Skip to main content
Living Self Podcast

Living Self Podcast

By Living Self Podcast
Inspiring stories from genuine people.
Stories of overcoming loss, grief, depression, addiction, and more...
Along with some encouraging ways to balance self care and care for others.
Listen on
Where to listen
Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Spotify Logo

Spotify

Episode 74- Living Self "Sagacious"
What does it mean to be sagacious? Sagacious is defined as having or showing acute mental discernment and keen practical sense. Someone who is sagacious could be described as wise, insightful, inspirational, and as a seeker of knowledge. On this episode hosts, Zach and Freddymac, discuss living with sagaciousness.
01:37:04
December 6, 2021
Episode 73- Living Self Podcast: Live Q&A (November)
It's time for another Live Q&A with Zach and Freddymac. These episodes are always so much fun. You never know what topics and questions will come up.
01:34:14
November 22, 2021
Return to our Reasoning with Zach Motes- Episode 1
Return to our Reasoning is a new show from the Living Self Podcast platform. Host, Zach Motes, will be exploring the topics of religious deconstruction, overcoming religious trauma/abuse, and healthy ways to approach religion/spirituality. On this, the first episode of RTOR, Zach will be discussing some of his personal deconstruction journey, as well as addressing the fear that exists on both sides of the deconstructing line. If you've ever questioned your beliefs, if you've ever felt out of place in your spiritual community, if you've ever struggled with guilt and shame over doubting the things you've been taught... this show will be a safe space for you to learn share.
01:17:44
November 15, 2021
Episode 72- Living Self "Aware" with Eric Madden
On this episode we are joined by the host of Unchurched Podcast, Eric Madden. Eric is a former pastor who, after seeing the many problems in Christianity, decided he wanted to be a part of the solution. He believes in taking a critical look at the church, Christians, and scripture to find healthier ways to practice faith. Join us as we discuss religious deconstruction, faith, Cultural Christianity, and more.
01:28:03
November 8, 2021
Episode 71- Living Self "Studied" (Zach's birthday reflections)
Zach just turned 33, and with that, this episode centers around him sharing some perspective on the journey of life. He talks us through 10 life traps that we can often find ourselves stuck in, different ways to break out of them, and some helpful life lessons as well.
01:44:14
October 25, 2021
Episode 70- Living Self "Signified"
On this episode hosts, Zach and Fr3ddymac, will be sharing their perspectives on living self signified. Many times our life, our experiences, and our struggles are signs that it's time to grow, or change in an area. When we ignore these signs, it can keep us from living our life to the fullest. Join us as we discuss some of the ways that life can signify that need for growth or change.
01:40:11
October 18, 2021
Episode 69- Living Self Podcast: Live Q&A (October)
On this episode we answer viewer submitted questions on many different topics including: music, spirituality, growth and more.
01:34:40
October 11, 2021
Episode 68- Living Self "Awareless" with Mick Motherwell
On this episode Zach and Freddymac are joined by comedian, and podcaster, Mick Motherwell. Mick will have you laugh hard, and thinking deep about life. We discussed quite a few different topics in this show including: COVID, Misinformation Junkies, Identity, dad life, and more. Mick's concept of living "Self Awareless" is that, even as we because more self aware, we learn that we don't always know everything. Check out Mick Motherwell's shows and podcasts at www.mickmotherwell.com
01:25:52
September 27, 2021
Episode 67- Living Self "Calculated"
Hosts, Zach and Fr3ddymac, discuss some ways to calculate tough life decisions, weigh positives and negatives, and explore the things you may have to sacrifice, or the things you may gain in your choices. Whether you are facing a spiritual, relationship, career, or other life decision, may this episode help you to gain some perspective. YOU ARE WORTHY!
01:18:37
September 13, 2021
Episode 66- Living Self Podcast Live Q&A (September)
After a three week break, Zach and Freddymac return with another Live Q&A. This episode was a lot of fun. Topics include everything from Change, to thoughts on Abortion, to Surviving a zombie apocalypse, to chocolate covered bugs... Listen in!
01:26:53
September 6, 2021
Episode 65- Live Q & A (August)
This one was a blast! After answering a few listener submitted questions, Zach and Freddymac let the random question generator take over, and things may have gotten a little out of hand! Listen in to find out.
