Don't Cut Your Own Bangs

Danielle Ireland

I'm Danielle, a therapist, speaker, and now - podcaster. This podcast is to remedy the "I'm alone," "I suck," "I'm stupid," and "everyone seems to have it figured out but me" feelings. This season we sit with experts and entrepreneurs to explore the process of creating lives we love and the stumbles and falls that happen along the way. The motto - learn, laugh, repeat.

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In today’s episode, I want to devote my time and energy to a realization I had last week when interviewing my excellent guest Carrie Anderson. If you haven’t listened to the previous week’s episode, be sure to go check that episode out and learn more about Carrie Anderson and her remarkable career on Broadway.  In this episode, I explore the value that can be found in our life’s embarrassing moments and how they can make us a little braver. Whether you’re a performer (or not), rejection is part of life. And maybe, with some context and support, we can find our way on the other side of these uncomfortable moments with a little more perspective.  If you have a copy of my Treasured Journal, this will be a great companion for the episode. If not, go to danielleireland.com/journal and grab a copy today.  Ways to connect with me: Instagram Facebook Pinterest Resources just for you: Treasured Journal Treasured Tribe Unleashing You Relationship Course  

Nov 15

25 min 49 sec

There’s still time for you to join me on November 15th from 6-7:30pm EST for the Overachiever Spiral Workshop.  Click the link for details and to register. Meet Carey Anderson, a former Broadway performer turned therapist. Carey and I sit down to talk about what it looks like to put yourself out there and get rejected - over and over and over again. What we both learned from our time in the performing arts, and what led to making the career leap to psychotherapy.  What I love about this episode is how well it demonstrates that though the details of our life are so diverse, the things we want out of life are the same. We want our life to have meaning, we want to be of value to others, we want to know we matter. Carey and I explore how we help our clients in these areas, and how we navigate them ourselves. Want to learn more about Carey and her work, click HERE.

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Nov 9

1 hr 20 min

Does this sound like you? You’re busy trying to live and work perfectly. The need to get it ALL leads to you feeling anxious and confused. This can lead to us doubting our choices and feeling overwhelmed, and before we know it - we’re burnt out. And just when it feels like we can’t add one more thing you hear, "Take a self-care day!" or "Take a break!," but what does that even mean??? If this feels like you and you’re looking for relief, I want to invite you to "The Overachiever Spiral Workshop."  This workshop is for anyone who has been struggling to find their way through perfectionism and anxiety. You are trying so hard to do all the right things and be all the right things, but it's leading down the path of feeling overwhelmed and over-committed. In this workshop, you will be getting a step-by-step guide to understanding the overachiever spiral, where you get stuck, and how to get out.  To learn more about the "The Overachiever Spiral Workshop" and sign up, click here  In this episode, I'm incredibly proud and honored to be interviewing an absolute powerhouse of a woman, Betsy Murphy. Betsy is the author of several popular books, including the "Autobiography of an Orgasm" and "Write On: A Daily Writing Practice for Anyone with a Story to Tell." She's a screenwriter, performer, speaker, writing coach, and guide for women to help retrieve the hidden parts of their stories. She discusses the things most people don't want to talk about but does so in a way that will make you feel comfortable being part of the conversation.  Betsy also offers workshops and retreats to incubate and develop the work of creators with diverse voices. Her popular course, Beyond the Journal, is an on-demand writing retreat to support you in finding the most potent version of your writer's voice.  Betsy leads an incredible and creative lifestyle. Today, we're not only going to be talking about what she does, but we're going to discuss what drives her to do her work. The different elements and the "why" behind her journey make her life so compelling. This conversation will make you think about how our lives can be so unique and varied, but in the end, we are all searching for what we hope to find and what we want our lives to become.    How to Connect with Betsy Murphy Instagram: @Betsybmurphy Website:www.betsybmurphy.com   To learn more about the "The Overachiever Spiral Workshop," be sure to visit danielleireland.com/workshop and sign up today!! Ways to connect with me: Instagram Facebook Pinterest Resources just for you: Treasured Journal Treasured Tribe Unleashing You Relationship Course

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Nov 1

1 hr 12 min

Today, I want to talk about taking a step back and listening to your emotions, but what does it mean exactly?  Examples would look like: Feeling irritable or overly tired  Having some form of difficulty in your everyday routine Unclear on why you are feeling a certain way  More often than not, we can determine what is contributing to our changes in mood. However, there are times when it’s hard to pinpoint the root cause of your distress, and that’s when our emotions are trying to tell us something.  In this episode, I want to talk about my self-reflection and how I’m finally at a place where I can feel when something is off. Not just conceptually, but knowing that my emotions are information and a key component to understanding myself and finding more peace and joy. I’m also going to talk about the realization that I had and how it slowly became clearer during maternity leave and while giving birth.  Don’t worry; we’re not going to be talking about birth and babies. But we are going to be talking about what I like to call the “messy middle” To do that, I want to walk you through my realization and how I was able to create space to question it, get curious and look at it from different angles, and how that led to my the result. Hopefully, by listening to this, you may be able to get a feeling of your own that you want to get curious about, and hopefully, this can be beneficial to wherever you are in your emotional health and emotional wellness journey.  Ways to connect with me: Instagram Facebook Pinterest Rsources just for you: Treasured Journal Treasured Tribe Unleashing You Relationship Course

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Oct 18

42 min 6 sec

Welcome back!!! It feels so good to be back in front of the microphone and talking with you all again. Many of you know that I have been on maternity leave for the last few months. Once a week, maybe even more than that, I started thinking about making the transition and getting back into work and coming off of maternity leave, which is crazy because maternity leave suggests that I was not working and taking the time to do what exactly?  Now, we all know what maternity leave looks like, of course. However, coming out of this so-called “maternity leave” and stepping back into work, I’m scratching my head because I’m working but also still “mothering,” right? I’m still wrapping my head around how everything in life has changed, from parenthood to motherhood, but I’m still the same person.  That’s why I’m excited to be back because this space that I’ve created allowed me to express my curiosity, feelings, and every aspect of my life that is too confusing to deal with alone. The beautiful part about this conversation that we will have today is that you don’t have to do it alone, and the best things in life are shared. And if you’re listening to today’s episode, you are probably trying to figure things out just like the rest of us cause Lord knows that I'm still trying to figure it out myself.  Ways to connect with me: Instagram Facebook Pinterest   Resources just for you: Treasured Journal Treasured Tribe Unleashing You Relationship Course    

