218 SelfWork: Explaining Hypnosis

Today in this episode sponsored by BetterHelp, we’re talking about hypnosis. Not only will I try to debunk the various myths there are out there about it, but help you understand exactly how it can work. I’ve been hypnotized several times myself and I’ll explain what...

Finding Your Purpose: The Best Valentines Gift You Can Give Yourself

In the second grade, I was elected “Valentine Queen” of my class. I wore a glittery paper crown all day long and dreamed of future ascensions. Miss Pine Bluff. Miss Arkansas. Miss America. I remember the surprising happiness that seeped inside of me,...

SelfWork YGTG (You Get the Gist): Why Exactly Did I Write A Book?

Writing a book is the hardest and most labor-intensive task I’ve ever accomplished. And sometimes, while I was deep in the throws of its creation, I would wonder why I was doing it, even though I was so passionate about its message. What did I really hope would...

How To Step Away From Paralyzing Shame

At the age of 34, I didn’t think I’d ever live down my shame. I’d struggled through a chaotic ten years. I’d ended two marriages –  for very different reasons. Yet I was acutely aware that the common thread between them was me. I was struggling...

217 SelfWork: When Brothers and Sisters Abuse One Another

Trigger Warning: If you choose to listen to this episode on sibling sexual abuse, please keep your own self-care in mind. I’ll have international sexual abuse hotline numbers in the show notes: But the US hotline is  1-800-656-4673. Sibling sexual abuse is a complex...