Tag: vulnerability

L.I.S.T.E.N.—L is for Luminaries

“You need to be heard and valued as much as anyone else needs to be heard and valued.” —Listening 2by2: A Paradigm Shift for Leaders (That’s When the Magic Happens!) Every week, for the next six weeks, we are sharing one of Someone To Tell It To’s values, one for each letter in the acronym…
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Moving Outside Our Comfort Zones

SEASON 3: EPISODE 12 | April 13, 2021 Moving Outside Our Comfort Zones with Anthony Johnson Anthony Johnson has a passion for helping others. Based on his military experience, parenting two children, coaching, as well as his many life experiences, he helps others overcome their challenges by facing fears, expressing vulnerability, leaning into discomfort, and…
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Our Reflections

SEASON 4: EPISODE 1 | August 24, 2021 Our Reflections with Michael Gingerich and Tom Kaden We are kicking off season four with a conversation between our co-founders, Michael Gingerich and Tom Kaden. As Someone To Tell It To approaches it’s 10-year anniversary this coming January, Michael and Tom reflect on how the mission began,…
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I Am Because We Are

SEASON 4: EPISODE 5 | October 19, 2021 I Am Because We Are with Shola Richards One of the things that drew us to our guest, Shola Richards, is his level of vulnerability in his speaking and writing. He talks openly about his mental health challenges, his suicidal thoughts, his feelings of inadequacy at times…
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Craving Connection

SEASON 4: EPISODE 6 | November 3, 2021 Craving Connection with Jed and Sophia Lazar We play a game in this very special episode – during our conversation with Jed and Sophia Lazar, curators of the game COZY JUICY REAL. It was a lot of fun, but also serious and intimate, deep and vulnerable. That’s…
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A Legacy of Listening, Authenticity, (and Friendship) …

“In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.” Fred Rogers   When Someone To Tell It To was started, we (co-founders Michael Gingerich and Tom Kaden) had…
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In The Fullness of Time- A Reflection in this Holiday Season

As is our tradition, each year on December 23, we (Tom and Michael, the co-founders of Someone To Tell It To), go to the Iberian Lounge at the Hotel Hershey, in Hershey, Pennsylvania, to reflect on the year that is just ending. We celebrate the incredibly good moments and achievements and are open about the…
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Friends

“Don’t judge a book by its cover when you don’t understand what that person’s been through.” –Corrie Louise Rose   Isn’t that true for all of us? If others really knew who we were on the inside, knowing our true vulnerabilities, our insecurities, our wounds, our pains, they couldn’t help but have empathy for us.…
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Backslapping

“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” —Brené Brown  “What happens when people open their hearts? They get better.” —Haruki Murakami  As we share our…
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Fred Rogers, three other dudes, and coming out of hiding

One of Fred Rogers’ favorite things was to make connections between people. I have often imagined his delight at the connections I have made these last several years, traveling the country with the message of our unlikely bond. Many of them have been profound but fleeting. Others have developed into friendships that will endure as long as…
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