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Cheeky Vibe + Peaceful Life

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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"Journaling for herself led our guest to write a book to help others!" Season 3; Episode 145
In this episode, we meet and get to know Dr. Meghan Powell who is an author, publisher, and writing coach.  Meghan started her journaling journey for her healing and growth. When she started seeing the benefits from her personal experience, she started sharing it on her Instagram. As she shared her stories, she quickly started getting questions from her followers. This led to connecting with other women who wanted to learn how to journal. She created a book to help others learn more about journaling and getting started on journaling for themselves. She also shares how she stayed aligned with the process and growth of building a business.  Listen and learn from Meghan.
July 04, 2022
"Don’t ever be afraid of asking for what you want!" Season 3; Episode 144
In this Mimosa Monday episode we discuss what has been lighting us up. We share the importance of pushing ourselves to ask for what we want even if that means we might hear “no”. Go for what inspires you!
June 27, 2022
"Integrity = Trust: Are you trustworthy to yourself and others?" Season 3; Episode 143
In this episode, we explore the definition of integrity and how integrity is so important for our relationships with others and with ourselves.  We discuss how having integrity creates trust and safety in a relationship.  We go over examples of how to have integrity in our relationships and we explore how our words mean nothing if they are not followed through with actions. We examine how this holds true with others but also how our limiting beliefs can hold ourselves back when we don't trust our decisions or our goals.  Listen and learn some new ways to gain integrity with yourself and how to have more integrity with others.
June 20, 2022
"Telling her truth led to her own healing and to helping so many other women: Erika Hull's story" Season 3; Episode 142
In this episode, we interview Erika Hull, married mother of 6, entrepreneur, author and business owner who shares her story of overcoming and surviving abuse in every area of her life.  Her healing began when she found her voice and shared her truth.  Her own healing has led her to reach out and support other women, starting the Cornher office with her business partner, Dr. Cheryl Jackson.  The Cornher office has the mission to level the playing field for women in business, distributing the privilege, so everyone has the same opportunities to thrive.  This allows primary parents to not have to choose between work and family by creating an environment where they can work, create, and pursue their passions while caring for young children.  Listen and be inspired!
June 13, 2022
"The hardest things in life can turn in to blessings!" Season 3; Episode 141
In this episode, we explore ow we have both been through some really tough times in our lives.  Both of us feel that the most difficult times have led to the most growth and even the biggest blessings when we viewed these challenges as a way to grow and change, adjusting to the new reality which was forced upon us.  When we are faced with difficult situations in life, we can often move forward by changing our perspectives from a victim mentality to a perspective of overcoming and then look for ways to help others.  It really does feel good to give back!
June 07, 2022
Mimosa Monday on Tuesday! Season 3; Episode 140
Welcome to Mimosa Monday on Tuesday due to the Memorial Day Holiday.  Enjoy our visit together!
May 31, 2022
"How self-healing led our guest, Karina Rodriguez, to discovering her path to success."" Season 3; Episode 139
In this episode Karina Rodriguez shares how her journey of self-healing and discovery led her path that got her where she is today.  She explains that the healing practices and health journeys she used such as yoga, meditating, nutrition and leaving an unhealthy relationship helped her bring love back to herself. Karina also shares how to tap into our conscious mind through practicing mindfulness. She discusses how she helps over-achievers develop a secure relationship with themselves and their body so they can live a fulfilling life.  Join us in closing out the episode with a guided meditation.
May 23, 2022
Hope, Daydreaming and Restlessness can actually be helpful to reaching our goals!" Season 3; Episode 138
In this episode we explore how there are things we often see as negative but are actually positive in ways to grow and evolve.  Daydreams give us ideas to focus on for our future while hope gives us goals for our future.  Restlessness is the energy we need to move forward to reach those goals.  Don't be afraid to daydream, hope and feel the excitement of restlessness in order to grow! 
May 16, 2022
Interview with Nancy Schmidt! Season 3; Episode 137
In this episode, we interview the hardworking and unstoppable Nancy Schmidt who runs several community magazines with her husband, Karl.
