9 episodes

Each week Jane Webster and Wendy Harrop use a love letter as a springboard for soulful and rich conversation.What is a love letter? It is a letter, a text, a poem, a direct message, a drawing, a voice message, a watercolor, a recipe, a cup of tea, a smile, a home-baked meal delivered. It's anything that connects us and makes us feel all those messy emotions, that without life would be pretty beige.“What is most personal is most universal.” ~ Carl R. RogersWhat connects them to the letter will undoubtedly connect you as well.

Love Letters, Life and Other Conversations Jane Webster and Wendy Harrop

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Each week Jane Webster and Wendy Harrop use a love letter as a springboard for soulful and rich conversation.What is a love letter? It is a letter, a text, a poem, a direct message, a drawing, a voice message, a watercolor, a recipe, a cup of tea, a smile, a home-baked meal delivered. It's anything that connects us and makes us feel all those messy emotions, that without life would be pretty beige.“What is most personal is most universal.” ~ Carl R. RogersWhat connects them to the letter will undoubtedly connect you as well.

    A Love Letter to Possibility

    A Love Letter to Possibility

    This week, on the Love Letters, Life, and Other Conversations podcast, Jane and Wendy talk about possibility and perspective. 

    Inspired by Rosamund & Benjamin Zander’s book,“The Art of Possibility,” they discuss:

    - How the stories we tell ourselves about what’s going on in our lives can affect our mindset and experiences. They explore the idea of changing the narrative and empowering a new story that infuses meaning and quality into your life.

    - Turning challenges into opportunities by questioning our circumstances and viewing the situation through an alternative lens instead of simply following the status quo. 

    - The freedom of seeing the world as a place full of possibility and abundance, instead of a place of scarcity.
    Wendy’s Takeaways:
    Being able to articulate that although we haven't arrived at a place where everything is "perfect," we can still acknowledge the good that's a part of our day-to-day life.

    The joy of the idea that anything is possible while recognizing that possibility is an art, which means it requires practice.

    The little girl in the book’s default outlook was “perfect.” It is what you make it.Jane’s Takeaways:
    The concept that whatever the problem, whatever the story, whatever the framework, it's all been invented already. And we as individuals have everything we need at our disposal to reinvent it.

    Taking an alternative approach to problem-solving and reframing with a picket fence rather than a circle.

    Conversation cements both new ideas and new habits. 

    Resources mentioned in this episode:

    Seth Godin's altMBA

    The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life - Rosamund Stone Zander & Benjamin Zander

    The Audacity to Be Queen: The Unapologetic Art of Dreaming Big and Manifesting Your Most Fabulous Life  - Gina DeVee

    To find out more about Jane's "I Want More the Next Thirty Years"  group that she mentions in the episode,  get in touch via email at: jane.thefrenchtable@gmail.com, or drop Jane a direct message via Instagram at @janewebsterthefrenchtable.
     
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    You are invited to share your love letters with them for consideration for a future conversation.  Email your love letter to loveletterconversations@gmail.com 

    What is a love letter?  
    It is a letter, a text, a poem, a direct message, a drawing, a voice message, a watercolor, a recipe, a cup of tea, a smile, a home-baked meal delivered.  It's anything that connects us and makes us feel all those messy emotions, that without life would be pretty beige.

    Visit the Podcast Page:  https://bit.ly/3d8sCDo 

    Stay connected with Jane and Wendy on Instagram:
    Jane Webster
    @janewebsterthefrenchtable
    Wendy Harrop
    @phineaswrighthouse

    • 29 min
    A Word as a Love Letter to the Year Ahead

    A Word as a Love Letter to the Year Ahead

    This week on the Love Letters, Life, and Other Conversations Podcast Jane and Wendy discuss how choosing a word to guide your year is like a love letter to the months ahead.
    Wendy and Jane share the words that they have chosen for 2022. They talk about how setting a word for the year gives an intention to attach to decisions and actions as you move through the year. They also talk about how these words can have a lasting impact even after the year has passed. 

