Akashinga - The Brave Ones in the Zambezi Valley of Zimbabwe - Strong, brave women with super tough backgrounds have come together under the direction of Damien Mander, Founder of the International Anti-Poaching Foundation (iapf.org) and are a force to be reckoned with. This podcast is about empowering women with hope and bringing positivity to their lives. Damien is doing this and as in any culture, the ripple effects of empowering these women is being felt not only amongst themselves, but it is having positive effects in their communities and the entire eco-system of that community. This shift was met with loads of resistance, but Damien has pushed through every obstacle. You will learn more about his journey here, learn about these incredible women, and then learn what you can do to help this movement continue. I invite you to partake of this podcast and then decide what you can do from your corner of the world to be a conservationist and support the Akashinga Initiative.
#TruthBombs and #MindBlown moments abound in this episode! Debbie is to be commended for her vulnerability in sharing what I consider super scary moments in her life that caused some real havoc in her state of well-being. I am proud to know her and give her 100% props for finding the grit, tenacity, and help she needed to find her party at the end of the tunnel (cause who wants just a light there when you finally show up?). She is now helping other woman find their Soul Journey through Soul Mapping. Are you a part of her sacred rebel tribe of amazing women? My guess is that it’s a big fat YES! Come on in and start today to find your “Big Dream” and better than that? To make it a reality. This podcast episode is truly going to blow your mind!
Work Happy, Live Happy, Be Happy - with a slogan like that it’s bound to be a good interview, right? Kyla is founder of The Happiness Workshop, is coming out with a new book this year called WITH vs AT, and is on a mission to waylay negativity and bullying in the workplace. She is the recipient of multiple teaching awards and to be honest, is just plain fun! I would list intelligence at the top of Kyla’s traits, right along with being a good friend. She is choosing to be happy, exercising her happiness muscle, and in this podcast is inviting us to do the same. She loves to travel and is taking her message to the masses. Jump on in and be inspired!
Frientimacy is a new word in Shasta’s vocabulary that I would like to adopt. In this episode we talk about her area of expertise - Friendships! How to make friends, where to find them, which of the 5 circles they are in and how to be a great friend. I immediately bought both of Shasta’s books the same day I concluded this interview. There is no doubt in my mind that we have largely ignored the need for frientimacy in our relationships, our friendships, and I, for one, am not going to stand by and let that happen. We need friends, good friends. We deserve friends, good ones. I believe that it’s not only possible, it’s a necessity (like breathing, for example). Come on this “friend-ship” cruise with Shasta and I as we explore very real life scenarios and what you can do to increase your frientimacy - including where to find the quiz to see how you rank. I did mine and shared it here on the show! Listen in and listen up, ladies - your friendships are about to reach a whole new level of awesomesauce!
Pina may speak 5 languages, but she has one vision - be the best version of herself possible. What this means is that she can then help others with their vision. With 2 Tedx Talks under her belt, as well as authoring a book and keynoting at numerous events, Pina has had her own set of struggles and fears that she has had to overcome which drives all of her passionate philanthropy projects today. From being president of Gratitude International, speaking to college students about ending date-rape on campuses, and even to the #MissionWellington brought on by her soul friend of a dog that passed away last year and her becoming a Pet Bereavement Counselor, this girl is on fire! Come on in and get to know Pina on a personal level and then take her up on her offer of a gracious gift from her in the end just for our Tribe of Lemonader’s. You are going to adore Pina and feel empowered to “Follow your Yes’s”.