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Authentic, raw and vulnerable storytelling about the lights and darks, highs and lows of life, in a judgement-free zone.

August 29, 2019

TGIT - Trip updates from Bali, and reflecting on how sometimes feeling lonely is a gentle reminder and a lesson.

Thank Goodness It’s Thursday!

Some listeners and friends have been asking about what I’ve been up to, so I’ve taken today’s episode to deliver an update from Bali and my adventures in Gili Trawangan, Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan, Nusa Penida, and Ubud.  It’s been such a special time!

I also elaborate a little bit on feeling lonely, and how that is super rare and confronting for me.  I’ve met some really cool new friends and they couldn’t have entered my life at a better time on this Indonesian adventure.  Considering I booked this trip months ago, it couldn’t have come at a better time for me, providing me with emotional, mental and physical space from some goings on in my life, and some time to just turn inward and worry about me for a bit.

Ahhh, life… xo 


August 26, 2019

Kathryn Darling (Berube) talks about the loss of her Mom to ALS, and shares some life lessons about working in the wilderness with women!

After being asked to be a guest on the podcast, Kathryn struggled with the topic idea we were considering; the loss of her Mom to ALS. This topic ended up being much more confronting that she'd anticipated, realizing that she hadn't fully grieved the loss of her Mom over the past 9 years.

So Kathryn came to the table willing to talk about her Mom but also couldn't resist diving into other positive parts of her life that have also shaped who she is today. She weaves the storyline of loss and sadness into her experiences with the wilderness, wild and powerful women who are both friends and mentors, and her journey as a mother.

August 22, 2019

TGIT - Lindsey and I chat about her concussion recovery while visiting in Bali!

Thank Goodness It’s Thursday!

During my first week in Bali, I met up with one of my greatest friends, Lindsey Francis.  Recently back from her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training, she and I caught up in Canggu before she headed back to the New Zealand winter.  I feel so grateful to have been able to catch up in person! We’re usually in touch via FaceTime or hand written… (or typed!) letters in the mail.  This girl is a powerhouse, and a really real one at that. Like many of us, she’s had her ups and downs, and although she was a little reluctant to jump into sharing a story on the podcast, she did!  Linds shares about a bad concussion and her recovery afterwards, including depression, visits with a neuro, and an exercise addiction. 

Linds, I really value you and our friendship! Xx 

August 19, 2019

Joleen Thomas shares her scary journey with a daughter who has dozens of deadly allergies…

Joleen starts her story with how she met the love of her life, and how they joined their lives together. Shortly after they got serious - they got pregnant with Olivia - born one year to the day of their first date! Their lives changed quite significantly with the extremely severe allergies that presented with Olivia, and Joleen shares her stories about the challenges and difficulties with this in the young stages of Olivia’s life and how these allergies have altered their lives - but also how they work cohesively to make their lives as normal as possible. Joleen home-schools her kids and keeps her family outdoors and very active! This story will really inspire you to live your best life and to turn your lack of food intolerances and allergies into pure gratitude.

This episode is much longer than a typical weekly release, but we just couldn’t cut this story short!   

August 15, 2019

TGIT - Hello, from Bali!

Thank Goodness it's Thursday! - Hello, from Bali! - A few fun updates about the last few days here in Bali and where my busy brain is at!  Some reflections that go deeper than anticipated as go on a few solo mini rambles! 

I am so grateful to be here in Bali, and have endless amounts of gratitude for my friend Juliette for having me stay with her! I love you, friend. 

Please be sure to rate, review, like, subscribe, and maybe tell a friend! :) 


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August 12, 2019

Brandi Hewson speaks about entrepreneurship and the personal challenges associated with chasing your dreams!

Brandi gets real with us about the struggles of being a really passionate entrepreneur.  Working in a male-dominated industry, Brandi’s drive and dedication to chasing her goals keeps her in motion and her business growing! From traveling the world, to family holidays, days at Wonderland to weekends on the boat, she’s a wife, Mom, inspiring and successful entrepreneur, and super dedicated woman. Brandi hopes to set an example of hard work and work-life balance for her family and for women in the community and around the world. Her vulnerability in this podcast was “unexpected,” as she put it afterwards, and is really real!

Website: https://www.waiproducts.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Waiproducts/

August 8, 2019

TGIT - Inspiring chats with my new friend, Grace Paul!

Thank Goodness it's Thursday!

I made a new friend when I was in London! Her name is Grace Paul, and she’s such a cool person. Grace is a cook, a blogger, and an editor. 

In this podcast, you’ll hear about her latest shift - leaving her job!  But this shift sheds so much light on her positive and sound mindset, where her visions lie, what her passions are, and what her goals are for her near and distant future. Her wisdom and insights are incredible.  Grace, you’re so great, and I really appreciate you! 



August 5, 2019

Stacy McLean shares her journey and challenges in her life as T1 Mom

Stacy has found the balance between science and art… she’s had to, ever since her son Parker was diagnosed as a Type 1 Diabetic.  Life goes on for a T1, but it certainly has its ups and downs, and not just with regard to blood sugar levels. Long nights, stressful days, planning every meal and where to eat, dangerous lows and highs, numerous appointments and learning through these challenges as Parker grows up.

Stacy is so knowledgeable and her real life stories about the stress and the struggles.  If you’re a T1, this podcast will help you feel less alone, and for everyone else with a functioning pancreas, will make you feel so grateful that your pancreas works as it should.

August 1, 2019

TGIT - Life in the fast lane!

Thank Goodness it's Thursday!

Some recent updates about what’s going on in my life, including the drive across Canada, my perspectives on normalizing normal bodies and some insecurities, podcasts I love, why I love bucket lists, and what brings me back to centre. Listeners have been asking how they can support the podcast… so I reluctantly share how you can do so! 

Please be sure to rate, review, like and subscribe. :)

- A Xx