Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night!
Our guest for today’s episode is Ashlyn Carter. Ashlyn is a new friend of mine, and she’s a gal who is inspiring me like crazy these days. She’s a copywriter, a calligrapher, and an amazing speaker who travels all over the country teaching creative women how to tell their stories, and sharing her personal story — and that’s what you’re going to hear about today!
Today, Ashlyn’s going to be telling us the story of how she battled perfectionism, work-life imbalance, an eating disorder, anxiety, and depression.
She tells us her story of recovery, and grace, and how she’s learning to work from a place of rest not from a place of hustle, and that’s just the beginning.
Friends, I took notes like crazy during this conversation. I seriously have a whole list of things that Ashlyn mentioned in this episode that I cannot wait to put into practice in my own life.
But even more than that, as we talked, I feel like Ashlyn gave me the biggest hug. She has this way of immediately feeling like your best friend, and helping you see that you’re not alone in what you’re going through. And that’s exactly what she did for me.
Right before we jumped into the conversation, I told Ashlyn that I was pretty sure I was going to cry during this episode because we were going to be talking about anxiety on a day that I was really struggling with it myself.
Ashlyn looked me in the eye, right before we started recording, and said, “Steph, you are so not alone in this” and then I DID start crying.
If you struggle with perfectionism, if your work-life balance is totally off these days, if you are struggling with an eating disorder, with anxiety, or with depression, there’s one thing I hope you walk away from this conversation knowing: It’s exactly what Ashlyn told me, “You are so not alone in this.”
You’re going to love our conversation.
So, with that said, you can listen to this episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the app, Stitcher and Spotify!
I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too!
Welcome to Girls Night!
LINKS FROM THE SHOW:
A free download of Stephanie’s book, The Lipstick Gospel
The Atlanta-based restaurant they mentioned, Two Urban Licks
John Piper’s sermon that Ashlyn mentioned
Laura Casey’s book, Make It Happen
Claire Diaz Ortiz’s book, Design Your Day
Ashlyn’s team uses the Slack app
The Mark Twain quote Stephanie read from Donald Miller is:
“If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.”
The book by Henry Cloud and John Townsend, Boundaries
Tim Keller’s book, Every Good Endeavor
The verse Stephanie mentions is 2 Corinthians 10:5
“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
Something God is teaching Ashlyn: working on control in her life
One thing Ashlyn is loving these days is Primally Pure
A woman currently inspiring Ashlyn is her financial coach and friend, Shanna Skidmore
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