Relentlessly Resilient

We live in challenging times, and it seems only to be getting tougher. Michelle Scharf and Jennie Taylor are no strangers to overcoming adversity. Michelle lost her husband to metastatic prostate cancer. Jennie's husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. On Relentlessly Resilient, hear how these two women crossed paths and join them each week as they visit with people enduring challenges and teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

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    May 18, 2024

    From Real Estate to a real escape, Annette turned tragedy into a new path

    Life is complicated, and when Annette's ex-husband passed away in a very tragic and public way, life for Annette seemed more complex than ever. This real estate and business professional, who had always lived a very structured and planned life, decided to become more comfortable with discomfort. She completely changed her lifestyle, learning to trust the ‘Spirit’ and literally moving to Hawaii for a real escape that led to real change. Now, she inspires others to thrive in their own way, including our host Michelle Scharf, who invited her to share her story on this episode of Relentlessly Resilient today. 

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become ‘Relentlessly Resilient’ as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Presented by Minky Couture, makers of the most luxurious and soft blankets with a mission to share comfort and love during the special moments of life.

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    May 9, 2024

    Business Coach Heather Higgins on empowering transformations with NovelExpressions.org 

    Heather Higgins took a setback and made it an opportunity that worked for her! Now, she empowers others to take on similar transformations with her personal and business consulting programs and retreats. Using her decades of successful business experience in sales and manufacturing, she started Novel Expressions with a mission to empower business leaders to unlock their full potential through core value alignment and comprehensive training. She joins this episode of Relentlessly Resilient to share her story, wisdom, and LifeSynce program for holistic personal development. 

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become ‘Relentlessly Resilient’ as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Presented by Minky Couture, makers of the most luxurious and soft blankets with a mission to share comfort and love during the special moments of life.

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    May 2, 2024

    A mother and daughter’s stories of teenage pregnancy and adoption part 2: Kiara’s open adoption in 2017

    Teenage pregnancy and adopting out is an emotional and heart-wrenching experience for all involved. But when Kiara Williamson found herself as a pregnant teenager in 2017, her experience was much different than what her mother, Heather Andrews, had experienced two decades before. In this second part of a two-part series, Kiara shares her own pregnancy and adoption story. And unlike her mother, Kiara had the support of family, friends, and her then-boyfriend. She was even able to place her baby girl in an open adoption and continue to be an integral part of her child's life! 

    Empowered by her journey, Kiara is helping others find their “Birth Mom Tribe” at TikTok, Instagram, and on Facebook. The juxtaposition between these two stories highlights the importance of nonjudgmental support, the danger of cultural shame, the power of communication, and the importance of tapping into your own personal power. 

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become 'Relentlessly Resilient' as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Presented by Minky Couture, makers of the most luxurious and soft blankets with a mission to share comfort and love during the special moments of life.

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    April 26, 2024

    A Mother and daughter’s stories of teenage pregnancy and adoption part 1: Heather’s closed adoption in 1997

    Teenage pregnancy and adopting out is an emotional and heart-wrenching experience for all involved. When, in 1996, Heather Andrews found herself pregnant at 18 years old without her family and the baby’s father's support, she faced a systematic culture of shame, guilt, and abandonment. In this first of a two-part series, Heather shares the story of her first traumatic pregnancy, which ended with her adopting out her firstborn son in a closed adoption. 

    In our second-part episode, we will then hear a similar story two decades later in 2017, when Heather’s daughter Kiara Williamson, as a pregnant teenager herself, adopted her daughter out in a much more supportive story with an open adoption. Kiara, empowered by her journey, is helping others find their “Birth Mom Tribe” at TikTok, Instagram, and on Facebook. The juxtaposition between these two stories highlights the importance of nonjudgmental support, the danger of cultural shame, the power of communication, and the importance of tapping into your own personal power. 

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become 'Relentlessly Resilient' as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Presented by Minky Couture, makers of the most luxurious and soft blankets with a mission to share comfort and love during the special moments of life.

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    April 19, 2024

    Cohost Conversation: Jennie Taylor on ‘The Brent Taylor Five’ tips for success

    Jennie Taylor continues to honor her husband’s legacy through programs, scholarships, celebrations, and events with the Major Brent Taylor Foundation. This includes traveling the country to teach business leaders and students Brent’s five tips for success, which he originally gave at his high school's graduation ceremony in 1997 as the school’s student body president. On this special cohost conversation episode of Relentlessly Resilient, she shares these tips and invites listners to create five of their own tips. 

    Want to learn more about the “BT5?” A leadership workshop, tailored for 7th—12th-grade students, will be held at Weber High School on Saturday, May 4th, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch and a T-shirt are included for just $10. Secure your spot now by registering here, or visit MajorBrentTaylor.com to learn more. 

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Presented by Minky Couture, makers of the most luxurious and soft blankets with a mission to share comfort and love during the special moments of life.

