When Carlyn discovered she was adopted through an Ancestry DNA test, it felt like a tsunami hit her. Initially, she felt shock, anger, abandonment, sadness and grief. Her identity got pulled out from her. Everything started to unravel. What got her through it all what her profound sense of gratitude. She was able to move through it all and put the pieces back together again. She shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
– start a gratitude practice
– gratitude makes us more resilient
– whatever emotion you’re going through is not permanent
– there’s a greater gift on the other side
– just breathe and let it go
– don’t add layers of judgement
– live in the now
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This was a fantastic podcast. Your comments framed my listening journey.
Alice, thank you for your kind words. I’m so glad that you enjoyed the episode!