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Three Words

By Dr. Michael Brown

A bite-sized podcast about choices presented by DMB Coaching.
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#123 | Everyone Is Equal w/ Barb Roose

Three WordsMar 07, 2022

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#167 Plant A Seed w/ Kathy Wilhelm

#167 Plant A Seed w/ Kathy Wilhelm

How many of us are familiar with both the pleasure and pain of tending a garden? This week, DMB coach and lifelong gardener Kathy Wilhelm joins Dr. Michael Brown to share insights and life lessons in an extended metaphor about growth.
Sep 11, 202318:20
#166 | Take More Pictures w/ Trev Lee

#166 | Take More Pictures w/ Trev Lee

Sometimes the best way to take better photos is simply to take more photos, and sometimes the opposite is true. This week, professional photographers Logan Brown (@loganbrown98) and Trevor Lee (@trevlee) offer their tips for capturing the moment while living in the moment.
Aug 28, 202317:03
#165 | Try It Again w/ Barb Roose

#165 | Try It Again w/ Barb Roose

We will never learn to ride a bike if we give up the first time we fall. This week, author and speaker Barb Roose joins Dr. Michael Brown for a conversation about mistakes, perseverance, and giving ourselves the grace to start over.


Aug 14, 202316:30
#164 | Live For Weekdays w/ Che Walters

#164 | Live For Weekdays w/ Che Walters

How often do we dread our Mondays and Tuesdays, coast through Wednesdays and Thursdays, and later regret our Fridays through Sundays? This week, Dr. Michael Brown and first time Three Words guest Che Walters encourage us to make the most of each and every day
Jul 31, 202314:45
#163 | Forget Either Or w/ David Denison

#163 | Forget Either Or w/ David Denison

Are you liberal or conservative? Good or bad? In or out? This week, Dr. Michael Brown and life design coach David Denison encourage us to retire unhelpfully divisive thinking in a variety of areas in life.


Jul 17, 202324:15
#162 | Lower Your Pressure w/ Dr. Justin Brown

#162 | Lower Your Pressure w/ Dr. Justin Brown

The most important prerequisite to becoming fully alive is to be… alive. This week, Dr. Michael Brown opens up about his physical health, and Dr. Justin Brown offers his tips for living as healthy as possible for as long as possible.
Jun 26, 202319:54
#161 | Choose Your Hard w/ Russell Catania

#161 | Choose Your Hard w/ Russell Catania

Life is more frequently characterized by tough breaks and difficult days than by lottery wins and smooth sailing. This week, Dr. Russell Catania sits with a very excited Dr. Michael Brown in another classic conversation about choices.


Jun 12, 202317:49
#160 | Celebrate Others Often w/ Steve Rieske

#160 | Celebrate Others Often w/ Steve Rieske

This Memorial Day, we are reminded that we don’t need to wait for a national holiday to highlight the peace, protection, and purpose that others bring to our lives. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and clinical counselor Steve Rieske diagnose our tendency to celebrate others only occasionally and offer their insights for creating a lifestyle of affirmation and encouragement.


May 29, 202318:15
#159 | Rethink Your Religion w/ Casey Greenawalt

#159 | Rethink Your Religion w/ Casey Greenawalt

Religion is not so much about what we resolve or reject but about what we allow ourselves to review, re-examine, or reconsider. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and former pastor Casey Greenawalt encourage us to open our minds to new – or even old – possibilities.

May 15, 202330:57
#158 | People Aren't Interruptions w/ Dan Costello

#158 | People Aren't Interruptions w/ Dan Costello

It is tempting to believe the lie that busyness is best and our to-do list is paramount. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and automotive executive Dan Costello remind us what matters most and inspire us to turn our attention to others.


May 04, 202323:28
#157 | Try Something New w/ Dr. Tyler Schwanz

#157 | Try Something New w/ Dr. Tyler Schwanz

Although seasons pass and years change, many of us are perpetually bored by our day-to-day lives. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Tyler Schwanz inspire us to demonstrate the courage to keep things fresh until we breathe our last breath.

Apr 17, 202316:59
#156 | Break The Rules w/ Mike Williams

#156 | Break The Rules w/ Mike Williams

Sometimes living an extraordinary life requires us to make choices that aren’t quite normal. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and saxophonist Mike Williams discuss creativity, career changes, and walking the line between faith and wisdom.


