Judging Meghan

Judging Meghan

Every Tuesday, Judging Meghan explores stories that prove our strength and resilience as human beings. Featured guests include Dr. Nadine Macaluso (as portrayed in "The Wolf of Wall Street"), Ariana Kukors-Smith (Olympic Gold Medalist), Elisa Donovan (Author and Actress), Nikki DeLoach (Actress & Philanthropist), Diane Foley (Activist and Mother of Slain Journalist James Foley), Will Jimeno (Author and 9/11 NYPD Officer and Survivor), Celebrity Chef Wayne Elias, and many more.

Episodes

December 6, 2022 62 min

As I like to say, one of the most fulfilling things a person can do is take their trauma and use it to help others, and there is no greater example of that than today's guest. Learn about Love Bombing, an emotionally abusive marriage and more with todays Guest Divorce Coach Jackie Miller. I’ll be speaking with Jackie about her past experience in an unhealthy marriage to a narcissist. Through her experiences she hopes to educate...

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As a young girl I struggled with my body image. Starting at the age of 12 I began noticing and comparing the difference between others' bodies and mine. This is an ongoing struggle that so many  face, especially teens and young adults, with  95% of people with eating disorders being between 12 and 25. It’s because of this that makes what Jeff and Kathy long do so important.


 For years, the media has always showcased unrealistic ...

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In this episode, Meghan takes a deep dive with actress and author Elisa Donovan, known for notable roles in Clueless, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch into the traumatic and profound experiences that inspired Elisa's book, including the experiences of learning of her Dad's cancer diagnosis, breaking up with her boyfriend, and losing her job — all in the span of a day.


Elisa speaks on how these experiences have made her who she ...

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Every week I come on this Podcast and talk to you about mental health. I began to feel like a hypocrite coming on here sharing my growth journey, while, secretly, every night I would be “unwinding” with my buttery Chardonnay. Realizing something had to change in my life, I decided to give up my nightly vice and it has been one of the best decisions I've ever made!


With the last month's sober journey under my belt, it is no s...

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30 years have passed since his partner Eric's passing, but Celebrity Chef Wayne Elias has chosen to remember the past and celebrate the present in honor of Eric's life lost.


Wayne tells me the story of losing his partner and soulmate, Eric to AIDS. Wayne discusses the difficulty during this dark time in our history, during the 1980’s when nobody understood the disease."There was no hope," remembered Chef Wayne Elias....

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This week author of a special chapter in the book “Her Badass Story 2”, Rachel Kaufman comes on the show to discuss premature birth and childbirth traumas. Not only is Rachel my former neighbor - we literally grew up next to each other and have been close for years! - But she is a Professional Life Coach, Reflexologist, Usui Reiki Master, and Mahatma Reiki practitioner. She studied the art and science of essential oils, aromatherap...

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From the minute Julie and I met we were best friends. I always had this joke that I was the devil on the shoulder and she was the angel because she was always bailing me out of trouble. Her family and her home welcomed me in during a time that my own home had become such a place of hardship. I didnt want to remember what it was like to go home because my dad was gone my mom was grieving. Julie and her family were a second family an...

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This episode is a topic I have never discussed on the show, so when I bumped into Liza Blas on Instagram, I knew I had to bring her on the show. Liza is an Empowerment Coach extraordinaire, mentor, and I quickly realized we have a lot of things in common. 

Not only is Liza a fellow podcaster – her podcast Very Happy Stories, Heal with Liza Blas invites inspiring guests to share stories of healing and to help listeners become the mos...

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Today is probably the most important episode I have ever recorded. Michelle Leopold was a mom living her normal life until the most horrifying thing happened to her family - the death of her son, Trevor. 


She tells the story of this handsome, outgoing, loved teenager who started out by smoking pot. This didn't alarm her until she realized that the pot we smoked when we were younger is much different than what is sold today. This...

