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209 : Chatting with Darlene West about Self- Condemnation and Chronic Grief

Chats from the Blog Cabin

209 : Chatting with Darlene West about Self- Condemnation and Chronic Grief

Chats from the Blog Cabin

236: Chatting with Trenton Hudson about how he turned a health crisis into a business
In this interview, you'll hear Trenton Hudson talk about how he turned a health crisis into a business. Hear the story of how he became a successful entrepreneur after suffering two heart attacks in his twenties. He produces cartoons and does standup comedy. He has worked with Comedy Central, Showtime, and Kevin Hart's LOL network.. But the Pandemic lead him to create his own coffee company, Korma Coffee, a coffee that is made from dates. To Order coffee Instagram @trentonhudson 
October 13, 2021
235: Chatting with Bridget Thoreson about The Unofficial Hocus Pocus Cookbook
Hocus Pocus first premiered 28 years ago in the golden age of ’90s cinema, and has since achieved cult-classic fame with both children and adults as a loyal fanbase. Fans fall in love with the delightful, demonic, and diva-esque Sanderson Sisters and the sleepy New England town they torment. Now as you plan your annual viewing of the family favorite flick, you can also conjure up your own spooky treats and bewitching drinks to celebrate Halloween. Introducing The Unofficial Hocus Pocus Cookbook: Bewitchingly Delicious Recipes for Fans of the Halloween Classic by Bridget Thoreson [ISBN: 9781646042418; $19.95; Ulysses Press; September 2021], a marvelously spooky cookbook featuring delicious recipes based on your favorite cult classic film from 1993. Whether you’re attending a surprise rave in town or just spending “a quiet evening at home,” you’ll enchant anyone who tastes these frightfully appetizing recipes, including Baked Witch Casserole; Mischief Night Pasta; Bones of 100 Chickens; Mother’s Scorpion Pie; Life Potion Soup; William’s Wormy Bed Dirt Cake; Dead Man’s Toes, Dead Man’s Toes; Brown Butter Booooook Blondies; Burning Rain of Death Punch; Airhead Virgin Mocktail; and much more! “I hope you enjoy this homage to Hocus Pocus as much as you enjoy the film itself,” author Bridget Thoreson says. “While blondies are no substitute for Bette and no cocktail is quite as funny as hearing a young girl humiliate her older brother by saying ‘Yabos,’ I hope you’ll find the recipes and references fun, delicious, and delightfully spooky, and you’ll rewatch the film again and again accompanied by the goodies in this booo-ooooo-ooook.” The Unofficial Hocus Pocus Cookbook is the ultimate must-have for fans of all ages—but don’t worry, no children were harmed in the testing of these recipes. Hocus Pocus Items on Amazon { affiliate links} Grab The Unofficial Hocus Pocus Cookbook { affiliate link} Useful links
October 11, 2021
234: Chatting with Katie J. Trent about her new book Dishing Up Devotions
Katie is an author, speaker, homeschool mom, church planter, and baker passionate about equipping women to grow their faith, strengthen their families, and simplify their homeschool journeys. Preorder Dishing Up Devotions { affiliate link} access the 140+ page family faith-building bonus bundle FREE at Visit her website
October 10, 2021
233: Saying Goodbye to a Special Man
Today is a special episode to honor a special man who passed away. And I will be going on a 2-week hiatus after this post. 
September 27, 2021
232: Chatting about How to Help Adolescents Navigate Change With Erica Komisar
As we move toward a post-pandemic world, these tumultuous times can cause great stress for kids and their families. The epidemic of mental health disorders in adolescents has made parenting even more challenging, but parents can still have an enormous impact on the health and well-being of their children. In her new book, Chicken Little the Sky Isn't Falling: Raising Resilient Adolescents in the New Age of Anxiety, psychoanalyst, clinical social worker, and parent guidance expert Erica Komisar provide invaluable tools to help parents prevent, identify and address when their adolescents are struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, addictions, and many other mental health challenges. This book helps educate parents, teachers, pediatricians, school counselors, social workers, and policymakers about mental health issues common in adolescents today and offers practical advice. Chicken Little the Sky Isn't Falling: Raising Resilient Adolescents in the New Age of Anxiety { affiliate link}
September 24, 2021
231: Chatting about Diversity and Inclusion with Yvener Duroseau
Yvener Duroseau was born in Haiti before moving to the United States and grew up learning Haiti’s profound history as the first nation in which a group of enslaved Africans came together to fight and win their independence. Yvener is a creative writer, Diversity and inclusion consultant, author, and motivational speaker on diversity and inclusion. His traits of being an excellent listener, disciplined, conscious, and confident in himself serve him well in these pursuits. Yvener is an avid reader and enjoys watching inspirational and motivational content. His debut book, Alike Regardless, is an achievement he is rightfully proud to have accomplished. Yvener wrote the book to challenge the norm of division present in humankind. It is a call to action for people to recognize the beauty and uniqueness throughout the human race and cease wearing the blinders of bigotry and hate. The pages within the book are the safe space wherein he pours out his soul, the dreams he has for a more diverse and socially just world, and it will not fail to touch readers, prompting them to think more deeply about these issues. Yvener supports the Diligent Act Of Love For Haiti (DALOVE), a non-profit organization advocating and supporting the education of the less fortunate children in Haiti. We help them reach their full potential and be an asset to their community and country. He loves to travel and spend time with his wife, Kimberly, and their cat, Luna. They are his most devoted fans and constant support system as he works towards his goals. Twitter @yvenerduroseau Grab Alike Regardless { affiliate links}
September 22, 2021
230: Chatting with Romance Author Tawdra Kandle
Join me as I chat with my good friend Tawdra Kandle. She is a USA Today bestselling romance author. She loves unlikely pairings, strong women, sexy guys, hot love scenes, and just enough conflict to make it interesting. Her books include YA paranormal romance,  NA paranormal and contemporary romance, and adult contemporary and paramystery romance. She lives in central Florida with a husband, kids, a sweet pup, and too many cats. And yeah, she rocks purple hair. Website: Newsletter: Tawdra’s Naughty Temptresses:  Check out all her books on Amazon { affiliate links}
September 20, 2021
229: Chatting with Bible Scholar David S. Heeren About the End of Time
Have you ever considered what Jesus’ Second Coming will look like — what the sign will be that will herald His arrival and what believers and nonbelievers will experience? Bible scholar David S. Heeren, who has meticulously studied end-time prophecy for 16 years, is available to share his compelling insights regarding the Day of the Lord and why Christians should remain optimistic that any tribulation will be brief. In his new book, The High Sign, Heeren reveals what he has identified as the celestial event that will signal Jesus’ return and shares how the faithful should respond and prepare for the Second Coming of Jesus. Grab The High Sign { Affiliate link}
September 19, 2021
228: Chatting about Shame and Guilt with Lois Hollis
Lois Hollis, RN BSN REV, shifts our opinion on one of the most forbidden subjects, shame, and guilt. Depression, anxiety, 30 years of migraine headaches, and pain were Lois’ way of life until she learned about the dangers of shame guilt. Her passion is to show the way to love ourselves and others by alleviating the suffering of shame guilt (not shame and guilt). She shares her 15 years of experience as a ShameGuilt Educator, Counselor, Filmmaker to give an effective lasting way towards health, wellness, and spiritual maturity. Lois comes with a life-long background in health. She began as a Nurse's Aide at 12 and continues today at 77. Lois is a trailblazer. She developed one of the first Kidney Hemodialysis centers in the United States. Today, Lois brings shame and guilt together as a new field of study. Lois’ film, Out of Discord Into Harmony teaches us how to communicate with our emotions, especially our inner critics. It also illustrates the Soulspeaks method that brings peace to our inner personalities and our inner critics. Her newest film “I’M Good” makes shame guilt visible to illustrate its trickery and how to kick it out of our lives to live in success. She is the author of three books. Emotional Revolution=Evolution gives a philosophical and new approach to shame and guilt that has never been seen before. Five-Hundred Questions Have One Answer is her e-book. Her newest book, “Now is The Time,” contains her Light Language soul readings that expand our spiritual development and help us to stop the shame guilt energy upon our lives. These divine words bring our hearts and soul together.
