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Our Inner Sparks

Our Inner Sparks

By Lily Yan
Are you ready to discovery, embody and share your inner sparks? Join us at Our Inner Sparks where a network of ordinary women will be sharing our extraordinary stories to inspire and empower each other and others. Let's harvest our inner sparks as we learn from these extraordinary stories, each other and have open dialogue about how people have found success and happiness in their lives. Join the network & follow on these social media platforms: https://linktr.ee/ourinnersparks
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JB Lexington - Pursue Your Dreams and Passion - Our Inner Sparks - Featured Stories
Do you have an idea or passion you want to pursue? Have you been waiting for the right timing? Are you hesitant about something? If so then, you must tune into this episode. Let's meet JB Lexington today, JB is a serial entrepreneur and published author. JB is witty, smart, & fearless. She shares with us why and how she became an entrepreneur, some challenges she has had being a female leader & business owner in a male-dominated industry. As her life's passion grew within her, JB knew she had more to offer and had a story to write. Being her fearless self she pursued to become a published author and successfully became one. Join us in learning more about what motivates and supports someone to realize their ideas, passion, & dreams. https://www.somervillecc.ca/ https://www.jblexington.com/ https://twitter.com/JBLexington/ _____________________________________________________________ Join, follow and subscribe to Our Inner Sparks on all our social media platforms: https://www.ourinnersparks.com/ https://facebook.com/ourinnersparks/ https://linkedin.com/company/ourinnersparks/ https://twitter.com/OurInnerSparks/ https://instagram.com/ourinnersparks/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmACzBNGkYCd5Pk_Gt6Ta_Q/ For feedback or nomination please email us at OurInnerSparks@gmail.com Credits: Music by MusicalLivesInc, you can find them on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCSPel8_c4HH8GfsNSJRHNw
25:35
July 09, 2021
Tami MacDonald - Creating Custom Fashions For Brides - Our Inner Sparks Featured Insights
In the market for a bridal gown or know of someone who wants a one-of-kind bridal experience with her gown?  Let's meet Tami MacDonald, the brilliant custom bridal gown designer who created Mina. From age of 10, she has been creating, over the years she has gained expertise in custom fashion design. And in the mix of COVID she has given some attention to her bridal designs and is releasing a new line of custom bridal gown designs that can fit the unique needs of each bride. We have invited her to talk to us about how she is staying creative throughout those chaotic times. https://www.minabridaldesign.ca/ https://instagram.com/minabridaldesign/ https://twitter.com/mina_bridal/ _____________________________________________________________ Join, follow and subscribe to Our Inner Sparks on all our social media platforms: https://www.ourinnersparks.com/ https://facebook.com/ourinnersparks/ https://linkedin.com/company/ourinnersparks/ https://twitter.com/OurInnerSparks/ https://instagram.com/ourinnersparks/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmACzBNGkYCd5Pk_Gt6Ta_Q/ For feedback or nomination please email us at OurInnerSparks@gmail.com Credits: Music by MusicalLivesInc, you can find them on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCSPel8_c4HH8GfsNSJRHNw
23:01
June 11, 2021
Pam Fanjoy - Feeding Connections & Cooking Up Change - Our Inner Sparks - Featured Stories
In this episode, we will meet Pam Fanjoy. Pam has a personal life mission to cook up change that lasts a lifetime by fostering joyful, healthy relationships while leveraging delicious, healthy food to facilitate the meaningful connections between others to nourish their bodies, minds, and souls.  She has over 25 years of clinical social work experience working with children, adolescents, and families; then in 2016, she became the CHOPPED CANADA CHAMPION on the Food Network.   In recent years, Chef Pam Fanjoy has also been cooking up a storm by building a business around her life mission and passion. Even in the mix of a pandemic, she delivers a one-of-a-kind Junior Chef Life Skills program which received the BMO FOR WOMEN GRANT  in 2020.   https://chefpamfanjoy.com/ https://www.facebook.com/ChefPamFanjoy/ https://www.instagram.com/chefpamfanjoy/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvgkYCqFhk--Wkw0N80XANw https://twitter.com/ChefPamFanjoy https://www.linkedin.com/in/pam-fanjoy-8057b56a _____________________________________________________________ Join, follow and subscribe to Our Inner Sparks on all our social media platforms: https://www.ourinnersparks.com/ https://facebook.com/ourinnersparks/ https://linkedin.com/company/ourinnersparks/ https://twitter.com/OurInnerSparks/ https://instagram.com/ourinnersparks/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmACzBNGkYCd5Pk_Gt6Ta_Q/ For feedback or nomination please email us at OurInnerSparks@gmail.com Credits: Music by MusicalLivesInc, you can find them on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCSPel8_c4HH8GfsNSJRHNw
47:25
May 14, 2021
Kelly Leslie - Helping Kids with Special Needs Flourish - Our Inner Sparks Featured Insights
April is autism awareness month. Do you have someone in your life with special needs? In this episode, we have invited Kelly Leslie, who has 30+ years in education, as a teacher, vice-principal, principal, currently an instructor at Brock University, and most recently an author of children’s picture books that showcases characters with special needs, highlighting their strengths. Everyone has strengths, let's highlight our positive differences… Kelly is definitely leading the way on her mission. Her books have helped many educators, parents, and children support and advocate for kids with differences and special needs and helping them flourish. Join Kelly: https://www.instagram.com/klesliebooks/ https://sites.google.com/view/klesliebooks _____________________________________________________________ Join, follow and subscribe to Our Inner Sparks on all our social media platforms: https://www.ourinnersparks.com/ https://facebook.com/ourinnersparks/ https://linkedin.com/company/ourinnersparks/ https://twitter.com/OurInnerSparks/ https://instagram.com/ourinnersparks/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmACzBNGkYCd5Pk_Gt6Ta_Q/ For feedback or nomination please email us at OurInnerSparks@gmail.com Credits: Music by MusicalLivesInc, you can find them on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCSPel8_c4HH8GfsNSJRHNw
