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15 minutes | Oct 11, 2021
Reclaiming My Voice
Host April MacKinnon shares the deeply personal WHY behind this podcast project. How a decade of working at home while parenting three children left her feeling a deep sense of loss of self, community, and confidence and how this project is leading to a reclamation of her voice while amplifying the stories of those around her.
36 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
Moving Forward With An Open Heart
For 27 years Bummis cloth diapers lived their commitment to "Made Here" manufacturing and for their advocacy of the juvenile products industry. At a crucial point in their business, they suddenly exited the market in what founder Betsy Thomas describes as a conflagration. Betsy shares the story of growth, the circumstances that led to the end of the business she began at home with three small children, spent most of her adult life building, and how she took the pain, grief, and loss and turned it into a new beginning at age 64.
32 minutes | Sep 14, 2021
Category Disruptor: Beeswax Food Wrap Inventor Toni Desrosiers
Beeswax food wrap disrupted a food storage category dominated by plastic wrap in 2008. In conversation with Abeego founder and inventor of the beeswax food wrap, Toni Desrosiers shares how she was inspired to invent Abeego, how her mission is greater than the product, why she consciously decided NOT to patent idea along with frank and open discussion of the realities of business ownership, parenthood, and a truth bomb about the one feeling entrepreneurs struggle with the most.
39 minutes | Aug 31, 2021
What To Expect When You're NOT Expecting, the Menopause Edition
Dr. Jennifer Salib-Huber, RD, ND breaks down perimenopause. Talking about reproductive health often ends at postpartum. We're here to change that. An important discussion for anyone who will experience perimenopause and those who care for them. Learn the difference between perimenopause and menopause and what common symptoms you may expect with changing hormones and why they happen. Learn some holistic coping strategies, how nutrition and body movement can help (spoiler: it's not a specific diet or exercise routine). You're not going crazy, and you're not alone.
63 minutes | Aug 17, 2021
Made with Local
Sheena Russell is the founder of Made with Local and has navigated massive growth of her B corp certified snack bar brand from Farmers' Market to mass grocery while re-writing the business model AND growing a family. Join us behind the scenes for a frank discussion about confidence, personal growth, the realities of growing a business at the intersection of family life, and the challenges of sticking to your core values.
37 minutes | Aug 3, 2021
Dr. Lisa Dawn Hamilton is an Associate Professor at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, the host of Do We Know Things? podcast and a dedicated sex educator. Lisa Dawn reveals the most common misinformation around desire and sexual satisfaction for people with vulvas, the lack of sex eduction as it relates to clitoral stimulation and insight on how to talk to your children about sex. Content warning: this episode discusses sex, sexuality and genitalia.
36 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
We Do Not Need To Exist As Sacrificial Beings
Dr. Saira Athar is a family physician who provides insight into patterns she has observed in women's health during her time in practice, how she sees a primary health care providers' role in the optimization of health, the possible hurdles to diagnosis, and the collaborative role allied health professionals provide in overall wellness.
43 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
Becoming a Midwife in Midlife
Robyn Berman is Lead Clinical Midwife at the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. Robyn's journey includes paving the way for a birth community as a doula and breastfeeding educator in Halifax, Nova Scotia to deciding to study midwifery at 40 while parenting two young children. Robyn explains what midwifery care means and how it compares to hospital-based care and her story on becoming a midwife in midlife.
40 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
Women, Mentorship, And Why It Matters
EnPoint founder Chantal Brine describes the experience with mentorship that led to a turning point in her career and an entrepreneurship journey to impact and connect one million people through mentorship. She shared how important it is to ask questions and actually hear the answers, and why mentorship is so important to women, in particular.
35 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
Oh Mother! Care Kits founder Nicole Landry on the isolation and loneliness of new motherhood that inspired a business idea and how she manages her expectations as her family and business grow.
33 minutes | May 25, 2021
The Search for Identity
Hillary LeBlanc is a model, blogger, and co-host of the Black in the Maritimes podcast. Hillary shares her story of resilience and finding her identity as she builds a relationship with her African father and explores her identity as a Black woman. She is using the power of her word to advocate for and educate about Black culture and history, particularly in the Maritimes. Content warning: this episode contains discussion of substance abuse, intergenerational trauma, and sexual assault.
38 minutes | May 11, 2021
From Pregnancy Discomfort to Business Opportunity
Amanda Rhyno is the founder of Nourished Magnesium, a topical Magnesium-based wellness company. Amanda shares her own wellness journey and how discovering the benefits of topical magnesium changed the direction of her life from working in the hospitality industry to wellness company founder and the challenges of building a business as a single parent.
46 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
The Parenting Alchemist
Giselle Baumet is an Afro-Latina childbirth educator, a holistic postpartum doula, a trained aromatherapist and herbalist, an energy worker, a lactation educator, a hypnotherapist, women's life coach, CPR instructor, and perinatal mental health specialist AND a mother of four. Giselle shares her path to educating and coaching connection-based positive parenting solutions through inner child self-healing.
32 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Leaning Into Your Niche
How a simple text exchange between Deanne Fitzpatrick, host of the Create Beauty Everyday podcast and April MacKinnon became an explanation of April's business clarity, leadership growth, lessons learned, and leaning into Anointment's niche.
41 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
Amy MacAulay, owner of Embrace Doula, Atlantic Canada's first agency-model postpartum doula mentorship program talks about the increasing demand for postpartum doula support, her shift in focus from birth to postpartum, and her insight on how to create a supportive postpartum plan.
55 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
Women and Connection
Women need connection. Balance and Burnout coach Wendy McCallum and I tell our personal stories of discovering the need for connection and our experience of building community among women. We discuss why it can be hard to make new connections as we age, and explore ways we can nurture our sense of community as a key to mental wellness, longevity and stress management.
44 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
Dying to Be a Good Mother
Leadership coach, host of the Mom Is In Control podcast and author of Dying to Be a Good Mother, Heather Chauvin reveals vulnerable truths about womanhood, marriage, parenting, living through stage 4 cancer and running a successful business without burning out.
22 minutes | Feb 13, 2021
Small Consistent Steps Forward
How 2020 broke me open and allowed me to let go of old beliefs. After a long break from this community, I am rebuilding from the ground up with small, consistent steps forward.
33 minutes | Apr 2, 2020
Autism, Mental Health, and Open Sky
Co-founder of Open Sky, Margaret Tusz-King, shares her story of how a family history of austim, her career in health sciences, post-graduate work in Adult Education, environmentalism and social activism led to her Ripple Effect: the creation of a sustainable farm and program facility in Sackville, NB founded to fill a gap in support services for adults who experience barriers due to social disabilities or mental health challenges.
35 minutes | Mar 15, 2020
Recovering from C-Section Birth
Pelvic floor physiotherapist Katie Kelly, B.Sc., M.Sc., PT, shares the experience that led to her passion to educate women about preparation tips for and recovering from C-section birth along with new research on how to care for your C-section scar from a physical and mental health perspective.
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