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De-Prescribed with Lynn Bornfriend, MD-PLLC.
We're sitting down with Psychiatrist, Thought-Leader, and Cannabis Advocate, Lynn Bornfriend, MD-PLLC. In 2014, Lynn's mother was diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer. After trying everything from standard and traditional medicine to various integrative processes and finding no relief, Lynn's sister recommended Cannabis - something she was adamantly against. In this conversation we discuss Lynn's cannabis story, various delivery methods, poly-pharmacy, the stigma and shame surrounding this plant, the importance of evidence-backed research, and the promising research coming in regarding psychedelics. 📺  Watch the Full Interview on!
October 25, 2021
Lots To Celebrate!
Today we are chatting about and celebrating all the October National Holidays from "Emotional Wellness Month" to "Squirrel Awareness Month" ( Not to be confused with Squirrel Appreciation Day in January) 🐿) But the one we are celebrating the loudest is that this episode marks our 100th episode!!! ☕ Coffee + Conversation is recorded LIVE on Instagram Thursday mornings at 8:15 - Pour a fresh cup and join us!
October 21, 2021
The Comeback Kid with Nate Dukes
Nate Dukes swings by on his podcast tour for his new book, “You’ll Never Change”. Nate shares will us steps he used to create his comeback and how he proved the ones who doubted him wrong. If you experience self-doubt and struggle to create a vision for your future because of what others think, say, and do, then don’t wait for a second longer to listen to this inspiring conversation! _ 📺  Watch the Full Interview on!  💌 Share Your Comeback Story
October 18, 2021
Struck A Nerve with Dr. Navaz Habib
This week we get to the root cause of why we are feeling and dealing with various ailments, the easy ways we can activate our vagus nerve, and more with Functional Medicine Doctor, and Author of Activate Your Vagus Nerve, Dr. Navaz Habib. If you're stressed, inflamed, have stomach and headaches, brain fog, anxiety, or depression, please take the time to invest in yourself by listening to this episode or picking up a copy of Dr. Habib's book. For more information on Dr. Habib and the latest happenings around Have The Conversation Network visit
October 11, 2021
Art, Algorithms, and Garbage TV
We're still being kept in the shadows on Instagram but it's Thursday so we're hoping on and enjoying a fresh pour to discuss what's new with us. Mentioned In The Episode: 🛍️ : Cal's Favorite Bird Seed, K+M Boutique 📺 : Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, Vanderpump Rules, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Bachelor in Paradise, 60 Minutes 📚 : Activate Your Vagus Nerve, Fed Up: An Illustrated Guide to Food Freedom, Hooked 🌿 : MoonWalkr D8 Gummies 🎙️ : Joe Rogan Experience 📍: Dr. Ashby Chiropractor
October 7, 2021
Food For Thought
Pour a cup and catch up with us on everything from Engagement Pictures, to Nutrition Consults with kiddos, to gut issues, to healing our own relationships with food. This episode is an honest grab bag of gems and randomness. If you struggle with food and restriction, be sure to listen to our episode: Reclaiming Wellness with Bridget Shannon, to hear about mental and physical healing and learning to trust our bodies. Doing so helps free up mind space to do what we were put on this earth to do!! (Hello, Purpose!!) Thank you @wellness_lately for the wisdom and tools to get the most out of this life. Happy Thursday everyone ☕️
September 30, 2021
Reclaiming Wellness with Bridget Shannon
Joining the ladies this week is Bridget Shannon,  Co-Founder, Podcast Host and a Head Coach at Wellness Lately.  Wellness Lately's mission is to reclaim wellness from diet culture and their work is rooted in body liberation and food freedom, helping women all over the world escape the painful diet-binge cycle, and embrace true well-being.  Connect with Guest:Website: Instagram: @wellness_lately Facebook: with Have The Conversation:↣ Instagram↣ Facebook↣ LinkedIn↣ Website:****If you enjoyed this episode, please let us know by leaving a 5-star review. It means the world and helps us reach more people that need to hear these messages.
September 27, 2021
⚠️ SPOILER ALERT - if you haven't watched Nine Perfect Strangers yet, you're going to want to skip over this until you’re caught up. We discussed the 9 Perfect Strangers series finale and the importance of Set + Setting, new binge-able shows in the form of Love On The Spectrum and LulaRich, and more.
September 23, 2021
Source Over Symptoms with Dr. Ynge Ljung
Contributing to the conversation this week is Dr. Ynge Ljung- an Acupuncture Physician, Naturopath, Author of the bestselling book: Finding Your Lost Child - Understanding Allergies, Nutrition, and Detox in Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Creator of The Allergy Kit, a natural, easy process to eliminate allergies without pain, drugs, or needles, that can be used for the whole family.  Head on over to to view clips and connect with Dr. Ynge Ljung and take the power of your health into your own hands! ****If you enjoyed this episode, please let us know by leaving a 5-star review. It means the world and helps us reach more people that need to hear these messages.
September 20, 2021
Challenges + Comebacks
Things got weird this morning... and then they went sideways and then...and then... Today we cover everything from our Peaks of the Week to allergy kits. We discuss Vanessa Potter’s episode, Consciousness Road Trip that aired Monday. We announced our affiliation with Chilisleep and a five-day sleep challenge that they are offering for free to any and all who want to learn how to sleep better. The Back To Sleep Challenge! (Code: HAVETHECONVO) We also discussed Nate Duke'ss book ‘You’ll Never Change’ and invite you to go to to submit your comeback story - big 𝘰𝘳 small. Submissions can be anonymous.  Thanks for listening + chugging through the connection issues this morning!
September 16, 2021
Consciousness Road Trip with Vanessa Potter
Joining the conversation this week is author, TEDx speaker and meditation advocate, Vanessa Potter. In 2012 the **** hit the fan when one day she woke up blind and paralyzed. And yet a strange thing happened — meditating saved her mind! As she recovered she followed her curiosity which led her to Cambridge Neuroscientists and began her research in the inner mechanics of her mind. Her TEDx talk tells that story. Fast forward to now and she has just spent 3 yrs as a ‘human guinea pig’ as scientists recorded her brain using EEG while she explored 10 different ways to 'train her mind' and improve her life. Her Book -"Finding My Right Mind"  is out now. Head on over to to view clips and connect with Vanessa! **** If you enjoyed this episode, please let us know by leaving a 5-star review. It means the world and helps us reach more people that need to hear these messages.
September 13, 2021
Rehashing + Recapping
We're back with a big cup and some recaps. Our time flew by this morning but we're so happy to be back. We've missed you all! Coffee + Conversation is recorded LIVE on Instagram, Thursday mornings at 8:15 am, CST - Join us! For additional information, visit - Be sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode!
September 9, 2021
The Gift of Dyslexia with Sue Blyth Hall
Sue Blyth Hall understands dyslexia from the inside out – as a dyslexic person with vivid recollections of frustrations experienced in elementary school, as a parent who searched for and found a solution to enable a once-struggling child to learn become a reader, and as a talented Davis® facilitator with fifteen years of hands-on experience working with children and adults. We are so honored that she stopped by to 'Have The Conversation' Inside of this episode: ↣ What is dyslexia and is there a solution? ↣ Discussion on Various Coping Strategies for Learning Types. ↣ Davis Learning Strategies for the Whole Class ↣ The relationship between a good diet and your ability. Connect with Guest: Website: Buy Sue’s Book: Fish Don’t Climb For additional information on this episode, clips of the show, and more visit Connect with Have The Conversation: ↣ Instagram ↣ Facebook ↣ LinkedIn **** If you enjoyed this episode, please let us know by leaving a 5-star review. It means the world and helps us reach more people that need to hear these messages.
