Not Terrible Podcast

The Not Terrible Podcast is a field guide for the hopeless optimist in all of us.

About the show

The Not Terrible Podcast is two friends who have been through the wringer, learned some tough lessons, and kept going. Jess Hooker and Mary Graham share stories, advice, lessons, and hope each week as they try to find humor in the hard, learn from their mistakes, and create a better life for themselves and those they love.

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Episodes

  • #25: Enneagram Wrap-up & Resources (with a little Not Terrible Business Chat)

    October 29th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  49 mins 1 sec

    On this episode, Jess and Mary wrap up the Enneagram series by discussing resources for next steps and more learning. They share Enneagram books, podcasts, social media, websites, artists, conferences, and more. If you want to know more about the Enneagram and don't know where to start, this episode is for you.

    For show notes and podcast extras, visit www.notterriblepodcast.com

  • #24: Our Journeys with the Enneagram

    October 22nd, 2018  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 1 min

    In this episode, Jess and Mary continue their discussing of the Enneagram and what they have learned through the book club selection, The Road Back to You. They're diving into their individual numbers and how those numbers apply to friendships, families, careers, and romantic relationships.

    For show notes and podcast extras, visit www.notterriblepodcast.com

  • #23: The Road Back to You book club discussion with Enneagram Coach Laura Dingman

    October 15th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 4 mins

    On this episode of Not Terrible, we discuss our book club selection, The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron & Suzanne Stabile. Enneagram coach and author, Laura Dingman joins us to talk about the book, what the numbers mean, and how we can apply it to our lives.

    For show notes & podcast extras visit: www.notterriblepodcast.com

  • #22: Finding Beauty in the Ordinary with Shannan Martin

    October 8th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  43 mins 32 secs

    On today's episode, we’re talking with author Shannan Martin about her new book, The Ministry of Ordinary Places: Waking up to God’s Goodness Around You which releases October 9th. Shannan has a unique story about giving up on her idea of the American Dream to live in a community surrounded by brokenness and uncertainty. We’ll discuss what it means to be a good neighbor, how Shannan is choosing to find beauty in the everyday, and how she’s discovering what truly matters in life.

    For show notes and podcast extras, visit www.notterriblepodcast.com

  • #21: Living as a Highly Sensitive Person

    October 1st, 2018  |  Season 3  |  55 mins 12 secs

    On this episode we're talking about Highly Sensitive Persons. Highly Sensitive Persons have a finely-tuned nervous systems that make them acutely aware of physical and emotional stimulation. Researchers estimate 20% of the population is highly sensitive. Mary and Jess share their positive and negative experiences as HSPs.

    For show notes and podcast extras, visit www.notterriblepodcast.com

  • #20: Sex and Money with Cherie & Brian Lowe

    September 24th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  41 mins 29 secs

    On this episode of Not Terrible, Jess and Mary talk to authors, Cherie and Brian Lowe, about their latest book, "Your Money, Your Marriage". The Lowes share their secrets to smart finance, spicy romance, and what it takes to maintain both.

    Show notes & podcast extras: www.notterriblepodcast.com

  • #19: Money, Money, Money, Money

    September 17th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  46 mins 26 secs

    We're back, baby! And we're talking money on the first episode of season three. We'll share what we learned as children, how we spend money today and what we hope to teach our kids about finances.

    Show notes & podcast extras: www.notterriblepodcast.com

  • #18: Season 2 Wrap-Up

    August 20th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  51 mins 39 secs

    Mary and Jess wrap-up season two with listener questions and comments. The share their excitement for the new studio/office space and whats to come in season three of Not Terrible.

  • #17: Mind/Body Connection

    August 13th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  51 mins 43 secs

    Today, we're learning about the mind body connection and how it relates to trauma. We discuss our stories and how honesty in our experiences is the only way to begin the healing.

  • #16: Jess Asks & Mary Tries to Answer

    August 6th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 8 mins

    This episode is unscripted and unplanned. Jess has some questions she needs answered, and Mary does her best to respond. Jess and Mary come from two very different faith backgrounds, and Jess needs some clarification on Jesus.

  • #15: Parenting Now & Then

    July 30th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 8 mins
    counseling, family, friends, mental health, reaching out, self help, therapy

    Today we're discussing parenting. How we were parented, how we parent our own children and bridging the gap in between. We'll share some tinder moments and a few funny stories that left us wondering why our parents didn't send us to boarding school.

  • #14: Adult Friends

    July 23rd, 2018  |  Season 2  |  46 mins 43 secs
    counseling, family, friends, mental health, reaching out, self help, therapy

    Today we are diving into the world of adult friends. How to make them, how to maintain them and when to let friends go. We'll talk about challenges of creating new friendships in a world that seems too busy for friends.

  • #13: Addiction & How We Can Help

    July 16th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  56 mins 13 secs

    Today, we are talking about addiction and how to do life in the context of this horrible disease. We'll explore the generational effects of addiction and how to support those living in the chaos it creates.

  • #12: Mary's Story

    July 9th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  47 mins 40 secs

    Today, we're hearing from Mary as she tells us about a major struggle in her marriage, how it all fell apart and the work being done to put it back together. We'll address addiction in families and begin to unearth the cycle that so many of us are caught in.

  • #11: What's A Good Therapist?

    July 2nd, 2018  |  Season 2  |  38 mins 5 secs
    addiction, anxiety, depression, friends, healing, helpless, hopeless, mental health, not terrible, optimist, personal experience, self-help, spirituality, therapy

    On this episode, we discuss the stigma of saying you need counseling, how to find a therapist and what a good one looks like. We'll talk about how to get help for ourselves and the ones we love.

  • #10: Catching Up With Jess

    June 25th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  33 mins 8 secs
    addiction, anxiety, depression, friends, healing, helpless, hopeless, mental health, not terrible, optimist, personal experience, self-help, spirituality, therapy

    In episode 2 of Not Terrible, we are catching up with Jess and finding out where she is in her healing journey. We'll explore what made her abruptly stop the podcast and why now feels like a good time to begin again.