September 17, 2021
227: Chatting about the Importance of Imagination with Jonna Laster
Nutshell Regatta illustrates a glorious afternoon of imaginative play with a sailing competition using nutshells for sailboats, mint leaves for sails, and twigs for passengers.  Studies have shown play is crucial for many areas of children’s development—from physical strength to cognitive and linguistic growth. One 2008 study found that play contributes greatly to physical health—using more calories than comparable organized physical activities. (Mackett & Paskins, 2008).    Laster wrote this book, in part, to honor her grandmother who taught her that imaginative play can happen anywhere: telling a story, acting out favorite scenes from movies or books, thinking up as many uses for a cup or a paperclip as you can, building a fort, sitting on a patch of grass or under a tree and looking as closely as you can.   Useful Links Grab Nutshell Regatta  { affiliate link}
September 15, 2021
226: Announcing The Writer and The Farmer
Today I am joined by my friend Emily Odom from Odom Farming Company and I announce my new venture - a blog called The Writer and The Farmer - which is an outsider's view on farming life. Check out the New Site
September 13, 2021
225: Chatting about Being a Cancer Survivor with Patricia Diaz
Pretty girls don’t get cancer,” the doctor assured M. Patricia Diaz over 30 years ago. At the age of just 16, Diaz was scared and uncomfortable. However, the doctor’s words were meant to reassure her — and at the time, they worked. Patricia had been bracing for bad news, and now she felt relieved. Two months later, she was diagnosed with stage IV terminal cancer. Pretty Girls Don’t Get Cancer is Diaz’s candid, compelling story of overcoming the medical odds and transforming herself — mind, body and spirit — as a way of nurturing her ongoing healing process. Diaz experienced a year of social isolation (due to her compromised immune system at the time) during what should have been the most carefree, enjoyable time in her young life. Her journey toward authentic recovery would require spiritual growth and the kind of introspection that typically comes with maturity and hindsight. “Isolation, at first a burden, in time, turned into a precious gift,” Diaz reflects. “It gave me space and silence, and it shone the light into the corners of my soul that were comfortably dim. … I was alive — I was breathing, and that insight made all the difference for me to make the best of the time I had to spend with ‘me.’” Pretty Girls Don't Get Cancer does not sugarcoat the agony of the tests and treatments that Diaz endured, but she keeps the narrative conversational and relatable, with Latin American nuances and sprinkles of adolescent humor. Part coming-of-age, part motivational memoir, her story is a testament to the power of a strong community, personal resiliency and grains of faith in the face of a cancer diagnosis. Diaz shows readers how her illness affected her life, her family and the community, and how restoring her physical health was only the first step toward healing. Helpful links: Author Profile: Pretty Girls Don’t Get Cancer { affiliate link}
September 12, 2021
224: Chatting with Author Andrew Snook
Andrew Snook is a professional writer and editor based in his hometown of Mississauga, Ontario. His passion for absorbing Canadian culture has fuelled his love for traveling across the country. He has only one goal in mind when writing fiction, and that is to make Canadians laugh out loud at inappropriate moments while shooting some sort of beverage out of their noses. Preferably, something not acidic. He’s caring like that. He enjoys writing these wacky road trip-styled books and writing them entirely on the road. The books were put together while traveling for work, writing, and editing in 62 different towns and cities - including all ten Canadian provinces and The Yukon - over a four-year period. All the places Remy travels to in the books are places Snook has been to himself. Although the books are fiction, he loves to incorporate silly little nuggets of truth that people living in those cities and towns will understand and Remy's Dilemma Remy's Dilemma: Special Delivery
September 10, 2021
223: Chatting with Joshua Gray-Heim about His Novel Repentance of the Southern Burden
J.R. Gray-Heim (Joshua) grew up surrounded by family on their original homestead, nestled on the side of Spencer Mountain in Dallas, NC. As an older Millennial, he played a balancing act between Southern religious obligations and self-acceptance. Even with adversity and odds stacked against him, he knew he was destined for more than living the stereotypical Southern straight man’s role and more than what his small town could offer. He grew up with his eyes always set on the horizon, where the big city life in Charlotte, NC beckoned. Once his grandmother passed away, Joshua finally came out to himself and felt the freedom to begin dating the same sex for the first time. Then he went on the long journey of coming out to friends and family as he became more confident in his truth. Join me as we chat about the inspiring story of coming out of the closet while being raised in the south.  Facebook - SouthernBurden Grab Repentance of The Southern Burden
September 8, 2021
222: Chatting about Work/ Life Alignment with Bunny Young
Bunny Young, MA, LPC is the founder of A Better Place Consulting. After recognizing the dissatisfaction in organizations and employees to help professionals make the most of their business and personal life, Bunny has made it her business to DEFY negative trends and help people and businesses turn that around. Her approach has empowered cultures of organizations nationwide, resulting in improved revenue, productivity, morale, employee retention, and quality of life. Bunny is able to quickly connect with people, open their minds to possibilities, help them uncover their purpose, and develop plans and goals. She is brutally direct with an amazingly big heart. She is also a proud Army wife, mother of two beautiful and spunky daughters, has an incredible service dog, several fur babies, a non-profit for service dogs, and a retired stuntwoman. Whether giving a keynote, hosting a workshop, or facilitating her specialty equine professional development retreats, she brings passion to every aspect of her world. Helpful Links IG Business: A Better Place Consulting (@abetterplaceconsulting) • Instagram photos and videos IG Personal: LinkedIn:  Facebook:  YouTube:
September 6, 2021
221: Chatting with you about how to Be Still and Know That He is God
Hey Melissa Here, is another single episode dropping this time based on a blog post that I wrote a while back.  Are you embracing God’s purpose or your own?  That question is very thought-provoking, isn’t it?  But over the past few weeks, I am sitting and listening. Listening to what you might ask. The stillness- did you know that you can appreciate God more when you are still than you can when you are busy. Silly me, of course, you know that but how many of us “Be Still” as the Bible commands us in Psalm 46:10. Here is the link the blog post- 
September 5, 2021
220: Chatting about Being Authentic with Dr. Sharon Lamm- Hartman
Dr. Sharon Lamm-Hartman is the Founder and CEO of Inside Out Learning, Inc. (IOL), an award‐winning global leadership, team, and organization development consulting business. In addition to running IOL, With a doctorate in Leadership Development from Columbia University, and a Master's from Cornell University, Dr. Sharon is a global executive and presentation skills coach, leadership and organization development consultant, speaker, writer, educator, wife, and mom. She has designed and delivered over 3,000 innovative programs, including many women’s development and executive presence and presentation skills programs. Dr. Sharon has worked with tens of thousands of CEOs, executives, educators, professionals, and entrepreneurs worldwide. She has been an Adjunct Faculty Member at Columbia University and the Center for Creative Leadership and has been featured in publications such as Authority Magazine, The New York Times, and several radio, television, and podcast programs. Helpful Links Facebook: Youtube: Twitter: Linkedin:  Instagram: @Inside_out_learning Website: The Authenticity Code: The Art and Science of Success and Why You Can’t Fake It to Make It   { affiliate link}
