The Loni Swain Show Podcast

The Loni Swain Show Podcast

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By LoniSwain
Media Personality Loni Swain hosts quote-worthy conversations aimed at helping to provide listeners with inspiration and insight to live their best and most authentic personal and professional lives.
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The Sweetest Recipe For Success
Last year, Mignon Francois and her boutique cupcakes @thecupcakecollection celebrated 10yrs of “sweet success” in Nashville, TN and she opened a second location @thecupcakecollectionnola in her hometown of New Orleans. As with every success, there is a story behind it! In this episode of The Loni Swain Show, Mignon joins me to share hers. Her joy is as infectious as her smile and her story is a beautiful reminder that faith and positivity are the key ingredients to any recipe for success. Mignon Francois is the Founder and CEO of The Cupcake Collection (TCC) in Nashville, TN and New Orleans, LA. While crunching numbers and creating the craze are amongst her job requirements, her favorite responsibilities within this role are giving hugs, listening, and mentoring her team and other up and coming entrepreneurs who seek after her grass roots experience.  Using her “Follow Your Spirit” approach, Mignon developed an iconic flavor that drew lines and attention to the hip nature of her Historic Germantown neighborhood that hadn’t seen this concept developed prior. The success of TCC  became the icing on the cake with over 5 million cupcakes sold in 10 years. Connect with Mignon and The Cupcake Collection at www.thecupcakecollection.com @thecupcakecollection @thecupcakecollectionnola @MignonFrancois Don’t forget to subscribe, rate, review and share with at least 3 people who would enjoy or benefit from this conversation! Follow and tag us on social media: @loniswain @loniswainshow  #loniswainshow #loniswainshowpodcast #TLSS #TLSSpodcast Self Help PodcastRecipeForSuccess
32:13
January 16, 2019
Overcoming All The Obstacles
Hard things are hard, but that doesn't mean they aren't worth doing. Actually, most things that are worth doing, have a hefty price to pay. This may look like invest of time, energy and sometimes even blood sweat and tears. In these moments, we have to ask ourselves how bad to you really want it? Or maybe the more appropriate question is "how badly do you want to change your current reality?" Because if you keep quitting every time things get hard, you're never going to be able to change your reality. You will always be in the same space. Let's talk about it. Press play. Then slay the day...and the week..the month...all the hard things! Loni Swain is a media veteran + lifestyle blogger based in Miami, FL. After many cross-country relocations and career transitions, she is utilizing her platform to connect and empower women by sharing our stories and wellness resources. Please subscribe, rate, review and share and let me know what you think! Tag us on social media: @loniswain @loniswainshow #loniswainshow #loniswainshowpodcast
17:05
October 14, 2018
How To Communicate Your Message More Effectively
In this episode, I'm joined by communication coach Amber Wright to discuss how to find YOUR voice and 3 tips for building clarity and confidence in your communication. Amber L. Wright is a communication coach, consultant, and owner of Words Well Said, LLC. Her superpower is helping women take their voice off mute and use it to change their lives. A popular speaker and award-winning educator, she is known for her hilarious, authentic, and inspiring approach to speaking and teaching. An expert in storytelling, she has helped a stellar roster of clients tell their stories at TEDx events, SXSW, and Harvard. She’s been featured in or mentioned on sites like Forbes, Mashable, Fast Company, and Black Enterprise. Her debut book, “Can We Talk? 10 Life Lessons on Finding Your Voice and Finding Yourself” was released in 2017 and is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.com. She’s a married mom of two, a proud lefty, and card-carrying member of Beyonce’s BeyHive. Connect with Amber : @talktoamber www.talktoamber.com Her next book chat is Sat, November 10, 2018 in Charlotte, NC. Go here for details: bit.ly/canwetalkcharlotte Don't forget to subscribe, rate, review and share and let me know what you think! Tag us on social media: @loniswain @loniswainshow #loniswainshow #loniswainshowpodcast
27:45
October 10, 2018
Re-connecting with YOU
Who were you, before you were told who you should be? I’ve seen this quote a few times and its always made me pause and reflect. Last night I watched the Netflix original film Nappily Ever After starring Sanaa Lathan and this quote was basically the theme. So on this Self-Care Sunday I ask you, who were you, before you were told who you should be? Can you even remember? For some of us, its been so long since we have asked this question or given it any thought that we may not know where to begin. I’m discussing it further in the podcast and here are three tips from TinyBuddha: 1. Get in touch with your inner child. (The book I referenced is The Artists Way by Julia Cameron) 2. Become more aware of your thoughts. 3. Follow your intuition. Please subscribe, rate, review and share and let me know what you think! Tag us on social media: @loniswain @loniswainshow #loniswainshow #loniswainshowpodcast
12:57
September 30, 2018
Losing Yourself In Marriage + Parenting
These days, it’s sometimes hard to recall who you were before marriage and parenthood. Sure, you’re still you, but having kids and building a life with your partner can sometimes make it difficult to step outside of your roles as parent and spouse. How do you make time for you when other people rely on you for their basic needs? How do you not feel guilty stepping away and putting you first? How do you find time to remember and rediscover who YOU are, outside of the titles of parent or spouse? We are discussing how to find that balance in today’s Girl Talk edition of the podcast! Please subscribe, rate, review and share and let me know what you think! Tag us on social media: @loniswain @loniswainshow #loniswainshow #loniswainshowpodcast
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September 26, 2018
Starting Over
