Episode 103: Later-Stage Sex and Love Addiction Recovery for Women with Staci Sprout

October 15, 2018
We're excited to be talking with Staci Sprout- therapist and author of the memoir: Naked in Public.  Staci talks with us about the 4 phases of recovery for women and focuses on the gifts in stage 3 and 4.
You can learn more about Staci by visiting her website www.stacisprout.com



Episode 102: Effective Apologies

October 8, 2018
Every news cycle highlights something that someone wants an apology for.  The apology rarely happens, and when it does, it is often underwhelming and leaves much to be desired.  Jon and Jackie dissect a 2014 paper written by Stanford Psychologist Karina Schumann in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology that suggests a good apology has eight specific parts:
The words "I'm sorry."
The words "I was wrong," or some variation thereof.
An acknowledgment of the action being apologized for.
An honest description of the action without blaming others.
An emphasis on understanding how the wronged person has been hurt.
An outline of plans to make amends for the damage the was done.
An assurance that what's being apologized for won't happen again.
An ask for forgiveness.  

Episode 101: Therapeutic Disclosure with Hope Ray

October 1, 2018
Disclosure is a process that helps bring a culture of honesty to a relationship.  It's also a place where many are tempted to take shortcuts.  Jackie and Jon talk with Hope Ray, a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist in Michigan.  Hope is a specialist in Therapeutic Disclosure with couples in recovery.
You can learn more about our guest, Hope Ray, on her website www.hoperaytherapy.com.

Episode 100:  Catching Up

September 25, 2018
We're celebrating 100 episodes, two years of Thanks for Sharing!  Jon and Jackie update their life stories with the last two years of change, growth, and challenges.



Episode 99: Power Plays in Relationships with Deb Kaplan

September 17, 2018
We're excited to welcome back Deb Kaplan, LPC, CSAT-S- author of For Love and Money: Exploring sexual and financial betrayal in relationship.  Today, Deb takes us on a deep dive into how power plays out between partners in a committed relationship.  You don't want to miss this!



Episode 98: Critical Thinking Skills

September 10, 2018
Jackie and Jon take a look at Critical Thinking through a relationship lens.  How do you engage the intuitive parts of your brain with the parts that are really good at analyzing and dissecting information?  Listen to find out!

Episode 97: Addiction, Trauma, and Relationships with Triune Therapy Group

September 4, 2018
Jackie and Jon welcome Kate Balestrieri, Psy. D, CSAT-S and Lauren Dummit, LMFT, CSAT to talk about the importance of understanding the intersection between addiction, trauma, and relationships.  Kate and Lauren co-founded Triune Therapy Group (https://www.triunetherapy.com) and host the weekly radio show "Behind Closed Doors with Dr. Kate and Lauren" (http://www.kabc.com/2018/05/31/behind-closed-doors-with-dr-kate-and-lauren/

Episode 96: There is no Silver Bullet

August 27, 2018

Jon and Jackie explore the 'Silver Bullet' myth as it relates to healing and recovery.  This might be a bit of a downer if you are putting a lot of time and energy into finding the one right solution to your problems- spoiler alert- it's most often not that simple!


Episode 95: What Changes in Recovery: Perspectives on Religion and Spirituality.

August 20, 2018

We've talked sex, we've talked politics (somewhat), and so we're taking a deeper dive into the last of the big three taboo topics- religion.  Jon and Jackie look at how recovery impacts religious beliefs and practices and spirituality.  There is not a one-size-fits-all description of here- it is such a unique unfolding for everyone- but there are some common themes we see.  Don't be afraid of these potential changes- when you are working on the core of you, you often see the core of you in new ways.


Episode 94: Picking Good Treatment with Duane Osterlind

August 13, 2018


Addiction recovery and treatment is not a one-size-fits-all deal.  
Jon and Jackie sit down with Duane Osterlind, the creator, and host of "The Addicted Mind" podcast (www.addictedmind.com).  Duane started the podcast in 2017 to help people in recovery make informed choices about their treatment.