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Life and Laughter with Peri Kinder

Life and Laughter with Peri Kinder

By Peri Kinder

Become a Paid Subscriber: https://anchor.fm/peri-kinder/subscribe On my Life and Laughter podcast, we’ll talk about how our choices can move us toward love and away from fear. We can attract more love and connection - and laughter.
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EP 66 - Be creative and curious
EP 66 - Be creative and curious
I talk to my friend (and former boss) Brian Berndt about his creative mind and how creativity keeps him feeling young. Brian Berndt recently retired after a successful career in city planning and administration. He now has time to focus on being a daily tinkerer, a lover of life, an intrepid traveler, a culinary ninja and an artist who has now moved into a new phase of his life. He is often seen riding his bike or hiking in the mountains. Today, he wears flip flops and shorts instead of a suit and tie, and finds complete satisfaction in collecting experiences instead of things. Most days he is busy in his studio or kitchen. His philosophy is that the best things come from living outside your comfort zone. He and his wife are the proud Parents of three and Grandparents to nine.
36:38
January 25, 2023
EP 65 - Discover who you are
EP 65 - Discover who you are
We've all been told to live our dreams and follow our North Star, but what if we have no idea what that is? In this solo episode, I give some tips and ideas to help guide you along your path. Become a subscriber to receive my monthly newsletter and subscriber-only podcasts!
20:14
January 18, 2023
Gratitude Meditation - Subscribers' Episode
Gratitude Meditation - Subscribers' Episode
Since this month I've been doing The Magic 28-day gratitude challenge on my Instagram page, I thought I'd create a gratitude meditation for my monthly subscribers. Find a quiet spot and enjoy this calming meditation. Namaste. 
12:19
January 13, 2023
EP 64 - What is Spirituality? Transcendental Meditation
EP 64 - What is Spirituality? Transcendental Meditation
As a young man, Salt Lake City native Marc Stephens served in the Army in Special Forces (Green Beret) and majored in history at Westminster College and Vedic Science at Maharishi International University.  He studied with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1970-71 and became a Teacher of Transcendental Meditation (TM). He started the TM Center in Salt Lake and was the Chairman & Director from 1971-75 and Houston 1975-76. He spent over thirty years as an executive in advertising and marketing from 1977-2008. In 2008 he was re-certified as a TM Teacher and worked in New York City to develop the first marketing plan for TM and was the Managing Director for The Center for Leadership Performance, the organization for TM in Business in New York City. He has been the Utah TM Director since 2011 and lives with his wife Julie. They have six children and 14 grandchildren.
43:09
January 11, 2023
EP 63 - Ground the New Year in Gratitude
EP 63 - Ground the New Year in Gratitude
Welcome to 2023! Instead of making lists of all the things I want to change about myself, I like to start the new year with a gratitude practice. In Ronda Bryne's book "The Magic" she outlines a 28-day gratitude challenge. I'll be doing this challenge again this year and invite you to follow my practice on my Instagram page.  Have a beautiful new year!
20:44
January 04, 2023
EP 62 - Be the Light
EP 62 - Be the Light
On this winter solstice, the longest night of the year, we turn to light. Bonfires, candles, twinkling Christmas trees, stars - we always seek the light. Sometimes you're a light for others and sometimes you look for light to help you through. Either way, light will guide us home. 
17:39
December 21, 2022
EP 61 - Confidence at any age or any stage
EP 61 - Confidence at any age or any stage
I talked with the hilarious and insightful Leta Greene about beauty, confidence, stepping into your power and a whole bunch of other stuff. Leta is an international speaker and author of two best-selling books. She inspires each of us to embrace what makes us hot and amazing! Thanks for listening! 
53:38
December 14, 2022
EP 60 - The practice of contentment
EP 60 - The practice of contentment
In yoga, there's a practice called Santosha - learning how to be content. When we start dropping the idea of perfection and love the real life we're living, everything changes.  Listen in and let me know what you think!
20:31
December 07, 2022
EP 59 - Capture your world like a photojournalist
EP 59 - Capture your world like a photojournalist
My guest on this podcast is my producer Roger Tuttle who is also an award-winning Photojournalist, teaching at the University of Utah.  His images are powerful and he uses emotion to connect with the viewer. We talk about how to apply that lens to our daily lives, no matter your level of photography. Thanks for listening!! 
37:15
November 30, 2022
EP 58 - Combating emotional pollution
EP 58 - Combating emotional pollution
We face emotional pollution all day long, from the negative co-worker to the pissed-off teenager. In this solo episode, I talk about some ways to protect yourself.  Thanks for listening!
