Navigate Life Radio

Navigate Life Radio
Navigate Life Radio hosted by Travis Hill, LPC/MHSP
NL72: How To Stay Faithful In Your Relationship
Sep 28
The psychological tricks we play on ourselves to stay faithful don’t actually work in real-world cases. But there are ways we can stay faithful in our relationships that are already built in to our mind. Twitter: @TravisHillLPC Instagram: travishilllpc…
NL71: You Wouldn’t Like Me When I’m Hangry
Sep 4
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NL70: Angry People Not As Smart As They Think
Aug 28
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NL69: Why It Seems Everyone Is Angry With You
Aug 22
I talk about how we can misread faces as angry, even when they aren’t. Also, a Japanese wife’s interesting method of asking her husband to help with anger. Twitter: @TravisHillLPC Instagram: travishilllpc Web:
NL68: Dealing With Mortality
Aug 16
Navigate Life Radio 68: Dealing With Our Own Mortality Coping with thoughts of our own death is common in counseling. Those thoughts can morph into anxiety. I give my thoughts on mortality and how to distinguish between feelings of fear and anxiety about…
NL67: Humble Narcissism
Aug 13
Narcissism has long been seen as a stable (consistent) personality. But what if there were subtle aspects of that personality that could allow for a strong, highly competent person with leadership abilities? Twitter: @TravisHillLPC Instagram:…
NL66: Temporal Focus
Jun 13
Should you focus on the past, present, or future? There are advantages and disadvantages to each, and this episode analyzes which works best. FB: /NavigateLifeTH Twitter: @TravisHillLPC Instagram: navigate_life Web:
NL65: Getting Good at Choosing Problems
May 31
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NL64: Anxiety, Work, and Kids
May 24
Do you know how to recognize anxiety in your child, especially, if they are very young? And what do you do if you figure it out? I answer these questions today, and also talk about anxiety and work performance. FB: /NavigateLifeTH Twitter: @TravisHillLPC…
NL63: Does Relationship Compatibility Matter?
Apr 25
Navigate Life Radio 63: Does Compatibility in Relationships Matter? We assume that compatibility in relationships is the factor that’s necessary for a long-term healthy relationship. But what if it’s not… what if there is a factor that is more important?…
NL62: Coping with Change
Feb 21
Navigate Life Radio 62: Coping with Change Change is a difficult thing for a lot people to deal with, but in this episode, I talk about shifting our perspective on change to be able to take control over it, instead of letting it happen to us. FB:…
NL61: No Need to Rush
Dec 7, 2017
Navigate Life Radio 61: No Need to Rush! I talk about we rush more during the holidays with shopping, work, school, traffic, even our own counseling, and how now is the time we shouldn’t be! FB: /NavigateLifeTH Twitter: @TravisHillLPC Instagram:…
NL60: Stop Avoiding Pain!
Oct 4, 2017 • 9 min
We are built to avoid pain, but in many instances, avoiding pain is only causing us more pain. I talk about what is happening to us when we do this and why we should be learning to tolerate more pain. FB: /NavigateLifeTH Twitter: @TravisHillLPC Instagram:…
NL59: People Aren’t Honest
Sep 28, 2017 • 7 min
People aren’t honest with the way they think and feel about situations and relationships. This leads to a lack of honesty, transparency, and vulnerability, and ultimately to unhappiness. How do you change this? Listen in on the show! FB: /NavigateLifeTH…
NL58: The Problems with Texting
Sep 19, 2017 • 14 min
Navigate Life Radio 58: The Problems with Texting I discuss the benefits we get from texting, but it comes with issues that can create miscommunication and wreck relationships if not used in the right way. FB: /NavigateLifeTH Twitter: @TravisHillLPC…
NL57: Women Process, Men Fix
Sep 13, 2017 • 9 min
While it’s not always the case, the tendency is for women to process through problems, while men want to fix them. This can cause a rift in a relationship. But due to the feminization of therapy, the focus has been on getting men to learn to process. But…
NL56: How Did I Get Into Counseling?
