is not something that comes naturally to us. As we move forward, it might be helpful to look at what we have waited for during our …

Do Unto Others....

April 8th, 2020

2:37

“Do Unto Others….” This is a phrase that practically everyone has heard. It can be used to encourage the very best behavior.

This episode is based on …

Too Much Information

March 25th, 2020

2:47

http://www.ihsservices.info/too-much-information/When you ask questions, do you ever find that the person you are speaking with tells you much more than you wanted in answer to your question? As we move forward it is …

Honoring Commitments

March 11th, 2020

3:33

Commitments are an important part of any relationship. As we move forward, it might be useful to think about relationships we are a part of and the …

Managing Disappointment

February 26th, 2020

2:56

Disappointment does not necessarily involve something of major significance. It just needs to seem that way at the time. It is helpful to look at our …

Making Choices

February 12th, 2020

2:52

One of the things that sets us apart as humans is the process of making choices. As we move forward, it can be helpful to examine where our lives are …

Above and Beyond

January 29th, 2020

3:23

When you are asked to do something for someone else, ask yourself how you tend to respond. Do you tend to do less, minimal or more than expected?

Acceptance and Approval

January 15th, 2020

2:45

At first look, these two words may look very similar. On closer examination, there are some significant differences.

This episode is based on the …

Give and Take

January 1st, 2020

3:21

These two words—give and take, can be used to describe what takes place in each of our relationships. Whatever relationships we enter into, we give who we are and what we bring into the relationship.

This episode is …

Reasonable Expectations

December 18th, 2019

3:36

How do you know what you can reasonably expect from a relationship? That may sound like a fairly straightforward question, but in reality the answer …

Two Natures

December 4th, 2019

3:25

We have two natures in our lives, and they are in a constant state of conflict with one another. If we think about the tensions in our life, this …

Patience

November 20th, 2019

3:03

What is patience? Why is it important as we move forward? How patient are we in each moment?

This episode is based on the following article: Patience

Unexpected Events

November 6th, 2019

2:51

There are things that come just as suddenly and without warning that are not so pleasant. Some of these unpleasant events have a serious impact on …

First Impressions

October 23rd, 2019

3:11

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”

Think for a moment about the first time you met some of the people who are or have been a …

Expectations

October 9th, 2019

2:48

At every point in our lives, we are faced with expectations. We develop the expectations we have of others at the same time we are forming our patterns of responding to the various expectations others have of us. As we …

Unintended Consequences

September 25th, 2019

2:30

If we put money in a vending machine, and we receive what we anticipated, that would be a totally anticipated consequence. One area where unintended …

Service

September 11th, 2019

3:24

What do you think of when you hear the term service? Perhaps you think of how you were treated the last time you went to a restaurant. Maybe you remember the experience of getting maintenance on your car. What is it, …

Affirmation

August 28th, 2019

3:10

We each develop a self concept and hopefully a positive self image. One way these important aspects of our personalities develop is through …

Where Is Your Comfort Zone?

August 14th, 2019

3:30

Each of us has a comfort zone. That is the area, both physical and emotional, where we believe ourselves to be safe from harm and even undue stress. The understanding of where our comfort zone is can and often does …

Limits

July 31st, 2019

3:13

We are confronted with limits every day and in every area of life. Some are so obvious we deal with them automatically. As we move forward, we should …

Waiting

July 17th, 2019

3:49

It can seem as if we spend more time waiting than almost anything else in life. Throughout life, we wait for things. As we move forward, it is useful …

Symbols

July 3rd, 2019

2:54

There is virtually no area of our lives where symbols do not play a major role. The difficulty comes in finding agreement or common understanding of …

Seeking Truth

June 19th, 2019

3:44

One of the foundation documents of the United States of America contains the words, ”We hold these truths to be self evident….” As certainly as we …

Acceptance

June 5th, 2019

3:36

There are few issues more basic to a person’s overall sense of well-being than the need for acceptance.

This episode is based on the following …

Complexity

May 22nd, 2019

3:26

I was thinking recently about how complex things seem to have become in so many areas of life. At first I assumed this was a natural conclusion on my …

Finding the Way Forward

May 8th, 2019

4:22

Road is a symbol for life that nearly everyone is familiar with. From time to time our journey on the road will be interrupted by a roadblock. Are we …

Your Age is a Two-Edged Sword

April 24th, 2019

5:03

Our age defines much of who we are during nearly all of our lives. As we move forward, it is helpful to remember that where we are on the continuum …

Never Give Up Your Dreams

April 10th, 2019

4:04

Dreams have always been an important part of the human experience. Let us determine to never give up our dreams. Our world needs our dreams.

This …

Pick Your Battles

March 27th, 2019

4:00

It is important to pick our battles wisely. Not every "fight" is worth fighting for.

This episode is based on the following article: Pick Your Battles

Consider Your Legacy

March 13th, 2019

4:36

When most people think of a legacy, images of wealth, power and fame come to mind. We need to look at where we come from, and consider our legacy …

Make New Mistakes

February 27th, 2019

3:47

I have never met anyone who had never made a mistake. Making mistakes goes right along with the risks that are a natural part of life.

This episode …

One Day At A Time

February 13th, 2019

3:51

Whether we are looking forward, or looking back, to progress we need to learn to live One Day At A Time.

This episode is based on the following …

Signs of a Good Relationship

January 30th, 2019

4:50

We live in all sorts of relationships. The relationships we are part of are vital to who we are. What are Signs of a Good Relationship?

This episode …

We Hold These Truths….

