141. Regenerating Joy with Brad Chandler

From the very first episode of Fine is a 4-Letter Word, where my guest revealed that she did not even know what emotions were until she was in middle age because she was punished as a child for having them, I’ve been sharing stories of what happens from the inside...

140. Replacing Fine with F*ck Off! with P.J. Roscoe

Children who are told to be “seen, but not heard” learn early on that their thoughts, feelings, and words don’t matter.Then as adults, they continue to silence themselves even when they do speak by hiding and suppressing their true thoughts and feelings.Growing up in a small Welsh village, P.J. Roscoe...

139. Are You a Fiction Writer of Your Own Story? with Lana McAra

Family trauma and drama flow through generations and can take on a form of fiction around “family unity,” “handed down traditions,” and “that’s the way it is” that sweep the suffering under the rug. But two things can happen.Either you’ll find yourself in pain from stepping on the lumps of...