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Messages of Hope

Please enjoy our various podcasts. From trainings with Karen to interviews with other moms and Sons of Helaman graduates, our goal is to bring HOPE and HEALING to families and help mothers FIND PEACE IN THE STORM!  

Our lives are not always perfect, in fact, most are not, but we CAN live an abundant, happy life wherever we currently stand by relying on the Savior.

“Caring for Mental Health can be Life-Changing”. Mental Health Series. Episode #4 Out of a 6 - Part Series

Welcome back to the Mothers Who Know Podcast! Today Karen Broadhead, the director of Mother Who Know, continues the topic of normalizing mental health care with three separate women. Marquelle, Laura, and Susie are all incredibly courageous mothers who share their stories of caring for mental health. We invest so much time and money to care for our physical health or personal enjoyment – Let’s consider investing in our emotional and mental well-being.  We hope you enjoy!  

Welcome once again Warrior Moms to the Mothers Who Know Podcast Channel! Today Karen Broadhead, the director of Mothers Who Know, continues the topic of normalizing mental health care with Kellie, Sarah, and Lucretia. Please join us as we discuss this important topic and how to approach it with your own children and how to defeat the adversary in his attacks on this topic!

Welcome to the Mothers Who Know Podcast Channel! Today Karen Broadhead, your host and director of Mothers Who Know, interviews three mothers on the importance of caring for mental health for both ourselves and loved ones. Kellie, Sarah, and Lucretia graciously share their stories of mental health challenges and how professional therapy has changed their lives! Please join us today and be inspired by their incredible examples and courage!

Welcome once again to the Mothers Who Know Podcast! Today your host, Karen Broadhead, the director of Mothers Who Know, interviews Maurice Harker, the CEO of Life Changing Services. Please join us for this incredible episode where Maurice discusses the concept of having yearly mental health checkups, just like you do with getting yearly dental checkups (maybe add…. for yourself and all the members of your family). Plus, included is a limited-time, free offer!

We worry about what to do when someone we love is in trouble whether it be our spouse, child, sibling, or friend. We hope you will truly gain some insight into how to help them in this wonderful episode!

Here are the links to evaluation and other resources too:

For the questionnaire for a Mental Health Checkup please use the following link. https://form.jotform.com/83596096509168

To schedule a free appointment with a Life Changing Services Clinician for a limited time please click here. https://mauriceharker.youcanbook.me/    

To see other resources for yourself or your family, please visit Life Changing Services http://www.lifechangingservices.org/

Ben Smith has a masters degree in Marriage and Family therapy and is a highly respected clinician for Sons of Helaman and Men of Moroni self-mastery training programs. Ben lays out several sobering facts about our sexualized culture and then fills our pockets with simple ways to fortify our families in this real war. You’ll come away with practical tips, tools and information that will make a BIG difference!

The Ashtons are back!  Joyce helps us discover unhealthy stressors as well as tips and tools that redirect or rest our brains from unhealthy stress. Joyce also shares practical Do’s and Don’ts as we support others experiencing stress and anxiety.  Dennis uncovers the roots of emotional health as he explains different types of anxiety disorders along with their impact. They reminded us to hold on when we are suffering and left us with their testimony of the hope, help, and happiness ahead.

 

Special guests, Dennis and Joyce Ashton, are experts in the field of grief and loss. Tender pieces of their personal experiences with loss and grief add a touching depth to their presentation. This podcast will help you identify the symptoms of grief and learn insightful techniques for dealing with loss and grief from a Latter-day Saint perspective. Dennis and Joyce remind us that the feelings of grief do not come from a lack of faith.  The grieving process looks different for each person and takes time.

Sometimes it’s hard to know what to do when someone you love is going through a trial. Today in the Mothers Who Know Podcast Karen Broadhead interviews Sally Alley for the second time. Sally continues the story of her son and her family as they emerge into more hopeful times with incredible progress toward dreams. Come join us as we learn amazing principles throughout this wonderful podcast!

In this podcast episode, Karen is joined by guest Sally Alley, the mother of a 17-year old son who had been caught in the snare of pornography for 5 years, but who overcame it.  Sally talks about her son and his journey through pornography and being falsely accused of things, and specifically how the journey was for her. She talks about what it’s like to be the mother and parents who did everything they could to keep their children safe from porn, but it still happened.

Sally and Karen also talk about the importance of talking to kids and knowing that they will see porn and to be prepared beyond just the usual. Finally, she talks about the risks of snapchat and other online social media outlets teenagers are using.

In this mini podcast, a clip from one of the Mom Power lessons, Karen teaches the importance of just being YOU, who you are, right now. Then she opens it up to moms and asks how this applies to them. Listen as one mother talks about how she learned to hear the Spirit and to apply being an Atmosphere Angel while in a really sticky situation with her daughter.

If you want to learn more, register for our FREE Mom Power Training at https://mompowertraining.org.

In this audio version of a special webinar, Karen and the Warrior Mothers Who Know group is joined by guest Shari Leder. Shari talks about mindfulness, what it is and how it can work in your life and for your teens. She talks about the BREATHE acronym, what it means and how to implement it. Listen for some great tools you can start using today.

For more information about Warrior Mothers Who Know CLICK HERE

In this podcast episode, Karen is joined with Kathryn, a graduate of Eternal Warriors for Moms. When Kathryn realized that she couldn’t “fix” her kids and that the only person she could control was herself, she decided to work on her own self-mastery goals.

She learned to recognize the voices in her head and how to fight her own battles with the strength of a team. Kathryn also shares some tools she has learned using a certain way of writing and reading the scriptures.

Join Karen and Kathryn as they teach mothers principles you can apply today.

“Sometimes it’s not their battle it’s ours.” Today in the Mothers Who Know Podcast Karen Broadhead interviews Kathy, a courageous warrior mother. Come join us as we learn from Karen and Kathy that we aren’t perfect and that’s ok, the only enemy is Satan, and our goal is to stay on the right side of the battle. These principles will help you prepare to be on the battlefield every day so please join us and learn from this amazing episode.

