242 – Margo Talbot – All That Glitters – A Journey Through Addiction and Depression

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Margo TalbotOn today’s show David is excited to be talking to Margo Talbot. Margo is a writer and climber living in Canmore, Alberta, where she immerses herself in the Rocky Mountains of Canada.  She spends her time speaking; writing and teaching people hot to climb. A sponsored athlete with Outdoor Research, her goal is to introduce as many people as possible to the activity that literally saved her life.

Margo credits physical activity and her relationship with nature as the driving forces in her healing journey through addiction and depression, a journey chronicled in her tell-all expose, All That Glitters.

On Today’s show Margo will share:

  • Her struggles with depression, through her teens, in her 20’s and early 30’s
  • What is cause-based depression?
  • How she experienced joy for the first time
  • The importance of surrounding yourself with POSITIVE, happy people, being outdoors, eating healthy
  • Our culture and childhood depression
  • Facing suicide, and feeling hopelessness 
  • Struggling with addictions from a young age
  • Steps to live a Happier Life
  • The importance of trusting yourselves

What an amazing podcast. Margo’s words are beautiful, she is encouraging, strong and loves nature. She will describe her book “All That Glitters: A Climbers Journey through Addiction and Depression” and how it can help others who are suffering.

Useful links:

http://www.allthatglittersbook.com/about/

 

Warren Macdonald Incredible Story 

http://www.thekickasslife.com/podcasts/208-warren-macdonald-survives-thrives-and-inspires/

 

Todays Songs:
Boomtown Rats – I don’t like Mondays
John Denver – Rocky Mountain High


Todays Quotes:

EXPRESSING GRATITUDE

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing
it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”

– William Arthur Ward

THE VIRTUE OF THANKFULNESS

“A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all the other virtues.”

– Cicero
THE SPARK FROM OTHERS

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”

– Albert Schweitzer

WHAT TO BE THANKFUL FOR

“Let us rise up and be thankful,
for if we didn’t learn a lot today,
at least we learned a little,
and if we didn’t learn a little,
at least we didn’t get sick,
and if we got sick,
at least we didn’t die;
so, let us all be thankful.”

– Buddha

SILENT GRATITUDE

“Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.”

– Gertrude Stein

WHY BEING GRATEFUL IS GOOD FOR YOU

“Opportunities, relationships, even money flowed my 

way when I learned to be grateful no matter what happened in my life.”

– Oprah Winfrey

THE LINK BETWEEN ART AND GRATITUDE

“The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.”

– Friedrich Nietzsche

LIVING BY GRATITUDE

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

– John F. Kennedy

GRATITUDE VS. THANKFULNESS

“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude.
Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness.
Thankfulness may consist merely of words.
Gratitude is shown in acts.“

– Henri Frederic Amiel

 

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