Brave Enough + podcast link
Podcast episode on grief, empty nest syndrome, menopause and rediscovering who we are when change is thrust upon us ....
Well, we rise today after our national period of mourning and having celebrated the incredible life of the Queen yesterday in what was a spectacular state funeral. I was very proud of ‘us’ and everyone who made it the global event it was. Apparently, 4 billion people tuned in from around the world making it the most watched broadcast in history. And it’s not the first time the Queen has broken television records either, her Coronation was the first to be televised, reaching over 27 million in the UK alone - in 1953!
Unsurprisingly, grief is something that we’ve all found ourselves talking about perhaps more than usual. It’s a deep pain that gets into your bones, as we talk about in this episode. It’s not about getting over it though, or waiting for it to go away, it’s about learning to live with it, and that takes time. Some days are harder than others, and some events bring it to the surface, as we have experienced over these last couple of weeks.
This episode was recorded a few weeks ago and I had no idea that the timing would be such as this. I talk to Jo Moseley, who found herself feeling at the end of herself after her own journey of grief and in the midst of menopause. Almost accidentally she turned it around and literally paddled her way out. She’s now a filmmaker, podcaster and writer, and the first woman to stand up paddleboard the 162 coast to coast trail from the west to the east coast of England. She says she’s just an ordinary person, which of course we all are, but it just goes to show that if we are brave enough, we can do anything…
You can connect with Jo on social media @healthyhappy50 or you can find out more about her on her website, you can download her film Brave Enough, and find her podcast, The Joy of SUP here as well as on all the usual platforms and you can order the book by clicking on it below.
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Have a great week and I do hope you love this episode as much as I did!