Oct 5

35 min 11 sec

New Episodes Coming October 4th In today's episode, we talk about what comes after inspiration strikes. ⁣ ⁣ We start to imagine what it would be like to:⁣ *Be in a new place⁣ *Have a new relationship⁣ *Feel better⁣ ⁣ Then, we start to:⁣ ✔️Day dream⁣ ✔️Research⁣ ✔️Make plans⁣ ⁣ This part of the change can be really exciting AND it can also be where fear, doubt, and worry begin to creep in. It's where we start to see the road ahead of us and what could be required to make our dreams a reality. ⁣ Enjoy! If you're a woman looking for some additional support, I'd love to invite you to join my private FB group - The Treasured Tribe. There I expand on topics explored in the podcast, go live once a week, and share unique context exclusively for this community. If this episode got your wheels turning and you're ready to take self-exploration to the next level in the New Year, click HERE to pick up a copy of my guided journal Treasured: a journal for unearthing you. And click HERE to learn more about The Unleashing You Relationship Course to deepen the most important relationship in your life, the one between you and you.  Get weekly doses of encouragement. Instagram Pinterest  Facebook LinkedIn

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Sep 29

18 min 9 sec

Hi friends! Mark your calendars - October 4th 2021 - Bangs is back! It feels like it's been so long. Making a human, going on maternity leave, and doing life with this new little person has been an adjustment (to say the least). Since March 29th, 2021 (the date episode 86 was released) a lot has changed, but one thing has stayed the same - I love this podcast and couldn't freaking wait to get back to making it... Okay! That was really two things, but you knew what I meant.  Life is messy and wonderful. All I want to devote my precious (and limited) time to is learning how to make it even more wonderful. So, how do we do that?  Talk about it. All the things. The messy, confusing, scary, wonderful, hopeful things. Sharing stories, sharing experiences, learning from each other, making a million mistakes and laughing along the way.  Working as a therapist, being in my own therapy, and listening to women (men and couples) share their hearts with me has put me in a unique position where I'm taking a lot of information in. This podcast is a special container where I get to pour some of that information out. Together, I truly believe we can create joy, connection, and community. Who doesn't need more of that?  If you have questions, comments, or ideas for future episodes, let me hear from you! The best things in life are shared.  If you need additional support, and don't know where to start, I have some resources linked for you below.  Thank you for being here, and I can't wait to continue the conversation with you.  Ways to connect with me: Instagram Facebook Pinterest   Resources just for you: Treasured Journal Treasured Tribe Unleashing You Relationship Course

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Sep 27

11 min 21 sec

We're Back For An All-New Season Coming October 4th!!!  This episode covers ALL bases - boundaries, loss, leaps of faith, making dreams come true, and laughing 'til you cry. Teresa Sabatine wants to help you build a meaningful life. Certified coach, founder of The Jump Network, Teresa currently oversees Film Indy, as the first Film Commissioner for the city of Indianapolis. Film Indy is focused on marketing and growing the current local production talent and recruiting new film and television projects to the area. Since our inception in 2016, Film Indy has generated over $17 million in economic impact and created 800 jobs in Indianapolis. If THAT'S not impressive enough, she also serves on the board of Indianapolis-based non-profit, People for Urban Progress, and on the steering committee for Mayor Joe Hogsett's Create Indy initiative focused on enriching and expanding innovative and inclusive cultural engagement in Indianapolis.   Learn more about her services HERE.  Ways to connect with me: Instagram Facebook Pinterest Resources just for you:  Treasured Journal Treasured Tribe Unleashing You Relationship Course

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Sep 24

1 hr 8 min

This stage, I lovingly call - > Embrace the suck. ⁣ ⁣ The truth is, change is hard. Even when we know it's good for us and ESPECIALLY when it's something we really really want. ⁣ ⁣ The greater our desire:⁣ ✔️The higher the stakes⁣ ✔️The more we have to lose⁣ ✔️The more vulnerable we feel if it doesn't work out⁣ ⁣ "Embracing the suck" doesn't mean that every step along the way will be a painful one. What it means is that even when it's hard, even when you doubt yourself -> you can move forward anyway. ⁣ ⁣ Waiting to feel comfortable before you start may mean you're waiting a loooooooong time. Don't wait. You're worth it. And what you desire most may just be on the other side of this last step!⁣ Enjoy! If you're a woman looking for some additional support, I'd love to invite you to join my private FB group - The Treasured Tribe. There I expand on topics explored in the podcast, go live once a week, and share unique context exclusively for this community. If this episode got your wheels turning and you're ready to take self-exploration to the next level in the New Year, click HERE to pick up a copy of my guided journal Treasured: a journal for unearthing you. And click HERE to learn more about The Unleashing You Relationship Course to deepen the most important relationship in your life, the one between you and you.  Get weekly doses of encouragement. Instagram Pinterest  Facebook LinkedIn

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Mar 29

18 min 9 sec

You know what you want, you've taken some steps to make it happen, and then ... FEAR SETS IN. ⁣ ⁣ This is COMPLETELY normal AND also the point when we're most likely to:⁣ *Avoid⁣ *Numb⁣ *Procrastinate⁣ ...Or, abandon the process all together. ⁣ Listen now to learn more about what I tell clients when they feel stuck and what's worked for me. Enjoy! If you're a woman looking for some additional support, I'd love to invite you to join my private FB group - The Treasured Tribe. There I expand on topics explored in the podcast, go live once a week, and share unique context exclusively for this community. If this episode got your wheels turning and you're ready to take self-exploration to the next level in the New Year, click HERE to pick up a copy of my guided journal Treasured: a journal for unearthing you. And click HERE to learn more about The Unleashing You Relationship Course to deepen the most important relationship in your life, the one between you and you.  Get weekly doses of encouragement. Instagram Pinterest  Facebook LinkedIn

