Adult Struggles

Adult Struggles
Real Life Skills and Lessons on how to Adult

051: How to “Glow through what you Go Through” w/ Katie DePaola, Founder & CEO, Inner Glow Circle
Jan 14 • 36 min
Meet Katie DePaola, Founder & CEO of Inner Glow Circle, the #1 training company for women coaches and entrepreneurs. Katie has built her online business through plenty of hard work and sacrifice as many entrepreneurs have, but she has also…
050: Investing Shouldn’t Be Intimidating
Nov 19, 2019 • 57 min
Ft. Danielle Town
049: Money & Marriage: Financial Tips for Couples
Sep 10, 2019 • 29 min
Managing your money can be difficult on your own, but what happens when you get married? Well, things can get a lot more complicated. Who is paying the bills? How much are you spending on groceries? Are you contributing to a savings account? The list…
048: Can you be Addicted to Sugar?
Sep 4, 2019 • 30 min
A couple of months ago, in episode 32, we talked about overcoming binge eating or emotional eating struggles with Amber Romaniuk. And in that episode we briefly touched on the power that sugar can have over your mind, and the damage it can do to the…
047: Thirty Life Crisis | Behind the Book w/ Author Lisa Schwartz
Aug 27, 2019 • 32 min
I’m excited to give you a behind the scenes look at Lisa Schwartz’ new book Thirty Life Crisis! You may know Lisa from her 10+ years on Youtube, where she has amassed 2+ million subscribers and over 395 million views. Now she’s putting her comedic…
046: Reset your Financial Life: 28-Day Money Roadmap Challenge
Aug 20, 2019 • 40 min
We’re tackling money management and how to get your finances back on track. Whether you have large debts to your name, your spending is out of control, or you just don’t know where your money is going…Certified Financial Planner Anna Sergunina…
045: The Things that didn’t Faze you as a Kid…but Terrify You as an Adult!
Aug 13, 2019 • 43 min
There are things in life that come easy when you’re a kid, but when you grow up, change into anxiety-ridden chores… you know, the things that you don’t think twice about when you’re just living your best kid life. In this episode, I’m sharing 3 things…
044: Updates, Podcast Movement 2019, and more!
Aug 6, 2019 • 27 min
In this episode, I provide an update of what to expect on the Adult Struggles podcast, how it got started, and where my inspiration for the episodes comes from. Plus, I tell a quick story about the first time I gave someone my “wise” life advice…
043: Dancing Coast to Coast with Jazmine Curie
Jul 30, 2019 • 26 min
Living with No Regrets
042: Finding Financial Freedom w/ Shane & Jocelyn Sams
Jul 23, 2019 • 48 min
Today’s guests are Shane & Jocelyn Sams, the dynamic duo behind Shane and Jocelyn are former school teachers. After years of bad bosses, job losses, and frustration at work, they started an online business. That business…
041: Social Media Killed the High School Reunion
Jul 16, 2019 • 35 min
Are high school reunions relevant anymore? Reunions used to be the best way to catch up with old friends that have lost touch. But now, social media allows you to get a quick status update on anyone - anytime, anywhere. It’s not like back when our…
040: Buying a Home on Instagram w/ the Millennial Realtor
Jul 9, 2019 • 40 min
Buying your first home is one of the biggest decision you will make. Before you start house hunting, there are financial considerations and basic homeowner commitments you need to understand. In this episode, you’ll hear from licensed realtor Ed…
039: Network Marketing: What does it take to be successful?
Jul 2, 2019 • 45 min
Whether selling hair care, make-up, health products, fitness programs, or ANY product for a multi-level marketing company, there’s no doubt a big mystery surrounding how to actually be successful in this type of business. In this episode, you will hear…
038: Exploring Your City & Making Friends w/ @Dallasites101
Jun 25, 2019 • 40 min
Meet Lily & Kara, two friends who started @Dallasites101, an Instagram account all about popular local happenings in Dallas that has since blossomed into a full-time business! In this episode, we’re talking all about making cross-country moves and smooth…
037: What is Imposter Syndrome…& Do YOU Have it?!