August 16, 2021
Healing Through Humor with Lizzie Allan
Lizzie Allan is a brilliant and charismatic comedian, therapist, blogger and speaker who helps individuals find the funny in the not so funny parts of their lives. Lizzie successfully combines therapy with stand-up comedy, and is the creator of Hilarapy, her own unique brand of therapeutic comedy. Inside of this episode: ↣ What it means to make friends with your shame. ↣ Why Ego and Trauma usually go hand in hand. ↣ An honest conversation around addiction and recovery. ↣ The importance of gratitude in your journey. ↣ How to heal the trauma and limiting beliefs that have been getting in your way through laughter. Connect with Guest: Connect with Have The Conversation: ↣ Instagram ↣ Facebook ↣ LinkedIn ↣ **** If you enjoyed this episode, please let us know by leaving a 5-star review. It means the world and helps us reach more people that need to hear these messages.
August 9, 2021
Alive and Real with Dai Manuel
Joining the ladies this week for a conversation is Lifestyle Mentor, Author and TedX Speaker, Dai Manuel. Inside of this episode: ↣ Why Vulnerability is so Important ↣ Addiction and Recovery and how Rituals can Help ↣ What is "Alive and Real" in Dai's Fatherhood Journey ↣ How Resentments and Acceptance can lead to big shifts - and so much more! Connect with Guest: @daimanuel Buy Dai's Book Connect with Have The Conversation: ↣ Instagram ↣ Facebook ↣ LinkedIn ↣ Website: **** If you enjoyed this episode, please let us know by leaving a 5-star review. It means the world and helps us reach more people that need to hear these messages.
August 2, 2021
Stories of Healing with Colonel Pat Stogran
As our Stories of Healing series comes to an end, we where left with a "Rude Awakening" when Retired Colonel, Canada's First ever Ombudsman, and Author of Rude Awakening: The Governments Secret War Against Canada's Veterans, Pat Stogran stopped by. Inside of this episode: ↣ We discussed his PTSD diagnosis that he believes stems from a tour in Bosnia ↣ How plant based medicine is helping him to deal with trauma and his new mission: Himself.  ↣  Pat's Leaderology leadership style, and what he believes makes for a great leader.  ↣ The unfortunate side of being an Ombudsman and the cruel way he believes the Canadian government treats it's Veterans ↣ The importance of family, community and support Connect with Guest: Website: Buy His Book: Rude Awakening Connect with Have The Conversation: ↣ Instagram ↣ Facebook ↣ LinkedIn ↣ Website: **** If you enjoyed this episode, please let us know by leaving a 5-star review. It means the world and helps us reach more people that need to hear these messages. The views and opinions expressed in this episode and materials used to promote this episode are those of the guest and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Have The Conversation Network. Assumptions made in the analysis are not reflective of the position of any entity other than the guest - and, since we are critically-thinking human beings, these views are always subject to change, revision, and rethinking at any time. Please do not hold us to them in perpetuity. Have The Conversation Network and its creative content are not to be held responsible for misuse, reuse, recycled and cited and/or uncited copies of this content.
July 26, 2021
It's My Birthday You Can Cry If You Want To
We're celebrating Leannes birthday with a cup of coffee and we're recapping our time with Adam Schafer of Mind Pump and visiting all about the incredible guests we have stopping by HTC in the upcoming weeks. Spoiler Alert: Someone Cries #wevegotthetissuesforyourissues #coffeeandconversation Visit to subscribe! Coffee + Conversation is recorded LIVE on Instagram -Thursdays at 8:15 CST. Come be a part of the Conversation!
July 23, 2021
Pumped with Adam Schafer
It's a special surprise episode this week as we celebrate Leanne's Birthday! Joining us is Adam Schafer of Mind Pump! 🧠💪🥳 Inside of this episode: Cal surprises Leanne with the #1 spot on her scary list! First hand advice from a podcast and media mogul on monetization, the importance of authentic growth + partnerships, a up close listen into the Mind Pump machine and so much more! A synchronistic moment that landed Leanne's fiance' an HTC debut and so much more. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEANNE!!  Connect with Guest:, Instagram, Facebook Connect with Have The Conversation:, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn **** If you enjoyed this episode, please let us know by leaving a 5-star review. It means the world and helps us reach more people that need to hear these messages.
July 19, 2021
Travel Tales
We're back after a two week hiatus. Catch up with us over cup as we talk #peakoftheweek, our latest episode of Stories of Healing with Jack Rennie and more! Visit to subscribe! Coffee + Conversation is recorded LIVE on Instagram -Thursdays at 8:15 CST. Come be a part of the Conversation!
July 15, 2021
Stories of Healing with Jack Rennie
Pack your bags because we are answering the call to adventure in the latest episode of Stories of Healing with Jack Rennie! 🧳🧭 Jack Rennie (@renniejack) is the President and Executive Director of Global Alliance Foundation Fund (@gaffhouseorg). Jack is a practicing Advanced Care Paramedic in the province of Saskatchewan with 11 years of service. Jack has been an active mental health advocate since 2013 when he was awarded a scholarship from the Tema Center Memorial Trust for an essay that he wrote on PTSD in First Responders. Jack has also served as the Director of Mental Health and Wellness for the Association of Saskatchewan Paramedics and is involved with multiple mental health advocacy committees in Saskatchewan promoting the 4 pillars and post-traumatic growth. Jack has been a speaker at PTSD Conferences in both Saskatchewan and Alberta. Jack is also the Vice President of Insightful Journey Health and Wellness Inc. and of Hemp for Heroes Farm. We stamped our digital passports and adventured through Jack's story. It left us feeling grateful for knowing Jack and empowered to stand behind his advocacy and education efforts. Inside of this episode: ↣ A childhood diagnosis + stigma ↣ How a life changing moment with his father lead to his calling and purpose. ↣ Jack takes us with him on his healing journey as he talks about the synchronistic path that lead him to adventure, love and understanding. ↣ A first hand look into the life of a First Responder  Connect with Guest: Instagram Facebook LinkedIn Connect with Have The Conversation:  Instagram  Facebook  LinkedIn Website **** If you enjoyed this episode, please let us know by leaving a 5-star review. It means the world and helps us reach more people that need to hear these messages.
July 12, 2021
Summer Lovin'
This week we sat down to talk about all our summer favs: What we’re heated up about, and what’s chilling us out this summer 🌞 👣 🍍 Here are some of our Summer Go-To’s: ☀️@cocoandeve for keeping us sun kissed and glowing this summer ☀️@interiordesignerella for keeping us trendy ☀️@sojosglasses for protecting our eyes and keeping us lookin fly ☀️ @rhondabyrne_thesecret for keeping our minds right ☀️ @flyingembersbrew for keeping our bellies happy while having a good time
June 25, 2021
Stories of Healing with Jim Mustard
Jim Mustard is the CEO of Veterans For Healing, an organization created and run by Canadian Veterans whose purpose it to assist other Veterans, their families and Caregivers. Veterans for Healing supports research and develops social programs and innovative treatments that are vital for Veterans coping with PTSD and rehabilitation. Inside of this episode: ↣ How Jim landed the role of CEO on a serendipitous walk in the woods. ↣ How fostering children with his supportive partner of 40 years, Margaret, has equipped him in serving and fostering community within V4H. ↣  The Benefits of Plant Based and Land Based Healing (Bare Foot Walking, Anyone?) ↣  The 4 Pillars and how community and a spirit of generosity can help heal. ↣ Leadership, Mindfulness, and how slowing down can aid in healing and produce growth both personally and professionally. Connect with Guest: Instagram  Facebook Connect with Have The Conversation: ↣ Instagram ↣ Facebook ↣ LinkedIn **** If you enjoyed this episode, please let us know by leaving a 5-star review. It means the world and helps us reach more people that need to hear these messages.
