Mom & … Gratitude – with Nancy Davis Kho

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Episode 10: Nancy Davis Kho

Nancy Davis Kho is a speaker, author, and podcaster whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and NPR affiliate KQED. Nancy’s book THE THANK-YOU PROJECT: Cultivating Happiness One Letter of Gratitude at a Time was published by Running Press in December 2019. Nancy covers “the years between being hip and breaking one” at MidlifeMixtape.com and on the Midlife Mixtape Podcast, available on all major podcast platforms.

Our conversation traverses from play, to grief, to work and activism, to gratitude. Believe it or not there’s a clear connection from one to the other. Nancy tells us how her career has evolved from international business and technology to the creative work she does now, as well as how she continues to be active in both. We talk about having the freedom to switch things up. You don’t have to be this or that. You can be both or neither.

Activism is important to Nancy, and to us, leading to a discussion about making activism a priority, whether it’s your career or something you do in addition to your career. In fact, there are options to get involved in as little as one hour a week.

In talking about Nancy’s book, The Thank You Project, we were incredibly moved by how it came to be. Writing the book changed her in a deep and meaningful way; talking about it forever changed how we look at the concept of gratitude. We hope our listeners feel the same, and together we can make gratitude part of our growth journeys.

Topics, People, Etc. That Come Up

Aesha Ash

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

Caste by Isabel Wilkerson

Austin Channing Brown

Persona on HBO

Our LLLs

Nancy

Warrior on HBO

Strange Boy, an album from Kate Davis

Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debbie Irving

Missy

In & Of Itself on Hulu

Susanne 

Come As You Are and Burnout, both by Emily Nagoski, Ph. D. and Amelia Nagoski, DMA

Connect with Nancy:

Go to www.daviskho.com where you can find links to her book and social media accounts. You can also download Midlife Mixtape wherever you get your podcasts.

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Musical Notes

Our delightfully happy intro and outro theme music, “We Will Get Through This” is performed by Young Presidents, and used under license from Shutterstock.

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