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EPISODE 124: It’s How You Define It: Yulin

EPISODE 124: It’s How You Define It: Yulin

Yulin has the experience of being an American immigrant.  Growing up in Taiwan and leaving everything behind to follow her dream in The United States.  An experience not many of us have but can understand as we’ve moved on from various cults, religions, even jobs.

She challenges me in a lot of ways in regards to understanding where others are coming from and allowing those differences to flourish with feeling like here own beliefs and desires are being intruded on.

Her unique cultural family experience will resonate with a lot of you.

BONUS: You Spoke, We Listened: New Weekly Stuff 2018: Zac Gandara

BONUS: You Spoke, We Listened: New Weekly Stuff 2018: Zac Gandara

We’ve had a poll circulating for a while now, and you’ve been answering it letting us know what you would like to have added to our already stellar weekly line up.  What that means is, we will continue to have our long-form story episodes releasing every Wednesday along with a new additional weekly episode called, MONDAY MELTDOWN, on a Tuesday.

What’s it all about?  It’s about you!  You wanted it, so we’re giving it to ya!  Check out this episode to get the details and start contributing your comments, questions, and personal meltdowns.

EPISODE 123: The Annual Holiday Card Episode 2017: Zac and Jen Gandara

EPISODE 123: The Annual Holiday Card Episode 2017: Zac and Jen Gandara

Every year, Jen joins me on our Annual Holiday Card Episode!  This year we get personal as always.

What do we believe these days?  Will we have kids?  What’s going on in Therapy?  How is the show funded?  Why haven’t we done more live shows?  Will we do more?  Why doesn’t Zac want to talk about God?  Religious and societal pressures around marriage, children, and parenting.  What’s next for the podcast in 2018?

EPISODE 122: Family Pressure and Relationships: Yulin

EPISODE 122: Family Pressure and Relationships: Yulin

Yulin is a Taiwanese immigrant currently residing in Seattle, working as a model and retail fashion consultant. She's living with different standards and definitions than she grew up with and is redefining things in her life through new experiences.  In this episode, she invites us into her journey.

There are a lot of pressures put on you when you grow up in an Asian family.  Add to that weight, being tall in a culture that is notoriously short, sibling rivalry in a culture valuing academic and financial success, having a desire for the arts and fashion...

EPISODE 121: Finding Community After Religion: Brendan Gladney

EPISODE 121: Finding Community After Religion: Brendan Gladney

When you leave anything that you’ve given yourself to for any significant amount of time, it’s hard.  When you realize that all your relationships surrounded that thing, it’s harder.

Brenden shares the difficulty of leaving a long-term community.  What it was like for his marriage and his kids, and how they found new community organically...