18:38
November 17, 2022
EP 57 - Stop the self-criticism
EP 57 - Stop the self-criticism
Kris Rudarmel has been on a journey from self-loathing to self-loving. She shares her story in this episode and gives some great tips to overcome self-criticism. Learn how to stop that negative voice in your head. Thanks for listening!  You can support this podcast by becoming a monthly supporter for only $4.99 or purchase a copy of my Life & Laughter book for $12. Contact me at pkinder04@gmail.com for more info.
36:40
November 09, 2022
EP 56 - Fostering a culture for women leaders
EP 56 - Fostering a culture for women leaders
Merrilee Buchanan is CEO and Founder of Villa Leadership, an organization that trains women to be leaders all over the world. I talk with Merrilee about what it takes to create the structure for women to be mentored and to succeed as leaders. Thanks for listening and thanks to my monthly supporters!!
40:57
November 02, 2022
EP 55 - Celebrate the wins
EP 55 - Celebrate the wins
We often get anxious or sad or discouraged about things that haven't happened - the dream job, the dream house, the dream vacation. When we get stuck there, we forget all the good things that happen all the time. We forget the small wins, the successes and the accomplishments that take us step by step along our journey. Let's remember to celebrate the wins and be hopeful for even better things to come!
17:29
October 19, 2022
EP 54 - Having the important discussions about mental health
EP 54 - Having the important discussions about mental health
Stacey Van Roosendaal is open about her journey with anxiety and depression. She wants you to know you can be successful and still be sad and you can be sad and still be successful. If you are struggling, she wants you to know “it gets better!” Stacey “The Loan Lady” teaches people to work smart, leverage, and systematize so they can create wealth, reach their goals, and live their best life.  Stacey owns a mortgage company, Sundance Lending Company. Thanks for listening and thank you to my monthly supporters for helping to keep this podcast going!
44:24
October 12, 2022
EP 53 - The lies we tell
EP 53 - The lies we tell
Lying affects your mental and physical well-being. But why is it so hard for us to tell the truth?
18:19
October 05, 2022
EP 52 - The value of resonate listening
EP 52 - The value of resonate listening
I talked with Julianna Christie about the importance, and difficulty, of resonate listening.  Julianna Christie is a Co-Founder and Chief Training Officer of Crafted Leadership, LLC, a leadership development consultancy that develops creative, influential leaders. She has spent over 20 years in corporate settings, successfully facilitating critical conversations and offering key insights that take global leaders to the next level. Her expertise in leadership development and organizational transformation has yielded her a reputation as an inspiring facilitator and trusted coach focused on integrity, collaboration, and innovation. For more info, visit here
42:39
September 28, 2022
EP 51 - What is your play personality?
EP 51 - What is your play personality?
In Stuart Brown's book, "Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul" he talks about eight play personalities. Understanding your play personality might help you play more! And that's good for everyone. Thanks for listening to this solo episode!
19:56
September 21, 2022
The Top 5 things people want from their partner
The Top 5 things people want from their partner
I brought my sweet husband back for my 50th episode!! We talk about the top 5 things men and women want from their partners. I reached out on my social media channels to hear from women, so listen in, men! Please rate and review, and become a monthly supporter for $4.99!!
35:57
September 14, 2022
EP 49 - The practice of No
EP 49 - The practice of No
Do you find yourself saying yes to ALL the things because you want people to like you? Here's a podcast that can help you decide when to say yes - and when to say no. Please rate and review - and become a monthly supporter for only $4.99!
17:28
September 08, 2022
EP 48 - Embrace your inner weirdo
EP 48 - Embrace your inner weirdo
Shantel Reitz is the owner and founder of Misfit Mentoring, Core 7 Fitness, and Fueled Health. Shantel is an Alignment Coach, Soul Mixologist, International Speaker, and Holistic Life and Business Strategist. She is wildly obsessed with helping others achieve massive growth.  Through her unique coaching strategies and retreat opportunities, she teaches her clients how to bring themselves into alignment in all areas of their life and business, accelerate their growth, and ultimately live the life of their dreams. Follow her on IG at @TheMisfitBeautyQueen and visit ShantelReitz.com for more info!
31:02
August 31, 2022
EP 47 - Dealing with a crappy day
EP 47 - Dealing with a crappy day
We all have those days where we'd rather stay in bed, eat ice cream and binge-watch Netflix. That's okay for a while, but eventually, we need to come back to life. This episode talks about ways to work yourself out of a funk. :) Thanks for listening! Please rate, review and share - and join my monthly supporters for only $4.99 a month!
18:60
August 24, 2022
EP 46 - Astrology and Human Design
EP 46 - Astrology and Human Design
Jami Lovell is an Astrologer and Certified Human Design Specialist. She is a Virgo Sun, Libra Moon, and Libra Rising, and a 2/5 emotional Manifesting Generator in Human Design. She fell in love with both systems years ago and realized we do actually have an instruction manual and blueprint for how to navigate this human experience for ourselves and with others. She has been a consultant full time for the past 2 years and shares these tools as a way to help others find clarity in life, love, business, friendships, parenting, work, self-awareness and self-acceptance. www.jamilovell.com Please rate and review to help share the message!
