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Meet Megan McCaleb. She’s a kooky comedian, improv coach, award-winning author, and a single mom of four. She’s also a birth mom and an adoption advocate, a recovering Mormon, and tender-heart who just likes to flap her yapper a whole lot about, well, a whole LOT of topics.

Listen in as she brain-dumps about business, personal growth, motherhood, adoption, relationships, and her obsession with improv-skills-turned-life-methodology.

You might just love getting to know her!

I Hardly Know Her‪!‬ Megan McCaleb

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    • 4.7 • 26 Ratings

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Meet Megan McCaleb. She’s a kooky comedian, improv coach, award-winning author, and a single mom of four. She’s also a birth mom and an adoption advocate, a recovering Mormon, and tender-heart who just likes to flap her yapper a whole lot about, well, a whole LOT of topics.

Listen in as she brain-dumps about business, personal growth, motherhood, adoption, relationships, and her obsession with improv-skills-turned-life-methodology.

You might just love getting to know her!

    064: Mental Health - Healing and Helping others with Connection and Comedy

    064: Mental Health - Healing and Helping others with Connection and Comedy

    MENTAL HEALTH. It's a big scary topic for many, yet it affects SO. MANY. Let's lighten it up. Let's make it more approachable, shall we? 

    My guest for this episode is a woman I have admired for many years. Emily Richman is a licensed mental health counselor, actor, director, and stand up comic.  In addition to her therapy work with adolescents and adults she regularly directs and performs in theatre productions in Eastern Washington and performs standup wherever they will pay her. She was a speaker for the 2019 TedX in Richland. 

    She is a pure joy to talk to and a great example of someone who knows how to put in the work towards healing from personal traumas while helping others on their own journey. It's a rare treat to have such a comfortable conversation around a topic that we really all need to be more comfortable with - Mental Health.

    You can connect with Emily at http://www.emilyrichman.com/


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    • 54 min
    063: Relationship Tips for Better Communication & Accountability

    063: Relationship Tips for Better Communication & Accountability

    Jami and Marla Keller are the founders of JamiAndMarla.LOVE (formerly known as Passion Provokers) helping couples, individuals, and singles find the love they have always desired. They became Relationship Coaches/Mentors and Licensed Facilitators with Life Skills International in 1995. This changed their trajectory from a successful Occupational Therapy business in rural Arizona to a worldwide revolution of healing relationships. 

    Their mentoring/coaching process is short-term for a lifetime of results, often achieving major breakthroughs in one session by helping their clients just stop the old story that is defeating them and create a new story filled with connection, mutual respect, and joy. 

    Jami and Marla Keller are bringing a new level of success in relationships to couples, individuals, as well as audiences worldwide with their unique “Just Stop It and Be Cherished” process. As seen in “Leap—The Coaching Movie,” this power couple prioritizes connection and playfulness with their exclusive and impactful multi-sensory presentations for both coupleships and teams. 

    Learn about their unique approach HERE. With Jami and Marla’s training and tools coupled with their Ideal Personality Profile, Jami and Marla transport participants to a whole new level of heart communication. 

    Testimonials from around the globe report after completing the coaching process or leaving a weekend retreat strong feelings of being supported, connected, cherished, vulnerable and grateful. Their exclusive methods create immediate success in coupleships (as well as companies and churches of all sizes), where 97% of couples not only stay together they are full of excitement for their future, passionate about each other, and have established a new and thrilling approach to intimacy. Jami and Marla bring their excitement and coupleship success that make the senses alive with: 

    ● simple tools everyone can use to create calm awareness and even joy in any situation, 

    ● passionate visual teaching skills that bring concepts to life for diverse groups, 

    ● how to shine and be playfully productive in any environment, and 

    ● experiential training on The Cherish Factor Experience, which will show you how to make anyone ask “What’s different about you? I dig it!” 

