Here’s what happens when people stop using filters, and start getting real. Each week, your host Lauren will be interviewing different influential people from around the internet and asking them about how they manage their relationship with social media. The conversations are candid and unedited. You’ll hear from bloggers, influencers, actresses, singers, directors, podcasters, entrepreneurs and more. No one has it all figured out. These conversations with cure your FOMO and encourage you to confidently pursue your own dreams, whatever they may be.
Do you have a village or community to lean on, in good times and in bad? In today's episode, Lori Beth Auldridge is speaking to us about the importance of finding your village or creating your own in the absence of one. Lori is a podcaster and blogger who has made it her mission to encourage women to find their sisters and nurture those villages. She shares the bright side of life, honestly and authentically, as a way to normalize the concept of building the perfect life for your own family, ignoring society's expectations.
This episode was recorded just before the COVID-19 pandemic became serious here in the states. We touch on it briefly. Lori also shares a heavy story about a moment of immense trauma that touched her and the islands of Hawaii a few years ago. This led to a deeper conversation about the effects of sudden trauma and how to adjust to life on the other side of it. It highlights an important perspective for us to hold onto as we're moving through these very uncertain times.
Lori Beth is a mama bear to three little girls. She and her husband Chris run a renovation business in upcountry Maui. Her days are filled with her favorite things…coffee, writing, homeschooling, babywearing, audiobooks, binge reading parenting articles, miniature goats, fancy chickens, exploring Maui, moms groups, and more coffee. Yayamamas is her way of spreading aloha and to put more good into the world.
Also in today's episode:
+ Balancing running a family business and homeschooling
+ The importance of community and building a village
+ Shamelessly sharing the positive, bright side of life
+ The value of connecting to nature
+ Experiencing sudden trauma and adjusting to life on the other side
+ Working hard for the life you want and remembering to find the time to appreciate that life
+ The joys of podcasting
+ Navigating marriage as passing ships in the night
+ Creating a family life and schedule that works for your family
+ Finding that place where you feel at home
+ Navigating the roles and expectations put on us by others
+ Spreading the spirit of aloha
+ Sharing openly about "opting out" not to brag, but to normalize it
+ Motherhood is hard AND beautiful. The occasional struggles do not negate the beauty of it all
Have you ever felt like you needed a break from social media and technology because it was making you feel anxious or depressed? Yeah, you aren't the only one. Not by a long shot. In today's episode, we are so honored to be speaking with Dr. Doreen Dodgen-Magee, an award-winning author, speaker, & psychologist who has traveled the globe researching and speaking about how technology affects our brains and bodies, our relationships, and the development of our sense of self.
As you know, this is a topic your host Lauren is voraciously curious about. She has been exploring this intersection of mental health and social media use in her content for the past 10 years, so this conversation was like an all-you-can-eat buffet! Doreen offers up so much practical advice and tips that you can start applying to your life right now to help cope with the ambient anxiety and disembodiment that we are all suffering as a result of our over-reliance on tech.
+ Is over-use of technology actually affecting our brains + mental health
+ What is ambient anxiety and how do we cope with it
+ Narcissism as an insult vs a mental disorder
+ Becoming disembodied or disconnected from our physical lives
+ How to be bored and liked it
+ Tips for reconnecting with our physical, embodied lives
+ Actionable steps toward a healthier relationship with tech and social media
+ How to involve our kids in this lifestyle
+ Teens and tech, pros and cons
+ Advances on the horizon to be hopeful about
1) Dr. Doreen Dodgen- Magee's site: https://doreendm.com/
2) List of resources: https://doreendm.com/resources
3) Dr. Doreen Dodgen- Magee's IG: https://www.instagram.com/drdoreendm/
4) Dr. Doreen Dodgen- Magee's book: https://www.amazon.com/Deviced-Balancing-Technology-Digital-World/dp/1538115840
5) Perfcked Podcast FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/perfckedparty/
6) Perfcked Podcast IG: https://www.instagram.com/perfckedpodcast/
7) Lauren's IG: https://www.instagram.com/mybrandofhappy/
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Have you ever asked God/Spirit/The Universe for a sign of a way out of a toxic situation, only to ignore it once it fell into your lap? In today's episode, we are speaking with Bianca Mestre-Cabrero, a certified yoga instructor and community leader, about her incredible story of hitting rock bottom, asking for a sign, and trusting her intuition to follow that sign once it was presented to her.
After finding herself sprawled out in front of a 7-11 with glass shattered all around her and ambulance lights flashing in her eyes, Bianca knew she had hit rock bottom. That was her moment. Warning signs had been nudging her plenty before that, but that was the moment they finally smacked her over the head and woke her up. She knew she was in a toxic situation and that she needed a way out, she just didn't know which way to turn. So, she asked for a sign. And that sign showed up. And that is the story your host Lauren brought Bianca on the show to share. Her story is so empowering and expansive, it will blow your minds and hearts wide open.
