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Lauri's Lemonade Stand

Welcome to the Lemonade Stand, A Positivity Podcast for Women with a focus on serving mature women into the next chapter of their lives in a determined and fun way (cause it’s my favorite age so far!). I am Lauri Mackey, a Certified Holistic Health Coach who promotes three elements of holistic health: psychological, physical, and social well-being. I believe that if you can find and maintain balance in these areas that you have the greatest capacity for happiness in your life. Life experiences and knowledge has made me a cheerleader of hope, a promoter of physical fitness and maintaining a healthy diet (I favor a whole food, plant-based approach), and then showing up in the world with the greatest capacity to serve. This service is why I started this podcast - to bring together the world’s leading experts on having fun, showing up as our authentic selves, and just plain finding tips, hints, ah-ha moments, and life lessons to help in our journey. “Sucking Lemons” moments happen to all of us, but this podcast is here to teach us how to make our own “Sweet Lemonade”.
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Nov 20, 2017

Magical moments are happening to us and around us every day, but we can have blinders on that block them out.  How do we make an extraordinary life?  By practicing joy and celebrations in the every day extraordinary moments. Like Sherry, you might not be that naturally happy person, but you can create your own happy and then share that happiness with others.  This podcast is loaded with remarkable ideas, solutions, and of course, the amazing Freebie “The Love List Toolkit” that will have you celebrating yourself and the people you love in very simple ways.  Enjoy this uber-fun conversation and then find out more about Sherry at simplycelebrate.net!

Nov 13, 2017

If I could get a t-shirt made that says “SADIE NARDINI IS MY SPIRIT ANIMAL” I would wear it often.  And because she has just moved to Southern California (found out the night before this interview) I’m thinking we will have to find some time to get together, karaoke, hit the piano bar in Santa Barbara that we talk about here, and grab some fries from Veggie Grill for the perfect girlfriend date!  Sadie has given me a new perspective on yoga that will never be the same and I’m betting the same thing will happen for you once you learn all about her.  She is kind, creative, on a mission, fierce, fun, and deeply generous.  (She is also a rock and roll star, but if you want to learn more you have to listen in!)  Check out today’s amazing podcast of this Warrior Woman, Sadie Nardini!

Nov 6, 2017

Comet Party? Yep!  After hearing Camille’s definition of a Comet Party I want to host one of my own to celebrate the brightness that is in each of us! Come on this journey with me to learn about this accomplished authoress’ latest book,  Life Without Envy: Ego Management for Creative People and learn what she has coming down the pike in 2018. Camille and I found each other through Elizabeth Johnston’s Memoir Summit happening next week and it’s FREE! so sign up today at memoirsummit.com/laurimackey to hear us both speak. You won’t want to miss any of these amazing opportunities.

Oct 30, 2017

The Art of Sacred Self-Care.  That was this year’s theme to The Well-Nourished Goddess Virtual Event held in October 2017 hosted by Dr. Mary Pritchard.  I was honored to be one of the speakers at this event and thankful that Dr. Mary gave her permission to publish our interview together as today’s podcast.  Incredibly awesome!  It is packed with amazing insights and best of all, it gives the link to my 30-Day Power of Positivity Challenge (FOR FREE!) at the end of the interview.  Enjoy today’s podcast and remember that your oxygen mask goes on first so that you can show up better in the world for your loved ones.

Oct 23, 2017

Positive Minded People the book is sure to impress!  Michelle is one of nine authors who were asked to share their stories of turning lemons into lemonade and she doesn’t disappoint.  Michelle has learned through struggles to trust her intuition and find gratitude in her daily living.  From moving across the country to follow her gut (and her gut was right since she’s been in California now for 19 years!) to staring down doctors until one listened to her when she knew something was truly wrong, this woman has learned what it takes to stand on her own two feet and be heard.  No one knows you like you do.  Welcome to this positivity podcast where we share our ills and celebrate our joys…together.