January 16th, 2019

3:50

The opening words of the Declaration of Independence are among the most powerful words ever written. They speak to the fact that certain truths are …

Understanding Our Motivation

January 2nd, 2019

3:43

Why do you get up each morning and do what you do each day? On the surface, that may seem like an obvious question. Looking a little deeper into what is going on within us as we move through our days can help us gain a …

Character

December 19th, 2018

3:50

It has been said that a way to understand our character is to think about what we would do if we knew no one would ever find out. A person of good …

Belonging

December 5th, 2018

4:21

It is essential to every person to have a sense of belonging. The things we do to belong say a lot about who we are and what is really important to …

Achieving Balance

November 21st, 2018

4:07

One of the most important things we seek in our lives is a balance. There seems to be some confusion about just what that means.This episode is based …

Dealing With Setbacks

November 7th, 2018

3:01

I don’t know many people who experience life without setbacks. How do we deal with setbacks? The lessons we learn and the maturity we develop while …

Always Be Sure You’re Right

October 24th, 2018

3:18

I think in our society, many people tend to respond in anger and haste, rather than to take time to listen, to assess every point of view and every alternative before taking action. The fact is we cannot sustain the …

How’s Your Sense of Adventure?

October 10th, 2018

3:00

Remember when you were little and anything could be an adventure? Did you and your friends build forts out of whatever old materials were around? How …

Assessing Your Strengths

September 26th, 2018

3:45

If you were asked, ”What are your strengths,” what would your response be? Many of us would have an easier time listing our weaknesses.

This episode …

Dealing with Stress

September 12th, 2018

4:04

How do you handle stress? The answer says a lot about how you do in handling life. Few if any of us can go through life without stress. In fact, it …

What Are Your Dreams?

August 29th, 2018

3:17

Each of us has dreams. It is entirely up to us whether we experience our dreams only in this way or whether we decide to make our dreams the basis …

Facing Our Fears

August 15th, 2018

4:02

What do you fear? There are many ways to describe fear. Fear is a vital response to physical and emotional danger—if we didn’t feel it, we couldn’t …

Your Gifts

August 1st, 2018

3:37

A gift is something we did not earn. It just comes to us. It is our choice to accept or ignore our gifts and to use them any way we choose. The greatest thing about our gifts are when we share them with others, …

Being Person Centered

July 18th, 2018

3:33

Recently a term has re-emerged in the human services field. The term is “person centered”, and it is usually followed by a word like thinking or …

Consequences

July 4th, 2018

4:06

There are consequences to everything. That might sound like an obvious oversimplification, but it is amazing how many people live as if this was not …

Seasons

June 20th, 2018

4:07

As we move forward, it is useful to have a way to view our progress. One concept I have found useful in periodically looking at my journey through …

What Makes You Unique?

June 6th, 2018

3:40

How do you feel about being told you are unique–one of a kind? We live in a time with the ability to mass produce and distribute many exact …

Choose the People Who Influence Carefully

May 23rd, 2018

3:43

There is a piece of folk wisdom that says we are known by the company we keep. Another aspect of that is that we tend to be influenced by the people …

Who Are You Listening To?

May 9th, 2018

4:20

It is very important through this process to constantly ask, ”Who am I listening to?” We all have a number of sources we go to for guidance, direction, information and advice. Not every one of these sources is equally …

What Would You Try If You Knew You Absolutely Could Not Fail?

April 25th, 2018

3:20

What Would You Try If You Knew You Absolutely Could Not Fail?

This episode is based on the following article: What Would You Try If You Knew You …

What's Your Point of View?

April 11th, 2018

3:41

One of the strongest influences regarding how we function in various situations is point of view. Our relationships and experiences, past as well as present, can have a profound impact on our point of view. 

This …

Be Specific

March 28th, 2018

3:23

When I look at people who appear to have achieved success in anything, the common element I see is their ability to be specific about the goal they …

Respect

March 14th, 2018

4:15

As we strive to grow in establishing and maintaining healthy relationships, we look for those elements that appear to be a part of every good …

How Do You Respond to Anxiety?

February 28th, 2018

4:07

The way we respond to stress and anxiety can give us a lot of information about how we function in relation to other people. In these situations, …

How Do You Get Your Message Across

February 14th, 2018

3:52

In our busy world, how do you get your communication across in conversations?

This episode is based on the following article: How Do You Get Your …

Be Specific – The Secret to Effective Decision Making

January 31st, 2018

5:23

Do you find it difficult making decisions? Many people get to the point of deciding to take all the valuable information they have been accumulating …

Balance

January 17th, 2018

4:46

One of the most difficult things to achieve in life is balance. In terms of overall satisfaction with life, we might be inclined to think things like …

Count the Cost

January 3rd, 2018

7:20

When we start a new project or venture into a new opportunity, we need to count the cost.

This episode is based on the following article: Count the …

What Do You Do With Your Dreams?

December 20th, 2017

5:34

What do you do with your dreams? How do you turn your dream into an actionable reality?

This episode is based on the following article: What Do You …

What Is Your Mission?

December 6th, 2017

5:06

What is your mission? Finding our mission requires digging deep into who we are.

This episode is based on the following article: What Is Your Mission?

What Are Your Values?

November 22nd, 2017

3:47

How would you go about identifying your values?

This episode is based on the following article: What Are Your Values?

This podcast is written by …

Is Anybody Really Listening?

November 7th, 2017

3:46

One of the most surprising things to me is the fact that we can be connected by technology to nearly everyone in the world and still be alone. When …

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