The Joy Factor Podcasts

Host: Sheila Stratton Inspiring stories for drive time or dinner time! Host and Life Coach Sheila Stratton features extra-ordinary stories from ordinary people who brought something they loved to life! Each week you'll hear an interview with someone who did something they loved. Hear how the dream moved from vision to reality and be inspired to take action for yourself!
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Lisa Borchardt's recent guest lecture at First Plymouth Church –"Scars Are Our Stories"– was a longer version of her recent Ignite Lincoln talk. Both of these are bucket list items. Talking with people, supporting people regarding grief, loss and healing is part of her mission. She explains why it fulfills her.
(The Joy Factor - April 15, 2015)
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20:58 min
After seeing a friend's shared video about prescribed burns, Julie Lattimer set off on the course of becoming a wild land firefighter technician, and now helps to manage fires herself.
(The Joy Factor - April 08, 2015)
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23:40 min
Noah Nielsen loves motorcycles. They've been a hobby, his job and are now his business. Besides the joy he finds in riding, he considers restorations as his artistic palette
(The Joy Factor - April 1, 2015)
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22:14 min
Sheila Stratton is joined by Alexandra Mitchell, who has a vision for people from all walks of life to make a living by making a difference with Compassionate Careers.
(The Joy Factor - March 25, 2015)
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23:34 min
Jane Wolfe gets a great deal of pleasure from writing, something she's done for many years for the simple joy of it. A few years ago she got inspired to study her craft a bit more and submit her poetry for publication. Two of her poems were selected for “An Untidy Season,” published in September 2013 by Backwaters Press. The impact of engaging in our own creativity is a source of real personal satisfaction as Jane can attest....
(The Joy Factor - March 4, 2015)
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22:42 min
Ruth Chantry and Susan Rivers were among the primary organizers for a recent event that raised money for friend Pat Clinch, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. They join Sheila to talk about their experience creating the event that was an overwhelming display of love and community, not to mention a kick-ass fundraiser! Gift yourself with this story and the opportunity to hear about additional opportunities to support Pat and family.
(The Joy Factor - February 18, 2015)
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24:10 min
KZUM's own Mayor of Night Town, Tom Ineck joins the program. Tom knows jazz and he loves it, as evidenced by his long time program Night Town, which airs Thursday's 8:30-10 p.m.
(The Joy Factor - February 11, 2015)
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22:39 min
Jen Landis, creator of Pincurl Girls, joins Sheila to talk about her up-close experiences with vulnerability and courage as she's set out to re-ignite her sweet biz that promotes positivity and confidence.
(The Joy Factor - February 4, 2015)
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21:12 min
Attend any community event in Lincoln that welcomes children—a party in the park, a Community CROPS event, Earth Day, etc.— and you're likely to see a swirl of small children, instruments, dancing, and singing surrounding Jim King and his guitar. He's been sharing songs with wee ones for many years and now we get to hear what he loves about it.
(The Joy Factor - January 28, 2015)
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22:09 min
Sam Franklin had no idea how wide her efforts would reach last January 1 when she created Lost Pets of Lancaster County Facebook page. Several hundred followers and many reunited pets and people later she's humbled by what she's created. This is an awfully sweet story.
(The Joy Factor - January 7, 2015)
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23:28 min
Lori Shields - "Bring a potluck dish and a story (or two or more) that you have written or lived...1,000 words or less". That's the opening line of the invitation to Lori's Write and Read Holiday party. In this season of gatherings, Lori's joy is inspiring the inner writer in her friends and the sharing it creates.
(The Joy Factor - December 10, 2014)
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23:45 min
Molly Hoffmann discusses her pilgrimage hiking the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Hundreds of miles later, and like others who have taken a similar journey, Molly says she was profoundly affected.
(The Joy Factor - December 3, 2014)
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25:21 min
Greta Leach spent most of last summer hiking nearly 500 miles on the Colorado Trail, much of it solo. She joins the program to tell the sweet story of her adventure!
(The Joy Factor - November 26, 2014)
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23:48 min
Nick Hernandez had an idea for a community building event that showcases what communities do to contribute to happiness. Happiness Lincoln is the result of that idea and it's happening this weekend!
(The Joy Factor - November 5, 2014)
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25:07 min
Ben Atherton-Zeman created "Voices of Men," a one man play working to end men's violence against women. He has dedicated his professional life to this important social change, taking his message to 44 states and several countries.vvv
(The Joy Factor - October 29, 2014)
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25:06 min
Nanette Gingery recently inspired on the speaker's stage at Ignite Lincoln by talking about unleashing creativity with the power of saying "yes." What might you like to say yes to?
(The Joy Factor - October 22, 2014)
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23:58 min
Fiendish Plots is the creation of Charley Friedman and Nancy Friedemann, interdisciplinary artists who are upping the "interesting" in Lincoln with their own contributions as well as those they're featuring.
(The Joy Factor - October 8, 2014)
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24:05 min
Molly Nance returns to the program to talk about her recent English Channel swim
(The Joy Factor - September 24, 2014)
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26:48 min
Julie Cervantes Salomons and Denise Spry went over the edge! Their participation in a recent fundraiser for Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters allowed them to rappel 16 stories down the side of Lincoln's downtown Holiday Inn. It scared the bejeezes out of them but they did it and they loved it! Why? They are dedicated to creating mentoring opportunities for kids who need them.
(The Joy Factor - September 17, 2014)
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24:53 min
Bobbi Adams and her husband Rod created a book of photos for her mother, who was an Alzheimer's patient, as a Christmas gift some years ago. It's now turned into "My World, Vol. 1", a published book that is used by others in similar circumstances to assist with memories and conversation as they wind their way through Alzheimer's.
(The Joy Factor - September 10, 2014)
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