My guest this week is Robyn Spizman, author of a recent book called Loving Out Loud: The Power of a Kind Word. We focused on ways to share more love and connection with the people in our lives. For the most it’s just a matter of paying attention for opportunities. I think all of us can benefit from Robyn’s message and her positivity.
As Robyn describes, she had some real challenges going on in her life, but she seems determined to find love and joy right in the middle of these difficulties. I often assume it’s easy for others to be joyful because they don’t have the challenges I have, but that’s probably never true. So I was inspired by Robyn’s example.
Topics we talked about together included:
- What inspired Robyn to write this book
- What it means to “love out loud”
- How to be on the lookout for opportunities to share love with others
- The self-serving effects of showing love
- The importance of being a gracious receiver of others’ love
- Helping others understand how to love us
- Making a practice of noticing something positive each day
- How to start the day with an open heart and a positive attitude
- The problem of making it safe for other not to tell us the truth
- Understanding others’ likes and dislikes so we know how best to love them
- Thinking about the ways we want to be remembered by others
- How I made good friends with my local fishmonger
- Recognizing the love that comes through others’ service
- A good life as a lot of little loving moments
- Ways to deepen our relationships with our romantic partners
- How to love our friends out loud
I hope this conversation inspires you to share love in your own life as you find opportunities to give and receive love and appreciation.
Robyn Spizman is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author and popular keynote speaker.
She has appeared in the media for over three decades, including NBC’s Today show more than thirty times. She lives in Atlanta.