Our theme these two months is Courageous Conversations.
It’s Big! And sometimes uncomfortable. To get a return on our investment, we must invest in our authenticity and vulnerability. We will have to be perfectly imperfect and receive, in love, information about issues that may be uncomfortable to think about, deal with, anticipate, and forgive. We will contemplate, evaluate, learn about, be surprised by, and celebrate.
We discovered during previous shows that the ability to have a courageous conversation is often a process, a journey, not an event. It does not always just happen when it logically should; sometimes, one must grow into it. And sometimes courageous conversations happen in and stay in our heads or our hearts. Sometimes our courageous conversations are dressed in silence.
We all have times or seasons when it requires courage to make it from one moment to the next, take the next step, or say the next word. And sometimes, we let fear, shame, and guilt demonize our potential to overcome.
But for now, we are pausing in a place where we can be mirrors for one another; our goal is to understand better topics that don’t make it into polite conversations or the dinner table. We will look beyond and behind terms like human trafficking, domestic violence, child abuse, opioid poisoning, homelessness, and developmental and intellectual disabilities into their potential causes, effects, victims, stakeholders, and necessary courageous conversations.
Join my guest, Ms. Susan Young, mother of a trafficking survivor, as she courageously shares a kaleidoscope of related emotions, lessons that had to be learned, myths that had to be busted, and her growing commitment to join the army to prevent human trafficking.
You are not alone.
You are not your circumstances.
You have everything within you to live a purpose-filled life.