Stop Self-Sabotage

Self Sabotage... we all do it. If you aren’t happy with your life, you are self-sabotaging. Are you making the money you want? Are your relationships what you desire them to be? Is your health where you want it? If not, you are sabotaging yourself. Pat Pearson, M.S.S.W. author, and psychotherapist has found what you create in life is largely determined by what you think you deserve. This podcast focuses on the psychology of stopping self-sabotage and truly creating the life you want and deserve! How much do you think you are self-sabotaging? Take our quiz. If you want a deeper dive into self-sabotage, get Pat's book, Stop Self-Sabotage.    
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  • #21 – Depression: The Souls Awakening

    June 16, 2021

    Most of us have had some depression in our lives. Did you know that it can deepen your soul? Join Pat and Debby Gaal to take a different look at the definition of depression. Debby is an ex-CEO of a Fortune 500 company and a wonderful writer. Her first book, “The Dreamstitcher” won several national awards, and her new book, “Serendipity’s on the Avenue of the Saints” is being rated five stars.


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  • #20 – Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence

    June 8, 2021

    Ever get confused about what you need… self-esteem or self-confidence? One is created by love, the other by experience and competence. Join Pat for a fascinating description of why they are both necessary and different.

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  • #19 – Passion for Life

    June 4, 2021

    Want more passion in your life? If so, join Pat as she discusses what it takes to have more passion in all aspects of your life. This is a must to put a bounce in your step!

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  • #18 – Your Emotional Toolkit

    May 27, 2021

    Join Pat and Suzanne Court, a woman entrepreneur and extraordinary event planner, as they talk about handling your emotions. This is something we all need to hear!

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  • #17 – The Drama Triangle: When Communication Goes Wrong!

    May 20, 2021

    Do you ever feel you can’t understand what other people are doing? Have you felt you overgive and aren’t appreciated? Sometimes you feel angry about all the demands. If so, you are in the Drama Triangle! Join Pat and her guests Barbra Neumann and Tessa Torrence Neumann as they share the frustrations of chasing around this Triangle!

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  • #16 – Make the Impossible Possible

    May 20, 2021

    Have you ever thought I can’t do this or make that much money… it’s impossible? Ingrid Vanderveldt joins Pat to share how she helps women internationally make their financial desires possible. Ingrid is the Founder and Chairman of Empower a Billion Women, former Entrepreneur in Residence at Dell for Business, and one of Oprah’s picks as a woman of influence.

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  • #15 – Sleep Sanctuary

    May 20, 2021

    In the words of William Shakespeare, “Sleep is the death of each day’s life, sore labours bath. Great natures second course.” This podcast features Jeff Stroud, founder and CEO of SOMNVIE. Jeff describes the reasons why sleep is the best mental health booster. Listen and create your own sleep sanctuary!

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  • #14 – Relationships: Marital Magic

    April 27, 2021

    Join Pat and Mr. and Mrs. Baumli for an animated discussion on how to make relationships work. Listen as they go through new scientific information that can help you curb marital conflict and fall in love all over again.

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  • #13 – Dream Big Dreams

    April 21, 2021

    Join Pat and America’s Dream Coach, Marcia Wieder as they explore your biggest and best dreams. Why being rational can kill all your dreams and how to help your brain create them.

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  • #12 – Have More Time Now!

    April 13, 2021

    Time and energy are all we have to make our lives work. Learn the magic of having a more productive time. Now is the moment!

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  • #11 – Forgiveness

    April 6, 2021

    Join Pat as she talks about forgiving yourself and others with her former therapist, Jerry Spalding, and the widow of astronaut Pete Conrad.

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  • #10 – Bless Your Stress

    March 30, 2021

    Pat and Mimi Donaldson, noted speaker, look at some of the light-hearted ways to handle stress. Fun, entertaining insights are given to “bless” all the things that may stress you out!

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  • #9 – Happier

    March 30, 2021

    Don’t we all want to be HAPPIER? Come and learn why the class called HAPPIER was the most popular class at Harvard. Join Pat and Dr. Jim Logan, former MD to the astronauts, as they discuss the medical information on how to achieve increased happiness.


