October 20th, 2020 | Season 6 | 34 mins 57 secs
In this last episode of season 7 we discover one more helpful tool in understanding how to navigate conversations when emotions are running high. We talk brain science and actual words that we can all use in conversation.
October 13th, 2020 | Season 6 | 37 mins 25 secs
We all know how things can go south quickly when emotions are running high with our kids, with ourselves, and even with our adult relationships. In this episode, we introduce the “Window of Tolerance” and we discover ways this concept can help us all (even at a young age) understand what is happening and get to the other side of it.
October 6th, 2020 | Season 6 | 40 mins 18 secs
In our current climate of converging crises we often find ourselves interacting with friends, family and kids who are flooded with emotional responses. In this season, we consider helpful ways to respond in these interactions and how to help our kids--and others--make sense of what they are feeling and how to receive care.
July 7th, 2020 | Season 6 | 35 mins 9 secs
As we discover and name our grief we may begin to consider how to meet God in that space. Is He even there? In this episode we discover that not only is grief okay, but that it actually leads us to experience God in real and deep ways.
June 30th, 2020 | Season 6 | 31 mins 35 secs
June 23rd, 2020 | Season 6 | 32 mins 42 secs
When life is moving along at a fast pace and all of a sudden we are hit with a change--planned or unplanned-- that leaves us with feelings of sadness and loss, how do we respond to those feelings instead of ignoring them and simply adjusting to our “new normal?” Maybe it's a new job, a kid going off to college, or a dear friend moving away, these changes seem like ones we can muster up the strength to weather, but they too deserve our curiosity and care. We discuss how the feelings of loss that pile up from life’s “little losses” really do need our attention so that we can heal and grow.
What are some moments from your life that come to mind when we talk about life interruptions or transitions that have left you with some sadness?
How did you first feel when we invited you to consider that sadness grief? Is naming it as grief a challenge for you or does it come easily? Why do you think that is?
What fears might you have about spending time naming and grieving your losses?
What do you hope to gain by naming your losses and grieving them? What do you hope comes from this practice?
Resources for further learning
Podcast: Unlocking Us, Brene Brown and David Kessler