20 episodes

This is the right podcast when your life goes wrong. It is the 'don't jump off the bridge' podcast for people feeling defeated. (An inspirational podcast about the journey that is life) Nina and her guests talk openly about dark thoughts and tough times and how they got through them. Each person's devastating life event is unique and we call it your 'THIS'. So if you don't want your 'THIS' to consume and define you, tune in to tap into the experience of people who have been there before. You'll hear from some highly successful people about their lowest moments, all of them at least 10 years past their 'THIS'. We end each guest episode asking these 3 questions:1- "What would you tell your younger self if you were sitting across from your-younger-you now?" 2- "what do you know now that you didn't know then" 3- "what is one thing people can do today - to move forward?"(trauma, injury, illness, failure, fired, suicide, divorce, accident, loss, stoicism, resilience)

THIS Seriously Sucks, the Right podcast when life goes seriously Wrong Nina Sossamon-Pogue

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 10 Ratings

This is the right podcast when your life goes wrong. It is the 'don't jump off the bridge' podcast for people feeling defeated. (An inspirational podcast about the journey that is life) Nina and her guests talk openly about dark thoughts and tough times and how they got through them. Each person's devastating life event is unique and we call it your 'THIS'. So if you don't want your 'THIS' to consume and define you, tune in to tap into the experience of people who have been there before. You'll hear from some highly successful people about their lowest moments, all of them at least 10 years past their 'THIS'. We end each guest episode asking these 3 questions:1- "What would you tell your younger self if you were sitting across from your-younger-you now?" 2- "what do you know now that you didn't know then" 3- "what is one thing people can do today - to move forward?"(trauma, injury, illness, failure, fired, suicide, divorce, accident, loss, stoicism, resilience)

    17 - Gay Acceptance and Identity Harm, Erika Allison

    17 - Gay Acceptance and Identity Harm, Erika Allison

    Queer interfaith minister and spiritual counselor, Erika Allison joins us to talking about coming out as Gay in the 90's in Texas, conversion therapy and identity harm. Reverend Erika is the author of the best-selling book ‘Gay the Pray Away’, A survivor of conversation therapy and an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. She is passionate about helping teens find spiritual liberation, restore belonging and heal from identity harm. In this episode Nina and Erika get into, "why can't hugs be first", when do you get to say 'I'm over this, and share strategies to go on when things get dark. A great episode for those in the LGBTQ+ community, anyone who is struggling to accept or just plain struggling.



    you can follow Erika on Facebook at @reverikaallison

    Get her book - https://www.amazon.com/Gay-Pray-Away-Relationships-Conversion/dp/B08TL5VTXL/ref=asc_df_B08TL5VTXL/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=475792900934&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=13929110991904494036&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9010490&hvtargid=pla-1166069409035&psc=1

    Opinions expressed in this podcast are those of Nina Sossamon Pogue and her guests, they are not a substitute for professional advice. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts – call 1-800-273-talk

    • 33 min
    18 - Platinum Records and Parenting - Mookie Morant

    18 - Platinum Records and Parenting - Mookie Morant

    Sometimes failures lead to the best parts of your life. Professional musician and successful songwriter and producer, Jonathon Mookie Morant shares his journey with the music industry and parenting. It was "part me leaving and part me being left by the music industry" that lead to the most important things in Morant's life. He talks with Nina about growing up bi-racial, his hunger for success, his kids, and his passion for gratitude. Sharing his thoughts on 'Whatever is facing you, keep going' and 'Worry is not your friend', He and Nina also talk about doughnuts, snorkeling and his time with Backstreet Boys.



    Morant is a keynote speaker and inspirational leader. He has to his credit: 30 Million Units Sold-Gold & Platinum Songwriter/Record Producer, Publishing/Licensing Deals with: Universal/WarnerBros/Sony Worldwide/Interscope/Atlantic/BMG/ Dreamworks and more, and Movie Soundtrack Deals w/Disney and Buena Vista Inc. & Radio Disney.



