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Co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe debrief their week with humorous banter and philosophical musings related to the ups and downs of being artist-types trying to make ends meet in rural Vermont. Poking fun at themselves all the while, these unlikely friends bridge a 20 year age gap to share their unique perspectives on life, the pursuit of creative self-employment in small town America, and the week’s best misadventures. Each episode includes interludes of homegrown music from Kristina ...
 
It's difficult to balance a full-time job with endurance training and achieving peak performance. Each week, we interview top cycling and running coaches, fitness experts, and exercise scientists to uncover the best training tips and strategies you can apply to your own training program and workouts. Whether you're an experienced athlete or beginner cyclist or runner, listen in to learn the best methods for becoming a stronger, fitter athlete in less time.
 
It's time for you to embrace your God-given gifts, skills, and passions and lead with confidence. Host Esther Littlefield is a pastor's wife and business owner, and she is joined by co-host Holly Cain. They discuss issues related to leading as a Christian woman, and they also interview other women who share their leadership journeys. Through this podcast, Esther and Holly offer encouragement, tools, and resources to help you live out your unique calling as a leader.
 
Making Headway is a podcast made for brain injury survivors by two friends who also happen to be brain injury survivors. Known as the "invisible disability", brain injuries can make survivors feel alone and isolated even though an estimated 1.5 million Americans are affected every year. You are not alone. Join hosts Eryn Martin (subarachnoid hemorrhage survivor) and Mariah Morgan (subdural hematoma survivor) on their brain injury recovery journeys as they interview medical practitioners and ...
 
In this conversation series, USA Today bestselling novelist Carter Wilson talks to writers of all backgrounds in order to find out why they do what they do. He and his guests discuss childhood influences, roots of creativity, luck and loss, tools of the craft, and the highs and lows of publishing. At the end of their conversation, they pick a random sentence from a random book and use it to create an impromptu short story. Visit Carter at www.carterwilson.com.
 
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Have you had trouble describing what you are experiencing post brain injury? Is it hard for you to connect what makes symptoms better or worse? Felicia and Allie know first hand how hard it is to gain self-awareness, understand your new self, communicate your experience with others, and get the help you need. Their own personal journeys with brain …
 
Have you ever experienced church hurt? Have you had moments that made you question whether you’d ever step foot into church again? Or have you ever walked through unexplainable loss that made you wonder if God is truly there or cares about you? In today’s conversation, Holly and I talk with Nicki Koziarz to hear about her leadership journey and her…
 
Mark Sullivan is the acclaimed author of eighteen novels, including the #1 New York Times bestselling Private series, which he writes with James Patterson. He’s received numerous awards for his writing, including the WHSmith Fresh Talent Award, and his works have been named a New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year…
 
About This Episode: In this week’s episode, coach Corrine Malcolm interviews Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford Children's Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center Dr. Emily Kraus. They sit down to discuss RED-S, bone health, and ways you can stay vigilant when it comes to your health so you can stay on the trail for the long run. Episode Highli…
 
Have you ever wondered what it’s like behind the scenes of the Christian Woman Leadership Podcast? Today you’ll get a glimpse of our thoughts about the podcast, our lives, and some deep thoughts we’re wrestling with right now. We’re wrapping up our celebration of 3 years of the Christian Woman Leadership Podcast today by sharing a fun conversation …
 
In a world where being fast and pushing through exhaustion is everything, the slow down after a brain injury is especially jarring. Hannah Halvorsen, professional ski racer on the US Cross Country Ski Team, joins us to share what brain injury has taught her. Take a listen to our talk on how awareness, acceptance, appreciation, kindness, support, an…
 
Erika Englehaupt has spent more than a decade writing and editing for top science publications, including National Geographic, Science News, Scientific American, the Philadelphia Inquirer and NPR. Her niche is exploring the gross and horrifying realities of nature. She decided to take it a step further, diving even deeper than her beloved blog, and…
 
About This Episode: In this week’s episode, Adam Pulford interviews accomplished pro cyclist and Olympic athlete Coryn Rivera. They dive into how Rivera developed into a professional cyclist, the training strategies she's implementing ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games, and how she overcame challenges in her path to becoming an Olympic athlete. Episo…
 
