In this last episode of the season, Patty relays some of her favorite Christmas memories -- from the best gift ever to her Dad's funny shopping habits, from her letters to Bingo to a very memorable trip. Hopefully she'll have you thinking of your best Christmas memories. Listen Here.
Christmas is 5 days away and Santa made time to talk with me and answer all those questions we've always wanted to ask. He tells a heart-warming story and even sings his favorite Christmas song. You won't hear him anywhere else! Listen Here.
Today is National Choral Day and National Ding-a-Ling Day. So join Patty as she celerbates both - being goofy and singing a holiday song. And she shares a heart-warming Santa story. This episode is short and sweet. Listen Here.
Leah Remillet is all about rearranging the plate when it comes to balancing your busy-ness But you'll love her tips like: Find the dimmer switch. Not everything has to be fully on or fully off. Turn feeling frazzled into feeling fulfilled. Listen Here.
Being confident. -in your job, your relationships, your finance -- isn't always easy, but Tamara Pflug actually makes it fun. As she says, in her wonderful Swiss accent, "Just start where you are!" Listen Here.
Ever feel like you and your partner just don't have anything to talk about? Maybe they're taking on new hobbies you had no idea they were even interested in? Diana Indries and her husband have created a fun card game you'll want to check out and it's designed to bring you closer. Listen Here.
Being Miss Congeniality really does get you somewhere! In Kimberly Spencer's case, it has led to incredible success. She's all about making a difference - and looking good doing it! Her "Princess and the B" podcast explores everything from Business to Boys to Body to Bank Account and Beliefs, to help you Build your empire. Listen Here.
A former SWAT Team negotiator, basketball coach and now cancer warrior, Terry Tucker has an outlook on life that will inspire anyone. With 10 principles by which he lives and four "truths", this episode will have you thinking you can do so much more than you are right now. Listen Here.
Joe LeValley is an award-winning mystery novelist who turned an idea (that took three decades to write) into an incredible series of books. He knows how to weave that web and keep you guessing (and I'll admit to staying up past 1:00am to find out what happens!) Listen Here.
She almost died twice as her family escaped Vietnam on a fishing boat. Now, she's a pediatric gastroenterologist with a passion for battling childhood obesity and a joy for giving. Katrina Nguyen, MD will inspire you, plain and simple. Listen Here.
Wondering how you go from testing diapers and toilet paper to being a successful artist? Linda Riesenberg Fisler will tell you. And believe me, you'll never look at Poop quite the same way! But she'll also give you tips about how to make your art a real business. Listen Here.
Thomas & Landa Penisten authored the book "A Time for Color" which really is an ode to joy. And it's not just for kids -- it points out the need to restore the colors that have dimmed as we age. On National Spread Joy Day, take a few minutes to remember what brought you joy when you were younger! Now, go get that joy back! Listen Here.
Marvin Frink battles every day with PTSD from his numerous tours of duty serving our country. What he found that helps - and what he now offers to help other veterans -- is agri-therapy. Walking with the cows, feeling the wind blow, connecting with nature and each other -- and it makes a world of difference. Listen Here.
When you don't like authority, you'd better figure out a way to make a living on your own - and making people laugh is a great way to do that. Marklyn Johnson is not only a stand-up comic, he is a motivational speaker with a passion for teaching kids about personal accountability. Listen Here.
September 21 is World Gratitude Day and my guest Deborah Hawkins has made gratitude a way of life. She gives tips and will have you thinking about what personal themes are in your life. What are you grateful for? Listen Here.
Want to meet a woman -- one of only 2 Americans - to survive living on Equatorial Guinea -- a small African island run by a brutal (and crazy) dictator? Bee Bloeser has chronicled her extraordinary experiences and you'll be amazed at her fortitude. Listen Here.
Everyone knows a kid who is glued to their devices -- selfies, TikTok or, heaven forbid, Fortnite. There is actually a "gaming disorder" now. My guest, Michael Jacobus, runs a Reset Camp to help break those addictions. Listen Here.
Veteran journalist Andrew Malcolm has made a career of telling big stories through little people -- and he shares some of those here. He'll make you laugh, make you think - and leave you inspired to never leave anything unsaid. Listen Here.
It's National Park Service Founders Day and I talk with the John Muir Land Trust which has preserved nearly 4,000 acres of beautiful land in the Bay Area. We are so fortunate! Listen here.
At 72, most people are slowing down. Not Ruth Yunker! She's embarking on adventure after adventure. Curiosity and humor are her secret weapons to staying young (okay, and maybe exercise!) Listen here.
James Rosebush was a senior advisor to President Ronald Reagan and had a front row seat to one of the greatest leaders and communicators in our history. Now he's coaching today's leaders. Listen Here.
How do you go from having an idea to making a deal on Shark Tank? Tara Williams did just that and now her Dreamland Baby Company brings in $10 million a year! Listen Here.
Harold Jones has been the drummer for all the greats -- Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett and more. How do you maintain a career like that for more than 60 years? Listen Here.
