Empowered to Connect Podcast

The Empowered to Connect Podcast a place where we come together to discuss an attachment rich, healing centered approach to engagement and well being for ourselves, our families and our communities.

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September 27, 2022 00:42:20
We're All Human: How to Surround Your Family with the Community You Need

We're All Human: How to Surround Your Family with the Community You Need

Today we welcome on Angie Grant and Jess Aaron, two of our newest ETC Cultivate Connection Facilitators! Angie and Jess join us to talk about the absolute non-negotiable importance of finding people to have community with as parents. They share personal stories of the moment they knew they needed help, how they began finding people to walk with and even the importance of seeking out therapeutic/professional help as you navigate parenting challenges. Necessary listening - we hope you enjoy it! To learn more about ETC, follow our Youtube Channel, like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram! ...

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September 20, 2022 00:45:19
Daren Jones on Dr. Karyn Purvis' Big, Audacious Goal

Daren Jones on Dr. Karyn Purvis' Big, Audacious Goal

Dr. Karyn Purvis had a goal. A big, audacious goal. A goal so big, the staff at TCU repeatedly attempted to convince her to pare it down - and we've all benefited because she didn't. Daren Jones, the Associate Director of Training and Consultations at the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development joins us to talk about WHAT that big audacious goal was and why we should all care about it.  To learn more about ETC, follow our Youtube Channel, like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram! ...

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September 13, 2022 00:44:55
We're All Human: Understanding Generational Trauma

We're All Human: Understanding Generational Trauma

We all hear stories growing up of who we're like: 'oh, you've got your grandfather's charm', 'you're tall just like your mom', etc. We tend to understand those sorts of generational traits being passed down, but for some reason, the idea of generational trauma has escaped the public consciousness until recently. We wanted to know more about generational trauma and how to mindfully begin to break those cycles, so we brought friend of the program Ms. Jacque Rowe Fields back in! Jacque talks with JD and Becca about what generational trauma is, how to understand it and how to begin healing from it on today's episode of the ETC Podcast! To learn more about ETC, follow our Youtube Channel, like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram! ...

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September 07, 2022 00:39:34
We're All Human: Being Kind to Ourselves with Christy Edwards

We're All Human: Being Kind to Ourselves with Christy Edwards

Our guest today may be one of the kindest humans on the face of the planet. It seemed fitting, of course, that we would have her on to talk about being kind to ourselves. Christy Edwards has spent the vast majority of her professional life as a Counselor. She joins us today to discuss the reasons it is so vitally important to our wellbeing (and to those we're in relationship with) to learn how to show ourselves kindness. This conversation spans a wide array of situations and perspectives, so grab a notebook and join us for a powerful conversation with our good friend Christy Edwards! To learn more about ETC, follow our Youtube Channel, like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram! ...

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August 30, 2022 00:52:14
We're All Human: Compassion Fatigue and Blocked Care

We're All Human: Compassion Fatigue and Blocked Care

Our guests today have been caring for parents for years through their organization called "The Adoption Connection". Lisa Qualls and Melissa Corkum together represent all sides of the adoption triad and join us today to talk about what happens when our compassion runs low. Lisa, Melissa, Tona and JD talk about compassion fatigue, blocked care and share their own experiences in both.  Lisa and Melissa have a ton of amazing resources on their website that you should check out here. You can also follow them on social media @onethankfulmom and @melissacorkum_ and you can follow the adoption connection @postadoptionresources. Listen to their podcast, The Adoption Connection, here.  To learn more about ETC, follow our Youtube Channel, like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram! ...

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August 23, 2022 00:44:00
We're all Human: Rethinking How Trauma Impacts Us All

We're all Human: Rethinking How Trauma Impacts Us All

We talk about the effects of trauma a lot on the ETC Podcast - in fact - it's woven into almost everything we talk about at Empowered to Connect. One question, though: what IS trauma? How and why does it infiltrate humanity the way it does? We brought Becca McKay and Tona Ottinger on the show today to discuss that very thing and you're going to love this episode. An introduction to trauma and all that goes with it, today on the ETC Podcast. We also recently launched our monthly donor program at Empowered to Connect - listen to the intro to the show to hear all about it and head over to our donate page to become a monthly donor and score our super soft new ETC Tee for your monthly gift of $20 or more!   To learn more about ETC, follow our Youtube Channel, like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram! ...

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