Episode 217: What Trees Can Teach Us About Living with Joy Marie Clarkson

Hole In My Heart Podcast

Friday, March 8, 2024 - 41 minutes

This is a very gentle but powerful episode. 

Since having the conversation, I (Laurie) can’t stop seeing the people-as-trees metaphor everywhere.

How? You’re just going to have to listen to find out. :)  

// Highlights:

  • “We all have the seasons in life. We can’t expect the same things of ourselves in every single season. When we don’t experience seasons that are fruitful or blooming, it doesn’t mean that something is wrong with us, it can just mean we are in a different season.” —Joy Marie Clarkson
  • “You can’t have buds and the blooms [on a tree] without ... the old leaves dying.” —Joy Marie Clarkson
  • “I had cleared the land of my life of all the things that seemed ‘pointless’ … In doing that, I made the field of my life infertile and barren. ” —Joy Marie Clarkson

// Question of the Week:

What do you accidentally buy too much of at the grocery store? (You have grocery-nesia?)


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