To join other mothers and gain support from other moms, join us on Tuesday in Warrior Mothers Who Know https://motherswhoknow.org/warrior-mothers-support-group/.

“Sometimes it just comes down to seeing God in the small things and allowing the Savior to work in our lives.” In this episode Karen Broadhead interviews Sarah, a courageous Warrior Mom. Sarah explains how the Savior works in the lives and messes of moms and how the adversary lies to mothers. She testifies that when things don’t go as you planned, you can have a knowledge that the Savior is not going to leave you and that He will bring healing and that reaching out for help when you are weary will result in others being willing to help carry your load too.

If you are in need of support and a safe place to land, join our free Warrior Mothers Who Know group, a place where moms and connect, gain insights, and feel the spirit.

In this final episode of our Mom Power LIVE series, Karen shows moms how we can learn from each other and apply the Mom Power principles to daily life. With the help of a couple of T.E.A.M. members, Karen facilitates a mastermind–where moms ask specific questions and learn from others. The questions in today’s mastermind included, 1. How do we continue to teach and discipline our children and teach them about agency and consequences without stepping in and controlling everything?

2. How can I best deal with fierce women in my family who do not have the same values that I do and don’t support the way I parent my children? And how can I maintain my own gospel principles and show strength while being a good mom, keeping out the contention, and making sure my own emotions are not triggered from comments by other family members?

To find out more about joining a Mom Power TEAM, visit https://mompowertraining.org/team/

Have you ever wondered what that extra energy is when you get into “Momma Bear Mode”? Or how you can use that energy for good?  Even how your sons can use a similar energy to fight their own battles?  

Listen as we are joined with therapist Samuel F. Brown, one of the Sons of Helaman clinicians, who explains what Warrior Chemistry is and the power behind it to over come addictions or any daily struggles you or others may be having.

This episode also talks about the use of both MANPOWER and MOMPOWER calendars and how to use them to your advantage to fight the adversary.

Karen is joined in this episode by Maurice Harker, CMHC, who is the founder and director of Life Changing Services. Maurice has a huge place in his heart from mothers and youth. He LOVES the youth and has so much confidence in their abilities. In this podcast, he reminds moms that we have help from both sides of the veil and God WILL help us. Maurice reminds mothers of the scripture, “Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.” (2 Kings 6:16). 

Listen as Maurice gives his “Message of Hope” to moms.

In our latest “Stay by the Tree” webinar special, we are joined by guest Becky Edwards, faith-based mentor and coach at Purpose Driven Mentoring. Becky has a very specific message for parents of LGBTQ children. Her message is of love, compassion, and understanding. She gives great resources for parents who may be struggling, answers questions, and most of all, provides a message of hope. To all parents of LGBTQ children, this is a must listen!

To read about one mother’s journey learning her son was gay, check out https://motherswhoknow.org/10-tips-for-latter-day-saint-parents-of-lgbtq-children/

For more information or to follow Becky, visit her website at https://purposedrivenmentoring.com or follow her on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/becky.m.edwards.9 or Instagram @purposedrivenmentoring.

To register for free Mom Power Training, visit https://mompowertraining.org

In the continuing Mom Power LIVE series, Karen talks about how connections can help us unite our strength against the adversary and recognize that we are not alone in this journey…a support team is essential to keep fighting for our families and ourselves. Hear the testimonies of mothers who, through the strength of a TEAM, can overcome their daily battles and feel peace despite the circumstances. Plus, an invitation to you to be part of this great circle of love and support.

For more information about the free Mom Power Training course, visit https://mompowertraining.org

In the continuing Mom Power LIVE series, Karen talks about how moms can be true “Atmosphere Angels” in their homes. Listen as Karen is joined by other moms who share what that looks like at their house and how this tool works for them. Be inspired as you hear other mothers with similar situations as yours share what has worked for them.

For more information about the free Mom Power Training course, visit https://mompowertraining.org

In the continuing Mom Power LIVE series, Karen talks about how moms can engage their warrior chemistry and fight the adversary. When that “momma bear” instinct kicks in, look out! And when you know how to implement warrior chemistry, you can be unstoppable! Karen also teaches about overcoming FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real) and moving forward with faith.

For more information about the free Mom Power Training course, visit https://mompowertraining.org

2 Timothy 1:7 “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”  Join Karen and other mothers as they talk about how they learned to “Stay by the Tree” and what this means to them. As you learn to do this, you will be empowered to see things from a heavenly perspective. This lesson also teaches about “the spin” and how to “claim your field.” We can feel it when we are spinning out of control, learn how the adversary uses that against us and how we can notice it and overcome those spins.

For more information about the free Mom Power Training, visit https://mompowertraining.org

Join host Karen Broadhead in another Mom Power LIVE where she talks about women being able to have and recognize their feelings.  Often women are taught to push down their emotions or not be allowed to be angry or feel things. But in reality, we can accept our feelings for what they are, learn to identify them, and be emotionally responsible for what we are feeling without guilt.

Listen as other mothers express what they have learned and how this concept has helped them.

To take the FREE Mom Power Training, or join our Mom Power LIVE series, visit https://mompowertraining.org for more information.

In this lesson, Karen talks about moving closer to the Savior and noticing Him in our lives.

Its about recognizing the things we have control of and the things we don’t, and then giving to Him those things. Karen also teaches about being thirsty for the gospel and Savior and drinking of His living water.

Join Karen and other mothers as they learn, discuss, and internalize lessons taught in the Mom Power Training, a FREE course for ALL mothers.

Find out more information at https://mompowertraining.org.

One of the most powerful things women can learn is that not every voice you hear in your head is a trusted voice.  
 
