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My Sentiments Exactly

My Sentiments Exactly

By Kayleon Dortch-Elliott
My Sentiments Exactly is a podcast & community eliminating taboo, breaking stigmas, bringing awareness & normalizing hard conversations and encouraging listeners to start the discussion with those around them. Tune in each week as Kay facilitates conversations necessary for growth, transformation, healing, and genuine community. Connect: www.bygracenp.com/podcast www.facebook.com/msepodcast www.instagram.com/msepodcast
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087: Our Youth ft. Maria Lazaro
Tune in for Open Mic Monday with Maria Lazaro as she shares an original poem entitled "Our Youth" and discusses the prevalence of overdose and mental health stigma in the black community. Maria is a poet and spoken word artist from Washington, D.C., and an undergraduate student attending the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She uses poetry for self-expression and to address social justice issues and prejudices affecting black people. Connect with Maria at instagram.com/maria.poetry SUBSCRIBE: YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLFyXGh2z3zxHOBHVnZI61A/ Google - https://www.google.com/podcasts... Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/1A55ICbRr1R0ZSw7xsHFEb RadioPublic - https://radiopublic.com/my-sentiments-exactly-8XPYk5 Breaker - https://www.breaker.audio/my-sentiments-exactly Overcast - https://overcast.fm/itunes1481425911/my-sentiments-exactly Follow MSE on: facebook.com/msepodcast instagram.com/msepodcast The MSE Podcast Conversation Starters Deck is available for purchase on the website for you to continue the conversation!
26:29
April 19, 2021
086: Coping with Birth Trauma ft. Ayelet Schwell
Tune in as Kay and Ayelet discuss experiences with birth trauma, misconceptions associated with birth work, and how doulas are helping moms all over the world! Ayelet Schwell is a doula, speaker, and educator for mothers and birth professionals.   Over her 16 years of working in perinatal care, she has used her experience, knowledge, and intuition to guide mothers as they create their own positive, powerful birth stories.  Ayelet believes in the right of every birth-giver to have autonomy, dignity, and respect in their perinatal care and works towards that goal in her doula work and in her work with mothers who have experienced birth trauma through the Birthing Our Stories workshops.  Her experience has taught her that there are four things that will make or break a positive birth experience: Power, Voice, Choice, and Support.    Following her own experience of birth trauma, she found that as soon as people heard she was a doula, they would start pouring out their birth stories - often very difficult, scary, or traumatic experiences.  She wanted to find a way to give those stories their space and to truly be an ally to the mothers who needed a safe place to share those experiences and reclaim their intrinsic power, and that’s how Birthing Our Stories came to be.  Ayelet is passionate about raising awareness about the reality of living with birth trauma and giving hope that there can be healing and there can be joy.  She has been a speaker at the Naturelle VBAC Summit, and the Jewish Mamas Movement Summit, and has been a guest on the Faith Breathed Hope Podcast, and the Successful Diligence podcast, as well as speaking at local venues and being a guest expert in pregnancy and birth-related online forums.  As a mom of 6, wife, and business owner, she gets by on baby snuggles, coffee, and sci-fi novels. Connect with Ayelet: https://healingher.net  facebook.com/healingher  instagram.com/ayeletschwell SUBSCRIBE: YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLFyXGh2z3zxHOBHVnZI61A/ Google - https://www.google.com/podcasts... Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/1A55ICbRr1R0ZSw7xsHFEb RadioPublic - https://radiopublic.com/my-sentiments-exactly-8XPYk5 Breaker - https://www.breaker.audio/my-sentiments-exactly Overcast - https://overcast.fm/itunes1481425911/my-sentiments-exactly Follow MSE on: facebook.com/msepodcast instagram.com/msepodcast The MSE Podcast Conversation Starters Deck is available for purchase on the website for you to continue the conversation!
50:32
April 15, 2021
085: Living With Face Blindness ft. Pamela Borawski
Tune in as Kay and Pamela discuss Pamela's lifelong journey Prosopagnosia (Face Blindness), a rare cognitive disorder of face perception which causes an inability to recognize familiar faces, including her own face. Pamela was born and raised in the deep south – and would not have it any other way. She lives out in the country in South Carolina on a family farm, where she delights in gardening, and tending her goats and chickens. She founded her business, 3 Rays of Light, after going back to school and graduating in her 40's. She is a hypnosis practitioner and spiritual coach, using her own experiences to overcome decades of depression and obstacles as fuel to facilitate change in others. Connect with Pamela at 3raysoflight.org www.bygracenp.com SUBSCRIBE: YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLFyXGh2z3zxHOBHVnZI61A/ Google - https://www.google.com/podcasts... Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/1A55ICbRr1R0ZSw7xsHFEb RadioPublic - https://radiopublic.com/my-sentiments-exactly-8XPYk5 Breaker - https://www.breaker.audio/my-sentiments-exactly Overcast - https://overcast.fm/itunes1481425911/my-sentiments-exactly Follow MSE on: facebook.com/msepodcast instagram.com/msepodcast The MSE Podcast Conversation Starters Deck is available for purchase on the website for you to continue the conversation!
29:23
April 02, 2021
084: Raising Children with OCD & Anxiety Issues ft. Don & Gina Grothoff
Tune in as Kay, Don, and Gina, discuss the Grothoff's experience of raising a child with OCD, lessons, regrets, advice, and how they've used their experience to help others through Focused Healthy Family.  Don and Gina have a passion for helping parents overcome their child’s behavior and anxiety issues without medication. Now more than ever the world is dealing with ever growing issues of anger, bullying, abuse, and anxiety and parents are desperate for non-medical alternatives.  Donald Grothoff is an author, speaker, EFT Practitioner, Behavior Transformation Specialist and co-owner of Focused Healthy Family and Family OCD in Charlotte, NC.  Gina is an Occupational Therapist, Behavior Transformation Specialist, Child-Led Learning Coach, Writer, Homeschooling Mom and co-owner of Focused Healthy Family and Family OCD in Charlotte, NC. Gina, who has over 25 years as an Occupational Therapist, assesses the whole family, parents and children looking at environment, nutrition, health and emotional state.  Don, who has over fifteen years of training and experience and holds a certificate from The Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques (AAMET) in Emotional Freedom Techniques. Don is the author of the E-book “A Trip to the Non-Sensical: A Dad's Journey Through His Daughter's OCD”, in which he shares his personal experience guiding his family through a traumatic diagnosis.   Don and Gina are here for parents wherever they are to bring peace to the home. Having three wonderful kids, two dogs, three cats they understand parent’s situation and are ready to help.  Connect with Don & Gina: Focusedhealthyfamily.com, ginaanddon.com, invisiblewheelchair.com, @focusedhealthyfamily, @invisiblewheelchairpodcast, @familyocd  www.bygracenp.com/podcast www.bygracenp.com/podcast SUBSCRIBE: YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLFyXGh2z3zxHOBHVnZI61A/ Google - https://www.google.com/podcasts... Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/1A55ICbRr1R0ZSw7xsHFEb RadioPublic - https://radiopublic.com/my-sentiments-exactly-8XPYk5 Breaker - https://www.breaker.audio/my-sentiments-exactly Overcast - https://overcast.fm/itunes1481425911/my-sentiments-exactly Follow MSE on: facebook.com/msepodcast instagram.com/msepodcast The MSE Podcast Conversation Starters Deck is available for purchase on the website for you to continue the conversation!
37:03
March 26, 2021
083: The Aftermath of Mixed-Orientation Marriage ft. Kortney Rivard
Tune in as Kay and Kortney discuss Kortney's experience as a divorcee of a man who came out as gay after 17 years of marriage with 2 children. Although it is not talked about much, this is a common reality for many, and Kortney is sharing her story in hopes that it will help others going through the same thing. Kortney is a certified life coach who helps gen-x women who feel stuck and want to feel more joy, meaning and freedom in their lives but can’t seem to take action on their own. Whether they want to start a business, make a career move, go back to work after their kids have grown, or just love their lives again, she helps them get clear on what they want and to overcome the barriers that keep them stuck so they create lives they’re excited to wake up to. Learn more at www.kortneyrivard.com Connect with Kortney: Instagram.com/kortneyrivardlifecoach facebook.com/kortneyrivardlifecoach pinterest.com/kortneyrivardcoaching LinkedIn: @kortneyrivard  Podcast: Real, Brave Unstoppable - realbraveunstoppable.buzzsprout.com www.bygracenp.com/podcast SUBSCRIBE: YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLFyXGh2z3zxHOBHVnZI61A/ Google - https://www.google.com/podcasts... Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/1A55ICbRr1R0ZSw7xsHFEb RadioPublic - https://radiopublic.com/my-sentiments-exactly-8XPYk5 Breaker - https://www.breaker.audio/my-sentiments-exactly Overcast - https://overcast.fm/itunes1481425911/my-sentiments-exactly Follow MSE on: facebook.com/msepodcast instagram.com/msepodcast The MSE Podcast Conversation Starters Deck is available for purchase on the website for you to continue the conversation!
29:38
March 19, 2021
082: Cain & Abilene ft. Eliza Metts
It’s OPEN MIC MONDAY!  Tune in as Eliza shares an original poem entitled "Cain & Abilene," addressing the reality of objectification and pornography. Eliza Metts writes poetry and articles with a special emphasis on social justice for young people, the Catholic imagination, and women's interests for the Instagram blog @elizawritesthings.  She is currently a senior majoring in English Creative Writing and Theatre at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and is from Charleston, South Carolina. She recently launched the "Eliza Writes Things Poetry Podcast," available on all major streaming platforms! Connect with Eliza at elizawritesthings.squarespace.com www.bygracenp.com SUBSCRIBE: YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLFyXGh2z3zxHOBHVnZI61A/ Google - https://www.google.com/podcasts... Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/1A55ICbRr1R0ZSw7xsHFEb RadioPublic - https://radiopublic.com/my-sentiments-exactly-8XPYk5 Breaker - https://www.breaker.audio/my-sentiments-exactly Overcast - https://overcast.fm/itunes1481425911/my-sentiments-exactly Follow MSE on: facebook.com/msepodcast instagram.com/msepodcast The MSE Podcast Conversation Starters Deck is available for purchase on the website for you to continue the conversation! Mentioned in the episode: https://fightthenewdrug.org https://exoduscry.com https://www.covenanteyes.com https://thevictoryapp.com
33:57
March 08, 2021
081: Abusive Father & Strained Family Relations ft. Maria Piirsalu
Tune in as Kay and Maria reflect on Maria's journey through domestic violence and the strained family relations that resulted. Maria Piirsalu is a personal chef in the UK, guided by spices & science, looking to make people fall in love with variety. Connect with Maria: https://www.thehappyfoodlab.com/ https://www.instagram.com/thehappyfoodlab/ www.bygracenp.com/podcast SUBSCRIBE: YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLFyXGh2z3zxHOBHVnZI61A/ Google - https://www.google.com/podcasts... Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/1A55ICbRr1R0ZSw7xsHFEb RadioPublic - https://radiopublic.com/my-sentiments-exactly-8XPYk5 Breaker - https://www.breaker.audio/my-sentiments-exactly Overcast - https://overcast.fm/itunes1481425911/my-sentiments-exactly Follow MSE on: facebook.com/msepodcast instagram.com/msepodcast The MSE Podcast Conversation Starters Deck is available for purchase on the website for you to continue the conversation!
