17 episodes

You know that feeling when you see a break in the clouds? After the storm, a ray of sun shines through, and without even thinking about it, you relax and take in the moment of gratitude. This is My Silver Lining is what we like to call a “pozcast” that brings that feeling to your ears and your hearts. That’s right, a “pozcast”! Not just a good news story, but one that celebrates the gifts of connection and community that come through periods of challenge. Each week, This is My Silver Lining (a/k/a TIMSL) shines a light on ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Our guests share their stories of resilience, courage, optimism, and gratitude. Each episode proves that, no matter how tough the journey, there is always a silver lining.

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    • 5.0 • 68 Ratings

You know that feeling when you see a break in the clouds? After the storm, a ray of sun shines through, and without even thinking about it, you relax and take in the moment of gratitude. This is My Silver Lining is what we like to call a “pozcast” that brings that feeling to your ears and your hearts. That’s right, a “pozcast”! Not just a good news story, but one that celebrates the gifts of connection and community that come through periods of challenge. Each week, This is My Silver Lining (a/k/a TIMSL) shines a light on ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Our guests share their stories of resilience, courage, optimism, and gratitude. Each episode proves that, no matter how tough the journey, there is always a silver lining.

    Failure is Just Opportunity in Disguise: TV and Film Actor Matthew Del Negro, on Overcoming 10,000 No’s by Being Bold, Digging Deeper, and Celebrating Our Successes

    Failure is Just Opportunity in Disguise: TV and Film Actor Matthew Del Negro, on Overcoming 10,000 No’s by Being Bold, Digging Deeper, and Celebrating Our Successes

    Matthew Del Negro believes that we learn more about ourselves in our losses than in our victories.  He is a hugely successful actor– with major roles on the Sopranos, West Wing, Scandal, and currently starring on Showtime's City on a Hill with Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge.  Despite his long list of impressive acting credits, Matt has discovered more about his true self by overcoming the “10,000 No’s” that he has been dealt throughout his career.  
    While some actors might prefer to keep up the facade of a perfect life and career, Matt chose to get real by starting his podcast, 10,000 No’s. He interviews his guests –many of whom are also successful actors, including Lorraine Bracco and Kevin Bacon– about their own experiences with rejection and the fear of not being able to find the next great role.  Matt recognized that sharing these experiences and wisdom would help other young actors, and he quickly realized that the idea of turning a No into a Yes could be helpful to anyone–  not just actors.   
    Matt talks about the importance of being bold enough to take a risk and believe you will succeed.  And we talk about not caring what other people think of us when we decide to enter the arena.  
    Episode Links and Resources: 
    10,000 Nos Podcast, Book and Insider’s Community
    Order 10,000 NOs: How to Overcome Rejection on the Way to Your YES
    Matthew Del Negro IMDb Bio
    Showtime’s City on a Hill
    Full Text of “Citizenship in a Republic” (a/k/a “Man in the Arena”)  Speech by Theodore Roosevelt
    Matthew Del Negro Instagram
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    Music is considered “royalty-free” and discovered on Audio Blocks.
    Technical Podcast Support by: Jon Keur at Wayfare Recording Co.
    © 2022 Silver Linings Media LLC. All Rights Reserved.

    • 51 min
    A Street For Everyone: Carmen Osbahr on Bringing to Life Sesame Street’s Lovable Rosita

    A Street For Everyone: Carmen Osbahr on Bringing to Life Sesame Street’s Lovable Rosita

