Kathleen and guest Kristin Peters (adoptive parent) talk about the effects of trauma on brain development. High doses of early adverse childhood experiences affect brain development - social and emotional cognitive impairment, risks of addictions, chronic inflammation, impacted immune systems, autoimmune diseases,
The greater the number of traumatic events, the greater the damage.
There is hope.
It will take dedication, education and understanding.
Kids that come home to us through adoption/foster care have altered brain chemistry caused by stress.
The attachment cycle has been broken. Breaks in attachment cause a fear response. We need to work on felt safety.
Your past affects your present parenting.
Those are just a few of the topics in this information rich episode. Grab a cup of coffee and join these lovely ladies!
With the push for modern feminism and “we are equal”, a myth has led women astray. The myth- we are the same as men. Although we are equal in value to men, we aren’t equal in body. We are built differently, have different needs and react to stress differently. Until we acknowledge this, we will keep pushing ourselves in unhealthy ways and the consequences are life altering. If we women want to continue to care for our families, our ministries and do our jobs well, we must take our health seriously. We must know how our bodies work and what they need. This is not selfish care, it’s health care. Grab a cup of coffee and join Amerey and Kathleen as they discuss just a few of the basics of women’s health!
Back to the Basics with Baby Intelligence. Kathleen and Amerey. Did you know that your baby is intelligent? Did you know that your job is help your child's brain grow? Isn't that exciting and amazing. The great news? It's so easy to put the principles into practice at home. You may already be doing all the practices these ladies talk about. If so, consider this these ladies cheer section! Grab a cup of coffee and join this mother/daughter team and get ready to learn and laugh at the same time!
Why do you matter? Is it because of what you do? How thin you are? How organized you are? How much you are keeping up with culture? We often get messages about who we are from social media, self-help books, and friends. Those messages are only helpful if our identity comes from Christ. If you are a Christian women, this is for you. Grab a cup of coffee and your Bible and join Amerey and Kathleen as they refute false doctrine and shed some light on the truth. You matter!
Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome- An Honest conversation with husband wife. Kathleen was diagnosed with CFS in 2005.
Getting a diagnosis for an autoimmune disease is difficult. Getting your spouse to understand the disease is even more difficult, but it can be done. If you, your spouse or a family member is suffering with CFS or an autoimmune disease, then this is for you. If you have a diagnosis and are trying to come to terms with a new “normal”, then this is for you! She and husband Jerry share the trials, learning curve and major life adjustments they have made along the way to manage symptoms. Grab a cup of coffee, a box of tissues and join Kathleen and Jerry as they share their perspectives and give some tips along the way!
Is your mood affecting your attitude? Are you suffering from angry mom syndrome? Do you know how to find the good things when everything seems to be going wrong? Are you going through a Job syndrome? Then this is for you! Our responses to event can change when we intentionally decide to change with the help of the Lord. Grab a cup of coffee and join these lovely ladies!
Do you feel exhausted all the time? Do you want to feel better but just don't know how to start or why you should? Do you have an autoimmune disorder and you're afraid to move? This episode is for you! Jessica and Kathleen share some science and some of their stories about movement. Grab a cup of coffee and join these lovely ladies!
Abuse doesn't always look like the bruised face of a woman on a Lifetime movie. Sometimes you can't see the scars and bruises. Lori shares her personal story of living through an abusive marriage. Each situation is unique. The common thread? What the person feels about herself -worthless. Are you in an abusive situation and need to get out or know someone who is? Trying to find some healing after being in an abusive situation? Then this is for you! Grab a cup of coffee and join these lovely ladies!
“...the pain that comes from loving someone who's in trouble can be profound.”
― Melody Beattie,
Kathleen And Jessica delve into the topic of codependency and share some tips and personal examples from their own lives.
When you live your life according to someone else’s emotions, you are codependent.
Do you feel as if you are struggling with codependent relationships? Are you so busy solving everyone else's problems that you don't recognize your own feelings? Then this episode is for you! Grab a cup of coffee and join these ladies!
Are you concerned about the opioid epidemic? The effects of drugs and alcohol on our nation? We are too. Join Kathleen and her sister, Natasha Lambria, who is a recovery coach, for a frank discussion on the topic. Do addictions travel from generation to generation? How do we stop the cycle. Grab a cup of coffee and join this lovely ladies as they share some of their stories as well as some encouragement for those who struggle with addictions in their families.