In this podcast episode, we are privileged to engage in a deeply moving conversation with Molly Jackson, focusing on resilience, grief, hope, and finding inspiration amidst profound loss. Molly shares her heart-wrenching experience of losing her daughter Lucy, who tragically passed away after choking on an apple. We delve into the immediate aftermath of Lucy’s passing, the heartbreak, and the intense grief that followed. We explore the complexities of grief, the differences in coping mechanisms, and the transformative power of sharing one’s story.
Giselle van Lux, based in Berlin, Germany, is blessed from birth with the unique ability to see and feel energy, in words, both thought or spoken and can transform energies in seconds for an uplifting personal growth. This gift enables her to directly “read” energy signatures. She works as a consciousness coach, helping clients work on their energies and realize the power of words in order to manifest the best versions of themselves .
Having a strained relationship with religion is not new for a lot of people, especially those that come from an Orthodox background. In this episode, Matana and Dr. Leah Katz, a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with teenagers and adults, talks with us about the role of mindfulness in breaking free from the traditions and expectations that keep us from living an authentic life and the journey towards living your authentic self and dealing with the obstacles that come with it. They also tackle the difference between spirituality and religion, and how mindfulness helps in redefining our approach to religion, traditional beliefs, and God.
Talli Rosenbaum, an individual, couples and certified sex therapist, who deals mainly with human relationships, and in particular, intimate relationships, joins us in this eye opening episode that confronts a controversial topic that needs exploration. Suppressed and overt traumas of all kinds can be often be triggered and revealed in intimate and personal sexual situations. Even more, one’s first sexual experience in of itself, can be perceived as a traumatic event, if conversation, mutual expectations, assumptions and desires are not properly addressed in advance.
Esther Goldstein is a licensed clinical social worker and trauma specialist, supporting adults with anxiety, depression, and trauma. She appreciates human struggles, unknowns and challenges and has seen pain, hurt and defeat as well as persistence, commitment and triumph.
Anna Przy, (Anna Przybylski) is a wife, business owner and humorous social media personality who juggles and struggles life with mental health challenges. Having been diagnosed with Anorexia, ADHD and depression, she channels her creativity into entertaining and engaging media content, to provide humor and help those who need a lift from the problems we all face.
Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife, an LDS relationship and sexuality coach with a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, discusses how we all want security in our lives, marriage, society and often in religious beliefs. Often the “rule” becomes the most important thing, which then creates tension and frays our freedom and structure. Instead of allowing honesty and courage to drive us, we resort to making others happy, which causes us to fracture.
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In this second part of this episode, (part 1 here) with our returning guest Elisheva Liss, we dive into the controversial topic of the benefits and challenges of making our partners and children aware of the fundamentals of relationships and the taboo topic of sex awareness. Often, religious or community obligations and accepted practices encourage young people to marry, and often without providing the tools to a happy marriage. Expectations in physical and emotional relationships are followed by disappointment, marital distress and divorce, leaving us to ponder what went wrong. Nowadays, the notion of commitment is mocked like an outdated religious construct and Elisheva suggests we take the time and patience to educate children, when age appropriate, and on an easy to understand level, that people experience love in different ways as a much needed preparation for relationships, so as to avoid misinformation and missed expectations later on in life.
In part 1 of this 2 part episode with our returning guest Elisheva Liss, we discuss the views shared and seen by ourselves and society regarding divorce. Elisheva is a licensed psychotherapist whose training is in marriage and family therapy, and also treats individuals and couples. Sometimes divorce is necessary and sometimes the topic is broached because of frustration and stress. When working it out for legitimate reasons becomes impossible, the stigma and perception may be too much to bear. Still, giving it another shot at making peace is often the best option if not only to be certain that you gave it your all and face regret later.