Apr 03, 202324:38
#155 | Sometimes Shop Local w/ Ben Vollmar

#155 | Sometimes Shop Local w/ Ben Vollmar

Should we feel bad about drinking Starbucks if the coffee shops in our own community just aren’t that good? This week, Dr. Michael Brown and local business owner Ben Vollmar engage in a nuanced and surprising conversation that will inspire consumers and business leaders alike.
Mar 20, 202323:59
#154 | Don't Rush Goodbyes w/ Bianca Hicks

#154 | Don't Rush Goodbyes w/ Bianca Hicks

Whether slipping out of a wedding reception unnoticed because the newlyweds are “too busy” or leaving for work with just a minute to spare, our pace in life often causes us to miss out on meaningful connection. This week, Dr. Justin Brown and higher education administrator Bianca Hicks reflect on professional transitions, encounters with strangers, and end-of-life conversations.

Mar 06, 202325:33
#153 | Learn Their Story w/ David Denison

#153 | Learn Their Story w/ David Denison

There is so much that we don’t know about each stranger we encounter, each acquaintance we make, and each friend or family member we love. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and life design coach David Denison encourage us to look more closely and listen more carefully to the people in our lives.

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Feb 20, 202323:47
#152 Embrace Your Season w/ Kathy Wilhelm

#152 Embrace Your Season w/ Kathy Wilhelm

As this winter comes to a close, we are reminded that every season is a new opportunity to become fully alive. This week, Dr. Michael Brown is joined by business owner and grandmother Kathy Wilhelm as they explore an essential framework for living life well.

Feb 06, 202324:42
#151 | Find Another Doctor w/ Russell Catania

#151 | Find Another Doctor w/ Russell Catania

One of the most important questions we can ask ourselves in each area of life is, “Is this working?” This week, Dr. Michael Brown and future physician Russell Catania explore the essential ingredients of a fantastic doctor-patient relationship.

Jan 23, 202322:28
#150 | Who Am I? w/ Paul McDonald

#150 | Who Am I? w/ Paul McDonald

There is a reason we are called human beings rather than human doings. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and former NFL player and cofounder of GameChange Paul McDonald offer their perspectives on robust rhythms of self-exploration.

Jan 09, 202327:38
#149 | Blessing In Disguise w/ Alfonso Mack

#149 | Blessing In Disguise w/ Alfonso Mack

Every great thing in life is on the other side of hard. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and BGSU football chaplain Alfonso Mack remind us that the greatest gifts are often hidden from sight.

Dec 26, 202221:11
#148 | Write A Book w/ Amy Seiffert

#148 | Write A Book w/ Amy Seiffert

We have so much in our hearts and minds to offer the world, if only we will take a leap of faith by putting pen to paper. This week, aspiring author Dr. Michael Brown sits with writing coach Amy Seiffert for a helpful dialogue about legacy, proactivity, and the willingness to lean into imperfection.

Dec 12, 202221:12
#147 | Doubt Is Okay w/ Steve Rieske

#147 | Doubt Is Okay w/ Steve Rieske

It is better to ask hard questions than to leave them unanswered… or answered incorrectly. This week, counselor and pastor Steve Rieske shares with Dr. Michael Brown a surprising perspective that could help each of us to become more fully alive.

Nov 28, 202217:05
#146 | Trust The Process w/ Barb Roose

#146 | Trust The Process w/ Barb Roose

There is so much that we do not know and so much that we cannot see. This week, Dr. Michael Brown is joined by author and speaker Barb Roose in a conversation about having hope in the midst of dark, dull, and difficult days.

Nov 14, 202220:55
#145 | Reduce Screen Time w/ Dr. Justin Brown

#145 | Reduce Screen Time w/ Dr. Justin Brown

If we’ve learned anything through the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s that a screen can never replace a face. This week, Logan Brown and Dr. Justin Brown offer their tips for being fully present in the presence of people.

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Oct 31, 202219:50
#144 | Start A Business w/ Ben Vollmar

#144 | Start A Business w/ Ben Vollmar

Every human being has immeasurable value, so we each have the power to create something that brings value to others as well. This week, Ben Vollmar, founder of Flatlands Coffee, joins Dr. Michael Brown, founder of DMB Coaching, in a conversation about finances, flexibility, and having faith in ourselves and others.

