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June 14, 2023

S4 E5: Embracing Resilience: Conquering Layoffs, Coping with Loss, and Celebrating Life's Blessings

S4 E5: Embracing Resilience: Conquering Layoffs, Coping with Loss, and Celebrating Life's Blessings

*****I do want to start with a quick disclaimer today. This episode may touch on mental health topics. I am not a doctor or certified mental health professional. If you are  or someone you know is in crisis, please call 988 if you are in the US. If you are outside the US, there is a link in the below to a list of international options. 

Are you trying to be a better leader, change industries, reset after a layoff, or looking for ways to bring your whole self to work?  Have you recently or maybe are still going through an extremely challenging time in your life?  Are you currently coping with loss and wondering how you can start celebrating the blessings you have in your life again?  If any of these questions resonate with you then this episode is for you. 

On today’s episode I will share where I have been for the past 131 days, what happened during that time and what 3 steps I found myself taking over and over which in the end showed me that I can now tackle any problem if I just follow these steps. 

If you want to chat more about this topic, I would love to continue this conversation with you, over on Instagram.

In this episode, you will learn:

Where I was and what exactly happened since you last heard from me 131 days ago.

How the tragedies I experienced affected me and what I did to get myself through the hard times. 

Who we lost and then ultimately who we welcomed into our family. 

The 3 steps that ultimately showed me that I can tackle a





Resources and links mentioned in this episode:

Crisis Hotline - International Information: https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/11181469

Definition of Resilience: https://www.apa.org/topics/resilience

HireMe Podcast: hiremepodcast.com

Social Links:

Connect with me on Instagram here: @msheatherbdot @connectthedots_podcastCheck out the Youtube channel!

Connect the Dots website!


Laughter, Love, and Blessings,


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