Episode 052: Teenagers, Communication, & Divorce with special guest Julie Smith Julie Smith, a licensed psychotherapist, was today’s guest. A parent of a teenager today would learn so much information just from this podcast alone. I did. For example, the manner in which Julie and her ex handled their own divorce. They learned how to better parent their own kids during their different stages of growing up (from young kids through their teen years). Teens have their own thoughts and sometimes connect with Dad and sometimes with Mom. It’s so important to keep the communications going. Talk to them, find out what all they are dealing with. The evolution of technology has changed our world and theirs. Teens are further ahead with technology than we are. Collaborate with them. Your teen can explain what all they face on a daily basis with this (bullying, peer pressure, friendships). You can learn from them. Hopefully they will open up with you and share. They can keep you informed on these new and different websites. There is so much out their compared to what we had in our teen years. Most importantly is to always be the parent who communicates with their children. Each week Mom-nonymous shares her thoughts on the episode. Mom-nonymous
Episode 052: Teenagers, Communication, & Divorce with special guest Julie Smith Welcome to our 52nd episode! Leanne and The Boyfriend discuss technology, specifically social media. The Boyfriend is very tech savvy but has no digital footprint. Leanne, on the other hand, stays pretty current with social media. Inspired by today’s guest, Leanne did a Google search for confession sites or vent rooms. Her search turned up churches and HVAC information. After refining her search, she found Muttr.com. This is a site where you can anonymously vent about whatever it is you need to get off your chest. Site’s such as this are very popular among younger generations and if you have kids/teens, this is something you probably want to know about this. Things have changed a lot since Leanne and The Boyfriend were kids. Today’s guest really sheds some light on today’s teens. 06:52 Meet Julie Smith, licensed psychotherapist, award-winning author and featured TEDx speaker, is an expert in the study of human behavior, specifically adolescent behavior. She has created pioneering workshops and courses such as What to Do When and SpeakTeen to help parents and professionals connect with teens while also dispelling the myths of adolescent (mis)behavior. Julie, a single parent, not only works
Episode 051: It’s time to level up! with special guest Katie Maggio Life coach Katie Maggio shares her story! Divorced once and married twice with two children, Katie reflects on her journey and how she got her. Right after her divorce, Katie dated a lot to pacify her thoughts. She also threw herself into her work as she went through the grieving process, She needed to figure out what she really needed to do to move forward and be happy. Eventually she realized that it was herself that needed to change. In doing so Katie transformed herself into be a better person. A much happier person, Katie is remarried and shares custody of her children with her ex-husband. She’s realized she can’t change her partner, she has to change herself to move on. Today Katie is a life coach who helps others through their troubled times. Each week Mom-nonymous shares her thoughts on the episode. Mom-nonymous is a wife, mom, and listener of Life Lafter Divorce Podcast. She’s been married for over 50 years, has never been divorced, and would like to remain anonymous.
Episode 051: It’s time to level up! with special guest Katie Maggio Our fifty second episode anniversary of Life Lafter Divorce is seriously right around the corner! We’re so close! Just one episode away! AND…our one year anniversary is on Valentine’s Day! Woohoo! Leanne and The Boyfriend wonder what happens after the grieving period of divorce. What’s next? It’s not uncommon 03:55 Meet Katie Maggio, mompreneur, host of the Level 10 Lifestyle Show (formerly titled Meaningful Moments) on iTunes, and creator of the Level 10 Method. This method was formed from the ashes of her divorce and incorporated into her life coaching. Katie living in New England with her husband and two children. She’s passionate about helping others raise their game in relationships (especially divorce!), careers, wellness, and finance. 14:20 Katie has been married 3 years to her second husband. 15:00 The Level 10 method came from the ashes of Katies divorce. She looked at herself and said, “how can I better myself?” She’s always seemed to be the go to person for advice, which some people liked and some people didn’t. Katie found herself helping a friend through her divorce and her friend said, “I hope someday I can be a level 10 like you.”
Episode 050: Embracing Her Feminine Power with special guest Orion Talmay A very interesting podcast this week! Your guest Orion Talmay hosts her own podcast, A Stellar Life. With two marriages behind her, she was certainly a broken woman. Her second marriage had kept her isolated and controlled by a very abusive man which landed her in the hospital all alone and in need of help. A representative at this hospital was helpful in getting her on the right path. It was the beginning of a very extensive soul searching endeavor. Not only did Orion read many books, but she worked with life coaches and focused on physical training, healing, and changing her mindset. She did much research on her own and had traveled to 37 different countries to hear different leaders and luminaries in this process. Spirituality also played a huge part in her healing. The knowledge she has gained and what she has to offer other woman is exemplary. The happiness she now has with her new is husband is a wonderful. It’s a happy story all of it’s own –from the very beginning to the happy ever after. Each week Mom-nonymous shares her thoughts on the episode. Mom-nonymous is a wife, mom, and listener of Life Lafter Divorce
Episode 050: Embracing Her Feminine Power with special guest Orion Talmay The one year anniversary of Life Lafter Divorce is right around the corner! We’re so close! Leanne and The Boyfriend discuss the importance of taking your power back after traumatic experiences. LLD pod doesn’t usually talk about current events, but as Leanne points out, it’s hard not to think of the current #metoo movement when discussing the empowerment of women. 03:55 Meet Orion Talmay! She is a life coach, founder of Orion’s Method and host of Stellar Life Podcast. Orion helps alpha-type high achievers awaken their inner goddess. Her clients embrace their feminine power, embody sexy confidence, and attract their soulmate! Orion is a world traveler who studied under leading luminaries in personal development, health/wellness, spirituality, relationships, and sexuality. She is an award-winning speaker and contributor to intent.com and The Huffington Post. 05:00 Orion began her business of life coaching after her second divorce. She started as a physical trainer, transitioned into life coaching, and eventually fell in love with love coaching. Looking back, she realizes her broken relationships were her greatest gifts. The experiences helped clarify her wants and needs. As she moved through her grieving process, she found her anger fueling her.
Episode 049: For Better or For Worse Part 2 of 2 with Larry and Christina Johnson. Leanne and The Boyfriend return for Part 2 of 2 with Larry and Christina Johnson. We return to find out what Christina did next. “I I flip the switch and went smooth off on him.” Christina had Larry come shop for lingerie with her. Lingerie that she was going to wear with another man. Christina admits that if Larry would have just showed he cared – that he was jealous, she would’ve stopped. But he didn’t. She proceded. It wasn’t until the night Christina slept with someone else that Larry decided to make some changes. Christina didn’t expect that. She thought they were 100% done and that’s why she moved on. But they weren’t done. Larry did a 180. He went back to church, he apologized for everything he’d done. He even redid that marriage proposal — he redid with a ring and on his knees at a restaurant. Larry wanted to go back to counseling so they did. Every step of the way they learned something new and got closer to God. Larry and Christina realized that they had messed up so bad, to the point where they