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Two Simple Ways to Keep Your Marriage Healthy

12/17/2018
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Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with a little Chicken Soup for the Soul inspiration for you and today we’re talking about marriage—or any long-term relationships—and how to keep them fresh and loving and healthy. There are some simple little tweaks you can make to your perspective that will instantly work, and with all the little stressors that can arise during the holidays, I thought this would be a good topic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:07:48

When The Kindness of Strangers Saves Christmas

12/14/2018
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Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with a little Chicken Soup for the Soul inspiration for you and today we’re talking about how the holidays often bring out the very best in people, resulting in acts of kindness between strangers that truly make for a magical Christmas season. It’s a wonderful reminder, too, that if you’re feeling that itch—that desire to reach out and do something for someone—you should just go with it. Don’t be afraid to do it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:08:35

Finding Comfort in a Little Christmas Miracle

12/12/2018
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Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with a couple more Christmas stories for you from our new Christmas book about the wonder of Christmas. I’m giving you a tour of the book in the podcast this month, and over time you’ll hear about 20 stories from the book! Today I want to focus on Christmas miracles, because if you keep your eyes open during the holidays you’ll see little miracles happening all over the place. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:21

Great Advice for Maintaining and Strengthening Your Friendships

12/10/2018
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Hey, it’s Amy Newmark and today I’m going to continue my tour of our newest bestseller, Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Best Advice I Ever Heard. I’m sharing about 20 stories from the book with you, in 10 separate podcasts, because this is a new topic and this book is absolutely filled with great advice that I want you to hear. Today, we’re going to talk about some great advice for maintaining and strengthening your friendships. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:37

FRIEND FRIDAY – Embracing Those Curls, or Whatever Kind of Hair You Have

12/7/2018
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Hey, it’s Amy Newmark and it’s Friend Friday, the day when I introduce you to someone interesting in the Chicken Soup for the Soul family. Today we have a really fun guest—Courtney Conover, who has written something like a dozen Chicken Soup for the Soul stories. Today we’re going to focus on two of them, one that will inspire you to stop spending all that time and money straightening your hair, and another that will give you a great idea for Christmas gifts that will save time and money,...

Duration:00:21:36

Making A New Kind of Family At Christmastime

12/5/2018
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Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with some instant inspiration for you from Chicken Soup for the Soul. Today we’re going to talk about family and Christmas, and how wonderful it is when we’re flexible and open-minded and we create new family connections during the holidays. We have a number of stories in which this happens in our new bestseller Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Wonder of Christmas. I’m going to share a couple of my favorites with you today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:05:41

Character Is What You Do When Nobody’s Looking

12/3/2018
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Hey, it’s Amy Newmark and I’m back with two more inspiring stories from Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Best Advice I Ever Heard. Today we’re talking about good habits—ones you can develop that will actually make you an even nicer, better person than you already are. These are habits that will come naturally to you, so you won’t even have that little struggle when you’re deciding whether to do that “right thing” or not—it will just happen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:07:39

FRIEND FRIDAY – Treat Your Career Like an Airport. Author David-Matthew Barnes Explains

11/30/2018
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Hey, it’s Amy Newmark and it’s Friend Friday on the Chicken Soup for the Soul podcast. Today I’m going to introduce you to David-Matthew Barnes, who’s going to explain how you can become more successful by treating your career like it’s an airport. You’ll understand why, when he explains how it works. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:11

Sometimes You Have to Compromise In Order To Have The Perfect Tree

11/28/2018
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Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with some Chicken Soup for the Soul inspiration for you as we enter the holiday season. Today we’re talking about compromise, just in time for that annual event: the negotiation over the Christmas tree. I’m going to share two stories today--about abandoning perfectionism, being flexible, and creating new traditions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:16

Walk Out Onto That Playground Like You Own It

11/26/2018
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Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with a little Chicken Soup for the Soul inspiration for you and today we’re talking about achievement: how to get into the right mindset to achieve your goals without changing anything except your attitude—and then what to do if that achievement causes people to treat you differently, sometimes not in a good way. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:07:17

FRIEND FRIDAY – Reinventing Yourself in a Big Way – An Accountant Becomes a Doctor

11/23/2018
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Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with an exciting new topic for today’s podcast. It’s Friend Friday, and today I’m pleased to introduce you to Dr. Randi Nelson, who has an MBA and a medical degree. We’re going to talk about how that happened and the story she wrote about it for our newest book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Step Outside Your Comfort Zone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:37

Miraculous Family Reunions at Christmastime

11/21/2018
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Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with some new favorites for you from our new book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: A Book of Christmas Miracles. This is our book that is supporting the Marines’ Toys for Tots program, which makes Christmas miracles for millions of children. Today I’m going to share a couple of stories from the book about miraculous family reunions at Christmastime, because that’s what really matters during the holidays—getting together with family at Thanksgiving or Christmas, or if you’re...