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    April 12, 2024

    Survivor Mandi Schill on her postnatal stroke and evolving sense of health 

    Baby and mother seemed to be perfectly healthy when 30-year-old Mandi Schill gave birth to her firstborn son, but three weeks later, she was back in the hospital having survived a stroke. Since that time a few years ago, this Director of Resource Development at United Way of Northern Utah, used her story to help expand Medicaid care for women in Utah from 60 days to a full year post birth. Mandi joins this episode of Relentlessly Resilient to share her story and how health means something different to her now. 

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become 'Relentlessly Resilient' as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Presented by Minky Couture, makers of the most luxurious and soft blankets with a mission to share comfort and love during the special moments of life.

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    April 4, 2024

    Trauma and disaster management specialist Jeffrey J. Denning on mental and spiritual health 

    Author and trauma and disaster management specialist Jeffrey J. Denning returns to Relentlessly Resilient to discuss the importance of self-awareness and self-wellness. Over his long career as a US Army officer, Federal Air Marshal, police captain, turned counselor and therapist, Jeff has been interested in trauma-informed mental and spiritual health. Today, he discusses five steps to help individuals in crisis find resilience, which is really all of us as we face the stress and disappointments of life. These steps are adequate sleep, healthy nutrition, daily physical activity, positive socialization, and a grateful attitude. The key to active resilience is understanding your identity and purpose and, thus, understanding your worth. 

     

    If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, call 988 to connect with the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline and/or visit them online at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org   

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become 'Relentlessly Resilient' as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Presented by Minky Couture, makers of the most luxurious and soft blankets with a mission to share comfort and love during the special moments of life.

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    March 29, 2024

    Rowena Montoya, creator of the award-winning JulieAnn Caramels, on creating sweetness amid life’s hardships 

    Rowena Montoya didn’t let a harsh childhood hold her back; instead, she chose to seek the better. And even when her life seemed to fall apart decades later, she chose to create something delicious in that darkness. She created “JulieAnn Caramels,” using a recipe and the namesakes her aunts had given her. Now, her award-winning sweets can be found across the Intermountain West and online at JulieAnnCaramels.com. Her premium caramels were first introduced to our hosts when our guest, Aimee Snow, brought them into the studio for her recording. They have immediately become a hit worthy of discovering their story today. 

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Presented by Minky Couture, makers of the most luxurious and soft blankets with a mission to share comfort and love during the special moments of life.

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    March 21, 2024

    Cohost Conversation: Six steps to better self-awareness

    One of the most uncomfortable things in life is facing the faults, and strengths, we have within our individual selves. But this self-awareness can truly be a key to understanding your body, brain, heart, and soul. In this cohost conversation episode of Relentlessly Resilient, Host Michelle Scharf applies her life coaching skills to teach us “Six steps to better self-awareness.” Simplifying self-awareness is as easy as slowing down to breathe correctly, sitting in a quiet place, and reflecting on how you are feeling.

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Presented by Minky Couture, makers of the most luxurious and soft blankets with a mission to share comfort and love during the special moments of life.

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform: kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    March 14, 2024

    Listener Holly Hall has a “Grand Canyon” of insight after the unexpected death of her husband Garrick 

    When Holly Hall’s husband passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack in early 2023, she turned to others for comfort and care. In her pain, she remembered the story of Jennie Taylor’s loss and found our Relentlessly Resilient podcast. Hearing other’s stories of widowhood, perseverance, and their tools of resilience helped her face her first year of loss. Now, she joins host Michelle Scharf to share her journey, along with a unique perspective from a family trip to the Grand Canyon just before her husband's death. 

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become 'Relentlessly Resilient' as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Presented by Minky Couture, makers of the most luxurious and soft blankets with a mission to share comfort and love during the special moments of life.

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    March 7, 2024

    Utah director of the Department of Veteran and Military Affairs Gary Harter on how forward-thinking and creativity unlock resiliency 

    Gary R. Harter is a retired Army Colonel who spent 25 years on active duty and retired from the military in 2005. He has continued to serve his fellow veterans in various governmental roles and is now the director of the Department of Veteran and Military Affairs for Utah. He joins this episode of Relentlessly Resilient to show how forward-thinking and cascading planning can help unlock better human potential. A surprise weapon in his resiliency toolbox is continual creativity, which he has learned while volunteering with productions of the Timpanogos Valley Theatre in Heber, Utah.

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Presented by Minky Couture, makers of the most luxurious and soft blankets with a mission to share comfort and love during the special moments of life.

