The Naked Podcaster

The Naked Podcaster

www.momof18.com/podcast
How do I have 18 kids but I’m naked for the world to see? In 2015 three kids came forward that their dad was physically abusive and I got full custody. In 2016 I wrote my book about my struggle growing up. I wanted to be an example to my kids and for them to know they weren’t alone in their struggle, even if the “issue” is different. I also wanted them to be unafraid of sharing their story, getting help and building a support team. In 2017 the podcast was launched and my goal was to share OTHER people’s stories and what helped. It’s unconventional, gritty, explicit, raw, edgy and vulnerable!


Stripping With My Daughters, Kezia & Alana Talk About Their Suicide Attempts
Sep 29 • 96 min
Crisis Resources: https://www.nami.org/get-involved/awareness-events/suicide-prevention-awareness-month If you are in crisis or are experiencing difficult or suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273 TALK (8255) If you’re…
Caregiver Dave with Dave Nassany
Sep 22 • 56 min
Hi, My name is Dave Nassaney and I help caregivers to not just survive, but to THRIVE. As a caregiver for more than 23-years, I understand the pain and frustration of caregiving. I teach caregivers who are taking care of their loved ones (due to an…
The Naked Podcaster with Mara Marchesi Coaching
Sep 15 • 60 min
In this coaching episode, Mara discusses her 1-month package, who you are, what you want, color therapy, card reading, clarity session. She told me there is a story of myself in the past I carry into the future, why I feel what others say, survival,…
Depression, HIV, and Opioids with Matt Zinman
Sep 8 • 60 min
Today I talked with Matt Zinman who I absolutely adore! Here are a few highlights: STRUGGLES - depression since teen - Mom contracted HIV from tainted transfusion - Single dad - brother checked out (opioids) TRIUMPHS - Started marketing co in ‘02 -…
Stripping with my Daughters - Olivia - Moving, Divorce, A Shaved Head and Hating Baseball
Aug 25 • 95 min
Today I have my daughter Olivia on discussing what it was like to be 8 years old and experience moving to a new place, from Alaska to Reno, NV. She thought it was awful - the desert, it smelled weird. Then 9 months later her dad and I divorced, she had to…
Love is a verb with Joan Bragar - Compounding Joy
Aug 18 • 21 min
Today we discuss relationships! Let things go, choose each other, joy comes from love and relationships, endearing qualities that could make me mad (or be annoying), meditation of gratitude, connection, learn to ask nicely for what you want, check your…
Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Suicide Attempt and Gender Dysphoria with Jae LaVelle
Aug 14 • 45 min
I don’t consider my life a triumph, more like survival. And it has been. Jae and I discussed his books, two podcasts, and supporting each other. We also took a deep dive into wondering what was wrong in his head, how he wrote off and on from Jr High,…
From post WWII mindset to gratitude and coaching with Mara Marchesi
Aug 11 • 58 min
One of my main issues growing up was when I had to change my job. My parents could never understand why, despite telling them it was a better position, more money, a better company. Their take was, you get a job and you keep it for as long as you can and…
Emily Davis Clarity Session, Channeling the Meta-Physical, Limiting Beliefs, and Healing
Aug 4 • 71 min
This was an amazing Clarity Session with Emily! She explained some things to me and went over her intuitive guide artwork, reading, clarity sessions, channeling the meta-physical, past lives among other things. Emily got me in touch with two of my…
Psychic Abilities Blocked to Helping Others Access Psychic Abilities with Emily Davis
Jul 28 • 73 min
I have known of my psychic abilities for as long as I can remember but by the time I had entered middle school I realized that they were ‘weird’ and began trying my absolute best to shut them off. Which resulted in mass amounts of fear and the overall…
Dr Foojan therapy session #2 - Sex!
Jul 24 • 81 min
In our second therapy session, Dr. Foojan and I discuss sex! We dive into loss and guilt, patience with life changes, the connection between orgasm and punishment, how I’m accepting of some changes but not of others, designing sexual rewards, and…
Core Thinking Blueprint Coaching with Eileen Bild
Jul 21 • 68 min
Eileen was fantastic! She encouraged me to NOT upsell (it makes me uncomfortable) but to have different programs that meet different needs, Have sponsors for scholarships using businesses I know, I need to learn how to best help people and what my end…
Dr Foojan therapy session #1 - I cry harder than I can remember
Jul 17 • 77 min
In session #1 together, we dig deep into money, career, blocks I have. Thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, resetting life and integrating the past. I regress to my 6-year-old self and where the baggage started. I can’t remember crying as hard as I did in…
From a Mom who worked full-time to full-time Indie best-selling author with 28 books - Ann Charles
Jul 14 • 57 min
At this time, I’m an “Indie” author only, no connection with any other publishers. However, I didn’t start that way. I initially struggled to land a big publisher, making it up through the levels at a Big 5 publisher back in 2010, but at the final…
Brain Cancer, Multiple Craniotomies, Chemotherapy, Endurance Sports, and Attitude -Danny Heinsohn
Jul 10 • 59 min
Hi, my name is Danny Heinsohn and my biggest setback became my greatest opportunity. Upon college graduation with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering, I was diagnosed with brain cancer. After 15 months of craniotomies, seizure complications,…
USAF Officer to financial advisor to spiritual awakening and healing - Stephanie Red Feather
Jul 7 • 54 min
Stephanie and I had a wild ride conversation about the baby she gave up for adoption and how she accidentally found her, her 2 books released November 2019 and how she didn’t have support so she makes sure her clients have what was missing for her. IN HER…
Conscious Relationships In A Pandemic World with Miguel Dean #3
Jul 5 • 55 min
Miguel Dean returns for a 3rd episode to collaboratively discuss the world’s current status and offer suggestions on how to navigate life in a pandemic. We discuss: Sacred Union Mentoring Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs What do you love doing? Simplify Follow…
Pain, sickness, trauma and cancer to helping others with Amy Lewis
Jul 3 • 59 min
I’m so grateful to know Amy in person. She is an amazing human being and I love to send people her way! IN HER WORDS: AS a child I had lots of pain and sickness and trauma. From birth trauma to being molested at 2 years old to lots of throat illness which…
Prom King & quarterback, 2 hip replacements and being a mental sports performance coach - Grant Parr
Jun 30 • 60 min
IN HIS WORDS: The reason why I became a mental sports performance coach was due to my career-ending sports (QB - football) injury to the left hip. For almost two decades, I battled identity issues, confidence issues, and depression. I had two hip…
Living her best life with Multiple Sclerosis - Suzette Sutton-Frazee
Jun 26 • 62 min
I feel blessed to know Suzette and more honored that she was brave enough to come forward and discuss her struggles. She is passionate about helping others, connecting with people and sharing her message of healing. IN HER WORDS: I was raped by a…
How Nutrition, Fitness and CBD Help Us Have A Calmer, Happier Life - Natalie Ihde #2
Jun 23 • 62 min
Natalie was with me for podcast interview #2 and so much has changed! I’m so thankful she is willing to discuss the difficult process of being in business for yourself and how that sometimes doesn’t work, doing what’s best for your family and leaning into…
Be The Nudge You Are Dying For with Steph St Laurent of FAYA
Jun 19 • 62 min
Steph and I discussed suicide attempts, and how the thought of suicide never goes away, FAYA, hopscotching landmines with his dad, being the best version of yourself and how he was the Nudge He Was Dying For IN HIS WORDS: Having attempted suicide in my…
Meditation, Singing, Healing the Pelvic Bowl, Asthma and Abuse with Sophia Wise One Coaching Episode
Jun 16 • 105 min
Holy. Crap. This is long and amazing. I kept the entire episode, however, if you want to just listen to the meditation, singing or just the podcast, the time is marked below. I’m in awe of this session and how much my life changed because of it.…
Felony drug charges, rehab, PTSD, recovery and being a dark fantasy Indie author - Kathrin Hutson
Jun 12 • 66 min
