Episode 077: Stressed? It’s time to trust your gut! with special guest Dr. Patricia May Dr Patricia May was very informative on our health issues and how to deal with them. She shared on how to lead a stress free life — physically and even more so mentally. She specifically talked about listening to our gut. The gut is our second brain. Dr. May spends time doing an intense history on her patients. She looks for patterns to puts issues in perspective. She addresses your eating habits and any allergies to help you manage your body on a chemical level. She may even do urine, blood, allergy or even a Dutch test to help her in making your diagnosis. As an expert in the field of functional medicine, she focuses a lot on diet. Proper diet diet can help diabetics and can often reduce symptoms. Stress is a huge factor in our world today, so along with getting our digestive system in good working order, we need to take time out for fun, exercise, spirituality, sleep, and time for ourselves. It’s so nice that there is a smart alternative method to reducing our stress. It all makes sense. Dr. May summed up her thoughts with, “Step back, educate yourself,
Episode 069: “I do” Because I didn’t know better Now we get insight on Misty and her story. We listen as she shares her story with a little help from Chris, their friend Glenn, and a few questions from our Podcast Hosts Leanne and The Boyfriend. Misty was in college and was in band with most of her friends and her boyfriend. Her boyfriend was jewish and Misty was a christian. His name has not been revealed but I will refer to him as Creep. I feel the name suits him, and as this story unfolds I think you will too. Her boyfriend is well educated, worldly, outgoing, and comes from a family with money. He is methodical and always has an itinerary on what they do. Misty does give him a good argument at times – like we all do. Creep also has some Daddy issues. Misty and Creep got engaged and planned a nice wedding. Misty was paying for the wedding and Creep was paying for the drinks at the reception and the honeymoon to Hawaii. Creep asked if his best friend (who was a woman) could be in the wedding as a bridesmaid and could they have a special dance at the reception. Misty
Episode 059: Narcisisst Abuse Support Part 2 of 2 with special guest Tracy Malone In this episode,Tracy elaborated more on the day-to-day confusion on life with a narcissist. I now understand it better. So much more clarification in this episode. It had to be a living hell. You took all the right steps going to group therapy. Now you knew you were not the only one who lived this tormented life. The courage to talk openly and share your own story was just the beginning. This has to be a real eye-opener for all who listened. The work you do today is making a big difference for all. Your story would make a great movie. 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 058: Narcissist Abuse Support with special guest Tracy Malone Tracy Malone was your latest guest this past Tuesday. She shared her experiences with all of us. Married for close to ten years, they had a son but the marriage to this man was not really what she wanted. They divorced. After her first divorce she meets Mr. Wonderful. He’s complimentary, wines and dines her, buys her gifts, etc. He has a good job, he’s from a wealthy family, spoils her son, and loves playing the Daddy role. Even his parents preened her boy for college in the future saying they would help pay for it. When the marriage came to a halt so did the parents financial offer and so did their grandparenting days. They Divorced. For whatever reasonsTracy enters into a another relationship and it ends up being very much the same as her second marriage. Tracy is swept off her feet and months later they marry. Her co-workers were envious saying, “wow you are so lucky.” But this too fails. It ends with her in jail and then on probation. This guy had another girlfriend. After the breakup the two women meet, share their similar stories about him and become good friends. So the moral to this segment
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 040: Raising Kids and Growing a Business with special guest Cole Patterson This week’s guest, Cole Patterson, openly shared her lengthy four-year divorce process. She and her husband had two small children at the time, and were fighting over their custody. The fighting only prolonged the process, and ended up being very costly for them both. The children were witness to this and eventually shared their thoughts with Cole. She was very surprised what she heard (out the mouths of babes…). The children were more aware than she thought. Today Cole is running her own business selling a line of skin care products for men which is very time consuming. Keeping up with the kids always has its’ element of surprises, too. Over the past year she has learned to love herself and become whole again. She is starting fresh and moving forward. I enjoyed her journey and especially hearing about her son and daughter. 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.