134 episodes

Discovering Our Scars Podcast is all about one thing: honest conversations. Steph and Beth talk about things that make most people uncomfortable (religion, mental illness, sexual abuse, and more). Steph and Beth became friends when they poured their hearts out in a 12-Step recovery small group. Neither was dealing with addiction—but both had hurts, habits, and hang-ups they needed to address. Steph’s journey is detailed in her book, Discovering My Scars, and that’s the inspiration for the podcast. While the podcast is inspired by Steph’s book, the hosts expand on subjects that make each person unique. The mission of the podcast is to help people embrace the “embarrassing” parts of their lives and learn to love and value all of themselves. On the podcast, the hosts share their own experiences and invite guests to broaden the conversation by contributing their own wisdom. As in Steph’s book, the podcast does not “tell you what to do,” rather, it has the ability to inspire people through the hosts’ honest and heartfelt approach.Podcast website: dospod.us

Discovering Our Scars Stephanie Kostopoulos & Beth Demme

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

Discovering Our Scars Podcast is all about one thing: honest conversations. Steph and Beth talk about things that make most people uncomfortable (religion, mental illness, sexual abuse, and more). Steph and Beth became friends when they poured their hearts out in a 12-Step recovery small group. Neither was dealing with addiction—but both had hurts, habits, and hang-ups they needed to address. Steph’s journey is detailed in her book, Discovering My Scars, and that’s the inspiration for the podcast. While the podcast is inspired by Steph’s book, the hosts expand on subjects that make each person unique. The mission of the podcast is to help people embrace the “embarrassing” parts of their lives and learn to love and value all of themselves. On the podcast, the hosts share their own experiences and invite guests to broaden the conversation by contributing their own wisdom. As in Steph’s book, the podcast does not “tell you what to do,” rather, it has the ability to inspire people through the hosts’ honest and heartfelt approach.Podcast website: dospod.us

    What's YOUR American Dream?

    What's YOUR American Dream?

    The typical “American Dream” is to work hard so you can play hard. Success means a family that looks a certain way, a home that looks a certain way, and a life that looks a certain way. And it’s all based on consumption. We buy more to feel more.  But is there another way? What is YOUR dream, how has it changed over time, and how will you achieve it?

    Full transcript and show notes here: https://bit.ly/dospod132
    Voicemail & text: (850) 270-3308
    Stephanie Kostopoulos : https://www.stephaniekostopoulos.com/
    Beth Demme: http://bethdemme.com/

    • 44 min
    The Reality of Being a Female Veteran (with Katrina)

    The Reality of Being a Female Veteran (with Katrina)

    Our special guest for this episode is Beth’s long-time friend Katrina. Katrina served in the US Army from 1998 to 2014. She served in the US, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Korea. She shares with Steph and Beth what it was like to be in the Army and what it’s like now to be a female veteran. How does it feel for her when someone thanks her for her service? How can civilians best show their appreciation to veterans? She tells us this and more.

    Full transcript and show notes here: https://bit.ly/dospod131
    Voicemail & text: (850) 270-3308
    Stephanie Kostopoulos : https://www.stephaniekostopoulos.com/
    Beth Demme: http://bethdemme.com/

    • 51 min
    What the Hell?

    What the Hell?

    This is an honest conversation about what happens when we die. Who decides who goes to Hell? Do all Christians believe in Hell? Does Beth have all the answers about the afterlife since she is a pastor? (Spoiler alert: She does not.)

    Full transcript and show notes here: https://bit.ly/dospod130
    Voicemail & text: (850) 270-3308
    Stephanie Kostopoulos : https://www.stephaniekostopoulos.com/
    Beth Demme: http://bethdemme.com/

    • 38 min
    Discovering My Scars: Chapter 3

    Discovering My Scars: Chapter 3

    We continue our journey with Steph through her memoir, Discovering My Scars. Steph and Beth listen to Chapter 3 of the audiobook and discuss it. This chapter is about Steph’s first few hours in the mental hospital, when she was in a holding pen like an animal. We talk about some of the patients Steph was with and what it was like for her when her family refused to help her get out.

    Full transcript and show notes here: https://bit.ly/dospod129
    Voicemail & text: (850) 270-3308
    Stephanie Kostopoulos : https://www.stephaniekostopoulos.com/
    Beth Demme: http://bethdemme.com/

    • 37 min
    HOW Can I Love My Scars?

    HOW Can I Love My Scars?

    Steph and Beth talk about scars, but what are the steps they’ve taken to be able to actually say they love their scars? Do they love their scars? Why?

    Full transcript and show notes here: https://bit.ly/dospod128
    Voicemail & text: (850) 270-3308

    Stephanie Kostopoulos : https://www.stephaniekostopoulos.com/
    Beth Demme: http://bethdemme.com/
    Support the show

    • 45 min
    One of My Twins is Transgender (with Lisa)

    One of My Twins is Transgender (with Lisa)

    Lisa thought she had a son and twin daughters, but by age four one of the twins began to describe themselves differently. Now, Lisa has a son and boy/girl twins. She generously shares with Steph and Beth how she knew her child’s gender expression was not a phase, but was an accurate description of who he is.

    Full transcript and show notes here: https://bit.ly/dospod127
    Voicemail & text: (850) 270-3308
    Stephanie Kostopoulos : https://www.stephaniekostopoulos.com/
    Beth Demme: http://bethdemme.com/
    Support the show

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Aaronshands ,

Fun and Real

I have known Beth for over 20 years and it is fun to hear her process life and tough questions with Steph who I don’t know. I love that they don’t always agree and that it isn’t about agreement at all but just taking things through together.

Sherikiml ,

Real and Honest. Finally!

Started listening with the first episode this morning and unexpectedly binged the rest. Wishing there were more! It's that good! I find it very relatable and honest, which is refreshing in this world where deep conversations are few and far between. Thanks to these two ladies for being vulnerable, honest and absolutely courageous in sharing their scars and how they're learning to process life, live with those scars, and lift others with their experiences. ♥️

1698ButlerB ,

Discovering Our Scars

Just found this podcast and have listened to all three first episodes. As a fan of Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations, I appreciate the honesty and authenticity Beth and Steph bring to their conversations. They are very relatable and will become a regular part of my quest for a more present and purposeful life!

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