Aug 29, 2017 • 24 min
I often get asked about how I got into the counseling profession. Why did I choose to be a therapist? What led to it? In this episode I let you inside to hear my story about how I got here. FB: /NavigateLifeTH Twitter: @TravisHillLPC Instagram:…
NL55: How Does Exercise Reduce Anxiety?
Aug 8, 2017 • 10 min
We all know that exercise helps reduce anxiety and panic. But do you know *how* it helps? I talk about how exercise (both physical and relaxation exercises) helps our body reduce anxious symptoms. FB: /NavigateLifeTH Twitter: @TravisHillLPC Instagram:…
NL54: Dealing With Summer Stress
Jul 24, 2017 • 11 min
Navigate Life Radio 54: Dealing With Summer Stress I talk about the stress that we incur naturally when the heat gets bad, and how this can impact us mentally in a negative way. FB: /NavigateLifeTH Twitter: @TravisHillLPC Instagram: navigate_life Web:…
NL53: Can Money Buy Happiness? Yes!
Jul 17, 2017 • 11 min
In this episode I talk about how research has shown that money can actually buy happiness. But there’s a limit to the amount of money, and after that it’s not doing you much good. FB: /NavigateLifeTH Twitter: @TravisHillLPC Instagram: navigate_life Web:…
NL52: Why Are We Attracted to “Crazy”?!
Jul 13, 2017 • 13 min
Today I talk about our attraction to people who seem to treat us well or badly at random times. We can frustrated with the relationship (and ourselves), but I discuss why this happens and how to recognize when it’s time to get out. FB: /NavigateLifeTH…
NL51: 3 Types of Lies
Jul 4, 2017 • 0 min
Navigate Life Radio 51: 3 Types of Lies I talk about lies of commission, omission, and assent, and how not understanding these can mess with healthy communication in a relationship. FB: /NavigateLifeTH Twitter: @TravisHillLPC Instagram: navigate_life Web:…
NL50: Types of Procrastination
Jun 27, 2017 • 11 min
Today I talk about procrastination and how everyone thinks it’s a bad thing. I argue that there is healthy and unhealthy procrastination, and you can only take care of it when you know which one you do. FB: /NavigateLifeTH Twitter: @TravisHillLPC…
NL49: Personality Traits That Lead to Success
Jun 20, 2017 • 19 min
Navigate Life 49: Personality Traits That Lead to Success In today’s episode, I talk about three personality traits that lead to future success (in all areas of life) that we can see in people as young as childhood. I also discuss a couple of sure-fire…
NL48: Should My Teen Be On Facebook?
Jun 13, 2017 • 14 min
I talk about some recent Facebook news that parents need to know about when it comes to their teen. Moderate and Manage their online behavior! Leave a voicemail to get your questions answered on the show: 615-538-8215 or send an email to…
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Jun 5, 2017 • 1 min
A Series of Unfortunate Events- Due to an injury and an illness, I have not done a show in a few weeks. I will be back with a show next week, so stay tuned!
NL47: Fidgeting and Fidget Spinners!!
May 16, 2017 • 10 min
Navigate Life 47: Fidgeting and Fidget Spinners!! Today I talk about whether or not fidgeting is helpful for anxiety and ADHD, and if fidget spinners are a good idea. FB: /NavigateLifeTH Twitter: @TravisHillLPC Instagram: navigate_life Web:
NL46: National Mental Health Month
May 9, 2017 • 11 min
Navigate Life 46: National Mental Health Month I talk about taking the month of May as an opportunity to take a look at your own mental health and see if you’ve got anything you could work on! Leave a voicemail to get your questions answered on the show:…
NL45: Don’t Worry, Just Worry Less!
May 2, 2017 • 12 min
Navigate Life 45: Don’t Worry, Just Worry Less! I talk about anxiety and worry, and what we are recently learning about it to help those who find themselves worrying often. You’re Excited, Not Nervous. You Just Keep Telling Yourself That.…
NL44: Are Pets an Emotional Benefit?
