December 19th, 2018 | Season 1 | 46 mins 52 secs
brca, breast-cancer, heart-camp, season-one, self-care, womens-health, writing
If there’s one word that I would use to describe our guest this week, Sarah Messali, it would be WARRIOR. Once you hear her story, you’ll understand why. I’m so grateful I got to sit down with Sarah in LA at Heart Camp and then again sightseeing & having the hard conversations at the same time over the summer when Sarah visited Chicago. From being a Breast Cancer & BRCA Previvor to a weightlifting badass to an unstoppable writer/blogger/author, Sarah’s story and voice is one you’ll definitely want to follow along with.
December 12th, 2018 | Season 1 | 1 hr 2 mins
enneagram, heart-camp, season-one, self-care, youth-ministry
Our guest this week is with Teri Valente, Summer Camp Director for Camp Arrowhead in Lewes, Delaware. While planning to record, Teri mentioned that she didn’t know how interesting her story would be or how much she would have to share. Despite that initial modesty and deference, we found way more than enough to talk about in this episode ranging from the mental health impact at youth summer camps, a “never expected to go on” trip to Africa, and hanging out with Bob Goff - as one does. So as you can tell, it’s quite the conversation.
December 5th, 2018 | Season 1 | 1 hr 9 mins
anxiety, depression, heart-camp, season-one, suicide, therapy
Jennie Gillies, the proud Canadian from the first Heart Camp, joins us this week. There are a few stories that you will hear over the course of on Anthologies of Hope that were key to the genesis of the podcast actually coming together. Jennie’s story is one of those stories.
Jennie has an amazing grasp of her story and tells it with wisdom far beyond her years. She has one of the biggest & fiercest hearts I’ve ever known & there's no one else you'd want on your team fighting for you. We touch on Jennie’s struggles with depression, coming to terms with her physical disability, anxiety, suicidal ideations, and being an only child attempting to overcome imposter syndrome.
November 28th, 2018 | Season 1 | 1 hr 9 mins
heart-camp, ptsd, season-one, self-care, sobriety, suicide, therapy
This weeks episode isn’t so much of an interview or conversation. More like putting our guest, Jen John, in the spotlight and letting her run with it. We were constantly amazed by Jen’s resilience to keep coming back and fighting throughout all the curveballs thrown her way, along with her desire to truly own her story. We touch on topics including the impact of suicide attempts by loved ones, being part of an active shooter situation first-hand, post-traumatic stress disorder due to that encounter, as well as the need for and new found sobriety.
November 21st, 2018 | Season 1 | 47 mins 36 secs
heart-camp, season-one, therapy
Welcome to the first episode of Anthologies of Hope! Anna joins us this week to share her mental health journey, why community is so important to her, and how working on her mental health has made her a better friend, a better daughter, and a better nurse.
November 21st, 2018 | Season 1 | 1 hr 6 mins
enneagram, heart-camp, season-one, self-care, therapy
From the moment I read Brit’s Twitter profile full of shared interests, I knew this conversation was going to be a great one. We touch on some powerful tools and perspectives for those in our audience that may be questioning the value of therapy in their own mental health journey, as well as the validity of a current therapist relationship. As you’ll hear, Brit is a licensed therapist and gives some great insight onto overcoming the… awkwardness of those first therapy visits.