Episodes
This week, Gin and Sheri are joined by Merle Saferstein. Merle has been journaling for 48 years and has amassed a collection of 380 journals. After twenty-six years as a Holocaust educator, where she helped hundreds of Holocaust survivors leave their legacy, she retired and created “Living and Leaving Your Legacy®”. Through classes, workshops, and lectures, Merle has guided thousands of people in sacred legacy work, writing for wellness, and journaling. In this episode, she will inspire...
Published 08/10/22
In this episode of Life lessons, Gin and Sheri talk with Elisa Stancil Levine, author of This or Something Better. Elisa’s life was marred by abuse, pain, financial and interpersonal struggle, just like too many of us. But she kept pushing through the pain and struggle, and she went from barely surviving at times to thriving. In this episode, she shares insights she has learned along the way. Join our VIP community and help support the podcast! Go to...
Published 08/03/22
As the prices of everything--food, transportation, housing--rises, we all want to figure out how to save money on everyday items like food, gas, and household expenses. Even saving just a few cents here and there can really add up. In this episode, Gin, Sheri, and the Life Lessons community share their best money saving tips and hacks to extend your family's dollars. Join our VIP community and help support the podcast! Go to https://www.lifelessonscommunity.com/VIP and become a member...
Published 07/27/22
We have all seen pawn shops in our communities, but how much do you know about how the industry works and how they help the communities they serve? This week Gin and Sheri chat with Beth Anundi, owner of Capital Pawn, to learn about the pawnbroker industry. Beth shares how pawn loans work as well as the part they play in buying local and sustainable living. Join our VIP community and help support the podcast! Go to https://www.lifelessonscommunity.com/VIP and become a member today. We...
Published 07/20/22
In this episode of Life Lessons, Gin and Sheri are joined by Terri Duggan. Terri lives with alopecia, an autoimmune disorder. She shares her personal struggles, and the decision that finally gave her peace and freedom. Her mission is to educate others and empower other people who are living with this disease. Terri has a blog called “Bald and Fabulous.” Join our VIP community and help support the podcast! Go to https://www.lifelessonscommunity.com/VIP and become a member today. We can’t...
Published 07/13/22
In this episode of Life Lessons, Gin and Sheri talk with Shari Franklin. Shari is a wife, a mother of 5 and the author of a new book called Here’s What I Need You to Know: Essays on Marriage, Motherhood and the Mundane. Inspired by life’s daily antics, Shari shares her wisdom and knowledge with other women in the hopes of acknowledging and inspiring them. Through humor, honesty, and solidarity, her collection of stories is meant to make you laugh—and maybe shed the occasional tear—as you...
Published 07/06/22
In this episode of Life Lessons, Gin and Sheri talk to Jana Whiddon, licensed mental health counselor and Certified Yoga Therapist. Over the past several years, Jana made the decision to leave clinical practice and move her work into the yoga studio. Today she explains how yoga helps to cultivate a sense of balance, connection, worth, and belonging which aid in managing and reducing symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental illnesses. Join our VIP community and help support the...
Published 06/29/22
In this episode of Life Lessons, Gin and Sheri talk with Jenni, a Death Doula. They discuss death, why people avoid discussing it, how to change the narrative, and the role of a death doula. Jenni will leave you with something to think about and suggestions for conversations that people should be having with their family and friends. Join our VIP community and help support the podcast! Go to https://www.lifelessonscommunity.com/VIP and become a member today. We can’t wait to connect with...
Published 06/22/22
In this episode of Life Lessons, Gin and Sheri are joined by Sara Schley, the author of the acclaimed memoir BrainStorm: From Broken to Blessed on the Bipolar Spectrum. She is a wife, mother, grandmother and community leader. As a business consultant and speaker, she has led organizational transformations at companies around the world. Sara also has a Bipolar II brain, which is on the Bipolar Spectrum. Sara kept her diagnosis a secret from most people for nearly four decades. But now she is...
Published 06/15/22
In this episode of Life Lessons, Gin and Sheri explore how one small choice–one moment in time–can have a profound effect on a life. Some call it fate, chance, or serendipity. Others call it a miracle or divine intervention. Today’s stories from the Life Lessons Community will give you goosebumps as you hear how others have been affected by these moments. Join our VIP community and help support the podcast! Go to https://www.lifelessonscommunity.com/VIP and become a member today. We can’t...
Published 06/08/22
In this episode of Life Lessons, Gin and Sheri are joined by Skye-Lea Farr, an inspiring woman who had a mission to bring her community together in new and creative ways. After hearing her story, you may be inspired to create a place for those in your local community to connect. Join our VIP community and help support the podcast! Go to https://www.lifelessonscommunity.com/VIP and become a member today. We can’t wait to connect with you there. Resources used for today’s podcast can be...
Published 06/01/22
In this episode of Life Lessons, Gin and Sheri talk with Ellen Casey. As a young woman in the 1970’s, Ellen was faced with the news that she would likely never be able to conceive a child, due to a prior medical complication. But she persisted and took a previously uncharted path, becoming a mother to Colorado’s first “test tube baby,” as it was referred to then. She has gone on to write a memoir about her experience and is with us today to share with us a bit about her history, her...
Published 05/25/22
In this week's episode of Life Lessons, Gin and Sheri are joined by author Arlene Faulk. Arlene battled mysterious symptoms for nearly twenty years before being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. During that time, she tried her best to conceal the symptoms and keep them a secret while trying to climb the corporate ladder. Today she joins us to share her story of perseverance, rediscovery, and hope, and how the right medical practitioner and the practice of Tai Chi changed her life...
