You know that feeling when you see a break in the clouds? After the storm, a ray of sun shines through, and without even thinking about it, you relax and take in the moment of gratitude. 

This is My Silver Lining is what we like to call a “pozcast” that brings that feeling to your ears and your hearts. That’s right, a “pozcast”! Not just a good news story, but one that celebrates the gifts of connection and community that come through periods of challenge.  

Each week, This is My Silver Lining (a/k/a TIMSL) shines a light on ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Our guests share their stories of resilience, courage, optimism, and gratitude. Each episode proves that, no matter how tough the journey, there is always a silver lining.  

Ingrid and Kathleen: Hosts of This Is My Silver Lining Podcast

About Ingrid & Kathleen

Ingrid Busson-Hall and Kathleen Merrigan met in New York –21 years ago– on their first day of work as associates at a fancy New York law firm. They both missed the “business casual” memo and bonded over being the only two newbie associates wearing Wall Street navy blue suits, pumps, and pantyhose. 

Blissfully, those days are gone and they are grateful for athleisure wear! They know the power of friendship and gratitude. They lean on one another and lift each other up. 

Through the big and small steps along the journey, they have remained close friends and sounding posts, always available to one another for personal advice, career guidance, or just a pep talk.  



Originally from Maine, Kathleen Merrigan spent her high school summers shucking lobsters and catering clambakes. Lobster is still her favorite food. She earned her undergraduate and law degrees from Boston College and went on to practice law for nearly 21 years at firms in New York and Connecticut, where Greenwich Magazine named her a “Top Lawyer in Fairfield County.”

Kathleen loves spending time with her husband, her three kids, and their pandemic puppy, Layla. She is an avid reader, runner, and, of course, podcast listener.  


Ingrid Busson-Hall grew up outside Montreal, making snow angels and maple syrup (or at least eating a lot of it!).  She earned her undergraduate degree from Clark University and law degree from Vermont Law School.  

Ingrid loves art, dancing, baking, and hosting large and small gatherings.  She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters, who light her days with laughter and mischief.