S10 | 02 – Hope Through Grief and Widowhood with Yemi Majekodunmi

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For many people, losing a spouse is the worst pain they can imagine. Working through the grief of losing a loved one is difficult and complicated, and healing can take a long time, but it is possible to start moving forward again.

Today I’m joined by Yemi Majekodunmi, a thriving widow who works to help empower other women who have experienced similar loss in their lives. Yemi’s motto of “Dare to dream greater” is a call to keep moving forward after adversity, and she shares part of her framework for working through grief with us. Yemi and I also touch on how we can better support those around us as they experience grief.

Whether it’s through faith, self expression, community, or by stepping out of your comfort zone, it is possible to move forward through grief and find healing. Tune in.

About Yemi Majekodunmi:

Yemi has successfully turned adversity into a positive force to propel a vibrant personal transformation. She has learnt and gained from loss to recreate a new vision for the future. This has translated into a joyful determination to succeed in all areas despite loss. 

Her mission is to focus on empowering and motivating widows ready, into reinventing self. Facilitating and engineering personal growth in what their focus might be.

She also empowers single women navigating personal disappointment. The work Yemi does is done through one on one coaching, equipping and encouraging through a weekly Podcast series Widow Recovery Secrets, plus speaking at events.

Yemi is a thriving Widow, an Author, Podcaster, Blogger and Coach. Her Tagline is ‘Dare to Dream Greater’.

She is also the Author of Walking Out of Widowhood. To learn more you can connect with Yemi on LinkedIn and Instagram.

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SUMMARY KEYWORDS

people, widows, loss, feel, hope, gp, grief, lost, burnout, find, support, husband, tend, podcast, journey, life, faith, work, guests, story

SPEAKERS

Yemi Majekodunmi, Lindsay Recknell

Lindsay Recknell  00:03

Hello and Welcome to Season 10 of the hope motivates action podcast. I’m your host Lindsay Recknell, a workplace mental health professional speaker podcaster and an expert in hope. Bringing you these episodes with these incredible guests is my absolute favorite. I am so grateful for the privilege to share stories of transformation, and to help you move through your own transformation with our one on one work together. And with the help with the professionals who come on the show. The science of hope and positive psychology has had such a huge impact on me and my work. So I love that I also get to share knowledge, research and stories from the evidence based science as well. It is my sincere wish that you hear something that resonates with you in these episodes, that you feel that contagious power of hope and you are motivated to take action over what you can control all towards creating a future better than today. I have such a passion for this work and I love connecting with my clients with you my listeners and with the guests on the show to help create transformation. This week’s guest Yemi Majekodunmi has successfully turned adversity into a positive force to propel a vibrant personal transformation. She has learned and gained from loss to create a new vision for the future which is translated into a joyful determination to succeed in all areas. Despite her loss. Yesterday’s mission is to focus on empowering and motivating widows who are ready to reinvent themselves, helping to facilitate and engineer personal growth towards whatever their focus might be. Yummy also empowers single women navigating personal disappointment through her one to one coaching, public speaking. And through her podcast series widow recovery secrets. Yami is a thriving widow, an author of walking out of widowhood, a podcaster, a blogger and a coach. Her tagline is dare to dream greater and she’s doing just that. Let’s get started and hear more from her. Hello, Yemi. Welcome to the show.

Yemi Majekodunmi  01:49

Hi, Lindsay. How are you doing?

Lindsay Recknell  01:51

I am awesome. It is such a pleasure to have you here. I’m really excited. I think you have an amazing story to tell that will be inspiring for other people. So why don’t you just get started and tell us your story of how you use hope to motivate action in your life.