52:60
August 17, 2022
EP 45 - Let your light shine
EP 45 - Let your light shine
How do we keep going when we feel broken? How do we reconnect to the light inside us? In this solo episode, I talk about my experience and what helped me to rediscover my light. You can expect cracked Buddhas, sit-ups, and a lotus flower. Please rate and review! You can join my monthly supporters or make a donation on my Anchor home page. Thanks for listening!
18:20
August 10, 2022
EP 44 - Finding spirituality after religion
EP 44 - Finding spirituality after religion
Leaving a religion is tough. You often feel lost without a church community, a system of beliefs or rituals that you've practiced all your life.  If you've left a religion, or are thinking about it, this conversation with Cassidy DuHadway (a faith transition expert) is a must. Cassidy is the CEO of Purple Sky Counseling.  She is passionate about helping women learn to love themselves fully and live their genuine and authentic life. She specializes in trauma, attachment, and women’s issues, aka anxiety and not-enoughness. Please listen, rate and review to get this podcast shared with more people! Become a monthly supporter for $4.99 to keep these podcasts coming!
35:20
August 03, 2022
EP 43 - The benefits of grounding
EP 43 - The benefits of grounding
What does it mean to ground yourself? Hint: It doesn't mean sitting in a corner. Well, I guess it can. It depends on what you need. Listen to this episode about grounding. Thanks for supporting this podcast by listening, rating and reviewing.  You can help keep it ad-free by becoming a monthly supporter or making a donation on the Anchor page. Thank you!
21:04
July 27, 2022
EP 42 - A healthy body image
EP 42 - A healthy body image
Michelle Lewis is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Hypnotherapist She has spent her career working with adolescents and adults addressing various emotional issues, but loves working in wellness!  She started this career path as a health and wellness coach helping clients achieve their health goals. She loves helping people identify and break patterns of self-sabotage in emotional eating, challenge shame and negative self-talk around their body image, improve motivation, and in general, helping people get out of their own way! She wrote a chapter in a book titled Breaking Free: Overcoming Self-Sabotage and had several television and radio interviews on stress management, body image, emotional eating and Binge Eating Disorder. Please rate, review and share this podcast! Become a monthly supporter for only $4.99 to keep this podcast AD-FREE!
36:16
July 20, 2022
EP 41 - The practice of awe
EP 41 - The practice of awe
You've had experiences with awe. Maybe when your child was born or maybe standing at the top of the Himalayas. Awe is that feeling of deep connection to something bigger than ourselves. You can practice awe and bring more connection and love into your life. Thanks for listening! If you'd like to help support this podcast, you can become a monthly supporter for only $4.99 a month. Go to my Anchor podcast page and find the link to sign up. 
19:21
July 13, 2022
EP 40 - Living and aging with pride
EP 40 - Living and aging with pride
My guest, James Brown is an award-winning broadcast TV journalist, and featured reporter at ABC 4 Utah for 9 years. He hosted and produced New Horizons, a community-based television program on PBS.  I talk with James about some of the misconceptions that come with age, and how to create a generational connection.  As a host, writer, and producer, James has been the driving force behind several innovative and engaging national and international programs as well as being a featured voice on TV and radio.  His distinctive ability to create innovative properties helped launch the national Living and Aging with Pride, a platform to address issues facing aging seniors. You can find more info at LivingWithPride.org. 
52:03
July 06, 2022
EP 39 - A shift in consciousness
EP 39 - A shift in consciousness
You might have noticed a wee bit of upheaval in the world.  There are many who believe this chaos is actually moving us closer together by uprooting anger, hate and disconnection, so it can be addressed. I believe that right now on the planet, there is so much more love than hate.  It's at a tipping point where the balance has shifted to compassion and inclusion. Let's not f*** it up. Thanks for listening!  Help support this podcast by becoming a monthly supporter on my Anchor platform, or purchase my Life & Laughter book (a compilation of the first 10 years of my humor column) for $12. Venmo me $12 and your address to @peri-kinder. Get in some good trouble!
14:02
June 29, 2022
EP 38 - Finding the untold stories
EP 38 - Finding the untold stories
Karla M. Jay is the award-winning author of When We Were Brave and It Happened in Silence and her newest book, The Puppet Maker’s Daughter, which is also up for several awards. I talk with Karla about her writing process, the importance of stories and why we can't learn from history. Originally from the east coast, she makes her home in Salt Lake City. Over the years she has written in several different genres, but currently is focused on historical fiction. When she's not writing, she's reading, gardening, playing with her dog, or traveling to new places to try to find a story that has never been told. Thanks for listening. Please rate and review, and become a monthly supporter to help keep these podcasts coming!
