It's Me, Cindy

It's Me, Cindy
Like a one-way phone call from your best friend… sharing stories, ideas, experiences, loads of laughs… only you can’t get a word in edgewise.

51: Spotting Silver Linings
May 20 • 9 min
Even in times of trouble, there are bright spots to be found. —- Send in a voice message:
Bonus: Mothers and Others
May 9 • 10 min
Lessons, memories, excuses and a few great role models, in honor of the one day a year moms get a little glory. —- Send in a voice message:
50: How ya doing?
May 1 • 10 min
Checking in to see how you’re holding up and offering a couple of ideas and observations on slugging through this crazy misadventure. Fourth in the series of coping with Corona. —- Send in a voice message:
49: Sidestepping Stress
Apr 5 • 10 min
More ways to combat stress include seeing faces, soaking and sobbing your heart out. Third in a series of coping with Corona. —- Send in a voice message:
Bonus: Three Minutes Peace
Apr 1 • 3 min
Ahhhh. My backyard chimes and birds team for this calming soundtrack. A bonus companion to the coping with Corona series. —- Send in a voice message:
48: Staying Sane
Mar 24 • 8 min
It’s me, with tips on coping with isolation from an article by Astronaut Scott Kelly. Second in the series on coping with Corona. —- Send in a voice message:
47: Seeking Comfort
Mar 17 • 8 min
Fuzzy bathrobes, hot baths and dozens of more ideas to soothe our jangley nerves. First in the series on coping with Corona. —- Send in a voice message:
46: The Science of Binge Watching and Lost Things
Feb 27 • 9 min
How Netflix holds your eyeballs, ‘special offer’ trickery and tales of lost things. —- Send in a voice message:
45: Lisa, Liz, Leana and Stick Figuring
Feb 13 • 9 min
There’s something really wonderful about women friends and all the realizations and laughter they trigger. —- Send in a voice message:
44: Whatever
Jan 29 • 8 min
It’s my multi-purpose go-to word. And what’s so funny? —- Send in a voice message:
Bonus: How to Stop Killing Radio
Jan 20 • 5 min
An open letter, one brilliant idea and a very simple explanations for radio groups, corporations and stations. You’re welcome. —- Send in a voice message:
It’s me… with Marc Cartwright
Jan 15 • 20 min
Sure, today Marc Cartwright’s a very successful headshot photographer, branching off to new success as a film director. But he’s also smart, insightful, funny and every bit the same sweet guy as when he and my daughter went off to the Junior Prom. Nice…
It’s me… with Richie Byrne Part 3
Jan 6 • 17 min
Richie’s got a big idea, putting comedy to work to tackle prejudice. Here’s how it came up and where it’s heading. —- Send in a voice message:
Bonus: My 2020 Vision
Dec 30, 2019 • 9 min
Looking ahead with hope, a plan and a page from Fiona’s book. —- Send in a voice message:
43: In Search of Good TV
Dec 22, 2019 • 9 min
Big drama at my house as planned obsolescence, too many crap choices and nothing good on TV are getting me thinking I may break up with my cable bill. —- Send in a voice message:
It’s me… with Richie Byrne Part 2
Dec 6, 2019 • 16 min
From Stand-Up Comic to Warm-Up Guy for Dr. Oz,’ you’d better believe Richie’s got some great stories. Photo: Lisa Finn catching him in the act. —- Send in a voice message:
It’s me… with Richie Byrne Part 1
Dec 2, 2019 • 19 min
Meet Richie Byrne; comic, cut-up, story teller. Think of this as your free front row seat to ’The Rich History of a Stand-up Guy.’ We hope you enjoy the show! And thanks to Lisa Finn for the fabulous photo! —- Send in a voice message:…
42: Flying Geese and Photo Facts
Nov 24, 2019 • 9 min
Presenting, my feathered friends, a great photo tip and what you may lose by taking pictures. Another fascinating episode, to be sure! —- Send in a voice message:
It’s me… with Conor Hanley
Nov 13, 2019 • 19 min
One of the very talented stars of the spectacular/Pub-tacular “The Choir of Man,” Conor gives an Irishman’s perspective of the significance of Pub life and why this show’s homage to the changing landscape is so important. Plus, Irish pride, the connection…
It’s Me, Cindy (Trailer)
Nov 10, 2019 • 0 min
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41: Waiting for Nail Polish to Dry
Oct 23, 2019 • 8 min
Random thoughts and observations pulled from a spiral notebook. Worth a listen if even to hear word of encouragement to do nothing at all. What? Yup. Not. A. Thing. —- Send in a voice message:
Bonus: Accidental Treasure Hunt
Oct 6, 2019 • 2 min
In the interest of getting something done, I’m met with a landslide of surprises. —- Send in a voice message:
40: How to Stop Worrying
Oct 4, 2019 • 9 min
What I’ve learned about stopping the madness. And cutting the panic. And getting some sleep. —- Send in a voice message:
It’s me… with Merv Marvey
Sep 26, 2019 • 16 min
How do you go from South Africa to New Hampshire, New York, Tennessee to on stage on the ocean? And what’s life on a cruise ship like? And what ‘s next? All this and more in the fascinating life journey (so far) of this charming and thoughtful…
39: The Attic
Sep 20, 2019 • 10 min
Stumbling on a fascinating statistic, I’m weighing the options for waving goodbye. And exploring new uses for t-shirts (Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Alex Eaves of —- Send in a voice message:
38: Be. Here. Now.
