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A podcast for women (and men) who are facing an unexpected divorce or other unexpected event and have overcome it.

May 20, 2019

Episode 11: Interview with Regina Gulbinas Part 2

This is an episode which discusses domestic violence. If you are triggered by this, you may wish to skip this episode. Domestic violence can happen to anyone. No body deserves to be physically, emotionally or psychologically abused. That's why it is so important to pay attention to early indicators of this type of behavior. 

This is the second part of the interview with business woman Regina Gulbinas. In this part of the interview, Regina discusses the early red flags that her ex husband exhibited. She goes into more detail about why ignoring those early signs led her into a marriage in which there was domestic violence. She shares her story of what finally led her to leave her marriage and the battle she had to undertake in order to prevent her husband from leaving the country with their two children.

If you are a victim of domestic violence, there is help for you by going to the Domestic Violence website. You can also call 1-800-799-7233 if you are in the US.

How to contact Regina: regina@elevateforth.com

Where to find me:

Facebook group: Overcomer with Christal

Website: It's Never too Late to Try

Instagram: I_am_Christal_Hall

E-mail: mschristal.hall@gmail.com


May 13, 2019

Episode 10: Interview with Regina Gulbinas (Part 1)

Regina Gulbinas is my first interview for the Overcomer podcast. Regina is a successful businesswoman who helps turn around and reorganize companies. She has managed to turnaround over 100 companies in the past 17 years. Regina discusses her marriage and the early signs that her ex-husband displayed that were signals of later abuse. Regina managed to find the strength and courage to leave her abusive marriage. This is the first part of the interview.

If you have any questions or comments for Regina, you can contact her at regina@elevateforth.com

Where to find me:

Facebook group: Overcomer with Christal

Website: It's Never too Late to Try

Instagram: I_am_Christal_Hall

E-mail: mschristal.hall@gmail.com

May 11, 2019

Episode 9: Mother’s Day

Mother's Day may be difficult for some if this is the first (or second or third) one you are spending without your husband. For me, this is my second Mother's Day that I'm spending on my own. I share thoughts about this holiday when I was with my ex-husband and the plans I've made for this year's. My bottom line is do self-care in the way you need to do it for yourself. 

Also, I'm moving my podcast to dropping on Mondays, which I explain in this episode as well. 

Thank you for listening and please be sure to leave me feedback and share with anyone who you think might find this helpful. 

Where to find me:

Facebook group: Overcomer with Christal

Website: It's Never too Late to Try

Instagram: I_am_Christal_Hall

E-mail: mschristal.hall@gmail.com


May 5, 2019

Episode 8: Decisions

Episode 8 covers decisions I had to make as I worked through the end of the marriage. The first decision I discuss is what I did after the ex said that we were done. I discuss turning to websites that cover reconciliation in the face of infidelity and why it was one that I eventually turned away from. Then I discuss my second decision in which I finally asked him to leave.

Please let me know how I'm doing. I would love feedback! Also, are there topics you want me to cover? Please e-mail me at mschristal.hall@gmail.com if there is something you want me to cover. Leave feedback wherever you listen to me!

Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm by Thich Nhat Hahn

Where to find me!

Facebook Group: Overcomer with Christal

Website: It's Never Too Late to Try

Instagram: I_am_Christal_Hall


April 28, 2019

Episode 7: Overcoming Challenges

In today's episode, I share my tips on overcoming challenges that you are facing. The first part is dealing with getting through the early days after the bombdrop. It is easy to obsess over what the other person is doing, so I had to develop tools in order to focus on getting myself back on track. I then describe my current challenges and what I'm doing in order to overcome them.

Please leave me feedback! Let me know what you think so far! Also what are some topics you would like to see covered.

Remember to find me on the following places:

Facebook group: Overcomer: Living a Full Life After

Instagram handle: I_am_Christal_Hall

Blog: It's Never Too Late to Try

April 20, 2019

Episode 6: Trauma

In Episode 6, I explore why abandonment creates trauma for the person experiencing it. I also discuss trauma bonding and why going no contact or gray rock is important in the healing process. I share my own experience with trauma and trauma bonding. 


Runaway Husbands: The Abandoned Wife's Guide to Recovery and Renewal

Trauma Bonding 

Going Gray Rock after Abuse

Days Since IPhone App

Facebook Group: Overcomer with Christal

It's Never Too Late To Try (blog)

E-mail: mschristal.hall@gmail.com and Instagram: i_am_Christal_Hall

April 13, 2019

Episode 5: Eight Tips to Follow After the Bomb Drop

You can be in a complete fog after the bomb drop. This podcast has 8 practical recommendations to follow right now to help you move through the process. The one thing I learned through all of this is that the more I took control of what was happening, the more I felt and became empowered. 

Make sure to join my group Overcomer with Christal 

Find me on Instagram at I_am_Christal_Hall

Read my blog It's Never too Late to Try

Send me your comments or requests at mschristal.hall@gmail.com.  


April 6, 2019

Episode 4: What’s an Overcomer?

This episode provides an overview on how I came up with the name "Overcomer." It also discusses the Runaway Husbands group and why I shared the post that I did in the previous podcast and why I won't share other posts. Finally, I close with how I'm rediscovering myself in this journey as I overcome my (completely) unexpected and unwanted divorce.

"Sometimes surrender means giving up trying to understand, and becoming comfortable with not knowing." ~ Eckart Tolle

Read my blog at It's Never too Late to Try

Join us on Facebook: Overcomers with Christal

Find me on Instagram @i_am_christal_hall

E-mail me @ mschristal.hall@gmail.com

Note: The issues discussed in this podcast are adult issues. While I try to keep it clean, there may be occasional use of profanity. 

April 2, 2019

Special Episode 1 - Celebration!

Listen to today's special episode celebrating the first 100 downloads since launching this podcast just three days ago!

My e-mail address is mschristal.hall@gmail for comments, suggestions, or questions.

My blog address is It's Never too Late to Try

Facebook group: Overcomer with Christal

March 31, 2019

Episode 3: Don’t Judge

I discuss a post in one of the divorce groups that I belong to that was full of judgment. It seemed to place blame on the women in the group for not doing enough to save their marriage. I also share another post from Facebook by a man who experienced infidelity who believes as I do that infidelity is not our fault. 

Feel free to e-mail me at mschristal.hall@gmail.com for your comments and suggestions. 

Visit my blog at It's Never too Late to Try and find me on Instagram at I_am_Christal_Hall.  

Please note: There is an instance of profanity towards the end of the podcast.