Sexuality, Modern Day Teaching, Diverse Reading and Loss with Nicole Potter

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. 



Ergonomics, Diversification and Building Resiliency with Irma Janzen

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. 

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Intellectual Garbage Bears, The Camino and Unstructured Time with Anita Hofer

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. 

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Dragon’s Den, Entrepreneurship and Healthy Eating with Leah Garrad-Cole

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. 

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Emotional Eating and How to Heal Your Relationship With Food with Isabel Foxen Duke

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.



Surviving Cancer, Travel Blogging & NOT Setting Goals with Dalene Heck

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. 





Authenticity, Asking For Help and Mama Coaching with Samantha Kimura

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 

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Creating Confidence, Coping with Loss & Finding Your Drive with Lucy Wyndham-Read

July 6, 2017

Today we're joined by YouTube Fitness Instructor, Lucy Wyndham-Read. With over 13 million views of Lucy's 800+ videos, she's well on her way to achieving her mission to get the world fit. In this interview, Lucy shares with me her experience joining the army at 17, how she handled the loss of her fiance at such a young age, how she set herself apart in a competitive field, body positivity and how her YouTube channel was born.

And... for two lucky listeners they will get the chance to win one of her Cardio Characters if they enter by July 19th. To do so, head to 



Foster Care, Finding the Pony and Being a Disruptor with KGB

June 22, 2017

Karen Gallagher-Burt, affectionately known as KGB, has many roles. Mother of Many. Team Manager. Mother. Wife. Volunteer. Friend. Colleague. Disruptor. I came to know her as a coworker of sorts, and as I've come to know her more fully, she blows me away. We talk about her experience fostering 44 children, the key words to maintain a long, happy marriage, where she believes the non-profit sector is going, the importance of humanity in the face of poverty, and so much more.

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Infertility, Sombreros and Living in the Present with Kaeleigh MacDonald

June 8, 2017

Kaeleigh MacDonald, the blogger behind Unpregnant Chicken, joins us to talk about her experience trying to conceive, building an online community, juggling all the hats and all the things, the three lessons she'd teach her son and the importance of living in the present. 

Shownotes can be found at