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Jump Start Your Joy is a podcast by Paula Jenkins, a business coach and podcast producer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Inspired by the quote “Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day (Henri Nouwen),” this lively show looks at the inspiration, intention, and action that lead to joy in your life, the world, and other people's lives.
 
Joy of Podcasting will look at how you can tap into your own unique story and share it with the world in your own heart-centered way. Host Paula Jenkins will look at the creativity, strategy, relationships and what to do if you hit the wall with things like fear or burnout. It's a way to reconnect with the excitement and joy that you felt when you launched your show. And, it's a way to reconnect with the joy that you want to feel for your show on an ongoing basis.
 
Midlife Schmidlife is a podcast hosted by Liz Applegate, a transformative life coach, entrepreneur and multi-passionate empty-nester. Join Liz each week as she interviews people over the age of 40 who are redefining midlife and going after their dreams or discovering new passions. Midlife Schmidlife is meant to inspire you to turn your “maybe somedays” into today.
 
On Opening Act, some of Black Hollywood faves recount stories from their very first gig, big or small, and share how that single opportunity made them who they are today. Opening Act is a podcast hosted by Shadow And Act’s Deputy Editor, Trey Mangum and features behind-the-scenes stories of how these actors got introduced into film and television.
 
Hosted by wife, mother, educator, entrepreneur, and co-pastor of Agape Global Ministries, Ayana Robinson Dixon, the Circle 31 International Women's Ministry Podcast has heart-felt discussions and interviews with women of faith from all walks of life. The Circle 31 Podcast stems from the Circle 31 International Women's Ministry founded in 2017. The purpose of this non profit organization is to create a Christ-centered global network for women around the world. Circle 31 takes its name from Pr ...
 
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Arlene Mandell is an artist living in Linville, North Carolina. Her colorful portraits are displayed year-round at the Carlton Gallery in Banner Elk (www.carltongallery.com/arlenemandell). A native New Yorker, she loved teaching in Manhattan’s Head Start program. Switching gears, she joined a travel magazine in Miami, Florida, where she met Captain…
 
In this bonus episode, we hope to entice more listeners of “6-minute Stories” to write a story of their own and to submit it for the current Call for Personal Stories open through Dec. 15, 2021. The theme is “Curious Stuff—mementos, treasures, white elephants, and junk.” We all have objects in our possession for one reason or another that have a me…
 
Stanley Winborne, III lives near Berea, North Carolina, on the banks of the Tar River. During the past 15 years, he lived in Mexico with his wife, Alice. He returned to North Carolina following her death in 2020. His short stories have appeared in several anthologies, and his current writing project, a novel entitled Confessions of a False Evangeli…
 
It's episode 300!! I'm sharing my top 3 reflections of having a podcast (and a business) over the past 7 years. Hear stories about staying inspired, how to remain consistent, why just starting is the hardest, and all about the magic of trying new things. Thank you to YOU for tuning in, for sharing JSYJ with others, and for bringing joy into the wor…
 
Wendy A. Miller lives in Portland, Oregon. She is a member of Taste Life Twice Writers. Her story "Mom Conquers Volcano," appeared in Luck and Opportunity (2021) from the Personal Story Publishing Project and featured in their 6-Minute Stories Podcast. Other work has been in Adelaide Literary Magazine, Quail Bell Magazine, and Grown and Flown, wher…
 
Though she's most known for her roles in cult classic Black rom-coms and films such as 'Precious' and 'Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,' Paula Patton is making one of her biggest moves into television to-date with the BET+ original series 'Sacrifice.' She spoke to us about this new role, the would-be 'Law & Order: SVU' role that almost made he…
 
Karen Luke Jackson (Flat Rock, NC) draws upon oral history, contemplative practices and nature for inspiration. Her work has appeared in Nobody’s Home, moonShine review, and Emrys Journal; two poetry collections, The View Ever Changing and GRIT; and The Story Mandala: Finding Wholeness in a Divided World. A member of the North Carolina Writers’ Net…
 
