You Don’t Have To Stand Alone Podcast

Expediter Services is collaborating with the Corporate Chaplains of America (CCA) on a podcast series created exclusively for the ES Community. The You Don’t Have To Stand Alone Podcast is focused on exploring a wide range of topics of interest to the ES Community.

If you wish to connect with a chaplain for personal support, please reach out here.

Click here to learn more about Corporate Chaplains of America.

Episode 22: Understanding The Value Of Rest & Relaxation

During this episode of the You Don’t Have To Stand Alone Podcast, we will be discussing the value of making time to ensure that you include rest and relaxation into your schedule, including how a bit of R&R can help improve your life in a number of ways.

Listen To Episode 22

Michael Kanai, a Corporate Chaplain for the ES Community, offers some important observations on ways that rest and relaxation can actually make us more productive. We discuss some of the realities of being a professional driver and working R&R into your schedule.

Episode 21: Placing A Spotlight On Mental Health

May is traditionally recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month, and we wanted to extend that effort across the calendar with an episode that offers an in-depth and helpful discussion on the topic of mental health. During this episode of the You Don’t Have To Stand Alone Podcast, you will hear about the concept of “Mental Health First Aid” as well as how we can self-monitor state of our own mental health.

Listen To Episode 21

Michael Kanai, the Corporate Chaplain for the ES Community, will discuss a host of topics related to mental health and how we can help ourselves as well as our friends and family members with strategies and resources.

Episode 20: Understanding The Value of Sharing Your Life’s Story

Have you ever taken the time to look back on your life’s story and consider how your experiences have played a role in the path you have taken over your lifetime? During this episode of the You Don’t Have To Stand Alone Podcast, we will dedicate time to exploring the value of understanding your life’s story and how sharing it with others can provide you with insights that can lead to personal growth.

Listen To Episode 20

Michael Kanai, the Corporate Chaplain for the ES Community, will be discussing the benefits can be found by sharing your life’s story with others and recollecting how you arrived at where you are today.

Episode 19: Working To Understand The Younger Generations

Are you a parent or grandparent who is raising or living with children born between 1996 and 2014? If so, you are living with members of Generation Z, and this episode of the You Don’t Have To Stand Alone Podcast is focused on discussing some of the challenges that can arise within today’s generation gap.

Listen To Episode 19

Michael Kanai, the Corporate Chaplain for the ES Community, will be exploring how we can reach out and connect in meaningful ways with the Generation Z members in our families.

Episode 18: Working Through Conflict

As we roll through the changes in our lives and the lives of our family members, many of us will find ourselves being called to step up and help our aging parents. This episode of the You Don’t Have To Stand Alone Podcast will be examining the various considerations that can help you succeed if you need to answer that call to help your aging parents. 

Listen To Episode 18

Michael speaks directly to the changes and challenges faced by aging parents and their children.

Episode 17: Working Through Conflict

In this episode of the You Don’t Have To Stand Alone Podcast, Michael will discuss the value of learning how to work through times of conflict with the people in your daily life. As you will hear, the ways we choose to work through conflict can offer solutions or potentially do damage to the people we care about.

Listen To Episode 17

With this episode, Michael offers perspective on the types of conflict that can arise and he also shares some helpful tools that can pave the way to resolving conflict.

Episode 16: Discussing The Power of Forgiveness

In this episode of the You Don’t Have To Stand Alone Podcast, Michael will explore the topic of forgiveness, including the steps for moving through situations where we are being asked to forgive the actions of others as well as those situations where we need to ask for forgiveness ourselves.

Listen To Episode 16

With this episode, Michael addresses how to put situations that call for forgiveness in the rear-view mirror while keeping those circumstances in perspective as you move forward.

Episode 15: Perspectives On Dealing With Feelings Of Grief

In this episode of the You Don’t Have To Stand Alone Podcast, Michael will be exploring the topic of grief. In addition to walking us through the five stages of grief, Michael will discuss how to approach grief in ways that will help you, your friends or family members move forward in their lives.

