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The Happy Hour Podcast is hosted by Jamie Ivey. Each week she brings a captivating woman to be show. During the happy hour they discuss the little things, the big things, and everything in between. It's just as if you were around the table with your own girlfriends. Their conversations include issues of faith, parenting, marriage, failures and successes in life, as well as anything else you could imagine! Jamie loves to connect with women and encourage them as they journey through life. These conversations will make you laugh and cry all in one hour. The Happy Hour will be something you look forward to each week. You will be encouraged as you listen to other women talk about the simplest things in life to the grandest. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the conversation!

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Happy Hour #197: Amena Brown Owen


My guest for The Happy Hour # 197 is Amena Brown. Amena is a poet, speaker, author, and event host. Named one of Rejuvenate Magazine’s Top 40 under 40 Changemakers, Amena is the author of five spoken word CDs and two non-fiction books. She has performed and spoken at events across the nation, and she and her husband, DJ Opdiggy, live in Atlanta. On the show today, Amena and I talk about everything from grief, infertility, ministry, and the creative process she goes through to bring a poem to life on stage. One thing's for sure - I could never do her job! Amena and I dive right in and start talking about the feelings of living a life you didn't think you'd live. Amena shares how she learned to grieve the loss of expectations, and how she realized, "to experience joy most fully, I had to also experience the grief." We also talk about the importance of finding those people who will walk beside you and be truly present with you amidst different seasons of life. In the second half of the show Amena describes her creative process as a poet and you guys, it's incredible. We talk about performance as a craft and ministry, and she tells us how we can find spoken word in our own communities. Amena then discusses her involvement in international ministry. Amena reminds us how important it is to really know the organizations you're going with, what they represent, and most importantly who and how they're partnering and led by those in that country. {You can listen to the show HERE. And of course, I would love if you would share with your friends. Just use the FB & Twitter links at the end of this post!} Links from the Show Amena's website Amena's podcasts: HER with Amena Brown, How to Fix a Broken Record (10 episode mini-series), Here For the Donuts Amena's Books: How to Fix A Broken Record, Breaking Old Rhythms What Amena is loving: Beyonce, Real Housewives of Atlanta, Cardi B What Amena is reading: Turner House by Angela Flournoy and When the Heart Waits by Sue Monk Kidd Join the Happy Hour summer book club! The Happy Hour Facebook Group If You Only Knew Connect with Amena Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // YouTube Connect with Jamie Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // YouTube Sponsors Prep Dish - $4 for one month Winc Wines - $20 off SAS Footwear - code: happyhour for free shipping or mention Happy Hour in-store for $10 off. Follow SAS Footwear on Instagram!