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Hosted by Media Contributor and Publicist Emily Richett, The AMPLIFY Show is a series of interviews and conversations with inspiring authors, thought leaders, experts, and philosophers in business, parenting, faith, and life.

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    • 4.7 • 18 Ratings

Hosted by Media Contributor and Publicist Emily Richett, The AMPLIFY Show is a series of interviews and conversations with inspiring authors, thought leaders, experts, and philosophers in business, parenting, faith, and life.

    Simplicity Parenting, Family Values, & Building Emotional Resilience With Kim John Payne

    Simplicity Parenting, Family Values, & Building Emotional Resilience With Kim John Payne

    Today on The AMPLIFY Show, I’m welcoming back Kim John Payne, a counselor, researcher, and the author of eight books about children. 
     
    He was one of the first guests on this show, and I highly recommend going back and listening to that interview in Episode 6 if you like this one!
     
    Last time, we talked about his 2009 book Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids. 
     
    In this interview, we talk about two big topics that have changed for parents since Simplicity Parenting was released, and why he added them as new sections when he rewrote the book in 2019. 
     
    We also chat about emotional resiliency - how to manage our own emotions and model that for our kids - which he dives deep into in his upcoming book Emotionally Resilient Tweens and Teens. 
     
    And he shares a really troubling condition that more and more kids are experiencing, which is a complete detachment from parents, and the really scary damage that can happen to the parent-child relationship when the parent is too attached to their phone. 
     
    If you’re a parent, I think you’re going to love this interview. And be sure to check out some of Kim’s books, which are linked below and available on his website. 



    Mentioned in the episode: Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids Being Your Best When Your Kids Are At Their Worst Episode 6: Simplicity Parenting and Entrepreneurship with Kim John Payne  Connect with Kim: Website Podcast Facebook Connect with me: Website Instagram Facebook This episode was first published at emilyrichett.com/episode-72. 

    • 59 min
    Habits for Holiness with Fr. Mark-Mary Ames

    Habits for Holiness with Fr. Mark-Mary Ames

    I’m back recording some new episodes after a bit of a break during Lent and my season doing Magnify90– you can hear more about what Magnify90 is just a few episodes back where I interviewed the creator, Kaylene Brown. 
     
    In this episode I share about my experience with Lent and Magnify90 during a Michigan winter, my husband recovering from knee surgery, sick kids, you name it. 
     
    I also talk with Father Mark-Mary Ames, the author of Habits For Holiness: Small Steps For Making Big Spiritual Progress and a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal. 
     
    Fr. Mark-Mary put it beautifully: that we’re all craving to live at a high level, to live passionately, and to be “all in” - and in doing that, we actually want the unwatered truth.
     
    We want the real, hard truth, delivered with love & boldness, and that is exactly what you get from Father Mark-Mary in this interview. He also shares some specific steps and strategies for pursuing holiness.
     
    ​​If today’s episode resonates with you, be sure to tag, comment, or message the show’s Instagram page and let us know what you think! You can also grab links to the resources we talk about below.



    Mentioned in the episode: My interview with Kaylene Brown, creator of Magnify90 Habits For Holiness book Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (CFR) Connect with CFR on Instagram Connect with me: Website Instagram Facebook This episode was first published at emilyrichett.com/episode-71. 

    • 43 min
    Last Words and Learning Through Hard Seasons

    Last Words and Learning Through Hard Seasons

    I’m sure we’ve all wondered what our last words will be, but do you ever think about the possibility that your words might be the last that someone else hears? 
     
    In Episode 70 of The AMPLIFY Show (70, can you believe it?), I share my thoughts on the significance of last words, including the unexpected ones that have inspired me to be better, even during the ordinary, small moments. 
     
    I’m also sharing an update about this current season I’m in and some of the learning and growth that comes from hard seasons. And I mention a few resources that have been helping and inspiring me, which you can find below!
     
    Mentioned in the episode: Hallow App: https://hallow.com/ Every Sacred Sunday: https://everysacredsunday.com/ Fr. Mike Schmitz on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fathermikeschmitz/ My interview with Kim John Payne: https://emilyrichett.com/2019/10/17/episode-6-simplicity-parenting-and-entrepreneurship-with-kim-john-payne/  My interview with Adam Cayton-Holland: https://emilyrichett.com/2020/06/11/episode-21-purpose-through-tragedy-comedy-through-life-with-adam-cayton-holland/  
    Connect with me: Website Instagram Facebook  
    This episode was first published at emilyrichett.com/episode-70.

