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Your Daily Chocolate

Your Daily Chocolate

By Patty Deutsche
Tired of all the negativity and bad news in the world? This 5-10 minute weekly podcast will boost your mood. With funny stories, clean jokes and interviews with people who will inspire you — it’s like a bite of chocolate… feels good and it's good for you!
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Sentinels of Freedom with Mike Conklin
It's the Fourth of July and as we celebrate our country's freedom, we also think of the many men and women who have fought to protect it. Large numbers of those return from duty severely injured and sadly many of them don't get the help they need to get back to civilian life and thrive. Patty's guest today is Mike Conklin, and his mission is to change that. He is Chairman and CEO of Sentinels of Freedom, a non-profit helping wounded veterans complete their education and transition into successful post-military careers. Mike talks about how this all started and where the organization is today. Hear his incredible story of the first Sentinel in the program, some of his most memorable individuals that he's worked with, and why this work is so vital. This episode will fill you with pride, make your heart feel good, and may also make you shed a tear. Happy Fourth to everyone! Find out more about Sentinels of Freedom Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter at www.yourdailychocolate.com for extra content and all sorts of good stuff. If you like the show, please rate and review, or share it with anyone you think would like a little good news in their life. You can also subscribe to Your Daily Chocolate on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or your preferred platform.
30:34
July 04, 2022
Get Outside - Change Your Life with Amy Bushatz
Do you often get stuck inside all day? Work, cleaning, helping with the kids homework, the list goes on. Patty's guest today knows that taking even a short time outside every day, has huge benefits. Amy Bushatz believed this so much that she and her family moved to Alaska, sight-unseen to give them a chance to connect with the outdoors like they never had before. First - NO you do NOT need to move to Alaska or even out of the city. Amy makes it simple. Her motto is 'nature is wherever you are.' Whether its in the city or in a subdivision or out in the forest. She encourages everyone to take advantage of this nearby nature, in whatever form that might be for you. Daily outside time is like beginning any other activity, so schedule it, make it work for your daily life. It can be as little as 15 to 20 minutes a day. Creating this new habit could be the healthiest thing you ever do for your body and mind. Amy gives tips on how to keep it up, and more importantly how this habit has made such a huge improvement in her, and her family’s well-being. Listen to Amy’s podcast Humans Outside and take the 365 Challenge!! Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter at www.yourdailychocolate.com for extra content and all sorts of good stuff. If you like the show, please rate and review, or share it with anyone you think would like a little good news in their life. You can also subscribe to Your Daily Chocolate on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or your preferred platform.
20:50
June 27, 2022
What Really Matters with Dan Ashley
Patty welcomes a very special guest to the show. Dan Ashley is a journalist who has been on camera anchor and investigative reporter for ABC 7 news San Francisco, and is also an accomplished singer/songwriter. On this episode he talks about his background, why good news is so important in people's lives, some his most difficult, memorable, and favorite interviews, why journalism is so vital, and how to be a wise consumer of the news you watch and listen to. It's a show full of amazing stories, and elevating conversation that you won't want to miss.  Find out more about Dan Listen to Dan's music Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter at www.yourdailychocolate.com for extra content and all sorts of good stuff. If you like the show, please rate and review, or share it with anyone you think would like a little good news in their life. You can also subscribe to Your Daily Chocolate on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or your preferred platform.
28:36
June 20, 2022
Celebrating Fathers this Father's Day
Father's Day is coming up quickly, and Patty is here with special solo episode to show appreciation for dads everywhere. And also some funny stories and jokes. Patty shares some fun memories of her dad, one of which includes a pajamas and a shotgun! Then Patty tells some classic eye-rolling dad jokes to brighten your day.  Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter at www.yourdailychocolate.com for extra content and all sorts of good stuff. If you like the show, please rate and review, or share it with anyone you think would like a little good news in their life. You can also subscribe to Your Daily Chocolate on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or your preferred platform.
