YSiG is a podcast that explores what treasures we can mine from the lowest moments of our lives. From the micro to the macro; ie a most embarrassing moment to a full blown midlife crisis. There is always something we can first find humor in... and then alchemize the rest from traumatic to wisdom.
Yeah, you just might find enlightenment! If not... you'll definitely find permission, that you don't need, to fully integrate your most unlovable traits and shameful stories of your own.
Your spinout is gorgeous after all, and so is mine.
In this very special episode of the podcast, I sit down with Lauri Taylor to discuss the period of her life when she and her family were upended by the disappearance of her mother.
Found 10 days later, beaten and battered across the Mexican border, Lauri began working with law enforcement to find her Mother's killer, only to sadly discover, after a grueling 4 years, that her mother had not been murdered. Lauri's Mother, it was discovered, had actually died by suicide.
Lauri has now found purpose as a crusader for mental health advocacy, and greater awareness, more compassion, and less stigma in our conversations about these topics; subjects begging for more nuance in the way we speak about, perceive and process them.
We explore her thoughts, experiences, and where she has arrived to today in depth. Lauri is a treasure-trove of knowledge, wisdom and perspective. Her candor is a gift to us all, as is her ability to crystalize these concepts for us in story.
Lauri has written a book about these events called "The Accidental Truth" which can be found and purchased here:
Lauri's website is: http://lauri-taylor.com
In this episode, I speak with a woman who entered my life about eight years ago when I was still married. She had grown up with my then-husband, and our worlds collided when my husband revisited his home-town, and they had in intimate encounter in the orchard that he had proposed to me in.
We are definitely spill some tea, but this is actually an episode about forgiveness, processing a spinout, introspection, connection, and many other themes surprising themes, given the topic.
Finding it a somewhat common experience that it's easier to blame anyone or anything, even an inanimate object such as a condom, when peering up from the rubble of a collapsing union; we explore why the journey to taking accountability is so much more rewarding... no matter how long it takes to get there.
In this episode I speak with Owner and Proprietor of Simple Modern Therapy, Heather Holmgren, about her experience getting pregnant and having a baby at age 16.
Though this event was meant to be shameful and derail her life and ambitions, she found a way to find meaning in the experience, and to embrace it as a beautiful part of herself and her journey.
Her thoughts regarding this topic, her subsequent marriage and divorce, and marriage and mid-life in general are salient and precient. As a marriage and family therapist who has allowed herself to experience and witness a wide spectrum of life's experience, she not only brings wisdom in spades, but her ability to parse these concepts, woven with story, revealing who she is along the way, is a gift for us.
Heather can be found at simplemodern.org
In this episode, I speak with Pro-Age Health & Life Coach Julie Scott about her marriage and subsequent affair with a woman acquaintance.
Julie was raised to a be the quintessential 'good girl' -doing everything right... getting married, working, adulting. But life served her up a nice heaping plate of 'is this all there is' pretty quick. And she found herself pushing boundaries and testing the limits of the constraints placed upon her.
Through her spinout she both lost herself and found a more honest and authentic version.
She now guides other women through their journeys of loss through healing. You can find more information about her life, work and book at:
In this episode, I introduce the theme and intention for this podcast. I speak with my good friend, Heather Holmgren, who is a sage so imbued with wisdom on this topic. She is a marriage and family therapist, who is as real and authentic as they come. Heather can be reached at Simplemodern.org
I also speak with my friend Jacqui, who so generously offers her real lived experience that dovetails with this topic. Divorce brought her to the depths, but did not keep her there.
I discuss my fears and inhibitions that have kept me stagnant for years. Thank you so much for connecting with me here. It is a privilege and an honor. I'd love to connect more tangibly at natalieque.com.
Welcome friend! So glad you're here with me, exploring what we can learn from the worst moments and times of our lives, as in invitation for whole-self integration... that's right, loving the totality of ourselves, even the ugly parts, and the full spectrum of our lives, not just our fleeting pinnacles of success and achievement.
This trailer introduces a bit about what you can expect from my pod. The ethos being; Don't love me for the mask I wear, don't adore me for the veneer you see on social media, don't applaud me for the image I project to you! I want to show you my whole self, and let you be the judge, and I invite others who will be guests here to do the same!
Although at times I hope it will be found poignant, I think in a lot of ways we are sitting at the intersection of comedy and self-development.
I will be having entrepreneurs, comedians, people in my life who have interesting stories to share, authors, magnates, sovereigns, witches, bitches all mining the caverns of their spinouts for the treasures surely contained within. The experiences they share are just the backdrops for the feelings they felt, and what they learned about themselves and the world in the process.
Commune with us!
I can't wait for your subscriptions and 5-star reviews! Thank you in advance haha.
My website is natalieque.com for more information.