I'm No Therapist, But...

I'm No Therapist, But...

While Stephanie Goodman has no letters behind her name, she does connect with others using her own experience and the experience of others on marriage, raising children and blending families. Going through life without the instruction manual is the theme of this podcast. Enjoy!


August 11, 2022 55 min
The Adoption Option with Shawn Rapier

Adoption is a different story for each family. Our guest is actor, comedian and Podcast Host Shawn Rapier. He tells of his journey in adopting 6 children, and how adoption was not his first choice, but how it chose HIM.

01:00 – Introduction to Shawn Rapier
08:58 – Story of the family coming together
33:03 – Reactive Attachment Disorder
41:28 – Why choose adoption?

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Live Live with Brandy Vega

Today we meet with producer Brandy Vega. After nearly losing her daughter to suicide, Brandy made a decision to organize an event called Live Live. This is her story about her mission to prevent suicide.


02:56 – Brandys Personal Background
10:35 – What lead to her drive for Live Live?
24:33 – Why is suicide so prevalent today? Social Media?
28:33 – No desire to be a face for suicide
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Today we visit with Wellness Advocate Leslie Reader as she talks about dealing with depression and shares with us tools on building Emotional Resilience.

2:53 - Leslie’s Practice / Dealing with Depression and Mental Health
5:29 - How to recognize depression
6:36 - Depression is different than discouragement
9:33 - Get Real Foundation Podcast
13:00 - Emotional Resilience
21:05 - Comfortable with myself
30:14 - Choose to be humble instead ...
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Today my guest is Julie MacNeil, author of the book “The 50 Year Secret”. She relates the story of her search for her birth family, but not for the reason you may think.

01:36 – Introduction of Julie MacNeil
02:48 – Did you desire to find your parents?
04:52 – Starting the search for her birth family
13:29 – Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
21:40 – Deciding to find her family

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My father Lynn Leamaster returns to the studio. As a former hypnotherapist, he gets deep as we talk about the use of words, and how they can enlighten our subconsciousness.

02:09 – What started you being mindful of the words you use?
05:26 – Subconscious doesn’t like to “lose”. Use different word.
07:50 – Illness comes from holding on to burdens
10:10 – Lynn’s Mantra: No-Joe-free-mage: No Judgement Opinion Expectations No Frivolous or...
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The Miracles of Brittany with Doug and Heidi Crockett

If you have never heard of Brittany Crockett, then you are in for a treat. Our returning guest Doug Crockett and his wife Heidi relay the dramatic events of their daughter who lived for over 20 years with Muscular Dystrophy, when she was only supposed to live for 2. Join us for the tears and the humor behind the miracles of Brittany Crockett.

1:01:40 – Introduction
1:02:58 – Intr...
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How much do you know about the history of the United States? As Independence Day approaches, I felt it would be awesome to get a great history lesson from our return guest, musician Nate Osmond.

3:29 – The start of your love for this country
6:03 – A Piece of the Berlin Wall / Liberty vs Freedom
10:41 – Founding Fathers in a Promised Land
11:37 – Average Lifespan of a Constitution
14:06 – Black Founding Fathers
20:31 – Church and State
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Today, I have a special visit with actor and musician Tom Proctor. From his appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy to his performances with his “Outlaw Country” band, Tom relates some of his journey as an entertainer, as well as his passion for suicide prevention.

1:01 – Introduction into Tom Proctor
9:26 – His desire for acting
21:10 – Being on Guardians of the Galaxy
26:52 – Origins into Music
29:47 – Passion for Suicide Prevention

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Growing up in a small mining community around the era of World War II and Vietnam, came with its challenges. Especially when it comes to the expectations of fatherhood. I'm excited to share with you my own father Lynn Leamaster, as we discuss the changing role of fatherhood and healing generations.

#imnotherapistbut #fathersday #fathers #fatherlyinfluence #generations #disabled #genrationalhealing #butchcassidy #sherif #faith ...
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Today on I’m No Therapist, we talk to an ACTUAL therapist, Carrie Wrigley who is also an actress, singer and author of the book “Your Happiness Toolkit: 16 Strategies for Overcoming Depression and Building a Joyful, Fulfilling Life”.


