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this is it actually.

this is it actually.

By jeni b.
the world needs human connection now more than ever & tiia brings people together. through me (host jeni b!) & my guests, tiia tells vast, relatable, heartbreaking, heartwarming, funny, sad & sometimes uncomfortable stories. stories bring people together through shared experience & this is exactly that, actually. they're yours, they're mine... everybody has a story.
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this is MY SECOND ACT actually.
a second act is defined as something a person devotes their life to later in life, after retiring or quitting an original occupation and usually, after a successful career. ok, i think that definition is so limiting! when i typed 'second act' into google, i got a lot of stories about people who were embarking on a second profitable or successful career after already having had one. and listen, there were some great stories, but i'm way more interested in the second act that happens because of a move across country or a reconnection with an old friend or a marriage or a divorce or a right or left turn. cuz every single person has had that kind of second act. sometimes they’re planned but sometimes they completely catch you off guard & the truth is, i don’t think our second act has to automatically come during our second half of life. and my guest stories today actually prove that. with special guests: @mindfulspacebyala, @kasv731, @remmistourac & @janet_mcm @secondactactors. x. follow the podcast on instagram: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
23:05
June 30, 2022
this is REPORT CARD DAY actually.
let’s face it, june is pretty much a write-off when it comes to school. teachers trying to teach, kids muscling through last assignments & quizzes, parents clamouring to make plans for summer so everyone stays sane. there's the summer clothing shop, the locker cleanout, the extra groceries bought... the countdown is on. and all the days lead to the last day when the final bell rings and school’s out for summer and there’s nothing more to do than just be a kid. but on top of a big hill in a little bay town, there was one more thing that had to happen. with special guests: deb, kathy, brian & my brothers, michael & gerry. x. follow the podcast on instagram: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
16:08
June 23, 2022
this is THE THING THAT CHANGED MY LIFE actually.
i'd say that some of the things that have changed my life also get a little twisted up with left or right turns, sliding doors, sometimes regret - it’s a whole cornucopia of feelings and woulda coulda shoulda’s, and the paths that we end up on. if you think about some of the things that have happened to you that you might consider a life-changer, it’s kind of normal to look back on how you got there. if you hadn’t gone to the party or taken that job or you hadn’t caught the subway, would it have ended up happening? i mean, those are big ones and there’s listen, there’s NO answer, but sometimes it’s more about the really small things - like the way you treat a person or the way you’ve been treated. because one small ripple can multiply and can ultimately become a giant wave. with special guests: @livhealthybyjenniferlyall, @themichellewolfe @kamaehamae, @gtayachts & @iambeachan/@sistersinpsychedelics. x. follow the podcast on instagram: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
26:38
June 16, 2022
this is YOUR STORIES actually: HOW TO MAKE THE WORLD BETTER.
so i came up with this brilliant topic idea and then i was like, uh oh. how DO we make the world better?  i mean, not that i thought we were going to solve the centuries old mystery in this particular episode but i wasn’t even sure we'd know where to start. but my guests just went for it & they do not disappoint. want to live in a better world? start here.  with special guests: @jennforgie, @themichellewolfe, @nicole.mccancemethod & @mandeeprai. x. follow the podcast on instagram: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
19:32
June 09, 2022
this is YOUR STORIES actually: REGRET.
regret can be a joykiller – and a non-mover-forwarder in lots of ways. but we all have it. for one thing or many. is there any good that comes from it? i like to think that it's a lesson-giver. acknowledging it, learning from it, but not living with it, may just be the way to go.  today's stories are super relatable.  with special guests: @ospreybeekeeper, @tiffanytrumptherapy, @themichellewolfe & @podcastwithstrangers. x. follow the podcast on instagram: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
21:60
June 02, 2022
this is YOUR STORIES actually: LIFE LESSONS.
i love love love life lessons.  i mean, it kind of makes sense because my whole THIS IS A TIP thing is pretty much based around life lessons & life tips and i inundate you with life quotes on my instagram feed... so, this topic makes sense for a lot of reasons. it's chock a' block with good stuff from fabulous guests - things they've learned personally & things they've been told. i give some tips from a 90 year old, from my dad and i share a recent revelation that kind of blew my own mind. with special guests: @carmelbreathnach, @smileyvivi05, @laurenwalkerlee, @chronically_unshakable & @snackmantha. x. follow the podcast on instagram: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
22:56
May 19, 2022
this is YOUR STORIES actually: WHAT MADE ME.
