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The Knowing Place

The Knowing Place

By Chuck Smith
Over the course of the last four decades, I've learned that perspective is an integral part of our mental, psychological, emotional, and spiritual health. We're advised to seek wise counsel and perspectives from others is the best way to get this counsel. The Knowing Place platform allows for open discussion, transparency, and quality conversations that only seek to empower, liberate, and encourage.

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Minisode 16.1: 2022 to Infinity!
In this new year let's endeavor to love more, edify more, refuse the negative energy, and focus on the positive. #dramafree #peace #Love #mentalhealthmatters #emotionalhealthmatters #TheKnowingPlacePodcast
January 13, 2022
Episode 16: Chinua Hawk - Vocal Instrument
Some people are talented, some are gifted.  Mr. Chinua Hawk has a gift of song that will uplift your soul when you experience it!  He's an internationally known singer/songwriter and he has recorded with some of the best-known artists in the world.  Join me as he stops into the show to chat about his career and future endeavors.  Intro snippet Sunflower by Chinua Hawk 
January 09, 2022
Hey y'all, just a plug for my website I have a blog there, links to all my episodes, links to my social media, store, a guest profile page and lots of other stuff.  So, when you can, please check it out, leave me a message, register for my mailing list, and give me some feedback!  Thanks!!
December 16, 2021
Episode 15: COVID Tried to Kill Me!
Prepare yourself to be encouraged as you hear my interview with Mr. Corey Stewart, a father, a professional, and a survivor of a severe case of COVID-19.   Listen as he gives a firsthand account of what it is like to be face to face with a killer and live! Social: LinkedIn:
December 08, 2021
Episode 14: When Relationships Die: Taking Ownership and Growing
We are relationship-based beings and navigating relationships can be challenging.  In this episode, I chat with author Kelly Smith as we talk about her new book Love Letters from an Ex-Wife in which she candidly shares her self-reflecting assessment of the role that she played in the failure of many relationships, including her marriage.  Kelly also explores the life experiences that directly impact the shaping of our personality, sometimes to our detriment.  Join me and be enlightened and refreshed in ways that only transparency can achieve. #mentalhealth #psychology #relationships Find Kelly's book here: Kelly's Social:
December 02, 2021
Minisode 13.3: Processing
We don't function the same while we are processing situations, circumstances, grief.  Please know that the funk, disconnect, and depression that can occur during this processing are all part of the process.
November 12, 2021
Minisode 13.2: The Struggle: When Love Fights You!
True progress comes with struggle and when love is true, it will fight you to help you.
November 12, 2021
Minisode 13.1: Just Pray?
For far too long prayer has been used as a cheap out, almost as a way to not take any action, but to offer some form of good tidings to those in need.  Prayer should be a call to action, not an easy way out of taking action.
November 02, 2021
Episode 13: The Heart of the Matter
Nick May was born with a  severely defective heart, but now 30 years later he's still here with us, and tonight he's going to inspire and encourage us with his miraculous story of perseverance and triumph. You can reach out to Nick on social media: Below you can find links to Nick's books as well as some links to news stories about his journey. Nick's New Heart Nick's New Heart: 30 Years and Counting
March 25, 2021
Episode 12: Riots and Protests: Perspectives on justice and race and the factors that influence them.(A conservation)
Why do people riot or protest?  Is it simply rebellion, hate, evil,  or are there other substantial, valid, and concrete driving factors.?  Join me as my colleague Mr. Zach Shaffer and I dive into this topic from a few angles. #justice #riots #protests #capitolsiege #MLK #perspectives #thinktank Featured Music:  Artist: Robert Glasper Featured artists: Meshell Ndegeocello, H.E.R. Album: Better Than I Imagined Released: 2020
January 20, 2021
Episode 11: Just Trying To Get By(Poetry Moment)
This time of year can be challenging for many,  especially for those who are missing a loved one.  In sharing a couple of cathartic poems, I hope that we all can find some solace, joy, and sustained happiness that will keep us until we are all reunited.  #peace #love 
December 15, 2020
Minisode 10.2: Thankful Thursday
Just saying hello and giving a little thanks. #peace #love #perspective
December 11, 2020
Minisode 10.1: Back When(A Poetry Moment)
Do you ever reflect on times past? When life seemed much simpler? Back before you were in a hurry to grow up? This poem speaks to those times. #poetry #perspective #peace #love
November 27, 2020
Episode 10: L.A. Law, So Much More Than An Attorney
Join me for another exciting episode featuring attorney, Intellectual, writer Mrs. Anne Haley-Brown as she shares her gifts, insights, and perspectives on life, the arts, and the law.  She also gives an intimate take on her family legacy from her father George Haley and uncle, author Alex Haley of Roots fame.   I do not own the rights to the music listed below. Music: Song: We'll Be Together Artist: Sting Album: Nothing Like the Sun (c) 1987 Links: Alex Haley   George Haley
November 14, 2020
Minisode 9.2: Grandma, Is That You?
The mind is powerful beyond our understanding. Could some experiences of hauntings actually be memories that our super computer minds can bring back so vividly that we experience them physically? #paranormal #ghosts #abeautifulmind #guardyourthoughts #peace #love
November 03, 2020
Minisode 9.1: 24 K Magic: Make Your Thoughts Golden
The power of your thoughts should never be underestimated. Train yourself to control your thoughts and your life will improve! #mentalhealth #cleanthinking #thoughtsmatter #thinkaboutit #thinkpositive
