Stories of Hope in Hard Times

Stories of Hope in Hard Times

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Motivating and Inspiring Lessons Learned in Adversity


4 Winning Mindsets in Times of Crisis
Mar 25 • 27 min
With all of the craziness of Coronavirus sweeping the world it is critical to examine 4 mindsets that can help us survive and thrive during these hard times. IntroductionWelcome to another episode of Tamara’s Takeaways on the Stories of Hope in Hard Times…
Matt Bowen: Not Letting Paralysis Paralyze My Life
Mar 18 • 61 min
Matt Bowen shares how an accident that left him paralyzed transformed his life. He has learned, grown, and is now sharing his story of hope with others. BioMatt Bowen is a Utah native and has always been very active playing football, basketball, lacrosse,…
3 Tips for Hard Times You Can’t Afford To Miss
Mar 11 • 20 min
On today’s episode, we’re going to talk a little bit about rolling hills, earthly angels, and an important lesson I learned after I broke my collar bone. Also I’m instituting a fun new tradition at the end of my episode today (so we aren’t so serious all…
Roxanne Granata: How God Helped Me With My Husband’s Pornography Addiction
Mar 3 • 67 min
What do you do when you find out your spouse is deeply involved with pornography and lying about it? Roxanne Granata shares her story and the lessons learned with God’s help. Roxanne Granata: How God Helped Me with My Husband’s Pornography…
Tamara’s Takeaway: 4 Critical Choices in Hard Times
Feb 25 • 28 min
Tamara shares her takeaways from her interview with Jeff Steinberg. They include some personal stories and 4 critical choices we can make during hard times. 4 Critical Choices in Hard TimesHello my friends and welcome to another episode of Tamara’s…
Jeff Steinberg: Why Having No Arms Doesn’t Stop Me From Living Life
Feb 18 • 72 min
Jeff Steinberg humorously shares the lessons learned after he was born with no arms and ‘gimpy legs.’ God taught him he is a masterpiece in progress. Jeff Steinberg: Why Having No Arms Doesn’t Stop Me From Living LifeJeff Steinberg BioJeff Steinberg calls…
Tamara’s Takeaway: The One Thing We Need More Of
Feb 11 • 22 min
Tamara K. Anderson expounds on the one thing the world needs in today’s world, why it’s important, and how to problem solve getting it in our lives. The One Thing We Need More OfWelcome to another episode of Tamara’s Takeaways. I’m your host Tamara K.…
Wendy Andersen: Changing Expectations for a Happy Life
Feb 4 • 52 min
Wendy Andersen shares powerful lessons and tips she learned about redefining normal after her son was diagnosed with tuberous sclerosis and autism. Wendy Andersen: Changing Expectations For A Happy LifeBioWendy Andersen is an accomplished author, speaker,…
Tamara’s Takeaway: 3 Tips to Build Momentum and Growth
Jan 28 • 16 min
In this episode, Tamara K. Anderson shares 3 tips which build momentum and growth by sharing personal stories, quotes and examples. Welcome to another Takeaways Episode of Stories of Hope in Hard Times! Last week we had Kelly Walker, The Queen of…
Kelly Walker: From Gamer to The Queen of Manifesting
Jan 21 • 44 min
Kelly Walker completely changed her life from a video game junkie to become The Queen of Manifesting. She shares her journey and the lessons learned along the way on this week’s episode of Stories of Hope in Hard Times. Kelly Walker: From Gamer to The…
TAMARA K. ANDERSON: HOW I OVERCAME MY FEAR TO PODCASTING
Jan 15 • 21 min
In this episode, Tamara K. Anderson shares how scared she really was to start podcasting and the tips and goals which helped her overcome this fear. Tamara K. Anderson: How I Overcame My Fear to PodcastingI am so excited to announce an epic change in the…
Alan Gulledge – Setting Goals, Facing Fears and Recovering with Faith
Jan 8 • 59 min
After a life-altering accident, Alan Gulledge learned to set powerful goals, face his fears, and move forward with faith. He now helps others learn reach their physical goals as a coach. Alan Gulledge - Setting Goals, Facing Fears and Recovering with…
A SPECIAL CHRISTMAS GIFT: 2 AUDIO CHAPTERS FROM MY BOOK, NORMAL FOR ME
Dec 23, 2019 • 59 min
As a Christmas gift to her listeners, Tamara shares two audio chapters from her book, Normal for Me. One chapter talks about her son’s diagnosis of autism and the other how God helps us learn to problem solve the challenges we face. A Special Christmas…
Richard Paul Evans: Lessons From Brokenness, Bullying, and Tourette’s
