Change Through Pain
By Bradley Wendling
This podcast will help you to become the greatest version of yourself by looking within and healing hurts and traumas while learning to love yourself. Change doesn't come easy and sometimes it takes pain to make us realize that it's time to make that needed change.
#80: Walking On Eggshells
In this Change Through Pain Podcast episode, I describe my life in a toxic romantic relationship for 2+ years. No matter what I did, it was never good enough for my partner, resulting in me walking on eggshells every step of each day. This resulted in major trauma and PTSD, which I am currently healing from.
August 24, 2021
#79: I'm Depressed & Stuck In Bed
In this Change Through Pain Podcast episode, I address the question "If you can't get therapy, how else can I heal this trauma that has me in bed all day?" I walk you through changes I made in my own life to pull myself out of a dark and deep depression and what all I have gained as a result.
August 20, 2021
#78: From Shock To Awe - Ayahuasca
In this Change Through Pain Podcast episode, I discuss the documentary titled "From Shock To Awe" which follows the lives of two veterans who suffer from PTSD and their journey to healing using Ayahuasca. This psychedelic is currently illegal in the United States but has helped thousands of those suffering from PTSD live normal lives.
August 13, 2021
#77: How To "Embrace The Suck"
In this Change Through Pain Podcast episode, I share the story of an unlikely encounter that would not have happened if I was not in the right place mentally, emotionally and spiritually and had not done the healing work ready to receive what the Universe had been waiting to deliver.
July 14, 2021
#76: Why Is Freedom So Important?
In todays Change Through Pain Podcast episode, I take us back to exactly two years ago to the day when I began this journey and had no idea what I was doing or where it would take me. I reflect on how freedom dictates the choices we make and the path we choose on the journey of becoming our best self.
July 5, 2021
#75: New Treatment for Depression, Addictions and PTSD
In this Change Through Pain Podcast episode I share some groundbreaking information on a treatment for PTSD, Addiction and Depression. Please listen and share with anyone you know who also suffers from these conditions. This is not medical advice nor am I a licensed physician or therapist. Please consult your Doctor or Therapist about this treatment. Article Credit: Time Magazine, April 12 - 19, 2021. Author: Mandy Oaklander.
July 2, 2021
#74: What A Ride This 2.5 Year Healing Journey Has Been
In this Change Through Pain Podcast episode, I share what I have learned through this project during the past two and a half years and how grateful I am for those who have joined me on this journey. I look forward to continued learning, growing, healing, and living life as the greatest version of myself and inspiring others to do the same.
June 29, 2021
#73: I Have A Confession
In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, I take you all the way back to the beginning. I share personal events in my life that I haven't revealed before. My goal is to set the example of what is necessary in order to achieve true freedom from your past hurts and traumas on your journey towards becoming your greatest self.
May 7, 2021
#72: 9 Signs Of A Toxic Relationship
In this Change Through Pain Podcast episode, I dive deep into 9 signs of a toxic relationship. This includes love bombing, emotional attachment, highs & lows, manipulation, verbal abuse, gaslighting, devaluation, trauma bond, and PTSD. Please find professional help if you are currently in a toxic relationship or have left a toxic relationship. Visit https://changethroughpain.com/get-help/ to locate a discounted licensed therapist in your area.
May 1, 2021
#71: The "Secret" To Joy In Your Life
In this Change Through Pain Podcast episode, I share tips on how to bring joy back into your life. If your life is already full of joy, I share tips to help you enhance the joy you currently have. I'm currently ready a book titled "The Book of Joy" and it has reaffirmed that all the daily practices I'm doing are increasing my joy in all areas of my life. This episode will show you that you are capable of choosing to have joy in your own life.
April 21, 2021
#70: I'm Lost, Please Help Me!
In this Change Through Pain Podcast episode, I share 7 practical tips that you can put into practice today to help you discover yourself and the changes you need to make in order to no longer feel lost in your own life. If you are ready to start down the path of your new and improved life, this episode was meant for you.