May 09, 2022
"Turning social comparison into a positive way to grow!" Season 3; Episode 136
In this episode, we explore how it can be harmful to our self-esteem if we are constantly comparing ourselves to what we see on social media and other sources. Social media is often filled with edited and artificial versions of reality which can make us feel like we can't compare.  We change the thinking and discuss four strategies that can be used to benefit from social comparison which is from an article in Psychology Today.   Healthy ways to use comparison include focusing on similarities, setting your own goals, establishing collaborative norms and looking at more than one person to compare yourself to. Comparisons can actually lead to building self-esteem and motivating growth in ourselves.  Isn't that a better way to look at comparisons??
May 02, 2022
"Taking our own advice on this Mimosa Monday!" Season 3; Episode 135
On this episode, we share how we often forget to give ourselves grace and that leads to not following our own advice.  Allowing ourselves to relax and not calling it "lazy" needs to be a part of our week.  Keeping too busy without a break can make us anxious and edgy.  With some rest, we can do a better job in all areas of our lives.  What do you need to do for down time? 
April 25, 2022
"What part of the journey are you missing? Being in the moment during growth." Season 3; Episode 134
On this episode, we share how we have both been on a journey of growth.  On these journeys, we can sometimes lose sight of what is happening in the moment when we are too focused on the end product.  We encourage our listeners and ourselves to slow down and appreciate what is going on during a period of growth as a part of moving toward our goals. We share that we want to focus on the connections we are making and noticing how we are changing as a part of the journey to our goals while recognizing that even when that goal is met, new ones will be set.  What journey are you on and what do you want to pay attention to in order to enjoy the journey?
April 18, 2022
"Newsymom" is inclusive, supportive, accepting and even can become family for moms of all ages: Michaela Madison shares how this group got started. Season 3; Episode 133
In this episode, our inspiring guest shares her story of how she started the group Newsymom when she had her first child almost 6 years ago.  When she had her baby, she wanted information about best practices and evidenced based research on what was healthiest for her baby. She said she had to go to so many places to get information including health departments, websites, Big Brothers/Sisters, and her own mom.    She also realized that she did have her own mom as a resource, but some women have no one in their lives to go to. She said she had an epiphany to put all of the information in the same place for all moms to have easy access to the information they would need to raise their children. She said that this group provides acceptance and inclusion for all moms no matter what.  She said that putting all kinds of different women together help them learn and grow together, focusing on their similarities instead of their differences which leads to empathy and positive change.  She said that true change starts in every living room, and she promotes pouring in love, kindness and acceptance in our homes so that this will become a normal part of every child's life.  Check out this group to see what all is offered in three counties here in our area for moms of all ages.
April 11, 2022
"Who has inspired you? A tribute to the amazing women in our lives!" Season 3; Episode 132
In this episode, we explore who has inspired us to be the women we are today.  We share how the important women in our lives, from our mothers to our longtime friends, have supported us, pushed us and helped us to grow.  These valuable relationships that we have had in our lives have made an impact on who we are and how we take on the world.  We appreciate every relationship, and we want to keep learning from those individuals who have helped to mold us in so many ways.
April 04, 2022
"Social Hour" and Interview with Sandy Doll, Owner of Social at the Stone House! Season 3; Episode 131
This is our first "social hour' to support local spots in the community.  For this social hour, we gathered at Social at the Stone House with some of our loyal listeners to chat, eat some delicious food and enjoy a cocktail or two.  We also got to interview Sandy Doll, the beautiful and innovative cheeky girl boss, who owns this amazing restaurant.  She shares how she started this business as an event center during the pandemic and had to pivot and make changes due to what was going on in the world.  With the support of her husband, family, friends and staff, she turned the event center into a venue that is like nothing else in northeast Ohio. The restaurant, in an old stone mansion in Massillon, Ohio, is decorated exquisitely, with each room having its own unique cheeky vibe, showcasing Sandy's flair for style and excellence. All three floors of the restaurant need to be explored and appreciated with several bars, cozy fireplaces and individual dining spaces with an outdoor area as well.  The food is tasty, the cocktails are delightful, and the entire place is inviting.  Dinner at Social at the Stone House is a must!  
