In This Episode, We Discuss How to Find Solace in Discomfort, and …
- How we can discover unique ways to approach discomfort and uncertainty for enhanced personal growth and creativity.
- Recognizing the significance of small acts of kindness and acknowledging progress in life.
- Why finding simple beautiful things can be powerful and can help us through grief or difficult times
- How humor can be the bridge that connects joy and grief
- Learning to be present with ordinary things broadens our appreciation for them
- How being willing to ask questions and going deeper can bring clarity and understanding
- The importance of remembering that the “not knowing” can be where good things happen
- Sacred envy and how it is tied to your deepest values that can push you toward what’s uncomfortable
- Delving into our fears, desires, and values as we chase after personal aspirations.
- Exploring the intricate dance between hope and resilience during ever-changing situations.
Danusha Laméris is a poet, teacher, and essayist. She is the author The Moons of August, which was chosen as the winner of the Autumn House Press Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the Milt Kessler Award. She’s also the author of Bonfire Opera, (University of Pittsburgh Press, selected by Ed Ochester for the Pitt Poetry Series, 2020), a finalist for the 2021 Paterson Poetry Prize, and recipient of the 2021 Northern California Book Award. Some of her work has been published in The Best American Poetry, Poetry, The New York Times, The American Poetry Review, The Gettysburg Review, Prairie Schooner, Ploughshares, The American Scholar, and Orion. Winner of the 2020 Lucille Clifton Legacy Award, she is a Poet Laureate emeritus of Santa Cruz, California.
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This is a beautiful interview. I found myself soaking in every piece of Danusha’s wisdom. It reminded me that every day I get to ask myself how I want to show up in the world on the spaces I show up in.