Kathrin and I discussed having divorced parents, starting to write at the age of 10, learning to forgive yourself, drug use, rehab, PTSD, punishing yourself by not writing for 4 years, suicide attempts, the recovery community, being court-ordered out of…
Horsewisdom reading with oracle cards and intuitive guidance - Coaching with Jess Campmans
Jun 9 • 81 min
This time around, We did some horsewisdom readings - both with the oracle cards and intuitively! It was amazing. I let Jess lead this completely and take us where her intuition led. She brought up that I learned that I wasn’t supposed to cry when I was…
I am Dying and so are You - The Interview Behind the Story - with Ash Sobhe
Jun 5 • 48 min
In 2003 Ash immigrated to the US from Iran where he lived during Sadaam bombing his city. He felt blessed to be in a first world country after a life in several countries where opportunity was limited. Ash learned that he could attend courses at UCLA and…
PMDD, ADD, Pelvic pain, Entrepreneur failure to success with Sophia Wise One
Jun 2 • 76 min
Sophia showed up naked and I KNEW it was going to be wonderful! It’s slightly longer, but SO worth it! I loved this interview and this human being. I know you will too. From Sophia: Which struggle do I pick? PMDD, ADD, Entrepreneur failure, Pelvic pain?…
A death sentence gave her the ability to dream. Now she’s a political consultant - Jennifer Baker
May 29 • 59 min
Jennifer came from low income and didn’t know how to dream. She was given a death sentence on the operating table at only 32, with her organs swollen. She gave herself a year to change from overworked and stressed to healthy. Two surgeries, learning how…
Marketing from door to door sales and bartending, divorce and childhood baggage - Katrina Sawa
May 26 • 57 min
When I’m introduced to someone (virtually) by two people on the same day, I listen and connect. I’m so thankful I did! Katrina and I discuss how she was a bartender, got a college degree and THEN did door to door sales for 9 months, how that relates to…
Born with 60% hearing loss, unloved, and self-healed from Fibromyalgia - with Eileen Bild
May 22 • 55 min
I contributed a piece of my story in the book, Chaos to Clarity: Sacred Stories of Transformational Change. My spiritual journey began after self-healing from Fibromyalgia. I had suffered for 7 years with no relief and hit rock bottom with debilitating…
Lisa Tahir Returns to talk Therapy and COVID-19, skills in Quarantine 2020 and how to Stay Positive
May 20 • 53 min
I loved having Lisa on the first time, so I was excited about round two. We got caught up on her business - the podcast, book, two locations she offers therapy in - and discussed the current COVID-19, Coronavirus Quarantine situation. Be clear on things…
Coaching on Parenting Conflicts with Belinda Zylberman of Paikea Mediation
May 19 • 51 min
Belinda has a fabulous coaching style that I really clicked with. We talked Content not context, my relationships with my parents and my fear of not being a great parent because of the choices I’ve made. It was exceptionally enlightening! When coming as a…
Brian Ross discusses Conscious Content Collective, #liftthestigma, PTSD, loss and staying positive
May 18 • 64 min
Consciouscontent.org https://twitter.com/CContentMedia https://www.facebook.com/consciouscontentllc/ https://instagram.com/brians_ I’m blessed to know Brian and to be a small part of one of his projects with Kimberly. We have a very candid conversation…
What it takes to find the strength to escape a sociopath - Stacy Brookman #2
May 15 • 50 min
She escaped marriage from a sociopath. She told her story in the last interview. In this one, she digs deeper into what it takes to have the strength to escape. To encourage others who feel beat down. She has resources and incredible resilience and I’m so…
Human Design and Financial Coaching with Alana Heim of Prosperity Alignment
May 12 • 70 min
I learned so much in the coaching session! Although this was about my situation, there is so much information to gain and you can see what an outstanding coach Alana is! I’m a Generator. I need to trust my gut, wait for breadcrumbs, make decisions based…
Finding a diet to manage weight and get through menopause and reduce pain - Kristi Tornabene
May 8 • 36 min
IN HER WORDS: From problem to solution; from idea to an action plan: I help you build new bridges towards your target goals and accelerate your progress, overcoming obstacles and leveraging your own resources. For a more fulfilling life. I outline in the…
Guided Meditation for The Naked Podcaster with Stephen Altair Shyam
May 5 • 36 min
Although this was a meditation for me specifically, it can be enjoyed by anyone. It was amazing and I’m so grateful to have it recorded to listen to at will. THE COURSE INCLUDES: 10 Live Group Training sessions via Zoom Raising Our Vibration digital book…
Isolated and bullied, growing up in the woods to best-selling author of 2 sci fi series- V.S. Holmes
May 1 • 62 min
IN HER WORDS: I’m a queer Scifi Fiction author. My first book was published in 2015. Since, my writing has weathered divorce, disability diagnosis, an awful political climate, and a parent’s death. And yet, my writing is stronger than ever! BIO: V. S.…
During COVID-19 and quarantine, Nikoleta Morales Interviews The Naked Podcaster!
Apr 29 • 59 min
Nikoleta Morales is back for round 2 as the interviewer! First of all, she attended the Oscars in 2020 just prior to quarantine with a made-for-her dress and more confidence! YAY!! Did meeting Tom Hanks make her sick? We’ll never know for sure. She also…
Parenting A Child Who Has Lost A Parent - Miguel Dean Sacred Masculine Healing Session
Apr 27 • 53 min
We begin with me laughing because genuinely I adore this man. Miguel asked me via email to think about a trigger or something I’m struggling with. It’s interesting how when this question is asked, my answer is unique. I had forgotten that in his original…
Julio & Kate from TacoBoutUsMariscals - Living with 4 kids and 3 animals in a 22’ trailer
Apr 24 • 51 min
I’ve been following Julio and Kate from TacoBoutUsMariscals as beacons of hope for my family who wants to live full-time in an RV. I was excited to find out how they did it, are still doing it, despite work changing during COVID-19 and Kate’s health. With…
Social Media Marketing Coaching with Travis Huff of Realtime Outsource
Apr 21 • 53 min
I may not understand how social media marketing works, but Travis certainly does! Listen to all the tips and tricks he shares - not just about my account but YOURS! I followed his advice and stopped using a scheduling tool. Yes, it’s a bit more effort but…
Therapist, Olivia Baylor Coaches Us Through COVID-19 Challenges
Apr 17 • 58 min
Olivia and I discuss the challenges with COVID-19 and quarantine. * How to date if you’re single * Slowing down and communicating * How to keep your relationships connected * The spike in depression with isolation * Anxiety on the rise * How through…
Pornography addict coaches The Naked Podcaster - Session 2 with Joshua Shea
Apr 14 • 65 min
It might seem strange that a porn addict is coaching The Naked Podcaster, however, when I read Josh’s book, “He’s A Porn Addict… Now What?” I realized that I have triggers from my past. I also realized 3 of my 4 serious relationships had porn as part of…
Mom died of breast Cancer, her diagnoses, divorce, dating and Get Your Rack Back- Connie Bramer
Apr 10 • 61 min
IN HER WORDS: I am a contributing author to Chaos to Clarity by Kat Kanavos and Patricia Cagganello. I also wrote my breast cancer memoir, How Connie Got Her Rack Back, my comical spin on the cancer journey. And since your show is rated explicit, I would…
Pornography addict coaches The Naked Podcaster - Session 1 with Joshua Shea
Apr 7 • 79 min
It might seem strange that a porn addict is coaching The Naked Podcaster, however, when I read Josh’s book, “He’s A Porn Addict… Now What?” I realized that I have triggers from my past. 3 of my 4 serious relationships had porn as part of the mix and I…
Immigration, cancer racism addiction mental illness, divorce, endometriosis, adenomyosis- Miranda Oh
Apr 3 • 63 min
I married the man of my dreams when I was just 20 years old. He was an immigrant from Africa, it took us 4 yrs. of long-distance relationship & tough & complicated immigration battle. We encountered racism, corruption, & the obvious difficulties of a…
Identity crisis, loss of his dad from cancer, drugs alcohol, suicide and his podcast - Lance Essihos
Mar 31 • 63 min
Lance and I discuss losing his identity when he couldn’t play hockey, steroid use, the last 5 hours he had with his dad, his brother’s suicide, living on Bondi Beach in Australia, being a bartender and the life of drugs and alcohol to making 2017 a year…