Aug 29, 2019 • 9 min
What multi-tasking and mediocrity have in common and three simple steps to get more out of everything. All in under 10 minutes. Whoa. —- Send in a voice message:
37: Let’s Review (Year One!)
Aug 19, 2019 • 7 min
On the first anniversary of this podcast, and the first episode of Season Two(!!), it’s time to explore my compulsion to share, connect the dots over the first year and meet a goat. So much fun in so little time. —- Send in a voice message:…
It’s me… with Jim Wilbat
Aug 12, 2019 • 28 min
Hanging out in high school, I had no idea if he (or I) would amount to anything. Decades later, we’re hanging out in a coffee shop talking about his fascinating life as a glass artist, how he found his path, where he gets inspiration and what exactly IS…
Bonus: Off to College
Aug 5, 2019 • 7 min
Packing them up and sending them off? If you feel like your heart is breaking or the stress is splitting you in two, I got ya. —- Send in a voice message:
Bonus: Hazy, Hot and Forky
Jul 20, 2019 • 7 min
Yup, sure is hot out. And here’s my two cents on that. Plus Summer Movie’s newest hero!! And how to make your own. (This could be my favorite episode so far. Or one of them) —- Send in a voice message:
36: Surprise! Friends with Benefits Part 2
Jul 15, 2019 • 9 min
You start talking and thinking about friends and the next thing you know… Here’s what happened to me after last week’s episode. plus a story that’ll plant a powerful seed. —- Send in a voice message:
35: Friends with Benefits
Jul 9, 2019 • 12 min
We’re talking real, actual, face-to-face friends and what they do for you (aside from just being your friends). Plus, an unexpected but easy way to find new friends. I dare you to listen. :-) —- Send in a voice message:
34: My Mojo is Missing
Jul 2, 2019 • 8 min
Missing motivation to do anything, I escape to a backlog of books that offer some surprises. —- Send in a voice message:
33: In Support of Vacation
Jun 19, 2019 • 6 min
Like you need a reason to take a vacation… but maybe you need a little push. And bit of encouragement. So, here you go. Don’t thank me, just send a postcard! —- Send in a voice message:
32: Your happy childhood memory?
Jun 10, 2019 • 9 min
Kickstart relaxing by recalling a happy childhood memory? Sounds easy, but it turned in to a mighty challenge. —- Send in a voice message:
31: Smartphone Dangers! and Etiquette
Jun 3, 2019 • 8 min
Here’s news you may already know; Smartphones can be very bad. Double that if your toddler has one. Plus, don’t you think we need a handbook on the rules for polite cellphone use? —- Send in a voice message:
30: Birds, Flowers and Pink Power
May 20, 2019 • 10 min
The rewards and benefits of making it through winter. Looking closely at flowers. And how Pepto Bismol Pink and a photo of eyeballs can alter behavior. Sounds interesting, right? —- Send in a voice message:
29: Stinkin’ Thieves Used My Credit Card?
