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Rachel Michelberg

Rachel Michelberg
After the Crash with Rachel Michelberg on Writing Her Truth

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Summary

Hey everyone. Stay tuned to the end of the interview where I’ll give you some actionable insights that I learned from my guest. These insights are also in the show notes. As always, thanks for listening.

Now on to my guest for today, Rachel Michelberg, author of the book Crash: How I Became a Reluctant Caregiver.

Rachel was an actor, singer, mother of two, and in a troubled marriage when her husband suffered a plane crash that left him severely disabled. Crash is a memoir about the choices she made when faced with no choice - she thought - about having to become a full-time caregiver, a story that she found needed to be told.

In this intimate talk, Rachel and I share reflections on the difficult experience of becoming caregiver to a spouse, the vital need for caring for oneself first, and practicing compassion for even the harshest critics.

Rachel also relates her journey of learning to run a business, first as a voice teacher when she had to leave performing behind, and then as an author promoting her book, and the vital necessity of learning to value yourself.

Now, let’s get better together.

Actionable Insights

  • Rachel observes that taking care of yourself is “the most unselfish” thing you can do. Once you take care of yourself, you can truly give to your family, your business, or anything else that needs your attention.
  • Learn to value your offerings and your time. Rachel identifies this as key to building a business and becoming better at what she does.
  • Everyone carries a burden, whether it’s obvious or not. Compassion is key to building better relationships while also protecting your own peace.

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