35:32
June 22, 2022
EP 37 - Parenting with Joy
EP 37 - Parenting with Joy
Parenting with joy is about self-care, mindset and letting go of the need to control every damn thing. The more you step back, without stepping away, the happier your kids will be. Give them some space. Give yourself some space. Everyone breathe. Thanks for listening! Please rate and review, and consider becoming a one-time or monthly supporter.
21:44
June 15, 2022
EP 36 - Stop sabotaging your relationships
EP 36 - Stop sabotaging your relationships
Roy Biancalana is a #1 best-selling author, a certified relationship coach and a spiritual teacher. His mission is to work with individuals who desire to attract a lasting, conscious relationship. As well as coaching clients directly, his website offers high-quality, video-based, interactive e-courses that address the most relevant relationship issues facing people today. I talk with Roy about how we sabotage ourselves in relationships over and over, until we figure out that WE'RE the problem. Move out of fear and toward love.  Thanks for listening! Please rate and review. To support this podcast, become a monthly supporter on the Anchor platform, or you can purchase my Life & Laughter book for $12 through Venmo @Peri-Kinder Have a beautiful day!
46:11
June 08, 2022
EP 35 - Practices to create a magic morning
EP 35 - Practices to create a magic morning
Or afternoon, or mid-afternoon, or evening. Find the best time for you to incorporate some (or just one) of these practices to ground you, inspire you and move you forward. Thanks for listening! Please rate and review. You can also become a monthly supporter to help me pay Roger for his talented services as my show's producer.
18:15
June 01, 2022
EP 34: How banning transgender athletes hurts young people
EP 34: How banning transgender athletes hurts young people
Ashton Palmer is a full-time swim coach, working as the head age group coach of Wasatch Front Fish Market, Utah's premiere club swim team. She also coaches the Cottonwood High School swim and water polo teams. Ashton has two swimmers in her program who are transgender and have been banned from competing. I talk with Ashton about the ramifications of such a ban, and how we can support these young people.  You can help support this podcast by donating or becoming a monthly supporter on the Anchor platform. Please rate, review and share! Thank you. 
26:55
May 25, 2022
EP 33 - Don't take yourself so seriously (Pt. 2)
EP 33 - Don't take yourself so seriously (Pt. 2)
I know you've been eagerly waiting for TWO weeks to get these five tips that will make your life happier, lighter and less judgey.  Please rate, review and follow this podcast, or I will hunt you down and steal your cat. Love you all!
21:56
May 18, 2022
EP 32 - What is Spirituality: Witches and psychics
EP 32 - What is Spirituality: Witches and psychics
There are so many ways to practice spirituality. Whether your path is organized religion, a connection to the earth and nature, or communion with spirits, learning to understand each other, and respect each other, is vital to connection and love.  Today's guest, Acadia Darkwood, is a practicing hedgewitch. She works actively with spirits in meditation and spellwork. She was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah but has lived in San Diego and Hawaii. Acadia is a psychic reader, utilizing Tarot and Oracle cards to connect with Spirit.  She currently resides in Salt Lake City and offers readings at Crone's Hollow in Murray. You can follow her on Instagram and Facebook @Acadia.Darkwood
32:14
May 11, 2022
EP 31 - Don't take yourself so seriously (Pt. 1)
EP 31 - Don't take yourself so seriously (Pt. 1)
Look around you. Are you at work? At home? On a beach? In an office? Are people having fun? There's always that ONE person who stresses over ALL THE THINGS. Is that person you? Here are five (out of 10) tips to help not take yourself so seriously. Please rate and review this podcast, and you'll receive my undying gratitude - FOR FREE! Also, you can support this podcast by becoming a monthly supporter for less than $5! As always, thanks for listening. 
20:25
May 04, 2022
EP 30 - An education about human trafficking in Utah
EP 30 - An education about human trafficking in Utah
I talk with Terry about her work to educate children, teens, educators and parents about the dangers of human trafficking. Yes, it's happening in Utah. And everywhere else.  After years of work with non-profit organizations dealing with youth homelessness, Terry Palmer learned about human trafficking during a service project, where a trafficker approached and tried to groom her 14-year-old daughter. “He seemed really nice” stated Terry’s daughter, after the project, “if I’d been homeless, I would have gone with him”. After researching the vulnerabilities of homeless youth and young adults, Terry went to work for Backyard Broadcast, a youth peer-to-peer education, and prevention program. Terry is a member of the Utah Trafficking In Persons (UTIP) Committee, currently chairing the Youth Subcommittee. She is also a founding board member of Aspen Magdalene House, a home for women who are survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. Terry attended the University of Utah studying Business-Finance before moving to the Bay Area, where she worked for Bank of America. She moved back to Utah to help care for her mother and raise her three children, Ashton (28), Madison (25), and Preston (20). She worked as the local service coordinator for Youthlinc and has served in several capacities with the Utah Parent Teacher Association. She also serves on the Ulster Project Board. Terry has been with 3Strands Global Foundation for two years.
