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Pursuing Uncomfortable with Melissa Ebken

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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")

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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United States

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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")

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 35: Pursuing Mental Toughness with Clifford Starks

7/13/2022
Clifford Starks is a Coach and Consulting looking to help entrepreneurs get their time back by focusing on what they love and delegating out what they don’t. So that they can live in their greatest truth and create impact that changes the world. Clifford says Greatness starts with a vision and then turning that vision into a reality. Follow Clifford: Facebook LinkedIn Check out this episode on YouTube Support the show

Duration:00:28:59

Episode 34: Pursuing Justice with Rachel Bruno

7/6/2022
Rachel is a Nashville based author, and advocate for parents that have been falsely accused in the child welfare system. Her book Fractured Hope: A Mother's Fight for Justice has been featured in top podcasts such as the Jesse Kelly Show, The Highwire with Del Bigtree, and the Freedom Network. Rachel's personal experience of having her children illegally removed makes her the perfect spokeswoman for issues on Parental Rights and child advocacy. After being awarded 7 figures in a civil suit,...

Duration:00:49:12

Episode 33: Pursuing Soul Care with Kelly Skinner

6/29/2022
Kelly Skinner is the founder of Soul Care, a day retreat center in Urbana, Illinois that provides resources to nurture the soul, space for stillness, and a community to support spiritual growth for people of all faiths and no particular faith. She is passionate about working with others to cultivate love, co-creating a more just and whole world, and accompanying one another into deeper communion with the Divine and with one another. She is currently studying spiritual direction as a...

Duration:00:28:59

Episode 32: Pursuing Health In The Real World with Chris Janke

6/22/2022
Chris Janke has a fitness trainer and founder of the Health In The Real World Podcast. He's the author of five books. He's the father of four kids under age 10, and lives in San Jose, California. Follow Chris on YouTube Check out his website And his Amazon Author's Page Support the show

Duration:00:25:40

Episode 31: Pursuing Healthy Foster-Parenting and Step-Parenting with Debbie Ausburn

6/15/2022
A social worker turned lawyer, Debbie Ausburn has spent decades raising other people’s children as a foster parent and stepparent. Her children have taught her that, even though she was their Plan B parent, she could forge strong and rich relationships with them. Download her Ebook Raising Other Peoples' Children Follow Debbie on Instagram @debbieausburn Follow Debbie on Twitter @debbieausburn Support the show

Duration:00:32:01

Episode 30: Pursuing a Miracle with Kaj Smit

6/8/2022
Kaj Smit is a 19 year-old guy from the Netherlands. This is the story of how he went from a fit young man to a vegetable in mere hours. He shares his incredible story and the lessons he learned along the way. Connect with Kaj: On his website On LinkedIn On Instagram Support the show

Duration:00:31:43

Episode 29: Pursuing An Examined Life with Dr. Gwendolyn Dolske

6/1/2022
Gwendolyn Dolske PhD is a professor in the Philosophy Department at Cal Poly Pomona. She is the author of academic essays and the book Tips From The Professor A Guide to College Success. She teaches Philosophy of Sex and Love and Moral Theory. She produces and co-hosts the educational podcast Good Is In The Details. Listen to Good Is In The Details on Apple Podcasts Spotify Support the show

Duration:00:46:29

Episode 28: Pursuing Humor In Mid-Life and When Your Kid Goes To College with Sharon Brecher

5/25/2022
Sharon L. Brecher is a mom-blogger, writer, illustrator, wife, and Miserable Mom. Her first book, Miserable Mom: The Do’s and Don’ts of Sending Your Kid to College, calls out the absurdities of this stage of motherhood with a wry sense of humor and a self-deprecating wink to her own place in the emotional merry-go-round. Sharon is a born and bred New Yorker, living in Southern California. She has raised two young adults (one in college and one recently out) and has an MA in Education....

Duration:00:39:58

Episode 27: Thriving After Cancer with Amor Traceski

5/18/2022
Amor Traceski is a two-time cancer survivor, motivational speaker, life coach, and author of The Cancer Patient's Reference Manual: Been There, Done That: Practical Tips and Wisdom From Cancer Survivors For Cancer Patients. When Amor was first diagnosed with breast cancer, she thought that her life was over and fear of death led her decisions. Fortunately, she experienced some 'a-ha moments' that made her realize that she was stronger than she thought. The ovarian cancer battle, that she...

Duration:00:48:37

Episode 26: Pursuing Vitality When Your Body Hurts with Terry Tucker

5/11/2022
Terry Tucker is an international podcast guest on the topics of motivation, self-development, and mental health. He has been a college basketball player, a marketing executive, a hospital administrator, a SWAT Team Hostage Negotiator, a high school basketball coach, a business owner, a motivational speaker, and most recently, a cancer warrior. He is the author of Sustainable Excellence, Ten Principles To Leading Your Uncommon and Extraordinary Life. Terry has also been featured in Authority,...

