Arrah Karigan: Meditation Coach

Arrah Karigan of Higher State Consulting is on a one-woman mission to bring meditation and mindfulness to anyone who is willing to put in the work. After spending several hours with her including in the yoga room, count me in. To listen to our StoryCorps interview, click READ MORE and then click here: Arrah Karigan:…

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Kelli Risse: Rise Up and Live Wellness

In December, I was fortunate enough to meet Kelli Risse twice on the same day. We met at the West County Chamber of Commerce luncheon and earlier at the ACA Business meeting. Listen to our StoryCorps interview by clicking READ MORE and then click here: Rise Up and Live with Kelli Risse – StoryCorps Archive…

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Reminiscing with Frances Chianta

Frances’ family wanted to know more about her journey to America and her life as an immigrant. In an illuminating interview for her family, a Legacy Interview, we discussed her life. Listen to the StoryCorps interview click read more and then click here:  Reminiscing with Frances Chianta – StoryCorps Archive Frances came to America in…

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Winning in Business: Kelli Risse

  Recently I was lucky enough to be the guest of Kelli Risse on her podcast: Winning in Business. What a fun, inspiring conversation we had. Listen to the podcast here: Good Writing Practices with Pam Wilson – YouTube A few weeks prior Kelli and I met at two networking meetings on the same day!…

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Hallie Van Duren: Family Lawyer

At the Center for Family Law offices, Hallie Van Duren is entirely in her element. As we spoke, it was fascinating to hear Hallie’s reasons for going into family law. And her continuing reasons to practice. To hear our StoryCorps interview, click READ MORE and then click here: https://archive.storycorps.org/interviews/hallie-van-duren-family-lawyer/ “Showing up is what I want…

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Angela Elgani: Celebrity Back-Up-Dancer

Angela has danced with The Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, N’ SYNC, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Pink, George Michael, Step Up Revolution, and Dance Monsters on Netflix. Oh yes! You read that correctly. To hear more about her dance journey, click read more and then click here: Angela Elgani: Celebrity Back-Up Dancer Dance teachers appear in…

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Julie Haefner: What I am learning from Breast Cancer

Julie Haefner is a healthy, fit person. She has always taken care of herself physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. It came as a surprise when she received a breast cancer diagnosis in 2022. Click READ MORE and then click here: https://archive.storycorps.org/interviews/julie-haefner-what-i-am-learning-from-breast-cancer/ “I was always getting mammograms, never missed a mammogram since I was 40 and…

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Strong Bones: Elizabeth Cohen and Pam Wilson

Ever think about your bones? Elizabeth and Pam talk about their osteoporosis diagnosis and how it’s changed their lives. Listen to our StoryCorps interview click READ MORE and then click here: https://archive.storycorps.org/interviews/strong-bones-elizabeth-and-pam/ In 2021 I received a phone call after a baseline bone density test from my OB/GYN Dr. Jennifer Smith. “This is a surprise…

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Alaina Huebner: Flower Girl

Alaina Huebner is the owner and founder of Flora MiLou Wedding and Events Floristry in St. Louis, Missouri. A 26-year-old entrepreneur who specializes in beautiful floral arrangements for weddings, Alaina’s mission is to create a bridal experience from beginning to end feel like a celebration! To listen to our StoryCorps interview, click read more and…

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Karen Sher: Baking Challah with Love

Karen Sher delights in preparing and baking her challah. Over the years, she would bake and serve her challah on Shabbat Friday evenings. Her challah is the BEST I’ve ever had-and I baked it for years. To listen to our StoryCorps interview: click Read More below and then click: https://archive.storycorps.org/interviews/karen-sher-bakes-challah-with-love/   Karen and I met…

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Found Family: Stan Hecht and Dena Hirschberg

Stan Hecht and Dena Hirschberg are smiling and reaching for hello hugs as soon as they spot one other. For anyone watching and experiencing this, you can feel the love of a brother and sister connecting. To listen to the StoryCorps interview click READ MORE and then click here: Found Family. You would never know…

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Dee Mantia Laidlaw: Living Life in Lucca

Dee Laidlaw decided to become a dual citizen thanks to the gift of her grandfather. To listen to our StoryCorps interview, CLICK READ MORE  and then click here: https://archive.storycorps.org/interviews/dee-mantia-laidlaw-living-life-in-lucca/ I was lucky enough to meet Dee and her sister at Lifetime Fitness West County a few years ago. She is an amazing writer and a…

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Jill and Tim Gray: Higher Focus Photography

Jill and Tim Gray of Higher Focus Photography believe in the beauty of the stories we can tell through portraits and video storytelling. To listen to our StoryCorps interview, CLICK READ MORE  and then click here: https://archive.storycorps.org/interviews/portrait-artists-jill-and-tim-gray/ Jill and Tim have created a place and business together that encourages people to BE their best-in photos…

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Sandye Muncy: Loving her life as a Grandmother

We met years ago in a Zumba class and hit it off immediately. We’ve danced, traveled, cried, laughed (so hard we cried), have rocked out to concerts. And the most important role for Sandye is that of being a Grandmother to Eight! To listen to our StoryCorps interview: click here to read more and then…

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Jack Baumann: Travel Expert, Founder and CEO of Guidester

Some of us dream of a life of travel. To listen to our StoryCorps interview, click read more and then click here: Travel Expert Jack Baumann Some of us would love to figure out, like Jack Baumann of Guidester, HOW to make a living at travel!  THIS interview is such fun-hope you enjoy listening as…

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The Girlfriend Series: Cindy and Pam

You never know where you might make a friend. Cindy and I became friends when I drove through her window at the bank over twenty years ago. d could solve any problem. To listen to our StoryCorps interview, click READ MORE and then click here: Cindy and Pam. She was the friendly face, the happy…

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The Playgroup Moms

“Okay, ladies, interview before or after dinner?” I ask as we are drinking wine and having appetizers at Anne’s more than comfortable home. To listen to our StoryCorps interview and laugh along with us, click read more and then click here: The Playgroup Moms: Friends for Life There are groans and even a, “Did we…

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A Chance Meeting: A Friendship in Writing

Cheryl arrived in a writing group I was facilitating in February 2019. It was a chance meeting which over the years have taught me many a life lesson as well as inspired me. The stories she writes resonate due to their honesty and vulnerability. To listen to our StoryCorps interview: click here: A Chance Meeting:…

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The Magic of the Yoga Room: Margie Koch

I am in the yoga room in Margie’s class and all of a sudden, I feel her hands on my head as if…as if she is doing a MIND MELD. To listen to our StoryCorps interview, first click: “Read More” and then click here: The Magic of the Yoga Room: Margie Koch I immediately relax…

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Janice Denham: Editor and Writer

Lucky enough to call Janice Denham my editor, I am still in awe of her talent, honesty and kindness. To listen to our StoryCorps interview, click “Read More below” and then click here: Janice Denham: Writer for Life  I had been writing S.O.S. From Suburbia a parenting column for many years by the time Janice…

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