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Where There’s Smoke is a weekly podcast that explores self-development through the filter of current events, pop culture, and experience. We surf the zeitgeist through an array of audio clips, quotes, concepts, and conversations.

In the spirit of The Daily Show and This American Life, we throw everything into an audio centrifuge that separates “what” from “why”. You walk away with insights and actionable solutions to improve your business, relationships, and almost any area of your life.

Mar 6, 2018

We’ve all had a time or two (... or three…) where we’ve shared a secret that wasn’t ours and it comes back to his us square in the face. Sometimes, before you even think about it, you’ve let something slip out of your mouth and immediately cringe - just wishing you could jump into a 15-second time machine so you can pull those words back into your mouth where they belong.

We’ve all been on the other side of it, too - where our trust in someone else has been eroded because of their inability to keep our secrets. You’d think we would learn this lesson early on and just mind our own business. Why is it so easy and so tempting to share secrets?

This week on Where There’s Smoke, we hear from a couple new voices! Kristen and Theresa are going to share a few of their own stories, offer a little research, and lean on some of Brene Brown’s teachings to help all of us dig around into our secrets and stories.

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Kristen McMullen

Theresa Ward

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Kristen: Local ‘mom and pop’ ethnic food markets. Get on Google and go discover!

Theresa: Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, by Anne Lamott

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