Fun Therapy

By Mike Foster

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Fun Therapy with Mike Foster dives into the beautifully messy parts of our not-so-perfect lives. Each episode features a candid "therapy" session with a key leader, influencer or artist. With the kindness of Mr. Rogers and the intensity of a Navy SEAL, Mike's unique style reveals the truth and beauty residing in all of us. With a lush musical score by Sleeping At Last, consider this your guide to turn your setbacks into super powers. Learn more at: MikeFoster.tv

Episode Date
Summer Wright: When We Can't Forgive Ourselves
00:33:24

In this episode, Mike sits down with Summer to talk about her inability to forgive herself for an extramarital affair. They discuss how the voice of shame keeps her small and protected even though it is crushing her spirit. This episode is for anyone who struggles with forgiving themselves or find themselves sabotaging their own comeback.

 

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Nov 13, 2019
Kayla Stoecklein: Finding Strength In Unbearable Grief
00:47:25

In this episode of Fun Therapy, Mike sits down with Kayla Stoecklein to process the loss of her husband to suicide. In this riveting and courageous conversation, Kayla opens up about what life really looks like in the midst of unbearable grief.

 

Strongest Workshop

God's Got This Website

Free "Brain Detox" Download

 

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Nov 06, 2019
Guided Meditation: Discover Your Hidden Needs
00:13:43

In this episode, Mike leads you on a guided meditation to become aware of any unmet needs in your life right now. 

www.MikeFoster.tv

Brain Detox: Free Download

 

Oct 30, 2019
Season 4: Trailer
00:11:52
Mike shares about what to expect in this next season of the Fun Therapy podcast. He talks about upcoming guests and the helpful topics that will be covered in Season 4. The new seasons launches November 6th.
Oct 23, 2019
Guided Meditation: Letting Go
00:13:45

In this special edition of Fun Therapy, Mike shares a guided meditation to help you identify heavy things that you have carried too long. If you're feeling weary and burned out by life, these few minutes will help you release relationships, failures and hurt you were never meant to carry.

Music by Sleeping At Last

EPISODE LINKS:
Strongest Workshop Website
Music by Sleeping At Last
Mike Foster Website

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Jun 26, 2019
Guided Meditation: Self-Acceptance
00:13:01

In this special episode of Fun Therapy, Mike has created a guided meditation to help you relax and center your life in self acceptance. Many will find this type of reflection helpful to identify the things below the surface that need love and compassion. This episode is a perfect tool to help you release stress, anxiety and tension from your day.

EPISODE LINKS:
Strongest Workshop Registration
Music by Sleeping At Last

Mike's Website

Jun 19, 2019
Lauren Scruggs Kennedy
00:33:53

In December of 2011, Lauren Scruggs Kennedy (Fashion journalist and wellness advocate) was involved in a tragic accident in which she walked into an airplane's spinning propeller, losing her left eye and severing her left hand. In this episode she joins Mike to discuss the difficulties of building friendships, how to communicate needs and the importance of feeling safe in our stories.

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EPISODE LINKS

Lauren's Website

The Clean Sweep

Lauren's Instagram

MikeFoster.tv

Rescue Academy Workshop

May 01, 2019
How To Turn Your Thoughts And Feelings Into Allies
00:40:35

Alison Cook is the co-author of "Boundaries For Your Soul: How to Turn Your Overwhelming Thoughts and Feelings into Your Greatest Allies." Mike was so inspired by her book that he invited her to share about some of the key findings from her research. They discuss the importance of all emotions, depression and how to make friends with the vulnerable parts of your soul.

EPISODE LINKS

Boundaries For Your Soul Book

Alison Cook Website

Strongest Workshop

Rescue Academy Training

Apr 24, 2019
Unlikely Ways To Maximize Your Calling
00:32:16

In this episode, Mike shares the keys to maximizing your purpose, passions and life's calling. Too often we chase the big picture instead of enjoying the sacred moments of the windy road to getting there. He shares two fundamental ideas to experience the life you want and why to never diminish, deny or downplay your passions for the sake of others approval.

