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Scars and Lemonade

Scars and Lemonade

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On Scars and Lemonade, we share everyday people’s stories of resilience and optimism in the face of challenging circumstances all with a healthy squeeze of laughter, games, and shenanigans sprinkled throughout. Because sometimes when life gives you scars, you've gotta make some lemonade!
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Stronger Than You Know with Myrna Scales

Scars and LemonadeNov 08, 2022

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A Refreshing Splash

A Refreshing Splash

What does resilience look like? What about optimism? Join Pat and Abi as they travel back in time to conversations with Scars and Lemonade guests Bea, Grace Pineda, and Carolyn Colleen to get their answers to these important questions and more. Share this episode with your loved ones, your liked ones, and the ones you feel meh about! Grace’s IG: @egracepineda86 Carolyn’s website: https://www.carolyncolleen.com/ Carolyn’s IG: @carolyncolleen Follow Scars and Lemonade on Instagram: @scarsandlemonade Check out the podcast website: www.scarsandlemonade.com Email us: scarsandlemonade@gmail.com Scars and Lemonade music by Evan Dysart (Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp)
Mar 14, 202323:08
FIERCE Action with Carolyn Colleen

FIERCE Action with Carolyn Colleen

Content Warning: Mentions of physical and sexual abuse, suicide attempt We’ve got a fierce episode coming at you this week! Our guest on the pod is Carolyn Colleen, the founder of the FIERCE network, a collective of resilience-building and empowerment services that help women on their life journeys. Carolyn shares her own scars and lemonade journey beginning with her challenging childhood (challenging is an understatement) in which she experienced abuse and neglect, and how it shaped her relationship with love and self-love. She shares how making changes and surviving then thriving for 5 minutes at a time and borrowing love helped her to break the cycle of abuse with her own children and go on to want to help other women by creating the FIERCE Network. She talks to Pat and Abi about the importance of making self-care a daily part of her routine, letting go of the need to do everything herself, and asking for help. They round out the episode with a 2-for-1 games sesh, playing A Slice of Hollywood and Lemonade Stand. Share this episode with your friends, your family, and your friends’ families! Carolyn’s website: https://www.carolyncolleen.com/ Carolyn’s IG: @carolyncolleen Follow Scars and Lemonade on Instagram: @scarsandlemonade Check out the podcast website: www.scarsandlemonade.com Email us: scarsandlemonade@gmail.com Scars and Lemonade music by Evan Dysart (Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp)
Feb 28, 202301:05:31
Underwhelmed, Overwhelmed, and Just, Like, Whelmed

Underwhelmed, Overwhelmed, and Just, Like, Whelmed

Happy Valentine’s Day…or whatever! In this Valentine’s episode, Pat and Abi profess their undying love for romantic comedies. In theory, this genre is the bond that ties this episode together, but like any good entry in the rom-com canon, it is full of obstacles trying to throw our central duo off course. In this particular set of shenanigans, it’s Abi and Pat getting pulled from movie tangent to pop culture tangent and back again while trying to make the case that the character arcs we know and love in the rom-com format are consistent with those of the stories shared by Scars and Lemonade guests. Both are full of resilience and glass-half-full optimism! So enjoy this outing full of the chaotic, screwball energy we love from all of our favourite rom-coms before they bring it all back on track for a warm and fuzzy ending dream casting their fantasy rom-coms. Share this episode with your Valentines, your nemeses, and your Uber driver or passenger! Follow Scars and Lemonade on Instagram: @scarsandlemonade Check out the podcast website: www.scarsandlemonade.com Email us: scarsandlemonade@gmail.com Scars and Lemonade music by Evan Dysart (Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp)
Feb 14, 202333:46
Food for the Soul with Grace Pineda

Food for the Soul with Grace Pineda

This week’s Scars and Lemonade episode is coming to you from the middle of the polar vortex. Pat and Abi talk trying to stay warm and remaining optimistic when the temperature drops below -30C. (For American listeners, they tried to do the math and estimate that it’s the equivalent of -1000F. That can’t be right, can it?) This week’s guest is Grace - a chef, parent, and friend of the pod. She joins Abi and Pat to talk about her experience of growing up around family violence. She shares how that has impacted her relationships as an adult, what dating after a separation has been like for her, and how she is doing her best to not let generational trauma negatively impact her parenting. She shares with us her mental health journey of depression and anxiety, talks about therapy, and lets us know how she’s doing the continuous work of awareness, understanding, and self-compassion while learning the importance of asking for help. See if you can pick out the Lemon Seeds throughout the episode and be sure to listen until the end for this week’s game of Scars or Lemonade! Share this episode with your loved ones, your therapist, and the person working the front desk at your nearest community center! Follow Scars and Lemonade on Instagram: @scarsandlemonade Check out the podcast website: www.scarsandlemonade.com Email us: scarsandlemonade@gmail.com Scars and Lemonade music by Evan Dysart (Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp)
Jan 31, 202301:14:21
A Journey, Not a Destination with Bea

