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WonderFilledWeek

By Kaitlyn Corry
WonderFilledWeek with Kaitlyn Corry is your weekly dose of positivity & empowerment. Together we can shake out the negative thoughts and find the silver linings of our situations! Be you, dream big, stay WONDERFILLED!
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Author Spotlight: Lauren Dow • 'In Body I Trust'
*TRIGGER WARNING*: This episode contains sensitive subject matter that may be triggering to some— please proceed with caution; TW: Eating Disorders; TW: Depression  Self-Love & Mental Health Author and founder of New Luna Press publishing house, Lauren Dow, joins me to discuss her personal journey of navigating life with mental health struggles and a diagnosed eating disorder. • We discuss:  • Imposter Syndrome • Being Vulnerable • Grief & Healing • Advice on broaching the topic of Eating Disorders with a loved one • Advice on how to be ally to a loved one with an Eating Disorder • Lauren's Book: 'In Body I Trust' • Lauren's Journal: 'Your Wild Journal' >>Stay Social< Instagram: @LaurenDowWrites Twitter: @LaurenDowWrites Facebook: @LaurenDowWrites Website: www.LaurenDow.com  Book: 'In Body I Trust' - Available for preorder on Amazon and Barnes & Noble  https://www.amazon.com/Body-I-Trust-Lauren-Dow/dp/1736572504 https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/in-body-i-trust-lauren-dow/1138740365 Journal: 'Your Wild Journal' - Available for purchase on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Your-Wild-Journal-Perspective-Creativity/dp/B08JKWPXCB 
43:11
March 3, 2021
Anna Papaioannou: Founder & CEO of Anna The Anxiety Coach
Intuitive coach, breath work facilitator & founder and CEO of Anna The Anxiety Coach, Anna Papaioannou, joins me to discuss her personal journey of suffering a traumatic incident at age 10 and how that experience changed the course of her life and ultimately created the path for her life's work!  • We discuss: • Trauma response • Building a strong foundation through baby steps • Finding a like-minded community  • Turning our life's experience into our life's work  • Benefits of breath work, cold showers, salt water & grounding  • DOING THE DAMN WORK! ..& much more! >>Stay Social< Instagram: @AnnaTheAnxietyCoach Website: www.AnnaTheAnxietyCoach.com Podcast: The Anxiety Gal Podcast (Subscribe on Apple/Spotify!)  https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-anxiety-gal-podcast/id1510679928
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February 23, 2021
Girls’ Night In • Julie Rackauskas
Put on a face mask and pour a glass of something good - it’s Girls’ Night In! • Friend of the show, Julie Rackauskas, drops by to play 20 questions and share some ‘feel good’ headlines of late! • Follow on IG: @WonderFilledWeek • Rate & Review on iTunes • Donate to Girl Scout Troop 6000: https://www.girlscoutsnyc.org/en/support/donate-now.html • Alex Trebek Story: https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/09/us/alex-trebek-wardrobe-donated-trnd/index.html • Oversized blanket/hoodie: Catalonia Oversized Hoodie Blanket Sweatshirt,Super Soft Warm Comfortable Sherpa Giant Pullover with Large Front Pocket,for Adults Men Women Teenagers Kids,Cheetah https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08LCTX9RN/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_CGTY6AEXBAHD2EN6JFF3?psc=1
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February 14, 2021
‘Leave Your Mark’ Series • Part II: Karen Attardo • Co-Founder 'Love & Relief'
Karen Attardo, co-founder of the non-profit organization 'Love & Relief', joins me to discuss her humanitarian efforts and her personal experience of traveling to Haiti nearly 20 times in 10 years in her mission to leave her mark on the world by aiding others •  We discuss:    • Karen discovering her passion for humanitarian work • Her first trip to Haiti and her experiences of her subsequent visits that have spanned a decade • How we can help support the children and women of Haiti   ..& much more!    >>Stay Social<   Instagram: @LoveAndReliefForHaiti • #ItsALoveHaitiRelationship • #BostonToHaiti Facebook: Love And Relief For Haiti     Donate:  Via Venmo - @LoveAndReliefForHaiti Via PayPal - Love & Relief For Haiti Amazon Wish List: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/ls/ref=?ie=UTF8&%2AVersion%2A=1&%2Aentries%2A=0&lid=2LWDMX3H01MN8&ty=wishlist
38:09
February 8, 2021
‘Leave Your Mark’ Series • Part I: Nick Di Brizzi • Founder of The Breathe Like A Boss Foundation
Nick Di Brizzi, founder of The Breathe Like A Boss Foundation, joins me to discuss his experience with Cystic Fibrosis, his double-lung transplant journey and his mission to leave his mark on the world through raising awareness & paying it forward through his non-profit organization! • We discuss:    • The importance of a support system in times of need  • The impact of being an organ donor (www.OrganDonor.gov) • The power of gratitude & a positive attitude   ..& much more!   >>Stay Social
42:23
February 1, 2021
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist: Sadaf Siddiqi • Being.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist, Sadaf Siddiqi, joins me to discuss her work & her brand, Being. We discuss:    • The stigma surrounding mental health  • How to set achievable goals & sustainable habits  • The importance of accessibility when it comes to mental health resources  ..& much more!  >>Stay Social< • Instagram: @Your.Being • E-mail With Inquiries: being.information@gmail.com • Website: www.SadafSiddiqi.com
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January 25, 2021
