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Podcasts & Seashells: Sharing Your Ocean’s Song

How are podcasts like seashells?

There is nothing so calming as finding a shell on a long ocean walk, holding it to your ear, and hearing the ocean. That beautiful shell is trying to tell you one of Mother Nature’s biggest secrets.

The outside of everything is a direct reflection of what’s inside it.

Every object in the world only looks the way it looks because of this fact.  I too found a shell with beautiful colors on the outside of its rough surface. One end of it was shaped like the top of a castle. When I turned over my castle-shell and peered inside of that spire, there was a tightly twirled inner shell.  It was the same but completely opposite.  Smooth inside, rough outside.  Multi colored on the outside, mono on the inside.  What was held inside that tautly wound shell made by the ocean who knows how long ago, was the reason it’s outside was so starkly beautiful.

What is going on inside of us?  Are our insides, which make our outsides, ever being reflected out to the world?

When we hold a shell to our ears, we believe we are hearing the sound of the ocean inside of it. In reality, it is the sound of the ocean around it that we are hearing.  Once we can respect that what goes on inside of our heads and hearts deserves to be shouted to the world and that in sharing all of those thoughts and feelings, we will in fact, not only be lightening our burden, we’ll be lightening other’s burdens, we will find our true purpose again.

After a long relationship ends in an unexpected and painful way, we find ourselves actually whispering when we tell people about it at the coffee shop. Like we were the perpetrators of a crime.  The crime of not making our marriage last forever.

That is not what we should be doing.  We need to get out of our shells and understand that our stories have importance. Not just for us, but for many others.  And that is a thing of value that we own.  Our story.

That is why there are so many people listening to podcasts. They are yearning for connection with someone who speaks what they speak, who has the dreams that they dream and who has the feelings that they feel. Because podcasters have looked at their topic from every angle in ways that other people don’t.  And there is satisfaction in imparting those insights.

What is your ocean song that others need to hear? And how can you broadcast it and share it with the world?

We all go through major life transitions when relationships end… Through this website, I will share my thoughts as I walk the path of “New-Self” discovery. It doesn’t matter which side of 50 you are on. The real question is, Are you ready to live life? To forge a Path of Your Own Making (For a change!)? Then stop dwelling over the What-Might-Have-Beens and join me. Share your thoughts here, comment on mine, and let’s do this together!

2 Comments

  1. Jennifer Marsh O’Reilly Jennifer Marsh O’Reilly

    Hi, Diane—
    Former classmate from PHS class of ‘78 here. Don’t ask me how I happened upon your blog, as I wouln’t be able to recount the meandering path of links clicked. I was delighted to see that you’ve stayed on the creative path you forged in high school—I much admired your free spirit and talent for writing back then.
    Love the topic you’ve chosen. As a younger woman, I recall my eyes glazing over when looking at women the age we are now—a natural result of our society’s tendency to marginalize them; render them invisible. While social media & the blogosphere have provided a platform for empowerment, there are so many 50+ women who’ve accepted mediocrity as their fate, which sucks because we still have so much to give. It’s going to take a paradigm shift on the part of our society before we are valued for what we are, but approaching it on an individual basis, as you are, is a good start. Following.

    • Thanks so much and I could not agree with you more. We are invisible. I fight that every day, especially in the show business industry. But it’s everywhere! Loved that you reached out. Hope you enjoy my comedic “Menoplausible Moments” and “Diane Does”. Showing we all are fun and enthusiastic about trying new things!

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