Author, speaker, and podcaster Julie Lee on how connecting to others with compassion can save lives
Author, speaker, and podcaster Julie Lee grew up in a family impacted by mental illness and believed that ordeal was in her past when as a young married 21-year-old she had her first mental breakdown. While she still struggles with her mental health she has sought out therapy, medication, and importantly an interconnected network of trustworthy people to support her in both the dark and light times of her life. She is now using her story to help empower her podcast listeners, educators, and families to model mental and emotional wellness by living an authentic life. In her book “I See You; How Compassion and Connection Save Lives” and her I See You podcast, which Relentlessly Resilient cohost Jennie Taylor has guested on, she shares individual’s stories of personal trials and triumphs in the hopes of helping her audiences find purpose and meaning to their own lives. She joins Jennie in this episode to share her own personal story of psychological battles, the importance of Compassion Across Generations and all backgrounds, as well as showing compassion to your own self. (Co-host Michelle Scharf was unable to participate in the recording of this episode.)
Even though we live in challenging times we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband Major Brent Taylor was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward.
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Published: Tuesday September 07, 2021