Oct 17, 202222:43
#143 | Date Your Spouse w/ Russell Cantania

#143 | Date Your Spouse w/ Russell Cantania

Why do we so often allow the temporary to dictate our relationship with the permanent? This week, newlywed Russell Catania and thirty-years-wed Dr. Michael Brown offer their tips for developing and maintaining intimacy.

Oct 03, 202218:28
#142 | Practice A Sabbath w/ Dr. Tyler Schwanz

#142 | Practice A Sabbath w/ Dr. Tyler Schwanz

Is it possible that an ancient religious law could be the key to greater peace, purpose, and even productivity? This week, Amy Seiffert and Dr. Tyler Schwanz testify to the transformative power of taking an entire day off every single week.

Sep 19, 202216:34
#141 | Write 'Em Up w/ Dr. Justin Brown

#141 | Write 'Em Up w/ Dr. Justin Brown

What if submitting a formal report was not an act of cowardice but of courage, not an act of retaliation but of reconciliation? This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Justin Brown encourage us to lean into difficult conversations and offer an alternative for when we fail to speak up.

Aug 29, 202224:08
140 | Believe In Miracles w/ Jaedyn McKinstry

140 | Believe In Miracles w/ Jaedyn McKinstry

Something powerful happens when we hold tightly to hope even while the odds seem stacked against us. This week, childhood cancer survivor and Division 1 athlete Jaedyn McKinstry joins Dr. Michael Brown in a poignant conversation about faith, healing, and persevering through difficult circumstances.

Aug 15, 202219:19
#139 | Eliminate The Distractions w/ Dr. Shawn Cramer

#139 | Eliminate The Distractions w/ Dr. Shawn Cramer

The average American checks their phone over 300 times per day – more often than every 5 minutes! This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Shawn Cramer empathize with our addiction to distraction and describe the pathway to a life of focus and purpose.

Aug 01, 202213:22
#138 | Build Your Confidence w/ Logan Brown

#138 | Build Your Confidence w/ Logan Brown

We may not be able to accomplish everything we set our minds to do, but who is to say we can’t live as if we will? This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Three Words producer Logan Brown challenge us to believe in ourselves and to say “Yes!” to all that life has to offer.

Jul 18, 202215:36
#137 | Love The Earth w/ Martha Chandran-Dickerson

#137 | Love The Earth w/ Martha Chandran-Dickerson

Environmental justice is about so much more than pandas and pollution. This week, Martha Chandran-Dickerson joins Dr. Michael Brown as she broadens our vision and deepens our understanding of the connection between daily decisions, climate change, and vulnerable communities.


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Jul 04, 202224:38
#136 | Give Better Feedback w/ Dan Costello
Jun 20, 202222:16
#135 | Know Your Strengths w/ Casey Greenawalt

#135 | Know Your Strengths w/ Casey Greenawalt

One of the most important things about us is what comes to mind when we think about ourselves. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and strength assessment fanatic Casey Greenawalt outline the many benefits of getting to know the person in the mirror.

Jun 06, 202214:23
Special Announcement

Special Announcement

As DMB Coaching and Three Words Podcast continues to grow, we have decided to start posting every other week. This will allow us to make the biggest impact in the world and to help more people feel fully alive. We appreciate your support and hope you listen to some older episodes that you may have missed. See you next week.

May 30, 202201:29
#134 | Creativity Takes Courage w/ Dr. Shawn Cramer

#134 | Creativity Takes Courage w/ Dr. Shawn Cramer

There is something deep within every human being that compels us to create, but so few of us actually fulfill this desire. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and innovation lab leader Dr. Shawn Cramer identify the barriers to imaginative expression and introduce the practices required to overcome them.

May 23, 202216:03
#133 | Compassion Changes Everything w/ Amy Seiffert

#133 | Compassion Changes Everything w/ Amy Seiffert

How do we respond to the fear and frustration at the intersection of the personal and political?  Prompted by the Supreme Court’s draft decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Dr. Michael Brown and Amy Seiffert share how a commitment to compassion in the face of complexity can deepen our connection to others.

May 16, 202214:43
#132 | Take A Walk w/ Dr. Tyler Schwanz

#132 | Take A Walk w/ Dr. Tyler Schwanz

There is not a single area of life that is not improved by regular physical activity. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Tyler Schwanz explore the many benefits of doing the very thing our bodies were made to do.

