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On The DL with Dana Levenson
57 minutes | May 26, 2022
A Cancer Thriver
You have heard of a cancer survivor but have you heard of a cancer thriver? At age 33 Renee Kaiman was diagnosed with stage IV metastatic breast cancer. That was 7 years ago. Renee tells Dana she has been fighting ever since. She had a choice to make. Either she was going to live her life saying ‘why me’ or change her mindset and live everyday to the fullest. Renee decided to share her terminal diagnosis and cancer journey with the hope of inspiring others. She is beloved on social media and not just for her infectious smile and epic dance parties she hosts with her two young kids but, for her vulnerability and courage. You will love her after listening for just one minute.
39 minutes | Apr 22, 2022
The CBD Glow
Can you get high from using CBD skincare? That would be a resounding NO. Co-founder of wellness brand Nuveev, Samantha Marchiano speaks with Dana about the benefits of CBD infused products and dispels the myths surrounding the powerful plant. Samantha who is a skincare specialist and makeup artist explains how the plant has some of the most powerful antioxidants and anti inflammatory properties to help restore skin and give your face a glow. The new Soothe skincare line by Nuveev is regulated and legal. So much so that it can only be purchased at www.ocs.ca. Samantha also shares some of her makeup and beauty secrets. For more information check out www.nuveev.com
63 minutes | Apr 14, 2022
Your Genes Don't Lie
CEO and founder of the DNA Company, Kashif Khan shares his thoughts of the future of medicine and why he believes learning how to navigate your genetic road map can lead to your ultimate health. What if you can find out what your risk factors are for disease and dementia, or why you wake up feeling tired each morning, or figure out how to shed those last five pounds. Can you imagine unlocking your health secrets so you can control your future? Dana can and so she did. Kashif breaks down Dana's genetic test and shares what she can expect in the future if she is proactive today.
59 minutes | Apr 7, 2022
Women's Age & Stage
“Women in menopause are like butterflies. First, they undergo metamorphosis, then they take flight to become their true, authentic and free selves.” Andrea Donsky, Founder of Morphus and Menopause educator speaks with Dana about the life changing and inevitable journey for women. The two of them normalize the conversation around a still very-much taboo topic and its many symptoms. As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN), Andrea gets down to the basics shares some practical solutions on how to manage your peri and menopausal symptoms through nutrition and lifestyle changes.
57 minutes | Mar 9, 2022
Progress not Perfection
'Clutter around your home is just unmade decisions'. Megan Golightly from Simplified speaks to Dana about the psychology of organizing. She tells Dana it is unhealthy to have nagging critical thoughts about the states of our home but getting started can be paralyzing. This is an incredible and very useful conversation about how to take those first steps and what to do with the 'stuff' that is holding you back from creating the spaces you deserve. It is not about perfection, it is about progress. To learn more about out Megan's tips and how-to guides check out www.go-simpified.com or @gosimplified on instagram.
56 minutes | Feb 17, 2022
It is Not All or Nothing
Amanda Nighbert, registered dietitian specializing in weight loss nutrition says it like it is. If want to loose weight, take charge of your nutrition, and be in control of your health then stop eating like an 'asshole'. It is that simple, if you have the tools and knowledge to stop beating yourself up every time you have a bay day. Amanda's passion is to empower others to break the all or nothing mindset and find sustainable change for long term weight loss success. As Amanda tells Dana you probably will eat that piece of cake but, you have to drop the might-as-well mindset and quickly refocus to get yourself back to your wellness journey. This is one of the best and most informative conversations about nutrition Dana has had yet. A must listen!
54 minutes | Feb 10, 2022
Making Your Mess Your Message
Emily Lyons, one of North America's leading female entrepreneurs gets candid with Dana about her path to success. While Emily is known for leading with kindness, she shares so much more with Dana. Emily is raw and authentic about her life story, and she reveals why there is no path to success without sacrifice. Emily also speaks about overcoming addiction, mental health issues, and the loss of loved ones. Listen to this powerful conversation of how one multi-business leader uses her life experiences to continue to elevate to incredible accomplishment and happiness.
48 minutes | Feb 3, 2022
Keeping Your Child Alive
Jess Moran is a mother who goes to sleep each night not knowing if her daughter will be alive the next day. If this sounds harsh, it is actually far worse. Jess is speaking out loud about her daughter's multiple suicide attempts and her mental health with the hope of destigmatizing mental illness. Jess shares what life has been like for her family during the pandemic, in particular the effects of not having access to care for their daughter, and how isolation may have contributed to her daughter's decline. Listen to this mom's incredible amount of courage.
53 minutes | Jan 27, 2022
Turning 50 is a privilege, and as many people would attest it is not a birthday that marks the beginning of the end. So why the stigma? Irma Heuven asked herself the exact same thing and so began her mission to enlighten people from across the globe. With her with daily positive pro-aging messages and images, Irma's @chapter_fifty instagram page celebrates the aging process and provides daily reminders of that we are only as old as we feel. Irmas shares with her Dana her journey turning fifty and why she believes it is so important to change the aging narrative.