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Mar 22

21 min 38 sec

⁣In today's episode we talk about what comes after inspiration strikes. ⁣ ⁣ We start to image what it would be like to:⁣ *Be in a new place⁣ *Have a new relationship⁣ *Feel better⁣ ⁣ Then, we start to:⁣ ✔️Day dream⁣ ✔️Research⁣ ✔️Make plans⁣ ⁣ This part of change can be really exciting AND it can also be where fear, doubt, and worry begin to creep in. It's where we start to see the road ahead of us and what could be required to make our dreams a reality. ⁣ Enjoy! If you're a woman looking for some additional support, I'd love to invite you to join my private FB group - The Treasured Tribe. There I expand on topics explored in the podcast, go live once a week, and share unique context exclusively for this community. If this episode got your wheels turning and you're ready to take self-exploration to the next level in the New Year, click HERE to pick up a copy of my guided journal Treasured: a journal for unearthing you. And click HERE to learn more about The Unleashing You Relationship Course to deepen the most important relationship in your life, the one between you and you.  Get weekly doses of encouragement. Instagram Pinterest  Facebook LinkedIn

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Mar 15

18 min 48 sec

What ACTUALLY leads to change? It's usually one of two things:⁣ ⁣ Discomfort⁣ or⁣ Desire⁣ ⁣ "I'm in pain, and I want out."⁣ "I'm frustrated, and I want to feel better."⁣ "I'm bored, and I want to feel inspired."⁣ ⁣ Knowing what the catalyst is for you can be powerful exercise AND can help you stay on track. ⁣ When we're ready for change there are 3 things we often feel, say, or do:⁣ ⁣ We feel - Frustrated, Tired, Anxious⁣ We say - "Ugh!", "This has to stop.", "This sucks!"⁣ We do - Hit snooze, avoid, procrastinate⁣ Join me for the next 4 weeks as we explore our relationship with change, and hopefully learn to love it.  Enjoy! If you're a woman looking for some additional support, I'd love to invite you to join my private FB group - The Treasured Tribe. There I expand on topics explored in the podcast, go live once a week, and share unique context exclusively for this community. If this episode got your wheels turning and you're ready to take self-exploration to the next level in the New Year, click HERE to pick up a copy of my guided journal Treasured: a journal for unearthing you. And click HERE to learn more about The Unleashing You Relationship Course to deepen the most important relationship in your life, the one between you and you.  Get weekly doses of encouragement. Instagram Pinterest  Facebook LinkedIn

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Mar 8

32 min 20 sec

Have you ever been caught off guard, or felt like a deer in headlights when presented with a BIG opportunity??? ⁣ Well, there's actually a reason many of us experience this feeling and the answer may surprise you. In this week's solocast I explore 3 reasons why this happens and 3 things you can do about it.⁣ Enjoy! If you're a woman looking for some additional support, I'd love to invite you to join my private FB group - The Treasured Tribe. There I expand on topics explored in the podcast, go live once a week, and share unique context exclusively for this community. If this episode got your wheels turning and you're ready to take self-exploration to the next level in the New Year, click HERE to pick up a copy of my guided journal Treasured: a journal for unearthing you. And click HERE to learn more about The Unleashing You Relationship Course to deepen the most important relationship in your life, the one between you and you.  Get weekly doses of encouragement. Instagram Pinterest  Facebook LinkedIn

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Mar 2

18 min 58 sec

What's your desire telling you? ⁣When I'm working with clients, I like to say that our desire is always calling us to reach for more, and is usually the step BEFORE the step. For example:⁣ * We feel hunger before we reach for a snack.⁣ * We feel thirst before we reach for a glass of water. ⁣ * We feel DESIRE before we:⁣ ⁣ ✔️Set a goal.⁣ ✔️Make a plan.⁣ ✔️Start to change. ⁣ ⁣ In this week's solocast, I explore desire and all the ways it could be letting you know you're ready for more. ⁣ Enjoy! If you're a woman looking for some additional support, I'd love to invite you to join my private FB group - The Treasured Tribe. There I expand on topics explored in the podcast, go live once a week, and share unique context exclusively for this community. If this episode got your wheels turning and you're ready to take self-exploration to the next level in the New Year, click HERE to pick up a copy of my guided journal Treasured: a journal for unearthing you. And click HERE to learn more about The Unleashing You Relationship Course to deepen the most important relationship in your life, the one between you and you.  Get weekly doses of encouragement. Instagram Pinterest  Facebook LinkedIn

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Feb 15

14 min 55 sec

Jealousy is often seen as a negative emotion. And let's be honest, it doesn't feel that great when we experience it. ⁣ ⁣ BUT, what does it look like if we approach our jealousy with a little compassionate curiosity? In my experience, jealousy is calling our attention to deeper desire that we may not be fully aware we have.  When we're riding the jealousy train, we might find ourselves falling into the following rabbit holes: Comparison⁣ Criticism Complaining⁣ ⁣Here's 3 things jealousy it might be telling you.⁣ ⁣ ->There's something here I want for myself.⁣ ->I need more of this in my life.⁣ ->I'm really ready to make this change.⁣ Enjoy! If you're a woman looking for some additional support, I'd love to invite you to join my private FB group - The Treasured Tribe. There I expand on topics explored in the podcast, go live once a week, and share unique context exclusively for this community. If this episode got your wheels turning and you're ready to take self-exploration to the next level in the New Year, click HERE to pick up a copy of my guided journal Treasured: a journal for unearthing you. And click HERE to learn more about The Unleashing You Relationship Course to deepen the most important relationship in your life, the one between you and you.  Get weekly doses of encouragement. Instagram Pinterest  Facebook LinkedIn