March 28, 2022
"Normalizing the Money Conversation", an interview with Amy Ruggeri. Season 3; Episode 130
In this episode, Lauren interviews Amy Ruggeri from the Ruggeri Group where she and her husband, Bob, work as Licensed Financial Coaches. Amy shares how difficult it is for people to discuss the topic of money.  Many see the topic of finances as taboo since they have never been educated about planning for the future. Amy said that 31% of people actually worry about money all the time but never really know how to handle their finances.  Amy gives our listeners some tips and advice on how to make talking and planning about money easier which can reduce stress.  Listen and learn how to take control over your finances.
March 21, 2022
"Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable helps you continue to stretch and grow." Season 3; Episode 129
In this episode we discuss how there are times we are put in to new and uncomfortable positions and that can create anxiety.    We encourage our listeners to enjoy the journey and embrace the unknown.  These can be the times when the most growth happens.
March 14, 2022
"Are your actions in line with what you say your goals are in life?" Season 3; Episode 128
In this episode, we challenge our listeners to explore whether their actions match what they say their goals are.  We discuss the importance of integrity, especially with ourselves, which will help to build our self-esteem, our confidence and even help us to attain our goals. We process how we can sabotage our own goals when we don't follow through with the actions that could actually help us to get what we want in our lives.  Are there some behaviors that need changed in order to meet your goals and plans for your life?  To answer those questions, we suggest listing several core values and then focus on how to make these values be in every area of your life. Listen and grow with us!
March 10, 2022
"Embracing Your Imperfections in Public Can Make You More Relatable to Others!" Season 3; Episode 127
In this Mimosa Monday episode, we share how being vulnerable with others can help us be more relatable.  We share how fear can get in the way of connecting to others and can give off the wrong impression.  When we are open and genuine with people, it can make it easier for others to see us as approachable.  We talk about using some interesting questions as conversation starters.  We also share about our upcoming Cheeky Vibe event: "Social Hour at Social at the Stone House", on Saturday, March 12 at 4:30.  This will be our first in person event in two years!  Come out and celebrate with us!
February 28, 2022
"Signs that we may need a lifestyle change". Season 3; Episode 126
In this episode, we explore some signs that we may need a lifestyle change based on an article in Psychology Today by Sean Grover.  We explore when a change is needed in our life to create joy, decrease stress and decrease disappointment.  We discuss how trauma, loss and hardships can trigger a desire for a lifestyle change in order to decrease depression and anxiety and how this relates to some things we have gone through in our own lives.  The good news is that we all have the power to make new choices if they are made with thought after using problem solving skills.  Is there something in your life that needs changed? 
February 21, 2022
"I value mistakes!" Chelsea Schwartz guides us through learning from mistakes during the first year of her growing business. Season 3; Episode 125
In this week's podcast, our guest Chelsea, shares what led to the birth of her new candle business, Night Lights Company.  When Covid 19 closed everything down, she had been working at a brewery and had to rethink how to make money.  She said that when she was off of work for several months, she began to explore options of a business she could do from home. She said that she watched several videos and was intrigued about the idea of making her own candles.   She said she spent time researching and then went to her support network for affirmation and ideas.  They felt she was on to something good, and she bought the supplies out of her savings she had put aside for something special. She started making candles in her one-bedroom apartment and put them out to friends, family and then to markets around her area.  She ended up getting connected with one of her current partners who suggested she place her candles in the boutique, Laura of Pembroke. Her candles sold out quickly and this was the start of growing her business.  Listen to how Chelsea navigated being a 25-year-old business owner who has a growing business while valuing the mistakes she has made. 
February 14, 2022
"The difficulty in trying to reason with unreasonable people". Season 3; Episode 124
In this episode, we explore an article from Psychology Today by Dr. Susan Haas, called "Don't try to reason with unreasonable people".  We look at the types of people who make reasonable communication impossible. We also share some simple strategies to cope with the unreasonable people in our lives with whom we have to engage.  As usual, setting healthy boundaries is a starting point to keep toxic and verbally abusive people at a safe distance.  Where do you need to place some healthy boundaries in order to avoid unreasonable people?
