Naked Conversations

Naked Conversations

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It’s about being more YOU, feeling more confident, alive, powerful, and really connected to the people in your life. Even when it’s scary or uncomfortable.


EP56: Being an Immigrant-Doctor-Mom-Activist: One Amazing Woman’s Story with Sanam Roder DeWan
Jul 2 • 54 min
Today’s guest is truly one of my favorite people in the world. We’ve been friends since we were neighbors in the dorms our first year in college. She captured my heart quickly with her brilliance and passion for service (as well as her…
EP55: Becoming a Better Advocate, Ally, and Leader
Jun 11 • 26 min
Season 3 is HERE! Here’s what I want to get into in season 3 Courageous curiosity Hard questions and big problems Honestly, I don’t know exactly what it’s going to look like, because this is a creative project. I’m making it…
EP54: Better Sex with Jessa Zimmerman
Feb 5 • 54 min
I invited Jessa to be a guest on the show because I think it’s important to talk about topics that can be hard to talk about. For women, sex seems to often fall into this category of somewhat “taboo” topics. I was curious about the…
EP53: Exhale to Inhale: Empowering Survivors with Zoe LePage
Jan 23 • 58 min
One of my closest friends has been on the board of Exhale to Inhale for years. As someone who is passionate about women’s rights and leadership, who loves yoga, and who has supported teen survivors as a school counselor, I’ve been inspired…
EP52: How’s it going? How I pause, reflect, and create the new year
Jan 1 • 27 min
We’re really not given much permission to slow down and think about how our life is actually going. We’re taught to keep going, doing, being busy. It’s almost a badge of honor to be overwhelmed – it means you have a full life. But the…
EP51: Chai for Charity: Doing BIG work and raising a family with Natasha Wright
Dec 11, 2018 • 47 min
I met today’s guest in an elevator and we’ve been friends ever since. It sounds absurd, and it’s completely true. I was immediately drawn to Natasha’s smile, big-heartedness, and brilliance. She’s incredibly humble- while…
EP50: The Conscious Professional: Transform Your Life at Work with Jessica Hartung
Dec 4, 2018 • 59 min
I had the privilege of meeting Jessica about a year ago at a large women’s leadership conference. She was grounded, big-hearted, and wise. Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to get to know her and her work more fully, and I continue to be…
EP49: 5 Ways to Feel Grateful (even when it’s hard) and Real Readings from My Own Journal
Nov 20, 2018 • 23 min
It’s Thanksgiving week in the U.S. For me, this holiday is a reason to gather with people I love, leisurely eat, talk, laugh, and connect. I always feel a deep and real sense of gratitude on this day - aware of how much richness I have…
EP48: Starting a Movement, Loving Our Bodies, and Boldly Leading with Dr. Melody Moore
Nov 6, 2018 • 62 min
This Fall, I attended a beautiful event with a bunch of leaders from various industries, whose work has common theme of positive social impact. On the first evening, at the “meet and greet” gathering, I had the special opportunity to spend time…
EP47: 4 Ways to Have Amazing Relationships and Big Impact
Oct 30, 2018 • 38 min
This is a conversation about how you show up in the world, build your relationships, and make the impact you want to make. We humans are messy, lovely, amazing beings. We’re not meant to live in isolation, but in collaboration and connection. Your…
EP46: Music and Mormonism with Angela Soffe
Oct 23, 2018 • 54 min
I met Angela through the longest hug I’ve ever shared with a stranger (more on that on the show)… standing by a river, in the mountains, under a tent, listening to Blaine Bartlett speak about compassionate capitalism. If it sounds kind of out…
EP45: The Power of Storytelling and Public Speaking with Johanna Walker
Oct 16, 2018 • 46 min
Johanna gets super real and honest in our conversation. We talk about the transformational power of using your voice, sharing your story, speaking in front of others… even when if feels absolutely terrifying. She shares about the moment when…
EP44: Me Too, the News, and Self-Care
Oct 9, 2018 • 19 min
I was scared to do this episode. But I had to. I’m talking about telling our stories — in real and vulnerable ways. This episode is an imperfect, but honest, conversation that was inspired by the recent news coverage of the Kavanaugh…
EP43: Brave Over Perfect with Susie Rinehart
Oct 3, 2018 • 50 min
Susie and I met at a local Mom’s Demand Action meeting, shortly after the Parkland shooting. We were sitting next to each other in a crowded room of passionate folks, when she turned to me and said, “I know you from somewhere…” It…
EP42: Walking with Shamans, Back to School Stress, and Igniting Your Impact in The World
Sep 25, 2018 • 29 min
Welcome back to Season 2! I’ve got some incredible interviews lined up for all of you, as well as intimate solo show conversations. I’ve found storytelling to be the best way to really connect with people, learn from each other, and be real. So that’s…
EP41: Lessons From Our Travels
Aug 14, 2018 • 29 min
If you have been following the show, you may know that this summer, we took a trip of a lifetime. We spent six weeks enjoying amazing places, meeting friends old and new, and doing things that we have never done before. My husband and I wanted to do…
EP40: Your Communication M.O.
