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The Paula Faris 'Faith & Calling' Podcast

Ep 43 - Jen Hatmaker: Picking Up the Pieces

11/30/2021 00:39:55
Ep 43 - Jen Hatmaker: Picking Up the Pieces
New York Times bestselling author, Jen Hatmaker, is opening up about overcoming a year of grief, how she learned to get through it instead of over it, and she shares her advice for making it through the holidays after going through a divorce or losing someone you love. Her marriage suddenly ended at the start of the pandemic after 26 years, and she says it sent her into a deep depression where she experienced an array of health issues for the first time. After some time and the unwavering support from friends and family, Jen started to work on her 15th book, which is a cookbook she partially credits with saving her life (coming out in the fall), and she committed to doing the personal work required to get through the trauma instead of trying to find a way around it. She also talks about the one holiday tradition she refuses to let go and the deal she made with her sons to keep them participating every year.

Enjoy Jen's books at JenHatmaker.com

Listen to Paula on Jen's "For the Love" podcast

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Ep 42 - Amy Robach & Andrew Shue: Navigating Blended Families

11/16/2021 00:39:23
Ep 42 - Amy Robach & Andrew Shue: Navigating Blended Families
ABC News' Amy Robach, and her 90's heartthrob actor and husband, Andrew Shue, are currently exploring Antarctica, but before their trip they took sometime to catch up with Paula. The duo talk about their love story, the struggles of becoming a step-parent (something 40% of families across the U.S. are coping with), and their blended family that inspired their new children's book, "Better Together." They open about Amy's breast cancer diagnosis three years after they were married, how it impacted their relationship, and also how it inspired them both to live life more fully. Amy and Andrew also talk about how much therapy has helped them over the years, especially in building trust in one another, saying it's unlikely they would be where they are today without it.

Order Amy & Andrews' new book, "Better Together"

Follow along on their adventure in Antarctica

Learn more about Paula's new company CARRY Media? and sign up for CARRY? ALL, a weekly newsletter launching in January!

Follow along on social media: @carry_media

Order Paula's Book - "Called Out: Why I Traded Two Dream Jobs for a Life of True Calling

Now available in paperback, with a free 6-week discussion guide!

Join the Called Out Book Club & sign up for Paula's new and improved newsletter to get a message from her every two weeks at PaulaFarisOfficial.com

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Ep 41 - Dan Harris: Overcoming the Fear of Leaving Comfort

11/9/2021 00:38:44
Ep 41 - Dan Harris: Overcoming the Fear of Leaving Comfort
Paula is reuniting with her former Good Morning America co-host, Dan Harris, who recently left ABC News after more than 20 years. He is taking his own leap of faith, pursuing the "Ten Percent Happier" company he co-founded, which focuses on creating a healthier and happier you through meditation. Dan gets candid about the challenges of starting a company and the toll of trying to juggle it all. The two friends reminisce about their days behind the anchor desk, how they both gained the courage to leave behind something they loved to pursue their callings, and how their friendship has grown stronger despite sharing very different outlooks on polarizing subjects. 

Learn more about Dan's company Ten Percent Happier at TenPercent.com 

Learn more about Paula's new company CARRY Media? and sign up for THE CARRY? ALL, a weekly newsletter launching in January!

Follow along on social media: @carry_media

Order Paula's Book - "Called Out: Why I Traded Two Dream Jobs for a Life of True Calling

Now available in paperback, with a free 6-week discussion guide!

Join the Called Out Book Club & sign up for Paula's new and improved newsletter to get a message from her every two weeks at PaulaFarisOfficial.com 

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Ep 40 - Amy Brown: Knowing When to Take a Chance

11/2/2021 00:31:53
Ep 40 - Amy Brown: Knowing When to Take a Chance
Amy Brown, an award winning radio co-host, podcaster, and philanthropist, sits down with Paula to talk about her journey to success, identifying the trusted voices to lean on when taking a leap of faith, and overcoming struggles with unique approaches. Amy has been a co-host of iHeartMedia's "The Bobby Bones Show" for the last 15 years, broadcasting internationally to millions of people daily, but before that she had zero experience in the field, a job she enjoyed and a pay raise in her future; and yet she decided to press into her fear and take a chance on a job that excited her. She also opens up about the influence her mom has had on her life and how the #PimpinJoy movement grew from a motivational mantra during her mom's battle with cancer to a clothing and accessory line that benefits organizations and initiatives in Haiti. The mother of two also shares her journey to adoption after dealing with infertility issues and what she has realized four years later that she hopes other families will keep in mind. She also opens up about her struggles with depression during the pandemic and how she discovered that puzzles held the key to a new slice of happiness.

Learn more about Amy Brown, her podcast, and her company "Espwa" at RadioAmy.com   

Order Paula's Book - "Called Out: Why I Traded Two Dream Jobs for a Life of True Calling

Now available in paperback, with a free 6-week discussion guide!

Join the Called Out Book Club & sign up for Paula's new and improved newsletter to get a message from her every two weeks at PaulaFaris.com

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Ep 39 - Bubba Watson: Handling Life's Ups and Downs

10/26/2021 00:35:16
Ep 39 - Bubba Watson: Handling Life's Ups and Downs
Professional golfer and two-time Masters Champion, Bubba Watson, shot a 62 at 13-years-old and knew he had a future in the sport, by the time he was nearly 40, he saw 162 on the scale and thought he was dying. In this episode, Bubba gets emotional talking about his story and detailing his struggle with crippling fear, anxiety and stress, something he hasn't been willing to talk about until now, in his new book "Up & Down." Bubba shares what it was like opening up to his wife and those in his closest circle about his struggle, and why it is so important for others, especially men, to overcome the stigma associated with talking about their mental health. He credits his wife with many of his successes, both professionally and spiritually, and shares the conversation they had on their first date that set them on their adoption journey. He also reveals how he got his nickname "Bubba," the sport he would have rather played professionally, and addresses the rumor of never having taken a golf lesson.  

Order Bubba's new book - "Up and Down: Victories and Struggles in the Course of Life"

Order Paula's Book - "Called Out: Why I Traded Two Dream Jobs for a Life of True Calling

Now available in paperback, with a free 6-week discussion guide!

Join the Called Out Book Club & sign up for Paula's new and improved newsletter to get a message from her every two weeks at PaulaFarisOfficial.com 

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The Paula Faris 'Faith & Calling' Podcast

Join award winning journalist Paula Faris as she explores what people are called to and why, equipping you to live the life you were meant for!

These real, honest conversations will leave you encouraged, empowered (with takeaways!) and entertained.

Paula will be joined each week by friends--some old, some new--who can talk about purpose, calling, fear, branching out and the risks of pursuing dreams from their own perspective. Guests include: Candace Cameron Bure, ESPN's Maria Taylor, Chris Tomlin, Michael Strahan, Lauren Daigle, Sadie Robertson, Kathie Lee Gifford, Jenna Bush and many more!

Most recently, she spent 9 years at ABC News, during which she was a co-anchor of 'Good Morning America' weekend edition, co-host of 'The View' and host of the 'Journeys Of Faith' podcast. While at the network, Faris reported on everything from politics, news and entertainment to sports and faith, interviewing the likes of Hillary Clinton, Sean Spicer, Joe Biden, Tiger Woods, Reece Witherspoon, to the casts of "Star Wars" and "Avengers".

Faris graduated from Cedarville University ('97). She is a wife, mom, and dedicated follower of Jesus who bases her life and podcast on the foundational principals of Christianity, to love God and love people. She and her husband John reside in South Carolina with their three children.