Apr 18, 2017 • 18 min
Navigate Life 44: Do People Benefit Emotionally from Pets? I discuss Prince Harry coming out about attending counseling and why he did so. I also review what we know about the emotional and psychological benefits of pets. Prince Harry Interview…
NL43: Physical Problems of Anger
Apr 11, 2017 • 17 min
Navigate Life 43: Physical Symptoms of Anger Today I’m talking about the ways in which feeling angry can harm you physically, as well as discuss a common mistake I see couples make. I also get on a soapbox about meetings, and my theory on the recent…
NL42: Get Rid of Irrational Thoughts
Mar 28, 2017 • 13 min
Navigate Life 42: Getting Rid of Irrational Thoughts - Last week, I talked about recognizing irrational beliefs. But once you see them, how do you confront them? I talk about that in this episode! - Leave a voicemail to get your questions answered on…
NL41: 5 Irrational Beliefs
Mar 21, 2017 • 14 min
Navigate Life Ep41: 5 Irrational Beliefs World Downs Syndrome Day is 3/21 (for the trisomy of the 21st chromosome) National Downs Syndrome Society- Buddy Walk 5 Irrational Beliefs: 1) Musturbation 2)…
NL40: What is Meditation?
Mar 14, 2017 • 19 min
Navigate Life 40: What is Meditation? I talk about what meditation is, what you can expect to get from it, who it’s for (and who it’s not). I will be putting out a video on my review of some meditation apps for iPhone, so stay tuned for that! Leave a…
NL39: Understanding Agoraphobia
Mar 7, 2017 • 21 min
Navigate Life 39: Understanding and Coping with Agoraphobia I answer a viewers email about wanting to change careers, and addressing the way people get more stressed when we feel we have no choices. I then talk about how to identify agoraphobia and ways…
NL38: 10 Advantages of Sadness
Feb 25, 2017 • 17 min
Navigate Life 38: The Advantages of Sadness I get on my soapbox about social media posts being mostly pictures of quotes and how we can use better critical thinking skills when it comes to percentages of mental illness and divorce. I then talk about the…
NL37: Surprising Symptoms of Depression
Feb 21, 2017 • 17 min
I talk about clinical depression and it’s symptoms… even some symptoms you may never have thought to watch out for! FB: /NavigateLifeTH Twitter: @TravisHillLPC Instagram: navigate_life Web:
NL36: Angry Narcissists
Feb 14, 2017 • 21 min
I talk about what narcissism is, and the ways anger is shown in this personality disorder, including “narcissistic rage”. FB: /NavigateLifeTH Twitter: @TravisHillLPC Instagram: navigate_life Web:
NL35: How to Gain Self-Esteem
Feb 7, 2017 • 17 min
For this episode, I talk about how we get self-esteem wrong and how to really go about building it. I also discuss a story from this weekend about irrational beliefs and anger. FB: /NavigateLifeTH Twitter: @TravisHillLPC Instagram: navigate_life Web:…
NL34: Sunday Evening Anxiety
Jan 31, 2017 • 22 min
I answer an email from a listener about getting her boyfriend into counseling. Then I talk about the feeling of anxiousness we feel on Sunday evening, before we get our week started, and what to do about it.
NL33: Obsessions, Compulsions, and Getting Help
Jan 24, 2017 • 19 min
What’s the difference between Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Personality? And how does someone get help for this type of anxiety? We talk about it on today’s show!
NL32: Stigma of Therapy?
