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Liberate and Lather: A Journey to Self Care

Liberate and Lather: A Journey to Self Care

By Angie Clay

Hey friend, hey! Join founder of self-care, brand Liberate and Lather, Angela Clay, who built her success with handmade artisan body care products and signature candles. Angela’s business was blossoming before the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis and at first, like many, she feared the pandemic would stop her rising star. Instead, she found herself connecting with other bold business owners and found so much strength, support, and motivation in their stories. Now, through interviews on A Journey to Self Care Podcast, Angela is sharing these warm and inspiring women with you.
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Speaking of Social Media…With Ashleigh Henry
Speaking of Social Media…With Ashleigh Henry
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March 10, 2022
 A World Of Story and Art with Anita Chavez
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February 24, 2022
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34:02
February 19, 2022
Having The Need and Filling The Void- Skincare and Music.
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37:48
February 11, 2022
A Weight Inclusive Approach To Health with Tomesha Campbell, Health and Wellness Educator
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26:41
February 04, 2022
Group Travel Made Memorable with Chantel West, The Travel Specialist
Group Travel Made Memorable with Chantel West, The Travel Specialist
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35:41
January 29, 2022
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36:58
January 13, 2022
Changing The Face of Wedding Planning
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32:29
December 30, 2021
You Dream It You Can Achieve It
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24:52
December 19, 2021
The mind of Yash… Self Worth Coach Yashi Carrington
The mind of Yash… Self Worth Coach Yashi Carrington
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28:31
November 28, 2021
Connect, Create & Grow Emotionally
Connect, Create & Grow Emotionally
Let’s hang out with Candida Bradley, a mental health advocate who uses creative workshops and compassionate coaching to empower your emotional wellbeing. Candida had to struggle through depression and other forms of hardship before becoming who she is today. Connect with her:  Instagram:   @candida_bradley_ Facebook:    @Candida Bradley Website:       https://candidabradley.com/
39:04
November 09, 2021
Keeping The Well Full Mentally and Physically
Keeping The Well Full Mentally and Physically
Her name is Jennifer Ellis Jackson. She trains beauty professionals and small business owners on how to market their businesses online so they can grow their brands, generate more leads and make more money.  One thing that drives her is what motivates people to become passionate about a certain thing and what is required to become and remain successful in life. Connect with Jennifer on Instagram:    @simplemantramktg Facebook:    @jennifer.ellis1 Website:       http://simplemantramarketing.com/
36:22
October 27, 2021
Embrace Women's Health
Embrace Women's Health
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22:19
October 14, 2021
Love Your Business And Have It Love You Back
Love Your Business And Have It Love You Back
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33:54
August 19, 2021
Managing Stress With Online Ads
Managing Stress With Online Ads
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24:51
August 07, 2021
Making Soap Talk with Kenna
Making Soap Talk with Kenna
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31:24
July 29, 2021
Mid Summer Update
Mid Summer Update
Let's catch up... and do a quick check-in.
17:52
July 15, 2021
Crocheting Her Way To Success
Crocheting Her Way To Success
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39:29
June 03, 2021
It Starts With A Dream
It Starts With A Dream
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29:56
May 27, 2021
Create Your Journey With Journaling
Create Your Journey With Journaling
It was a pleasure to learn from Carolyn Carleton. She is an author, teacher, and creator of the My Journey journal.  What she does best is to encourage, empower & equip others to live their bravest lives.  In this episode, you’ll learn more about what tips she has to offer in journaling.  Enjoy!  Contact Info: Website: www.carolyncarleton.com Email: info@carolyncarleton.com Instagram: @carolyn.carleton
34:30
May 20, 2021
Our Southern Gentlemen - Alicia Chester
Our Southern Gentlemen - Alicia Chester
I've had the pleasure of speaking with my friend Alicia Chester, founder of Our Southern Gentleman. Her business is all about helping boys act and dress like gentlemen. Alicia has 2 boys and runs a business. So how does she do it? You are welcome to find out from this episode. Alicia talks about her business and how she started making bow-ties for young gentlemen. She makes interchangeable bow ties. Her business didn't happen overnight. It started with her love for making things. Check out the full interview and make sure to check out her website to see all of her handmade goodies. Contact Info: Website: www.oursoutherngentlemen.com Email: hello@oursoutherngentlemen.com Instagram: @shopoursoutherngentlemen Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oursoutherngentlemen/ Other: http://oursoutherngentlemen.etsy.com/
37:04
May 13, 2021
Using The Enneagram For Self Exploration
Using The Enneagram For Self Exploration
