Today I spoke to Lauren Ramsey of Chefs Coast to Coast podcast
Lauren is a community builder and a story teller.
She talks to chefs in Houston and Chicago and gives them the opportunity for them to share what they know and also a recipe for her audience.
Her challenges in podcasting:
Benefits for biz:
Recipe for success?
Just start recording, you might not love your fist episodes
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Hope you enjoy the show!
Find Lauren and Lauren's chat below!
Lauren Ramsey is digital storyteller and promoter of brands, brands, and individuals through Betsy Bash, a boutique social media agency and Lauren Ignited, a Lifestyle Magazine for the Culturally Curious. She has worked with million dollar consulting firms and well-known brands like Disney Corporation, notable up and coming restaurants and bars such as BB's Cafe and The Flat in Houston, Texas, and has interviewed bands such as Sergio Mendes, Iration, The Wailers, and Tortured Soul. You can see and hear interviews with musicians, chefs, and discover culturally curious events on LaurenIgnited.com and on the Chef's Coast to Coast podcast.
Notable Quick Facts about Lauren:
Dear Mattie Show, Podcast Interview, Winter 2016
The Creative Impostor, Podcast Interview, Fall 2016
The Eric Olson Show, Podcast Interview, Summer 2016
Lessons Learned from Women at the Top
Social Media Links:
Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn | Newsletter (sample) | Web
Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Newsletter (sample) | Web
Chefs Coast to Coast:
iTunes | Google Play
How to Be a Relaxed Parent and Grow a Well Informed and Independent Little Person:
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In this episode I am going to share with you how I am MOST OF THE TIME a super cool relaxed parent who trusts in her kid.
I will help you understand why we are uptight asses sometime to ourselves
Did you know that kids pick up on that shit?
Teach your kid be more independent
Kids have a very strong sense of their intuition and its important that we allow them to use this power and trust in it because it will follow them through life
How to be a relaxed parent
Well that's what I got for ya this week. Hope you got some value out of my experiences!!
Natasha Freutel is the owner of Fit Mama Santa Barbara
Natasha is a licensed Occupational Therapist and Wellness Coach and has been working with clients of all ages and fitness levels for the past 10 years. She lives with her husband and baby in beautiful Santa Barbara, California.
Her background in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation has provided her with the most rewarding career she could imagine, and she loves helping others reach their health and fitness goals. She works with clients to help them rehabilitate after injury or surgery so they can get back to doing the things that they want to do. By educating and working with her clients they are able to engage in a healthy lifestyle and decrease their risk of disease, injury and disability later in life.
Her personal fitness philosophy emphasizes the importance of working towards goals that are important to you so that you can experience the highest quality of life possible. Whether you achieve this by going to the gym, eating healthy, playing with your kids or doing activities with friends, movement is the key to lifelong wellness.
In this episode we discussed talked about fitness and nutrition after baby and how women feel post birth.
Check out Natasha's Reccommended App- Trainerize
Holy shit am I vulnerable with you in this episode.
Im scared, Im excited, Im every emotion there is in the world!
I jumped on the mic with a topic in mind that I am currently working through and to be honest I didn't even listen to the entire show again.
In this episode I talk about:
Come on over and listen to me spill my guts to you in this very in-depth conversation i had with myself...
Welcome to the show y'all!
Today I spoke to Jessica Eley.
If you want it, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse.
In this episode we dug into Jessica's start as an entrepreneur at the age of 5 and where she is now, helping others to get unstuck and live a life they love and biz that keeps them going each day.
We also speak about:
Listen in to the pod and find JESSICA here
So.... the Laurenjean Show is merging with the Passion to Pod podcast because Laurenjean, that's me, needs to take a chill pill but still wants to do it all!
I'll give you an update on what the heck is going on
How my podcasting journey has increased my confidence: from a lost recently divorced single mom with no self esteem with a 50 hour a week job to lost health coach and now podcaster with MAJOR self confidence and now teaching others they can do the same.
