I might be the first podcaster to interview my own therapist on the air! Today you get to meet my therapist, Nan Fitzgerald. She has held my hand throughout my continued journey of healing. In this episode, we will have a conversation about MINDFULNESS. Mindfulness is powerful, yet often, it is a concept that is misunderstood. Seek to understand. You won’t regret it.Read More
As a Georgia boy, John was in for quite a shock moving to Utah. There are few and far between black people in this state and being apart of such a small minority can bring challenges, and lots of funny stories. John and I discuss the power of race, for good, for bad, and how we can unify together as one human family. And if you are looking for a discussion with perfect political-correctness, you won’t find it here.
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No one would have ever suspected Jame would have a drug addiction, least of all him . Jame always tried to do what was right and has a kind heart. After an accident as a police officer left him in chronic pain, Jame became entrenched in the world of prescription pain pills. As his addiction got worse, he experienced hopelessness and almost lost his family. Jame Kelley is here to tell us his story, a story of hitting rock bottom, getting up, and fighting for those he loves most.Read More
You might call this chapter 2 of my story. In that case, you will want to listen to chapter 1 first, Episode 1: My Story.
I discuss some of the good times and the challenges my family faced in my youth. I feel compassion for every character in my stories, and believe we each have a unique perspective and unique wisdom we carry with us, to help others feel seen.
This is a vulnerable one.Read More
Pain. It’s a big deal. Joy. It’s a big deal. David Wetzel lost his 4-month-old son to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and is still standing. He describes who helped him survive the brutal weeks that followed his son’s death, his new depth of joy he never thought he would experience , and his ideal happily ever after that pushes him to be better man.Read More
Studio C's Stacey Harkey wrote an instagram post a few weeks ago that got everyone's attention. On this weeks episode, he opens up about the challenge of being gay and an active member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
His example of compassion is truly changing history.
The text of his original instragram post:
“Heres your fact of the day: I’m gay.
I debated for quite some time if this was an announcement I should make publicly or if I should just quietly live my life and let it be. I knew telling the world my 30-year-old secret would open me up to a lot of potential criticism, backlash and pain... BUT did you know that Utah has the highest suicide rate amongst LGBT teens? Did you know there are soo many people in this community that are soo scared and unsupported that they feel the BEST alternative to living is death? So many people are living quiet lives afraid and unsure of themselves and I’m coming out for them.
I’m coming out so they know they’re not alone. I’m coming out in hopes that at least one LGBT teen feels like they have support. I’m coming out because I have a unique position in this community and no matter how much criticism comes my way it will be worth it if just one person avoids suicide or just feels better about themself.
I’m so sorry this took me so long to share but it’s been a long journey of self discovery. I’m not ashamed of who I am.
A little while back I found myself at an ultimate low, praying and begging God for answers, pleading for direction and guidance. In that moment I felt so much peace and love. I instantly felt like this part of myself that I’ve grown to demonize is an integral part of who I am. This part of myself that I’ve spent my whole life fighting isn’t my enemy. This part of myself that I’ve shoved into a dark dungeon deserves light. It was the sweetest feeling and it taught me that God expects me to be who he made me to be and expects me to develop myself and magnify who I am.
You are soo important! Believe me when I say that you are needed. This community needs you and the beautiful hues you bring to it. If you need/want to talk Please text me/call me/message me. No matter if you’re gay or straight come talk to me if you have any questions and it’ll stay between us.”Read More
For Lanae, self hate talk has been apart of her life since childhood. Up til now, she has felt that her worst enemy is herself. Only recently has she discovered the power to change the voices in her head and open up about her struggle.
We discuss self compassion, hopeful futures, and our dear grandpas who knew what it meant to truly see their granddaughters.Read More
I learn best through stories. Curl up with a blanket for story time on I See You, featuring stories and tales that teach both kids and adults about the power of compassion and connection.
Snuggle on up for our THIRD storybook episode, featuring two phenomenal storybooks: Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox and A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni. Both epitomize connection and the need we have for each other, no matter the age.
You can find the books on Amazon.Read More
As a boy, Lee Jensen struggled in so many ways. To hear, to talk, and to fit in. And kids can be mean.
