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On A Lighter Note Podcast

On A Lighter Note Podcast

By LightWorkers Media

From award-winning producer and actress Roma Downey's LightWorkers Media, welcome to the On a Lighter Note Podcast hosted by writer & speaker Elyse Murphy. Here we have conversations with people from all walks of life to speak into the ways we are coping with the ups, the downs and the detours of life to help us thrive even in challenging times. Even when it seems we're surrounded by darkness, there's always a little bit of light to be found - so let's go find it together! New episode airs every Tuesday.
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God Won't Rush Your Grief with Levi Lusko
God Won't Rush Your Grief with Levi Lusko
Where do we find the room to fit the enormous emotion that is grief? In Christian culure, we have a reputation for throwing phrases around like "they're in a better place" but not acknowleding the unthinkably painful and often slow process of lamenting. Nearing the Christmas season - many of us are faced the reminder of loss. Pastor of Fresh Life Church Levi Lusko vulnerably shares the story of the tragic and unexpected death of his 2-year old daughter and how he found his footing again. What does lamenting look like without staying trapped in a dark place? How do we trust in God when we are completely shattered by greif, and met with millions of dark and confusing feelings?   Levi thoughtfully shares how to walk with God through the grief and not try to skip to the good part. The peace that surpasses all understanding is real and tangible in Levi's life. Our hearts go out to everyone who is grieving whether a recent or past loss this holiday season. This conversation will encourage you to allow God to shape your perspective around grief and turn pain into power. From award-winning producer and actress Roma Downey's LightWorkers Media, welcome to the On a Lighter Note Podcast hosted by writer & speaker Elyse Murphy. Here we have conversations with people from all walks of life to speak into the ways we are coping with the ups, the downs and the detours of life to help us thrive even in challenging times. Even when it seems we're surrounded by darkness, there's always a little bit of light to be found - so let's go find it together! New episodes air every Tuesday.
24:13
November 29, 2022
Let Me Tell You About My So-Called Best Friend (cuz she’s more than a bestie she’s family) with Katy Knox
Let Me Tell You About My So-Called Best Friend (cuz she’s more than a bestie she’s family) with Katy Knox
How do we forge authentic, deep, life-giving friendships in a culture of staying socially “booked and busy” yet quietly guarded? Thanksgiving is no longer just a family holiday — it’s a time to focus on friendship, some of the most crucial relationships in our lives. But what does it take to not only find a true friend but to be a true friend? In this episode, Elyse invites none other than her so-called best friend (more like soul sister) Katy Knox to speak to the heights, valleys and ultimately life-changing learnings through forging their friendship over the years. From shedding walls of insincerity, loving even when it's hard, to differentiating codependent relationships from covenant relationships…this conversation with Katy and Elyse will invite you to thoughtfully vet your friendships, set healthy boundaries and recognize the power of vulnerability - with plenty of laughs along the way. Whether your circle is too large or too small, we can all glean immeasurable wisdom and strength through our friendships. From award-winning producer and actress Roma Downey's LightWorkers Media, welcome to the On a Lighter Note Podcast hosted by writer & speaker Elyse Murphy. Here we have conversations with people from all walks of life to speak into the ways we are coping with the ups, the downs and the detours of life to help us thrive even in challenging times. Even when it seems we're surrounded by darkness, there's always a little bit of light to be found - so let's go find it together! New episodes air every Tuesday.
50:53
November 22, 2022
MINISODE: Inside The Chosen Season 3: "The Honeymoon Is Over"
MINISODE: Inside The Chosen Season 3: "The Honeymoon Is Over"
The Chosen TV series based on the life of Jesus told from the perspective of the disciples has become a global phenomenon. Now stepping into the third season, the honeymoon is over, and the disciples must now deal with the costs of following the Messiah. In this special minisode Elyse sits down with some of your favorite cast members, the writers, and more from The Chosen to share insights on the series, the roles they play and how its impacted their lives as well as audiences around the world. Get ready for this special look behind the scenes. And be sure to get your tickets to watch episode 1 and 2 in theaters 🍿🎥 starting this Friday Nov 18th available at thechosentickets.com  From award-winning producer and actress Roma Downey's LightWorkers Media, welcome to the On a Lighter Note Podcast hosted by writer & speaker Elyse Murphy. Here we have conversations with people from all walks of life to speak into the ways we are coping with the ups, the downs and the detours of life to help us thrive even in challenging times. Even when it seems we're surrounded by darkness, there's always a little bit of light to be found - so let's go find it together! New episode airs every Tuesday.