November 01, 2020
Episode 9: Fruits And Greens And Herbs And Things Featuring Herbalist Moni Amandla
Fruits and veggies have always been the staples of a healthy diet and although it has been much-maligned, CBD is one of nature's best kept secrets and is re-emerging as the champion that it truly is.  Join us for a powerful look into health and wellness as renown entrepreneur, herbalist and CBD professional, Moni Amandla joins the show to educate on the nature and the power of plants and plant chemicals and the roles that they play in our health. #MoniAmandla #CBD #health #wellness Find Moni Amandla: Facebook:  Moni Amandla's Total Life Wellness Moni's Online Store:
October 30, 2020
Minisode 8.1: Now, How Much Will This Cost?
Is the risk worth the reward? Maybe, maybe not, but we have to consider if the consequences of a risk are worth the potential rewards, especially with life decisions whether socially, professionally or romantically, #perspective #askhardquestions #think #riskmanagement
October 25, 2020
MicroMinisode: Tough Guy Talk Lesson #1
Translating tough guy talk.  #macho #faketough #issues 
October 17, 2020
Episode 8: There Is Hope: Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic violence and its impact is one of the many growing problems we face in our society.  A key way to help combat this problem is through advocacy, education, and ensuring that adequate resources exist to facilitate safe, effective intervention, protection, and prosecution of such violent crimes.  All too often victims go unheard, but with efforts such as this, we can continue to be a voice for the voiceless and hopefully and lighthouse in otherwise dark waters.  #domesticviolence Get help now!   This website is a great place to get connected with various resources immediately
October 16, 2020
Minisode 7.1: Episode 8 Preview(Domestic Violence Awareness Month )
Violence is an ever-present plague in America and around the world and domestic violence is part of this disease.  We must advocate for victims and survivors and bring light to this problem in order to one day bring an end to the sickness.   Be sure to join me for episode 8 coming soon where we will tackle this issue. #domesticviolence #enoughisenough #protect #advocate #peace #love 
October 09, 2020
Episode 7: Intellectual Arrogance
People can sometimes allow intellect to make them arrogant and dismissive. #smartypants #intelligence #logic #humility #arrogance Cash App:  $theknowingplace Paypal: Store:
October 06, 2020
Minisode 6.2: 24 And No More
What if this was your last 24 hours? #bebusy #love
October 03, 2020
Minisode 6.1: Let's Be Proactive And Not Reactive With Our Health
An integral part of living a long, healthy life is getting regular checkups.  Let's stop waiting until something's not right to seek medical attention.  #health #colonhealth #colonoscopy #selfcare
September 29, 2020
Episode 6: We'll Be Buddies One Day
There are some dynamics of the parent/child relationship that must be understood that may help ensure a healthy outcome for everyone.  The goal of the parent should be to help create a productive, healthy adult; the role of the child is to be a child and not waste away their youth in an attempt to rush into adulthood.  Le't's touch on each perspective for a bit.  #parenting #kids #family Support:  or  or
September 26, 2020
Minisode 5.2: Protect Your Peace!
Never compromise your peace.
September 19, 2020
Minisode 5.1: #DestinyStrong
Sending my support and love to the Riekeberg family in the passing of their beautiful flower.  (PIH)  Play in Heaven Destiny.
September 18, 2020
Episode 5: It's Not A Diet, It's A Lifestyle
In this episode let's explore the why's of nutrition.  Join me as I discuss my journey and why I wanted to make major changes to my lifestyle before I ate myself into disease and disability.   Links: Support: Resources:
September 18, 2020
Minisode 4.1: Midweek chat
Just a little midweek chat. Support: Store: Reach out: Twitter: @knowingplace Instagram:  @theknowingplace Facebook:  The Knowing Place or The Knowing Place Podcast
September 16, 2020
Episode 4: So You Say You're In Love?
Whether a young adult who's dating or someone seriously thinking about marriage there are certain things that can and should be considered.  For couples who are married, you may be seeing things that you just don't like about your spouse, things you were maybe less aware of during the dating/honeymoon phase of things.  This episode will touch on all these things and give you great perspectives on how not to let your love be overshadowed or even destroyed by things that are perceived as deal-breakers.    Thanks so much for your support!!!  or 
September 12, 2020
Episode 3: Wait, I'm black? A Perspective On The Psychology of Racism
Why do we think the way we do about people who we see as different?  How can we chip away at the stumbling block of race, bigotry and prejudice and work towards bettering ourselves, our communities, our nation, the world?    Podcorn:
September 06, 2020
Minisode 2.6: Just Gimme The Night
Just a few thoughts
September 05, 2020
Minisode 2.5: Peace and Love
Just felt compelled to remind you.
September 02, 2020
Episode 2: Into The Blue(Dreams That Heal)
This episode is the deeper continuation of Episode 1:  More Than A Flower and gives insight in to how grief can sometimes be lifted in an instant.  Sometimes it's a dream, a kind gesture, or a divine appointment, but just know that there is relief and you will find it, just persevere.   Your donations are greatly appreciated and you can also support with some The Knowing Place apparel which can be found at: Peace and blessings!
August 29, 2020
Episode 1: More Than A Flower
Triumph, tragedy, and the perspective needed to overcome.
August 23, 2020
Nothing liberates the spirit like honest, transparent, discussion.  It helps us move past the issues of life and allows us to blossom just as we're supposed to. GZZjankDLUOBfJdmhGPZ
August 21, 2020