Making Peace with an Unexpected Life [Podcast S03E09]

An Interview with Michele Cushatt, Author of ‘Undone’

Welcome to Season 3, Episode 9 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this ninth episode, I turn the tables a bit and interview Michele Cushatt about her new book, Undone: A Story of Making Peace with an Unexpected Life.

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As I said in my review Monday, Undone is one of the best memoirs I’ve ever read. It’s a book that will give you clarity, courage, and the commitment we always talk about on this podcast. More than anything, it will help us see that our lives our a gift.

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In this interview with Michele, you’ll discover:

  • How gratitude can serve as our lifeline in hard times.
  • Why fear and anxiety can be worse than the potential trials we face.
  • Why true strength is being willing to admit we need help.
  • What our vantage point has to do with how we experience hardship.
  • How embracing difficulty sometimes makes room for miracles.

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You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript of this episode here, courtesy of Ginger Schell, a professional transcriptionist, who does all my transcriptions.

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My favorite part of doing these podcasts is participating in the conversation they provoke. Each week, I ask one question. This week, it is this:

Question: How do you handle hardship when you find yourself in the middle of a crisis? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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