By That's Aloud
Season 4: 2020 Hindsight. Life handed us a jar of expired olives, and we made quarantinis. Like all crises, the COVID-19 pandemic is both a problem and an opportunity. This season, the Story Whisperer helps her guests look back and unpack the challenges and gifts of the year that will live in infamy: 2020. Ready to release your masterpiece? That's aloud. Connect: https://www.thatsaloud.com/ https://linktr.ee/thatsaloud Intro & Outro music courtesy of Steve Combs: https://stevecombsmusic.bandcamp.com/ Please rate, review, and subscribe. It makes a huge difference!
The Only Thing You Really Need to Know w/ Alex Murphy, Co-Founder of OnTrack Coaches
Well folks, here we are. The final episode of That's Aloud. I offer my deep gratitude to all my listeners and guests: it's been an honor and a privilege to help these stories get out into the world. But as the due date for Release Your Masterpiece--the book, the course, and the mastermind--looms closer, I find my energy naturally shifting, and I hope you'll shift along with me. If you've found benefit in this podcast and/or the That's Aloud blog, I welcome you to join me at my new online home: releaseyourmasterpiece.com Meanwhile, I couldn't have asked for a more perfect final guest. Alex Murphy, co-founder of OnTrack Coaches and my partner in crime for Studio Be, is here to remind us all that, regardless of what the school system tried to teach us growing up, nobody can control us except us. Enjoy! Highlight Reel: 0:45 - Not all value is monetary 4:30 - Overcoming perfection paralysis 8:30 - The 2 things educators and parents need to understand 16:20 - A new way to teach and learn 17:30 - Asking the big questions 31:00 - Imagine a school system that put students in charge of their own learning & growth 40:55 - Be a scientist, not a judge Watch the video: https://youtu.be/15dXYtbh_wg Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/the-only-thing-you-really-need-to-know-w-alex-murphy-co-founder-of-ontrack-coaches
November 11, 2021
Believe In Your Book w/ Linn Random
Have you ever found yourself in the fast-lane, speeding toward a destination you thought you wanted to reach, only to look around and realize that you were on the wrong track altogether? Today's guest, best-selling author Linn Random, can definitely relate. After getting what was, in hindsight, some really encouraging feedback from big-name publishers in college, she gave up on her writing dreams and became a high-powered sales and marketing exec. Now she applies those superpowers to her true calling: writing and, even more importantly, getting her writing into the hands of the right readers. In this episode, you will learn the basics of book marketing, including: 2:00 - learning who you really are 9:00 - clarifying your "high concept" 14:00 - connecting your concept to your audience's emotions 18:30 - identifying your target audience 22:00 - how to get your audience to come to you You'll also learn about my upcoming book, Release Your Masterpiece: A Powerful Guide to Discover Your Authentic Gifts and Put Them to Good Use (releaseyourmasterpiece.com), which will be available for presale at the end of November 2021. In fact, next week, I'll be in Columbia meeting with my amazing Red Thread Publishing (redthreadbooks.com) book launch team and filming the video portions of the Release Your Masterpiece course, which is designed to transform unhappy employees and struggling freelancers into successful Creators. That means the FINAL EPISODE of That's Aloud will air Thursday, November 11th. That's right, this is the second-to-last episode of That's Aloud, Season 4: Hindsight 2020. And as of now, I'm not planning a Season 5. This has been an incredible experience, and I'm beyond grateful to every amazing guest who has come on here to boldly share the story the world isn't getting. If you'd like to continue your journey to authentic, aligned, creative living, please come join the party at releaseyourmasterpiece.com! Watch the video: https://youtu.be/Wj1kqmetbkM Read the Transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/believe-in-your-book-w--linn-random
October 28, 2021
Find Your Unique Genius w/ Casey Berman
"I hate my job." If this is a phrase with which you are all-too-familiar, this episode is for you. Casey Berman of leavelawbehind.com is here to help you take the reins of your career, and steer yourself into a position where you are leveraging your unique genius to create real value for the world. Highlight Reel: 1:00 - You are it 4:30 - Exposing the illusion/drama/game/movie/Maya of life 5:45 - The "I hate this" moment 9:00 - Cobbling together something new 13:00 - Why you need to be doing informational interviews 15:00 - Beware the cheap pay-off 17:00 - Your unique genius 25:00 - Find your why 27:00 - There's a better way 35:00 - Face your fears 42:00 - What time freedom looks and feels like Watch the video: https://youtu.be/e5CUGkWTv9w Read the Transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/find-your-unique-genius-w--casey-berman
October 21, 2021
Hope In Healing, From the Heart w/ Candice DeLeeuw
Hope is one of those words we love to throw around. But what does it really mean to have hope in the face of a tragedy like the loss of a child? Candice DeLeeuw (@candice_deleeuw), author of Hope (Amidst the Stories I Told Myself), and founder of Hope In Healing Hearts is here to share her powerful story of loss, bravery, and helping other grieving moms heal. Highlight Reel: 1:30 - It's okay to break, just don't stay broken 4:00 - Surfing the seas of grief 5:00 - Hearts 9:00 - How to help a grieving friend 13:30 - 2020, the year of missing time 17:30 - How to homeschool like a boss 19:00 - The type A guide to handling uncertainty 25:40 - What hope is Watch the video: https://youtu.be/O0a8R-cZj04 Read the Transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/hope-in-healing-from-the-heart-w-candice-deleeuw
October 14, 2021
Go Big and Get Home: Authentic Visibility w/ Micha Goebig
We all know the first step to success is just showing up. But HOW we show up matters. Life and Leadership coach Micha Goebig (@go_big_coaching) is here to help us come out of the shadows and step into our authentic authority in all areas of our life. Highlight Reel: 1:00 - Authentic Visibility 5:00 - Why "back to normal" isn't good enough 12:30 - Learning to ask for and accept help 15:00 - The only boundaries you're in charge of are your own 16:30 - Every yes is a no to something else 17:00 - Honor your personal time 19:15 - Micro-dosing self-care 21:40 - Follow your curiosity 29:30 - Not everybody thinks like you (and that's a good thing) Watch the video: https://youtu.be/yHzPhJpizUw Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/go-big-and-get-home-authentic-visibility-w--micha-goebig Learn more: https://www.michagoebig.com/
October 07, 2021
How To Start w/ Shreya Shettigar
Anyone who's ever tried to create anything knows that the hardest part is just getting started. This week's guest, Shreya Shettigar (@StoriesByChaya), is here to help you dive in, and keep going, no matter what. Ready to transform your daily grind into a daily delight? Ready to turn your problem into your solution? That's aloud! Highlight Reel: 1:30 - Versatility is the spice of life 6:30 - Project AAE 8:15 - 2020 and forced introspection 11:00 - Don't let the grind get you down 13:30 - Chaya's writing process 18:00 - How to start any creative process 29:40 - Keep moving forward Watch the video: https://youtu.be/FNB7RtIuTWk Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/how-to-start-w--shreya-shettigar
September 30, 2021
Your Mother Was Right: Be Yourself, w/ Connell Barrett
Dating can be stressful, even in the best of times, let alone in the wake of a global pandemic. But not to worry, delightful dating coach Connell Barrett (https://datingtransformation.com/) is here to help you stay grounded in your authentic worth while you're out there looking for love. The tools he shares in the course of this fun conversation will help you make good use of fear, recognize the difference between rejection and projection, and step out of expectation and into creation. Highlight Reel: 1:00 - Mom was right: be yourself 3:00 - What we're here to do 5:00 - Giving soulfishly 11:30 - Connell's journey 13:45 - Authenticity tools for dating (and life) 21:00 - What rejection is and isn't 23:30 - Give the present of your presence 25:30 - Who's the hero of your story? Who's the villain? 35:00 - When lightening strikes twice 39:50 - Buy into your own worth Watch the video: https://youtu.be/xbQGLMZ9S9w Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/your-mother-was-right-be-yourself-w--connell-barrett
September 23, 2021
Unblock Your Chakras w/ Emily Tamayo Maher
Whether you're well-acquainted with your Chakras or just now hearing the term for the first time, Emily Tamayo Maher's Meaning Method can help you better understand your creative process and easily get unblocked at any point along the creative journey, from ideation all the way to connecting with your audience. Ready to discover the gold at the end of your own personal rainbow? Highlight Reel: 3:30 - The feminine, intuitive story the world isn't getting 7:00 - Taking the leap 13:30 - Down the manifesting path 18:00 - All writer's blocks are chakra blocks Watch the video: https://youtu.be/Nx_BfU7D0L0 Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/unblock-your-chakras-w--emily-tamayo-maher
September 16, 2021
Get Loud & Effective w/ Stacy Dyson
They say you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. But there will come a time when you're fresh out of honey, and the vinegar is flooding from your tear ducts, not to mention your sweat glands, and you know to your very core that if you don't open up your mouth and set it free, it will drown you from within. In those moments, it's time to get loud. But not just loud. Loud and effective. In this episode, black female performance poet laureate Stacy Dyson, author of Lovely and Suffering and Follow Me On This, joins me to talk about her journey from polite, if occasionally snarky, poetess, to the phenomenal force to be reckoned with she has finally allowed herself to inhabit. Learn more at: https://saintwinterraines.com/ Highlight Reel: 2:00 - Getting loud & effective 9:00 - The little things that get us through 11:00 - With right comes responsibility 15:30 - Breonna's Song 20:00 - If you don't see color, you don't see me 35:00 - Nobody wants your qualified apology Watch the video: https://youtu.be/ndPs_D-79t8 Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/get-loud-effective-w-stacy-dyson
September 09, 2021
Build Resourceful Resilience w/ Shenira Billups
Nobody asks for their struggles. The world wasn't clamoring for a global pandemic, just like this week's guest was in no way hoping to end up parenting her special needs child alone and balancing that with a busy clinical psychology practice in the midst of said pandemic. But here we are. And Shenira Billups (@mgihllc), Licensed Clinical Psychologist and founder of Mental Growth & Internal Healing LLC (https://www.mentalgrowthinternalhealing.com/), regards those struggles as teachers, here to help her grow stronger, gain more resilience, and become the spiritual warrior she is always in the process of becoming. What did you learn from Professor 2020? What will you do with that new wisdom, and those new skills and abilities? Highlight Reel: 1:30 - When resources aren't shared 9:50 - Finding balance and strength 11:00 - Professor 2020: tough but effective 17:50 - Humility and empathy 21:30 - Rock bottom 30:00 - Good grief Watch the video: https://youtu.be/CPMIwklSX8o Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/build-resourceful-resilience-w--shenira-billups
September 02, 2021
Transform Your Bad Days Into Good Jokes w/ Jennifer Mason
What do you do when you're painfully shy and terrified of public speaking? Start doing stand-up comedy, of course! At least that's what this week's guest, Jennifer Mason (@JenXComedy) decided to do. And what happened next will inspire you to laughter, or possibly tears, and maybe even to try your hand at the next open mic... Highlight Reel: 2:30 - Menopause: when women get funny 6:00 - Too soon? 9:30 - Build your courage muscles 13:00 - Finding your funny 14:00 - Bad choices make good comedy 18:30 - Comedy doesn't have to be mean (even to yourself!) 21:00 - A comedy of misunderstandings 39:00 - The Hot Flash Learn more at: https://jenxcomedy.com/ Watch the video: https://youtu.be/ogL4PULNZT8 Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/transform-your-bad-days-into-good-jokes-w--jennifer-mason
August 26, 2021
Get Out of Debt Mindset w/ Aimee Cerka
It's hard to feel valuable when you're in the red, but focusing on paying down your debt may be keeping you stuck in a vicious cycle. Money Confidence Coach Aimee Cerka (@aimeecerka) is here to help you gain solid footing, raise your net worth, and start creating value for yourself and your family with confidence. Highlight Reel: 1:30 - The Wake-Up Call 9:30 - Why you should stop focusing on debt reduction 15:00 - Time isn't money 16:00 - 3 ways to increase your net worth 19:30 - Stop chasing money, start creating value 22:00 - You are valuable! Watch the video: https://youtu.be/HbsqFyj27gA Read the Transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/get-out-of-debt-mindset-w--aimee-cerka
August 19, 2021
The Rapture of Rupture w/ Devika Dey
They say every cloud has a silver lining, but sometimes that lining is pure gold. After her toxic, arranged marriage ended, Devika Dey became a relationship coach, helping women build resilience and move on from tough break-ups. But in 2020, she had a breakdownthrough that showed her the bigger picture of how her guilt, shame, and fear were affecting not just her sense of worthiness in relationships, but in her career as well. Now she helps women apply that same resilience to leadership, so they can thrive across all areas of their lives. Highlight Reel: 3:00 - A toxic arranged marriage 7:10 - 2020, the ultimate break-up 12:00 - Professional toxicity 18:30 - The gift of rupture 19:00 - The same inner voice runs every show 28:30 - Bad things aren't always bad 32:00 - Surfing the seas of grief Watch the video: https://youtu.be/fJx7nU8SQok Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/the-rapture-of-rupture-w--devika-dey
August 12, 2021
Everybody's Got a Story w/ Theresa Francomacaro