Commitment, Dedication, Resilience, Perseverance. From OCD diagnosis to Confident - Carolina Vee
Mar 27 • 67 min
Caroline came back for round 2 with me and it was even better! Her puppy plays in the background, and we talk about gaining grit for life, her 4-week coaching program, stop thinking and start doing, seeing people’s prejudice against her parents and…
My Soul Purpose through Numerology - Stephen Altair Shyam with help from his daughter
Mar 24 • 67 min
Altair and I discuss quite a lot, but some of my numerology takes center stage. We discuss the Goddess of Compassion, freedom of choice and Vedic Astrology. Renewal, the return of spiritual light, truth-finding from the darkness. I have strong moral…
Parents divorce obese financial ruin divorced to kicking ass in marketing and being Dad- Travis Huff
Mar 20 • 61 min
Travis is my first naked guest! From that spunk, I knew we’d have a great interview! We discussed his parent’s divorce, his brother with kidney disease, gaining weight, getting divorced, purchasing a home at the wrong time, and determining where you spend…
SEO, Googlebait, Lifestyle, Travel and a Coaching Session with Erica Duran
Mar 17 • 54 min
https://www.facebook.com/ericaduraninternational/ Erica was one of my launch podcast episodes on May 2, 2017. She was also the only coach I”ve hired in the last 5 years since launching my business. It’s been a couple of years since we’ve really caught up…
Naked Woman Interviews Recovering Porn Addict - Joshua Shea
Mar 13 • 67 min
IN HIS WORDS: When it comes to addiction, my story is somewhat textbook, while being nothing like most people have ever heard. In the early years there’s the typical abuse and subsequent trauma, then the discovery of substances and behaviors that help you…
Couch To Active coaches The Naked Podcaster and has an emotional breakthrough - Lyn Lindbergh
Mar 10 • 59 min
Lyn is back for a coaching session with yours truly as the client to show you what it’s like to have one-on-one coaching. I’m someone who loves exercise and participates daily, so we were both surprised at what my fitness hangup is, but breakthrough we…
Cancer, a near kidnapping, HIV scare to married and healing others - Seth Eliot
Mar 6 • 64 min
I’m an Intuitive Business Coach, Author, and Medium. I have gone through more than most in my short little life. I’ve cheated death several times. I’m all about Life and I LOVE talking about death. I help people heal themselves. I’m a healer. About 11…
Surviving abuse being homeless for 7 years drugs crime violence and his healing journey- Miguel Dean
Mar 3 • 64 min
My mother suffered from anxiety and depression when I was born and when I was 7 months old she died of cancer. I went on to lose two other surrogate mothers before I was 5 years old. My stepmother was violent and abusive and my father was absent as I grew…
From New Zealand to finding love to living in Japan - Altair Shyam
Feb 28 • 61 min
When I was just two years old, I had a recurring dream that I was a Tibetan monk who died on a bridge just as described in the story in the book Chaos to Clarity. I had the same dream every night for a year. My parents were so worried as I woke up every…
Surviving on food from dumpsters, in a Catholic orphanage to juvie - with Linda Forrester-Pitocco
Feb 25 • 60 min
Lynn and I discuss being in an orphanage at 5, then to California and from 7-9 in juvenile hall. 9-13 foster care where she survived sexual abuse, and then back into the home where she was taken from. Surviving with food from dumpsters, writing since she…
Ellie Pechet, Distance Healer Extraordinaire
Feb 21 • 62 min
Ellie and I discussed having parents from Romania who are Jewish Holocaust survivors, being a medium and intuitive healing, clearing and resolving issues. THERE IS A SPECIAL AT THE END FOR YOUR FIRST SESSION! I am one of the authors for the collaborative…
Numerology, Handmade Horse Tarot Cards, instinct, freedom and change - with Jess Campmans
Feb 18 • 59 min
IN HER WORDS: My horses (and animals in general) have always been a huge part of my life. I was kicked in the head by a horse as a child and later in life my horses helped me heal from that trauma and recover the parts of my soul that were frozen in that…
Doing Divorce Right - with Jennifer Hurvitz
Feb 14 • 62 min
Jennifer and I talked about making the pussy nice, getting divorced, blending families, health and working on the relationship instead of giving up. IN HER WORDS: I’m just like YOU. I’m authentic and real…I never hold back and I’ll answer anything. I made…
Mental health, divorce, faith and publishing - with Patricia Cagganello
Feb 11 • 61 min
Patricia and I discussed divorce, menopause, teenage girls, ending a career, being a marine, 8 seasons of telesummit, depression and lack of value to the point of wanting to end her own life. How her 14-year-old daughter stopped her desire to commit…
She lost her Mom to breast cancer and then waited for her own diagnosis - with Mel Greenberg
Feb 7 • 54 min
Mel lost her Mom to breast cancer when she was only 17 and then waited for her own diagnosis. She has also started her own publishing company and is an author twice. IN HER WORDS: I am a breast cancer survivor and philanthropist. My motto is that life can…
She was called to a mission helping others through her coaching - with Gina Roda
Feb 4 • 60 min
Gina Roda is a coach with the extraordinary ability to understand relationship dynamics and is able to easily identify positive solutions. I loved talking with her and how she was called to a mission and a purpose. She is a wealth of knowledge and so…
Raised by a famous Mom, passed around to other people, molested, she moved to the US alone at 12 - with Foojan Zeine
Jan 31 • 58 min
Foojan and I discuss being raised by a famous Mom with a father not in the pictures much and being passed around to people to take care of her. The good news is she received love from everywhere, the bad news is she was molested. With therapy, awareness…
Being near death in the hospital, gave her the guts to be an author, talk to animals and take multi-dimensional journeys in her business that helps others heal - with Glenda-Ray Riviere
Jan 28 • 58 min
Glenda-Ray and I discussed being in the hospital and nearly dying, “we have to feel it to heal it”, working with animals, energy healing as an intuitive, having multi-dimensional journeys, talking to animals, being silent and the cost of not speaking up.…
She came out as a lesbian after being raised Mormon, getting married and having a child - with Amber Ezell
Jan 24 • 58 min
Amber and I discuss starting a business, fighting depression, living abroad, getting married, being a lesbian, getting divorced and living her truth. IN AMBERS WORDS I am in a place of life in which I am so proud that I am finally living my truth. It has…
She was a kid when a man held a gun to her head and she survived, now helping people with PTSD - with Kimberly Resch
Jan 21 • 70 min
Talking with Kimberly is a wild ride and her story is outstanding. Not many us us can talk about having a gun to our head and watching two people die. Here are bullet points of what we discuss: A traumatic event at 10 that altered her life. Mom at 18 From…
Living with a diagnosed narcissist, being stalked and terrorized to an author helping you get over your abusive ex - with Suzanna Quintana
Jan 17 • 68 min
Published author of the book “You’re Still That Girl: Get Over Your Abusive Ex For Good” Suzanna discusses what it was like living with a diagnosed narcissist, being stalked, cyberstalked, and terrorized. She’s open about her recovery and healing process…
Eating disorders, moving to the US at 15 from Bulgaria, abuse and depression she completed her Masters, has a blog and on the red carpet for 2019 Oscars - with Nikoleta Morales
Jan 14 • 59 min
Nikoleta was so open about having eating disorders, both anorexia, and bulimia. Her blog features the underdog as she has a passion for helping others. She’s a freelance writer, does PR and covered 2019 Oscars. Her Masters was completed in Chicago, by…
A financial planner with ease of working with money, so she learned how to help others with money behaviors and launched her business - with Christine Teh
Jan 10 • 49 min
When it comes to finances, Christine doesn’t think she has really struggled. Some people have gifts in certain things and she’s just naturally great with money. That’s how she became a finance coach since there are not a lot of people in her area who want…
