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Silken Laumann: Connecting the Dots
On this episode of 'Connecting the Dots', Olympian Silken Laumann is sharing her story of survival and perseverance to inspire and support all of us to get through difficult times in our lives. In 2015 she wrote a novel called ‘Unsinkable’ where she opens up about her childhood, mental health difficulties and how it all motivated her to be an Olympian. Silken Laumann has been a huge advocate for people to embrace their past to move forward in life. Not to minimize their experience but to find a little bit of courage and to ask for help. She is open about her struggles in life and how being stubborn helped her get through the most difficult times of her life. She shares it all in her conversation with Marnie and wants listeners to know that she has started a project called “weareunsinkable.com” for people to share their stories and how they have overcome some tragic events in their lives. Silken called in from beautiful Victoria B.C. and we appreciate the time she took to share with us to give us tips on how we can be strong and unsinkable!
Thank you to our listeners and stay tuned for our next podcast with Evonne Sullivan who teaches yoga for wellness and recovery.
The mindyourmind podcast series ‘Connecting the Dots’ with Carolyn and Marnie is about everyday people opening up and sharing their journey on what their experiences have taught them. We all have a journey to take and obstacles to face. Storytelling is a powerful way to hear someone’s experiences and reflect on your own life. What you get out of the conversation might allow you to shift your thinking about having struggles, getting through them, and maybe even have you feeling a connection to someone else’s story. Connections are something that helps us feel less alone and able to focus on the positive things in our own lives, because we are aware that others have gone through similar situations. We also want to learn about how people overcome difficulties and use their experiences to help inspire others.
So sit back, get your headphones ready, and enjoy the conversation!
Photo courtesy of Unsinkable and photographer Jesse Holland