Self-exploration is not an easy journey to embark but can be very useful and insightful. In this episode, we meet with Erin Slutsky, A life coach who is also an enneagram expert.  Erin values effective interactions, seeks efficient strategies, and eagerly strives to see people become who they were meant to be. With her nursing background, she is able to use a holistic approach to life coaching. The study of the enneagram focused on her quest and helped her to better understand her own personality, her experiences, and her purpose. And for the first time in her life, she felt acceptance for what makes her uniquely herself. Connect with Erin: Website: erinslutskycoaching.com Email: erin@erinslutskycoaching.com Instagram: erinslutskycoaching Facebook: @ErinSlutskyCoaching
31:16
April 29, 2021
Writing Is Healing
Writing Is Healing
Did you know one of the best ways to heal from your past is through writing? Find out how to do it and more from this episode, as we talk to Mari L. McCarthy, an author and journaling guru.  In 1998, Mari lost the feeling and function in the right side of her body. It wasn’t easy for her, as she had to learn to write with her left hand. However, with a dedication to daily ACTION, she began a journaling practice known as Morning Pages. As she continued her writing practice, her symptoms improved and more importantly, she discovered, uncovered, and recovered her True Self and tapped into talents she never knew she had. Now, Mari has developed a compassionate relationship with herself and an inner serenity. https://www.createwritenow.com
26:59
April 22, 2021
Sustainable Eating Habits
Sustainable Eating Habits
Alex Ruiz is a health advocate who is dedicated to helping women with Hashimoto’s disease build sustainable eating habits & gain self-confidence.  She herself was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease (chronic fatigue and unexplained weight gain) in 2010. She has ever since been devoted to helping others (especially women) in situations similar to hers to find healthier products and alternatives to healthier eating. Connect with Alex: Website: https://www.justalexrae.com/ Instagram:  justalexrae
36:21
April 15, 2021
Silence Is Golden
Silence Is Golden
It was a pleasure to meet Jessica Sarkodie, a Ghanaian photographer who has an eye for the unexpected, the overlooked, and the unknown.  After earning her undergraduate degree at Cornell University and working briefly in New York City, she moved back to Accra. She now works on telling the unembellished stories that surround us all - stories that we may or may not know, yet often overlooked. Jessica’s work predominantly comprises travel and documentary narratives, with an insistence on rawness - an attempt to exhibit people and scenes as they really are.  Jessica has a remarkable way of practicing self-care. She uses the art of golden silence in meditation. Do you want to know how? If so, then don't let this episode pass you by. Your comments are always welcome. Connect with Jessica: Instagram: jessicasarkodie https://linktr.ee/jessicasarkodie  website: https://www.jessicasarkodie.com/ 
33:14
April 08, 2021
Self-Care With Skincare
Self-Care With Skincare
What has skincare got to do with self-care? Join me on this episode as we find out the answers from Kelyn Nash, the founder of K Cherin Studio and Beauty. Kelyn has always had a passion for all things creative. She loves makeup. She started from way back in her high school days.  She has an exceptionally amazing way of maintaining self-care by means of skincare. I’m sure you must be wondering how she does that. Well, you can easily get to know how by listening to this episode.  Connect with Kelyn: Email: support@kcherinbeauty.com Instagram:  @kcherinstudio Facebook: Kelyn Cherina Henry-Nash Website: https://www.kcherinstudio.com/
17:51
April 01, 2021
Excelling Through The Odds
Excelling Through The Odds
Please meet Dr. Angelina Davis, the founder of Excel At Consulting. She went into consulting through a non-traditional pathway and struggled to find the resources needed to succeed at the start of her consulting career. Her mission is to help support, strengthen, and elevate the work of women in consulting so they can stand out in a male-dominated industry. In spite of all that she’s been through, she is able to maintain self-care and balance her career and a growing family, among other responsibilities.  Take a moment and enjoy this episode of amazing conversation and interactions.  Don’t forget to leave a comment. Connect with Dr. Angelina on; Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/excelatconsulting/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/excelatconsulting Website: www.excelatconsulting.com
32:12
March 25, 2021
Triumph Over Health Crisis
Triumph Over Health Crisis
Crystal Waddell is amazing. She completes three months of content ahead of time. How else magnificent can that be in being proficient and maintaining self-care? She runs two businesses, cares for her family, and still holds down a job. Where is her cape?   As Crystal was making great things happen, she had a major health crisis that could have given her a reason to put everything on the back burner and walk away. Did she? No, she didn't. She just slowed her pace a bit and kept moving forward.  You will see her shine through her infectious smile. Her way of connecting with others is definitely one of her many superpowers.   Take the time to listen to this short but beautiful conversation between Crystal and me. She has so many gems that she shares and, believe me, after this interview, you would want to add her to your friends' list on IG.  Take the time to leave a comment on this episode. I appreciate you.   Connect: thesocialsolopreneur.com www.collageandwood.com IG: www.instagram.com/Collageandwood IG: www.instagram.com/thesocialsolopreneur
