Welcome to Sing With Your Feet

Well, friends, we did it. We got this podcast off the ground! To celebrate, I am dropping two episodes to get you…and all those other country bumpkins out there…hopefully...hooked!

I’ve started a Sing With Your Feet Facebook Page for the Podcast. If you want to get involved, ask a question, or have your own objections, (as long as you say them like a Southern Belle, we should be good.) That’ll be the best place for us to meet up!

Episode 1: The Funeral Singer

Me? I’m Lily, your fairy godmother. And you? You are the country bumpkin who needs my services. (Just play along, won’t ya? A little roleplay never hurt anyone.)

There will be a talk about the really amazing life lessons that come from attending a ton of funerals, but you’ll have fair warning in case you want to skip talk of the inevitability of death.

Lastly, you and I will sit on a park bench while children holler in the distance, talking about who exactly you are and who you want to be in your Ideal Life.

Oh. And there’s some homework. But listen anyway, okay?

Episode 2: You Are A Hero

I will demonstrate why exactly you are a hero, and I’ll start to chip away at some of the reasons you might not believe that it’s true.

You’ll get to hear a bit about Gigi, who will become a regular fixture of the podcast as the weeks progress. Lastly, you’ll get a pep-talk from yours truly, your fairy godmother that should get you thinking about why you need to pursue your Ideal Life.

(Here’s a hint: you are not done sparkling yet.) Oh. And there’s some more homework.

By the way, here’s that document I spoke of in the podcast:

The exercise would have you spend some time thinking of a positive memory from each year of your life from age 1 to age 18. It might get a little hairy in there, trying to remember. But take the time to do it. It’s remarkably enlightening.

Please, please, please: If any of this triggers you, or gets you thinking that you really need somebody to talk to, there are many reputable services available online and in-person. Please, this is me, Lily, your fairy godmother talking here: please get professional, competent, one-on-one help. YOU DESERVE IT.

Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast on your favorite podcatcher, and, please rate it and leave a comment. This would be super duper meaningful to me!

Episode 31: Mental Health Sing With Your Feet

Talking Points: Rage; Sublimation; Mental Hygiene. Episode 31: Mental Health is part of our series on the Ideal Life Categories. The series began back in Episode 15: The One About Our Bodies, in case you want to get caught up. Links: The Great Bathrobe Refashion: https://lilyfieldschallenge.com/2021/05/18/the-great-2021-bathrobe-refashion/ Rage Refashioning: https://lilyfieldschallenge.com/2021/05/27/rage-refashioning/ Sublimation: https://lilyfieldschallenge.com/2021/06/09/sublimation/ You can contact Lily by email: lily@lilyfieldschallenge.com. A great big thank you to Seven Productions here in Mulhouse, France for the use of the song "La Joie" as the intro and outtro to the show. Thanks also to Matt Kugler who sang it and Claude Ekwe who wrote it.
  1. Episode 31: Mental Health
  2. Episode 30: Contentment
  3. Episode 29: Commitments
  4. Episode 28: Lucidly Ever After
  5. Episode 27: Passionately Curious

Published by Lily Fields

I am passionate about contentment. This is a challenge, because I am equally passionate about progress. I get up at 4:00AM to chip away at a solution to this monolithic problem: how to make progress on my contentment. Born and raised in the USA, I married a French philosophy teacher in 1999. We have lived in France since 2007. We stayed young and carefree until life threw us two curveballs in the form of little humans one after another in 2015 and 2017 respectively. Now I am a slightly older, slightly more exhausted version of myself, but with mystery stains on my walls and a never-ending pile of laundry.

10 thoughts on “Welcome to Sing With Your Feet

    1. The Saint? I’m racking my brain here trying to remember a saint story!!!! But I’m glad you didn’t think it was too morbid. I wasn’t too sure how people would feel hearing about funerals…

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      1. I was thinking it might have been “saintly patience with their temper tantrums,” but, O! When The Saints! I still remember everyone’s surprise—like, “somebody screwed up the music?” And then….laughter. The pall bearers just got up…everyone laughing…it was beautiful!

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      2. Perfect!! One of my Uncle’s did a bang up job at my Grandpa, and Grandma’s funeral. If he’s still alive, I want him!! His eulogies were loving, but poked gentle fun. Reminding us all of their foibles, so we could laugh lovingly, as we cried. Maybe I need him to write it now, so I have editorial approval! lol

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