Chicken Soup for the Soul with Amy Newmark

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It’s Never Too Late to Say ‘Thank You’ to Your Mom

Hey, it’s Amy Newmark and today I’m going to share two of my new favorite stories with you, from our new book for Mother’s Day – Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Amazing Mom. I love these stories because they show us that it’s never too late to say thank you to our mothers. They really do appreciate it and welcome it at any time.
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Two Women Who Stood Up to Their Sexist Bosses

Today I’m going to share a couple of stories with you from our brand new book -- Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Empowered Woman. I know we’ve all heard about the #metoo movement and we’ve heard the stories from celebrities about sexual harassment and discrimination. But of course this happens to men and women from all walks of life, and while it’s only one of the many themes we explore in our new book, it’s one of the most important.
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Friend Friday – National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Mirna Valerio Talks Running and Breaking Stereotypes

We have a new book coming out on May 1st, Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Empowered Woman and I’m excited to give you a sneak preview of it today with one of our storywriters, Mirna Valerio, who was just announced as a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year and is certainly breaking stereotypes as to what a runner looks like.
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Family Feuds and Those Small Disagreements that Go On for Decades

Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with a couple of my new favorite stories from Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Crazy Family. These stories are about family feuds—ridiculous, silly family feuds that go on for decades and that make no sense—and cause some pretty strange behavior. If you have a family member who might need a nudge to give up some longstanding battle, these stories might be the answer.
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A New Way to Look at Your Birthday that May Change Your Attitude on Aging

Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with some instant inspiration from Chicken Soup for the Soul. Today I want to talk about a unique idea for birthdays. Why? Because I have one coming up tomorrow. And it’s not a big one—that was last year—but still… sometimes it’s good to take the focus off getting older and find a new way to celebrate the day.
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Friend Friday – A Children’s Author Shares Her Tips For Success

It's Friend Friday and today we’re going to talk to Ruth Spiro, a Chicken Soup for the Soul contributor who’s attracted quite a bit of attention for her line of baby books about science, weighty subjects like quantum physics and thermodynamics.
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Tales of Spunky Grandmothers from our New ‘Wacky Family Members’ Book

Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with a couple of my new favorite stories from Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Crazy Family. We have a lot of stories in the book about eccentric, wacky grandmothers but all of the stories are filled with admiration for these spunky women, who really do teach their grandchildren a lot about how to live their lives.
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Mothers as Role Models – The Wise Words from Moms that We Can All Use

Today I want to talk about mothers as role models, because when you’re in the trenches raising your kids, or even later, when they’re grown but you’re still trying to give them advice, which is sometimes unwanted, you wonder if you’re getting through. Did you make a difference? Did the kids even listen to you? The answer is, yes!
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FRIEND FRIDAY – Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan Voyage from the World of Finance to Becoming A Master of Wine

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 one of our storywriters, Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan, who has a story in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Time to Thrive about how she completely rebooted her life and changed careers in a dramatic way.
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There’s Nothing Like Divorce to Bring Us Together, at Least in These Two Families

Today I’m going to share two of my new favorite stories with you, from our brand new book that just came out yesterday – Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Crazy Family. I love these stories because they’re about family members coming together – as friends – even after divorces. This happens more often than you would think, and I know it’s the case in my own family. 
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