Jun 18, 2019 • 34 min
Have you ever felt like your work isn’t up to par, or you aren’t qualified or good enough? Like you don’t deserve that promotion, and your success is just dumb luck? Well you aren’t alone! Imposter Syndrome Solution coach Trisha Barker shares how she…
036: Building Business in a Rare Niche: Crafting Harp Guitars
Jun 4, 2019 • 37 min
After playing a harp guitar in an old vintage store, David Powell fell in love with the instrument. But it’s a rare item, so he decided to build his own with help from his brother. Now they run their own shop, Tonedevil Guitars, and craft modernized harp…
035: Transitioning out of the 9-5
May 28, 2019 • 37 min
Feeling overwhelmed by a lack of freedom and flexibility, London-based entrepreneur Rebecca Jade Hoole left her corporate job of 10+ years behind. Now as a certified “Career Change Coach,” she helps others do the same! It’s not an easy decision to leave…
034: Is your Humble Personality Preventing your Career Success?
May 21, 2019 • 8 min
Is your humbleness standing in the way of your success at work? If you want to advance in your career, you need to learn how to strategically showcase your accomplishments. I’m sharing 3 tips to help you showcase your talents and hardwork. In this…
033: 6 Lessons from 6 Months of Podcasting + Giveaway
May 14, 2019 • 15 min
In this episode, I’m celebrating a big milestone by sharing 6 things I have learned from hosting the Adult Struggles Podcast for the past 6 months. So whether you’re curious what this journey has been like, or perhaps you want to try podcasting yourself,…
032: Emotional Eating Triggers & Treatment
May 7, 2019 • 45 min
Amber Romaniuk is an Emotional Eating, Digestive and Hormone Expert who helps professional women achieve optimal health through mindful eating, self-care and overcoming self-sabotage with food. Amber overcame her own emotional eating after spending 5…
031: Exploring the Student Loan Solution w/ Author David Carlson
Apr 30, 2019 • 50 min
As of this year, 44 million borrowers collectively owe $1.5 trillion in student loan debt in the U.S. alone. Raise your hand if you’re one of those 44 million souls (I’m one of ‘em!). In this episode, David Carlson, author of Student Loan Solution and…
030: Creating a Positive Headspace on Social Media
Apr 23, 2019 • 30 min
In this hybrid episode, you’ll first learn how to maintain a positive headspace on social media by following my 3 actionable tips on your own social accounts. Then you’ll hear from my guest, “Positivity Enthusiast” Melanie Aman, who runs a…
029: Embracing the Inner Nerd: Disney, Star Wars & Cosplay - Oh My!
Apr 16, 2019 • 74 min
Growing up, most of us tried to hide our “nerdy” hobbies to the best of our abilities. But lately, thanks to the rise of major fandoms like Game of Thrones and the resurgence of the Star Wars films, the geeks are loud and proud! As a self-proclaimed nerd…
028: Self-Acceptance & Body Positivity
Apr 9, 2019 • 39 min
Have you ever felt a lack of life purpose, or that you’re simply going through the motions in your career & relationships? Keidi Janz shares how you can take charge and live a more fulfilling life through self-acceptance. You may remember Keidi from…
027: Fostering & Adoption: Is it right for you?
