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Bellas ad Bellum podcast
50 minutes | 7 months ago
Ep 19 - Empowered Health with Erin
Our special and extremely knowledgeable guest for this episode is our good friend Erin, from Empowered Nutrition. Erin is a registered Dietitian and Nutritionist with a passion for women's health. She is former Active Duty Air Force, spouse to an Air Force flight surgeon, mom of three, leads her own private practice and is part of a functional medicine clinic near her family's duty station! Erin is working on her Ph.D. in Clinical Nutrition, hosts her own podcast, Empowered Nutrition (which we borrowed for the title of our episode!) and manages her private practice through her site Erin Skinner Nutrition. Erin started as a human performance specialist in the USAF and after a life-changing personal health experience, dove deep into academics, course work and the subjects of digestive, metabolic and hormonal health. In this episode, Erin talks to us about the military health care system, the state of medicine and health in the US and how busy women can prioritize their health in this environment. This is a must-listen episode! We loved talking to Erin, and you'll love hearing her compassionate and pragmatic thoughts on an extremely important topic.
85 minutes | 8 months ago
Ep 18 - Can You March_Bellas Alum Michele
In our second interview with a Bellas Alum, we interview Michele, a very recently retired Active Duty officer with over 20 years of time in the uniform. Michele spent a large part of her career in academia and professional development along with a command tour as a BMT commander. In this episode, Michele reflects on the importance of reflection, intentional leadership philosophy development and developing interpersonal skills. As a life-long learner, Michele is perfectly suited to help listeners think about intentionally developing themselves and we thank her so much for sharing her wisdom with us in this episode!
71 minutes | 8 months ago
Ep 17 - Minimalist Military Life with Stephanie
Military life often lends itself to clutter – we keep a lot of things “just in case” we get stationed somewhere we’ll need them. Or we have trouble letting go of all the military memorabilia we pick up after each tour. Maybe family members who can’t spend time with us due to distance make up for it with (maybe excessive) gift-giving, and we struggle with guilt when those gifts just aren’t our thing. In this episode, we talk to Stephanie, a professional minimalist who helps military families identify the purpose their possessions serve, and down-size those things that aren’t working towards that purpose. Stephanie walks us through her process and lots of incredible, practical tips. She really digs deep into the roots of why we keep things, why we can’t let them go, and how we should think about our possessions in an often chaotic, unpredictable military life. Check out our website, wwww.bellasadbellum.com for more information about this and previous episodes. And we love listener feedback! Contact us at email@example.com or via Facebook Messenger, Instagram or Twitter direct message, @bellasadbellum.
84 minutes | 9 months ago
Ep 16 - Get in to the Pool_Bellas Alum with Pam
The first installment of our new mentorship mini-series! Bellas Alum is an ongoing conversation with women who have spent 20+ years serving in uniform or on the home front. In this episode we talk with Pam, a reserve officer with over 30 years in uniform. The Bellas discuss success, challenge, career choices, transitions, motherhood, marriage, and all things life.
46 minutes | 9 months ago
Ep 15 - Summer Book List 2020
Summer is just around the corner! Actually, it’s kind of already here – no school, less work, warmer weather. Quarantine life may have brought us the first two a little early and while some of us aren’t sure how we’re going to survive our kids much longer, some of us are loving all the social isolation. Bring on the summer book list!! In this episode, Bernadette and Julie share book recommendations in five categories: leadership, self-improvement, historical/non-fiction, fiction/fun and children’s books, as well as share what they’re reading now, and what they’re reading next. Listen in for some great ideas to fill your summer reading hours! If you have your own recommendations you’d like to share, or want to chime in on any of our recommendations, jump on our social media sites and tag us in a post, conversation or comment! If you’re an “avid reader” like Julie and want to be a featured guest contributor on our website, consider writing a book review for one of your own book recommendations. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Facebook Messenger, Instagram or Twitter direct message, @bellasadbellum.
