When Kristine Deer lost her job in 2009, she wasn’t sure what to do. A friend encouraged her to try hot yoga, and after her first class she was hooked. What followed was inspiration that fueled invention, leading Kristine down an exciting path as an entrepreneur with a big heart. On this episode, you’ll hear how Kristine grew her company K-Deer from her own garage, to a brand that celebs are photographed in.
When Virgie was a little girl, she felt happy and comfortable in her body. But as she encountered kids at school, she learned to be ashamed of her body. For twenty years she dieted and put off truly living her life: she’d wear the bathing suit later. Travel later. Live her life, later. Then, as a grad student, she discovered the discipline of fat studies, and began conducting research and interviews with fat women, which opened her eyes to the cultural implications of fat and body shaming. And then, she attended a conference that changed her life. On this episode, Virgie shares how that one moment inspired her to become a sought-after speaker on body positivity, and author of four books, including her upcoming book Flawless: Radical Body Positivity for Girls of Color.
Krizell’s life changed when she turned 13 and her parents got divorced. It was only then she discovered that the father she had known her whole life wasn’t actually her biological father. She struggled through high school, until she was required to pick between nursing and welding as an after-school program. It was the only way she could graduate from high school. Her first day at nursing assistant school changed her life. She had found her calling, and went on to get her LVN and RN licenses. But even after landing her dream job, she still felt depressed. On this episode, we share how Krizell found her way out of the darkness, and used her journey to inspire other women on her site Everyday Women.
Season 2 will be out September 5, 2019.
Season 2 will be out September 5, 2019.
We are excited to announce season 2 will be out September 5, 2019.
The day after Jen got home with her infant son she started to feel symptoms of post partum depression, but it wasn’t until her mom intervened that she knew what was going on. Sadly, Jen’s experience is not uncommon; millions of women experience symptoms of a maternal mental health disorder but go undiagnosed and untreated. With that in mind, Jen decided to start her community, Motherhood Understood, to help remind other women out there that they’re not alone. She now reaches thousands of women every single day with her message of empathy and support.
When Megs met Beverly at a tutoring session, she didn’t realize it would be the start of a complete career change. But when she learned that Beverly had never had a birthday party, she felt compelled to do something. So, she applied for a grant from Scholastic, and much to her surprise, she won. Since then, her non-profit Beverly’s Birthdays has hosted birthday parties for thousands of kids, as well as provided support and essentials for homeless and low income families. Through the simple concept of a birthday party, Megs has changed the lives of thousands of families who just needed someone to acknowledge that they mattered on their very special day.
Both Aliza Sherman and Dr. June Chin suffered from chronic pain, sleep issues, and other ailments, with no real relief in sight. That’s when they both decided to research Cannabis and CBD as a possible remedy. The amazing effects they experienced personally led them to pen a new book Cannibis and CBD for Health and Wellness which is a helpful guide to everything you want to know about this topic. On this episode, they answer common questions about CBD and Cannabis, and share how their own challenges led to their expertise.
Jessica Ashley was pretty sure she’d always stay married, but after finding herself in a police station looking for her husband, she realized that might not be how her story ended. Through her divorce and life as a single parent, Jessica took the lessons she learned along the way and decided to channel them into a new career: divorce coach. On this episode, we chat with Jessica about the challenges she faced, and how she helps other women get through them, both as a coach and on her site, Single Mom Nation.