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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 →


Melanie's reported memoir, Otherhood: Modern Women Finding a New Kind of Happiness, received a Booklist Starred Review. The topic helped Melanie appear in major media offering insight into the real 'suffering' of the single, childless woman over 40. I discovered I had some preconceived notions about this woman, myself. Melanie's book taught me to open my ears and my heart to hear the stories of these women who are traveling a road I will never need to set foot upon. A road they wish they were not on, either. Read more →


Liz, who can be heard on #commercials, interactive apps, #audio #books, and #corporatenarrations for regional and global brands has has #produced and #participated in #storytelling events and produces and hosts the #Embark podcast. She tells me her mission is to share stories - both personal and universal - to promote #understanding, #empathy and a little more #conversation. Read more →


Meta-data is that computer code you find behind the pretty pictures and written content of your website. Teresa does compare it to building a house, which makes me happy because I compare writing a book to building a house - to the poured concrete of your foundation. But she goes further. She talks about needing to understand how people search and what keywords to use for your audience. Which keywords to use and where to put them. Read more →


this is a family friendly movie. For 8 and up. For kids and parents to watch together. For families to get the popcorn out and que up on Netflix or dicovery+ or whatever channel you want, and enjoy it. Yes, it would be GREAT to see on a streaming service. Jack is open to that. So, if you know someone who knows someone who is related to the powers that be at one of the streaming services, get in touch! I want to see this movie with my grandkids. Read more →


Coaches and small business professionals, alike, will get valuable advice and insight from this Smart Conversation. The success Marc has created for himself didn't come overnight, nor did he 'buy' it. He worked organically to build the tribe he has and he can help you do the same. Read more →


He was a guest on Smart Conversations because he's a friend, was once a colleague, and because he has such a wealth of stories to tell about life, business, and the adventure of being in the pet space. 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 →