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In this episode, I catch up with one of my absolute favourite people, voiceover artist and digital nomad Claire Lindsay. It's been a while since we had a proper catch-up, but our Libra-Saggitarius connection is as strong as it ever was. It's an episode filled with laughter and fun, where we chat personal development, yoga, surviving divorce and changing the relationship we have with our finances. Claire Lindsay is a Canadian actor, voiceover artist, adventure seeker, and entrepreneur who has been passionately following a path of spiritual growth and healing for over ten years. Integrating the valuable tools she's gained from acting and personal development into her life, she has seen a direct shift into a life lived in trust, grounding, authenticity, creativity, and joy.Click here for full show notes and links to Claire's book recommendations.Did you enjoy this conversation? Subscribe, share with a friend, and let us know what resonated with a 5-star review! Your support means the world.Follow the podcast on Instagram @citygirltalksThanks for listening! 
And... welcome back to City Girl Talks! It's been approximately 525,600 minutes and I've missed you! After a little hiatus, the podcast is back. To start us back up in style, I caught up with a past guest, the lovely Meredith Garritsen. Meredith is a savvy business consultant and the founder of the Hervana Coworking Collective in Vancouver. In this episode, Meredith shares how she's navigated recent life changes, how she finds joy in the new and a special New York moment. (If you've had an NYC moment, you know these are always standout events in your life.)This episode's girl talk:Navigating change  Starting from scratchFinding joy in the newNew York moments When you realize you need to make a changeWhat Meredith is reading: A Hero of Our Time  (Naben Ruthnum)The poet Meredith mentions: @flora.and.phraseConnect with Meredith and the Hervana community @hervanacollective on Instagram or on the website.Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this conversation, please take a moment to leave a review, subscribe and share with a friend. You can also join the conversation on social @citygirltalks on Instagram.
In this episode, my lovely friend Lindsay Dent from Have Your Met Her Yet?  podcast and Pink Crown Creative is back for another round of girl talk. Back in January, we had a New Year's catch-up and 2020 decompress for a double-header with her as a guest here and me as a guest on HYMHY. (You can catch that episode here.)This episode's girl talk: Pandemic entrepreneurship Expectation vs. realityAppreciating downtime The importance of following your professional passionsOpening up to heal and growKnowing who your ideal client isConnect with Lindsay on Instagram @_lindsaydent and @haveyoumetheryetpodcast.Book(s) we talk about in this episode:Open Book (Jessica Simpson)Book Club: The Cup of Something Lovely Book Club is currently on pause as I stickhandle a move to England, work, and school. We will be back in full force before the summer. In the meantime, be sure to check out the full list of book selections and City Girl Talks guest recommendations.Let's connect! Join the conversation on Instagram and Facebook. Thanks for listening and see you next week for another round of girl talk.
(Recorded on November 11, 2020) Let's unblock our chakras with the energy of colour! In this episode, Kellie Inglis from Soul Restyled is back and we get deep and geeky about clothing colours, the chakras they relate to, and what we're looking forward to overall in 2021. This episode's girl talk:How our clothing colour choices can revitalize our body, mind and soulKellie breaks down the chakras for us GratitudeChoosing YOUAlone vs. lonelyWhat we're looking forward to in 2021Did you know black is considered a grounding colour? For anyone whose mothers would always say to wear some colour, this is a win for you. It was for me!Please take a moment to rate, review and share the episode with a friend. Thank you for your support!Other episodes that feature Kellie:Let's talk about work from home style, gratitude, “champagne” problems and supporting small business during COVID-19. Let's talk about personal style, being confident in our current body, embracing change, and the emotions of a closet clean.Connect with Kellie on Instagram @soulrestyled and at her website.Book(s) we talk about in this episode:Light is the New Black (Rebecca Campbell)Rise Sister Rise (Rebecca Campbell)February Book Club Selection: Okay, ladies, February is reader's choice! I cannot wait to hear about what you've all been reading. Our book club brunch is scheduled for February 28, 2021 — stay tuned for the Facebook event info!Let's connect! Join the conversation on Instagram and Facebook. Thanks for listening and see you next week for another round of girl talk.
Happy New Year, everyone! We did it — we got through 2020 (mostly) intact and I am SO PROUD of all of you for showing up for yourselves in whatever fashion that was for you in that dumpster fire of a year.I'm so excited to share the first episode of 2021 with you because it's a conversation with coach and Goalden Girls Podcast host (and fellow curly-haired gal) Lisa Michaud.In this episode, we chat about: Three ways to revitalize our goals in 2021Sustainable goal-settingNOT doing everythingLearnings from 2020Investment top tips  Flipping our mindset and giving ourselves permission to succeedLisa Michaud is a Speaker, Coach, Real Estate Investor & Host of the Goalden Girls Podcast. She is an expert in Goal Setting + Getting and Having It All (not doing it all). As she says in this episode, she is not perfect, but learning along the way. Connect with Lisa on Instagram @lisamichaud and at her website.Book(s) we talk about in this episode:Open Book (Jessica Simpson)January Book Club Selection: This month, let's remind ourselves that The Universe Has Your Back with this Gabby Bernstein gem. We all need to know that the universe DOES have our backs as we tip-toe into 2021.Let's connect! Please take a moment to rate, review and share the episode with a friend. You can also join the conversation on Instagram and Facebook. Thanks for listening and see you next week for another round of girl talk.