Yemi Majekodunmi  02:05

Okay, hi. My name is Yemi Majekodunmi, I’m based in the United Kingdom. And my story, I’m going to give a brief snippets and then I’m sure Lindsay can ask me questions. But basically, my background is always been in mental health. I’ve always empowered huddles with enjoyment of problems for the last 24 years. And I’ve always loved working in grassroots sports from very young, I’ve always loved walking, I do use technology, but I like people. But a turning point came in my life away two years ago when my husband passed away. And I just found everything I’ve learned in the field of mental health just kicked in. Because I’d worked with people who were broken, and then I build them up holistically in so many different ways. Basically what a family member will do from outreach to hospital, to bring them into daycare, to get them resettled back into their own places to go back into education if they want to go back into work. So when I got to the turning point of losing my house burned because I had met my husband when I was 21 and he was 23 and lose we were over were together for over 30 years or so. No matter how much exposure I had to loss and disappointment and pain. I definitely met saya the I met a big mountain. For the amazingly enough though I always even when it happened, the first thing I had to convince myself with was I will not be defeated by this, I cannot be defeated by this. And I think the source of that strength came and continues to come from my faith. However, when I talk on my podcasts, we do recovery secrets, I talk about faith but then faith is not just about what we feel faith is fearless faith in action. And that’s what I had to demonstrate most when died. And I also found I had to see beyond the present circumstances. Okay, so basically so my journey was so that was over a years ago. But to relate to where I am today in being able to encourage widows I believe I’ve been able to work through my grief there’s been so many factors that have helped me but I would say number one my faith. Number two my immense knowledge in mental health and survival and being able to because I’ve been wanting to build people up, I have to apply those skills to myself. Number three good people around me. Number four, stepping out in faith and using my the power of my mind to see beyond my circumstances. Number six in spite of my pain Helping other people as well. So that diverted my pain to get open other people. And in doing so, my pain became less of a huge mountain to climb. The number seven being able to express my work in writing, I always did journal. And I clearly remember the next turning point for my loss was when it was a year. And I was doing the memorial of my late husband passing, I looked around, I thought, Wow, I’m still standing. I can’t believe I’m still here, of I did believe, but there’s always the spiritual part of us. And there’s the physical parts. And I thought, if I’m still here, I’ve got to write about it. So I started writing my book working out of widowhood. When I talk about walking out of wood, widowhood, I mean, I tend to explain it’s a spiritual work. It was an internal work, knowing IR to see myself through it. And then the grief work, the physical part was literally manifesting day by day in little steps. So I wrote the book, but because it was quite raw, I didn’t self publish onto last year during the pandemic. And the reason why I felt I was able to do that as well, because I felt there was a lot of pain around with people losing their spouses, a lot of new widows coming up as well, and I just felt in my spirit was the time to produce it. And what I finally did is I produce the assets book for solutions, rather than focus on the negatives, or focus on the positives. And that also has enabled me to have an angle for my podcast. So as much as I invite widows to come and sit on my podcast, I encourage I encourage we do I get widows who I’ve seen at least half of the journey of grief. So they enable, they’re able to come on and encourage other people that they can walk the journey in spite of what they’re going through. Em, so that’s my journey in in a nutshell. I always say to people that when we lose, when we lose a loved one, or we face any form of grief, when we gradually work our grief, when we get to the other side, whatever the other side is for you, you do become a new version of yourself. And I say to people, from the loss, there has to be a new dream, a new version of you. So my tagline to widows, and I include now single women because I meet a lot of women who have been disappointed due to loss of love, or dreams loss because they committed to someone and the person disappointed, or the flaws human beings tend to have presented to them. And I just say you have to dare to dream, a new dream. As long as we’re alive, I believe we have to have a new dream for the future. And for me, I always believe that something great had to come out of the loss of my husband. And that’s why my vision or mission is to continue to encourage widows. And another way I do it as well as I try to coach people, one to one. And I get invited to speak as well. But I’ve always loved even in my field of mental health one to one work, I find, I can actually quantify better than when I do group work. Group work for me would be the form of perhaps teaching and equipping both one to one I believe is most effective, because you give yourself 100% As much as you can to the person. And vice versa. You’re basically listen listening, with no distractions. So that’s my story in a nutshell. So

