Rewrite Your Story - Personal Growth and Development

Facing a Setback? Searching for Clarity or Inspiration? Real change doesn’t come in the blink of an eye. It’s the small, deliberate steps that carve out the significant impacts we see in our lives. Hosts Stephen and Sharlene have decades of experience as coaches, mentors, and professional counselors who have helped hundreds of people just like you find more clarity and success in their lives. Each episode is crafted with you in mind, tackling real challenges from real people who’ve been right where you are. Join them every week and get a step closer to the person you were meant to be. Discover how to break free from financial constraints, cultivate meaningful relationships, heal from past traumas, and much more. With a foundation in their faith, Stephen and Sharlene share how divine guidance has steered them through rough waters, offering you the same compass to navigate your journey. Be inspired, be empowered, and be ready to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and personal growth. Subscribe to the ‘Rewrite Your Life Story’ Podcast on your favorite podcast platform, and start pursuing your dreams with unwavering determination. Your best chapter is waiting to be written. Disclaimer: This podcast is not a substitute for professional medical or psychological advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your healthcare provider or a qualified mental health professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or mental health concerns.

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Monday Jul 01, 2024

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Have you ever felt like the church you trusted just burned you? 
Have you ever experienced betrayal or disappointment from the very community that was meant to nurture your faith? Church hurt is a painful reality for many, often leaving deep emotional scars and shaking the foundations of one's spiritual life.
Stephen and Sharlene Licciardello bravely share their personal journey through church hurt, offering hope and guidance for those struggling with similar experiences. They explore the important distinction between church hurt and religious trauma, providing listeners with valuable insights to identify and address their own spiritual wounds.
Chapters:
03:40 - Religious trauma and psychological distress11:00 - Experiencing and responding to Church hurt16:17 - Power of words, judgment, and seeking God26:04 - Why questioning faith is normal34:46 - Prayer for healing, restoration, and forgiveness
Through their candid discussion, they highlight the crucial role of community in the healing process, encouraging you to reconsider isolation as a coping mechanism. They offer practical steps for recovery, emphasizing the power of forgiveness and the importance of redirecting trust towards a higher purpose.
Stephen and Sharlene's experience overcoming church hurt also help them find a renewed, stronger faith on the other side. Their journey from pain to healing provides actionable advice and inspirational insights for anyone seeking to rewrite their story of spiritual setback into one of triumph.
Listen and transform your path to healing and spiritual growth.
Stay tuned until the end - the hosts share a perspective-shifting insight that could fundamentally change how you view your church hurt experience.
Download Your FREE Copy: 6 Pillars of Rewriting Your Story
EPISODE RESOURCES:
Ask Us a Question by Emailing: Hi@Stephenandsharlene.com
Connect with us on: https://www.instagram.com/stephenandsharlene
Learn more about your hosts: https://stephenandsharlene.com/
Help support the show by sharing it with a friend and give us a review on Apple Podcast or Spotify.
Disclaimer: This podcast is not a substitute for professional medical or psychological advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your healthcare provider or a qualified mental health professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or mental health concerns.
 

