37 episodes

Show hosts, Matt Quackenbush, LCSW and Bethany Tenney a survivor of trauma herself, interview guests with incredible stories of struggle and triumph. From anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction, and suicide to social justice and equal rights, Finding Strength helps its listeners to feel the power and emotion of each new story every week. All the while the hosts and guests help listeners to learn new, more helpful, concrete tools and skills to “Find the Strength” to overcome their own personal struggles. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/findingstrength/support

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Show hosts, Matt Quackenbush, LCSW and Bethany Tenney a survivor of trauma herself, interview guests with incredible stories of struggle and triumph. From anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction, and suicide to social justice and equal rights, Finding Strength helps its listeners to feel the power and emotion of each new story every week. All the while the hosts and guests help listeners to learn new, more helpful, concrete tools and skills to “Find the Strength” to overcome their own personal struggles. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/findingstrength/support

    S3-E6: The Meaning We Can Find in Unexpected Tragedy - Nick Ozuna

    S3-E6: The Meaning We Can Find in Unexpected Tragedy - Nick Ozuna

    Everyone has defining moments in their lives that change them forever. Nick Ozuna's is happening right now. He is finding the meaning in the midst of the most horrific tragedy anyone could ever go through, when someone you love is violently killed. Nick tells his incredible life story and the story of his sister Rachel and her son Kyrrus. We hope that as you listen to this episode, you are moved and inspired to find the meaning and purpose in your story just as Nick has done. 

    WARNING: Due to the graphic nature of this episode listener discretion is advised

    Also if you want to donate to Brighton a Christmas to help the Ozuna family visit: https://www.brightonaday.org/ 


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    • 2 hrs 1 min
    S3-E5: Gratitude Amidst Tragedy

    S3-E5: Gratitude Amidst Tragedy

    Kathy Martella's story is incredible. She has found meaning in the loss of her son, found the strength to support her husband as he struggles with Multiple Sclerosis, and today is one of the strongest women you'll ever meet and you get to hear her story! This week hear we get to hear both Kevin and Bethany Tenney open up about their journey moving through the pain and grief of the loss of their daughter Brighton as they connect with Kevin’s Aunt who also lost a child. It’s an emotional episode you don’t want to miss! To donate to Brighton a Day: http://www.brightonaday.org

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    • 1 hr 32 min
    S3-E4: Trauma and PTSD as a Female Firefighter - Dani DeVos

    S3-E4: Trauma and PTSD as a Female Firefighter - Dani DeVos

    Firefighter Paramedic, Dani DeVos, tells her story of triumph over childhood trauma, trauma endured in her profession, and ultimately being diagnosed with PTSD. Dani tells the show hosts how she found the strength to work through being the adult child of addicts, abandonment, suicidal ideation, sexual assault, and rape. Dani has been faced with incredible challenges. She's taken those challenges and turned them around, becoming a decorated Firefighter Paramedic sharing her message of overcoming trauma. After attending treatment for PTSD, she is stronger than ever, sharing her unbelievable story with the World. 

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    S3-E3: Filling Your Heart - Gina Crotts

    S3-E3: Filling Your Heart - Gina Crotts

    Published author, Gina Crotts and the show hosts talk about how to find happiness in struggle. It is so important to make the time to find yourself, because you are the one who must fill your own heart. Gina's incredible book "A Seemingly Unfillable Heart" tells how her journey of self discovery began as a young girl when she made the choice to place her daughter for adoption. She tells her birth mom story and gives us all the exciting details of when she met her daughter for the first time since her birth. It's an incredible story you have to hear! 

    Gina's book is available on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Seemingly-Unfillable-Heart-Adoption-Journey/dp/1689197323/ref=sr_1_1?crid=97D6QV3KPX58&keywords=a+seemingly+unfillable+heart&qid=1570852811&sprefix=a+seemin%2Caps%2C202&sr=8-1

    It is also available on Kindle, so you can read it right now!


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    • 1 hr 18 min
    S3-E2: The Meaning of Recovery - Matt Hales

    S3-E2: The Meaning of Recovery - Matt Hales

    Every once in a while you meet someone who's story is nothing short of a miracle, that's what we have for you this week. Matt Hales has beaten the odds time and time again he is the ultimate recovery success story. He now runs a non-profit that digs wells in Africa helping the most vulnerable of us get their most basic needs met. Matt also is a brilliant mind who is able to take us on a journey of soul searching deeper than we've gone yet. Enjoy this incredible episode of Finding Strength!


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    • 1 hr 36 min
    S3: E1 - We're Back!!!!

    S3: E1 - We're Back!!!!

    After Summer Break, Matt and Bethany are back and ready for season 3. In this episode the show hosts go guest-less.  They get deep, talk, catch up and exchange some really awesome ideas. Great start to an awesome season ahead!!!


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    • 1 hr 3 min

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