26 episodes

How can we learn to celebrate differences, care more and judge less? By having conversations that educate while opening hearts and minds. In each weekly episode of the Another Door Opens podcast, host Stephanie Himango interviews guests about stories of turning points in their lives, resilience they've exercised and insights they’ve discovered. From professional athletes to Emmy-winning journalists to inventors to your next door neighbor, these conversations cultivate curiosity and understanding. In hearing the story of another person with a different life experience, we can learn about ourselves while opening to the truth that we all share common ground.
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Another Door Opens with Stephanie Himango Stephanie Himango

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 34 Ratings

How can we learn to celebrate differences, care more and judge less? By having conversations that educate while opening hearts and minds. In each weekly episode of the Another Door Opens podcast, host Stephanie Himango interviews guests about stories of turning points in their lives, resilience they've exercised and insights they’ve discovered. From professional athletes to Emmy-winning journalists to inventors to your next door neighbor, these conversations cultivate curiosity and understanding. In hearing the story of another person with a different life experience, we can learn about ourselves while opening to the truth that we all share common ground.
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    S2: 4 Steps to Productive Conversation & Connection with Riaz Patel

    S2: 4 Steps to Productive Conversation & Connection with Riaz Patel

    Anxious about entering back into the world as pandemic restrictions are lifted? Concerned about the deep divides that we’ve seen emerge through the crisis that was 2020? Riaz Patel is a voice of reason in a divided world, and he has dedicated himself to bringing people together — even those who seem to be polar opposites. Riaz shares the 4 steps of a productive conversation, the lengths he goes to educate himself about other points of view, and personal experiences of being on the receiving end of ignorance and hate. He talks about listening, how he has dealt with prejudice, feeling other, the divisive nature of social media algorithms, how aspects of his being are always central to presidential elections, and how if you truly know and understand someone, it is very hard to hate them. Also, using our voices, the gifts of open and closed doors, and the best way to move forward in this new world with an intention to build connections. Riaz Patel is this week’s beautiful guest on Another Door Opens with Stephanie Himango.
    • Follow Riaz Patel on Instagram at @riazrpatel and on Twitter @RiazPatel.
    • Become a Patron and keep this podcast going! Subscribe to support the Another Door Opens podcast for as little as $1 a month at 
    https://www.patreon.com/anotherdooropens and make the world a better place one conversation at a time.  
    • Follow the Another Door Opens podcast on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook at @stephhimango and @podcastado. 
    • Visit https://www.stephaniehimango.com to learn more about host, Stephanie Himango. 
    • Another Door Opens theme music by Eric Brown.
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    • 39 min
    S2: Life After the WNBA with Lisa C. Willis

    S2: Life After the WNBA with Lisa C. Willis

    Lisa C. Willis is a former WNBA basketball player, a former UCLA star, author and speaker. She made history as the first female coach of a New York Knicks franchise: the Westchester Knicks. She’s now at Nike, she’s reflective, she’s introspective and shares insights about what she learned from sports, her rock solid pre-game ritual to set her mind right, the difference between being a participant and a key player, the business of professional sports, how teamwork informs life after sports, why resilience is her favorite word, and what happens to a player’s performance — or any person’s sense of self — when they feel VALUED. Also: Her book: When the Buzzer Sounds! She is this week’s beautiful guest on Another Door Opens with Stephanie Himango.
    • Learn more about Lisa at LisaCWillis.com and find out how to purchase her book there.
    • Follow Lisa on Instagram/Twitter @lisawillis40.
    • Subscribe to support the Another Door Opens podcast for as little as $1 a month at 
    https://www.patreon.com/anotherdooropens and know you’re making the world a better place one conversation at a time.  
    • Follow the Another Door Opens podcast on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook at @stephhimango and @podcastado. 
    • Visit https://www.stephaniehimango.com to learn more about host, Stephanie Himango. 
    • Another Door Opens theme music by Eric Brown.
    @wnba @nike @ucla @la_sparks @nyliberty @uclawbb @wcknicks #anotherdooropens #wnba #nike #whenthebuzzersounds #liberty #sparks #coaching #basketball #knicks #lasparks #westchesterknicks #leadership #sports #uclabasketball #ucla #mentoring #influence #lovewins #openhearts #openminds #story #storytelling #empathy #change #growth #vulnerability #grace #courage #love

