105 episodes

Lifegiver aims to be a positive place where military (and first responder) couples can experience positive clinical advice on topics that are unique to their culture as well as high quality uplifting interviews from others who have brought purpose out of their circumstances. Are you a military spouse? A police officer? Firefighter? Service member? The Lifegiver Podcast aims to bring hope into your home.

Lifegiver, for Military & First Responder Couples Corie Weathers, LPC

    • Self-Improvement
    • 5.0, 26 Ratings

Lifegiver aims to be a positive place where military (and first responder) couples can experience positive clinical advice on topics that are unique to their culture as well as high quality uplifting interviews from others who have brought purpose out of their circumstances. Are you a military spouse? A police officer? Firefighter? Service member? The Lifegiver Podcast aims to bring hope into your home.

    S5E9: Loss & Love Again with Mary-Anne Rubado Kline

    S5E9: Loss & Love Again with Mary-Anne Rubado Kline

    Loss can be a terribly difficult thing to talk about- especially when we exist in a lifestyle where it is both a fear and reality. We need to be able to talk about it and learn from those who have gone through it and found happiness again.  In this Memorial Day special, Mary-Ann Rubado Kline joins the podcast to share the loss of her first husband, Charlie, during their first deployment while stationed in Colorado. She is now married to Jeremiah, a veteran and first responder. I ask her tough questions about what it is like to love again, how Jeremiah allows space for the time she lived with Charlie, and more.
    It is important to hear the stories of those who have gone through great pain. It acknowledges a Sacred Space that they lived through and were changed by. Even though this may be difficult for some of you to hear, I hope you will listen.  There are so many wonderful truths and so much wisdom found in my interview with her. I have no doubt you will be encouraged and inspired to live and love more fully.
    Thank you Mary-Anne for sharing your heart and being so vulnerable with us!
    Interested in subscribing to the Lifegiver Newsletter? Subscribers get discounts on their first session with Corie and find more information on building a community of Lifegivers. Click here to subscribe. 
    Want to give back?  Send a monthly cup of coffee to keep us going by being a supporter on our patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/lifegiver

    • 1 hr 3 min
    S5E8: Kellie Artis with Moving the MILLIE Way

    S5E8: Kellie Artis with Moving the MILLIE Way

    It is PCS (Permanent Change of Station) Season and if you listened to season 4 of Lifegiver, you know I struggle when it is time to uproot!  MILLIE has been growing over the years in their efforts to make it easier for you to transition, and I need a whole lot of that!  In this episode, Kellie Artis joins me to share not only how MILLIE can connect you to other service families in your new location, but how you can be fully prepared in finding housing, handling logistics, and more.  We even talk about the emotional and psychological impact of starting over.  Don't miss this one! For more on MILLIE: check out their website, Facebook group, and all their toolkits to help you in the process!
     
    Interested in subscribing to the Lifegiver Newsletter? Subscribers get discounts on their first session with Corie and find more information on building a community of Lifegivers. Click here to subscribe. 
    Want to give back?  Send a monthly cup of coffee to keep us going by being a supporter on our patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/lifegiver

    • 54 min
    S5E7: Milkids, The Voluntold Force- with Becky Porter (MCEC)

    S5E7: Milkids, The Voluntold Force- with Becky Porter (MCEC)

    When you are a parent, you will do anything for your child(ren).  As a military family that moves a lot, a lot of thought and stress goes into making sure your child has everything they need to succeed.  Especially when you volunteered for this lifestyle and they were born into it.  In this episode, I invite Becky Porter, CEO of Military Child Education Coalition to share what they are doing to make all of this easier for military parents and educators. 
    If you are a first responder family, this episode is still for you!  Listen in to the vast resources that MCEC is offering that everyone can benefit from.
     
