PODCAST

Pieces of a Woman

Cristie and DeAnna

Each episode we will discuss and share real stories that are relevant, inspiring and engaging as it relates to women and the life that shape us into who we are today. Every episode will be committed to engaging conversations that will include interviews with influential women, leaders, healers, authors, and close friends. We will discuss EVERYTHING, nothing is off the table, except politics, we will leave that one off the table. DeAnna and Cristie will explore every genre from loss, grief, spirituality, divorce, marriage, raising children, blended families, infidelity, sex, menopause, girlfriends, those damn readers we now have hoarded in every room of the house, hormones, mental health, alcohol, addiction, fitness and ALL experiences and challenges that shaped us into the powerful women we have become today. Our goals and intentions are to connect our audience with services, people, and communities to help meet their needs while they explore and learn more about who they are and their purpose now and in the future. We hope our learning journey together will connect us with serious topics as well as lots of laughter and maybe some tears.

Atlas of the Heart - Book Review | POW56
Summary: In this episode, Cristie and DeAnna are wrapping up Season 2 with a book review of Brené Brown’s, Atlas of the Heart. They share their biggest takeaways, what resonated most, and how they’re incorporating new elements into their own lives. The theme of this season has been the New You in ’22, and this book is the perfect addition. Key Takeaways: [03:59] Who is Brené Brown? [05:36] Why this book is so powerful to read  [07:59] Chapter 1: Places We Go When Things Are Uncertain or Too Much [08:35] Chapter 2: Places We Go When We Compare - what hit home for Cristie and DeAnna [10:21] Chapter 6: Places We Go When We’re Hurting - Grief vs. Anguish  [13:30] Chapter 5: Places We Go When Things Aren’t What They Seem - Irony vs. Sarcasm [16:01] Thoughts on resentment and why it resonates most with DeAnna [17:26] The ideal audience for this book [18:46] Understanding your emotions and how it affects your mental health [21:35] DeAnna’s biggest takeaway from this book  Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Purchase your copy of Atlas of the Heart https://www.amazon.com/Atlas-Heart-Meaningful-Connection-Experience/dp/0399592555 (here). Check out Brené Brown’s podcasts: https://open.spotify.com/show/3oEPsPKDhPVoNNL7pH5db6?si=c91c9d54e6ab4061 (Dare to Lead) and https://open.spotify.com/show/4P86ZzHf7EOlRG7do9LkKZ?si=c4b51607299444ac (Unlocking Us). Are video podcasts more your style? Subscribe to our https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClTnUYPJdz3z7T0yWc58Nmg (YouTube channel)! We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on https://www.instagram.com/piecesofawomann/ (Instagram) or https://www.facebook.com/Piecesofawomanpodcast (Facebook). Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat https://www.exclusiveretreats.com/ (here).  Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the Podcast: If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave Us an iTunes Review: Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.
5d ago
24 mins
Cristie's Journey with Ayahuasca | POW55
Summary: In this episode, Cristie shares her life-changing experience with Ayahuasca, a psychedelic brew aimed to open the mind and heal past traumas. She talks about the process leading up to the ceremony, the four different experiences that can take place, and why she chose to do it in the first place. Key Takeaways: [03:00] What is Ayahuasca? [04:49] What led Cristie to book her Ayahuasca Retreat in Costa Rica [10:00] 2 types of Ayahuasca experiences  [11:41] The mental and physical preparation before taking the herbal medicine [13:48] The length and format of the ceremonies [14:55] The benefits of Ayahuasca [16:28] Cristie’s resort experience of the Ayahuasca ceremony   [21:19] What is the “purging” response? [25:08] 4 experiences you can have  [29:23] What Cristie gained from this life-changing experience  [36:19] How to integrate the process into your everyday life  [39:28] Who is Ayahuasca for? [42:14] The different countries to visit for an Ayahuasca retreat Resources Mentioned in This Episode: If you book your Ayahuasca Retreat at https://soltara.co/ (Soltara Healing Center) or https://www.rythmia.com/ (Rythmia Life Advancement Center), let them know Cristie sent you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK-4xAZL1Zg (YouTube video about Ayahuasca by Tatiana James). Book - https://www.amazon.com/Cosmic-Serpent-Origins-Knowledge-published/dp/B00XWRFQUW/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1JSPNM8O07J2U&keywords=the+cosmic+serpent&qid=1652382102&sprefix=the+cosmic+%2Caps%2C126&sr=8-2 (The Cosmic Serpent by Jeremy Narby). Check out the Hulu Series, https://www.hulu.com/series/nine-perfect-strangers-2be55e1a-4c31-4af6-aa25-e5c85528b73a (Nine Perfect Strangers). Tune into our previous Episode 35 - https://piecesofawoman.com/solo-tripping-the-power-of-a-solo-trip-pow35/ (Solo Tripping - The Power of a Solo Trip)! Are video podcasts more your style? Subscribe to our https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClTnUYPJdz3z7T0yWc58Nmg (YouTube channel)! We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on https://www.instagram.com/piecesofawomann/ (Instagram) or https://www.facebook.com/Piecesofawomanpodcast (Facebook). Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat https://www.exclusiveretreats.com/ (here).  Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the Podcast: If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave Us an iTunes Review: Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.