What story are you telling yourself about where you’re going? We’ve all had a big reminder that life is precious and fleeting - are you putting your energy into work you really care about? Today, accomplished storyteller Theresa Francomacro (Why Story Works) is here to ask the question, ‘What are you waiting for?’ Highlight Reel 1:60 Why Story Works 4:10 Humility & Trust in 2020 8:30 What are you waiting for? 12:40 It’s hard to invest in yourself (or There are no guarantees) 16:30 Being a continuous, lifelong learner 24:10 A Pocket-Day 27:40 5 Neurological Mind-Shifts (of F-L-L-E-A) 32:40 Serenity, wonder, play 38:30 Alliances and bridges Watch the video: https://youtu.be/JB-8Y1SXESo Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/everybody-s-got-a-story-w--theresa-francomacaro
August 05, 2021
It's About TIME For Sepsis Awareness w/ Katy Grainger
Imagine you notice a small, purplish bump on your thumb. Seems like no big deal but, just in case, you go to an urgent care clinic to get it checked out. They give you some ointment, and some antibiotics, and send you home. Thirty-six hours later, your body, and your life, are completely unrecognizable. Today’s guest, Katy Grainger barely survived her horrifying brush with sepsis, and wants to make sure everyone out there knows the signs and symptoms to look for. It could save the life and/or limbs of someone you love! For more information, visit https://www.sepsis.org/ Highlight Reel: 3:00 The mysterious purple bump 4:20 Temperature 5:00 Infection 5:30 Memory/Mental decline 9:00 Extremely ill 11:00 Septic shock 12:30 Unrecognizable 15:00 Saved life, lost limbs 25:30 The power of sharing her story 30:20 Rainbow light and an ideal world 35:00 Sepsis alliance: sepsis.org Watch the video: https://youtu.be/AuXxO_G8jTA Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/it-s-about-time-for-sepsis-awareness-w--katy-grainger
July 29, 2021
Ready for Inspiration w/ Pierce Duncan
So often our natural creativity is hijacked by the daily grind. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Musician and creator Pierce Duncan (@pierceduncandotnet) joins us today to talk about making a place for creativity, being there when inspiration shows up, and how to be a prolific creator. Highlight Reel 2:00 Creative sacrifices 6:30 Growing up anxious 11:20 A devotional practice 15:20 Creativity and depression 20:40 All of a sudden, there’s time 24:20 Ready for inspiration 28:20 Having an outlet 34:40 Everyone is a creator 36:00 Income security supports creativity (or Universal Basic Income) 39:00 Everything you want to be true Watch the video: https://youtu.be/ZqtpkZJA0UE Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/ready-for-inspiration-w--pierce-duncan
July 22, 2021
Your Voice Has Value w/ Sierra Melcher
Your story can empower people, but only if they encounter it. All too often, women's voices never make it through the publishing gauntlet to connect with their intended audience. But Sierra Melcher is changing all that. By creating a system to help women find their voices, support the writing process, and navigate publishing logistics, her women-only publishing house, Red Thread Publishing, is transforming women with powerful messages into published authors. Join us as Sierra reinvents publishing for a pandemic-altered and support-starved world. Highlight Reel 1:10 The missing voices 7:00 The Pandemic Incubator 14:20 Break-down-through 18:10 Swim toward the fear 25:10 The logistics of writing and publishing 32:40 Navigating the emotional arc 41:00 The messy middle 42:50 Visualize the perfect retreat Watch the video: https://youtu.be/DTRnGrDTbY4 Read the Transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/your-voice-has-value-w--sierra-melcher
July 15, 2021
How Ideas Spread w/ Rachel LeWitt
In 2020, COVID-19 wasn't the only thing spreading around the world. Ideas, symbols, information, and misinformation about the virus were also spreading like wildfire, and causing massive division among populations. Today's guest, Rachel LeWitt (@w3tbl4nk3t), is here to unpack the ways we decide which ideas to accept, which to reject, and which to pass along to others. Highlight Reel: 1:30 - The ever-morphing symbol of the mask 9:00 - How ideas spread 12:30 - The role of personal experience 16:30 - Social trust & empathy 19:25 - Tracking trust 20:40 - How mistrust spreads 27:50 - Faith & hope: kissing cousins 32:30 - Good & evil 34:00 - Intuition & taboo beliefs 41:00 - Critical thinking & finding reliable sources 50:00 - Ideas can change the world Watch the video: https://youtu.be/vsmJSi3v1a4 Read the Transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/how-ideas-spread-w-rachel-lewitt
July 10, 2021
The Power of Song w/ Lowry Olafson
Music is magic. The right song can take you out of your head, change your mood, change your attitude, and change your expectations. Lowry Olafson (powersongs.ca) joins us today to share how, when an affirmation just isn’t enough, a personal Power Song can change your life. Highlight Reel 0:40 What’s a Power Song? 6:10 Discard limitations 9:15 Flow and curiosity 14:00 I wanted to be a singer 19:50 Find the challenge you enjoy 26:00 External motivation vs. Internal motivation 29:40 Shift from guilt to gratitude 35:00 Give yourself permission 41:10 Everything you deeply desire Watch the video: https://youtu.be/4gdRkHHvDgk Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/the-power-of-song-w-lowry-olafson
July 01, 2021
Make Friends With Failure, w/ Utkarsh Saraswat
Failure. It's the thing we all love to fear. But as today's guest, Utkarsh Saraswat (@sillyworldpodcast) discovered, failure is an important part of the creative process, and can lead you to major breakthroughs. Highlight Reel: 2:00 - Fear of failure 4:20 - Failure is a prerequisite for innovation 7:00 - When failure drags your life into a nightmare 21:00 - Holi relief 24:00 - Lockdown to the rescue! Watch the video: https://youtu.be/cuC_fN1MSFc Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/make-friends-with-failure-w--utkarsh-saraswat
June 24, 2021
Come Down From the Corporate Ledge w/ Simon Stephen
Have you ever thought you were on top of the world, only to discover you were actually teetering on the edge of self-destruction? By all outward appearances, Simon Stephen (@intorcida) was winning at corporate life. But when he found himself leaning out the window of a 10th floor London hotel room, he realized just how far he was from his own definition of success. Highlight Reel: 0:45 Corporate Stress 2:00 You'll never know what hit you 4:00 Are you in an abusive relationship with your career? 12:00 On the ledge 15:00 Your possessions won't save you 17:00 Taming the monster within 22:00 Listening to the tough-love feedback 26:00 Untwisting 37:00 Signs of burnout 43:30 The smell of happiness Watch the video: https://youtu.be/6419LOObBWk Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/come-down-from-the-corporate-ledge-w-simon-stephen
June 17, 2021
Adventure Is Always Around the Corner w/ Olivia Meighan
Opportunities for adventure are all around us. Will you heed the call? Today we are joined by Olivia Meighan, host of The Irish Survival Podcast (@the_Irish_survival_podcast) and lover of the natural world. 13-year-old Olivia wasn’t thrilled about the idea of being locked inside during the Coronavirus pandemic. Little did she know it would launch her on a whole new kind of adventure! She’s here to remind you that you’re never too young, or too old, to leverage your unique voice to create value in the world. Highlight Reel 1:40 The Irish Survival Podcast 3:00 Sitting around the campfire 5:40 Treat wildlife like people 7:10 Mastering 2020 online tech 8:10 The outdoors is great craic 8:50 You won’t know if you don’t try 12:00 Visualize your ideal world 16:20 Limitless possibilities Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/adventure-is-always-around-the-corner-w--olivia-meighan
June 10, 2021
All Creatures Great & Small w/ Kristen Joy
How much consideration do you give to what goes into your body and how it got there? In today’s episode, Kristen Joy (@VoluptuousLife) shares with us her journey of getting back into balance with nature, self-healing, self-discovery, and self-advocacy through nutrition. Highlight Reel 1:00 - Getting back into balance with the animal kingdom 3:30 - The segregation of Earthlings 7:00 - The power of nutrition 15:00 - Cleaning up our act 21:30 - Finding our balance 24:00 - What’s right for YOU? 25:50 - When confrontation doesn’t go as expected 29:00 - Planting the seed as teacher/student 30:00 - Be your own health advocate 38:30 - A magical, perfect world 41:40 - A little miracle Watch the video: https://youtu.be/sUZfWarxACQ Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/all-creatures-great-small-w-kristen-joy
June 03, 2021
Trust Yourself w/ Colleen Mitchell
Your big decisions should be made by one person: you. Colleen Mitchell (@InspiredForward), a type 1 diabetic, joins us today to discuss how listening to her own body and doing her own research gave her control over her blood sugar levels. Whether it’s public speaking, getting your message out, or defending your health, Colleen is here to tell you why your choices should never be left up to other people. Highlight Reel 0:30 Type 1 and Type 2 1:30 Fear of public speaking 13:40 Everyone has a message 16:40 Carbs and diabetes 23:40 The processed food industry 30:20 Make your own decisions 35:10 An ideal situation 41:40 Question everything 42:40 Testing for diabetes Watch the video: https://youtu.be/Fp7nm6rAl6U Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/trust-yourself-w-colleen-mitchell
May 27, 2021
Never, Ever Give Up Hope w/ Carol Graham
“Never give up hope.” You hear this encouraging adage all the time, but what does it really mean to be in a situation that feels genuinely hopeless and STILL refuse to allow despair to win? Today we meet a woman who’s been given every reason in the world to give up hope: Carol Graham. She’s here to remind you that you can get through anything--anything!--with attitude, hope and humor. Highlight Reel 3:20 Covid was a blessing 6:00 Laugh when there’s nothing to laugh about 8:40 Never give up 11:40 The Lesson of the Puppy 18:00 When there’s no end in sight 20:00 Being Thankful In Advance 22:40 Living without fear 32:30 The Helmet of Hope 35:50 Standing on a stage 39:10 No limitations Watch the video: https://youtu.be/urnNGrTnoF0 Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/blog
May 20, 2021
Examining Class(room) Injustice w/ Adela Scotland
We may all be in the same storm, but we’re not all in the same boat. The ongoing global impacts of COVID are still unfolding, and the stories of the hardest hit simply aren’t being told in the mainstream media. But some brave souls are not just speaking out, they’re fighting back. 18 year old Adela Scotland (@infinite_adela) joins us today to talk about her justice campaign for the students of the Caribbean (#JusticeForCAPE_2020) whose graduation grades and university hopes were dashed by a still-unexplained decision by the CXC examination board. Please note: Due to technical limitations on Adela’s end, the audio quality of this episode is quite poor. We’ve done our best to clean it up, and provided a full transcript here to help clarify her message, which we felt was important enough to use this audio, regardless. We hope you agree. Highlight Reel 1:10 Our 2020 nightmare 7:00 Just deal with it 11:00 Lives were changed forever 16:40 A bit of a perfectionist 18:20 The ideal, perfect school system 26:50 How can people help? 29:20 Class difference 31:00 Don’t give up hope
May 13, 2021
Spin a Challenge Into Gold w/ Rhianna Basore
We’ve all heard the fairytale where a princess spins straw into gold - ready to meet the princess? When the mess that was 2020 upended the grand plans of celebrated actor and director Rhianna Basore (@selftrustfund), she didn’t throw herself a pity party. Instead, she transformed limitation into imagination. The results exceeded everyone’s expectations. Highlight Reel 1:30 The bottom drops out 6:00 There’s magic here 8:30 Creativity through constraint 10:00 Telling my personal story 12:30 Follow your fun 14:50 Creativity as a life-force 17:30 Trust the timing of the universe 21:30 Everything you wish is true 28:20 Faith, trust, flow Watch the video: https://youtu.be/jWkOCoWTkP0 Read the transcript: https://thatsaloud.com/blog Learn more: https://selftrustfund.com/
May 06, 2021
Sneak Preview of Season 4: 2020 Hindsight
2020, the year of clear vision. It was the year when so many things that had fallen off our collective radar suddenly came into sharp view. When the curtains were pulled back, and we were able to see things as they really are, for better or for worse. Last year changed so many things, for so many people, that we'll be telling the stories for generations to come. But while they're still fresh, I've dedicated an entire season to helping people share their transformative tales of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is just a sampling of what's to come. 2:20 - Rihanna Basore (@selftrustfund): A transformative year 18:50 - Adela Scotland (@Infinite_adela): Justice for CAPE 6:40 - Simon Stephen (@intorcida): Surviving corporate stress 7:35 - Olivia Meighan (@The_Irish_Survival_Podcast): Start a podcast! 8:10 - Colleen Mitchell (@Inspiredforward): Speak out 9:50 - Utkarsh Saraswat (@sillysworldpodcast): The gift of down-time 10:40 - Sierra Melcher (@integralwomenmentoring): The gift of limitations 12:40 - Pierce Duncan (@pierceduncandotnet): The gift of not being in control 13:40 - Rachel LeWitt: (@w3tbl4nk3t): The spread of symbolic ideas 14:00 - Katy Grainger (@katygrainger): The gift of purpose 15:00 - Theresa Francomacaro (whystoryworks.com): The power of story 16:35 - Lowry Olafson (powersongs.ca): The power of song 18:20 - Kristen Joy (@voluptuouslife): Planting a seed 20:25 - Carol Graham: Never, ever give up hope Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/a-sneak-preview-of-season-4-2020-hindsight
April 29, 2021
Season 3 Highlight Reel
I'm always telling my clients to celebrate their victories. To take a moment at the end of a cycle to look back on just how far they've come and how much they've grown. So, now that I've wrapped the third(!) season of That's Aloud, I decided to take my own advice. Before diving into Season 4: 2020 Hindsight, which debuts on Thursday May 6th, I took the time to think back on this incredible journey, and share a few moments that have stayed with me. This is by no means the "best of" season 3--that would be a completely different collection depending on who put it together. In fact, I would love to hear what YOUR highlight reel would have included. If you leave me a voice message with your biggest take-away from season 3 I'll include it in next week's episode, which will be a sneak preview of what's to come in season 4!