when we think about what 'made' us - we tend to think BIG. but that's not always the way. it doesn't have to be some giant, in-your-face momentous occasion - sure, it CAN be - but it can also be small subtle things that impact us in a big way. sometimes we may not even notice it, until it's passed. but it plays a part in the US of who we are. life is wild hey? and, as it goes, every story is different & everybody's got one. with special guests: @kimatdiosa, @confidentresilientfearless, @justawholething, @revivefunctionalmed & @anniempiperlou. x. follow the podcast on instagram: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
24:53
May 12, 2022
this is YOUR STORIES actually: CHILDHOOD.
get ready for a lil' 5-parter! this is the first episode in my 5 part mini-series within the podcast called YOUR STORIES. it’s less about me & more about YOU. today we begin with CHILDHOOD. 'cuz it's the one thing we all have in common, right? good, bad, memorable or not, there are stories to be told & nostalgia to be had. i've lined up some of my best storytelling friends & they do not disappoint!  this one's for the kid in all of us.  with very special guests: @thegoodthingspod, @cynthialoyst, @taylorln, @thegiselemishmash & @damhnaitdoylesongs.  x. follow the podcast on instagram: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
23:12
May 05, 2022
this is THE MEN WE LOVE actually.
tiia's podcast statistics:  70% of listeners are women, 28% are men & 2% are non-binary. i'd like to think that a lot of the topics we talk about can resonate with everybody & anybody, but i also acknowledge that we talk about a lot of subjects that maybe are a little bit more female-leaning. i'm a feminist loud and proud & i believe in equal rights for everyone. i think that we live in a patriarchy & i also believe that if women had been in charge from the beginning, it’s very likely there wouldn’t be war aaaand, it's possible, there might be less narcissism roaming around. but that’s for another day. ;) i love men, i have a lot in my life, & today we're gonna' talk about them. the good ones. the important ones. the ones that leave an imprint on our hearts. with special guests: @remmystourac, @natasha.steer, @alexhaids & @rootedandrise. x. follow the podcast on instagram: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
31:41
April 28, 2022
this is NAMES actually.
my birth certificate says 'jennifer' but the only person to call me that was my mom when she was mad. (& that stayed true well into my adult life, actually). i changed the spelling of my name when i was in grade 6, my dad changed his whole last name legally when he was 18 & let's face it, naming our kids can be a stressful & pressure-filled event. today's stories run the gamut! from recycling the family pet's name to facts straight outta' the encyclopedia to embracing the beauty of our uniqueness, it's got it all. the name's the thing on this episode! with special guests: @hockey_snacks, @mabelslabels, @studiofiftysix, @chynikasworld & @dr.mallory. x. follow the podcast on instagram: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
28:31
April 21, 2022
this is ONE LAST WAVE actually. feat DANIEL FISCHER.
dan fischer was heading out on his surfboard, in his regular everyday way, & he decided he wanted to take his dad - who had passed away - with him.  a simple act of remembrance started a wave – literally – of kindness & healing & paying it forward & connection, & it's become bigger than dan ever imagined it would or could. we chat about love & loss & human connection. finding light in dark places. with special guest: @onelastwaveproject. x. find more info at www.onelastwaveproject.com. follow the podcast on instagram @thisisitactually. follow me & the podcast on twitter @jenibesworth.
47:31
April 14, 2022
this is WHEN I WAS A TEEN actually.
being a teen is no picnic but also actually the best. today's stories include: weird teen style, teenage love, teen pregnancy, 80s, 90s & 00s babies & the crystal clear memory of a first not-so-great kiss. it's about to get all teen nostalgic up in here.  with special guests: @momma.barbosa, @_natandjen & @rebeccagarner_author. x. follow the podcast on instagram: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
28:05
April 07, 2022
this is LEISSE WILCOX actually.
leisse wilcox is obsessed with relationships. she's an expert in helping people finding truth and beauty in the relationships we have with ourself and others.  leisse is a TEDx speaker, 2x author, NLP practitioner, top podcast host, cancer survivor, solo parent of three girls…and taco enthusiast. find leisse @leissewilcox on instagram and on the interwebs at www.leissewilcox.com. her books: alone, the truth & beauty of belonging and to call myself beloved, a story of hope, healing & coming home, can be found on her site & where books are bought! #shoplocal #shopsmallbusiness  x. follow the podcast on instagram: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
49:49
March 31, 2022
this is PARENTING actually.
