Defining Steps for Life

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

A Simple Gift to Transform Mother’s Day

The beautiful gift bag waited next to my front door. I noticed it, but my spirit just shrugged…meh. A brilliant sun and clear blue sky stood in stark contrast to the state of my heart that Mother’s Day Sunday. I was just a few years past the decision to stop fertility treatments and had launched […]

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Getting Ready for Mother’s Day

This episode is for everyone! As we prepare for special celebrations this Mother’s Day, remember to reach out to women and families walking through infertility or child loss to support them on what can be a painful day. When the Stork Passes By is a resource to equip communities and individuals to help build a […]

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Thankfulday #101

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Is it Time for a Reset?

I am approaching a new season in my life and I’m saying, “yes,” to this unpredictable adventure. Maybe you have come face-to-face with a new change in life too? I am taking defining steps to embrace this change and I want to share those steps with you. When you’ve had a change in your life, […]

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A New Adventure

Have you ever found yourself considering a huge change or adventure in life? Or maybe a small tweak that feels a bit scary? I’m on the edge of a big change and feeling excited but also feeling a little terror like I did when I jumped out of a plane (thankfully in tandem with an […]

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