Jul 31, 2018 • 19 min
Episode 40! Whoo! I am really pumped that the podcast has gotten this far, and I’m just going to celebrate that for a minute! And I encourage you too, to celebrate where you’re making progress, where you’re growing. What you’ll hear today is…
EP39: Fired Up Inspiration: Three Things Right Now
Jul 17, 2018 • 19 min
Being able to put myself in the orbit of people, books, podcasts, and other things that light me up and fire me up activates me to make things happen. In this episode, I will share the three things that is firing me up right now to really embrace our…
EP38: But who are you, really?
Jul 3, 2018 • 18 min
It takes courage to live a truly naked life, to know yourself deeply (including the parts you don’t like that much or want to change), and then to share that truly naked self with others. People never stop communicating, even in silence. And I’ve…
EP 37: How I Wrote A Book, Why I Wrote It, and What I Learned
Jun 19, 2018 • 27 min
Summer has always been a special time for me… and as many of you know, my family and I are fulfilling a dream this summer to travel together outside the country. So, more days than not, I’ll show you something of our life in London, Catalunia, and…
EP36: Food, Health, and Injustice: Radical Truth for Every Body with Ali Shapiro
Jun 5, 2018 • 53 min
Whoa, this is a deep one. Ali and I were connected through a mutual friend because of some common history… cancer survivors, Penn grads, podcast hosts, shake-things-up types. This could have been several episodes, as we discuss some HUGE topics from…
EP34: Be a Better Communicator
May 22, 2018 • 27 min
I’ve found that the quality of our relationships directly impacts both our personal fulfillment, and our professional success. And yet, our relationships can also be super challenging. They can bring disappointment and stress. In today’s show I’m walking…
EP 33: The Path to Self-Confidence with Sheena Yap Chan
May 8, 2018 • 45 min
I talk to so many truly bright, capable, accomplished women who still struggle with self-doubt, imposter syndrome, or worthiness. Many struggle with the deep self-confidence they so crave, and that others assume they have. I connected with today’s guest,…
EP32: I’m Not Pretty…
May 1, 2018 • 17 min
My kids are truly some of my best teachers. It may sound cliche, but they school me daily. On today’s show I’m talking about how an interaction with my daughter was a huge “A-HA” moment for me. It was really another…
EP 31: What Does It Mean to Be an Ambitious Woman?
Apr 24, 2018 • 60 min
I met Queirra in Vegas, but it’s not as shady as that may sound… Queirra and I met at a public speaking training for women leaders. I think we were meant to meet, because we were the two winners of an online speaking contest. I was immediately drawn to…
EP30: Will it ever be enough?