We also talk about...
+ Facing the fear of change and disrupting the status quo
+ Shedding the shame of embodying your truest self
+ Recognizing the signs of toxic patterns
+ Being honest with yourself when things aren't working
+ Hitting rock bottom and redirecting
+ Asking for the signs and trusting when they come
+ Getting to know the dirty, toxic, messy sides of yourself
+ Shining your light as brightly as you can
+ Finding companionship is only part of the puzzle
+ Diving into spiritual practice
+ Finding and standing in your true power
+ Saying YES to the love you deserve
+ "I AM BECAUSE YOU ARE"
1) The Jason Silva video about marriage: https://www.instagram.com/tv/B7JKVmzD-xA/?igshid=1o70ngu8n5mst
2) Bianca on IG: https://www.instagram.com/beecabrero/
3) I AM Me Movement on IG: https://www.instagram.com/i.amme_movement/
4) The Podcast where Lauren was interview about being a stepmom: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dadlife-podcast/id1479463113?i=1000455915553
Have you ever felt yourself trying to change a person or situation to make yourself happier? Today we are joined by Krista Williams, the co-founder, and co-host of Almost 30 podcast to discuss the work of accepting things as they are and the freedom that is found on the other side of this work. This conversation was sparked after your host, Lauren, read an Instagram post of Krista's where she was explaining how she holds this mindset in her relationship with her fiance. Lauren knew this was an important conversation to have and share here on the show because this mindset can positively impact all aspects of our lives, not just our romantic relationships.
Krista's podcast, Almost 30, was created to support listeners through life's transitions. And this topic and conversation fit right into that story. The sooner we learn to accept things as they are and focus more attention on our inner work and mental state, the better we can ride the waves of life's transitions.
We also talk about...
+ Finding the yin and yang of her relationship with her business partner and co-host, Lindsey
+ Learning from her parents failed marriage
+ Accepting that her fiance's growth is on a different timeline
+ Focusing on the value of social media
+ Trusting her gut and intuition
+ Accepting herself fully, the same way she does her fiance
1) The post we refer to
2) The episode with Krista's business partner, Lindsey Simcek
3) Almost 30 Podcast
4) Your Podcast Pro
The Perfcked Podcast season 2 begins Friday, March 6! Make sure to subscribe and mark your calendars so you don't miss anything. This season is full of deep, insightful, candid and unfiltered conversations. Our guests are all influential content creators and they're sharing the parts of their lives that don't show up online. We discuss how they manage a healthy relationship with social media and why that's important. Life ain't perfect, but filters help! Check out this trailer to hear from some of our amazing guests. And make sure to share with anyone you think it perfcked enough to be partying with us. Below are a few ways we can stay connected. The first episode of season 2 drops March 6. Until then, I hope to see you around the internet!
LET'S HANG OUT!
Today we are speaking with Amanda Frances, self-made multimillionaire + money manifestation queen.
Amanda is known for creating online courses that teach women how to step into their worth and start designing the lives they deserve and desire. And it all started with a single moment of inspired guidance that she trusted and acted on.
Amanda's success did not happen over night, as she explains in this episode. She started at step one, teaching herself how to make a website over night and hanging flyers all over her hometown to get her first few clients. Nine years later, she now owns and runs a multi-million dollar business serving hundreds of thousands of clients all over the world.
She's as transparent and honest as it gets and doesn't serve an ounce of bullshit in her content. I'm so thrilled to share her story and mission with you.
In this episode we talk about,
Designing the life you deserve and desire
HOW to manifest money into your life
Stepping into your worth, one step at a time
Starting where are & figuring it out along the way
Becoming a magnet for opportunities
Serving your community
Free content vs paid content
Inspired guidance + ACTION = Success
CONNECT WITH AMANDA
MMM course: https://dj613.isrefer.com/go/mmm/PerfckedLauren/
CONNECT WITH YOUR HOST, LAUREN
Today we are joined by the one and only Lindsey Simcik, co-host of the brilliant Almost 30 Podcast. Lindsey, along with her co-host Krista Williams, have built an empire around their podcast. Live events all over the world, an international community and millions of listeners. They started their show out of their closet as a way to explore the transition from their 20's to their 30's, and it has since grown into a massive resource for anyone looking to better themselves through any and all of life's inevitable transitions.
