Sunrise in Your Pocket. What does that even mean? Why should you care? That is how this joyful little podcast begins. Though those questions may sound a bit silly, or even cynical to some, I’ve come to find that both are actually profound in the most unexpected of ways. The way host Elena Sonino encourages listeners to see those answers, is why this makes my Podcasts to Love list.
Maybe I should start this post with a little bit of catching up. Two years ago, somewhere right around this time in fact, I shuttered the doors of the small marketing business I’d been running for over a decade. Though I loved what I was doing, there was something missing both in my work and my personal lives. Cliche though it may seem, I needed a better balance in my life.
In my mid-forties, two kids grown and on their own, two edging ever closer to the leaving leaving the nest, menopause looming, I was feeling a bit lost. It was time to find myself again. That started with a job change.
I took a leap into the world of wellness at the urging of an amazing physician, who after over twenty-five years in primary care and seeing two daughters through college and into adulthood, was herself making a change by moving into restorative medicine. Together we opened two new businesses. One is a holistic approach to wellness and weight loss, called BeBalanced. The other is a medical practice called ACRM. Here we focus on wellness, especially in women, through an east-meets-west philosophy that addresses the whole person; body, mind, spirit and more.
It hasn’t been easy. If I’m being truly honest, it has been really hard. The rewards though outweigh the challenges… on most days. It was on one of those challenging days that I found Sunrise In Your Pocket.
Sunrise happens after its been dark all night… ~ Elena
Surprisingly, even when you spend your days helping others feel better you can end up feeling a bone-deep exhaustion that can spiral into losing your own way in the journey. For me veering off the path manifests as losing motivation. questioning what success means and if I am even capable of being successful at all.
The first episode (listen to that here) of this podcast I listened to Elena say, “… We don’t actually have to see a sunrise to know that it is there. We can count on it happening everyday because we know it will. Imagine having that sort of faith in yourself. “That hit me like a bolt of lighting. Do I lose my motivation or is it my faith?
I think what I love most about this podcast so far is that it isn’t some cliche, self-help, find-your-why, hustle, breathe and you’ll have ALL the answers, thing. It is an honest take on how we can find our way. As Elena puts it..
I’m a life coach and I’m about to tell you that… forget all the self-help… we sometimes need people to hold our hand or help us get out of our own way. ~ Elena
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