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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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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24:22 min
"Secret Kindness Agent" Ferial Pearson. Ferial is an award winning educator based in Omaha who wrote a book about how she and her students went undercover to promote a culture of kindness at their high school. This story could not be sweeter or more worth telling!
(The Joy Factor - August 27, 2014)
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25:46 min
Host Sheila Stratton honors her friend, the late Joanna Abernethy, with a program in tribute to the cyclist.
(The Joy Factor-August, 20, 2014)
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18:46 min
Guests Jessica Sorenson and Heidi Fatemi talk about their summer spent abroad backpacking in south east Asia.
(The Joy Factor-August, 13, 2014)
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23:37 min
Australian resident Joanna Abernethy talks about her journey across the United States via bicycle in tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.
(Joy Factor-August, 06, 2014)
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26:31 min
Another cross country journey with the Anders Mader Duo! Emma and Lisa took some time out of their San Diego to Montreal bike trip to talk with Sheila about their epic adventure. Treat yourself to this interview. Their enthusiasm for the adventure of life is highly contagious!
(The Joy Factor - July 30, 2014)
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26:53 min
Lala Rosello Palazollo, participant of the Great March for Climate Action, talks about her experience of walking across the U.S in 1986 and again this year.
(The Joy Factor-July, 23, 2014)
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23:45 min
Tad Fraizer discusses his longtime volunteerism at KZUM and area street festivals.
(The Joy Factor-July, 16, 2014)
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23:24 min
The Joy Factor-July, 9, 2014
(Daniel Christian finished his coast to coast tour and is here to share his experience.)
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24:23 min
Laura Madeline Wiseman talks about how she shapes her life to include her love of writing.
(The Joy Factor-June, 25, 2014)
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24:15 min
“Triple Threat” guest, Gregg Mozgala, discusses his passion for acting and writing.
(The Joy Factor-July, 18, 2014)
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