When Laura Whitfield was fourteen, her extraordinary brother, Lawrence, was killed in a mountain climbing accident. That night she had an epiphany: Life is short. Dream big, even if it means taking risks. So, after graduating from high school, she set out on her own, prepared to do just that.
Laura's stirring memoir, Untethered: Faith, Failure, and Finding Solid Ground, is about a young woman’s seeking nature and the quest to fill the void left by her brother’s death through complicated relationships, the demanding nature of New York City, the chance to become a cover girl, returning to college, and more. Untethered is Laura’s story of overcoming shame, embracing faith, and learning that taking risks—and failing—can lead to a bigger life than you've ever dared to imagine.
Topics discussed within this episode: the self-sabotaging nature of self-criticism, the failure to launch, healing from comparison and perfectionism, extending yourself forgiveness and grace, disordered eating, being the other woman, nourishing the mind through self-care, the writer's life, learning to accept the skin you're in, the adventure of building a resume and coming both back to yourself and into yourself, and creating a life worth telling.
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