September 3, 2021
219: Chatting about being a working mom with Dr. Whitney Casares
As a pediatrician, entrepreneur, and mother herself, Whitney Casares, MD, MPH, FAAP has a unique vantage point as to what mothers need to do to make sure they’re OK and so their kids are OK. Because now more than ever, moms are conflicted about where to draw the line between their own self-care and what’s best for their kids, leading to feelings of stress, being pulled in too many directions at once and burnout (none of which is good for families). In The Working Mom Blueprint: Winning at Parenting without Losing Yourself (American Academy of Pediatrics; May 11, 2021), Dr. Casares offers a practical plan that covers: ·       setting priorities ·       cultivating self-care ·       finding childcare ·       establishing an equal parenting partnership ·       delegating whenever appropriate ·       and much more Important Links Instagram @modernmommydoc Grab the book Grab The Working Mom Blueprint { affiliate link} Grab Fairplay { affiliate link}
September 1, 2021
218: Chatting with Caytha Jentis the writer and Producer of Pooling to Paradise
Today we are talking about the new Movie Pooling to Paradise it features 4 millennial strangers. It begins with  LA Based Mommy Blogger heading to a blogger conference in Las Vegas and takes rideshare to the airport. She didn't realize when she opted in for the ride that she opted in for the pool. In her ride, she encounters 4 people who change her life forever. Joining me today is Caytha Jentis the writer/ producer of Pooling to Paradise.  Rent or Buy Pooling to Paradise {affiliate link} Instagram: @poolingtoparadise Facebook Pooling to Paradise 
August 30, 2021
217: Chatting with Madison Upton about Faith and Marriage
Join me today on Chats from the Blog Cabin is my sweet Madison Upton. Madison you may recall was part of the panel for Restored for Moms. She has such a strong faith that I felt that her story needed to have its own episode. So listen in as we chat about faith, marriage, and the joys of working with your family.  Stephanie's Article - Link to Upton & Company 
August 29, 2021
216: Chatting about How Our Thoughts Control Every Aspect of Our Life with Dawna Campbell
Considered a Mind Whisperer, Dawna combines her knowledge, wisdom, experience, and talents to help people create a life of Happiness, Prosperity, and Love.  Her vision is to transform each person’s individual pain into “silver lining” gifts to create a global impact of healing and creating abundance for all. Dawna has over 25 years combined years of professional experience.  As a former Financial Advisor, her book, Financially Fit, is a #1 Amazon International Best Seller bringing together the world of money and the energy body, and the soul's essence.  “Financially Fit is for the person who wants to align their inner balance to gain infinite prosperity in all areas of their life,” says Dawna Campbell. Dawna is a professional speaker sharing her techniques during interactive workshops and maintains an international private practice with her Heart-Centered Healing approach to “Create it Now”.  She has shared the stage with Lisa Nichols, Dr. Joe Vitale, Sharon Lechter, and David Meltzer. Helpful Links Grab FINANCIALLY FIT: Living the Secrets to an Abundant and Prosperous Life  {affiliate link} Text the word manifesting to 26786 (this will connect via social media)
August 27, 2021
215: Chatting about Bathroom Bacteria with Craig Taylor
It's no surprise that new smart tech wellness innovations are continuing to invade the residential marketplace as many consumers have a heightened concern for killing germs and bacteria especially in wet water areas like the kitchen and the bathroom. And since the 2021 Home Upgrade study shows that bathrooms are the primary area of the home that are Americans are planning to upgrade this year- they are looking for the latest design and accessory elements.  Today I am joined by Craig Taylor, the VP of Bathroom Butler which is a leading bathroom tech innovations, accessories, and finishes company serving the US, South Africa, Mauritius, and Australia. Listen in as we chat about the bacteria that can be found in the bathroom.  To find out more check out
August 25, 2021
214: Chatting about Being Cyber Safe with Pat Craven
Today we are talking about our social media tips for parents and kids. Joining me today is Pat Craven with the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, a nonprofit dedicated to educating children, adults and seniors on how to be safer online.
August 23, 2021
213: Chatting about How to Achieve a Single Day of Peace with Stephen D'Angelo
Today we are chatting with Stephen who is the author of A Single Day of Peace which is an inspirational novel revealing 50 principles that can transform your life. The last year and a half has been stolen a lot from us. For many, among the list of things that were taken is our sense of self. Who are we? What do we want out of life? What things bring us joy? What changes do we need to make? These are the types of questions many of us are asking ourselves as we begin to rebuild and restructure our post-pandemic lives. Stephen D’Angelo is an author, leadership coach, and business executive with more than 30 years of experience in the software technology industry leading high-performing global organizations. Through his extensive business success, he has a keen awareness of the lifestyle changes and mindset approaches that everyone, regardless of chosen field or background, should follow to live a happy, healthy, and successful life. He recently released a new novel in the self-help genre titled A Single Day of Peace. Through his work and writing, Stephen aims to make the world a better place by helping people find THEIR better place. website:  Grab A Single Day of Peace: An Inspirational Novel Revealing 50 Principles That Can Transform Your Life { affiliate link}
August 22, 2021
212 : Chatting about Teaching Kids about Investing with J.J. Wenrich
Join me as I chat with J.J. Wenrich, certified financial planner and author of Teaching Kids To Buy Stocks: Stories and Lessons for Grown-Ups, about ways parents can teach kids about the stock market using video games and how to start investing with as little as $10?website Instagram @TeachingKidsToBuyStocks Twitter @TeachingKidsToBuyStocks Grab Teaching Kids To Buy Stocks: Stories and Lessons for Grown-Ups { affiliate Link} 
August 20, 2021
211: Chatting about Wellness and Health Care and the Inequality of it all with Natasha Perez
Natasha founded a business, called Trine Healthcare, in 2020. They provide access to quality healthcare services and case management for low-income residents in affordable housing. Many residents in low-income housing do not have access to technology, the internet, transportation nor family or friends that can assist them with essential resources. Often times they also lack the knowledge base to make informed healthcare decisions. They bring access and programming to them to fill the gaps. Building owners and developers can reap some financing benefits by implementing wellness programs on-site. Connect with her on Social Media and:
August 18, 2021
210: Chatting about Caring for Aging Parents with Amy Cameron O'Rourke
Today we are talking about aging parents. Amy Cameron O’Rourke is a nationally-known pioneer and advocate for senior care in the U.S. A professional care manager with over 40 years of experience, she is the founder and president of The Cameron Group: Aging Life Care Services in Orlando, Florida and author of The Fragile Years. Grab the Fragile Years On Grief and Grieving The 36 Hour Day My Mother Your Mother
August 16, 2021
209 : Chatting with Darlene West about Self- Condemnation and Chronic Grief
Welcome to another segment of our Sunday inspirational series. If not we ourselves, we probably know someone, who has suffered self-condemnation coupled with chronic grief.When street evangelizing and bringing the Word of God to mental hospitals Darlene West found there were many, non-Christians and Christians alike, who suffered from self-condemnation and chronic grief. Website: Grab Awakened by Grace { affiliate link} 
August 15, 2021
208: Chatting with Dione Martin about Family Dynamics
