In February of 2018, Rachael’s husband Micah was murdered in the line of duty. Micah was shot while protecting fellow police officers and citizens who came under fire during the arrest of a car thief. Micah left Rachael, and their seven year old twins, behind in his act of heroism. Devastated by the death of the future she and Micah had dreamed of together, Rachael nevertheless refused to succumb to her circumstances. As a professional counselor, she began to apply practical skills to grieve well and grow through the painful, traumatic experiences. In The Hopecast, Rachael and her guests will share their stories on their journeys of resilience. These stories will motivate and encourage you with clarity, direction and healing. Listen and meet the people who have been empowered by hope. Come and learn the skills to face your past and prepare for your wholehearted future. The Hopecast with Rachael Flick: “Stories of Resilience from People Like You” To find out more go to rachaelflick.com
The Hopecast-Episode 30-Grounding Yourself and Your Relationship in 6 Steps: Kirsten D. Samuel-Part 2
Do you have a plan for when life rocks your world? In this episode, Kirsten D. Samuel discusses the acronym S.T.A.B.L.E. Everyone will have personal and relational challenges, but Kirsten teaches how to life hack at pro level through ownership,...
The Hopecast-Episode 29-After the Boulder Shooting - How to Go the Distance Supporting the Survivors
In the aftermath of a tragedy or disaster, attention is focused on the loss and people want to help. Sympathy cards and casseroles seem to stream in within the first few weeks. Then, somewhat quickly, the people who came in the immediate aftermath begin...
The Hopecast-Episode 28-Could you survive this? Marriage after betrayal-Part 1
30 years into a marriage that Kirsten thought was "ideal," her husband Dave revealed he was addicted to pornography. Kirsten was devastated and felt the walls of their life crumbling around her. As an employee of Christian ministry, Dave's job was in...
The Hopecast-Episode 27-Anxiety Hacks From a Trauma Tested Widow
Anxiety. Panic Attacks. Intrusive memories. All a very unwelcome part of grief and something familiar to many anxiety sufferers. The complex trama of losing her husband combined with a history of chronic stress and manifested in Rachael as intense and...
The Hopecast-Episode 26-Avoiding Conflict? How To Own Your Peace
Loads of people hate conflict. Like REALLY hate it. And some people stomp in where angels fear to tread. In this episode of The Hopecast, join your counselor bff Rachael and producer Mike in an honest conversation about tackling the tough and awkward...
The Hopecast-Episode 25-Complex Bereavement
Are you stuck? How to know if your healing journey is on trackGrief is so messy. Sometimes it makes you feel crazy. Nobody seems to have a handle on if you're on the path or not. When Micah died I really wanted to "grieve well." I did a lot of therapy,...
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Comfort for a new widow
Thank you so much Rachael for giving words to some of my thoughts in my journey of grief. Your podcast touches many places in my heart, in that my husband also had a background in law enforcement and eventually became a paramedic. Though his journey at the end was a 11 month battle with cancer, I saw both of us grow closer to the Lord in the midst of it.
Rachael does a good job of bringing the raw moments of life that we may experience to the authentic and “real” expression of them. She’s always looking for the “hope-full” side of things which I find inspiring as an enneagram 4.
I’m thankful for her process and journey, sharing along the way. If you want a podcast that you feel you’d be able to sit down and have coffee with, this is it.
Rachael inspires hope even in the midst of tragedy
Rachael does an excellent job inspiring hope in to each of her listeners no matter what tragedy life may bring your way. Her excellent interviewing questions helps the person being interviewed explain their story to also inspire hope for the listeners. Take a listen to this positive podcast.