11-05-2022
43 mins
Living a High Vibrational Life Feat. Kimberly Kingsley | POW54
Summary: In this episode, Cristie and DeAnna visit with Kimberly Kingsley to discuss how they can raise their frequency with four simple tools. They talk about how living authentically creates a higher vibration and how that translates to more clarity, peace, and a joyous life. Learn More About Kimberly: Kimberly Kingsley is a licensed counselor, author, and host of the High Vibrational Life podcast. Kimberly is the founder of The Flow Lab, which is an employee wellness training company focused on helping people navigate these times with greater clarity and resilience. Her books include The Energy Cure, Portals of Peace, and Modern Hippie. To learn more, visit kimberlykingsley.com. Key Takeaways: [01:56] How Kimberly got started on this journey towards living a high vibrational life [03:59] What is a high vibrational life? [06:32] How to find more joy and peace in your life [10:39] The 4-steps to help us align more with our nature and the process of flow [14:43] Warning signs: Mental patterns that suck the life out of us  [18:14] Your mid-brain and the effects it has on your energy [19:34] The benefits of practicing gratitude [21:19] The ultimate message for living a high vibrational life  [27:03] What is an energy inventory? Resources Mentioned in This Episode: To learn more about Kimberly, check out her https://kimberlykingsley.com/ (website)! Connect with Kimberly on https://www.instagram.com/highvibrationallife/ (Instagram) and https://www.facebook.com/Kimberly-Kingsley-Author-144023002306793/?ref=ts (Facebook). You can also tune into the https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/high-vibrational-life/id1493355437 (High Vibrational Life Podcast)! Do a quick 5-minute energy inventory https://kimberlykingsley.com/energy-inventory/ (here). Books mentioned: https://www.amazon.com/Energy-Cure-Recharge-Your-Seconds/dp/1564149633/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1212855304&sr=8-1 (The Energy Cure), https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1440141398/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_d1_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=08BJBKZAB3W9HYKGE1TX&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846 (Portals of Peace), https://www.amazon.com/Modern-Hippie-Intuitive-Journey-Free-Spirited/dp/0996458107/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1440960741&sr=8-2&keywords=modern+hippie (Modern Hippie), https://www.amazon.com/Opening-Life-Reconnecting-Internal-Source/dp/0996458115/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1518280492&sr=1-1-catcorr&dpID=515upY75jBL&preST=_SY344_BO1,204,203,200_QL70_&dpSrc=detail (Opening to Life). Are video podcasts more your style? Subscribe to our https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClTnUYPJdz3z7T0yWc58Nmg (YouTube channel)! We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on https://www.instagram.com/piecesofawomann/ (Instagram) or https://www.facebook.com/Piecesofawomanpodcast (Facebook). Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat https://www.exclusiveretreats.com/ (here).  Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the Podcast: If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave Us an iTunes Review: Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.
04-05-2022
30 mins
The Season of Aging Parents | POW53
Summary: In this episode, Cristie and DeAnna talk about their aging parents, how it has shown up in their life recently, what their advice is on how to prepare yourself, and the conversations to have with your parents early on. Key Takeaways: [02:41] Where to start when you’re in the season of taking care of your aging parents [05:32] How to approach the difficult conversation with your parents when discussing future plans among siblings and beneficiaries  [06:30] The creative way DeAnna made sure she’d carry out her mom’s wishes [07:56] What to do when your parents’ health starts to deteriorate and how to plan for that [11:21] How to shift from navigating their wishes to parenting your parents [14:08] Finding the right time to intervene and set expectations with loved ones [19:39] Resources to help you navigate the season of aging parents [21:04] Cristie’s best advice for caring for your parents and their long-term living [22:05] DeAnna’s advice on the must-have conversation to have with your family Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Websites to check out: https://www.medicare.gov/ (Medicare), https://www.medicaid.gov/ (Medicaid), https://www.usaging.org/ (USAging.org), https://www.seniorlifestyle.com/ (seniorlifestyle.com) Check out the Eldercare Planner by Joy Louerde https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Eldercare-Planner-Where-Questions/dp/0786882298?ref_=nav_youraccount_switchacct (here). Tune into these podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/aging-life-network/id1530282068 (Aging Life with Nancy Oriola) and https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/when-is-a-caregiver-not-a-caregiver/id1481659260?i=1000554057928 (The Tuesdays People Podcast with Mitch Album) You can also snag the book, https://www.amazon.com/Caring-Your-Parents-Complete-Family/dp/140275857X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1324493333&sr=1-1 (Caring For Your Aging Parents: The Complete Family Guide) Are video podcasts more your style? Subscribe to our https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClTnUYPJdz3z7T0yWc58Nmg (YouTube channel)! We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on https://www.instagram.com/piecesofawomann/ (Instagram) or https://www.facebook.com/Piecesofawomanpodcast (Facebook). Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the Podcast: If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave Us an iTunes Review: Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.
27-04-2022
26 mins
How to Connect with Your Spirit Guides Feat. Julie Jancius | POW52
Summary: In this episode, Cristie and DeAnna meet with Angel Medium, Julie Jancius, as they learn how to connect with their spirit guides. They spend most of the episode in chills after Julie shares her experiences with angels and gets validation that they are here working with her and all of us. Julie shares the practice that we all can do to connect with our intuition and live our purpose. Learn More About Julie: I'm wife to Blake, mama to our beautiful daughter and our two fur babies, and I've been talking to Angels my whole life. Since elementary school, I knew I wanted to work for God. I am a soul who's here to teach, spread hope and help you get you back on your path! My friend, this life is not what you think it is and you are not who you think you are... You're so much more and you have big, BIG purpose here! God doesn't want you living from the vibrations of sadness, fear, loneliness, anxiety or stress. I'm here to teach you how to live from the vibrations of love, joy, peace, bliss, ease and grace. I call it living in Oneness. And I never want you to take my word for it. I want you to experience what it's like to live in Oneness, the highest vibration that is, for yourself. Key Takeaways: [02:18] Meet Julie and how she got started as an Angel Medium [08:10] Who has a spirit team? [09:23] The 2-parts that make up your soul [10:47] What it means when your soul awakens [14:10] How to learn to trust your gut vs. your ego-mind   [19:35] The #1 thing we get wrong when figuring out our purpose in life [26:10] How to connect with your personal spirit team [27:43] Julie does a live reading with DeAnna to find out who makes up her spirit team [32:38] Why some people cannot connect with their spirit team  Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Learn more about Julie, her Angel Membership, and her courses on her https://theangelmedium.com/ (website). You can also connect with Julie on https://www.instagram.com/angelpodcast/ (Instagram) and https://www.facebook.com/angelpodcast/ (Facebook)! Submit a prayer request to the https://www.worldslargestprayernetwork.com/ (World's Largest Prayer Network). Tune into Julie's podcast, Angels and Awakening, https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/angels-and-awakening/id1451424894 (here)! Grab a copy of her book, Angels and Awakening on https://www.amazon.com/Angels-Awakening-Guide-Raise-Vibration/dp/1956996001/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=julie+jancius&qid=1636039416&sr=8-1 (Amazon). Book mentioned: https://www.amazon.com/Awakened-Brain-Science-Spirituality-Inspired-ebook/dp/B08NT4WXS9/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3OQ70AEZTQK78&keywords=the+awakened+brain&qid=1649782624&sprefix=the+awakened+brain%2Caps%2C122&sr=8-1 (The Awakened Brain by Lisa Miller). Are video podcasts more your style? Subscribe to our https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClTnUYPJdz3z7T0yWc58Nmg (YouTube channel)! We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on https://www.instagram.com/piecesofawomann/ (Instagram) or https://www.facebook.com/Piecesofawomanpodcast (Facebook). Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat https://www.exclusiveretreats.com/ (here).  Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the Podcast: If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave Us an iTunes Review: Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest...