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    February 29, 2024

    Recovering and resilience after an arteriovenous malformation Aneurysm (AVM) with Kristi Kelley 

    On December 7, 2023, our host Michelle’s grandson was rushed to the hospital in an emergency situation; unbeknownst to his family, the ten-year-old had a circulatory malformation in his brain. This arteriovenous malformation (AVM) had burst, bringing him dangerously close to death as blood flooded his brain; after multiple surgeries and a 40-day hospital stay, he is now home recovering. Michelle turned to TikTok to learn about the issue and seek guidance from others and found Kristi Kelley. Kristi’s AVM ruptured while she was gardening in her 40s. Now, years later, she might have partially lost her eyesight, but in that struggle, she has gained a positive attitude, gratitude for the life and the time she has, and a passion for connecting with others struggling with the impacts of AVM. She joins this episode of Relentlessly Resilient to share her story, guidance, and comfort. 

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Presented by Minky Couture, makers of the most luxurious and soft blankets with a mission to share comfort and love during the special moments of life.

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    February 23, 2024

    Retired U.S. Army Sergeant Major Garrad Johnston on finding purpose and resilience in serving in uniform, military and law enforcement

    Retired U.S. Army Sergeant Major Garrad Johnston served in Iraq with Brent Taylor in the early 2000s and continued to serve in the military for some three decades total. Now, as he has retired from the army, he puts on a different uniform to serve his community. This time as a police officer in the Lindon Utah Police Department. Johnston joins this episode of Relentlessly Resilient to discuss his military service, addressing post-traumatic stress disorder, and finding purpose, resilience, and light while serving in uniform.  

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Presented by Minky Couture, makers of the most luxurious and soft blankets with a mission to share comfort and love during the special moments of life.

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    February 13, 2024

    Cohost Conversations: Celebrate Valentine’s Day however you feel comfortable!

    On this episode of Relentlessly Resilient, our hosts, Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf, tackle many ways to celebrate Feb. 14th and beyond. Whether you celebrate Valentine’s, Galentine’s, Singletine’s, or any other sentimental holiday, you can find a way to celebrate whatever your relationship status or mood may say. Our hosts offer their experiences and tips to celebrate, or not to celebrate, in ways you feel comfortable. From crafting with kids, an evening of self-care, or treating the 14th like any other weekday. Producer KellieAnn even joins them for her input as a “forever single” adult and joyful aunt. 

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Presented by Minky Couture, makers of the most luxurious and soft blankets with a mission to share comfort and love during the special moments of life.

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    February 8, 2024

    Wendy Paul on losing her husband to Covid Psychosis and Long-Covid complications 

    Wendy Paul has a busy life as a mother, business owner, and plentiful cookbook author. But when she and her husband Brian caught Covid in January 2022, she never could have known how the virus would change her life. While Wendy recovered well, her husband struggled with Long-Covid complications, including insomnia, psychosis, arthritis, and symptoms that mimicked immunodeficiency disorders. For months, Wendy advocated for Brian’s care with medical professionals, therapists, specialists, and fighting insurance companies, citing “responsibility of duty of care.” Sadly, the Covid Psychosis was too much for Brian to handle, and in September 2023, he completed suicide. Wendy joins our Relentlessly Resilient hosts to discuss the lesser-known dangers of post-covid problems, advocating for care, and breaking the stigma by calling suicide by its name. 

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Presented by Minky Couture, makers of the most luxurious and soft blankets with a mission to share comfort and love during the special moments of life.

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    February 1, 2024

    Gold Star Mother Karen Mojecki on ASIST Suicide Prevention and losing her son Major Wesley J. Hinkley

    Host Jennie Taylor met Karen Mojecki as they both participated in the Army’s, “Survivor Advisory Working Group.” Jennie as a Gold Star Widow and Karen as a Gold Star Mother, having lost a husband and son, respectively. As the group strives to address issues of surviving military family members, Karen has focused on military mental health and suicide prevention. Her son, Major Wesley J. Hinkley, completed suicide on April 4, 2011, while serving in the U.S. Army in Baghdad, Iraq.

    Karen shares his story, the lessons she has learned and taught from LivingWorks ASIST suicide first aid program, and finding meaning in helping others suffering from suicidal ideation. If you’re struggling with suicidal thoughts, please call the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988. If you are a military veteran,  press 1 so you can talk to another veteran. 

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Presented by Minky Couture, makers of the most luxurious and soft blankets with a mission to share comfort and love during the special moments of life.

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen

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    January 25, 2024

    Alzheimer's planning, policy, and protections to know with Utah Alzheimer's Association’s Jeremy Cunningham 

    As we continue our conversation on Alzheimer's disease and dementia, Jeremy Cunningham, Public Policy Director of the Alzheimer's Association Utah Chapter, discusses what families and caretakers of patients need to know. Issues from the causes and contributions to cognitive decline and medications, to the legal/scam protections and policy, as well as Adult Protective Services. Even if you do not have a loved one with Alzheimer's, it is important to learn about this ‘Silver Tsunami’ issue of public health. 

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Presented by Minky Couture, makers of the most luxurious and soft blankets with a mission to share comfort and love during the special moments of life.