The logistics of starting over can often be so daunting that we would rather remain in a familiar misery, than risk an unknown happiness. We can get so bogged down in the details that we even convict ourselves that starting over is impossible, or that we are too old, too late, or have invested too much time, money or energy to walk away from something or someone. We also sometimes think that starting over is considered a setback. I'm here to tell you- don't believe the lies! Its never too late or impossible and starting over is often a setup for something greater than what you walked away from. Each day is an opportunity to rewrite our story. I'm sharing some tips as I myself am starting over for a new life beachside in Miami, Florida! You can listen to the podcast on Spotify iTunes  Google Play SoundCloud YouTube and Stitcher. Please subscribe, rate, review and share and let me know what you think! Tag us on social media: @loniswain @loniswainshow  #loniswainshow #loniswainshowpodca
13:33
September 23, 2018
Debunking Age Timelines
Raise your hand if you had plans to achieve X, Y and Z by a certain age? And before you could blink your eyes or scratch your head - that age had arrived and you had yet to accomplish X, Y OR Z. If you answered yes, you are officially a member of the club. As a member, you can probably admit to having also shared feelings of failure and disappointment when said goals weren't achieved by the age deadline. Thats what today's conversation is all about as I kick off season 2 of The Loni Swain Show Podcast. I'm joined by two of my girlfriends (Kandice & Amanda, who I've known since elementary school) and we're debunking those timelines, recognizing why they don't really mean s*** and why we are better off that things didn't happen when or how we once thought they should. Please subscribe, rate, review and share and let me know what you think! Tag us on social media: @loniswain @loniswainshow #loniswainshow #loniswainshowpodcast
14:07
September 12, 2018
Episode 50: Go Where You Are Celebrated
I've signed off all of my radio shows, podcasts and newsletter with " Go where you are celebrated and appreciated, not just tolerated." for at least 10 yrs now. Why? What do I actually mean by that? I'm explaining how I came to embrace this phrase, why I encourage us all to and how I'm exercising this mantra as I embark on my next adventure. I share this as a reminder that you are the author of your story and your life. If you aren't happy or feeling appreciated or celebrated - you can rewrite your story at any moment. Where and with whom do you feel celebrated and appreciated? Go there! ASAP. Life is too long or short not to. You can listen to the podcast on Spotify iTunes Google Play SoundCloud YouTube and Stitcher. Please subscribe, rate, review and share and let me know what you think! Tag us on social media: @loniswain @loniswainshow #loniswainshow #loniswainshowpodcast
10:48
September 9, 2018
Episode 49: Blogging 101
Tavi Johnson is the founder and head writer of the Chicago Lifestyle Blog Chi@Glance. Chi-At-A-Glance covers ALL things Chicago related from restaurant openings, events, non-profits, expo’s, gala’s, etc…they also do a monthly Spotlight feature called “A Chicagoan YOU should know" where they interview a different Chicagoan from various industries to learn their backstory and to learn about different career paths. (I was actually one of their very first Spotlight features so this interview is full circle) :-)  In this episode Tavi will share some tips on starting, maintaining and building your blog as well as pitfalls to avoid along your journey. You can find Tavi J at: www.chiataglance.com   @chiataglance on Instagram You can listen to the podcast on Spotify iTunes  Google Play SoundCloud YouTube and Stitcher. Please subscribe, rate, review and share and let me know what you think! Tag us on social media: @loniswain @loniswainshow  #loniswainshow #loniswainshowpodcast
13:05
September 5, 2018
Episode 47: Master The Art of Doing Nothing
Destroy the idea that you have to be constantly working or grinding in order to be successful. Embrace the concept that rest, recovery, and reflection are essential parts of the progress towards a successful and ultimately happy life. Don't forget to rate, review, subscribe and share! @loniswain @loniswainshow #loniswainshow #loniswainshowpodcast
06:43
August 28, 2018
Episode 48: What This Year Has Taught Me
I just celebrated my New Year aka my birthday Aug 24! So I took some time off to reflect, recharge and reconnect. To celebrate my bday for the second year in a row, I got some of my best girlfriends Kandice and Amanda together for some good girl talk and a podcast recording. It had been a year since our last recording for my birthday, so in this episode we are discussing what the theme of the past year has been for us and why. Join us for an inspiring conversation about reflection and introspection. Don't forget to rate, subscribe, review and share! @loniswain @loniswainshow #loniswainshow #loniswainshowpodcast
08:23
August 28, 2018
Episode 46: Boundary Setting With Family
As if boundary setting in general wasn't hard enough, try setting boundaries with family members! As an adult, many conversations with friends reveal dysfunctional family dynamics that lack boundaries altogether or very few in place. This realization then sparks the conversation: how does one go about implementing healthy boundaries when the life span of the relationship has been without them? In this episode, my guest Dr. Pia Holec will help us navigating our boundaries and how to approach implementation with family and loved ones. Dr. Pia Holec is a psychotherapist at Resilience Psychological Services. Here she specializes in working with minority populations in the areas of sex therapy, relationship concerns, family of origin concerns, and trauma. Contact Dr. Holec : www.resiliencechicago.com drpiaholec@resiliencechicago.com You can listen to the podcast on Spotify iTunes  Google Play SoundCloud YouTube and Stitcher. Tag us on social media: @loniswain @loniswainshow #loniswainshow
14:49
August 15, 2018
Episode 45: Self Care Sunday - Stop Playing Yourself Small
There are people less qualified than you, out here living the life of your dreams and doing things you want to do, all because they dared to bet on themselves. I'm guilty. We play ourselves too small. Why do we undervalue ourselves and overvalue the opinions and validation of others who claim to be experts on things that we have had our own experiences with. We are often reluctant to recognize that our experiences are valid and valued and our voices matter. In life and relationships we say we want things, but shy away from putting ourselves out there to get them because we are afraid of failure or rejection. Lets talk about it.