28:09
November 16, 2022
Setting Healthy Boundaries for the Holidays with Dr. Anita Phillips
Setting Healthy Boundaries for the Holidays with Dr. Anita Phillips
Do you find yourself looking forward to the holidays but also dreading it? Does this time of year fill you with excitment but also anxiety? How do you stay sane dealing with family when holidays and trauma don't mix? How do we smile through "most wonderful time of the year" when coping with loss, divorce, or other traumas?  Trauma therapist and life coach, Dr. Anita Phillips addresses major quesitons surrounding navigating mental health and challegning family dynamics all during "the happiest time of the year". She encoruages us to give ourselves permission to lavishly protect our hearts by setting healthy boundaries with anyone who steals your joy - even if it "ruins" tradition. Dr. Phillips walks us through the stigma of "disrupting the peace" when confronted with painful relationship dynamics we often feel obligated to appease when Thanksgiving and Christmas roll around.  When we often feel we have to choose greif or grattitude - Dr. Phillips reminds us we don't have to delcare a winner.  Leave this profound conversation encouraged with tools to move through the holidays with room for both our messy, mixed-up emotions and the true joys of the holiday season. From award-winning producer and actress Roma Downey's LightWorkers Media, welcome to the On a Lighter Note Podcast hosted by writer & speaker Elyse Murphy. Here we have conversations with people from all walks of life to speak into the ways we are coping with the ups, the downs and the detours of life to help us thrive even in challenging times. Even when it seems we're surrounded by darkness, there's always a little bit of light to be found - so let's go find it together! New episode airs every Tuesday.
37:06
November 15, 2022
Brave Enough to Be Broken with Toni Collier
Brave Enough to Be Broken with Toni Collier
Do you ever find yourself answering “I’m OK” when you're really not OK? We live in a culture of hiding the messy, broken parts of ourselves from our friends, families and God. How do we face our brokenness to find healing in the areas we try to hide? Many of us feel the pressure to be perfect, but what we really want is the freedom to be broken. In this episode Toni Collier, founder of the international women's ministry Broken Crayons Still Color — will show us how to bravely process our brokenness so we can experience the fullness of God's healing. In her new book "Brave Enough to Be Broken", Toni dives into her own story of trauma, spiritual abuse, heartbreak and the deep wells of shame that try to trap us in the darkness. Elyse and Toni speak into the real path towards healing through finding the courage to be honest with ourselves and ultimately God. We’ll learn how to find the beauty beyond the bruises of our past and embrace the lasting hope only found in Jesus. From award-winning producer and actress Roma Downey's LightWorkers Media, welcome to the On a Lighter Note Podcast hosted by writer & speaker Elyse Murphy. Here we have conversations with people from all walks of life to speak into the ways we are coping with the ups, the downs and the detours of life to help us thrive even in challenging times. Even when it seems we're surrounded by darkness, there's always a little bit of light to be found - so let's go find it together! New episodes air every Tuesday.
52:46
November 08, 2022
Don't Live in Survival Mode with Rev. Samuel Rodriguez
Don't Live in Survival Mode with Rev. Samuel Rodriguez
What do you do when you feel like you’re stuck in survival mode? When there seems to be no end to the chaos? How do you reconcile a season where so much has been lost? Learn how to go from survival mode to thriving with one of the most influential voices of our lifetime, Pastor Samuel Rodriguez. In this episode Pastor Samuel shares his own journey of weathering the storms and the key to finding hope in the midst of a difficult season. So wherever your faith and emotional levels are today, whatever season you are walking through right now, count on a fire hose of encouragement that will actively energize your faith and give you that extra push you need to keep pressing toward everything that God has called you to. From award-winning producer and actress Roma Downey's LightWorkers Media, welcome to the On a Lighter Note Podcast hosted by writer & speaker Elyse Murphy. Here we have conversations with people from all walks of life to speak into the ways we are coping with the ups, the downs and the detours of life to help us thrive even in challenging times. Even when it seems we're surrounded by darkness, there's always a little bit of light to be found - so let's go find it together! New episode airs every Tuesday
49:32
November 01, 2022
MINISODE: How to Survive an In-Between Season
MINISODE: How to Survive an In-Between Season
What do we do in the ‘in-between’ seasons? When we have said goodbye to one season but haven’t quite arrived at the next — how do we cope? It’s like wearing summer clothes when fall weather is fast approaching. The anticipation of a new season is when the pain or discomfort is at its greatest. In this episode Elyse walks us through her learnings from scripture in how to recognize and honor our feelings of exhaustion, discomfort and awkwardness in a transition season. However, what it practically looks like to meet God in the awkward in-between with faith. From award-winning producer and actress Roma Downey's LightWorkers Media, welcome to the On a Lighter Note Podcast hosted by writer & speaker Elyse Murphy. Here we have conversations with people from all walks of life to speak into the ways we are coping with the ups, the downs and the detours of life to help us thrive even in challenging times. Even when it seems we're surrounded by darkness, there's always a little bit of light to be found - so let's go find it together! New episode airs every Tuesday.
