Making The Most of The Time We Have

Join author, educator, and learner, Annmarie Kelly as she laughs, cries, and kvetches with the writers, musicians, entrepreneurs, and wanderers who inspire all of us to reach beyond our divisions and discover what it means to be wild, precious, and brave.

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Defy Expectations with Kirstin Chen

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Annmarie and Kirstin chat about luxury purses, fanny packs, daily yoga practice, and the dangers of the model minority myth....
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Travel Through the Pages with Jennifer E. Smith

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Annmarie and Jennifer discuss summoning courage, paying attention to small moments of joy, and how to travel the world both in and out of the page...
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Have a Good Talk with Mira Jacob

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Annmarie and Mira discuss racism, social justice, and how to encourage our kids to ask difficult questions even when we don’t have all the answers...
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Embrace Your Weird with Carrie Harris

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Annmarie and Carrie reminisce about high school hijinks and discuss the importance of unleashing the superhero inside of each one of us....
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Translate Love and Compassion with Haleh Liza Gafori

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Annmarie and Haleh talk about the timelessness of this 13th century mystic, how Rumi’s work offers “liberating and nourishing perspectives” still ...
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Climb Your Mountain with Silvia Vasquez-Lavado

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In this episode, Silvia and Annmarie talk about the healing power of mountain climbing and how women can work through trauma by putting one foot i...
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Unlearn Your Lessons with Elizabeth Lesser

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In this episode, Annmarie and Elizabeth discuss the roles females have played throughout history, religion, and mythology, and how now is time for...
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Surrender and Live with Barb Roose

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Annmarie and Barb reminisce about growing up in a small town and how to move through the Wilderness Season we will all find ourselves in from time...
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We Are All We Need with Bodhi Calagna and Wilson Rodriguez

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Bodhi Calagana and Wilson Rodriguez have something in common: a love of sound. Specifically EDM or Electronic Dance Music. In this episode, Bodhi,...
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Adopt Love and Understanding with Julia Brewer Daily

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n this episode, Annmarie and Julia discuss the heartache, love, and joy involved both in loving a child and letting her go....
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Look to the Future with Laura Maylene Walter

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Annmarie and Laura discuss love and loss and the power of manifesting our dreams through storytelling....
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Keep the Flame Alive with Thrity Umrigar

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At the age of 21, Thrity Umrigar left India to study journalism in the United States. Decades later, she is the acclaimed author of more than a do...
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Embrace Self-Love with Megan Logan

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In this episode we are talking to Megan Logan. Megan is a therapist, mom, and author of the SELF-LOVE WORKBOOK FOR WOMEN....
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Dream with Your Eyes Open with Naki Akrobettoe

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Naki and Annmarie talk about the tricky balance of creativity and parenthood, the need for safe mental health practices, and the power of finding ...
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Never Run Out of Stories with Rebecca Makkai

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Rebecca and Annmarie talk about the parallels and differences between battling Covid today and fighting HIV in the 1980s, as well as the lessons w...
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Make Sense of Your Self with Derdriu Ring

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Derdriu Ring always knew she wanted to act, and when she moved from Ireland to the United States, she continued to make this dream come true....
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Chase Your Dreams with Nayomi Munaweera

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Annmarie speaks with Nayomi about her immigrant childhood, teenage shenanigans, and what it really means to do the sacred work of storytelling....
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Be A Survivor with Jonathan Penner

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Annmarie and Jonathan talk about love stories, the creative life, and what happens after happily ever after....
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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone with Lori Gottlieb

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In this episode, Annmarie speaks with writer and therapist Lori Gottlieb about the power of talk therapy to transform our story....
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Reclaim Your Story with Vanessa Angélica Villareal

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In this episode, Annmarie talks to poet Vanessa Angélica Villareal about owning your truth, storytelling as survival, and the power of Dirty Danci...
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Discover Your Superpowers with Sanyin Siang

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In this episode, we catch up with Sanyin, as she teaches us that when we look for the awesomeness in others, we can also find greatness in ourselv...
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Believe in Doubt with Matthew Paul Turner

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Annmarie and Matthew talk about the importance of uncertainty, questions, and that doubt and belief can work together....
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Dwell in Possibility with Eliese Goldbach

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Eliese Goldbach did something completely out of her comfort zone and it changed her forever....
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Dare to Be Challenged with Mikki Kendall

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Mikki Kendall is a writer, activist, and “occasional feminist” who challenges us to rethink our perspectives on what it means to be a woman....
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Take a Soul Detour with Francisco X. Stork

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Francisco X. Stork spent thirty-three years working at one job, but felt in his heart he was called to pursue another....
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Permission to Fail with Rachel Simmons

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Annmarie talks to author, educator, and executive coach Rachel Simmons about the importance of taking risks and exercising our “failure muscles.”...
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Your Black Friend, Fred Joseph

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Whether he’s empowering kids to see Black Panther or providing food and shelter to families during the pandemic, Frederick Joseph is an agent of ...
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The Last Day Of My First Life, with Katherine Standefer

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When Katherine Standefer woke up in a parking lot with gravel in her forehead, she knew her life would never be the same....
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Just Say YES with Emily Ford

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Annmarie talks to Emily about trail magic, the kindness of strangers, and how all of us are so much stronger than we realize....
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Finding Faith with Bunmi Laditan

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Annmarie and Bunmi discuss normalizing anxiety, how humor can be born from adversity, and how to survive when children turn our worlds upside-down...
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Introducing: Wild Precious Life with Annmarie Kelly

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Introducing: Wild Precious Life with Annmarie Kelly...
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