14:12
August 12, 2018
Episode 44: Perfecting Your Pitch
If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, and/or artist- this episode is for YOU! In this episode of the The Loni Swain Show podcast, I'm chatting with public relations professional Vanessa Abron about all things you need to know about PR: the difference between advertisement and PR, tips for perfecting your pitch and PR mistakes to avoid.  Vanessa Abron is a public relations professional with expertise in securing positive media coverage for brands in national and local media outlets.  Connect with Vanessa at www.vanessaabron.com @vanessaabron @agencyabron The Loni Swain Show is social @loniswain @loniswainshow #loniswainshow #loniswainshowpodcast
23:06
August 8, 2018
Episode 43: Self Care Sunday - Embracing Imperfection
Something I have struggled with all of my life and still struggle with is the constant quest for perfection. I impose this standard of perfection upon others, and most adamantly upon myself. Its exhausting and pointless, because ultimately its unobtainable.  I have a tendency of wanting to scrap an entire idea, place or person because they don't live up to the image in my head of what or who they should be. I fall in the box of things to be discarded sometimes too. In the effort to make constant improvements, I am constantly evaluating how myself, others and circumstances could be better and thus, perpetually dissatisfied.  In this podcast, I'm sharing a Japanese art that embraces the beauty in brokenness and imperfection that reminds me to focus on the beauty instead of the broken-in ourselves, others, and in our circumstances. Don't forget to rate, review, subscribe and share! Join the conversation on social media: @loniswain @loniswainshow #loniswainshow #loniswainshowpodcast
11:36
August 5, 2018
Episode 42: Are You Guilty Of These Job Seeker Faux Pas?
Lakrisha Davis is a seasoned Chicago based Career Coach with a track record of helping clients build on their career or find a new job in 90 days or less! In this episode, we chat about the things you may unknowingly be doing as a job seeker that are keeping you from your dream job! Visit www.lakrishadavis.com for more information on her and her services or on social media @lakrishadavisandco Don't forget to rate, review, subscribe and share! Tag us @loniswain @loniswainshow #loniswainshow #loniswainshowpodcast
30:04
August 1, 2018
Episode 41: Self Care Sunday - Who's Determining Your Self-Worth
Self-worth: How many of us have it? Many people say they love themselves and value themselves, but their actions and inactions say the opposite. They speak negatively about themselves to themselves and sometimes aloud, they mistreat their bodies and usually the biggest giveaway is how they allow themselves to be mistreated by others. Culturally we place a lot of value on titles and partnership and if we aren't coupled or outfitted with the title, we don't feel we are worthy. In this episode lets explore who and what we are allowing to determine or damage our "self-worth" other than ourselves.
12:06
July 29, 2018
Episode 40: Choosing Celibacy As A Form Of Self-Care
In episode 37, I shared how I learned to sit with the uncomfortable through my 60-day celibacy and sobriety detox. After that experience, I found it refreshing to discover so many women who have also chosen the path of abstinence in search of greater. Kenyatta Scott is one of them. She is a motivational speaker who works with faith based organizations , where her platform is celibacy as a form of self-care, and discovering one’s purpose. In this episode we discuss what lead her to choose celibacy, how it has changed her life, what to expect and what tools someone would need to help them along this journey. Contact Kenyatta at www.kenyattascott.com @kenyattascott_ Don't forget to subscribe, rate, review and share! The podcast is social! @loniswainshow @loniswain #loniswainshow #loniswainshowpodcast
30:45
July 28, 2018
Episode 39: Self Care Sunday - Divine Timing
Often times its hard to be patient and trust the process when things aren't going as planned. When we are putting in the work and not seeing any results, it can sometimes make us question if we are making the right decisions. I'm sharing my personal testimonials of trials and triumph that have made me a believer in divine timing: one was losing my job at WGCI in Chicago and the other is my #METOO experience that cost me a client relationship and work opportunity.
