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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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Sep 17, 2018

Self-educated through reading countless books, surviving harrowing life experiences, and utilizing dogged determination, Melissa Monte knows the ropes of what it takes to live your truth.  She is the hostess behind the super popular, heartfelt podcast “Mind Love” with over 150,000 downloads per month and is an explorer of mindset shifts and positive energy.  Plus, she is just witty and fun!  Come on in and enjoy this uplifting chat with Melissa Monte!

Sep 10, 2018

Forged into Noella’s very being is a sense of strength that is coupled with courage and the innate desire to serve those in need.  Her story from her youth will move you.  Her story of her young adulthood will make you proud.  Her story now will inspire you, empower you, and all at once make you grateful for everything you have in this world, both temporally and spiritually.  I was honored (and did not realize until this podcast interview) that Noella’s very first podcast interview was this one here on Lauri’s Lemonade Stand.  I am honored, humbled, and blessed to know Noella Coursaris Musunka and to have learned about her during our time together.  I have no doubt you will be moved by her story and hopefully, be moved to make a difference in your part of the world - wherever that is.  Enjoy and learn in this beautiful interview with Noella of Malaika and the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

Sep 3, 2018

Honesty is at the heart of this conversation with The Handel Group’s, Laurie Gerber.  If you can define your dream (and we give you The Tool on how to do that by taking your very own Current Reality Quiz), you can start learning how to stop complaining to find happiness, have a phenomenal relationship with your significant other (including intimacy), learn how to befriend your fears, and do some serious emotional decluttering.  Who doesn’t want a piece of that?  Laurie talks about her own “Near Divorce Experience” and how life coaching saved her marriage through integrity. This interview will have you doing some of your own soul-searching, laughing, relating, and hopefully will even have you finding your own “ah-ha” moment.  Laurie will give it to you straight up in this amazing interview!  (Not appropriate for little ears)

Aug 27, 2018

Body Language Expert?  Yes!  RB Kelly is just that.  I’m reminded of the scene in Little Mermaid when Ursula is convincing Arial to become human and she says “Never underestimate the power of body language” as she shook her enormous hips before stealing Arial’s voice.  Arial then needs to convince Eric to kiss her without just any kiss, but true love’s kiss.  Without Ursula’s ensuing interference she would have done just that - all without speaking a word.  Body Language is oh so important in our romantic relationships, our business relationships, our friendships, even as a defense against would-be predators.  RB is amazingly gifted in her training of speaking the right body language for corporations, for personal relationships, and even teaching teenagers how to talk to each other without using texts or Snapchat.  This episode will teach you methods you can employ straight away to improve your relationships - my favorite was all about playing footsies!  Come on in and enjoy this super fun episode with RB Kelly, THE Body Language Boss.

Aug 20, 2018

The Void is real, but it is not the end.  Stephenie Zamora talks all about how we need to walk through our struggles and face our pain, instead of skirting the issue.  We are meant to be happy, but sometimes we want to throw positive affirmations in the fire place and watch them burn.  Difficulties are a certainty in our life, but Stephenie has found a way to help you through The Call of the Void with her brand new offering called Journey Mapping. She eats ice cream with a fork. She doesn’t use her pinkies for anything, even typing (yes, she knows that’s weird). She would make an excellent getaway driver, and I am honored to call her friend.  Enjoy this upfront and honest talk about dealing with our challenges and know that there is hope no matter where you might find yourself in your journey.

Aug 13, 2018

“Actively loving ourselves in a society that does its hardest to tell us we need fixing is a major accomplishment.  Saying “I’m worthy as I am” is pretty rebellious when every brand, every commercial you see wants you to believe you are too fat, too thin, too saggy, too perky, too old, too young, too grey or too vibrant to be whole.” This quote is by Sarah Sapora who is not afraid to be irreverent and bold in getting her message out into the world about self-love while at the same time showing grace, compassion and sensitivity to those in need.  Sarah says that, “Life is meant to be lived. It is beautiful, messy, and colorful. It is our job to show up, live authentically, and spread the Love in whatever way we can.”  Come join her at her table (or in this case this podcast) and “Rise the Eff Up!”  If you love what you hear, please consider joining Sarah at her amazing Body + Love Workshop in Las Vegas next month!  Just go to bodyloveworkshop.com and join the party!  (Seriously amazing pricing on this by the way…check it out soon before the price goes up!)

Aug 6, 2018

Kindness has saved her, kindness lives through her, kindness is her career of choice.  Brooke Jones is the Vice President of The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation and a known RAKtivisit (find out how easily you can also become a RAKtivisit by visiting randomactsofkindness.org).  Get ready to feel love, kindness, maybe even cry a little at this very real discussion with Brooke and then learn how you can join the gang at RAK and have the opportunity to feel good, spread good, witness good…all in the name of kindness starting right here, right now!