Fitness & Wellness Coach: Carolyn Casper
Fitness & Wellness Coach, Carolyn Casper, joins me to discuss her journey toward starting her business.   We discuss:   • Following your passion  • Overcoming fear of judgement • The importance of sustainability in our diet/exercise regimen  • The importance of having a positive support system   >>Stay Social< Follow on Instagram: @CoachCCasper E-mail with Inquiries: CarolynVCasper@gmail.com 
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January 18, 2021
Fitness & Mental Health: Josh Shibata
It is a new year & I am treating this turning of the page as a fresh start! Time to prioritize physical & mental health! • Fitness expert, Josh Shibata, joins the show to discuss honoring & challenging yourself, seeking the good in the world & the link between mental & physical health! • Tune in! Stay Social: Instagram: @SoCalShowDownJosh Facebook: Josh Shibata
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January 11, 2021
We Are All One Story Part II: Ralph DeQuebec
On this very special episode I have the honor of welcoming co-founder of ‘We Are All One Story’, Ralph DeQuebec.   In addition to his work with We Are All One Story, Ralph is also a United States Marine Corps Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, Paralympic Gold Medalist & a true inspiration. Tune in to hear us chat teamwork, determination, drive, passion, hard-work, trauma, depression/mental health and so much more! Stay Social: Instagram: @WeAreAllOneStory • @MrBenjaminBoom • @WonderFilledWeek  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/WeAreAllOneStory Website: https://WeAreAllOneStory.net/
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January 4, 2021
Small Business Spotlight: Debbie Dexter of BROWS Studio City
It's the most WONDERFILLED time of the year, but now more than ever, small businesses need our support!  Join me as I sit down with small business owner, Debbie Dexter, owner of BROWS Studio City.   Debbie details her life's journey as a single mom, LITERAL rockstar, esthetician, and BADASS small business owner! We chat confidence, anxiety, fear, agism, pivoting during a pandem and shopping/eating local! Stay Social: Instagram: @BrowsStudioCity and @TopangaBrows Website: www.BrowsStudioCity.com Product Line: Girl. Boom. Pow. Powder. Duo. Wonderland.
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December 12, 2020
We Are All One Story Part I: Jose Lugo
On this very special episode I have the honor of welcoming founder and lead creative of ‘We Are All One Story’, Jose Lugo.   Jose is set to release his memoir - Love, Faith and Violence: A True Song and Story next month - November 2020. Stay Social: Instagram: @WeAreAllOneStory • @WonderFilledWeek  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/WeAreAllOneStory Website: https://WeAreAllOneStory.net/
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October 26, 2020
Talking It Out With Nikki Boyer
On this very special episode I have the honor of sharing time and space with the one and only Nikki Boyer. Nikki is an actress, singer,  3-time Emmy Award WINNING host - and that doesn't even BEGIN to scratch the surface of her talents, accolades or passion projects. Nikki is the host of the powerful podcast: Dying For Sex, the uplifting podcast: The Daily Smile, and co-host of the hilarious podcast: Straight Talk With Ross. Nikki is the passionate life coach behind Talk It Out With Nikki Boyer and one half of the acoustic pop/alternative band The Cardboard Cutouts which blends catchy hooks with a stripped down vibe.  We chat all things connection, friendship, positivity, life, loss and so much more! Listen to the Dying For Sex Podcast: https://wondery.com/shows/dying-for-sex/ Listen to The Daily Smile Podcast: https://wondery.com/shows/the-daily-smile/  Learn more about Talk It Out Life Coaching: https://talkitoutlifecoach.com Listen to Nikki & her fiancé, Tommy's, band The Cardboard Cutouts: http://nikkiboyer.com/music-1-1/ Listen to the Straight Talk With Ross Podcast: https://www.straighttalkwithross.com  Stay Social: Instagram: @NikkiBoyer • @WonderFilledWeek Twitter: @NikkiBoyer • @WonderFilledWk Website: www.NikkiBoyer.com
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October 19, 2020
Postpartum Doula • Andrea Luzitano
Guest: Andrea Luzitano - Postpartum Doula, Infant Sleep Solutions Coach & Bengkung-Style Bellybind Artist Stay Social: Instagram: @UponArrivalDoula • @WonderFilledWeek Facebook: Upon Arrival  • WonderFilledWeek Website: https://www.uponarrivaldoula.com Remember: Belly Binders and a session with a Post-Partum Doula both make excellent baby shower gifts! Reminder: You don’t have to be “Superman” or “WonderWoman” - IT IS OK TO ASK FOR HELP! YOU CAN’T POUR FROM AN EMPTY CUP - Nourish Yourself. Song in this episode: 'The Doula Love Song'
47:57
October 12, 2020
Men & Mental Health: Ending the Stigma • Ft. Danny Pellegrino
Author of Fancy AF Cocktails and host of Everything Iconic, Danny Pellegrino, joins me to discuss men & mental health and the stigma that surrounds it. Medical News Today Article by Dr. Maria Cohut -  Men's mental health: 'Man up' is not the answer Online Psychologist Mentioned - Instagram: @DrAdrienneMeier • Website: https://www.drmeier.com  Stay Social x Instagram: @DannyPellegrino • @WonderFilledWeek Listen to Danny's Podcast: Everything Iconic  Check out Danny's Book: Fancy AF Cocktails Featured Song: "Life" by Ivy Sole ft. Dave B.  Musician Instagram: @IvySole
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August 31, 2020
The Passion Meets Purpose Series • #TWO: Yesenia Rubio & Yesenia Figueroa Owners of Notes Coffee Co.