28:41
October 27, 2022
Shutting Down The Critics (Including Your Inner Critic!) with Anand Chulani
Shutting Down The Critics (Including Your Inner Critic!) with Anand Chulani
What does it mean to rise above the critics? How do we truly achieve success? Is it even possible to get to a place of happiness, peace and contentment? International award-winning speaker and success coach, Anand Chulani, is here to help you unlock the strategies and tools needed to sustain true success in a way that will keep you healthy, happy and feeling fulfilled. True success comes not only from external wins, but when we take a deeper look within. From award-winning producer and actress Roma Downey's LightWorkers Media, welcome to the On a Lighter Note Podcast hosted by writer & speaker Elyse Murphy. Here we have conversations with people from all walks of life to speak into the ways we are coping with the ups, the downs and the detours of life to help us thrive even in challenging times. Even when it seems we're surrounded by darkness, there's always a little bit of light to be found - so let's go find it together! New episodes air every Tuesday.
50:44
October 25, 2022
When Success Breaks Your Heart with Ally Brooke
When Success Breaks Your Heart with Ally Brooke
Have you ever worked hard to finally reach your dream only to feel lost and confused instead of rewarded? Singer Ally Brooke was in the exact same boat both during and after her time with Fifth Harmony. From smiling for cameras at red carpet events yet feeling her lowest from the harsh public scrutiny - to enduring rejection after rejection in her search for a new label as a solo artist. God showed up and rescued her in ways she couldn’t imagine. Hear how she learned how to accept and trust God’s plan for her life no matter what her circumstances looked like. Ally speaks into how adversity gave birth to incredible beauty, and how we can carry the keys to overcoming darkness in our own lives. Leave this discussion inspired to hold on to tight to your faith and believe that something greater is on the other side of your pain, frustration or doubt. From award-winning producer and actress Roma Downey's LightWorkers Media, welcome to the On a Lighter Note Podcast hosted by writer & speaker Elyse Murphy. Here we have conversations with people from all walks of life to speak into the ways we are coping with the ups, the downs and the detours of life to help us thrive even in challenging times. Even when it seems we're surrounded by darkness, there's always a little bit of light to be found - so let's go find it together! New episodes air every Tuesday.
40:46
October 18, 2022
You're An Influencer... (Even If You Don't Know It Yet!) with Chad Veach
You're An Influencer... (Even If You Don't Know It Yet!) with Chad Veach
What does being a leader actually mean? What does being a GOOD leader mean? Bestselling Author and Pastor of Zoe Church Chad Veach downloads all the knowledge to equip and empower the leader in all of us.  In this episode Chad will dive into the art of recognizing our own influence and then harnessing it for good. He’ll also teach us how to lead the hardest person you’ll encounter — yourself. Leave this discussion encouraged and motivated to cultivate the gifts God has given you while being an influence to those around you.  From award-winning producer and actress Roma Downey's LightWorkers Media, welcome to the On a Lighter Note Podcast hosted by writer & speaker Elyse Murphy. Here we have conversations with people from all walks of life to speak into the ways we are coping with the ups, the downs and the detours of life to help us thrive even in challenging times. Even when it seems we're surrounded by darkness, there's always a little bit of light to be found - so let's go find it together! New episodes air every Tuesday.
