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Exhausted by negativity? Start a ripple of positivity. In each episode host Lisa Hylton, Chief Positivity Officer, shares three things that have brightened her day. Then her guest shares three things that have brightened theirs. Let’s increase positivity and make some waves!

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Exhausted by negativity? Start a ripple of positivity. In each episode host Lisa Hylton, Chief Positivity Officer, shares three things that have brightened her day. Then her guest shares three things that have brightened theirs. Let’s increase positivity and make some waves!

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English


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Worldwide Positivity Ripples

4/7/2022
A celebration and some news after a year of podcasting positivity! Thank you for making this journey possible. All episodes will remain on your favorite podcast platform, and you can also hear them on Capital Community Media's 98.3 KMWV Radio in Salem, Oregon on Sundays. Additional information from today's show: - Summertime and the Living Is Easy (Season 1, Episode 16) where you get podcasts. - Make Your Own Kind of Music (Season 1, Episode 15) where you get podcasts. - At Home and Hummingbirds (Season 1, Episode 1) where you get podcasts. - That's Lenny (Season 3, Episode 8) where you get podcasts. - Lisa's book, Positively This: Practice-based Evidence for More Happiness and Well-being in Life, is due out in 2023. Find on Amazon.com. - The Martin Luther King Jr. quote is from the Methodist Student Leadership Conference Address. Lincoln, Nebraska. 1964. - You can always reach Lisa Hylton, ACC, at PositivelyCoached.com.

Duration:00:04:33

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The Cherry Blossoms Arrive

3/31/2022
Spring is here, and the cherry blossoms are in full bloom! I talk about that and one fantastic chicken recipe that will make you want to marry the cook...at least that is implied. My guest is Gail Scoates, a retired nurse, a therapy dog evaluator, and a budding author. Gail loves outdoor walks and working on her book, which is nearing publication. Additional information from today's show: - See the cherry blossoms at Oregon State Capitol State Park on YouTube.com. - Learn more about the Alliance of Therapy Dogs at TherapyDogs.com. - Gail's book, Paws With Purpose, is due out in July 2022. Find on Amazon.com. - See the trailer for The Art of Racing in the Rain on YouTube.com. - The Wilson Rawls book is Where the Red Fern Grows. - Comments? Reach Lisa Hylton, ACC, at PositivelyCoached.com.

Duration:00:18:18

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That's Lenny

3/24/2022
Our family got a pug! More on that in this episode. I also talk about the joy of turning 50. Yes, I said, JOY! My guest is Mark Doughty. He is a senior learning business partner with KPMG in the United Kingdom. Mark talks about his quirky labrador and the laughter he shares with his family when they watch Laurel & Hardy. Additional information from today's show: - The egg scene from Laurel & Hardy's The Live Ghost is on YouTube.com. - You can also find Laurel & Hardy's Towed in a Hole on YouTube.com. - Check out How To Train a Dream Dog on YouTube.com. - The Kid President tells it like it is on YouTube.com. - Comments? Reach Lisa Hylton, ACC, at PositivelyCoached.com.

Duration:00:22:00

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Dolly and Lola

3/17/2022
This week, a little about Dolly Parton! I also share my thoughts on Steven Spielberg's film adaptation of West Side Story. Tonight! Tonight! The world is full of light! My guest is Tony Rosendahl, who works in Publishing and Distribution for the state of Oregon. We met while participating in a mindset training workshop. Tony oozes positivity and talks about Lola, his pug and the other things that bring sunlight into his day. Additional information from today's show: - The trailer for West Side Story is on YouTube.com. - The Delicious Misery of the 'Sad Banger' can be found at NYTimes.com. - The James Patterson and Dolly Parton book is Run, Rose, Run. - Walking on Sunshine by Katrina & The Waves is on YouTube.com. - Comments? Reach Lisa Hylton, ACC, at PositivelyCoached.com.