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    January 19, 2024

    Wendy Farr with the Utah Alzheimer's Association on prevention, signs, and keeping positive in the struggle with dementia 

    Wendy Farr with the Utah Alzheimer's Association is fighting for a world without Alzheimer’s and dementia, and for now, she is on a mission to teach people about the brain disorder. She joins this episode of Relentlessly Resilient to educate listeners on the many facets of understanding Alzheimer's and dementia, supporting patients and caregivers,  warning signs of Alzheimer's, risks, preventive measures, and the many resources available online at ALZ.org and your local chapter of the Alzheimer Association. She reminds us that you can find hope amid the struggle with dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline, 800-272-3900,  is available around the clock, 365 days a year. 

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Presented by Minky Couture, makers of the most luxurious and soft blankets with a mission to share comfort and love during the special moments of life.

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    January 4, 2024

    Widow Erin Preston Part 2: The choice to use loss as a springboard to growth

    In the second of a two-part series, attorney Erin Preston continues to share the hard-earned lessons and tools of resilience she has learned from the unexpected passing of her husband Bryan Robert Thatcher. The grief over his death in 2018 was compounded by other tragic losses among her family and friends, including our Relentlessly Resilient hosts’ husbands. Together, they discuss their journey of loss, communicating grief, and the choice to use loss to springboard into growth.  

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Presented by Minky Couture, makers of the most luxurious and soft blankets with a mission to share comfort and love during the special moments of life.

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    December 29, 2023

    Widow Erin Preston Part 1: The unexpected passing of Fire Marshal Bryan Thatcher

    Attorney Erin Preston reluctantly learned to deal with death as she advocated for better mental care for youth in schools when a rash of suicides broke out in her school district. Amid the battle to help students feel loved and seen, her husband was a rock in life. Sadly, amid that fight, the Draper fire marshal passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack. In this part one of a two-part series, Erin shares the story of her beloved husband Bryan Robert Thatcher’s passing and how her family and friends, like our Relenteslsly Resilient hosts, rallied to support each other in their loss. 

    In the second of a two-part series, attorney Erin Preston continues to share the hard-earned lessons and tools of resilience she has learned from the unexpected passing of her husband Bryan Robert Thatcher. The grief over his death in 2018 was compounded by other tragic losses among her family and friends, including our Relentlessly Resilient hosts’ husbands. Together they discuss their journey of loss, communicating grief, and the choice to use loss to springboard into growth.  

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Presented by Minky Couture, makers of the most luxurious and soft blankets with a mission to share comfort and love during the special moments of life.

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    December 21, 2023

    Author and healer Luannah Victoria Arana on resilience, grace, and finding inspiration from nature

    Luannah Victoria Arana is a healer and an author who has spent decades of her life cultivating healing and trauma recovery techniques around the world. Now, in her book, “Resilience, Grace and the Art of Showing Up: A Spiritual Journey of Empowerment Against All Odds,” she shares these resiliency tools and how they helped her reclaim her own life from trauma. Using examples from nature, her Hawaiian heritage, her healing center, Serenity By the Sea, and her SoulSpecives Institute, she shares her insightful insights with Relentlessly Resilient host Michelle Scharf.

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    December 14, 2023

    A mother’s fight for justice using her local Children’s Justice Center services - Children’s Justice Centers Part 3 of 3 

    The Children’s Justice Centers (CJC) in the state of Utah are established to provide a neutral, comfortable place for coordinated services during the child abuse investigative process. These centers are even more important when you consider that nationally, 1 in 7 children have experienced abuse or neglect in the past year, and even fewer accounts are reported to authorities. On this last part of a three-part series on the stories and services of CJCs, our Relentlessly Resilient hosts have a crucial conversation on issues surrounding child physical and sexual abuse and human trafficking. In this episode, a mother shares the story of when she turned to her local CJC’s services after a family member had abused her young daughters. 

    Zumi’s life was turned upside down when her husband had a tragic accident, and she turned to an adult nephew to help take care of her three and four-year-old daughters. Sadly, their situation was made worse when she returned home to one of her daughters disclosing sexual abuse from that nephew. Zumi carefully took the steps she could to protect her daughters, remove them from the situation, and get the authorities involved. She used the medical, investigative, and therapeutic services of her local Children’s Justice Center, even as others wanted to sweep the allegations under the rug. Justice is served as the attacker is sentenced to decades in prison. 

    Listeners are encouraged to educate themselves on the signs of child abuse, the responsibility of reporting, how to report, and the carefully coordinated services provided by Utah’s local CJC as part of the investigative process. Great care and research have been given into the development of the process and services in order to provide a comfortable, neutral, child-friendly atmosphere for children and their families receiving care. This includes accreditations from the National Children’s Alliance and a multidisciplinary team trained to minimize trauma and facilitate improved coordination with investigators, as well as resources for survivors of any age. 

    While a CJC cannot accept child abuse reports directly, please report suspected abuse by contacting one of the following: Utah Division of Child & Family Services at 1-855-323-3237, your local police department or sheriff’s office, and if it is an emergency; call 911.  

