Big Strong Yes #22. The Naughty Bits

In this episode of Big Strong Yes, story expert Lani Diane Rich and researcher Dr. Kelly Jones throw the traditional format away and get into the spirit of memoir by telling their own stories as they take inspiration from Shonda Rhimes’s Year of Yes.

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Big Strong Yes #21. Big Magic Finale

In this episode of Big Strong Yes, story expert Lani Diane Rich and researcher Dr. Kelly Jones reflect on what they’ve learned about themselves and their creativity while reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic.

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Big Strong Yes #20. Follow the Shiny Thing

In this episode of Big Strong Yes, story expert Lani Diane Rich and researcher Dr. Kelly Jones take on divine dances, painted bicycles and fierce universal trust while diving into Part 5: Trust and the conclusion of Elizabeth Gilbert's Big Magic. Download the mp3...
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Big Strong Yes #19. Choose Your Delusion

In this episode of Big Strong Yes, story expert Lani Diane Rich and researcher Dr. Kelly Jones talk about loving environments, trust issues and choosing the narrative that feeds your soul in the first half of Part 5: Trust of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic.

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Big Strong Yes #18. Cussing at Plato

In this episode of Big Strong Yes, story expert Lani Diane Rich and researcher Dr. Kelly Jones sing the praises of Chris Baty and Nanowrimo, growl at classic philosophers, and choose the narrative that feeds their souls as they discuss the remainder of Part 4: Persistence in Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic.

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Big Strong Yes #17. The Answer is Always Yes

In this episode of Big Strong Yes, story expert Lani Diane Rich and researcher Dr. Kelly Jones address process, promises and possibilities in the first part of Part 4: Persistence in Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic.

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Previously on Big Strong Yes

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.