Defining Steps in the Range of Reality

Dr. Julie Shannon equips individuals and communities to engage in practical compassion for the realities of life. She utilizes speaking and writing to inspire others with real talk on real life issues, sharing solutions and stories to encourage hope, community, and a renewed perspective.

Encouraging Women

Equipping Communities

Engaging Life

Defining Steps to Navigate the Holidays

When we enter the holiday season, many families experience conflict when they face the, sometimes dreaded, question, “Where will we spend the holidays?” You may experience a lot of extended-family conflict answering this question if your relationships do not occupy the appropriate space. In 1966, Edward T. Hall developed the theory of proxemics, which is […]

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Holiday Proxemics

In this episode, I speak with Katherine Hill, my friend and creative director for The Bearing Life® Podcast and the DJS Brand. Katherine and her husband have been married for 15 years and they teach the pre-marital class at their church. We discuss Edward T. Hall’s theory of proxemics and how it applies to interacting […]

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Thankfulday #355

Thankful for Tex Mex on a cold, rainy night.

Navigating Family Stress over the Holidays

During a recent conversation with Katherine Hill, creative director for The Bearing LifeÒ Podcast and the DJS brand, we discussed wrapping up Season 2 and how best to share helpful information for the holidays. As we talked about the challenges of navigating Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year celebrations, etc. we laughed about various challenges […]

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Building New Relationships After Adoption

In honor of National Adoption Month, I shared a special podcast conversation and story this week. Maggie joined me on The Bearing Life® Podcast to tell us her story and to provide insight for other adopted children beginning a relationship with their biological family. Guidelines for building relationships after adoption 1.      Establish boundaries for communication. Maggie […]

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