PODCAST

Behind the Service Podcast

Libby Bates Jennifer Ballou Becca Hyde

Behind the men and women who serve our country and go on to become veterans are the family members who stay up nights praying, fill out mountains of endless paperwork, scour the internet researching experimental services and patiently love them back together again. If that’s you, we want to say welcome to our tribe.Join us weekly as we share our wisdom, learnings, and hearts for the spouses and families struggling to get ahead of the next episode, procedure, or silent night. We’re going to cover it all from TBI, PTSD, service to home transitions, and life in general in the military and after. This is a place where we’ll be real with you from our own lives and hope to captivate you and help you see that you’re not alone.This podcast is all about community so please join our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/behindtheservice/ to stay in deeper connection with us and the other military family members around the country living the same life as you.
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Jan 12 2022
25 mins
The Military Spouse Perspective w/ Bernadette SolarA Joyful Life with Jennifer Book Club Series: Atlas of the Heart by Brene Brown
Welcome to our Caregiver Coaching Corner! Jen will be starting a new book club series for the next 13 weeks on the book written by Brene Brown called Atlas of the Heart. A little bit from the introduction of the book she talks about how 15 years ago when we first introduced a curriculum based on her shame research. they asked participants in training workshops to list all of the emotions that they could recognize and name as they were experiencing them. And she goes on to say that over the course of five years, they collected those surveys for more than 7,000 people. The average number of emotions that was named across the survey was three, three emotions. When we don't have the language to talk about what we're experiencing, our ability to make sense of what's happening and share it with others is a very or severely limited. Without accurate language, we struggled to get the help we need. We don't always regulate or manage our emotions and experiences in a way that allows us to move through them productively and our self-awareness is diminished. Language shows us that naming an experience doesn't give the experience more power, it gives us the power of understanding and meaning. Tune in each Monday morning for another episode of A Joyful Life with Jennifer.A Joyful Life with Jennifer I Speaker, Wellness Coach , Yoga (jenniferballou.com)"Thank you to BetterHelp for sponsoring today's episode!Behind the Service listeners can get 10% off by visiting:https://betterhelp.com/behindtheserviceHome » Coming Home WellWe are a 501C3 nonprofit organization.Make sure you like, leave a review and share with a friend!Follow us on IG @behindtheservice and @cominghomwell_btsFacebook at Behind The Service or Coming Home WellLinkedIn at Coming Home Well
Jan 10 2022
12 mins
The Nutrition MinuteRelationship Grit with "Kathryn For Real" GordonHappy New Year with A Joyful Life with JenniferNutrition Minute with Meg ReichertSacrifice with Gold Star Spouse Michelle Black
When four Green Berets were killed in an ambush in Niger in 2017, the media and the American public largely focused on President Trump’s ham-fisted condolence call to one of the widows. But for Michelle Black, whose husband Bryan was one of the men killed in the attack, this shattering ordeal was made indescribably worse by vague and conflicting reports from the Army about what happened that night along the Niger-Mali border. Suddenly a widow struggling to raise two sons alone, Black was determined to discover the facts about how and why her husband and his comrades died. In her unvarnished and honest memoir, SACRIFICE: A Gold Star Widow’s Fight for the Truth (G.P. Putnam’s Sons; May 2021), Michelle Black combines a heartfelt narrative of her family’s journey to overcome grief with a meticulously-researched and uncompromising account of the circumstances behind Bryan’s and his fellow soldiers’ deaths. Interviewing many of the mission’s survivors and relentlessly questioning the inconsistencies in the official Army reports, Black probed into the half-truths and outright lies fed to her and the other fallen heroes’ families. This obfuscation, she would come to believe, was a calculated effort to protect those higher up the chain of command.Michelle Black – Sacrifice – The Niger Ambush of a Green Beret Team and the True Account as told by the Survivors (michelleblacksacrifice.com)"Thank you to BetterHelp for sponsoring today's episode!Behind the Service listeners can get 10% off by visiting:https://betterhelp.com/behindtheserviceHome » Coming Home WellWe are a 501C3 nonprofit organization.Make sure you like, leave a review and share with a friend!Follow us on IG @behindtheservice and @cominghomwell_btsFacebook at Behind The Service or Coming Home WellLinkedIn at Coming Home Well
Dec 29 2021
34 mins
The Military Spouse Perspective w/ Operation GratitudeA Joyful Life with Jennifer: Social InfluencersCalmed: Growth After Trauma with Author Jennifer Hobbs
