S04 | 10 – Motivated Action with Sean Crump and Derek Deacon-Rogers

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My definition of hope is “the future will be better than today by taking action over the things we can control”. The average person walks through life completely unaware of how accessible (or inaccessible) the world around them is for others. But the reality of life for many people who have unique characteristics and needs is that the world is …

S04 | 09 – Building Hope Through Humor with Lindsay Harle-Kadatz

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When you find yourself slipping into the cloudiness of depression, stress, or anxiety, how do you cope and find the motivation to get through it? There are many coping methods you might see as a beacon in the darkness, but today’s guest specializes in using humor. Lindsay Harle-Kadatz’s story is all about finding the humor in our lowest times, reaching …

S04 | 08 – Healing Stress with Craniosacral Therapy with Devan Ridsdale

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Feeling stressed? Experiencing burnout? With the current state of the world, I don’t doubt it. But we don’t have to let the overwhelm take over our lives. By managing our stressors we can energize ourselves to find the solutions we need to make it through the hard times. Devan Ridsdale joins the podcast to tell us about the success she’s …

S04 | 07 – Building Hope through Community with Liz Duerholt

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A sense of community and belonging brings hope and meaning to our lives. But… how? And why are these connections so important to us? According to Liz Duerholt, today’s guest on the Hope Motivates Action podcast and Executive Director of Redefine’d, it’s all about the redefinition of our stories and expectations, and creating sustainable change in our lives. Liz’s work …

S04 | 06 – Create a Future Better Than Today with Elise Montgomery

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It’s often difficult to envision the long term effects of our present decisions and emotions. Human nature desires instant gratification, preferably with minimal effort put in. But if we want to change our futures for the better, we must change our current behaviors. Otherwise we will always experience the same results. Today’s guest, Elise Montgomery, joined me to discuss future …

S04 | 05 – Identifying Your Own Motivational Experiences with Kristen Dyck

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It’s very easy to feel inadequate when it comes to our own experiences, especially when there are so many incredible and inspirational stories coming from those around us. We’ve been hardwired to believe that we need a big, dramatic story in order for it to be worth sharing. Kristen Dyck joins us today to disprove this notion, telling us that …

S04 | 04 – Creating Hope and Faith in Yourself with Karen Gallagher-Burt

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When you’re struggling with mental health, it can be difficult to navigate the system and know where you can actually turn for recovery. In fact, you may not even feel there is a pathway to recovery for you or that you are worth the effort. Karen Gallagher-Burt joins us today to share her expertise in creating passion for yourself and …

S04 | 03 – Building Compassion Through Communication with Andrea Jones

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Communication is the basis of every relationship you will have, but it can be difficult for many people to express themselves effectively. Have you ever wondered why someone else responds the way they do to certain situations, or why they can’t communicate themselves the same way you do? Maybe you are confused or frustrated about your own reactions and how …

S04 | 02 – A Hopeful Journey Through Parenthood with Angie McNulty

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Many people have an intrinsic desire to have children and raise a loving, supportive family. For people like Angie, this journey happens in a much different way than expected. Certain factors can complicate the situation and make it more difficult for some to reach that dream of parenthood. Angie McNulty joins us on the Hope Motivates Action podcast today to …

Burnout: When you Have Nothing Else to Give

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I realized I’d lost my hope the day I recognized I got it back. Totally innocuous moment – driving along, thinking of nothing important – when I sat up a little taller…and immediately slouched back down. Waves of emotion were rolling over me, from pride and relief, to fear and disappointment. I mean, I’m a reasonably self-aware person…how did I …