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Cheeky Vibe + Peaceful Life

By Michele Maas + Lauren Masidonski
A journey towards a peacefully ever after. A no BS guide to a balanced and abundant life.
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"The story of Sophie Capo: A family turning tragedy into helping others with CHD while honoring their sweet Sophie." Season 2; Episode 91
Our guest, Lauren Capo, shares her family's tragic story about their youngest child, Sophie.  At 22 weeks, Lauren and her husband found out that their baby had a Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) and was referred to The Cleveland Clinic to be treated by a pediatric heart specialist.  Their sweet Sophie was born in May of 2012 and died 15 days later.  Lauren and her husband were overwhelmed with their own grief and each processed their grief differently.  Lauren admitted that she got to the point of being at "the lowest of lows".  The fact that she had two other children was what got her out of bed each day when she just wanted to ignore the world. She and her husband began to disconnect from each other when they both realized they needed to "give each other some grace and circle back to their marriage." They came together to honor their beautiful daughter and called Scott Oelslager to advocate for a mandatory procedure which takes the pulse/ox measurement in every fetus as a standard part of prenatal care.  This is a simple and inexpensive test to check for CHD. Lauren and her husband, with several other families whose children had heart issues, then testified before the House and Senate.  Lauren said that this was cathartic and empowering to do something productive while honoring their daughter. In June of 2014, the bill was passed and pulse/ox testing became mandated. This led to the first Sophie Bowl which is a fundraiser to bring attention to CHD which is one of the most common birth defects that kills more children every year than all childhood cancers combined.  This year's Sophie Bowl is the 6th annual flag football event being held at the HOF sports complex on July 10.  You can register until July 5.  Find out more information at sophiebowl.org.  This story is a beautiful and inspiring story of turning tragedy into helping others.
40:51
June 14, 2021
"Nothing is ever wasted in life and we can learn from everything": An Interview with Judge Elizabeth Thomakas : Season 2; Episode 90
Elizabeth Thomakas shares her life story which has many twists and turns.  One of the most important lessons she shares is "being open to listening to others who have more experience and more wisdom than ourselves".  She began her college career in musical theater until one professor encouraged to to go in to journalism.  Elizabeth's  father was an attorney and she had never wanted to follow his career path.  However, she ended up attending law school to "be a better journalist".  She again found herself changing direction when her father gave her his law practice at a young age, right after she passed the bar exam.  Down the road, someone suggested she run for judge and she won the position, again at a young age.  Even with all of these amazing opportunities, Elizabeth has had many difficult things happen in her life.  She has always focused on "what is going right" which has helped her navigate the difficult times.  Listen and be inspired by this determined and positive woman!
47:27
June 7, 2021
Mimosa Monday: Hold on to who is important in your life and make each moment count! Season 2: Episode 89
In this episode we chat about how important it is to hold on to and prioritize the people we love in our lives. Michele shares her story of appreciating her husband and their relationship after almost losing her husband to Covid. Living in the moment and appreciating every minute of every day is a lesson we all need to be reminded of.  Who do you need to focus on in your life?  Begin today!❤️
22:32
May 31, 2021
Let's talk about some female health issues that are often ignored! An interview with Susan Facemire, a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist Season 2; Episode 88
In this episode we interview Susan Facemire who is a Pelvic Floor Physical therapist dealing with female health issues in the areas of "peeing, pooping and sex" which are issues often dismissed or ignored by women and their doctors.  She shares how closely tied these issues are to mental health.  She often helps women learn to calm down by using breathing and other relaxation techniques to decrease their pelvic floor medical issues including  inconsonance, vulvodynia, vaginismus,  and prolapsed pelvic organs and many others. She helps us to understand that we don't have to "just accept" when our bodies have issues in the pelvic floor area.  Listen and learn that there are options out there which can reduce your symptoms. You just need to know where to go and who to ask.
32:13
May 24, 2021
"Practical Healing": Sarah Cawley's journey from working in the ER to a Functional Medicine Practice! Season 2; Episode 87
In this episode we explore Sarah Cawley's story of overcoming life's challenges which led her to Functional Medicine. Sarah shares her story of her diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer at age 32,  her youngest daughter being born with hydrocephalus and other health complications, and a misdiagnosis of terminal lung cancer with a 6 month life expectancy.  After several "miracles" occurred in her life, she began to explore "root cause medicine".  After she visited a Functional Medicine doctor, she began to see the connection between her lifestyle and her health issues.  This doctor listened to her and she felt she couldn't go back to working in the traditional medical model of medicine in the ER.  She made the choice to  get trained at the Cleveland Clinic and began her work in Functional Medicine.  This is when the Marigold Wellness Collective was born.  Check out this amazing business where you can gain a sence of self. Marigold (marigoldsharon.com)
37:51
May 17, 2021
“Calling All Angels”: Women's Board of Aultman Hospital Virtual Fundraising Event. Season 2; Episode 86
In this episode, we interview Lindsey Zimmerman and Jodi Luntz, who are close friends and co-chairs for the upcoming fundraising event, "Calling All Angels", for Aultman Hospital.  This year, in lieu of the in-person Angel Auction Gala, the Women's Board of Aultman Hospital will host a week long virtual celebration from May 10-14, to honor our local healthcare workers, acknowledge the generous community of donors and raise funds to support patient initiatives at Aultman Hospital.  Lindsey and Jodi are fun, upbeat and their passion to serve is contagious.  They share their story of how they met, became friends and then grew together with a heart for community service and outreach, being involved in many projects that support our community. We had a blast with these two energetic and driven women.  We are thankful to Aultman Hospital for many reasons and this is our opportunity to "Pay It Forward".  Check out the link and consider donating to this wonderful cause.  http://callingallagels2021.org
31:47
May 10, 2021
"The Desire Factor": A new book by author Christy Whitman. Season 2; Episode 85
In this episode, we interview author, Christy Whitman, who has written 7 books about helping us become the best versions of ourselves.  Her latest book, The Desire Factor, focuses on the success principles that she has written about and taught for over 40 years.  She looks to bust myths about desires we have in our minds.  She supports the idea that a "desire is the birthplace for creativity" and not to let fear hold us back from acting on our desires whether it is to start a business, start a new job or starting a family.  She sees that a desire opens up possibilities.  She encourages each one of us to only look for positive possibilities to make our desires come to fruition.  Christy encourages everyone to focus on what words are being used and look to shift to only using positive words.  She looks for a positive aspect in any situation even if the situation is not positive.  This can lead to having a good day every day.  Listen and learn how to act on your desires in a positive way. 