30:12
April 09, 2021
Andrea Arthur-Brown - Supporting Survivors of Gender-Based Violence with SASCWR - Our Inner Sparks Featured Insights
Did you know: One in five victims of sexual assault—both women and men—felt blamed for their own victimization. There is a much higher prevalence of sexual assault among women than men (30% versus 8%). One in three (32%) women experienced unwanted sexual behaviour in public. One in five (18%) women experienced online harassment in the 12 months preceding the survey done by Statistic Canada in 2019. (https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/85-002-x/2019001/article/00017-eng.htm) To celebrate women's empowerment as we recognize International Women's Day (Mar 8, 2021), we have invited Andrea Arthur-Brown, a seasoned leader who dedicated her entire career in empowering and supporting survivors of sexual assault. She will share her passion, journey in her career, the organization of Sexual Assault Support Centre Waterloo Region (https://www.sascwr.org/) where she and her team support survivors of sexual violence and work to transform systems that promote gender-based violence. Andrea will also highlight a few practical strategies for supporters and survivors to start the healing process. ____ Join, follow and subscribe to Our Inner Sparks on all our social media platforms: https://www.ourinnersparks.com/ https://facebook.com/ourinnersparks/ https://linkedin.com/company/ourinnersparks/ https://twitter.com/OurInnerSparks/ https://instagram.com/ourinnersparks/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmACzBNGkYCd5Pk_Gt6Ta_Q/ For feedback or nomination please email us at OurInnerSparks@gmail.com Credits: Music by MusicalLivesInc, you can find them on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCSPel8_c4HH8GfsNSJRHNw
31:55
March 12, 2021
Jackie Porter - Lean In to Have Your Financial Conversations - Our Inner Sparks Featured Insights
Did the holidays put a dent in your financial position? Is COVID challenging your financial legacy and changing your financial plans? How are you overcoming this? In this episode, we have invited Jackie Porter, a financial expert who is a highly recognized financial planner and financial advisor. She will be sharing why and how having money conversation is so critical. She provides insight to when she started to have these critical conversations and how she has made it her mission to help others to have the money conversation comfortably. Her vision is to create a community that feels inspired, engaged, and encouraged to build their financial IQ one conversation at a time!  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jackieportercfp LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/askjackieporter/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackieportercfp Website: https://AskJackie.ca What's your Financial IQ Survey https://askjackie.ca/whats-your-financial-iq/ Legacy toolbox - A file organizer to safely store and organize your important documents in one place https://t.co/kHc1IJTlhI?amp=1 ____ Join, follow and subscribe to Our Inner Sparks on all our social media platforms: https://www.ourinnersparks.com/ https://facebook.com/ourinnersparks/ https://linkedin.com/company/ourinnersparks/ https://twitter.com/OurInnerSparks/ https://instagram.com/ourinnersparks/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmACzBNGkYCd5Pk_Gt6Ta_Q/ For feedback or nomination please email us at OurInnerSparks@gmail.com Credits: Music by MusicalLivesInc, you can find them on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCSPel8_c4HH8GfsNSJRHNw
27:56
February 12, 2021
Amy Ballantyne - Realizing Wellness New Year Resolutions - Our Inner Sparks Featured Insights
Did you have an amazing holiday season? Did you over indulge? Do you have new year resolution goals on health and wellness? Are you determined to make them happen? Tune into this episode of Our Inner Sparks Featured Insights with our guest, Amy, a holistic wellness and mindset coach. Amy will share with you some strategies to apply and pitfalls to avoid as you enhance you healthy habits. She is passionate about helping others find balance in their lifestyles and make sustainable changes in their lives with healthy habits. Amy also shares why this is so personally vested on this mission.  Schedule a Free Call with Amy: https://amyballantyne.17hats.com/p#/scheduling/ggprzcrgbpshvcvsbpgttxrfcxhpbfrz  Buy New Book: Mr. Poop Knows Poop: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/1777502705/ref=sr_1_47?dchild=1&keywords=mr.+poop+knows+poop&qid=1607958513&sr=8-47  https://amyballantyne.usana.com/share https://amyballantyne.com/ https://www.instagram.com/amyballantyne/ https://www.facebook.com/AmyBallantyne.Official/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/amyballantyne/ https://twitter.com/_AmyBallantyne https://www.pinterest.ca/amyeballantyne/  ____ ____  Join, follow and subscribe to Our Inner Sparks on all our social media platforms:  https://www.ourinnersparks.com/  https://facebook.com/ourinnersparks/  https://linkedin.com/company/ourinnersparks/  https://twitter.com/OurInnerSparks/  https://instagram.com/ourinnersparks/  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmACzBNGkYCd5Pk_Gt6Ta_Q/  For feedback or nomination please email us at OurInnerSparks@gmail.com  Credits: Music by MusicalLivesInc, you can find them on YouTube  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCSPel8_c4HH8GfsNSJRHNw
