This is a special episode of the Wiggle Room Podcast. In this episode, Michele Dutton interviews me for her podcast, My Life Is a Total Shift Show, and has allowed me to publish the full interview here as well.
I think you will find that she is funny and down-to-earth, a mother who talks openly about the issues she faces being a parent. She also participated in The Work 101 course that I offer. She brings her experience and questions about doing The Work.
In the last part of the interview, Michele does The Work with me, questioning a stressful thought when her son spills green juice all over her computer.
0:00 — Intro
4:00 — Who is Todd Smith, What is The Work and How Did You Get Involved?
8:07 — What Can You Expect When You’re Done With A Worksheet?
11:30 — How To Deal With The Mountains of Thoughts I Need To Do The Work On?
14:31 — Living While You’re Fixing?
18:13 — I’m Ready To Do The Work But Literally, Nothing Comes To Mind, Is It A Fear Of Going Deeper?
23:59 — How To Get Into That Moment?
30:03 — Can you do The Work while having kids?
38:12 — Do You React Based On What You See?
49:50 — It’s My Responsibility To Teach My Kids To Be More Respectful
1:09:23 — Outro
If you prefer video, you can watch the following sections of the podcast in HD video.
If you enjoy listening or watching the process of doing The Work, you may find that this form of meditation is a match for you. Doing The Work yourself brings this experience to a whole new level.
Want to learn how to hold yourself and others in this meditative practice? Take The Work 101, my nine-week (or nine-month) online course for learning and deepening your practice of The Work. Or join us for a weekend virtual retreat.