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Mike Rathbun Podcaster

Mike is a husband, father, and proud grandfather, he is an entrepreneur, author and the creator and host of The Kindness Matters Podcast. He is dedicated to inspiring and motivating others to be more kind to each other. To overlooking whatever differences may exist between us; whether it’s politics, religion, race or whom we love, and understand that we all have so much more in common than we realize.

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The Power Of Small Kindnesses In A Community &Raquo; 85Vjvjsawarp73L2Y7Pf57Jji7P4
The Power of Small Kindnesses in a Community

When the echoes of generosity ripple through a community, they can create waves of change that uplift the lives of countless individuals. That's the essence of the conversation I had with Tukayot…

When the echoes of g…

When the echoes of generosity ripple through a community, they can create waves of change that uplift the lives of countless individuals. That's the essence of the conversation I had with Tukayote Helianthus, a philanthropist whose journey of giving began with a personal commitment to quit smoking and blossomed into the life-changing Operation Water Drop initiative. His narrative, rooted in the values cultivated during his Boy Scout days, reveals how small habit changes can lead to monumental acts of kindness.The crux of our dialogue pivots on confronting the stark realities of poverty, t…

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Breaking Down Barriers To Reentry &Raquo; 60854458C4D1Acdf4E1C2F79C4137142D85D78E379Bdafbd69Bd34C85F5819Ad 20
Breaking Down Barriers to Reentry

As the crisp April air heralds a season of renewal and Second Chance Month, imagine the power of extending that spirit of rejuvenation to those in our midst seeking redemption. On the Kindness Matters…

As the crisp April a…

As the crisp April air heralds a season of renewal and Second Chance Month, imagine the power of extending that spirit of rejuvenation to those in our midst seeking redemption. On the Kindness Matters podcast, we're joined by the compassionate Kimberley Mansfield, co-founder and director of the De Muniz Legal Clinic, who lights the way for individuals striving to reclaim their place in society post-incarceration. Her narrative is not just one of legal battles, but of humanity's capacity for empathy and the transformative potential of second chances. Together, we peel back the layers …

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The Joy Of Community Literacy With The Story Orchard &Raquo; 60854458C4D1Acdf4E1C2F79C4137142D85D78E379Bdafbd69Bd34C85F5819Ad 93
The Joy of Community Literacy with the Story Orchard

Discover the transformative power of literacy and community as we journey with Lesley De Paz, a veteran educator and nonprofit coach, who unveils the intricate tapestry of teaching and learning. From …

Discover the transfo…

Discover the transformative power of literacy and community as we journey with Lesley De Paz, a veteran educator and nonprofit coach, who unveils the intricate tapestry of teaching and learning. From the heart of Minneapolis, Lesley illuminates the pressures that educators and students endure, while celebrating Story Orchard Books a beacon of community engagement and literary growth. Prepare to be moved by tales from the classroom, insights on teacher licensure, and the delightful Book Bike Mobile, which brings the joy of reading directly to the public.Embark on a literary adventure that trans…

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Resilience And Remembrance In Susan Combs' Story &Raquo; 60854458C4D1Acdf4E1C2F79C4137142D85D78E379Bdafbd69Bd34C85F5819Ad 65
Resilience and Remembrance in Susan Combs' Story

Imagine growing up in a quaint Missouri town and then taking a giant leap to start your own business on the bustling streets of New York at just 26 years old. That's the remarkable journey of Sus…

Imagine growing up i…

Imagine growing up in a quaint Missouri town and then taking a giant leap to start your own business on the bustling streets of New York at just 26 years old. That's the remarkable journey of Susan Combs, our guest on the Kindness Matters Podcast, who not only built her insurance brokerage from the ground up but also penned her experiences to inspire others. Her life, infused with the discipline inherited from her father's illustrious military career, is a testament to the Resilience and spirit of those who serve. Susan's stories highlight the influence of her upbringing and the…

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Healing Community Wounds Through Storytelling And Strength &Raquo; 60854458C4D1Acdf4E1C2F79C4137142D85D78E379Bdafbd69Bd34C85F5819Ad 41
Healing Community Wounds Through Storytelling and Strength

Have you ever felt the yearning for deeper spiritual understanding, one that transcends the traditional boundaries of organized religion? That's precisely what Shannon Savage-Howie, a contemplati…

Have you ever felt t…

Have you ever felt the yearning for deeper spiritual understanding, one that transcends the traditional boundaries of organized religion? That's precisely what Shannon Savage-Howie, a contemplative coach with a rich spiritual tapestry, shares with us in a heartwarming narrative of transformation and enlightenment. From her Protestant roots to a robust spiritual practice, Shannon's journey is a beacon for those navigating the tumultuous seas of life in search of peace and purpose. Our discussion unpacks the essence of contemplative Coaching and how it can be a lighthouse for anyone se…

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