Month: June 2017

Podcast – Ep. 41 – Tali Love – Forgiveness is personal; Releasing Yourself from your past.

It’s always a great honor for me when I have the opportunity to chat with a podcaster who has granted me the pleasure of being a guest on their show.  Especially when that person has a passion for helping others as much as I do.

Tali Love is a writer, advocate, creator and host of the compelling Podcast and Blog, 

tali-love-headshot-225x300 Helping to erase the shame and free yourself from toxic relationships.She strives to promote a healthy outlook despite someone’s family of origin or past. She eradicates the shame, stigma, fear, and residual emotional turmoil that many suffer due to unresolved family hurts. Kinfolk Chronicles allows Tali to offer people a space for healing as she strives to assist with banishing the stigma that’s tied to family estrangement.

I was originally on Tali’s podcast in April of 2017, where she interviewed meabout Surviving My Past, the Podcast, my healing journey, and the advocacy work that I am involved in now and what’s in store for the future.

I was happy to return the honor from a fellow advocate who has a passion for sharing her story and working with others to help them realize their own potential, and no longer be bound by their past.

We start out discussing more about Kinfolk Chronicles, and Tali’s focus of working with those who are estranged from their family, and trying to heal toxic relationships. The 3000+ members of her Facebook group come together to share, learn, and work with Tali, through regular live streams, and also through discussions and podcasts.

Tali shares how an encounter with her mother, resulted in the realization that she was being scapegoated; for any and all problems within the the family unit. This experience led Tali to search out for support online, but the results did not yield sufficient validation and healing opportunities for her, so she decided to take matters into her own hands and start up her own healing group.  Throughout that process she has been able to create and develop virtual retreats where people can come together, chat, and share resources together.

She’s also created a 21 day program called, Re-Parenting Yourself, which helps you to:

• Connect with your Inner Child
• Learn to Trust Your Inner Voice
• Make Positive Affirmations a Priority in your Life
• Cease Negative Self-talk and understand why its so harmful to you and others
• Learn to Dream Again
• Give Yourself Permission to Have Fun
• And more

The podcast then shifts into the important topic of forgiveness; something very personal and also quite often, controversial when it comes to abuse survivors.  Tali and I discuss what forgiveness means to her, and how it’s a personal experience, unique to each individual.  As you’ll see, her outlook on this topic is one that encourages each person to find their own perspective, and not worry about what others think.

Forgiveness truly is what you make it, and just because you decide to forgive or reconcile in some way, does not mean that you approve of the way you were treated or the actions done to you. It’s simply a matter of understanding that you refuse to be bound by those who seek to validate you, any longer. You take your life back, take matters in your own hands, and move forward knowing that you are worth seeking the life you dream of, and not one where you continue to be dragged down by your past.

TAKE-YOUR-LIFE-BACK-QUOTE-SURVIVING-MY-PAST-1024x512 Helping to erase the shame and free yourself from toxic relationships.

It’s about embracing that You Are Worth Healing. You are worth every good thing that those who seek to invalidate you, try to keep you from. It’s not an easy realization to come too, but when you get to a place in your life where you are sick and tired of being emotionally bound to your past and others; an exciting new mindset of healing and self-advocacy comes into full view.

Tali is a strong, passionate, driven, survivor, and as you’ll hear, her message is powerful and promotes an attitude of self-advocacy around going no-contact with those who are toxic in your life.  Those who work with her and participate in her Facebook group, learn first hand what it means to find your own personal journey and be confident in yourself; no longer being held back by those who seek to invalidate you, scapegoat you, and keep you stuck in a perpetual cycle of self-blame and misery.

Thank you again for joining me Tali, and I look forward to a future water gun fight with you!  ?

Podcast – Ep. 40 – Sheri Poe – Sexual Assault Survivor – Speaker – Entrepreneur – Coach – Advocate

I’m excited to welcome special guest, Sheri Poe, to the podcast! Sheri is a sexual assault survivor, advocate, coach, mother, speaker, and entrepreneur.

On the podcast, she tells us how a seemingly normal day in college turned into a tragedy as she suddenly found herself a lone in a car, at the mercy of someone who would change her life forever.  She details the experience, along with the emotions and thoughts that ran through her mind that day, not even knowing for sure if she would make it out alive.

We also discuss her coaching practice and advocacy work on behalf of sexual assault survivors.

This is an amazing podcast that you don’t want to miss!

Be sure and head over to to learn more about Sheri, including her coaching work, advocacy work, speaking engagements, and more!

I hope this episode resonates with you, and if you would be so kind as to share it with someone who might need it too, that would be amazing. We are all survivors together, navigating this healing journey.

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Podcast – Ep. 39 – Working through PTSD and Triggers Over and Over – Mental Health Podcast

I am honored to be joined by my friend and warrior sister, Dawn Hendrickson, on this episode of Surviving My Podcast.

Dawn, who has also guest blogged many times, shares her inspirational story of surviving childhood abuse, rape, and emotional and physical abuse. Throughout her life she has certainly experienced more than her share of struggles, but through it all she refused to give up.

Join us as we also discuss working through PTSD, Triggers, and why it can be so frustrating when you realize that you need to go back and start working through your past, all over again.

Podcast – Ep. 38 – Elisabeth Corey – Inner Parts Work – DID – Trauma Recovery

I’m honored to be joined by Elisabeth Corey, MSW, in this episode of Surviving My Podcast.

She is an author, advocate, and survivor of child sex abuse and trafficking. Elisabeth uses her life experiences to help others through her Coaching practice, and to generate awareness about sexual violence and complex post-traumatic stress disorder.

We cover so many amazing topics in this podcast, so you definitely don’t want to miss it. Things like Inner Parts Work, Inner Child, Dissociative Identity Disorder, and healing from Chronic Pain.

Podcast – Ep. 37 – Mike Bundrant Podcast on Neuro-Linguistic Programming – NLP

In this podcast I’m honored to speak NLP Master Practitioner, Mike Bundrant. Mike is the founder of, a writer for Psych Central, and a retired Psychotherapist.

Mike shares just what exactly NLP is, Neuro Linguistic Programming, and some of the ways that it can help in trauma recovery for abuse survivors.

I hope you’ll find this podcast encouraging as you work through your own survivor journey or as a supporting partner in their recovery.

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