Helping you navigate personal growth and learn self-trust after life-changing events.

The Pursuit of Evolution is the only podcast that goes beyond inspiration to give actions and resources for those looking to build their self-trust and be proactive in their personal growth after being struck with a life-changing realization.

Finding Your Healing Tools

Finding Your Healing Tools

Santa and I chat about... What Holistic Psychotherapy looks like [25:26] How our body holds memories [21:26] Maladaptive coping behaviors and moving through them [14:07] Santa's book Running Through Darkness, what it's about, and the healing journey of writing it...

Prioritize Healing

Prioritize Healing

Naomi and I chat about... What it means to feel our emotions in our bodies and learning to work with those feelings [8:52] The ideas of hope versus expectation and how that sometimes subtle difference plays into our mental health and recovery [15:42] Building trust...

The Power of Gender Affirming Care

The Power of Gender Affirming Care

We chat about... Progress in healing and growth [13:04] Healing isn't linear [17:04] The power (proven by research) of gender-affirming care and language [19:30] Why labels and language matter [51:30]   More about Gazit Chaya Nkosi... Their Website Instagram:...

Safety Before Growth

Safety Before Growth

A vital piece of the self-help/ personal growth conversation keeps getting skipped, so we’re starting there today. And that is this: Before you can put any energy into personal growth, you must be safe. My friend Katie pointed this out to me recently, and she is...

Dying Better

Dying Better

Cianna Stewart is the host of Dying Kindness podcast. A podcast for people who are going to die someday. The goal is to help people make key decisions now in order to be kinder to those they’ll leave behind. We chat about... Why planning now is the kind thing to do...

Life of a Sober Sex & Love Addict

Life of a Sober Sex & Love Addict

Brianne Davis is a sex and love addict with over 12 years of sobriety. We chat about... What is sex and love addiction [5:08] What does it mean to be sober [17:10] How common this addiction is, especially in today's social media world [10:08] How to find out if you...

Autism Diagnosis After Age 30

Autism Diagnosis After Age 30

Brianne Leeson was diagnosed with ADHD and autism in her 30s after her world came crashing down around her in the early days of the pandemic.   We chat about... Why do late diagnoses happen, especially in those AFAB. How culture and religion impacted Brianne's...

Life After Losing Her Son to Suicide

Life After Losing Her Son to Suicide

Trigger Warning - As the episode name states, this week's episode is about suicide. While parts of the episode are a bit heavy there is also a ton of insightful, hopeful, and educational stuff too. Suicide Hotlines USA Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 USA Crisis Text  741-741...

Community After a Mastectomy

Community After a Mastectomy

We Discussed: How Kristen came to the decision to have a preventative mastectomy and reconstruction. Also, the reality of life and emotions after surgery. Finding her place amongst the breast cancer community. Her passion to give back to the breast cancer community...

Empty Nesting

Empty Nesting

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS A WRITTEN TRANSCRIPT OF THIS EPISODE. We Discussed: Christine's daughter headed off to out-of-state college at age 14. How Christine not only coped but found radical acceptance in this opportunity. How Christine's applied what she learned back...

Cracks That Let The Light In

Cracks That Let The Light In

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS A WRITTEN TRANSCRIPT OF THIS EPISODE. We Discussed: Finding and leaning into the willingness to change. How living your truth can help others to live theirs. Finding lessons and wisdom in the hard parts of our journey. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE...

Show Up Curious

Show Up Curious

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS A WRITTEN TRANSCRIPT OF THIS EPISODE. Ellie is a vibrancy-based life coach who has traveled the world, ran herself through round after round of burnout, and finally realized there has to be a better way. She dives deep into embracing herself,...

Change From The Inside

Change From The Inside

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS A WRITTEN TRANSCRIPT OF THIS EPISODE. We Discussed: Following our intuition. Understanding our values helps us to frame up our needs around others. Finding the methods of getting in touch with your body and your emotions. The power in showing up...

Finding The Way Back From Burnout

Finding The Way Back From Burnout

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS A WRITTEN TRANSCRIPT OF THIS EPISODE. We Discussed: Feeling the rock bottom of burnout Ending up isolated on an island for nearly a year of the pandemic. Exploring any and all ways to begin to heal and recover from that burnout. The physical tolls...

Outgrowing The Containers We’re In

Outgrowing The Containers We’re In

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS A WRITTEN TRANSCRIPT OF THIS EPISODE. I have a wonderful chat with my friend Diann. I have actually guested on her podcast back when we first connected in the small business entrepreneurship side of the world but we both recently pivoted our...

Creating a Legacy

Creating a Legacy

CLICK HERE for a transcript of today's show. I won't lie, I selfishly loved having the chance to chat genealogy with Laurie on this episode. It's something I've always been fascinated by, and I feel has an ever-evolving importance in a society that is focusing on...

Ep 1 – An Introduction of Sorts

Ep 1 – An Introduction of Sorts

FEATURED IN THIS EPISODELearn more about me, the host of the show. I answer questions about my time in Iraq, being wounded in combat, living with PTSD, and going through infertility.HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOWSubscribe, rate & review, and share.Want to help the show...