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  • #8 – What’s With All This Conflict?

    March 30, 2021

    Interpersonal conflict creates more unhappiness in our lives than almost anything else. Join Pat, Ron McMillan, and Joseph Grenny as they discuss why we communicate the worst when it matters the most. When there are high-stakes, opposing opinions, or strong emotions, we often fail to resolve conflicts productively. In this episode, you will learn the tools to change those negative outcomes into positive ones!

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  • #7 – Grief to Gratitude: How to Manage Change and Loss with Peter McGugan

    March 11, 2021

    In this episode, Pat sits down with Peter McGugan to discuss turning grief into gratitude.


    Peter McGugan is a best-selling author (Occupy Consciousness, available on Amazon), award-winning filmmaker, and the inventor of Mask Fresh; roll-on aromatherapy for face masks. Peter also created a free online streaming resource center for people struggling with change, loss, and reinvention.


    You can find Peter’s change and loss resources at and his aromatherapy face mask product at

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  • #6 – Wealthy and Worthy

    March 8, 2021

    Do you want to make more money? Do you feel you deserve it? Join Pat and Victoria Collins, a Certified Planner as they share how to psychologically deserve more financial success.


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  • #5 – Stop Self Criticism

    February 25, 2021

    Are you self critical? Always finding fault with yourself? We all do it! Pat talks about how to change that learned behavior to better self acceptance. Join Kathy Peel, The Family Manager as she talks to Mom’s about organizing their families and treating themselves well.

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  • #4 – The Dream Starts With Me

    January 12, 2021

    Tiffany Norwood, the extraordinary entrepreneur who at age 27 raised 675 million dollars to start a digital network explains how she overcame being young, female and black to achieve overwhelming success!

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  • #3 – Stopping Self-Sabotage

    January 12, 2021

    Self Sabotage. We all do it…if you aren’t happy with your life, you are self sabotaging. Are you making the money you want? Are your relationships what you intend them to be? Is your health where you want to be? If not, you are self sabotaging. Pat Pearson, MSSW has found what you create in life is largely determined by what you think you deserve.This program focuses on the psychology of “Deserve Level” and teaching you how to stop sabotaging and create the life you deserve!

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  • #2 – Dealing with Anxiety and Depression During the Pandemic

    January 12, 2021

    Dr.Jim Logan is a former physician to the astronauts at NASA. He joins Pat for a lively discussion about Pandemic Stress. They discuss what we can learn from the people with the “Right Stuff”. How do the astronauts deal with stress and how can we apply these insights to help us!

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  • #1 – Resilience: Jackie Pflug Survives a Terrorist Attack

    January 12, 2021

    Jackie Pflug was shot in the head by terrorists and survived! This podcast focuses on adversity and how to transform it into resilience. Jackie’s incredible story gives you the inspiration and knowledge how to get more resilience in your life.

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    A seasoned speaker, business professional, psychotherapist, and business builder for over 30 years, Pat Pearson, MSSW brings powerful understandings to every keynote and seminar with ...

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  • Jackie Pflug Guest

    Jackie Pflug survived being shot in the back of the head in 1985 by hijackers. She calls her twelve-year struggle with brain injury, learning disability, PTSD, depression, divorce, epilepsy, and visual impairment a "grateful journey."

  • Jim Logan Guest

    "Dr. Jim Logan held numerous positions in a distinguished career at NASA including Chief of Flight Medicine and Chief of Medical Operations at Johnson Space Center in Houston. He served as Mission Control Surgeon or Crew Surgeon for many shuttle missions and supervised the development of the first inflight clinical care facility for the space station era. After a year at NASA Headquarters, he became the first Provost of International Space University in Strasbourg, France. Upon returning to the USA, he consulted for The RAND Corporation and co-founded the American Telemedicine Association; providing expertise to a variety of professional organizations, international & domestic hospital-based healthcare systems and the DoD. Returning to NASA JSC he became Chief of Medical Informatics & Health Care Systems and senior medical officer in the Clinical Services Branch of the Space Medicine Division. Dr. Logan left NASA in 2012 to complete a medical fellowship in Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine at Duke University. Currently, he is CEO and Co-founder of the Space Enterprise Institute, a non-profit 501c3 educational foundation. Board certified in Aerospace Medicine and recipient of NASA’s Distinguished Speakers Award, his lecturing activities have taken him to fourteen countries on five continents. An expert in peak human performance, deep space exploration missions and space colonization, Dr. Logan has been featured on PBS, The History Channel, NatGeo, Discovery USA, CanadaAM and numerous radio talk shows. He is frequently quoted in various print and online media. "