April 13, 2021
#69: How To Turn Lemons Into Lemonade
In this Change Through Pain Podcast episode, I share the secret formula to facing the many challenges of life with a smile and turning each tough circumstance into an opportunity to grow and become the best version of yourself.
April 2, 2021
#68: Communicate With Empathy
In this Change Through Pain Podcast episode, I tackle the tough subject of cancel culture and how it relates to the relationship you have with not only yourself but everyone you encounter. There is a common ground we can all agree upon and it starts with listening with the intention to be empathetic and understand each other.
March 16, 2021
#67: Life Is About The Journey, Not The Destination
In this Change Through Pain Podcast episode, I share why living your life focused on the journey instead of the destination is the key to living your best life. I provide specific examples that you can easily apply to your own life and start focusing on each present moment in gratitude.
February 25, 2021
#66: One Step Healing
In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, I discuss a book titled "Letting Go" and how I have applied it to my life in order to get unstuck and finally release something I've been carrying for far too long. You too can learn to do the same and begin living your best life fully present in gratitude.
February 10, 2021
#65: Win Or Lose, The Choice Is Yours
In this Change Through Pain Podcast episode, I share how I reprogramed my mindset to turn any loss or negative into a win by not settling and focusing on what I could learn from each experience either good or bad. I also walk you through a simple exercise to apply to your own life to help you create a winning mindset.
January 6, 2021
#64: Recovery - 12 Steps To A New You Part 2
This is a follow-up episode to "12 Steps To A New You Part 1" where I share how I applied each of the 12 steps to my life to heal and recover in all areas of my life. Recovery involves more than just getting sober from drugs and alcohol and will catapult you into becoming the greatest version of yourself.
December 4, 2020
#63: Where Do I Start In 8 Easy Steps
You might be asking yourself "Where do I start?" You might not realize that you need to start. I can tell you from first-hand experience that it took me hitting rock bottom before I realized I could be living a much better life. In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, I walk you through 8 steps that I applied to my life each day that helped me get sober from alcohol, heal childhood traumas, and shed fear, anxiety, doubt, shame, depression and insecurities.
November 16, 2020
#62: Recovery - 12 Steps To A New You Part 1
Recovery includes more than gaining sobriety from drugs and alcohol. Recovery includes healing from childhood traumas, toxic thought patterns and behaviors, self-sabotage and learning to let go and love yourself. In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, I discuss how I applied the 12 steps to help me discover myself that has been trapped inside yearning to be released to become the best version of myself.
November 13, 2020
#61: Starve Your Ego - Feed Your Soul
Ego is rude, Ego divides, Ego disrupts, Ego destroys, Ego is a bully, Ego is prideful and Ego manipulates. Is this how you want to live your life? Of course not! In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, I will walk you through many examples of why living in your ego will keep you from living your best life and how to strip away the Ego and become the greatest version of you!
November 13, 2020
#60: 4 Steps To Awaken Your Soul
Have you been living life on autopilot based on unconscious conditioning that you aren't even aware of? Do you desire to achieve more or something new but feel stuck? Are you tired of settling for less than you deserve? If so, todays Change Through Podcast episode will help you to awaken your soul and start living on purpose.
November 13, 2020
#59: You Will Attract What You Need To Heal
In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, I share the perspective of men that are often grouped into a category unfairly based on the unique experience of one person, when in reality, we should be working on healing our own hurts that we've been projecting outwards and stop blaming others.
November 12, 2020
#58: The Not So Secret Formula To Your Happiness
In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, I explore how you can create new daily habits in every aspect of your life that will lead to your healing and ultimate happiness.
October 12, 2020
#57: Whatever Choice You Make, Choose Wisely
In this Change Through Pain Podcast episode, I share examples of why the choices you make are so important to the success of each moment and each day of your life. You decide what your attitude will be and if you are happy, have optimism, are kind, give selflessly with no expectations, and if you respect yourself and others. Choose Wisely.
