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Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories
33 minutes | Oct 18, 2021
Keep Calm and Fidget On: Anxious Energy Fuels Big Business Idea with Calm Strips
Sometimes the best ideas come as a result of creative problem solving. For Michael Malkin, he turned busy Apple Store shifts and an excess of restless energy into his business Calm Strips – and the rest is history. What may seem like a simple product proved to be a stand-out option for anyone looking for a discrete fidget tool. In this episode of Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories, the entrepreneur is joined by team member Luce Fuller as they share the story of how Calm Strips grew from an idea, to a product, to a growing business all in the span of just over a year.
35 minutes | Oct 11, 2021
Hydrating Our Skin & Cells while Cleaning Our Oceans with Jové Water
What if we told you your water may not be hydrating you? Some say it’s no wonder up to 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. Jovē is doing things differently, clinically proven to provide proper hydration for cellular health, all with joy and love. In today’s episode of Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories we sit down with two of the Jovē team members, Tammy Hobbs and Elizabeth Lucey, to dive into why Jovē is so groundbreaking, and the years of work that went into building this brand.
37 minutes | Oct 4, 2021
From National Entertainment Reporter to Metaphysical Teacher with Laura Saltman
Entertainment reporter turned mindfulness, meditation, and metaphysical teacher Laura Saltman joins us for this week’s episode of Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories. When two sudden losses in her family caused her to reflect on the life she had created for herself, she realized it was time for a new path. Through trial and error, Laura found her new calling. She now works in a space where she’s not only able to heal herself, but shows up daily to help others heal and grow as well. Today she is a four-time author, meditation host, and healer encouraging people to pursue their dreams.
33 minutes | Sep 27, 2021
From Cystic Acne To Med Spa Entrepreneur for Melanated Skin with Maghan Morin
Entrepreneurship is in Maghan Morin’s DNA. From being raised by an entrepreneur to starting her first company in college, Maghan is no stranger to working hard to make her dreams come true. In today’s episode of Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories, Maghan tells her story that led her to her latest business endeavor: Melanated Beauty Spa. After over a decade of struggling with her own skin and experiencing first-hand how traditional spas were not able to always provide her the customer service she deserved, Maghan knew what she needed to do.
39 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
Dancing with the Stars Pro Turns His Award-winning Moves Into A Wellness Business with Louis Van Amstel
Three-time world dance champion and emmy-nominated choreographer Louis van Amstel joins Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories to share his life story – from starting dance at 10 years old, through the highs and lows of working on Dancing with the Stars, to building an online business that undeniably adds the value of dance and health & fitness into his client’s lives.
38 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
Is This My Life? Help For Healthcare Professionals with Dr. Naomi Jean-Baptiste
Almost 400 medical professionals die by suicide per year, and that was before the pandemic. Medical professionals, like today’s Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories guest Dr. Naomi Jean-Baptiste, are experiencing something many haven’t before -- and as a result are under unimaginable stress. Dr. JB has been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic since day one, and she identified needs that weren’t being met -- mental wellness support for her peers, access to medical information for the public, and a need to reduce burnout rates in the medical profession. In today’s episode, Dr. JB tells her story of becoming an Emergency Medicine Physician, how the pandemic has impacted her, and why she founded Hope4Med.
33 minutes | Sep 6, 2021
The Kind Effect: Healing from Grief Through Random Acts of Kindness with Megan Snedden
“The biggest difference we can make comes down to the sum of the small things we do for others each day.” - Megan SneddenThis quote by today’s podcast guest, Megan, captures her philosophy about creating a life filled with purpose through random acts of kindness. What started as a viral video on Facebook led Megan to creating The Kind Effect, a movement where Megan travels the world performing good deeds for strangers. In this week’s episode of Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories, Megan shares the origin of her random acts of kindness, the science behind a kind act, and how her kind acts changed over the pandemic (there may have been a dinosaur involved!).
35 minutes | Aug 30, 2021
The Signs & Symptoms of Trauma and How To Heal with Psychotherapist Jennifer Tomko
Trauma can impact anyone, and at some point in our lives, it likely affects all of us. The Surfside building collapse. A second large earthquake in Haiti. The 20th anniversary of 9/11. A global pandemic. These are just a few examples that have taken place in 2021 alone. Let’s face it, traumatic events are all around us.Luckily professionals like Jennifer Tomko, a licensed psychotherapist who specializes in treating trauma, are here to help clients find growth through their trauma. In episode 64 of Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories, Jennifer shares her journey of how a mid-life crisis and cross-country move led her to finding her bigger purpose: helping trauma survivors find their own meaning.
37 minutes | Aug 23, 2021
Showcasing The Beauty in Disabled Bodies Through Nonprofit Art Exhibition with Shelly Baer
The Bold Beauty Project has been shattering beauty standards since 2016. In the latest episode of Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories, Shelly Baer shares her journey of breaking the stigma that comes with disability. After a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis at the age of three, Shelly never let it slow her down -- but she did struggle to fully accept her identity as a disabled woman. Decades later, Shelly founded and co-directed a photography exhibit, Bold Beauty Project, that changed her life and also the perception others had about people with disabilities.
34 minutes | Aug 16, 2021
International Model Fights Back Against Rosacea with Vegan & Cruelty-Free Skincare Line with Jaimie Hilfiger
Jaimie Hilfiger is a model, actress, beauty mogul, and self-made entrepreneur -- yes, with a famous last name too. BUT that is only one small fraction of her story. She’s opening up about her skincare struggles with type 2 rosacea -- and how it led her to launch a skincare line, break into the beauty industry, and help others cultivate confidence through self-care. “Never be afraid to be yourself” is her mantra. In this episode of Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories, Jaimie tells her story of early success, letting go of insecurities, and embracing inner and outer beauty.