Jul 30, 2018

SHINE.  Life Design.  Jaime Myers is all about coaching women on this exact subject.  Wanna know how you can SHINE?  This beautiful word has an acronym that I’m guessing you can relate to:  S - Speak Your Truth, H - Heal Your Past, I - Invent Yourself, N - Nurture Your Needs, and E - Empower Your Dream.  I want ALL of them in my Life Design!  Jaime is the creator of shinelifedesign.com which helps women live soul-filled and soul-fueled lives.  Through her community and special retreats she is doing just that. A kindred spirit in the passion of supporting and empowering women, you won’t want to miss this incredible podcast episode with Jaime Myers where you will learn that “Everything in life happens FOR you, not TO you.”

Jul 23, 2018

Energy and Vibrations are at the heart of every living thing.  Today’s guest, Carolin Hauser-Carson is an intuitive that has been called the “Pleasure Whisperer” and the “Soul Liberator”.  After just an hour with her I would have to agree.  The last 5 years of her life has brought a peace, hope, empowerment, and fulfilling of her life that can only be described as phenomenal.  Come on in and learn more about your Pleasure IQ, about being in the flow in EVERY SINGLE AREA of your life, and how Carolin has not only achieved this on a personal level, but how she is helping others achieve pleasure in their lives - especially women.  I’m looking forward to her free gift to learn all about my personal Pleasure IQ.  Take a listen and then visit Carolin on her website womenintheflow.com and enjoy the free gift yourself!  You will be able to test your “Pleasure Intelligence” and then learn how to apply this to your love life, your relationship with money, and perhaps find your own personal healing and growth - sky’s the limit!

Jul 16, 2018

These sisters!  Both doctors in their respective fields, these beautiful women (and sisters) have come together to share their skills, knowledge, and wisdom surrounding healing through love and the mind-body connection.  Reducing stress, getting the right amount of sleep specific to you, eating in a mindful way that encompasses not just your body, but your soul and your senses are all things that Farzana and Farhana are focusing on with their new website and business happywisewell.com.  Come on in and learn about their backgrounds, why they chose the name “HappyWiseWell” and just feel their smiles as they talk about their passion in helping others.  I’m so happy to have caught up with these ladies while they were traveling in San Francisco and had just attended the Harvard Lifestyle Medicine Conference considering one lives in the UK and one in DC - what a blessing to get them together.  I know you’re going to enjoy and glean great things from them - enjoy!

Jul 9, 2018

Word games are a passion of mine. From Scrabble to Words with Friends and I adore Crosswords from Dell.  Mary Shores is all about words - words that count and words that can make a difference - if you let them.  Come on it to this podcast and learn about powerful words like “Cleanse or Clog”, what the “Core Four” is, and how you can stop that negative self-talk reel that’s stuck on repeat in your head. Mary has said, “Everything we say, everything we do, every choice we make in the thinnest sliced moments of life is either creating a connection to what we want or it’s driving a disconnection.”  This interview gives examples of this so powerful that it truly can be life-changing.  Mary even offers our listeners a Free Daily Desires Diary Bundle which includes the Daily Desires Diary, a new daily practice to help you reflect, set goals, and take action, as well as a bonus excerpt of Conscious Communications to jumpstart your motivation.  Simply go to this link and start your transformation today!

Jul 2, 2018

Smoked cinnamon.  5-spice powder.  The microplane. Vegan parmesan cheese.  Smoked sea salt.  These are all things I decided to add to my kitchen after this beautiful and fun interview with Chef Charity Morgan.  Turns out we grew up an hour apart in Northern California (you never know what you’re going to find out during a podcast interview!) and that Charity has loved to cook since age 5, made a full meal at age 8 that blew the mind of her father, cooked for her friends after school as a teenager, learned about the word “culinary” as a young adult and that propelled her into attending and graduating from Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena.  Take this a step further and Charity is not only making amazing meals for her family, but for her husband, Derrick Morgan (linebacker for the Tennessee Titans) when his nutritionist says to cut back on inflammation and recovery time and that he should try going plant-based.  Charity followed suit and now not only is entirely plant-based, but cooks for a bunch of those team members as well and is loving it all!  You can find recipes and helpful hints on her website chefcharitymorgan.com, but you’re just gonna love getting to know Chef Charity Morgan in this episode!  (PS - She tells her love story on how she met Derrick! Adorbs!)

