A Life in Progress is a podcast that offers a mix of evidence-based education through a grief and trauma-informed lens, inspiration and story, and practical application to help women (re)claim freedom, health, and joy in every season. Even the hardest of them.
I offer my words and work as a writer, holistic mind-body coach, joyful living educator, and as a messy human who has gained wisdom in the fire. I’m a highly sensitive person, life partner of 29 years, and a proud mama of 3 wise and creative humans, including my son who died by suicide in 2019. I know what it takes to make space for joy amid the messiness of life.
There is wisdom and beauty to be mined in every season but this does not mean that life will or ‘should’ feel easy or delightful all the time. Being human can be hard work. My work focuses on women’s experiences as we arrive at and step through the Midlife Crossroad.
A lot of our pain or suffering comes from ‘bumping up against the reality of life’ and judging ourselves as bad, wrong, or broken, or assuming we’re doing life wrong. When we share our stories we break shame and judgment about simply being human in a messy world, and we build brave and growth-minded community. We lift each other up.
This podcast has been on a low simmer for years until I had the energetic and emotional capacity to get started. I’m in a season of rest and recalibration until July 2023 – learn when the first episodes are live by signing up for email updates!
See you there,
A few favourite conversations
This is the audio version of How to Meet and Befriend Your True Self:
How to Navigate the Inner Winter of Grief in Menopause: with The Menstruality Podcast of redschool.net
I talk with Kathy Escobar and Phyllis Mathis on Soul + Practice about finding joy and freedom in the winter seasons of life (and we talk about the death of our boys to suicide which is how we met).
I connect with Julie B, highly sensitive psychotherapist and host of The HSP Podcast, to talk about how self-awareness, self-compassion, and imperfect action will walk you to greater freedom.