20-04-2022
39 mins
Mental Health: How We Can Best Support the Men in Our Lives Feat. Jay Shifman | POW51
Summary: In this episode, Cristie and DeAnna are diving deep into men’s mental health and how we can better support the men in our lives. Mental health advocate, Jay Shifman, joins us as he shares the steps we can take to create a safe space, be better listeners, and have uncomfortable conversations with our loved ones. Learn More About Jay: Jay Shifman is an open book. A vulnerable storyteller and stigma-destroying speaker, podcaster, and event host, Jay’s story of struggle is familiar to the millions of people the world over who also struggle with issues of mental health, substance misuse, and addiction. The survivor of two suicide attempts and an overdose and now in long-term recovery, it is Jay’s mission to encourage difficult conversations and honest education concerning these and similar struggles. Jay founded his company, Choose Your Struggle, in 2015 with two distinct goals: ending stigma and promoting honest and fact-based education around the topics of Mental Health, Substance Misuse & Recovery, and Drug Use & Policy. A fervent believer in radical honesty and the simple fact that neither struggle nor recovery should be treated as a one-size-fits-all experience, Jay uses his voice, and his platforms to educate, entertain, and empower. In 2021, Jay added a new line to his resume when he was invited to join the roster of podcast hosts for the Drugs, Addiction, and Recovery channel on the New Books Network. Holding a BA in Psychology from Northern Kentucky University and with over a decade of lived and professional experience in the field, Jay has put in numerous hours of independent learning acquiring certifications in mental health, substance misuse and addiction, and drug policy. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Lauren, and their dog, Nell. Key Takeaways: [04:01] How to communicate with a loved one who may be struggling with their mental health [06:28] Why learning to vocalize emotions is like training a muscle [07:08] 3 topics that 95% of male friendships revolve around  [12:10] How to create a safe environment that allows for emotional expression  [14:20] The mindfulness exercise to become more comfortable sharing your emotions [17:24 ] The #1 realization you need to be aware of in order to give someone the space to open up to you [20:39] How to have more self-awareness when handling tough conversations  [26:06] Advice for the men who have a hard time opening up and communicating [28:49] Society, ADHD, and misdiagnosis [32:17] The negative and positive effects of social media and our mental health Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Learn more about Jay on his https://www.jayshifman.com/ (website). You can also check out the Choose Your Struggle podcast here or his newest podcast, Made It, https://www.chooseyourstruggle.com/made-it (here). You can also connect with him on https://jay.campsite.bio/ (Instagram) and https://www.facebook.com/ChooseYourStruggle (Facebook). https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0052ZO78E/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 (The Myth of Autism by Dr. Michael J. Goldberg) Are video podcasts more your style? Subscribe to our https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClTnUYPJdz3z7T0yWc58Nmg (YouTube channel)! We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on https://www.instagram.com/piecesofawomann/ (Instagram) or https://www.facebook.com/Piecesofawomanpodcast (Facebook). Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the Podcast: If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave Us an iTunes...
13-04-2022
40 mins
1-Year Anniversary of POW | POW50
Summary: In this episode, Cristie and DeAnna are celebrating their 1-year anniversary since launching the Pieces of a Woman podcast. They share what they’ve learned over the last year, top episodes their listeners love and what’s to come this next year.  Key Takeaways: [02:08] Top 5 POW episodes downloaded over the last year [06:35] The #1 thing that drives Cristie and DeAnna to do the podcast every week [07:18] How podcasting has changed their lives [10:53] Constructive criticism that they’ve received since they started podcasting [10:12] One tip Cristie received from a coach to avoid using filler words in her speech  [14:11] 6 things they’ve learned in the past year [18:56] The bloopers from our year of podcasting  [21:01] Advice if you’re wanting to start a podcast Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Top 5 downloaded episodes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/be-your-own-s-expert/id1562487708?i=1000516566030 (Be Your Own (S)expert) , https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/what-is-your-relationship-with-your-body/id1562487708?i=1000516566028 (What is Your Relationship with Your Body?) , https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/self-love-its-not-all-bubble-baths-manicures/id1562487708?i=1000518979553 (Self-Love - It’s Not All Bubble Baths and Manicures) , https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/when-your-child-becomes-an-addict/id1562487708?i=1000532367279 (When Your Child Becomes an Addict) , https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/finding-hope-and-beauty-in-our-pain/id1562487708?i=1000523902774 (Finding Hope and Beauty in Our Pain) Listener Favorites: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/celebrating-our-mothers/id1562487708?i=1000520255558 (Celebrating Our Mothers) , The Past That Shapes You with https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-past-that-shapes-you-cristie-north/id1562487708?i=1000521437479 (Cristie) & https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/deanna-robbins-co-host-the-past-that-shapes-you/id1562487708?i=1000534679916 (DeAnna) , https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/parenting-adult-children/id1562487708?i=1000526596314 (Parenting Adult Children) , https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/simplifying-decluttering-with-katy-wells/id1562487708?i=1000550544526 (Simplifying & Decluttering) , https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/how-girlfriends-save-you-part-1/id1562487708?i=1000516566029 (How Girlfriends Save You) , https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/solo-tripping-the-power-of-a-solo-trip/id1562487708?i=1000542200410 (Solo Tripping - The Power of a Solo Trip) , https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-journey-of-surrogacy-feat-staci-swiderski/id1562487708?i=1000554189194 (The Journey of Surrogacy) , https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/what-is-holding-you-back-personally-or-professionally/id1562487708?i=1000548336857 (What is Holding You Back Personally or Professionally) Subscribe to the Pieces of a Woman https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClTnUYPJdz3z7T0yWc58Nmg (YouTube channel)! Check out our https://piecesofawoman.com/ (website)! Meet the POW team: https://www.instagram.com/archuletavirtual/ (Alexis (our Podcast Manager)) and https://www.instagram.com/sanyayx/ (Sanya (our Social Media Manager)) We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on https://www.instagram.com/piecesofawomann/ (Instagram) or https://www.facebook.com/Piecesofawomanpodcast (Facebook). Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the Podcast: If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave Us an iTunes Review: Ratings and reviews from our listeners are...