June 21, 2021
Career Talk
Catching up over a cup and chatting all about the highs, lows, and lessons we've learned so far in the workplace. And you know it wouldn't be C+C if we didn't share what's new and upcoming in the HTC Network. Visit to subscribe! Coffee + Conversation is recorded LIVE on Instagram -Thursdays at 8:15 CST. Come be a part of the Conversation!
June 17, 2021
Bitesized with Toby Goldstein
Toby Goldstein is an Employee Engagement Expert, Speaker, and Founder of where she facilitates workshops on productivity, time management, soft skills and more. Toby is a passionate about bringing clarity to confusion. Inside of this episode: Soft Skills: What are they and how to use them Toxic Leadership & How you can thrive despite it Friendly vs. Friends in the workplace Is happy hour really happy for everyone? Employee Engagement & How to Flourish through Feedback! Connect with Guest: LinkedIn Connect with Have The Conversation: ↣ Instagram ↣ Facebook ↣ LinkedIn ↣ Website **** If you enjoyed this episode, please let us know by leaving a 5-star review. It means the world and helps us reach more people that need to hear these messages.
June 14, 2021
Third Degree Burnout
Navigating burnout in our recent #MentalHealthCheckin PS: We can't get enough of @smartless podcast! Go check it out and laugh until you feel better! 🙂 Coffee + Conversation is recorded LIVE on Instagram -Thursdays at 8:15 CST. Come be a part of the Conversation!
June 10, 2021
Stories of Healing with Ron Millward
Ron Millward is the Founder and President of Balanced Veterans, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to creating a safe space for the education, advocacy, and empowerment of alternative therapies for veterans and their families. Inside of this episode: ↣ Ron's Military Story and how he is dealing post combat. ↣ Ron opens up about his Military Sexual Trauma and how it has effected his relationships ↣ Plant Based Medicine and his Journey to healing with Grandmother Ayahuasca ↣ How his organization, Balanced Veterans Network, impacts the lives of Veterans and their families through advocacy and education. (Operation 1620 and Project Triangle) ↣ Mindset, Social Media and the importance of knowing when to step away and refocus. Connect with Guest: Website: Instagram: Facebook: YouTube: LinkedIn: Connect with Have The Conversation: ↣ Instagram ↣ Facebook ↣ LinkedIn ↣ Website: **** If you enjoyed this episode, please let us know by leaving a 5-star review. It means the world and helps us reach more people that need to hear these messages.
June 7, 2021
Keeping It Casual with Laki Nua
Laki Nua is a YouTuber and Podcast Host of "Mental Health Casual"  where he interviews people from all walks of life on Mental Health while also sharing his story.  Mental Health Casual is just one part of "The Casual Empire". Inside of this episode: ↣ Mental Health + Anime (Laki's passions!) ↣ How a breakdown and a 5150 hold lead to healing his trauma and expectations with his Father ↣ Genetic Plasticity and how we can retrain our genes ↣ The beauty of contrast in human life ↣ How good habits can change your life Connect with Guest: Instagram: YouTube: Podcast: Connect with Have The Conversation: ↣ Instagram ↣ Facebook ↣ LinkedIn ↣ Website: **** If you enjoyed this episode, please let us know by leaving a 5-star review. It means the world and helps us reach more people that need to hear these messages.
May 31, 2021
Values Part Two
Wrapping up our Q&A on Values!
May 29, 2021
Stories of Healing with Tyson Bowen
Tyson Bowen is the President and founder of The Real Canadian Recreation Society, Tyson joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 2005 with the 1st Battalion, Nova Scotia Highlanders in Pictou N.S. Upon his completion, he did many deployments to Afghanistan from 2007 -2010, for a combined total of 435 days in Afghanistan.  In 2015, Tyson was diagnosed with PTSD and medically released from the Canadian Armed Forces in November 2018 retiring as a Sergeant. He now reside back in Nova Scotia and has undertaken s project of creating a veterans society. Inside of this episode: ↣ Tyson's Military Experience and the Onset of PTSD ↣ The Vision and Plan for Real Canadian Recreation ↣ The importance of giving Veterans purpose post-combat ↣ Why plant based medicine works for his anxiety and PTSD post combat. Connect with Guest: Instagram: Facebook: Website: Connect with Have The Conversation: ↣ Instagram ↣ Facebook ↣ LinkedIn ↣ Website: **** If you enjoyed this episode, please let us know by leaving a 5-star review over on iTunes. It means the world and helps us reach more people that need to hear these messages.
May 24, 2021
Values Part One
Today we caught everyone up on the latest HTC and life news, and discussed all things values ☕️ #oprahornobody
May 20, 2021
Written In The Stars with Jeannette Cieszykowski
Uninspired? Out of Energy? Overwhelmed? Our guest this week just may be who you are looking for! Joining us is Jeannette Cieszykowski, a Landscape Architect turned Classical Feng Shui consultant in Dallas, TX. Inside of this episode: ↣ Feng Shui - What it is and how to use it. ↣ Chinese Metaphysics and the Cosmic Trinity ↣ The Law of Attraction and how Intention Matters ↣ Finding Your Personal Energy Numbers and How They can affect your home. Connect with Guest: Instagram Facebook YouTube Houzz LinkedIn Website Connect with Have The Conversation: ↣ Instagram ↣ Facebook ↣ LinkedIn ↣ Website: **** If you enjoyed this episode, please let us know by leaving a 5-star review over on iTunes. It means the world and helps us reach more people that need to hear these messages.
May 17, 2021
Stories of Healing with Aaron Newsom
The premiere episode of Stories of Healing is here and joining us is Aaron Newsom,  United States Marine Corps OEF Veteran  and Co-Owner of the Santa Cruz Veterans Alliance.  SCVA's core mission is to promote and provide safe-access cannabis to Veterans with service connected ailments. Aaron owns and operates 3 (three) California compliant cannabis companies, vertically integrated from cultivation to distribution and retail. Inside of this episode: ↣  Aarons military career and the recollection of his time serving in Afghanistan ↣ Why plant based medicine works for his anxiety and hyper-vigilance post combat. ↣ Alternative Therapies That Are Helping Him Cope & Heal ↣ The importance of Safe Access and Options ↣  The body and mind connection and how you can heal yourself. Connect with Guest: Instagram:  @aaron_newsom  @s.c.veteransalliance Facebook Twitter YouTube LinkedIn Website Connect with Have The Conversation: ↣ Instagram ↣ Facebook ↣ LinkedIn ↣ Website **** If you enjoyed this episode, please let us know by leaving a 5-star review over on iTunes. It means the world and helps us reach more people that need to hear these messages.
May 12, 2021
Getting To Know You Q&A
Quick catch up, *goosebumps moment*, & all things Q&A.
