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Spiritual Slang

English, Religion, 1 season, 39 episodes, 1 day, 2 hours, 52 minutes
Spiritual Slang is a podcast hosted by me—Shannelle Ortiz! I'm an LA native, and have no filter when it comes to the issues I've been through, and how I've gotten through them—3 words, Won't He Do It! And by He, I mean God. You can expect lighthearted (sometimes heavy), transparent and always entertaining conversations about experiences/struggles that we've all been through, but rather not talk about. In life, relationships, friendships, careers, and more. Spiritual Slang is here to let you know that you’re not alone, and encourage you that there is a light at the end of every dark tunnel. Join me on this journey @spiritualslang
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When God gives you a word feat. Jasmine Ogunjimi

Welcome Jasmine!! We sat down to talk about the reality of when God gives you a word, and it looks completely different than you thought it would. Being graced to be somewhere. Expecting resistance when you're doing what you're called to do. And at the end of the day, it's not about us, it's about the people we're purposed to reach. So thankful for this honest and real conversation. Hope you enjoy!
4/11/202446 minutes, 59 seconds
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Work, titles, and ministry feat. Lola Hassan

Welcome Lola!! My good friend, and fellow corporate girlie. We sat down to talk about all things work and ministry — from being insufficient without the Lord, honoring God with the way that we show up on the job, not falling victim to titles, to understanding our assignment, and much more. I pray that this episode is helpful, and I hope you enjoy it. 
3/21/202449 minutes, 55 seconds
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Get up where you're at

Welcome to another solo episode, just me and the mic! If you're like me, when you fall, you can get so consumed with shame, doubt, and hopelessness that it makes you want to stay down. Join me as I discuss it all — the realities of messing up, not allowing your fall to keep you down, and the grace we receive from God to get back up right where we're at.
3/14/202424 minutes, 33 seconds
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Singleness feat. Aniya Nicole

Welcome back my good friend Aniya Nicole! Join us as we tackle the infamous topic of singleness. In this very candid convo, we discuss everything from idolizing marriage, feeling like you haven't 'arrived' if you aren't in a relationship, internalizing your singleness, finding contentment in the Lord alone, and so much more. If you're currently single, just know there's nothing wrong with you. And in the right timing, God will bring you the right person.
3/7/202444 minutes, 33 seconds
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God's not finished, there's more

I'm back with another solo, one-on-one episode! If you've ever felt stuck, like life is passing you by, or discouraged in your current situation, this one is for you. I talk about it all with the foundation of Philippians 1:6. The work that the Lord has began in you, the good work might I add, He will complete. No matter where you're at in life, if you're still here, He's not finished with you, and there is more. 
2/22/202429 minutes, 50 seconds
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Times of transition feat. Trinity Anderson

We're back with a fun and transparent conversation about transitions, feat. Trinity Anderson!! Our promise is Glory to Glory, so a lot of the time that’ll leave us in seasons of transition more often than we’d like. From physical and relationship transitions to the transitions in the confidence we feel about ourselves, join us as we talk about the uncomfortable, uncertain, faith-filled, doubt-filled, and beautiful sides of it all.
2/15/202447 minutes, 43 seconds
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Relationship with God requires intentionality

Today’s episode is a solo one it’s just me and the mic, but it’s a good one. I’m talking how to be more intentional in your relationship with God, which is something I’ve had to learn and understand in every season. From prayer life to God time, and even conviction, I touch on it all. Hope you enjoy!
2/8/202440 minutes, 47 seconds
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Staying faithful in hard times feat. Mariah Holden

We're back and with such an amazing, fruitful conversation featuring my good friend — welcome Mariah!! So, what do you do when your situation goes from worse to impossible? This conversation blessed me so much! We all have those seasons, where we don’t understand what God is doing because everything around us doesn’t look like what He promised. Join us as we talk about how pain serves as a pressure cooker, God’s perfect timing, the backside of blessings, and overall staying faithful through it all. 
2/1/20241 hour, 20 seconds
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You’re not alone

We’re back for another solo episode, and it’s the last episode of season 2!! To close out the season, let’s have a very casual convo about a few things that have been on my heart lately. Feeling alone and forgotten in your struggle, allowing God to take the weight off your shoulders, showing up as the best version of you (whatever that looks like), taking breaks, and a few more things. We’ll be back for season 3 very soon! <3
7/14/202337 minutes, 33 seconds
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Recovering from perfectionism feat. Steph

Welcome Steph to Spiritual Slang!! A coworker turned really good friend who I truly believe God used me to reveal Himself to. Join us for a very honest and enlightening conversation about finding faith, recovering from perfectionism, identity, hearing God for the first time, setting boundaries, and so much more. 
6/29/20231 hour, 44 seconds
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What I learned in therapy pt. 2

