Season 2

Aha Moments

Oct. 26, 2021

050 - To celebrate her 50th episode, Heather talks about the biggest "aha" moments she has had personally and she and Steve have had as a couple over the past five years. This personal and lively recollection touches on fami…

A Unique Journey Through LGBTQ History - An Interview with Robert Steele

Oct. 12, 2021

049 - October is LGBTQ History Month. This interview not only honors history, but also teaches little-known facts and pieces of the time before Stonewall. In this episode, Heather interviews author, broadcaster, and gay righ…

Introducing Maxxie LaWow: Drag Super-Shero, An Interview with Anthony Hand

Sept. 28, 2021

048 - In this episode, Heather interviews creator, producer, and director, Anthony Hand, who gives a sneak peek into his feature-length animated film (anticipated release Spring 2024) Maxxie LaWow: Drag Super-Shero . Anthony…

Talk About It! An Interview About Suicide Prevention with Cara McNulty

Sept. 15, 2021

047 - In this episode, Heather interviews Cara McNulty, DPA, President, Aetna Behavioral Health, a CVS Health Company. As a population health scientist, Cara is particularly passionate about our adolescents, teens, and young…

The Power of Connection - An Interview with Robbin McManne

Aug. 12, 2021

046 - In this episode, Heather interviews Robbin McManne. Robbin is the author of The Yelling Cure, How to Stress Less and Get Your Kids to Cooperate without Threats and Punishments as well as the host of the award-winning …

Your Questions Answered!

July 31, 2021

045 - In this solo episode, Heather starts a new tradition - a quarterly Q & A episode! She starts with two questions and some profound thoughts shared by a listener. What parenting skills will help us 1. navigate challenges…

A Guide for Depression and Anxiety

July 18, 2021

044- In this solo episode, Heather discusses depression and anxiety in great detail. She answers questions like: * What do we look for? * How do we know the difference between typical teenage development and more serious iss…

Demystifying Pronouns

June 30, 2021

043 - In this episode, Heather and her 15-year-old daughter Grace have a thoughtful and enlightening discussion about pronouns. Grace has wisdom far beyond her 15 years, and yet is acutely in touch with the teenage experienc…

An Interview with Trystan Reese: How We Do Family

June 16, 2021

042 - In this episode, Heather interviews Trystan Reese, author of the brand new memoir, How We Do Family. Trystan is redefining the idea of family. His memoir covers so many important issues, from trans pregnancy to adoptio…

The History of Pride

June 2, 2021

041 - In this episode, Heather shares an overview of Pride history, including the Stonewall Riots, why the pink triangle is a global symbol, and how the rainbow flag became the symbol for LGBTQ+ pride. She begins with the fo…

Let's Talk About Sex - An Interview with Dr. David Huebner

May 19, 2021

040 - This episode is a fascinating, eye-opening, and much-needed educational interview with Dr. David Huebner. Dr. Huebner is a clinical psychologist by training, and currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Pr…

How to Respond to Biphobia and 5 Common LGBTQ+ Myths

May 3, 2021

039 - In this episode, Heather discusses biphobia and the five most common LGBTQ+ myths. Like transphobia, biphobia is common in both the heterosexual community and the LGBTQ+ community, making it exponentially more isolatin…

The Magic of Mindfulness - An Interview with Andrew Jordan Nance

April 13, 2021

038 - In this episode, Heather interviews Andrew Jordan Nance , founder of Mindful Arts San Francisco whose mission is to provide literary and arts-based mindfulness instruction to youth at underserved San Francisco schools.…

What Your Non-Binary Teen Wishes You Knew - An Interview with Rae McDaniel

March 30, 2021

037 - In this episode, Heather interviews Rae McDaniel, founder of the online coaching community, The Gender Fck Club ( awesome resources here ), as well as Practical Audacity , a gender and sex therapy practice in Chicago. …

A Substance Use Primer - An Interview with Richard Capriola

March 16, 2021

036 - In this episode, Heather interviews Richard Capriola, author of The Addicted Child: A Parent’s Guide to Adolescent Substance Abuse . Richard has over two decades of experience working with adults and adolescents diagno…

Tips for Responding to Non-Affirming or Unsupportive Family and Friends

March 7, 2021

035 - Heather responds to a listener's question about how to handle someone who is non-affirming with a tip and example-filled "101" episode. She discusses the importance of word choice, gives several general tips, and three…

Hard Days Suck

Feb. 17, 2021

034 - This short episode packs a punch! Heather candidly shares some recent experiences and her thoughts on hard days, as well as the serendipitous discovery of an article by one of her favorite thought leaders, Brene Brown.…

A Gay Man's Guide to Life - An Interview with Britt East

Feb. 2, 2021

033 - In this episode, Heather interviews author and speaker, Britt East. While Britt's book, " A Gay Man's Guide to Life, " is written for gay men by a gay man - it is an engaging, informative read that really sheds light o…

How Do Hard Times Help Us Heal? An Interview with Kevin Nahai

Jan. 5, 2021

031 - In this episode, Heather interviews life coach Kevin Nahai. Faced with extraordinary mental health and physical health challenges as a teen and young adult, Kevin tried many paths before digging into and healing the ro…

How To Be A Good LGBTQ Ally

Dec. 8, 2020

030 - In this episode, Heather shares seven tips for being a good ally and why being a good ally to your Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer loved one is so important. 1. Be a good listener 2. Don't be afraid to as…

The Transgender Experience: One Woman's Journey

Nov. 24, 2020

029 - Heather interviews Rochelle Pattison in this episode and it is packed with emotion, education, "a-ha" moments, and large doses of reality and love in equal measure! Rochelle shares her journey as a transgender woman wi…