i can't believe it's taken me 84 episodes to get to parenting, but let's face it, it's a biggie.  we barely scratch the surface but this episode is loaded with a bunch of different stories from all different types of parents & parenting situations. same, but oh so different.  with special guests: @britszc89, @thefeelingslady, @roamandramblephoto, @whyamipod & @sweetpotatochronicless. x. follow the podcast on instagram: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
32:17
March 24, 2022
this is FADS actually.
i never owned a pair of penny loafers & i cobbled together looks through the fashion racks at bargain harold’s and bi-way. my hair was my hair – god help me - and it was what it was. when it comes to fads, i think we’re all just trying to stand out by fitting in and it can be a little bit messy. fads come & go and sometimes they swing back 'round again.  with special guests: @ellencbateman (twitter), @ellabye (instagram), @thatgirlmaureen01 & @sharronmatthews. x. follow the podcast on instagram: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
20:43
March 17, 2022
this is LU IN LULAND actually.
we're baaaackk! & i can't think of a better guest to kick off season 3 with! LU has created LULAND - a world of positivity, female empowerment, graciousness, gratitude & community. it all began with a clothing swap & now she’s about to drive across the country in a green leopard print bus named after her mom, stopping in cities to meet new people, talk about liberation, sex, self-love, all while throwing a massive party in each place. with special guest: @luinluland. x. follow the podcast on instagram: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
49:56
March 10, 2022
this is 2022 actually.
a little look back with a large look ahead, it's the final episode of season 2! with a beautiful astrology reading from my special guest kesley, @irongypsylife. x. find kesley at www.kesleytweed.com follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
19:02
January 06, 2022
this is THAT THING THAT HAPPENED actually.
today's topic could be a million-parter - cuz let's face it, EVERYTHING is a thing that happened. i like to think there's a lesson - or a great story! - in all of it. what do we come out with? how do we learn? or is it just a thing we get to tell over a round of drinks? with special guests: @bad_girl_camp_, @carolinehabib & @gregkrinoshow. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
23:60
December 30, 2021
this is MY MEMORABLE HOLIDAY actually.
i feel fortunate to be able to say i've experienced some pretty momentous holidays in my life. both of the travel & marked-date-on-the-calendar variety. today's stories give me all the feels. and definitely make me want to travel again asap. with special guests: @eranthomson, @serenaholmesauthor & @melodiejewel. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
19:53
December 23, 2021
this is the SELFLESS THING I DID actually.
not gonna' lie, it wasn't the easiest thing in the world to get people to tell their stories of selflessness but i was determined to get them, 'cuz i know they're out there! these ones do not disappoint. #DoGoodShit  with special guests: @dylanlockstar, @candace_jongkind, @jayelehm, @afk2pt0 & @bigbikegiveaway. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
26:18
December 16, 2021
this is YOUR TWO CENTS actually. feat SYLVIA BEIRNES.
my friend sylvia's new podcast YOUR TWO CENTS: the podcast, is not only informative & entertaining - it also boasts some BIGASS NAMES. today we talk about all of that, plus paying it forward & kindness. she doles out some super-duper money-saving tips & i also tell a riveting story about a mop i recently bought.  with special guest: @sylviabeirnes, @canadiancontentstudios. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
49:12
December 09, 2021
this is SMALL TOWN PEOPLE actually.
small town people qualities: hardworking. supportive. interested. (could also be interpreted as 'nosy' :). kind. helpful. opinionated. dreamers. big believers. excellent storytellers. with special guests: @stampedfrosting, @naawtinokwe, @hopeberf, @_ianmccluskey_ & @dee.clairgardener. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
23:12
December 02, 2021
this is HELEN EDWARDS actually.
a movement speaker, an event creator, a yogini & an author of the book NOTHING SEXIER THAN FREEDOM & YOUR INNER EVOLUTION. helen’s signature talk PROTECT THE THRONE is kind of like a slap in the face. in a good way. helen's dream is to help women & men free themselves from other people’s opinions & self-judgement & provide them with the basic tools to work towards courage & self-love. yes please. with special guest: @helofajourney. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
35:49
November 25, 2021
this is VINYL actually.
my mom & i sold all my dad's old records in a yard sale & immediately regretted everything we'd ever done. vinyl's the coolest & here's why we love it. with special guests: @voluntaryinnature, @rebirthofthecool, @janinamariejaninamarie, @i_am_dr._b, @therecordnest x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
21:55
November 18, 2021
this is DR.OMODOLE AYENI actually.
