Wake Up & Show Up

Wake Up & Show Up

Hello Darlings! The podcast is a collection of inspiring and empowering interviews and stories that weave together life's pivotal moments and the decisions made to show up and impact humanity one person at a time. Each week you will hear from me or a house guest as we discuss how to show up intentionally and make an impact along the way. Real People. Real Stories. Real Impact.


December 1, 2023 7 mins

WITH GRATITUDE. Have you ever considered the tremendous power of gratitude? Join me, on a journey through my own moments of gratitude, sketched out in my private notebooks and etched in my heart. Together, we will wander through the realm of gratitude, exploring how it ties our most cherished memories together, providing a gentle reminder of experiences we cannot relive but will always remember.

Gratitude, as we will unco...

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Have you ever considered the seasons of your life? Life has its summers and its winters, and sometimes, it’s in the depths of those colder seasons that we need to remind ourselves of the warmth. Gratitude might seem simple, but it holds the power to reshape our perspectives and help us carry through the toughest times.

This episode is about finding joy and gratitude in every season, and remembering th...

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January 20, 2022 15 mins

WE DID A THING.  The Wake up & Show Up Podcast hit 10k downloads.  Honestly I couldn't have done this without our community. I am so grateful for each and everyone of you. Let's talk a little bit about this journey. 

We would love to hear your feedback on this episode.  Connect with us at https://www.instagram.com/iamportiascott/

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TIME. What a precious word! In this episode, I am reminded of the importance and the beauty of time. Join me on a journey of truth and a little self discovery.

We would love to hear your feedback on this episode.  Connect with us at https://www.instagram.com/iamportiascott/

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BEAUTY. Beauty is not just skin deep. It's found in your laugh, in your step, your personality, and your perfect imperfections. In this week's episode, I had a conversation with Jennifer Norman, founder of the Human Beauty Movement and we discuss her passion to  to help others discover the healing power of compassion for themselves, why she started HBM and what it means to love the skin that you are in. 

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BE MORE. In today's episode, I talked to Anu Gupta about the work his organization is doing to break racial and unconscious biases.  Anu is a scientist, lawyer, and educator, but more important is his mission to do his part to make this world a place where all people belong everywhere in the fullness of their diversity.

You can connect with Anu at:

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SABBATH. Every now and then we all need a breath of fresh air and this week's episode is just what we need. In this week's episode, our host, Portia Scott, has a conversation with Maria Fernanda Ortega to talk how she found #sabbaticking as a way of life. Can you use a little rest in your life? This episode is for you.

You can connect with Fernanda at:

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SURVIVOR. In this episode, I had the opportunity to sit down with Hannah Kay Herdlinger and talk about the work she is doing to support domestic violence survivors and shelters. Thread Talk is a for profit, for purpose organization on a mission to empower women and support victims of domestic violence across the country.

Connect with Thread Talk:
Website: https://threadtalk.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.co...

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A NEW STORY.  This week's episode is a throwback to Season 1. On this episode, I had the opportunity to sit down and talk to my husband,  John Henry Scott III. He takes us on his journey of being homeless at 5, finding out he would be a teenage father at 15, giving up a Stanford education to becoming one of the youngest Vice Presidents in his organization. As an update John, is no longer with the organization and has sense sta...

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UNEDITED.  In this episode, it's just me and my voice memo recording. There are days when we want to give up, through in the towel and quit but purpose is a powerful thing. In this episode I talk about giving ourselves grace on those days but also inspiring us to keep going.

Join us this Sunday, May 2nd at 7pm (EDT) for the 1 year Anniversary of my FB and YouTube Live show  Wake  Up Well. You can watch here.

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HAPPY EARTH DAY.  In this episode, I had the opportunity to sit down with Minna Yoo, CEO and Founder of Love Bottle.  On the path to become a doctor, Minna realized she wanted to help people but didn't want to become a doctor.  While thinking about her thesis, she had an aha moment and the Love Bottle was  born.

Don't forget to head to  https://www.lovebottle.com/  and enter code "wakeup15" for your 15...

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SERENDIPITY.  In this week's episode I go back to my first episode because the only way to start is to start. This is my "aha moment" about living intentionally.

Be our guest on Wake Up Well. We are looking for guest for our Livestream show. The show was created to discuss and find solutions so we can all experience wellness in our mind, body, and soul.  Text the word guest to 404-737-0867 or click the link...

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PERMISSION. Why haven't you started? I would much rather ask the question "why" instead of  "why not". What is stopping you from moving forward.  Let's talk.

In this week's episode, I talk about my own struggles with starting and how starting is an intentional decision we have to make every single day.

Join our text community at my.community.com/portiascott for inspiration, exc...

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PURPOSE. In this episode Vin Singh inspires all of us to follow our purpose and make an impact in our own way. About 4 years ago, he quit his corporate life, sold & donated all of his belongings, and started traveling in order to find himself & his purpose in life. He left his corporate career in Australia to follow his heart and sometimes we start out not knowing exactly where the heart will lead and Vin Singh was led to e...

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HOPE.  In this episode, I had the opportunity to sit down with Venton Forbes, Executive Director, Faith Care. Faith Care is integrating faith and healthcare. Venton shares with us the mission of Faith Care and how they are impacting communities domestically and abroad. Faith Care is providing free lifesaving healthcare to people where medical care is nearly non-existent or not a feasible option.    

You can connect with Ve...

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EXECUTE.  Let's talk about the three reasons why goals fail and how our behaviors play a role in how we execute these goals. Listen to this episode for the tools you can use to execute effectively.

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In this week's episode, I talk to retired Army Chief Warrant Office, Thomas Shipp about his mission to share his journey and how he is navigating PTSD. Thomas is using the acronym PTSD to deliberately focus on Peace, Therapy, Serenity, and Discovery.  We had this discussion in 2019 before the world was shut down but he is still planning his "My PTSD" tour once the world opens up and it's safe to do so.

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RESILIENCE. In this episode, I had the opportunity to sit down with Niki Glen and Christina Wiese of Africa Ignite. Africa Ignite helps marginalized rural communities (focusing on women, youth and children) to earn a decent living, develop sustainable enterprises, learn usable skills, tell their stories, protect their health and environment, and improve the quality of their education and ultimately improve the quality of life. When...

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Hello Darlings! This week's episode is a reintroduction of what pushed me to launch the Wake Up & Show Up podcast. I hope this episode inspires you to create your own space to live your life intentionally.

Join our text community for inspiration and tools on how to make an impact, goal setting and productivity.  Click the LINK to join or text the word "impact" to

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