Lindsay Recknell  08:36

it’s a beautiful story. And I am very sorry for your loss. And I feel like you are honoring your husband and his, you know, the what he meant to you as well, in your in your journey, which is which is very inspirational to hear. And one of the things you said near the beginning there was that you felt like your skills and your knowledge in the mental health space was quite helpful in your journey. And so if there are people listening, who don’t have that depth of knowledge, where you know, where could they start? Is there, you know, is there a tool that was really helpful for you that somebody could explore for themselves?

Yemi Majekodunmi  09:20

I think a tool that was really helpful that is very important to be able to write down your feelings. Because when you’re grieving, especially the first few months, you get a lot of people coming to visit you. And even people who’ve lost their spouses or similar would say I know you’re going through a nobody can know what you’re going through because everybody experiences their loss individually. But I think being able to write down exactly how you’re feeling daily, especially at nighttime because a lot of widows to find that the night time is the most difficult, especially when you spend most of half of your life with a person. So I think it’s very important to write things down. And and I think is you have to be quite real with yourself, because society is afraid to see raw grief. However, when you can identify at least one or two good people around you that you can really be your authentic self without really tell them how you really feel in, then they’re the ones who will be able to perhaps access for the services for you. But you have to be real, because the more authentic you can be, the more you’re able to gradually recover better, whilst when we pretend and keep up appearances to those that want us to do so. The grief takes longer, and I find having worked in the mental field, when that happens, we tend to get sudden breakdowns where the breakdown is sudden to us, or not sudden to the person because they’ve internalized or not really said exactly what’s going on inside. It’s only when there’s perhaps an admission or we go into the home, or people navel start to say things they will realize, even though they’re coming to us at the center we’re doing we’re not really saying exactly what’s going on, especially when they haven’t tapped into services, people tend to fall through the nets.

Lindsay Recknell  11:18

How do they find services? Is it like Google?

Yemi Majekodunmi  11:23

No, no, no, no, no, no. I think in England, I always say to people that your your gatekeeper is your GP, your general practitioner, your doctor. However, even if you once you are family as well, they are even if you’re not able, you can contact your GP. And I always say to me, that’s very, that’s why it’s so it’s so important to have a good relationship with your GP. If they’re not meeting your needs, while you’re strong and empowered, it’s important to seek another GP, because you’ll be amazed when you want to tap into services, they tend to be you’re the main gatekeeper. Some people are. And if you’ve got a rapport with them, you find they do spend time and do listen. And in England, many times they will refer to the suitable services. However, they are working centers now in England as well where people walk in. But sometimes when you’re emotionally vulnerable, you want a familiar face, you find most of the time people won’t necessarily want to go for the first point of contact, they won’t necessarily want to go into walk in center, the chance to go to the GP they know.

Lindsay Recknell  12:31

That’s very smart, very proactive. To recognize that, yes, you know, you don’t, you don’t necessarily know you’re going to be into scenario like that. But having this trusted medical professional or trusted advisor, on your side, when you’re feeling well enough to have those discussions is that’s a brilliant idea. Are there other proactive things that you that people could do that you wish you had done prior to your loss?

