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Creating a Legacy with Katherine Paterson

My guest today is literally a living legend — one of a small handful of people selected by the Library of Congress for their contributions to society. She’s the author of many books, a few of which have also become movies. One of the many is the beloved novel, Bridge to Terabithia read in 4th through 6th-grade schools around the world.

I am so grateful to have a chance to interview Katherine. Her wisdom and presence were so refreshing and fun pattern interrupt to the typical guest demographic.

We talked about career, writing, balancing family and work goals, loss and how she got started as a writer later in life than many (which I found to be very encouraging).

Also, I ask all of my guests if there’s anything they’d like to invite listeners to do. Her response is stopped me in my tracks. Make sure to listen through to it.
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Quitting a Dream Job with Elle Griffin

Elle Griffin set off to pursue her dream: a modern magazine focused on spirituality for women.  After growing it over time, the opportunity presented itself for her to go full time with it— she was going to live the dream!  A project she started, and grew, and now it’s a dream job!

And then… it turned out NOT to be what she wanted.

This raises the question: what happens when your dreams shift?  What happens when you get your dream job and do your dream work, but it isn’t what you thought it would be?

These are the questions the Elle faced.

We got to talk about her project: Over the Moon Magazine.  Why she ultimately pulled the plug on it.  And fun things she’s doing now
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The Benefits of Mindful Journaling with Marc Champagne

Is journaling helpful?  What is mindful journaling, what are it’s benefits, and how do you do it?

These are a few of the questions that I brought to Marc Champagne, the co-founder of Kyo—  a journalling app that seeks to help bring mindfulness to busy modern life.

Marc created Kyo out of his own need and desire.  As it grew, he was faced with a decision— should he risk big and quit a job he loved to pursue a passion project or play it safe?​

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Procrastination, Motivation, and Memory with Mary Lamia

Mary Lamia is a psychologist, psychoanalyst, professor, and author. Her work centers on helping people foster emotional awareness.

As a young girl she became curious about the mind and how it works and began learning anything she could. this set her on a lifelong journey to understand and help others understand the human experience.

We got to talk about her diverse work experience and how she found her way into what she does today. Including her recent book about accomplishment and procrastination and how to reframe those concepts.
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