Happy Friday!

This is the 9th week of Vital Chatter and it’s been a lot of fun so far. I feel like I’ve learned a lot from my guests and I’m really honored that they’ve chosen to talk to me about some really interesting topics. A couple notes I wanted to make:

1. Over the past few weeks I’ve been working on making past stories more easily accessible and I also have a new blog design in the works. I hope to have it up and running next week and once that happens I’ll also be fleshing out some social media channels for Vital Chatter to make it easier to follow along.

2. To date, the only blog promotion I’ve been doing is on my personal Facebook page where I share the link to each new post. I get some really great comments there, and I appreciate that, but I’d request that you also leave comments in the comment section at the end of each post (it’s really easy, I promise). That way, those who don’t see my personal Facebook page can also join the discussion. The goal is to have blog post with great conversations and to continue those conversations in the comments section. Of course, I love the Facebook comments as well, so keep them coming!

3. I have asked a friend to interview me for my own post on Vital Chatter. Here’s the problem: I’m not sure what to talk about! Do you guys have any ideas? Anything you’d like to hear me talk about? Let me know!

I hope everyone has a great weekend. I’ve got some great posts lined up next week, so check back then!

Let’s talk!

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When I was a kid, sometimes my mom would overhear me asking friends, family, (people I just met), very personal questions. She would tell me I was being nosey, and I would always say, “I’m not nosey, I’m just interested!”
That interest led to a career as a television reporter where it was my job to be interested (nosey). I relished the opportunity to ask the impolite questions you aren’t supposed to ask. The kind of questions that elicit real, thoughtful answers and lead to the conversations that really get us thinking about ourselves and the world around us.
I believe when we share our stories we begin to understand ourselves a little bit better and when we listen to the thoughts, hopes, and fears of others, we become more empathetic, and ultimately, better people.
Here on Vital Chatter, we’ll talk about love, death, celebrations, disappointments, parenting, and everything in between. And by doing so, I hope we’ll remind ourselves that we’re more alike than we’re different, and at the end of the day, we’re all in it together.
So, let’s talk!