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Every Tuesday, Judging Meghan explores stories that prove our strength and resilience as human beings. Featured guests include Dr. Nadine Macaluso (as portrayed by Margot Robbie in "The Wolf of Wall Street"), Ariana Kukors-Smith (Olympic Gold Medalist), Elisa Donovan (Author & Actress), Nikki DeLoach (Actress & Philanthropist), Candy Finnigan (Addiction Specialist, Star of A&E’s, Intervention) Diane Foley (Activist & Mother of Slain Journalist James Foley), Will Jimeno (Author, 9/11 Survivor & Port Authority Officer), Celebrity Chef, Wayne Elias and many more.

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Every Tuesday, Judging Meghan explores stories that prove our strength and resilience as human beings. Featured guests include Dr. Nadine Macaluso (as portrayed by Margot Robbie in "The Wolf of Wall Street"), Ariana Kukors-Smith (Olympic Gold Medalist), Elisa Donovan (Author & Actress), Nikki DeLoach (Actress & Philanthropist), Candy Finnigan (Addiction Specialist, Star of A&E’s, Intervention) Diane Foley (Activist & Mother of Slain Journalist James Foley), Will Jimeno (Author, 9/11 Survivor & Port Authority Officer), Celebrity Chef, Wayne Elias and many more.

    Unlocking Creativity Through Writing and Parenting Neurodivergent Children: Insights from Award Winning Author Robin Finn

    Unlocking Creativity Through Writing and Parenting Neurodivergent Children: Insights from Award Winning Author Robin Finn

    This episode features award-winning author Robin Finn, celebrated for her Hillarious essay "When Our Daughter Walked In on Us." Together, Robin and I explore her journey from stifled aspirations to the tumultuous path of parenthood, unveiling the transformative power of art and connection amidst life's trials. Robin shares candid stories of evolution and self-discovery, shedding light on the profound impact of parenthood while reflecting on her own path to overcoming societal expectations and self-doubt to pursue her passion for writing.

    In addition to delving into the stigma surrounding neurodiversity and the challenges within the educational system, we engage in thought-provoking discussions on the nuanced experiences of parenting neurodivergent children. Our guests share personal stories of resilience, empowering others to find acceptance and solidarity. Join us on an inspiring journey with Robin Finn author of "Heart, Soul Pen," as she shares insights on embracing authenticity and reclaiming your narrative. From practical tips to empowering strategies, this episode encourages listeners to unlock their creative potential and share their truth with the world. Tune in and embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and empowerment.

    Pre-order Robin's new book "Heart. Soul. Pen. find your voice on the page and in your life" now through her website https://www.robinfinn.com/heart-soul-pen/ or directly at Amazon, Target, or Bookshop.org.
      
















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    • 53 min
    Finding Freedom: A Journey Of Resilience with renowned singer and author Stephanie Quayle

    Finding Freedom: A Journey Of Resilience with renowned singer and author Stephanie Quayle

    This episode I'm joined by Stephanie Quayle, the renowned singer and author, who unveils her upcoming book, "Why Do We Stay?: How My Toxic Relationship Can Help You Find Freedom" in a candid discussion slated for release on April 30th via HarperCollins.com or Amazon Together, Stephanie and I explore the journey of resilience, diving deep into how past experiences shape our present paths. 

    As we unravel the complexities of self-acceptance and artistic integrity, Stephanie shares the struggles of navigating an industry that demands conformity. From working odd jobs to sustain her music career to facing the pressure to change her identity, her journey epitomizes the resilience of the human spirit.

    With vulnerability and authenticity, Stephanie opens up about the profound loss that reshaped her life. Through heart-wrenching revelations and moments of profound reflection, they delve into the transformative power of grief and the journey to finding solace in the midst of tragedy.

    Navigating the complexities of love, loss, and betrayal, Stephanie offers a beacon of inspiration to those grappling with similar challenges. With unwavering courage and vulnerability, She shares intimate stories of survival, growth, and the unwavering pursuit of authenticity. Tune in for an episode brimming with authenticity, resilience, and find meaning in every twist and turn of life's journey.













    This podcast is a place for trauma survivors as well as their friends and family. This is a safe environment to be vulnerable but it's also a place for celebration and moving forward. Let's all start to embrace who we are becoming by #mentalhealth #selfcare #self #judgingothers #judgingmeghan #suicideawareness #suicideprevention #survivor #abuserecovery #traumahealing #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #podcasts #selfhelp #addiction #addictionrecovery #lgbtqsupport #mentalhealthawareness #empathy  #gambling #support #authenticity #planecrash #bullying #countrymusic #cheating #betrayal #loss #stephaniequayle


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    Finding a Way Forward: A Mother's Tale of Survival with Rachel Hart

    Finding a Way Forward: A Mother's Tale of Survival with Rachel Hart

    This episode I'm joined by guest Rachel Hart who recounts her heart-stopping encounter with a hit-and-run accident in Venice, California. Walking with her eight-month-old son, Rachel faced a life-threatening situation when a reckless 16-year-old driver in a stolen car careened towards them. Through Rachel's courageous retelling, listeners will explore themes of trauma, resilience, and the indomitable bond between mother and child as she navigates through the harrowing aftermath of the incident.

    Rachel unveils the realities of law enforcement's response and the systemic failures that plagued her quest for justice. From grappling with unanswered questions to confronting the crisis within the justice system, Rachel delves into the unsettling complexities of urban life in Los Angeles. With honesty, she exposes the urgency for reform and community action amidst escalating crime rates and societal turmoil.