Published 05/18/22
Imagine for a moment that you live with a disability, and consider the limitations it might place on you. Now imagine the places a horse could take you that you might otherwise be unable to go. In this episode of Life Lessons, Gin and Sheri talk with Ginger, the Assistant Horsemanship Director of the Warm Beach Horsemanship program, a 501(c)(3) organization in Stanwood, Washington. They discuss what therapeutic horsemanship is, who it benefits, and how you can become involved. Resources used...
Published 05/11/22
Have you ever been frustrated waiting for someone to respond to an important email or text? In this episode of Life Lessons, Gin and Sheri are joined by Sam George, author of I'll Get Back to You--The Dyscommunication Crisis: Why Unreturned Messages Drive Us Crazy, and What to Do About It. You'll learn tested tactics so messages are promptly returned and strategies to follow up on unreturned messages. Resources used for today’s podcast can be found here: https://dyscommunication.com/ Get...
Published 05/04/22
In this episode of Life Lessons, Gin and Sheri talk with Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino, author of The Change Guidebook. Elizabeth is the founder of The Best Ever You Network and co-founder of Compliance4. Through these companies, she has helped individuals and organizations around the world achieve world-class excellence with gratitude-based behavior and belief systems. Today she shares details about her new book The Change Guidebook and explains how you can change your life by employing her 10...
Published 04/27/22
In this episode of Life Lessons, Gin and Sheri talk with Alex Bäcker. Alex holds 11 patents and was recently named one of MIT's Top 100 alumni. He is a scientist, inventor, speaker, and entrepreneur, and he has recently written a book called 101 Clues to a Happy Life. Alex shares tips such as how to get paid to travel, how to avoid the number one turn-off for people around you, how to dump toilet paper (and why it matters), how to successfully navigate divorce, and more. Resources used...
Published 04/20/22
Have you ever wondered what your life's purpose might be? Have you ever felt a little lost? Perhaps you are lacking direction or maybe you’re not sure if you’re on a path that will leave you satisfied. In this episode of Life Lessons, Gin and Sheri speak with Nathanael Garrett Novosel, researcher and author of The Meaning of Life: A Guide to Finding Your Life’s Purpose. Resources used for today’s podcast can be found here: https://yourmeaninginlife.com/ Join our VIP community and help...
Published 04/13/22
In this episode of Life Lessons, Gin and Sheri talk with certified financial planner Melissa Bane, who explains how we can take control of our finances. Resources used for today’s podcast can be found here: https://greenwoodcapital.com/our-team/melissa-bane/ Email Melissa: [email protected] Join our VIP community and help support the podcast! Go to https://www.lifelessonscommunity.com/VIP and become a member today. We can’t wait to connect with you there. Today’s podcast was...
Published 04/06/22
Do you have a narcissist in your life? Maybe you do, and you don't even realize it. In this episode of Life Lessons, Mary Joye returns to talk with Gin and Sheri about how to identify a narcissist. They also explore the topic of gaslighting, which is a common tool used by narcissists. Resources used for today’s podcast can be found here: Codependent Discovery and Recovery 2.0: A Holistic Approach to Healing and Freeing Yourself:...
Published 03/30/22
In this episode of Life Lessons, Gin and Sheri talk with Jennifer Kauffman. Jennifer was injured physically and emotionally by the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing terrorist attack. On her 4 year journey of healing, she discovered she had to stare at herself in the mirror and forgive her own inner terrorist. When she was asked to present as a witness to prosecute her attacker in court, she experienced an overwhelming sense of peace when she looked her attacker in the eyes and forgave him. ...
Published 03/23/22
In this episode of Life Lessons, Gin and Sheri share thoughts and tips from listeners to wrap-up our community book study of Gin's new book, Clean(ish). Gin and Sheri will share listener answers to these questions: What did you learn that changed any preconceived thoughts or ideas you held before reading the book? What has had the biggest impact on you so far? When it comes to eating (mostly) clean or living (mainly) clean, what strategies would you share with others? Resources used for...
Published 03/16/22
In this episode of Life Lessons, Gin and Sheri talk with Ali Raboin. Ali lost her son Cainan to a tragic accident in 2011, and she discusses how she made it through this difficult time, while still being there for her daughter Coco, as well as how to talk to other parents who may be grieving the loss of a child. Join our VIP community and help support the podcast! Go to https://www.lifelessonscommunity.com/VIP and become a member today. We can’t wait to connect with you there. Today’s...
Published 03/09/22
In this episode of Life Lessons, Gin and Sheri talk with Nicole Carson from Sunlighten Saunas. Nicole shares information about the use and benefits of infrared saunas, how they are different from traditional saunas, and also answers listener questions about saunas. Resources used for today’s podcast can be found here: https://www.sunlighten.com/blog/difference-light-therapy-near-infrared-therapy...
Published 03/02/22
Are you interested in living a more Clean(ish) lifestyle when it comes to what you are eating but unsure of where to begin? In this episode of Life Lessons, Gin and Sheri share tips and hacks from their own lives and from members of the Life Lessons Community. NEW! Join Gin and Sheri in the new Life Lessons VIP Community and support the Life Lessons podcast by going to lifelessonscommunity.com/VIP. Resources used for today’s podcast can be found here: Clean(ish) by Gin Stephens: ...
Published 02/23/22