Café with Monica

Café with Monica

Café with Monica is a biweekly podcast hosted by Monica Denais, a mental health advocate, therapist for entrepreneurs,certified rehabilitation counselor, and lover of coffee. The podcast for women entrepreneurs who are ready to make mental health a priority. Join Monica as she helps educate, provide advice, share tools, and interview inspiring and resilient millennial entrepreneurs to help others overcome their everyday issues. All of this while drinking a cup of coffee.

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November 17, 2021 33 min
Have you ever struggled with figuring out what you should be doing and constantly are listening to the world’s message of who you should be? Here’s the thing you are uniquely designed, you have innate gifts and traits that help you live your dream life effortlessly. That’s why I brought Human Design Expert Erin Claire, who is a projector by the way to share her words of wisdom on Human Design. Erin shares all about Human Design, se...

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Have you ever stopped to wonder what scripts from others have you adopted that are not serving you? If you’d reflect back on moments in your life will you realize that many of the actions you took (or didn’t), choices you made (or didn’t), and priorities you set (or didn’t) happened by default; guided by the expectations of society and others, and not by your own inner compass. According to cognitive psychology, each of us has a li...

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Do you struggle with time management? Did you know your time management can be a protective factor against burnout? As entrepreneurs, we get to decide when and how we show up in our business, but the shift from employee to entrepreneur can be hard if we don’t learn how to manage our time. We know we have to set our own limits and boundaries when it comes to prioritizing things in our business. In this episode, I’m joined by Dr. Ama...
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    Have you ever wondered why some days you feel on top of the world and others days you feel like complete shit? Well, it may have to do with your menstrual cycle. Throughout your menstrual cycle, your hormones shift, causing you to feel and act differently depending on the time of the month. In this episode, I am joined with Leah  Brueggemann, a hormone coach, and Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutritional Practitioner, and chat al...
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    Networking is changing not only are many more of us working from home but professional and industry events of all sizes were canceled or shifted to online formats. With this shift, it may have you question how do I stand out from the crowd how do I build authentic relationships with people. In this episode, I am joined with Ana Laura a career and leadership coach who specializes in helping ambitious BIPOC women transition and eleva...

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    Do you struggle with self-care? Yes! Don’t worry many people do. Self-care is a general term that describes everything you do deliberately for your mental, physical, and emotional well-being. As simple as it sounds, many of us pay little attention to self-care. This is why ‘deliberately' is one of the most important words in the definition. You need to be conscious of your well-being before you can achieve true self-care. It st...

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    Has clutter and mess created more stress and anxiety in your life? To the brain, clutter represents unfinished business and this lack of completeness can be highly stressful for some people. Did you know there are ways to take back control of your life and it starts with your environment? In this episode, I’m joined by Lisa Tselebidis, a professional organizer and KonMari Certified consultant and we chat all about the mental health...

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    How many of you have been personally victimized by your own brain?  Like seriously we work so hard to build our business only to have self-doubt creep in to make us question everything!  If you’ve been there or you are there this episode is for you. In this solo episode, I share 8  tips for acknowledging, eliminating self-doubt, and directing your entrepreneurial energy toward more productive ways of thinking because the trust I kn...

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    Anyone else feels like the first half of the year kicked your ass? Or is it just me 😅

     

    As entrepreneurs, we all follow our own paths. 

     

    For some of us, the rise to success can be a long, slow, painful process. 

     

    For others, things just seem to magically fall into place.

     

    I believe that the latter isn’t a result of magic, however, but is a sure sign of an entrepreneur who understands the importance of learning from, adap...

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    This week’s episode is one of our past guests Susie Robb. If you have not listened to her first episode you need to. It’s episode 41 where we talk about turning pain into purpose and now we get to hear about how Susie was able to successfully run an online business during Covid-19 and how she regained back momentum to focus on herself.  I love episodes like this where I can get to catch up and see our past guests grow and scale the...

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    “You choose your future with your actions each day” -Jame Clear 

    You need to let go of your busy badge of honor: it's not serving you and it's taking away your time and energy, instead, move your mindset to create long-lasting habits and rituals that are life-giving and create a sense of peace and purpose for your day.  In this episode, Lupe & I chat about creating healthy daily rituals that will not only keep you on tr...

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    How’s your relationship with money?  Do you find yourself overspending?  Trying to start a budget but having no financial boundaries?  This episode is meant for you! Today’s guest is debt-free money coach Ayana. Ayana shares her insights in how to make your relationship with money better, how to quit overspending, how to bring up conversation about money, the challenges to become debt free, and understanding toxic emotional spendin...
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    Where are my Enneagram 8 business Owners At? 👀 Hey Girl 🙋🏻‍♀️, Do you find yourself wanting to control everything around you? Do you struggle with being vulnerable and open? 

    If the answer is yes! 

     

    Then this episode is meant for you. In this episode, the amazing Olivia M Gonzalez, a brand guidelines expert, and I chat about her own journey as an Enneagram 8 in business. Olivia shares valuable insights in h...

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    68. The Healing Power of Telling Your Story with Jose Lugo  Telling your story can be the most powerful medicine on earth.  I’m serious scientifically you turn off the body’s stress responses and flip off toxic stress hormones. Each of us has a constantly unfolding narrative, a hero in a novel no one else can write. And yet so many of us leave our stories untold when this happens, we wind up feeling lonely, like no one is dealing ...

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    What separates successful business owners from all the others it’s clearly one key thing – an entrepreneur mindset.  No matter what the problem small business owners face, in crisis or under regular circumstances, their mindset has a huge impact on the outcome. 

    In this week’s episode, I chat with Molly Ho an amazing digital product expert to discuss all things mindset and entrepreneurship. Molly Ho shares her experiences from work...

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    Has there ever been a time where you didn’t feel confident in your life? You trusted those around you, but yourself not so much.

     

    Self-confidence is understanding that you trust your judgment and abilities and that you value yourself and feel worthy, regardless of any imperfections or of what others may believe about you. 

     

    In this episode, I am so excited to be joined by Danielle Hawthorne, an entertainment journalist, confidenc...

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    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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