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How To Deal with Fear Effectively – Episode 17

How To Deal with Fear Effectively – Episode 17

As a neuropsychologist, I know the power of our mind, the power of our thoughts. Have you ever wondered how to deal with fear effectively? In this episode, Kelly Balarie and I talk about training our mind to conquer challenges, defeat doubt, and live victoriously.

Kelly offers us tangible suggestions of ways to take heart and keep our minds focused on God’s truth for victorious living. Learn what it means to be Battle Ready.

There’s a book giveaway so be sure to read to the end.

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Hope for  Healing from Physical and Domestic Abuse – Episode 16

Hope for Healing from Physical and Domestic Abuse – Episode 16

If you’ve been the victim of physical or sexual abuse, the target of domestic violence, or survived a traumatic event, today’s show is perfect for you. Melanie Pickett, who experienced a 15-year marriage that entailed domestic violence and sexual assault, offers practical suggestions for what to do if you are in an abusive relationship, and how to hold on to hope.

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Hope for the Fight Against Cancer – Episode 15

Hope for the Fight Against Cancer – Episode 15

Have you ever gone through an unanticipated difficult trial? Or, been given a medical diagnosis that turned life upside down? In this episode, I speak with my husband, Scott Bengtson, a 3-time cancer survivor, about how to maintain hope in the fight against cancer.

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Hope for Those Who Have Toxic Friends – Episode 14

Hope for Those Who Have Toxic Friends – Episode 14

In this show, we talk about the pain of the friendship relationships that steal your joy. Specifically, toxic friends. Have you ever struggled with a friendship that has gone array? Perhaps you invested yourself fully into a friendship only to find out that the relationship was a bit one-sided, or perhaps even a toxic friendship? If so, then today is the perfect show for you.

Mary DeMuth helps us identify those toxic relationships and then points us to seven life-giving practices to help us receive and extend healthy friendships.

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Hope and Help for How To Avoid Caregiver Burnout – Episode 12

Hope and Help for How To Avoid Caregiver Burnout – Episode 12

If you’ve ever been in a caregiving role, whether it be for a child, spouse, sick parent or relative, you know how hard it can be to care for yourself as well. In this episode, I speak with Sarah Forgrave, author of the book, Prayers of Hope for Caregivers, about caregiver burnout, and how we can have hope as caregivers, despite the toll it can take.

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Hope for Post-Abortion Syndrome – Episode 11

Hope for Post-Abortion Syndrome – Episode 11

Statistics suggest that 1 in 3 women will have an abortion, and all need to know there is hope for what they often experience as a post abortion syndrome. Join us as Jessica DeYoung shares her story surrounding her decision to have an abortion, as well as her experience with post-abortion syndrome.

If you or a loved one have endured an abortion, this episode is the perfect show for you for a hope-filled perspective.

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Hope after Traumatic Brain Injury – Episode 10

Hope after Traumatic Brain Injury – Episode 10

In this episode, Dr. Lori Spohr and I, as neuropsychologists, discuss the advances in traumatic brain injury over the last 30 years, the biggest struggle for traumatic brain injury sufferers and their caregivers, how the TBI patient can still hold on to hope, and what they can do to help maintain good self-care in the recovery process.

We also discuss symptoms, a typical course of recovery, and how loved ones and family members might be able to assist with recovery to help optimize healing.

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Hope for the Fatherless – Episode 9

Hope for the Fatherless – Episode 9

If you have been left fatherless, or have ever felt wounded by your earthly father, or felt that your relationship with your earthly father has potentially negatively impacted your relationship with your Heavenly Father, then this show is the perfect show for you. You don’t have to be fatherless to experience father wounds.

Join us as Lisa Burkhardt Worley shares her story of hope and healing from wounds that began when she was left fatherless at birth.

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