Andrea Scher has thrilled and inspired others for nearly twenty years through her award-winning blog Superhero Journal, her international workshops, her Creative Superheroes podcast, and her joyful e-courses. In this episode, we discuss Andrea’s new book, Wonder Seeker: 52 Ways to Wake up Your Creativity and Find Your Joy Today, and how and she des…
 
What is gentle parenting , is it effective and how do I begin to implement it TODAY? In this episode of the Circle 31 Podcast, Gentle Parenting Coach Meaghan Jackson from Ontario, Canada, provides us with practical tools to begin (for some) and continue (for others) your gentle parenting journey. Meaghan Jackson is a gentle parenting coach and host…
 
– frozen with fear; not cool The foolishness of youth can be a dangerous game to play. Carlton Clayton lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he is a volunteer with the North Carolina Writer’s Network Prison Outreach Program and a member of the Charlotte Writer’s Club. He got his real start in writing at Charlotte Center for Literary Arts where …
 
As ‘Insecure’ wraps ups its fifth and final season at HBO, Jay Ellis chats with us about what initially intrigued him about the role of Lawrence, what it’s been like to see the show become a pop culture phenomenon, and ultimately what he hopes the show is remembered for. With him set to make a huge splash in film soon, including his role in ‘Top Gu…
 
– read the room, comrades Soldiers on both sides of any divide are more alike than different in what they want. Lubrina Burton is a veteran of the United States Army. After the service, she earned a degree in Psychology from Eastern Kentucky University. She now lives with her husband and pug dog in Lexington, Kentucky. Her short story, “Why Do Thin…
 
Amy started Mimi’s Little Loveys after disability and chronic illness forced her to stop teaching and working with young children. She followed her heart and her own curiosity to create a business that honors her values, and allows her to take care of herself. Amy joins the show to talk about how she's found intentional comfort, and built a life th…
 
JP McGillicuddy lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. A former magazine editor, he has authored numerous published articles spanning sports, health care and government. He also created and wrote “The Mecklenburgers,” an award-winning local television program. His poetry received third-place award from Charlotte Writers Club in 2019 and appeared in Mo…
 
Nikki Campo works as a writer and mother to three young children in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is a member of the Charlotte Writers’ Club and Charlotte Lit. Her essays and humor have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Good Housekeeping, Charlotte Parent Magazine, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and other publications. Her perso…
 
What is Intentional Comfort? Why is it important? I'm sharing 3 conversations that paved the way for comfort to be the season 7 theme. Tune in to hear from Jenn Oglesbee, Ilene Smith, and Julia Samuels and learn more about what intentional comfort. In this episode, I'm taking a look at some of the foundational conversations that paved the way for m…
 
James Early started The Bible Speaks to You Podcast to explore the here-and-nowness of the kingdom of heaven and how it impacts the way we live our daily lives. The purpose of the podcast is to get back to the original Christianity of Jesus, to rediscover our right and our ability to think, act, pray, and heal like Jesus. Resources Get your copy of…
 
David Scruggs is a leadership coach, community advocate, and storyteller. After a career as a Fortune 500 organizational consultant and keynote speaker, David now works exclusively with non-profits in his community of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He coaches executive directors, consultants on strategic planning, and serves as a fundraising auctio…
 
Carol Ford lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She has enjoyed writing as a hobby for much of her adult life. Married for over 40 years, she has two sons and two grandsons. They inspire many of her stories. She signed up for community classes in creative writing in her middle years. There she met like-minded folks and they eventually became a w…
 
Jill Amber Chafin lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where she is a member of the Durham Writers’ Critique Group. She wrote her first short story when she was five years old and has written thousands of pages since then. She is currently juggling several works-in-progress, including a young adult novel, a memoir, and an almost-completed contempo…
 
Pamela Seelig began her yoga journey more than 25 years ago when an illness (Bell's Palsy) interrupted her Wall Street career. As part of her recovery from that diagnosis, she she began meditating and it brought her some amazing results. Not only did it speed up her recovery, but the impact of meditating at during that time in her life led to a lif…
 
