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Convos with Kelsey
52 minutes | May 12, 2021
Spouses in Therapy: I want to go, come with me?
This episode dives into the crucial conversation, with our partners, about seeking therapy and possibly asking our them to come with us for one reason or another. For some, making the commitment to go to therapy and talking through that decision it with a loved one is easy. For others, this is vulnerable and scary. Communicating feelings and exposing the need for help might be excruciatingly difficult. Top that all off with asking a spouse to attend also. A spouse that may or may not be in the same spot of needing/wanting therapy. It is my honor to introduce Emma Orthel, a true Idaho spud. She is a born and raised Idaho wife, mom, therapist, photographer, and lover of breakfast. In this episode, she and I are diving into some of the intricacies of going to therapy and asking our spouses to participate. She gives us such great insight and so many tools to help. She also reminds us that although, "You DON'T have to go to therapy to take care of yourself." Therapy is an important option but Emma also implores us to also remember that the nitty gritty work of slowing down, taking care of our bodies, being mindful of others, and investing in our cherished relationships are also VERY important, therapy or not.
46 minutes | Jan 6, 2021
Self Advocacy Responsibility with Mikaila Mastrofini
Endometriosis is a condition that effects 1 out of every 10 women. This is a condition in which cells that line the inside of your uterus grow elsewhere in the body. And it is way more common than we think. The symptoms can include painful periods/cramping, pain during sex, digestive issues and even infertility. A diagnosis can take upwards of 8-10 years because it is widely under-reported and misdiagnosed. Currently there is no cure, however, treatments include ablations (burning the cells) or excision (removal of tissue) slow the cell growth and improve symptoms. This week's guest was diagnosed with endometriosis at the very young age of 20 and she is bravely sharing her journey to diagnosis and through several levels of treatment. Mikaila is passionate about reminding others to listen to their bodies and advocating for themselves, even when its hard. With her story she reminds us that it is within our right to insist that our healthcare team listen to our concerns, our ideas and our feelings to help us navigate the daunting world of healthcare. In this conversation you will also be reminded (or maybe even learn for the first time) that infertility can be a paralyzing blow to women like Mikaila that yearn to become mothers. Unfortunately she has come in close proximity with uncomfortable discussions of infertility and possible hysterectomy treatment options. Therefore, she has taken steps to become a "Single Mother by Choice." Mikaila is passionate that, romantic partner or not, she will not allow the challenging hand she has been dealt deter her from taking steps to give brave, compassionate and kind love to a child. This young woman is a true inspiration and you will not want to miss listening to this episode!
47 minutes | Dec 16, 2020
Float Therapy Dreams with Shawnee Kyle
Shawnee is bringing a new meaning to the word REST to my little Idaho community with a state of the art float therapy center. Join us as we discuss how she left the life that she was "supposed" to have to grab on to the tail of a dream that just wouldn't die. She gives us all the details. From her decision to choose herself to how she discovered opening a float therapy center was the dream she needed to chase to find fulfillment. She will encourage you to NEVER ignore that nagging pit in your stomach that says something in your life just isn't quite right. Grab the tail of your dreams and fly! The world needs you, the most authentic purpose filled you. You will learn all about what float therapy is, what happens when you float, and even what you should wear (ps...its nothing...#floatnaked). You will learn about this new (at least to my community and brain) self care technique and place to truly rest. A place of solitude where all you can hear is your breath and your heart beat. A place where no one needs anything from you. A place where you can connect with you again. Sounds like heaven to me. Shawnee helped me discover a whole new modality for self care and I can't wait to go try it! How about you?
70 minutes | Dec 2, 2020
Understanding Trauma Messages with Rachel Kaschmitter
In this episode Rachel Kaschmitter and I discuss the differences between Big T traumas and Little T traumas. She helps us understand that while Big T trauma is often what we define as "trauma." The terrible, unfathomable and unfortunately all too real things, like war veteran PTSD trauma, rape victim trauma, childhood and martial abuse trauma. All of which certainly play a huge role in that of their victims. It surprises most, however, to discover that trauma comes in a much smaller version. The Little T version. Join Rachel and I as we discuss those little (not so little) adverse events (traumas) that life throws and how they play a much bigger role than you might expect. We are diving into it all in this episode. How trauma effects your relationships, your parenting right down to the way that these little buggers (Little T Traumas) play a role in your emotional response intensity.