Apr 10, 2018 • 11 min
This episode is personal. I talk about several questions that haunt me. A mantra I use to regain my sense of grounding and gratitude. The issue of privilege and access to opportunity. The grain of sand in my oyster shell. And other thoughts on my own…
EP29: Living a Shameless Life: Bigger, Bolder, Braver with Sara Dean
Apr 3, 2018 • 52 min
When Sara interviewed me for her podcast, the conversation flowed immediately. Sara was so honest, open, and generous. She shared her stories with heart and vulnerability. She also went out of her way to share her podcasting wisdom with me, to guide me as…
EP28: 4 Things That May Change Your Life
Mar 27, 2018 • 12 min
I can’t tell you how many women I talk to that feel like they’ve lost their SPARK, their passion, their drive or creativity. Bright and capable women, who want to reconnect with themselves, who want to fuel their fire (or the small embers that are left).…
EP27: On Living an E.P.I.C. Life with Julie Neale
Mar 13, 2018 • 56 min
This conversation with Julie almost felt like the continuation of an ongoing conversation, even though it was the first time we’d actually talked! I loved hearing the stories of how her work has evolved, how she’s been shaped by motherhood, and how her…
EP26: This is NOT Me Hating Men
Mar 6, 2018 • 16 min
I’ve got some stories to share from the past 6 months of my life that have stood out for me. Since going into business for myself I’ve seen how many women struggle with self-doubt. How it holds them back from sharing their ideas, from taking risks. And,…
EP25: The Power of Healing in Community with Sera Snyder
Feb 27, 2018 • 58 min
How can we do “healing” better? How can we approach physical challenges with more grace, self-compassion, and support? How can we see pain as an opportunity for growth and wellness? These are some of the questions that today’s guest, Sera Snyder of…
EP24: Life Purpose and Privilege
Feb 20, 2018 • 25 min
In this episode, I get into the sticky topic of our purpose and our privilege. After years of reading and learning about my own privilege, and moving through guilt and responsibility, I’m still peeling back the layers… getting more “naked.” I want…
EP23: How to Have Room for More Compassion to Include Yourself
Feb 6, 2018 • 16 min
We all get to a point in our lives when we can’t seem to get a grip on every detail that’s going on. We tend to drift. We tend to disconnect. We tend to judge ourselves. How do we get back on our feet when this happens? As what Jack Kornfield, Buddhist…
EP22: Why I’m really trying to embrace change (and you should too)
Jan 30, 2018 • 18 min
In today’s episode I’m jamming on how we manage change in our lives… because it’s everywhere, all the time, across the board. And we often resist it. It feels uncomfortable or scary. We can feel out of control and stressed as changes arise. I get into why…
EP21: The Mental Health Revolution: Changing the Conversation with Alison Malmon
Jan 23, 2018 • 56 min
Alison Malmon is a totally inspiring leader in the movement to de-stigmatize mental health nationwide. Shehe spoke about starting a nonprofit, Active Minds, 15 years ago in the aftermath of her brother’s suicide. She’s a total powerhouse, driven by her…
EP20: How do YOU make a difference?
Jan 16, 2018 • 27 min
In today’s show I tell stories of dance-a-thons, treks to Mt. Kilimanjaro, hoagie drop-offs, and burrito deliveries… all in service of making a difference, before I even realized that’s what I was being “taught.” It’s not about being perfect or saintly or…
EP19: Step into Your Moxie and Find Your Voice with Alexia Vernon
Jan 9, 2018 • 58 min
Alexia (Lex) Vernon is a big-hearted, brilliant, ambitious woman on a mission to help women step into their moxie and share their voices powerfully from any stage. Lex has built a successful speaking and training career, as well as being an author with a…
EP18: Bring It On 2018! Here’s How.
Jan 1, 2018 • 17 min
I wish so much for you in the year ahead. So. Much. And I want to support you in making it happen. Courageously, powerfully, and on your terms. I believe that the change from one year to the next is an opportunity to reflect and create. To look at how you…
EP17: Living and Dying in Peace with Joselin Linder
Dec 26, 2017 • 59 min
I was so blown away by the courage and wisdom of today’s guest. And just straight up fascinated by her personal story. Joselin Linder is caring an extremely rare gene that has killed several members of her family for generations, and has only recently…
EP16: How to Handle Stress During the Holidays (and always)
Dec 19, 2017 • 16 min
This time of year can be crazy in the West. There’s a lot that I love about this season, and several things that make me feel a bit nutty. I know I’m not alone in this December feeling. I’ve been talking to all of my clients and friends about it… the…
EP15: A Mother’s Mission to Make Education Available for All: Eliza’s Story
Dec 12, 2017 • 54 min
Tanya is a mom of three children. Her oldest child was born with Cerebral Palsy. Like many parents who have children with challenges, she experienced anger, denial, frustration, and much joy in raising their daughter. She is the founder of UP Academy, an…
EP14: Help! Can Ambition and Motherhood Coexist?
