EP 036: Who Else Finds If Difficult To Be Vulnerable?

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Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Brene Brown

There is a lot of talk around vulnerability especially since Brene Browns TED talk went viral a few years ago. So why is still so hard for us to actually be vulnerable in our relationships? In this episode I’m sharing a few of my thought on vulnerability and how we can access the courage we need to act upon that vulnerability with those we are in relationship with. 

 

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EP 035: Expectation Of Hope With Abby Paterson

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About This Episode:

In this episode of The Couragecast I am talking to Abby Paterson about how she was able to come to terms with the end of her marriage at a very young age. Abby shares with transparency the journey she went on to find hope in the midst of one of the most painful experiences of her life. During our conversation she shares how she is not willing to be defined by her past, but instead is using this experience to help other women navigate crisis within their relationships. Abby is a blogger, event planner and the founder of the Truly Movement.

The Truly Movement is a platform for story-telling. A place to find yourself among friends and learn that you are not alone on your journey. The goal is to cultivate a safe space, build a community and ultimately glorify God by sharing stories of redemption & restoration. 

 
 
 
 
Are you ready to take your personal and professional life to a whole new level? A mastermind changed my life and I know it will change yours. The Brave Mastermind begins February 26th, 2018. To find out more, click below. 

EP 034: The Courage To Communicate Well

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One of the biggest reasons why relationships fail is because we lack the ability to communicate with one another. It's important we learn to communicate not only in romantic relationships but in friendship and within the context of our work relationships. Today I'm joined by my friend Ruth Mullen who shares a few practical tips on communicating well.  

 

Are you ready to take your personal and professional life to a whole new level? A mastermind changed my life and I know it will change yours. The Brave Mastermind begins February 26th, 2018. To find out more, click below. 

 

EP 033: In Seasons Of Suffering With Holly Snell

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About This Episode:

'Experiencing God in His nearness in such tragedy and pain truly was that gift in suffering.'

In this episode, I am chatting with an amazing woman whose story will amaze you. Married to her college sweetheart, she and her husband started a life that young women dream of. Then the unthinkable happened, and her husband and brother in law both died in a tragic accident. Now a young widow and mother of a toddler, Holly went on a journey of healing her broken heart and rebuilding her life. 

Holly is the Executive Director of Hope Women's Center, an unplanned pregnancy health clinic. Even though Holly was raised in a pastor’s home and is married to a pastor, the fulfillment and calling she feels from the Lord for this ministry has impacted her deeply. Holly has been ministering all over the country for over 15 years sharing at churches, conferences, universities, and organizations about how God turned the ashes of tragedy and loss in her life into beauty and restoration. She is co-author of Dancing on My Ashes with her sister Heather. Holly previously served as Vice President of Marketing with Pursuant, a full-service fundraising agency to nonprofits. Holly lives in McKinney with her husband Aaron who is a Pastor at The Parks Church which they planted with three other couples seven years ago. They have three children: Emma (19), Malachi (14), and Ava (10). 

 
 

Connect With Holly:

Twitter, Facebook 

Dancing On My Ashes

 

 
 
Are you ready to take your personal and professional life to a whole new level? A mastermind changed my life and I know it will change yours. The Brave Mastermind begins February 26th, 2018. To find out more, click below. 

EP 032: Are You Missing Out On Love With Andrea Crisp

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"If you are the smartest person in the room, then you're in the wrong room."

If you have been hanging out with us during the month of February then you know we have been talking about facing fear in life, love, and relationships. In this minisode I’m chatting with my friend Dani Kreeft about relationships and whether or not single people are missing out on love just because they are single. 

Types of Love:

  • Eros - romantic love
  • Philia - emotional bond in friendship
  • Agape - God’s unconditional love
  • Storjay - familial love
 
 

EP 031: A Marriage Restored With Audrey Meisner

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About This Episode:

“There is no such thing as a small compromise."

Relationships can be difficult under any circumstance. My guest today had her world turned upside down when she found out she was expecting her fourth child from someone other than the man she was married to. With vulnerability and transparency, my friend Audrey shares with us the journey she and her husband Bob traveled when they decided to forgive one another and work through the difficult issues in their marriage. 

Audrey Meisner is a best-selling Author, Speaker, Relationship Specialist and Founder of Love Married Life ®. Audrey has her Doctorate in Ministry and her heartfelt message to women is to combat self-destructive thoughts of regret and shame and receive and display God’s unconditional love, forgiveness and smile on their lives.  Together, Bob and Audrey specialize in helping marriages build and maintain phenomenal love.  They have four children and live in Phoenix, Arizona.  

 

 
 

Connect With Audrey:

Instagram, Facebook, www.bobandaudrey.com

 

 
 
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EP 030: The Brave Mastermind With Andrea Crisp

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"If you are the smartest person in the room, then you're in the wrong room."

In this minisode of The Couragecast I am talking about one of my favourite thing, and something that has completely revolutionized my life and my business. If you’ve ever wondered what a Mastermind is all about then this is the episode for you. I’m going to give you the inside scoop and explain what takes place in a good Mastermind and what you should look for when you’re trying to find one.

And for those of you who are interested in joining a Mastermind, I’m launching one that begins at the end of February, 2018. Make sure to apply right away as spots are limited. Head over to www.andreacrisp.ca for all the details. 

 
 

EP 029: Finding Your Identity With Kathleen Van Engen

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About This Episode:

“My affirmation cannot come from other people or I would have quit so long ago because nobody sees what it takes."

So often in life we as women can feel like we are being defined by the roles that we play, so we begin to search for our true identity. In this episode, I am talking with my friend and director of Tattered Tiara’s about the struggles we face as women to be uniquely who have been created to be. In this candid conversation, Kathleen shares her battle with mental illness following the birth of her second son and how that was the catalyst for her becoming an advocate for women suffering from mental health issues. We also talk about the challenge women face in leadership and trap that we can easily fall into when we look for our identity in what we do instead of who we are. 

Kathleen Van Engen is the executive director of the teenage girls organization, Tattered Tiaras. Kathleen is passionate about the advancement of young girls in positions of leadership and influence. Tattered Tiaras offers supports for teen girls in the areas of identity, mental health, and leadership. As a soon to be mom of ironically, 3 boys, Kathleen has been navigating the balance of several important roles; wife, mom, and entrepreneur. Throw into the mix a 2 year battle with postpartum depression and anxiety, Kathleen has also developed a passion for mental health and educating fellow strugglers along the way of how to keep dreaming during difficult seasons.

 

 
 

Connect With Kathleen:

Instagram, Facebook, Tattered Tiaras

 

 
 
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