July 12 was National Simplicity Day. Were you too busy to celebrate it? It's not too late. Take a moment to reflect on what you are filling your life with. Listen Here.
Laurie Zaleski has rescued more than 600 animals and they all live with her at the Funny Farm Rescue in New Jersey. Her best-selling book chronicles her life and the incredible Animal Tales that come with being a modern day Noah. Listen Here.
Sentinels of Freedom is a nonprofit that supports severely wounded and injured veterans as they transition back into civilian life. On Independence Day we need to honor those who continue to make sacrifices for our freedoms. Listen Here.
When Amy Bushatz moved her family to the wilds of Alaska, she learned the importance of humans getting outdoors. And she's got a challenge for you! Listen Here.
ABC7 News Anchor Dan Ashley has brought the world into your living room for decades. Now he's talking about what really matters. Listen Here.
If you're like me, you've got a few stories to tell about your dad. I'll share a few -- as well as some typical Dad jokes. Get ready to roll your eyes! Listen Here.
Patti Temple Rocks knows about ageism in the workplace. After hearing "seasoned" workers described as "tired" or "set in their ways", she wrote a book. This is one discrimination that doesn't get much air time... but it is now. Listen Here.
Helen Ryan has turned failure into success time and again. When the pandemic impacted her personal fitness business, she put on those walking shoes and pivoted. Listen Here.
Most people think wine drinking is snobby - and who can keep up with those terms - -grassy, oaky, buttery, hint of citrus...honestly? Mark Phillips has spent the last few decades making drinking wine fun and easy. Listen Here.
When you think you're having a tough day, try scaling a 14,000-foot summit...in a wheelchair. Bob Coomber has done this over and over. And he still has "hills" he wants to climb. At the same time, he's inspiring kids to get out in nature and do what they can. Listen Here
Not many people can say they impact the lives of 3,000 kids every summer (plus their families.) Elaine can. She started with a passion for AIDS babies and has created one of the nation's most incredible and life-changing experiences for kids with diseases or chronic illnesses. You can't help but be inspired. Listen Here.
I know I'm blessed - I've got the best Mom in the world. And I know there are other Moms who are just as revered. It shouldn't take a Hallmark Holiday to thank them. We should do that every day -- but I'll take advantage of this focus on Moms to say thanks - you are all appreciated and loved. Listen Here.
How in the world do you go from Mom's oatmeal cookie recipe to commissioning a full-size gingerbread house for Elton John, becoming one of Oprah's favorites and selling 20 million cookies a year? Listen Here.
Clare Harper is a singer, actress, poet, screenplay writer -- and wait til you hear her do accents. She's come a long way since orbiting Jupiter in third grade! Listen Here.
Easter is a wonderful time for celebration and usually means gathering with family. Awkward silences or need to lighten the mood? Break out these family-friendly jokes. Listen Here.
The Masters are next week and PGA Pro Tom Rezendes has some tips - even if you never get to play at Augusta. Bottom line: don't try to teach yourself! Listen Here.
I grew up in a household with pranksters. My Dad was the Chief Prankster. But we also got him back! Enjoy these stories...and feel free to share your own! Listen Here.
Betsy Biern, CEO of Make-a-Wish Greater Bay Area, reflects on her incredible non-profit career, what it's like to be in the "hope and joy" business and who inspires her. Listen Here.
Patty relays a story of how she accidentally became part of an Italian wedding one hot day in Naples. Listen Here.
World-renown photographer, Asa Mathat, overcame a rough childhood to become not only a photographer of world leaders but an incredible philanthropist as he gives back to people with breast cancer, veterans, victims of disasters and now underserved children. Listen Here.
You may have heard this story - but it gives new meaning to all the e-mails and jokes people forward to you. It'll make you look at those "impositions" just a little bit differently. Someone is thinking about you.... Listen Here.
Listen to Linda Hofmeister who went from a successful career in banking to becoming a true chocolatier. And learn the best tip ever for how to pick the right chocolate for your Valentine. Listen Here.
This story will make you laugh out loud and smile -- and maybe give you chills as you learn about the rescue of Buddy, one very lucky pup, from Tanya ter Keurs, a Canadian "adventurer." Listen Here.
Georgiana Alexander is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for paying it forward. And she's also the founder of global wellness & lifestyle community Chaos & Calm. Listen Here.
A toothache is no laughing matter - unless you visit THIS dentist! I was looking around for the hidden cameras. Listen Here.
Sandy Sheesley fell into law enforcement but spent her career making a difference to those in jail. We need more men and women in blue like her! Listen here.
Mesha McKittrick is a mindset coach and tells a couple of funny stories and a joke that I hope will give you a chuckle. It's all about perspective, isn't it? Listen Here.
Like so many across America, Cayle Alldredge lost her business thanks to COVID. But she pivoted and is thriving. And now she shares with others how to find their inspiration and how you can create healthy habits...even if you're busy! Listen Here.