Ridiculously Happy Pplcast: Work-Life + Family Power Hour

Ridiculously Happy Pplcast: Work-Life + Family Power Hour

Live more kindly, more confidently, and more ridiculously happy with photographer Sophia Lemon and guest host Nikki Yeo of The AVA Solution. Just like your morning coffee, Ridiculously Happy Pplcast is one long hug of positivity. We cover topics from happiness, family life, and entrepreneurship, to wellness, mindfulness, and mental health. Get ready to awaken your true self, grab your favourite beverage, and cozy up. We are a community of real people always on our way to living our best lives. Subscribe now to join us on the journey, and never go it alone again.


September 11, 2023 52 mins

In this week's episode, we look back at our first season. Here's what the episodes you need to go back and listen to:

01 What Is Ridiculously Happy?: https://happyp.pl/01

02 Gratitude + Mindfulness: https://happyp.pl/02

03 Self-Image + The Dangers of Social Media: https://happyp.pl/03

04 Mental Health + Coping Strategies: https://happyp.pl/04

05 Tough Conversations on Diversity with Shayna Beeksma: https://happyp.pl/05

06 R...

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Who would you be if you worked less?

It seems to Nikki and Sophia that most people say that their family is their number 1 priority, but that most of those people spend most of their time working in order to financially support their family. While money is one component of supporting your family, taking time away from your family in order to work directly contradicts family being your number 1 priority.

In this episode, we discuss ...

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September 4, 2023 56 mins

This episode is all about recognition: one of the 7 core values of BNI, the networking organization where Nikki and Sophia met.

Recognition has such a profound impact on people. By acknowledging the contributions of others, you'll foster a positive and supportive environment for yourself. This is Sophia has learned in team sports. Being a good teammate and sportsman is stressed in youth sports, and you she really sees the impac...

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Sophia sits down with Shayna Beeksma of Beeksma Law to discuss the current, tough social climate. Many in our communities are struggling with the anxiety of what to say to whom, especially with regard to race, gender, and sexual orientation. So we discuss how to be a compassionate, kind person who is inherently flawed.

Because that's the truth... We are all flawed. We are all ignorant of what we don't know. But it is always...

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August 28, 2023 78 mins

Sophia believes that the world is experiencing another pandemic: PTSD as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. When we were all sent home because of a global illness that was killing people, we had so little information. The lack of knowledge coupled with everyone avoiding closeness and physical touch has had a lasting impact that we might not be consciously thinking about. But we can sure see the effects of it in the amount of anger ...

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We start off the show by sharing our top career highlights.

For Nikki, her's was reaching the point in her business when she was making the same income as she was in her previous job. Being able to work from home and on her own time allowed her the ability to care for her children and really enjoy their childhood with them.

For Sophia, it is photographing women who believe that they are not photogenic. She provides such a posit...

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August 21, 2023 69 mins

Sophia has been reading a great new book, Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom by Rick Hanson PhD and Richard Mendius MD. And the authors' assertions that Western Medicine is very young is totally blowing her mind.

In this episode, we look into the ancient wisdom of mindfulness. We discuss how it is possible to recognize our feelings first and respond (not react) to them second. It may h...

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August 16, 2023 56 mins

In this first official episode of Ridiculously Happy Pplcast, we give you a deeper look into who we are, where we came from, and how we came to be where we are. We kick things off with Nikki's story, followed by Sophia's (see the episode notes for more), and then we launch into what Ridiculously Happy really means.

Ridiculously Happy People isn't just a tagline for Sophia's business. Though it did start out that way....

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August 2, 2023 32 mins

In this inaugural installment of Ridiculously Happy Pplcast, we are thrilled to give you a sneak peek into the topics and themes we'll be exploring in Season 1.

Get ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and fulfillment as we dive into Episode 1 with what it means to be Ridiculously Happy.

In Episode 2, we'll discuss the transformative power of Gratitude + Mindfulness. We'll discuss the importance of staying sel...

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