May 6, 2021
Ray of Sunshine with Amy Ray
ATTENTION WOMEN WHO WISH TO BE IN RECOVERY - THIS EPISODE IS FOR YOU! ATTENTION WOMEN WHO CONNECT WITH , "Women Helping Women", THIS EPISODE IS FOR YOU. Joining us is Amy Ray, our serendipitous guest who Leanne connected with by the Ocean in Cabo San Lucas! (She also delivered us with our newest member to HTC Family, her son Sam! Hi Sam! 👋) You'll quickly learn why Leanne and Amy hit it off, because Amy has a bright energy and heart that she wears so beautifully on her sleeve.  Amy works as a Group Facilitator at Lake County Haven,  a women's shelter in the suburbs of Chicago.  Amy started her social service career at Women’s Residential Services where she provided individual and group services to women and children. Amy is passionate about providing “a way out” of the chaos of homelessness so that women and children can live full, abundant lives. Inside of this episode: ↣ Stigma surrounding Homelessness ↣ Addiction, Relapse & Recovery ↣ Self Esteem & Negative Thinking ↣ The importance of the words we speak to ourselves ↣ Mental Health (Are anxiety and depression synonymous with one another?) ↣ The labels we (and society) give ourselves ↣ Instant Gratification and why it doesn't always work Learn More: Website: Want to spread some kindness? We invite you to join in on the #KindWordsCampaign and send a note or word of encouragement to the ladies of the Haven. You can do so here: Connect with Have The Conversation: ↣ Instagram ↣ Facebook ↣ LinkedIn ↣ Website: **** If you enjoyed this episode, please let us know by leaving a 5-star review over on iTunes. It means the world and helps us reach more people that need to hear these messages.
May 3, 2021
Allll The Whats!
This morning we are sippin and talking about: 💫What’s new 🧠 What’s on our minds 🎧 What’s in our headphones 📺 What’s on our TV screens Along with some sneak peeks into next weeks episode with @amy_ray1617 and shoutout to our new and favorite intern @samlemme14 for making our audio squeaky clean 🧼 Have a great rest of the week everyone!
April 29, 2021
Hypnotic Hangover with Doug Sands
Doug Sands is a consulting hypnotist who helps would-be adventurers overcome fear and anxiety. He is also the host of the Making Meaning Podcast, a show that interviews top adventurers about the struggles they've overcome in their journey. Inside of this episode: ↣ What it hypnosis ↣ Alpha, Beta, and Theta Brain States ↣ How the unconscious mind can help heal trauma, aid in weight loss, ands help treat  anxiety and depression. ↣ Neuroplasticity and the ability to rewire your brain. ↣ Hypnosis by way of Induction ↣ Coping Mechanisms , Habits and Beliefs ↣ Neurolinguistic Programming Connect with Guest: Instagram: Facebook: Website: Check out Doug's Channel on YouTube Connect with Have The Conversation: ↣ Instagram ↣ Facebook ↣ LinkedIn ↣ Website: **** If you enjoyed this episode, please let us know by leaving a 5-star review over on iTunes. It means the world and helps us reach more people that need to hear these messages.
April 26, 2021
Big News!
We're baaack!! ☕👯‍♀️ Come catch up with us! Catching up over a cup on all things HTC! (*Surprise! We are now Have The Conversation Podcast Network!*)
April 22, 2021
Emotional Freedom with Eric Almeida
Eric Almeida is an Emotional Healing Expert, Certified EFT Practitioner, and one of the hosts of "Take a Breather" podcast. Eric helps guide clients in releasing the weight of what  has been holding them back from being their true self and living a happy, authentic life. Inside of this episode: ↣ What  EFT is and how it can help ↣ What it means to have a strong mental army ↣ How facing the past can heal your future ↣ Cognitive awareness and your emotions ↣ Ancient Chinese Meridian System and Energy Balance ↣ Mortality and Processing Death Connect with Guest: Facebook: @ericalmeidaeft Website: And be sure to listen to "Take A Breather" podcast. Connect with Have The Conversation: ↣ Instagram ↣ Facebook ↣ LinkedIn ↣ Website: **** If you enjoyed this episode, please let us know by leaving a 5-star review over on iTunes. It means the world and helps us reach more people that need to hear these messages.
April 19, 2021
Stigma, Shame, and Surrender with Sarah Jeanne Browne
Sarah Jeanne Browne is a speaker, writer, and activist. She is a self-help writer published on Forbes, Lifehack, Tiny Buddha, Thrive Global, Elephant Journal, and more. Sarah also leads workshops for youth leadership at The Peal Center, Pennsylvania Youth Leadership Network, and The Woodlands Foundation. Sarah is a "lived experience" speaker and writer with bipolar who fosters better mental health understandings to end stigma. Sarah promotes how to surrender or "let go," as her philosophy in her writing. Inside of this episode: ↣ What lead up to Sarah's Bipolar Diagnosis. ↣ Her stints in the Psych Ward and LTSR. ↣ Her Hopes and Wishes for the Patient Experience ↣ Stigma and Shame ↣  Her upcoming memoir, "Unseen Brilliance." Connect with Guest: Facebook: @SarahJSocialJustice Twitter: @sarahjbrowne Website: Connect with Have The Conversation: ↣ Instagram ↣ Facebook ↣ LinkedIn ↣ Website: **** If you enjoyed this episode, please let us know by leaving a 5-star review over on iTunes. It means the world and helps us reach more people that need to hear these messages.
April 12, 2021
The Game of Life with Matt Peale
Laugh and Learn with us this week as we chat with  Matt Peale: NASM certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist and author of Athlete in the Game of Life.  Connect with Matt 👇 @mpeale365
March 15, 2021
Asking For a Friend with Elizabeth K. Hand, CFP.
Money, Money, Money... Money!!! That's right, financial planner Elizabeth K. Hand is here, and we are getting into the often difficult conversation surrounding money and finances.  Get to know Liz by checking out her guest profile in our bio., and trust us, investing an hour of your day to listen to this episode is sure to provide a strong ROI. (See what we did there?) Connect with Liz: LinkedIn Join Liz's Private Group "Pleasant Financial Conversations" on Facebook Pleasant Wealth, LLC.
March 8, 2021
That's Where I'm at Today with Zach Mathers
The ladies sit down with Zach Mathers of the Braving the Journey Podcast to discuss shame, mindset, infidelity, the church, alcoholism, and more in this very raw and authentic conversation. Connect with Zach👇 @bravingthejourney 🎙️  Braving The Journey Podcast For coaching and more, visit:
March 1, 2021
Winding Down
We wound down this season‘s Coffee + Conversation as we normally do: with lots of tangents, information, and laughs. We discussed our latest episode with Jorge Roman @live.damn.well, talked a little bit about some big fat secrets (from the enlightening book the Big Fat Surprise by @ninateicholz) & discussed what HTC will be up to for the next little while You can stream our episodes anywhere you listen to podcasts, and like and share if you love what you’re listening to 🎧 Talk Soon!