37:45
May 3, 2021
April’s Mimosa Monday🌸 Season 2: Episode 84
In this episode we announce the winner of our April giveaway from Simplify Me By AT. We go over ways to stay focused, move forward, and use your energy for positive forward progress toward your goals. Listen and grow with us🌸
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April 26, 2021
"Feeling Uncomfortable Can Lead To Growth In Self Awareness!" Season 2; Episode 83
In this episode, we explore the fact that many of us think we are "self aware" but most of us are not.  If we don't take the time for introspection, we can't know ourselves.  It can be difficult to be open to understanding ourselves because it may be uncomfortable or even painful to really learn about ourselves and acknowledge our responsibility for our issues.  We encourage our listeners to change the questions they ask themselves from,  "Why?" to the growth questions of "What?"  about some of the negative things that are happening in our lives.  Once we learn to listen and communicate with ourselves, we can gain insight and then communicate better with others. Listen and grow in self awareness.
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April 19, 2021
"Avoid Game Playing By Improving Your Communication Skills!" Season 2; Episode 82
In this episode, we explore how to improve the way we communicate to all the important people in our lives by using open-ended questions and "I feel" statements.  Anything and everything can and should be open to discussion.  However, we have to consider the delivery of the message by using empathy and always thinking, "How would in feel to hear what I am about to say?" to avoid being hurtful.  We show how important it is to build your relationships by being genuine, honest and kind.  We explore the negative consequences of pushing down or avoiding our feelings. We share how to build relationships instead of "making a mess of them". Listen and gain some insight in to how to better communicate.
30:09
April 12, 2021
"Where Is Your Locus of Control?" Season 1; Episode 81
In this episode we look at the perception of control in our lives and how this relates to the way we see the world.  We explore two ways to view  our world; an Internal Locus of Control versus an External Locus of Control.  The way we perceive events that happen to us can be applied to the way we cope to challenges in our lives.  When a person feels that they have some control over what happens in their life this shows an Internal Locus of Control.  With an internal locus of control, the person can feel a sense of self determination and self efficacy. On the other hand, if a person believes that they have no control over their lives and blames external variables, this shows an External Locus of Control. Someone with an external locus of control feels that things "happen to them".  This kind of world view can lead to feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. How do you view your world?  
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April 5, 2021
Mimosa Monday: Embrace Laughter! Season 2; Episode 80
In this episode, we announce the winner of our Clean Eatz-Grab and Go giveaway.  We discuss how "paying it forward" can bring joy to others and to ourselves.  There are many people out there being kind and doing their part to make the world a better place.  We encourage our listeners to notice and give credit to those who are kind, while trying to share love with others.  We also explore how, as adults, we often loose our ability to laugh and embrace the child inside of us.  Children laugh about 400 times a day while on a good day, adults laugh only about 15 times a day.  We discuss how to have fun and live life with humor even during difficult times.  The laughter helps the difficult times feel less difficult.  We can choose to find joy and laugh, even if it is laughing at ourselves.  Come and have some fun with us, remembering what it is like to just be free to laugh. 
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March 29, 2021
"Simplify Me by AT: Amy Traugh's business of helping to organize our lives!" Season 2; Episode 79
In this episode, we interview Amy Traugh, another Cheeky Girl Boss, who owns Simplify Me by AT!  According to Amy, "If we don't declutter our lives, it becomes just a matter of Stuff-Shifting".  We have all moved clutter from one area to another at some point in order to "organize or clean" which can lead to frustration and anxiety.   After a year of so many things feeling out of control in our world, Amy helps us to gain a sense of control over parts of our lives in which we actually have control.  She can come in to your home and help you organize areas, rooms, closets, drawers or any other "out of control" area.  Amy will put you on the path to decluttering and organizing your home which helps to decrease anxiety while increasing joy in life.   If decreasing anxiety and finding joy sounds appealing to you, join us and listen as Amy share's how this is possible.  
