47 episodes

Life experiences often lead us to seek answers to key questions: how we bear our burdens well, how we help others bear their burdens, and how we bear fruit or find purpose and passion in spite of difficult challenges. Join Dr. Julie Shannon each week as she explores practical compassion through conversations and stories about life realities (singleness, infertility, childlessness, grief, depression, divorce, job loss, mental health, etc.) Special interview episodes will feature guests who share personal stories about their own life realities—how they walked through them, who helped them, and what life looks like on the other side.

| Theme song written & performed by Joe Passarelli, Dan Wecht, and Alex Shipley | Cover drawing by Ben Humeniuk | Learn more at drjulieshannon.com or find her on IG @julieshannonofficial

The Bearing Life Podcast Julie Shannon

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

Life experiences often lead us to seek answers to key questions: how we bear our burdens well, how we help others bear their burdens, and how we bear fruit or find purpose and passion in spite of difficult challenges. Join Dr. Julie Shannon each week as she explores practical compassion through conversations and stories about life realities (singleness, infertility, childlessness, grief, depression, divorce, job loss, mental health, etc.) Special interview episodes will feature guests who share personal stories about their own life realities—how they walked through them, who helped them, and what life looks like on the other side.

| Theme song written & performed by Joe Passarelli, Dan Wecht, and Alex Shipley | Cover drawing by Ben Humeniuk | Learn more at drjulieshannon.com or find her on IG @julieshannonofficial

    Building Community

    Building Community

    In this episode, Joe Battaglia joins me to talk about culture, community, and how we can positively engage with others in our lives. He offers much wisdom on showing up and investing time together in order to help one another grow, and his perspective will inspire you to value and build community in your life.  
    Joe is a Broadcaster, Author, and Founder/President of Renaissance Communications, a media company providing platforms for communicators of biblical truth. He is also the Executive Producer and General Manager of the nationally syndicated radio program "Keep the Faith," heard nationally in over 300 markets and numerous countries overseas with a weekly audience of 2 million.
    For over 16 years, he has been involved in the promotion of hit movies such as War Room, God’s Not Dead, The Polar Express, and I Can Only Imagine (to name just a few).
    Joe is the author of several books, and his latest release is Make America Good Again: 12.5 Biblical Principles to Unite Our Nation, Restore True Greatness, and Reshape Our Political Rhetoric.
    Thanks for listening!
     
    Connect with Joe Battaglia:
    Website
    Books
    LinkedIn

    • 52 min
    Writing New Chapters

    Writing New Chapters

    A. M. Peters joins me in this episode to talk about truly living life, cultivating courage, and countering the need for approval and the comparison trap. Hearing how he overcame adversity and his willingness to pursue career changes and embrace new seasons of life is truly inspiring. I know you will walk away from this episode with a renewed sense of resolve to pursue your passion and experience authentic joy and peace.
    Tony grew up on the eastside of Los Angeles, CA and defied the odds by graduating from UCLA and Loyola Law School. For 11 years he was a successful trial lawyer and at the age of thirty-seven he was sworn into the Los Angeles Superior Court Judiciary where he presided over criminal courtrooms for two decades. His desire to work for real heart change in others inspired him to change his own life and pursue his passion for storytelling. He is the author of three novels, has written a TV series that is currently being pitched to multiple streaming platforms, and is at work on a romantic comedy. He has been married to his lovely wife, Patricia, for thirty-six years and they have three adult children who are each pursuing their purpose-filled, creative dreams.
    Thanks for listening!
     
    Connect with A. M. Peters:
    Website
    Books
    Instagram
     

    • 28 min
    Pursuing Your Dreams

    Pursuing Your Dreams

    In this episode, Roger Murrah joins me to discuss persistence and the pursuit of dreams. Roger is a highly successful songwriter and music publisher in Nashville, Tennessee. With four decades of hit songs, dozens of awards, and millions of records sold, Roger has not only impacted the lives and hearts of listeners, but also influenced and mentored artists in their pursuit of careers in the music industry.
    What a fun and inspiring conversation about life journeys, new seasons, and confidence! His authenticity and wise words will encourage you in your pursuit, no matter your dream.
    I walked away refreshed with a new sense of resolve to go after my dreams with dedication and I know you will discover the same.
    Thanks for listening!
     

