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Hi, my name is Tamara, and I'm the host of Stories of Hope in Hard Times

Have you ever felt overwhelmed, exhausted, alone, discouraged or anxious about problems or challenges in life?

Are you looking for ideas or solutions to your problems?

Welcome to Stories of Hope in Hard Times—the podcast where I interview people that have been through dark times and find out how they got through with God’s help.

We will also discuss the lessons learned and tips they can share for people experiencing their own life detours.

Tamara K. Anderson

Angels Among Us

By Tamara Anderson | Aug 12, 2020 |

On today’s episode we talk a little bit about angels–both the heavenly kind and the earthly kind. I also share a story from my family history which teaches about earthly angels.Are There Angels in the World Today?First, I need to do a shout out to Elizabeth Allen, who shared her wonderful story last week about…

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Elizabeth Allen: 4 Lessons From Loss

By Tamara Anderson | Aug 5, 2020 |

Elizabeth Allen was stunned when her healthy 16-year-old son died suddenly one day from HCM. She shares wisdom learned along grief’s road with God’s help. 4 Lessons From Loss Bio Elizabeth Allen is the oldest of 10 children and grew up in California. She met her husband as a student at BYU and they have…

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Stressed? Try These 3 Breathing Exercises

By Tamara Anderson | Jul 29, 2020 |

Katy Willis found yoga and breathing exercises to be healing from trauma. Listen as she teaches 3 breathing techniques to relieve stress. If you prefer to watch a video of this episode, you can access that here: Stressed? Try These 3 Breathing Exercises Our Guest for our Breathing Episode Today On today’s Tamara’s Takeaways I’m…

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Katy Willis: How to Be Still Amidst Trauma

By Tamara Anderson | Jul 22, 2020 |

Katy Willis lived many years with stress and betrayal trauma. She found hope and healing through Jesus Christ for her and her family from pornography. How to Be Still amidst trauma Bio Katy Willis lives in Brigham City, Utah with her husband Mark. She earned degrees in nursing and music from BYU Idaho and is…

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11 Quick and Easy Ways to Reduce Stress

By Tamara Anderson | Jul 15, 2020 |

With all of the stressful situations in the world today, one of the most needed things we can incorporate into our lives is stress reduction techniques. 11 Quick and Easy Ways to Reduce Stress Has Anyone Felt Stressed lately? Raise your hand if you’ve been feeling stressed. On today’s episode, I get to talk to…

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Abel Keogh: Why I Believe in Second Chances

By Tamara Anderson | Jul 8, 2020 |

Abel Keogh never expected the suicide of his first wife nor his terrible grief as a widower. Through God’s grace he experienced the power of second chances. Abel Keogh: Why I Believe in Second Chances Bio Abel Keogh is a relationship coach and the expert on widower relationships. As a remarried widower he has successfully…

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Why Seeking Peace is the Answer

By Tamara Anderson | Jul 1, 2020 |

Tamara K. Anderson shares 3 actions to help us find peace amid times of chaos like the Coronavirus and racial division. Peace is the answer. Why Seeking Peace is the Answer How Do People Feel Peace in Extreme Circumstances? Welcome to another episode of Tamara’s Takeaways. Last week, I had the wonderful opportunity to share…

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Suzanne Earl: Look for the Sugar

By Tamara Anderson | Jun 24, 2020 |

Suzanne became a baking queen as her four children were diagnosed with food allergies, EOE and EGE. She shares 8 lessons and 5 tips learned along the way. Suzanne Earl: Look for the Sugar Bio Suzanne Earl has been married for 19 years and has four children ages 17 to three. She has lived in…

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How to Navigate the Coronavirus/Change with Hope

By Tamara Anderson | Jun 17, 2020 |

In today’s episode I share the story of the Salmon who migrate through the Ballard Locks with how we navigate around the obstacles in our lives. How to Navigate the Coronavirus/Change with Hope The Story of the Salmon If you were a Salmon coming in from the Pacific ocean north of Seattle, Washington in the…

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Dr. Benjamin Hardy: Want to Change? You Can! Personality Isn’t Permanent

By Tamara Anderson | Jun 10, 2020 |

Dr. Benjamin Hardy used to be a video game junkie who almost didn’t graduate from high school. He shares how he was able to completely change his life and personality. Dr. Benjamin Hardy: Want to Change? You Can! Personality Isn’t Permanent Bio Dr. Benjamin Hardy is an organizational psychologist and best selling author of the…

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My background

I have experienced several periods of hard times in my life with experiences ranging from chronic migraines to having two children on the autism spectrum, surviving a car accident, tornado, and drowning.

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My mission

You might wonder why I produce my show.

I know how important it is to cling to hope in times of trial and want to share with you lessons learned during life's detours.

Remember, God loves you!

What to expect from Stories of Hope in Hard Times

What to expect from your show, and when.

  • Publishes at 4am Eastern every other Wednesday
  • Segments include
    • A Story of Hard Times
    • Lessons Learned
    • Favorite Bible Verse
  • Available in all places where podcasts can be found
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