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Crystal Cnvrstns - A Resilience Podcast

Crystal Cnvrstns - A Resilience Podcast

By Crystal McFadden

Life is tough, we all seek to be seen, heard, and validated of worth. That somehow this mess of a life would equate to meaning and purpose. These Crystal conversations offer you raw, growth-minded, life-breathing conversations to emphasize that you are not alone in your feelings or your journey. Each highlight resiliency traits, mental health education, and healthy coping strategies that are sure to resonate, encourage, and equip you to begin seeing there is magnificence is this mess of a journey.

www.crystalmcfadden.com - Resiliency Communicator
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S3.E7 - Sanity for Special Occasions and Seasons
S3.E7 - Sanity for Special Occasions and Seasons
The world offers a number of pulls for our attention on regular days, now how much more so does it occur in seasons with major milestones, holidays, or unexpected events. Positive or negative stressors create a break in our routine and it requires a bit more intentionality to maintain healthy levels of wellness and stress navigation.  This short Crystal Conversation offers an approach to help you find sanity in seasons of special occasions.  
08:25
November 30, 2022
S3.E6 - Sanity Seeking in the Season of Wellness vs Sweets
S3.E6 - Sanity Seeking in the Season of Wellness vs Sweets
This world insists it knows what will make you feel better, get thinner, and experience peace. Does it really, or does it create more emotional agony than the effort is worth.  This is a Crystal Conversation focused on how to personalize your efforts and streamline your energy to experience energy for more "highway" style miles than "city mpg."  Take these tips to get your plan started and feel free to reach out on the website to chat for more information or personalized coaching:  www.crystalmcfadden.com
26:39
November 29, 2022
S3.E5 - You, Me and the Discomfort of Asking For Help
S3.E5 - You, Me and the Discomfort of Asking For Help
Are you the type who'll struggle until you collapse before asking for help or the one that asks for help but interrupts to show someone how YOU would do it so they can help you correctly?  No matter the type, we all struggle with asking for help in some way or we are so dependent on others that we lose our own sense of self efficacy (but we will save that for another episode). For this episode, I share the evolution of my humility and most recent battle with my pride in allowing others to help - even when it is clearly mutually beneficial.  Looking for a virtual or in person speaker for your event? Visit www.crystalmcfadden.com for more information.
23:00
October 27, 2022
S3.E4 - You, Me, and Finding Hope In The Hard Stuff
S3.E4 - You, Me, and Finding Hope In The Hard Stuff
As a young woman, I don't think I would have ever cheered for the hard times I was enduring nor the ones I remembered enduring as a child. Rejoicing in our suffering is not really a natural reaction and more likely one that will make people wonder what really is wrong with us. I empathize that suffering is truly a place of discomfort and outright unenjoyable, yet equally valuable when given the chance to be examined through a much wider lens. Take this time to consider the strengths being gained, the depth being established, and the perspective being eluded to in your own hard stuff. Looking to book a virtual or in person speaker? Visit www.crystalmcfadden.com for more information.
18:00
October 27, 2022
S3.E3 - You, Me, and wait - Really, Me?
S3.E3 - You, Me, and wait - Really, Me?
How often do you doubt your own ability to make a difference? I know inadequacies and feeling like a burden is a real struggle for many folks, including my own at times. This episode covers a few personal stories about two people who were exploring ways to make a difference in their day, the cliche catch all concept of "see a need, fill a need," and delivers an exercise for you to begin mapping out realistic ways to own the purpose of your life and ways you can make a difference (possibly without breaking a sweat).  More information on connecting with Crystal as a speaker for your event or workshop with your small group: www.crystalmcfadden.com Instagram:  @crystalcnvrstnsllc
29:10
September 20, 2022
S3.E2 - Where Do I Begin?!
S3.E2 - Where Do I Begin?!