18:16
July 22, 2018
Episode 38: Affair After Care
Healing from infidelity is hard to do on your own. However, with the right mix of understanding your affair type, guidance and following the right recovery steps your relationship can be saved if you want to. However, regardless of whether or not you continue your current relationship, you have to heal these hurts before you bring them with you into a new relationship. Your chances of individual and/or relationship recovery is significantly greater when you have the right support and tools. Renelle Nelson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a certified infidelity recovery therapist. She has been providing therapy for over 11 years. And she is here to offer you hope and let you know that there is healing after the heart wrenching struggles that an affair can bring. To contact Renelle visit: www.affairaftercare.com We're social: @loniswain @loniswainshow @affairaftercare
27:09
July 18, 2018
Episode 37: Self Care Sunday - Sit With It
A wise yogi once said "the pose doesn't start until you're ready to get out of it." And such is life. What do you do when things get difficult? I'm talking about all the ways in which we often run from or numb ourselves to what feels uncomfortable instead of using those feelings to empower ourselves to create a life we don't want to run away from. Plus I share my 60-day celibacy & sobriety journey.
11:36
July 16, 2018
Episode 36: Marriage 101 With The Martins
It is often said that the first year of marriage is the hardest. In this episode of the podcast my guests, Emotional Health & Wellness Experts Kenyon & Taccara Martin, will share keys to not only surviving the first year of marriage-but tips to having a life long union of love and support. After overcoming emotional and physical abuse, broken marriages, Kenyon and Taccara are using their platform to help single men and women become emotionally healthy and whole individuals, so they aren't carrying toxic baggage from one relationship to another. To contact Kenyon & Taccara Martin visit: www.TheSoulTiesDetox.com We're Social: @loniswain @loniswainshow @AskTheMartins
31:09
July 11, 2018
Episode 35: Self Care Sunday - Examining Our Self Talk
Today's focus is getting our self-talk in check! We are constantly talking to ourselves. That inner monologue is called self-talk. That self-talk has the power to not only affect our mood, but also our confidence and our self-esteem. Its so very important that we focus on creating POSITIVE self-talk that will uplift and encourage us. For me, that has been a challenge. I'm a Virgo and I'm over-analytical and always focusing on what can be better or improved. I learned a new mantra and I'm challenging myself, and YOU, to employ it this week. I'm committing to this for this week. What are you committing to this week that will help you thrive? Please subscribe, rate, review and share! Love ya long time! Preview: On Wednesday's podcast I will be talking with Kenyon & Taccara Martin about Marriage 101: the keys to lasting love and surviving the first year of marriage and beyond!
10:34
July 8, 2018
Episode 34: Signs Its Time To Let A Relationship Go & How To Do So Lovingly
Knowing when to say good bye to any type of a relationship is an important skill to acquire in order to avoid a lot of wasted years and tears. Feelings of attachment, guilt and loyalty can our cloud judgment and make it hard to tell if letting go is the right thing to do. Luckily, today's guest will share some tips and signs to help us identify when a relationship may have run its course. Kongit Farrell is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Founder of the Inspired Journey Counseling Center in Downtown Los Angeles, host of The Stay Inspired Podcast and a returning guest of The Loni Swain Show Podcast. (She helped us to "Fix Our Picker" in Episode 31) Kongit earned her B.S. in Communication at the University of Southern California and her M.A. in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University. She’s been in private practice for 6 years and has worked as a coach and therapist for 9 years. To contact Kongit visit: Kongit@KongitFarrell.com Social: @loniswainshow @kongitfarrell
12:59
July 4, 2018
Episode 33: Do You Know Your Status?
Today is National HIV Testing Day, which was first observed on June 27, 1995. The 2018 theme is "Doing It My Way, Testing for HIV". The annual event, created to encourage everyone to get tested for HIV, began in 1995 and is organized by the National Association of People with AIDS. Over 1.2 million people over the age of 13 are currently living with an HIV/AIDS infection in U.S. with an additional 50,000 infections being added every year. People between the ages of 13 and 24 account for 25 percent of all new HIV infections and it is said that 1 in 7 of them don’t even know they’re positive. In today's episode, Joey Olsen (HIV Testing Manager at Crescent Care-New Orleans)walks us through the HIV testing process, why undetectable = untransmittable, and what questions you need to ask your healthcare provider. Visit www.loniswain.com for more info! Follow on @loniswain
24:47
June 27, 2018
Episode 32: Letting Go Of The Idea Of What Or Who You "Should" Be
Societal and parental pressures are real. As children, our parents imprint upon us their views of what is and is not important in life. Its usually not until we are independent adults that we can even have the space to reflect on our choices and what matters most to us. Then the real work begins of unpacking what isn't ours to get down to who we are and who we truly want to become. This process can be not only really scary, but also really painful. There is a lot of guilt that can come with the fear of disappointing those that we love and love us in return, as well as the fear of straying off the beaten path and making our own way through the unknown. Kimberly Doley knows this transition very well. Learn more about her journey and how she uses her life experience to help others let go of the life they "should" have to find one that is more fulfilling and purpose-filled. You can listen to the podcast on iTunes Google Play SoundCloud YouTube and Stitcher.
