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Feeling so grateful today as I share this update on our 10th episode of The Uplifters Podcast, launching this Friday (apparently over 90% of podcasts never make it to episode 10, so I’m taking this as an encouragement to keep going). In it, you’ll meet, nominated by episode 4’s Rachel Lipson.
Gina is the author of I Want to Thank You, which chronicles how twelve months spent writing 365 thank-you notes to strangers, neighbors, family members, colleagues, mentors, and friends, with no expectations of a reply, helped heal complicated relationships, develop a sense of community, and reconnect with old friends.
There’s so much I love about this book: the simple ways she teaches us through her journey to overcome our blocks and barriers to reconnecting (including how to get past the awkwardness of “Remember me?”, the roadmap she designs for each of us to create our own gratitude journey, and how she helps us find the courage to generously and vulnerably murture our relationships.
If you’re feeling a tad lonely these days or just want to feel more alive, check out this beautiful talk from David Brooks on The lies our culture tells us about what matters -- and a better way to live (and then listen to my interview with Gina on Friday).
If you want to learn more about how Weak Ties (casual relationships), can boost feelings of belonging, especially in times of transition, read this.
If you want a stunning hit of inspiration to deepen your own sense of gratitude, check out the documentary Gratitude Revealed, directed by Louie Schwartzberg.
If you want to connect with other Uplifters while being guided through a powerful technique for clarifying your truest needs, this is your last chance to subscribe before our workshop tonight with the wonderful Susannah Ludwig.
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