26:26
January 15, 2021
Lily Yan - Founding & Building Our Inner Sparks - Our Inner Sparks - Featured Stories (Episode 19)
Many have asked me to share my story of how and why I founded Our Inner Sparks, the challenges I have endured and overcome physically, emotionally and against more odds starting a new business during COVID.  The last year has not been at all easy, but it has been extremely rewarding. In this episode, I share my stories of how I achieved my podcast goals, how I became bedridden for over 2 months, how the support network I have built helped me survive my darkest moments, and how COVID has only strengthened my believes of being present, being grateful and being flexible in life. ________________________________________________________ Join us at Our Inner Sparks where a network of ordinary women will be sharing our extraordinary stories to inspire and empower each other and others.  For feedback or nomination please email us at OurInnerSparks@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/ourinnersparks/ Please subscribe to this channel and follow us on the below social media platforms and engage with us on the Our Inner Sparks network: https://www.ourinnersparks.com/ https://facebook.com/ourinnersparks/ https://linkedin.com/groups/13776300/ https://twitter.com/OurInnerSparks/ https://instagram.com/ourinnersparks/ Credits: Music by MusicalLivesInc, you can find them on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCSPel8_c4HH8GfsNSJRHNw
36:54
November 05, 2020
Jennifer Ettinger - Rocking Life & Media In Style - Our Inner Sparks - Featured Stories (Episode 18)
Let's meet Jennifer Ettinger, a mom, a wife, a coach, an author, a social media correspondent and strategist as well as an entrepreneur with 2 companies, Fit Your Style and Pink Dreams. She is an amazingly positive and as you can see multifaceted person. Jennifer is well respected and loved by those in the media and in her network and she has over 20 Thousand followers on social media. I have invited her on the show to share her journey and secrets in the world of entertainment and media. Join Jennifer's World: Website: http://www.pinkdreamsinc.com/ Social: https://www.facebook.com/JenniferEttingeratFitYourStyle/ https://www.instagram.com/fityourstyle/?hl=en   https://twitter.com/fityourstyle?lang=en Book: http://www.findyourinnergoddess.com/ Boss Talks: https://www.bosstalks.com/ ________________________________________________________  Join us at Our Inner Sparks where a network of ordinary women will be sharing our extraordinary stories to inspire and empower each other and others.  For feedback or nomination please email us at OurInnerSparks@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/ourinnersparks/  Please subscribe to this channel and follow us on the below social media platforms and engage with us on the Our Inner Sparks network: https://www.ourinnersparks.com/ https://facebook.com/ourinnersparks/ https://linkedin.com/groups/13776300/ https://twitter.com/OurInnerSparks/ https://instagram.com/ourinnersparks/  Credits: Music by MusicalLivesInc, you can find them on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCSPel8_c4HH8GfsNSJRHNw
44:26
October 15, 2020
Jennifer Tung - Educating & Leading with Passion - Our Inner Sparks - Featured Stories (Episode 17)
In this episode, we have the pleasure of meeting Jennifer Tung, a passionate musician, music educator and leader in the classical music industry in the City of Toronto in Ontario Canada.  "Success is being happy and fulfilled in what you do." Jennifer truly lives by these words.  In her story, you will see, how extremely passionate she is about music and education and how much she loves all the roles she take on in the industry.   Jennifer Tung has many roles in the music community in and around Toronto. Check out all the organizations Jennifer is involved with, feel free to reach out and get involved: Artistic Director, Mississauga Children’s Choir https://www.mississaugachildrenschoir.com Assistant conductor, Mississauga Symphony Orchestra https://www.mississaugasymphony.ca Voice Department Coordinator and Faculty,  Glenn Gould School  Eli and Taylor Academy (Royal Conservatory of Music) https://www.rcmusic.ca Artistic Director, Toronto City Opera https://www.torontocityopera.com ________________________________________________________ Join us at Our Inner Sparks where a network of ordinary women will be sharing our extraordinary stories to inspire and empower each other and others.  For feedback or nomination please email us at OurInnerSparks@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/ourinnersparks Please subscribe to this channel and follow us on the below social media platforms and engage with us on the Our Inner Sparks network:  https://facebook.com/ourinnersparks https://linkedin.com/groups/13776300 https://twitter.com/OurInnerSparks https://instagram.com/ourinnersparks Credits: Music by MusicalLivesInc, you can find them on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCSPel8_c4HH8GfsNSJRHNw
40:14
September 24, 2020
Chelsi Rodrigues - Staying Healthy and Positive - Our Inner Sparks - Featured Stories (Episode 16)