Yemi Majekodunmi  13:00

Um, I perhaps what I’ve learned from other people, I was quite, I was in a big advantage because I was in the field of mental health. And I also had a strong faith, I had a strong church community behind me. But however, all the things that are productive, I say to people that if you’re part of any community, so for example, if you drop your children at school, you should form relationships with other parents, I don’t believe you should just drop your kids off or not connect with people. If you’re part of a synagogue, you should just go to worship and leave, you have to form you have to connect with people, because these might be the communities that you’re going to they’re going to support you in times of crisis. So communities good to have some form of community community connection, wherever you’re based. It could be your neighborhood watch, it could be your neighbors. So that’s one thing to do. Then another thing to do is I think it’s very important to always form new relationships as well. So what I mean by that is, with a human nature, we tend to want to stay in their comfort zone. So even when you’re part of a community, once networks have been made, we tend to stay in clusters. But what I find is like, when I go to my church community, after church, I tend to just look around and see if there’s anyone on their own feeling isolated, and just how reach out to them and say introduce myself. Because I remember when I used to go to new settings, and you were the new person, no matter how eventful or interesting the event was, even when we go to business, networking events, there are times when you do feel aloof, everything’s exciting. Then you get to the four year where everyone’s having tea and coffee. Oh, who do I connect with? There’s always someone on the margin that needs to meet in a row. And I know it’s not always easy, but I’ve learned over the years Not to that confidence to just go and say, Hi, my name is yummy. Or, like the other day, I was in a Paris evening event. And there was a lady sitting next to me, and I just said, my name is Jamie is your childhood gallery, boy, that’s how I started. So it’s very important to connect wherever we find ourselves, because there’s always a one frame to be made. And they might be the ones that are going to help you. And another thing I would say is, when I lost my husband, I always also found that the people that were so near were not necessarily the ones who supported me. It was actually people who were in the next circle of friends, friendships or acquaintances actually supported more than those, I think people that are sometimes too close, perhaps they’re hurting as well, or they can’t really manage the pain. So you find so not so in the next circle of networks, maybe the ones that will support you.

Lindsay Recknell  15:55

That’s really brilliant, because what I was just thinking about, as you were speaking was the the people around you, and often when someone we know has suffered a loss, it’s hard to know what to say what’s appropriate, you know, how we can help. And so it’s, it makes sense to me that the, you know, maybe the folks one step removed, would be really great caregivers or, or people to lean on, because they wouldn’t have the same. Yeah, wouldn’t be maybe affected by the same in the same way. So do you have, like, how can we support someone who’s who’s moving through grief? You know, what do we say? What do we do?

Yemi Majekodunmi  16:41

It’s quite interesting. It’s an interesting question, because every person is different. So it’s about obviously judging the situation and seen, and then people have vulnerabilities at different levels, meaning you could go and visit someone who’s lost their husband, but you might find that might come from a very close knit, close knit family of siblings. Or they might actually have very strong community ties, then you might find someone who’s basically coming to a new country, and they actually fairly new to the country. So they support systems are quite low. But I think the most important thing is in the first few months, just to visit, you don’t even need to say anything, because I know people say I know you’re going through, oh, don’t worry, you miss on that, you know, things that you shouldn’t really say. But I think just being there and being silent is fine, because it’s very powerful just to be there, at least for the first few months. And then as the cause when there’s a loss, once the funeral arrangements are being kicking in, there’s a lot of activity, a lot of things to do. So people can ask, like, is there anything you want me to do? Do you want to prepare the invitations, there’s a lot of practical stuff. And even for the person who is grieving, it actually gives them a focus. And also you’re able to say, Oh, please, can you do doing this? I think the most difficult time is after the funeral. After and I think even during the time, you’re preparing, and so on, so forth. Online set, the person is still in shock. I think he’s around six months later, we know everything when all the guests have gone away. And when all the friends have gone, and you decide perhaps to not go back to work here and just try to process it. The need for support comes into that. So I think like I remember having a neighbor, she was always persistent, she would always because I was one of those people that I would rather you tell him when you’re coming. It’s very interesting, but she just used to come to the dice to work. So she will knock on the door. And so, but it was like expected. But when I knew by Niven that I wasn’t really I didn’t really want to, but I used to like I used to be a commie. But because of our persistence, we grew quite close because she was the one who stayed the longest that didn’t give up. So sometimes people just need to have someone to check on you. Because when you check on people as well, you might identify if they’re being depressed, or if they’re becoming low slumping into depression. And that could be when a referral might be needed, maybe to accompany them to GP, or actually arrange an appointment and so on so forth. But I think the more we have people around us, the less chance of lower mood, the more isolated we are, the chances you’re going to fall perhaps into depression.

