This is the final episode!


Episode 13: The permission to enjoy life.  

Guest: Laurel Fraser



Today’s guest is Shine Squad member, Laurel Fraser.

Laurel lives in Washington, DC, and is a seminary student at Wesley Theological Seminary. She’s working on completing her Master of Divinity degree. She hopes to be a hospital chaplain someday, particularly in the mental health ward.

Show Notes


Here are some notabe topics and quotes from today’s episode:

  • Living with bipolar disorder
  • Being present
  • Connecting with someone else can pull you out of a negative space
  • Relationships and balance
  • “Healing for me has been more about being able to manage the down days”
  • “I was giving myself permission to enjoy things”
  • Do one very very small thing that can ground you. Writing down to-do list or grocery lists.
  • Accepting yourself for who you are  + body positivity
  • “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”


Published by Sinclair P Ceasar III

Sinclair Ceasar is a speaker, podcaster, and higher ed professional committed to helping people live a better story, and be more hopeful. He sends weekly inspirational emails to over 1K readers each Monday. Email him at or connect with him via Twitter @Sinclair_Ceasar

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