The Joy Factor Podcasts

Host: Sheila Stratton Inspiring stories for drive time or dinner time! Host and Life Coach Sheila Stratton features extra-ordinary stories from ordinary people who brought something they loved to life! Each week you'll hear an interview with someone who did something they loved. Hear how the dream moved from vision to reality and be inspired to take action for yourself!
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What tools can you use to experience joy and satisfaction?
(The Joy Factor - August 19, 2015)
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16:26 min
Fellow life coach Kris Thaller joins Sheila.
(The Joy Factor - August 5, 2015)
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23:17 min
It's time for plan B on The Joy Factor.
(The Joy Factor - July 29, 2015)
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12:58 min
Sheila snags an interview with musician Jim King!
(The Joy Factor - July 22, 2015)
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22:33 min
A quick Joy Factor as Sheila shares feelings on some songs.
(Joy Factor - July 15, 2015)
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7:58 min
Experience the real life "Yes-Man" with Julie Lattimer.
(The Joy Factor - July 01, 2015)
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22:37 min
Chelsea Sharp and Benjamin Steinke of the groovy Common Root Mutual Aid Society share their grounded, DIY approach to community building.
(The Joy Factor - June 03, 2015)
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21:48 min
Abeny Kucha's memoir, "Tears of a Mother" is the fulfillment of a promise she made to her then infant son Jok....if they survived their flee from war in South Sudan, she would tell their story of hope. Now living in Lincoln, she shares her story with Sheila.
(The Joy Factor - May 27, 2015)
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21:04 min
Omaha food journalist Summer Miller brightens up the show talking about her new cookbook; New Prairie Kitchen: Stories and Seasonal Recipes from Chefs, Farmers, and Artisans of The Great Plains. Go to Bread and Cup on May 17 from 4 to 6 pm to celebrate the launch!
(The Joy Factor - May 13, 2015)
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25:33 min
No girls allowed! – Lee Mothes from Wisconsin joins on the phone to discuss his book Keep Out!: Build Your Own Backyard Clubhouse: A Step-by-Step Guide.
(The Joy Factor - May 06, 2015)
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23:29 min
Lisa Borchardt's recent guest lecture at First Plymouth Church –"Scars Are Our Stories"– was a longer version of her recent Ignite Lincoln talk. Both of these are bucket list items. Talking with people, supporting people regarding grief, loss and healing is part of her mission. She explains why it fulfills her.
(The Joy Factor - April 15, 2015)
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20:58 min
After seeing a friend's shared video about prescribed burns, Julie Lattimer set off on the course of becoming a wild land firefighter technician, and now helps to manage fires herself.
(The Joy Factor - April 08, 2015)
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23:40 min
Noah Nielsen loves motorcycles. They've been a hobby, his job and are now his business. Besides the joy he finds in riding, he considers restorations as his artistic palette
(The Joy Factor - April 1, 2015)
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22:14 min
Sheila Stratton is joined by Alexandra Mitchell, who has a vision for people from all walks of life to make a living by making a difference with Compassionate Careers.
(The Joy Factor - March 25, 2015)
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23:34 min
Jane Wolfe gets a great deal of pleasure from writing, something she's done for many years for the simple joy of it. A few years ago she got inspired to study her craft a bit more and submit her poetry for publication. Two of her poems were selected for “An Untidy Season,” published in September 2013 by Backwaters Press. The impact of engaging in our own creativity is a source of real personal satisfaction as Jane can attest....
(The Joy Factor - March 4, 2015)
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22:42 min
Ruth Chantry and Susan Rivers were among the primary organizers for a recent event that raised money for friend Pat Clinch, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. They join Sheila to talk about their experience creating the event that was an overwhelming display of love and community, not to mention a kick-ass fundraiser! Gift yourself with this story and the opportunity to hear about additional opportunities to support Pat and family.
(The Joy Factor - February 18, 2015)
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24:10 min
KZUM's own Mayor of Night Town, Tom Ineck joins the program. Tom knows jazz and he loves it, as evidenced by his long time program Night Town, which airs Thursday's 8:30-10 p.m.
(The Joy Factor - February 11, 2015)
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22:39 min
Jen Landis, creator of Pincurl Girls, joins Sheila to talk about her up-close experiences with vulnerability and courage as she's set out to re-ignite her sweet biz that promotes positivity and confidence.
(The Joy Factor - February 4, 2015)
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21:12 min
Attend any community event in Lincoln that welcomes children—a party in the park, a Community CROPS event, Earth Day, etc.— and you're likely to see a swirl of small children, instruments, dancing, and singing surrounding Jim King and his guitar. He's been sharing songs with wee ones for many years and now we get to hear what he loves about it.
(The Joy Factor - January 28, 2015)
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22:09 min
Sam Franklin had no idea how wide her efforts would reach last January 1 when she created Lost Pets of Lancaster County Facebook page. Several hundred followers and many reunited pets and people later she's humbled by what she's created. This is an awfully sweet story.
(The Joy Factor - January 7, 2015)
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23:28 min
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