Lifting the Lifter's Podcast

by Jessica Rydalch
This show dedicated to “lifting the lifters” in the day-to-day business of raising families. We will use real-life experiences to discuss topics, ideas, resources, and tools to help lift and fortify the mind, body, and spirit of women and moms so she can nurture with confidence and love! When they are fortified the home, family, and community can thrive!

It's Growing Season!

It's that time of year we plant gardens and fill our pots with flowers because it's growing season! Have we ever considered that this time in our lives is a growing season for us?! It is the time we are learning, adding skills and knowledge, growing roots and branches, and becoming! In this episode, we talk about being as tender with ourselves as we are with our new budding plants! We discuss four basics of our plants and what we …

Understanding a Woman's Cycle with Brad Jensen

In honor of May, and celebrating womanhood and motherhood I wanted to talk a little bit about hormones and a woman's cycle. I reached out to Brad Jensen from Key Nutrition and the Key Nutrition Podcast to help us understand that! Brad is a fitness and nutrition coach focusing on not just physical health, but mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Yes, Brad is a man, but he’s a coach. The beauty of having a coach is having someone as an …

PINK with Megan Rydalch

What's it like being a 16 year old girl these days? And what's it like to raise one? In this podcast, I have the opportunity to interview my one and only daughter Megan. Megan wrote a paper for her English class last trimester entitled PINK that described how she felt about womanhood and motherhood. It was raw, real, and honest, and it brought me to tears. She reads this paper and describes how she felt like she initially was given …

How to Have More Joy!

Sometimes the day-to-day tasks we have can get boring and mundane. Sometimes what used to bring us joy has become just a to-do on our list and another item that causes stress and overwhelm. Does it have to be this way?! The answer is NO! There is a way to bring more joy into our lives! We were meant to experience and have joy! It is an emotion that is available to us at any time! Join in this episode …

What Identity Are You Wearing Today?

When our kids were little, they loved the superhero costumes! One of our kids in particular wore his Mr. Incredible suit religiously! It became part of who he was. When he had that suit on he was strong, fast, and invincible! We all have multiple identities we wear in our lives, but are we intentional with them? Do we decide ahead of time what identity we are wanting to put on or just run on default? In this episode, we …

What Feels Like Home?

Whenever we go on vacation the best part is coming home! Sometimes we will have different places, experiences, people, actions, or things that will feel like home to us. Where we relax and are able to stop stressing. However, those places that feel like home don't always serve us! Are the places that feel like home to you serving you? Do you go back to your old habits just because they are comfortable and easy? In this episode, we will …

Self-Worth vs. Perceived Self-Worth

How many times can we be told we have worth, we are valued, loved, and appreciated, and yet, still not understand?! We can have days we believe it, and days that we question it! In today's episode, we discuss why this sometimes is the case. We talk about our self-worth, and how we are born with it, we always have it, we never lose it, and we don't need to look outside of ourselves for it. However, sometimes we question …

Your Redemption Story

I don't know many people that don't love a redemption story. One where there's some struggle, some fight, some grit, and a comeback. It's what makes good movies, good books, and good stories. Many of us have our own stories of the struggle and fight and coming out on top. For some of us we are smack dab in the middle of it, and for some of us it is every darn day! But it's real! And when we do …

Engage in the Wrestle

Sometimes words are communicated we don't always agree with or understand. Sometimes we misinterpret them. When the words come from leaders and people we trust, it can be a little tricky and cause us to have some cognitive dissonance. What do we do then? We can shut the door and not do anything, or we can engage in a little bit of a wrestling match. Just a little bit of desire, opening the door to a bigger view, asking questions, …

Handle Your Hard Better

In 2005 Staples created the "Easy" button as a way to relieve stress and remind ourselves that things can be easy! True at times! But also, there is hard! There are times when it is just hard to change, to deal with our circumstances that are new and uncertain! We can sometimes think "It will be easier when..." but does it really ever get easier? The answer is no, we learn to handle our hard better. In this episode, we …