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Welcome to the Kentucky Romance Author Podcast with your host de de Cox From Romance to Recipes, Country Music to Country Humor and all things in between Nashville, Hollywood and Louisville - Her guests will make you laugh, make you cry and make you look at yourself in a whole new way on the Kentucky Romance Author Podcast with de de Cox.

Kentucky Romance Author Podcast de de Cox

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Welcome to the Kentucky Romance Author Podcast with your host de de Cox From Romance to Recipes, Country Music to Country Humor and all things in between Nashville, Hollywood and Louisville - Her guests will make you laugh, make you cry and make you look at yourself in a whole new way on the Kentucky Romance Author Podcast with de de Cox.

    Two Things You Should Never Do: Discount a Person’s Faith & Underestimate God with Eileen and Zack Hornback

    Two Things You Should Never Do: Discount a Person’s Faith & Underestimate God with Eileen and Zack Hornback

    “Parents, never give up. Doctors do the best they can, but they don't know everything. And do not underestimate God.” -Eileen Hornback
     
    “Stay the course and fight, fight, fight. Don't give up.”  -Zack Hornback
     
    On this week’s show is Eileen Hornback, the author of the International Best-Seller, Breathe and her son, Zack, Eileen’s inspiration behind the book. Fun fact! Eileen is also de de’s best friend while Eileen’s daughter, Logan starred as the female cover model for Two Degrees One Heart. 
     
    Today, you will get to know more about Eileen and Zack, and why de de loves them so much. Eileen is a woman of faith and resilience. In 2005, Eileen experienced a parent’s worst nightmare when Zack got into a terrible car accident. Diagnosed with traumatic brain injury, his doctors said that Zack has little to no chance of survival. Follow their story as Eileen relates how she kept her faith through every second of their darkest moments, which is also the theme of her book. Learn real life lessons about being invested in God’s plan, not discounting a person’s faith in the healing process, being advocates for your children’s recovery, and guiding them to make good decisions. Most of the time, we are amazed by what a little prayer can do. Tune in and witness a living miracle with this mother and son duo!
     
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    Highlights: 
    03:59 A Mother’s Worst Nightmare
    08:47 Breathe
    13:28 The Power of Prayer
    18:30 An Unexpected Gift
    22:38 The Role Faith Plays
    25:47 Never Give Up!
    27:28 Stay the Course 

    • 30 min
    Turn Your Disability into Ability with Bria Byrd

    Turn Your Disability into Ability with Bria Byrd

    “It's okay to be different. It's okay to be unique. Stand apart from the crowd, you don't want to always fit in. If you have a disability, turn it into an ability. Use that to empower other people.” -Bria Byrd
     
    Bria Byrd was born with visual impairment called Amblyopia. Amblyopia or lazy eye, is a condition where an abnormal development of the nerves between the brain and the retina causes vision problems in one eye. It usually begins in childhood and if left untreated, symptoms may worsen and lead to permanent vision loss. In this episode, Bria shares how it’s like to live with this disability as a teen with big dreams. As a Sophomore, pageant contestant, author, and volunteer for many organizations, Bria sure has a lot going on in her life. As exciting as it sounds, Bria also needs to overcome the challenges that come with them. Bria’s story proves that neither age nor disability can stop you from pursuing your dreams. Tune in as she shares tips on how to manage your disabilities, balance time, and reach your goals. Anyone can advocate and inspire others. Like Nike’s famous slogan says, “Just do it!” and you’ll find that it was not as scary or complicated as you thought it would be. 
     
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    Highlights: 
    01:54 You Are Unique
    04:10 A Disability That Affects Children
    10:03 Facts and Misconceptions About Pageantry
    15:02 How to Balance Time 
    19:12 Be Like Nike 

    • 21 min
    Let the World Hear Your Music with Savannah Dean Reeves

    Let the World Hear Your Music with Savannah Dean Reeves

    “It might seem difficult but you need to keep your head up because there's the end goal for you. Know what that goal is and keep pushing for it every single day no matter the setbacks.” -Savannah Dean Reeves 
     
    Success starts with dreams. So now that you have set your heart on something, you’re off with a good start! You just need a little inspiration and courage to keep going. This week’s conversation will give you that boost you need! Savannah Dean Reeves loves music more than anything else. You may already be familiar with her as the pretty face from the cover of Stolen Roses. But did you know? Savannah also wrote the theme song for the book and even starred as Evergreen for the book’s music video. In this episode, Savannah shares her music journey and how she works to make her dreams come true. In addition to her music, Savannah is also busy preparing for college, volunteering, and doing charity work. Find out how she does them all despite her young age, and what parents can learn about supporting their children along the journey. 
     