I also cover:
structuring your show/interview
I want to star answering community questions as well and here is the first!
Any tips on structuring an interview? I'm thinking backstory of interviewee, standard Qs for the field, Q's from listeners (pre podcast), then like a lightening round of Q's with quick A's.
Are there any particular questions you find your listeners like the most in interviews? Is there a format you find works best?
Yes backstory, standard questions but customized to that particular guest, can do a lightening round, favorite things, quotes, book, ppl to follow, etc.
Favorite things listeners like: 3-5 actionable tips, a freebie from the guest, a simple place to find the guest , not 5 places, surprise questions for the guests to get to know them better.
Interview Tips, NOT MUST DO'S
Prep your questions- if you choose to go that route: I DO NOT.
Write your questions in advance, this is helpful in the beginning of your new pod – don’t wing it, even if you are familiar with your guest.Understand they need to know what the heck is going on, so help them with questions if it will help you both.
Do some poking around on your guest, find their website and stalk their blog a bit. Seek out something intriguing on their website to discuss, something different that you have not discussed on your pod yet.
Consider your listener and what may be enticing to them? Can your guest stir up a great conversation? What are the must talk about topics you need to include?
Stick to 5-7 questions, keep it simple incase you want to go off the deep end in a great conversation.
I hope this helps you get started!
This was a much needed therapy session for myself. Yes I use my pod as a therapeutic way to get through life stuff.
Enjoy my message today, I got a lot out!
Today spoke on 4 Blocks I’ve discovered I was holding onto and How I’ve overcome them(still working on them)
How I'm Dealing with my shit:
Thanks for listening
“Beautiful, soft, vulnerable, goddess of love.” This is Amanda Neill. She has been called this again and again. Amanda always longed for a blissful and timeless love. But there was a time when she had no idea how to deeply attract this, or keep it in her life.
Relationships were hard and unsatisfying, even though she knew there were great men out there. Amanda also knew there was great love and a great woman inside of herself. So she set off to discover this and loved what she found within, A Modern Day Venus.
Amanda created Birth of Venus Coaching to help women become this too. That unforgettable, irresistible woman, who men love to love and want to stay with forever. Birth of Venus Coaching helps women undo all of the ways we push men away from us, all of the ways we push love away from us, and instead create passionate attraction and lasting connection.
Through her work, women consistently and dramatically feel more confident, sexy, and worthy of a great love, a great man, and an extraordinary relationship.
In this show Amanda and I speak about emotions in sex and the effect it has on us as women sexually.
I had the opportunity to speak to Gaia Shawna Morrissette. This lady is a firecracker and I could talk to her forever!
In this series, since it is February we are all about sex, love and relationships and with still sticking to the topics of Letting go of Control, Intuition, and, Confidence.
Well this is a doozy of a show and WOW what we talked about IS POWERFUL!
We spoke about letting go of control down below and BDSM
When we feel unsafe in the world, we become a control freak with all around us. We create an obsessive need to control.
But not so easy.
We aren’t able to let go BECAUSE we feel unsafe.
Look at what is going on around you to see why you don’t feel safe. Go and look inside yourself and see WHY you don’t feel safe.
From a sexy place….. if you are in a place of control you cant control and orgasm, you need to learn to let go!
Take baby steps:
Practice surrender in the moment.- creates a new neuropathway in your brain.
Use tools to let go:
Our mind is an organ that needs exercise, so exercise it!
You need to work on this it won’t just happen!
Key: a little exercise everyday will help.
Take a moment to be in your body, close your eyes, breathe and feel your breath in your body, feel the sensations and relax. Do this 4-5 times everyday and the next time you are in a sexual situation, focus on the sensations, pay attention to all the senses. It may be scary but sit with it and push harder to focus the next time. Allow yourself to surrender and let go out control.
Oh my gosh we talk about so much more!
Go and listen to get the rest!
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Today I spoke with Dr. Jennelle on the following topics plus more!