01:44:00
August 9, 2021
Episode 64- Living Self "Rediscovered" with LaCara Biddles
On this episode hosts, Zach and Freddymac, are joined by Lacara Biddles. Join us as LaCara shares some of her life story, including the soul shattering loss of her daughter, the journey of self rediscovery after such a painful loss, and some of the ways that she is using her life story to connect with, and help others. Connect with Lacara via facebook.com/lacara.biddles1/
01:32:13
August 2, 2021
Episode 63- Living Self "Principled"
On this episode we dive into the deeper waters of addressing human decency, and morality. Join us as we discuss some ways to focus on living a life of principle, on standing up for rightness, and on breaking away from some of the unhealthy patterns of society's past.
01:31:16
July 26, 2021
Episode 62- Living Self Podcast: Honoring Anthem
On this episode we take time to reflect on the life, and the death of Zach's son, Anthem. July 18th marks 10 years since Anthem passed away. Join us as we honor him by sharing memories, and discussing grief and the healing journey.
01:36:31
July 19, 2021
Living Self Podcast presents- Bringers Of Peace episode 2 with Special Guest: William Hung
For our second episode of our mini series, Bringers Of Peace, Zach had the opportunity to sit with William Hung, who you may remember as the "She Bang" Guy from American Idol in 2004. William shares some of his life story, and his passion and purpose for inspiring others, now, as a motivational speaker and author. Connect with William Hung via linktr.ee/WilliamHungAcademy 
25:27
July 17, 2021
Episode 61- Live Q & A (July)
It's time for the July edition of our live Q & A. We've received some really great questions already, and we look forward to the live viewer questions as well. Remember, these episodes are a place for us all to conversate in a safe, peaceful, and loving environment. No topics are off limit!
01:30:05
July 12, 2021
Episode 60- Living Self "Origins" with Kevin Hood
On this episode of the Living Self Podcast we are joined by speaker, and coach, Kevin Hood. Join us as we hear some of Kevin's inspirational life story, and have a great conversation on humanity, nature, healing, and more. Find Kevin at::: kevinhood.me/links
01:33:48
June 28, 2021
Episode 59- Living Self "Decided" with Kyle Spyrides
On this episode we are joined by Australia based author of the book, Decide Your Destiny, Kyle Spyrides. Join us as Kyle shares some of his life story, and we discuss things centered around growth, empowerment, and more. To find Kyle's book, social media, and other information you can visit his website: https://kylespyrides.com
01:29:47
June 14, 2021
Episode 58- Live Q&A with Zach and Freddymac (June)
On this episode hosts, Zach and Freddymac, answer listener submitted, and live viewer questions. Everything from spirituality, to singing in the shower comes up on this one!
01:27:59
June 7, 2021
Episode 57- Living Self "Mended" with Amy Davis
Amy Davis is a UK based artist, who creates repurposed art and fashion to raise awareness for environmental, and social, issues. On this episode we had a great conversation on creativity, individuality, purpose, throw-away society, mental health, and more. You can find more about Amy here: linktr.ee/alouartist
01:29:54
May 31, 2021
Episode 56- Live Q&A with Zach and Freddymac
On this episode hosts, Zach and Freddymac, answer live viewer, and listener submitted questions. Everything from spirituality, to dealing with differences, and more! Look for more of these live Q&A episodes to come. Also, if you would like to submit questions for future episodes, you can do so by emailing us at livingselfpodcast@gmail.com
01:28:35
May 24, 2021
Episode 55- Living Self "Forgiven"
Author of the book- Life is a Circus: Enjoy the Show, Angela Witczak joins us to share some of her life story. Abusive relationships, divorce, adoption, tragedy, health issues, dealing with the murder of a loved one... How, through all of this, was Angela able to find joy, empowerment, love, and purpose? Listen in as we discuss how the power of forgiveness, of self, and of others, became a vital part to her story. Find Angela on Instagram @author.angela.witczak Interested in purchasing a copy of Angela's book? Here is the link: https://www.amazon.com/Life-Circus-Enjoy-Angela-Witczak/dp/1647467314/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1P5EF5CGAEIHB&dchild=1&keywords=life+is+a+circus+enjoy+the+show+book+angela&qid=1621221890&sprefix=Life+is+a+Cir%2Caps%2C179&sr=8-1
01:32:34
May 17, 2021
Episode 54- Living Self "In Flow" with Allison Sutter
On this episode we are joined by author, teacher, and spiritual mentor- Allison Sutter, for a conversation on intuition, and learning to live in flow.
