As the founder of ignite your pod, Josh takes entrepreneurs, hobbyists, and everyone in between from initial idea to Episode 1 and beyond. Josh got his start founding and producing The PurposeGirl Podcast, doing all the behind-the-scenes magic, from managing the equipment to setting up the interviews, from editing to publishing and distributing the episodes, and so much more. The PurposeGirl Podcast has now released over 100 weekly episodes, featuring everyone from NY Times best sellers to top researchers in the field of psychology to influential artists, has hit top 20 rankings in dozens of countries around the world, and has attracted several major sponsors. In addition to supporting podcasters and soon-to-be-podcasters one-on-one, Josh also teaches local podcasting classes in the Philadelphia area.
Did you know that most women's products, diet plans and exercise programs you may have come across in your life were actually designed with very little information on how your body really works? As a matter of fact, it was not until 1993 that the female body was even included in pharmaceutical studies – before that time, believe or not, all women related products were tested on 140 pound men! Sad but true: So much designed for women has been developed by an industry created by men decades ago. In this episode of The PurposeGirl Podcast, I’m fortunate to be joined by Dr. Beth Westie, author of the best selling book The Female Fat Solution, the creator of the 12 Week Female Fat Solution Challenge, and the host of The Female Health Solution Podcast. Dr. Westie shares with us some solid information concerning the way our diet, sleep and stress level affects the functioning of our body, and how we can take on some easy healthy practices in order to bring some balance to our every-day life. Dr. Westie and I discuss the following: The female body is constantly changing: Figure out where your body is at, and then what your actual goals are. It’s important to set healthy, achievable goals, not unreachable and therefore frustrating objectives. When it comes to weight loss goals, society has taught women that they must suffer through the process: “no pain, no gain.” The female body needs the fats, the carbs and all those things that most women think of as banned, since those are actual fuel for their bodies. Stress and sleep have a direct effect on women’s weight. Shifting your nutrition throughout the month is a great way to keep balance regarding your hormones and your cycles. You can connect with Dr. Beth Westie on Instagram (@drbethwestie) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/drbethwestie), and subscribe to her YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/c/drbethwestie). You can also listen to her podcast at www.drbethwestie.com/podcast It would really mean a lot to me if you would go to Apple Podcasts and leave me a review (hopefully a great one!), leave a 5 star rating, subscribe to this podcast so you never miss an episode, and download the episodes! And please spread the word and help our community grow! Thank you so much spending your time with me! And if you aren’t following me already, you can find me on Instagram and Facebook, and click here to receive my newsletter. May you live purposefully, may you love yourself, and may you love life. Bye for now! About Dr. Beth Westie Dr. Beth is the author of the Best Selling book, The Female Fat Solution, the creator of the 12 Week Female Fat Solution Challenge, and the host of The Female Health Solution Podcast. She has made it her mission to change the way women view their health. Traveling the country to educate and empower women to take their health into their own hands, she uses nutrition to help women work with the natural cycle of their bodies to achieve lasting weight loss results.
Scientific research has proven that we humans have developed the practice of classifying and discriminating things in order to make it easier for us to process our reality. This basically means that our brain feels more comfortable labeling and then placing stuff into well-defined boxes. Unfortunately, it seems that our society has also adopted this method when it comes to dealing with gender, and many people have therefore learned to conceive of all gender-related issues as either male or female.     In this episode of The PurposeGirl Podcast, I’m fortunate to be joined by Dr. Jennifer Booker. Dr. Jennifer Booker has three engineering degrees and just completed a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. She came out as transgender in 2013, and in 2019 published her story of coming out and going through transition in “The New Normal: Coming Out as Transgender in Midlife.” Jennifer shares with us how attending a presentation at the Fringe Festival in Philadelphia almost 10 years ago served as the starting point of a deep journey of self-discovery and later her gender transition.   In this episode, Dr. Booker and I discuss the following: Despite the latest social progress, transgender people’s rights are still being debated.   The concept of gender is far more complex, both physically and emotionally, than the social male/female convention. The importance of being true to ourselves, and the positive impact that can have on the way you feel. The fear of becoming our authentic selves is one of the things that can hold us from living our purpose. You can connect with Dr. Jennifer Booker at www.docjennifer.org It would really mean a lot to me if you would go to Apple Podcasts and leave me a review (hopefully a great one!), leave a 5 star rating, subscribe to this podcast so you never miss an episode, and download the episodes! And please spread the word and help our community grow! Thank you so much spending your time with me! And if you aren’t following me already, you can find me on Instagram and Facebook, and click here to receive my newsletter. May you live purposefully, may you love yourself, and may you love life. Bye for now! About Dr. Jennifer Booker Dr. Jennifer Booker has three engineering degrees and just completed a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. After careers in the aerospace and defense industries, and as a computing professor, she is starting a career in nursing. She came out as transgender in 2013, and in 2019 published her story of coming out and going through transition in “The New Normal: Coming Out as Transgender in Midlife.”
