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The Surviving Sarah Podcast is hosted by Sarah Bragg, and each week she brings a different guest on the show to talk about what it looks like to survive--survive life, yourself, your kids, your job, your relationships. Each guest brings their unique story to the table in a real and casual way. The conversation is curated for you much like listening to your favorite playlist to inform, inspire, encourage and entertain women.
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Now displaying: October, 2018
Oct 30, 2018

It’s that time again for another crossover episode with my good friend, Melanie Dale. Each month, Melanie and I sit down and have a conversation about a topic that we are both surviving and that we could lighten up about. So one part is here and the part of the conversation is on her show, Lighten Up with Melanie Dale. So be sure to hop over there when are you are finished listening to this one.

Today’s topic is near and dear to my heart and I have been having all the thoughts and feelings about it. We have a whole conversation about failure. We talk about what we learned about failure early on, how rejection is connected to failure, and how fear plays a role. So much good stuff packed in a small window of time.

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Thank you for following along life with me. I love being apart of your day. And as always, I hope this show helps you survive a little easier.

Oct 23, 2018

Linda Kay Klein, the author of PURE: Inside the Evangelical Movement that Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free, joins me today. She is the founder of Break Free Together, an organization committed to helping people claim their whole selves—mind, spirit, and body. Linda’s work has been featured on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Elle.com, GoodHousekeeping.com, and many others. 

Linda is a trained Our Whole Lives (OWL) sexuality education facilitator and Vice Chair of the Board for the Forum for Theological Exploration. She holds an interdisciplinary Masters degree from NYU, where she focused on American Evangelical Christian sex and gender messaging for girls.

By the title of the book alone, you can tell where this conversation is heading. If you grew up in the True Love Waits or I Kissed Dating Goodbye culture then you will find this very interesting. We talk about growing up during the purity movement, where this movement came from and what it was a reaction to. We also talk about the fear and shame that have been used as external motivations for purity and how we can start building a healthy conversation around sexuality.

This conversation may be uncomfortable or awkward or it may cause you to feel frustrated. But  this is such an important conversation for us to have especially if you grew up in the purity movement and especially if you are now parenting kids after growing up through that movement. We have to be aware of the shame that we carry—we can’t build shame resilient kids if we don’t address our own shame. And we have to be committed to figure out how to have conversations around sexuality that don’t include shame.

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Oct 19, 2018

With this being infant loss awareness week, I wanted to re-release my conversation with Sarah Rieke. She is a kind hearted, gentle spirited woman who has suffered the loss of children and has a passion to walk with women who also suffer loss. We talk about grieving and fear and what she would say to a women walking a similar path. She also has a podcast called Heart Lessons so if you are looking for more from her be sure to check that out. 

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Oct 16, 2018

Crystal Stine joins me today. She is a mom to a 6 year old little girl and she married her high school sweetheart. Professionally, she is an author, speaker and freelance communications consultant. Her first book Holy Hustle: Embracing a Work Hard, Rest Well Lifestyle came out this summer. So we talk about what a holy hustle is, what it looks like to honor God in both our work and our rest and how manage the tension between both.

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Thank you for following along life with me. I love being apart of your day. And as always, I hope this show helps you survive a little easier.

Oct 9, 2018

Ellie Holcomb joins me around my virtual kitchen table. This was the first time we’ve met and she is such a delight! I’m sure if you’ve ever heard her on another show or seen her in concert then that comes as no surprise. She makes you feel like you’ve been friends forever. If you don’t know who Ellie is, she is a singer/songwriter, mother to 3 and wife to Drew Holcomb who is also a musician. We recorded this episode way back in July when she was fully pregnant with their third. She has since welcomed Samuel Rivers Holcomb to the world.

This conversation feels like we are all joining her on her front porch with a cool drink in hand. We talk about what’s its like to manage the tension of living out her dreams in regards to work while also living out the dreams of being a mom; we talk about how she handles the tensions around social media; we talk about what she wants her kids to know and understand and how that connects to the new children’s book and EP that she just released.

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Thank you for following along life with me. I love being apart of your day. And as always, I hope this show helps you survive a little easier.

Oct 2, 2018

Karla Akins, mother of 5, educator and author joins me today to have a conversation about her book A Pair of Miracles: A Story of Autism, Faith and Determined ParentingKarla and her husband adopted twin boys 23 years ago who later were diagnosed with autism. One thing I like about Karla’s perspective is that she has parented through the stages. Her boys are 23 now. If you are a parent of a kid with autism, I think you will benefit from that perspective. We talk about facing hardship, helpful tips for parenting autistic kids, advice on how to handle siblings and what helped her when she was in the thick of raising her boys.

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What did you enjoy about this episode? What was your takeaway. Let's continue the conversation  on Instagram or Twitter or you can send me an email here

Thank you for following along life with me. I love being apart of your day. And as always, I hope this show helps you survive a little easier.

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