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Build Your Network Before You Need It, with Maxwell Ivey, The Blind Blogger

Maxwell Ivey, The Blind Blogger Our connections are a source of resilience. Picture it. You are in a strange city, far away from home. You are suddenly struck ill. Now, imagine, if you also ran out of money and you weren’t sure how you were going to get home. Your voice is so hoarse, when you speak, no one can…

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Resilience in the Face of Bipolar Disorder, with Catharine Clarenbach

Catharine Clarenbach, The Way of the River Catharine Clarenbach heard voices in her head. Now she helps others to follow their hearts. Rev. Catharine B. Clarenbach is both a Unitarian Universalist minister and a Wiccan priestess. She spent most of the first thirty years of her life in the grip of mental illness. Almost every…

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How to Leave a Sexy Job, with Mandar Apte, Cities4Peace

Mandar Apte, Cities4Peace Mandar Apte felt called to create peace. But first, he had to give up his dream job. In early 1959, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King took a five-week tour of India to see the results of Mahatma Gandhi’s nonviolent movement. While in India, Dr. King said, “I am…

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Healing through Community, with Iram Gilani, Author of Silent No More

Iram Gilani, Author of Silent No More After Iram Gilani nearly lost her life to gun violence, she found hope by building a community. Now she dedicates her life to helping others. Iram Gilani is a Pakistani-American author. She faced abandonment, neglect, isolation, molestation, physical and emotional abuse, forced marriage, bullying, homelessness, and a violent…

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Connect and Contribute to the World with Stefan Phang

Stefan Phang, Soap for Hope, and Linens for Life Stefan Phang is driven to make a difference. He creates shared value through connections. For more than thirty years, Stefan Phang has been working to protect children and end human trafficking. “When a family is in deep poverty, sometimes, the only thing they can sell is…

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Resilience Through Community, with Michelle Maryns of We Sparkle

Michelle Maryns is building a stronger and more inclusive economy by equipping underestimated entrepreneurs with tech-enabled business tools. Special Note: This episode was recorded before the killing of George Floyd. Should this interview have happened later, Michelle and I would have had a different conversation with a different tone. We present this interview in solidarity…

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Crowdsource Kindness During the COVID-19 Crisis with Morgan Schmidt

According to Morgan Schmidt, the world is full of kind people. She found a way to crowdsource kindness. When the pandemic is over, you might want to go out dancing. If you dance to West-Coast Swing music in Bend, OR, look for the enthusiastic woman wearing horn-rimmed glasses. You’ll want to get to know her….

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A Community Rallies for Hungry Kids with Bella Lam of Coconut Whisk

To help with meals during the COVID-19 crisis, Bella Lam and her company, Coconut Whisk shared free pancake and waffle mix. Her community came alongside her to help. Bella Lam is the Founder and CEO of Coconut Whisk, a vegan and gluten-free baking mix company. With every sale, Coconut Whisk donates a vegan meal to…

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These Children Show Us How to Connect with Others in a Time of Crisis

These Two Children Show Us How to Connect with Others in a Time of Crisis Audio Applesauce is a podcast for kids who want to have fun and learn cool things. James, age 10, and Ella who is almost 8 years old, were at the end their spring break from school. They were looking forward…

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How I Overcame Anxiety, Found the Purpose of Life, and Lived a Year of Personal Bests

How I Overcame Anxiety, Found the Purpose of Life, and Lived a Year of Personal Bests The Breakfast That Started it All It’s December 2018. I’m at breakfast with my friend, Michael. He asks the inevitable question. “How are you?” It’s a common question. I must ask and answer the “How are you” question a…

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