06-04-2022
23 mins
How to Embrace Change When Life Happens | POW49
Summary: In this episode, Cristie and DeAnna get vulnerable as they talk about embracing the inevitable changes that life brings. Despite the ambitions and goals they made for the New You in ’22, life had other plans. Now, Cristie and DeAnna are sharing their realities of what’s been going on behind the scenes, how to be resilient when life throws you curveballs, and what they’re doing now to re-direct their focus.  Key Takeaways: [01:31] What Cristie and DeAnna have been up to lately [02:41] Cristie’s goals and ambitions in the New Year and the heartbreaking event that took place instead [06:38] DeAnna’s experience with COVID and her recovery  [07:32] Revisiting your yearly goals or aspirations throughout the year and why it’s important to give yourself grace [08:11] Cristie’s experience with COVID, her recovery, and her bounce back  [10:24] What to do when experiencing one setback or derailment after another [12:16] How DeAnna uses Gratitude Practice to pick herself back up after any major setback [14:04] Why having self-compassion is so important when you’re struggling to commit to your goals and life keeps throwing you curveballs [15:23] How to pivot and re-align with your goals as life changes [17:40] Recent highlights that DeAnna has experienced, books she’s reading, and family news [19:34] Cristie’s recent highlights and exciting family news Resources Mentioned in This Episode: https://piecesofawoman.com/transforming-your-obstacles-into-opportunities-feat-sarah-foley-pow32/ (Episode 32 - Transforming Your Obstacles Into Opportunities Feat. Sarah Foley) https://piecesofawoman.com/simplifying-decluttering-with-katy-wells-pow42/ (Episode 42 - Simplifying & Decluttering Feat. Katy Wells) https://piecesofawoman.com/how-to-love-yourself-when-you-dont-know-how-feat-stefhanie-iliff-pow43/ (Episode 43 - How to Love Yourself When You Don’t Know How Feat. Stefhanie Iliff) Grab a copy of Will by Will Smith https://www.amazon.com/Audible-Will/dp/B096MWJLNW/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= (here). Check out Brene Brown’s book, https://www.amazon.com/Atlas-Heart-Meaningful-Connection-Experience/dp/B0979HG8R3/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= (Atlas of the Heart). We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on https://www.instagram.com/piecesofawomann/ (Instagram) or https://www.facebook.com/Piecesofawomanpodcast (Facebook). Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat https://www.exclusiveretreats.com/ (here).  Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the Podcast: If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave Us an iTunes Review: Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.
30-03-2022
22 mins
Building Your Family Through Egg Donation Feat. Staci Swiderski | POW48
Summary: We sit down with Staci Swiderski, the CEO, and owner of Family Source Consultants in Part 2 of this 2-Part series. Staci shares with us the miracle of parenting through egg donation and how the process works for the donor as well as how families become parents through this process. Learn More About Staci: Staci Swiderski, CEO, and owner of Family Source Consultants has been involved in the field of reproductive medicine since 2002. Staci has vigorously grown the comprehensive egg donation and gestational surrogacy agency to become a worldwide leader in the third-party reproduction field. Staci is a former intended parent herself. She and her husband welcomed their son via gestational surrogacy in 2005. Additionally, Staci had the experience of assisting an infertile couple (AKA Recipient Parents) build their family through her efforts as an egg donor, with her donation resulting in the births of their son and daughter. Key Takeaways: [01:37] Quick summary of Staci’s experience as an egg donor [02:28] The criteria you need to meet when becoming an egg donor [04:38] How much an egg donor is compensated [04:49] How often can someone donate their eggs in a lifetime? [06:20] What is the process for egg donation? [07:05] The medical costs covered as an egg donor [07:48] What the relationship is like between the egg donor and recipient  [15:50] How a family can get started with the egg donation process [17:55] The cost of using an egg donor Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Check out Part 1 with Staci, https://piecesofawoman.com/the-journey-of-surrogacy-feat-staci-swiderski-pow48/ (The Journey of Surrogacy). To learn more about surrogacy or Family Source Consultants, visit their https://www.familysourceconsultants.com/ (website) or send them an email https://my.captivate.fm/info@familysourceconsultants.com (here). You can also connect with Staci on https://www.instagram.com/familysource/ (Instagram) and https://www.facebook.com/FamilySourceConsultants/ (Facebook). We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on https://www.instagram.com/piecesofawomann/ (Instagram) or https://www.facebook.com/Piecesofawomanpodcast (Facebook). Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat https://www.exclusiveretreats.com/ (here).  Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the Podcast: If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave Us an iTunes Review: Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.
23-03-2022
23 mins
The Journey of Surrogacy Feat. Staci Swiderski | POW47
Summary: We sit down with Staci Swiderski, the CEO, and owner of Family Source Consultants in Part 1 of this 2-Part series. Staci shares with us the miracle of parenting through surrogacy and how the process works for the surrogate as well as how families can become parents through the surrogate process. Learn More About Staci: Staci Swiderski, CEO and owner of Family Source Consultants has been involved in the field of reproductive medicine since 2002. Staci has vigorously grown the comprehensive egg donation and gestational surrogacy agency to become a worldwide leader in the third-party reproduction field. Staci is a former intended parent herself. She and her husband welcomed their son via gestational surrogacy in 2005. Additionally, Staci had the experience of assisting an infertile couple (AKA Recipient Parents) build their family through her efforts as an egg donor, with her donation resulting in the births of their son and daughter. Key Takeaways: [01:21] Meet Staci and how she became involved in surrogacy after her experience with infertility [03:53] The statistics behind how many families struggle to have kids [05:00] The necessary criteria you need to meet in order to become a surrogate [06:47] Why location is so important when becoming a surrogate [08:07] What to expect when you commit to becoming a surrogate  [12:31] Surrogate rights when in the workplace [15:23] The average wait time for families looking to match with a surrogate through Family Source Consultants [16:12] How to determine if a family and a surrogate are the right match [17:40] The complexities of international surrogacy [18:53] 1st step to take if you’re thinking about surrogacy [21:33] What the experience is like for the family when the surrogate has doctor appointments, lives in a different state or country, etc. [23:47] Does the surrogate form a bond with the baby they are carrying? [25:11] How much does a surrogate cost? Resources Mentioned in This Episode: To learn more about surrogacy or Family Source Consultants, visit their https://www.familysourceconsultants.com/ (website) or send them an email here. You can also connect with Staci on https://www.instagram.com/familysource/ (Instagram) and https://www.facebook.com/FamilySourceConsultants/ (Facebook). We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on https://www.instagram.com/piecesofawomann/ (Instagram) or https://www.facebook.com/Piecesofawomanpodcast (Facebook). Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat https://www.exclusiveretreats.com/ (here).  Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the Podcast: If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave Us an iTunes Review: Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.
