Girl Tries Life Podcast
Changing Course to a Sweet Direction with Deidre Lotecki

Changing Course to a Sweet Direction with Deidre Lotecki

July 9, 2020

Today on the podcast we're joined by the owner of Sweet Relief Pastries, Deidre Lotecki. She shares with us her journey to the sweet things in life, training with the CIA, our shared experience of meeting our partners in the hotel industry, and how her business is pivoting during the pandemic. 

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The Four Keys to Lasting Habit Change

The Four Keys to Lasting Habit Change

July 1, 2020

Today we are launching the Stress Less Habits Challenge, so I want to share with you how we actually make habits stick. According to James Clear, the author of Atomic Habits, there are four key principles you need in place, otherwise making or breaking habits will be unbelievably difficult. 

It's not too late to join the challenge, you can join at any time, at http://stresslesshabits.com 

 

 

Thriving as an Artist with Kelsey Merkeley

Thriving as an Artist with Kelsey Merkeley

June 25, 2020

In today's interview I'm joined by my friend and former coworker, Kelsey Merkeley. Kelsey is an insanely talented artist and goldsmith, makes the most beautiful jewelry, is strategic beyond compare and travels the world to hone her craft. We talk about what it was like growing up in small town BC, what apprenticeship looks like in the world of jewelry, balancing her artistic work and the nonprofit sector, and what she learned from her time in Italy working with world renowned goldsmiths. 

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For full show notes go to http://girltrieslife.com/podcast 

Creative Solutions and Doctors Without Borders with Cassandra Arnold

Creative Solutions and Doctors Without Borders with Cassandra Arnold

June 18, 2020

Cassandra Arnold has lived a truly fascinating life. At 34 years old with a young son, she decided she was going to go into medicine. The end goal? To become a doctor with Doctors Without Borders. After many years of working in emerg, working across Africa, retiring and moving to Canada, Cassandra has captured her experiences in books and in her artwork. 

We talk about taking on a challenge like medicine as a single parent, the resilience required to work in hard hit countries, how doctors have been expecting a pandemic for quite some time and how we need to be more creative in our problem solving (in all areas of life).

For full show notes go to http://girltrieslife.com/podcast 

Work Life Flow with Shanika Abeysinghe

Work Life Flow with Shanika Abeysinghe

June 12, 2020

Today on the podcast I'm joined by my fellow mastermind member and co-founder of Bessie Box, Shanika Abeysinghe. Shanika is startup savvy and a communications expert. She also shares my experience of massive burnout. We talk about what it takes to be resilient, work life flow instead of that elusive 'balance', how to keep healthy while growing a business, communicating during COVID and more. 

For full show notes go to http://girltrieslife.com/podcast

The Good Reason We Self-Sabotage… and How to Change It

The Good Reason We Self-Sabotage… and How to Change It

June 4, 2020

Today on the podcast we're talking about all the good reasons for not getting what we want. We all know what we could be doing, 'should' be doing, need to be doing, or the action we'd like to take... but we often get in our own way. We're going to talk about why that is and HOW TO CHANGE IT!

To take part in Cohort 3 of Don't Just Survive - Thrive: Building Resilience During COVID-19 email me. 

Affecting Change Through Policy and Activism with Shifrah Gadamsetti

Affecting Change Through Policy and Activism with Shifrah Gadamsetti

May 28, 2020

Today on the podcast we're joined by Shifrah Gadamsetti to talk about advocating for your health, getting into politics from a policy level, what it's like to work on a political campaign and fairly simple ways that you and I can affect change. 

If you're an essential worker, please head to http://stresslessladies.com/frontline to get free access to Don't Just Survive - Thrive: Building Resilience During COVID-19. 

 

The Pain of Emotional Limbo

The Pain of Emotional Limbo

May 25, 2020

Whether or not we're in a pandemic, limbo is a feeling most people hate. You're one foot in two paths and struggle to make a decision or commit. It sucks. I've definitely been in emotional limbo of late and hate to dig deep into the strategies that help propel me into action, so I hope these four strategies help you as well. 

For more self-care during self isolation strategies go to http://stresslessladies.com

 

An Empowered Cycle with Cassandra Wilder

An Empowered Cycle with Cassandra Wilder

May 14, 2020

Today on the podcast we're joined by Naturopathic Doctor, Cassandra Wilder, to talk all about how we can better match our cycles to our energy so that we can knock it out of the park. Ever notice that some weeks you're sluggish and others you're riding high on creativity? Well, let's start to better align our work flow to our other flow (pun intended) and you'll see some magic happen. 

For full show notes go to http://girltrieslife.com/podcast-159 

How Entrepreneurs Can Manage The Challenges of COVID-19 with Hannah Cree

How Entrepreneurs Can Manage The Challenges of COVID-19 with Hannah Cree

May 7, 2020

Today on the podcast I'm joined by previous guest and an incredible mentor of mine, Hannah Cree. Hannah is the co-founder of CMNGD linens and shares the intense changes their business has undergone through COVID-19, how they are adapting, the most important thing for entrepreneurs to reflect on, advice for managing stress and much more. 

For full show notes go to http://girltrieslife.com/podcast