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The Adrift on Purpose Podcast
50 minutes | May 29, 2020
Finding Ways to Connect Even When People Can’t Hear You — Interview with Eileen Webb
In this episode, we bring back the always insightful Eileen Webb. We catch up on what Eileen has been doing since we last interviewed her and then talk about dealing with opposing personalities in a pandemic, the differences between connecting and being listened to, and the constructivist listening method. We found this one full of new ideas on why and how to connect with others, and we learn a new way of receiving compliments, too. You’ll have to listen to the end to hear that one :). Enjoy!
39 minutes | Apr 8, 2020
Grieving a Life Left Behind
What do you do when you’re stuck at home during a pandemic? Talk about being Adrift on Purpose, of course! In this episode, recorded on March 27, Meghan and Lis chat about the effects of sheltering in place, including being isolated and alone, understanding the grief and trauma we’re dealing with, and deciding what, if anything, really matters anymore. It’s a deep dive during a time of crisis, and we’re sure you’ll enjoy it!
57 minutes | Dec 4, 2019
We’re Just Winging It
Have we really been gone a whole year? Well, we’re back to catch you up on it all! Tune in to hear our thoughts about loneliness, forming connections, not fitting the mold, and aligning with our need to create. We’re a little out of practice, but it’s a fun convo. Enjoy!
44 minutes | Dec 31, 2018
A 2018 Retrospective with Meghan and Lis
It’s been a long time, but we’re back! In this episode we catch you up on what each of us has been up to, then we discuss some of our main themes and takeaways from a year that felt like three years. From being brave to letting go, we lay it all out there and set our intentions for 2019. Happy New Year all, and enjoy!
48 minutes | Sep 7, 2018
What Sense of Self Remains - Catch Up with Meghan and Lis
We’re back and more well-traveled than ever! In today’s episode Meghan and Lis dive into Lis’s summer travels and current location-independent life. We also dig into all of the implications that come along with shedding old anxieties and routines and stepping into new versions of ourselves we discover along the way. It’s a reunion not to be missed. Enjoy!
39 minutes | Apr 16, 2018
Holding on to the Delight and Wonder - Catch Up with Meghan and Lis
In this episode Meghan and Lis catch up on what’s been happening in our worlds. We dive deep and discuss our fears around not living up to the labels in life and not making the “best” decisions we can. We also discuss listening to our instincts, and reflect on Meghan’s journey around the perimeter of the US. Finally we talk about the endearing characteristics of the people around us. It’s a lot, but it’s great. Enjoy!
51 minutes | Mar 9, 2018
Allowing Your Mind to Tell You the Truth — Interview with Ranata Reeder
In this episode we speak with marketing and communications professional and host of the #IQUITPODCAST, Ranata Reeder. She shares with us how we can live more authentic lives by being truthful with ourselves, and also tells us about recognizing microaggressions, gracefully planning a work exit, and putting your health before your paycheck. Lastly, we get to understand her missions of empowering and uplifting women while also spreading emotional intelligence and cultural competence. We know you’ll love listening to her as much as we did. Enjoy!
56 minutes | Mar 2, 2018
You Need People Who Inspire You — Interview with Kit Whelan
In this episode we talk to the one and only Kit Whelan! Kit is a digital nomad, conference founder, podcast co-host, and all-around awesome person who talks to us about her path to a life of purpose. We learn the importance of cultivating community, talk about the tricky balance of protecting that community, and even discuss aging into a life adrift. It’s an episode we’ve been waiting for, and we know you’ll feel the same. Enjoy!
53 minutes | Feb 23, 2018
The Most Human Human in the Room — Interview with Jen Kane
Our episode today features the one and only, Jen Kane. She is a marketing and social media consultant, author, and so many other things we don’t have the room to mention, who schools us on accepting life as it is, exploring many different paths, parenting, dealing with chronic pain, and the power of being fully present. Her experiences have made for one really rich life, and we hope listening to her wisdom will give you as much to think about as it did for us. Enjoy!
57 minutes | Feb 16, 2018
Taking One Step Outside — Interview with Anna Lundberg
Today Meghan and Lis talk with success coach and business strategist, Anna Lundberg. Not only does Anna share with us her own story of stepping outside the conventional, but she also clues us into the importance of reimagining success, shares tips on tapering down our need to achieve, and offers expert advice on addressing the fears which hold us back from taking the big leaps. Your hosts left sufficiently therapized and feel confident you will too!
