Season 1

Feb. 14, 2022

The Truth about Finances & Divorce, plus what you need to know BEFORE…

Bonus episode 39: Happy Valentine's Day! It may be “The Day of Love” but for some, it is another day in their divorce journey. Studies show that divorce spikes between January and March, and we are smack dab in the …

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Jan. 19, 2022

I'm unhealthy but, I'm ok, & other Lies we tell ourselves, with Emily…

Episode 38: BONUS Lose weight. Eat healthier. Workout. Have you made a resolution to do any of these this year? According to a 2019 survey by YouGovAmerica ( ), 48% of the people who made New Year’s res...

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Nov. 25, 2021

BONUS: Wisdom in the Finale, Part 3

BONUS: Episode 37. As a thank you to you, Linda has compiled answers to the finale questions from her last six guests to create this bonus episode, "Wisdom in the Finale, Part 3.” Listen to the brilliance of Tamara MacDuff, …

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Nov. 10, 2021

Do we still need to "win friends & influence people?" with Michelle W…

Episode 36. How to Win Friends and Influence People is a book that was written in 1936. It is touted by many as the original self-help book. Michelle Wescott joins Linda once again as they discuss the principles of this …

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Nov. 3, 2021

The Black & White of It... continues, with Michelle Wescott

Episode 35. Michelle Wescott is back, offering her perspective as a black woman as Linda offers her perspective as a white woman. Michelle shares a story of an incident that led her wife to question whether they should move o...

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Oct. 27, 2021

Flushing Out the Lies of the Auto Repair Industry, with Heather & Ben…

Episode 34. What do you get when you cross two theater majors with an automotive repair shop? A whole lot of entertaining auto information! Linda’s guests, Ben and Heather Lee, are not only married but they are co-owners of S...

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Oct. 20, 2021

A Journey of Healing, with Dellenna Harper

Episode 33. Dellenna Harper is currently a Licensed Master Social Worker whose passion is advocating for and working with formerly incarcerated women who struggle with mental health, substance abuse, and trauma. This passi...

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Oct. 13, 2021

The Truth about Gap Years, with Laurel Nelson & Rock Castor

Episode 32. Do you believe that you HAVE to go to college in order to be successful? Linda's guests, Rock Castor and Laurel Nelson, questioned that belief especially because they both benefited from "gap years" of their o...

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Oct. 6, 2021

Lies of Addiction, with Tamara MacDuff

Episode 31. "Stand on your mess, not in it," is the message Tamara MacDuff endorses since losing her daughter, Emily, to an overdose 3 years ago. Tamara shares Emily's story and their family's journey through grief to offer ...

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Sept. 29, 2021

Wisdom in the Finale, Part 2

Episode 30. At the end of each episode, Linda asks her guests to complete 4 sentences: "The most important thing I learned or best piece of advice I received when I was younger is…" "One lie that I wish I …

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Sept. 22, 2021

Get Comfortable Talking Politics?! with Andrew Biernat

Episode 29. Dr. Darren Morton says, "If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you." Linda is challenged when it comes to talking about certain topics, politics is one. In this conversation, Linda invites Andrew Bier...

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Sept. 8, 2021

Unpacking Travel Truths, with Rita Perez

Episode 28. What's the difference between a travel agent and a travel advisor? Is it safe to go on a cruise now? Rita M. Perez, founder of RitaVentures, runs a travel agency that specializes in cruise ship retreats. She answe...

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Sept. 1, 2021

Coaching Kids & Creating Leaders, Leadership Lessons with Coach Jim J…

Episode 27. Coach Jim Johnson spent over 28 years inspiring and leading one of the toughest audiences, our youth. His experience developing winning high-school basketball teams, including 428 career victories, sets the stage...

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Aug. 25, 2021

Lies of Work/Life Balance, with Lindsay White

Episode 26. How do you feel about the term work/life balance? If you're like Linda, you are not a fan. Lindsay White offers a different perspective she calls work & life blend. Join the conversation and see if this reso...

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Aug. 18, 2021

College Professor to Academic Rebel & Entrepreneur, with Ashley Fico

Episode 25. Ashley Fico's quest to break down stereotypes and lies in the world of academia led her to create the hashtag, #academicrebel. Ashley’s journey toward living life authentically gave her the freedom to write, whic...

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Aug. 11, 2021

Raised in the Lies of a White Supremacy Culture

Episode 24. We are all born into this society, however, we aren't born into a society that is equal for all. According to Dr. Tema Okun, we are born into a white supremacy culture. In this episode, Linda shares the …

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Aug. 4, 2021

Exploring the Lies of Faith, with Rev. Dr. Stephanie Sauvé

Episode 23. Linda welcomes back Rev. Dr. Stephanie Sauvé, her guest from Episode 19, Turning our Fear into Faith. The two continue their conversation as Linda shares her questions and struggles with faith, religion and Chri...

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July 28, 2021

Happiness & Meaning Beyond the Lies, with Lisa Caprelli

Episode 22. Lisa Caprelli is a speaker, songwriter and an award-winning author of the book series, Unicorn Jazz.™ Lisa is the producer and director of Unicorn Jazz Presents The Thing I Do , which is a show on Amazon TV, …

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July 21, 2021

Lies Meet Reality, with David Battaglia

Episode 21. Linda talks with David Battaglia, host of the Perception is Reality podcast. David lives in Texas and spends much of his time trying to help people combat common misconceptions. He is often perplexed as to why peo...

