Podcast Discussion : Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations with Cheryl Strayed
Happy Tuesday!!! We are doing another podcast discussion today and this one is on the Cheryl Strayed episode on Super Soul Sunday! After I listened to it I totally became obsessed with Cheryl and got her book and have been meaning to watch Wild since. I can’t believe I haven’t seen it yet!!! The part in the end when she talks about that spot in France where they watch the paragliders – that is the spot in France we always go!!! It is the one place we would go if we were to move abroad for a year – which we do plan to do at some point in our lives!
These pics are all from that same spot where her boys jumped from and then a couple are from the field where they probably landed near. I loved that little story and I too would have been freaking out as a mother ha! And probably WILL freak out when Atticus asks to do it one year when he is older. And I will probably remember this podcast on that day! Below are some of my favorite quotes of hers and then just a little thought of mine with it! Leave your favorite quote of Cheryl’s (or from anyone!) and say why you love it!
This one was mentioned in the podcast as one of Oprah’s favorites! So I am curious if you guys are today what you always wanted to be or if you are something else. I am a mixture of both. I always pictured myself as a full time mom – I have always known I wanted to be a mom. I like this quote because all the time I feel so guilty when I leave the kids. Like because of that I am not being a good mom. (which I know isn’t true). But just because I never pictured myself juggling work and kids I sometimes feel like I am doing the wrong thing.
So I have tried to be more easy on myself. In so many ways I feel like this is what is right for us. Because David and I work together on both our businesses we get to trade off time being the parent and being the one at work. It works so well for us and I am so happy the kids get to grow up spending so much time with both parents. And also that Rosie can see that she can have kids and a career one day if she wants.
Ha ha I love this one. Maybe because I like looking back on my (shi*ty) days and realizing what she says is true. It does lead somewhere good, eventually.
This reminded me of what Paul Hawken said, “Ralph Waldo Emerson once asked what we would do if the stars only came out once every thousand years. No one would sleep that night, of course. The world would become religious overnight. We would be ecstatic, delirious, made rapturous by the glory of God. Instead the stars come out every night, and we watch television.” We used to watch the sunset every single evening in Hawaii – it is so easy on the beach! We need to remember to watch it more. And to go on drives to see the stars.
I just really like this one.
I like when life is simple as she says. Its not about the job you have or the pictures you post or the amount of money you make. Work hard, be kind, thats all.
Leave your favorite quote of Cheryl’s in the comments and why you like it. See you next time for our book discussion on Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic. XOXOXO Have a good day!