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From CEOs to CHROs, Holly's guests share their incredible journey and wisdom in facing extreme adversity and gaining profound strength and courage. These are the extraordinary stories of real people, and real lives, that will give you hope, tears of joy and inspire you to go take action!
 
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"I think it has always been part of the American way that you go to work no matter what, even if you are sick." ~ Cherri Lindquist Learn more about this episode of A Celebration of You at http://www.hollydowling.com/ep144
 
Joy Harjo joins Kevin Young to read “Still-Life with Potatoes, Pearls, Raw Meat, Rhinestones, Lard, and Horse Hooves,” by Sandra Cisneros, and her own poem “Running.” Harjo is the current Poet Laureate of the United States, as well as a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. Her many honors include the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize and the Wallace …
 
“When you are able to heal yourself you can create a greater impact on those you are serving.” ~ Starshema Learn more about this episode of A Celebration of You at http://www.hollydowling.com/ep143
 
In a special episode of the Poetry Podcast, Tracy K. Smith, Marilyn Nelson, and Terrance Hayes join Kevin Young to read their work, and to discuss its relationship to protest and liberation. Tracy K. Smith served two terms as a U.S. poet laureate, and has won an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and a Pulitzer prize. Her latest collection is “Wade in the W…
 
“What you are going through now is building in you a well of strength and skills that you will use later in life to do the work that you are actually supposed to do here.” ~ Julie Foucht Learn more about this episode of A Celebration of You at http://www.hollydowling.com/ep140
 
"There is a lot to be said for falling so low, you become so determined to make your life better." ~ Cara Brookins Learn more about this episode of A Celebration of You at http://www.hollydowling.com/ep139
 
“I don’t say my accolades to impress people, I say them to impress upon people that I legitimately shouldn’t be here.” ~ Kathy Haan Learn more about this episode of A Celebration of You at http://www.hollydowling.com/ep137
 
Kwame Dawes joins Kevin Young to read “The Season of Phantasmal Peace,” by Derek Walcott, and his own poem “Before Winter.” Dawes is the author of over twenty books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. His many honors include a 2019 Windham Campbell Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Barnes and Noble Writers for Writers Award, and the Ford Prize for …
 
“I had to force myself to become a living example of rising above your circumstances and creating the life you wish existed for you in the world.” ~ Katie DePaola Learn more about this episode of A Celebration of You at http://www.hollydowling.com/ep128
 
"I really had to take my own medicine since I am a walking billboard for what I do.” ~ Heather Burgett Learn more about this episode of A Celebration of You at http://www.hollydowling.com/ep127
 
“My mission is really to help my students to see God in themselves. I use the performing arts as my vehicle.” ~ Angela Mannela-Hoffman Learn more about this episode of A Celebration of You at http://www.hollydowling.com/ep126
 
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