We’re back for another solo therapy episode!! The last one was really helpful, so here we are for part 2. As I’ve mentioned before, therapy has helped me in so many ways, and I want to share my lessons with you guys. Join me as I talk about honoring yourself in every moment, learning to become more comfortable just being you, comparison, FOMO, and much more.
6/16/202345 minutes, 5 seconds
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Finding your balance

We’re back with another solo episode! Let’s talk balance — how to find it and what it feels like to be imbalanced. There are seasons where I feel like I’m running after the day, drowning in responsibilities, and just struggling to find my middle ground. Then there are seasons where I’m moving in a flow, getting everything done, and even having extra time to rest. Join me as I discuss how I’ve learned to balance all the things God has called me to do, which is something I’ve had to relearn in every new season. 
5/26/202338 minutes, 8 seconds
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Grieving your own expectations feat. Bree

Welcome Bree to Spiritual Slang!! A good friend who also just happens to be in my wise council circle because she is wiseeee. We sat down to talk about having faith to walk away…and stay, getting through the low seasons, and how to keep going when life doesn’t look like what you expected it to. Such a good, open, and real conversation! 
5/5/202351 minutes, 5 seconds
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What I learned in therapy

Welcome to a solo episode where I discuss a few of the things, big things, I've learned in therapy! I entered therapy because I came to a point in my life where I realized, if I wanted to keep growing and get better, I needed help. And, I'm so glad I did. Join me as I talk about learning it's not always about me, validating poor self esteem, how to have a healthy relationship with productivity, and so much more. 
4/14/202339 minutes, 24 seconds
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Letting go of the pain feat. Naomi

Welcome Naomi to Spiritual Slang!! This episode got extra vulnerable and deep, so get ready. We talked about dealing with depression, eating disorders, falling in love with pain, and so much more. As we sat down to tell our testimony, the only thing we could point to as to why we’re here today is Jesus. He turned everything we went through and used it for His Glory.
3/28/202350 minutes, 14 seconds
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Prioritizing pleasure over purpose feat. Aniya Nicole

We’re back with another casual couch convo featuring my bestie Aniya Nicole. We sat down to talk about feeling disappointed in God, the pressures of being labeled the “golden child,” and drifting away from God to then find our way back to Him. Join us for this very transparent and honest conversation with a few laugh attacks in between.
3/10/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 14 seconds
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Moving on from your past feat. Mariah Humes

Our first official guest episode with my bestie Mariah Humes! Join us as we talk about our life before Christ, abusive relationships, toxic friendships, and how it feels to move on from your old life. Looking back at where we’ve been and what we’ve done, our lives are truly a testament to God’s grace and never being too far out of His reach.
2/22/202354 minutes, 52 seconds
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My testimony - How I got to where I am today

Welcome to the first Couch Convo — a very casual episode…on my couch! For this episode, I wanted to tell my testimony - my story on how I got to where I am today. From not growing up in the church, impulsively moving to LA, leaving a 12 year friendship, working two jobs to launching this podcast and finding God, join me as I talk about it all.
2/9/202328 minutes, 30 seconds
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My mind vs. me

I named this episode My Mind vs. Me because for a long time I felt like my mind was working against me instead of for me. From constant self-critiques to wasting time in my head instead of being present, it felt like a hidden battle that I was never going to win. Then I finally decided, I didn’t have to live like this and that I would no longer allow my mind to control me — this is when the change began. Let’s talk about it. 
1/25/202328 minutes, 30 seconds
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Re-learning your identity

We're back for season 2!! To kick us off, let's discuss identity, again. As we grow, so does who we are. As we change, so does who we are. Join me as I talk about the issues I've faced with my identity while growing up, re-learning who I am, and accepting who I am..all of me. 
1/12/202338 minutes, 37 seconds
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How to keep going

This episode picks up where we left off on episode 18 — now that we've started the thing, project, business, brand, book that we're called to do — how do we keep going? Join me as I talk about tips and strategies I've learned on pushing forward regardless of those things standing in my way and trying to make me stop. I'm talking discipline, intentionality, falling and getting back up, and of course, resting.
4/26/202258 minutes, 38 seconds
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Where to start

For those that know you've been called to step out and start something new (a business, brand, podcast, book), but don't know where to start — this episode is for you. Join me as I talk about how to know it's God, being intentional with the time you spend working on it, and the tools you need to push through the doubt, fear, and insecurities to start and release it into the world.
3/18/202243 minutes, 48 seconds
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At some point in our life, we’re all going to be required to wait for something. Wait for the next opportunity, wait for the chance to do something, wait for the right time to start a business, wait for the right time to leave a place or someone, wait for the right relationship. Sometimes you'll be waiting a couple months and other times a few years. Join me as I talk about why waiting is necessary, how to wait with intentionality, and keeping your faith as you wait.  
2/23/202236 minutes, 38 seconds
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Fighting the good fight

