You Might also like
#InternationalWomensDay #makelemonade Ashlee Birk Cindy Joseph Hilary Hendershott Jill Hamilton Kelly Long Laurie Blackwell Sharon McRae Stephenie Zamora Wally Amos Whitney JohnsonInternational Women’s Day Part 3 of 4!At Lauri’s Lemonade Stand we Celebrate Women Every Day!
The last two weeks have been so fun and we are halfway there! Celebrating the women of this first year of my podcast has been great for me. It is like a trip down memory lane as I review each of them in turn. Check out the little blurbs below, pick your poison and then enjoy the help that you will receive from these amazing women! Sending love and support out to you all!Kelly Long – No idea that Kelly Long would be so down to earth and full of energy and just plain fun until she agreed to be on this podcast. Not only did she have my vote in the election for County Supervisor, but she had my vote on how action leads to change. Learn more about this fun-loving, action-moving, full of persistence and grit personality and lay claim to some of it yourself by enjoying this episode!Sharon McRae – Sharon McRae will steal your heart and then give it back to you significantly healthier! She is available for coaching all across the United States and abroad. She is fun, full of life and abounding in tips to change your diet that will have you leaving the top killers of disease in the dust. Helpful hint? Check out her recipes on her website: eatwell-staywell.com!Ashlee Birk – Ashlee Birk had every reason to lay over and play dead after learning her husband had been shot and killed. Her world was shattered in a moment, but through these amazing trials she has learned to create new moments to stand for what she believes in. Through much prompting she then decided that others need to hear her story so that she can help others to stand as well. This is a true story of taking a seriously sucking lemons moment and finding the joy of how to make sweet lemonade.Stephenie Zamora – Fun! Fun! Fun! Yes, that is how I would describe my interview with Stephenie. Not only were we kindred spirits and found ourselves speaking more with our hands and facial expressions (wish you could have seen that!), but we just had a blast recording this interview. You will fall in love with Stephenie’s enthusiasm, but you will follow her through hell if she asked you to because like all of us, she has lived through some deep dark trauma that has shaken her to her core and had her building roots to stand the test of life. Listen to it, learn about it, apply the lessons in your own life where necessary.Whitney Johnson – Disrupt Yourself! Whitney is a wealth of information packed into a caring soul. She is just on a mission to help others become their best selves. You will definitely want to grab a pen and paper before sitting down to this episode as there are valuable nuggets throughout. This episode will give you insights and tools you can use immediately to start disrupting your life and dreaming big! For more of Whitney, check her out on Amazon, iTunes, and her website: whitneyjohnson.com. Happy disrupting!Wally Amos – Famous Amos Cookies founder, Wally Amos turned 80 years old this year! Why did I allow a guy on the show? Cause it’s Wally Amos! This awesome man is a positivity icon that I look up to with deep respect. He’s got humor, he’s got a positive attitude and he believes that the only thing that can get in our way is ourselves. He also believes that we are the only ones that get in the way of our own success. Have a listen and enjoy this lovely episode!Laurie Blackwell – Journaling is not only a passion of Laurie’s, but after this interview I realized it was also a passion of mine! (Maybe it’s something in the name Lauri…:) Realizing that I already had more of a habit in journaling than I ever knew, Laurie makes it easy to make this a life-long habit or just do it for FUN by taking one of her online courses. She offers 100 FREE journal prompts on her website and you won’t want to wait to visit with her because she is simply a pleasure and delight. Enjoy this journaling journey with Laurie Blackwell!Jill Hamilton – Petal Power! Jill is a women’s advocate for cycling and has taken her passion within the industry to entrepreneurship in her company, Petal Power. It is a plant-based, all natural Joy Ride System that was created for women by a woman. I’ve tried it out, loved it, won’t use anything else on my hoo-hoo, girly-bits, cooch, petals, tweeny…you get the idea when riding my bicycle or running. Get 10% off your first purchase with the code within the podcast. Enjoy this amazing visionary!Hilary Hendershott – Profit Boss Radio is my new go-to for financial wisdom specifically geared towards women. This episode is chock full of amazing information, but it also has a “sucking lemons” moment (more like years) for Hilary that makes her not only human, but a kick ass financial planner for those of us that need to change our money mindset and get out of our own way when it comes to our finances. Listen, be a sponge, take lots of notes, enjoy this episode!Cindy Joseph – BOOM! Cindy was most definitely a kindred spirit. We had similar beliefs, goals and I am so pleased she has coined this change in the universe to be called The Pro-Age Movement. To not just embrace our beautiful age, but to CELEBRATE it! I am a huge fan of her BOOM! by Cindy Joseph products and once you hear her story you will be too. Enjoy this feel-good episode!Don’t forget to leave your comments below, rate & review the podcast, and let me know who you would like to see on future episodes of the podcast!