Monday Jun 24, 2024

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Are you struggling to find love and happiness after a painful past? 
Hosts, Stephen and Sharlene talk with Larry and Dawne, two incredible individuals who found each other later in life after tragedy, enduring childhood abuse, and both being single parents. 
Through their rawness and honesty, you'll learn that healing is possible, no matter how deep the wounds. Larry and Dawne's experiences will show you the importance of taking time to process your pain, seeking support, and ultimately, finding joy and purpose on the other side of hardship.
The mission of their company, Grit2Grace, is to foster a purpose-driven work culture, improve communication, increase engagement and retention, and ultimately drive better performance by supporting employees holistically during challenging life events. Dawne and Larry draw from their own experiences overcoming trauma and finding purpose to provide authentic, resonant training.
Chapters:04:01 - Navigating Online Dating in Your 40s10:00 - Balancing Parenting and Dating12:49 - Transforming Pain into Purpose and Joy20:00 - The Magic of the First Date: Larry and Dawne’s Connection43:00 - Combining Passion and Purpose to Humanize Workplaces
Through navigating the challenges of blending their families and starting a business together, Larry and Dawne discovered the power of communication, respect, and the unbreakable bond of a shared vision. Their insights will provide you with practical tools to build a strong foundation for your own relationships, both personal and professional.
You’ll learn that your past does not define your future and that every challenge you've faced has the potential to lead you to a life of greater purpose and fulfillment.
Listen, learn and be inspired to embrace your own story, no matter how messy or painful it may be.
Connect with Guest: Dawne Jacobs
Connect with Guest: Larry Ambrose
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EPISODE RESOURCES:
Ask Us a Question by Emailing: Hi@Stephenandsharlene.com
Connect with us on: https://www.instagram.com/stephenandsharlene
Learn more about your hosts: https://stephenandsharlene.com/
Help support the show by sharing it with a friend and give us a review on Apple Podcast or Spotify.
Disclaimer: This podcast is not a substitute for professional medical or psychological advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your healthcare provider or a qualified mental health professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or mental health concerns.
 

Monday Jun 17, 2024

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Are you tired of feeling pressure to always be positive, even when life gets tough? 
Stephen and Sharlene Licciardello shed light on the pervasive issue of toxic positivity and how it can hinder your pursuit of genuine happiness and success.
Understand the dangers of suppressing your emotions and learn why acknowledging your authentic feelings is crucial for personal growth and resilience. Stephen and Sharlene share eye-opening insights and real-life examples that will change the way you think about positivity and its role in your life.
Chapters:00:04:02 - The Painful Reality of Invalidated Feelings00:07:01 - Navigating the Minefield of Others' Emotional Distress00:11:13 - The Positivity Trap: How Forcing Happiness Backfires00:22:48 - The Law of Attraction: A Double-Edged Sword00:26:30 - Escaping the Comparison Quicksand
You’ll walk away with practical strategies for finding emotional balance and navigating life's challenges with grace and realistic optimism. Learn to break free from the chains of toxic positivity and reclaim your emotional truth, empowering you to face setbacks head-on and come out stronger on the other side.
Through their expertise and compassionate guidance, Stephen and Sharlene will help you develop a healthier, more balanced approach to positivity that honors your unique experiences and supports your journey toward genuine well-being.
Don't wait another second to embark on this life-altering adventure.
Press play and gain the tools you need to embrace your emotions and create a life of authentic fulfillment.
 
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EPISODE RESOURCES:
Ask Us a Question by Emailing: Hi@Stephenandsharlene.com
Connect with us on: https://www.instagram.com/stephenandsharlene
Learn more about your hosts: https://stephenandsharlene.com/
Help support the show by sharing it with a friend and give us a review on Apple Podcast or Spotify.
Disclaimer: This podcast is not a substitute for professional medical or psychological advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your healthcare provider or a qualified mental health professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or mental health concerns.
 