Life has a funny way of throwing things at us that make us feel like we’re constantly in the battle ring. From insecurities, rejection, heartbreak to the cards we’re dealt, there’s always something. Although it’s never easy, the biggest truth that has helped me through every battle is the fact that God has already favored me to win every fight before its even begun. His promise to me, to you, to us is victory. Join me as I talk about God’s favor in our fights, the healing process, and how to not let whatever you’re facing stop you from moving forward.
1/28/202228 minutes, 7 seconds
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New beginnings

From transitions and new beginnings to the lessons I've learned in 2021, this episode covers it all! Join me as I dive into why I've been missing, what growing from your mistakes looks like, and how we can make 2022 the best year yet. 
1/10/202235 minutes, 34 seconds
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Your why is everything

In this episode, I talk about the why behind everything we do. The why that keeps us going. The why behind the thoughts we think. The why behind the choices we make. It's all about becoming self-aware enough to ask ourselves why we do things that hurt us instead facing the root of the issue to ultimately heal and grow.  
8/12/202142 minutes, 39 seconds
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Faith steps

There are moments in our lives where we're called to make BIG life decisions that really test your faith. The type of decisions that would have you question everything around you. The type of decisions that evoke fear, doubt, worry — all of that, but something in you is still telling you to do it. Join me as I talk about the faith step that I recently had to take — leaving my job of 4+ years with no idea what I was going to do, I just knew God was calling me to leave and trust Him.
7/14/202148 minutes, 14 seconds
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Who am I?

Have you ever found yourself in an identity crisis? A season where you don’t recognize yourself, but in a good way? That was me. Join me as I discuss what it felt like to lay down the identity/life that I created for myself to pick up the identity/life God had for me. Spoiler alert — it wasn’t easy, but it was worth it. 
6/23/202154 minutes, 58 seconds
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It’s probably imposter syndrome

If you've ever felt unqualified, not enough, or insecure about the rooms you're in, the opportunities you have, or your dreams — this episode is for you. I talk about not allowing self doubt and thoughts of inadequacy to stop you from being who you're meant to be.
5/5/202146 minutes, 40 seconds
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Letting go of control

Control issues, the need to be in control, wanting to know the outcome of every situation, wanting things to pan out in the timing that you want them to happen in — either way, we have to learn to let go. Why? Because things don't always happen the way we want them to, but in the end God's plan is better than our own. Join me as I talk about overcoming my control issues, and how I learned to really let go, and let God. Disclaimer: life is sooo much better this way.
4/20/202136 minutes, 52 seconds
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Rejection issues

I put myself on full blast for this episode, but it was worth the growth. Struggling with rejection was one of the things that came with the fact that I grew up without a dad. I thought that since my dad rejected me, everyone else would too, which led to lots of self sabotaging and lots of pain. But, God! Join me as I share my experiences with rejection and how I learned to heal and overcome them.
4/6/202137 minutes, 8 seconds
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The middle

The middle? You’re not at your lowest, but you’re not at your highest. You’re putting in the work, but not seeing the fruit yet. Waiting for the next. Feeling stuck. Unsure of where you’re going. In the unknown. Uncomfortable. That’s what it feels like in the middle. Join me as I talk about how it feels to be in the middle, which is where I'm currently at.
3/23/202134 minutes, 7 seconds
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Dadless, but not fatherless

It took me 26 years to finally say out loud that I didn't know who my dad was. The reason is because I was simply ashamed to admit that I didn't have something that the people around me had. Although it was this big secret, the insecurities and issues that came as a result of that fact weren't a secret. Join me as I talk about my journey of the hurt that it caused and how I was finally able to move forward and heal from it. 
1/13/202138 minutes, 35 seconds
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Good ol’ comparison

Comparison—whether big or small, it happens to all of us, but why? Maybe because we live in a world where we're consumed with watching others live their life? Not sure, but what I do know is, I've had my fair share of moments where I thought I wasn't good enough after looking at someone else's life. Join me as I talk about the cons of comparing yourself to others and how to stop it.
12/30/202038 minutes, 33 seconds
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You don’t know what you need

Why is it that we can sometimes operate out of a needy mentality? What we currently have just isn't enough. In this episode, I dive into what I learned when I realized that everything I need, I have. And, if I don't have it then I don't need it.
12/15/202035 minutes, 21 seconds
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You’re good

In this episode, I dive into the idea that it's okay not to be okay, perfectionism, and how to remind yourself that you're good even when you don't feel good.
12/2/202033 minutes, 11 seconds
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Something’s gotta give

The questions was, is, and will always be—what are you willing to give up in order to be your highest self and walk in purpose? I learned through walking with God and creating this podcast that something's always gotta give.
11/18/202033 minutes, 41 seconds
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The old me

What's your relationship like with the old you? If you're anything like me, it probably isn't good. Join me as I talk about what changed my mind about who I used to be.
11/10/202022 minutes, 40 seconds