Never Not Grateful is a podcast about how to find gratitude and make it a daily practice in your life. We will explore how people from all walks of life use gratitude in order to make the world a better place, both personally and globally.

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Episode 1 – Why Gratitude? 

It’s the first official episode of Never Not Grateful! In today’s episode, you’ll meet your host, Megan Peters, a photographer, writer, mother and former gratitude skeptic. Megan shares how her journey led her to using a gratitude practice to make her life a little better every day. You’ll also learn how this podcast will explore gratitude through stories from women in all walks of life.

Follow Megan on Instagram at @crazy_bananas www.instagram.com/Crazy_bananas or on her blog www.crazybananas.com. Please share and subscribe so we can get this new podcast heard by the people that need it!

Episode 2 – Five Tips to Get Started with Gratitude

Cultivating a robust gratitude practice can be an overwhelming endeavor. So today I’m sharing a few of my favorite tips to get started! Here are links to some of the items mentioned in this podcast:

How to Bullet Journal – www.youtube.com/watch?v=fm15cmYU0IM

Megan’s Bullet Journal – amzn.to/2N3NTT3

Megan’s Gratitude Playlist (on Spotify) –open.spotify.com/user/1236600249/playlist/1hjK3KPd8U11ce3IpDE9wA?si=rEymZk8fTyKp6rM_n84AbA

Awesome with Alison Podcast – thealisonshow.com/podcasts/

Awesome with Alison Free Gratitude Practice – thealisonshow.com/podcasts/awesome-with-alison-ep-24-im-freaking-grateful-a-gratitude-practice-to-help-you-love-your-life/

Mista Cookie Jar and the Chocolate Chips – mistacookiejar.blogspot.com

Follow Megan on Instagram at @crazy_bananas www.instagram.com/Crazy_Bananas or atwww.crazybananas.com. Don’t forget to share, like and review this podcast!

Episode 3 – Gratitude and Service

It’s our first interview! Today Megan chats with Christina, a mom, concert cellist and member of her gratitude group. Christina shares how she discovered a daily gratitude practice and how she uses gratitude in her daily life. As the matriarch of a blended family, Christina explains the ways being grateful helps her on the journey of motherhood and step-motherhood. She also talks about how she finds being of service to others as the ultimate way to manifest gratitude. You’ll want to take notes while listening to this one, because there is so much wisdom here!

You can find Megan on Instagram at @crazy_bananas www.instagram/crazy_bananas or atwww.crazybananas.com. Don’t forget to share, rate and review so we can get this new podcast heard by the people that need it!

Episode 4 – Interview with Author Dana Bowman

Megan interviews author and blogger Dana Bowman about her gratitude practice. Dana shares some of her biggest challenges and how sustaining gratitude has helped her through tough times. We also address when gratitude doesn’t make us feel better right away.

Mentioned in this episode….

Dana’s Books:
How to Be Perfect Like Me – amzn.to/2xjL8UO
Bottled: A Mom’s Guide to Early Recovery – amzn.to/2MGos5P

Dana’s Today Show Segment – www.today.com/video/-i-am-a-mom-in-recovery-woman-shares-journey-through-alcoholism-1312535619822

Find Dana online at momsieblog.com/

More info about “morning pages” via The Artist’s Way – amzn.to/2MMC13W

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Follow Megan’s pets on Instagram at instagram.com/teddyandpickles or @teddyandpickles

Follow Megan on Instagram at instagram.com/crazy_bananas or @crazy_bananas. Find Megan online at crazybananas.com.

Episode 5 – Gratitude in Times of Overwhelm

In this solo episode, Megan shares some issues of overwhelm that have been particularly debilitating. She addresses the current political news cycle, and how she has been dealing with the emotional, physical and mental strain of seeing the daily headlines, particularly on social media where friends and colleagues have been sharing stories of survival from sexual assault. Megan shares her tips for re-centering in gratitude in a time of overwhelm, and how she is coping by learning hard on her own gratitude practice. This episode is perfect for anyone in a phase of life where they feel run down, exhausted or defeated.

We have a Gratitude Hotline! Please call 913-717-7936 to leave Megan a message with your gratitude list. These will be featured on a special episode of Never Not Grateful!

Headspace Meditation App – www.headspace.com
Insight Timer Meditation App – insighttimer.com/

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Episode 6 – Abundance vs Scarcity

his episode features an interview with Tanya Bennett, and it is full of wisdom and real life examples of how a gratitude practice can completely change your life. Tayna shares how growing up in a traumatic home situation led her to living life in scarcity. She never felt like she had enough, and was constantly needing more, more, more. Tayna talks about the moment that changed her mindset, and how constantly striving to live in abundance and gratitude has led to positive outcomes in her life.

