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Sep 26 2019

CTLP Episode 135- Thriving Amidst Ongoing Stress with Bekah Eaker

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Show Notes-

Today on Cultivating the Lovely, MacKenzie chats with radio host Bekah Eaker of Way-FM’s popular The Wally Show. Bekah’s husband has had severe health complications for a few years, and she and MacKenzie go deep with how they deal with prolonged stress. This episode is full of insight and encouragement both for people in similar situations and anyone who knows someone who could use support.

  • How Bekah and MacKenzie handle having to keep showing up for a public platform while in ongoing stress
  • Learning to do what has to be done in order to move forward
  • The importance of therapy or counseling for help to cope and to have an outside person to talk to
  • Ways Bekah takes care of herself on a daily basis while also being her husband’s caretaker
  • Bekah’s challenges amidst a changing relationship with her husband due to his health issues
  • How the Enneagram has helped MacKenzie deal with stress in relationships better
  • Building community in order to give and get the support we all need
  • Bekah and MacKenzie’s love of the Marco Polo app for building friendships
  • Planning and looking to the future when life is full of uncertainty
  • Trusting God and wrestling with Him in the middle of really difficult circumstances
  • Supporting a friend who is going through a hard time by just agreeing that it is really tough
  • A typical day in Bekah’s life as a morning radio show host

Current Lovelies-

Bekah: doing whatever she can to build community

MacKenzie: getting involved with her daughter’s school functions

Resources Mentioned-


Waiting for Tom Hanks


Jason Gray “Not Right Now”


Morning Glory

Find Bekah-

You can find Bekah on Instagram and Twitter. You can also listen to her on The Wally Show.

Find MacKenzie-

You can find MacKenzie Koppa on InstagramFacebook, and the CTL Facebook Group, of course! You can also listen to her family-friendly podcast The Same Page!

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