Dec 5, 2017 • 20 min
In today’s show I share my own stories of trying to balance work and family (sometimes well and sometimes… not so much). I also give several ways that I believe we can support ourselves, and each other, in balancing our professional desires with being a…
EP13: Heal Sexual Trauma and Reclaim Pleasure with Rachael Maddox
Nov 28, 2017 • 55 min
If you’ve been following the media in the States, there’s been a big and important conversation going recently on about sexual abuse against women. Rachael’s work on healing sexual trauma speaks directly to this issue and peels back the curtain on how to…
EP12: 5 Ways to Really Practice Gratitude
Nov 21, 2017 • 24 min
On today’s show I’m talking about how I do gratitude in my life, and how it makes a huge difference in my happiness. I give my 5 do/don’ts of gratitude… The ways that I use a gratitude practice (and it really does take practice) to make me a happier, more…
EP11: Understanding Feminine Energy, Intuition, and Self-Love with Elizabeth DiAlto
Nov 14, 2017 • 50 min
This podcast would likely not exist without today’s guest. She’s been a mentor of mine for over a year & I’ve learned so much about who I am and how I want to lead through her example. She’s taught me the power of listening to my intuition, trusting…
EP10: How to Have a Better Marriage
Nov 7, 2017 • 28 min
I know marriages can be complicated, messy, and unique (I’ve been in one for over a decade myself!). In this show I offer you 6 key ways I’ve found to bolster marriages. When used, they can make for better communication, deeper intimacy, less conflict,…
EP9: The Power of Receiving with Maru Iabichela
Oct 31, 2017 • 46 min
If you’ve ever felt stuck, like you’re trying everything and nothing is working, this episode will inspire you to see things from a fresh perspective. Maru has moved from the gas being cut off in her home and becoming a single mother, to building a global…
EP8: 3 Ways to Find Yourself
Oct 24, 2017 • 15 min
This show stems from many conversations with bright, passionate, and accomplished women who feel a bit lost or disconnected. Whether they’re moms, wives/partners, or some combination of many roles… I keep hearing from women who want to feel more connected…
EP7: Making the World a Better Place, One Leader at a Time with Rachel Rosen
Oct 17, 2017 • 53 min
Yet again, I’m so amazed by the women I get to talk to on this show. Rachel is a teacher, an activist, a leader, and a hugely kind hearted person. She tackles big, challenging topics of racial equity, school inclusion, new models for leadership, and more.…
EP6: How a Weekend Blew My Mind: Women Leading the Way
Oct 10, 2017 • 28 min
I recorded this show for you right after I returned from a conference, Emerging Women Live, that blew my mind (and burst my heart.) I was deeply inspired, stretched to my edges, and motivated to action. From stories of unexpected human connection, to…
EP5: Yoga, social justice, and taking risks with Erica Barth
Oct 3, 2017 • 47 min
Erica is super bright, knowledgeable, and passionate about social justice, yogic activism building a business for good. This episode will light you up about how YOU can make changes, face challenges, and be more intentional about how you live your life.…
EP4: Girlfriends are the Bomb
Sep 26, 2017 • 20 min
I recorded this episode after a ridiculously fun and soul-filling weekend with my friends. I was reminded of the unbelievable beauty and power of women who fully see you, get you (all of you), support you (no matter what), love you (even when you F up),…
EP3: YOU have guides and angels (even if you’re a psychic virgin) with Shannon Walbran
Sep 21, 2017 • 58 min
Wow, this conversation was SO fascinating and fun. Shannon Walbran is South Africa’s top psychic, who shares her story from being raised Catholic in Minneapolis to finding her psychic path in the Sinai Desert of Egypt. A frequent guest on South Africa’s…
EP2: Overcoming Fear, Building Community, and Being YOU with Tepsii
Sep 15, 2017 • 48 min
Tepsii is a successful online entrepreneur, with a gift for building community and writing compelling copy, while raising three kids in South Africa. I loved this conversation so much! Tepsii’s so full of life — She shares her stories, of both struggles…
EP1: Finding Calm in a Busy World with Grace Estripeaut
Sep 15, 2017 • 52 min
If you’ve ever been curious about how you can bring more ease and peace into your life, even when it feels crazy and impossible, tune in to this episode. Our conversation was super fun, and very real, which is exactly how she approaches mediation. I…
EP0: Naked Conversations Revealed: What to Expect from this Show and Me
Sep 12, 2017 • 17 min
This is Naked Conversations. It’s about being more YOU, feeling more confident, alive, powerful, and really connected to the people in your life. Even when it’s scary or uncomfortable. In future episodes I interview amazing women (and the occasional…