“You have to start focusing on starting from a place of abundance, and in order to focus on abundance, you have to be grateful for what you have. The more I practiced gratitude, the more abundance came into my life.” – Tayna Bennett

Mentioned in this podcast:

The Surrender Experiment by Michael Singer
The Unteathered Soul by Michael Singer
Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations Podcast

We have a Gratitude Hotline! Please call 913-717-7936 to leave Megan a message with your gratitude list. These will be featured on a special episode of Never Not Grateful!

Follow on Instagram @nevernotgrateful
Follow Megan on Instagram @crazy_bananas
Find more information and all our show notes for past episodes at Crazybananas.com.

Episode 7 – Cultivating a Creative Gratitude Practice with Tammi Salas

This episode features an interview with artist Tammi Salas, author of the new book, “My Daily Gratitude Practice: How I Got Started and Found My Visual Voice.” Tammi is a California native and sober creative. She co-hosts The Unruffled Podcast, a weekly show that explores all topics relating to creativity and recovery.

Tammi has written a gratitude list everyday since December 10, 2015 and has combined this practice with a meditative art practice. Tammi documents all of her creative forays and offerings, including her the new printing of her book, over on her website www.tammisalas.com. You can find also find her on Instagram @tammisalas or get inspiration from over 2,700 collective gratitude lists collected under the hashtag #tammisgratitudetribe.

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Don’t forget we have a Gratitude Hotline! Please call 913-717-7936 to leave Megan a message with your own list of gratitudes. These will be featured on a special upcoming episode of Never Not Grateful.

Follow the podcast on Instagram @nevernotgrateful
Follow Megan on Instagram @crazy_bananas
Find more information and all our show notes for past episodes at crazybananas.com.

Please don’t forget to rate and review Never Not Grateful on Apple Podcasts and subscribe to this podcast wherever you are listening!!!

BONUS: A Guided Gratitude Break

Are you feeling frustrated, angry, hurt or upset? Maybe you’re exhausted, worn out or overwhelmed? Today’s bonus episode of Never Not Grateful will help you move into the rest of your day with gratitude. Megan leads you in a guided gratitude break that you can listen to whenever you feel the need to reframe your day with a positive mindset. Listen while you’re at your desk, out on a walk, or hiding from your kids in a locked bathroom (we’ve all been there). I hope this short, guided practice helps you find gratitude, even when life is hard.

Find Never Not Grateful online at www.crazybananas.com/never-not-grateful-podcast/.

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Please call our Gratitude Hotline and leave a message with something you’re grateful for! These messages will be featured on an upcoming special episode of Never Not Grateful. Call 913-717-7936 to leave your gratitude voicemail.

Episode 8 – StoryCorps and My Dad

In this episode of Never Not Grateful, host Megan Peters shares a recording from August of 2018 that she did as a part of the StoryCorps travelling tour with her dad, Brian Spooner. StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. All of the interviews recorded with StoryCorps are archive at the U.S. Library of Congress. You can learn more about StoryCorps at storycorps.org/.

Brian Spooner is a University Distinguished Professor of biology and director of Kansas State University’s Division of Biology, and also served as Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. His research has focused on a fundamental understanding of the behavior of cells and cell populations that produces organs and organ systems during embryonic development. He also transitioned aspects of his research into space, with experiments on 18 space shuttle flights.

Most importantly, he is “Dad” to Megan and her siblings. Brian is a husband, father, scientist, and very wise person.

Hope you enjoy this personal episode of Never Not Grateful! Follow along on Instagram or follow Megan on Instagram. You can find all of our episodes at www.crazybananas.com/never-not-grateful-podcast/.

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Episode 9 – Long Term Gratitude with Marian McClellan

In today’s episode of Never Not Grateful, Megan interviews her friend Marian, an engineer, rancher, mother, widow and overall amazing human. Marian talks about how she approaches gratitude from a rational perspective, how she used gratitude to work through her ongoing grief after the death of her husband and how her long-term gratitude practice has affected her life. You’re going to love this one!

Mentioned in this episode:

“The Art of the Long View: Planning for the Future in an Uncertain World” by Peter Schwartz –amzn.to/2RYqxgp

Hallmark Holiday Movie Schedule – www.hallmarkchannel.com/christmas/2018-holiday-movies-preview/1

Call the Gratitude Hotline and leave a message of gratitude! You might be featured on a special upcoming episode of the podcast. Just call (913) 717-7936!

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