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For the second-guessers, the chronically hesitant, or anyone who suffers from decision fatigue, best-selling author and host Emily P. Freeman helps create a little space for your soul to breathe so you can discern your next right thing in love. Because out of the thousands of decisions you make everyday, chances are a few of them threaten to keep you up at night. If you're in a season of transition, waiting, general fogginess or if you've ever searched "how to make a decision" on the internet, listen in.

The Next Right Thing with Emily P. Freeman

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 4.9K Ratings

For the second-guessers, the chronically hesitant, or anyone who suffers from decision fatigue, best-selling author and host Emily P. Freeman helps create a little space for your soul to breathe so you can discern your next right thing in love. Because out of the thousands of decisions you make everyday, chances are a few of them threaten to keep you up at night. If you're in a season of transition, waiting, general fogginess or if you've ever searched "how to make a decision" on the internet, listen in.

    245: Voices of Lament with Natasha Sistrunk Robinson and Mariah Humphries

    245: Voices of Lament with Natasha Sistrunk Robinson and Mariah Humphries

    Today I'm glad to explore a topic that doesn't usually make the headlines in our newsfeeds but one that certainly deserves some airtime in our souls. We're talking about lament -- what it is, why it matters, and who some of our best teachers are in this practice. I'm glad to welcome two guests today to help me host this conversation: Natasha Sistrunk Robinson and Mariah Humphries.
    Links + Resources From This Episode: Voices of Lament Edited by Natasha Sistrunk Robinson Connect with Natasha and Mariah online Grab a copy of my book The Next Right Thing  Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman Download a transcript of this, and every, episode at emilypfreeman.com.

    • 29 min
    244: When A Public Figure Dies

    244: When A Public Figure Dies

    The news of the passing of a public figure can be both sobering and disruptive, no matter how far removed from us they were. How we navigate the loss of a public figure depends on the age of the one who dies, the manner of their death, and the degree to which we paid attention to their work their art, or their life of service. And it depends on us, our experience and perception of this person and their impact on our individual lives and on the arc of history.
     
    When someone who seemed larger than life stops living, there is often a collective pause and there should be. Today let's consider the strange dynamic of reckoning with the loss of a public figure. Listen in.
     
    Links + Resources From This Episode: Marcie Alvis Walker's post about Queen Elizabeth II Guerrillas of Grace by Ted Loder Order The Next Right Thing Guided Journal Grab a copy of my book The Next Right Thing  Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman Download a transcript of this, and every, episode at emilypfreeman.com.

    • 13 min
    243: How to Move Through Regret

    243: How to Move Through Regret

    The disembodied smoke of regret is nearly impossible to contain, corral, or neatly repackage and conceal. Once it's released, it sticks to the fibers and hangs on for days. Perhaps you can relate. Here is a practice that has helped me not only move through it but also find peace on the other side. Not a perfect peace, but a settled one. I hope it's helpful for you as well.

     
    Links + Resources From This Episode: Episode 79: Find Relief from Regret Conversation: The Sacred Art by Diane M. Millis Order The Next Right Thing Guided Journal Grab a copy of my book The Next Right Thing  Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman Download a transcript of this, and every, episode at emilypfreeman.com.

    • 16 min
    242: Are you afraid of choosing wrong?

    242: Are you afraid of choosing wrong?

    This conversation would be better had face to face and of course one episode won't eliminate the fear of choosing wrong. But it's a worthy conversation to at least begin here, especially considering how prevalent this fear is among many of us. Let's find clarity around what we're talking about when we say we're afraid of choosing wrong. Listen in.
     
    Links + Resources From This Episode: Holy Listening by Margaret Gunther Order The Next Right Thing Guided Journal Grab a copy of my book The Next Right Thing  Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman Download a transcript of this, and every, episode at emilypfreeman.com.

    • 14 min
    241: Write What You Know (And Other Life Advice)

    241: Write What You Know (And Other Life Advice)

    C.S. Lewis once said to “always prefer the plain, direct word to the long, vague one. Don’t implement promises, but keep them.” What's true for language can also be true for life. Why make something complicated when it can be simple instead? Here are 3 common writing tips given to writers that can be applied to our whole life. Listen in.
    Links + Resources From This Episode: Use code TISH22 for 30% off Liturgy of the Ordinary at ivpress.com LitHub: Should You Write What You Know? 31 Authors Weigh In by Emily Temple The Art and Craft of Writing with Ann Kroeker I Guess I Haven't Learned That Yet by Shauna Niequist Order The Next Right Thing Guided Journal Grab a copy of my book The Next Right Thing  Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman Download a transcript of this, and every, episode at emilypfreeman.com.  
     
     

    • 10 min
    240: A Staying Prayer for Parents

    240: A Staying Prayer for Parents

    Many parents are saying a big goodbye to their kids moving out of the house for the very first time. This prayer was written specifically with parents of college students in mind, but of course could apply for any parents, caregivers, or guardians sending young people out into the world. Listen in.
    Links + Resources From This Episode: Order The Next Right Thing Guided Journal Grab a copy of my book The Next Right Thing  Find me on Instagram @emilypfreeman Download a transcript of this, and every, episode at emilypfreeman.com.

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4.9K Ratings

4.9K Ratings

Lauragvlsc ,

I don’t have trouble making decisions, but…

I love Emily’s voice (literally and figuratively) and the solid questions she asks. Whenever a new episode comes out I am so excited to listen… a little refuge from day-to-day hustle. It’s so peaceful and helpful!

BreeHill ,

Exactly what I need

The Next Right Thing is best listened to in the quiets of morning as I’m making breakfast for my children before they roll out of bed to get their day started, or as I’m washing my face and brushing my teeth before bed-my night time routine. Emily’s podcast is the only podcast I listen to and pause constantly to crack open my journal and take notes or jot something she said down. She’s become the girlfriend who hits me where it hurts and says exactly what I need to hear.

LPinkansas ,

Goosebumps

Almost every time, I get goosebumps if not a tear. Podcasts are my partial flavor of media consumption and this. Is by far my favorite. From reading of the Word to borrowed prayers to the gentle music that frames each episode. Do yourself a favor and... “Listen in”.

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