Is it possible to hear the voice of God? And how can you make tough decisions when you don’t get a clear answer directly from God? We’re continuing our celebration of 3 years of the Christian Woman Leadership Podcast with our next episode in our “Best of” series. Today’s episode is the best of our third year of the podcast: Episode 117: Discerning …
 
We survivors understand the world in a different way. We have found that the worst of times shape you in a fundamental way like nothing else can. The silver linings are plentiful. Building a life after injury that holds these new perspectives in the forefront takes courage and an openness to become something new. Elle Gargano has taken her experien…
 
About this episode: In this week’s episode, Adam Pulford interviews Olympic athlete Christopher Blevins who earned Team USA’s one spot in the men’s cross country mountain bike race at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. They discuss Blevins' journey from a young BMX racer to the Olympics and how he's preparing for the likely extreme conditions he'll face…
 
Emily Bleeker is a busy woman. She's a mother of four, an improv actor, an aspiring guitarist and, oh yeah, the Wall Street Journal and Amazon Charts bestselling author of six novels. Combined, her books have reached over a million readers. She is a two-time Whitney Award finalist and was recently listed as one of the top 100 Kindle authors “of all…
 
How can leaders identify when they are nearing burnout or experiencing compassion fatigue? And how can churches more effectively support those leaders so that they can serve their congregations from a place of health and wholeness? We’re continuing our celebration of 3 years of the Christian Woman Leadership Podcast with our next episode in our “Be…
 
Domestic violence survivors are a unique subset of brain injury. Many have experienced several types of brain injury from blunt force trauma and strangulation inflicted on them by their abusers. They commonly experience several types of trauma and mental health struggles. Substance use and limited social support can also play a role. Getting surviv…
 
About this episode: In this week’s episode, Adam Pulford interviews fellow CTS Coach and exercise physiologist at the Olympic Training Center’s Athletic Performance Lab and High Altitude & Environmental Training Center (HATC), Lindsay Golich. With the upcoming Tokyo Olympics expected to be one of the hottest on record, she discusses what effects in…
 
How can you develop healthy relationships with those you lead? And how does knowing your own wiring impact how you do this? To celebrate 3 years of the Christian Woman Leadership Podcast, we are sharing a “Best of” series. Today’s episode is the best of our first year of the podcast: Episode 17: How the Enneagram Can Help You Nurture Healthy Relati…
 
We're off for the July 4th holiday but wanted to re-air an oldie but a goodie- one of our very first interviews with our friend Chris Dittrich! He has been an inspiration to us since we met! Hope you all enjoy. Eryn and Mariah interview fellow survivor, Chris Dittrich, who suffered from a traumatic brain injury as a result of a car crash during his…
 
Graham Hurley is the author of 25 novels, and shows no signs of slowing down. In his previous life, he worked as a script-writer with Southern Television before becoming a researcher and later a director. His latest novel is The Last Flight to Stalingrad, which The Times called "historical fiction of the highest order." Among other things, Carter a…
 
Julia Heaberlin is the author of the international bestseller Black-Eyed Susans, Paper Ghosts, and We Are All the Same in the Dark, her newest crime novel set in the moody landscape of Texas where she grew up. Heaberlin’s psychological thrillers, all set in her home state, have sold to more than twenty countries. Among other things, Carter and Juli…
 
About this episode: In upcoming episodes, Coach Adam Pulford will be interviewing 2021 Tokyo Olympic athletes and physiologists about heat acclimatization protocols, cooling vests, altitude training, and core-temperature optimization hacks. Before diving into those advanced tactics you need to focus first on three things leading into any event: fit…
 
Have you ever considered whether your thoughts and feelings about money are lined up with God’s word? How can you shift any inaccurate thoughts or unhealthy money habits to ones that reflect the heart of God? In this conversation, Holly and I talk with faith-based money coach Katie Jones. We discover how Katie’s leadership journey and her passion f…
 
