How to overcome trauma and live your best life

June 6, 2018

Trauma is that line the separates the before and the after; the once was and now is. Whether mental, emotional, physical or spiritual the effects of are often the same. In this episode, I share a personal traumatic event and the 3 steps I took to climb to the other side: finding safety, grief/remembrance and re-writing my inner dialogue. These tools changed my life and brought me back to who I was before - only better and stronger. There is hope for you and your journey and I can't wait to see who you are on the other side. 

Show Notes:

My book, Forgiveness is not an Option: https://www.amazon.com/Forgiveness-Not-Option-Journey-Freedom/dp/1620200155/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1438031104&sr=8-1&keywords=forgiveness+is+not+an+option

Podcast Episode, Rising from Pain: https://behindthemirror.podbean.com/e/rising-from-pain-how-to-heal-from-heartache/

My blog: www.justajesusfollower.com

FB podcast group: www.justajesusfollower.com/podcast/podcastgroup

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/annadimmel

 

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The history behind Christian group behavior – Protestants and the current American church

May 30, 2018

In this episode I dig into American history with a look at the laws and religious customs of the Protestant colonists: how they behaved towards outsiders, how they viewed those who thought differently and how they treated those inside their faith who dared to step outside the lines. There are compelling similarities between the early colonists and the pattern of behavior inside American churches today.  If you’ve felt like an outsider, been mistreated by your faith community or wondered why American faith groups behave the way they do, you will find much hope and clarity in this conversation. The best way to protect our future is to understand our past. 

Show Notes:

My blog: www.justajesusfollower.com

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/annadimmel

Facebook Podcast Group: www.justajesusfollower.com/podcast/podcastgroup

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Aren’t we supposed to take the Bible literally? Candid answers from my evolving faith journey

May 24, 2018

In this episode, I tackle some common questions surrounding recent topics inside Christianity: what about taking the word of God literally? How do we know which perspectives on scripture are correct? Isn't the Bible clear on so many of these issues? How can so many "Christians" believe so differently? I admit to the bias lense I was taught to see with and share how I evolved into thinking differently.  I break down each of these questions from the view of scripture itself, the model of Jesus and our overall history as a faith group. There is an offering of peace and clarity inside this conversation as well as hope for unity. 

Show notes:

My blog: www.justajesusfollower.com

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/annadimmel

Podcast FB Group: www.justajesusfollower.com/podcast/podcastgroup

 

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Carlos Rodriguez of Happy Sonship - Why Deconstruction is a Good Thing

May 16, 2018

In this episode, I talk with pastor, author and blogger Carlos Rodriguez of happysonship.com. This has to be one of my favorite conversations this season. We candidly discuss the state of American Christianity and the current tension between Christians. He offers a unique perspective on how to make sense of the condemning God of the Old Testament versus the redemptive God of the New Testament and offers empathy and understanding for those who feel like they need a break from church. He shares insight as to what we can learn from this new up-and-coming-generation and why he believes deconstruction for Americans is not only needed but is a good thing.

Show Notes:

Carlos Rodriguez: www.happysonship.com

Anna's Blog: www.justajesusfollower.com

Podcast Facebook Group: www.justajesusfollower.com/podcast/podcastgroup

 

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Leaving the Christian norm – conversations with Micah J. Murray

May 9, 2018

I talk with blogger, writer and former evangelical ministry leader Micah J. Murray about his journey of leaving the Christian norm. Micah candidly shares his story of being raised inside a conservative Christian cult and the heresy he witnessed during his evangelical career. He shares his deep longing to know that God was good and equally the fear and loneliness he faced once he stepped outside the box. His story is honest, brave and covered in marks of Divine love. If you’re up for a candid, unfiltered conversation offering different ideas and perspectives (and don’t mind a bit of swearing) you’ll love this conversation.

