In the first episode of the Inside the Abbey podcast, Rebecca Hall and Santi Rodriguez interview Janet Davis about The Art of Stillness. This book, by Pico Iyer, has been a helpful guide for Janet to live in the present moment.
Janet enjoys speaking, teaching, and offering spiritual direction. She speaks about women and the spiritual life from the context of her book, The Feminine Soul, but also has wisdom, personal experience, and collected thoughts on a broader range of topics such as leadership development, emotional intelligence, spiritual growth and formation, and creativity and spirituality. Her experience of her son’s brain tumor journey along with her years in hospital chaplaincy has prepared her to speak about pastoral care, self-care, and grief in inspiring ways. Her second book, Sacred Healing: MRIs, Marigolds, and Miracles (23rd Publications, 2010) addresses this journey. In her third book, My Own Worst Enemy: How to Stop Holding Yourself Back (Bethany House, March 2012) Janet explores both the calling of women to shine and the complex dynamic of self-sabotage that often keeps them from daring to obey. She shows women how to break the cycle of shame and self-doubt to achieve their full potential.