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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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Feb 20, 2017

Romance novelist, Josi Kilpack is no stranger to the literary world. After 25 novels (of which I’ve read 8 and now have a list of 4 more on my wishlist), Josi excels in her field and is simply a rockstar! This interview explores her humble beginnings, her awards and accomplishments, and the brief heartache of a bad review and how it was turned into a learning experience. She is fun, down-to-earth, and a joy to interview. Fall in love with Josi and then fall in love with her books. Recorded on Valentine’s Day, this interview promises romance in your future. See what’s coming up next from Josi Kilpack!

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Feb 13, 2017

Profane, but right on the money in showing you how to mentally declutter…I loved this interview with Sarah Knight.  I’ve put her advice to the test and it worked!  To-do lists, must-do lists, her 3-step plan to taking care of what you need to do so you can do what you want to do.  Her two best-selling books, The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck and Get Your Shit Together are must-haves in your self-help library.

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Feb 6, 2017

Feisty, fun, connected, and grounded…that’s how I would describe this incredibly talented and creative artist, Erin Stutland.  This interview not only embraces the need for her particular brand of workouts (combining powerful mantras with dance and kickboxing), but takes us on a time travel through her past, her delicious love story, and her new TV show out now called Altar’d on Z Living.  (Look for it on your local cable channels)  Enjoy this amazing interview!

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Jan 30, 2017

Set and accomplish your goals this year in 4 easy steps!  Taken from Lauri's blogs at laurislemonadestand.blogspot.com, this podcast takes you through a series of steps to not only help you identify your goals, but how to reach them.

Jan 16, 2017

Music that has inspired me for twenty years, I could hardly wait to get Hilary Weeks on Lauri’s Lemonade Stand.  Seeing her live has always been a special treat and I own every single one of her albums.  Her songs have seen me through life’s moments and I can’t wait to share her love for music with you.  After 20 years she finally did a concert tour in 2016 and is planning another for spring 2017.  Check her out at hilaryweeks.com and I hope to see you at one of her events! 

Jan 9, 2017

Closet Skyping! What do you do when your youngest takes a nap and you have a podcast interview? Closet Skyping! Just for the record, sound quality in a closet full of clothes is amazing! This interview is touching, eye-opening and downright hilarious in parts. You seriously want to get to know Kristina better. Check her out on YouTube and her website kristinakuzmic.com and enjoy today’s episode!

Jan 2, 2017

“Vibrant Solutions for an Ordinary Life” Yep, that catch-phrase of Dr. Julie Hanks pretty sums up her work in a nutshell. Staying away from Burn-Out, Asserting yourself and speaking your mind without crushing the other person in the relationship or conversation is where Dr. Hanks excels. Listen as I delicately give her a scenario from my own life that she puts into perspective and shines a light on to help all involved move forward. This spunky therapist rocked my socks and if you let her, she will rock yours!

Dec 26, 2016

Start with a little humor, add a huge dose of struggles, add a lot more humor, then pour on the faith and that is the recipe to get a big-hearted woman like Kris Belcher.  Conquering cancer twice that left her blind for the lsat 13 years, Kris has found humor and faith in her journey.  It is not without anger and frustration along the way, but she is willing to help any woman in any way she can.  You are going to love this episode, especially the day after Christmas!

Dec 19, 2016

Upbeat, fun, adorable, and super talented would be the first words I use to describe Calee.  Followed ever so quickly by firmly grounded.  Through life experiences, she has found herself rooted to her faith and is now sharing that with others through her beautiful, inspirational music.  Don’t forget to check out her video, “She Put the Music in Me” about her amazing mother and enjoy today’s episode!

Dec 12, 2016

BOOM!  Cindy was most definitely a kindred spirit.  We had similar beliefs, goals and I am so pleased she has coined this change in the universe to be called The Pro-Age Movement.  To not just embrace our beautiful age, but to CELEBRATE it!  I am a huge fan of her BOOM! by Cindy Joseph products and once you hear her story you will be too.  Enjoy this feel-good episode!

Dec 5, 2016

Profit Boss Radio is my new go-to for financial wisdom specifically geared towards women.  This episode is chock full of amazing information, but it also has a “sucking lemons” moment (more like years) for Hilary that makes her not only human, but a kick ass financial planner for those of us that need to change our money mindset and get out of our own way when it comes to our finances.  Listen, be a sponge, take lots of notes, enjoy today’s episode!

Nov 28, 2016

Petal Power!  Jill is a women’s advocate for cycling and has taken her passion within the industry to entrepreneurship in her company, Petal Power.  It is a plant-based, all natural Joy Ride System that was created for women by a woman.  I’ve tried it out, loved it, won’t use anything else on my hoo-hoo, girly-bits, cooch, petals, tweeny…you get the idea when riding my bicycle or running.  Get 10% off your first purchase with the code within the podcast.  Enjoy this amazing visionary!

Nov 21, 2016

Journaling is not only a passion of Laurie’s, but after this interview I realized it was also a passion of mine!  (Maybe it’s something in the name Lauri…:)  Realizing that I already had more of a habit in journaling than I ever knew, Laurie makes it easy to make this a life-long habit or just do it for FUN by taking one of her online courses.  She offers 100 FREE journal prompts on her website and you won’t want to wait to visit with her because she is simply a pleasure and delight.  Enjoy this journaling journey with Laurie Blackwell!

