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.
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.
Taelor’s active teenage years playing volleyball came to a sudden end when she was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) at age 16. For the first few months, she saw significant changes in her body and was scared that she would never be the same. However, with her parents’ support, a strong belief in herself, a… Continue reading Episode 9: An Interview with Taelor who was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis at age 16 and cured herself by her early 30s.
Sarah was born and raised in Iraq. In the early 2000s, she and her husband saw their country change. After multiple bombings in and around their home, they decided to flee the war-torn country to keep their family safe. Unfortunately, Sarah’s husband was killed before they could leave. In time, Sarah’s persistence got her and… Continue reading Episode 8: Interview with Sarah who left the war-torn country of Iraq to give her children a better life.
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.