Oct 16, 2017

Is Sex as a Vegan different?  According to Ellen?  Yes! Check out her new book called “Vegan Sex” as well as her other books on the market like “Eat Vegan on $4/Day”, “Paleo Vegan”, and “Vegan Fitness for Mortals”.  From her past winning 2 Emmy’s as an Investigative Report and New Anchor to an accomplished endurance and sprint runner (she can hold a plank for over 6 minutes!), this devoted vegan was “Sexiest Vegan over 50” in 2014!  I don’t know that I could every keep up with Ellen, but I’m sure going to try!  You can learn more about Ellen at vegcoach.com.  

 

Oct 9, 2017

Positive Psychology is NOT “Happiology”.  Teresa has been through her share of trials in life, not the least of which was overcoming a very real of flying.  (If you have this same fear, there is excellent news inside this podcast that can help you start the healing process immediately)  Teresa talks about her trials and more importantly what helped her through them.  Fear is a normal human emotion, but chronic fear causes anxiety.  Sadness is a normal human emotion, but chronic sadness can lead to depression. Positive Psychology can help!  Tune in today to this podcast and then visit Teresa and Rick at positivitylife.com where new courses will be opening up in the next two months!

Oct 2, 2017

Writer Babes Unite!  Deb (Not Debbie!) Cooperman steals the show in this interview as she teaches us women how to simply become through developing a writing practice.  Even if you do not embrace writing and it sounds horrific or frightening to you, you can truly benefit from the knowledge, wisdom, wit and fun that Deb has to offer.  She has been called a Pollyanna with the mouth of a truck-driver and believes in Yoda and The Force, as well as Mr. Rogers…who doesn’t want to get to know someone like this??  Learn how to get past your fear of writing, get your stuff out on page unapologetically, and bust through your “not good enough’s” in this week’s episode of Lauri’s Lemonade Stand! debcooperman.com

Sep 25, 2017

The third and last of the G3 series for 3 Mondays in September, we are highlighting speakers to the G3 Women’s Conference held every November in beautiful Sonoma, California!  Our goal is to meet you there so you can meet all of them in person, but if you can’t make it, you will learn all about these beautiful women, what they are up to, and how you can connect with them on their websites and social media.  (Hint:  You can get a discount code to your ticket by using G3Lauri at checkout! G3Sonoma.com) Today features Amy Kurtz who is a Holistic Health Coach and Wellness Advocate as well as the author of Kicking Sick - she is a doll!  Then tune in to a special 4-minute audio of testimonials from last year’s conference…truly inspiring!  Can’t wait to see you in November at G3 Sonoma!

Sep 18, 2017

The second of the G3 series for 3 Mondays in September, we are highlighting speakers to the G3 Women’s Conference held every November in beautiful Sonoma, California!  Our goal is to meet you there so you can meet all of them in person, but if you can’t make it, you will learn all about these beautiful women, what they are up to, and how you can connect with them on their websites and social media.  (Hint:  You can get a discount code to your ticket by using G3Lauri at checkout! G3Sonoma.com) Today features Shasta Nelson who can speak to anything having to do with making and retaining girlfriends…sign me up!  And the wonderfully talented Sheryl O’Loughlin who was the CEO of Clif Bar and is now the CEO of Rebbl Company and the author of the book, Killing It:  An entrepreneurs guide to keeping your head without losing your heart.  Can’t wait to see you in November at G3 Sonoma!

Sep 11, 2017

The first of the G3 series for 3 Mondays in September, we are highlighting speakers to the G3 Women’s Conference held every November in beautiful Sonoma, California.  Our goal is to meet you there so you can meet all of them in person, but if you can’t make it, you will learn all about these beautiful women, what they are up to, and how you can connect with them on their websites and social media.  (Hint:  You can get a discount code to your ticket by using G3Lauri at checkout! G3Sonoma.com) Today features Makeda Pennycooke (yes, that is her real name!  Named after an Ethiopian Queen I dare say!) who focuses on coaching women passed their fears and into their greatness, Meredith Masony who is a blogger, you-tuber, and author about all things “Inappropriate” and that people might not dare to say or talk about - she’s saying them at thatsinappropriate.com, and yours truly where I give you some more insight into LLS and what I’ll be focusing on at the conference.  Can’t wait to see you in November at G3 Sonoma!

