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  • Season 2 Episode 2 Community November 1, 2019
    In this episode of We Digress, Dave and Deb talk about community and briefly wax nostalgic over small-town life in autumn. Ah, the joys of small-town living… On the one hand, everyone knows everyone else. On the other hand, everyone knows everyone else. Or, as Dave says, we get “all up in each other’s business.” […]
    Deborah L Beddoe
  • Beautiful Boy and Real Life Recovery October 23, 2019
    In this episode of We Digress, Dave and Deb talk about some of their favorite movie portrayals of addiction and recovery and how even the best stories can't show reality. Change takes time. And when someone we love is in the process of change, our response matters. Our patience is a reflection of God's love.  […]
    Deborah L Beddoe
  • Renovations, House Edition October 23, 2019
    Dave and Deb continue their conversation about renovations.  HGTV began broadcasting the year our oldest child was born, and I (Deb) confess, I've been a sucker for it ever since. Chances are, though, you are too. We talk a bit about our favorite shows, our own recent renovation experiences, and "flip culture" and how even […]
    Deborah L Beddoe
  • Season 2 Episode 1 Compassion: relearning and reviving compassion October 15, 2019
    Compassion is a hot topic these days. Who deserves it, should it affect our politics, and what's in it for me… In this episode, Dave and Deb dig into compassion and digress into the Great British Baking Show and Survivor, the longest running American reality show.  Sometimes, we unwittingly view compassion as a means to […]
    Deborah L Beddoe
  • Season 1, Episode 11 Listening Well June 28, 2019
    In this episode, we're talking about listening. From marriage, to recovery groups, to living with teenagers, listening well can be the key to improving relationships– and even healing.   
    Deborah L Beddoe
  • We Digress Episode 4 Beautiful Boy and Real Life Recovery May 24, 2019
    In this episode, Dave and Deb talk about some of their favorite movie portrayals of addiction and recovery. But even the best stories can't fully show reality.  The recovery process takes time. And when someone we love is in the process of change, our response to them matters. Patience is required.
    Deborah L Beddoe
  • We Digress Episode 6 Renovations Home Edition May 24, 2019
    Dave and Deb continue their conversation about renovations.   HGTV began broadcasting the year our oldest child was born, and I (Deb) confess, I've been a sucker for it ever since. Chances are, you are, too.  We talk a bit about our favorite shows, our own recent renovation experiences, and "flip culture" and how even […]
    Deborah L Beddoe
  • We Digress Episode 10 Personality and Addiction May 24, 2019
    In this episode of We Digress, Dave and Deb address the role of personality in addiction. Is there such a thing as an addictive personality? Can your personality change? How can personality assessments like the Enneagram help with addiction recovery? Oh, and what the heck is the Enneagram?  Here are some additional links for the […]
    Deborah L Beddoe
  • The one about generalizations: helpful, harmful, and human May 10, 2019
    In this episode, recorded mid-April (in other words, it's not Deb's birthday anymore), we're talking about generalizations. How labeling people and problems can be both helpful and harmful. We're talking about generations, seasons of life, and of course addiction and recovery.   
    Deborah L Beddoe
  • Renovations: Garden edition April 10, 2019
    In this episode, Dave and Deb tackle the garden and simple truths about being patient with growth.  Growth takes time–even more so when you're talking about recovery from addiction or any other disruptive behavior that wrecks you.    
    Deborah L Beddoe
  • The one about the birthday(s) April 10, 2019
    In this episode of We Digress, Dave and Deb banter about a big birthday, aging, and pop culture. Not a lot of seriousness, but a whole lot of fun.  Referenced in this episode: Emma Nichols writing for the Huffington Post (pardon her French…) This AARP ad campaign This Pew Research study (Which turns out to be […]
    Deborah L Beddoe