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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 to have a cultural experience and learn Spanish. Although the
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 husband’s intentions well. Nigel wanted to spread awareness about environmental
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 her first four years of life in Israel because her
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. She never had any fears of diving into the sea,
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 point, she had grown tired of her love life developing
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 Korean woman randomly entered the back seat of his car