born in nigeria, dr. omodele ayeni is one of 5 kids. he grew up in a small town in northern ontario & his parents are his heroes. he loves helping people, he’s got a million stories & he loves his family. sound familiar? x. with special guest: @ayenipsi follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
40:22
November 11, 2021
this is TEENAGERS actually.
teenagers are funny & hard to understand & a little bit scary. they're also smart & cool & way more knowledgeable than i ever was. they have things to say & i wanted to hear them. here's a little then vs now & a whole lotta' understanding.  x. with special guests: olivia, madelin, gabby, cameron, brandon, avaleigh, jackson & lola. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
31:51
November 04, 2021
this is THE END (of life) & A NEW BEGINNING actually. feat STEPHANIE BARTOLAC
stephanie is a 32 year old dreamer who had big plans for her life, but then got the news that she is dying. i'm so grateful to have heard her important & beautiful stories. with special guest: @stephaniejeanbartolac. please sign stephanie's petition to get the gov't to recognize comfort & care for all canadians at the end of their lives. you can find it at change.org - palliative care pain management & supports for all.  x.  follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
37:58
October 28, 2021
this is INSECURITY actually.
most of my insecurities started from someone telling me that i should be insecure about something. body stuff, too big, too small, job insecurity... sex! it's all total bullcrap. but it happens to the best of us.  you are you & thank goodness for that. x. with special guests: @sexedwithtim @stacia.aashna @bettertopics @thestretchmarkcode follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
23:59
October 21, 2021
this is DARREN KEEFE actually.
darren keefe is an actor, a designer, a woodworking wizard, a kindness junkie & social media's #1 DANCING CARPENTER. i hope you enjoy our chat! with special guest: @darrenkeefe x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
31:27
October 14, 2021
this is SOCIAL MEDIA actually.
it's a love/hate thing. but it's also a super human connection, keepin' up with the world kinda' thing. social media brought me to you, so i'm grateful. but some days, i'd like to tell social media where to shove it. with special guests: @janewareham, @kevinraja, @garybear86 & @veronicarenette. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
23:54
October 07, 2021
this is MY MISCARRIAGE actually.
when i started talking about my miscarriage, i was stunned at how many similar stories i heard.  x. with special guests: @sarahdmcc @joannegallantwrites @mainstreammiscarriage follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
20:08
September 30, 2021
this is AUTUMN actually.
ooh summer, you wily minx. you know you're my first love but your commitment to sticking around is less than impressive. so if i had to choose a runner-up, autumn, you're it.  x. with special guests: @lexiedee29 @janewareham & @hevd. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
19:04
September 23, 2021
this is LOVE WITH INTELLIGENCE actually. feat LILY WALFORD
isn't the goal always to be better, smarter & just more in tune when it comes to love & relationships? i think so! here's my chat with love expert lily walford. special guest: @lovewithintelligenceofficial. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
27:16
July 22, 2021
this is CELEBRITIES actually.
it's about to get all name-droppy up in here. celebrities! they're just like us! with special guests: @skottdaltonic, @jenniferpodemski, @craigpew, @jonodowler & @mothershipyoga.  x.  follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
24:05
July 15, 2021
this is HAIR actually.
hair's the thing... if you have it or don't, like it or not, everybody has a story about hair. with special guests: @trieb_entertainment, @kaliflow3r, @charisejuanita, @thequeenjot & sandy @smoothwax. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
23:38
July 08, 2021
this is SUMMER actually.
i love the newness of spring & i love the crispy smell of fall but summer will always be my absolute favourite.  winter never stood a chance. with special guests: @sthompy, @jlkdop, @thenickysmith & @josclynjohnson. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
18:45
July 01, 2021
this is FORGIVENESS actually.
a healed memory is not a deleted memory, yet forgiveness can be one mothereffer to come to terms with. with special guests: @jeffadmartin, @pinacoladayoga, @itzy_designs & @narnia272. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
22:25
June 24, 2021
this is DADS actually.
to all the cool dads... happy father's day. with special guests: @shopblueberrymoon, @jessica.m.wright, @barbbaguley, @1handwonders, @t.howden, @marthakehoe & @somegoons. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
28:22
June 17, 2021
this is me CHECKING IN actually.
i'm checking in on you... and a little bit on me. i'm really glad you're here & i think you're pretty alright. *the cold open on today's episode is an excerpt from ethan hawke's 2020 TED talk. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
10:32
June 10, 2021
this is GUILT actually.
guilt can show up in a bunch of ways & it can be a soul-sucking spiral. it can linger in our lives & carry a lot of weight, if we let it. with special guests: @themakersmind, @fatimaoliver1975 & @tracyhornik from @shes.on.top. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
21:47
June 03, 2021
this is DOGS actually.