Today we are talking about family. I am joined by Dione Martin. She is the author of The Wool Over Their Eyes. Secrets have a way of taking on a life of their own — and they tend to reveal themselves at the most inconvenient times. Dione Martin’s family had a secret, and she was at the center of it. Martin poignantly explores the ways in which family secrets can pull at the fabric of our relationships, causing it to unravel, in The Wool Over Their Eyes, an authentic story of broken bonds that only forgiveness can repair. LinkedIn -  website Grab The Wool Over Their Eyes Linkedin Books We Discussed During the Episode {All affiliate links}  Ruby- Wrinkle in Time - Langston Hughes Poem - Harlem- Book where you can find the poem Dream Deferred Between the World and Me The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
August 13, 2021
207: Chatting with Nicole Odom-Hardnett about Blended Families
Today we are chatting about blended families. Nicole Odom- Hardnett is currently an Author and the President/CEO of a company that assists persons struggling with addiction. She has been an entrepreneur for over 10 years. She has published books Blended to Perfection and Dating Made Simple For Women, How To Ace The Dating Scene As A Woman To Have The Man Of Your Dreams To Hold And To Cherish  Connect on Linked In Grab Dating Made Simple for Women { affiliate link} Grab Blended To Perfection { affiliate link}  website
August 11, 2021
206: Chatting about Getting Sober with Amy Liz Harrison
Today we are talking to Amy Liz Harrison. Turning to the bottle may seem like an easy way to cope with stress, but it doesn’t solve anything, as she learned the hard way. Today, the mom of 8 who has been sober for 10 years and was just featured on Tamron Hall, is sharing her story. In her memoir, Eternally Expecting: A Mom of Eight Gets Sober and Gives Birth to a New Life...Her Own, Harrison details how even though her life was perfect on paper she was constantly overwhelmed and felt horrifically guilty that mothering alone wasn’t enough to fill her deep loneliness. Her rollercoaster to sobriety begins with blackouts at her husband’s work events, and twists and turns as she takes a nose-dive down the stairs while holding her two-year-old daughter, ending up in the ER. Things speed up as she ransacks hotel minibars and refills the alcohol bottles with water, overcompensates for her behavior by becoming a “Disneyland-type” mom with no financial boundaries, receives visits from Child Protective Services, and gets arrested. She gets off the wild ride through rehab, AA meetings, step-by-step work with her sponsor, therapy, acupuncture, new sober friends, and embracing a positive mindset. Grab Eternally Expecting { affiliate link} IG: @amylizharrison SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) Main page content SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
August 9, 2021
205: Chatting About Hidden Potential Sunday Inspirational Series
There have been so many emotions swirling around me that I decided to sit with them for a while, and it made me see things a little clearer. So here is what I have learned through studying Hidden Potential. Blog post-  Wendy Pope's Hidden Potential Book  Book { Affiliate link} Episode 36 Imposter Syndrome Episode Strength for Your Soul Devotional for Women - Psalm 31:24 366 Days of Joy and Hope in the Lord - { affiliate link} Courageous Influence: Embrace the Way God Made You for Impact - { affiliate link} Blogging Classes Website Francesca Battistelli - Holy Spirit (Official Audio) You Say - Lauren Daigle - Episode 119 Restored for Moms Panel Episode 143 Lucas Kitchen Episode Episode 75 Camy Kennedy Episode
August 8, 2021
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August 7, 2021
204: Chatting about the Pursuit of Beauty with Vince Spinnato
Today we are chatting about life and everything that it encompasses. Cosmetic chemist and “certified nose,” Vince Spinnato is the go-to expert in beauty product development, with a career spanning over 25 years in the personal care, cosmetic, and fine fragrance industries. Spinnato has formulated and developed hundreds of products for skin and hair care, color cosmetics, bath & body, and fine fragrances as well as baby products and pet products...and has experienced the glam, the glitz, and the batshit crazy. Buy My Pursuit of Beauty {affiliate link}
August 6, 2021
203: Chatting about how life is what you make of it with Dave Baldwin
Today we are about how life is what you make it. I am being joined by Dave Baldwin. Dave was actually referred to me by my dear friend Erica who was part of the Restored for Moms panel. Dave is a self-taught entrepreneur who first went into business for himself in 2007 after ten years in the technical field. www.
August 4, 2021
202: Chatting about Food Intolerance with Anthony and Staci
Today we are about food intolerances. After discovering their lives & careers were in jeopardy due to changes in their health, Anothony & Staci eventually discovered food was their prescription & wrote a book Food As A Prescription: A Handbook for Those Currently On or Prescribed a Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Corn-Free and/or Dairy-Free Diet {affiliate link} @locafoodsinc (Instagram & Twitter)
August 2, 2021
201: Chatting with Erica Burger as She Shares Her Story of Faith
Today we are chatting with my dear friend Erica Burger. You may remember Erica was part of the Restored for Moms Panel. Today is telling her story as a  part of our Sunday Inspiration series. Follow Erica on Tik Tok Books We discussed Forgiving What You Can't Forget Mere Christianity I am Loved
August 1, 2021
200: Celebrating 200 Episodes
Join me as I reflect on what 200 episodes mean to me!!!! 
July 30, 2021
199: Chatting about Serendipity with Neil Farber MD
Today we are chatting about unexpected events. It’s possible to prosper from happenstance and find fortune in fortuitous events if we open our minds and take appropriate action. In his new book, Serendipity: Utilizing Everyday Unexpected Events to Improve Your Life and Career, Neil J. Farber, MD, explores the profound role that happy accidents have played in the creation of many things we take for granted and takes it one step further to teach readers how to recognize serendipity and turn it into something meaningful. Grab Serependity {affiliate link}
July 28, 2021
198: Chatting about How to Overcome Fear, Anxiety, Worry and Self- Doubt with David Stone
At the age of 55, David Stone was an internationally known marketing consultant making healthy six-figures. He was also living in his car. Not the “living in my car” as in the road warrior who keeps Hertz in business, but literally, every night pulling into the same highway rest stop, grabbing the pillow out of the back seat, and spending the night with my leg wrapped over the gearshift. How he got to this situation can be summed up in a few words: Fear. Anxiety. Worry. Self-doubt. He had literally worried my way into homelessness. With that massive wake-up call, he set out to reinvent his life into one that is defined by joy and fearlessness. He succeeded. And now he shares what he has learned with others who want to overcome anxiety and self-doubt through his blog, books, videos, workshops, online courses, and keynotes. Website Book Unsubscribe from Anxiety: Opt Out of the Myth that Worry is Required and Take Charge of Your Own Life Now The Fearless Decision  Facebook Group
July 26, 2021
197: Chatting about Overcoming Fear with Migdalia Smith
Today we are chatting about a very heavy subject - fear and how it can cripple our futures. And Migdalia Smith had a lot to be fearful of. The survivor of abuse and sex trafficking wants other victims to know that God is real, and He can help. Smith’s new book, In the Case When God’s Promise of Safety Seems to Fail, which was inspired by real events, shares the story of one woman caught in a seemingly endless loop of bad decisions who finds salvation and healing through reconnecting with her faith — and trusting that God will not fail her. She is part of our Sunday Inspiration series. Instagram/Facebook  @authormigdaliasmith Twitter @migdaliasmith website to purchase  book Website
July 25, 2021
196: Chatting with Evan Stern About Audio Storytelling
Today we are chatting about audio storytelling. Evan Stern is Host and creator of Vanishing Postcards- named one of the Best Podcasts of 2021 by Digital Trends.