During our conversation, Lindsey gets real + raw about what it means to create and maintain a platform of this magnitude while also taking care of her own needs. That involves really learning how to tune into her body and trust her intuition. After listening to Lindsey share her story, I know you're not only going to feel that fire in your belly to chase after your own dream, but you're also going to realize the time to start is NOW.
Finding true female friendships
Starting before you're ready
Learning as you go
Building and nurturing community
Trusting divine guidance
Exploring spirituality on our own terms
Learning what lights us up and what that feels like
Following our heart pull
Surrounding ourselves with expanders
Connect with Lindsey
Almost 30 Podcast:
Podcast Pro Program:
Today we are joined by the baddest babe I know, Kandi Steiner. Kandi is a super prolific, self-published angsty romance author. She's just published her 18th book! The career she has built for herself and the community she has cultivated around it is nothing short of amazing. Kandi is 1,000% herself and gets real with us about following her dreams, trusting her intuition and finding her voice. If you've ever wanted to pursue your passion and didn't feel confident enough to take that leap of faith, this conversation with Kandi will give you the loving shove you've been waiting for. She also is offering a sweet little giveaway at the end of the episode, so stay tuned for that!
Saying YES to your passions
Doing the work until the thing gets done
Finding your own place and maximizing your presence
Sharing authentically, knowing your tribe is listening and needs your voice
Honoring your past self and thanking her for getting you here now
Having a love-hate relationship with social media
Taking the time to look back on the long road you've walked to get to where you are
Appreciating your hard work, celebrating your wins and having the confidence to know you deserve it
Connect with Kandi
Read Kandi's latest release, Manhattan, the third in her Becker Brothers series
Today we are speaking to Cassandra Eldridge, the beautiful mind behind The Calm Collective, a lifestyle blog and podcast dedicated to simplicity and creating your best life through wellness and mindful living.
In today's conversation, we get into all sorts of things, but we continue finding our way back to the idea of boundaries and why they are so important in creating and living your best life. We also discuss how social media fits into a mindful and minimalist lifestyle. Social media is the antithesis of minimalism. Its noise and flash and clutter. I am asking Cassandra how she manages to coexist with this technology in a way that is harmonious with her minimalist lifestyle.
What I love most about Cassandra and this conversation, in particular, is that everything we discuss is so actionable. You can start implementing each idea into your routine today. And that type of inspired action is exactly what we all need right now as we embark on this new year and a new decade.
Tapping in our worth and setting boundaries, because we can't have one without the other
Developing and setting firm boundaries based on our own individual needs
Getting a clear vision as to what our needs are so we can start building a lifestyle to suit them
Protecting our energy and boundaries by doing the oftentimes very difficult thing of saying NO or removing ourselves from toxic situations and relationships
Practicing flexibility within the confines of our boundaries through life's inevitable transitions, shifts, and changes
Going with the flow and non-attachment
Making intentional choices regarding all aspects of life (purchases, opportunities, relationships, etc.)
CONNECT WITH CASSANDRA:
Lacy Phillips- https://tobemagnetic.com/
I can't say enough good things about today's guest. She's talented, hilarious, brilliant, gorgeous. She may very well be an alien from another planet.
Today I am sharing a candid conversation with Courntey Dlugos. Courtney is an actor, writer, and content creator out in LA. We get into everything in this episode. From her childhood in West Virginia to pursue her career, to managing the pressures of Hollywood. She's such a real, down to earth chick and I can't fcking wait for you to hear from her.
Some things we cover:
Honoring your talent
Trusting your gut
Honing your craft
Putting yourself out there
Cultivating real connections
This is one of my favorite episodes so far! I was pretty into Courtney before we spoke, but once we got done with our conversation I was completely sprung on this girl. I know you will be, too.
Press play + enjoy!
Remember to subscribe so you never miss an episode and rate + review so that other people can find our show :)
CONNECT WITH COURTNEY
Today's guest is one of my favorite people on the internet, the hilarious Julie Burton. Julie is a mom, humor writer and truth-teller. She was such a pleasure to chat with and our conversation was full of real talk and valuable insights. She is a humorist who writes parenting content online. We get into how she got her start, how she manages life online and how her two teenaged daughters are an endless source of content. Join us as we get to know each other and have a frank discussion about showing up on the internet and creating community. Julie's advice: you've got to be relatable, you've got to be honest, and you've got to be brave.
