In this episode of Chasing the Mind, Dr. Angela and Dr. Stephanie talk to Laura Heffernan, romance novelist and author of the new book Sweet Reality. They discuss the guilty pleasure of reality television, the process of writing a novel, and the pros and cons of writing steamy love scenes. Laura shares her love of cupcakes, comedy, and pole fitness.
Also, Dr. Angela and Dr. Stephanie introduce some new segments to the show, including more conversations about different topics in psychology in Psych Corner and a new feature where Dr. Angela and Dr. Stephanie will diagnose a character from a movie! Listeners make your suggestions by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us @chasingthemind #DiagnoseThisMovie.
And don’t forget the next episode is a Talk Balk session, so send us your questions!
Today Dr. Angela and Dr. Stephanie talk to Jessica Hagemann, a professional ghostwriter, who helps people tell their stories. From a young man who recovered from a stroke and then wrote a book on communication, to a mom of seven who wasn’t sure her life was interesting enough to fill a book, Jessica helps each one of these people give voice to their individual journeys. Jessica reflects on her first experience writing the memoir of her grandfather Jack, who was a retired arson investigator in Kansas, and the surprising things that even Jessica’s mother didn’t know until she read the book. Dr. Angela and Dr. Stephanie reflect on the way that Cider Spoon Stories captures the universality of the human experience one story at a time.
Cider Spoon Stories also gives back to the community by donating their time to a yearly storytelling project, this years compilation is Whispers: Healing & Triumph after Sexual Assault. A part of the proceeds go to a local rape crisis center and the remainder goes to support the next community storytelling project. Please see the link below:
For more information or to sign up for local or online workshops, please visit http://www.ciderspoonstories.com