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Weekly Affirmation: I am a fighter. I am empathetic. I am not alone. I trust myself. I am worthy of connection and love.
Do you ever struggle with trusting yourself and your body? Or just need to know that your feelings are totally normal? Our guest today opens up about some of those moments in her life and how we can choose to show up with vulnerability – even when we don’t have all of the answers.
Our guest: Amy Geis Lorsch is an amazing singer/songwriter that I came across while podcast bingeing, and I’m so glad I did! She writes this raw, vulnerable music that so many people connect with. She attended Brigham Young University and participated in their music group: BYU Noteworthy. She’s a Utah native, but has also spent time in the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica. She talks about songwriting with so much passion, and as a way to be there for each other, which is something we all need right now.
10 Things Pain Can Teach Us If We Let It:
- You are a fighter.
- Pain can always lead to beauty – even if it’s not right away.
- Sometimes the most special part about hitting rock bottom is being able to connect with others. You are not alone in what you’re feeling, and you’re not crazy!
- Therapy is awesome 😉
- Relating with each other doesn’t have to take away from your grief; it helps you get through it.
- Listen to your body, and trust yourself.
- It’s okay to not have a solution.
- Stay genuine. Raw, brutal honesty is a way to normalize the things that we struggle with!
- Be around people, and follow people on social media, who inspire you to make progress toward your goals.
- Sometimes being afraid to say something is a sign that that’s exactly what you need to say.
Journal Prompt: Is there an experience you’ve been through that you feel like could help someone else?
Homework! Look for opportunities to share that experience. In high school, I used to ride the city bus, and I had so many conversations that made my life better – some strange ones, for sure, but there’s something about all “being in the same boat” together as Amy put it, so look for ways that you can listen. You can write music, if that’s something you enjoy, you can chat with a neighbor, or reach out to someone you know that’s had a hard week or month. Just keep your eyes open!
❤ Jenny and Joe