Lindsay Recknell  19:27

Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. Especially, you know, especially coming out the other side of it. I know from you know, my own past history. At the time. I don’t want to be around anyone, I don’t want to talk to you. I don’t want to share my feelings with you. I don’t want to do all those things. But looking back now recognizing those neighbors, those persistent neighbors that were the best support to help me move through that. Yeah, I don’t think that that can be underestimated. For sure. I can also imagine that that this would be hard work, you know, to to to keep moving forward to try to move forward. What do you say to women and men who are who have experienced that loss? And can’t find a way to take that next step forward? Yet?

Yemi Majekodunmi  20:19

Yeah, most say is, I mean, I’ve I’ve had losses in my life or it’s been the most difficult. It’s the most difficult loss when you lose your spouse for me, I can say. But why would say and I’m saying is what was my what is my bedrock and continues to be was my faith. I know I’ve always been one to read the Scripture, I used to what was when everyone’s gone and all the support has gone and I’m left on my my children have gone to bed. My main solace was to read the Word of God. Because in meditating on the Scripture, I just found strength within or spending time to meditate on the word or I found words in the in the scripture that related to my loss. And I would just meditate and from meditation would come positivity. Because that strengthened my inner core, I feel if you have a inner core that is strong, really strong and grounded. That’s half of the battle. Because what a lot of people are lovers know is even when you’ve lost a spouse, life still goes on. Because I remember even when you wake up on you, the TV still on the news or tennis the lawn, the sun is still shining, people are taking the ball, your life has stopped, at least for that period in time. So what is the anchor that anchors you within? And that was my faith in and I share that even in my podcasts. I know people come from different wham. I always say to people, I’m a Christian. And there’s power in the Word of the Lord. That’s what’s been my anchor. And then I do explain as well, that from being strengthened within, he gives me fearless faith. Like when I had to take certain decisions, or make decisions for my children or so many different things. It enabled me to be fearless in making those decisions. These were decisions, perhaps I would confer with my husband to take, you know, I had to do it myself. But I always found because I’d had my core centered. I was I was fearful. That’s obviously an enemy of apprehension, but I wasn’t as fearful. And that’s, that’s, that’s a that’s why I say to people, really, I found solace in the Word of God.

Lindsay Recknell  22:38

Well, and I love I mean, it’s applicable to all the faiths, religious or otherwise, the point you made about finding an anchor, I think is really, really key, you know, and meditation. So it doesn’t have to be on Bible scripture. It can be on, you know, inspirational quotes or somebody else’s journey. And you spend some time in reflection and self awareness of what that might mean, in your own life. I think it’s that, that anchoring that feels very important there. Because then you can, once you have that anchor in whatever form that takes, it gives you a basis, a foundation with which to draw on that feels, yeah, that feels very helpful, very helpful, spiritual, you know, religious or otherwise, but just connecting to that spirit. And I mean, as you know, I’m sure there’s so much science and research and evidence to support that meditation in that moment of connection with your body and with yourself.

Yemi Majekodunmi  23:45

But can I just say, what can what helps me as well, which was fundamental was, hi found a surviving widow who had walked the journey. And it was, it was such a blessing to me because just to see how she’d come through, it was a daily encouragement to me. So she, we became quite close. And when I saw she was doing so well, or even when I was going to show certain things, I used to bounce ideas with her. Because I actually had passed the age where my children were about to go, it really helped me a lot because every time she said things to me, they were such pearls of wisdom or shoe. Or she says certain things you might not realize. But he made me sort of more fearless as well. It was like, he was very practical, because in spite of our faith, and what our anchor is inside, we still were we’re still physical people, we need visuals. But my main visual was this woman being she was more or less like a mentor to me in so many ways. And so anytime I looked and she and her daughter would do this as awkward if he can do that I can do it. Or if she does this always to go out she was saying so if she go away, we’re talking about finances to drop her it was just amazing. So I always say as well It’s important to identify or I used to read, I used to read women who’ve done quite successfully work through widow who does what else. Another thing that helped me I used to go and look for women who’ve done it, I said was if they can do that, I can do it. There’s no reason why I can’t do it. So resources I used to read a lot as well. Yeah, so those two, what, definitely, if someone who’s already walked the journey, there’s nothing like it.