36:39
March 19, 2021
Red Velvet And Metal Smithing
Red Velvet And Metal Smithing
Hey!  Do you like red velvet, thrifting, South Africa, and handcrafted jewelry? Then you do not want to skip past this episode. Meet Sam Slater the Artist whom you will find creating beautiful hand-crafted jewelry at Samantha Slater Studio. Sam is a metalsmith and a lovely visionary. Come along on a journey with me as we dive into the life of this vibrant woman.   After this episode, you might have a taste for red velvet cake and want to peek into your local thrift store to have your own velvet jacket. So, pull up a chair, prop up your feet with your cute wedges and have a listen. Let us know what you think about this episode and leave us a review. Until next time, always liberate your mind and lather up.   Connect: www.samanthaslaterstudio.com IG: samanthaslaterstudio@gmail.com
37:53
March 11, 2021
Shameless Plug- Can I Get Your Vote
Shameless Plug- Can I Get Your Vote
Liberate and Lather has an opportunity to grow with a grant. Please listen to this episode and see how you can help us by February 28th.  Thank you for your support.  Vote:  https://www.myfounderstory.com/vote/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CLme445rN4k/?igshid=8yx5lkpk4q1n Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/MyFounderStory/  
07:02
February 23, 2021
The Vendor's Daughter
The Vendor's Daughter
 In 2021, hats off to a third-generation family business that has existed since 1978. Today with a global pandemic, we have seen many businesses with longevity closed. What makes this family business firm and anchored during a time when the perfect storm continues to pummel businesses? Could it be Jennifer who is always budding with new ideas? She decided to create a podcast of her own. The Vendor's Daughter was built to create a community of entrepreneurs who are proof that building a business is hard but can be done. Through her podcast, she showcases successful businesses and leading healthy, happy lives outside of businesses. Is the secret sauce to the longevity of her family business?   Welcome... join us on this episode as we have a fun and casual conversation about painting a business for the long haul.    www.thevendorsdaughter.com
30:14
February 18, 2021
Keep Moments For Your Self
Keep Moments For Your Self
Have we become so hard-pressed for validation that we have to show all the narratives of our lives on social media? Sit with me as I talk about this subject this is a reflective conversation. Bring your journal along and pen your thoughts. See you inside... don't forget your warm drink.
09:31
February 17, 2021
Find A Rhythm
Find A Rhythm
In today's podcast, we write in our journals and discuss using Clubhouse to build a community. May I have 15 minutes of your time, please? Please note in the episode, I mentioned Moderating Journaling Prompt/Free Writing Room on Clubhouse on Tuesday - Thursday. It is actually Tuesday - Friday. 
15:20
February 09, 2021
Turn Chaos Into Calm
Turn Chaos Into Calm
Have you ever imagined what your life would look like if it was calm and free from chaos? In this episode, I believe that you will find this conversation helpful when you feel like life is starting to head you into overdrive.   Today, I sit down with Deborah Rankin, a writer, health coach, and registered dietitian nutritionist who often help other people improve their self-care. After frenetic years as a sales executive for four Fortune 500 companies, she faced a series of personal losses with no reserves of physical or emotional health. Burned out, sick, and grieving, she hit rock bottom and stayed there for two years. Gradually, she crawled her way back to vitality using the small steps and rituals she now shares with her readers. Her new book De-Stress Your Life: Turn Chaos into Calm is a guidebook to living life with calm and joyful energy. Deborah has a formula that she uses to reduce stress and increase energy (E+M+C2). What does that mean?  1. Eat nourishing food,  2. Move your body,   3. Connect yourself to others.   It is Deborah's mission to help hard-working small business owners, entrepreneurs, and creatives to make small sustainable changes that start at where they are currently. So, come on, hang out for a bit. I'll meet you inside.   GIVEAWAY: Please leave us a review on this post for a chance to win a copy of Deborah's book "De-Stress Your Life: Turn Chaos Into Calm". The Winner will be selected on March 1st, 2021.    Twitter: https://twitter.com/DeborahRankinRD https://www.facebook.com/DeborahRankinRD Website: https://deborahrankinrd.com
33:50
February 04, 2021
Let's Talk About Journaling
Let's Talk About Journaling
Hey there! You know that I am all about journaling.. You can cut me, blood will not drip out, but blue ink from a Bic Velocity Pen.  So you know this woman is serious about her pen and paper.  I digress...  This little chat here today is just a short reminder of why I want to encourage you to pick up the habit of journaling. If you are already doing it, standing ovation for you. Then this conversation is just a quick head nod and a high five to keep going. If you are thinking about it, please pull up a chair for 10 minutes or so and have a listen. This is a historical time period that we are living in. Record! Record! Record! Tell your story on paper bound into a journal. This episode will give you a very concrete foundation on the benefits of journaling.   I would love to know where you are in your journaling expedition. Please leave us a review.    I am always rooting for you, to live authentically, be the best person you want to be, and seek truth through the power of the pen. One love...