July 23, 2021
195: Chatting with Joenrhuz Host and CoProducer of The Time Capsule Show about Life in His 20's
Join me as I chat with Joenrhuz. He is the co-host/producer for the Time Capsule Show. We will discuss being in your 20s, feeling lost, finding purpose, battling perfectionism, and most importantly, self-growth. He faced many obstacles in understanding his role in this world, who he wants to be, and who people want him to be. His parents have always pushed him and his brother to be perfectionists, play classical piano for 10 years, achieve the highest grade in the class (they graduated valedictorian and salutatorian), always be #1. However, they always found themselves lonely at the top despite the accolades. Joenrhuz along with his brother started a podcast Timed Capsule Show with a group of friends because they wanted to show that everyday people have everyday stories. No matter how different we look on the outside, we all have similar struggles and successes that we can all connect with. Learn more about us YouTube:  Time Capsule Show Podcast Instagram: Website: 
July 21, 2021
194: Chatting with Weam Namou about the Cultural Stereotypes surrounding Arab Americans
Weam Namou was born in Baghdad to an ancient lineage called the Chaldeans (Neo-Babylonians who still speak Aramaic). She’s an award-winning author of 14 books, an international award-winning filmmaker, journalist, poet, and Ambassador for the Authors Guild of America (Detroit Chapter). She hosts a half-hour weekly TV show and founded The Path of Consciousness, a spiritual and writing community. She created Unique Voices in Films, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, and Namou’s work has been published in many national and international publications. One of her best-known books, The Great American Family, won the Eric Hoffer Award, and she wrote, produced, and directed an award-winning documentary based on the same book. Additionally, she has written and directed Pomegranate the movie, which you can learn more about at Very few stories represent Arab Americans in a positive light. Pomegranate is a refreshingly original, inspirational book that aims to help bridge cultural stereotypes through the relatable story of Niran, a young, liberal Iraqi Muslim immigrant struggling to balance ancestral traditions with the freedom of youth. Grab her book Pomegranate { Affiliate Link}
July 19, 2021
193: Chatting with John Helton about How Losing His Sight Made Him Find So Much More
Today we are chatting with John who is Christian Inspirational and Motivational Speaker. He was called to the ministry about a year after he lost a lot of vision due to having 3 brain diseases, all at one time, with NO immune system. Welcome to the show, I love your tagline “If a legally blind guy can do all of this, then what is YOUR excuse?” Stop Your Whining: Legally Blind with 20/20 Vision {affiliate link} Email Martial Monkey:
July 18, 2021
190: Chatting with Mother and Son writing team Laura & Tom Boldt about addiction and recovery
With intense courage and candor, mother and son coauthors, Laura and Tom Boldt share the raw accounting of Tom’s journey into alcohol and drug addiction and how that trauma reverberated throughout their circle of family, friends, and extended family. The book also charts Laura, who has a backstory. She is more than a mother standing by watching the life of her promising young son come undone. She has struggled with alcohol addiction firsthand but remains emotionally and physically sober and present for her son during his collision course with disaster. The Boldt family’s love and compassion is palpable as they work their way through deep fear, sleepless nights, and crushing setbacks. Grab Unraveled {affiliate link}
July 17, 2021
192: Chatting about Writing with William Joseph Roberts
Join me as I chat with William Joseph Roberts. He is an author, design engineer, and indie publisher with Three Ravens Publisher fighting his way to a career not born in an office. He is going to be sharing what he learned in his writing journey. And listen in to see what one thing we have in common. Check out his website
July 16, 2021
191: Chatting about Autism, Boxing and Noki the Book with Douglas Farrago MD
Today we are chatting with Douglas Farrago MD about his book Noki. NOKI, a fictional exploration of the ways in which the world views those with special needs. Author Douglas Farrago, MD, uses his decades of experience in private practice coupled with his past career in the boxing world to inform this empowering story about a young man with autism who must fight the system to become a professional boxer. website Book Grab Noki {affiliate link}
July 14, 2021
189 : Chatting with Susan Davidson about her Blog Ruth 216 Girl
Today I am chatting with my friend Susan Davidson from the blog Ruth 216 Girl. Susan has an amazing story of hope and how when you listen to God’s word he really blesses you. Susan, you may remember, was on a panel of several women who got together to chat about what being part of Nicki Koziark’s coaching group meant to her. Flooded Book Susan's Blog Susan's Facebook Susan's Instagram
July 11, 2021
188: Chatting with Author Christine Naman about her book About Natalie - a true story about her daughter's battle with addiction
Christine Naman’s heartbreaking story is one that plays out in far too many homes across the country. In her new book, Christine shares her journey as a mother and reveals the rollercoaster of emotions that loving a heroin addict unearths. About Natalie opens a raw, honest dialogue about substance abuse. For the About Natalie Addiction Comfort Community, please visit Grab About Natalie {affiliate link}
July 9, 2021
187: Chatting with Dr. Rajni Shankar-Brown about Homelessness
Today we are chatting about homelessness. Rajni Shankar-Brown, PhD, a  professor and Jessie Ball duPont endowed chair of social justice education at Stetson University, is the founder and executive director of the Poverty and Homelessness Conference (PHC). Order Tuluminous: Register for the Poverty and Homelessness Conference (PHC):
July 7, 2021
186: Chatting about Journaling / Free Journaling Workshop
Join me and my friend, Christine, from Journaling Through as we host a free workshop about journaling.
July 5, 2021
185: Chatting about Women In the Bible Marina Hofman PhD
Today we are chatting with Marina Hofman Ph.D. Marina is the author of a small group Bible Study called Women in the Bible. This episode will be part of our Sunday Inspirational post. I can’t wait for you to hear about the Women in the Bible she chose for this study. Women in the Bible Small Group Bible Study {affiliate link}
July 4, 2021
184: Chatting with Jason and Andrea creators of the app Suppertime
Join me as I chat with  Jason and Andrea creators of a new food/dining startup business/app launching soon in NC called, SupperTime. It's basically like an Airbnb of dining - creating truly one-of-a-kind southern dining experiences for guests to eat homemade meals (served family style) made and served in the homes of local hosts. Communities are full of amazing everyday cooks and we want to connect folks looking for great dining experiences to their kitchens - both as a learning and dining experience. This is also a great way for everyday home cooks to generate side income as well.
July 2, 2021
183: Chatting with NC Author Gordon Hutchinson
If author Gordon Hutchison is qualified for anything, it is perhaps opining on the human experience — by drawing on his own. After earning a BA in Psychology and Religion from Duke in 1971, he hitchhiked America for four years, punctuated by stints in Germany and the Virgin Islands, before landing in Japan in 1975. He spent the last three years of the ‘70s at a Zen monastery, ending up close friends with a rural yakuza godfather and his gang, and working as a doorman at a major cabaret during the same period. (His first book, Gangsters, Geishas, Monks & Me, chronicles this unique immersion course in Japanese culture.) Next came specializing in Japanese folk religions at Sophia Graduate School of International Studies, teaching Hatha yoga in Japanese and logging 24 years as a copywriter — five at the world’s largest ad agency and the rest at his own creative boutique. He returned to the U.S. in 2005 as a single father — the joys and sorrows of four marriages and divorces salted away for reference — and currently lives with his 18-year-old son, Evan, in Cary, North Carolina. Human nature: “To know a man, find his motives. To control him, find his pleasures.” Beauty: “Beauty is as beauty does, and it’s not always pretty.” Whimsical wordplay: “Is narcissism its own reward?” Grab Reality Bites at { affiliate Link}
June 30, 2021
182: Chatting About Grief with Kevin Ringstaff
Today we are chatting all about grief and how everyone deals with the grieving process with Kevin Ringstaff. Kevin is a pet chaplain and is studying to be a hospital chaplain. We chat about grieving a loss of a pet. We also chat about the loss people feel after the year 2020 due to the pandemic.  Website
June 28, 2021
181: Chatting about What is God Telling Me Today?
Today is a different chat. I am going solo on this one. I am chatting about a blog post I wrote about What God is telling me today? I mention several past podcasts in this chat so I will link them here.  Blog Post Chats with Lora :1. 2. Chat with Joan Murray Chat with Elizabeth Gould Chatting with Saira Chatting with Emily Odom
June 27, 2021
180: Chatting with Erin Merryn about Her Cat Carrot
Erin Merryn is an author, activist, speaker, wife, and mom to three girls—Abby, Hannah, and Claire—and a fur baby named Carrot. She was named Glamour Magazine Woman of the Year in 2012 and a People magazine Hero Among Us for her tireless work promoting Erin's Law nationwide with a mission to keep our children safe by educating them about personal body safety. She is the author of Bailey, No Ordinary Cat, Stolen Innocence, Living for Today, and An Unimaginable Act.  Diary of the Cat Named Carrot {affiliate link}
June 25, 2021
179: Chatting about Vets and Pets with Author Sandy Weaver
Join me as I chat with Sandy Weaver, the author of Happy Vet Happy Pet. Sandy is The Veterinarians' Champion™, an Author, speaker, mindset expert, and American Kennel Club judge. We will chat about how most veterinarians don't want to run a business, they want to help animals. Her company works with veterinary teams to create radiantly resilient staffers who work together better. Our veterinarians are happier, more successful, and can focus on treating their patients again. And more importantly how we can stop the increased rate of Veterinarians suicides  Grab Happy Vet Happy Pet { affiliate link}  fabulous organization that helps veterinarians in crisis
June 23, 2021
178: Chatting with Sean Whitley about Transitioning to Working from Home
Today we are chatting with Sean Whitley. Sean is a husband, dad and son. In the past year, he has been through family loss, managing finances for his parents and grandmother, having the worst years of his career before Covid, And how this year has been the best year of his career. But he still hasn’t figured everything out when it comes to parenting. Done By Noon Book { Affiliate link}  Two Sales Guy Podcast  Linked In to Follow Sean
June 21, 2021
177: Chatting with Christopher Boorman about Mindsets about Money
During a 9 month stint of unemployment, he managed to pay off their condo and still eat! It has not always been easy, but having a biblical mindset about money has definitely helped.
