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Your Daily Chocolate

By Patty Deutsche

Tired of all the negativity and bad news in the world? This brief 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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Or, or And? with Leah Remillet
Or, or And? with Leah Remillet
Today's guest started a highly successful organization with hard work, agility, and prioritizing the things that matter most.  Leah talks about the long hours she would put in to build her profitable business, but saw the time with her husband and family crumble. She knew that she had to make a change, but she didn’t want to make it a choice between a “happy marriage OR a profitable business.” She wanted both. She learned to schedule the most important things in her life first. She arranged her true priorities at the top, but still left room for spontaneity. Her success didn’t start easily. She was diagnosed with both dyslexia and ADHD. Leah knew that she learned differently. She turned these disadvantages on their head and used them to push herself to both learn and execute in new and unique ways. Fortunately, those skills are exactly what entrepreneurship and running your own business requires. Leah also explains the importance of time-blocking and scheduling in order to give yourself chunks of time back to your life which is the difference between feeling frazzled and feeling fulfilled. She also discusses the important life lessons she learned while taking a year to travel with her family. Find out more about Leah below LeahRemillet.com  //  Instagram.com/leahremillet  // Facebook.com/leahremillet Master Class;   https://leahremillet.com/free Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter at 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.
33:31
December 05, 2022
Relax, Have Fun, Gain Confidence with Tamara Pflug
Relax, Have Fun, Gain Confidence with Tamara Pflug
No matter who you are, there is probably some area of your life where you feel you could use a boost of confidence. Today Patty welcomes an extraordinary guest, Tamara Pflug, a fun and confidence coach! She didn’t start with the confidence she has today. She was caught up in people-pleasing and caring too much about what other people would think of her. One of the most important parts of her style is that fun is in the forefront. She reminds us that life is too short not to be more relaxed and light-hearted. Having fun and being more relaxed sounds easy, but there is hard work to do when you are trying to change patterns and your mindset that you’ve held for such a long time. She gives a glimpse of the 8 thoughts she teaches her clients to integrate into their thinking. Thoughts create feelings, and in turn, actions. Patty discusses the trick of using the strengths you have in one area of your life and adopting those into areas you feel you are not doing as well. They also ask the question, are we raising our kids with false confidence? And Patty and Tamara hatch a questionable plan to get paid to travel and study chocolate. Find out more about Tamara: Website: https://personal-development-zone.com/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/get-confident-get-happy-podcast/id1450796201?mt=2&app=podcast Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/tamaraconfidencecoach/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tamara.fun.confidence.coach/ Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@tamara.confidence.coach 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.
28:41
November 28, 2022
Rekindle Your Connection with Diana Indries
Rekindle Your Connection with Diana Indries
After years of marriage or being committed to a partner, there can be times when we feel some drifting apart, and not feeling as connected. The usual remedy is better communication and opening up about the changes in our lives - but it can be difficult to initiate. Today's guest Diana Indries, Creator and CEO of Better Topics, has spent years perfecting a fun and effective game to kickstart this process, and achieve real, meaningful results.  Diana began her career as a manager in the one of the UK’s largest hospital trusts. It was… a job. But she was inspired by her husband’s energy and love for his work, and decided to do something different. This is when the Better Topics Card Game for Couples was born. She admits that relationships were something she felt she wasn’t always good at, so she dove into research and learning on what creates strong bonds with couples. She knew what worked for her and her husband, and she saw other “couples games” that were far too simplistic or kind of silly. She discusses the unique aspects of the game, and how it can reignite the spark that was there in the early stages when people were first getting to know each other. It also has a variety of questions to keep it light and fun along with deeper, more insightful questions. Diana also announces their newest game, Better Topics, The Dating Game. It helps people who are in the dating phase to discover themselves and what they really want from a potential partner. The traits that you can appreciate and grow with, and red flags that might give you some pause. Diana says that it could help to bypass years of bad dating. She recounts some of the feedback from all over the world of how it has helped people to connect and grow the bond with their partners, and how it gives her the inspiration to keep going and helping others. Diana has helped thousands of couples in over 170 different countries improve their relationship and communicate more effectively whilst still having fun by playing the Better Topics Game for Couples. A game that encourages couples to have those much-needed deep conversations, but with the fun and light-heartedness of a game. The best part is that Better Topics is a repeatable game, so couples can play this over and over again. Find out more by visiting: https://www.bettertopics.com/  And find all of Diana's social media links at the bottom of the homepage Help to bring the new game to life! Kickstarter Campaign: Better Topics The Dating Game by Diana Indries — Kickstarter Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter at 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.
