Episode 000 – Introducing Road to Relovery

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From blog to podcast, this is Road to Relovery…

This bi-weekly podcast is focused on empowering women in the midst of overcoming unexpected emotional trauma, like loss. Sometimes loss shows up as death, a break-up, a divorce, or even an awakening to something greater, where for the future to thrive, the past must die. 

Join us on this journey — each of us on our own unique road to relovery. 

Hosted by Octavia Reese

 

“I started the Road to Relovery blog after one particularly throwing post-divorce romantic endeavor. I had to learn how to date again in this weird swiping world I wasn’t prepared for the disposability of people and affection. I was easily replaceable. I was quickly forgettable. I was crushed. So I started writing about it. And the response was inspiring. The more I opened up about my own struggles and growing pains, the more I learned I wasn’t in this alone – I was part of a secret sisterhood of silently suffering beauties – women smothered by expectations, crippled from emotional manipulation, exhausted by putting everyone else’s needs first and crumbling under the pressure of rejection and low self-worth. A lot of us are in that space. I still feel it too – not daily anymore, but it still bubbles up to the surface.

Like Ariana Danou wrote, ‘she made broken look beautiful…’

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So now I’m taking those articles to the airwaves to keep sharing, inspiring and talking about the issues that we’re often too ashamed to vocalize.

By subscribing to this podcast, you’re going to learn a lot about me. Probably a lot more than you ever wanted to know. But hopefully my vulnerability will meet you on your own road to relovery and we can get a little healthier, a little faster, together.

We’ll approach topics ranging from divorce and dating to parenting and politics. I’ll tell you a little why the subject matters to me, why I am triggered or inspired, and what kinds of tools and information has helped me put new positive habits into practice.”

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S2 Episode 5: Kiss Your Aunt Butt

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Nan and Octavia catch up on big news, accelerating good stuff, and revisit their goals.

The two authors also discuss social media success and the struggle to develop a following without losing focus on their true passion — writing.

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S2 Episode 4: The Standard of Mattering Part 2 — Three Weeks Later

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On this second representation episode, Nan and Octavia dive into a conversation about women and LGBTQ folks in media. They discuss the Bechdel Test, and come clean about books and movies they love that don’t make the Bechdel cut.

Nan gets vulnerable about the TV-MA warning on an innocent queer situation in one of her favorite sitcoms, and both authors shed a few tears about the portrayal of otherness and wrongness they face as marginalized people.



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S2 Episode 3: The Standard of Mattering Part 1 – It Was Your Dream, not Your Butt

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This week, Nan & Octavia finally take on the beautifully intimidating and critically important beast: representation in literature. Part 1 of this multi-part series focuses on the need for racial representation. The authors talk about how the void in diverse character casting in literature, film and television affected them throughout their lives, including how people react and relate to them, even today. Listen, take notes, and choose to be an inclusive, compassionate and excellent human every day.

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S2 Episode 2: Still gotta people with the people

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Nan and Octavia get back to routine with weekly goals and discuss the importance of embracing your own unique timing of success.

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Correction: In this episode, Octavia said “Captain America” and she totally absolutely meant “Captain Planet” and is super embarrassed.

This episode is dedicated to supporting Sleep in Heavenly Peace via Go Fund Me.

Want to join me in making a difference? I’m raising money for Sleep in Heavenly Peace Inc,  any donation will help make an impact. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to me.

More information about Sleep in Heavenly Peace Inc: Sleep in Heavenly Peace Mission Statement is that NO KID SLEEPS ON THE FLOOR IN OUR TOWN! All children deserve a safe, comfortable place to lay their heads. In Idaho and across the US, too many boys and girls go without a bed, or even a pillow to sleep on. These children end up sleeping on couches, blankets, and even floors. This can affect their happiness and their health. https://www.shpbeds.org/

S2 Episode 1: Get some business and mind it (Part 2)

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Nan and Octavia pick up where they left off in Part 1 with their list of Top Ten things to love to hate about haters. It’s ok to read that sentence again if you need to. The show is condensed for you, but enjoy some of the giggliest outtakes at the end of the episode.

Moral of the story to haters: hey folks, get some business and MIND IT!

Moral of the story to writers: Stay strong, be you, tell your story, and keep moving into your own great future.

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This episode is brought to you by Bamenda Coffee.

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S2 Episode 1: Get some business and mind it (Part 1)

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Nan and Octavia ARE BACK, PEACHES! We’re back at it with a killer Top 10 list where we not only throw shade at all our haters, but we actually spend about two hours talking about them. No really, it’s not just whining.

How to get over the negativity people throw at you when you’re doing your best…

That, and of course the most random randomness. Ever. And knee highs. And mallows. And Grahams.

Check out our new intro, our new branding, our new news. Happy Writing in 2019!

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This episode is brought to you by Bamenda Coffee.

3. No L.P. – Surf’s Up

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For Episode 3, the ladies head to Chicago’s South Side for a visit to Surf’s Up, where owner Vanetta shares REAL soul food and the wisdom of her non-linear path to owning a restaurant.

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Season 1 Finale – Part 2

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Finale’s finale! The aspiring full-time authors pulled their brains together — mostly — to complete their other Top Ten list: Top Ten Goals for 2019.

Stalled has always valued goals and Nan and Octavia use goals to help push along their careers as well as hold each other accountable along the way, so ending one year with goals for the next year seems only right.

Packed with all the regular tangential silliness, this episode get surprisingly deep, too.

Happy Writing.

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2. Trust – Batter & Berries Part 2

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The FML ladies get to the heart of the Batter & Berries establishment, with co-owner Craig Richardson, as he explains what makes Batter & Berries tick, then defines what true partnership means to him. Today’s menu serves up a bit of parenting, partnership and passion.

Plus two surprise guest visits at the end of the episode — don’t miss it!

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This episode brought to you by Bamenda Coffee, coming to you online in January 2019.

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