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Ronni and Jennie: Breaking the Cycles of Trauma and Abuse, Silence and Shame
29 minutes | Aug 13, 2022
Recovery Check-In: Lessons Learned and Future Plans
Episode 20: Recovery Check-In: What We’ve Learned and What We Still Need to Do In this season’s last episode, Ronni and Jennie reflect on how podcasting, and writing their first book together, have aided their recovery, and talk about what they want to work on next.
22 minutes | Aug 6, 2022
This week, Jennie’s youngest daughter is getting married. Milestones such as these, whether for us or our children, give us the opportunity to reflect on how far we’ve come in our life’s journey, and where we still want to go.
21 minutes | Jul 30, 2022
Trauma, Recovery, and Our Loving Pets (Honoring Sammy)
For survivors of trauma, our pets are often lifelines—providing the unconditional love and support we needed from our families. This week, Ronni and Jennie talk about this important connection with our beloved pets.
16 minutes | Jul 23, 2022
What Grandparenting Has Taught Us About Parenting (and Our Own Recovery)
Ronni and Jennie reflect on how being grandparents, and watching their children parent, connects to their own recovery process.
19 minutes | Jul 16, 2022
Gaslighting, Triangular Communication, and Other Forms of Manipulation in Abusive Families
Dysfunctional families use multiple techniques to keep patterns of abuse hidden. Ronni and Jennie explore how these destructive dynamics operate.
18 minutes | Jul 9, 2022
Telling Good Stories
Even in abusive homes, there can be some good times . This week, Ronni and Jennie share some of the happy memories of their family that they hold.
25 minutes | Jul 2, 2022
More on Reiki and Energy Healing (per a Listener's Request)
In response to a listener request, Ronni and Jennie talk more about their work with Reiki and other forms of energy healing.
19 minutes | Jun 25, 2022
Giving Ourselves Grace When Old Patterns Re-Emerge
No matter how far along we are in our healing journey, there are always deeper layers of healing that can emerge—sometimes out of nowhere. Treating ourselves with loving kindness—grace—is the key to moving through these times more quickly and smoothly.
19 minutes | Jun 18, 2022
How to Minimize Your Own Suffering
This week, Ronni and Jennie share how they’ve tried to apply Eckhart Tolle’s teaching on suffering to their lives.
21 minutes | Jun 11, 2022
It's OK to Not be OK
This week finds Ronni and Jennie both working through some challenges--leading them to talk about what they do when they don't feel OK.
24 minutes | Jun 4, 2022
Cultivating Everyday Joys for Greater Peace
There are many points in the day where, simply by paying greater attention, we can experience more joy—and if we are able to string these moments together, we can find more peace…every day.
26 minutes | May 28, 2022
A Surprise Preview of Our Book
This week, Ronni and Jennie are sharing the first chapter in the audio version of their book: Healing Begins With Us: Breaking the Cycle of Trauma and Abuse and Rebuilding the Sibling Bond. The complete book is available on Amazon in paperback, ebook, and audio format. Go to www.ronniandjennie.com for links.
18 minutes | May 21, 2022
Changing Course Part 2
While starting something new can be exciting and freeing, it also means letting go of the past. In this episode, Ronni and Jennie continue their conversation about changing course--focusing on coping with feelings of loss, and fear of the unknown.
23 minutes | May 14, 2022
We each face so many choices in life—moments where our lives can change directions—sometimes dramatically. Ronni and Jennie talk about big changes in their lives recently, and what they’ve been doing to prepare for, and fully embrace, them.
20 minutes | May 7, 2022
Mother's Day Without Mom
Ronni and Jennie talk about breaking the cycle of abusive parenting--trying to figure out how to mother in a new way. They reflect on their years of celebrating Mother’s Day while being estranged from their own mother, and why we need our mothers throughout our lives.
24 minutes | Apr 30, 2022
Somebody Read Our Book!
One of Jennie’s childhood friends, who has read their book, recently visited and Jennie had a chance to talk to her about how it impacted her.
20 minutes | Apr 23, 2022
Do We Really Want People to Read Our Book??
Now that their book is out, Ronni and Jennie reflect on what it feels like to share the big news with everyone, and to know that people are reading it
17 minutes | Apr 16, 2022
Ronni Lives With Anxiety, Too
In their first season, Jennie shared about her struggles with anxiety and depression. As part of writing the book, Ronni realized that she has been living with anxiety, too—all of her life. It felt so “normal” that she didn’t even question it…
14 minutes | Apr 9, 2022
We are Ronni and Jennie!
As we transition from being the "Heart and SoulSisters" to being simply "Ronni and Jennie," we are engaged in a number of projects to broaden the reach of our message, including another book. This week we talk about those plans.
21 minutes | Apr 2, 2022
Our Book is Done!
In this first episode of Season 3, Ronni and Jennie share the exciting news that they have finished their book, in which they tell the story of their childhood (including abuse, addiction, and mental illness in their home), and how they came to together to heal from these experiences.
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