Reframe Your Life
By Sandy Reynolds
From inspiring author interviews to lively conversations between friends, this podcast is for women over 50 looking for a voice that feels like home. From leadership to spirituality and lots in between - you'll find it here. Subscribe and browse through 7 years of episodes.
Reframe Your LifeMay 16, 2017
125 | Navigating the Messy Middle with Ann Douglas
After a two year hiatus, Reframe Your Life is back. It took a special guest to get me to record another episode. Ann Douglas was Canada's go-to expert on all things parenting for decades. Now that her kids have grown up and left home, she's turning her attention to the glorious messiness that is midlife.
And she hasn't just been researching it; she's been living it: trying to find her way through all that messiness-career curveballs, mental and physical health challenges, a house fire, relationship highs and lows, the death of a parent, and so on.
Ann is the author of twenty-five non-fiction books, including many bestselling titles in the parenting category, such as The Mother of All® series, and a passionate and inspiring speaker who delivers keynote addresses and leads small-group workshops at conferences & online events.
The book recommended in this episode: One Long River of Song by Brian Doyle (affiliate link)
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124 | Adventures in Opting Out with Cait Flanders
We had a great time talking to Cait Flanders author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller The Year of Less. It may seem like an odd time to publish a book about opting out and yet, as we discovered, this is the perfect time to get serious about leading an intentional life.
Find out more about Cait here. Follow on IG @caitflanders
Find out more about Sandy here. Follow on IG @sandyareynolds
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123 | The Age of Creativity with Emily Urquhart
About the book:
It has long been thought that artistic output declines in old age. When Emily Urquhart and her family celebrated the eightieth birthday of her father, the illustrious painter Tony Urquhart, she found it remarkable that, although his pace had slowed, he was continuing his daily art practice of drawing, painting, and constructing large-scale sculptures, and was even innovating his style. Was he defying the odds, or is it possible that some assumptions about the elderly are flat-out wrong? After all, many well-known visual artists completed their best work in the last decade of their lives, Turner, Monet, and Cézanne among them. With the eye of a memoirist and the curiosity of a journalist, Urquhart began an investigation into late-stage creativity, asking: Is it possible that our best work is ahead of us? Is there an expiry date on creativity? Do we ever really know when we’ve done anything for the last time?
The Age of Creativity is a graceful, intimate blend of research on ageing and creativity, including on progressive senior-led organizations, such as a home for elderly theatre performers and a gallery in New York City that only represents artists over sixty, and her experiences living and travelling with her father. Emily Urquhart reveals how creative work, both amateur and professional, sustains people in the third act of their lives, and tells a new story about the possibilities of elder-hood.
122 | Teaching Hamlet as My Father Died with Erica Cantley
Art crashes into life for author Erica Cantley when she finds herself behind a podium in front of a class of high school seniors, teaching HAMLET as her father died, thousands of miles to the south in Costa Rica.
Interspersing interactions with her teenage students and memories of her father, desperately sick and difficult to reach in his adopted jungle home, Cantley guides her students through HAMLET -- written four centuries ago -- while reflecting upon the impending loss of a parent in the never-ending now.
The result is a powerful memoir of a love that will not die, the timeless story of the bond between parent and child, the magic created by a gifted teacher and willing pupils, and finally, the exploration of the timeless themes of HAMLET, the study in the transition of power through the generations.
For those of you who aren't acquainted with Hamlet - don't let that deter you from this book or podcast. The themes in this book and discussion are themes we can all relate to in our lives.
For more on Erica visit her website.
121 | Alone with Michelle Parise
This week on Reframe Your Life we interview award-winning producer Michelle Parise about her book Alone: A Love Story. This memoir is about falling in love, the fallout of infidelity, and everything messy in between — and the inspiration behind the hit CBC podcast. Parise has worked for CBC Radio and Television for over two decades. She was born and raised in Toronto in a gigantic Italian immigrant family.
120 | My Year of Living Spiritually with Anne Bokma
Our guest this week is Anne Bokma . She is an award-winning freelance journalist and the author of My Year of Living Spiritually: From Woo-Woo to Wonderful—One Woman's Secular Quest for a More Soulful Life published by Douglas & McIntyre in October 2019.
A leading expert on North America's 80-million strong "spiritual-but-not-religious" demographic, Anne was the award-winning "Spiritual But Secular" columnist for the United Church Observer (now Broadview) for four years before writing her popular My Year of Living Spiritually blog for the magazine.