Often, the things we hear in our heads are not coming from a trusted source, they are coming from the adversary. He will try to discourage you, to make you feel inferior, to make you feel stupid, and overall try to drag you down. Don’t let him get away with that.  Learn to “STAY IN YOUR TRUTH!” and better determine when you are hearing a lie.  Join Karen and other Mom Power moms as they learn just a little more about this and how it applies in their life.
 
To enroll in the FREE Mom Power Training, visit https://mompowertraining.org

In this new live 9-part series, Karen Broadhead teaches a principle from Mom Power Training and then asks moms to share their insights, what they have learned, and ask questions. Listen to the LIVE Mom Power mini-lesson as Karen teaches the very first principle mothers learn…”There is Only One”. One YOU, One Savior, and One Enemy. When you begin to understand this, you can step back, do what you can to help your children, and the let God take over. Listen also as moms share their insights and ask questions about how this relates to their life.

To take the FREE online, self-paced Mom Power Training course, visit our website at https://mompowertraining.org

To learn more about Warrior Mothers Who Know, a free online support group for mothers with a child struggling or making tough choices, visit https://motherswhoknow.org

“Practicing Equanimity: Understanding How Resistance Creates Stress, Shame, and Suffering…And How Acceptance Creates Peace, Joy, and Connection” with special guests Greg and Julie Dunford. Listen as the Dunford’s share their personal stories, how they learned about equanimity (a willingness to experience and embrace discomfort), and how they have found peace and joy in their life–even amidst heavy personal trials.

To learn more about Greg Dunford, CMHC, and their book, visit his website at https://www.gregdunfordcounseling.com/

For a free copy of the book Like Dragons Did They Fight, CLICK HERE

In this special Stay by the Tree series, Weston Smith joins Karen and shares his special message to moms. Wes shares his struggles with pornography addiction and how he overcame it, and the role his mother played in that recovery. He shares insights specifically for moms and reminds us that we can only fight our own battles, and we have to let others fight theirs. Wes is very open and honest as he talks about what it means to “Stay by the Tree” and how mothers can support a loved one struggling with addiction. Wes shares some specific tools everyone can use: the “Notice it, Name it, Flip it, Find it,” tool, using a “Thought Record”, and how to have TED conversations. 

For more information on the Sons of Helaman or Daughters of Light programs, please visit https://www.lifechangingservices.org

To hear Wes teach other principles, listen to “The Eternal Warrior Podcast” on your favorite podcast channel.

“I Like Me Anyway: Embracing Imperfection, Connection and Christ”.  Guest Brooke Romney joins host Karen Broadhead as she talks about life being “real.” Brooke opens up about parenting, about children making choices we don’t always agree with – but loving them anyway, about feeling discouragement, disconnected, and of no worth. Get inspired as you listen to Brooke and Karen, relate to them and gain confidence in your own unique story and learn to be “content with the real.” Brooke teaches that “parenting is not a social matter, it is a spiritual matter.” Hear her message to all women.
 
For information about Brooke, visit her website at https://brookeromney.com/

In this special episode, Karen interviews Hali Roderick and Amie Woolsey, both Life Coaches and Mentors. They teach the TEEN WORTH and WORTH YSA courses to young women and women wanting to gain a stronger sense of their self-worth.  Some of the things they teach include setting healthy boundaries, writing your own “Bill of Rights”, honoring your emotions, having self-compassion, what healthy intimacy looks like, and what red flags to look for in dating relationships. Moms, if you have a daughter, you need to listen to this podcast.

For more information about TEEN WORTH or YSA WORTH, visit the WORTH website: and .  To talk with either Hali or Amie, click on their names for their individual website.

 

In this special podcast episode about Alma 5 and a “mighty change of heart,” Karen is joined with 78-year-old guest Betsy. Betsy shares with us her conversion story and how she changed when she embraced the gospel.  Listen as Betsy shares her powerful testimony and we learn from her and Karen the process of how God changes people and how He does His work!  Be inspired as you learn to #HearHim.

If you would like to learn more about how to better #HearHim in your life, register for our FREE Mom Power Training, an open enrollment online course you listen to anytime!  https://mompowertraining.org 

In this Stay by the Tree: Messages of Hope special webinar, we have guest Ashlee Boyson from “A Reason to Stand.”  

Ashlee has had to deal with a lot of trauma in her life, and she opens up about how she has handled that herself and helped her kids through their own trauma. Ashlee’s mission is to help others who have tough things to go through. Listen as she shares her stories and parenting thoughts.

To register for our free Mom Power Training and learn more of the tools taught here, visit https://mompowertraining.org

In this episode of our special Stay By the Tree series, we are joined by clinician Kim Day, LMHCA, CCPS. Kim tackles a very delicate topic by being open and straightforward as she talks to women. She talks about people’s ways of thinking, behaviors that can be destructive to a marriage, and setting healthy boundaries.

If you would like more information about the WORTH program Kim mentions, please visit our website at https://lifechangingservices.online/worth.

If you would like a list of the resources she mentions: conference talks, books, speeches, etc, please email us at motherswhoknow@lifechangingservices.org and we will be happy to send you the list.

To register for the free MOM POWER course, visit https://mompowertraining.org.

In this special Stay by the Tree series episode, guest Alana Gordon opens up about some of the trials she has faced in her marriage and what she has learned in the process. She specifically talks about the 10 lessons she learned through facing hard times: trust in the Lord and His timing, self-compassion is a must, the strongest women I know have been through difficult challenges, the way through the pain…is through the pain, there is help beyond the veil, man’s extremity is God’s opportunity, don’t wait for happiness to come when the trial is over, let go and let God, there is a warrior woman inside each of us, and we can do hard things. She gives insights and examples from her own life and inspires all women to keep moving forward and to take time for yourself.  Listen to her story and feel of her spirit.

For information about our FREE Mom Power Training, register at https://mompowertraining.org.