Nov 14, 2016

Famous Amos Cookies founder, Wally Amos turned 80 years old this year!  Why did I allow a guy on the show?  Cause it’s Wally Amos!  This awesome man is a positivity icon that I look up to with deep respect.  He’s got humor, he’s got a positive attitude and he believes that the only thing that can get in our way is ourselves.  He also believes that we are the only ones that get in the way of our own success.  Have a listen and enjoy this lovely episode!

Nov 7, 2016

Disrupt Yourself!  Whitney is a wealth of information packed into a caring soul.  She is just on a mission to help others become their best selves.  You will definitely want to grab a pen and paper before sitting down to this episode as there are valuable nuggets throughout.  This episode will give you insights and tools you can use immediately to start disrupting your life and dreaming big!  For more of Whitney, check her out on Amazon, iTunes, and her website:  whitneyjohnson.com.  Happy disrupting!

Oct 31, 2016

Fun! Fun! Fun!  Yes, that is how I would describe my interview with Stephenie.  Not only were we kindred spirits and found ourselves speaking more with our hands and facial expressions (wish you could have seen that!), but we just had a blast recording this interview.  You will fall in love with Stephenie’s enthusiasm, but you will follow her through hell if she asked you to because like all of us, she has lived through some deep dark trauma that has shaken her to her core and had her building roots to stand the test of life.  Listen to it, learn about it, apply the lessons in your own life where necessary.  Enjoy the show!

Oct 10, 2016

Ashlee Birk had every reason to lay over and play dead.  Her world was shattered in a moment, but through these amazing trials she has learned to create new moments to stand for what she believes in.  Through much prompting she then decided that others need to hear her story so that she can help others to stand as well.  This is a true story of taking a seriously sucking lemons moment and finding the joy of how to make sweet lemonade.

Oct 3, 2016

Sharon McRae will steal your heart and then give it back to you significantly healthier!  She is available for coaching all across the United States and abroad.  She is fun, full of life and abounding in tips to change your diet that will have you leaving the top killers of disease in the dust.  Helpful hint?  Check out her recipes on her website:  eatwell-staywell.com!

Sep 26, 2016

No idea that Kelly Long would be so down to earth and full of energy and just plain fun until she agreed to be on this podcast.  Not only does she have my vote in the upcoming election for County Supervisor, but she has my vote on how action leads to change.  Learn more about his fun-loving, action-moving, full of persistence and grit personality and lay claim to some of it yourself by enjoying today’s episode!

Sep 19, 2016

Susan is a Warrior fighting for nothing short of world domination.  Following her tribe in the Bright Line Eating community promises you three things:  Happiness, Thinness, and Freedom.  You are going to LOVE what she has to offer by way of being Happy, Thin, and Free, but you’re also going to just LOVE Susan.  Nothing short of a miracle in surviving her own journey, she has lost 60 pounds (and kept it off for over 13 years!) and conquered drug addiction, and has a plan to share how she did it with the world.  Join this journey! 

Sep 12, 2016

Jane Birch and her book Discovering The Word of Wisdom has been an inspiration for my Facebook page called VeganMormon.  More than that, and before that, she was simply an inspiration for me in following my journey of a Whole Food, Plant-Based nutrition lifestyle.  in this episode we get down and dirty about our food practice, religious practice and our belief in God.  Hold on tight as we, as two women, connect, consult, and embrace this way of life.  Jane’s journey is amazing and brave, enjoy this amazing episode!

Sep 7, 2016

Brenda Davis, RD went vegan when vegan wasn’t popular in society or in her field of practice.  There was fear involved in remaining a registered dietitian, but because she overcame her fear she is now looked up to in her field winning awards, speaking, publishing books and creating change in the Marshall Islands, you can’t help but be caught up to action in your part of the world.  Become part of the grass roots efforts to be kind to yourself, others, and animals in this inspiring episode!

Sep 7, 2016

Female Entrepreneurs!  You need to hear this interview!  Stephanie MacKenzie’s interview was done while I was vacationing in Oregon!  Love that I can take this business anywhere!  While there is definitely a few glitches, you do not want to miss this incredible interview about taking your ideas and passions and turning them into income for you and your family.  Stephanie is living proof that it can be done!  Take the leap and join the movement!

Aug 8, 2016

Linda Middlesworth is a force to be reckoned with.  She will convince you to try a vegan diet with the utmost compassion and concern not only for the animals, but truly for you.  She has seen the worst of what the Standard American Diet (SAD) can do to you having personally experienced it.  She is 72 years old, voted Sexiest Vegan in the World by PETA in 2015, created V-Dog with her late husband, and teaches numerous fitness classes daily along with being a Food for Life Instructor through the PCRM.  Remember I told you she was a force to be reckoned with?  Check out this podcast and see what you can do to find your voice with purpose and passion!

Aug 1, 2016

Rachel Call cannot be shocked by anything she hears which means she is the least judgmental person I know.  She would never admit it, but she is truly a gift to the hearts and spirits of those she touches in their lives.  Embrace this powerful, passionate podcast and reach out to her if you would like to have her touch your life as she as touched mine.  Don’t forget to check out the two books she recommends in Fearless Living by Rhonda Britten and Happiness is a Choice by Frank Minirth MD and Dr. Paul Meier.  For more on Happiness, check out Podcast #006 with Kristi Ling, author of Operation Happiness.

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