Episode 129Mental Health Series – Neurodiversity w/ Joel Schwartz PsyD

Today’s guest is Dr. Joel Schwartz, a licensed clinical psychologist. Joel co-runs Total Spectrum Counseling with his wife, Brittany Boveé Schwartz, in the San Luis Obispo area of California. He specializes in therapy and testing for the misunderstood and demonstrates this through his unique practice: Total Spectrum Counseling is fully staffed by neurodivergent people with…

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Episode 128Mental Health Series – Anxiety w/ Dr. Erin Underbrink

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health struggles. At least it is for my family. I grew up in an anxious family, my husband struggles with some anxiety, and, as a result, we have two pretty anxious kids. So, in this episode, we are diving into all things anxiety in childhood and parenting.…

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Episode 127Mental Health Series Introduction w/ Dr. Joseph Lee

Today I am launching a podcast series on how to care for our children’s mental health and flourishing. Although I struggle plenty with mental health myself, I am not a licensed expert in the subject. Therefore, I’m bringing my friend, Joseph Lee, onto the show. Joseph Lee is a psychiatrist and previous guest from episode…

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Episode 126Little Justice Leaders w/ Shelby Kretz

By now you should know that the goal of this podcast is to help you raise conscious citizens. What you may not know is how to actually do that. Raising conscious citizens sounds like a lot of work. Not only do we have to re-parent ourselves with consciousness but we then have to find the…

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Episode 125Giving Kids an Inner Compass w/ Jon Ogden

A few weeks ago I sent out a newsletter called “Disorganized Religion.” It was a product of my reflection on the idea that many who have decided to leave the church still crave a dedicated time and space to explore the bigger questions of life and existence and to validate their children’s innate spiritual questions.…

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Episode 124Parenting on Tik Tok with Destini Ann

Recently, I’ve been hearing a lot about one certain Tik Toker. Because I hang out in parenting spaces a lot, I hear about cool new voices and parenting influencers pretty quickly.  In this case, my community has been raving about how much they love this Tik Toker. I’ve started seeing her videos all over the…

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Episode 123Freeing Jesus w/ Diana Butler Bass

We’ve all read those Christian books that are full of flowery statements. The writing is beautiful but it has no substance to it. On top of that, it’s pretty stuffy too. It can seem very academic, old, and quite frankly boring. Diana Butler Bass, however, is a Christian author whose writing falls right into the…

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Episode 122LGBTQ Inclusive Youth Ministry w/ Ross Murray

If you grew up evangelical, the thought of youth ministry is probably very triggering. It may bring back memories of shame and religiosity. Adolescence is a very tender time of our lives and that is exactly when a lot of the toxicity of fundamentalism was solidified. More likely than not, we heard rhetoric like, “Gay…

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Episode 121Visible Child w/ Robin Einzig

If we want to address and overcome all of the “isms” in our world, we have to start with the “ism” we have against our children. We can never help our kids understand the danger of racism, ableism, and sexism if we overlook ageism and the effects it has on them. This can feel extremely…

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