A child connected to everything, to harsh physical and emotional lessons that took it away from her and her journey back to herself including a vow of peace – with Erica Risberg
Jan 7 • 57 min
Erica started out in this glorious world knowing she was connected to everything. She talked with animals, plants, trees - the whole thing. She was also given a couple of harsh physical and emotional experiences that knocked her out of that. Born with a…
An IEP for her daughter made her realized she was frightened and knew nothing except that she would learn and things would be fine - with Wendy Burkhard
Dec 31, 2019 • 44 min
When the school created an IEP for my 4-year-old daughter - I was dumbfounded and knew nothing. When she entered Kindergarten in a self-contained classroom - I was frightened and knew nothing. When I became a mother - although I knew nothing, I knew I…
Reverse speech warned him about his summer, he still served jail time for false criminal allegations for possession of marijuana, then wrote two books, and works to help others - with Joshua Schmude
Dec 27, 2019 • 56 min
Prior to this interview, I read links Joshua sent about his criminal charges, the “crackpot crackdown” of the town he was arrested in and how often they charged people with fabricated charges. In his words to me about his incredible story: Long story…
Coming out as a lesbian in high school made it easier to find strength when she was diagnosed with a progressive neuromuscular disease she watched her Mom die from - with Leslie Krongold
Dec 24, 2019 • 65 min
Leslie and I discussed how she “came out” in high school, which set the stage for her being a strong woman who could handle what life dished out. Her Mom was diagnosed with a genetic condition in 1990 and passed away in 1992 at the age of 55, with brain…
After being married a couple times she found love at 62, had her doctorate, wrote a book about it and helps other - with Joan Bragar
Dec 17, 2019 • 58 min
After being married a couple of times, Joan is now happily married at age 62. She wrote a book, Never Too Late for Love (on Amazon) to capture her experience and lessons learned to pay it forward for others. Joan is a good storyteller and very funny.…
Codependency, abusive father, feeling unworthy to best selling author who got out of self-doubt to self-love 5000 miles away from home - with Carla Romo
Dec 13, 2019 • 60 min
Carla has a published book, Contagious Love which is all about codependency. Not only is it super helpful for codependents, but Carla’s story is also inspirational and therapeutic. My friend and editor have talked about the blanket of sadness on grueling…
Pregnant right out of high school, a dysfunctional marriage, but remaining friendly to raise their kids, moving on and starting a business in IT - with Kellye Dash
Dec 10, 2019 • 58 min
Kellye and I discuss navigating parenting, divorce, and having a business. Pregnant right out of high school, Kellye remained in a dysfunctional marriage because she didn’t know any different. Until she did. Her story is remarkable and she openly…
Working in fashion in Paris, growing up with a nanny from chronic pain in bed for 3 years, depression to launching books and a minimalist clothing line - with Jo Blakely
Dec 6, 2019 • 60 min
Jo tells me about her first job in Paris, France and how much she loved it, how passionate she is about fashion, having a nanny growing up in Toronto, how to get past being suicidal, and her new and amazing clothing line. When returning from Paris, Jo was…
Married and desperate to leave to starting a new life and teaching her way through grief, pain, isolation of single parenting to helping others navigate divorce - with Sacheen Mobley
Nov 29, 2019 • 62 min
I adored this interview! From married and desperate to get from Washington State to living on Long Island, NY with her son to start a new life, she started writing, vlogging, and teaching her way through grief, pain, the isolation of single motherhood,…
9 minutes, 3 times a day to manifest after a trauma-induced illness and getting through Hashimoto’s Disease - with Maria Aparis
Nov 26, 2019 • 55 min
Maria was so great about discussing mind, body, spirit, that it takes 40 days to stop a habit, how she takes 9 minutes, 3 times a day to manifest and her trauma-induced illness. She is in the infant stages of creating non-profit rescuing victims of being…
Wishing she was more perfect as a child, to the same feeling rising after her two lawsuits at up to 100 million dollars, getting through depression and protecting her team - with Lisa Cox
Nov 22, 2019 • 56 min
BLACK FRIDAY SALE: Order link for my listeners which gives them $10 off the first purchase is Modere.com/lisacox I had so much fun with Lisa! We discussed not feeling good enough as a child, although she tried to be more “perfect”. Later in life, that…
A child with autism, her husband’s devastating diagnosis, poverty and creating a life she loves - with Carrie Caulfield Arick
Nov 19, 2019 • 65 min
Carrie and I discuss having a child with autism, being raised in a family with older kids, a mom from Denmark and the devastating diagnosis of her husband. http://yayapodcasting.com https://www.instagram.com/carriearick/…
Playboy model 7 times who went through domestic violence, explains the stigma behind Playboy models, talks therapy and not getting breast implants - with Jasmin Shojai
Nov 15, 2019 • 57 min
Jasmin is an internationally published model and upcoming actress. I am so proud she shares her story of domestic violence and loved learning about her modeling career and discuss Playboy and the stigma vs her experience. She told me “after you fold a…
Raped by her father an incest survivor who was in foster care, in and out of her home and abused even after she was married, checking herself into an acute psychiatric hospital - with Nancy Allen
Nov 12, 2019 • 60 min
Nancy Allen, from Georgia by way of Massachusetts, is a father-daughter incest survivor. Her story moved me literally to tears in this interview. Physically and emotionally abused from early childhood, Nancy was briefly mandated into a kinship foster care…
Stripping With My Daughter Alana - SEX!
Nov 5, 2019 • 62 min
My 21-year-old daughter, Alana and I co-host once a month, while we strip it down and bare it all discussing topics from traditions to sex, divorce to depression, abuse to drug use and everything in between. With the perspective of the parent AND the…
Raised by a strict Catholic mom and a dad that survived the Holocaust, losing him to cancer, getting divorced, and finding unconditional, passionate love and her purpose – with Belinda Zylberman
Oct 29, 2019 • 69 min
Belinda opens up about growing up with a Mom who was raised strict Catholic and a Dad who was a Holocaust survivor. It was an unhappy environment focused on pain, struggle, and conflict. We discuss her parents getting divorced, her father’s terminal lung…
Delivering a full-term baby that was dead, working as a physical therapist for horses and combining horse trauma and her trauma to heal them both and open that up to others - with Helen Brennand
Oct 28, 2019 • 58 min
Helen and I connected and it was so amazing. Taking writing and attaching the experience to a horse is so appealing to me as a writer, I longed to go visit her, let a horse “choose” me and write book #2. With such an amazing background, she allowed her…
Crippling anxiety while traveling the world, feeling not present in life with debilitating psychogenic pain to becoming a Life and Confidence Coach - with Savanna Schiavo
Oct 22, 2019 • 56 min
Savanna and I discussed crippling anxiety, doing amazing things but feeling overwhelmed and not present in the moment to the point that she had debilitating psychogenic pain. She learned how to change that, turn it around and not only move through her own…
Going from a prison doctor who was held by a prisoner for 10 hours and raped, to a published author advocating for prisoners, including having an ex-con as a roommate. Take 2 - with Karen Gedney
Oct 22, 2019 • 58 min
Karen and I met again for an update of information. As I know Karen personally, I get to see the impact she has made and is still making in the lives of prisoners - including having a former prisoner as a roommate in her house. Her focus is on using the…
She knew she’d be an attorney at 13, worked for SEGA, burned out, stressed, pregnant, divorced and learning to embrace who you are - with Sonya Sigler
Oct 18, 2019 • 58 min
Sonya and I talk about how she wanted to be a lawyer at 13, became one at 25, her first job as a lawyer at the video game company, SEGA! Dream job, crazy boss… and the years ensuing that would teach her what she’s great at. Burn out, stress with finances,…