April 22, 2021
Adopting Your True Self w/ Sarah Wong
For Sarah Wong (@metamorphosis101), the most difficult part of being adopted was finding herself. The journey led her through change after change, not just to her view of herself but her view of her place in the world. Join us on this, our final episode of season 3, to hear how finding your truth, finding your core values, finding your place in the world can make you the true leader of your life. Highlight Reel: 00:30 The story of adoption 3:30 Adopted from birth (I didn’t realize how important it was) 8:20 The forbidden door 16:50 Adopted family’s feelings 22:40 Kicking out fear 25:20 Validate yourself 27:30 Navigating from core values 30:10 A little time travel (or The pomegranate tree) Watch the video Read the transcript
April 15, 2021
Perfectly Imperfect w/ Laurie McDonald
Have you ever had an experience so jarring you could barely make sense of it, let alone heal from it? Today’s guest, Laurie McDonald (@LaurieIsTrueYou), helps people process those experiences for a living, and she’s here to explain how reaching for a deeper understanding of love and fear will give you tools that can not only change the past and the future, but put the future of the multiverse into perspective. Join us as we explore the possibilities of fourth-dimensional expanded consciousness! Highlight Reel 1:00 The walking wounded 3:50 Journey into trauma 6:10 Extra-normal realities 12:30 Finding the temple 19:20 Mastering love and fear 21:20 Learning how to create the world 25:30 Fourth-dimensional consciousness 30:50 A glimpse into ascension Watch the video Read the transcript
April 08, 2021
Awakening African Feminism w/ Amanda Marufu
In the ingrained patriarchal societies of Africa, where does feminism begin? It begins when women look around and say, “This is wrong,” and decide to stand up and make change happen. Today we are joined by one of those brave, badass women, African feminist Amanda Marufu, sharing her story of awakening, healing, bravery, and helping others create an equitable world. Highlight Reel: 1:00 Putting African women in control of their story 2:30 Living as ‘Lesser-Than’ 6:40 Abuse and oppression goes deep 9:30 Women are the resource 11:30 Unpacking and healing 16:00 Taking a stand 18:40 How men benefit from feminism 22:10 Shame does not define us 24:30 Educating parents, girls, AND boys 27:20 Five truths 29:30 The blue bird flies Watch the video: https://youtu.be/-M5aroM_eBw Read the transcript (with pics!): https://www.thatsaloud.com/blog
April 01, 2021
Teatersport på Kapitolium (Swedish translation of "Mmm, Peachy! A Capitol Theatre Sports Review")
What do you do when the world stops making sense? You stop taking it seriously, that's what. I'm tickled pink to announce that after three successful satirical collaborations, my dear friend and colleague Dr. Ottiliana Rolandsson and I have decided to give those creations their very own venue. Stay tuned for details! In the meantime, please enjoy what will likely be the last of these cross-cultural creations here on That's Aloud, Ottiliana's delightful Swedish rendition of "Mmm, Peachy! A Capitol Theatre Sports Review."
March 29, 2021
You Are the Golden Child w/ Trish Lechman
Wherever we fall in our family structure, we often feel like the forgotten “middle child,” forever pining for acceptance and validation. But the truth is, every one of us is a golden child, and we don’t need anyone’s permission to shine! Today’s guest, Trish Lechman (@trishlechman) shows us how shedding light on our darkest times is the key to gaining resilience, shedding our limiting beliefs, and becoming the person we truly wish to be. Highlight Reel: 0:10 - Resilience: the antidote to all misery? 2:00 - We are all the golden child 3:00 - Stepping out of the limiting mindset matrix 8:45 - You don’t need permission to shine 12:00 - Exiting toxic situations 15:20 - All about resilience 25:00 - How to change the past 28:00 - Trish builds a bridge to her ideal world Watch the Video: https://youtu.be/PuHN-6MZe2U Or you can read the full transcript, plus images, on the That's Aloud blog, as always! And please remember to rate, review, and subscribe to the That's Aloud Podcast. It makes a huge difference!
March 25, 2021
Going All-In w/ Joe & Julia Langton
Success is never guaranteed. But if you never even try going after what you really want, you’re pretty well guaranteed never to get it. Today, Joe and Julia Langton, the father-daughter team behind the podcast Automating Success, are here to tell you not to listen to the people you say you can’t do it. Join us to explore how, if you find your passion and run with it, truly go all-in, doors will open up and you will succeed. Highlight Reel: 1:40 Automating Success 3:30 The person I am today 12:40 A bad communicator 18:20 Don’t tell me I can’t do it 21:40 Finding your superpower 24:50 Going with your gut 29:30 Do it all-in! 35:10 Julia’s perfect world 44:20 Joe’s perfect world Watch the video: https://youtu.be/B9jloNI6g1I Or read the transcript (with pics!) on the That's Aloud blog, as always.
March 18, 2021
How To Be a Muse
I often describe myself as "a muse with follow-through." But what do I mean when I call myself--or any human, for that matter--a muse? What does it mean to deliberately act as an intermediary between the mysterious forces of inspiration and creators (ourselves included)? To go from incidental inspirer to intentional creation coach? I fervently believe that anyone can be a muse. Listen to find out how! Prefer a written version? You can find one here, on the That's Aloud blog. Happy musing!
March 14, 2021
How To Be Present w/ Dr. Dorote Weyers-Lucci
We’d all love to live in the moment, but it’s never as easy as we’d like. Happily, there are hacks! Join us today as Dr. Dorote Weyers-Lucci shares with us the power of immersive experience, the importance of ritual, and even some technical fixes to offer ourselves the ultimate present: the present! Highlight Reel: 0:30 Transformation through immersive experience 4:50 The immersion tech-hack 9:30 Non-digital immersive experience 14:40 Ritual experience 20:10 Be in the present moment 24:10 Duality and Individuality 29:20 Survival-entrenched thinking 34:40 Cooperative Play 41:20 Whatever resonates Watch the video: https://youtu.be/7nskAdpZy40 Read the transcript (including an image of the beautiful convergence of the Rhone and Arve rivers, as discussed at 25:08): https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/how-to-be-present-w--dr-dorote-weyers-lucci
March 11, 2021
Still Life With No Apologies w/ Simply Speaks
We’re all so busy. We fill up our days, almost as if we’re afraid of what might happen if we dare to stop for a minute. But if you set aside the busy-busy and allow yourself to be truly still, you may find an authentic self that’s been there all along, waiting for you to be still and stop apologizing for simply being you. Join us as today’s guest, Simply Speaks, introduces us to the idea that stillness and resilience can give you things you never imagined could be yours. Highlight Reel 0:30 The idea of resilience 3:00 Growing out of your lane 6:00 Tapping into the spirit 8:50 What am I supposed to be? 10:50 Where you came from 15:30 Allow your authentic self to evolve 20:00 Being of service Watch the video: https://youtu.be/TL9ARIlNpx4 Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/still-life-with-no-apologies-w--simply-speaks
March 04, 2021
From Victim to Victor w/ Kawan Glover, Serial Overcomer
Imagine you’re a successful athlete in the prime of your life. Now imagine you have a massive stroke, and several brain surgeries, followed by years of speech therapy, slow healing, and recovery. Would you throw yourself a pity party? Sink into a comfortable rut and stay there? Or would you become a serial overcomer and dedicate your life to helping others take control of their mindset and become the hero of their own story? Kawan Glover, author of Favor, How Stroke Struggle and Surgery Helped Me Find My Life's Purpose, chose the latter path. And that’s made all the difference. Highlight Reel 0:10 - Born on December 25th 1:10 - The stroke of destiny 2:15 - The siren song of depression 4:20 - From victimhood to victory 5:15 - It isn’t your fault, but it is your responsibility 9:00 - Clearing the internal hurdles 10:40 - Making friends with death 11:15 - A foundation of gratitude 12:00 - Kawan Glover, serial overcomer 14:30 - Be the hero of your own story 16:30 - Every misstep is a lesson, not a loss 17:30 - Hurry up and slow down 18:45 - Repeatable results 22:41 - The ideal scene Watch the video: https://youtu.be/hAH_MSq-FTQ Read the transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/from-victim-to-victor-w-kawan-glover-serial-overcomer
February 25, 2021
The Creation Game, w/ HiRa Hosen
All of us carry our own pain, and most of us don’t know what to do with it. Wouldn’t you love to be able to set it down? Today’s guest, HiRa Hosen (tantraoftheheart.com), explains how, by holding space for pain and truly observing it, we can dissolve it. And if we can see the emptiness at the center of pain, then creation will be the new game. Highlight Reel 3:00 The continuous unfolding of perfection 5:20 Seeding planet Earth 9:40 A beautiful collaboration 13:10 What do you do with the suffering of the world? 15:00 The birth journey 23:10 Holding space for pain 31:40 How to hold that space 38:00 The planet has magically opened up 41:50 Creation is the new game Watch the Video: https://youtu.be/EXb2ggp545I Read the Transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/the-creation-game-w-hira-hosen
February 18, 2021
Love in the Time of COVID w/ Sarah D. Weaver
From singles who feel isolated and frustrated by the challenges of online dating, to couples quarantined together and struggling to keep the spark alive, the COVID pandemic has come with its fair share of love-related challenges. Today I’m joined by nomadic real estate investor and sexy single lady, Sarah Weaver (@SarahDWeaver) to bring you some stellar tools, mindset shifts, and attitude adjustments to help you bring back that lovin’ feelin’, regardless of your relationship status. Highlight Reel: 0:30 - Dating during COVID 2:17 - The upsides of online dating 8:00 - How not to waste anyone’s time (especially yours) 11:30 - The yes and no list 18:00 - Become someone you would want to date 22:00 - Make room for YOU 27:50 - Be transparent about your agenda 30:00 - Invest in yourself 32:00 - Step into your ideal partnership NOW 35:00 - Life is hard, relationships don’t have to be 38:00 - How to make love last Watch the Video: https://youtu.be/nyfnt_EkNO0 Read the Transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/love-in-the-time-of-covid-w--sarah-d-weaver
February 14, 2021
You Can Choose Happiness w/ Dawn Super
When you suffer from chronic illness, you can feel trapped, constricted, defeated, and exhausted. These are feelings many of us are familiar with during quarantine or suffering through COVID, though for most that experience is temporary rather than a lifelong reality. Today’s guest, Dawn Super, is here to tell you that you can choose happiness in the face of whatever you may be suffering through, that by listening to your body and creating real boundaries, you can change your experience. Highlight Reel: 0:25 Eliminating the not-okay 7:10 Sleep: The brain’s administrative assistant 12:40 Self-care is my side-hustle 18:30 New symptoms all the time 24:00 Choosing joy when you’re in pain 29:20 Getting right in your head 42:00 Quieting your mind 46:10 The Maui dream Watch the video: https://youtu.be/X7asrly8Xy4 Read the Transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/you-can-choose-happiness-w-dawn-super
February 11, 2021
Lead With Emotional Intelligence w/ Pete Perkins-Hurd
Many of us want to be the kind of leader who inspires, maybe even transforms, those around us. Emotional intelligence differences and learning differences make the leadership journey different for every person. But one thing that’s true for everyone is that your personal growth doesn’t have a stopping point. Join us today as Pete Perkins-Hurd examines the direct link between emotional intelligence and effective leadership. Highlight Reel: 0:10 We are misunderstood 9:30 You have no idea what other people are battling 11:00 Emotional intelligence 17:30 Learning and teaching 21:30 Leadership 23:50 Everything you desire has come to pass 29:00 Stay true and keep going Watch the video: https://youtu.be/64wwiuKMq-4 Read the Transcript: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/lead-with-emotional-intelligence-w--pete-perkins-hurd
February 04, 2021
Your Gifts Are Yours Alone to Give
Why is it so hard to recognize and appreciate our greatest gifts? Why does it feel so awkward to give them away? And what happens when we don't? This quick bonus episode is here to remind you that your gifts are yours alone. So if you're not giving them away, the world isn't getting them.
February 03, 2021
Installation i en Nation (Swedish translation of Inauguration Nation)
The Snarky Swede returns! Dr. Ottiliana Rolandsson is back to lend her vocal talents to our collaborative review of the Bye-Don inauguration, Inauguration Nation in her native Swedish. Link to the printed version in Alba Nu forthcoming!
