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KERRIISMS SPEAKS

KERRIISMS SPEAKS

By KERRIISMS SPEAKS
KERRIISMS SPEAKS is a podcast that shares personal conversations and stories of spiritual growth, emotional wellness, mental health, and creativity meeting the magic that's within all of us. Hosted and produced by Toronto-born, Brooklyn-raised writer, life coach, and digital creator, Kerri Olivia aka KERRIISMS. Music by The Passion HiFi.
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We Have Everything We Need (ft. Tyler Riley)
Writer, poet, and mindset life coach Tyler Riley and I talk about the importance of self-validation and how it can directly affect our self love and self care journeys. How does seeking validation from yourself first help you on your own self love journey? In what ways has self-validation played a role in your life? ------- Timestamps: 0:00 - Podcast intro  0:40 - Kerri Olivia introduces the featured guest, Tyler Riley 2:05 - Tyler shares how she started The Nude Podcast 4:03 - Tyler shares her love of writing and how it influences her work  6:16 - Tyler shares her journey in becoming a life coach  9:13 - Self care is not an option 13:25 - Kerri Olivia talks about surface level self care  18:44 - Tyler shares the benefits + challenges of being a writer  20:29 - Tyler shares benefits + challenges of being a life coach  29:00 - Tyler shares the best piece of advice she's received in 2020 30:44 - Tyler shares what self love is teaching her so far 35:53 - Kerri Olivia talks about self-abandonment  37:31 - Kerri Olivia shares final thoughts on episode along with socials to connect with her and Tyler  39:39 - Podcast outro ------- Watch this podcast on YouTube: ------- Connect with Tyler: www.instagram.com/tythewordsmith www.twitter.com/tythewordsmith www.instagram.com/thenudepod www.twitter.com/thenudepod ------- Connect with Kerri Olivia: http://www.kerriisms.co http://www.instagram.com/kerriisms http://www.twitter.com/kerriisms http://bit.ly/kerriisms-on-tiktok ------ Subscribe to Kerri Olivia's newsletter to hear 'KERRIISMS SPEAKS' first, get the latest community events + updates, and a sneak peek of the upcoming book, 'REQUITED': http://bit.ly/requited-lovers ------ Subscribe to, rate, and review the podcast here: Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/3bm9pyn YouTube playlist: https://bit.ly/3oRjk2J ------ Donate to + support the 'KERRIISMS SPEAKS' podcast: paypal.me/kerriisms ------ Stay tuned + stay true, crew! xoxo
40:28
July 24, 2021
Reclaim + Follow Your Curiosity (ft. Kaitlin Fyfe)
I had the opportunity to speak with Kaitlin Fyfe about her practice with yoga, how it influences her personal self love journey, being intentional about making the most out of the moments we have in the present, and the healing force of music.  ------  Timestamps:  0:00 - Podcast intro  0:40 - Kerri Olivia introduces the featured guest, Kaitlin Fyfe  2:53 - Kaitlin shares her experience with yoga teacher training   6:01 - Kaitlin + Kerri Olivia talk about the link between yoga + inner work  7:07 - Black women + women of color occupying self care + wellness spaces, importance of representation  11:00 - Kaitlin shares how Grow The Journey started   16:38 - Kerri Olivia + Kaitlin discuss inner work   27:22 - Returning to your curiosity as a child for self care   33:33 - Kaitlin shares the best advice she's received   34:51 - You can change your mind at any moment   37:03 - Acknowledge our light + darkness   41:08 - Kaitlin speaks about music as a healing force for her   43:19 - Kerri Olivia shares final thoughts on the episode along with socials to connect with her + Kaitlin  45:05 - Podcast outro  ------  Watch this podcast on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/reclaim-follow-curiosity-video  ------  Connect with Kaitlin:  http://www.instagram.com/kaitfyfe  http://www.instagram.com/grow.thejourney  ------  Connect with Kerri Olivia:  http://www.kerriisms.co  http://www.instagram.com/kerriisms  http://www.twitter.com/kerriisms  http://bit.ly/kerriisms-on-tiktok  ------  Subscribe to Kerri Olivia's newsletter to hear 'KERRIISMS SPEAKS' first, get the latest community events + updates, and a sneak peek of the upcoming book, 'REQUITED':  http://bit.ly/requited-lovers  ------  Subscribe to, rate, and review the podcast here:  Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/3bm9pyn  YouTube playlist: https://bit.ly/3oRjk2J  ------  Donate to + support the 'KERRIISMS SPEAKS' podcast:  paypal.me/kerriisms  ------  Stay tuned + stay true, crew! xoxo
45:54
July 17, 2021
Self Care + Community Care in Caribbean Culture (ft. Gerri K. Connaught)