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    December 7, 2023

    The importance of finding the strength to report child sexual abuse, even if it’s years later -  Children’s Justice Centers part 2 of 3  

    The Children’s Justice Centers (CJC) in the state of Utah are established to provide a neutral, comfortable place for coordinated services during the child abuse investigative process. These centers are even more important when you consider that nationally, 1 in 7 children have experienced abuse or neglect in the past year, and even fewer accounts are reported to authorities. On this second part of a three-part series on the stories and services of CJCs in Utah, our Relentlessly Resilient hosts have a crucial conversation on issues surrounding child physical and sexual abuse and human trafficking right here in the beehive state. In this episode, a child abuse victim who came forward decades after a family member victimized her shares her story. 

    Brandie Page was sexually abused by an uncle after years of grooming at the tender age of eight years old. At twelve, after years of anguish, she finally had the courage to tell her parents about the abuse, but her parents chose not to prosecute her perpetrator, thinking it was for the best. Brandie bravely shares how the unreported abuse haunted her for years, impacted her family and romantic relationships, her therapeutic struggles, and how finally, at the age of 36, she was able to find some healing when she reported her abuser to the authorities. She is here to encourage others to report sexual abuse at any age. 

    Listeners are encouraged to educate themselves on the signs of child abuse, the responsibility of reporting, how to report, and the carefully coordinated services provided by Utah’s local CJC as part of the investigative process. Great care and research have been given into the development of the process and services in order to provide a comfortable, neutral, child-friendly atmosphere for children and their families receiving care. This includes accreditations from the National Children’s Alliance and a multidisciplinary team trained to minimize trauma and facilitate improved coordination with investigators, as well as resources for survivors of any age. 

    While a CJC cannot accept child abuse reports directly, please report suspected abuse by contacting one of the following: Utah Division of Child & Family Services at 1-855-323-3237, your local police department or sheriff’s office, and if it is an emergency; call 911.  

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    December 1, 2023

    Director Julie Stephenson, The Children’s Justice Centers’ coordinated approach allows child abuse victims to be heard: Part 1 of 3

    The Davis County Children’s Justice Center has a motto that runs deep into their work protecting children from abuse; “Where small voices are heard.” With statistics showing that nationally, 1 in 7 children have experienced abuse or neglect in the past year, and with even fewer accounts being reported to authorities, providing a neutral, comfortable place for coordinated services during the abuse investigative process is of utmost importance. On this first part of a three-part series on the stories and services of Children’s Justice Centers (CJC) in the state of Utah, our Relentlessly Resilient hosts have a crucial conversation on issues surrounding child physical and sexual abuse, and human trafficking, right here in the beehive state. 

    In this episode, Davis County CJC Director Julie Stephenson educates our listeners on the importance of knowing ahead of time the signs of abuse, the responsibility of reporting, how to report, and the carefully coordinated services provided by your local CJC as part of the investigative process. Great care and research have been given into the development of the process and services in order to provide a comfortable, neutral, child-friendly atmosphere for children and their families receiving care. This includes accreditations from the National Children’s Alliance and a multidisciplinary team trained to minimize trauma and facilitate improved coordination with investigators, as well as resources for survivors of any age. 

    Support your local CJC by volunteering your time or making a tax-deductible contribution. 

    While a CJC cannot accept child abuse reports directly, please report suspected abuse by contacting one of the following: Utah Division of Child & Family Services at 1-855-323-3237, your local police department or sheriff’s office, and if it is an emergency; call 911.  

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    November 23, 2023

    Cohost conversation: Using kindness and the norms of collaboration to survive the holidays

    For this special holiday cohost conversation in 2023, Relentlessly Resilient hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf discuss how to tackle holiday hosting with kindness for others and yourself. Using the principles found in the book “One People One Planet: 6 Universal Truths for Being Happy Together,” they discuss setting aside grievances, the Seven Norms of Collaborative Work, and presuming positive intentions in others. 

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App . Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    November 16, 2023

    Wendy Lou Whoo on how recovering from alcohol abuse goes deeper than the substance dependency 

    Wendy Lou Whoo turned to heavy drinking to forget her pains when her life started to fall apart. Her marriage was on the rocks. She had lost her faith and wanted to do what was best for her family, but didn't know how. Luckily, Wendy had some great friends who helped her get into rehabilitation for alcohol abuse, so she started the therapy and recovery she really needed. Now, years later, she is divorced, has a healthy relationship with alcohol and her kids, is a master esthetician, and is helping others by sharing her story. She joins this episode of Relentlessly Resilient to inspire others to seek out therapy, rehabilitation, and discover the deeper roots of their own dependency issues. 