February 03, 2021
On the Other Side of Fear w/ Teri Karjala
Are you an Adventurista? If not, why not? Today’s guest, Transformational Life Strategist and host of Talking With Teri, Teri Karjala, shares the secrets of her heroine's journey from painfully shy, scared-of-the-world kid to the successful life coach, motivational speaker, and thrill-seeking cheerleader she is today. Highlight Reel: 2:30 - No isn’t the end of the conversation, it’s the beginning of negotiation 4:30 - Stay curious 5:00 - Tradition: a set of solutions for which we’ve forgotten the problems 6:30 - Why mindset is everything 10:30 - Overcoming shyness 14:30 - Emotions: your inner guidance system 15:00 - The Adventurista 20:00 - Trusting her gut 22:00 - Trusting the process 25:30 - Exercising in the brain gym 32:40 - Teri’s happy place 40:30 - Free mindset event Feb 2 2021 Watch the video: https://youtu.be/pEl2ld-_urA
January 31, 2021
Beyond QAnon: Life After a Cult w/ Jessie Shedden
Working up the courage to leave a cult is hard enough, but rebuilding yourself and your life afterward can be even harder. Join us today as former cult member Jessie Shedden, author of Tomorrow's Not Promised, joins us to talk about how to re-make your life with trust, love, and respect, as well as how to help and support those who show signs of wanting to make a change. It’s not an easy road, but the lessons are priceless. Beyond QAnon Highlights: 0:00 Deprogramming QAnon 4:30 Choosing bloodshed 8:30 The Storm never came 9:50 How can we help? 16:00 QAnon is not over Breaking Free Highlights: 0:50 Growing up in a cult 11:20 Denied the power of choice 16:00 Trust, love, and respect 27:10 Laying down boundaries 31:00 Magic wands and meditations Watch the video: https://youtu.be/CUhJ_merxA0 Or you can read the full transcript on the That's Aloud blog!
January 28, 2021
Inauguration Nation: A review
Two self-appointed critics of the theatre of life, Dr. Adrienne MacIain and Dr. Ottiliana Rolandsson, share their satirical take on the ByeDon Inauguration. Find the written version here: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/inauguration-nation-a-review
January 27, 2021
You Don't Have To Be a One Woman Show, w/ Pamela Slim
We all know the story about the bootstrappin' entrepreneur who succeeds on their own, with no help from anyone, and so many of us have been frustrated trying to build our business lives around that model. What if there was another story, one that encourages collaboration and celebrates reaching out to help and be helped? Wouldn’t that be more fun? Less stressful? Less scary? Award-winning author and business consultant Pamela Slim joins us today with real-world experience and real-world advice that can change your business and your community for the better. Highlight Reel: 0:50 - Small business collaboration 6:20 - Control in a corporate environment 11:10 - Connecting to growth 18:40 - Empire Culture 22:30 - Surfing the fear 26:50 - When you’re writing a book... 34:20 - Finding the fit 40:20 - Doing your part 40:44 - I’m gonna wave my magic wand Watch the video: https://youtu.be/62cOLeIo2kk Or you can read the full transcript on the That's Aloud blog!
January 21, 2021
Kuppförsöket - en recension (Swedish adaptation of Attempted Coup: a Review), by Ottiliana Rolandsson
I can think of few greater compliments than to be asked, "May I translate your work into my language?" So when my dear friend and colleague Dr. Ottiliana Rolandsson asked me if she could translate my essay Attempted Coup: A Review into Swedish for publication in Sweden, I was tickled pink! In true Ottiliana fashion, however, she went above and beyond my expectations by recording an absolutely delightful reading of her version to share with both her audience and mine. So here, without further ado, is Kuppförsöket - en recension, read by the author. Enjoy!
January 19, 2021
Attempted Coup: A Review
Like a lot of people, I wasn't quite sure how to process or respond to the events of January 6th, 2021. That is, until Mike Marlow summed up my feelings perfectly by writing on Facebook, "This is without a doubt the shittiest production of Les Mis I have ever seen." I decided to take the idea that life had transformed into bad theatre and run with it, publishing a tongue-in-cheek "review" of the attempted coup. And then, it went viral (in a good way, not like the 'rona). It's now been translated into foreign languages and has brought my lil' ol' website more traffic than it saw in all of 2020 combined. You can find the original here: https://www.thatsaloud.com/post/attempted-coup-a-review Enjoy!
January 15, 2021
Reclaim Your Energetic Sovereignty w/ Aja Love
Have you ever wondered if you are an empath? Well today’s guest, multidimensionalu.com founder Aja Love, believes that not only is every person an empath, they are also a fractal, multi-dimensional being capable of transforming reality. Join us to learn how a shift of perspective can shift your life! Highlight Reel: 00:60 Energetic sovereignty for empaths 09:20 Getting the magic back 14:00 Adult-onset awakening and Old Souls 21:30 Psychic hygiene 25:50 Amazing metaphysical abilities 29:50 Everything is as it should be 35:00 Tools and touchstones 36:30 Mindfully changing the past 39:30 Uproot yourself Watch the video: https://youtu.be/E6yytP-vZDc Or you can read the full transcript on the That's Aloud blog!
January 14, 2021
Out of the Familiar Zone, Into Desire w/ Sierra Melcher
The “comfort zone” is rarely actually comfortable. Frankly it’s just familiar. But how do we step out of what we know and into what we truly desire when change is scary and growth often hurts? Join us today as Sierra Melcher, whose powerful (free!) weeklong workshop “Discovery Thyself” is now in session, shares how to step out of the familiar zone and into your ideal future. Highlight Reel: 4:00 How change really happens 9:30 Start where you are 16:30 Get good at being bad 24:40 Grounding, Aligning, and Agency 38:50 I have just granted all your wishes 44:40 Identity integration 50:00 Writing our own story Watch the video: https://youtu.be/MnkZlM8B-zA Or you can read the full transcript on the That's Aloud blog!
January 07, 2021
Just Keep Going w/ Anne Livingston
Improbable is not impossible, but many of us give up on our dreams before we’ve even given them a fair shot. Join us today as Anne Livingston, better known as Anne the Nomad, shares how the transformational power of letting go of everyone else’s rules and refusing to give up can lead you to a life that is truly, authentically yours. As we ring in the new year, now is a great time to deliberately choose what to leave behind and what to create in the year to come. My theme words for 2021 are: create, collaborate, give, and thrive. Who will YOU be, and what will you create this year? Highlight Reel: 3:00 Separation 6:00 Initiation 10:50 Moms need to hear this 12:00 Self-Awareness is the first step 13:50 Cultivating Self-Curiosity 17:00 Go back to your child-self 18:50 All your dreams have come true 24:10 Let go of everyone else’s rules 31:40 Just keep going Watch the video: https://youtu.be/Vv8NEYa905Y Or you can read the full transcript on the That's Aloud blog!
December 31, 2020
Healed by Faith w/ Victoria Davis
Happy Boxing Day everyone! To help you through your Holidaze (you know, that time between Christmas and New Years when you have no idea what day it is, what time it is, or how many cookies you've consumed), here's a bonus episode with wellness coach Victoria Davis (https://victoriapdavis.com). If you've ever felt unworthy, trapped, or ashamed of your physical condition (no matter how perfectly you were performing your "health"), this is the episode for you. May it bring you true healing and genuine wellness! Highlight reel: 2:40 - Addicted to health 12:20 - Healed by faith 19:55 - All about boundaries 25:48 - Reconciliation 50:00 - You haven't missed it Watch the video: https://youtu.be/5KB_nlRVjO8 Or you can read the full transcript on the That's Aloud blog!
December 26, 2020
Welcome to the Age of Aquarius w/ Tam Veilleux
"This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius" - for real this time! This new age promises unprecedented harmony and connection for those who are awake, aware, and willing to do the work of fully understanding themselves and their connection to the universe. Today on this much-needed holiday, astrologer and energy psychologist, Tam Veilleux is here to help you understand your own role in the grand awakening that has already begun. Highlight Reel: 0:50 The story of astrology 5:50 What your chart can tell you 11:00 The Age of Aquarius 14:10 Visioning Your Values 19:50 It’s not just your sun sign! 25:20 Envisioning the Age of Aquarius 30:10 The Foundational Decade 35:10 All that ultimately matters Watch the video: https://youtu.be/_Fhtb9I7Xyw Or you can read the full transcript on the That's Aloud blog!
December 24, 2020
Energy is Money w/ Melissa Mosher
Does it spark joy? Does it spark coin? These are the questions Support Savvy Ninja Melissa Mosher (@supportsavvy) recommends you ask yourself to decide whether or not something is worth your precious energy. Every yes is a no to something else, and we tend to undervalue our own joy, so today, on my 45th birthday (!), I hereby challenge you to schedule more play time into your life! Highlight Reel: 1:50 - The age of story 3:30 - When the universe takes all your excuses away 5:00 - A bad case of the shoulds 7:00 - The big push 9:00 - Energy is everything 11:30 - Triage & prioritize 13:40 - Don't confuse process w/ task 14:30 - The project management mindset 17:50 - Does it spark joy? Does it spark coin? 20:00 - You are not special enough to be the worst at what you do 21:40 - Why we undervalue joy 24:00 - An introvert with people problems 43:00 - You may not be steering, but you're still driving 44:00 - YOU are a creator! 53:00 - Why you should prioritize play 57:20 - "Game over" - when Melissa almost died an icy death 1:03:00 - At the core of core desired feelings Watch the video: https://youtu.be/CAUayR2ffPU Or you can read the full transcript on the That's Aloud blog!
December 17, 2020
You Can Only Fail If You Give Up w/ Richard Midson
It’s amazing what you can do if you don’t listen to the people who say you can’t do it. Guided by a desire to tell people’s stories, this week’s guest, Richard Midson (https://richardmidson.com/), takes us through his remarkable journey into the world of radio journalism, politics, and beyond, and shows us what you can do when you tune out the nay-sayers and tune into your own frequency. Highlight Reel: 1:40 To hell with it - I achieve things 5:00 I have got to start listening to myself 9:00 What you can do if you try 16:00 Finding your real work 22:00 You don’t have to agree with someone to want to understand them 31:00 Journalism is not a job, it’s a lifestyle 33:30 There’s no failure, only feedback 30:00 More people need to be heard 42:30 All your dreams have come true Watch the video: https://youtu.be/fmJrgqcKZ-4 Or you can read the full transcript on the That's Aloud blog!
December 10, 2020
Trust In Your Heart w/ Ana Levin
Focusing on our heads and ignoring our hearts has left so many of us unhappy and unfulfilled, wondering why our choices don’t make us feel good. Waking up to your heart center can lead to powerful and fulfilling life changes. Join us today as Ana Laura Levin guides us toward trusting our hearts. Highlight Reel: 0:30 Getting to know my heart 5:30 Amethyst and Obsidian 7:00 I wonder what living would be like? 14:20 Not valuing the message 17:00 Energized by the work of your heart 20:30 Trust the power of your heart 23:40 Just be 27:20 All your wishes have been granted 34:00 It’s okay not to know what you want 39:50 Trusting the journey 42:50 Be quiet Watch the video: https://youtu.be/uICrsM_smz8 Or you can read the full transcript on the That's Aloud blog!
December 03, 2020
Reclaim Your Power w/ Dominique D. Devereaux
How can you reclaim your power as a human? What if you’ve been part of a marginalized minority for generations? Is it possible to redirect your own life to a place of happiness when so many external factors are working against you? Join us as this week’s guest, Dominique D. Devereaux (@i.b.loud) of Loptr Lab open source interactive media studio, gives us her unique perspective on how to take your power back and redirect your life to where you really want to be. Highlight Reel: 1:20 Making people feel they’re not alone 6:20 Everyone is facing the same hard questions 11:30 We gave our power away 20:00 You don’t want Gaia to clean up your mess 22:20 Where to put our collective focus 26:30 Doable Wealth 30:10 All your dreams have just come true 33:40 Let me show you the planet 35:40 Technology is a tool, people! 40:30 If you’re gonna dream, dream big Watch the video: https://youtu.be/3mh6BNWUIys Or you can read the full transcript on the That's Aloud blog!
November 26, 2020
My Deal With God w/ Steve Super
Have you ever sunk so low that you had nothing but your very soul left to lose? If so, you have something in common with today's guest, Steve Super. Steve thought everyone was his best friend when he was a well-to-do CEO, but when he lost everything and found himself out on the streets, he soon discovered that his only real friend was God. So he decided to make a deal with his one true friend... Highlight Reel: 0:30 - To dream the American Dream 0:50 - From CEO to Homeless 4:30 - Success at any cost 7:00 - Yom Kippur & the birthday bargain 11:00 - Helping makes you stronger 16:00 - No magical solutions, just one very practical one 17:30 - Home sweet homeless in L.A. 22:30 - Nothing left to lose 29:50 - You teach people how to treat you 34:50 - Save yourself first 36:30 - The secret to a happy marriage 39:20 - Why the poor give more 46:00 - Aloha! 48:10 - Compassionate Credit Repair Watch the video: https://youtu.be/lOJB6p_UtaI Or you can read the full transcript on the That's Aloud blog!
November 19, 2020
Shifting Gears w/ Richard Haiduck
The only constant is change. We will all go through many transitions in the course of our lives, and one we're all likely to go through eventually is retirement. Author Richard Haiduck interviewed 50 baby boomers about stepping over the "retired" threshold for his book, Shifting Gears (available for purchase as of today!), and he's here to recount some of the incredible stories they shared with him, as well as reflecting on his own journey in collecting these precious oral histories. Highlight Reel: 0:55 - The call to writing 3:00 - The art of shutting up and listening 5:00 - Climb every mountain (even after double hip and knee replacements) 7:30 - Sometimes you get a do-over 8:45 - When it wasn't okay to be gay 11:20 - Trillium awakening 15:00 - I once was blind... 16:00 - Lifelong friends preparing for death 22:10 - Your clock is ticking Watch the video: https://youtu.be/lmS6UeOsMHA
November 17, 2020
What Your Body is Trying to Tell You w/ Ria Rustagi
We know that feeling is healing. But what happens when you've become so adept at avoiding your emotions that you have a hard time making sense of the signals your body is sending? Can neurofeedback aid the mind-body connection and lead to greater self-awareness? This week’s guest, Neuphony co-founder Ria Rustagi, shares how technological advances in the field of emotional awareness can lead to better emotional acceptance. Highlight Reel: 0:40 Starting a business as an introvert 2:20 The entrepreneurship hat 6:50 Better communication through COVID 09:10 Becoming the best version of yourself 10:20 Creating a variable neurofeedback device 12:30 Identifying the feedback loop 15:30 Controlling the feedback loop 21:10 Awareness and acceptance 22:30 All your dreams have come true 26:50 A true story of service 30:20 Committing to your passion Watch the video: https://youtu.be/U-PaoDH1IQ0 Or you can read the full transcript on the That's Aloud blog!
