BSY #16. Farming with Fairy Dust

In this episode of Big Strong Yes, story expert Lani Diane Rich and researcher Dr. Kelly Jones discuss creative communities, subversive gladness, and the ticklish joy of paradoxes as they finish up Part 3: Permission in Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic.

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BSY #15. Let the Girl Go

In this episode of Big Strong Yes, story expert Lani Diane Rich and researcher Dr. Kelly Jones talk about originality, authenticity and entitlement (the good kind) from Part 3: Permission in Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic.

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BSY #14. The Natural Shape of You

In this episode of Big Strong Yes, story expert Lani Diane Rich and researcher Dr. Kelly Jones take on fairy dust, the tiger’s tail, and finding their natural shape in the remainder of Part 2: Enchantment in Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic.

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BSY #13. Poetry Slut

In this episode of Big Strong Yes, story expert Lani Diane Rich and researcher Dr. Kelly Jones dive into Part 2: Enchantment of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic, searching for their joy, wrestling with gremlins, and going to bed with a different poet every night.

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BSY #12. Big Sloppy Wet Kiss

In this episode of Big Strong Yes, story expert Lani Diane Rich and researcher Dr. Kelly Jones dive into Part 1 of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic, discussing courage and creativity, and why your creativity is not-so-secretly in love with you.

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BSY #11. The Power of Me, Too

In this episode of Big Strong Yes, story expert Lani Diane Rich and researcher Dr. Kelly Jones give their responses to the entirety of Dr. Brené Brown's Rising Strong, giving their final thoughts on forgiveness, shame and the power of me, too. Also included are the...
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BSY #10. Whimsy & Caprice

In this episode of Big Strong Yes, story expert Lani Diane Rich and researcher Dr. Kelly Jones finish up with Dr. Brené Brown’s Rising Strong, reading Chapter 11: The Revolution, and discuss integration, evolution vs. revolution, and the value of flexibility.

BSY #9. Don’t Do Anything

In this episode of Big Strong Yes, story expert Lani Diane Rich and researcher Dr. Kelly Jones dig further into Dr. Brené Brown's Rising Strong, with Chapter 10: You Gotta Dance With Them That Brung Ya. Download the mp3 here. Subscribe to the show! iTunes • RSS Show...

BSY # 8. What’s Your Favorite Part?

In this episode of Big Strong Yes, story expert Lani Diane Rich and researcher Dr. Kelly Jones take on Dr. Brené Brown’s Rising Strong, Chapter 9: Composting Failure, figuring out guilt vs. shame, the nature of hope, and how it is completely legit to give someone your work and ask, “What’s your favorite part?”

BSY #7. Rumble with the Universe

In this episode of Big Strong Yes, story expert Lani Diane Rich and researcher Dr. Kelly Jones dig further into Dr. Brené Brown’s Rising Strong, with Chapter 8: Easy Mark, rumbling with forgiveness (again), needing and being needed, and eventually taking on the Universe in a street fight.

BSY #6. You Must Be This Tall

In this episode of Big Strong Yes, story expert Lani Diane Rich and researcher Dr. Kelly Jones wrestle with forgiveness and families of origin as they take on Chapter 6 of Dr. Brené Brown's Rising Strong, The Brave and Brokenhearted. Download the mp3 here. Subscribe...

BSY #5. I Am the Dog

In this episode of Big Strong Yes, story expert Lani Diane Rich and researcher Dr. Kelly Jones deal with Chapter 6 of Dr. Brené Brown’s Rising Strong, Sewer Rats and Scofflaws, addressing essential lovability, forgiveness and who is the dog in this scenario.

BSY #4. That’s Dr. Bitch to You

In this episode of Big Strong Yes, story expert Lani Diane Rich and researcher Dr. Kelly Jones take on the rumble in Chapter 5 of Dr. Brené Brown's Rising Strong, and tangle with lovability, divinity and using "bitch" as a term of endearment. Download the mp3 here....

BSY #3. Beautiful in the Moonlight

In Episode #3 of Big Strong Yes, story expert Lani Diane Rich and researcher Dr. Kelly Jones reckon with Chapter 4 of Dr. Brené Brown’s Rising Strong, owning their stories and standing in the moonlight of barns burned down.

BSY #2. Hello, Magical Universe

It’s another episode of Big Strong Yes, in which story expert Lani Diane Rich and southern fried scholar Dr. Kelly Jones continue their discussion of Dr. Brené Brown’s Rising Strong, with Chapter 2: Civilization Stops at the Waterline and Chapter 3: Owning Our Stories.

BSY #1. Yes, And

In our first official episode of Big Strong Yes, story expert Lani Diane Rich and researcher Dr. Kelly Jones talk about the introductions and first chapter of Dr. Brené Brown’s Rising Strong, identifying their Big Ideas, Strong Challenges, and Yeses for the week to come.