November 9, 2017
This week we're joined by tiny house owner and blogger, Jenna Spesard. Jenna shares her experience of trading in her Hollywood career for a tiny home, traveling the world, and how downsizing her things upsized her life.
Shownotes can be found at girltrieslife.com/podcast/41
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October 26, 2017
This week on the podcast we're joined by bestselling author and director of the Better Life Lab, Brigid Schulte. Brigid and I mainly talk about her book, Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has The Time.
I fall into the constantly busy category, so Brigid and I discussed how this happened to women in the first place, where women can find more leisure time, how the average worker can try and change their working environment, and how to diminish the desire to 'be it all all the time'.
October 17, 2017
This week on the podcast we're joined by my good friend Nicole Potter. She's a teacher who works with vulnerable youth, and I've always been fascinated by her job, so this was the perfect opportunity to talk about her job and more!
We talk all things sex (5:30), gender and sexuality (19:15), the etiquette around what's okay to ask and what's not (27:00), the history of Pride and when/why to attend (36:45), her job teaching vulnerable youth (43:00), how to add diversity to your reading list (58:30), the loss of her father and how to support someone going through loss (1:15:30), the question "how are you doing" (1:22:30) and wrap up with our final five questions.
September 29, 2017
Today on the podcast we're joined by my good friend Irma Janzen. As an occupational therapist, Irma shares with us the importance of ergonomics, practical advice for starting your own business, the importance of diversification, and what makes her furiously happy.
Shownotes for today can be found at http://girltrieslife.com/podcast/37
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September 13, 2017
I've known Anita Hofer for many years and am continually impressed by her work, philosophy on life, parenting style and her genuine spirit. That's why I'm so honoured to be joined by her today on the podcast. We talk about her career in communications, the challenges of modern day parenting, how one program changed her life, and the importance she places on unstructured time.
For shownotes, please go to www.girltrieslife.com/podcast/36
August 30, 2017
This week we're joined by Leah Garrad-Cole, the co-founder of Love Child Organics, a line of organic baby food that is incredibly popular in North America. Leah shares her experience starting a business from scratch, how they grew their brand to national distribution, their appearance on Dragon's Den, and her recently released cookbook. Leah also shares her top tips for entrepreneurs.
Shownotes can be found at www.girltrieslife.com/podcast/35
August 17, 2017
This week on the podcast we're joined by Isabel Foxen Duke, a health coach who helps women stop feeling crazy around food. So many women are rocking their careers, their love lives, their hobbies, and yet food can still be a huge trigger for them. I might occasionally (cough cough) be one of them.
Isabel breaks down the difference between emotional eating and binge eating, shares with us a little about her journey with food (for the full story listen to her interview on the Food Psych podcast), breaking free from diet culture, and the tangible things that you can do to begin repairing your relationship to food.
August 2, 2017
Today we're joined by National Geographic Traveler of the Year (2014), Dalene Heck. She's half of the duo, Hecktic Travels, and has been living on the road for the past 8 years. Dalene talks to us about how she and her husband came to sell all their possessions and travel, travel blogging, the media company that they've created, living a life with no regrets, and her recent battle with leukemia. She's in remission, but talks to us about the challenges she's faced and continues to face. It's a vulnerable and courageous interview, and I'm so glad that she has joined us.
July 19, 2017
This week on the Girl Tries Life Podcast we chat with my childhood friend, Samantha Kimura, about her new job as a Mama Coach. What is a Mama Coach, you ask? Well, listen and find out! We also talk about her experience with postpartum depression, what it's like having married your high school sweetheart, her career as a nurse, and learning to ask for help.
If you'd like to work with Sam as your Mama Coach, check out this website http://themamacoach.ca/sam-kimura/
For today's shownotes go to http://www.girltrieslife.com/podcast/32