28:48
November 21, 2022
Purpose, Future, Vision, and Possibility with Kimberly Spencer
Purpose, Future, Vision, and Possibility with Kimberly Spencer
Many of us have had struggles, and followed a much more winding path than we first imagined, and that is true of today’s guest Kimberly Spencer, best-selling author, podcaster, and high performance coach. Her winding path came from her ability to follow her intuition. She credits her parents being entrepreneurs as helping her to have a “go for it” attitude, to go with her gut, and be open to taking risks. She started out wanting to pursue acting and the arts, and instead of going the college route, she jumped into more hands-on acting programs. Through networking and hard work, she even got the chance to write her own feature film which is now on Netflix. In order to break out on her own, she started teaching Pilates, and her attitude, optimism, and grit led her to become a top instructor.  During this time, she was able to gain new perspectives and ways of thinking which she took to heart and began to change the direction of her own life through mindset and values and deeper understanding of herself. After a short stint in e-commerce, she decided to put all her strengths to use and began her own high performance coaching company - Crown Yourself. She shares the many lessons that she learned along the way and is gracious enough to share some free tips to grow both personally and professionally by creating a winning success strategy, and the number one thing that is the foundation of all success. You don’t want to miss it!! Website: https://crownyourself.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crownyourselfnow Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/crownyourself/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/crownyounow Twitter: https://twitter.com/realkimspencer Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crownyourself.now/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/kimberly.spencer TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@crownyourself.now Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/crownyourself Youtube: https://youtube.com/c/crownyourself Linked In:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimberlyspencer-crownyourself/ Company Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/company/crown-yourself-enterprises 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.
39:43
November 14, 2022
You Are The Person That You’re Looking to Become Terry Tucker
You Are The Person That You’re Looking to Become Terry Tucker
Today’s guest Terry Tucker has played many roles in his life, marketing executive, police officer, SWAT Team negotiator, and basketball coach to name a few. But he never expected to have the role of cancer patient. Terry talks about all rollercoaster of emotions that occurred after his diagnosis, and then finally choosing to come to terms with it and fight for his life, and then work to inspire others. Terry is the author of 'Sustainable Excellence: The Ten Principles to Leading Your Uncommon and Extraordinary Life.' Terry is kind enough to talk about a few of those principles and how it can change your outlook, put the gifts you have to the best use, and make your life and those around you better. He also explains the 40% rule and his 4 truths, which could give you a whole new perspective on how much farther you can push yourself when times get tough. He continues this daily with his blog called Motivational Check. This merely scratches the surface of the wisdom and advice that Terry brings, along with great stories like playing against Michael Jordan. Motivational Check: https://www.motivationalcheck.com/ Sustainable Excellence Membership: sustainableexcellencemembership.com LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/terry-tucker-9b5605179/ Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/motivationalcheck Twitter:  https://mobile.twitter.com/terrytucker201 Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/sustainableexcellenceauthor/ Sustainable Excellence, Ten Principles to Leading Your Uncommon and Extraordinary Life - Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08GLGVTVS Terry Tucker is a motivational speaker, author, and international podcast guest on the topics of motivation, mindset, and self-development. He has a business administration degree from The Citadel (where he played NCAA Division I college basketball) and a master’s degree from Boston University. In his professional career, Terry has been a marketing executive, a hospital administrator, a SWAT Team Hostage Negotiator, a high school basketball coach, a business owner, a motivational speaker, and for the past ten years, a cancer warrior (which has resulted in the amputation of his foot in 2018 and his leg in 2020). He is the author of the book, Sustainable Excellence, Ten Principles To Leading Your Uncommon and Extraordinary Life, and the developer of the Sustainable Excellence Membership. Terry has also been featured in Authority, Thrive Global, and Human Capital Leadership magazines. 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.