When a therapist, coach, or friend asks.... "So how is it going?" or "What brings you here today?" Wow! What a loaded question, right? Most often we feel a bit overwhelmed, caught off guard, and sputter out some sort of emotionally flooded, "Where do I begin?!"  This is a common response and completely normal. Why else would you be seeking support if you hadn't reached a point you couldn't handle the pile of things on your own?  Many of us don't seek support until we reach our breaking point, and by that time it takes a minute to sort through the initial flood in order to find the true triggers that are keeping us in bondage from clarity and growth.  I'd like to offer a few thoughts on where to begin if this may be your response to such a question of "what brings you here today?" Want to learn more about our host, Crystal McFadden, or get connected to have her speak at your next event? Go to:   www.crystalmcfadden.com Follow on Instagram:  @crystalcnvrstnsllc
26:33
September 13, 2022
S3.E1 - You, Me, and The Search For Sanity
S3.E1 - You, Me, and The Search For Sanity
Ever feel like things are looking a bit foggier, messier, and uncontrolled than you'd like?  Wondering whether what you are thinking or feeling is really real?  What about if you've been struggling between the battle of are you hustling hard enough or in desperate need of a more efficient approach with a heaping pile of vacation?  No matter where you find yourself, I hope you'll be refreshed to discover than many of us are navigating this search for sanity.  This season offers real stories and tangible tools that allow you to examine, adjust, and grow right where you are. Want to get to know host, Crystal McFadden better or hire her to speak at your event? Go to www.crystalmcfadden.com for more information.
22:36
September 06, 2022
S2.E18 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Amanda Huffman
S2.E18 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Amanda Huffman
Serving through story, featured guest Amanda Huffman blends her desire to serve with the art of story telling through her blog and her podcast. Women of the Military podcast and A Girls Guide to Military Service series is blessing women across the world in their knowledge of history, personal stories, and insiders guide for women considering military service from those who have gone before them. This has taken tenacity and teamwork by this military veteran, spouse, and momma.  Connect with Amanda Huffman more at:  www.airmantomom.com  or any of her social media channels @airmantomom -------------------------------------------- Looking to hire host, Crystal Mcfadden, as a speaker for your group or event? Even work 1:1 with her as a coach?  Go to:  www.crystalmcfadden.com or find her on social media channels by searching @crystalcnvrstnsllc
56:36
June 30, 2022
S2.E17 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Amberlyn Roush
S2.E17 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Amberlyn Roush
Ever wondered how on Earth God can use your journey and show off what He had in mind for your experiences, education, and values all along? So often we wonder why we end up where we are instead of getting excited as to how God is using our story for His glory?  Get to know Amberlyn Roush and how she went from teen mom to business owner and now Foot Wellness Academy founder.   Connect with Amberlyn and follow her social media page for more information and stories here:  https://www.facebook.com/FootWellnessNurse Check out the website for upcoming information on services, the Foot Wellness Academy, and more: https://www.footwellnessnurse.com/ ------------------------------------------------------------------- Looking to hire a speaker for your team, group, event, or organization? Reach out to host, Crystal McFadden, at: www.crystalmcfadden.com Want to directly work in a 1:1 Strategy Session with Crystal?  Check out availabilities here and book now: https://calendly.com/crystalcnvrstns/strategy-session-90-min-175?month=2022-06
51:18
June 23, 2022
S2.E16 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Renee Benn
S2.E16 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Renee Benn
How do you cope with your anxiety? Shopping, eating, talking or walking? Exercise, bury it alive, face it head on, or do whatever it takes to survive? What this special guest has discovered that there is not just one way to cope and there sure are a lot who tend to pick. Yes, pick as an outlet to release the day's tension and experience a feeling of accomplishment. After being a fellow picker, she went searching and realized there was nothing out there to fulfill her picking fix. That problem was about to be solved. Listen in how Renee Benn began The Original Pick n Peel Stones company and just how many across the globe have fallen in love with this healthy and unique option. Want to learn more? https://picknpeelstones.com/ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Interested in booking host, Crystal Mcfadden, as your group's next speaker?  Visit www.crystalmcfadden.com to get started. Finding yourself leading a pack with no one to look to yourself?  This season's micro-group coaching session might just be the right opportunity to get the personalized attention you ache for while reaping the benefits of a small, trusted group atmosphere.   Reach out at: crystalcnvrstns@gmail.com
01:03:04
June 16, 2022
S2.E15 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Peg Arnold
S2.E15 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Peg Arnold
