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It happened.  A podcast.  Not just any old podcast.  A drop kicking cancer, jump in with both feet wet ~ kind of podcast.  I made a paper pinterest crown, popped it on my head and spoke into a mic with my pal Peter Falkner.


Then I wiped the sweat off of my brow.


#Podcast : Restarting from Nothing & drop kicking #cancer with Humour @lynneknowlton




Do you love podcasts?#Podcast : Restarting from Nothing & drop kicking #cancer with Humour @lynneknowlton

For some of us, we love to listen.

For some, we love to read.

For some we like to drink slushy margaritas on a beach.

I’m up for all of the above.

You ?





Peter Falkner of Huge 3 recently interviewed me for my very first podcast.  That’s right.  My first time.   First time outta the gate.  First time up to bat.

First one { to shake in my booties a little }  just thinking about how it would go.

I admit it.

I was a bit worried that I would trip on my tongue and then cry into my margarita.

Life isn’t picture perfect…. and yet…. doing a podcast and sharing the ‘imperfect’ moments,somehow worked out just fine.

You know that thing that happens when things feel better than fine ?

That’s what happened in the podcast.  I somehow got in the zone and forgot that I was a little scaredy cat.

It was def’s better than fine.

During the podcast, I had moments when I felt a big lump in my throat.  But I kept on going.  Somehow I knew that my words could make a difference to someone else.  Somehow,  it mattered.

We all just want to matter.

I hope my words make a difference for you, because you matter to me. 



#Podcast : Restarting from Nothing & drop kicking #cancer with Humour @lynneknowlton


I guess you can say, that things went pretty swell.  Ahhhh.  *wipes beads of sweat off of brow*

I sat back in my chair and sighed a huge breath of relief.   I did something that made me a little bit fearful.  A whole lot fearful, actually.


 I did it because it mattered.


In the podcast, I talk about the three huge events that happened in my life.


*   Events that shaped who I am today.

*   Some events broke my spirit and my heart.

*   Some events inspired and challenged me.

*   For some events in my life,  I thought … you have got to be effffing kidding me.


Some events made me laugh.

 Some made me cry.

They all gripped my heart.

They all shaped who I am right now.   In this moment.



#Podcast : Restarting from Nothing & drop kicking #cancer with Humour @lynneknowlton


 The moments led me here.  Right here.  In my blogging journey.


It has been said that people get through the darkness in life by finding the lightness in life.


I wholeheartedly believe it.

I truly hope you feel inspired to Design The Life that YOU Want to Live.

I hope my journey helps you to reflect on what is important and meaningful to you.

I hope that you will somehow be inspired to accomplish the things in your life that you have always dreamed of.

Oh wow, that was intense.  Did I just sound like a knob ?  Sorry about that.

You know what I mean.


Nod  your   head  and  go  with   it.


Funny enough, my hubs Michael gave the first review.  Maybe because he listened to it four times.  He layered his review with love.   Whew.   He rolls like that.


#Podcast : Restarting from Nothing & drop kicking #cancer with Humour @lynneknowlton


A must listen to Podcast interview with Lynne Knowlton !!! Huge3 host Peter Falkner has started a podcast series where he interviews some of today’s most interesting and successful people asking them to reveal 3 Huge things that have most impacted their lives.  Actionable tactics, things to avoid, and lessons learned… you’ll hear it all, raw and unedited.  Lynne is the first in the series.  My only disappointment… The interview wasn’t long enough :).  You can learn more about the interviewee at Design The Life You Want to Live 

~ Michael Knowlton


I hope you’ll have a listen …  Sit back… pour yourself a cuppa java … dim the lights … dim your screen…


Breathe it all in, love it all out


Inhale.  Exhale.  Rinse.  Repeat.


Tap tap tap, is this thing on?

Click here to listen to the podcast.


HUGE 3….

Great interviews, great ideas cubed.


Their stories are inspiring.


They just may change your life.


#Podcast : Restarting from Nothing & drop kicking #cancer with Humour @lynneknowlton




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  1. […] hubby with cancer made me feel that way.  Maybe the loss of so many beautiful souls in my life to cancer has made me think about challenges in a different […]

  2. Hi Lynne, 🙂 My dog, Angus, says hi too. And I am so glad your dog likes me! I was looking for DYI rolling door hardware when I found your blog. Ok so, you rock. I am in New Orleans recovering from a head injury that left me with a “mild” TBI. I guess it’s mild because my skull is intact. I haven’t had the losses you have but, I really miss the little things – wait…that sentence is messed up. Yea, I miss my intellect. Anyway, I like your writing style; it’s how I would write, if I wrote a blog. And thanks for the photo app thingy. Your treehouse is awesome! So, if I came to visit Canada, could I rent the tiny cabin? MWAH!!

