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Your Stories Don’t Define You, How You Tell Them Will

Jun 11, 2019

I had performed the National Anthem at baseball games a few times that summer as a duet with my close friend, and as a trio with that friend and my sister. Each time we performed together we heard rave reviews. As we walked away from home plate toward the fence and the bleachers, our home team would come up out of...


Jun 4, 2019

Born in France to an American father and a German mother, Christine Homolko spent most of her childhood being shy and introverted. When her father decided to move back to the United States, she and her sister chose to move with him to a town just outside of Boston. She started her senior year of high school in a...


May 28, 2019

Stories connect us. They help us relate to each other and deepen our understanding of experiences in our lives. Analogies can give us an entirely different perspective, and help us create a more visual representation of emotional experiences.

I wrote the following analogy to help me put things in perspective when I was...


May 7, 2019

Deb Helfrich is a truly unique individual. She practically raised herself in the Carnegie Library where she grew up, reading at college level at around 2nd grade. Adults and children left her to her own curiosity, with little interest or effort to find out what made her tick. It wasn't until she went to college, after...


Apr 30, 2019

We have been exploring the concept of resilience in a series of episodes of this podcast, and each one has helped me better understand this theme: Resilience can come from so many places, and for each human, it shows up differently. 

I’m seeing how it shows up in my guests lives, relationships, and careers, and as I...