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Handbook for the Heartbroken w/ Sara Avant Stover
Episode 1585th May 2024 • Heart of the Story • Nadine Kenney Johnstone
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158 If you've ever felt alone in your suffering and uncertainty, this episode is for you. Bestselling author Sara Avant Stover shares her own story of serial heartbreaks and the steps she took towards repair. Through IFS (Internal Family Systems) therapy, Sara discovered how to acknowledge, understand, and heal her parts.

Covered in this episode:

  • The midlife transition most of us go through
  • Signs/stages of heartbreak
  • How to allow & be where we are
  • Getting to the root of your suffering and healing our parts 
  • Asking others for help
  • Fully surrendering
  • Patience and persistence 
  • Not giving up on ourselves
  • Why everything you’re feeling is normal 
  • The winding road of Sara's writing journey that ended in deep alignment

About Nadine:

Download Nadine's mini-retreat reset for busy women here. This guided meditation creates calm and clarity so you can listen to the directions of your heart.

Nadine Kenney Johnstone is a holistic writing coach who helps women develop and publish their stories. Her infertility memoir, Of This Much I'm Sure, was named book of the year by the Chicago Writer's Association. Her articles and interviews have appeared in Cosmo, Authority, Good Grit, OnSite Journal, MindBodyGreen, HERE, Urban Wellness, Natural Awakenings, Chicago Magazine, and more. Nadine is the podcast host of Heart of the Story, where she shares stories from the heart as well as interviews with today’s most impactful female creatives. Pulling from her vast experience as a writing, meditation, and yoga nidra instructor, Nadine leads women’s workshops and retreats online and around the U.S.

Nadine has helped writers in her community develop and publish countless books and hundreds of essays in places like The New York Times, Vogue, the Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Longreads, and more.

Her new book, Come Home to Your Heart, is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Bookshop.

Follow Nadine on Instagram @nadinekenneyjohnstone




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