Lindsay Recknell  25:23

Yeah. And very, very important. I mean, it’s a lot of the reason that I started this podcast, in fact, and bring, you know, beautiful people like you on the show to talk about your journey so that you can inspire others who may be a little bit further behind in the journey. And, you know, look at you and other people as aspirational, like you say, you know, if you see that, that behavior modeled, you can, you know, know that, you can have that for yourself as well. Yeah, I think that’s, I think that’s really, really important to call out, look for those look for those models and mentors. And interesting what you said there about, you know, some of the pearls of wisdom that this lady would speak to you about, and I imagine that she didn’t go into a conversation with you, with intention of, Hey, I gotta fit this in somewhere, you know, it’s gonna have this kind of impact on her. So I gotta, I gotta say that out loud, is fascinating how we don’t know what’s going to impact or what people are going to hear what they’re going to need to hear. And so yeah, it just reinforces that idea of community and having having these models and mentors in our lives. Yeah, yeah. Beautiful. Can you tell us so I imagine that this is how you started your business to support other women with because of the support that you’ve received from your mentor. So do you help? You know, what’s your process to help other grieving widows?

Yemi Majekodunmi  26:53

Okay, my process is I’ve got a framework called widow recovery secrets. And basically processes, I say to people that everyone’s story is different. So when in terms of my coaching, I still feel you have to be widowed at least three years or more, at least three to five years at the moment, I’ve got someone who’s been widowed for over five years, and I think she’s quite dry there, which means she’s now looking at reinventing herself. She knows what she wants, yes, she’s lost House member, she can see she has a vision for what she wants to do in the future, where she sees our posts. So when I work with widows now, in the area of coaching, that’s, that’s the ideal client. However, when I look at the other side, because I did I do have a blog, and the blog was a, I started writing the blog apps a year after I lost my husband, that was for people who are recently widowed. And I look at things like your routine, like, you know, the practical basis, the first six months of how you’re feeling, because I met quite a few widows who lost their husbands and within two weeks about work an hour, and then they obviously weren’t coping, and they had to leave. So I look at areas of like, you need to know you shouldn’t be afraid to find out what you’re entitled to in terms of your employment. Number two, you shouldn’t be afraid to take time out you need timeout is been a major shift in your life. Number three, you are going to feel low, there will be times when you don’t want to get up there times when you don’t even want to even drop your kids off. But you process it every day, one step at a time. So I go to the practicalities. So perhaps the first three months and perhaps what might be happening in six months. And then so in my working out of widowed ebook, I give a timeline in our hour, I do it and encourage people, but still remind people that everyone is different. Some people might do what I did in one more thing, perhaps two weeks. Or I will talk about things like if you’re getting really depressed you might need to get clinical supports for some people because there’s so many other things happening around us like you might have lost your spouse and then there might be another tragedy then you might you might be made redundant. There’s all other additional things. And there’s the other personal things like M loss like that can come with personal shame. That’s why sometimes people withdraw and want to be on their own decisions around you will just totally wants to convince you to hide away because there’s something about the human human nature that when we do lose, it might not be rational to those that do not have not been true, but it’s an element of shame in a lie. Why have I lost miles when everyone’s husband is still alive? What is it about me you know, so that could come with it in a way not want to see your neighbors not want to see your friend or feeling quite inadequate and losing confidence So I thought I’d look at things like how to build your confidence by code because it can kill your confidence, you know, before they were to, and now you’re one. And one thing I remember clearly is, I remember going to a to a dinner event. And that was the first time I entered the room with some other friends. And I officially felt single. And I thought, Oh, my goodness, and I saw the couples and I thought, Oh, my God, it was just really strange. So I talk about different things in my blog. And so there’s so there’s different areas, there’s the woman who is ready to see the future, who is ready to work the future. And I talk a lot about opening your heart to love again, because in by interviewing people from around the world, I’ve come across so many different biases, traditions, where people are more or less judged when they want to start dating again, by saying to people when you’re ready, there’s no reason why you can’t fall in love again, and be open to if it’s what you want. Some people don’t want it. But if you want it, when you’re ready, OpieOP on your side, look out for those things. And in my teachings and stuff, I’ve done things like I’ve got things on dates, and again, block uncovering blockages, how do you know you’re ready to merge today to gain and a lot of positivity, just giving hope to people, because because when I talk on Facebook and live platforms, I talked to say things like, because some women say to me, they’re made to there, they’re still made to their husband. I know they’re still grieving. But to encourage them, I say because we live longer these days. So if you lost yours, when are 30 and you decide not to ever marry, you could be on your own for nearly 60 years. Because we live so even in 70 years, if you’re fortunate to live to 100, as I’m sure if you really look I put in perspective, when you’re feeling stronger, I to encourage you to hope again, and see and so on so forth. Yeah, so those are the things I touch on stuff.

