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Surviving The Chaos of Life - Interview with Charles Smith
Episode 171st May 2023 • Calming the Chaos • Tracy Kenela
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Surviving Chaos - Interview with Charles Smith

Are you interested in having a better quality of life, and yet aren’t ready to see a psychotherapist? If so, join us for a talk with Charles Shaw, who has experienced a LOT of chaos in his life! He offers his stories and a series of self-help books / workbooks which are in the “Life Long Experience” Series.

These books / workbooks help people learn wellness skills: from mental health to safety and security, with topics such as:

Trauma / PTSD

Grief and Loss

Finding Success


Addiction Recovery

Positive Thinking

Survival Skills for Safety at Home, School, and on the Street

In this podcast, Charles tells some of his stories about chaotic life events relating to these topics. He also provides some tips and tools to those who are struggling with these sorts of chaotic life events He offers hope to all generations, but especially the younger generations who are still trying to figure out life as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Intro – Tell us about yourself and what drove you to write these books

I. Describe how you were able to overcome obstacles and “flip the chaos,” move past the hard times, survive them and grow stronger

a. Overcoming obstacles – Breathing and Mindfulness

b. Freaking out but staying calm (Flipping the chaos?

c. Moving toward safety in tough times

d. Surviving PTSD

e. Growing Stronger

f. Helping Others

II. Speak to the younger generations and offer them hope, as many of them are

a. Discouraged and hopeless (at the state of the world)

b. Scared about the future (future fears of failure)

c. Overwhelmed (too much stimuli and social media)

d. Checked out (avoiding people and school)

e. Fearful (school and mass shootings)


Books in the Life Long Experience Series - Information on all 7 books can be found here:

All 7 books are now available as Audiobooks

Amazon Link to books:

Social Media Links:

Facebook Page:

YouTube Channel

Episode on YouTube:

Twitter: @author_long





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