February 25, 2021
Live Damn Well with Jorge Roman
This week we are learning to live damn well, with Jorge Roman, founder of  We are diving down deep into the rabbit hole of health this week and discussing everything from Nutrition to Intuition and how healing your past can benefit your future! Connect with Jorge👇 @Live.Damn.Well
February 22, 2021
A Hard Pill To Swallow with Fabian Henry
Joining us this week is Fabian Henry, Founder of Marijuana for Trauma and GAFF House. Fabian shares with us his experience in the Canadian Armed forces, the PTSD that followed, and how a 90 prescription was not going to be the solution. There is so much information within our time spent with Fabian, and we thinking carving out an hour of your time to listen will bring great value. Connect with Fabian👇 @howhighisyourgaff @gaffhouseorg
February 15, 2021
Real Talk This Morning, Y'all...
We went off on a bunch of tangents this morning. Everything thing from being ice cold to your partner all the way to the benefits of an ice cold shower. ❄🚿 We're human and shame and guilt like to creep in and trigger (or remind) us of what it is we should or shouldn't be doing- so today if your dealing with something similar,  know you're not alone and it's time to go do something that only you want to do for YOU! 🌠 Do us a favor and like, comment or share this information if you find it valuable - and check out new episodes of #HaveTheConversation podcast every Monday where we bring in great guest to add to the conversation! ☕🙂
February 11, 2021
Victorious Life with Victoria DeSalvo
Joining the ladies this week is Victoria DeSalvo, The Founder of Jai Vita Healing Arts. Victoria is a yogi and licensed massage therapist with a heart of gold who is all about plant-centric living, healing and wholeness. Hear her story of how yoga and meditation came into her life, what her current practice has evolved into and her new role within the Balanced Veterans Network. 🧘🏻‍♀️Connect with Victoria: 👇
February 8, 2021
New Time, Who Dis?
Today we sipped and chatted about our Peaks of the Week, took a sneak peek into yesterday’s recording with a very inspirational and informed guest [airing the 22nd], talked about big life changes and cold showers ❄️🚿 #brrrrilliant
February 4, 2021
Haha’s & Life Saving Aha’s With Frank King
Speaker, coacher, five times TEDx speaker (with a sixth on the way), our guest, Frank King has a career and story that left us feeling impressed, grateful, and grinning ear to ear. Frank brings the funny and real-life experience with his perspective on Generational Depression, Major Depressive Disorder and Suicide. These subjects can trigger some and conversations around Mental Health  can be difficult to navigate, but through his speeches and advocacy work within the Mental Health community and beyond Frank has earned himself the title of " The Mental Health Comedian."  𝙁𝙤𝙧 𝙞𝙣𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙧𝙚𝙜𝙖𝙧𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝘿𝙚𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙎𝙪𝙞𝙘𝙞𝙙𝙚, 𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙝 𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙛𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡𝙨 𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙉𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙎𝙪𝙞𝙘𝙞𝙙𝙚 𝙋𝙧𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙇𝙞𝙛𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙚 𝙖𝙩 800-273-8255. To connect with Frank, you can find him at Instagram: @mentalhealthcomedian Look for the 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝐌𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐈𝐧 𝐀𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 podcast coming to your ears soon! We wish you laughter, more good days, and all the self-worth you can muster.
February 1, 2021
Feeling Indistractable & Well Rested.
We're back with a fresh pour this morning and a whole lot of topics were covered. We discussed the latest episode with @neyal99  in more detail, got a lesson in SLEEP from Leanne's new book read, humble bragged about our upcoming guests and laughed about the hard realities of finding kombucha in a small town.
January 28, 2021
Indistractable with Nir Eyal
Joining the ladies this week is Best Selling Author, Stanford Lecturer and friend, Nir Eyal.  We talk all about his award winning book, Indistractable and how you can control your time and your attention by understanding the psychology of distraction! If you have ever sat down to get to work and found yourself distracted by the pings, dings and rings - this is the episode for you! Links to connect with Nir: Schedule Maker Tool mentioned in the episode: Why schedules are better than to-do lists: Indistractable summary article: Distraction guide here: Habits vs routines article here:
January 25, 2021
Engaged AF
Leanne's engaged!!! 💍 Hear all about the magical night and the love that surrounded it.
January 14, 2021
Today we sat down and talked all about our goals for the New Year from personal life to bucket list items 🪣 We mentioned our Words for the year ‘Purpose’ & ‘Evolve’ to help direct our decisions and set intentions for 2021 ✨ Some people and companies we mentioned that have helped us through the craziness of 2020 and will guide us through the coming year include: @everydollar @fitonapp @myfitnesspal @familyteams @forwardpartner @wakingupapp @neyal99 @elizabeth_gilbert_writer @nasm_fitness @poddecks @insighttimer @fiveminutejournal Thank you for helping us stay on top of our goals! Bring on 2021💫
January 7, 2021
Peace Out 2020
✌ Peace Out 2020, it's been real. What a year it's been! We recapped Season 2 of Have The Conversation Podcasts and all the lessons, moments and incredible contributors that made it possible. 2021, we're coming for you- arms and hearts open. 💞🍾🥂 Special Thanks to the following guests who shared their stories and perspective with us this season: @jenna_.saavedra @jenlwest #stevecagle @guidedpathcoaching @mothershemp @itsjustweedmom @thecannadoula @gold_and_gore @julianenowe_ @calliopecookieco @balancedveterans @ronmillward @forwardpartner #brynnbaker @lvng11 @janetcbernstein @mandy_train4life @waichleriris @nobilitywellness @anthonymichaelrusso @bethechange_usa @masteryourtalk
December 31, 2020
Merry Christmas Eve + Wishlist Items
Merry Christmas Eve everyone! This week we sat down and talked about some of our favorite products  on our Holiday  Wish Lists that we’ve discovered and have helped us make our lives and other better.  Some of these we talk about products are: ❄️ @artezaofficial Paint Pens for all your creative doodling needs. Cal loves these for her #paintedrockproject with the kiddos ❄️ @4ocean Bracelets: Every bracelet pulls one pound of plastic out of the ocean! ❄️ @experience_soar CBD stick to soothe those inevitable body aches and pains ❄️ @meetned CBD Sleep Holiday Gift Set. Full Spectrum CBD products to help you get a restful nights sleep. The gift set comes with a cute lil mug that says “Plants over Pills” how can you not love that? ☕️  [Thank you @mindpumpmedia for 15% off using code MINDPUMP] ❄️ @erincondren has the cutest versatile notebooks and planners for all your creative planning needs! ❄️ @legionath Bigger Leaner Stronger or Thinner Leaner Stronger book by Mike Matthews for a clear cut and easy to follow guide all about fitness, nutrition and supplements (Leanne recommends this book to clients and refer back to it frequently) $10.50 on Amazon right now?!!  ❄️ @jerryseinfeld Is This Anything? book for lols from the man himself ❄️ @everlywell Food Sensitivity Test to learn which foods don’t cooperate with you without having to go through months of Elimination Dieting  [Thank you @mindpumpmedia for 15% off using code MINDPUMP] ❄️ @wakingupapp Cal’s new favorite Meditation App from @samharrisorg with programs to help you learn what your brain is actually doing while meditating amongst many others! ❄️ @tabletopicsinc: an HTC favorite, giving you questions to help get the conversation started! Thank you to all these companies making products that help make our lives better in some way!  Thank you @clay_hatten for the cameo & Christmas spirit 🎅🏼 And thank you to everyone who helped make this year a little less 2020like and smiled and laughed with us. We are so grateful to be doing this together and with all of you ♥️💚 Merry Christmas🎄  ♥️ Cal + Leanne
December 24, 2020
Mouthful of Vinegar
Our last catch up before Christmas and our first time working through @tabletopicsinc "Do It Yourself Therapy" deck... Some wise words, some laughs and some sweet moments for you this Thursday morning. Enjoy! ☕
December 17, 2020
MasterTalk with Brenden
Joining us this week is Brenden Kumarasamy, the founder of MasterTalk, a YouTube channel that he started to help the world master the art of public speaking and communication.  Brenden coaches purpose driven entrepreneurs on how to master their message and share their ideas with the world - and we definitely gave him a lot to critique! Like what you heard? Leave us a rating, comment or tell your friends about us.  Want to be a part of the conversation? Join us every Thursday morning at 7am on Instagram LIVE for 'coffee + conversation' or click around on our various social media communities for ways you can be involved. 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗕𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗻 💬 :@masteryourtalk ▶️: MasterTalk on YouTube 💻 :
November 30, 2020
Making Moves
Big moves, a few tears and a ton of love served piping hot this Thursday morning. We will see you back here on Dec. 3rd for another episode of 'Coffee + Conversation'
November 19, 2020
Be The Change with Anthony
Joining us this week is Anthony Russo, founder of #BeTheChange, a social movement  and company that spreads messages and positive action to make the world a better place. We discuss everything from personal responsibility that transcends beyond politics, the voting system, voter fraud, media and more!  To connect with our guest, visit  - and be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook 
November 16, 2020
Nutrition & Dance Dance Revolution
This week we caught up on our lives the last week, shared some nutrition info here and there, there might be a Dance Dance Revolution plug in here somewhere & lots of caffeine throughout ☕️ Thank you @mindpumpmedia and @miir for our Cup Zeros & @maxlugavere for all the nutrition wisdom. 🖤
November 12, 2020
Therapy Sesh
THERAPY IS IN SESSION 🛋️ Join us as we sat down with Nicole Muzzy and Nicole Carreon, co-founders of Nobility Wellness in Minnesota to discuss their path to their own Private Practice, Trauma, Anxiety, Perfectionism and more! Guest Information:  Connect with us by searching @havetheconvo on Facebook + Instragram!