May 6, 2019 • 9 min
A phone call started it all. And hours later, I had to be grateful. —- Send in a voice message:
28: New Books, EyeBombing and Jenga
Apr 29, 2019 • 8 min
Love me some new books that share how colorful paint and googly eyes can make your life more joyful… and how work/life balance works better as a stacking game. —- Send in a voice message:
27: Pigeons, Pings and Pondering
Apr 22, 2019 • 10 min
How much time do you spend plugged in? The new book “Digital Minimalism” shares an interesting study (pigeons) to explain the effects of apps (pings) and points out what they’re stealing (pondering). —- Send in a voice message:…
It’s me… with MORE from Marisa Johnson
Apr 15, 2019 • 16 min
In the previous episode, Marisa talks about how to get out of being stuck or unhappy. Now listen to how to find your way to loving your life. Come on, you know you deserve it. Find out more at —- Send in a voice message:…
It’s me… with Marisa Johnson
Apr 10, 2019 • 16 min
If you’re not living the life you want, listen to how Marisa discovered the path to being truly happy. Find out more at —- Send in a voice message:
26: Halle Berry Shares a Secret
Apr 1, 2019 • 9 min
As Burger King comes with more ways to expand our waistline, my dear friend Halle has a great secret to staying svelte. Plus, even Freud knows a trick to making people do better or fail miserably. —- Send in a voice message:…
25: Kondo the Clutter Killer
Mar 25, 2019 • 8 min
Finally watched Marie Kondo’s show. Here’s what I thought, learned and realized. And no, my house still isn’t tidy. —- Send in a voice message:
It’s me… with Leer Leary
Mar 18, 2019 • 21 min
A prolific voice actor, now he’s stepping out from behind the mic to get in front of cameras and audiences as he focuses on the acting part of his former job description. How’d he do it? It’s part timing, part luck and part doing what you love. Now this…
24 Just Do It… Later.
Mar 11, 2019 • 10 min
I say, if you don’t want to do something, don’t. But if procrastination is a problem, i discovered a few tricks to triumph! —- Send in a voice message:
It’s me… with Kristen Becker
Mar 8, 2019 • 21 min
Buffalo named her the Queen of Comedy, but she’s way more than that these days, touring with Tammy Fae Baker’s son, throwing lifelines to LGBT kids and working to make the world a little more fun and a lot more loving. Take a listen and then visit…
It’s me… with Michael White
Mar 1, 2019 • 21 min
There are some great lessons to learn from Mike’s very interesting journey (that included a job in the Caymans) on his road to success. Or, Here’s where gumption will get you. —- Send in a voice message:
23: Completions and Collections
Feb 24, 2019 • 12 min
How long does it take to finish a project? Sometimes, nearly forever. And how one tiny object can open the floodgates of collecting. —- Send in a voice message:
22: Slang, Skydiving and Origami
Feb 17, 2019 • 9 min
How phat is your vocabulary? How to celebrate a 102nd birthday and how a paper crane tackles worrying. —- Send in a voice message:
Bonus Love Episode
Feb 12, 2019 • 10 min
It’s hearts and flowers time. Perfect time to look closely at who you love most. —- Send in a voice message:
21: Back from Dover and Loving Boredom
Feb 5, 2019 • 9 min
What happens when you spend 90 minutes in a quiet car? Plus THE cutest sound you will ever hear and, as always, plenty of tangents. —- Send in a voice message:
20: You’ve Got Tech History!
Jan 28, 2019 • 9 min
Overhearing a Dad talking to his tot triggers a whole lotta thoughts. Plus, the backstory and update on Siri and Alexa’s dad. —- Send in a voice message:
19: Art and Vision (Boards)
Jan 22, 2019 • 9 min
Just make something. Want something? Go ahead, ask the universe. Plus, this selfie tip could save ya thousands. —- Send in a voice message:
18: Little Miracles
Jan 15, 2019 • 9 min
How a series of scrapes and sprains triggered a BIG revelation. Plus, boning up on fitness options. (There’s a lot to learn.) —- Send in a voice message:
Bonus: Five Minute Dance Workout
Jan 7, 2019 • 4 min
Motivation to move your mass. Click play. Spin, jump, rock, flail. Have fun. —- Send in a voice message:
17: Reasons to Dance Like Nobody’s Watching
Jan 7, 2019 • 10 min
Shake your mass for health and happiness with music to get you started. Plus, a brilliant @RobLowe tongue twister to amaze/amuse your friends! —- Send in a voice message:
Bonus: Looking Back and Looking Ahead
Dec 30, 2018 • 10 min
What do you REALLY want in 2019? Here’s an idea how to find it. Plus, invaluable tips from the Scottish! And more… —- Send in a voice message:
Bonus Episode: One Crazy Christmas
Dec 19, 2018 • 9 min
A story of how a bathtub Christmas tree, a dead bird and a bad attitude made for a memorable family holiday. —- Send in a voice message:
16: Back From Boulder
Dec 10, 2018 • 11 min
Tourist tips, Celestial Seasonings snares me … and I ate WHAT? —- Send in a voice message:
15: Parisian Treats and Ghostbusters
Dec 3, 2018 • 8 min
Preparing for a long-awaited visit to family by making lists and fancy French cookies. And which Ghostbusters movie is your favorite? The first, right? —- Send in a voice message:
14: I Feel GREAT!
