And Then Everything Changed
Sexuality IS Sacred featuring Suzanne Najarian

Sexuality IS Sacred featuring Suzanne Najarian

October 12, 2021

Suzanne Najarian had been married for two decades when she realized the sexual desire between her and her husband had all but disappeared. From the outside their relationship they had no deeper sexual connection. She began to study the nature of desire and had what she describes as a cataclysmic awakening which altered her relationship, her sense of self, and how she wanted to live. Soon, she ended her marriage and dove deep into a spiritual, sacred, and sexual practice that transformed her. Today Suzanne is a sex, love, and relationship coach who helps women and men tap into the sacred, spiritual, and sexual life force within them and integrate that energy into all areas of their life. 

 

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Becoming the Person You‘re Meant to Be After Childhood Violence, Drugs, and Neglect featuring Treveal Lynch

Becoming the Person You‘re Meant to Be After Childhood Violence, Drugs, and Neglect featuring Treveal Lynch

September 28, 2021

When he was growing up, Treveal Lynch’s father was out of the picture, his mom was addicted to drugs and he faced emotional trauma almost on a daily basis. As a teenager he began using drugs and alcohol too, unable to escape from the patterns he grew up around. It wasn’t until he was arrested and found himself standing trial that he realized the way he was living no longer felt right.

In this episode, Treveal shares the story of his childhood and how he came to the decision that he needed to change his life for the better. He is now a faith-based community leader, author of the new book "What Is Enough”, & founder of a self-development company built on his philosophy that we and our possibilities are one and the same; everything we hope to be tomorrow we already are today. Using his own story as guide, he helps individuals revive hope for their lives and reclaim their purpose.

 

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Treveal's Website www.iamthepossible.com 

Treveal's Facebook https://www.facebook.com/treveal.lynch 

Treveal's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamthepossible/  

Free Self-Worth/Self-Discovery Workbook https://www.myworthworkbook.com/free-download 

What Is Enough: “How to lighten your load and find what makes you happy” https://bit.ly/mywhatisenoughbook

 

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Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops featuring Allison Hong Merrill

Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops featuring Allison Hong Merrill

September 14, 2021

When Allison Hong Merrill was growing up in the slums of Taiwan her family was riddled with cycles of alcoholism and domestic violence. She couldn’t imagine a different life until she met Mormon missionaries, began attending church, and witnessed, for the first time, families who cared for one another. She became more and more active in the church and eventually fell in love, moving to the US to be with her American husband. But soon after, he abandoned Allison, took her money, and left her alone in her new country with no resources.

 

In this episode, Allison, whose new memoir Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops is out this month, shares how she found strength, created a new life for herself, and what her past has helped her understand.

 

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Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Ninety-Nine-Fire-Hoops-Allison-Merrill/dp/1647421896

Allison's Website: www.allisonhongmerrill.com,

Allison's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allison.hong.merrill

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Surviving Domestic Violence and Building a New Life featuring Sonia Frontera

Surviving Domestic Violence and Building a New Life featuring Sonia Frontera

September 2, 2021

Sonia Frontera, a collaborative divorce lawyer and author of divorce and relationship-related books, survived a 7-year toxic marriage. She married at 24 and on the flight to her honeymoon right after the wedding, her husband became a whole new person. He went from a loving man to a violent controlling one. For years she suffered behind closed doors because of fear of judgement from her family and the Church but when she finally had enough, they divorced. She has now been happily married for 21 years and helps other women navigate divorce and regaining independence from their toxic relationships.

 

She is a domestic violence advocate and shares that domestic violence is not just physical violence. Her books include workbooks to follow along with, so the reader can find the answer themselves.

 

Domestic Violence Hotline: 1.800.799.SAFE

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Website: www.soniafrontera.com

Sonia’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sistersguides/

Sonia’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/FronteraSonia

 

Author of Solve the Divorce Dilemma: Do You Keep Your Husband or Do You Post Him on Craigslist?

and Relationship Solutions: Effective Strategies to Heal Your Heart and Create the Happiness You Deserve

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Catalogue Baby - A memoir of (In)Fertility featuring Myriam Steinberg

Catalogue Baby - A memoir of (In)Fertility featuring Myriam Steinberg

August 31, 2021

A few months after Myriam Steinberg turned forty, she decided she couldn’t wait any longer to become a mother. She made the difficult decision to begin the process of conceiving a child without a partner. With her family and friends to support her, she picked a sperm donor and was on her way.

 

But Myriam’s journey was far from straightforward. She experienced the soaring highs and devastating lows of becoming pregnant and then losing her babies. She grappled with the best decision to make when choosing donors or opting for a medical procedure. She experienced first-hand the silences, loneliness, and taboos that come with experiences of fetal loss. Unafraid to publicize her experiences, though, she found that, in return, friends and strangers alike started sharing their own fertility stories with her. Although the lack of understanding and language around fetal loss and grief often made it very hard to navigate everyday life, she nonetheless found solace in the community around her who rallied to support her through her journey.