November 9, 2020
Don't Eat In The Dark
Catching up - minimal election talk, bragging about the @Whoop and recounting our super uncomfortable dinner at "Eat In The Dark" a few years ago. Stay optimistic today friends and do something nice for yourself! 😊
November 5, 2020
Compassionate Care with Iris Waichler, MSW, LCSW
We sat down with Iris Waichler, MSW, LCSW, a Clinical Social Worker for over 40 years and the Best-Selling Author of "Role Reversal: How To Take Care of Yourself and Your Aging Parents" and "Riding the Infertility Roller Coaster: A Guide to Educate And Inspire" to discuss caregiving, infertility, loss, and dignity in decline. We walked away from this conversation with a new perspective on grief, the importance of tough topic conversations, and the beauty found in taking care of others.
November 2, 2020
Movement + Motivation with Mandy
In the amount of time it takes to listen to this episode, you could have completed your 1st SPENGA workout.  This week, joining the ladies is  Mandy Walsh-Foddrill, Studio Manager at SPENGA in the North Dallas-Richardson area to discuss Wellness, Group Fitness, the importance of self-care, and doing what you love! 𝗖𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗦𝗣𝗘𝗡𝗚𝗔 𝗶𝘀? Get to know Mandy and the reason why she knew it was for her after just one class! And remember, you can do anything for 20 minutes!
October 26, 2020
Basically, I'm a Mess, How are You?
We're back this week and we are talking through all the thoughts and feelings that have shown up this week. We talk gratitude, heaviness, the media and more!
October 22, 2020
Crying, Sweating, and Impatient.
Join us for another Coffee + Conversation where we discuss what’s new with us, what’s working for us & what we need to let go of.
October 15, 2020
Authenticity + Intuition with Janet
Our guest this week is Intuitive Coach, Healer and Best Selling Author, Janet Bernstein. Janet helps women overcome fears, embrace their authenticity, and break through mindset blocks to achieve financial freedom. Janet left a 17-year career in corporate insurance to pursue her dream of teaching women around the world to step into their purpose and unleash their full potential. She’s the co-founder of Synergy Branding Group, offering branding consultation, coaching, website design, photography, social media strategy, and publishing services. Janet’s sixth book The New Rules of the Sisterhood was featured on ABC’s Good Morning Texas. To connect with Janet, visit her at 🎙️ Want to be a part of the conversation? Find ways you can be involved by following our links: 👈
October 12, 2020
Some Behind The Scenes Pod Chat.
Thursday mornings are giving us liiiiife in the HTC community. Thankful for those that popped in and laughed along with us. We will be back next week with a fresh cup and conversation.
October 8, 2020
I Love You More with Lori
Resilience, strength and a whole lot of love pours into this weeks episode as we sit down with Lori VanNess-Guidotti to discuss unhealed trauma, eldercare and the unprecedented times we are in.  For additional resources connect with @HaveTheConvo on Instagram and Facebook. 
October 5, 2020
Exxploration with Brynn
Join the ladies as they sit down with National Geographic Educator, Author and Editor, Brynn Baker.  We are hearing all about Brynn's next adventure and how she became a crew member for eXXpedition 'Round the World' - an all-female research expedition to investigate the causes of and solutions to ocean plastic pollution!  Visit to learn more.  👍 Like and Subscribe so you never miss an episode!
September 28, 2020
Forward Motion With Chad
This week Cal and Leanne sit down with Chad Wright, the Founder of Forward Partners, to discuss burnout, loneliness, and the importance of rest in healthy leaders.  After decades of working with fellow business owners, Chad Wright was tired of seeing leader after leader burn out. Having experienced it himself multiple times, he began to question why this was so common—surely, there had to be a way to lead that didn’t require sacrificing our well being. These questions led him on a journey to create Forward Partners, a leadership development, and coaching company. The insight gained over 25 hard-fought years in business now enables him to impact the lives of leaders across the spectrum, from CEOs to pastors to police officers. Over the next 40 years, Chad and his team will transform the future of leadership by impacting millions of leaders worldwide. Like, Subscribe, and Share so we can keep these conversations going.  👍❤️
September 21, 2020
Stay Balanced With Ron
Joining the ladies this week is Balanced Veteran Founder, Ron Millward. Ron’s foundation is all about helping Veterans find balance post-combat, with an emphasis on Mental Health and advocacy for plant-based medicine. Ron’s used his passion for people and love of humanity to put a ton of good out into this world. Listen along as we talk about his time in the military, his struggles with spirituality, faith, and religion - his own mental health and the tools he is using to combat the darkness.  To support Ron and his efforts be sure to follow @balancedveterans on Instagram and Facebook. Think you would like to be a part of the conversation? Search "Have The Conversation" on Facebook and Instagram to find ways you can be involved. 
