podcast

How You Can Choose Love and Acceptance in Hard Times with Barron Steffen

Barron Steffen is a Siddha Yoga practitioner, a big band crooner, and a widower. He is also the author of the book, “The Final Gift of the Beloved: Her Disappearance – 13 Days,” where he shares the story of the death of his wife Dr. Seana Lowe Steffen and the 13 days that follow. It …

How You Can Choose Love and Acceptance in Hard Times with Barron Steffen Read More »

Looking at 2021: Six coaches talk about handling the changes, transformation, and all the (messy) parts of 2020

Looking at 2021: Six Coaches Talk About Handling the Changes, Transformation, and All the Messy Parts of 2020

How do we welcome in a new year, after 2020 was full of so many difficult things? In this first interview of 2021, I’m so delighted to be joined by the five podcasters behind “The Best Parts Podcast:” Louise Neil, Nikki Baker Wulf, Laura Lively, Sara Doell, and Kim Romain. Their philosophy is that all …

Looking at 2021: Six Coaches Talk About Handling the Changes, Transformation, and All the Messy Parts of 2020 Read More »

Finding the “And” in Your Life: How to Find Joy During the Pandemic, and Other Hard Times

In this episode, we’ll be looking at how to bring joy into your life, even when it’s hard. Many of us are sitting in the midst of extremes right now: feeling isolated and wishing for connection, being overwhelmed and wishing for calm. We are sad over the current situation of the world, and also want …

Finding the “And” in Your Life: How to Find Joy During the Pandemic, and Other Hard Times Read More »

Family in Six Tones: A Refugee Mother, an American Daughter with Lan Cao and Harlan Margaret Van Cao

In this interview, I’m joined by Lan Cao and Harlan Margaret Van Cao, who are the mother and daughter team who have written the beautiful duet memoir, “Family in Six Tones: A Refugee Mother, an American Daughter.” Lan Cao immigrated to the United States in 1975, after the end of the Vietnam War. She raised …

Family in Six Tones: A Refugee Mother, an American Daughter with Lan Cao and Harlan Margaret Van Cao Read More »

Marsha Flowers of 5BandCo and Little Bee Scents

Marsha Flowers of Five Blessings Candles on Creating “Happiness in The Form of A Flicker”

This episode’s interview is with Marsha Flowers of Five Blessings Candles in Leavenworth, Kansas. She’s been an entrepreneur for years, making candles and creating “Happiness in a Flicker” with unique scents and joyful names. She has had both a brick and mortar version of her business, and she is now all online. Marsh and her …

Marsha Flowers of Five Blessings Candles on Creating “Happiness in The Form of A Flicker” Read More »

Blake D. Bauer on Giving Yourself Permission to Say That Your Joy Matters

Blake D. Bauer on Giving Yourself Permission to Say That Your Joy Matters

Blake D. Bauer is the author of the international bestselling book You Were Not Born To Suffer. I’m honored to interview him this week on Jump Start Your Joy, and it was interesting that the theme of initiation, struggle, and hardship as a path to knowing yourself and finding your purpose wove through the conversation. …

Blake D. Bauer on Giving Yourself Permission to Say That Your Joy Matters Read More »

The Courage to Embrace Joy in a World of Uncertainty and Impermanence (and what Princess Diaries, Battlestar Galactica, and Brené Brown teach us about today’s messy middle)

This week’s solocast is a follow up from my first exploration of defining the messy middle. You can find it in episode 267, which was the season opener for season 6. In the last week, we have seen a steady surge in the number of coronavirus cases in the US, and we’ve had an election. …

The Courage to Embrace Joy in a World of Uncertainty and Impermanence (and what Princess Diaries, Battlestar Galactica, and Brené Brown teach us about today’s messy middle) Read More »

Molly McGlynn Knoderer on Starting a Business and Writing Your First Book

This week, Molly McGlynn Knoderer joins me on the podcast. Molly is the co-founder of Legacy Concierge Services in Northern California. She also recently published a chapter in her first book, “Awakening and Deepening to Truth.” She has deep experience as an entrepreneur, and has followed her own curiosity and passion in her career in …

Molly McGlynn Knoderer on Starting a Business and Writing Your First Book Read More »

Dr. Jeff Spiess on Being Present in Life and Dying with Ease

In this episode of Jump Start Your Joy podcast, I’m delighted to be sharing an interview with Dr. Jeff Spiess. Author of the book, “Dying with Ease: A Compassionate Guide for Making Wiser End-of-Life Decisions,” Dr. Spiess was an oncologist, and later a hospice physician. He spent his medical career working with people were facing …

Dr. Jeff Spiess on Being Present in Life and Dying with Ease Read More »