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Can I Laugh On Your Shoulder? Podcast is a weekly podcast where we have honest conversations about faith, business, life, and everything in between. Hosted by speaker and author, Molly Stillman, her mission is to make you laugh, cry, and laugh till you cry. She wants to create a community of people who are unafraid to be themselves and have honest conversations about the things that matter most. Her vision is to create a safe space for people to explore their faith and share their stories and gifts with the world.

Can I Laugh On Your Shoulder‪?‬ Molly Stillman | Speaker, Author, Loud Laugher

    • Religion & Spirituality
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Can I Laugh On Your Shoulder? Podcast is a weekly podcast where we have honest conversations about faith, business, life, and everything in between. Hosted by speaker and author, Molly Stillman, her mission is to make you laugh, cry, and laugh till you cry. She wants to create a community of people who are unafraid to be themselves and have honest conversations about the things that matter most. Her vision is to create a safe space for people to explore their faith and share their stories and gifts with the world.

    #392 - House Rules with Myquillyn Smith

    #392 - House Rules with Myquillyn Smith

    My guest this week is the lovely Myquillyn Smith, also known as The Nester. She is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of Welcome Home and Cozy Minimalist Home. For over a decade, she has been encouraging women to embrace imperfections and live boldly in their spaces through her blog.
    Myquillyn’s home in North Carolina has been featured in publications such as Better Homes and Gardens, Ladies Home Journal, Cottages and Bungalows, and more. As a practicing imperfectionist, she believes in the power of small changes, putting nail holes in the wall, and taking the time to make a place feel like home – even if you’re renting.
    I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know her, hearing her perspective on creating a space you’ll love, and learning more about her latest book, House Rules, which is set to release on April 23rd. I just know you’re going to love her too!
    3:07 – Myquillyn 101
    Starting “The Nester” in 2007 Learning to build a home by moving frequently Teaching universal decorating truths 9:55 – Making a Home
    The perfectly staged homes seen on social media Embracing imperfection in home decor Making your space feel like you 17:45 – Establishing Roots Where You Are
    Taking ownership of your space, even in rentals or temporary spaces The perfect circumstance will never come The power of simple changes in home design 29:06 – Design Insights
    The genesis of Myquillyn’s passion for decorating Understanding design principles like scale, contrast, and lighting The Inspiration behind Myquillyn’s book, House Rules 38:39 – Embracing Imperfection
    Being a practicing imperfectionist Learning to take risks in home decor and life You can’t ruin something you already hate Connecting with Myquillyn + pre-ordering House Rules FEATURED QUOTES
    “I’ve never met a home I haven’t loved. I believe every home has a silver lining.”
    “I 100% believe it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful.”
    “Where else can we take a risk if not at home?”
    Learn more about Myquillyn:
    Pre-order House Rules:
    https://www.amazon.com/House-Rules-Decorate-Every-Budget/dp/0800744748
    The Nester
    https://thenester.com/
    The Nester podcast
    https://thenester.com/podcast/
    Myquillyn on Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/thenester/?hl=en
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    About Can I Laugh On Your Shoulder?
    Can I Laugh On Your Shoulder? Podcast is a weekly podcast where we have honest conversations about faith, business, life, and everything in between. Hosted by speaker and author, Molly Stillman, her mission is to make you laugh, cry, and laugh till you cry. She wants to create a community of people who are unafraid to be themselves and have honest conversations about the things that matter most. Her vision is to create a safe space for people to explore their faith and share their stories and gifts with the world.

