Podcasts: Coffee Table Wisdom

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Coffee Table Wisdom, Season 2 Episodes

CTW S2E10 – Radio Daze | JAN 15 2020

Jordan Rich is a veteran radio host and commentator who, over his 40-year career in broadcasting, has hosted everything from news and talk shows to sports shows. In addition to being the host of WBZ New England Weekend and the daily feature, Connoisseurs Corner, Jordan is also the co-founder of Charts Productions, a company that provides audio production and marketing services, as well as voice-over coaching and training. Jordan also hosts the podcast, On Mic with Jordan Rich, an on-going series of conversations with voice-over artists, singers, broadcasters, and more. A native of Boston himself, he is a familiar, if not a household, voice on the east coast …

CTW S2E09 – Release the Wild Woman | JAN 15 2020

Throughout her life, Marilyn Hagar has believed that expressing ourselves through the arts can allow us to get in touch with our creative, wild essence. She is a Registered Expressive Art Therapist who, for over 40 years, has led groups and workshops at her forest retreat, For the Joy of It! An artist herself, Marilyn is inspired by inner-life imagery and her dreams and incorporates them into her artwork and art quilts. Through her book, Finding the Wild Inside: Exploring Our Inner Landscape Through the Arts, Dreams, and Intuition, Marilyn encourages readers to do the same and discover their creative self by exploring what she calls the “wild inside”…

CTW S2E08 – Don’t Go Back to Sleep | JAN 15 2020

Patricia Taub is an author and life-long feminist. Her advocacy for women dates back to feminism’s second wave; about 40 years ago, while pregnant with her oldest son, Pat went to her first protest march. After writing the advice column, Coping, for almost eight years, she founded and hosted the award-winning program, Women’s Voices, for the NPR affiliate station, WAER. In 1995, Pat had the chance to learn about the difficulties of women in developing countries when she attended the UN Women’s Conference in Beijing. The experience ignited her devotion to helping women, and in 2001 her work on community activism for women was honored by the National Organization for Women …

CTW S2E07 – Own Yourself, with Dr. Kelly Brogan | JAN 15 2020

Dr. Kelly Brogan is a holistic psychiatrist for women’s health. Despite her many years as a medical practitioner, Kelly knew she wasn’t prepared for a life dependent on pharmaceuticals, so, when she was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, she opted to pursue an alternative to drugs and found the world of natural self-repair. After two and a half years and a pregnancy, she was finally able to remove the shackles of her symptoms …

CTW S2E06 – The Writing Life, with Jennie Nash | JAN 15 2020

Jennie Nash is the daughter of a writer whose books she knew were read by the world. She wanted to be a writer herself, so when her 4th-grade class published a book of poetry, Jennie wrote poem after poem. When she saw her first by-line, she was hooked and continued to take on a writing career years later. Today, Jennie has published a total of eight books. Her works include three novels, such as The Threadbare Heart, and three memoirs, including The Victoria’s Secret Catalog Never Stops Coming And Other Lessons I Learned From Breast Cancer, which has sold more than 100,000 copies in print …  

CTW S2E05 – Letting Go, with Jill Sherer Murray | JAN 15 2020

Whether it’s in her career or relationships, Jill Sherer Murray traces her successes in life to letting go. In her 40s, Jill ended a 12-year dead-end relationship after having an epiphany about getting stuck in life. She shares this epiphany in her TEDx talk The Unstoppable Power of Letting Go. In response to the millions of people who viewed her TEDx talk, Jill founded Let Go For It, a lifestyle brand designed to help people and organizations realize success in both business and personal life. Her book, Big Wild Love: the Unstoppable Power of Letting Go, embodies her desire to help people let go of what’s holding them back and achieve the life they truly want …

CTW S2E04 – In Fitness and In Health | JAN 15 2020

Over the last 25 years, Dr. Jade Teta immersed himself in the study of strength, conditioning, hormonal metabolism, and the psychology of success. He integrated his knowledge on physical fitness with his wisdom on self-development to found Next Level Human, a company that helps people live their best lives. He is also the founder and creator of the Metabolic Effect, an international health and fitness company …

CTW S2E03 – Physical Pain, Emotional Pain with Dr. David Brady | JAN 15 2020

Dr. David Brady, one of the foremost authorities on the treatment and diagnosis of fibromyalgia, is the author of The Fibro Fix. He has written about fibromyalgia in medical textbooks, including Advancing Medicine with Food and Nutrients and Integrative Gastroenterology and has been published in the Open Journal of Rheumatology and Autoimmune Disease and Integrative Medicine. Dr. Brady has also presented at medical conferences and was featured by ELLE and NPR …

CTW S2E2 Eat, Darling, Eat with Aimee Lee Ball | JAN 15 2020

Aimee Lee Ball is the Co-Founder of Eat, Darling, Eat – a website that celebrates the mother-daughter relationship through a collection of original stories and recipes. She is the author of multiple books, including No Time to Die, Cybill Disobedience, and Changing the Rules. Aimee has penned countless articles for several national publications, including The New York Times, Travel & Leisure, GQ, Vogue, and Oprah Magazine …


Coffee Table Wisdom, Season 1 Episodes

CTW011 Mystery & Musings on the Natural World with Stevie Fischer | OCT 1 2019

Originally from New York City and currently residing in Connecticut, Stevie Fischer is a college writing teacher with a diverse professional background in international banking and wine sales. After moving to the beautiful countryside of Connecticut and experiencing the wonders that nature holds, Stevie wrote the novel River Rules, a suspense novel set in a small Connecticut town. Her focus on friendship bonds, the love of nature, and her refusal to be marginalized are all brilliantly weaved throughout her book …