DOGS. come ON. we don't call them human's best friend for nothing. funny, loyal, sweet, weird, smart, ridiculous JOY. with very special guests: @sylviabeirnes, @zoerabnett, @timrabnett, @jmemccain & @strombo. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
24:16
May 27, 2021
this is a LETTER TO MY YOUNGER SELF actually.
if you had the chance to say something to your younger self – what would you say? do you even know? there’s gotta’ be some potholes you can warn your younger self about & maybe eat more veggies & drink more water but it’s tricky right? 'cuz all those left & right turns brought you exactly here. there’s so much i want to tell her but where to start? dear little me... with special guests: @thecrazyover40slifepodcast, @crystal_nicholls, @bronouveaupod & @pattigrileyatthelake. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
19:53
May 20, 2021
this is NURSES actually.
it's INTERNATIONAL NURSES WEEK!  i didn’t actually know that until my friend ashley asked me if i'd consider doing an episode on nurses.  oh hells ya! and especially after this last year - cuz in my opinion, nurses are angels sent from otherworldly places. x. with special guests: @lindsaclarke, @amylynnhowson, @jenniedesantis, @williamsorton & @ash_spiegs. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
22:38
May 13, 2021
this is NUMBERS actually.
lottery numbers, lucky numbers, angel numbers, our age, our IQ, our grades, our weight, 12 months of the year, all the days in a month, scoring in sports, rating our crushes, giving out our number, birthdays, anniversaries, the value of a thing, likes on social, how many followers we have, the amount of things we subscribe to – both figuratively and literally, traditional Chinese medicine, feng shui, acupuncture, astrology, science, 666, 11:11, nine lives, lucky pennies, finding dimes.  numbers are everywhere. with special guests: @coachrsg, @laurchaps, @intuitionisyourbusiness, & jack via @lindsay.ziervogel. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
20:27
May 06, 2021
this is our HIGH SCHOOL actually.
our small town's high school is closing its doors & all these decades later, there are still things to say. GBSS, your colours are green & yellow, but you will always be gold to me. go vikings! with special guests: @watsonlucy1, @drewmcivor, @sher_tenz14, @heatbanks, @derekhammond & rusty winters. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
28:04
April 29, 2021
this is MENTAL HEALTH actually.
being healthy includes being mentally healthy. it's the core of who we are! i hope this episode resonates, even just a little. you deserve to be happy.  with special guests: @jennforgie, @arwenhumphreys, @haleyy.bee & @becbourgs. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
26:18
April 22, 2021
this is BEING FREE actually.
the definition of freedom is: having the ability to act or change without constraint.  & obviously being free means different things to different people... which is pretty cool. with special guests: @mytvan.adventures, @nicolabee, @steventwigg @varnerprodco @barbnoordover x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
25:21
April 08, 2021
this is MY GUESTS ARE THE BEST actually.
when I’m putting the voicemails together for each episode, i laugh & cry & FEEL all the feels 'cuz my guests are the best & their stories are solid gold. so, for this 50th episode, i decided to grab words from some of the most listened-to shows. i appreciate every single story told. with special guests: @momma.barbosa, @aragonnfld, @rjcity, @sharronmatthews, @mattawells & poppa hank.  x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
25:43
April 01, 2021
this is LOSS actually.
along with life, comes loss. that's just the deal. it's kind of all around. i know from experience that it’s ok to feel broken by loss & sometimes being reminded that we're not alone can help in dark days. with special guests: @kath.films, @julieinthesix, @ferrostudios & @ms.rush. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
21:10
March 25, 2021
this is LASTING IMPRESSIONS actually.
i like to think that we get to learn from the people who have made a lasting impression on us and then in a dreamy world, we adopt those good qualities and pay them forward. with special guests: @jcoopstagram, @michelle_daly1, @jessica.m.wright & willie. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
29:35
March 18, 2021
this is A LATE NIGHT TALK SHOW actually.
