Having the Courage to Make a Life-Altering Sacrifice with Coco Cohen

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بواسطة Yuliana Kim-Grant، اكتشفه Player FM ومجتمعنا ـ حقوق الطبع والنشر مملوكة للناشر وليس لـPlayer FM، والصوت يبث مباشرة من خوادمه. اضغط زر الاشتراك لمتابعة التحديثات في Player FM، أو ألصق رابط التغذية الراجعة في أي تطبيق بودكاست آخر.

Joining Yuliana this week is Coco Cohen, a leading fitness professional based in New York. Coco tells her courageous story of giving up her daughter for adoption to give her daughter the wonderful life that she, herself, was unable to provide. As any mother would testify, this has to be the most painful sacrifice a parent could make, and today, Coco reveals how she made this supremely difficult decision out of love and selflessness – a decision not for herself but for her child.

She begins the conversation by recounting the event that redirected the course of her life - giving up her baby for adoption. Coco then courageously speaks about why and how the heart-breaking decision was made, and about maintaining a relationship with her daughter over the years. She also discusses being open-minded about having the uncomfortable conversation of “why” with her daughter when she gets older, and the episode comes to a close with Coco identifying the one song that resonates with her life- a song about choosing our lives and letting our scars show. Possibly the most courageous story shared on Phoenix Tales to date, Coco’s account of her life-altering sacrifice here today is a moving one that you will not soon forget.

Episode Highlights:

- The challenging event that redirected the course of Coco’s life

- Making the tough decision of giving up her child

- Going about the adoption process

- Coco speaks about meeting her daughter after two years

- Having the uncomfortable discussion of “why” when the time comes

- Coco discusses facing the reactions of others after making her decision

- The one song that describes Coco’s life

Quotes:

“I wanted my children to have the best I could offer for them, and that meant, if it wasn't going to be me, it was going to be a family that I knew.”

“I've never regretted my choice.”

“She was having a life that I wanted for her, that I knew that if I had tried to do it, I wouldn't have been able to give her this wonderful life.”

“That made me want my daughter to know me as a person. And to make sure that I was a person outside of just being a mother.”

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