24:20
October 11, 2022
Hard Truth Doesn't Have To Be Harsh Truth with Lisa Bevere
Hard Truth Doesn't Have To Be Harsh Truth with Lisa Bevere
How do we champion truth in a world of quick offense? Well, author, speaker and truth-telling warrior Lisa Bevere is here to guide us. In this episode Lisa will break down the difference between harsh truth and hard truth — and how to handle it ourselves. From navigating sensitive conversations with empathy and honesty to the keys to navigating some of our most crucial relationships from friendships to dating. Lisa is getting into it all — but not without a little bit of fire and a lot of laughs along the way. Listen in for a special cameo from John Bevere here to drop his own keys of wisdom too! It's all here on On a Lighter Note Podcast.  From award-winning producer and actress Roma Downey's LightWorkers Media, welcome to the On a Lighter Note Podcast hosted by writer & speaker Elyse Murphy. Here we have conversations with people from all walks of life to speak into the ways we are coping with the ups, the downs and the detours of life to help us thrive even in challenging times. Even when it seems we're surrounded by darkness, there's always a little bit of light to be found - so let's go find it together! New episode airs every Tuesday.
52:27
October 04, 2022
Your Detour Isn't a Surprise to God with Angela Manuel-Davis
Your Detour Isn't a Surprise to God with Angela Manuel-Davis
Do you feel like life has taken a sudden detour and you have no directions to get back on track? In this episode of On A Lighter Note Podcast, Elyse chats with International Speaker, Motivational Coach "Fitness Evangelist" Angela Manuel-Davis to remind us that even in the midst of detours, our purpose never changes. Get ready for the pep talk of a lifetime as Angela explains how to make the most out of whatever situation we may face and shares her own testimony of “letting go in order to level up.”. Regardless of how we’re feeling, we can all choose to be of service to others, and be someone’s encouragement and motivation. In return, we are blessed beyond anything we could’ve imagined. From award-winning producer and actress Roma Downey's LightWorkers Media, welcome to the On a Lighter Note Podcast hosted by writer & speaker Elyse Murphy. Here we have conversations with people from all walks of life to speak into the ways we are coping with the ups, the downs and the detours of life to help us thrive even in challenging times. Even when it seems we're surrounded by darkness, there's always a little bit of light to be found - so let's go find it together! New episode airs every Tuesday.
40:54
September 27, 2022
MINISODE: How Did We Even Get Here!?
MINISODE: How Did We Even Get Here!?
Everyone, meet Elyse! She’s an aussie pastor’s kid turned pastor - with a competitive streak, big personality and even bigger heart. Today we’re diving into our first minisode — a “friendship speed date” with your new best friend. Get to know more about our phenomenal host Elyse Murphy as she dives into her story, and the heart and vision behind On A Lighter Note Podcast. From award-winning producer and actress Roma Downey's LightWorkers Media, welcome to the On a Lighter Note Podcast hosted by writer & speaker Elyse Murphy. Here we have conversations with people from all walks of life to speak into the ways we are coping with the ups, the downs and the detours of life to help us thrive even in challenging times. Even when it seems we're surrounded by darkness, there's always a little bit of light to be found - so let's go find it together! New episode airs every Tuesday.
20:05
September 22, 2022
Why Failure is Your Greatest Gift with Christine Caine
Why Failure is Your Greatest Gift with Christine Caine
Do you ever feel like you’re in a never-ending season of disappointment, confusion or regret? In this special first episode of On A Lighter Note Elyse talks with powerhouse of wisdom — activist, evangelist, author, and international speaker Christine Caine to speak truth in the face of fear. In this “fire hydrant of inspiration” — Christine boldly reminds us trade our vision for God’s to cast new light on what might look like a lifeless season. Out of failure God can birth the greatest gifts — and this episode will both encourage and challenge you to trust in that. From award-winning producer and actress Roma Downey's LightWorkers Media, welcome to the On a Lighter Note Podcast hosted by writer & speaker Elyse Murphy. Here we have conversations with people from all walks of life to speak into the ways we are coping with the ups, the downs and the detours of life to help us thrive even in challenging times. Even when it seems we're surrounded by darkness, there's always a little bit of light to be found - so let's go find it together! New episode airs every Tuesday.
34:34
September 20, 2022
On A Lighter Note Podcast Trailer
On A Lighter Note Podcast Trailer
From award-winning producer and actress Roma Downey's LightWorkers Media, welcome to the On a Lighter Note Podcast hosted by writer & speaker Elyse Murphy. Here we have conversations with people from all walks of life to speak into the ways we are coping with the ups, the downs and the detours of life to help us thrive even in challenging times. Even when it seems we're surrounded by darkness, there's always a little bit of light to be found - so let's go find it together! Series premieres September 20th with new episodes airing every Tuesday
00:41
September 09, 2022