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ARDL 307: What We‘re Loving – Fall 2021

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LovingFall2021.jpgAs we approach December, we know many of you are looking for ideas for Christmas presents for friends and family. We don’t know how inspirational this practical list will be, but here’s what we’re loving right now…. 

Mentioned in the episode: 

– Inexpensive ring light

Dr. Easy Elephant ear Wash Kit

– Caffeinated carbonated water (Bubbly, Aha)

– Bai and Bai Boost drinks

– Plastic bins and drawer organizers

Space saving flatware and knife organizers

– Facebook Mobile Business Suite

Home Chef (This link is Kristi’s affiliate link for $35 off, or use code KRISTIH206. You may find a better deal elsewhere and we’re okay with that!)

 

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ARDL 306: Good Listening

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Are you a good listener? What makes a good listener? How do we help each other learn to communicate better? 

 

Referenced in this episode: 

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ARDL 305: Failure

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What does it mean to fail? What would happen if we redefined failure? 

In this episode we mention: 

The Great British Bake-Off

(In the US, watch the show on Netflix)

– American Ninja Warrior

– Jon Acuff and goal setting

– Previous episode: Simplifying Suppertime with Kimberly Duffy

– Previous episode: Goals with Regina Jennings

– Previous episode: Beginnings

– Her Novel Collective and the It’s a Wonderful Christmas novella collection

 

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ARDL 304: Mental Health with Dr. Natalie Ford

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A huge welcome to our first Season 3 guest, Dr. Natalie Ford! 

Mental health is such an important part of our overall wellbeing but the way it’s been handled and viewed has changed a lot in the past thirty years. Join us as we discuss those changes, our own personal journeys, and resources you can use to improve your own mental health. 

Referenced in this episode: 

Amen Clinic

NAMI

TI Lowe, Under the Magnolias

Sleep (ARDL episode)

 

Find Dr. Natalie Ford: 

Website – tearstojoy.org

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

 

 

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ARDL 303: Conflicting Opinions

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Conflicting OpinionsIn this episode, Kristi and Lindsey talk about politics! Well. Sort of. What we are actually discussing is the fact that people can actually hold two (or more) different opinions, emotions, ideals, and have them be in conflict with each other. 

The conversation starts because of the difficult scenario the heroine in Elizabeth Camden’s A Gilded Lady finds herself in, torn between loyalty to her country and her job and love for and belief in her brother. 

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ARDL 302: Cancel Culture

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Cancel Culture (n): the practice or tendency of engaging in mass canceling as a way of expressing disapproval and exerting social pressure (credit: Merriam-Webster)

After considering a social media discussion about Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain along with an article in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette (linked) Kristi and Lindsey discuss the repercussions of “Cancel Culture”, especially when things are taken out of context. We also discuss the difference between banning books and banning people. 

 

Referenced in the episode: 

– Jane Austen novels

Carlos Whitaker (@loswhit on Instagram)

– Morgan Wallen

– Feel the Beat (Netflix)

– Banned book list

 

Remember that one mistake does not define you and that cancelling others denies you the chance to grow by learning from someone who thinks differently and someone else the opportunity for redemption. 

* Please note that we are discussing general social interactions in this episode. There is definitely a line beyond which certain actions/words are not okay. 

 

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ARDL 301: Authenticity

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Episode 301: Authenticity

Welcome to Season 3! 

We are so happy to have you joining us as we embark on our third year with A Rough Draft Life. Our listening family means a lot to us and we’re glad to be back in your ears. 

Lindsey and Kristi spent a great deal of time over the past few months discussing how to make A Rough Draft Life the best it could be. There’s going to be a few changes around here but they are going to be for the better! 

A Rough Draft Life will now be a bi-weekly podcast dropping on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month. If there’s a 5th Monday, Kristi and Lindsey will share about a few things they are just loving in life. 

