65 episodes

Breaking Joy is a safe, nonjudgmental space where we can embrace the tension that exists between the both/and – a place where we can honor and explore all of our emotional experiences… life is beautifully complex and when we can embrace the entire richness of our human experience, by living in the both/and instead of limiting ourselves to ‘either/or’ - we have the power to unlock a deeper and more meaningful life.

This is a place where we don't shy away from the difficult moments - instead, we dive in with courage and curiosity, knowing that in the midst of pain and struggle, there is always the possibility of transformation… and when the time comes to throw some glitter and dance in the rain, let’s not be afraid to do that too… because both joy and sorrow are safe here.

Breaking Joy sharon elizabeth hundley

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 29 Ratings

Breaking Joy is a safe, nonjudgmental space where we can embrace the tension that exists between the both/and – a place where we can honor and explore all of our emotional experiences… life is beautifully complex and when we can embrace the entire richness of our human experience, by living in the both/and instead of limiting ourselves to ‘either/or’ - we have the power to unlock a deeper and more meaningful life.

This is a place where we don't shy away from the difficult moments - instead, we dive in with courage and curiosity, knowing that in the midst of pain and struggle, there is always the possibility of transformation… and when the time comes to throw some glitter and dance in the rain, let’s not be afraid to do that too… because both joy and sorrow are safe here.

    EP 65 | Finding forgiveness in divorce

    EP 65 | Finding forgiveness in divorce

    In this episode I had an incredibly heartfelt conversation with the amazing Dr. Courtney, a compassionate divorce and co-parenting coach. With over two decades of experience in healthcare, Courtney brings a deep understanding of human behavior, mental health, and the importance of self-care during challenging life transitions to her coaching practice.
     
    We had a deep discussion about the power of forgiveness and healing after experiencing difficult relationships, especially divorce. We also talked about the physical toll that stress and unresolved emotions can take on our bodies, emphasizing the importance of self-compassion and grace during challenging times. Courtney's message of hope and resilience, coupled with her expertise in healthcare and coaching, is truly inspiring, reminding us that it's okay to struggle but that we have the power to choose healing and growth.

    Connect with today's guest:
    Dr. Courtney Coaching
    Courtney's Instagram

    Here's a glance at this episode…
    [10:37] Discussing the power of forgiveness and healing after challenging relationships
    [19:55] Courtney shares her personal journey of forgiving herself and choosing peace
    [28:18] The physical toll of stress and unresolved emotions on our bodies
    [36:45] Courtney's inspiring message of hope and resilience.
     
    Connect with me on Instagram

    • 1 hr 3 min
    EP 64 | You are not your thoughts: Insights from a therapist

    EP 64 | You are not your thoughts: Insights from a therapist

    Today I'm having another heart to heart with Lindsay Pace, a licensed therapist specializing in anxiety and OCD. In this insightful episode, we chat about practical techniques for managing thoughts and emotions, emphasizing curiosity and acceptance over control. Lindsay also shares her expertise with warmth and humor, offering valuable insights into understanding and navigating the complexities of the human mind.
     
    Connect with today's guest:
    Lindsey Pace's Instagram
    Evercare Counseling
    📞 757-206-2824
     
    Here's a glance at this episode…
    [1:15] Exploring the connection between thoughts and emotions
    [5:30] Lindsay shares insights on constructive awareness therapy
    [10:45] The power of curiosity in managing thoughts
    [15:20] Practical techniques for becoming more curious about thoughts
    [20:05] Integrating faith and spirituality into anxiety and OCD therapy
    [25:40] The importance of experiencing emotions without judgment
    [30:15] Recognizing the role of anger and other core emotions
    [35:00] Emotion regulation techniques for a healthier mindset
    [40:10] Addressing shame and guilt in the context of Christian faith
    [45:25] Perspective on connecting with a therapist and finding the right fit
     
    Connect with me on Instagram

     

    • 54 min
    EP 63 | Integrative Health: Bridging the gap between modern medicine and holistic health

    EP 63 | Integrative Health: Bridging the gap between modern medicine and holistic health

    Today's special guest, Keisha Pelton, is joining me on the podcast and we're chatting all about holistic health, conventional medicine, and patient advocacy. Keisha shares some practical tips like how to manage hypertension and even dives into the importance of advocating for proper medical care. Keisha is passionate about how individuals can take charge of their health while embracing both traditional and alternative approaches.