November 12, 2020
You Are the Author of Your Story w/ Jenni Harris
Have you ever heard yelling and crying from next door, and then seen a little girl run out into the street in her pajamas to call the police from a pay phone? Today’s guest, Jenni Harris, was that little girl. She joins us today to discuss the surprising path and remarkable skills revealed through repetitive trauma. Sharing our survival stories is not just therapeutic for us, it can help give someone else the hope and coping tools they need to make it through. Could your story help save lives? Find out: www.thatsaloud.com 2:10 A Retreat From Domestic Violence 6:10 The Path Into Policing 8:30 Breaking the Cycle of Abuse 11:30 Women Were Property 13:40 The Day Change Began 17:30 Shame Has Blocked This Story 21:00 Trauma-Revealed Superpowers 25:50 Telling the Survival Story 27:50 You Are the Author of Your Own Story 30:30 All Your Dreams Have Come True 36:10 A Business of Nutrition 40:00 Permission to Leave a Place of Pain Watch the video: https://youtu.be/ytQaTq5_Ous Or you can read the full transcript on the That's Aloud blog!
November 05, 2020
The Story We Tell Ourselves About Each Other, Election Day Bonus w/ Nselaa Ward, Juris Doctor
When you see people protesting for a cause, or rallying behind a slogan, you may think you know what it means, or what they stand for. But unless you reach out to have a real conversation with an actual person about it, what you're really doing is telling yourself a story about them. A story that is largely constructed by the media and may or may not reflect their reality. Joining me for this special election day bonus episode is Madam Nselaa Ward, a former attorney and prominent figure in the National Organization for Women as well as the Black Lives Matter movement. Let the dialogue begin! Highlight Reel: 0:50 - The story the world isn't getting: what are all these protests about?? 1:20 - The power of finally having your story heard and believed 5:20 - How the #metoo movement and the BLM movements overlap 7:15 - Can all lives matter if black lives don't matter? 12:45 - Defusing the fear 17:30 - Getting to know each other as humans 18:30 - Filling in the blanks with bias 20:00 - Fear is easier to control than love 22:30 - Why are so many white people buying guns?? 24:15 - What the media told you about the CHAZ/CHOP is wrong 25:40 - What does "defund the police" really mean? 26:11 - Why we need to demilitarize our police force 29:00 - Envisioning a new way of policing communities 34:40 - Start conversations with people who don't look like you Watch the video: https://youtu.be/fJfZvGtVaQU Or you can read the full transcript on the That's Aloud blog!
November 03, 2020
Nothing Held Back w/ Dr. Ottiliana Rolandsson
Some sessions are just so overwhelmingly powerful, I can't wait to share them, and I jump the proverbial line to bring them to you right away. This is one such episode. May it break you open the way it did both of us. Happy Halloween, Samhain, All Hallows Eve, Dia de Los Muertos, etc.! The veil is thin my friends, and it's a good time to get in touch with the multitude of diverse energies that live within us and flow through and around us, today and every day. On this extra special episode, my dear friend and colleague Dr. Ottilana Rolandsson joins me to discuss the practice of respecting diversity, both within ourselves and in the world around us, and learning to hear and speak the language of the soul. Neither of us could have predicted, however, where that discussion would lead us in the end! Highlight Reel: 1:00 - Venturing into uncharted territory 2:40 - The power of embracing diversity, without and within 3:00 - Lead with pride 10:40 - Give your ego to the trashman 12:40 - You don't have to limit yourself to fit a niche 15:20 - Embracing the fullness of you 17:40 - Ottiliana's journey as an artist 25:50 - Leaving yourself to find yourself 29:15 - The spiral back to the root of it all: storytelling 30:10 - Ottiliana opens up to giving the world her true gifts 33:00 - Nothing held back 41:30 - The veil is thin Watch the video: https://youtu.be/9QrEQo-GUlo Or you can read the full transcript on the That's Aloud blog!
October 31, 2020
Embrace Your Story w/ Jacqueline Pena
Can you ever really move forward if you can’t claim your own story? How does your story impact the stories of others? Today’s guest, Jacqueline Pena, shares not only her own story of triumph over the trauma of growing up with an alcoholic parent, but how to use your story to examine your past, understand your relationships, and choose your future. Highlight Reel: 1:40 A Dominican Woman With an Alcoholic Parent 4:10 Where Does the Story Begin? 8:50 This Is My Father 10:30 Alcohol and Mental Health 12:10 This Is All I Can Stand 13:00 You Can’t Fix It Because It’s Not You 16:10 How Did I Get to This Place? 23:00 Bringing My Father to Miami 27:30 What Blocked This Story? 29:30 Empowerment Through Storytelling 34:50 How Stories Lead to Forgiveness Watch the video: https://youtu.be/iclajvFTeXo Or you can read the full transcript on the That's Aloud blog!
October 29, 2020
Fear is a Liar w/ Michelle Anhang
Picture this: For over 10 years, you’ve been lying to everyone - friends, family, coworkers, everyone. It’s hard and it’s heavy, telling the lie over and over, and feeling guilty about it every day. And now you want to stop. But how? Listen as grief coach and aspiring author Michelle Anhang tells us all about what didn’t happen when she finally released the terrible truth. And don't miss the incredible moment of pure synchronicity at the end, where Michelle and I discover we are the solution to each other's problem! Highlight Reel: 1:10 Let’s talk about loss 6:00 Life after loss 7:10 How do we explain a suicide? 8:20 Finding the courage to tell the truth 12:10 The turning point 13:30 “I can’t live like this” 18:00 The story of freedom 18:30 The things you did right 19:50 Who needs to hear this story? 22:30 Ending the stigma around mental health 26:20 Make the decision and do it 26:50 The magic of allowing in a future story that is possible, not probable Watch the video: https://youtu.be/8L6HUDjRa8Y Or you can read the full transcript on the That's Aloud blog!
October 22, 2020
The Child Who Just Wanted to Play w/ Aleksandra Pinteric
Bravery isn't always running headlong into battle or slaying a dragon. Sometimes bravery is staying loyal to your joy, despite all the voices--internal and external--telling you not to. Aleksandra Pinteric, aka Alex Pin, helps children and adults alike to take charge of their emotional wellness and bravely choose joy, even when their "badger" is acting up, and on today's episode, she's here to help you do the same! HIGHLIGHT REEL: 0:55 - Story power 1:20 - How to teach kids about energy and emotional wellness 2:00 - "Mommy, there's a voice inside me telling me I'm not a good boy." 3:30 - "You're like a devil." 6:00 - Self-programming 8:50 - Everyone has a badger 16:20 - The girl who just wanted to play like other kids 19:15 - It's okay to wish 22:30 - Help your flower bloom 22:50 - Honesty 26:20 - Alex's ideal life 27:10 - It's gonna be a great breakfast! 31:40 - Faith & trust 32:00 - Bravery 3:20 - Surrender Watch it on video! https://youtu.be/1v7jQxcE7Wo
October 15, 2020
Be Intense About Your Healing w/ Amy Rahe
Imposter syndrome is one thing, but what if your entire personality felt inauthentic? Like your whole life was a masquerade, and you could never be completely honest with anyone around you, even the people you know would understand? That's what this week's guest, Amy Rahe, felt like up until recently. Listen as she shares the dark secrets of her past, the ongoing struggles of her present, and the glorious, light-filled space that is her future. HIGHLIGHT REEL: 5:30 - The cover story 7:10 - Incarceration (not recommended) 10:30 - Personality imposter syndrome 11:15 - "You don't belong anywhere good." 12:45 - Heroin addiction (REALLY not recommended) 14:00 - The universe will conspire to help you change once you realize that's what needs to happen 17:50 - EMDR Therapy and the mind/body connection 21:20 - The release 25:28 - Be stubborn and self-full about your healing process 26:40 - A new journey: Amy's next chapter Watch it on video! https://youtu.be/Y0ecmyDUnCI
October 08, 2020
Stories are Magic
"Why do you do what you do? What was the inspiration behind it?" I get asked these questions a lot, so I decided to go ahead and answer them, Story Whisperer style. This bonus episode is a throwback to my season one storytelling format, a narrative form "about me" for the podcast, and a fun foray into my mischievous past as a compulsive exaggerator. Oh, and to celebrate the spookiest season of all, there's a little witchcraft, a lot of magic, and even an inter-dimensional portal involved. Enjoy!
October 03, 2020
Keeping Joy at the Core of Success w/ Syed S. Karhani
You are one commitment away from the life you truly want--a life that is successful by YOUR definition, and nobody else's; a life that brings you joy, happiness, and all of your core desired feelings. But the first step is, of course, the hardest. Today's guest, Syed S. Karhani, is here to share with you what that first step is, and why so many of us struggle with it. HIGHLIGHT REEL: 0:40 - Success is not success without happiness 3:00 - The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte 4:50 - Fear of weakness, fear of authority, fear of self 8:50 - Believing is seeing 9:15 - The Indian Training Company 12:00 - The secret to success 14:00 - Cultural bias in context 21:15 - We are the hero of our own story--and the villain, and everything else 23:50 - Is there a "real you"? 24:55 - The first step to changing your life 25:45 - Imposter syndrome & the mentality of The Fool 31:10 - The key to relationship success 33:40 - Interrogating cultural norms & standards 40:40 - Thrive where you're at 43:45 - 1 commitment away Watch it on video! https://youtu.be/kGGNmrcTlTg
October 01, 2020
Holy Synchronicity! - Season 3 Teaser-Trailer
Have you ever had one of those moments where you feel the final puzzle piece fall into place, and suddenly, BAM! There's the full picture, in all its technicolor glory? That's what happened when I decided to to take things one step further in season three and help people tell the next chapter of their story, the story that's going to take them exactly where they want to be. I hoped it would kick things up a notch, but I could never have imagined where it would take me, and my guests -- even in just the first few episodes! Listen to find out why I'm convinced that I've discovered the missing ingredient that's going to take me, That's Aloud, and all of you, dear listeners, to the next level.