Anne also leads workshops and gives presentations on topics relating to spirituality and writing, including how she left a fundamentalist religion, the importance of finding community, how to live a more soulful life and what it takes to tell a good story. She is the founder of the 6-Minute Memoir “Speed Storytelling For a Cause” event, which features storytellers sharing tales on a common theme within a strict six-minute time limit. The event has raised more than $45,000 for local charities in her hometown of Hamilton, Ontario, since 2013.
You can find our more about Anne at her website here.
In this episode we talked about some of the challenges of losing your religion. A big part of the struggle is disappointing people. Sandy offers a free PDF course for anyone who needs to find the courage to end people-pleasing in their life. You can find it at her website https://www.sandyreynolds.com
And if you want to get support in writing a memoir you've been working on, reach out to Patti M. Hall
119 | Field Notes from an Unintentional Birder with Julia Zarankin
An unexpected and belated mid-life love affair with birds and nature and finally discovering one’s place in the world – Field Notes from an Unintentional Birder illuminates the joyful experience of a new discovery and the surprising pleasure to be found while standing still on the edge of a lake at six a.m.
When Julia Zarankin saw her first red-winged blackbird at the age of thirty-five, she didn’t expect that it would change her life. Recently divorced and auditioning hobbies during a stressful career transition, she stumbled on birdwatching, initially out of curiosity for the strange breed of humans who wear multi-pocketed vests, carry spotting scopes and discuss the finer points of optics with disturbing fervour. What she never could have predicted was that she would become one of them. Not only would she come to identify proudly as a birder, but birding would ultimately lead her to find love, uncover a new language and lay down her roots.
For books that have inspired Julia Zarankin read her article here: https://lithub.com/the-accidental-hobby-on-the-books-that-made-me-a-birder/
118 | Foxfire, Wolfskin and other stories of shapeshifting women with Dr. Sharon Blackie
Dr. Sharon Blackie is an award-winning writer and internationally recognised teacher whose work sits at the interface of psychology, mythology and ecology.
Her highly acclaimed books, courses, lectures and workshops are focused on the development of the mythic imagination, and on the relevance of our native myths, fairy tales and folk traditions to the personal, social and environmental problems we face today.
She has penned four books of fiction and nonfiction, including the bestselling If Women Rose Rooted.
You can find out more about her work at her website.
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117 | How to Lose Everything with Christa Couture
Christa Couture reframes the experience of loss for us in her beautiful memoir, How to Lose Everything. In this interview we talk about the questions she gets asked most frequently, her story of loss and the writing process.
Synopsis of her book:
From the amputation of her leg as a cure for bone cancer at a young age to her first child’s single day of life, the heart transplant and subsequent death of her second child, the divorce born of grief and then the thyroidectomy that threatened her career as a professional musician, How to Lose Everything delves into the heart of loss. Couture bears witness to the shift in perspective that comes with loss, and how it can deepen compassion for others, expand understanding, inspire a letting go of little things and plant a deeper feeling for what matters. At the same time, Couture’s writing evokes the joy and lightness that both precede and eventually follow grief, as well as the hope and resilience that grow from connections with others.
Evoking Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking and Rachel Cusk’s A Life’s Work, Couture explores the emotional and psychological experiences of motherhood, partnership and change. Deftly connecting the dots of sorrow, reprieve and hard-won hope, How to Lose Everything contains the advice Couture is often asked for, as well as the words she wishes she could have heard many years ago. It is also an offering of kinship and understanding for anyone experiencing a loss.”
You can find out more about Christa at her website.
If you have started on your memoir but need help shaping it and getting it ready for publication, Patti M. Hall can coach you through this critical stage. Contact Patti here.
Find out more about Sandy's work with chronic people-pleasers at her website and get started Disappointing More People.
116 | Beth Wyatt and The Calm & Cozy Book of Sleep
For more on Beth check out this previous episode:
Episode 79 | Reframe Your Nap.
And find out more about Beth at her website.
If you are interested in working with a coach to get your book ready to publish, connect with Patti M Hall.
And if you people-pleasing is keeping you up at night connect with Sandy through her website for help.
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115 | Moments of Glad Grace with Alison Wearing
Alison Wearing is a Canadian writer and performer.
In addition to award-winning articles, short stories, essays and solo plays, she is the author of three critically-acclaimed memoirs. Honeymoon in Purdah became a national bestseller and was published in seven countries. Confessions of a Fairy's Daughter was both a bestselling memoir and a multiple award-winning solo play.
