You Need to Read – a conversation with Caroline McGraw


I was incredibly fortunate to be asked to participate in a video podcast series hosted by writer Caroline Garnet McGraw of A Wish Come Clear.  We both first became aware of each other through Glennon Doyle Melton’s blog, Momastery.  A few years back, Caroline guest-posted an essay about losing her best friend to addiction that absolutely gutted me. I just re-read it and wept again. Do yourself a favor and check it out.

Caroline first heard of me through He Wrote It Down, a post of mine that Glennon shared in 2015.

Also, Caroline did an amazing TEDx talk about not owing anyone an interaction.  It’s really good stuff- especially if you are a writer on the interwebs.

Anyway, here is our conversation – one episode in her fabulous series, “You Need to Read.”  We talked about writing, telling your story publicly, shame, abuse, and publishing from a scar versus a wound.  It was like sitting down with a great girlfriend for a long, cozy chat.  I could have talked for twelve more hours with her, but apparently, she has a life…


If you click on the link to the podcast on Caroline’s blog, you can enter for a chance to win a copy of Glennon’s book, Love Warrior– which makes all kinds of serendipitous sense given that G is how Caroline and I found each other!!

Thanks again for having me, Caroline!!




Hey beloveds!

I am writing a book and in order to get said book published it is awfully helpful to make the most of your platform.  At least, that is what The People Who Know The Things tell me.


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3 Comments on “You Need to Read – a conversation with Caroline McGraw

  1. Laura, it was a delight to talk with you for the interview series! Thank you for this generous post and for sharing your hard-earned wisdom; judging by the comments I’ve seen today, it’s really resonating.


  2. I love the theme of your blog, I love that it’s filled with inspiration you’ve divined from others’ words and your take on them. I love that I found Glennon, and Brene, and Anne, and Elizabeth and you and now Caroline too. You are all warriors that I am inspired by and honored to pick up a shield and stand next to, in hopes of forging forward towards healing and less loneliness. Carry on, warrior!


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