Three WordsMar 14, 2022
#167 Plant A Seed w/ Kathy Wilhelm
#166 | Take More Pictures w/ Trev Lee
#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.
#164 | Live For Weekdays w/ Che Walters
#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.
#162 | Lower Your Pressure w/ Dr. Justin Brown
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#155 | Sometimes Shop Local w/ Ben Vollmar
#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.
#153 | Learn Their Story w/ David Denison
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#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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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#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
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.
#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.
#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.
#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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#136 | Give Better Feedback w/ Dan Costello
One of the greatest gifts we can give to others is well-intentioned constructive feedback. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Dan Costello instruct us on how to improve our communication skills where we live, work, and play.
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#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.
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#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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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#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.