    With a background like that, Morant uses music analogies to empower audiences to continue moving forward in thier lives and to move forward in the discussion on race. The biracial child of a Jewish world-class cellist and a famous black Jazz musician, Mookie has 5 children of his own (the youngest diagnosed on the autistic spectrum) and devotes his work in this effort to their future.



    to learn mmore about Jonathon Mookie Morant check out:

    https://www.instagram.com/themagnumdrummer/

    https://www.nclusionspeak.com



    Opinions expressed in this podcast are those of Nina Sossamon Pogue and her guests, they are not a substitute for professional advice. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts – call 1-800-273-talk

    • 48 min
    19 - Panic Attacks and Pride - Ramses Rodriguez

    19 - Panic Attacks and Pride - Ramses Rodriguez

    Panic attacks can both mentally and physically shut you down. Ramses Rodriguez talks with Nina about being a young Puerto Rican kid (the chubby kid) being rased in a conservative family, so it wasn't until college that he came out as gay to his parents. Plagued by panic attackes much of his life, he got a Master of Science Degree in Developmental Genetics, and is now the CEO and Founder of Panic Freedom Academy.  In this episode, Ramses shares his struggle to figure out what was wrong with him, the missing pieces of the puzzle, some of his reasearch, and some strategies from his two books. Listen to think outside the box and learn holistic modalities. Maybe you are an empath or an HSP (highly sensative person), or maybe what you think is your problem, is not your actual problem! 



    For more about Ramses or to get a free copy of his book - go to www.PanicFreedomBook.com

    Opinions expressed in this podcast are those of Nina Sossamon Pogue and her guests, they are not a substitute for professional advice. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts – call 1-800-273-talk

    • 43 min
    20 - Transgender, Becoming Yourself - Sunshine Bella

    20 - Transgender, Becoming Yourself - Sunshine Bella

    Sometimes being all you can be means listening to yourself. Sunshine Bella Goodman is a speaker and advocate for full acceptance. A powerful transgender woman coming into her own, living her most authentic life, she also helps others be all that they can be. On this episode she talks about moving to LA to go after her dreams and the struggle that followed. A master stylist and entrepenuer, she has good days and bad days and believes in showing up as your best self. She and Nina talk about a 'hella hot' women's march, soft serve ice cream, and some tips from Sunshine's first book. Sunshine also shares her thoughts on trusting yourself, talking to your parents and her message to keep going no matter what you are going through, "Through means there is another side, you have to believe the other side is going to be golden". Tune in to this fun converstion between friends and be ready to take a deep breath, to give whatever you are dealing with, some time.



    To follow Sunshine:

    find her on Instagram and Facebook @SungshineBellaGlobal



    Opinions expressed in this podcast are those of Nina Sossamon Pogue and her guests, they are not a substitute for professional advice. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts – call 1-800-273-talk

    • 34 min
    episode 5 – Protect Yourself – a Script to Talk about THIS

    episode 5 – Protect Yourself – a Script to Talk about THIS

    If you don’t listen to any other episodes, please listen to this one – so you can protect yourself when you have a 'THIS'. When something really crappy happens in your life, it seems everyone wants to talk to you about it. People you love worry about you and even strangers ask ‘How are you doing?”. When they do, you don't know what to say and you may re-live 'THIS' trauma in your head each time it is mentioned. YOU NEED AN ANSWER! Even the most well meaning people will thrust you back into re-living THIS over and over. This episode is about creating a script to protect yourself. From failure, trauma, and loss to divorce and getting fired, this episode is a must.

    Opinions expressed in this podcast are those of Nina Sossamon Pogue and her guests, they are not a substitute for professional advice. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts – call 1-800-273-talk

    • 15 min
    episode 1 - THIS Sucks! Not the Story You Want

    episode 1 - THIS Sucks! Not the Story You Want

    When a devastating event derails your plans for your life, it overwhelms and consumes your life. We call what you are going through your ‘THIS’. Nina asks 'is THIS who you are now?' and shares ideas to move through 'THIS' and get past 'THIS'. Episode 1 is about the scary stuff in your head when you are in the middle of something that is taking your life in a new direction. Nina shares her big 'THIS’s' and why we created this ‘sucky’ podcast. Plus, we will let you know what you won’t hear on this seriously sucky podcast. This is a good episode to start with if your life story just had an unwanted plot twist.

    Opinions expressed in this podcast are those of Nina Sossamon Pogue and her guests, they are not a substitute for professional advice. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts – call 1-800-273-talk

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Sparrow2302 ,

Inspiring stories, practical solutions

This podcast is an amazing reminder that even when we are in our darkest places, there’s someone who has experienced something similar and pushed through. Nina offers practical tools for encountering life’s biggest challenges and she interviews people who have overcome them. Definitely worth listening.

MANEDGRAYWOLF ,

Love this podcast

Nina is wonderful! She is kind and love what she is putting out into the world 💖

Marsh Buice ,

THIS is what you need.

In your darkest days you need to know that you are not alone nor the only one. Using the fabric of her own devastating experiences, Nina, along with her guests, remind you that “there was a THIS before & there will be a THIS after.” Keep growing.

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