Listen as Cody Hawes, therapist and program director for the Sons of Helaman program talks about ways to turn to the Savior and change our relationship with God through prayer.  He talks about his Warrior Prayer and how that works.

Cody mentioned that the “Warrior Prayer”  totally changed the way he prays.  Here are the steps:
1. Tattle-tale on satan – tell God what is happening in your life and in your brain. What feelings are you having and what thoughts are you having?
2. Expose the adversary and share with God the tactics that are being used against you. Counsel with God and explain what is going on and what the enemy is doing to stop you
3. “The brother of Jared step” – Present your plan
4. Ask Heavenly Father for energy and remembrance to follow through with the plan.

Listen to his presentation for more information and how this applies to YOU.

In this special Stay by the Tree series episode, guest clinician Aneladee Milne teaches mothers her 5 Parent Mentoring Skills. Some of these skills include honoring, relating, reflective listening, asking the right questions, and affirming and validating. Aneladee talks about parenting the way God parents and allowing our children to make mistakes and grow from them. Listen as Aneladee mentors us to better help our children grow and succeed.

In this Stay by the Tree Message of Hope, licensed clinician Kristen Morefield teaches us to live in compassion in all situations. She talks about how parents sometimes shame their children, often out of habit or past experience.  She gives examples of ways we can offer compassion to others, especially our children.  She introduces her “Compassion Matrix” that includes living in the present, validating others, being curious vs. judgemental, and finding connection with others.  

To learn more about Kristen, you can visit her website at https://www.kristenmorefieldtherapy.com/. To find out more about Mothers Who Know https://motherswhoknow.org/ or Mom Power https://mompowertraining.org/ please visit our websites.

In this special episode on the podcast channel by Reach10 called Breaking the Silence, Karen is interviewed by hosts Creed and Chrishelle.

Have you wondered how to approach the subject of pornography at the beginning of a romantic relationship? In part 2 of this conversation, Creed and Crischelle talk with Karen Broadhead about how to know when a person is ready to date when recovering from pornography, and how to relate and heal with them.

In this special episode on the podcast channel by Reach10 called Breaking the Silence, Karen is interviewed by hosts Creed and Chrishelle. Listen as Karen talks about the important lessons she learned while supporting her son in recovery and searching for her own answers.

Karen talks about how FEAR is never helpful, you are your own worst enemy, how to understand your identity, and only you have the power to change. 

In this “Like Dragons Did They Fight” podcast we hear Sons of  Helaman Clinician Michael Blair share his experience with the many young men he has  taught and served.

Listen as he shares his experiences working with young men in the Sons of Helaman program and his thoughts on the changes and struggles those  young men have faced and his wisdom on how he has helped not only young men, but fathers, mothers, and children overcome daily struggles and  addiction.

For more information about Sons of Helaman, visit the website at sonsofhelaman.org.

In this “Like Dragons Did They Fight” podcast we hear the amazing story  of Lloyd Peterson, the director and creator of Fathers Who Fight. Listen as he shares  how he was introduced to Life Changing Services and how his son found help with addiction through the Sons of Helaman program, Tune in as he  shares his own growth through watching his son heal and  how he came to  create Fathers Who Fight.

You can listen to more great advice from Lloyd and other men on the new Fathers Who Fight podcast channel

NOTE: This was originally posted on the Like Dragons Did They Fight Podcast channel.  But, we thought it was so good, we wanted all moms to hear it, so we cross-posted it here. 

SPECIAL EPISODE: In this special “Like Dragons Did They Fight” podcast episode, Karen Broadhead discusses the pervasive problem of pornography available in school and library databases with three experts:
Maurice Harker, founder of Life Changing Services
Natalie Cline, Utah State School Board Candidate
Nicholeen Peck, CEO of Teaching Self-Government and President of the Worldwide Organization for Women.

Join host Karen Broadhead with guest Ashley Romney, founder of ThePowerofOneGirl.org. Ashley talks specifically to women and young women who may be struggling. She opens up about her own struggles with self-confidence and anxiety and how she has learned to come closer to Christ. She talks about reaching out to others, providing small acts of kindness, and not shying away from talking to others. Listen to Ashley’s powerful message to young women and be uplifted. 

For questions about Mom Power Training visit our website at mompowertraining.org.

In this episode of our “Stay by the Tree: Messages of Hope” series Karen Broadhead hosts guest Shasta Hardee, LMSW. Shasta is a licensed therapist who works with young women specifically. She talks about ways parents can encourage and empower their children to succeed and thrive. She first discusses several causes of discouragement and ways that parents inadvertently discourage their children. Then Shasta teaches us ways to help and encourage kids and language parents can use that is beneficial. She also talks about allowing children to fail and having household expectations. This is an information packed podcast. 

For more information about the Daughters of Light program Shasta works with, please visit daughtersoflight.org, or to register for our upcoming Mom Power training, visit mompowertraining.org.

In this “Stay by the Tree” episode, Karen Broadhead hosts special guest Karen Greenwell.  Karen talks about struggling with mental health and bipolar disorder as a young adult and then as a mother. She also talks about her childrens’ struggles and how she learned to help them. and how they were able to help themselves. For more information about Karen and her story, visit her website at https://www.karengreenwell.com.

Listen as Karen shares her stories of hope and success for both herself and her children.

(This is a special episode from The Eternal Warrior Podcast channel. In this episode, hosts Wes and Spenny interview guest Karen Broadhead.) 

Wes and Spence are joined by the host of the “Mothers who know” Podcast, Karen Broadhead for a special Mother’s Day episode. Karen goes into depth around how satan attacks mothers and tries to get them to internalize the challenges of those around them. Key takeaways include: understanding who the real enemy is and focusing on your own business (not anybody else’s). 