    • 51 min
    #391 Joy & Hope After Heartache with Mattie Jackson Smith

    #391 Joy & Hope After Heartache with Mattie Jackson Smith

    My guest this week is the incredible Mattie Jackson Smith. Mattie is an author, podcaster, and speaker whose life took an unexpected turn when she tragically lost her 28-year-old husband to a traumatic brain injury just weeks before their first anniversary.
    Her first book, Lemons on Friday, offers a raw and honest account of her journey through grief, providing solace and guidance to others navigating the lonely and difficult path of widowhood. Outside of her writing career, Mattie is the host of the podcast In Joy Life, where she encourages her listeners to choose joy in any season or circumstance.
    We dive deep into Mattie’s story today as she transparently shares what it looked like to wrestle with God in life’s darkest moments, ask hard questions, and bring her hurt and doubts to Jesus. She has so many powerful things to say about finding God in the questions and navigating life after loss. I absolutely loved getting to spend time with her in this episode and know you will too!
    2:21 – Mattie 101
    Born and raised in Nashville in a country music family A passion for creative writing Owning a wine bar in Nashville Losing her husband after a brain injury Mattie’s memoir, Lemons on Friday 14:04 – Honesty in Grief
    Sitting in anger with God Biblical examples of emotions and suffering Embracing your emotions instead of suppressing them 24:45 – Finding God in the Questions
    Lamentations 3 How writing helped Mattie begin to heal God's invitation to bring our questions, doubts, and struggles to Him 36:09 – Navigating New Beginnings
    The secondary losses that come with grief Redemption is not a replacement Navigating dating after experiencing loss Honoring the past while embracing the future Connecting with Mattie FEATURED QUOTES
    “I lived my life and the worst thing I could have imagined happened. And through that God not only has worked miracles in me through the grief and healing process, but he fulfilled this desire that he planted in my heart at 19.”
    “God not only can handle it but invites me to bring it to Him.”
    “What I hope people see from my life is you do have agency to choose joy, even in the worst of the worst of it.”
    Learn more about Mattie:
    Get your copy of Lemons on Friday
    https://www.amazon.com/Lemons-Friday-Trusting-Greatest-Heartbreak/dp/0785241272
    In Joy Life podcast
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/in-joy-life-with-mattie-jackson/id1667357187
    Mattie on Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/mattiejackson/?hl=en
    Mattie on Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/mattiejacksonofficial/

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #390 Trusting God in the Waiting with Kim Butler of The Whiteboard Room

    #390 Trusting God in the Waiting with Kim Butler of The Whiteboard Room

    Join me in this week's episode as I sit down with my dear friend and extraordinary human being, Kim Butler. Kim is the lead coach and founder of The Whiteboard Room, where she empowers creatives, leaders, and companies to unlock their true potential through one-on-one coaching, workshops, and speaking engagements.

    With a heart fueled by faith, family, and a passion for adventure (and a Diet Dr. Pepper), Kim's coaching journey has touched countless lives, including my own. I’m thrilled to have her on the show to share more about her story, her mentoring process and what it looks like to set personal and professional goals and walk them out in faith. 

    3:53 – Kim 101

    Kim’s job at The Whiteboard Room Kim’s passion for helping people overcome obstacles and set goals Merging coaching and consulting The power of goal setting
    8:25 – Following God’s Call

    Life lessons from a desk job Inspiring people to see the best in themselves Kim’s journey to the world race Sitting with God’s silence
    16:32 – In The Waiting

    Sitting in the waiting Remaining faithful in God’s timing The careers that led Kim to where she is today
    23:27 – The Creation of The Whiteboard Method

    How Kim created The Whiteboard Method What Kim’s mentor process looks like Working in alignment with your life
    32:04 – A Work in Progress

    Real client stories Kim’s experience being Molly’s mentor The power of accountability Getting in touch with Kim
    FEATURED QUOTES

    “Goal setting became this like linchpin that I started to see, wow, there's so much power in this very simple thing. And nobody does it.”

    “Your platform is not your purpose. It is just the place that you get to live out your purpose.”

    “To know where you’re going and who you want to be, you have to know where you’ve been and who you are.”

    Learn more about Kim and The Whiteboard Room:

    https://www.thewhiteboardroom.com/

    https://www.instagram.com/thewhiteboardroom/

    https://www.facebook.com/THEWBROOM/

    Connect with me: 

    http://www.stillbeingmolly.com 

    http://instagram.com/stillbeingmolly

    http://instagram.com/canilaughpod

    http://twitter.com/stillbeingmolly

    http://facebook.com/stillbeingmolly

    http://facebook.com/canilaughpod

    http://tiktok.com/@stillbeingmolly

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    About Can I Laugh On Your Shoulder?

    Can I Laugh On Your Shoulder? Podcast is a weekly podcast where we have honest conversations about faith, business, life, and everything in between. Hosted by speaker and author, Molly Stillman, her mission is to make you laugh, cry, and laugh till you cry. She wants to create a community of people who are unafraid to be themselves and have honest conversations about the things that matter most. Her vision is to create a safe space for people to explore their faith and share their stories and gifts with the world.

    • 48 min
    #390 The Special "If I Don't Laugh, I'll Cry" BOOK LAUNCH Podcast Episode with my GUEST HOST - My Husband, John!