Duration:00:17:34

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It's Not Always Sunny in Salem

3/10/2022
I want to take a moment and acknowledge that things are not okay in the world right now. To ignore this and only talk about the good things in life is toxic. Also important to recognize is that happiness is between us, not just within us. My guest is award-winning high school French teacher Jon Magnus. He is an author and teacher in the Wenatchee School District in the state of Washington. Jon shares what brings joy to his day. Additional information from today's show: - Find Twisty the Great on Facebook.com. - Michelle Lennon's How To Train a Dream Dog is on YouTube.com. - Jon's book, S.H.I.N.E. Life Lessons Revealed, can be purchased at Amazon.com. - Comments? Reach Lisa Hylton, ACC, at PositivelyCoached.com.

Duration:00:18:16

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Brian and the Jets

3/3/2022
Today, it is about the joys of family, health, performing live music after a long hiatus, and reconnecting with old teachers. Also, puppies! My guest is a neighbor I grew up with in Fairbanks, Alaska who has made his living in ice hockey. Brian Renfrew travels the United States and Europe as a scout for the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League. He shares about connections and relationships formed in the game and how much it means to receive a note from former players or people he has mentored in the past. Additional information from today's show: - The Willamette Master Chorus live and virtual. The virtual is at YouTube.com. - A Silent Night and Pugs (Season 2, Episode 13) where you get podcasts. - Brian's team, the Winnipeg Jets, are at NHL.com/Jets. - Comments? Reach Lisa Hylton, ACC, at PositivelyCoached.com.

Duration:00:18:31

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At the Beach by the Sea

2/24/2022
This week I talk about a wonderful trip my husband and I take each winter to the Oregon Coast. Just the two of us. This time to a town we don't just pass through. My guest is longtime friend Amy Johnson, the vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Amy shares what life has been like in academia during the COVID-19 pandemic. The things that brighten Amy's day now have been a part of her life for a long time. Additional information from today's show: - Learn more about Depoe Bay, Oregon at VisitTheOregonCoast.com. - Check out the perfectly located ChannelHouse.com. - Get the view from "The Knoll" without making the climb at OregonCoast.org. - The Chocolate Frog in Lincoln City, Oregon can be found on Facebook.com. - Carla Rockmore or Carrie Bradshaw?! Carla rocks fashion on Instagram.com. - Amy works for UNC.edu. - Comments? Reach Lisa Hylton, ACC, at PositivelyCoached.com.

Duration:00:20:44

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Simple, Beautiful Things

2/17/2022
Today, we talk about simple, beautiful things that give us joy. I share thoughts about the music from a movie I recently watched and describe the antics of my daughter's beloved stuffed bunny, FooFoo. My guest is someone I have known half my life, Jenny Crutchlow. Jenny and I were roommates in graduate school and friends who pursued our musical dreams in New York City. Jenny speaks on the things in her life that give her happiness. Additional information from today's show: - The Godmother and the Godson (Season 1, Episode 9) where you get podcasts. - The trailer for Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is on YouTube.com. - Herb Alpert's This Guy's in Love With You on YouTube.com. - Listen to The Air That I Breathe by The Hollies on YouTube.com. - He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother by The Hollies is on YouTube.com. - FooFoo's adventures are documented by Clarke on Flickr.com. - The cookbook is Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Fast and Slow. - Check out Jenny's favorite Earl Grey tea at MariageFrères.com. De rien! - Comments? Reach Lisa Hylton, ACC, at PositivelyCoached.com.

Duration:00:21:09

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GOATs and Games

2/10/2022
In this episode I talk about the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) of women's soccer and one of the greatest players, female or male, to grace the pitch, Christine Sinclair. My guest is Dr. David Foster, a professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Western Oregon University. Playing video games with his daughter brings joy to his life! Additional information from today's show: - Sisters From Different Misters (Season 3, Episode 1) where you get podcasts. - Christine Sinclair's career summary at Timbers.com/ThornsFC/Players/Christine-Sinclair. - The trailer for King Richard can be found on YouTube.com. - David works for WOU.edu. - Comments? Reach Lisa Hylton, ACC, at PositivelyCoached.com.

