055: Let go of that desire for control, Sarah Buino, Addiction Counselor, Head/Heart Therapy

“Our baseline isn’t happiness, our baseline is contentment.. We have to actively seek happiness.” ~Sarah Buino Connection is the only way through all of this… What if we could stop talking to ourselves like an a*@hole? What if we could give up shame completely? What if happiness was only a perspective shift away? In this episode, I’m talking with licensed clinical Read more & listen →

051: Take a risk, solve a problem, learn something new, Nikki Ricks, FemiNest

“Failure is okay, and you learn so much from failure… you would never know that unless you actually took the risk.” ~Nikki Ricks You don’t have to do this alone… Nikki and I discovered each other at a creative women’s mentoring brunch, but we didn’t actually meet… until she reached out to me after the fact and NOW we are Read more & listen →

044: Break patterns & shift the narrative, Elsie Escobar

“It was, for me, a self-help tool. It was a way in which I experienced a very deep transformation in who I was as a woman — as a person.” ~Elsie Escobar, on podcasting How do we, as content creators, begin to break the patterns and shift the narrative? It might not be what you think… Elsie Escobar is one Read more & listen →

041: Build the community you wish you had, Bree Noble

“You can’t expect to get paid at first because you haven’t honed your craft on stage… you need to learn what is going to give you confidence on stage, how to communicate with the audience, how to make your stage show interesting… and once you’ve accomplished that, then you will feel super confident and you’ll feel like, yeah, maybe I Read more & listen →

032: Engage your curiosity, Jennifer Gardner of RoamHowl

I really enjoy… confronting the fear… going through it, because I find that’s where life is.  It’s confronting what you’re most terrified of and working through it and getting to the other side of that. So I’m confronting my fear all the time. ~Jennifer Gardner The thrill of the “doing”… I met Jennifer Gardner because she took a risk. Already Read more & listen →

030: Invoke the spark of transformation, Sara Zalek of Butoh Chicago

“Whenever there’s a dare in my life, I say, “Oh yeah? You’re going to dare me? Then I’m going to show you that I can do it!” ~Sara Zalek, on creating the first Post-Butoh Festival in Chicago (after being told it could never work) We are in a moment… I discovered Sara Zalek’s work through my Edwin Ruiz (my audio engineer Read more & listen →

027: Mindfulness & Impostor Syndrome

“…and yet I don’t think the Past and Future are inherently evil dimensions to avoid visiting altogether.” ~Andrea Klunder Be present. And mine the past and future for learning and possibility. In this episode, you’ll learn about: Anxiety when your mind spirals into the past or future – real life example from foray into teaching Digital Journalism to high school students Read more & listen →

026: Craft your story, Isabelle Rizo

“Enroll people into the story, engage them into the story so that they feel like they’re a part of something greater than themselves.” ~Isabelle Rizo When you get clear on your story, you can know it internally, have it manifest externally, and align it with your online presence. I met Isabelle in July of 2016 and signed up to work with Read more & listen →