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#167 Soheila Adelipour Love: An Antidote to Tragic Loss

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Release Date: 10/13/2020

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Show Notes  Our show today is a fun experiment. I have invited Nese Dolan, Director of Communications at Wells of Life and active law student to be on her very first podcast, not as a guest but as host! Yes. I couple months ago Nese interviewed me for an Onboarding Project for her new job. Her interview was outstanding. I told her she could be the host of a podcast, and then… well… then I offered her an opportunity to host our show today. On this episode, Nese and I will talk about the beauty of brokenness. Using the Japanese cultural models of “wabi sabi” and “kintsugi” we...

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Show Notes   Sometimes really good things occur totally un-planned and today’s show is one of those times. Serendipity!!! Truth is, only this morning I had a very last-minute cancelation with my guest today. So as I was planning a “solo-sode” on the Craft of Creativity, I happened to receive a text early this morning from Courtney Marchesani about an unrelated issue and lo and behold, here she is joining me in to discuss creativity—as it happens one of her favorite topics. I am anxious as anyone to see just how this show comes about. I trust serendipity. Let’s see as we once...

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Show Notes  Boy, are we in for a treat today! I am not overstating it when I say that my guest today, health and wellness coach Courtney Marchesani, is not only brilliant and provocative, but she also offers practical wisdom that impacts all our lives. Courtney is the author of a most stimulating book titled Four Gifts of the Highly Sensitive. Her insights into sensitivity will help you identify your gifts of intuition, empathy, vision, and expression. Her keen ideas will most certainly help you maximize your potential. Learning about sensitivity’s silent effects will impact your...

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Show Notes  Today is a huge milestone for The Next Chapter with Charlie. This show is in celebration of our 200th episode and more than 4 years of podcasting! To begin with I wish to thank all of you for your untiring support and feedback. This show has been, for me, a delightful adventure of exploration into the fascinating experiences and life’s lessons from authors, thinkers, and people with unique and informed thoughts. In this show Paul interviews me and gets me to reveal some very personal stories of my diverse past, life learnings, and thoughts of my direction in life. We talk...

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Our guest today brings with her a huge potpourri of emotional tragedy, cosmic learning, and even a surprising taste of laughter. And I say “a surprising taste of laughter” because after Soheila Adelipour tells her story, I guarantee you will be unsure exactly how to respond. The one thing you most certainly will walk away with is a renewed vision of the miraculous power of Love.

In 1979, Soheila Adelipour and her family arrived in the United States after escaping the horrors of revolution and persecution in Iran. She and her 5 siblings stuck closely together, worked hard, married, had children, and were blessed with impressive success in New York City. Her brother and “soul-mate” went on to become a highly regarded Neurosurgeon at the Lennox Hospital in Manhattan.

But for Soheila all that changed in 2007: her 22-year-old son, Stephan, near graduation at Boston University, was killed in a dorm room fire. THE worst thing any parent could experience. And then only 7 years later in 2013 her sister died after suffered 5 brain surgeries. And only a few months after that Soheila’s beloved brother and “soul mate” died of leukemia.

For many of us, these horrific tragedies would be utterly debilitating. But as she expresses in her 5 Star Amazon Book, Dancing to the Darkest Light, Soheila speaks a message on the power of love… even in the very darkest of times.

For more on Soheila Adelipour check out the following links:

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Website

Book: Dancing to the Darkest Light

 

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