Steven James is a kind and gentle soul who writes about dark, gritty things. He's the author of more than thirty books, including the critically acclaimed Bowers Files, an eleven-book series of psychological thrillers which includes Opening Moves, Every Crooked Path, and Every Deadly Kiss. The series has received four Christy Awards, which is a dam…
 
Recovery is a journey. It is not an event with a defined end-point. The road can be hella hard! Fortunately, there is help out there! Lea Damata joins us in this episode to talk with us about her experience with post concussive symptoms. She shines a light on all the different types of therapy that have helped her. Riding on this twisting path is f…
 
Would you consider yourself an idol worshiper? Most people would say no. However when asked if you have ever struggled in the area of comparison, you may be able to better identify. In this conversation, Holly and I speak with Heather Creekmore and she provides some real talk about the issue of comparison. Heather shares her story of struggling wit…
 
Mark Stevens is a helluva good writer and an all-around good dude. Best known for his Allison Coil mystery series, Mark’s novel Antler Dust was a Denver Post best-seller in 2007 and 2009. Buried by the Roan, Trapline, and Lake of Fire were all finalists for the Colorado Book Award (2012, 2015 and 2016 respectively). Trapline won. Mark has been name…
 
Our brains are truly remarkable organs!! They are what make us unique! It provides the connections needed to support all our body functions, thoughts, personality, and well-being. Their complexity and highly individualized nature are what make it the most misunderstood organ. There is no medicine or one size fits all approach to treatment which mak…
 
About this episode: In this week’s episode, Adam Pulford interviews two of his athletes DJ Brew and DJ Battle. They discuss how Adam approaches each of their training and individualizes how he coaches Brew and Battle to get them to their goals and athletic potential. Episode Highlights: Understanding your athlete phenotype How to fit in training in…
 
Have you ever considered how much power your thoughts have over your emotions and your actions? It may be more than you think, but the good news is that we have the ability to change our thoughts and thus change how we experience our lives. In this conversation, Holly and I speak with Emily Vermillion about the power of our thoughts. Emily shares h…
 
If you have been listening to us for a little while you’ve probably figured out that sometimes, Mariah and Eryn just talk. Are we the smartest people in the room? Maybe if we are by ourselves (hehe)! But seriously, sometimes we just want to get real and talk about what we’re going through. In this episode we broach fear, fitness, cookies, selfishne…
 
Lynne Constantine is an internationally bestselling author who writes with her sister as Liv Constantine (The Last Mrs. Parrish) and solo as L.C. Shaw (The Silent Conspiracy). Her books have been translated into 28 languages, are available in 33 countries, and are in development for both television and film. Among other things, Carter and Lynne tal…
 
Do you ever feel ashamed or guilty for needing help when it comes to your parenting? And how can you get the support you need in all areas of your life? In this episode, I’m bringing you a special conversation that I had with Abby Turner as part of my Faith & Business Series I’ve been sharing on the Christian Woman Business Podcast. I chose to shar…
 
Are you looking to regain movement and independence days or years after your stroke? Take a listen, this rehab approach may be for you! Our last episode introduced everyone to Motus Nova, a company that uses technology and video games to regain movement post stroke or neurologic injury. We were so fascinated by this pairing of technology and recove…
 
K.J. Howe lived all over the world growing up, and those experiences turned her into a bestselling and award-winning storyteller with global reach. Among other things, Carter and K.J. talk about meticulous research, the kindness of thriller writers, and kidnapping conferences in Miami. At the end of their conversation they make up a short story sta…
 
About This Episode: In this week’s episode, Adam Pulford interviews Russell Finsterwald for part 2 of their discussion on training for single-day and stage races. Russell goes in-depth on how he prepares differently and prioritizes recovery for stage racing. Listen to part one on single-day races here. Episode Highlights: Training approach for mult…
 
What does it mean to have a ‘Biblical mindset’ and why is this vital for Christian leaders and business owners? And how can we discern between true Biblical mindset approaches vs. those that sound spiritual but may not align with God’s word? In this conversation, I’m talking with messaging strategist & Biblical mindset coach Veronica Hoddenbagh. Yo…
 
