By Michele Maas + Lauren Masidonski
Well-Yes!Mar 22, 2021
"If you are feeling uninspired or blocked, continuous effort is the key to reach your potential!" Season 4; Episode 202
In this episode we explore how to keep moving in the direction of your goals when we are feeling uninspired by:
- A clear vision and a plan
- A positive mindset and avoiding emotional blocks
- Taking action to move forward with accountability and support
We all can get stuck at times. Are you ready to move forward toward your goals?
"Our growth journey is never over!" Season 4; Episode 201
-We don't have it all figured out!
-Growth and healing happen during our entire life cycle.
-We share some current areas of growth with vulnerability.
-We explore what will be offered at our "Saying Hell-Yes! to healing retreat!
-Say Hell-yes to your own healing!
"Saying Hell-Yes to 200 episodes!' Season 4; Episode 200
We are celebrating 200 episodes and we are saying Hell-Yes to Well-Yes!
"Tune in to yourself before you tune into the universe!" An interview with Talia Starwood. Season 4; Episode 199
In this episode, our beautiful guest Talia, who identifies an energetic alchemist, shares how she navigates her own world through this lens. She opens up with vulnerability to explain how she overcame past issues of addiction to be able to help others as a Transformation and Leadership Coach. She shares her wonderful view of the world as a Highly Sensitive Person and how she sees this as a positive character trait instead of a disability to overcome. Talia is an Infinite Possibilities trainer, a human dynamics expert, and currently on track to becoming Non-Violent Communication certified. Talia has been a helping professional for over 25 years. She helps sensitive people get over their overwhelm! She helps people to get out of their own way in order to claim true freedom and happiness. By strengthening their inner resources her clients feel empowered, comfortable, and capable in the world so that they can achieve their goals. Inspired with confidence and resilience they connect to their purpose, create fulfilling relationships, reaching greater financial success and become the leaders they were born to be. Talia uses a 5-step process that she created blending mindfulness, breathwork, & Emotional Freedom Technique, and more. Come grow with Talia!
"It's not selfish to dream big!" An Interview with Emily Jacobs- Author, Speaker and Empowerment Coach for Moms. Season 4; Episode 198
-Her book, "Live your life for you, not your mom."
-She shares what inspired her to write the book, Redefining what self-care means and it's our responsibility to take care of ourselves.
-She asks herself… Did I do a good job taking care of myself today?
-She encourages you to explore what lights you up personally and professionally.
- It's not selfish to dream big and you are worthy of more!
- Its ok not to say yes to everything with our kids
- Learning and growth from our past experience and relationships can help us to be the best moms we can.
- How to deal with the self-doubt voice or as Emily calls it "the little annoying sister."
-She’s launching a community for moms coming the summer of 2023
- Emily is saying hell-yes to herself as she’s hosting her first in person event fall of 2023 to pour into her community.
"Even in the darkest times, I focus on what could be on the other side!" An interview with the tenacious Shunnie Cook. Season 4; Episode 197
"A pleasured woman is an empowered woman!” Interview with Danielle Savory, Sex and Pleasure Coach Season 4; Episode 196
- Benefits of sexual pleasure
- Common struggles Danielle sees with women- Intimacy doesn’t have to suck to make it better!
- It can be for you, not just about your partner. She shares why.
- The importance of learning to appreciate our bodies through life changes
- Get out of your head and into your body during intimacy
- This is an important part of you! A pleasured woman is an empowered woman!
Our Well-Yes Retreat is coming"! Season 4; Episode 195
"The fitness industry needs work and growth!" Savannah Robertson's vision of helping us love ourselves where we are at! Season 4; Episode 194
Savannah needed to go on a healing journey before she could become the person who could help others as a Health and Body Image Coach. Focusing on her body and how it looked was something Savannah needed to push past. She needed to heal from the dysfunctional thinking after a life of competitive sports and messages she received from everywhere as she grew up. She realized she needed to let go of things that didn't serve her like stepping on the scale or looking at weight goals. She also surrounded herself with books, podcasts and people who lifted her up to heal and grow past these old and dysfunctional patterns. This was a process she needed to move through which took time for this evolution. "I wanted to attract the people who craved healing and bettering themselves", which has led her start a new program to help women love themselves.
"It's OK to be misunderstood as you are growing!" Season 4; Episode 193
Well-Yes to being misunderstood! In this episode, we explore how our journey to growth can be misunderstood by others who do not have our vision. It is beneficial to find confidence in ourselves and our growth even when it doesn't match our friends' growth. We can also appreciate that important people in our lives may have different interests and it is generous for us to allow them to grow and experience their passions. Growing and changing and stretching can be painful but that is where the good stuff happens.
“If you are wearing a hazmat suit through the messy middle you're not getting the good stuff!" interview with Kelsey Formost, Copywriting Expert and Small Business Mentor. Season 4; Episode 192
In this episode we talk about…
-Where Kelsey started her career in acting in shows like Modern Family, New Girl and alongside Zach Efron.
-How she took her pivot when know longer feeling happy and stepping into what she was feeling called to do with copywriting.
-Navigating the messy middle of entrepreneurship and how to figure out your message.
-How Kelsey is saying HELL-YES to herself this year by redirecting herself back to peace and presence.
-Grab Kelsey's freebie on "How to write an effective Instagram Bio" kelseyformost.mykajabi.com/opt-in-60b652d6-59bb-4f16-8beb-182d662fd90b
"What is on your bucket list?" Season 4; Episode 191
In this episode we explore the items of importance that we put on our bucket lists, noting how this can change over time depending on what has occurred in our lives. We recognize that experiences can be more important than the stuff we want to acquire. Creating memories can be meaningful since they can last a life time. "It's a perfect time to live out your bucket list". What experience do you want to put on your calendar to fulfill your bucket list?
"Self-Validation = Being Yourself!" Season 4; Episode 190
In this episode we look at how to use self-validation to:
-Grow our confidence
-Release us from trying to live up to expectations of others
-Avoid focusing on our insecurities
-Avoid owning criticisms of others
-Focus on positive self-talk
-Gain insight into why we look to others for validation
SELF-VALIDATION = CONFIDENCE!
"My life changed when my face took the impact of a car accident and every bone in my face was broken."; Susan McCauliff's story of tenacity and strength. Season 4; Episode 189.
In this episode, our inspirational guest Susan, shares her amazing story of overcoming a traumatic brain injury that occurred in her teens after a severe car wreck which changed her life. To make matters worse, when she returned to high school months later, she struggled with friendship issues when a friend made up stories about her. Susan kept her head up and pushed through the continuous physical pain and emotional isolation to complete high school only to become involved with a guy when she was in college who stalked her when she didn't want to see him anymore. She again had the strength and tenacity to push past this difficult time and go on to a career as a therapist to help others who have experienced pain, isolation and trauma. This gorgeous young woman is a dynamo who never gives up and never gives in. She is a role model for anyone going through difficult situations. Everyone could learn something from this young woman who is beautiful on the inside and out. Listen and be inspired!
"I don't know" keeps us in limbo. Make a decision!" Season 4; Episode 188
"Just Take the Ride!" An interview with the amazing Susan Spector. Season 4; Episode 187
"Don't shame the part of yourself that has grown!" Season 4; Episode 186
"When you shine, I shine, and we all shine!" An interview with Laura and Jaclyn, owners of Shine Image Consulting Season 4; Episode 185
-Laura and Jaclyn share their story about how they connected through a tough time in life going through divorce and the life lessons they learned after divorce.
- We chat about how getting ready can help you feel better as you express yourself which will create confidence
- Their motto is "when you shine, I shine, and we all shine". This comes from women supporting women and empowering other women to express themselves through their style so we can all shine together!
- They discuss how they educate their clients and give them their shine size
- Tips for networking events and conversations starters
- Staple items and pieces to have
- Find them on Instagram and book your consultation
"Stop letting things drain your energy!" Season 4; Episode 184
"Are you taking it seriously who you are called to be?" An Interview with Heather Parady. Season 4; Episode 18
-Make things unique, period!
-Creating your community, how can you make this tactical and practical?
-Human first; leader and community builder second. How she handles it: Taking care of herself first, giving herself grace and pivoting in business gives others permission to do the same.
- How Heather shows up authentically on social media and creating content. Challenging yourself to do the scary stuff offline to build the scary muscle.
