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We live in the world of podcasts, don't we? The word is spoken thousands of times a day. Different shows are mentioned hundreds, if not thousands, of times a day. If you don't have a podcast, you better be appearing on podcasts. If you aren't, you are invisible. Read more →


It's not that these people want to give up their pets, it's that they don't see a way out. Tom is working to change that. One way he does this is by working with food pantries to donate some of the extra food he receives in donations, to them. Read more →


Over time, she learned she could create poetry out of the stories people told her. I am so fascinated by that because I feel that all of life is poetry. If we just stop to listen, we would hear the sounds of poetry all around us. We would see the colors of poetry drifting in the breeze. For Lisa, it helped her create a world of confidence, empowerment, and reward. That sense of giving back, whenever she could deliver a poem to a person, created from their story.┬áIt gives me chills! It's exactly what story is all about. Read more →


In the past two decades, Janine has completed her M.A. in Education, she home-schools the herd, she started another entrepreneurial venture (The8Gates, LLC., a firm dedicated to teaching fundamental principles of lifestyle independence), has written 10 books and teaches math and metaphysics in her spare time. I mean, in her spare time. That's all. (alien) Read more →


Lucy believes we spend too much time 'intellectualizing' - and isn't that the truth? I know I spend a good bit of time justifying my behavior and the behavior of others by thinking it through, rather than allowing my 'intuition' or my 'heart' dictate how I should feel about a situation. Read more →


This is a conversation with Marda about her backstory. A little walk down memory lane, uncovering how it all began. Read more →


Ciaran has produced a masterpiece of fiction that is full of fact, insight, story, education, and illumination. For instance, what does adoption look like in the US, compared to ... oh, say, Switzerland, where there are no shelters or strays. Where you have to take a 4-hour course before getting a dog. Where... well, watch the video and learn more about the differences between them and us and... why WE, as a country, as a dog loving community, as a society, can finally win the war on puppy mills. Read more →


"Write what you know," the professor admonishes. Because none of us have imaginations to write what we don't know or to invent what we would like. That would be...what? Interesting? Creative? Insightful? Oh well. Don't do that. (she said with tongue in cheek because yes, you should do that, just not right now.) Read more →


For now let me share this, our conversation was sort of all over the place because there was so much to talk about! We talked about individual people having talents and being put on this earth to use those talents. We talked about success and how sometimes, being silent in success, or not so flamboyant that you attract media attention, is better because you get more done. We don't all need to be in the spotlight. Read more →


Years ago, Marda Stoliar began telling Sheila about her students and their special reasons for learning to bake - from wanting to be free from society's expectations (willing to start a cultural change in their community) to desiring a way to help others, family members sometimes, become more than even they thought they could. Read more →