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Arts & Culture Podcasts
NOW IS THE TIME TO UNITE AS WOMEN. EACH OF US ARE UNIQUE. EACH OF US WALKING IN A DIFFERENT SEASON
Arts & Culture Podcasts
NOW IS THE TIME TO UNITE AS WOMEN. EACH OF US ARE UNIQUE. EACH OF US WALKING IN A DIFFERENT SEASON
Putting One Foot in Front of the Other
Perhaps you’ve been there yourself. When life took a turn that you didn’t see coming. One that left you heartbroken and bereft. Sometimes it’s everything you can do to just put one foot in front of the other. But sometimes that’s really the only thing you CAN do. Today’s guest is Jennie Taylor and she knows what it’s like when life takes twists and turns that you can’t foresee. She was widowed five years ago with seven young children, and yet, despite that pain, she can see that each of life’s plot twists have brought periods of growth. Tune in as she talks with Karen about resilience and rolling with the punches, as well as her mission to help other people find peace and acceptance for the struggles they face in life. As always, you can find our host, Karen Wright, online at https://shinenowornever.com. You can find Jennie online at: www.majorbrenttaylor.com.
The Healing Power of Sharing Your Own Story
Have you ever felt alone in your adversity? Like maybe no one else could possibly understand? What if we told you that you’re really not alone? That you are “seen” and understood? Today’s guest is Brooke Walters and she’s going to talk with Karen about her own process of using writing to work through tragedy and build a new life for herself. A life that ripples out and impacts others. In fact, as she has vulnerably shared from her own life, other women find common ground and are able to face their own adversity. Join us for this touching conversation about what it means to thrive even when the circumstances of life make you want to crumble. As always, you can find our host, Karen Wright, online at https://shinenowornever.com. You can find Brooke online at: https://www.instagram.com/brookewalters82/?hl=en. If you’d like a copy of her new book, Coming Home: A Memoir, you can find it on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/Coming-Home-Memoir-Brooke-Walters/dp/B0979WFNCT.
Tracing Your Journey
Sometimes our passions, a community need, and our problem solving skills collide to make a huge impact - not just on the people around us but in our own lives as well! Today’s guest can see that first hand as she looks back and traces her journey. Sara Mejeur was a development director long before she knew it was a profession. As a competitive cheer coach with no budget and 60+ low-income athletes, she became very effective, strategic, and sustainable in her fundraising and resource development skills. Fast forward 20 years, and now she does the same thing for a living and on a much larger scale. Her job as the Development Director for YCC Family Crisis Center was rooted in her early days. What past experiences or obstacles were part of your journey that you pull on today? What have you learned along the way that is benefiting others? Who have been mentors / good examples for you in your life? These are a few of the questions Karen and Sara will chat about in today’s powerful podcast. As always, you can find our host, Karen Wright, online at https://shinenowornever.com. You can find Sara online at: www.yccogden.org.
Make a Difference by Developing Others
Changing the world often begins right at home where your passions meet your local community. Today’s guest is Brynn Murdock, Executive Director of the Ogden School Foundation. She truly believes that a rising tide lifts all boats; so she’s working hard to raise the tide in her community by developing local leaders and providing opportunities for people to flourish. Where do your passions and gifts meet your community’s need? Maybe it’s through individually helping someone professionally by sharing best practices; maybe it’s by lending time to help with a project; maybe it’s by participating in community service opportunities; maybe it’s through a formal role like Brynn’s. Karen believes that we are all blessed as we SHINE within our community and world right now with what we have. As always, you can find our host, Karen Wright, online at https://shinenowornever.com. You can find Brynn on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brynn-mortensen-murdock-mba-733437b5/.
Serve Up Success by Following Your Passions
Maybe you’ve heard the phrase ‘from farm to table’? Today’s guest is Christin Vetter and she is putting a new spin on that phrase! A literal fam girl from Kansas, Christin is now at home in Utah. She joins Karen to talk about how her hard working farm background and her love for serving has shaped her in her new endeavor as a coffee shop manager in Utah. What defines her success: creating a good restaurant environment, which is rarer and harder than you might think! As always, you can find our host, Karen Wright, online at https://shinenowornever.com. You can find Christin online at https://www.mycoffeelinks.com.