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Feb 7

14 min 37 sec

Meet Kate Kennett - coach, mother, teacher, friend, and fellow whale lover. She's worn a lot of hats in her professional life, but one of things I love most about her story, and this interview, is how she's approached change head-on and with humility. ⁣ Her experiences have taught her the value in saying "Yes" - even when you don't feel ready, and how to learn from every mistake. More importantly, she wants to help you do the same. ⁣ One of my favorite takeaways from this episode - “Ask yourself why, until there’s no more why left.”⁣ ⁣Sit back, relax, and get ready for some BIG belly laughs. ⁣ ⁣Enjoy! If you're a woman looking for some additional support, I'd love to invite you to join my private FB group - The Treasured Tribe. There I expand on topics explored in the podcast, go live once a week, and share unique context exclusively for this community. If this episode got your wheels turning and you're ready to take self-exploration to the next level in the New Year, click HERE to pick up a copy of my guided journal Treasured: a journal for unearthing you. And click HERE to learn more about The Unleashing You Relationship Course to deepen the most important relationship in your life, the one between you and you.  Get weekly doses of encouragement. Instagram Pinterest  Facebook LinkedIn

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Jan 27

1 hr 27 min

Hello! And welcome to the FIRST solo-cast of 2021! Beneath the desire to attract more loving relationships is the need to become more loving to ourselves.  In this week's episode I explore what this has looked like in my own life, the live's of others, and ways to become more loving to ourselves. I hope you're ready to sit back, relax, and enjoy. If you're a woman looking for some additional support, I'd love to invite you to join my new private FB group - The Treasured Tribe. There I expand on topics explored in the podcast, go live once a week, and share unique context exclusively for this community. If this episode got your wheels turning and you're ready to take self-exploration to the next level in the New Year, click HERE to pick up a copy of my guided journal Treasured: a journal for unearthing you. Get weekly doses of encouragement. Instagram Pinterest  Facebook LinkedIn

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Jan 4

19 min 9 sec

A new baby-cast!⁣ I had the pleasure of interviewing Marianne Talkovski, licensed acupuncturist & Chinese herbalist for a 2nd time. In this episode we explore my fertility journey and how that has unlocked some transformational healing in ALL areas of my life. ⁣ ⁣ Though we're talking a lot about fertility and pregnancy, there are so many universal applications to what Marianne has to share. ⁣ ⁣ We explore the relationship between:⁣ *Surrender & Resistance⁣ *Drive & Laziness⁣ *Creation & Control⁣ ⁣ If you enjoyed this episode let me hear from you! Enjoy! Want to connect with Marianne? Click HERE.⁣ If this episode got your wheels turning and you're ready to take self-exploration to the next level in the New Year, click HERE to pick up a copy of my guided journal Treasured: a journal for unearthing you. Get weekly doses of encouragement. Instagram Pinterest  Facebook LinkedIn    

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Jan 4

1 hr 8 min

The condition of our physical body's is closely connected to our mental health, and the stress of 2020 has taken a toll. Before you set your New Years resolutions, I'd HIGHLY encourage you to take the time to listen to my conversation with nutritionist, coach, and founder of Erica Ballard Health - Erica Ballard. In this episode we explore why success and sustainability are so connected to how you feel on the way to accomplishing your goals. This is a no BS conversation about what's often not explored when women talk about "getting healthy" or "getting in shape"... getting smaller. We talk about what health looks like from all shapes and sizes, and how not being honest with ourselves about what we're really looking for can lead to anxiety and self-sabotage. One of my favorite takeaways from our conversation was this, "If you're not enjoying the process of getting healthy, you're not going to maintain the results." Programs or methods that aren't fun along the way WON'T be fun to continue! So simple, and so true. The same can be said for ANY goal, intention, or resolution.  Before sitting in front of you calendar, white board, or journal, pop in your earbuds and join us in this week's episode of Don't Cut Your Own Bangs. Enjoy! Want to hire Erica? Click here.  If this episode got your wheels turning and you're ready to take self-exploration to the next level for the New Year, click HERE to pick up a copy of my guided journal Treasured: a journal for unearthing you. Get weekly doses of encouragement. Instagram Pinterest  Facebook LinkedIn    

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Dec 2020

1 hr 8 min

Have you ever looked at your closet and felt like you had nothing to wear? Have you ever regretted an online purchase? Have you ever dreaded getting dressed? If your answer was "yes" to any or all of these questions, this week's podcast is for you. Meet Nicole Busch, professional stylist. Her mission is to help you fall in love with your - Space Style Self Together we explore the value that getting dressed has on our on our mental health. How social media marketing can be beautiful, but how equally important it is to understand the artistry (work!) behind a photo.  And the value in every purchase, even when it seems like a bargain. Enjoy! Want to hire Nicole? Click here.  If this episode got your wheels turning and you're ready to take self-exploration to the next level and click HERE to pick up a copy of my guided journal Treasured: a journal for unearthing you. Get weekly doses of encouragement. Instagram Pinterest  Facebook LinkedIn  