09:59
February 02, 2021
Your Cycle, Sanity And Business
Your Cycle, Sanity And Business
Running a business, taking care of a household, dealing with a pandemic, and the list can go on and on.  Then to add to the daily list of emotions, as women, we often deal with hormone imbalances.  PMS symptoms can add to mood swings, excess stress, food cravings, weight gain, bloating, acne, insomnia, just enough to spiral any week out of control.  Join in on this conversation as Audrey Gerber, a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach speaks on how the brain cycles, finding the optimal time to release new ideas and when to fall back and begin increasing self-care.   For her free Starter Kit head over to her website  www.spotlessgirl.com  At the end of the podcast be sure to leave us a review.   
31:59
January 28, 2021
Unapologetically Called Creative
Unapologetically Called Creative
Have you ever wondered what makes creative people so creative?  Are they different from other people who claim to be non-creative?  Is it possible to become a creative person?   Creativity can challenge you, add energy to your life, and allow you to reach your full potential.  The "clutch your pearls", the news is that your own innate creativity can be molded and developed if you choose to be malleable. In this episode join me as I speak about a few character traits of creative people.   
17:23
January 26, 2021
Divorce The Negative Narrative
Divorce The Negative Narrative
Do you really believe that there are good things right around the corner for you?  Or do you think that opportunities are just chilling, all around you, just waiting for you to say "let's go and make things happen?"   I would love for you to grab your journal or open up a new page in Notion and take notes. I want to introduce you to Mae Badiyan, a woman who loves planners, organization, business, social media, wellness, and mindset.  In this conversation, Mae speaks about operating from a place of lack, how you can make your money work for you, and letting things go so you can receive more.  Take the time to tune in and soak in this conversation. www.maebadiyan.com  www.instagram.com/maebad https://www.youtube.com/user/maebesq
27:13
January 21, 2021
Parenting And Self-Care While Sustaining A Business
Parenting And Self-Care While Sustaining A Business
For the last few years, I have been following and gobbling up all the gems that Tara Swiger teaches her audience.  She works with makers and artists to create sustainable and lovable businesses.  I would like to add with a homegrown feel, that it was what I connected with.  If you like sitting on the porch with a sweet tea type of style conversation then you have arrived.   Tara delivers her content through her books, a weekly podcast (which has some slight changes), and online classes. So, prop up your feet as you spark your Liberate and Lather candle and have a listen.  In this episode, we will discuss how parenting four children, running a thriving business, setting goals, and finding time for self-care keeps Tara afloat. https://taraswiger.com https://www.instagram.com/taraswiger
32:55
December 31, 2020
Reflect, Review and Renew
Reflect, Review and Renew
Hey friend! I can't wait until January before reflect on my life. If I did, it would be like a bunch of bounced checks being returned to the bank. Not good for me at all.  Journaling really helps me to remain front and center with my goals and intentions. I need that type of direction to stay focused. Nonetheless, I do get all giddy when the conversation and topics buzz around me. That pertains to reflecting, renewing and reviewing. In this heart-centered conversation that I want to have with you, I share my ideas with some writing prompts I did. Please have a listen before you fill up your calendar for January.  
14:38
December 29, 2020
Living With Autoimmune Disease and Thriving Despite the Odds
Living With Autoimmune Disease and Thriving Despite the Odds
With a 360-degree view of autoimmunity as a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Autoimmune Wellness Coach, and an autoimmune fighter herself for the past 12+ years, April has made it her mission to support driven women with autoimmune disease to take back control over their life and flourish physically, emotionally, and in their relationships despite battling chronic illness. There is a huge void in the traditional healthcare system which often leaves patients feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and completely confused after a life-changing autoimmune diagnosis. Since being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease has a multi-layered impact on our lives, it requires a multi-layered solution in order to successfully manage it. April takes a holistic approach with her clients to help them successfully manage their life with chronic illness with an emphasis on acceptance and self-love. In this episode, we will discuss running a thriving business and living with a chronic illness.  It is uplifting and positive, grab a cup of tea, and let us have a conversation.   Email: april@livingwholebeingwell.com Instagram: livingwholebeingwell Facebook: livingwholebeingwell TIkTok - apriltheautoimmunecoach Website:  www.livingwholebeingwell.com
34:42
December 24, 2020
Overcoming Generational Trauma
Overcoming Generational Trauma
In 2020 self-care became the newly re-invented buzzword of the year.   Going inside and being disconnected from distractions has allowed room for emotions to float up to the surface.  Many have uncovered the connection between what feels like unending emotional pain and their family.  This discovery is not that new, it has been around for centuries. It is known as Generational Trauma.   Generational Trauma isn't experienced by just one individual but passed down from one generation to the next. Though it is relatively a new field of study by experts, those who have been touched by it know firsthand the setback and emotional torture that it can give.   In this episode with Christy Moore we discuss:  Reclaiming your joy despite past experiences or what is happening in the world around you.  We get a little personal in discussing and sharing our own generation trauma.  Why self-care and is needed around issues like Generational Trauma to help you to continue to thrive, grow, and build a successful life and business.  
