Has there ever been a better time to decide what our lives should look like? We are emerging from a once-in-a-century cataclysm where our lives were upended, our communities remade and our priorities readjusted. Now as the call to return to “normal” grows more insistent, we get to ask the question: what does “normal” look like? Did the old normal serve me? What do I want my new normal to be? And what will that mean for my career, my community, and my family? These are the fundamental questions to building our lives – and now, rebuilding them. As a therapist and coach, Shoshanna Hecht has been wrestling with these very questions in her practice – and now, on this podcast. With guests from all walks of life including media, culture, politics, tech, business & activism, Shoshanna examines the overlap of our goals, relationships, boundaries and priorities, and how we can navigate them all with self-awareness and intention. What do we want our lives to look like? Welcome to Your New Life Blend.
Amber Briggle describes herself as mostly just an unconditionally loving mom, and as the mom of a transgender teen in Texas, she has been through it and then some.
Amber and her family were investigated by the Texas Department of Family Protective Services for child abuse in 2022 after Texas Governor Greg Abbott directed the agency to open such cases against families like theirs. Amber and her family sued the governor along with co-plaintiffs in PFLAG v. Abbott in order to permanently halt these investigations. Amber’s gonna tell us more about that case.
Amber uses her voice constantly to uplift this cause. She’s in the national mix of this conversation and has been, for what I’m sure has seemed like a very, very long time to her, outside of the never ending national headlines.
Amber is a small business owner of Soma Massage Therapy. Its tagline, “Self-care is how you get your power back.” So even Amber’s other family business fits right into the central Your New Life Blend question of how do you build the life you want, even when the world is coming at you with all it’s got, and remember to take care of yourself in the process.