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Anyone else experiencing mental health struggles that they haven't had for years?! This past year has caused a few things I thought were handled to reappear. As we wrap up Mental Health Awareness Month I wanted to share my story in hopes of rem
Could you work with your sibling? Start a business and then a social media platform with your sister? My friends, and awesome creators Laura and Josie also known as The GG Sisters are the Friendo guests today and I'm excited to share their stor
How do you feel posting your regular Tuesday dinner online in a sea of internet chefs and food bloggers?! Less than? Influenced? Unaffected? My guest today Eve Turow-Paul, shares her research on how to connect, understand and better serve peopl
What is an invisible illness? How would you proceed if you weren't taken seriously about pain you lived with daily? My guest today, Jes Hojsan, creator at House of Spoons on Instagram shares her experience with chronic illness and pain, along w
Do you feel connected to your culture? My guest today, Melissa Braun, an Aboriginal - Ojibway woman shares her experience of being born on a Reserve in Northern Manitoba and growing up in the northern town of The Pas and eventually moving to a
Are you confident with your finances? Would you feel nervous or fearful about leading a conversation with your financial planner about YOUR money? My guest today Martha Adams, a Certified Financial Planner professional, author and speaker share
Garion was left on a doorstep shortly after her birth in South Korea, this led her to being adopted and raised in Ontario, Canada. How does our origin story impact us? What if we don't know the details of our start in the world? Today my Friend
Being vulnerable is hard. Being vulnerable online might be even harder! My guest today Jill Krause does not shy away from real moments and has shared her lived experience online for many years. A Mom of 4, a Blogger, an Author - Jill wears many
Kickboxing is my new love, have you tried it yet? Let's talk with World Champion Kickboxer, Gail King. Gail is the owner of Valhalla Mixed Martial Arts and her passion for the sport is infectious! Today we talk about her start in the industry,
Confidence is key in the kitchen! Teaching kids ownership with food preperation and skills on how to cook is so important. Kids who feel confident with food become adults who have a healthy relationship with their nutrition. My guest Alison Bur
However you came into parenting, we normally have a blueprint (good or bad) on how we want to be in our new roles. How does losing your mother in childhood impact you as a mother? My guest today, Danica Chamberlain, shares her story with us. Th
Do you ever feel "other"? Our sense of self and identity are connected to so many things. How do you cultivate community? What makes you feel connected? Today my guest Leila Schrenk shares her experience with "other" and how this has impacted h
Anyone else seeking connection during one of the most isolating times in our lifetime? ME TOO. Today my guest, and friend, Emily Norris shares how life has been for her family over the past year. I always enjoy Emily and her positive energy and
Have you ever grown your own vegetables? Do you support your local farmers by attending farmer's markets or picking produce at a farm? Today's Friendo, Alex Chesney, shares her insight as a Registered Dietician and Farmer in Southwestern Ontari
Are you feeling a bit isolated? Join me for a conversation about community, endurance sport and the new sport of Swimrun with my friend Trista Mennen. We met in Malaysia as expats and mothers and it's so nice to share this incredible human with
Have you or someone you care about lost their job thanks to COVID-19? Join me for a conversation about reinvention and how to pivot after the blow of losing employment and how this impacts your mental health. Nicole Russell of leaderboard sales
Why in the world would I rebrand The Sandwich podcast?! I share the reasons why, my plans for Friendo podcast along with some goodies for 2021. Thank you for being here! Explore my shop: Video for this episode: com
Have you hit the pandemic wall? I'm pretty sure I have, a few times. 2021 is proving to be not that different from 2020, it's brutal not having any control over life at the moment. What we do have some control over is our actions, habits and re
2020 was a time, I'm bringing some positive energy into the new year. We know there is still so much work to be done in order for life to return to "normal" but we can hold onto hope and work on ourselves and things within our control. Happy Ne
The holidays look a little different this year. So many people are feeling all sorts of things this Christmas. It got me thinking about holidays of the past and how many I've actually spent away from family...and how they all have something spe
Amanda's YouTube channel hit 100,000 subscribers - a milestone! Today Dean (husband) interviews Amanda and asks her a few questions about her online journey from when she first started to today. Dean and Amanda then share some tips to thrive at
A passion for people and her city transformed this blogger into an activist and speaker. Today I'm joined by Natalie Bell, also known as PegCityLovely on Instagram. We discuss her passion for people, her love of her city Winnipeg and how she us
What does food scarcity mean to you? Today for #GivingTuesday I'm joined by Lindsay Glassco, President & CEO of Plan International Canada. We discuss food scarcity fears in Canada, the crisis happening worldwide due to Covid related food shorta
Today I'm joined by my Dad, John. We discuss our relationship, and how we've maintained a strong connection over the years. We discuss early parenthood, how I was as a child, and some pivotal moments in our relationship over the year. We also t
Season 5 is BACK! I'm so pumped to dust off the microphone and share personal stories and amazing guests with you this season. Today I share a bit more insight into the extended break, and why creating boundaries is so important in these strang
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