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Joe
Professional Counselor, PhD student, part-time writer, full-time Dad and Husband
Interests: Italian food, cooking, movies, writing, sports, books, baseball, umpires
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We often cannot control what happens to us, we can control how we respond. We might have to let the initial emotion pass through us without action and then move forward, but we almost always control how we move forward. We can only play the cards in front of us.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Joe Martino Show
Commitment creates capability. Often people stop their commitment because they don't feel they have the capabilities. What if we flipped that idea? The Joe Martino Show · 132. What Are You Committed To? Download it in your favorite podcast player or click on the Sound Cloud link above. Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2021 at The Joe Martino Show
To effectively live well, we must take ownership of our own life. We have to both accept what has happened and look with a plan toward the future. The Joe Martino Show · 131. Own Your Life. Living Intentionally. Download it in your favorite podcast player or click on the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2020 at The Joe Martino Show
To effectively live well, we must take ownership of our own life. We have to both accept what has happened and look with a plan toward the future. The Joe Martino Show · 131. Own Your Life. Living Intentionally. Download it in your favorite podcast player or click on the Sound Cloud link above. Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2020 at Joe Martino
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Posted Dec 16, 2020 at The Joe Martino Show
What is the circle and the square? They are the very first step in truly empowering yourself and those around you. The Joe Martino Show · 129. The Power Of The Circle And The Square Download it in your favorite podcast player or click on the Sound Cloud link above. Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2020 at The Joe Martino Show
Creating a mindset of thankfulness can actually change your life. Part of three of a three-part series on our mindset and the impact on our life. **This episode was supposed to air on Thanksgiving week but did not due to technical difficulties.** The Joe Martino Show · 128. Thankfulness As... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2020 at The Joe Martino Show
"I might need new friends," is a literal email that I have received numerous times. Why? Because of negativity overload. In this episode, we look at what happens when we realize we have people in our lives who are overly negative? What do we do when we realize we are... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2020 at The Joe Martino Show
If you'd like to hear more episodes search "The Joe Martino Show" in your favorite podcast player or listen at the link below on SoundCloud. What a year 2020 has been! Can we find the power to create a world that we want even in the midst of a pandemic? I believe we can when we utilize our most powerful tool for change. Listen on, my friends. The Joe Martino Show · 126. Your Most Powerful Tool To Facilitate Change Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2020 at Joe Martino
2020! What a year it has been. Can we find the power to create a world that we want even in the midst of a pandemic? I believe we can when we utilize our most powerful tool for change. Listen on, my friends. The Joe Martino Show · 126. Your... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2020 at The Joe Martino Show
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Posted Nov 9, 2020 at Joe Martino
We all use mental models every day to understand our world and how we fit into it. Today's episodes examines what mental models are and how we use them. The Joe Martino Show · 125. Mental Models; How We Find Our Place In This World Download it in your favorite... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2020 at The Joe Martino Show
With eight weeks left in a tumultuous year, let's look at how you can create the life you want. The Joe Martino Show · 124. Examine Why You Do What You Do To Change What You Get Download it in your favorite podcast player or click on the Sound Cloud... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2020 at The Joe Martino Show
We all experience strong emotions. What we do at that moment is what matters the most. Those decisions will often shape who we become and the life that we live. This episode gives strategies on how to best deal with those moments so that we can have the life that we want to live. If you'd like to hear more episodes feel free to search "The Joe Martino Show" in your favorite podcast player or listen at the link below on SoundCloud. You can also find more information at www.joemartino.com/podcast/ When you feel strong emotions, who do you want to be? What actions do you want to show people? The Joe Martino Show · 122. Who Do You Want To Be When Your Emotions Are Strong? Download it in your favorite podcast player or click on the Sound Cloud link above. Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2020 at Joe Martino