Jan 17, 2017 • 14 min
In this episode I talk about all of the work being done to stop the stigma of mental illness, and how I don’t think it work. I talk about the stigma that I think is occurring, and it’s of therapy itself, and why people who think therapy isn’t for them are…
NL31: We Only Have One Fear
Jan 10, 2017 • 17 min
While we all deal with fears and anxieties, if we analyze those fears down to their core, we really only have one fear. And I’m going to talk about it (and how to deal with it) on this broadcast. If you’d like to ask a question and have it answered on the…
NL30: Introverts & Extroverts
Jan 3, 2017 • 13 min
Ever wondered what an introvert or extrovert is? It’s a personality type, and in this episode I go into detail to explain how to know which one you are and why you need to know. FB: /NavigateLifeTH Twitter: @TravisHillLPC Instagram: navigate_life Web:…
NL29: Two Methods for New Year’s Resolutions
Dec 27, 2016 • 15 min
We talk about the Navigate Life podcast becoming Navigate Life Radio and the changes to the show in the coming year. We then dive into two methods for creating New Year’s Resolutions, and one of the reasons I’m not always a fan of them. FB:…
NL28: Types of Therapists and Therapies
Dec 20, 2016 • 18 min
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a psychiatrist, psychologist, counselor, etc.? What about the types of therapy they do? Listen in to get a quick explanation of what each term means. FB: /NavigateLifeTH Twitter: @TravisHillLPC…
NL27: Setting Boundaries
Dec 13, 2016 • 11 min
It’s tough to set boundaries with the people in our lives. But it’s also extremely important! Listen to learn more! FB: /NavigateLifeTH Twitter: @TravisHillLPC Instagram: navigate_life Web:
NL26: Depression and the Holidays
Dec 6, 2016 • 14 min
Depression is usually just a symptom of other issues around the holidays. But these feelings still need to get managed, so this episode talks about ways to cope with depression. FB: /NavigateLifeTH Twitter: @TravisHillLPC Instagram: navigate_life Web:…
NL25: Gratitude and the Holidays
Nov 28, 2016 • 14 min
I talk about people not asking themselves life’s big questions anymore, why that is, and how we can use gratitude as a way to get back to those questions.
NL24: 2 Common Questions In Anger Management
Nov 15, 2016 • 15 min
I talk about two common questions I get from clients when they’re working on anger management. 1) Should I walk away in an argument? 2) Should I have an outlet for my anger? FB: /NavigateLifeTH Twitter: @TravisHillLPC Instagram: navigate_life Web:…
NL23: Election Day Anxiety
Nov 7, 2016 • 15 min
Recorded the day before election day in the US, 11/7/16, and I talk about how to reduce your anxiety going in to the election.
NL22: Anxiety, Depression, and Your Diet
Oct 25, 2016 • 10 min
In this episode, I talk about food and supplements that can help reduce anxious and depressive symptoms. I also go into a short talk about the gut-brain connection. FB: /NavigateLifeTH Twitter: @TravisHillLPC Instagram: navigate_life Web:…
NL21: Artificial Intelligence and Relationships
Oct 18, 2016 • 30 min
Welcome to the Navigate Tech series of Navigate Life, where we talk about technology and its effect on our psychology, behavior, and relationships. Recent articles have looked at artificial intelligence and how we relate to each other and the AI…
NL20: Tips for Better Mental Health
Oct 12, 2016 • 23 min
Recorded on World Mental Health Day (10/10/16), and what a better way to celebrate it than to do a show on ways we can all improve our mental health! I talk about walking, meditation, massage, and counseling and why these things help us to improve the…
NL19: Four Horseman of the Relationship Apocalypse
Oct 4, 2016 • 20 min
This week I discuss the 4 Horseman of the Relationship Apocalypse… the four things to look out for in your relationship that can lead to divorce. Head over to to look for books by John Gottman to learn more. I also talk about tips for…
NL18: Helping Others with Anxiety Attacks
Sep 27, 2016 • 16 min
Recording of Live Broadcast 9-26-16: Join me, psychotherapist Travis Hill, on Facebook Live and Firetalk every Monday at 5pm Central. This podcast is about learning to navigate your way through relationship struggles, mental stress, work problems,…
NL17: The Purpose of Anger
Aug 18, 2016 • 3 min
There are two main reasons (functions) why we have anger as an emotion. But they are actually steps one and three of a process… what’s missing with step two? Navigate Anger: FB: /NavigateLifeTH Twitter: @TravisHillLPC…
NL16: Valid vs. Reliable Feelings
Jun 30, 2016 • 2 min
NL16: Valid vs. Reliable Feelings
NL15: Why Traffic Makes Us Angry
May 10, 2016 • 11 min
Why does commuting and being in traffic induce so much anger in people? We hear about incidences of road rage, and people relate to each other through traffic as a metaphor. Listen to this episode for an explanation! FB: /NavigateLifeTH Twitter:…
NL14: 5 Reasons to Try Psychotherapy
May 4, 2016 • 10 min
This episode is my thoughts on a recent article over at Elite Daily on reasons people should consider trying psychotherapy.Article: /NavigateLifeTHTwitter:…
Does Psychotherapy Work?