37:34
April 27, 2022
EP 29 - Doomscrolling vs. Joyscrolling
EP 29 - Doomscrolling vs. Joyscrolling
We all do it.  We turn on our phones or tablets or computers and scroll ourselves into a depressive trance. Well, stop it. In this episode, I talk about doomscrolling and give a few tips on how to wean off your social media addiction. As always, you can help support this podcast by becoming a monthly sponsor on my Anchor page, or by purchasing my Life & Laughter book for $12. Just Venmo me @Peri-Kinder. Thanks for listening!!
16:46
April 20, 2022
EP 28 - A singer finally finds her true voice
EP 28 - A singer finally finds her true voice
Natalee Falk talks to me about literally finding her voice. Although she's been singing and performing since she was 2 years old, she didn't truly discover her real voice until recently. Listen to how she found herself - and where she goes from here. "My story starts at the departure from the life I was 𝑠𝑢𝑝𝑝𝑜𝑠𝑒𝑑 to live, and the success I was 𝑠𝑢𝑝𝑝𝑜𝑠𝑒𝑑 to be.  When I moved to Nashville 8 years ago, I had no idea that the career I was about to launch and spent my childhood and young adult life pursuing with my sister, would instead be coming to an end. After the split from my sister, and another foundation falling underneath me when my parents divorced at the same time. I spent an agonizing 8-year continuum of grief - letting go of who I thought I was and was supposed to be, so that I could discover who I was and was 𝑚𝑒𝑎𝑛𝑡 to be.    What I found was a neglected girl underneath…on the endless treadmill - desperate to be felt and seen… and heard her whole life. But singing without a say. A voice without any choice. Living by the agenda that my parents and the music industry had for me. After a journey of unlearning all that I was raised to believe about who I was an artist, a girl, a daughter, a sister… I learned that the departure from my old life would not be the story that I was supposed to tell. Instead, this new story I would tell would have to be my 𝑜𝑤𝑛. And in many ways, finding my voice…. for the first time."
37:25
April 13, 2022
EP 27 - Improv to be a better person (Pt. 2)
EP 27 - Improv to be a better person (Pt. 2)
Right off the bat in this episode, I made a mistake. For some reason, I said there were five skills this week. I lied. There are only four. I wasn't going to edit that because I don't try to hide my mistakes. I put them out for the whole world to see and ridicule. Also, Roger got super-creative with music for this week's episode. Check it out. :) Here's a list of all eight improv practices: Agree and Build Listen to Understand Be authentic Help others look good Don’t be afraid to fail See and create the world around you Be in the moment Learn how to have fun Thanks for listening. Please rate and review this episode, and maybe become a monthly follower on my Anchor platform. 
19:57
April 06, 2022
EP 26 - What we can learn from death
EP 26 - What we can learn from death
My conversation with Shantel McBride was a heartfelt and interesting discussion about death - and life.  Shantel McBride is a Hospice & Hospital Chaplain, Certified Trainer, nationally renowned Inspirational Speaker, and Grief Counselor. As a National Best Selling Co-Author of the book Success through Failing, clients say she embodies the Circle of Life. She’s known to add ‘splash to their dash’ – not only walking beside others while they take their last steps on earth, but teaching people how to really live while alive. “In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out.  It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being.”   Shantel McBride can reignite the spark that grows into a bonfire of unlimited potential and opportunities for you. Learn more about Shantel here.  Please rate and review this podcast on Apple or Spotify, and become a monthly supporter of Life & Laughter for only $4.99 per month. It keeps this podcast ad-free!
35:12
March 30, 2022
EP 25 - Improv to make you a better person (Pt. 1)
EP 25 - Improv to make you a better person (Pt. 1)
Improv is learning how to be adaptable, flexible and ready to pivot at any time. Practicing the key concepts of improv can help you be a better person. And who doesn't want to be a better person?? I cover four concepts today: Agree and Build Listen to Understand Be authentic - be honest, not funny Help others look good And I'll cover four more concepts in two weeks.  Rate and review this podcast on Spotify or Apple Podcasts and send me your feedback! You can also become a monthly supporter on my Anchor platform - for super cheap. Thanks for listening. 
20:20
March 23, 2022
EP 24 - Changing the conversation around addiction
EP 24 - Changing the conversation around addiction
Randall Carlisle has been in broadcast for more than 50 years and is a well-known face in Utah. He now works for Odyssey House, a non-profit that helps thousands of people each year struggling with drug or alcohol misuse. With its residential programs, out-patient treatments, teen programs and sober housing, Odyssey House is on the frontline providing loving care. Randall is very open about his own alcoholism and how he's stayed sober for many years.
