Liberate and Lather: A Journey to Self Care
By Angie Clay
Liberate and Lather: A Journey to Self CareMar 28, 2022
Speaking of Social Media…With Ashleigh Henry
Ashleigh is currently Consulting and educating powerful women to connect together in digital spaces to make power moves in business.
"Love You & Be Limitless" - CandiceJ Limitless
"CandiceJ Limitless is more than a recording artist, she is THE "Love You & Be Limitless" brand". She creates music to help women learn to love themselves and be the confident, unapologetically limitless version of themselves so they can live a fulfilled life and be proud of using their unique talents and skills. "This artist is blazing a trail leaving confident and empowered women in her wake.”
Facebook: Candice J Cochran
A World Of Story and Art with Anita Chavez
It’s about time to learn from Anita Chavez, an exceptionally amazing artist and painter in her 60s. She is so talented. However, it took her a lot more than you can imagine getting to where she is now.
How Women Can Heal Their Sensitive Hearts
Andrea Paquette is a Life Coach and Holistic Nurse Practitioner. She strongly believes that” Women supporting women can change the world!” She is the author of the book LOVABLE.
Her mission is to empower women to use their talents in the world and create a life they love.
Having The Need and Filling The Void- Skincare and Music.
Let’s hang out with Billie Coleman of Mineral 29 Organics. She is a wife, a mother, a volunteer, a lover of makeup, ballet, and all kinds of music. What keeps her going is her passion for encouraging confidence-increasing, glowing skin and beautiful healthy hair. Her story will definitely inspire you.
A Weight Inclusive Approach To Health with Tomesha Campbell, Health and Wellness Educator
In recent times, research shows that "people don't need to maintain a certain weight or size to be healthy..."
In this episode, Tomesha Campbell, a Health and Wellness Educator highlights the importance of leveraging a weight inclusive approach to health.
Group Travel Made Memorable with Chantel West, The Travel Specialist
Chantel West is a Group Travel Specialist who loves being in the position to help create experiences and memories in any capacity. At her travel agency (D.O.E. Excursions Travel), they plan, manage and assist in your travel arrangements with a touch of Decency, Order, and Excellence.
Peering Into The Life Of Lia, A Self-made Entrepreneur.
Lia is a self-made entrepreneur. She spills the beans on how she maintains a growing YouTube channel and a business life with her family.
Changing The Face of Wedding Planning
Let’s meet Shay Ramsee of Moxie and Luxe Wedding Planning Service.
She is not just a regular wedding planner. She plans “Non Traditional + Luxury Weddings For Courageous Engaged Couples”.
You Dream It You Can Achieve It
Charlotte Ballinger is a Hair Stylist who gets “the most joy from giving you a place where you can come as you are and find your best self; a place where you are accepted, never judged and always appreciated”.
Charlotte started at age 12, followed her dream all the way to this moment, and has achieved it.
Websites - https://www.charlotteballinger.com/ https://www.bloomsaloncollective.com/
IG - @bloomsaloncollective / @charlotteb_hair
FB - https://web.facebook.com/charlottebhair/
The mind of Yash… Self Worth Coach Yashi Carrington
Yashi Carrington is a wife and mom of 1, and the mind behind the “Mind of Yash” website, YouTube, and Facebook pages. She started out just blogging about her life and adventures but then pivoted towards a specific life struggle – her Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) diagnosis.
While this has been a pain point for most of her life, Yashi is now using her experience to help other women with PCOS deal with its symptoms with a positive attitude. She is also a Self-Worth Strategist with The Woman School, a Zumba® Instructor, and a STRONG Nation™ instructor.
Email - email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
IG - @mind_of_yash
FB - https://www.facebook.com/mindofyash
Connect, Create & Grow Emotionally
Let’s hang out with Candida Bradley, a mental health advocate who uses creative workshops and compassionate coaching to empower your emotional wellbeing.
Candida had to struggle through depression and other forms of hardship before becoming who she is today.
Connect with her:
Facebook: @Candida Bradley
Keeping The Well Full Mentally and Physically
Her name is Jennifer Ellis Jackson. She trains beauty professionals and small business owners on how to market their businesses online so they can grow their brands, generate more leads and make more money.
One thing that drives her is what motivates people to become passionate about a certain thing and what is required to become and remain successful in life.
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Embrace Women's Health
Welcome back! In this episode, we meet Stacy Purcell, a Nurse practitioner, and Midwife who loves to help women embrace their own health care.