Today’s episode is the second installment of WonderFilledWeek presents: The Passion Meets Purpose Series. (PxP)  These episodes are meant to spotlight people who have found what they are passionate about in life and converted that into a mission for their life’s work.   PxP #TWO: Guests - Yesenia Rubio & Yesenia Figueroa  Please enjoy this conversation with Yesenia Rubio & Yesenia Figueroa about their vision for their new passion project: Notes Coffee Co.  Stay Social:  Instagram & Facebook: @NotesCoffeeCo • @WonderFilledWeek  Twitter : @CoffeeNotesCo • @WonderFilledWk  Webite: https://www.notescoffeeco.com
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August 3, 2020
The Passion Meets Purpose Series • #ONE: Ava Viohl - Founder of Unbeauty Mark
Today’s episode marks the start of a new collection of content.  Introducing WonderFilledWeek presents: The Passion Meets Purpose Series. (PxP) These episodes will spotlight people who have found what they are passionate about in life and converted that into a mission for their life’s work.  PxP #ONE: Guest - Ava Viohl  At only 16 years old, Ava gave a TEDx Talk about how societal pressures and the media’s narrow view of beauty contributed to her negative body image and eating disorder in middle school. Now 18, Ava is using her experience and platform to educate and inspire others with her organization Unbeauty Mark where she encourages people of all walks of life to celebrate their unbeauty marks, or what societal standards may deem flaws. Ava believes that there is more than one definition of Beauty and we should learn to see and celebrate this truth. Please enjoy this conversation with Ava Viohl! Stay Social: Instagram: @Unbeauty_Mark • @WonderFilledWeek Twitter, Facebook & YouTube: @UnbeautyMark • @WonderFilledWeek Webite: www.UnbeautyMark.com  Ava’s TEDx Talk: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=r-p8hwEIQ64 Ava's Interview with The Power of Love Show: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gIo9AH5_7bU
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July 27, 2020
The 65 Roses Series: Chapter V • The Trilogy
Cystic Fibrosis (or 65 Roses to kids with CF who can't quite pronounce such a scientific term) is a progressive terminal illness that is genetically transmitted. CF primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. The body produces thick and sticky mucus that can clog the lungs and obstruct the pancreas. Cystic Fibrosis can be life-threatening, and people with the condition tend to have a shorter-than-normal life span. This is a basic definition of Cystic Fibrosis. The scientific definition. A definition that fails to even scrape the surface of this illness. In order to better explain just what CF is and how it affects the lives of the patients who live with it and the people who love them - I decided to speak to two families who have been directly impacted by this illness: The Higginbothams and The Corrys. The Higginbothams you will be hearing from: Steve, Ellen Ann, Kate, Meg, Matthew and Sandra (Matthew's wife) The Corrys you will be hearing from: Jack, Toni, John-Patrick, Ryan, Mary and Kaitlyn (Me! - Ryan's wife) Each person has a unique perspective on CF and is here to share their personal experiences and raise awareness! The 65 Roses Series will be 5 parts: Chapter I • A Mother's Love ft. Ellen Ann Higginbotham & Toni Corry Chapter II • A Father's Bond ft. Steve Higginbotham & Jack Corry Chapter III • My First Friends: A Sibling's Perspective ft. Kate Higginbotham, Meg Higginbotham, John-Patrick Corry & Mary (Corry) Field Chapter IV • In Sickness and In Health: A Wife's Persective ft. Sandra Higginbotham & Kaitlyn Corry Chapter V • The Trilogy: Direct from the Patient ft. Matthew Higginbotham & Ryan Corry
01:47:59
July 1, 2020
The 65 Roses Series: Chapter IV • In Sickness & In Health: A Wife’s Perspective
Cystic Fibrosis (or 65 Roses to kids with CF who can't quite pronounce such a scientific term) is a progressive terminal illness that is genetically transmitted. CF primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. The body produces thick and sticky mucus that can clog the lungs and obstruct the pancreas. Cystic Fibrosis can be life-threatening, and people with the condition tend to have a shorter-than-normal life span. This is a basic definition of Cystic Fibrosis. The scientific definition. A definition that fails to even scrape the surface of this illness. In order to better explain just what CF is and how it affects the lives of the patients who live with it and the people who love them - I decided to speak to two families who have been directly impacted by this illness: The Higginbothams and The Corrys. The Higginbothams you will be hearing from: Steve, Ellen Ann, Kate, Meg, Matthew and Sandra (Matthew's wife) The Corrys you will be hearing from: Jack, Toni, John-Patrick, Ryan, Mary and Kaitlyn (Me! - Ryan's wife) Each person has a unique perspective on CF and is here to share their personal experiences and raise awareness! The 65 Roses Series will be 5 parts: Chapter I • A Mother's Love ft. Ellen Ann Higginbotham & Toni Corry Chapter II • A Father's Bond ft. Steve Higginbotham & Jack Corry Chapter III • My First Friends: A Sibling's Perspective ft. Kate Higginbotham, Meg Higginbotham, John-Patrick Corry & Mary (Corry) Field Chapter IV • In Sickness and In Health: A Wife's Persective ft. Sandra Higginbotham & Kaitlyn Corry Chapter V • The Trilogy: Direct from the Patient ft. Matthew Higginbotham & Ryan Corry