Dr. Jenelle is a PhD Psychologist and Relationship Advisor with a specialty on focus on female same-sex couples - especially those that are a result of leaving a heterosexual relationship for a female partner! she talks a lot about the fluidity of sexuality and finds this such an important topic
So many people assumed I was "hiding" who I really was all the years I was with my ex (he was my high school boyfriend and we were together for over 10 years), and that I was always a "lesbian" and finally just "came out". In fact, none of that is true! I was in love with my ex for a long time, until I outgrew that relationship. I also have had a very open-mind when it comes to love and relationships, and since probably the age of 14 I have said that I would be open to men and women - that it was more about the personal connection than anything else (so I truly have no "coming out" story). I also do not consider myself a lesbian (that one always throws people hah) in fact I don't really apply any label to my sexuality at all. And in fact, there are many of us out there
To get a better idea of the kind of work she does, you can check out…
The Big Change of Heart Podcast @ www.drjennelle.com/podcast
The Big Change of Heart Community @ www.drjennelle.com/community
My Big Change of Heart Story @ www.drjennelle.com/nontraditional-nelle (published in Elephant Journal)
check out the show!
Welcome to the show, what show? The Lauren Jean Show.
With over 150 recorded show and many realizations I’ve realized that I cannot stay with a name simply because i am always changing so I decided to just use my name because, well that will never change.
Welcome to February! I decided to kick it off with a past guest who rocked it last time too, you can check out her show from last year, right underneath
ON this interview I spoke with Amber Leitz
This is an 8-week online course with videos, audios and support from Amber for the entire duration through live bi-weekly Q&A calls and a private sisterhood on Facebook
She will be holding a webinar Saturday February 4th
Okay enough now! Enjoy the show!
In this week's show I share and update on myself, what's in my head and how the show is affected as well as the plan for the month of February.
This was certainly NOT the planned episode but if you have been a listener you probably know that I am following my intuition.
When I told her what today's show was going to be about she said "UM NO"
I was going to discuss your feeling and how you want to feel based on the work of Danielle Laporte, but wasn't feeling it.
I had to listen to my gut when she said it was time to be vulnerable and get out my thoughts so that I could become clear and get more focus.
So here you go. I hope this speaks to you, I feel better
In today's show I discussed how important self-reflection is and how we don't take the time to appreciate our wins. We are always focused on the next goal and don't pat ourselves on the back for a task well done.
Also how failures teach us and make us who we are.
Links and resources:
After all of my self development adventures I am now a strong believer that New Year's Resolution DO NOT work and in fact I think they are bulldoodie.
Every year for as long as I can remember I pledged to a resolution, usually had to do with my health and fitness. Most people do.
The Top 10 resolutions according to The Statistic Brain are :
Spend Less, Save More
Enjoy Life to the Fullest
Staying Fit and Healthy
Learn Something Exciting
Help Others in Their Dreams
Fall in Love
Spend More Time with Family
If you look at these there is a good chance you or someone you know has had a resolution similar to one of these.
In this episode I share with you:
I'm not talking about the need to control others as much as the need for the SENSE of control. It is a deep rooted need in a human. Its all about the feeling and it cannot be ignored, because it is in fact a NEED. Like any feeling it is there for a reason and needs attention and love and understanding. and like any need if it goes unmet, shit hits the fan and life spirals out of control, literally….
When we experience the sense of being out of control we feel stressed and that need increases with intensity.
If we look back in evolution, we needed to be in control of what was happening around us to stay alive. in our subconscious mind we are highly sensitive to fight or flight (fight to the death or flight from defeat)
Some other needs for control:
Control issues may be related to:
Do you know who Maslow is?
Heard of Maslows hierarchy of needs?
When the lower needs aren’t met, the higher ones are neglected because of the simple fact the body needs the lower ones as a priority. If we feel out of control because of poor health, the focus goes to that and the same with extreme exhaustion, we have no choice but to gain that control back again. this makes complete sense!