    Join Meghan and her guest as they dissect the repercussions of leniency, confront uncomfortable truths, and chart a course towards healing, justice, and collective empowerment. Through their candid dialogue, listeners are invited to confront the chaos of tragedy and explore pathways towards a brighter, safer future for all.











    This podcast is a place for trauma survivors as well as their friends and family. This is a safe environment to be vulnerable but it's also a place for celebration and moving forward. Let's all start to embrace who we are becoming by #mentalhealth #selfcare #self #judgingothers #judgingmeghan #suicideawareness #suicideprevention #survivor #abuserecovery #traumahealing #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #podcasts #selfhelp #addiction #addictionrecovery #lgbtqsupport #mentalhealthawareness #empathy  #gambling #support #triumph #crime #venice #criticism #communityaction #johnmckiney #motherhood #justicesystem #justice #crimeinLA


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    • 57 min
    Rising Above: How Trauma Turned to Triumph with Las Vegas Renowned Hypnotist & Author Kevin Lepine

    Rising Above: How Trauma Turned to Triumph with Las Vegas Renowned Hypnotist & Author Kevin Lepine

    In this episode, I am thrilled to welcome award-winning hypnotist Kevin Lepine, acclaimed as the rock star of hypnosis, for a truly enlightening conversation. Kevin shares his encounters with criticism, both online and during live performances, shedding light on the corrosive nature of cyberbullying and its profound effects on mental well-being. Our conversation takes a deeply personal turn as Kevin opens up about his challenging childhood, marked by severe bullying and struggles with mental health. Through his journey of resilience and self-discovery, he emphasizes the transformative power of community support and self-reflection, which resonates deeply with me, drawing from my own experiences with bullying.

    As we conclude our episode, Kevin and I underscore the importance of shedding light on mental health challenges, affirming that healing and growth are achievable through connection and self-acceptance. Kevin's inspiring journey—from battling addiction to uncovering his birth parents—serves as a beacon of hope for listeners on their own paths of self-discovery and transformation. Through resilience, self-awareness, and the courage to seek help, Kevin's story imparts invaluable insights on overcoming adversity and embracing vulnerability as catalysts for personal growth and fulfillment.

    You can order Kevin’s book “Deep Into My Eyes: From Victim To Vegas Headliner” on Amazon.

    Get tickets to his show through https://vegashypnosisshow.com/.
















    This podcast is a place for trauma survivors as well as their friends and family. This is a safe environment to be vulnerable but it's also a place for celebration and moving forward. Let's all start to embrace who we are becoming by #mentalhealth #selfcare #self #judgingothers #judgingmeghan #suicideawareness #suicideprevention #survivor #abuserecovery #traumahealing #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #podcasts #selfhelp #addiction #addictionrecovery #lgbtqsupport #mentalhealthawareness #empathy  #gambling #support #triumph #hypnotist #vegas #criticism #adoption #bullying #hypnosis #kevinlepine




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    • 41 min
    The Path to Healing: A journey Through Anxiety and Depression with Author James Francis

    The Path to Healing: A journey Through Anxiety and Depression with Author James Francis

    In this episode, I'm joined by James Francis, a Speaker, Entrepreneur, and author of the book “There's Coffee in the Fridge: One Man's Journey Through Anxiety and Depression.” Together, we delve into the journey of overcoming trauma, depression, and finding hope. From childhood struggles to navigating the complexities of masculinity and societal expectations, James candidly shares his own battles with depression and the transformative power of vulnerability. He champions the importance of authenticity and self-honesty, paving the way for healing and resilience in the face of adversity.
    James inspires with his unwavering commitment to breaking the silence surrounding mental health issues. Tune in to "Judging Meghan" for an episode filled with poignant reflections, empowering stories, and invaluable lessons on navigating life's challenges with courage and compassion. You can order James’s book through Amazon or on his website: https://www.therescoffeeinthefridge.com/. Reach out to James through his Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therescoffeeinthefridge/.















    This podcast is a place for trauma survivors as well as their friends and family. This is a safe environment to be vulnerable but it's also a place for celebration and moving forward. Let's all start to embrace who we are becoming by #mentalhealth #selfcare #self #judgingothers #judgingmeghan #suicideawareness #suicideprevention #survivor #abuserecovery #traumahealing #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #podcasts #selfhelp #addiction #addictionrecovery #lgbtqsupport #mentalhealthawareness #empathy  #breakingfree #support #resilience #vulnerability #therescoffeeinthefridge #healing #alcoholic #jamesfrancis #depression #anxiety


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    • 55 min
    Dealing with Childhood Loss and Exploring Unprocessed Grief

    Dealing with Childhood Loss and Exploring Unprocessed Grief

    Today’s episode is a heavier one as I go solo to reflect on losing my dad during my childhood. It's a topic that's been on my mind a lot, and until now, I haven't really shared much about it. Throughout this episode, I'll be opening up about the profound impact of his absence, which continues to resonate with me to this day. I'll share how I've carried the weight of this loss, and the reality that I've never truly processed that loss. And how it has shaped not only my present but also chunks of my past, which are now blocked.

    I'm putting this out there in the hopes that it might resonate with others who are going through the same thing – losing a parent is tough, and I want you to know you're not alone in your feelings.










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Hear real stories from real people who have triumphed over adversity. From addiction specialists to survivors of the tragedy, each guest shares their journey with honesty and authenticity. It's a reminder that we're all capable of overcoming life's challenges with resilience and perseverance.

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Tune in every Tuesday for inspiring tales that prove the power of resilience. With a diverse lineup of guests, including athletes, activists, and survivors, this podcast offers a fresh perspective on overcoming adversity. It's a reminder that no matter what life throws our way, we can rise above it.

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