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    November 9, 2023

    George Ferris Part 2: Moving forward after loss with intent

    In this second episode of a two-part series with George Andrew Ferris III, we learn how he applied lessons learned from his mother after her passing. From becoming the legal guardian of his teenage brother, raising his own kids with his wife, making hard career choices to take better care of his family, and connecting with other men who needed strong friendships through his sumo wrestling group, he has chosen to move forward in his life, despite tragedy with great and thoughtful intent. 

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    November 3, 2023

    George Ferris Part 1: Lessons of kindness from his mother

    George Andrew Ferris III met our host, Michelle Scharf, while working on the Mia Love campaign and made a strong impression because of his kindness and personal insight. Now, he joins this episode of Relentlessly Resilient to talk about how his mother taught him these values while struggling as a single parent on a single income. In the first of a two-part series, George shows how kindness can grow amid financial, health, and personal struggles, no matter the harsh conditions. 

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    October 27, 2023

    Cory ‘The Ox’ Hatch on shaping up through Super Human Fathers

    Cory Hatch had always been a big guy, earning him the endearing nickname ‘The Ox.” But after years of struggling with his weight and other dissatisfaction with life, he was ready to give up the programs he had tried and get weight loss surgery. Then he saw his friend's transformation on social media; a transformation that went beyond the six-pack and into becoming a better father, husband, and person. The friend introduced him to Kyle Carnohan, a fitness trainer, coach, and founder of Super Human Fathers. Soon, the trajectory of his life was changed for the better as he learned to tie his life to the higher purpose of deep spiritual meaning and family. He joins this episode of Relentlessly Resilient to share his story and encourage others to take the steps to take on their own transformation

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    October 19, 2023

    Radio Host Rebecca Cressman on the holistic tools she discovered in fighting breast cancer

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease, and for 100.3 FM radio host Rebecca Cressman, the fight against the disease extended long before her own diagnosis, treatment, and remission. She joins this episode of Relentlessly Resielent to share how watching her mother’s cancer treatment a decade plus before her diagnosis prepared her to take on her cancer. She shares how a series of holistic tools, including meditation, music, community support, and vigorous treatment, led to her remission.

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    October 5, 2023

    Cohost Conversation: Grappling with life’s transitions means grappling again with past grief

    Transitions in life can be difficult for anyone, but when a person has already grappled with loss and grief, these standard transitions become bogged down with that renewal of grief. In this cohost conversation episode of Relentlessly Resilient, hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf use the tools of resiliency they have learned throughout their podcast history to grapple with changes in their lives. For Jennie, it has been five years since the tragic loss of her husband, and now her oldest is off to college out of state, and her youngest is entering kindergarten. While these changes are to be expected and celebrated, they are tinged gray in the grief of the lost ones not there to participate. Together, they support each other in facing the transitions in life. 

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

     

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    September 29, 2023

    Author, Speaker, and Podcaster Julie Lee returns to encourage connection and compassion in overcoming contention 

    Author, speaker, and podcaster Julie Lee returns to the Relentlessly Resilient podcast for an update on her resiliency journey and to continue to encourage connection and compassion over contention. Since her first visit to the podcast, she has continued to move through the trials of life with resilience and self-compassion, including the death of her sister, divorce, and other trials. She shows how working on resiliency before the journey can help you survive the potholes of life. From continuing her speaking engagements, writing her Children’s book  “Broccolipunzle; A Girl with Extraordinary Hair” and raising her wonderful kids, she knows her message of connection and compassion can help others prepare to make it through their own personal journey. 

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    September 21, 2023

    Trust-Based Relational Intervention practitioner Aimee Snow on building ‘My Healing Home’

    Aimee Snow is a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) practitioner and founder of the non-profit “My Healing Home.” As a survivor of trauma and mother of seven children, she knows firsthand how adverse experiences can negatively impact youth and their development. 

    When her two internationally adopted children joined the family from traumatic backgrounds, she sought out therapeutic programs to help reinforce her family and found Dr. Karyn Purvis’s book “The Connected Child.” Dr. Purvis's TBRI system worked wonders for her family, and so after becoming a TBRI practitioner, she founded ‘My Healing Home’ to serve families and caregivers of at-risk children, offering parent coaching, online classes, workshops, in-home visits, and more. Aimee joins this episode of Relentlessly Resilient to share her story, the basics of TBRI, and resources to learn more about this attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention. 

    You can learn even more by registering for the upcoming Caregiver Community Conference on Saturday, November 18, 2023, in Riverton, Utah. Early bird tickets are available for $25 until October 1st, then the price goes up to $45. 

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    September 14, 2023

    Part 2: Christopher and Jeanette on working through grief after losing their 15-year-old son to cancer

    15-year-old Austin Kahn passed away from a terminal brain tumor just days after his birthday. For his parents, Christopher and Jeanette Kahn, unity and good communication in the middle of tragedy helped keep their family together, even as it was falling apart. In this second part of a two-part series, Jeanette and Christopher share how their family learned to process and grieve the loss of their son. Together, they discuss the lessons of courage, determination, and acceptance Austin exemplified and the good work the parents are doing in Austin’s memory through the “Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer.” 