43:11
March 05, 2021
080: Taking the Mask Off of Infertility ft. Jessi Shuraleff
Tune in as Kay and Jessi discuss Jessi's journey through infertility, misconceptions, and encouragement for women experiencing similar struggles.   Jessi Shuraleff is the mama of two amazing little humans conceived through IVF and the founder & host of This Is My Truth podcast. She spent many years shoving down her emotions around her fertility journey (amongst other things!) into a box, and threw away the key. Until one day, she found the key and it changed everything -- how she viewed herself, motherhood, but most importantly the type of leader she became at home & at work. She has spent the last 13+ years at Google, effectively leading & coaching sales teams using authenticity, value-based selling & storytelling to drive impact & revenue for customers and Google. Her mission is to create community & connection through sharing personal stories to empower others to step into their own light, reclaim their vulnerability & drive greater impact. www.bygracenp.com/podcast  Connect with Jessi:  Website: www.jessishuraleff.com  Instagram: @ThisIsMyTruthPodcast Podcast: This Is My Truth, available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Anchor & all podcast platforms   SUBSCRIBE: YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLFyXGh2z3zxHOBHVnZI61A/ Google - https://www.google.com/podcasts... Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/1A55ICbRr1R0ZSw7xsHFEb RadioPublic - https://radiopublic.com/my-sentiments-exactly-8XPYk5 Breaker - https://www.breaker.audio/my-sentiments-exactly Overcast - https://overcast.fm/itunes1481425911/my-sentiments-exactly Follow MSE on: facebook.com/msepodcast instagram.com/msepodcast The MSE Podcast Conversation Starters Deck is available for purchase on the website for you to continue the conversation!
29:47
February 19, 2021
079: The Unlikely Journey ft. Haelee & Dedrick Moone
Tune in as Kay, Haelee, and Dedrick discuss Haelee's experiences with bullying, sexual assault, and multiple attempts on her life as well as how Dedrick risked it all to protect his daughter. Dedrick L. Moone is the author of The Unlikely Journey: Fire and Gold. He is philanthropist, international motivational speaker, podcast host, and single father. He loves to see others be their best selves, so his life's mission is to create a positive and fun impact wherever he is allowed. His daughter, Haelee P. Moone is the co-author of The Unlikely Journey: Fire and Gold. She is also the author of The Rules of a Big Boss: A book of self-love. Her hobbies include singing, dancing, writing, and drawing. They reside in North Carolina with their dog, Oreo. Please be on the lookout for additional literary pieces by this father-daughter duo. www.bygracenp.com/podcast Connect with Haelee: Web - https://www.thebookofselflove.com FB - https://www.facebook.com/thebookofselflove2020/   IG - https://instagram.com/thebookofselflove2020   YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx8HoL60TSmBuNk3x9hicvw   Amazon Profile -  https://www.amazon.com//author/rulesofabigbossbook WATCH ON:  YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLFyXGh2z3zxHOBHVnZI61A/ Facebook - www.facebook.com/msepodcast The MSE Podcast Conversation Starters Deck is available for purchase on the website for you to continue the conversation!
51:14
February 12, 2021
078: Accountability ft. Nick Courmon
IT'S OPEN MIC MONDAY! Join Kay and Nick as Nick shares an original poem called "Accountability," where he advocates for the respect and protection of black women, or in his words, "the essential workers of the black community." Nick Courmon is an author, poet, and spoken word artist from Greensboro, NC and a graduate student attending North Carolina Central University. He uses his art as a way to discuss healthy ways to express manhood and masculinity, to address various social issues, and to discuss mental health awareness. Connect with Nick: instagram.com/ndc_poetry instagram.com/nickcourmon facebook.com/nickcourmon SUBSCRIBE: YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLFyXGh2z3zxHOBHVnZI61A/ Google - https://www.google.com/podcasts... Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/1A55ICbRr1R0ZSw7xsHFEb RadioPublic - https://radiopublic.com/my-sentiments-exactly-8XPYk5 Breaker - https://www.breaker.audio/my-sentiments-exactly Overcast - https://overcast.fm/itunes1481425911/my-sentiments-exactly Anchor - https://anchor.fm/myse Follow MSE on: instagram.com/msepodcast facebook.com/msepodcast The MSE Podcast Conversation Starters Deck is available for purchase on the website for you to continue the conversation!
27:59
February 01, 2021
077: Marshmallow’s Hope ft. Laura Gabriela
Tune in as Kay and Laura discuss Laura's experience losing her 14-year-old son to suicide, warning signs she missed, the lasting trauma, and her non-profit organization, Marshmallow's Hope.  Laura Gabriela currently lives in Rockford Illinois with her family and is the author of Lost to Darkness; Enlightened by Grace as well as the Founder and President of a nonprofit organization called Marshmallow’s HOPE (Hold on, pain ends), which she started in honor of her son Zachary. She is an entrepreneur at heart, a loving mother, and wife, and she will be sharing with us how her God given purpose came about and led her to advocate for mental illness and suicide prevention. Connect with Laura on Facebook @enlightenedbygrace @marshmallowshope and Instagram @lgabriela83 bygracenp.com/podcast SUBSCRIBE: YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLFyXGh2z3zxHOBHVnZI61A/ Apple - https://podcasts.apple.com/.../my-sentiments.../id1481425911 Google - https://www.google.com/podcasts... Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/1A55ICbRr1R0ZSw7xsHFEb RadioPublic - https://radiopublic.com/my-sentiments-exactly-8XPYk5 Breaker - https://www.breaker.audio/my-sentiments-exactly Overcast - https://overcast.fm/itunes1481425911/my-sentiments-exactly Anchor - https://anchor.fm/myse Follow MSE on: facebook.com/msepodcast instagram.com/msepodcast The MSE Podcast Conversation Starters Deck is available for purchase on the website for you to continue the conversation!
31:20
January 29, 2021
076: Grieving the Loss of A Mother ft. Lynnette Phillips
Tune in as Kay and Lynnette discuss Lynnette's journey coping with the loss of her mother, what she's learned along the way, benefits of hospice care, and how she made the most of those final moments. Lynnette Phillips is a passionate leader, certified LPS facilitator, speaker, and live your best life enthusiast. Lynnette transitioned from the corporate world after a 17 year career with the Walt Disney Company to pursue her purpose of helping others and organizations empower their possibilities.    In 2019 Lynnette co-authored 'It’s Possible: A Dreamers Manifesto to Overcome Opposition," a collection of inspirational stories of overcoming obstacles.  When away from the work and world of clients, Lynnette is grateful for time spent reading a book, cooking, traveling, or creating the most magical memories with her husband and children. Connect with Lynnette: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lynnette-phillips-4a2331131/  https://www.instagram.com/lynnettetphillips/  https://www.facebook.com/lynnette.t.phillips Website - bygracenp.com/podcast Subscribe to MSE on: YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLFyXGh2z3zxHOBHVnZI61A/ Apple - https://podcasts.apple.com/.../my-sentiments.../id1481425911 Google - https://www.google.com/podcasts... Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/1A55ICbRr1R0ZSw7xsHFEb RadioPublic - https://radiopublic.com/my-sentiments-exactly-8XPYk5 Breaker - https://www.breaker.audio/my-sentiments-exactly Overcast - https://overcast.fm/itunes1481425911/my-sentiments-exactly Follow MSE on: instagram.com/msepodcast facebook.com/msepodcast The MSE Podcast Conversation Starters Deck is available for purchase on the website for you to continue the conversation!
29:31
January 22, 2021
075: Human Trafficking & Compassion to Act ft. Debbie Hancock
Tune in as Kay and Debbie discuss the behind-the-scenes of human trafficking, warning signs, and how Debbie is serving victims from the trenches. Debbie Hancock has always had a heart for women and comes to Compassion to Act with years of experience in working with women of all backgrounds. She is passionate about sharing her faith and life experience with individual who have suffered trauma and loss, especially victims of human trafficking and exploitation, and seeing them restored into their destiny. Connect with Debbie at compassiontoact.org Website - bygracenp.com/podcast Subscribe to MSE on: YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLFyXGh2z3zxHOBHVnZI61A/ Apple - https://podcasts.apple.com/.../my-sentiments.../id1481425911 Google - https://www.google.com/podcasts... Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/1A55ICbRr1R0ZSw7xsHFEb RadioPublic - https://radiopublic.com/my-sentiments-exactly-8XPYk5 Breaker - https://www.breaker.audio/my-sentiments-exactly Overcast - https://overcast.fm/itunes1481425911/my-sentiments-exactly Anchor - https://anchor.fm/myse Follow MSE on: instagram.com/msepodcast facebook.com/msepodcast The MSE Podcast Conversation Starters Deck is available for purchase on the website for you to continue the conversation!
45:54
January 15, 2021
074: I Cannot Breathe ft. Ashley Moyo
Tune in for the SEASON 3 PREMIERE! This season we’ve added videos + Open Mic Monday’s where poets and spoken word artists express their sentiments, address stigma, and raise awareness through art! Ashley Moyo, is a 20-year-old South African poet who believes we are all telling stories, be it through music, art or even eye contact. Touching individuals without contact or a distance barrier with her words is the reason she writes. Connect with Ashley on social media: @ash_piine SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-437851417 bygracenp.com/podcast SUBSCRIBE: YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLFyXGh2z3zxHOBHVnZI61A/ Apple - https://podcasts.apple.com/.../my-sentiments.../id1481425911 Google - https://www.google.com/podcasts... Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/1A55ICbRr1R0ZSw7xsHFEb RadioPublic - https://radiopublic.com/my-sentiments-exactly-8XPYk5 Breaker - https://www.breaker.audio/my-sentiments-exactly Overcast - https://overcast.fm/itunes1481425911/my-sentiments-exactly Anchor - https://anchor.fm/myse FOLLOW: instagram.com/msepodcast My Sentiments Exactly Podcast The MSE Podcast Conversation Starters Deck is available for purchase on the website for you to continue the conversation!