September 24, 2020
Flip the Script on Generational Patterns w/ Dawn Long
How do you break the cycle of generational abuse? Dawn Long, host of the Unstoppable Leadership podcast, is here to help you let the skeletons out of your family closet, find forgiveness, be a beacon of light for others, and know that you are loved. I hope you enjoy this, the final episode of season 2. Please come back October 1st to find out how I'm taking story coaching one step further in season 3! Highlight Reel 1:20 - Christmastown USA 2:10 - Shame thrives in darkness 4:30 - Science of the mind 5:30 - They were only 8 years old 6:00 - Perpetuating the generational pattern of abuse 10:00 - Telling your story turns the tide 13:00 - The problem with locking up sick people 18:30 - How to reduce crime 22:50 - The road to here 24:55 - Judge not 28:00 - Finding forgiveness 31:00 - You are loved, and deserve love 36:00 - Follow the trail of breadcrumbs back to YOU Watch it on video! https://youtu.be/c2mvWZBjlaw
September 17, 2020
Things That Keep You Up At Night w/ Joel Nest
We all have different gifts. Some have the gift of empathy, and other have the gift of objectivity. Today's guest, Joel Nest, host of the Ruck Up and Debunking Conspiracy Theories podcasts, has the latter. If he didn't, there's no way he could do what he does as a security contractor working in some of the world's most dangerous places. Highlight Reel: 1:30 - Survival as recreation 4:00 - Finding himself 8:00 - Becoming a paramilitary security contractor 11:00 - Feeling more at home abroad 11:30 - The African boy 14:50 - The problem with well-meaning white people 15:30 - Why security? 19:10 - Joe's moral code 20:40 - Making the impossible choices 29:00 - Mental control 32:00 - Learning to put your oxygen mask on first 37:00 - Emotional responsibility 42:40 - The gift of detachment Watch it on video: https://youtu.be/RAejjkeluDE
September 10, 2020
Becoming a Mermaid w/ Arien Smith
Trauma is powerful stuff. It does strange and surprising things to our memories, and can help us discover abilities we didn't know we had until we needed them. Trauma, however, is not a radioactive spider. It doesn't actually *give* us these superpowers, it merely sets the stage for us to discover them. Listen as Arien Smith, founder of Uncover Your Joy, shares a story so incredible even he has trouble wrapping his brain around it (a very common feeling among survivors), and offers insight after actionable insight for survivors who are ready to become thrivers. Highlight Reel: 2:00 - The parts of the story Arien rarely tells, and why 2:50 - Sex trafficking is happening right under your nose 5:00 - Confronting the weird shit 6:00 - The magical realism of trauma processing 12:00 - Trauma bonding, codependence, & addiction 16:00 - If it weren't for your maturity, none of this would have happened 19:00 - Existing for someone else's pleasure 19:15 - Near Death Experiences and grieving for yourself 24:00 - Maybe I'll become a mermaid 25:25 - Superpowers & trauma 35:00 - You don't have to recapture every memory to heal 36:00 - Validate your experience 48:00 - You will find your path through this Watch it on video! https://youtu.be/WHyvowxpPdY
September 03, 2020
You Have No Power Over Me w/ Janine Purdy-Salmon
Have you ever gotten back in touch with an old friend from high school, only to discover that the two of you had lived eerily parallel lives? That's what happened to Janine and I when she read my book, Melting Ivory, and decided it was time to share the story not even her family has heard. Highlight Reel: 0:50 - If the trolls hate it, you know you've made it 6:00 - Daddy issues 8:30 - Giving back by working as a trauma counselor 9:10 - Janine's dream: to be a doctor 12:15 - The green-eyed monster 13:03 - Pregnant at 17 17:30 - Verbal abuse 17:10 - The second child arrives 19:50 - Stockholm syndrome 22:50 - I just don't care anymore 24:50 - That's gonna be me 25:45 - You have no power over me 28:20 - Don't hurt mommy! 30:30 - Rediscovering yourself 33:00 - Sunlight: the best disinfectant 35:45 - Letting go of the anger 40:00 - You can't fix anyone, and no one can fix you 42:00 - Avoiding the double-down 46:30 - Nobody else gets a vote 49:20 - No one is ever stuck Watch it on video! https://youtu.be/SxxhaHYyG60
August 27, 2020
Wanted All Along w/ Unique'Ka
Picture this: you grew up in foster care after your father gave you away, telling you your mother never wanted you and she had no living family. But just LAST WEEK, you learned that it was all a lie. You were wanted all along. That's what happened to today's guest, Unique'Ka, queen of self-reinvention and author of The Glow Up. Listen to hear her incredible journey from outcast to leader. Highlight Reel: 1:05 - Unique'Ka's terrible and wonderful discovery 2:00 - Family re-found 3:20 - The Documentary: The Glow-Up 4:00 - The mother of all searches 5:00 - An outcast 5:30 - A sense of belonging 6:00 - She didn't know her own story 6:40 - Discovering she was wanted all along 7:40 - Self-transformation 8:30 - Practicing forgiveness 9:30 - The thing Unique'Ka has a hard time forgiving 11:30 - How do you get to forgiveness? 12:00 - Wanting answers 12:45 - You can't go skipping steps 13:40 - Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die 14:40 - Don't lose hope 16:00 - The power of sharing your story 17:15 - Tools for self-reinvention 17:30 - Mindset and paradigm shifts 20:00 - If it's not working for you, change it! 21:45 - The fast cash trap 27:00 - You can succeed from right where you're at. Start now!
August 20, 2020
The Only Way Out is Through w/ Yannick Taylor
It's hard enough growing up black in this country. But layer on top of that being born into a body that doesn't reflect your gender identity or sexual orientation, and you've got yourself a recipe for a heaping helping of shame and blame. So it's no wonder Yannick Taylor, a.k.a. The Priestess (@CWTPriestess), found it challenging to speak out or find help when she found herself in an abusive relationship. To save you the same heartache she suffered, she's sharing her most actionable tips, tricks, and tools for working through the emotional hurricane of leaving an abusive relationship and the recovery process that follows. Highlight Reel: 0:40 - Conversations with the priestess 3:30 - Multidimensional code switching 5:00 - When "the one" has a dark side 6:00 - The one-two punch of shame and blame 8:30 - The emotional cut is the deepest 10:45 - In the eye of the storm 12:15 - The mind/body connection 13:30 - Coping tools for PTSD 15:30 - Tryna scare 'em off 18:00 - When to disclose medical info 20:00 - Taking off the (metaphorical) mask 21:30 - The main message: don't let your feelings hold you back from doing the right thing 22:20 - The best breakup conversation is NO breakup conversation 23:45 - Don't complain, don't explain 26:00 - The difference between a boundary and an ultimatum 27:45 - The cycle of justification 29:45 - You gotta get a new game 31:00 - Find your closure alone 32:00 - Good grief 36:00 - Get curious, get compassionate 37:00 - Creating a self-care routine that works for YOU
August 13, 2020
Leap and the Universe Will Catch You w/ Dr. Denise Ritter-Berardini
It takes two to stay, but only one to walk away. Dr. Denise Ritter-Berardini, voice and performance coach and podcast hostess, learned this lesson the hard way when she packed up her kids and drove away from her first husband, a closeted alcoholic who drank away their family home. Listen to her incredible story of faith, family, and resilience, and get inspired to take your own leap of faith. As long as you're doing it for the right reasons, the universe WILL catch you. Highlight Reel: 1:15 - Why podcasts are wonderful 1:50 - Life with a closeted alcoholic 2:30 - The preacher's daughter, all grown up 3:00 - The truth will set you free 3:30 - Why we tell ourselves a "safer story" than the truth 4:00 - How have you hid this for so long? 4:30 - Children are often our wake-up call 6:15 - You're not staying "for the kids" 9:30 - Losing it all to gain freedom 10:40 - The big nudge from the universe 12:20 - "Camping" in the van 12:50 - The big reveal 14:12 - The universe knows what it's doing 24:25 - The moment we let go of what we think we want is the moment we get what we need 30:30 - Making the choice to walk away 34:00 - The danger of enabling (aka managing) someone else's addiction 37:00 - The escalation of abuse 38:40 - How to prevent the double-down when supporting someone in an abusive situation 40:20 - Take the leap; the universe will catch you!
August 06, 2020
Tune Into Your Own Frequency w/ Justin Rambo
In today's world, we are constantly bombarded by media. We spend our downtime consuming other people's creative and intellectual output, from entertainment to social media to subtle advertising we're of which we're only peripherally aware. The messages we receive from outside ourselves can often convince us that our inner voice is wrong, or irrelevant, or simply not worth listening to, and what we really need is to do more, achieve more, and consume more. Today's guest, Justin Rambo of Versatile Success, took a wild leap of faith and decided to Turn Down the Noise of the outside world to hear his own inner voice. The result was nothing short of transformative. Highlight Reel: 2:30 - Going deeper on Justin's core story 3:55 - 1st grade, where the judgment begins 7:30 - The turning point for Justin 9:10 - The "aha" moment 10:30 - The ongoing fallout of feeling inferior 11:00 - Turning down the noise 14:25 - Getting to flow 16:40 - Embracing neurodiversity: different ways of thinking, learning, and being 23:10 - How the fear of inferiority keeps us from being ourselves 23:50 - Why withholding your gifts is the most selfish thing you can do 27:00 - Do what scares you 29:00 - Start from where you are, and stop comparing your journey 34:40 - The art of the re-frame 42:00 - Justin's mantra 46:45 - The main message: get to know yourself! Watch it on video! https://youtu.be/aOYyGtdgwD0
July 30, 2020
Speaking Out for Silenced Service Members w/ April Joy Brand
The murder of military specialist and sexual assault victim Vanessa Guillen has finally cast a spotlight on what has long been the secret shame of the U.S. Military: rampant sexual assault, and ubiquitous cover-ups. Inspired by Vanessa's story, more and more victims are coming forward to speak their truth and reclaim their power. Today's guest, April Joy Brand, speaks out not only on her own behalf, but on behalf of all the military service members who are still being actively silenced, suppressed, ignored, and overlooked. Highlight Reel: 1:00 - The ubiquity of sexual assault in the military 4:00 - How the military machine discourages victims from speaking out and seeking justice 9:20 - #IAmVanessaGuillen 11:00 - When bullets are treated better than female service members 13:30 - How to be an advocate for yourself and others 17:00 - Some scary stats 18:00 - Educate before you punish 22:00 - Moving toward compassionate victim interviews 30:00 - When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail: the problem of police being in charge of victim advocacy 37:30 - How to show victims you have their back 38:00 - Reward people for doing the right thing 38:50 - Self-reflection as a prerequisite for growth Watch it on video! https://youtu.be/LJ1YXb5zET4
July 23, 2020
Exposing Gynecological History w/ Jada "JC" Brazil
Sometimes the stories that need to be told belong to those who cannot speak for themselves. This week's guest, Jada "JC" Brazil, shares the horrific history behind modern Gynecology, sharing the untold stories of the women whose bodies were used, without their consent, and without anesthesia, as test subjects in the sadistic "medical" experiments of real-life mad doctors J. Marion Sims and Carl Clauberg. Grab a drink, friends. You'll need it.
July 16, 2020
Don't Should On Yourself w/ Tbird Luv
This week the incredible Tbird Luv (https://tbirdluv.com/) is here to help you let go of the expectations that hold you back from finding your why, connecting with your joy, and doing the work that needs to be done to create a better world. Prepare to get fired up and launch yourself headlong into a passion project you didn't know you had until this moment. Highlight Reel: 1:44 - The narrative TBird is NOT engaging in 3:30 - What would love do? 5:00 - What you can do RIGHT NOW to make the world a better place 7:15 - How TBird discovered her purpose 15:00 - An exercise in self-compassion 18:25 - You are not for everyone (and that's great) 21:00 - There's nothing more whole than a broken heart 25:20 - Keep every boundary you need to keep, and break every boundary that needs to be broken 35:30 - The relationship between joy and love 42:00 - Find your WHY Watch it on video! https://youtu.be/-hnzrE2ZP0g
July 09, 2020
Your Pain Is Your Superpower w/ Best-Selling Author Sara Weiss
Sara Weiss, a.k.a. Sass Boss, is the best-selling author of (Not) Born This Way, and refuses to be defined by the box the world keeps trying to put her in. This episode is just non-stop truth bombs and hard-earned wisdom, y'all. Enjoy! 0:50 - The label 4:50 - You hold the magic pen to write your life with 5:30 - Your pain is your superpower 7:30 - Pain avoidance is growth avoidance 8:00 - The worst thing that ever happened to you is the worst thing. Period. 13:00 - Teaching your kids a growth mindset 18:10 - We all operate perfectly. We just need the right recipe. 29:00 - The power of "try this instead" 30:00 - Relationships are everything 37:00 - Opportunity is everywhere 46:00 - Change your perspective, change your life 52:00 - Make friends with your demons
July 02, 2020
Talk To Someone Different Than You w/ Punam Saxena
Open dialogue is one of the most powerful tools we have to forge connections across barriers of all kinds and enhance human understanding, empathy, and cooperation. Punam Saxena, host of the edu-me podcast, shares her experience as an Indian woman growing up in the deep South in the 1970's, and offers practical tips on how to engage people who are different from you in a productive exchange. Spoiler alert: do your research ahead of time! Don't expect people of color to educate you on issues that affect their communities. Highlight Reel: 3:45 - There is no secret. You just do the work. 4:50 - The story Punam has only recently felt comfortable enough to tell 7:00 - The human need to belong 14:00 - Miss Impression, People Appeaser 17:00 - Be the best version of yourself 31:30 - It's not "immigrants." It's brown people. 33:00 - Diversity isn't just about race 34:00 - Don't judge a book by it's cover 38:20 - Love one another, and love God. The end. 41:00 - Practical tips for productive open dialogue with people who are different from you Watch the video! https://youtu.be/FwLX8Ntf4gc
June 25, 2020
Actions Speak Louder Than Words w/ Life Coach Colin C. Thompson
"If we [BIPOC] could have won this battle alone, we would have by now." - Life Coach Colin C. Thompson: https://www.oligye.com/ Your support is needed. But the time for talking is past. Now is the time to take action. https://www.timeout.com/things-to-do/how-to-support-black-lives-matter https://blacklivesmatter.com/resources/ And please, if you don't already, start listening to podcasts by Black people, and especially Black women. It's time for us white folx to sit down, shut up, listen, and learn: https://blog.feedspot.com/black_podcasts/ https://www.flare.com/identity/black-women-podcasts/ https://www.blackenterprise.com/black-women-podcasts-for-2019/ HIGHLIGHT REEL: 2:30 - What everyone needs to know right now 7:00 - The dreaded talk every parent of a black child has to give: how not to get killed by cops 8:00 - Is our system broken? Or is it functioning as intended? 9:30 - Why the George Floyd footage hit America so hard 15:00 - The power of white guilt 16:30 - The story every BIPOC has a version of 27:00 - COPS, Live PD, and subliminal programming 29:00 - What the Black Lives Matter protests have accomplished and what's next 33:30 - Shifting the balance of power by filming white entitlement, manipulation, and brutality 40:20 - Where to start 48:30 - Colin's coaching journey
