CW: loss of a child
Rachel Vindman has become a political activist. She co-hosts The Suburban Women Problem podcast by Red Wine and Blue. Oh, and her husband, Ret. Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman, is the one who testified at Trump’s first impeachment hearing about what he heard in the call with the Ukrainian President. Rachel shares how her husband’s actions changed his career path and continues to cause scrutiny in their lives.
Rachel talks with us about the good, the bad, and the surprisingly wonderful things that happen with this kind of spotlight. We learn more - beyond the sensationalized facts - about what it truly FELT like to endure this. She talks about how deep grief and loss provides perspective and continues to set the tone for how she lives each day.
She credits the American people for propelling her willingness to show up just as she is, particularly over the last couple years. It’s a testament to staying true to one’s values and convictions no matter the cost or who you’re up against. You’ll be inspired by her honesty, fortitude, and positivity.
Therapy highlight: What is a trauma response? What to do when an emotional expression is incongruent from the actual feeling.