17:42
January 04, 2021
S2 FINALE 073: Chinese Immigration, Business Bullies, and COVID ft. Grace Henke
Tune in for the SEASON 2 FINALE as Kay and Grace discuss Grace’s experience as a Chinese immigrant and solopreneur, discrimination, and being blamed for the COVID-19 virus. Grace Henke was born and raised in Beijing, China where she pursued a Master Degree in Statistics in California. After moving to the US, she went from negotiating a 15% raise at a Bay Area startup to quitting a month after the raise to start her dog training business. Grace is an anti-obedience fearful dog expert and the founder of Mensa Mutts. She works with dog owners who have "tried everything” but are still struggling to communicate with their shy, fearful, and reactive dogs. If you're ready to live a fuller life with a calmer, more relaxed, and well-behaved dog, make sure to download Free copy of “Debunking the 2 Biggest Dog-Industry Norms and discover 3 Techniques You Can Use Now to Help Your Reactive Dog” at http://mensa-mutts.com/ https://www.facebook.com/mensamutts https://www.linkedin.com/in/gracehenke/ To stay updated on MSE Podcast's new episodes, subscribe to the YouTube Channel (videos premiering in 2021) and audio platforms, and follow MSE on social media: facebook.com/msepodcast and instagram.com/msepodcast
33:29
December 18, 2020
072: Intentional Weight Loss... What Could Go Wrong? ft. Samantha Hohenshil
Tune in to hear Kay and Samantha discuss Samantha's discoveries after over 15+ years of dieting, beginning at the age of 13.  Samantha Hohenshil is a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Plant-Based Nutrition Movement Cooking Instructor helping women all around the country change how they think about food, their bodies, and their lives as a whole. A pioneer of the Anti-Diet movement, Samantha is passionate about debunking many popular Diet Culture myths and putting an end to the restrict/binge cycle… for good. Her refreshing, insightful, and honest approach to healthy living and mind-body wellness promotes weight loss as the natural result of self-care and self-work (rather than the intentional pursuit of self-hatred and self-control). Samantha utilizes groundbreaking thought work strategies to help her clients reframe their mindset, approach their challenges from an entirely different perspective, and dramatically improve not only their relationships with food and their bodies, but each and every aspect of their lives.  Connect with Samatha at www.samanthahohenshil.com or on Facebook & Instagram @samanthahohenshil + Twitter: @samhohenshil To stay updated on MSE Podcast's new episodes, subscribe to the YouTube Channel (videos premiering in 2021) and audio platforms, and follow MSE on social media: facebook.com/msepodcast and instagram.com/msepodcast
31:35
December 15, 2020
071: Making Sense of Divorce ft. Roman Mironov
Tune in to hear Kay and Roman discuss Roman's experience with divorce from an 11-year relationship, the life-changing discoveries he's made, as well as his thoughts on the trending normalization of divorce. Roman Mironov is a relationship coach in Toronto, Canada. He helps people create amazing relationships. Roman is all about teaching insanely actionable strategies for more romance with less stress. Contact Roman Mironov for a no-fee relationship breakthrough session through his website: https://romanmironov.com. If you let Roman know that you've come from MSE Podcast, you will also receive 30% off his coaching package!! Additional ways to connect with Roman:  YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTpjfwxdtmsJ78QiPGMrsOQ/  Podcast: http://romanmironov.libsyn.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/be20ofyourself/ To stay updated on MSE Podcast’s new episodes, subscribe to the YouTube Channel (video interviews premiering in 2021) and audio platforms, and follow MSE on social media: instagram.com/msepodcast facebook.com/msepodcast The MSE Podcast Conversation Starters Deck is available for purchase at bygracenp.com for you to continue the conversation!
22:20
December 04, 2020
070: Single Motherhood & Special Needs ft. Chrystien Guyton
Chrystien Guyton is a brand stylist and photographer helping entrepreneurs build strong visual brands that create impact and attract their ideal audience. When she is not working, you'll find her navigating life as a single mother of two, one of whom beat brain cancer and has special needs. Chrystien's mission is to inspire others to chase their dreams in the face of adversity and as the host of The Moxie Stride Podcast, she takes people along on her journey of doing exactly that while also sharing stories of her guests. Website www.chrystienguyton.com List all your social media handles https://facebook.com/mschrysguyton https://instagram.com/mschrysguyton https://instagram.com/moxiestridepodcast https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrystien-guyton To stay updated on MSE Podcast’s new episodes, subscribe to the YouTube Channel (video interviews premiering in 2021) and audio platforms, and follow MSE on social media: instagram.com/msepodcast facebook.com/msepodcast The MSE Podcast Conversation Starters Deck is available for purchase at bygracenp.com for you to continue the conversation!
22:59
November 20, 2020
069: How Looking Down Under Just Might Save Your Life ft. Kathy Ruiz-Carter
Tune in to hear Kay and Kathy discuss Kathy’s journey with a condition that speaks to why routine self-exams shouldn’t stop at breasts. According to her, this topic is so stigmatized that many podcast hosts won’t allow it, but knowledge of it can be life-changing. Kathy is an activist for Lichen Sclerosus, a rare incurable skin condition that mostly affects women. After being diagnosed she started the Lichen Sclerosus Podcast to raise awareness. Her recent project, the Lichen Sclerosus Support Network, is to help LS survivors get through the fear, anxiety, and other emotional issues that stem from diagnosis. Please support, help address the stigma, and spread the word about this episode! Facebook page: facebook.com/lichensclerosussupportnetwork/ Website FAQ: lichensclerosuspodcast.com/faq/ Contact page: lichensclerosuspodcast.com/contact/ Youtube: youtube.com/channel/UCQXU-nhfnn-nScR_5VyUdCQ To stay updated on MSE Podcast’s new episodes, subscribe to the YouTube Channel (video interviews premiering in 2021) and audio platforms, and follow MSE on social media: instagram.com/msepodcast facebook.com/msepodcast The MSE Podcast Conversation Starters Deck is available for purchase at bygracenp.com for you to continue the conversation!
39:06
November 06, 2020
068: Forged By Fire ft. Krista Garrett
Tune in to hear Kay and Krista discuss Krista's journey saving her husband's business during his addiction, coping with the death of her friend and business partner,  enduring a fire that burned down 50% of her academy, and what she feels you should do when you're angry with God.  Krista Garrett has been married to her husband, Nicholas, for 13 years and is the mother of 3 children, two of whom are twin girls. She is the owner of the Garrett Music Academy as well as I am Flawsome and Freedom Through Music, which specializes in promoting mental health through music. She graduated from Suitland School of Performing Arts for Piano and Vocal Performance, received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maryland, and received a Master’s degree with honors at John Hopkins University for Developmental Psychology. She is a former adjunct professor at Montgomery College and the College of Southern Maryland. Krista has taught private lessons at the Garrett Music Academy for over 12 years and is the Director of the ARC of Southern Maryland therapeutic music program. She specializes in early childhood music and developmental and cognitive disability programs, and she is the author of Authenticity: Be You, Do You, Share You...Be Flawsome!  You can connect with Krista at iamflawsome.me/ garrettmusicacdemy.com instagram.com/thegarrettmusicacademy and facebook.com/garrettmusicacademy/ To stay updated on new episodes, subscribe to the YouTube Channel (video interviews premiering in 2021) and audio platforms, and follow MSE on social media: instagram.com/msepodcast facebook.com/msepodcast The MSE Podcast Conversation Starters Deck is available for purchase at bygracenp.com for you to continue the conversation!
31:39
October 30, 2020
067: Surviving Child Sexual Abuse ft. Nicole Weaver
Tune in to hear Kay and Nicole discuss Nicole’s journey since being abused as a child, misconceptions surrounding rape, and more. Nicole Weaver has PTSD due to child sexual abuse, but she has flourished despite all obstacles related to having PTSD. She also has bipolar disorder, ADHD, and panic disorder. But these disorders do not have her. Mental health advocacy is Nicole’s passion, and she believes that the work starts with the individual before the individual can change the world. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and is a recovering perfectionist. She is married, has four cats, and a bearded dragon. You can connect with Nicole on social media @thebipolarkitty or thebipolarkitty.com  Join MSE’s growing podcast community on instagram.com/msepodcast and facebook.com/msepodcast. Visit bygracenp.com/podcast to listen there and purchase MSE Conversation Cards.
23:16
October 23, 2020
066: Women in the Pulpit ft. Lauren Jacobs
Tune in to hear Kay and Lauren discuss the stigma surrounding women in ministry and assuming leadership positions in the church, as well as misconceptions associated with the “dirty ‘F’ word.” Lauren Jacobs began her career as a woman abuse counselor before spending the past decade as a Social Justice journalist. Her work focuses on gendercide, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), child brides, female literacy, theology and gender equality, as well as human trafficking and female atonement rituals in Africa. Her debut historical fiction book Yehudit Chosen by God (2016), won the prestigious ‘Desmond Tutu - Gerrit Brand Award’ 2017 for its powerful stand on justice for women. Her second historical work Shelamzion, Queen of Israel was released in September 2018. She graced the TEDxCapeTown stage in November 2018 for Africa’s largest TED event, presenting “A Forgotten History: Where Are Our Women?” She is a story teller and an ordained minister in full time ministry with her husband in South Africa. Her newest published work is “Bold Bible Girls” for mother’s and daughters. Connect with Lauren at laurenjacobs.co.za and instagram.com/profuselyprofound Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media Instagram and Facebook: @msepodcast. Visit bygracenp.com to listen there and purchase MSE Conversation Cards.
39:55
October 16, 2020
065: The Perpetual Trauma of Molestation ft. Raelin Saindon
Tune in to hear Kay and Raelin’s heartfelt discussion surrounding Raelin’s journey with childhood sexual abuse and trauma. Raelin Saindon calls herself a “Spiritual Observer & Advocate” of humanity and The Soul that lives within others. She operates as a Healing Channel of WE are WE Consciousness and in her business, The Healing Space. She is also a Best-selling Author of “The Ultimate Guide to Self-Healing Techniques.” Raelin uses her training in energy modalities such as Reiki and Hypnosis, psychology and storytelling to empower others through inquiry and encouraging them to “Live the Softer Way.” She hosts a weekly podcast, “Live OUT LOUD” at: anchor.fm/raelin-saindon You can connect with her on her website at: raelinsaindon.com or on social media at facebook.com/thehealingspaceco/ instagram.com/thehealingspaceco/ twitter.com/raelintao/ and youtube.com/channel/UCgLONcwaUkK5vg6HLPmn3Ng/ Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media Instagram and Facebook: @msepodcast. Visit bygracenp.com to listen there and purchase MSE Conversation Cards. You can also tune in through the free By Grace Not Perfection mobile app on Apple and Android devices.