On the 2nd and 4th Mondays, special bonus episodes will drop for all of our special patrons over at Patreon! Story Time with Kristi will share a Bible story you’re probably a little familiar with but maybe never knew the extra zany details for. In Not Your Grandma’s Christian Fiction, Lindsey talks about books you might not have realized existed within Christian Fiction or some general market books with a surprising amount of faith content. 

Sign up for our Patreon here. 

 

Our lives have changed over the course of the summer. Lindsey’s back teaching and Kristi is exploring new adventures in the writing world! We’ll likely share more about those changes as the season goes. 

Referenced back episode: Inside Publishing with Teresa Tysinger

 

Today’s discussion about authenticity is inspired by a passage in Michael Crichton’s book Timeline. (It’s also a movie.)

In the podcast we discuss: 

– why we feel betrayed by social media influencers but not TV advertisers

Under the Influence podcast (language warning)

– how the desire for authenticity effects our relationships and how we can more realistically align our expectations for our different connections

– the way the pandemic has shown us that our close circle is possibly smaller than we initially thought

 

Some final take-aways: 

– A relationship can be authentic without being fully deep and intimate.

– Authenticity is not the same as transparency. 

– Placing our relationships where they actually fit helps us feel more settled in life. 

 

 

Credits: 

Podcast hosts: Lindsey P Brackett and Kristi Ann Hunter

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ARDL Season 2 Closing and What We’re Loving

 

As we bring Season 2 to a close, we wanted to share with you a few things we’re loving these days and give you a way to provide a little feedback as we prepare for Season 3. 

Links Mentioned

Be sure to follow us on our socials @aroughdraftlife on Instagram and Facebook as we take a summer break.

For show notes, virtual party info, and more visit aroughdraftlife.com

As always, find us each @lindseypbrackett and @kristiannhunter on Instagram or Facebook. Find out more about Lindsey’s and Kristi’s books on their websites,  lindseypbrackett.com and kristiannhunter.com.

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ARDL May Bonus: Inside Publishing with Teresa Tysinger

 

Thinking about becoming an author and need an overview of the publishing paths? Curious as to how that book went from idea to entertainment? 

Kristi and Lindsey sit down with Teresa Tysinger to talk the pros, cons, similarities, and differences between independent publishing, small press, and large houses. And yes, we’ll define those terms for you as well. 

Join us as we answer one of our most asked questions: How did you get published? 

Meet Teresa Tysinger

Teresa Tysinger is an author of Southern contemporary romance inspired by grace. She writes on the fringes of being a wife, mom, and full-time communications professional. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, the Association for Women in Communications, and the Religion Communicators Council. She’s an introverted Enneagram 4 (if you know, you know) and loves coffee, traveling, and almost every genre of music. Born in Hawaii, raised in Florida, and educated in North Carolina, she now resides in Texas with her husband, daughter, and dog.

Someone Found

Life’s detours can be the most important steps we’re meant to make. Injured and stranded, hiker Quinn McAlister is stuck recovering in Laurel Cove, North Carolina. The quiet mountain town and its polite residents are a far cry from the stifling home and painful disappointments back in Maine. When her handsome rescuer offers her a place to stay, she’s faced with coming to terms with her past and putting faith, for once, in a hopeful future. Camp director Eli Moreland has devoted his adult life to serving others. The summer takes an unexpected turn when the beautiful hiker staying in one of the cabins sparks a deep desire for more. Giving her advice about faith comes easy. What’s hard is deciding if he’s ready to reopen his heart to love. Being lost is worth the pain when being found is so sweet.

Connect with Teresa on Facebook and Instagram, or follow her for great book deals on Bookbub.

About Kristi & Lindsey

Be sure to follow us on our socials @aroughdraftlife on Instagram and Facebook as we edit our life with you–and publish more books!

For show notes, virtual party info, and more visit aroughdraftlife.com

As always, find us each @lindseypbrackett and @kristiannhunter on Instagram or Facebook. Find out more about Lindsey’s and Kristi’s books on their websites,  lindseypbrackett.com and kristiannhunter.com.

If you enjoy A Rough Draft Life please share with a friend and/or leave a review.