    • 8 min
    Tech-straction and Psychological Pacifiers With Sean McCool

    Tech-straction and Psychological Pacifiers With Sean McCool

    In today’s episode, I’m chatting with Sean McCool about tech-straction and psychological pacifiers. 

    Sean is an award-winning marketing consultant, a coach for entrepreneurs over 40, and a fellow podcaster. I enjoyed being on his show, Persuasion by The Pint, a few months ago!
     
    In this interview, Sean shares his historical perspective and lessons on technology, why it’s so distracting, and we debate a bit about how much responsibility companies have over technology versus our own responsibility. 
     
    Sean does a great job of sharing from historical perspectives. He's a great researcher, and he sent over a podcast syllabus in advance with all the topics he planned to cover - I’ve copied Sean’s notes at the end of this episode's show notes, which you can find at emilyrichett.com/episode-69.
     
    Mentioned in the episode: Connect with Sean McCool: https://seanmccool.com/ Sean’s podcast, Persuasion by the Pint: ​​https://persuasionbythepint.com/ C.S. Lewis Article: https://www.godreports.com/2020/05/c-s-lewis-on-facing-fears-of-the-a-bomb-and-pandemics/ My episode about reviving my email newsletter after years: https://emilyrichett.com/2021/10/05/episode-53-biz-pep-talk-send-the-dang-email/  
    Connect with me: Website Instagram Facebook  
    This episode was first published at emilyrichett.com/episode-69.

    • 36 min
    Magnify 90 & Pursuing Virtue As A Feminine Genius With Kaylene Brown

    Magnify 90 & Pursuing Virtue As A Feminine Genius With Kaylene Brown

    In this episode of The AMPLIFY Show, I interview Kaylene Brown, creator of Magnify 90, a 90-day spiritual journey for women.
     
    This episode comes just in time as we head into Lent. If you’re looking to grow deeper in faith and to journey into the desert of spirituality and asceticism, then you’ll love this episode and Magnify 90.
     
    We talk about humility, what it means to be a feminine genius, how to embrace our special, God-given gifts as women, and why making time for prayer can be so hard in today’s productivity-obsessed world. 
     
    ​​If today’s episode resonates with you, be sure to tag, comment, or message the show’s Instagram page and let us know what you think! You can also grab links to the resources we talk about below.
     
    Mentioned in the episode: Magnify 90 Book Episode 65: Take Back Your Time With Christy Wright   Connect with Kaylene: Website Book Instagram   Connect with me: Website Instagram Facebook  
    This episode was first published at emilyrichett.com/episode-68. 

    • 39 min
    Fasting For Spiritual Growth With Wendy Speake

    Fasting For Spiritual Growth With Wendy Speake

    We’re just a couple weeks away from Lent, and I have a few interviews coming up that will help prepare our minds and hearts for it, including today’s interview with Wendy Speake. 
     
    Wendy is the author of many books including The 40 Day Sugar Fast, The 40-Day Social Media Fast, and the book where I initially discovered her: Parenting Triggers, which she co-authored with Amber Lia. 
     
    You know I’m a big fan of purposeful hardship; I have plenty of blogs and interviews dedicated to just that topic. But it’s not just about the resilience. It's not just about ditching a sugar habit or quitting social media. 
     
    It’s about what you’re gaining– when you free your mind and time and soul of your subconscious habits and crutches, you open your heart to so much more. 
     
    That’s what Wendy’s books are about, and what we focus on in this interview. We chat about how to use fasting as a tool for spiritual growth, figuring out what you turn to in times of stress, and what comes after the fast. 
     
    I really enjoyed this conversation with Wendy, and I’m excited to share it with you today!
     
    If today's episode resonates with you, be sure to tag, comment, or message the show's Instagram page and let us know what you think!
     
    Mentioned in the episode: The 40 Day Sugar Fast The 40-Day Social Media Fast Parenting Triggers Connect with Wendy: Website Instagram Facebook Connect with me: Website Instagram Facebook This episode first appeared at emilyrichett.com/episode-67.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

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18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Terra Osman ,

Focused and Easy to Listen

One of my favorite podcasts! Emily does an excellent job balancing being conversational and entertaining while getting right down to business and packing in content. So many podcasts that I’ve listened to have extra small talk or tangents and it can be frustrating to listen to when I just want to hear their content.

Terri DeBoer ,

Informational and inspirational!

If you are looking for an inspirational and informational podcast, this is definitely the one you should try! Emily is a very conversational host with guests who are sharing wisdom and strategies for helping others become their “best selves”!

Trevor Oldham ,

Emily offers great insight!

If you're an entrepreneur who is looking to grow their business then I highly recommend listening to The Amplify Show!

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