    #390 The Special "If I Don't Laugh, I'll Cry" BOOK LAUNCH Podcast Episode with my GUEST HOST - My Husband, John!

    The day is FINALLY here! Yesterday marked the official launch of my book, which means you can now purchase If I Don’t Laugh I’ll Cry everywhere books are sold!
    To make this moment even more special, I'm joined by the one and only John Stillman in today’s episode. Although he didn’t prepare his interview questions (but don’t you worry- he never fails to prepare a joke or two) we had a blast reminiscing about the journey of bringing this book to life.
    From the initial days of the writing process to receiving my first-ever feedback from early readers, every step of this adventure has been nothing short of incredible.
    I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to each and every one of you who has supported me on this journey. Whether you've preordered the book, left a review, or simply shared in the excitement, your support means the world to me.
    If you’re planning to get your hands on a copy soon, I can’t wait for you to read it!
    Until next time, happy listening + happy reading!
    0:11 – Presidents, Past Boyfriends & The Making of a Memoir
    Selecting Millard Fillmore The boyfriend chapter The evolution of If I Don’t Laugh I’ll Cry 8:09 – … Now What?
    A second book? Anticipation of reader feedback The publishing process Molly’s favorite chapter 14:32 – Chapter By Chapter
    What it’s like to work with an editor Crafting an engaging narrative and chapter titles Where chapters of the book were written 21:07 – Completing the Book
    The book’s content and structure The hardest chapters in the book to write John’s dialogue in the book The Dark Knight + Googling “racketeering” 29:16 – Final Thoughts
    Positive feedback from male readers Designing the book cover Buying the book in person FEATURED QUOTES
    “The initial idea was really just to tell a debt story... I think as I began to work on the outline I realized that more of that backstory needed to be included than I think I originally thought.”
    “I think the thing I'm most looking forward to is hearing the stories of people who are reading it.”
    “I can say, I'm not I'm not sick of myself. That sounds really weird to say, but I mean… I'm not sick of this book. Like, I'm not over it. I am more excited about it than ever. And I'm just genuinely excited for people to read it.”
    Connect with me: 
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    About Can I Laugh On Your Shoulder?
    Can I Laugh On Your Shoulder? Podcast is a weekly podcast where we have honest conversations about faith, business, life, and everything in between. Hosted by speaker and author, Molly Stillman, her mission is to make you laugh, cry, and laugh till you cry. She wants to create a community of people who are unafraid to be themselves and have honest conversations about the things that matter most. Her vision is to create a safe space for people to explore their faith and share their stories and gifts with the world.

    • 36 min
    #388 A SPECIAL CONVERSATION WITH MY DAD!

    #388 A SPECIAL CONVERSATION WITH MY DAD!

    This week, I'm thrilled to welcome the most special guest ever on my show- my dad. With the release of my book just around the corner (coming out next week- can you believe it?!) I couldn’t think of a better time to have him on the podcast. Together, we dig into some of the stories that are (and aren’t) talked about in my book.

    Join us as we laugh, reminisce, and share stories of the joys, the challenges, and everything in between. My dad has such powerful things to say about gratitude, slowing down, choosing love, and finding joy in the darkest of moments. This conversation is so special to me, and I am so excited to share it with you today. 

    Without further ado, let’s jump into this conversation with Tom Buckley. 

    3:34 – Tom 101

    Tom’s upbringing + challenging relationship with religion Going to college, joining a fraternity, and career as a teacher Difficulties in marriage, battles with alcoholism and homelessness Tom’s journey to sobriety + spiritual growth
    26:49 – Parenting Perspectives

    Reading the memoir Watching children make mistakes and learn from them
    36:28 – Choosing Love

    Tom and Lynda’s marriage that defied the odds Prioritizing sobriety, God, and the good of the family The importance of love, respect, and kindness
    48:28 – Rule 62

    Looking for the good throughout Lynda’s sickness Not taking yourself too seriously Appreciating what life has taught you Tom’s favorite chapter in the book
    48:28 – Life lessons at 80

    Tom’s life today with Cindy Slowing down and appreciating the present Trusting that things will work out when you get out of your own way
    FEATURED QUOTES

    “That's what life is about. It isn't about failure, it's about getting back up.” 

    “If you take yourself too seriously, you just lose sight of all the things that really are important.”

    “In the ‘getting through it’ stage, you gain experience and knowledge that you can use to get out of it. You can find places for help and guidance that will work.”