30:36
November 07, 2022
You Don’t Have To Finish To Start with Joe LeValley
You Don’t Have To Finish To Start with Joe LeValley
Patty continues to bring impressive, high-profile guests on the show. Today she welcomes, author Joe LeValley to the show to discuss his amazing journey of becoming a successful crime fiction author late in life. He began as a daily newspaper reporter, covering lots of crime cases including murders, which planted seeds in his mind about trying to write a crime novel. He then switched to working in communications in healthcare, but still writing in his free time, he decided to take a crack at that novel. Then children and job promotions came along, leaving the half-written novel collecting dust. But an idea for an amazing twist ending, and a snarky comment by a co-worker, spurred him on to finish it. The rest is history. It took Joe 33 years to finish his first book, and just 33 days to write the next one. Both won awards and received glowing reviews, and his humble approach and advice to young authors is down to earth and simple – there is no one way to do it. He describes the origins of the main character of his stories, his night on stage with The Who, his advice on how to get yourself out of a slump, how to approach writing a book, and the night he made Bill Murray laugh. josephlevalley.com. Facebook: @josephlevalleyauthormusician Twitter: @josephlevalley IG: @josephlevalley Find all of Joe's Books 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.
34:07
October 31, 2022
Succeeding Against All Odds with Dr. Katrina Nguyen
Succeeding Against All Odds with Dr. Katrina Nguyen
You may think you had some hard times growing up. You may think you just don’t have enough time during the day to get it all done. Today’s guest will help to bring all those things into perspective. Patty welcomes Dr. Katrina Nguyen to the show to share her incredible story. As a toddler and the youngest child of eight, Katrina came with her family to America from Vietnam on her father’s fishing boat, coming close to death a couple times along the way. Her parents had little to no formal learning and encouraged her to pursue education in the U.S., and she did just that. Her interest in science bloomed in middle school, culminating in college where she began to study medicine, before becoming a pediatric gastroenterologist. She is not only a doctor, but has started a nonprofit to help tackle the childhood obesity issue. She helps community organizations to bring nutritional education and experiences to families and encourage healthy lifestyle changes. She’s written one book and is about to publish another on coping with loss and grief, and she is a speaker as well. So you may say she has her plate full. You will be uplifted and inspired by Katrina’s commitment, compassion, and drive. Enjoy! Find out more about Dr. Katrina Nguyen below www.mdkatrina.com https://www.facebook.com/kimdoan.k.nguyen https://www.instagram.com/mdkatrina/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/mdkatrina/ 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.
21:19
October 24, 2022
The Business of Art with Linda Riesenberg Fisler
The Business of Art with Linda Riesenberg Fisler
Art evokes passion and feeling and transporting you to another place. But artists aren't always born - they are often made. Along they way, they may have find themselves in very unartistic circumstances. Today's guest is artist, Linda Riesenberg Fisler. While working at Proctor and Gamble she had some very... Interesting roles, but after reaching management, she set off on a new direction that changed her life completely.  Feeling the pull of her creative side, Linda headed to USC for film, and then visual arts. She moved from Proctor and Gamble to becoming a professional painter. She explains that there are millions of artists all vying for your attention and money, but she knew that to be successful as an artist, it takes more than artistic talent. You need to have a marketing plan. To make a living as an artist, you need to have business skills to go along with your creative skills. Linda even co-founded a non-profit to teach artists how to be more business-centric.  She discusses the process of marketing yourself vs. going with an agent, how to treat your art as a product and not one of your children, how anyone can become an artist, and how to avoid scams. Find out about Linda’s Artistic Harmonies Association Buy Linda’s art 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.
37:18
October 17, 2022
Recapturing The Color In Our Lives with Thomas and Landa Penisten
Recapturing The Color In Our Lives with Thomas and Landa Penisten
Remember the days of your youth, when everything was new, exciting, and bright? What if you could recapture even a part of that again in your life now? Patty brings you a duo today that may just make it possible. Thomas and Landa Penisten, creators of the hit book, A Time For Colors: A Book About Joy, join the show. The beauty of this book is that it crosses all generations. Children, adult parents, and the elderly. Everyone finds something true, real and meaningful from it. Thomas talks about how as we grow older we build up all these negative emotions that dim the colors in our life. It’s about pushing away sadness, anxiety, and fear and taking a chance on letting it go and embracing happiness. The message is recapturing the joy and discovery of being a child, where everything is new and there is nothing but living in the moment. They discuss their outreach work, and what projects are coming next. Don’t miss this heartwarming, joyful and inspirational episode. Husband and wife Author Team, Thomas and Landa Penisten have written a beautifully illustrated and stirring story that reminds us to never lose wonder and gratitude for the simple joys in life called A Time For Color, A Book About Joy.  Thomas and Landa believe a good story is one that sends a positive message and evokes emotion and reflection. They hope readers will relate to the story and recognize the importance of feeling gratitude, joy, and living in the present, and have their own feelings validated. Thomas tries to capture emotion when illustrating by drawing on the outlooks as he remembers as a child and also the challenges and losses everyone faces throughout their lives. https://www.gammaburstbooks.com https://www.facebook.com/gammaburstbooks https://www.instagram.com/gamma_burst_books Buy: https://www.amazon.com/Time-Color-Book-About-Joy/dp/B09WKL5QXW https://www.gammaburstbooks.com/buy https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-time-for-color-tom-j-penisten/1141291940 Go Fund Me Page for A Time For Color Initiative https://gofund.me/07130df2 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.