this is the behind-the-scenes of the behind-the-scenes of a late night talk show. it's larry sanders... but in real life. working on a late night talk show was pretty much the most fun thing i've ever done & on this episode, myself & some former coworkers lay a few epic stories to rest.  with special guests: @thatgirlmaureen01, @suebrophey, @tiffanyfrench86, @keithtomasek, greg eckler & orin isaacs. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
27:30
March 11, 2021
this is ANXIETY actually.
tingly hands, vibrating body, loopy lightheadedness... and not in the good way. anxiety is a mothereffer but man, is there strength in numbers. with special guests: @theoftenunseen, @justbreathemama, @allyse_has_anxiety & shan. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
24:46
March 04, 2021
this is the ART OF WORDS actually. feat CANDACE HOWZE
this will come as no surprise. i love words. especially the good ones. with special guest: @aceisjoy. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
20:13
February 25, 2021
this is BACKPACKING AROUND THE WORLD actually.
one sweater, brown cords, a rain jacket, hiking boots, birkenstocks, dress, a bunch of tshirts, shorts & a 'let's go europe'. that's all i packed & it's all i needed. with special guests: @bcraiganderson, @jonodowler, @haleyy.bee, @samanthajhall, @baybargy. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
32:44
February 18, 2021
this is VALENTINE'S DAY actually.
valentine’s day. you either love it or hate it. for a sweet little calendar date all about love, It’s kind of a hot button topic. my valentine's story may not be what you think. plus stories about love, roses & being stood up in the 5th grade. x. with special guests: @beautifully.monica, @oleander_floral_design, @jonodowler, @davelembke & berenike. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
20:22
February 11, 2021
this is JAY ONRAIT actually.
we talk university life, big cities, small towns, road trips & how jay went from counting pills to hosting one of the biggest shows on TSN. my special guest: @jayonrait x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
29:24
February 04, 2021
this is THE STORIES I FORGOT TO TELL TOO actually.
yep. i forgot stuff again. here's some stories i failed to mention in episodes 22-40.  & this is the final episode of season 1! thanks for being here.  x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
16:52
January 07, 2021
this is WHAT HAPPENED actually.
well 2020. that was it. the year that nothing & everything happened.  x. with special guests: @cloudydayclothing_, @beardedbakerto, @ms.rush, @poplarandbirch, @handldtoronto, @torrensjonathan. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
26:45
December 31, 2020
this is THE HOLIDAYS actually.
the holidays can be a giant jumble of feelings. funny, sad, heartsick, wonderful. this episode has a little bit of all of it.  love to everyone.  x. with special guests: @jennytryanskycoaching, @pattigrileyatthelake, @_angelayoung_, @schaaptop & @mbesworth. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
26:19
December 24, 2020
this is MUSIC TOO actually.
music's so nice, i had to talk about it twice. this time it's music festivals & life-changing performances, the lessons learned when writing songs & the year's top artists, with a tip of the hat to nostalgia & remembering the gift that was lilith fair.  with special guests: @ericaehm, @mattawells, @hannsung, @parkdalepanther & @billwelychka. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
25:04
December 17, 2020
this is WHAT IF actually.
would you change an event of your life if you knew it was all going to turn out the same way anyway? do you dream about a life that didn’t happen based on a turn you didn’t make? and if you got an answer to the what if you’re dying to know about the future, would you really change your course? x. with special guests: @catherine.soyoung, @melhore, @kerilovestrees, @theslickestrick & @thatgirlmaureen. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
23:01
December 10, 2020
this is HEROES actually.
every day or super. it all counts. with special guests: michael, willow, lola, izzie, abby, jack, claire, stan & eleanor. thank you to their parents for being my story collectors! x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
16:05
December 03, 2020
this is PIZZA actually.
ok i know. this may be a silly subject. but come on, it's pizza. everyone has a story. with special guests: @coachrsg, @ms.rush, @hmuir10, @aciggulden & @thosepizzaguys. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
20:49
November 26, 2020
this is SENIORS actually.
respect your elders. that’s a rule as old as, well, old people. but what about celebrate your elders? enjoy your elders? spend time with the people who have a million stories and lived a zillion lives. that kind of life experience is nothing to shake a stick at. the sweet sweet life of 65+. with special guests: poppa hank, nana adrienne, bubba roger, mama sue & daddio ken. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
22:28
November 19, 2020
this is HUMAN CONNECTION actually.
