I love building community and connecting with other people walking their talk. Since fall 2019 I’ve been uploading some of my guest interviews to YouTube so those of you who opt out of social media can enjoy and be encouraged by them.
I continued showing up to my work after a serious car accident September 2019 and the death of my son three weeks later but PTSD and panic disorder meant that I often went into panic during my interviews. You likely won’t be able to tell (though you might notice I lose my train of thought and stare off into the distance a lot) but I share this because it is an example of walking my talk and showing up imperfectly on purpose in the hardest season of my life.
a few favourite interviews
Kathy Escobar is a Pastor, Writer, Speaker, Advocate, Rule-Breaker, Dreamer, mom of 5 – and I’m grateful to call her friend. She is author of many books including her latest books Practicing: Changing Yourself to Change the World and A Weary World: Reflections for a Blue Christmas which offers practical support and comfort to those struggling during the “most wonderful time of the year.” Kathy has a heart for weary and hurting people and for creating safe and brave spaces for transformation and healing.
Kathy and I met shortly after our sons died by suicide just 5 days apart from each other. Someone who follows both of our work read about our experiences and told us about the other. She and I have become good friends and companions as we walk this incredibly hard road. She is a gift in this season of life. In this interview, we talk about loving ourselves tenderly as we wander, stumble, and against all odds continue to hope.
Kathy and I are currently collaborating on creating a book about child loss to support parents through their first year in particular. #griefhasnorules
In my interview with Heidi Barr and Ellie Roscher, authors of 12 Tiny Things12TT, we speak about freedom, bravery, self-trust, and some of the guideposts we use to live intentionally. They are so easy to talk with and I hope you’ll enjoy our conversation as much as I did.
This interview lives on Julie Bjelland’s account, not mine, but it’s a definite favourite. Julie is a friend, psychotherapist, and Sensitivity Specialist working with Highly Sensitive People. She and I are both HSP’s and it was life-giving and life-changing for us to learn about this trait. She’s a beautiful soul. You can also find another interview with Julie on my YouTube page.
In this interview we talk about living unshackled: how self-awareness, self-compassion, and imperfect action walks you to greater freedom.