Jun 25, 2018

Connections are the lifeline of women.  Connections with our authentic selves, connections with family and friends, connections with our business colleagues and Sara Blanchard is an expert in all of them!  Break out of your cycle of making yourself power through something and do what Sara suggests, “The reality is, humans are social creatures, and we do our best when we are connected in a web of relationships that support us.”  This podcast talks all about these connections and teaches you how to get to know yourself better through encouraging play and even laughter (can you imagine?). Since learning about Sara and doing this interview I have upped my game in my connections with girlfriends.  I’ve reached out through voicemail messages, set up movie dates and even a double date with one with our hubbies.  The proof is in the pudding - this works!  Sara is an inspiration.  If you are feeling like you could improve your relationships, this podcast is DEFINITELY for you!

Jun 18, 2018

Doodling has never taken on this kind of fun wrapped in sophistication.  It is no longer frowned upon if you were a doodler in school and is in fact proven to help us build self-love, creativity, and confidence!  It is a fun way to de-stress and is what Melissa Lloyd calls active mindful meditation. Come on in to this podcast and learn not only about doodlelovely.com, but find out the benefits of single-tasking vs multi-tasking, Melissa’s version of #Recess, and even a simple exercise you can do today to start your doodling journey of self-care.  I literally finished this interview and got online to order Melissa’s Creative Mind, Happy Soul Journal because it sounds so amazing!  Enjoy the podcast and then follow Melissa on social media @DoodleLovely - I feel more creative and happy already!

Jun 11, 2018

Creating passive income/revenue for new women entrepreneurs is Reelika’s zone of genius!  Learn about her courage and bravery in leaving an abusive relationship while 6 months pregnant, learning how to deal with mom-guilt, and her journey to creating an international coaching business that helps women find their own zone of genius and share it with the world.  Reelika is a beautiful example of taking your passion, mixing in some hard work, and designing the dream lifestyle you are searching for.  She even offers a FREE 1-hr course online to see if what she has to offer would be a good fit for making your dreams come true in your own coaching business.  Can’t wait for you to meet Reelika Schulte!

Jun 4, 2018

Eidetics was foreign to me as a word and a practice, but after this interview, the imagery inspired by the direction of Wendy Yellen - mind blown!  This interview brought tears and emotions and feelings rising to the surface, but with Wendy’s soft touch in guiding brought about joy, lightness, and ultimately love.  Don’t dismiss Eidetics out of hand just because it might be something new to you.  Learn about it, see it for what it is - life-changing.  Life-changing in a way that sticks, not in your mind kind of change, but in your heart and soul kind of change.  Don’t be a skeptic or think this is just another “woo-woo” type of healing.  Open-minded will find you with the results you seek. Wendy has my vote and I’m going to her website, www.MeAsIWantToBe.com, taking the imagery challenge and contacting her for my complimentary Transformation Acceleration Meeting because the work we did together felt so good!  I’m challenging you to jump on over – watch the video, experience eidetics for yourself, and then apply to have a conversation with Wendy about what this unique work can do for you.  For a real treat - listen to this podcast and listen as Wendy guides me through a session of Eidetics - this is vulnerability and authenticity at its best!

May 28, 2018

Integrity is like Honesty on Steroids - it is a whole new level of honesty that encompasses being honest with yourself (even when no one is looking).  Kelley Kosow’s new book, The Integrity Advantage is chock full of inspiring stories from herself and other women who have found their best selves from the inside out, instead of the other way around.  Kelley teaches women how to love themselves with the same love they would give to others.  She coaches that it’s ok to be human, but that our goal of our souls is to evolve.  In this podcast we not only talk about her book, but how we can add in self-care and gratitude to our lives to create the highest level of self-satisfaction, confidence, hope, empowerment, and above all, INTEGRITY.  Come on in and enjoy this beautiful podcast with the CEO of The Ford Institute, Kelley Kosow.

May 21, 2018

Empath’s and HSP’s (Highly Sensitive People) were a conversation I had wanted to have for months now and I was honored to have Priscilla Pancoast-Crockett step up to the plate and talk about not only her own experiences as an HSP, but all about her new book, Care and Feeding for the Highly Sensitive Soul - A Real Talk and In Depth Guide for those who care for, protect, and support an empath, intuitive, or otherwise defined highly sensitive person.  This podcast is a fun, empowering, enlightening talk about this subject.  In my learning, I realized that I am definitely at least part HSP, but more importantly I learned that a very close female relative of mine is most definitely an HSP and I was able to learn how I can best support her in her journey.  Priscilla is upbeat, totally knowledgable on the subject and simply a joy to visit with.  Enjoy this amazing LLS podcast episode!

May 14, 2018

There is a quote from one of my favorite books, The Count of Monte Cristo, that goes like this: “There is neither happiness nor unhappiness in this world; there is only the comparison of one state with another.  Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of ultimate bliss.” Dotsie Bausch reminds me of this quote.  From a debilitating eating disorder and unsuccessful suicide attempts to being a 7-time USA Cycling Champion and silver medalist in the 2012 London Olympics, this lady is living the life of ultimate bliss.  I can’t wait to see her in the upcoming movie, Game Changers coming out this summer and if you really want to get to know her better, follow her on social media and learn about her last week’s rescue of a baby duckling!  This lady is for real and I know you’re gonna LOVE her in this week’s LLS Podcast!