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Dec 2020

1 hr 21 min

This episode is very near and dear to my heart. It's the first highlight reel for the show!  I can remember so clearly how terrified I was. Sitting down with Jen Edds, and telling her👇🏻⁣ ⁣ "I think maybe I might want to possibly start a podcast...(trails off into nervous mumbles and drools 🤤 slightly)"⁣ ⁣ I remember telling myself things like:⁣ ⁣ •Learning the technology is too hard, too time consuming and expensive.⁣ •I don't have anything to say.⁣ •There are already enough better, more qualified people, having the conversations I was interested in having.⁣ ⁣ Almost 2 years later, buckets of stress sweat💦 and A LOT of learning ⁣ I made a thing! ⁣ ⁣ I made a beautiful thing that I'm proud of and that - I. LOVE. TO. MAKE. A podcast called Don’t Cut Your Own Bangs.⁣ ⁣ ✨75 episodes in⁣ ✨Over 10,000 downloads⁣ ✨In 14 countries⁣ ✨100,000 laughs later⁣ ⁣ I can't wait to keep connecting with you. Thank you for your time & your attention. Both are invaluable and irreplaceable. ⁣ ⁣ I created an episode that includes some of my favorite Don’t Cut Your Own Bang moments. ⁣ I'm not exaggerating when I tell you they'll make you laugh, cry, and laugh 'til you cry.⁣ ⁣ Enjoy! ⁣ If this episode got your wheels turning and you're ready to take self-exploration to the next level and click HERE to pick up a copy of my guided journal Treasured: a journal for unearthing you. Get weekly doses of encouragement. Instagram Pinterest  Facebook LinkedIn

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Dec 2020

1 hr 3 min

This is one tasty episode with the founder of Revival Food Co., Rachel Klein.  Rachel makes craft almond butter, you'll actually enjoy! Free of palm oil, sugar, peanuts, and non-GMO this butter is packed with flavor. Potentially even better then the butter's taste, is the story of how it came to be!  In this episode, you'll hear how a sweet party favor became a best selling product on the shelves at Walmart and Walmart.com. She also shares some of the lessons she's learned along the way in business and in life. "Be where you are." If I could sum up her experience it would be -> A business based on values doesn't make important decisions easy, but it can make them simple. Enjoy! If this episode got your wheels turning and you're ready to take self-exploration to the next level and click HERE to pick up a copy of my guided journal Treasured: a journal for unearthing you. Get weekly doses of encouragement. Instagram Pinterest  Facebook LinkedIn

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Nov 2020

50 min 2 sec

If you're dealing with burnout, anxiety, or compassion fatigue this one's for you. Or if you're looking for a place to hear: "You're not alone." "It's not just you." Then this is DEFINITELY the podcast for you.  Meet Liesel Mertes - keynote speaker, trainer, and host of the podcast Handle with Care. Liesel coaches leaders and business professionals about the power of empathy in the workplace.  Not only does she come prepared with expertise and some mind blowing stats from 2018: 82% of employees would consider leaving their work for a more empathetic employer.  78% would work longer hours for a more empathetic employer. She also shares parts of her own journey that lead to the work she does today: "My journey through loss has dramatically changed my perspective on what it means to be well." There's so much podcasty-goodness in this episode. I hope wherever you're listening, it's with a piece a pie! Enjoy! If this episode got your wheels turning and you're ready to take self-exploration to the next level and click HERE to pick up a copy of my guided journal Treasured: a journal for unearthing you. Get weekly doses of encouragement. Instagram Pinterest  Facebook LinkedIn

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Nov 2020

1 hr 7 min

Professional podcast manager and co-host of Two Sisters and a Cult, Alesia Galati and I explore questions like: How do I know what are my original thoughts vs my training? What do I really want my life to look like? What does it mean when the people our lives don’t agree? We relate on a shared sentiment of being in our mid 20’s, looking around at our lives and asking, “Who’s life am I really living?” We also explore the impact of someone you admire confirming the worst fear you have about yourself and how this affects behavior, “This must be true. It’s the thing I’ve been afraid to admit to myself and they see it too.” We also talk about the differences between being led to follow our own instincts vs following someone else’s. Similarities between how cult leaders lead and current coaching and marketing strategies. The core lesson we come back to over and over again - at the end of the day the person who’s trust you must keep is your own. Enjoy! If this episode got your wheels turning and you're ready to take self-exploration to the next level and click HERE to pick up a copy of my guided journal Treasured: a journal for unearthing you. Get weekly doses of encouragement. Instagram Pinterest  Facebook LinkedIn

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Nov 2020

56 min 39 sec

My boo David Dellen is back and we’re talking about our journey over the last two years with all things:⁣ 💚Baby’s ⁣ 💚Fertility⁣ 💚Parenting (in theory)⁣ ⁣ In this episode we laugh at each other, and ourselves, A LOT as we explore our “best guesses” with what it means to become parents, how we hope to be, and the thoughts that keep us up tonight. ⁣ ⁣ I know I may be bias, but he’s my favorite person. And together, we’re making a person. So, yeah… this episode was pretty fun. ⁣ If you want to go back and hear our first episode together - check out Season 1, ep. 9. Or click here. If this episode got your wheels turning and you're ready to take self-exploration to the next level and click HERE to pick up a copy of my guided journal Treasured: a journal for unearthing you. Get weekly doses of encouragement. Instagram Pinterest  Facebook LinkedIn

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Nov 2020

1 hr 5 min

What does it mean to be honest with ourselves, others, and still hold space for compassion? What does it look like to disagree, and not lose ourselves in the process? How can we make a positive/meaningful impact on the world, while still allowing people to be who they are? These are BIG questions, which is why I needed to sit down with a thought leader who's got some BIG insights - leadership coach Teresa Sabatine. Since our last interview (ep. 16), Teresa has created two new programs, started a weekly IGTV series, and has shifted her advocacy work to a new level. I'm so excited to sit down with her again, and share her insights with you! Enjoy! Connect with Teresa and learn more about her programs HERE. If this episode got your wheels turning and you're ready to take self-exploration to the next level and click HERE to pick up a copy of my guided journal Treasured: a journal for unearthing you. Get weekly doses of encouragement. Instagram Pinterest  Facebook LinkedIn