June 21, 2021
176: Chatting with Jamie Wright Esq
Join me as I chat with attorney Jamie E. Wright. Jamie is one of the most highly sought. after millennial lawyers and liability experts in Los Angeles. Her list of clients intersects law, business, politics, Covid, LGBTQ+, women's rights, race, and more. She will join me in discussing the unbalance of the female role during the pandemic. Plus I am sure we will be chatting about a whole lot more.
June 18, 2021
175: Chatting about Relationships with Padma Gordon
Today we are chatting all about relationships with Padma. Padma is a spiritual counselor, mindfulness teacher, and author of “Being Together: Practical Wisdom for Loving Yourself and Your Partner. She is super passionate about relationships and will be sharing tools, tips, and gems to help people cultivate deeply thriving and loving relationships.  Being Together: Practical Wisdom for Loving Yourself and Your Partner {affiliate link}
June 16, 2021
174: Chatting with Author Sarah Zabel About Depression
For far too many people, depression and mental illness are top of mind 365 days a year. In the race to understand the causes and cures of major depressive disorder, there is hope. Join me as I chat with Sarah Zabel the author of Fighting Chance: How Unexpected Observations and Unintended Outcomes Shape the Science and Treatment of Depression. It features current research, interviews with more than 20 experts, and the unforgettable stories of 16 people personally impacted by depression to deliver a 360-degree look inside the world of this debilitating illness. Grab Fighting Chance on Amazon { Affiliate link}
June 14, 2021
173: Chatting with Pastor and Author Joan Murray
Today we are chatting with Joan Murray who is the founder and CEO of Joan Murray Ministries and Seeds of Hope Worldwide. She is an international Bible teacher, pastor, speaker, author and loves the word of God and desires to see people experience freedom wholeness, and victory in all areas of life. Joan has recently released her new book “ You can TRUST Him” which was written for anyone who struggles with TRUSTing God during difficult seasons in their lives and when negative experiences and disappointments have eroded their TRUST. Instagram: @jmmcontactus Twitter: @jmmseedsofhope Podcast on all streaming platforms: Joan Murray Ministries Facebook: Joan Murray Ministries/Seeds of Hope Worldwide Missions YouTube, Pinterest, Faith Social: Joan Murray Ministries;  Grab You Can TRUST Him: Anchoring Your Hope in God During Difficult Times  {affiliate link} More Books from Joan { affiliate link}
June 13, 2021
172: Chatting about the Career Toolkit Book with Mark Herschberg
After teaching for 20 years at MIT's "Career Success Accelerator" class and working as a startup executive, Mark wrote a book, The Career Toolkit, Essential Skills for Success No One Taught You. 1 Minute Book Summary: The Career Toolkit Leadership, networking, negotiation, teamwork, effective communication–all skills we’re told are essential for success, but skills rarely ever taught. This book provides a quick and accessible means to begin learning and applying these skills filled with helpful anecdotes and actionable tips. Grab The Career Toolkit Book Website Contact
June 11, 2021
171: Chatting with Daniel Haight about Asperger's Syndrome
Join me as I chat with Daniel Haight who is living out his American Dream all while having a mental condition called Asperger's Syndrome since childbirth.  It has been classified as a mild form of Autism.  He will shed some light on this form of Autism and hopefully get rid of the stigma that some people have placed on the Autism spectrum.
June 9, 2021
170: Chatting with First Focus for Children Members
Join me as I chat with members of First Focus, a group that advocates on behalf of children.  They will share an overview of the Ambassadors program and invite you to join them for their Children’s Week events, beginning Monday, June 7th. Miriam Abaya will share a summary of the most pressing immigration issues affecting families and the actions they are asking the Biden Administration and Congress to take. website- Become an ambassador
June 7, 2021
169: Chatting with Educator Chad Dumas about what Parents can Do to Keep Children engaged in Learning this Summer
Join me as I chat with  Educator Chad Dumas about what Parents can Do to Keep Children engaged in Learning this Summer
June 4, 2021
168: Chatting with Author Tracy Lawson
Join me as I chat with author Tracy Lawson. She wrote the book Answering Liberty's Call (2021) set during the winter of 1778, is based on events in the lives of Tracy's 6x great-grandparents. When Anna Stone hears of the privations at Valley Forge that threaten her soldier husband and brothers, she sets out alone on horseback with supplies. Along the way, she is swept up in the events of a conspiracy to remove General Washington from the commander-in-chief post and risks her life to carry a message warning the general of the plot.  Grab  Answering Liberty's Call at {affiliate link} Facebook: @AnnaAsburyStone Website:
June 2, 2021
167: Chatting with Sam Pio
At such a young age, Sam Pio is living out her dreams as a Christian singer, actress, and model. She recently released a cover album, BE BLESSED, which features faith-based Christian Gospel songs such as Amazing Grace and O’Lord (now available on Spotify & iTunes). Still in the works is her solo album, BE THE LIGHT (release date TBD 2021), which will feature originally written Christian songs. The goal of her music is to bring an angelic, spirit-filled message of hope, love, and light after the tumultuous time the world experienced. Sam is also known for her performance alongside Goo Goo Dolls’ John Rzeznik for Amazon Prime’s first augmented reality movie musical called “It’s Christmas All Over with the Goo Goo Dolls.”  Grab Be Blessed on Amazon {affiliate link} Website: / Instagram, Facebook & Twitter: @sampioofficial
May 31, 2021
166: Chatting with Dillon Hill about Acts of Kindness
Dillon makes award-winning video series all about helping others in creative ways, like buying 11 billboards to help a cancer patient achieve her bucket list dream. He started this journey after his childhood best friend was given 1-year to live following a cancer diagnosis. He dropped out of college to help him with his bucket list dream!  Facebook Group
May 28, 2021
165: Chatting about Farming with Saira Menses
Join me as I chat with my friend Saira Meneses from Purpose Driven Family Farm. Listen in as we chat about farm life, homeschooling and they are surviving in the pandemic. I drove over an hour during the pandemic just to buy items from her farm stand and y'all I didn't regret it one bit. Tune in to see why I love supporting this family and veteran-owned family farm
May 26, 2021
164: Chatting with Meghan Krauss about her Self-Titled Album Release
Meghan Krauss is an American soul-pop, rock, and R&B artist, originally from Seattle, WA. Classically trained, she has been praised for her powerful bluesy vocals and energetic stage presence. Performing as the frontwoman for popular East Coast bands HyJinx and Steal the Sky, she was recruited by guitar virtuoso Greg Howe as the lead singer for the internationally recognized rock band Maragold. Influenced by music legends such as Whitney Houston, Ann Wilson, and Mariah Carey, Meghan has been singing since she was a young child. Now her new self-titled album, featuring the lead single "Let Me Introduce Myself Again", is ready to be shared with the world. Meghan's Album on Amazon
May 24, 2021
163: Chatting with Robert Misseri, the Co-Founder of Paws of War about Nubbs and the mission behind Paws of War
May is both National Military Appreciation Month and National Pet Month, making it a great time to help Paws of War with their mission. Stationed overseas, Army Sergeant Hetty has rescued a cat, called Nubbs, who had kittens. Now she’s received her orders to head back to the U.S., but she can’t bear the thought of leaving Nubbs and her babies behind. She has teamed up with Paws of War to try and bring them all back to her home in the U.S. Join me as I chat with Robert Misseri the Co-Founder of Paws of War about Nubbs and the mission behind Paws of War To learn more information : To Donate to Nubs campaign
May 22, 2021
162: Chatting with Kat McDaniel from BellaRuth.Co