I’ve had a five-year pregnancy journey full of incredible highs and terrible lows, and while I’ve mentioned it in passing, this is the first time I’m really opening up and sharing in detail – including life-threatening complications. If all goes as hoped, I’ll be birthing my wonderful boy, my PurposeBoy, two weeks from the release of this episode, and in the next few solo episodes I’ll be sharing my experiences of new motherhood with you! But I want to share my full journey with you as when we have challenges, we often don’t talk about it, and I want us to change that. I also want to share how I processed all the challenges so you can move through any challenge you face too. In this episode I talk about… My own pregnancy journey, with its many challenges along the way My two miscarriages Being diagnosed at week 17 with a very serious and rare medical condition How I approached this pregnancy in the feminine, from using my voice to holding a women’s circle in the fertility clinic Fighting for what you deeply believe in, and never giving up Learning to ask the right questions, turning the “I can’t” into “How can I”? You can’t always control what life throws at you but you can choose what you do with it And if you’re listening to this the week it comes out, and you want to know your purpose and do something now to be part of the massive change this world needs, check out my new Goddess on Purpose DIY course: purposegirl.com/diy – It’s 8 modules, 35 video lessons, 8 workbooks with 50 pages of exercises for you to discover your purpose and birth it while I birth Baby. This is available only for a few days and at a seriously reduced rate before I go off on maternity leave. If you haven’t yet joined the PurposeGirl newsletter, join now to get weekly inspirational and motivational messages, to be the first to know about new teaching and coaching opportunities for you to RISE in Purpose and to get baby updates while I'm on maternity leave! http://carinrockind.com/newsletter Also, if you haven’t yet left your 5 star review for The PurposeGirl Podcast, head over to Apple Podcasts and do so, plus subscribe to this podcast so you never miss an episode! And please spread the word and help our community grow! Your reviews and subscriptions are how women all over the world find us – together we’re changing the world, one woman at a time! Thank you so much spending your time with me! And if you aren’t following me already, you can find me on Instagram, click here to join the PurposeGirls Facebook Group, and click here to receive my newsletter. May you live purposefully, may you love yourself, and may you love life. Bye for now!
In this episode of The PurposeGirl Podcast, I’m fortunate to be joined by Sophie Williams, author and Marketing and Operations specialist with a focus on organic social media, who loves thinking about intersectional identities (especially race and gender) and how they shape our experiences of the world. She’s also an active and vocal anti-racism advocate. In this episode, Sophie Williams and I discuss the following: The challenges in using terminology such as BAME, BIPOC, and black The importance of taking some sort of action, even if imperfect, and not letting the fear of taking imperfect action paralyze you The meaning of allyship (as it pertains to race) How to be an ally (and how not to be) White privilege How white privilege shows up in job opportunities and advancement Sophie’s experience as a black woman COO The wage gap, both by gender and by race Her upcoming book, Millennial Black You can learn more about Sophie Williams and her work on her website (http://sophiewilliamsofficial.com/) and at her Instagram account (https://www.instagram.com/officialmillennialblack/). It would really mean a lot to me if you would go to Apple Podcasts and leave me a review (hopefully a great one!), leave a 5 star rating, subscribe to this podcast so you never miss an episode, and download the episodes! And please spread the word and help our community grow! Thank you so much spending your time with me! And if you aren’t following me already, you can find me on Instagram and Facebook, and click here to receive my newsletter. May you live purposefully, may you love yourself, and may you love life. Bye for now! About Sophie Williams Sophie Williams is the author is the upcoming book Millennial Black - a guide for black womxn in their careers, and for businesses that need to learn how to attract, and retain, diverse talent. Before writing Sophie worked in advertising at some of the biggest agencies in London as a Creative Producer, Head of Production, and then Chief Operating Officer. Sophie is an active and vocal anti-racism activist.
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Location
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Episode Count
122
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
3 days, 22 hours