February 07, 2022
"Turning your brain off for down time! Mimosa Monday." Season 3; Episode 123
Do you have a hard time turning off your thoughts when you have a day off or when you are trying to fall asleep?  In this episode, we share our stories of our own problems with allowing ourselves time to relax without guilt or shame.  We are both still learning to let go of the "shoulds" when we have a day off or when we want to enjoy some time for ourselves.  We recognize that we are both more productive when we give ourselves a break from all the things on our to-do list. We give some tips that have worked for us.  What can you do to turn off your brain and relax?
January 31, 2022
"One decision away from a totally different life." Season 3; Episode 122
In this episode we explore the quote, "You're always one decision away from a totally different Life" (YourTango) and how we have seen this in our own lives.  Following our last podcast on "What ifs", we discuss that even following through with the tiniest decision can start the process of change in life even when it is uncomfortable or scary.  We have to start somewhere.  Where are you willing to start?
January 24, 2022
Do the "What ifs" in decision making get in the way? Rethink those "What ifs"! Season 3; Episode 121
In this episode, we talk about healthy decision making and what can get in the way of healthy decisions.  We go through the process of making good decisions and we discuss how when we avoid making a decision, we are still making a decision even though it is a passive one.  When we are unable to make a healthy decision, we can get "stuck" which can lead to anxiety and depression.  We reference the self-help book, Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A guide to Reclaiming Yourself by Nedra Glover Tawwab which gives examples and questions to help guide you through the decision-making process with healthy boundaries.  When a decision is being considered, we encourage our listeners to think "What is the worst thing that can happen if I make this decision?" and "Can I live with that?"  We also explore turning the negative "what if" thinking into more positive "what if" thoughts to change the negative mindset.  Listen and grow in healthy decision making!
January 17, 2022
"Redefining your vision as you grow and change." Season 3; Episode 120
In this episode, we look at how we have had to redefine our own vision of ourselves as our lives have changed and as we have met some of the goals that were a part of past visions.  We admit that there are times when we are focused on a vision that keeps us going and helps us in the moment, but which can change as our own lives and roles change.  It can be confusing and even give us a sense of a loss of identity until we reevaluate our vision to fit the next chapter in our lives. We need to recognize our growth and readjust the vision.  What is the vision you see for yourself and where do you need to adjust your vision?
January 10, 2022
"Do you have healthy and realistic expectations?" Season 2; Episode 119
In this first podcast of the new year, we process how to have healthy and realistic expectations for ourselves, for others and for life's situations.  We share some examples of times when we have expectations which were not met or fell short.  We discuss how to develop healthy expectations in order to enjoy every moment in life even when things are not going the best.  We encourage ourselves to look for what is going right instead of focusing on all the things that didn't happen the way we thought or expected in order to be in the moment and find joy in every situation.  Listen and learn to identify the most realistic take away from what life sends along.
January 03, 2022
What is a heathy goal for yourself for the new year? Season 2; Episode 118
In this episode, we look back over the last year to explore things we want to do more of in the new year and things we want to do less of.  We look at our growth and also at areas that we need to continue to make progress.  What have you learned about yourself this year and where do you want to grow this year?  
December 27, 2021
"With a new challenge, do you feel excitement or fear?" Our guest Hannah Brian embraces life with a gusto. Season 2; Episode 117
In this episode, we interview the amazing, Hannah Brian, who is a 1st Lt. in the Air Force.  She is a 25-year-old dynamo who is in charge of over 450 personnel on an Air Force Base in Destin Florida, overseeing the mechanics and maintenance for F35 fighter jets.  She has her degree in Aerospace engineering after participating in ROTC.  She has never let fear hold her back and actually said she doesn't really feel fear, she feels excitement when facing something new or challenging.  She heard the quote, "A ship is safe in the harbor, but that is not what a ship is made for" and has lived by this motto for her entire life.  She embraces new situations and loves to try new things in new cities. Listen and grow with our "take charge" guest!
