“At A Crossroads with The Naked Podcaster - Baring it all Emotionally and Spiritually” is for Christian women and people of Faith who want to develop more self-confidence, courage, and self-esteem. It's unconventional, gritty, explicit, raw, edgy, vulnerable, and is a representation of baring it all emotionally and spiritually. It’s important to be raw and vulnerable through storytelling and embrace the freedom that’s gained through sharing ourselves with the goal that our journey will help others.
It is time for YOU to break the chains of the lies we tell ourselves and the negative self-talk that has been holding us back. NOW is the time to start exploring the hidden potential of your confidence and beauty both inside and out!
I’m Jenn Taylor the host of At A Crossroads. I’m Mom Of 18 (yes, 18 kids!), a Transformational Coach for Christian Women. I am licensed as a Transformational Coach and NLP Practitioner. I've also had targeted training on topics such as crisis intervention, drug & alcohol addiction, surviving trauma, and suicide prevention, which has equipped me with a solid understanding of many of the issues that plague our society. It’s been my mission for over 4 years of podcasting, to be raw, genuine, and vulnerable so that your journey can be faster, easier, and more supported - and that’s what I ask of my guests as well.
If you’re struggling - I UNDERSTAND… I’ve been there before. I have always considered myself a Christian, however, I have struggled with my faith lining up with my decisions.
I’ve been divorced more than once and I struggled with the desire to stay through thick and thin, following scripture references, and my heart telling me to leave and how that related to the baggage I carried with me from childhood.
I left a church after 17-years and that battle was emotionally draining and heart-wrenching. As a result, I lost all the support that I had and was left feeling lost and alone and also tremendously relieved.
In my divorce(s), I struggled with figuring out who the real me was, reclaiming my identity, not losing my identity while parenting, balancing work, kids, and self-care, and not losing my sanity.
All the issues that come up in parenting were at times overwhelming, I realized none of us know what we’re doing, and I was determined to give 100% every day in every situation. Some days that looked like I was crushing it, other days it looked like a fraction.
In my search to find a new church that I was comfortable in (and the struggle to determine what I was looking for), I had “analysis paralysis” and did nothing. During the times when I did find somewhere to go, it was confusing and created conflict with my kids, so I stopped going. That is one thing I regret.
In many ways I am very raw and always authentically myself, however, I thought that being an example in my faith was enough, which I now see as being passive and that was something I felt a burning desire to change.
I learned to not only embrace all the parts and pieces of who I am, I also learned to face any fears and move forward in confidence.
I am thankful for all that I have been through and I am blessed to share with you my journey of life's crossroads. You are not alone.
At A Crossroads with The Naked Podcaster is for Christians who know that there is more to life and that our true authentic souls are built for greatness. You are built with strength and love that is meant to shine through in times of conflict and times of celebration, and you are ready to get to work and live your true purpose.
Welcome - I cannot wait to bare it all with you!
Writer, Editor, Artist, Equestrian and Swordsman with Jen Landels
Jen wears nearly as many hats as Bartholomew Cubbins: writer, editor, artist, equestrian, and swordswoman are just a few.
She grew up in a log cabin in the woods, and her first full sentence was "I want a horse". Despite having been sat upon them from before she could walk, she had to wait till she was eight for a pony.
After acquiring her degree in Mediaeval English Literature she went to London to get a Ph.D. in English but instead dyed her hair pink and joined a rock band.
She currently splits her time between Pulp Literature Press, managing Cornwall Ridge Equestrian, and teaching Mounted Combat at her school Academie Cavallo. Her novels Allaigna’s Song: Overture and Allaigna’s Song: Aria are available through Pulp Literature Press.
FIND HER HERE:
@jmlandels (twitter, facebook, instagram)
Sexual Abuse, Military, Prison Guard, PTSD, The Paranormal and Writing with Dr Bruce Solheim
I was born in Seattle, Washington, the son of Norwegian immigrants. I am a distinguished professor of history at Citrus College, a former Fulbright Scholar/Professor, and served six years in the US Army.
I have published nine books and written ten plays, five of which have been produced. I have four children and two grandchildren, and I am married to Ginger, the girl of my dreams.
Life has not been easy. I was sexually abused as a child and suffered sexual military trauma as well. PTSD set in and I struggled for many years until the VA helped me.
In 2016, a childhood friend of mine died and came to me in a vision. He encouraged me to tell my paranormal stories, he even gave me a title: Timeless. I have now written a trilogy of my paranormal experiences: Timeless, Timeless Deja Vu, and Timeless Trinity. I have experienced ghosts, alien contact, telekinesis, communication with the deceased, telepathy, angels, demons, and much more. I have overcome all these traumatic things in my life and live now in peace with my fourth wife, Ginger.
I also teach a paranormal personal history course at Citrus College in addition to my regular history courses. We have unlimited potential as human beings--all we must do is keep love in our hearts and believe.
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CONNECT WITH ME!
Foster Care, COVID-19, Sex. Trafficking, Wife Swap & Success with Dr. John DeGarmo
Dr. John DeGarmo was on the show in 2017. Since then, much has changed:
I am a leading expert in foster care, adoption, human trafficking, and child welfare. I have since been on stage as a TED Talk presenter. My family was spotlighted on Wife Swap (!) in hopes to show what adoption looks like today. I am working with celebrity actress and foster/adoptive mother Jen Lilley (Hallmark Channel superstar) on a number of projects related to foster care, and the two of us met legislators in 2020 for foster care reform. Plus....so many stories to share as a parent to over 60 plus children and so much more!
