Who Do You Think You Are?  Finding Your Identity in Christ

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Who Do You Think You Are? Finding Your Identity in Christ

This episode of the Divine Wellness Academy podcast is all about learning to see ourselves the way God sees us and what it means to find your identity in Christ.  My guest is Dr. Mike Akerson.  Mike has his Master’s degree from Florida State University in athletic administration and he has his Doctor of Education from the University of Central Florida.  Mike is a certified strength and conditioning coach through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  

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Who's the Nut?

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Who's the Nut?

This episode of the Divine Wellness Academy talks about what it means to be a health nut.  I talk about 10 ways to know you are a health nut and what being truly healthy really means.  

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Just Keep Showing Up

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Just Keep Showing Up

This podcast episode is about patience and perseverance.  Half the battle when making lifestyle changes it to "just keep showing up."

I have adopted this mantra for my personal training clients, “just keeping showing up.”  A quote from Woody Allen says, “Eighty percent of success is just showing up.”  I love that quote and believe it to be true.  So many of my clients have stopped and started an exercise and nutrition program so many times over the years, they come to me lacking self-confidence and full of fear that they are going to “fail” again.   Tune into this episode and learn how to overcome the fear of failure and just keep showing up.  

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Building Strength through Adversity (The Mike Kocsis Story)

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Building Strength through Adversity (The Mike Kocsis Story)

My guest on the Divine Wellness Academy podcast is Mike Kocsis.   Mike is a former NCAA division 1 athlete and coach,  three time Mr. Natural USA bodybuilding champion and has placed in the top 5 in the world 6 times.    Mike is the owner of Unlimited Changes where Mike disciples others using health, fitness, nutrition and wellness as an educational and motivational platform.  

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How to Look Forward with Passion

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How to Look Forward with Passion

My guest on the Divine Wellness Academy podcast is Kim Dolan Leto.  Kim is the author of 10 Steps to Your Faith Inspired Transformation,  a faith-filled inspirational speaker, creator of the F.I.T. DVD Workout series, and the Director of Family Health and Wellness for the ISSA.   Kim and her husband Bill have three children and live in Paradise Valley, Arizona. 

This podcast today is in partnership with Faith & Fitness Magazine.  Kim is the cover model for the February/March issue with the theme START A MOVEMENT.   Check out her article How to Look Forward with Passion.

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Becoming Your Personal Best in Mind, Body and Spirit

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Becoming Your Personal Best in Mind, Body and Spirit

My guest on the Divine Wellness Academy podcast is Dino Nowak.  Dino has over 20 years’ experience as a fitness and lifestyle coach.  He was the General Manager for one of the most prestigious fitness companies in the world, Equinox Fitness Clubs.  Dino is also a published author and speaker and has been heard by millions through TV, print and radio outlets.   This podcast is in partnership with Faith and Fitness Magazine.  

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Samson:  The Movie

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Samson: The Movie

My guests on the Divine Wellness Academy podcast are Taylor James and Brittany Yost from the soon to be premiering movie Samson on February 16th.  Taylor James plays the iconic title role of Samson.  Brittany Yost is the producer of Samson.   Samson is a Pure Flix film from the creators of God’s Not Dead.  You can find Taylor James on Instagram @TaylorActionJames.  

SAMSON is based on the powerful, biblical epic of a champion chosen by God to deliver Israel. His supernatural strength and impulsive decisions quickly pit him against the oppressive Philistine empire. After being betrayed by a wicked prince and a beautiful temptress, Samson is captured and blinded by his enemies. Samson calls upon his God once more for supernatural strength and turns imprisonment and blindness into final victory.

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	I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (A Tribute to My Dad)

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (A Tribute to My Dad)

It will be 11 years on January 25th since my father passed away.  Dad, you are dearly missed.  You planted seeds into my life many years ago that now are starting to come fully into fruition.  You were a true man of God with a servant’s heart.  Your greatest saying, “Every day is a gift, so you better make the most of it,”  is something I will never forget and try to live my life by. 

In honor of my father’s 11th year since he has passed and went to be with the Lord, I wanted to share one of his most famous sermons, “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden.”  This sermon along with many others can be found in the book I put together to honor my father called, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden:  The Inspiring Life Story and Words of Hope from a Palestinian Christian Pastor.

Enjoy these words of inspiration and hope from my dad. 

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What's Your Ikigai

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What's Your Ikigai

This podcast episode is all about finding your ikigai.  This is a Japanese term that essentially means your reason for getting up in the morning.  Your reason for being.  Your true purpose in life.   I will be sharing with you 3 ways to find your ikigai.  

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How to go From Pain to Performance

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How to go From Pain to Performance

In this episode of the Divine Wellness Academy I will share with you four key strategies that will help you overcome physical and or emotional pain as I recount my story of my hip replacement surgery and rehabilitation. 

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Confronting Health and Fitness Resolutions in a Biblical Way

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Confronting Health and Fitness Resolutions in a Biblical Way

My guest on the Divine Wellness Academy podcast is Professor Scott Roberts from William Jessup University.  He has over twenty years in higher education and over 25 years in the fitness industry.  He is the Chair of Kinesiology at William Jessup University.  He is also a contributor to multiple personal training certifications. 

We will be discussing how you can go about doing things differently this year as far as setting New Year's resolutions along with some practical tips on how to make 2018 your best year ever physically and spiritually.  

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Renewing Your Mind...Reshaping Your Body

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Renewing Your Mind...Reshaping Your Body

My guest on the Divine Wellness Academy podcast is Donald Stevens.  Donald is an author, minister and fitness motivator.  Donald helps people live a Metamorfit lifestyle which focuses on spirit, soul and body.  Donald believes that the body of Christ should be the fittest people on earth, and lead by example by living a healthy and loving life for the world to see. 

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Faith...Fitness...Fusion

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Faith...Fitness...Fusion

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My guest on the Divine Wellness Academy podcast is Ashley Hall Roberts.  Ashley is a wife, mom, teacher, trainer, author, lapsed lawyer, lover of fitness and lover of Jesus.    Ashley has almost 30 years in the fitness industry and an equally lengthy journey with the Lord.  Founding Sh'maFit in 2015 and 4:13 Fitness Club in 2018, Ashley embraced God's call on her life to return health & fitness to the realm of the sacred.  With her masters from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Ashley is uniquely equipped for the journey God has her on -- to fuse faith & fitness -- equipping others to love God with all their body, mind & spirit.

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