December 20, 2021
Finding "Joy" during the Holidays even during difficult times! Season 2; Episode 116
In this episode, we explore how to find ways to enjoy the Holidays even when we are struggling with less than joyful things from difficult emotions to difficult family members.  We go through a plan for peace for the holidays including taking time for yourself, recognizing your priorities and understanding triggers for your emotions while allowing yourself to "feel your feels".  We look at the importance of laughter and having a support person in your life. We all need a refresher course on how to navigate the holidays while having the insight that the holidays will be over before you know it.  Enjoy the moment and find ways to embrace the moment!
December 13, 2021
"Give 110% even if you don't have 110% to give" and other inspiring thoughts by our guest Marcie Horbus! Season 2; Episode 115
Listen to hear how our guest Marcie, one of the partners of The District Boutique in Green, has overcome difficult obstacles in her life.  She shares how she didn't let fear hold her back in the leap to start a boutique business 7 years ago with her partner, Jen Geh, even without a background in business or fashion.  She and Jen have a strong friendship build on respect and communication which has helped them create their own support network in which to bounce ideas, support each other and build each other up while also understanding each other's talents and their own limitations.  This is an important piece to their successful business which helps them to continue to grow and evolve with what is going on in the moment with their business. She also shares the importance of having fun and giving whatever passion you may have, your 110%.  Be inspired with Marcie's story and success!
December 06, 2021
"Reflections of a tough but blessed second year for us at Cheeky Vibe Peaceful Life." Season 2; Episode 114
On this week's episode, we reflect upon the past year as we finish up our second year as co-hosts for our podcast Cheeky Vibe Peaceful Life.  We recognize that even in the toughest year, we can find blessings and joy.  We share some of the obstacles we each have overcome and we share how these difficult situations have led to growth and positive change in ourselves.  
November 29, 2021
"Stop the negative self talk cycle!” Season 2; Episode 113
In this episode, we continue our discussion of how being grateful can improve our lives and well-being.  We share 5 type of distorted thinking that can get in the way of positive self talk.  We go over how to break the negative thinking patterns by using the S.O.S. method and we give some examples of how to practice gratitude with questions to ourselves as well as how to give ourselves a positive pep talk. We also discuss the benefits of positive self talk in our lives. If you feel you are stuck in a negative mindset, listen to overcome what Dr. Robert Emmons calls, Gratitude Deficit Disorder.
November 22, 2021
"Gratitude: The foundation for a healthier life!" Season 2; Episode 112
In this episode, we explore how having gratitude in our lives can enhance our well-being and improve our psychological, relational, emotional and physical health.  We discuss research which shows that gratitude has the power to heal, energize and change our lives in amazing ways.  Some people have a difficult time finding things for which to be grateful.  "Gratitude Deficit Disorder", a term coined by Dr. Richard Emmons from the University of California, defines some of the reasons people have a hard time showing gratitude. Do you have "Gratitude Deficit Disorder"?  Listen and learn how to move toward gratitude for a more peaceful life even during difficult times!
November 15, 2021
Breaking the "I'm sorry" cycle! Season 2; Episode 111
In this episode, we look at replacing the "I'm sorry" cycle with a more positive "thank you" statement.  Instead of saying, "I am sorry I am late", it could be changed to, "Thank you for waiting for me".  We talk about changing the way we view our conversations if we are always apologizing.  We definitely need to own our behavior and apologize when it is ours to own but often we get into the habit of saying "I'm sorry" when we are just trying to smooth the waters and prevent a disagreement. Is this something you need to change?  Listen and grow with us!
November 08, 2021
"Trying to be everything for everyone: An impossible task!" Season 2; Episode 110
In this episode, Lauren interviews her friend, Tami Castillo, who shares her story of overcoming a traumatic and tumultuous childhood.  This trauma led her to try to control every aspect of her life in order to feel safe.  However,  this unhealthy drive for control and perfectionism led to instability and stress in her adult life.  Tami shares how she "took on independence to an extreme" due to having to take care of so many people in her life from a very young age.  She tells us how this led her to rigid and black and white thinking which was anxiety provoking and impossible to sustain.  After marrying her husband, she grew and flourished with his generosity and patience.  He gave her grace which helped her gain insight to give herself grace and helped her create new and healthier truths in her life. She also said that she was able to reconnect to her faith which helped her move forward in positive ways.  Listen and learn how to let go of unhealthy expectations.❤️
November 01, 2021
Mimosa Monday: "Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable." Season 2; Episode 109
In this Mimosa Monday episode, we discuss how there are times in life you just have to "wing it" and be comfortable with being uncomfortable.  We share how this has applied to us in the past and every day.  There are times we don't feel ready doing the new or uncomfortable things but we have to push through these to gain confidence once we do it.  Where do you need to get push through and get comfortable with the uncomfortable?
