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BEST OF: Welcome to the Freak Show. Host Zac Gandara's Story from Four Years Ago.

BEST OF: Welcome to the Freak Show. Host Zac Gandara's Story from Four Years Ago.

This episode is a repeat of 006, but it had so many downloads we made it a "Best Of!"

It's hard to believe how far we have all come and how much has changed since my (Host Zac Gandara) story posted four years ago this month. I am grateful that my story and the stories of hundreds of others have been so wonderfully therapeutic for us all to hear. I used to be a Christian Pastor, what am I now?

BEST OF: The Magic of Questioning Everything: Taylor Hughes

BEST OF: The Magic of Questioning Everything: Taylor Hughes

This episode is a repeat of 006, but it had so many downloads we made it a "Best Of!"

Taylor Hughes grew up with the childhood dream of being a Magician. Religion detoured that dream as he got wrapped up into the American Evangelical Mega-Church world. After a trauma filled exit, PTSD, anxiety, and panic attacks, he continues to heal and is fulfilling his dream!

EPISODE 080: The Non-Work Work of Moving Through Challenges and Reaching Goals: Patrick Ianni

EPISODE 080: The Non-Work Work of Moving Through Challenges and Reaching Goals: Patrick Ianni

Patrick and I engage in a revealing and transparent conversation about our personal struggles of growth in our lives, our marriages, and how we’re engaging the non-work work of embracing our emotions, feelings, pasts, pains and doing that together with our spouses moving toward the future.

Patrick is also working through coming to the end of his soccer career and answering the hard questions like, What do I do now?  What do I want to do with my life?  All the while I am still coming through leaving the pastorship and finding my way in life through this podcast...

EPISODE 079: Pain, Trauma, We All Have It, Own It: Patrick Ianni

EPISODE 079: Pain, Trauma, We All Have It, Own It: Patrick Ianni

This is a timely episode as we move through the political changes of a “Trump America.”  How do we deal with the pain, suffering, and triggering others cause us?  That we cause ourselves?  Can we remain healthy in such a violent and volatile space?  If so, how?

Patrick shares his story with beautiful openness and transparency.  His hilarious and traumatic stories of healing from religion, family, coaches, bosses are common to us all.  What’s the key factor in us learning, growing, forgiving, and moving through trauma in our lives?