it's a cold hard fact that we need human connection. now, more than ever. with special guest: @shopblueberrymoon. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
20:50
November 12, 2020
this is BODY STUFF actually.
bodies. glorious gorgeous weird wonderful unique beautiful bodies. everyone's got a story. with special guests: @robnardecchia, @michellemelles, @rjcity, @mellymah, @itsminagerges. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
28:01
November 05, 2020
this is CHANGE actually.
whether we like it or not - and trust me, i don't always like it - change = growth.  LEAN IN.  with special guest: @iamjessejones / @thehouseofkuumba. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
19:36
October 29, 2020
this is MUSIC actually.
it gives us permission to feel. whether the feelings are happy & high, or lowest of the low, music always meets us there. music is religion. it's medicine. it's pure magic.  with special guests: @josiedye, @kim_stockwood, @nubs416, @janinamariejaninamarie, @kid247 & orin isaacs. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
31:36
October 22, 2020
this is KINDNESS actually.
it doesn't cost a thing & it can turn a whole mood.  kind people are my kinda' people. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
24:22
October 15, 2020
this is BALANCE actually.
finding balance - especially these days - seems next to impossible. everything is topsy-turvy. i've been asking myself what balance even means to me now? this episode won't have any answers :) but hopefully it will make you feel less alone in your lopsidedness. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
23:11
October 08, 2020
this is MOVIES actually.
movies make us reflective, hopeful, gutwrenchingly sad. they offer perspective and escapism & sometimes they help us process our own difficult stuff. there are movies that drive social change & there are some that just allow us to appreciate art. there is nothing quite like getting lost in a movie. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
23:35
October 01, 2020
this is STUFF I LOVE actually.
i love stuff & i'm gonna' tell you all about it. PLUS, i'm teaming up with my friend sylvia - from the podcast BEAUTY & STUFF - to get some of our fave things in YOUR hands.  x.  follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth  follow beauty & stuff on instagram: @beautyandstuffpod
20:42
September 24, 2020
this is BOOBS actually.
boobs. jugs. melons. knockers. chest. bosom. bazooms. bazookas. whatever you call them, however you relate to them & whether you have them or not, there's just a thing about breasts. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
29:33
September 17, 2020
this is DATING actually.
today's stories include celebrities, accidental overindulgence, the pitfalls of online dating & peeing in a bush. & those are just mine! ah, dating. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
25:09
September 10, 2020
this is FOLLOWING MY BLISS actually.
dr. jeremy goldberg (LONG DISTANCE LOVE BOMBS) wants you to live a life that would make YOU jealous, get UNstuck & follow your bliss. x. find & follow jeremy on instagram: @longdistancelovebombs  follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
19:36
September 03, 2020
this is SUMMER JOBS actually.
every summer job has a story. good or bad... they were always memorable. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
23:49
August 27, 2020
this is THE STORIES I FORGOT TO TELL actually.
sometimes i forget stuff. here's the stories i forgot to tell in episodes 1-20. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
16:37
August 20, 2020
this is SEX actually.
growing up, sex was a non-topic in my house. no birds, no bees... BUT, there was a book on hamsters.  let's talk about sex, baby. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
25:02
August 13, 2020
this is BEING BEAUTIFUL actually.
everyone has their own definition of beauty. inside, outside, it matters to us all in different ways. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
19:51
August 06, 2020
this is THE AFTERGLOW actually.
the afterglow is many different things. an italian rock band, magic hour, a taylor swift song.  liz & julie, co-owners of the afterglow yoga studio in toronto & co-hosts of the afterglow podcast, believe that the afterglow happens in the second half of life and that it gets really good. they want you to believe that too. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth find liz & julie on instagram: @theafterglowpodcastofficial
16:25
July 30, 2020
this is TATTOOS actually.
got a tattoo? want a tattoo? love ‘em? loathe ‘em? don’t really care either way but like good stories? this episode’s for you. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
19:11
July 23, 2020
this is CANCER actually.
both of my parents had cancer. i grew up thinking it was just a part of my DNA. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
17:26
July 16, 2020
this is our GENERAL STORE actually.
there is something so special about a small town's general store. the people, the charm, the feeling of home.  i grew up with one attached to my house & it is a huge part of who i am today. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
21:24
July 09, 2020
this is a SMALL TOWN actually.
i was born in a small town... & i'll never not love talking about small town life. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
20:19
July 02, 2020
this is a GIVEAWAY actually.
