The Art of Letting Go: Grief, Change, and The New Normal

June 23, 2020
Hosted by Lori Anne Rising and “Uncle Mark” Olmstead

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What if “normal” never comes back? We are living in a remarkable time of change and uncertainty. Our natural tendency is to want to hang on to what is familiar and comfortable, but that can be painful and limiting, especially when change is caused by things you have no control over. Yet letting go can stir up feelings of loss, grief, and depression. How do we step into this new world of the unknown in a positive way? How do we begin to create our “new normal” consciously and deliberately? In this episode, we talk with Christine Green about how to surrender the past, release old behaviors and move forward mindfully. Learn more about the Rise ‘n Shine! Show, or find out how you can be a guest at

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Lori Anne Rising and “Uncle Mark” Olmstead

Lori Anne Rising and “Uncle Mark” Olmstead

Since 2015, Lori Anne Rising and Uncle Mark Olmstead have been life partners in a quest to make a positive difference! Putting courage before comfort, and taking big risks to be true to their hearts, they are now sharing their mission of helping families rise and shine together.

Lori Anne is the international award-winning author of “You. Rising! Reclaim Your Life. Live Your Purpose.” This road map for women helps them shift from martyr to matriarch to live a healthier, happier, values-based life. As a Thought Leader with the Women’s Information Network, and a Global Prosperity and Peace Initiative Board Member, she is committed to women’s empowerment, social justice and helping create a world that works for everyone.

Uncle Mark is a singer/songwriter and International Best Indie Book Award-winning children’s author who’s performed on stages all over the world. His book, “The Adventures of The True Sunbeam,” is a delightful, universal story that reminds everyone’s inner child how to shine authentically and by using the book’s interactive activities, family relationships are strengthened, even across generations. Inspired early on by John Denver, Uncle Mark is committed to making a difference one song, and one story, at a time.

Together, Lori Anne and Uncle Mark are pursuing their dream of traveling, while lifting hearts and touching lives through words and music. Join them each week to discover new ways to “Rise ‘n Shine” in your own way, every day!

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