"Do you feel like yourself and if not, what is missing?" A guide to growth. Season 4; Episode 182
In this episode, we discuss a recent Psychology Today article written by Mark Rego which addresses several questions we can ask ourselves to move toward positive growth.
-Do you feel like yourself?
-If not, what is missing?
-And finally, are you able to find joy and fill your cup?
We share some vulnerable moments from our own lives when we did not feel like ourselves when going through difficult times such as divorce and bankruptcy. We also share how these difficult times led to some of the most incredible growth for both of us. Do some self-exploration to check in and see if you are feeling like yourself!!
"Drink Wine and Do Good!" An interview with Destiny Burns from CLE Urban Winery!" Season 4; Episode 181
On this episode, our guest host Rae Smedley helps to interview our new friend and dynamo, Destiny Burns, owner of CLE Urban Winery in Cleveland Heights. Destiny has an amazing resume starting with a 20-year career in the navy from which she retired as a Lieutenant. She then went into the private sector in the Defense Intelligence world working for several contractors. When her life changed with a divorce and her daughter graduated and moved on with her own life, she wanted to rediscover who she was and find a new path. She then became a volunteer firefighter for several years where she found herself working alongside true heroes with every shift. Everything she has done has been tied to her core values which has led her to starting the CLE Urban Winery where she gives back to the local community in so many ways. She has also written a book, "My Why and I: A Rebels Guide to a Why-Centered Lifestyle." Wow just Wow. Listen and learn from this unstoppable and amazing woman who is never done putting wonderful things into this world which leads to her tag line, "Drink Wine and Do Good!".
"The things that make my heart happy". An interview with Cory Kessler. Season 4; Episode 180
Keep creating "the new" in life because today is not the end of the growth journey. Season 4; Episode 179
Change is coming! We share that the growth mindset is how we continue to move forward and build "the new" even when what we are doing is unknown. We share some Aha moments that we have each experienced and how we need a belief in ourselves to keep moving toward our goals. We need to talk things into existence and believe in the possibilities that are rolling around in our brain with a "can do" attitude. What do you want to create that is new in your life?
"Guarding your personal attention and energy to create more fulfillment in your life and business." An interview with Corene Phelps. Season 4; Episode 178
On today's episode:
- How to focus and cut out distractions for better workflow.
- Building recovery time into your day and making it a lifestyle to perform at a higher level.
- What we can do to create awareness and release from using working all the time as a distraction from feeling and healing.
- Busy is a choice, changing the way we say things to ourselves can also change the way it makes us feel. How Corene says "my week was full". Then we create more awareness to what we are saying yes or no to, so we are committing to the things that serve us and where we desire to be.
- How breathwork cracked her open to feeling so much love and gratitude.
"You deserve to feel good!" Interview with Jillian Smith, Functional Medicine Dietitian. Season 4; Episode 177
- How poop testing can give you more answered to your gut health/issues
- How stress can affect your gut health and tips to manage the stress
- How sleep can affect your sugar cravings, food choices, and gut health. Tips for better sleep.
- Importance of morning routine
- Jillian shares a quick healthy sweet tooth treat
"How to start a new positive habit". Season 4; Episode 176
In this episode, we discuss starting a new positive habit by identifying our blind spots, taking that insight and putting a new positive habit in place. We all have areas for opportunity for growth and this is where we focus a starting point.
"Building capacity one inch at a time can support us in life and business." An interview with Staci Millard. Season 4; Episode 175
An interview with Staci Millard on how building capacity one inch at a time can support us in life and business.
Small Business Mentor and owner of Love Powered Co.
In this episode we talk about:
- How focusing on your personal development journey can being you continued growth and self-awareness.
- How your nervous system affects your daily activities and business. Tips on how to feel better in your body.
- Creating habits for life and business to stay more focused.
- How small businesses affect our community.
- A good place to start delegating in your business.
"Guidance and Tips for Real Growth"; Season 4; Episode 174
In this episode we go over some specific tips for growth including,
-Speaking your goal into the universe
-Connecting to other women for accountability and inspiration
-Not letting fear hold you back
-Journaling ideas: with prompts or free flowing
-Giving yourself and your brain some quiet time
-Unplugging from social media
COME GROW WITH US!!
"Be a cheerleader for yourself in your mirror and cheer on others out your window!" Season 4; Episode 173
Instead of focusing on what others are doing and how you compare to them, look in the mirror and focus on where you are, what you have accomplished and how you want to grow. We explore how when we focus on our own journey and growth without comparing ourselves to others, we will have more satisfaction, peace and self-esteem growth. It also helps up to be able to cheer on others without being jealous or judgmental which can destroy those very same things. Learn to celebrate your own accomplishments so you can celebrate the accomplishment of others.
"Simplifying life can create a sense of peace!" Season 4; Episode 172
As we move into 2023, we explore how we plan to reduce stress by simplifying life in lots of little ways.
-Cleaning out our spaces
-Taking time for ourselves
-Noticing what we have control over
-Connecting to others for support
"Eliminating the things that drag us down for a more fulfilling life!" Season 4; Episode 171
What can we eliminate to make our lives more fulfilling?
-Exploring the "whys" in what we do.
-Saying "Hell-Yes!" to what lights us up.
-Saying "No" with healthy boundaries to the things that don't bring us joy.
-Taking the emotions out of decision making.
-Seeing that change can be difficult but can lead to new growth.
Are you ready to eliminate what is dragging you down?
"Turn off negativity and tune in to positivity; a year end wrap with a Mimosa!" Season 3; Episode 170
Our year end wrap:
-What we have learned in the past year.
-How we want to grow in the next year.
-How we push even through the hard times.
-We ask for feedback.
And we chose our giveaway winners!
"What do you get out of love? The answer may surprise you?" Season 3; Episode 169
In this episode, we explore the question, "What do you get out of love?" Connection, support, a strong bond, loyalty, and trust are all good answers. However, there is a deeper philosophy behind the question, and we share this with our listeners. In healthy relationships that are filled with loving commitment, we need to leave pridefulness and self-centeredness outside the walls of our connection to others. Learn how to give and receive love in a more intentional and fulfilling way!
Interview with Kimberly Phillips, "As I have known better, I have done better". Season 3; Episode 168
Kimberly Phillips owner of Kimberly & Co. Salon & Boutique with a staff of 19
- How she creates a space for people to feel good all-around; from styling their hair to helping them find an item for themselves.
- How growth is a continuous journey. As she knew better, she did better.
- How mistakes are part of the process. There is always a lesson.
- How she moved from self-doubt to growth at every new level with expansion in life and business.
- How she finds balance in life and business by learning to delegate to others in her business.
"Gratitude can move us to a healthier and happier state of being when we focus on what is there and not what isn't!" Season 3; Episode 167
In this episode, we focus on how gratitude can lead us to a happier and healthier state of mind. We also explore how when we rest, we have more to give to others. When sitting in a state of rest, our minds can be opened to gratitude which can lead us to show compassion and empathy to others. Being mindful can help us focus on gratitude when we pause and think about what we do have in our lives instead of focusing on what we don't have. There are times we stay busy to be distracted from thinking our thinks or feeling our feels. Taking a moment to be grateful can actually decrease our stress and help us to lower our cortisol level to be healthier. Don't be afraid to take the time to feel and think about what you are grateful for.
"Stepping outside of our comfort zone to keep growing!" Season 3; Episode 166
“Traits for a happier life:: Empathy and compassion." Season 3; Episode 165
"Angels who do the hard work every single day during the most difficult times; our nursing heroes share a few stories!" Season 3; Episode 164
"Moving Forward after Pain and Trauma; our guest shares how!”Season 3; Episode 163
"Implementing Healthy Boundaries!" Season 3; Episode 162
"Making new friends by being open and vulnerable!" Season 3; Episode 161
"Overcoming Perfectionism and Turning Vulnerability into a Strength with Bella Sirpilla." Season 3; Episode 160
What we discuss:
- Overcoming perfectionism and negative self-talk
- Stepping fully into self-love and her purpose
- Creating self awareness for personal growth and 1% better everyday
- What self-love means to her and how she will use her journey to help others
- Letting go of the pressure of what wasn't meant for her and it's never too late to change your path
- Creating a support system of good people and people you want to be like
- Run towards your fears and not away from them
- Celebrating the little wins
- What helps her through anxiety
"A leap of faith without holding back!" Season 3; Episode 159
In this episode, our guest Shelly Williams who owns iCRYO in Canton, shares her career journey. Shelly received her master's from Walsh University and worked in Health Care Administration for many years. She said that she was feeling burned out, losing her purpose and wanted a change, especially after working with elderly patients in long term care facilities during Covid. She said that this field wore her out mentally and emotionally and she felt frustrated when her elderly patients couldn't see their family members at their end of life. She began to think of how to change her career and went to Google to research options. She wanted a career that would relate to healthcare but would be more proactive, uplifting and preventative. This was a huge change, but she didn't let fear hold her back. She found information on iCRYO and decided to take the leap of faith. She signed the contract to open an iCRYO in Canton in 2020 and then opened in 2021. Listen and learn how to grow and evolve no matter what age you are.