Slowing down to see the ways our heart indulges our selfishness in this world or noticing we have been chasing our ways over the things we want over God's ways can often be the very moments that bring us to our knees with gratitude. Join this segment as Peg Arnold highlights the reality of distractions in this world and how God uses them to draw us back to Himself.  Want to hear more from Peg and subscribe to her authentic blog?  Here is her website:  https://pegarnold.org/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ready to book host, Crystal McFadden, as a speaker for your next group event?  Start here:  www.crystalmcfadden.com Thinking about booking a personalized 90 minute strategy session or considering the next micro group coaching session packed with very small group micro sessions and 1:1 time with Crystal?  Now is the time!   Strategy scheduler here: https://calendly.com/crystalcnvrstns/strategy-session-90-min-175?month=2022-06
01:04:28
June 09, 2022
S2.E14 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Danielle Whalen
S2.E14 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Danielle Whalen
Often times it is the turn in our expected direction that God shows up the most. Hear from Danielle, a professional in the mental health field, on the grace extended to all humans throughout our hurts, habits, and hang ups.    Want to learn more and connect with Danielle? Go to: https://daniellewhalen.org/    ---------------------------- Want to book host, Crystal McFadden, as a speaker for your group or event?  Go to:  www.crystalmcfadden.com Ready to schedule a 1:1, 90-minute strategy session: https://calendly.com/crystalcnvrstns/strategy-session-90-min-175?month=2022-05
56:16
June 02, 2022
S2.E13 - Cliche Coping versus Real World Needs
S2.E13 - Cliche Coping versus Real World Needs
So often I see these memes or TikTok quick fixes that can cause more harm than good when it comes to a real person with real life pains. It breaks my heart to see what sounds like a really great outlet or idea miss some of the meat that meets a person where they are. This episode empathizes with the busy of this world, the noise we are bombarded with, and the reality of needing to personalize the wisdom we take in with where we are starting from. You'll experience empathy, encouragement, and a dose of simply education to get you started before you become overwhelmed with the next great guru's top three tips. --------------------------------------------------- Ready to book our host as your next event speaker? www.crystalmcfadden.com Ready to book your own 1:1 90 minute Strategy Session? https://calendly.com/crystalcnvrstns/strategy-session-90-min-175?month=2022-05
25:15
May 26, 2022
S2.E12 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Lori Vober
S2.E12 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Lori Vober
Strokes are for old people right? That is what Lori Vober thought at the youthful age of 29. This wasn't her first unexpected life challenge and it surely wouldn't be her last.  Lori shares how the power of perseverance helped her navigate hard life choices and point towards God's faithful plan through it all. Connect with Lori or order her book through one of these avenues: Email: lorivober@gmail.com Website: lorivober.com Blog: fromzerotothree.blogspot.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lori.vober Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lorilonghorn99  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To connect with speaker and host, Crystal McFadden, for your next group event go to:  www.crystalmcfadden.com or Book your 1:1, 90 minute strategy session here:  https://calendly.com/crystalcnvrstns/strategy-session-90-min-175?month=2022-05
51:07
May 19, 2022
S2.E11 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Stephanie Jones, The Kindness Experiment
S2.E11 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Stephanie Jones, The Kindness Experiment
When we feel overwhelmed, many of us don't get excited and feel like going out of our way to be kind to others. Usually we spend our energy battling the cry from within aching for help or support or desperately seeking a way out of or to control areas of our life during those times. In this conversation with the founder of The Kindness Experiment, Stephanie Jones shares how acts of kindness toward others can happen no matter where we are, how we are feeling, and despite imagined barriers of resources, age, or location. These acts of kindness not only impact the lives of others who receive, but there is consistent data the shows the act of giving impacts our overall wellness levels for the better also! This episode challenges you to consider kindness as an accessible choice worth seeking opportunities that can be integrated into your life today and those that can be planned for in the future. Host | Speaker Information can be found: www.crystalmcfadden.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Connect with or find donation information here for the Kindness Experiment: Facebook: @ImagineKindness21 Instagram:  kindness_experiment Email: KindnessExperimentPgh@gmail.com CashApp ID: $Imaginekindness Website: thekindnessexperiment.org Mailing address: Kindness Experiment 2630 Monroeville Blvd. P.O. Box 645 Monroeville, PA 15146 Donations can be mailed to the PO Box or sent via CashApp.  Checks should be made out to “Stephanie Jones” Gift Cards should be in $10 or $15 increments and can be for local lunch spots (Chick-Fil-A, Panera, etc), places like Target or Walmart, gas cards or Visa gift cards.
