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No one ever said life is easy. But I believe by giving yourself permission, you will find you have more control over your life than you realize. Hello, I'm Julie. I want to share with you, how my own personal life experiences led me to the person I am today. I have navigated through alcoholism, divorce, caregiving, blending families and discovering and owning my truth. You don't have to feel alone with your hardships. I believe in reaching out and showing true compassion and empathy from a non-judgmental approach. I'm a mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, friend and soon to be wife. I'm just like you, a real person who is doing the best she can. I hope you will join me by taking responsibility for yourself, by only controlling the things you can and letting go of the things you can't. By doing this, you will have discovered the secret to having happy, healthy and more fulfilling relationships. Please feel free to email me with any questions, comments or suggestions! I would like to give a shout out to Andreas Wohlfahrt, he is the photographer whose image I chose from Pexels, the photo of heart-shaped balloon, to be my podcast cover. The music I chose to use for my podcast was composed and played by The Lost Harmony. Please check out his music! Email Me! Andreas Wohlfahrt's photos! The Lost Harmony's music!

No one ever said life is easy. But I believe by giving yourself permission, you will find you have more control over your life than you realize. Hello, I'm Julie. I want to share with you, how my own personal life experiences led me to the person I am today. I have navigated through alcoholism, divorce, caregiving, blending families and discovering and owning my truth. You don't have to feel alone with your hardships. I believe in reaching out and showing true compassion and empathy from a non-judgmental approach. I'm a mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, friend and soon to be wife. I'm just like you, a real person who is doing the best she can. I hope you will join me by taking responsibility for yourself, by only controlling the things you can and letting go of the things you can't. By doing this, you will have discovered the secret to having happy, healthy and more fulfilling relationships. Please feel free to email me with any questions, comments or suggestions! I would like to give a shout out to Andreas Wohlfahrt, he is the photographer whose image I chose from Pexels, the photo of heart-shaped balloon, to be my podcast cover. The music I chose to use for my podcast was composed and played by The Lost Harmony. Please check out his music! Email Me! Andreas Wohlfahrt's photos! The Lost Harmony's music!

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United States

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No one ever said life is easy. But I believe by giving yourself permission, you will find you have more control over your life than you realize. Hello, I'm Julie. I want to share with you, how my own personal life experiences led me to the person I am today. I have navigated through alcoholism, divorce, caregiving, blending families and discovering and owning my truth. You don't have to feel alone with your hardships. I believe in reaching out and showing true compassion and empathy from a non-judgmental approach. I'm a mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, friend and soon to be wife. I'm just like you, a real person who is doing the best she can. I hope you will join me by taking responsibility for yourself, by only controlling the things you can and letting go of the things you can't. By doing this, you will have discovered the secret to having happy, healthy and more fulfilling relationships. Please feel free to email me with any questions, comments or suggestions! I would like to give a shout out to Andreas Wohlfahrt, he is the photographer whose image I chose from Pexels, the photo of heart-shaped balloon, to be my podcast cover. The music I chose to use for my podcast was composed and played by The Lost Harmony. Please check out his music! Email Me! Andreas Wohlfahrt's photos! The Lost Harmony's music!

Language:

English

Contact:

315-766-7408


Episodes

What Do You Think?

5/13/2022
Let's get right to it! I want to make this podcast the BEST podcast for you! I want to know what you like and dislike about Nearest And Dearest Podcast! The only way I can improve my show, is by asking exactly how you feel!You can help me out by answering just a few questions for me. The way you can submit your answers will be by sending me an email @ 📧 julierogers@nearestanddearestpodcast.com or leave me a recorded message with your answers! 🎙...

Duration:00:03:41

Mental Health Stigma - Part 2

4/29/2022
We have made some progress with our society handling mental health shaming. But we still have a long way to go. In this episode, I will continue to discuss how mental health conditions affect not only adults, but children as well. We all have seen the heartbreaking tragedies that have resulted in school shootings across our country. I felt it more personally when Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown Connecticut, was the target to every parent's worse nightmare. I was living in...

Duration:00:12:12

Mental Health Stigma-Part 1

4/15/2022
We have made some progress with our society handling mental health shaming. But, we still have a long way to go. I think there still is a misconception about what mental health means. The World Health Organization definition is; Mental Health is "a state of well being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community." We all go through tough...

Duration:00:11:20

Music - Play On!

4/1/2022
I am definitely old enough to remember vinyl albums, 8 track tapes, and cassettes. Whenever I was feeling happy, sad, or even mad, I would turn to listening to music. I still smile thinking about that sound of the needle hitting the vinyl album and anticipating the song that was about to be played. Music unifies all races across the world. It doesn't matter that each culture from each nation is different. We all use music throughout our history for different occasions and for pure enjoyment...

Duration:00:11:29

Take A Leap Of Faith

3/18/2022
What does leap of faith mean? It means taking action for yourself and not having evidence that proves you will be successful in the end result of your own action. Pretty straightforward. I know when you hear the word faith, you probably think about religion. It also means having complete trust or confidence in someone or something. That someone, can also mean having complete trust in YOURSELF. I have taken many leaps of faith in my life. This means that when difficult life choices are in...

Duration:00:12:43

Respect - Where Is It?