65 minutes | Nov 18, 2020
Practicing Emotional Intelligence with Dani Salts
This convo is with friend and new business partner, Dani Salts. Throughout life, Danielle has always felt that there was more to communication than just words and that human connection should be the ultimate goal of a conversation. She has a passion for guiding people on a path of growing their Emotional Intelligence and believes that if we all knew ourselves better, this world would be easier to navigate. In this conversation we are diving into what Emotional Intelligence is and how to tell whether or not you have high or low emotional intelligence. She also walks us through the difference between "responding" and "reacting" and the impact that understanding the difference can have on your relationships, your work and your life. One sign of high emotional intelligence is caring about and understanding the power of your personal emotions on those around you. A simple/not so simple small step that can make such a huge change in all aspects of our lives! And last but not least, Dani and I have been cooking up a way to combine our talents to bring you tangible steps to take to improve your emotional and conversational intelligence. So don't miss it!
32 minutes | Oct 7, 2020
Ten things this non-runner learned from running
In this episode my love/hate relationship with using running as a tool for fitness is apparent. Walk with me through that "I love running. I hate running" inner running dialog and also though 10+ things that I learned about myself and life in general from the act of training to run my very first 10K. I am detailing my run in's with sprinklers, scary dogs, air quality and even headwind. Trust me. All these lessons are important to running but even more so to just life in general. Trust me. Give it a listen and then let me know if you switched "running" out for some other activity.
35 minutes | Sep 22, 2020
Convo Tips from a Podcaster with Melissa Guller
It is a super great way to cap off the first season of the podcast! All the conversational tips she has for podcasting...an art she has mastered...are also so applicable to you! We are covering the art of listening, how not to interrupt, my favorite phrase to elicit more conversation and SO much more! Melissa Guller is the founder of Wit & Wire, where she helps creators launch and produce podcasts with real growth potential. She’s an experienced podcast host and producer, as well as a top-rated instructor at General Assembly NYC and on Skillshare. She is the Head of Marketing Engagement at Teachable, a platform for entrepreneurs to build and sell their own online courses. AND the host and producer of their podcast, Everything is Teachable, which peaked as the #2 Career Podcast in the USA, hit 50,000+ downloads in the first season, and was featured in Apple Podcasts under best new podcasts. Learn more or get in touch at https://witandwire.com or @witandwire.
47 minutes | Sep 15, 2020
In this episode my garden loving friend Kate Dietze is giving us some much needed advise on all things get your hands dirty and grow some food. She walks us through the easiest way to start as a new gardener and even helps us with recipes, and preserving the food we grow. We are also talking about how we talk to ourselves and our children about food and where it comes from. Which for me and my little picky eater(s) is a quite insightful. You will also enjoy some of Kate's thoughts on our food system and things we can do to help our environment. I wish my sister from another Dietze "with and e" family lived just a little closer so she could rub off on me just a little bit more. I just know you will love this episode as much as I did! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
16 minutes | Sep 9, 2020
How to Respond to an Apology
In my very unqualified opinion, I have found a great way for kiddos AND ADULTS alike to respond to an apology. Even though our tendency is to say, "Oh it's okay, no biggie." I have struggled for the better part of the year to find a tool to give my kids in the instances when they receive a heart felt apology but their emotions are just a bit raw to walk into forgiveness right away. Or what we have come to accept as the slogan of "forgiveness" in the phrase "it's okay." In most cases, as a mother, when my kids get apologized too I can automatically see that it will be "okay." However, in the moment sometimes for a kiddo being apologized to there is some emotions involved and they need time to work through those. I want them to do that. Heck, I want to do that too before I respond. But, in society today the apology, however big or small, typically demands a response in the moment. In this episode, with a very special 5 year old little guest, I am walking through what I am now telling my kids is the appropriate thing to say when they are the receiver of an apology. And it can work for you too. Mom or not. Also, I am still trying to figure out a way to get them to be the apologizer every time they need to but I think that's a whole other episode. I am still working on that one as a well mannered adult so any thoughts on that would be much appreciated. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
