Ep. 14: Codependency, the Motherhood Identity Crisis & Therapy vs. Life Coaching with Amber Smith

In this episode I talk with Amber Smith – entrepreneur, mother, and online coach for life coaches. We discuss codependency and learning how to be empathetic without completely taking on other people’s emotions and difficulties, her experience with postpartum depression and how the shift of identity that comes with motherhood, and we talk about life coaching – what it is, how it differs from therapy, and how to approach it if you’re interested in trying it out.

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Ep. 13: Finding Faith in Yourself with Aimee Schreiber

In this episode, we talk with Aimee Schreiber, artist, designer, poet, and cohost of the Intentionists Podcast. Aimee grew up in the Mormon church and then experienced what she calls a faith crisis in her twenties. We talk about how the crisis came about, the difficulties she encountered once she started questioning her faith, and how she was able to find peace in her decision and faith in herself. Having been raised in a devoutly religious household, Aimee is fascinated by belief systems and cultures and hopes to inspire others to forge their own paths with curiosity, creativity, and compassion.

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Ep. 12: A Case For Cannabis with Gretchen Lidicker

In this episode, I talk to Gretchen Lidicker, former health editor at mindbodygreen and author of CBD Oil Everyday Secrets: A Lifestyle Guide To Hemp-Derived Health and Wellness. We talk all things cannabis – the differing side effects of both THC and CBD, how they interact together, the current and future state of research on this plant, and she gives some critical advice when selecting CBD products if you’re interested in trying them. Gretchen has a degree in Biology from the Honors College of Charleston and a masters in physiology with a concentration in complementary and alternative medicine from Georgetown University.

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Ep. 11 On Drinking with A Sober Friend, Stefania Lewicki

In this episode, I talk to the woman behind the Instagram handle @asoberfriend – Stefania Lewicki – about the reasons we drink, how we feel after drinking, and how difficult it can be to choose to be sober in today’s alcohol-centric society. Stefania is a Recovery Advocate at a drug and alcohol treatment center, currently working towards a Masters in Clinical Counseling, and at the young age of 27, decided to quit drinking and create a community dedicated to helping those struggling with their relationship with alcohol or how drinking affects their relationships with others or themselves.

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Ep. 10: On Being Single These Days with Jenifer Golden

In this episode, I talk with Jenifer Golden, dating expert and co-host of the It’s Complicated podcast, and we discuss what it’s like to be single these days – from how online dating apps like Bumble have created a lot of gender role confusion to strategies to remove the anxiety that comes with dating.

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Ep. 9: How to Ease the Stress of Self-Care with Megan Weigel, DNP

These days there is so much emphasis on taking care of ourselves and seemingly endless self-care options available to us, that it can become overwhelming and a new type of stress has surfaced – the stress of self-care. In episode 9, I talk to Megan Weigel, DNP and board certified Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse, about how to lessen the stress of trying to fit too much self-care into our day and instead approach our routine in a more manageable way.

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Ep. 8: There is No Right Way to Grieve with Sam Jones

In episode 8, I talk to our first international guest, Sam Jones. After losing his friends and the future he had planned in a fatal car accident, Sam opens up about his grieving process with incredible insight, vulnerability, and even some humor and wit. No matter what your experience with grief or loss has been, I know you will enjoy hearing Sam’s story, as he is a wonderful example of resilience and the importance of acknowledging and accepting where you are in the process.

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Ep. 7: How the Body Remembers what the Mind Tries to Forget with Amy Pope-Latham, LCSW & Certified EMDR Therapist

In episode 7, I talk to Amy Pope-Latham, LCSW & certified EMDR therapist, about the importance of our mind-body connection and how certain experiences (known as traumas) can cause us to disassociate from our physical feelings. But through different therapy modalities and even practicing mindfulness, we can become more aware of what our body is trying to tell us and give it the time it needs to process through events that our mind didn’t allow it to.

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Ep. 6: How To Get Out Of A Funk with Kacie Main

Our moods and feelings can shift so slightly that sometimes it happens without us even noticing it. Before you know it, you can end up in a funk – feeling off, unhappy, unfulfilled, lost or disconnected. In my second solo episode, I get real and honest about the current funk I’m in and share my three-step plan to get out of it.

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Ep.5: Recognizing the Hard with Lauren Leonelli

In episode 5, I talk to host for Afterbuzz TV and the It’s Complicated podcast, Lauren Leonelli. Lauren’s story is an incredible example of how we need to pay attention to how we feel while pursuing different goals in life, recognize when it may be time to walk away, and most importantly – find our own way of doing things rather than go along with what’s “normal.”

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Ep.4: Saving Ourselves with Mel Stephens

In episode 4, I talk to blogger, writer, and host of the Your BFF Podcast Mel Stephens. Heads up that Mel’s story is very intense – it includes her struggles with depression and anxiety, a chronic illness diagnosis, divorce at a young age, issues with support from her family, and a suicide attempt. There is so much valuable insight in her honesty, vulnerability, and perspective of life.

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Ep. 3: My Story

In episode 3, I turn the questions towards myself and share my story… starting with a big moment in my life when I was definitely the most disconnected from myself.

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Ep. 2: See Me with Mocha Michelle Thomas

In episode 2, I talk to writer, poet, and author Michelle “Mocha” Thomas. Michelle’s story is one of leaving behind everything that was comfortable and known to her to start a new chapter focused on pursuing her dream of writing. But life had other plans for her and before she knew it, she found herself living the same life she left… just in a new city. Michelle is a uniquely positive person and has a refreshing outlook on life. She is a great example of the importance of being honest with ourselves.

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Ep. 1: Setting Ourselves Aside with Graham

In episode 1, we hear Graham’s story of struggling to come to grips with the death of his mother at a young age, as well as recognizing and reconciling with being gay while growing up in a time and environment that wasn’t supportive of that.

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