58 minutes | Feb 9, 2018
Appreciating Your True Self — Interview with Janice Chaka
In this episode, Meghan and Lis welcome introvert, career coach, and world traveler Janice Chaka! She shares her adventures in the world of careers and travel, as well as her experience being an introvert and coaching them to professional success. We learn about the importance of recognizing your own personal truth and how we can all cope in this extravert-centric world, no matter where we fall on the spectrum. This is certainly an episode you don’t want to miss!
57 minutes | Feb 2, 2018
If You Can Change Your Mindset, You Can Change Your Life — Interview with Melissa Monte
[Content warning: Sexual assault, disordered eating] Meghan and Lis chat with fellow podcaster and host of Mind Love Podcast, Melissa Monte! Melissa shares her incredible journey through coping with multiple sexual assaults, living in and escaping from a toxic relationship, healing after eight years of bulimia, and finding herself and her way in this world. She explains how everything starts in the mind, and if we’re able to understand what’s there and move forward from it, we’re able to do anything. Enjoy!
57 minutes | Jan 26, 2018
You Have to Believe You Deserve It — Interview with Eileen Webb
Today we welcome friend and esteemed colleague Eileen Webb to the show! Eileen tells us not only how to use laziness to fit an enormous amount of activities into our lives, but she also shows us how connecting with the belief that we deserve more from ourselves can bring a great deal of wellness and goodness to our lives. Talking to Eileen is always enlightening, and today’s episode does not disappoint. Enjoy!
56 minutes | Jan 19, 2018
Diving Into Every Moment — Interview with Niamh Aspell
In this episode we have the privilege of talking with world traveler Niamh Aspell! Not only does she share with us some of her best stories from her life of travel, but she also explains to us why and how she keeps the good times rolling, even when things don’t seem as good as we’d like them to. We know you’ll be as inspired by her passions as we were!
53 minutes | Jan 12, 2018
The More Secure We Are the Better the Journey Is — Interview with Erica Hanna
On today’s show we get the chance to sit down with the founder of Puke Rainbows, Erica Hanna! Not only does Erica wow us with some pretty amazing stories–including working with Ellen AND Prince–but she also discusses her advocacy for body positivity and survivors, as well as what it means to be vulnerable in visible ways. Her insights (and glow) will lift your spirits and widen your perspectives. It’s a show not to be missed!
54 minutes | Jan 5, 2018
Cultivating Our Collective Human Potential — Interview with Ayla Benjamin
In our first episode of 2018, we have the honor of chatting with co-founder and strategic director for the Yoga For All Movement, Ayla Benjamin! Not only do we get to hear Ayla’s journey to her life’s work, but we discuss approachable wellness basics, the importance of mind and body awareness, and slowing down to start where you are. It’s the perfect way to start off the new year, if we do say so ourselves. We know you’ll agree. Enjoy!
59 minutes | Dec 22, 2017
Holiday Hang with Cristina Toledo
Our last episode of 2017 is a special holiday treat as we bring back former guest Cristina Toledo to catch up on the year! We get to hear all about her 2017 adventures and dive into discussions about managing self-inflicted pressures, staying anchored even when adrift, and sorting through the pressures and obligations of holidays. It was simply a delight to hear Cris’ insights yet again, and we have no doubt you’ll enjoy them as much as we did!
67 minutes | Dec 15, 2017
Living in a Society Profoundly Shaped by Tech — Interview with Sara Wachter-Boettcher
Today’s episode features content strategy expert, author, and friend Sara Wachter-Boettcher! We get the chance to talk with her about her latest book, Technically Wrong, in which she breaks down the implications of a major lack of diversity and moral compass in the technology industry. We also get to have a discussion on separating yourself from your work—and how to keep doing stuff, even when the path ahead seems rocky. Here’s hoping you love it as much as we do!
59 minutes | Dec 8, 2017
Paying in Security What You Gain in Freedom — Interview with Susan DeFreitas
In this episode we have the honor of talking with author and editor Susan DeFreitas. Not only do we get to hear about how she’s fought for her career in the arts, but we get to have some amazing discussions about security vs. freedom, artists as “culture jammers,” and some of the safety nets and privilege that contribute to our narratives. This one definitely ended too soon. Enjoy!
42 minutes | Dec 1, 2017
Getting Unstuck from the Largeness of It
In today’s episode Meghan and Lis dive into a discussion highlighting—and breaking down—accomplishments they never thought would come to pass. The chat covers many topics from Lis finding her way in the professional world to Meghan exploring the world. In each case, major change comes down to small steps forward, taken one at a time. Listen in for inspiration for your own transformation!
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