**EPISODE LINKS: **

Strongest Workshop: May 16-17, 2019

Mike Foster On Instagram

Sleeping At Last Music

Apr 10, 2019
Mack And Meredith Brock
00:47:15

Our first ever "couples" Fun Therapy features worship leader Mack Brock and his wife Meredith. They share about their current struggles and the importance of healing their own family of origin brokenness. Mike also invites them into a powerful exercise where they affirm each other's value and importance. As a special bonus, Mack plays an exclusive unplugged performance from his album "Greater Things."

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**EPISODE LINKS: **

Mack's Website
Proverbs 31 Website
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Strongest Event: May 16-17, 2019
Mike Foster Instagram

Apr 03, 2019
Malcom McLoughlin
00:39:26

Most people have distorted and incorrect beliefs about addiction. Many are confused about how to best help those who are struggling. We have been taught faulty ideas that actually add injury to the addict. In this episode of Fun Therapy, author and ultra-runner Malcolm McLoughlin pulls back the curtain on his gut-wrenching battle and how the hooks of alcohol brought him to the edge of suicide. This raw and powerful conversation will change what you think about addiction and give you the keys to helping yourself and others find sobriety.

EPISODE LINKS:

Malcolm On Instagram

Buy Malcolm's Book "The Second Lap"

Strongest Workshop

Mike's Website

Mike's Instagram

Mar 27, 2019
How To Take Ownership Of Your Story
00:31:25

Too often we feel defeated by our past. We feel defined by our history. In this episode of Fun Therapy, Mike shares how to take ownership of your story and the four common responses we have to life. He unpacks the critical questions we should be asking about our past and how we can avoid being defined by our worst moments.

EPISODE LINKS:

Strongest Workshop: May 16-17, 2019

Mike's Website

Mar 14, 2019
Melissa Radke
00:48:41

Have you ever struggled with your weight? Have you felt judged by others? Do you find yourself at war with your body and unhappy with the way you look? In this powerful episode, author and reality TV star Melissa Radke boldly opens up about her struggle with her weight and body image. Mike and Melissa unpack the pain of people’s unkind words and how how to respond to the fear of putting yourself out there.

Mike also shares about his new Fun Therapy 2-day event called “Strongest.”

EPISODE LINKS:

“Eat Cake. Be Brave.” Book

Melissa’s Website

Strongest Event: May 16-17, 2019

Mike’s Website

Mar 06, 2019
Jeremy Cowart
00:41:50

Jeremy Cowart is a world renown photographer and artist. He is the creator of Help Portrait and is currently in the midst of building one of his biggest dreams yet, The Purpose Hotel. In this episode Mike and Jeremy talk about the challenges of adoption, facing his own health challenges and living in the "not yet" of a dream.

EPISODE LINKS:

Jeremy Cowart Website

Jeremy's New Book "I'm Possible"

Feb 20, 2019
Five Ways To Fall Asleep Naturally
00:45:54

An estimated 50-70 million US adults have issues with insomnia and wakefulness. On this episode of Fun Therapy Mike shares 5 ways to fall asleep naturally and how to improve your quality of rest. From establishing an electronic sunset to never using a King size pillow, Mike unpacks fascinating and myth-busting research to a good night of sleep.

Tired of waking up tired? Having trouble staying asleep? Feeling groggy at work? With music by Sleeping At Last and featuring the song "Lullaby," this episode is perfect for anyone who struggles to make friends with their pillow.