08:18
June 13, 2022
I'm Not Done with Patti Temple Rocks
Homophobia. Sexism. Racism. These are subjects that we hear a lot about in society, politics, schools, and the workplace. But how often do we hear about ageism? Today Patty welcomes another Patti to the show. Patti Temple Rocks, author and speaker, is here to talk about the subject… that no one talks about. Age has always been a bit taboo in most cultures. When it is spoken about, it’s often to make fun of or belittle those who are “over the hill.” But in companies across the globe, those same people are some of the most highly skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced employees that a company could ever hope to have. Patty and Patti have a conversation about how ageism effects men and women differently, how companies are actually losing money by not catering to older, more experienced employees, and how honesty in the interview process pays off. Find out more about Patti Read Patti’s book, I’m Not Done Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter at www.yourdailychocolate.com for extra content and all sorts of good stuff. If you like the show, please rate and review, or share it with anyone you think would like a little good news in their life. You can also subscribe to Your Daily Chocolate on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or your preferred platform.
25:14
June 06, 2022
Walking To A Better Life
Today Patty welcomes Helen Ryan, author, entrepreneur, and podcaster to the show. Helen had a very difficult and traumatic childhood. But you would never know it today. Through the volatile upbringing and personal and professional struggles in adulthood, she weathered the storms and walked out the other side, stronger, wiser, and more resilient. Helen attributes this to her stubbornness and her genes. Her grandparents lived in German occupied Norway and later came to the US and started a business and flourished. This ingrained toughness got her through unsuccessful business ventures, divorce and out the other side to where she is helping others in physical and mental health, nutrition, and motivation. Helen shares amazing and inspiring stories of her life and health transformation. Listen to Helen’s Walking and Talking with Helen podcast Her healthy lifestyle blog Read her books Instagram: https://instagram.com/realhelenmryan https://instagram.com/midlifecrisistraveller Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter at www.yourdailychocolate.com for extra content and all sorts of good stuff. If you like the show, please rate and review, or share it with anyone you think would like a little good news in their life. You can also subscribe to Your Daily Chocolate on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or your preferred platform.
16:33
May 30, 2022
Know Wine, No Snob with Mark Phillips
For those of you that enjoy wine, and have even delved into the wine world, you're familiar with the verbose snobbery that often comes along with it. What if there was a wine expert that kept it real? Wouldn't that be refreshing? Well Patty has a friend who does just that. Mark Phillips, TV show host, author, and former head of the Wine Tasting Association. He brings a relaxed, fun and, open attitude towards wine that you can imagine is frowned upon by the traditional "wine snobs" but is applauded by the millions of regular wine drinkers that just appreciate some common sense insight.  Patty and Mark talk about how butter can save a bad wine choice, why to avoid the expensive bottles, understanding wine terms, why to ignore the wine critics, how he started his progressive approach to wine which led to his own show on PBS, and his love of pickleball. Sit back, grab a glass of whatever you enjoy, and listen to this amazing episode.  Check out Mark's www.winetasting.org One of his favorite pastimes www.pickleballboulder.com And his #1 Amazon.com book: Swallow This Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter at www.yourdailychocolate.com for extra content and all sorts of good stuff. If you like the show, please rate and review, or share it with anyone you think would like a little good news in their life. You can also subscribe to Your Daily Chocolate on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or your preferred platform.
22:22
May 23, 2022
No Limits with Bob Coomber
You know those days, where you get some food, settle in on the couch and then see the tv remote on the side table fifteen feet away. You groan and think you don't even want to get up and get it? Well, when you hear from Patty's guest, Bob Coomber, it will change that type of attitude and give you a jolt of energy. Bob knew Patty when she was back in the third grade, and now Patty knows him as the world's most prolific wheelchair hiker in the world. He has summitted countless peaks setting records along the way, including reaching the top of the 14,246-foot White Mountain, California’s third-highest peak. Listen as he tells about first hikes, where he'd like to go next and just how he's able to do what he does. Bob is the model of motivation and inspiration. His story may help you take a different approach when you face your next tough obstacle. http://4wheelbob.com/ http://www.tritonemedia.com/4wheelbob/ https://www.ebparks.org/ https://www.wheelchairfoundation.org/ Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter at www.yourdailychocolate.com for extra content and all sorts of good stuff. If you like the show, please rate and review, or share it with anyone you think would like a little good news in their life. You can also subscribe to Your Daily Chocolate on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or your preferred platform.
