Writer, producer, and podcaster Christy McCaffrey joins me on this episode and we have a great discussion about creativity. We went to high school together but didn’t become friends until our 30s, and now we’re constantly chatting about writing and podcasts.
From journaling, setting goals, and public speaking, we cover all the bases about creativity and the beauty of writing. BONUS: Her Bob Saget story is one for the record books! (See, I have to bring stand-up into it SOMEHOW!) Christy and Bob had a close bond with her non-profit, Project Scleroderma, where they collaborated many times over the years at various events and projects.
Pat House is a nationally-touring comedian based out of Philadelphia. A regular performer in comedy clubs, casinos, and theaters all over the country, Pat has been a choice opener for Sebastian Maniscalco, Tom Segura, and Dan Cummins. He recorded his first album Biggest Thing in 2013, and his latest album Heard Enough Yesterday, hit #1 on the iTunes comedy charts. Both can be heard on iTunes, Amazon, and Pandora.
About Christy McCaffery: I am a wife, mom to 3, nonprofit director, speaker, podcast host, and writer/producer born and raised just outside of Philadelphia, PA, where I live and work today.
After losing my mom in 2009 to a rare incurable autoimmune disease called scleroderma, I found myself reeling in grief and with a desire to create a more meaningful impact for others as part of my healing. Through my grieving process, as I unraveled the complicated layers of pain, I discovered a more authentic space within myself that was longing to show up and make a positive impact in the world.
This path of self-discovery ultimately led me to the work I now do. I came to realize my own potential to do good and drive impact that could cause a ripple effect of good for others. Along the way learning how to show up as my truest self and to live a life of authenticity.
In 2011 I created a nonprofit, called Project Scleroderma, in honor of my mom and in service to the patient community who suffers from this life-altering illness, Scleroderma. Project Scleroderma produces documentary videos and films, highlighting the stories of patients living with this illness all over the world, in an effort to dramatically increase the level of awareness for scleroderma.
I have also since gone on to create and host a podcast called “Be The Good”, with a conversation that focuses on the good being done by a diverse group of guests, each of who are working in their own unique way to make a difference in the world.