Some things you make. Some you recover. Some you discover. This podcast is a combination of all three. Often times after people see, hear or read something they connect with want to know where it came from. This came from our interaction with the work of Brene Brown, specifically around our need for relational connections, the shame we carry that prevents making them, and the vulnerability at the heart of the best and hardest moments of life. But is also came from our connections. It came from Bill Borrer’s great grandfather and his grandmother, and from Paul Zahl. It came from Howard Baker and from a cat you can hear faintly for a moment in the background of the recording. It came from Saint Francis of Assisi and Norma Inman. There are countless others that have shaped the stories of our lives and yours. But the particular part of our story that is this episode of our podcast is dedicated to the memory of the great Frank Lake. Dr. Lake spent his life struggling with and through the pain of the human condition. He was a psychiatrist’s psychiatrist and a wounded healer.
This podcast is about life, which is all about our need to connect. It’s about the life you want to live, the life you didn’t live, the life you wish you lived, and maybe even the life you hope to live. But it’s mostly about the life you have to live and get to live, and what sometimes stands in the way: shame. All is grace…;
You can watch Brene Brown’s TED Talk about shame and vulnerability here.
The article we mention by Andy Crouch can be found here.
Here you can find a list of Frank Lake’s books on Amazon.
We uploaded a version of this episode last night but there was a technical problem which made it look 47 minutes long. This is the correct version of the episode. We hope you enjoy it.