50 minutes | Jan 6, 2022
"I don't want to live the next half of my life feeing terrible". An extremely powerful statement that resonates with so many of us. Former supermodel & actress Monika Schnarre shares with Dana her fascinating journey into optimizing her health. Monika had health issues that were not uncommon but, nonetheless worrisome as she believed she was eating and exercising properly. Her healing began only after she had her DNA tested and found out she was living all wrong for her body. Monika also shares with Dana what life was like as the youngest teenager ever to be on the cover of Vogue and what experiences as a supermodel she carried to adulthood. Find out how learning about her DNA has helped Monika life a much healthier and happier life.
51 minutes | Dec 9, 2021
Step into Your Feminine Warrior
If you have ever been in a painful, dark place then you know how hard it is to arrive on the other side of it. Helen Tansey and Dianne Wiseman have both been there and they want to inspire others to get to a personal place where they are good with themselves. Once in darkness, these women found their light and are now co-hosts of the podcast The Feminine Warrior. Helen and Dianne speak to Dana about finding their own female warrior side and process it takes to get there. Once you have stepped into your own warriorship you will know exactly what we are talking about.
48 minutes | Nov 25, 2021
Shirley Weir introduces herself as a Menopause Chick. Her perimenopause journey with sore boobs, sleep deprivation, depression and brain fog which led Shirley to her doctor’s ofﬁce, the book store and “Dr. Google,” but she was left feeling confused, overwhelmed and alone. Can you relate? If not now, chances are you will some day. On a quest to navigate her own mid life health while helping thousands of women she launched Menopause Chicks, an online platform empowering women to talk openly about perimenopause and menopause, and to connect to women’s health professionals. You will learn so much from this conversation.
50 minutes | Nov 11, 2021
Know Your Body
Having information about your health is empowering. What you do with that knowledge is highly personal but, for Lauren Levy, her health journey has become her advocacy. The mom of 4 shares her highly personal story and the decision to have a prophylactic double mastectomy and oophorectomy. Lauren is the co-owner of ANI + WREN a multi-brand digital destination for the modern woman and speaks candidly with Dana about why every woman needs to know what is happening with their own body. At 25 Lauren found out she has the BRCA1 gene.
52 minutes | Nov 4, 2021
Wellness, You Know When You're Ready
Cheryl Hickey , Host of ET Canada is the real deal. She opens up to Dana about her wellness journey and what brought her to that stage in her life, and what she does to stay healthy. Cheryl gets candid about her work, including her humble beginnings, her anxiety, her family's health, how she survived hosting a national tv show from her bedroom, and her meditation. This is a conversation is a must listen.
60 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
Reimagine Your Dream Home
You can change how you feel by loving the space you live in. Your dream home. We have all spent an incredible amount of time at home and most probably would love to change a few things here and there. Ali Budd from Ali Budd Interiors explains how you can. Ali and her team bring an authenticity to each and every one of their projects by sharing all of their day to day experiences. Followers adore Ali not just for her wisdom in design but for her connection to real life, and how we can draw from this to reimagine our own homes.
49 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
Anything Is Possible
Anything is possible when you believe. Change can be a new opportunity and at any age and age stage in your life and there is no one who can attest to that more than Marci Ien. Former journalist and tv show host and now MP elect Marci gets candid with Dana about finding her courage to make a huge life and career change. Marci share her life lessons and the reasons for her choices.
39 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
If you have ever worked in a toxic work environment than you know how destructive and debilitating it can be to your physical and emotional health. While it has never seemed so important to re-enter the workplace, there are so many people who are terrified to go back to work as they once knew it. Melanie Pump has worked her way up from an entry level position to the C-suite. She has experienced both positive and toxic work environments. Melanie shares her work journey with Dana, including working in a terrible setting when she lost her life parter. Melanie hopes to inspire people to overcome work bullies and bad bosses. We all have had one or two.
48 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
Imagine you have every reason to stop but, you don't. Imagine you are judged the moment someone looks at you but, that won't deter you from living your best life. Tracy Schmitt is unstoppable. Born a quadruple amputee, she is a Paralmypic skier, climbed the Himalayas, has her MBA, and is a motivational speaker. Tracy shares with Dana her extraordinary life story and why her mission and purpose is to dispel any stereotypes regarding people living with a disability. What you see is not always what you get.
48 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
Raising Up Men
Imagine having every reason to hate men because you have had one painful experience after another. Yet what if you chose instead to own your experiences and your choices. Karen Carrington has dedicated her life to raising up men. Instead of hate she loves. Instead of anger she celebrates men. This is an extraordonary conversation about forgiveness, awareness, empathy, accountability, and compassion.
34 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
In A Snap
Imagine in one quick snap your entire life changes. Julian Uccello was a rising soccer star playing with FC Crotone Italy, and competing against some of the best soccer players in the world. He shares with Dana how his dreams came to a grinding halt, in a snap. He was 25 years old and diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Listen to Julian's journey of triumph and tragedy and how this soaring athlete now lives everyday with MS.
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