29:30
March 22, 2021
Helpful tips for parents during this pandemic: An interview with elementary school counselor, Courtney Dunlap Season 2; Episode 78
In this episode, we interview our upbeat and high energy guest, Courtney Dunlap who is an elementary school counselor in Canton City Schools.  She gives excellent tips from how to cope with teaching our kids from home to how to give positive reinforcement to our kids to continue growth in their lives.  Courtney's attitude is contagious and she is a joy to talk to.  Listen and let Courtney brighten your day and help with understanding ways to connect with kids.
44:47
March 15, 2021
"Happily Ever After Divorce!" Kelly shares her story of finding a true and passionate love the second time around. Season 2; Episode 77
In this episode, Kelly Lewis shares the story of leaving an unhealthy marriage of 18 years to starting and living a healthy marriage with her second husband, Dave.  She shares how important it is to work on yourself after a break up to understand opportunities for growth in ourselves to prevent the same mistakes being made in other romantic relationships. Listen and learn how to love yourself so you will be more open to loving someone else in a healthy way.
50:56
March 8, 2021
Mimosa Monday's Dating Q & A: "Men and Women...What are they REALLY thinking?" With guests, Rae-Lin and Mike. Season 2; Episode 75
Have some fun with us in this Mimosa Monday episode!  We invited two guests, one male and one female, to share their perspectives on the dating game and how to move through the dating process.  Both Rae-Lin and Mike share their dating experiences and discuss every topic from burning questions for the opposite sex to the best and worst dates they have had.  What becomes apparent is that we are all looking for the same things: good communication, genuineness, integrity and being in a good heathy head space.  Guess what?  Everyone feels that communication is the most important thing that makes a dating relationship work.  Ionically, communication is what makes every relationship sink or swim.  Whether you are single or married, listen and learn while having fun with our brave and honest guests.  
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March 1, 2021
Girl Talk: "Have you emptied your lint basket?" Season 2; Episode 74
In this episode, we explore one of Mel Robbins analogies which compares the  lint in a dryer filter to how we collect our own "emotional lint" in our minds from self doubt and anxiety to depression and negativity from others. We share how that emotional lint can interfere with our effectiveness and efficiency at coping with our world. We talk about how to clean out our lint filters in healthy ways in order to face the next day where there will always be new lint collecting.  Life keeps coming but it helps to clean out the lint and find some moments of joy each day.  
10:55
February 26, 2021
"Partners in life and partners in business: We can overcome anything together!" Jamie and Jackie's story of building their partnership and their business, Clean Eatz: Season 2; Episode 73
In this episode, we interview Cheeky Girl Bosses, Jamie Piero and Jackie Rothman.  They are partners who own their business, Clean Eatz together, one in Perry Township and one in Cuyahoga Falls with another one coming in the near future.  Clean Eatz offers a healthier choice of pre-portioned and pre-cooked delicious meals with carry out or dine in options.  Jamie worked in the corporate realm while Jackie owned several gyms which is where they met when they worked out together.  They put their heads together and came up with a plan to leave their full time careers and take a "leap of faith" with Clean Eatz.  They had support of family and friends who encouraged them to move forward even though they had other "nay sayers" who told them they were crazy to start this business in Canton Ohio.  They share their journey of beginning the business as "newbies" to navigating changes in business with Covid to training others due to their success.  Jamie and Jackie also share the dynamics of living together as partners and working together as partners.  These two have a wealth of information to impart and are willing to give back to other business owners by sharing this information in their Franchise Advisory Board with training tips and business advice.  Listen and learn from these women who are successful and cheeky business owners!!!
26:48
February 22, 2021
Girl Talk Season 2; Episode 72
In this episode we explore the journey we are on and we discuss how we get to choose the ending to our stories using the quote, "Our job is not to deny the story, but to defy the ending - to rise strong, recognize our story, and rumble with the truth until we get to a place where we can think, yes,  this is what happened. And I will choose how the story ends."  What ending will you choose to your story?
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February 19, 2021
How do you speak "Love"? Season 2; Episode 71
In this episode we explore the 5 Love Languages (based on the book by Gary Chapman) and how understanding the different love languages can be a tool to increase communication, compromise and empathy in a healthy relationship. As the month of love continues, we discuss the 5 love languages which are Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Acts of Service, Gifts and Physical Intimacy and how these languages play a part in the way we give and receive love.  Gain some insight in order to grow your relationship into an even healthier and more positive place. What is your Love Language?
28:00
February 15, 2021
Girl Talk - Season 2; Episode 70
In this episode, we discuss how intrusive thoughts can lead to anxiety and get in the way of our peaceful life.  We explore the statements, "If only thoughts had an off switch", and "Thoughts are not facts".  We address these and find ways to cope with intrusive thoughts.  We share some of the current issues going on and how we plan to work on resolving them.  Come share some girl time with us.
11:10
February 12, 2021
First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage...Then What?? Season 2; Episode 69
In this episode, during the month of love, we explore relationships and how to stay in love. We look at common mistakes as relationships evolve and give some insight as to how to cultivate a healthy and romantic relationship whether your relationship is new or very established.  We encoruage our listeners to continue to date for their entire relationship, being intentional about staying "all in" and in love.  Listen to find ways to hold on to the romance!
