Mary Jane Hurley Brant, psychotherapist and author of the book When Every Day Matters is Colleen’s guest on the podcast this week. MJ shares her deep perspective on dealing with loss, finding our passions and learning to accept the life that’s in front of us.
She is no stranger to loss having endured so much yet she continues to have a positive attitude and live her life fully. She gets real with us right away sharing the tragic loss of her father and later her daughter. She shares that we are all indeed wounded in some way but that we can continue to have joy and purpose in our lives. She truly believes that we have to talk about things and to get to our core being. She shares some tips for stepping into your own life and will inspire you do just that even when you have some real life challenges.
We learn how MJ was inspired to start the support group, Mothers Finding Meaning Again. We talk about the power of community, healing and moving forward even when it is hard. MJ epitomizes the theme of the podcast which is creating the life that you want even when things aren’t easy. She definitely is bold, brave and authentically herself!
This is definitely a must listen to podcast as you will come away feeling inspired to live your truth, share your story, be bold in your life and to love deeply. There is so much wisdom and honesty and vulnerability that I think you will really get a lot from listening to this podcast with MJ.
To learn more about MJ and read some of her insightful blogs as well as her contact info, her website is Mary Jane Hurley Brant . Her email is maryjanebrant AT gmail.com .
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. Winston Churchill
This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man. Farewell, my blessing season this in thee! – Shakespeare
MJ shared several books and resources that she recommended to Colleen and on the podcast.
- When Every Day Matters: A Mother’s Memoir on Love, Loss and Life by Mary Jane Hurley Brant
Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach
Necessary Losses by Judith Viorst
- Cinderella and Her Sisters by Ann Belford Ulanov
- Mothers Finding Meaning Again Facebook Group
She was kind enough to ask me to share the Be Bold, Be Brave, Be YOU Facebook page, so you can find us on the link above.