Bonus - Part 2: Weight & Food Freedom

"There's this idea that if we love ourselves, then we're only eating healthy food, exercising every day of the week; doing all these chores... To eat & exercise the way "they" tell us we should... I would argue that NONE of that is loving ourselves. It's not loving yourself if you're following someone else's rules of what you "should" be doing for your body. I would argue that that's abandoning yourself. Actually loving yourself is pausing every day and asking yourself how you feel and what you want to feel" ~ Roni Davis

 
 

Duration: 1:19

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In honour of Eating Disorder Awareness Week, I'm dedicating 2 bonus episodes on the podcast to 2 amazing women who are sharing their stories of recovery and empowerment.
 
Trigger Warning: Mention of eating disorders.
 
In Bonus ep 2, I bring on my friend Roni Davis,...
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Bonus - Part 1: Recovering from body dysmorphia & bulimia

"Our culture revolves around food and drink. You can't turn on the TV without seeing something about how someone looks. There's ads for every different way to exercise or food to eat. It's an obsessed culture with body and vanity. Men, boys, women, girls, everyone has to deal with it." Cheryl Botas




Duration: 1:04
 
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In honour of Eating Disorder Awareness Week, I'm dedicating 2 bonus episodes on the podcast to 2 amazing women who are sharing their stories of recovery and empowerment.
 
Trigger Warning: Brief mention of sexual assault (but no explicit details shared) and eating disorders.
 
In Bonus ep 1, I bring on my past client and friend Cheryl Botas, to share her story of growing up with body dysmorphia and bulimia that was driven by low self-esteem, anxiety and trauma.
 
She shares her battle and RECOVERY.
 
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*Bonus* - Resilience through great loss

"I needed something good to come from the worst imaginable experience (Tiffany's son, Braedon, passing away) I think anyone could face in this world, so I started the Braeden foundation before I even knew what it would do."  ~ Tiffany Agnew


Duration: 53:48
 
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In this BONUS episode, I brings on a friend and one of the very few people I have ever called a "hero" in my life. I bring on Tiffany Agnew to talk about the most impactful events in her life and how she turned loss into an opportunity to take life-affirming and life-changing action.
 
We talk about the cool story on how we first met and tried to set up a "playdate" with our teenage sons.
 
Tiffany shares how  discovering the Self Help book 'The Secret' through Oprah and a chance encounter with a stranger started her self-help journey.
 
Tiffany shares...
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028 - Season Finale - Lessons of 2020

"My biggest takeaway of 2020 personally, was the focus on the relationship with my husband..." ~ Amanda 

 

Duration: 40:33
 
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First, I want to thank EVERYONE who was a guest or who have listened to Season 1 of The Women Disrupted Podcast. You have helped me make a 3 year dream come true. I appreciate ALL of your support from the bottom of my heart.
 
In today's episode, I am ending it like I started it, with just me and my microphone. This is me unedited and unfiltered.
 
After reflecting over the past year, I  will be sharing my WHY behind the podcast. It's not exactly what and where I want it to be, but I will be patient and keep working towards my vision. Nothing happens over night and very little can even happen in a year. I hope you stick around to see it evolve.
 
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027 - Living with adult ADHD

"ADHD, isn't an attention deficit, it's a 'regulation of attention' deficit, the attention is there, it's either on everything or super focused on one thing and regulating between these two polar opposites is super difficult." ~ Sarah


 

Duration: 50:06
 
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In today's episode:
  • I bring on Sarah McIntyre to talk about what it's like living with ADHD in her every day life, as well as, what its like to be diagnosed later in life with ADHD.
  • We touch on her experience with the trial and error nature of trying different medications
  • Sarah shares common traits to look for, as well as, some lesser-known ones...
  • We talk a lot about our shared experience of being in a long term relationship where one partner has ADHD and the challenges that can come along with that.
  • We also discuss about at what point does ADHD become not...
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026 - Why we need a Death Doula

"Death and talking about it is almost like the last taboo, you know? Everybody is out there telling you about their sex lives and it's being more normalized... But death; who do you hear talking about that?" ~ Elisabeth


 

Duration: 1:10
 
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In today's episode:
  • I bring on Elisabeth Almerini on to talk about all things death, dying, and funerals. Why? Because Elisabeth is an end of life doula. She is someone who accompanies you or helps you and your family in your final weeks or days of life.
  • We get to learn about the ins and outs of what her unique career path means for her patients. We touch on what actually happens to our bodies within our last days of living, as well as normalizing talking about death.
  • Elisabeth shares about the death cafe that she runs. It is where people go and talk about death explicitly to help normalize it to...
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025 - Disrupting the mental health stigma

"It's just not normalized to be proactive about our mental health, it's very reactive...It is not routine enough to be asked about our mental health, vs our physical health, we need to change this" ~ Laura


Duration: 1:04

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In today's episode:
  • I bring on my friend, Laura, who runs Laura Gatien & Associates Counselling Services. Laura does a great deal for her local community, including weekly free counselling services. Laura's goal is to bring more awareness to the importance of normalizing proactive mental health care and removing barriers so that all have access to mental health services.
  • We discuss why there's a difference in the way we care about our physical health care versus our mental health care and how we can help change this. Not only within ourselves, but in the healthcare system.
  • We also talk about how outside...
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024 - How to have FIERCE conversations

"Conversations equal relationships and when you're more focused on niceness, it prevents honesty. I believe in order to have a good and productive conversations (and therefore relationships) , you need honesty." ~ Harriette Schumacher



 

Duration: 52:48

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In today's episode:
  • I bring on my guest Harriette Schumacher, an Executive & Leadership Coach to talk about how women can have more FIRECE conversations in the workforce in order to become better leaders.
  • Harriette helps women redefine what leadership means for them, so that they will thrive more in the workforce environment that was never designed for them to thrive.
  • We discuss how we live in a culture of 'niceness" and how this leads to inauthentic communications and relationships in the workforce, which can then also spill over to our personal lives.
  • So many are afraid of having conversations...
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023 - Women In Politics

"It doesn't have to be a "man's world anymore, the world can adapt to women in power. We don't have to change, be, look or talk a certain way in order to be take seriously. We can be take seriously just as we are and the world SHOULD change for us" ~ Amanda

Duration: 1:10

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In today's episode:
  • I bring on an interesting guest to talk about something that hasn't been discussed on the show all that much before. In the context of the US election and the recent provincial election in my province, I bring on Brianna Faulkner, who has been in Canadian politics since the age of 19. She's the chair of the code of conduct committee for a political party In Nova Scotia (we are keeping the discussion non-partisan).
  • Brianna gives us a MASSIVE insight into the inner workings of provincial politics and how being a woman in politics REALLY is.
  • Brianna's goal is to ensure...
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022 - Disrupting Dress Codes

"When you're working somewhere, the dress code might be worked into the contract and then there's a consequence to not abiding by it. So, when you think of kids in school and what their JOB is... Their JOB is to show up, participate, be ready to learn. It's not their job to represent the image of the school. Their job is to be comfortable to learn." - Caroline


Duration: 1:06

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I have seen an influx of stories in the news lately regarding the discrimination against how womxn dress in the professional environment. Womxn are getting hate mail or fired from jobs, when there is truly nothing wrong with how they chose to dress their bodies. I feel that this is a reflection about how much society still sexualizes and objectifies womxn's bodies, especially in comparison to men. 
 
Most dress codes target womxn or girls with their strict guidelines on the size of a...
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