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First time stories from people of all walks of life. Discover what you can learn from the stories of others.

First Time Storytelling With Carol Stratton: Living Aboard in Mexico

In this episode, Ann spoke with guest Carol G. Stratton. She is an author of inspirational fiction and a speaker to women’s groups. Her story is about her first time living abroad in Mexico when she was a little girl. Carol’s story begins in California in the year 1963. Growing up, her parents suggested that she try living with a Mexican family. They wanted her

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First Time Storytelling with Sahera Chohan: The Book of Predictions

In this episode, Ann spoke with guest Sahera Chohan. She is an author, leadership coach, and former BBC broadcaster. Her riveting story is about her first time republishing her late husband’s book “Twenty Twenty” which ‘predicted’ the global pandemic. This book of predictions, written back in 1995 is layered with meaning. Background of the Story Sahera did not author the book. However, she knew her

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First Time Storytelling with Ronit Plank: Wicca Coven Gathering

In this episode, Ann spoke with guest Ronit Plank. She produces the podcast And Then Everything Changed and authored the memoir “When She Comes Back”. Ronit shared the story of the first time she ever went to a giant community Wicca Coven gathering at a Unitarian Church when she was in college. Childhood “Ro-neet” is the correct pronunciation of Plank’s Israeli first name. She spent

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First Time Storytelling With Meghan Pherrill: Swimming with the Sharks

In this episode, Ann spoke with guest Meghan Pherrill, a meditation and yoga teacher. She is also the creator of Balance by Meghan. She shared the story of her first time going cage diving with sharks in Hawaii. Meghan’s story begins with her love for Shark Week, a series on Discovery Channel. Water and the ocean in general appealed to her, as does warm weather.

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First Time Storytelling with Annie Schuessler: Asking a Girl Out

In this episode, Ann spoke with guest Annie Schuessler, a business coach and the host of the podcast Rebel Therapist® Podcast. She shared the story of her first time asking a girl out on a date. Annie’s story begins in Santa Cruz, California when she was 21 years old. She had developed a crush on a girl who her best friend, Sarah, knew. At this

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First Time Storytelling with Chris Kim: Picking up a Hitchhiker

In this episode, Ann spoke with guest Chris Kim, host of the Faces and Aces: Las Vegas podcast. He shared the story of his first time picking up a hitchhiker on his way to Las Vegas. Although this story is about Chris’s first time picking up a hitchhiker, it was actually not his first time driving a stranger. While leaving a grocery store, an old

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First Time Storytelling with Darian Parker: The Mushroom Revelation

In this episode, Ann spoke with guest Darian Parker, host of Dr. D’s Social Network Podcast. He shared the story of his first time taking mushrooms and experiencing spiritual awakenings. Parker’s story begins in Las Vegas, Nevada where he was running a luxury gym. One of his buddies was researching the benefits of mushrooms and talked to him about it. Intrigued, Darian began looking into

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First Time Storytelling with Claude Silver: Snowboarding in Santa Fe

In this episode, Ann spoke with guest Claude Silver, a Chief Heart Officer at VaynerMedia. Claude is a risk-taker who loves many sports. She shared the story her first time snowboarding, an activity which is now her favorite sport. Silver’s story begins in Santa Fe, New Mexico in the year 1985. She was about 15-years-old when she went to the slopes with her brother and

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First Time Storytelling with Dave Chan: Becoming a Screenwriter

In this episode, Ann spoke with guest Dave Chan, a screenwriter, producer, and filmmaker from Brooklyn, NY. Dave graduated with a degree in forensic science and once worked in the financial industry until he realized there was more life in a morgue. He shared the story of how the events of the 9/11 attacks made him realize how short and unpredictable life can be, which

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First Time Storytelling with Rachel Noall: Making an Unexpected Connection

On September 10th, Ann spoke with guest Rachel Noall a poet, English professor, and the CEO of RN Marketing Collective. She told the story of the first time her poetry was shared which led to making an unexpected connection with a poem and inspiring her to take more leaps of faith. Interestingly, Rachel never initially planned on becoming a poet. She loved writing, but she

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First Time Storytelling with Norm Cooling: Commanding in Combat

In this episode, Ann spoke with guest Norman Cooling, a retired Brigadier General (BGen) who spent over 33 years in the Marine Corps. He shared the invigorating story of his first time commanding a battalion task force in combat. Cooling had just returned from serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom under General Mattis, the year prior, before assuming command of America’s Battalion, 3rd Battalion 3rd Marines

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First Time Storytelling with Kurt Nelson: 21 Day Journey

Earlier this month, Ann was joined by guest Kurt Nelson who is currently the president and founder of The Lantern Group, a behavioral science company helping to improve employees’ engagement and motivation in the workplace. He presented his inspiring first time story full of self-discovery and taking over the reigns of his own life during a 21 day journey in the great American outdoors. Although

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