01:07:06
June 29, 2020
The 65 Roses Series: Chapter III • Pt. 2, First Friends: A Sibling’s Perspective
Cystic Fibrosis (or 65 Roses to kids with CF who can't quite pronounce such a scientific term) is a progressive terminal illness that is genetically transmitted. CF primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. The body produces thick and sticky mucus that can clog the lungs and obstruct the pancreas. Cystic Fibrosis can be life-threatening, and people with the condition tend to have a shorter-than-normal life span. This is a basic definition of Cystic Fibrosis. The scientific definition. A definition that fails to even scrape the surface of this illness. In order to better explain just what CF is and how it affects the lives of the patients who live with it and the people who love them - I decided to speak to two families who have been directly impacted by this illness: The Higginbothams and The Corrys. The Higginbothams you will be hearing from: Steve, Ellen Ann, Kate, Meg, Matthew and Sandra (Matthew's wife) The Corrys you will be hearing from: Jack, Toni, John-Patrick, Ryan, Mary and Kaitlyn (Me! - Ryan's wife) Each person has a unique perspective on CF and is here to share their personal experiences and raise awareness! The 65 Roses Series will be 5 parts: Chapter I • A Mother's Love ft. Ellen Ann Higginbotham & Toni Corry Chapter II • A Father's Bond ft. Steve Higginbotham & Jack Corry Chapter III • My First Friends: A Sibling's Perspective ft. Kate Higginbotham, Meg Higginbotham, John-Patrick Corry & Mary (Corry) Field Chapter IV • In Sickness and In Health: A Wife's Persective ft. Sandra Higginbotham & Kaitlyn Corry Chapter V • The Trilogy: Direct from the Patient ft. Matthew Higginbotham & Ryan Corry
53:50
June 26, 2020
The 65 Roses Series: Chapter III • Pt. 1, First Friends: A Sibling’s Perspective
Cystic Fibrosis (or 65 Roses to kids with CF who can't quite pronounce such a scientific term) is a progressive terminal illness that is genetically transmitted. CF primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. The body produces thick and sticky mucus that can clog the lungs and obstruct the pancreas. Cystic Fibrosis can be life-threatening, and people with the condition tend to have a shorter-than-normal life span. This is a basic definition of Cystic Fibrosis. The scientific definition. A definition that fails to even scrape the surface of this illness. In order to better explain just what CF is and how it affects the lives of the patients who live with it and the people who love them - I decided to speak to two families who have been directly impacted by this illness: The Higginbothams and The Corrys. The Higginbothams you will be hearing from: Steve, Ellen Ann, Kate, Meg, Matthew and Sandra (Matthew's wife) The Corrys you will be hearing from: Jack, Toni, John-Patrick, Ryan, Mary and Kaitlyn (Me! - Ryan's wife) Each person has a unique perspective on CF and is here to share their personal experiences and raise awareness! The 65 Roses Series will be 5 parts: Chapter I • A Mother's Love ft. Ellen Ann Higginbotham & Toni Corry Chapter II • A Father's Bond ft. Steve Higginbotham & Jack Corry Chapter III • My First Friends: A Sibling's Perspective ft. Kate Higginbotham, Meg Higginbotham, John-Patrick Corry & Mary (Corry) Field Chapter IV • In Sickness and In Health: A Wife's Persective ft. Sandra Higginbotham & Kaitlyn Corry Chapter V • The Trilogy: Direct from the Patient ft. Matthew Higginbotham & Ryan Corry
01:04:13
June 26, 2020
The 65 Roses Series: Chapter II • A Father's Bond
Cystic Fibrosis (or 65 Roses to kids with CF who can't quite pronounce such a scientific term) is a progressive terminal illness that is genetically transmitted. CF primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. The body produces thick and sticky mucus that can clog the lungs and obstruct the pancreas. Cystic Fibrosis can be life-threatening, and people with the condition tend to have a shorter-than-normal life span. This is a basic definition of Cystic Fibrosis. The scientific definition. A definition that fails to even scrape the surface of this illness. In order to better explain just what CF is and how it affects the lives of the patients who live with it and the people who love them - I decided to speak to two families who have been directly impacted by this illness: The Higginbothams and The Corrys. The Higginbothams you will be hearing from: Steve, Ellen Ann, Kate, Meg, Matthew and Sandra (Matthew's wife) The Corrys you will be hearing from: Jack, Toni, John-Patrick, Ryan, Mary and Kaitlyn (Me! - Ryan's wife) Each person has a unique perspective on CF and is here to share their personal experiences and raise awareness! The 65 Roses Series will be 5 parts: Chapter I • A Mother's Love ft. Ellen Ann Higginbotham & Toni Corry Chapter II • A Father's Bond ft. Steve Higginbotham & Jack Corry Chapter III • My First Friends: A Sibling's Perspective ft. Kate Higginbotham, Meg Higginbotham, John-Patrick Corry & Mary (Corry) Field Chapter IV • In Sickness and In Health: A Wife's Persective ft. Sandra Higginbotham & Kaitlyn Corry Chapter V • The Trilogy: Direct from the Patient ft. Matthew Higginbotham & Ryan Corry