Her new book, Moments of Glad Grace, has been heralded as "a wise, funny, and tender book, beautifully written and perfectly executed from first to last sentence" by Yann Martel, author of Life of Pi.
Connect with Alison here: www.alisonwearing.com
And find Sandy Reynolds at: www.sandyreynolds.com
And Patti M. Hall makes her home here: pattimhall.com
114 | Blissfully Blended Bullshit with Rebecca Eckler
This week we sit down with Rebecca Eckler and talk about her latest book and how she manages to be so bold in her work. Anyone in a blended family or thinking about attempting to bring two families together will benefit from this book.
Rebecca Eckler’s newest book chronicles the hard truth of what it’s really like to make a blended family.
Blissfully Blended Bullshit is a witty, engaging, refreshingly candid chronicle of a modern family’s journey as they blend households. We follow Eckler as her partner and his two children move in with her and her daughter. Then, thanks to a reverse vasectomy, they add a baby to the mix. Readers go along for the ride in this poignant, often hilarious tale, as everyone attempts to navigate their new roles: the children, the in-laws, the exes, the ex-in-laws, and even the dog.
Lighthearted and intimate, this is an indispensable story about a family determined to make blended splendid, and the juicy truth of what it’s really like behind closed doors in what is rapidly becoming a typical family makeup.
And if you are ready to get your memoir out into the hands of the world you will want to connect with Patti Hall. Visit her website and reach out and start the conversation today. Now is the perfect time to write your story.
For those of you who feel hampered in your life by other people's expectations or judgements, sign up for Sandy Reynold's free e-course "Disappoint More People."
113 | Samra Zafar on A Good Wife
Samra faced years of abuse after arriving in Canada as a teenage bride in a hastily arranged marriage, her determination and desire to forge a better life for herself never left her as she made slow progress towards her dreams.
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112 | Kate Armstrong, author of The Stone Frigate
For more on writing your story contact Patti here.
For more on reframing your life and learning to chart your own course connect with Sandy here.
111 | Author Jane Christmas discusses her new book, Open House
Find out more of Jane at her website.
Inspired to write your own story? Patti M. Hall can help. Find out more about her work here.
Are you afraid you will disappoint someone if you move forward or share your story? Talk to Sandy!
110 | Deborah Bakti on supporting long term care workers and creating stronger communities
Find out more about Deborah at her website.
Find out more about how you can get started writing your memoir with Patti M. Hall here.
109 | Louisa Deasey - A Letter from Paris
For more on Louisa Deasey find her here.
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108 | Soulbbatical with Shelley Paxton
The energy and synergy in this episode was a beautiful thing. Stop reading and start listening!
107 | Loving Large with Patti M Hall
Over 30 million-plus children in North America suffer from rare, chronic, or incurable diseases. Every person who loves and cares for one of these children may have a unique tale of the diagnostic treatment odyssey. Still, Patti's commonalities and the experiences of many other parent's heartaches and despair make this story everyone's story.
Find out more about Patti M. Hall and Loving Large.
Episode 106 | Life during Covid-19 with Jo-Anne Gibson
Jo-Anne Gibson and I launched the first episode of Reframe Your Life on April 16, 2016. Four years later life looks a lot different. On this episode we reconnect to talk about how we are coping during this time of social-distancing.
Episode 105 | Uncertainty with Jennifer Hayden
In the midst of these uncertain times we can find help in getting through them by looking at how we have made it through challenges in the past. Jennifer Hayden is a breast cancer survivor who shared her story in the graphic memoir, The Story of My Tits. It's the first graphic novel I have read and I totally get the appeal. In this episode Jennifer talks about what she learned about uncertainty.
Episode 104 | Disappoint More People
In this episode you will discover five ways to disappoint more people. If you want to live the life you want to live sooner or later you will run into the expectations other people have for you. If you are tired of feeling overwhelmed and resentful get comfortable disappointing people. Get the free download to accompany the podcast.
Episode 103 | Soul-Centered Living
Starting on the inside with your values, believes and awareness of who you are and then aligning your life to reflect what is most important to you may sound simple but it isn't easy. On this episode I discuss a program I have developed to support you in becoming aligned with what what is most important to you.
Episode 102 | Rebel Crone Rising with Tracie Nichols
Women today are looking for alternative ways to embrace ageing. This move towards conscious aging allows us to embrace ageing and at the same time continue to be seen for the work we do in the world. Tracie Nichols has started Rebel Crone Rising to support us in this process.
Episode 101 | Is it time for a reality check?