52:19
March 16, 2022
EP 23 - Boundaries, bravery and worthiness
EP 23 - Boundaries, bravery and worthiness
We've all watched the crazy dude in Russia sending his army to invade Ukraine, like some insane game of Risk. But we've also seen what happens when he crossed that border - Ukrainians have put up a fight for the ages. What happens when someone crosses your boundary? Do you even have boundaries? What is a boundary? I discuss this in my latest podcast episode. Enjoy! You can help support this podcast by becoming a Monthly Sponsor on my Anchor platform, or purchasing my book by sending me $12 through Venmo @Peri-Kinder - or setting up a private or semi-private yoga class! Reach out at pkinder04@gmail.com. 
20:34
March 09, 2022
EP 22 - Diversity and race in Utah
EP 22 - Diversity and race in Utah
I had an open and enlightening interview with Shawn. We talked about how avoiding discussions about race really limits our ability to grow and connect as a society, and having tough conversations is the only way forward. I appreciate his candor and his knowledge when it comes to diversity and racism. Shawn Newell is a resident of Cottonwood Heights, serving on its city council. He serves as a community integrator working as the vice president of the Salt Lake Branch of the NAACP, a former Commissioner on the Governor’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Commission, and heads the Utah Multicultural Civic Council and is a member of the ME4U coalition.  Shawn is a member of the Utah Manufacturer’s Association Board, the workforce and Economic Development Advisory Board at Salt Lake Community College where he has served as the Alumni Council President for Salt Lake Community College and a Trustee for SLCC.  Mr. Newell is a Civility Ambassador for World Civility through iChange Nations. Additionally, he serves on the Utah Courts Committee for Self-Represented Parties, a member of the Utah State Board of Education, and as a President’s Ambassador for the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Newell also serves on the Utah State Department of Workforce services as an appointed Board member. Shawn is a graduate of the University of Utah, Salt Lake Community College and has a Masters of Management degree from the University of Phoenix
42:44
March 02, 2022
EP 21 - Three lessons I learned from spelling (yes, spelling)
EP 21 - Three lessons I learned from spelling (yes, spelling)
You wouldn't think that spelling would bring about any kind of life lesson, but you'd be wrong.  In this episode, I talk about three lessons that taught me how to forgive mistakes, stop listening to critics and find my power. You can help support this podcast by becoming a monthly supporter on my Anchor page! Even a small donation helps keep this podcast going. You can also purchase my Life & Laugher book for only $12 through Venmo @peri-kinder. Thanks, everyone, for listening! Go out there and . . . spell . . . words.
20:28
February 23, 2022
EP 20 - Seeing the world through a new lens
EP 20 - Seeing the world through a new lens
I thought for this 20th episode, I'd talk with my podcast producer, Roger Tuttle. Roger is an award-winning photojournalist and a Professor of Communications at the University of Utah. We share our favorite photos and talk about the emotional connection pictures and images create. I've posted these photos on my Facebook and Instagram pages. Please share your favorite photos and tell the stories behind them. Thanks for listening and thanks for my monthly supporters! You guys rock!
47:47
February 16, 2022
EP 19 - The Power of Positivity
EP 19 - The Power of Positivity
The Power of Positivity is not just a feel-good, slap a smile on your face kind of power. It's a genuine connection to kindness and love, and a reminder that we're all in this together. For better or worse. On this episode, I talk about what the Power of Positivity is - and what it isn't.  Please rate and review this podcast on your favorite platform. Thanks to all my Life & Laughter listeners!!
19:14
February 09, 2022
EP 18 - Empowering women in Utah
EP 18 - Empowering women in Utah
Dr. Susan Madsen is dedicated to developing and advancing women into positions of leadership. As a professor, author, thought leader, speaker and coach, Susan helps empower women to step into their true power. As a founder of the Utah Women & Leadership Project, Susan serves Utah residents by producing relevant, trustworthy, and applicable research; creating and gathering valuable resources; and convening trainings and events that ignite growth and change for all Utahns. On this podcast, I talk to Susan about two recent UWLP research projects - how women are disproportionally affected by COVID, and sexist comments and responses. I get a bit angry. Because I can't believe men still talk this way to women. :(
39:15
February 03, 2022
EP 17 - L-A-U-G-H
EP 17 - L-A-U-G-H
Laughter has been proven to help people connect, heal, play and love. In this episode, I talk about the ways laughter is good for us: L - Let go A - Authentic Connection U - Upshifts Energy G - Grounds us in the moment H - Happiness  Thanks to all my listeners for following my podcast! If you're interested in becoming a monthly supporter, it costs as little as $4.99! Lots of love and laughter!!
