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Journey Home to Self

Feb 21, 2024

In this podcast episode, host, Deepshikha Sairam and her guest, Kate Hanley explore the concept of the liminal space as a valuable period for self-reflection and reassessing priorities. Kate shares her personal journey of feeling overwhelmed and burnt out, leading her to realize the unsustainability of her current lifestyle. This realization prompted her to enroll in a Reiki class in search of self-care and rejuvenation. However, the practice of Reiki helped her confront the depth of her exhaustion and acknowledge the need for significant changes in her way of living.

Kate's experience underscores the significance of the liminal space as a time for introspection and self-discovery. It enabled her to recognize the necessity of making adjustments in her life to prioritize her well-being and discover what truly energized and inspired her. The liminal space acted as a catalyst for Kate to reevaluate her priorities and make decisions aligned with her values and inner needs.

The episode also highlights the role of practices like journaling and free writing in navigating the liminal space. Kate discusses how writing to prompts can help individuals bypass their inner critic and delve deeper into their thoughts and emotions. By engaging in these practices, individuals can gain clarity and insight into their feelings and experiences, fostering personal growth and self-awareness.

Additionally, the episode emphasizes the importance of maintaining hobbies, friendships, and self-care practices during the liminal space. Kate shares how activities such as sailing and connecting with friends helped her reset her nervous system and stay grounded during challenging times. These practices not only provided moments of joy and relaxation but also served as anchors for Kate to remain connected to herself and her values.

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