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Own Your Truth Podcast
10 minutes | Sep 15, 2022
Ep.70: Then He Said: I Hate You Dada
This episode is about the art and practice of shutting down the ego and deeply listening to the only truth that matters. Because someday, we may get the most powerful insight and life-changing clarity we need, at exactly the moment we no longer have the patience or mental bandwidth to receive it.
45 minutes | May 1, 2022
Ep.69: Embracing The Unknown
Monique Scott is a Law of Attraction Coach who helps single women over 40 recreate the lives they truly want. Through guided manifestation practice, coaching, and affirmation muzic, Monique’s work is about helping her clients to shift the negative paradigms in their lives and achieve their biggest goals. Something that she shared with me during our interview was that we can manifest something that we deeply desire only to discover that it’s no longer what we want or need. This ability to embrace the unknown and unforeseen outcomes has informed the journey of a courageous human being who was able to find forgiveness, gratitude and healing within the most traumatic chapter of her life. In this episode, we explore how to successfully manifest in alignment with your highest self, how to remain grounded in your spiritual journey, and how to navigate through the darkness with kindness and clarity.
48 minutes | Mar 1, 2022
Ep.68: Overcoming Self-Doubt & Perfectionism
Our behavior, habits, and emotions don’t just manifest out of the ether, it all comes from somewhere. My conversation with Natalie Moore was such a fun and fulfilling opportunity to explore the source of where it all comes from and to take a deep dive into the steps, actions, and journey of healing and personal growth. As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Natalie’s holistic approach to therapy is about empowering her clients to make positive changes and exploring the thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and body sensations that can influence their quality of life. This episode is an honest and vulnerable chat about the origin of self-doubt, perfectionism, fear of judgment, and rejection, and the steps that we can all take to envision and create the future we desire.
43 minutes | Jan 22, 2022
Ep.67: Surviving The Dark Moments
In 2021, I connected with Lu Bryant, an incredibly talented writer who found the courage to share her deeply personal story that quite frankly, changed my life. Her book, Tortured to Triumph, is a journey through complex PTSD and the story of a child who was neglected, abused, starved, torn from her siblings before the age of three, survived a near-death experience at age 7, and was declared legally dead by age 33. After eight months of conversations and learning about the heart-wrenching moments of Lu’s life, I was inspired by her incredible capacity to find gratitude within the darkness, strengthen her connection with spirit, and overcome the kind of insurmountable odds that would have destroyed the strongest of souls. This episode is a reminder that no matter how difficult the journey, we’re never alone, we can prevail, and our path to healing may open up a space for others to do the same.
95 minutes | Dec 20, 2021
Ep.66: Invisible Battles in Small Business
When you run a small business, you will inevitably face countless challenges and invisible battles that your customers may never know about. As the co-owner of à bloc coffee and the head of all delicious treats and baked goods, Jenny Johnson’s story of resilience and innovation, shed some much-needed light on those hidden moments of growth that the world just doesn’t get to see. This interview was such a rare, raw, and no-bullshit kind of chat that gets right to the heart of relationships, business, life, and how to stay grounded amidst the chaos.
57 minutes | Nov 5, 2021
Ep.65: Turning Pain Into Profit
Emilie Given is the founder and CEO of She’s A Given, a Seattle-based virtual assistant agency that specializes in matching high-level executive assistants with business leaders and their teams. I was introduced to Emilie by a recent guest on the podcast when I realized it was finally time for me to hire my own virtual assistant but I had no idea of the incredible story I would discover in the process. After a near-death experience that forever changed her outlook on life, Emilie decided to leave her 9-5 job at Amazon Corporate HQ and built her own thriving six-figure thriving business to achieve a more balanced life with her family. This interview is as real, courageous, and vulnerable as it gets, as we explore how the pivotal moments in childhood, the strength of our relationships, and the will to survive those dark moments can forever change the course of life.
59 minutes | Oct 11, 2021
Ep.64: From Chaos To Confidence
While our stories have the power to shape us, it’s the decisions we make that define us. However, for so many of us, it can be so easy to fall victim to the narrative of the past and all the roadblocks that have kept us from believing we deserve better. Natalie Crawford is a confidence and transformation coach who is helping her clients to overcome those invisible but very real obstacles of self-doubt, fear, and empowering women to turn their pain into power. This interview was such a rare and beautiful moment where I genuinely got swept away in Natalie’s story and her incredibly vulnerable and courageous sharing of those defining moments in her life. Natalie did not hold back in this episode and her ability to openly share some of the most painful memories in her life paints a truly inspirational portrait of resilience and grace.