A Journey, Not a Destination with Bea

Scars and Lemonade returns this week with an episode that’s pure fire! This episode is coming at you with some big pop culture energy, so Pat and Abi challenge you to pick out all of the references. Amidst the Devon Sawa of it all (there’s your first pop culture freebie), they sit down with Bea to have a personal, engaging, candid conversation about substance abuse, body image, and recovery. Bea generously shares details about her recovery journey from the struggles of online meetings during the early days of the pandemic to finding the recovery model that works for her in order to be more aware, prepared, and compassionate as she moves through the world. She also talks to Abi and Pat about her catalyst for starting her recovery, mental health, self-care, and deciding who to share her stories with while being mindful of her audience and avoiding “trauma dumping”. Bea also lets us in on how she’ll share her experiences with her children when the time comes. And of course, they play Lemon Seeds throughout the episode and end their time with Bea by playing a new game, Lemonade Libs! Share this episode with your family, your friends, your pets, and the cashier at your local grocery store. Follow Scars and Lemonade on Instagram: @scarsandlemonade Check out the podcast website: www.scarsandlemonade.com Email us: scarsandlemonade@gmail.com Scars and Lemonade music by Evan Dysart (Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp)
Jan 17, 202351:54
Year-End Bonus

Year-End Bonus

This week’s Scars and Lemonade episode is all about year-end bonuses. Year-end bonus content, that is! We’re bringing you the bonus questions that we’ve been hyping up throughout the season. So sit back, relax and listen as we revisit time spent with Sarah Simpson, Myrna Scales, and Fatima C. Oliver to find out their answers to these three questions: What does resilience look like for you? What does optimism look like for you? What pop culture has resonated or provided a bright spot for you on your resiliency journey? We also play Two Truths and a Lie with each of our amazing guests. Enjoy, share this episode, kick back and relax, revisit Pat and Abi’s answers to these same questions from the A Fresh Squeeze episode, and just do you. Myrna’s YouTube Channel: Myrna Scales Myrna’s Instagram: @myrnascales Fatima’s Website: fatimac.com Fatima’s Instagram: @fatimaoliver1975 Follow Scars and Lemonade on Instagram: @scarsandlemonade Check out the podcast website: www.scarsandlemonade.com Email us: scarsandlemonade@gmail.com Scars and Lemonade music by Evan Dysart (Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp)
Dec 20, 202227:55
Achille-ing This Game

Achille-ing This Game

Compliments of the season to you! The Scars and Lemonade debut podcast season that is. In this episode, Patrick and Abi are taking some time to reflect on their podcast journey thus far. They talk about what they've learned from their first 3 guests on the pod, including how gratitude is helping Abi cope with her torn Achilles tendon, and express how grateful she is for Keanu Reeves. They discuss guilt as it relates to productivity and how they're trying to shift focus from being productive to being constructive for their mental health journeys. They also share what works in progress they're bringing to their resilience and optimism toolkits in 2023. While you're listening, see if you can pick out their Lemon Seeds words then stick around as they finish out the episode playing games. Send your ideas for their song lyrics game name and place your vote for their movie scene game! Follow Scars and Lemonade on Instagram: @scarsandlemonade Check out the podcast website: www.scarsandlemonade.com Email us: scarsandlemonade@gmail.com Scars and Lemonade music by Evan Dysart (Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp)
Dec 06, 202235:50
Trading Hurt for Hope with Fatima C. Oliver

Trading Hurt for Hope with Fatima C. Oliver

*Content Warning: This episode’s conversation includes mentions of childhood sexual and physical abuse, suicidal ideation, and the loss of a child.* We’re so excited for you to hear our Scars and Lemonade conversation with transformational speaker, author, consultant, survivor, and mother Fatima C. Oliver. This woman has truly led at least 9 lives! We talk with Fatima about her childhood, her parenting, mental health, and her career. Not to put too fine of a point on it but her journey has been full of scars and lemonade and we are so grateful that she chose to share her story with us. We talk about shame around mental health, the importance of expressing a spectrum of emotions and gifting yourself with the permission to feel whatever it is that you feel. We also discuss parenting kids using what we liked about how we were raised and what we want to do differently. Fatima shares how she reconciles her past with her present and who she wants to be in her future. She also shares the process that she uses in her own life to recognize, examine, and release hurt. Come for the conversation and insight into Fatima’s resilience and optimism, stay for the laughter and games! Please share this episode with your friends, your family, your local librarians, your mail carrier, everyone you meet! While you’re sharing, please feel free to get in touch to let us know what resilience and optimism look like for you in your day-to-day life. Fatima’s website: fatimac.com Follow Scars and Lemonade on Instagram: @scarsandlemonade Check out the podcast website: www.scarsandlemonade.com Email us: scarsandlemonade@gmail.com Scars and Lemonade music by: Evan Dysart (Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp)
Nov 22, 202201:01:16
Stronger Than You Know with Myrna Scales