37:28
June 20, 2018
Episode 31: How To "Fix Your Picker" In Dating
If you’re ready to stop wasting your valuable time and energy on men who aren’t a good fit for your relationship goals and are ready to get the healthy and lasting love that you deserve, then this episode is for you! Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Kongit Farrell shares tips on how to "fix your picker" when it comes to making conscious dating choices that align with your dating goals.  Kongit is an EMDR therapist and is completing advanced course work in Sex Therapy at The Buehler Institute of Orange County. Kongit is the Founder of the Inspired Journey Counseling Center in Downtown Los Angeles. You can listen to the podcast on  iTunes  Google Play SoundCloud YouTube and Stitcher. Please subscribe, rate, share and let me know what you think! To contact Kongit visit: Kongit@KongitFarrell.com We're Social: @loniswain @loniswainshow @kongitfarrell www.loniswain.com
12:54
June 13, 2018
Episode 30: My 5 Favorite Acts of Self-Care
What ways do you take care of YOU? In this episode, I share the five ways I show love and respect to myself EVERYDAY and this list does NOT include a spa day (I explain that as well). All of these tips have helped me grow in boundary setting, building healthier and more satisfying relationships and recognizing my worth. Take a listen and try one today! Plus share your favorite acts of self-care with me via email: info@loniswain.com or on social media: @loniswainshow This podcast is available on Anchor.Fm, SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Google Play Music. Please listen, rate & review, subscribe, and share! www.loniswain.com
11:34
May 20, 2018
Episode 29: Navigating Blended Families w/ Family Therapist Renelle Nelson
Renelle Nelson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, and an Infidelity Recovery Coach. She has been providing therapy for over 11 years. In this episode, we are discussing the complex dynamics of blended families. We cover everything from when and how to approach introducing a new partner to kids and the other parent, as well as how to introduce ourselves into situations when it comes to meeting someone's child and their parent, and ultimately-how to attempt these things as amicably as possible. You can listen to the podcast on  iTunes  Google Play SoundCloud YouTube and Stitcher. Please subscribe, rate, share and let me know what you think! Visit my website: www.loniswain.com Social Media: @loniswain @loniswainshow To contact Renelle visit: kaleidoscopeservicesllc.org
16:36
May 16, 2018
Episode 28: Missing Mom For Mother's Day w/ Grief Counselor Kristen Machado
With Mother's Day quickly approaching, (Sunday, May 13) I wanted to dedicate a special podcast to those who may be missing their mother's on this day. I have several close friends who have lost their mother's (recently and not recently) and I was at a loss for how to best support them not only through their grieving process, but also with the upcoming holiday. I'm sure this is a tough time for anyone that's missing Mom at this time, so I enlisted the expertise of licensed psychoanalytic therapist and grief counselor Kristen Machado. Kristen received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology at Charleston Southern University just outside of Charleston, SC. She then went on she went on to attend graduate school at Wheaton College Graduate School in Wheaton, IL, about 30 miles west of Chicago. In June of 2016, Kristen moved to New Orleans to get a change of scenery and take part in a continuing education program with the New Orleans-Birmingham Psychoanalytic Center. While in New Orleans, sh
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May 9, 2018
Episode 27: Spring Cleaning Your Life w/ Life Coach Carla Robertson
This is the fourth installment of a monthly feature called "Ask A Life Coach," featuring New Orleans based Life Coach, Carla Robertson Originally from New Jersey, Carla took a job in Alabama after college and has been calling the south her home ever since. In this episode, we discuss spring cleaning our lives-how to check-in with ourselves to assess what's working and what's not-now that we are 5 months into 2018, what to do when something isn't working and how to make sure we are feeling all the feels and not ignoring warning signs or indicators. Contact Carla: www.livingwildandprecious.com Carla@livingwildandprecious.com We're social: @loniswain @loniswainshow @livingwildandprecious You can listen to the podcast on iTunes Google Play SoundCloud YouTube and Stitcher. Please subscribe, rate, share and let me know what you think!
15:49
May 2, 2018
Episode 26: Girl Talk Tuesday - It Goes Down In The DMs , A Love Story
Every good girl talk eventually gets to love and relationship talk! In this edition of "Girl Talk Tuesday", we find out how two of my besties met their husbands and we get some bride-to-be advice as well as random relationship talk. For my birthday last year (Aug 24, 2017), I had some of my favorite gal pals (Adriane, Amanda and Kandice) come over to record a podcast with me. It truly was the best gift I could give myself; just at the house with food and soul sharing conversation with some of my favorite people is the epitome of a good time for me. We talked about everything under the sun from adulthood, to parenting, our parents, romantic relationships, friendships, growth and more. I am so fortunate to have so many amazing women in my life and I am blessed with their friendship. I will be sharing various snippets of our conversation at different times! Don't forget to subscribe, rate, review and share! The podcast is available on SoundCloud, iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play M
14:42
April 10, 2018
Episode 25: How To Identify & Reject What Doesn't Serve You w/ Life Coach Carla Robertson
This is the third installment of a monthly feature called "Ask A Life Coach," featuring New Orleans based Life Coach, Carla Robertson Originally from New Jersey, Carla took a job in Alabama after college and has been calling the south her home ever since.   In this episode, we discuss societal pressures of what and who we are supposed to be, and how to have the courage to identify and reject what doesn't serve you so that you can embrace being unapologetically YOU! Contact Carla: www.livingwildandprecious.com Carla@livingwildandprecious.com  We're social: @loniswain @loniswainshow @livingwildandprecious You can listen to the podcast on  iTunes  Google Play SoundCloud YouTube and Stitcher. Please subscribe, rate, share and let me know what you think!