"Be a Lifelong Learner like our guest, Rae Smedley!" Season 3; Episode 158
On this episode, our friend Rae, shares the importance of being a lifelong learner. Rae says that she began this interest in learning as a child when her mother, who was a teacher, promoted learning. Rae shares that her mother would enroll her in courses at the Art Museum, YWCA, Natural Museum of History and anything else she could find that would give Rae a chance to learn and grow. One example is when her mom found duck eggs when she was golfing with Rae's dad and brought them home for Rae and her brother to care for and then raise the ducklings. Rae's first big learning experience came at age 11, when her mother convinced their cleaning lady to let Rae travel to Germany with her for a month with no knowledge of the German language. She said that her thirst for learning starts with curiosity, and she embraces the fact that no one is too old to learn. Both she and her husband feel that they can learn something new every day. Over the past few years to continue learning, Rae has taken courses in Economics, Art Therapy, Bob Dylan music, Rain Garden classes, and Growing Hoyas. She has been involved in many nonprofit organizations and has been on many boards. She recently agreed to take a position on the board of Another Act of Kindness as treasurer which is the only position she didn't hold in the past and was the only position she felt uncomfortable taking. She said that she loves to learn, and she admits that sometimes when she is learning something new, it pushes her outside of her comfort zone. However, she never allows fear to hold her back. Listen and learn how to grow every day by having curiosity and an open mind like our friend Rae!
"Still on our emotional high from the afterglow of our SOG conference!" Season 3; Episode 157
"Meet Our Friend Charlett Albert, Sales Coach & Feminine Leadership Mentor!" Season 3; Episode 156
In this episode you will learn and understand how feminine and masculine energy can affect and benefit your business and relationships with our guest, Charlett Albert. You can find Charlett on IG at www.Instagram.com/charlettalbert . Or join her free FB community which is full of Sales & Feminine Leadership trainings and resources. https://www.facebook.com/groups/556061455966683
"Go for what your passion is, but before that, fix your health!" Season 3; Episode 155
In this episode Bridgitte, owner/founder of Gut Personal, shares how she started out in private practice as a functional medicine dietitian. Being an entrepreneur has always been a part of who she is. She wanted to make more money, to feel appreciated and to be home more with her fiancé and dog. She eventually took the leap into creating her own online business supporting women one on one with gut health. She questioned herself on how she could impact and help women. She got to the point of creating her online business supporting women one on one with gut health. Within 16 months she made a million dollars and impacted hundreds of women. She wanted to impact millions of people to find a way to a healthier gut, so she created Gut Personal. She also shares how taking little steps helped build her confidence which led to her taking her belief in her own success and building her first business finally leading her to create her online business, Gut Personal. Listen and learn what symptoms could be problematic in areas of your life and how healing your gut can help. Take the quiz and see what personalized products are best for you. gutpersonal.com/lauren4 and get 10% off
“I always wanted to be my own boss!” Judy Robinson’s story of Cherry Road Winery Season 3; Episode 154
In this episode, Judy Robinson, the owner of Cherry Road Winery, shares how she has evolved and reinvented herself in her work life moving from a career in banking to working in education and currently to owning a winery. Judy gives us insight about why she is open to new opportunities, not being afraid to try new things. Her father was an entrepreneur who led the way for the family in starting new businesses and going for new opportunities with a gusto. She shares how she and her husband, Fred, work as a team creating this venture at this stage of their lives. He is the winemaker, and he owns the buildings while she is the winery owner. Her husband is also a musician who often plays at their beautiful venue. She lives by the idea that to own a winery, the wine must be good, the place has to have a good feel and there needs to be music and fun. Cherry Road Winery really hits the mark on all of these. You will not be disappointed in this beautiful space with a cool vibe and good wine. Stop in and see Judy. You may even get to hear her husband play some music.
"When She Wins, I Win!" Season 3; Episode 153
On this Mimosa Monday episode, we explore how surrounding ourselves with other women who want to see us win helps up grow in a network of inspiration and success. We also understand that when we support others, we gain a sense of connection which helps us feel good about ourselves. We look at the difference between a scarcity mentality and an abundance mentality and how abundance opens us up to growth. It is healthy to be open and supportive of others. Do you want to grow in abundance?
"Past insecurities can still haunt us but don't have to hurt us!" Season 3; Episode 152
In this episode, we admit that we still are haunted by past insecurities and mistakes, but we now have better coping skills and use what we have learned in our growth journey to overcome these insecurities. We can change our negative thinking patterns when we give ourselves grace and use curiosity to explore why we are having negative emotions. We encourage ourselves and our listeners to check in with negative feelings to gain insight about these feelings while reassessing and reevaluating why we may be feeling this way. This helps us to move toward giving ourselves grace and push past old pain. Healing takes time and effort, but you are worth it. Are you ready to give yourself grace?
“Sometimes you have to be tough in this business! Keri Sullivan's Story” Season 3; Episode 151
“Owning your own business is like having another child"; Season 3; Episode 150
"We are always a work in progress, so we just need to start where we are now!" Season 3; Episode 149
In this episode, we meet the amazing Cheeky Girl Boss, Vivian Brinkman who started her business, The Bohemian Mama, six years ago. She is an inspiring, positive and insightful woman who shares her story of starting her own business after her two sons went off to college. She had to redefine her roles in life while still staying in touch with the part of her that was a nurturing mom. She found a way to nurture others by starting a business to care for her customers by creating products that are good for the body and help people have a better-balanced life. She has the support of her husband, Brian, who helped her create her website and her branding since he is a graphic designer. Viv and her husband recently moved to a new house, where they are remodeling the barn on the property for their business. Even though the move seemed easy at the time, Viv admits that she had to get through the shock of the move in order to really start to grow. Listen and learn from Viv how to start a business by not letting fear hold you back, having a strong support network and having a foundation in faith.
"Celebrating Life-with a Mimosa!" Season 3; Episode 148
Happy Mimosa Monday! On this episode, we share what we each are currently celebrating in our lives. We also discuss how important it is to celebrate all things, even the little things. When we celebrate the small wins, we can keep going when times are tough. Even more importantly, we are reminded that we can overcome anything when we have faith and put in the work on ourselves. There are things to celebrate every day when you look for them. What are you celebrating today?
"Christi Blackerby gives us the scoop on The Marketplace remodel and the exciting changes happening at Gervasi!" Season 3; Episode 147
On this episode, we interview Christi Blackerby from The Marketplace at Gervasi Vineyard. She shares how she learned to adjust to new and changing roles which have come up in her life from her cherished role as a mother to returning to full time and rewarding work at The Marketplace once her kids moved out of the house and onto the next stages of their lives. She tells us the history of Gervasi which is owned by her family. She explains what makes Gervasi stand out with a positive customer service focus and the way they listen to customers to make improvements at Gervasi. She gives us the scoop on the exciting things happening on the Gervasi property and entices our listeners to come out and explore the new addition and remodel of the Marketplace with the added 2000 square feet housing amazing treasures. Stop in and you will find wonderful and unique items for friends, family and absolutely for yourself, all picked out by Christi in the gorgeous locally owned business.
"You must put in the work to grow!”Season 3; Episode 146
"Journaling for herself led our guest to write a book to help others!" Season 3; Episode 145
"Don’t ever be afraid of asking for what you want!" Season 3; Episode 144
"Integrity = Trust: Are you trustworthy to yourself and others?" Season 3; Episode 143
In this episode, we explore the definition of integrity and how integrity is so important for our relationships with others and with ourselves. We discuss how having integrity creates trust and safety in a relationship. We go over examples of how to have integrity in our relationships and we explore how our words mean nothing if they are not followed through with actions. We examine how this holds true with others but also how our limiting beliefs can hold ourselves back when we don't trust our decisions or our goals. Listen and learn some new ways to gain integrity with yourself and how to have more integrity with others.
