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Jan. 22, 2021

052 - The Land of the Unknown

052 - The Land of the Unknown

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.


WOW! Don’t we all feel like we are just navigating through the Land of the Unknown?!

In today’s episode, Dr. Merry revisits chapter 20 in her book The Fully Lived Life to talk us through her new season in the Land of The Unknown. Merry honestly takes us into her current season of stepping away from the practice she began in 1997!

Filled with hope and reflection, Merry is currently taking the time to rest, dream and wait on what lies ahead as she navigates the mess and unknowns of this current season.

So What?

What is your Land of the Unknown?  Globally, we are in a big waiting time as we anticipate the end of this Covid 19 pandemic. Let’s all lean into the Therapeutic tips and Life Coaching tips to help each other through this.

Now What?

Therapeutic exercises:

  1. Where are you refusing to surrender control of your life? Insisting that you MUST KNOW before you’re willing to step forward in faith?
  2. Look at the pain points in your life today, the areas that cause you the greatest stress, worry, or disappointment. Could God be asking you to surrender to him in that area?
  3. Ask God to show you what is preventing you from living full out for him. And then consider what a life of adventure with God looks like for you.
  4. What might be the next thing - be it big or small - that he is asking you to do?

Life Coaching:

  1. What’s nagging at you that if you could change it you would?
  2. What are the areas of joy and wonder in your life and how much of it do you experience in a week?
  3. Remember the Pie chart we did a while ago? It may be time to revisit that exercise and pin it up on the bathroom mirror as a reminder of what you want more of and less of in your life.
  4. Draw what looks like a pie on an 8 x 10 sheet of paper. Over the last week what has brought joy, what has been drudgery, what good habits are carrying you through this time? - Section off the pie into pieces that reflect how much of each you experience.


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

Parker J. Palmer https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B001C34LL8/