Soulful Series features award-winning authors who have written a memoir or non-fiction motivational book, and have an uplifting message to share.
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Mary T. Wagner
Mary Wagner shares her story about breaking her back and changing careers midlife. We had a fun chat about online dating, power tools, shoes, chocolate, and Mary leaves us with some profound advice. Her book When the Shoe Fits is inspirational and empowering. When a hard fall from a tall horse landed Mary T. Wagner—then a freelance writer and a soccer mom with four young children—in a body cast for three months with a broken back, she didn’t take it as a sign to ease back on the throttle. Instead, she changed careers, went to law school, took a job as a criminal prosecutor, and bought her first pair of spike heels. And THEN she started writing again. More than a dozen national and regional writing awards later, Wagner has compiled this “best of” collection of her inspiring and empowering essays from her first three books, and added a few more for good measure. Wagner’s earlier books, “Running with Stilettos,” “Heck on Heels” and “Fabulous in Flats,” earned recognition for humor, inspiration and memoir, and their kudos included both an Indie Excellence Award and a silver IPPY. Two were finalists in ForeWord Review’s Book of the Year Awards. Her legal experience has been similarly eclectic, ranging from handling speeding tickets to arguing cases before the Wisconsin Supreme Court…sometimes in the same week!
“Jen Mann had what appeared to be a perfect life: a successful career as a bestselling author and award-winning blogger, a devoted husband, teenage kids who weren’t total jerks, and a badass minivan. So imagine her surprise when, at forty-seven years old, a midlife crisis kicked her straight in the ladybits.” In this fun chat, bestselling author Jen Mann shares her thoughts on women in midlife and her amazing new book Midlife Bites: Anyone Else Falling Apart, Or Is It Just Me? Jen Mann is best known for her wildly popular and hysterical blog People I Want to Punch in the Throat. She has been described by many as Erma Bombeck―with f-bombs. Jen is known for her hilarious rants and funny observations on everything from parenting to gift-giving to celebrity behaviour to politics to Elves on Shelves. She does not suffer fools lightly. Jen is the author of the New York Times bestseller People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Competitive Crafters, Drop-Off Despots, and Other Suburban Scourges which was a Finalist for a Goodreads Reader’s Choice Award. She is also the mastermind behind the New York Times bestselling I Just Want to Pee Alone series. Her newest book is Midlife Bites: Anyone Else Falling Apart Or Is It Just Me? a smart, personal, darkly funny examination of what it’s like to be a woman at the crossroads of a midlife crisis. Jen is a married mother of two children whom she calls Gomer and Adolpha in her writings―she swears their real names are actually worse.
Jess Ekstrom, bestselling author of Chasing the Bright Side, shares incredible advice on embracing optimism and finding your purpose. Jess Ekstrom is the founder of Headbands of Hope, a company that donates headbands to kids with illnesses with every headband sold. Headbands of Hope has been featured on the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, QVC, The View and worn by celebrities like Kelsea Ballerini and Khloe Kardashian. More importantly, Headbands of Hope has donated over 1 million headbands, reaching every single children’s hospital in America and 22 countries.
After starting her company, she wanted to use her ups and her downs to help other women become valued as experts in their industry. In 2020, she started Bright Pages: a guided online journal for doers and creators.
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Jess is also the creator of online courses + communities for women to become paid keynote speakers and get book deals. Jess lives and travels full-time in her Airstream with her husband, Jake, and their 70 lb dog, Ollie.
William J. Peters
Author William J. Peters talks about his book At Heaven’s Door: What Shared Journeys to the After Life Teach About Dying Well and Living Better, his shared death and near-death experiences as well as the Shared Crossing Project.
William Peters is the author of At Heaven’s Door: What Shared Journeys to the Afterlife Teach About Dying Well and Living Better. He is the founder of the Shared Crossing Project and director of its Research Initiative. Recognized as a global leader in the field of shared death studies, he has spent decades studying end-of-life experiences. Previously, Peters worked as a hospice volunteer with the Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco and as a teacher and social worker in Central and South America. Practising grief and bereavement therapy, he holds degrees from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and UC Berkeley. His work on end-of-life is informed by his therapeutic work with individuals and families, personal experiences with death and dying across cultures, and his family’s own end-of-life journeys. For more information, please visit https://www.sharedcrossing.com
In this chat, Laurie James talks about her memoir Sandwiched. When Laurie was in her mid-forties, her mother had a heart attack and her husband’s lawyer delivered some shocking news–and she suddenly found herself sandwiched between caring for her parents, managing unruly caregivers, raising four teenage daughters, and trying to understand the choices of her husband she thought she knew.
Laurie James is a mother, caregiver, divorcée, turned author and transformative coach. She has successfully launched her four daughters into adulthood and has been the primary caretaker for her elderly parents. Laurie has learned through therapy and other healing programs that she has everything she needs within her to create the life she desires, and she wants to bring that knowledge to other women.
Tova Leigh talks about her exciting new book, You Did WHAT?: Secrets, Confessions and Outrageous Stories from Real Life.
Tova Leigh began her successful blog “My Thoughts About Stuff” in 2016 as a way to talk about parenting, body image and being free of boundaries. Tova’s up-front, humorous and honest message has earned her a loyal fanbase of over a million followers around the world. A former attorney, she is now an actor, film producer and digital creator, as well as the author of the international bestseller F*cked at 40.
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