Episode 33 of the Empowered Podcast features Elaine Astrue.
You'll hear Elaine talk about a life-changing event that occurred in 2008. She'll share with us her motivation story about finding your purpose, leading with empathy, and living a full life.
To find healing and a path forward after injury.
How Elaine defines empowerment:
Finding your purpose. Finding who you were meant to be in the world. If you're really honest about that, and you're really authentic about that, it sort of flows like a spring of water inside of you; you can't keep it down.
What Elaine and I talked about:
Since you decided to face your fears and charge forward, what have you stopped doing?
I try to take public transit whenever I can. I've noticed that it gives me more mental space. I have also had to stop shopping because it is too overwhelming now.
And mostly, I've had to stop being critical as my first impulse. I've had to become more accepting and give up that knee-jerk criticism reaction.
What was the last movie you saw?
We have an old movie theater close to us, so I saw the Marx Brothers', A Day at the Races.
EPIC Question 1: What is one tip, or one piece of advice you can give people who have gone through a traumatic event?
To those who have gone through a trauma, find help. Rely on other people. Assume there will be someone with good intentions who has been through it who can help you.
EPIC Question 2: What would you say to people who haven't faced a trauma, but maybe need to realign their goals with what's really important?
And to those who haven't faced a trauma: It took a traumatic event for me to change, so I would say to you, don't wait. Be proactive.
Resources and Links Mentioned in This Episode:
- Read: My Stroke of Insight, by Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D.
- Read: The Tao of Abundance by Laurence G. Boldt
- Get help: Services for Brain Injury
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Connect with Elaine!
- Web – http://www.route66ajourney.com/
- Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
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