Chicken Soup for the Soul with Amy Newmark
Summary: Start your days with inspiration and motivation from the best of Chicken Soup for the Soul and editor-in-chief Amy Newmark. There's nothing like learning from the personal, revealing stories of other people. Amy shares her favorite stories and the wisdom, advice, and easy-to-implement tips that thousands of people have shared in 25 years of Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Tips and advice on Mondays and Wednesdays, and interviews with fascinating writers and influencers on Friend Fridays. It's Chicken Soup for the Soul to go!
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 federal level and other elected positions at the state level.
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 life.
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.
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.
Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with some new favorites for you from our latest book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and the Unexplainable. I am very excited about today’s podcast because I have two great stories for you about the power of your mind to find things that you thought were lost. One of the things that I’ve learned from our two Chicken Soup for the Soul books about dreams is how much knowledge we have in our brains that we just don’t access during our waking hours. But when we’re asleep… well that’s when the magic happens.
Hello, I'm Amy Newmark here today with two stories on the importance of knowing all your facts before you react. These stories come from our book "Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Gratitude."
Hey, it’s Amy Newmark and it’s Friend Friday. Today we’re talking to Megan Murphy, who accidentally started a huge movement that has spread across the whole country.
Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with some instant inspiration from Chicken Soup for the Soul. And today we’re talking about the joy of giving—and learning to ask for help—and Canadians, who are famous for being nice. They are so famous for being nice that we compiled 101 stories about Canadian Acts of Kindness into a new book and we’re donating a portion of the profits to United Way Centraide Canada. One of the themes that emerged in this book is that you shouldn’t be afraid to ask for help, because people WANT to help, they’re just afraid to offer.
Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away, followed closely by Hanukkah, and then Christmas. So here at Chicken Soup for the Soul we’re already focusing on all the great stories we have about the joy of giving, and the sense of community that emerges around the holidays. We had so many stories submitted for our newest holiday book that were about neighbors getting together to help each other, or even perfect strangers reaching out to help each other!
Hey, it’s Amy Newmark and it’s Friend Friday. I’m back today with my friend Mike Dow, America’s go-to therapist. We’ve written a great new Chicken Soup for the Soul book that does something different. It takes Chicken Soup for the Soul stories and combines them with Dr. Mike’s easy to understand explanations of cognitive behavioral therapy so that you can actually act as your own therapist and solve some of your problems yourself!
Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with some Chicken Soup for the Soul inspiration for you as we enter the holiday season. Today we’re going to talk about Thanksgiving and how you can get your gratitude on in time for all those get-togethers with family and friends. I read a study that said there are two keys to happiness: getting enough sleep and having gratitude—that is seeing the good in your life and being able to count your blessings.
Today I’m going to talk about something that we can all use around Thanksgiving and Hanukkah and Christmas… and that is forgiveness. If you’re looking ahead to all those holiday get-togethers and wondering how you’re going to handle that sibling who you’re not getting along with, or that friend who’s been badmouthing you behind your back, today’s podcast is for you! Because I’m going to share two really wonderful stories about forgiveness, and people working everything out— just in time for the holidays. Both of today’s stories come from our latest book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Wonder of Christmas.
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 Julie Hornok, who is a regular writer for Chicken Soup for the Soul and also the mother of a teenager on the autism spectrum. Julie discovered her love for writing when her daughter, Lizzie, was diagnosed with autism at the age of two. At that point, she jumped into researching and implementing a home-therapy program. This led to a video blog that Julie made to help other parents of kids on the autism spectrum.
Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with some instant inspiration from Chicken Soup for the Soul. Here’s an interesting fact: Barnes & Noble said a couple of months ago that sales of books related to "finding happiness" had climbed 83 percent from a year ago. Well, today I’m going to share a couple of stories with you from one of our bestselling books, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Happiness. These stories will give you a couple of quick and easy ways to do just that—find your happiness.
Hey, it’s Amy Newmark and today we’re going to talk about stress, because vacations are over and we’re back to work and school, and all that stress may be starting up again. We put out a great book called Chicken Soup for the Soul: Say Goodbye to Stress, and it really helped me put all the stressful things in my own life into perspective, so I want to share a couple of helpful stories from it with you today.