The Gale Hill Radio Hour

The Gale Hill Radio Hour

Here at The Gale Hill Radio Hour, you’ll find conversations and short essays having to do with the human experience — our purpose, our passions, the stories of our lives, both lighthearted and otherwise. Also, the power of our spiritual selves, whether on our own or when we join with others in understanding, love and light. I welcome you to join my guests and me in this adventure. Kate Jones


February 1, 2024 6 mins

As the world spins with endless streams of input, this short excerpt from my recent interview with Jondi Whitis, a master trainer in EFT, offers what I hope is a soothing salve for chronic anxiety. Here, Jondi gives us a gentle reminder that we are in control of ourselves — what we're thinking and what we choose to do about what upsets us. And also that we can be healing agents for ourselves and others. How empowering is that?


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Jondi Whitis' calling is helping others feel better fast. She's a master trainer in EFT, which stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques, otherwise known as “tapping.” In this episode, Jondi talks about what we can do to alleviate chronic anxiety. So many of us are feeling anxious these days because it seems that everything is coming at us all at once and all the time.

To get off that merry-go-round, you need tool...

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This is the second of two episodes with Song of the Day creator Sheldon Zoldan, who wrote tributes to musical titans who passed away in 2023. The tributes and featured songs are in chronological order according to the date of each person's passing, and the numbering picks up where Part 1 left off. In the audio, the tributes are separated by original music by sound engineer and musician Mike Villegas. You'll find links to ...

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Sheldon Zoldan is  the creator of the Song of the Day project, daily music-related stories and yearly tributes to musical titans who passed away. In this episode, we present the first 20 of music greats who left us in 2023, beginning with Jeff Beck.

Most of the links go to YouTube videos, while the others take you to some of Sheldon's once-a-week posts on the website of WGCU, the NPR station in southwest Florida wher...

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December 29, 2023 2 mins

As the calendar flips to a fresh page, I'm sharing a wish from a dear friend for a light-filled new year filled with goodness and wonderful possibilities. 

This is Kate Jones. Thank you for listening to The Gale Hill Radio Hour!

The show is available in Apple and Google Podcasts, Spotify and other podcast directories. Also on Substack and YouTube; Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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December 24, 2023 2 mins

'Tis the Season for an illuminating storybook, and here's one I definitely recommend: "The Light," a tale compassionately told by Scarlett Lam and vibrantly illustrated by Mindy Lee. 

Published in November 2023, this board book has the potential to be an enduring favorite among kids and all of us who are kids at heart.

You can order a copy at

This is Kate Jones. Tha...

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December 13, 2023 38 mins

Sandra Tjoa teaches Qi Gong and Tai Chi, ancient practices that helped her reclaim her health and have now become an integral part of her daily life. In this episode, she explains how these practices may benefit you.

Chi, also spelled Qi, is life force energy. This energy travels in pathways in the body, but it can become stagnant or stuck due to unresolved emotions. The practices of Tai Chi and Qi Gong focus on the body&a...

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December 8, 2023 3 mins

Best-selling author Tony Robbins wrote about hunger in his latest newsletter on LinkedIn, and he included his own childhood experience with food insecurity. He also shared a decision he made long ago to take action to help solve this worldwide problem. His post is a powerful piece of writing that ended up inspiring a meditation with a message, which I talk about in this episode.

You can follow this link to Robbins' n...

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November 29, 2023 7 mins

With all the great dining and sightseeing that we did in Ireland this year, the enjoyable encounters we had with locals may have left the biggest impression on us. At least, that's what we talk about most. So in this episode, I'm sharing a few of them with you. Also, I've put pertinent links in the chapter markers, just in case you'll want them when you plan your next trip to the Emerald Isle. If you go in 2024,...

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November 22, 2023 3 mins

For those of us who feel adrift in these seemingly crazy times, here's a daily routine that can get us back on course. This routine serves as a regular reminder to tap into our inner wisdom, and it's incredibly easy and quick to do both first thing in the morning and whenever we feel stressed or off-balance during the day. 

