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Episode 109: Love Will Always Triumph Over Hate… includes replay of conversation with Chris Singleton

My heart is heavy in the wake of another senseless evil act carried out this week by someone who allowed hate to overtake them. The world in which we live is a dark place, and it is up to each and every one of us as individuals whether we want to be a light in that darkness, or be a contributor to the darkness. Human beings, by their very nature, are broken. We are imperfect in so many ways, but we still have the ability to be a light to combat the darkness. IT IS A CHOICE!
Nothing good comes of hate, and you cannot battle hate with more hate. It has never and will never work. For a very long time I struggled greatly with the question, “Why do bad things happen to good people?”, and at times I still do. There are many injustices in this earthly world in which we live, both real and perceived, depending on your mindset, and often times people allow those injustices to breed much hatred. Hatred will never be the way forward, it will never lead to a positive outcome, so we must ensure that Love Will Always Triumph Over Hate.
This week I talk briefly about the heinous and evil act that took place at the Tops Grocery in Buffalo, NY., how that lead to my thinking of my conversation with Chris Singleton back in episode 86. I also talk about Eschatology, a topic our Pastor discussed in a recent sermon. I have decided to include in this episode the conversation portion of episode 86 with my friend and incredible inspiration in terms of love and inspiration, Chris Singleton. Thank you in advance for taking the time to listen and share another episode of the Derate The Hate podcast

Episode 108: Does Free Speech Mean More Hate Speech? … with Dan Garscia

In this week’s episode, I am joined again by my friend Dan Garscia of FAIR Twin Cities. We’re shaking things up a little this week and doing things a bit different. Some current events have been on my mind as they are quite divisive, bringing out the hate in a lot of folks, so I’ve asked my friend Dan to join me for a conversation on those topics.

Our conversation starts with a discussion on Free Speech and Elon Musk’s pending purchase of Twitter. The mere thought of an individual proposing a “free speech” environment, purchasing the social media platform has many (of a certain mindset) apoplectic…

A whole lot of hate has been on display over the past week regarding the leaked Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade… There are an awful lot of misconceptions and ignorance floating around the internet ecosystem on this topic, and as the DTH listeners know, ignorance tends to lead to a whole bunch of HATE…

The perpetual victim mentality was on full display again this past week here in the state in which I live, Minnesota, when the mother of Daunte Wright decided to confront police with some attitude after seeing a high-risk arrest taking place along a Minnesota highway. This is not helpful and just leads to enhanced problems and hate…

Episode 107: Don’t Be Mad That It’s Over, Be Grateful That It Happened

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, and it may sound cliche, “Don’t be mad that it’s over, be glad that it happened.” Now, quite often this is said in regards to a relationship that has ended,  but this is not one of those times…

This week I was devastated by some revelations having to do with my deer camp. Those who’ve listened to the podcast with any regularity for any amount of time know that my deer camp was very much my happy place and deer hunting is something I most look forward to each and every year. Check out this episode to find out more about what happened. 

I also dive more into mindset, gratitude and some numbers associated with a study about the number of thoughts a person has on average each day, how many of them are negative and how much of that negative thinking is just recycled negativity from the day before. This is quite important because only we as individuals have the power to change this for ourselves…

This episode also includes some exciting updates on Braver Angels events that are taking place, including a project I’m currently involved in with the former director of the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Francis Collins… Links Below….

Episode 106: Awakening Your Infinite Potential With The Right Mindset… with Heather Hakes

Are we able to manifest the life we truly desire by having the right mindset? For some, this may be hard to believe, yet there are others that are sure of it, because they are living it. I say it in every episode, “Make each and every day the day that you want it to be”. This is, in fact, what I am saying with that statement. It is up to us, as individuals, to manifest the day that we want to have by having the right attitude and believing it is possible.

My guest this week is living her best life, because through the right mindset, she was able to manifest the life she knew was possible.

Heather Hakes is a Mindset Coach, speaker, and author of Take the Leap. She has been featured on numerous podcasts and published in Authority Magazine, Thrive Global, Voyage Denver, and Women Who Empower and Inspire. Heather has reached tens of thousands through her international podcast, Mind Over Matter.

Episode 105: Building Unity by Asking The Follow-Up Questions… with Michael Ashford

One of the best ways we can have better, more meaningful and productive conversations is by asking better questions. My guest this week has made an art form out of communicating effectively and asking incredibly insightful and meaningful questions.

Michael Ashford is a former award-winning newspaper reporter, and editor of the Emporia Gazette in Emporia, Ks. His years of journalism experience sharpened his interviewing skills and taught him how important listening and asking follow-up questions is to get the full and real story.

He has transferred that skill set into the podcasting space, now focusing on the power of storytelling. He is still a self-described independent journalist, digging below the surface of cliches and clickbaity headlines to uncover nuance and detail that lives within the most important issues we face these days.

Episode 104: “I Never Thought Of It That Way”… with author MÓNICA GUZMÁN

Have you ever wondered how to have a meaningful conversation with someone with whom you disagree vehemently on a particular topic? Do you have family members that you disagree with politically, and cannot have a conversation without things becoming heated and toxic? What if there were a book that could teach you “How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times”? There is, and this week I am honored to have the author of that book on the Derate the Hate podcast to talk about her latest book, “I Never Thought Of It That Way”
Take-aways and Quotes from MÓNICA GUZMÁN
~”Those who are underrepresented in your lives, will always be over-represented in our imaginations”
~Curiosity in 1-to-1 conversations will save us (like no politician, group, or institution can)
~”If there’s one thing that most people on the left and right can agree on, it’s that the way we treat and talk to the other side is broken”
~Monica’s promise: “This book will equip and inspire you to be one level more curious about the people who disagree with you than you have ever been.”