Episode 94 Interview with Tabitha Trent: We Can Do Hard Things

Episode 94 Interview with Tabitha Trent: We Can Do Hard Things

Welcome to the Love Your Story podcast. You are tuning in today for the story of Tabitha Trent – a young married woman with a 2-year-old daughter who was diagnosed with stage III Colon Cancer in January 2017.

Let me share a couple reasons I’m doing this interview: first, there is probably not a soul out there that hasn’t either had cancer or known someone who has. It’s an epidemic in our modern world – my grandmother died of cancer, my mother fought breast cancer, my son has leukemia, I have another friend who has fought phenomenally hard for years but doesn’t have much time left. I’m sure you have a similar list. Second, Tabitha, from the beginning has been very open about her journey. She aligned herself with the Colorectal Cancer Alliance and volunteered in their buddy program. She’s been open from the beginning so that her journey could help others with questions or fears about the process of battling cancer.  She has proactively shared her story of grit. And third, because her advocacy and choice to shift her mindset from one of fear and denial to positivity and supporting others who were going through this as she was, gives us a story of one woman’s choice to create something powerful from something horrible.

Stay tuned for her story and listen in on her amazing and inspirational attitude.

Tune into the podcast for my interview with Tabitha

Contact information for Tabitha:

Social media tags and websites  – www.linkedin.com/in/tabtherecruiter and #TabTheRecruiter

 

Our realities are a creation of our mindset. I know it’s hard to take that full responsibility, especially when things kick our feet out from under us. Sometimes it’s hard for me to control my mindset – I get it. And, I would never suggest that everyone who gets a horrible disease should simply bounce up and away and shift their mindset into power and positivity, because there is certainly a time for mourning, for fear, for anger, for all the other emotions that are such a big part of illness, especially terminal illness. You are totally justified to feel all those emotions and more. But stories like Tabitha’s show us that the fear and anger, the horror and depression don’t have to be where we stay. There is a choice to shift into brighter spaces. For those of you who want another option – the option of finding power and positive and getting real with your grit – here’s a story of someone who has done just that.

Thanks for joining us for her story today.

As I sign off I want to invite you to join the Love Your Story Podcast Groupies Facebook page and be a part of our community. We are going to be doing groups from that community who are doing the 21-Day LIFE Connection Challenge together, so you guys can do it in a group and talk about your experiences there in the community. I’d love to have everyone listening right now join that community, and if you want to join the next group of 21-Day LIFE Connection Challengers, just type it on the page or message me and I’ll be in touch about when the next group is starting. Check it out for more info on loveyourstorypodcast.com.

 

See you next week for another inspiring story or tool on making your life story fabulous!

About the author, Lori

Author of five books and over 100 magazine and newspaper articles, Lori found a fascination with the personal narrative during her master's degree research in Folklore at Utah State University. Coming to understand the nuance and power of story, the automatic but unrecognized uses, the cultural curtains that story pulls back for us to peak behind, she let her excitement spill over into her own journey of personal empowerment and the excitement of sharing it all with others.

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