    Connect with Keisha:

    📧 knicolelang@gmail.com
    Connect with Keisha on Instagram



    Here’s a glance at this episode…
    [30:02] how holistic approaches have the potential to cure health issues.
    [32:03] insights from a nursing project focused on helping homeless individuals lower their blood pressure through simple dietary changes.
    [37:15] a personal experience advocating for child’s medical care and the importance of patient advocacy.
    [45:39] exploring herbal remedies as alternatives to traditional medications like blood thinners.

    Connect with me on Instagram

    • 41 min
    EP 62 | Cultivating meaning: Infusing purpose into everyday life

    EP 62 | Cultivating meaning: Infusing purpose into everyday life

    In this episode I chat about finding (and cultivating) meaning and purpose in our daily lives. Join me, Sharon Elizabeth, as we unravel the intricacies of infusing purpose into the seemingly ordinary and dive into actionable steps to cultivate deeper fulfillment. From reflecting on core values to exploring passions and embracing growth, we explore how intentional choices can transform routine into purpose. Let's embark on this path together and witness the magic of bringing purpose into every facet of our lives.
     
    Here's a glance at this episode…
    [00:24] Exploring the Desire for Meaning and Purpose
    [01:35] Reflecting on Core Values
    [02:57] Finding Direction in Everyday Tasks
    [11:01] Nurturing Meaningful Relationships
    [13:52] Exploring Passions and Interests
    [19:38] Embracing Growth and Adaptability

    • 15 min
    EP 61 | My commitments for the year ahead

    EP 61 | My commitments for the year ahead

    Join me as I share my unique approach to the new year, focusing not on resolutions but on self-commitments. I dive into five commitments I'm making to myself in 2024. From cutting out misaligned work to giving myself permission to dream, these commitments are rooted in aligning my life with my values and passions. Discover how setting boundaries in my photography business and prioritizing self-development play a crucial role. I also unveil my journey toward becoming a children's author and emphasize the importance of embracing every emotion, especially grief. Lastly, I discuss my ongoing commitment to physical and mental health, encouraging listeners to reflect on their own growth and challenge them to make meaningful commitments for the year ahead.


    Here's a glance at this episode…
     [01:30] Cutting out misaligned work and aligning with values
    [03:01] Giving myself permission to fully lean into my passions
    [04:56] Allowing space for dreams and potential continued education
    [06:58] Taking action towards publishing my first book
    [08:33] Prioritizing grief and embracing every emotion
    [10:09] Continuing to prioritize physical and mental health

    • 10 min
    EP 60 | Unraveling in 2023: Six Transformative Lessons That Changed My Life Forever

    EP 60 | Unraveling in 2023: Six Transformative Lessons That Changed My Life Forever

    Unraveling six profound lessons that unfolded during the difficult year of 2023. This episode is a candid journey through the intricate layers of grief, where I share deeply personal excerpts from my journal, offering a glimpse into the profound pain, anger, and faith that accompanied the loss of my mother. From navigating the duality of emotions to embracing self-compassion and challenging societal expectations, 2023 became a year of transformation, learning, and rediscovery. Join me in this vulnerable conversation, where I lay bare the lessons that shaped my existence and invite you to find resonance in your own journey of growth and self-discovery.
     
    Here's a glance at this episode…
    [01:28] The unique experience of loss and grief
    [02:01] Excerpts from my journal during this season of grief
    [03:26] Faith, anger, and facing the unthinkable
    [06:30] Losing oneself and the journey of rediscovery
    [07:17] Embracing the duality of life
    [08:35] Unlearning shame and embracing self-compassion
    [09:12] Connecting with a younger self through parenting
    [10:40] Redefining purpose beyond photography
    [12:15] Dreams don't have to be scary; finding peace
    [14:27] Heading into 2024 with shifts and embracing who I am
    [17:34] Closing thoughts on growth, transformation, and embracing life's challenges

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

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29 Ratings

29 Ratings

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Heartfelt

An amazing and heartfelt person creates an amazing and heartfelt podcast!

Sharon you shine in this new avenue and I am excited to see all where you shine your light in the future!

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Love!

I love this podcast. Sharon thank you for doing this!

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Inspiring Human

Sharon is by far one of the most kind humans I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. There is something so calming and accepting about her personality. This podcast is a perfect example of her grace and faith in God. She truly exposes her true self and welcomes in anyone with love and acceptance. If you are missing something in your faith or need someone to show you the way back to God, this podcast is for you

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