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10. Lindsay Bertelli | "If they succeed, I succeed."

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Release Date: 08/20/2019

26. 26. "In terms of possibilities" ○ Matt Rotondo | Part 2 of 3

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Part 2 of my 3-part conversation with Matt Rotondo. This week's episodes are: ○ Thought-provoking ○ Refreshing ○ Informative

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25. 25. "Empathy at its core" ○ Matt Rotondo | Part 1 of 3

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● Thought-provoking ● Refreshing ● Informative ● Matt’s and my children used to go to the same school. I knew that he used to work in marketing and that he and his family moved to Nashville from California. I had hardly spoken to Matt before but I did remember reading Matt’s emails about starting, running and later folding his startup. Matt was honest about the challenges he faced and the disappointment he felt. His emails were refreshingly heartfelt. That was a sign that I should invite him on

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24. A Calling to Love, Regardless ● Jamie Heard | Part 3 of 3 show art 24. A Calling to Love, Regardless ● Jamie Heard | Part 3 of 3

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The final part of my 3-part conversation with Jamie Heard.

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23. 23. "A spunky little boy" ● Jamie Heard | Part 2 of 3

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This episode is the Part 2 of my 3-part conversation with Jamie Heard.

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22. 22. "I will get though this." ● Jamie Heard | Part 1 of 3

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Heart-wrenching ● Awe-inspiring ● Life-affirming

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21. A Message from Mina show art 21. A Message from Mina

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This week, a note of gratitude for you from Mina and a quick update on the show. And a special request.

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20. Conversation with my husband show art 20. Conversation with my husband

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By popular demand, this week’s episode is a conversation with my husband, Johann. We have three children together and he is a physician. We sat down in our living room one evening and started chatting about his singing voice which caused me to be curious about the whereabouts of a distant relative who sang at our wedding almost 20 years ago. Johann shared his personal reflection on a significant event he experienced, which made me appreciate even more how he empathizes with people.

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19. Gaston Rivera | 19. Gaston Rivera | "Coach G"

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Gaston was the volunteer parent coach of my son’s soccer team for several years. He did get pretty intense during games and it was clear he wanted to win. Let’s just say you don’t want to be the referee that makes a wrong call when Gaston is one of the coaches. But I always felt he really cared about the young players he was coaching. He was friendly to me and Johann as well. I knew Gaston traveled a lot for work so I was excited when he made time to sit down and chat with me.

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18. Virginia Richardson, Part 2 | 18. Virginia Richardson, Part 2 | "I'm a free spirit."

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“Until you step into your truth, you never fully blossom into who you’re supposed to be.” After getting into the light-weight topics like end-of-life and afterlife, Virginia and I now drift into talking about life - about how people judge who and what is good or bad, realities of married life and Nashville, the city we love and which we both think is just a tiny bit cliquey. Virginia shares her desire to be authentic in her work and what Instagram has taught her about how the world works.

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17. Virginia Richardson, Part 1 | 17. Virginia Richardson, Part 1 | "Human connection that I yearn for"

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It turns out Virginia and I live literally within walking distance from each other. But we connected only via Instagram. Initially, a photo of Virginia's face on an Instagram account of a spa stopped me mid-scroll. But it was her own heartfelt posts that hinted that Virginia was not afraid to be vulnerable. On part 1 of this 2-part episode, we talk about end-of-life, forgiveness, faith, afterlife and Instagram - you know, the usual garden variety topics you talk about with a stranger you literally just met.

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This conversation with Lindsay was one of the first few I recorded for the show. So when Lindsay agreed to be a guest, there was no episode for her to check out. But Lindsay said yes anyway. Lindsay shows up and steps up for people. And as you'll hear she's humble and generous. And a lot of fun, too. We sat down in her not-too-shabby downtown office and Lindsay told me what she considers success, what she wants to teach her daughter, the ever-present mom/parent-guilt and whether she’ll marry again.