Feb. 28, 2020
015 - Growth and Freedom through Facing Reality
Welcome to The Fully Lived Life podcast! A podcast for those who are longing to pursue the full life and want to break free from anything that holds them back. Listen in as two friends - a psychologist, Dr. Merry and a life coach, Gillian - talk about life, love and purpose - with wisdom, humour and transparency - through the lens of science, psychology, and life experiences.
In today’s episode, we talk about facing our current life realities and how to move forward to growth and freedom in our lives.
What we resist persists. Woah - that's an ouch! What and how do we resist our reality and get caught in stuck patterns?
How do we get so far down the road in our “stuckness” before we notice we are stuck again?
Merry reminds us that growth is a lifelong journey and to be gentle and compassionate with ourselves as we face up to reality.
We encourage our listeners to take some time and think about your life:
How you handle your relationships
How you handle your work
How you handle your thought life
How you handle your emotions
You may recognize a stuck pattern that you are in denial about or are running from.
Shame and secondary gains may be preventing you from experiencing growth and freedom.
Have you hit rock bottom with an area of your life? Dr. Merry says that is a good thing because the pain of staying where you are needs to be greater than the pain of the changes you need to make to move forward.
Facing our reality allows us to grow, repair and move forward through it to health!
We provide an exercise to help you navigate where you may be stuck right now because we want you to experience great freedom in your life. We know you can do it!
We are cheering you on!
Dr. Merry’s book: https://amzn.to/2rCrJyI
Dr. Merry’s videos: https://bit.ly/377eFR0
Dr. Merry’s website: https://drmerry.com
Dr. Lin & Associates: http://drlinandassociates.com
Gillian’s Website: https://gillianmcshane.com
Referenced book: Chazown: https://amzn.to/38h0E4g