February 13, 2024

Relapse is a part of the journey for a majority of addicts. KL Wells opens up with Jenn Stine, VP of Community Development for Voices InCourage, about her son’s relapse and how she went months with no contact. She advocates for elevating oneself above the chaos and challenges us to redefine the way we navigate

February 6, 2024

A couple on a beach watching the sunset

As Valentine’s Day swiftly approaches, memories of last year’s Valentine’s Day come to the surface. On that day, a friend’s unexpected, platonic hug provided a fleeting sense of comfort, allowing me to take a much needed deep breath. For some reason, perhaps the Valentine’s Day atmosphere, I permitted myself to quietly accept this hug and savor

January 30, 2024

Voices InCourage with KL Wells | Susan Bartz Herrick | Losing Son To Addiction

Experience a transformative conversation with Susan Bartz Herrick in today’s episode that dives into the heartbreaking loss of her son to opioid addiction. Susan explores the 13 precursors to addiction and the profound insights into the 3 C’s – cause, control, and cure – that shaped her own experiences in understanding her son’s disease. Her story serves

January 23, 2024

Image of woman exercising on a football field.

In the rookie years of my coaching career amidst the chaos of his drinking, an unexpected lifeline emerged: Bo Eason’s Mastermind group. It demanded nothing less than the absolute best from its participants. Yet, this was no ordinary chapter in my life. This group became a safe space where the toxic narratives that had constructed my

January 16, 2024

Voices InCourage | Claire Bidwell Smith | Conscious Grieving

  In today’s episode, we have author, podcast host, speaker, and grief therapist Claire Bidwell Smith – a resilient woman who weathered the storm of losing both parents to cancer at a young age. Claire witnessed the loss of her mother during her freshman year of college, only later to face the death of her

January 9, 2024

Man standing in celebration pose in front of fireworks display.

To My Kids at the Start of 2024“Beginnings are scary, endings are usually sad, but it’s the middle that counts the most.” — Sandra Bullock from Hope Floats. Yes, I just quoted another rom com cause that’s what I do. You should have seen the pile of rom coms I watched over the holidays. I don’t know

January 2, 2024

Voices InCourage | Dr. Kate Lund | Power Of Optimism

  Life is a whirlwind, especially when you’re a parent facing the challenges of your child’s addiction and alcoholism. But guess what? Those challenges don’t define you. Embrace “The Power of Optimism” with Dr. Kate Lund as we navigate the art of seeing the positive outside of life’s challenges. Learn how to foster change from

December 26, 2023

The year '2023' spelled out in numbers, in the sand, on a beach.

In case you missed some, here are our “Top 5 Best Voices InCourage Podcasts of 2023.” These top picks were the most viewed, or liked, amongst our readers and podcast listeners. These podcast guests are standouts due to their ability to get us thinking deeper and reaching higher for those standards to which we hold

December 19, 2023

VIC 40 | Holidays

  As we navigate this year’s holiday season, Dr. Bill Crawford is back in today’s episode to share practical strategies to redefine our experience using his 5-Step Model for clarity, confidence, and purpose. In this episode, Dr. Crawford illuminates how these principles can transform our encounters, urging us to create the magic within ourselves rather

December 12, 2023

Fit woman showing off her Coach's tank top

Everyone has something they might consider their badge of honor. It could be an actual medal, or even an old high school football jersey. Tucked away throughout the years, or neatly packed through moves, it’s there. And if not physically, it might be immortalized on your wall on social media, a snapshot of a moment you