"Telling her truth led to her own healing and to helping so many other women: Erika Hull's story" Season 3; Episode 142
In this episode, we interview Erika Hull, married mother of 6, entrepreneur, author and business owner who shares her story of overcoming and surviving abuse in every area of her life. Her healing began when she found her voice and shared her truth. Her own healing has led her to reach out and support other women, starting the Cornher office with her business partner, Dr. Cheryl Jackson. The Cornher office has the mission to level the playing field for women in business, distributing the privilege, so everyone has the same opportunities to thrive. This allows primary parents to not have to choose between work and family by creating an environment where they can work, create, and pursue their passions while caring for young children. Listen and be inspired!
"The hardest things in life can turn in to blessings!" Season 3; Episode 141
In this episode, we explore ow we have both been through some really tough times in our lives. Both of us feel that the most difficult times have led to the most growth and even the biggest blessings when we viewed these challenges as a way to grow and change, adjusting to the new reality which was forced upon us. When we are faced with difficult situations in life, we can often move forward by changing our perspectives from a victim mentality to a perspective of overcoming and then look for ways to help others. It really does feel good to give back!
Mimosa Monday on Tuesday! Season 3; Episode 140
Welcome to Mimosa Monday on Tuesday due to the Memorial Day Holiday. Enjoy our visit together!
"How self-healing led our guest, Karina Rodriguez, to discovering her path to success."" Season 3; Episode 139
Hope, Daydreaming and Restlessness can actually be helpful to reaching our goals!" Season 3; Episode 138
In this episode we explore how there are things we often see as negative but are actually positive in ways to grow and evolve. Daydreams give us ideas to focus on for our future while hope gives us goals for our future. Restlessness is the energy we need to move forward to reach those goals. Don't be afraid to daydream, hope and feel the excitement of restlessness in order to grow!
Interview with Nancy Schmidt! Season 3; Episode 137
"Turning social comparison into a positive way to grow!" Season 3; Episode 136
In this episode, we explore how it can be harmful to our self-esteem if we are constantly comparing ourselves to what we see on social media and other sources. Social media is often filled with edited and artificial versions of reality which can make us feel like we can't compare. We change the thinking and discuss four strategies that can be used to benefit from social comparison which is from an article in Psychology Today. Healthy ways to use comparison include focusing on similarities, setting your own goals, establishing collaborative norms and looking at more than one person to compare yourself to. Comparisons can actually lead to building self-esteem and motivating growth in ourselves. Isn't that a better way to look at comparisons??
"Taking our own advice on this Mimosa Monday!" Season 3; Episode 135
On this episode, we share how we often forget to give ourselves grace and that leads to not following our own advice. Allowing ourselves to relax and not calling it "lazy" needs to be a part of our week. Keeping too busy without a break can make us anxious and edgy. With some rest, we can do a better job in all areas of our lives. What do you need to do for down time?
"What part of the journey are you missing? Being in the moment during growth." Season 3; Episode 134
On this episode, we share how we have both been on a journey of growth. On these journeys, we can sometimes lose sight of what is happening in the moment when we are too focused on the end product. We encourage our listeners and ourselves to slow down and appreciate what is going on during a period of growth as a part of moving toward our goals. We share that we want to focus on the connections we are making and noticing how we are changing as a part of the journey to our goals while recognizing that even when that goal is met, new ones will be set. What journey are you on and what do you want to pay attention to in order to enjoy the journey?
"Newsymom" is inclusive, supportive, accepting and even can become family for moms of all ages: Michaela Madison shares how this group got started. Season 3; Episode 133
In this episode, our inspiring guest shares her story of how she started the group Newsymom when she had her first child almost 6 years ago. When she had her baby, she wanted information about best practices and evidenced based research on what was healthiest for her baby. She said she had to go to so many places to get information including health departments, websites, Big Brothers/Sisters, and her own mom. She also realized that she did have her own mom as a resource, but some women have no one in their lives to go to. She said she had an epiphany to put all of the information in the same place for all moms to have easy access to the information they would need to raise their children. She said that this group provides acceptance and inclusion for all moms no matter what. She said that putting all kinds of different women together help them learn and grow together, focusing on their similarities instead of their differences which leads to empathy and positive change. She said that true change starts in every living room, and she promotes pouring in love, kindness and acceptance in our homes so that this will become a normal part of every child's life. Check out this group to see what all is offered in three counties here in our area for moms of all ages.
"Who has inspired you? A tribute to the amazing women in our lives!" Season 3; Episode 132
In this episode, we explore who has inspired us to be the women we are today. We share how the important women in our lives, from our mothers to our longtime friends, have supported us, pushed us and helped us to grow. These valuable relationships that we have had in our lives have made an impact on who we are and how we take on the world. We appreciate every relationship, and we want to keep learning from those individuals who have helped to mold us in so many ways.
"Social Hour" and Interview with Sandy Doll, Owner of Social at the Stone House! Season 3; Episode 131
"Normalizing the Money Conversation", an interview with Amy Ruggeri. Season 3; Episode 130
In this episode, Lauren interviews Amy Ruggeri from the Ruggeri Group where she and her husband, Bob, work as Licensed Financial Coaches. Amy shares how difficult it is for people to discuss the topic of money. Many see the topic of finances as taboo since they have never been educated about planning for the future. Amy said that 31% of people actually worry about money all the time but never really know how to handle their finances. Amy gives our listeners some tips and advice on how to make talking and planning about money easier which can reduce stress. Listen and learn how to take control over your finances.
"Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable helps you continue to stretch and grow." Season 3; Episode 129
In this episode we discuss how there are times we are put in to new and uncomfortable positions and that can create anxiety. We encourage our listeners to enjoy the journey and embrace the unknown. These can be the times when the most growth happens.
"Are your actions in line with what you say your goals are in life?" Season 3; Episode 128
"Embracing Your Imperfections in Public Can Make You More Relatable to Others!" Season 3; Episode 127
In this Mimosa Monday episode, we share how being vulnerable with others can help us be more relatable. We share how fear can get in the way of connecting to others and can give off the wrong impression. When we are open and genuine with people, it can make it easier for others to see us as approachable. We talk about using some interesting questions as conversation starters. We also share about our upcoming Cheeky Vibe event: "Social Hour at Social at the Stone House", on Saturday, March 12 at 4:30. This will be our first in person event in two years! Come out and celebrate with us!
"Signs that we may need a lifestyle change". Season 3; Episode 126
In this episode, we explore some signs that we may need a lifestyle change based on an article in Psychology Today by Sean Grover. We explore when a change is needed in our life to create joy, decrease stress and decrease disappointment. We discuss how trauma, loss and hardships can trigger a desire for a lifestyle change in order to decrease depression and anxiety and how this relates to some things we have gone through in our own lives. The good news is that we all have the power to make new choices if they are made with thought after using problem solving skills. Is there something in your life that needs changed?
"I value mistakes!" Chelsea Schwartz guides us through learning from mistakes during the first year of her growing business. Season 3; Episode 125
In this week's podcast, our guest Chelsea, shares what led to the birth of her new candle business, Night Lights Company. When Covid 19 closed everything down, she had been working at a brewery and had to rethink how to make money. She said that when she was off of work for several months, she began to explore options of a business she could do from home. She said that she watched several videos and was intrigued about the idea of making her own candles. She said she spent time researching and then went to her support network for affirmation and ideas. They felt she was on to something good, and she bought the supplies out of her savings she had put aside for something special. She started making candles in her one-bedroom apartment and put them out to friends, family and then to markets around her area. She ended up getting connected with one of her current partners who suggested she place her candles in the boutique, Laura of Pembroke. Her candles sold out quickly and this was the start of growing her business. Listen to how Chelsea navigated being a 25-year-old business owner who has a growing business while valuing the mistakes she has made.
"The difficulty in trying to reason with unreasonable people". Season 3; Episode 124
In this episode, we explore an article from Psychology Today by Dr. Susan Haas, called "Don't try to reason with unreasonable people". We look at the types of people who make reasonable communication impossible. We also share some simple strategies to cope with the unreasonable people in our lives with whom we have to engage. As usual, setting healthy boundaries is a starting point to keep toxic and verbally abusive people at a safe distance. Where do you need to place some healthy boundaries in order to avoid unreasonable people?