23:41
May 16, 2022
Changing Lives One Child at a Time
It's always amazing to start your week off with some inspiration. Patty brings it on today's episode with her friend Elaine Taylor, founder of the Taylor Family Foundation. It started through a passionate heart, and wanting to rock babies with AIDS in the 1980's. Her passion, drive and commitment grew into opening a camp for children with the same disease. As AIDS began coming under control, the camp broadened their vision to include children with all different types of challenges. They now have 31 different programs serving over 3000 kids. This episode will do your heart good.  Find out more about Taylor Family Foundation Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter at www.yourdailychocolate.com for extra content and all sorts of good stuff. If you like the show, please rate and review, or share it with anyone you think would like a little good news in their life. You can also subscribe to Your Daily Chocolate on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or your preferred platform.
21:44
May 09, 2022
Celebrating Moms on Mother's Day
Mother's Day is fast approaching and Patty is here to sing the praises of mothers everywhere. She talks about what makes moms so great, shares some wonderful stories about her mom, and also gives some funny quotes that pretty much every mother, everywhere has said at one time or another. Laugh along with this heartwarming episode and share it with a sibling or parent during this Mother's Day time.  Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter at www.yourdailychocolate.com for extra content and all sorts of good stuff. If you like the show, please rate and review, or share it with anyone you think would like a little good news in their life. You can also subscribe to Your Daily Chocolate on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or your preferred platform.
08:59
May 02, 2022
Building an Empire with Eleni Gianopulos
What better guest have on Your Daily Chocolate than a cookie baker. And not just any cookie baker, but Eleni Gianopulos, CEO and Baker-in-Chief at Eleni's New York. Patty welcomes Eleni to talk about how she got into the cookie business, and began selling at the Chelsea Market in New York. She shares what it took to go from that small market to now producing over 20 million cookies a year, and gives advice if you are thinking of starting your own business. She also dishes on her secret recipes, and their amazing and imaginative cookie collection's. Make sure to listen for your chance to win some Eleni's cookies of your own for Mother's Day!! Find out more about Eleni's New York Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter at www.yourdailychocolate.com for extra content and all sorts of good stuff. If you like the show, please rate and review, or share it with anyone you think would like a little good news in their life. You can also subscribe to Your Daily Chocolate on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or your preferred platform.
17:00
April 25, 2022
Passion For the Arts
Singing, writing, photography, acting, composing, today's guest does it all, and she's here on the show today! Clare Harper has known Patty for a long time, and the two have reconnected to share stories from her start as a child in school plays, to her varied and successful career on stage, screen, radio, and corporate spokesperson. You will delight in Clare's energy and passion for creating, along with some fun anecdotes, silly accents, and future goals. Happy Monday!! Find out more about Clare! Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter at www.yourdailychocolate.com for extra content and all sorts of good stuff. If you like the show, please rate and review, or share it with anyone you think would like a little good news in their life. You can also subscribe to Your Daily Chocolate on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or your preferred platform. 
17:38
April 18, 2022
A Very Funny Easter
Today's episode is here and it's just to make you laugh. Nothing more. Kinda nice right? Patty welcomes her daughter to the show, and the two go back and forth trying to one up each other with Easter jokes. Listen and find out how you can get your own list of Easter jokes to use if you'll be gathering with friends and family. Hoppy Easter!! Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter at www.yourdailychocolate.com for extra content and all sorts of good stuff. If you like the show, please rate and review, or share it with anyone you think would like a little good news in their life. You can also subscribe to Your Daily Chocolate on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or your preferred platform.
13:47
April 11, 2022
Golf (and Life) Lessons
As many listeners know, Patty is an avid golfer. Today she welcomes Tom Rezendes, the PGA Pro golf instructor that helped Patty sharpen her game. And while this episode is about golf and looking forward to The Master's tournament, it's also about more than that. It's about pivoting throughout your life and career, while still following your passion. It's about the importance of turning to coaches or mentors when you really want to commit to becoming better. And if you're a golfer, you may also pick up some useful tips from Tom during the show.  Find out more about Tom and Norcal Golf Academy Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter at www.yourdailychocolate.com for extra content and all sorts of good stuff. If you like the show, please rate and review, or share it with anyone you think would like a little good news in their life. You can also subscribe to Your Daily Chocolate on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or your preferred platform.
18:54
April 04, 2022
April Fool's Day!
