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Healthy Relationships Winter Gathering with Lindsay Donaldson & Dr. Kelly Morse

In this episode you'll hear two awesome and inspiring talks recorded live from our Winter Gathering from Dr. Kelly Morse, therapist and relationship extraordinaire, and our own Lindsay Donaldson. Dr. Morse works as a therapist in the Springfield area with many couples striving to improve their relationships, while Lindsay is a single woman learning her way through building strong relationships after the loss of someone close to her. Despite their very different perspectives, both women share...


406: Intentionality with Friendships: Get out of Your Own Way to Make (& Keep!) Friends

Making and keeping good friends is a serious challenge for many people, for all sorts of reasons. Often we don't have the time or commitment it takes to put in the work that makes meaningful friendships last. In this discussion between Michelle, Lindsay, and Jenn, we talk all things intentionality and friendships -- how sometimes you have to take a leap of faith, put yourself out there, and go after the type of friendships you want rather than wait around for them to come to you.


405: Michelle Interviews Husband Jeff Houghton on all the Scary Things

In this episode Michelle interviews her husband Jeff on all things success, failure, fear, and yes— success in a marriage relationship. We promise it doesn’t get TOO awkward (but maybe it does a little). Michelle asks Jeff about his regionally syndicated show, The Mystery Hour, and how he got to the place of going for scary things so much that he created a career out of something as unique as a late night talk show from Springfield, Missouri (hint— its not just because he has a SUPER...


403: CANDACE PAYNE (aka Chewbacca Mom) on Defiant Joy, Laughter, and Embracing Freedom

On this special BONUS podcast episode, Michelle interviews Candace Payne, aka CHEWBACCA MOM (!!!) on the topic of Joy. She is the author of the new book Laugh It Up: Embrace Freedom and Experience Defiant Joy, and is a speaker, mother, and worship leader from the Dallas area. Last year Candace became a household name when a Facebook live video of her trying on a Chewbacca mask went mega-viral, and since then her life has been turned upside down. She now is on an incredible journey sharing...


402: CONSISTENCY- How to stay consistent, why it matters, and what role it plays in success

In this episode we're talking all things consistency-- Jenn, Kate, and Lindsay take it on to discuss as our topic of the month. Consistency is that ever-elusive quality that drives us to continue pursuing a goal or dream, no matter how challenging it may be. In this episode we'll cover a lot of ground on the topic and why it is so important to stay consistent when pursing any goal. Highlights include: Working hard for goals v. being born with talent Staying committed to a goal, even when...


401: Capacity

Capacity: the maximum amount that something (or someone) can contain. Capacity is an interesting word, right? It has definitely been on our minds a lot lately. Let's talk about what we are able to commit to, what we overcommit to, and how it defines us. Join us in the first podcast of season 4 of The Bravery Board! Show notes: John Maxwell Capacity quiz: Charity Reeb's Real Life Journal:


309: But Who Are You, Really? Finding Purpose with Madison Hedlund

Madison believes it is time that we all stop identifying our purpose through what we do. In this talk delivered at our June 2017 Gathering, Madison confronts that idea, and offers a better one-- You are your true essence which will never be defined by your job, your labels, or your social identity. Good stuff, right? We thought so. This was Madison's last talk as a Bravery Board organizer, a position she recently stepped down from to focus on her business as a life coach. To find out more...


308: How to do Health and Fitness on YOUR Terms with Pamela Hernandez

"if you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place" -- this quote from EckhartTolle is how Pamela closed her amazing talk at our last Bravery Board Gathering, (spoiler alert!) which is all about how to reach goals and be your best self in your body, mind, and spirit. Fitness coach Pamela Hernandez knows about meeting goals, and has devoted her life to helping individuals reach their own through her business, Thrive Personal Fitness. In this talk Pamela shares her own journey...


307: Healing the Soul Through the Body with Counselor Jim Lee

Does your body hold trauma? How does one let go of pain from their childhood? What does it really mean to be a whole person? In this episode Madison dives deep with her own personal counselor and energy psychologist, Jim Lee. Jim has served the last 18 years as a pastor and counselor. Three years ago, he started a new business called Lee Inner Fitness, LLC where he implements a combination of energy psychology and applied kinesiology into his counseling. He is a masters level practitioner...


306: Creating a Life You Love with Connie Chapman

Do you run from "bad" days, avoid "negative emotions," and try to keep life within your control? Then this interview with life coach, Connie Chapman is going to soothe your soul. Connie shares with Kate and Madison about her painful journey to personal health. Through years of self-doubt, victimhood, and a battle with bulimia in her twenties, she ended up moving back with her parents at 27. At her "rock bottom" Connie was led to a life-coach who changed her life and path forever. She now...