"Turning your brain off for down time! Mimosa Monday." Season 3; Episode 123
Do you have a hard time turning off your thoughts when you have a day off or when you are trying to fall asleep? In this episode, we share our stories of our own problems with allowing ourselves time to relax without guilt or shame. We are both still learning to let go of the "shoulds" when we have a day off or when we want to enjoy some time for ourselves. We recognize that we are both more productive when we give ourselves a break from all the things on our to-do list. We give some tips that have worked for us. What can you do to turn off your brain and relax?
"One decision away from a totally different life." Season 3; Episode 122
In this episode we explore the quote, "You're always one decision away from a totally different Life" (YourTango) and how we have seen this in our own lives. Following our last podcast on "What ifs", we discuss that even following through with the tiniest decision can start the process of change in life even when it is uncomfortable or scary. We have to start somewhere. Where are you willing to start?
Do the "What ifs" in decision making get in the way? Rethink those "What ifs"! Season 3; Episode 121
In this episode, we talk about healthy decision making and what can get in the way of healthy decisions. We go through the process of making good decisions and we discuss how when we avoid making a decision, we are still making a decision even though it is a passive one. When we are unable to make a healthy decision, we can get "stuck" which can lead to anxiety and depression. We reference the self-help book, Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A guide to Reclaiming Yourself by Nedra Glover Tawwab which gives examples and questions to help guide you through the decision-making process with healthy boundaries. When a decision is being considered, we encourage our listeners to think "What is the worst thing that can happen if I make this decision?" and "Can I live with that?" We also explore turning the negative "what if" thinking into more positive "what if" thoughts to change the negative mindset. Listen and grow in healthy decision making!
"Redefining your vision as you grow and change." Season 3; Episode 120
In this episode, we look at how we have had to redefine our own vision of ourselves as our lives have changed and as we have met some of the goals that were a part of past visions. We admit that there are times when we are focused on a vision that keeps us going and helps us in the moment, but which can change as our own lives and roles change. It can be confusing and even give us a sense of a loss of identity until we reevaluate our vision to fit the next chapter in our lives. We need to recognize our growth and readjust the vision. What is the vision you see for yourself and where do you need to adjust your vision?
"Do you have healthy and realistic expectations?" Season 2; Episode 119
What is a heathy goal for yourself for the new year? Season 2; Episode 118
"With a new challenge, do you feel excitement or fear?" Our guest Hannah Brian embraces life with a gusto. Season 2; Episode 117
In this episode, we interview the amazing, Hannah Brian, who is a 1st Lt. in the Air Force. She is a 25-year-old dynamo who is in charge of over 450 personnel on an Air Force Base in Destin Florida, overseeing the mechanics and maintenance for F35 fighter jets. She has her degree in Aerospace engineering after participating in ROTC. She has never let fear hold her back and actually said she doesn't really feel fear, she feels excitement when facing something new or challenging. She heard the quote, "A ship is safe in the harbor, but that is not what a ship is made for" and has lived by this motto for her entire life. She embraces new situations and loves to try new things in new cities. Listen and grow with our "take charge" guest!
Finding "Joy" during the Holidays even during difficult times! Season 2; Episode 116
In this episode, we explore how to find ways to enjoy the Holidays even when we are struggling with less than joyful things from difficult emotions to difficult family members. We go through a plan for peace for the holidays including taking time for yourself, recognizing your priorities and understanding triggers for your emotions while allowing yourself to "feel your feels". We look at the importance of laughter and having a support person in your life. We all need a refresher course on how to navigate the holidays while having the insight that the holidays will be over before you know it. Enjoy the moment and find ways to embrace the moment!
"Give 110% even if you don't have 110% to give" and other inspiring thoughts by our guest Marcie Horbus! Season 2; Episode 115
Listen to hear how our guest Marcie, one of the partners of The District Boutique in Green, has overcome difficult obstacles in her life. She shares how she didn't let fear hold her back in the leap to start a boutique business 7 years ago with her partner, Jen Geh, even without a background in business or fashion. She and Jen have a strong friendship build on respect and communication which has helped them create their own support network in which to bounce ideas, support each other and build each other up while also understanding each other's talents and their own limitations. This is an important piece to their successful business which helps them to continue to grow and evolve with what is going on in the moment with their business. She also shares the importance of having fun and giving whatever passion you may have, your 110%. Be inspired with Marcie's story and success!
"Reflections of a tough but blessed second year for us at Cheeky Vibe Peaceful Life." Season 2; Episode 114
On this week's episode, we reflect upon the past year as we finish up our second year as co-hosts for our podcast Cheeky Vibe Peaceful Life. We recognize that even in the toughest year, we can find blessings and joy. We share some of the obstacles we each have overcome and we share how these difficult situations have led to growth and positive change in ourselves.
"Stop the negative self talk cycle!” Season 2; Episode 113
"Gratitude: The foundation for a healthier life!" Season 2; Episode 112
In this episode, we explore how having gratitude in our lives can enhance our well-being and improve our psychological, relational, emotional and physical health. We discuss research which shows that gratitude has the power to heal, energize and change our lives in amazing ways. Some people have a difficult time finding things for which to be grateful. "Gratitude Deficit Disorder", a term coined by Dr. Richard Emmons from the University of California, defines some of the reasons people have a hard time showing gratitude. Do you have "Gratitude Deficit Disorder"? Listen and learn how to move toward gratitude for a more peaceful life even during difficult times!
Breaking the "I'm sorry" cycle! Season 2; Episode 111
In this episode, we look at replacing the "I'm sorry" cycle with a more positive "thank you" statement. Instead of saying, "I am sorry I am late", it could be changed to, "Thank you for waiting for me". We talk about changing the way we view our conversations if we are always apologizing. We definitely need to own our behavior and apologize when it is ours to own but often we get into the habit of saying "I'm sorry" when we are just trying to smooth the waters and prevent a disagreement. Is this something you need to change? Listen and grow with us!
"Trying to be everything for everyone: An impossible task!" Season 2; Episode 110
In this episode, Lauren interviews her friend, Tami Castillo, who shares her story of overcoming a traumatic and tumultuous childhood. This trauma led her to try to control every aspect of her life in order to feel safe. However, this unhealthy drive for control and perfectionism led to instability and stress in her adult life. Tami shares how she "took on independence to an extreme" due to having to take care of so many people in her life from a very young age. She tells us how this led her to rigid and black and white thinking which was anxiety provoking and impossible to sustain. After marrying her husband, she grew and flourished with his generosity and patience. He gave her grace which helped her gain insight to give herself grace and helped her create new and healthier truths in her life. She also said that she was able to reconnect to her faith which helped her move forward in positive ways. Listen and learn how to let go of unhealthy expectations.❤️
Mimosa Monday: "Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable." Season 2; Episode 109
In this Mimosa Monday episode, we discuss how there are times in life you just have to "wing it" and be comfortable with being uncomfortable. We share how this has applied to us in the past and every day. There are times we don't feel ready doing the new or uncomfortable things but we have to push through these to gain confidence once we do it. Where do you need to get push through and get comfortable with the uncomfortable?
How can you "Reset and Refresh" when you are feeling overwhelmed? Season 2; Episode 108
When you are feeling overwhelmed and anxious, it may be helpful to just take some deep breaths and ask yourself, "What do I need in this moment to feel relaxed?" It could be a walk outside to relax or some coffee with a friend. Some times, we may just need to take a break from our phones. There are times that we need to just detach and disconnect from social media or other things that take us away from being in the moment. We both have been guilty of "over consuming" social media or even just time on our phones. If we take a break and put our phones down for an hour, a day or a weekend, we can be more fully in the moment and more open to enjoying time with family and friends which are ways to fill your cup. There are even apps that limit your time on your phone apps and kick you off the app when time runs out. What are you willing to do to be able to reset and refresh your days?
Rewrite your "Story" by turning your perceived failures into opportunities for growth. Season 2; Episode 107
How do you perceive failure? We share how some of the perceived failures that we have expereinced, have led to the most growth in our lives. Failure can be a catalyst to change which helps us rewrite our "story". We don't have to get stuck in the failure which can become our story filled with regret, shame or fear. We all fail at times but those failures don't make us bad people. When we take a look at the hard things we go through as an opportunity to make better choices and look at the situation as a way to evolve, we can change our story. Failure is not permanent and we have the choice to learn and grow from every experience. How do you want your own story to evolve?