October 25, 2021
How can you "Reset and Refresh" when you are feeling overwhelmed? Season 2; Episode 108
When you are feeling overwhelmed and anxious, it may be helpful to just take some deep breaths and ask yourself, "What do I need in this moment to feel relaxed?"  It could be a walk outside to relax or some coffee with a friend.  Some times, we may just need to take a break from our phones.  There are times that we need to just detach and disconnect from social media or other things that take us away from being in the moment.  We both have been guilty of "over consuming" social media or even just time on our phones.  If we take a break and put our phones down for an hour, a day or a weekend, we can be more fully in the moment and more open to enjoying time with family and friends which are ways to fill your cup. There are even apps that limit your time on your phone apps and kick you off the app when time runs out.  What are you willing to do to be able to reset and refresh your days?
October 18, 2021
Rewrite your "Story" by turning your perceived failures into opportunities for growth. Season 2; Episode 107
How do you perceive failure?  We share how some of the perceived failures that we have expereinced, have led to the most growth in our lives.  Failure can be a catalyst to change which helps us rewrite our "story".  We don't have to get stuck in the failure which can become our story filled with regret, shame or fear.  We all fail at times but those failures don't make us bad people.  When we take a look at the hard things we go through as an opportunity to make better choices and look at the situation as a way to evolve, we can change our story.  Failure is not permanent and we have the choice to learn and grow from every experience.  How do you want your own story to evolve?
October 11, 2021
"Don't let resentment kill your relationship!" Season 2; Episode 106
In this episode, we explore how resentment can get in the way of healthy relationships, whether with your significant other, family or friends.  We recognize that resentment will come up at some point in most relationships because of miscommunication or misinterpretation.  We both have had our share of resentment with loved ones and resentment continues to come up at times, even in the most healthy relationships.  It is really how you handle the negative feeling.  We share some positive ways to cope with resentment which include assertive communication by using "I" statments, having healthy boundaries, and using empathy to understand how each person feels about what transpired, without being defensive.  Improving your communication, your ability to compromise and using empathy will help reduce the negative effects of resentment.  Don't let resentment kill your relationship!
October 04, 2021
Mimosa Monday: "How to keep the fire in your healthy relationship🔥❤️!”Season 2; Episode 105
In this Mimosa Monday episode, we continue the process of healing in our relationships.  We talk about how to hold on to the fire and passion when you are in a healthy relationship.  The excitement and glow that comes from the beginning of a new relationship can lose it's luster when day to day life brings a dose of reality to that relationship.  It is impossible to sustain the raw excitement of a new relationship. However, we can keep the passion for a life time if we understand how to do this.  A healthy functional relationship takes hard work and intentional time committed to making it better.  Isn't your relationship worth it?❤️
September 27, 2021
“Moving from toxic to healthy: The healing process!” Season 2; Episode 104
In this episode we explore how to heal after leaving a toxic or abusive relationship.  We talk about how to focus on ourselves with forgiveness, patience and self care after leaving toxicity in order to move from victim to confident survivor.
September 20, 2021
"Is this really abuse?" Defining forms of abuse that occur in relationships. Season 2; Episode 103
Some times, people are surprised to learn what is actually considered abusive behavior.  In this episode, we explore some types of abuse including the obvious ones like physical and verbal abuse to less overt forms of abuse including finacial and emotional abuse.  Abuse of any kind in not acceptable in any relationship.  We need to learn to find our voice to encourage respectful and kind relationships every day and in every relationship.  Listen and grow in to healthier relationships.