Stacy is board certified as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse Midwife. She began her Advanced Practice career at MLCHC and has made the decision to open her own practice in hopes of offering a unique patient-centered approach to women's health care in the Columbia Basin in Eastern Washington.
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Love Your Business And Have It Love You Back
Nicole Lewis Keeber is a business therapist and mindset coach who works with entrepreneurs to create and nurture healthy relationships with their businesses. She writes and speaks about the impact of small trauma on businesses.
Her most important work is in combining therapeutic processes with business coaching to help entrepreneurs build emotionally sustainable, and financially stable businesses.
Connect with Nicole on:Instagram: @nicole.lewiskeeber
Facebook: @Nicole Lewis-Keeber
Managing Stress With Online Ads
In this episode, we learn a whole lot from Shay Hrobsky, as she talks about how to minimize, control, and offload stress in our businesses and personal lives.
Shay Hrobsky is a business coach and entrepreneur.
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Making Soap Talk with Kenna
Business owner, consultant, and teacher Kenna Cote uses her tough love and non-sugar-coated advice to help soapmakers build businesses that fit their life, not the other way around.
Kenna's love of slingin' soap started in 2004 as a hobby, but after kicking a life of corporate nonsense to the curb, she went full time with the stick blender and opened two of her own successful soap companies.
Today, Modern Soapmaking offers courses, content, and programs that help soapmakers make boss moves and build the biz of their dreams without getting burned out.
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Mid Summer Update
Let's catch up... and do a quick check-in.
Crocheting Her Way To Success
Today we are going to be talking to Twyla Dill from Twyla Dill Design. She is a professional jewelry designer who adorns strong women and helps them celebrate their beautiful bodies. Her jewelry is made with hand crochet lace and metals. She loves connecting with other businesswomen.
It Starts With A Dream
Chisomo Fajardo is a Life Planner Coach. She is passionate about living an intentional life full of dreams, passion, and joy. She believes that there’s no need to wait so long for the perfect moment when you can actually craft your dreams and start living a version of them today. Find out how she explains everything in this episode.
Create Your Journey With Journaling
It was a pleasure to learn from Carolyn Carleton. She is an author, teacher, and creator of the My Journey journal.
What she does best is to encourage, empower & equip others to live their bravest lives.
In this episode, you’ll learn more about what tips she has to offer in journaling.
Our Southern Gentlemen - Alicia Chester
I've had the pleasure of speaking with my friend Alicia Chester, founder of Our Southern Gentleman. Her business is all about helping boys act and dress like gentlemen. Alicia has 2 boys and runs a business. So how does she do it? You are welcome to find out from this episode.
Alicia talks about her business and how she started making bow-ties for young gentlemen. She makes interchangeable bow ties. Her business didn't happen overnight. It started with her love for making things. Check out the full interview and make sure to check out her website to see all of her handmade goodies.
Using The Enneagram For Self Exploration
Self-exploration is not an easy journey to embark but can be very useful and insightful. In this episode, we meet with Erin Slutsky, A life coach who is also an enneagram expert.
Erin values effective interactions, seeks efficient strategies, and eagerly strives to see people become who they were meant to be. With her nursing background, she is able to use a holistic approach to life coaching. The study of the enneagram focused on her quest and helped her to better understand her own personality, her experiences, and her purpose. And for the first time in her life, she felt acceptance for what makes her uniquely herself.
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Writing Is Healing
Did you know one of the best ways to heal from your past is through writing? Find out how to do it and more from this episode, as we talk to Mari L. McCarthy, an author and journaling guru.
In 1998, Mari lost the feeling and function in the right side of her body. It wasn’t easy for her, as she had to learn to write with her left hand. However, with a dedication to daily ACTION, she began a journaling practice known as Morning Pages.
As she continued her writing practice, her symptoms improved and more importantly, she discovered, uncovered, and recovered her True Self and tapped into talents she never knew she had.
Now, Mari has developed a compassionate relationship with herself and an inner serenity.
Sustainable Eating Habits
Alex Ruiz is a health advocate who is dedicated to helping women with Hashimoto’s disease build sustainable eating habits & gain self-confidence.
She herself was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease (chronic fatigue and unexplained weight gain) in 2010. She has ever since been devoted to helping others (especially women) in situations similar to hers to find healthier products and alternatives to healthier eating.