Sean Eads writes for himself and is unapologetic about it. Not only is Sean a talented and amazingly prolific author of countless novels and short stories, he and Carter are in the same critique group. Carter and Sean talk about audience, character development, and the lasting pain from accidentally deleting a manuscript. At the end of their conver…
 
Money isn’t always easy to talk about, but it’s a necessary part of life, leadership, and business. So it’s vital as Christians to address the topic of money rather than avoid it. In this conversation, I’m interviewing Holly about the common mistakes Christians make when it comes to money and how we can avoid these mistakes. Holly brings a wealth o…
 
Looking for new ways to regain movement after stroke or brain injury? Does your recovery feel stalled? Are you tired of the limited amount of time and number of rehab session insurance will cover? Do you feel like the healthcare system just isn’t giving you enough to regain movement? Look no further, Motus Nova may be a solution for you! In this ep…
 
David Bell has been fascinated by murder since he was a kid. Fortunately, his career path led him to writing stories about it rather than committing it. He's the USA Today bestselling author of ten standalone thrillers and his eleventh, KILL ALL YOUR DARLINGS, releases in July 2021. Among other things, Carter and David discuss the highs and lows of…
 
About This Episode: In this week’s episode, Adam Pulford interviews professional cyclist and CTS Athlete, Russell Finsterwald. In part one of this two-part series, they talk about Russell's training approach and strategies for one-day races. Episode Highlights: Training approach for one-day races Russell’s favorite workout for single-day event prep…
 
Have you ever wondered if you’re qualified to do what you are doing in your leadership or business? Maybe you’ve questioned if you’re actually cut out to do this or whether anyone will take you seriously. If you’ve ever struggled with self-doubt, feeling like a fraud, or wondering if you’re on the right track, you’re not alone. As a Christian woman…
 
How can we say this without shocking anyone?? We are not the only podcast looking to connect survivors together!!! Today we talked with our friend, Joe Borges, host of the podcast NeuroNerds. He suffered a hemorrhagic stroke from high blood pressure in 2016. He was feeling lonely and like no one understood him post-injury. It wasn’t until he met hi…
 
About This Episode: In this week’s episode, Hillary Allen interviews ultrarunner and fellow CTS Coach Stephanie Howe, Ph.D. They discuss Stephanie’s approach to running, nutrition, and experiences during and after her pregnancy. As well as Stephanie’s view on being a mother and an athlete and message to others to not have to choose between the two.…
 
Have you ever considered working from home with your own business? Or perhaps you’ve considered hiring someone to work virtually for your own ministry or business, but you’re not sure what that would actually look like. In this episode, Holly and I talk with Alyssa Avant, virtual assistant and coach, about her leadership journey. We dive into what …
 
Have you ever heard the saying knowledge is power? When it comes to stroke, nothing is more true. Many of the risk factors for having a stroke are things you have control over--quitting smoking, a healthy diet, and exercise are just a few. In this episode, Dr. Jenna Tucker, DPT teaches us about regaining physical balance to increase mobility and re…
 
About this episode: In this week’s episode, Adam Pulford interviews race director, cyclist, and sports events professional Micah Rice. They talk about what types of cycling events are leading change in the US, why the destination and experience at races are changing how participants are choosing their races, and Micah’s mountain bike stage race the…
 
Entrepreneurship can be lonely, and even more so in the past year during the COVID pandemic. But it is possible to create community and connection with others in business. In this episode, Holly & I are diving into talking about entrepreneurship, which we haven’t covered much recently. And while this episode has a business focus, a lot of what we s…
 
Shit happens! We don’t choose what occurs to us. We may feel victimized and out of control. We may feel scared. How do you get through it? In this episode we talk with Joanne Susi, life coach, stroke survivor, and a student of the law of attraction. We talk about how to move through fear, learn from it, and choose joy. The only control we actually …
 
USA Today bestselling novelist Carter Wilson talks to writers of all backgrounds in order to find out why they do what they do. He and his guests discuss childhood influences, roots of creativity, luck and loss, tools of the craft, and the highs and lows of publishing. At the end of their conversation, they pick a random sentence from a random book…
 
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