August 3, 2020
Pivot with Claire
This week the ladies sat down with friend and client of Leanne's, Claire.  Claire shared with us the journey she's been on since recovering from degenerative disc disease as well as the Autism diagnosis given to her daughter. Claire's story is one of bravery and resilience and her thoughtfulness, vulnerability, and intellect shine when she talks.  Claire is a Stay at Home Mother to her beautiful daughter Sofie and Owner, Custom Cookier, and Instructor at Calliope Cookie co in Plano, Texas.  To learn more, follow @calliopecookieco on Instagram and Facebook.  For information on today's topics, visit or
July 27, 2020
Authentic Self with Juliane Nowe
This week, we sat Down with Juliane Nowe (@julianenowe_) of the Lady Nowe Show to talk healing, cannabis, reiki, yoga, and more.  When Juliane was a child, she lost the ability to speak. As she struggled to regain the sound of her voice she also grappled with along lists of other symptoms. Years of doctor's appointments and western medicine could never provide answers or resolutions. Often overwhelmed with thoughts of helplessness, Juliane spent years desperate for healing, eager to live a life that felt fulfilling and to live the width of her days, rather than just the length of the time that I had. In the search to reclaim her health, she discovered treatments including Reiki, yoga, and Chinese Medicine. By shifting her focus, leaning into these modalities of natural healing, and quieting the noise of being unwell she found herself feeling more healthy. The strength that she gained helped her to listen to a deeper truth inside herself that she could trust that her body knew how to be well. Through her journey, she regained the literal sound of her own voice again. And now, she dedicates her life to sharing her voice, and her truth, with men, women and their families, to help them to listen to their own knowing voices. To view Juliane's courses, content, and offerings on how to guide you back to YOUR inner voice follow @julianenowe_ or ✍🏻 A message from Juliane ⬇️ In sharing the voice that I almost lost I know that I am able to inspire others who feel certain there must be another way. I can support those who feel helpless and are lacking hope by reaching out to help them quiet themselves, aligning with them, providing a Kula for them, so that they can hear the voice of knowing that is always singing inside, with a single, simple promise: “You are safe.”
July 20, 2020
The Truth Spreads Like a Virus
It's an HTC first this week, y'all. Join Cal and Leanne as they host friends, Jocelyn and Bri, for a candid conversation on all things "difficult to discuss." With the current state of the nation, frustrations high, and overall anxiety, we thought it was time to sit down and talk about it. The ladies dig deep into the #SayHerName movement, Black Femmes, Racial Identity, and the frustration and responsibility of "Having to Teach." A little more about our Guests: Jocelyn is a full-spectrum life doula (@thecannadoula) and supports those in the cannabis community in birth, life, and death. As she once told us, "I smoke a lot of weed and help a lot of people." - Visit for more information - and while your there, pick up a copy of her E-book, "Doula Your Way." Bri, also known as  "Goldand" on the Twitch platform or @gold_and_gore on Instagram, Uses her platforms to share her story and struggles to get others to open up about their own. Bri noticed that being transparent about her difficulties is not only beneficial to her mental health and healing but to those she meets as well.
July 13, 2020
Do Your Research with Danna
This week we sat down with the intelligent, wise, and incredibly grounded, Danna R.  Danna has been a part of the HTC community since the beginning and we really enjoyed getting the chance to hold space and navigate the current state of the world. The ladies discuss everything from racial injustice, socio-economic factors, corruption, greed, Covid-19, Religion and Spirituality, Nature, Parenthood, Plant-Based Medicine, and more!  Want to join in on the Conversation? Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for ways you can be involved. @havetheconvo
July 6, 2020
Highly Sensitive with Rachel G.
This week we sat down with the lovely and intelligent, Rachel Grano of Mother's Hemp.  Rachel is the type of woman we love to talk with because she keeps it 100% real, 100% of the time. Rachel opened up about her fibromyalgia, her small business, the importance of education, and the personal responsibility of advocating for causes that light your soul on fire.  Follow along on Instagram and Facebook @havetheconvo and to order from Rachel visit
June 29, 2020
Guided Path Coaching with Katie D.
Join Cal and Leanne as they sit down to talk life with Portland-based Life Coach, Katie D. The ladies got real about healing and dealing with their Inner Child, Sexism in the workplace, and so much more. To book your free initial coaching session with Katie check the link in our Instagram bio. and be sure to follow @guidedpathcoaching for more! Talk soon!
June 22, 2020
Quarantined Conversation with Steve
This week Leanne and Cal sat down with a long time friend and client of Leanne's to discuss how we've all been managing life in 2020 amidst the Corona Virus Epidemic.   Much like COVID-19, Steve's joy and outlook on life are contagious. Symptoms include smiling and an overall sense that everything is going to be alright. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did.  Follow along on Facebook and Instagram: @havetheconvo 
June 15, 2020
You Guys Are My Foundation
Growing up I never had a group of girlfriends, but now in my thirties, I have a group of women I call on whenever I am in need of good advice, a laugh, or a reality check. This episode of Have The Convo is my love letter to my best friends for believing in me and helping me come back and create an even better foundation for Have The Conversation. Join me and my friends, Jen, Jenna H, Jenna S, and Leanne as they help me break down my personal breakdown that took place last year. You know the one where I declared I was done with this podcast forever!  What a turn of events it turned out to be.  Enjoy yet another mini-meltdown as they help me navigate my way to what we are creating here at HTC and feel first hand the love and support you get from a group of women who love each other.  And don't forget to follow along on Facebook and Instagram @havetheconvo 
June 8, 2020
"Cool As Ocean Foam"
Happy National Siblings Day 2019! It only made sense that I sit down with my brother, Charlie and walk through some questions that, according to, "Every Sibling Should Know".  The conversation didn't go the way I thought it would, but I am beyond grateful for the way it turned it out.  And remember, if you want to change the world, go home and love your family. For more content follow @havetheconvvo on Instagram and Facebook and join the #HTC community... It's full of healers, talkers and connectors!
April 13, 2019
"Patients First Always"
My guest this week is the perfect guest to end Season One of #HTCpodcast. She culminates my two loves and the very foundation on which this podcast was created: Women & Cannabis.  Through women and cannabis, my heart grew and broke and grew back again, doubling in size.  Women like my guest, Megan, encouraged me and pushed me to bring my personal best. Women like her who break stigmas and kick down barriers in new fields. Women who bring healing and relatability to a new industry. Woman who bring wisdom and knowledge and can command a room. I love Megan, can you tell? Hear us chat, #Mom2Mom about her role at @LeaflineLabs, the cannabis industry and our love for Mary Jane. She’s the real deal and so are the brands she aligns with. 
April 3, 2019
"Walk and Talk with Colin"
This week I am sitting down with the adventurous, kind and big hearted, Colin Wells. He is the founder of @VeteranWalkandTalk a non profit community of veterans who advocate for the outdoors and cannabis. We discuss his time in the military, his opioid addiction, growing up in the Entertainment Industry and so much more. Hear first hand from a Veteran what he wants out of the VA Hospital, (THIS IS WHO WE SHOULD BE LISTENING TOO!) and our love for a real life angel, Shirley Raines, and her work with @beauty2thestreetz. I enjoyed this conversation so much and cannot wait to catch up with him again. The sky is the limit with Colin and I am here for it! @VeteransWalkandTalk is hosting their next #walkandtalk on Sunday March, 31, 2019 at Escondido Falls Trail in Malibu, CA at 0700. For more information, follow @VeteransWalkandTalk on Instagram or visit or read Colins personal writings at
March 27, 2019
"Fly Like An Eagle"
This week I am sitting down for a chat with one of my good friends from High School, Matt. In 2013 while serving his second stint in Afghanistan, Matt received news from home that his brother was in critical condition and that he needed to get home to see him.  Listen along as we talk about his brother, David's legacy, the isolating feeling of losing a sibling and the constant transition he has been dealing with ever since.  Be sure to  follow @havetheconvvo.podcast on Instagram + Facebook, or email havetheconvo@gmail.comto share your story!