34:24
December 17, 2020
How To Creatively Embody Your Unique Bio
How To Creatively Embody Your Unique Bio
Are you a creative, multi-passionate, and not the average cookie-cutter business owner? You hold your breath when you get in a room of people because you cringe at the thought of having to explain to people what you do. It's not that you don't know, but conveying all the working parts of what you do is overwhelming. This is the podcast episode that you do not want to skip. Take a break from Zoom, grab your favorite notebook and pen, and have a listen. Dana Ray explains how you can bend and shape your bio to shine in any room that you enter.  Email: dana@danaray.com  Dana Ray: https://danamray.com/  Elizabeth Gilbert: https://youtu.be/0g7ARarFNnw
30:06
December 10, 2020
Welcome To Club CoCo
Welcome To Club CoCo
Majority of people at some point have dreams. Many land on dusty shelves, and are spoken of after a few glasses of bubbly. For others they go after their passions, leaving homelands and all that is familiar to pursue the "thing" that will bring them fulfillment. They will take on jobs that will take care of their material needs while playing gigs on the side. Meet Coco Maria she specializes in Brazilian, South, Central American and Caribbean wax. Dancing is another form of self-care sweating and swaying to grooves like Bossa Nova, Samba, Cumbia, and many other rhythms from sunnier destinations. Self-care is being fully aware of what you want and going after it. Pull up a chair and listen as Coca Maria the host of "Club Coco" on Worldwide FM allows us to take an intimate peek inside her world. https://worldwidefm.net/ https://cocomaria.net/
31:45
December 03, 2020
Journaling Is Self Care
Journaling Is Self Care
Hey friend.... Thanks for taking a seat and sharing this space with me.  Today we are talking about a few key points about my beloved topic: Journaling for Self-Care! What we dive in on are a few thoughts on why picking up a pen is essential and helps with things like creative flow, gratitude and achieving set goals.  It is short but sweet conversation over your beverage of choice.  I also made an announcement about a project that is dear to my little "tinker".  I think you will find such great value in this announcement too.  Please be sure to click the link below and sign up for our journaling email list and if you are feeling "extra" generous today please leave us a review on iTunes. This way to get on the list---> www.liberateandlather.com Until next time... always liberate your life and lather up each day with peace and gratitude. Angie
13:01
December 01, 2020
Who Really is Your Competitor?
Who Really is Your Competitor?
Not long ago I had the honor of speaking with a friend and “competitor” Lisa Denson, one of the co-founders of Ekocreashunz. Ekocreashunz was founded by Lisa and Alexis Denson, a dynamic mom and daughter duo. The two started creating jewelry as a hobby in 2008 and heeded to the requests of friends and family to turn it into a business in late 2010. Designing jewelry has always been an outlet for the two of them. Inspired by nature and beautiful scenery, colors and geometric shapes, they create unique, timeless, wearable pieces of art for men and women. Every piece is handcrafted in their studio in Grayson, Georgia, USA. In case handmade, eco friendly goodies isn't cool enough, every item sold plants a tree!
32:52
November 12, 2020
Founder Ayana Webb Discusses the Framing of The Musical Webb
Founder Ayana Webb Discusses the Framing of The Musical Webb
This week I had the pleasure of speaking with The Musical Webb founder and instructor, Ayana Webb. Ayana has been involved in the music industry for over 10 years. From hosting music showcases in New York, to reaching #1 on the Billboard charts by being a part of Jill Scott’s “Light of the Sun” (reference: www.allmusic.com), Ayana has kept her finger on the pulse of music recording and business. She went on to found The Musical Webb, an online piano training site that currently teaches over 4,000 paid students, as well as over 6,600 email subscribers. To learn more or to sign up for piano lessons visit her site, www.themusicalwebb.com.
36:04
November 05, 2020
The Foundation Of Our Business Starts With Our Feet
The Foundation Of Our Business Starts With Our Feet
I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Jen Perez, the blonde half of Gait Happens. Her goal is to educate the masses that there is more to foot health than orthotics and injections. Dr. Perez and her office focus on foot and gait mechanics. They observe the way people move and how those movements impact the pain they might be having. They then treat the movements and help their clients move differently or adjust things slightly to better the client's way of life. So I am sure you are wondering how does foot health ties into self-care? Well, one of the key staples of self-care is physical movement…right?  Have a listen to this episode I am sure it will change the way you view your wonderfully made wheels.  
36:11
October 29, 2020
Self-Care is Falling in Love with Yourself
Self-Care is Falling in Love with Yourself
Let's talk about falling in love.  Not with just anyone but the one that matters drum roll please...yourself.  How would it feel to do this?  How do you even get started?Go ahead insert those ear-buds into your ears and let's talk.