The Reframe Your Life Model is based on Reality/Realign/Relationships/Reflection/Results. In this episode I revisit reality. What are the facts in your life? The actual situation or circumstances that you find yourself in? It can be very different from the narrative you have about your reality. Take some time to think about the facts. Get clear on your actual reality. Then you can start to Reframe.
Episode 100 | Reframing Self-Doubt - Interview with Sas Petherick
It's the 100th episode of Reframe Your Life. Thank you for being here for this journey. If you have ever wanted to start something, change something, try something new or quit something - you know how quickly you can begin to experience self-doubt. Sas Petherick's work on self-doubt is insightful and inspiring. Self-Doubt is the natural response we have when we are taking risks or doing anything outside our comfort zone. It is universal. It is not a limitation though. Reframe your self-doubt with Sas Petherick.
Episode 99 | Why you might not want to give your heart what it wants
The heart wants what is wants - but that doesn't mean you should just follow your heart. Decision making and discernment are two practices that every woman who wants to live a soul-centered life needs to develop. Stop ignore the red flags in your life and learn how to make better decisions.
Episode 98 | Interview with Sarah Leyenaar - How to live from love not fear
After a two month break Reframe Your Life is back with more ideas and interviews to help you live a soul-centered life. This week Sarah Leyenaar joins the podcast to discuss how we can make better decisions, specifically decisions made out of love and not out of fear.
Episode 97 | Reclaiming Advent #4 - Peace
Episode 96 | Reclaiming Advent Week #3 - Joy
Episode 95 | Reclaiming Advent Week #2 - Love
Episode 94 | Reclaiming Advent Week #1 - Hope
Episode 93 | Reframing Christmas
Episode 92 | Reframing Ageing featuring Karen Petersen
Episode 91 | Reframing Death 2.0 featuring Tammy Faulds
Are you comfortable talking about death? Did you know that many people think just talking about death or going to get their will done is a harbinger of their own death? Death frightens us and we can get very superstitious around fears. I get it. I feel the same way. However, as my guest this week says on her website: "Spoiler alert - You're going to die."
It seems like the right time of year to talk about death. There are several cultural days in the next week that recognize death, darkness and the afterlife including Samhain, Day of the Dead, Halloween and All Saint's Day. In Canada, we have less light with shorter days and longer nights. It's been a rainy few weeks and it is getting colder. The natural world is full of reminders of endings.
Two years ago I interviewed Tammy Faulds on Reframe Your Life. She was just starting to focus her work on death coaching. She saw a gap in services and realized that people need support in preparing for death. Since then she has realized that we live more intentionally when we live with the end in mind. For more details and show notes visit the website above.
Episode 90 | Why women can't tell the truth
Episode 89 | How to reframe your faith
Episode 88 | Why you need to have margin in your life
Episode 87 | A Guide to Decision Making and Spiritual Discernment with Nancy Bieber
Episode 86 | What are the desires of your heart?
What are your heart's desires? And how do the choices that you are making support the desires and dreams you have in becoming a reality? I explore the topic of desires in this week's episode of Reframe Your Life.
A very basic definition of desire is a strong feeling to want or have something. We have lots of desires. I desire to be healthy. I desire to have good friends. I desire a good night’s sleep - especially after a restless night of sleep. You may have some beliefs about desires that make it difficult for you to trust them.
Here are some beliefs I have heard about desires:
- You can't trust your feelings or desires.
- Following your desires will lead you to destruction or harm.
- The heart is wicked and not to be trusted.
- Feelings are not scientific or factual
- You shouldn’t make decisions based on feelings or emotions
What messages have you heard around desires?
I remember the mixed messages I received over the years around desires, emotions, feelings, faith and spirituality. One day I read, “God gives you the desires of your heart” and I started thinking about things differently. If my very desires were given to me by the Creator then how could they be bad?
This week I was reading a book a friend gave me by Sage Levine about developing your business. It’s called Women Rocking Business and although I find the title a bit hokey I’ve been surprised to find the content so focused on the spiritual side of business.
She talks about our desires as being our Yellow Brick Road. They are the stepping stones that lead us to our destiny. When we start to pay attention to what we desire we start to make decisions that are aligned with our truest self.
And here’s a fascinating thought she shares. The word desire comes from a Latin root (sidus) meaning star or heavenly body. De-sire can be broken down to ‘of the sire’ which translates to ‘Of the Kingdom of God.” When I read that I immediately thought of the spiritual teaching, “Seek first the Kingdom of God."