March 20, 2019
"Feeling Proper"
This week is all about motherhood and the journey we take on it. 🛣️ From the delivery room to the lack of sleep she still hasn't received nearly 5 years later, @weed_mama tells us her incredible story. Get to know the woman I love and admire outside of the Cannabis industry, through her cautionary tale to "always listen to yourself". (Shout out to Dr. Misery!) 😂 Follow @weed_mama and @fit_weedmama Don't forget to visit to subscribe!
February 27, 2019
"Nails & Nugs"
The guest this week is one of the sweetest, kind hearted individuals I have gotten to know. Learn all about  Ambie, your friendly stoner nail lady, and how she began incorporating cannabis into her business and how that switch has sky rocketed not only her business but her own authenticity.  Listen along as we discuss her nail business #AmbieNailsandNugs, our 30’s, the power of good therapy and all the beautiful moments in between.   If I was to hold her up, @MarieKondo style, she would definitely spark joy! 💥 She is the epitome of love in every sense of the word and I am so fortunate I got to spend some quality time with her. Follow Ambie on Instagram  @ambienails_n_nugs 
February 20, 2019
"Ground Control to Major Tom"
HAPPY GALENTINES DAY!! This week I am sitting down with my gal pal, Leanne. She is in artist and trainer based in the Dallas area with a heart as big as TX (even though she is Canadian). We sit down and talk a bad brownie trip, anxiety, connectedness and the harsh realizations of the subconscious.  #MonstersInTheCloset It's not your typical, "Galentines" celebration but there is no shortage of heart or love. #NoBoysAllowed  
February 13, 2019
"Knowledge is Power"
I knew Kristina was going to be an incredible guest the second we started. She knows what it’s like to try to put yourself out there as a cannabis-consuming mother. Enough so that she created the “Ganja Mama Club”, to help end the stigma and her own disappointment in her “mom friends”. We talk the female empowerment in the Cannabis community right now, her love (and knowledge) of growing, her experience owning a hydroponics shop for six years, seeing her Dad suffer through a horrible illness, the decisions to take her own health into her hands and her goals for the future. We even manifested a Ganja Mama Club event that I am hoping comes to fruition! And how could I forget… enjoy a great surprise scare from her husband who forgot she was recording a Podcast when he got home.😂   Follow Kristina on instagram: @ganjamamaclub For more content follow @havetheconvvo
February 6, 2019
"Know Better, Do Better."
  Jocelyn has a way of saying things the way people need to hear them. I am so glad she is my guest this week and I cannot wait for women everywhere to hear what she has to say.  We talk the pressure of pregnancy, birth plans, the joys of being a woman and a mother. She had me wishing I could go back and redo the birth of my children…well, almost.  She also explains the different types of Doula’s (Shout out #RadicalDoula)   Find out why she is THE CannaDoula and how she safely introduces cannabis into birth work, postpartum and every day motherhood. To learn more about Jocelyn and her doula services, follow along on Instagram at @TheCannaDoula and visit to see if she would be a good fit!  For more content follow @havetheconvvo
January 30, 2019
"Its A Slow Burn"
This week I am sitting down with the classy, educated and openminded, Jackie to discuss her journey of motherhood, self discovery that comes in your thirties and the responsibility to make our lives and generational history matter.  She is such an incredible woman and I am thrilled that she came on to talk with me.  She is a force for women every where! 
January 23, 2019
"Hairstylists Don't Play"
Last November my guest was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis after one of her clients ended up taking her to the doctor.  An MRI lit up showing lesions on both her brain and spinal cord.  Now, a year post diagnosis, I am sitting down to talk with Christina about what life has been like with MS, her struggles and her hopes for the future.   *And enjoy all the annoyances of my Ring Doorbell and Dog who like to mess with me when I am trying to be professional. 
January 16, 2019
"I Want To Tell His Story"
This week I am sitting down with a real life angel, named Nicole.  In July of 2012, Nicole and her husband Peter lived every parents worst nightmare: the loss of a child. Learn about her sweet baby boy, Kaiden, her rainbow babies and the beautiful blessings in her life.  She truly is remarkable.  It was such a pleasure and honor to listen to Nicole. My only wish is that I knew her sooner! 
January 9, 2019
"We Will Figure It Out"
This week I am sitting down with my friend of 20+ years to navigate our paths, past traumas and the crossroads we are at now in our friendship.  The parallels that are running through our separate stories yet still bringing us closer blew our minds! 🤯 Follow her sobriety journey on Instagram at @soberlospeaks  
January 2, 2019
"Don't Edit a Damn Thing"
This weeks episode is wrapped up in a big ol' green bow and a cloud of smoke! She is an encouraging, ever present, yet still grounded soul that is paving the way for women and moms in Cannabis. This isn't her normal type of interview, this is a 1-on-1 on the girl behind @TheMommyJane. It was an absolute pleasure to hear her talk about the people in her life. She Feels BIG. She Loves BIG. Her Future is BIG. Follow her Cannabis journey on Instagram: @themommyjane and visit 
December 20, 2018
"Filling His Shoes"
From a life changing moment under an Aladdin poster, a TV preacher and the decisions we make along the way, Drew's story is proof that all the little details we remember are all part of something much bigger. 
December 12, 2018
"This Canna-Mom, Can!"
In this weeks episode, get to know Cassondra as she shines a light on mental illness, her journey and the plant-based care that now has her living her best life. If you or someone you know is suffering, please know that there is help available. Call 1-800-273-TALK. The hotline is available 24 hours a day. For more content follow @havetheconvvo
December 6, 2018
"Blessed To Know You"
In this weeks episode, I sit down with competitive Muay Thai fighter and creator of Blessed Edibles, Angelina. We discuss the #TrainTreatRepeat philosophy, (how CBD and Cannabis can aid in that), Canadian legalization and so much more! Follow her Muay Thai Fitness on Instagram at @angelina.blessed and give @blessededibles a follow for on all things #athledibles. 
November 28, 2018
"You Don't Know Until You Know"
Instead of listening to your racist relatives, listen to this week’s podcast! I sit down with Jay to talk race, life and so much more. The best part? No one yelled… I cried… but it was because I was enlightened to the issues that don’t affect me on a daily basis. Tune out the noise around your family table and tune in to a meaningful and important conversation.
November 22, 2018
"Meet Your Maker"
Today I am sitting down with Jenna, the creator and boss babe of The Cannabomb. We dig deep into all things Cannabis and the growing industry, her dreams for her business and a bunch of wisdom and wit in between. Visit to get your CBD soak on. Use code "MicrodosingMama" for 10% off. Follow: @thecannabomb on Instagram. 
November 15, 2018
"Body Dysmorphia and the road back to "Normal"
Warning: “Reflection in this mirror may be distorted by social norms or ideas of beauty.” On the 2nd episode of “Have The Conversation”, I sit down with Audra to discuss body image and self love. In 2016 Audra embarked on a fitness journey that took a toll on not only her body, but her mind, relationships and health as well. Nearly 2 years later she shares what it has taken to get back to loving herself for exactly who she is. 
November 9, 2018
"Bad Shoes and Vape Fumes"
The very first episode of "Have the Conversation" is here! Join me as I talk with my friend, Jess, on what it's like to have a non curable brain disease called Hydrocephalus, the frustration of getting medical answers (instead of opioids) and obtaining her medical marijuana card! For more content follow @havetheconvvo
October 30, 2018