    • 39 min
    Women on Mission & Ministry

    Women on Mission & Ministry

    Join Sue Edwards, DMin, Kelley Mathews, ThM, and me as we have an encouraging conversation about their new book 40 Questions About Women in Ministry, intergenerational friendship & mentoring, teamwork, and women walking well together on this life journey.
     
    No matter your faith, stage, or season, you will gain so much wisdom and inspiration from these two women I call dear friends.
     
    They each have full lives with mission, ministry, purpose, and work, and they have also co-written six books together over the last twenty-three years. Come listen as we talk about a variety of topics and ways we can live out a mission of unity, kindness, and respect.
     
    Thanks for listening!
     
    Connect with Dr. Sue:
    Discover Together Series
    FB Page
    LinkedIn
     
    Connect with Kelley:
    Blog
    Instagram
    FB Page
     
    * Buy their new book: 40 Questions About Women in Ministry *
     

    • 33 min
    Resilience & Joy

    Resilience & Joy

    Diana Spann is a master facilitator in classic trauma healing and joins me on the podcast to talk about joy, heart wounds, resilience, rest, and the rhythms of life.
     
    She offers insight on how we can learn to see ourselves, grow in ways of processing pain and grief, and become people who walk well with others. Heart wounds can impact our everyday life, identity, and maturity. Just as we seek medical attention with a physical wound, we need to know what to do when we experience  heart wounds that need our attention and care.
     
    In this episode you will learn more about mending heart wounds, building resilience, and fueling joy. Diana offers rich insight and wisdom on spiritual practices, brain-training, finding our path of purpose, faith, and identity.
     
    I learned so much and know you will too.
     
    Thanks for listening!
     
    Connect with Diana:
    Bio Email March 2023 Trauma Healing Training Opportunity If you are interested in joining a Joy/Building Maturity Cohort, contact Diana via email (above).  Each cohort has 8 spots available. Weekly gatherings of 75 minutes. Must purchase the book, The Other Half of Church. This cohort is designed for us to practice and learn together about resting in God, building joy, listening with God, and more. We learn best in a modeling, imitating community.   

    • 40 min
    A Life of Music

    A Life of Music

    Greg Jones joins me on the podcast to talk about his life of music. We explore how the influence of music and guitar began and talk about the people who sparked his interest and mentored him. What Greg has learned along the way, how he pursues his dream daily, and his philosophy on putting in the time towards excellence, will inspire you in your own interests and efforts. He offers rich wisdom about dedicating time to your craft and developing your talent with intention.
     
    You’ll be encouraged to seek wisdom, invite mentors, and dedicate yourself to developing and honing your own brand and form of artistry, creativity, and life passions...and you might just hear how much of a positive impact you can have when you make yourself available to mentor others in your particular field or interest.
     
    I so admire his talent, work, and dedication and can’t wait for you to hear this episode. 
     
    Thanks for listening!
     
    Connect with Greg (be sure to message or email him if you are interested in taking guitar lessons with him):
    Instagram
    Email
     

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

@kimstewinspired ,

Makes navigating transitions a little easier

Just what this gal’s heart needed to navigate the many life transitions that come our way. Dr. Julie has so much encouragement, wisdom, and tips to share! 💛

SallyJo Sue ,

You HAVE to check out this podcast!

Such a great podcast for women. The topics are relevant and interesting. Great wisdom and encouragement when you are suffering through the hard things. There’s something for everyone.

lisalisalm ,

Awesome

Love your podcasts! Thank you for all you invest to help others!

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