In  this “Like Dragons Did They Fight” podcast, we hear a mother’s story of  learning and healing as she finds ways to support her son in his  addiction recovery and herself through this struggle. Listen as she  shares her experiences with living by the Spirit during challenging  times.

Check out our Like Dragons Did They Fight podcast channel for more great interviews. 

Join Karen and special guest Kim Davis as Kim teaches moms some powerful tools. Kim teaches moms about smoke and mirrors and being able to recognize who the real enemy is in our lives. Often we find ourselves upset with our children, our spouse, feeling overwhelmed or struggling and those feeling can often be used against us. Learn to recognize that these emotions are often just smoke and mirrors to trick us into thinking that a loved one is our enemy. Learn to make real connections with others and fight those daily battles as you find “Peace and Power in Your Life.” 

In this podcast, Karen interviews a few moms about what life looks like at their house right now. In the midst of uncertainty, it can sometimes feel like you are the only one struggling. Everyone is adjusting to new norms, life with kids at home, homeschooling, missionaries coming home early, spouses or self out of work because you can’t leave the house, less income, less time, more dishes to do, more laundry, kids going stir-crazy and fighting–we all have some different challenges right now. Karen and the moms discuss ways to just sit back and “Notice”. To notice the blessings we also have, to notice the hope our prophet has given, and to feel the support from others. Listen as we try to provide ways to reach out and socialize while “social distancing” and to feel connected to our Savior and others.  

To register for a Mom Power Class: https://mompowertraining.org/

In this episode of our Stay by the Tree: Messages of Hope series, Karen Broadhead visits with a very special guest panel. The panel includes some of her old roommates from college and one of her sisters. Listen as each woman talks about some of the struggles she has faced and how she has learned to be happy and find the “miracle in the messes” and to “Stay by the Tree”. Get inspiration from these amazing women as they are open and honest and share some of the things they have learned that helps them stay happy, even amidst life’s trials. For more information on Mom Power Training, visit our website at https://mompowertraining.org

This is the first of a 3-part webinar series–“Stay by the Tree–Messages of Hope” with special guest presenter Shelly Jorgensen. Shelly talks about growing up in an abusive household, having her mother murdered by her father, having to testify at his trial, finding the gospel, being visited by her mother’s spirit, getting a debilitating disease and being healed with a priesthood blessing and other trials she has faced in her life. She teaches listeners that with the Atonement you can overcome anything and face the trials God puts in your path. It is only through adversity that we learn and God is able to teach us. Join Karen Broadhead, parent support specialist at Life Changing Services as she hosts Shelly and they talk about Shelly’s miraculous journey.  

To join us for our Mom Power Training class go to https://mompowertraining.org

In this podcast, from the “Like Dragons Did They Fight” podcast series with host Karen Broadhead, Karen interviews a warrior mom who opens up about her own personal struggles. After finding out that one of her valiant sons had a pornography addiction, this mom of 5 boys found herself in “Momma Trauma”. She says she “totally shut down” and that “my whole world stopped.” She questioned herself as a mother and wife and says she “felt like she had failed…and should have known.” Listen as this mom shares her story of hope and recovery for herself, her son, and her family. Hear how she was forced to take care of herself and learn to not “feel so broken” so she could then help her family. Listen as this amazing mom shares her story in hopes of helping other mothers find peace.

This special episode features Life Changing Services Director Maurice Harker, CMHC.  Maurice talks specifically to mothers encouraging them to understand that our identity is not, and should not, be connected to others and what to they do or don’t do. He teaches moms not to measure their worth by others and their actions. He uses the examples of Eve and Sariah and asks–were they good mothers? Not all of their children made the best choices, did that diminish their worth or mean they did not teach their children? Listen as Maurice teaches a very important lesson on how mothers should value themselves and understand their divine worth.

(posted to our Like Dragons Did They Fight podcast channel. Link here is to Apple podcasts, but also available on your favorite podcast player.)

This special episode features a panel including Maurice Harker, Cody Hawes, a YSA age couple, parents with their 16-year old son, a couple who works in the temple and a Men of Moroni graduate. They answer questions from the audience during a fireside on how to help your youth who may be struggling. Often youth struggle in silence and don’t know where to turn for help and are afraid of what their parents will “do” and how they will react. This panel gives great information to parents on how to help their children who may be struggling, what things to say, and what not to say. The theme is to bring messages of hope to families and parents as we all use the Atonement in our lives.

Listen to this inspiring story of Sandra Jarvis (author of the book “Severed”) and how she learned to overcome major trials and setbacks in her life, including having her hand severed. Sandra grew up in an abusive household, suffered from severe depression, had difficult pregnancies, and several very difficult years. She was diagnosed with cancer, her son came out as transgender, her family suffered financial setbacks, and was diagnosed with PTSD. Then right when everything seemed to get better, she was in an ATV accident where her hand was literally severed. This accident changed her life and eventually filled her with gratitude and peace. This is her story she wants to share with other women and provide them with hope.

This is an incredibly powerful episode with guest Vauna Davis! Karen interviews Vauna who is the Founder of Reach 10. Vauna shares specific ways mothers (and fathers) can find JOY and why that is so important to their children. Here ultimate message to us: you are worth the time it takes to keep expanding your emotional life. She talks about 3 ways your own peace and happiness will serve your child, the difference between healthy emotional management and unhealthy emotional distress, and how to have greater influence and stronger relationships with your children. Vauna uses personal experience as well as research to teach others the important truths she has learned. For more information on Reach 10, please visit their website at https://reach10.org/

Guest Amber Robbins from (@teentake30) talks with Karen about connecting with teens everyday in positive and uplifting ways. She talks about her “Parent 10 Minute Check-In” that encourages parents to spend time and check-in with their teens daily in 3 easy steps. She also teaches about her “Teen Take 30” program to help teens develop a peaceful mind and happy heart. Amber is open and real with Karen as she shares some of the research she has studied and the very real struggles our teens have today. She mentions a couple of “must-have” apps she recommends for teens. Join Karen Broadhead as she interviews Amber and learn things in the Spirit that will help you better connect with your teen. For any questions or more information, feel free to email us at info@mompowertraining.com.