Ami Offenbacher-Ferris lives in Wilmington, North Carolina. She is a published poet through Cameron Art Museum’s Writers Respond to Art Program. She was awarded the Certificate of Completion in 2021 the 24-Hour Poetry Marathon. Ami also writes short stories, creative nonfiction, and fiction. She has written two stage plays and is currently working …
 
Theatre-bred Emmy nominee William Jackson Harper has one of the most diverse resumes as they come, with critically-acclaimed turns in 'The Good Place' and 'The Underground Railroad' ahead of him leading season 2 of HBO Max's rom-com anthology series, 'Love Life.' He talks to us about the upcoming season, how he selects his roles and what he hopes c…
 
When I researched my family’s history, I confirmed that all my grandparents were born during or soon after the Civil War. The documents I found supported stories I had heard from my parents. When I was a child, Mother and Daddy told me that when the young men who became their grandfathers volunteered in 1861 for the Confederate army, their families…
 
Comfort and Joy is the new theme for Season 7 and I'm thrilled to sharing all about "intentional comfort." After spending time in the messy middle, over the last 18 months our nervous system needs a pause and a reset and some intentional comfort. So that's what we're looking at in this episode. Here's what you'll find: 1. Intentional Comfort: It's …
 
As an author, Tonya is moved by the effect humor and narratives have on readers. She is enthusiastic about crafting stories with beguiling characters, adding dashes of humor, and engaging dialogue that leaves her fingerprint on each page. She is published in anthologies, e-magazines, local press, and literary magazines. She is a member of Poets and…
 
Paula Lorraine is the Creative Visionary behind Stellar Creative LLC, a Kingdom business created to provide print, web and publishing services to busy entrepreneurs, ministry professionals and nonprofits. She is also the Editor-and-Chief of Brilliant Awakening Magazine and the Author of multiple book projects. Paula is a Content Partner with YouVer…
 
Sponsorships are a hot topic for podcasters, and finding out HOW to get a sponsor is important. Let's talk about 5 ways to consider sponsorship and if it's right for you, and your podcast. Follow on Apple Podcasts Follow on iHeart So often, podcasters start with the question of "HOW do I get a sponsor for my podcast?" and I think it's important to …
 
Lisa Williams Kline has published a number of short stories and essays in various literary magazines, as well as a collection called Take Me (Main Street Rag). She has won the Press 53 Fiction Open Award and honorable mention in the Glimmer Train Winter Fiction Open. She’s also published eleven books for young readers. She lives in Davidson, North …
 
Janice Luckey, who lives in Davidson, North Carolina, is a member of the Write On! writing group sponsored by her local library as well as the online writing group Impromptu. Writing became a rhythm of her life when she scribbled a romance novel in a 3-ring binder in junior high school. This sparked a life-long love of all things writerly—writing, …
 
As 'On My Block' wraps its run on Netflix, Brett Gray chats with us about all the steps in his journey that led to the series and how he and his castmates broke ground for diverse representation in YA. He also looks ahead to what's next for him in this phase, including if he plans to bring his music and acting careers together.…
 
– at a loss for words A young American abroad not entirely attired for the occasion is nevertheless recognized—more or less. Mary Alice Dixon lives in Charlotte, NC, where she is hospice volunteer, retired professor, former attorney and happy member of Charlotte Writers Club and Charlotte Lit. Her recent work is in That Southern Thing, Belmont Stor…
 
Welcome to Season 4 of “6-minute Stories” with a new collection of engaging, entertaining, and thought-provoking stories from the fifth anthology of the Personal Story Publishing Project. “6-minute Stories” podcast host Randell Jones shares the introduction to “Trouble,” the fifth anthology from the Personal Story Publishing Project with a teasing …
 
**TRIGGER WARNING** This episode contains graphic discussions about abortion, murder and child abuse. Listener discretion is advised. On this episode of the Circle 31 Podcast, I talk to Author, Speaker and Podcaster, Lorelee Siemens. Lorelee is the host of the Church History Podcast, and author of the book The Church is Born. Lorelee was raised in …
 