Jennifer Hobbs is an Army veteran and the author of "Calmed: Growth After Trauma." She has written a memoir about the trauma she and her husband experienced while deployed in Iraq. Hobbs hopes that her book and her wellness program will help veterans and their families in recovering from trauma.James 1:2-4 New Living TranslationDear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.  James 1:2-4 New Living Translation Calmed : Growth After Trauma (Paperback) - Walmart.comhttps://open.spotify.com/show/7MOmibtw8Vxcz7Wc1PLPFg?si=6f525d944f1f4e56Celebrate The Struggle Podcast with Jennifer Hobbs: Life is full of struggles and challenges, some of which try to tear us down. But we stand back up when we fall down. We become stronger and sometimes more determined. On this show we are going to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. We are going to talk about topics that may be difficult since most will have stigmas that exist in our society. This show will overcome the fears of those stigmas to open up, be vulnerable, and chat about the struggles and where life has brought us.About (burningsoulpress.com)"Thank you to BetterHelp for sponsoring today's episode!Behind the Service listeners can get 10% off by visiting:https://betterhelp.com/behindtheserviceHome » Coming Home WellWe are a 501C3 nonprofit organization.Make sure you like, leave a review and share with a friend!Follow us on IG @behindtheservice and @cominghomwell_btsFacebook at Behind The Service or Coming Home WellLinkedIn at Coming Home Well
Dec 22 2021
38 mins
A Joyful Life with Jennifer: Emotional Influencers Part 2Operation FoxholeThe Military Spouse Perspective w/ Kathleen FoleyA Joyful Life with Jennifer: Emotional Influencers Part 1The Neuroscience of the Shame Response with Digital Communication & Social Media w/ special guest Dr Shawn Horn
“The shame response is an unavoidable, emotional reflex, universally experienced and intensified with the use of digital communication and social media.”⁣⁣In other words, Shawn discovered we have an autonomic shame response that is involuntarily activated when we have human interaction and communication via non-human devices. ⁣⁣Our brain doesn’t get it and bugs out big time! ⁣⁣This is a subconscious process and occurs 25x’s faster than our conscious thinking brain! Before we even notice, our brain sounds the alarm, “pull back! Social danger!” ⁣⁣This is where we get stuck! Nervous system says pull back, but needs us to move toward real time, face to face, social engagement to repair the shame response. ⁣⁣We don’t understand what the problem is or where the enemy is located, and this subconsciously drives us to to spend on social media searching for the danger by comparing and competing to no avail. We then shame, blame and stigmatize our response. ⁣⁣This is not a conscious process and it’s not your fault. It’s what your body will do when confronted with communication on metal. ⁣⁣In today's episode Dr Shawn discusses the difference between guilt & shame, the importance of separating our behaviors & circumstances from our identity, the difference between toxic shame and healthy shame, the difference between shaming and describing, and the role digital communication has on our autonomic shame responses.  Want to learn more? Here is how:⁣👉Sign up for Inspired Living School⁣👉Subscribe to Inspired Living Podcast ⁣🎥 Subscribe to YouTube channel @drshawnhornHome | Dr. Shawn Horn (drshawnhorn.com)‎Inspired Living on Apple PodcastsDr. Shawn Horn - YouTubeShame Free Parenting Ebook (mailchi.mp)Course: Healing from Religious Trauma & Shame (mailchi.mp)Dr Shawn Horn is a licensed psychologist, author and speaker. In addition to her private practice in Spokane, WA, she serves as faculty at the University of Washington's Medical School (Spokane's Psychiatric Residency Program), is columnist for TOI magazine, hosts Inspired Living Podcast, is a media consultant, founder of Instagram's The Psychology Directory, and host of YouTube's Digital Practice.☎️ CRISIS LINES: @crisistextline or https://:www.opencounseling.com/suicide-hotline⁣⁣Disclaimer: This is not a replacement for therapy and is not clinical, medical, or mental health treatment or advice.⁣"Thank you to BetterHelp for sponsoring today's episode!Behind the Service listeners can get 10% off by visiting:https://betterhelp.com/behindtheserviceHome » Coming Home WellWe are a 501C3 nonprofit organization.Make sure you like, leave a review and share with a friend!Follow us on IG @behindtheservice and @cominghomwell_btsFacebook at Behind The Service or Coming Home WellLinkedIn at Coming Home WellBehind The Service made the list!We're #12 and proud to be listed with so many other great podcasts!Best 20 Military Wife Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021 (feedspot.com)
Dec 8 2021
45 mins
A Joyful Life with Jennifer: Mental Energy Influencers
On today's episode of A Joyful Life with Jennifer, we're in the midst of another caregiver coaching series that Jen is doing on influencers. They are the factors that can either work for you or against you in terms of your overall wellness. Mental influencers are really just another way of talking about how your brain functions or your brain power, if you will.If you think of your body as like a computer, then your consciousness is the computer programmer. The reason that you think the way that you do in your brain is the hardware, which is like the processing part of the computer and your mental factors that influence energy and thus your wellbeing and involve those things that allow you to be present in the moment, to be alert, focused, and clear, which really allows you to harness your mental capacities for decision-making and overall wellbeing.A Joyful Life with Jennifer I Speaker, Wellness Coach , Yoga (jenniferballou.com)"Thank you to BetterHelp for sponsoring today's episode!Behind the Service listeners can get 10% off by visiting:https://betterhelp.com/behindtheserviceHome » Coming Home WellWe are a 501C3 nonprofit organization.Make sure you like, leave a review and share with a friend!Follow us on IG @behindtheservice and @cominghomwell_btsFacebook at Behind The Service or Coming Home WellLinkedIn at Coming Home WellBehind The Service made the list!We're #12 and proud to be listed with so many other great podcasts!Best 20 Military Wife Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021 (feedspot.com)
Dec 6 2021
11 mins

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