- Bite Size Chunks
- Now that you’ve Dreamed Big and had some time to Reflect, it’s time to set your actual goals for 2017. This year I decided I wanted to make my goals more fun instead of stodgy. I changed my goal title from Lauri’s Goals 2017 to Lauri’s Promises 2017. I changed the Relationships category to Family Focus, Physical to Physical Well-being and Playtime, Financial to Abundant Wealth Prowess, Education to Cultivating Enlightenment, Spiritual to Soul Solutions. I even added two new categories this year: Creativity and my favorite? Recess!
- Not only am a adding in more fun this year, but I have two pages of promises and this might help you, too. One set is a Promises Summary where it states my goals. The second set (and this is where the bite-size chunks come in) breaks down those promises into actual action steps. How will I accomplish my goals? Let me share one with you so you get the idea.
- Under my Recess Category I have a goal for a Weekly Date with guess who? Me! One my first set of Promises where it is a summary, it simply says, Weekly Dates with Myself. On the second set I have it broken out to say that not only will I have a weekly date with myself, but I will alternate each week from an evening to a daytime date. I have ideas written of a few dates I’ve done in the past and enjoyed and some I think might be fun. Not all of my dates have been a hit, by the way. Some felt as a downright waste of my time by the end, but consistency keeps me moving forward in the right direction so that I keep taking time for myself. Last week I simply set a date to pull out all of my stamp collection, see how much they were worth right now and make a list of a couple of collections I’d like to complete and added it to my wishlist for friends and family for my birthday and Christmas (yes, I’m the OCD one when it comes to list and preparation…I always have a wishlist going! You should to!)
- That means that now is time for the action step for you. You’ve Dreamt Big, you’ve Reflected on past years goals that have and haven’t worked for you and where you are now. You are ready to make your Promises, but more importantly, ready to break them down into “Bite-Size Chunks” so that you can actually see yourself accomplishing your goals.
- Next week? The last piece of the puzzle to help you accomplish your goals or promises in 2017 – Accountability. I’ll tell you that I’ve never taken this step before until this year and what I’ve done to make it happen for me.
- Please leave a comment below and share one of your promises for 2017. I love hearing from you!
