058. Finding Light in Dark Moments: Carin Moffat's Journey of Resilience and Empowerment



In this heartfelt episode, we sit down with the remarkable Carin Moffat, a true force in the world of entertainment. From navigating the darkest moments of life to finding the motivation to keep going, Carin shares her inspiring journey of resilience.

As a first-generation Canadian born into an immigrant family, Carin's upbringing was filled with lessons in determination and inner worth. Join us as she reflects on the invaluable support from her family that changed her path and gave her the strength to pursue her dreams in the industry.

We'll also delve into Carin's experiences in the entertainment world, her shift into production, and what she looks for in a project. Plus, she opens up about the profound impact of technology on our homes and families, as well as the silver lining she found in being bullied as a child.

But that's not all - Carin takes us on a candid journey through the highs and lows, discussing her weight changes, menopause, and the emotional process of grieving her brother's loss. Tune in for an insightful conversation on healthy ways to navigate grief and find the light even in the darkest moments.

Carin Moffat is a multi-talented figure in the entertainment industry, known for her roles as a producer, co-writer, and actress. Born in Toronto to immigrant parents from Scotland and Sweden, she embarked on her journey in storytelling and performing, fueled by her experiences as a first-generation Canadian. After honing her skills in New York, she returned to Canada, where she built a successful acting career spanning 25 years, collaborating with acclaimed talents like Sylvester Stallone, Winona Ryder, Anthony Quinn, and Marsha Gay Harden.

However, Carin's passion for inclusivity and empowering women in the entertainment world led her to establish Light the Girl Productions. Her debut project, the award-winning short film "See Me Now," marked the beginning of her mission to create compelling, female-centered content both in front of and behind the camera. Carin's commitment to diversity and empowerment continued as she embarked on her first feature film, adapting the best-selling novel "Everything Beautiful is Not Ruined." Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Carin remained determined to bring her vision to life. She is also developing other projects like the series "Mavens of Industry" and an interactive online book club called "All Booked Up." Carin's dedication to her craft extends beyond her creative endeavors, as she actively participates in industry programs and initiatives while balancing her personal life with family, concerts, and travel adventures.

We talk about:

  • [0:00] Intro 
  • [2:40] Putting one foot in front of the other in dark moments
  • [4:10] How to keep going when nothing feels like it's working
  • [7:35] Motivating ourselves through our kids
  • [16:30] The impact of technology on our homes and our families
  • [17:20] The good that came from being bullied as a kid
  • [20:45] Experiences working in the industry
  • [25:10] Growing up in an immigrant family
  • [29:25] Creating your own inner worth and resilience
  • [32:05] Making the shift into production
  • [38:35] What she looks for in a project
  • [44:50] Weight changes and menopause
  • [49:30] The support she always received from family and how it changed her path
  • [50:55] Processing the loss of her brother's death 
  • [58:25] Healthy ways to grieve

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