01:01:35
June 24, 2020
The 65 Roses Series: Chapter I • A Mother's Love
Cystic Fibrosis (or 65 Roses to kids with CF who can't quite pronounce such a scientific term) is a progressive terminal illness that is genetically transmitted. CF primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. The body produces thick and sticky mucus that can clog the lungs and obstruct the pancreas. Cystic Fibrosis can be life-threatening, and people with the condition tend to have a shorter-than-normal life span. This is a basic definition of Cystic Fibrosis. The scientific definition. A definition that fails to even scrape the surface of this illness. In order to better explain just what CF is and how it affects the lives of the patients who live with it and the people who love them - I decided to speak to two families who have been directly impacted by this illness: The Higginbothams and The Corrys. The Higginbothams you will be hearing from: Steve, Ellen Ann, Kate, Meg, Matthew and Sandra (Matthew's wife) The Corrys you will be hearing from: Jack, Toni, John-Patrick, Ryan, Mary and Kaitlyn (Me! - Ryan's wife) Each person has a unique perspective on CF and is here to share their personal experiences and raise awareness!  The 65 Roses Series will be 5 parts: Chapter I • A Mother's Love ft. Ellen Ann Higginbotham & Toni Corry Chapter II • A Father's Bond ft. Steve Higginbotham & Jack Corry Chapter III • My First Friends: A Sibling's Perspective ft. Kate Higginbotham, Meg Higginbotham, John-Patrick Corry & Mary (Corry) Field Chapter IV • In Sickness and In Health: A Wife's Persective ft. Sandra Higginbotham & Kaitlyn Corry Chapter V • The Trilogy: Direct from the Patient ft. Matthew Higginbotham & Ryan Corry
01:12:55
June 22, 2020
LIFE SERIES #4: Black Lives Matter - Doing The Work
Lexci Mack joins WonderFilledWeek in the fourth installment of the LIFE SERIES. Lexci shares deeply personal experiences of growing up as a Black woman in this country and offers sound advice on how to be an effective ally. Join us as we discuss white privilege, racial bias and protecting our mental health to avoid burnout (Activism is a marathon, not a sprint!). We also offer resources including books, movies, programs and podcasts to check out to better educate ourselves on TRUE American History, what it's like to be Black in America and how to help moving forward.  Follow Lexci on Instagram & Twitter: @lexcimercedes_ Resources Referenced:  1. Books Adults: Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Race by Robin Diangelo - (The Stacks Podcast hosted by Traci Thomas will be doing an episode about  this book later this month) Children: AntiRacist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi A is for Activism by Innosanto Nagara Hands Up! by Breanna J. McDaniel Let’s Talk About Race by Julius Lester *There is a great, age-appropriate breakdown (starting as early as 0-1 year old) about how children perceive race & when to discuss race with your children online - on IG @TheConsciousKid written by the Children’s Community School. 2. Movies/Programming: Just Mercy - Streaming FREE for month of June (Prime Video) The Hate You Give (based on book by Angie Thomas) (Prime Video and Hulu) When They See Us (by Ava DuVernay) - Central Park 5 (Netflix) Selma - Martin Luther King Jr. / Civil Rights Movement (Prime Video) 12 Years a Slave (Prime Video) Dear White People (Netflix) Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland (Netflix) 13th (13th amendment/loophole that allows continuation of black enslavement in the form of mass incarceration) Ava DuVernay - (Netflix) 3. Podcasts:  All My Relations - Matika Wilbur and Adrienne Keene (Different topics facing Native American peoples today) 1619  - Nikole Hannah Jones - New York Times (Slavery in America) Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror (Over 4,000 African Americans between 1877-1950) - various hosts for different episodes Intersectionality Matters!  - Kimberle Crenshaw - American Civil Rights Advocate Code Switch - NPR - Various journalists of color tackle race conversations head on Beyond Prisons - Kim Wilson and Brian Sonenstein - Justice / Mass incarceration / Prison abolition Radical Imagination - Angela Glover Blackwell - Racism / Toxic inequality 4. Organizations to Donate to: 1. Black Lives Matter 2. NAACP 3. George Floyd Memorial Fund 4. Minnesota Freedom Fund 5. Black Visions Collective 6. Reclaim The Block 7. Campaign Zero 8. Unicorn Riot STOP. LISTEN. LEARN. DO. ACTIVISM IS A VERB.  #BLACKLIVESMATTER
