#53: An Infertility & Miscarriage Story

Jess and Mary talk with Morgan Lawless as she shares her struggles with infertility and miscarriage. They discuss how to support someone on this journey and what we could all be better at doing.

TRIGGER WARNING: This might be hard for some people to listen to. Skip it if you’ve not in a spot to listen to someone else’s baby struggles.

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Show Notes:

-Again: TRIGGER WARNING: This might be hard for some people to listen to. Skip it if you’ve not in a spot to listen to someone else’s baby struggles.

-Book Jess recommends about not knowing what to say when bad things happen: There Is No Good Card for This: What To Say and Do When Life Is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to People You Love by Emily McDowell

-Broken Brain podcast

-If you’d like to connect with Morgan, contact Jess or Mary through email or social media.

-We want your questions for an upcoming episode with Lauren from Renovate Your Plate! Email or send us a message on social media.

-HEY. Like the podcast Facebook page.

-AND LEAVE US A REVIEW ON ITUNES SO WE CAN STOP YELLING AT YOU.

-Want to tell us your thoughts and opinions about things? Connect with us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or email us!

-Theme song provided by The Easthills. "Expose Myself" can be found on their Death of a Salesman album.

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#52: Seasons of Life

Jess and Mary talk about the rhythms of life—sometimes called “seasons”—and how they ride out the hard and remember to enjoy the easier.

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Show Notes:

-We want your questions for an upcoming episode with Lauren from Renovate Your Plate! Email or send us a message on social media.

-HEY. Like the podcast Facebook page.

-AND LEAVE US A REVIEW ON ITUNES SO WE CAN STOP YELLING AT YOU.

-Want to tell us your thoughts and opinions about things? Connect with us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or email us!

-Theme song provided by The Easthills. "Expose Myself" can be found on their Death of a Salesman album.

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#51: Adult Children of Alcoholics

Jess and Mary share what they’ve learning about adult children of alcoholics. They discuss characteristics, ways ACOAs carry their wounds into new relationships, and how we begin to heal.

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Show Notes:

-Mary’s blog series on adult children of alcoholics

-Free resources for ACOAs: Al-Anon and Adult Children of Alcoholic meetings

-Jess’ book: Adult Children of Alcoholics Syndrome by Wayne Kritsberg
-Mary’s book: Adult Children of Alcoholics by Dr. Janet G. Woititz

-The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk, MD

-Mary’s upcoming writer’s workshop, grab your ticket HERE

-We want your questions for an upcoming episode with Lauren from Renovate Your Plate! Email or send us a message on social media.

-HEY. Like the podcast Facebook page.

-AND LEAVE US A REVIEW ON ITUNES SO WE CAN STOP YELLING AT YOU.

-Want to tell us your thoughts and opinions about things? Connect with us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or email us!

-Theme song provided by The Easthills. "Expose Myself" can be found on their Death of a Salesman album.

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#50: Season Six Kick Off

Jess and Mary share their summers, life changes, podcast updates, and general mayhem. We're back for a new season, and we're so excited.

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Show Notes:

-Sobriety update: Jess is 118 days sober!

-You can here the live episodes here: part one and part two.

-Read about our move from the Front Room Studio

-Mary’s favorite Instagram dog account Damn Delicious. (Make sure to follow Jess and Mary on Instagram while you’re there!)

-Books we read this summer that we love: Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane and Love Story by Erich Segal.

-We want your questions for an upcoming episode with Lauren from Renovate Your Plate! Email or send us a message on social media.

-HEY. Like the podcast Facebook page.

-AND LEAVE US A REVIEW ON ITUNES SO WE CAN STOP YELLING AT YOU.

-Want to tell us your thoughts and opinions about things? Connect with us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or email us!

-Theme song provided by The Easthills. "Expose Myself" can be found on their Death of a Salesman album.

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#49: Season Five Wrap Up, Part Two

The Front Room Studio, Jess and Mary share part two of the live show wrap up. They take questions from listeners, celebrate Jess’ birthday (surprise!), and a final Not Terrible session from the Front Room Studio.

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Show Notes:

-We celebrated Jess’ birthday with Girl Scout cookies, Affirmators! Cards, and Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans.

-The new season starts September 16th

-Cherie Lowe’s new book: Your Money Your Marriage

-This season’s book club selection: 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do by Amy Morin (we’ll be back in August with a bonus episode over the book!)

-HEY. Like the podcast Facebook page.

-AND LEAVE US A REVIEW ON ITUNES SO WE CAN STOP YELLING AT YOU.

-Want to tell us your thoughts and opinions about things? Connect with us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or email us!

