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Life and Laughter with Peri Kinder

Life and Laughter with Peri Kinder

By Peri Kinder
On my Life and Laughter podcast, we’ll talk about how our choices can attract more love and connection - and laughter.
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Episode #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 To contact Amanda email
January 19, 2022
Episode #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. 
January 12, 2022
Episode #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.
January 05, 2022
Episode #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 You can also support this podcast with a small monthly donation. Thanks for listening! Have a great New Year!
December 29, 2021
Episode #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 for more information.
December 15, 2021
Episode #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
December 01, 2021
Episode #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!
November 17, 2021
Episode #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. 
November 03, 2021
Episode #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! 
October 20, 2021
Episode #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
October 06, 2021
Episode #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 
September 23, 2021
Episode #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!
September 08, 2021
Episode #4: What is spirituality?
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!
August 25, 2021
Episode #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!
August 11, 2021
Episode #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!
July 28, 2021
Episode #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! 
July 14, 2021