Upcoming Show Schedule
May 30th – Meredith Maran
When your world turns upside down how to you gain your ground and start over again at a time when you thought you’d be settled, retiring and worry free? How do you come to grips with life changing events that make you want to run for cover and keep running away from the nightmare you never had until you were living it?
Today’s guest, Meredith Maran, found herself uprooted from her home and living on friends couches when her marriage broke apart and she needed to support herself. Returning to a traditional job at the age of 60 where youth prevailed she came face to face with a culture that considered her irrelevant.
It seems like our challenges come in waves and we don’t have time to adjust to one when we’re knocked down yet again. If you’re looking for inspiration to get back up and again and discover that there’s more to your life than the fall you’re not going to want to miss this show!
Bio: Like a lot of women her age, MEREDITH MARAN has a hard time believing she’s a woman of her age. And yet she’s published more than a dozen books, including The New Old Me, Why We Write About Ourselves, Why We Write, My Lie, and A Theory of Small Earthquakes. When she’s not hiking Mount Hollywood, attending readings at indie bookstores, or scouring Los Angeles’ finest thrift shops, she’s writing for venues including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Rumpus, and Salon. The grateful recipient of fellowships from MacDowell and Yaddo and a member of the National Book Critics Circle, Meredith lives in a Silver Lake bungalow that’s even older than she is.
June 6, 2017 – Dawn Hafner
We live our lives thinking about the next thing. The next job, the next chore, the next paycheck… the next. Fears and worries overtake us and the time we have now is lost in the stress and churn of the past or the future. Today’s guest, Dawn Hafner, is here to help us understand the gift we give ourselves and everyone around us by “Being” where you are at this very moment. An advocate for letting go of the crazy scenarios we create in our mind Dawn will share with you the simple strategies she’s developed in her own life dealing with everything from health challenges to career stresses. This single mother of two teenage boys knows first hand how easy it is to get caught up in the events that pull you off into so many directions that you lost track of what’s really important. Join Cheryl as she and Dawn talk about how the blessing of being.
Bio: Dawn started writing as a way of achieving balance. Over her career, she had one theme that helped her find success and balance. BE Where You Are. She latched onto this phrase to guide her choices when she became a mom and struggled to balance work, parenting, and time for self. BE Where You Are means to truly embrace where you are in this current moment. We can only focus on what we are doing in the moment. Once we learn how to fully submit to the present, we can evaluate, and guide our compass towards where we want to arrive in the future.