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Silence Is Golden
It was a pleasure to meet Jessica Sarkodie, a Ghanaian photographer who has an eye for the unexpected, the overlooked, and the unknown.
After earning her undergraduate degree at Cornell University and working briefly in New York City, she moved back to Accra. She now works on telling the unembellished stories that surround us all - stories that we may or may not know, yet often overlooked.
Jessica’s work predominantly comprises travel and documentary narratives, with an insistence on rawness - an attempt to exhibit people and scenes as they really are.
Jessica has a remarkable way of practicing self-care. She uses the art of golden silence in meditation. Do you want to know how? If so, then don't let this episode pass you by.
Your comments are always welcome.
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Self-Care With Skincare
What has skincare got to do with self-care? Join me on this episode as we find out the answers from Kelyn Nash, the founder of K Cherin Studio and Beauty. Kelyn has always had a passion for all things creative. She loves makeup. She started from way back in her high school days.
She has an exceptionally amazing way of maintaining self-care by means of skincare. I’m sure you must be wondering how she does that. Well, you can easily get to know how by listening to this episode.
Connect with Kelyn:
Facebook: Kelyn Cherina Henry-Nash
Excelling Through The Odds
Please meet Dr. Angelina Davis, the founder of Excel At Consulting. She went into consulting through a non-traditional pathway and struggled to find the resources needed to succeed at the start of her consulting career. Her mission is to help support, strengthen, and elevate the work of women in consulting so they can stand out in a male-dominated industry. In spite of all that she’s been through, she is able to maintain self-care and balance her career and a growing family, among other responsibilities.
Take a moment and enjoy this episode of amazing conversation and interactions.
Don’t forget to leave a comment.
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Triumph Over Health Crisis
Crystal Waddell is amazing. She completes three months of content ahead of time. How else magnificent can that be in being proficient and maintaining self-care? She runs two businesses, cares for her family, and still holds down a job. Where is her cape?
As Crystal was making great things happen, she had a major health crisis that could have given her a reason to put everything on the back burner and walk away. Did she? No, she didn't. She just slowed her pace a bit and kept moving forward.
You will see her shine through her infectious smile. Her way of connecting with others is definitely one of her many superpowers.
Take the time to listen to this short but beautiful conversation between Crystal and me. She has so many gems that she shares and, believe me, after this interview, you would want to add her to your friends' list on IG.
Take the time to leave a comment on this episode. I appreciate you.
Red Velvet And Metal Smithing
After this episode, you might have a taste for red velvet cake and want to peek into your local thrift store to have your own velvet jacket. So, pull up a chair, prop up your feet with your cute wedges and have a listen. Let us know what you think about this episode and leave us a review. Until next time, always liberate your mind and lather up.
Shameless Plug- Can I Get Your Vote
Liberate and Lather has an opportunity to grow with a grant. Please listen to this episode and see how you can help us by February 28th. Thank you for your support.
The Vendor's Daughter
In 2021, hats off to a third-generation family business that has existed since 1978. Today with a global pandemic, we have seen many businesses with longevity closed. What makes this family business firm and anchored during a time when the perfect storm continues to pummel businesses?
Could it be Jennifer who is always budding with new ideas? She decided to create a podcast of her own. The Vendor's Daughter was built to create a community of entrepreneurs who are proof that building a business is hard but can be done. Through her podcast, she showcases successful businesses and leading healthy, happy lives outside of businesses. Is the secret sauce to the longevity of her family business?
Welcome... join us on this episode as we have a fun and casual conversation about painting a business for the long haul.
Keep Moments For Your Self
Have we become so hard-pressed for validation that we have to show all the narratives of our lives on social media? Sit with me as I talk about this subject this is a reflective conversation. Bring your journal along and pen your thoughts. See you inside... don't forget your warm drink.
Find A Rhythm
In today's podcast, we write in our journals and discuss using Clubhouse to build a community. May I have 15 minutes of your time, please?
Please note in the episode, I mentioned Moderating Journaling Prompt/Free Writing Room on Clubhouse on Tuesday - Thursday. It is actually Tuesday - Friday.
Turn Chaos Into Calm
Have you ever imagined what your life would look like if it was calm and free from chaos? In this episode, I believe that you will find this conversation helpful when you feel like life is starting to head you into overdrive.