Dec 11, 2019 • 46 min
Did you know NY Times Bestselling author Richard Paul Evans was bullied as a child or that he lived in a home infested with rats? Listen as he shares the stories which shaped him to become one of the most loved and heart-stirring authors today. Richard…
Brad Neufeld: 14 Tips to Face the Holiday Blues with Cheer
Nov 27, 2019 • 55 min
Today we are going to focus on the holiday season, and how we can overcoming the sadness and holiday blues which sometime accompany this time of year. 14 Tips to Face the Holiday Blues with CheerBrad J. Neufeld ( who was previously interviewed on Stories…
Hannah Coles: A New Identity After Dyslexia Diagnosis
Nov 13, 2019 • 50 min
In this episode Hannah shares how she overcame her own internal struggles after her daughter was diagnosed with dyslexia. Learning A New Identity After A Dyslexia Diagnosis Hannah’s Bio Hannah Coles is a mom to 4 amazing children and has been married for…
Alan Smith: Finding Perspective After Losing A Child
Oct 30, 2019 • 58 min
In this episode Alan Smith shares how he was able to take health struggles and the death of a child, and find happiness even after extreme pain. How Alan Found Perspective and Peace After His Son’s Death. Alan’s Bio Alan was born and raised in Utah. He is…
Cristine Price: The Miracles Which Helped Me Overcome Addiction
Oct 16, 2019 • 55 min
In this episode Cristine shares her journey from drug addiction to mental health counselor and the miracles which shaped her life: prayer, choice, and God’s grace. The Miracles Which Helped Me Overcome Addiction Cristine’s Bio Over 30 years ago, Christine…
Erin Nimmer: Overcoming Bipolar Disorder and Postpartum Depression
Oct 2, 2019 • 60 min
Erin thought she had depression in high school. She was finally correctly diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and Postpartum Depression, and has since found help and hope. Erin’s Bio Erin was born and raised in Arizona, where she played high school…
Aleesha McMurdo: The Power of Forgiveness and Healing
Sep 18, 2019 • 66 min
Even though she was a victim most of her life, Aleesha has found freedom and healing in forgiveness with God’s help. She now finds peace helping others. Aleesha’s Bio Aleesha is a joy filled passionate woman. She is the mother of four amazing children…
Jennifer Hepworth: Handling Cystic Fibrosis and a Faith Crisis
Sep 4, 2019 • 57 min
Jen’s whole life changed when her daughter was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. She shares valuable advice on how to find joy and hope even with diagnosis. Jennifer’s Bio Jennifer Hepworth is a wonderful woman who was born in Southern California, but calls…
Julie Cluff: 11 Tips For Healing and Dealing With Grief
Aug 21, 2019 • 68 min
Julie’s life changed one day when two of her children died in a car accident. She shares heartfelt tips on how to recover from & help others through grief. About Julie Julie Cluff is a full-time entrepreneur, Build a Life After Loss podcaster, hope giver,…
Lark Galley: Everybody Matters!
Aug 7, 2019 • 68 min
Lark Galley shares lessons learned from divorce and suicide: You are not alone, everyone matters, and there is NOTHING that cannot be resolved or overcome. Lark’s Bio Lark has lived all over the United States and seemed to attend a different school every…
John Lee Dumas: 8 Tips to Ensure Success
Jul 24, 2019 • 37 min
John Lee Dumas shares 8 tips that helped him become a successful entrepreneur. They include working hard, having accountability, and 100% commitment. Interview with John Lee Dumas John Lee Dumas Bio John Lee Dumas grew up in Maine and was an active duty…
Andrea Sorensen: What God Taught Me Through the Addiction of Loved Ones
Jul 10, 2019 • 70 min
Andrea has been able to thrive despite growing up in a home with an alcoholic father and a mother addicted to opioids. Find out what lessons she learned along her bumpy road and how she overcame a victim’s mentality. Andrea’s Bio Andrea was raise in Utah…
Megan Kroff – Clinging to Faith Through Health Challenges
Jun 26, 2019 • 74 min
Megan Kroff shares how she kept her faith having a child with a heart problem and Prader-Willi Syndrome as well as her personal struggles with anxiety and bipolar disorder. Megan’s Bio Megan was born and raised in St. George, Utah but has also lived in…
Shanna Johnson: How Writing Letters Helped Heal my Grief
Jun 12, 2019 • 70 min