    There is a certain magic involved in bringing to life a new character on one of the most iconic children’s television shows.  Sesame Street puppeteer, Carmen Osbahr, joins us this week as we talk about how she found her dream career as a puppeteer, and her role in creating–and performing–the lovable Rosita.  
    Carmen knows what it’s like to be the new kid on the block and how this can be even harder and scarier when everyone around you is speaking a different language.  In her late teens, she discovered puppeteering through a Workshop facilitated by Sesame Street.  She was hooked and couldn’t imagine doing anything else for the rest of her life.  
    Carmen takes us behind the scenes and below the frame to help us understand the physical and emotional aspects of how the puppets on Sesame Street actually come to life.  She also shares her gratitude for an unexpected dream come true:  working with families through Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind the television show.  
    Episode Links and Resources:
    Sesame Street:  https://www.sesamestreet.org/
    Plaza Sesamo:  https://plazasesamo.com/?code=US
    Sesame Workshop:  https://www.sesameworkshop.org/
    Street Gang:  How We Got to Sesame Street, https://www.hbo.com/movies/street-gang-how-we-got-to-sesame-street
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    Music is considered “royalty-free” and discovered on Audio Blocks.
    Technical Podcast Support by: Jon Keur at Wayfare Recording Co.
    © 2022 Silver Linings Media LLC. All Rights Reserved.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    REPLAY - We Can All Be Heroes: Claudette Scheffold on Remembering Her Dad, FDNY Battalion Chief Fred Scheffold

    REPLAY - We Can All Be Heroes: Claudette Scheffold on Remembering Her Dad, FDNY Battalion Chief Fred Scheffold

    EPISODE 5 REPLAY:  As we mark the 21st anniversary of the terror attacks on September 11, 2001, we want to take this opportunity to honor the memory of one of its victims, FDNY Battalion Chief, Fred Scheffold.  If you haven't had a chance, or even if you already have, please listen to this episode where his daughter, Claudette, shares her experience of that day, her memories of her father, and how she keeps his legacy alive through her writing.      
    We will never forget.

    It’s hard to imagine finding a silver lining after suffering the loss of a loved one.  Claudette Scheffold tells us that it wasn’t something she was able to see until many years later, as she remembers the huge outpouring of love that she and her family received after they lost her father, Fred Scheffold, FDNY Battalion Chief, on September 11, 2001.  She remembers the kindness of loved ones and of complete strangers–many of whom are now close friends–who would have done anything to help her and her family during this tragic time in her life.  
    We talk about what makes a hero and about the importance of having an outlet.  Claudette’s commitment to writing and to running are both critical to her mental health. Claudette shares stories about her memories of her father; about why he was a great parent, and how he lived life to its fullest.   We are thrilled to share this conversation and honored that this podcast is yet another way that the memory of FDNY Battalion Chief Fred Scheffold will endure.  
    Episode Links and Resources:
    Claudette’s Medium Page:  https://claudettes.medium.com/
    Robin Hood Foundation:  https://www.robinhood.org/
    Can Running Improve Your Mental Health?  https://www.runnersworld.com/uk/health/mental-health/a39925963/benefits-of-running-mental-health/
    Support the podcast by subscribing and reviewing!
    Music is considered “royalty-free” and discovered on Audio Blocks.
    Technical Podcast Support by: Jon Keur at Wayfare Recording Co.
    © 2022 Silver Linings Media LLC. All Rights Reserved.

    • 57 min
    A Different Kind of Back-To-School: Lynne Sullivan on the Transformative Power of Education

    A Different Kind of Back-To-School: Lynne Sullivan on the Transformative Power of Education

    Lynne Sullivan knows the transformative power of education.  After being convicted of second degree murder, she spent the first few years of a life sentence in and out of solitary confinement.  
    A new life path opened for Lynne when she was encouraged by another inmate to go back to school.  This path eventually led her to earning a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Boston University.  A few years later–after she was released early on parole– she earned a master's degree from Boston University in criminal justice.  
    Lynne is now focused on giving back.  She is currently the Regional Manager for Massachusetts and Rhode Island at the Petey Greene Program, where she oversees academic support in several correctional facilities, community correctional centers, youth centers, and reentry programs.   
    Lynne tells us about the power of someone believing in her and caring about her success–something many of us take for granted. 
    Victor Hugo wrote, “He who opens a school door, closes a prison.”  Lynne Sullivan is living proof.  
    Episode Links and Resources:
    Lynne Sullivan:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/lynne-sullivan-ladc-ii-a4b076b5/
    Petey Greene Program:  https://www.peteygreene.org
    Partakers Program:  https://www.partakers.org/
    Boston University Prison Education Program:  https://sites.bu.edu/pep/
    Forget Them Not:  https://www.amazon.com/Forget-Them-Not-Holistic-Ministry/dp/1608993205
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    Music is considered “royalty-free” and discovered on Audio Blocks.
    Technical Podcast Support by: Jon Keur at Wayfare Recording Co.
    © 2022 Silver Linings Media LLC. All Rights Reserved.