44:17
October 09, 2020
064: Relationships & Sexual Taboo in the Church ft. Keshia Rice
Tune in to hear Kay and Keshia, two PK’s (Preacher’s Kids), discuss an elephant in the pew. Keshia Rice is a dating coach and two-time Emmy-nominated journalist. As a coach, Keshia helps successful, Christian women learn how to attract quality men without compromising their values, identity, or sanity. As the daughter, sister, and niece of preachers, Keshia understands what it’s like as a Christian woman to balance a conservative upbringing with modern hookup culture. And like many women in the corporate world, Keshia knows the challenges of being ambitious while maintaining your femininity. Keshia and her husband live in Atlanta, Georgia. When she’s not coaching or producing TV newscasts, Keshia loves to travel. She’s been to several states, and ten countries. Connect with her at keshiarice.com or on social media at instagram.com/keshiarice facebook.com/thekeshiarice and youtube.com/c/keshiarice Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media Instagram and Facebook: @msepodcast. Visit bygracenp.com to listen there and purchase MSE Conversation Cards. You can also tune in through the free By Grace Not Perfection mobile app on Apple and Android devices.
44:41
October 02, 2020
063: Surviving Domestic Violence ft. Tina Torres
In this episode, Tina Torres shares her story publicly for the first time. Whether you've experienced DV or not, it's so worth the listen. What would Tina tell the abuser who's listening? The victim who's listening? The children who might be listening? Tune in. Tina Torres is a Client Retention Expert. She’s been recognized as a top performing sales associate, awarded #1 in her region, and a top income producer, using her proven system for building strong customer relationships. Tina is the best selling author of The Gratitude Journal. She is the founder of the Connection to Client Blueprint - a proven follow up method to enhance relationships with clients and potential customers. Her mission is to show the world how implementing gratitude into your daily life can change your business. Tina is a morning TV show host, best selling author, and global speaker. She lives in Charlotte, NC where she is living an attitude of gratitude and showing the world how to build relationships that matter. Connect with Tina at www.thegratitudespecialist.com or on social media @thegratitudespecialist www.facebook.com/tinatorres912 @tinatorresbiz. Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media Instagram and Facebook: @msepodcast. Visit bygracenp.com to listen there and purchase MSE Conversation Cards. You can also tune in through the free By Grace Not Perfection mobile app on Apple and Android devices.
38:02
September 25, 2020
062: Essential Oils Saved Our Lives ft. Scott Manduck
Tune in to hear Kay and Scott discuss the life-threatening experience that led his family to look into essential oils and later start a business helping educate families and advocating for self-directed health care. Scott Manduck focuses on providing everyday people with the ultimate self-directed healthcare products to empower themselves and their family and people around the world. With his family's journey into the holistic health space many years ago, it naturally grew into something very special the family could work on together. Serving others and help supporting their journey has been something special for us and life changing. https://www.ScottManduck.com Facebook.com/ScottManduck Facebook.com/DoOilsTribe Facebook.com/EssentialVibesTech Instagram.com/EssentialVibes.ca Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media Instagram and Facebook: @msepodcast. Visit bygracenp.com to listen there and purchase MSE Conversation Cards. You can also tune in through the free By Grace Not Perfection mobile app on Apple and Android devices.
45:40
September 18, 2020
061: Navigating Business Obstacles, Labels, and Transitions ft. David Somerfleck
Tune in to hear Kay and David discuss labels, leaving your 9-5 to be an entrepreneur, dyslexia, getting in your own way as a business owner, and more. David M. Somerfleck is an experienced Digital Marketing Specialist, a political campaign messaging consultant, an author whose writing has appeared in over fifty publications and four books, a former college Journalism professor, founder of three startups, court mediator, and digital marketing project manager with 20 years’ experience working for marketing and advertising agencies throughout North America. David’s semi-retired, enjoying life with is lovely wife, but still ready to help today’s committed business owner make the transition from being operational to establishing sustained profitability and self-reliance. David enjoys hiking, horseback riding, learning new languages, studying technology and business trends, and helping entrepreneurs reignite their passion for change. Links to connect with David: https://dms.blue https://www.linkedin.com/in/somerfleck/ https://www.quora.com/profile/David-Somerfleck https://www.facebook.com/dmsblue01/ https://www.pandora.com/station/play/697553670278589913 https://twitter.com/dmsblue01 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCypF0s-KPKzF_UFm92mGdaA Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media Instagram and Facebook: @msepodcast. Visit bygracenp.com to listen there and purchase MSE Conversation Cards. You can also tune in through the free By Grace Not Perfection mobile app on Apple and Android devices.
39:04
September 11, 2020
060: One Hit Away ft. Jordan Barnes
At the age of 24, Jordan Barnes woke up next to a corpse, rifled through his dead friends’ pockets for any remaining heroin and went right back to using. Strung out and homeless during the supposed best years of his life, there was no clear way out of the Opioid Crisis ravaging the streets of Portland, Oregon. But though Jordan had long accepted his fate, his parents still held out hope, and would do everything in their power to get him the help he so desperately needed. After a harrowing journey that proves the life of an addict will always get worse, never better, Jordan found himself at the gates of Sand Island, Hawaii’s most notorious two-year inpatient treatment facility. He soon discovers that though his heart was in the right place, the hardest battle of his life was yet to come. One Hit Away is his arduous and unlikely true story of recovery, rehabilitation and redemption. Jordan Barnes is a grateful addict in recovery, and Sand Island Treatment Center is his home group. When he’s not sharing his experience, strength, and hope through writing, he enjoys bodysurfing and diving, as well as long walks on the beach while swinging his metal detector. Jordan resides in beautiful Kailua, HI. He has been sober from all mind and mood-altering substances since August 29th, 2011. One Hit Away is his debut memoir and it releases today! It can be purchased on Amazon. Visit jordanpbarnes.com for more and follow Jordan on social media @JordanPBarnes. Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media Instagram and Facebook: @msepodcast. Visit bygracenp.com to listen there and purchase MSE Conversation Cards. You can also tune in through the free By Grace Not Perfection mobile app on Apple and Android devices.
40:24
August 29, 2020
059: CELEBRATING 1 YEAR OF MSE PODCAST!!!
Celebrating MSE's 1 Year Anniversary and NEW product with an exclusive interview hosted by Kay's husband, Andre. The video of this interview is available on MSE’s social media platforms! To MSE's listeners and supporters, thank you. I began MSE with the goal of raising awareness, addressing stigma, and starting the conversations we all need to have. Two seasons, nearly 100 episodes and guests later, we've done just that. I cannot let this day pass without expressing gratitude for the incredible guests I have had the pleasure of hosting thus far. You all have shown up with sincerity and courage, sharing stories that many of us would allow fear to talk us out of. It is with the MSE community in mind that I have created the "MSE Podcast Conversation Starters" Deck that are now available for order here: bygracenp.com/podcast
17:16
August 25, 2020
058: Growing Up Black in White ft. Kevin Hofmann
In this episode, Kay and Kevin discuss Kevin’s experience growing up black in white. Accomplished writer and public speaker Kevin Hofmann has appeared across the United States sharing his experience and guiding parents, students and professionals through today’s multicultural landscape. His perspective and light-hearted yet contemplative view resonates with people of all cultures and is sought by many. Kevin has been interviewed by media including Nightline ABC and NPR and is quickly becoming a trusted voice on the topics of race and adoption. Kevin’s layered racial resume has led him to write Growing Up Black in White, a compelling memoir revealing his difficulties and joys growing up in a diverse family –particularly during a time and in a location where acceptance was tentative and emotions regarding race ran high and hot. Because his story also addresses the impact of race and culture in society, it serves as a catalyst for open discussions on diversity and inclusion as well as race and culture. Kevin has worked with several K-12 school districts, universities, and adoption agencies as a consultant in the area of cultural intelligence. Website- http://www.kevinhofmann.com Twitter- @Kevininclusion Snapchat: Kevinclusion Instagram: Kevinclusion Facebook - www.facebook.com/Kevin.Hofmann Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media Instagram and Facebook: @msepodcast. Visit bygracenp.com to see more and you can also tune in through the free By Grace Not Perfection mobile app on Apple and Android devices.
42:50
July 31, 2020
057: Workplace Culture & Young Men in the “Real” World ft. Lee Chambers
In this episode Kay and Lee discuss the pitfalls in workplace culture, Lee’s reflections on parenting, his experience growing up as a young man in the “real” world. Lee Chambers has qualifications in Performance Nutrition, Environmental Psychology and Advanced Sleep Consultancy, and he delivers multi-discplinary workshops focused on improving performance and productivity through increasing employee wellbeing. This is an issue very close to his heart, as after losing the ability to walk in 2014 due to chronic illness, he has battled back to achieve a positive health outcome, and is now on the pathway to become medication free. He also presents the Health and Wellbeing show on Ribble FM Radio, and speaks in Educational establishments about his varied career path, health challenges and having a resilient mindset. Based in Preston in the North of the UK, Lee is currently working with business owners and employee teams to create culture change, wellbeing strategies and champions. He is a father of 2, coaches a disability football team, and enjoys eating good food with good friends. He is currently writing his first book, “How To Conquer Anything”, which will be released in November 2020. Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media Instagram and Facebook: @msepodcast. Visit bygracenp.com to see more and you can also tune in through the free By Grace Not Perfection mobile app on Apple and Android devices.
35:59
July 24, 2020
056: Midlife, No Crisis ft. Amy Schmidt
In this episode, Kay and Amy discuss why midlife is such a wake-up call for so many women, stigmas associated with aging, relationships and family dynamics that shift as we age, and how to embrace midlife fearlessly. Amy Schmidt is a podcaster, author, public speaker, blogger and founder of the brand, Fearlessly Facing Fifty™. She launched her business and brand six months before turning 50. Her mission is to encourage women over forty to push fear aside and find that hidden treasure of confidence that may have been pushed aside for a while and not let this time of life allow them to lose their identity. Amy’s weekly podcasts arm listeners with insight and value, leave an imprint on each heart, and inspire action. Amy uses her personal storytelling and authentic self to empower women to take charge of their life in the middle, at a time when women can begin to feel invisible. Amy is married to her college sweetheart and has three children. Her work has been published in Grown and Flown, Scary Mommy, Today Parents, and many others. Her Instagram handle is: https://www.instagram.com/fearlessly.facing.fifty/. Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/fearlesslyfacingfifty.net/. Followers can subscribe to her website, read her blog and find links to her podcast at https://fearlesslyfacingfifty.com/ Podcasts are available on Apple, Spotify and SoundCloud. Amy loves to connect with her followers and encourages emails to amy@fearlesslyfacingfifty.com. Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media Instagram and Facebook: @msepodcast. Visit bygracenp.com to see more and you can also tune in through the free By Grace Not Perfection mobile app on Apple and Android devices.