Nov 28, 2018 • 9 min
How to be Happy(er). Plus, Pet Rocks and other truly stupid gifts ideas. —- Send in a voice message:
13: Clocks and Cameras
Nov 19, 2018 • 7 min
In the race against time, we’re rarely the winners. But I found how to slow it down a little. Plus, how taking all those photos is cheating your memory. Fascinating, yes? —- Send in a voice message:
12: Theorys on turkeys, presents and growing up
Nov 11, 2018 • 10 min
Oprah’s pick gives me a great idea. And there’s something delicious in it for you. Plus, odd catalog choices, where’d the turkeys go and are you different than you were? —- Send in a voice message:
Bonus: Turn Back Time Episode
Nov 4, 2018 • 10 min
Inspired by turning back the clocks; memories of radio jobs, weird (and wonderful) alarm clocks and odd ideas to get people to like you (which does NOT include waking them up). And if you’re looking for a great idea for family night, I think I’ve got it!…
11: Halloween Sweet Tooth
Oct 30, 2018 • 10 min
My favorite holiday, a trip to the DMV, how to burn off a Big Mac and what Mad Magazine got right… among other things. Oh, and why your brain flips out when you decide to change a bad habit. Fascinating. And more. How I do go on… —- Send in a voice…
10: Tea Time, Decisions and Chin Ups
Oct 25, 2018 • 12 min
Moving into the cold months, trying to be better at decisions and what that chin-up bar made me do. —- Send in a voice message:
9: A Tale of Too Much
Oct 14, 2018 • 12 min
I have HOW MANY cans of mushroom soup? I blame the shopping cart. —- Send in a voice message:
Bonus Episode: Supreme Disappointment
Oct 6, 2018 • 6 min
Betsy’s little sister, Betty DeVos, explains what’s wrong with women’s rights. —- Send in a voice message:
8: Wolf Whistles
Oct 1, 2018 • 10 min
In France, it’ll cost ‘em. Here in the US, we’re still paying the penalty in a different way. —- Send in a voice message:
7: Superpowers, TV and Pantyhose
Sep 23, 2018 • 12 min
My useless superpower, your TV update and…. WHAT? There’s still a dress code?? —- Send in a voice message:
6: Pseudo Speedo, Messages and a Coupla Comics
Sep 17, 2018 • 11 min
Just between us… and please just tell me how to reach you! #yogapants #texting #comics #oldschool —- Send in a voice message:
5: Alexa, Pumpkin Season and Impulse Shopping
Sep 10, 2018 • 11 min
You know that ___ you bought on impulse? You are not alone. —- Send in a voice message:
4: The Back to School Episode
Sep 4, 2018 • 13 min
New crayons, school rules, lunchboxes and some books I learned to love. —- Send in a voice message:
3: Ruby, Joy… and Rage??
Sep 1, 2018 • 12 min
Working with Ruby, searching for joy and laughing at rage. Plus, my awesome songwriting samples! —- Send in a voice message:
2: Bad Timing and Overspending
Aug 26, 2018 • 10 min
Yes, I paid nearly EIGHT DOLLARS for a Chai Latte. And it nearly killed me. Here’s how it happened… —- Send in a voice message:
1: Pancakes, Yoga and Ruby
Aug 18, 2018 • 13 min
Trying to answer “What AM I doing?” Plus Facebook reunions and Simon’s Cat. —- Send in a voice message: