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Episode 105: Inky Johnson – From Injury to Inspiration

Halloween is over.  Let the non-stop Mariah Carey All I Want for Christmas begin!  We have some stories to inspire this week!  Amy talks about an incredible teacher that literally goes to great lengths to help her students afford college.  Teresa dives into Inky Johnson, whose promising football career was cut short by a freak accident, and…

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Episode 104: Zachary Levi – Mental Health Has A Superhero

Fall has hit hard this week in Oregon.  We went from 80-degree days to cold and wet in the blink of an eye.  Perfect soup weather.  Time to serve up a steaming hot bowl of inspiration.  Amy talks about the kindness and compassion of Martha’s Vineyard towards the Venezuelan migrants caught up in some political…

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Episode 104: Zachary Levi – Mental Health Has A Superhero

Fall has hit hard this week in Oregon.  We went from 80-degree days to cold and wet in the blink of an eye.  Perfect soup weather.  Time to serve up a steaming hot bowl of inspiration.  Amy talks about the kindness and compassion of Martha’s Vineyard towards the Venezuelan migrants caught up in some political…

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Episode 103: Christina Tosi and the Power of Dessert

Good day to everyone!  We hope that you are having a fantastic week and can top off the inspiration tanks with a quick refuel of wine, baked goods, and hope.  Teresa starts off by talking about Vital Wines, a non-profit winery that supports providing health care for wine workers.  You will be hungry after Amy…

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Episode 102: Heather Lende – Life Lessons from an Obituary Writer

We have some great stories for you this week.  Teresa starts off with a story about GiveBackBox.com, a great way to donate to charities using boxes and free mailing labels.  Then Amy shares a touching story about Heather Lende, a woman in a small Alaskan town who shares life lessons learned from writing obituaries and…

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Monday Motivation: Radical Kindness

I picked Radical Kindness The Life-Changing Power of Giving and Receiving by Angela C. Santomero for three reasons. I liked the title, I loved the bright, happy paper flowers on the cover and the forward was written by Deepak Chopra. It was like the book was written for me. Santomero opens with her love of…

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Episode 101: Funny Farm – An Animal Rescue With Heart and Humor

It’s October!  We are already pulling out the Halloween decorations as the temperature starts to drop and the leaves start to turn their brilliant colors.  Morning is the perfect time to take a walk or a run, breathe in the crisp air, and listen to a podcast to get inspired for your week.  Amy talks…

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Episode 100: Wowie! Love, Love, Love That It Is Our 100th Episode!

It’s the 100th episode of Tangential Inspiration.  This episode does not follow our usual format, but we will be talking about our vision boards, what inspires us, our favorite quotes, and our favorite episodes.  We wouldn’t have a podcast without our listeners, so come celebrate with us!

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Episode 99: A Journal for Jordan – A Different Kind of Love Story

It’s a crazy world we live in and so many things going on right now.  Sometimes you need to just slow down, turn off the noise, and focus on yourself.  Give yourself a little time to recharge and get inspired to go out and do battle again.  Here is some fuel for you this week…

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Episode 19: Wangari Maathai

We are celebrating April as Earth Month on Tangential Inspiration.  In this episode, we announce the launch of our website, TangentialInspiration.com, Amy tells us about a teen on a mission to rid the ocean of an unexpected pollutant- golf balls; Teresa does her deep dive on Wangari Maathai, an African woman who has taught generations of…

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See our Featured Book section.

We are happy to announce we have launched a Feature Book section on our website. During our inspirational searches, we read a lot. . . A LOT. . . of books. Often we talk about these books during the podcast. Our Featured Book section makes it easy to find these books. You can even preview…

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Episode 3: John Lewis – Show Notes

This show was done in February of 2021, during Black History Month. No Black History Month can be complete without discussing the civil rights powerhouse, John Lewis. We had to cover Senator Lewis and his many accomplishments. We are still “finding our sound” in this one, but the heart of John Lewis will inspire you….

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Episode 1: Claudette Colvin- Show Notes

Our first episode, and it shows. We were very nervous. Neither of us had ever done a podcast, let alone much public speaking. The audio is a bit wonky on this, our nerves are showing, but we get better over time. Thankfully we have gotten better. Its still worth a listen. In this show, we…

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Check out our Inspiration Links

Our Inspiration Links page is up and running. Take a look at links featured in our podcasts to find some fantastic organizations and ways to help others. It’s a great way to learn about how you can get involved with some great causes or donate as a powerful and important way to impact change. Maybe…

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Episode 17 & 18 Are Posted

Episode 17: Gretta Thunberg and Episode 18: The Kindness Diaries have been posted and we are very excited about them. Its April and we are celebrating Earth Month, so some of our stories of inspiration have an environmental theme. We love nature and believe that it is absolutely vital that we act now to help…

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Episode 18: The Kindness Diaries

This week we are taking a look at not only a story about one man’s struggle against plastic garbage in India and figuring out what the heck “plogging” is, but we are focusing on kindness.Our deep dive is about Leon Logothetis and his trip around the world relying only on the kindness of strangers, and…

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Finding Inspiration

Let’s face it, with all that is going on in the world, it is sometimes hard to find something to inspire us. There is such a constant bombardment of negative news, finding the light in all that darkness can be difficult. We created this podcast as our little project to find the light, to find…

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