Feeling lost and gaining value from others, partying too hard, using sex to feel loved, a boyfriend that died at 29, hitting reset and finding her place - with Olivia Shwetz
Oct 18, 2019 • 60 min
When I read a bit about Olivia’s story, I was ecstatic about our interview. SO common and not discussed enough. Feeling lost and that your value comes from other people, escaping with alcohol, partying too hard, using sex to feel loved. When Olivia…
Stripping with my daughter Alana - Anxiety, Depression and Addiction
Oct 1, 2019 • 67 min
My 21-year-old daughter, Alana and I co-host once a month, while we strip it down and bare it all discussing topics from traditions to sex, divorce to depression, abuse to drug use and everything in between. With the perspective of the parent AND the…
Growing up in poverty, first in her family to finish high school, hating her life and finding what brings her joy - with Mica McCook
Sep 24, 2019 • 57 min
Mica’s story will touch your heart. Growing up in poverty, loving theater, feeling like she didn’t have a place, bouncing around and listless. Mica built baggage on her journey. She was the first in my family to graduate from high school. The first to go…
Culture shock, not fitting in, GED, date rape, getting pregnant and not wanting kids, abuse and fulfilling her dreams - with Pamela Smith
Sep 17, 2019 • 57 min
Pam and I go deep on culture shock, music, speaking, trying out every type of high school, not fitting in anywhere, getting her GED on her 17th birthday, date rape, a Second Chance program that didn’t work out, getting pregnant as someone who didn’t want…
Reading comprehension issues, strict religion, ending a marriage, obsessing over weight, losing 7 people in 3 years and launching Couch to Active - with Lyn Lindbergh
Sep 10, 2019 • 56 min
Lyn was such a blast, discussing how she completed college even though she had a horrible reading comprehension issue (spelling was tough too!). We discuss ending her relationship with a strict religion, ending her marriage, obsessing over her weight,…
Stripping With My Daughter Alana - Parenting Teens
Sep 3, 2019 • 62 min
Today Alana and I discuss parenting teens. As a parent, I was not permissive but not restrictive. I trusted my kids even when I knew they were lying. They knew they could always come to me, although I wasn’t always the first choice. They really relied on…
A car accident and fathers death that changed the trajectory, watching Alzheimer’s, becoming a leader and bestselling author at 23 - with Dom Brightmon
Aug 27, 2019 • 65 min
I knew going into this podcast that we’d be laughing a lot and we won’t disappoint. In the laughter, we discuss some tough topics. How a car accident altered Dom’s life, how being a caretaker for his Dad who suffered from Alzheimer’s was incredibly tough…
Bullying, body image, growing up as part of Mean Girls, eating disorder, suicidal and afraid - with Sydney Nanberg
Aug 20, 2019 • 54 min
Sydney and I get real, deep and personal about bullying, body image, growing up living in the movie Mean Girls, having an eating disorder, being suicidal and afraid to go to school. What helped? Journaling, gratitude, motivational videos and podcasts all…
How did the song Is That All There Is impact while enduring abuse, escaping across country, starting over MANY times and the passion that survived – with Joanne Victoria
Aug 13, 2019 • 60 min
Joanne and I chat about the Sanity Project Podcast A LOT about persistence, life experience, showing up and learning from every job you’re exposed to. You will learn how the song Is that all there is By Peggy Lee impacted Joanne. We discuss abuse,…
Stripping With My Daughter Alana - The Things That Matter
Aug 6, 2019 • 57 min
My 21-year-old daughter, Alana and I co-host once a month, while we strip it down and bare it all discussing topics from traditions to sex, divorce to depression, abuse to drug use and everything in between. With the perspective of the parent AND the…
Canada, US, Australia, getting a Masters of Social Work, IVF, getting pregnant, depression, anxiety, losing 4 people in 13 months and still positive - with Angela Henderson
Jul 30, 2019 • 59 min
Angela’s laid back nature and mellow attitude about her struggles are phenomenal. We talked about choice, her journey with being in multiple countries, traveling, getting her Masters of Social Work, getting married and navigating the world, getting…
Good bosses vs. shitty ones, not fitting into the corporate world or “mom groups” - with Natalie Ihde
Jul 23, 2019 • 61 min
Natalie and I discuss the challenges we all face being a “worker bee” and not fit into the corporate world. We talk about working with good bosses versus shitty, emotional abuse at work and wanting to get out but not knowing how or what to do. She shares…
Raised Mormon, molested as a child, pregnant at 15 by a 35 year old, suicide attempts and therapy - with Jamie Holloway
Jul 16, 2019 • 55 min
Jamie and I go deep on the points in life that change you, how being raised Mormon impacted her, getting pregnant at 15 by a 35 year old man (that is a story in itself) being married young to a man who she wasn’t attracted to, raising kids, being molested…
Millennial who started Shit You Need To Know to help others through anxiety, moving out on your own, therapy, mental health and being a TedX speaker - with Martha Riley
Jul 2, 2019 • 51 min
I found it refreshing to chat with Martha. From chatting about her job at 3M as a Free Trade Agreement Analyst, to how her podcast was inadvertently launched, to her innate love of entrepreneurship. We discussed anxiety, moving out on your own, therapy…
Depleted and exhausted as is common with HSP, eating disorder, admitting herself into rehab and using food to soothe - with Patricia Young
Jun 25, 2019 • 56 min
Patricia was gracious enough to admit how she felt when we were interviewing. HSP - Highly Sensitive People is who she realized she was. We chatted about her eating disorder and admitting herself into a 9 1/2 month clinic at 30 years old. Learning…
Hear an interview during a tornado warning about becoming a lawyer, hating it but using it to fund and support her passion - with Mary Hodges
Jun 18, 2019 • 54 min
My first interview during a tornado warning (sirens and all), Mary was upfront about health, business, being the 2nd oldest to 6 kids born in 10 years and how heavy she felt the responsibility to take care of her parents and siblings. We discussed family…
What IS the empowered girl experience and how Mom’s are involved. NYC critical care paramedic to entrepreneur - with Maria Fuller
Jun 11, 2019 • 55 min
Maria and I discuss girls making a difference, creating disruption to make change, what IS the empowered girl experience and how are Moms involved. Maria tells us her story of school to paramedic, to the injury that made her not able to return to that…
Building IG, having haters and becoming a yogi who teaches marketing - with Jess Penesso
Jun 4, 2019 • 57 min
Jess and I have a fantastic conversation about building Instagram and how it’s the new business card, Brene Brown, haters, building your personal why your soul why and the impact on the world. Her struggle from great grades and feeling accomplished and…
An upbringing of abuse, unhealthy relationships, with a drive to become healthy and help others, she became a psychotherapist - with Lisa Tahir
May 28, 2019 • 43 min
Taking a tough upbringing peppered with abuse, launching herself into relationships that aren’t healthy but knowing she wanted to help others - literally from the age of 5 - Lisa is honest about the continuation of getting and being healthy, what gets her…
Fibromyalgia pain, getting turned down for disability, to teacher who lives her life to the fullest helping others - with Tami Stackelhouse
May 21, 2019 • 54 min
I arranged this podcast differently and it was amazing! For those of you struggling with chronic pain, fibromyalgia - sit down and take a listen. Tami’s story is amazing and I love her optimistic, upbeat attitude and deciding not to settle for a life she…
She grew up in Zimbabwe, found out her husband had two other wives and 5 children before marrying her while she was pregnant, left her 10 month old and escaped to Canada as a refugee and brought her d
May 14, 2019 • 47 min
In this episode, Thembi and I discuss what it was like to grow up in Zimbabwe, find out her husband had two other wives and 5 children before her - while she was pregnant. What it was like to leave her 10-month-old daughter with her Mom and escape as a…
Working with energy and finances, she was so popular she came back for a second interview - with Alana Heim - Take 2!
