Carrie Cariello on Building the Bridge from Awareness to Compassion
Being a mother may be the single most under-appreciated job in today’s world, but every day I have the gift of meeting phenomenal women who have found a way to do their life’s great work while simultaneously raising a family.
Today’s guest, Carrie Cariello, is no exception. Carrie is an author, blogger, public speaker and mother of 5 children, one of whom was diagnosed with autism at a very young age. She shares her story of raising a family, and specifically her experiences with her son Jack, in her two books What Color is Monday?, Someone I’m with has Autism, on her personal blog and as a contributor on platforms such as Huffington Post and TODAY.
Carrie’s work is incredibly moving and insightful, and regardless if you’re a mother or not, today’s episode will help you understand how to assume less, understand more, and bridge the gap between awareness and compassion with anyone you meet.
In This Episode:
iTunes review of the week [ 1:32 ]
Today’s guest, Carrie Cariello [ 3:00 ]
What inspired Carrie to begin writing about her journey and experience of raising a son who has autism [ 6:20 ]
What her son Jack’s diagnosis has since taught her about herself [ 10:35 ]
How Carrie creates space for herself [ 13:13 ]
The impact Carrie’s work has had on her own life and the lives of others [ 19:59 ]
How WE can be more compassionate when we experience others differences [ 21:00 ]
How Carrie has learned to slow it down [ 24:55 ]
The biggest lessons about marriage that Carrie has learned along the way [ 30:29 ]
How Carrie was able to claim her own truth [ 35:20 ]
Soul Shifting Quotes:
“We’re very intentional about what we let into our lives and what we participate in.”
“Our family is ours, and it is ours only.”
“I want everyone who is exposed to autism, on any level, to come away with a good feeling.”
“I’m seeing more and more, that the obvious answer, is not always going to be the right answer.”
“You are more than this minute.”
“I think there’s a very big divide between knowing what we want, and knowing how to do it.”
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Read Carrie’s first blog on Huffington Post- This Is Marriage
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