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Finding My Quiet Place

Dec 12, 2020

After a 2-hour, 100-mile, early morning motorcycle ride, I sat with Cristina Romagnoli at a pavilion by Lake Apopka and talk with her about how she quiets her mind, and finds mental stillness.

Cristina works in the health care industry as a physical therapist for cancer patients, this year has been particularly...

Aug 1, 2020

Melissa's son Cannon was 20 months old when he was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer, at the time she was 38 weeks pregnant with twin boys.

Melissa took me for a drive in her minivan — her quiet place — and told me the story of getting through this challenging time, healing her son, and how it led to the start of the...

Apr 11, 2020

Actor, musician, public speaker and creator of Orlando's "Immerse" festival, Cole NeSmith brings his usual calming perspective to Finding My Quiet Place. 

We talk about what creates stress in his life, and how he deals with that, both in the gym and in the company of good friends, who don't ask anything of him.


Mar 28, 2020

Christie Miga is a teacher and artist in Orlando. She is trained in experiential learning, and is happy to be instructing middle-school students. 

She calls herself an introverted extrovert, and finds interacting with people in general exhausting. 

Her quiet place is loud. Blasting Dolly Parton. Her studio is a small...

Nov 9, 2019

Get to know Phil Hoffman, and hear how he settles himself down when he's 'agitated'.

We spend time in his quiet place, which is his media room at home. On the wall, he has framed his favorite albums of all time. 

On this episode, we talk (among other things) about the difference between dropping the needle on a vinyl...