How do you remain motivated to stay healthy and fit?  Let's meet Chelsi Rodrigues, She is the  Owner and Head Trainer of Whole Health; Strength & Fitness. Chelsi has participated in a few Ignite Our Inner Sparks events and shared much of her expertise on how to maintain healthy lifestyle. Chelsi helps clients achieve overall lifestyle transformations, especially in weight loss and gaining strength. She is passionate about helping people see and reach their full potential and recognize the greatness that lives within them. Chelsi's ultimate goal is to help people see how worthy and amazing they are, to treat themselves like they love themselves, as well as teaching them to prioritize their own needs. Her story will shed some light on how she became passionate in her current profession and at such young age how she found and develop her passion into a growing business. She is a great source of inspiration for all of us to ignite and harvest our inner sparks. Here is the link to Whole Health; Strength & Fitness: https://wholehealthsf.ca/ & links to various social media platforms: https://www.facebook.com/wholehealthsf https://www.instagram.com/wholehealthsf ________________________________________________________  Join us at Our Inner Sparks where a network of ordinary women will be sharing our extraordinary stories to inspire and empower each other and others.  For feedback or nomination please email us at OurInnerSparks@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/ourinnersparks Please subscribe to this channel and follow us on the below social media platforms and engage with us on the Our Inner Sparks network:  https://facebook.com/ourinnersparks https://linkedin.com/groups/13776300 https://twitter.com/OurInnerSparks https://instagram.com/ourinnersparks Credits: Music by MusicalLivesInc, you can find them on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCSPel8_c4HH8GfsNSJRHNw
38:32
September 03, 2020
Frankie Williams - Healing with Story Telling - Our Inner Sparks - Featured Stories (Episode 15)
How do you deal with grief? How do you heal from a loss of a loved one or a loss of a child? In this episode, we will be meeting a resilient and strong mother, Frankie Williams, who has turned her grief for the lost of a child in to a beautiful story to share with others. Her healing project has not only helped her to grief, but also brought her family together. Along the way, she also discovered a new passion. This story also has a wonderful turn that have us talking about a celebrity of the best kind. Join us on this beautiful story of healing. Merdragon https://www.amazon.com/Merdragon-Frankie-Williams/dp/1951028325/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=merdragon&qid=1596574290&sr=8-1 Merdragon: Secrets https://www.amazon.com/Merdragon-Secrets-Frankie-Williams-ebook/dp/B08FF8RFGY/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=the+merdragon+secrets&qid=1596926667&sr=8-3 Here is the link to her grief group: Parents/People With Angles https://www.facebook.com/groups/414020755910157 _______________________________________________________  Join us at Our Inner Sparks where a network of ordinary women will be sharing our extraordinary stories to inspire and empower each other and others.  For feedback or nomination please email us at OurInnerSparks@gmail.com https://linktr.ee/ourinnersparks   Please subscribe to this channel and follow us on the below social media platforms and engage with us on the Our Inner Sparks network:  https://facebook.com/ourinnersparks https://linkedin.com/groups/13776300 https://twitter.com/OurInnerSparks https://instagram.com/ourinnersparks If you just want to watch this Podcasts instead as a viedeo, you can find us on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmACzBNGkYCd5Pk_Gt6Ta_Q Credits: Music by MusicalLivesInc, you can find them on YouTube  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCSPel8_c4HH8GfsNSJRHNw
32:52
August 13, 2020
Jenn G. - Embrace Your Superpower - Our Inner Sparks - Featured Stories (Episode 14)
Have you ever wondered what you can accomplish in your life? Is everything you want to accomplish possible? What if you just went for it?  In this episode, we are meeting Jenn G., a member of the dedicated first responders and a fun loving mother and friend.  She is a great ROLE MODEL of someone who wants to accomplish something in life and just goes for it. "I have nothing to lose." She says. She has completely embraced herself, her strengths, and have become a role model to many in her personal and professional life. Fell free to follow her on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/redjenn _______________________________________________________________ Join us at Our Inner Sparks where a network of ordinary women will be sharing our extraordinary stories to inspire and empower each other and others.  For feedback or nomination please email us at OurInnerSparks@gmail.com (https://linktr.ee/ourinnersparks) Please subscribe to this channel and follow us on the below social media platforms and engage with us on the Our Inner Sparks network: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmACzBNGkYCd5Pk_Gt6Ta_Q https://facebook.com/ourinnersparks https://linkedin.com/groups/13776300 http://twitter.com/OurInnerSparks https://instagram.com/ourinnersparks   Credits: Music by MusicalLivesInc, you can find them on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCSPel8_c4HH8GfsNSJRHNw
53:38
July 23, 2020
Emme Lentino - Thriving While Supporting Others - Our Inner Sparks - Featured Stories (Episode 13)
What do you do during challenging times? How do you react during difficulties? Your actions during these times will determine if you will thrive. In this episode, we will have the great pleasure of meeting Emme Lentino, an american born singer, song writer, film producer, and actress who now lives in New Zealand. She is an avid supporter of the global indie music and films community. In the year of 2020, Emme has showing great resilience in the entertainment industry and is making a leap in her career while support others to reach for their success. Join Emme's World and feel free to visit, like, follow and subscribe: https://www.emmelentino.com/ https://open.spotify.com/artist/0HPcvISFDi6wb76iacWXMe?si=hSxaDf9wRMWqxDNOLp-pqw https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZT1mSlQnytP32C47g_y3QQ https://twitter.com/EmmeLentino https://www.instagram.com/emmelentino https://www.facebook.com/emmelentino https://www.linkedin.com/in/emmelentino ______________________________ Join us at Our Inner Sparks where a network of ordinary women will be sharing our extraordinary stories to inspire and empower each other and others.  For feedback or nomination please email us at OurInnerSparks@gmail.com (https://linktr.ee/ourinnersparks) Please subscribe to this channel and follow us on the below social media platforms and engage with us on the Our Inner Sparks network: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmACzBNGkYCd5Pk_Gt6Ta_Q https://facebook.com/ourinnersparks https://linkedin.com/groups/13776300 http://twitter.com/OurInnerSparks https://instagram.com/ourinnersparks Credits: Music by MusicalLivesInc, you can find them on YouTube  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCSPel8_c4HH8GfsNSJRHNw
