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. 

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Not Wed or Dead, Destination Novels and a Positive Attitude with Katy Colins

May 25, 2017

When Katy Colins was broken up with days before her wedding, she could have sunk into a tub of Ben and Jerry's. Instead, she sold all her belongings and traveled the world. Her blog, Not Wed or Dead, ended up becoming much more than a travel blog, but a community for those recovering from heartache. Katy's experiences inspired her to write the Destination series, beginning with Destination Thailand. She shares her publishing experience, life lessons, and so much more.


Juggling, Community and Being Brave with Lourdes Juan

May 11, 2017

To know Lourdes Juan is to know a busy person. 

Named one of Calgary's Top 40 Under 40, I had to get Lourdes onto the podcast. I first came to hear about Lourdes through the Leftovers Foundation, a non-profit that rescues perfectly good food that was destined for the landfill and diverts it to people and organizations in need. She's also the owner of Soma Spa with the only Turkish hammam experience in Calgary and Hive Developments, an urban planning consultancy.

Did I mention she's in her early 30s?

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Fashion, Feminism and Diversity with Sarah G. Schmidt

April 27, 2017

Sarah G. Schmidt has a passion for fashion. That passion, however, extends far beyond individual clothes and into how fashion relates to culture, diversity, feminism and so much more. We talk about the books that have made an impact in Sarah's life, the quotes that inspire her and more. 

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Creating a Social Movement with Christy McMurray and Alison Lapczuk

April 20, 2017

Today I'm honoured to be joined by the co-founders of the Calgary chapter of 100 Women Who Care, Christy McMurray and Alison Lapczuk. 

We talk community, giving back, modelling volunteerism for your kids, careers, self-care and so much more. 

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How to Beat Burnout and Rekindle Your Inner Fire with Swati Chavda

April 13, 2017

Swati Chavda, neurosurgeon and author of Ignite: Beat Burnout and Rekindle Your Inner Fire, joins us on the Girl Tries Life podcast to talk about burnout, her life as a neurosurgeon, and mindfulness. 

She's also giving away a copy of her book to a lucky listener, so check out the shownotes at to find out how to win an e-copy of Ignite. 




Personal Branding, Travel and Living Your Passion with Steena Holmes

April 6, 2017

NYT and USA Today bestselling author, Steena Holmes, joins the Girl Tries Life podcast to share her wisdom on self-publishing and advice for authors. She talks about her passion for travel, the hopes for her travel blog, her favourite book, and she is even giving away a copy of her book, Saving Abby, to one of our lucky listeners!

Check out the shownotes at in order to find out how to win!