17: Lee Sowder & Maureen McSweeney

Did you know that a contingent of extremely talented and wonderful women just got back from the FIRST EVER Life in 10 Minutes retreat in San Miguel, Mexico? This episode features two of these fantastic writers, who also happen to be dear friends of mine. They talk about their experiences, past and present, and give a piece of themselves into their stories.

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16: Rosie Messer

More and more retirees are taking up part-time jobs. But what kinds of jobs? The answer may surprise you.

Rosie puts her own unique blend of emotion, humor, and good ol’ southern charm into everything she writes. This episode is for her. Thank you, Rosie, for the light you bring to the world.

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15: Margaret Woody & JD DeHart

Margaret was found as a 5 pound baby in Korea and adopted. Her new family gave her plenty to eat but she is still hungry.

A seven-year-old boy dons a toucan mask. He climbs a tree and builds a nest. Will he ever come down, or is it just a phase??

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12: Lauren Mosher & Rosie Messer

The moon brings out the best in us, and the worst. Branches reach up to the sky, warning us of what is to come. A list of things to do before you die seems contrived. The only real joy comes from observing the everyday phenomena that surround all of us. Stopping to smell the proverbial roses. Shouldn't we already be doing that?

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11: Claire Chitty, Maureen McSweeney & Susan Singer

“Am I a writer?”

Gently pull the threads of self doubt tied to all those who venture onto the empty page. Taste the sweet, summer juices of Hanover tomatoes and learn the ultimate recipe from a seasoned sandwich chef. Journey through the years as a mother persistently passes on troubling body image issues to her daughter. Feel the cool autumn breeze, vanquishing the summer heat. Listen to Life in 10 Minutes. Hear their stories.

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9: Megan Neal & Didi Cohen

Are you ready to climb out of your Hawaiian bobblehead experience and into your so un-American, way-more-primal, woman who runs with wolves, blood flowing through the veins, heart pumping, flesh and bone body? Are you ready to meditate? Are you ready to get HYPNOTIZED?

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8: Bronwyn Morgan & Cate Fitt

Want to hear about rainstorms and homicidal ex-husbands? We've got you covered! A seven-year-old's premature deathbed wish and an unfaithful father? All that and more on this, the latest installment of the celebrated Life in 10 Minutes P-cast.

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7: Ali Torrence-Hale, Mark Meier & Valley Haggard

Funky houses, daughters of divorce, and weapons? Sign me up! This is the first episode since the launch of the Life in 10 Minutes Press and the release of Valley's much anticipated new book, Surrender Your Weapons. You can listen to Valley reading the first chapter right here, along with the wonderful voice of Ali and the return of Mark.

Was it worth the wait? I dare say it was!

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5: Lee Sowder, Lisa Loving & Jean White

How much of your life does your dog actually see? Do you remember leaving your parents' home for the first time? Where you ever shamed for participating in a peaceful protest in the 60s?

So many questions, so little time! Running at a cool 8 minutes and 20 seconds, this episode is sure to spark your imagination and satisfy your curiosity. 

Let's tell some stories together. Life in 10 Minutes!

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4: Judi Lundberg, Mark Meier & Llewellyn Hensley

If you like stories about college deadlines, lost friends, and/or the darker side of families, then this episode is for you! If you like stories that will tickle your fancy and tug at your hearstrings, this episode is for you! If you like stories that are brave and true... then you're in the right place. 

10 more minutes. 3 more fantastic writers. Enjoy~

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3: Tim McCready & Tiffaney Peroutka

Tim McCready not only provided us with original music for the podcast (thank you, Tim!), he also provided us with a hilarious coming-of-age story, full of surfboards, ghosts, and women's wetsuits.

Tiffaney Peroutka lost her father when she was seven. She didn't fully understand what was happening, then. Here, she tells the story of what that meant to her as a child, and what it means now.

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1: Valley Haggard & Jerry Long

Welcome to the Life in 10 Minutes Podcast: Episode 1! Hosts Ben Krumwiede and Valley Haggard are thrilled to dive into the big, beautiful, brave and true world of stories written 10 minutes at a time, starting with Valley telling a story about an unfortunate incident with a married man when she was 19 and Jerry Long's life long advocacy for civil rights for the LGBQT community. 

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