Episode 45: Follow Kindness

I was in 6th grade when he said it, and it has made me slightly self-conscious ever since. However, following kindness instead of a hurtful comment led me down a better path. A path that took me to meeting one of the most important and influential people in my life.

Kindness has poured light into the darkest of places. Because kindness looks like light and it looks good on you.

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Episode 44: Painting Hope with Operation Underground Railroad w/Liz Lemon Swindle

Celebrated artist, Liz Lemon Swindle, has recently joined forces with Operation Underground Railroad to spread hope and light. The fight against child sex trafficking is truly a battle between good and evil. Liz knew she could not sit by, she wanted to get involved in the movement. She describes her experiences painting for Mothers Without Borders and how that led her here, an artist preparing to paint rescued victims of human trafficking.

Operation Underground Railroad Website

Interview with Jim Caviezel and Tim Ballard

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Episode 42: A Child's Grief

Having received a PhD in Counseling wasn't enough to adequately prepare Laura for delivering her still born son. But Laura had to find a way to not only process her own grief, but help her 4 other children process their new reality as well.

Today's episode reminds me that life is tough, but it's also beautiful and deep and so meaningful. The stories Laura shares about her children verbalizing their feelings after losing their brother, will remind you of what is most important and the hope that comes after a storm.

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Episode 41: If Your Kid Is Hard w/Chantel Allen

If you are a parent, or a grandparent, or an uncle, or an aunt, or a sibling, or a human being, you have experienced the wrath of a difficult child.

Today we are happy to have life coach and host of the Find Your Beautiful You podcast, Chantel Allen, here to discuss how to deal with the tough emotions that come as a parent.

Chantel offers answers of peace and a 4-step-plan to feel better in 5 minutes! You will leave with applicable tools you can use right away.

Find Your Beautiful You Website

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Episode 40: Comparison; For Little Kids and Big Adults

Finding your God-given gifts is one of the best ways to kick comparison to the curb.

Join me today as I portray a mock-school assembly where I teach kids about self-acceptance. I think you will agree that us adults need this lesson, just as much if not more, than kids.

I will also share parts of my personal journey that inspired me to be brave, start this podcast, and embrace my unique gifts.

I See You Podcast Facebook Page-find a video mother’s day message here.

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Episode 39: Pain Into Purpose; Losing Emilee to Suicide

Losing her baby sister to suicide, has changed Jenny’s life mission forever. She takes us on her journey and the gifts she has been given along the way, including precious unexpected time with Emilee just before she passed. Her mission to “see” anyone who is hurting is brave and bold. She truly has turned her pain into purpose, and we are all better for it.

Jenny Richards Music Website

Consider The Lillies MP3 Free Download

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Episode 38: When Your Marriage is Hurting w/Tony Overbay

Joined by The Virtual Couch's Tony Overbay, today we are talking all about marriage! 'Seeing' your spouse with compassion and connection are key in saving a marriage. Tony, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist is here to teach us about EFT, gas-lighting, and creating safe relationships.

My video interview on The Virtual Couch-via Youtube

My video and audio interview on The Virtual Couch-via Tony Overbay’s Website

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Episode 37: My Single Mom

Mark opens up about growing up in a single parent family. While it wasn't always easy not having a father in the home, there were some incredible people along the way who made Mark and his mother feel included and loved. Mark pays a beautiful tribute to his mother and the way she has truly changed her stars for the better. Next week, don’t miss Tony Overbay from The Virtual Couch!

My video interview on The Virtual Couch-via Youtube

My video and audio interview on The Virtual Couch-via Tony Overbay’s Website

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Bonus Episode: Storybook Series 4

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.

Anisa and I went to high school together and have recently reconnected as young mamas and card players. Today we explore two of our favorite storybooks that give us all the grown-up feels.

The Best Pet of All by David LaRochelle

The Crayon Box That Talked by Shane Derolf

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Episode 36: Escaping My Scientology Cult

Until he was 17, Jared Garrett lived in a different reality than most. Being born into a cult, moving all the time, and having no parents to be apart of his daily life gives Jared a unique perspective on how we can SEE others. Why? Because having grown up in a cult, he knows what it feels like to not be seen. He is committed to not have his life 'be erased'. His story is beautiful and miraculous.

To hear more about his experience, check out his podcast, ‘Tales from a Cult Insider’ here

Jared Garrett’s Books

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Episode 35: Boundaries Set Me Free

To me, boundaries look like both compassion and connection.

While some might think of boundaries as fences to trap you, in my experience, boundaries create freedom and safety.

In this episode, I tell personal stories of how setting boundaries in my interactions with people, media, and myself have enriched and saved my life. Again and again.

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Episode 33: Pornography Addiction Part 3; Hope in Recovery

Eric and Briana teach us about hope, about trust, and about complete transparency in a marriage. They tell us about their dreams for their future and how they plan to stay in recovery, one day at a time. Join us for the incredible finale of the pornography addiction series.