Sep 4, 2017

Real. Down to earth and well, real. Calla Devlin is the author of “Tell Me Something Real” with her latest book, “Right Where You Left Me” coming out on September 5th, 2017 (the day after this podcast goes live!). Calla was simply a delight to have on the show as we learn her relationship with Kelsey Crowe, how she gets down and dirty with her writing, what motivates and drives her to create young adult fiction that one review said is “good for all humans”, and her fun writing connections in Iowa. I loved visiting with Calla and know that you are going to adore her as much as I did! Listen in to our fun conversation and if you are an aspiring writer, there’s some good advice and tips inter-woven throughout. Enjoy!

Aug 21, 2017

Mind blown!  Yep, that’s pretty much the gist of my conversation with Lauren during this interview.  She just downright knows her sh**, is proud of it, and best of all is willing to share it with the world!  In her latest book, “Maybe It’s You”, Cut the Crap, Face Your Fears, Love Your Life, she gives you the straight up framework to truly make this happen by finally being honest with yourself and others.  It is seriously hard core!  If you find that it isn’t hard core enough for you and are dying for more (or just a different style of learn said framework), check out her latest offering called Inner.U at handelgroup.com.  And if you just want some good love advice?  Listen in to find out if all three of YOUR H’s are screaming YES!  (Details inside)  Ready to change your life?  This episode will most surely do it…bring it on!

Aug 14, 2017

A thought leader in the field of positive body image and self-love, Jes is indeed what she claims to be…irreverent, a bit of a trouble-maker, and passionate about her drive to fight against fat-shaming, have women be proud of their bodies, and the movement to change the world by loving our bodies.  A Tedx Tucson speaker (watch her 16:27 minute talk on her website themilitantbaker.com) she gives 10 things you can start doing RIGHT NOW to start loving your body.  Listen in on our conversation and be prepared for a straight up mind shift!

Aug 7, 2017

St Louis Veg Girl, Caryn Dugan is on a mission:  “A Plant on Every Plate” and for the last ten years has been striving to do just that.  From being diagnosed with melanoma just 10 weeks to the day of her father passing away from cancer Caryn knew that she had to change her ways from Spam and bologna to a more healthful diet, but how??  It’s a long story and we go deep into the heart of it right here on the podcast.  You can follow Caryn at STLVegGirl.com or visit her on all of her social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  Enjoy today’s episode as we give out great online recipe resources and our favorite cookbooks to help you go whole food, plant-based and so that we can help Caryn get “A Plant on Every Plate”.

 

Jul 31, 2017

Strong is the New Pretty is the perfect mantra for all of us!  It also happens to be the title of Kate’s new book that features girls in their natural habitats doing things they love that are silly, loud, messy, fearless, independent, confident and fierce.  Kate T Parker and her photography have taken this notion and put it into art form…a tangible way for us to look at and feel the gamut of emotions from playfulness and outright fun to a sense of pride and creativity.  I would recommend this book for women of any age and would definitely use it to gift towards a graduating Senior or just a girlfriend who might be having a hard time in their life to remind them of their strength and power.  This episode deep dives into how Kate got into photography in the first place to the culmination of this incredible book.  You’re gonna love today’s episode!

Jul 24, 2017

Becoming Genuinely You could not be a more apt description of what Gina Gardiner can offer you. From work relationships, romantic relationships, and most especially the relationship with yourself, listening to Gina’s wisdom and insights that she has garnered over years of experience is a balm to your soul. She is genuine, she is witty, and oh so wise and can definitely help you in finding the happiness and success you so desire in your life through small, actionable steps. Enjoy today’s episode and her lovely accent that I so adore!

Jul 17, 2017

Intimidated.  Yep…that was me when I first learned about Living Room Conversations.  After speaking with Joan, however, I have gained a healthy respect for learning how to have civil discussions about topics we might not always agree on.  Stop un-friending your “friends” on Facebook because you have a difference of opinion.  Stop losing family relationships and real life friends because you have a different political/religious/health view.  IT CAN BE DONE!  I don’t know that I was convinced of this until I tried what livingroomconversations.org suggests and hosted my own Living Room Conversation around food in my own home!  Listen to the podcast and see what I mean…I bet you that you will also realize the need for this in our homes, our friendships, our communities, our nation, and yes, even the world.