09:54
October 27, 2020
$500k In Debt To Financial Freedom With Franchelle Caesar
$500k In Debt To Financial Freedom With Franchelle Caesar
This week on I had the pleasure of speaking with Franchelle Caesar. Fran is a Dave Ramsey Certified Master Financial Coach, Money Mindset Ninja, & Anxiety Whisperer! She became a financial guru through her own personal journey of being $500,000 in debt…what a wake up call. She explains how she got a call one day that she had defaulted on her car payment. That shocking phone call opened her eyes and made her deep dive into her finances and realize she didn't really know what she was doing with her money. That she was never really taught how to budget or spend responsibly. Raise your hand if you've been there!? Click here for a freebie from Fran!  https://www.boldworldplanners.com/financial-self-care-routine
31:19
October 22, 2020
Healing Through Music With Melody Box Co
Healing Through Music With Melody Box Co
When I met these two ladies and heard about their background, I was just blown away! I wanted to work with them and knew they could help me find that song I was seeking for my business. They answer a more challenging prompt right off the bat in our interview, Yearning, and the prompt spoke to each woman in a different way which was so beautiful and shows that journaling is not one size fits all. So jump in and listen to their story and journey to where they are today. It is one of a kind amazing. Enjoy!
29:59
October 15, 2020
Liberate and Lather has a Self-Care Theme Song!
Liberate and Lather has a Self-Care Theme Song!
This week on the Podcast is my celebration of what the meaning of Self-care means to me and how important it is to implement this as a daily practice. When my assistant came to me and said that I should really take the audio from the videos that I was already doing and turn them into a Podcast I was excited because it validated what I was thinking.  However, I wanted to have my own original song that summed up what Liberate and Lather was all about.  So this week the song will be released.  In this episode I discuss the song verse by verse and a slight overview of how it was to work with Melody Box Co.  Be sure to catch the full interview in Episode 17 this week.  I don’t want to spill the beans quite yet.  But I did want my special time alone with my special backup dancers.  You want to be sure to catch the next episode for a free download of the song. 
29:59
October 13, 2020
Tuesday Shop - Rian Robison
Tuesday Shop - Rian Robison
Travel is reduced and borders are closed in many places.  People are turning to local artisans and internet shops to fill their shopping needs.  Tuesday Shop is no exception on the pivot that Rian Robison had to make with her business.   Listen as Rian takes us through her journey and how her business is growing despite COVID-19.  She creates hand painted Kimonos in her studio in Seattle, WA.  Shopping with Tuesday Shop allows you to experience a piece of Japan in an authentic way with a beautiful twist.  Pull up a chair and have a listen.
32:06
October 12, 2020
I'm Too Busy for Myself...
I'm Too Busy for Myself...
We know we are out of pocket when we don't have time for ourselves.  Are you to just too busy at times for yourself?  I know and wholeheartedly agree that we live in a world that is telling us to “self-care”,”self-love”, and “focus on you”, but really do you? Majority of us, myself included are doing something that could be called empty time. We listen to music, podcasts, audiobooks and trainings as we drive around or go about our day. Many even on public transit can be seen scrolling social media or reading.  Have you taken your phone in the bathroom texted or checked and replied to emails? No judgement here, but can we talk for a few minute? Today for just a few minutes join me as I chat about taking time to implement being still.   Head over to www.liberateandlather.com for more inspiration on journaling and self-care. 
08:10
October 07, 2020
Planning Is A Pathway For Success with Emilee Wong From Sweet Fox Paperie
Planning Is A Pathway For Success with Emilee Wong From Sweet Fox Paperie
A few weeks ago I spoke with Emilee Wong, owner and founder of Sweet Fox Paperie, y’all know I love some good paper! I also love planning and journaling and buying fancy paper and pens and new notebooks really excites me! So I was thrilled to interview a paper guru. Emilee has an amazing line of products and in our discussion we dive into self-care and paper journaling. The first thing we talked about was Liberate and Lather’s journal prompt, Be Still, and I just love her answer. I think she hit the nail on the head with her response and how others are having a hard time finding the time to actually be still during this pandemic. Curious to know more? Jump in and listen to our chat! Be sure to check out Sweet Fox Paperie on Facebook and Instagram! @sweetfoxpaperie
21:09
October 04, 2020
Reflektion Designs - Anitra Terrell Self-Care with Creating your Creative Space
Reflektion Designs - Anitra Terrell Self-Care with Creating your Creative Space
A few weeks back I spoke with Anitra Terrell the creative founder of Reflektion Designs. She designs decor for culturally inspired people who love unique, colorful pieces reflektive of who they are. Using a curated approach to sourcing textiles and a discerning eye for pattern. She offers products that help you to create a home that feels collected not decorated. Say goodbye to humdrum decor and hello to decor that sparks conversations and makes you smile every time you walk into your space. Anitra is such a fun person and how we met is a little crazy! We didn't even know we knew each other! Her answer to our journal prompt is really positive and rings true to us women entrepreneurs.  Anitra has such an interesting back story and how her business became a reality story. We dive into that more in depth and listen to her describe her journey from 2006 to where she is now is so interesting. Her products are beautiful and unique. She offers a wide range of products for your home and person including journals! Can't wait to get my hands on one of those! So tune in and enjoy my chat with Anitra!
