100 episodes

Dr. Deborah Adamy has conversations with everyday people who inspire, uplift and who are living their lives with vitality and joy. She admires people who can weather adversity and hardship without becoming cynical and bitter; who actually choose to learn, grow and find meaning and purpose in what they have experienced.
There are countless ordinary people living pretty extraordinary lives and Deborah wants to shine light on them! Enlighten: Uplift and Inspire includes conversations with a wide variety of people: activists, musicians, shiatsu therapists, circus arts performers, playwrights, directors, psychotherapists, dancers, film makers, yoga teachers, educators, actors and photographers, just to name a few. May you feel inspired and uplifted listening to this podcast. Visit www.enlighten.nyc for more. Enjoy!!

Enlighten: Uplift & Inspire Dr Deborah Adamy, PhD, LMSW, LMT

    • Personal Journals

Dr. Deborah Adamy has conversations with everyday people who inspire, uplift and who are living their lives with vitality and joy. She admires people who can weather adversity and hardship without becoming cynical and bitter; who actually choose to learn, grow and find meaning and purpose in what they have experienced.
There are countless ordinary people living pretty extraordinary lives and Deborah wants to shine light on them! Enlighten: Uplift and Inspire includes conversations with a wide variety of people: activists, musicians, shiatsu therapists, circus arts performers, playwrights, directors, psychotherapists, dancers, film makers, yoga teachers, educators, actors and photographers, just to name a few. May you feel inspired and uplifted listening to this podcast. Visit www.enlighten.nyc for more. Enjoy!!

    Episode 100 Dr. Deborah Adamy Gets Interviewed!

    Episode 100 Dr. Deborah Adamy Gets Interviewed!

    Today marks the celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. He was born in Atlanta, GA on January 15th, 1929 - if still alive, he would now be 91 years old. Also today, our podcast Enlighten: Uplift & Inspire is celebrating an anniversary: our 100th episode! My guest today is me! Seriously, my dear friend, Karen Siff-Exkorn had the idea of interviewing me for this milestone.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 99 Sammy Merendino, drummer, producer

    Episode 99 Sammy Merendino, drummer, producer

    My guest today is Sammy Merendino. Sammy is a drummer, percussionist, and producer. In fact, Sammy is one of NYC’s top drummers, having recorded and/or performed with Cameo, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Foreigner, Lou Reed, Aretha Franklin, Ziggy Marley, Hall & Oats, The Beach Boys, and Pat Metheny, to name a few. Raised in Ohio, one of 11 children, Sammy appreciated the loving support of his parents, particularly his father’s ability to find the good in every situation.

    • 54 min
    Episode 98 Happy New Year 2020

    Episode 98 Happy New Year 2020

    Happy 2020! I’d like to welcome you to the new year and share a personal story. Despite the ongoing appalling behavior of our president, that intensified in this first week of this new year, I am inspired by the wisdom, dedication, and impactful activism of Shaun King & Michael Moore. I also share a personal story about how things don’t always turn out the way I plan, regardless of how great my goal appears to be!

    • 23 min
    Episode 97 Dr. Deborah Adamy, PhD., LMSW, LMT, 2019 Reflections

    Episode 97 Dr. Deborah Adamy, PhD., LMSW, LMT, 2019 Reflections

    Instead of having a guest today, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on 2019. My beloved husband, Paul and I launched this podcast nearly 2 years ago, on January 8th, 2018. Since then, we released every Monday, a new conversation with a guest, totaling 93 guests, plus a couple of reflections from me and a guided chakra meditation! It has been a joy to shine light on everyday people, who inspire me.

    • 9 min
    Episode 96 Tim Young, singer, actor

    Episode 96 Tim Young, singer, actor

    My guest today is Tim Young. Tim is a singer/songwriter, actor, musical director and dancer. I met Tim last month at Tahira Clayton and Addison Frei’s wedding (both former guests on my podcast - episode #58 and #43) and was immediately drawn to his enthusiasm, humor and authenticity. Tim grew up in Long Island, NY, immersed in a 2,500-member evangelical, fundamentalist Christian church, whose beliefs were reinforced at home and in his Christian school.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 95 Nicki Denner, musician, composer

    Episode 95 Nicki Denner, musician, composer

    My guest today is Nicki Denner. Nicki is a passionate pianist, composer, educator and musical director, oh and lest I forget, a tap dancer! Raised in Wisconsin, without examples of what a professional musician looked like, Nicki attended college at University of Minnesota, negating her passion for music and initially majoring in French and Political Science; majors she thought would lead to practical careers.

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

wsaint ,

Love it

Great podcast. Real, intelligent, and revealing. On both sides. Excellent.

RossMarler ,

Enlighten

Some sustenance to help us remain on the path to enlightenment during these trying times. Brilliant program!

Jetsarebetter ,

Wonderful!!

I have become absolutely addicted to these podcasts! Deb’s relaxed and joyful interviewing style and the Depth, spirituality, compassion and interest of the guests she chooses make this a must listen every week for me.

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