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Women What Whistle

This podcast is about not falling in line or fading away. Stories of bravery, accounts of resilience and even tales of sheer bloody-mindedness. It’s about finding our voice, and sometimes our brave, through the stories of other women who’ve had to find theirs.

Oct 17, 2019

Whizz and I went for a walk the other day along an old railway line and whilst I was admiring the gorgeous reds and golds of the leaves turning, it struck me how beautiful something can be when its dying.

We so often look at loss as a negative, however the seasons of nature are necessary in order to make room for new life just as the seasons of life are necessary for us to grow. It’s not always easy but the reality is that seasons come and seasons go and with that in mind, life goes on. There is no escaping that life brings pain and that is exactly the point of finding joy. Not after the rain, but during the pain. Even if it’s looking up and finding a beautiful cloud, or seeing a bird hop about on the ground, smelling a beautiful fragrance, appreciating a hug, eating a bacon sandwich or smiling at a stranger.

If we can let go of needing everything to be ok all the time, we can take hold of peace in the midst of not understanding what is going on. In the midst of having no idea of what is ahead, peace helps us find joy, the quiet confidence that ultimately everything is going to be alright, even though it might not be the same as what we hoped it might be.

I mentioned 2 books, one being A New Kind of Normal by my friend Alison Keenan about her journey with breast cancer and the other being Happiness by Design by Professor Paul Dolan.