A brief encounter with a woman with cancer recently reminded me to slow down and acknowledge what is before us — even if what we see is hard to accept or comprehend. It was Sunday morning and I was walking through the Berkeley Rose Garden with my husband and son. I saw a woman sitting on a […]

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In this episode of About Your Mother, you will meet Peter Mutabazi – a remarkable human being who survived a traumatic childhood, only to use that experience to transform lives. He ran away from an abusive father at the age of ten and was homeless on the streets for four years until a stranger asked […]

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In today’s episode of About Your Mother, we have a poignant discussion on the meaning of the word Mother. Joining us is Jeff Forney, a photographer, visual story sharer, and a dear friend. Prepare to be inspired by a touching dialogue on the meaning of the word mother, the journey to finding his birth mother, […]

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In honor of International Women’s Month, today’s episode of About Your Mother brings you a story highlighting the strength and power of maternal lineage. In this dual interview, we celebrate the life of Vera Obermeyer, who recently passed away due to COVID. Our guests are here to talk about her long and colorful life full […]

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What does it mean to own and share our own stories? Why would other people want to hear our stories?  In today’s episode of About your Mother, we answer those questions with our special guest, Melanie Spring. Melanie is a vibrant speaker, an approachable bad-ass woman, and the facilitator of both personal and brand stories. […]

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007 My Eponymous Fashion Line As A Love Letter to My Mother | Olivia Joffrey

In the latest episode of About Your Mother, we have a conversation with Olivia Joffrey. Olivia owns an eponymous fashion line that serves as a love letter to her mother, Anne-Marie. Through osmosis, Olivia absorbed the colorful and artistic life that her mother has led — a life filled with sensory details, records, books, sand, […]

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006 Pursuit of Truth With A Capital T | Julie Barton Part 2

We are in the second part of our series with the wonderful Julie Barton. In our previous episode, we talked about Julie’s childhood memories and her path to becoming a New York Times bestselling author with her book, Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me from Myself. Today, we explore what it feels like to […]

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In this two-part series conversation with Julie Barton, New York Times bestselling author of the memoir, Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me from Myself, we learn more about her book, battle with depression, and intricate family dynamic. In episode one, she shares her family’s story and how Bunker transformed her life. Re-telling Their Story […]

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In today’s episode of About Your Mother, we speak with Sugar Taylor, a woman who exudes a ray of light. Sugar is a self-taught creative dynamo. She is a person who has battled anxiety and depression throughout her life and uses her creative energy as a means of healing. Her zest of life, spirit, resourcefulness, and […]

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003 A Personal Breakthrough Inspired Sandra to Build a Business Helping Others To Be Unshakable | Sandra Possing

In the third episode of About Your Mother, our guest, speaker, and mindset coach, Sandra Possing talks about how building an Unshakeable Foundation and unleashing their inner badass empowers a woman. They also discussed in this episode, Sandra’s openness about her past and how it shaped her career path. Pay special attention to the part […]

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002 My Mother Inspired Me to Build Platforms to Empower Women and Girls | Lauri Levenfeld:

Our next guest for About Your Mother is Lauri Levenfeld. She is a playful spirit and has a never-ending commitment to the female voice. Jennifer and Lauri collaborated together in the past on projects, but most recently, Lauri debuted an award-winning film called Mad World. Using her distinctive eye and straightforward and real words, she […]

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001 How Being Raised by a Single Mom Shaped Her Destiny | Ronda Moulton

In the first episode of About Your Mother, our host Jennifer Griffith speaks with guest and dear friend, Ronda Moulton. She is an award-winning Interior Designer who has her fair share of challenges for both personal and career life. Today, she talks about her childhood experiences and how it molded her path of acceptance and […]

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000 Welcome to the Podcast - About Your Mother

Welcome to our new podcast – About Your Mother, Where Your Story Begins. Host Jennifer Griffith is on a mission to celebrate and examine one of the most powerful and influential relationships in our lives: our relationship with our mother. The Power of Storytelling Each month, join Jennifer as she converses with compelling guests. She […]

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A brief encounter with a woman with cancer recently reminded me to slow down and acknowledge what is before us — even if what we see is hard to accept or comprehend. It was Sunday morning and I was walking through the Berkeley Rose Garden with my husband and son. I saw a woman sitting on a […]

read more

AYM-011_Peter-Mutabazi

In this episode of About Your Mother, you will meet Peter Mutabazi – a remarkable human being who survived a traumatic childhood, only to use that experience to transform lives. He ran away from an abusive father at the age of ten and was homeless on the streets for four years until a stranger asked […]

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AYM 010 Jeff Forney edit

In today’s episode of About Your Mother, we have a poignant discussion on the meaning of the word Mother. Joining us is Jeff Forney, a photographer, visual story sharer, and a dear friend. Prepare to be inspired by a touching dialogue on the meaning of the word mother, the journey to finding his birth mother, […]

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009 Amy Kelly Sarai Obermeyer