35:43
February 8, 2021
Girl Talk: Season 2; Episode 68
On today's episode of Girl Talk, we check in and share what is going on this week in our lives.  Just like our listeners, we have ups and downs and continue to learn, grow and evolve every day.  Listen and share in some weekly girl talk with us as we navigate the rollar coaster of life.
12:47
February 5, 2021
"What can I do to help?" Alivia Hershberger's story of building her non profit "Simply Give". Season 2; Episode 67
In this episode, Alivia shares the story of how she came up with the idea of her non profit organization.  After her kids were born she had "an itch" to go do something".  She explains how her husband supported her and encouraged her to start Simply Give as a way to serve the community and connect with other women.  She started a Simply Give Facebook page and inspired people to do random acts of kindness.   She loves to have a positive impact on others and finds joy when others follow her lead.  Simply Give has two main outreach events: Mardi Bra in February and their Cancer Outreach in September.  Come and join in this positive way of viewing the world and "make generosity a lifestyle"
35:44
February 1, 2021
Girl Talk: Season 2; Episode 66
In this episode we check in on what we have done this week with our families and how we are looking forward to doing more as things start to normalize. Listen and catch up with some girl talk!❤️
15:04
January 29, 2021
Mimosa Monday with Nikolina DJDiva from Q92 Season 2: Episode 65
On this episode, our guest Nikolina from Q92 answers our listener's questions.   She thoughtfully voices her biggest passions in life with a genuine openness.  In addition to loving her job as a DJ, her passions include "helping others, loving others and being a voice to the voiceless".  She  shares some unknown personal facts about herself such as her family heritage and a few family traditions.  She also discusses her favorite celebrity guest she interviewed as a DJ and states, "The most fun artists are the ones that haven't peaked yet."    Nikolina is witty, charming and so entertaining.  Listen and have some fun with us!
40:26
January 25, 2021
Girl Talk: Season 2; Episode 64
In this episode we talk about events of this past week and how this affects our future selves . We are learning not to be afraid of trying new things and stepping outside our comfort zones. Are you???
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January 22, 2021
Sharing her childhood abuse and trauma for the first time: Bree’s story of overcoming. Season 2: Episode 63
In this episode, Bree Burick allows herself to be vulnerable and shares for the first time, her story of overcoming severe emotional and verbal abuse at the hands of her father.  She has never voiced any of this out loud to anyone outside of her immediate family.  She admits to feeling anxious but knows that she needs to let go of what she has been pushing down.  Bree is open and honest about the violence she experienced and witnessed in her family.   She explains how  the trauma of her childhood has created tumultuous relationships in her life and has affected the way she relates to others.  Listen to learn how far she has come in this journey and how she plans to continue to grow and move beyond the pain of her childhood.   She admits that she shared these hard truths to help herself to begin the healing process and to help others who may have experienced some kind of trauma that is still hurting them. We thank Bree for her bravery in sharing her story.
51:46
January 18, 2021
Girl Talk: Season 2; Episode 62
This is a new segment where we share a quick update on our lives in the moment.
11:17
January 15, 2021
"Yoga is a practice that changed my life!" Caroline Gronowski shares the birth of her business Yoga Bliss: Season 2; Episode 61
In this episode, Caroline Gronowski tells us how she started her Yoga Bliss business in the basement of her home after finding a love for yoga.  This group of women, passionate about the benefits of yoga,  grew as they continued to meet together in her basement until a friend encouraged her to open her own yoga studio in Fairlawn 10 years ago.  Three years ago she expanded her business  to a second Yoga Bliss location in Green.  Caroline feels that yoga has improved her life and acknowledges that yoga "makes me happy".   She feels strongly that yoga is a gift and her studios allow people to invest in themselves.  Yoga has taught Caroline that she can do anything she puts her mind to and she gained the insight that she is much stronger than she ever imagined.  She feels  that she has an obligation to shine and share what she loves.  Listen and learn how yoga changed her life and think about changing your own life with the peace and calmness of yoga. 
49:22
January 11, 2021
New Year, New Growth Opportunities: Season 2; episode 60
Happy New Year!  In this 1st Episode of Season 2, we explore what we are looking forward to in 2021.  We discuss lessons learned from 2020 and how we want to grow in this new year.  We talk about how the hard things we have overcome or are overcoming have made us stronger and have taught us difficult but important lessons.  We learn the most when we are experiencing tough times in life if we allow ourselves to recognize the possibilities.  Listen and grow with us.
21:24
January 4, 2021
December’s Mimosa Monday: Season 1; Episode 59
In this episode we recap our Cheeky Vibe + Peaceful Life year in the last podcast of the year. We talk about what we offer our listeners from our stories of overcoming, our series of psycho education, our linking arms with local non profit agencies, Mimosa Mondays and our Cheeky Girl Boss segments. We discuss what we have learned and some of our goals for the future❤️.
22:20
December 28, 2020
"Give yourself and others grace from unhealthy expectations!" Season 1; Episode 58
In this episode, we explore how the expectations we put on ourselves and on others are not always healthy and can actually cause us pain and frustration.  We encourage the idea of  giving ourselves grace and not expecting perfection in ourselves.  Also, we explore how the expectations we put on others can interfere with our own peace and happiness if those expectations are not met.  Learning to assertively share our feelings in the moment and then letting it go lets us be free from hurt others can cause us.  Listen and learn to give grace.