Today, I sit down with Deborah Rankin, a writer, health coach, and registered dietitian nutritionist who often help other people improve their self-care. After frenetic years as a sales executive for four Fortune 500 companies, she faced a series of personal losses with no reserves of physical or emotional health. Burned out, sick, and grieving, she hit rock bottom and stayed there for two years. Gradually, she crawled her way back to vitality using the small steps and rituals she now shares with her readers. Her new book De-Stress Your Life: Turn Chaos into Calm is a guidebook to living life with calm and joyful energy.
Deborah has a formula that she uses to reduce stress and increase energy (E+M+C2). What does that mean?
1. Eat nourishing food,
2. Move your body,
3. Connect yourself to others.
It is Deborah's mission to help hard-working small business owners, entrepreneurs, and creatives to make small sustainable changes that start at where they are currently. So, come on, hang out for a bit. I'll meet you inside.
GIVEAWAY: Please leave us a review on this post for a chance to win a copy of Deborah's book "De-Stress Your Life: Turn Chaos Into Calm". The Winner will be selected on March 1st, 2021.
Let's Talk About Journaling
Hey there! You know that I am all about journaling.. You can cut me, blood will not drip out, but blue ink from a Bic Velocity Pen. So you know this woman is serious about her pen and paper. I digress...
This little chat here today is just a short reminder of why I want to encourage you to pick up the habit of journaling. If you are already doing it, standing ovation for you. Then this conversation is just a quick head nod and a high five to keep going. If you are thinking about it, please pull up a chair for 10 minutes or so and have a listen. This is a historical time period that we are living in. Record! Record! Record! Tell your story on paper bound into a journal. This episode will give you a very concrete foundation on the benefits of journaling.
I would love to know where you are in your journaling expedition. Please leave us a review.
I am always rooting for you, to live authentically, be the best person you want to be, and seek truth through the power of the pen. One love...
Your Cycle, Sanity And Business
Running a business, taking care of a household, dealing with a pandemic, and the list can go on and on. Then to add to the daily list of emotions, as women, we often deal with hormone imbalances. PMS symptoms can add to mood swings, excess stress, food cravings, weight gain, bloating, acne, insomnia, just enough to spiral any week out of control.
Join in on this conversation as Audrey Gerber, a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach speaks on how the brain cycles, finding the optimal time to release new ideas and when to fall back and begin increasing self-care.
For her free Starter Kit head over to her website
At the end of the podcast be sure to leave us a review.
Unapologetically Called Creative
Have you ever wondered what makes creative people so creative? Are they different from other people who claim to be non-creative? Is it possible to become a creative person?
Creativity can challenge you, add energy to your life, and allow you to reach your full potential. The "clutch your pearls", the news is that your own innate creativity can be molded and developed if you choose to be malleable. In this episode join me as I speak about a few character traits of creative people.
Divorce The Negative Narrative
Do you really believe that there are good things right around the corner for you? Or do you think that opportunities are just chilling, all around you, just waiting for you to say "let's go and make things happen?"
I would love for you to grab your journal or open up a new page in Notion and take notes. I want to introduce you to Mae Badiyan, a woman who loves planners, organization, business, social media, wellness, and mindset.
In this conversation, Mae speaks about operating from a place of lack, how you can make your money work for you, and letting things go so you can receive more. Take the time to tune in and soak in this conversation.
Parenting And Self-Care While Sustaining A Business
For the last few years, I have been following and gobbling up all the gems that Tara Swiger teaches her audience. She works with makers and artists to create sustainable and lovable businesses. I would like to add with a homegrown feel, that it was what I connected with. If you like sitting on the porch with a sweet tea type of style conversation then you have arrived.
Tara delivers her content through her books, a weekly podcast (which has some slight changes), and online classes.
So, prop up your feet as you spark your Liberate and Lather candle and have a listen. In this episode, we will discuss how parenting four children, running a thriving business, setting goals, and finding time for self-care keeps Tara afloat.
Reflect, Review and Renew
Living With Autoimmune Disease and Thriving Despite the Odds
With a 360-degree view of autoimmunity as a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Autoimmune Wellness Coach, and an autoimmune fighter herself for the past 12+ years, April has made it her mission to support driven women with autoimmune disease to take back control over their life and flourish physically, emotionally, and in their relationships despite battling chronic illness.
There is a huge void in the traditional healthcare system which often leaves patients feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and completely confused after a life-changing autoimmune diagnosis.