Monday May 27, 2024

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Longing For a Deeper Connection With Your Partner?
Stephen and Sharlene welcome Janelle Green, a marriage coach who knows a thing or two about overcoming tough times and building a love that lasts. As a devout Catholic, she shares her fears and doubts about divorce and the impact it might have on her faith. 
Janelle gets real about her own struggles growing up as a first-generation Canadian immigrant and how she managed to break free from a failed marriage and discover what it really takes to create a happy, healthy relationship.  
Chapters:
03:18 - When a Fairytale Marriage Turns into a Nightmare
07:24 - Choosing Happiness Over Expectations
16:07 - How Meeting the Queen Shaped Janelle's Destiny
20:09 - The Secret to Janelle's Unbreakable Marriage
29:47 - Breaking Free from Religious Guilt
Through her own experiences and her work as a marriage coach, Janelle dishes out the dirt on what makes a marriage work. She shares the most important thing you must do with your partner that will lead you to be able to communicate openly and honestly.
So whether you're single or you're in a relationship that could use a little TLC, this episode is for you. Janelle's down-to-earth approach will make you feel like you're chatting with a good friend who just wants to see you succeed in love.
Listen and and start taking steps towards building the love life you've always wanted. 
Don't waste another minute feeling stuck or unhappy in your relationships. 
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EPISODE RESOURCES:
Connect With Jeanell Greene: https://www.instagram.com/jeanellgreene77/?hl=en
Ask Us a Question by Emailing: Hi@Stephenandsharlene.com
Connect with us on: https://www.instagram.com/stephenandsharlene
Learn more about your hosts: https://stephenandsharlene.com/
Help support the show by sharing it with a friend and give us a review on Apple Podcast or Spotify.
Disclaimer: This podcast is not a substitute for professional medical or psychological advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your healthcare provider or a qualified mental health professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or mental health concerns.
 

Monday May 20, 2024

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Is Constant Negativity Risking Your Relationships? 
Stephen and Sharlene are joined by the Author of “The Role of Love” Paul Zolman. He shares his incredible journey from growing up in an abusive, angry household to discovering a transformative path of love and compassion. 
Despite making a promise to himself in high school to never act out of anger, Paul found himself trapped in the same destructive patterns. It wasn't until a series of life-altering experiences that he began to take responsibility for his own actions and seek a new way of living.
Chapters:03:06 - The Power of Small Adjustments06:08 - Seeking Love Across America12:12 - The Inspiration Behind the Love Language Game  30:58 - Creating and Cherishing a Journal for Memories39:05 - Reflecting on Sunrise and Sunset During Work
Through small, consistent changes, he gradually shifted his focus from anger to love, using the principles of love languages and a unique tool, a game,  he developed to guide his daily interactions.
Listen, learn, and walk away learning the intentional actions and how to cultivate positive habits to overcome deeply ingrained negative behaviors.
Paul offers you actionable and practical advice to break free from a cycle of anger or negativity.
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EPISODE RESOURCES:
Connect With Paul Zolman: https://roleoflove.com/
Ask Us a Question by Emailing: Hi@Stephenandsharlene.com
Connect with us on: https://www.instagram.com/stephenandsharlene
Learn more about your hosts: https://stephenandsharlene.com/
Help support the show by sharing it with a friend and give us a review on Apple Podcast or Spotify.
Disclaimer: This podcast is not a substitute for professional medical or psychological advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your healthcare provider or a qualified mental health professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or mental health concerns.
 
 

Monday May 13, 2024

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Ever Been Curious About Investing in Real Estate? 
Stephen and Sharlene sit down with real estate investor, mentor, and philanthropist Mathew Pezon. Learn about his experience as a mentor at The Real Estate Lab, a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching real estate investing to disadvantaged communities.
Mathew generously shares the invaluable lessons he's learned on his journey from being deep in debt after college to creating wealth in real estate. 
Chapters:
04:44 Overcoming Scarcity Mindset, Embracing Money As Tool
09:36 Investment Philosophy, Risk Tolerance, Asset Preferences, Retirement
11:41 Driven By Success, Learning About Investing
14:23 Determined To Focus On Real Estate Investing
16:48 Transition From Spain To Us, Investing Experience
You'll understand the value of mentorship and the importance of surrounding yourself with people who have already achieved what you aspire to. Learn how to develop the mindset of a successful investor, how to identify opportunities in real estate, and how to overcome the challenges that come with building wealth. 
Mathew's wisdom, compassion, and dedication to helping others will not only educate you but also put a fire under you to pursue your dreams with renewed determination.
Listen and get inspired and equipped with the tools you need to transform your life through the power of real estate investing and mentorship.
Download Your FREE Copy: 6 Pillars of Rewriting Your Story
 
EPISODE RESOURCES:
Connect With Mathew Pezon: https://www.instagram.com/pezonproperties/
Ask Us a Question by Emailing: Hi@Stephenandsharlene.com
Connect with us on: https://www.instagram.com/stephenandsharlene
Learn more about your hosts: https://stephenandsharlene.com/
Help support the show by sharing it with a friend and give us a review on Apple Podcast or Spotify.
Disclaimer: This podcast is not a substitute for professional medical or psychological advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your healthcare provider or a qualified mental health professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or mental health concerns.
 