23:10
October 10, 2022
Healing Veterans at Briarwood Cattle Farm with Marvin Frink
Healing Veterans at Briarwood Cattle Farm with Marvin Frink
When treating veterans with PTSD, your first thought is probably not farms or cows. But today’s guest is changing lives using just those things. Patty welcomes Marvin Frink, wounded veteran and owner/operator of Briarwood Cattle Farm in North Carolina. Marvin begins the episode by explaining the physical setup of the farm that is uniquely designed to be comfortable for veterans with PTSD. He then explains how it isn’t just working with the animals, but talking with them, leading them, and allowing people to open up in a trusted environment. He strives to be an example to veterans that may be hesitant or too proud for help, to be the one that says its ok to be vulnerable, because it will lead to a more peaceful life. He talks about how his wife and children are really the heartbeat of the farm and is so grateful and thankful to have them by his side. He gives great insight on the program Wounded Warriors Talk, and how it has helped him tremendously to feel accepted and understood. Because October is Suicide Prevention Month, Marvin has some heartfelt words to those that are struggling, and some advice on how to set boundaries to avoid putting undo stress on yourself and preventing feelings of failure or rejection. Check out the links below for more information and how to connect with Marvin Frink www.briarwoodcattlefarm.com Facebook InstaGram TikTok Twitter 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.
28:11
October 03, 2022
Resilience, Accountability, Awareness, and Lots of Laughs with Marklyn Johnson
Resilience, Accountability, Awareness, and Lots of Laughs with Marklyn Johnson
Get ready to have some fun today with today’s guest. Comedian, author, and motivational speaker Marklyn Johnson joins the show. This high energy episode will keep you thinking and laughing the whole way through. Marklyn begins by talking about his childhood upbringing and the role of his no-nonsense father that helped him to grow and learn through a bit of tough love and building resilience. He gets into his issues with authority, not fitting in to the corporate mold, and not liking being told what to do. He explains his start in stand up and podcasting after realizing the lack of talent on the radio. The conversation turns to his work with motivating kids, and the issues that technology, coupled with unengaged parents can bring. He talks about the approach that many parents use now to motivate, prepare, and strengthen our children for the future. While some of it is positive, a lot of it is failing them. They discuss the overwhelming tendency for each generation to continue with the actions and aspirations of the family and surroundings they grew up in, and how wealth usually begets wealth and poor begets poor. This type of generational cycle is also very dependent on race. Marklyn reiterates the importance of teaching our kids personal accountability, financial awareness, and pushing them to aspire to greater things. Website https://marklynspeaks.com/marklyn-speaks/ LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/marklyn-johnson-a2a4268 Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MisterDirectJusReal/videos/?ref=page_internal Instagram https://instagram.com/MisterDirect Check out Marklyn's books: Facebook Conversations: The Good, The Funny, The Ugly Lessons From a Sh*t Talker 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.