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EPISODE LINKS:

Mike Foster Instagram

Strongest: A 2-Day Event

Sleeping At Last

ABOUT MIKE FOSTER

Mike Foster is an author, speaker and executive counselor helping people turn setbacks into super powers. His work has been featured on FOX, ABC and in the New York Times. He lives in San Diego, CA with his wife. You can learn more at www.MikeFoster.tv

Feb 13, 2019
Blake Mycoskie
00:39:11

Blake Mycoskie is an entrepreneur, philanthropist and the founder of TOMS Shoes. In this episode, Blake shares about his passion for helping to end gun violence in America. He shares about the importance of listening to your heart as a leader and boldly taking on issues that matter to you. Mike also asks him about the raw emotion he showed on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and what triggered that powerful moment. Frances Moore Lappe once said, "Every choice we make can be a celebration of the world we want." Blake's passion and choices are a celebration of the world he wants to live in. This inspiring episode is for anyone who wants launch their own dream and live out their passions each day.

EPISODE LINKS

End Gun Violence Campaign

Toms Shoes

Mike's Website

Mike Foster Instagram

ABOUT MIKE FOSTER

Mike Foster is an author, speaker and executive counselor helping people turn setbacks into super powers. His work has been featured on FOX, ABC and in the New York Times. He lives in San Diego, CA with his wife. You can learn more at www.MikeFoster.tv

Feb 06, 2019
Kait Warman
00:45:08

Kait Warman is a well-known dating expert, speaker, relationship coach, and host of the popular Heart of Dating Podcast. In this episode, Mike and Kait talk about the challenges of dating and how to recover from past disappointments. She shares about the feelings of not being enough and the pressure to perform in order to be chosen by a man. She also shares candidly about a past abusive relationship that she was caught in and how she finally escaped. This is a powerful and intense conversation that won’t soon be forgotten.

Links:

Heart of Dating Podcast

Kait On Instagram

Mike's Website

Mike Foster Instagram

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800.799.SAFE

Crisis Text Line: Text the word CONNECT to 741741. (US Only)

ABOUT MIKE FOSTER

Mike Foster is an author, speaker and executive counselor helping people turn setbacks into super powers. His work has been featured on FOX, ABC and in the New York Times. He lives in San Diego, CA with his wife. You can learn more at www.MikeFoster.tv

Jan 30, 2019
Scott Harrison
00:47:33

Scott Harrison is the founder of Charity: Water and the author of NY Times Best-seller, "Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World." Scott sits down with Mike to talk about the death of his mother this year and how to find optimism in the midst of suffering. He shares about how he uniquely processed his grief and the pressures of balancing family and the mission to bring clean water to over 1 billion people.

Show Links:

Charity: Water

Scott's New Book: "Thirst"

(All proceeds from Scott's book goes to support clean water projects)

ABOUT MIKE FOSTER

Mike Foster is an author, speaker and executive counselor helping people turn setbacks into super powers. His work has been featured on FOX, ABC and in the New York Times. He lives in San Diego, CA with his wife. You can learn more at www.MikeFoster.tv

Jan 23, 2019
Carlos Whittaker
00:53:21

On the Season Premiere of Fun Therapy, Mike and author Carlos Whittaker explore a limiting belief that keeps him from fully pursuing his calling. He talks about how a lie was planted inside of him many years ago still controls how he sees himself today. This episode is for anyone who is looking to break their own limiting belief and wanting to stop tolerating the lie of not-enoughness.

About Carlos Whittaker:
Carlos Whittaker is a People’s Choice Award winner, a former recording artist signed to a major label, a social media maven, and currently spends the majority of his time writing books and speaking on stages around the world. His latest book "Kill The Spider" focuses on how to tackle the roots of our issues.

www.CarlosWhittaker.com

For more information on Mike Foster and the Fun Therapy podcast:

www.MikeFoster.tv

Jan 16, 2019
When Twinkle Lights Reveal Our Sadness
00:52:33

In this special Christmas episode, Mike shares how to manage the emotional and family dynamics of the holidays. He talks about why this is both a joyful and melancholy season and gives practical tips for emotional health. Mike is also joined by Sleeping At Last as they talk about holiday traditions and his new Christmas song, "When We're Together."