Just a few days until April Fool's Day! Patty is making this one very special. She has invited her mom onto the show to talk about pranks that were pulled on her by Patty's father. Patty then tells an April Fool's story of her own where her dad got a little payback. Don't miss this funny and sweet episode that will brighten your Monday.  Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter at www.yourdailychocolate.com for extra content and all sorts of good stuff. If you like the show, please rate and review, or share it with anyone you think would like a little good news in their life. You can also subscribe to Your Daily Chocolate on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or your preferred platform.
06:41
March 28, 2022
Pivoting to Health and Wellness
Today Patty welcomes her friend Cayle Alldredge, Health and Wellness Coach and host of the Healthier Habits For Busy Families podcast. Cayle ran a successful massage therapy business, but when Covid hit, it also hit the business. It made her rethink things and make some very big changes. Not only did she make a complete change professionally, but she overhauled the way her family approached eating, exercise and taking care of themselves. This turned into a thriving venture of its own, where Cayle teaches others how to do the same, and transform their lives for the better.  Check out Cayle's podcast here! Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter at www.yourdailychocolate.com for extra content and all sorts of good stuff. If you like the show, please rate and review, or share it with anyone you think would like a little good news in their life. You can also subscribe to Your Daily Chocolate on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or your preferred platform.
14:28
March 21, 2022
Mindset Matters
You know those times where things don't go as you'd planned? Our maybe you have an embarrassing situation. How do you react? Today's guest is Mesha McKittrick, mindset coach and creator of the podcast Mindset Check. Her passion is teaching people that they have more power than they think they do. She believes that when we live inspired, it causes us to take actions that we otherwise would not have taken. Mesha starts the podcast with two hilarious stories that could have been mortifying, and ties this to the subject of mindset. It will make you think about how you view life and everyday difficulties or mistakes that we make along the way. She ends with wonderful joke to remind us that laughter is vital for our health and wellbeing. Listen, relax, and laugh a little.  Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter at www.yourdailychocolate.com for extra content and all sorts of good stuff. If you like the show, please rate and review, or share it with anyone you think would like a little good news in their life. You can also subscribe to Your Daily Chocolate on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or your preferred platform.
17:35
March 14, 2022
Compassion Changes Lives
Today's episode is deep, funny and touching. Patty welcomes her friend Sandy Sheesley to the show, and by the end, you will wish she was your friend too. Sandy talks about her beginnings in law enforcement, and her time working in jails and interacting with inmates. She approached her very difficult job differently than many others working at the jail. She led with kindness and understanding, which many of the inmates probably rarely received in their lives. She was fortunate enough to see the outcome of that compassion years later.  Patty's rapid fire questions are excellent and there's an hilarious bonus story near the end of the show where Sandy recalls saving some very cute little lives.  Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter at www.yourdailychocolate.com for extra content and all sorts of good stuff. If you like the show, please rate and review, or share it with anyone you think would like a little good news in their life. You can also subscribe to Your Daily Chocolate on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or your preferred platform.
18:11
March 07, 2022
Crazy Dentist
Start your day today with a funny, and odd story from Patty and her trip to a dentist that was... let's just say, a little different. Enjoy! Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter at www.yourdailychocolate.com for extra content and all sorts of good stuff. If you like the show, please rate and review, or share it with anyone you think would like a little good news in their life. You can also subscribe to Your Daily Chocolate on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or your preferred platform.
07:04
February 28, 2022
Leading With Heart with Georgie Alexander
Patty and her special guest Georgiana (Georgie) Alexander are here to deliver an inspiring and uplifting episode. Georgie is CEO and Founder of Chaos & Calm, a global wellness community & lifestyle brand. She is a Wellness, Business, and Transformation Expert, whose unique perspective & coaching style combines leadership strategy, science, and spirituality to help you learn how to access, define, and reach every single goal and desire that you have (known and unknown) for your business, finances, relationships, and health. She talks about how she got her start in understanding business and strategy from a young age, her first business ventures partnering with her family, and then breaking out on her own. The overarching theme of her story always returns to lifting up others. It's about community, balance, leading with heart, sharing our gifts, and propelling people to their fullest potential.  Go now and listen to Georgie's new podcast "In The Calm"  Connect to Your Community & Georgie: www.ChaosCalm.com ITC COMMUNITY INSTAGRAM GEORGIE Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter at www.yourdailychocolate.com for extra content and all sorts of good stuff. If you like the show, please rate and review, or share it with anyone you think would like a little good news in their life. You can also subscribe to Your Daily Chocolate on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or your preferred platform.
