The Good, The Bad, The Family

It might be the family you were born into, or the family you choose, but either way... it comes with The Good and The Bad... They’re still your family!

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Friday Nov 11, 2022

Today's guests are Angela Porter, licensed professional clinical counselor, and Andrew Heartman, certified surrogate partner. 
On this episode we explore the dynamic between surrogate partners, clients, and therapists. We identify ways that this can impact how a person relates to others, provide healing, and change lives. Andrew shares how being a surrogate partner has impacted his personal life, and together we work toward de-stigmatizing surrogate partner therapy so it can become more accessible.
Make sure to follow me on social media and check out my website for more information and resources.
Want to learn more? Check out these resources Andrew provides:
TV documentary about SPT
Andrew's website
The presentation Dr. Heather Howard and I did for ISSWSH, "Surrogate Partner Therapy: Tools and Lessons that all Providers can apply to Patient Care" is 2nd on this page of videos and interviews.
Surrogate Partner Collective
Surrogate Partner Code of Conduct
Legal and Ethical Statement
How SPT has changed since its inception.
Professional Courses (eligible for AASECT CEs):
Collaborating with Surrogate Partners in the Triadic Model
How to Help Generalize Surrogate Partner Therapy
International Professional Surrogates Association (IPSA)


Friday Oct 07, 2022

Friday Oct 07, 2022

There is a constant demand for authenticity in a culture that strives for perfection. I don’t think these two things can coexist… in fact, I believe that perfection doesn’t exist. Join me in this episode as I explore the impact perfectionism and perfectionist thinking has on our relationships, life, and self worth. And I also share some thoughts on how we can change our narrative about perfectionism. 
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Tuesday Sep 06, 2022

On this episode of Family Time, join me and my siblings in a discussion about Meme Sharing... we think it's the new love language and we definitely agree that it is a major factor in culture today. We explore the ways we engage with memes, what it means to share them... and what happens when you get a meme that isn't funny.
What do you think?
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Sunday Aug 07, 2022

I'm joined by my friends/co-worker for a discussion on TikTok and Instagram therapy influencers. We share our thoughts on the benefits and risks of social media therapy. We also discuss some of our personal habits with social media, and throw in some ideas on how we can reduce the negative impact all this has on our life and relationships.
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Boredom and Personal Power

Thursday Jun 30, 2022

Thursday Jun 30, 2022

What's personal power? And what does it have to do with being bored? Join me as I explore this connection and chat with some family members about what they do when they're bored.
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Thursday May 26, 2022

Books, podcasts, brochures, and resources discuss grief in relation to the loss of a loved one. But grief expands beyond death and has no limits to its reach. We grieve for any change in our life, from the smallest differences to the biggest losses. Grief touches us when we change a daily routine or habit and reaches deep into our body when we move away from our family or hometown. In this episode I explore the grief of a military spouse and ways we can transform through our grief.
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*Here are the journal prompts recommended in this episode:
Describe what your grief feels like to you.
What messages did you learn about grief and how are they blocking you from trusting, thinking, and feeling?
Reclaim your thoughts and feelings. Create a timeline of the losses you’ve experienced over your lifetime. Ask yourself, how are these losses impacting my life?

Wednesday Apr 13, 2022

In this episode I am joined by my peer, friend, classmate, and fellow military spouse, Trisha Johnson. Trisha is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in North Carolina and Marine Spouse of 15 years. She shares her story of being a spouse and military family, and working with military members and their family. I am always amazed by Trisha's knowledge and compassion for her job and family.
If you want to learn more about Trisha and her work check out Moments Matter Therapy online or on Instagram!

Friday Apr 08, 2022

Join me in a new series I'm calling, "The Good, The Bad, The Military Family," where I join in conversation with military spouses about the hardships and struggles of military life and military culture.
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Family Time: Cancel Culture

Monday Mar 07, 2022

Monday Mar 07, 2022

On this episode I explore cancel culture with my dad and brother. We share a lot of thoughts and feelings about the purpose of cancel culture and the potential damage it causes to society. We also explore how cancel culture is a result of society lacking the ability to cope with strong feelings... what's the solution? Listen to our answers and let me know what you think! Find me on instagram @aluceromft or email me!

Ugh... Resentment

Wednesday Mar 02, 2022

Wednesday Mar 02, 2022

In this episode I explore feelings of resentment and grief, and how relationships can be a powerful tool in helping us work through and process what we're experiencing. 
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