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It’s not very often that you get to interview someone who’s been a mentor for years. What a joy to get to share with my interview with the one and only Jenny Blake! Jenny is an author, speaker, and business strategist based in New York City. As I describe in this episode, there was just […]

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Podcast #43: Jenny Blake on Choosing a Heart-Based Business & Life

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I’m not gonna sugarcoat this, y’all… today’s podcast episode is a tough one. But it is so important, and so incredibly worth the emotional energy. Also, CONTENT WARNING on this one, friends. The subject matter deals with sexual abuse and suicide. Nancy handles these delicate topics like the pro that she is (and like someone […]

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Podcast #42: Nancy Allen on Surviving the Unsurvivable

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Anxiety sucks. But like a lot of things that suck (February, bills, mosquitoes) it’s also — at least sometimes — unavoidable. In this solo episode, I walk you through 5 of my favorite go-to techniques for reducing anxiety in the moment. This will be a great episode to save and return to again, because in […]

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Podcast #41: 5 Quick Strategies to Slay Anxiety

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IN HER NEW ALBUM ‘EGO,’ TRISHES NAVIGATES THE COMPLEXITY OF OUR SENSE OF SELF, AND ISN’T AFRAID TO DECLARE THE MANY WAYS IN WHICH IT GETS WARPED IN MODERN SOCIETY. If you asked me to imagine my version of a “perfect” album, it would likely be a fusion of philosophical/psychological pondering, critical sociopolitical commentary, and […]

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Podcast #39: TRISHES on Navigating Ego & Our Many Selves

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HARRIS III IS KIIIND OF A BIG DEAL. (See what I did there? 😝) … so I was pretty nervous about interviewing him. Then, when I showed up to his office all prepared with my huge bag of fancy new gear and couldn’t get it to work like it had the night before, I was […]

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Podcast #38: Harris III on Healing Cynicism with Wonder & Story

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Drew Hicks is a triple threat: he’s a talented writer and artist, a kick-ass speaker and storyteller, and a true Renaissance dude who could keep himself alive in the wilderness probably longer than anyone else I know. He’s a “nature-based stoic, and a deeply spiritual pro-science weirdo in the style of John Muir.” I meeeean […]

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Podcast #37: Drew Hicks on the Deep Value of Storytelling

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STORIES SHAPE OUR LIVES IN MORE WAYS THAN WE COULD EVER KNOW. New month, new theme! My theme for May is “story,” and I’m excited to share the wonderful interviews I have for you this month with a few super talented storytellers, and to talk about the impact of stories on our lives. In the […]

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Podcast #36: Let’s Talk About Stories

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WHAT DID I LEARN ABOUT THE TOPIC OF CONSISTENCY WHILE FOCUSING ON IT THIS MONTH? That, while of course it’s important, it’s still not as important as grace and flexibility. In this solo episode, I speak from the heart about why this one ended up being pretty different from what I was expecting — and […]

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Podcast #35: Crafting Your Daily Manifesto

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JONATHAN BERRY IS THE ARCHETYPAL “WORK HARD, PLAY HARD” DUDE. As I’ve gotten to know him over the past 5+ years, I’ve admired his balance of a joyful, lighthearted approach to life, and serious commitment to his family, friends, and work. When Jonathan started his real estate business and I saw the entrepreneurial side of […]

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Podcast #34: Jonathan Berry on Creating Systems that Work

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Everyone has that one friend who traveled abroad in college and never really came back. Nicole Boriski is that friend for me. And while the selfish part of me would have liked to see more of her over the past decade, she’s been up to some pretty cool shit, and I’m glad her journeys have […]

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Podcast #33: Nicole Boriski on Consistent Stewardship of the Earth

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CATEGORIES

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 I'm Valerie, and I help women get out of their heads to align with their vision, play bigger in their lives, and shine their brightest. I am a huge nerd, and personal development is my passion.

Tell me more!

Howdy!