BTC #8 – Living a Black Belt Life

This week I’m bringing you an interview with Joe Meyer, black belt instructor, and probably the most influential person to ever enter my life.  Left alone in the world to fend for himself at twelve years old, Joe managed to not only survive, but thrive, both economically and spiritually.  His positive outlook and views on life are a must listen for everyone.  We sit down and discuss martial arts – which changed both of our lives drastically, what it means to be a “black belt”, and his view of business and life in general.

Living a Black Belt Life
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BTC #7 – Wiccans, Witches and Pagans

I remember being in first grade and thinking a witch lived in the woods surrounding a creek by my house.  We were afraid to go anywhere near there.  Why was I afraid of a witch?  I’d never met a witch, never been attacked by a witch, never even known someone who knew someone who was cursed by a witch… so why was I afraid of a witch.  Because Id been trained to be afraid, that’s why….. by years of movies, cartoons, books and tv shows, and by other religions which claimed they were evil and worshiped the devil.  As I’ve grown into the person I am today, I’ve learned to think for myself, with an open mind, and I’ve learned that not everything in life is as we are told, and that there are motives behind many of the things we are sold.  If you’ve been raised to think that Wiccans and Witches are evil and that they worship the devil, if you still think like I used to… then you’ve got an eye opening show ahead of you.

This week I was extremely fortunate to get an interview with Bernadette Montana, a very well known witch within the Pagan community.  We discuss the Wiccan religion in a conversation that is very enlightening, while putting to rest many common misconceptions

As discussed in the show, below are some links related to Bernadette Montana:
The Website For Her Store
Her podcast on her web page forBlog Talk Radio

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BTC #6 – Sexy Time!

Feeling attractive can impact so many areas of your life in a positive manner, and feeling unattractive can do just the opposite.   This week we ask the question the question, “What is sexy?”, discussing how commercial media tries to make us feel unattractive, in an attempt to sell their products, and how each of us has within us the potential to be extremely sexy.

I also discuss my thoughts on diet, exercise, and joining a gym…. drawing on my experience to help you avoid common fears and pitfalls of getting started on a workout program.

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BTC #5 – Surviving and Thriving after Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is an illness that will affect one in eight women.  This episode will share the journey of one such woman, Melanie, and show how with a positive and proactive attitude, she was able to not only survive breast cancer, but thrive afterward.  From the state of her life before finding it, to first finding a lump, to diagnosis and through her entire treatment, this very honest episode shares it all.  This is a must listen to show for everyone.

As discussed in the podcast,  Melanie’s Photo Journey can be seen here:
Beating Breast Cancer – A Photo Journey
Her graduation speech can be seen here:
Breast cancer wont keep her down – Melanie’s Graduation Speech

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BTC #4 – Young, Gay, Out, and Happy

For some people, being gay can feel like a curse.  Many people like this desperately want to live life as the person they were born, but fear “coming out” due to backlash and ridicule.  For those who are unable to come to terms with their sexuality, who are afraid to allow themselves to live the live the life they want to live, it can lead into a spiral of depression and self-hate.  Suicide is one of the most common causes of death among teenagers, and gay teenagers are four times more likely to commit suicide.

This week we have an awesome interview with three people who are “young, gay, out, and happy” discussing what it’s like to be gay and out today.  Their open candor and honesty in discussing their feelings of being gay, coming out, and overcoming opposition (both inside and out) make this a must listen to podcast for both gays and straights alike.

Please use the “share this” feature below to share this link on facebook or any other social networking group you belong to.  This week delivers a powerful message that should be heard by as many as possible.

Young, Gay, Out, and Happy
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BTC #3 – “Married Sex”

The phrase “married sex” has been used to describe sex that is boring, dull, and uneventful.  I think it should mean the exact opposite.  In this episode I introduce my friend Lance, and we have a discussion not only about the phrase “married sex”, but about married sex in general, discussing how a married sex life can go awry, how it makes people feel when it does, and what we can do try and right the ship.

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BTC #2 – The Path to Happiness

This week I have a talk with my friend Bill discussing whether or not there really exists a “one true path to happiness”.  I discuss my four part theory which includes walking a true and moral path, being confident and loving yourself at your core, giving to others without want of return, and keeping a positive outlook.


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BTC #1 – How you doin’?

Welcome to “Breaking the Chains”, the show where we use hot topics, with amazing people, to focus on overcoming adversity and maximizing our life’s experience.  This first episode is more or less an introduction to the show and to myself… kind of a “get to know you session”.  I’ll go over what you can expect from this podcast, give examples of the types of things we will be discussing, and play a couple clips from upcoming shows.  I’ll also introduce myself, Ty Whitman, and describe what I think I can bring to the show.

How you doin’?
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