And by "perfect" I mean something that isn't already taken, is a match for your business, and is easy for listeners to remember (and repeat). Plus, do you need to trademark? In this episode, I'm sharing my podcast trademark experience and thoughts. Follow on Apple Podcasts Follow on iHeart When you're looking, you'll want to consider: 1. Search App…
 
Mike Wells, a native of West Virginia, received his BA degree in history from the University of Virginia and his JD degree from Wake Forest Law School. He has practiced law in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, for 45 years. Over 15 years, he has written nearly 200 widely acclaimed essays collected as “On the Way to the Courthouse.” Several have appear…
 
Welcome to Jump Start Your Joy's Top 10 of Season One. As I round out the 6th Season of the podcast, I found myself wanting to take a look back at how the show started. Season One was magical, and memorable in so many ways. You can read the full episode notes on my website. Here's the sampling of who you'll hear in this episode: 1. Kathleen Davies,…
 
Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins is one of the breakout stars of 'Dear White People' and is set to conclude her arc as fan-favorite Joelle in this fourth and final season She spoke to us about the show, its legacy, how her early roles have impacted her career and what's to come next in her career as the show wraps its run.…
 
As a music professor and academic administrator, Joel Stegall authored more than 35 journal articles, book chapters, and other such long-forgotten documents. Since retiring to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, he has completed a family history dating from the early Colonial Era. Delighted to discover in his bloodline ingenuity, inventiveness, devotion…
 
– mentoring paid forward A good role model multiplies those efforts through the lives of those they inspire. JP McGillicuddy lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. A former magazine editor, he has authored numerous published articles spanning sports, health care and government. He also created and wrote “The Mecklenburgers,” an award-winning local tel…
 
There are many tried and true ways to grow your podcast listenership, and yet there is always that temptation to try the latest "quick method" that you learn about on Instagram. I'm sharing 9 ways that work, and a spammy DM I received. Here are the 9 things to consider (and there's so much more to listen to on the episode!) 1. Be consistent in your…
 
Natalie Vecchione is a FASD parent advocate, podcaster, author, and most importantly a wife and homeschool mom of two. Natalie and her husband, John, built their family through domestic adoption. Their son, who is 19, lives with a FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder). He has graduated from homeschool and an aspiring, carpentry apprentice. Their t…
 
Arlene Mandell is an artist in Linville, North Carolina. Her portraits are displayed year-round at the Carlton Gallery in Banner Elk. A native New Yorker, she lovingly taught in Manhattan’s Head Start program. Switching gears, she joined a travel magazine in Miami, Florida, where she met the adventurous Captain Dan. Their permanent relocation to th…
 
Marie Mitchell’s 30-years as a broadcast journalist, plus 15-years teaching communication classes at Eastern Kentucky University, have provided plenty of material for her newspaper columns, short stories, plays and Kentucky-based books for kids and adults. She thrives on writing collaboratively with her husband, Mason Smith, or her sister, Rebecca …
 
Stasia Savasuk is an amazing style coach, has an outstanding Tedx Talk, and is the founder of Stasia’s Style School. She’s joining me on the show, and I’m delighted to share this interview. We giggled our way through our discussion, and had a hilarious time talking about style, what lights us up, how to find what kinds of styles fit YOU, and, all a…
 
Mack Wilds is known for a plethora of roles, including his roles as a younger actor in projects such as 'The Wire' and '90210.' With a bevy of projects coming soon including Apple TV+'s 'Swagger,' 'Thoughts of a Colored Man' on Broadway and his own short film premiering at Urbanworld, he chats with us about his career moments both past and present.…
 
Janet K. Baxter lives in Kings Mountain, North Carolina and is a member of the Charlotte Writer’s Club. Her stories “Horse Whispering for the Average Woman,” “Southern Blues,” and “A Frank Lesson” have appeared in three collections of the Personal Story Publishing Project. Retired as Director of Special Education at the University of North Caroline…
 
In this podcast episode, I'm speaking to three other podcast hosts about what they've experienced in changing up their shows. I'm super honored to have each of them join me, and I deeply admire them as outstanding podcasters with remarkable shows. I'm speaking to Liz Applegate, Andrea Owen, and Elsie Escobar about what they've experienced in changi…
 
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