To start off Season 2, we are going to switch gears a little bit and start talking more about health. Physical health, mental health, spiritual health, and all the things in between. Our first guest of this new season fits that bill perfectly. We are speaking to Marine Corp Veteran, personal trainer, CEO of IAMSUPPS, husband, and father Brandon Mancine. As a personal trainer, Brandon knows the importance of keeping himself in shape; and that was most prevalent in 2017 when he was in an accident that could have easily ruined his life. However, his strength, conditioning, and body knowledge changed the course of his injury surprising the doctors and nurses. Brandon began his supplement business IAMSUPPS to give people quality supplements. The idea of supplements is that they are in addition to the healthy, nutritious food you're already feeding your body. No matter how good the supplement is, it will never work as well as it should if the food your eating is subpar. Your food is always the base with high quality supplements rounding out what is unavailable or in higher need. As moms, we think that it is important to make sure that not only are we healthy ourselves, but that we lead our families into a healthy lifestyle. Brandon spends this episode talking to us about the importance of strengthening our bodies to prepare for whatever life throws at you. We are guides for our children, and if we do not model the type of lifestyle we want them to live, then they will grow up less healthy dealing with issues that could have been prevented in childhood. It's time to start making dinner with healthy, whole foods and sit down at the table together. Are you working to keep your family healthy? What does Brandon say you can do to help your family become healthier? Listen to this episode to find out what you can do to help be the leader over your family's health.
This episode is an Instagram live we did with Rick Lynn and his beautiful wife Garland to promote his new single Ain't Just Me. A song written about being a single parent like Garland was when she met Rick. We spent this episode discussing with Rick the independent music business, working a full-time job, along with being a husband and a father. It was such a fun episode getting a behind the scenes look into their lifestyle. They are super genuine people who truly follow the mentality of faith, family, and freedom. We are blessed to speak to Rick again and add his wonderful wife to the conversation.
Before listening to Part 2 of this interview with Rick Lynn and his wife Garland, please make sure you listen to Part 1 (our Instagram Live interview from last week) as we are going to be picking up where we left off. During this episode we talk to Rick about his new single and the impact he's heard it's had on the listeners. For single parents, it's a great anthem for all the amazing work you do every day. We then continue our conversation with Garland to talk about motherhood and marriage. As a mom of an 11 year old boy and a 4 year old girl, Garland gets both perspectives and we chatted about which gender/age is harder. It's always nice to hear other parent's stories and how they deal with the craziness of the world.
On today's episode we are so blessed to have Tom Althouse... father, abuse survivor, voice for the voiceless, writer of screenplays and off-broadway shows, and the original writer of the screenplay the Immortals, which many of you now know as the billion dollar series called The Matrix. Unfortunately, he didn't get any name recognition, money, or credit for the writing of this series. Instead, he lost two sons and all his jobs were taken from him. But he's still fighting to get the truth out there and he's joining us today to continue speaking his truth.
Recently, Emma interviewed Tom on her podcast the Imagination. We recommend that you take the time to go and listen to that episode here as it will give you some additional context to our episode today. Although some areas may overlap, they are different podcasts with different messages and we would appreciate you listening to both episodes and support Tom.
Along with Tom's story about the Matrix and the hardships he's been through, we discuss his family, how he's raised his son, and what he's learned that is beneficial to all growing children. The concept of layering is not only a term used in acting, but something he is beginning to teach adolescents as it is a huge part of their growing up. They no longer see the world as one feeling, but a grouping of feelings that make up their experiences. If we can see the importance of this growth, we’ll begin to understand why adolescence is such a pivotal part of growth and development.
We thank Tom for his candid conversation and continued bravery. God Bless!
On today's episode we're speaking with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Self-Defense teacher, Becca McLean. As a 32 year old stay at home mom of 3, suffering from some health issues and unable to be physically active like she was used to, she decided that even if she couldn't participate like she wanted to, she was going to enroll her kids into Jiu-Jitsu. She wanted to make sure that they were able to protect themselves from the history of pain and abuse that Becca herself suffered through. For four years, Becca watched as her two oldest children learned and competed. While battling anxiety and depression from her childhood trauma and domestic abuse situations as an adult, Becca decided that it was time for to take her daughters place on the mats when she switched to wrestling. As a teacher, she not only teaches women to defend themselves, but to reach deep inside and find out the why. Why are you in a self-defense class? This episode becomes more about breaking through the traumas, the unbelief in yourself, the feeling of unworthiness. Because as Becca put it...if you don't feel worthy enough, you won't feel worthy enough to fight and save when the time comes. Self-defense is not only knowing the moves to save yourself, it's about knowing that you are worthy enough to live and fight for. This episode hits home. It goes beyond self-defense and digs deep into who we are as women. What we need to look at under the layers we create from our past. We are blessed to have Becca on this episode and wish her best of luck with her career and the ladies whom she serves.
