May 31, 2019
Welcome to Onward, hosted by
Emily Harman; a new weekly podcast consisting of authentic
conversations about overcoming adversity and moving forward.
Subscribe now! In this interview Emily interviews author
Sheila Garner. Sheila’s book Taking Care of a Stranger
deals with her personal journey of
learning to live without a close relationship with her mother, who
had eight children, and how she learned to ﬁnd inner peace. During
the course of the interview Sheila speaks about moving onward in
the face of adversity, and the power of forgiveness and
is Sheila Garner’s book Taking Care of a Stranger
is the stranger in the book?
was Sheila’s life like as a child?
did Sheila change as she learned to seek reconciliation with her
Sheila ever have a heart-to-heart conversation with her
was Sheila’s mother’s love language?
made Sheila decide to write a book about taking care of her
difficult experience did Sheila deal have with her
- Sheila talks about the power of forgiveness in
her relationship with her mother.
- Sheila discusses the topic of her second
the time to learn who you are.
- Sheila was diagnosed with breast cancer on
January 10th, 2019.
- Recalibrating and repositioning her life took
Sheila owning her role in her divorce.
does Sheila mean when she says she wants to leave a
go to bed angry with your loved ones.
can you stop yourself from holding your happiness
3 Key Points:
- Sheila’s mother loved her children, and showed
her love in her own way.
- Letting go of hurt and healing the anger buried
within takes time and effort.
- To be
happy you have to be brave and you have to love
never heard the love word in our home, at all.” – Sheila
- “Journaling as a child made me feel better
because we weren’t talkers at home.” – Sheila Garner
- “Reconciliation came and forgiveness came after
I read the book a second time and I could feel the hurt all over
again.” – Sheila Garner