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Wannabe Balanced | Mormon Enlightenment | Post LDS

Crystal Escobar

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Wannabe Balanced | Mormon Enlightenment | Post LDS
Wannabe Balanced | Mormon Enlightenment | Post LDS

Wannabe Balanced | Mormon Enlightenment | Post LDS

Crystal Escobar

3
Followers
5
Plays
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About Us

This podcast started out as a self help podcast for moms trying to find balance in motherhood and business but morphed into a documentation of Crystal and Sean Escobar's journey out of the Mormon church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints). The Podcast has been therapeutic on so many levels for its hosts. They vulnerably share their pitfalls and triumphs as they work to deconstruct a lifetime of indoctrination from the LDS church which they exited in the Spring of 2018. Sexual shame, marriage, parenting, science, spirituality, personal development, healing, sex abuse, are some of the topics they focus on.Together, the Escobars founded the Mormon Enlightenment community on Facebook which they started in August of 2018. One year later there was 3500 members. Participating in the community has proven to be the silver lining to an otherwise traumatic experience. Mormon Enlightement is also comprised of an Instagram page, and YouTube channel. They feel passionate about doing their part among many amazing pioneers like John Dehlin, who featured them on Mormon Stories Podcast. Their goal around all of this is to normalize leaving the church, and to make it safe and acceptable for their children to be non-Mormon in a predominantly Mormon world. Crystal and Sean Escobar are down to earth people who grew up in the heart of Mormonism in the Salt Lake Valley. They were married in 2004 and have 4 children. In 2007, they became the youngest millionaires in Isagenix, an international health and wellness company. Having achieved unparalleled success in their industry, they were able to retire at the age of 35. Since 2011 they have divided their time between living half the year in Salt Lake and the other half in Saint George.Crystal’s family is pioneer stock. She served a mission to Germany in 2002. What is curious is that as of 2019, the majority of her side of the family, which is quite large, is out of the Church. Crystal is the founder of the Wannabe Balanced brand, which has presence on all social media platforms, as well as an ongoing podcast, a Blog and periodic Live Events. She is also a published author of the book “My Life as a WannaBeBalanced Mom” and has been featured on many local news media stations.Sean’s parents were both first generation converts. Sean’s family, much smaller in comparison, are all still very active and believing. In February of 2018 Sean published a recording between him and the man who had sexually abused him as a child in 1993. That same year the abuse took place, Sean’s perpetrator was offered employment at BYU and stayed on as a Professor of Film for 6 years immediately thereafter. That man enjoyed a prestigious professional career as an LDS Film maker and was also the Director of the most recent Temple Endowment Videos. Those videos were hastily abandoned by the Church one month prior to the story breaking. The 25 year old abuser story went viral and was featured on the cover of the New York Times. Another victim, a child, came forward and the perpetrator was sentenced to 6 years to life in prison in the summer of 2019. Sean has become a powerful advocate for stoping child sexual abuse by giving victims the courage to come forward.

Latest Episodes

Loving What Is

Everything outside of us is a reflection of our own thinking. So many of us, including myself, are giving our power away. Anytime we allow a negative comment, response, or reaction from others to upset us, we are choosing to believe a STORY, therefore causing our own suffering. Whenever we are suffering, that is our signal to STOP! Take a look at the beliefs we have attached ourselves to and evaluate whether or not those beliefs are useful.

22 MIN19 hours ago
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Loving What Is

Tipsy Truth Talk

EWe had a few drinks and decided to record a podcast. You're welcome!

40 MIN1 weeks ago
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Tipsy Truth Talk

Pornography | PART 2 Sexuality Redefined w/ Natasha Helfer Parker

EHere is part two of our marriage counseling session with Natasha Helfer Parker. We share some of our pitfalls since we've been able to discuss openly about pornography.

73 MIN2 weeks ago
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Pornography | PART 2 Sexuality Redefined w/ Natasha Helfer Parker

Sexuality Redefined w/ Natasha Helfer Parker

EAs we’ve embarked on this spiritual journey outside of organized religion, we’ve encountered quite a few bumps in the road. It’s to be expected as we work to detangle all the cultural beliefs embedded in every aspect of our relationship. We are working through them one by one, and with careful examination deciding what we want to keep and what we want to discard.

73 MIN3 weeks ago
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Sexuality Redefined w/ Natasha Helfer Parker

Molly Mormon to Ex Mormon Morgan and Jared Higdon

My interview with Morgan and Jared Higdon. After years of issues stacking up on Morgan's 'shelf', it suddenly came crashing down. Morgan and her husband Jared (a.k.a. Sister Jensen) started a YouTube channel called, "My Spiritual Life". In their vlogs and humorous skits, they share their perspective and problems during their transition out of the Mormon Church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints).