"Don't let resentment kill your relationship!" Season 2; Episode 106
In this episode, we explore how resentment can get in the way of healthy relationships, whether with your significant other, family or friends. We recognize that resentment will come up at some point in most relationships because of miscommunication or misinterpretation. We both have had our share of resentment with loved ones and resentment continues to come up at times, even in the most healthy relationships. It is really how you handle the negative feeling. We share some positive ways to cope with resentment which include assertive communication by using "I" statments, having healthy boundaries, and using empathy to understand how each person feels about what transpired, without being defensive. Improving your communication, your ability to compromise and using empathy will help reduce the negative effects of resentment. Don't let resentment kill your relationship!
Mimosa Monday: "How to keep the fire in your healthy relationship🔥❤️!”Season 2; Episode 105
“Moving from toxic to healthy: The healing process!” Season 2; Episode 104
"Is this really abuse?" Defining forms of abuse that occur in relationships. Season 2; Episode 103
Some times, people are surprised to learn what is actually considered abusive behavior. In this episode, we explore some types of abuse including the obvious ones like physical and verbal abuse to less overt forms of abuse including finacial and emotional abuse. Abuse of any kind in not acceptable in any relationship. We need to learn to find our voice to encourage respectful and kind relationships every day and in every relationship. Listen and grow in to healthier relationships.
"A beautiful storyteller, Lindsay Buckingham from WKYC News, shares her own inspiring personal story!" Season 2; Episode 102
What are you celebrating in your Life? Mimosa Monday Season 2; Episode 101
Happy Mimosa Monday!! What are you celebrating today? We share some milestones that we are celebrating both personally and as co-hosts of Cheeky Vibe. It's easy to celebrate when things are going well and we accomplish big or even small things. However, the trick is trying to find something to celebrate every day even when things are tough. When we focus on our blessings and find gratitude, our mindset changes and our mood improves. Where are your blessings and how do you turn those into celebrations every day?
What is the difference between a "Trauma Bond" and a "Healthy and Loving" relationship? Season 2; Episode 101
Are you in a healthy relationship? In this episode, we explore the difference between an unhealthy trauma bond relationship which is filled with abuse, volatility and pain and a healthy loving relationship which is filled with mutual respect, stability and trust. Those small things that fill you with anxiety or fear in the beginning of a relationship need to be acknowledged and addressed because they can become huge problems or even abuse if we ignore them. Some relationships are so unhealthy and filled with trauma that we need to walk (no, RUN) away even when it is difficult to leave. Although we both have expereinced abusive and disrespectful relationships in our past, we share how putting the work in on ourselves to build self esteem and confidence has led both of us to healthy and loving relationships. Listen to gain insight about what a healthy relationship can be for you.
"Taking one more step even when you think you can't!" Season 2; Episode 100
“Self care is not always what you think it is.” Season 2; Episode 99
Some people think self care is only about relaxing, watching Netflix or getting a pedicure. Those things can be self care but sometimes self care is taking time to do the really hard things like putting yourself on a budget, exercising or saying no to unhealthy habits. We explore how to have self care as a part of our daily lives instead of using self care as an escape from our lives. Having this attitude helps us to see self care as a part of the routine every day which will reduce our stress and help us have healthier existence.
"Appreciate Life Every Single Day" Season 2; Episode 98
We explore how to look at life with appreciation especially after the tough year that we had. Being compassionate and kind to the people we love is important to remember because tomorrow is not promised. Find ways every day to show those in your life how much they mean to you.
Mimosa Monday: Enthusiasm for the upcoming play: "Love, Loss and What I Wore." Season 2; Episode 97
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The healthy practice of saying “No”. Season 1, Episode 34
What do you need to pay attention to in your life? Season 2; Episode 95
"Defense Mechanisms: We all use them. Which ones do you use?" Season 2; Episode 94
In this episode, we explore defense mechanisms and how we all use these to cope with stress and trauma in our lives. Some defense mechanism are harmful to us and our relationships while others are more mature and helpful. We look at defense mechanisms that we use and look at how we have grown in coping with stress. We also acknowledge that we still have areas of opportunity for growth. What defense mechanisms do you use and where can you gain insight and grow?
"Mimosa Monday: Conquering the negative pieces of ourselves!" Season 2; Episode 93
In this Mimosa Monday episode, we explore how to conquer the negative "stuff" from our past and integrate all the parts of ourselves as we continue to grow in to the best version of ourselves. At times, we have to explore the things we may have "had" to do to in a certain point in our lives in order to keep moving forward. We need to understand that every thing we go through in our life helps us to grow if we let it. All of those pieces of us (good, bad and in between) make up who we are as a whole as we learn from each experience. What do you need to conquer about yourself? Come grow with us!
Step out of your comfort zone and live life! Season 2: Episode 92
"The story of Sophie Capo: A family turning tragedy into helping others with CHD while honoring their sweet Sophie." Season 2; Episode 91
"Nothing is ever wasted in life and we can learn from everything": An Interview with Judge Elizabeth Thomakos : Season 2; Episode 90
Elizabeth Thomakos shares her life story which has many twists and turns. One of the most important lessons she shares is "being open to listening to others who have more experience and more wisdom than ourselves". She began her college career in musical theater until one professor encouraged to to go in to journalism. Elizabeth's father was an attorney and she had never wanted to follow his career path. However, she ended up attending law school to "be a better journalist". She again found herself changing direction when her father gave her his law practice at a young age, right after she passed the bar exam. Down the road, someone suggested she run for judge and she won the position, again at a young age. Even with all of these amazing opportunities, Elizabeth has had many difficult things happen in her life. She has always focused on "what is going right" which has helped her navigate the difficult times. Listen and be inspired by this determined and positive woman!
Mimosa Monday: Hold on to who is important in your life and make each moment count! Season 2: Episode 89
Let's talk about some female health issues that are often ignored! An interview with Susan Facemire, a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist Season 2; Episode 88
In this episode we interview Susan Facemire who is a Pelvic Floor Physical therapist dealing with female health issues in the areas of "peeing, pooping and sex" which are issues often dismissed or ignored by women and their doctors. She shares how closely tied these issues are to mental health. She often helps women learn to calm down by using breathing and other relaxation techniques to decrease their pelvic floor medical issues including inconsonance, vulvodynia, vaginismus, and prolapsed pelvic organs and many others. She helps us to understand that we don't have to "just accept" when our bodies have issues in the pelvic floor area. Listen and learn that there are options out there which can reduce your symptoms. You just need to know where to go and who to ask.
"Practical Healing": Sarah Cawley's journey from working in the ER to a Functional Medicine Practice! Season 2; Episode 87
“Calling All Angels”: Women's Board of Aultman Hospital Virtual Fundraising Event. Season 2; Episode 86
In this episode, we interview Lindsey Zimmerman and Jodi Luntz, who are close friends and co-chairs for the upcoming fundraising event, "Calling All Angels", for Aultman Hospital. This year, in lieu of the in-person Angel Auction Gala, the Women's Board of Aultman Hospital will host a week long virtual celebration from May 10-14, to honor our local healthcare workers, acknowledge the generous community of donors and raise funds to support patient initiatives at Aultman Hospital. Lindsey and Jodi are fun, upbeat and their passion to serve is contagious. They share their story of how they met, became friends and then grew together with a heart for community service and outreach, being involved in many projects that support our community. We had a blast with these two energetic and driven women. We are thankful to Aultman Hospital for many reasons and this is our opportunity to "Pay It Forward". Check out the link and consider donating to this wonderful cause.
"The Desire Factor": A new book by author Christy Whitman. Season 2; Episode 85
In this episode, we interview author, Christy Whitman, who has written 7 books about helping us become the best versions of ourselves. Her latest book, The Desire Factor, focuses on the success principles that she has written about and taught for over 40 years. She looks to bust myths about desires we have in our minds. She supports the idea that a "desire is the birthplace for creativity" and not to let fear hold us back from acting on our desires whether it is to start a business, start a new job or starting a family. She sees that a desire opens up possibilities. She encourages each one of us to only look for positive possibilities to make our desires come to fruition. Christy encourages everyone to focus on what words are being used and look to shift to only using positive words. She looks for a positive aspect in any situation even if the situation is not positive. This can lead to having a good day every day. Listen and learn how to act on your desires in a positive way.