01:26:52
May 3, 2021
Episode 53- Living Self "Experienced"
An atheist, some Christians, a Wiccan, and an omnist all sit down to discuss spirituality! What follows is a beautiful conversation, and connection, that is a shining example of how we should handle our differences. Our life experiences are all different, so why wouldn't we expect our spiritual paths to be different? On this episode we hope to provide a health example of how our diverse spiritual views can coexist. Our panel members were: Melissa Macdonald, Kim Lengling, Brian Jones, Jimmy Clare, and Zeke Grusenmeyer.
01:33:50
April 26, 2021
Episode 52- Living Self "Healing" with Madison Eshelman
On this episode our special guest is a grief, depression, and anxiety coach with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and 12+ years experience working as a social worker & coach with all different people in all different walks of life.  Madison Eshelman has a passion for mental health and helping others make their goals a reality. After losing a loved one to suicide in November of 2019, she experienced grief in a way she never knew possible. It was in working with her own grief coach that she knew she was supposed to be helping others in the same way. Join us as we discuss the grieving process, and more. Connect with Madison at: madisonshea.com
01:26:29
April 19, 2021
Episode 51- Living Self "Diplomatic"
In this episode hosts, Zach and Freddy, discuss healthy, and unhealthy ways of dealing with differences. Whether we are talking social, political, spiritual, or any other types of differences- this episode is meant to inspire a diplomatic approach to handling them. In today's society, with a million different sources screaming that our differences cannot coexist, we are here to say that just isn't true. When peace, kindness, respect, and diplomacy are the foundations of our connections, we create a much healthier atmosphere for that coexistence to take place in.
01:35:24
April 12, 2021
Episode 50- Living Self Podcast 1 Year Anniversary Celebration
It's our 50th episode, and our 1 year anniversary celebration! We are so thankful for every guest, and every viewer, listener, and supporter that has made these first 50 episodes possible. This first year has been full of love, growth, inspiration, and connection. We'll have pop up appearances by former guests, a look back at some of our favorite episodes, and for the first time ever live viewers will be able to hop on screen with us!
01:24:52
March 29, 2021
Episode 49- Living Self "Trusting" with Shawna Brinley
Shawna has an amazing story, and a passion for helping people find hope, and strength to overcome toxic situations. We will be talking about relationships, self worth, trusting yourself, and more. Check out Shawna's Podcast, Changing The Perspective, at these links: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwBYPMPsuGalIPCtHRIScUg https://www.instagram.com/changing_the_perspective/?fbclid=IwAR1xykvaGZuxWXzBwFTV2fuSaAgSGRsQpeZVBJT7rf1vVkAysmb6RpN6Vro https://www.facebook.com/changingtheperspective
01:29:39
March 22, 2021
Episode 48- LIVE Q + A with Zach and Freddy
On this episode the hosts share their responses to several listener submitted, and random generated questions. Everything from favorite books, to what is spirituality... If you would like to submit a question for a future episode, you can do so at livingselfpodcast.com
01:35:25
March 15, 2021
Episode 47- Living Self "Curious" w/Dave Bahr
Dave Bahr is an author, speaker, and comedian focused on demystifying the public's perception of how to interact with people with disabilities. As founder of In-Sightful Living, Dave works as an accessibility consultant, aiding organizations to enhance their systems, environments, events, and cultures to be supportive of people with disabilities. Blind from birth, he teaches that having a disability is not a hindrance, but an asset. Connect with Dave at- in-sightfulliving.com
01:23:46
March 8, 2021
Episode 46- Living Self "Accepted" with Jennifer Chapman
Life coach, Jennifer Chapman, joins us to share her life story, of overcoming struggles, including suffering a stroke at only 34 years old. She will share some of the ways that she has been able to find healing, acceptance, and purpose through it all.