    Wendy’s Takeaway
    The how is not our responsibility. It is our responsibility to be open to what the universe is putting on our hearts. Give yourself permission to be the best version of yourself. Everyone wins when you are the best version of yourself. Jane’s Takeaway
    Grace and kindness from my lips is a phrase I’m going to strive for.---------------------------------
    You are invited to share your love letters with them for consideration for a future conversation.  Email your love letter to loveletterconversations@gmail.com 

    What is a love letter?  
    It is a letter, a text, a poem, a direct message, a drawing, a voice message, a watercolor, a recipe, a cup of tea, a smile, a home-baked meal delivered.  It's anything that connects us and makes us feel all those messy emotions, that without life would be pretty beige.

    Visit the Podcast Page:  https://bit.ly/3d8sCDo 

    Stay connected with Jane and Wendy on Instagram
    Jane Webster
    @janewebsterthefrenchtable
    Wendy Harrop
    @phineaswrighthouse

    • 37 min
    A Jack Gilbert Poem as a Love Letter

    A Jack Gilbert Poem as a Love Letter

    This week on the Love Letters, Life, and Other Conversations Podcast Jane and Wendy discuss the poem A Brief for the Defense by American Poet Jack Gilbert as a love letter. 
    Wendy and Jane talk about the act of allowing for delight and richness in life, and that our joy does not take the joy away from someone else.
     They talk about;
    How one person's experience of joy may not at all be the same as another.That if we focus on injustice and are allowed only to be happy when no one is suffering, we will have a world of only suffering. That injustice is not to be disregarded, but that gratitude and joy are to be given their place as well, and how in turn this actually gives us the opportunity to do something about the injustices we see. Not to let other people steal your joyWendy’s Takeaway
    ‘We must risk delight.'Jane’s Takeaway
    ‘We can do without pleasure.’ but, there must be a choice because some of us can’t. She will take away to really look into the difference between pleasure and delight. 
    Full Text for Jack Gilbert Poem: A Brief for the Defense

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    You are invited to share your love letters with them for consideration for a future conversation.  Email your love letter to loveletterconversations@gmail.com

    What is a love letter?  
    It is a letter, a text, a poem, a direct message, a drawing, a voice message, a watercolor, a recipe, a cup of tea, a smile, a home-baked meal delivered.  It's anything that connects us and makes us feel all those messy emotions, that without life would be pretty beige.
    Visit the Podcast Page:  https://bit.ly/3d8sCDo 
    Stay connected with Jane and Wendy on Instagram
    Jane Webster
    @janewebsterthefrenchtable
    Wendy Harrop
    @phineaswrighthouse

    • 43 min
    Love Letters to Ourselves

    Love Letters to Ourselves

    This week on the Love Letters, Life, and Other Conversations Podcast Jane and Wendy share how we can give a Love Letters to Ourselves.
    Wendy and Jane are no longer waiting for someone to give them permission to live their lives as they want them to be.  They have each written a love letter to themselves in the form of a motto to live by.  Jane’s love letter to herself is “I’m never going back to the beige, I’m only available for extraordinary” and Wendy’s love letter to herself is “I’m only available for what delights me!’
    They talk about;
    How what we are seeking lies in giving ourselves permission and how that act shows others it is possible for them also.What extraordinary experiences are and how to recognize them.That being happy is not selfish, it is a gift to yourself and others.Wendy’s Takeaways
    Jane's commitment to the extraordinary and how she does not keep it to herself but includes her circle of friends in that commitment.Being open to another perspectiveHow using your intuition and trusting yourself is all that you needJane’s Takeaways
    Bravery - be brave and tell someone exactly what you are thinking because that bravery leads to extraordinary conversations.Raw vulnerability lets us connect in a way that something extraordinary good can happen.That the extraordinary can be the most ordinary thing…like digging in the garden. ---------------------------------
    You are invited to share your love letters with them for consideration for a future conversation.  Email your love letter to loveletterconversations@gmail.com

    What is a love letter?  
    It is a letter, a text, a poem, a direct message, a drawing, a voice message, a watercolor, a recipe, a cup of tea, a smile, a home-baked meal delivered.  It's anything that connects us and makes us feel all those messy emotions, that without life would be pretty beige.