Creating Your Success Story
How do you define success? When do you know you’ve hit your stride? Is it possible to experience success, serve others, AND fill your own bucket at the same time? Today’s guest is philanthropist and foundation director, Emily Oyler. She says she fell into her career but that It has been the best experience of her life so far! Her success has not always come easily - and involved overcoming her own hurdles. BUt, she has discovered that helping others is what makes her tick - volunteering, serving others, spreading kindness, loving her kids and being accepting of ALL is what fills her up.What about you? What is your success? As always, you can find our host, Karen Wright, online at https://shinenowornever.com. You can find Emily online at on the Weber School Foundation website: http://foundation.wsd.net/index.php/en/aboutus/board-members
Find Yourself Again and Push Outside Your Comfort Zone
New seasons of life give us new opportunities to embrace ourselves and experience transformation at new depths. Today’s guest is Utah Realtor Shanna Edwards and she’s going to share her story of how she found herself all over again and pushed outside her normal comfort zones to grow and challenge herself. Today’s conversation covers it all - boundaries, toxic relationships, growth, and midlife course corrections. Success comes in many forms and Shanna will share the secrets of hers. As always, you can find our host, Karen Wright, online at https://shinenowornever.com. You can find Shanna online at www.shannaedwards.remax.com.
Fuel Your Passions by Investing in Others
What drives you? What feeds your passions and gives you a sense of purpose each day? Do you have something that extends beyond your four walls? Today’s guest has found that inner sense of peace by giving back to the community. Jamie Johnston works with Building Utah Youth, a nonprofit organization established in 2007 by companies in Northern Utah to provide powerful leadership training to the youth of our communities. Her vision and passion to give back inspires us and reminds us that true success comes from the heart as we build into other people. Dream bigger and play harder! As always, you can find our host, Karen Wright, online at https://shinenowornever.com. You can find Jamie online at www.builidngutahyouth.org.
Using Your Passions to Help Others Succeed
Collaboration, hard work, pulling from your strengths, identifying and using your passions. These are the things we offer to others in OUR journey that in turn helps THEM to succeed. Realtor and businesswoman Stephanie Taylor talks with Karen about taking action and sharing your successes so that others can thrive too. Stephanie pours her passions into helping her clients in a changing market. Those are skills that translate into all of life. Tune in to hear what she has to offer you in your own life! As always, you can find our host, Karen Wright, online at https://shinenowornever.com. You can find Stephanie at www.YourDreamHomeBroker.com.
Elevate Your Life and Navigate Change
Are you in the midst of a life transitions? What do you do when you need to shift? Join us for this month's episode where Karen talks with communications pro Shelby Nelson about elevating your life and navigating change. You'll hear Shelby's passion for story and for helping others succeed - even building something out of nothing when necessary. As always, you can find our host, Karen Wright, online at https://shinenowornever.com. You can find Shelby on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/shelbynelson7/.
Ignite Your Passions
What lights you up? What are you passionate about? We’re convinced that you have a spark! Let’s give it room to glow and fan into a blaze that will light up the world! In this episode, Karen will talk with award-winning writer-producer and actress Laurel Harris about how she has ignited her own passions - both in her career and in her personal life. You’ll be inspired to cultivate yours! As always, you can find our host, Karen Wright, online at https://shinenowornever.com. Laurel is online at www.laurelharris.com or www.laurelleafproductions.com.
Do You Want to Live Wholeheartedly?
Are you living wholeheartedly? What does it look like to live that way? Can you design your own life that way? Today’s guest is Darci Wiliams, an executive and life coach who has a passion for helping people answer these very questions. Karen will talk with her about the power of questions and tips for transforming your life. Tune in for this powerful interview and take a step forward in learning to celebrate yourself! As always, you can find our host, Karen Wright, online at https://shinenowornever.com. Darci’s online home is at www.wayfindingwithdarciwilliams.com.