May 7, 2018

Truly you are guided to what you’re meant to do if you but only listen.  Dr. Rosane’s favorite quote says, “Nothing changes until you change.  Everything changes once you change.”  She is the epitome of her favorite quote and I can’t wait for you to hear about her beginnings in Rio de Janeiro, then to Germany, the University of Illinois, and now UCDavis in Sacramento as the Director of Integrative Nutrition.  She is loving, kind, a lover of books (consuming 3-5 per week), and is encouraging in wherever your journey is currently taking you.  We talk about her twin sister, her education, her whole-foods, plant-based lifestyle, and of course the answers to Lemonade Moments at the end that have us laughing and sharing like women should!  We are stronger together as women and this interview shows that! 

Apr 30, 2018

Tap, tap, tapping!  I’ll admit, prior to this interview I was a virgin tapper, but EFT tapping has intrigued me and I’m betting by the end of this episode you’ll be doing a deep dive as well.  Why?  Because anything in our crazy lives that can bring a sense of calm and self-awareness is worth the try!  Pam’s new book, The Power In Your Fingertips: Calm the Chaos and Lower your Stress in 15 Minutes or Less! is available now on Amazon.  Feeling overwhelmed?  Just open up that section of the book and follow the tapping sequence.  Getting kicked around by your inner critic?  Open up the bonus section of her book and tap it away.  Listen, this tapping thing is here to stay and is even now being used on soldiers with PTSD.  Give it a go!  Listen to this episode and then follow Pam Horne on social media - her zone of genius is in deep healing and greater expansion in your life and business.  Happy tapping!

Apr 23, 2018

“Healthy Perception vs Healthy Reality”, this is one of the things I will remember most about this interview with the incredible Female Entrepreneur, Kara Goldin.  Well, and the fact that on her wishlist to interview on her own podcast, Unstoppable is Prince William - I hope she gets her wish!  Kara is bold in business, but it is executed with her heart.  Hint, Inc took sweat equity and a bit of bootstrapping, but it started by the need for her to be healthy and solve a problem.  All of her ventures since then from her new sunscreen (you can find it at Target!) to her new podcast and “The Kara Network” all carry Kara’s enthusiasm, heart, and solid business savvy to all new levels of awesomeness.  Enjoy today’s podcast episode here at Lauri’s Lemonade Stand by learning more about this incredible woman.

Apr 16, 2018

Being loved shouldn’t hurt.  Stephanie’s first marriage almost left her dead on her wedding night and yet she tried desperately for another five years to make it work before finally finding the strength and courage to rescue herself.  It would take other life-changing events from losing relatives and legal issues to physical problems before she got her wake up call, but she was able to learn and find self-healing, self-love, and self-motivation through schooling, affirmations, her best friend (now her husband), and a thriving business.  She is out to help others find their own healing through relationship and dream coaching in her business called Mind and Body Awakenings and by telling her full story in her new book, Being Loved Shouldn’t Hurt, Recognize and Overcome Toxic Relationships So You Can Live Your Best Life.  In this podcast we talk all about her journey with a lovely session on “Quieting Your Doubt” which leaves you with tools and insights in 4 steps to start kicking self-doubt to the curb.  Stephanie is a wonder and a delight and I’m so happy to share her with you in this episode!

Apr 9, 2018

“Hooking” takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to Meryl Cook.  Her path of homeopathy to breast cancer, how she healed through rug-hooking and journaling, and ultimately how she let her creative self come out of the closet in 2016 is an incredible journey filled with courage, bravery, tears, and finding positivity and healing along the way.  Meryl is now an accomplished authoress, speaker, and workshop facilitator in helping others find their way in their own healing process, no matter the illness of physical or emotional pain.  She is famously the beautiful silver-haired lady with blue glasses and is learning lessons in life a whole new way.  Enjoy this podcast and let her help you in your journey as well.

Apr 2, 2018

I’ve done interviews where my guests have been in closets and even interviewed a beautiful authoress who was blind, but Aimee Walker Pond is the first deaf person I’ve interviewed and she was amazing!  Aimee loves to talk and she made me want to learn ASL just so we could visit more often.  Aimee was born deaf and also blind in one eye, but she became an elite gymnast despite of her disabilities and tells everyone that you have “No Excuses” for pursuing your dreams, big or small.  Aimee is full of energy, is beautiful and kind and is currently running her own gym for budding gymnasts.  Come learn more about this incredible woman in this week’s LLS Podcast!

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