DOSPOD E59

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Life is a mixture of the good and bad. Sometimes the tough experiences leave scars—physical and emotional—but those experiences also form who we are. Scars are reminders of the hard moments and tough experiences, but they also prove that we are capable of healing. In Episode 59, Steph and I have an honest conversation about our scars and the gratitude …

DOSPOD E58

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A conspiracy theory used to mean an idea that was completely on the fringe, but today it seems there are a growing number of conspiracy theories and an increasing number of people willing to take them at face value. To explore this phenomenon, Steph and I go inside our own experiences with conspiracy theories. For many years, Steph believed the …

DOSPOD E57

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In Steph’s work as a DIY’er on YouTube she often gets comments telling her to get back in the kitchen. The title Episode 57 comes straight from one of those comments. Steph and I have an honest conversation about what’s at the heart of these comments and why they aren’t okay. Do the men who make these comments realize how …

DOSPOD E56

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In these highly polarized times, can people with completely different political views have an honest conversation? Is there value in this kind of conversation? For this episode, Steph and I invited Steph’s friend Daniel back to the podcast. He’s a conservative with well-researched and strongly-held opinions who was willing to give it a try. We talk about some tools that …

DOSPOD E55

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Sometimes we just have to say it: life is a lot right now. From COVID-19 to the upcoming election, our relationships are strained, our nerves are fried, and our personal emotional reserves are nearly depleted. Differing political viewpoints and differing ideas about public health have always existed, so what is it about this particular season that makes it feel heavier? …

DOSPOD E54

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We each have different hats we wear at work and at home, but do we also wear masks? Do they hide who we truly are? Are there times when it is healthy and appropriate to hide our feelings? In this episode of the podcast, Steph and I have an honest conversation wearing masks and why it’s important not to wear …

Am I Wearing the Right Clothes?

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I learned a lot when I was in law school, not only about the law but about life. For example, I learned a lot about attending weddings. Thanks to my classmates, I attended everything from lovely garden weddings to formal banquet hall shindigs and everything in between. Many of the details have faded from memory, but I will never forget …

DOSPOD E53

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Money is something that is essential and yet it’s one of those things we are taught not to talk about. In fact, culture says it’s downright rude to discuss money. The reality is many of us are carrying around money scars. In this episode, Steph and I both share honestly about the money messages communicated to us as we were …

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DOSPOD E52

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Steph and I have an honest conversation about dreaming big and being ready for our dreams to come true. We talk about whether there’s a difference between an idea, a goal, and a dream. We also address the reality that we sometimes let other people discourage our dreams. Steph and I each share about some of our dreams that have …

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A Lesson from Jonah about Getting My Way

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Let’s talk about Jonah, one of the Old Testament books of prophecy. Although the book of Jonah is found in the “minor prophecy” section, I would argue its four chapters have an outsized presence in our collective consciousness. There are tons of children’s books about Jonah, most featuring friendly-looking whales on the cover. Jonah is present in statue form and …