Healing and recovery inspire me.
Welcome to the 17th episode of Giving Back Insights, my Thursday solo show where I talk about how our guests and their charities serve others, to explore actions each of can take to make a difference in people’s lives and to share. Today I’m talking about Re-connecting and writing a book. Listen to today’s episode and don’t forget to give your feedback and valuable comment. Enjoy!
The picture in the cover is by Bryan Farley Photography. It’s Bryan and his two beautiful kids, Emily and Mason. He looks happy, doesn’t he?
Bryan and I recently re-connected after 27 years. We were pretty close in college and fell right into a very natural conversation.
He wrote a blog called “The Effect of Butterfly Suicides And Maroon 45” about his father’s death. Bryan’s dad died on August 16th, 2004. He took his own life, a permanent solution to a temporary problem.
In our conversation, Bryan said something about my father, who died when I was in college before we met. I was really touched that he even remembered that we were on vacation when my dad died. He and I are both still processing our loss.
In the course of our conversation, it was interesting that we were at such similar points in our lives. Plus that he’s as authentic and genuine as ever. One of the things he talked about is finding his voice. What an amazing perspective he could lend with his background in women’s studies! And as a suicide survivor. And as someone with epilepsy.
I thought about what I’ve learned from so many amazing guests and what I’d want to share with Bryan. Something to help him move in the direction of his passion and dreams of serving others.
What I came back to is that wonderful picture of Bryan and his kids, and how happy he is. That the best place for him to start is right here, right now, being fully present and joyful in the moment. I am so grateful we re-connected, and look forward to 27 years together.
Love & Gratitude,