Aug 8, 2019
Jennifer welcomes to the podcast, sign language interpreter and healer of the heart, MJ Grant. Born to two Deaf parents in Sanford, Maine, MJ is a lifelong learner who excels in the mystical, daily work of connecting others. She is a native user of American Sign Language (ASL), who grew up with a passion for connecting with others through skillful, nuanced communication. MJ's joyful, intuitive nature and instinctual resilience led to a career as a professional sign language interpreter. MJ has worked with Deaf communities across the U.S. and has taught interpreting at the University of Southern Maine. She continues to manage her company, Mary Jane Grant Sign Language Interpreting Services, in between moments of happy chaos at home with a dog named Lucky, four children, one husband, and an aging mother with dementia. MJ’s real gift, however, is translating and interpreting the human heart. It is her mission to open her own heart and create space for others to do the same.
In this episode, MJ reflects on her journey through life, from becoming a mother at the tender age of nineteen to the spiritual and emotional breakthroughs she has made along the way since then. MJ opens up about coping with the daily struggles of caring for two aging parents with dementia. She speaks to the incredibly emotional and beautiful viral video that she made with her mother. Jennifer and MJ share their feelings on motherhood, exhaustion and the importance of seeking out resources such as therapy and coaching for their own self-care. Finally, MJ highlights the joy, beauty and love that she has experienced throughout her life.
Full show notes: https://milfpodcast.com/59