Welcome to the Rooted Mind Podcast!
Episode 36: Self Defense and Mental Health
Your host: Shelby
Special guest: Twila Schuler
[1:02] Shelby: How do you root your mind?
[1:10] Twila: My relationship with Christ and renewing my mind day by day is key
[1:34] Twila shares the story of her son, Zack, and his battle with cancer
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[16:03] Shelby: God doesn’t promise us an easy, happy life, he promises us hope
[17:08] Twila: I look back and see the grace of God in my life, and that sustains me
[17:40] Shelby: How did you get into martial arts?
[17:53] Twila shares her martial arts journey
[19:57] Twila: I wanted my students to know effective self-defense
[20:31] Twila: I’ve been training in jujitsu for about 9 years
[20:57] Shelby: What makes jujitsu unique?
[21:10] Twila: Jujitsu relies on controlling the opponent, even if the opponent is stronger than you
[22:27] Shelby: What are some of the benefits of jujitsu?
[22:47] Twila: Learning the indicators of a bad guy, and looking for warning signs and learning how to set a strong boundary; if our verbal boundaries are violated, we have the physical skills to back it up
[24:06] Shelby shares how jujitsu has given her extra confidence and helped her feel more prepared
[24:45] Twila: When you’re competent in the physical abilities to defend yourself, then comes the confidence that can change your whole world
[25:17] Shelby: How has the discipline of jujitsu impacted other areas of your life?
[25:35] Twila shares the correlations between physical battles and spiritual battles
[28:57] Shelby: Where can our listeners find you?
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