Gerri and I had the opportunity to reconnect and speak in person for the first time since our high school and college days! Listen to this episode to hear us catch up and speak about our self love + self care journeys, how deeply integrated it is with community care in Caribbean culture, and how that impacts both of us today.  ------  Timestamps:  0:00 - Podcast intro  0:40 - Kerri Olivia speaks about podcast hiatus  1:26 - Kerri Olivia shouts out fans of the podcast  1:47 - Kerri Olivia introduces featured guest  2:56 - Gerri shares her academic journey  6:50 - Gerri shares a day in her life as a social worker (self care routine)  9:09 - Gerri shares the importance of self care during the pandemic  10:20 - Gerri shares when she started her self care journey  12:49 - Kerri Olivia shares how our self care journey starts in so many different ways  14:16 - Gerri shares how the pandemic can allow us to slow down + be conscious  21:11 - Kerri Olivia + Gerri share their thoughts on transformation  24:30 - Gerri touches on how Caribbean culture approaches self care + mental health  32:04 - Gerri + Kerri Olivia shares thoughts on racial + social unrest  37:00 - Gerri shares benefits + challenges of practicing self care as a Caribbean person  39:17 - Kerri Olivia shares her experience with self care + communication  44:26 - Gerri touches on approaching conflict + communication with curiosity  47:46 - Learning to let relationships go  58:56 - Gerri shares when self love + self care became necessary for her  1:07:36 - Kerri Olivia shares thoughts on the ego + higher self  1:10:03 - Journaling saved our lives  1:18:20 - From the men I have experienced?  1:19:28 - Allowing yourself to process difficult emotions  1:26:08 - Gerri shares the best pieces of advice she’s ever received  1:32:03 - What makes Gerri proud to be a Caribbean?  1:35:22 - Here’s how to contact Gerri  1:36:02 - Kerri Olivia shares her thoughts on the episode  1:37:17 - Podcast outro  ------  Watch this podcast on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/3oRjk2J  ------  Connect with Gerri:  http://www.instagram.com/gerriberri26  ------  Connect with Kerri Olivia:  http://www.kerriisms.co  http://www.instagram.com/kerriisms  http://www.twitter.com/kerriisms  http://bit.ly/kerriisms-on-tiktok  ------  Subscribe to Kerri Olivia's newsletter to hear 'KERRIISMS SPEAKS' first, get the latest community events + updates, and a sneak peek of the upcoming book, 'REQUITED':    http://bit.ly/requited-lovers  ------  Subscribe to, rate, and review the podcast here:  Apple Podcasts:  http://apple.co/3bm9pyn  YouTube playlist:  https://bit.ly/3oRjk2J  ------  Donate to + support the 'KERRIISMS SPEAKS' podcast:  paypal.me/kerriisms  ------  Stay tuned + stay true, crew! xoxo
01:38:01
May 31, 2021
Living Intentionally From Home + Abroad (ft. Aneakaleigh Neils)
Aneakaleigh Neils and I sat down to talk about living intentionally. Whether you are at home or living abroad, your self love and self care journeys will follow you anywhere. They will also help you to live your best life! Listen to this episode and see what Aneakaleigh + I have to say on this as we share our experiences.  ------  Timestamps:  0:00 - Podcast intro  0:40 - Kerri Olivia introduces the featured guest  1:34 - Beginning of discussion  2:32 Aneakaleigh shares childhood memories in Trinidad  3:55 - Aneakaleigh explains her decision to live abroad  9:52 - Kerri Olivia shares her moving experience  11:40 - Aneakaleigh shares how language played a role in her experience  15:02 - The origin of The Caribbean Millennial  18:43 - Aneakaleigh shares her day in the life  19:46 - Aneakaleigh shares her thoughts on being a content creator  21:33 - Kerri Olivia shares her experience on being a content creator + finding purpose  22:44 - Aneakaleigh + Kerri share the importance of being vulnerable with your audience  25:14 - Aneakaleigh shares how she started her self care journey  30:37 - Aneakaleigh shares her favorite self care practices  33:20 - The benefits of crying 35:29 - What does living intentionally mean to Aneakaleigh?  