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Oct 2020

1 hr 3 min

We're bringing it back from the Don't Cut Your Own Bangs archive - Ep. 12 with Jen Edds. ⁣ Since we're focusing on values this week, I thought it’d be the perfect time to feature a friend of the podcast who embodies quality, character, and lives in alignment with their values. ⁣ Jen is driven to help other podcasters succeed. I remember every time I got scared to press record 🎤 or how to work with new software, she'd always bring me back to 👇🏻⁣ ⁣ ✅”Why are you doing a podcast?" ⁣ ✅”Why is this important to you?" ⁣ ✅”That's what matters and the rest will work itself out."⁣ ⁣ When I would get caught up in the trappings of a clever idea or new element I wanted to add to the show, she'd gently ask, "How will this add value to your listener? Is this something they're going to care about?"⁣ ⁣ She takes the art of communication seriously, without taking herself too seriously. AND she's created a course to help other podcasters like me get over their fear and get their message out in the world. ⁣   Connect with Jen HERE.   Enjoy! Take self-exploration to the next level and click HERE to pick up a copy of my guided journal Treasured: a journal for unearthing you. Get weekly doses of encouragement. Instagram Pinterest  Facebook LinkedIn

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Oct 2020

58 min 10 sec

Ahhhh connection. The heartbeat of relationships and the reason we communicate.  Coming out of a two week communication challenge felt like the perfect time to introduce this topic for one VERY important reason. -> We are BURNT OUT. Maybe today you're having a good day, maybe you're not. Either way, it's ok, you're not alone, and I get it. What I know for sure is what I feel, and what I'm being told. And that's a weekly mix of tired, weary, anxious, burnout, isolated, and tense.  In this podcast I explore some of the language we use when we're close to burnout and how reconnecting with ourselves, others, and our purpose can bring healing and relief.  Enjoy! If you want to take this self-exploration further, click HERE to pick up a copy of my guided journal Treasured: a journal for unearthing you. Get weekly doses of encouragement. Instagram Pinterest  Facebook LinkedIn

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Sep 2020

13 min 22 sec

In week 2 of our communication challenge, I've diving deep into the most important - and often most undervalued - part to communication: What we hear. How we interpret what we hear. And how the first to determine how we choose to respond. If you've ever found yourself repeating a conversation in your head after the fact, walked away feeling more confused than ever, or asked yourself, "What did they mean by that?" This podcast is for you! In this episode I explore 3 steps I love to use when approaching important conversations and what they look like in practice. To join the challenge and receive your free mediations, click HERE. Enjoy! Get weekly doses of encouragement. Instagram Pinterest  Facebook LinkedIn

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Sep 2020

23 min 26 sec

As part of this week's Communication Challenge, I'm stepping up to the mic to talk about some of my personal experience with challenging conversations - Putting my foot in my mouth Missing the point entirely Saying nothing at all I know I'm not alone here, and you aren't either. In this episode I explore 3 steps I love to use when approaching important conversations and what they look like in practice. To join the challenge and receive your free mediations, click HERE. Enjoy! Get weekly doses of encouragement. Instagram Pinterest  Facebook LinkedIn

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Sep 2020

16 min 29 sec

Meet Nick Carter, founder and creator of Market Wagon. An online farmers market where you can buy food directly from local farmers and artisans while enjoying the convenience of delivery.  As fourth generation farmer, Nick knows a thing or two about food. In this conversation we talk about farming, growing our own food, the future of food delivery services, and how the unique pressures of global pandemic impacted his business. If you love food, love to eat, and love to learn from other people's experiences this is definitely the episode for you.  Enjoy! Get weekly doses of encouragement. Instagram Pinterest  Facebook LinkedIn  

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Sep 2020

49 min 40 sec

All feelings are created equal and deserve a seat at the table. BUT are feelings all communicated equally? Eh…. Not so much.⁣ Introducing “I feel” vs. “I feel like”⁣ What’s the difference? “I feel” -> requires awareness, acknowledgement, and vulnerability.⁣ “I feel like” -> is an opportunity to continue telling you why I’m upset & what you’ve done wrong, while trying to sounding polite.⁣ Have you ever fallen into this trap? I have! It’s easy to do.⁣ Our feelings provide powerful insights into our lives. Think of yourself as an emotional scientist collecting data on your life. You want to gather and share the most accurate findings possible. Right? ⁣ In this podcast I explore three of my favorite ways to get clear and communicate in a way that best serves you and those around you. Enjoy! Get weekly doses of encouragement. Instagram Pinterest  Facebook LinkedIn  

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Aug 2020

18 min 51 sec

Being gaslit can feel like you're carrying a lunch tray and someone smacks it up in your face. It wasn't your doing, but somehow you're the one with chocolate pudding and pizza all over your clothes. It's messy, confusing, and often leaves you doubting yourself.  In this week's solo cast, I'm exploring gaslighting. What it means. What it sounds like. What it does. And more importantly -> How to work through it. If you'd like to take this exploration further, check out my new guided journal Treasured - a journal for unearthing you.  Enjoy! Get weekly doses of encouragement. Instagram Pinterest  Facebook LinkedIn  

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Aug 2020

13 min 21 sec

Tamra Andress wears a lot of hats. She's purpose driven coach, author, retreat coordinator, ordained minister, podcast host, and mother of two. In this week's episode we talk about what it means to say yes to what serves you and how to offer a whole-hearted "No." We also talk about the value of accountability, service, and how worthiness can be a key following through and feeling like we're living in the driver's seat of our lives. This episode was an absolute blast to record. I hope you're ready to sit back, relax, and fall in love with Tamra Andress.  Enjoy! Get weekly doses of encouragement. Instagram Pinterest  Facebook LinkedIn Want to connect with Tamra? Check out the links below! Website Facebook Instagram Podcast

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Aug 2020

1 hr 1 min

Meet Asia Coffee - Cake designer, educator, mother, and business woman.  Asia is an artist who wants to share her love of cake decorating and design with the world. With over 1,000 youtube subscribers, Asia teaches viewers how to make their own sprinkles, pipe buttercream, and work with color.  In this episode we talk about Asia's design inspiration, how she got started in the world of cake decoration, and how to move forward in the face of uncertainty.  My two favorite takeaways from this episode: 1. Start small and see what happens. 2. Don't quit during the ugly phase. She may have been talking about cakes, but these lessons apply to all walks of life. You can find Asia on Instagram & Youtube. I hope you're ready to dive into this delicious episode. Enjoy! Get weekly doses of encouragement. Instagram Pinterest  Facebook LinkedIn

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Aug 2020

50 min 25 sec

Have you ever had an interaction with someone, walked away feeling one way, only to find out the other person seemed to have a completely different conversation? I see situations like this escalate when people start to blend facts with feelings, or present their feelings as factual. Some core truths you'll hear in this episode ⬇️ 1. If you're feeling an emotion that emotion is true for you 2. Not everyone needs to agree with your perspective for it to be true 3. There are Truths with a capital 'T' - aka facts that are indisputable like gravity 4. There are relative truths - like time slowing down when you're bored 5. The emotional responses you have to the experiences of your life are true, even if someone else's experience was different.

