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!
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.
In the early and mid-2010s, Maria was actively supporting an orphanage in Argentina. She worked several jobs and gave a lot of her own money to the orphanage to purchase personal items, books, vehicles, computers, and other things needed by the children and the staff to run the facility and the programs they offered. She… Continue reading Episode 11: Interview with Maria who was wrongly accused of child-trafficking in a foreign country.
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.