I learned it from my friend Ashley. I'm truly grateful to her for sharing it with me....

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This is the second part of a fascinating interview with Bibiana Krall and Veronica Cline Barton, the authors of a collaborative project called The Haunted Series. In the previous Gale Hill Radio Hour episode, appropriately titled "Scary Stuff," we shared details about these award-winning books filled with psychological suspense.

In this episode, we turn to other aspects of Bibiana and Veronica's creative ou...

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In this episode, venture into the worlds of Bibiana Krall and Veronica Cline Barton, prolific writers on their own and collaborators on the award-winning Haunted Series consisting, so far, of four books each with six spine-tingling tales set around the globe.

Stretch your imagination with these riveting short stories filled with psychological suspense in the styles of Alfred Hitchcock and Daphne du Maurier. No gore, thoug...

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October 24, 2023 3 mins

This is Kate Jones, here to talk about a brand of socks with style and function.
Recently, I came across Sockwell's Essential Comfort line at Dave’s Boot Shop in Petoskey, Michigan. The key component of these socks is merino wool that comes from free-grazing sheep raised in the U.S. In other words, as the packaging notes, the wool comes from "happy sheep."

I bought a pair of non-cushion socks with...

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October 17, 2023 3 mins

This is the second installment of my occasional series, GHR Recommends. It's a service of The Gale Hill Radio Hour. In this episode, I talk about Martinique® Banana Leaf sleepwear produced by Sant and Abel in partnership with CW Stockwell.

I have personal experience with this line thanks to a beautifully crafted summer robe that my husband gave to me as a birthday gift in May.  I love the pattern, which is bright, co...

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Venice, flashbacks from another lifetime, the impossible becoming possible. And love and friendship. That's what this episode is all about.

At the heart of it is "Venetian Rhapsody," a novel with a soundtrack about a grand love from another time that reignites in the wondrous City of Canals.

The collaboration behind this project is as magical as the story itself. Suffice to say that its award-winnin...

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October 4, 2023 2 mins

A food and wine extravaganza in Northern Michigan becomes so much more when every friend matters, and everyone's story counts.

Learn more in this short episode inspired by Jackie Stevenson's book, "Someday We'll Live Like Horses: Authentic Presence in Leadership and Life."  

The accompanying photo by Zane DeLong shows two members of the Pebble Ledge Ranch Herd, which Jackie writes about i...

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September 27, 2023 2 mins

Chauncey, the friendly and free-spirited feline that showed up on our porch a little over a year ago, loves exploring his self-proclaimed territory. My husband put an AirTag on his collar to track his whereabouts, and Chauncey does trot home when he's called. He's just not a homebody kind of cat.

When we're away on vacation, Aunt Debbie takes care of him. In this episode, I share some of his antics in Chaunc...

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What can politicians, parents and other leaders learn from horses? Turns out, a lot!

For starters: the lessons include how to listen without judgment and respect differing opinions. And there's much more in this short episode with Jackie Stevenson, who provides leadership training  sessions — with horses — at the ranch where she lives with her husband, Herb, four dogs, and six equine members of the Pebble Ledge Ranch...

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Please join me in being captivated by Jackie Stevenson, founder and CEO of Spirit of Leadership LLC, as she eloquently describes what can be learned from the planet's oldest living mammals. I'm sure you'll notice my enthusiastic exclamations and appreciative murmurings throughout this short episode.

If you have 10 minutes to spare, you'll learn important lessons about trust and respect, appreciation, c...

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September 6, 2023 4 mins

Hello, Kate Jones here, bringing you the first of an occasional series called GHR Recommends.  The idea is to use my platform to highlight something that’s exceptional in one way or another, and no money or goods are ever exchanged. I just recommend what I think may be worth your while.

I'm starting off with one of my absolutely favorite products, Witzi's Raw Granola, and for this launch, I'm presenting a sh...

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