The Lifegiver Podcast with Corie Weathers

The Lifegiver Podcast with Corie Weathers

Lifegiver aims to be a positive place where military (and first responder) couples can experience positive clinical advice on topics that are unique to their culture as well as high quality uplifting interviews from others who have brought purpose out of their circumstances. Are you a military spouse? A police officer? Firefighter? Service member? The Lifegiver Podcast aims to bring hope into your home.

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May 16, 2022 70 min

Corie and Sarah sit down and discuss the differences between over reaction, under reaction and the importance of being proactive. Join the conversation as they seek to answer the question, how do we become less reactive in such a reactive lifestyle and world?

 

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Previous Podcast Episodes mentioned:

 3-61Roundtable 

Addiction and Marriage Part 1 

Addiction and Marriage Part 2

 

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In this two part episode, Corie sits down with good friend and fellow 3-61 wife, Jennifer, as she ...

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In this two part episode, Corie sits down with good friend and fellow 3-61 wife, Jennifer, as she shares her journey of reconnecting and rebuilding herself after trauma. Listen in as she shares how she learned to set boundaries and take difficult steps towards healing as she navigated the waters of alcoholism and addiction in her marriage that ultimately led to the suicide of her husband. Though her story is heavy, her life exempli...

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April 18, 2022 65 min

What’s the difference between selfishness and self awareness? Corie and Sarah return to discuss and define how self awareness of what is happening in our mind, body and spirit are key components to our mental health, physical health and the influence we have in our relationships. Join the conversation as they pull apart each of these components and dive in to what it looks like to be self aware.

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The Lifegiver Podcast is back! (And this time with a co-host!) Corie Weathers and Sarah Foster, First Responder Spouse and frequent guest to Lifegiver, sit down and discuss the heart behind Season 7: Reconnect. Join them as they unpack what a front porch conversation looks like, the meaning behind the album cover, and putting social media in it’s place.

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What a year.  Didn't we say that about 2020?  Here we are ending 2021 and some of us are still feeling like we are crawling along.  After a year of deployment, reintegration, some tough circumstances, and the world opening back up, I really had to take a look at whether I had enough "life" in me to truly breathe life into others.  The more I traveled, the more I realized so many other service families were feeling the s...

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November 15, 2021 57 min

Did you know that many spouses are considered caregivers and don't know it? I'm sure you are feeling it and maybe you just needed a name for it. Whether you are taking care of the medical and physical needs of those around you or just feeling the weight of this life on. your shoulders, this episode is important.

November is National Caregiver's Month, so Conwell Smith and Deidre Blascyk from the Rosalynn Carter Instit...

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In this episode, Sarah sits down with good friend and fellow LEO spouse Shauna for an authentic conversation on what it is really like to do life with a chaotic first responder schedule. Shauna shares how she and her husband navigate anniversaries and childrens' schedules while she also juggles a full-time job.  Most important, Sarah and Shauna discuss the power of friendship and how even long-distance friends who understand ca...

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October 18, 2021 48 min

Sarah Foster, host of the FR Series sits down with her husband to talk about what led him to join law enforcement, drives him to be his best for his teammates, and whether she forced him into homesteading.  You might catch their dog Bullet in the background! Listen in as the couple talks about the pros and cons of the lifestyle and hopefully encourages more open conversations with your spouse.  

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October 4, 2021 54 min

Sarah Foster, SWAT wife, joins the podcast with her positivity and humor to share lifegiving content to first responder marriages.  Military, this one is for you, too! We have so much we can learn from each other.   

In this episode, Sarah goes back to the beginning to share what she wish she would have known when her service life first started.

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September 22, 2021 50 min

Introducing the latest series- the First Responder Series!!  Sarah Foster, SWAT wife, joins the podcast with her positivity and humor to share lifegiving content to first responder marriages.  Military, this one is for you, too! We have so much we can learn from each other.   

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In May of 2009, 3rd Squadron 61st Cavalry Regiment deployed to Nuristan, Afghanistan a small eastern province bordering Pakistan. When they arrived, they occupied the most fringe outposts of Regional Command East, several of which were only accessible by helicopter, and then only during the cover of the darkest nights of each month, in order to avoid rocket propelled grenade attacks against the airframe.

 

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In Part 2, Matt continues to share his thoughts about the Afghanistan withdrawal and the ending of a two decade war that he was a part of. After two difficult deployments there, he processes the emotions he has had and revisits the memories it brings up. He also shares what he believe will help him and others take the next healthy step.

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Matt joins the series (finally, lol) to share his thoughts about the Afghanistan withdrawal and the ending of a two decade war that he was a part of. After two difficult deployments there, he processes the emotions he has had and revisits the memories it brings up. He also shares what he believe will help him and others take the next healthy step.

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Please listen to my AMAZING interview with Dr. Bina Patel. This is an honest, yet inspiring conversation around the question "What do we do about the Afghan women and children?" It is a tough topic, but one you won't want to miss as you process your own thoughts and feelings about what is happening.   Watch this episode: https://youtu.be/PircCtrIuZA   You can catch all the episodes (video and audio) here: https://ww...
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Corie talks about those that are currently deployed and responding to the humanitarian crisis of Afghanistan. How do you proactively face trauma in a way that will reduce the likelihood PTSD? How do you support your spouse when they are exposed to the pain and suffering of civilians outside of combat? ----more---- Supplemental Material: My Interview with Ch Timothy Mallard: The topic of moral injury continues to be discussed within...
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My father, Vietnam Veteran Pilot Wendell Lewis, shares his experience evacuating Vietnamese citizens and orphans out of Saigon in Operation Baby Lift while the North Vietnamese closed in. Considering the disturbing footage of Afghans desperately trying to flee the country and Air Force crews making the difficult choice to evacuate those they could, Wendell shares what that felt like and answers the question, "Is this our Vietna...
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Special Edition: Afghanistan Through a Gold Star's Eyes In light of this week's events, we are bringing you content that will help you process your biggest questions regarding the withdrawal of our troops in Afghanistan. In this unscripted, unedited episode, Krista S. Anderson processes the death of her husband in Afghanistan, her marriage to a soldier now who served there and her message to what many service members are fe...

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Today’s episode is part of a three part series on Restoration. In this series, Corie will unpack God’s design for restoration in relationships especially your marriage.

Recorded at a faith-based event in Oregon, Corie shares how your marriage can move past hurt and into a more intimate and forgiving place. While the Lifegiver Podcast is not necessarily a faith based podcast, it is a place for honest conversation and we believe tha...

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Today’s episode is part of a three part series on Restoration. In this series, Corie will unpack God’s design for restoration in relationships especially your marriage.

Recorded at a faith-based event in Oregon, Corie shares how your marriage can move past hurt and into a more intimate and forgiving place. While the Lifegiver Podcast is not necessarily a faith based podcast, it is a place for honest conversation and we believe tha...

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