59:11
May 12, 2022
S2.E10 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Lisa Whitaker
S2.E10 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Lisa Whitaker
Often times, when we find ourselves in the hole of depression or unanswered prayers, we miss the opportunity to choose praise in the storm. We spend our time keeping busy as we are freaking out on the boat, and forget that Jesus is right there with us. In fact - calmly sleeping! Lisa Whitaker found herself needing to go back and examine some really difficult seasons and lessons taught in years prior when she realized she had a choice to accept God allowing her first of two son's leaving to serve in the United States Marine Corps (U.S.M.C). Her journaling and coping processes led to her publishing the book, "Dropping Anchor" and new military related projects that are currently in the works.   Connect with Lisa and stay in touch at: https://lisacwhitaker.com/  or her Hold Fast ministry page on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lcwhitaker318
56:46
May 05, 2022
S1.E9 - Professional growth evolution and reflection.
S1.E9 - Professional growth evolution and reflection.
The second solo episode of this season by host, Crystal McFadden, focuses on the power of our experiences throughout our journey here on Earth. As we move through professional growth in our field, those in mental health and other, we can begin to gain insights on our own growth potential and the way that ripples into impacting much further than our personal reach. Spend this time getting your own reflections generating on what this life has taught you. www.crystalmcfadden.com
24:27
April 28, 2022
S2.E8 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Sydney Lucas, LPC (PA), LPC-S (TX)
S2.E8 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Sydney Lucas, LPC (PA), LPC-S (TX)
Not your typical therapist, Sydney Lucas, began her dreams to pursue a career as a genetics counselor and in that pursiut realized her ability to train and teach in non-traditional settings. Learning a lot throughout her career as a mental health professional, from administration to clinical, adults and youth alike, Sydney has found strength in adapting boundaries and schedule rhythms that shift with the changing tides of her family needs. She knows the power of finding a good therapist and recognizes the need for each person to consider looking for a therapist like a good pair of shoes. Every pair may not fit well, but you'll know when it's a match. Enjoy this authentic conversation with private practice owner, Sydney Lucas. Learn more about Sydney and her practice here: https://wellcounselingcom.wordpress.com/ Or find her on instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/wellcounseling/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Looking to hire Crystal as a speaker for your event or professional growth workshop?  www.crystalmcfadden.com  Find Crystal Cnvrstns on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/crystalcnvrstnsllc/
01:04:13
April 21, 2022
S2.E7 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Andrew King, LPC
S2.E7 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Andrew King, LPC
Ever asked yourself why on Earth you put forth so much effort into keeping your marriage together, aching for it to work, and simply feeling exhausted after trying so hard? Join me as I talk with Andrew King, LPC about these real struggles, a number of helpful resources, and the reality of God's intended design around this unity between a male and female. Each bringing a level of awkward, imperfect, and oh so worth it aspects in seeing why marriages can be refreshing, complimentary, and point to God's magnificence despite our mess. 