May 7, 2019 • 64 min
Alana came back for a second interview. SO MANY people responded to her story and the business she’s created that I had to have round 2. I completely understand the attraction as I’ve loved her platform for working with energy to understand your…
She’s my daughter, she’s 21, in the military, discussing a UTI that almost killed her, bullying, sexual assault and what saved her from committing suicide - with Alana Bills
Apr 30, 2019 • 58 min
Alana’s experiences growing up aren’t foreign to many, unfortunately. Feeling left out, bullied and finding it difficult to make good friends, her self-esteem took a hit. As a result, she made poor choices dating, had suicide attempts and her reality was…
She has 2 degrees, got married while pregnant in a little black dress, she fell into a marketing career - with Shauna Armitage
Apr 23, 2019 • 45 min
A different episode, because we discussed how Shauna inadvertently - after two degrees, getting married in a little black dress and being pregnant with baby #1 - she fell into the marketing role of a business and a new idea was born. When her husband…
Masters degree to stay at home Mom who figured out how to make money without settling - with Samantha Siffring
Apr 16, 2019 • 53 min
I never meant to be a stay at home mom. I thought I would be really driven in a career and that would be my #1. I quickly learned life sometimes has other plans and after a cross-country move while pregnant, I realized people really don’t like to hire…
From disliking being a Mom to being a primary parent with a podcast that explains the science behind our actions - with Amee Quiriconi
Apr 9, 2019 • 72 min
This is one of the most raw, honest, incredibly vulnerable interviews I’ve ever done. Being a Mom isn’t always a happy thing and Amee tells us why she felt that way, how she really felt, what she did about it and how she moves forward within it. Her goal…
Being The Naked Podcaster, life changes, why I decided to bare it all - with Jenn Taylor, host
Apr 2, 2019 • 17 min
Nearly two years into my podcasting journey, with almost 5 months off, I’m ramping up for season TWO! My interviews are the same - your story being told, YOU being raw and authentic and unafraid to tell your trials to triumph, struggles to success. This…
Stage IV metastatic breast cancer at 32, not being able to have children and talking with me 2 weeks after a hysterectomy - with Emily Garnett
Oct 16, 2018 • 55 min
We discussed being diagnosed with stage IV metastatic breast cancer at the age of 32, right after her son turned two and she celebrated her 5th wedding anniversary. She was also trying to get pregnant which she learned would never be an option. As a…
Working for Facebook, having a family and near death experiences that helped create her own business - with Meg Brunson
Oct 9, 2018 • 63 min
Meg was up front about her struggles and successes as an entrepreneur and her experience working for Facebook as well as raising “Kidpreneurs”. Her struggles with pregnancies and almost losing her life reinforced what is the most important to her and she…
Raised a free-range child, plagued with pedophiles and serial killers by 15 she was on her own and had lost 15 friends to murder suicide and drugs she turned experience into a career- with Lara Currie
Oct 2, 2018 • 64 min
Lara and I discussed being raised in Seattle as a free-range child at a time the city was really coming into its own. Plagued with pedophiles and serial killers, by 15 she was on her own and had lost over 15 friends to murder, suicide, and drug overdoses.…
Strategy vs spirituality, human design, turning an accounting masters into intuitively helping her clients - with Alana Heim
Sep 25, 2018 • 60 min
Alana and I chatted about strategy vs spirituality, human design, how our financial attitudes mirror our inner attitudes. Going through the motions of school and doing what she was supposed to do didn’t resonate with Alana. Rerouting her expertise to…
Overachiever with anxiety and clinical depression, overweight struggling with bulimia, having a breakdown and picking up the pieces - with Brigid Dineen
Sep 18, 2018 • 55 min
Brigid and I visited about being an overachiever - in a BIG way, until her second year at college when her binging, gaining 40 lbs and struggling with anxiety, clinical depression and restrictive bulimia stopped her - literally - in her tracks. Learning…
A kindred runner who “wees” outside, lives in Bali and coaches women from a disconnected, overweight woman with 3 addict siblings - with Lani Rios
Sep 11, 2018 • 58 min
Lani and I hit it off and her words were so spot on, I showed them off here! Yes, I say “stoked” and pee outside (it’s a runner thing) so we were instantly connected. Plus we both love to swear. I also frequently wee outside because I live in the jungle…
Bipolar and OCD mom, sexual assault victim who was told she was a mistake, dated a cocaine addict, was raped and escaped without shoes - with Carolina Vasilica
Sep 4, 2018 • 62 min
Carolina grew up with a bipolar/OCD mother who had her at 19. She was sexually assaulted by 4 different family members from ages 8-14, moved out on her own when she was 16, got herself through high school working two part-time jobs, graduated with honors.…
Growing up in alcoholism, pregnant in high school and 24 years to gain courage to get a divorce - with Susan Ackerman
Jul 31, 2018 • 67 min
Susan is my friend, however her deep story was new to me. Growing up with an alcoholic Dad, an uninvolved Mom but having huge faith and an innate sense her upbringing was wrong, she knew she was strong enough to weather the storm. Pregnant as a Senior in…
Interviewing while watching the sunrise over the ocean in Australia while discussing helping women get out of self-help jail - with Melanie Wheatley
Jul 24, 2018 • 53 min
Melanie was a blast, but I’m being selfish. She got up at the butt crack of dawn to talk with me. I use video so I connect better to the people I interview and I got to watch the sunrise out the window behind her, over the ocean, off the Gulf Coast in…
Married to a sociopath, having young children and successfully escaping her own home - with Stacy Brookman
Jul 17, 2018 • 53 min
Sometimes I interview someone with a story so incredible that I’m in awe and Stacy is one of those. Being married to a sociopath, blaming herself, being removed from family and friends, moving often, living above her means, and how insidious this type of…
She was an overeater who fasted, her mom had a triple bypass and she learned self-care, while becoming an attorney - with Shari Broder
Jul 10, 2018 • 60 min
Shari has a story that’s SO relatable. Wanting to lose weight, not understanding why it isn’t happening, feeling stressed and overwhelmed with life. We realized we’re from the same part of the country and have the same food loves from New England.…
17+ years as a nurse, pastor, therapist, military chaplain to life coach for women - with Eva Cruz Pena
Jun 26, 2018 • 43 min
Speaker. Healer. Life Coach. Eva Cruz Pena brings to her work 17 plus years of professional experience caring for women as a nurse, pastor, therapist, military chaplain and life coach. Eva is well known for providing a safe space for women to rediscover…
Born with heart issues, first surgery of many at 14 months old, he has the heart of a champion - with Jonathan Fischer
Jun 19, 2018 • 52 min
Jonathan has one of those stories that is painful to hear. Born with a heart and vascular issues, with his first surgery at 14 months old, it is a triumph not only with his physical heart, but his emotional heart as well. We discussed what 7 weeks in the…
Perfect little girl to risk taking entrepreneur reimagining success - with Anna Lundberg
Jun 12, 2018 • 57 min
Visiting with Anna was a blast! From a “perfect” little girl who would do anything NOT to get in trouble, to a risk taking entrepreneur who is creative and AMAZING! I loved hearing about quitting her corporate job half way through a sabbatical and Anna’s…
Chronic dieter wanting to fit into society, Hashimoto’s disease and positive body image - with Jenny Eden Berk
May 15, 2018 • 49 min
Jenny was so raw and honest about her struggles as a chronic dieter wanting to fit the mold society pushes on us. Jenny dealt with hashimotos disease at age 15 on making the task of dieting that much more difficult. Her current struggle - helping her…
Recovering overachiever who dropped out of a PhD program, started a business and moved 500 miles while battling anxiety - with Renee Powers
May 8, 2018 • 58 min
In 2018 alone, Renee quit her PhD after 6 years, started a business, and moved from Chicago to Minneapolis to purchase her husband’s childhood home. With a podcast, coaching and an incredibly interesting book club, Renee’s life is full! This was such a…
The doctor at a prison, help captive for 10 hours and raped by an inmate, a published author who advocates for prisoners - with Karen Gedney