17:07
March 29, 2018
Episode 24: Examining Our Self-Talk About Sexual Harassment w/ Dr. Joy Harden Bradford
Dr. Joy Harden Bradford is an experienced licensed Psychologist and Breakup Coach based in Atlanta. She is committed to reducing the stigma related to mental health in the Black community by making mental health topics more accessible and relevant. She is focused on helping Black women make their mental health a priority, and is the creator of Therapy For Black Girls podcast. .  Dr. Joy received  a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Xavier University of Louisiana, a Master’s degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from Arkansas State University, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from The University of Georgia. She is active with the Georgia Psychological Association and serves on the Committee on the Psychology of Women and Girls in this organization.  In this episode, Dr. Joy shares some potential side effects of sexual harassment, ways to support those we may know who have experienced sexual harassment, and what concerns her about the #METOO movement.  Tune in for this
15:59
March 27, 2018
Episode 23: Sexual Harassment From A Legal Perspective w/ Employment Lawyer Tonya Bana
Tonya Baña is a seasoned employment attorney with more than a dozen years experience handling employment-related legal matters.  A Baltimore native and proud graduate of Woodlawn High School in Baltimore County, Tonya received her bachelor’s degree from Harvard and her law degree from Stanford.  After spending nearly a decade counseling and defending employers at two of the most well respected employment groups in the Baltimore-Washington area, Tonya started her own law practice to provide the same high-quality legal representation to individuals who have been victims of workplace discrimination or other civil rights violations. Tonya Baña is an attorney with more than a dozen years of experience handling complex labor and employment matters. She primarily represents individual clients in a broad range of situations involving allegations of harassment, discrimination, retaliation and wrongful discharge, contract issues, including severance pay negotiations, and other employment-relate
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March 23, 2018
Episode 22: All Publicity is NOT Good Publicity w/ Erica Dias
Erica Dias, a native of Richmond, CA, is co-founder of The B Firm: PR.  Although her first love and passion is fashion, her career didn’t stop at wardrobe styling. With a extensive resume providing wardrobe styling for Comcast & TIVO commercials, hit TV shows on networks like BET (106 & Park, The Basement) and VH1 Erica decided to grow in other arenas to continue her love for the industry.  She decided to not only expand her brand, but also to help heighten the brand of others. In Episode 22 of The Loni Swain Show podcast, Erica and I discuss what it means to work in PR, how it differs from a manager, how she helps clients navigate issues like #MeToo experiences and tips on how to build your brand.  Contact Erica: erica@thebfirmpr.com We're social: @loniswain @loniswainshow @thebfirmpr @ericadias1010 You can listen to the podcast on  iTunes  Google Play SoundCloud YouTube and Stitcher. Please subscribe, rate, share and let me know what you think!
36:28
March 19, 2018
Episode 21: Getting Back On Track & Staying Motivated w/ Carla Robertson
This is the second installment of a monthly feature called "Ask A Life Coach," featuring New Orleans based Life Coach, Carla Robertson Originally from New Jersey, Carla took a job in Alabama after college and has been calling the south her home ever since. In this episode, we learn about how Carla differentiates between life coaching and counseling, who would be a good candidate for a life coach and we tackle our "Ask A Life Coach" question: "Two months into the new year, what is an exercise that you may do with a client to help them stay motivated and get back on track they've started to fall off course with goals they set for the year?" Contact Carla: www.livingwildandprecious.com Carla@livingwildandprecious.com We're social: @loniswain @loniswainshow @livingwildandprecious
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February 28, 2018
Episode 20: How To Strengthen The Parent & Child Bond w/ Registered Play Therapist Kati Hill
All month we've been talking about relationships; the relationships that we have with ourselves, our romantic partner and our friends. Today we are discussing our first relationship- the child/parent relationship. Kati Hill is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. Her primary concentrations are Play Therapy, and Parent Coaching. She helps clients with a variety of presenting issues including, depression, anxiety, attention deficit/hyperactive behaviors, social difficulties, adjustment difficulties, behavior difficulties, anger, grief, and divorce. She utilizes Play Therapy with children because Play therapy is to children what counseling is to adults. Play therapy builds on the natural way that children learn about themselves and the world around them and helps them to express their feelings more easily through toys instead of words. Kati shares tips for building and strengthening the bond with your child or, if you're like me and d
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February 22, 2018
Episode 19: ME Before We w/Marriage & Family Therapist Renelle Nelson
Renelle Nelson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, and an Infidelity Recovery Coach. She has been providing therapy for over 11 years. One of her favorite themes to explore is "ME before WE" and we take a dive into that in this episode as well as the top three things you may be doing to get in your own way of a fulfilling relationship, taking the emotion out of meaningful conversations and more. So many great gems were dropped and lots of food for thought to chew on in this conversation. Don't forget to subscribe, rate and share! To contact Renelle visit: https://kaleidoscopeservicesllc.org or www.affairaftercare.com We're social: @loniswain @loniswainshow @noirsxtherapist