In this special Breakfast with Karen series we hear from special guest Bethany Tolley (@thedoctrinelady) on Agency: The Power to Let Go. Bethany teaches us to ask ourselves three questions: 1. What part of your life causes you the most despair, fear, etc.? 2. Does it involve a relationship with another person? 3. Does it involve a relationship with yourself? She also teaches five “conditions of mortality:” home away from home, law, correct and complete instruction, enticement, experience, and Atonement. Listen to this powerful webinar and gain a new perspective on agency and learn to let go of things in your life.

In this mini-podcast, listen as Maurice Harker, CMHC, answers a mother’s questions about thoughts. She mentions the idea that is taught at Life Changing Services that “not every voice in my head is a trusted voice”. She asks if the adversary can get in our heads and create negative thoughts or temptations, then do we ever actually have our “own” thoughts? How can we tell what is our own thought, what is from the Spirit, what is true, and what is a false idea from the adversary? What kind of tools can we use to figure that out. To join us in our free weekly support group for mothers, called Warrior Mothers Who Know, you can find the link and information on our website.  https://motherswhoknow.org/warrior-mothers-support-group/  All moms are welcome.

In this special episode, Karen interviews guest speaker Julie Grange. Julie teaches us to identify our feelings and be able to find peace and joy. She talks about it being okay to have feelings, to feel overwhelm, anger, frustration and other negative feelings. She also teaches us how to turn those into positives, to work through them and know that it’s really okay. We are ultimately here to have joy and we can have that if we learn to have “Emotional Intelligence”. 

Karen is joined by special guest Kellie Webster. Kellie shares her story about the struggles she has faced including the loss of all her retirement investments, her husband having several strokes, and children who have not made the best decisions. She talks about how she was able to change her perspective through inspiration and a new way of thinking. Kellie also introduces us to some of the heros in her life and how she learned to be her own hero and a hero for others. Listen and be inspired. For information on Mom Power Training mentioned in this podcast go to www.mompowertraining.com. 

Karen talks about all the things a mother knows. We are all in a battle against the adversary, we are at war, and this life will not be without wounds. But, WOUNDS DO NOT MEAN FAILURE! In the Book of Mormon, the Sons of Helaman found battles, and all were wounded, but none perished. Our children will have wounds in this life of some kind, we as moms will have wounds, but that does not mean we won’t win the war. The outcome has already been decided–with the Savior, we will win, everytime! Join Karen as she teaches with the Spirit about some of the things we as mothers know. She also invites you join her in an 8-week webinar training called Mom Power www.mompowertraining.com. If you have any questions about Mom Power, Mothers Who Know or any of the programs at life changing services, please reach out at motherswhoknow.org/contact

This is a special clip from Karen’s Mom Power class, an 8-week series teaching moms to strengthen themselves, fortify their families,  fight the adversary and receive personal revelation. In this short message, Karen shares a personal experience about receiving revelation, about asking God “Why us?” and “Why is this happening to us?”. She talks about how God answered her prayers–not in the way she thought at all and how she finally learned that the only person she could change was herself. For more information on our next Mom Power Training series or to register go to mompowertraining.org 

This is the audio from one of Karen’s Eternal Warriors classes–protecting our families from the evils of pornography. However, this is probably not the training you think it’s going to be. In this training, Karen teaches parents that the most important thing they need to know, and their kids need to know, is WHO THEY ARE–divine sons and daughters of God. We need to teach them that our homes and hearts are “a place of grace” and that its okay to make mistakes or even feel like you have failed–that is what the Atonement is for. Mothers can have such a huge influence on their children and how that handle situations. This is a powerful lesson.  To get an ebook copy of Karen’s book “Momma Trauma,” CLICK HERE and to find out more information about Eternal Warriors check out the website.

You are in for a treat today as you listen to our dear Momma Verla share her wisdom and her wit.  Momma Verla shares a touching story about a young man who, after years of struggling with addictions and spending time in jail, is finally able to turn his life around.  He attributes his success to the influence of his sweet mother who never gave up on him. Momma Verla reminds us that the influence of a mother is a precious gift and even though we may not realize it at the moment, our efforts will have a lasting impact in the lives of our children.

Meet Karen Broadhead – this is her story. Karen is currently the Parent Support Specialist at Life Changing Services and works daily to help and support mothers. This is the story of how she got here and why she started Mothers Who Know. She talks about feeling inadequate as a mother and being tormented daily that she wasn’t doing things right. She felt like she was “checking all the boxes” but her kids were still struggling.  Then she started learning the same principles her son was learning in Sons of Helaman, and she figured out that with the Savior, she could find peace. Now she teaches other mothers these same principles. For more information on Sons of Helaman check out sonsofhelaman.org

In this special episode guest Ally Hayward opens up about her struggles with anxiety and depression. After being really sick and not able to figure out why, Ally was diagnosed on her mission with anxiety and depression. As she learned to handle this and find the right medication, she was inspired to come home early and get help from her family and doctors. Ally is now a mother with beautiful daughters and she talks about how she takes this all on daily and has found hope and strength. Her advice to others trying to support someone with depression is to let them feel, let them run through the emotions, and just be a support. Those with mental health concerns need understanding and acknowledgement. For more information on Ally, check out her blog at https://silentlysurvivingsouls.com/. If you have a daughter struggling with anxiety or depression or other self-harm issues, please check out our Daughters of Light program. Or for information about Mom Power Training, Click Here

Special guest presenter Deanna Lambson, founder and  creator of White Ribbon Week (www.whiteribbonweek.org), joins Karen in this special “Breakfast with Karen” episode. Deanna shares personal experiences, stories and tools to help kids make good choices online and with social media. Deanna talks about ways to empower kids, teach them to talk to adults when they see something that is inappropriate, and promote healthy online behaviors. She shares her testimony of the Savior and how He is truly the one to save our kids, and He can help moms as they navigate this technology world and any choices our loved ones may make. For more information about the Mom Power class, please visit mompowertraining.org

Meet Allison and Crystal–a couple of moms like you and me who share their wisdom and ideas to have a less stressful summer. We all hate it when our kids say, “I’m Bored!” It can get so stressful when kids are out of their routines, don’t want to do anything around the house, or struggle with anxiety. Allison and Crystal share their stories, thoughts and ideas along with other moms. 
 

