Episode 200 : Margaret Shapiro On Maintaining Optimism

Featured Guest: Margaret Shapiro

  • Sep 01, 2020

“When we start to tell our stories, there’s a way that we change”

Margaret Shapiro is a writing coach, psychotherapist, and my Mom! She joins us for a very special 200th episode of Explore The Space Podcast. We discuss her immigration journey, maintaining a sense of optimism, and how the word “practice” informs her love of writing and her teaching style.

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Key Learnings

1.  Margaret’s experience leaving her family and emigrating to the United States from South Africa

2. How Margaret maintains a sense of optimism over the course of her life

3. Experiencing a “dark night of the soul”

4. What being married to a physician has been like

5. The importance of the word “practice” and why it’s in the name of her business “Sonoma County Writing Practice”

6. Teaching what you need to learn

7. What keeps Margaret fulfilled on a day to day basis, and how she’s sustained it during the Covid pandemic


Sonoma County Writing Practice

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