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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Adoption

In honor of National Adoption Awareness Month, I spoke with Maggie during this episode of The Bearing Life® Podcast. As an adopted child herself, Maggie shares helpful information about the adopted child experience and wisdom learned in her biological family search. Here are a few books Maggie recommends: God Gave Us You by Lisa Tawn […]

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Adoption and the Meaning of Family

When I share about my infertility and involuntary childlessness through speaking events or one on one conversations, I often hear a follow-up question asking why I didn’t adopt a child. For most of my life, I wanted a house full of kids (similar to the Brady Bunch)! Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond my control, adoption […]

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Defining Steps to Manage Anxiety

During this uncertain and sometimes frustrating period of time, we can allow anxiety to settle and even control us. On The Bearing Life® Podcast my guest, Dr. Les Carter, shared practices we can use to gently manage our anxiety and take defining steps through difficult seasons in order to reduce anger, depression, and domestic abuse. […]

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Anxiety

In this week’s episode of The Bearing Life® Podcast, I share a conversation with Dr. Les Carter, a best-selling author and therapist. He specializes in anger management and narcissistic personality disorder. After spending months at home, many people are feeling added strain and pressure from stress and anxiety. Dr. Carter and I review steps we […]

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Coming to Terms with Anxiety

In the last few months, I’ve heard life reality stories of worry, stress, and grief both online and through friends’ firsthand accounts. In normal circumstances, each of us walks through varying seasons of worry throughout our lives. This year has such a multitude of issues that it can overwhelm even the most optimistic and hope-filled […]

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Defining Steps in Life Work and Calling

Rebecca Jowers, my guest this week on The Bearing Life™, serves as the executive director of Poiema Foundation, an organization that educates the public and raises awareness to prevent conditions that foster sex trafficking and other methods of exploitation. Rebecca’s passion for rescuing women and children from sexual abuse and exploitation developed over time and […]

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Human Trafficking

In this episode, I speak with Rebecca Jowers, Executive Director of Poiema Foundation. The Poiema Foundation, located in the Dallas area, educates the public and raises awareness in order to prevent conditions that foster sex trafficking and other methods of exploitation. Rebecca and I discuss the steps she took to build the foundation. You will […]

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