Apr 11, 2018 • 80 min
Karen and I discuss her book ’30 years Behind Bars,’ Trials of a prison Doctor available on Amazon. We also discuss the time she was taken hostage by an inmate, assaulted, raped and ten hours later was rescued by a SWAT team who used a sledge hammer and a…
Crohn’s disease, getting her college degree in Econ and starting a business with positive body image - with Amanda Semenoff
Mar 27, 2018 • 67 min
Amanda has such a lovely way of viewing things so opposite of how many of us do. Kind of like working backwards. This allows her to view herself with more self-esteem, schedule her life in a way that gives her the most freedom financially and with her…
Her dad died, she had a brain tumor, woke up with the right side of her face paralyzed, and started a blog to show others how she got through it - with Natalie Epps
Mar 20, 2018 • 62 min
Natalie is one of the brave women who is willing to be open about her struggle and it isn’t easy. Most of us get to hide behind our insecurities, but her struggle was a brain tumor and relearning how to make half of her face look normal. She is one of my…
They’ve been together over 14 years, are minimalists and have a travel vlog that’s amazing - with Kristen & Siya
Mar 13, 2018 • 35 min
What does it take to stay together for over 14 years? Since high school no less AND as minimalists living in a renovated airstream? That’s just a bit of what we touched on in our interview. Kristen and Siya have a following of travelers, minimalists,…
Rape, lymphoma, bulimia, meth addiction, robbing houses, jail and DUI - with Melissa Monte
Mar 6, 2018 • 64 min
Melissa has been through a lot. Rape, losing her dad to lymphoma, surviving 8 years of bulimia, dating a meth addict who robbed houses, going to jail and a DUI to name the highlights. Now Melissa has her own website: Mind Love, healed her eating disorder,…
Being raised with only girls, getting a Masters degree, suicides and the police force and debilitating depression - with Craig Nielson
Feb 6, 2018 • 55 min
Craig and I discuss what it was like being raised with all girls, earning his Masters, being on the police force, the moments that changed his life and his own debilitation depression at the age of 21. He shares the professor that made a difference to…
Surgery to remove a tumor, hidden answers and changing your trajectory - with Kristen Jaskulski
Jan 30, 2018 • 56 min
Kristen, who is an amazing example of resilience. A girl who loved sports, Kristen had head injuries that ultimately led to a very risky surgery. The surgery was successful in removing a tumor, however the road to recovery was long and difficult. She…
Female minority, low-income, college degree, marathon runner, mom and traveler of every continent - with Steph Peterson
Jan 23, 2018 • 49 min
Steph and I get REAL about being a female minority who came from a low-income family. She was the first one to attend college - thanks to a program called TRIO Upward Bound - and is now a Director at Microsoft - #28 on the Forbes Fortune 500 list. Mom to…
Diabetes, blindness, dialysis, suicide, infidelity, not having children, clinical depression, and therapy - with Karyn Beach
Jan 16, 2018 • 71 min
Karyn is candid about her moms diabetes, watching her go blind, go through dialysis and a suicide attempt and ultimately losing her at the tender age of 15. She discusses her dads affair and how he moved on with the woman he was unfaithful with. She also…
Alcoholic parents, mental illness, dad’s suicide, being a single parent, GED, and being a corporate executive - with Carmen Reed-Gilkison
Jan 9, 2018 • 62 min
I loved this interview! Camen was so raw about her life with alcoholic parents, her moms mental illness, her dads suicide, being a single mom, getting her GED at the same time as her daughter and being successful as an executive in the corporate world…
Bipolar, dysfunction and abuse, fearing for her life, learning to parent and feeling lonely - with Jen Vertanen
Dec 19, 2017 • 63 min
Jen and I talked about being raised with a bipolar dad in dysfunction and abuse, fearing for her life. Through trial and error, Jen has learned how to Mother her children, be the best person, spouse, sister, and daughter while feeling lonely and sifting…
Plus-sized model, finding your healthy, a blog and podcast and 3 college degrees - with Christian Simone
Dec 12, 2017 • 47 min
Christian Simone is a lover of beauty, health and Sprinkle’s vegan cupcakes.TheChristianSimone.com is an expression of life as a plus-sized black woman who lives contrary to societal norms. She shares her journey on being healthy, being the most beautiful…
First in family to get a college degree, growing up multi-generational, asthma, cerebral-palsy, spina bifida, drug & alcohol abuse, and crippling anxiety - with Devon Trube
Dec 5, 2017 • 49 min
Devon is a fellow podcaster and all around great person. We discuss being the first in his family to get a college degree, growing up with asthma in a multi-generational home, having an amazing Mom, brother, sister and grandpa, cerebral-palsy, spina…
Life in the military, alcohol abuse, motorcycle accident, surgeries, PTSD and launching a business that’s veteran owned with - JD Tierney
Nov 28, 2017 • 57 min
JD and I talk about being in the military, losing family members, alcohol abuse, the importance of family, reinventing yourself and getting your shit together. JD - in a softspoken way - got personal about his life growing up in the military and joining…
Eating disorders, body image, becoming a personal trainer and motivation others - with Lisa Lynch
Nov 21, 2017 • 45 min
Lisa is my friend and I’m so proud that she was willing to discuss a tough subject. Eating disorders and body image. First I go over some unnerving stats and then we delve into Lisa’s story growing up, how and when body image became noticeable, how as a…
Losing a parent to cancer, being a best-selling author, taking dance lessons, building a business while working full-time, speaking several languages and running half-marathons - with Brian Drury
Nov 14, 2017 • 71 min
I love Brian’s attitude and energy even while talking about losing his Mom to cancer, being young (27) but being a best selling author, having his own business while working full time, speaking languages, traveling and training for a half marathon. Brian…
Published author helping couples with a book that’s a pre-marriage class - with Olivia Baylor
Nov 7, 2017 • 60 min
Olivia and I have a candid conversation about growing up in a tough neighborhood, how important education is, having balance in relationships - especially when kids are in the mix and how you can’t help everyone. I’m SO excited that Olivia is able to help…
Suicide, depression, being saved by the gaming community and paying it forward - with Will aka Jack Strider
Oct 31, 2017 • 44 min
Will - also known as Jack Strider on his twitch account for gaming and video, shares with me his insights on depression and suicide, how the gaming community helped save him, how he pays it forward now and what made him completely switch gears on his…
Sexual and physical abuse, alcoholism, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, being a Marine and having an emotional service dog - with Paul Gowin
Oct 24, 2017 • 89 min
Paul and I met at a public speaker’s conference and his story resonated with me so much that I couldn’t wait to have him on the show. If you’re wanting a story about sexual and physical abuse, alcoholism, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, and service to our…
Hunters syndrome, pain and surgeries, changing diet and embracing self-improvement - with Zayd Jawad
Oct 17, 2017 • 62 min
Zayd and I met at a public speaking conference and I knew I wanted him to be a guest on my podcast Zayd opens up about his disease - Hunters Syndrome - what it was like growing up, what the struggles were being 4’10” final height, dealing with pain and…
A surprise wedding, running a business together, creating an online community and being your own worst obstacle - with Brian & Carrie
Oct 10, 2017 • 70 min
I was looking forward to this interview with two genuine, raw and lovely individuals. We talked about depression, suicide, bankruptcy, dysfunction in relationships and getting through that to create a beautiful, successful marriage. Brian and Carrie were…
Growing up in poverty, abuse, depression, anxiety and being anointed by God - with Ann-Marie Graham
Oct 3, 2017 • 42 min
Ann-Marie and I discuss growing up in poverty, abuse, depression, anxiety, finding yourself and your true desires. I loved talking with Ann-Marie, located in Jamaica (and listening to her accent) as she described her life growing up, her health…
Divorce, infidelity, floods, divorce, raising kids and running a business - with Susie Eastman
Sep 26, 2017 • 65 min