Since being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease has a multi-layered impact on our lives, it requires a multi-layered solution in order to successfully manage it.
April takes a holistic approach with her clients to help them successfully manage their life with chronic illness with an emphasis on acceptance and self-love.
In this episode, we will discuss running a thriving business and living with a chronic illness. It is uplifting and positive, grab a cup of tea, and let us have a conversation.
TIkTok - apriltheautoimmunecoach
Overcoming Generational Trauma
In 2020 self-care became the newly re-invented buzzword of the year. Going inside and being disconnected from distractions has allowed room for emotions to float up to the surface. Many have uncovered the connection between what feels like unending emotional pain and their family. This discovery is not that new, it has been around for centuries. It is known as Generational Trauma.
Generational Trauma isn't experienced by just one individual but passed down from one generation to the next. Though it is relatively a new field of study by experts, those who have been touched by it know firsthand the setback and emotional torture that it can give.
In this episode with Christy Moore we discuss:
Reclaiming your joy despite past experiences or what is happening in the world around you.
We get a little personal in discussing and sharing our own generation trauma.
Why self-care and is needed around issues like Generational Trauma to help you to continue to thrive, grow, and build a successful life and business.
How To Creatively Embody Your Unique Bio
Are you a creative, multi-passionate, and not the average cookie-cutter business owner? You hold your breath when you get in a room of people because you cringe at the thought of having to explain to people what you do. It's not that you don't know, but conveying all the working parts of what you do is overwhelming. This is the podcast episode that you do not want to skip. Take a break from Zoom, grab your favorite notebook and pen, and have a listen. Dana Ray explains how you can bend and shape your bio to shine in any room that you enter.
Dana Ray: https://danamray.com/
Elizabeth Gilbert: https://youtu.be/0g7ARarFNnw
Welcome To Club CoCo
Meet Coco Maria she specializes in Brazilian, South, Central American and Caribbean wax. Dancing is another form of self-care sweating and swaying to grooves like Bossa Nova, Samba, Cumbia, and many other rhythms from sunnier destinations.
Self-care is being fully aware of what you want and going after it. Pull up a chair and listen as Coca Maria the host of "Club Coco" on Worldwide FM allows us to take an intimate peek inside her world.
Journaling Is Self Care
Who Really is Your Competitor?
Not long ago I had the honor of speaking with a friend and “competitor” Lisa Denson, one of the co-founders of Ekocreashunz. Ekocreashunz was founded by Lisa and Alexis Denson, a dynamic mom and daughter duo. The two started creating jewelry as a hobby in 2008 and heeded to the requests of friends and family to turn it into a business in late 2010. Designing jewelry has always been an outlet for the two of them. Inspired by nature and beautiful scenery, colors and geometric shapes, they create unique, timeless, wearable pieces of art for men and women. Every piece is handcrafted in their studio in Grayson, Georgia, USA. In case handmade, eco friendly goodies isn't cool enough, every item sold plants a tree!
Founder Ayana Webb Discusses the Framing of The Musical Webb
This week I had the pleasure of speaking with The Musical Webb founder and instructor, Ayana Webb. Ayana has been involved in the music industry for over 10 years. From hosting music showcases in New York, to reaching #1 on the Billboard charts by being a part of Jill Scott’s “Light of the Sun” (reference: www.allmusic.com), Ayana has kept her finger on the pulse of music recording and business. She went on to found The Musical Webb, an online piano training site that currently teaches over 4,000 paid students, as well as over 6,600 email subscribers. To learn more or to sign up for piano lessons visit her site, www.themusicalwebb.com.
The Foundation Of Our Business Starts With Our Feet
I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Jen Perez, the blonde half of Gait Happens. Her goal is to educate the masses that there is more to foot health than orthotics and injections. Dr. Perez and her office focus on foot and gait mechanics. They observe the way people move and how those movements impact the pain they might be having. They then treat the movements and help their clients move differently or adjust things slightly to better the client's way of life. So I am sure you are wondering how does foot health ties into self-care? Well, one of the key staples of self-care is physical movement…right? Have a listen to this episode I am sure it will change the way you view your wonderfully made wheels.
Self-Care is Falling in Love with Yourself
Let's talk about falling in love. Not with just anyone but the one that matters drum roll please...yourself. How would it feel to do this? How do you even get started?Go ahead insert those ear-buds into your ears and let's talk.