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February 14, 2018
Episode 18: Happy Galentine's Day Candid Convo w/ My Gal Pals
In honor of Galentine's Day, I'm digging in the crates and pulling out some archived and unreleased audio! For my birthday last year (Aug 24, 2017), I had some of my favorite gal pals come over to record a podcast with me. It truly was the best gift I could give myself; just at the house with food and soul sharing conversation with some of my favorite people is the epitome of a good time for me. We talked about everything under the sun from adulthood, to parenting, our parents, romantic relationships, friendships, growth and more. I am so fortunate to have so many amazing women in my life and I am blessed with their friendship. I am a better woman because of them and I celebrate them today and always! I will be sharing various snippets of our conversation at different times, but today I thought these two topics were most fitting: Messages to our younger self and the books that changed our lives. Messages To Our Younger Selves: Amanda: Be bold and don't be afraid to fail. Loni: B
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February 13, 2018
Episode 17: R&B Singer & Songwriter Maxwell Describes His Ideal Wife
Since February is all about love and relationships, I decided to throw it back with an interview with one of the most romantic crooners on the R&B block, Maxwell! He is so thoughtful and genuine, which made me love him even more after this conversation. Take a listen as he discusses his first job, his favorite tv show, why he is ready for marriage and what his ideal woman is like. *This interview was recorded in 2010*
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February 8, 2018
Episode 16: What To Bring To Your Counseling Session w/Catharine Swain
For the month of February, I will be speaking with various people about relationships for the month of LOVE. In this episode I'm chatting with Catharine Swain, a licensed marriage and relationship counselor who is based in New Orleans, LA. Even though she originally thought she was going to have a career helping to solve forensic mysteries, instead she is helping to resolve relational issues and conflicts. We chat about some of the common relationship issues that she deals with and some of the ways in which she would work with a client to resolve them. If you are looking for a therapist, resources Catharine recommends are: Psychology Today website, licensing board website, and Talk Space App. We are social: @loniswain @loniswainshow @catthetherapist Take a listen and don't forget to subscribe, rate, and share!
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February 7, 2018
Episode 15: New Year, New Goals w/ Life Coach Carla Robertson
I'm super excited to introduce a monthly feature called "Ask A Life Coach," featuring New Orleans based Life Coach, Carla Robertson Originally from New Jersey, Carla took a job in Alabama after college and has been calling the south her home ever since. In this introductory podcast, we learn about how Carla learned about and ultimately began life coaching, distinguishing between our Social-Self VS Essential-Self and we tackle our first "Ask A Life Coach" question: "One month into the new year, what is an exercise that you may do with a client to help them figure out what goals they want to set for the year?" Book referenced: The Joy Diet by Martha Beck Contact Carla: www.livingwildandprecious.com Carla@livingwildandprecious.com We're social: @loniswain @loniswainshow @livingwildandprecious
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January 31, 2018
Episode 14: Entrepreneurship Isn't For Everyone w/ Sonjie Decaires
After reaching what she felt to be a glass ceiling in the radio industry, she took a leap of faith into full-time entrepreneurship with her event production company, Sonjie Productions, and has not looked back since! Sonjie reminisces on the rocky moments and how she moved through them, tips for aspiring entrepreneurs, the importance of building and maintaining your network and small ways to go about doing that. Sonjie is based in Baltimore, MD. Books Referenced: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson Daily Dose of Sanity by Alan Cohen (I love this book so much and have gifted it to so many people) We're social: @loniswain @loniswainshow www.loniswain.com Sonie Decaires @sonjieluvs @sonjeproductions www.sonjieproductions.com
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January 27, 2018
Episode 13: Navigating A Career Switch, Pivot or Quit w/ Ahyiana Angel
After making three major career pivots already in her own life, Ahyiana Angel has now created a go-to space for women in career transition with her popular podcast "Switch, Pivot or Quit." She and I discuss how to know when its time to switch, pivot or quit as well as how to best approach making such transitions. We also talk about what her own transitions taught her and the most inspiring Switch, Pivot or Quit story she has heard to date. Her published books are all available on Amazon.com: Preseason Love 365 Inspirations for the Soul of the Side Hustler and the Entrepreneur Inside His Heart We're social: @loniswain @loniswainshow @switchpivotorquit
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January 17, 2018
Episode 12: What 10 Years of Abstinence Taught Me w/ Nikeya Young