Duration:00:38:51

Episode 25: Pursuing Finding Your Voice with Joyfully Cricket

5/4/2022
Joyfully Cricket began her journey of transformation at the age of 20 when she experienced a personal tragedy. She made the choice to allow this tragedy to propel her into a life of spiritual and personal growth, to make meaning of the loss. Through her grieving, Cricket used songwriting as a way to process her pain. After 15 years of self-healing, using her songwriting and spiritual tools, Cricket started to channel her transformation into her songs and began writing and performing...

Duration:00:24:47

Bonus Episode: Jonny McCoy's Story (Accompanies Episode 24)

4/27/2022
This is the episode that contains Jonny's story. It accompanies episode 24. This story documents abuse suffered over the first decades of his life from those who should have been protecting him. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/melissaebken)

Duration:00:40:15

Episode 24: Pursuing Mental Health with Jonny McCoy

4/27/2022
In October 2009, I witnessed a suicide while being unlawfully detained in a jail cell in Columbia, S.C. Although my case garnered national attention and I won the lawsuit against my wrongdoers, my mental health plummeted. As a practicing attorney, I constantly feared that my peers and the State Bar Association would discover that I had become heavily dependent on Xanax, which was prescribed for my unrelenting PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Nightmares, panic attacks, and despair nearly ended...

Duration:00:40:42

Episode 23: Pursuing Calm When You Feel Anxiety with Jenna Overbaugh

4/20/2022
Jenna has been a therapist specializing in OCD and anxiety + related conditions since 2008. She's always been an anxious child and adult but knew from an early age that challenging herself was better than giving in to fear. She works specifically on teaching people Exposure and Response Prevention, the gold standard treatment for OCD and anxiety, and she's passionate about helping everyone learn the value of doing hard things for their mental health. Follow Jenna on...

Duration:00:45:19

Episode 22: Pursuing Peace While Parenting (or any time)

4/13/2022
Instagram: @coparentingwiththeuniverse Get Back To Peace Kit For Moms Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/melissaebken)

Duration:00:34:58

Episode 21: Pursuing Your Story After Sexual Abuse with Perry Power

4/6/2022
Perry Power is a storyteller, author, coach, and charity co-founder. Ranking up 2.3M likes and 125k followers on TikTok, Perry's message of helping sexually abused survivors break their silence speaks to the hearts of many all over the world. His activism work, coaching, and storytelling have been featured in The Sun, MTV, Sky, and TEDx. Follow Perry on Instagram: @iamperrypower If you are a victim of child sexual abuse, then you need to grab a copy of Perry's book on Amazon, Breaking The...

Duration:00:55:04

Episode 20: Pursuing Healthy and Happy Habits

3/30/2022
Jason Harwood has worked with hundreds of small businesses around the world. His input on happier habits has helped many achieve not only a higher level of productivity but a greater sense of happiness in their lives. With his wife, Brooke, Jason lives in Idaho with their 7 children. It is the habits of happiness that he will share today that keep him sane and as cheerful as possible through it all. Follow Jason on Instagram: @thejasonharwood Check out his website and download Happily...

Duration:00:27:01

Episode 19: Pursuing a LEGACY

3/23/2022
“Curator of a Bigger Vision Within,” Mark Smith specializes in speaking from his personal experience of trials and tribulations in life. His desire to chronicle CHOICES and share the “journey” of his life, resonates with everyone at our core personally and professionally. With his podcast “The Process,” he outlines and breaks down SITUATIONS we all go through, and offers insight on methods to weather the storms in life. Known for his clever use of acronyms within his messages, Smith gives...

Duration:00:34:25

Episode 18: Pursuing Health When It Seems Too Hard

3/16/2022
David Hernandez is passionate, inspiring, and motivated. He believes that each of us was designed to live a life of purpose. He truly cares about people and wants them to get results, so that they can live the life they want to live. David’s mission is to help people learn HOW to live a healthy, fun, engaging life, without resorting to diets, emotional eating, restrictive meal plans, or depriving themselves of the foods they love. When people learn the right principles, weight release...

Duration:00:46:32

Episode 17: Pursuing College Savings For Kids

3/9/2022
Brad Baldridge is a College Funding Specialist who has helped thousands of families plan and save for college with smart and proven strategies to save time, money, and stress. As a financial expert, blogger, and host of the Taming the High Cost of College podcast, Brad has been sharing his college planning insights with clients, subscribers, and listeners for nearly 20 years. He teaches parents the best ways to save and pay for college, including how to find the right school, maximize...

Duration:00:36:53