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How to Use Exposure Therapy to Conquer Your Fears

9/24/2018
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Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with some inspiration to help you conquer your fears—by exposing yourself to what you’re afraid of. Exposure therapy is a very effective form of behavioral therapy, and it’s one that you can do yourself, without even going to a therapist. Many of our writers seem to intuitively know how to do this for themselves, and today I’m going to share a couple of stories with you that show you how to do this yourself, no matter what it is that’s holding you back from fully...

Duration:00:12:00

Dr. Mike Dow and Amy Discuss Their New Book That Teaches You How to Be Your Own Therapist

9/21/2018
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Today I’m excited to be talking with Dr. Mike Dow, who I like to call America’s go-to therapist. Mike and I have made a completely new kind of Chicken Soup for the Soul book together, one that combines Chicken Soup for the Soul stories with Mike’s easy-to-implement tips that show you how you can solve many of your problems yourself, without using a therapist. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:18:15

Listen to Your Dreams and Change Your Life

9/19/2018
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We’ve been talking in recent weeks about how you can use the power of saying yes to change your life. There’s another great way you can make positive change, and that is to actually pay attention to your dreams—the ones you have while you’re asleep. Why? Because that’s when your subconscious, which actually knows A LOT about you, has your full attention, because you’re not distracted by all the things that are around you while you’re awake. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:11:45

Making a Conscious Decision to Shake Things Up – The Power of Yes to Change Your Life

9/17/2018
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Today I’m going to talk about a little word that has a big impact—to change your life for the better. I’m really passionate about this topic—the positive effect of saying YES to new things and the potential to change your life. Yes is a word that I’ve made a policy of saying, and It has re-energized my life and made me much happier. So today I’m going to share two stories from our latest book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Yes, to inspire YOU to make a policy of saying yes to new...

Duration:00:08:18

FRIEND FRIDAY – Paten Hughes Is an Heirloom Tomato Farmer and Actress Who Combines the Two in a Clever New Web Series

9/14/2018
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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 Paten Hughes, a talented actress and producer who has a wonderful new webseries that I really enjoyed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:15:23

Face Your Fears – And Reclaim Your Life

9/12/2018
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Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with some instant inspiration from Chicken Soup for the Soul. Today I’m going to share a couple of stories with you from our latest book—Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Yes!—about a very common problem: fears and phobias that are holding you back from fully participating in life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:06:42

Don't Be Afraid to Reinvent Yourself by Using the Power of Yes

9/10/2018
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Hey, it’s Amy Newmark and today we’re going to talk about reinventing yourself – by saying yes to change and saying no to fear of that change. This is a theme we see a lot in the stories we get – people reinventing themselves – and it was a big part of our latest book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Yes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:05:24

FRIEND FRIDAY - How to Stop Negative Self-Talk - Change Your Language and Change Your Life

9/7/2018
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Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with your daily dose of Chicken Soup for the Soul inspiration. It’s Friend Friday, and today I want to introduce you to Mary Shores, who has a new book out called Conscious Communications. Recognized as a leader of innovative thought, Mary has spent over a decade teaching businesses and individuals how to inspire others, create new ways of thinking, identify and achieve their goals, and take action to create truly meaningful results. Learn more about your ad choices....

Duration:00:14:54

We Celebrate Dynamic New American Citizens and Their Contributions

9/5/2018
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Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with some new favorites for you from our latest book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Kind (of) America. One of the topics we’ve always been passionate about at Chicken Soup for the Soul is immigration and the energy and can-do attitude that immigrants bring to America when they join us here. So I want to share a couple of stories with you today about our new citizens. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:39

Remembering Our Unity After 911 – A Reminder of the True Spirit of America

9/3/2018
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Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with some instant inspiration from Chicken Soup for the Soul. It’s the nearing the anniversary of 9/11 and we need to stop and think today. One of the things that I’m noticing is the difference in our unity now versus then. Do you remember what it was like right after 9/11? How we were so united, nationwide? We were one, noticing what was the same about us, not what was different. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:46

FRIEND FRIDAY - A 9/11 Widow Now Gives Tours of the World Trade Center Site and Finds New Blessings in Her Life