49:57
July 02, 2020
Melanie G. - Rewards & Challenges of Homeschooling - Our Inner Sparks - Featured Stories (Episode 12)
Have your kids been doing school at home during COVID-19? Are you having challenges having kids home with you all day everyday? If so, you may find this episode especially helpful to you. Meet Melanie, a loving mother and a seasoned home-school educator. She will share with you the story of her homeschooling journey, the benefits, and challenges of homeschooling. Come and join us in this engaging conversation as Melanie shares some very interesting and practical ways to keep you children motivated to learn and connected to important relationships in their lives. If you are interested in more resources relating to homeschooling, please visit Our Inner Sparks website (https://www.ourinnersparks.com) and search for the blog on Melanie. ______________________________ Join us at Our Inner Sparks where a network of ordinary women will be sharing our extraordinary stories to inspire and empower each other and others.  For feedback or nomination please email us at OurInnerSparks@gmail.com (https://linktr.ee/ourinnersparks) Please subscribe to this channel and follow us on the below social media platforms and engage with us on the Our Inner Sparks network: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmACzBNGkYCd5Pk_Gt6Ta_Qhttps://facebook.com/ourinnersparks https://linkedin.com/groups/13776300 http://twitter.com/OurInnerSparks https://instagram.com/ourinnersparks Credits: Music by MusicalLivesInc, you can find them on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCSPel8_c4HH8GfsNSJRHNw
53:10
June 22, 2020
Cheryl Himburg - Living Life by Design - Our Inner Sparks - Featured Stories (Episode 11)
Are you thriving in hard times or are you surviving? In this episode we will be meeting Cheryl Himburg, who talks to us about her she is building a life that she loves.  She is passionate about helping individuals to grow and strive as professionals, business owners and leaders. She leverages her experience and innovation to help others develop successful business strategies and skills.  She also dedicates time to help others in the community in meaningful ways.   Please follow Cheryl's on the following social media platforms: https://www.keyelement.ca/ https://instagram.com/keyelementsolutions https://twitter.com/keyesol https://facebook.com/KeyElementSolutions https://www.linkedin.com/in/cherylhimburg Monica Place: https://www.monicaplace.ca/ _______________________________________________________________ Join us at Our Inner Sparks where a network of ordinary women will be sharing our extraordinary stories to inspire and empower each other and others.  For feedback or nomination please email us at OurInnerSparks@gmail.com Please subscribe to this channel and follow us on the below social media platforms and engage with us on the Our Inner Sparks network: https://facebook.com/ourinnersparks https://linkedin.com/groups/13776300 https://twitter.com/OurInnerSparksttps://instagram.com/ourinnersparks You can find us on many podcast platforms find our YouTube and other podcast platforms on Linktree: https://youtube.com/channel/UCmACzBNGkYCd5Pk_Gt6Ta_Q https://linktr.ee/ourinnersparks Credits: Music by MusicalLivesInc, you can find them on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCSPel8_c4HH8GfsNSJRHNw
45:09
May 21, 2020
Florence Carmela - Never Give Up On Your Dream - Our Inner Sparks - Featured Stories (Episode 10)
Do you have something you've been wanting to do all your life?  Are you still dreaming about a day when you can pursue it?  What's stopping you?   Meet Florence Carmela in this episode, the brilliant woman behind the celebrity podcast "The Forum" a part of Jim Jax Media Network, who pursued her dream despite of all the challenges.  She shares her story of how she pursued her passion and how she didn't let her age, lack of knowledge or skills stop her from creating her own opportunities and made her dream come dream. With her partner Jim, Florence interviews various celebrities, writers, & musicians, who talk about their careers, charities, professional and personal endeavors. The interviews are personable & upbeat. Florence and Jim's positive and supportive personalities make this podcast a great listen. Guests such as supermodel Kathy Ireland and actress, author Laura Cayouette and Celebrity Chef Andy LoRusso were featured on the Forum in the past year. Follow Florence, The Forum and Jim Jax Media on below social media platforms and websites: Twitter: https://twitter.com/FlorenceCarmela https://twitter.com/_TheForum https://twitter.com/JimJaxMedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/florence_carmela/ https://www.instagram.com/jimjaxmedia/ Spreaker Podcast Site:   -The Forum (The Popular Celebrity Podcast hosted by Jim Jax & Florence Carmela): https://www.spreaker.com/show/3272667 https://www.florencecarmela.com Please subscribe and share JimJax Media YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4mDR1XKUm1HF4BR47rhTNw _______________________________________________________________ Join us at Our Inner Sparks where a network of ordinary women will be sharing our extraordinary stories to inspire and empower each other and others. Please subscribe to this channel and follow us on the below social media platforms and engage with us on the Our Inner Sparks network:  https://youtube.com/channel/UCmACzBNGkYCd5Pk_Gt6Ta_Q https://facebook.com/ourinnersparks https://linkedin.com/groups/13776300 https://twitter.com/OurInnerSparks https://instagram.com/ourinnersparks Intro and Closure Music by MusicalLivesInc, you can find them on YouTube; subscribe to their channel if you like the music.