Sleeping at Last Christmas Album on Noise Trade.

Rescue Academy Workshop

ABOUT MIKE FOSTER

Mike Foster is an author, speaker and executive counselor helping people turn setbacks into super powers. His work has been featured on FOX, ABC and in the New York Times. He lives in San Diego, CA with his wife. You can learn more at www.MikeFoster.tv

Dec 12, 2018
Season 3 Trailer
00:22:46

Hey Friends. This is Fun Therapy. I’m Mike Foster and together on this podcast we dive into the messy, not-so-perfect parts of our stories, and we do it with a smile. This is a place of love, and warm hugs, and the beautiful possibilities that awaits each and every one of us. We talk about the hard things, the mysteries of life and loss, we share about the stuff from our stories that may not have an answer just yet. but most importantly around here, we discover that we are not alone, we don’t have to be afraid and that no matter what we might be fighting through right now there’s is something quite wonderful awaiting us. It is the a the gift of knowing how strong we are, how capable we are, and that the story that we are living….is a good, good story. My name is Mike Foster and this is Fun Therapy.

ABOUT MIKE FOSTER

Mike Foster is an author, speaker and executive counselor helping people turn setbacks into super powers. His work has been featured on FOX, ABC and in the New York Times. He lives in San Diego, CA with his wife. You can learn more at www.MikeFoster.tv

Nov 20, 2018
Everyone Belongs in Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood
00:29:15

In the Season 2 finale of Fun Therapy, Mike dives into the teachings of Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood) and why love must be the foundation for our lives. He also shares the four ways we deal with pain and a destructive belief that almost everyone carries inside of them.

ABOUT MIKE FOSTER

Mike Foster is an author, speaker and executive counselor helping people turn setbacks into super powers. His work has been featured on FOX, ABC and in the New York Times. He lives in San Diego, CA with his wife. You can learn more at www.MikeFoster.tv

Jul 06, 2018
Jon Acuff
00:52:25

In this session of Fun Therapy, New York Times best-selling author Jon Acuff joins Mike to discuss his current challenge of giving himself permission to try new things. Jon is the author of six books including his most recent Wall Street Journal No. 1 best-seller, Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done. In this episode, they talk about how to build the courage to be misunderstood and how taking the risk of being “average” is part of the journey toward finding our true joy.

ABOUT MIKE FOSTER

Mike Foster is an author, speaker and executive counselor helping people turn setbacks into super powers. His work has been featured on FOX, ABC and in the New York Times. He lives in San Diego, CA with his wife. You can learn more at www.MikeFoster.tv

Jun 28, 2018
21. Jedidiah Jenkins
00:46:24

Jedidiah Jenkins is a professional adventurer and the author of To Shake the Sleeping Self: A 14,000 Mile Bike Trip & One Man’s Quest to Live a Life With No Regrets. He is a storyteller who encourages people to choose their life well and writes about everything from the cartels of Mexico to the megachurches of the U.S. to the Amazon rainforest in Bolivia. In this episode, he sits down with Mike to discuss writing, how to match cruelty with kindness and coming to terms with his sexuality.

Jun 21, 2018
20. Body Beautiful and Being a Five
00:50:57

This week, Mike shares the important role the physical body plays in our identity and how it is often overlooked during our healing process. While addressing his own trauma of being locked in his body from early childhood, he shares a fascinating and unbelievable experience. Mike is joined by Ryan O’Neal from Sleeping at Last to discuss the new song “Five” from his Enneagram series.

Sleeping At Last

ABOUT MIKE FOSTER

Mike Foster is an author, speaker and executive counselor helping people turn setbacks into super powers. His work has been featured on FOX, ABC and in the New York Times. He lives in San Diego, CA with his wife. You can learn more at www.MikeFoster.tv

Jun 14, 2018
19. Heather Avis
00:42:52

Heather Avis is the author of The Lucky Few and an advocate for families and children with Down syndrome. In this episode she and Mike process the heavy costs that come along with a sacred calling and how she is feeling exhausted and overwhelmed in the battle.

