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How Recording My Podcast Healed Old Wounds & Made Me A Better Person


When I decided to start my podcast, Reframed with Randy Silkwood, I was a nervous wreck. Although having a podcast had been a long aspiration I wasn't sure if I was ready to open up about my experiences and share them with the world. Coaching clients was something I've done for nearly 5 years and talking one on one wasn't the issue, the issue here was that I had no idea who I would be talking to and there are so many questions that ran through my mind; What equipment did I need? Was what I had to say going to be interesting enough, was I going to be good enough? Would I be judged?

Looking back now I can tell you that the process of recording the episodes and speaking openly about my experiences was incredibly therapeutic and healing. It helped me to deal with some old wounds that I had been holding onto for far too long. And I am a better person for having gone through the process. It taught me that everyone has a powerful story and experiences that are not only separate from ours but we are all a lot more alike than different. The first few episodes were something I enjoyed creating, but when it came to hitting that publish button I was always anxious and yet each episode brought me farther along on my own journey, rather I knew it or not.

One of the most powerful episodes that I recorded was with my friend Amber, who is an amazing woman who has turned her life around after a history of alcoholism and a car accident that changed her life forever. She is now sober and living a meaningful and purposeful life. Her story is so inspiring and it was such an honor to be able to share it with my listeners.

Amber's story is a reminder that no matter how far we have fallen, or how badly we have messed up, we always have the power to turn our lives around and create something beautiful. Her story is also a reminder of the importance of speaking our truth and sharing our experiences with others. When we open up and share our stories, we never know who we might inspire or help. And that is one of the most powerful things about podcasts - they can reach people all over the world and touch their lives in a real and meaningful way.

The episode that changed my life forever was when I interviewed Mary Jo Heyen, published author and Natural Dreamwork practitioner. She shared her thoughts on fear, life, and death but also admitted after the show she was not going to receive treatment for cancer. This episode was so powerful and it made me think about my relationship with fear and how I deal with it in my own life.

Mary Jo's courage and honesty were so inspiring and her insight made me question a lot of things in my own life. After the show, I felt like I had been given a gift - the gift of clarity and perspective. And I am so grateful to her for being brave enough to share her story with me and with the world a lot of beautiful things just a few months before her passing. She was a clear example of the adage "When the student is ready, the teacher will appear."

The podcast caused me to focus on healing the family tree and how through two episodes on the topic I was able to make amends with my family and enter a new era of peace and love. In the two-part episode, I interviewed my birth mother who lost custody and parental rights of me when I was just 11 months old. And I also interviewed my adoptive mother who raised me from the age of 11 months.

Reconnecting with my birth mother and hearing her story was so healing for me. And it also allowed me to see my entire life narrative in a new light. I realized how I was loved. This new perspective allowed me to enter into a new era of peace and love with my family. And I am so grateful for that and the effects that the episodes had reconnecting me with family I had carried deep wounds for a very long time.

After the show's finale, I began to take my spiritual journey very seriously and decided to focus my energy on my path instead of being stuck in a place of displeasure. This was a huge turning point for me and it has led to so much growth and transformation in my life. I am now more focused and dedicated to my spiritual practice than ever before and I am so grateful for that.

The show has also created some amazing opportunities for me to connect with some incredible people. I have been able to interview some of the most inspiring and wise people on the planet and it has been an honor and a privilege. I have learned so much from them and their stories have touched my heart in a very deep way. I am so grateful for the connections that I have made through the show and I know that they will continue to enrich my life in many ways.

The first season of the Reframed with Randy Silkwood podcast was an incredible journey for me. I learned so much about myself and how to heal from my past. I also had the opportunity to connect with some amazing people who have inspired and transformed me in many ways. I am so grateful for all that I have learned and experienced through the podcast and I am looking forward to the next season and all of the journeys it will take me on. Thank you for joining me on this amazing journey!



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