57:12
April 14, 2022
S2.E6 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Anette Nance
S2.E6 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Anette Nance
Many leaders have been caught and bound by the lie that help creates weakness or highlights inability. In this conversation with Anette Nance, we discuss the power of using one powerful four letter word that allows her to serve her priorities well and expand her impact. Check out the many ways to create boundaries, step into new roles, and care for those you love in this powerful conversation of one who's been challenged and still seeks to shine a light in this dark world by making focused impact one act of service at a time.   Learn more about Anette and connect with her here:  https://anettenance.com/
52:08
April 07, 2022
S2.E5 - Crystal Cnvrstn on Vulnerability and Self Awareness
S2.E5 - Crystal Cnvrstn on Vulnerability and Self Awareness
Each month in Season 2, I will take a shorter solo episode to target a particular mental health topic at the end of that month. This month you will hear a bit about how I had to find vulnerability at the bottom of my self sufficiency and begin to develop self awareness in order to grow. Listeners will gain insights and encouragement in areas they too can begin to explore where they are, the heart cries they have, and some angles to start from. Speaker for hire information found here: www.crystalmcfadden.com
24:26
March 31, 2022
S2.E4 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Sara Makin
S2.E4 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Sara Makin
This episode features team-minded, servant hearted, innovative entrepreneur Sara Makin, MSEd, LPC, NCC. Sara is founder of Makin Wellness and author of three different books. Today she shares how this journey began and why someone's self reflection, ability to emotionally regulate, and the power of connection are enhanced in the therapeutic setting. As two professionals in the mental health field, you'll hear some skills we personally use and why we believe that finding a great therapist for the occasional check in or major life event is a positive step.  We also talk about the fact that not all therapists are created equal. Take note of a few red flags you'll want to watch out for when selecting a healthy and professional therapist for your healing journey. If you are Licensed Therapist in PA, a client seeking services in PA, or simply want more information on the books mentioned and information shared by Makin Wellness - visit the site here:  https://www.makinwellness.com/ 
50:47
March 24, 2022
S2.E3 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Darlene Larson
S2.E3 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Darlene Larson
Education is great, but something powerful stirs inside us once we make the choice to live and heal in spite of the struggle once endured. After years in a very unhealthy home and relationship and thanks to some foundational life rhythms of hard work, habits, and holding onto God's truths, Darlene coaches women and pours into the lives of women seeking clarity, navigating grief and loss, and escaping the wounds (seen and unseen) of bondage and abuse in various forms. This episode discusses the real pain points and clarifying moments that may occur when choosing to own the value God intended for your life, your gifts, and the insights He's equipped you with after enduring such a season.  Learn more by connecting with Darlene at heartswithapurpose.com or the download mentioned in the episode here: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/kS1Du3G
54:45
March 17, 2022
S2.E2 - Crystal Cnvrstn with LaShondria Smith
S2.E2 - Crystal Cnvrstn with LaShondria Smith
Serving our military affiliated population across the globe in a counseling and educational capacity has been a joy for LaShondria as we discuss how her call to "resurrect dead things" came to life in an unexpected yet encouraging form. She spends her days this year waist deep in her dissertation while holding on to the things that stir the peace within. Don't miss this skill-saturated episode where tools and stories abound. You are sure to gain some empathy, insight, and tools you can begin today from this Crystal Cnvrstn with LaShondria Smith. Find LaShondria for her monthly talks on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lashondria.smith Check our her chapter in the anthology:  She Writes for Him: Black Voices of Wisdom  
53:03
March 10, 2022
S2.E1 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Lee Wagner
S2.E1 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Lee Wagner
This conversation with USMC veteran and veteran advocate, Lee Wagner, covers a myriad of valuable topics around suicide prevention, wellness practices, and the importance of connecting and familiarity with culturally competent resources when working with veterans and military affiliated individuals. As veterans ourselves and having worked to serve this population in the non profit space, this became a refreshing conversation to encourage and remind those who are struggling that the journey does not end today and they are never alone. Learn more about The Resilient Veteran project as Lee mentioned, here:  https://www.theresilientveteran.org/ Register for the SCOPE Statewide project discussed here:  https://www.peru.pitt.edu/portal/scope-statewide-registration/ Connect with Lee by emailing questions here:  LEW146@pitt.edu Learn more about the resources on veteran suicide prevention here:  https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-yourself/veterans/   
59:42
March 03, 2022
S1.E22 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Lissa Figgins
S1.E22 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Lissa Figgins
Lissa spends her time on reflection and re-purposing efforts for a goal-achieved life. She shares how she has navigated her business and life with a focus on community with others. She shares her passion for learning and how that consistency impacts intentional choices for herself and her family. Lissa's efforts target those women in their forties who are ready to be re-purposing for success in their own terms. Connect with Lissa at www.lissafiggins.com for resources and so much more!