52:47
April 30, 2020
Jennifer Hutton - WCSWR: Angels to Women in Crisis - Our Inner Sparks Featured Story (Episode 9)
With the COVID-19 situation, most of us around the world have been forced to stay home. While that will keep more of us safe from the Coronavirus, for some this may be tougher time than ever. Many have warned domestic violence may become worse during this time of social isolation. In this episode, we will speak with Jennifer Hutton, CEO of Women's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region (WCSWR), an organization that helps women and their children in situations of domestic violence. This is an impactful community organization in the Waterloo Region in Southern Ontario, Canada. Jennifer will speak to us about Women's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region; what it is, what programs it offers, how the programs have been proven successful for the women they helped, how to reach out for support when in need and how all of us can help. Below are contact information mentioned in the program, please considering following and forwarding them to anyone in need.  Stay informed of future events and consider donations as well as volunteering. Website: www.wcswr.org Twitter: @WomensCrisisSWR WCSWR 24 hour help line: Kitchener-Waterloo 519-742-5894 and Cambridge 519-653-2422 Ontario Assaulted Women Helpline: www.awhl.org and Toll free 1-866-863-0511 _______________________________________________________________ Join us at Our Inner Sparks where a network of ordinary women will be sharing our extraordinary stories to inspire and empower each other and others. Please subscribe to this channel and follow us on the below social media platforms and engage with us on the Our Inner Sparks network: (facebook.com/ourinnersparks) (linkedin.com/groups/13776300) (twitter.com/OurInnerSparks) (instagram.com/ourinnersparks) (youtube.com/channel/UCmACzBNGkYCd5Pk_Gt6Ta_Q) Intro and Closure Music by MusicalLivesInc, you can find them on YouTube; subscribe to their channel if you like the music.
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April 09, 2020
Connie Wang - The Power of Self Expression - Our Inner Sparks - Featured Stories (Episode 8)
What is self expression, you ask?  Come and find out in this episode of Our Inner Sparks Featured Story. I am so delighted to share the story of Connie Wang, a Toronto based Canadian actress. She is not only making sparks on the screens, she is igniting sparks in people's lives. Connie has been leading others to live a fully expressed authentic life. Her multi year journey of self discovery and self expression has helped her achieve great success in her personal and professional life. Now she is injecting much needed positive energy into the community during this trying time of COVID-19. Follow Connie's world on these following social media platforms: [Instagram @conniewang_] [Twitter @conniewang_] [Facebook @Connie Wang] [Unstoppable Expression Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/unstoppableexpression/] Feel free to check out Connie's performances in her latest work: [Tokens On Call: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZapP7MPPz4] [instagram.imdb.fb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2588460/?ref_=nv_sr_1] _______________________________________________________________  Join us at Our Inner Sparks where a network of ordinary women will be sharing our extraordinary stories to inspire and empower each other and others. Please subscribe to this channel and follow us on the below social media platforms and engage with us on the Our Inner Sparks network: (facebook.com/ourinnersparks) (linkedin.com/groups/13776300) (twitter.com/OurInnerSparks) (instagram.com/ourinnersparks) (youtube.com/channel/UCmACzBNGkYCd5Pk_Gt6Ta_Q) Intro and Closure Music by MusicalLivesInc, you can find them on YouTube; subscribe to their channel if you like the music.