Further Resources for Sexual Addiction and Recovery

-The 12 Steps - Addiction Recovery Program (ARP)-

https://addictionrecovery.lds.org/steps/

-Addiction Recovery Meetings in the Area (sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints)- https://addictionrecovery.lds.org/find-a-meeting?lang=eng

-Sexaholics Anonymous (SA) https://www.sa.org/

-SA Meeting Finder: https://www.sa.org/meetings/

-Anonymous Support Person: request a sponsor to work the ARP program: www.arpsupport.org

Articles
https://www.lds.org/addressing-pornography/?lang=eng– many AWESOME faith based resources for overcoming pornography addiction and supporting those struggling with addiction

www.rowboatandmarbles.org - hope and healing from sex addiction from a Christian perspective, good resources to help understand addiction for husbands and wives

http://www.danoakeslpc.com/home/ Dan Oakes, MeD, LPC is a sexual addiction therapist in Arizona. His website has several awesome videos and articles ranging from talking to your kids about sex to information on pornography and addiction. He also has links to several great TED Talks on similar subjects (under the "videos" tab).

https://www.addorecovery.com/ Addo Recovery: Utah based therapy group that provides free videos, articles, etc. addressing sexual addiction and betrayal trauma

Books

He Restoreth My Soul by Dr. Donald L. Hilton - EXCELLENT resource for understanding addiction and recovery written by a Latter Day Saint author and neurosurgeon. If you read one book, read this one! Dr. Hilton studies brain chemistry and the effects of pornography addiction on the brain. This book discusses the total problem of addiction – Spiritual, Chemical, Behavioral, Emotional, etc and the solutions.

Addicted to Adultery by Douglas Weiss, PhD

Hope After Betrayal by Meg Wilson

What Can I Do About Him Me? by Rhyll Anne Croshaw

Music

(because music speaks to our souls in a way nothing else can)

"Come As You Are" by Nathan Pacheco https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKE4zYT-q6E

"If We're Honest" by Fransesca Battistelli https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDcTvtuuVU8

Protecting Your Home

*Multiple Levels of Filtration-

At the router-

OpenDNS (free) or Pandora’s Hope ($)

At the computer/device-

NetNanny ($), McAfee SafeEyes ($), Covenant Eyes ($)

Ad Blocking-

adblockplus.org (free) – blocks banner/popups on websites including facebook and youtube.

Related Conference Talks (from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints)

"The Great Plan of Redemption" - By Linda S. Reeves (October 2016)

*** "The Master Healer" - By Carole M. Stephens (October 2016)
"Protection from Pornography—a Christ-Focused Home" - By Linda S. Reeves

*** "Personal Strength through the Atonement of Jesus Christ" - By Elder Richard G. Scott (October 2013)

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Episode 32: Pornography Addiction Part 2; The Addict in Recovery

In part 2 of this pornography addiction series, Eric takes us on his humbling journey to recovery. While keeping his addiction a secret, his life was thrown curve-ball after curve-ball, which finally forced him into the sunlight and eventually down the path of recovery. Check out the many resources listed below, for anyone whose life has pornography been affected by addiction, which is almost all of us.

Julie's challenge to listeners: Share this specific episode with 5 people. Share it on your Facebook, your Twitter Account, your Instagram. Let's save lives.

Further Resources for Sexual Addiction and Recovery

-The 12 Steps - Addiction Recovery Program (ARP)-

https://addictionrecovery.lds.org/steps/

-Addiction Recovery Meetings in the Area (sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints)- https://addictionrecovery.lds.org/find-a-meeting?lang=eng

-Sexaholics Anonymous (SA) https://www.sa.org/

-SA Meeting Finder: https://www.sa.org/meetings/

-Anonymous Support Person: request a sponsor to work the ARP program: www.arpsupport.org

Articles
https://www.lds.org/addressing-pornography/?lang=eng– many AWESOME faith based resources for overcoming pornography addiction and supporting those struggling with addiction

www.rowboatandmarbles.org - hope and healing from sex addiction from a Christian perspective, good resources to help understand addiction for husbands and wives

http://www.danoakeslpc.com/home/ Dan Oakes, MeD, LPC is a sexual addiction therapist in Arizona. His website has several awesome videos and articles ranging from talking to your kids about sex to information on pornography and addiction. He also has links to several great TED Talks on similar subjects (under the "videos" tab).

https://www.addorecovery.com/ Addo Recovery: Utah based therapy group that provides free videos, articles, etc. addressing sexual addiction and betrayal trauma

Books

He Restoreth My Soul by Dr. Donald L. Hilton - EXCELLENT resource for understanding addiction and recovery written by a Latter Day Saint author and neurosurgeon. If you read one book, read this one! Dr. Hilton studies brain chemistry and the effects of pornography addiction on the brain. This book discusses the total problem of addiction – Spiritual, Chemical, Behavioral, Emotional, etc and the solutions.