June 18, 2020
Every Experience Is a Gift w/ Kate Emerald
Everything you experience in life, no matter how painful or difficult, has a gift for you. It may take a while before you can recognize that gift, but there are no exceptions. That's the message Kate Emerald, founder of Life of Emerald and Global Healing Movement 2020 is so committed to spreading that, in this episode, she shares a story she has never before told publicly: the story of the most painful experience of her life, and the incredible gift it ultimately brought her. HIGHLIGHT REEL: 1:30 - Where it all started: 2009 4:00 - Kate discovers that ghosts are real 6:40 - Kate gets called the c-word (crazy) by someone she thought she could trust 9:40 - An angel appears 11:30 - Kate is institutionalized against her will 15:00 - The phoenix rises 17:30 - Kate takes her power back 20:00 - Death is just a deadline so we can get our work done here on Earth 22:40 - Spirituality is REAL 24:28 - Kate's message to younger Kate 25:00 - You are not your experience 27:30 - Not everyone can handle the truth 29:45 - You are the only authority on you 38:00 - Kate discovers her true gift
June 11, 2020
In Her Own Frame: Giving Voice To Victorine w/ author Drema Drudge
You know her as the model from Manet's Olympia, and so many other works of art. But did you know that Victorine Meurent was also a celebrated painter? When author Drema Drudge learned that Victorine was more than just a model, she set out to give voice to this creative visionary so that her legacy would no longer be defined entirely by her image as seen through the eyes of men. And while Drema inspires us to give voice to the voiceless, Victorine reminds us of the importance of living in our own frame, lest we end up living in someone else's. HIGHLIGHT REEL: 1:30 - Victorine Meurent, more than a model 9:00 - Drema's connection to Victorine 10:00 - Get your woo out! 12:00 - All art is collaborative 14:20 - The importance of editing 16:40 - Drema's advice for those who want to write creative non-fiction / historical fiction 20:00 - What artists want 21:30 - How to stop living in someone else's frame 23:00 - Why it's 100% okay to be excited to share your work with the world 24:00 - Where to find Victorine & Drema
June 04, 2020
Broken Pieces Tell Amazing Stories, W/ Daniel Bruce Levin
Every moment of every day, we have direct access to pure grace, boundless love, and ecstatic joy. We can choose to feel, flowing through us, the energy of creation itself. And yet, so often we do not. Why? On this week's podcast, my new best friend Daniel Bruce Levin, author of The Mosaic, and host of The Mosaic podcast, not only answers this question, he offers practical guidance on what to do about it. With the help of some friends he's met along the way (the shaman, the Rabbi, the street artist, the trash man, the gardener, the businessman, the homeless man, and more), he drops some of the most gripping stories and profoundly beautiful insights I've ever had the pleasure of recording. HIGHLIGHT REEL: 1:20 - Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone 2:00 - A tumultuous and beautiful life 3:30 - The one thing EVERYONE wants 11:00 - The magic of masculine and feminine energies in balance 11:50 - The beauty of the blind spot 14:00 - Why we don't just live in a state of grace 24/7 16:00 - How to make room for new energy within yourself 17:50 - A free meditation: The Trash Man 22:40 - What do you do when your work is in service to others, but there are no others? 30:30 - The story of The Gardener 41:00 - Wherever you go, there you are 41:40 - The beauty of the ordinary 43:00 - Meeting The Keeper of The Mosaic 55:00 - A story that will change your life if you let it! Watch the video: https://youtu.be/4ccNVgeRe98
May 28, 2020
Faith, Hope, and Boundaries With Rene Schultz
What would you do if, after dedicating your life to the teachings of Jesus Christ to help cope with childhood physical and sexual abuse, you were excommunicated from your church? Would you, perhaps, develop an addiction or two? Literally claw your own face off? Struggle against a daily urge to end your own life? Understandable. But would you then befriend a psychotic 15 year old girl who tried to murder her mother and, through that unlikely relationship, discover your own self worth? Would you develop your own system to heal from all those layers of trauma and create healthy boundaries for yourself? And would you start teaching that system to suicidal teens, chronic cheaters, addicts, and anyone else who could use a solid sense of self-worth? You would if you were this week's guest, Rene Schultz. To learn more, find Rene on IG: @thatwickedsmahtchick. Highlight Reel: 3:45 Excommunicated! 9:00 Rene hits rock bottom and learns to stop handing people her worth on a silver platter 10:30 Rene discovers that mentoring others can help her heal 12:00 Some tools for healing from trauma and addiction 20:00 Tips on shaping a memoir 21:00 Rene's memoir "Imagine If I Looked Like Me": healing from dysmorphia and low self-image 25:50 Boundaries are FOR you, not against you 26:45 The Respect Test: are they relationship material? 31:00 How the cycle of abuse perpetuates itself, and how to put a stop to it
May 21, 2020
There's Always an Alternative w/ Scott Manduck
What would you do if your spouse was seriously ill, and mainstream medicine was failing them at every turn? If you're anything like this week's guest, Scott Manduck, you'd turn every stone until you got at the root cause and found a viable alternative treatment. Scott's commitment to helping his wife heal and the incredible discoveries they made along the way will BLOW YOUR FREAKING MINDS, yogis. Learn more about Scott and the technology he discovered at essentialvibes.ca, and use the promo code "aloud20" to give it a go at a 20% discount. Highlight Reel: 4:00 The root cause - how our teeth affect our bodies 7:00 The limitations of Western medicine 10:30 Synchronicity: TFW the doctor from the documentary you just watched randomly walks into the office where you happen to be 13:00 The story of Essential Vibes 14:00 The Schumann Resonances 15:00 EMFs, 5G, and how they're affecting our bodies 20:20 How to stop a runny nose using essential oils 24:00 My best friend's chronic illness story 29:00 The Autoimmune Solution by Amy Myers, MD 30:00 Weaning off of high oxalate foods 50:00 What it feels like to find that thing that you know is going to make a massive impact 51:00 How to start healing and take your life back
May 14, 2020
Melting Ivory: Life Happens For You, Not To You
Every so often I realize there's a story *I'm* still not telling. This one was a bit of a doozy. It's taken me two decades and a whole lot of help from my support network to get enough distance on this epic survival story to be able to share it with the world. Melting Ivory chronicles my adventures as a naive Fulbright scholar studying theatre in a country on the brink of civil war, and the far more dangerous romance that resulted. In this bonus episode, I offer a sneak preview of this true tale of personal and political upheaval, love, loss, and liberation. Now available on Kindle, or in paperback.
May 07, 2020
Nourishing Change With Suzanne Carpenter
If you've ever been made to feel like you're taking up too much space, this is the episode for you. Nutritional wellness and conscious eating coach Suzanne Carpenter shares the hero's journey that showed her that change is possible: all you have to do is start. Find out more about Suzanne's "Suz On your Shoulder" (SOS) program to clear up food confusion for good, and sign up for a free 7-day trial on her website: https://carpenterone80.com/ Highlight Reel: 3:00 A quiet eating disorder 8:40 Why extreme diets don't work 10:20 Comparison kills (and mansplaining sucks) 14:00 A handy trick for sloughing off unsolicited commentary 19:00 The secret to success: get comfortable with discomfort, and do the scary thing 24:40 How to build a healthy plate 39:00 Just start! 41ish: BONUS! All about eating your feelings
May 07, 2020
Dance In The Rain w/ Jagrit Sandhu
Have you ever changed the right thing, but for the wrong reasons? Transformed your outsides, only to realize it was your insides that actually needed to change? Sheltered from the storm when you should have been dancing in the rain? Listen to find out what happened when this week's guest, Jag Sandhu, host of the International Connection Podcast, made the decision to stop trying to live up to the expectations of random weeds that popped up around him, and start cultivating a garden of like-minded, positive people instead. Learn more and listen to Jag's inspiring and delightful podcast at https://theinternationalconnection.com/ Highlight Reel: 2:30 Why you should aim to be the dumbest person in the room 4:10 What happens when you change your outsides without changing your insides 11:00 Why relationships are everything 12:50 Can you overcome introversion? 15:20 Measure your life in fun 16:40 People only throw stones at trees that bear fruit (so if the haters are after you, you're doing something right!) 18:00 Jag's life-changing decision 23:00 How to get and keep a mentor 29:50 The GEMS method for navigating difficult conversations 37:30 Jag's #1 tool for mental wellness
April 30, 2020
How To Be "On" With Honesty w/ Kimberley Milousis, Canadian doTERRA Founder
How do you win at Pac-Man? You stop playing the game. Kimberley Milousis is at the top of her game. But for a self-proclaimed growth-addict like her, there's no such thing as "done." Kimberley knows the next level is to start showing her vulnerable side to her team. Together we navigate how to do just that without drowning in insecurity, making anyone else responsible for her feelings, or taking personal drama as an excuse not to show up for those who need her. Highlight Reel: 3:40 Who cheers for the cheerleaders? The fraud complex is forreal, y'all. 8:50 Why ask why? Accepting what is. 9:40 Interrupting the shame cycle 12:00 How to win at the game of life 18:00 How vulnerability begets empathy 21:30 Learning to be "on" with honesty 23:00 Pursue healing - even a great heart surgeon can't perform heart surgery on themself 27:00 What a strength really is (spoiler: it's not just something you're good at) 30:00 The far-reaching impacts of self-talk 33:00 Abundance: it's not about the money 39:20 "Life More Abundantly," Kimberley's holistic abundance course: kimm.me/lma
April 23, 2020
Speaker for the Dead w/ Kristy Sumner
They say dead men tell no tales. But is that really true? This week's guest, Kristy Sumner of Soul Sisters Paranormal, challenges that notion by inviting the spirits of the departed to communicate their untold tales to the world. Her riveting stories of close encounters with the not-quite-crossed-over kind will warm your heart, chill your spine, and make you want to watch some of her amazing videos at https://www.soulsistersparanormal.com/ !
April 16, 2020
Welcome to the Spectrum w/ Emily Wise
Everyone thinks a little differently, but for some folks that difference is... rather pronounced. This week's guest always knew she was not quite in sync with the world around her, but only got an explanation after her daughter was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome a.k.a. Autism Spectrum Disorder. In this episode, you'll learn: - Common "isms" of folks on the spectrum - How to be a great ally - What to do if you think you might be on the spectrum too! Also, be sure to check out Emily's podcast, Bad Clients: https://open.spotify.com/show/3CiilEJPHC8ydBZlUaHf4T
April 09, 2020
Awakening Authenticity w/ Chris Owl
If a god from a religion you know next to nothing about came to you in person to tell you to change your life, would you do it? That's exactly what happened to this week's guest, Chris Owl, host of the belief-expanding podcast "Behind the Grid" and co-founder of Essential Vibes (www.essentialvibes.ca). And this conversation, y'all? Oh. My. Ganesh. Prepare to have your mind blown, and to learn: - A meditation to increase cooperation between the two hemispheres of the brain, offered to Chris by the guardian angel he conjured out of sheer boredom while deep in meditation @ 15:25 - The value of authenticity and making peace with being a work in progress @ 36:00 - An exercise to help you stay in alignment with your values (taught to me by real-life angel Amarynn Marya Rose) @ 37:57 - The proper (ritual) use of alcohol @ 1:00:14 And so much more. I hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed recording it!
April 02, 2020
How Not to Be a Bully w/ Erika Roddick
This is Erika Roddick. She's a beautiful, vibrant, single woman who also happens to have alopecia, an autoimmune condition that makes her hairless from head to toe. Despite her confident demeanor, she is deeply affected (as we all are) by the nasty comments, horrified stares, and insensitive behavior of those she comes into contact with. Bullying, as it turns out, isn't just for school kids any more. But happily Erika is here to help us all out with some highly actionable tips on how to treat those who are different from us. Learn more at: https://alopeciaalliance.wordpress.com/ https://linktr.ee/thatsaloud
March 26, 2020
The Forgotten Art of Grief w/ Best-Selling Author Ali Zakarya
If your book hit the best seller list, as did Ali Zakarya's book "The Forgotten Art of Happiness - 52 Ideas That Will Change Your Life," you'd be pretty happy, right? But what if, on the same day your book was published, your beloved father had a stroke? That's exactly what happened to this week's guest, and he quickly discovered that emotions like sadness, grief, and fear often end up on the cutting room floor of public life so that nobody knew he was suffering. As Ali puts it: "It's not as happy as it looks." Buy the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Forgotten-Art-Happiness-Ideas-Change/dp/172456062X https://linktr.ee/thatsaloud
March 19, 2020
Come Out Of Hiding W/Out Breaking Quarantine!
On this bonus episode of That's Aloud, fan favorite Willow Bradner (The Accidental Psychic) and I offer tips on: - Staying aligned, pushing boundaries, and living out loud, despite all the pressure (within and without) to stay in hiding (2:50) - Staying sane and handling triggers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic (13:00) - How to get the most out of your social media socializing (17:05) Love one another fiercely (from a safe distance)! Watch the video! https://youtu.be/7KVjyAnJvAY
March 18, 2020
Your Story Starts Here w/ Jodi Borrelli
Just about all of us know someone who’s been affected by the opioid crisis. Maybe someone you care about. Maybe you. Either way, the infamous “Ulta Thief,” Jodi Borrelli, is here to spread hope by sharing her remarkable story of recovery and rebirth. In this episode, you will learn how to: - Help a loved one through recovery (without enabling addictive behavior) - Create a new story for yourself that’s NOT about addiction or trauma - Start where you’re at, have gratitude for what IS, and focus on what’s in front of you - Find a new groove, and a new game to enjoy!
March 12, 2020
Straight Up Give Yourself Grace w/ Brandee Melcher
We’re all a bit off-center, but for this week’s guest, that crookedness was quite literal, right up until she realized she didn’t have to hold onto that story any more. Brandee’s incredible story of triumph over childhood abuse reminds us to be kind not only to each other, but to ourselves, and to the wounded inner children we all carry around with us.