Listen To Episode 15

Are you dealing with feelings of grief in your life? Are any of your friends and family experiencing grief in their lives? This edition of the You Don’t Have To Stand Alone Podcast offers some helpful tips on dealing with grief.

Episode 14: Going Beyond The Financial Considerations of Retirement

In this episode of the You Don’t Have To Stand Alone Podcast, Michael takes the considerations and conversation about planning for retirement in some new directions that don’t involve the financial aspects of calling it a career. Michael looks at the preparations with relationships and quality of life in later years that should also be considered as we dive into retirement planning.

Listen To Episode 14

Do you have retirement plan in place? Have you considered what will be important to you in the later years of your life? Michael addresses a number of key questions related to retirement planning in this episode.

Episode 13: The Value Of Finding A Mentor

In this episode of the You Don’t Have To Stand Alone Podcast, Michael will explore the various considerations when it comes to using a mentor, including tips on how to find a mentor who can help in meeting the challenges you encounter. Michael also shares his experiences with mentors and how they can make a difference in your life.

Listen To Episode 13

Do you have a mentor? Would you like to find a mentor? Has someone asked you to serve as their mentor? Michael covers a range of questions related to mentors in this episode.

Episode 12: Addressing Anger & Managing Frustration

In this episode of the You Don’t Have To Stand Alone Podcast, Michael will be discussing how to deal with those times in our lives when anger and frustration rise to the surface. Michael shares valuable insights on the importance of stepping back in those tense moments, taking a breath and not allowing anger and frustration to get the best of us.

Listen to Episode 12

With this episode, Michael discusses approaches that we can all take to help us manage anger and frustration.

Episode 11: Exploring Support Groups & How They Can Help

In this episode of the You Don’t Have To Stand Alone Podcast, Michael will be taking a look at the topic of support groups as we continue to explore resources available for mental health. Michael will discuss how support groups typically work and how you can find the support group that can help you as well as family members or friends.

Listen to Episode 11

With this episode, Michael takes our listeners inside support groups and how we can access those resources.

Episode 10: Discussing Mental Health & The Value of Counseling

In this episode of the You Don’t Have To Stand Alone Podcast, we will be taking a look at the topic of mental health, including dealing with anxiety and stress as well as other conditions that can impact individuals and families. In addition to discussing various aspects of mental health and the efforts society has made in recent years to remove the scrutiny people sometimes receive when pursuing care, Michael spends some time talking about the value and importance of counseling.

Listen to Episode 10

With this episode, Michael discusses mental health for individuals, families and the importance of addressing situations that need care.

Episode 9: Strategies For Addressing The Emotional Challenges of Winter

With our first episode of 2023, the You Don’t Have To Stand Alone Podcast explores a collection of the unique challenges that we can face during the Winter, including Seasonal Affect Disorder. Michael will be providing tips on how we can find a positive path and the light that is ahead of us during a season where the daylight is short and the temperatures can be very cold.

Listen to Episode 9

In this episode, Michael helps us as we work to work our way through what can sometimes be the Winter Blues.

Episode 8: Taking A Deeper Look At Comeback Stories & Overcoming Past Failures

In the eighth episode of the You Don’t Have To Stand Alone Podcast, Michael and Greg will continue a discussion of comeback stories that we started in Episode 7 of our series. For this edition of the podcast, we will explore the topic of making a comeback in greater detail as well as look at strategies for leaving past failures behind us.

Listen to Episode 8

In this episode, Michael Kanai leads us on further exploration of making a comeback and overcoming failure points that we have experienced in our lives.

Episode 7: Exploring Comeback Stories & Making Positive Changes

In this episode of the You Don’t Have To Stand Alone Podcast, we will be looking at comeback stories and how people can take the steps toward making positive change in their lives. Michael will be sharing a few comeback stories with Greg and how those can take shape. Michael will also be examining some of the hurdles that can get in the way of the effort to author our own comeback story.