Apr 2, 2019 • 37 min
Have you ever considered fostering or adopting a child, but didn’t know where to get started? In this episode, you’ll hear from Danielle Hofstetter, the Clinical Director of Community and Family Services Foundation. She has 10+ years’ experience working…
026: Celebration of Women’s History Month
Mar 26, 2019 • 17 min
Did you know the entire month of March is designated as Women’s History Month? This episode is a collaborative effort with women around the world in celebration of the women who inspire us! From women in the spotlight, to women in history, to the women in…
025: Getting Involved in your Community w/ Volunteer Match
Mar 19, 2019 • 36 min
Your time is valuable - donate it! National Volunteer Month is coming up in April, so set aside some time to check out opportunities in your community. I’m talking with Basil, Sr. Marketing Manager at Volunteer Match, to learn about finding the right…
024: Money Management & Investing for Millennials
Mar 12, 2019 • 40 min
After earning a full ride scholarship to Yale, Tara planned on going to medical school. Unable to afford the application fees, she decided to work at an investment firm…with zero experience in the financial industry. Today, she is a Chartered Financial…
023: Battle of Mind & Body: Conquering Anorexia
Mar 5, 2019 • 42 min
After a battle with anorexia, Caralyn conquered the disease with help from inpatient treatment, her strong Catholic faith, and her supportive family. Now years into recovery, she writes about her past struggles on the Beauty Beyond Bones blog. In this…
022: 8 Interpretations of Self-Love
Feb 26, 2019 • 18 min
In this special episode, 8 influencers from different walks of life and parts of the world share their personal definitions of self-love. Thank you to the participants: Nikki Tinebra (@mvrmaidhair), Cetiera Carmona (@cetiera), Shelley Twilley…
021: Career Comeback: How to Overcome Company Layoffs
Feb 19, 2019 • 26 min
Matt is a skilled marketing analyst in the Bay Area who found himself unexpectedly unemployed after a company layoff. Rather than lament over the situation, Matt used this time to evaluate his goals and seek out a job he loves. He shares the key actions…
020: Wonderful World of Wine w/ Sommelier Madeline Puckette
Feb 12, 2019 • 51 min
In this episode, certified sommelier Madeline Puckette talks everything wine-related, from her first sip of wine at age 9, to losing her job and landing her first job in the wine industry, to the creation of the Wine Folly blog and books. And of course,…
019: Hope & Healing after Miscarriage
Feb 5, 2019 • 27 min
Despite miscarriage being a fairly common occurrence, it is not often discussed. It will never be an easy story to share, but my guest Hannah knew it was important to speak out in the hopes of helping other women (and their spouses) through such a trying…
018: Adulting by Design: Creative Journals & Daily Doodles
Jan 29, 2019 • 35 min
Cristina Vanko is a Chicago-based freelance artist and creator of 2 books - Hand-lettering for Everyone and Adult-ish, both of which showcase her artistic talent. In this episode, we discuss Cristina’s background in art, from regularly attending Comic-Con…
017: Goal Setting Pt. 2: Self-Confidence is the Key to Accomplishment
Jan 22, 2019 • 43 min
Did you know that self-confidence is a learned skill that requires practice? You can train your brain to think more confidently, which will result in positive, successful outcomes in your life. In this episode, my guest Jacqui Letran teaches the power of…
016: Goal Setting Pt 1: Get Motivated, Stay Motivated!
Jan 15, 2019 • 32 min
Nadalie Bardo is here to help you slay your goals, so you can pursue your dream life! As the Founder of It’s All You Boo blog and creator of the Slay Your Goals Planner, she curates content to keep you motivated and inspired in life and business. In this…
015: With Rhyme & Reason: Hip Hop and High School English Converge
Jan 8, 2019 • 53 min
Nate Whitsell is an active member of the San Diego hip hop community, one half of rap duo The Piecemakers, and…a high school English teacher. He shares the incredible journey that led up to working at schools in Compton & South Central LA, how he utilizes…
014: Help Save the Environment w/ Levi Hildebrand
Jan 1, 2019 • 53 min
It can be difficult to commit to being more eco-friendly because you don’t always see an immediate change or impact. But today’s guest will change your thought process and empower your world-changing goals! Levi runs a Youtube channel, appropriately named…
Bonus Episode: What’s New in 2019
Dec 25, 2018 • 12 min