Duration:00:12:50

When You’re the One Receiving That Free Turkey or Those Gifts Left on Your Doorstep

11/19/2018
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Hey, it’s Amy Newmark and it’s time for some Instant Inspiration from Chicken Soup for the Soul. With the holidays approaching, I’m eager to share a bunch of great Thanksgiving and Christmas stories with you, and many of them are about giving… and receiving. Because one of the themes that I come across as an editor is what it’s like to be on the receiving end of that free turkey, or gifts of groceries left anonymously on a doorstep. Many of our writers tell us that during the ups and downs...

Duration:00:09:28

FRIEND FRIDAY – Do You Know What a Bookazine Is? We Discuss This Popular Hybrid of a Magazine and a Book

11/16/2018
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Hey, it’s Amy Newmark and it’s Friend Friday. I’m back today with Tony Romando, who heads up a company called Topix Media Lab that is very big in the world of bookazines. If you don’t know what a bookazine is, it’s that hybrid of a book and a magazine that you usually see near the magazine rack at a newsstand or a bookstore. It’s an interesting product, meant to come out in a very timely manner, like a magazine, but to be kept forever, like a book. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:17:26

When It Comes to Thanksgiving, It Takes All Kinds

11/14/2018
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Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with some instant inspiration for you for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Because everyone does Thanksgiving differently. And sometimes we’re forced to compromise too, if we’re like many modern families, and we’re sharing the holidays with exes and in-laws or our kids live far away. So today I’m going to share two stories about two families that do Thanksgiving differently, and wonderfully. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:00

Eat Dessert First and Burn That Special Candle

11/12/2018
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Hey, it’s Amy Newmark and today I’m going to share two more stories with you from our new book Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Best Advice I Ever Heard. I’m planning to share about 20 stories from the book with you, in 10 separate podcasts, because this is a new topic and this book is absolutely filled with great advice that I want you to hear. Today, we’re going to talk about a couple of great ways to change your perspective and live life fully. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:09:00

FRIEND FRIDAY – What Do Women Really Want? Judy Goss Discusses the Recent What Women Want Conference

11/9/2018
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Hey, it’s Amy Newmark and it’s Friend Friday. Judy Goss is joining us today. She just put on a three-day extravaganza in Atlanta, the What Women Want conference. I was privileged to deliver the opening keynote at that conference and then another little presentation on the last day before I headed to the airport. We’re going to discuss what we learned at that conference especially in the context of this week’s elections, when so many women across the country won Congressional seats at the...

Duration:00:14:43

When You Take a Risk on That Weird Neighbor and It Pays Off Big-Time

11/7/2018
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Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with some instant inspiration for you from Chicken Soup for the Soul. Today we’re going to talk about what happens when you take a risk on someone—like a weird neighbor—and it pays off in a big way. How many times have you been a little reluctant to engage with a person who’s a little different, or who you’ve heard something bad about, and then you’ve done it anyway and you’ve been really glad that you did? That person ends up being an important part of your...

Duration:00:06:29

The Best Advice You Ever Heard on Overcoming Fear and Reclaiming Your Life

11/5/2018
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Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with some new inspiration for you from our latest book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Best Advice I Ever Heard. We made this book because we kept getting stories about how someone’s life was changed by a few wise words, from a friend or a family member, or even a stranger. We decided to ask the public to share that advice and the epiphanies they had. We asked everyone to send in the best advice they ever heard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:08:20

FRIEND FRIDAY – When the Unexplainable Happens - Amazing Coincidences and Synchronicities

11/2/2018
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Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with an exciting new topic for today’s podcast. It’s Friend Friday, and today I’m pleased to bring back my good friend Kelly Sullivan Walden, one of the world’s leading experts on dreams and premonitions, and just plain weird stuff that happens. We put 101 stories about all these things – dreams, premonitions, and weirdly fabulous coincidences in our newest book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and the Unexplainable. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:29:33