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Jul 2020

10 min 46 sec

Meet Gary Noesner - author, instructor, investigator, and FBI negotiator.  Gary served as the lead hostage negotiator during the first 25 days of the 51 day siege in Waco TX. His book Stalling for Time, My life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator became the framework with the Netflix mini-series WACO.  In his words, "I've talked about WACO more in the past couple months than in my entire career, but if you don't know history you're destined to repeat it." We explore what it feels like to be negotiating relationships from every angle in crisis situations, and how the lessons from these experiences can apply to everyday life. There were so many great parts of this conversation, but my favorite takeaway is this: The best answer you can give is the most truthful - even if it's, "I don't know." Get weekly doses of encouragement. Instagram Pinterest  Facebook LinkedIn

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Jul 2020

1 hr 19 min

Energy is often associated with sleep - wanting more of it and not getting enough of it. But what if our energy level was an indication of the contents of our minds and hearts? In this solo-cast I'm exploring the energy behind what we think, feel, say, and do. More importantly, how we can use this isight to shift towards feeling more energized and uplifted.   In this episode you can expect: some personal examples form my life how it's helped me make some positive changes in my journal prompts you can use for some at home self-reflection  Enjoy! Get weekly doses of encouragement. Instagram Pinterest  Facebook LinkedIn

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Jul 2020

10 min 23 sec

Procrastination is often considered a sign of laziness or lack of motivation. But what if it meant something else? In this solocast I explore what it means for me, how I've seen it affect clients, and share a VERY recent example of procrastination from a podcast interview I did this week. Join me in this short exploration of procrastination and the hidden meanings it could be revealing to you!    Get weekly doses of encouragement. Instagram Pinterest  Facebook LinkedIn

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Jul 2020

12 min 48 sec

Meet Sonja Overhiser from A Coule Cooks. What began 10 years ago as an attempt to throw better dinner parties, has grown into a nationally recognized food, wellness, and lifestyle blog. Sonja and her husband Alex, took their love of food, connection, & community and build a multifaceted business driven by their love nutrient dense food, supporting their community, and keeping it simple.  In this conversation we talk about their first national tv appearance on The Today Show, their new cookbook Pretty Simple Cooking, and how they've learned to take 'the next right step' with their business.  Here are a couple of my favorite quotes from the episode: "It doesn't have to be complicated, but it isn't always easy." "What are the rhythms I need to understand in my life?" I know you're going to enjoy every delicious part of this episode. So, get ready to sit back, relax, and fall in love with A Couple of Cooks' - Sonja Overhiser.  Get weekly doses of encouragement. Instagram Pinterest  Facebook LinkedIn

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Jul 2020

52 min 28 sec

In this episode we're welcoming back an old friend Alex Perry, of Practically Speaking. Since we first sat down in season 1, Alex has done a Ted Talk, written and published her first book Minivan Mogul, and started a podcast of her own - Practically Speaking with Alex. We talk about what it looks like to be powerful as a mother, speaker, author and entrepreneur and how embracing her mini-van fueled her creative fire and became her personal super power. What used to be a form of self-deprecation became the center of her story and the beginning of her next phase in fully embracing herself. Here's one of her road rules - "It's ok to stop and ask for directions." We laughed so much in this episode, and it was a true joy to interview her again. I can't wait for you to laugh along with us.   Find more ways to connect with Alex HERE. Get weekly doses of encouragement. Instagram Pinterest  Facebook LinkedIn

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Jul 2020

1 hr 14 min

What does it mean to love our body when the world seems hyper focused on reminding us what's wrong with it? Well, Amber Romaniuk from The No Sugar Coating Podcast has some answers.  As an emotional eating, hormone, and digestive expert - Amber is passionate about exploring our relationship with food, loving ourselves, battling perfection, and trusting our body. In this episode we talk about the relationships between Trust and Control Boundaries and Restriction Perfection and Growth Her passion for this content is palpable and this episode is emotionally nutrient dense. We talk about the transformations she's experienced in her own life, how that affects her work with clients, and how thinking "it's just me" can keep us silent and trapped in our pain. At the end we also bond over being 6 years old "buying friends" with candy, and letting a bully borrow my hamster. Enjoy! Find more ways to connect with Amber HERE. Get weekly doses of encouragement. Instagram Pinterest  Facebook LinkedIn

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Jun 2020

1 hr 17 min

Today's episode is all about healing. Specifically as it relates to - emotional healing emotional recovery emotional work About a week ago a client that I'd been working with for about 5 months asked me, "How do you know when you're done?" We explored the question for a little while, and what became clear was that she wanted to know - "...when I've healed what I need to heal, and how do I really know when I've made progress?" The short answer is that the less activated a painful emotion is in you - anger, grief, worry, sadness, frustration, etc. - indicates how healed a memory, experience, or relationship is within you.  I this episode I explore the language we use to identify where healing work is needed. For example - Feeling activated vs Triggered  I also dig into a recent experience in my life where I had some healing work to do and how I navigated that process.  I hope you enjoy listening to this week's episode as much I enjoyed making it. Enjoy! If you'd like to find more ways to stay connected with me, check our the links below! Get weekly doses of encouragement. Instagram Pinterest  Facebook LinkedIn

