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Life is hard! This podcast addresses the issues that keep us awake at night. Am I a good enough mom/dad/spouse? Am I living up to my potential? Am I giving my kids what they need to be successful in life? What will my parents need from me as they age? Am I a good co-parent? How can I handle confrontations better? All of these things make life difficult and uncomfortable! Let's lean into all the uncomfortable and yucky stuff to find a path forward to a life we really want to live. (Music by Joe Calindrino, "September's Realm")
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Melissa sits down with Gretchen Cromwell, who does all the transcripts for the podcast. Gretchen and Melissa discuss what surprised them along the way, some memorable guests, and what's next for Pursuing Uncomfortable.Sign up for updates Follow Gretchen:InstagramFacebookSupport the Show.More From Melissa and Pursuing Uncomfortable:ResourcesfiLLLed Life NewsletterYouTubeLeave a reviewPursuing Uncomfortable Book
Join host Melissa as she interviews accomplished author and journalist, Judy Foreman. In this episode of Pursuing Uncomfortable, Judy shares about her experiences with chronic pain, passion for exercise, and her journey from childhood trauma to healing, as narrated in her memoir,"Let the More Loving One Be Me." They delve deep into the power of therapy to unravel family truths and generational patterns. Judy also addresses emotional courage, emphasizing the importance of seeking truth in one'...
Megan has been fascinated by dreams since she was a child. She had both incredible flying dreams and disturbing nightmares, always wanting to understand their meaning. She would look up dream dictionaries but found them unsatisfying. Megan was drawn to the magical and mystical, loving Halloween because it acknowledged the presence of spirits. However, it wasn't until she faced a serious health crisis that she reevaluated her life and listened to her inner calling. Through meditation and spiri...
In this episode of the Pursuing Uncomfortable podcast, host Melissa welcomes guest John Tarnoff, an executive and career transition coach. They discuss the challenges faced by mid to late career professionals going through career transitions. John shares his personal experiences of being fired in the entertainment industry and how he found a new path in coaching. Tune in to gain insights and strategies for navigating career changes and embracing uncomfortable growth.Follow JohnWebsiteX (Twitt...
Welcome to another episode of Pursuing Uncomfortable! In today's episode, we are joined by the incredible Angela Legh, a children's author who has created something truly special with her Bella Santini Chronicles. Angela's books are designed to help children navigate emotional challenges like bullying and abandonment, empowering them with the tools to overcome and thrive. But before diving into her fascinating work, Angela shares her own personal journey of growth and transformation. From a d...
Kara's journey has taken her through various phases of life. She initially entered the workforce in the restaurant business, working long hours for someone else. However, when she discovered that her son was being mistreated in daycare, she made the brave decision to quit. This led her unexpectedly into a career in photography, specifically in the wedding industry, where she thrived for 20 years. A life crisis prompted Kara to attend a Tony Robbins event, which transformed her perspective on ...
Welcome to another captivating episode of Pursuing Uncomfortable! In today's episode, we have the talented and insightful Liv Arnold joining us to talk about her journey as a romance writer and the powerful themes she explores in her books. Liv takes us on a fascinating exploration of her own experiences with anxiety and how writing has become her outlet for understanding and coping with her symptoms. Her series, Investor in You, delves into the world of finance, crime, and the challenges fac...
In this episode of Pursuing Uncomfortable, host Melissa welcomes special guest Prof. Pete Alexander, a multi-talented individual with a wealth of knowledge and experiences to share. Prof. Pete discusses the power of laughter as a stress relief technique and how it can positively impact our health and well-being. He also opens up about his personal journey with stress and burnout, sharing a pivotal moment that led him to prioritize his health over his career. Tune in to this insightful episode...
Welcome to a special episode of the Pursuing Uncomfortable podcast. Today, we are joined by the incredible Justin Bryan, a mental health advocate, speaker, transformational coach, and author. Justin's journey is one of immense courage, vulnerability, and ultimately, triumph. From battling self-esteem issues as a child to struggling with substance abuse and mental health challenges as a young adult, Justin's story is a testament to the power of resilience and self-discovery. In this episode, w...