48:38
February 24, 2022
S1.E21 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Laura Schofield
S1.E21 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Laura Schofield
Do you notice those who are often sweet and quiet in the room? Wooo, you surely will want to take notice of this gal.  As seasons change for this family, co-founder of The Quiet Days Magazine, Laura Schofield sets her attention on one theme: see people. Laura has spent the majority of her adult life serving others. From homeschooling mom, US Marine Corp military wife, and previous service member herself - this RV living lady finds herself embracing a new chapter for their family with many plans left open for God to show them the way. Know that even though it feels like no one notices - we hear the pain of that feeling. Hear more from Laura: http://quietdaysmagazine.com
53:53
February 17, 2022
S1.E20 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Monica Lyles
S1.E20 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Monica Lyles
An opportunity to take a look back at a beautiful example of our creative God through the life of Monica Lyles - a retired United States Navy Chief, owner of Monica's Creative Confections and now studiously immersed in her Masters in Divinity program. Each of these having her ask, Lord, how will you use all of these endeavors you have shown and are growing in me for Your Kingdom? Her motherly soul and detail oriented approach create a unique left and right brain approach that allows her to love on those she's been entrusted and give all glory to our Creator.
01:12:15
February 10, 2022
S1.E19 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Troy Burd
S1.E19 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Troy Burd
Those who have listened to wise ones enough times know that someone who sees their life as a fairly regular life but has had the experiences like this beautiful soul has, you STOP, SIT, and LISTEN to what they are about to say. It is truly my honor to have this time with Troy and hear her heart speak about serving her family, others in her path, and now in the new phase of a not-so-retired mindset. Enjoy! And please reach out if you have comments for me to pass on for her to hear:  crystalcnvrstns@gmail.com  
58:08
February 03, 2022
S1.E18 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Holly McIlwain
S1.E18 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Holly McIlwain
This coach, published author, and encourager incites bravery into the personal and professional lives of women across the globe. By understanding the power of connection tied with self understanding and the glass balls we juggle, Holly brings wisdom and resources to this conversation you will be sure to enjoy. Find more information on her website:  https://www.hollyjoy.info/   or connect with other amazing ladies in the Brave Women Project here: https://www.bwp.life/ ------------------------------ Want this month's digital download for only $8, packed with reflective content on this month's conversations and opportunities for you to take a deeper dive into some of the material covered?  Email:   crystalcnvrstns@gmail.com  and ask for the January 2022 Digital Download.  Payment method: Paypal
01:07:10
January 27, 2022
S1.E17 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Heather Campbell
S1.E17 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Heather Campbell
If you've ever felt like your feelings were too much for others to handle or hear, we hope you've been blessed with one of those amazing angels on this Earth gifted with the ability to catch our chaos and bring some calm to our most broken moments. Find and connect with Heather here: https://glory-nutrition.com/
01:00:52
January 20, 2022
S1.E16 Crystal Cnvrstn with Delia Veschi
S1.E16 Crystal Cnvrstn with Delia Veschi
Owning our own journey and the mess we see up close and personal can be difficult. However, it is also, often, one of the reasons many servant hearted leaders begin pouring out into the lives of others - they have learned from personal experience. This trauma informed, RYT 200 Yoga Instructor, dog momma, and fellow woman veteran spends her time learning from the ways she manages her own physical, mental, and emotional needs in order to serve well when meeting others where they are in their journey. I am sure you'll be blessed with this authentic conversation as we both own our stories of the struggle. ------------------------------- Digital Download for this month, available by emailing: crystalcnvrstns@gmail.com and request the month's Digital Download for only $8.  Receive ten pages of reflection, education, and encouragement as you go deeper with the topics discussed in this month's episodes.
01:03:44
January 13, 2022
S1.E15 Crystal Cnvrstn with Jerry Howard
S1.E15 Crystal Cnvrstn with Jerry Howard
There's nothing like admitting your best advice came from your wife and recognizing your most valued wisdom comes from the bullets on your "failure resume." Jerry Howard, speaker, coach, a United States Marine Corp veteran, leader and intentional Husband and Father shares the value he has gained from unexpected changes in life and the power of listening to those who have gone before him. Learn more about Jerry here:  https://ephesians4u.com/ Get the free assessment to the "five voices" mentioned in this episode here: https://www.giant.tv/e4leadersjh ------------------------------- Digital Download for this month, available by emailing: crystalcnvrstns@gmail.com and request the month's Digital Download for only $8.  Receive ten pages of reflection, education, and encouragement as you go deeper with the topics discussed in this month's episodes.