Stronger Than You Know with Myrna Scales

This week on Scars and Lemonade, Patrick and Abi sit down with Myrna Scales, a source of mental health and wellness support for mothers with chronically ill children and/or children with special needs. Myrna is a mother of two children, one of whom was diagnosed with Wilms’ tumor as a baby. Myrna shares her parenting journey from receiving her child’s diagnosis throughout his treatment and into the present moment. She is generous with her candor and reminds us that even when you don’t think you have it in you to make it through an incredibly difficult situation, you are more capable and resilient than you know. She provides mental health management tips for people parenting children with a chronic illness that frankly are helpful for everyone, including encouraging us to learn about our own personalities so that we can learn what coping strategies work for each of us. We talk about boundaries, staying present, and how to share difficult news with loved ones. And of course, we wrap our conversation with a game (name, tbd). Patrick and Abi share their takeaways from their conversation with Myrna and would love for you to do the same. Get in touch through Instagram, email, or the Scars and Lemonade website! Remember to share this episode with anyone you think would benefit from the conversation. And get in touch to let us know what resilience and optimism look like in your own life. Myrna's website: myrnascales.com Myrna Scales YouTube Channel Follow Scars and Lemonade on Instagram: @scarsandlemonade Check out the podcast website: www.scarsandlemonade.com Email us: scarsandlemonade@gmail.com Scars and Lemonade music by: Evan Dysart (Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp)
Nov 08, 202259:03
Jane of All Trades with Sarah Simpson

Jane of All Trades with Sarah Simpson

We’re back with another glass of Scars and Lemonade! Ew, that didn’t come out quite right. Our first guest episode is here and we could not be more excited for you to hear this conversation. Sarah Simpson is a globetrotter, Jane of all trades, one of Abi’s resiliency heroes and close friends, and a 5-time cancer survivor. Listen in as Sarah shares her scars to lemonade story with us, including what it’s like to go through the “mother of all surgeries” for a rare form of cancer (pseudomyxoma peritonei) while creating goals and learning new skills to fill her optimism reserves along the way. Sarah shares words of advice for acknowledging tough times while emphasizing joy, gaining comfort in having tough conversations, and what kind of self-care activities, teachings, and practices she’s picked up along the way. While the type of cancer that Sarah has survived is rare, her life journey is highly relatable. It will be hard to walk away without finding something to add to your own resiliency and optimism toolkits. Oh, and there are games! And the games have multiple names because we want you to help us choose which ones to use going forward. So, head on over to our Instagram or send us an email to let us know what we should name our word game and our name that pop culture content game. Please share this episode with your friends, family, coworkers, everyone! And get in touch to let us know what resilience and optimism look like in your own life. Follow Scars and Lemonade on Instagram: @scarsandlemonade Check out the podcast website: www.scarsandlemonade.com Email us: scarsandlemonade@gmail.com Scars and Lemonade music by Evan Dysart (Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp)
Oct 25, 202252:46
A Fresh Squeeze

A Fresh Squeeze

It's Episode 0 time! In this pilot episode of Scars and Lemonade, you'll learn more about the who and the why behind the podcast. You'll meet hosts Pat & Abi as they talk about how they came up with the name Scars and Lemonade, what led them to teaming up to tackle such big topics like resilience and optimism, and they'll answer some of the questions they'll be asking their guests throughout this inaugural season. Oh, and there will be more Chumbawamba references than anyone expected, including Pat & Abi. Enjoy this episode and then share it with everyone you know! Follow Scars and Lemonade on Instagram: @scarsandlemonade Check out the podcast website: www.scarsandlemonade.com Scars and Lemonade music by: Evan Dysart (Dysaart on Spotify and Bandcamp)
Oct 11, 202224:43
Welcome to Scars and Lemonade

Welcome to Scars and Lemonade

Welcome to Scars and Lemonade, a fun new podcast about resilience and optimism with a squeeze of fun and games sprinkled throughout. Everything else you need to know is in the trailer so give it a listen!
Sep 27, 202202:00