21:40
December 21, 2020
"Do What You Love!" Jennifer Doerschuk Geh shares the path to starting The District Boutique with her partner Marcy Horbus in Green. Sea 1; E 57.
In this episode, another one of our Cheeky Girl Bosses, Jen Doerschuk Geh, shares how she and her partner, Marcy Horbus,  have started and have grown The District Boutique in Green.  She talks about why she and her partner began this business and how they work so well as partners since each of them bring their own gifts to the business.  In the 6 years that their boutique has been open, they have learned to blend their styles and adapt to all of the changes, including doing business during Covid.  Jen explains how she has learned to juggle being a single mom with 3 kids, running a business and finding time for herself.  She shares that she is "good at compartmentalizing" and tries to be present in each moment in order to find the joy in whatever she is doing.   She sees that life gives her choices and she has to be the one to make the best choices for herself.  Another familiar theme that she shares is learning from everyone she encounters.  This brings respect and a positive work environment to herself, her partner and her team.  Listen and learn from this successful and amazing girl boss. 
34:59
December 14, 2020
"Kindness from so many people during our battle with Covid 19". Michele's own story of her family's fight to overcome this disease. Season 1: Episode 56
In this episode, Michele shares how her husband, son and herself came down with Covid 19.  She discusses how this disease has attacked them all in different ways from moderate symptoms in herself and her son to her husband's severe symptoms of high fever and pneumonia leading him to be placed on a ventilator in Aultman Hospital.  Michele admits that the love, prayers and support from so many people have been a blessing that is helping  the family get through this terrible time.  She said that she has used Facebook to connect with so many people since they could not have contact with anyone during their quarantine.  "The outpouring of support has been like getting hundreds of virtual hugs".  Lauren shares the importance of the quote, “Be kind, you never know what someone else is going through” and how that applies to each of us during these stressful times. Please listen to learn how important it is to appreciate each moment with loved ones.  All the little things that bother us in our day to day lives mean nothing when it comes down to the most important things like health and life.
24:20
December 7, 2020
"Mandy shares the importance of facing adversity head on to grow in all areas of her life even during a Pandemic". Season 1; Episode 55
In this interview we bring back one of our beautiful and most listened to guests to share what has been new in her life since the last interview.   She shared how Covid has impacted her life as a teacher,  a mother and a business woman.  She has learned that she can only control some things in her life but sees that most things are out of her control.  She admits that she likes control and this has been a test for her to learn to roll with what life sends her way.  She looks to the future to makes plans for when things return to "normal"  which helps her get through the day to day struggles.  She is honest and open about her own struggles with anxiety and fear of the unknown.  Let her inspire you to grow and evolve even in the most stressful of situations.
30:16
November 30, 2020
"I am not the Boss, I am one of the Team!" Laura Sirpilla Bosworth's insight into her retail business "Laura of Pembroke": Season 1; Episode 54
In this episode, Laura shares the journey into owning her own business,  "Laura of Pembroke".  She acknowledged that her parents were a huge factor in the success of their businesses.  They set the example for their children  and taught them to go after their dreams with lots of hard work and a passion to find their own way in life.   Laura's parents started the business with her 33 years ago and her brother and sister-in-law joined them in business 25 years ago and became partners.  Laura promotes a compassionate and inclusive work environment for her Team and her clients.  She sees herself as a part of the team and feels that she could not run this business without the support of the wonderful people who work "with" her.  She appreciates that her daughter began working for the team eight years ago  and loves the connection and the day to day working with family who  are all equal partners in the businesses.    Her father set the example when he came to the US with little to start his own business with his brother and grew several businesses into strong and successful ventures.  Just like our previous Cheeky Girl Bosses, Laura has learned to think outside of the box with the help of all of her partners, and they have continued to grow their businesses even during the Covid 19 pandemic. Everyone could learn something from this cohesive and loving family about being supportive and understanding how positive relationships drive and grow a business.   Listen and be inspired!
45:48
November 23, 2020
"I chased the winemaker into the bathroom to meet him!" Lauren Carpeta's 750ml Wine Boutique Story🍷
In this episode, Lauren Carpeta shares her story of buying and running her 750ml Wine Boutiques in Akron and Brecksville.  Lauren explains how she purchased this business as a "fun" endeavor but it has become her passion and her full time job.  Her sense of humor and adventure led her to some interesting ways to meet her winemakers.  She is open about how stressful the Covid 19 pandemic has been and she shares how she had to "think outside the box" to navigate a new way of doing business.   As the news of  the shut down unfolded, she went on a 9 mile walk while she put her plan in place for a new online version of her business. which has led to  amazing success. She gives our listeners good advice with insight and encourages an openness to learn something new every day.  What a wonderful business of wine and connections to others. 
47:54
November 16, 2020
“Tell me I can't and I will!” How DeLores Pressley built her businesses!💕 Season 1; Episode 52
In this Cheeky Girl Boss episode, DeLores Pressley, who is an author, Life Coach, Keynote speaker, CEO of DeLores Pressley Worldwide and founder of She Elevates, shares her journey of starting several businesses even while overcoming many obstacles. She notes that “when obstacles mess with me, I mess with them”. She gives us positive ways to move forward toward our goals while being open to asking for support. Her story has been shared in Glamour, Essence, Marie Clair as well as many other media outlets including OPRAH! Listen and be inspired as she shares her story of empowering others. 
