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193. Foster Parent, Lawyer, and Writer

My guest today is Debbie Ausburn, who says that she makes a living as a lawyer but what she does with her life is, as she puts is, “take care of other people’s children.” In fact, children, and especially at-risk children, are the focuses of many aspects of her life—as a foster parent and a stepmother, but also as a now former federal prosecutor of child abuse and violent crimes. The circle was of love and care got created recently as she and her husband found themselves raising the child of one of her former foster children. Debbie published a book a couple of years ago called Raising Other People’s Children, and we talk about it and her extraordinary volunteering.
Debbie’s Website

Debbie’s Blog

Debbie’s Book

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171. Nutritious Love

My guest today is Nancy Perpall, who is a former nurse as well as a former attorney who used to practice family law. She saw a lot of people from broad and diverse backgrounds experience the same despair when going through divorce. Last year she published a novel with characters looking for a life partner. Now she’s turned to non-fiction, and will soon be releasing her new book, The Malnourished Marriage: 5 Essential Emotional Nutrients for a Healthy Relationship. The book is not full of dull text and statistics: it is practical advice for those who want to know how to get the love and connection back that they once felt with their life partner. This is “Nutritious Love,” episode 171 of the podcast. Please listen.

Nancy’s Website

Nancy’s Novel

It’s Not About the Nail