16-03-2022
31 mins
The Power of Yoga Feat. Beth Shaw | POW46
Summary: Practicing yoga is not only a great form of physical exercise, it has many benefits for your mental health too. In this episode, we talk with yoga and mindfulness expert, Beth Shaw about the healing benefits of the practice as it relates to mental health, specifically depression and anxiety.  Learn More About Beth: Beth Shaw s a pioneer in the Wellness, Yoga & Fitness space in North America. Beth is single-handedly responsible for the widespread growth of yoga throughout the span of the U.S. and Canada. In 1994, she founded the global mind-body education school, YogaFit, which has since certified over 200,000 instructors worldwide. Recently, Beth has led training in Saudi Arabia, Israel, Japan, and many other international locations, while her team leads training throughout North America, Australia, and Europe. She believes, "in empowering cultures and sharing the gift of yoga beyond borders." Through the continuous development of YogaFit, Beth remains at the forefront as President, creating programs and yoga teacher training courses that are innovative and educational.  Beth is also a best-selling author, her premier book, YogaFit has sold over 100,000 units worldwide. Now her latest, Healing Trauma with Yoga, is another best-seller and helping many during this pandemic. Shaw’s following book, YogaLean, is a lifestyle program that provides tools for maintaining optimal health. The YogaFit Athlete has inspired a 100-hour YogaFit for Athlete's specialty track for instructors. All books have been translated into multiple languages, providing the universal appeal of YogaFit. Beth is a go-to yoga/mindfulness expert in the media and has been featured in numerous fitness, business, and consumer publications including SELF, Yoga Journal, Huffington Post, New York Times, Time Magazine, LA Times, Entrepreneur, Washington Post, and USA Today. Key Takeaways: [01:47] Meet Beth and how she got started doing yoga and how it’s transformed her life [04:17] The benefits of yoga and the role it plays against trauma, anxiety, and depression [06:38] How the yoga practice creates a healing space in your body if you’re dealing with trauma [08:36] Why you should incorporate yoga practice into your life [11:14] How the pandemic has affected Beth’s yoga business  [15:30] The mental and physical benefits of yoga as you age [16:58] Why yoga is an important tool if you struggle with your mental health  [18:58] Where to begin if you’re just starting to practice yoga Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Connect with Beth on https://www.instagram.com/beth.shaw.mind.body/ (Instagram) and learn more about her YogaFit programs https://www.yogafit.com/ (here). You can also order a copy of Beth's books, https://www.amazon.com/Healing-Trauma-Yoga-Mind-body-Techniques/dp/1681577771/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_2?keywords=Beth+Shaw+yogafit+cd&qid=1565808528&s=books&sr=8-2-fkmr1 (Healing Trauma with Yoga) and https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0804178550/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i2 (Yoga Lean). We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on https://www.instagram.com/piecesofawomann/ (Instagram) or https://www.facebook.com/Piecesofawomanpodcast (Facebook). Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat https://www.exclusiveretreats.com/ (here). Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the Podcast: If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave Us an iTunes Review: Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly...
09-03-2022
22 mins
Making the Most of Your Life with Time Management Feat. Laura Vanderkam | POW45
Summary: In this episode, we talk with Laura Vanderkam about time management. We discuss the importance of logging your time, discovering where you spend most of your time, and the areas you can find more time for yourself. Laura shares the many opportunities available to you for being more productive as a result. Learn More About Laura: Laura Vanderkam is the author of several time management and productivity books, including Juliet’s School of Possibilities, Off the Clock, I Know How She Does It, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, and 168 Hours. Her work has appeared in publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and Fortune. She is the host of the podcast Before Breakfast and the co-host, with Sarah Hart-Unger, of the podcast Best of Both Worlds. She lives outside Philadelphia with her husband and five children, and blogs at LauraVanderkam.com. Key Takeaways: [02:09] Meet Laura and learn more about she got started as a time management expert [03:31] 5 simple strategies to be more mindful of your time [10:12] Use this trick to help you change the narrative of “not having enough time” [13:20] The different areas of your life that are affected by too much social media usage  [15:59] Has time management been affected by Covid-19? [20:53] 1st way you can start being more mindful of your schedule   [23:03] The difference between a hobby vs. a commitment [28:16] The advice Laura would give her younger self Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Learn more about Laura and her latest books by visiting her https://lauravanderkam.com/ (website). Connect with Laura on https://www.instagram.com/lvanderkam/ (Instagram) and https://www.facebook.com/lauravanderkamauthor?ref=hl (Facebook) or read her blogs https://lauravanderkam.com/blog/ (here). Tune into Laura's podcasts https://lauravanderkam.com/before-breakfast-podcast/ (Before Breakfast) and https://lauravanderkam.com/podcast/ (Best of Both Worlds). Other books mentioned in this episode: https://www.amazon.com/Atomic-Habits-James-Clear-audiobook/dp/B07RFSSYBH (Atomic Habits) and https://www.amazon.com/Habits-Highly-Effective-People-Powerful/dp/B0006IU4C0/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1IKVKY82R17EL&keywords=7+habits+of+highly+effective+people&qid=1644527733&s=audible&sprefix=7+habits%2Caudible%2C128&sr=1-1 (7 Habits of Highly Effective People). We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on https://www.instagram.com/piecesofawomann/ (Instagram) or https://www.facebook.com/Piecesofawomanpodcast (Facebook). Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat https://www.exclusiveretreats.com/ (here). Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the Podcast: If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave Us an iTunes Review: Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.