41:40
July 17, 2020
055: Owning Our Prejudices & Loving Anyway ft. Cheryl Hanson
In this episode, Kay and Cheryl discuss how Cheryl's journey to advocacy unfolded after being told as a young girl that the injustice she saw was not her problem to solve. Cheryl Hanson has had the opportunity to enjoy a career working professionally and volunteering in the non-profit sector. She has been blessed to serve with many organizations like African Leadership, Refugees Ministries, World Vision, Second Harvest Food Bank, Feeding America and various other organizations working with different communities of immigrants, homeless, gang members, and prisoners. While working within these communities through the years, she has grown to learn from, appreciate and develop a love for those from very different walks of life. She has seen in her work that we must NOT group people into large categories of race, faith groups, politics or orientation, but see them as individuals with their own unique stories. In these days of division and vitriolic language being thrown at each other, we must practice “Radical Compassion” towards each other. Cheryl has partnered with the international organization, Preemptive Love and has developed a program called “Gatherings” in Nashville where people from different cultures, races, faiths, politics are able to come together in an environment where everyone has a voice, a place to be heard and valued. The idea is to promote healing from all that is tearing us apart by listening to each others’ stories, understanding the struggles of the marginalized and minorities, and seeing one another through eyes of compassion. These connections foster empathy and compassion so that when we face the fears and anger in the world or disagree with our neighbors, our first choice will be understanding and Radical Compassion. Cheryl is married to Brian, a concert artist and mother of three wonderful, amazing children. Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media Instagram and Facebook: @msepodcast. Visit bygracenp.com to see more and you can also tune in through the free By Grace Not Perfection mobile app on Apple and Android devices.
29:42
July 10, 2020
054: Facing Abortion Aftermath ft. Latoya Mathews
In this episode, Kay & Latoya discuss Latoya’s experience pre- and post-abortion. Latoya Mathews is an Inner Healing Coach, author & transformational speaker who specializes in helping women post-abortion break the cycles of self-sabotage. She does this via her one-on-one coaching program Beauty for Ashes, retreat & speaking engagements. Her ultimate mission is seeing more GEMs, which is what she calls the women in her community, healed and helping them redefine and rewrite the narrative of their lives after trauma. GEM is an acronym that means God’s Extraordinary Masterpiece. Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media Instagram and Facebook: @msepodcast. Visit bygracenp.com to see more and you can also tune in through the free By Grace Not Perfection mobile app on Apple and Android devices. ****Disclaimer: There is absolutely NO shaming, hate speech, hurtful language, or backlash tolerated in the MSE community. Please keep that in mind when connecting with her on social media. No topic is off the table and every story is heard here.
32:04
July 03, 2020
053: Creating A Brand ft. Alex Sanfilippo
Tune in to hear Kay and Alex discuss common mistakes made by aspiring entrepreneurs, how to figure out your niche and sort through business ideas, and the importance of community building. Alex Sanfilippo is the host of Creating a Brand, a top 20 entrepreneurship podcast where he interviews successful leaders and experts on topics that matter to entrepreneurs who want to grow faster both personally and professionally while saving time and money in the process. Visit CreatingaBrand.com to join the Creating a Brand Community and to accelerate your success! Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media Instagram and Facebook: @msepodcast. Visit bygracenp.com to see more and you can also tune in through the free By Grace Not Perfection mobile app on Apple and Android devices.
19:41
June 26, 2020
052: The Prisoners' Kid ft. Sherelle Hogan
Tune in to hear Kay and Sherelle discuss Sherelle's journey, the school-to-prison pipeline, and ways caregivers of children of incarcerated parents can help. Sherelle most often has been described as a remarkable young woman of God and a survivor. A victim of parental incarceration, Sherelle faced a childhood of trauma related challenges as she fought to maintain psychological, physical, and spiritual freedom. Statistics suggest many that have walked Sherelle’s path end up uneducated, entangled in the criminal system and living in poverty. However Sherelle has managed to navigate life traumatic circumstances turning pain into purpose. She has beaten the odds and has become an inspiration to many. Through this traumatic experience, Sherelle has become an advocate for children of incarcerated parents. She founded “Pure Heart Foundation” to bridge the gap and create opportunities for children who are often forgotten. Pure Heart has assisted bringing awareness to the psychological instability children of incarcerated parents and providers face. Sherelle has a goal of decreasing generational incarceration, including “the school to prison pipe line” by creating a new cycle of hope, love and financial sustainability. Sherelle shares her journey to freedom through her NEW book “The Prisoners’ Kid” in hopes it inspires every reader will look within. Sherelle attended University of Michigan, obtaining a BA in Child Psychology. Currently, she is the Resource Counselor for CEASE FIRE Detroit a partnership with Law Enforcement, Community and Faith-Base to address violent crime and she is the Executive Director of Pure Heart Foundation. Connect with her on social media and on https://sherellehogan.com. Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media Instagram and Facebook: @msepodcast. Visit bygracenp.com to see more and you can also tune in through the free By Grace Not Perfection mobile app on Apple and Android devices.
31:47
June 19, 2020
051: In the Face of Death, Bankruptcy & Suicide ft. Dean Fox
Tune in to hear Kay and Dean discuss his near-death experience, financial crisis, and depression that led to suicidal thoughts. Dean Fox is a leading mindset coach, trainer, consultant, entrepreneur and speaker. Based in the North East of England, UK, Dean has trained and coached thousands of Entrepreneurs across the country with his powerful message. He has been married to Christine since 1991 and has two children, Sean and Josh. Dean started life as an engineer in the Steel Industry and carved out a career by continually learning and trying new things, progressing from engineer to National Sales Manager with a major blue chip company, but always knew there was more to life than the day to day grind of the job. His first taste of “entrepreneurship” and “personal development” came after reading Rich Dad Poor Dad in 2005 and he started to get involved in real estate investing and development. In 2015, Dean formed Infinite Wealth Group Ltd as the creation and production company for his coaching and information products and his consultancy. Dean is also a partner in Sunflower Dreams Academy Ltd, which is co owned with his wife Christine. Over the last decade Dean has invested in himself and rebuilt and grown a 6 figure consultancy and coaching business and has several other business interests.  Website https://deanafox.com FB @deanfoxcoaching IG @deanfoxcoaching Twitter @IMDeanAFox LinkedIn Dean Fox.  Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media Instagram and Facebook: @msepodcast. Visit bygracenp.com to see more and you can also tune in through the free By Grace Not Perfection mobile app on Apple and Android devices.
34:08
June 12, 2020
050: Meet Callie Day
Today we are celebrating MSE’s 50th episode with special guest, Calesta (Callie) Day!!! In this episode, we discuss growing up as PK’s, her career, challenges she’s had along the way, facts people may not know, and she even sings for us! She is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. She has performed with the Miami University Opera, the Cincinnati Opera, the Bowling Green State Opera, the University of Kentucky Opera and in recent years, a touring member of the American Spiritual Ensemble. She has traveled extensively performing across the nation, and in Europe and Central America. Recently, Callie has taken social media by storm as fans all over the United States have captured her amazing voice in videos that have instantly gone viral! Even before then, many had already witnessed her gifts in churches and schools where she's taught and served, especially in her local Walmart where she was featured as the "Singing Pharmacy Tech" on several commercial videos. In August 2016, Callie released her 1st single, "Hear My Prayer", a Moses Hogan composition arranged by Callie Day, Lan Wilson, G. LeRon Rainey, and Mark Lacy. Her freshman album was released on April 14, 2017 and is available on Apple Music, Itunes, Google Play and Amazon. Callie premiered and debut in PLAY, the first piece created for the Paris Opera Ballet by the Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman in December 2017 at the Palais Garnier Opera House. Currently, Callie is completing her second year as Artist In Resident in voice at HBCU Kentucky State University in Frankfort, Kentucky. On August 6, 2019, Callie was a contestant on America's Got Talent Season 14 were she made it all the way to the judge cuts with celebrity guest judge; Jay Leno. Callie received the Associates degree from Sinclair Community College in Vocal Performance, the Bachelors degree from Bowling Green State University in Vocal Performance, the Masters degree in Education with a Music Concentration from University of Dayton. Callie is also currently a candidate for the Masters of Fine Arts (Miami University, OH) and Doctor of Music degrees (University of Kentucky). Her doctoral project is "Exploring The Role Of African American Opera Singers In The Establishment Of The Spiritual As A Musicial Art Form From 1900 to 1920.” Visit https://artistecard.com/callieday to support and stay connected with Psalmist Callie Day! Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media Instagram and Facebook: @msepodcast. Visit bygracenp.com to see more and you can also tune in through the free By Grace Not Perfection mobile app on Apple and Android devices.
01:09:39
June 05, 2020
049: Overcoming Negative Self-Talk & Bullying ft. Eberechi Opara
Tune in to hear Kay and Eberechi discuss her experience with bullying, negative self-talk, and how she has learned to love herself unconditionally. Eberechi Opara is a 2020 graduate of Garner Magnet High School. She will be attending North Carolina A&T State University in the fall. She plans to major in Broadcast Journalism. Connect with her on Instagram (@http.ed1). Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media Instagram and Facebook: @msepodcast. Visit bygracenp.com to see more and you can also tune in through the free By Grace Not Perfection mobile app on Apple and Android devices.
25:14
May 29, 2020
048: Raising A Child With Special Needs ft. Desirea Covington
Desirea Covington is the creator of Desie Maye's, a blog discussing her journey as a parent caring for a child with Lennox Gastaut Syndrome and Shaken Baby Syndrome. Her goal is to bring awareness to Oryanna's (IG: @anna_deajua) syndromes, inspire others and heal from her past; all while supporting and sharing affirmations to the community. She writes poetry, creates marketing ideas, tutors, sells products and recently started her own podcast. Visit www.desiemayes.com and connect with her on IG: @desie_maye Facebook: Desie Maye Twitter: @desiemaye. Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media Instagram and Facebook: @msepodcast. Visit bygracenp.com to see more and you can also tune in through the free By Grace Not Perfection mobile app on Apple and Android devices.
28:49
May 22, 2020
047: Sexual Abuse in the Workplace ft. Christie Lawler
Tune in to hear Kay and Christie discuss Christie's experience with sexual abuse while working in the hospitality industry and her current advocacy efforts. Christie Lawler founded CJL CONSULTiNG in 2009 while completing her MBA as a way to stay engaged in her career while completing her studies. As Founder & Owner of CJL CONSULTiNG, Christie supports clients by creating beverage marketing and training programs. Christie is also the host of Lawler Out Loud: Mixing up the Mainstream – a weekly podcast featuring trendsetters and newsmakers around the hospitality industry. In 2018, Christie developed the charitable side of her career founding The WITI Group, a 501(c)(3) foundation focused on empowering and supporting the women of the hospitality industry. She is also proud to serve as a CORE Ambassador as well as an advisory board member for “The Bar” with Datassential. CJL CONSULTiNG is WBENC Certified as a Woman-Owned Small Business. Christie also travels the U.S. for her speaking engagements covering marketing, branding, sales strategy and cultural development topics. Reach Christie On Instagram: @cjl_consulting_llc, @the_witi_group On Facebook: @cjlconsulting, @thewitigroup On LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/christie-j-lawler Podcast: Lawler Out Loud: Mixing up the Mainstream Website: cjlconsults.com. Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media Instagram and Facebook: @msepodcast. Visit bygracenp.com to see more and you can also tune in through the free By Grace Not Perfection mobile app on Apple and Android devices.