March 05, 2020
Overcoming addiction: the mind-body connection w/ James Hamilton Healy
Truth always comes from within. But it can be awfully hard to hear that truth when it's being drowned out by the pangs of addiction. There are plenty of great tools and programs out there to help you overcome addictive patterns, but there is no magic bullet, no one-size-fits-all solution that works for everyone, every time. Some folks find sobriety in a twelve step group, others on a yoga mat or in a wood shop. This week's guest, James Hamilton Healy, is a storyteller who believes in the mind-body connection, and whose recovery story doesn't quite fit the standard narrative.
February 27, 2020
Why Doesn't Love Stay? w/ Stephanie Scherr
In honor of Valentine's Day, my dear friend Stephanie and I tackle the age-old question: Why doesn't love stay? Have you ever been with someone and thought you had a great thing going, only to have them suddenly and inexplicably pull the plug? Have you ever been madly in love with someone and then a couple of years later realize the pilot light of your passion has flickered out? Then this episode is for you!
February 20, 2020
The Midlife Renaissance with Sarah Goodenough
Buying a sports car might get you through a midlife crisis, but it won't get you a midlife renaissance. For a new lease on life in middle age, you're going to need to let go of all the external expectations you've been trying to live up to, and finally start being the person you were always meant to be. For this week's guest, that meant destroying everything she had built up to then. But guess what? It was still worth it.
February 14, 2020
Aria Part 2: The Worst Thing I've Ever Done
By popular demand, Miss Aria Vita is back with another confession, and this time it's the VERY WORST THING she has ever done in all her eight years of life. In this episode, you and your kiddos will learn: - Why there's no such thing as "getting away with it" - Why it's better to confess *before* you have to - Why making mischief is often more fun in theory than in practice - How to move on from a friendship that is hurting your integrity... and so much more! Or you can read the full transcript on the That's Aloud blog!
February 06, 2020
Anne And I, Take Two
Sometimes it takes a person you've never met to show you who you are. In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan 27th), I re-recorded one of my favorite pieces from season one: Anne and I. It's important to me to do justice to Anne and her legacy, and it was a great opportunity to take stock of how far I've come since that first recording. Or you can read the full transcript (with pictures!) on the That's Aloud blog!
January 30, 2020
Court Rundell: what if I took nothing seriously?
What would you do if, in the midst of the deepest, darkest depression of your life, plagued by several overlapping illnesses, you started planning out your suicide only to be interrupted by a dead relative telling you "Sorry, you can't die yet because your mission on Earth is not yet complete"? Would you embrace the absurdity of it all and start doing standup comedy? You would if you were the incredible Court Rundell. Learn more at https://courtrundell.com/ Highlight Reel: 5:54 - Not to be polarizing, but like, ghosts are forreal, m'kay? 14:35 - You can't call in sick from being a mom 18:25 - Love is always the answer 18:48 - That time Court's ghost brother-in-law saved her life 28:37 - "You've lived six lives in this lifetime. You have to get through this because you have a mission. You're here for a purpose. And if you kill yourself, you're just going to have to do it all over again." 33:25 - Postpartum can last way longer than you realize 36:35 - "Sleep deprivation is proven to make you insane." 44:18 - Laugher isn't just the best medicine, it's a great diagnostic tool, too 57:24 - The epiphany: "What if I took nothing seriously anymore?" Read the full transcript (plus pics) on the That's Aloud blog!
January 20, 2020
Tools for Mental Wellness w/ Shara Sandusky
What do you do when you're in the grips of a downward emotional spiral? How do you confront the collateral damage post-freakout? What does self-care for mental wellness look like when you've been diagnosed with something as scary-sounding as Borderline Personality Disorder? Get the answers on today's episode, or ask Miss Shara herself at email@example.com. You are not alone! Highlight Reel: 11:08 - What it means to be in "wise mind," and how to get and stay there 14:38 - Why you shouldn't believe everything you think 15:45 - What you resist, persists: radical acceptance as a tool for wellness 18:39 - Finding your reason to change 20:00 - Why it's 100% OK to let relationships end 21:51 - Self care is not cute 24:00 - The Inventory: a powerful tool for self-empowerment and self-responsibility 25:36 - The meaning of life and why middle age is awesome 26:18 - Therapy as medicine 28:57 - A new, more intuitive way to set goals 33:02 - The key to having "the wisdom to know the difference" 35:29 - A simple trick to transform negative self-talk into radical self-acceptance Read the full transcript (plus pics) on the That's Aloud blog!
January 09, 2020
Blair Hopkins, East Village Widow
Author, podcaster, and cheerful nihilist Blair Hopkins navigates grief recovery against the booze-fueled backdrop of Manhattan's East Village. Listen as she wrestles with such universal themes as artistic insecurity (aka The Fraud Complex), dissociation in times of crisis, and the importance of empathy and humor. Highlight Reel: 2:50 - Bar Widows of the East Village 8:52 - Comparison and imposter syndrome: the doom of all artists 11:30 - Stop collecting underpants (aka procrastinating) 12:57 - What it's like to be a widow magnet 14:46 - How 12 step culture taught Blair how NOT to tell a story 16:04 - What it was like to lose Shane (her partner who died) 24:40 - What denial really looks like 27:29 - The virtues of nihilism as a coping mechanism 28:20 - How tragedy amps up empathy 29:31 - Everyone is doing their best with the resources they have 37:14 - None of us are okay. And that's okay. 37:37 - The meaning of life 42:15 - An exercise to help you break through writer's block Read the full transcript (plus pics) on the That's Aloud blog!
January 02, 2020
Know Your Worth w/ Lori Rosolowsky
Advocating for yourself can be hard. This week Lori Rosoloswky of Open Sky Artists and I discuss the challenges of getting fair compensation, especially as women in the arts, and why it's so much easier to advocate for others than for ourselves. Highlight reel: 2:32 - Lori shares her untold story of getting shot down the first time she asked for a raise, and how that affected her sense of self-worth. 12:33 - Adrienne shares *her* untold story of being asked by a boss "What do you REALLY want to do?" and having to confront the true answer. 16:59 - Why it's so much easier to advocate for, and negotiate on behalf of, someone other than ourselves. 23:05 - How to deal with push-back on compensation in client negotiations and stay grounded in your worthiness. 31:36 - Handling the haters is a lifelong battle, but you've got this. Read the full transcript (plus pics) on the That's Aloud blog!
December 26, 2019
Tell the Truth First, Before it Gets Worse w/ Aria Vita MacIain
"Tell the truth first, before it gets worse." This is one of the many remarkable insights my wise-beyond-her-years 8-year-old daughter Aria comes up with in the course of this fun, kid-friendly episode of That's Aloud. Aria's adventures in make-believe and her sincere efforts to come clean to her friends are as relatable as they are touching. Listen to this one with your whole family! Highlight Reel: 2:39 - Aria's confession 3:17 - Things get out of hand 7:10 - Aria comes clean 8:11 - Aria's epiphany: tell them first, before it gets worse 10:17 - The difference between objective truth and emotional truth 11:59 - Taking your own advice is hard 13:52 - How to come clean to someone you care about 16:52 - Intimacy, vulnerability, courage, bravery, and how to find a true friend Read the full transcript (plus pics) on the That's Aloud blog!
December 19, 2019
Your Goals are Valid, with Stacey Sorgen
Have you ever felt pressured to look a certain way, work out a certain way, or adopt fitness goals that weren't really yours? Have you ever been made to feel like your body needs to be modified in order to be acceptable? This week's guest, Stacey Sorgen, is the antidote to all that bullshit. Learn more about Stacey and her ground-breaking gym at http://modbodyfitness.com/ Highlight Reel: 1:42 - Stacey's message to the mainstream wellness and fitness community: healthy isn't about the way you look 5:25 - Stacey opens up about a humiliating visit to a big-box gym that inspired her to create a new kind of gym 8:15 - Stacey calls bullshit on the idea that you have to look a certain way to be a personal trainer 13:39 - Stacey helps a woman with rheumatoid arthritis reach her fitness goals 18:32 - Stacey's recipe for consistency in fitness training 22:18 - The importance of intuition as a trainer, teacher, or coach Read the full transcript (plus pics) on the That's Aloud blog!
December 12, 2019
Willow Bradner, the Accidental Psychic
This week's guest has the rare gift of being completely hilarious and mind-blowingly insightful at the same time. Listen as I help Willow, aka the accidental psychic, navigate her origin story and her message for entrepreneurs: you are your own savior! Find out more at https://www.willowbradner.com/ Highlight Reel: 1:32 - Willow discovers her psychic abilities by accident (on her wedding night)! 5:10 - Willow decides to use her powers to help entrepreneurs (aka True Spiritual Badasses), not just "dial up for the dead." 6:54 - The importance of authenticity in life and business 10:09 - Everybody else's way is not your way 14:44 - Intuitive living requires A LOT of patience, but it's so worth it 21:01 - Going from solopreneuring to SOULopreneuring: don't forget to collaborate! 31:02 - How to avoid gurus and stay in your power Read the full transcript (plus pics) on the That's Aloud blog!
December 05, 2019
Won to Watch Teaser-Trailer
Welcome to the future resistance! A mysterious woman named Won (played by Courtney A. Walsh) has just killed the president. Professor of Abnormal Psychology, Alana McLain (played by me, Adrienne MacIain), has gained exclusive access to Won for a psychological profile of this cold-blooded killer. But as the interviews progress, the distinctions between interviewer and interviewee, sanity and madness, and safety and danger, become irretrievably blurred. What is treason? What is justice? And who watches the watchers? The first episode of this riveting audio drama drops Tuesday December 3rd, subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!
November 30, 2019
Won to Watch, Courtney A. Walsh
Kicking off season 2 is a true spiritual warrior princess: Courtney A. Walsh. Listen as I help the author of Dear Human clarify her next project: our upcoming podcast collaboration, Won to Watch. Learn more about Courtney at facebook.com/loonybus Read the full transcript (plus pics) on the That's Aloud blog!
November 28, 2019
Season 2 Teaser Trailer
How do you begin to tell your truth? What is your story and who is it for? Adrienne, aka The Story Whisperer, is here to help you find answers to all your story-related questions. Listen in as she helps badass entrepreneurs, artists, and individuals of all ages find their authentic voice and give shape to their most important stories.
November 13, 2019
The Misadventures of Mrs Fishbaum
Meet the crazy creation who kept me sane while wading through low milk supply and postpartum depression: Mrs. Fishbaum. You can find more photos and vignettes on my website, www.thatsaloud.com. And don't forget to subscribe! Season 2 drops on Thanksgiving 2019.
November 10, 2019
Our Stepfather's Footsteps
One ghost story, told from three different perspectives: mine, and those of my two sisters.
October 25, 2019
The Devil is in the Details
We all have talents, and shortcomings. I, for example, am really good at telling funny stories about my atrocious baking skills. Warning: do not drink milk while listening to this one. Even if you're eating cake. Read the full transcript (plus pics) on the That's Aloud blog!
September 17, 2019
Miss Impression: People Appeaser
I am the worst kind of people-pleaser. I'm a downright people-appeaser. But I've learned, over time, how to handle the haters. #MessedUpMemoirs Or you can read the full transcript (plus pics) on the That's Aloud blog!
September 06, 2019
Autobiographicover 2: Me And A Knife
The second of my autobiographicovers finds me on the kitchen floor, my life threatened by a knife-wielding maniac (aka my first husband). But I hadn't seen Barbados, so I... [what's the past tense of must?] get out of this.
September 06, 2019
Autobiographicover 1: Shit My Rapist Said
What is an autobiographicover, you ask? Listen, and find out!
September 06, 2019
Authenticity; How I Stopped Doing Stuff I Suck At
If you've ever felt like your unique gifts and talents are not valued in this world, this is the episode for you. Spoiler alert: you are valuable. Exactly as you are. You just need to stop doing stuff you suck at! #UnsolicitedAdvice #MessedUpMemoirs Or you can read the full transcript (plus pics) on the That's Aloud blog!
September 03, 2019
Food Gratitude; How Switzerland Saved My Ass
How is Swiss cheese like a religious experience? They're both holy and can change your life if you let them. This is the story of how a trip to Switzerland helped me recover from an eating disorder and changed my relationship with food, for good. #MessedUpMemoirs #UnsolicitedAdvice Or you can read the full transcript (with pics!) on the That's Aloud blog!
September 03, 2019
Anne And I
Sometimes it takes someone you've never met to show you who you are. #MessedUpMemoirs
September 03, 2019
How I Got Into College
How does a gal with craptastic grades in high school end up graduating from a prestigious liberal arts college (almost) debt-free? Listen to find out! #MessedUpMemoirs #UnsolicitedAdvice Or you can read the full transcript (plus pics) on the That's Aloud blog!
September 03, 2019
Stuff I Leave Off My Resume Part 2
Not attractive enough to be a cocktail waitress, but too attractive to be a belly dancer, apparently. Is there a chart somewhere I can consult to determine the appropriate career path for my level of attractiveness? #MessedUpMemoirs Or you can read the full transcript (plus pics) on the That's Aloud blog!
September 03, 2019
Stuff I Leave Off My Resume Part 1
The stuff that ends up on the cutting room floor is often where the best stories lurk: The odd jobs so odd we don't bring them up in mixed company. #MessedUpMemoirs Or you can read the full transcript (plus pics) on the That's Aloud blog!
September 03, 2019
That's Aloud Podcast Intro
Hi, I'm Adrienne. I tell the stories they told me not to talk about. I hope they make you laugh. And cry. And laugh so hard you cry. And above all I hope they inspire you to live out loud. Because dammit, that's aloud.
August 29, 2019