Shanna shares her journey through grief after she had a stillborn baby and how writing some important letters helped her heal with God’s help. Shanna Johnson: How Writing Letters Helped Heal my Grief Shanna’s Bio Wife and mother to 9 children, two of…
Claudia Bretzing: Lessons, Tips and Advice from Cancer
May 29, 2019 • 60 min
Claudia shares the many lessons, tips, and bits of advice she learned along her battle with breast cancer. God got her through and she learned to trust Him. Claudia Bretzing: Lessons, Tips and Advice from Cancer Claudia Bretzing is a wife, mother of six,…
Judy Cromar: Asking God the Right Questions
May 15, 2019 • 48 min
Judy shares the story of her husband being diagnosed & passing away from Non Hodgkin Lymphoma at age 25–leaving her to learn hard lessons as a young widow. Judy Cromar: Asking God the Right Questions Judy’s Bio Judy grew up in Samoa, Germany, and Oregon.…
Rebecca Christians: Healing and Fulfilling a Vow to God
May 1, 2019 • 57 min
Listen as a mother shares her journey through grief after her daughter commits suicide. God inspires her how to help others even as she is healing herself. Rebecca Christians: Healing and Fulfilling a Vow to God Rebecca’s Bio Rebecca has lived in…
Jason Hague: Feeling Both Joy and Sorrow with Autism
Apr 17, 2019 • 53 min
Jason Hagues shares his journey from feeling numb, moving to aching joy with his son Jack, who has autism. There are seasons of both sorrow and joy. Jason Hague: Feeling Both Joy and Sorrow with Autism Jason Hague Bio Jason grew up in the piney woods of…
The Anderson Family: One Family’s Perspective on Autism
Apr 3, 2019 • 68 min
Listen as I interview a family on how their lives have been changed for the better because of two sons with autism. Lessons, advice, tips and love shared. The Anderson Family: One Family’s Perspective on Autism Anderson family Bio Justin (old) according…
Jamie Middlecamp: The Blessings Of A Down Syndrome Child
Mar 20, 2019 • 62 min
Jamie shares the 5 lessons she learned having a son with Down Syndrome. She also explains how God helped and gives IEP advice. Jamie’s Bio Wife and mother of three–her oldest has Down Syndrome Meme to her two treasures Lived most of her live in North West…
Brad Neufeld: The American Dream Falls Apart
Mar 6, 2019 • 76 min
Brad Neufeld has hit many rock bottom moments in that have put him on a path to mentor troubled teens. He also shares life lessons learned in hard times. Brad J. Neufeld: The American Dream Falls Apart Brad’s Bio Brad was born in Bakersfield, California…
Sarah Gowans: Lessons from a Bike Crash, Kidney Disease, and Divorce
Feb 20, 2019 • 63 min
After a bike crash, Sarah’s daughter was diagnosed with kidney disease, and then her marriage fell apart. She shares lessons on survival with God’s help. Sarah Gowans: Lessons from a Bike Crash, Kidney Disease, and Divorce Bio Sometimes people have…
Cindy Cloninger: 5 Lessons & 14 Tips Learned from the Death of a Spouse
Feb 6, 2019 • 70 min
Cindy Cloninger learned many lessons as her husband struggled with brain cancer. Enjoy her 5 lessons and 14 tips learned from the death of a spouse. 5 Lessons & 14 Tips Learned from the Death of a Spouse About Cindy 6 children who have issues ranging from…
Alissa McClure: Lessons from a Broken Home, Infertility and Preemies
Jan 23, 2019 • 55 min
Alissa shares the lessons learned from her life’s challenges breaking the poverty cycle, surviving infertility and watching her preemies struggle to live. About Alissa McClure Raised in poverty in a broken home Became a teacher Children’s book author…
Jerald Simon: Falling off a Cliff, Job Loss, and Possible Death of a Spouse
Jan 23, 2019 • 54 min
Jerald shares the many lessons he learned from surviving falling off a cliff, watching his wife bleed-out, and dealing with a sudden job loss. Wisdom and Lessons from Jerald Simon About Jerald Simon Husband to Zanny, and a father to his wonderful…
Podcast Intro and My Story of Hope
Jan 23, 2019 • 36 min
Tamara introduces her podcast Stories of Hope in Hard Times. She also shares lessons learned from a car accident and having two sons on the autism spectrum. Stories of Hope in Hard Times Introduction My reason for doing this podcast–love learning from…
Trailer for Stories of Hope in Hard Times
Dec 10, 2018 • 1 min
To gear up for the launch of my podcast I made a trailer. Yes, I know usually trailers are only for movies, but this is a 2 minute podcast trailer. It will give you a peek at what my podcast is all about and and who I am doing this podcast for. Have you…