01:16:48
June 8, 2020
LIFE SERIES #3: An Adoption Journey
New mom, Danielle Bond, joins WonderFilledWeek in the third installment of the LIFE SERIES. Danielle details her journey to motherhood and the steps it took to find, meet and bring home her daughter, Lulu James, from China. Join us as we discuss what life is like as a first-time mommy and how Danielle and Lulu are faring during quarantine. Follow Danielle & Lulu's adventures on Instagram: @ExtraChromieHomieLuluJames and on Facebook: @BringingHomeLuluJames.  Instagram: @WonderFilledWeek Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WonderFilledWeek/ Merch: https://wonderfilledweek.myshopify.com/
43:44
June 7, 2020
LIFE SERIES #2: Life in Recovery
Jackie Donovan joins WonderFilledWeek in the second installment of the LIFE SERIES: A deeper look into the lives of those around us in an attempt to find connection and commonality and bring us closer together in a time where we may feel alone.  Jackie opens up and gets real about her battle with drug and alcohol addiction, what life in recovery looks like and what’s next for her career. Tune in to Jackie’s podcast: The Part Time Friends Podcast and follow her on Instagram @ItsJackieDonovan to keep up with her beautiful family’s latest adventures! xoxo IG: @WonderFilledWeek
01:39:50
May 25, 2020
LIFE SERIES #1: Life After Miscarriage
Jen Dias joins WonderFilledWeek to kick of the LIFE SERIES: A deeper look into the lives of those around us in an attempt to find connection and commonality and bring us closer together in a time where we may feel alone.  Jen and Kaitlyn pull back the curtain and discuss aspects of their family planning journeys including IUI, IVF, Miscarriage and Motherhood.  Tune in to hear these best friends over nearly 2 decades get REAL! xoxo IG: @WonderFilledWeek
01:36:60
May 18, 2020
Episode 22 - Quarantine Coping
Guest: Julie Rackauskas Topic - Escape From The Heavy: Light chat about what we've been up to in quarantine. THANK YOU! to each and every essential worker on the front lines making the world go round -- You are the true heroes! Sending love & light to all.
42:06
April 21, 2020
Episode 21 - America's Sweethearts
Kaitlyn is joined by her parents, Patty & Jay Hurley, for a chat about relationships and how they change over time.  Tune in for tips to a lasting marriage. They are the cutest! Follow on Instagram: @WonderFilledWeek Rate & Review on iTunes! Shop WonderFilled Merch: https://wonderfilledweek.myshopify.com/
58:11
March 9, 2020
Episode 20 - Twenty Questions
Fan-Favorite Julie Rackauskas is back to play Twenty Questions! Tune in to hear Julie's favorite book & rom-com and Kaitlyn's thoughts on salty vs. sweet.  This episode is all fun & a palate cleanser between heavier episodes.  Stay tuned at the end of the episode to hear Julie's original song: Newport Love!  Follow along on Instagram: @WonderFilledWeek Reach out: WonderFilledWeek@gmail.com Leave a 5-Star rating & review on iTunes! xo
01:26:43
February 17, 2020
Episode 19 - Wellness/Fitness Journey
Reilly Billian joins to discuss all things food, fitness & her journey to wellness! Follow Reilly on Instagram for maj inspo: @ReillyB.Healthy WFW Instagram: @WonderFilledWeek Merch Coming Soon!
55:11
February 10, 2020
Episode 18 - Balancing Act
Today I welcome a woman who is the epitome of #MomGoals & #BusinessBabeGoals, Courtney Goodwin.  We chat all things mom guilt, gratitude & starting your own business! Follow on Instagram: @WonderFilledWeek Like on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/WonderFilledWeek/ Rate & Review on iTunes! Thank you! xo
46:09
February 3, 2020
Episode 17 - Children's Author Whitney Stewart
Children's Author, Whitney Stewart, joins Kaitlyn to discuss how to incorporate mindfulness into our busy day to day lives & how to introduce the practice of mindfulness and meditation to children of all ages. Enjoy!  I. Whitney's Books on Mindfulness & Meditation for Children: (Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at www.IndieBound.org) 1. Tummy Ride: Calming Breaths for Little Ones 2. Loving Kindness: Happy Feelings for Little Ones 3. Mindful Kids: 50 Activities for Kindness, Focus and Calm 4. Mindful Me: Mindfulness and Meditation for Kids  5. Mindful Me: Activity Book 6. Meditation is an Open Sky: Mindfulness for Kids 7. Mindfulness & Meditation: Handling Life with a Calm and Focused Mind II. Other Whitney Stewart books mentioned in this episode: 1. What Do You Celebrate?: Holidays and Festivals Around the World 2. What's On Your Plate?: Exploring The World of Food III. Follow Whitney: www.WhitneyStewart.com Twitter & Instagram: @Whitney Stewart2 https://www.facebook.com/WhitneyStewartAuthor IV. Check out Whitney's FREE Guided Meditation Exercises: https://lernerbooks.blog/2019/08/mindfulness-whitney-stewart.html Follow @WonderFilledWeek on IG for daily inspiration! Thank you! 
