Embrace. Live. Thrive.

Embrace. Live. Thrive.

A podcast to start the hard conversations surrounding motherhood and normalizing issues with mental health. To teach women that taking care of themselves is the best way to care for their families. We will be talking through issues in mental, social, nutritional, and physical health to educate ourselves on living a balanced life. But knowing we have to first address our mental health as a means to create success in all areas of your life.

Episodes

March 22, 2023 32 min

Today, Sam & Taylor creators and founders of "The MOTHER of all podcasts" join me to share about what they are doing through their podcast and platform. I had an absolute blast chatting with them and hearing about their origin stories from becoming best friends to starting a podcast. They started with a desire to have fun and do something for themselves and quickly realized how this platform was making a difference in...

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Today. Kristina Ginn, owner of Midwest Practice Solutions, and she comes on to talk about the popular topic, collagen. I think most of us have heard about collagen at this point, but Kristina does an incredible job of explaining to us what collagen is and how it has so many health benefits beyond just hair, skin, and nails.

Please listen, learn, and share this episode. We learn about collagen, but Kristina shares with us ...

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Today, I had the pleasure of talking with Lisa Remley owner of 2 St. Louis F45 facilities, and one in Tennessee as well. Lisa was vulnerable and shares with us briefly about her childhood and how it has impacted her as a parent. We talk about the importance being aware the influence our parents had on us not only as children, but how that influence still has a direct effect on how we parent today.

Lisa has been in fitness...

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Today my good friend, Dr. Marlee Coleman joins me on the podcast and talk us through such an important topic. Understanding chiropractic care throughout pregnancy.  She is passionate about educating and supporting women that you don't have to be miserable there are options for relief with some of the aches and pains surrounding your pregnancy.

As a doula, Dr. Marlee's passion is to stand in the gap and support a...

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Today, Britt Smith, Founder of She is Kindred joins me on the podcast and shares so much valuable information. Britt has a similar story of walking into motherhood and realizing that she had placed her identity in her plan for her life and it took God's grace and firm guidance to realize He was calling her to something more. Britt is encouraging and passionate for us to understand that "our community comes together over o...

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Today, Dr. Kallie Fischer, returns to the podcast and walks us through a topic that a lot of women don't even realize they are having difficulty, our menstrual cycle.  I know this can be a really uncomfortable conversation, but none the less it is a super important one. There are so many of us having monthly struggles that are common, but not normal. Dr. Kallie does an excellent job walking us through what she sees most often ...

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Today, Dr. Nicole Robinson, owner of Functional Medicine at Synergy Chiropractic, joins me on the podcast to share about her journey into health, but also God's call on her life to begin functional medicine. She is so encouraging and up lifting about the importance and difference functional medicine makes in the lives of her patients. Dr. Nicole explains a specific technique called Mercier therapy, which works o increased your...

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Today, Keri Beth Jones, independent certified Optavia coach, joins me and shares her incredible journey of health, nutrition, and overcoming limiting beliefs. The moment I met Keri Beth, I could feel strength and joy radiating off of her and I knew this was someone I needed to get to know. As she shared her journey of struggle and then of finding community and the deeper understanding of how to make maintainable changes I was total...

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Today, Kathryn Barton, couple's therapist, and owner of Uplift and Connect Counseling joins me on the podcast and knocks this conversation about communication in committed relationships out of the park. She talks us through common struggles, what is underlying issues, and strategies to start working towards healthier communication. I'm obsessed with this conversation and think everyone to hear this one at least twice...

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Today, Danielle White, owner of Lakeside Therapy LCC, LPC, RPT-S, joins me on the podcast and we discuss the concept of neuro synchrony and its implications to parenting. In our womb, our children imprint our nervous system and are connected to us on a deeper level throughout their lifespan. That is why one of the first things that happens after birth is the nurses placing the baby, skin to skin, on our chest to help them regulate ...

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Today, Leah Diffey, Emotion Code Practitioner, joins me on the podcast and we discuss emotional healing. Emotions can be tricky in that are influenced by how we were raised, our perceptions, and traumas we might have stored in our bodies that we don't even realize are there.  Leah walks us through what might be holding us back from identifying and productively using our emotions. She reminds us that it is ok to take a moment t...

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Today, Bre Kleeschulte, owner of Light Up Cottleville, joins me on the podcast and we have a beautiful conversation recapping her tree lighting event at the beginning of December.  Bre is so dynamic and passionate about spreading joy and encouraging those around her all year long. Two years ago, she was inspired with a dream and vision to create a family event to connect her community, and this year she was able to see all her hard...

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Today, Noelle Robinson, Sound Therapist/Health and Wellness Speaker, joins me on the podcast. Noelle shares with us about what has inspired her the most and her journey discovering sound therapy. She is amazing and her passion to support her community shines through in everything she does. I know as you listen to this conversation you won't be able to help being inspired by Noelle and her story.

If sound therapy is s...

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Today is a day I think I have only dreamed about, 100 episodes. So many amazing conversations, connections, and opportunities for learning. Podcasting is seriously one of the coolest things I have ever been a part of doing. This podcast has been a labor of love and I am so grateful for the ability to share all of the amazing things I am learning, and God has been revealing to me over the last 2 years. 

I hope you enjoy th...

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Today, Teresa Reiniger, grief coach joins me to discuss the extremely difficult topic of grief. Teresa is so kind and compassionate as she supports woman and families in their hardest moment. It is time to start normalizing the conversations around grief, to just sit with our loved ones who are hurting even when we have no idea what to say, to embrace the discomfort of these hard emotions to simply support them with our presence. <...

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Today, Shelly Snow Pordea, returns to the podcast and shares with us the importance of gratitude and creativity. She is so encouraging and inspiring as she talks about her daily practices with gratitude and how it has been life changing for her. Shelly also shares with us about the inspiration behind her creativity mindset journal and reminds us about Brené Brown teaching that creativity is where innovation begins.  This conversati...

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Today, Sara Chinnock joins me on the podcast, and share tips and tricks for hosting this season. Her love for cooking, entertaining, and party planning all came together perfectly to inspire her to start her charcuterie business.  Sara shares with us about her favorites to include on her own savory/sweet boards, tips about hosting, and so much more. This conversation is inspiring and so encourageing during this time of the year. Sa...

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Today Erin Darling, Nutrition Professional, and owner of Mindset Nutrition, joins me on the podcast to teach us all about intermittent fasting. It is such a fascinating topic that feels like a new fade diet, but in reality, has been around for hundreds and hundreds of years. Erin helps us to understand the basics about what the purpose is behind intermittent fasting and why it can be so beneficial for your body. She does a great jo...

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Today, my good friend Amery, joins me on the podcast and shares her health journey.  She is now able to look back and see how she struggled with post-partum depression for a while after the birth of her daughter and it was her focused intention and asking for help that is what made the difference for her health at that time. Amery also shares about her battle with her autoimmune disease and embracing the lifestyle modification she ...

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Today, April Bryant, cofounder/partner with Fast Bryant Consulting, joins me on the podcast and shares powerfully about what has helped shaped her into the woman she is today, and she encourages us to be empowered and always be able to stand on our own two feet. April goes on to share with us about all the incredible things she and her business partner, Lauren Fast, are doing to support small and medium sized businesses grow.
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