01:06:32
January 06, 2022
S1.E14 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Nicole Narvaez Manns
S1.E14 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Nicole Narvaez Manns
The split often comes between those who believe there is one that is better: Team Entrepreneur verses Team 9-to-5. Have you chosen a side? Do you have to? Nicole aka Nikki from "Nikki's Magic Wand" has held a demanding and ever growing career in a very reputable company while growing her own company and now having had two books published. She truly believes that the choice remains with the individual, she gains fulfillment from both her entrepreneurial side as well as her leadership role within a larger company. When we find a balance that feeds our family and our soul, there's no need for division between the two.    Learn more about Nicole here: https://www.nicolenmanns.com/ Get the magic wand here: https://nikkismagicwand.com/the-wand/ ----------------------------------------- Digital Download for this month, available by emailing: crystalcnvrstns@gmail.com and request the month's Digital Download for only $8. Receive ten pages of reflection, education, and encouragement as you go deeper with the topics discussed in this month's episodes.
52:17
December 30, 2021
S1.E13 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Colette Schaffer
S1.E13 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Colette Schaffer
There is nothing like doing life in a town where everyone knows your name and the nearest Wal-Mart is a two hour drive from your home. In a new season of empty nesting, Colette and her husband still navigate the life they have built in South Dakota while reaching many around the globe. Visit SchafferMinistries.com for more information and get the materials discussed in the episode. ------------------------------------------- Digital Download for December 2021, available here: https://mentalmiles.crystalmcfadden.com/pl/2147552886 or Email: crystalcnvrstns@gmail.com to request this month's introductory Digital Download for $8 and get 10 pages of reflection, education, and encouragement as you go deeper with the topics discussed in all five episodes.
56:45
December 23, 2021
S1.E12 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Dave Hartman
S1.E12 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Dave Hartman
Ever wonder the importance of learning from other leaders, both strong and poor at their role? What about the importance of connection with like minded decision makers who want to empower rather than compete? Dave shares the value in his new season of retirement and how he is intentionally busier than ever connecting with folks who want to make a difference where they've been called to serve.  Digital Download for December 2021, available here:  https://mentalmiles.crystalmcfadden.com/pl/2147552886 or Email: crystalcnvrstns@gmail.com to request this month's introductory Digital Download for $8 and get 10 pages of reflection, education, and encouragement as you go deeper with the topics discussed in all five episodes.
52:01
December 16, 2021
S1.E11 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Marta Sauret Greca
S1.E11 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Marta Sauret Greca
A multilingual media mogul and momma of soon to be six joins us to highlight the value of the steps we take, the decisions we make, and the boundary lines we draw. Known as "Marta the Minimalist," she shares wisdom nuggets from having to move back into her parents home with husband and children to celebrating the shift into their dream home this year.   Learn more at her website:  http://martasauretgreca.com/ Digital Download for December 2021, available here: https://mentalmiles.crystalmcfadden.com/pl/2147552886 or Email: crystalcnvrstns@gmail.com to request this month's introductory Digital Download for $8 and get 10 pages of reflection, education, and encouragement as you go deeper with the topics discussed in all five episodes.
45:55
December 09, 2021
S1.E10 - Crystal Cnvrstns with Shannon Koch
S1.E10 - Crystal Cnvrstns with Shannon Koch
A conversation featuring Shannon Koch, co host of the Pier 54 - A General Hospital Fan Podcast and advocate of the education and understanding around those who are differently abled children, adults, and family.  You'll gain coping, self care, education and inspiration tidbits across a myriad of topics that are sure to bless your day. Listen and learn more about the Pier 54 - A General Hospital Fan Podcast here: https://pier54podcast.wixsite.com/pier54/home Find Shannon: https://www.thepreferredrealty.com/real-estate-agent/2243093/shannon-koch/details/ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Digital Download for December 2021, available here: https://mentalmiles.crystalmcfadden.com/pl/2147552886 or Email: crystalcnvrstns@gmail.com to request this month's introductory Digital Download for $8 and get 10 pages of reflection, education, and encouragement as you go deeper with the topics discussed in all five  episodes.
