In this episode:
Michelle engages in a thought-provoking conversation with guest Mikala Albertson, a family practice doctor turned stay-at-home mom and writer. They discuss how embracing the ordinary moments in life and finding beauty in everyday challenges can lead to personal and spiritual growth. Mikala also opens up about her own healing journey, overcoming childhood trauma, and finding strength in sharing her story with others. Join Michelle and Mikala on this inspiring episode as they explore the power of repurposing life's trials into sources of hope and inspiration.
Mikala Albertson, MD is a family practice doctor turned mostly stay-at-home mom who is passionate about Jesus and all things ordinary. Since 2017, she has been writing and inspiring women to let go of striving for the world's expectations so they can fully embrace the good, hard, ordinary life God has planned. Life is beautifully ordinary, after all! Mikala lives with her husband of 19 years just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah, and together they raise their five children who range in age from 16 to 4. Be ordinary on purpose, and learn more at ordinaryonpurpose.com or on Instagram at @ordinaryonpurpose.
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Both medicine and storytelling share a common thread—a love for impacting people's lives and making a difference. Mikala Albertson, MD, had numerous beautiful experiences and personal stories through her patients, which changed her perspective and inspired her to share these narratives through writing.
A turning point in Mikala’s journey occurred when her husband entered rehab, and she came face-to-face with the fragility of life. This profound experience made Mikala reevaluate her priorities, shifting her focus from seeking perfection to cherishing the ordinary moments of sobriety, stable relationships, and a regular life.
In this episode, Michelle and Mikala engaged in a heartfelt conversation, unveiling Mikala’s journey of healing, rediscovering purpose, and the boundless power of storytelling.
Embracing the ordinary doesn't mean settling for less but rather finding beauty and purpose in the everyday moments that shape our lives. Mikala’s story is a testament to the transformation that can occur when we allow ourselves to heal and repurpose our experiences for the greater good.
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