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March 26, 2020
Emma Rush - Building a Community of Classical Guitar - Our Inner Sparks - Featured Stories (Episode 7)
Talented, creative, beautiful, smart and driven are just a few words that quickly come to mind when you meet Emma Rush.   Emma is one of Canada's finest classical guitarists, who has not only toured across Canada, but have performed in Sweden, Germany, Mexico and China.  She is recognized around the world for her warm sound, virtuosic technique and powerful stage presence. Emma has 2 CD releases, Canadiana and Folklorica.  She is a successful artist with a bigger vision of growing a community of classical guitar artists and enthusiast.  Emma is an avid collaborator. She have performed alongside other great musicians and music establishments and is a part of the dynamic flute and guitar duo, Azuline Duo.  Emma is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Guitar Hamilton concert series that features many wonderful concerts and events all year long including the Hamilton International Guitar Festival.  She shares her love for music and classical guitar through her teaching at various levels. Emma has done what many couldn't, making a full time career being an artist.  She is living the dream many aspire to; doing what they are passionate about and making meaningful impact in the community. Links to Emma's world: Guitar Hamilton and Gala Night www.guitarhamilton.com/tickets (The Gala is postponed due to COVID-19, check for updates on website for future events.) Collegiate Peaks Guitar Retreat www.coguitarretreat.com Azuline Duo (Flute & Guitar) www.azulineduo.com Group of Seven Guitar Project https://mcmichael.com/event/the-group-of-seven-guitar-project-summer-2017/ Please follow Emma's social media: emmarushguitar on Twitter; guitaremma on Instagram; Emma Rush on Facebook Guitar Hamilton on Twitter, Instagram and Faceback Azulilne Duo on Twitter, Instagram and Faceback _______________________________________________________________ Join us at Our Inner Sparks where a network of ordinary women will be sharing our extraordinary stories to inspire and empower each other and others. Please subscribe to this channel and follow us on the below social media platforms and engage with us on the Our Inner Sparks network: (facebook.com/ourinnersparks) (linkedin.com/groups/13776300) (twitter.com/OurInnerSparks) (instagram.com/ourinnersparks) (youtube.com/channel/UCmACzBNGkYCd5Pk_Gt6Ta_Q) Intro and Closure Music by MusicalLivesInc, you can find them on YouTube; subscribe to their channel if you like the music. Music within the interview by Emma Rush and Azuline Duo.
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March 17, 2020
Sher&Lil - Fearless in the World of Rugby League - Our Inner Sparks - Featured Stories (Episode 6)
How do you face your greatest fear?     In this episode, I invited my partner in Sher&Lil to share our story of being ambassadors of rugby league.   On this journey together, we have discovered our passion, faced our greatest fears, learned many skills and life lessons, and strengthened our friendship.  We are very excited to share our story with you and hope it will inspire you to follow your passion and become fearless. Sherri and I were first introduced to the great sport of rugby league by the Toronto Wolfpack - the first and only professional rugby league team in North America.  We have been promoting the sport of rugby league - the sport we have become so passionate about - for the past year.  We have created video content about this great sport through fan and player interviews (national, international, and RFL) to create greater global awareness of this sport.   We are Sher&Lil on YouTube (www.youtube.com/channel/UCfQVu3wwHjvuS_JfcS8EAHA), @SherAndLil on Twitter and Instagram and Sherri Lily on Facebook.  Join us at Our Inner Sparks where a network of ordinary women will be sharing our extraordinary stories to inspire and empower each other and others. Please subscribe to this channel and follow us on the below social media platforms and engage with us on the Our Inner Sparks network: (facebook.com/ourinnersparks) (linkedin.com/groups/13776300) (twitter.com/OurInnerSparks) (instagram.com/ourinnersparks) (youtube.com/channel/UCmACzBNGkYCd5Pk_Gt6Ta_Q)  Music by MusicalLivesInc, you can find them on YouTube; subscribe to their channel if you like the music. Podcast recorded at the Idea Exchange Old Post Office Creative Studio Some pictures and videos were take at Toronto Wolfpack games in Toronto's Lamport Stadium
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February 27, 2020
Jennifer - Thriving with Cancer - Our Inner Sparks - Featured Stories (Episode 5) - World Cancer Day (Feb 4, 2020)
How do we stay motivated to be active when we are not well?  How critical is being active to our overall well-being regardless our current state of health?  In this episode, Jennifer who is a physiotherapist shares her own journey of staying active despite challenges of living with cancer.  She has discovered exercise oncology and is getting benefits from activities that's helping her manage through her illness and treatments.  Her journey has inspired many others in her community to become more active and stay active.   Here are some useful links: Canadian Physical Activity Guide: http://csep.ca/CMFiles/Guidelines/CSEP_PAGuidelines_0-65plus_en.pdf Urban Villager Blog http://www.urbanvillager.ca  Join us at Our Inner Sparks where a network of ordinary women will be sharing our extraordinary stories to inspire and empower each other and others. Please subscribe to this channel and follow us on the below social media platforms and engage with us on the Our Inner Sparks network: (facebook.com/ourinnersparks) (linkedin.com/groups/13776300) (twitter.com/OurInnerSparks) (instagram.com/ourinnersparks) (youtube.com/channel/UCmACzBNGkYCd5Pk_Gt6Ta_Q) Music by MusicalLivesInc, you can find them on YouTube; subscribe to their channel if you like the music.