On today's episode we're speaking to child safety educator, Yami Pence. For 7 years, Yami worked in law enforcement, with the last 3 of those years as a Crimes Against Children detective. She has seen some horrific things and after becoming a mom herself, felt called by God to start educating parents and adults on keeping kids safe.
We start our conversation by discussing what is appropriate to share online. Since many friends and family do not live near each other, social media is often used to share everyday life experiences. Yami tells us about ways to protect our kids while sharing with those close to us.
Sleepovers are another important topic for Yami as that is where many issues can arise. Becky’s 11 year old son had a sleep over for school coming up and she asked for some advice on how to educate our kids before leaving our house. To teach them safety in a factual, but sometimes scary way. We don’t sugarcoat stranger danger or drugs and we certainly shouldn’t sugarcoat what could happen to them in the presence of other people. It is never to make them fearful, but to educate them and make them aware of what COULD happen. If they’re aware, they’re less likely to be victimized.
This conversation was filled with so much great information for not only parents, but adults who have children they love or care for. We’re all responsible for watching and helping each other. Enjoy!!
We met warrior mom Kristina at a women's conference a few weeks ago. She got up and told us her story of losing her house to a very quick fire. Thankfully everyone made it out safely, but the same can not be said for her house or many of her belongings. They lost their home in a matter of minutes. It was very important to us to bring Kristina on so that our amazing listeners could hear her story and be able to support her family if they saw it in their hearts, but also to warn people on the importance of fire safety, exit strategies, and insurance needs. We also discussed mental health and how much strength it's taken for Kristina and her husband to be supportive to their children and each other. How it's taken strength to accept the help people have offered when you're normally the one offering support. We wish Kristina and her family nothing but the best. We ask our community to say a prayer for their family, share their story with others, and let's rally around them in this time of need.
On this episode Bridget sits down with recording artists The Marine Rapper (TMR) and Jessie G to discuss their new song Self Doubt. A very vulnerable collaboration between the two of them speaking about doubt, anxiety, and finding your place. The conversation then turns to mental health and what they’ve dealt with in their lives. Bridget talks through the verses of the song and the significance of them. It is such a blessing to get to see the process and thought behind the lyrics. The genius minds that it takes to write not only a good song, but one that hits people at multiple levels with multiple meanings. Enjoy this vulnerable and insightful episode with two amazingly talented musicians. And if you feel compelled, please support them by purchasing their music. If that is not something you can afford at this time, please like, share, and comment their stuff to help their algorithms.
EMERGENCY BROADCAST! On this episode, Becky joins The Imagination podcast to do an urgent emergency broadcast podcast episode featuring two survivors and on-going victims of human trafficking and government abuse in the UK, Serenity Rose and Rachel Caruso. Because of the emergency status of this situation, we decided to halt everything we had originally planned and broadcast this story far in wide in hopes we can get resources for these two amazing women. Prepare to be shocked by what you hear - if you think trafficking victims ever ‘escape’ the system and that the crimes committed against them just ‘end’, you’re missing the bigger picture. The measures in place to keep survivors on-going victims is horrific and astounding. We lay it all out here and give you a taste of what real survivors go through on a day to day basis and how systems are put in place to rob them of their basic human rights, sanity, and financial resources. If you haven’t yet seen Serenity’s episode, I will link it below for reference and we will be uploading Rachel’s series to my channel soon as well so you can hear her whole story. In the meantime, Rachel whistleblows ALL THE THINGS on her YouTube channels and I will have those linked below as well for you guys to check out. I need help distributing this episode far and wide and am so thankful for all the support and love you guys on the other end of the screen, phone and computer give! Please share, comment, and help resource these girls in any way possible - connections, finances, and social media support all go such a long way!