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    September 9, 2023

    Part 1: Christopher Kahn on losing his 15-year-old son to Cancer

    15-year-old Austin Kahn passed away from a terminal brain tumor just days after his birthday. For his parents, Christopher and Jeanette Kahn, unity and good communication in the middle of tragedy helped keep their family together, even as it was falling apart. In this first part of a two-part series, Christopher shares Austin’s story of courage, determination, and acceptance in the face of death. In the second part of the series, his wife Jeanette joins to talk about the grief process and the good work the parents are doing in Austin’s memory through the “Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer.” 

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    August 31, 2023

    Michelle Scharf on learning to empower others through certified life coaching

    Our host, Michelle Scharf, has shown a great passion for helping empower individuals, whether it's through this podcast, lobbying to protect children from harmful adult product marketing and illegal drugs, or her new role as a Jay Shetty School certified Life Coach. On this special episode of Relentlessly Resilient, cohost Jennie Taylor interviews Michelle about the process, education, and help she is now able to give to her clients as she empowers them to discover their own answers to align their values and aspirations.

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    August 24, 2023

    Captain Benjamin Wheatley on teaching soldiers resilience at the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence

    Utah-born soldier Captain Benjamin Wheatley has learned a lot about resilience as he served his nation in the U.S. Army. Now, as the Director of the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Center, he gets to operationalize the center’s people-first initiatives. He helps make sure people are taken care of by making sure that we have a leadership environment that recognizes how important they are to leading soldiers and their families. He joins this episode of Relentlessly Resilient to share the lessons, resources, and importance of balance in Military Life.

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    August 16, 2023

    Cohost Conversation: Five years of evolving grief

    Hosts Michelle Scharf and Jennie Taylor have learned a lot together about the evolution of grief over the past five years since the death of their husbands. While their individual tragedies brought them together, they have found the strength to ask hard questions, greet others with empathy, and connect by sharing and listening to others' stories. In this special cohost conversation of the Relentlessly Resilient podcast, they check in with each other on their evolving grief journey and the resiliency they have discovered along the way. 

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App  Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    August 10, 2023

    Peter Anthony Wynn, Founder of the INCubator, on the values that lead to resilience

    For author, speaker, and entrepreneurial businessman Peter Anthony Wynn, resilience is more than a tool to be placed in some first aid kit for emergencies. Resilience is a way of living the values of your life in such a way that you can make it through the difficult and easy times in life. With a plethora of experience in both, he joins this episode of Relentlessly Resilient to discuss the lessons he has learned as the founder and CEO of The INCbuator, the tragic suicide of his daughter, and the faith that has helped pull him through trying times. 

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App  Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    August 2, 2023

    Melissa Leía on becoming ‘Warrior Strong’ while fighting human trafficking and sexual exploitation

    Melissa Leía knows a lot about becoming ‘Warrior Strong.’ From a young age, her life was painfully painted by sexual abuse, exploitation, and addiction. Now she advocates for sincere and honest change in our society when it comes to talking about human trafficking, sexual education, and the real changes that need to happen to protect some of the most vulnerable. While the problem is rampant across the real and digital world, she advocates for cultural changes right here in Utah, where the problem is obscured by apparent conformity and shame-based biases. Melissa is working with organizations like the Anti Trafficking Organization: EXITUS, the Utah Trafficking in Persons Task Force, schools of higher and lower learning, lawmakers, officials, and more to break the cycle of abuse and exploitation. She joins this episode of Relentlessly Resilient to educate listeners on how to educate and reach out in kindness on the issue of human trafficking because “People are not for sale.” 

    If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, you can get confidential help from the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or online at HumanTraffickingHotline.org.

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    July 14, 2023

    Not broken, but rearranging: The wisdom of 16-year-old Penelope Rose

    You can find resilience and awareness at any time in your life and today’s guest on the Relentlessly Resilient podcast showcases how learning these skills early in life can help bless you and those around you. Host Michelle Scharf welcomes a mighty wise and young new friend onto the show to share her knowledge. 16-year-old Penelope Rose enlightens listeners and hosts with her hard-earned lessons on relationships, acceptance, and the crowning thought, “You are not broken, but just rearranging.” 

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    July 7, 2023

    Why Ben Lyne, a runner with a sign, believes in you

    Since 2022 runner Ben Lyne has been cheering people up across the Wasatch Front, and then the world, with a simple message on a handheld sign, “I believe in you.” Having been an avid runner for over a decade, he had often pondered ways to help uplift those he passed when the idea of the sign came to him. Ben now encourages others with his sign in real life, at events, and in his online presence. He joins this episode of Relentlessly Resilient to share the story of running for a cause. 