    “You want to see who the winners are? Follow the laughter.”

    Connect with me: 

    http://www.stillbeingmolly.com 

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    About Can I Laugh On Your Shoulder?

     

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #387 ON LIFE AND COMEDY WITH COMEDIAN DUSTIN NICKERSON

    #387 ON LIFE AND COMEDY WITH COMEDIAN DUSTIN NICKERSON

    PREORDER MY BOOK - IF I DON'T LAUGH, I'LL CRY TODAY:
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    My guest this week is the hilarious Dustin Nickerson, a comedian from Seattle now suffering in Southern California. In 2020 he released his debut comedy special Overwhelmed, which is currently one of the highest-rated specials on Amazon Prime. 
    His humor has graced the screens of Comedy Central, Netflix with Kevin Hart, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Fox, and Hulu, and his stand-up clips have garnered tens of millions of views. Dustin is also the author of How To Be Married To Melissa and co-host of the podcast Don’t Make Me Come Back There. 
    If you want to laugh today, this is the episode for you! I have been a long-time fan of Dustin’s work and I’m so excited to have him on the show today to share his perspective on life, marriage, comedy, and more. You’re going to love this one!
    12:07 – Dustin 101, Toby Keith, and Bojangles
    Dustin’s Twitter bio
    Molly’s first date at a Toby Keith concert
    Bojangles Biscuits
    Dustin’s fan base
    21:46 – Set Bedtimes and Mouthguards
    Adult parties need bedtimes 
    Middle-aged friendships
    The beauty of marriage
    27:40 – If I Don’t Laugh, I’ll Cry
    Dustin and Melissa’s viral video
    Dustin’s relatable humor
    Evolving as a comedian
    33:44 – Finding Your Funny
    Authenticity in creativity
    Bombing in stand-up
    Understanding your audience
    41:41 – The Solider Dog, The Late Late Show and Dustin’s Book
    Dustin’s memorable career moments 
    The dedication behind success
    Connecting with Dustin
    FEATURED QUOTES
    "The only way to get good at stand-up comedy is to do stand-up comedy."
    “No comedian is beloved by everybody. You're not trying to get everyone to love you. You're trying to get the people that do love you, or will love your stuff, to find you.”
    Learn more about Dustin:
    Dustin on Tour:
    https://www.dustinnickerson.com/
    Dustin’s Comedy Specials:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs2QQYow6VX9nDpDwCspiqQ
    Dustin on social media:
    https://www.facebook.com/dustinnickersoncomedy
    https://www.instagram.com/dustinnickerson/?hl=en
    https://twitter.com/DustinNickerson
    How To Be Married To Melissa:
    https://www.thomasnelson.com/p/how-to-be-married-to-melissa/
    Don’t Make Me Come Back There Podcast:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dont-make-me-come-back-there-with-dustin-melissa-nickerson/id1434215707?mt=2

    Melissa’s Target Outfit Video:
    https://www.tiktok.com/@dustinnickersoncomedy/video/7327676165953457451
    Connect with me: 
    http://www.stillbeingmolly.com 
    http://instagram.com/stillbeingmolly
    http://instagram.com/canilaughpod
    http://twitter.com/stillbeingmolly
    http://facebook.com/stillbeingmolly
    http://facebook.com/canilaughpod
    http://tiktok.com/@stillbeingmolly
    PREORDER MY BOOK - IF I DON'T LAUGH, I'LL CRY TODAY:
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    About Can I Laugh On Your Shoulder?
    Can I Laugh On Your Shoulder? Podcast is a weekly podcast where we have honest conversations about faith, business, life, and everything in between. Hosted by speaker and author, Molly Stillman, her mission is to make you laugh, cry, and laugh till you cry. She wants to create a community of people who are unafraid to be themselves and have honest conversations about the things that matter most. Her vision is to create a safe space for people to explore their faith and share their stories and gifts with the world.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
154 Ratings

154 Ratings

Gretagirl4 ,

New listener, big fan!

I’m a brand new listener to Mollys podcast and 3 episodes in and I love it already! She’s a great interviewer with a wide variety of guests. I truly have laughed and cried while listening. I’ll be s loyal listener now.

AMspired ,

Jamie Winship Episode

Such a good episode! Thank you so much for having this man on your show. The conversation you had with him brought to light so many beautiful things for me, and was full of confirmation from the Lord.

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Excellently curated podcast

Highly recommend this excellent podcast for just about anyone!

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