  • Tiffany Norwood Guest

    In the 1990s Tiffany Norwood did something that no other entrepreneur has done since -she raised over $670 million dollars to fund a start-up. She was 27 at the time. That money was used to build the first-ever global digital radio platform; launch three satellites into space, including XM Radio; support the development of MP3/MP4 technologies; and, invest in a new generation of digital radio receivers. As one of the few global serial entrepreneurs and the first successful black female tech entrepreneur, Ms. Norwood’s career has spanned 52 countries, 30+ years, 7 start-ups, and a patent. She was also the first in her family to be born with all of their civil rights. Tiffany did her first start-up as a teenager and had a patent by the age of twenty-three. Her ventures have ranged from the first one-strap backpack to the automation technology behind self-install kits for broadband internet, and a virtual reality gaming platform. She also led some of the first-ever digital content licensing deals, including Bloomberg News and CNN International. Tiffany was also an early collaborator with the Fraunhofer Institute and their MPEG technologies. Currently, Tiffany is the Founder and CEO of Tribetan. Tribetan teaches everyone entrepreneurship and innovation literacy for success in business, school, and life. With modules on Persuasive Storytelling, Cultivated Endurance and How to Practice, and The Power of We, Tribetan teaches the human science of success. Venues have included the European Parliament, Yale, the USPTO, KMPG, Bishop McNamara High School, University of South Carolina, theSouth African Embassy, and many more. Her dream is that the science of turning imagination into reality is as well known as reading, writing, and math. And then with these skills, reimagine everything. She also recently published her first book, Vote Like a Boss: An Entrepreneur’s Perspective on Innovation, Leadership, Creativity, Storytelling, and Voting. Tiffany has an MBA from Harvard and a Bachelor’s in Economics with a concentration in statistics and electrical engineering from Cornell University.

  • Victoria Collins, Ph.D. Guest

    With a doctorate in cognitive psychology and three decades of experience in wealth management, Victoria Collins brings unique expertise to her coaching clients to address challenges and reach their personal and professional goals. Dr. Collins helped found First Foundation Inc., a comprehensive wealth management and banking firm which today manages more than $4.5 billion and is traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange. Named among the “Nation’s 100 Most Exclusive Wealth Advisors” (Robb Report) and the “250 Best Financial Advisors in the USA” (Worth Magazine), Victoria was also honored with the Orange County Business Journal’s “Outstanding Women in Business Award.” Victoria has authored or co-authored six books on managing wealth, building legacy families and the role of emotions in financial decision making. She has been interviewed on major network radio and TV shows including Good Morning America, Bloomberg; CNBC, MSNBC and CBS’s news affiliates and in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Money, Business Week, Investor’s Business Daily, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and The Orange County Register. Victoria is a charter member of the Center for Investment and Wealth Management at the University of California Irvine. She served on the board of Orange County's United Way and is a founding member of United Way’s Women’s Philanthropy Fund and a founding member of WISE (Women Investing in Security and Education). She served on the Board of Human Options and is a supporter of the Orange County Community Foundation.

  • Peter McGugan Guest

    Peter McGugan created a free online streaming resource center for people struggling with change, loss, and reinvention.  
    There are recovery tracks for loss of a soulmate, loss of a spouse, loss of a parent, loss of a child, loss of a business, and loss of a pet.
    The site features his award-winning documentary series "How Happy Happens". 
    It’s free for anyone feeling worried, depressed, stressed, or sick and tired.
    Peter is a best-selling author (Occupy Consciousness), award-winning filmmaker, and the inventor of Mask Fresh; roll-on aromatherapy for face masks. See: