Sips of Story ‘n Sanity
Unfolding Peace with Kawtar El Alaoui

Unfolding Peace with Kawtar El Alaoui

September 18, 2022
Are you a leader trying to catalyze change in your home, community, or workplace but feeling exhausted or overwhelmed by the task -- unsure of how to create the change without perpetuating the old paradigms?
 
Kawtar El Alaoui knows what it takes to activate and achieve long-lasting change from a new paradigm of wholeness and reclaim well-being and self-leadership from old paradigms that resulted in childhood traumas, domestic violence, and systemic oppression.
 
Tune in to hear Kawtar share:
  • how writing her book helped her to heal more layers of old wounds
  • why leaders lose when they force change and how they win when they unfold it
  • the most important factor in creating transforming conflict and opening possibilities
The Truth about Hope with Catherine Hammond

The Truth about Hope with Catherine Hammond

September 6, 2022
Have you ever felt hopeless?
 
Catherine Hammond took us to school (or maybe church!) on the definition of HOPE, challenging our culture's inaccurate and risky proposed definition and exploring how we've individually subscribed to it and suffered unnecessarily as a result.
 
Tune in to hear Catherine share:
  • her story of redefining HOPE for herself and the rest of us
  • the list of lies most of us believe about HOPE and how they increase our suffering
  • a truer definition of HOPE, which continues to carry her as she faces Life's inevitable challenges
You're going to need a good hot cup of sips for this one while Catherine unravels your ideas about HOPE and opens up a whole new possibility for you!
 
Learn more about Catherine Hammond's law firm at https://coloradoestateplan.com/. You can find her book hope(less): The truth about hope and where to find it on Amazon.
Your Gift Is Not On Loan! with Griff Griffis

Your Gift Is Not On Loan! with Griff Griffis

June 7, 2022
This guy dropped so deep into the conversation around the Identity of a Writer in our first interview, we asked him to come back and share what he's learned about the creative process in his more than four decades of writing short stories, novels, screenplays, and more.
 
Tune in to hear Griff share:
  • what he's learned about his own unique needs as a writer and how that impacts his career
  • the mindset and writing practices that fuel (and protect) his writing process
  • how structure and discipline work alongside inspiration and divine downloads
It's almost time to grab a cup of something delicious and enjoy these sips of story 'n sanity with us.
Leaving In Style with Janise Graham

Leaving In Style with Janise Graham

May 3, 2022
For ten years, Janise Graham, President of Small Business Style, Inc. and Entrepreneur's Insurance Services, searched for a way to make the very challenging topic of Business Succession digestible and even fun for the business owners she wanted to serve.
 
Tune in to hear how Janise:
  • used story and some of her favorite real-life characters to make the book fun to write and easy to read
  • combined two of her passions to make industry-specific content digestible for readers
  • helped Amanda and a few of her team members avoid some of the risk they didn't see in their business
It's almost time to grab a cup of something delicious and enjoy these sips of story 'n sanity with us.
The Identity of a Writer with Griff Griffis

The Identity of a Writer with Griff Griffis

April 19, 2022
At ten years old, Griff found his calling when a book transported him out of his challenging childhood for a few hours. Determined to be part of the magic that made that possible for him, he took on the identity of Writer and has spent the last 40+ years wrestling with that identity and all that seemed to come with it.
 
Tune in to hear how Griff:
  • was saved by story -- literally offered a path and an identity that buoyed him through an unpredictable and awkward childhood
  • created his own rite of passage and changed his relationship to the identity and his life
  • navigated and learned from various forms of writing -- short stories, screenplays, and more!
  • became masterful at writing relationship dynamics and love stories
  • he'll be joining us again to talk about the creative process he's been working at for more than four decades
 
It's almost time to grab a cup of something delicious and enjoy these sips of story 'n sanity with us.
A New Paradigm of Education

A New Paradigm of Education

April 5, 2022
When Amanda and Aaron sent out their manuscript for "A Religion of Story," they had no idea what type of feedback they would get. As the educators, psychologists, spiritual leaders, change agents, and parents began to weigh in, this mother and son team decided it was a good idea to record a few conversations that future readers could tune into as they face their own religion of story and everything this book will bring up for them.
 
Next up this upcoming Tuesday is a conversation with educators, facilitators, and trainers who are operating from a more empowering paradigm of education -- one that cultivates the character and personal freedom children need to live happy, meaning-filled lives and steer our culture in a healthier direction.
 
If you are a parent, an educator, a facilitator or trainer or coach, or leader of any kind, the insights and wisdom shared on this podcast could change your life and work forever. And that is no exaggeration.
 
It's time! Get a cup of something delicious and enjoy these sips of story 'n sanity with us.
The Language of Story with Kate Herr and Karlyn Pleasants

The Language of Story with Kate Herr and Karlyn Pleasants

March 29, 2022
When Amanda and Aaron sent out their manuscript for "A Religion of Story," they had no idea what type of feedback they would get. As the psychologists, spiritual leaders, educators, change agents, and parents began to weigh in, this mother and son team decided it was a good idea to record a few conversations that future readers could tune into as they face their own religion of story and everything this book will bring up for them.
 
Next up this upcoming Tuesday is a conversation with two psychologists who spend their lives helping people rewrite painful stories and become the heroes of their lives.
 
We talked about the powerful Language of Story and how it can be used by adults to heal traumas and bring the shattered and shadowy parts of ourselves back to wholeness, and how parents and leaders can use it to help our children avoid unnecessary suffering on their path.
 
It's time! Get a cup of something delicious and enjoy these sips of story 'n sanity with us.
Story as a Spiritual Perspective

Story as a Spiritual Perspective

March 15, 2022
When Amanda and Aaron sent out their manuscript for "A Religion of Story," they had no idea what type of feedback they would get. As the spiritual leaders, educators, psychologists, change agents, and parents began to weigh in, this mother and son team decided it was a good idea to record a few conversations that future readers could tune into as they face their own religion of story and everything this book will bring up for them.
 
First up this next Tuesday is a conversation with readers with various religious backgrounds who were challenged and moved as they pressed on and read through to Aaron's conclusion.
 
This conversation around arguably the most important topic with which humans wrestle -- Is there a God? Where did we come from and where are we supposed to be going? And is there only One Way? -- will hopefully inspire you to get curious about all the ways in which the answers are always arriving... even through Story.
Feathers From The Fire with Karlyn Pleasants

Feathers From The Fire with Karlyn Pleasants

March 1, 2022
When she sold her business, Karlyn Pleasants, Psy.D. knew she wasn't done. There was more for her to do to share the wisdom she had gleaned in her twenty-five years of developing therapeutic community programs for individuals with complex mental illnesses. But what?
 
Tune in to hear how Karlyn:
  • discovered that writing fiction could be her next powerful way to change the paradigms of care in mental health
  • decided to blend her expertise with her love of legend and synchronicity into an unforgettable journey that demonstrates the power of curiosity, truth-telling, and love
  • navigated a serious case of writer's block and later realized that she had actually been healing a story she didn't know existed
It's almost time to grab a cup of something delicious and enjoy these sips of story 'n sanity with us.
Open Space for Change with Torey Ivanic

Open Space for Change with Torey Ivanic

February 1, 2022
Once she realized that her story of putting her perpetrator behind bars was inspiring others to speak up and call for justice, Torey Ivanic knew she had to put her story in a book. But how?
 
Tune in to hear how Torey:
  • healed her body and mind in open spaces
  • navigated the memoir writing and deeper layers of healing in just 3 months
  • enlisted the permission and support of people in her past and present
  • stayed true to her message when her publisher insisted on a pseudonym
  • shifted gears to stay "on brand," even when it meant abandoning her initial vision
Time to get a cup of something delicious and enjoy these sips of story 'n sanity with us.
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