S2 Ep7: Disrupting Life for Radical Self-Acceptance

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Duration: 54 min

On todays episode, I bring on Jaclyn Reinhart, musician, friend and past client. Today, we are doing a cross over episode, as this will also be airing on Jaclyn's podcast.
After styling Jaclyn for her new upcoming album cover, I bring her on to share about what I call her "radical acceptance journey". 
She shares about what she learned from working with me (a Style Coach) and how she was shocked by how much her self-expression (through her clothes) was connected with her past and beliefs.
Jaclyn shares how she was able to move past some limiting beliefs about her body and wardrobe so that she could authentically express herself with more confidence.
Jaclyn also shares about her struggles of pursuing her career, co-parenting and realizing she had surrounded herself with toxic people and a...
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Mini Disruptions #1 - Your appearance is not the currency of your worth

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Duration: 9 min

I am trying something new today on the podcast.

I am sharing my first episode in what I am going to call my "mini disruptions" (I may change this, haha!) I will use them to dive in deeper on a certain topic, thought or idea that has been percolating in my brain. So, here goes the first one on the idea that "your appearance is not the currency of your worth".

In a society that values beauty, youth and thinness. There’s really only a few who get to benefit from it. And even if you do, it’s still fleeting. So we get stuck in a never ending pursuit of chasing flawless skin, a thinner body or hiding the natural aging process by any means necessary. Even if it makes you miserable and unhappy. 

You think that it’s the price of admission to acceptance, validation or self-worth.

So many base their self worth on:

  • The size of their body
  • Lack of...
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S2 Ep6: Raising a gender diverse child

"Clothes are just an expression of who you are... but for trans people they can use them to help feel more like who they are and to also show others what gender they are, BUT we still don't want to make assumptions" ~ Jan


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Duration: 1:07

Today my guest, Jan Gootjes, is aiming to set precedent with a human rights violation case against a local summer camp that discriminate against her gender diverse son.
I brought Jan on to share her unique and important perspectives on raising a gender non-conforming child. 
We discuss many important aspects of how gender is perceived by ourselves and others, as well as her sons experience transitioning at a young age.
She shares an amazing story (that brought me to tears) on how he began to embrace who he actually is rather than what others and society put onto him from...
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S2 Ep5: 20 Personal, but fun facts

"Soooo... I get really stressed out when I can't communicate easily with or understand people... That's why I don't like babies... Like seriously, babies stress me the fuck out!" ~ Amanda (host)


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Duration: 1:16

In this episode, I bring on my best friend and past podcast guest (S1 Ep:3) who is also named Amanda back onto the podcast to drink some gin with me and to me  20 personal questions!

I did not know the questions ahead of time.

Before we dive into the questions, my guest Amanda and I do a deep dive into her new found joy in Tiktok and how she found a community of people (the "new coming out" lesbians community) that she can relate to. It's helped her to learn more about the community and herself as a late coming out lesbian.

Then we dive into the 20 questions.

I share what I've learned about being a wife, my biggest fears, my biggest...

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S2 Ep4: Inspirational Women - Cassandra

"When you're younger and first enter your career ... you see these people and they're SO far along and have accomplished so much and you just think to yourself, well I just can't POSSIBLY be that person. Then I realized that they started somewhere and they can't be THAT much smarter than me..." - Cassandra

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Duration: 1:11

In today's episode, I'm introducing a new series that you will be see throughout Season 2 where I share inspirational women and their lessons in life.

So, to kick off this series, I bring on a friend Cassandra Blackmore, who is running for City Council in Fredericton, NB. However, I first met her when she wanted to start her own Wardrobe Consulting business.

Cassandra worked in wardrobe consulting for awhile, but followed her passion to become the Executive Director of Fredricton's Community Kitchens (making and giving food...

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S2 Ep3: Your sex life is not broken


Duration: 1:08

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Today, I bring on Sofia Fortin, founder of the Happy Vagina Project. She is a certified sexuality coach and sex educator who specializes in working with mothers who want to step back into their sexy and find their dormant libido after kids. She is a mother, step mother, life-long entrepreneur, feminist, and a firm believer in the power of reclaiming our sexuality to create a ripple effect across our life.

In today's episode:

  • We talk about our struggles, as women, to be able to enjoy sex in a way that serves ourselves.
  • We talk about how sex was introduced to us while we were young and about the complexities and unique experienced women go through in having/ giving "the talk".
  • Sofia explains to us the different sex archetypes and how they can tap into aspects of your personality/self to allow for a more fulfilling sex life and to feeling...
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S2 Ep2: Embracing my grey

"When I turned 40, I realized that my time is precious, my time is limited and I asked myself where did I want to spend my time and energy. 100% it was not on my hair. That is what felt right for me."

~ Amanda

Duration: 16:27

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In today's episode, I'm sharing:

  • Why I decided to stop dying my hair and to embrace my grey.
  • What my process was for growing my grey out and the upkeep.
  • How I felt about the process and if I regret it...will I go back to covering my grey??
  • What my husband thought about it.
  • How to know if it's right for you....
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S2 Ep1: Intro to Season 2 & My WHY

"I want to dive into social issues, topics that challenge the status quo, dive into human behaviour and what makes them tic and to really just questioning EVERYTHING. I NEED  to keep learning and growing as a human." ~ Amanda

Duration: 9:33

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To kick off season 2 of the WDP, I thought I would share more of my WHY behind wanting to make this podcast.
In this ep:
  • I share my original concept and what really prompted me to start this podcast.
  • Why I like to make others uncomfortable and challenge the status quo...and I why I want you to too.
  • And then what to expect from Season 2...
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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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