Monday May 06, 2024

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What if talking about death could help you live a more purpose driven life?
Stephen and Sharlene dive deep into the often-taboo topic of death and dying. By acknowledging your finite time on Earth, you can develop a newfound sense of urgency to pursue our passions and live with intention.
They touch on this intriguing custom practiced by a tribe in Indonesia whose bodies are preserved using oils and other methods. Stephen and Sharlene were surprised by what  people did years after their loved ones death. 
Chapters:07:04 - Different Cultures Have Varied Perspectives On Death09:50 - Preparing For The Inevitable Eases Anxiety20:41 - Approach Discussing Death Sensitively and Respectfully32:43 - Explore Passions, Seek Direction, Make Purposeful Choices37:07 - Avoid Regrets and Live Life To Fullest
They provide practical advice on how to approach conversations about death with loved ones, emphasizing the importance of understanding and communicating our end-of-life wishes. Discussing the concept of leaving a lasting legacy, encouraging listeners to consider the impact they want to make on the world.
Listen and gain the tools and inspiration needed to live life to the fullest, appreciate each moment, and create a legacy that extends far beyond your physical presence.
Don't miss this opportunity to reframe your relationship with death and discover a newfound sense of purpose. 
 
EPISODE RESOURCES:
Download Your FREE Copy: 6 Pillars of Rewriting Your Story
Ask Us a Question by Emailing: Hi@Stephenandsharlene.com
Connect with us on: https://www.instagram.com/stephenandsharlene
Learn more about your hosts: https://stephenandsharlene.com/
Help support the show by sharing it with a friend and give us a review on Apple Podcast or Spotify.
 
Disclaimer: This podcast is not a substitute for professional medical or psychological advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your healthcare provider or a qualified mental health professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or mental health concerns.

Monday Apr 29, 2024

Wondered What It Takes to Make it As A Comedian?
 
Stephen and Sharlene talk with entrepreneur and comedian Leanne Linsky.  She talks about how she went from working a corporate job in Las Vegas to chasing her dream of being a comedian, and all the ups and downs along the way. 
 
Right before the pandemic Leanne saw a gap between social media and live comedy shows. Learn how her company, Plausible is this cool virtual playground where comedians can showcase their talents and grow their careers.
 
Chapters:
08:41 - Comedy Helps Reframe Your Life
11:09 - Wrote And Performed Personal Show About Relationships
19:25 - Created Innovative Technology To Support Global Comedy
24:09 - Breaking Comedians Free From Seeking Permission
 
Leanne shares how she used humor to cope with some really tough times, like going through a divorce and feeling lost in her career. Her infectious humor and down-to-earth wisdom will leave you feeling inspired, empowered, and ready to take on whatever life throws your way. 
 
Listen, learn, and learn to find humor in every situation.
 
So if you're feeling stuck, if you're going through a tough time, or if you just need a good laugh, this episode is for you.
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EPISODE RESOURCES:
Connect with Leanne: https://leannelinsky.com/ 
Starting Laughing at: https://plauzzable.com/
Ask Us a Question by Emailing: Hi@Stephenandsharlene.com
Connect with us on: https://www.instagram.com/stephenandsharlene
Learn more about your hosts: https://stephenandsharlene.com/
Help support the show by sharing it with a friend and give us a review on Apple Podcast or Spotify.
Disclaimer: This podcast is not a substitute for professional medical or psychological advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your healthcare provider or a qualified mental health professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or mental health concerns.

