Megan and Deedra are coming at you live (except not live because they recorded this a few days ago) from a crazy road trip to Texas and back! This may be an episode without a real agenda, but they manage to cover the following topics: the list Megan created of things she wants to accomplish in her 40th year; the way Deedra completely geeked out over finishing The Making of Biblical Womanhood by Beth Allison Barr; and how Deedra and Megan use the question "what's the story I'm telling myself?" to keep conversations flowing, safe, and open.
Join Deedra and Megan as they talk about why it's so important to be self-aware as a leader since we are all leaders in some capacity. They go through all nine enneagram types and consider the strengths and drawbacks that are natural for each type, and they give some suggestions on how to improve or how to work with other types.
To see the graphics of all nine types, visit Megan's Instagram: @EnneagramMegan
One of our favorite parts of 2021 was focusing on this podcast, and we want to celebrate the best (and maybe even worst) moments of the podcast with you! Also, we are giving away a book bundle from the authors we interviewed this year, so check out our Instagram and Facebook for details on how to enter!
Deedra and Megan recap their own words for 2021 and talk about how those played out, and they share their new words for 2022 and the crazy story of how they came to be. What's your word for 2022? Tell us in the comments below!
The Christmas season is one of awe, wonder, hope, and expectations, but it also holds the tension of exposing sadness, grief, longing, and loneliness. Whatever your circumstances are this season, there is an Emmanuel, God with us, who brings us a hope to carry us through the unmet expectations.
Who's ready for some holiday cheer? Just kidding. Today we are discussing those super-fun emotions like envy, resentment, anger, shame, and fear. Did you know that resentment isn't really part of anger; it's tied to envy? Megan and Deedra discuss how the numbers in the gut triad experience their anger, how the numbers in the heart triad deal with shame at the root of it all, and how the head triad manages their base of fear. They also happen to get pretty deep into their own issues with envy and resentment and how it plays out in their bodies and in their relationships.
It's no secret that Deedra (okay, and Megan) are huge fans of Dr. Brené Brown and her work as a shame researcher. So when Atlas of the Heart dropped last week, they both geeked out over how Dr. Brown puts language to 87 different emotions and experiences. By overlaying the enneagram with this reference book, we find even more pathways for healing and freedom.
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They've mentioned it before, but there are a lot of things that you won't find from Deedra and Megan in this podcast. For instance, they won't be sharing recipes or how to put together a Pinterest-worthy craft. In fact, there are a lot of things they aren't good at! Tune in to find out more.
Last week, we hosted our first national women's retreat in Colorado, and we are so thankful for everything that happened! Join us for this episode as we recap the weekend and express our gratefulness leading into Thanksgiving. For more information on hosting your own retreat, click here.
As our first repeat guest on the podcast, Dawn Amsden Stark is back to talk about her book that JUST launched November 16! Called to War is her personal memoir of her struggle through infertility, IVF, adoption, and advocacy, but her story is so much more than that. It's a testimony about the beauty in surrendering to God's story for our lives. You can purchase Called to War on her website and follow Dawn on Facebook and Instagram!