Hanging out with my Deco Drive Co-Host, Lynn Martinez, as she interviews me for her new podcast. The topic? “Getting Through Your Darkest Hours.”
Lynn Martinez is a lot of different things to a lot of different people: daughter, sister, wife, mother, journalist, news anchor, entertainment host — but I bet you didn’t know she’s also really great at giving advice, too. In fact, at Channel 7, she’s our resident therapist, listening thoughtfully to everyone’s problems and responding with helpful tips and positive solutions. She’s not pushy about it, either; she just effortlessly makes you feel heard, validated and loved.
That’s why it wasn’t surprising when she told me she was starting a podcast called “Advice for Life With Lynn.” When I asked why she was doing it (because she has a lot on her plate as a working mom,) she replied: “I want to help people have better relationships with themselves and others.” That’s just the kind of person she is. Not only that, she’s spent the better part of her adult life getting some type of therapy.
It’s not just about fixing herself but rather evolving as a person and perhaps even pinpointing her true calling in life. So, after two decades of self-analysis, deep reflection and taking ownership of her personal idiosyncrasies, Lynn has decided to share what she’s learned in a weekly podcast that’s real, raw, heartfelt, refreshingly funny and chock-full of great advice. Think “Sex In The City” meets the Dali Lama.
While leaving no stone unturned as she offers up her own struggles for listeners to learn from, Lynn also has a weekly guest on her podcast; usually an expert on the chosen topic (things like: “Accepting Mom,” “Like Your Body,” “Manifest Life” and “You & Your Ex”.) If the person isn’t an expert, so to speak, they’ve mastered living their most authentic life or possess some type of hard-won knowledge. The latter is where I come in…
If you’re a regular blog reader, you know a few years back, I hit a major rough patch: losing a baby, developing a major illness, all while my marriage fell apart. How did I survive it? How did I over come the obstacles life threw my way? Well, that’s what Lynn wanted to talk to me about for her podcast: “Getting Through Your Darkest Hours.”
I’m not a shrink, counselor or advice-giver, but I think Lynn made it possible for me to open up and share some of the things I’ve learned along the way. If you’re going through a tough time, I hope our conversation inspires you. In the meantime, “Advice for Life with Lynn” keeps inspiring me and that’s why it’s one of my favorite things.
Lynn broadcasts her podcast every Wednesday on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play. Don’t miss my one-on-one interview on “Advice for Life with Lynn” available now on her website.
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