Thanks Marin — no, the audio was recorded by Medium but I’m glad you liked it :)
Love the idea that this process is helping to connect with people — that’s absolutely a benefit and that’s great to hear. Good luck with the brand building!
Preach, Sima! Such a courageous post — love all of it. Completely agree: having a child can make you such a better performer all round. No drama, good sense of perspective, and a super strong work ethic to Get The Thing Done Before You Have To Leave that day.
Just wanted to give a shout-out to such honest, raw writing, Bridget. This was such a brave piece and one that speaks with such wisdom and introspection. My heart breaks that you felt so alone at a time when you needed community, love and compassion: hoping that honest discourse like this helps move the dialog from blame and shame to support and a celebration of people making the right choices for them.
This was such a beautiful post, Ted. I had pretty big surgery some years back and my incredible anesthetist told me: “Kate, you have to learn to be a high-achiever patient”. She said she had “seen people like me” who “weren’t good at recovering” and so I had to re-frame the whole recovery period as a thing I had to ace, rather something to endure…