  3. Susan says:

    i think i love you and not in a creepy way.

  4. George Kelly says:

    Immense!! You have an ability to make sense of the challenges that life throws at you and those you love without being trite, gushy and predictable!

    I belong to a small group who have formed a self help workshop when we meet fortnightly to plan events. We then invite guests every month where we let individuals talk through their challenges if they wish to do so and the humour is immense or, plan social events.

    The name of our group is entitled ‘ Afterwards’. We are led by a qualified counsellor called Maureen who is not dissimilar in her outlook to you and she is just a smashing individual.

    Our ultimate aim is to get where you are now which is why I find your site so inspirational. I now intend to forward the link to your site to our group as a benchmark of what can be achieved through gutsy determination providing you don’t mind.

    I have said before that if ever you and your husband came to Scotland then I would love for you both to attend one of our sessions and do a talk.

    You never know what’s around the corner. Anyway, keep up the excellent work

    Kind regards

    George Kelly

    • Hi George !

      Great to hear from you again! How have you been? xx

      I would be HONOURED for you to use my site as a benchmark, and if Michael and I ever get the privilege of traveling to Scotland… your group will be our first stop.

      Michael is a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful speaker..

      I usually trip on my tongue.

      So well said,

      You never know what’s around the corner.

      With much love from Canada,

  5. Ahbie says:

    Sure did enjoy reading your post.Think I have met my match .Don*t know
    what all I read, it I liked it.. Loved the lightening bugs in the grape vines or wires, just what I need for my granddaughters wedding co.ming up next Sept. Thanks for th

    • Hello Ahbie

      The grapevine lighting balls would look gorgeous for a wedding idea. We have used ours for weddings and they are spectacular. I hope you make them !

      Lynne xx

  6. Donna Runyan says:

    What a wonderful podcast! You are truly an inspiring person, Miss Lynne! Let me know when you make it to Florida! Best Wishes!

    • Hello Donna !

      How are you, my friend? I would love to visit you in Florida, one of these days.

      Dreaming of sunshine and hanging out with long time pals.

      Do you believe we met 30 years ago?

      Oh my.

      Lots of love,
      Lynne xx

  7. Oh wow, Miss Lynne. You do know how to tug at heart strings with your wonderfulness. Beautiful podcast. Thanks for letting us know more about you, and what has made you you. Nearly crying even reading the heartfelt comments too. There is a whole lot of love out there. Leaving this space right now feeling uplifted, thoughtful and blessed. Thank you for being you and sharing it all with us xxx

    • Hi Kellie,

      How are you, love? I was just thinking about you today !

      Thanks for listening to the podcast. You are right, the love in the comments is so very kind. I don’t know where I would be without all the beautiful souls around me…

      That is the BEST part of a bloggers life. The peeps on the bloggy that leave comments and grab our hearts.

      I’m so very grateful.

      Thanks for jumping in.

      Big love,

  8. cynthia says:

    I just finished listening to your wonderful podcast. It was a joy to hear your voice after imagining it via your blogposts. I have to say that the podcast left me totally intimidated. Not only did I not respond to my husband’s cancer (and eventual death) as you so joyfully have, but I’m one of those bloggers you don’t ever want to be, who have a hundred views a day and are happy with that. Happy isn’t exactly the word I would use. Grateful is more like it, but I am at the same time hopeful. It was a beautiful listen; congratulations to you.

    • That’s why I loves ya Cynthia 🙂

      You are a friend that I am so happy to have come to know over our blogging journeys.

      I think we are similar in that we are so very grateful for each and every reader… whether there is one or one hundred or one million trillion zillion.

      Thank you for your beautiful words. They mean a lot to me.

      I’m grateful to have YOU in my online life.


  9. Lisa McEwen says:

    I just spent my kids’ precious nap time listening to your podcast… and I’m sure glad I did!!! Wonderful. I love your quotes… “Don’t cry over things that can’t cry over you” amen. I just love hearing about your outlook on life… it’s very inspiring & reminds me of all of the positive people I used to surround myself with in Nashville – so glad to have a good soul like you in this area now too. xoxo

  10. lisa thomson says:

    Great interview, Lynne! You’re so inspiring and amazing!