305: Cultivating Joy When Joy Doesn't Always Come Easy with Michelle Houghton

In this talk delivered to a live audience at our May 2017 Gathering, Michelle talks about her struggle to cultivate joy through her battle with ongoing depression and shares lessons learned through her journey. What does it take to be joyful when things aren't going your way? How does one stay positive when things are messy and unpredictable? Michelle is a mom, counselor, painter, speaker, and performer in her husband's late night talk show, The Mystery Hour. She recently took the plunge...


304: Shailey Murphy on the 3 B's of Joy: Brené, Beyoncé, and The Bible

Shailey is a rare mix of organizational and creative skills. With a degree in design, she brings a creative perspective that is fresh and new. Working with her husband as a business partner at Harp Creative, Shailey's responsibilities include art direction, project management, script writing/storyboarding and video editing. She has worked on film projects in Egypt, Ethiopia, Uganda, Ukraine, Estonia, the Republic of Georgia and traveled to 17 different countries. She can also fit three...


303: Does Marriage Have to be Hard? with Sharon Luecke

Does marriage have to be hard? Sharon Luecke, a marketer, writer, and advocate for the bride's heart gives in insightful perspective on relationships with an inspiring twist. She believes you get in life and in your relationships what you generally expect. In this podcast she drops truth bomb after truth bomb, challenging our culture's idea of what marriage should be, and giving a fresh perspective to approaching your wedding with inner peace. If you are newly engaged, a newlywed, are...


302: Chasing Slow & Joyful Living with Erin Loechner

Joy is more than a feeling, it is a decision. This is something our guest, Erin Loechner, understands fully and shares through her work as a writer, speaker, and designer. In this podcast interview, Erin shares her thoughts about joy, authenticity through an online presence, slow living, writing a book, faith, and so much more. Erin is a writer, blogger, designer, consultant, and family gal. She is the author of "Chasing Slow: Courage to Journey Off the Beaten Path" and founder of Design...


301: Embracing Your Creative Voice with Poet Arielle Estoria

“Your art makes room for you-all you have to do is say yes.” Born and raised in foggy Northern California, Arielle Estoria is a writer, speaker, and creative. The heartbeat behind her work is a diligent pursuit of instilling and reminding individuals of their worth through words. Our interview with Arielle is no exception to her poetic and powerful use of words. Through the conversation Arielle shares her heart on creative bravery, living in an overflowing state as your outpour, learning...


213: Life is Not for the Faint of Heart with Counselor Reid Horn

"Living a brave life is not for the faint of heart. In order to live the life we want, we often have to take a risk - whether it's starting a new relationship, leaving a comfortable job, beginning a family, or moving to a new city - and that leaves us vulnerable. We could get hurt. We could be disappointed. We could find out our daydreams are pipe dreams.But we could also find out that thing we've been dreaming about is even better in reality." Taking a risk means inviting all of our...


212: Jenn Fortner on Bravery and Laundry: The Perseverance of Imperfection

Bravery does not have to come with a bright and shining medal - it can come with a whisper to follow the path of what is needed-- and in Jenn's life as a new mom, that's to smile while does laundry. Yes, laundry. As a go-getter in life, Jenn has spent the better part of her adult life traveling, taking risks, and coaching missionaries to reach high goals. As a new mom, though, she's had to take a step back to juggle her career and raising her daughter, and that has taken true bravery. In...


211: The Brave Laptop Lifestyle with Alexis Teichmiller

What do bravery, wisdom, curiosity, and an undeniable zest for life have in common? They are the recipe for success! And it's no surprise that our guest today, Alexis Teichmiller, an embodiment of all four. Alexis is a lifestyle blogger and millennial podcast host of The Laptop Lifestyle - a podcast for virtual entrepreneurs, millennials on the go, and adventure seekers with big dreams. Her mission in life is to inspire people to take action on their goals and explore their true creativity....


210: Bravery: Putting On Your Own Oxygen Mask with Mallory Leicht

Bravery comes in many forms: moving and navigating a new city, having a baby, or creating ways to share ones passion with the world. Sometimes bravery looks like sharing ourselves and our passions in a vulnerable way, as Jenn Fortner and Mallory Leicht discuss on this podcast episode. Listen in as Mallory shares her thoughts on bravery, hospitality, and what it’s like to become a voice in one’s industry. Mallory’s podcast Vibrant can be found at and her blog is...


209: Unbound: A Story of Snow and Self Discovery with Author Steph Jagger

Steph Jagger had always been a force of nature. Dissatisfied with the passive, limited roles she saw for women growing up, she emulated the men in her life—chasing success, climbing the corporate ladder, ticking the boxes, playing by the rules of a masculine ideal. She was accomplished. She was living "The Dream." But it wasn't her dream. Then the universe caught her attention with a sign: RAISE RESTRAINING DEVICE. Steph had seen this ski lift sign on countless occasions in the past, but the...


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