What if following your desires is actually seeking first the kingdom of God? What if all the other stuff we take on, all the shoulds and oughts are really creating a barrier to being who we are designed to be?We are desire. It is the essence of the human Soul, the secret of our existence. Absolutely nothing of human greatness is ever accomplished without it. Not a symphony has been written, a mountain climbed, an injustice fought, or a love sustained apart from desire. Desire fuels our search for the life we prize. — John Elderidge
I've been using Danielle Laporte's Desire Mapping Process for the past 5 years to help me explore my feelings and desires. I am an affiliate and you can click on the photo to find out more. The workbooks are inexpensive and are helpful anytime you want to do a deep dive into what's next.
Getting clear on your desires is the first step in reclaiming a healthy and vibrant spiritual life. Of course, desires need to be balanced with
Episode 85 | Healing Spiritual Wounds with Carol Howard Merritt
Episode 84 | Do you feel good about your clothing purchases? Interview with influencer Leah Wise
Do you like clothes? Do you love fashion? Do you enjoy putting together outfits? Or are clothes more utilitatrian for you? My mother has told me I've always loved fashion. I remember riding my bike to a casket factory and dumpster diving for silk remants to make my Barbie doll clothes when I was a kid. (Clearly that was back in the day when ten year olds were out exploring the neighbourhood on their bikes without parental supervision.) My friends and I would go find all kinds of beautiful fabrics and come home and hand sew outfits. And it wasn't just my dolls that were well dressed. I started carrying a purse when I was 5. I worked in retail stores throughout high school so I could buy clothes with an employee discount. I can tell you what I was wearing in all of the significant memories of my life.
So when I started looking at the bigger impact of my clothing purchases it was disturbing. Was I supporting garment factories? I had no idea how much water it took to make one T-Shirt. (It takes 2700 litres of water to make one T-Shirt.) This awareness that my choices were actually hurting people and our planet created a crisis for me. Then to top it off the first time I went to Cambodia I saw first hand the living conditions of garment workers. It was deeply disturbing.
When I returned to Canada I decided to start being more thoughtful about my purchases. And I took to social media to find out more. On Instagram I discovered this week's guest, Leah Wise. She is a writer and blogger based in Charlottesville, Virginia. Her expertise in the fields of sustainable fashion and social justice have afforded her the opportunity to write for publications such as Elephant Journal, Mind Body Green, Relevant Magazine, and Christianity Today, as well as on her own blog, stylewise-blog.com. Over the past five years, Leah has created successful influencer marketing campaigns with dozens of ethical brands on her blog platform. Leah has been named a top sustainable blogger by Bustle, ORIGIN Magazine, AGAATI, FeedSpot, and Moon Cloth, and has received various write-ups on ethical lifestyle blogs and brand websites.
Here are some of the highlights of what we talked about and links to some of her articles for more on those topics.
Capsule Wardrobes: If you love expressing yourself through fashion and the idea of limiting yourself to 33 items makes you feel stifled creatively check out Leah’s take on capsule wardrobes. Read her blog post here: Why I Quit My Capsule Wardrobe Leah also talks about the Wonder Wardrobe Capsule Closet Course - read her blog post about it here and if it appeals to you there is a discount code at the end of her post if you decide to sign up.
Are you wondering about sustainable/ethical/fair trade and other terms? When you start to think about your purchases including clothing you begin to encounter a lot of new terms. Leah defines them in this episode and in more detail on her website. This resource is very helpful as you start to navigate this new world in your clothing shopping.
We discussed Leah's blog post:
Episode 83 | Desperately Seeking Spirituality with Meredith Gould
Episode 82 | Reclaiming Your Relationship with Faith
I've been eager to get this new episode up and to share this new venture with you. And a little freaked out as well! I've always related to these words from the T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets:We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
I've experienced this truth in my life many times. And so it wasn't surprising to me that after years of rethinking my faith and beliefs that I would find myself back where I started - wanting to share my story with women. I am wired to want to pass on my learning to others. I call myself a 'learning catalyst.' I like to share resources and have conversations that will help you navigate life transitions and challenges. For me, that includes spirituality and faith.
I am drawn to big questions of life. All of us, wherever we sit in our beliefs are trying to make sense of the world. And many of us have found our faith lacking (my apologies to G.K. Chesterton). So when Jo-Anne decided that her time with Reframe Your Life was coming to an end, I was ready to take it into a new direction. I've been interviewing guests and I'm starting to see that a new path opening up as I move forward. I hope you will hang in for a little while why I sort it all out. And please give me feedback as well!
(Photo credit: Jose Antonio Gallego Vazquez)
I'm interested in knowing what will be of interest and helpful to you in your life.
