Laura Click - Coping with Collective Crisis

For the past week or so, I’ve been struggling with what to say or write as we enter deeper into this challenging time with the coronavirus. And quite honestly, a lot of that is because I didn’t quite know how I was feeling myself. It has been a rollercoaster of emotions and feelings since the…

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What Recovery Teaches You About Fear with Tim Stoddart

Today’s guest doesn’t think he’s especially brave. If you ask him, he just focuses on doing what’s right in front of him. But, it’s that very mindset that helped Tim Stoddart overcome addiction, start a blog and eventually become a successful entrepreneur who runs multiple businesses. He founded Sober Nation, a leading recovery site. He’s…

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Rethinking Wellness with Ashley Brooke James & Elizabeth Moore

When you think of health and wellness, what comes to mind? If you’re like a lot of people, you might envision a young, super-thin person wearing some spandex. Or, perhaps you see lots of kale smoothies and protein shakes. But today’s guests are on a mission to dismantle those images and change the way we…

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Shifting Perspective When Things are Hard

In just a matter of days, most of our lives have been impacted significantly by the Coronavirus outbreak.  Instead of going about our daily lives, we are cooped up at home trying to make sense of what’s going on around us and how to adapt to this new way of life. There is a lot…

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Uncovering Your Life's Purpose with Aireka Harvell

Leaving a well paying job and starting a business is an incredible accomplishment. But doing so as a single mother of four children is especially noteworthy. And that’s exactly what today’s guest did.  Aireka Harvell launched a successful app called Nodat and left her job to pursue it full time. She’s also launched Twende, a…

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Laura Click - Bravery of Vulnerability

Recently, I went to dinner with a group of friends from the gym. Prior to heading to dinner, my husband shared some difficult news he had received. It had been a particularly hard day for him after what had already been a challenging couple of weeks. I almost didn’t go to dinner because I didn’t…

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In the early hours of Tuesday morning, I woke up to sirens blaring in my neighborhood. I was disoriented and unsure of what was happening. I looked at my phone and saw an alert about a tornado. I ran down the hall to grab James, my two-year-old son. He screamed when I yanked him out…

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  When it comes to bravery and courage, we tend to give a lot of credit to the hero.  After all, it’s the protagonist in the story who slays the dragon, crosses the finish line or defeats the bad guy. We applaud their courage and their acts of bravery. We celebrate the victor. We give…

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How a Health Condition Taught Reese Spykerman to Thrive

  There are many different ways to be brave. And sometimes, bravery is simply surviving in the face of ongoing trauma.  Today’s guest, Reese Spykerman knows all about this. She was bullied throughout much of her childhood. And then later, as an adult, she was diagnosed with a debilitating health condition that made a huge…

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  Did you ever have to use a hall pass in high school? A hall pass was an item you carried with you to show teachers and administrators that you had permission to be walking in the hall.  For most teachers, it was some small token or a badge. But for my history teacher, his…

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