    Visit the Podcast Page:  https://bit.ly/3d8sCDo 
    Stay connected with Jane and Wendy on Instagram
    Jane Webster
    @janewebsterthefrenchtable
    Wendy Harrop
    @phineaswrighthouse

    • 39 min
    A Song as a Love Letter to Chateau Bosgouet

    A Song as a Love Letter to Chateau Bosgouet

    This week on the Love Letters, Life, and Other Conversations Podcast Jane and Wendy share and talk about A Song as a Love Letter to Chateau Bosgouet.
    Jane shares a story of how Charlotte of Viv et Margot, a now dear friend, persistently encouraged her to join in the practice of doing Instagram Lives and a resulting contest that arose from that experience. The contest was to submit a love letter to win a Chateau Life Residency at Chateau Bosgouet. Contestants could submit anything that they considered a love letter, be it a poem, a letter, a watercolor, or a song.  The winning love letter was a beautiful song written by Pearley Jones.
    They talk about;
    How Charlotte’s persistence opened Jane up to something she would not have dreamed of doing, and that it led to so many people being able to connect with her, and she with them.The beauty of being able to dream big without having experienced the thing of your dreamsThe importance of not letting your ‘dreams become a maybe’Wendy’s Takeaways
    How when you do something that scares you great things follow; there are great things on the other side of scary.Even though the deadline was looming and so many others had already submitted their entries, Pearley Jones took her chance and sent in her submission. Jane’s Takeaways
    Nuance; understanding what lies between the lines.Intuition; following your own and when someone just ‘gets’ it.Vulnerability; that being open to the scary leads to a braver you. ---------------------------------
    You are invited to share your love letters with them for consideration for a future conversation.  Email your love letter to loveletterconversations@gmail.com
     
    What is a love letter?  
    It is a letter, a text, a poem, a direct message, a drawing, a voice message, a watercolor, a recipe, a cup of tea, a smile, a home-baked meal delivered.  It's anything that connects us and makes us feel all those messy emotions, that without life would be pretty beige.

    Visit the Podcast Page:  https://bit.ly/3d8sCDo 


     Stay connected with Jane and Wendy on Instagram
     Jane Webster
    @janewebsterthefrenchtable
     
    Wendy Harrop
    @phineaswrighthouse

    • 35 min
    Jeff's Birthday Love Letter

    Jeff's Birthday Love Letter

    This week on Love Letters, Life, and Other Conversations Podcast Jane and Wendy share and talk about a Birthday love letter to Wendy’s dear friend Jeff.
    While an incredible cook, Wendy’s dear friend Jeff had proclaimed he was not able to make cookies.  This led to Wendy making cookies for him each year on his birthday.  This particular Birthday love letter came the year that Jeff retired and moved to France - too far to send his birthday cookies. Wendy’s solution to the distance between them was to send the dry ingredients to France for Jeff to bake his favorite cookies himself. Enclosed in the package was a handwritten recipe from her as a love letter,  plus a little bonus love letter from her daughter Amelia; Jeff’s god-daughter. 
    They talk about;
    How recipes are a love letter evoking memories of moments and traditions shared. The treasure that a gift is when there is genuine thought and care for the recipient’s experience of it.  How the food surrounding birthdays is such an integral part of the celebration, often because the birthday celebrant chooses a favorite dish or menu and that is part of the gift of their day.Wendy’s Takeaways
    A birthday or any gift does not need to be expensive but it needs to be thoughtfulGifts are not finite. They are not just a gift to the recipient, but one for the giver and then when the gift is treasured, it's a gift that gives again and again. Jane’s Takeaways
    The recipe shows pure friendship and love.How the love of a child can change someone’s heart.Thoughtfulness creates a moment that lasts ---------------------------------
    You are invited to share your love letters with them for consideration for a future conversation.  Email your love letter to loveletterconversations@gmail.com
     
    What is a love letter?  
    It is a letter, a text, a poem, a direct message, a drawing, a voice message, a watercolor, a recipe, a cup of tea, a smile, a home-baked meal delivered.  It's anything that connects us and makes us feel all those messy emotions, that without life would be pretty beige.

    Visit the Podcast Page:  https://bit.ly/3d8sCDo 


    Stay connected with Jane and Wendy on Instagram
     Jane Webster
    @janewebsterthefrenchtable
     
    Wendy Harrop
    @phineaswrighthouse

    • 36 min

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