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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Episode 26: Hi, I'm Jame; An Addict in Recovery

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.

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Episode 25: My Early Years; The Facts and the Stories

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.

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Episode 24: It's a Big Deal; Losing My Son to SIDS

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.

David Wetzel’s Facebook Page

Lady Antebellum’s “I Need You Now”

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Episode 23: "My 30-Year-Old Secret; I'm Gay" with Stacey Harkey

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.”

Studio C Sketch: Barbs and Rhonda

JK Studios website

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Episode 22: My Worst Enemy

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.

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Bonus Episode: Storybook Series 3

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.

A Color of His Own

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

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