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[Wild Cozy Truth 25] Growing Up Mormon, Blended Families, & Connection Through Trauma with Kat Johnson

 

This episode starts with a few announcements. First, the free January retreat is here! Visit the Free Retreat page above to sign up for this 10-day online workshop that will guide you through setting realistic resolutions for 2018. We start January 22. Next, keep an eye out for Feminine February, a month-long book club that celebrates all things sensual, sexy, and feminine. You won’t want to miss that. And finally, I hope you’ll tune into my new Facebook live show, Office Hours with Professor Powers, which begins TODAY! You can catch it live every Wednesday at 10am Central Time, or watch the replay from the Wild Cozy Truth Facebook page.
Today’s essay, In the Presence of Motherhood, describes all the big feelings around my best friend’s journey to motherhood. She gave birth last week to a perfect little boy and I was lucky enough to be present for it. Then I chat with my friend Kat Johnson. Her husband and my husband were college roommates, and they are some of my favorite people in the world. She tells me about growing up as a part-time Mormon and her decision not to continue with the Church. We spend some time talking about both of our experiences with blended families and step-parents. Then Kat bravely shares her experience losing her brother to suicide and has beautiful, simple advice for anyone witnessing another’s grief.
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Renee Powers founded Feminist Book Club in 2018 to provide a space for intersectional feminist to learn, grow, and connect. When not reading or running the biz, you can find her drinking coffee and trying unsuccessfully to teach her retired racing greyhound how to fetch. Favorite genres: memoir, contemporary literary fiction, short stories

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