Defining Steps for Life

Julie Shannon equips individuals and communities to engage in practical compassion for the realities of life. She utilizes speaking and writing to inspire others with real talk on real life issues, sharing solutions and stories to encourage hope, community, and a renewed perspective.



Encouraging Women

Equipping Communities

Engaging Life

Giving Thanks

On the The Bearing Life® podcast this week I shared about the impact of seeing a sign that said, “In All Things Give Thanks.” One of the most difficult things I’ve done in the last six months was to say goodbye to my sweet Emma. She was in my life for thirteen and a half […]

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Writing New Chapters

A. M. Peters joins me in this episode to talk about truly living life, cultivating courage, and countering the need for approval and the comparison trap. Hearing how he overcame adversity and his willingness to pursue career changes and embrace new seasons of life is truly inspiring. I know you will walk away from this […]

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Thankfulday #14

Thankful for welcoming care in emergency hospitals.

Inspiration of a Sign

I’m so excited to begin sharing Season 5 of The Bearing Life® podcast! In the first episode, I’ll give a brief update on my new book about weathering life storms and also share a story about the challenge I faced and encouragement I received from a small sign in a store window. It made me […]

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Growing Courage in the Unexpecteds

Embracing a new adventure can require us to take a deep breath and step forward…even while the step feels scary. Several months ago, I set out on a new life adventure and have been balancing deadlines, pandemic precautions, and trying to step out and start growing roots in my new community. One way I find […]

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