With the election and holidays coming, many people are experiencing more anxiety and stress. That's before we talk about things like Covid. This podcast episode deals with a simple yet profound shift in our thinking approach to stressful things. If you'd like to hear more episodes feel free to search "The Joe Martino Show" in your favorite podcast player or listen at the link below on SoundCloud. You can also find more information at www.joemartino.com/podcast/ If you can make this one shift in your thinking, you will improve your anxiety management. The Joe Martino Show · 123. Make A Small Shift In Your Thinking To Improve Your Stress Response Download it in your favorite podcast player or click on the Sound Cloud link above. Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2020 at Joe Martino
If you can make this one shift in your thinking, you will improve your anxiety management. The Joe Martino Show · 123. Make A Small Shift In Your Thinking To Improve Your Stress Response Download it in your favorite podcast player or click on the Sound Cloud link above. Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2020 at The Joe Martino Show
When you feel strong emotions, who do you want to be? What actions do you want to show people? The Joe Martino Show · 122. Who Do You Want To Be When Your Emotions Are Strong? Download it in your favorite podcast player or click on the Sound Cloud link... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2020 at The Joe Martino Show
Handing our emotional distress can be a lot like putting a puzzle together. Putting that puzzle together can help us heal as individuals, families, and society. Listen below to my newest podcast episode on the healing power of emotional regulation. You can also listen in your favorite podcast player, simply search The Joe Martino Show. You can find the podcast webpage by clicking here. The Joe Martino Show · 121. We Can Facilitate Healing Together Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2020 at Joe Martino
Handing our emotional distress can be a lot like putting a puzzle together. Putting that puzzle together can help us heal as individuals, families, and society. The Joe Martino Show · 121. We Can Facilitate Healing Together Download it in your favorite podcast player or click on the Sound Cloud... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2020 at The Joe Martino Show
You can be a great communicator. Regulating your responses to your escalating emotions is the key. The Joe Martino Show · 120. You Can Be A Great Communicator Download it in your favorite podcast player or click on the Sound Cloud link above. Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2020 at The Joe Martino Show
If you haven't heard about Cuties, it's a film on Netflix made in France. Some people call it child exploitation, some call it child advocacy. Some brag that the child actors needed therapy. Let's chat. The Joe Martino Show · 119: Cuties: Child Exploitation Or Child Advocacy? Download it in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2020 at The Joe Martino Show
No matter how much you learn, how many skills you pick up, today's episode talks about the one skill needed to fortify all the others for change. The Joe Martino Show · 118. One Skill Necessary To Help You Get From Here To There Download it in your favorite podcast... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2020 at The Joe Martino Show
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Joe, we have a problem. If you're like most people I know, there is probably something about your life that you'd like to change. If you're like some people I know, you've probably engaged the change process to some extent. And you've probably experienced distress and disappointment because you didn't accomplish what you set out to do. One of the most discouraging aspects of change can be the time it takes to actually experience the change. Let me tell you a personal story... This past weekend I was working on a home project. We're remodeling our house and doing many of the projects on our own. If you've done this, you know that you have to check off portions of the projects at different times. Career, kids, and life still have their demands on your time. We are re-doing every bathroom in our house. So on labor day, I am working on the bathroom light fixture. I killed the power, took the old fixture off and something was askew. There was an extra grounding wire. It was coming out of the wall. I didn't understand it. I also had to drive to the hardware store because I needed electrical tape. The hardware store is a good twenty minutes from my house. About halfway there I realized I wasn't angry. Let me explain. Due to a variety of factors from my past, my mind typically runs to how I am a screwup and the problem with the projects is my fault.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2020 at Joe Martino
This episode brings together seemingly disparate stories and offers this truth: You are not an imposter. The Joe Martino Show · 117. You Are Not An Imposter Download it in your favorite podcast player or click on the Sound Cloud link above. Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2020 at The Joe Martino Show
This episode deals with two listener emails. I also talk about the book, Educated, by Tara Westover which leads to a discussion about trauma. The Joe Martino Show · 116. Listener Emails and a Short Discussion on Trauma Download it in your favorite podcast player or click on the Sound... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2020 at The Joe Martino Show