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.
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.
When Dr. Rebecca Heiss was just 8 years old, her house burned to the ground one week before Christmas. At 11, she battled anorexia. In this episode, Rebecca shares with us how overcoming feelings of unworthiness, the love of her community, and gratitude helped save her. Rebecca is a scientist who studies the evolutionary limitations… Continue reading Episode 12: Part 1 of an Interview with Rebecca who Battled Anorexia at age 11.
At age 13, when all the other girls were talking about starting to menstruate, Madison was wondering why she wasn’t having the same experience. A visit to her doctor would reveal that she was born without a uterus, with a condition known as MRKH. Madison takes us through her initial devastation, feeling she was “robbed… Continue reading Episode 10: An interview with Madison who was born without a uterus.
Kelly is a 46 year old mother of four. In 2018, she lost her oldest, Cameron, to a motorcycle accident. He was only 18. Kelly talks about her heartbreak and grief, and her initial thought of “how much longer do I have to live until I can see him again?” She also talks about her… Continue reading Episode 7: Interview with Kelly, mother of 4, who lost her oldest child at age 18 in a motorcycle accident.
Trish grew up in a home with a father who struggled with his sexual identity and later became transgender. Her mother used alcohol as a coping mechanism. This all took place in the 60s and 70s at a time when no one talked about either of these subjects. Trish walks us through the good times… Continue reading Episode 4: Interview with Trish who talks about her father’s struggle with his sexual identity.
Catherine left her marriage of 17 years after it became toxic and unhealthy for her family. She tells us about the moment she realized she wasn’t happy and the denial that goes along with that realization. “Look at where I live and what I have. How can I not be happy?” And when life at… Continue reading Episode 3: Interview with Catherine who left her marriage after 17 years when it became toxic.
Kim lost her husband during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. At the time, she had a two year old son and was five months pregnant with her second child. In this podcast, Kim bravely shares her story of loss and resilience. Click here to listen.