We all suffer heartbreak of some kind-loss of a loved one, divorce, illness, loss of a job or home and seek to understand why these losses and traumas happened to us and how we’ll make it through in one piece.
Whatever the form, loss leaves us heartbroken, vulnerable raw and in fear of the unknown.
Sometimes the healing is quick and sometimes it takes weeks, months or years.
In the face of adversity and loss, we all fall down, but it’s how you get up and stand and step forward that reveals who you are.
Which path you choose boils down to one question:
Are you going to be a victim?
Or are you going to be a hero?
In today’s episode I am speaking with Kristine Carlson. After the unexpected loss of her husband, she resolved to find hope in the midst of heartache. As she recovered, she ultimately discovered a new dream and a life filled with passion.
In her new book From Heartbreak To Wholeness: The Hero’s Journey to Joy she shares her personal journey of loss, healing and transformation. She lays out a map to help the reader to take the hero’s journey to recovery and awaken a deep love affair with life.
I received an early copy of the book and it’s written so beautifully. With powerful exercises in self-inquiry and reflection, with great story telling, Kristine will hold your hand and guide you to write your own heroic story of healing.
About my guest
Kristine Carlson is a New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and leader in the field of transformation. After collaborating with her late husband Dr. Richard Carlson to create a publishing industry phenomenon with the Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff series—selling more than 25 million copies worldwide—today, Kris is emerging as a profound teacher in the areas that matter most to the human heart: how to heal and how to love.
Kris has captivated readers around the world with her previous six books, which includes Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff in Love; Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Women; Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms; An Hour to Live, An Hour to Love: The True Story of the Best Gift Ever; and Heartbroken-Open: A Memoir Through Loss to Self Discovery. In her forthcoming book, From Heartbreak to Wholeness: The Hero’s Journey to Joy, she offers a process for healing that goes beyond common prescriptions for getting through the pain of heartbreak of all kinds. She takes readers by the hand, giving them a life-altering map for navigating the journey from loss to joy—one that can awaken them to a deep love affair with life.
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