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Welcome to the Vital Presence Podcast

For people who want to live a more meaningful, joyfilled, creative life. Shape a new story about how to thrive and create at any age—but especially as we age.

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CJ Miller The Spiritual Artist

Chris Miller (CJ) is an entrepreneur, artist, writer, and speaker. He’s a lifelong Spiritual learner who has spent the last 20 years examining the creative process and its relationship to spirituality. He’s the author of the book, The Spiritual Artist

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Michael Williams: Storytelling as a Healing Practice

Dr. Michael Williams is a Canadian-born storyteller who spent three decades living in Scotland, where he honed his skills as an oral storyteller. We talk about our mutual love of storytelling as we trace Michael’s history as a contemporary bard

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Clarissa Castillo-Ramsey: Living and Leading Artfully

Dr. Clarissa Castillo-Ramsey brings artfulness together with leadership and helping people grow. She is an organizational psychologist, artist, coach, and author of the book: Painting Your Path: 21 Interviews with Extraordinary Women. We talk about how she weaves art into

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Francesca Aniballi: Fairy tales aren’t just for kids

What if fairy tales could help us, as adults, to open our imaginations, re-enchant our worlds, and support our personal transformation.  In the hands of Francesca Aniballi, they can. Francesca Aniballi, PhD, uses fairy tales as a transformative tool for

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Merle Saferstein: Writing and Living Your Legacy

Have you thought about writing your legacy, capturing thoughts and events that might be only for your eyes—but from which you might offer lessons to others? For 48 years, Merle Saferstein journaled, amassing a collection of 380 journals. From there

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Mik Kuhlman: The Actor as Activist

Mik Kuhlman is an actor, physical theatre comedian, performance artist, theatre-maker, and teacher who has worked and taught globally. Building on her twenty-five years of experience with original ensemble and solo theatre, she recently created a stunning outdoor performance and

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Gretchen Staebler: Walking your mother home

Gretchen Staebler is an award-winning author and family caregiver ally in the Pacific Northwest who wrote a moving memoir about returning to her childhood home to care for her mother. It’s a candid, complex, well-crafted story that will be useful

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Priscilla Long: Creating at Any Age

Priscilla Long is a well-known Seattle-based writer of science, poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, and history, who, in anticipation of turning 80, decided to research the path of world-class later-in-life creatives. What she discovered became a trove of inspiration that she

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Dana Lynne Andersen: The power of transformative arts

Dana Lynne Andersen is a multimedia artist, writer, playwright, and teacher who has taught and exhibited on three continents. She is the founder of the Awakening Arts Academy, with programs in Assisi, Italy, Nevada City, California, and online. In this conversation,

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Create your story – Engage the world!

Conversations with creators who are shaping the stories that are shaping the world
Join us in conversations with creative change makers who are shaping their new stories about today’s rapidly changing world as they discover how to live a more joyful and authentic life. Get

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