  11. Jennifer says:

    I’m sort of speechless. Fantastic interview. You are one fabulous cookie and so very strong. I loved hearng your voice. I don’t always comment, but I adore reading your inspiring blog. Can you resend my photo app? I don’t recall getting it, but of course I could have accidentally deleted it too! Details sometimes escape me. And what did Pete say?? I got most of it, but not all. xo

    • Sure thing Jennifer,

      I am emailing it to you right now via dropbox. If you don’t receive it right away, let me know.. and I will resend.

      Enjoy !!

      PS. Pete is suddenly a quiet mouse and not confessing his cryptic code. LOL.

      I think we should make funny guesses at it 🙂

  12. Sally A. says:

    Hi Lynne!

    I just recently started reading your blog (got your name from Karen at Art of Doing Stuff, the only blog that held my attention until now) you’re amazing. The above comment from your mom made me cry. I lost my mom in 2006 to Lupus and miss hearing her encouraging words. I think that by sharing your story it forms a sense of community for those of us who have suffered the loss of a loved one, and people crave and find solice in sharing that sad commonality. People by nature are social animals as you know.
    I didn’t know blogs existed until about a year ago (it was very dark under that rock) and have since wanted to write one, but fear is a bitch! “What will people think of me? Is it too hard to get started? do I really have something to offer that can help and entertain people?” etc. You have helped me to start thinking about it seriously again. THANK YOU!!

    Super very sincerely, Your new follower, Sally
    (Ha! sounds a little cult-ish …meet you at the top of the mountain to wait for the mother ship! I’ll bring the punch!)

    • Oh Sally I think I love you. I will meet you at the top of the mountain for sure… ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE THE PUNCH !! Haha !

      I would strongly encourage you to write a blog ! You are right, it is a bit fearful at first.. but don’t let that sway you. When you first start a blog, it will have very little traffic (unless you are an A-lister or Rock star 🙂 … and that will give you time to practice. It is really fun !!

      If you want to to it seriously… and want to grow your audience, go with a wordpress self hosted site. It’s the only way to go ! There are tons of video tutorials in wordpress too, to get your feet wet and give you an idea of the ‘behind the scenes’ workings of a bloggy.

      Wishing you epic success and many hugs. Your Mom sounds like she was just a doll. *sad face and heart for your loss*

      Much love,
      Lynne xx

  13. Carol says:

    What a fantastic interview. Lynne getting to match the real ness of your blogs with that real you was fantastic. We are lucky us women, to have the opportunities to find lifes Guru’s, inspiring us to smile no matter what and to share a story so we can grow and also teach. Your mine, you also go lovely with tea, not just any suger but a bit of suger bear thank you.

  14. Pete Walker says:

    OMFGAYFKM? Too mfing amazing.

    Made me weep. In a good way.

    You be kicking it, Missy.

    • Ha Pete,

      I am seriously going to need my teenagers to decipher that one. I have been making up all kinds of sentences trying to interpret it. Gotta admit, that’s just as entertaining.

      *kicks boot on ground* Thanks for telling me that I’m kicking it. It just put a massive smile on meee face.

  15. Michael says:

    I am so very proud of you words can not express how happy I am everytime I see, think, read and now listen to you on your blog. You truly live life in tthe moment and oh ya. Love you more each day.. YOur bro xoxo

    • Thank you Mikey,

      Hey everyone, that’s my BROTHER who left a comment in the blog !!

      I just happy danced all over the living room and then did a triple cart wheel. Okay, only part of that sentence was true.

      Thanks for always being there for me.

      I love you. I love you more.


  16. Suzanne says:

    Congratulations Lynne, loved the podcast. Really look forward to everything you have on the horizon, You really are an inspiration and you have a knack for making learning fun, I say learning because your posts are educational as well as fun!

    • Why thank ya Ms. Suzanne,

      You are a sweetie pie. PS. I’ve been drooling over your recipes for a while now. Can you please come to my house and make me dinner one day?

      Oh how I could blog like a rock star if that happened ! A full belly AND blogging go hand in hand.

      Like peanut butter and jelly 🙂

  17. Shauntelle says:

    I loved this interview Lynne! You have been an inspiration to me for quite a while, but now you’re definitely one of my very favorite bloggers! I love your outlook on life and your bravery and courage. Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us!

    (Hey, I want to see the photo tips book, but I”m already a subscriber…what do I do?)

    • Thanks Shauntelle !

      I sent the photo app ebook out in December to all the current subscribers ( yours must have slipped through the crack ) sorry about that.