19:43
January 26, 2022
EP 16 - Creating inclusive spaces for the LGBTQIA+ community
EP 16 - Creating inclusive spaces for the LGBTQIA+ community
My guest on this podcast is Amanda Darrow (she/her), the Director of Youth, Family, and Education at the Utah Pride Center. With a Master’s degree in Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Amanda worked in higher and elementary education before joining the Utah Pride Center.  She is passionate about inclusion and social justice. Amanda focuses on making homes more accepting and welcoming for youth and families, and making schools and community spaces more inclusive for all. Her work educates people in the state about the incredible LGBTQIA+ community. During our conversation, Amanda talks about how we can be better allies and loved ones to LGBTQIA family members and the community as a whole. To learn more about the Utah Pride Center visit UtahPrideCenter.org. To contact Amanda email Amandadarrow@utahpridecenter.org.
32:52
January 19, 2022
EP 15 - What if ease is the new wellness?
EP 15 - What if ease is the new wellness?
In this solo episode, I talk to myself about how we need to step back, take a breath and redefine how we view success.  We need to soften and have fun and relearn how to play.  Enjoy this episode! You can help support this podcast by becoming a monthly supporter, for as little as $4.99 per month. Or you can purchase my Life & Laughter humor column compilation for $12 on Venmo @Peri-Kinder. Thanks for listening!! Love you all. 
22:41
January 12, 2022
EP 14 - Truth in the media
EP 14 - Truth in the media
For more than 30 years, Mary Nickles has been a figure of trust and intelligence as an anchor on KUTV2 in Salt Lake City. She is dedicated to the community and is an advocate for truth, even as the media has been under attack. Mary was influenced by her parents, her big family, and her hometown of Renton, Washington - and she's a wicked volleyball player. Ten years ago, Mary shared her very public battle with breast cancer and encourages women to get regular mammograms. Mary and her husband, Kent, live in the Salt Lake Area with their twins, Zachary and MacKenzie.
44:33
January 05, 2022
EP 13 - Become a more supportive partner
EP 13 - Become a more supportive partner
Tom Haraldsen is an award-winning newspaper editor and journalist, and author. He's a San Francisco Giants fan, a super-great guy - and my husband.  In this podcast, we talk about how to become a more supportive partner and work together to build something really cool. You can help support my Life and Laughter Podcast by purchasing my Life & Laughter book for $12. You can Venmo me @Peri-Kinder or reach out at pkinder04@gmail.com. You can also support this podcast with a small monthly donation. Thanks for listening! Have a great New Year!
32:17
December 29, 2021
EP 12 - Developing your personal style
EP 12 - Developing your personal style
From Portuguese immigrant to successful CEO, Eugenia Battaglia, the creator of Style with Eugenia and Inside Out, has an eye for style and a heart for mental health and self-empowerment. Eugenia’s companies are centered around helping people look, but more importantly feel, their best.  Eugenia is a certified Nordstrom and Dillards stylist and has helped hundreds of women dress to fit their lifestyle and their own personal brand. You’ll often hear her say “You are your brand!” Eugenia has styled everyone from executives from large Fortune 500 companies to moms and dads looking to spice up their own lives again. She finds enjoyment helping men and women of all walks of life, dressing them and helping them better show their inner and outer beauty. Contact her at eugenia@stylewitheugenia.com for more information.
40:09
December 15, 2021
EP 11 - Making the world a better place
EP 11 - Making the world a better place
Lynda Smart Brown has spent decades creating a better world for children. The founder of several organizations including Kids Eat, Kids Read Uganda and the Murray Children's Pantry, Lynda just gets things done. Learn how she developed a philanthropic heart and how she's still doing more - even in her 70s. She has such a fun energy and I'm basically just along for the ride during this conversation. For the month of December, when you purchase my Life & Laughter book for $12, $5 from each book purchase will be donated to the Murray Children's Pantry. You can Venmo me @Peri-Kinder or reach out to me at pkinder04@gmail.com.
40:42
December 01, 2021
EP 10 - What are you thinking?
EP 10 - What are you thinking?
I talk to myself on this episode, discussing a couple of examples of how the thoughts we think create the world around us. Thoughts are powerful. Think carefully.  You can support this podcast by making a donation on Anchor or purchasing my Life & Laughter book for only $12! Venmo me @Peri-Kinder Thanks for listening!
21:09
November 17, 2021
EP 9 - We should all laugh more
EP 9 - We should all laugh more
I sit down with Utah stand-up comedian Spencer King as we talk about humor, kids, comedy, depression, TikTok, and how the world could use some more laughter.  You can catch Spencer at WiseGuys or check out his DryBar comedy on TikTok. 