After being laid off from her job due to Covid, Kat McDaniel turned her love of macrame into a business. Listen in as I chat with her about her journey into teaching macrame as well as creating pieces to sell Instagram  Notepad with Time Blocks { Affiliate link}
May 21, 2021
161: Chatting with Andy about the Power of The Internet to create an amazing project during the Pandemic
Join me as I chat with Andy about the project that he put together. It is  a photography project about relationships in the age of a global pandemic: “Corona Coupling.” Over 50 people invited him into their personal space during quarantine. This link will direct you to Volume 1: Check out Andy's Website Check out Corona Coupling
May 19, 2021
160: Chatting with Darrin about Public Speaking
Darrin has recently started pursuing Public Speaking and using his experience as both the VP of Sales for his company as well as his 14 years as the Head Coach of the ASU Racquetball team to draw from. Previous to this, he was a Top 20 player on the International Racquetball Tour, and his experience as a competitive athlete has really helped formulate his life approach in general around hard work, building a team of supporters, etc.  Visit his website  Connect on LinkedIn
May 17, 2021
159: Chatting with the owners of The Cookie Department
It was in 2019 that The Cookie Department began to take its current shape as America’s most delicious Ketogenic Cookie on the market. Resnikoff’s wife Elannah has had a long journey of healing from the debilitating effects of traumatic brain injuries. Consistently her team of doctors had recommended incongruous treatment protocols, with her body often feeling like a trial and error test subject. A rare area of agreement was that the ketogenic diet would decrease her inflammation and nerve pain, stabilize her blood sugar and lift her brain fog. Keto has been a huge win for their family!  Due to the stringency of medical keto, Elannah wasn’t able to indulge in her husband’s line of gourmet cookies, and there weren’t yet any ketogenic friendly sweets on the market. So, early in their relationship Resnikoff started baking her indulgent treats without sugar, carbs, or gluten. As the keto-friendly food space grew, the Resnikoffs sampled every keto cookie out there. None have been as satiating as those Akiva whipped up, so together they decided to transition the cookie line to focus solely on some of their favorite keto creations. website Coupon Code FrugalMom 20%
May 14, 2021
158: Chatting with Candy Leigh
Join me as I chat with Candy. She is a single mom of 3 who was laid off after having major back surgery and went through a massive life transition to reclaim her power and joy. She wrote a book about it: Finding Life In Between. Link to her book Book Finding Life In Between {
May 12, 2021
157: Chatting with Shiquita Hyman
Join me as I chat with Shiquita Hyman from The Unconventional Southern Belle. She is a fashion, beauty, and lifestyle creator who enjoys helping others achieve their best selves! Also, we will be chatting about the importance of representation.
May 10, 2021
156: Chatting about Service Dogs
Join me as I chat about service dogs with people from Animal Farm Foundation. Animal Farm Foundation’s service dog program takes a revolutionary approach to changing the lives of people and dogs. The dogs that are selected by AFF for training are labeled “pit bulls’ by the shelters and rescue organizations. This is a marked contrast with the pure-bred, purpose-bred dogs that are usually trained for service roles. Through this approach, AFF debunks negative stereotypes and reduces discrimination against both dogs and people. You know this particular episode hits close to home since we adopted Gigi - a pit bull mix last fall. Website about housing insurance Website Episode 6 Chatting with Stacy Coleman of Animal Farm Foundation
May 7, 2021
155: Chatting with Roland Achenjang
Join me as I chat with Roland Achenjang. He is the author of Who and Why You Are. Like you, life provided him with an abundant variety of challenges and setbacks that never seem to end. For over twenty-eight years, he questioned why this was the case. He struggled to make sense of it all by employing his Catholic religious teachings, pharmacy education, and business school knowledge to no avail. In frustration, he taught himself to meditate (happy medicine for the mind) starting in 2013/2014. After years of maintaining the practice, he experienced a spiritual awakening on August 21st, 2018. It helped him remember who and why he truly was and put the entire Earth life experience into a perspective Ihe now believe makes more sense to me than any understanding he held before. He also now believes what he remembered can be applied universally to everyone. Grab his book Who and Why You Are {Affiliate Link} website: Https://
May 5, 2021
154: Chatting with Author Elizabeth Gould
Do you know that the energy generated by our emotions is infinite, and there is no limit to how far that energy can propel us? Zuckerberg Institute coach and bestselling author Elizabeth Gould (whose work is endorsed by world-renowned life and business strategist Tony Robbins) offer a life-altering process of thinking in her new book Feeling Forwards. Elizabeth’s unique, revolutionary work teaches readers how to harness the infinite power of their emotions to help them move beyond challenges and become their greatest selves. Grab her book Feeling Forwards Website: Her Podcast Instagram Linked In Facebook Youtube
May 3, 2021
153: Chatting with Author Julie Moore
Join me as I chat with Author Julie Moore about her book The Pet Soul Book - A Guide to Letting Go and Connecting with your Beloved Pet. For free gift Website: You can grab her book here The Pet Soul Book { affiliate link} Twitter: @ZephyrMoore Facebook: The Pet Soul Book Website: Email: Instagram: thepetsoulbook
April 30, 2021
152: Chatting with Valonda Calloway
Join me as I chat with Valonda Calloway about her book "Tips from the TV Lady". We will also be chatting about something we both have in common. Book Tips from the TV Lady IG and Twitter @ValCalTV website Facebook Valonda Calloway On TV
April 28, 2021
151: Chatting with Melissa Harrell About Child Abuse Prevention Month
April is Child Abuse Awareness month. Join me as I chat with my friend Melissa Harrell, a mental health counselor about ways that we can protect our child from abuse. Here are the books that Melissa talked about during the chat. The Color Monster I Feel Lots of Feelings { all affiliate links}
April 26, 2021
150: Chatting with Wendell White
Join me as a chat with Wendell White whose story is so powerful. At 18 years old, he lay trapped in the trunk of a car and assumed it would be his last ride. Battered from a beating during a drug deal gone wrong, all he could think about was his 19-month-old son. White prayed. He asked God for forgiveness. He steeled himself to face the consequences of the sinful life he was living. And he wondered in angst, “How in the world did I get here?” His Book The Devil Thought He Had Me! is White’s raw, compelling story of resilience and survival, and profound testimony to the power of God’s grace and mercy. Grab The Devil Thought He Had Me { Affiliate Link} Website Facebook His Book The Devil Thought He Had Me
April 23, 2021
149: Chatting with James Thompson
Join me as I chat with James Thompson, an amazing person about what it is like growing up in the South in the '80s and all that he has accomplished. Book Life, Love& Lockup: My Pain Became My Character Klassic Konversations with Jae Tae & Lo
April 21, 2021
148: Chatting with Author Jill Phillips
Join me as I chat with author J.M. Phillips (Jill). She motivated by the retelling of family stories, she wrote Lamlash Street, which is about navigating family life in London after World War II. She is a storyteller with a passion to inspire families to connect through the telling of their past. Grab her book here { Affiliate Link} Jill's website
April 19, 2021
147: Chatting with Elliott Vang
Join me as I chat with Elliott Vang. He is a High Performance Coach. He helps guide people to self-discover new beliefs and new habits to live a life they have always envisioned. High Performance is about performing at heightened and sustained levels above standard norms for the long term. His clients will work on the personal life as well as the professional life.
