Wise Up with Karen Duffy

Listen this week as we speak with author Karen Duffy, NYT bestseliing author, fomer MTV VJ, and more about her latest book. Expect to hear:

  1. Why she chose to write a book of life advice for her teenage son, and the unexpected maturity she developed after becoming a parent;
  2. Why, as parents, we shouldn’t try to role-model perfectionism or hold ourselves to impossible standards: Duffy shares how some of her greatest lessons came from her worst mistakes, and why she’s honest with her son about her own bad choices;
  3. How she’s learned to live with sarcoidosis of the central nervous system which has caused nerve damage to her spine and life-altering chronic pain, and how finding a life philosophy has helped her persevere even on the worst of days;
  4. How the principles of Stoic philosophy have influenced her: the ways she’s applied them to her life, why she thinks more women and mothers should embrace Stoicism (which has traditionally been more male-oriented), and how Stoicism resonates with her Catholic upbringing;
  5. Her unconventional career in the film and entertainment industries, including as a former iconic MTV VJ, Revlon model, actress, and her work today as a film producer (including for Bill Murray’s New Worlds and the forthcoming The Greatest Beer Run Ever)

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