Welcome to Kelly Corrigan Wonders, a place for people who like to laugh while they think and find it useful to look closely at ourselves and our weird ways in the hopes that knowing more and feeling more will help us do more and be better. A former newspaper columnist and four time bestselling author, Kelly wonders about loads of stuff: is knowing more always good? Can we trust our gut? How does change actually happen? We only book nice people who have a sense of humor and know things worth knowing. Each episode ends with Kelly’s shortlist of takeaways, appropriate for refrigerator doors, bulletin boards and notes to your children.
Thanks For Being Here - Kirsten's Dad Tom AKA Papa Fom
Kirsten’s dad Tom was beloved by his kids and grandkids (one of whom couldn’t pronounce the letter “T”, resulting in the nickname Papa Fom). Tom was a man who loved the simple pleasures in life: playing and winning various games, flying balsa wood planes with his family, joking around, drawing and painting, eating candy, playing “house” and “school” with his grandkids or letting them climb all the way up his body to stand on his shoulders. He really loved the little things and everyday moments were his favorites.
GOTO Figuring Out Mindfulness
Here’s a word that everyone is saying these days: mindfulness. I don’t totally know what it means, officially, but I have jerry-rigged a little process to help me mind the moment, to see the day for what the small miracle that it is and enter it with intention — and it’s working for me. So, see what you think. And let me know if you have ideas or tweaks on Instagram.
Sit down? No Thanks, I'd Rather Stand.
As a 19 year old, Letitia Hanke took a job as a receptionist at the local roofing company. Within 10 years, she bought the business she has now been running (and growing) for 18 years. If you want to remember that anything is possible, this conversation will wake you up to the possibilities. Part 2 of the How’d You Do That? series.
Thanks For Being Here - Nancy's Mother "Sweet Little Ellie"
The only person who didn’t know how truly special Ellie O’Connor was, was Ellie O’Connor. A woman of action, not words she was pure magic - able to make everyone’s wishes come true, quietly, humbly. Whether it was sending a letter every single week for 5 years to her grandson who was away at college, helping with family gatherings, cooking, cleaning or giving the perfect gift, Little Ellie’s generosity of spirit made everything and everyone feel better.
GOTO on the Golden Age of Destigmatization
It’s a small but life changing miracle when someone tells you about their harder days. This is for anyone who needs a reminder that everyone, even the most famous people in the country, have heartaches, losses, lingering areas of shame and anxieties.
How a Person Becomes a Therapist
With the demand for excellent mental health care at its all time peak, it’s a good thing people like Tracy Defina dared to go back to school — for many years — to get a PhD in counseling. This is the story of how she pulled off this enormous achievement in the middle of life already teeming with to dos. My conversation with Tracy is the first of a 4-part series called How’d You Do That? with women who made radical changes to their lives well after most of their peers had settled into a given way of life.
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Food for thought
I tell everyone I know about this podcast! I always walk away with something useful or something to reflect upon.
I LOVE KELLY CORRIGAN’S PODCASTS
A friend recommended I take a listen to this podcast several months ago, and I was immediately hooked. I smile when it’s Tuesday, Friday and Sundays because I know there will be a terrific interview and inspiring take aways and ideas and feelings to ponder as I move through my days because of what I hear on this pods. Listening to Kelly’s penetrating and insightful take on being alive, digging into the lives of the people she interviews, the subjects she tackles and unpacks, the open hearted and vulnerable way Kelly shares about her own life and experiences, it enriches my own life and makes me more. More aware, more concerned, more attentive, more caring, more grateful, more open-minded, more reflective, more loving, more present. Pretty great outcomes for a podcast, don’t you think? Keep at it Kelly. You are a gift and a much needed shot in the sagging spirit that can feel pretty beaten up by the unbelievable state of things lately. I send you and your team my gratitude and my admiration. If there were a million stars, I would give them to Kelly Corrigan Wonders, For the Good of the Order and for Thanks for Being Here - all terrific!