    Having been married for over thirty-three years, their two beautiful daughters, son-in-law, and grandchildren keep this happy couple connected with all generations as they live in Boise, Idaho. They love adventuring together, which involves things like hiking, scootering around downtown Boise, traveling around the globe, couple’s yoga, road trips, presenting experiential retreats internationally or simply sitting quietly and reading together. They are the co-authors of Our Real Journey, Journey to Nai (13-week program for teens), How Men Make Women Crazy (and Vice Versa) Ending the Madness, Forever After (How to Get to Peace and Joy), a companion to Forever After entitled Passionate Tranquility, their exciting approach to personality and sensory preference that changes relational interactions and connection Discovering the Energy Factor, and their new books coming in 2022 The Other “S” Word: Sex! and 5 Steps to Overcoming Calendar Memory.

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    • 53 min
    062: LGBTQ+ Adoption

    062: LGBTQ+ Adoption

    Mark and Jeff are adoptive dad's who joined me to share their journey to adoption. They have a wonderful story of their own path to parenthood and embrace the role they serve in the world to educate and inspire others in the LGBTQ+ community to "just go for it" if building a family through adoption is on their hearts. Their story is one of inclusivity, overcoming past barriers in their belief of what was possible for their own family, and enthusiasm for the future of adoption as a perfectly viable option to create the new "normal" in family dynamics everywhere.

    We were also joined by Stephanie Pearl, Executive Director for A New Beginning Adoption Agency, who has been a trailblazer in creating families based on LOVE, not on societal, cultural, or religious expectations. 


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    • 42 min
    061: Grief and Loss in Adoption

    061: Grief and Loss in Adoption

    There is grief and loss on all sides of the adoption triad. Working through this process in an open, healthy, productive way can bring so much peace, closure, joy, and hope to those involved.

    Listen in as I interview Clinical Director for A New Beginning Adoption Agency, Sally Guyer MSW, about the grief and loss in adoption, accompanied by tools to overcome and properly deal with those emotions. Sally is brain-geek so she also brings the scientific aspect to it, plus she was so fun and REAL. Listen into this realistic view of recognizing the magnitude of the decisions made in adoption for the birth families, adoptive families and adoptees.


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    • 42 min
    060: Foster Adoption

    060: Foster Adoption

    At any given time there are well over 400,000 kids in the US Foster System, and these young humans have ended up in this system at no fault of their own. There is often a history of trauma from abuse, neglect, and the inability of their caregivers to provide food, shelter, and safe place to grow physically and emotionally. When a kids' basic needs are not met, they are being set up for failure and a higher risk to become a statistic in the most undesirable ways. We need more families who have a passion for kids and are willing and desirous of creating a safe place to land for these youngsters. It's a challenging road and a lot of training and prep is needed for prospective adoptive families to understand how to navigate trauma and give their newest family member a true sense of stability.
    About the guest: Amber Kidd, BSW is the Foster- Adopt program coordinator at A New Beginning Adoption Agency. She has almost of decade of experience working in adoption. Her primary roll now is to help prepare families for permanent placement of their child. In addition, she is the key social worker in advocating on behalf of A New Beginning foster-adopt program families to nearly 4000 child caseworkers across the United States. Amber has been essential in building such a successful program, creating and facilitation post placement services, family support and education that increases child placement permanency (fewer disruptions). If she isn’t working directly with families, she working directly with a child’s caseworker advocating for placement with the right family.

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    • 30 min
    059: Recourse & Support for All Sides of the Triad

    059: Recourse & Support for All Sides of the Triad

    This episode features Cara Walsh, a social work veteran and adoption specialist with A New Beginning Adoption Agency. We talk about what support tools and strategies can best serve each member of the adoption triad as they work through an incredibly emotional and life changing experience. “Ignorance is a lack of knowledge,” so we hope that this episode gives you a boost of new information that will help you be a good supporting role for friends or family in your life who are touched by adoption.

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    • 32 min

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