56 minutes | Sep 3, 2021
Ep.63: Conscious Parenting & Relationships
When we become a parent, we are provided with two vital opportunities for growth and awakening. We can either consciously choose to confront the wounds of our past or unconsciously carry our generational pain into our relationships with our kids. Yummii Nguyen is someone who chose to confront her emotional wounds and create her own expression of motherhood with intention, love, and purity. As the founder and creator of The Motherhood Mindset, Yummii is a mindset coach who writes, teaches, and shares ideas on how to live a life guided by love and the journey of healing generational wounds through parenting. This episode is as real, courageous, and inspirational as it gets, as Yummii’s story of rising from a broken home to surviving immense grief and changing the trajectory of her life is such a beautiful example of what this human journey is all about.
63 minutes | Aug 6, 2021
Ep.62: Leading From Within
Lisa Winneke is the Founder of The Wholehearted Method, the host of the Good News Guide podcast, a speaker, author, and heart-centered visionary who has been deeply immersed in the personal development space for over a decade. After years of struggling with depression, coping with an eating disorder, and ignoring those "tiny nudges" from within, she courageously chose to leave her 20-year marriage in 2018, and forge a legacy of truth and wholeness for her sons and the world. Her ability to connect and transform her clients' lives and relationships is informed by her own journey of overcoming the doubt, judgment, guilt, and fear of crossing the bridge from half-hearted living into the wholehearted expression of her humanity. This episode is about the courage it takes to let go of something “good” in search of something extraordinary and how to amplify your truth, alleviate suffering, and create a space for profound and loving transformation.
50 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
Ep. 61: Reimagining Hospitality with Orso Pasta
Imagine being a chef with a lifelong dream of opening up your restaurant, only to have it all stripped away by the pandemic and having to rethink your entire vision from the ground up. As the founder, chef, and chief “noodle head” at Orso Pasta in Los Angeles, this was the reality that forced Josh Buckwald to question his reasons for wanting to cook and the moment that clarified the new mission of Orso. In this episode, we talk about reimagining what entrepreneurship, relationships, and hospitality look like in the midst of uncertain times, and how keeping things simple can often provide the most powerful opportunities for growth and alignment.
44 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
Ep.60: The Give and Take of Entrepreneurship
When I learned about Kristin Swanson’s journey of surviving breast cancer, coping with loss, and the personal, professional, and spiritual transformation that informed her life and the why behind her work, I was inspired to dig deeper. As a strategy implementation consultant and business coach, Kristin specializes in helping thought leaders and entrepreneurs execute their “someday when” projects and turn procrastination into profit. In addition to the impact of her coaching, she’s also an incredibly resilient human being whose relationship with time and the ability to move through the dark moments of her life, is a powerful example of someone who is truly doing the work she’s meant to be doing. In this episode, we explore how to manage your energy in a world that demands it all, the give and take of entrepreneurship, and how to break free of the limiting beliefs that hold us back.
72 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
Ep.59: Metal, Truth, and Moving Through The Darkness
Peter Buck is a sustainability education advocate, an author, poet, musician, and award-winning teacher who has always had a strong sense of what should be righted and what has been wronged in the world. His 2017 TEDx Talk: What’s the Future Hold? Ask a Metalhead...opened my eyes to how heavy metal musicians can be voices of social consciousness and tap into the essence of what it means to be a human living in inhumane times. My conversation with Peter was the peak expression of the mission of this podcast, as his courage and willingness to share so much of his soul, created a space for me to do the same. Together we explore the pain of divorce, the journey of fatherhood, the sacrifices we make to create change, and how art, music, and heart-centered actions can guide us through the darkest chapters in our lives.
74 minutes | May 14, 2021
Ep.58: Putting the Love Into What You Make
My 40th birthday will forever be known as the day I had my first bite of Baked by Sha Sha “funfetti” cake. That first bite was my “Ratatouille” / Disney movie moment where I was transported back to my childhood and fully immersed in the kind of delicious, sensory experience that happens when you can taste the love that an artist puts into their bake. Sharon Phillips is the founder of Baked by Sha Sha and her bespoke creations of clean treats & cheat treats are not just highly addictive, they are chapters in a story of self-discovery, family, growth, and the moments that remind us of the simple joys in life. My conversation with Sharon was an insightful, incredibly fun, and vulnerable dive into the journey of entrepreneurship, being an introvert, honoring our unique gifts, and how to embrace the dark moments as fuel for success.
50 minutes | May 7, 2021
Ep.57: Just a Squiggle
What if our perception of creativity was completely wrong? What if it’s not just something you’re born with, but a superpower that you can access by provoking your brain to get out of “shortcut mode” and think thoughts that have never been thought before? As the founder and CEO of Just a Squiggle, a creative thinking company, Camila Kaul is dedicated to helping organizations & individuals turn their biggest problems into possibilities through the power of creative thinking. With her background in neuroscience, marketing and strategy honed at Harvard Business School of Management and as the Head of Sales Development & Strategy at Google for over a decade, Camila deeply understands the global, economic, and personal impact of creative thinking and how it can be used to improve our everyday lives. In this episode we explore the process of kickstarting our brains to think differently, finding creative solutions to problems, and how to embrace moments of constraint as opportunities for growth and innovation. "This episode is presented in Immersive Sound by Sound Designer and Producer Andres Borda (Decora Multisensorial Marketing)" ... to get the best audio experience possible, we recommend wearing headphones to fully enjoy this immersive sound episode.
