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Let’s talk self-care. Sarah James, a lifestyle blogger and self-help aficionado, is joined by bestie Kristen Howerton, a writer and psychotherapist, as they tackle the tricky and often elusive aspects of caring for ourselves. Their weekly conversations explore questions like: Why don’t I eat the way I should? How do I get enough sleep? What aspects of my personality make self-care tricky? And what’s the best way to deal with pubic hair? From the silly to the serious, Kristen and Sarah are ta ...
 
WhyPartisan is a weekly conversation between two friends and political junkies. Paul Martin, lifetime Republican, and Kristen Howerton, an enthusiastic democrat, try to figure out what a civil discourse about politics looks like. From social justice issues to the differences between the two parties, from current political hot topics to the intersection of race, religion, and public policy, Kristen and Paul delve into all aspects of the political arena, bringing a dose of humor and vulnerabil ...
 
Parenting teens and young adults today is a huge challenge. Sandy Fowler brings help as she interviews experts, shares stories and gets real digging into relevant topics such as stress, anxiety, bullying, social media, peer pressure, healthy coping strategies, learning disabilities, communication, parenting strategies, and so much more. The Mighty Parenting podcast goes upstream and focuses on sharing information that families, educators and mentors can use to empower kids in an effective way.
 
Host Arielle Lorre knows you have questions about all things wellness, and she’s answering them for you. From how to achieve optimal health, well-being and fulfillment, to the best beauty hacks and even cosmetic procedures — she covers it all through meaningful conversations with experts and inspirational guests. Arielle's distinct voice and unique candor make you feel like you're getting the inside scoop on all the latest from your best friend, and her multifaceted interests make this show ...
 
Let's Give A Damn aims to help you give a damn about yourself, about each other, and about others. We bring you the stories of people who saw something wrong in the world and gave a damn about it. You'll hear from damn givers like Chelsea Clinton, Rainn Wilson, Noor Tagouri, Scott Hamilton, and over a hundred others! From their experiences and wisdom, you'll learn how to give more damns than ever before. Join us!
 
Life isn't always bright and shiny, as Kate Bowler knows. Kate is a young mother, writer and professor who, at age 35, was suddenly diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. In, warm, insightful, often funny conversations, Kate talks with people about what they've learned in dark times. Kate teaches at Duke Divinity School and is author of "Everything Happens (And Other Lies I've Loved)."
 
Hank Fortener, founder of AdoptTogether, gathers and shares stories of those touched by adoption. Adoptees, adoptive parents, birth mothers and adoption professionals share the joys and challenges of adoption. These incredible stories of lives transformed by adoption offer a powerful understanding of adoption and the tremendous power of family. AdoptTogether is the first non-profit, crowdfunding platform that bridges the gap between families who want to adopt and the children who need loving ...
 
Join the RELEVANT team every Tuesday and Friday, tackling the intersection of faith and culture like no one else — all with a hilarious twist! In addition to the week's news and randomness, Cameron Strang, Jesse Carey, Jamie Ivey, Derek Minor and Tyler Huckabee are joined by thought-provoking leaders, influencers, and artists you don't want to miss.
 
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In this episode I’m talking to therapist and author Kristen Howerton, LMFT about all things anxiety. We cover everything from social anxiety to unexplained anxiety to circumstantial anxiety and how to deal with it all. We also discuss why some are more predisposed to anxiety than others; how to show up despite being anxious; dealing with anxiety in…
 
Kristen Howerton is amazing! From her website: Kristen Howerton is a licensed marriage and family therapist and the mother of four children within four years via birth and adoption. She is the founder of the blog Rage Against the Minivan where, in the midst of writing about the raw emotions and experience of motherhood, she has become a fierce advo…
 
In this episode I’m talking to Dr. Deepika Chopra, known as the “Optimism Doctor.” We discuss the science behind optimism; physical benefits of optimism; how to be more optimistic; optimism vs. toxic positivity; how to be optimistic and still hold space for all emotions; and dealing with anxiety. We also talk about the reality of manifestation vers…
 
How do doctors, nurses, and other caring professionals keep their hearts soft when there are forces that make it hard to stay that way? With her radically compassionate approach to medicine, Dr. Victoria Sweet calls us to slow down in a world that loves quick fixes. In today's conversation, Kate and Victoria give us more language about what helps u…
 
Richard Wilkinson studied economic history and the philosophy of science at the London School of Economics before training in epidemiology. He is now Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham Medical School, Honorary Professor at University College London and Visiting Professor at the University of York. Since his in…
 
Today, author and pastor Ashlee Eiland joins us. We talk about church during the pandemic, social unrest and living to put others first. Plus, your hilarious QOTW feedback and the crew tackles banned American foods, classic Internet memes, cruises and a LOT more. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://…
 
Eddie Glaude Jr. is amazing! And he has a remarkable bio. It’s so remarkable that I’ll just link to it instead of trying to summarize it for you here. I hadn’t heard of Eddie until 2 months ago when my Priest brought him up during one of our conversations. I left our conversation and immediately bought his latest book Begin Again: James Baldwin's A…
 
Find out how to talk to your teenager about sexuality, especially when it involves gender identity and LGBTQ concerns. You aren't broken if you don't know how to talk to your kid about puberty, bodies and sex. Feeling awkward and unsure just means you haven't been shown how to talk or given the right information to talk about. When that conversatio…
 