Now if you REALLY think about, do REALLY NEED to have control or just a feeling that you have a sense of control, that you know what is happening, will happen, or can happen? Probably just a sense of control right?
We give control to people we trust in life, so this shows we have the sense of control not that we need to be in control of everything that is happening.
Society dictates a lot for us, what is expected, allowed, so when we follow these we feel in control because we feel safe.
we have daily patterns we follow a schedule, most of us. Even if its just a morning or evening routine, it makes us feel in control and safe and comfortable. Imagine not having a morning routine, if you are the type who needs to have a sense of control, its chaotic!
When we lose that sense of control we fall back to being not so nice to be around, we tend to have to seek out a way to get a hold, or control of our surroundings, we get stiff and snappy at others. We want to feel safe and in that moment we don’t FEEL safe.
I always say life is about feelings and this is a great example of a need to feel, to understand that feeling and to nurture it, not push it away..
So what can we do to understand
This is a DEEP process and if you are dedicated to YOURSELF this is where to start, need help? Im here!
UNDERSTAND that when you try so hard to get control of a situation you just repel it.
ex. children and parents, or trying to get the attention of the opposite sex.
When you push too hard the opposite happens, in most situations. By taking away the needs that lead to a sense of control, you can relieve some stress. learning to be uncertain, unaware of the outcome, know that it is okay to not finish something, inconsistency.
these can all break that incessant need to control and at the same time the universe gives you back what you want and need.
So I hope you got a chance to listen to OR watch last weeks show on So...What's your story.
I am having such a great time doing these FB Live shows for you each monday, it really is an honor.
This week I was SUPER inspired to bring to you a show about emotions and how they can affect your life IF YOU GET TO KNOW THEM, the ones inside your own head that is as well as understanding that others go through the same exact shit that you do!
Leaning into that uncomfortable spot that we so often try to hide with food, work, drugs, or sex is so hard! I know!
I referenced a section of the book Rising Strong by Brene Brown in this episode because I had picked up the book from the library before Thanksgiving and just started reading it this past week and BOOM was she on point. I am doing this stuff myself but coming across it in a book I was shocked to see that what she had so carefully researched, I was doing but hadn't put it 100% together yet. It felt soooo good and just right. I HIGHLY suggest you grab this book
What I was talking about in the podcast was how Brene so nicely laid out the the 3 points to make everything come together so nicely.
Listen on, listen on....
****Today's show was recorded via FB LIVE on Monday December 5th at 5PM EST.
Welcome to today's show thank you so much for being here and I hope you got to catch the live show on my Facebook page.
Today I talked about "what's your story? "
How do you tell your story to yourself dictates how you live your life now.
I believe there are three main concepts in creating your story. They include your influences your beliefs and your core memories. Core memories sort of like from the movie inside out you know the one with all the emotions?
In this episode I share with you how I created my story and how you can then piece together your story and once you have your life story you can create a new story based on what you want to feel.
Many of us don't know who we are and why we are here we just live life but who wants to just live life.
Don't you want to have more out of life and live happier?
Go ahead go check out the show and make sure to subscribe to my lives you can find the link in my Instagram account at thelaurenjeans and grab the link in my bio
Once again thank you so much for being here don't forget to subscribe to my newsletter
Welcome back to the show loves!
Thank you so much for being here as always.
This week was another LIVE PODCAST via FB Live on my personal FB Page.
The topic came from my Facebook group Confident, Carefree, and Intuitive Living when I asked what people were struggling with.
The answer..... I'm Not good enough.
Such a tough thing to deal with and I know that we all have fights in our own heads about this very topic so I decided to jump on it and get LIVE.
Listen to the podcast and if you want you can watch the LIVE replay, go to my instagram @thelaurenjeans and grab the link in my profile so you can friend me and join LIVE each Monday at 5PM EST.
Enjoy the show!
So today was great! Again a live one and i can't wait to do more!
