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Episodes

Episode 46: Pursuing Authentic Conversations About Religion and Politics

Sept. 28, 2022

Brian Kaylor, a Baptist minister with a Ph.D. in political communication, is president and editor-in-chief of Word&Way. He writes about faith, culture and politics at publicwitness.wordandway.org. Word and Way Subscribe to A…

Episode 45: Pursuing Mental Health After Trauma with Betsy Rosam

Sept. 21, 2022

After experiencing and healing from many painful experiences, Betsy realized that her mission in life is to help other women identify and heal from unresolved traumas that keep them in a stuck cycle so that they can thrive i…

Episode 44: Pursuing Overcoming Anything In My Way with Urmi Hossian

Sept. 14, 2022

Urmi Hossain is a full-time female worker in the financial services industry. She has been working in this industry for about six years and comes from an educational background in Finance. She is currently pursuing her CFA d…

Episode 43: Pursuing the Super Hero Inside You with Matt Wilson

Sept. 7, 2022

Matt is a 6ft 4inch heavily Tattooed strongman, who lives to serve. After 2 unsuccessful marriages, and several jobs in the corporate world, he decided to follow his heart. 6 years ago he qualified as a PT. This started him…

Episode 42: Pursuing Wholeness Beyond an Alcoholic/Rageaholic Father with Connard Hogan

Aug. 31, 2022

A child of the ‘50s and ‘60s, Connard dropped out of engineering school in 1968, and as a result of the draft, served in the US Army, including a one-year tour of duty in Vietnam. Following an honorable military discharge, h…

Episode 41: Pursuing Better Relationship Through Conflict with Dr. Emi Garzitto

Aug. 24, 2022

Dr. Garzitto has been developing, promoting and implementing positive communication practices and conflict support skills for over 27 years. Her Doctoral research focused on helping communities, “learn how to get along”. She…

Episode 40: Pursuing Normal When Your Parent is Ill with Michelle Hodgson

Aug. 17, 2022

Michelle is writing a memoir about growing up with a parent with schizoaffective disorder. It will be a disjointed and bumpy ride sharing her experience trying to advocate for and support her mom, who struggled with her ment…

Episode 39: Pursuing Relationship After Estrangement with Dave Koll After Estrangement with Dave Koll

Aug. 10, 2022

Dave will never cease in his desire to shine in a way that helps others find their way. He is a mesmerizing storyteller and author of Letters to William. Dave sees this book as not an end to the story, but just the beginning…

Episode 38: Pursuing Strength, Sobriety, and Success at the Gym with Kathryn Bennet

Aug. 3, 2022

As a world-record-holding strongwoman, personal growth expert Kathryn Bennett is an 40 under 40 award winner, celebrated speaker and advocate for developing mental toughness. With a background in change management and Lean S…

Episode 37: Pursuing Good Enough with NICU doc Dr. Susan Landers

July 27, 2022

Dr. Susan Landers is a neonatologist who worked full-time in the NICU for over thirty years and raised three children to young adulthood. She achieved many academic and professional accomplishments, and she encountered chall…

Episode 36: Pursuing Open Conversations With Teens with Cai Graham

July 20, 2022

Cai Graham is a Parenting & Teen Mentor, Podcaster, International Speaker and Amazon #1 bestselling author of The Teen Toolbox™. Her mission is to help parents to support their children so that together we can build a mental…

Episode 35: Pursuing Mental Toughness with Clifford Starks

July 13, 2022

Clifford Starks is a Coach and Consulting looking to help entrepreneurs get their time back by focusing on what they love and delegating out what they don’t. So that they can live in their greatest truth and create impact th…

Episode 34: Pursuing Justice with Rachel Bruno

July 6, 2022

Rachel is a Nashville based author, and advocate for parents that have been falsely accused in the child welfare system. Her book Fractured Hope: A Mother's Fight for Justice has been featured in top podcasts such as the Je…

Episode 33: Pursuing Soul Care with Kelly Skinner

June 29, 2022

Kelly Skinner is the founder of Soul Care, a day retreat center in Urbana, Illinois that provides resources to nurture the soul, space for stillness, and a community to support spiritual growth for people of all faiths and n…

Episode 32: Pursuing Health In The Real World with Chris Janke

June 22, 2022

Chris Janke has a fitness trainer and founder of the Health In The Real World Podcast. He's the author of five books. He's the father of four kids under age 10, and lives in San Jose, California. Follow Chris on YouTube Chec…

Episode 31: Pursuing Healthy Foster-Parenting and Step-Parenting with Debbie Ausburn

June 15, 2022

A social worker turned lawyer, Debbie Ausburn has spent decades raising other people’s children as a foster parent and stepparent. Her children have taught her that, even though she was their Plan B parent, she could forge s…

Episode 30: Pursuing a Miracle with Kaj Smit

June 8, 2022

Kaj Smit is a 19 year-old guy from the Netherlands. This is the story of how he went from a fit young man to a vegetable in mere hours. He shares his incredible story and the lessons he learned along the way. Connect with Ka…

Episode 29: Pursuing An Examined Life with Dr. Gwendolyn Dolske

June 1, 2022

Gwendolyn Dolske PhD is a professor in the Philosophy Department at Cal Poly Pomona. She is the author of academic essays and the book Tips From The Professor A Guide to College Success. She teaches Philosophy of Sex and L…

Episode 28: Pursuing Humor In Mid-Life and When Your Kid Goes To College with Sharon Brecher

May 25, 2022

Sharon L. Brecher is a mom-blogger, writer, illustrator, wife, and Miserable Mom. Her first book, Miserable Mom: The Do’s and Don’ts of Sending Your Kid to College, calls out the absurdities of this stage of motherhood with …

Episode 27: Thriving After Cancer with Amor Traceski

May 18, 2022

Amor Traceski is a two-time cancer survivor, motivational speaker, life coach, and author of The Cancer Patient's Reference Manual: Been There, Done That: Practical Tips and Wisdom From Cancer Survivors For Cancer Patients.…

Episode 26: Pursuing Vitality When Your Body Hurts with Terry Tucker

May 11, 2022

Terry Tucker is an international podcast guest on the topics of motivation, self-development, and mental health. He has been a college basketball player, a marketing executive, a hospital administrator, a SWAT Team Hostage N…

Episode 25: Pursuing Finding Your Voice with Joyfully Cricket

May 4, 2022

Joyfully Cricket began her journey of transformation at the age of 20 when she experienced a personal tragedy. She made the choice to allow this tragedy to propel her into a life of spiritual and personal growth, to make mea…

Bonus Episode: Jonny McCoy's Story (Accompanies Episode 24)

April 27, 2022

This is the episode that contains Jonny's story. It accompanies episode 24. This story documents abuse suffered over the first decades of his life from those who should have been protecting him. Support the show (https://www…

Episode 24: Pursuing Mental Health with Jonny McCoy

April 27, 2022

In October 2009, I witnessed a suicide while being unlawfully detained in a jail cell in Columbia, S.C. Although my case garnered national attention and I won the lawsuit against my wrongdoers, my mental health plummeted. As…