FIRST EPISODE: https://youtu.be/U16hS724QmM
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Working Through Trauma Through Your Story with Stacy Brookman
I teach women to write through their tough stories in order to become more resilient and joyful.
FIND STACY HERE
Why Write with Dwayne Claydon - 2nd Time Around
The reason I write goes way back to my childhood. My earliest memories are of my mother reading to me. When I could read on my own, I devoured the Hardy Boys series.
When I was about ten, when my reading material was getting low, I’d take the bus from our house to Kensington used bookstore. I graduated from the Hardy Boys to Ellery Queen, Earl Stanley Gardner and Agatha Christie.
In high school I loved writing reports in social studies class and in English class I wrote satire. Saturday Night Live stuff, except this was before SNL!
Then career got in the way, but I co-authored four paramedic textbooks.
In 2010, I was going through a major life change. One morning in October, I was showering and had an epiphany. I needed to write fiction. I Googled writing classes and one started the next week.
The first piece I wrote and submitted to the instructor and classmates, everyone liked.
For the next four years, I took writing classes pretty much non-stop.
There was one point where I received feedback that devastated me. After giving a great pitch, I was asked to submit the Crisis Point manuscript. I excitedly opened the email with the review. The primary comment was, “It’s like a police show is on the TV in the other room, and I don’t care.”
I set the manuscript side for about three months. Thankfully, I signed up for another writing class and set to improving the novel.
In 2015, I submitted Crisis Point to the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis awards for the best unpublished novel. Then my name was called as a finalist. There is no other word. I was Gobsmacked! Instead of wine, I celebrated with Whisky!
I attended the Crime Writers of Canada Awards in Toronto the end of May. It was like the Academy Awards of Writing.
I didn’t win the award, and I was disappointed. But heck, making the finals was great. As she was leaving, the agent gave me her card and asked for my manuscript.
I received thirty-seven responses—rejections. That was a gut punch.
By now I had spent almost seven years on Crisis Point. I also admit that my biological writing clock was ticking. In April 2018, Crisis Point was launched and was a best seller in Calgary. There is immense satisfaction in holding your novel in print for the first time.
OutlawMC launched in March 2019.
Wolfman is Back launched in November 2019.
Speargrass—Opioid launched in September 2020.
13 Days of Terror launched in November 2020
Goddess of Justice will launch the first week of April 2021
My seventh novel is complete and with my editor, but I should have that back the first week of January 2021. It is called, The Laughing Dog. It is based on the characters from a short story I wrote in 2015, called "Hell Hath No Fury," published in the Anthology, "AB Negative". Bryce Pedley is a private investigator in modern times. Except he thinks, acts and dresses like a 1940s Noir PI. He is hired to track down rare books that the Nazis stole at the beginning of the Second World War. The search for the rare books leads him into a broader plot with millions at stake. It was the novel that was most fun to write. I think the Bryce Pedley character is my true writing style. Intense, comical, sarcastic and with high action and plot twists.
Today, December 31, 2020, I am 20,000 words into my eighth novel, the sequel to Speargrass - Opioid - the working title is Speargrass - Casino.
I admit to being obsessed. I write every day. When I started writing in 2010, it was a struggle to write 500 words in a day. Now, 2500-3000 in a day is not unusual, and I have had days of over 6,000 words.
I have a schedule with my editor to the end of 2024. The deadlines are important to keep me on track. For 2021 and 2022, I plan to write and publish 3 novels a year upping that total to four a year starting in 2023. I know what novel and what series I will be writing until the end of 2024.
Designing a life that helps others with KJ Lavan
KJ Lavan is an author/speaker whose book WHY Is Your Reason for Being has received the coveted endorsement of Deepak Chopra.
He empowers individuals and employees to expand their experience so they live better and work happier. As a Behavioral Change expert, executive coach, and the creator of The GROW MethodTM, KJ partners with corporations to elevate employee well-being and engagement by teaching inner skill development. His unique approach not only helps individuals engage their mindfulness, but also helps them understand the science of productivity, creativity, and happiness.
He lives in Houston, TX, and earned a B.A. from McNeese State University and an M.B.A. from Texas Southern University. His multifaceted career includes:
National Academy of Sports Medicine [NASM] Certified Fitness Trainer
Considering the pandemic, KJ is available for virtual online and in-person seminars/training for the global community.
I had a choice to make: continue to live an unfulfilling life or design my life in a way that makes sense to me. After much soul-searching, my life mission is dedicated to helping people engage their inner-truth – WHY they are here. To help them make the connection between their happiness and sharing their unique gift with the world. That, the freedom, happiness, safety, and security we long for lies in our commitment to do what life has given us to do.
FIND HIM HERE:
IG - Username: kj_lavan
FB - KJ Lavan
Twitter: KJ Lavan
Jenn, is truly an inspiration who draws you out of your shell whether as a listener or interviewee. Her story & podcast are testaments to the strength of baring it all. If you haven't listened, you are doing yourself a disservice. Tune in right now...!
Brave, bare, and beautiful!
This show is made of the best stuff out there: kindness, honesty, asking difficult questions, and bold sharing on both sides of the show.
Absolutely a show you need to hear!
There was something different about this show that stood out to me compared to the 200 other interviews that I have done this year. It wasn’t the obvious thing😉. If I had to pilot it into words I would say that there was an understanding/empathy that radiated from Jenn during the interview. I really appreciated that and it made me feel at ease and allowed me to open up and dig deep into my stories.
Highly recommend that you listen to this podcast!