Interviews

Episode 34: Why We Avoid Our Own Power & How God Calls Us to Step Into It

By Alison Cook | December 22, 2022

So many of us have had negative experiences with power. It feels like something to fear, something bad, or something to avoid all together. But what if God wants us to step into our power in a healthy way? And what if understanding the power we have is at the core of building healthy connections...

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Episode 33: People Pleasing & Developing Your Own Inner Compass: Thoughts on Depression, Mental Health & the Church, and Finding Hope in Dark Places

By Alison Cook | December 15, 2022

Were you subtly conditioned to please others at the expense of yourself? I loved talking with my friend, Dr. Monique Gadson, on today’s episode of the podcast. We met through an IG Live prayer session! She’s since become the best sort of real-life friend-someone whose wisdom, empathy, and realness breathes life into weary souls. If...

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Episode 32: Productivity and the Never Ending To Do List: How to Stop Hustling & Embrace the Joy of Enough

By Alison Cook | December 8, 2022

Is your to-do list a mile long? Are you that person who hustles to get the job done, no matter the cost to yourself? If your inner task manager tends to take you (or someone you love) over, do not miss this episode with my friend and fellow therapist, Rebecca Ching. It’s all about the...

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Episode 31: Peace-Keeping, Anger Avoidance, and How to Start Using Your Voice

By Alison Cook | December 1, 2022

You want to keep the peace at all costs. The problem is sometimes anger is warranted. Sometimes conflict is needed. What do you do when everything in you does not want to be the one to speak up? On today’s episode, I am joined by my dear friend Rowena Day. This is a powerful conversation...

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Episode 12: Overcoming the Pain of Divorce

By Alison Cook | July 21, 2022

If you struggle with body image or how to make wise decisions on behalf of what you *actually* want out of your life, please do not miss this episode. Christy Meeks provides such grounded, thoughtful, and focused insight into how she overcame the pain of weaponizing her body and learned to work with her body...

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Episode 11: How to Start Loving Your Body

By Alison Cook | July 14, 2022

If you struggle with body image or how to make wise decisions on behalf of what you *actually* want out of your life, please do not miss this episode. Christy Meeks provides such grounded, thoughtful, and focused insight into how she overcame the pain of weaponizing her body and learned to work with her body...

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Episode 10: What are limiting beliefs and how do I overcome them?

By Alison Cook | July 7, 2022

This episode is a gold mine of rich, hopeful nuggets for anyone who has struggled to overcome limiting beliefs. My guest, Mary Marantz, is so gentle and thoughtful and wise as she reflects on the challenges of her childhood and the life she went on to create. It’s a beautiful tribute to the power of...

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An Interview with Bible Gateway

By Alison Cook | June 23, 2018

Throughout the process of writing Boundaries for Your Soul, Kim and I often used Bible Gateway to search for passages and to compare and contrast translations of the Bible—it was an honor to be on their blog!  You can read the full interview with Jonathan Petersen And, just for fun, I put a few excerpts below: What...

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