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July 14, 2021

The Black & White of It, July Edition, with Michelle Wescott

Episode 20. Continued conversations with Michelle Wescott offering her perspective as a black woman and Linda's perspective as a white woman. Linda begins by asking Michelle a question regarding fashion which then turns int...

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July 7, 2021

Turning Your Fear into Faith, with Rev. Dr. Stephanie Sauvé

Episode 19. Do you ever shy away from the topic of faith or religion for fear of creating conflict? Are you afraid of asking questions because you don't want to be seen as someone who questions the authority of the …

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June 30, 2021

"I'm Fine" and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves, with Kristi Mitchell

Episode 18. Kristi Mitchell has begun uncovering the cause of her annoying symptoms, even when conventional medicine could not. Together, Kristi and Linda talk about the importance of listening to our bodies and our instin...

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June 23, 2021

Wisdom in the Finale

Episode 17. At the end of each guest's episode, Linda asks them to complete 4 sentences. Listeners have responded to the brilliance and insight of the guests so this episode is a compilation of all of their answers. You will...

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June 16, 2021

The Black & White of It, June edition, with Michelle Wescott

Episode 16. Michelle Wescott, once again, joins Linda to discuss topics from Linda's perspective as a white woman and Michelle's perspective as a black woman. Listen as Michelle and Linda discuss how they relate to the term ...

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June 9, 2021

Celebrating 3 months of Normal Lies!

Episode 15. In celebration of this milestone, this is the replay of the Normal Lies Podcast Party that took place on Facebook live on March 10, 2021. Linda's friend and colleague, Ileana Ferreras, joins her to discuss how a...

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June 2, 2021

Uncovering Business Lies & a "Secret Sauce" for Success, with Ben Alb…

Episode 14. My conversation with Ben Albert brought about AHA moments for both of us when it comes to a topic that most of us would rather not talk about, vulnerability. Ben also talks about a lie he's come to …

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May 26, 2021

Recovering from Lies, with Jennifer Cave

Episode 13. Jennifer Cave is a wife, mom to an adorable little boy and an entrepreneur. She is also a recovering addict. What are the lies Jennifer is recovering from and why does she feel compelled to share her story …

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May 19, 2021

The Black & White of It continues, with Michelle Wescott

Episode 12. This is part 2 of my conversation with my friend, Michelle Wescott, an instructional design director at Cornell University. We talk about how society’s values have influenced the conversation around black lives m...

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May 12, 2021

The Black & White of It, with Michelle Wescott

Episode 11- Michelle Wescott and I have an open and frank conversation from my perspective as a white woman and Michelle’s perspective as a black woman. You may remember Michelle from Episode 7 where she talked about her coa...

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May 5, 2021

Happy(?) Mother's Day!

Episode 10- “There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” ~Jill Churchill How do you feel about Mother's Day? Is it filled with joy and gratitude? Or do the happy mother-laden …

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April 28, 2021

How to Change Your Life For Good, with the Wisdom of Tree Stumps

Episode 9- What do tree stumps (and butterflies) have to do with changing your life? Linda explains how a couple of stumps offered insight in how to not only make changes but make change last. She also tells us why …

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April 21, 2021

Understanding & Healing Trauma with Ileana Ferreras

Episode 8- Ileana Ferreras is a trauma-sensitive coach who is also NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) certified and an ICF credentialed Professional Certified Coach. Ileana talks about how her experience of suffering 5 loss...

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April 14, 2021

Behind the Scenes with Michelle Wescott

Episode 7- Michelle Wescott thought that “driving and striving” to get more degrees was what kept her from living under a bridge, until she started coaching. Michelle talks about why she chose to coach with Linda and the impa...

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April 7, 2021

Episode 6- White Lies of Racism-Part 2, with Kathy Castania

This conversation picks up where we left off in episode 5. Kathy explains why we shouldn't use the term, "tribe" unless we're a native American, that meritocracy is a lie and what has the power to end racism. Get ready …

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March 31, 2021

Episode 5- White Lies of Racism with guest, Kathy Castania-Part 1

Get ready to have your current beliefs about race and racism challenged. In part one of this two part conversation, Linda's guest is Kathy Castania. In this episode, Kathy shares how some policies meant to help people of col...

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March 24, 2021

Episode 4- Cracking the Myths of Job Search and Careers with the Care…

In this episode, Hannah Morgan, job search strategist and founder of, shares how the old truths about job search and careers are no longer valid in the current work climate. Hannah not only relates helpf...

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March 17, 2021

Episode 3- "Momming," Shaming & Vulnerability Hangovers with Amanda H…

Linda's special guest is Amanda Harrington, a wife, a mom to a two and a half year old son, who somehow finds time to lead a product strategy team as a senior product manager at an international tech company. Linda …

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March 10, 2021

Normal Lies- Trailer

This is a brief overview of the Normal Lies podcast with host, Professional Certified Coach, Linda Heeler.

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March 10, 2021

Episode 2- What's wrong with me?

Have you ever felt like you just don't fit in, like there's something wrong with you? That's exactly how Linda Heeler felt not only as a child but the majority of her life. Even though she had it all, a …

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March 10, 2021

Episode 1- What are "Normal Lies?" & 10 Principles to Break up Yours

In this episode, you will come away understanding exactly what "normal lies" are and the harm they cause us. We also delve into 10 principles that have consistently come up in my work over the years. From, #1- It’s all …

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