 

In this episode Myriam shares her story, how her graphic memoir came to be and what her life is like now years after her fertility journey began.

 

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www.cataloguebabynovel.com

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My Salinger Year and a Second Chance at Love featuring Joanna Rakoff

My Salinger Year and a Second Chance at Love featuring Joanna Rakoff

August 17, 2021

Calling all romantics, writers, and memoir lovers--this episode is for you! When Joanna Rakoff, best selling author of  A Fortunate Age and My Salinger Year (now also a movie starring Sigourney Weaver and Margaret Qualley), took a job at a storied New York literary agency back in her twenties she had no idea her experience there answering letters addressed to J.D. Salinger about Catcher in the Rye and assisting the author himself would shape her life for decades to come. In this episode we dive deep into the book that would change everything for her career and Joanna tells the story of marrying the wrong man, reuniting with the right man, and how they found a life together long after she thought they had missed their chance. 

 

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Website: http://www.joannarakoff.com/

Watch My Salinger Year here: https://www.amazon.com/My-Salinger-Year-Margaret-Qualley/dp/B08XST93XK/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=My+Salinger+Year&qid=1629149640&s=instant-video&sr=1-1

 

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Warrior Culture and Mental Health in Law Enforcement featuring Scott Medlin

Warrior Culture and Mental Health in Law Enforcement featuring Scott Medlin

August 5, 2021

When Scott Medlin returned from his second deployment to Iraq he didn’t realize he was suffering from PTSD, but knew something was wrong. He experienced confusion and anger and struggled with alcohol and didn’t know how to get back to who he was before entering the marine corp. Though he never regretted his decision to serve his country he often felt he was on an emotional rollercoaster. As he began to work on himself he came to understand that humans are not machines and the brain is not built for the kind of stress that combat brings. His need to protect and give back led him to the police force where he has served since then but in January 2020 he learned the scope of mental health issues and the suicide rate among cops. In this episode Scott shares what he’s learned about trauma and its effect on law enforcement, and how in writing his new book and lecturing  he has become an advocate for mandatory mental health support for officers.

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Scott's Book: 101 Health Tips For Police Officers: How To Be Physically, Mentally, Spiritually, and Socially Fit For Duty  https://bit.ly/101HealthTipsForPoliceOfficers

Scott's Youtube: https://bit.ly/LawEnforcementMotivation

Scott's Book: Mental Health Fight Of The Heroes In Blue: How To Mentally Survive Working as a Police Officer https://bit.ly/MentalHealthHeroesBook

 

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Weed Mom featuring Danielle Simone Brand

Weed Mom featuring Danielle Simone Brand

August 3, 2021

When Danielle Simone Brand began researching cannabis years ago she had no idea she would become a full-fledged canna-mom and even write a book about how helpful weed can be to mental and physical health and to a sense of well-being so many mothers miss while raising their families. Her book Weed Mom, The Canna-Curious Woman's Guide to Healthier Relaxation, Happier Parenting, and Chilling TF Out, is made for busy moms and debunks the “lazy stoner” stereotype and details the health benefits of weed and how it can help with pain, sleep, anxiety and improve sex. The book also covers the types of cannabis products available, the status of legalization in the U.S. and the history of incarceration for marijuana possession and its impact on brown and Black communities. In this episode, Danielle joins me to share her story of quitting alcohol, diving into the world of cannabis, and becoming a full fledged weed mom. 

 

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Now Every Two Weeks!

Now Every Two Weeks!

July 27, 2021

A quick message to say hi and thank you for tuning in to And Then Everything Changed which is nearing its second birthday and 100 episodes! It's been a privilege to interview guests of all ages, backgrounds, nationalities, and experiences and learn how they became the compassionate and resilient people they are today.  

 

With my book When She Comes Back just published and my short story collection Home is A Made-Up Place due out this spring, plus some exciting projects in the works, the podcast will go to an every-two-week format. I have many episodes in the works including 2-part interviews with beloved authors, anniversary swag, and book giveaways coming soon!

 

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A Life of Meaning After Profound Loss featuring Jacqueline Genovese

A Life of Meaning After Profound Loss featuring Jacqueline Genovese

July 20, 2021

When she least expected it writer and teacher Jacqueline Genovese became a mother after her older sister made her guardian of her two children before she lost the battle with cancer. Jacqueline built a life for her new son and daughter and soon, a third child, while managing her career and nurturing her marriage. Over the next few years she would lose another sister and then her mother to cancer and her marriage would end. 

As her children grew she became fascinated with the toll a life of service can take, especially for those in medicine and the military. Today she is Executive Director of the Medicine & the Muse Program at Stanford and teaches War Literature & Writing class for military affiliated students where she focuses on the intersection of literature and medicine and the power of writing to lift and support military veterans and help them process what they have been through. In this episode Jacqueline shares the story of adopting her sister’s young children, holding space for the trauma doctors and veterans experience, and what she’s learned about loving through loss.

 

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