EP140 - Author & Hospice Chaplain, Kerry Egan: What You Might Regret

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How are you living? Are you moving forward freely each and every day, without any regrets, living a life that as full and rich as it can be? For many of us, the answer is ‘no.’ Can we change that response? Kerry Egan, a hospice chaplain, shares how it doesn’t matter whether you have 10-days left on this earth or 45 more years, change is possible and your life, today, right at this very moment, is worth making it as meaningful as it can be.

Kerry’s a Harvard Divinity School-educated hospice chaplain and author of the book On Living. She’s a former Writer in Residence at the Aspen Institute’s Aspen Words program and has been featured on PBS News Hour as well as CNN’s Morning Edition. Kerry’s essays have appeared in The New York Times, CNN.com, The Washington Post, Oprah.com, Woman’s Day, Parents and Reader’s Digest, among many others.

Have your world, your entire world, open up—and see your life for the incredible journey that it is.

Key takeaways:

Living in strength. All too often we’re put into situations where we feel powerless; a loved one passes, your child’s relentlessly sick, etc. And although you feel helpless, you’re stronger than you think. HERE’S where your true power lies…[10:22].

Living in shamelessness. When someone feels ashamed about themselves it means there’s a part of them they feel is unlovable and it’s as though revealing this terrible, hidden side of themselves will make their world crumble and become unlivable. But there’s another way to see it. THIS is why a shameless secret is really kept…[22:55].

Living in regret. Take a few minutes and think about where you are in your life right at this very moment. If you were to die tomorrow, would you have any regrets? What would they actually reveal about you? Instead of looking at them in sorrow, try THIS approach…[27:47].

Tune in and turn the volume up for a dose of inspiration and life lessons. You're never more than One Idea Away from a whole, new reality.

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