Adult Struggles

Adult Struggles
Real Life Skills and Lessons on how to Adult
021: Career Comeback: How to Overcome Company Layoffs
Feb 19 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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.