Listen to Episode 7

Through this episode, we place the spotlight on comeback stories and what it takes to write your own comeback story. Michael Kanai, the Corporate Chaplain for the ES Community, leads us through a discussion of the topic.

Episode 6: Building & Maintaining Family Relationships While On The Road

In this episode of the You Don’t Have To Stand Alone Podcast, Michael and Greg will be exploring some of the challenges that trucking professionals can face when it comes to building and maintaining strong family relationships, especially when we consider the time so many professional drivers have to spend away from home. Michael notes a few key areas of focus, including good communication with family members, that can help in both building and maintaining relationships with your family.

Listen to Episode 6

During this episode, you will hear Michael Kanai, the Corporate Chaplain for the ES Community, review a number proven approaches that can help trucking professionals with their family relationships.

Episode 5: The Benefits Of Making & Having Friends

In this episode of the You Don’t Have To Stand Alone Podcast, we will be focusing on friendship. We’ll be exploring the benefits of having friends, particularly for professional drivers as you spend a great deal of time away from home. We will also talk about the challenges that can be found when making friends and maintaining those relationships. In addition, we will look at how you can rekindle old friendships and maintain those going forward. As a reminder, the You Don’t Have To Stand Alone Podcast is a series that has been developed exclusively for the ES Community.

Listen to Episode 5

In this episode of the You Don’t Have To Stand Alone Podcast, Michael and Greg will be exploring the benefits of having friends, particularly for professional drivers as you spend a great deal of time away from home.

Episode 4: Meeting the Challenges of Being on the Road

In the fourth episode of the You Don’t Have To Stand Alone Podcast, Michael is joined once again by Greg Thompson, the Executive Producer of the PodWheels Network. Michael and Greg will be exploring the keys to maintaining relationships within an industry where the career demands call us to spend a considerable amount of time on the road.

Listen to Episode 4

In this episode, we’ll be talking about relationships and meeting the challenges that are unique to the trucking industry.

Episode 3: Strategies For Information Overload

In the third episode of the You Don’t Have To Stand Alone Podcast, Michael is joined once again by Greg Thompson, the Executive Producer of the PodWheels Network. Michael will be talking with Greg about the information overload that exists in today’s world with the variety of news outlets and social media platforms. Michael shares strategies on how to stay informed without getting consumed by the information.

Listen to Episode 3

In this segment, we will be talking about the information overload that exists in today’s world with the variety of news outlets and social media platforms. Michael shares strategies on how to stay informed without getting consumed by the information.

Episode 2: Strategies For Maintaining Strong Mental Health

In the second episode of the You Don’t Have To Stand Alone Podcast, we examine some of the main pressure points that can have an impact on your mental health and outlook – especially when you are out on the road. As a reminder, the You Don’t Have To Stand Alone Podcast is a series that has been developed exclusively for the ES Community. In the this episode, Michael will be talking with Greg about some of the main emotional stress challenges that professional drivers can face while you are out on the road. Michael discusses the importance of developing approaches in our daily activities that can help to make life a little smoother when you are on and off the road.

Listen to Episode 2

In this segment, Michael Kanai, the Corporate Chaplain for the ES Community, talks about five of the main challenges that can impact our mental health – both on the road and at home. Michael also discusses approaches that can ease the stress when you encounter these challenges.

Episode 1: Introducing The You Don’t Have To Stand Alone Podcast

Listen to Episode 1

In the debut episode of the series, we spend some time getting to know Michael Kanai, the Corporate Chaplain for the ES Community. You’ll hear Michael talk about his background and his work as part of Corporate Chaplains of America. Michael also discusses his connections with the trucking industry and what he’s learned since becoming part of the ES Community.

Be in the KNOW

Subscribe to stay up to date on latest news and information from us!