April 16, 2021
146: Chatting with John Foley about the Power of Music
Join me as I chat with John Foley. John is a musician, a music therapist, author of one non-fiction book (on music and culture) and one historical novel with parallels to our time: "Adventure, mystery, romance, humor(u)r, repressive regimes, crazed cults and the End of the World - in 1538." Book Dancing Beast { Affiliate link} Website Twitter @thedancingbeast
April 14, 2021
145: Chatting with Chad Dumas about Education
Chad recently decided to leave a successful career (and steady income!) and become an independent consultant. He wrote a book, created a website, and am booking podcasts, webinars, and trainings for school leaders. Check out his website  For more information email Follow on Twitter @ChadDumas Grab Let's Put the C in PLC: A Practical Guide for School Leaders  Book Mentioned: If You Don't Feed the Teachers, They will eat the Students Sponsored Link-
April 12, 2021
144: Chatting with Parenting Expert Patrick Quinn about How to Make Learning Fun During Covid
Join me as I chat with Patrick Quinn, a former educator and a parenting expert at Brainly, the world's largest online learning community. He has some amazing suggestions on how parents can navigate virtual learning during COVID as well as how parents can incorporate learning into their home life and make it fun.  Check out the site Sponsor link
April 9, 2021
143: Chatting with Author Lucas Kitchen
Lucas Kitchen is an Amazon bestselling author with over 20 books written. His writing has been seen and heard by millions through viral videos, radio, and books. In addition to his writing career, Lucas is a filmmaker, pastor, and international speaker. He can also be heard weekdays on the syndicated radio show Grace in Focus. Join me as I chat with him about his life and his book Naked Grace: A Quest for Clarity in a World of Confusion.  You can grab the book on Amazon​ {Affiliate link} Sponsor Link 
April 8, 2021
142: Chatting with Terry Tucker about the Lessons Life Taught Him
He has reinvented himself frequently over his career. After he graduated from college at The Citadel (where he played NCAA Division I basketball), he was employed in the Marketing Department at the corporate headquarters of Wendy’s International in Dublin, Ohio. From there, he worked in hospital administration for Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. After getting married and moving to California for his wife's job, he became the Customer Service Manager for an academic publishing company in Santa Barbara. After their daughter was born and they moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, he became a police officer with the Cincinnati Police Department, where he was a SWAT Hostage Negotiator. Following a family relocation to Texas, he started a school security consulting business and coached high school girls basketball in Houston. Each time he took on a new job, he had to develop new skills and faced different challenges. There was always a significant learning curve with every new position. But his greatest challenge began in early 2012 when he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Acral Lentiginous Melanoma, which presented on the bottom of his foot. By the time the melanoma was detected, it had metastasized to a lymph node in his groin. His cancer is so rare (only about 6,500 people are diagnosed with this form of malignancy in the U.S. each year). One thing he learned during all his pain and suffering is that you have two choices. You can succumb to the debilitating discomfort and misery, or you can learn to embrace it and use it to make you a stronger and better human being. He chose the latter. There were times he felt so poorly and was in so much agony that he prayed to die. Each day was a struggle to use his mind to override his body's apathy and distress. He realizes pain and discomfort can beat you to your knees and keep you there if you let it. But he also came to appreciate that I could use my hurting and anguish to make me stronger and more resolute. He was no better at dealing with pain and discomfort than the next person. But every day, he found a way to survive, with the knowledge that he would need to do it again the following morning. He recently wrote a book, entitled Sustainable Excellence, Ten Principles to Leading Your Uncommon and Extraordinary Life, to help people find and live their uncommon and extraordinary life. The ten principles outlined in the book will provide the bedrock necessary to form the foundation of unshakable beliefs and dedicated behaviors to reinforce your attitude, no matter how much pain you must endure or how many obstacles you must overcome. His hope is that people who read the book will lead a life of significance, as well as a life of success. Unfortunately, his cancer experience hasn't ended with his conquering the disease. The melanoma that had plagued him  for over six years returned in 2017. But he refused to be a victim of this malignancy. He vowed to continue his fight. He knew the only way cancer could win is if he gave up or gave in to the disease, or it killed him. Motivational Check Website: Twitter: LinkedIn: Facebook:  Terry's Book Sustainable Excellence
April 8, 2021
141: Chatting with Rebecca King Crews
Join me as I chat with Rebecca King Crews. Rebecca is a singer/songwriter/actress and wife to actor Terry Crews. She debuted the pseudonym Regina Madre in 2018 to get an honest opinion on her music and soon had 2 radio singles, “(I Keep) Holding On” and “Destiny”. Although she has never stopped writing songs, she has taken several breaks from her career to raise her family. Rebecca believes in putting family first and the rest will follow. Join us as we chat about her career and what advice she would give to women going into this industry. Follow Regina Madre on Facebook Follow Regina Madre on Instagram Follow Regina Madre on Twitter Follow Regina King Crews on Facebook Follow Regina King Crews on Twitter Follow Youtube Channel Follow Rebecca King Crews on Instagram
April 6, 2021
140: Chatting with Shirnetta Harrell about No Woman No Girl
Join me as I chat with Shirnetta Harrell about the No Woman No Girl initiative. Just a few things about The No Woman, No Girl Initiative: - They ensure that no woman, no girl experiencing transition or crisis goes without everyday essentials to survive in Wake County, NC. Support their Startup Fund Check out their website
April 4, 2021
139: Chatting with A Group of Ladies about How One Thing Changed Their Lives
Listen in as I chat with an amazing Group of Ladies about How One Thing Changed Their Lives. This is one you won't want to miss. Books we mention 5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn't Quit {affiliate link}  Flooded-
April 3, 2021
138: Chatting with Simone and Noelle from Sassool Cafe about The Art of Charcuterie
Charcuterie boards are all the rage right now. I am excited to be joined again by sisters Simone and Noelle from Sassool Cafe. Hop on and learn the secrets behind creating the Perfect Charcuterie Board.  Youtube Video Blog Post- An Evening with Sassool Facebook Facebook Follow on Instagram Twitter
April 2, 2021
137: Chatting with Wendi founder of Strength 4 Spouses about Military Spouses
Join me as I chat with Wendi, the founder of Strength 4 Spouses- a website that helps military spouses navigate and cope with military life. Strength 4 Spouses believes you can build resilience by developing your inner strength through 4 pillars- fitness, faith, volunteerism, and finding purpose. Website  Follow on Instagram Follow on Facebook
April 1, 2021
136: Chatting about Working from Home with Mandie Stevens
Join me as I chat with Mandie Stevens about the many ways people can earn money working from home. If you are struggling and want to make extra money then this is the one show you don't want to miss. Gail's Episode
March 31, 2021
135: Chatting with Katie about Sexual Harassment and other things
Join me as I chat with Katie Dirkswager. Katie has lived in 4 states, traveled across the country, moved on a whim, and started her own business. During her journey, she has dealt with sexual harassment in the workplace and how to manage people. She is also an empath who loves helping others. We will have lots to talk about! Follow on Instagram @guidedpathcoaching Website   For a free session
March 30, 2021
134: Chatting with Susan De Lorenzo about Getting Past the Judgement
Join me as I chat with the Author of the Upcoming Book Pulling the Gems from Adversity, Life Coach Susan De Lorenzo is a survivor of invasive breast cancer whose marriage fell apart directly following her year of treatment. She is an expert in helping women coming out of life-altering adversities identify the "gems" that brought insight, experience, and self-knowledge to them. Working with them to use what they know to design and create their lives in alignment with what evokes deep satisfaction with oneself and positive feelings towards their future. Check out Susan's Website Connect with Susan on Linkedin Follow Susan on Facebook Follow Susan on Twitter
March 29, 2021