September 13, 2021
"A beautiful storyteller, Lindsay Buckingham from WKYC News, shares her own inspiring personal story!" Season 2; Episode 102
In this episode, I interview our friend, Lindsay Buckingham, who is the Special Projects Reporter at WKYC Channel 3 News.  Lindsay is a wonderful storyteller who connects to her audience and those she interviews with a strong sense of compassion, genuineness and encouragement.  She is open and warm, which helps her engage in such a positive way with others.  She shares her journey from Chicago's Columbia College to her current position at WKYC where her stories are positive, uplifting and often can teach all of us valuable lessons.  As she shares her story, she is vulnerable and gives us a peak into her own personal life, allowing us to hear how she has overcome career struggles while raising her two children as a single mom, to the exciting news of her recent marriage to her amazing husband.  You will become a huge fan of Lindsay's once you hear her story.  I know I did❤️!
September 06, 2021
What are you celebrating in your Life? Mimosa Monday Season 2; Episode 101
Happy Mimosa Monday!!  What are you celebrating today?  We share some milestones that we are celebrating both personally and as co-hosts of Cheeky Vibe.  It's easy to celebrate when things are going well and we accomplish big or even small things.  However, the trick is trying to find something to celebrate every day even when things are tough.  When we focus on our blessings and find gratitude, our mindset changes and our mood improves.  Where are your blessings and how do you turn those into celebrations every day?  
August 30, 2021
What is the difference between a "Trauma Bond" and a "Healthy and Loving" relationship? Season 2; Episode 101
Are you in a healthy relationship?  In this episode, we explore the difference between an unhealthy trauma bond relationship which is filled with abuse, volatility and pain and a healthy loving relationship which is filled with mutual respect, stability and trust.  Those small things that fill you with anxiety or fear in the beginning of a relationship need to be acknowledged and addressed because they can become huge problems or even abuse if we ignore them.  Some relationships are so unhealthy and filled with trauma that we need to walk (no, RUN) away even when it is difficult to leave.   Although we both have expereinced abusive and disrespectful relationships in our past, we share how putting the work in on ourselves to build self esteem and confidence has led both of us to healthy and loving relationships.  Listen to gain insight about what a healthy relationship can be for you.
August 23, 2021
"Taking one more step even when you think you can't!" Season 2; Episode 100
In this episode, we explore the quote, "Courage is nothing more than taking one more step than you think you can".   We talk about our own experiences with taking the next step even when it is scary or overwhelming.  In order to get things done, we can look at life like a college student; "one deadline at a time" instead of looking at the entire semester.  If we enjoy the process and allow ourselves to be present in each part of the journey, we will be able to move forward without fear holding us back from the next step.   Have the courage to take the next step!
August 16, 2021
“Self care is not always what you think it is.” Season 2; Episode 99
Some people think self care is only about relaxing, watching Netflix or getting a pedicure.  Those things can be self care but sometimes self care is taking time to do the really hard things like putting yourself on a budget, exercising or saying no to unhealthy habits. We explore how to have self care as a part of our daily lives instead of using self care as an escape from our lives.  Having this attitude helps us to see self care as a part of the routine every day which will reduce our stress and help us have healthier existence.
August 09, 2021
"Appreciate Life Every Single Day" Season 2; Episode 98
We explore how to look at life with appreciation especially after the tough year that we had.  Being compassionate and kind to the people we love is important to remember because tomorrow is not promised.  Find ways every day to show those in your life how much they mean to you.
August 02, 2021
Mimosa Monday: Enthusiasm for the upcoming play: "Love, Loss and What I Wore." Season 2; Episode 97
In this episode, we talk to Elizabeth Thomakos and Sarah Spies who are two of the five actresses (and one understudy) appearing in the play, "Love, Loss and what I Wore".  The play will be held One Night Only at the Kent State University Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center on Friday, August 13, 2021 at 7:30 pm. The performance is free with donations going to the Performing Arts Center's Endowment Fund.  This is a Black Box Ensemble with Don Irven as the director.  The play is based on the book by Ilene Beckerman who wrote about outfits she remembered from her life and the stories tied to those outfits. The book was adapted into play form by Nora and Delia Ephron.  Nora and Delia emailed 100 women for stories about their own remembered outfits which they wove together with the collection of stories from the book.  As Ephron said, "this is not about fashion; it is about what clothes really are to us, those moments when we are constantly trying to find our identity through them."  The weaving of relationships and wardrobes creates a time capsule of a woman's life.    Make a plan to attend.  It will make a perfect girls' night out!!  For more information, call 330-308-6400.