22:56
May 15, 2020
046: Military Wife Life ft. Mel Perry
It’s Military Spouse Appreciation Day! Mel and her family recently moved just outside of Ottawa, Ontario from Halifax, Nova Scotia. This move was their 5th one thanks to the military. Over the past 14 years as a military spouse, and during the past several years in particular, Mel has been dedicated to not just tolerating her life as a military wife, but truly embracing it and becoming better because of it. Not one to hold back sharing her gifts with others, Mel has become passionate about helping other military spouses experience the same kind of transformation she continues to experience almost every day. She has a background in teaching and degrees in Education, Drama and a minor in Psychology. She is not a professional psychiatrist, parenting expert, nor is she perfect in her own life, but she has insight and instincts that have been instrumental in her own development as a mother, woman and military wife. Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media Instagram and Facebook: @msepodcast. Visit bygracenp.com to see more and you can also tune in through the free By Grace Not Perfection mobile app on Apple and Android devices.
23:58
May 08, 2020
045: Brkn Crayons Still Color ft. Toni Collier
Toni was born and raised in Houston, Texas (she pretty much always mentions Texas first in her introductions). Shortly after graduating with a business degree from Sam Houston State University, Toni moved to Atlanta, the city she now calls home and spends most of her time loving on her husband Sam and daughter Dylan. Toni kills illusions. She confronts the hard things. She takes her challenges head on, then she takes on your challenges too. With a degree in business logistics and entrepreneurship and a license in ministry, she has used her talents to help ministries, leaders, and non-profits in the areas of; student ministry, creative marketing, leadership, innovation, strategic planning, and peacemaking. She’s a speaker, a host, a teacher, and a faith advocate. She’s had the opportunity to proudly stand on stages like North Point Community Church, Chick-Fil-A, Orange Conference, and MomCon. She also leads a women’s ministry brand called Broken Crayons Still Color; a safe space for broken but hopeful women. She’s here to reinspire confidence in your own potential. And, in this digital age of anxiety, Toni is teaching women all over the country that you can be young and a boss, and you can be broken and worthy. She doesn’t want you to just face your demons, she wants you to quash the illusion of your brokenness so you can live the most colorful life possible. Visit www.tonijcollier.com and follow @tonijcollier @brkncrayons . Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media Instagram and Facebook: @msepodcast. Visit bygracenp.com to see more and you can also tune in through the free By Grace Not Perfection mobile app on Apple and Android devices.
39:47
May 01, 2020
044: Addicts Ripple ft. Kylie LeBlanc
Kylie is a 31 year old wife, business owner, and mother of four. When she isn’t curled up with a good book you can find her writing them. She’s had a lifelong passion for literature and now uses her words to open the conversation about drug addiction in the family. She hopes to use her life experiences with abuse, trauma, and tragedy to shatter the silence and create a community where families can heal as a whole and individually. Visit her website (addictsripple.com) and follow her on Instagram: @author_kae_leblanc and @addictsripple. Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media Instagram and Facebook: @msepodcast. Visit bygracenp.com to see more and you can also tune in through the free By Grace Not Perfection mobile app on Apple and Android devices.
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April 24, 2020
043: Dancing with Everyday Grief ft. Edy Nathan
Edy Nathan MA, LCSWR is an author, public speaker and licensed therapist who has been featured on NBC, CBN, Psychology Today, PsyCom and more. She is an AASECT certified sex therapist, hypnotherapist and certified EMDR practitioner with more than 20 years of experience. Edy earned degrees from New York University and Fordham University, with post-graduate training at the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy. She practices in New York City. In her expertise as a grief therapist she interweaves her formal training as a psychotherapist with breathwork, guided imagery, ritual and storytelling. Grief is not just about the death of a loved one, but the losses we experience in life. Grief is hard to talk about. Edy teaches you to dance with your grief, To know it as a way to know yourself. Whether it is the loss of a loved one or the loss of a limb or the loss of the life you once knew, it is your soul that offers the answers to relief. An essential element in her practice is to offer clients the chance to combine psychotherapy with a deeper, more spiritual understanding of the self. She is dedicated to helping people understand their grief, cope with the fear and struggle that holds them back, and learn to live fully. Edy's links: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn. Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media Instagram and Facebook: @msepodcast. Visit bygracenp.com to see more and you can also tune in through the free By Grace Not Perfection mobile app on Apple and Android devices.
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April 17, 2020
042: Homeless Lives Matter ft. Charles Purcell
550,000+ people in the U.S. do not have a home, including Charles. Stay connected with Charles and support his organization Homeless United at www.linktr.ee/homeless_united . Homeless United’s mission is dedicated to help raise awareness of homelessness. Not just that people are homeless, but the reasons behind why they are homeless. There are several ways this will be achieved. Tune in to hear what they are! The book Charles mentioned in this episode can be found at http://www.evictedbook.com .  Charles' Website: www.HomelessUnited.org / Instagram & Twitter: @homeless_united / Facebook: www.facebook.com/letsendhomelessness Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media Instagram and Facebook: @msepodcast. Visit bygracenp.com to see more and you can also tune in through the free By Grace Not Perfection mobile app on Apple and Android devices.
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April 10, 2020
041: Demystifying Insurance ft. Lorena Tomasini
Lorena is the owner of MALM Life and Health Insurance Agency. Part of a mother-daughter team they help families and business owners with financial protection all done digitally over the phone or computer. Lorena is also the host of the Twelve Minute Talks Podcast where other Florida based business owners and entrepreneurs talk about what they solve in a short time period.  Lorena's links: https://www.malmins.com / LinkedIn.com/in/lorenatomasini / Facebook.com/loresini / Facebook.com/malmins22 / Instagram.com/lore0125 / Instagram.com/malmins22 . Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media Instagram and Facebook: @msepodcast. Visit bygracenp.com to see more and you can also tune in through the free By Grace Not Perfection mobile app on Apple and Android devices.
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April 03, 2020
040: From Brain Tumor to Giant Healthy Life ft. Ryan West
Ryan West is a U.S. Navy Flight Deck Director, Fitness App Creator, Podcast Host, Adversity University Course Creator and Wellness Entrepreneur. In 2000 Ryan was diagnosed with brain tumor and suffers from the disease "Acromegaly" which is a form of giantism. Ryan's passion is wellness and health and he wants you to live a giant healthy life! BONUS: Ryan is offering an exclusive discount for My Sentiments Exactly listeners! Check it out here: https://ryanwest.info/vslv08katdp . Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media Instagram and Facebook: @msepodcast. Visit bygracenp.com to see more and you can also tune in through the free By Grace Not Perfection mobile app on Apple and Android devices.
42:53
March 27, 2020
039: Moms of Addicts Letting Go ft. Michelle Weidenbenner
Michelle is the proud mother of a recovering addict, a podcaster, speaker and an award-winning author who has started a movement to ruin our son’s and daughter’s “using” careers. Please join her on this Mighty Mom Movement at the private FB page, Facebook.com/groups/MomsLettingGo and connect with her on twitter.com/michelleweidenbenner1 and instagram.com/michelleweidenbenner . Listen to her podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/moms-letting-go-without-giving-up/id1448105641 . Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media Instagram and Facebook: @msepodcast. Visit bygracenp.com to see more and you can also tune in through the free By Grace Not Perfection mobile app on Apple and Android devices.
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March 20, 2020
038: Heroin, Homelessness & An HIV Scare ft. Jordan Barnes
Jordan Barnes is a grateful addict in recovery, and Sand Island Treatment Center is his home group. When he’s not sharing his experience, strength, and hope through writing, he enjoys bodysurfing and diving, as well as long walks on the beach while swinging his metal detector. Jordan resides in beautiful Kailua, HI. He has been sober from all mind and mood altering substances since August 29th, 2011. One Hit Away is his debut memoir to be released later this year. Connect with Jordan on Instagram & Twitter @Jordan_P_Barnes. Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media Instagram and Facebook: @msepodcast. Visit bygracenp.com to see more and you can also tune in through the free By Grace Not Perfection mobile app on Apple and Android devices.
45:11
March 13, 2020
037: Ten Signs You Need A Life Coach ft. Taylor V.
Tune in to hear Kay & Taylor discuss 10 signs you need a life coach. If you have ever considered coaching, never considered it, tried it and didn’t like it or whatever the case may be, it’s worth the listen! Taylor is a wife to Phillip, mom to Honour, Valor and Zeal. She is also the Founder of Truth and Taylor, and a life coach. She is passionate about fully realizing the life that Christ died for her to have and has made it her mission to support others in doing that in any way she can. She founded Truth & Taylor as a platform to offer truth to those who might otherwise not hear in a way that exposes freedom. As a life coach, Taylor works with her clients on the specific areas they may not even realize are stifling their ability to access all the God intended for them. Connect with Taylor on social media @truthandtaylor and join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media @msepodcast. Visit bygracenp.com to see more and you can also tune in through the free By Grace Not Perfection mobile app!
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March 06, 2020
033: The Backstory of My Sentiments Exactly Podcast
As a wife, mom of a small infant, business owner, grad student, and alllll the things, why am I podcasting? How did it start? What made me do it? Why do I cover the topics I do? Where did the name come from? Why is the podcast important to me and how does it reflect stuff I experienced as a child? What stereotypes have I been labeled with? I explain all of that in this episode. Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media @msepodcast. Visit bygracenp.com to see more and you can also tune in through the free By Grace Not Perfection mobile app!
21:55
February 11, 2020
031: What If It Happens At Night?
Tune in to hear Kayleon share an unfiltered truth, inspired by her blog post on bygracenp.com. Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media @msepodcast. Visit bygracenp.com to see more and you can also tune in through the free By Grace Not Perfection mobile app!
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February 05, 2020
030: For Anyone Who Has Ever Been Disappointed
Sharing a few takeaways from something I read and a personal story of mine that I hope helps. If you’ve ever been disappointed, tune in! Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media @msepodcast. Visit bygracenp.com to see more and you can also tune in through the free By Grace Not Perfection mobile app!
10:42
January 21, 2020
004: Jaundice, Preeclampsia, & the NICU ft. Kayla Jones
Tune in to hear Kay and Kayla talk about memorable moments and challenges in the NICU, jaundice, preeclampsia, and offer advice for NICU parents, and for families and friends of NICU parents. Kayla Jones was born & raised in the beautiful city of Goldsboro, NC. She is a proud wife of James Jones Jr., real estate agent and community advocate, and mother to a beautiful baby girl who despite being born prematurely has defied odds since she’s arrived. Alongside her roles as wife & mother, Kayla is a 2nd grade teacher, as well as an avid natural hair enthusiast who shares her love for her natural hair through her YouTube Channel: It Comes Natural. Kayla strives to be a light to everyone she comes in contact with & inspires them to authentically be themselves. Connect with Kayla on Facebook: Kayla Joy Jones, Instagram: _kaylajoyjones and Youtube: Kayla Jones “It Comes Natural.” Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media @msepodcast. Visit bygracenp.com to see more and you can also tune in through the free By Grace Not Perfection mobile app! #nicuawarenessmonth
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January 13, 2020
029: No More Shame!