We joined Emma the host of our Sister Podcast "The Imagination" as co-hosts as we are back with our interview series with Survivor Advocate, Corinne Cline! We met this week's guest on Telegram and it's been history ever since. She's is someone who risks her life everyday working for Rescue 1 Global which is an undercover organization in the state of Tennessee that assists in rescuing children out of sex trafficking and provides them with a long-term plan to recover, heal and find loving homes. Corinne is a Survivor Advocate for R1G where she gets to be with and comfort the children immediately after they are rescued from sex trafficking at the safe house. She is a real life earth angel and a real life example of taking action in this fight for our children. In this week's episode, we discuss the ins and outs of trafficking - what it is, where it is, why it flies under the radar and why you should care. We also discuss her experiences in working with survivors immediately after they are rescued from trafficking, the lowdown on California and Tennessee's trafficking landscape, how non-profits are contributing to the problem more than helping, and how we can raise healed children in the household and hold ourselves accountable for raising the bar in our parenting to ensure we are raising aware, protected, educated, and conscious children. *The episode randomly cuts off after my computer glitched at the very end, so apologies for not having a proper closing! God bless you all! Corinne is also a woman of God, a wife, mother, and an incredible independent researcher. She is also an advocate in bringing awareness to trafficking through CPS, the foster care system, and the secret family courts after she and her husband went through the adoption process themselves and discovered the deep corruption first-hand. Corinne is an absolute wealth of knowledge and in this episode, she gives us all the details of the organization she's partnered with, the differences between a non-profit and an LLC and why the difference is important when it comes to fighting for our children, and the low-down on her experiences being boots on the ground in this movement! My hope is that she will not only educate you all, but also inspire you to take action in your own way in combatting this pan-demic against children and making the world a safer place for out kids! Rescue 1 Global's mission is to counter human trafficking and provide holistic restoration: at home and around the world. Rescue 1 Global is a 21st Century Abolitionist Movement located in Tennessee combating human trafficking on a global scale by serving communities around the world until they are free from slavery.
On this episode, Becky speaks with friend and fellow Wake Up Phoenix founder Briana. Over the past two years, Briana and I have been through many awakening moments and changes in our lives. As the world changes, we are becoming more and more aware of how we can impact humanity…both as advocates against human trafficking and moms.
We talk about our childhoods and how that has impacted the way we parent. Learning how to grow and change past our traumas to become better people. How homeschooling has changed our lives and children for the better. And finally we discuss how our spirituality has changed and evolved over our lives and where we stand today. It was great to sit back and have a relaxing conversation with Briana.
A conversation we need to have! At what point does this behavior become dangerous to our community as a whole? Vulnerability is courageous. To my male counterparts, don’t turn a blind eye to abuse/exploitation of our female Veterans in order to preserve the “brotherhood”. The signs were there. We scream from mountaintops and remain unheard, y’all whisper and the community stops to listen. -janae_perfectlyflawed
WELCOME BACK!! Thank you for joining us again after our summer break. During this episode, we catch you up on what we've been up to over the summer along with our future plans...new and exciting adventures God has put on our hearts to also pursue. Back in May, we decided that we would spend the summer with our kids. We spend so much time on these episodes talking about being present and doing what's right by yourself and your family that it didn't seem right to continue when we really wanted and needed to spend time with our kids. Although there were a few episodes posted throughout the summer, we did not actually record any episodes together throughout the months of May, June and July. We stayed present, enjoyed the way too short summer months for our Arizona kids, and traveled around the country. Come check in with us to see what we were up to.
On today's episode, we're speaking to Amethyst Jewel, a Christian singer, songwriter who's leading the change for her generation through faith. She uses her music to bring biblical power and inspire self-reflection to a culture ravaged by mental health and sin. She hopes she can bring her message of hope to others who she knows also needs to hear it. Back in 2017, Amethyst lost her grandfather to PTSD. It changed her family and they haven't been the same, but God stepped in and allows them to continually provide a message of hope. It is important for them to bring awareness to the struggles of mental health among not only veterans, but everyone. At the beginning of the summer, Amethyst worked with our podcast friend TMR to write the song Gone. A song that has such a deep message about the mental health of our veterans. Just recently, the song "Be the Generation" was released and it is extremely powerful. I truly believe that this young generation is going to be the one who turns the world around.
On todays episode we are so blessed to be speaking to Joel Bauman, also known to many as King Bau. He’s a UFC fighter, recording artist, producer, content creator, and advocate working to eradicate childhood malnutrition from the world. Last week, Joel went viral again for calling out Jimmy Kimmel, the mainstream media, and Hollywood as pedophiles asking for the Epstein flight logs to be released. It’s wonderful to have these influencers stepping up to fight for the kids. As we discuss, both of our causes go hand in hand. Eradicating malnutrition allows for the prevention of human trafficking. Families don’t need to make decisions about selling their children to get enough food for everyone. When people aren’t hungry, they are less likely to be controlled. It’s vital that we start saving the children at a grassroots level. Joel is such an open, honest, and enlightened human and we were so lucky to share his story and message with you.