September 23, 2020
#56: Three Daily Habits That Will Change Your Entire Life
In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, I share three daily habits that will change your entire life including Feed Your Mind, Feed Your Body & Feed Your Soul.
August 29, 2020
#55: Five Traits That Define A Humble Man
This includes... 1) Speak Your Truth With Love 2) Listen With Intention 3) Hold Space 4) Be Trustworthy 5) Be A Role Model This Change Through Pain podcast episode is a follow up to episode #11: Are Men Allowed To Have Emotions. I walk you through how men have been conditioned by their surroundings and what it takes to become a humble man. Listen to the full episode at https://www.changethroughpain.com Much Love, Bradley
August 21, 2020
#54: How To Create A New You
In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, I share the 16 things I have been practicing daily to create a brand new lifestyle and start down the path to becoming the greatest version of myself.
August 10, 2020
#53: We Rise, We Heal, We Overcome
In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, I share the raw emotion of getting knocked down time and time again and how I decided to Rise, Heal and Overcome my hurts on my journey to healing my brokenness.
August 1, 2020
#52: Freedom Starts When You Look Within
In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, I discuss what FREEDOM means to me and how you are not truly free until you look within and set your self free.
July 4, 2020
#51: All Forms Of Abuse Are Wrong
In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, I discuss the five key forms of abuse and my own experience as an abuser and the abused and how there are commonalities as to why the abuse exists at all.
June 15, 2020
#50: How Will You Respond
In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, I share my perspective on the current state of our world including post quarantine, job loss, starting a new life in a new city and the division in our country. How we respond is a choice and we must look within first in order to respond from a place of love in order to create positive change.
May 31, 2020
#49: No Regrets
In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, I share a personal story of being abandoned throughout my life but choosing to live my life accepting of my journey and having no regrets.
April 27, 2020
#48: 30 Days That Changed My Life
In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, I share the story of my last semester of college having lived in Mazamitla, Mexico for one month replacing the roofs of 17 families homes who were living in some of the worst conditions I've personally witnessed. The experience solidified my life-long passion to serve others after graduation and made me even more grateful for the many blessings in my life.
April 26, 2020
#47: 5 Things You Must Let Go
In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, I share 5 things you must let go in order break toxic thought patterns and behaviors. Once you begin shifting your mindset followed by new actions, you will begin to create a new story of who you desire to be and what you want out of life.
April 11, 2020
#46: What Is This Teaching Us?
In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, I provide 4 key activities you can practice each day to improve all areas of your life during your time of isolation.
April 6, 2020
#45: Together We Are Stronger
In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, I share several great examples of how the community is working together to help each other through these difficult times.
April 4, 2020
#44: You Are Not Alone
In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, I share a recent Instagram post that touches upon the challenges we are currently facing and the reasons we are never truly alone even when sitting in solitude.
March 20, 2020
#43: 6 Tips That Will Give You Perspective
In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, I share 6 tips to help you gain perspective on your life in all areas including personal and professional relationships, career, mental and physical health and any other area you might be struggling in.
March 6, 2020
#42: Patiently Waiting Vs Presently Living
In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, I discuss the difference between living a life of always waiting on something to fulfill you vs living in the present moment.
February 25, 2020
#41: 5 Tips To End Suffering
In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, I share 5 tips to help you end suffering. It's a choice to suffer and if you practice these each day and make them a habit, you will be on the journey to ending suffering and becoming the greatest version of yourself.
February 16, 2020
#40: What's Love Got To Do With It?
In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, I share the reasons why loving yourself is the key to loving others.
February 14, 2020
#39: Broken Relationships? It's Time To Look Within
In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, I discuss how if you continue to get the same results in your relationships, it's time to look within. You must heal and love yourself before you can fully love another.
February 12, 2020
#38: Believe You Can Achieve
In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, I share a story from my high school football days of how even though we had not won a single football game, we still believed we could achieve a winning season.
February 11, 2020
#37: The Secret To Your Happiness
In this Change Through Podcast episode, I share a Minute Motivation episode about how to discover your happiness.
