Episode 73

Welcome to Episode 73 of The Unspoken Conversation, Jordan starts off the program talking about the commonly referred to “Fight or Flight” responses and offers a third word. To FACE our challenges is to have a strong self awareness that can help us make decisions before the challenge comes. Sathiya Sam then joins us to talk about finding peace and the difference between reacting and responding.

This sets the context to welcome our guest Jake Dennett, who earned a degree in Professional Mediation and now works in Pastoral Care. You are not going to want to miss a moment of today’s program.

Episode 72

We all need money but what happens when it starts to take over our lives? Financial stress is a growing problem and we welcome pastor, financial coach and author Gunnar Johnson from MortarStone.com to help us understand how to pursue a healthy relationship with money.

We Have Reached 5,000

This week we have reached a significant milestone! 5,000 downloads! Jordan shares in this special podcast the vision of The Unspoken Conversation and some highlights from the past 2 years. Thank you to all who have made this possible.

Jordan concludes by discussing an article from TheMighty.com (please note this is not an endorsement of this website, its owners or contributors).

World Mental Health Day 2018

Wednesday, October 10th is World Mental Health Day 2018 and the theme this year is Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World. Thank you to the World Federation for Mental Health for helping bring light to this important conversation.

Episode 71

Shalem Mental Health Network is an organization in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada that creates numerous opportunities for people to thrive in their mental lives. Jennifer Bowen who serves as their Clinical Director shares with Jordan her story of getting into the mental health field and about the work of Shalem. For more information check out ShalemNetwork.org

Before this conversation, Sathiya shares about some changes in his life and involvement in The Unspoken Conversation. We appreciate him very much and look forward to seeing great things in his future.

Episode 70

Welcome to Episode 70 of The Unspoken Conversation, today Jordan and Sathiya will discuss the power of separating our ideas (faith beliefs, lifestyle, political opinions) from our identity (as unique as a finger print) and how important this is to fostering healthy relationships.

When the goal of a relationship is commonality, it can easily become bland and one-dimensional. We become unable to relate with other people who have something valuable to add to our lives. While in contrast, acknowledging and celebrating our differences can lead to vibrant relationships.

A solid identity allows us to relate and connect with people who have different opinions. It means that even though we disagree or don’t see eye-to-eye, we can still love each other and find ways to relate. Sathiya shares a song he wrote entitled “Apple of His Eye” to demonstrate how important it is to find identity in the right place. Finally we discuss the importance of humility in our lives.

Episode 69

Welcome to season 3 of The Unspoken Conversation. Today’s guest, Rev. Scott McLeod joins us to talk about refugees and bringing people in to Canada that have just suffered at the hands of brutal wars and just terrible situations. But also just how we as a community can reach out to people but also the emotional factors both for the people coming into the country and for us receiving them.

Jordan and Joel conclude Episode 69 by discussing the impact of art on our cultural and social justice conversations.

Episode 68

Welcome to Episode 68 and the Season 2 Finale of The Unspoken Conversation. Joel shares with us his story of being diagnosed and the decade of dealing with Chron’s disease.

Jordan then talks to Medical Doctor and Podcast Host, Dr. Rose Zacharias Meeder about how the medical profession, our physical health and mental health intersect.

To listen to Jordan’s interview on “Intersection with Rose Zacharias Meeder” go to iwrzm.com/episode-38-jordan-be…spoken-conversation/

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Episode 67

With a heavy heart we present Episode 67 of The Unspoken Conversation where today we will be discussing the important topic of suicide.

While suicide is by no means a new conversation, this past week especially it has been on our airwaves and social media feeds with the recent suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. The goal is to bring an informed and sensitive commentary on these well known events as well as those that are less known but no less painful.

We start the program with clips from previous Episodes (4, 35, 36 and 61) where suicide has been discussed. Thank you to Barry Chalifoux and Mike Meinema for your contributions to The Unspoken Conversation.

Later, Dr. Merry Lin talks about what to expect and how to approach your first therapy session.

Sathiya Sam then helps us further understand the power of our thoughts and how to gain perspective in our inner lives.

If you are looking for resources or a place to talk to someone check out the following websites…

(Canada) https://www.suicideprevention.ca/need-help/
(USA) https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/

Episode 66

Whether you are on the verge of retirement or starting your first job you have reached the right place to expand the conversation of mental health, faith, community and the arts. Welcome to Episode 66 of The Unspoken Conversation. Today we welcome back Pastor Jeeva Sam to talk about his transition into retirement and how to process major life changes. The interview was recorded both before and after his official retirement date. We talk about finding purpose in life, the need for strong relationships and much more.

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