75 MINSEP 17
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Molly Mormon to Ex Mormon Morgan and Jared Higdon

Anger Transformed Into Fuel For Change

Emotions are just energy and all energy can be transformed. Today Sean and I talk about our anger. How we've been learning to channel that powerful energy into a constructive purpose. Why we left the church and still almost a year and a half later, "can't leave it alone". "Use that anger. You write it. You paint it. You dance it. You march it. You vote it. You do everything about it." ~ Maya Angelou

36 MINSEP 10
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Anger Transformed Into Fuel For Change

Post Mormon Life w/ Life Coach Amy Logan

Amy Logan went through her faith crisis in 2006 and has since then become a cerified life coach and has now made it her life's work to help others navigate this path. She loves helping other's find their new voice and being able to be a witness the process as her clients grow and expand.

50 MINSEP 4
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Post Mormon Life w/ Life Coach Amy Logan

How To Be Consistent

Being consistent and persistent in your pursuits over a long period of time will reap beautiful rewards. Determination to stick with something will eventually turn it into a habit which then requires less discipline to get yourself to do it. It becomes so much a part of your routine that you no longer deal with the internal war of deciding whether or not you are going to do it.

38 MINAUG 27
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How To Be Consistent

Words of Comfort for Post Mormons

For those moments you feel lost, alone, depressed and scared. I want this episode to be one you can return to anytime you are triggered. One you can share with others who are fresh out and going through the most intense part of a faith transition, which in most cases, escalates into an existential crisis.

43 MINAUG 6
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Words of Comfort for Post Mormons

Dealing w/ Overwhelm

There is beauty in simplicity! We all deal with overwhelm from time to time. But guess what?! Feeling overwhelmed is a CHOICE! Let me share about my recent encounter with overwhelm, what I learned, and my plan moving forward.

25 MINJUL 17
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Dealing w/ Overwhelm

Latest Episodes

Loving What Is

Everything outside of us is a reflection of our own thinking. So many of us, including myself, are giving our power away. Anytime we allow a negative comment, response, or reaction from others to upset us, we are choosing to believe a STORY, therefore causing our own suffering. Whenever we are suffering, that is our signal to STOP! Take a look at the beliefs we have attached ourselves to and evaluate whether or not those beliefs are useful.

22 MIN19 hours ago
Comments
Loving What Is

Tipsy Truth Talk

EWe had a few drinks and decided to record a podcast. You're welcome!

40 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Tipsy Truth Talk

Pornography | PART 2 Sexuality Redefined w/ Natasha Helfer Parker

EHere is part two of our marriage counseling session with Natasha Helfer Parker. We share some of our pitfalls since we've been able to discuss openly about pornography.

73 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Pornography | PART 2 Sexuality Redefined w/ Natasha Helfer Parker

Sexuality Redefined w/ Natasha Helfer Parker

EAs we’ve embarked on this spiritual journey outside of organized religion, we’ve encountered quite a few bumps in the road. It’s to be expected as we work to detangle all the cultural beliefs embedded in every aspect of our relationship. We are working through them one by one, and with careful examination deciding what we want to keep and what we want to discard.

73 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Sexuality Redefined w/ Natasha Helfer Parker

Molly Mormon to Ex Mormon Morgan and Jared Higdon

My interview with Morgan and Jared Higdon. After years of issues stacking up on Morgan's 'shelf', it suddenly came crashing down. Morgan and her husband Jared (a.k.a. Sister Jensen) started a YouTube channel called, "My Spiritual Life". In their vlogs and humorous skits, they share their perspective and problems during their transition out of the Mormon Church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints).

75 MINSEP 17
Comments
Molly Mormon to Ex Mormon Morgan and Jared Higdon

Anger Transformed Into Fuel For Change

Emotions are just energy and all energy can be transformed. Today Sean and I talk about our anger. How we've been learning to channel that powerful energy into a constructive purpose. Why we left the church and still almost a year and a half later, "can't leave it alone". "Use that anger. You write it. You paint it. You dance it. You march it. You vote it. You do everything about it." ~ Maya Angelou

36 MINSEP 10
Comments
Anger Transformed Into Fuel For Change

Post Mormon Life w/ Life Coach Amy Logan

Amy Logan went through her faith crisis in 2006 and has since then become a cerified life coach and has now made it her life's work to help others navigate this path. She loves helping other's find their new voice and being able to be a witness the process as her clients grow and expand.

50 MINSEP 4
Comments
Post Mormon Life w/ Life Coach Amy Logan

How To Be Consistent

Being consistent and persistent in your pursuits over a long period of time will reap beautiful rewards. Determination to stick with something will eventually turn it into a habit which then requires less discipline to get yourself to do it. It becomes so much a part of your routine that you no longer deal with the internal war of deciding whether or not you are going to do it.

38 MINAUG 27
Comments
How To Be Consistent

Words of Comfort for Post Mormons

For those moments you feel lost, alone, depressed and scared. I want this episode to be one you can return to anytime you are triggered. One you can share with others who are fresh out and going through the most intense part of a faith transition, which in most cases, escalates into an existential crisis.

43 MINAUG 6
Comments
Words of Comfort for Post Mormons

Dealing w/ Overwhelm

There is beauty in simplicity! We all deal with overwhelm from time to time. But guess what?! Feeling overwhelmed is a CHOICE! Let me share about my recent encounter with overwhelm, what I learned, and my plan moving forward.

25 MINJUL 17
Comments
Dealing w/ Overwhelm