The Catholic Midlife Podcast

with Curtis and Karen Herbert

The Catholic Midlife Podcast

with Curtis and Karen Herbert

The Catholic Midlife Podcast

with Curtis and Karen Herbert

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Listening to Karen and Curtis speak about the messy middle with its accompanying insecurity. I think of Proverbs 31 and the call to "laugh at the days to come." Finding hope in the unknown future and realizing we are always going to be in an insecure place to some extent until we find our home in Heaven. Thanks for a great podcast!

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I am enjoying the kick-off of this podcast and look forward to more. Thank you Karen and Curtis for your wisdom and humor!

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37 | The Surprising Mind: Working with your elephant, Part II

Your unconscious mind is in charge of creating and executing your habits! Habits include your thoughts and emotions. Brushing your teeth is a habit. So is the way you manage conflict. Your style of talking to yourself is also a habit - what’s your self-talk like? Is it mostly positive? Negative? Some things just “set you off”, right? Those “things” are triggers that cause a habit to kick in.  Habits of the mind are very powerful. These are typically a huge factor in how much we enjoy life, how effective we are, and whether or not our spiritual values can...
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36 | The Surprising Mind: Working with your elephant, Part I

Your unconscious mind does some powerful and amazing things for you. . .but how do you get it on board with who you’re trying to be and where you’re trying to go?  Get some tips on working with your elephant and talking to it the way it likes to be talked to–because after all, your unconscious mind is YOU and it can also be your very best friend. 
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35 | The Surprising Mind: Giddy Up, Elephant!

We are going to share a metaphor with you about how your mind works and suggest a couple of ways for you to manage yourself with more grace.  The ancients knew that teaching wisdom involved touching the heart and the mind. Here are a couple of examples:  “It is better to obey the Lord and to have only a little than to be very rich and terribly anxious.” And “Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”  Modern minds are so deeply enmeshed in scientific materialism that we're not even aware of it. It colors everything...
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34 | The Surprising Mind: Why the Map is not the Territory

Karen tells the story of the man who thought he was Jesus Christ, somewhere in California in the sixties. It took a while for this version of Jesus to figure that one out. He needed a little help from Richard Bandler, who went on to become a famous psychologist. All I can say to California Jesus, is: Dude, like, that’s so bogus, right?   Everything that you know about the world around you came to you via your senses. All of it. The impressions passed into you and your unconscious mind put them into the place in the inner firmament of...
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33 | The Surprising Mind: What it’s adding

Time for a new season! It’s your surprising mind. Getting a handle on some of its quirks can really give you a head start on navigating life’s obstacles and continuing to grow.  Perspectives on the prodigal son  The parable of the prodigal son. Think about what you’ve thought and heard about it. Here’s the younger son, shockingly asking for his share of the estate before his father is dead. Then going away to the heathen that were not the people of God that the Jews sought to be. And then wasting all that money. Wasting it on immoral activities. Then...
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32 | Self-Compassion: Seeing Yourself Through The Eyes of God

We often unconsciously resist receiving God’s love and the graces that flow with it.  We get discouraged, we ruminate, and we isolate ourselves. We criticize ourselves. We criticize other people. We get stuck in these judgment loops and all of that keeps us both from hearing God's voice and from seeing ourselves the way that God sees us. What if we saw ourselves through the eyes of God’s compassion for us? Could we start allowing God to really help us to have that kind of a vision - instead of looking through some other lens?  Jesus had great compassion. He...

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