Duration:00:20:26

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Sisters From Different Misters

2/3/2022
Welcome to Season 3 of Brighten Your Day, where I focus on the importance of social connections and the positive effect relationships can have on our well-being. My guest is Jessica Murfin. She is a partnerships specialist at Western Oregon University, as well as a psychology instructor. Turns out we both love positive psychology and leadership development! We've got a lot to say about positivity as we talk of things that add joy to our lives. Additional information from today's show: - Check out GetAirSports.com/Salem. - The trailer for Cobra Kai can be found on YouTube.com. - The new Marcus Buckingham book is Love + Work. - Ruth Ozeki's book is A Tale for the Time Being. - Jessica works for WOU.edu. - Comments? Reach Lisa Hylton, ACC, at PositivelyCoached.com.

Duration:00:21:25

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Season 3 Trailer

1/6/2022
I'm taking a break in January to recharge and plot Season 3. Brighten Your Day returns in February 2022. While you're waiting, catch up on any episodes you may have missed from last year. Talk to you soon! Please feel free to reach out to me: HyltonLisaB [at] gmail.com.

Duration:00:00:18

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The Happy Wrap

12/30/2021
It is my final show of the year and the last episode of Season 2. Yes, 2021 was another difficult year, but there was a lot of joy, too. This week I talk about love, snow, and how to make homemade shave ice from the roof. (Wait...what?!) My guest is man-about-town Murray McNeil. Murray is a contract assistant with the state of Oregon and shares what has added brightness to his day and year. Additional information from today's show: - A performance of Seasons of Love from Rent is on YouTube.com. - At Home and Hummingbirds (Season 1, Episode 1) where you get podcasts. - The trailer for C'mon C'mon is on YouTube.com. - Find the trailer for The Queen's Gambit on YouTube.com. - ABBA's Voyage is out! Purchasing and streaming options at ABBA.Lnk.To/Voyage. - Lisa Hylton, ACC, can be reached: HyltonLisaB [at] gmail.com.

Duration:00:19:09

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A Silent Night (and Pugs)

12/23/2021
Christmas is here! I recently took Aria and my mom to the Eugene Ballet's performance of The Nutcracker. I have some thoughts on that. Also, we made the decision to bring home a pug sometime in late 2022. Everyone is excited...even Clarke. Finally, rather than a give-and-take with a guest, I invited Aria and Clarke to join me for a rendition of Silent Night. Clarke accompanies me on ukulele, and Aria sings the first verse with me. This was my dad's favorite Christmas carol, and I know this would make him smile. May the holiday season bring you hope, love, joy, and peace. Additional information from today's show: - Don't miss the annual EugeneBallet.org/Nutcracker. - The Pas de Deux from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker can be heard on YouTube.com. - Check out the Silva Concert Hall in Eugene, Oregon at HultCenter.org. - Learn to speak another language at Duolingo.com. - Lisa Hylton, ACC, can be reached: HyltonLisaB [at] gmail.com.

Duration:00:10:15

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Fire Escapes and Mount Everest

12/16/2021
Today, a little on fire escapes and what they represent away from the obvious. Also, I share a bit about my dad on the anniversary of his passing. My guest is Vonda Van Rooyen, a director of implementation and planning services. Vonda talks about how much she loves the music app, Spotify, and we get details about a trip she and her husband took to Mount Everest base camp. Additional information from today's show: - The trailer for In the Heights is on YouTube.com. - Ocean Vuong's The Weight of Our Living: On Hope, Fire Escapes, and Visible Desperation can be found at TheRumpus.net. - Shoe Dog is at RoadRunnerSports.com. - Lisa Hylton, ACC, can be reached: HyltonLisaB [at] gmail.com.

Duration:00:19:37

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Treat Trifecta...and Squash

12/9/2021
Today, what I call the Christmas trifecta of treats and then a story about the new alarm clock my mother has that can wake the dead...or at least the hearing impaired. My guest is Donna Montoya, the assistant director of career development at Linfield University in McMinnville, Oregon. One of the things Donna is really grateful for...delicata squash! Additional information from today's show: - The Salem coffee shop that has eggnog lattes is FrenchPressRoasters.com. - The private university Donna works for is Linfield.edu. - Get a look at delicata squash at FarmersAlmanac.com! - Lisa Hylton, ACC, can be reached: HyltonLisaB [at] gmail.com.