On this episode I give you a bit more of my background and how I am refocusing.
Get out your journal! I hope your summer includes some time for reflection. I've created a download for you called "Reclaiming Your Faith." It's a one pager with some questions to get you thinking about our relationship with faith. Get it here
Thanks for being on this journey with me! If you know someone who you think would be interested in this conversation please share this podcast with them.
Episode 81 | Reframing Reframe Your Life (the meta episode)
Episode 80 | Lara Heacock on Creating a Kinder World
We could all use a little more kindess in our lives. Being busy is a cultural norm that leads many women feeling exhausted and out of control in their lives. Lara Heacock has experienced that unending pressure to do more, be more and have more. And the subsequent burn out that is the inevitable result.
We get it. Jo-Anne has talked previously about how she reframed the word 'busy' to 'full' in her vocabulary. Our language is important and we want to make sure we use it to help us own our lives fully. Lara suggests we stop saying "I don't have time" and get clear by saying, "I didn't make time." Let's take responsibility for the things we have done or not done. And for how we talk about our choices.
Lara shares her story starting with committing to Self-Care Saturday - a weekly commitment to spending time doing things that would help her restore balance in her life. This commitment changed everything for her.
And kindness extends beyond self-care - it involves how we treat each other personally and professionally. Lara works with her corporate clients to help them develop a kinder aproach to how they work together. Imagine being part of a corporate culture where kindness is a value! If you've ever wished you responded with more kindness OR wished you had been treated more kindly this episode will inspire you!
If you are new to Reframe Your Life after you listen to this episode we suggest you listen to Episode 70 - Practical Ways to Practice Self-Care.
Episode 78 | Reframe Your Spiritual Life
It's our two year anniversary! We want to thank you for being with us on this journey. We had no idea we would be still recording two years later - we weren't sure how it would go but here we are! This journey has taught us a lot. We've been learning just as much as our listeners from the topics and guests we have discussed. And as a result we are also continually reframing our lives. After all Reframing Your Life is not a one time thing.
In this episode, Sandy gets personal about reframing her business to work with women to help them become spiritually aligned in their lives. What does that mean? You'll have to listen to the episode to get the details.
If you have ever experienced a spiritual crisis or if you have spiritual story that needs reframed this episode is for you. A spiritual crisis happens when you experience a drastic change to your meaning system. Maybe you are questioning your purpose in life or your values. Maybe your beliefs have shifted or you are in an identity crisis. Perhaps you are undergoing an awakening to a new or deeper understanding of the world around you. Your dismantling or deconstructing can be very difficult and painful. It's happening externally as you confront some of the systems and ways you have participated in them. It's happening internally as you work through your own anxiety and fears about this shift and the way you have internalized your beliefs.
Sandy is working with women to help them:
- Explore their values
- Unpack their beliefs (whether they have shifted, need to be discarded or reclaimed)
- Establish practices that support you in establishing the connection you desire
- Get support in navigating the conversations and changes you want to make to live truthfully
- Test new ways of being
Sign up for Live Truthfully and start reframing your spirituality at a special price to celebrate this new direction. Click on picture for details.
Not ready to take that step? Explore Sandy's recommended reading list for spiritual health.
Start aligning your life to reflect who you really are. And be sure to follow Sandy on Instagram!
Episode 77 | Reframe Your Story - Memoir Writing #3
Memoir writing expert, Patti Hall joins us for our final episode in this three part series on memoir writing. Honestly, we have learned so much from Patti that we feel like she is part of the Reframe Your Life team. This isn't the last time you'll hear her voice!
NOTE: If you haven't listened to the first two episodes you will want to start there.
In Week One we addressed the barriers we face when it comes to writing our memoir or story. If you didn't get a chance to listen to the episode you can link to it here.
In Week Two we looked at tools to collect our memories and how to draw out themes. We talked about where to start your story and where to end your story. Link to the episode .
And now in this final week: Patti helps us to explore where we are in our writing journey to date. Once you get started you soon begin to uncover some of your personal barriers and challenges in the writing process. It can be an emotional process and you find yourself unearthing all kinds of feelings. It can be easy to back off or avoid those feelings. Working with a writing coach can provide the support and accountability to keep you going.
If you would like to get some of the resources available including a 34 page What's Your Story Memoir workbook sign up for our Memoir Writer's list. We will also send you a special code for 75% off any of the courses in the Memoir Writing Studio. You will be added to the Patti's memoir writing mailing list at the same time.