Season 2. Episode 2. Human Trafficking with Nicole Bernard.
Human Trafficking is a hot topic. It's an age old problem that continues to evolve over time. Knowledge is POWER. Our mission is to educate our mountain movers on the destruction and exploitation that is happening right here within our communities all over our great nation.
Nicole Bernard is the founder of an organization in North Carolina called Shield North Carolina. Shield targets specific communities and organizations within a municipality that are most likely to interface with an individual who is at risk for exploitation or is already being exploited. Shield develops trained, volunteer-led teams to serve those identified communities to help them defend their own territories by meeting their specific needs with tailored solutions. Those needs may include offering training, mentor programs, protocols, grant writing or awareness campaigns.
Nicole will blow your mind with her vast knowledge and personal anecdotes.
For more information on how you can learn more about Shield NC, or how you can get involved in some way, please visit shieldnc.org
*If you know of someone who you believe is currently being exploited in some way, here is a hotline you can call 1-888-373-7888.
Season 2: Episode 1. The Mother Load.
We made it to another season! What a rush. What a blessing. We could not have gone on without the support of each one of our listeners!
Today, we ponder the GIANT mom struggle of transitioning from summer fun and no schedules, to fall and school and sports and rigid schedules. We go from the fun mom, to an Uber driving counselor with tutoring status and NO PAY!!! So we need to learn how to navigate and accept our new schedules......(boo) Am I right?
Join us as we open a new season full of inspiring tales from mountain movers, as we learn from the experts, and laugh with one another, as we attempt to explore our lives with purpose and determination! Enjoy!
Episode 47: Look how far you've come girl.... Confessions of a Former Mean Girl.
Girls are mean. Am I right? If you are raising daughters, like Katie and I are, it causes one to pause and reflect. Were we this mean? Were we this hateful? The truth of the matter is, if you look back you can reflect on the little girl you used to be and look forward to the woman you have become. Perhaps, you look into the archives of your life and ponder what you could have done to be a better human being in that time of your life? The reality is, when we are young, we just don't always do the right thing. We act out in ways that will make our future selves cringe. Right?
In this episode, we take a look into our past experiences and talk it out. As per usual, Katie and I have very different reflections!!
Sit back and reflect with us. And maybe share a story or two of how the woman you became moved mountains to overcome the girl you once were.
Episode 46: Find your PURPOSE, and THRIVE.
Are you happy? Are you fulfilled? Do you crave finding your purpose in this life?
Katie and I are huge advocates in using your life's experiences to propel you towards a discovery of your purpose. Don't sit back and cry about all the things that have gone wrong....use those things to push you FORWARD into discovering who you truly are! You are a person of VALUE. YOU have so much to offer. You are someone that has had the PERFECT experience to help another who is hurting. USE your past to PROPEL you to a future of PURPOSE and PASSION.
Enjoy discovering who you are! Tell us how this episode pushed you forward towards owning it!!!!
Episode 45: Anxiety. Panic Attacks. Are you on the struggle bus? REPLAY
Our happy, busy summers continue!
This is one of our early episodes. You are all gonna want to hear this one. We know this will resonate with so many of our listeners out there.
Katie and I are both, no stranger to the crazy train known as Anxiety and Panic. Mental Health needs to be discussed! We need not hide from the shadows it may create in our lives. Let's talk about it and open up the lines of communication! It's real. It sucks. And we can beat it!!!
Listen in as Katie and I share specific instances in our lives where panic or anxiety has reared it's ugly head! And the steps we've taken to make a change!
Epidsode 44: Amy for Africa REPLAY (From Addiction to HIS mission)
Amy Compston is a raw story of God's purpose. Talk about a life transformed. Amy's story is a REPLAY from an earlier episode. Her story is so relevant, we wanted to make sure you heard it. Amy is currently on a 6 week mission trip to Africa. Follow their mission on Facebook @ Amy for Africa.
You will be so blessed by this testimony.
Episode 43: Starting a Non-Profit with Seeds of Hope.
When we started MountainMovers Podcast, our mission was to encourage others to grow, to heal, to go for it, to spread their wings, TO INSPIRE.
Our very own Katie Vasil has taken a leap of faith, as she continues to fulfill a calling that has been placed on her heart for much of her life. She and her partner in crime, Kristy Inoa, have embarked upon a larger than life, non-profit, they call Seeds of Hope. Their mission is to "connect with the community to provide needs for people during times of transition." The journey began when they discovered a need for the fostering community. They are finding out quickly, that answering the call had divine purpose.
Listen in as Kristy and Katie share their passion for the families of their community and how they are purposefully helping others in need. And also what we can do to help.
Seeds of Hope OH on Facebook.
Episode 42: MountainMoving Road to Recovery after Abuse.
Our friend Marcia has overcome. She was the victim of childhood abuse. Her journey is a reflection of struggle, discovery and strength. She was done being the victim of her life. She has climbed many a mountain to create a new normal. She is now using her experience to help others overcome their battles.
Marcia is inspiring. Her story is crushing. But she is healing. She is overcoming. You can literally feel her pain and experience her growth throughout this interview. She may just be the inspiration you need to hear today.
If you or someone you know is climbing a mountain into recovery, please know that their is another out their with similar heartache and pain. There is hope and purpose in the storm. Do not give up. Reach out. There are so many who can help you overcome. Do not hesitate to reach out to us. We would be blessed to help.
Episode 41: Rustic Hope Replay
We are swamped with a new season of SUMMER. We have a few new episodes to release, but they still need edited....eek.
So we wanted to bring back Rustic Hope. Rustic Hope encompasses a HOT topic. The topic of abortion. YES. I said it. One of the debates of the pro-choice group is, "What do we do with these 'unwanted' babies?"
Our friend Connie stepped up to the plate with an OPTION. Most abortions happen because these mommas, often times have no support system. So they turn to abortion feeling like it's the ONLY WAY. Rustic Hope makes becoming a mommy an OPTION, with HOPE. I can't wait for you to hear what Connie is doing to help young moms who feel hopeless, develop into mommy's full of purpose and HOPE!
Episode 40: Ask me ANYTHING with Katie & Erica.
You are welcome.
This episode is EPIC. Our 40th EPISODE in the books.
You won't want to miss listening to the CRAZY that is US! The coolest part about this episode is it, literally, could have gone ANYWHERE. We talk about traditions.....favorite memories....biggest failures and so much more. So take a listen and share your favorite takeaways. Fully entertaining!
This adventure that we are on could only really be a reality with willing listeners like, YOU. So thank you from the bottom of our wild hearts. We love our audience and we are overjoyed at where the Lord is taking this podcast! Big Hugs all around.