Needed and Known

Needed and Known

People who are needed and known have a confident self-identity and clear communication. Join inquisitive host Cassandra Roberts in pursuing personal development through life’s lessons. Learn to ask deeper questions, while growing from others' experiences achieving goals, recovering from dysfunctional relationships, and overcoming life’s challenges.


September 1, 2021 4 min

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Today I'm introducing you to Courtney, who will share about her self-talk as she worked through some discomfort in her body, through her diagnosis, and shares about the cancer journey.  This is episode TWO of TWO -- This week Courtney shares advice for how to get the right support for yourself as a patient and how to support someone through their cancer journey--what do they really need? Episode Link

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Anxiety and Cancer. Those of us with anxiety can get a bit anxious about so many things. Today, Courtney talks about her self-talk as she worked through some discomfort in her body, through her diagnosis, and shares about the cancer journey.  (This is part 1 of 2 episodes.) 

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August 4, 2021 18 min

You've moved to a new city and want to make friends.

Maybe all of your friends are in a different stage of life. 

Or maybe you just need friends!

Tiffany Alysa is truly an expert in building community. Working for a job that was moving her every two years, she managed to hack the fountain of friendship and she is sharing all in today's episode. 

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July 14, 2021 27 min

You've got a really great idea. And some self-doubt. And tons of fear. But your dream has the nerve to wake you up first thing every morning with new ideas. 

Ericka gets it. She was told "no" many times. And in the middle of a pandemic when her industry was struggling, she tried to buy a business. 

In this episode you will learn how to rally your troops to help you fight the "no's" and some of Ericka's qui...

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July 7, 2021 14 min

"Do you know your values?"

It was the simplest question. I know my personality types on a handful of tests and personal exams, but VALUES? I was stumped.

Values always sounded like something handed down to me. A generational gift I inherited and had no voice in. But the reality is so much better.

In this episode, I walk you through the value that a simple conversation had on my life and I will walk you through finding your v...

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You know it. They know it. But how? Does your relationship need more Snapchats or TikTok dances together? Perhaps a night out will fix it? 

On this episode, KB from Heart Convos gets into the truth behind your relationship and why the connection is lacking. She provides practical tips to know how to grow in vulnerability so you don’t just turn away and let it go.

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Ted Talk: 9 Ways To Tell If Your Friends Are Trash

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Opposites attract, but how do they work?
In this episode, I'm introducing you to Dr. Angela Robles. Angela is Curriculum Specialist of Sport Management and Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology at Azusa Pacific University. She has pioneered research in strengths-based athletics and applied that insight into her own relationship. She and her husband, David, have used their strengths and some honest conversations to find...

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Sarah has sparkling blue eyes, beautiful brown hair, and one arm ends at her elbow.

"Mommy, why does she only have one arm?"

In this episode, Sarah will share the story of what happened to her arm. She'll share about her successful youth softball pitching history and a shocking conversation with a coach that spurred her into toxic positivity. We will also get into how sharing her one arm tutorials  taught her the importa...

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June 9, 2021 26 min

On this episode, I’m introducing you to my friend Allison. Allison is literally a brilliant beauty Queen and her husband Shane is truly her Prince Charming.

We all know that the struggle with an illness or disease can potentially suck the joy out of life. But not for Allison, Shane and Multiple Sclerosis.

Hear how they fight the MS blues and how you can support your loved ones too.

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What if we focused on our needs and generosity to get rich? Being “rich” is relative, but when paycheck-to-paycheck is how most people live. In this episode Zap shares practical ways to increase your savings (Hint: there is no MLM involved!).

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"Go home. Your house is on fire." She stared at her grocery cart and son in disbelief at the words she heard. How is this possible? She was home just a few hours ago and everything was fine.

When I see a story on the news of a house fire, I wonder what happens next? What would I do if they were my friend or loved one? In this episode, you'll meet Jamie. She will share everything about what happens when a home burns down ...

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May 31, 2021 1 min

How do you help someone feel needed and known? People who are needed and known are confident in their self-identity and expertly clear communication. Join host Cassandra Roberts as she navigates life lessons in pursuit of personal development. Learn to ask deeper questions while recovering from dysfunctional relationships, leveraging lived experiences for your growth, and overcoming life’s challenges.

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