In this episode of the Like Dragons Did They Fight series, Karen Broadhead interviews Warrior Mom Diane. Diane opens up about her struggles with her teenage daughter. When Diane learned that her daughter doubted her own self-worth, thought about suicide and using drugs to dull the pain she was feeling, Diane confronted her in an attempt to help. Unfortunately, this initially backfired and Diane felt like their home became a “war zone”. She felt she was operating out of fear. When she learned to rely on the Holy Ghost, Diane could help herself and find ways to mend things with her daughter and help her. Diane’s message to moms is that “there is really hope” and “I am resilient.”   Listen to Diane’s story of hope. 

Mothers Who Know is not only for mothers with a son struggling, but it’s also for mothers with a daughter struggling. Once a month we have a therapist answer questions for moms specifically about daughters–how to help and support them and sometimes, just how to best mother them. For more information check out Daughters of Light, a program specifically for young women.

 

This is a special Mother’s Day clip for all moms (short–about 3 minutes). This time of year can be hard for mothers whose children are not always making good choices. Karen tells us that Mother’s Day is really about having gratitude in knowing that “God can see me”. She tells us that “being a mother doesn’t mean we are the Savior,” it means that God trusts us with the children he has sent us. And He trusts us enough to love them no matter what. Listen to this short message from Karen and know that YOU ARE LOVED AND TRUSTED!  Special love to all women from the Mothers Who Know Team.

In this episode of the “Like Dragons Did They Fight” audio series, Karen interviews warrior mother Lynda. Lynda opens up about her own struggles with addictions in her life and how she found solace in the Savior and the Atonement. When she found out her son was struggling, she could honestly say, “I understand what you are going through”. She has learned so much and wants other mothers to know that they are not alone in this fight, that there are others fighting, and that when we rely on the Savior Jesus Christ and His Atonement, we can find peace. Her advice to us all is, “Don’t give up! Your child is still awesome and amazing, even if he/she is struggling. Let the Savior handle it.” 

To listen to Karen interview others in this series, check out the podcast channel Like Dragons Did They Fight“.

In this episode of the “Like Dragons Did They Fight” audio series, Karen interviews warrior mom Julie.  Julie is the wife of a Sons of Helaman clinician and talks about the struggles they had in their own family, even though they “should have known”. Julie’s family has 6 children and their oldest son had several struggles with addictions and other challenges. She also talks about how they have seen first hand how the gospel of Jesus Christ heals lives and the effect it can have on individuals and families and help a person recover from various addictions. Julie talks about being able to see her son recover, marry an amazing woman and finally be happy. Then in a tragic accident a few years later, he was killed instantly. Julie talks about how they were supported during that time and the things she has learned since then.

To listen to Karen interview others in this series, check out the podcast channel Like Dragons Did They Fight“.

In this episode of the “Like Dragons Did They Fight” series, host Karen Broadhead interviews Warrior Mother Kathy. Kathy has a son who overcame an addiction to pornography. She talks about how hard that was for her as a mom and how she had to learn how to help and support him. She learned to draw on the strength of the Savior, and also found support from other mothers in Mothers Who Know. Kathy talks about what she learned along the way in this journey and how she has found peace in the storms of her life as she has learned ways to protect her family. Kathy mentions her favorite scripture 2 Timothy 1:7 “For God hath not give us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

To listen to Karen interview others in this series, check out the podcast channel “Like Dragons Did They Fight“.

Karen Broadhead, Parent Support Specialist, interviews a graduate from the Men of Moroni program. David is married and can’t even remember when his addiction started, but when he realized it was causing his wife severe PTSD, pain and heartache, he knew he needed to find something that would help him overcome his addiction for the rest of his life.  David explains how the Church’s Addiction Recovery Program works hand in hand with Life Changing Services’ Men of Moroni program and the different things each program teaches. He talks about how “your mood has stolen part of your agency” and how he learned to overcome his “mood battles”. Listen as David opens up about how he learned to overcome his addiction and repair his marriage.  For more information on the programs at Life Changing Services please visit our website at https://www.lifechangingservices.org/

In this episode Karen Broadhead, founder and director of Mothers Who Know and Mom Power Training, teaches about the importance of receiving personal revelation in our lives. We all know its important, and would love to receive it, but often have no idea exactly how. In this episode, Karen talks about how she learned to receive revelation using different colored pens while “Writing Letters to God” and writing in her journal. She uses these various colors of pens to gather “evidence” that God does love her and does in fact talk to her. She teaches that while she may not get “awe inspiring” answers everyday, she can look over her past journals and easily see where God was in fact talking to her. She now has evidence that God is in her life, is beside her every step of the way, and speaks to her in small ways. PoWeR journaling includes Prayer, Writing and Reading. For a printout of the things Karen talks about and how she uses each color, CLICK HERE to download a pdf version.

In this episode Karen Broadhead, Parent Support Specialist at Life Changing Services, had a special guest panel of moms who shared their own stories and ways of receiving revelation. These moms opened up about their struggles and how they learned to listen to the Spirit. Come listen to Jen, Kathy and BJ share what has worked for them and what things they have learned over the last few years. Be inspired by their testimonies, their successes and their insights as we all learn from other moms.

