Susquehanna Life Out Loud

Winter 2020 — The Riches of Kindness

November 18, 2020
  • “The Riches of Kindness”

    Doris Lessing in her novel, The Golden Notebook, writes,

    “Do you know what people really want? Everyone, I mean. Everybody in the world is thinking: I wish there was just one other person I could really talk to, who could really understand me, who'd be kind to me. That's what people really want, if they're telling the truth.”

    Kindness. It doesn’t have the pizazz that comes from fame and fortune. There is something gentle and unassuming about it. Still in small and large ways it is often life changing.

    Erica Shames, founder and publisher of Susquehanna Life Magazine speaks with her podcast co-host, Peterson Toscano, about the contents of the Winter 2020 issue of the magazine. In preparing the issue, kindness emerged as a strong theme. It is so strong that Erica plans on weaving the theme of kindness into the magazine and podcast throughout 2021. 

    So in a time when there is a lot of strife in the world, how do we promote more kindness?

    To find out Susquehanna Life Out Loud co-host, Peterson Toscano, chats with Joanne Troutman, the President and CEO of the Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way. She tells us about wildly successful Kindness Campaign that United Way helped organized earlier this year. She also reveals bigger plans for the 2021 Kindness Campaign. Follow them on Facebook.

    Dr. Mel Zimmerman from the Lycoming College Clean Water Institute, updates us about the Susquehanna River and the many creeks and streams in the region. Dr. Zimmerman is featured in Darrin Youker’s article in the 2020 issue of Susquehanna Life Magazine. Dr. Zimmerman also shares ways you can show some kindness to the Susquehanna River and area water ways. You can follow the Clean Water Institute on their Facebook Page

    In anticipation of her 50th birthday Karen Hendricks decided to try something completely different. An avid runner, she signed up to run 50 races for 50 different causes. Susan Ryder writes about Karen’s year-long celebration in the Winter 2020 issue of Susquehanna Life Magazine. Peterson Toscano chats with Karen to find out more about her adventure, what she learned, where she ran, and how the Covid-19 Global Pandemic interrupted but did not deter her plans.

    Karen blogs about each of the 50 races and each charity they races benefited. She is also the host of The Burg podcast.

    Dig Deeper

    This episode of Susquehanna Life Out Loud is sponsored by Elizabeth’s An American Bistro, a true neighborhood bistro, and by the Lewisburg Downtown Partnership, sponsor of “Lewisburg in Lights” and “Late Nights in Lewisburg.” 

    Susquehanna Life Out Loud is the companion podcast to Susquehanna Life Magazine. You will find a full transcript of this episode and listings of previous episodes on our show notes page. You can hear our podcast on Podbean, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, and Stitcher Radio. Let us know where you hear podcasts, and we will submit our show to that platform.

    See a listing of where you can buy our magazine and find out about subscription options. Do you want to be a sponsor of Susquehanna Life Magazine? Find out about advertising options.

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In this show you heard the songs “Weather Every Storm” by Cody Francis and “We’re All Runners,” by Nadja Alsén and Craig Reever. They are available at Epidemic Sound.

This episode of Susquehanna Life Out Loud is sponsored by Elizabeth’s An American Bistro, a true neighborhood bistro, and by the Lewisburg Downtown Partnership, sponsor of “Lewisburg in Lights” and “Late Nights in Lewisburg.” 

Susquehanna Life Out Loud is the companion podcast to Susquehanna Life Magazine. You will find a full transcript of this episode and listings of previous episodes on our show notes page. You can hear our podcast on Podbean, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, and Stitcher Radio. Let us know where you hear podcasts, and we will submit our show to that platform.

See a listing of where you can buy our magazine and find out about subscription options. Do you want to be a sponsor of Susquehanna Life Magazine? Find out about advertising options.

Do you want to be a sponsor of Susquehanna Life Magazine? Find out about advertising options.For questions, comments, suggestions, and recommendations, you can reach us at SusquehannaLife@gmail.com

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