Since fall 2019 I’ve been uploading my guest interviews to YouTube so those of you who opt out of social media can enjoy and be encouraged by them.
I love building community and connecting with other people walking their talk.
*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 favourites
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.