02-03-2022
30 mins
How Childhood Trauma Affects Your Life, Love & Business Feat. Riana Milne | POW44
Summary: In this episode, we speak with Life, Love, and Relationships Coach, Riana Milne. She is named the woman to follow in 2022 and today, she shares with us the 10 trauma points of childhood that show up in our relationships, life, and business. Riana dives deep into the signs of unhealed trauma, how it develops during childhood, and how to heal today. Learn More About Riana: Riana Milne MA is a Certified, Global Life and Love Trauma Recovery Coach, a Cert. Clinical Trauma & Addictions Professional, a Certified Mindfulness Coach, #1 Bestselling Author, the Host of her Podcast called Lessons in Life & Love, an Educational Speaker, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor for over 21 years living in Palm Beach County, Florida. She was also a Life & Dating Coach for the Docu-Series; Radical Dating-Finding Lasting Love Over 40 (and her client is now happily married!). Riana specializes in helping those who have had past Childhood or Love Relationship Trauma to Heal, Transform & Thrive; leading them to Create the Life They Desire & to Have the Love They Deserve! She offers Coaching programs for both Straight & LGBT Singles & Couples globally for ages 16-76. Riana's #1 Bestseller, LOVE Beyond Your Dreams - Break Free from Toxic Relationships to Have the Love You Deserve - and - LIVE Beyond Your Dreams - from Fear and Doubt to Personal Power, Purpose, and Success addresses Life Difficult Transitions, Personal Transformation, The Mindset for Success, and having Loving Conscious Relationships with yourself and others. Key Takeaways: [02:18] Meet Riana as she shares the relationship that changed her life and jumpstarted her business as a love and relationship coach [06:27] The top 10 types of childhood trauma that most people experience in their lifetime [14:39] How childhood trauma shows up in your life [15:32] How childhood trauma shows up in your work  [16:42] How childhood trauma shows up in your love relationships and the effects it has in the future [18:34] Where does people-pleasing come from and how do you develop from it as an adult? [19:15] Anger issues: how they develop specific traumas [20:31] Other signs of unhealed trauma [21:37] Where to start if you’re working through childhood trauma and what the process is like  [24:09] The 5 F’s of an emotionally healthy and evolved relationship [26:37] Other factors to look for in a healthy relationship [26:58] 1 thing that shows longevity in a relationship over time [27:48] Advice for singles, or individuals getting back into the dating world, especially after being in a toxic relationship [30:30] What does it mean to “heal our past traumas” and how long does it take to heal? [33:19] The power of your energy Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Learn more about Riana and her coaching programs on her https://rianamilne.com/ (website). Check out Riana's #1 Bestselling Book, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JXMDBHA/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=mywebsit03718-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00JXMDBHA&linkId=3c737a3fadfa91401dc4c8ea43b5733e (LOVE Beyond Your Dreams: Break Free of Toxic Relationships to Have the Love You Deserve). You can also tune into her podcast, https://rianamilne.com/podcast/ (Lessons in Life & Love), or connect with her on https://www.facebook.com/CoachRianaMilne/ (Facebook) and https://www.youtube.com/RianaMilne (YouTube). We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on https://www.instagram.com/piecesofawomann/ (Instagram) or https://www.facebook.com/Piecesofawomanpodcast (Facebook). Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat https://www.exclusiveretreats.com/ (here). Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or...
23-02-2022
40 mins
How to Love Yourself When You Don't Know How Feat. Stefhanie Iliff | POW43
Summary: Learning to love yourself is an ongoing process. But the words you say or the actions you take could be holding you back from being your most authentic self. In today’s episode, Embodiment Coach and Mentor, Stefhanie Iliff, joins us as she shares what it means to love yourself and what you can do today to level up and live your best life. Learn More About Stefhanie: Stefhanie's souls purpose is to help women come home to their bodies natural brilliance using their divine power to expand + claim their freedom while activating + embodying their bodies codes. Key Takeaways: [02:32] Meet Stefhanie as she shares what sparked her to leave her high-paying corporate job and help women as an embodiment coach  [07:32] What is embodiment coaching and how does it work? [13:22] What it means to embody our worth and how it affects our every day life [17:00] How to shift from a low frequency to a high frequency  [18:57] The negative effects of living in shame and guilt and how it’s holding you back  [19:22] The part of your body where Stefhanie says many women feel shame  [23:26] Feeling stuck in your current situation? This is why [26:07] The shocking amount of time women spend looking in the mirror without saying anything negative  [26:34] The powerful message of what it means to be intimate with someone [36:59] Stefhanie’s wise advice that she would give her 20-year-old self Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Connect with Stefhanie on https://www.instagram.com/stefiliff/ (Instagram) or join her https://stefsschool.thinkific.com/pages/sacred-sisters (Sacred Sisters Workshop). You can also join one of Stefhanie's yoga classes in South Riverton, Utah https://coachingwithstef.godaddysites.com/yoga (here). We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on https://www.instagram.com/piecesofawomann/ (Instagram) or https://www.facebook.com/Piecesofawomanpodcast (Facebook). Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat https://www.exclusiveretreats.com/ (here). Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the Podcast: If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave Us an iTunes Review: Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.
16-02-2022
38 mins
Simplifying & Decluttering with Katy Wells | POW42
Summary: In this episode, we talk with Katy Wells about how decluttering your home can help you live your best life. Katy shares some actionable steps on how to clear the clutter, where you can start if it's too overwhelming, and how to decide what to keep and what to ditch. Learn More About Katy: Katy Wells is a declutter expert and inspires families around the world to declutter and simplify so they can live to their fullest potential. Her teachings and programs have transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, allowing them to live their happiest and most intentional life and focus on what matters most. Key Takeaways: [01:37] Meet Katy as she shares how she started in this industry and the traumatic event that she says was the catalyst in her decluttering journey [05:16] How to find calmness and empowerment in the chaos of clutter [06:34] What does it mean to be a “minimalist” and can you actually incorporate it into your life? [09:25] Advice for those who have an overwhelming amount of clutter that they have no use for [11:54] How to determine what you keep vs. what you don’t keep in your home [14:39] How to request “no toys please” when you have children and what to do instead [18:13] Where to start decluttering if you don’t know how  [23:34] What is the difference between clutter vs. expected mess? [27:30] How to approach decluttering with objectivity and not shame Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Learn more about Katy by visiting her https://www.katyjoywells.com/homepage (website). Join The Clutter Crusher 14-Day Challenge https://www.katyjoywells.com/cluttercrusherchallenge-v13 (here). You can also connect with Katy on https://www.instagram.com/katyjoywells/ (Instagram) and https://www.facebook.com/MaximizedMinimalist/ (Facebook) or tune into her podcast, https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/maximized-minimalist-podcast/id1460805372 (The Maximized Minimalist). We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on https://www.instagram.com/piecesofawomann/ (Instagram) or https://www.facebook.com/Piecesofawomanpodcast (Facebook). Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat https://www.exclusiveretreats.com/ (here). Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the Podcast: If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave Us an iTunes Review: Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.
