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Series 02: For The Love Of Moxie

Our second series is going to knock you flat out. In keeping with my latest book, Of Mess and Moxie, I am thrilled to bring you “For the Love of Moxie”! I’ll be talking with women who undeniably have pluck, chutzpah, grit, moxie. They’ve built companies and brands, changed entire national conversations, served the world, they’ve overcome. They will inspire you, push you, make you think. I hope you love listening to them as much as I loved talking to them. Bring on the MOXIE.

How to Survive When Your Dreams Dissolve with Chrissy Kelly

October 10, 2017

When Jen’s Tribe speaks, we get the most incredible guests, and for the wrap-up of our Moxie series, Chrissy Kelly is no exception.  We asked you to tell us who you knew that had the most “moxie” – someone who epitomizes grit, determination and perseverance–and Chrissy’s name came up a hundred fold. Chrissy shares her journey as a “Type A” mom, an introvert, a writer, a blogger on her new site LifeWithGreyson.com and a compulsive photographer.  Her “check the box” life was turned upside down when her first son was diagnosed with autism, and just as she started to deal with a “new normal,” her second son was diagnosed as well.  Her story is for all of us who have had to pick up the broken pieces of our lives, and find…

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Discovering That You are Good Enough with Amena Brown

October 3, 2017

Jen meets up with her feisty and funny friend, Amena Brown. Amena is an author, spoken word poet, speaker and event host.  Amena shares some of the story of how she came into her own; which she also recounts in her new book How To Fix a Broken Record. She describes the freedom of what’s it like when you are finally true to yourself. She also shares how she discovered the power of ‘yes’ and ‘no,’ what it’s like to go to a Tall People’s Club, how she “kissed dating goodbye (but not forever),” and relates her journey through the lens of popular music that identified the various seasons of her life (Sasha Fierce, anyone?).

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Music, Motherhood, and Moxie with Nichole Nordeman

September 26, 2017

Jen interviews her “ride or die” friend; musician, songwriter and author, Nichole Nordeman. Nichole and Jen will be taking off together for the “Moxie Matters” tour (coming to a city near you starting October 2017). They share their hearts behind taking “moxie” on the road and share highlights/hijinks from their previous times on tour.  Nichole also talks about her latest album (that should include a pack of Kleenex with purchase, btw) called “Every Mile Mattered,” and the moxie it took for her “slow down,” at the apex of her singing career.

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Finding Beauty in the Mess with Glennon Doyle

September 19, 2017

Jen and Glennon Doyle have a conversation about the flip side of moxie—the mess that usually precedes it. Glennon is the wildly popular curator of the online community “Momastery.” She is a best-selling author of the book “Carry On, Warrior,” and her latest book called “Love Warrior.” Glennon speaks candidly of what it looks like to let go of trying to be perfect, of trying to fit in, and how embracing your pain leads to transformation and beauty.  

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Unyielding Courage with Anna LeBaron & Ruth Wariner

September 12, 2017

We asked Jen’s tribe to submit stories of women they knew who defined “moxie” like no other. Overwhelmingly Anna LeBaron and Ruth Wariner, authors of The Polygamist’s Daughter and The Sound of Gravel, respectively, were at the top of the list.  They share how they overcame the worst of circumstances in their childhoods as part of a polygamist cult and how later they discovered the tragedy that bound them, but didn’t define them.

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Business with Purpose with Jessica Honegger

September 5, 2017

In our continuing series featuring women with “moxie,” Jen visits with fellow Austinite and good friend Jessica Honegger, who built her company, Noonday Collection, as a socially responsible fashion brand to help Artisans who live in vulnerable communities all over the world. Since growing the company to its presence in over 13 countries, along with a network of 2000 Ambassadors across the U.S, Jessica gives insight into the challenges of building a business and the rewards of helping communities abroad, while empowering women to get involved with something meaningful and lasting. And y’all, have you seen their things?  Who says social responsibility can’t be stylish?

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Food, Freedom & the Whole30 with Melissa Hartwig

August 29, 2017

The Whole30. You’ve done it. Jen’s done it. Someone you know is on it right now. Melissa Hartwig is the co-founder of this wildly successful dietary program that has helped millions of people transform their health, habits and relationship with food. Melissa tells the story of how her personal 30-day dietary and lifestyle experiment provided the basis for the Whole30 movement, and shares with Jen her journey from the lows of drug and alcohol addiction to the heights of becoming a health and lifestyle maven. This podcast calls for a cake (made with almond flour and no gluten or sugar, of course!)!

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Getting Vulnerable with Dr. Brené Brown

August 22, 2017

Researcher & storyteller Dr. Brene’ Brown brings us her thoughts on shame, suffering, courage and vulnerability during this week’s conversation with Jen; drawing from her many years as a research professor, and as a woman who is seeking her most authentic life. She discusses true vulnerability and our craving for connection. She also flips the script on suffering; reframing it as a catalyst for being overcomers in our lives by asserting: “’moxie’ doesn’t come from all the good stuff that happens to you. It’s from working through the bad stuff.” You’ll laugh at stories about “Hairy Toes and Sexy Rice” and be inspired by the tough path she forged in bringing the topic of shame to the forefront of the academic community. Brene’s new book, Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and The…

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Authenticity in a Branded World with Luvvie Ajayi

August 15, 2017

Kicking off the new “For the Love of Moxie” series is Luvvie Ajayi, a hilarious writer and blogger who epitomizes what “moxie” is all about. Fierce and funny, Luvvie’s blog, awesomelyluvvie.com, has a massive following, and her new book I’m Judging You: The Do Better Manual, is a New York Times bestseller and has been picked up by producer extraordinaire Shonda Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal). for the creation of a new TV show. In the book, she covers a host of topics, serious and funny, including our “bad behavior” on social media (we discuss that you can still “poke” people on Facebook. Why?) and a host of other things going on in pop culture, TV, movies, activism and life. Luvvie shares how she was the world’s longest overnight success, and that building a brand doesn’t…

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