Finding the Power Within with Laura Hill


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This week, Yuliana is joined by guest Laura Hill, who opens up the episode to talk about the moment she decided to leave her husband after 30 years of marriage. Having met when she was 19 and he was 10 years her senior, Laura had to mature at a young age, eventually realizing that she had a lot of growing to do, and that this needed to take place outside of her marriage. Since then, she’s learned about the importance of therapy and how to allow herself to feel joy.

Laura goes on to talk about how beneficial therapy has been, and why it’s allowed her to start dating again. And while she finds the dating world much less stressful than she did as a teenager, she feels content for the first time in her life being on her own. She draws the episode to its conclusion by raving about her first year on her own in the past three decades, and how excited she is to return to herself.

Episode Highlights:

  • Deciding to divorce her husband
  • Growing up too early as a child
  • Her brother’s diagnosis with Schizophrenia
  • The importance of therapy
  • Allowing herself to experience joy
  • Healing childhood trauma
  • The stigma around not having children
  • Dating post-divorce
  • Learning to enjoy your own company


“The fun part is I kind of get to relive the experience of being in my early 20s, with the knowledge of being in my 50s which is exciting and terrifying at the same time.”

“I feel like, because of some of the life experiences that I had as a child, that I never really fit in with my peers anyway.”

“I was always guarded. You know, I had friends, but there was always kind of this shell that I had on.”

”In ending that marriage, I've just kind of had to sort through everything, not just the marriage, not just that ending, but also really, once and for all, just deal with some of the stuff that I just kind of pushed to the bottom for too long.”

“I feel like at six, your personality is pretty solidly formed, but also your soul hasn't been completely crushed by life experiences.”

“I can just focus on what I'm dealing with from the past, and put it to bed, and not have to worry about anybody else's reaction to what I'm going through, and I love that.”

“I have always felt like things are going too well, something bad is going to happen.”

“The good thing about dating now, is, there's no pressure.”

Laura’s song - “Independent Woman” by Destiny’s Child


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