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FRIEND FRIDAY – Tips for Talking to People with Disabilities from the Author of “More the Same than Different”

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 Lorraine Cannistra, who has cerebral palsy and writes about that for us often. She is a wheelchair ballroom dancer and has a new book out called More the Same than Different that helps us understand how to talk to people with disabilities, something that most of us can use some advice about.
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Stop Standing on the Sidelines – Get Back into Action Doing What You Love

Hey, it’s Amy Newmark and today concludes my month-long review of our new book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Empowered Woman. Next week we’re going to start talking about The Miracle of Love, which will be a fun topic as we head into summer reading! But let me finish the empowered woman topic with two fabulous stories, about women who had let their fears keep them on the sidelines, not participating in life, until they overcame them. 
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An Inside Look at a National Guard Soldier Deploying and Saying Goodbye to His Family

Hey, it’s Amy Newmark and it’s Memorial Day, so I want to share a story that really moved me, about Matthew Mawyer, an Army National Guard soldier who was serving in Kuwait when he wrote a story for a book we put out last May called Chicken Soup for the Soul: Military Families.
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FRIEND FRIDAY – Dancing without a Partner, Powering Through Dementia, with Alzheimer’s Expert Deborah Shouse

Hey, it’s Amy Newmark and it’s Friend Friday on the Chicken Soup for the Soul podcast. I’m continuing our review of our new book Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Empowered Woman, which has created a lot of buzz and you can understand why, as it includes stories from women of all ages and all walks of life, discussing how they found their confidence, courage, and their true selves. Deborah Shouse, who is one of our regular writers, wrote a story for this book and we’re going to discuss that and then another topic where she is an expert, and that is tips for people who are caregivers for their family members who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.
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Standing Up for What’s Right – It’s Never Too Early to Start

Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with some instant inspiration for you from Chicken Soup for the Soul. We’ve been talking about parents finding their empowerment and being role models for their children, and we’ve talked about women standing up for what’s right, no matter how scary it is. Today I’m going to share a couple of stories from GIRLS who stood up for what was right—because you can’t start too early.
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Unplug and Spend Time with Real Living Breathing People

Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with some instant inspiration from Chicken Soup for the Soul. It’s almost Memorial Day weekend. So I think we should think about getting unplugged and spending some quality time with the people we love. To help out, let us revisit a terrific book we made a couple of years ago called Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Less. This book had a big influence on me, in terms of getting me to simplify my calendar, and my closets. 
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FRIEND FRIDAY – A Woman Powers Her Way Through the Engineering World… and Rescues Dogs on the Side

Hey, it’s Amy Newmark and it’s Friend Friday and we’re going to continue our tour of the empowered women in our latest book. Today we’re going to talk to Jenny Pavlovic, a Chicken Soup for the Soul contributor who I was always accustomed to thinking of as a big dog rescue person, until I read her story that we published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Empowered Woman and realized that she has a PhD in biomedical engineering and is a big deal engineer who started out in what was very much a male field.
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Sometimes You’ve Got to Do It Yourself – Empowered Mothers Being Role Models for Their Kids

Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with two more inspirational stories for you from our new book, one that’s creating quite a buzz--Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Empowered Woman. I love this book, because even if you’re already feeling pretty confident and courageous and happy with how you’re running your life, you can probably use even more of that feeling. There’s nothing like 101 stories from women supporting each other, sharing their most personal revealing stories and their best advice and wisdom with us.
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How to Get Yourself into That Bathing Suit and Liking It, Just in Time for Summer

Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with some instant inspiration from Chicken Soup for the Soul, to help you get ready for summer, which means getting into that bathing suit… and liking it! Body image is a big problem for many of us, and I include myself, and it stinks when we let that interfere with us participating in fun activities with our families and friends.
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