Your Chosen Family: Near, Far, but Always There

Conversations from the Heart - October 29th 2021

Author: Rachel Brathen

Topics: Family, Growth

Links: Apple Podcasts / Spotify

About the Episode

Everywhere you go becomes a part of you somehow.

In today’s episode, Rachel’s journey to Costa Rica is ending as she mourns the recent loss of someone very dear to her heart. Recognizing the collection of chosen family she has scattered throughout her second home, she reminisces on stories from the past and grieves a future that will never come to be.

But our loved ones are never very far, are they?

A short trip away, a brief phone call, or locked in our subconscious and seen only in dreams - we are connected to the ones we love when it really matters.

Life changes over the years, but the scattered fragments of our hearts always guide us back home when the timing is right. This episode will bask you in gratitude for your chosen family, your memories, and all the places where you belong.

Don’t forget to hold them tight.

Key Takeaways

  • Your chosen family may just be the most important people in your life. They are the people you are connected to for no other reason than a deep love for one another.
  • Home can exist in many different places at once.
  • Say ‘I love you’ as often as you can. Don’t take your people for granted.
  • Hold onto your memories. The loves ones you’ve lost live on through them.