In honor of International Women’s Month, today’s episode of About Your Mother brings you a story highlighting the strength and power of maternal lineage. In this dual interview, we celebrate the life of Vera Obermeyer, who recently passed away due to COVID. Our guests are here to talk about her long and colorful life full […]

read more

About Your Mother - Guest Melanie Spring

What does it mean to own and share our own stories? Why would other people want to hear our stories?  In today’s episode of About your Mother, we answer those questions with our special guest, Melanie Spring. Melanie is a vibrant speaker, an approachable bad-ass woman, and the facilitator of both personal and brand stories. […]

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007 My Eponymous Fashion Line As A Love Letter to My Mother | Olivia Joffrey

In the latest episode of About Your Mother, we have a conversation with Olivia Joffrey. Olivia owns an eponymous fashion line that serves as a love letter to her mother, Anne-Marie. Through osmosis, Olivia absorbed the colorful and artistic life that her mother has led — a life filled with sensory details, records, books, sand, […]

READ MORE

006 Pursuit of Truth With A Capital T | Julie Barton Part 2

We are in the second part of our series with the wonderful Julie Barton. In our previous episode, we talked about Julie’s childhood memories and her path to becoming a New York Times bestselling author with her book, Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me from Myself. Today, we explore what it feels like to […]

read more

In this two-part series conversation with Julie Barton, New York Times bestselling author of the memoir, Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me from Myself, we learn more about her book, battle with depression, and intricate family dynamic. In episode one, she shares her family’s story and how Bunker transformed her life. Re-telling Their Story […]

READ MORE

Sugar Taylor - About Your mother Podcast

In today’s episode of About Your Mother, we speak with Sugar Taylor, a woman who exudes a ray of light. Sugar is a self-taught creative dynamo. She is a person who has battled anxiety and depression throughout her life and uses her creative energy as a means of healing. Her zest of life, spirit, resourcefulness, and […]

READ MORE

003 A Personal Breakthrough Inspired Sandra to Build a Business Helping Others To Be Unshakable | Sandra Possing

In the third episode of About Your Mother, our guest, speaker, and mindset coach, Sandra Possing talks about how building an Unshakeable Foundation and unleashing their inner badass empowers a woman. They also discussed in this episode, Sandra’s openness about her past and how it shaped her career path. Pay special attention to the part […]

read more

002 My Mother Inspired Me to Build Platforms to Empower Women and Girls | Lauri Levenfeld:

Our next guest for About Your Mother is Lauri Levenfeld. She is a playful spirit and has a never-ending commitment to the female voice. Jennifer and Lauri collaborated together in the past on projects, but most recently, Lauri debuted an award-winning film called Mad World. Using her distinctive eye and straightforward and real words, she […]

READ MORE

001 How Being Raised by a Single Mom Shaped Her Destiny | Ronda Moulton

In the first episode of About Your Mother, our host Jennifer Griffith speaks with guest and dear friend, Ronda Moulton. She is an award-winning Interior Designer who has her fair share of challenges for both personal and career life. Today, she talks about her childhood experiences and how it molded her path of acceptance and […]

READ MORE

000 Welcome to the Podcast - About Your Mother

Welcome to our new podcast – About Your Mother, Where Your Story Begins. Host Jennifer Griffith is on a mission to celebrate and examine one of the most powerful and influential relationships in our lives: our relationship with our mother. The Power of Storytelling Each month, join Jennifer as she converses with compelling guests. She […]

read more

Writing requires compassion. Writers not only need to show tenderness for the characters and people they write about but compassion for themselves through the creative process. As the year comes to a close, perhaps you, too, find yourself frustrated by the state of your manuscript or creative project. I want to be ready, but I know […]

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Recently a friend asked me, “What is your writing process? How did you decide to leap from one career to another?”  ​ Initially, my writing process required committing to the voice in my head that said, writing a book is something you have to do. It was a must-do calling. Taking a creative leap requires us […]

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Three years ago, I left the tech company I was working for to focus on being a mom. I was torn between the career I loved and the young son who I knew wanted me home more. Also wrapped in the middle of this conflict was my dream of writing. It took me two years […]

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There is a saying that in order to live a creative life you have to give up certainty. The first few weeks after saying good-bye to my tech career, I found myself uncomfortable. Gone was the frantic schedule that started at 7 a.m. and ended at 7 p.m. No longer was I driven by someone […]

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Deciding to opt out of your career can mean more than a few sleepless nights. My decision to step away from my career to spend more time with my son — as well as finish the novel that had occupied the back of my mind for ten years — was a hard decision to make. I was an independent […]

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Last week the thing my Father loved the most was towed peacefully from Commencement Bay to a scrap metal yard in Texas. On a gray day when the water was smooth his beloved ship made her final voyage past his home. He stood on his deck, camera in hand and watched as her old metal […]

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Celebrating Father’s Day for the first time without you…  Read on March 26, 2016 @ Rich Griffith’s Celebration of Life In the final weeks of my father’s life, we asked him, “How would you like people to celebrate you once you are gone?” “No party,” he grumbled. “No party.” Let me tell you something about […]

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It took three years of infertility and two miscarriages to realize I couldn’t have it all. Growing up, I was told that I could do anything I set my mind to. I am from the generation of young girls who were encouraged to do well in school and play sports. One of the few pieces […]

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About Your Mother (AYM) celebrates one of the most critical relationships universal to us all ... our connection to our mothers and how their influence shapes our lives.

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