What’s The Matter With Me? Podcast

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My name is John, I’m 42 years old, husband, father, owner of Hoppin Hot Sauce, KFJC radio DJ, podcaster and I have multiple sclerosis (MS). I made this podcast to share what I’m going through.

What’s The Matter With Me? Podcast mission statement

I created the What’s The Matter With Me? Podcast to give myself a support mechanism to deal with the pressure of having multiple sclerosis, becoming a father, and embarking on a business venture. Episodes are released weekly and run about thirty minutes.

Last Five Episodes

  • Compulsive behavior sequences are keeping me up at night, precluding a good night's sleep I'm driven from bed, get dressed, go outside to calm down, and eventually get back in bed. Out-of-control thoughts about the various trauma I'm going through overwhelm me, and soon I'm driven from bed again. Searched up 'strategy to stop repetitive behavior compulsive' at 130am: Sleep anxiety is a feeling of stress or fear about going to sleep. Anxiety is the most common mental health disorder in the U.S. Research suggests that most people with mental health disorders like anxiety also have some form of sleep […]
  • Getting through anxiety one day at a time, one step at a time, putting myself out there. Slogging through. In the news Paris Promised the Olympics Would Be Accessible. The Clock Is Ticking. Article: Paris Promised The Olympics Would Be Accessible The city, which put inclusivity at the center of its bid, has improved access for people with disabilities, but with the opening ceremony about 12 weeks away, obstacles remain. Slogging through Processing what's happening One of the hardest things about Multiple sclerosis is wrapping your head around it. being cool with the things that are happening to you in […]
  • In "Anxiety Medication Strategy Session," changing opinions on music, bouts of anxiety, recent publication in Identity Theory and Disturb the Universe, family life changes, increased mobility, and resumption of some duties. Last Old Guy Or First New Guy? Recently, I read a tweet by flea, and I was forced to reconsider: https://twitter.com/flea333/status/1774601328502898936 https://youtu.be/QEgalcH_-b4?si=q7ZD6rdC4ZhfnwbY&t=1762 Pat Matheny on German jazz critics Pat Matheny was a jazz guitarist that my stepfather really admired. For that reason, in my youth I stayed away from it. In general, I mind it less now that I am older, but I generally don't seek it out. Sometimes, […]
  • Featuring updates on Hoppin Hot Sauce inventory, newly published writing, recuperation from surgery, the year's first barbecue, and a new family pet. Sandman Knows Kale Shout outs to the Sandman, who wrote in about kale and he knows more about kale than I ever will. He works with kale as a kaleologist. Extra Hot Shortage Buy Extra Hot Hoppin Hot Sauce from Amazon as we will be out of stock on Extra Hot in the near term, and once Amazon runs out, we're out. Publication Instant Noodles published my 50-word story "CYBERTRUCK DENTAL, S. DE R.L." The link to the […]
  • Period of Change Undergoing a period of change: I had surgery, I got published and I went on vacation. Plenty of new music reviews in this episode. A word What's The Matter With Me? Podcast is sponsored by Hoppin Hot Sauce. Order it on Amazon. JWH Live! Writings By John Winfield Hoppin is live, because my editor said I needed a writer's website. I think it's pretty nifty.. Selfie Edict Subscribers get the selfie for as long as we all live. It's a lifetime subscription Shout outs https://twitter.com/MarchandsPetRat/status/1779926937177358503 Shout outs to Marchandspetrat, hockey s-poster living with MS Shout outs to […]
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