Adult Struggles

Adult Struggles
Real Life Skills and Lessons on how to Adult

034: Is your Humble Personality Preventing your Career Success?
May 21 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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.