32 episodes

What if STORY is the answer? To our crises of meaning and belonging. To our impulse to heal our lives and help others. To our desire and drive to leave the world better than we found it.

We LOVE good stories. In fact, we’re kinda obsessed. Not just with the stories themselves, but with the stories behind the stories. Their oddly perfect timing, the healing process they provoke in their authors, and their capacity to catalyze individual and collective healing. And we love exploring them with writers, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, healers, parents, and others.

Tune in to hear these stories behind the stories and entertain (with us) the real possibility that, whether you are a “teller” or a “consumer,” Story is always offering, or leading us to, an answer.

Sips of Story ‘n Sanity True To Intention

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What if STORY is the answer? To our crises of meaning and belonging. To our impulse to heal our lives and help others. To our desire and drive to leave the world better than we found it.

We LOVE good stories. In fact, we’re kinda obsessed. Not just with the stories themselves, but with the stories behind the stories. Their oddly perfect timing, the healing process they provoke in their authors, and their capacity to catalyze individual and collective healing. And we love exploring them with writers, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, healers, parents, and others.

Tune in to hear these stories behind the stories and entertain (with us) the real possibility that, whether you are a “teller” or a “consumer,” Story is always offering, or leading us to, an answer.

    Surviving Spouse or Partner Suicide Loss and Being a Companion to The Survivors with Michelle Ann Collins

    Surviving Spouse or Partner Suicide Loss and Being a Companion to The Survivors with Michelle Ann Collins

    When her life shifted from fairytale to nightmare due to her husband’s death by suicide, Michelle Ann Collins found herself in the darkest place imaginable, reaching for answers to questions like: How am I going to eat, sleep, get out of bed, and do all the things? As a yoga therapist and wellness coach, she had more tools than many suicide loss survivors do, and yet escaping the dark grief cave required the most excruciating work of her life.
     
    Tune in to hear Michelle share:
    what compelled her to write two books about such a horrible tragedy
    several of the practices that helped her escape the Grief Cave
    do's and don'ts for the companions of suicide loss survivors
    Get ready to be inspired by this incredible human this next Tuesday!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    What Happened to My Friendships? with Dawn Bennett

    What Happened to My Friendships? with Dawn Bennett

    When the pandemic swept the globe, Americans appeared to drop the polarizing divisions that had driven us apart and rally together to face a challenge our generation had never seen. We could feel, more than ever, just how precious life is and how much we need each other. But then something happened…
     
    The polarization that characterized our culture returned, as we witnessed racial violence and questionable leadership, while navigating conversations and mandates around masks and vaccinations. Yet this time around, we were facing off with friends and loved ones, not having yet recovered from the collective trauma we had all experienced.
     
    And this broke the heart of Relationship Coach Dawn Bennett, who decided to do something about it.
     
    Tune in to hear Dawn share the:
    subtle ways language has impacted our sense of safety
    biological reasons we are struggling in our friendships
    ways in which we can begin to stop the polarization and increase the connection

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Unfolding Peace with Kawtar El Alaoui

    Unfolding Peace with Kawtar El Alaoui

    Are you a leader trying to catalyze change in your home, community, or workplace but feeling exhausted or overwhelmed by the task -- unsure of how to create the change without perpetuating the old paradigms?
     
    Kawtar El Alaoui knows what it takes to activate and achieve long-lasting change from a new paradigm of wholeness and reclaim well-being and self-leadership from old paradigms that resulted in childhood traumas, domestic violence, and systemic oppression.
     
    Tune in to hear Kawtar share:
    how writing her book helped her to heal more layers of old wounds
    why leaders lose when they force change and how they win when they unfold it
    the most important factor in creating transforming conflict and opening possibilities

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Truth about Hope with Catherine Hammond

    The Truth about Hope with Catherine Hammond

    Have you ever felt hopeless?
     
    Catherine Hammond took us to school (or maybe church!) on the definition of HOPE, challenging our culture's inaccurate and risky proposed definition and exploring how we've individually subscribed to it and suffered unnecessarily as a result.
     
    Tune in to hear Catherine share:
    her story of redefining HOPE for herself and the rest of us
    the list of lies most of us believe about HOPE and how they increase our suffering
    a truer definition of HOPE, which continues to carry her as she faces Life's inevitable challenges
    You're going to need a good hot cup of sips for this one while Catherine unravels your ideas about HOPE and opens up a whole new possibility for you!
     
    Learn more about Catherine Hammond's law firm at https://coloradoestateplan.com/. You can find her book hope(less): The truth about hope and where to find it on Amazon.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Your Gift Is Not On Loan! with Griff Griffis

    Your Gift Is Not On Loan! with Griff Griffis

    This guy dropped so deep into the conversation around the Identity of a Writer in our first interview, we asked him to come back and share what he's learned about the creative process in his more than four decades of writing short stories, novels, screenplays, and more.
     
    Tune in to hear Griff share:
    what he's learned about his own unique needs as a writer and how that impacts his career
    the mindset and writing practices that fuel (and protect) his writing process
    how structure and discipline work alongside inspiration and divine downloads
    It's almost time to grab a cup of something delicious and enjoy these sips of story 'n sanity with us.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Leaving In Style with Janise Graham

    Leaving In Style with Janise Graham

    For ten years, Janise Graham, President of Small Business Style, Inc. and Entrepreneur's Insurance Services, searched for a way to make the very challenging topic of Business Succession digestible and even fun for the business owners she wanted to serve.
     
    Tune in to hear how Janise:
    used story and some of her favorite real-life characters to make the book fun to write and easy to read
    combined two of her passions to make industry-specific content digestible for readers
    helped Amanda and a few of her team members avoid some of the risk they didn't see in their business
    It's almost time to grab a cup of something delicious and enjoy these sips of story 'n sanity with us.

    • 59 min

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