The Art of Belonging: Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife

You'll want to listen to this one twice. Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife walks us through the tension of belonging to ourselves and belong to those we love. We talk about how to create strength in ourselves and in our relationships.

We ask questions about how to stand up for ourselves when someone pushes back. We talk about spirituality tied to self-development and learn new tools for building strength and confidence.


Deeper Self-Care

This episode is perfect for you if you’re looking for a deeper more purposeful version of self-care. The kind of self-care we’ll explore is less about bubble baths and working out and more about what we need in order to feel the way we want to feel. Giving self-care a rooted purpose creates more powerful healing.

“When the Universe give you a sign, you pull over.”

The Secret Lives of Lovers

The Jekyll and Hyde...even now, 5-years post d-day I still can't reconcile the man I thought I knew as my husband with the man I came to know.  At timecode 15:30 Dear Sugar says it best, " can't control what your husband is going to do about his problem, ok? but what you do know is that he has to do something or you can't stay with him...there are two truths, you're not responsible for your husband's life but you are responsible for your own.  Maybe you'll look into your husband's eyes and see that he is very sincere and see that he is going to really tackle this and you're willing to wait and maybe you're going to walk away tomorrow and i think anything you do is the right thing to do."

For me, this was the crux of it. Something had to be done or I knew I couldn't stay.

Lifting Hands International: Hayley Smith

This story is about compassion tied to action. It’s about a nation displaced. It’s about the power of language to build and heal. It’s about humanity and it’s about home.

Listen, as we follow the evolution of Hayley Smith, founder, and director of Lifting Hands International Over the last year, Hayley decided she could no longer be a bystander in the worldwide refugee crisis. Early January 2016, on the small island of Lesvos, Greece she came face to face with what she describes as a desperate human exodus. Iraqi, Syrian, and Afghan men, women, and children fleeing Turkey for the hopeful safety of European waters. What she saw changed everything.

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How to be Heard: Dr. Julie Hanks

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Being assertive --in the Dr. Julie de Azevedo Hanks way ( -- can create more love, more knowing, and more healing in a relationship, which seems counter-intuitive. Dr. Julie Hanks walks us through one of her own recent “assertiveness” experiences and then we dissect my own. gulp. 

Show Notes:

Dr. Julie Hanks

The Assertiveness Guide for Women: How to Communicate Your Needs, Set Healthy Boundaries, & Transform Your Relationships

The Leap, the Risk, and the Unknown: Rob Bell

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When considering a big change, I’ve mapped it out, planned it out, and then ripped it up and tossed it through the window because were too many unknowns. It’s easy to get knotted up in the hows, whats, and whys instead of taking the kind of leaps that change everything in our lives. It can be paralyzing.

If you've had any experience teetering on this edge, our Love Rice episode with New York Times Best selling author, spiritual teacher,  fellow podcaster, and white t-shirt-and-jeans-wearing family man Rob Bell will speak to you.

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Rob Bell

The Table: Trusting Your Gut with Catherine


This Love Rice episode is about decisions and self-care. Today, we'll hear one woman's story about how she experimented with discovering her own creativity through remodeling her kitchen table. She found purpose, self-confidence, and a sense of peace even in the wake of a difficult decision.

Show Notes:

The Healing Power of Creativity, Online Class @

Heroic Journeys: Dr. Brad Reedy

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This is all about boundaries and love. And, even though we talk about parenting, this conversation and Dr. Brad Reedy’s online class at gave me more depth and understanding about boundaries with adults too.

We’ll also talk about how to hold space for other people, the value of honoring our own darkness and how to hold our own space with confidence. If you’re seeking more direction and courage for yourself and your relationships, this episode will stir ideas to help you discover what actions you can take.

Show notes:

The Journey of the Heroic Parent: Your Child's Struggle & the Road Home, By Dr. Brad Reedy

Tell The Kids: Starr


I’ve been thinking a lot about kids and truth and hard messy family stuff. I’ve actually been thinking about it for years. And, like many of you, I’ve wondered how do you tell the kids, and what to tell them, and when do you tell them. In today’s podcast, we talk with Starr, a first-grade teacher and mother of three. She tells her childhood story of being told about some messy truths in her family.  If you have the same questions I have about kids and messy truths, this episode is perfect for you.

The Black and the White: Jessica Spieth


Meet Jessica Spieth, wife, mother, hippy and founder of the HÓZHÓ project, an organization that focuses on stories and photos about real people. Using gorgeous black and white photos of people to highlight their strength and beauty in the midst of heartache, Jessica tries to take the shame out of pain.In this episode we’ll learn something about the Navajo language, the power of a black and white photo, and how the book, The Princess Bride changes lives.

Part 2: Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife


In this episode we delve a little deeper into the patterns that keep us stuck.  Dr. Finlayson-fife talks about how to cross the bridge of owning our sexuality in the face of betrayal and defining what kind of sex we want.  We’ll discuss the confusing extremes we sometimes feel of wanting to ban sex and/or wanting to have all kinds of sex. And, we’ll see that caring for our sexuality is the same process whether or not we have a partner.

Blind spot: The Audacious Life


Blind spot: The Audacious Life, is a story told by Stephani Roberts.  Stephani is the author and podcaster of The Audacious Life, an organization that helps men and women recognize and heal from emotional/verbal abuse.  This story is about her genesis and her evolution.  It’s about how she began to see patterns in all her relationships. Stephani noticed the common denominator was her and with this awakening, she discovered her blind spot.