Welcome to the Rising For Women Podcast!

The world will change for women when women change how we walk in it.

Each week we're going to have hard conversations. We're going to explore new options, and we're going to have real straight talk because we have faith women can handle it.

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Exploring Consensual Non-Monogamy

Episode 19

In this episode, we interview a special guest, Molly Jenkins, LMFT, who specializes in working with polyamorous relationships.
Our conversation explores some of the benefits and risks involved and reasons why one might consider opening up a monogamous relationship to include other partners. What we discover dispels some of our conventional beliefs and judgments about the meaning of such pursuits.
We discuss how one partner might introduce this subject without destroying the primary relationship and the delicacy of such conversations.
We also discuss the importance of women holding on to what you know will best serve you on your journey to Rising and how to keep internal or external pressures from leading you to make the wrong decision for yourself. Read Now

Affairs Part II: Women and Cheating

Episode 18

It may seem like an easy solution: I can keep my family, lifestyle, and go outside the marriage and feel better.  Unfortunately, affairs go against your values, force you to lie, and if you have an agreement to be monogamous, then cheating is breaking a promise. This podcast talks about why women have affairs, what they're looking for, and why affairs are not the answer. Read Now

Affairs Part I: Being Betrayed

Episode 17

In part 1 of “Dealing with Infidelity” we discuss the impact of affairs on the betrayed partner. This podcast explores the deep feelings of betrayal that affairs trigger and looks at the components necessary for healing to occur.  Listen in as we talk about how to navigate through the painful discovery of your partners betrayal and guide you through the do’s and don’ts of recovery. If you’ve ever been rocked by a cheating spouse, this is one episode you won’t want to miss! Read Now

Relationship Numbing

Episode 16

Relationship Crutches or "Misery stabilizers" (Terry Real)  are the things we use to soothe ourselves for a short period of time so we
can live with and/or avoid our unhappiness.  They allow us to escape the everyday upsets or disappointments in our relationships or lives so we don’t have to face reality. Tune in to hear what they are, how they show up, what they cost you, and how to know if you're avoiding or simply relaxing. Read Now

Love’s Myths

Episode 15

In this podcast we explore three common myths about love:
1. "My partner should love me no matter what"
2. "Great relationships are always hot, passionate, exciting and fun and have no conflict"
3.  "Your love will save me"
Listen in and discover what healthy true love really looks and feels like. Learn what it takes to find it, be okay without it, and how to keep it.
If you have comments, thoughts, questions, or requests, take a moment to write them in the comment section below. We'd love to hear from you!

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Standing Up to Bullying

Episode 14

Many of the dynamics that led up to the rioting at the capitol are the very same dynamics that get played out in homes, offices, and nations all over the world. This podcast discusses how enabling a bully emboldens them to escalate their bullying. Every time an individual, party, or government takes a short-term "keep the peace" stance, they send a message that the harmful behavior is okay. Healthy relationships require accountability, limits, consequences, and authentic repair. This is as true in your home as in offices, governments, nations, and our world.  Read Now

Men and Relationality

Episode 13

75% of divorces are initiated by women. On this podcast we talk straight to men about how to show up more relationally to avoid becoming another divorce statistic. Read Now

Over-responsibility

Episode 12

In this episode, we talk about over-responsibility as women, especially during the holidays and how to navigate asking for help and how to accept help when it's offered. Read Now

The Power of Setting Limits

Episode 11

Join us as we explore Relational Limit setting and learn how to be effective in setting limits.  Master the skill of using your words and actions to take care of yourself regardless of the other person's response. Read Now

The Vice-Presidential Debate

Episode 10

Join us this week we discuss our impressions of the vice presidential debate and how it shows where women are at in our society and in politics. Read Now

Women and Dating

Episode 9

Join us this week as we tackle the topic of dating and share 10 tips to dating with a Grounded Powerful Strength. Read Now

Rape Culture

Episode 8

Join me this week as I embark on the difficult topic of rape culture with guest Kimberly Krautter, a Social Impact Consultant. Read Now

Women and Blame

Episode 7

Join us this week as we talk about women and blame. Women often blame themselves for the behaviors of others, apologize for things they have nothing to apologize for and excuse others for actions that they would never excuse from themselves. Read Now

Patriarchy, Misogyny, & Gender Socialization

Episode 6

Join us on this episode as we discuss the intersection of sexism, patriarchy, gender socialization, and misogyny and how all of these keep women down and make it more difficult for them to rise with a Ground Powerful Strength. Read Now

Women and Self-Esteem

Episode 5

Join us on the newest episode of The Rising podcast as we talk about women and self-esteem. Listen as we explore where women go awry with our esteem, why so many women struggle to have healthy self-esteem and what women can do to own their worth rather than forever trying to prove they have it.

We can’t wait for you to join us in these video podcasts! Share your stories below, asks us questions, and let us know how it goes as you incorporate the information and challenges into your lives.

In the meantime, stay healthy, speak your truth, own your worth and walk in the world with a Grounded Powerful Strength! Read Now

Systemic Racism

Episode 4

Welcome to another round-table discussion on The Rising Podcast with two of my favorite colleagues, Dee Marcotte and Arlene Neuman! In this episode, we take a hard look at the systemic racism plaguing our country.  Listen in as we explore racism, riots, policing, and, white privilege. Join us as we talk about resources to learn more and suggestions on how to become anti-racist in a systemically racist world. Enjoy the conversation and as always, if you like this episode, please share it with your friends!
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Difficult Relationships

Episode 3

Tune in to this episode of The Rising Podcast as we explore difficult relationships. In this episode we explore:
* Common behaviors women do that are keeping them stuck
* What the costs are to these behaviors
* How to step in differently and effectively create change in difficult relationships

Getting Through the Covid Shut Down

Episode 2

Welcome to our Covid-19 podcast episode! In this episode, we do things a bit differently and have a round table discussion.  I'm excited to be sitting down with two of my favorite colleagues, Dee Marcotte and Arlene Neuman, to talk about cultivating your Grounded Powerful Strength during a pandemic. Enjoy the conversation, stay grounded, and if you like this episode, please share it with your friends.
Stay healthy!

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Introduction to The Rising

Episode 1

In this first episode of the podcast, Lisa explores what The Rising for Women is about, what it means for women to rise, and explores the concepts of a GPS (Grounded Powerful Strength) and why that’s so important in our world today. Read Now

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