Getting Through Hard Times

054: What If I’m Jealous? // Monica Packer of About Progress

3 Ways to Identify and Overcome Jealousy in your Life

Have you ever been a little bit jealous, even of a good friend? I’m guessing the answer is YES because most of us face jealousy to varying degrees and in various forms throughout our lives.

In this episode, I talk openly with my dear friend and podcasting colleague, Monica Packer of About Progress, about how we have been jealous of each other at times–and what we’ve decided to *do* with that emotion.

Monica shares three “dive deep” questions to ask yourself if you recognize that you’re feeling jealous and if you want to use that feeling to become a better person and friend.  (Yes, it’s possible!)

Don’t miss this honest, heartfelt episode, and let us know what it makes you think about in your own life!

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Show Notes

Monica’s Website: https://aboutprogress.com/

Monica’s Podcast: https://aboutprogress.com/podcast/

Monica’s Progress Program: https://aboutprogress.com/progress-program/

Monica’s article on Power of Moms that started our friendship: https://powerofmoms.com/mothering-doesnt-come-naturally/

Episode 42 “How to Love Someone When It’s Complicated or Hard: Lessons from Open Adoption”: http://3in30podcast.com/open-adoption/

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53: How to Show Up in the World with Confidence–Even When You Don’t Have Confidence // Brooke White

Musician Brooke White teaches three lessons on how to show up in the world with confidence (even if you are scared)

If you have a dream, big or small, that’s been tugging on your heart–or if you’ve allowed your fears to get in the way of you showing up fully in the world–this episode is for YOU.

Brooke White is a musician and a mother of two. She has recorded eight albums with a ninth coming out in early 2019.  Brooke got her “big break” when she appeared in season 7 of American Idol and finished in the Top 5. In the midst of this success, when the world saw a beautiful young woman with talent and fame, Brooke faced debilitating anxiety and fears that she wasn’t good enough.

In our conversation today, we discuss…

  • how Brooke faced harsh criticism in a very public review in a LA music magazine (she reads it aloud on this episode!)
  • how Brooke made a big mistake in front of 40 million viewers on American Idol
  • how Brooke survived those moments, and many others that have come before and after, and has continued to pursue music with a self-confidence rooted in love, faith, and gratitude

In this episode, Brooke and I laugh, we tell stories, and yes, we sing.  Well, Brooke does. 😉 You don’t want to miss this truly unique and inspiring episode of 3 in 30.

Show Notes

#my3in30 Birthday Challenge: 3in30podcast.com/my3in30

Brooke’s Instagram: @realbrookewhite

Brooke’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/thegirlswithglasses

Brooke’s Spotify List: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6Cr8hmfVbgB6ckZbDryCNz

Brooke Castillo’s Podcast: https://thelifecoachschool.com/podcasts/

 

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046: Three Life-Changing Mantras to Remember During the Marathon of Motherhood // Taffy Micheli of ‘The Joyful Soul Project’

3 Life-Changing Mantras to Remember during the Marathon of Motherhood

Whether or not you are a runner, you are going to love this episode about lessons that Taffy Micheli has learned about motherhood while training for marathons.

Listen in to hear her share three truly life-changing mantras that she has relied on to get her through long runs and difficult experiences. I’ve heard from many listeners that this is one of their all-time favorite episodes–so don’t miss it!

Show Notes

Taffy’s Podcast, “The Joyful Soul Project”: https://www.thejoyfulsoulproject.com/

  • Don’t forget to sign up for the “Small and Simple Challenge!”

3 in 30 episode about “looking up” from our phones: http://3in30podcast.com/phones/

“Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread” by D Todd Christofferson: https://www.lds.org/broadcasts/article/ces-devotionals/2011/01/give-us-this-day-our-daily-bread?lang=eng

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042: How to Love Someone When It’s Complicated or Hard: Lessons from Open Adoption

How to Love Someone When It's Complicated or Hard Lessons from Open Adoption

This is the first time I’ve ever cried while recording a podcast episode.  It’s also the first time I’ve ever recorded while whispering in a bathroom during a family reunion.  So basically, prepare yourself–this is going to be vulnerable and possibly bizarre for 3 in 30!  Ultimately, I hope it’s helpful as you navigate your own  relationships and consider how to show more love in situations that can be complicated.

The beginning of this episode is an excerpt from my interview with Tony Overbay for *his* podcast, The Virtual Couch.  Tony is such a warm and caring podcast host, I felt comfortable sharing one of the most sacred experiences of my life with him–and now I share it with you.  I can truly say that this experience with prayer changed the course of my life.

In the second half of the episode, I add three takeaways and further explain my thoughts on how to love someone when it’s hard.

This episode is truly a piece of my heart and soul.  I hope you enjoy it.

Show Notes

-Full episode on Tony Overbay’s podcast, The Virtual Couch: http://www.tonyoverbay.com/2018/05/07/episode-54-in-vitro-fertilization-and-open-adoption-w-rachel-nielson-host-of-3-in-30-takeaways-for-moms/

-Mother on Instagram who I love to follow: https://www.instagram.com/kellyejensen/

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3 Messages of Hope for the Darkest Times: Lessons from Infertility, Adoption, and Loss (Encore!)

Three Messages of Hope for the Darkest Times

One year ago, I saw my son’s birthmom for the last time. She had come to spend the weekend with us for Noah’s 6th birthday, and it is a weekend I will never forget.  We explored the mountains near our new home, roasted marshmallows over a summer bonfire, and poured love on the amazing little boy who had brought us all so much joy.

Before she left, we took photos on our front porch at sunset, and I marveled at the miracle of open adoption.  I snapped a photo of her kissing Noah’s cheek, never imagining that it would be the last photo I would take of them together.

Three months later, November 2017, Katie took her own life after a long battle with mental illness.  I recorded this episode a few days after I received the news of her death. As I grappled with how I could possibly face this loss, I decided to share “Three Messages of Hope for the Darkest Times.” Within this episode, I talk about my journey with infertility, which ultimately lead me the miracle of Noah and his beautiful birthmom, Katie.

I re-air the episode today in honor of Noah’s birthday, which I always shared with Katie.

Noah's Birth

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Show Notes

Infertility and Adoption Grants: bundledblessingsfertility.com

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-Rediscover YOU! Workshop in Utah (September 28-29): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rediscover-you-workshop-tickets-47833978718

-The Pearl Conference In Las Vegas, NV (November 17): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-pearl-conference-a-conference-for-mothers-tickets-48097368524

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