July 26, 2021
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.
July 19, 2021
What do you need to pay attention to in your life? Season 2; Episode 95
We all need to pay attention to each aspect of our life. Listening to our bodies allows us to set healthy boundaries and take care of ourselves. Prioritizing and making to-do lists can reduce our stress. However, there are times we need to just relax and “chuck” the list we have created for the day and be ok with that. We also need to recognize that we need to include “having fun” on our to-do list every day. There are times we need to detach ourselves from the serious side of life so our joy is not stolen. All of this will reduce stress and create a more well-rounded version of ourselves. What do you need to pay attention to?❤️
July 12, 2021
"Defense Mechanisms: We all use them. Which ones do you use?" Season 2; Episode 94
In this episode, we explore defense mechanisms and how we all use these to cope with stress and trauma in our lives.  Some defense mechanism are harmful to us and our relationships while others are more mature and helpful.  We look at defense mechanisms that we use and look at how we have grown in coping with stress.  We also acknowledge that we still have areas of opportunity for growth.  What defense mechanisms do you use and where can you gain insight and grow?
July 05, 2021
"Mimosa Monday: Conquering the negative pieces of ourselves!" Season 2; Episode 93
In this Mimosa Monday episode, we explore how to conquer the negative "stuff" from our past and integrate all the parts of ourselves as we continue to grow in to the best version of ourselves.  At times, we have to explore the things we may have "had" to do to in a certain point in our lives in order to keep moving forward. We need to understand that every thing we go through in our life helps us to grow if we let it. All of those pieces of us (good, bad and in between) make up who we are as a whole as we learn from each experience. What do you need to conquer about yourself? Come grow with us!
June 28, 2021
Step out of your comfort zone and live life! Season 2: Episode 92
Don't let fear hold you back! We explore how there have been times in both of our lives when we were fearful of trying something new but pushed ourselves outside of our comfort zone. That push to ourselves led to growth which built self confidence and positivity. Are you holding yourself back? Listen and find ways to push yourself to growth!❤️
June 21, 2021
"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  This story is a beautiful and inspiring story of turning tragedy into helping others.
June 14, 2021
"Nothing is ever wasted in life and we can learn from everything": An Interview with Judge Elizabeth Thomakos : Season 2; Episode 90
Elizabeth Thomakos 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!
June 07, 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!❤️
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.
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 (
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.
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. 
May 03, 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🌸
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.
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.
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?  
April 05, 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. 
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.  
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.
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.
March 08, 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.  
March 01, 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.  
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!!!
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?
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?
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.
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!
February 08, 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.
February 05, 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"
February 01, 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!❤️
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!
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???
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.
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.
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. 
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.
January 04, 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❤️.
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.
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. 
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.
December 07, 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.
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!
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. 
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. 
November 09, 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!💕
November 02, 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.
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!❤️
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. 
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.
October 05, 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.
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. ❤️
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.
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!❤️
September 07, 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.❤️
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.
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.
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.  
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.
August 03, 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.
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.
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.
July 13, 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.
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.
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.
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.
June 08, 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.  
June 01, 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.
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.
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.
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. 
May 04, 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.  
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!❤️
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.
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.
April 06, 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
March 09, 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.
March 02, 2020
February’s Mimosa Monday
Fish bowl topics include friendships, who inspired us and what the perfect weekend looks like to us.
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.
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
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.
February 03, 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.
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.
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.
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.
January 06, 2020
Lauren’s quick tips for a healthy lifestyle.
Lauren gives our Cheeky Goddesses some tips for a healthy new year.❤️❤️
January 01, 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.
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.
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.
December 09, 2019
Getting to know us
Get to know Michele and Lauren and our Cheeky Vibe
December 02, 2019