4 episodes

Michèle Phoenix, international speaker and writer on issues related to Third Culture Kids, highlights her most popular and helpful articles in a format you can consume on the go.

PONDERING PURPLE Michele Phoenix

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Michèle Phoenix, international speaker and writer on issues related to Third Culture Kids, highlights her most popular and helpful articles in a format you can consume on the go.

    BONUS EPISODE: The Emotional Impact of Campus Closures

    BONUS EPISODE: The Emotional Impact of Campus Closures

    Thank you, friends, for clicking on this bonus episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs. COVID-19 and the closing of schools around the world--which have upended the lives of so many young people--prompted me to address how to love them well in this season of loss and why MKs and TCKs might feel the upheaval more acutely than others.



    (NOTE: If the formatting of these notes looks messy, it's that the app you're using doesn't recognize the original layout... Sorry about that! 😀)



    This episode is based on an article by the same name: The Emotional Impact of Campus Closures.





    More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:


    My articles on her website.

    My playlist of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

    My novel about a missionary family, Of Stillness and Storm.






    Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:


    Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

    Friend and follow me on Facebook--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

    Join The MK Hub, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

    Receive email notifications by writing “subscribe to podcast” in the subject line of a message you send to shellphoenix@gmail.com. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)






    Please use the media links included with the podcast to share this new resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also commented on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

    As some of you have asked, I feel like I ought to explain the title of the podcast. It's a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.





    Helpful definitions:


    MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

    TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.




    Music: Bethany J. Dueck.


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    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/michele-phoenix/message

    • 10 min
    MKs and the Ache of Unbelonging

    MKs and the Ache of Unbelonging

    Thank you, friends, for clicking on this episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs.

    (NOTE: If the formatting of these notes looks messy, it's that the app you're using doesn't recognize the original layout... Sorry about that! 😀)


    This episode is based on an article by the same name: MKs and the Ache of Unbelonging.




    More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:


    My articles on her website.

    My playlist of video "nuggets" on Youtube.

    My novel about a missionary family, Of Stillness and Storm.




    Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:


    Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.

    Friend and follow me on Facebook--I'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)

    Join The MK Hub, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.

    Receive email notifications by writing “subscribe to podcast” in the subject line of a message you send to shellphoenix@gmail.com. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)




    Please use the media links included with the podcast to share this new resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also commented on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.



    As some of you have asked, I feel like I ought to explain the title of the podcast. It's a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.




    Helpful definitions:


    MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

    TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.




    Music: Bethany J. Dueck.


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    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/michele-phoenix/message

    • 12 min
    The Five Cs That Define [Most] MKs

    The Five Cs That Define [Most] MKs

    Thank you, friends, for clicking on this episode of the Pondering Purple podcast, a source of information, insight and inspiration for those who love MKs and those who are MKs.

    This episode is based on an article by the same name: The Five Cs That Define MKs.



    More of my MK-related resources can be found at the following links:


    My articles on her website.
    My playlist of video "nuggets" on Youtube.
    My novel about a missionary family, Of Stillness and Storm.



    Four ways to make sure you don't miss an episode:


    Click subscribe after you find Pondering Purple on the podcast platform of your choice.
    Friend and follow me on Facebook--she'll announce new episodes as they release. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" under the "Follow" tab.)
    Join The MK Hub, a group on Facebook solely devoted to sharing new materials as I produce them.
    Receive email notifications by writing “subscribe to podcast” in the subject line of a message you send to shellphoenix@gmail.com. (I promise--that's all you'll receive. No newsy epistles or cat pictures!)



    Please use the media links included with the podcast to share this new resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. I'd love it if you also commented on whatever platform you use, so Pondering Purple can be less of a monologue and more of a conversation.

    As some of you have asked, I feel like I ought to explain the title of the podcast. It's a nod to the complex, beautiful, sometimes confounding, always life-shaping and ideally life-enhancing effects of growing up in the color swirl of cultures and worlds.



    Helpful definitions:


    MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

    TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.


    Music: Bethany J. Dueck.


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    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/michele-phoenix/message

    • 13 min
    INTRODUCING: The Pondering Purple Podcast

    INTRODUCING: The Pondering Purple Podcast

    Thank you, friends, for clicking on this introduction to the Pondering Purple podcast! I hope this will be a place of information, insight and inspiration for those of you who are MKs and those of you who love MKs.

    Please use the media links below to share this new resource in your missionary, MK and TCK circles. The first official episode will be posted next week.

    Make sure you subscribe through your podcast platform so you don’t miss any new posts. I'll be posting all new episodes on Facebook as well, so you can friend me there to see the announcements. (Make sure you hit "Follow first" so they don't get lost in your newsfeed.) If you’d rather receive an email from me when new episodes appear, simply write “subscribe to podcast” in the subject line of a message you send to shellphoenix@gmail.com. 

    All episodes will be based on articles published at www.michelephoenix/top-reads.

    Helpful definitions:


    MK or Missionaries' Kid - the child of missionaries.

    TCK or Third Culture Kid - someone who has spent a majority of his/her formative years in a culture other than his/her passport culture. This includes missionaries' kids, military kids, business kids, diplomats' kids, etc.


    Music: Bethany J. Dueck.


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    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/michele-phoenix/message

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

Fiona Custer ,

A must listen

First off, Michele’s voice is comforting, empathic, encouraging and just so beautiful to listen to. The content that is about to be shared in future episodes are so vital to so many in our lives today. I’m stoked for the next episode! Here for it, Michele! Love you!

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