For the season 3 finale, I bring on J. Gordon Duncan – a pastor, business consultant, author, and host of the This Is Gonna Hurt Podcast where his topics include physical/spiritual health, finances, and family. When it comes to altering our lifestyle for the better, he says, “If we’re going to make change in our life, we’re going to have to stop doing one thing and start doing something else and that’s typically going to be painful. The body seems to be wired, the mind seems to be wired to move toward the path of least pain…but growth is going to have to come through change.”
Pat Stereo is an artist known for his eccentric performances as a singer/songwriter and also for his involvement as the host of Elite Championship Wrestling in Houma. During our conversation we get into the misconceptions of being a creative, unlikely musical influences, and working with different persona’s when performing.
Josh Mozug is an artisan, known for his craftsmanship through is company Mozug Woodworking based out of Williamsport, Pennsylvania where he specializes in gifts, wall art, and personalized band merchandise. He is also a poet who performs under the name, Tirades of a Timid Tongue, and host of The let god die Podcast. With so many creative endeavors, it’s hard to find time to accomplish such feats while also being a devoted husband and father but Josh manages his time by multitasking in slow motion.
Nevaeh LeBoeuf is my oldest daughter and very special guest this week. At nine years old she has big dreams and an even bigger heart. She is an aspiring singer, musician, and actress who involuntarily stands out due to a port wine stain birthmark on her face but she has some encouraging advice for those who, like her, may feel left out sometimes. To quote her major influence Taylor Swift, “If you are lucky enough to be different, don’t ever change.”
Brandon Stouff is an independent filmmaker and photographer from Houma with a degree in Cinematography. We talk movies, creative differences in collaborations, and the “orchestrated chaos” that goes on behind the scenes, on set of production. Whether it’s commercials, music videos, or short films, Brandon enjoys the process of creating a great story through the camera.
Dustin Boudreaux is the lead singer, songwriter, and bassist for the band, FALLEN. He recognizes the responsibility he has as a lyricist and says about his songs, “Any time I write, I know that I’m responsible for what I say and what I say can have detrimental affects…Who’s to say somebody in a dark place is listening to one of my song’s and my song might make them do something that could never be changed or erased.”
For the season 3 premier of the show, I sit down with my wife, Jammie LeBoeuf, who joins me for an introspective conversation about our lives. Over the course of 10 years together, we have shared many laughs, tears, and everything in between.
Our marriage has endured many hardships including the loss of our son, Kaidon and the uncertainty that surrounded our youngest daughter Koralyn who was born in respiratory distress. Throughout our relationship, we have one constant – we do not give up on each other.
We discuss the importance of mental health after such traumatic experiences to which Jammie adds, “It’s okay not to be okay. If you need to cry, cry. If you need to scream, scream. If you need to have a day, just have a day to yourself, have your mental break. Don’t feel bad for it. We all need it. Mental health is important and don’t be ashamed of it. Talk to someone about it.”