52 minutes | 10 months ago
Ep 14 - Segment Ch 3_See what had happened was
See, what had happened was….Life. And it happens to all of us, right? In this long-delayed episode, hosts Julie and Bernadette explain the almost one year gap since their last episode and talk about some realities of military life. We also have two amazing Bellasaurus Rex stories, an extremely relevant listener-submitted question about update advice for young officers and some really enjoyable Favorite Things recommendations! We’d be excited to hear what’s been going on in our listeners’ lives, since we KNOW it has to be action-packed, like ours. Send us questions, stories or share encouragement and we can 100% guarantee you’ll make it into our next segment episode! Contact us at email@example.com or via Facebook Messenger, Instagram or Twitter direct message, @bellasadbellum.
55 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep 13 - Mom of Military
Just a tad late for Mother’s Day, but in honor of nonetheless, episode 13, a great talk with a very special guest – Julie’s mom, Debra. As a spouse of a military member and a mom to a military gal, Debra shares her perspective on guiding young people as they consider the option of joining military service, and her perspective on supporting your military member spouse. Listen in for a viewpoint you probably haven’t considered: your mom’s! Then, call your mom for Mother’s Day and thank her for supporting you in your decisions and tell her you realize she may have sacrificed some of herself to do so.
34 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep 12 – Segments Ch. 2- Huawei, Fitness Apps and Marathons
We have another installment of our Segments format in Episode 12! In this episode, co-hosts Bernadette and Julie share a lot of laughs talking about the latest on Huawei in our BELLE-INTEL segment, a couple of exercise apps for A Few of Our Favorite Things, and an inspiring and encouraging story about a lady London marathoner in our Bellasaurus Rex segment. This is a shorter episode, so perfect for some encouragement during your lunch break, or some entertainment during your commute. We are really hoping to hear from some listeners with submissions for Tales from the Front, Listener Feedback or our Ask Us Anything segments, for future segment episodes! Send us questions, stories or share encouragement and we can 100% guarantee you’ll make it into our next segment episode! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Facebook Messenger, Instagram or Twitter direct message, @bellasadbellum.
32 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep 11 – Base Finance Office: Pt 1 of Know Your Resources mini-series
Let’s be honest – some base functions and organizations are more important to us personally than other base functions or orgs: The base/post finance office, the clinic, and the legal office are some examples. Nothing turns up the stress volume in our lives like money, health and legal issues, so these base functions and organizations are ones with which we interact with some urgency. Knowing what they do – and critically, what they don’t – how we can help them help us, and knowing how to be prepared whenever we interact with them is critical knowledge for any military member or dependent. With this episode on the Base Finance office, we introduce our “Know Your Resources” mini-series to bring you just that information, and help you…well, know your resources. In this episode, we talk to a finance officer who has worked in several base finance organizations and hear her “insider” perspective on what you need to know most about the Base Finance Office. * Note: Our apologies for the poor audio quality in places. Due to the nature of recording in separate locations as well as interviewing a guest on neutral turf, the quality of the initial audio recording was diminished by background ambient noise, some of which we were unable to mitigate in post-processing.
69 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep 10 – Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE) with Airman MilDollar
Whatever your motivations for joining the military were, or whatever your feelings about military service are, most likely, you’re thinking about the future and what your life will look like after military service. Do you know how much your dream future will cost? Do you have a plan for getting there? If you know the answers to all of those questions, you’re going to love this episode! If you don’t have answers to all of those questions, you’re going to love this episode! Why? Because in this episode, we’re going to talk about Financial Independence, or the freedom and ability to afford the life you dream of living. In our last episode, our special guest, Airman MilDollar talked about aspects of planning and saving for retirement unique to military members. As a follow-up to that conversation, in this episode, we’re going to talk about the Financial Independence Retire Early or FIRE movement.
50 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep 09 – Retirement Planning with Airman MilDollar
We are so excited to welcome as our very special guest in this episode, Airman MilDollar, a military officer who runs a blog about military finance, retirement, Financial Independence and a variety of personal finance topics. Her knowledge about this vast breadth of topics is so impressive, you will come away from this episode smarter just by osmosis! If you have no idea where to start as you plan for retirement, or if you’re comfortable with your plans and you’re graduate-level, we promise there is something in this episode for you, including pointers to a ton of great resources for more knowledge!