Feeling accused? Guilty? Ashamed? Tune in. Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media @msepodcast. Visit bygracenp.com to see more and you can also tune in through the free By Grace Not Perfection mobile app!
04:53
January 13, 2020
028: Kay’s Advice for the New Year
How are you feeling about 2020? Tune in to hear Kay’s advice for the New Year and share with someone who could benefit from listening! Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media @msepodcast. Visit bygracenp.com to see more and you can also tune in through the free By Grace Not Perfection mobile app!
08:44
December 31, 2019
027: Bipolar Brought Balance ft. Emily Washcovick
In this episode Kay and Emily discuss Emily’s experience pre- and post-diagnosis, how it impacted her life, misconceptions and stigmas associated with the disorder, and what all she has found helpful while actively managing her mental health. Emily's first manic episode and hospitalization in October 2018 changed the way she saw herself. One year later, she's launching "Bipolar Brought Balance" to slay the stigma surrounding mental health and add her voice to the growing community of mental health advocates. Emily hopes to show another version of what living with bipolar disorder can look like, while also sharing lessons about work life balance, relationships and mental health that she has learned in her journey post diagnosis and treatment. Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media @msepodcast. Visit bygracenp.com to see more and you can also tune in through the free By Grace Not Perfection mobile app!
39:11
November 22, 2019
026: MENtal Health ft. Joe Fucarino
Tune in to hear Kay and Joe discuss mental health from a man’s perspective, Joe’s experience with bullying and his mom’s drug abuse starting when he was 8 years old to now coping and using “Therapy Without A Degree” to reach others! Joe is a podcaster, writer, social media strategist, graphic designer, and Store Manager for Sprint. He has lived in multiple locations but calls Lodi, New Jersey his home. Joe grew up lower class, raised by his loving mother who battled addiction and drug abuse since he was 8 years old. He worked in the restaurant industry for the early part of his young adult life and went to a 2-year college for Hospitality Management. Joe ended up taking a major break from the 9 to 5 life and became an Uber Driver. Within 7 months he started his own business Therapy Without A Degree, which unraveled multiple creative ideas and business ventures that he is currently working on daily. Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media @msepodcast. Visit bygracenp.com to see more and you can also tune in through the free By Grace Not Perfection mobile app!
32:26
November 15, 2019
025: #NationalDiabetesMonth ft. Cassie Savino
Tune in to hear Kay and Cassie discuss Cassie’s journey from her Type 1 diabetes diagnosis to pregnancy and becoming a new and breastfeeding mom. Cassie is a Type 1 diabetic, new mom, and Friends enthusiast who resides in New Jersey with her husband and newborn daughter. Diagnosed right before the age of 6, Cassie has lived as a diabetic for most of her life and has overcome the many challenges and obstacles brought on by the disease. Most recently, Cassie has experienced what having Type 1 diabetes is like during pregnancy, and now motherhood and breastfeeding. Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media @msepodcast. Visit bygracenp.com to see more and you can also tune in through the free By Grace Not Perfection mobile app!
24:58
November 14, 2019
024: Faith, Fruit, and Beyond ft. Tiesha Marlow
Is it possible to be a Christian and not produce fruit? How can we steer clear of works-righteousness? Tune in to hear Kay and Tiesha discuss this relevant topic and wrap up Recovering From Religiosity! Tiesha Marlow is a proud Michigan native where she is the eldest of four siblings. Currently residing in Virginia, she is a business leader, entrepreneur, mentor, and volunteer within her community. She is also a proud Navy veteran and alumnus of Regent University where she studied Law and National Security. Through much domestic and international travel she truly values her cultural awareness and implements her admiration through her leadership. She is an avid researcher with a true passion to learn new things. Tiesha’s family and close friends describe her as: genuine, loyal, successful, determined, intelligent, and assertive. As Founder and CEO of Security Scholars LLC, Tiesha reaches the local community through training, education, and consulting. She aims to impact as many students of life as possibly through career development and skill building. Be sure to leave a review on one of MSE’s streaming platforms! Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media: @msepodcast and visit the website: www.bygracenp.com/podcast
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November 08, 2019
023: Hurt in the Church, Now What? ft. Shante Woody
What is “church hurt” and what is it not? How do you deal with hurt experienced within your local church? Tune in to hear Kay and Shante discuss Shante’s experience and offer insight on what to do moving forward. Shante Woody, Philadelphia native, is a community leader, influencer and entrepreneur. She is a mother of 7 and has been married for 9 years. Her dessert company, Gracekakes, specializes in specialty dessert with the motto "Everyone deserves a little favor." In 2015, Shante launched Kingdom Worthy Events. Her vision is to encourage entrepreneurship to the faith community and present networking opportunities. She's hosted several successful events including a Business Expo and a Women's Conference. She currently resides in Greensboro, NC, where she is heavily involved in the community. Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media: @msepodcast
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November 07, 2019
022: Is It Wishful Thinking or God’s Promise? ft. Candace Hackney
How do you know if what you desire is something God desires for you? Do we ever mistake wishful thinking for God’s promises? Are we supposed to go through every open door? Tune in to hear Kay and Candace discuss this very relevant topic! Candace Hackney is a resident of North Carolina, and a recent graduate from Regent University with a degree in Christian Ministry. Currently, she is in the process of earning her Master’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences at NCCU. In her free time, she enjoys hanging with friends, traveling to different countries, baking, drinking a nice cup of tea and watching a good movie! She sticks by the rule that laughter is always the best medicine for a bad day. Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media: @msepodcast
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November 06, 2019
021: The Blame Game ft. Whitney Houston
Who’s to blame? God, Satan, or just me? What’s the raw truth about accountability? Is it possible to be a perfect Christian? Tune in to hear Kay and Whitney discuss this very relevant topic! Whitney Houston was born and raised in Mount Olive and is currently living in Greenville, NC. She is a student at East Carolina University, where she has been accepted into the Nutrition and Dietetics Cohort Program!! She is also a proud member of the East Carolina Gospel Choir. She loves serving God and helping others. Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media: @msepodcast
34:27
November 05, 2019
020: Faith, Works, and Discipleship ft. Joi Williams
Faith or works? Is discipleship happening in all local churches? How can we incorporate more of it? Tune in to hear Kay and Joi discuss this very relevant topic! Joi is a recent graduate the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. While there, she served in various leadership roles on a campus ministry team within the campus community. She is also the founder of I Date Jesus Ministries. Her hobbies include painting and creating all forms of art for herself, as well as for others to enjoy. Visit idjministries.org. Visit bygracenp.com Join the growing podcast community on social media: @msepodcast
32:37
November 01, 2019
019: Questions, Seminary, Preaching, & Pastoring ft. Tomaura Toliver-Pelon
Is asking questions of God necessary? Is seminary necessary for effectiveness as a Christian? What should the overall goal be for those who decide to attend seminary? Is there one way to pastor? Does good preaching automatically mean good pastor? Can you be called by God and people at the same time? Tune in to hear Kay and Tomaura discuss these very relevant questions. Tomaura Toliver-Pelon is a native of Pittsburgh, PA who currently resides in Dallas, TX with her husband of 16-years. After completing 10 years of naval service, she earned her B.A. in Christian Ministry from Regent University, and is currently pursuing her Masters of Divinity (MDiv). Known for her transparency, humor, and love of Scripture, Tomaura is committed to discipleship education, and helping believers unpack their God-given gifts. In Spring 2020, she will launch Votary Works, a custom devotional service. She enjoys sporting events and coffee - lots of coffee. Join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media: @msepodcast.
50:14
October 25, 2019
018: Is Jesus Still on the Mainline? ft. Geoffrey Whitley
Is there a right way to pray? Why do people shy away from prayer? Is it okay to solely rely on the prayers of others? What happens when He doesn’t answer? What happens when His answer is opposite of what you desire? How do you reconcile with a God who doesn’t heal everyone? Tune in to hear Kay and Geoffrey discuss this very relevant topic! Geoffrey Whitley is a graduate student and Assistant Hall Director at Old Dominion University, pursuing a degree in higher education. Founder and President of Prestige and Poise Majorette and Modeling Troupe. He likes to dance, sing, he loves life.  friends, and Jesus. He is an aspiring talk show host, dean of students, and dance company owner. Join the growing podcast community on social media @msepodcast!
33:40
October 18, 2019
017: Sin and Bible Reading ft. Tori Hilliard
Are there levels to sin? Why is sin so taboo in our local churches? How has mishandling sin affected churchgoers? Is the Old Testament worth reading? Is KJV really the only way? Tune in to hear Kay and Sirtauria discuss the topic of sin and Bible reading. Tori Hilliard is a resident of Goldsboro, NC. She is a member of Holly Hill Church of Christ Disciples of Christ located in LaGrange, NC. She serves as a Sunday School teacher for middle and high school students. She is a graduate of Meredith College and works full-time at The Center of Immunology and Computational Biology at Duke University. There, she works on various research projects pertaining to the development of Human Clinical Vaccines. In her spare time she enjoys visiting museums and reading. Often times she'd be found sitting on the porch enjoying idle conversation with her great-grandfather Pinkney Holloway. Join the growing podcast community on social media: @msepodcast!
34:44
October 11, 2019
016: Faith vs. Works in Business ft. Breonna Baker
Is faith or works more important? How does this apply to business owners? How do you reconcile with a God who doesn’t heal everyone? Tune in to hear Kay and Breonna discuss Chick-fil-a, IHOB, and more! Breonna Baker is a preschool teacher in Wayne County. She also has her own business, Behind the Screen Media, LLC where she is the “brand storyteller.” She develops each brand strategically with creativity and excellence. No matter if she is lesson planning or brand storytelling, her foundation is Christ. Join the growing podcast community on social media: @msepodcast!
