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Ordinary People. Ordinary Things. with Melissa Radke

Sep 10, 2019

I can't believe we are already in our third season. I started this on a whim. I can't believe we've made it this far and how well the podcast has done. A lot of money and time go into this, and we really appreciate you listening and telling your friends about the show. I'm really proud of what we are doing with the show, and I really really appreciate it when you share, review, and subscribe to the show. 

I care about being real. I have real problems, because I'm in a real marriage and parent real human kids. I have real fears, anxieties, and real weight problems. On this podcast, you get real. I'm also shocked about how much I love doing this podcast. I love people and their stories. I love seeing how they relate to the rest of us. With this podcast you get real people and their stories. On this season 3, we’ll have some incredible and inspiring guests and some episodes will feature chats between me and David. 

Show Notes:

  • [03:52] In season 3, we will have inspiring guests that people can relate to no matter where they are at.
  • [05:56] We will also have conversations between me and David that could be us fighting in the drive-through or trying to figure out some things in our marriage. 
  • [06:06] You can trust that we will be real, vulnerable, and you will feel right at home.  
  • [06:23] I stand on the side of keeping it real and keeping it classy, but you might hear some language on occasion.
  • [07:25] You will also hear advertisements of products that I use and recommend. 
  • [08:38] As we were putting this season together all the topics started lining up.
  • [09:03] There was an overall theme about slowing down and managing things.
  • [09:55] If depression were on a scale between 1 and 10, where would you be?
  • [10:25] I had said I was a five, but my counselor pointed out that previously I was a three. Apparently, I'm still here in the amusement park of depression.
  • [11:39] I can see the exit sign, and I am ready to go home.
  • [12:07] I wanted to know what was going on, so I went to work cleaning out and inspecting all aspects of my life from my diet to my relationships. 
  • [12:51] I began to spiral into depression, and I wanted to know why. For me, it was a lot of crying and insomnia.
  • [15:19] When I asked the depression question on social media, I got many answers from people who were 10s on the depression scale.
  • [16:32] Have we stopped and done the work to figure this out?
  • [17:49] When I feel depression coming on, I invite God to assist me as I work through the process of figuring it out. 
  • [19:35] Listen for clues. I noticed I was watching a show I hated. I was angry over our budget. 
  • [20:35] A small positive change I made was cutting out TV and reading a good book before bed. 
  • [23:26] When reading some particularly bitter social media comments, I realized that I don't have to live with these comments or these commentators, but I do have to live with the comments I tell myself. 
  • [24:49] Speaking negatively about yourself undermines everything you were created to be. 
  • [27:16] Does anyone see how the vicious cycle of depression grabs us. I hate it when we don't stop and fix what is broken. 
  • [30:07] I know when the truth is near, and it's my hope that you come to know this too.

Thanks for joining us on Ordinary People Ordinary Things. Be sure to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes and leave a nice review. Just like your mother taught you.

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