Joy Anyhow

Joy Anyhow

Tune into The Joy Anyhow podcast, where we dive deep into what it means to find wholeness in the midst of any storm. In each episode you will hear from a special guest as they invite us into the ups and downs of their joy journey, and offer any wisdom they have gained along the way. I hope you will join me every other week, and that you will be inspired to explore your own joy journey. Find out more at


December 10, 2023 59 mins

Allyson Sutkowi-Hemstreet closes out season 3 with a full hour of wisdom on living joyfully anyhow informed by her personal and professional journeys. Drop in for an hour filled with laughter, contemplation and sage advice that will stay with you long after the episode is complete!

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In Episode 3, Demarra West brings so much light and laughter that I dare you not to laugh along, while you also absorb deep wisdom and lean into her invitation to self-transformation. Take a walk outside or just sit still while you listen to Demarra talk about curiosity, authenticity,  rest, purpose and finding joy in the mundane.  Listen deeply and share widely. May joy be our anchor in liberation.

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September 27, 2023 65 mins

I never get tired of hearing women talking about supporting women! Twyler Jenkins brings all the love, positive energy and candor to this conversation as she opens up about: faith as her joy anchor; trials she has faced in her life; finding a path forward in the most difficult times; how she claims and reclaims joy daily; and why/how she has committed to helping other women "live a life that is abundant, and not just in prospe...

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September 15, 2023 15 mins

I find it unbelievable that it is fall already! I am so glad to be back in tune with this podcast...been away for several months tending to family needs. It feels like a gift to be able to offer another season of wise women wisdom on finding and holding onto joy in the midst of any storm.  Be sure to listen to the podcast throughout September, October and November for beautiful conversations with beautiful humans. May joy be our an...

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April 20, 2023 70 mins

OOOOOHHHH!!! Please don't miss this closing episode for season 6.  Dr. Saint-Hilaire brings it home with a BEAUTIFUL conversation infused with her insightful and awe-inspiring writing. She generously shares seasoned wisdom on mothering, patient care and living your most joyful life born from both personal and professional struggles and celebrations. I hope this is soul nourishing for you.

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April 6, 2023 62 mins

In Season 2, Episode 5, my guest Michelle Wimes  generously and lovingly shares so much of herself as she explains how joy is an expression of who she is and how she experiences life. Listen in to hear her talk about the importance of community, connection, empathy and caring for herself as she navigates personal struggles, as well as struggles at work and in the world, and unapologetically embraces her joy journey, anyhow.

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March 22, 2023 55 mins

Ready to laugh a little, stay curious, lean into your own joy awareness? Yogita Maduri drops in to share her thoughts on joy anyhow, through the lenses of parenting and business ownership. Listen in as she explains how gratitude and self awareness help her create a welcoming space at Yogi's Cafe and experience joy on a daily basis. Don't miss season 2 episode 4 of the joy anyhow podcast!

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March 8, 2023 61 mins

"We pause so we don't have to go back and repair"...that's from my guest Rowena Shurn, talking about why it's critical to listen deeply to ourselves and others. Check out our conversation as she talks about noticing our judgments, deep listening, pausing, transparency, accountability and more in the context of joy anyhow!

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March 1, 2023 63 mins

Listen in as Karyn Pettigrew (Beyond Blindspots) talks about choosing joy as it relates to: dreaming big; asking “what else is possible and what is this teaching me?" in the middle of difficulties; and asking ourselves essential questions like "what calls me forward? what am I curious about? what excites me? " 

So much wisdom to harness for yourself, don't miss it!

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February 7, 2023 9 mins

I'm so glad to be back for Season 2 of the Joy Anyhow Podcast. Listen to this brief season opener for some updates and what to expect this season.

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November 22, 2022 29 mins

Where did the time go? Season 1 seems to have gone by so quickly! Join me for episode 6 as I wrap up this inaugural season by sharing some contemplations and resources on joy anyhow, including offerings from Alexis Wright, The Joy Summit, The Greater Good Science Center and more.  You can also find more joyful resources by signing up for the the Joy Anyhow newsletter at

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November 3, 2022 58 mins

In Season 1, Episode 5, Emily Stewart walks us lovingly through how she has fallen back in love with the beauty of the world; by honoring the gratitude practice of being, loving and saying goodbye. Listen in as she discusses connecting with nature, the interconnectedness of all beings, honoring stillness and acceptance, and being fully present to the lessons she learns, especially in difficult moments. Emily also gifts us with her ...

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October 18, 2022 57 mins

Tema Okun joins me for this episode, to talk about her joy journey. I hope you will make the time to listen deeply as she discusses embracing expansive connectedness, finding condition-less joy that is stripped of external validation, and remaining deeply persistent in the pursuit of joy. Get comfortable wherever you are, do whatever you like to do while you listen to podcasts, and enjoy the conversation!

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October 4, 2022 52 mins

Dr. Regina Armour joins me in this episode to talk about skating backwards, finding our way back when we feel like we've lost our way and much more. Don't miss it!

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September 13, 2022 51 mins

In Season 1, Episode 2, Guest Chanel Copeland invites listeners to a "joyful conversation with a seasoned Black southern auntie".  Chanel talks about her own experience with having to learn new ways to access joy, reminds us that we are in charge of our own boundaries and also asks us to pay attention to what needs to be acknowledged, dealt with, or changed in our lives. Oh, and we pretty much laugh the whole time! Don&ap...

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September 7, 2022 9 mins

The Joy Anyhow Podcast launches with this season opener, giving you a glimpse into what you can expect in season one. My guests will include Chanel Copeland, Dr. Regina Armour, Toyin Kolawole, Tema Okun and Emily Stewart. Don't miss an episode!

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