    Fear of failure and rejection have hindered many from realizing their dreams. But as Savannah says, you will get there if you “keep trying everyday.” Tune in and find out how you can get your music out on records and music platforms as Savannah shares helpful resources and tips! 
     
     
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    Highlights: 
    02:05 Living with a “CSI” Mom
    05:12 Stolen Roses Behind the Scenes
    11:48 On The Voice InstaBlinds 
    15:21 Close Your Eyes
    18:55 Songs and Teddy Bears
    22:02 Keep Pushing Forward 
    24:21 Be a Mom-nager
    26:34 Get Your Music Out!

    • 29 min
    Mental Health for Lawyers with Claudette Patton

    Mental Health for Lawyers with Claudette Patton

    “Save one life, save one career, save one family.”  -Claudette Patton
     
    According to a survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the legal field belongs to the top 25 most stressful jobs. Mountains of paperwork, billing pressures, overtimes, deadlines, client demands, and not to mention, court battles- even the toughest lawyer will at some point succumb to burn out. This week, we will look deeper into the lawyer’s mind with Claudette Patton. With 30 years of experience, Claudette became an expert in the vast arena of the legal industry including mediation, litigation, and education. Claudette talks about the factors contributing to mental health issues among lawyers and simple ways you can do to care for your mental well-being. Stress, substance abuse, and depression do not discriminate between professions. Whatever field you’re in, you will need assistance when pressures and adversities try to break you. Tune in and discover resources that can provide the help you need, at the same time maintaining confidentiality. 



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    Highlights: 
    03:17 Stress and Suicide Among Lawyers
    07:00 Lawyer Assistance Program 
    10:35 What Makes Lawyers Susceptible to Mental Issues
    14:01 Save One
    19:55 Simple Ways to Take Care of Your Mental Health
    25:31 The Congressional Awards 

    • 30 min
    Create a Little Heaven for the Little Ones on Earth with Heaven Redmon

    Create a Little Heaven for the Little Ones on Earth with Heaven Redmon

     “Being able to talk to somebody and spread the word not only about yourself, is not going to help just you. It's going to help everybody else that is in need of your words and what you've been through.” -Heaven Redmon
     
    Well, you’ve met the male model of de de’s books from episode 3- no other than her only son, Bo Cox. Today, you will also get to know more about one of the female models and also de de’s friend, Heaven Redmon. Heaven was Bo’s partner in Furternity Leave. Growing up, Heaven always had the heart to serve others. And this dream came true when she founded Heaven’s Angel Food, a charity dedicated to helping starving children across Kentucky (which is also the theme of de de’s upcoming book). As a youth with so many accomplishments and big dreams, Heaven shares how you too can create big changes from small acts of kindness. If your goal is to impact the world, Heaven shares one thing that will help you do just that. Tune in!
     
     
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    Highlights: 
    01:35 Pageantry vs Book Cover Modeling
    05:49 Challenges in Portraying a Character
    06:48 Heaven’s Angel Food
    08:38 How You Can Support Heaven’s Angel Food
    10:44 Little Pieces of Heaven  
    14:22 Spread the Word

    • 16 min
    Live Your Dream Challenge Accepted! with Andre Wilson

    Live Your Dream Challenge Accepted! with Andre Wilson

    “We hype ourselves up on fear so much that we don't even try… Forget your haters, forget everybody around you. Talk yourself out of it. Once you start not being afraid to fail, you start going forward.” -Andre Wilson
     
    “Follow your dreams” is probably one of the boldest advice. For one, because only a few will actually do it and second, a small number of those “few” will have the guts to follow through until they succeed. Today, de de interviews Style Icon and Fashionista extraordinaire, Andre Wilson. Andre wears many hats but he always makes sure these works are congruent to the path he chose. But to follow their dreams, de de and Andre have to have more than passion and knowledge- they needed skills and wisdom to overcome the storms along the way. Join in as they share their secret to handling pressure, overcoming fear and failure, learning and relearning, and being imbalanced-ly balanced. Life is a “beautiful chaos” and it is definitely worth dreaming for. Like a lovely painting, yours too can be a breath-taking work of art if you continue working on it. Forget the fear and self-doubt. Instead, remember why you started dreaming in the first place. So, keep pushing forward, because when regrets take the place of our dreams, it is a lifetime wasted. 
     
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    Highlights: 
    02:16 Inside the Fashion World
    07:43 Why Details Matter
    09:45 Handling Pressure
    13:55 Be a Student
    16:39 Fail Fast, Fail Often
    19:39 How to Balance Time- Or NOT!
    21:31 Life is a Beautiful Chaos

    • 24 min

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