Addicted to Adultery by Douglas Weiss, PhD

Hope After Betrayal by Meg Wilson

What Can I Do About Him Me? by Rhyll Anne Croshaw

Music

(because music speaks to our souls in a way nothing else can)

"Come As You Are" by Nathan Pacheco https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKE4zYT-q6E

"If We're Honest" by Fransesca Battistelli https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDcTvtuuVU8

Protecting Your Home

*Multiple Levels of Filtration-

At the router-

OpenDNS (free) or Pandora’s Hope ($)

At the computer/device-

NetNanny ($), McAfee SafeEyes ($), Covenant Eyes ($)

Ad Blocking-

adblockplus.org (free) – blocks banner/popups on websites including facebook and youtube.

Related Conference Talks (from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints)

"The Great Plan of Redemption" - By Linda S. Reeves (October 2016)

*** "The Master Healer" - By Carole M. Stephens (October 2016)
"Protection from Pornography—a Christ-Focused Home" - By Linda S. Reeves

*** "Personal Strength through the Atonement of Jesus Christ" - By Elder Richard G. Scott (October 2013)

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Episode 31: Pornography Addiction Part 1; The Spouse

My brother and sister in law bravely share their journey of recovery from Eric's pornography addiction. In part 1 of this POWERFUL three part series, Briana describes her experience with betrayal trauma, the shower floor, and true healing.

Julie’s Video Interview on Reconnect Podcast

Further Resources for Sexual Addiction and Recovery

-The 12 Steps - Addiction Recovery Program (ARP)-

https://addictionrecovery.lds.org/steps/

-Addiction Recovery Meetings in the Area (sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints)- https://addictionrecovery.lds.org/find-a-meeting?lang=eng

-Sexaholics Anonymous (SA) https://www.sa.org/

-SA Meeting Finder: https://www.sa.org/meetings/

-Anonymous Support Person: request a sponsor to work the ARP program: www.arpsupport.org

Articles
https://www.lds.org/addressing-pornography/?lang=eng– many AWESOME faith based resources for overcoming pornography addiction and supporting those struggling with addiction

www.rowboatandmarbles.org - hope and healing from sex addiction from a Christian perspective, good resources to help understand addiction for husbands and wives

http://www.danoakeslpc.com/home/ Dan Oakes, MeD, LPC is a sexual addiction therapist in Arizona. His website has several awesome videos and articles ranging from talking to your kids about sex to information on pornography and addiction. He also has links to several great TED Talks on similar subjects (under the "videos" tab).

https://www.addorecovery.com/ Addo Recovery: Utah based therapy group that provides free videos, articles, etc. addressing sexual addiction and betrayal trauma

Books

He Restoreth My Soul by Dr. Donald L. Hilton - EXCELLENT resource for understanding addiction and recovery written by a Latter Day Saint author and neurosurgeon. If you read one book, read this one! Dr. Hilton studies brain chemistry and the effects of pornography addiction on the brain. This book discusses the total problem of addiction – Spiritual, Chemical, Behavioral, Emotional, etc and the solutions.

Addicted to Adultery by Douglas Weiss, PhD

Hope After Betrayal by Meg Wilson

What Can I Do About Him Me? by Rhyll Anne Croshaw

Music

(because music speaks to our souls in a way nothing else can)

"Come As You Are" by Nathan Pacheco https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKE4zYT-q6E

"If We're Honest" by Fransesca Battistelli https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDcTvtuuVU8

Protecting Your Home

*Multiple Levels of Filtration-

At the router-

OpenDNS (free) or Pandora’s Hope ($)

At the computer/device-

NetNanny ($), McAfee SafeEyes ($), Covenant Eyes ($)

Ad Blocking-

adblockplus.org (free) – blocks banner/popups on websites including facebook and youtube.

Related Conference Talks (from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints)

"The Great Plan of Redemption" - By Linda S. Reeves (October 2016)

*** "The Master Healer" - By Carole M. Stephens (October 2016)
"Protection from Pornography—a Christ-Focused Home" - By Linda S. Reeves

*** "Personal Strength through the Atonement of Jesus Christ" - By Elder Richard G. Scott (October 2013)

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Episode 30: Compassion Across Generations

Each generation and time has so much wisdom to offer. Each generation has also made mistakes. When we can offer compassion across generations, we are able to see what's really true and see the common humanity that links us all together. Young or old, outdated or modern, we all need compassion and connection. Don't miss out.

“You Will Be Found” Dear Evan Hansen Song

And because of my random outburst at the beginning of the episode, here’s the website of my favorite real estate agent of all time, who also happens to be my sister-in-law!

Briana Hoffman Realtor Website

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Episode 29: Kissing Helps My OCD

Phrases like "I'm a little OCD" are common in conversations all around us. Heck, I've even said it myself. But for Michael, it's life. Having been diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder at the age of 12, Michael has struggled to master his mind. As a successful account executive and public speaker, Michael has channeled his OCD into a superpower that continues to bless the people around him. And he's real real funny.

My Interview on Listen Learn and Love Podcast, Episode 95: Julie Lee

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Episode 28: Meet My Therapist

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.

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Episode 27: The Power of Race

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.

Support the podcast here.

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