Apr 15, 2016 • 1 min
Does psychotherapy work? Yes, but it has to meet this one condition in order to work. Take a listen!FB: /NavigateLifeTHTwitter: @TravisHillLPCInstagram: navigate_lifeWeb:
Guilt vs. Shame. What’s the Difference?
Mar 9, 2016 • 2 min
What’s the difference between guilt and shame? Listen up to find out more!FB: /NavigateLifeTHTwitter: @TravisHillLPCInstagram: navigate_lifeWeb:
Dealing With Aggression
Mar 1, 2016 • 3 min
Being assertive is great, but what happens when someone becomes aggressive and won’t compromise?FB: /NavigateLifeTHTwitter: @TravisHillLPCInstagram: navigate_life
What Does It Mean To Be Assertive?
Feb 23, 2016 • 2 min
When people tackle their own aggressive behavior, they may think the answer is to become passive. But that’s not true… that person’s concerns, feelings, and needs still matter! The goal then, is to become assertive. Listen to learn more!Web:…
Secrets to “Happily Ever After”
Feb 11, 2016 • 3 min
Many people think that a long-lasting relationship is based in grand romantic gestures. But is it? Let’s find out how you really get to “Happily Ever After”.Link: Research Into What Makes a Relationship LastFB: /NavigateLifeTHTwitter:…
Does Counting to 10 When Angry Really Work?
Feb 9, 2016 • 3 min
Many people have heard that counting to 10 when angry helps prevent them from lashing out. But is that true? Does it really work? Yes! And no… Watch more to find out if it would work for…
Anxious Kids and Schedules
Feb 9, 2016 • 3 min
Keeping kids on a schedule is important for their mental development, but anxious kids might need a bit more. This video explains how anxious kids are helped with the family…
“Fishing Pole” Exercise
Feb 9, 2016 • 3 min
A short mental exercise to get through the times when we tell ourself “I Can’t Stand It”. We can feel like things are intolerable, but we have a surprising capacity to tolerate problems. But for how long? Use this exercise to find…
Two Types of Stress
Feb 9, 2016 • 4 min
There are two types of stress that people deal with. Distress, which is negative stress (this is what we usually mean when we talk about stress), and Eustress, or positive stress. This video explains the difference and how they work on our mind and…
2 Ways To Cope With Stress
Feb 9, 2016 • 5 min
Information Gathering & Distraction. These are the two behavioral strategies people use to cope with stress. However, if used too much, they aren’t effective. Watch the video to find out…
Anxiety- “Just Get Over It”
Feb 9, 2016 • 4 min
If you have anxiety, chances are you have dealt with people who don’t understand the problem… they say things like “just get over it” or “just relax”. They sound insensitive, but I think it’s a lack of knowledge about the problem. This short video…
Recorded Live Q&A- Time Management vs. Energy Management
Sep 30, 2015 • 51 min
In this recorded podcast of a live Q&A, we talk about time management vs. energy management. We can’t control time, but we can control our energy output (what we put into time). Tips and tools like using Evernote, calendars, reminder lists,…
Ep0: Intro & Energy Management
Sep 10, 2015 • 6 min
Introduction to the podcast; energy (vs. time) management and why the focus on energy is more important; plans for the podcast and the