Show Notes:

Micah Murray Blog: http://micahjmurray.com/

Podcast Group: www.justajesusfollower.com/podcast/podcastgroup

My Blog: www.justajesusfollower.com

 

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The freedom to own your story – without shame or regret

May 2, 2018

First of all, let me just say that YOU have an amazing story: one filled with hope, courage, tenacity and depth. But, often we don't see our stories that way. Instead we feel regret, guilt and shame over things we wish we could change. But, what if we were able to own our entire story without a tinge of regret or guilt? A lot of us don’t even think that’s possible, but I’m here to tell you, IT IS. In this episode I offer an alternative view to our journeys where there is no before and after – just one singular story filled with beauty and grace the entire way through. I think you’re going to LOVE this shift in perspective and I believe once you adopt this mindset, you will find a tremendous amount of peace and empowerment. 

FB Podcast group: www.justajesusfollower.com/podcast/podcastgroup

My Blog: www.justajesusfollower.com

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The power of safe relationships - the science of energy healing with Jim Lee

April 26, 2018

Whether you experienced trauma as a child or adult, according to Jim Lee, we all carry the effects of trauma. In this episode I talk with Jim Lee who currently serves as a trainer for the Splankna Therapy Institute which focuses on Christian mind-body protocol for energy psychology. We explore the topics of emotional pain, trauma, faith deconstruction, anger with God and relationship issues. He discusses how traumatic events can unknowingly affect our everyday life. Jim offers insight into ways we can identify our trauma triggers and understand our body’s natural responses to situations. He gives tools on how to transition out of unhealthy communities and cultivate new healthy, safe relationships.

Show Notes:

FB Group: www.justajesusfollower.com/podcast/podcastgroup

Jim Lee info: 

jlee@leeinnerfitness.com

www.splankna.com

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How to quickly interpret any dream – 3 simple steps to dream interpretation

April 18, 2018

Ever wake up from a dream and know that it meant something, but can’t figure out what that something was? Dreams have been a valuable source of connection with the Divine since Biblical times and are still a powerful way to gain clarity, hope and insight into relationships, jobs and many other issues we are facing in our daily life. Over the years, I’ve become fascinated by learning how to interpret dreams (and have gotten pretty good at it). I take years of research and practice and break it down into 3 simple steps that you can use to literally interpret any dream. You’ll hear examples from my own experiences as well as a live call from a friend as I walk her through interpreting her recent (troubling) dream.

Blog: www.justajesusfollower.com

Podcast FB group: www.justajesusfollower.com/podcast/podcastgroup

 

Resources noted in the episode:

Biblical meaning of numbers:

http://www.biblestudy.org/bibleref/meaning-of-numbers-in-bible/introduction.html

Article from Berkeley:

https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/why_your_brain_needs_to_dream

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My raw moment of fear, anxiety and heartbreak

April 11, 2018

This episode is a bit different - in this episode I share a recording from my car, when was battling fear, anxiety and total heartbreak. I let you in on this raw moment and truly take an exposing look at divorce, faith issues and my personal heartache. If you've ever had moments when you felt like no one in the world understood your pain, this episode is for you. This episode is for everyone who feels alone in their hurt or in their story. You are beloved. You are seen. And, my friends, you are not alone.

Show notes:

Podcast Facebook group: www.justajesusfollower.com/podcast/podcastgroup

Podcast voicemail: 913-890-3528

 

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Difficult Relationships - boundaries and gaining your power back

April 4, 2018

We all have relationships that are exhausting - you know, the ones that leave you drained and feeling frustrated afterwards? Yeah, THOSE. Some are life long friends that we don't know how to navigate, others are family that we love deeply but continually feel let down by and others are just difficult people that we are stuck constantly dealing with. In this episode I talk about how to set healthy expectations and boundaries where needed. I also share (from experience) what to do with one-sided friendships and how you know when it's time to move on. I also tackle those really hard (even nasty and mean) people that you feel defeated by. This is a valuable episode and I look forward to sharing some tips and tricks that have brought me freedom and peace in some of my hardest relationships.

Show notes:

Podcast facebook group: www.justajesusfollower.com/podcast/podcastgroup

Podcast voicemail: 913-890-3528

 

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