The LOVESPEAKS Series
Season 3 Episode #8:
Speaking of Lists
Thirteen years after losing her father in a tragic car accident, Laura Carney’s brother discovered a list their father had made. The list included 60 things their father hoped to experience in his lifetime and Laura saw it as an invitation to live out her father’s dreams.
At 25 years old, Laura embarked on a journey that would reveal so many things, starting with keeping her father’s memory alive. It took her five years and eleven months to complete the list and today she has made a list of her own.
This podcast episode will inspire you to make your own list, and it will open your heart up to new ways of healing after losing a loved one.
Laura Carney is a writer and magazine copy editor in New York and has been published by the Washington Post, the Associated Press, Good Housekeeping, Maria Shriver’s The Sunday Paper, and many more news outlets.
My Father’s List: How Living my Dad’s Dreams Set Me Free, published by Post Hill Press, is Laura’s first book. Her story is about how one woman, with the help of family, friends, and strangers, found the courage to go after her own dreams after realizing those of her beloved father Michael Carney.
In honor of Laura’s father, whose mantra was “Nobody ever dies if they create something,” please check out Michael Carney’s book The Why Generation In a Why Not World.
For more about Laura Carney, please go to bylauracarney.com
If you or someone you know is grieving and needs support, please visit The Memory Circle – a magnificent platform built by my dear friend and Chief Grief Officer Barri Leiner Grant.
And please forgive my Jimmy Carter moment. If you listen you will know. Blessings to the Carter family.
Sally Lou & Laura will discuss:
- Losing a father
- How writing heals
- Connecting to loved ones who have passed
- Grieving and its unexpected gifts
- Living in the moment
- Facing our fears
- Distracted Driving Awareness
- How loss unlocks growth
- Being less afraid of death
- Trusting ourselves