Chicken Soup for the Soul with Amy Newmark

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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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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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