34:52
November 9, 2020
“ Perseverance was my only option” 🌸Cindy Zurbrugg from N..C. Therapy Works:. Season 1; Episode 51
In this episode Cindy Zurbrugg shares her story of starting her own counseling agency, North Canton Therapy Works, with her business partner, Natalie Edwards. Cindy discusses the many obstacles of starting a business and how she and her partner overcame everything that tried to get in their way. Cindy not only overcame business obstacles, she overcame an abusive first husband, being a single mom and then a breast cancer diagnosis. Listen and be inspired. We can all persevere!💕
52:22
November 2, 2020
Mimosa Monday for October🥂🌸 Season 1: Episode 50
In this episode, we talk about Lauren’s own breast cancer scare right after interviewing our guests who survived breast cancer. She shares how she appreciated learning from our guests this month to reduce her stress. We find ways to be in the moment every day.
20:31
October 26, 2020
“I want to climb a mountain when I’m done”: Leanne Lehn’s journey. Season 1: Episode 49
In this episode, Leanne shares her story of overcoming breast cancer. She learned that she was stronger than she thought and decided to climb a mountain even while undergoing her treatment. When her treatment was done, including a mastectomy, she did just that and climbed a mountain with a group of friends and even strangers who encouraged her all the way to the top. Let her story inspire you!❤️
41:44
October 19, 2020
"Breast Cancer didn't beat me!" Michele Tilstra's journey to health after a breast cancer diagnosis. Season 1; Episode 48
In this episode, Michele Tilstra shares her journey from the terrifying diagnosis of breast cancer to her difficult decision to have a double mastectomy  through the long recovery process.  In her journey to health, she discusses how she advocated for herself and even used humor to move through the process.  She shares that she learned many things about herself and sees that she is stronger than she knew.  Having made it through this road to health, she feels that nothing can hold her back.  She now does not let fear get in the way of moving forward in all areas of her life.  She is an inspiration to all of us. 
40:23
October 12, 2020
"Be Proactive In Your Own Health". An interview with Richele Thompson, Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Midwife. Season 1; Episode 47
For Breast Cancer Awarenss Month, our guest who is a Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Midwife at My Ob/Gyn, shares Prevention and Treatment models for Breast Cancer.  She has a family history of breast cancer which further motivates her to advocate for women to use prevention against this disease.
33:30
October 5, 2020
September’s Mimosa Monday🍾🥂🌸. Season 1; Episode 46
In this episode, we share how anxiety affects all of us. We talk about our guilty pleasures and we introduce October’s topic of Breast Cancer Awareness with guests who share their journey to health.
22:04
September 28, 2020
How do we get to the next best version of ourselves? Season 1: Episode 45
In this episode, we discuss how to continue to grow to the next best version of ourselves. We share how to motivate ourselves to growth as we aspire to continue learning, growing and evolving with every day and every opportunity given to us. ❤️
08:28
September 21, 2020
Acknowledging our feelings of grief during this pandemic. Season 1: Episode 44
In this episode we explore the Kubler Ross stages of grief as applied to any loss: from death of a loved one to job loss to loss of a relationship. We are all experiencing grief as we mourn the loss of “normal” life during a pandemic. We explore coping skills and the choices we make to get through times of loss and crisis as we let ourselves “feel our feels” and move toward healing in healthy ways.
16:58
September 14, 2020
Stop the Self Sabotaging thoughts now! Season 1: Episode 43
In this episode we discuss how self sabotaging thoughts and behaviors hold us back from growth. Learn to free yourself from those negative and self sabotaging thoughts! Love yourself and grow!❤️
18:43
September 7, 2020
“Blessings from Vulnerabilities”🌸 Season 1: episode 42
In this episode, our guest Jessica Patzell shares her story of overcoming the trauma of domestic violence. She is open and real about the pain she suffered at the hands of her ex husband who abused her physically, sexually and emotionally during their marriage. She shares how she opened up about the abuse on Facebook Live which led her to the Domestic Violence Project Inc where she has been on the board for three years. She is a powerful advocate for women who have lost their voice and she founded the program, “I Choose Hope” to continue her outpouring of love and support to hurting women. She is an inspiration to all of us.❤️
52:51
August 31, 2020
August Mimosa Monday Season 1: episode 41
In this episode we discuss life with back to school as well as the fact that life keeps coming, good and bad, no matter how prepared we are.
17:54
August 24, 2020
Uncensored: Linzy Ross bares her deepest truths. Season 1: Episode 40
In this episode, Linzy Ross shares her journey to understand and find self awareness connecting to her inner child after years of trauma in her life.  This childhood chaos drove Linzy to find ways to punish herself and to look for ways to dull the pain without any hope of a healthy future which led to feelings of shame and coping with the trauma in all kinds of unhealthy ways.  She allows herself to be vulnerable and transparent with us, without holding any truth back. She is open about her drug addiction, alcohol abuse and criminal activities which were an every day part of her life. She shares how she has gained insight which has helped her to begin to love herself and to give herself grace and compassion.  This part of her journey is shared by all of us.
