Jun 9, 2020
This week, I’ve put together some ideas to respond to the massive, worldwide Black Lives Matter protests that have been going on. It is a completely heartbreaking, intense and inspiring time to be an American, and I pray with all my heart that change finally comes for all who have been oppressed. Please God, may it be so.
I also recognize that the US is going through a profound crisis—one that has been a very, very long time in coming. Yet, like all crises, this one will have its own lessons to bear … if we are listening. That is why I begin this show with an essay I wrote in the first year after my daughter Teal died.
It’s called The Value of a Good Crisis. I hope you like it.
I also share some ideas about a process I’ve uncovered I like to call ‘Extreme Self-Care for Extreme Times’. Why? Because if these times aren’t extreme, I don’t know what is. And sometimes, that’s what change requires.
Still, we have to get through them in one piece. So here are some ideas about how to make that happen.
I close out the show with a guided visualization that helps you connect to those who have guided you and held you with love. It’s a sunset on the beach encounter that will help you get the messages you need to stay strong, and return to YOU.
Much love as ever …. You’ve got this!
Suzanne Falter is a writer, podcaster and essayist whose work has appeared in SELF, O, More, Fitness, New Woman and The New York Times, Tiny Buddha and Elephant Journal. She is the author of multiple self-help titles including How Much Joy Can You Stand? (Ballantine) and the upcoming book, The Extremely Busy Woman’s Guide to Self-Care (Sourcebooks). Suzanne also hosts the Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women podcast where she interviews leading self-care authorities and shares her own ideas.