      Emails + December = nutty times 🙂 !!

      I will email you a link to it right now. Give it some time to download, it is a big ebook with tons of inspiring photos and epic apps !

      Enjoy !! Big kiss xx

  18. Hey Lynne! thanks for the awesome podcast, love that you are giving some of your knowledge away ref blog how-to. I think you’re pretty kick-ass, you have a real fan here! xo And a fellow (brand new) Canadian blogger.

    Your huge 3, has made me think about my own huge 3, great podcast!

    • Hi Laurie !

      I read your ‘about me’ page ~ great job! The ABOUT ME page on a bloggy is one of the most viewed spots in bloggy town 🙂 and you rocked it. A difficult thing to do.

      It’s a funny thing… to really sit back and think about your HUGE 3, isn’t it? It can be therapeutic and scary all at once. 🙂

      Happy blogging and thanks for FANNING the blog !

      From one Canuck to another,

  19. Chris says:

    That was a powerful entry to the podcast world.
    Your blog was one of the inspirations that helped me to begin a new journey. I have moved on from writing as a hobby to making it a reality. Your blog and photo tips are greatly appreciated.
    Thank you, Lynne!

    • Wow wow wow Chris,

      May I quote you for my podcast testimonials ? It would be nice to have more than the ONE review from the one biased relative who loves me 🙂

      THANK YOU for your beautifully kind words. I am so very grateful.

      You are now making your writing a reality? Yipppeeeee. Tell me more, tell me more.

      Lynne xx

  20. Donna Frasca says:

    It’s hard to open up and share a personal journey of our lives. Will we be judged? Hated? Unfriended? This is the chance we take but it pays off in the to open up and be honest and more importantly REAL.. I’m glad I found your blog!

    • Thank you Donna !

      I am glad we ‘virtually’ met too. I love how online relationships can make a difference in our lives ! xx

      So very true… will someone be unfriended, disliked, judged ? At the end of the day, what matters is that we are real and say it like it is.

      Many hugs,

  21. mom says:

    I just loved your podcast….as usual you were just wonderful. It is always so great to listen to you Speaking from your soul. My heart always goes out to you when I hear or think about the challenges you have experienced in your life. As a mom, and like all moms I think., I wish I could have taken that pain away for you…..As usual, I am proud of you, you make my heart sing. Your blog is a tribute to you as an incredible, smart woman. Bravo!!!

    • Thank You Momma ~

      You know… you did take away the pain for so many things. Some things are just out of our control.

      Cancer has a mind of its own sometimes. If love could have saved Dad, he’d be alive today.

      I think YOU should be on a cancer poster. 🙂 When people listen to the podcast and hear about you { No spoilers here } then they will be amazed.

      Now I know where I get my strength from.

      I love you Mom,


  22. AwesomelyOZ says:

    Don’t cry for something that won’t cry for you – awesome sauce, love this! Great podcast and congrats on your feature!!! 😀 You’ve had a tough life young lady but definitely keep a great outlook that is fantastic! Have you considered providing blog consultations/evaluations? 🙂 Have a great one missy! *huggie* -Iva

  23. Very exciting – big congrats! Cheering for you Lynne! Haven’t listened yet but I know it will knock my socks off. xo.

    • Thanks Dani !!! … and say a big hello to Nads for me !

      When you get a chance to listen… dim your screen, dim the lights, pour a stiff cocktail and take it in. I tried that last night. It was pretty sweet.

      Except I cried again.

      Note to self : Do not wear mascara while sipping strong night caps and listening to podcasts.

      🙂 Big love
      Moi xx

  24. Wow, a hangout last week and your first podcast this week. You’re on a roll girl and quickly becoming a star! xoxo

    • Thanks Denise !

      You know what? I couldn’t be doing these things today without the love and inspiration and blogging butt kicking that you do with me. Thank you for your epic blogging advice… you have made such a difference in my life & the life of my bloggy.

      You have helped me to make my blog shine.

      I loves ya for it,

  25. Craig says:

    She steps up to the plate… She swings… “Crack” goes the bat…..(wait for it) ….. Yep, ” Out Of The Park ” …. A home run…. Never a doubt!

    • She can hear the crowds cheering. She can smell the popcorn in the stands. Oh wait, maybe it is just the smell of dinner …errrh… popcorn. Same thing.

      Thanks for the cheers Craig ! xx

      • Judy says:

        I cannot find the podcast? The link in comments just takes me to the blog post and the link in the blog post takes me to drop box, but nothing found?