56:30
August 17, 2020
"Give, Serve, Love": Zlatka and Christopher's message of finding and knowing your true self through LOVE. Season 1: Episode 39
In this episode we interview Zlatka Cholakova and Christopher Kent as they share their story of overcoming their own fears and troubled times to find themselves and each other.  When you listen to them talk, you can't help but feel motivated and filled with positivity.  They break down the way to live life to the fullest.  This starts with LOVE and ends with LOVE.   They live life to give, serve and love others which is so needed and refreshing in this time of unrest and hate.  Let them lift you up and inspire you to love.  
58:21
August 10, 2020
Raina O'Dell's story: Overcoming intense and cumulative personal tragedies while experiencing extreme professional success. Season 1; Episode 38
On this episode, Raina O'Dell, a very successful and well known Beachbody Coach, shares her story of overcoming many trials and tribulations in her life.  She is a beautiful person who is open and honest about her difficult childhood, being married with two children at the age of 20 to a drug addicted husband, going through a divorce and then being diagnosed with severe Ulcerative Colitis resulting in a permanent ileostomy bag.  She shares her story of growth and learning to become a person with much healthier boundaries for family, work and friends. She chooses to inspire others and doesn't hide from her truths.  She gives us insight as to how she has gotten through these difficult times with her own quirky spin on life.  We loved having this extraordinary woman on our show to share her story.
51:04
August 3, 2020
July’s Mimosa Monday💕🍾 Season 1; Episode 37
In this episode we give an update as to how we are navigating the Covid experience. We share what we do to continue to find joy and reduce our anxiety during difficult times.
22:48
July 27, 2020
Unpacking the past for a journey to self awareness : Rachel Roy’s story 💕Season:1. Episode 36
Rachel shares her journey of growth over the past year after separating from her husband and leaning about herself in order to come back and have a much healthier relationship. She shares the positive ways she unpacked her past and learned to love herself.
39:03
July 20, 2020
Learning to enjoy being alone🌸. Season 1, Episode 35
Learn how to enjoy being by yourself by allowing yourself to feel your feels and think your thinks.
17:17
July 13, 2020
The healthy practice of saying “No”. Season 1, Episode 34
Learning to say no to others’ needs and yes to your own will build a stronger sense of self.
15:42
July 6, 2020
June’s Mimosa Monday 🍾💕season 1 episode 33
In this episode we discuss reevaluating your 2020 goals and also explore how to rekindle your intimacy with your partner.
25:22
June 29, 2020
The dark truth behind secrets- season 1 episode 32
In this episode we explore how dark secrets can lead to trauma in our lives.
17:55
June 22, 2020
Giving yourself grace through all the seasons in your life.
In this episode, we return to our podcast in a new season with all the changes that have occurred. We share how we adjust to continue to learn, grow and evolve.
15:07
June 15, 2020
Make Each Day Count: Emmy winning journalist Alanna Martella's remarkable story of overcoming death.
After returning from death as a teen, Alanna Martella shares how she changed her life.  She overcame death and made the decision to live her life instead of fearing her life. She is a traffic anchor with an NBC station in Cincinnati Ohio and she also has a You Tube Channel.  She encourages a healthy lifestyle which includes a good mindset, using visualization, having a strong support network, using prayer, and not letting fear hold you back.  Her story is inspirational and will uplift and motivate all who hear it.
40:43
June 8, 2020
Unstoppable Tracy inspires us to be unstoppable!
TV Host and #1 International MegaSuccess TedX Speaker, Unstoppable Tracy, shares her inspirational story of never letting the words "No" stop her from doing anything.  She has never stopped driving herself to be the best she can be.  She has turned businesses around and has been awarded the title of #1 Female Transformational Leader.  She has climbed Himalayan Mountains, captained a 110 foot tall ship, won a bronze medal for paraskiing, participated in sky diving and deep sea diving.  She is funny, entertaining and has been viewed virtually over 60 million times.  And...she is a 4-way amputee.  Listen and let her inspire you to be unstoppable and the best you possible.  
01:20:46
June 1, 2020
“Self” Series session 3: Self Compassion
This episode explores self compassion and how as we learn to give ourselves grace, we can reduce our stress.
25:20
May 25, 2020
The Power in Purpose: Krista’s story
In this episode, Krista shares her story of learning how to process her purpose in her life.
38:02
May 18, 2020
Using the power of sound to heal: Nicole Schoeppner's story.
Vibrational Sound Therapist, Nicole Schoeppner, uses the power of sound to heal.  She shares her journey to find healing and meaning in her own life after surviving several painful trauma experiences.   She found that sound can heal old hurts including her own childhood abuse and the death of her child at birth.  She now is a certified practitioner of vibration sound therapy.  With her bowls and gongs she shows how the vibration of sound against the body helps one to be mindful and present in the moment.  This can decrease anxiety and depression and begin the process of healing.
47:27
May 11, 2020
Get inspired with our Emmy Award Winning guest, Stephanie Haney!
We interview Stephanie Haney who is the Digital Anchor for Channel 3 News in Cleveland.  She shares her story of growing up locally in Perry Township and having the desire to see the world.  She is a driven and talented young woman who is also an attorney.  She has been on a reality TV show and has worked for several well known news shows. She has lived in North Carolina,  Los Angeles, New York City and is now back in Ohio working in Cleveland. When she puts her mind to something, she gets it done.  She does not let fear get in her way.  You will be inspired by how she has reached success through her determination and hard work. 
