Why I created a podcast and what it even is
When something terrible happens to you...
something that people can in no way relate to unless they've been through it;
something that people make assumptions about;
something that cannot be simply explained, taught or understood;
something that changes you;
something that makes you different...
It leaves you with a message... a purpose... a mission...
I am sharing my message partly because I want people to understand what has made me behave a certain way and how my thoughts and feelings have been so vastly different from how I appear, and mostly because I don't want what happened to me to happen to others.
I know how awful it was to go through and wouldn't wish it on ANYONE.
The effects of trauma are NOT visible. How many people do you know of that committed suicide who "seemed to be the nicest, happiest people" and nobody expected it?
I want to make a change because I realise some of the ways our societal behavior contributes to and allows terrible things to happen, and allows those affected by trauma to feel so isolated and alone or different and unfitting.
I know that sharing my message will provide a great service because knowledge is light.
When we know what to look for, we can make informed decisions that are in the best interest of our safety and that of our loved ones. We can protect ourselves and others from predators when we share things like the signs of abuse because trauma is most often not obvious.
A podcast is a digital audio file available on the internet for download. I record conversations between myself and my guests from my home and upload them ready for you to listen to in your own time!
It is a platform for conversation and storytelling used to inform, educate, connect and share.
My mission is to share with you the knowledge I've gained through the darkness, and the stuff that helped me on my path - but it isn't all about me.
My inspiring guests also share their own intimate stories of overcoming trauma in its varying forms in their own lives.
My favourite part is when they share their unique tips - there is always something for you to take away.
Never underestimate the power of communication.
What has been a help to us through our own challenges is often a great reminder to others of what they can reach for within.
I believe the sharing of our stories is the blanket of love that weaves between us all and connects us.
It's the virtual hug that lets you know you're not alone.
Right now, you can listen on iTunes or Libsyn