26:09
September 16, 2020
Using Systems to Streamline Your Life with Jordan Gill
Using Systems to Streamline Your Life with Jordan Gill
A few weeks ago I spoke with an amazing woman named Jordan Gill. Jordan is operations consultant and founder of Systems Saved Me, helps overworked one-woman shows become streamlined solopreneurs. Her jam is creating a cohesive operating system for managing your tasks, files and inbox. She’s been on podcasts like What Works and CEO Vibes sharing her love of replacing monthly retainers with one day virtual intensives. She currently lives in Dallas TX with her cavapoo Vivienne and collection of 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzles.
20:34
September 16, 2020
Push Past COVID-19 and Discover St. Lucia Tours with Keiwa Simpson
Push Past COVID-19 and Discover St. Lucia Tours with Keiwa Simpson
Last week I had the pleasure of speaking with Keiwa Simpson from Discover St. Lucia Tours. She is a local St. Lucia travel planner that helps overworked couples design their perfect island getaway. She grew up on the island and has lived there all of her life so she knows the insider tips and tricks for hot spots and relaxation spots on her island. I love her energy and enthusiasm for her job and the time she spends with her couples helping them plan their best vacation ever, is amazing. Her island is full of self-care treats. Beautiful restaurants, luxurious hotels, warm waterfalls and beautiful hikes and scenery, plus THE BEACH, additionally it is super safe and the locals love having tourists there. As Keiwa says, “there's something for everyone.” Sign me up! Listen as she discusses some of the popular dishes on her island, I love that one of them is a Friday special!
25:25
September 16, 2020
The Magic is You: Michele and Aimee Take 100% Responsibility For Your Life
The Magic is You: Michele and Aimee Take 100% Responsibility For Your Life
Last week I had the opportunity to speak with Michelle Rohr and Aimee Johanan from Passive Income Planner Girl. They work together to create digital planners on how to earn passive income, they teach a course on how to implement the planners and taking 100% responsibility for your life, they also have several amazing templates for planners and even a Canva template. Honestly, they wear many hats and I am in awe of their passion and drive for the business they created and run. POWERHOUSE TEAM! In our interview we talked first about what word they are living by right now. COVID is such a bizarre time in our world and it is hard to nail down a word or phrase to motivate yourself by. As a journaler, I of course was anxious to hear what words they would chose that has driven their business and success during the lockdowns. It is the perfect word and so simple to say but hard to live out. Listen as they talk about that and of course how they are maintaining self-care during all of the madness.
41:26
September 16, 2020
Control Only What You Can Control with LocBae Founder Jamillia
Control Only What You Can Control with LocBae Founder Jamillia
Last week I had the privilege of chatting with Jamillia. She is a warm, kind, and creative woman I met on IG during this COVID lockdown. She does live Instagram videos with other people newly on their lock journey. In the real world, she works for company that gives grants to non-profits. She is also a writer. Listen to hear more about her writing journey. Jamillia and I chat about how she is maintaining self-care during the quarantine period. Her answer is one that made me feel all the feels. She said she is working on being intentionally kind to herself. Working on not being her own biggest critic. That is amazing to hear. This quarantine time is confusing and stressful but being able to go back to the basics and only controlling what we can control, ourself and our attitude towards ourselves, while the world is in chaos. So before I give away the whole interview I am going to stop and let you listen now! Check it out below!
22:50
September 16, 2020
Infectious Disease Doctor Dr. Alexea Gaffney Speaks on Maintaining Self-Care During COVID-19
Infectious Disease Doctor Dr. Alexea Gaffney Speaks on Maintaining Self-Care During COVID-19
This past week I had the honor of interviewing Dr. Alexea Gaffney, a triple board certified Infectious Disease Doctor, author, speaker, coach, a mother, and a breast cancer SURVIVOR THRIVER. This woman is the epitome of a BOSS.  She is amazingly smart and I am so glad we got the opportunity to chat and discuss her job right now, her self-care during the pandemic, and just generally get to know her better. During this pandemic, Dr, Gaffney was asked to come back into in patient, in hospital care to help provide more help for the influx of patients. We discuss her risks with that being a breast cancer survivor and how she approached that decision to go back into the hot zone with her family. She and her Medical community came up with an amazing plan to protect her and keep her safe while visiting patients. She is just such an awesome woman, driven to help people and patients, you can hear the love and passion she and for her job when she talks about it. I can't wait for you to hear how she is been managing her self-care, career, and home life in the middle of a Pandemic.