Duration:00:18:36

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Holidays Are Here!

12/2/2021
This week, I talk turkey...and muffins and Christmas markets. My guest is Talon Wood, a senior IT analyst with the state of Oregon. He discusses making kālua pork from a whole pig in his backyard imu (underground oven)! Road trips and holiday drive-throughs also make it into the conversation. Additional information from today's show: - The SilvertonChristmasMarket.com underway at the OregonGardenResort.com. - More about the ASCENT Leadership Program at AscentOregon.org. - Lisa Hylton, ACC, can be reached: HyltonLisaB [at] gmail.com.

Duration:00:17:05

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Much Thanks

11/25/2021
In the United States, it is a day to fully embrace gratitude. Join me as I talk about a few things, fun and serious, that I am thankful for. Accompanying me is Blythe Stephens, dance educator and coach. Blythe lives in Cologne, Germany and shares what she does for Thanksgiving as an expatriate. Question for you, dear listener: what are you feeling grateful for today? Send me a note. My email is below. Additional information from today's show: - I See You (Season 1, Episode 17) where you get podcasts. - Find Blythe Stephens online at ABlytheCoach.com. - Connect with Blythe on Facebook.com/ABlytheCoach. - Blythe refers to MelyssaGriffin.com. - Lisa Hylton, ACC, can be reached: HyltonLisaB [at] gmail.com.

Duration:00:17:38

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Faith, Family, and Fastypants

11/18/2021
While studying psychological safety and trust, I came upon the movie, Sully, which demonstrates how these factors work in a life-and-death situation. I dive into that on today’s show. Also, on the lighter side, a little talk on recipes and vitamins. My guest is real estate broker Melissa Corsetti, who shares the three F words that are important to her: faith, friends, family. Additional information from today's show: - Amy Edmondson's book is The Fearless Organization. - The trailer for Sully is on YouTube.com. - Melissa's website is at TeamCorsetti.com. - Lisa Hylton, ACC, can be reached: HyltonLisaB [at] gmail.com.

Duration:00:16:38

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Life's Highway Has Many Off-ramps

11/11/2021
This week I delve into affinity spaces (sounds serious but is pretty cool) and send out an SOS for a clean oven. My guest is Erin Molyneaux, business owner, philanthropist, and active member in the Salem, Oregon community. Being a successful business owner is not just about the financial bottom line; it is about making a contribution to your community in meaningful ways. Additional information from today's show: - Amor Towles' book is The Lincoln Highway. - Decluttering and Drinks (Season 2, Episode 2) where you get podcasts. - Erin's business is at PhizSpa.com. - This year is the 25th anniversary of Salem Leadership Foundation. - Helping the homeless in Salem is Church-At-The-Park.org. - Check out the innovative Career Technical Education Center (CTEC). - Lisa Hylton, ACC, can be reached: HyltonLisaB [at] gmail.com.

Duration:00:17:08

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Foodies, Scribes, and...ABBA?

11/4/2021
Today I talk a lot about food, thanks to actor Stanley Tucci. Pull up a chair to the table! Also, the first cassette tape I ever owned, waaaay back in 1982, was by ABBA. To my delight, they are back on the scene...digging the dancing queen! My guest is Ron Eggert, a writer, poet, and doting grandfather who lives in Waldport, Oregon. Ron talks about what he is grateful for and shares some of his prose. Additional information from today's show: - Stanley Tucci's book is Taste: My Life Through Food. - Details for the series, Searching for Italy, are on YouTube.com. - ABBA returns! Find them at ABBAVoyage.com. - The video for ABBA's new single, Just a Notion, is on YouTube.com. - Ron refers to Passionate Kisses by Mary Chapin Carpenter. Video on YouTube.com. - Lisa Hylton, ACC, can be reached: HyltonLisaB [at] gmail.com.

Duration:00:18:38