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    Julia Gets Wise with Julie Andrews

    enJune 05, 2024

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    • Importance of learning from older women and natureLearning from older women and nature can lead to personal growth and deeper connections. Hiking is a great way to connect with nature and improve mindset and conversations.

      Key takeaway from this episode of Wiser Than Me is the importance of learning from older women and the natural world for personal growth and deeper connections. The hosts shared their excitement for the show's second season and announced the availability of Wiser Than Me merchandise, specifically a cross-body tote bag. The hosts also discussed their love for hiking and the positive impact it has on their mindset and conversations. The episode concluded with an announcement of an upcoming interview with Julie Andrews, who has had an impressive career in entertainment since her childhood. The hosts expressed their excitement for the opportunity to learn from her wisdom and experiences. Overall, this episode emphasized the importance of seeking knowledge and growth from various sources, including older women and nature.

    • Perspective on AgingMaintain a sense of humor, collaborate with loved ones, and embrace the quieter moments of aging while cherishing creativity and friendships.

      Aging brings a unique perspective and freedom, as people tend to be left alone more, allowing for quieter and simpler lives. However, it's essential to maintain a sense of humor and keep collaborating with loved ones and friends to stay fulfilled. Julie Andrews, an 88-year-old icon, shared her thoughts on aging, expressing her contentment with the quieter moments but still cherishing her creativity and friendships. She also revealed her love for cursing, emphasizing that it's all about finding the right moment and balance. Despite her good-girl image, she admitted to being a rebel and nonconformist, knowing when to embrace her rebellious side and when to conform. Laughter and weeping were also highlighted as essential releases for the body and soul, bringing people closer and creating unforgettable moments.

    • Celebrating accomplishments and self-careCelebrate accomplishments, no matter the size, reassess goals, practice humility, and prioritize self-care through accessible therapy and high-quality sheets

      It's important to celebrate accomplishments, no matter how small, and to reassess goals as needed. We also learned about the value of humility and not showing off, as shared by the extraordinary woman, Julie Andrews. She emphasized the importance of being grateful and recognizing that there are always those who can do things better. Andrews also opened up about her experiences with hiding her achievements, such as her Oscar for "Mary Poppins," due to feelings of humility. Another key takeaway is the importance of self-care, as discussed in relation to BetterHelp and Brooklinen. The former offers accessible therapy services, while the latter provides high-quality sheets for a better night's sleep. Overall, the conversation emphasized the importance of being mindful, celebrating accomplishments, and taking care of oneself.

    • Music and LyricsUnderstanding lyrics can bring new life and emotion to music performances for singers, actors, and anyone looking to connect more deeply with music. Passing on knowledge and experience is essential for inspiring younger generations to explore music's depths.

      The power of understanding and connecting with lyrics in music can significantly enhance a performer's experience and expression. Julie Andrews shared her personal journey of discovering this through her experiences with her singing teacher and performing iconic songs like "My Favorite Things" and "Come Rain or Come Shine." By delving deeper into the meaning behind the lyrics, she was able to bring new life and emotion to her performances. This approach is not only beneficial for singers but also for actors and anyone looking to connect more deeply with music. Additionally, Andrews emphasized the importance of passing on knowledge and experience to younger generations, inspiring them to explore the depths of music and lyrics.

    • Unexpected discoveries, friendshipsUnexpected discoveries and friendships can bring about deep connections and joy, even if they come as a surprise. Initial shock can turn into appreciation and strengthen bonds.

      Unexpected circumstances in life, such as discovering a long-lost father, can bring about unexpected joys and deeper connections. Julie Andrews shared her experience of finding out her dad was someone she had previously thought was just a kind stranger at an event. Despite the initial shock, she came to appreciate the man who raised her and the love he showed her. The discovery even strengthened their bond. Similarly, friendships can form unexpectedly and grow deeper over time, despite geographical distances. The bond between Julie and Carol Burnett is an example of such a friendship. These experiences remind us that life can surprise us with unexpected twists and turns, but they can also lead to beautiful and meaningful connections.

    • Strong friendships, trust, mutual respectStrong friendships, built on trust and mutual respect, can provide the courage and support needed to overcome challenges and lead to new opportunities. Discovering new passions and focusing on helping others can aid in overcoming adversity.

      Strong friendships, built on trust and mutual respect, can provide the courage and support needed to overcome challenges and lead to new opportunities. Julie Andrews shared a special bond with her friend and colleague, Julian Carroll, which started during their time in theater in New York. Their friendship not only helped them get through difficult moments but also lasted for decades. When Julie faced a significant loss, the inability to sing, she found solace in discovering new passions and strengths. Her advice to those trying to overcome adversity is to keep finding what they love and focus on communicating, teaching, and helping others. The bond Julie shared with her husband, Blake Edwards, started as a chance encounter and grew into a successful partnership, both personally and professionally. Their mutual respect and trust allowed them to work together effectively, even during their transition from friends to a married couple.

    • Passion, Learning, and Giving PleasureFollowing your passions, learning new things, and giving pleasure to others can lead to a fulfilling life. Work hard, stay passionate, and give joy to others.

      Passion, learning, and giving pleasure to others can lead to a fulfilling life. Julie Andrews, a legendary actress and singer, shared her experiences of pursuing her passions, dealing with her husband's depression, and embracing aging. She emphasized the importance of doing one's homework, giving pleasure to others, and staying passionate about what one loves. Andrews also spoke about the joy of connection, whether it's through creating art with others or forming deep relationships. As she continues to direct, write, and learn, Andrews remains dedicated to her craft and the pleasure it brings to herself and others. Her advice for younger generations is to work hard, be passionate, and give pleasure to others. Andrews's life is a testament to the power of following one's dreams and finding joy in the process.

    • Overcoming ChallengesDespite facing significant challenges, individuals can find new ways to express themselves and live fulfilling lives through writing, acting, or other creative outlets. Adversity can lead to growth and success.

      Despite facing significant challenges, both the speaker and Julie Andrews have found new ways to express themselves and continue living fulfilling lives. The speaker's hearing loss led her to writing, while Andrews' vocal troubles led her to writing and acting in new ways. Both women have used their experiences to create and share their art with the world, inspiring others to appreciate the value of resilience and adaptability. Andrews' journey, marked by her exceptional talent and determination to overcome adversity, serves as a reminder that life can present unexpected challenges, but with the right mindset and support, one can find new paths to growth and success.

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