We’re just a couple of weeks out from the end of 2020, a time when many people are likely thinking, FINALLY, THIS YEAR IS ALMOST OVER. In Episode 219, the last official episode of 2020, we reflect on this year of many feelings.
We’ve landed at the mother of all holiday months; a time that people typically gather in churches, synagogues, homes, or somewhere else. In Episode 218 of the Edit Your Life podcast, Christine and I talk about what we learned from our Thanksgiving experiences, and how to navigate holiday grief and joy, including what we’re embracing and leaning into this holiday season.
Post-election, Christine and I have more mental bandwidth for entertainment and learning. In Episode 217 of the Edit Your Life podcast, we share what we’re reading, watching, and experimenting with creatively and educationally. For links to resources we’ve mentioned, read the show notes on the Edit Your Life website.
I’m a writer who hasn’t been writing much. My creative energy is only now starting to peek out from under a year of personal grief, political anxiety, and pandemic reality. That energy feels like…hope. A shy hope that gradually emerged as the darkness of grief began to recede, and perked up when the 2020 election was called, and news of upcoming COVID vaccines appeared.
My gut is pointing me toward storytelling, because I believe stories can help us heal. I don’t have much more to go on than that, so while I loosen up my rusty writing fingers, I figure the best thing I can do is to read good stories. But where to begin?
I asked my friends to tell me their favorite storytellers (from any genre) and BOY did they come through.
Ever since the 2020 Presidential election was called for Joe Biden, there’s been talk about the need for national healing.
There’s no doubt we must tend to the wounds our country has suffered. We must step away from the precipice of division and rancor we’ve been pushed toward for the last four years. But how? What does “healing” even mean on a national scale?
Christine and I offer a look behind the curtain of how things went down for us around the election, and talk about what’s next.