In this episode of "Pursuing Uncomfortable," host Melissa is joined by guest Megan Webb to discuss the journey of pursuing sober living. Megan shares her personal story of addiction, recovery, and finding her purpose in helping others on their own sober journey. They delve into the importance of support, listening to the voice within, and the subtle signs that may indicate a problematic relationship with alcohol. Join Melissa and Megan as they shed light on the path to sobriety and the resour...
Sheryl, armed with her master's degree in forensic psychology, had always aspired to become a serial killer profiler. However, fate took her on a different path. Recognizing the significance of personal growth, she embraced personal development tools derived from her education. This led her to a job at a mental health facility, where she worked for two years with profoundly mentally ill individuals. Along this journey, Sheryl couldn't help but acknowledge the truth in the humorous notion that...
Welcome back to another episode of Pursuing Uncomfortable, where we explore the realms of creativity and success. Today, we have a special guest joining us, Wayne Faulkner, an author, coach, and former educator. In this thought-provoking discussion, Wayne shares his journey as an author and the development of his unique four-step process for thinking and creating success. We delve into the power of meditation and journaling as catalysts for growth, and the importance of understanding that all...
Welcome to another episode of Pursuing Uncomfortable! In this episode, we have the incredible Skyler Fleming as our guest. Skyler is passionate about personal finance and believes that starting with the basics is the key to significant financial improvements. We'll be delving into various budgeting strategies and simpler alternatives to tracking every dollar, as well as discussing strategies for paying off credit card debt that many people are unaware of. Skyler will also be sharing insights ...
Our guest today is Oli Anderson, an author and coach who specializes in helping people to get real. In this episode, we'll delve into the transformative process of awareness, acceptance, and action and explore how embracing our whole selves can lead to incredible growth and success. Get ready to be inspired and motivated as we discuss the importance of being real, breaking free from limiting beliefs, and living a life filled with purpose and authenticity. So without further ado let's dive int...
On this episode of pursuing uncomfortable, our guest, Lauren Hackney shares her incredible journey. Like many, she lost her job during the pandemic and was left to find a new path. She was encouraged to make a children's book around the bedtime stories she shared with her kids about a magic lollipop store. From self publishing a book to overcoming job loss during the pandemic, Lauren's story is a testament to the power of pursuing uncomfortable situations. Join us as we dive into her in...
In this episode of "Pursuing Uncomfortable," host Melissa sits down with guest Jenna Brocious, as she shares her inspiring story of healing, forgiveness, and spiritual growth. Jenna takes us on her journey from childhood trauma to becoming a messenger of divine guidance. Discover how Jenna's positive intention prayer cards are making a difference and learn valuable lessons on embracing discomfort for personal transformation. Join us as we explore spirituality, forgiveness, and the power of sh...
Josh Bushinski is a philosopher, AI consultant, and expert in reverse engineering AIS. While his passion lies in philosophy, he relies on his expertise in AI to earn a living. His most notable project is Kassandra, an AGI platform that he believes will revolutionize the industry. With a background in psychology and philosophy, Josh has successfully redesigned the way an AI thinks, bringing it closer to human intelligence. He is confident that he has cracked the code for AGI, making him a key ...
Ginny is a wife, Mom of two beautiful kids, co-host on the podcast SOL RISING, and the founder and owner of THE FLIPPIN’ PHOENIX FURNITURE REHAB company. Her passion for soul searching, healing, and heart connection with other human souls is what sets her spirit on fire in this beautiful chapter of life. With life adventures spanning from chasing dreams in Hollywood in her 20’s, to struggling with addiction, to 18 years of a sales career in a corporate world and choosing to leave it, she beli...
The Hero Tribe's mission is to take people out of their ordinary world and send them on their personal hero's journey. We believe that everyone has the slumbering potential to be the hero of their life story, and to live their true nature. Founded by Camilla, Sascha and Joana, the Hero Tribe started with training camps in different locations in Europe and Asia and then grew into a worldwide community that accompanies people on their journey to a greater life. The origin of the Tribe are the d...
With over 28 years of experience coaching children in high fear sports in and out of the water, Selena combines her coaching experience with her water safety background of coaching cold water survival for the military and training police in water safety to teach parents how to help their children overcome fear in the water and teach them to swim and keep themselves safer in just ten practices of under ten minutes as early as two and a half years of age.Follow SelenaWebsiteInstagramFacebookYou...
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