09-02-2022
31 mins
Teen Pregnancy Feat. Summer Owens | POW41
Summary: At 15-years-old, Summer learned she was pregnant with her first child. At such a young age, she’s learned so much about what it’s like to say goodbye to your old life, welcome the new, and understand that there’s life after birth. Summer joins us to discuss how her teen pregnancy changed her life and shares her best advice for teens experiencing this today, for parents of teens who become pregnant, and the best way to support them. Learn More About Summer: Known for her upbeat, “no excuses” personality, Summer Owens literally wrote the book on eliminating excuses and overcoming obstacles. Summer became a mother at fifteen as the result of a forced sexual encounter, but she didn’t let that stop her from achieving her dreams. She graduated from high school, college, and business school with honors and was named Most Likely to Succeed and Miss University with her son by her side through it all.  After a fifteen-year corporate career with the Memphis Grizzlies, Service Master, and FedEx Corporation, Summer decided to use her life’s challenges to help others overcome theirs. Summer is the founder and CEO of S.O. What! LLC and The S.O. What! Foundation and author of Life After Birth: A Memoir of Survival and Success as a Teenage Mother and the S.O. What! Literacy, Life Skills, and Character Education curriculum. In addition to being an author, speaker, life coach, excuse eliminator, and entrepreneur, Summer is an adjunct professor at The University of Memphis where she teaches marketing and the life skills course she created. Through all of her work, Summer shares the very intimate details of her life to demonstrate the importance of making good decisions, overcoming obstacles, and eliminating excuses to achieve success regardless of challenges. Key Takeaways: [01:50] Meet Summer and learn why she chose to write a memoir about her teen pregnancy [06:05] The unexpected way Summer discovered she was pregnant at 15-years-old [08:02] Summer discusses what she went through after she discovered she was pregnant [10:33] What to do if you’re a parent whose teen becomes pregnant  [12:37] The #1 thing your teen should know if they become pregnant at a young age  [15:51] How Summer stayed motivated to complete school while also being a pregnant teen [18:42] The #1 thing that kept Summer and focused in school while raising her child [21:13] Advice for teens who do not have the help or support from friends or family during their pregnancy   [23:12] How Summer is helping teens, mothers, and fathers today  [31:59] The #1 piece of advice Summer would give her 15-year-old self  [33:17] Words of wisdom for teen girls, teen boys, mothers, or fathers of teens who are pregnant right now Resources Mentioned in This Episode: https://www.amazon.com/Life-After-Birth-Survival-Success/dp/1450221033 (Life After Birth: A Memoir of Survival and Success as a Teenage Mother) Check out all the amazing resources Summer has by visiting her https://summerowens.com/ (website). You can also connect with her on https://www.instagram.com/summero_sowhat/ (Instagram), https://www.facebook.com/SummerO.SOwhat (Facebook), https://www.linkedin.com/in/summer-owens-10846625/ (LinkedIn), or https://www.youtube.com/user/lifeafterbirthbook (YouTube). We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on https://www.instagram.com/piecesofawomann/ (Instagram) or https://www.facebook.com/Piecesofawomanpodcast (Facebook). Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat https://www.exclusiveretreats.com/ (here). Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the Podcast: If you would like to get automatic updates of new...
02-02-2022
36 mins
How a Plant-Based Diet Can Change Your Life Feat. Julieanna Hever | POW40
Summary: In this episode, Julieanna Hever joins us as we bust the myths of a plant-based diet and the life-changing effects it has on your health. She sheds some light on the differences between vegan and plant-based and what you need to do to get started today. Even if you're a little plant curious, this episode is for you. Learn More About Julieanna: There is nothing Julieanna loves more than diving into a colossal bowl of salad. Known as The Plant-Based Dietitian, Julieanna has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from UCLA in and a Master of Science degree in Nutrition from Cal State Northridge, bridging her three biggest passions for food, performing, and helping people.  As a Registered Dietitian, Julieanna has authored six books, including The Healthspan Solution, Plant-Based Nutrition (Idiots Guide), Vegiterranean Diet, and two peer-reviewed journal articles on plant-based nutrition for healthcare professionals (in Journal of Geriatric Cardiology and Permanente Journal).  Julieanna is the host of The Choose You Now Podcast and her new book, The Choose You Now Diet. Past projects have included being the host of What Would Julieanna Do?; giving a TEDx talk; writing as the nutrition columnist for VegNews Magazine; and teaching the eCornell Plant-Based Nutrition Certification Program.  Key Takeaways: [01:23] Meet Julieanna and how she got started in plant-based nutrition [04:11] The 7th book Julieanna has written in 10 years and why she is using it to empower others  [05:31] The 1st step to take if you've wanted to start a plant-based diet  [06:37] Can veganism really reverse chronic health conditions? [07:52] What Cristie’s experience was like going vegan for 3 months [10:40] Why vegan doesn’t always mean “healthy” [11:48] Vegan vs. Plant-based. What’s the difference? [15:43] Where to start and the resources you can use to start a plant-based diet today [21:51] How going plant-based doesn’t have to break the bank   [24:12] This is the healthiest way to lose weight [27:18] How to get your kids into a good, healthy eating habit [30:56] 3 tips if you’re plant-curious and want to start your plant-based journey Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Connect with Julieanna on her https://plantbaseddietitian.com/ (website) or follow her on https://www.instagram.com/julieannahever/ (Instagram)! Check out Julieanna's 7th book, https://www.amazon.com/Choose-You-Now-Diet-Nutritious/dp/0744044359/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=the+choose+you+now+diet&qid=1621540718&sr=8-2 (The Choose You Now Diet) Tune into the https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/choose-you-now/id1551880024 (Choose You Now Podcast) with Julieanna Hever We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on https://www.instagram.com/piecesofawomann/ (Instagram) or https://www.facebook.com/Piecesofawomanpodcast (Facebook). Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat https://www.exclusiveretreats.com/ (here). Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the Podcast: If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave Us an iTunes Review: Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.