8/31/2018
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Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with your Chicken Soup for the Soul inspiration. It’s Friend Friday, and today I’m pleased to introduce you to Ann Clark Van Hine. Ann lost her husband in the World Trade Center on 9/11 and with the anniversary of the attacks coming up in a few weeks, I wanted to honor the thousands of dead and tens of thousands of surviving family members by talking to Ann today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:15:49

Religious Tolerance – A Cornerstone of American Spirit Lives On

8/29/2018
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Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with some new favorites for you from our latest book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Kind (of) America. I am very excited about today’s podcast because I have two great stories for you about religious tolerance in America, which is one of the things that has historically been a cornerstone of our great nation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:47

Labor Day Is a Great Time to Make a “New Year's Resolution” to Use Gratitude to Improve Your Relationships

8/27/2018
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Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with some instant inspiration from Chicken Soup for the Soul. It’s almost Labor Day, and it really feels like the start of a new year, right? Even if you don’t have kids in school, and your life doesn’t revolve around the school year, there’s something about Labor Day that makes it feel like a time when we can start fresh. I know that I’m filled with ideas for how I want to do things better now and I don’t want to wait until January 1st. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:09:11

FRIEND FRIDAY – Randy Collins Is in His Forties But Plays Lacrosse for USC – His Story

8/24/2018
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Hey, it’s Amy Newmark and it’s Friend Friday. Today I’m excited to introduce you to Randy Collins, who is pretty well known in the LA area for being on the USC lacrosse team… and being twice as old as his teammates. That’s a Division ONE team, by the way. Randy wrote about his journey from being an overweight Marine to being a USC lacrosse player and PhD candidate in his story in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Yes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:49

Saying Yes to New Connections – Great Ideas for Making New Friends

8/22/2018
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Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with a little Chicken Soup for the Soul inspiration for you—and this could change your social life. When we asked people to send us stories about how they used the power of yes to change their lives, we never imagined how many stories we would get about how people forced themselves to step outside their comfort zones and made a whole bunch of new friends as a result. It’s advice that a lot of us can use. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:18

Embracing Change and Getting Out of Your Rut – Two Inspirational Tales

8/20/2018
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Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with a couple of new Chicken Soup for the Soul stories that will help you learn how to embrace change and avoid getting stuck in a rut. Because life is about using the power of yes to keep growing and changing and doing new things. There are some very simple ways that you can start the process of re-energizing your life. You don’t have to travel the world or jump out of an airplane or change careers. You can do something as simple as learning how to use a new app on...

Duration:00:08:41

FRIEND FRIDAY – From Merchant Marine to Film Producer to Actor – How John Davis Walker Has Reinvented Himself

8/17/2018
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Hey, it’s Amy Newmark and it’s Friend Friday. Today we’re going to talk about reinventing yourself, which is a big theme in our new book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Yes. I’m excited to introduce you to John Davis Walker, who had reinvented himself more than once. You’ve actually seen him many times in films and TV shows. Today we’re going to talk about his journey from the merchant marines to ship captain to Hollywood producer to successful actor, which he wrote about in our...

Duration:00:17:44

When Your Spouse Says Just Try It… and You End Up Liking It

8/15/2018
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Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with some instant inspiration for you from Chicken Soup for the Soul. Today we’re talking about trying the things that your spouse likes, those things you’re sure you’ll hate. It worked for two couples we know. And it added a wonderful new dimension to their marriages. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:07:28

Make a Policy of Saying Yes to New Things… and Re-energize Your Life

8/13/2018
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Hey, it’s Amy Newmark. Today I’m going to talk about the transformational power of saying yes to new things, and things you’re afraid of, and things that you’re sure you’ll hate—because stepping outside your comfort zone truly is a great way to re-energize your life and make your world broader again. The word Yes is a small word but it has a big impact, and we have 101 stories about how life changing it is in our new book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Yes. I’m going to share some...

Duration:00:08:35

FRIEND FRIDAY – Weeding the Negative People from the Garden of Your Life and Other Great Advice from Georgia Shaffer

8/10/2018
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Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with your daily dose of Chicken Soup for the Soul inspiration. It’s Friend Friday, and today I’m pleased to introduce you to Georgia Shaffer, who is one of my favorite Chicken Soup for the Soul writers and someone who really changed my life. Georgia Shaffer is an author, professional speaker, a Christian life coach, and a licensed Psychologist in Pennsylvania. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:15:21