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    • 37 min
    S2: On Inner Fitness & Life with Tina Lifford

    S2: On Inner Fitness & Life with Tina Lifford

    Tina Lifford is an actor, author, playwright and founder. She plays the powerful character Aunt Vi on the drama television series “Queen Sugar” which airs on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). Tina’s best-selling book is titled The Little Book of Big Lies: A Journey Into Inner Fitness and ties in with her Inner Fitness Project where she focuses on helping others build inner fitness, making it as essential as physical fitness. She is this week’s beautiful guest on Another Door Opens with Stephanie Himango.
    • Learn more about Tina at TinaLifford.com and www.theinnerfitnessproject.com and follow her on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook @tinalifford.
    • Subscribe to support the Another Door Opens podcast for as little as $1 a month at 
    https://www.patreon.com/anotherdooropens and know you’re making the world a better place one conversation at a time. It's about opening hearts and minds. 
    • Follow the Another Door Opens podcast on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook at @stephhimango and @podcastado. 
    • Visit https://www.stephaniehimango.com to learn more about host, Stephanie Himango. 
    • Another Door Opens theme music by Eric Brown.
    #anotherdooropens #queensugar #queensugarown #innerfitness #theinnerfitnessproject #lovewins #openhearts #openminds #story #storytelling #empathy #change #growth #threeselves #selflove #grandcanyon #thebigchill #lawrencekasdan #tiffanydcross #oprah #ava #acting #drama #vulnerability #grace #courage #love #film #movies #television #filmmaking

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    • 43 min
    A Reading: In Focus

    A Reading: In Focus

    How a path of alcohol addiction opened into a crystal clear life of photography, natural beauty and whole-hearted appreciation. A READING: Think of this as a bite sized portion of the podcast, and it's called “Another Door Opens… A Reading.” These are readings of the print stories I wrote for Another Door Opens (the blog) and Another Door Opens (the book) before the creation of Another Door Opens (the podcast). Welcome!
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    • 9 min
    A Reading: Where is Home?

    A Reading: Where is Home?

    One woman's search for country, home and voting rights. A READING: Think of this as a bite sized portion of the podcast, and it's called “Another Door Opens… A Reading.” These are readings of the print stories I wrote for Another Door Opens (the blog) and Another Door Opens (the book) before the creation of Another Door Opens (the podcast). Welcome!
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    • 10 min
    A Reading: Hey Hey Paula

    A Reading: Hey Hey Paula

    How one woman found her soul's treasure and joy after a devastating loss. A READING: Think of this as a bite sized portion of the podcast, and it's called “Another Door Opens… A Reading.” These are readings of the print stories I wrote for Another Door Opens (the blog) and Another Door Opens (the book) before the creation of Another Door Opens (the podcast). Welcome!
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    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

HappyCamper2016 ,

This podcast will lift your spirit ♥️

Stephanie is such an engaged storyteller, always asking such thoughtful questions. Her interview subjects are inspiring and fascinating. My spirit is uplifted after listening to this podcast.

KLeeSk8s ,

Engaging Topics and Meaningful Connections

Love the doses of inspiration and thought-provoking conversations that Stephanie curates in her podcasts. She serves up wisdom and heartfelt connection with her guests and listeners. Great medicine for the mind and soul - especially in these days of quarantine and human distance.
Thank you Stephanie!

mbdtv ,

Great Interviews

What a wonderful interview with Mary Carrillo! I could have listened to Steph Himango interview her for another hour. I love her style, her thoughtful questions and the enthusiasm she brings to each of her subjects. Can’t wait to hear more, well done!!!

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