How one article started her writing career
Parenting teenage girls
Deciding what parts of our lives to share online
The importance of authenticity when showing up online
Writing to tell the truth
Being a voice for parents with older children
CONNECT WITH JULIE:
Today's guest is Ali Katz. She is a meditation coach who teaches people how to incorporate the tools of meditation and energy clearing into their daily lives. The best part is that she does it in a way that makes it all so accessible. She's so easy to talk to, super down to earth and relatable, and she makes this whole "meditation" thing seem really easy to get into. We discuss her philosophy of "following the universe's breadcrumbs" and pursuing what you feel called to do. We also explore the idea that meditation practice doesn't suddenly make you a zen person all the time, but it does shorten your recovery time after you are triggered. If you're at all curious about incorporating these sort of practices into your lifestyle, listen to this episode. You'll be able to make that change, today. We also end the call with a really powerful, but super simple, guided breathing meditation. So stick around for that!
Leaning into the impermanence
Exploring our interests and passions
Incorporating mindfulness and meditation into daily life
Consuming less and experiencing more
CONNECT WITH ALI:
Hey guys, it's me, Lauren! I'm the host of the Perfcked Podcast. I just came back from the 7-day social media detox challenge that I hosted. And I'm here to talk about it. Today's episode, I am focusing specifically on what we need to do once we're back on social media. Setting. Boundaries. Let's get into it.
Reflecting on the 7-day social media detox
How to reintegrate once we sign back online
Making social media a safe space
Finding your people and showing up for them
CONNECT WITH LAUREN:
Today's guest is very near and dear to my heart. Hilary Pearlson, the brilliant magic woman behind The Dreamerie, speaks to us about learning how to listen to your body before it gives you a wake-up call. She shares candidly about her health journey, which has taken her life in directions she had never expected. But she's gained so much from the experience, and now she's sharing those learnings by way of teaching. Her mission is to teach others how to become their own healers. This conversation was so impactful and healing. Hilary is extraordinary and I know listeners will come away feeling empowered and inspired.
Listening to our bodies
Prioritizing our health
Learning to slow down
Diving into our own personal brand of spirituality
Becoming our own healers
CONNECT WITH HILARY:
Kate Crocco is a psychotherapist, published author and confidence & mindset coach. She helps ambitious female leaders uncover what’s been holding them back, works through those blocks (or limiting beliefs), and helps them step into a true CEO mindset. She is a badass boss babe and I had so much fun chatting with her about her story. It took lots of twists and turns, but it all ended up taking her where she needed to go. This episode is full of valuable insight into how to shift your mindset and perspective and judge your reality with clearer eyes.
How to notice our blocks and limiting beliefs
Mastering our mindset
What we think, we become
Balancing motherhood and personhood
Trusting life's twists and turns
Finding your tribe
CONNECT WITH KATE:
PRE-ORDER KATE'S NEW BOOK "THINKING LIKE A BOSS" LAUNCHING FEB. 2020
Today we are hearing from Nicole who is bringing the real talk (and the real food) to an Instagram near you. You may know Nicole from her popular food blog, lettuceturniptheeats.com. She just launched the very badass NWBulk Market, an online farmers market full of incredible small + local businesses. We get into all of that, plus being a working mama, navigating the online landscape and finding your tribe. This girl is the real deal and she doesn't sugar coat anything (except apparently Trader Joe's cauliflower gnocchi which she somehow made into a dessert dish and I died).
You can't determine health by how someone looks
Being healthy is a lifestyle, not a strict diet
The difference between whole foods and "healthy foods"
Quality of quantity when it comes to social media
Balancing motherhood, a fulltime job and pursuing your passions
CONNECT WITH NICOLE:
On today's episode, we have Landis, the therapist to the brides. She has started her own private practice, Aisletalk, offering therapy and counseling to brides and anyone who is about to participate in a wedding. It is a brilliant idea and I'm so excited for you all to hear more about it. We discuss following life's zigzagging path and trusting wherever it's leading us. We also discover that we have very, very different memories of how we met and who we were in high school. I love her, you'll love, it's truly impossible not to love her.
Knowing what you want and knowing that might change
Trusting those intuitive hits
Feeling confident about an idea and running with it
Filling your own cup so you can show up for the people who need you
CONNECT WITH LANDIS:
In this episode, your host Lauren is introducing herself and the idea behind her new podcast. She shares why she started this show and why it’ll be valuable to YOU, the listener.
You may know Lauren from her blog, MyBrandOfHappy.com, where she explores the intersection of mental health and social media use. Lauren has decided to take the trial and error approach to self-help and she shares her findings through her blog and social media channels.
Each week, Lauren will be interviewing different influential people from around the internet and asking them about how they manage their relationship with social media. The conversations are candid and unedited. You’ll hear from bloggers, influencers, actresses, singers, directors, podcasters and entrepreneurs. Here is what happens when people stop using filters and start getting real.
The Perfcked Podcast is a show about real people, talking about real life, in real time. Everyone has a story to share, and the more stories we hear the more connected we become. And if we need anything right now, it’s more human connection. Enjoy!