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Del Adey-Jones is a co-dependency and narcissistic abuse recovery coach and best-selling author with a foundation as a 3 Principles Practitioner. Shunned by her father and raised in an environment surrounded by mentally tormented individuals that fostered feelings of orphancy, illegitimacy, shame and low self-esteem.

People that suffer from codependency tend to end up in traumatic and dangerous narcissistic relationships. Many are u...

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Lace Flowers has had a life filled with trauma and uncertainty. From an abusive relationship in her childhood that led to a pattern of several abusive relationships in her adolescence and into adulthood, suffering a near-fatal car accident, and a boyfriend who committed suicide. 


Lace Flowers is exactly who I needed to hear from this week, as suicide awareness month is coming to a close. Through all of her life experiences, Lace has...

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Have you ever spent so much time on self-work and are almost to a point of “feeling healed” when a certain person or situation triggers you so dramatically that you feel like you have to practically start over? Are you struggling with forgiving the past, others, or yourself? Is the difficult process of finding forgiveness holding you back from true freedom and a future? 

This week I dive into the murky waters of forgiveness with awa...

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This week’s guest has revolutionized the way I think about my relationship with food. Her name is Niki Sibera, and she is the founder of Happy Hearted Eating and is known lovingly as a “Food Freedom Architect”.

Niki joins me on the show this week to share what she has learned in her heart-healing work over the last 30 years. Niki opens up about her traumatic childhood experiences, which include her dad’s domestic violence and alcoho...

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I wanted to get to the root of why kids become bullies. Since it is the start of a new school year, I thought it was the perfect subject.  Today's guest, Joe Constantine, is a life coach from Colorado who specializes in Anti-Bullying. His company,  Breakaway Scores works with kids that suffer with bullying and mental health issues. He is also a survivor of bullying himself, when I saw his bio I had to reach out. 

Joe shared a bi...

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Today my guest, Caia DelaVergne, tells her story. In 2015, she was shot in the head along with another friend. Her story is one of survival but also how Caia went on to become a Mom and not let her story define her life. Caia has actively worked through her trauma in numerous ways and has gone on to share her story to help other shooting victims.
She has gone on to become a spokesperson for Moms Demand Action. Her story is one of br...

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**Trigger warning - suicidal ideation, depression, alcohol addiction

Today on The Judging Meghan Podcast, I interview Author, Jenny Debolt. We talk her story and how she has dealt with numerous unbearable losses. 

Jenny tells us the story of the loss of her niece sue to a drowning accident.  The accident forever changed Jenny and her sister. We talk about her journey through grief, as well as supporting her sister through her grief, ...

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Jan Canty's world was upended when her husband didn't come home one night. She later learned he had been connected with a pimp and a prostitute - giving them money hand over fist - leaving her massively in debt.  

After having to identify his body and being hounded by the media during his salacious trial, she needed to discover her why. The  journey was one of trauma and betrayal, but she was unable to grieve for years. 

Stil...

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This week, I had the pleasure of talking to Kim Toller, the host of A Million Other Choices Podcast. She was inspired to start her podcast after the murder of her niece in 2018.  And her interest in true crime quickly turned into an obsession that drove Kim to help others that may have been touched with similar tragedies.

On her podcast, she largely covers Canadian Cases. She has a special connection with the victims and their famil...

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Today on The Judging Meghan Podcast, we are honored to have Author, Comedian and Speaker, Michael Gershe . Michael is a survivor of a drunk driving crash that killed his mother and nearly killed him at 8 weeks old. Michael has used his powerful and inspirational story with just a bit of humor to speak all over the United States. 

Although he broke nearly every bone in his body in the crash, he overcame multiple surgeries and became ...

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 This week, I talk to local Hermosa Beach, California  residents, filmmaker and activist, Heidi Swan and former city council member, Carolyn Petty.  We talk about the little known link between teen marijuana use and adult schizophrenia, as well as the increasing incidences of depression and anxiety. Marijuana has been found in many cases to be a gateway drug to many more severe drugs and even suicide in recent years. 

I wanted to sh...

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