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EP039: Sally Wyatt on the benefits of living outside your comfort zone, celebrating failure and adjusting to life abroad

guests podcast Apr 10, 2019

A few months ago I was awe-struck, watching magic in motion. The woman who orchestrated this particular piece of real-life magic is my guest on this week’s episode of MamaFuel. Sally Wyatt is an adventurer, a kind, energetic and intelligent woman who happens to be a mama to two tiny human girls, a writer, a dreamer and a courageous soul who spends a lot of time outside her comfort zone.

Sally moved to Switzerland less than a year ago (at time of recording) and has already built up a deep network of close friends and soul sisters through a H-U-G-E leap of faith she took late last year. Her willingness to make things happen and to find ways of making things work is inspiring me, and I know it’ll inspire you too. 

In this week’s episode we talk about the benefits of living outside your comfort zone (where Sally is happiest), finding your way back to yourself in the midst of mothering and all the things life throws at you, life as an expat, how moments of change and failure remind you that you’re alive and why teaching kids that failure is a natural part of life sets them up for success in life.

I loved Sally’s candid sharing about why she started her blog, Life Lemonaid, and how it’s helped her stay on an even keel mentally and intellectually: sanity-saving writing really is a glorious thing and Sally’s words uplift and inspire anyone who reads them. Hearing Sally talk about what it was like to volunteer for a massive event like TEDxLausanneWomen was also eye-opening, and has got me thinking of my own engagement with volunteer opportunities in Geneva and beyond. 

These show notes wouldn’t be complete without a link to the amazing TEDx talk given by Anna Whitehouse and Matt Farquharson, aka @mother_pukka and @papa_pukka at TEDxLausanneWomen 2018. THIS is the magic that Sally made happen for me (attending this TEDx talk was a turning point in my thinking and in my life) and meeting Anna and Matt in person was a fun, inspiring and cake-fuelled experience. I loved every second of it and I suspect you’ll love their talk as well.

When you’ve finished listening I’d love you to join our free Facebook community, where we’ll continue the conversation and where Sally is available to answer any questions or expand on what we talked about in this week’s episode. Click here to join the MamaFuel Virtual Village Facebook group. I can’t wait to see what resonated most with you about our conversation.

If you’d like to follow Sally, her’s where you can find her: 
On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/life_lemonaid/
Online: https://lifelemonaid.com/

You can watch the video of our call here.


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