17:47
February 21, 2022
Buddy's Big Adventure
Today Patty is joined by her friend Tanya ter Keurs with an incredible, almost unbelievable story. It begins with a simple trip to a job fair and turns into a magnificent adventure that comes full circle. It is both fateful and heartwarming. It's a tale so good that you might even want to claim it as your own and tell your friends it happened to you.  Check out Tanya's new podcast Thriving In Healthcare! Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter at www.yourdailychocolate.com for extra content and all sorts of good stuff. If you like the show, please rate and review, or share it with anyone you think would like a little good news in their life. You can also subscribe to Your Daily Chocolate on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or your preferred platform.
12:19
February 14, 2022
Life is Sweet with Hofssi Chocolates
As Valentine's Day approaches, two things usually come to mind - love and chocolate! And today's show is about the love of chocolate. Patty's guest is founder and master chocolatier of Hofssi Chocolates, Linda Hofmeister. Linda and Patty talk about how she changed her life and career and started being a chocolatier, how Patty found her amazing products, tips on picking the right candies, and a bittersweet story of Linda's first valentine.  PLUS! Listen for details at the end of the show for a chance to a win a box of Hofssi Chocolates Find out more about Linda Hofmeister & Hofssi Chocolates www.hofssi.com  
11:23
February 07, 2022
Email Forwarding
Today’s serving of Your Daily Chocolate features an anecdote that could give you a new perspective on email forwards. Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter at www.yourdailychocolate.com for extra content and all sorts of good stuff. If you like the show, please rate and review, or share it with anyone you think would like a little good news in their life. You can also subscribe to Your Daily Chocolate on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or your preferred platform.
04:41
January 31, 2022
Picture a Better World with Asa Mathat
Your Daily Chocolate is joined today by Asa Mathat, a photographer of over 30 years, whose work features a wide range of leaders across business, society, politics, and more. Asa is also one of the most giving souls you could ever hope to meet, and is the founder of the ASA Foundation, a non-profit that brings “awareness and empowerment to the unseen, the underrepresented, and especially low-income young people, to succeed in a world driven by technology.” In this episode, Asa shares with us why he’s grateful every day, who inspires him, and how his creativity and photography brought him out of a tough upbringing. Follow Asa on Twitter & Instagram Check out Asa’s Photography Website And The ASA Foundation https://www.asa.foundation/ Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter at www.yourdailychocolate.com for extra content and all sorts of good stuff. If you like the show, please rate and review, or share it with anyone you think would like a little good news in their life. You can also subscribe to Your Daily Chocolate on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or your preferred platform.
25:13
January 24, 2022
Italian Surprise
If you need a laugh today, Patty is here with a funny, heartwarming and a slightly awkward story about an experience in Naples Italy. Let’s just say she found herself in the middle of something she didn’t expect. Enjoy! Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter at www.yourdailychocolate.com for extra content and all sorts of good stuff. If you like the show, please rate and review, or share it with anyone you think would like it. You can also subscribe to Your Daily Chocolate on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts.
03:36
January 17, 2022
Making Wishes Come True with Betsy Biern
Welcome to Your Daily Chocolate. As we reflect on the holiday season, spreading joy and thoughtful gifts, what more special gift can there be than making a wish come true for a child that has been dealt some difficult challenges in their young lives? No one knows this better than today's guest. Patty welcomes Betsy Biern, CEO of Make a Wish Greater Bay Area Foundation. Betsy shares how inspiration from her father led her to the non-profit path, and how her mission is not just limited to Make a Wish, but also helping other non-profits focus their vision and achieve their goals as well. Betsy discusses some heartwarming success stories, some misconceptions about who her organization serves, and some of the best ways that community leaders, businesses, and people just like you can help make a difference in children's lives.   Find out more about Betsy Biern and Make a Wish Greater Bay Area Foundation
19:50
January 10, 2022
Your Daily Chocolate Trailer
I'm recording lots of episodes right now and the Podcast will be launching on January 10.  Get ready for some funny stories and interviews with a world-renowned photographer, someone who is in the "hope and joy" business and a former prison guard...among others.  To be reminded of the launch and get all the latest info, be sure to subscribe at www.yourdailychocolate.com.
01:40
November 30, 2021