Motivated by Creativity, Inspiration and Transformation
In this time of unprecedented change and uncertainty, how do we navigate in a way that is life-affirming both personally and collectively? Today’s guest is Francoise Netter and she has some answers for us to consider. In her years of experience in the fields of Yoga, Dance Therapy, Creativity, Resiliency and Stress, Francoise has been able to offer individuals of all walks of life an opportunity to integrate their creativity physically, mentally and spiritually and apply it practically both professionally and personally. Her passion is to motivate others and use education as a resource for creativity, inspiration and transformation. Could she motivate you during this unprecedented time? Tune in to her conversation with Karen today! As always, you can find our host, Karen Wright, online at https://shinenowornever.com. Our guests are online too. Francoise is online at www.bodyminddynamics.org.
Lessons Learned and Griefs Observed in Life’s Journey
Life comes at us from all different angles. Sometimes it’s full of joy. Other times it’s full of sorrow. Our journeys are different and full of opportunities for growth. We’re never static - even when we feel stuck. On today’s show, Karen will talk with two guests in very different seasons of life - both learning from their experiences and offering it to impact the world around them. Join us as Karen talks with Ella Wright and Maria Brown Hurd about the journey. As always, you can find our host, Karen Wright, online at https://shinenowornever.com. Our guests are online too. Maria is online at marykay.com/mhurd9. Ella’s online home is Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/starttheconvo.podcast/
Show Up for Yourself and Others
In this world that is in constant state of change and flux, it can be hard to show up consistently - in caring for ourselves and the people around us. On today’s show, Karen will welcome back to the show Lance Schiffman to talk more about being present with yourself so that you can show up in every way. Lance lives by an ethic that embodies harmony. Join us as he shares from his own rhythms of self-love and being present. As always, you can find our host, Karen Wright, online at https://shinenowornever.com. Our guests are online too. Lance is online at www.genshai.com.
Know Your Worth and Your Purpose
What steps are you taking to discover your worth, value and purpose? Do you feel confident about your journey? On today’s show, Karen will talk with a dynamic woman who has found her worth and purpose through a winding journey. Listen in as MaryJean Winn shares her lessons learned along the way - her stories will inspire you on your own path. As always, you can find our host, Karen Wright, online at https://shinenowornever.com. Our guests are online too. MaryJean’s online home is www.buildingconnextions.org.
Your Journey Toward Wholeness
So many of us long for integration and wholeness. We want a life that integrates the natural and spiritual and relational worlds. One where we thrive creatively, physically, relationally, mentally and spiritually. Today’s guests, Shelby Kottemann and Francoise Netter, feel that longing and want to help you apply it practically both professionally and personally. They’ll talk with Karen about their own passions and ways they’re bringing their messages of integration forward in the world. As always, you can find our host, Karen Wright, online at https://shinenowornever.com. Our guests are online too. Shelby is online at www.shelbykottemann.com. Francoise’s online home is www.bodyminddynamics.org.
Amplify Your Voice and Expand Your Possibilities
What is your message? How do you share it? Do you speak up and let your passions be known? Today's guest, Caterina Rando, is on a mission to help you amplify your voice and impact the world around you. You do have a voice! You have a story and passions that the world needs to hear! Caterina has devoted her life to helping women amplify their voice and expand their influence. Join us and Karen talks with her about how open yourself up to new possibilities as you speak up! As always, you can find our host, Karen Wright, online at https://shinenowornever.com. Our guests are always online too. Caterina's online home is https://caterinarando.com/.
Spring into Action with Boldness
It’s one thing to set goals. It’s another to spring into action and boldly go after what you want in life and work! Today’s guest, Tracie Root, knows this first hand as she has devoted her life to helping other women set and get their goals. She and Karen will talk about the importance of community and encouragement as you pursue your goals. Tune in for some helpful insights and tips! As always, you can find our host, Karen Wright, online at https://shinenowornever.com. Our guests are online too. Tracie’s online home is https://www.tracieroot.com.
Healing as You Remove What Doesn’t Serve You
Are there things in the landscape of your life that no longer serve you? Are you holding on to past hurt that bogs your story down? Could you write a new chapter of resilience and intention? In today’s episode, Karen will talk with Story Producer and Movement Coach Jennifer Aks-Neuman and Intuitive and Healer Beverly Brunelle to get beneath the surface of your story. They’ll talk about removing stress and moving into healing and empowerment. As always, you can find our host, Karen Wright, online at https://shinenowornever.com. Our guests are online too. Jennifer is online at www.herStories.org. Beverly’s online home is www.beverlybrunelle.com.