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!
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”.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
Multipotentialite? #YOLOGOSOLO? What are these terms? What do they mean? Jennifer is a Women's Empowerment Coach, an Integrative Wellness Life Coach, a Grief Support Specialist, she's certified in Myers Briggs Type Indicator, and is even a certified Laughter Yoga Instructor. Listen to this week’s episode and learn about these terms and listen to Jennifer teach me about not only Solo Travel as a way of self-discovery and empowerment, but how to do laughing yoga! It was so fun!
Single? That leaves you in one of three categories: Newly Single, Dating your wine box and Netflix account, or sorta dating. Or maybe you’re sick of dating and want to settle down? Kira Sabin with The League of Adventurous Singles is here to help you create your own Owner’s Manual just for you! Doesn’t that sound amazing? Create an owner’s manual and then be willing to stand by it in any relationship. I’m not single, am happily married, but am still considering the Owner’s Manual course to define some of my wants and needs and how to make them clear if the occasion calls for it. Plus, Kira has some amazing adventures planned that you won’t want to miss out on! Listen, enjoy, and learn to rock that single status!
Coralie Alison will charm you with her beautiful Australian accent, then draw you in with her knowledge, and then empower you to make a difference against this epidemic of sexualization of women and girls by corporations on a global basis. Coralie is the Director of Operations for Collective Shout. Collective Shout is for anyone concerned about the increasing pornification of culture and the way its messages have become entrenched in mainstream society, presenting distorted and dishonest ideas about women and girls, sexuality and relationships. Listen and find out what you can do today to help this important movement.
Happy Days and Laverne and Shirley…don’t you just love those shows? I own the entire 8 season collection of Laverne and Shirley and one thing I noticed was that whenever The Fonz cameo’ed on Laverne and Shirley or vice versa, BOTH sitcoms aired the program for that season. Elizabeth Johnston of Own Your Creativity was a guest on LLS on Episode #10 and just a month ago I was able to be interviewed on her podcast and thought - lightbulb! Let’s pull a Laverne & Shirley and share our episodes! So here you have it…an in depth discussion about Lauri’s Lemonade Stand as aired on Elizabeth’s podcast, Own Your Creativity on March 10th, 2017. Enjoy!
Mindfulness - what does that mean? It’s a buzzword found in the media quite often and I wanted to know more about it. Denise Watson is the guru of mindfulness…not only in physical well-being such as mindful eating and yoga, but in the spiritual and emotional well-being…like in mindful eating and yoga! Not only will you enjoy this interview as Denise bares some of her past that brought her to her mindfulness ways, but she offers a special discount code to you, my Lemonaders on her mindfuleatingtableware.com. Tune in and get the code and prepare to change your thoughts around eating and being mindful…yes, I’m going to eat my lunch with my non-dominant hand today (see interview for deets!).
The Artist, The Coach, and The Cook in Kimberley Locke that took her from second runner up in the Season 2 of American Idol to building her own entertainment company is sexy beautiful, sweetly kind, ultra-ambitious, and blessedly motivated. This interview takes you from the life-changing path of American Idol as a springboard to her lovely life that has brought her bliss and in wanting to share the “how-to’s” of obtaining your own bliss with others. Absolutely LOVED this interview and know you will to. Relax and enjoy, Kimberley Locke!
Classy, fun, motivated, and inspirational. These are the words I would use to describe Traci. She has taken her life from burnout (a couple of times just to be sure) to bliss. You will be touched by her honesty and transparency of self. She is brave in her sharing and has now found the courage to help others along their journey as well. Listen to this podcast and then go find her on her podcast at Journey To There or visit her website for some one-on-one coaching at journeytothere.com.
Hilda is what convinced me to have Coach Jennie on the show. I LOVE that Coach Jennie has given a name to that dumb little voice in our heads that says, “I Can’t, I Shouldn’t, I Don’t Know, or my favorite, I Don’t Wanna”. Coach Jennie does not wrap up her coaching skills in a warm fuzzy…she takes her signature cathartic shoves and pushes you outside of your comfort zone to realize our full potential in whatever field of business or personal passion you are pursuing. Join the movement! #HildaMustBeStopped!
Tough Times call for empathy. Kelsey Crowe knows tough times and now teaches empathy. Listen to this podcast interview as she helps me with my own daughter’s “Coming Out”, the Do’s and Don’ts. Ever feel like by reaching out you might make things worse? Or not be helpful at all? Kelsey has answers to all of your concerns that you can master today, for free, in three easy steps to put into play immediately. If you have a loved one going through a hard time, a break-up, loss, terminal illness, coming out, infertility, job loss, or the challenging times of parenthood, this interview and her website, helpeachotherout.com is the right place to be. Learn it, try it out, and let us know how it went by posting on my Facebook page, Lauri’s Lemonade Stand. This is real life, folks…own it, then do something productive about it.
Real life, real struggles, real joy, and real happiness…add all of this up and you find bliss in the life of Rebekah Borucki. Down to earth is under statement, but she can help us all with her 21-Day Mantra Challenge, and her brand new book, You Have 4 Minutes to Change Your Life, Simple 4-Minute Meditations for Inspiration, Transformation, and True Bliss. If you act fast, you can order them at bexlife.com/book and get free bonuses to boot! Grab a pen and paper because there are items in this interview you will not want to go a day longer without!
Piper & Michelle are all about empowering women under all of the different hats we, as women, wear through their exclusive G3 Sonoma Conferences! They also offer girl’s events and team building events for corporations. Their vision is on the horizon, but they are doing the grunt work to make it there. Special promo for their April Retreat! Get $100 off your ticket by entering the promo code: G3LemonadeStand. Hurry, while tickets last as they keep their numbers down on purpose for a more intimate, caring experience. Go to G3Sonoma.com today to reserve your spot!
Awakening your Inner Goddess…who doesn’t want to learn more about that? I could hardly wait to find out how to awaken mine! This interview dives deep into Mary’s past and what it took to find her Inner Goddess and how she can help you find yours. You will love the tips in this interview to start your own journey and love the Free Gifts she has offered on her website so you can continue that journey. What will you learn from your Inner Goddess? Listen and find out how to take that first step.
Beautiful, ever-smiling, blog-master extraordinaire, committed to her family and her growing group of clients, Regan will teach you to Shed Your Shoulds, how to reclaim your life, and to say no when the occasion calls for it. She is a masterful coach who loves the color red and the season of fall and has a beautiful love story of meeting her husband. You’ll want to bring a notepad and pen to this upbeat interview and perhaps even hire her as your own coach to help you into the next chapter of your business or personal life. You are going to LOVE this episode!