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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At age 18, Eileen started her career by making a conscious decision to drop out of college when she became pregnant with her daughter. She tells us the story of how she navigated being a single mom while climbing the corporate ladder without a degree. Eileen talks about feeling “less than”, but also finding advocates… Continue reading Episode 14: Interview with Eileen who Dropped Out of School at 18 to Raise Her Daughter
Dr. Rebecca Heiss is back to teach us how to retrain our brains to think more positively. We have too many ANTS crawling around in our heads (Automatic Negative ThoughtS). No wonder we get down on ourselves so quickly! Rebecca walks us through several exercises to show us how easy it is to trick our… Continue reading Episode 13: Interview with Rebecca, Part 2. She teaches us how to retrain our brains to think more positively!