37 minutes | Aug 9, 2021
Miami Spa Month: Crystal Healing & Other Peruvian Wellness Techniques with K'Alma Spa
This week on Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories we are celebrating Miami Spa Month with Marizza Contreras, founder of K’Alma Spa. Marizza became a self-made entrepreneur in 2004, but she brought a new wellness retreat to life with the start of K’Alma Spa in 2018, combining her background in the wellness industry with her passion for changing the lives of her clients. The shift in her approach to wellness took place after her own life-changing event.“I never thought this was my path until I had a stroke,” Marizza said.Today, she’s created K’Alma’s services to be truly unique. They incorporate Marizza’s Peruvian culture with elements of crystal healing, guided meditation, and shamans. It is a spiritual space to work not only on your body, but on your soul.
31 minutes | Aug 2, 2021
4 Types of Stories You Should Be Telling In Your Service-Based Business
I’m baaaaaack for a solo episode of Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories. As the host of a podcast all about sharing entrepreneurship stories, and the owner of a business that does the same… something I’ve heard too often from business owners is “I just don’t like talking about myself.” If you want to market your small business, you MUST tell YOUR small business stories. Today, I sit down to discuss the four stories your small business needs to be telling, and how that leads to building authentic connections.
30 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
Changing The Game: Movement in Our Metropolis with Meg Daly of The Underline
Seven years ago, Meg Daly had a crazy idea. With two broken arms from a recent bike accident and a new lens for how she looked at the world, Meg walked below Miami’s Metrorail and saw nothing but potential. Space that to anyone else would be considered dirty, dangerous, and not worth a second look, but Meg saw an opportunity for a chance to bring more green into Miami - specifically in an underutilized space. Her vision slowly started to come to life in 2014, and today The Underline is open to the public.
36 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
Do We All Need Healing?
Does everyone need healing? According to Shameka and Isaac Collins, the answer is a big yes. Together, the married mental health counselors have worked with people from all walks of life who want to better themselves. Their love for people and motto of “Do it Together” led them towards opening Collins & Collins Clinical Services in 2019 where they restore families and relationships as a team. In today’s episode of Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories, the couple shares more about their practice today and how their personal growth contributes to their success with clients.
36 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
From Life-Threatening Childbirth to Peace of Mind
From fighting for her life, to serving the greater good, Jaclyn Strauss’ entrepreneurial journey started with an experience she never would have imagined. She almost died during the birth of her second child.Death during childbirth is something we don’t frequently talk about, but is very much a reality. It was Jaclyn’s wakeup call. Not only would her family have the grief of losing her, but they would have had the burden of untangling household matters that only lived inside her own head. This sparked something in Jaclyn, and she created My Macro Memoir so that she, and other users, never needed to worry about this again.
25 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
Martial Arts Master: Fighting For Connections & Confidence
Lifelong fighter Diego De Vera is living his entrepreneurial dream. Shortly after his move to Miami, the Argentina-native founded his very own gym, KO Zone, and fulfilled his life-long goal. Over the last 15 years KO Zone has grown to be the number one Martial Arts Gym in South Florida, according to Diego. It’s not just the expert training that brings people back to the gym each week, but the community you experience right as you walk through the doors.
31 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
The Food App with a Waste-Saving Purpose
Almost 40% of all food produced in the US is wasted. In addition, 10% of people in the US are food insecure - which means the food wasted could feed those who are in need and there would still be food left over.These stats, while shocking, are not hard to believe when you consider the potential for waste at restaurants, grocery stores, and even in our own homes. This is what shocked Rafael Garrido and his wife Monica into action, together creating a digital marketplace dedicated to helping food retailers earn revenue and new clients by selling their food before it is wasted. Their app LOVVETT is taking South Florida by storm.
28 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Holistic Nutrition: Why Diet & Exercise Are Not Enough
Jennifer Jones has over a decade of experience in health and wellness. Specifically she’s found success in holistic nutrition, and so have her clients. She doesn’t focus on the calories, diet trends, food, or exercise alone – but looks at the whole individual. After implementing a holistic approach to nutrition in her own life, Jennifer saw dramatic results that included relief from debilitating menstrual cycles. Now, as the CEO of JENuine nutrition, she teaches her clients (with a 100% success rate) how to eat for life, to help naturally reduce stress, balance hormones, and lose weight.
35 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
From Broken To Whole: How One Nonprofit Helps You 'Be Strong'
One day at a time, nonprofit Be Strong International, is making South Florida a better place for individuals and families. At the helm is CEO Michelle Shirley, who began her career with the organization out of college, thinking it was a “stepping stone” to other opportunities. Little did she know, she would grow dramatically personally and professionally through her work with Be Strong International. Passion. Purpose. Happiness. These are all things she found in her own life through her work at the nonprofit and witnesses the healing nature of their programs, in the lives of those they serve.
33 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
Burned Out? This Neurocoach Once Was Too.
We’ve all got goals, but there is nothing worse than feeling stuck in pursuit of them. Even harder? Avoiding burnout in today’s society, where “success” becomes the synonym to busy. In today’s episode of Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories, our guest Keshawn Hughes talks about it all: how you can recognize the signs of burnout, how you can avoid it, and the resources available to beat it. The Neurocoach also shares how burnout has impacted her life, and how it eventually led to finding her passion of helping others help themselves.
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