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You Can Still Have Joy Francine Wheeler

Season 2 Episode 2: You Can Still Have Joy

Francine Wheeler is a singer, songwriter, playwright, and actress whose son, Benjamin Wheeler died in the 2012 Sandy Hook School shooting. Francine talks about coping with her grief, living differently in the aftermath of immense loss, and how she continues to create meaning and find joy. Learn about the Wheelers’ non-profit organization, Ben’s Lighthouse whose mission drives them “to foster… Read More »Season 2 Episode 2: You Can Still Have Joy

Talking Trauma & Treatment La Shanda Sugg

Season 2 Episode 1: Talking Trauma & Treatment

Talking Trauma & Treatment: La Shanda Sugg is a licensed professional counselor, trainer, and consultant specializing in trauma therapies. She is also a trauma survivor herself who is dedicated to her own ongoing healing work. La Shanda owns Labors of Love Counseling and Consulting LLC in Ohio and she’s the host of the Labors of Love podcast. We discuss the… Read More »Season 2 Episode 1: Talking Trauma & Treatment

Truth and Consequences Miranda Pacchiana

Season 1 Episode 11: Season 1 Wrap-Up

Miranda shares her thoughts about the podcast’s first season…her mission for the show,  what she’s learned since episode one, and what’s coming up next season. She recalls each of her uniquely wonderful guests and the valuable lessons they imparted. Find the Truth & Consequences website, Facebook page, Instagram & Twitter accounts. Find the Second Wound website, Facebook page, Instagram &… Read More »Season 1 Episode 11: Season 1 Wrap-Up

Truth and Consequences Complicated Grief Nicole Potter

Season 1 Episode 10: Complicated Grief

Nicole Potter was devastated when her best friend Kimberly died suddenly and under confusing circumstances. At first, Nicole was told it was suicide but the case was never officially resolved. In this interview, we learn about the ways Kimberly and Nicole supported each other through life’s challenges and how Nicole is navigating life after her friend’s death–which includes carrying on… Read More »Season 1 Episode 10: Complicated Grief

Truth and Consequences Jamie Sivrais

Season 1 Episode 8: Protected & Paying it Forward

Jamie Sivrais, founder of the non-profit A Voice for the Innocent tells his personal story of being emotionally supported by family members and finding justice after he suffered abuse as a child. Jamie goes on to describe his organization’s unique storytelling platform for sexual violence survivors and the desire to pay it forward that inspired him. Hear Jamie interview Miranda… Read More »Season 1 Episode 8: Protected & Paying it Forward

Truth and Consequences

Season 1 Episode 4: Silenced

Miranda reads a letter from a listener whose brothers sexually abused her when she was a child. “Silenced” details her experience of “the second wound”: her family members’ hurtful responses when she tried to address the abuse with them. Miranda responds with advice, information, and words of support. Miranda created the website The Second Wound to offer comfort and information… Read More »Season 1 Episode 4: Silenced

Truth and Consequences David Wheeler

Season 1 Episode 2: Lessons in Loss

A frank conversation with my insightful and honest My friend David Wheeler whose 6-year-old son, Ben was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012. David has a lot to say about grief, navigating life after loss, and how our own personal reactions sometimes prevent us from truly supporting others in the wake of trauma and sadness. Learn… Read More »Season 1 Episode 2: Lessons in Loss