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January 27, 2020
Episode 16 - Living with Intention
Happy New Year! Many times, the new year brings with it an urge to make changes, adjustments & improvements to life.  Living with Intention is a GREAT New Year's resolution because it is beneficial to many facets of life. Kate Donovan, CEO of Chasing Wonderment, provides tips & resources for looking inward, learning more about yourself & taking what you learn to approach life with more INTENTION. Find Kate on Instagram: @ChasingWonderment Check out her online shop, blog & e-book: www.ChasingWonderment.com Join Kate's Wonderment Community: www.ChasingWonderment.com/join (claim one of those remaining 28/40 spots to have lifelong access!) Find out your ENNEAGRAM type: www.EnneagramInstitute.com Find out your PERSONALITY type: www.16Personalities.com/free-personality-test Follow ME on Instagram: @WonderFilledWeek Rate & Review on iTunes!  Happy 2020! 
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January 6, 2020
Episode 15 - New Year's Resolutions
2020 is right around the corner. How will you approach the new year?  Do you believe in New Year's Resolutions? Tune in to hear Kaitlyn & guest, Julie Rackauskas' thoughts and plans for 2020. • Set SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic & Time-Oriented) Articles mentioned: 1. https://ideas.ted.com/9-creative-new-years-resolutions/ 2. https://www.womenshealthmag.com/life/a22871960/new-year-resolution-ideas/ Have a safe & healthy holiday and a very happy new year! Cheers to the ROARING 20's!  xo
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December 16, 2019
Episode 14 - ALL GOOD THINGS: Holiday Edition
The Holiday Season is here and Kaitlyn shares all the good cheer she has been seeing as of late: To Listen To: 1. Bossa Nova Christmas Music 2. John Legend: A Legendary Christmas Online Trends: 1. Take 1 Leave 1 Coat Drive -  https://www.facebook.com/T1L1WCP/ 2. Pop Sugar Article - https://www.popsugar.com/family/video-delivery-man-discovering-snacks-outside-house-46975776 3. IG: FOLLOW - #HolidayReminder #StressFreeHolidays To Watch: 1.  Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show - Amazon Prime (NOT Netflix oops!) To Read: 1. One Day In December by Josie Silver -  https://www.amazon.com/One-Day-December-Josie-Silver/dp/0525574689 2. The Matchmaker's List by Sonya Lalli -  https://www.amazon.com/Matchmakers-List-Sonya-Lalli/dp/0451490940 3. The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory - https://www.amazon.com/Wedding-Party-Jasmine-Guillory/dp/1984802194 To Shop: 1. Women's Bean Project - https://www.womensbeanproject.com 2. Ubuntu Life - https://www.ubuntu.life 3. Starfish Project - https://starfishproject.com Follow on Instagram: @WonderFilledWeek Rate & Review on iTunes! xoxo
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December 9, 2019
Episode 13 - Holiday Hacks
The holiday season is upon us and it can be overwhelming, to say the least! In this solo episode, Kaitlyn gives tips for avoiding overspending, overindulging & being overwhelmed with stress this holiday season. Poem Featured: "The Holidays" by Meta Sarmiento: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsD69A9-2aM "How To Avoid Overspending this Holiday Season": https://www.motivatedmom.org/avoid-overspending-christmas/ - Article by Motivated Mom (LaToyia Dennis)  Below are two articles about how to avoid overindulging during the holiday season: 1. https://www.everydayhealth.com/healthy-holidays/avoid-holiday-overindulging.aspx 2. https://coachcampus.com/articles/how-to-avoid-overindulgence-over-the-festive-season/ Below are two articles that discuss grieving during the holidays: 1. https://grief.com/grief-the-holidays/ 2. https://whatsyourgrief.com/64-tips-grief-at-the-holidays/ "10 Stress Relief Tips to Get You Through The Holidays: Self Care for Caregivers": https://dailycaring.com/10-stress-relief-tips-to-get-you-through-the-holidays-self-care-for-caregivers/ "How to Survive The Holidays With a Mental Illness": https://themighty.com/2016/12/surviving-the-holidays-with-depression-and-anxiety/ "Ways to Give Back this Holiday Season": https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/88663/15-ways-give-back-holiday-season Follow on Instagram: @WonderFilledWeek Contact: WonderFilledWeek@gmail.com Rate & Review on iTunes xo  Kaitlyn 
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December 3, 2019
Episode 12 - ALL GOOD THINGS
Life can be so heavy, chaotic & intense.  In the spirit of trying to reframe focus and celebrate the little things, Kaitlyn sits down with friend Julie Rackauskas to share ALL the good things they have each encountered as of late including recommendations for GOOD food, GOOD Netflix binges, GOOD books and so much more.  Stick around for another classic round of THIS or THAT & WOULD YOU RATHER? Follow along on Instagram: @WonderFilledWeek Remember to RATE & REVIEW on iTunes!  Enjoy!