#InternationalWomensDay #makelemonade Chef AJ Danielle Omar Elizabeth Johnston Jenny Oaks Baker Jo Ellen Soesbee Joi Whaley Kristi Ling Lauri's Lemonade Stand Lindsey Richter Merrilee Boyack Rebecca RuschInternational Women’s Day!At Lauri’s Lemonade Stand we Celebrate Women Every Day!I love days when we celebrate the women in our lives! Today, I thought I would simply give a huge shout-out to all of the women who agreed to be on my podcast. It’s been almost a year (next month) and those early birds truly were taking a chance on me in being among the first to come under the interview knife so to speak as I was learning to fly. Thank you!Over the next 4 weeks I will celebrate them in 10’s so as not to overwhelm you with too much information. Here are the first 10 episodes of Lauri’s Lemonade Stand, a Positivity Podcast for Women…it just keeps getting better and better and I was fortunate to have this heavy hitters in my opening episodes.Rebecca Rusch on episode #001 who’s career highlights include:Joi Whaley who is the co-owner and founder of our local all-organic, all-vegan favorite restaurant, Joi Cafe’ in Westlake Village, episode #002. She is a HUGE advocate for women’s rights!Lindsey Richter – The founder of Ladies AllRide has a mission: Change women’s lives with two wheels and some dirt. Of all her wild life experiences (like being a Reality TV star on the CBS show: Survivor) it was mountain biking that taught Lindsey life is about CREATING yourself, not finding yourself. Now as a world-renowned leader in the women’s mountain bike movement, Lindsey spreads her passion for mountain biking across the globe through innovative and inspirational skills camps. Listen to her episode #003 and share in the magic!Jo Ellen Soesbee is the ToolBoxTomGirl! Listen to her episode #004 on the guts it took to make it in a men’s world and how her woman’s touch was just what everyone was looking for by way of service. The award-winning Tool Girl will steal your heart and inspire you to make it no matter what your field of expertise or business.Chef AJ has been devoted to a plant-based diet for almost 40 years. She is the host of the television series Healthy Living with CHEF AJ which airs on Foody TV. With her comedy background, she has made appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman and more. A chef, culinary instructor and professional speaker, she is author of the popular book Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight, which chronicles her journey from a junk-food vegan faced with a diagnosis of pre-cancerous polyps, to learning how to create foods that nourish and heal the body. Episode #005 on iTunes!
Kristi Ling‘s new book will give you insights on how to be happy anytime, anywhere by practicing! In Operation Happiness, happiness strategist and life coach Kristi Ling teaches you how to create immediate, positive shifts in your life by proving that happiness is a skill that can be cultivated, learned, and mastered-much like playing an instrument. Learn more about her life and book in Episode #006.
Merrilee Boyack is an author multiple times over with hits such as “Toss the Guilt and Catch the Joy: A Woman’s Guide to a Better Life”, “Strangling Your Husband is NOT an Option: A Practical Guide to Dramatically Improving Your Marriage“ and “Standing Up in a Sit-Down World” along with multiple children’s books that I adore. Not only is she a speaker and author, she just so happens to be my Trust Attorney. Go figure! Check her out on Episode #007 on iTunes or Google Play.Danielle Omar, RD is an Integrative Dietitian, Nutrition Consultant and founder of FoodConfidence.com, where busy men and women find the path to confidently manage their health and how they eat. Her clients not only reach their weight and wellness goals, but also embrace a new way of looking at food and nutrition. Through her own lifestyle example and her inherent gift of teaching, Danielle guides her clients through a transformation from old eating patterns to a renewed way of life. After working with Danielle, clients are left with a deeper understanding of the obstacles that led to unhealthy nutrition habits, and how to remove those obstacles, rather than work around them temporarily. Her amazing insights can be heard on Episode #008 on iTunes or Google Play.Jenny Oaks Baker America’s Violinist, Jenny Oaks Baker is a Grammy Nominated, Billboard No. 1 performer and recording artist. She received her Master of Music degree from the renowned Juilliard School in New York City and her Bachelor’s Degree in violin performance from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. She has performed as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Strathmore Hall, the Library of Congress and as a guest soloist with The National Symphony, Jerusalem Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Utah Symphony, and the internationally acclaimed Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Over the years Jenny has collaborated with such luminaries as Gladys Knight, Kurt Bestor, Marvin Hamlisch, and the former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.Jenny has released fifteen studio albums since 1998. They have sold over half a million copies and consistently chart on Billboard. Jenny’s emotionally stirring music has also been featured on the soundtracks of many films, and her popular music videos can be viewed on her Youtube Channel. Her interview can be heard on Episode #009 on iTunes or Google Play.Elizabeth Johnston of Own Your Creativity has helped me in writing my memoirs and owning my creativity around my podcast as one of my accountability partners. From manuscript feedback to helping businesses write their own stories to screenplay writing help, Elizabeth is a master in her field. Listen to her Episode #010 and find out what your next step is in writing your memoir, screenplay or business story. She rocks!