1:00 – Introduction to Carrie Wrigley
4:46 – How Stephanie and Carrie met
5:41 – What led Carrie to being a therapist / Studying People’s Pain
12:52 – Writing the book “Your Happin...
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Exploring Heart Rock with rock artist Ofi

When hardships and trials hit our lives, it's easy to ask “why did this happen to me? What did I do to deserve this?” I got the privilege visit with Rock artist Ofi as he tells his story of hardships and depression and how he is overcoming them.

Link to Ofi Music: https://ofiband.com

01:32 – The desire to become performer / First Concert, Linkin Park influence
03:41 – Bad performers, good...
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The Resilience of a Military Wife

As Memorial Day approaches, we are honored to share a true-life story of a military wife who chooses to use her experiences to benefit others. My guest is Jessie Ellertson, life coach and host of the podcast “Simply Resilient”, where she shares her life skills to thrive in difficult times.

Find Jessie Ellertson at https://www.simplyresilient.net

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3 Steps to Deepening Relationships

Are you seeking a more meaningful connection with your loved ones? My return guests Cathy and Jeff Teichert from Love In Later Years are sitting down with Kels and I to talk about 3 steps to deepening our relationships. The acronym for the three steps is AVA:

01:53 – First Step: Authenticity
21:13 – Second Step: Vulnerability
36:00 – Third Step: Accountability

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Sometimes there are moments that change our lives completely. My guest, Lark Galley, was at work when she got the news of her 19-year-old son's passing from suicide. She is now sharing her story, a message of healing as an author and speaker. A tender subject that affects everyone.

2:05 – Introduction to Lark
5:14 – Her Background
9:36 – Larks Elf story
11:35 – God’s Hands in the family timeline
13:02 – Looking for the s...
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May 5, 2022 47 min
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God can’t be everywhere, so he created mothers. Kels and I take a tender walk down memory lane and pay tribute to our mothers and their examples in our lives.

2:29 – Mothers influence / Change a mother’s life, change a generation
4:37 – Family Backgrounds
8:06 – Sharing Relationships with mothers
11:14 – Other people who had a mother’s influence
14:47 – Grandmother influence
24:59 – Mother’s that deal in diversity
29:02 – Step...
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You’ve heard of term “Man up”, but have you heard of “Woman up”? To continue our series with LOVE IN LATER YEARS, we sit down with author and podcaster Cathy Teichert to talk about the role a woman plays in experiencing a healthy relationship.

00:45 – Women need to be there best
2:52 – Making life bitter or better
6:33 – Over-coming bitterness / Clean pain vs dirty pain
9:00 – Self Love
11:31 – How you start to like yourself /...
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What do you think of when you hear the phrase “Man Up”? To continue the series with our friends from Love In Later Years, Stephanie’s husband Kels meets with Jeff Teichert, man-to-man, and discuss what it means to “man up”.

For more information on Love in Later Years, go to loveinlateryears.com

4:45 – Jeff’s Personal Story
7:55 – Kels’ Similar Story
9:09 – Kels stuck in Houston
11:49 – Jeff stranded in Snowville
14:21 – Shaming...
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Have you, or a loved one, ever dealt with addiction? Today’s guest is Tau Harrington. Tau relates his journey from dealing with his addiction, to finding hope in healing, and his message to others to achieve the same.

01:45 – Introduction of Tau Harrington
04:15 – Mixing of culture through marriage
10:44 – The Aloha Spirit
14:33 – The beginning of Opioid Addiction
19:33 – Realizing you are now addicted
24:13 – What it is like to withdraw
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Did you ever wish you had an instruction manual while dating? You wouldn’t be the only one.
My guests, Cathy and Jeff Teichert of Love in Later Years, asked that same question. Which is why they wrote the book “Intentional Courtship”. Now, you can hear their story.

Show Notes

1:50 – Teichert’s story of when they met
9:10 – You can’t feel love when you are putting on a show in your dating
19:24 – Getting to a healthy place before datin...
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March 31, 2022 32 min
Have you ever had an idea that both scares you and excites you at the same time? One that lifts your spirit and makes you smile just thinking about it. Kels supported me by making my dream come true of podcasting 300 feet in the air while parasailing while visiting our favorite vacation spot of South Padre Island, Texas.

1. Think about your goals.
2. Do a brainstorming session.
3. Write down every conceivable possibility of somethin...
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