41:05 - Aneakaleigh shares lessons she's learned from travel + living abroad  44:00 - Learning to honor + respect ourselves  46:44 - Aneakaleigh shares the best piece of advice she's received  49:44 - How to feel empowered in your relationships  52:13 - Kerri Olivia + Aneakaleigh share their thoughts on unlearning  54:32 - The power is within you  1:00:16 - Aneakaleigh shares her definition of self love + self care  1:02:41 - Aneakaleigh gives advice to aspiring content creators + entrepreneurs  1:04:58 - Aneakaleigh shares her socials  1:06:42 - Kerri Olivia shares her thoughts on the discussion  1:07:53 - Podcast outro  ------  Watch this podcast on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/38VOwsc  ------  Connect with Aneakaleigh:  http://www.thecaribbeanmillennial.com  http://www.instagram.com/astridoxford  http://www.instagram.com/thecaribbeanmillennial  http://www.facebook.com/thecaribbeanmillennial  ------  Connect with Kerri Olivia:  http://www.kerriisms.co  http://www.instagram.com/kerriisms http://www.twitter.com/kerriisms  http://www.vm.tiktok.com/ZMJnLYhuf/  ------  Subscribe to Kerri Olivia's newsletter to hear 'KERRIISMS SPEAKS' first, get the latest community events + updates, and a sneak peek a book of prose + poetry, 'REQUITED':  http://bit.ly/requited-lovers  ------  Subscribe to, rate, and review the podcast here:  Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/3bm9pyn  YouTube playlist: https://bit.ly/3oRjk2J  ------  Donate + support the 'KERRIISMS SPEAKS' podcast:  paypal.me/kerriisms  ------  Stay tuned + stay true, crew! xoxo
01:08:33
January 15, 2021
Self Care for Creatives + Freelancers (ft. Tia R. Scott)
Tia R. Scott and I sit down to talk about freelance writing and what it means to be a creative behind the scenes. We discuss how an aspiring writer can be successful in the field and how self care plays an important role not only for the craft, but in all aspects of life.    ------   Timestamps:   0:00 - Podcast intro   0:40 - Kerri Olivia introduces the featured guest    2:35 - Beginning of discussion    3:17 - How Tia became a freelance writer    5:31 - Writing for marketing versus telling a story    6:37 - Tia shares her writing niche    7:13 - Tia shares her writing process   9:51 - Tia shares what she loves about being a freelance writer   11:47 - Tia shares the importance of word-of-mouth to build her clientele   12:51 - Self care practices during writing    15:14 - Normalize black women taking naps   17:38 - Tia shares how she started her self care journey   20:07 - Life in your 20s versus your 30s   25:20 - Tia shares her favorite self care practices    26:15 - Advice for aspiring freelance writers    28:20 - Tia shares the best piece of advice she's ever received   29:18 - What is the most important time of your life?   30:23 - What does self love + self care mean to you?    32:03 - Tia shares her socials   32:41 - Kerri Olivia shares her thoughts on the discussion    33:31 - Podcast outro    ------  Watch this podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/zNd-g50mb_o  ------    Connect with Tia on IG + Twitter:    instagram.com/tia_the_writer    twitter.com/tia_the_writer    ------  Connect with Kerri Olivia on IG, Twitter, and TikTok:    instagram.com/kerriisms    twitter.com/kerriisms    vm.tiktok.com/ZMJnLYhuf/    ------  Subscribe to Kerri Olivia's newsletter to hear 'KERRIISMS SPEAKS' first, get the latest community events + updates, and a sneak peek of her upcoming book, 'REQUITED':   http://bit.ly/requited-lovers ------  Donate + support the 'KERRIISMS SPEAKS' podcast:   paypal.me/kerriisms  ------  Stay tuned + stay true, crew! xoxo
32:05
January 01, 2021
The Myth of the Starving Artist (ft. T-Bone)
While you are doing what feeds your body, are you doing what feeds your soul? Aspiring B-Boy T-Bone and I talk about the myth of the starving artist. Do you think it is wrong or right to want monetary exchange for your work? Are you compromising yourself by doing so? A polarizing topic to discuss, but one that is needed to have. Tune in to hear what we think.  
28:30
March 01, 2019
Having Vision and Planning as a Creative (ft. Super Ivi)
I sit down to talk with producer, creative director, and marketing strategist, Super Ivi, about the importance of planning and having vision as a creative. Make your dreams and vision known, have a plan, see it through, and see what happens. Stay tuned and stay true, crew! 
38:02
February 15, 2019
The Genuine Process of Building a Brand (ft. Fifi Buchanan)
I speak with wellness and lifestyle content creator Fifi Buchanan on building brands the genuine way in order to connect with your audience, clients, longtime supporters, and customers. While there are so many ways to make it to the top, which methods serve you best? Find out what we think in the lastest episode of KERRIISMS SPEAKS. Stay tuned and stay true! 
38:07
February 01, 2019
Women, Love, and Careers (ft. Sarah Em)
What is it like for the modern 21st-century woman these days? Can women really have it all? Listen in to find out what Sarah Em and I thought! For show notes and additional info, visit kerriisms.com.
24:19
September 29, 2017