trauma

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 Emanuella Israel

Season 1 Episode 6: Speaking Freely

Artist & writer Emanuella Israel created an honest, healthy life for herself despite growing up stifled by domestic violence. She explains why she’s determined to speak her truth, shed the shame she once carried, and empower other women to join her in loving their bodies and themselves. See Emanuella’s gorgeous artwork on her website, Etsy store, and Instagram account. Emanuella… Read More »Season 1 Episode 6: Speaking Freely

Truth and Consequences Steve Martin

Season 1 Episode 3: Safe Spaces

Steve Martin talks with Miranda about his work as CEO of Love146, a non-profit that combats child trafficking & exploitation and provides care for survivors around the globe. But first, Miranda tells a story about the first year after she disclosed her own child sexual abuse, the symptoms she experienced as she worked through this acute healing phase, and the… Read More »Season 1 Episode 3: Safe Spaces

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