87 episodes

Sharing stories of how we overcome the unexpected struggles in life. My mission is to talk about the "hush, hush" topics - things like divorce, addiction, abuse, infertility, marital affairs, single parenting, etc. Everyone deserves the chance to tell their story - here is their opportunity.

Hard Knocks Podcast Jourdan Watts

    • Personal Journals
    • 4.9 • 81 Ratings

Sharing stories of how we overcome the unexpected struggles in life. My mission is to talk about the "hush, hush" topics - things like divorce, addiction, abuse, infertility, marital affairs, single parenting, etc. Everyone deserves the chance to tell their story - here is their opportunity.

    Episode 88: Paul Sando - Rejection from Coming Out as Gay, Marrying a Woman, Adopting Two Kids, Marrying a Man, Divorce and Cancer

    Episode 88: Paul Sando - Rejection from Coming Out as Gay, Marrying a Woman, Adopting Two Kids, Marrying a Man, Divorce and Cancer

    I was super excited about this episode! I chat with Paul, a gay man about his life. Get ready for some ups and downs and crazy twists and turns! So good! Paul talks about abandonment issues from his mom, coming out as gay to his dad and school, marrying a woman, adopting two kids with his wife, divorce, marrying a man, divorce again and cancer.

    • 54 min
    Episode 87 - Cathy McKinnon: Infertility, Cancer and Divorce

    Episode 87 - Cathy McKinnon: Infertility, Cancer and Divorce

    In this episode, I chat with Cathy about how she grew up with only brothers, which in turn made her a pretty private person when it came to big, hard things in her life.. Things like struggling with infertility for years and having miscarriage after miscarriage, as well as thyroid cancer and divorce.

    • 41 min
    Episode 86: Tyler Christensen - Food Addiction, Unemployment and Major Weight Loss

    Episode 86: Tyler Christensen - Food Addiction, Unemployment and Major Weight Loss

    In this episode, I chat with Tyler about being unemployed and not being able to find a job, even with several degrees, which led him to be a stay-at-home dad. He also has struggled with a food addiction and then lost 100 pounds!

    • 42 min
    Episode 85: Corina Rowley - How an Abusive Childhood Affected Her Adult Life

    Episode 85: Corina Rowley - How an Abusive Childhood Affected Her Adult Life

    In this episode, I talk with Corina about how the physical, sexual, emotional and mental abuse she endured for 13 years of her childhood affected her in adulthood. Namely in intimate settings.

    • 40 min
    Episode 84: Nancy Smith - Chronic Illness and How to Live Happier!

    Episode 84: Nancy Smith - Chronic Illness and How to Live Happier!

    In this episode, Nancy share about the chronic illnesses that both her and her husband deal with on a daily basis. We also talk a lot about having anxiety and how to do with it, support someone who struggles with it and ultimately live happier!

    • 51 min
    Episode 83: Kristen Heath - A Walking Medical Hazard

    Episode 83: Kristen Heath - A Walking Medical Hazard

    In this episode, I chat with Kristen about a slew of medical issues she's faced since she was just a teenager. From a car accident resulting in a pulled groin to a breast cancer scare to almost dying of MRSA to being diagnosed with MS and everything in between.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

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Love this Podcast

I was a guest on this podcast. I love it! The guests talk about “taboo” topics that should not be taboo. These stories need to be told. I was nervous about telling mine but I’m glad I did!

Emily Harman
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The best!

Absolutely love this podcast! So real & honest. I can relate to so many episodes even when i feel like i wouldnt. Thank you Jourdan so much for creating this! ♥️

CodeO2 ,

It’s about time...

It’s about time that women who have suffered life’s most heinous hardships are able to publicly discuss their journey with other women, and to do so courageously and eloquently. Today, August 31, 2019, I am no longer feeling alone or ashamed. This podcast has empowered me and I can’t wait to share my story with Jordan. Thank you to everyone who’s part of this podcast!
Abby

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