I’ve been connecting with today’s guest, Jeanette LeBlanc online for years and it was beyond a pleasure to finally get to drop in with her for an interview. If you visit her website, jeanetteleblanc.com, what she does is clear as day. It says, “I help people find their words (and use them really well).”
And you know how much I love putting words to good use!!
So here’s what we got into…
Jeanette’s big truth was about dismantling the myth that we heal in isolation, which led us into a conversation about cycles of healing and how repeating lessons isn’t necessarily negative.
She shared the origin story of how she’s evolved and iterated from being a good girl, preacher’s daughter with a science degree to a mommy blogger, birth doula, photographer and the rebellious writer and guide that she is now.
And of course we talked about our stories: the difference between the stories we tell, finding the truths in our stories, how our stories connect and heal us, and how the creative process of storytelling doesn’t have to be a big thing that requires a microphone, platform or even an audience.
Enjoy this one and share it up – stories and words are universal things we all have access to, there’s a lot of power to be mined here.
From Jeanette LeBlanc:
I spent most of my years working very hard to be a good girl. One day I woke up, and decided to write my way out of my own life. Things haven’t been the same since. Single mama to two ridiculously unruly daughters, I believe in the smooth honey burn of whiskey, the importance of a properly placed curse word, the crashing of ocean waves, pencil skirts, vintage band tees and fringed boots, the kinship of the wild wolf, walking for miles in unfamiliar cities, the power of dark red lipstick and the necessity of putting out for the muse on the regular.
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What You’ll Hear:
6:30 The truths happening in Jeanette’s life right now
10:49 Why you don’t need to return to your wounds to heal them
12:36 Jeanette’s professional and creative cycles
16:33 Why Jeanette is passionate about helping people get their stories out
23:04 Elizabeth shares the humbling experience of meeting people you’ve touched personally through your work
25:10 Having the courage to tell your story
27:18 Connecting to the truth of your story to discern who gets to be in your life and who doesn’t
31:28 Why your story as you experience it has value, outside of whether or not it aligns with someone else
35:20 What you should be prepared for if you want to share your story
37:00 How Jeanette comes up with her questions for her course
42:47 Recording your truths and being able to revisit them
43:56 The spiral staircase and revisiting the same lesson more than once
44:44 Why there is no shame in encountering a lesson again from a higher perspective
47:05 How Jeanette knows when a question is answered and when a story is done being told
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“We don’t get to heal unless we come together.” Jeanette LeBlanc
“We tend to think of cycles as this repetitive, negative thing.” – Jeanette LeBlanc
“You weren’t trying to do anything with it because you weren’t attached, and then it grew legs.” – Elizabeth DiAlto
“It was this moment of stepping into a greater purpose that I can’t even totally put into words.” – Jeanette LeBlanc
“Sometimes what I get back almost feels too big for me to hold.” – Jeanette LeBlanc
“There is empowerment in telling your story.” – Jeanette LeBlanc
“The stories you’re ready to stop telling, they start sounding the same.” – Jeanette LeBlanc
“There is a sense of completion to that story, you just have to be ready to let it go.” -Jeanette LeBlanc
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