080: The Defiant Expectation of Recovery with JESSICA FLINT

The timing of how this episode lined up to get published is perfect! Today we have Jessica Flint with us! Jessica and I recorded this conversation several weeks ago after she interviewed me for her community Recovery Warriors.

We had such a great time together that I knew y'all would enjoy meeting her too. but THEN when Jessica found out I was coming through Austin on my book concert tour, without any hesitation she opened her home to my dog and I! So last week, our internet friendship become real.

I cease to be amazed by how welcoming and warm practical strangers are, especially while I'm on tour. So if you're thinking about doing some brave travel, I highly recommend leaning into the embrace of strangers. It's an excellent exercise in trust and how to find home in yourself and amongst strangers.

Before we get on to today's interview, I just want to update you... The 200 free website audits I'm giving away this summer are going FAST, so if you or someone you know is interested in getting some professional, outside eyes on your bit of internet bravery, then head on over to emilyannpeterson.com and scroll down the homepage to learn more and sign up for your spot in the calendar. (http://emilyannpeterson.com/free-website-audits)

I've been absolutely LOVING getting to know everyone, but this won't be a forever offer, so I want to make sure you act on it now before the summer is up or before the spots run out!

But free website audits and staying with hospitable internet friends is not what we're talking about today with Jessica, although I guess it does relate somewhat. Because this month's theme in The School of Bravery and here on the podcast is "Defiant Expectation!"

It takes a certain defiant expectation to drive around the country and stay in the homes of internet friends, yes. But it also takes an extreme amount of defiant expectation to go through recovery, of any kind, but today we're talking specifically about recovery from an eating disorder.

Now 2 weeks ago, I was able to lead a couple workshops for an eating disorder treatment facility, which was simply magical for me. As someone who survived an eating disorder myself, I have an intimate knowledge of the bravery required to set foot in a therapeutic environment to make those baby steps towards a different kind of life.

Jessica Flint is with me on this. She's the founder of the Recovery Warriors community which dedicated to educating, inspiring, and empowering people to make big changes in their life. Forbes recognized her work as a technology innovating mental health that has served millions worldwide.

If you're on my email list, you'll already know this, but Jessica invited me onto her Recover Strong interview series, which starts tomorrow on June 20th, if you're listening to this episode when it goes live. If you resonate with both of our stories of recovery, then you'll want to get hooked up with that interview because she and I discuss some of the darkest days I experienced during my own recovery story. A link to that is in the show notes for this episode. (https://events.truewarrior.fm/recoverstrong/)

Okay, let's make it happen! I give you the lovely, Jessica Flint!

Brave Takeaway

Beyond your free Bravery Bundle (which is always available at barenakedbravery.com) your Brave Take-Away from today's show is to hop into the Bare Naked Bravery Facebook Group and tell us something that inspires a defiant expectation in your life. Maybe it's hearing other people's stories? Maybe it's seeing injustice happen? Maybe it's something else...

Regardless, we'd love to hear all about it and your favorite parts of today's Bare Naked Bravery.

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