Mar 21, 2021
Suleika Jaouad has been my friend for many years and it was such a pleasure to be able to talk with her on today's episode. When we met, Suleika was in the middle of her treatment and I was so taken aback by what she was going through and how she was dealing with it. In this conversation, we go deep into her personal journey and details she hasn’t even shared in her memoir.
Suleika Jaouad is the author of the instant New York Times bestselling memoir, Between Two Kingdoms. She wrote the Emmy Award-winning New York Times column “Life, Interrupted,” and her reporting and essays have been featured in the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Vogue, and NPR, among others. A highly sought-after speaker, her mainstage TED Talk was one of the ten most popular of 2019 and has nearly four million views. She is also the creator of The Isolation Journals, a community creativity project founded during the Covid-19 pandemic to help others convert isolation into artistic solitude; over 100,000 people from around the world have joined.
In this episode, Suleika shares how her leukemia diagnosis sent her down a path of self-discovery which led her to embrace her fragility, release the old goals that were no longer serving her, find her own style of advocacy, re-evaluate her relationships and boundaries, and so much more!
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