74 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
Ep.56: Kono's Kitchen
Michelle Chu is the founder and CEO of Kono’s Kitchen, a pet treats company that is helping dog parents to build stronger connections with their pets, one treat at a time. What I love most about Michelle’s story and the mission of her company, is that in addition to donating 10% of the profits back to the medical costs of rescue dogs, her focus, drive, and passion for sharing the imperfect journey of pet parenting has created a space for other pet parents to do the same. Her legendary work ethic and love of learning have turned Kono’s Kitchen into a powerful community of support, educational resources, and a safe space to embrace the reality of the pet nutrition and parenting journey, instead of the curated version. In this episode, we explore what it was like to launch a business in the middle of the pandemic, how to make heart-centered decisions as an entrepreneur, and what it means to live your definition of success.
34 minutes | Feb 26, 2021
Ep.55: Selfless Giving
Yuri Williams is the founder of the non-profit A Future Superhero and Friends whose mission is to provide essential support for the homeless, veterans, sick children, low-income families, and anyone in need of uplifting. As a juvenile correctional officer for over twenty years, Yuri has restructured his entire work schedule to allow for three 16-hour shifts in a row, so that he can dedicate four days per week to his non-profit. Then, he dresses up like a superhero and gets to work. He visits skidrow, cancer wards, and families in need to deliver toys, medicine, food, and anything he can to bring light, relief, and a little extra joy into people’s lives. If you have never heard of Yuri Williams and his incredible organization, I hope this episode inspires you to dive deeper into the videos, stories, and interviews that have highlighted the life’s work of someone who I believe to be the finest example of selfless service and giving.
53 minutes | Feb 12, 2021
Ep.54: Community, Growth, and Connection
Found Coffee in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, is not just my favorite local coffee shop, it’s the place where my son had his first babycino. It’s where I wrote, edited, and created hours of content for this podcast and it’s the place that made this Northeast LA neighborhood feel like home. Annie Choi is the founder and owner of Found Coffee and her unique ability to build community, support local businesses, and create spaces for people to connect and collaborate is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. She’s not just a local business owner with an inspirational story, she’s also a friend and someone I’ve seen grow and evolve through: four break-ins at the shop (in the first three years of business), personal struggles, physical exhaustion, and a global pandemic. In this interview, we explore the silent sacrifices of leadership, how to adapt in the midst of COVID, and what it takes to build a legacy of community, growth, and connection.
70 minutes | Jan 15, 2021
Ep.53 How to Transform Your Reality
Imagine what it would look like to let go of the forward-facing image of your life, to leave your profession, and completely scrap reality as you know it? As a lifelong entrepreneur and Certified Reality Transurfing instructor, Renée Garcia has ventured deeply into the metaphysical practice of transforming pain into growth, poverty into abundance, and turning down the volume of the external to embrace her unique gifts. This interview is a personal and courageous story of a life that bloomed in darkness and the impact that we can have when we choose to share our light. During our chat, one of the many powerful insights that Renée shared with me was: “Reality is simply a mirror reflecting back your attitudes and beliefs towards it, and when we give from an empty place, then our mirror will provide the same.” So if you’re ready to dive into the practical metaphysics of creating your reality and discovering the ways you’re meant to give, this episode is for you.
45 minutes | Dec 28, 2020
Ep.52: Connection, Love, and Belonging
For some of us, there are barriers that exist along the path of religious engagement, finding a sense of belonging, or cultivating wholeness in our lives. Catharine Clarenbach is on a mission to remove these barriers and to nurture deep spirituality in those who are ambivalent about or alienated from religion. As a Unitarian Universalist Minister and Priestess of Stone Circle Wicca, her love-driven mission is about nourishing the fundamental needs we all share as human beings: connection, love, and community. My interview with Catharine couldn’t have come at a better time in my life, as it opened up space for me to reflect and remember that we are all doing the best we can with the tools we have. So if you’re looking to find a moment to pause, breathe, and enjoy a meaningful conversation about authentic spirituality and self-discovery, this episode is for you.
51 minutes | Nov 20, 2020
Ep.51: Spirit-Led, Science-Based, and Reality Driven
Have you ever had one of those conversations that recharges you, inspires you, and reminds you of what this human journey is all about? My interview with Radiah Rhodes was one of those conversations and her example of love, creativity, and kindness was a powerful reminder of what we can achieve when we are grounded in our purpose. Radiah is an innovator, author, coach, engineer, and the founder of Evok Life, a well-being company that is cultivating lasting change and helping people to create the most aligned, intentional experience of life and work. In this episode, we explore relationships, innovation, family, leadership, and the powerful impact we can make when we step into our power and find out who we truly are.
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