    • 56 min
    Friendship Manager: Leora Kaye on How the Trauma of Middle School Bullying Led Her to Become a Community Building Rabbi

    Friendship Manager: Leora Kaye on How the Trauma of Middle School Bullying Led Her to Become a Community Building Rabbi

    It’s no overstatement to say that middle school bullying changed Rabbi Leora Kaye's life. 

    When she was halfway through 5th grade, her parents decided to move.  Her new home, in the Chicago suburb of Willamette, was only a short drive from her old home in Evanston, but the move meant changing schools at a really tough time in the school cycle.  A social kid with a thriving circle of friends from her synagogue’s youth group and Jewish summer camp, Leora had never experienced the kind of ridicule and shaming that soon rained down upon her.  The bullies were relentless.

    Leora’s decision to pursue rabbinical studies was 100% motivated by a desire to create safe spaces for others to come together and find community.

    Leora found refuge in the Jewish spaces where she was made to feel confident and grounded.  She says that her youth group and Jewish summer camp gave her a foundation beneath her feet. Today, Leora is the Director of Partnerships and Collaboration at Union for Reform Judaism in Brooklyn, NY. Her daughter once asked her what she does at work each day.  After explaining a bit more about how she spends her days bringing people together, Leora’s daughter responded, “Oh, so you’re a friendship manager!”  
    Episode Links and Resources:
    Rabbi Leora Kaye:  https://urj.org/author/rabbi-leora-kaye
    Queen Bees and Wannabes, Rosalind Wiseman
    Masterminds and Wingmen, Roasalind Wiseman
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    © 2022 Silver Linings Media LLC. All Rights Reserved.

    • 47 min
    When One Broadway Dream Ends, a Real Star is Born: Casey Erin Clark on Losing out on the Role of a Lifetime and Finding the Career of Her Dreams

    When One Broadway Dream Ends, a Real Star is Born: Casey Erin Clark on Losing out on the Role of a Lifetime and Finding the Career of Her Dreams

    Casey Erin Clark sang at the Tony Awards a few months ago:  a dream come true for a Midwestern girl who grew up singing in church and starring in school musicals.  But it may not have happened if she had landed the Broadway role that she thought was her ticket to the big-time.  After earning a degree in fine arts, Casey came to New York City to try to make it on Broadway.  After making her off-Broadway debut, she soon found success when she landed a role in the cast of the 25th anniversary national tour of Les Miserables.  A few months after the tour ended, Casey was in final callbacks for the show’s highly anticipated Broadway revival.  It was the role she was made for; she could feel it.  But she didn’t get the part. And that’s when Casey began to realize that she might just have another calling.   
    Episode Links and Resources:
    Vital Voice Training Website:  https://vitalvoicetraining.com/
    Voice (Is) Podcast:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/voice-is/id1484301232
    Casey Erin Clark’s LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/caseyerinclark/
    Broadway Inspirational Voices:  https://broadwayinspirationalvoices.org/
    Additional Reading:
    Body of Work:  Finding the Thread That Ties Your Story Together, Pamela Slim
    Burnout:  The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle, Emily Nagoski, Amelia Nagoski 
    Half the Sky:  Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, Nicholas Kristoff, Sheryl WuDunn  
     Support this podcast by subscribing and reviewing!
    Music is considered “royalty-free” and discovered on Audio Blocks.
    Technical Podcast Support by: Jon Keur at Wayfare Recording Co.
    © 2022 Silver Linings Media LLC. All Rights Reserved.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

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68 Ratings

KCK710 ,

Incredibly uplifting

It’s so inspiring to hear these stories of inner strength and resilience. This is what the world needs to hear!!!

Jfjdjdjsndjndmdnd ,

Thank You!!

Thank you Ingrid and Kathleen for producing a podcast that focuses on what is good in this world. Listening to your guests is a breath of fresh air and leaves me feeling optimistic about the amazing people among us. Keep it up!!

ericksoncr ,

Great job

Really enjoy this podcast series!

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