Last week I had the pleasure of chatting with my friend Melissa Smallwood on her podcast Saving Our Stories. I was totally unprepared for how profoundly the experience would touch me, it was such a gift to have an open and honest conversation about something that is so often taboo in everyday conversation.
Melissa is doing a powerful and needed work with her podcasting, inviting women to share their stories with others. I can think of nothing more basic to our human sense of connection, and yet I also can’t think of the last time someone asked me to talk about my experience as a caregiver or about my own mental health. I felt so empowered and validated as I shared about the journey I’ve been on over the last decade and what I’ve been reflecting on and learning from it.
I hope it will be encouraging to you too.
You can listen here: Episode 8, Navigating Mental Health Issues in Real Life.