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Rachel Grant is the owner and founder of Rachel Grant Coaching and is a Sexual Abuse Recovery Coach. She is also the author of Beyond Surviving: The Final Stage in Recovery from Sexual Abuse. She works with survivors of childhood sexual abuse who are beyond sick and tired of feeling broken, unfixable, and burdened by the past. She helps them let go of the pain of abuse and finally feel normal.

Her program, Beyond Surviving, has been specifically designed to change the way we think about and heal from abuse. Based on her educational training, study of neuroscience, and lessons learned from her own journey, she has successfully used this program since 2007 to help her clients break free from the past and move on with their lives.

Rachel holds an M.A. in Counseling Psychology. She provides a compassionate and challenging approach for her clients while using coaching as opposed to therapeutic models. She is also a member of San Francisco Coaches and Survivor Force CSA.

In this interview, we discuss

  • Her personal story
  • Why people don’t seek help
  • What impact a survivor’s abuse can have on their blended family
  • Her program, book, and podcast
  • Signs to look for to determine if our own child is being abused
  • And much more!

 

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Dr. Jennelle is a PhD Psychologist and Relationship Advisor working with individuals and couples who want to improve communication, collaboration, and harmony in their relationships. Dr. Jennelle focuses on nontraditional relationships and family structures (i.e., female same-sex couples, divorced/remarrying couples, and blended families), helping to navigate the challenges in these complex dynamics by developing skills that lead to stronger partnerships, better parenting, and greater peace.

She joins me on the show to discuss

  • Her personal story
  • How can a new couple work on their relationship in a blended family
  • How can a long term couple work on their relationship in a blended family
  • What to do when family members don’t get along
  • How to not allow family relationships to come between your partnership
  • How can a couple not allow an ex to damage their current relationship
  • Exercise and tips to nurture your relationship
  • What Jennelle has to offer
  • The Big Change of Heart Podcast

 

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Casey O’Roarty is a wife, mother, Certified Positive Discipline Trainer and ICF Certified Coach.   Casey facilitates parents in how to build stronger, more authentic relationships with themselves and the children in their lives. She encourages grown ups to recognize and embrace the challenges of parenting as opportunities to model, teach and practice the skills we want our children to learn to embody. Casey lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, 13 year old daughter and 11 year old son.

 

In this interview we discuss

  • Her personal story
  • Her Joyful Courage podcast
  • Challenges of parents she works with
  • What is positive discipline and how does it work
  • Family meetings
  • Discipline and blended families
  • Mindfulness
  • How to work with Casey
  • And much more

 

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Holidays can be crazy! Battle the boredom with some ideas to keep the kids busy over the break. Plus a family interview!

 

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Maureen Blaha is the executive director of the National Runaway Safeline (NRS), an organization with the mission to keep America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. She joins me to talk about about this very important topic. Some of what we cover is below.

  • What exactly is the National Runaway Safeline
  • What does NRS do to help children and their parents
  • Blended families and runaway youth
  • Warning signs to look out for
  • Runaway prevention
  • How children can help their friends
  • Runaways and LGBTQ youth

Learn more about the National Runaway Safeline here

Hotline-1800-RUNAWAY

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Brad is an international expert in affair recovery.  He sees couples exclusively and has helped many couples through the blended family process.  Brad and Morgan own and operate Marriage Solutions a group marriage counseling practice with locations in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, OK.

In this interview, we discuss

  • Their personal story
  • How does a divorced couple move past an affair
  • Helping children heal
  • Healing from a previous divorce so it doesn’t affect your current relationship
  • What steps to take to heal after an affair
  • How to determine if you should work things out or not
  • How to regain trust
  • And much more

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Living in the present moment is so hard to do. With the chaos of a blended family and the stress of the modern world, it can feel impossible at times. In this show, some ideas to help you become more present, so you can enjoy life a little more.

  • Meditate
  • Stop worrying
  • Stop dwelling on the past
  • Forgive past hurts
  • Stop overthinking
  • Focus on each day as it comes
  • Be mindful

 

Yesterday is history

Tomorrow is a mystery

Today is a gift

That’s why we call it the present.

 

Also enjoy a family interview with listener Renee Dekker

 

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A great conversation with Carrie Ellis-Berg, who has been an elementary school teacher for ten years. Together as a blended family, she and her husband have four children. After realizing the need for children’s books on blending, she felt called to share fun and exciting stories that would help parents and children learn, grow, and adapt in their new family structure. She hopes that her stories will foster and strengthen relationships within the home.

 

We talk about

  • Her personal story
  • What prompted her to do this work
  • What the books are about
  • Her own positive and negative experiences in her own blended family

 

And much more!

 

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Cassie Parks is a best-selling author, champagne lover and lifestyle design strategist. Her passion is helping her clients create a life they love quickly and easily.

 

In this episode, she tells us how to use the law of attraction to create the blended family you’ve always dreamed of. Some topics we discuss

  • What is the law of attraction (LOA)
  • Cassie’s personal story of how LOA worked in her own life
  • How we can use it to help our blended family
  • Common mistakes and how to avoid them
  • And much more!

 

To connect with Cassie Parks:

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Manifest it Now Podcast

Happily Ever After Podcast

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