31:10
September 26, 2022
Know Yourself Through Intentional Gratitude with Deborah Hawkins
Know Yourself Through Intentional Gratitude with Deborah Hawkins
So many times in life we can get in a rut, get down, feel angry or upset about our situation. The fact is that everyone feels this way from time to time, but what if there was a way to set your life on a new path simply through gratitude. It's a bit more complex than that, so Patty has brought on a wonderful guest to really dive into the subject and how you can benefit from it.  Deborah Hawkins, author, blogger, and coach isn't your run-of-the-mill, over-the-top, rah rah!!!! type coach. She grew up with trauma, had difficulty in relationships and careers. During one particular low point, she decided to start writing things down that she was grateful for. With that, her outlook lifted and, as a writer, it gave her reason to write again.  Deborah explains the distinction between a listed journal of things you’re grateful for and intentional gratitude journaling. One of those truly lets us discover more of who we are and our view of the world. She talks about some of the main themes that came out over her years of journaling that expose the things that are most important in her life, like belonging, adventure and forgiveness.  Deborah also expresses how she doesn’t use gratitude to cover up or push away bad feelings or grieving. She reminds us that in every low time, it’s ok to both feel those feelings and appreciate something in our life that is good. She also gives some concrete tips of how to start down the road of gratitude, how to be in the moment by boiling down the essence of what you value. The journey can take time but is life changing; it allows you to carry on more confidently and love yourself more fully. Check out more about today's guest! website: https://nosmallthing.net Current Titles Page (link to Amazon): https://nosmallthing.net/main/books/#current-titles facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/NoSmallThingMindfulMeditations Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nosmallthingdeborahh/ linkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deborah-hawkins-08958012/ Linktr/ee: https://linktr.ee/gratefuldeb Coming Soon  “The Best Of No Small Thing — Mindful Meditations: Yes, It’s a Wonderful Life Helium for Your Heart: Elevate Your Outlook with Intentional Gratitude is a two, one-hour, zoom enabled introduction to Intentional Gratitude.  Start compiling your own list of personal gratitude themes and learn a process that can empower you to re-set your own mood and live with greater joy and confidence. Take 20% off when you register for September 29th and October 6th class or November 10th and 17th class. subscribe to the newsletter at www.yourdailychocolate.com please rate, review, and share the show with anyone you think would like a little good news in their life.
28:16
September 19, 2022
Fighting The Good Fight with Bee Bloeser
Fighting The Good Fight with Bee Bloeser
What better way to start the week than with a story of a strong determined woman that helped her husband save tens of millions of lives? Patty delivers with her amazing guest Bee Bloeser. Bee is a speaker and the author of the incredible book, ‘VACCINES & BAYONETS: Fighting Smallpox in Africa amid Tribalism, Terror and the Cold War'. She recounts her memories and experiences of her family, including her two children, during their time in Western Africa helping to eradicate smallpox. She talks about the desperation, death and disfigurement that the disease brings. But also the absolutely incredible work that her husband did to save so many lives. On one particular day, their organization administered 750,000 vaccines!! Yes you read that right. Before their mission was completed they reached one hundred million doses in just three and a half years! During this time Bee and her family experienced tremendous hardship in an area that was ruled by a brutal authoritarian government. There were many dangers all around them, and they had to do and discuss things that made their kids grow up faster than they would have liked. Through it all, she helped to change the destiny of a continent. Amazingly after all these years, Bee is working to go back to Africa to volunteer and help people again. If you’re feeling down and defeated right now, this story will inoculate you of that, and energize you to keep on fighting! Buy Bee’s Book Learn more about Bee and the amazing work she is doing 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.
29:11
September 12, 2022
Digital Detox with Mike Jacobus
Digital Detox with Mike Jacobus
Our electronic devices help us in many ways every day. They also distract and consume too much of our time many days. When it comes to kids and devices, it’s a much more difficult circumstance. Kids with appropriately set guidelines and rules can go about their day productively, but some children find themselves easily sucked into a device addiction which can wreak havoc on their sleep, diet, behavior, and social growth. Fortunately, Patty knows someone who can help. She welcomes Mike Jacobus, a career Camp Director and youth-development specialist, internationally recognized author, child-development professional, and outdoor education guru. Mike created the Reset Summer Camp, the first of its kind anywhere. It’s a 4-week digital detox program, helping kids and families to break away from the grip of devices and gaming in particular. At the end of camp, it even includes both individual and family therapy to ensure the lessons they have learned continue after going home. He talks about the feelings the kids have coming into the camp, the change he sees over the four weeks, the process of being accepted into the program, the dynamics with the parents of campers, some of the difficulties and some of the great success stories of kids that are more balanced, happy and successful. Mike has been spotlighted on both the Today Show and Bloomberg, and is currently planning on expansion of this amazing program. Find out more: www.resetsummercamp.com https://www.facebook.com/resetsummercamp https://www.instagram.com/resetsummer 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.