Jul 10, 2017

Money, A Love Story may have been Kate’s first book, but Kate is up to so much more these days including launching the new Origin Collective (visit origincollective.com) and working on another book to come out in 2019!  I think the best thing I learned about Kate is that she is FOR REAL!  She is not claiming to know everything, but is sincere in sharing what she has learned in such a loving and supportive way that others are following!  Learning about Kate has made me a fan and a follower and I hope to some day add friend to that list!  Check out more about Kate on her website, katenorthrup.com and enjoy this fun, uplifting, inspiring episode!

Jul 3, 2017

Emotional Eating has met it’s match!  Samantha Russell, or “Sam” as she likes to be referred to is an Eating Psychology Coach who works with women of all shapes and sizes in addressing their emotional eating challenges.  YOU ARE NOT BROKEN.  Therefore, you don’t need to be fixed.  Healing is her preferred method and she has a knowledge base, kindness, and skills to help you on your journey.  Listen the podcast, take advantage of her Freebies on livethewhole.com and then I dare you to not want more from this incredible woman.

Jun 26, 2017

World 24-Hour Champion in mountain bike racing (along with numerous other mountain bike wins) and Whole Food Plant-Based Eater, Sonya Looney believes in being Brave and Doing Epic Shit.  In fact, it’s her slogan that she has used as her personal mantra for years!  Pushing past boundaries, being courageous in all aspects of life, her daily gratitude practice, her anti-inflammatory diet, not to mention her amazing love life with her dear husband Matt will inspire and empower you.  You might not feel up to riding a 24-hour, multi-day, 50-mile, or 100-mile mountain bike race after listening to this podcast, but there is no doubt you will smile and feel better for having listened.  Want more Looney?  Visit sonyalooney.com or visit Sonya on all of her highly active social media sites!

 

Jun 19, 2017

Love that Simi Botic felt honored that if my dog snored under my desk during the interview (hubby out of town and puppies were with me on recording day) that she would be deeply honored.  It shows the true character of Simi as what I learned of her to be…a woman of character, kindness, and beauty.  Her story from corporate attorney to her own craziness around body image to the deep desire to help other women has me wanting to just hang out with her more often.  Luckily, you can hang out with her here on LLS for the next hour…enjoy!

 

Jun 12, 2017

Miss America 1985 has kissed her share of frogs!  Now, I don’t mean that as a physical truism of course, but Sharlene Hawkes is author of the book, “Kissing a Frog” - Finding Comfort Outside of Your Comfort Zone which I have read and highly recommend.  Quoted as saying, "I decided when I was a girl I would never not do something because I was afraid”, she has lived by this law her entire life claiming nothing goes as planned, but she is the better for it.  Find out how you can replace the word “change” with “adventure”, that anything can be learned given “time and patience” and how you can take your stagnant pond to a growing, thriving ecosystem of amazing life!

 

Jun 5, 2017

Steampunk Romance is Nancy’s new groove of writing and I am in love!  I read her first quest into this new series called Beauty and the Clockwork Beast and can’t wait for her next steampunk in 2018.  But don’t wait to read this and other Proper Romance novels like my favorite, My Fair Gentleman in stores now!  Nancy’s imagination and her ability to take your emotions (ALL of your emotions) to another level is astounding.  The mystery and suspense, the love and passion, the humorous and grit will all leave you on the edge of your seat and when you’re done?…begging for more.  Dive into the world of all things Nancy Campbell Allen in this week’s amazing interview of this incredibly talented author.

 

May 29, 2017

Hot Seat Time! Listen to this week’s episode with Kate Arms from Signal Fire Coaching as she puts me in the hotseat for one of her FREE 60-Minute Powerful Coaching Conversations that she offers on her website. Kate left me feeling completely at peace, grounded, and at the same time driven. She took me from my scattered thoughts of inefficiency to giving me ONE insight WITH an action plan to make it happen. She even gave me a date to get it done by. Pretty sure I’m going to hire her as my coach in case you’re wondering after you listen to the interview. See how Kate can help you realize your dreams…I’m not kidding or blowing smoke!  Within one hour of speaking to Kate I had already recommended her to two other people I care about. Enjoy this episode (and my vulnerability) as you watch Kate guide me towards my dreams one step at a time.

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