“It’s important to be your authentic self. If you’re not you, the world doesn’t know who to love.”Jody Lulich
Rising to accept a prestigious award, Jody Lulich wondered what to say. Explain how he’d been attracted to veterinary medicine? Describe how caring for helpless, voiceless animals in his own shame and pain provided a lifeline, a chance to heal himself as well? Lulich tells his story in In the Company of Grace, a memoir about finding courage in compassion and strength in healing—and power in finally confronting the darkness of his youth.
Jody talks about his Award with The Loft Mentor Series
15:40 Lissa says “Tell us about the music box.”
Jody: Even though I’d gone through terrible things in my childhood, music was a way to escape. And so when I visited Grace, she showed me this beautiful antique music box.
And when she lifted the hood and then played the music, it just took me to a different place. It’s like I sunk into the floor and my shoulders relaxed. So music is very important in my life and Grace Hooks showed me not only a new part of it, but how it related to family and passing on treasures. So when I left after my four years of vet school she passed down that music box to me. (In this episode, listen to the musical interludes from the music box that Grace Hooks gifted to author Lulich)
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