Lindsay Recknell  32:01

It’s beautiful and so, so helpful for whatever stage a person isn’t. And I can imagine that people are that who are listening, or going yes, these are resources that would be super relevant to me. And I mean, this is a podcast about hope. So you I mean, you said the magic words there. I end this show, asking the same question of all of my guests. And that is Yemi, what gives you hope?

Yemi Majekodunmi  32:27

What gives me hope is as long as I’m alive, I’m sure I’ve got greater things to do, and great people to serve. So that’s what gives me hope.

Lindsay Recknell  32:39

That is beautiful. Thank you so so much for sharing your story and your work. You just have such a compassionate and practical experience based away about you. And it’s been a real pleasure to get to know you today. So thank you so much for joining me. Thank you, Lindsay. Enjoy the rest of your day.

Yemi Majekodunmi  32:55

I’m you thank you take care.

Lindsay Recknell  33:00

Yet another incredible story. I mean, I literally say that after every episode, but I wouldn’t publish episodes I didn’t think were incredible. Now what I I mentioned in the introduction, that it’s my sincere privilege to share space with these guests to bring their stories and their expertise to the podcast airwaves. And honestly, I learned so much from their wisdom at the same time. That’s the thing about this work. It’s in the storytelling, the language we use to express our innermost narratives. That’s what has the most power of transformation. Sometimes when we don’t know the words to use, we just won’t say anything at all. And that can lead to negative rumination and the stressors in our lives can lead to burnout. The topic of burnout stress and why the differences between the two matter is something we talk a lot about in my most popular training workshop titled from burnout to hope. In this 60 minute workshop, you’ll learn to apply evidence based strategies and tactics to reverse your feelings of overwhelm and languishing and activate the hope circuit in your brain for a future better than today. It’s transformational, personal, and dare I say, guaranteed to increase your hope levels. You’ve heard me say it 100 times. But I believe that fears louder in the dark and talking about loud about the fears, aspirations, and the anxiety inducing situations we find ourselves in is an amazing way to move towards the transformation of a future better than today. If you’d like to learn more about language, and how you can leverage the science of hope in your life, I’d love to share from burnout to hope training workshop with you. You can find more information about it on my website https://expertinhope.com/burnouttohope. I truly believe that the future will be better than today by taking action over the things we can control and conversations like this really reinforced that hope. Looking forward to keeping the conversation going. So reach out anytime. As always. I’m here when you need me.

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