Hey babes! It’s Monday, which means it’s the beginning of the week and while most people dread the start of the week, I am one of those that loves Monday, it feels like a fresh start and basically a new clean slate to do whatever it is I need to do. PLUS I have so much fun exciting new things coming your way this week.
Today is an exciting day on FOP land because I am interviewing the author of one of my favorite books- Big Love. I read Scott’s book last year in December and it forever changed my life. I read the book while visiting my mom one weekend in Colorado while sipping tons of tea. Scott is very real and just spits out the truth, which as a writer I admire and also fuels as inspiration. He tells his truth without sugar coating what others what to hear and has an incredible voice. I’m not gonna spoil the book but I strongly recommend Big Love.
TEA TIME WITH SCOTT STABILE -BIG LOVE
I READ BIG LOVE IN TWO DAYS AND WAS IMPACTED WITH HOW INSPIRING AND RAW YOU ARE. IT TRULY INSPIRED ME TO START WRITING THE BOOK I’VE BEEN WANTING FOR YEARS. IF YOU COULD GIVE WRITERS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE WHAT WOULD IT BE?
There’s nothing too original about this advice, but it would be to sit your butt in the chair and write. Even when all you’ve got to offer is garbage, just write. Trust that by showing up to write, and by being as open as you can be to the process, and to yourself, you’ll find your way to the truth of your story.
This is so TRUE, which is how I was able to write this very personal and vulnerable post about a traumatic experience that I went through last year.
WHEN YOU ARE HAVING A ROUGH DAY, WHAT DO YOU DO TO UNWIND?
Long walks outside are probably my favorite source of therapy, and preferably among the trees. Screaming works too, especially if you really let it out.
I agree with you, being among nature and just walking is truly peaceful.
ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS
I love few books as much as Tiny Things by Cheryl Strayed. It’s moving, wise and so beautifully written.
YOUR BOOK REALLY TAUGHT ME A LOT ABOUT FORGIVENESS, SOMETHING THAT I DON’T THINK IS TALKED ABOUT OPENLY, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS THE BIGGEST OBSTACLE WHEN IT COMES TO FORGIVING, YOURSELF AND OTHERS?
I think the biggest obstacle to forgiveness is the belief that something can be unforgivable. When we see things as unforgivable, we aren’t likely to find a path to forgiveness. Conversely, when we believe in forgiveness, no matter what, we’re likely to find it (not always as quickly as we’d like, but still).
IF YOU COULD EAT ONE THING FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE WHAT WOULD IT BE?
y gut says ice-cream. Actually, my gut says anything but ice-cream, but I’m going with ice-cream. If I only get one flavor, it’s cookies and cream.
Scott thank you so much for joining us on Tea Time and also for writing such an incredible book! Babes have a great week, and remember you are all beautiful!