-Theme song provided by The Easthills. "Expose Myself" can be found on their Death of a Salesman album.

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#48: Season Five Wrap-Up, Part One

Live from the Front Room Studio, Jess and Mary share what’s going on this summer, talk about their favorite episodes of this season, and chat with a special guest (Chris Graham, Mary’s husband).

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Show Notes:

-Intuitive Eating episode with Lauren Rieker

-Gray-Area Drinking episode

-episodes on religion:
#16: Jess Asks & Mary Tries to Answer
#42: Let's Talk About Prayer
#45: Leaning Into the Pain

-The fabrication Chris wrote on Mary’s blog: Six years out: Chris’ story

-This season’s book club selection: 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do by Amy Morin (we’ll be back in August with a bonus episode over the book!)

-HEY. Like the podcast Facebook page.

-AND LEAVE US A REVIEW ON ITUNES SO WE CAN STOP YELLING AT YOU.

-Want to tell us your thoughts and opinions about things? Connect with us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or email us!

-Theme song provided by The Easthills. "Expose Myself" can be found on their Death of a Salesman album.

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#47: Trauma Bond Relationships

Jess and Mary talk about trauma bond relationships, what it looks like, what it does to our lives, and how we start to heal from them.

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Show Notes:

-Trauma versus trauma: the difference is explained here

-the ACE quiz: take it and what the results mean

-what is codependency and signs your relationship is codependent

-This season’s book club selection: 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do by Amy Morin

-While you’re on Facebook, like the podcast Facebook page.

-AND LEAVE US A REVIEW ON ITUNES SO WE CAN STOP YELLING AT YOU.

-Want to tell us your thoughts and opinions about things? Connect with us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or email us!

-Theme song provided by The Easthills. "Expose Myself" can be found on their Death of a Salesman album.

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#46: Transitioning Special Needs Kids with Sierra Holmes

Jess and Mary speak with Sierra Holmes about what happens to our special needs kids after they transition out of the secondary school setting. This is a conversation close to Jess’ heart. We hope you enjoy it.

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Show Notes:

-Episode 43: Advocating for Our Kids in School

-Guest: Sierra Holmes works at Opportunities for Growth (OPG) in Indianapolis

-Children's Medicaid Waiver Programs

-Connect with Sierra on her blog, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter

-This season’s book club selection: 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do by Amy Morin

-Like us on Facebook to keep up with upcoming events at the Front Room Studio.

-While you’re there, like the podcast Facebook page too.

-AND LEAVE US A REVIEW ON ITUNES SO WE CAN STOP YELLING AT YOU.

-Want to tell us your thoughts and opinions about things? Connect with us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or email us!

-Theme song provided by The Easthills. "Expose Myself" can be found on their Death of a Salesman album.

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#45: Leaning into the Pain

Episode 44 is about leaning into the pain and discomfort of change and growth and death. Jess and Mary talk about why it’s easy to want to skip this stage, but why we need to stay in it.

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Show Notes:

-Want to join us for a live recording of the show? Grab your ticket here!

-Psychology Today

-This season’s book club selection: 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do by Amy Morin

-Like us on Facebook to keep up with upcoming events at the Front Room Studio.

-While you’re there, like the podcast Facebook page too.

-AND LEAVE US A REVIEW ON ITUNES SO WE CAN STOP YELLING AT YOU.

-Want to tell us your thoughts and opinions about things? Connect with us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or email us!

-Theme song provided by The Easthills. "Expose Myself" can be found on their Death of a Salesman album.

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#44: Brainspotting with Brooke Randolph

Episode 44 brings therapist Brooke Randolph back for another chat. This time she’s schooling Jess and Mary on brainspotting: what it is, how it helps, and who it’s for.

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Show Notes:

-You can learn more about Brooke Randolph here.

-What is brainspotting? You can read more about it here.

-Episode 33 with Brooke: Therapy Tips from a Therapist

-If you’re not an email subscriber, sign up here! If you are an email subscriber, but don’t get the emails, check your spam!

-Music for brainspotting and bilateral stimulation (use at your own risk!)

-Midwest Brainspotting Institute

-Give an Hour: giving help and hope to military families (and now first responders)

-Brainspotting Indy

-Recommended books: Brainspotting by David Grand and This is Your Brain on Sports by David Grand

-Connect with Brooke Randolph on her website, Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.

-If you’re local to Indianapolis, Brooke and her associates are accepting new clients, visit their website for more information.

-Theme song provided by The Easthills. "Expose Myself" can be found on their Death of a Salesman album.

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