01:32:08
March 1, 2021
Episode 45- Living Self "Empowered" with Jimmy Clare
Jimmy Clare is an Autism advocate, motivational speaker, author, and founder of CrazyFitnessGuy. Join us to hear some of Jimmy's life story. We discussed topics like- dealing with bullying, healing from trauma, Autism, fitness, lifestyle, self-care, and self-help.
01:25:16
February 22, 2021
Episode 44- Living Self "Harmonized" with Jill Rifkind
Jill Rifkind is an acupuncturist and bodyworker helping people to heal from trauma. On this episode we discuss healing, sound therapy, human energy, the connection between our organs and our emotions, and more. Listen in for some great perspective on living in harmony with your self, and how it helps you to better live in harmony with others. Connect with Jill Rifkind at joypointclinic.com
01:24:20
February 15, 2021
Episode 43- Living Self "Vulnerable" with Mike Iamele
Brand Strategist and Life Purpose Expert, Mike Iamele, joins us to share some of his life story, and perspective on what it means to be vulnerable, as well as some ways to overcome toxic mindsets. Mike will have you captivated by the way he walks us both through a sensitivity mapping exercise.
01:31:53
February 8, 2021
Living Self Podcast presents: Bringers Of Peace with special guest Genesis Amaris Kemp
For the launch of our new mini series, Bringers Of Peace (where we spotlight people around the world who are working to bring peacefulness to their communities), we are joined by author, visionary, and self development advocate, Genesis Amaris Kemp. Hear her story of overcoming bullying, racism, and sexism in corporate America, as well as how she uses her story, her voice, and her work to be a Bringer Of Peace. https://linktr.ee/GenesisAmarisKemp
21:22
February 3, 2021
Episode 42- Living Self "Resilience" with Rachel "Raya" Horcher
Rachel is the owner and founder of Rayalife. She is a Holistic Resilience Coach, guiding individuals and organizations to cultivate resilience, clarity, and strength. Tune in as Rachel shares some of her life story, and perspective.
01:37:47
February 1, 2021
Episode 41- Living Self "Aware" with Teresa Lodato, CPCC
On this episode we discuss awareness, spirituality, intuition, balance and mindset with our special guest: Conscious Leadership & Relationship Coach, Teresa Lodato, CPCC. Find more information on, and connect with Teresa at her website: www.teresalodato.com/
01:36:03
January 25, 2021
Episode 40- Living Self "Authentically" pt. 2 with Karma Gyamtso
We are joined by Buddhist monk, Karma Gyamtso for a discussion on authentic living. Join us as Gyamtso shares some of his life story, and perspective on spirituality, and living authentically.
01:31:00
January 18, 2021
Episode 39- Living Self "Authentically" w/Frankie Stone
Special guest, Frankie Stone, shares perspective on living an authentic life. Join us as we talk life, music, sonic alchemy, and bridging the gap between spirituality and science.
01:34:50
January 11, 2021
Episode 38- Living Self "Realized"
Who are you? What is your purpose? How do you define purpose? Where do you fit in this world? What are your core values? All of these questions play a part in self realization. On this episode of the Living Self Podcast hosts, Zach and Freddymac, discuss their views on self realization.
01:30:48
January 4, 2021
Episode 37- Random Questions With Zach and Freddymac
For this mini-episode, Zach and Freddy take turns answering randomly generated questions. Listen in for a light-hearted, and comedic side of Living Self Podcast. Why? Because it feels good! LOL
42:53
December 29, 2020
Episode 36- Living Self "Enriched" w/Craig Tracy (from episode 6)
A genuine conversation on ways to enrich our lives. We talk relationships, habits, spirituality, and more. Craig Tracy, who was a guest on episode 6, joins us to share some perspective. 
01:44:26
December 21, 2020
Episode 35- Living Self "Loved" w/Brian Jones
Jacksonville local, husband, father of four, and pastor- Brian Jones shares some of his life story and perspectives on love, spirituality, self worth, growth, and being a father.
01:40:37
December 14, 2020
Episode 34- Living Self "Purified"
Zach and Freddymac discuss their perspectives on what it means to live with purified minds, hearts, spiritual lives, and connections.
