Episode 34: Gratitude Changes Everything with author Nancy Davis Kho

Episode 34: Gratitude Changes Everything with author Nancy Davis Kho

About Nancy:

Nancy Davis Kho is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, US Magazine, The Rumpus, and The Toast. She’s been recognized as a Voice of the Year in the Humor Category by BlogHer and was the inaugural champion of Oakland’s Literary Death Match.

She covers “the years between being hip and breaking one” at MidlifeMixtape.com and on the Midlife Mixtape Podcast, available on all major podcast platforms. Nancy’s book THE THANK-YOU PROJECT: Cultivating Happiness One Letter of Gratitude at a Time is now available from Running Press. More at www.DavisKho.com.

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Episode 33: BOOK REPORT #tamireadsalot

Episode 33: BOOK REPORT #tamireadsalot

Highlights from the show:

Happy Thanksgiving! Today’s show is about one of my favorite books, The Thank-You Project: Cultivating Happiness One Letter of Gratitude at a Time by Nancy Davis Ko.

Here are 3 new gratitude facts that I learned reading Nancy’s book:

  1. Writing your gratitude calms your parasympathetic nervous system
  2. There are physical benefits of writing gratitude, such as better sleep, more energy and reduced asthma symptoms
  3. When you share your gratitude, especially those in the medical field, it can reduce burnout.

Nancy Davis Kho was approaching a milestone birthday and decided to commemorate it by writing one thank-you letter each week of that year to one of the formative people she’d encountered along the way, to acknowledge and thank them for the role they had played in her life.

While her recipients always seemed genuinely pleased to read the letters, what Nancy never expected was how profoundly she herself was affected by the process of writing them. During what turned out to be a challenging year, Nancy returned to the copies she made of those thank-you letters for peace, for reassurance, for a deep sense of gratitude for all the good things that buoyed her.

The Thank-You Project gives readers practical advice on how to organize their own gratitude letter project, and uses Nancy’s own experiences as an entertaining, funny springboard to suggest the kinds of people in their lives who might deserve a thank-you letter.

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Episode 32: If You Want Good Sex, It Won’t Just Happen with Kara Haug

Episode 32: If You Want Good Sex, It Won’t Just Happen with Kara Haug

About Kara Haug:

Kara Haug is a Sexual Health Educator and Counselor. She is the creator of Grace Unbound, her own sexual health business that takes her into school classrooms, family homes, retreat centers, churches, and large event gatherings where she leads workshops and speaks.  Grace Unbound looks to erase shame and guilt from sexual health education and instead help others come to know themselves and provide them with a deeper understanding on how our experiences, culture, religiosity, family system, and relationships shape us and plays a role in our sexuality.  

Kara believes that when we go deeper in our education then grace is boundless and we start to heal and create better relationships. 

Kara Haug has a BA in Psychology from Hope College in Holland, MI, a Masters in Theological Studies from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, CA, and a Post-Grad Certificate in Sexual Health Education and Counseling from the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, MI.  

Kara is currently in supervision to become AASECT (American Association of Sexual Educators, Counselors and Therapists) certified. Kara has experiencing teaching sexual health to ages 10-92. Teaching Sexual Health is Kara’s passion and she loves seeing people from her workshops or personal teaching sessions open up and become excited themselves in their new learnings and understandings. Kara believes that once everyone understands themselves sexually a bit more, then our world will function better together. 

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Episode 31: Small Changes Make A Huge Difference in Happiness at Work with Wanda Abney of Full Circle

Episode 31: Small Changes Make A Huge Difference in Happiness at Work with Wanda Abney of Full Circle

About Wanda:

Wanda Abney is a radio host, coach, motivational speaker, author and training consultant.

Wanda is founder and CEO of SpeakHer Consulting, a public speaking coaching firm for women business owners.

She is the host of Full Circle, a weekly radio show and podcast dedicated to empowering women through conversation, providing valuable information to help listeners achieve the desired vision for their lives.

Wanda has a heart for healing and desires to see women healed and happy. She frequently speaks to women’s groups and organizations sharing her personal story of triumph over life’s difficult circumstances.

 

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Episode 30: Change Your Pants, Change Your Life with  Stasia Savasuk

Episode 30: Change Your Pants, Change Your Life with Stasia Savasuk

About Stasia Savasuk:

Savasuk is a Vermont-based personal stylist, teacher, and body-positivity advocate who ushers women from feelings of insignificance, body shame and a perpetual state of why-bother, into radically embracing who they are, what they want, and how they show up in the world.

She is the founder and creator of Stasia’s Style School, an online empowerment program that has helped hundreds of women reconnect with their soul-fire and live a life of courage, confidence, and congruency. Stasia believes that true style cannot be dictated by role, income, size, age or gender, but instead must be a reflection of who you are on the inside. She believes that style – how you show up in the world – matters.

She should know. It’s changed her life, and it’s changed the life of her 12-year-old daughter. In fact, it was her daughter that taught her about Inside-Out Congruency, a concept that has since changed the lives of thousands of women. Stasia loves traveling, hiking, camping, and exploring… usually in a dress, lipstick and big earrings.

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Episode 29: NOvember with Kachet Jackson-Henderson

Episode 29: NOvember with Kachet Jackson-Henderson

About Kachet:

Whether it’s advising as a marketing maven, creating content to inspire you to live a stylish life, or promoting fellowship and collaboration as the leader of The Blog Bloc, Kachet Jackson-Henderson delivers real stories in vivid, interesting ways—sure to catch both your eye, your heart and maybe even a laugh.

Kachet navigates those worlds easily with 10 years of experience in the industry. She has been recognized by Better Homes & Gardens, The New York Times, Sacramento News & Review and is regularly spotted on Sacramento-area news stations. Kachet was named a 40 Under 40 by the Sacramento Business Journal in 2018,

I am so excited to have this long awaited conversation with Kachet about saying No when you need to and yes when you want to.

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