01:02:55
December 02, 2021
S1.E9 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Kennita Williams
S1.E9 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Kennita Williams
Also known as Coach Kay, Kennita is about to host her third annual Clear Vision Conference in Tampa FL, January 2022 alongside her husband Nick Williams. They are also a recently retired Air Force family and busy from their recent relocation from North Pole Alaska to Florida! If you are a leader in need of clearer vision regarding the pillars of organizational, spiritual, personal, and financial leadership - this could be the opportunity to connect with other like minded leaders while soaking up the wisdom and sunshine in January 2022. Registration can be found here:  https://www.clearvisionconsultingllc.org/af/115508553/1107416
56:02
November 25, 2021
S1.E8 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Anthony Cosby
S1.E8 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Anthony Cosby
Owner of STZY Socks (a pending B Corporation), retired Navy officer, proud husband and father - Anthony Cosby joins me to discuss the value of growing up and watching the elements of seemingly unrelated paths in the journey suddenly be revealed and become weaved together for God's glory while impacting the lives of young athletes in big ways. 
51:24
November 18, 2021
S1.E7 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Mike Hatch
S1.E7 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Mike Hatch
Air Force veteran, radio show host, author, husband and father shares the importance and power behind vulnerable accountability as it contributes to empowered manhood (& womanhood). He is passionate about the power of connection with eternally minded impact makers to one another.
50:27
November 11, 2021
S1.E6 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Kerri Jeter
S1.E6 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Kerri Jeter
Founder of Freedom Sisters Media, a Woman VetHERan-Owned Media Company that champions change for women veterans through authentic storytelling. Kerri shares stories of success rhythms and unique experiences that have allowed her to continue in her own growth journey while equipping and empowering others to share their stories.
43:05
November 04, 2021
S1.E5 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Lytia Brock
S1.E5 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Lytia Brock
Sometimes the overwhelm of kids, goals, and work feels like a barrier to a bigger call God has on our lives. Lytia shares some ways she navigates the demands of this life and her responsibilities with boundaries and direction while remaining grounded in her faith. 
45:35
October 28, 2021
S1.E4 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Kim Cusimano
S1.E4 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Kim Cusimano
Mother of 4, two of those are adult children with special needs. Married for 30 years and an outpouring of authentic lifestyle realities and options to cope, grow, and CHOOSE our perspective shifts at the critical thought junctures that can keep us going or tear us apart. You will be thoroughly blessed by her attitude and sure want to share with friends and family members who resonate with this topic of caretaking.
49:17
October 21, 2021
S1.E3 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Jessi Wagner
S1.E3 - Crystal Cnvrstn with Jessi Wagner
A great conversation with Owner of SolSpace, LLC, co author in the new release Twenty Won, and creator of Mama Mantras. This episode will be sure to encourage you to take action from the inside out in order to see the fruits you've been called to produce in this life.
54:21
October 14, 2021
S1.E2 - Crystal Cnvrstns with Jim Skal
S1.E2 - Crystal Cnvrstns with Jim Skal
Special guest, Jim Skal, is founder and executive director of Outdoor Immersion. A community care mission that uses outdoor activities to create connections that move veterans from isolation to community and rebuild resilience physically, mentally, and spiritually. Jim and his team use outdoor activities to provide meaningful connection to one another as well as God's creation.  Hear how he has taken steps of faith from a seemingly unrelated and stable industry profession that provided well for his family, and now aligns his passion with his role in this continually growing mission. He also shares how we can find peace in the midst of heavy burdens. Listen in and share with a friend. Learn more, to include information on the November 6th event at: outdoorimmersion.org
41:56
October 07, 2021
Welcome to the Crystal Conversations Podcast
Welcome to the Crystal Conversations Podcast
This is a unique episode as host, Crystal McFadden, will be the primary voice heard. Majority of episodes will be interview format with special guests highlighting stories and resiliency tool takeaways for listeners; however, solo episodes such as this will be sprinkled throughout the season.
19:38
October 01, 2021