Straight Talk for a Curvy World is a podcast about life after 40 and the challenges women face. Host Ann Peck, talks to women (and a few men) some you’ve never heard of - and some you have… about the things we don’t talk about… the things we keep inside because we feel ashamed, confused or fear we’ll be judged. These conversations cover the messy stuff, like grief, death, divorce & hormones. Losing the money, losing our minds, losing ourselves… we talk about sex, dating and starting over… the second half of life, building a business, pursuing a passion and following a dream… and we talk about love.
February 4th, 2016
Episode 23 of 58 episodes
A Special Passage for Renee “Deep in the wintry parts of our minds we are hardly stock and know there is no such thing as work-free transformation. We know that we will have to burn to the ground in one way or another and then sit right in the ashes of who we once thought we were and go from there.” Originally from Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés and was copied by Angeles Arrien for The Second Half of Life. The Servant Leader While the title denotes a religious affiliation, being a servant leader doesn’t mean you must give up a life of children and the joys of family. Leading people through the gift of service simply means you give back to your community through your gifts of time, talent and treasure. Women tend to be drawn to this environment naturally, because they inherently put others’ needs ahead of their own. In other words, you are probably already being a servant leader, and there is also a degree available in this discipline if you want to embrace your empathy. Resentment As with most people, even givers have a tipping point. One day while working at a homeless shelter, Renee helped to prepare a meal that was better than the ones she was able to provide for her family. These experiences made her pause, but not give up her cause. She continued serving others even when the burdens of guilt rested upon her like a heavy blanket. The Need to be Remembered Knowing she was born to be a worker bee, Renee embraces her gifts. This deep, philosophical understanding led her to her legacy writing project. She started writing 40 things about herself and quickly realized this information was invaluable. Renee in turn named her journal “The Abundance Journal of Gratitude”. In this journal, she vows to capture the values and beliefs that define her and should be passed on to her children. The timeless author Stephen Covey noted there are 4 needs all people have. People need to: Live Love Learn Leave a legacy Renee Liming started Lessons for Tomorrow to help people fulfill all of those basic needs in 2013. She assists women in extracting life values, lessons and wisdom from their personal journeys in a program designed to share information with the next generation. She is available for retreats, one-on-ones, and long distance workshops. You You are the reason we are here. If you would like to join the private Curvy World Community on Facebook, we would love to have you. And many podcast subscribers have requested Ann’s “I am habits” document. To receive a copy simply text “I am habits” to 44222.
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