A Conversation About Mental Health with Kelly Sisson

Nov 11, 2019

A voice of encouragement is so refreshing in this day and age. My guest today, Kelly Sisson, is one of those voices. Her podcast, Kelly And The Encouragers, is becoming one of my favorites – seriously look it up on Apple Podcast!

In this episode we chat about the mental health stigma, self-love, and the difference between counseling and coaching. One of my favorite quotes from her during our conversation was this: “We hear a lot about the younger generations – like they are so into their phones, they are on social media all the time – but you know what they are getting right? Talking about their mental health. They are absolutely getting this right!”

Grab your coffee and spend some time with me as I interview my new friend, Kelly Sisson! (Then be sure to tune in to her podcast on 11/12/19 for an episode with me as her guest!)

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RAYMA Team, a division of Big Blue Couch Coaching, LLC Receives 2019 Best of Bismarck Award

Oct 31, 2019


RAYMA Team, a division of Big Blue Couch Coaching, LLC Receives 2019 Best of Bismarck Award

Bismarck Award Program Honors the Achievement

BISMARCK October 15, 2019 -- RAYMA Team, a division of Big Blue Couch Coaching, LLC has been selected for the 2019 Best of Bismarck Award in the Life Coach category by the Bismarck Award Program.

Each year, the Bismarck Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Bismarck area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2019 Bismarck Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the...

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Podcast Highlight - 2020 Goal Planning

Oct 28, 2019

I’m a geek when it comes to planning. Twenty some years ago my nickname became "Big Nerd" because of my love for all things planners and colored pens. It's still true to this day! I love to dream and plan – not only for my own life, but also for my business. Anyone else with me?

Well, today on the show Raychel and I chat a bit about 2020 Goal Planning. You’ll discover how you can join us over the next 8 weeks to end 2019 with appreciation for all that you’ve become and carve a new path for success in 2020.

Click the links below to listen to Episode 33 on your favorite platform:

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Also, before you go, I have a question for you:

What was your vision for 2019?

If you took the time to write it down, you most likely experienced the reality of that vision. Writing down your vision gives you a road map for your life. Ancient wisdom says that a man without a vision will perish.

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Podcast Highlight - Consistency

Oct 23, 2019

What does it mean to do a little bit, every day? It takes consistency. Let’s get real for a moment…Where do you want to be a year from now?

If we don’t take consistent action every day, part of our belief will die. Our belief in who we were meant to be, belief that things can be different and better, belief in why we are here…our belief in making sure that others will be able to overcome hard things, sickness, abuse, and trauma, too because we had the courage to consistently rise up every day.

Don’t let your belief die. Rise up and be consistent day in and day out. Because a year from now is coming. Grab your coffee and be encouraged by today’s episode. Ready? Listen on...

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Build Resilience by Changing the Tape

Oct 17, 2019

Want to have More Resilience? Change the Tape. 

By Raychel Perman

Resilient people bounce back from adversity. They are self-aware. They practice acceptance. They are OK with not having all the answers and they take care of themselves. They are flexible and don’t let adversity keep them down for long.

But how?

Enter cognitive restructuring. It’s one way you can develop more resilience.

A very useful technique that identifies inaccurate negative thoughts and then challenge and change them. It’s a practice derived from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and it helps you reduce depression, stress, anxiety, and cope with difficult events.

CBT is one of the most effective psychological treatments for common problems like depression, anxiety disorders, and binge eating. (Psychology today)

To put it simply, you need to think about what your thinking about. And change the tape if it’s not accurate. Let’s talk about 3 common negative and...

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Podcast Highlight - Let's talk about stress...

Oct 14, 2019

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Let’s think of this episode as a coaching session between you and I. I’m going to share with you a set of questions that can help get a grip on your stress. But I need to you to make a deal with me, okay? I’m going to need you to carve out 10 minutes a day, every day this week, to get a grip on your stress by answering these questions. You can’t just think about them. You must answer them by putting pen to paper. Are you in? Let’s go…

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Podcast: Life Lessons from Running a Half Marathon with Cystic Fibrosis

Sep 30, 2019

One of my big personal goals for 2019 was to run a half marathon. Somewhere along the path of my 10k race in October 2018 I came up with the crazy idea. I figured that if I could run a 10k, maybe I could actually finish a half marathon, even if I had to walk some of it. Never mind the fact that I have Cystic Fibrosis – I wasn’t letting that stop me! Well, September 21, 2019 was the day that I accomplished this goal; the goal I never knew I needed! I learned some things with each passing mile, and I want to share them with you today. These are the 13 life lessons I learned from running a half marathon with Cystic Fibrosis. 

Watch the full episode in the video above or listen on your favorite podcast platform:

Work with Mandy:

  • Order Mandy’s book, She Who Overcomes: Rising Out of the Ashes of Your Circumstances, on Amazon!
  • Get out of your own way with the RAYMA Foundations self-led online mini-course. It’s the most cost effective way to work with...
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Going the Distance: Mandy's story

Sep 26, 2019

by, Raychel Perman

On Saturday September 21, 2019, Mandy B. Anderson ran her first 1/2 marathon. A local TV station ran an amazing feature of her story. Her story of overcoming health challenges, fighting for her life in 2012, and learning how to run while living with the life-threatening disease of Cystic Fibrosis will inspire and motivate you to ask yourself, "What am I doing with my one and only life?"

with love & moxie,


Video courtesy of KFYR TV

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Podcast Highlight - Personal Branding with Dr. Jennifer Bennett

Sep 23, 2019

Allow me to introduce you to my friend, Dr. Jennifer Bennett. Once upon a time, in 2011, Raychel and I flew to Orlando, FL for a conference. Jen lived in Orlando, and although we were only Facebook friends, she graciously agreed to pick us up at our hotel and bring us to a grocery store and Downtown Disney for a fun outing. Thankfully she was NOT a serial killer!

After our near decade of friendship since then, it is an incredible honor to have her as my guest on this week's episode! Jennifer is a social media expert and influencer with a heart for people. Our conversation in this episode dives into what personal branding really is, along with some tips for social media in 2019 and beyond.

Grab your coffee and let’s hang out with my friend, Jen!

Connect with Jen:

After spending years helping entrepreneurs, organizational leaders and ministries build their personal and professional brands, I specialize in creating visibility through a unique voice and message. It’s...

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3 Time Management Tips for Those who Suck at Managing Their Time

Sep 19, 2019

by, Raychel Perman

If you own your own company or you are a busy professional building your career you understand the pull to fill every moment of your time wisely. Especially if you have a family! While there are countless time management methods that claim to be the perfect solution, the truth is there is no “one size fits all” answer. However, there are a few things that can help! Especially when you suck at managing your time and all other methods have failed. 

  1. Schedule your energy 

Craig Groeschel says you need to schedule your energy not just your hours. He calls this your "usable hours." If you have a chronic illness or struggle with fatigue and energy spikes and drains this method could work for you. It's one I have found great success with! 

You take your schedule day by day and assign your task list according to the amount of energy you have for the day.  This method won’t work for everyone. But, If you...

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