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    July 3, 2023

    Cohost Conversation: Family vacations after losing one of your own

    Summer is often filled with family vacations, celebrations, and reunions. But how do you continue forward with these traditions after losing a member of your family? This is the cohost conversation Relentlessly Resilient hosts Michelle Scharf and Jennie Taylor discuss on this week’s episode. They discuss incorporating old memories into new experiences in such a way they can include, honor, and express love for the ones passed over to the other side. And they express how that sting of grief can evolve over time into new emotions. 

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    June 23, 2023

    Christina and Michael Gilchrist: The Blind Chick Living, and inspiring, on dialysis

    Christina Gilchrist was diagnosed from a young age with kidney disease and has persevered with two kidney transplants, 20 years of dialysis, medical complications, and even becoming blind. Over the years, and with the help of her amazing husband/caretaker, Michael, she has found a manageable to live her life to the fullest using home and portable hemodialysis. Together they can camp, motorcycle, advocate for medical change, and more. Through their Facebook page, BLIND CHICK Living - on Dialysis and group Living!!! On Dialysis, they inspire other dialysis patients to take control of their condition and continue to live their lives to the fullest, even on dialysis. The husband and wife team share their inspiring story on this episode of Relentlessly Resilient. 

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    June 16, 2023

    Double Amputee and Ironman Triathlete Sid Smith on finding gratitude amid lives trials

    Born with a rare genetic disorder degenerating his lower limbs, Sid Smith knew much about resilience from a young age. By his mid-thirties, the Utah husband and father made the difficult decision to amputate both his lower legs. While the experience was challenging, he turned that pain into power. He became an Ironman Triathlete, motivational speaker, volunteer with the Dreams in Motion charity, and advocate for the Disabled Outdoorsmen of Utah. In this episode of Relentlessly Resilient, he shares how he ran, biked, and swam through his adversities because of the gratitude he found and the love from his wife and family. 

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    June 8, 2023

    “Sleep is a weapon” and other self-care tips from Utah Army National Guard Major Wes Porter

    Self-care and sleep are necessary for soldiers and civilians alike, explains Utah Army National Guard Major, Wes Porter on this episode of Relentlessly Resilient. With over 15 years of experience in leadership roles in complex operations in the U.S. and internationally, he has seen firsthand how “sleep (and self-care) is one of the most important weapons in our resilience arsenal. Wes shares his insights on military and family service, the impact of his work as the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Accelerator for the state of Utah, his Polynesian heritage, and the Dreams in Motion charity which he is a founding board member of. 

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    June 1, 2023

    Why having a Patriotic “America Season” means so much to Gold Star Widow Jennie Taylor

    With Memorial Day barely in our rearview mirror, it's time to talk about the stretch of time between that holiday, past labor day, to Veterans Day. With summer parades, city days, and patriotic holidays, host Jennie Taylor calls this season “America Season,” it means so much to her. In this episode of Relentlessly Resilient, she discusses how patriotism is a feeling of gratitude that encourages service actions. She discusses the work The Major Brent Taylor Foundation has been doing to uplift individuals, families, and whole communities. Producer KellieAnn joins this episode as a guest cohost. 

    Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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    May 24, 2023

    Mental Health Counselor Jenny Howe explores anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders for Mental Health May

      May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and with 1 in 5 U.S. adults experiencing mental illness each year, it’s past time to put aside the taboo of asking for help. On this episode of the Relentlessly Resilient podcast, Mental Health Counselor Jenny Howe returns to explore anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders. Jenny specializes in treating adolescent anxiety and depressive disorders with expert experience working with youths and their families. May is also the end of the school year; it's a perfect time to discuss tips and techniques to deal with anxiety, stress, change, and healthy emotional responses. 

      Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

      Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App. Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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      May 18, 2023

      Principal Matthew Patterson: Four things to remember to teach youth successfully

        Principal Matthew Patterson returns to Relentlessly Resilient to share wisdom gleaned from his long career as an educator. He shares four things to remember when teaching students and youth; connect by building a relationship, youth DO want to learn new things, they want to know where the boundaries are, and consistency builds your credibility. Principal Patterson continues to share his experiences and has the data to back up the success of his approach.

        Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

        Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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        May 10, 2023

        A Sexual assault survivor on coming to terms with the trauma while cautioning others

        Twenty years after a sexual assault that changed her life, today’s guest on Relentlessly Resilient shares her continued struggle to come to terms with the trauma. When she was raped as a teenager, the criminal system and social structure surrounding her caused her to doubt everything, from the consent given to the violence she received. Now, after years of therapy, and contemplation, she is ready to share her story as a cautionary tale about teaching youth about sexuality, consent, and holding others and yourself accountable for their actions and your own reaction. This guest found great support through Saprea.org, an organization that exists to liberate individuals and society from child sexual abuse and its lasting impacts. 

        If you have experienced sexual violence, you can access help and resources by calling Utah's 24-hour Sexual Violence Helpline at 1-888-421-1100. You can also call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 for free, confidential counseling.

        Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband, Major Brent Taylor, was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together, and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

        Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL NewsRadio App Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

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