Ep. 185 Practicing Presence during the Holidays (and everyday) with Kate Merrick
A girlfriend chat about family, good and hard seasons, and the importance of showing up for it all!
Today I am sharing a podcast episode that could transform your holiday season…maybe even your whole life. Seriously, that’s a big claim, but have a listen and I think you’ll agree — it’s that powerful.
I’m so happy to bring back this conversation I had with Kate Merrick in 2019. If you aren’t familiar with Kate yet, you’ll fall in love with her quickly. In this episode I get to tell the funny story of how Kate and I met, and all of the wild ways our lives now intersect. Kate shares her story of embracing presence in the hardest season of her life and how much she doesn’t regret that now. Friends, this episode is both convicting, and inspiring. I hope you can dive in and listen! Then, go have a wonderful Thanksgiving and holiday season!
*Kate’s new surf club and brand for girls and women! Check out Mijas Del Mar HERE!
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A little more about Kate:
Kate Merrick is the cofounder of the Reality family of churches along with her husband, Britt. She’s the author of two books including And Still She Laughs, and most recently Here, Now. When she’s not writing, speaking at retreats and conferences, or #slayingmotherhood, you can find her at the beach, in the garden, or making delicious messes in the kitchen. She lives with her husband, two kids, two goats and a flock of chickens in Carpinteria, California.
*Kate has a new surf club and brand for girls and women! Check out the beautiful things at Mijas Del Mar HERE!
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