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Ep112: You're Going to Survive: Wisdom for Rejection, Defeat and Terrible Bosses with guest Alexandra Franzen

Author, writer, and entrepreneur Alexandra Franzen joins to share about her new book, "You're Going to Survive." Join us as we discuss how to face and survive rejection, defeat, adversity, online trolls, and other soul crushing experiences.

Duration: 00:41:59

Ep111: Discovering The Sound of Your Soul and Your Heart's Truth with guest Morgan Bolender

Singer songwriter Morgan Bolender of viral hit Mary Oliver joins host Paula Jenkins to share about her journey from special ed teacher to full time musician on Kona, Hawaii.

Duration: 01:11:04

Ep110: Looking at Risk, Vulnerability, Joy, and Possibility (plus an NKOTB Cruise Recap) with host Paula Jenkins

Risk and vulnerability are two key pieces of following joy and possibility in our lives. Host Paula Jenkins talks about how to find your joy, and the role the courage plays. Also a recap on the NKOTB 2017 Cruise and Donnie Wahlberg's inspiring look at joy.

Duration: 00:25:14

Ep109: Remember Betty: A Lookback Episode with guest Danny Wood of New Kids on the Block

In this lookback episode, Danny Wood of New Kids on the Block shares about his foundation, Remember Betty, Donnie Wahlberg and Joey McIntyre and his solo album "Look at Me." Features the single "Hold On."

Duration: 00:27:45

Ep108: Changing the Narrative and Making Joyful Connections with guest Rachael Baribeau

Rachel Baribeau of SiriusXM's College Sports Nation and GridironNow joins host Paula Jenkins to talk about her joyful and enthusiastic love of college football, her years as a sportscaster, and how she is working at Changing the Narrative across the nation.

Duration: 00:30:21

Ep107: The Integrity Advantage with guest Kelley Kosow

Kelley Kosow of The Ford Institute joins host Paula Jenkins to talk about her new book, The Integrity Advantage. They share about perfectionism, Debbie Ford, living in alignment, transformation, and being the change you seek in the world.

Duration: 00:58:51

Ep106: Rituals for Transformation with guests Briana and Dr. Peter Borten

Briana and Dr Peter Borten join host Paula Jenkins to share about their new book, Rituals for Transformation. Learn about creating your own sacred rituals, how to get in touch with what matters to you, and how to find enlightenment.

Duration: 00:30:29

Ep105: Love, Trust, and How To Connect with Your Spirituality with guest Christine Petty

Christine Petty of the Free Her Spirit podcast joins the show to talk about learning to love and trust yourself, and how to connect with your own authentic spirituality. Learn about creating sacred space, discovering rituals, and exploring spirituality.

Duration: 00:36:01

p104: Crafting Your Authentic Artistic Career with Money, Meaning, and Freedom with guest Caitlin Greer Meister

Caitlin Greer Meister is a voice actor, educational consultant, and mentor to artists. She joins host Paula Jenkins to share how you can create an authentic artistic career that provides the money, meaning, and freedom you desire.

Duration: 00:50:56

Ep103: Copywriting, Confidence, and the Joy of Entrepreneurship with guest Jorden Roper

Jorden Roper joins host Paula Jenkins to share about copywriting, working as a freelancer, starting her own business, and working with entrepreneurs.

Duration: 00:43:04

Ep102: How To Rediscover Joy When Something You Love Feels Heavy with host Paula Jenkins

In the Season 3 kickoff, Paula looks at ways to reconnect with joy when something you once loved doing now feels heavy.

Duration: 00:23:15

Ep101: Season Two Finale: A Round Table On Joy, Finding Inspiration, and Self Care in Difficult Times

For the season 2 finale of Jump Start Your Joy Paula Jenkins hosts a round table discussion with Kate Courageous, Michelle Ward, Laura Simms, Deb Cooperman and Sarah Von Bargen all about joy, inspiration, and self care in difficult political times. See all of the show notes at

Duration: 00:57:44

Finding Your Voice and Becoming the Political 'Somebody' You've Been Waiting For with guest Andi Fairbanks

This week, I’m honored to have Andi Fairbanks of the podcast Everyday Extraordinaries join me for episode 99 to share about her role as a Creative Communications Consultant. She’s a self described “idea champ,” and works with visionaries and local politicians on public campaigns. Andi Fairbanks is an entrepreneur, podcaster, and consultant, starting her own business just about a year ago. Her work focuses on the human connection, the thing that connects all of us, and she helps...

Duration: 00:42:55

Looking Back at Two Years of Podcasting

Host Paula Jenkins looks back at the lessons learned over two years of podcasting - from creating a plan, to following passion, to learning to trust yourself, she shares all about the lessons of following a creative dream.

Duration: 00:24:00

Following Your Inspiration, Doodling, and Becoming an Illustrator with guest Mandy Ford

This week it’s my true pleasure to have Mandy Ford joining me for an interview, where she talks about following your inspiration, doodling, and becoming an illustrator. Mandy is a graphic designer, and she returned to drawing after many years after inspiration struck her in a writing class, and she found herself doodling. This led to her posting her art on Instagram, and landing a licensing deal with Home Goods only 4 months later. In this episode, Mandy and I talk about: - her early...

Duration: 00:40:47

Ditching the Mask, and Accepting Who You Are to Find More Joy with guest Sarah Shuttle

This week I’m super excited to have Sarah Shuttle joining me on the show. She’s the heart and soul behind Verity Road and the site Girl Untold. She’s a brand stylist from England who spent her twenties recovering from alcoholism, anorexia, binge eating and self-harm. She dove deep into healing and fell in love with graphic design. In her own words, “creating visual stories led me out of darkness and into life.” This week, she shares about her journey in finding her voice, how to get past...

Duration: 00:41:49

Ep95: Choosing Love and Finding a Relationship When You're Single with guest Kira Sabin

This week, Kira Sabin joins Paula Jenkins to chat about love and relationships. She’s the Troop Leader over at the League of Adventurous Singles where she encourages single women to embrace the awesomeness of singleness, take responsibility of what is “theirs,” and let go of whatever is holding them back. She leads singles to figure out what they want, how to love, making decisions based on love (not fear). She believes in adventures, and breaking down walls, and revising mindset and...

Duration: 00:50:42

Ep92: How To Bring Your Creative Purpose and Dreams to Life with guest Zoha Abass

This week, I’m so excited to be speaking with Zoha Abass of the site, Multidoer. Zoha is a multipassionate creative, who works with creative people with lots of different passions and interests to move from idea into action. We talk about how to bring your creative purpose and dreams to life. In this episode, Zoha and I talk about: - the definition of a multidoer: a multipassionate person who is action oriented - Zoha's journey from working in creative agencies to being a coach for...

Duration: 00:40:29

Ep91: You Can Reconnect with Your Purpose and Find Your Joy with host Paula Jenkins

Host Paula Jenkins takes a look at the ways to reconnect with your purpose and lists five ways to find your joy in this solocast episode. She reflects on her recent interview with Paul Selig, and seeing Danielle LaPorte while touring for White Hot Truth

Duration: 00:39:30

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