60 episodes

For women who wonder how strength and weakness coexist or how to bless both bravery and tenderness; for those longing to bring the fullness of their glory to the world without a chip on their shoulder; for those who have embraced a global sisterhood and left small storied lives behind, this is for you. The fierce and lovely women seeking the “both and” of a big storied life. Join author Beth Bruno as she chats with fierce and lovely women around the world.

Fierce and Lovely Beth Bruno: Author, Speaker, Activist

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For women who wonder how strength and weakness coexist or how to bless both bravery and tenderness; for those longing to bring the fullness of their glory to the world without a chip on their shoulder; for those who have embraced a global sisterhood and left small storied lives behind, this is for you. The fierce and lovely women seeking the “both and” of a big storied life. Join author Beth Bruno as she chats with fierce and lovely women around the world.

    Becoming Honest with Ourselves

    Becoming Honest with Ourselves

    Heather Caliri shares insight from personal experience and now in her mini-course about managing anxiety. "It starts with being honest with ourselves. This leads to discernment in knowing what our body is feeling and needing. We become less alienated from ourselves." Join Beth Bruno and Heather in a discussion about becoming more whole.

    • 33 min
    Discovering and Embracing an Ethnic Identity

    Discovering and Embracing an Ethnic Identity

    While Sandhya's story of international, transracial adoption and ethnic identity is unique, we all have an "origin" story. Where have you come from? Jump in to Beth's conversation with a new friend to gain ideas of how to share these sorts of stories with the women in your life. Questions below to help.

    • 34 min
    Cultivating Compassionate Attention for Ourselves

    Cultivating Compassionate Attention for Ourselves

    Beth Bruno and Aundi Kolber discuss how to cultivate compassionate attention for ourselves. Aundi weaves her work as a therapist with her personal journey in her new book, Try Softer. An accessible, "regular person" counseling book, Try Softer is a kind guide to help you better understand and care for yourself. Listen in and follow the discussion guide to consider how this conversation might impact your story.

    • 33 min
    Embracing the Feminine of God

    Embracing the Feminine of God

    Beth Bruno and Katy Johnson start off talking about community development in Bangladesh and #4justgirls, a girl-led campaign to end gender based violence in their country. (To learn more, see links.) Then they dive into the feminine metaphors in scripture and reading the Bible through a feminine lens.

    • 32 min
    Intersecting Culture, Race, and Trauma

    Intersecting Culture, Race, and Trauma

    Beth Bruno and Danielle Rueb Castillejo discuss the impact of culture on marriage roles and the delightful discovery of the meaning of the biblical word "ezer"; the difference between being a witness vs. observer; her work with the sex trade in Seattle and more!

    • 30 min
    How to Find the Stories of Women in a New City

    How to Find the Stories of Women in a New City

    Join Beth Bruno as she walks you through how she explores a new city through the lens of women who have helped shape it.

    • 21 min

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