Monday Apr 22, 2024

Thinking About Finally Writing Your First Novel?
In this captivating episode, Stephen and Sharlene sit down with Mark Jamilkowski, a healthcare finance professional who unexpectedly became an historical fiction author. 
You'll discover how the act of writing can help you navigate through life's challenges and setbacks, providing a powerful outlet for healing and self-discovery. Mark shares his incredible story of meeting Clara, an Italian immigrant whose life experiences inspired him to write his first novel.
 
Chapters:
00:09:39 - Lessons in Forgiveness and Compassion
00:13:55 - The Emotional Toll of Writing
00:17:31 - The Struggle of an Indie Author
00:22:17 - Advice for Aspiring Authors
00:29:02 - The Power of Vulnerability
 
You'll learn the power of storytelling can help you to find clarity, purpose, and a deeper understanding of yourself. Mark offers valuable insights and advice for aspiring authors, sharing his own struggles and triumphs as he balanced the demands of his career with his newfound passion for writing. 
 
He'll guide you through the process of turning your ideas into a tangible book, offering actionable tips and strategies for overcoming self-doubt, embracing vulnerability, and crafting a compelling story that resonates with readers.
 
Whether you're considering writing your first book, seeking to make a change in your life, or simply looking for inspiration to pursue your dreams, this episode is a must-listen. 
Press play and join us as we explore how  writing a book will help you discover your own potential and leave a lasting impact on the world.
 
Download Your FREE Copy: 6 Pillars of Rewriting Your Story
EPISODE RESOURCES:
Pick up a copy of Mark's book at: The Road to Moresco
Ask Us a Question by Emailing: Hi@Stephenandsharlene.com
Connect with us on: https://www.instagram.com/stephenandsharlene
Learn more about your hosts: https://stephenandsharlene.com/
Help support the show by sharing it with a friend and give us a review on Apple Podcast or Spotify.
Disclaimer: This podcast is not a substitute for professional medical or psychological advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your healthcare provider or a qualified mental health professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or mental health concerns.
 

Monday Apr 15, 2024

Do You Know All the Red Flags of a Narcissistic Partner?
Stephen and Sharlene have a powerful conversation with the Author of “Gasping for Air: The Stranglehold of Narcissistic Abuse," Dana Diaz, who shares how she was able to overcome narcissistic abuse and reclaim her life.
She bravely shares the insidious nature of narcissists and how it can leave you feeling like a prisoner in your own life. Learn the moment she realized her body was literally shutting down from the constant stress, manipulation, and how she broke free. 
Chapters:
09:46 - Finally Ending Toxic Relationships After 45 Years
15:51 - Rediscovering Herself Through Travel 
25:15 - How to Recognize and Avoid Toxic Behaviors In Relationships
36:12 - Discovering Purpose And Coping With Absence.
38:00 - Surprising Therapist Advice for Growth 
Dana takes you step-by-step through the process of rebuilding her self-esteem and learning to trust her own instincts again. She shares the surprising advice from her therapist that helped her confront her fears and start living authentically.
Listen and learn how to recognize the red flags of narcissistic abuse, how to set boundaries and protect yourself, and how to start envisioning the life you deserve. 
Whether you're currently in a difficult relationship or working to heal from past trauma, this interview will provide the tools and inspiration you need to start your own journey of transformation.
Download Your FREE Copy: 6 Pillars of Rewriting Your Story
EPISODE RESOURCES:
Pick up a copy of Dana's book at: https://danasdiaz.com/
Ask Us a Question by Emailing: Hi@Stephenandsharlene.com
Connect with us on: https://www.instagram.com/stephenandsharlene
Learn more about your hosts: https://stephenandsharlene.com/
Help support the show by sharing it with a friend and give us a review on Apple Podcast or Spotify.
Disclaimer: This podcast is not a substitute for professional medical or psychological advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your healthcare provider or a qualified mental health professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or mental health concerns.
 

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