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Oct 1, 2019

CTW008 The Romance of Our Nostalgia with Lauren Speeth


Lauren Speeth is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, and owner of Elfenworks Productions LLC. She is the author of Thread for Pearls, a historical fiction novel based in the early 1960s and 70s which shares what she understands as the fundamental human experience of hope and resiliency. Lauren is a master storyteller with wide-ranging interests in everything from the American experience to Irish spirituality as well as music about love and life.


Lauren joins me today to discuss her new novel and what motivated her to write her book. We discuss how her book inspires others to embrace hope in the face of adversity. We discuss the importance of creating a vision for each decade of your life and why she considers the kind of person she wants to be when creating her vision. We also discuss the role of idealism while creating your vision, how holding onto hope keeps you feeling young, and the role that fear and hope play when creating a vision for your life.




“We can all learn resiliency of hope.” - Lauren Speeth




This week on Coffee Table Wisdom:


  • Why she chose to set the book in the early 60s and 70s
  • Why she decided to write a book on the resiliency of hope
  • How her book inspires young readers to embrace hope in the face of challenging obstacles
  • The importance of creating a vision for each decade of your life
  • How parenting techniques have evolved over the years and how it has impacted our children’s resiliency and hopefulness
  • Considering the kind of person you want to be while creating your vision
  • The role of idealism in creating your 10-year vision
  • How holding onto hopefulness keeps you feeling young
  • Why she believes some people are blinded from issues due to fear
  • How fear cripples your ability to create a vision of hope and possibility
  • Turning mistakes and failures into opportunities to learn, grow and improve
  • The role that hope plays in your greater vision



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