Muhammad Ali said “It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe.” Unhealthy life lessons, thoughts that undermine each of us reaching our true potential, are the pebbles in our shoes. Soon those pebbles become rocks that weigh us down on our climb to the summit of success. Mickie discusses those rocks each of us carry in our metaphoric backpack. She identifies three different types of people and how they deal with their rocks…which are you?
In this episode Mickie asks, “What happens when you decide to break those long-held life patterns…what if you decide NOT to live your life the way everyone else has.”
Everyone in your family smokes so you smoked. Everyone in your family went to college, so you went to college. Everyone in your family got married and had children, so you did, too. And, NOBODY got divorced.
The only thing consistent in life is change. Don’t let it freak you out!
For 25 years my guest, Tracy Dill, lived with eating disorders controlling her life. Hear this survivor describe waking every morning thinking she did not deserve to eat; her days consumed with thoughts of how to “get rid of” the food she did allow herself; constant validation, in her mind, for hours of exercise to burn “unnecessary” calories. Listen to how it all started and how Tracy moved from Where she was to Who she is. This is an eye-opening conversation.
Mickie uses her life experiences to illustrate the fact that the importance of achieving goals is about how we want to feel. It’s not about getting the new job or sculpting our bodies…it’s about how having that job or that “look” will make us feel. Here’s validation that setting a goal isn’t enough; emotion drives action and success.
Mickie’s youngest sister, Judi, is her guest. Together they explore memories and perceptions of their upbringing with ten years difference in their ages. Theirs was a PTA/stay at home Mom who did not drive, as Mickie grew up; she was a long working hours career Mom with pierced ears and a drivers license in Judy’s memory! Listen as they discuss different perspectives yet how their Second 53 Years are still quite similar.