43:12
May 4, 2020
April's Mimosa Monday
We return to our Mimosa Monday format remotely from our own homes.  We answer questions from our listeners and share what life is looking like for us.  What to do with the time we have and how we are adjusting to the changes of the social distancing mandates are covered.  
26:42
April 27, 2020
A humble giver: an interview with Athena award winner Barb Armitage
In this episode we interview Barb Armitage who has done so much for the Alliance community. She was a teacher in the Alliance and Plain Local school districts and volunteered in many ways. She helped to start the Alliance Food Pantry and she and her sisters started the Bunny Hop 5k. She gives advice on how to give back to the community! She shares that being a part of a community requires us to give to that community. We need this more now than ever!❤️
41:10
April 20, 2020
Envisioning the future you!❤️
In this episode we explore how to level up to become our best self. Come learn, grow and evolve during this time of social distancing.
17:40
April 13, 2020
Mental Health Motivation: Corey Minor Smith’s Story❤️
In this episode, we interview Corey Minor Smith who has overcome living with mental illness in her mother, having a child as a senior in college, law school and divorce to become the author and advocate for helping others navigate the mental health system while providing community resources for support of families with mental health issues.
37:34
April 6, 2020
Mindful Monday
In this episode we are doing a Mindful Monday instead of our usual Mimosa Monday. We give examples of how to be mindful and to appreciate being in the moment.
19:08
March 30, 2020
Adversity won’t stop our guest Mandy!
In this episode, our guest Mandy shares her story of overcoming adversity. She got divorced at age 29 with 4 kids under 5 and found out her youngest son has Cerebral Palsy. This is her story of how she grew from the adversity!
35:25
March 23, 2020
Surviving the “Stay at Home” Directives due to the coronavirus.
In this episode, we share ways to navigate this time of social distancing. We give some healthy coping skills and inspirational ways to connect to others in this difficult time in all of lives.
27:07
March 20, 2020
Elec Wayne Simon: A raw and real interview about how he navigates his life.
In this episode Elec Wayne Simon shares his journey to become the man he is. He credits his strong and God loving mom for guiding him toward maturity and growth as an adult. He is open and vulnerable in sharing some of his journey, including his love for his mom and the struggle through divorce.
48:07
March 16, 2020
RAHAB: On the ground battling sex trafficking in our area.
In this episode, we interview our guests from RAHAB, Sonja White and Nichole Terrett. These guests share information about sex trafficking in our community with signs to watch for.
37:34
March 9, 2020
Postpartum depression with anxiety: Rachel’s story
In this episode we interview our guest, Rachel, who shares her journey through the first year of motherhood with all the ups and downs. She shares her battle with anxiety and some postpartum depression after her expectations of perfection as a new mom were impossible for her to meet.
41:40
March 2, 2020
February’s Mimosa Monday
Fish bowl topics include friendships, who inspired us and what the perfect weekend looks like to us.
27:03
February 24, 2020
Friends: Should they stay or should they go?
In this episode, we explore how to be a good friend, how to make new friends and knowing when to eliminate toxic friendships.
23:26
February 17, 2020
Cultivating Heathy Relationships
In this episode we discuss how to keep a relationship growing in healthy ways from intimacy to communication to intentional date nights
28:58
February 10, 2020
Healing before a healthy relationship
We explore expectations about healthy relationships. We look at the fears that hold us back and we look at red flags for unhealthy relationships.
32:53
February 3, 2020
January‘s Mimosa Monday
Fish bowl topics of online dating, what keeps you motivated, overcoming being stuck and decluttering the calendar and saying no.
32:12
January 27, 2020
6 Ways to Boost Your Confidence
This episode goes over 6 ways to boost your confidence from self care to not fearing failure.
15:03
January 20, 2020
Overcoming painful relationships with guest Rae-Lin.
One of our Cheeky Goddesses, Rae-Lin, shares her journey of growth after overcoming two painful relationships.
37:26
January 13, 2020
Overcoming Life’s Obstacles with guest, Michele.
In this episode, we interview our guest, Michele, who shares her story of overcoming childhood physical and sexual abuse. In addition, she has overcome breast cancer. She gives a beautiful and vulnerable testimony that gives hope to others overcoming similar issues.
45:27
January 6, 2020
Lauren’s quick tips for a healthy lifestyle.
Lauren gives our Cheeky Goddesses some tips for a healthy new year.❤️❤️
03:38
January 1, 2020
Our 1st Mimosa Monday!❤️
This is our first Facebook Live Podcast. We chose three topics out of the fishbowl to discuss in the moment. These topics were given to us by our Cheeky Goddess listeners.
24:10
December 30, 2019
“Self” Series-Session 2: Self Control
This episode explores self control and how gaining a sense of self control can lead to changing your negative self talk into new, intentional positive self stories. We will give you takeaways to add to your daily routine to build your positive self story.
30:57
December 16, 2019
“Self” Series session 1: Self Awareness
This is the first session of our “Self” series. We will be going over what self awareness means and how to grow our own self awareness without being defensive. We will be proving skills to encourage self awareness in our listeners.
26:59
December 9, 2019
Getting to know us
Get to know Michele and Lauren and our Cheeky Vibe
13:01
December 2, 2019