April’s Mimosa Monday🌸 Season 2: Episode 84
"Feeling Uncomfortable Can Lead To Growth In Self Awareness!" Season 2; Episode 83
In this episode, we explore the fact that many of us think we are "self aware" but most of us are not. If we don't take the time for introspection, we can't know ourselves. It can be difficult to be open to understanding ourselves because it may be uncomfortable or even painful to really learn about ourselves and acknowledge our responsibility for our issues. We encourage our listeners to change the questions they ask themselves from, "Why?" to the growth questions of "What?" about some of the negative things that are happening in our lives. Once we learn to listen and communicate with ourselves, we can gain insight and then communicate better with others. Listen and grow in self awareness.
"Avoid Game Playing By Improving Your Communication Skills!" Season 2; Episode 82
In this episode, we explore how to improve the way we communicate to all the important people in our lives by using open-ended questions and "I feel" statements. Anything and everything can and should be open to discussion. However, we have to consider the delivery of the message by using empathy and always thinking, "How would in feel to hear what I am about to say?" to avoid being hurtful. We show how important it is to build your relationships by being genuine, honest and kind. We explore the negative consequences of pushing down or avoiding our feelings. We share how to build relationships instead of "making a mess of them". Listen and gain some insight in to how to better communicate.
"Where Is Your Locus of Control?" Season 1; Episode 81
In this episode we look at the perception of control in our lives and how this relates to the way we see the world. We explore two ways to view our world; an Internal Locus of Control versus an External Locus of Control. The way we perceive events that happen to us can be applied to the way we cope to challenges in our lives. When a person feels that they have some control over what happens in their life this shows an Internal Locus of Control. With an internal locus of control, the person can feel a sense of self determination and self efficacy. On the other hand, if a person believes that they have no control over their lives and blames external variables, this shows an External Locus of Control. Someone with an external locus of control feels that things "happen to them". This kind of world view can lead to feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. How do you view your world?
Mimosa Monday: Embrace Laughter! Season 2; Episode 80
In this episode, we announce the winner of our Clean Eatz-Grab and Go giveaway. We discuss how "paying it forward" can bring joy to others and to ourselves. There are many people out there being kind and doing their part to make the world a better place. We encourage our listeners to notice and give credit to those who are kind, while trying to share love with others. We also explore how, as adults, we often loose our ability to laugh and embrace the child inside of us. Children laugh about 400 times a day while on a good day, adults laugh only about 15 times a day. We discuss how to have fun and live life with humor even during difficult times. The laughter helps the difficult times feel less difficult. We can choose to find joy and laugh, even if it is laughing at ourselves. Come and have some fun with us, remembering what it is like to just be free to laugh.
"Simplify Me by AT: Amy Traugh's business of helping to organize our lives!" Season 2; Episode 79
In this episode, we interview Amy Traugh, another Cheeky Girl Boss, who owns Simplify Me by AT! According to Amy, "If we don't declutter our lives, it becomes just a matter of Stuff-Shifting". We have all moved clutter from one area to another at some point in order to "organize or clean" which can lead to frustration and anxiety. After a year of so many things feeling out of control in our world, Amy helps us to gain a sense of control over parts of our lives in which we actually have control. She can come in to your home and help you organize areas, rooms, closets, drawers or any other "out of control" area. Amy will put you on the path to decluttering and organizing your home which helps to decrease anxiety while increasing joy in life. If decreasing anxiety and finding joy sounds appealing to you, join us and listen as Amy share's how this is possible.
Helpful tips for parents during this pandemic: An interview with elementary school counselor, Courtney Dunlap Season 2; Episode 78
In this episode, we interview our upbeat and high energy guest, Courtney Dunlap who is an elementary school counselor in Canton City Schools. She gives excellent tips from how to cope with teaching our kids from home to how to give positive reinforcement to our kids to continue growth in their lives. Courtney's attitude is contagious and she is a joy to talk to. Listen and let Courtney brighten your day and help with understanding ways to connect with kids.
"Happily Ever After Divorce!" Kelly shares her story of finding a true and passionate love the second time around. Season 2; Episode 77
Mimosa Monday's Dating Q & A: "Men and Women...What are they REALLY thinking?" With guests, Rae-Lin and Mike. Season 2; Episode 75
Have some fun with us in this Mimosa Monday episode! We invited two guests, one male and one female, to share their perspectives on the dating game and how to move through the dating process. Both Rae-Lin and Mike share their dating experiences and discuss every topic from burning questions for the opposite sex to the best and worst dates they have had. What becomes apparent is that we are all looking for the same things: good communication, genuineness, integrity and being in a good heathy head space. Guess what? Everyone feels that communication is the most important thing that makes a dating relationship work. Ionically, communication is what makes every relationship sink or swim. Whether you are single or married, listen and learn while having fun with our brave and honest guests.
Girl Talk: "Have you emptied your lint basket?" Season 2; Episode 74
In this episode, we explore one of Mel Robbins analogies which compares the lint in a dryer filter to how we collect our own "emotional lint" in our minds from self doubt and anxiety to depression and negativity from others. We share how that emotional lint can interfere with our effectiveness and efficiency at coping with our world. We talk about how to clean out our lint filters in healthy ways in order to face the next day where there will always be new lint collecting. Life keeps coming but it helps to clean out the lint and find some moments of joy each day.
"Partners in life and partners in business: We can overcome anything together!" Jamie and Jackie's story of building their partnership and their business, Clean Eatz: Season 2; Episode 73
In this episode, we interview Cheeky Girl Bosses, Jamie Piero and Jackie Rothman. They are partners who own their business, Clean Eatz together, one in Perry Township and one in Cuyahoga Falls with another one coming in the near future. Clean Eatz offers a healthier choice of pre-portioned and pre-cooked delicious meals with carry out or dine in options. Jamie worked in the corporate realm while Jackie owned several gyms which is where they met when they worked out together. They put their heads together and came up with a plan to leave their full time careers and take a "leap of faith" with Clean Eatz. They had support of family and friends who encouraged them to move forward even though they had other "nay sayers" who told them they were crazy to start this business in Canton Ohio. They share their journey of beginning the business as "newbies" to navigating changes in business with Covid to training others due to their success. Jamie and Jackie also share the dynamics of living together as partners and working together as partners. These two have a wealth of information to impart and are willing to give back to other business owners by sharing this information in their Franchise Advisory Board with training tips and business advice. Listen and learn from these women who are successful and cheeky business owners!!!
Girl Talk Season 2; Episode 72
In this episode we explore the journey we are on and we discuss how we get to choose the ending to our stories using the quote, "Our job is not to deny the story, but to defy the ending - to rise strong, recognize our story, and rumble with the truth until we get to a place where we can think, yes, this is what happened. And I will choose how the story ends." What ending will you choose to your story?
How do you speak "Love"? Season 2; Episode 71
In this episode we explore the 5 Love Languages (based on the book by Gary Chapman) and how understanding the different love languages can be a tool to increase communication, compromise and empathy in a healthy relationship. As the month of love continues, we discuss the 5 love languages which are Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Acts of Service, Gifts and Physical Intimacy and how these languages play a part in the way we give and receive love. Gain some insight in order to grow your relationship into an even healthier and more positive place. What is your Love Language?
Girl Talk - Season 2; Episode 70
In this episode, we discuss how intrusive thoughts can lead to anxiety and get in the way of our peaceful life. We explore the statements, "If only thoughts had an off switch", and "Thoughts are not facts". We address these and find ways to cope with intrusive thoughts. We share some of the current issues going on and how we plan to work on resolving them. Come share some girl time with us.
First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage...Then What?? Season 2; Episode 69
In this episode, during the month of love, we explore relationships and how to stay in love. We look at common mistakes as relationships evolve and give some insight as to how to cultivate a healthy and romantic relationship whether your relationship is new or very established. We encoruage our listeners to continue to date for their entire relationship, being intentional about staying "all in" and in love. Listen to find ways to hold on to the romance!
Girl Talk: Season 2; Episode 68
On today's episode of Girl Talk, we check in and share what is going on this week in our lives. Just like our listeners, we have ups and downs and continue to learn, grow and evolve every day. Listen and share in some weekly girl talk with us as we navigate the rollar coaster of life.
