Episode 38: Loving Your Body with Guest Rachel Smith

June 19, 2017

We are excited for our third ever guest- Rachel Smith, Director of Women in Motion out of Ogden, Utah (http://womeninmotion.website/). Rachel talks about the connection between physical health and emotional well being with touching and inspiring stories.

These resources were referenced in the podcast:
Brene Brown Videos:







"Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain" by John Ratey

Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program that Works by Evelyn Tribole M.S. R.D. and Elyse Resch M.S. R.D. F.A.D.A.


Episode 37: Step 7

June 12, 2017

Continuing our series on the 12 steps and exploring step 7 through the lens of several different fellowships- Jackie and Jon explore how we "Humbly ask God to remove our defects of character." Jackie shares a funny story about mixing up "humility" with "humiliation" - you don't want to miss this episode.


Episode 36: Step 6

June 5, 2017

The momentum can feel like it really starts to shift in step 6. Jackie and Jon discuss what "defects of character" means- and examine some of the ways those defects manifest in less-than-obvious ways.


Episode 35: Step 5

May 31, 2017

In Step 5, "we admitted to God, ourselves, and another human being the exact nature of our wrongs." Jackie and Jon explore what "exact nature" means as well as discuss the benefits of step 5 as presented in various big books.


Episode 34: Step 4- The Fearless Inventory

May 22, 2017

In this episode, Jon and Jackie discuss the 4th step and the "big inventory" and how to take it in chunks. The fourth step can be where everything changes.


Episode 33: Step 3

May 15, 2017

What does it mean to 'become willing to surrender...?' Jon and Jackie dive into step 3- looking at willingness and surrender through the lens of the 12 steps.




Episode 32: Step 2

May 8, 2017

Jackie and Jon continue their series examining the 12 steps through different fellowshps' literature. Step two describes all of the ways that "we came to believe" and the ins and outs of what exactly is the nature of what we came to believe.


Episode 31: Step 1

May 1, 2017

Jon and Jackie take a look at Step 1- across 8 different 12 step fellowships. Every fellowship has a little bit of a different approach and understanding to working the steps- most people will be benefited by learning about powerlessness and unmanageability from a few different angles.


Episode 30: New Hope Recovery with Jeff Zacharias

April 25, 2017

We were privileged to have Jeff Zacharias, the President of New Hope Recovery in Chicago as a guest. Jeff talked about the intersection of trauma, addiction, and mental health in the LGBTQQI community- YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS EPISODE- Jeff's insights and work highlight the importance of having a safe, healthy, and connected recovery community.

You can learn more about Jeff and New Hope Recovery at http://www.new-hope-recovery.com/center  and http://www.jeffzacharias.com/website/



Episode 29: What’s Missing? The ability to argue

April 17, 2017

We're back to another installment of "What's Missing?" In this episode we look at the fine art of argument- the ability to state your own feelings, position, wants, and needs, while hearing that of another's without becoming defensive or shut off. This ability is critical in healthy differentiated relationships.