The Liberty HopeCast

The Liberty HopeCast

Meet Hope, Mary, and Katie, a Licensed Professional Counselor, Physician Assistant, and Certified Yoga Teacher who offer round table conversations about issues that affect women's mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health. Join us as we tackle the highs and lows that come with being a modern woman. Through honesty and laughter (and maybe some tears), we'll explore concepts like relationships, parenting, depression, anxiety, boundaries, healthy eating, work/life balance, and the elusive concept of self-care. Weekly podcasts will provide helpful tips, resources, and occasionally other guests to encourage us ALL in this crazy journey we call life. Whether you're driving, multitasking, or taking a coffee break, we hope you'll grow with us as we strive to redefine sisterhood and its importance to happiness and health.


April 18, 2022 22 mins

If you missed Part One of our interview with Tina Gilbertson, please take a listen to that really helpful conversation about dealing with our emotions! In Part Two of our interview, Tina shares many resources to help address the very challenging situation of an estranged relationship between parents and adult children. Links below provide ways to find these helpful options. 

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While we are publishing episodes less frequently these days, we are certainly embracing the motto of “quality over quantity”, and we’re so glad to have the opportunity to bring you this enlightening conversation with author and psychotherapist Tina Gilbertson. 

Resources Related to this Episode:
Forgiveness Article by Tina
Find Tina 

Contact Us!!
 Hope on FB
New Hope New Liberty Counseling
Email: hope.brown@nhn...

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We get a chance to learn about Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy with IFS Therapist and Supervisor Tammy Sollenberger!! Tammy has her own podcast called "The One Inside" that covers multiple topics from an IFS lens. You can get to her podcast from her website on the link included below. This is Part Two of a 2-Part Episode. In Part Two we cover how IFS and Enneagram can inform and support your personal growth journey....

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We get a chance to learn about Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy with IFS Therapist and Supervisor Tammy Sollenberger!! Tammy has her own podcast called "The One Inside" that covers multiple topics from an IFS lens. You can get to her podcast from her website on the link included below. This is Part One of a 2-Part Episode. Part Two will cover how IFS and Enneagram can inform and support your personal growth journey. ...

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Hope and Katie have a conversation about what counseling is and the various methods and options available in this field. Please use the links below as a possible starting place to learn more about any therapy that stood out to you! Thank you to all our listeners for sharing this time with us!
Types of Therapies and Therapists:

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We sit down with Personal Trainer and Health Lifestyle Coach Memphis Rashad. You don't want to miss his great advice to get into better shape and start a path towards a healthy lifestyle.

Tips from this Episode:
Reclaim: breathing, posture, nutrition, being aware of your body so it responds to training like you want it to. Eating when you’re not hungry is a way of training yourself NOT to listen to your body. If ...

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Mary and Hope sit down to discuss Mary's journey to practicing medicine.  Listen in for practical tips for improving the health of our bodies!  Mary shares how what we eat can impact major health issues. 

Major Quotes: “Truly every day He puts before us life and death- and we get to choose”.  "We get to choose which form of radical that we want".
Questions to ask yourself:

1.      Are there changes you can make?

2. ...

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We sit down with our very own Katie to learn more about the tool of yoga and how it can benefit our wellness. Katie shares some about her personal journey. We end with a meditation.

Major Quote: "Yoga is the body's way of journaling".

Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
Tim Ferriss podcast
Katie's studio page

Contact Us!!
Counseling with Hope
Email: feedback@nhnlc.c...

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Join us for the rest of our conversation with the Anxiety MD! Topics include how worry can be come an addiction and how screens affect our children. We also learn about JABS and the 3 Ws of worry: warnings, what-ifs, and worst-case scenarios. 

"The face is the only place in the human body where the muscles are attached directly to the skin... and that’s to show each other emotion".
"You cannot beat tho...