45 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep 08 - Introducing Segments
Introducing…Segments! In this episode, we premiere a new episode format, the Segment Episode! We introduce and describe several segment ideas – including Ask Us Anything, Bellasaurus Rex, In the News or Bell-INT, Tales from the Front or Listener Feedback, and A Few of Our Favorite Things – and share a few examples of most of our new segments. Future Segment Episodes will feature a collection of several segments and are intended to be shorter in length. Most importantly, Segment Episodes are designed to leverage and share the feedback and experience of our valuable listeners – you! Please help us craft future Segment Episodes by sharing stories, experiences, questions and feedback!
74 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep 07 - Solo Flight Part 4 – Post-Deployment Reintegration: Getting To Know You All Over Again
In this episode, the last part of our deployment mini-series, we focus on the final phase, called “re-deployment” by some, but which we term “reintegration.” Specifically, we address reintegration from several viewpoints, including the viewpoints of Bellas who support military members who deployed, and Bellas who ARE military members returning from deployment. We also dive deeply into what to expect emotionally, physically, and mentally from all viewpoints during the three phases of reintegration, which include The Honeymoon Stage, The Sandpaper Stage, and The New Normal. We provide recommendations to help identify behavioral or emotional changes that might be interfering with the healthy functioning of a member and provide encouragement to our community to identify when you need help and where to get it.
65 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep 06 - Solo Flight Part 3 – Trans-Deployment Thrival
This episode is the third part of the Bellas ad Bellum podcast deployment mini-series, and in this episode, we talk about surviving and thriving through “during deployment” phase. In this episode, we talk about actions and mindsets important to deployment success for both solo deployers, leading ladies deploying away from spouses and kids, or ladies holding down the homefront during a military spouse’s deployment. The three major categories we cover include setting realistic expectations, communicating effectively and leaning on your support network. We also talk about the emotional cycle of deployments, the deployment “wall,” the “cone of sadness” and cover resources to help all Bellas thrive during extended separations.
80 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep 05 – Solo Flight: Part 2b of Deployment Mini-Series – Getting Kids Through Deployment
This episode is the second installment on the topic of kids and deployment that we discuss in detail in Solo Flight, our deployment mini-series. In this follow-up discussion to our interview with mom and active duty Air Force member Juno in the previous episode, we cover development stages and corresponding ages your kiddos might be in as you prepare to deploy, work through a deployment, or re-integrate after a deployment. We talk about the importance of security in kids’ lives, how consistency helps build security and how – even in the military – we can create consistency or provide the necessary security our kids need to survive extended separations from parents.
54 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep 04 - Solo Flight mini-series part 2a – Juno talks Kids and Deployments
In this episode, the second part of our mini-series covering all things related to extended separations due to military life, our special guest expert, Juno, tells about her personal experiences leaving kids behind for deployments and TDYs. Juno is an Active Duty Air Force mom of three and her stories provide invaluable insight into challenges military women face as they prepare their families for extended separations, sustain them throughout the separation and reintegrate after a separation. Listen in for relatable stories and great advice!
60 minutes | 3 years ago
Ep 03 - Solo Flight- Part 1 of Deployment mini-series – Prep
We’re tackling a gargantuan topic over the next several episodes: Deployments and separations. In this episode, the first of a four-part mini-series on all phases of deployments and separations, we talk about four major areas you need to think about as you prepare for a deployment or extended separation, whether you are the one leaving, you’re the one fighting the battle at home, or you need to prepare your fort, fur babies and far-off family for your departure.
31 minutes | 3 years ago
Ep 02 - AFPC Insider, with Patrick, an assignments officer at Air Force Personnel Center
In this episode, the second of a two-part series, we talk with Patrick, an assignment officer at AFPC some more about assignments, personnel records, combining move cycles, Talent Marketplace, the job-matching algorithm and other “PRLs” of wisdom.
33 minutes | 3 years ago
Ep 01 - AFPC Insider: Patrick with Air Force Personnel Command, Part 1 of 2
In this episode, the first of a two-part series, we talk with Patrick, an assignment officer at Air Force Personnel Command (AFPC), about the view of the assignments process from inside AFPC and ask several of the questions we all care about the most when it comes to assignments.
23 minutes | 3 years ago
I'm A Pilot...Episode
The very first episode from Bellas ad Bellum, the podcast for military-connected women. We introduce ourselves, talk about how we decided to start a podcast and logistics ans admin for future episodes. Thanks for joining us! Please like, follow, subscribe or share!
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