3/4/2022
Remember when your parents or even your school teachers would tell you - if you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all? Where is the line that stops people from using freedom of speech to feel they have the right to say whatever they want?If those words are used, whether they are spoken aloud or put on paper, can hurt another person. This offense is part of the bigger problem - No...

Duration:00:10:47

Let It Go!

2/18/2022
My first experience with making hard, emotional decisions about letting go of material possessions, was back in 2006. I was separated from my now ex-husband and we put our house on the market, in hopes to sell it. I knew I couldn't keep all my stuff. It was over 20 years of material things that had accumulated during our marriage. I made the decision to only bring the bare necessities with me on the move to NY. I focused on what my son needed the most. You can't put a price on a cherished...

Duration:00:12:21

Forgiveness

2/4/2022
This is a very personal and very tough subject to talk about. The older I get, the more open to forgiveness I choose to embrace. It's always a conscious choice. I came across a quote once, from an article in a magazine, "When it comes to forgiveness, all of us are beginners. No one owns a secret formula. As long as you are trying to forgive, you are forgiving. It's when you no longer try that bitterness sets in. Stay the course. You'll spend less time in the spite house and more time in the...

Duration:00:15:26

Taking Time For Yourself

1/21/2022
You know that making yourself a top priority should be right at the top of your to do list. But let's not kid ourselves. If you are a mother, father, caregiver or anyone who is responsible for others well being, your self needs and wants are probably at the bottom of your to do list.This life lesson is one that you need to learn pronto! It's not selfish to make sure you are allowing yourself your own "me time." Once you allow this much needed act of self preservation, you will be able to...

Duration:00:18:43

Papa Joe & Ruby

1/7/2022
I am a believer in meant to be moments. You have heard me say that before. The best meant to be moments are the ones that lift your spirit higher than you ever thought possible. Finding Joe & Sharri, is one of my greatest meant to be moments. When life throws you a curve ball and you actually hit a home run, you KNOW it is a meant to be moment! It's a catch phrase I use when good things happen and even when difficult life challenges are right in front of us. My adult children, son-in-law...

Duration:00:11:25

Never Too Late

12/24/2021
I believe in second chances in life. It's an opportunity to grow beyond your past failures. It's about positively adjusting your attitude towards future possibilities. I recently read a passage that said, "Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." The quote is from an author, Maria Robinson, who has written books about child development. We all are born with a new beginning. From the moment our newborn self comes into this world, it is...

Duration:00:11:39

Blending My Family Part Two

12/10/2021
I was going to be an empty nester. I was at a crossroads. Ashley was encouraging me to come back to Connecticut. It was over six years since I left. I knew it would be a challenge going back towards my past. I would have to confront my emotions and see if I could start over with a fresh beginning again. Below are links to check out for more information related to this...

Duration:00:15:17

Blending My Family Part One

11/26/2021
My son was 16 and understood why I felt we needed to move to NY and live near my family. It was important to begin to heal from the heartache we both felt. In this respect, Sean and I were blending in with my family; which included my mom, my two younger sisters, and two of my older brothers, along with their individual families, who all lived in Northern NY. I had lived in Connecticut from 1983 - 2006. More than 23 years. Coming back to Northern NY to live, along with my son, felt like...

Duration:00:14:52

Divorce Mode

11/12/2021
If you haven't experienced divorce or know a loved one or friend who has, consider yourself the minority. I don't have to Google to find out the statistics about how many families have survived divorce to know there are a lot of us. The main truth I want to share with you is this: YOU will survive. Your children will survive. It's not easy. There are so many emotions, financial changes, fearing the unknown, starting over, which includes dating, are all very real and daunting...

Duration:00:22:26

Stopping The Cycle

10/29/2021
Alcoholism's definition, according to Merriam-Webster is: continued excessive or compulsive use of alcoholic drinks; a chronic, a progressive, potentially fatal disorder marked by excessive and usually compulsive drinking of alcohol leading to psychological and physical dependence or addiction. Also, the American Medical Association states "Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive treatable disease in which a person has lost control over her or his drinking so that it is interfering with some...

Duration:00:33:44

Caring For Mom

10/15/2021
I bought a plane ticket bound for NY. I live in Georgia. It was the beginning of December. My mom's driving skills were not safe for her and possibly, other drivers on the road. Along with my siblings, we had noticed mom's driving was becoming a safety concern. I was so worried that I was going to get a phone call from one of my siblings, saying mom was either in a car accident or worse, someone else was hurt or killed. Winter was coming, and driving conditions in Northern NY are not always...

Duration:00:48:05

Nearest And Dearest Podcast Trailer

10/8/2021
No one ever said life is easy. But I believe by giving yourself permission, you will find you have more control over your life than you realize. I'm Julie Rogers, I hope you will join me by taking responsibility for yourself by only controlling the things you can and letting go of the things you can't. By doing this, you will have discovered the secret to having happy, healthy, and more fulfilling...

Duration:00:01:25

Owning My Truth

10/5/2021
Alcoholism, divorce, Alzheimer's and the truth about my suspicion that I had a different biological father, compared to my five siblings; finding him, the same day as making preliminary funeral arrangements for my mom, was the most significant moment of my life. My mom was battling Alzheimer's in the beginning of 2016. This horrible, debilitating disease took her life on November 9, 2019. When I realized that her mind was forever changed, I knew if I wanted the answers I needed, I would...

Duration:00:33:14