Today is Thanksgiving so I don't expect you are listening today unless it's you 1 thing you are doing for yourself and in that case... Thank YOU!
Today I talked about 5 ways to chill the F out, cause it's holiday time:
Breaking it down real quick for you because I want you to listen:
My bad thing is to enjoy the meal, even the dessert, NO guilt all pleasure!
Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your friends and family!
This was my first episode recorded live! So exciting!
Facebook live is amazing and you must try IT!
Today I spoke about the holiday season and food struggles during this time of the year.
We struggle with so much and when the holidays hit right after Halloween I feel it comes into full force where we are so concerned with what and how we are eating so we don't get to fully ENJOY the holiday and all its goodness.
Three feelings come to mind when talking food and the holidays:
Im sure one of those will resonate with you?
Listen in as I give 4 Ways to Calm you the F down so you can enjoy your holiday season!
Lisa is a licensed therapist. She works with clients in private practice with trauma and anxiety.
Being a mom can be so stressful and anxiety ridden so she helps mom’s calm down and cope with life without having to see a shrink or self-medicate.
The typical mom has to worry about is she giving her kid work during the summer to stop the summer slide(when she grew up summer slide was something that you actually slid on) not extra homework she was supposed to give her child so that he didn’t fall behind in school during the summer. Today’s mom’s live with constant comparison’s-my next door neighbor’s daughter is reading in the 99th percentile. Why didn’t I breastfeed longer? Why didn’t I read to my daughter more when she was little?
Mom’s today are in a frenzy of information and people telling us we are bad mom’s. My friend’s daughter got into MIT, my son spends all of his time on his iPad playing Minecraft?? How will he ever get into a good college?
Add travel soccer teams, piano lessons, piano lessons, plus a career and many women are nervous balls of anxiety. Beating up on them selves or anxious about their children and everything that they have to do in their lives. Constant worry, dread and anxiety can overwhelm them and stop them from really enjoying children.
In this episode Lisa shares with us some of the tips that she shares with her clients. She lives in the big, beautiful state of Montana and have two beautiful daughters, a handsome husband, and cat named Oreo who rules the roost.
Alright let’s go!
I spoke with Perpetua Neo and at a perfect time, right before I was about to go through my own anxiety, which I deal with from time to time. But this time it hit perfectly.
As I type this I am just coming out of a 2.5 week of complete shutdown, where my brain and body were so confused and wiped the f out. Remembering what we spoke about and the notes I took during the interview with Perpetua we wonderful:
Perpetua is a clinical psychologist by training. She understands both worlds of psychotherapy and coaching, and creates the best blend for you. Whether in Brighton & Hove or online, the work is short-term. Because you’ll tap into your strength to write your next chapters. You’ll become your own best friend and trusted advisor.
In this chat we discussed:
I hope you enjoy this show as much as I did. This is the type of interview that I will listen to over and over as I have done with MANY of my past shows.
Wonderful Chat with miss Stephanie Caputo today
Stephanie is a devoted Health Coach who educates clients on nutrition, exercise, and confidence building without crash dieting.
At the age of 29 and as a single parent she graduated college with a Bachelor of Science in Community Health. She currently works for the USDA grant (Cornell Cooperative extention & The Chautauqua Center) Eat Smart New York as a county Nutritionist where she teaches children and adults the importance of healthy eating.
In this episode she share with us some of her great tips. She has also included a freebie for you to download.
thanks and enjoy the show!
Today I spoke with Andi Wickman who is a Personality Based Marketing Strategist.
She works with entrepreneurs to be seen through their marketing using their own personality.
Today we are going to speak on a fun subject, 3 Ways to Infuse your personality into your personal brand.
Andi offers 5, so go here to download her freebie and get the other 2!
The 3 we discussed today:
1. Know yourself and your core desires
2. Know your audience, their problems and you can solve them
3.use your own humor.
These are JUST 3 so go grab the whole cheatsheet! Join her FB group too! Its a fun place to be!