42 minutes | Sep 1, 2020
Baby Steps to Empowerment with Mya Metzel
There are tough moments in time that change you, forever. In those pivotal moments we are presented with a choice. Stay and play victim or be propelled into something different, something new, something greater than where we were before. Today's guest chose to get up and GO. She is using something hard to not only make changes in her life but to empower others to do the same, little baby steps at a time. Mya gives us a pot of gold in this episode and all you have to do is pick it up and use it to the best of your ability. Join us as we talk through, repairing relationships, self advocacy, throwing out victim mentality, conflict resolution and much more! And, don't forget she has free online group and resources where you can find more Mya! Check out the show notes on kelseydietz.com for more information. For now, sit back and have a listen as we discuss her journey and tips for taking baby steps into a more empowered and healthier life. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
39 minutes | Aug 18, 2020
A Passion for Boundary Setting with Amanda Wells
Join us as we discuss all things boundary setting. Admittedly, I have previously been awful at setting them. But with each standing up or event taking down of a boundary fence I grow. My dear friend Amanda Wells and I are diving into boundary setting, revisiting and even purging to help optimize our life and the contentment with each passing year and as we move in and out of the lives we are honored touch. There is no better person to help us identify the importance of setting boundaries, not only our happiness but for our goals, values, precious, valued and limited time and emotional space. Don't miss it! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
33 minutes | Aug 4, 2020
Creating Connection with Megan Winfrey
When a woman experiences having multiple babies in her body at once and she meets another "Multiples Mama" there is an instant and automatic connection. Even if its the most subtle pause of acknowledgment at this tremendous achievement unnoticed by others in the room. Today I am have the privilege of sharing with you a conversation with a dear friend of mine, Megan Winfrey. She is a friend, Wife and fellow Multiples Mama living in Montana where she runs a very successful, mostly online, business founded her keen ability to create connections. In this conversation Megan walks us through why and how she created an online platform in which she shared her life with a genuine vulnerability that has people from across the country feeling as though they know her even though having FOUR kids under FOUR kept her pretty well house bound. We live in a world where sharing online is commonplace however creating connection is a different thing. Connection requires a certain amount of back and forth, give and take. My friend Megan is the master of creating real relationships, of bridging that gap of one sided digital disconnection and false pretenses that we lay our eyes on in most feeds. She walks us through sharing appropriately. The scary stuff yes, shared with authenticity and with boundaries. You do not want to miss this opportunity to join this conversation that feels and is a conversation between two friends are coming alongside each other to grow and share the love. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
41 minutes | Jul 28, 2020
Convos in Marketing with Janeale Dean
Today I am chatting it up with Janeale Dean, the founder of Desert Creative Group and an accomplished marketer. We are diving into how her full service marketing and creative company uses conversation to best support customers. Acting as a guiding light for growth, although sometimes challenging is Janeale’s main goal. Her company provides training, development and even helps with implementation because marketing means something different to everyone. It takes some serious conversational skills to be successful. Although even the word “marketing” is overwhelm inducing for me personally and never did I ever think I would need to market anything. I absolutely loved this conversation. Janeale shines light on so many different things that really had my heart singing and my wheels turning. Content marketing vs conversational marketing. Personal brands vs spokesperson. She even gives us a free exercise to help us on our way! We also discuss anger, unmet expectations, misunderstandings, embarrassment and the ebb and flow of happiness that conversation can create in all relationships, not just marketing. In fact, the whole episode you almost could switch the word “marketing” out for “relationships” and you would have an equally amazing episode. We discuss the ever important skill of listening and and how to create engagement with simple phrases and clear communication. These skills appear in all parts of our world. I am so thankful for Janeale for giving us bite size chunks and communication to make any marketing venture (or relationship communication) more tangible, successful and enjoyable!
