99 episodes

Don't settle for someone else's story about your life! Your 3rd Act of life is the time to be fully you. In our 3rd Act series. you'll learn to thrive post-midlife; In our StoryPros series, you'll learn how stories can transform your life in our StoryPros series. Sally Fox, Ph.D., veteran coach, consultant and writer interviews thought leaders who are shaping the narratives that are shaping the world. Find out more at www.vitalpresence.com.

Vital Presence - Shaping a new story Sally Fox, PhD

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 44 Ratings

Don't settle for someone else's story about your life! Your 3rd Act of life is the time to be fully you. In our 3rd Act series. you'll learn to thrive post-midlife; In our StoryPros series, you'll learn how stories can transform your life in our StoryPros series. Sally Fox, Ph.D., veteran coach, consultant and writer interviews thought leaders who are shaping the narratives that are shaping the world. Find out more at www.vitalpresence.com.

    Dana Lynne Anderson turns the tables

    Dana Lynne Anderson turns the tables

    Dana Lynne Andersen turned the tables in the interview to ask Sally about her creative life.

    • 9 min
    Dr. Joye Hardiman: Cultural acticist

    Dr. Joye Hardiman: Cultural acticist

    Dr. Joye Hardiman is a cultural activist who is showing us how to build a stronger tomorrow by learning from the artifacts and stories of the past. She is the producer (and star!) of Ancestral Art Works on YouTube. Joye has been an actress, a theatre director, scholar, writer,  university professor, community activist, world traveler, storyteller, and higher education architect. She was the Executive Director of The Tacoma campus of the Evergreen State College urban campus and a member of the faculty.

    • 45 min
    Dana Lynne Andersen: Awakening through Art

    Dana Lynne Andersen: Awakening through Art

    Multimedia and performance artist, and educator, Dana Lynne Anderson talk about her unique approach to unlocking our creative and consciousness through art.

    • 58 min
    Jean Storlie: The innovative storyteller

    Jean Storlie: The innovative storyteller

    PJean Storlie, author of Once Upon an Innovation talks about her new book and her own mid-life reinvention. 

    • 44 min
    Susan Massad and Mary Fridley: Bringing Joy to Dementia

    Susan Massad and Mary Fridley: Bringing Joy to Dementia

    Massad and Fridley, both Eastside Institute faculty, are changing the narrative around dementia with their "Joy of Dementia"  workshops. The workshops allow paritcipants impacted by dementia to play together, while challenging assumptions about how we work with people with dementia.

    • 39 min
    Shauna Ahern: Finding "enough" in ourselves and community

    Shauna Ahern: Finding "enough" in ourselves and community

    Conversation about how the author was able to let go of what was keeping her from finding enough and how she was able to find the joy of enoughness in community.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Storlietelling ,

Love the Story Pro Series

Sally is such a warm and engaging interviewer. She creates a space where it feels likes she’s sitting in her living room talking to a wise, close friend. These intimate conversations reveal many pearls of wisdom.

Brandy Donovan ,

A Much-Needed Reframing

I love this podcast. Sally is a master at reframing the conversation on aging, and it's so refreshing to hear someone tell the truth--aging isn't easy, nor is it possible to forever remain in youth, but by no means are we expired beings. Far from it.

There is so much unknown as we inevitably grow older, but the one thing I know for sure is that I'm taking this wise woman's narrative with me.

Thanks, Sally!

Nurse Keith ,

An excellent, thougtful podcast

Sally Fox is a powerful presence in the world, and her podcast is yet another venue where Sally demonstrates her consummate professionalism and limitless value. Vital Presence is obviously a labor of love, and Sally brings that love forward in the way she speaks, and in the way she interacts with her guests and audience. I love Vital Presence, and I encourage thoughtful, savvy, engaged people everywhere to make Sally Fox and Vital Presence an intrinsic part of their personal and spiritual growth.

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