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The Stories Between Us

Dec 20, 2021

We found Leo working on something in his room recently, and it inspired us creatively. How can we bring the joy back into the process of writing or painting or doing whatever creative activity we love? 

We also give some previews into what we'll each be creating in the coming year. 

As always, you can help this podcast...

Dec 10, 2021

Shawn's exhausted, so he and Maile talk about how to know when to give yourself a break...and when to push through the malaise. How do you decide if you need to be harder on yourself and get the work done, or give yourself some grace and take it easy?

Dec 3, 2021

We reminisce about our ongoing love affair for all things Over the Rhine and remember the time we listened to their song "Born" to get Maile through labor (which almost happened at a stop light). 

We also explore this idea of returning to the fun of creativity, instead of writing what we "should" or what others expect...

Nov 19, 2021

When our youngest daughter overcame her fear of roller skating and looked up at Shawn, she said three words that we're going to explore deeper today: Never Give Up. What does that even mean for a writer, when there are no guarantees? And how can we keep going, never give up, when everything around us is suggesting we...

Nov 11, 2021

Could a place as ordinary as the laundry room office become a sacred space? Today Maile and I are talking about the places where we write, where we've written in the past, and whether or not the laundry room office can welcome the muse...or not.

We also talk about the joy we've experienced for the last nine months,...