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In April 2023, I listened to a book called ‘Let Your Life Speak’ by Parker J. Palmer. This book is all about not telling yourself what you’re going to do with your life, but instead, listening for the calling placed on your life so you can step into your God given gifts. I loved this book so much I ended up buying the hard copy, and just recently, I decided to crack it open! I read this book during winter, and not just any part of winter, but the cold, dead of winter (like..wind chills of -46 where I live in the Midwest).
I know so many of us can resonate with the ups and downs in life, and especially, those challenging ‘winter’ seasons that are bound to happen. In this episode, I talk more about how the seasons of our lives usually match nature’s seasons, the crisp clarity and opportunity that can come from those cold, dark winters we experience in our lives, how to actually face your winters head-on, and more.
I’ve learned from experience that getting out into our personal winters (like those frigid Midwestern winters), is better weathered with the appropriate gear, like love and warmth that comes from genuine human connection. The next time you find yourself facing life’s winter seasons, don’t be afraid to wrap up in the warmth of a relationship, and step out into it!
In this episode, Facing Life’s Winter Seasons, we cover:
- How the seasons of our lives tend to mimic nature’s seasons
- The clarity and opportunity that can still arise from the cold and dark ‘winters’ we experience in our own lives
- Why we must face our personal winters head-on
- Some of my own tried and true ways that have helped me get through my own ‘winters’
Resources & Links:
- Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation by Parker J. Palmer
- Good Movement Trainings
- Good Movement 1:1 Coaching Membership
- Learn more about T’s coaching, group trainings, and self-guided learning
- Shop FFB
- Good Movement music by: Aaron Espe
- Podcast produced by: Jill Carr Podcasting
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More about the Good Movement Draws Good Movement podcast:
In stockmanship (the art and science of handling cattle in a safe, effective, low-stress manner), we have this phrase . . . good movement draws good movement.
It’s this thing that happens when we ask a small group of cattle, maybe a cow, or a pair to move out in a certain direction and their movement draws the whole herd into moving in the same direction.
Good movement happens when we approach the cattle with a positive attitude, read and really listen to what they’re telling us, and communicate accordingly.
We don’t approach the aware, flighty cattle the same as we do the tame, docile cattle. We adjust ourselves, our energy, and approach, and communicate with each differently.
These adjustments help us effectively draw good movement from each, which then draws good movement from the herd. But it starts with us.
The same is true for humans. Good movement starts with us.
Welcome to Good Movement Draws Good Movement, the podcast where farmers, ranchers, and rural folks can grow relationally through awareness, understanding, and effective communication.
Hey, it’s me – T. I’m your host, and I, along with my guests, will be covering topics related to drawing good movement – things like self and social awareness, brain science, positive psychology, extending grace, and so much more.
We’ll share tools that can help you understand why you are the way you are, why others are the way they are, and how you can use that to step out of self-told lies with grace and compassion to draw good movement in conversations, relationships, and life in rural America.
Tune in every Tuesday and make sure to hit subscribe so you never miss an episode! Let’s go draw good movement!