He Walks Like a Cowboy

He Walks Like a Cowboy

An honest discussion of the human spirit, the value of a positive attitude, and how strength can be found in the weakest of places. This podcast journey will take you beyond your comfort zone out to where you start to really learn about yourself and your ability to navigate seemingly impassable waters. We will discuss times where my disability has empowered me to learn about strength. We will have guests on who are champions of overcoming adversity and making the world shine brighter. And we will help you to start to see your challenges as your greatest gifts. Jonah Berger is a Youth Director and Motivational Speaker. He works with kids and adults who deal with disabilities. He is a husband, a father, an author, a drummer, a leg brace wearer and an observer of life. Jonah uses his own disability to help listeners learn more about their own challenges and how to use them as strengths. Come take a walk with Jonah down the path of perspective that will leave you thinking and smiling.

Recent Episodes

Family Society & Culture Inspirational

045 - Berger's Burgers

Sept. 2, 2021

Today Jonah speaks about building community. One hamburger at a time. The problems of the world can be overwhelming but there are small ways to remedy that. Get to know your neighbor. A year's long tradition from life with f…

Family

044 - The Silent Pastor

Aug. 26, 2021

Meet Gary DeVries. Pastor, Hospital Chaplain, Father, and also my father-in-law. This is a rare soul of a man who sees the world through a perspective that is so unique you will not want the interview to end. We talk about h…

CMT Inspirational

043 - A Tree Doesn't Walk

Aug. 19, 2021

Come and meet Season Ciriello. A wise and vibrant 16 ear old who is adjusting to the fact that she now has a disease, and it helping others along the way. She reminds us that people can sometimes adjust easily to challenge a…

Inspirational

042 - Anything but Down

Aug. 12, 2021

If you want a 40 minute class on perspective, sit down and listen to this truly rare conversation with Sally McCance. Upon hearing the news that her unborn daughter will have Down Syndrome, her journey of looking up and shar…

CMT Inspirational

041 - Walk Like Me

Aug. 5, 2021

Today we sit down with Rai Ganesan. A young woman who will leave you feeling hopeful for the future. She tells us about the life of an adopted child who finds out that she has a hereditary disease and has to navigate those w…

Personal Journals

040 - Blodgett Baby

July 29, 2021

Today we meet a dear friend of mine Rick Meyering. Camp Director, servant of the people, and true Michigander. We talk about growing up with a blue collar, his path towards running an amazing camp for impoverished youth, and…

Recent Blog Posts

The Mishpachah

Life is so interesting. People are so interesting. I’m 48 and it amazes me the lessons that still come my way. I think they keep comin’ because I stay op…

Special

I would like to tell you about my weekend. Specifically, I would like to tell you about three events that took place over the course of last weekend. Fri…

The Voices In My Head

I’m hearing voices in my head again. Ancient voices heard only from time to time. They are only heard a few times in your life and only if you are quiet …

About the Hosts

Jonah Berger

CMTA National Youth Programs Manager

I have worked in the special needs world my entire career. I love everything about it. People who face a daily challenge are simply more interesting. My style is caring and direct. I believe in creating connection and trust with my clients and using that trust to affect change.

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech &Theater Arts

Masters Degree in Special Education

Owner and Director of Operations for The Rhythm Within since 2004.

Camp Director for Camp Footprint; serving children with Charcot Marie Tooth Disorder.

Served for 3 years as Program Director for Rocky Mountain Village, Colorado’s Easter Seals Mountain Camp

Served as the Program Coordinator for Adam’s Camp; a therapeutic camp program for children with special needs and their families.

Served 2 years at the Colorado Christian Home as a Youth Treatment Counselor for abused and neglected children

Served for 2 years as the Program Coordinator for the summer camp program of the City of Boulder; Parks & Recreation

I am a percussionist. I have always had success in using percussion in my work with my clients

Experienced in most diagnoses and with children/teens/young adults/adult ranging in age from 5-60

Marc Ronick

Podcast Producer

In addition to being the producer of this podcast, Marc Ronick provides a unique perspective and understanding of podcasting, the podcast industry and podcast audiences. From genres such as entertainment & news, medical & spiritual, and sports & politics, he has been a part of just about every type of podcast and every type of challenge over the past 15 years. Podcasting is his passion and there is nothing more exciting to Marc than helping a podcast go from a vision to reality.