Hi everyone, Yvonne Heath here from Love Your Life to Death.
I have been sharing monthly (or however often…) life lessons I have learned along the way. In my 27 year nursing career and in the last five years of interviewing so many people and having amazing conversations,
I have learned so much.
This lesson is truly what I learned when I wanted to write my book
and I sent out one email. I said I wanted people’s stories. I wanted to
hear about people in the deep trenches of grief, getting through,
what helped them through and finding joy in their lives again.
What I realized in that moment ( I didn’t know If people would
respond to my request) and here we are years later and the stories
have not stopped coming in!
In my book I was so honoured to share peoples stories ages 11 to 101,
I have my #IJustShowedUp radio show, my #RealLifeTalks television
show and I have been on many podcasts. What I have realized is that
we all have a story we want to tell. In sharing our stories
un-apologetically, knowing that some of these stories are really
hard and challenging is what helps us heal. We can make a difference
for others on their journey. For someone to say, I am not alone, I am
not the only person who has gone through this, and if they can do
this and find joy again, so can I.
I have un-apologetically shared my messy story, I have been through
all kinds of things and I am OK with that. I want to hear people’s
stories with no judgement and forget the stigma. We all of our stories.
It does not matter if we are rich or poor or everyone in between.
We all have value, we all matter and we need to be validated.
If you have a story that you have been keeping to yourself because
you feel ashamed or embarrassed, put that aside and share your story. This is how we heal ourselves and each other. And know that if you
need a safe place to share your story, know that I am always a
listening ear and I hope others can be too! Thanks!
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Yvonne Heath is a Canadian leader, Transformational Speaker, Blogger, Television Host, Author and Creator of the #IJustShowedUp movement.
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