when things don't quite go as planned, you should just do a giveaway! listen for details & good luck! x. follow rustic fever on instagram: @rusticfever follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
03:09
June 25, 2020
this is PRIDE actually.
i'm lucky to be surrounded by diverse & beautiful humans who belong to the lgbtq2+ community. here are some of their stories. happy pride! x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
20:00
June 18, 2020
this is love actually: ALL KINDS OF LOVE.
there is no end to the amount we could talk about love & i certainly didn't cover it all in the last 3 episodes but i sure loved talking about it. it's safe to say we need it now more than ever. all kinds. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
19:54
June 11, 2020
this is love actually: ONE GOOD REASON.
alcohol addiction, a deeply-hidden secret & one great big love. séan mccann and andrea aragon co-write the story of their lives & the things they have had to overcome as a couple, in their memoir ONE GOOD REASON.  they each take turns writing their own personal stories & they do not shy away from the truth. andrea's chapters offer a unique & intimate spousal perspective & act as a reminder that love is worth fighting for.  enjoy my chat with andrea! x. find séan & andrea on instagram: @seanmccannsings get your copy of ONE GOOD REASON: https://seanmccannsings.com/the-book follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
25:54
May 28, 2020
this is love actually: NEW LOVE.
ah new love. the sexy new relationship kind, the exciting fun newlywed kind, the smell of a new baby kind... there's nothing quite like it. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
19:41
May 21, 2020
this is MY DEFINING MOMENT actually.
how often do you find yourself wondering about the left or right turn your life did or didn't take & how you ended up exactly where you are? our lives are full of defining moments, thank goodness for that. x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
17:02
May 14, 2020
this is MOTHER'S DAY actually.
some moms are dads, some dads are moms, some moms are moms on their own and some moms aren’t even our moms, they’re just special people who fill the role. there's birth moms, adopted moms, stepmoms, and even the moms we inherit through friends or marriage. this is a love letter to moms. happy mother's day! x. follow the podcast on instagram & tiktok: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
18:26
May 07, 2020
this is GOOD NEIGHBOURS actually.
we gossip. we share & exchange stuff. we wave from our front steps. you can’t choose your neighbours but lucking into good ones is kind of like winning the lottery. actually, even the wacky ones can be pretty awesome. x. follow the podcast on instagram: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
16:41
April 30, 2020
this is MINDFULNESS actually.
if there were ever a time to practice mindfulness, 2020 may just be it. i chat with my yoga teacher & mindfulness coach, greg klym, to find out what it is, how it helps & why we should all be doing it. deep breath in, long breath out. x. find greg on instagram & FB: @gregklymcoaching follow the podcast on instagram: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
26:54
April 23, 2020
this is DIVORCE actually.
growing up, divorce seemed like a dirty word. i vowed to never let it happen to me. until it did.  x. follow the podcast on instagram: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
13:10
April 16, 2020
this is MY STOLEN BIKE actually.
being raised in a small town, bikes were everything. they represented fun, freedom & a kid's single mode of transportation. so when i grew up, moved to the city & had several bikes stolen, i couldn't believe someone would want to take that away from me.  x. follow the podcast on instagram: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
18:03
April 09, 2020
this is MARK GROVES actually.
mark groves is a human connection specialist - he connects humans to each other & back to themselves. he's helped me through many a dilemma (debacle?) and he's not afraid to speak & live his truth. he is a modern day love & relationship guru & a dear friend.  enjoy our chat!   x.  find mark on instagram: @createthelove  find mark on apple podcasts: Mark Groves Podcast  follow the podcast on instagram: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
17:05
April 02, 2020
this is FINDING DIMES actually.
maybe you've heard about the magic of discovering dimes & what it means when they cross your path. admittedly, it's a little huh? does it actually mean anything? it most certainly does. here's my 10 cents on finding dimes.  x. follow the podcast on instagram: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
10:21
March 26, 2020
this is MY MOM'S DEAD actually.
in this inaugural episode of TIIA, jeni tells stories about living without parents & gets others to share their stories as well. all the heart stuff.  x. follow the podcast on instagram: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
18:20
March 18, 2020
this is THE MANIFESTO actually.
stories told, connections made... that's the hope anyway.  this is the WHY of THIS IS IT. x. follow the podcast on instagram: @thisisitactually follow me & the podcast on twitter: @jenibesworth
04:11
March 17, 2020