I hear from so many women in menopause who don't want to look in the mirror because their bodies have changed and they don't recognize themselves anymore. And I think more than anything else, there's a big BIG piece of acceptance that's required to get past any obstacles. In today’s episode I’m with guest Sarah Manuel who wrote the children’s book, “Differences Are Dynamite.” Despite living life in a wheelchair and being given a death sentence as a child, Sarah has never accepted her limitations. Tune in to this podcast today and find out some simple questions to ask yourself about how to find your purpose!

Discussion Points: 

[0:00] Introduction 

[4:46] Sarah shares the death sentence she received when she was a child 

[8:42] The power of 1%  

[10:50] What Sarah’s childhood was like  

[13:14] The cost of denial  

[14:56] How acceptance led to Sarah finding her purpose  

[17:06] Moving towards your obstacle to get past it 

[17:56] Helping kids grapple with their own disability  

[18:24] Everyone has differences and those differences have a reason  

[19:26] Different is not bad, it’s just different  

[20:25] How we choose to view circumstance can create or ease suffering  

[22:12] Sarah shares her pregnancy journey  

[25:04] The difference in Sarah’s thoughts now compared to her thoughts before 

[25:57] Sarah’s book Differences are Dynamite  

[26:56] Sarah shares tips women who are going through an existential crisis can do 

[29:09] Our mindset has the power to change our whole game

[32:37] Your circumstances don’t have to determine your reality  

About the Guest:

Sarah Manuel is living an amazing life, never taking no for an answer. Despite her being in a wheelchair and given a death sentence as a child, Sarah has never accepted her limitations. She told anyone who had listened to her her dreams for the future, including having a meaningful career, falling in love, and having a child, and Sarah successfully turned those dreams into reality. Now, Sarah has taken these hard won lessons and teaches others how to envision the future of their dreams, discover their purpose, and turn their dreams into reality. 

Resources:

Check my latest podcast or listen to the previous ones https://www.menopausemovement.com/blog  

Connect with me on Instagram @drmichellegordon

Follow me on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/drmichellegordon

Join The Menopause Movement private group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/menopausemovement)

Sign up for our Virtual Live Retreat: https://www.menopausemovement.com/retreat    

Sign up for the 28-Day MENO-Belly Challenge here https://www.menopausemovement.com/challenge

Visit Sarah’s website and check out what she offers https://sarahmanuel.com/ 

Books mentioned in this episode:

The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday https://amzn.to/2Tbz71H 

Differences are Dynamite by Sarah Manuel https://amzn.to/36GL6Y4 

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