May 09, 202213:09
#131 | Honor Your Commitments w/ Dan Costello

#131 | Honor Your Commitments w/ Dan Costello

Each and every one of us have made a promise that we couldn't keep. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Dan Costello offer their insights on how to do what we say we will do and how to honorably call it quits.

May 02, 202220:59
#130 | Fear Repels Love w/ Steve Rieske

#130 | Fear Repels Love w/ Steve Rieske

Whether it is with our romantic partner, family member, or friend… many of our relationships are struggling. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and counselor Steve Rieske explore the primary cause of conflict we experience with the people we love most.

Apr 25, 202222:08
#129 | This Will Pass w/ Danijela Tomic

#129 | This Will Pass w/ Danijela Tomic

As thousands of people have died and millions have fled as refugees from the war in Ukraine, these are dark and sobering days. But there is a light at the end of each tunnel and peace around the corner of each battle. This week, Dr. Michael Brown is joined by Danijela Tomic as she reflects on her experiences living through war and offers words of hope and perspective as we navigate difficult times.

Apr 18, 202224:12
#128 | Train Your Emotions w/ Dr. Justin Brown

#128 | Train Your Emotions w/ Dr. Justin Brown

Two of the greatest barriers to our success and well-being are depression and lack of motivation. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and family physician Dr. Justin Brown introduce a mental health treatment through a life coaching lens.

Apr 11, 202222:28
#127 | Say It Now w/ Dr. Tyler Schwanz

#127 | Say It Now w/ Dr. Tyler Schwanz

What would you tell that person today if you knew that there was no tomorrow? This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Tyler Schwanz explore every angle of Michael’s famous 24 Hour Rule.

Apr 04, 202215:35
#126 | The Selfish Advantage w/ Sammy Adebiyi

#126 | The Selfish Advantage w/ Sammy Adebiyi

Is it possible that our self-centered tendencies may actually serve a greater purpose? This week, Dr. Michael Brown and author of A Book About Friendship, Sammy Adebiyi, introduce a powerful paradox that could transform our relationships.

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Mar 28, 202215:33
#125 | Push Your Limits w/ Ricky May

#125 | Push Your Limits w/ Ricky May

We are capable of so much more than we could ever imagine, and our limits are much further away than we think. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and online health coach Ricky May share their thoughts on hard work and the effort required to achieve our full potential.

Mar 21, 202224:41
#124 | Accept The Mystery w/ Russell Catania

#124 | Accept The Mystery w/ Russell Catania

There are equal parts fear and joy in that which we do not know. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Russell Catania discuss the role of certainty, control, and choices in navigating our complex world.

Mar 14, 202217:03
#123 | Everyone Is Equal w/ Barb Roose

#123 | Everyone Is Equal w/ Barb Roose

There is such tension surrounding conversations of equality because they often lead to uncomfortable questions with apparent but uncomfortable answers. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Barb Roose help us make the essential connection between what we value and how we live.

Mar 07, 202222:08
#122 | Stop Weighing Yourself w/ Dr. Justin Brown

#122 | Stop Weighing Yourself w/ Dr. Justin Brown

When it comes to our health, success is measured by so much more than our weight. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and family physician Dr. Justin Brown explore the negative effects of focusing on the scale and offer countless recommendations to improve our physical well-being.

Feb 28, 202218:27
#121 | Chaos And Friendships w/ Sammy Adebiyi

#121 | Chaos And Friendships w/ Sammy Adebiyi

Life is hard, but it becomes a lot easier when we struggle alongside others. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and author of A Book About Friendship, Sammy Adebiyi, encourage us to pursue our deepest desire for human connection even (and especially) when times are tough.

Feb 21, 202216:25
#120 | Figure It Out w/ DeAnte Shivers

#120 | Figure It Out w/ DeAnte Shivers

It can be really challenging to move on when we’ve experienced pain, loss, and difficulty in life. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and small business owner DeAnte Shivers explore how to live with perseverance even in the midst of grief.

Feb 14, 202236:50
#119 | Compliment Your Critic w/ Nick Gillispie

#119 | Compliment Your Critic w/ Nick Gillispie

Something powerful happens when we respond to opposition with a posture of humility and grace. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Nick Gillispie examine a countercultural practice that can help us grow into the best version of ourselves.

Feb 07, 202220:09