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Episode 66: Pursuing Community While Parenting Special Needs Children with Jan Stewart

Feb. 8, 2023

Jan Stewart is a highly regarded mental health governance expert and advocate. Her brutally honest memoir Hold on Tight: A Parent’s Journey Raising Children with Mental Illness describes her emotional roller coaster story …

Episode 65: Pursuing A Healthy Spirit with Melinda Hardin

Feb. 1, 2023

In this interview, Melinda Hardin discusses overcoming a drinking addiction and how finding a more open and inclusive faith practice and community enabled her to heal her spirit.

Episode 64: Pursuing One's Search For Meaning with Nick McGowan

Jan. 25, 2023

Nick McGowan discusses how faith and life experience have come together and molded him into the person he is today.

Guest: Nick McGowan

Episode 63: Pursuing a Kick A** Mindset with Donna Franklin

Jan. 18, 2023

Donna Franklin takes through her true-life rags to riches story that has allowed her to form a kick a** mindset.

Episode 62: Pursuing Gut Health with Geta Barbu

Jan. 11, 2023

Geta Barbu discusses her traumatic beginning in life and her journey to find answers to her liver and gut disease.

Guest: Geta Barbu

Episode 61: Pursuing Peace with Reiki with Michaela Daystar

Jan. 4, 2023

Michaela talks to the Pursuing Uncomfortable Podcast audience about the benefits of Reiki, and how it changes her life.

Episode 60: Thank You

Dec. 28, 2022

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Guest: Melissa Ebken

Episode 59: Pursuing Healing After Sexual Assault with Robert Uttaro

Dec. 21, 2022

Robert, or Bobby, as he likes to be called, is a rape crisis counselor for the last 15 years. He joins us today to talk about his experience in that field to encourage us to know about the resources in our local communities,…

Guest: Robert Uttaro

Episode 57: Pursuing Freedom From the Past with Chad Peevy

Dec. 14, 2022

CHAD PEEVY gave himself permission to break and untangle the mindsets he inherited growing up in an emotionally and physically abusive family in rural Arkansas. Childhood trauma caused depression and anxiety to follow him in…

Guest: Chad Peevy

Bonus Episode 58: The Bible's Blessing Of Same Sex Marriage

Dec. 14, 2022

Have you ever wondered if you could be Christian and gay? Or if you could be Christian and support and love people who are gay? The answer is YES. This episode digs into the scriptures to reveal God's acceptance and blessing…

Guest: Melissa Ebken

Episode 56: Pursuing Light In the Online Darkness with Lisa Thee

Dec. 7, 2022

Ms. Thee is a Top 50 Global Thought Leader for AI, Privacy, and Safety with demonstrated experience in delivering revenue and solving complex business technology, governance, privacy and risk challenges at scale. Ms. Thee is…

Guest: Lisa Thee

Episode 55: Pursuing Life After Grief with Lisa Michelle Zega

Nov. 30, 2022

Lisa Michelle Zega is a Life Coach for spiritual people experiencing loss that mere religion can’t hold. She guides them to process grief through LOVE and move from the emptiness of rigid certainty to the vibrancy of a life …

Episode 54: Pursuing My Birth Mother's Story with Edward Di Gangi

Nov. 23, 2022

Edward Di Gangi was adopted at birth in New York City. An only child, he made no effort to explore his heredity until, at age 69, a visit to a cemetery where members of his adoptive mother's family were buried stirred his in…

Episode 53: Pursuing Health By Eliminating Allergies with Dr. Ynge Ljung

Nov. 16, 2022

Throughout her career, Dr. Ynge has been challenged by Western medicine’s reliance on treating symptoms typically with drugs, ignoring other factors that seem obvious. She spent years studying ancient healing sources and Chi…

Guest: Ynge Ljung

Episode 52: Pursuing Cutting The Cord But Not The Ties with Denise Drinkwalter

Nov. 9, 2022

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Episode 51: Pursuing Audacious Authenticity with Dr. Nicole Bradford

Nov. 2, 2022

Dr. Nicole D. Bradford is a published author, life coach, entrepreneur, and speaker with two decades of experience in the field of education. She energizes and equips others to take action and live audaciously authentic live…

Episode 50: Pursuing the Life You Want with Jeanine Grayson

Oct. 26, 2022

A former perfectionist who struggled with setting boundaries, Jeanine spent years of her life in a toxic relationship feeling unhappy, unfulfilled, and undervalued. Amidst a battle with cancer, Jeanine experienced a transfor…

Episode 49: Pursuing Zero Mind-Cluck with Maria Finch

Oct. 19, 2022

Maria T. Finch is an Inner Intelligence Coach at Silence the Mindcluck. Mindcluck means what you think it means…the mind chatter everyone experiences that can derail even the best moments. Maria works with high achievers who…

Guest: Maria Finch

Episode 48: Pursuing Normal Again with Kathryn Lund

Oct. 12, 2022

Kathryn Lund is an author and speaker from the north of England. She brings her experience of personal grief and living with a neurofunctional disorder to her work. Her novel, The Things We Left Sleeping is out now. Follow K…

Guest: Kathryn Lund

Episode 47: Pursuing Fulfillment with Claire Campagna

Oct. 5, 2022

Claire holds a B.S. in Packaging Science from Clemson University and is a 200hr Certified Yoga Teacher. After nearly 7 years as a Packaging Consultant in the corporate world, she transitioned into managing her own business a…

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…

Guest: Brian Kaylor

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…

Guest: Betsy Rosam

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…

Guest: Urmi Hossain

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…

Guest: Matt Wilson