In this episode Karen Broadhead, Parent Support Specialist, talks with guest presenter Shari Leder. Shari gets personal with moms and talks about some of her struggles of being a single mom and trying to raise 3 girls.  She gives insights into teaching and inspiring children, and helping them desire their own testimony. Shari talks about sharing stories and finding “golden nuggets” in everyone. Shari’s insights are helpful for all moms. She is absolutely delightful to listen to as she shares her experiences and truly opens up to moms.

Warrior Chemistry is the power God has give us to overcome fear and deception in our lives. In this podcast, Karen teaches that fear is nothing more than False Evidence Appearing Real and a tactic of the adversary to get us to do things we wouldn’t normally do or to fight with our family members. Karen opens up about some of her personal battles and struggles and what she does every day to help overcome them. (Note: this audio was pulled from a video training Karen did so its not the best quality and we apologize. However, we felt the message was important enough to get out to mothers anyway! If you would rather watch the video, click here.

Bryton is 22 years old at the time of this recording. He is  an advanced martial artist, a skilled rock climber, a natural leader, and people and kids who meet him think he’s incredible almost immediately.  He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. However, from the time he was 8 years old, he had an addiction he had to learn to overcome.  After joining Sons of Helaman, he learned to fight and overcome his addiction. His mother was a huge strength to him and his father became his “battle buddy” during his recovery. In this podcast, Bryton shares some of the tactics he used during his journey to recovery. Meet Bryton, hear how he overcome his trials and not only learned from them but became stronger. You will gain hope and be uplifted as you hear his story of success! 

Warrior Chemistry is the power God has give us to overcome fear and deception in our lives. In this podcast, Karen teaches that fear is nothing more than False Evidence Appearing Real and a tactic of the adversary to get us to do things we wouldn’t normally do or to fight with our family members. Karen opens up about some of her personal battles and struggles and what she does every day to help overcome them. (Note: this audio was pulled from a video training Karen did so its not the best quality and we apologize. However, we felt the message was important enough to get out to mothers anyway! If you would rather watch the video, click here.

In this powerful and uplifting podcast, Karen interviews a special friend and warrior mother–Emily. Emily has faced struggles and trials in her life, but has learned that God can turn even the weakest people into pillars of faith. She has learned that God’s timing is always perfect, even if its not exactly the same timing we want. When her son was 16, she felt like they were “that” family as he struggled to overcome a pornography addiction. But through this journey she learned to be grateful for her trials and to throw away her own time clock and rely on God’s. Emily talks about her greatest gift, that of being a mother. Yet she realizes that even as her children struggle to find themselves, she can never take away their agency. Her advice to mothers is to never stop loving your children, never stop praying for them, never give up, and trust in God’s timing.

Karen interviews Warrior Mother April about her journey with her son as he went through the Sons of Helaman program for pornography addiction. April talks about how she too needed to heal and work on herself to be able to support her son as he worked to overcome his addiction. April learned to rely on the Savior, be her son’s greatest cheerleader, and make adjustments along the way in what worked for their family. Listen as Karen interviews a mother who found hope and healing down a road no one wants to travel, but one April says she learned things she could not have learned any other way.

In this episode, Karen Broadhead, Parent Support Specialist, interviews Sons of Helaman General Adam about his journey in overcoming a pornography addiction. Adam is open about the struggles he faced and how he learned to overcome his addiction, what things worked to help him, and “why he fights” everyday to continue this journey and to help others.  

Karen interviews Warrior Mothers Julie who talks about her family’s journey with the Sons of Helaman program and how her son found the Savior and gained a testimony of the Atonement. She talks about how she was supported and strengthened through Mothers Who Know and Eternal Warriors. Meet Julie and hear her amazing journey – what she learned, how she grew, and how her son’s addiction actually helped her as a mother and woman to grow into the person she is today, and find peace and understanding in the face of their family’s trial. 

Karen interviews Warrior Mother Stephanie about her journey with her son. Stephanie talks about how she was impacted by his choices, how she watched him battle to overcome a pornography addiction, and how much she saw him grow and how much she personally learned during this journey. She talks about how she handled the situation wrong, but has since learned from that. This is not the road she would have chosen for her son, for her, or for her family, but one she can see the blessings from travelling. She has found “peace in the storm” and wants other mothers to know that there is HOPE!
Karen talks about how our bodies are a gift from God, and because of that, we have so much power with them. We can use that power to overcome weaknesses, find our true self, serve others, and do good. Instead of focusing on the things we don’t like about ourselves, we can ask God to show us how much he loves us, and show us the amazing things and gifts he has given us. You can learn to love yourself, exactly as you are, with the help of the Savior in your life. Your body has power and is divine. What an amazing gift from God.
Karen Broadhead teaches how women can receive personal revelation in their lives, how they can come unto Christ and FIND HIM. She teaches how women can learn to HEAR how God talks to them, find the Savior, and receive the revelation they personally need to hear.
Karen Broadhead, Family Life and Wellness Coach, talks about how mothers can talk to their children about sensitive topics and “get over awkward.” She talks about the importance of teaching our children that they can talk to us about anything, and that if we aren’t the ones teaching our children – who is? She teaches the importance of listening to the Spirit and the promptings we receive and teaching our kids that “God loves you so much, He inspired me to know that something was wrong.” We also learn that even if we do things wrong, the Savior is there to help, and it is through His Atonement that all can come back to Him. This is such a powerful episode and one all mothers should listen to – regardless of the age of their children.
Michelle Schmidt, wife of The Piano Guys’ Jon Schmidt, shares how trusting in God has helped her through the unthinkable loss of her daughter Annie and the challenge of supporting a family member with an addiction. Listen as Michelle talks about how her faith carried her through one of the most trying times as a mother. She also talks about how other trials earlier in life helped prepare her for this and helped her rely on the Savior to get her through it.

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