26-01-2022
33 mins
What is Holding You Back Personally or Professionally? Feat. Kimberly Spencer | POW39
Summary: In this episode, we talk with Kimberly Spencer. She’s the Founder of Crown Yourself, High-Performance Coach, a TED Talk speaker, a bestselling author, and host of the podcast, The Princess and the B (Business, Body, Bank Accounts, Babies and Boys). Kimberly shares her work with women and how she helps them to get more clarity, energy, courage, and productivity - whether it’s with personal or deciding to take your business to the next level.  Learn More About Kimberly: Kimberly Spencer is an award-winning high-performance coach and trainer, Amazon best-selling co-author, international motivational speaker, and the founder of CrownYourself.com, helping visionary leaders build their empire and sparkle with holistic fulfillment in their bodies, businesses, and relationships. From her entrepreneurial beginnings at five selling bags of glitter-water to her neighbors, to becoming an award-winning screenwriter, certified Pilates instructor, Miss Congeniality, and six-time WEGO Health Activist Award nominee, Kimberly is proof that it's better to make your own mold than to conform to someone else's. Her journey into the world of mompreneurship with her husband was featured in the 2017 Netflix docuseries, "Being Dad." Her premiere solo book, "Mind Full Meals: How to Dethrone Food Fears and Reign in a Body the Rules" debuts in Summer 2020. Key Takeaways: [01:41] Meet Kimberly and what inspired her to start her business, Crown Yourself [08:10] The self-realization that changed the trajectory of Kimberly’s future in business and personal life [10:09] The unique process that Kimberly uses to help women level up using a term she coins the Anne Hathaway/Jennifer Lawrence paradigm [12:00] Why women struggle to own their successes and mistakes  [16:50] How Kimberly helps her clients to move forward when they’re feeling stuck [17:10] What is unconscious incompetence vs. conscious incompetence? [19:19] The 1st step to take when you’re feeling stuck and how to apply it in your work and personal life [25:05] Struggling to find clarity in your life? Try this! [26:00] The power of the unconscious mind and how to make it work for you  [30:25] Why decision-making holds women back and how to embrace it more instead [42:54] How to reframe your mindset so that you can access the version of your highest self Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Learn more about Kimberly on her https://crownyourself.com/ (website) or connect with her on https://www.instagram.com/kimberly.spencer/ (Instagram) and https://www.facebook.com/CrownYourselfNow/ (Facebook)! Tune into her podcast, https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-princess-and-the-b/id1452686389 (The Princess and the B)! You can also watch Kimberly's TED talk about Becoming a Warrior for Possibility https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzwbvqzbmRk (here). We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on https://www.instagram.com/piecesofawomann/ (Instagram) or https://www.facebook.com/Piecesofawomanpodcast (Facebook). Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the Podcast: If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave Us an iTunes Review: Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.
19-01-2022
48 mins
Keeping It Real with Jessica Ferguson | POW38
Summary: In this episode, you will hear from the amazing Jessica aka Jess of Z97.1 morning show. Jess shares how she started in radio and what her journey looked like in a predominately male industry. She shares her passion for being able to do what she loves, living in the beautiful state of Utah, and being surrounded by amazing people. You will hear the challenges she faced being on the air during Covid-19 and quarantining from home. Jess also shares personal struggles with body image and being enough through college.  Learn More About Jess: Jess graduated from Arizona State University in 2001 with her Broadcasting degree. Before graduating, she had a shift at her college radio station. Her name was The Material Girl after her fav artist, Madonna. She also interned for a News Talk station in Phoenix. After graduation, she worked for a radio network where she made some awesome contacts that lead her to Salt Lake City. Jess has been on air with Frankie at 97.1 ZHT for over 12 years. She thought she would only be in Utah for a few years but she fell IN LOVE with the people of Utah and she is PASSIONATE about her career. She is best known for her laugh and for being a strong female voice in the Salt Lake Valley. You can hear her each weekday from 6am-10am on 97.1 ZHT.  Key Takeaways: [02:20] Meet Jess and how she got started in radio before having her own radio show  [04:16] What Jess loves so much about being a radio show host in Salt Lake City, Utah [06:55] Jess talks about what it’s like to be living her childhood dream and how she landed her job on 97.1 ZHT [10:11] How Jess and her co-host, Frankie, built a strong bond over the last 16 years [12:34] Where Jess gets her realness from and why she says she’s an open book [16:16] Why being real with ourselves creates more empathy towards others [19:19] Navigating cancel culture and how to find the balance between being yourself and not offending people [21:20] The biggest lesson Jessica has learned in her career [22:47] Jess shares how long it took her to stop shaming herself and what helped her reach that milestone  [23:03] Where shame stems from and how to embrace who we are through the pain [26:21] How to reframe the victim mentality so we can thrive vs. survive [29:20] Jess’s #1 piece of career advice for women and girls of all ages [32:18] The powerful message for Jessica’s 20-year-old self Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Listen to Frankie and Jess on weekday mornings on https://971zht.iheart.com/featured/frankie-and-jess/about/ (97.1 ZHT in Utah). Connect with Jess on https://www.instagram.com/971zht/ (Instagram), https://www.facebook.com/971kzht (Facebook), and https://twitter.com/971zht (Twitter)! We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on https://www.instagram.com/piecesofawomann/ (Instagram) or https://www.facebook.com/Piecesofawomanpodcast (Facebook). Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the Podcast: If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave Us an iTunes Review: Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.
12-01-2022
37 mins
The New You in 2022 | POW37
Summary: Pieces of a Woman, Season 2, is finally here and the theme is the new you in '22. Cristie and DeAnna take a quick look back at the goals they set and accomplished last year and the new ones they have planned for this year. Get ready for some incredible guests coming on and find out more about what to expect this season. Key Takeaways: [04:01] What the goal planning process looks like for Cristie and DeAnna as they enter 2022 [06:57] The kinds of goals DeAnna and her husband create each year and why it’s important to do so [09:53] What is a to-be list vs. a to-do list? [11:09] Mid-year check-ins: Should you do them? [11:22] Cristie and DeAnna’s word of the year and how they use it as their guide throughout the year [14:38] What goal setting looks like for Cristie and her husband  [16:55] “Success” isn’t what you think it is [19:24] A loopback to the 6 goals Cristie set for herself in 2021 [20:43] Why DeAnna doesn’t believe in New Years Resolutions [21:39] The #1 thing that Cristie hopes becomes her new habit Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Check out our new website! https://www.amazon.com/Atomic-Habits-Proven-Build-Break-ebook/dp/B07D23CFGR/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=atomic+habits&qid=1639080929&sr=8-1 (Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones) We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on https://www.instagram.com/piecesofawomann/ (Instagram) or https://www.facebook.com/Piecesofawomanpodcast (Facebook). Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the Podcast: If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave Us an iTunes Review: Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.
05-01-2022
25 mins