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We were beyond excited to have a conversation with Dr. Russell Kennedy, The Anxiety MD! There is so much good content in this interview that we split it into 2 parts so you can take time to really absorb the message of hope that Dr. Russ offers to those who deal with anxiety. Come back next week for Part 2!

Consider yoga and/or qigong to help reconnect mind and body. Tears are an adaptive mechanism. Listen to learn more!

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December 27, 2020 38 mins

We sit down together to reflect on the last 2 guest episodes and to review some aspects of 2020. Katie gives us a great quote from Becky! Random topics include audio sound quality and figuring out if our coping techniques are falling in the healthy or unhealthy category. We hope you enjoy the HopeCast wrap of 2020 and that you'll join us in the new year for Season 4!!!

Major Quote: “Any advice that is not asked for is...

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We sit down with former dance teacher, Becky Spears, and hear what she has to say about topics such as perfectionism, learning to say no, and parenting. You won’t want to miss the wise words from the woman who has been a mentor to both Mary and Katie in many ways over many years. We hope you’ll enjoy this special guest as much as we did!


On focus: “We need to pay attention to our bodies, because our bodies tell us the truth”....

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October 30, 2020 36 mins

The three of us sit down to talk about some healthy ways to cope with overwhelm, aka “trauma”. We talk through a calming exercise and discuss how writing can be helpful. Join us for tips to improve your mental health during this stressful season! 

Resources related to this episode:
Waking the Tiger book
The Body Keeps the Score book
Boundaries book
Questions from Expressive Writing, Word That Heal book :

Number quest...

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We have a conversation with Hope's childhood friend, Jessica Shreffler, to discuss grief and loss. Jessica shares her journey of losing her toddler to a drowning accident in 2006 and what she has learned in her journey of dealing with tragedy. If you have experienced the loss of a loved one, or want to support someone who has, you don't want to miss this episode!

Thoughts from this Episode:
It’s not always g...

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We are re-releasing the full episode (vs Parts 1 & 2) where Katie and Hope have a heart to heart with Hope’s missionary brother, Nathan Lloyd-Jones. We learn a little about Nathan and we have real talk about the struggles of parenting. We discuss healthy ways to have conversations with children about their actions. The later half of the discussion moves to a focus on issues with teens, and how parents can persist past seemingly...

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Hope and Katie sit down with Dorothy and Allison from the brand new "Grit and Glam" podcast!! Join us as we learn more about what inspired them and how they are encouraging others along the way. 

Tips from this Episode:
1. You’re not alone. 2. You’re not crazy. 3. Yes, there is a way out of it.
Major Quote: “Sometimes you need to take yourself out of the spiritual little box of ‘fix it’ and laugh a little, glam it ...

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August 21, 2020 41 mins

We sit down for some real talk about parenting. Topics include current books we're reading and how they relate to parenting, as well as how our own childhood issues may impact the way we interact with our children.
Tips from this episode:
Learn to apologize. Learn your child. Try to truly listen to what your child is telling you and take a non-defensive approach to hearing. Do your own work as a person to address your...

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Hope and Mary sit down to reflect on the first guests of Season 3. Join us for a recap of our favorite moments with our guests! Guest-related links will be provided below.

Tips from this episode: As you try to cope with finding a "new normal", we recommend staying away from triggering and/or extremely negative input sources. Reading (or rereading) a favorite author or watching a feel-good movie or show might be ...

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We sit down with local business owner Jolee Neal and discuss how she's learned to let go and trust her gut. Jolee shares about the THREE businesses she runs with her husband and some of the journey to get to this place in her life. Make sure to check the show notes for links on how to find Jolee's products!

Major Quotes : "My hope in love was right. There really is love out there." "Sometimes I jus...

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We sit down with Rachel to get real truth about eating disorders and the road to recovery. In order to retain the raw conversation as well as respect the listener’s preferences, we are offering two versions of this honest talk. Please look at the titles to ensure you’re listening to the one that best suits your needs. 

Tips from Rachel:
For ones who struggle: “The only way to be of service to others is to be of better service t...

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