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Therapists & Mental Health Professionals

  • Brian Peck, LCSW (Idaho, online) - religious trauma, religious abuse, spiritual crisis, post-traumatic stress, PTSD, C-PTSD,
  • Laura Anderson, LMFT (Tennessee, online) - domestic violence, abuse & trauma resolution, religious trauma, clinical hypnosis
  • Eden Hyder, MA, LPC, LCCA (North Carolina & Texas, online) - eating disorders, spiritual crisis & development, LGBTQ+, pre-marital, therapy for therapists

Articles & Research Resources

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Mental Health + Entrepreneurship

Evangelicalism + Business

Neurodiversity & Inclusion

Trauma & PTSD

Adverse Religious Experiences (AREs) 

Adverse Childhood Experiences

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Relationship Trauma

Multi-Level Marketing (Anti-MLM)

Gender / (Eco)Feminism


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Podcast Resources

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Our Own Podcast! Hooray!

Bare Naked Bravery—Way back in the summer of 2015 I was curious about this bizarre thing people were calling "bravery..." I started a podcast (as one does) and interviewed my friends (as one does). But then it grew into a bestselling book by the same name and eventually it even sprouted The School of Bravery! You'll hear so many guests and specialists discuss their own fears and feats of bravery.

Content note: The show is on hiatus while I record the next season of episodes, yay! Please know that *some* of what I did or said in the past as a business owner, I would not do or say today as a *trauma-informed* business owner... more on that later though! ;-)

Podcast Series & Long-Form Stories

**VERY IMPORTANT TRIGGER WARNING** It can be extremely freeing and empowering to hear echoes of your own experience in others' stories. It can also be a minefield for triggers. Please carefully listen to your own needs while listening to the stories below. You're also free to send us an email if you'd like help in pre-vetting any content. :-)

The Turning: The Sisters Who Left—Thousands of women gave up everything to follow Mother Teresa, joining her storied Catholic order, the Missionaries of Charity. But some found that life inside this fiercely private religious order was not what they’d imagined...

The Other Latif—Throughout this award-winning investigation of Detainee 244 at Guantanamo Bay, Radiolab’s Latif Nasser reflects on American values and his own religious past, and wonders how this prisoner could be his namesake, a fellow nerdy, suburban Muslim kid, yet travel such a strikingly different path...

American Queer—This podcast memoir tells of a gay man's journey out of fundamentalist Christianity into becoming his true self, as told by Kevin James Thornton. (Random fact: Kevin is one of my Nashville neighbors, cool!)

The Opportunist—Each season of this series asks questions like, how does an everyday person turn into a thief, a scammer or a cult leader? Season 1 dives into the story of internet cult leader, Sherry Shriner. Season 2 follows a pharmacist who carried out a decades-long deadly fraud that became the FBI's top priority.

Guru: The Dark Side of Enlightenment—When we face challenges in life, we seek answers from people we believe can help us. When tragedy strikes an exclusive retreat with a self-help superstar, many people are left to wonder: how far is too far? This podcast tells the story of James Arthur Ray who was a celebrity self-help "guru" and an Oprah-endorsed teacher. But friends and family members of his followers questioned his unorthodox methods, and tried to stop him. 

Conviction Season 2: American Panic—When John Quinney was ten years old, he took the stand to testify against his own father. He had come to believe that his dad Melvin was the murderous leader of a satanic cult. It would be decades before John would learn that his family was just one of many...

Podcasts From Our Friends & Niche-mates

We love that these peeps are out there being brave and doing their thing for the world in podcast format! The podcasts below are grouped by category and listed in no particular order. Anything you see is either a podcast I love just because or hosted by:

  • a personal friend
  • a beloved colleague
  • a niche-mates whose work I applaud
  • a person/show you might want to know exists in the world

By the way, it would be impossible to endorse every word, every career, or every product represented by these shows. Please use your badass internal-navigation to guide your listening. ;-)

Oh, and if you have suggestions to add to the list, send me an email! 

Happy podcast listening!


Re: Business & Money Stuff

Re: Trauma & General Mental Health

Re: DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) &  Anti-Racism

Re: Sex, Sexuality, Purity Culture  & Body-Image

Re: Religion, Religious Trauma & Cults

Re: Miscellaneous or Fun & Adventurous Nerdery

Technology Resources

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Psst! It takes a lot of time and money to make content for you. We're happy to do it, but with *some* of the links provided (not all) we offset some of our time investment through their affiliate programs. You can bet your butt the apps and tools below are vetted by us! Keep in mind that not every tool fits every person and if you'd like assistance pick the right technology for you and your business, we're here for you, too! In the meantime, please enjoy!


Automated Schedulers

If you're looking for a way to automate your appointments with clients or colleagues, I highly recommend using one of the following:

  • Fons | Excellent for those who see their clients on a regular and recurring basis. (i.e. music teachers, massage therapists, etc.) Plus, you'll get $25 for just trying them out!
  • Acuity | The automated appointment scheduler with all the bells and whistles for intake forms, payments, and more. 
  • Calendly | They've got a great freebie option if you're just getting started with online scheduling apps.

Apps & Subscriptions for Ease

If you're looking for ways to make your life easier on a daily basis, look no further than the list below!

  • Audible | for getting stuff done around the house *and* getting your reading list taking care of! Plus, your first book as a member of theirs could be Bare Naked Bravery!
  • Kindle Unlimited | If you're a voracious reader and need some help on that in your budget, you'll want unlimited eBooks on your eReader device. Duh!
  • CleanMyMac | Removes hidden system junk files. Performs in-depth malware checks. Uninstall apps, for good. Find large, old files.
  • | Automate traffic to your website by creating 12 months of social media content with every blog post.
  • Trello | The easy, free, flexible, and visual way to manage your projects and organize anything.
  • Streak | The only CRM that plugs directly into your Gmail inbox. A total lifesaver for those doing DIY publicity & booking!
  • Audiogram | Share audio snippets with your social media followers!

Miscellaneous Resources

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