Episode 76: Being A Good Friend In Hard Seasons



Today's episode is coming from a more serious and somber place, as we talk about some of the hardest seasons in life that we've walked through. From miscarriage and postpartum depression to infidelity and cancer diagnoses, we're sharing some stories publicly for the very first time and inviting you into our little "circle of trust" this week. This isn't just about clearing the skeletons from the closet though; we're also talking about the most helpful ways our people showed up for us during these difficult times and the lessons we've learned about how to take care of each other when the season is hard and the answers aren't coming easily.

Show Notes

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Mentioned in this episode:

Indiana’s melanoma diagnosis

Ashlee talked about her postpartum depression in a series of Instagram posts here, here, and here

Betsy Farmer Designs jewelry line

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Related previous episodes:

Episode 66: Postpartum Depression: Beyond "The Baby Blues"
Episode 49: Motherhood + Loneliness
Episode 18: #IHadaMiscarriage With Jessica Zucker

Related essays:

Bad Math
Holding Up The Hurting
For Better And For Different

Show credits: 

Hosted by Indiana Adams, Ashlee Gadd, and April Hoss, produced by Katie Leipprandt, edited by Kyle Cummings, content managed by Jennifer Batchelor.


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