I had the great pleasure of talking with Alana Sheeren awhile ago - on Skype, with the videos rolling (rolling? well - whatever. They were working)
When Alana asked me to be part of her Transformational Talks I said "Yes!" - I mean, of course, because she's who she is - and her Transformation Talks are deep and beautiful.
I said my "Yes!" fast because basically it scared the bejeezus out of me - I'm only just kinda/sorta getting used to being video-d - and in the Transformation Talk I knew I wouldn't be working from a script - just winging it.
I was a bit nervous (read: fucking big nervous) right before the call, but did yoga and grounding work before our talk - and also asked Alana about getting rid of nerves (she has an acting history) and she told me that they were just part of the process. Then Alana was sooooo gentle and easy to talk to - so I relaxed (sort of)…
But when the video went live last Thursday I had what Brené Brown calls "a vulnerability hangover". Oh. My. Word. I realized that I'd talked about a lot of things that I'd never discussed publicaly before - and I noticed the faces (eyebrow-raising stuff that's quite amazing, actually!) I made - and ohhhhhhhhmy - yep, "vulnerability hangover"!
I'm good with the video now - as a matter of fact I LOVE our talk's depth. And, of course, I want to share it with YOU.
Here are a few tweets that Alana put up as she shared about our Transformation Talk:
- A lovely convo w/ @squarepegkaren on celebrating what's right, losing a baby & unschooling
- From grieving parent to recovering psychotherapist to square-peg life support
- New #TransformationTalk: @squarepegkaren on why she'd have to use her magic wand decoratively
- On being drawn to that space between life & death. @squarepegkaren in new #TransformationTalk
Wanna see? Here's the link (and check out Alana's other Transformation Talks - it's a fantastic series!).
fyi, we have a Square-Peg People Interview of Alana Sheeren which I love - come meet her!
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