Café with Monica

Café with Monica

Café with Monica is a weekly podcast hosted by Monica Denais, a mental health advocate, certified rehabilitation counselor, and lover of coffee. This podcast is for millennials who are trying to navigate life whether it be career, school, dealing with mental health issues, or overcoming past trauma. Join her as she helps educate, provide advice, share tools, and interview inspiring and resilient millennials to help others overcome their everyday issues. All of this while drinking a cup of coffee.... Show More

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March 3, 2021 27 min
Showing up online can be really scary! Did you know one of the most common fears entrepreneurs have is fear of failure and judgement? These fears stop us from showing up and moving forward with our business. Overcoming this fear and truly knowing how to show up in the online space can be a game changer that’s why I have asked marketing and visibility expert Madison Tinder today on the podcast. Madison shares her journey starting he...
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🤫“Shh, there going to couple’s counseling? Something must be wrong” 😱

 

Have you heard that before? I sure have! Society has made it taboo to go to couples counseling, movies make it seem like the couples are on the verge of breaking up or married couples on the bridge of divorce.

 

Today’s guests Mallory & Stranz, are going to break the stigma of going to couples counseling, how they make marriage work, and how...

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63. #DatingAdvice during COVID-19 with Dr. Christie Kederian Dating is hard enough. Now mix in a global pandemic and it makes you feel like there is no hope to meet someone that can become your life partner. That’s why I am joined on today’s episode with Dr. Christie Kederian, a nationally renowned relationship expert who specializes in helping clients create lives they love and find the love they deserve. We talk about finding the...
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2020 was A HOT MESS! Can I get an Amen! And a while everything around the world seemed chaotic life didn’t stop. We had to roll with it and that is just what my guest today did. In this episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing an amazing entrepreneur Liz Mcvoy who not only gave birth during COVID-19, while working a full-time job but also scaled her business. Liz provides insights into the world of motherhood and entrepreneurshi...

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Do you feel like you ALWAYS have to be plugged into your business? 

Have you been told that if you are not doing anything that you are considered lazy? Maybe you have a massive to-do list and want to take back control of your time energy?

 

If you resonated with any of that, you arrived at the right place. I am thrilled to have had Grace Blacksea come on to the show and share her game-changer insights on productivity and what it me...

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60. Overcoming Burnout with Hannah Nieves Are you feeling burnout? Does your job not fulfill you anymore? Are you exhausted and wish you had the tools to overcome it?I believe we can learn through other people’s experiences that’s why I interviewed Hannah Nieves, an extraordinary Latina entrepreneur who has an amazing story to share about how she overcame burnout and created a life and business she loves. In this episode, Hannah wi...
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“I’m a perfectionist!”. How many times have you used your perfectionism as an excuse? Raise Your Hand…. Perfectionism can often feel like a strength, a way to accomplish all the things, get rewarded, and avoid the criticism. But it also creates unnecessary stress and anxiety. Am I right?  While hard work and achievement matters, they aren’t always what matters most. That’s why I chat with my good friend Valerie Rocio, as she shares...

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December 30, 2020 9 min

Join me today as I ramble about 2020. I wanted to say how grateful I am for you listening to the podcast. I can't wait to step into 2021 and season 4 of the podcast. Watch out because it is going to be AMAZING!

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IT'S THE HOLIDAYS FOR ME

 

The holidays are not always easy. They can bring up triggers, drama, and bottled up emotions. That’s why thanks to @iamhellostudios I was able to get together with the ladies of the @selfcare.gang podcast Devyn & Desireé to spill all the tea on how to handle the holidays whether you're spending it alone, going to see family, or using this time to reflect we talk about it all. We share ...

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I am so honored to have today’s guest on the podcast Jo Lam,  a first-generation immigrant, spiritual gangster, domestic violence survivor, and Founder & Ceo of Project Beauty. Project Beauty is a nonprofit dedicated to empowering individuals through beauty and self-love. This episode is very special as we spread awareness of Domestic Violence.

Did you know? On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violenc...

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Values are important because they guide our beliefs, attitudes and behaviour. They help us to grow and develop. They help us to create the future we want to experience. In this episode, Dr. Lauren Cook shares how she has helped others with creating value informed decisions that are in alignment with their lives. Dr. Lauren shares her insights on how identifying your values can be helpful to overall wellness. We also share exciting ...
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In today’s episode, I chat with Maham Qadri, founder of Texapreneur, an online platform that highlights Texas Entrepreneurs. Maham and I chatted on what it was like to start this business during a pandemic, why it’s important to build each other up, and how she got to where she is now. Maham is truly inspiring and she reminds us that taking messy action can yield results. Maham gives great insight and advice to new and aspiring ent...

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Spending day after day in the same place can make even the best couple a little stir-crazy.  That’s why I finally convinced my husband Adam to come on the podcast to share how we have been navigating COVID-19 and our mental health.

 

No relationship is perfect and we know that relationships take work. If you are struggling right now because you're spending way too much time with your significant other this episode is just for y...

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Entrepreneurship can be tricky to navigate and sometimes we find ourselves feeling lost because we don’t have a sense of purpose. In this episode, I invited Miracle, a young entrepreneur to share how she discovered entrepreneurship and the importance of having a purpose and finding your voice. You will feel so inspired and just ready to take on any challenges after listening to this episode. 



More about the guest:

Miracle Olatunj...

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August 19, 2020 33 min

Grab your favorite notebook and pen because in this solo episode I am sharing tangible ways you can start to put self-love into action.

 

Personally, self-love was a foreign concept to me for a long time. I didn’t realize I was not intentionally finding ways to show myself love until my therapist in graduate school pointed it out. I had just left a 3-year relationship when I found myself searching for ways to provide the love that ...

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Do you want to know your deepest desires, drive, passions, and strengths?

 

Have you heard about the Enneagram?

 

The Enneagram is a powerful tool for psycho-spiritual growth. It does not put any of us in a ‘box’. It helps us work with our nuanced personality differences by tapping into our unique shadows and strengths. Cool Right? Well here’s a treat for you. I am so excited I got to chat with Michael Shahan, a Licensed Marriage a...

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Are you fearlessly chasing after your dream? 

My guest today sure is and she is spilling the tea on how she is doing it all and the struggles that come along with it. 

One of the greatest things I get to do when interviewing people for the podcast is getting a glimpse into their lives and their story. In today’s episode, I chatted with one of my favorite people to follow on the internet, Madison Anaya. 

Madison not only shares my l...

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Do you feel uncomfortable talking about SEX better yet low sex drive? 

 

I remember the first time I had to talk about sex with my mom it was not your typical the birds and the bees type conversation. To be honest I don’t even know where that phrase came from.

 

But anyway talking about sex was awkward for me. I remember talking to my first romantic partners about sex was awkward too and then there's talking to my gynecologist ...

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June 24, 2020 34 min

DOES FEAR CONTROL YOU?

Has it ever stopped you from doing what you really want to do? Have you felt like if only it wasn't there you would be able to accomplish much more? If there answer yes! I got your back. In this episode, I talk about how to start letting go of fear with some practical tips to use.

Are you ready to tackle your fear? Jump on a FREE Mental Health Clarity Call with to get started Click Here.

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SETTING BOUNDARIES IS HEALTHY!

Really excited to share my conversation with Therapist Mary Beth Somich who focuses on family dynamics and boundary setting in her therapy practice. Her style of family therapy involves building respect and boundaries in the home environment by examining relationships and communication patterns. She shares her insight on how she works with clients on finding their limits to establish healthy boundarie...

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