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The Open Door Sisterhood Podcast

Longtime friends and authors Krista Gilbert and Alexandra Kuykendall share relatable, practical and fun conversations on faith, motherhood and leadership. Often inviting another friend into the conversation, listeners will be inspired to take that next step, do that hard thing, and encourage their family and friends to do the same as we walk through the doors God opens. Let's be world changers for good right where we are!
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Jan 25, 2022

Since COVID stormed the globe, mental health has been a main topic of conversation. But the reality is that this conversation has been building for many years due to increased digital use, social media, fractured families and communities, and our understanding of the definition of mental health. 1 in 5 adults experience mental health problems each year and depression, anxiety, and behavioral disorders are among the leading causes of illness and disability among adolescents. On top of that, suicide is the fourth leading cause of death among 15-19 year olds.

This is a topic we need to discuss openly and often. Joining us today is the founder of Wonderfully Made, Allie Marie Smith. Allie has walked her own difficult journey with mental illness and is now using her story and that experience to help teens and young women.

There is hope, and you will hear that all throughout this interview. God has not left us, but is with us in our trials, our struggles, and our realities. Join us in this important conversation.

 

Since COVID stormed the globe, mental health has been a main topic of conversation. But the reality is that this conversation has been building for many years due to increased digital use, social media, fractured families and communities, and our understanding of the definition of mental health.

1 in 5 adults experience mental health problems each year and depression, anxiety, and behavioral disorders are among the leading causes of illness and disability among adolescents. On top of that, suicide is the fourth leading cause of death among 15-19 year olds.

This is a topic we need to discuss openly and often. Joining us today is the founder of Wonderfully Made, Allie Marie Smith. Allie has walked her own difficult journey with mental illness and is now using her story and that experience to help teens and young women.

There is hope, and you will hear that all throughout this interview. God has not left us, but is with us in our trials, our struggles, and our realities. Join us in this important conversation.

Learn more about Allie and her ministry on her website.

 

Links:

Wonderfully Made by Allie Marie Smith

Kate Merrick

Solvang, California

Kintsugi Pottery

Wonderfully Made – resources

Sheila Walsh

It’s OK Not To Be OK – book by Sheila Walsh

On Anxiety and Depression - our podcast episode with Kay Warren

 

 

Since COVID stormed the globe, mental health has been a main topic of conversation. But the reality is that this conversation has been building for many years due to increased digital use, social media, fractured families and communities, and our understanding of the definition of mental health.

1 in 5 adults experience mental health problems each year and depression, anxiety, and behavioral disorders are among the leading causes of illness and disability among adolescents. On top of that, suicide is the fourth leading cause of death among 15-19 year olds.

This is a topic we need to discuss openly and often. Joining us today is the founder of Wonderfully Made, Allie Marie Smith. Allie has walked her own difficult journey with mental illness and is now using her story and that experience to help teens and young women.

There is hope, and you will hear that all throughout this interview. God has not left us, but is with us in our trials, our struggles, and our realities. Join us in this important conversation.

Learn more about Allie and her ministry on her website.

 

SOME THINGS YOU HEARD ON THE SHOW

Wonderfully Made by Allie Marie Smith

Kate Merrick

Solvang, California

Kintsugi Pottery

Wonderfully Made – resources

Sheila Walsh

It’s OK Not To Be OK – book by Sheila Walsh

On Anxiety and Depression - our podcast episode with Kay Warren

Kay Warren’s website – resources for mental wellness / for churches approaching mental health

Jan 18, 2022

What if this new year we resolved to have better limits? What if more quiet is what we really need? How about if we build a "spacious life" so that we can experience more of God in 2022?

As part of our Healthy Way series, we talk about our spiritual lives and how we must create space for that part of ourselves to commune with the Holy Spirit. Ashly Hales talks the practical of what that looks like. As a fellow mom of four, she joins Alex and Krista in the chaos lots of kids (and their activities) can bring. And yet Ashley has committed to some limits so that their family rhythms bring peace more often than frenzy.

Do you feel like 2022 is calling for more energy than you have to give? Are you wanting to know how to best set limits while still pursuing things you love? Do you want to trust there is enough if you aren't always producing, but are sometimes simply delighting in the good gifts God has given you? If so, this conversation is for you.

Jan 11, 2022

Female friendships can be… complicated. Today in the Healthy Way Series we are looking at how to be healthier in our friendships in 2022. If you’ve ever struggled in friendship, or if you need some encouragement on how to cultivate deeper and more meaningful relationships, this is for you!

This is one of our favorite topics as a Sisterhood. We are big fans of authentic female relationships that build up rather than tear down. We are also fans of Andi Andrew, author, speaker, and pastor. Andi shares her wisdom and experience in a way that helps us see our part in creating healthy sisterhood.

If you are ready to strengthen and nurture your friendships this year, dive in to this episode!

Female friendships can be… complicated. Today in the Healthy Way Series we are looking at how to be healthier in our friendships in 2022. If you’ve ever struggled in friendship, or if you need some encouragement on how to cultivate deeper and more meaningful relationships, this is for you!

This is one of our favorite topics as a Sisterhood. We are big fans of authentic female relationships that build up rather than tear down. We are also fans of Andi Andrew, author, speaker, and pastor. Andi shares her wisdom and experience in a way that helps us see our part in creating healthy sisterhood.

If you are ready to strengthen and nurture your friendships this year, dive in to this episode!

You can find out more about Andi on her website or about their church on their website as well.

 

SOME THINGS YOU HEARD ON THE SHOW

Friendship: It’s Complicated by Andi Andrew

Boundaries by Cloud and Townsend

FASTer Way to Fat Loss with Abby Miller

 Resolved: The 5 Most Important Decisions You’ll Make This Year a 10 day group coaching experience with Krista Gilbert

Jan 4, 2022

As we head into 2022 we want to be intentional about how we use our time and talents. We invited productivity expert Tanya Dalton to kick off the Healthy Way series and the year. Because we don't want to be frantic women running from task to task, responding to the crisis of the minute, but women working out of our priorities with a plan on where we're going and how we'll get there.

Tanya shares the Five Ps with us: Purge, Process, Prioritize, Protect, and Propel. These Five Ps set up a weekly and daily framework for deciding what needs to get done and when. It is simple and effective as we consider where we should focus our energies and attention. Tanya also talks to us about "stacking habits", an approach to intentionally build healthy habits into our routines so they become automatic parts of our days.

We know productivity and habits can both be unhealthy. Certain mindsets can push us toward the hamster wheel life. That's why we want to focus on them in our Healthy Way series. We want to use our time in a "healthy way".

If you are wanting to add some structure to your time, if you would like to be productive, but not frazzled, if you would like to know HOW to decide what you should work on, this episode on healthy productivity and habits is for you.

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