26:17
September 05, 2022
Big Stories Through Little People with Andrew Malcolm
Big Stories Through Little People with Andrew Malcolm
You've come to listen for good news and inspiring stories. Well today, Patty's guest has both of those in spades. Andrew Malcolm is an author, father, and veteran foreign and national correspondent with long experience at the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and currently writing a weekly national politics column at RedState.com among other topics.  Today Andrew utilizes his exemplary story telling and gives us a glimpse into some of his most memorable assignments, relationships and connections he's made along the way. From leading the caravan for the Olympic torch, or the day in the life of a Holiday Inn, an odd encounter with a dairy farmer at the site of the Battle of Waterloo, a cowboy riding from Mexico to Canada, an expatriate running a floating grocery store in Borneo, to interviewing a naked Mohammed Ali!! The list goes on and on. It’s a pleasure to hear Andrew relate these stories in a way where you feel like you are almost there. He recounts other lessons learned along the way during his career, and shares the experience that taught him to never leave anything unsaid. Please be sure to share this with others, rate and review! It's a simple thing that keeps the show growing!  Find out and connect with Andrew: RedState National Politics Columnist https://redstate.com/author/andrewmalcolm Facebook:  AMalcolmTwitter:  @AHMalcolm Instagram: AndrewMalcolmTOT 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.
32:12
August 29, 2022
Preserving Beauty with Linus Eukel
Preserving Beauty with Linus Eukel
For those of us that live in cities or the suburbs, it’s always so gratifying to see and be able to visit large, picturesque preserved natural areas. Patty’s guest today is someone that works every day to ensure those spaces are kept safe for communities in California’s East Bay area. Linus Eukel is the Executive Director of the John Muir Land Trust. He oversees a budget of 50 million dollars, and the group has now preserved almost 4000 acres of land in the area. Linus discusses the mission of the trust, the different ways they acquire land, how they are funded, some of the most surprising donations, the importance of preserving these lands permanently, some of his favorite projects he’s worked on, the opportunities that are opened up to the public, including educational opportunities, and what projects are currently underway with John Muir Land Trust. It’s a fascinating look into a subject that many of us may not even realize the importance of as we go about our daily lives. But it is key in making the places we live more beautiful, livable and enjoyable.
31:56
August 22, 2022
My Journey To Ageless with Ruth Yunker
My Journey To Ageless with Ruth Yunker
There is one universal truth we all can agree on. We all grow older. Today Patty welcomes author, humorist, and memoirist, Ruth Yunker to talk about living vivaciously no matter your age. Ruth discusses the importance of staying curious and trying new things. She is taking on new sports and even going back to sports she did as a kid, while also trying her hand at modeling, She continues explaining the benefits of exercise both physically and mentally, and how therapy can keep you in a place of beneficial personal discovery. She also talks about how many people who are getting older can easily take on the role of victim, but it’s up to you to control that self-perception and your mindset towards that, and you're the only one that can make that change. There are so many more good stories and lessons that she shares that will leave you feeling ready to shake off bad feelings and to get up and begin to change your life, enjoying it to the fullest at any age. Ruth has published three books. Two are about her long term stays in Paris, traveling solo. "Me, Myself and Paris", and "Paris, I've Grown Accustomed to Your Ways". Her latest is "Baby, I'm the Boss of Me, My Journey to Ageless". Ruth Yunker has found a way to tackle aging, using humor, personal power, and keeping curiosity alive. She lives in Los Angeles, CA, and is the mother of two grown children whom she adores. Find out more about Ruth! YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/ruthyunker   Website - https://www.ruthyunker.com                 FB - https://www.facebook.com/ruth.yunker IG - https://www.instagram.com/ruth.yunker/ Check out Ruth's books! The latest - https://www.amazon.com/ruthyunker/babyimthebossofme All three of her books can be purchased on Amazon.  www.amazon.com/author/ruthyunker 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.