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Jun 2020

25 min 57 sec

For all those stuck between two passions, two choices, two careers... today's podcast is for you. Meet Jennifer Spoelma, career coach, fellow podcaster, and entrepreneur.  In this episode we explore the stories we tell ourselves and how they can inform choices we make with our career. Such as: What our career needs to look like. What does being committed really mean?  What it means to be "serious" about a career. In her words - "I specialize in helping creative professionals hone in on their strengths and develop their foresight. That’s the secret to making confident, aligned and successful career decisions that lead to long-term happiness." If you love this episode and want more ways to connect with Jennifer, here are 3 great options: Website Instagram Podcast If you'd like to find more ways to stay connected with me, check our the links below! Get weekly doses of encouragement. Instagram Pinterest  Facebook

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Jun 2020

1 hr 16 min

Meet Meet Marianne Talkovski -  licensed acupuncturist, esthetician, organic skincare expert, and Transformational Coaching MASTER CERTIFIED Coach. She guides her clients to find their most authentic expression of beauty in radical self-acceptance, regardless of the messages our culture has inundated us with to consume, perfect, compare, critique and feel less than enough. In this episode we explore the connection between our emotions and our body how to approach our emotions as teachers why awareness is the key to physical and emotional healing We also talk about beauty culture, and how laugh lines are a sign of a well lived life. We shared several deep belly laughs during this episode. And I’ve learned that according to Chinese medicine laughter is healing for the heart. From my heart to yours, here's my conversation with Marianne. Ways to connect with Marianne: Website   Instagram Services Let's stay connected! Get weekly doses of encouragement. Instagram Pinterest  Facebook

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Jun 2020

1 hr 15 min

In 2014, Kris Taylor published her first book - The Leader's Guide to Turbulent Times. She had no way of knowing just how right she'd be about "turbulent times", and 6 years later how much we'd all benefit from her knowledge. Kris Taylor is a speaker, author, educator and founder of Evergreen Leadership.   I first met Kris at a workshop she was leading along side of fellow coaches Caroline Dowd-Higgins, and my dear friend and former Don't Cut Your Own Bangs guest Lindsay Boccardo. It was at this workshop that I first admitted - out loud - that I wanted to make a podcast. The confidence and clarity to go from having an idea to making it a reality came as a direct result from Kris and this workshop.  This was a wonderful full-circle moment for me. Kris was as gracious and generous in this interview as she was the first time I met her. I know you're going to love her too. Enjoy! Ways to connect with me: Instagram Facebook Pinterest   Resources just for you: Treasured Journal Treasured Tribe Unleashing You Relationship Course

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May 2020

59 min 1 sec

In today's solocast I explore two questions about goals: When are goals necessary to make meaningful things happen in our lives? How do when know when it's time to abandon a goal, and move on? Somewhere in the middle of answering these questions I explore goals and expectations goals and disappointment goals and accomplishment And most of all: goals and emotions Whether it's a personal goal, business goal, or creative goal - our goals are driven by an emotional desire - worthy, important, accomplished, accepted, maybe even RELIEVED. Want some more help to tackle goals? Click on the following blog links below! Find Success , by getting Curious. Patience: The Gift of Time. Ways to connect with me: Instagram Facebook Pinterest   Resources just for you: Treasured Journal Treasured Tribe Unleashing You Relationship Course

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May 2020

9 min 27 sec

Senior stylist at Bobby Cooper Salon , Corey Sleet joins me on this episode to talk about his journey as a kid from Gary, IN working side jobs to buy Air Jordans, to becoming one of the leading professionals in his field. I first sat in his chair over 7yrs ago, and what I appreciate most about Corey is his unique blend of humor, honesty, and professionalism.  Today he's fully in his element, with a consistent waitlist of clients, traveling all over the country applying color, and inspiring clients to take a selfie with their fresh new do.  In this episode we talk about what it means to have a vision for your future what happens when doubt sets in setting a goal anyway making a dream a reality Enjoy!    

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May 2020

1 hr 9 min

In today's solocast I explore how a 3yr old Facebook memory helped me access joy and appreciation for myself.  May 14th, 2017 I graduated with my masters degree. May 15th, 2017 I started my first day of work as a therapist in private practice. I remember seeing that memory and feeling all at once -  "Oh my God. It's only been 3yrs?" And also -  "Oh my God. It's ONLY been 3yrs!" I started thinking about joy. More specifically, what limits joy? When we want something in our lives so deeply, it can become difficult to hold space for both the desire of a dream coming true and the distance between where we are now and where we want to be.  This can look like: Wanting a meaningful career Wanting a healthy relationship Wanting to start a family Disappointment, frustration, loneliness, and grief can feel like waves crashing onto shore that wash you out to sea. What if the absence of joy is cursing the waves, and joy itself is the recognition of learning to ride them? Here's the link to a podcast I reference being interviewed on -> Career Foresight: Future of work for creative professionals.  I also reference a miscarriage I experienced last year. Not wanting to detail the experience in this episode, I've linked it for you -> A Miscarriage: Shock, loss, grief, and learning.

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May 2020

11 min 55 sec

Meet Candace - Chief Foodie & Spice Creator @FoodLoveTog. We had so much fun in this episode. This woman is passionate about food, family, and and bringing communities together around the dinner table.  Candace is one of the leading members of Indy Women and Food and focuses on community engagement for the Patachou Foundation in Indianapolis.  She's also created her own brand of seasonings > check them out HERE. In her words, "The FoodLoveTog is a food and recipe site, cooking school and spice brand. It is where food and creativity collide.  I fell in love with food over at a young age. From cooking for my family to teaching healthy recipes to community groups, FoodLoveTog has been my vehicle to all things good eats."  Ways to connect with me: Instagram Facebook Pinterest   Resources just for you: Treasured Journal Treasured Tribe Unleashing You Relationship Course

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May 2020

52 min 47 sec