ABOUT MIKE FOSTER

Mike Foster is an author, speaker and executive counselor helping people turn setbacks into super powers. His work has been featured on FOX, ABC and in the New York Times. He lives in San Diego, CA with his wife. You can learn more at www.MikeFoster.tv

Jun 07, 2018
18. Toby Slough
00:47:40

Approximately 40 million Americans struggle with an anxiety disorder and about 2 percent of these individuals are prone to panic attacks. A panic attack is a sudden episode of intense fear that triggers severe physical reactions where you feel completely out of control and often feel like you’re dying.

Toby Slough is a megachurch pastor who struggles with serious panic attacks and anxiety. In this episode of Fun Therapy, Toby and Mike process the impact his anxiety disorder has had on his life, family and ministry.

May 31, 2018
17. Margaret Feinberg
00:41:54

In this week’s episode of Fun Therapy, Mike is joined by acclaimed writer, speaker and Bible teacher Margaret Feinberg. The two talk about how to deal with major changes in life, what going through the grief process is like and how to deal with daily pain.

ABOUT MIKE FOSTER

Mike Foster is an author, speaker and executive counselor helping people turn setbacks into super powers. His work has been featured on FOX, ABC and in the New York Times. He lives in San Diego, CA with his wife. You can learn more at www.MikeFoster.tv

May 24, 2018
16. Karrie Garcia
00:35:50

Karrie Garcia from the Freedom Movement sits down with Mike to process the voice inside that tells her to live small and not to dream too big. She works through the implications that her mother’s suicide has had on her life and the struggle of feeling unwanted.

ABOUT MIKE FOSTER

Mike Foster is an author, speaker and executive counselor helping people turn setbacks into super powers. His work has been featured on FOX, ABC and in the New York Times. He lives in San Diego, CA with his wife. You can learn more at www.MikeFoster.tv

May 17, 2018
15. Jamie Tworkowski
00:37:15

Jamie Tworkowski is the founder of To Write Love On Her Arms. In this episode, he processes with Mike the struggle to discover his new voice, the pain of heartbreak and the desire to find true love.

May 10, 2018
14. Eryn Eddy
00:38:09

Eryn Eddy, the founder of So Worth Loving, shares about the devastating impact of her recent divorce. In this episode, she processes with Mike the shame she felt and what she needed most from her friends.

 

 

May 03, 2018
13. Rebekah Lyons
00:31:01

In the Season 2 premiere of Fun Therapy, author Rebekah Lyons joins Mike to discuss what it’s like to be torn between her calling and her family.  

 

 

Apr 26, 2018
12. Season 2 Trailer
00:05:46

Season two of Fun Therapy with Mike Foster is coming April 23! Each episode dives into the horribly messy parts of our stories (with a smile). Each episode features a candid “therapy” session with a key leader, influencer or artist.

No talking points. No shameless self-promotion. Only beautiful imperfection on display as we discover tactics to turn our setbacks into superpowers.

Mar 29, 2018
11. Finding Hope And Breadsticks
00:37:50

In this episode, Mike shares some final thoughts on the themes, ideas and stories shared throughout season one. He discusses the keys to creating connection and tips to get people to open up. He also places a call to Ryan O’Neal from Sleeping At Last to ask a big favor.

ABOUT MIKE FOSTER

Mike Foster is an author, speaker and executive counselor helping people turn setbacks into super powers. His work has been featured on FOX, ABC and in the New York Times. He lives in San Diego, CA with his wife. You can learn more at www.MikeFoster.tv

Dec 06, 2017
10. Lauren Feindel
00:54:25

In February, Lauren was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. She was just 31 and had three young kids.