01:31:50
December 7, 2020
Episode 33- Living Self "Preserved" w/Lance Estevez
Lance joins us to share some of his life story on struggling, feeling fatherless, and learning to live self preserved. We will be discussing the topics of history, morality, nature, and more.
01:40:58
November 30, 2020
Episode 32- Living Self "Mindset"
Freddy and Zach talk about life paths, healthy mindsets, and more.
01:41:22
November 23, 2020
Episode 31- Living Self "Refined"
On tonight's episode of the Living Self Podcast hosts, Zach and Freddy, discuss ways to refine different areas of our lives. Along with self improvement tips, we will talk about having a growth mindset. As always, we will be responding to comments and questions from our live viewers.
01:37:35
November 16, 2020
Episode 30- Living Self "Satisfaction" w/Romina Muhametaj
Romina- founder of Six 7 Radius, and host of RM Podcast FL is our special guest for this episode. We are celebrating our 30th episode, as well as discussing what it means to live with self-satisfaction. Romina will share some of her life story, and we will answer questions from our live viewers.
01:44:55
November 9, 2020
Episode 29- Living Self "Seed Of Peace" w/Dr. Tony George
Former SEC and NFL player (Florida Gators, New England Patriots, and Tennessee Titans), Owner of H.E.A.T. Pro Fitness, and founder and CEO of Trinity X Farmacy- Dr. Tony George joins us to share his powerful life story.
01:34:19
November 2, 2020
Episode 28- Living Self "Accepted" w/Whitney Walters
Whitney is a self published author, and the CEO of a "spiritual craft business". She is here to share her story which includes struggling with depression, and alcohol, as well as trying to figure out who she is, and how it all ties in to learning to live with self acceptance.
01:38:46
October 26, 2020
Episode 27- Living "With Self Grace" w/Brian Roth
Our friend- former Evangelical pastor, Brian Roth joins us for a very open and genuine discuss on personal journeys, God, crippling beliefs, religion, and what it means to walk in truth and love.
01:37:09
October 19, 2020
Episode 26- Living Self "Embodied" w/Pleiiiades
Artist, creator, writer, and all around inspirational vessel, Pleiiiades, joins us for this episode. We talk about embodying self, growth, and the connection between spirituality and science.
01:39:40
October 12, 2020
Episode 25- Living Self "Committed"
For this very special episode of the Living Self Podcast, we've got Mrs. Freddymac (Katherine Jimenez) chilling in the studio with us. We have a very open and honest discussion on commitment, to self and to relationships. We also talk about feelings of brokenness and fear, and giving yourself the space to process and heal in healthy ways.
01:38:14
October 5, 2020
Episode 24- Living Self "Mindful"
What is the focal point of your spirituality? What is the purpose behind the things you do and say? Are you living a wholehearted lifestyle? Listen in as Freddy and Zach discuss these questions.
01:47:53
September 21, 2020
Episode 23- Living Self "Aligned"
In this episode of the show Zach and Freddy do a live stream Q&A with listeners. From spirituality, to the afterlife... to tacos... this episode covers it all! Intro song: Views by artist Ikson
01:39:18
September 14, 2020
Episode 22- Living Self "Reckoning"
Zach and Freddy discuss the powerful and liberating ability of self Reckoning, and how it is critical to character development and spiritual growth.
01:29:47
September 7, 2020
Episode 21- Living Self "Dedicated"
Zach and Freddy spend this episode discussing healthy vs. unhealthy spiritual practices.
01:35:40
August 31, 2020
Episode 20- Living Self "Thriving" w/Farouk Samuel Smith
In this inspirational episode we discuss authenticity, and ways to thrive in life. Our guest Sammy shares some of his life with us, and we have a great conversation on being genuine.
01:34:10
August 24, 2020
Episode 19- Living Self "Accountable" w/Matt Spanopoulos
On this episode Matt Spanopoulos, of What's Good Jacksonville, returns to talking healing, accountability, and bring us all the laughs! Matt was originally on episode 4 of the show.
01:32:19
August 17, 2020
Episode 18- Living Self "Serene"
Freddy and Zach discuss topics of genuine compassion, love, and kindness, and finding inner peace.