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October 21, 2019
Episode 11 - Grief Advocate & Jewelry Designer: Lindsay Joy Taylor
Lindsay Joy Taylor is a grief advocate and creator & designer behind The Joyful Jewelry Box. Tune in as Kaitlyn and Lindsay discuss everything from loss & grief to building a business & finding your community.  Listen as they share advice on how to support a grieving friend and helpful resources for grievers including books, podcasts, playlists and more! Follow Lindsay to learn more about her bereavement jewelry & keepsakes, the Grief Affirmation Deck and remember to subscribe to her newsletter!  Instagram: @TheJoyfulJewelryBox Etsy: The Joyful Jewelry Box Website: www.TheJoyfulJewelryBox.com Twitter: @_JoyfulTweets_ *Support WonderFilledWeek by following on instagram: @WonderFilledWeek and leaving a 5-star rating and written review on iTunes!*
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October 14, 2019
Episode 10 - Meditation & Reiki Healing
Kelly Tammaro is a REIKI MASTER! Tune in to learn Kaitlyn's thoughts on meditation, take part in a 1-minute guided meditation & learn all things Reiki! If you are in the Massachusetts area and want to get in touch with Kelly, she can be reached at: UsuiReikiTeachers@gmail.com  Books Mentioned: 1. Secrets of Meditation by David Ji 2. Practical Meditation for Beginners: 10 Days to a Happier, Calmer You by Benjamin W. Decker App Mentioned: Insight Timer  Guided Meditation In this Episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHI00Gm98KA Follow @WonderFilledWeek on Instagram for daily pops of art & positivity! Please Rate & Review on iTunes! Enjoy! xo
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October 7, 2019
Episode 9 - Health & Wellness
Marissa Reich is an expert on all things Health & Wellness! She is a Natural Skin Care Esthetician (@TheHonest.Esthetician) at Green Line Beauty in Hollywood, CA (@GreenLineBeauty) & owns her very own VEGAN green dip business (@TheGreenDip).  We dive into everything from mediation to gut health to skin care and everything in between! Check out Marissa on Instagram & send her a DM to book a customized facial today!  Follow @WonderFilledWeek on Instagram for your daily dose of art & positivity! Don't forget to RATE & REVIEW on iTunes! Enjoy! 
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September 9, 2019
Episode 8 - 30 Day Challenge
Have you ever taken a 30-day challenge? Today is the perfect day to start! Tune in for some fun & motivation! Ted Talk: Matt Cutts -  https://www.ted.com/talks/matt_cutts_try_something_new_for_30_days?language=en Music: Throwing Shade by Piff - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8HCyVlSLps&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3qi6XQqcQ9lfaz_3jsASxFgUtzlycl0ZB2TELwuxJEKb1Rr6rRy0bMBKA Follow on Instagram: @WonderFilledWeek Reach out @ WonderFilledWeek@gmail.com with submissions
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September 2, 2019
Episode 7 - Making a Big Change
Change can be hard. Change can be scary. But you can do hard, scary things! Kaitlyn discusses the idea of change with pal, Marisa Leard, who just made a big of her own! All this plus find out which characters from The Office and Pretty Little Liars that Marisa most identifies with! Follow us on Instagram: @WonderFilledWeek, @Maris_Noelle Remember to RATE & REVIEW on iTunes!
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August 20, 2019
Episode 6 - The Importance of Taking a Break
Life can get so hectic. Taking a break every now and again can help! But why do we feel so guilty when we actually take one? Kaitlyn explores this notion with guest Julie Rackauskas who is FaceTiming in with her thoughts from her "break" in The Netherlands. TED Talk Referenced:  https://www.ted.com/talks/stefan_sagmeister_the_power_of_time_off?language=en Follow us on Instagram: @WonderFilledWeek Be sure to Rate & Review on iTunes!
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July 29, 2019
Episode 5 - The Importance of Human Connection
Quick solo episode touching on the importance of human connection. Article Mentioned: https://medium.com/thrive-global/the-science-of-human-connection-and-wellness-in-a-digitally-connected-world-611eb8c1b51c Special Guests: Addie & Katie Corry
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July 21, 2019
Episode 4 - Anxiety & Depression
Quick solo episode briefly touching on living with anxiety & depression. Books Mentioned: 1. More Beautiful Than Before: How Suffering Transforms Us by Steve Leder 2. Poor Your Soul by Mira Ptacin 3. The Way Men Heal by Tom Golden  Instagram Accounts Mentioned: @PositivelyPresent @MentalHealthagram @LauraJaneIllustrations @Mellow.Doodles @StacieSwift Resources Mentioned:  1. The Power Of Love Show 2. Joyful Jewelry Box: 3. The Dinner Party:
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July 1, 2019
Episode 3 - Guest: Maddison Hill
Kaitlyn welcomes dear friend, Maddison Hill, host of Hollyscoop and co-host of podcast 2 Blondes and a Bottle. They discuss chasing  dreams, crushing goals and even take a personality test to determine their outlook on life.  Podcast: 2 Blondes and a Bottle Instagram: @IAmMaddisonHill, @2blondesandabottle Hollyscoop: www.youtube.com/HollyscoopTV
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April 2, 2019
Episode 2 - Guest: Mya Dalton
Kaitlyn welcomes friend & fellow host, Mya Dalton. They discuss overcoming fear & anxiety, share viral social media challenges and so much more!
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March 26, 2019
Episode 1 - Guest: Julie Rackauskas
In this premiere episode, Kaitlyn welcomes friend, Julie Rackauskas. They talk all things good: self care practices, gratitude, and finding the good in the world.
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February 18, 2019
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February 17, 2019