February 10, 2020
#36: Own Your Anxiety
In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, I share an Instagram quote highlighting the book titled "Own Your Anxiety" by Julian Brass. His book and online course will help you understand the daily activities you should practice in order to take ownership of your fear and anxiety. You can get a copy of his book at www.changethroughpain.com/get-books. Visit his website www.julianbrass.com to get access to learn more about him and enroll in his online course "Own Your Anxiety."
February 6, 2020
#35: Learn From Yesterday And Do Better Today
In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, I share 2 recent Instagram quotes that will impact the way you live your life if you make these actions a part of your daily habits and ultimately your new lifestyle.
February 2, 2020
#34: What's The Purpose Of Life?
In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, I raise the important question "What's the purpose of life?"
February 1, 2020
#33: The Present Is All We've Got - Live And Give Love
In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, I share a recent Instagram quote about being grateful and loving those in your life right now while you still have an opportunity. RIP Kobe #24 - Gianna - John - Keri - Alyssa - Christina - Sarah - Payton - Ara
January 27, 2020
#32: Should They Stay Or Should They Go Now?
In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, I discuss the importance of who you allow into your life and the impact this has on the success of your life. You must look within first in order to determine if you are living your best life.
January 24, 2020
#31: Boundaries - What Are They And Why Are They Important?
In this Change Through Pain episode, I define personal boundaries, provide examples and discuss why they are so important in order for you to live your best life.
January 20, 2020
#30: Believe In Yourself When No One Else Does
In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, I share a recent Instagram post "Believe In Yourself" and why this is the foundation and key to you living your best life.
January 17, 2020
#29: A Proper Apology In Five Easy Steps
In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, I share five easy steps to give a proper apology and why this is vital to the success of your relationships. It's easy to say you are sorry, but not mean it, and continue the same behavior.
January 14, 2020
#28: It's Time To Forgive Yourself & Live Your Best Life
In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, I share the importance of forgiving yourself as well as those who have hurt you. I provide several examples of how to do this and how this will catapult your life to the next level of becoming the greatest version of yourself.
January 12, 2020
#27: Own Your Breath & Feel Alive
In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, I share steps to follow and how meditation and breathwork have helped renew my outlook and passion for life and connected me with how life was meant to be lived.
January 8, 2020
#26: The Road Map To Your Success In 2020 & Beyond
In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, I share five effective and proven steps to follow which will turn your resolution or goals into reality. Most of us don't make it past 21 days in order to create a new habit and I am confident you can do it with a new mindset, discipline, and a support system.
January 6, 2020
#25: My Journey To Sobriety
In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, I share my journey to sobriety and how amazing life has become now that I am able to be fully present in every moment and experience life on a whole new level.
January 4, 2020
#24: A New Year, A New You
In this episode of the Change Through Pain podcast, I share an overview of my 2019 and the many challenges I faced, the steps I followed to stay on track, how I never quit and stayed disciplined to change my life to become a better human on the road to becoming the greatest version of myself.
January 1, 2020
#23: Celebrate Everything In Your Life!
In this episode of the Change Through Pain podcast, I encourage and challenge you to celebrate everything in your life. I provide many examples and challenge you to start a daily gratitude exercise with your friends and family.
December 25, 2019
#22: Peace Of Mind Can Be Achieved By Anyone Willing To Find It
In this episode of the Change Through Pain podcast, I discuss taking the time to pause and look within, if you are not happy in one or more areas of your life. I challenge you to ask yourself 5 key questions that impact your success and happiness which will help you to gain your "Peace of Mind" and realign with your success story.
December 19, 2019
#21: You Must Let Go To Find Yourself
In this Change Through Pain episode, I highlight a powerful quote about letting go in order to find yourself and share a dozen powerful actions you can take to help you explore yourself and start down the path to achieving a fulfilled life.
December 16, 2019
#20: Take Ownership Of Your Life
In this Change Through Pain episode, I share the importance of taking ownership and provide helpful tips on how you can take ownership in all areas of your life.
