Episode #287: Flying with Dad and Living Our Dreams with Yvonne Caputo

Yvonne Caputo has been a storyteller all her life. As a teacher, psychotherapist, corporate trainer, and consultant, she used stories to widen the eyes of her students and clients.

 She is also the author of two books titled “Flying with Dad” which was published in 2019, and “Dying with Dad,” which was published in 2022. Yvonne has master’s degrees in both education and psychology, loves history and traveling, lives in Southeastern Pennsylvania with her husband Kirk and their Berne-doodle, Ellie.

 Yvonne shares her story of how her relationship with her father, a WWII veteran, completely changed after her dad told her a quirky and entertaining story that happened during his service overseas. That one story led to a flood of more stories, prompting Yvonne to writing her first book, “Flying with Dad.”

 She explains how these stories and the sharing of them deepened their relationship, creating a bond between them that had not existed before, resulting in Yvonne discovering the father she always wanted, and how her dad discovered the daughter he never knew.

This beautiful and heartwarming episode highlights the importance of sharing our stories, creating deep and meaningful relationships with our elders, and passing these stories on to future generations.

Download this episode to hear Yvonne’s story, learn about her incredible family history, and why she believes that we all need to just live our dreams.




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