Her form of cancer was incredibly aggressive and took her on a journey of pain, questions and discovering what truly mattered in life.

In this session, Lauren and Mike talk about how cancer changed her and how she had to fight for joy in the midst of deep physical and emotional suffering.

Nov 29, 2017
Annie F. Downs
00:55:50

Annie F. Downs is a best-selling author and nationally known speaker based in Nashville, Tennessee. In this session of Fun Therapy, Mike talks to her about the struggles of being single, feelings of rejection and what it means to truly belong.

Annie's Website

Mike's Website

Mike's Instagram

ABOUT MIKE FOSTER

Mike Foster is an author, speaker and executive counselor helping people turn setbacks into super powers. His work has been featured on FOX, ABC and in the New York Times. He lives in San Diego, CA with his wife. You can learn more at www.MikeFoster.tv

Nov 22, 2017
8. Miles Adcox
00:47:04

Miles Adcox is the CEO of Onsite, a worldwide leader in helping people live emotionally healthy lives. In this episode, Mike and Miles discuss the power of experiential therapy, the misconceptions of trauma and why giving advice is rarely helpful.

Nov 15, 2017
7. Jay and Katherine Wolf
00:49:42

In 2008, Katherine suffered a massive brain stem stroke.

She was 26 at the time and now, almost 10 years later, the aftershocks of that moment still remain. Katherine’s face is permanently paralyzed, she needs a wheelchair to get around and her speech and hearing are impacted. It’s been an excruciating yet beautiful road that has led the Wolf family to find a new normal in almost every aspect of their life.

In this episode, we talk about their marriage, family and the things they have learned when life gives you something … unexpected.

Nov 08, 2017
6. Bianca Olthoff
00:43:47

In this emotional new episode of Fun Therapy, Mike Foster talks with writer Bianca Juarez Olthoff. Bianca talks about her struggles with weight, body image and her upbringing.

Nov 01, 2017
5. Caitlin Crosby
00:42:42

Caitlin Crosby is a successful singer-songwriter who has changed thousands of lives as the founder of “The Giving Keys,” which provides opportunities for individuals transitioning out of homelessness. But for years, she has been fighting a secret battle with body image and the shame it’s brought her. For the first time publicly, Caitlin discusses her personal struggle and how she is working through it.

Oct 25, 2017
4. Maria Goff
00:53:32

In this moving new episode of Fun Therapy, Mike Foster talks with activist and author of Love Lives Here, Maria Goff.

Maria opens up about the massive fire that destroyed her and her husband, Bob’s, shared home. She also discusses healing from childhood sexual abuse and more.

Oct 18, 2017
3. Jason Russell
00:50:56

To many people, activist and author Jason Russell is best known for founding the organization, Invisible Children, and the Kony 2012 video they produced to bring international attention to the hunt for infamous warlord Joseph Kony. But to others, he’s remembered for a public breakdown he suffered on the streets of San Diego that was filmed and published by TMZ. This week, Mike Foster talks with Jason about overcoming the difficult event, finding his true identity and moving on from the past.

Oct 11, 2017
2. Sleeping At Last
00:49:28

Sleeping At Last frontman and noted songwriter Ryan O’Neal has had a lot of success as a musician, but that hasn’t made him immune to battling depression. In the premiere episode of Fun Therapy, Mike Foster talks with Ryan about his struggles, the roles that self-criticism and perfectionism play in his emotional health, and how to break out of the cycle of despair.

Sleeping At Last Website

Mike Foster Website

Oct 04, 2017
1. Fun Therapy – Trailer
00:06:12

Check out the preview for the debut season of Fun Therapy with Mike Foster. Each episode will feature a candid “therapy” session with a key leader, influencer or artist (with a smile). No talking points. No shameless self-promotion. Only beautiful imperfectness on display as we discover tactics to turn our setbacks into superpowers.

Sep 27, 2017