Episode 24: Interview with Melissa about Loss and Anxiety

Melissa lost her father at age 7 and her mother at age 21.  She has battled anxiety and panic attacks since childhood.  In this episode, Melissa talks about loss, but also how she is able to maintain a positive attitude.  She is comfortable spending time with herself and cherishes the time she gets to spend… Continue reading Episode 24: Interview with Melissa about Loss and Anxiety

Episode 23: Interview with Kathy about losing her husband after 39 years of marriage.

Kathy Perry lost her husband suddenly after 39 years of marriage.  Following the initial shock of the tragedy, one of the things that became apparent was her new identity.  She could no longer think in terms of “we” (her and her husband).  She was now “me”.  Kathy shares her story about that transformation.   She used… Continue reading Episode 23: Interview with Kathy about losing her husband after 39 years of marriage.

Episode 22: Interview with Dr. Alyse Kelly-Jones, Women’s Health Sexpert

This week we have Dr. Alyse Kelly-Jones joining us.  She’s an OB/Gyn, a TedX Speaker, and self described “Sexpert” in women’s health and sexual shame.  Alyse works with women dealing with sexual dysfunction such as low libido and painful sex.  We had some fun with Alyse chatting about faking orgasms (that she didn’t realize was… Continue reading Episode 22: Interview with Dr. Alyse Kelly-Jones, Women’s Health Sexpert

Episode 21: An Interview with Pam about Surviving a Brain Tumor and Infidelity.

In this episode Pam shares with us two very different life-changing events that happened within the course of two years.  One is a separation from, and subsequent reconciliation with, her husband of 30+ years that included a new step-daughter.  The second is surviving a brain tumor that left her temporarily unable to walk, eat or… Continue reading Episode 21: An Interview with Pam about Surviving a Brain Tumor and Infidelity.

Episode 20: Interview with Sandra who lost her husband to a drug overdose.

Two years ago, Sandra lost her husband to a drug overdose.  In this episode, she walks us through watching Danny, the love of her life, slip farther and farther away while attempting to get help and not being able to maintain his sobriety.  Sandra speaks candidly about how Danny’s addiction affected her and their children,… Continue reading Episode 20: Interview with Sandra who lost her husband to a drug overdose.

Episode 19: Interview with Maytte who lost her husband suddenly when their son was just 5 months old.

Maytte lost her husband suddenly while on vacation, and when their son was just five months old.  In this episode, she shares with us the shock of her loss, learning to ask for help since she would now be raising their son alone, and discovering a few secrets her husband never shared.  Maytte is a… Continue reading Episode 19: Interview with Maytte who lost her husband suddenly when their son was just 5 months old.

Episode 18: Interview with Christine about coming out as gay a few months before she was to marry her boyfriend of 4 years.

When she was 23, Christine called off her wedding to her boyfriend of four years just a few months before the big day.  Within the next six months, she came out as gay to her family and friends.  That was back in 1993, right around the time the movie “Philadelphia” was released and HIV/AIDS was… Continue reading Episode 18: Interview with Christine about coming out as gay a few months before she was to marry her boyfriend of 4 years.

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Episode 17: Interview with Audrey whose daughter was murdered at age 24.

At 24 years old, Audrey’s daughter, Elizabeth, was murdered by her ex-boyfriend and her family’s life was forever changed. In the midst of her grief, anger, and loss, Audrey felt Elizabeth’s presence on one day in particular and knew she had to make a pact with her husband and surviving daughter. She told them, “I… Continue reading Episode 17: Interview with Audrey whose daughter was murdered at age 24.

Episode 16: Interview with Patty about her battle with depression and addiction.

Patty grew up feeling pressure to be thin and was bullied for being overweight.  “Fatty Patty” was the nickname given to her by the kids in school who bullied her.  She struggled with depression, loneliness, and addiction while striving unsuccessfully for perfection. Patty walks us through the dark times and how they led to a… Continue reading Episode 16: Interview with Patty about her battle with depression and addiction.

Episode 15: Interview with Cara who was bullied as a child.

In this podcast, co-host Cara tells her story of being bullied in grammar school and how it led to people pleasing, loneliness, and thoughts of suicide.  She talks about seeing a therapist and finally learning how to put herself and her needs first.   Click here to listen.