December 10, 2019
#19: What Are You Waiting For? It's Time
In this Change Through Pain episode, I challenge you to stop making excuses and take action towards achieving your life's purpose and goals. This includes creating a vision board, setting goals, taking massive action and having a support system to encourage and hold you accountable.
December 4, 2019
#18: Being Grateful Is The Key To Thanksgiving
In this Change Through Pain episode, I share a personal story of pain in my life and how my family and I have used daily gratitude practice to gain perspective and keep pushing to live life to the fullest every day.
November 26, 2019
#17: Tips To Help You Achieve A Breakthrough
In this Change Through Pain episode, I share a major breakthrough in my life and tips on how you can achieve a breakthrough in your life to help you become the greatest version of yourself.
November 20, 2019
#16: Your Journey To Self Enlightenment
In this Change Through Pain episode, I encourage you to sit quietly and listen to the voice in your head which will lead to a path of self-discovery and enlightenment of you, those you care about and the world around you.
November 17, 2019
#15: The Secret To Living A Fulfilled Life
In this Change Through Pain episode, I discuss how sacrifice means something different to people from all walks of life and is measured based upon a person's perspective derived from their own life experiences and environment.
November 12, 2019
#14: Discipline Of Great Habits Equals Success
In this Change Through Pain episode, I discuss how discipline across all areas of your life will help you become the greatest version of yourself.
November 9, 2019
#13: Refocus Your Activity And Your Energy Will Follow
In this Change Through Pain episode, I discuss how taking control of your thoughts is not easy, but choosing how you respond to those thoughts can be mastered with practice. Dwelling on past hurts and failures only keeps your mind focused on the past and will allow suffering.
November 1, 2019
#12: Life Is Tough, But You Are Tougher
In this Change Through Pain episode, I discuss not letting the current chapter of your life define you and steps to take to become the greatest version of yourself.
November 1, 2019
#11: Are Men Allowed To Have Emotions?
In this Change Through Pain episode, I discuss men, their emotions and how society has influenced the way men behave.
October 16, 2019
#10: Exciting Things Are Happening!
In this Change Through Pain episode, I highlight the last 3 months and what is new and upcoming. This includes a special project announcement coming soon that will be a game-changer and spread the message even further to reach more people.
September 27, 2019
#9: Four Steps to Forgiveness
In this Change Through Pain episode, I share 4 steps in the forgiveness process and examples in all areas of your life.
August 21, 2019
#8: The Power of Meditation
In this Change Through Pain episode, I define meditation and the benefits as well as share some examples.
August 7, 2019
#7: Are You Mentally Healthy?
In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, we'll discuss the process to evaluate your mental health and steps to take in order to create the best version of you.
July 29, 2019
#6: Five Steps To Healing
In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, I discuss and provide 5 tools to help you through the healing process.
July 25, 2019
#5: STOP Making Assumptions
In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, I discuss why eliminating assumptions leads to opportunities for you to learn from others and helps you to be more empathetic, compassionate and have gratitude for others.
July 21, 2019
#4: Healing and How We Handle Triggers
In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, you will learn an exercise to turn triggers into a place of empathy and peace.
July 17, 2019
#3: Core Values - How to change negatives into positives.
In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, I'll walk you through an exercise to help you change negative thoughts into positive thoughts and actions.
July 6, 2019
#2: Reflecting on the 4th of July
In this Change Through Pain podcast episode, I reflect on loved ones not with us anymore and appreciating those still in our lives.
July 5, 2019
#1: What is Change Through Pain?
This Change Through Pain podcast episode is the launch of this podcast and is the story of how my life has been turned upside down through a divorce, a recent breakup, my sobriety and childhood hurts and traumas I never healed. This project has provided me the opportunity to take a hard look at changing who I am and becoming the best version of myself while offering inspiration, motivation, encouragement, tools and a plan to help you get your life back on track.
July 3, 2019