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!
Meg Amsden joins Deedra and Megan to continue the conversation they started last week on embodiment. As a certified yoga instructor with a theater background, Meg is trained in using her body as a way to center her mind and emotions, and she shares wisdom around the simple act of breathing. To leave a voicemail with your questions or comments, call (314)384-9109.
In today's episode, Megan and Deedra discuss what it means to live as a whole, integrated person, particularly as it relates to our centers of intelligence (head, heart, and body). They've been slowly learning about the concept of embodiment, so join them in their earliest musings around this topic!
To leave a comment or question on their voicemail, call (314)384-9109.
Deedra and Megan follow up last week's discussion with Heather Thompson Day by thinking about what happens in seasons of waiting. Do we let our characters be refined? Do we let God move? Or do we manipulate our circumstances to reach our goals?
Megan and Deedra have the privilege of speaking to Dr. Heather Thompson Day on today's episode! They discuss her newest book, all things enneagram, and how to breathe in the social media chaos.
Dr. Heather Thompson Day is an interdenominational speaker and has been a contributor for Religion News Service, Christianity Today, Newsweek and the Barna Group. She is also the host of Viral Jesus, a podcast with Christianity Today.
Heather is an Associate Professor of Communication at Andrews University. She is passionate about supporting women, and runs an online community called I’m That Wife which has over 200k followers.
Heather’s writing has been featured on outlets like the Today Show, and the National Communication Association. She has been interviewed by BBC Radio Live and has been featured in Forbes.
She believes her calling is to stand in the gaps of our churches for young people. She is the author of 7 books; including It’s Not Your Turn, and Confessions of a Christian Wife.
She resides in Michigan, with her husband, Seth Day, and their three children, London, Hudson, and Sawyer Day.
Deedra and Megan explore the subject of creativity: what does it mean to be creative? Is being creative the same as being artsy? How can we tap into our own God-given creativity, and does creativity have anything to do with our enneagram numbers? Join us for this conversation, and leave us your feedback in a voicemail by calling (314)384-9109.
The quote Megan mentioned was from Reached by Ally Condie, and it says, "It strikes me that this is how writing anything is, really. A collaboration between you who give the words and they who take them and find meaning in them, or put music behind them, or turn them aside because they were not was needed."
Are we talking about self-care tips or simply growing as a person? Both! Megan and Deedra talk through practical steps for each enneagram type to find more levels of freedom from stress and anxiety.
Read all the practical growth tips for each number on Megan's Instagram account.
We may not all experience clinical anxiety, but we definitely all have anxious thoughts or feelings once in awhile. Deedra and Megan discuss what causes anxiety for each enneagram type, and they want your input!