The Forward Healing Project
By Whitney Allen
The Forward Healing ProjectApr 25, 2023
Episode 62: Miles to Go
The healing work is never done, and that's ok.
Episode 61: Does Everything Happen For A Reason?
Why I no longer think everything happens for a reason.
Quick update on the podcast.
Episode 60: Special Guest Interview with Ann Koshute from Springs in the Desert
I had the absolute gift to interview Ann Koshute from Springs in the Desert. Be sure to check out the amazing work they are doing and the fantastic resources.
Episode 59: Building Your Healing Muscles
Poem by Alexandra Vasiliu
Episode 58: Using Your Five Senses to Make Space
How to use your five senses to make space in your heart and go deeper in prayer.
Episode 57: Check Your Ecosystems
On how our emotional and spiritual ecosystems matter.
Episode 56: Carrying Weight You Don't Need to Carry
We need to let go of weight we do not need to carry.
Episode 55: Mother's Day is Hard
As we head into Mother's Day weekend, a few thoughts on how this is a hard weekend and it's ok to not be ok.
Episode 54: Choosing Happiness Inspired By Downton Abbey
This episode is inspired by an episode of Downton Abbey and the line, I am not unhappy, I am just not ready to be happy. Happiness is a choice, a hard choice, but a choice nonetheless.
Episode 53: Surrender But Don't Give Up
Surrendering to God does not mean we have to give up.
Episode 52: You Can't Get Here From There
We can't get to a place of healing while remaining in a place of sadness and despair. We must choose to move forward.
Episode 51: Watering the Desert Alone
Watering the desert is impossible but we try to do it and we try to do it alone, but we don't have to.
Episode 50: Healing Is Not Linear
Few things in life are linear, healing is not one of them
Episode 49: Embrace the Grace
In this episode I talk about the grace God gives us on our healing journey.
Apologies for any dogs barking in the background :)
Episode 48: Feeling, Finding and Filling the Void Part 3 Filling the Void
In the third and final part of feeling, finding and filling the void I share how we can fill the void.
Episode 47: Feeling, Finding and Filling the Void Part 2 The Finding
Part two of a three part series on Feeling, Finding and Filling the Void
Episode 46: Part 1 Feeling of Feeling, Finding and Filling the Void
The first part of a three part series
Episode 45: I Hope
Episode 44: Wait With An Open Heart
Waiting is hard, we must do so with an open heart.
Episode 43: And The Soul Felt Its Worth
Remembering the reason for the season as a healing tool.
Episode 42: Through Not Over
Working through grief not past it. Healing takes time and we stumble but we can not forget we are working through the grief.
Episode 41: Your Story Matters
Our stories matter. This episode is about the healing power of sharing our stories and how it can help us heal and help us heal others.
Side note: Apologies for the poor sound on this episode. I had to record on a lapel mic in a closet in a hotel. It's been a busy fall!
Episode 40: Trusting Your GPS
When we are lost along the way, we need to trust our GPS.
October 26 Update
Hello! I am so sorry but I am taking this week off but I will be back next week on November 2!
Episode 39: Trigger Season
Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are right around the corner and with them come major triggers for those navigating infertility, miscarriage and childlessness. I outline a few tips and advice on how to prepare for Trigger Season.
Episode 38: The Joy Deficit
In this episode I discuss something I call the Joy Deficit. How we can all feel it and how we can begin to make it smaller.
Episode 37: Special Guest Interview with Brandi Lytle of Not So Mommy...
I had the great honor of interviewing Brandi Lytle, founder of Not So Mommy... creator of the olive green Childless Not By Choice Awareness Ribbon, Brandi is a wife, dog mom, aunt, host mom, and infertile woman who has redefined what momhood means to her. Not So Mommy…’s purpose is to support, educate, and advocate for the infertility & childless not by choice communities.
Learn more about Brandi:
Episode 36: Stop the Spirals
Learn a few ways to stop the emotional spirals.
Episode 35: Special Guest Interview With a Fertility Dietician
Coutrney Warday is the founder and owner of Abide With Me Nutrition, Courtney is a Catholic wife and mother of two with a mission to bring hope to all women suffering the heavy cross of infertility and hormone imbalances. Both of these crosses she knows deeply and intimately. Courtney is a Registered Dietitian who received her bachelor's degree and master's degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She completed her Dietetic Internship at the University of Lincoln-Nebraska. And is a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Medical Nutrition Therapist.
You can contact Courtney at
Episode 34: Legacy and Letting Go
In this episode I talk about getting older and the fears of losing our legacy without someone to hand our possessions and legacy to.
Episode 33: The Plans We Make
This episode I talk about the plans we make and the plans makes for us.
Episode 32: The Worst Best Advice
In this episode I share the worst best advice I was given on my path to forward healing.
Podcast Update Message
I will not be posting a podcast this week but wanted to hop on and let you know what's in store for next week...the worst, best advice I was given on this journey.
Episode 31: Fitting In vs Belonging
This episode we unpack the difference between fitting in and belonging on the path to forward healing.
Episode 30: The Shoulder Wound
This week's episode is how we can all relate to the Shoulder Wound of Christ through our healing and grieving journey.
Episode 29: Faith Over Fear Healing Tools Part 3 of 3: Embrace the Suck
The last of a three-part series on using healing tools that place faith over fear.
Episode 28: Faith Over Fear Healing Tools Part 2 of 3: Gratitude
A powerful faith over fear healing tool is gratitude, and a special kind of gratitude, belligerent gratitude.
Episode 27: Faith Over Fear Healing Tools Part 1 of 3
This is the first of a three part series on healing tools that let you choose faith over fear on the path to Forward Healing.
Episode 26: Relying on God on the Path to Forward Healing
What does it mean to rely on God, to have a relationship with Him on this journey? I am just beginning to figure it out. Listen in on my insights on how we must reply on God to find true healing.
The Forward Healing Project is Taking Two Weeks Off
I will be taking two weeks off for some family time and an eight day silent retreat. The next episode will come out July 13. Please pray for me and I will be praying for all the listeners. If you have a special prayer request please send me a message on Instagram or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Episode 25: It's Complicated
This episode is on how to walk with your friends dealing with miscarriage, infertility and childlessness when announcing a pregnancy. And it's complicated.
BONUS Prayer Mini-Episode: The Litany of Humility
The Litany of Humility can be a powerful way to move towards Forward Healing, surrender and consolation.
Episode 24: Tears of Consolation
This episode I talk about the incredible healing that comes from tears when we surrender our suffering to God.
Episode 23: Pregnancy After Miscarriage-A Special Guest Interview
In today's special guest interview I sit down with a good friend of mine, Erin Phillips, to talk about the emotional challenges of a pregnancy after a miscarriage.
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Episode 22: Be Here Now
This episode we explore the importance of being in the present moment along the forward healing process.
Episode 21: Nunc Coepi- Now I Begin
This episode I talk about the meaning and the power of the phrase Nunc Coepi.
Episode 20: Special Guest Interview on Secondary Infertility
Secondary infertility is confusing, painful and frustrating and often misunderstood. Join me this week with special guest, Katie Wood of The Joyful Leap https://www.instagram.com/thejoyfulleap/ and author of Waiting With Mary: A Seven Sorrows Devotional for Catholic Women Facing Infertility.
Episode 19: The Opposite of Love
In this week's episode we take a look at the emotional trap of indifference and how love can heal our wounds.
Episode 18: The Hardest Day of the Year
This episode is about the emotional challenges of navigating mother's day when you are dealing with infertility, miscarriage, childlessness and the loss of a mother.