"What can I do to help?" Alivia Hershberger's story of building her non profit "Simply Give". Season 2; Episode 67
In this episode, Alivia shares the story of how she came up with the idea of her non profit organization. After her kids were born she had "an itch" to go do something". She explains how her husband supported her and encouraged her to start Simply Give as a way to serve the community and connect with other women. She started a Simply Give Facebook page and inspired people to do random acts of kindness. She loves to have a positive impact on others and finds joy when others follow her lead. Simply Give has two main outreach events: Mardi Bra in February and their Cancer Outreach in September. Come and join in this positive way of viewing the world and "make generosity a lifestyle"
Girl Talk: Season 2; Episode 66
Mimosa Monday with Nikolina DJDiva from Q92 Season 2: Episode 65
On this episode, our guest Nikolina from Q92 answers our listener's questions. She thoughtfully voices her biggest passions in life with a genuine openness. In addition to loving her job as a DJ, her passions include "helping others, loving others and being a voice to the voiceless". She shares some unknown personal facts about herself such as her family heritage and a few family traditions. She also discusses her favorite celebrity guest she interviewed as a DJ and states, "The most fun artists are the ones that haven't peaked yet." Nikolina is witty, charming and so entertaining. Listen and have some fun with us!
Girl Talk: Season 2; Episode 64
Sharing her childhood abuse and trauma for the first time: Bree’s story of overcoming. Season 2: Episode 63
In this episode, Bree Burick allows herself to be vulnerable and shares for the first time, her story of overcoming severe emotional and verbal abuse at the hands of her father. She has never voiced any of this out loud to anyone outside of her immediate family. She admits to feeling anxious but knows that she needs to let go of what she has been pushing down. Bree is open and honest about the violence she experienced and witnessed in her family. She explains how the trauma of her childhood has created tumultuous relationships in her life and has affected the way she relates to others. Listen to learn how far she has come in this journey and how she plans to continue to grow and move beyond the pain of her childhood. She admits that she shared these hard truths to help herself to begin the healing process and to help others who may have experienced some kind of trauma that is still hurting them. We thank Bree for her bravery in sharing her story.
Girl Talk: Season 2; Episode 62
"Yoga is a practice that changed my life!" Caroline Gronowski shares the birth of her business Yoga Bliss: Season 2; Episode 61
In this episode, Caroline Gronowski tells us how she started her Yoga Bliss business in the basement of her home after finding a love for yoga. This group of women, passionate about the benefits of yoga, grew as they continued to meet together in her basement until a friend encouraged her to open her own yoga studio in Fairlawn 10 years ago. Three years ago she expanded her business to a second Yoga Bliss location in Green. Caroline feels that yoga has improved her life and acknowledges that yoga "makes me happy". She feels strongly that yoga is a gift and her studios allow people to invest in themselves. Yoga has taught Caroline that she can do anything she puts her mind to and she gained the insight that she is much stronger than she ever imagined. She feels that she has an obligation to shine and share what she loves. Listen and learn how yoga changed her life and think about changing your own life with the peace and calmness of yoga.
New Year, New Growth Opportunities: Season 2; episode 60
December’s Mimosa Monday: Season 1; Episode 59
"Give yourself and others grace from unhealthy expectations!" Season 1; Episode 58
In this episode, we explore how the expectations we put on ourselves and on others are not always healthy and can actually cause us pain and frustration. We encourage the idea of giving ourselves grace and not expecting perfection in ourselves. Also, we explore how the expectations we put on others can interfere with our own peace and happiness if those expectations are not met. Learning to assertively share our feelings in the moment and then letting it go lets us be free from hurt others can cause us. Listen and learn to give grace.
"Do What You Love!" Jennifer Doerschuk Geh shares the path to starting The District Boutique with her partner Marcy Horbus in Green. Sea 1; E 57.
"Kindness from so many people during our battle with Covid 19". Michele's own story of her family's fight to overcome this disease. Season 1: Episode 56
"Mandy shares the importance of facing adversity head on to grow in all areas of her life even during a Pandemic". Season 1; Episode 55
In this interview we bring back one of our beautiful and most listened to guests to share what has been new in her life since the last interview. She shared how Covid has impacted her life as a teacher, a mother and a business woman. She has learned that she can only control some things in her life but sees that most things are out of her control. She admits that she likes control and this has been a test for her to learn to roll with what life sends her way. She looks to the future to makes plans for when things return to "normal" which helps her get through the day to day struggles. She is honest and open about her own struggles with anxiety and fear of the unknown. Let her inspire you to grow and evolve even in the most stressful of situations.
"I am not the Boss, I am one of the Team!" Laura Sirpilla Bosworth's insight into her retail business "Laura of Pembroke": Season 1; Episode 54
In this episode, Laura shares the journey into owning her own business, "Laura of Pembroke". She acknowledged that her parents were a huge factor in the success of their businesses. They set the example for their children and taught them to go after their dreams with lots of hard work and a passion to find their own way in life. Laura's parents started the business with her 33 years ago and her brother and sister-in-law joined them in business 25 years ago and became partners. Laura promotes a compassionate and inclusive work environment for her Team and her clients. She sees herself as a part of the team and feels that she could not run this business without the support of the wonderful people who work "with" her. She appreciates that her daughter began working for the team eight years ago and loves the connection and the day to day working with family who are all equal partners in the businesses. Her father set the example when he came to the US with little to start his own business with his brother and grew several businesses into strong and successful ventures. Just like our previous Cheeky Girl Bosses, Laura has learned to think outside of the box with the help of all of her partners, and they have continued to grow their businesses even during the Covid 19 pandemic. Everyone could learn something from this cohesive and loving family about being supportive and understanding how positive relationships drive and grow a business. Listen and be inspired!
"I chased the winemaker into the bathroom to meet him!" Lauren Carpeta's 750ml Wine Boutique Story🍷
“Tell me I can't and I will!” How DeLores Pressley built her businesses!💕 Season 1; Episode 52
“ Perseverance was my only option” 🌸Cindy Zurbrugg from N..C. Therapy Works:. Season 1; Episode 51
Mimosa Monday for October🥂🌸 Season 1: Episode 50
“I want to climb a mountain when I’m done”: Leanne Lehn’s journey. Season 1: Episode 49
"Breast Cancer didn't beat me!" Michele Tilstra's journey to health after a breast cancer diagnosis. Season 1; Episode 48
In this episode, Michele Tilstra shares her journey from the terrifying diagnosis of breast cancer to her difficult decision to have a double mastectomy through the long recovery process. In her journey to health, she discusses how she advocated for herself and even used humor to move through the process. She shares that she learned many things about herself and sees that she is stronger than she knew. Having made it through this road to health, she feels that nothing can hold her back. She now does not let fear get in the way of moving forward in all areas of her life. She is an inspiration to all of us.
"Be Proactive In Your Own Health". An interview with Richele Thompson, Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Midwife. Season 1; Episode 47
September’s Mimosa Monday🍾🥂🌸. Season 1; Episode 46
How do we get to the next best version of ourselves? Season 1: Episode 45
Acknowledging our feelings of grief during this pandemic. Season 1: Episode 44
Stop the Self Sabotaging thoughts now! Season 1: Episode 43
“Blessings from Vulnerabilities”🌸 Season 1: episode 42
August Mimosa Monday Season 1: episode 41
Uncensored: Linzy Ross bares her deepest truths. Season 1: Episode 40
"Give, Serve, Love": Zlatka and Christopher's message of finding and knowing your true self through LOVE. Season 1: Episode 39
Raina O'Dell's story: Overcoming intense and cumulative personal tragedies while experiencing extreme professional success. Season 1; Episode 38
On this episode, Raina O'Dell, a very successful and well known Beachbody Coach, shares her story of overcoming many trials and tribulations in her life. She is a beautiful person who is open and honest about her difficult childhood, being married with two children at the age of 20 to a drug addicted husband, going through a divorce and then being diagnosed with severe Ulcerative Colitis resulting in a permanent ileostomy bag. She shares her story of growth and learning to become a person with much healthier boundaries for family, work and friends. She chooses to inspire others and doesn't hide from her truths. She gives us insight as to how she has gotten through these difficult times with her own quirky spin on life. We loved having this extraordinary woman on our show to share her story.