Over the years, Prof. Brett Kahr has worked in numerous settings, ranging from the British National Health Service, to various universities, to the British Broadcasting Corporation, where he served for many years as Resident Psychotherapist on B.B.C. Radio 2, broadcasting to 15,000,000 people weekly and chairing the B.B.C.’s mental health campaign.…
 
We’re talking politics . . . specifically HOW to talk poltiics with people you disagree with. Our guest is Sarah Stewart Holland, cohost of the Pantsuit Politics podcast and author of I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening): A Guide to Grace-Filled Political Conversations. BJ Hickman talks about what it menas to abandon yourself, and how to nurtur…
 
In this episode I am talking to Celeste Thomas, registered nurse and holistic skincare expert, about all things skin and beauty! We discuss how to get to the root of acne and other skin conditions; how she combined her Western medicine background with Eastern principles to treat skin; how to eat to glow; why inner health is so important when it com…
 
What does it mean to be called to something? What if that job wears you thin? What if you think you've aged out of your vocation? In this episode, Kate and the Reverend Dr. Will Willimon talk about what to do when the roles we play cost us more than we're willing to pay and how aging invites us to take a new look at our purpose. (Also, you'll hear …
 
Michael Wear is a friend and fellow damn-giver. He believes politics is a forum for loving your neighbor. And that's exactly why he joins us on the show today — to help us be hopeful, to share that hope, and to love out neighbor well. From Michael’s website: Michael Wear is a leading strategist, speaker and practitioner at the intersection of faith…
 
Today’s show is about parenting a teen who is addicted to drugs. Not someone who’s in recovery or has moved through recovery, but a child who is actively abusing drugs. It’s not a pretty topic and many would say it’s not an uplifting one but this show is uplifting because we are all here to understand; to understand what other parents are going thr…
 
On today’s show we talk to Chad Gardner, frontman for one of our favorite indie bands, Kings Kaleidoscope. We discuss the new music they’re working on, current events, and a lot more. Plus, the Hot List covers a troubling new report that came out about Christians, a very positive story from a church in Chicago, and changes at the Oscars. And, yes, …
 
Kendra Adachi of The Lazy Genius Collective is helping us learn to opt out of things that drain our energy, figure out how to work smarter not harder, and find the decisions we can make today to make life easier tomorrow. BJ is talking about why self-care can make us feel guilty, and sharing strategies for essential workers. In this episode we also…
 
In response to the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968, Jane Elliott devised the controversial and startling, "Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes Exercise." This, now famous, exercise labels participants as inferior or superior based solely upon the color of their eyes and exposes them to the experience of being a minority. Everyone who is exposed t…
 
What do you do when hope feels lost? Abstract artist Lanecia Rouse Tinsley is no stranger to the hopelessness that comes with grief. In extended isolation because of the pandemic, a nationwide reckoning with race, and our own personal losses, we could all use a bit of what Lanecia calls holy seeing. In this episode, Kate and Lanecia discuss how cre…
 
Sarah Mardini is a Syrian refugee. In 2015, she left Syria with her sister, Yusra, to seek a better life in Europe. A couple of years later, Sarah was arrested on several false charges. What was the real reason they arrested her? For helping refugees at Moria Refugee Camp on the island of Lesvos in Greece. If charged, she could face 25 years in pri…
 
Are you living with a surly teenager? An unmotivated teenager? Feeling guilty because you don’t want to spend more time with your family? Months of living with the stress of a Covid lifestyle has taken a toll on families. Parents are frustrated, simply d-o-n-e and facing parental burnout. Even when we take the time to use our stress-relief strategi…
 
An opinion leader and public speaker, Stephen G. Post, Ph.D. (University of Chicago, 1983) is the best-selling lead author of Why Good Things Happen to Good People: How to Live a Longer, Happier, Healthier Life by the Simple Act of Giving (Random House Broadway). He has been quoted in more than 4000 newspapers and magazines, and featured on numerou…
 
Author Tiffany Reese and I talk about the ongoing journey of letting go of the need for validation from others, how we've worked to let go of perfectionism, and how we are trying to teach these concepts to our kids. Bj Hickman is talking about how to create sustainable relationships where everyone gets their needs met, and whether or not the idea o…
 
In this episode I’m talking to registered dietician Vanessa Rissetto about how to adopt and sustain a realistic approach to nutrition. We discuss how to eat for your goals without going off track or feeling restricted; how to identify and navigate dietary restrictions and food sensitivities; intuitive eating; eating healthy on a budget; diet trends…
 
Who are we as we age? Our culture has such poor language for the who-we-are-ness across time. The ways we grow and the things that threaten to diminish us. Clinical psychologist and bestselling author, Mary Pipher knows a lot about the opportunities and costs embedded in aging. In this episode, Kate and Mary offer us a non self-helpy roadmap for ho…
 
We know anxiety rates are skyrocketing in teens, even the ones who seem to have it all together. But how do we impact that? How can we help them reduce their anxiety? Agency. This is the ability to exert power, to have control over our life. It turns out, feeling like we are in control of our life reduces anxiety. That’s the power of agency, feelin…
 
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