How a former member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints navigates the feeling of not belonging anyplace while still actually belonging every place. Great tips for fostering friendships with people who don’t think exactly like yourself.

Brené Brown Interview Clip:

The Restoration Table:

The moral roots of liberals and conservatives – Jonathan Haidt

Books mentioned:
Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown
The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt
12 Rules For Life by Jordan Peterson

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4 Replies to “Where Will You Go: 001: You Can Belong No Place and Anyplace”

  1. Marti,
    Thank you for starting this podcast. I have listened to this episode and the your most recent one. Many of the things you shared here resonate very strongly with me. I have felt so alone in my thoughts, thinking that I now had to think a certain way because I have left the church (like left leaning political ideas). But I find that many of the things I thought before, I still think! If that makes sense. Mormonism is a part of me and probably always will be. I’ve always hated when people complain about Utah or church culture, because many times the things they are complaining about have nothing to do with the church, but are human issues or problems, as you pointed out here. And I appreciate you talking about family relationships. I’m working on those harder than I ever did as a member!! And I think they are going in the right direction. Thanks again for sharing!

  2. Marti,
    Wonderful. Highly insightful, and good info. “You can belong no place, and anyplace” – love it! I love Brene Brown. May I offer a nugget that works for me? Going back home to myself… or another way to say it:Realigning to the truth of being “a child of God”. In my belief “there is nothing more power than YOU”.
    Life is about shedding “beliefs” or “be lief” or “Be lie” or “Be – a – Lie”, and going back/unraveling to come to your eternal core which is always worthy, unbroken, and is full of eternal love. Hence… the “Namaste” within yourself.


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