34:16
November 03, 2021
EP 8 - Yoga for healing
EP 8 - Yoga for healing
What a beautiful conversation I had with yoga and meditation teacher Lucinda Dillon, owner of Vitalize Community & Healing Arts Studio. I talk with Lucy about how yoga has helped her heal during the last 18 months of loss, disconnection and heartbreak. Whether you're a regular yoga practitioner, or you've never stepped one foot on a yoga mat, this conversation will give you tools for healing as we move forward with love. If you'd like to support this podcast, you can donate on the Anchor site or purchase my Life & Laughter book for only $12.  Venmo @Peri-Kinder Thanks for listening and your continued support! 
42:42
October 20, 2021
EP 7 - Living a significant life
EP 7 - Living a significant life
Dan Clark is a tremendous force in this world - teaching millions of people how to live a life of significance and joy. He was named one of the Top 10 Speakers in the World, he has dozens of best-selling books, he's a leadership expert - and he's my guest today to talk about purpose, passion, significance and love.  You can follow Dan on Facebook and Instagram
01:05:40
October 06, 2021
EP 6 - Telling stories of resilience
EP 6 - Telling stories of resilience
Amy Donaldson-Brass started as a journalist with the Deseret News in 1991, covering crime and corrections. In 2000, she started her career as a sports writer and spent two decades telling the stories behind the athletes and sports she covered. She was presented with the 2016 Sports Writer of the Year and was inducted into the Utah Softball Hall of Fame in 2014. She is an executive producer with KSL Podcasts and co-hosts Talking Cold and Voices of Reason. She's an avid runner, dog lover and all-around incredible person. You can follow her adventures on Instagram 
48:17
September 23, 2021
EP 5 - How to be Brave
EP 5 - How to be Brave
I was so honored to talk to the beautiful and talented Rebecca Cressman for this episode. Rebecca Cressman is the host of FM100.3’s Midday Show playing music every workday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and she's been a voice in our ears for 30 years. She is an Emmy-nominated TV host and the voice of the Red Rocks, the U of U gymnastics team! Follow her on Facebook to enjoy her adventures! To support this podcast, you can purchase my Life & Laughter book for only $12! It's a compilation of the first ten years of my humor column. Venmo me with your address @Peri-Kinder and I'll send you a signed copy. Or you can donate on the Anchor podcast site. Thanks for listening!
34:15
September 08, 2021
EP 4 - What is spirituality: Shamanism
EP 4 - What is spirituality: Shamanism
I talk with yoga/meditation instructor, shaman-in-training and former TV personality Amandha Jones about her spiritual journey, and what she's learned along the way. Check out Amandha's website! Don't miss this episode! Listeners are invited to purchase my Life & Laughter book (a compilation of 10 years of humor columns) for only $12! Venmo $12 plus your name and address to @Peri-Kinder and I'll get a signed copy shipped out to you! Your purchase helps support future podcasts, or you can donate any amount to help a girl out. Thanks for listening!
34:33
August 25, 2021
EP 3 - A Conversation for Working Moms
EP 3 - A Conversation for Working Moms
My daughter Kelsee Tia joins me on my Life & Laughter podcast to discuss the evolution of working moms. How can women change the conversation and how can men help us create a better partnership?  Check out this great episode and share it with your friends! Listeners are invited to purchase my Life & Laughter book (a compilation of 10 years of humor columns) for only $12! Venmo $12 plus your name and address to @Peri-Kinder and I'll get a signed copy shipped out to you!  Your purchase helps support future podcasts, or you can donate any amount to help a girl out.  Thanks for listening!
32:42
August 11, 2021
EP 2 - Tackling Imposter Syndrome
EP 2 - Tackling Imposter Syndrome
Villa Leadership CEO and Founder Merrilee Buchanan joins me to discuss Imposter Syndrome.  What is it? Who has it? Or, the better question, Who doesn't have it? Merrilee works with women worldwide to help them step up as leaders, and teaches men and women to create a healthy work environment where everyone can succeed. Check out Villa Leadership.  Enjoy this conversation and share it with all your friends!  Listeners are invited to purchase my Life & Laughter book (a compilation of 10 years of humor columns) for only $12!  Venmo $12 plus your name and address to @Peri-Kinder and I'll get a signed copy shipped out to you! Thanks for listening!
34:51
July 28, 2021
EP 1 - Our Addiction to Busy-Ness
EP 1 - Our Addiction to Busy-Ness
In my first episode, I talk with my husband (veteran journalist and editor Tom Haraldsen) about how busy-ness addiction moves us toward fear - and away from love. We discuss the signs you might be addicted to being busy, including: Feeling guilty when you rest, Always talking about how busy you are, Living on sugar and caffeinated beverages. I also give some tips to help practice stillness, like: Scheduling time to rest, Notice multitasking As promised, listeners are invited to purchase my Life & Laughter book (a compilation of 10 years of humor columns) for only $12!  Just Venmo $12 plus your name and address to @Peri-Kinder and I'll get it shipped out to you! Thanks for listening! 
38:55
July 14, 2021