Join Margi and John for our next episode of Thrive Stories. Samantha Shelley (co-host of Zelph on the Shelf) will be stopping by the studio to share her journey from childhood growing up in England in an atheist/agnostic home through her teen years where she converted to Mormonism and into young adulthood when Sam left the church and began to rebuild her life and sense of self. We will talk about the wounds that emerged during those years as well as how Sam coped. If you have ever wondered about what it means to heal ourselves, this is the conversation for you! If you are interested in hearing more about reparenting, conscious coping, healing, or if you just want to hear some wisdom from Samantha–we would love to have you join us!

Thrive Stories is a new podcast series where Margi (alongside John or Jenn) will be interviewing a member of the community twice per month.  The interviews will be shorter (1-2 hours), story-based, but will be focused on a particular aspect of healing and growth AFTER a Mormon faith crisis (thus the THRIVE name).  They will happen on Tuesdays at noon (MST). Some examples of areas of thriving include:  Family Relationships, Healthy Boundaries, Finding Community, Finding Meaning/Purpose, Dealing with Grief/Death, Religion after Mormonism, Health Sexuality, Parenting, Improving Physical Health, Identity, Health Marriage/Relationships, Secular Spirituality, Word of Wisdom 2.0, and Women Finding Their Own Voice after Mormonism.If you would like to nominate someone you know who would be a great candidate for a THRIVE interview, please nominate them (or yourself) here:

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  1. Gina Nielsen July 27, 2022 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    I really enjoyed this episode. Thank you!

  2. Bianca West September 4, 2023 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    I have watched many episodes. This is my favorite for many reasons. I love Sam’s energy, I totally relate to her personal experiences, love her self healing journey and the sources including dear Echart :). Margie you were perfect for this interview. Of course, John was the bonus. Everyone, keep living in your JOY! Love, Bianca

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