39 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
Appropriate Empathy with Lauren Nesbit
In this episode I am talking with a badass business owner all while she navigates the different phases of becoming a doctor. That’s right, a doctor! This convo is a fantastic representation of the humanness of communication. A calling out of empathy at the right time for maximum results. Using slightly different words, to change a whole message. She is walking us through some of her experiences to help us show empathy in the most appropriate way. Sometimes we jump to saying “me too” when someone shares something hard with us. We think it will help the other person feel less alone in their struggles. Or we just have our own crap to unload. Although sometimes it's appropriate to share your own stories when someone shares theirs, as Lauren explains, not always. Sometimes it has the opposite effect. She also helps us understand the difference between a Medical Student and a Medical Resident. Giving us a glimpse at the life and emotions of a doctor that I think some will be surprised to know. We have to remind ourselves that our doctors are also humans. Especially in times of pandemic! They certainly have expert knowledge/skills with the power to help us come closer to wellness. They still need things like dry shampoo and go through the emotions “impostor syndrome, as Lauren explains. And Lauren’s creative outlet born as a stress reliever is pure beauty and fashion with a western flare. After you hear this episode you will be putting your name on a wait-list to see this local Rural Family Medicine doc. And be sure to checkout and support her Blue Roan Wildrags business! Lauren is a recent graduate of the University of Washington school of Medicine and has begun her residency in rural family medicine. Her friends would say she's loyal. Her boyfriend says she's the best cook west of the Colorado. She is the creative mind and owner of Blue Roan Wild Rags. These Custom Brand Wild Rags are tough enough for the branding pen. Beautiful enough for the show pen. Made in the USA in the Gem State! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
47 minutes | Jul 14, 2020
Fitness Conversations with Monique Middlekauff
Today I am talking with Monique Middlekauff who not only manages TWO Lifestyle medicine clinics in Twin Falls, Idaho but is also a science loving athlete that has an online fitness business. Her business blends her love of science and fitness into a compilation of video demonstrations for you to follow along at home. All of course backed up by evidence, but made to meet you where you are in your fitness, diet and health. Monique's has a PhD in Exercise Physiology from the University of Utah. She is a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and she is board certified in Lifestyle Medicine. She continues to publish research in the field of exercise science, and is an Exercise Medicine, Level 3 credentialed provider. Monique is a certified Higher Education Teaching Specialist and loves challenging you to pursue deeper knowledge and understanding. In this episode we are talking about the many conversations she has about wellness and fitness. We touch on fad diets and the risk versus benefits of choosing one. The discussion carries us through how food is personal and how capability is NOT the same as capacity. We even touch on shame around fitness. In fact, we dive right into my personal top 3 excuses for not exercising. And Monique gives me great tips on how to combat them in hopes of, so she says, generating more energy. Combat the exhaustion with exercise!? --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
30 minutes | Jul 7, 2020
Find Beauty in Tragedy with Alexes Brown
Today I am talking with Alexes Brown, the creator of Find + Flourish, a small hand lettering, feminine design and illustration business. Although this incredible woman has always been inclined to create beauty, in this episode she is sharing a difficult part of her story that greatly impacted the creation of her beautiful business and continues to impact her family’s life. The story of the loss of her daughter is one that she is so brave to continue to talk about. One of extreme tragedy that brings beauty and hope to others. We talk together about how it's difficult to find the right words to say to someone that is experiencing the loss of a loved one. Both for you as a supportive friend and for the one sitting with such a heavy grief. We are not always comfortable being close to someone else’s grief. Not comfortable enough to say words that are meaningful anyway. And my dear friend graces us with some ideas for how to be there for someone in these times of unthinkable sadness. The loss of a loved one, especially a child, does not get healed by time. However, it can become lighter to carry. Alexes embodies a beautiful bravery and grace in continuing to share her story. She honors her daughter’s memory and in doing so brings beauty, hope, peace and growth to others, like me and now you. I am honored to know this woman who proves that we are all capable of doing hard things. The beauty creation business that Alexes is now running is an outpouring of her understanding that finding a small amount of peace after tragedy, even when it's hard, can create room for beauty, love and an ability to share hope with others.
31 minutes | Jun 30, 2020
Be a Badass Giver of Love with Khristin Quigley
This convo is with jewelry creator and business owner Khristin Quigley. Join us as we chat about how her jewelry business started at her kitchen table with a stamping set that was gifted to her.It wasn’t long before she was stamping with her own spin on...
43 minutes | Jun 23, 2020
Embrace Your "And" with Katie Rickert
This convo is with blogger and freelance writer Katie Rickert. Join us as we chat about one of her blog posts, "And." It hit me in all the feels so I just HAD to have her on the podcast.Katie shares the inspiration behind her blog post. She encourages...
51 minutes | Jun 23, 2020
Knowing Yourself with Jeanna Secrist
I am talking with Jeanna Secrist, Disney Dream Designer extraordinaire. We dive into how knowing yourself, with benevolence, can drive your negative self-talk and more. We discuss tools such as StrengthFinders, DISC assessments, and the Enneagram as...
12 minutes | Jun 16, 2020
Teaser Episode: Discovery of Self
Challenging and painful. Vulnerable and beautiful. Above all, absolutely crucial. The journey to self-discovery, to truly knowing who you are on the soul level is by far the best work one can do. Throughout this season of the podcast, one theme will...
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