Susie and I have a candid conversation about floods, marriage, infidelity, divorce, raising kids and starting a business Susie and I met at a 3-day women’s conference in 2011 in Kingston, WA. It was an amazing time - all women runners who got to share…
World travel, searching for a cure for ulcerative colitis, faith and healing - with Matthew J. Murphy
Sep 12, 2017 • 66 min
Matt takes us on his journey living with ulcerative colitis, but he helps with all digestive disorders. Matt has an incredible story of Faith, Healing, and overcoming life’s adversity that I would like to share with you. My goal is that it will provide a…
A former chubby kid to fitness enthusiast with a goal to reduce obesity by 10% - with Tim Cruse
Sep 5, 2017 • 52 min
Tim owns Be Strong Fitness in Reno, NV and his goal is to reduce obesity in Reno by 10% which is 50,000 people!! Tim talks frankly about being the chubby kid in an athletic family, battling weight along with diet choices and exercise and the event and…
Being left at the altar, using eHarmony to find love, infertility and running a business - with Angela Wagner
Aug 29, 2017 • 54 min
Angela Wagner has long found her passion in helping others identify and pursue their own happiness and goals. An experienced life coach and the owner and founder of YogaSport in Dallas, Texas, since 2004, Angela has created a safe place at her studio to…
Discussing the many masks we wear, coming into your own and being a health coach - with Meg Shea
Aug 22, 2017 • 58 min
Meg is your gal if you want to live a healthier lifestyle and learn how to remove the masks we put on in life. She’s a friend worth having! Meg is happy to hear your story, so don’t be shy reaching out! —- Send in a voice message:…
Obesity and trying every diet, he created a game and wrote a book about it - with Ralph Peterson
Aug 15, 2017 • 92 min
It was so much fun to visit with Ralph. Catching up with old friends is how I want everyone listening to feel! Ralph and I went to high school together and - although we haven’t seen each other in 30 years, the bond is strong with this one. I admire…
Raised in foster care in Puerto Rico, army life, finding family and 7 siblings - with Johnny Saldivia
Aug 8, 2017 • 38 min
Johnny was put in foster care in Puerto Rico at the age of one where he remained until he joined the army. With 7 children in the home, plus the reconnecting with biological siblings from both his mother and father, his family is very large. —- Send in a…
A rare bone disorder, being 3’ tall, hiring prostitutes and finding love - with Sean Stephenson
Aug 3, 2017 • 63 min
WOW! Is the best way I can sum up this podcast! Sean was amazing - raw and honest and empowering! We discussed Sean’s life, his battles and struggles and how he keeps going strong! Sean’s personality is magnetic and his wisdom is invaluable. I loved how…
Death of a parent at 9, alcohol abuse, emotional detachment and learning how to connect - with Hector Bassett
Aug 1, 2017 • 77 min
Hang on for a raw adventure into loss, grief, parenting and forging ahead Hector is raw about his past and even his present! From his “mum’s” death when he was nine, to his dad’s alcohol abuse and emotional detachment, to his own alcohol abuse, learning…
Culinary school, social worker, photographer, comic, obesity and running marathons - with Latoya Shauntay Snell
Jul 25, 2017 • 64 min
Latoya and I talk real issues - body issues, infertility, being a mom, diets, weight loss, growing up in the hood. ‚ÄčI’m an eighties kid who takes herself seriously while NOT taking herself seriously sometimes. I can be a walking contradiction. I love all…
Domestic violence, strict religion and turning divorce into The Divorce Strategist with - Laura Aiello
Jul 18, 2017 • 62 min
Laura is a friend and a kindred spirit. I’m thankful she candidly spoke about domestic violence, being raised in a strict religion and her triumph and successes in spite of her struggles! I’m not an advocate for divorce. I am an advocate for you - living…
Finding a niche with a beverage for athletes, finding balance and staying in love with his wife - with Dr Aaron Hinde
Jul 13, 2017 • 54 min
A fantastic conversation with Aaron with LifeAID beverage about life, finding balance with family, success and failure! I loved how candid Aaron was about his life, family, finding balance (or lack thereof at times!), his business model and why he has…
Born without hands, now inspiring others - with Mike Alt
Jul 11, 2017 • 77 min
Mike and I chat openly about dating, living life, succeeding and conquering the world around you while having a disability! I am blessed to call this man my friend and someone I work with professionally. Motivational speaker, coach, athlete and all-around…
From fame to couchsurfing, comedy, family, and being a long-distance dad - with Willie Macc
Jul 4, 2017 • 63 min
Willie Macc and I chat and have a blast! He’s a fun, outgoing gentleman that I’m so happy to know Willie and I chat about his rise and fall in fame, comic relief (his favorite), his family, being a dad and living in Cali. Willie and I cyber met via a…
Addiction, bankruptcy and building an international business - with Neil Moore
Jun 29, 2017 • 61 min
HOW TO NOT ONLY SURVIVE BUT THRIVE THROUGH BANKRUPTCY, TRADITIONAL PIANO LESSONS AND ADDICTION!! Neil and I chatted about his life, his struggles - including a unique and in-depth conversation on addiction. We discussed his wife, how he “sees” music and…
Helping kids in the foster care system in a global way - with Dr John DeGarmo
Jun 20, 2017 • 50 min
John is a kindred spirit whom I found on LinkedIn via professional contacts in the same field. He tells the grim story of foster children and why - despite the heartache - he and his wife continue on. He speaks internationally on behalf of foster children…
They moved from another country, started a family and a business - with Meli Anna
Jun 13, 2017 • 27 min
CREATING A HOME BUSINESS, RAISING A FAMILY, STAYING FIT AND ACTIVE AS A RUNNER Meli Anna (and her husband) share their journey of starting a home business, getting the word out, keeping what’s important, important while running and remaining a tight…
Learn how you can restore your health - with Carolyn Dolan
Jun 6, 2017 • 54 min
CAROLYN’S DRIVE TO HELP OTHERS HOLISTICALLY WITH THEIR HEALTH INSPIRED HER TO WRITE A BOOK - “SOAR INTO HEALTH” I’ve had some great conversations with Carolyn and I love how outspoken she is about difficulties in parenting, how people don’t look at their…
New Yorker owning a fitness center in Oakland has it’s challenges - with Noah Kinner
May 30, 2017 • 58 min
NOAH DISCUSSES WITH ME HOW HE BUILT HIS FITNESS CENTER, THE CHALLENGES HE ENDURED, MEETING HIS WIFE AND FINDING THAT ALL TOO ELUSIVE BALANCE I “met” Noah when I worked for a mutual acquaintance. We’ve never met in person which is tragic and he won’t move…
Bringing kindness to schools is a challenge - with Brian Williams of Think Kindness
May 23, 2017 • 38 min
BRIAN SHARES HIS DESIRE TO BRING KINDNESS TO ONE SCHOOL AT A TIME, IN THE HOPES THAT CHILDREN WHO LEARN TO BE KIND EARLY ON WILL CONTINUE THE TREND Brian and I discuss his family, his business and the difficulties he had starting and maintaining it. We…
Cerebral Palsy didn’t stop her from living her life - with Win Kelly Charles
May 16, 2017 • 29 min
WHAT’S IT REALLY LIKE TO LIVE WITH CEREBRAL PALSY? TO HAVE OTHERS PUT LIMITATIONS ON YOU Win and I chatted about working in pre-school, with special needs kids, what it feels like to be stared at and talked about (as if she’s not standing right there),…
From a dysfunctional childhood to elite athlete trainer - Matt Pendola
May 9, 2017 • 72 min
HE MIGHT BE MY BROTHER AND WE NEVER KNEW…. OR AT LEAST MY NEIGHBOR SINCE WE GREW UP SO SIMILARLY Matt and I chatted about growing up in abuse and dysfunction, moving out of it on his own to navigate life. He had to determine in what way he wanted to give…
Minimalist who removed toxic relationships and became a business coach - with Erica Duran
May 2, 2017 • 50 min
HOW DO YOU GO FROM ORGANIZING OTHER PEOPLE’S LIVES TO COACHING BUSINESSES? Erica discusses her journey from being a professional organizer to assisting other people to build their dream businesses. Her knowledge is vast and her personality is so much fun.…
Gastric bypass, the death of a parent, becoming a triathlete - with Diana Parets
May 2, 2017 • 66 min
DEEP DISCUSSION ABOUT WEIGHT LOSS, LOSING HER MOM, FEELING LOST, GASTRIC BYPASS SURGERY, TRAINING FOR TRIATHLONS Diana talked candidly about having surgery to not only lose weight but to save herself - quite literally. Her quest to live more intentionally…
Minimalist who lets followers vote where he will live - with Colin Wright
May 2, 2017 • 40 min
MINIMALISM, TRAVEL, BEING A PUBLISHED AUTHOR (MANY TIMES OVER), AND HOW HE SEES THE WORLD Colin is not only a minimalist, but he also travels with two carry-on’s and that’s pretty much all he owned for the years he asked his followers to vote on where he…