Leaning into the Mystery of our Stories with Brett Will Taylor

Leaning into the Mystery of our Stories with Brett Will Taylor

Brett Will Taylor joins the Writing Your Resilience Podcast to discuss vulnerability, family stories, shamanism, and the importance of leaning into the mystery.





Leaning into the Mystery of our Stories with Brett Will Taylor

Brett Will Taylor joins the Writing Your Resilience Podcast to discuss vulnerability, family stories, shamanism, and the importance of leaning into the mystery.

As you listen to this episode, consider the following questions: 

What are the family stories that you are living from? Who are your people and who or what do you consider to be your guides? How do you grapple with the things that no longer serve you? How does this work and the work of being present in life help you find and sharpen your writing voice?

Brett Will Taylor is forever exploring the stories we tell ourselves. He does that through his own writing, as a consultant to Fortune 100 companies, and a thought partner to men interested in their own development. Currently, he is writing a one-man show called “Home Free.” On the surface, the show is about selling and emptying the family home of forty years. On a deeper level, it’s about the stories we tell ourselves: why we create them, why it’s so hard to let go of them, and what happens when we do.

Episode Highlights: 

  • 2:00 Family Stories 
  • 8:00 Confronting Your Vulnerability
  • 10:00 Defining Shamanism
  • 12:00 The Importance of Story
  • 17:00 Grappling with What No Longer Serves Us
  • 27:00 Strategies for Staying Present
  • 34:00 Finding Your Voice 

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About Your Host


Lisa Cooper Ellison is an author, speaker, and trauma-informed writing coach with an Ed.S in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has spent the last two decades helping clients and students turn difficult experiences into art, and currently teaches courses in memoir, the psychology of writing, and the book proposal. Her essays have appeared in Huffington PostHippocampus Literary Magazine, and Kenyon Review Online, among others. 


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