On this episode we are so excited to have Catie and Whitney on our show. A few weeks ago, we came across one of Catie's Instagram posts. Catie is a survivor and advocate with huge following on TikTok where she speaks out about trafficking, childhood sexual abuse materials, sexual exploitation, and child safety. Whitney used to be a content moderator for Tik Tok. She wanted to expose TikTok and Catie came forward to help elevate her story. Together they poured through all the information of what the content moderator experience looked like. As you can image, part of Whitney's job was to look through the worst garbage of the internet. "If everyone had to sit and watch what we had to watch for one 6-hour shift, this world would be a utopia". *Trigger Warning* There is a lot of sensitive materials discussed in this episode. Although we encourage everyone to listen and learn from Catie and Whitney, please be aware that this episode is not for little ears. This is a dangerous subject to begin talking about, so please keep Catie and Whitney in your prayers as they continue to expose the truth.
Today we are blessed to be joined by Emma from The Imagination Podcast to interview one of the most bad ass women we know. Janae Sergio is a survivor, mom, wife, Navy veteran, philanthropist, fashion entrepreneur, and social media motivator. At age 16, Janae was dropped off at a homeless shelter in Hollywood, California by her mom. She spent the next 2 1/2 years surviving. Janae moved from various shelters, finding herself in situations that could have completely changed her life. She spent those years avoiding attempts to lure her into drug addiction and the sex trafficking industry. Her strength, tenacity, and wherewithal at the young ages of 16, 17, and 18 is heroic and brave. At 19, Janae joined the Navy and was quickly thrust into battle after the events of 9/11. She is a Combat Navy Veteran who was amongst the first group of service members to be forward deployed aboard the USS John C Stennis one month after the 9/11 attacks to kick off Operation Enduring Freedom. Janae is now married for 15 years with two beautiful daughters. Her life is far from easy, but she has used her life experiences to build a thriving fashion business and speak up for those who's voices are not always heard. She is a strong voice for the voiceless, and we are thrilled to have her share her life story with us.
Today we get to speak to well known human trafficking activist Landon Starbuck. As a mom of 3, Landon is one of the big voices out there talking about this difficult topic. She started out as a billboard charting artist who left the business due to learning about exploitation. After doing a bit of research she discovered that Hollywood was indeed just a marketing arm for sexual exploitation. Landon is now the founder and president of Freedom Forever, we are blessed to have her on our podcast. Thank you so much for joining us today. For our listeners who are new to the fight or haven't heard your story before, can you please tell us a bit about your background. How long have you been fighting this battle to save victims of human trafficking? Because we've been in it for just a few years and it seems like we never gain any traction some days.
Today we are blessed to speak to Kayleigh Kozak. Kayleigh is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, college graduate, political activist, public speaker and founder of Because You Still Matter, but more importantly a wife and mother to five beautiful children. In February of 2020, Kayleigh had to face her abuser once again in court, 13 years AFTER her case was closed. Kayleigh was informed that when her perpetrators probation ended, so did her protection. So together with local Arizona legislators, Kayleigh worked to draft "Kayleigh's Law", a bill that offers lifetime protection to victims and survivors of sexual and domestic abuse, regardless of their abuser's probation status. Yes, you read that correctly, that does NOT actually exist right now in most states. As of this recording, Arizona and Wisconsin are the only two states that have signed this bill. But we are hoping that many more states, legislators, and leaders see the importance of protecting the victims throughout their lifetime. This podcast dives deep into what survivors have to deal with on a day to day basis. How difficult it is to just live their lives, even after they've healed from their trauma. The continuous reminders that even people who say they will help, don't usually stand up for someone who has been sexually abused. How frustrating it is to have big influencers claim they will help, only to turn a blind eye. When we say we must believe survivors, we also mean that we need to support them with our voices to elevate their stories. Kayleigh is truly becoming her own hero and now has become the hero to many survivors who no longer have to relive their abuse in the courts to keep themselves safe.