Having hearing loss, Lee describes the people who got him through the roughest parts of his childhood and the ways he has been able to inspire anyone who feels different or alone in a crowd.
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I also discuss my holiday break, finding myself waist-deep in the hole, and what I'm doing to stay out.
It’s SO good to be back!Read More
You’re not special. Not for the reasons you think you are.
You aren’t special if you have known suffering and pain. If you’ve been wronged, made mistakes, or wanted to give up.
You are not alone.
If you’re like me, when I believe I’m special, I tend to isolate myself and disconnect from the people around me. Believing I’m special, makes me feel alone.
We need each other, we are never alone. Because we aren’t special in feeling pain.
There are people all around us that want to connect and listen. Find them.
You ARE special for one reason, find out why on this week’s episode.
Season Finale. Podcast will be back after a two-week holiday break. Episode 21 airs Friday, January 4th.
Want to support the podcast, while indulging in some self care? Check out our ‘Support the Podcast’ page at www.iseeyoupodcast.com/support-the-podcast/ where you will find our new ‘I See You’ apparel w/Free Shipping, and our 25% OFF Mary Kay online Store! Thanks for the love and support. Merry, merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you in 2019!Read More
As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Tashi never dreamed she would end up pregnant as a single young adult.
During this pivotal time of her life, Tashi found strength in the people around her who withheld judgement, and who took the time to see her exactly as she was; someone worthy of love.
This experience changed Tashi, it transformed her from a good person, to an incredible force for good, someone who exudes compassion.
This episode also includes one of the best love stories ever recorded.Read More
I dedicate this podcast to my friend's brother, and all who were left behind by his suicide.
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Death and other life-altering challenges put things into perspective for us, especially the worth of those around us.
What if we didn't wait to gush about people until they are gone, what if we told them how we feel right now?
I think we could save and change lives. Let's do it.Read More
We know something about pain.
In a special Thanksgiving, extended episode, we celebrate by reflecting on how we have tried to show up for each other as sisters and women.
Join the hilarious and heart-breaking conversation with myself and 6 women in my family whom I get to call sisters, sisters in law, and my mom.
Life is good. Life is hard. But when we show up for each other, burdens are lightened and miracles are created.Read More
When Kali's 2-year-old son fell from a two-story window onto the concrete below, there was no logical reason to have hope.
She had to fall on faith when faced with the facts of her son’s diagnosis.
Her son's fall changed her life as she experienced compassion and connection from those around her as well as from God.Read More
I'm sick of this. I'm done. I'm taking myself out of this fight with my body.
Let’s talk about boxing. Let’s talk about Rocky and Apollo.
Our bodies are gifts, not weapons of war. Instead, let’s find ourselves in more perfect moments.Read More
I learn best through stories. Curl up with a blanket story time on I See You, featuring stories and tales that teach both kids and adults about the power of compassion and connection.
Today we talk about two of our favorites:
You are Special by Max Lucado and Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco.
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Deirdre has experienced a lot of life, the good and the bad. She joins me today to share just one chapter of her story, her years of infertility procedures and adoption. She gives us the details you don’t get most places, because she and I both know WE NEED TO START TALKING ABOUT IT.
Infertility can be killing someone inside, and that’s no okay with us. We are better and we are stronger together. Let’s have a conversation.
Don’t miss a Halloween prank at the end of the episode.Read More
It's easy to be authentic AFTER we get through a heartbreak. But being authentic during it, just might be what we need to survive it.
Years of infertility just about broke me, and it's okay. Because it's okay to feel pain, to feel anger-just make sure you share it with someone you trust. And no matter what, stay YOU.
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Are you looking for truth? Are you willing to listen to a fellow human being who has fought to find truth for himself? Are you willing to listen even when you don’t agree?
Well then, this is a good place for you to be.
I have been searching for truth my whole life, especially in my 20’s. There have been times where I didn’t think I could trust anybody, even myself, to really KNOW what truth is. Have you been there too? So has Brad Wilcox.
Today, I share the microphone with Brad Wilcox, the man I came to know and love as an undergraduate student in his class at BYU. Besides his public speaking and teaching career, Brad has written many books including, The Continuous Atonement, The Continuous Conversion, and Changed Through His Grace.
Remember, there are life boats worth searching for.Read More