Win Today with Christopher Cook

Your Roadmap to Become Ridiculously Healthy & Whole from the Inside Out.

078: Talk Yourself Crazy. Why Emotional Health Rules. (feat. Michele Cushatt)

We see the world not as it is, but as we are. What does that mean? The climate of our inner self (our thought life, spiritual health, and emotional health) will inform how we see ourselves and everyone in the world around us. So what does that mean for you and me? We may be looking at life through distorted glasses so-to-speak. Our past experiences, most certainly including childhood experiences, play a huge part in how we see our present and how we anticipate the future (for good or for bad). So what this comes down to is emotional health. I believe that emotional healing is good. But emotional wholeness is better. Joining me today to discuss this matter is my friend and mentor, bestselling author of “Undone,” Michele Cushatt. And together, we’re going to dive deep into strategies on how to live more consistently in a state of emotional wholeness.

We see the world not as it is, but as we are. What does that mean? The climate of our inner self (our thought life, spiritual health, and emotional health) will inform how we see ourselves and everyone in the world around us. So what does that mean for you and me? We may be looking at life through distorted glasses so-to-speak. Our past experiences, most certainly including childhood experiences, play a huge part in how we see our present and how we anticipate the future (for good or for bad). So what this comes down to is emotional health. I believe that emotional healing is good. But emotional wholeness is better. Joining me today to discuss this matter is my friend and mentor, bestselling author of “Undone,” Michele Cushatt. And together, we’re going to dive deep into strategies on how to live more consistently in a state of emotional wholeness.

Buy Michele’s Books

With enough humor to ease the rawness of the story, Undone: A Story of Making Peace With an Unexpected Life takes the reader on a roller coaster two-year journey through the unexpectedness of life. A look back makes Michele long for a do-over, the chance to make fewer mistakes and leave less of a mess to clean up. A look forward makes Michele wonder if all her attempts to control life have robbed her of the vibrancy of it. And, in the middle of this internal chaos, she finds her once-pristine house filled with the sights and sounds of three small, uncontainable children who just want to be loved. In the end, Undone turns complication into a beautiful canvas, angst into joy, and the unknown into an adventure, revealing that sometimes life’s most colorful and courageous stories are written right in the middle of the mess.

The pressure to do more, be more has never been more intense. Online marketing. Self-help books. Movies, magazines and gym memberships. Even church attendance and social media streams have become a means of comparing ourselves to impossible standards. Am I pretty enough? Hip enough? Spiritual enough? We fear the answer is “No.” When a brutal bout with cancer changed how she looked, talked, and lived, Michele Cushatt embarked on a soul-deep journey to rediscover herself. The typical self-esteem strategies and positivity plans weren’t enough. Instead, she needed a new foundation, one that wouldn’t prove flimsy when faced with the onslaught of day-to-day life. Buy I Am: A 60-Day Journey to Knowing Who You Are Because of Who He Is now.

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