This week, I am joined by my best friends, my business partners of Stand By Survivors LLC and co-hosts of the @saveourchildrenpodcast, Becky and Bridget! For those of you who are new here, Becky and Bridget are two badass mamas and child abuse activists who have their own podcast bringing awareness to learning how to parent our children and re-parent ourselves in a Red Pilled world. We like to say our podcasts are ‘sisters’ as they both make sense together and were created to be compliments to one another. Where The Imagination covers the stories of survivors and whistleblowers, the Save Our Children Podcast dives deep into some of the questions not answered on this show. Many of their episodes are even kid-friendly and some even feature their own kiddos! Together, we believe we are helping to paint a fuller picture of what is happening and to whom in regard to child abuse of all levels and providing solutions on both ends to help listeners feel hopeful and guided to take responsibility in healing our own inner child within so we can break generational trauma cycles many of us have had to one degree or another within our family lineages. These girls are absolutely amazing and are so passionate about helping others - and they do it with full-time careers, as full-time mommy’s and as devoted content creators. The Imagination podcast wouldn’t be what it is without them as they were the ones who helped me kick this project off and believed in me while most everyone else was outcasting me. Becky and Bridget took a short hiatus on their podcast to get some much-deserved rest, recovery and family time and I knew we had to do a show when they were back and catch everyone up on what they’ve been doing and what is coming up! So, without further ado, I’m honored to introduce two of the most amazing women I know - two of my best friends and two of the most passionate people on the planet who devote every waking minute of free time they can squeeze out of their crazy days to BE the change they wish to see in the world - Becky and Bridget from the Save our Children Podcast!
On today's episode we have jack of all trades and master of all of them, Remi Adeleke! Remi’s resume and life story is impressive, and we could easily have spent the entire episode just on his background! A true riches to rags and rags to riches story, Remi calls his life the TRUE ‘Coming to America’ story. Born into African Royalty in a small country in Western Africa, his picture perfect life took a devastating turn after circumstances surrounding the death of his beloved father forced him and his mother to uproot to America - which began a new life filled with adversity and struggles. After years of running the streets out in The Bronx, NY, Remi knew he needed a change and enlisted in the US Navy in 2002 and began his inspirational and transformational journey from Streets to SEALs. Ironically inspired to join the Navy through Michael Bay films like “Bad Boy” and having a story that reads like a Hollywood film, Remi probably had no idea that his own resume would one day include making an appearance in the Michael Bay film, “Transformers” and scoring a major publishing deal with a book appropriately titled, “Transformed: A Navy SEALs Unlikely Journey from the Throne of Africa to the Streets of the Bronx to Defying All Odds” - a truly remarkable piece of literature you should all check out. Describing his life in one word, “Unexpected”, Remi joins us to day to discuss the debut of his short film of the same name, “The Unexpected” that will premiere on Sept 30th and shines a bright light on topics that are near and dear to our hearts and typically shunned by creatives working in the entertainment industry: Human Trafficking and Organ Harvesting. His harrowing film has already been met with high acclaim and we couldn’t be more honored to give you all the juicy details on this breakthrough project.
This week, we welcome you to a special combo podcast episode with hosts of the ‘The Imagination Podcast’. Emma! We are thrilled to introduce to you this week - faith-based independent artist, podcast host creator and voice for truth, Isaiah Robin!! Isaiah has been an inspiration to all of us with his boldness in discussing the hard topics most artists don’t have the courage to talk about - and in an industry that denies God, grooms children, and outcasts those who are outsiders to the beast system, Isaiah continues to be one of few who dare to discuss our Lord and Father, quote Scripture, and to bring attention to saving the children. Isaiah is the founder of Godly Vibez Apparel and creates wholesome and powerful content across all platforms. Isaiah’s newest album, Controver-SOUL is already making waves, facing censorship and is absolutely an album every one of you listening should go support and listen to. It’s so refreshing seeing more independent artists being recognized and we couldn’t be more honored to share Isaiah's voice, story, and inspiration behind the music with all of you! Introducing today, man of God, conspiratorial wordsmith,TikToker, content creator, artist, and voice for the voiceless - the one, the only - Isaiah Robin!
On this week’s episode, we’re catching up! It’s been a completely crazy whirlwind recently between kids, fall break, work, and travel. So we haven’t had a ton of time to catch up on what’s been going on. And our recent podcasts were recorded weeks ago. Instead of inviting a new guest, we decided to catch up and allow you guys to hear what’s going on with us. How we’re getting out into our communities to make a difference. We always say the power of one, and our actions support our message. The way to make change is to get into the community and show people you’re committed. There are so many new and exciting things happening in our lives…behind the weekly podcast. Hopefully you’ll enjoy and glean some nuggets to take to your community.
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