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 …

S04 | 01 – Motivating Action During Active Addiction with Mike Davies

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Addiction is an isolating thief of joy, hope, and life. For someone facing active addiction, it can be difficult to find the motivation to reach out for the help they need. Feelings of shame and fear will often hold someone suffering from addiction back from getting help towards recovery. Today, Mike Davies joins us to share his incredible journey about …

S03 | 12 – Bigger than Ourselves with Kim Forrester

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Many of us have been there before: a big move that involves dismantling our lives completely. Our sense of community, support systems, careers, and stability are gone as we move on to new phases in life. How can we see through these moments of loneliness and fear to a valuable and vibrant future? Today we are joined by Kim Forrester, …