Challenged by the rollercoaster world, at times, out of balance, each of us could use a story that lifts us up by reframing pain, problems, and lack of potential, and leading us to the uplift we deserve. I'm sharing brief yet remarkable stories from my life and that of others that allow us to see things just a little differently, and that can make all the difference. This podcast delivers 8-15 minute shots of affirmation that will go straight to the heart.
If we feel we are hearing "NO" from the universe, we just haven't found the question that gets us to that powerful "YES!"
Join me for life stories that connect us to the good stuff. We could all use more of that!
Navalny Blues-The Power of Conscience
New out of Russia is that the great voice of moral clarity, Alexei Navalny, has been silenced. Yet, this news, and his life, underscore the power of conscience to illuminate injustice and inspire us to compassion and courage, in our own way, in our own lives.
The Power of SHOWING UP
When life throws inevitable roadblocks and difficulties, it matters that we show up, for ourselves, and for others. Jan shares the gratitude in having a dad who did just that, and the opportunity we each have to make meaning out of reaching out.
A Life Crossing Lines
Jan shares quotes and observations from poets, performers, and philosophers to start your week, reminding us of the power in realizing we are 'alive in a broken world', capable of creating our own path of positivity, day by day.
Stone Circles and the Magic in You
Many cultures have created circles of stone that we marvel at, wondering their purpose. Jan shares the story of a personal stone circle and the powerful mirror to our souls these stones can represent, reminding us of the permanence of memories and what matters most in our lives.
Breathing with the Light
In chaos it is possible we are unsure if we can still shine. We can.
Jan shares the words of a poet who asks the questions our hearts may be asking. More powerfully, suggests the possibility of creating new maps to future light.
What's the Best That Can Happen?
Life is often governed by questions we put to ourselves: What's in it for me? What's the worst than could happen? Who's it going to hurt?
Jan shares the personal story of a stranger who called him to his death bed to pass on a life lesson of positivity that the man had learned from a life of manipulation, hoping to help others before it was too late.
Warm stories & advice
Look forward to the week night that a Jan Goldstein story will sooth my weary soul and make me smile before I close my eyes. May you continue to choose to “stand on your head” and encourage listeners to do the same.
Each week, Jan Goldstein gives me 15 minutes of soul-lifting delight. Jan’s stories, many from his own life, enrich and enlighten, always providing a positive way to view the world—something we all need in these times.
Somewhere in each episode, weaving through the personal stories, you will find a connection to yourself--something that helps, something that matters.