This week, I discuss the Top 5 things I am looking forward to in the New Year, including exciting plans to make Adult Struggles more interactive moving forward and a couple of big events I will be attending. Listen to hear what’s new in 2019, and be sure…
013: How Childhood Traumas Impact our Adult Lives
Dec 18, 2018 • 31 min
Clinical Mental Health Therapist Courtney Riddle addresses questions about how our past traumatic experiences can continue to trickle into our every day adult lives. Learn about the 2 most common ways trauma manifests in adulthood, the 3 different types…
012: Pet Adoption 101 w/ Humane Society of the United States
Dec 11, 2018 • 37 min
It’s the holiday season and a wonderful time to welcome a new pet into your life, donate to your local shelter, or volunteer your time! I’m speaking with Kimberley Alboum, Shelter Outreach and Policy Engagement Director at the Humane Society of the United…
011: Breaking out of your Comfort Zone with Comedian Linda Schwartz
Dec 4, 2018 • 41 min
Linda Schwartz is a stand up comedian and the host of She Shed Comedy podcast. So you would never guess that she suffered from social anxiety as a young adult. How did she break out of her comfort zone and destroy the fear that was holding her back?…
010: Neuromuscular Therapist on the Importance of Everyday Stretching
Nov 27, 2018 • 24 min
Whether you’re an athlete or not, stretching is vital in maintaining muscle function and health…but are you stretching the proper way? Erin Brassington is an Advanced Neuromuscular Therapist and Certified Health Educator. She specializes in reconnecting…
009: Gardening Tips - Plan Now, Plant Later
Nov 20, 2018 • 45 min
Ever wanted to grow your own fruits and vegetables? Learn how to get started from Plant Lady, Lana LeFevre! Lana shares her personal story about how gardening helped her through a difficult period in her life, plant care tips, gardening for beginners, and…
008: Generational Evolution of the Church Experience
Nov 13, 2018 • 35 min
Stephen co-founded Port City Church in Tacoma, WA, seeking to disrupt the church “industry” by changing people’s perspectives on God, the Church, and Christians. Port City is all about building a community of young adults who may have never experienced…
007: How Technology is Impacting your Vision
Nov 6, 2018 • 27 min
How do our wake-to-sleep screen habits affect our vision? I’m talking to Dr. Shawn Prapta, O.D., to get a better understanding of how technology is changing the eyesight of the millennial generation and what we can do to prevent as much damage as…
006: Youtube, Professional Dance, and Touring the World: How to Live your Passion
Oct 30, 2018 • 43 min
Brittany lives her life to the fullest by pursuing her passions for dance, travel, and entertaining others on a daily basis. Learn about how she puts her dreams in the forefront and the rewards and struggles that come along with it.
005: Postpartum Self-Care & Recovery w/ Sunflower Motherhood
Oct 23, 2018 • 50 min
Andrea Madril is the founder of Sunflower Motherhood, a company started by a new mom, for new moms! Andrea conceptualized her business shortly after having her first baby, in the hopes of helping other moms through their postpartum recovery. In this real…
004: Personal Branding Secrets from Self-made Investor and Entrepreneur Codie Sanchez
Oct 16, 2018 • 34 min
Creating your “personal brand” is easier said than done. That’s why I spoke with Codie Sanchez, businesswoman extraordinaire, to share her success story and advice for anyone looking to develop their brand. Codie has invested or advised 24+ start up…
003: Youtuber Fights Back Against Depression & Anxiety
Oct 9, 2018 • 65 min
We’re joined by Mackenzie Brown who runs a popular Youtube channel that revolves around make up, fashion, and Disney. But despite her typical happy persona, she also shares her ongoing struggles with anxiety and depression.
002: Former Miss Washington’s Pro Networking Secrets
Oct 9, 2018 • 34 min
Reina represented Washington State in the 2013 Miss America pageant, and most recently graduated from the University of Washington School of Law, currently awaiting her Bar Exam results. She shares the professional networking tips she has learned through…
001: Living, Working, and Adventuring in Europe
Oct 9, 2018 • 59 min
Meet Bailey Smith, a Portlander who spent the last 2 years living abroad in Germany and traveling throughout Europe. She shares the details about how to prepare for an overseas adventure, acquire housing in a foreign country, and overcome language…
000: What is the Adult Struggles podcast?
Oct 3, 2018 • 12 min
In this introductory episode, learn about the idea behind the Adult Struggles podcast, meet your host, and discover what you can expect to hear on future episodes.