In this episode I'm speaking with author and life coach, Nikeya Young, about her faith-based book Virtue Chic: Classy Takes Center Stage and her mission to inspire women to love God, love themselves and love each other. Nikeya shares why she believes femininity is a lost art in the African-American community and how it can be restored, why she believes 10yrs of abstinence was necessary to find her, now, husband and the things she believes help and hinder you from reaching your highest potential. The Book That Changed Her Life: Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want By: Michael Hyatt & Daniel Harkavy Three Things She Recommends You Do Today: Know who YOU are and who's you are. Find your vision. Be a good student. Three Things You Should Stop Doing Today: Watch your circle: Stop letting people stay in your life past their expiration date. Don't settle in romantic relationships just to say you have someone. Stop having extended engagements. We're so
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January 10, 2018
Episode 11: What I Learned From Working For Oprah Winfrey w/ Itika Oldwine
Itika Oldwine went from being a political science major, to working for Oprah Winfrey, to owning her own floral boutique in downtown LA! Not exactly in that order! Listen to her journey of overcoming her fear of leaving a "steady paycheck" to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams, her mentors that helped shape her along the way, and the book that made her reevaluate her inner self-talk. The book Itika references in the podcast for helping change our inner dialogue and self-talk: The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer We're social: Loni Swain @loniswain Loni Swain Show @loniswainshow Itika Oldwine @itikaoldwine OldVine Florals @oldvineflorals www.loniswain.com
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January 2, 2018
Episode 10: Expensive Mistakes Teach The Greatest Lessons w/ Lacy Davillier
In this episode I chatted with my friend Lacy Davillier, who is the Owner of Davillier Photography. Not only do we talk about her journey with entrepreneurship in a male dominated industry (which i didn't realize photography was) , she explains why advertising is trial and error and those errors can be costly, how she maintains her motivation, advice to aspiring entrepreneurs, the importance of mentorship and what she has learned from failure that she couldn't have learned from success. We're social: Loni Swain @loniswain Loni Swain Show @loniswainshow Davillier Photography & Graphics @dpg_nola
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November 18, 2017
Episode 09: Breast Cancer Didn't Change The Fact That I Was A CEO w/ Chris-Tia Donaldson
This episode I chatted with my dear friend Chris-Tia Donaldson, who is not only an author, a lawyer, CEO of Thank God I'm Natural (TGIN) hair and skincare line, but she is also a breast cancer survivor. We talk about her journey with breast cancer, but also how she transitioned from part-time to full-time entrepreneur this year! Chris-Tia is not only an inspiration to me personally, but to women everywhere! We're social: Loni Swain @loniswain Loni Swain Show @loniswainshow Chris-Tia Donaldson @tginceo TGIN @tginaturals
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November 1, 2017
Episode 08: Understand Where You Are & Be Okay With That w/ Krystal B. Armstrong
Krystal B. Armstrong has it all: the husband, the kids, the pets and two businesses. Find out how she still manages to get sleep at night and daily naps, while enrolled in night school and online classes too! Plus how she found her way into beauty and skincare after originally thinking she would become an attorney and majored in civil engineering in college. Funny and informative, get ready to be motivated by the unapologetic truths of this Gemini! We're social: Loni Swain @loniswain Loni Swain Show @loniswainshow Krystal B Armstrong @krystalbarmstrong Andrelle's @andrellesnaturalskincare
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October 25, 2017
Episode 07: Breast Cancer Awareness 101 w/ Dr. Brooke Morell
In this episode of The Loni Swain Show podcast, we talk with Diagnostic Radiologist, Dr. Brooke Morell, to learn more about breast cancer awareness, early detection, the misconceptions about breast cancer, and the journey of a young black woman in the field of radiology, advice for other women interested in following a similar path, her favorite book and a game of either/OR and how she had to learn to get out of her own way. We're social: Loni Swain @loniswain Loni Swain Show @loniswainshow Dr. Morell is not on social media.
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October 16, 2017
Episode 06: Let That Ish Go
Do you hold on to things (people) for longer than you should? Free yourself and your space and be open to receiving what truly serves you!
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March 19, 2017
Episode 05: When It Comes To Settling Where Do You Stand?
On Candace Bushnell’s hit series “Sex in the City”, Carrie Bradshaw said “Some people are settling down, some people are settling, and some people refuse to settle for less than butterflies.” However, can you identify who’s who? Where do you stand? And at what point, or age, do you start considering switching teams?
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December 14, 2016
Episode 04: Not My Monkeys, Not My Circus
Why do we do it to ourselves? We have all been guilty at some point or another. Taking on other people's problems as our own. Or going out of our way to try to "help" someone, knowing good and well that we can't fix what they started. But we try anyway. At the expense of our peace of mind, stress, and sometimes even financial strain.
05:48
December 5, 2016
Episode 03: No One's Life Is As Perfect As Their Instagram Feed
Why you should stop comparing yourself to the people on your timeline and love who and where you are.
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November 22, 2016
Episode 02: Being Difficult For No Reason & Ignoring Text Messages
If you've been called difficult, embrace it. People perceive boundary setting as being difficult and I explain why.
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November 20, 2016
Episode 01: Finding Freedom
Have you ever felt like you wanted to be free? Unsure of how to do that? I share my journey in this podcast!
07:46
April 7, 2016
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