24:53
October 04, 2019
015: #BreastCancerLossAndGrief: Ebony Rae
Tune in to hear Kay and Ebony discuss Ebony’s experience with the loss of her mother and how to cope with grief and loss. Ebony Rae is a native of San Diego, CA. She was the primary caregiver to her mother who battled breast cancer twice over 12 years. Her mother ultimately passed away from metastatic breast cancer in August of 2017. She is currently working to launch a non-profit organization called Grief Help Club to support people grieving the loss of their mother to cancer. Ebony is a multi-passionate entrepreneur. She's pursuing her creative passion by operating an Etsy shop Crafty Geeky Sassy. She handcrafts unique accessories from up-cycled materials and donates a portion of her proceeds to fund her non-profit.  Join the growing podcast community on social media: @msepodcast
24:49
October 02, 2019
014: #BreastCancerInYoungWomen: Tiffany Kinkead
About 12,000 women younger than 40 (starting at age 25) are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer each year. About 800 women younger than 40 are diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer each year. Tune in to hear Kay and Tiffany discuss Tiffany’s journey with breast cancer from diagnosis as a newlywed in her 20’s with no family history of the disease to now, common misconceptions, and practical ways family members and friends of loved ones who have been diagnosed can help. Tiffany Kinkead is 35 and from Atlanta, GA. She has been married to her husband, Kurt, for 9 years and they have two daughters- Eliana who is 5, and Isabella who is almost 2. She is a pediatric nurse by profession, but She is currently a stay-at-home mom while undergoing treatment for metastatic breast cancer. Join the growing podcast community on social media: @bgnpllc
26:31
October 02, 2019
013: The Benefit of Community in Churches ft. Erika Sheppard & Aleshia Randall
What are the benefits of church? If it’s not a sin to miss, why should you go? What are some things we should keep in mind as we ask questions on this journey? How do I know if I’m under the right leadership? Tune in as Kay, Aleshia, and Erika discuss this very relevant topic! Erika Sheppard is from San Diego, CA, and currently resides in Baltimore, MD. She is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University and works as a project coordinator for a pharmaceutical trade association. She loves hanging with her son who is hard of hearing, learning sign, playing in makeup, empowering women, and supporting black-owned businesses. Aleshia Randall is from North Carolina and currently resides in Atlanta, GA. She is a graduate of Carolina Beauty College with a degree in cosmetology. She works as a Senior Sales Consultant for Nissan Dealership. She loves spending time with family and friends, freelance makeup artistry, going to church, and uplifting people that she connects with.
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September 27, 2019
012: Coping With Infertility, Miscarriages, & the NICU ft. Tiffany Finley
This is the final #NICUAwarenessMonth episode and it was AMAZING. Tune in to hear Kay and Tiffany Finley, NICU mom, doula, author, and founder of My Predestined One, discuss Tiffany’s journey from infertility and miscarriages to standing by her son in the NICU, and how she is still coping almost 7 years later. Tiffany Finley is author of A Fearless Journey to Motherhood: Fighting Fear with Faith During Infertility & Pregnancy, an infertility, preemie, and mom advocate, speaker, and a Certified Doula (BEST) serving Dallas, TX and surrounding cities. She supports, hold space, and walks alongside women during fertility struggles, pregnancy, and birth. Tiffany is also founder of My Predestined One, a nonprofit organization in Dallas, TX whose mission is to provide support, education, and encouragement to women during pregnancy, infertility, premature birth & loss and beyond, while bringing global awareness to these issues. Tiffany loves God, is a wife who is happily married to her loving husband of 9 years, and mother of 3 babies in heaven, and one here on earth. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, singing, writing, traveling, encouraging others, binge watching Netflix shows, and blogging. She is also co-author of Letters to My Sisters: Teach. Empower. Apply. Join my growing podcast community on social media @msepodcast #nicuawarenessmonth #nicumom #nicu #author #infertility #miscarriage
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September 25, 2019
011: State of the Church Address ft. Tony Wellington
Is everything bad Satan’s fault? Is it okay to use faith as an excuse to live outside your means? Tune in as Kay and Tony discuss why we shouldn’t “bind up” things we can control! Tony Wellington is a native of Wayne County. After attending Wayne County Public Schools, he attended Wayne Community College before moving on to East Carolina University. He is employed as a Reading Specialist/4th Grade Teacher working in Wayne and Wilson Counties. He is a member of First Baptist Church Eureka where he serves as Director of Music and as an Associate Minister. He endeavors to reach the lost through an authentic, caring, and truthful approach to the Gospel! Join the growing podcast community on social media: @msepodcast! #recoveringfromreligiosity
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September 20, 2019
010: Miracle Malcolm & the NICU ft. Ariel Simmons
Tune in to hear Kay and Ariel, NICU mom and author, discuss their NICU experiences, Ariel’s upcoming book, and offer advice to NICU parents, families and friends. Born and raised in the Chicagoland area, Ariel Simmons found her gift at an early age. The moment her pen touched paper she was forever bound to her love, writing. Like most, she found fulfillment in other activities but nothing could compare to her first love. At the age of 10 she began writing books of poetry, transitioning to screenplays in high school. Thereafter, her writing slowed down but by the grace of God she was reacquainted with her first love through the birth of her son Malcolm. In her debut children's book Miracle Malcolm she showcases her talents to the world as an author in hopes of inspiring, educating and spreading positivity to those around her. Join the growing podcast community on social media: @msepodcast! #nicuawarenessmonth
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September 14, 2019
009: Medical Racism in the NICU ft. Katy McFadden
Tune in NOW to hear Kay and Katy discuss Katy’s experience with medical racism, white supremacy, and racial disparities the NICU she recently resigned from in New York City. This woman is a powerful advocate for equality, not just for people of color, but for everyone. She has spoken before many legislators and other leaders to bring about change in New York. You will want to listen to the very end. Before knowing about this issue, I asked Katy to share the things all the other guests I’ve had on the show for NICU Awareness Month have shared. To my surprise, she had other topics she felt were necessary to bring to the table. We deal with the hard stuff, right? Well, tune in. Katy McFadden is a midwife, NICU nurse, Neonatal Developmental Care Specialist, Advanced Nurse Lactation Consultant, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, Certified Educator of Infant Massage, and Child Passenger Safety Technician in central Brooklyn. She recently resigned from her position as a NICU nurse at a segregated-Black and intentionally under-resourced hospital, and is taking time to explore political solutions to racial and gender health disparities before pursuing her next paid clinical position. She is a volunteer organizer with Ancient Song Doula Services. She lives with her fiance and 14 chickens in Weeksville, where she has been since 2013.  When not involved in the birth work, she can be found in her garden or spending time with her nephews. She recently resigned from her position as a staff nurse at SUNY Downstate- University Hospital Brooklyn, a 90%+ Black serving hospital 9x more dangerous than whiter serving institutions less than 10 miles away.  Described as a "whistle blower committing career suicide," Katy is currently focused on full time activism, trying to bring attention & solutions to SUNY Downstate.  She hopes to bring experts together to craft legislation that will address State perpetuated medical racism through a process of Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations. Her website is: https://www.brooklyngrows.com/blog and you can follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @Brooklyn_Grows. Connect with the growing podcast community on social media: @msepodcast!
45:02
September 13, 2019
008: The Dangers of “Doing” Church ft. Tara Miller
What does it mean to “water down” the Gospel? Is being the Church more important than attending church? Tune in as Kay and Tara discuss this very relevant topic! Tara Miller is an Army soldier, single mother, and Christian. Visit bygracenp.com and follow @msepodcast on social media!
41:55
September 13, 2019
007: Switching Careers As A NICU Dad & Nurse ft. Jim Burke
Tune in to hear Kay and Jim discuss his NICU journey from both the dad + male nurse perspectives. Jim Burke is an RN in a Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or NICU. Nursing is his second career over a decade of retail management. He chose to switch careers after spending months beside his sister-in-law's bedside due to a massive stroke. During nursing school he was able to spend time in the NICU and fell in love with the nursing practice and team there. After graduating he started in a nursing graduate residency program and loves every single day of his job. He is also a former NICU dad. Connect with Jim on Twitter @JimBurkeTwo. Join the growing podcast community on social media @msepodcast!
33:09
September 12, 2019
006: Lactation Challenges & the NICU ft. Briana Durham
Tune in to hear Kay and her older sister, Briana, discuss their NICU experiences from skin-to-skin and lactation to coming home and hearing criticism. Briana Durham has been married for two years and just recently gave birth to her son at 32 weeks, 4 days. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke with a Bachelor degree in Sociology. She works at BB&T and her hobbies include painting, eating, and singing. Most importantly, she is passionate about helping people. Connect with Bri on Facebook: Bri Durham and join the growing podcast community on social media: @msepodcast! #nicuawarenessmonth
48:11
September 12, 2019
005: The NICU Dad ft. Alex Zavala
Tune in to hear Kay and Alex discuss his NICU journey from a dad’s perspective. What was the hardest part? What advice would he give? How is a dad’s experience different from a mom’s? Alex Zavala is a husband to his beautiful wife Jenn, and father to two preemie girls, Mia (30 weeks) and Emerson (27 weeks). He is a Vermont Oxford Network Family Partner, and member of Seton Network NICU Patient and Family Advisory Council. He is an ambassador for Hand to Hold, Ronald McDonald House Charities, and March of Dimes. He is a small business owner in Austin, TX, NICU dad, and advocate for NICU dad support. He hosts NICU Dad Discussions Podcast and NICU dad groups for NICU's. Connect with Alex on Facebook (TheNICUDad), Instagram (@thenicudad), Twitter (@dadnicu), and his website: www.thenicudad.com. Join the growing podcast community on social media @msepodcast!
29:39
September 12, 2019
003: RSV & Raising A Little Miracle ft. Carrita Flie
Tune in as Kay and Carrita talk about RSV, challenges in the NICU, and offer advice for NICU parents, for families and friends of NICU parents. Carrita Flie is a mom of one. Prior to becoming a mom she worked for the federal court system and loved every second of it. She studied Criminal Justice and obtained a Master of Legal Studies. After experiencing recurring losses and finally giving birth to her son at 26 weeks, things changed a lot! Her plans, goals, and passion shifted to prematurity awareness and helping other NICU families. She has since founded Raising Little Miracles Inc. which is an organization based in Chicago that serves NICU families and children of families with special needs. She recently published her first book, You're Still Here: A Piece of My Heart Partnered With Scripture Reflections. Follow her on social media @c.leniece and @raisinglittlemiracles. Join our growing podcast community on social media @msepodcast! #nicuawarenessmonth
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September 09, 2019
002: To Go Or Not To Go? That Is The Question... ft. Lola Price
Can you be a Christian and not attend church weekly? How much does church attendance count for your salvation and growth in Christ? Tune in to hear Kay and Lola discuss this very relevant topic! Lola Price is from San Antonio, TX and currently resides in Research Triangle, NC. She is a recent graduate of East Carolina University, Human Development Family Science Major. She attends church at KCC Raleigh, and enjoys event planning/decor, working with the youth, and traveling in her free time. Visit bygracenp.com and join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media: @msepodcast
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September 06, 2019
001: Millennials, Church, and Taboo ft. Xaria Hudson
CBN says it an epidemic. Why are millennials abandoning church? Tune in to hear Kay and Xaria discuss this very relevant topic! Xaria Hudson is a student in the Social Work program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is also a proud member of the 100 Black Women on campus. Her hobbies include reading for pleasure and volunteering around the community. Visit bygracenp.com and join MSE’s growing podcast community on social media: @msepodcast
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