When we lived in Michigan, it was always so fun together with friends + family for games nights. If you’ve got near / future plans to spend time with the adults in your life, remember this story. It comes from photographer Ashley Manley who contributed this story on Fearless and Framed back in 2015. It […]

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December 31, 2019

SOTM: Document People Around You, Not Just the Kids (074)

Have you ever been on the receiving end of being a friend’s second choice? You invite them to make plans with you, but they don’t know how to answer right away, like they have to think about it… even though you know damn well they know what they’re doing in 2 days from now (they […]

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December 24, 2019

Culivate Your 2020 Stories (073)

Cultivate Your 2020 Stories

Ever wonder about navigating big life changes while running a business? Or mom guilt? Or how NOT to get bogged down in the editing to sharing to printing process? Our returning guest and Photographic Artist, Michelle McKay, covers all of that and more with us!  Enjoy the story. Welcome back! As we stride into December, […]

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December 17, 2019

Navigating Life, Business and Lightroom with Michelle McKay (072)

Navigating Life, Business and Lightroom with Michelle McKay

Does it feel like all the noise is inescapable? If you’re like, “How do I make it ST-AHH-P already?!” Well, imagine if you could had a *meaningful* way to escape the noise while not sacrificing your ambition. No running to Bali. Not another self-help book / course. No temporary fixes (“Go for a walk. Be present! Create […]

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December 12, 2019

Use Your Stories to Get Off Survival Mode for 2020

I’m absolutely honored to share this conversation today. Jason McGarva came out of left field into my former Preservation Project program.  He’s NOT a documentary family photographer like my usual Preservation Project participants or guests on this podcast for that matter. He’s an internet marketer, speaker and workshop leader (teaching people to communicate better and improve […]

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December 10, 2019

Video Journaling with Jason McGarva (071)

Video Journaling with Jason McGarva

Thursday, December 5, 2019 started off like any ordinary day, but ended with an epic surprise. On this day, the noise lost, noticing won and I went to bed that night with a fulfilled heart. It was a get up, get the kids to school kind of morning. After school, the kids came in from […]


December 9, 2019

Create Family Surprises: The Polar Express

Create Family Surprises: The Polar Express

We’re always talking about recording stories… let’s shake things up and talk about telling stories! After working in the journalism industry and with big names like HGTV, April Pertuis has over 25 years experience in all aspects of STORIES. Today, she helps women use their story to get clear on their purpose, build their audience […]


December 3, 2019

Be a LIGHTBeamer with Your Stories with April Pertuis (070)

April Pertuis from LIGHTBeamers

Think of the holiday you’ve got a lot of memories around from being young up until now. Thanksgiving is that holiday for me. It’s always been a favorite. I love food. I loved the flow of the day. Sometimes being with both sets of grandparents. Sometimes my mom would cook. Most of my memories reside […]

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November 26, 2019

SOTM: A Quick Holiday Stories Audit (069)

SOTM: A Quick Holiday Stories Audit

I love hearing about products and services other people love, so I thought I’d put together a slim little gift guide for documentarians, storytellers and those of us who want to live life wide awake….  1. MadTree Woodcrafts — Legacy Box MadTree Woodcrafts is an Etsy Shop.  Dimensions of my boxes: 12″ x 16″ x 10″ […]

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November 19, 2019

A 2019 Gift Guide for Documentarians + Creatives (068)

Listening to old family stories of people who you love dearly is just THE BEST isn’t it? Riley and Jeremy Adamson unexpectedly lost their dad awhile back—Riley was 19, Jeremy 13—and got to talking about how they’d pay huge amounts of money to hear his voice again and his life story.  After that, StoryBox was […]

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November 12, 2019

Your Family Stories in a Private Podcast with Jeremy of StoryBox (067)