01:31:39
August 10, 2020
Episode 17- Living Self "Antidote"
Listen in as hosts, Zach and Freddy, discuss the self poisoning that comes from holding on to anger, resentment, bitterness, and vengeance... As well as the power of finding the antidote of forgiveness, and how it is a vital part of our inner joy and peace.
01:29:29
August 3, 2020
Episode 16- "Reclaiming Our Sovereignty" w/Lindsey Tague
Local entrepreneur, and personal Brand strategist, Lindsey Tague joins us to talk about sovereignty, spiritual awakenings, and, purpose.
01:19:27
July 27, 2020
Episode 15- Living Self "Defined" w/Matt Davidson
Discussing toxic masculinity, life, and asking the question, "what defines you?"
01:33:51
July 20, 2020
Episode 14- Living Self "Understanding"
Zach and Freddy discuss spiritual paths, mental and emotional well-being, and grief and healing.
01:32:15
July 13, 2020
Episode 13- Living Self "Fulfilled" w/Tyler Cooley
On this episode we spend some time talking about spirituality, mental illness, and self fulfillment.
01:40:01
July 6, 2020
Episode 12- Living Self "Honestly" w/Skylark
Skylark brings some pro wrestling energy to the Living Self Podcast! Listen in as Skylark shares stories from his life, both in and out of the ring.
01:36:27
June 29, 2020
Episode 11- Living Self "Strong" w/Payton Vaughn
In this episode we sit with Payton Vaughn, the Shake N Bake of Sobriety, as he shares his powerful and genuine story of addiction, homelessness, and recovery. Payton runs Recovery Strong Community in Jacksonville Florida.
01:10:18
June 22, 2020
Episode 10- Living Self "Educated" w/Joe Allen
Joe Allen, host of the Fix Yourself Formula Podcast, joins us to talking about health, mental well-being, life, and more.
01:14:30
June 15, 2020
Episode 9- Living Self "Measured" w/ Freddy Jimenez, and Zach Hamner
A very inspirational and open discussion on Individuality, Humanity, Society, Racism, Love/Compassion, and more. My guests on this episode have been friends of mine for over 1/2 of my life. You may remember Freddy from episode 7- it was great to have him back on the show, and to add our buddy Hamner into the mix.
01:31:28
June 8, 2020
Episode 8- Living Self- "Bringers Of Peace"
In this episode I tackle the topics of race, anger, hate, and judgemental thinking. I bring up some difficult issues, and attempt to inspire the concepts of genuine compassion, peace, and unity.
58:35
May 30, 2020
Episode 7- Living Self "Worthy" w/Freddy Jimenez
Freddy and I have been friends for about 16 years. On this episode we had a great conversation on faith, spirituality, loss of a loved one, grief, depression, healing, and love.
01:11:36
May 19, 2020
Episode 6- Living Self "Healing" w/Craig Tracy
My guest, Craig, and I take some time to discuss life, depression, relationships, change, meditation, and more. Craig is a music artist, and producer living in North Carolina.
01:18:28
May 8, 2020
Episode 5- Living Self "Connected"
In this episode I discuss my outlook on spirituality. I also answer a few questions on beliefs, and world views.
01:06:52
April 28, 2020
Episode 4- Living Self "Conscious" w/Matthew Spanopoulos
My friend, of many years, Matt Spanopoulos joins me to talk about Goals, Change, Focus, A.I., Beliefs, and more
01:18:51
April 23, 2020
Episode 3- Living Self "Unadulterated" w/Nathan Rafferty
In this episode we dive into the topic of unhealthy religious experiences, and the journey of healing.
01:07:26
April 17, 2020
Episode 2- Living Self "Secured" w/Josh Mckie
On this episode of Living Self my long time friend Josh Mckie, and I discuss spirituality, changes, friendship, fatherhood, and growth.
01:12:36
April 11, 2020
Living Self- From Healing to Being a Healer.
In this first episode of Living Self Podcast I share my own story... The journey that would eventually lead to the concept of this show. For this first episode I did not bring a guest on to the show because I felt it would be best to sort of set the foundation of Living Self, and to share why I am so personally invested in this message. You can connect with me on Instagram at massage_cupping_jax or email me at zmoteslmt@gmail.com
49:49
April 1, 2020