    Interested in subscribing to the Lifegiver Newsletter? Subscribers get discounts on their first session with Corie and find more information on building a community of Lifegivers. Click here to subscribe. 
    Want to give back?  Send a monthly cup of coffee to keep us going by being a supporter on our patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/lifegiver

    • 51 min
    Bonus: Matt and Corie Join the USO to Answer Your Marriage Questions

    Bonus: Matt and Corie Join the USO to Answer Your Marriage Questions

    The world looks a whole lot different lately.  COVID-19 has the entire world on lockdown (or so it feels).  We are all doing our part to stay at home, some of you have PCS and deployment orders that are delayed.  Regardless of your situation, this has a great impact on your marriage.  You might be spending more time with your spouse than ever before and that can definitely cause tension.  In this episode, Matt and I share our conversation with the USO during their Coffee Connections Live event.  We answered questions about communication, growth in your marriage, holding each other accountable, as well as how to help your spouse open up. If you are looking for more support, check out the USO for not only ways to give back, but for how they are also looking to invest in your overall wellbeing with their programming for spouses!
    Here are a few of the resources mentioned: 
     
     
    Favorite Resources: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10Kl4WnHjnhUerU1cOc58nb3tHF7Ru8Tm/view?usp=sharing
    Sacred Spaces: https://www.life-giver.org/sacred-spaces/
    Forgiveness: https://www.life-giver.org/forgiveness-in-affair-recovery-gods-design-in-marriage/

    • 1 hr 21 min
    S5E6: Late Night Lifegiver: Matt and Corie Review Mr. Rogers Movie

    S5E6: Late Night Lifegiver: Matt and Corie Review Mr. Rogers Movie

    Join Matt and Corie Weathers for a special "Late Night with Lifegiver"- an impromptu sit down after watching "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" with Tom Hanks.  
    This movie was so touching, Matt and Corie had to sit down to talk about it.  Other things mentioned:Benjamin Zander Tedtalk: "The Transformative Power of Classical Music"
    Interested in subscribing to the Lifegiver Newsletter? Subscribers get discounts on their first session with Corie and find more information on building a community of Lifegivers. Click here to subscribe. 
    Want to give back?  Send a monthly cup of coffee to keep us going by being a supporter on our patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/lifegiver

    • 1 hr 4 min
    S5E5: You Are What You Believe with Dr. Kendra Lowe

    S5E5: You Are What You Believe with Dr. Kendra Lowe

    Dr. Kendra Lowe knows the challenges service members face as she is a Veteran herself. When she switched to the civilian life Dr. Kendra was surprised to note that she experienced just as much stress as a spouse as she experienced while in the service. 
    "The concepts and perspectives derived from Dr. Lowe’s decade-long research, aims to provide command teams with an operational approach to combat the mission degrading effects of military spouse stress." 
    There is stress for spouse and it's significant. We know that. But what now?
    Her book answers that question. 
    Dr. Kendra has created a resource that walks the reader through 8 weeks of changing their thought processes. Her website states: This comprehensive and invaluable tool will help you accept the unique nature of military life, anticipate and persevere in the face of social-emotional setbacks, practice effective coping strategies, and learn to thrive on to new possibilities. Read more:
    Resources:
    Dr. Kendra's website
    Her book titled Wake Up, Kick Ass, Repeat: A Guide to Self Perseverance Within the Military Spouse Life Cycle 
    Interested in subscribing to the Lifegiver Newsletter? Subscribers get discounts on their first session with Corie and find more information on building a community of Lifegivers. Click here to subscribe. 
    Want to give back?  Send a monthly cup of coffee to keep us going by being a supporter on our patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/lifegiver

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Jhhamrick ,

Army Wife of 14 years & I LOVE this podcast.

We have been doing this military life for over a decade and still have several years before retirement, which means we are in this for the long haul. The encouragement that Corie gives in this podcast is invaluable. The natural overlaps in the military and first responder lifestyles is evident and gracefully approached and I have gained an appreciateion for families who serve America from home base.

Bombshell237 ,

A way with words...

This woman, her voice is soothing and there is so much to learn. She touches base on so many different aspects of a service marriage and the service life.
New was to look at obstacles and advice on overcoming them.
Sometimes it a matter of perspective, she helps you open your eyes. If you ever attend one of her lessons you will have so many ah ha moments.

affablegal ,

Definitely a life giver!

Corie is an incredibly insightful individual. She cares about military and first responder families and their overall well-being. Every military or first responder family can gain so much from listening to her and reading her book, Sacred Spaces.

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