Each week you’ll meet resilient people sharing lessons they learned from life’s detours. You’ll hear from experts who will offer tips, tools and takeaways to help you get through anything life hands you. I’ll also share some of my own detours.
Ep. 40: Shortcuts to Gratitude
Gratitude isn’t just a feeling, it’s a stance you take toward life. To be grateful is to consciously receive what you’ve already been given and know it is always enough.
Ep. 39: Shortcuts on Writing
How do you write a book? Write one clear sentence, then another, then another.
Does it depend on muse or magic? Inspiration or perspiration? All of the above.
But first, find your why. Why do I write? To give glory to God. To feed His sheep. To comfort the disturbed and to disturb the comfortable. To spotlight someone small the whole world might overlook. To help people know they are not alone. To take people to places they don’t want to go but will never forget.
Ep. 38: Beth Macy on finding stories to tell
Growing up poor gave Beth Macy a love for outsiders and underdogs. Beth talks about how to follow what moves you and write about it.
Beth is the author of three bestselling books: "Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South;” "Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local -- and Helped Save an American Town;” and “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America.”
As a journalist, she learned to follow the stories that made the little hairs on the back of her neck stand up.
Ep. 37: Shortcuts to Acceptance
The Buddha taught that life is suffering and all suffering is caused by preferences and desires. Find out how to love and accept what is, just as it is.
Ep. 36: Katie O'Toole Smith on choosing joy
Katie started drinking at 11 years old and got sober at 16. She became an unwed mother at 21. Then she entered the male-dominated world of selling cars and became known as Katie The Carlady.
Katie sells and leases cars, but has also made it her mission to educate consumers with tips on buying and leasing vehicles in the articles she writes for the Cleveland Jewish News, Cleveland Womens journal and on her podcast, Carlady Talk.
Katie, who has been sober 33 years, talks about how to choose joy, no matter what life chooses for you.
Ep. 35: Shortcuts on listening to dreams
Rob Snow lost his BFF in a sky diving accident. Then his friend spoke to him in a dream, and still does.