I am so grateful for you joining me on the journey of making music with our lives. 2016 was a wonderful and beautiful year for Let The Music Play Podcast.
I remember the first time I ever interviewed someone twelve months ago. I didn’t know how to work the recording device and had no idea how much of an art form interviewing someone is. Nevertheless, I kept hitting record and asking my heroes, mystics, authors, artists, sages, and philosophers about the music they make with their life, relationships, and careers.
In this episode you will find a few of the highlights from the past year’s interviews. Enjoy!
Glennon Doyle Melton is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Carry On, Warrior and her latest memoir, Love Warrior, which released September 6th. Glennon is also the founder of Momastery, an online community reaching millions of people each week. She is the creator and president of Together Rising—a non-profit organization that has raised over four million dollars for families around the world through its Love Flash Mobs, which have revolutionized online giving.
Glennon is a sought-after public speaker and her work has been featured on the TODAY Show, The Talk, OWN, and NPR and in The New York Times, Ladies’ Home Journal, Glamour, Family Circle, Parents Magazine, Newsweek, Woman’s Day, and in other television and print outlets.
Glennon currently lives in Florida with her family and it was such a joy for her to join us in this episode of Let The Music Play Podcast as we discuss coming to know crisis as an invitation to beauty and how we can confront the pain in our lives to claim the love and the whimsy of our days.
Oh and don’t forget…Glennon joins Oprah this weekend on SuperSoul Sunday! Don’t miss this new episode of SuperSoul Sunday on Sunday, September 11, at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET/PT.
Lastly, please remember to share this episode with those you love and those you lead. You can find this episode and all others in iTunes or at AshtonGustafson.com.
Glennon Doyle Melton writes in her new book that is set to release September 6th that when crisis arrives in life, we are invited to sift through the details of our story that is being written and eventually we are left with only that which truly matters.
We actually get the word crisis from the latin word cribum which means to sift or to separate.
My journey through this soul sifting started four years ago to the day.
There’s a lot that sifted out, but it is with brutal joy that I can share what I was left holding after the sift.
An appetite for stillness.
Rediscovery of my true self.
Wonder & Awe.
A radar, thermometer, and tuning fork for the soul.
A quest for beauty.
A crisis isn’t necessary for all of us, but two consistent questions most definitely are.