I have come to learn that forgiveness is really for ourselves and is a healthy way to cast off toxic emotions, allowing us to move on and to grow. That’s why episode 40 of The Positively Living Podcast is about forgiveness and resilience.

What does forgiveness mean to you? Does it have a place in your life? When I think of forgiveness, I often think of phrases like “forgive and forget” which I think makes the concept challenging. When we’re hurt, it’s not easy to forget. I would instead suggest to you that forgiving is not so much about acceptance, justification, or forgetting, but rather about releasing. I have come to learn that forgiveness is really for ourselves and is a healthy way to cast off toxic emotions (yes, another form of decluttering) allowing us to move on and to grow. I’ve also found that we struggle most with forgiving ourselves. So today we shed light on self-forgiveness and how turning it inward helps us build resilience. 

One of the best parts of being a podcast host is the connection I make with my guests. If I am lucky, I not only make a deep, long term connection, I get to meet other guests through them. Today’s episode is in honor of just such a connection thanks to my guest from Episode 23 “Pay Attention, Find Your Purpose”, Michelle Perry. Michelle introduced me to today’s guest and you are going to be blown away by the work she has done and the wisdom she has amassed.

Today I welcome R. Patryce Bryant to the Positively Living Podcast. Patryce Bryant is a Career Coach, Musician, Singer, Songwriter, and Producer of Creative Arts.  She is the host of While We Wait, a live video interview series that airs every Thursday 430 p.m. EST on Facebook and YouTube.

While We Wait is a platform dedicated to inspiration, motivation, and empowerment. Patryce says “It is my goal to use this platform to resuscitate those that need emotional oxygen and to lift spirits and to give hope to the hopeless.  I believe that I am an agent to assist with settling the issues of the heart. I am passionate about assisting the under dog with their shine, hoping that I can connect them with the strength to fulfill their destiny and life’s journey.”

You can tell from those words what an inspiring woman she is and today’s conversation is packed with that encouragement and hope she is dedicated to delivering. Patryce shares her story with a spin today — of how despite being abused and put down by many in the world — the wise words of her grandmother created the foundation for her to stay grounded and determined. It’s not just the outside world that challenges us. She and I talk about those conflicting voices in your head (the cheerleader and the mean girl) and how habits and purpose can combine to help you overpower the negative one. Today’s episode is a bit like a Lifecoaching 101 class where the homework is optional (but recommended). She covers purpose, choice, habits, reflection, celebration, seeking help, and so much more…so much that we’ve talked about on the podcast. You can tell Patryce has done the work and she offers a variety of steps you can take to do the work yourself (or check the work you have done). What’s the point of it all? To find and keep your peace, your strength, and your power.


Thank you for listening! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips to create space for what really matters in your life. If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!

CONNECT WITH R. PATRYCE BRYANT:

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CONNECT WITH LISA ZAWROTNY:

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Resources

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LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson

The Art of War by Lao Tzu

The Holy Bible

Episode 10 Building resilience through Self Care with Gillian Behnke

Episode 23 Pay Attention, Find Your Purpose with Michelle Perry

Episode 29 Trauma Informed Life with Mallory Jackson

Music by Ian and Jeff Zawrotny


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