31:27
August 15, 2022
True Reagan with James Rosebush
True Reagan with James Rosebush
Patty continues to bring A-list guests to the podcast. Today, senior advisor and a Chief of Staff in the Reagan administration, James Rosebush joins the show. He had unprecedented access to all of the behind the scenes, inner workings of the White House at the time. James and Patty discuss how Reagan changed the way that the president was viewed because of his communication and leadership. Reagan had a powerful way of lifting people up and making them feel better about themselves and the country even in difficult times. His faith, his lack of ego, the way he spoke to inspire people to do good things, his use of humor, and the repetition he used when talking about his core beliefs. James then explains how he started writing and became a speaking and communication coach to executives, coaches, teachers, politicians and more. This episode if filled with fascinating stories, personal moments with the president, uplifting lessons, and inspiration for how we can be better by examining examples from our past. PLUS - Listen and find out how you can win a signed copy of True Reagan by James Rosebush! James Rosebush is CEO of GrowthStrategy, Inc. a global consultancy that builds and grows companies and nonprofits. Rosebush is the author of three bestselling books, a leadership columnist on Real Leaders Magazine and BusinessInsider.com and a frequent public speaker. He served for six years in the Reagan White House as a senior advisor to the President and a Chief Of Staff. Reach him at www.growthstrategy.us or www.impactspeakercoach.com Books available on Amazon:  True Reagan and Winning Your Audience 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.
39:17
August 08, 2022
Sleepless Nights and The Multi-Million Dollar Solution with Tara Williams
Sleepless Nights and The Multi-Million Dollar Solution with Tara Williams
New parents know that those first couple of months are full of sleepless nights, getting up and down with feeding and changing. But after six months, getting up every hour, today's guest knew she needed something to help her baby sleep through the night. Not finding anything that worked, she created her own solution - a weighted sleep sack. Like a miniature, wearable version of a weighted blanket for adults, she thought it might just work. And work it did. Listen to the incredible difference it made in her baby's sleep, the story of her bringing her idea to market, and how she ended up on Shark Tank and catapulting her success.  It wasn't all easy though. Tara, her husband and children had just moved into a new house, then both lost their jobs, creating mountains of stress and financial unease, all while trying to start a business on her own. It is truly an unbelievably inspiring success story, and one that has helped new parents around the world get some much needed rest.  Check out Tara's company Dreamland Baby and their line of products.  Tara's IG  -  @dreamlandbabyco 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.
32:07
August 01, 2022
A Lifetime of Keeping The Beat with Harold Jones
A Lifetime of Keeping The Beat with Harold Jones
Patty has brought you a lot of amazing guests over the last year, and today is no different. Legendary drummer Harold Jones joins the show to talk about his life, the beginning of his career, the current state of music and big band, and playing with some of the greatest music stars of all time, like Count Basie, Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole, B.B. King, Duke Ellington, Bing Cosby, Ella Fitzgerald... the list goes on. He also recounts his time on the road, even meeting Presidents and royalty along the way. This is a great listen. Harold's upbeat and easygoing manner will charm you.  Check out Harold's book, The Singer's Drummer 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.
23:02
July 25, 2022
Simplify Your Life
Simplify Your Life
"As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler" - Henry David Thoreau   This is where the origins of National Simplicity Day came from. And what better time to listen to this important advice. During COVID these last few years, homes have gotten more cluttered, our schedules have become more complicated, and our reliance on our devices has grown greater. Today Patty reminds us how vital it is to sometimes slow down and simplify our lives. If even for a week or day throughout the month. She gives advice on some of the best ways to do this, and shares an amazing letter from the late, great Paul Harvey on the hope that our kids and grandkids can still enjoy some of the pleasures of growing up in a simpler 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.
07:44
July 18, 2022
Crazy Good with Laurie Zaleski
Crazy Good with Laurie Zaleski
You will LOVE today's guest. Featured in People Magazine, and CBS with Leslie Stahl, Laurie Zaleski joins the show. Leslie founded The Funny Farm Rescue and Sanctuary, and is the best-selling author and 5 star-reviewed 'Funny Farm, My Unexpected Life with 600 Rescue Animals.'  She brings her infectious energy and charm to the show and will inspire and amaze you with her incredible story. She tells about her upbringing and how she made it through some extraordinarily difficult times to become a pilot, business owner, and inspiration to so many around the world. Rescuing and caring for over 600 animals at any one time brings its challenges, sacrifices, and heartwarming experiences. Laurie tells about some rather unexpected animal friendships, and how she uses those to teach people how to be kinder and more accepting.  She also reveals her inspirations and special bonds she shares with some of the most vulnerable animals in her care. This is an episode not be missed.  Buy Laurie's Book  Find her on Instagram! 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.
23:53
July 11, 2022
Sentinels of Freedom with Mike Conklin
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
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
What Really Matters with Dan Ashley
Patty welcomes a very special guest to the show. Dan Ashley is a journalist who has been an 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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