Chicken Soup for the Soul with Amy Newmark

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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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FRIEND FRIDAY - The First Female TV Station Manager in Chicago Reveals How She Did It

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 Elynne Chaplik Aleskow, who has had some very interesting life experiences, and always seems to be adding more to her list to write about for us. We’re going to talk to her today about how she was the first female TV station manager in Chicago, in a male world, and how she created a TV station from scratch. She wrote about this, and more, in our new book Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Empowered Woman.
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When Moms Stand Up for What’s Right Their Kids Are Forever Changed

Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with a couple of my new favorite stories from Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Amazing Mom. Today we’re going to talk about moms who stood up for what was right and taught their children a lesson that would never leave them. Because even when the kids don’t admit it, they’re listening and following the lead of their mothers, who may be their most important role models.
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There’s Nothing Like Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone to Feel Empowered

Today I want to talk about stepping outside your comfort zone and how good it makes you feel, whether it’s something little, like changing what you’re wearing or something big, like doing something terrifying. I’m going to share two stories from our new book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Empowered Woman, which will give you some ideas about how to spice up your own life.
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FRIEND FRIDAY – When Women Want More, Women’s Magazine Veteran and Entrepreneur Lesley Seymour Is There

Today I’m excited to introduce you to Lesley Jane Seymore, who is an award-winning journalist and former editor-in-chief of YM, Redbook, Marie Claire and MORE magazines. Her most recent endeavor is the founding of CoveyClub, an online/offline platform for women who are 40 or more. Lesley wrote one of the 101 stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Empowered Woman, our new book that is attracting so much attention.
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