417: How to Overcome Life's Obstacles | Anne Lamott


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Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/annelamott417

Anne Lamott (IG: @annelamott) is a New York Times bestselling author, a past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an inductee to the California Hall of Fame.

Her latest book is Dusk, Night, Dawn: On Revival and Courage.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How Anne found her voice writing about her father’s brain cancer
  • Finding healing, salvation and hope with a couple of best friends
  • Anne was 8 years old when she stumbled into the tennis circuit
  • Make writing a habit
  • Anne recalls her terrible experience in Toronto at customs
  • Just keep showing up
  • Writing isn’t about the money, it’s about the sacred tradition
  • The two books Anne recommends
  • Achieve creative freedom through discipline
  • How do we come through really difficult times?
  • Don’t give up, start where you are
  • Take the action and insight will follow
  • The concept of religion... let it be enough
  • Staying sober one day at a time
  • Writing became cleaner and clearer through sobriety
  • Being a Nana means to practice letting go
  • Write what you want to come upon
  • The 12-step program of recovery to helps addicts
  • Learning how to date... and finding love on online

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