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February 04, 2020
Tammy Robb - Entrepreneurial Dream of Montessori School - Our Inner Sparks - Featured Stories (Episode 4)
What's your new year resolution?  Have you planned out how you will reach your goal?  Are you well on your way on this journey?  This episode features Tammy Robb who will help you find ways to stay focused on any goals.   Come on Tammy's  journey with us in early year childhood education and how she established a private school.  Tammy will share with us how she turned her passion into a business and we will discuss challenges of starting your own business and how to overcome them.   Tammy is the proud owners of Morningside Montessori School in Cambridge, Ontario. (http://www.morningsidemontessori.ca/)  Her school has received Cambridge Times Reader's Choice Award in the categories Private School and Learning Center for several past years.   Join us at Our Inner Sparks where a network of ordinary women will be sharing our extraordinary stories to inspire and empower each other and others. Please subscribe to this channel and follow us on the below social media platforms and engage with us on the Our Inner Sparks network: (facebook.com/ourinnersparks) (linkedin.com/groups/13776300) (twitter.com/OurInnerSparks) (instagram.com/ourinnersparks) (youtube.com/channel/UCmACzBNGkYCd5Pk_Gt6Ta_Q)  Credits:  Music by MusicalLivesInc, you can find them on YouTube; subscribe to their channel if you like the music.  Recorded at the Idea Exchange Old Post Office Creative Studio.  Some pictures were take at Morningside Montessori School (@Morningsidemontessori on FaceBook)
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January 16, 2020
Dianne Raposo - Self Confidence with Zumba - Our Inner Sparks - Featured Stories (Episode 3)
Do you have a new year resolution?  Are you ready to achieve that goal?  In this episode, we are featuring Zumba Instructor, Dianne Raposo, who will help you gain confidence to achieve any goal you like for the new year.  Come with us as we talk about Dianne's  journey in Zumba and how she lost significant weight.  We will be discussing sensitive and critical topics of self image and self confidence.   Dianne teaches multiple classes per week at Crunch Fitness in Cambridge, Ontario as well as other clubs and schools.  Feel free to connect with Dianne Raposo through Facebook (@DianneRaposo) and Instagram (@raposo.dianne).    Join us at Our Inner Sparks where a network of ordinary women will be sharing our extraordinary stories to inspire and empower each other and others. Please subscribe to this channel and follow us on the below social media platforms and engage with us on the Our Inner Sparks network: facebook.com/ourinnersparks linkedin.com/groups/13776300 twitter.com/OurInnerSparks instagram.com/ourinnersparks youtube.com/channel/UCmACzBNGkYCd5Pk_Gt6Ta_Q Credits: Music by MusicalLivesInc, you can find them on YouTube; subscribe to their channel if you like the music. Recorded at the Idea Exchange Old Post Office Creative Studio. Some pictures and videos were take at Crunch Fitness Galt.
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December 17, 2019
Cee - Passion Project: Hyangii - Our Inner Sparks - Featured Stories (Episode 2)
In this episode of featured stories, Hyangii founder, Cee will share her journey of creating a micro lab and this wonderful line of skin care.  Cee is a devoted wife, a mother of 3, a community advocate and a supportive friend.  How did she get past all her doubts of start her own business?  How does she find the time to do it all?   As a bonus, you will also be learning more about skin care!  Check out www.Hyangii.com for skin care, let me know if you would like to have a referral. Join us at Our Inner Sparks where a network of ordinary women will be sharing our extraordinary stories to inspire and empower each other and others.   Please subscribe to this channel and follow us on the below social media platforms and engage with us on the Our Inner Sparks network: facebook.com/ourinnersparks linkedin.com/groups/13776300 twitter.com/OurInnerSparks instagram.com/ourinnersparks youtube.com/channel/UCmACzBNGkYCd5Pk_Gt6Ta_Q Credits: Music by MusicalLivesInc, you can find them on YouTube; subscribe to their channel if you like the music. Some pictures and videos were take at Hyangii Micro Lab.
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December 03, 2019
Julie DaSilva - Practice of Yoga & Self Love - Our Inner Sparks - Featured Stories (Episode 1)
What is self love?  In this first episode of featured stories, Yoga Instructor, Julie DaSilva will share her journey in yoga and self love.   Come with us and discover the practice of self love.  Julie teaches multiple classes per week at Crunch Fitness in Cambridge, Ontario as well as other clubs, corporate offices and community centers.  Feel free to connect with Julie DaSilva through Facebook (@JulieDaSilva) and Instagram (@blissfuljules).   Join us at Our Inner Sparks where a network of ordinary women will be sharing our extraordinary stories to inspire and empower each other and others. Please subscribe to this channel and follow us on the below social media platforms and engage with us on the Our Inner Sparks network: facebook.com/ourinnersparks linkedin.com/groups/13776300 twitter.com/OurInnerSparks instagram.com/ourinnersparks youtube.com/channel/UCmACzBNGkYCd5Pk_Gt6Ta_Q Credits: Music by MusicalLivesInc, you can find them on YouTube; subscribe to their channel if you like the music. Recorded at the Idea Exchange Old Post Office Creative Studio. Some pictures and videos were take at Crunch Fitness Cambridge and Crunch Fitness Galt.
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November 14, 2019
Our Inner Sparks Introductory Episode
Are you ready for an inspiring and empowering podcast?   This episode is an introduction to the network, Our Inner Sparks, a network of ordinary women sharing our extraordinary stories to inspire and empower each other and others.  It will give you an idea of the purpose of the network and this podcast, which will be offered as a part of the network.  Get ready for exciting engagement! Watch out for our 1st Featured Story in the next 2 weeks. Join the network &follow on these social media platforms in the meantime: facebook.com/ourinnersparks linkedin.com/groups/13776300 twitter.com/OurInnerSparks instagram.com/ourinnersparks
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November 09, 2019