24:34
September 16, 2020
How Do We Refocus Our Business to Work From Home? With Chris Guillot from Merchant Method
How Do We Refocus Our Business to Work From Home? With Chris Guillot from Merchant Method
This week I had the pleasure of interviewing Chris Guillot, founder of the Merchant Method. And y'all, she knows her stuff. She is fabulous and we just have such a mutual admiration for each other. She is a retail consultant full of knowledge and drive for her clients. In this interview we talk about how she got her business started 7 years ago and how it has grown and evolved through the years. During this pandemic, Chris and I met in a group we were both members of on social media and just hit it off. We talked about how this time has changed our businesses and how she had to shift focus to support her clients as they navigated a time no one saw coming. "How do we refocus our business to work from home with kids, family members, and all of the regular adult things on top running a business?" She is just such a personable, lovely woman, I loved speaking with and I can't wait for you all to see and listen.
37:53
September 16, 2020
Tieton Teas Founder Nikki Tucker Spills The Tea
Tieton Teas Founder Nikki Tucker Spills The Tea
This week I had the pleasure of interviewing a new-to-me-friend and local Washington creative, Nikki Tucker, founder of Tieton Teas! (listen to Podcast for pronunciation for all you non-Washington natives) Her story is super cool, she has a business background and finally decided to start her own business instead of helping others grow their businesses. She also teaches me how to properly use her AMAZING tea infuser bottles. Y'all, these things are the bomb diggity. They are glass and keep all of the little tea leaves safe and sound in the strainer. Listen to the interview to hear about my sad little strainer I used before Nikki showed me the way to perfectly strain tea. I'm still learning though as you can see. I hope you enjoy our fun tea talk!
29:44
September 16, 2020
Love Her Wellness: Lekeshia Angelique Stop Struggling with Confidence and Self Doubt
Love Her Wellness: Lekeshia Angelique Stop Struggling with Confidence and Self Doubt
We're back with more interview goodness today! This woman is who you need to chat with if you are struggling with confidence or have doubts in your life. We are all strong women and sometimes that strength and confidence gets a little lost and needs some help to be found. She is such an amazing woman with a great story and a passion for helping others. This interview was so informative and I hope you feel inspired to be the best you! Come see what all she has to say and hear about her new course on the Imposter Syndrome. What is that you ask? Listen and find out!
19:55
September 16, 2020
Compliments 'N Coffee: Ashleigh Brown Speaks On Affirmations and Coffee
Compliments 'N Coffee: Ashleigh Brown Speaks On Affirmations and Coffee
I am seriously digging these interviews! This week was so fun. Ashleigh is AHH-mazing and I love love her concept. "Our hearts and minds need coffee in the form of encouraging affirmations. Here’s how I know that’s true: When you believe you can handle anything, you actually do. Your mind is powerful – what you choose to believe you become. The best part? Transforming your mindset starts with small sips."  - Compliments 'N Coffee She aims to remind everyone how important it is to treat yourself kindly. She created this fantastic line of mugs with positive affirmations inside the mug and her lovely logo is on the outside of the cup. We chatted about her business and how she is maintaining her self-care during her lockdown. I love her brand and concept so much and that was only furthered by this interview. Come listen to all of the amazing things Ashleigh has to say in the interview below!
26:54
September 16, 2020
Gray and Gloss: Robin Josey
Gray and Gloss: Robin Josey
Back back back again!  I love these interviews and I can't get enough of hearing about fellow creatives and how they started their groovy businesses. So this past week I chatted with a long time friend, Robin, creator of Gray and Gloss. She started as a blog about 9 years ago and Gray and Gloss has morphed into what it is now. She talks about the power in going gray and natural with your hair, along with makeup tutorials and sampling different makeup brands for her followers. She also shares about how she recently started discussing skincare for women over the age of the average blogger.
38:15
September 16, 2020
Liberate and Lather: A Journey to Self Care the 411
Liberate and Lather: A Journey to Self Care the 411
Welcome friend! I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself and my new venture...this podcast. I am a soap and candle junkie with a big passion for self-care. COVID-19 brought out the stress of uncertainty and confusion of where my income for my business was going to come from next. I was forced to sit and contemplate my next step. To revamp my site and how I sold my products and to possibly create something new to help maybe my business. What happened was an interview series that lead me to create this podcast. Through my interview series I met many other creatives trying to figure out the next step for their business during 'Rona. So please, sit back and enjoy the project that evolved from a tragedy. Much love, Angie Clay
20:41
September 16, 2020
MoaZen: Faith and Hope Pivoting During A Pandemic
MoaZen: Faith and Hope Pivoting During A Pandemic
Hey hey! Coming through today with a fun interview I did with some new friends! We met via Instagram when Hope from MoaZen Jewelry commented on one of our journal prompt posts. I love social media for that! Hope and Faith started MoaZen Jewelry several years ago and through the years have grown their business to be creative jewelry and conscious art. You can now find them chillin at their studio hosting DIY classes and other fun art classes! Wish I could get to NC to check it out! During this weird time at home we talk about how important it is to maintain self care and keeping in tune with yourself. One thing we talked about keeping those good vibes flowing. Remembering this is a great time to slow down and find a project or hobby that you've been wanting to try but never had the time for. Gardening, crafts, reading more, learning a new skill, or whatever!
25:26
September 16, 2020