CTW010 True Love and a Harley with Mary Black | OCT 1 2019

Mary Jane Black is a literacy specialist for the State of Texas, a former high school writing and literature teacher, and the author of She Rode a Harley: A Memoir of Love and Motorcycles. Her book shares her story of escaping an abusive marriage, working as a schoolteacher while raising a child as a single mother, and finding true love on a blind date with a motorcycle enthusiast. Excerpts of her book have been published in a variety of publications including the Shark Reef Journal and Oxford American Magazine …

CTW009 We Are All Immigrants with Marlena Baraf | OCT 1 2019

Born and raised in Panama, Marlena Baraf immigrated to the United States as a teenager in high school and became an American citizen during her 30s. After pledging her allegiance to the country she adopted as her own, she became a published author, book editor, interior designer, and a loving mother. Her work has been seen in several publications including the HuffPost and Read 650. She is the author of several essays about immigration, including the Soy/Somos (I am/ We are) series, as well as a recently published memoir, At the Narrow Waist of the World

CTW008 The Romance of Our Nostalgia with Lauren Speeth | OCT 1 2019

Lauren Speeth is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, and owner of Elfenworks Productions LLC. She is the author of Thread for Pearls, a historical fiction novel based in the early 1960s and 70s which shares what she understands as the fundamental human experience of hope and resiliency. Lauren is a master storyteller with wide-ranging interests in everything from the American experience to Irish spirituality as well as music about love and life …

CTW007 Dreams and Leder Musings with Kaycee Stevens Hughlett | OCT 1 2019

Kaycee Stevens Hughlett is the author of SoulStroller: experiencing the weight, whispers, & wings of the world, an award-winning memoir that is described as seductive, sincere, and – at times – heartbreaking and hilarious. She is the co-author of SoulStrolling: A Movement in Mindfulness in Motion and an advocate of the concept that sometimes the answer to life’s complex questions resides in simple practices. Kaycee is a tender, healer, and artist currently living in Seattle, Washington. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Washington and holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology as well as a Memoir Writing Certificate from the University of Washington …

CTW006 Childfree, Childless, with Kate Kaufmann | OCT 1 2019

Kate Kaufmann is the author of Do You Have Kids?: Life When the Answer Is No, a savvy and interesting guide on what life might look like for the growing number of childless women around the world. Her quest to find her identity as a childless woman began after she and her husband decided to stop infertility treatments, leave their corporate jobs, and move to a rural community that highly valued family and children. Throughout her journey, she has met hundreds of women without children and discovered a vast amount of data on how living without children can impact the way a woman’s life may unfold …

CTW005 Supporting Your Writing Habit with A Writing Habit with Jason Brick | OCT 1 2019

Jason Brick is a professional writer with over 10 years of experience. He has published over 4,000 articles and short stories for online and print magazines and contributed to over 40 books. He is the author of Random Encounters, an Amazon bestselling series on role-playing games packed with ideas for game enthusiasts. Jason is also an accomplished speaker, frequently hosting international workshops at writing conferences and festivals about business as well as lectures to business owners on topics related to writing …

CTW004 Living Kindly with Donna Cameron | OCT 1 2019

Donna Cameron is an author, speaker, and philanthropist with an incredibly big heart. She has spent her professional career working with nonprofit organizations and noble causes as an executive, trainer, consultant, and volunteer and has witnessed first-hand the transformative power that kindness can offer. After spending a year committed to living kindly, she published A Year of Living Kindly, an award-winning book that provides insight into the power of kindness and what living a kind life entails …

CTW003 Love, Grief, and Home with Diane Dewey | OCT 1 2019

Diane Dewey’s story began in a German orphanage. After being adopted at the tender age of one and moving to America, she connected with her Swiss biological father at the age of 47. She set out on a journey to find her German mother and learn more about her roots. Following her quest, she wrote Fixing the Fates: An Adoptee’s Story of Truth and Lies, an award-winning memoir based on her personal history to discover the truth about her biological parents. Diane holds a Bachelor’s degree with honors from Villanova University in Liberal Arts, a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University, and is the founder of the Realization of Art, an art appraisal business. She has published multiple art reviews in Artes Magazine and participated in several writing workshops around the world …

CTW002 The Healing Journey with Deb Brandon | OCT 1 2019

Originally from England and currently living in the U.S, Deb Brandon is a loving mother of two, a writer, a respected textile artist, and a math professor at Carnegie Mellon University. She is the author of But My Brain Had Other Ideas, a memoir about her healing journey after suffering a brain injury. Deb’s writing has appeared in several publications, including Hand/Eye Magazine and the Weave a Real Peace newsletter. Additionally, she regularly presents speeches and programs on topics related to brain injury …

CTW001 The Why and How of Coffee Table Wisdom | OCT 1 2019

Welcome to the Coffee Table Wisdom podcast! I’m your host, Stephanie Raffelock, the author of A Delightful Little Book on Aging. Published by She Writes Press and set to be released in April 2020, this story takes readers on the journey of aging gracefully and beautifully weaves storytelling with the philosophy of gratitude. I’ve also written several articles for various publications including Quilters Magazine, Omaha Lifestyles, The Aspen Times, and SixtyandMe.com …

CTW001 Walking Gone Wild with Dami Roelse | OCT 1 2019

Dami Roelse is an avid long-distance hiker and backpacker who has traveled the world and set out on new adventures through regions like the Himalayas, Morocco and trekked over 2,000 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail. She uses hiking as a way to deepen her connection with nature and the universe and regularly writes about her experiences on her transformational travel blog. Dami is a certified life coach and the author of Walking Gone Wild: How to Lose Your Age on the Trail. Additionally, she is a regular contributor to various publications such as Sixty and Me and TheTrek Magazine


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