(Recorded October 25, 2020 ) For the last episode of 2020, I chat with my lovely friend, savvy digital strategist and foodie, Melissa Ariganello. Melissa moved to London in late-2018 and was looking forward to living her best London life in 2020. And then... lockdown. Melissa shares what she's been doing to keep her spirits up and the lessons she's taking into her 30s — she turned the big three-oh a few weeks after we recorded!Topics we discuss in this episode:Living alone during the pandemicLiving in London (lockdown and otherwise)Confidence Mental healthSummer travel during COVIDSending emails to your future selfThe benefits of counseling Connect with Melissa on Instagram: @melrosaaBook(s) we talk about in this episode:The Universe Has Your Back (Gabrielle Bernstein)Note: The Cup of Something Book Club is taking a break until the New Year. BUT I've gathered all the book club selections and guest book recommendations from this year in this blog post. Gift yourself or those on your gift list with these city girl reads!Let's connect! Please take a moment to rate, review and share the episode with a friend. You can also join the conversation on Instagram and Facebook. Thanks for listening and see you next week for another round of girl tal
(Recorded September 30, 2020) PR maven and wine lover Leeann Froese from Town Hall Brands is back for some girl talk about wine, supporting small businesses and California dreaming. Topics in this episode include:The effect of COVID on the BC wine and hospitality industriesPandemic public relations A reminder to drink responsibly What it's like to be an employer in 2020  Finding balance and strengthening relationshipsLeeann is the co-owner and principal of Town Hall Brands in Vancouver. Town Hall Brands represents several award-winning BC and international wineries.Connect with Leeann on Instagram @leeannwine or @townhallbrands or on her website. Book(s) we talk about in this episode:Wine Girl (Victoria James)Note: The Cup of Something Book Club is taking a break until the New Year. BUT I've gathered all the book club selections and guest book recommendations from this year in this blog post. Gift yourself or those on your gift list with these city girl reads!Let's connect! Please take a moment to rate, review and share the episode with a friend. You can also join the conversation on Instagram and Facebook. Thanks for listening and see you next week for another round of girl talk!
(Recorded August 26, 2020) In this episode, small business accountant Harmik Cacace is back for some girl talk about pandemic pregnancy and moving, what we're looking forward to when we can properly travel again, and being okay with saying "no". For anyone like myself who has jumped feet- or head-first into entrepreneurship this year, Harmik also shares some key tips for keeping your small business financial ducks in a row.Harmik specializes in providing small businesses and entrepreneurs with down-to-earth accounting advice that will give them greater clarity and peace of mind. She has a decade of experience in accounting and over five years of experience managing finances for small businesses. Connect with her on Instagram or on her website. Book(s) we talk about in this episode:Bountiful, Beautiful and Blissful (Gurmukh)Little Fires Everywhere (Celeste Ng)Let's connect! Please take a moment to rate, review and share the episode with a friend. You can also join the conversation on Instagram and Facebook. Thanks for listening and see you next week for another round of girl talk!
(Recorded September 9, 2020) October 18-24 is Small Business Week and on this last day of that, I'm thrilled to share this episode featuring the mother-daughter team of Ativo Skincare, Tracy Castro and her daughter, Jayda Khan. Ativo Skincare, a Vancouver-based clean beauty brand. Natural skincare is their passion and kindness is their ethos.In this round of girl talk, we chat about:Natural skincare + Tracy teaches me about hyaluronic acid Working as a mother-daughter teamStanding up to social media bullies Hand sanitizerHow the positives outweigh the negativeGetting screeched in — a Newfie tradition!Connect with Ativo Skincare on Instagram @ativoskincare and visit the Ativo shop.Ativo Skincare is one of my favourite small businesses, with amazing skincare products that have saved my skin. This is not a sponsored episode, I just love this female-owned, Vancouver-based company! Ativo products I love: Squeaky Clean Hand Sanitizer SprayBalance Moisturizer3D Dew Drops Hyaluronic Acid Serum (AMAZING stuff!!!)Nourishing Lip BalmBook(s) we talk about in this episode:The encyclopedia! Harry Potterseries (J.K. Rowling)October Book Club Selection: The October book selection for the Cup of Something Lovely Book Club is Five Little Indians by Cree author Michelle Good. You can buy it on Amazon or Indigo or download the e- or audiobook from your local library. Let's connect! Please take a moment to rate, review and share the episode with a friend. You can also join the conversation on Instagram and Facebook. Thanks for listening and see you next week for another round of girl talk!
(Recorded Sep. 16, 2020) It was so nice to catch up with Anita Dunn who owns one of my favourite boutiques, Mila + Paige in New Westminster, BC. In this episode of City Girl Talks we dig into the following topics:Dating after divorceSingle motherhood and mompreneurshipRunning a small business during the pandemicThe power of community And more!Anita Dunn was born and raised in New Westminster. She spent some time living in Vancouver and Victoria and holds a CPA designation and a Bachelor's of Commerce degree. After working for Crown corporation for 10 years, a layoff changed her life forever. Her severance pay allowed the time to think about what she really wanted out of life — which led to opening up Mila + Paige. Masks! Anita has locally made masks for sale in her shop and online here.Connect with Anita on Instagram @milaandpaige and visit her online shop here.Book(s) we talk about in this episode:Chronicles of Narniaseries (C. S. Lewis)Harry Potter seriesOctober Book Club Selection: The October book selection for the Cup of Something Lovely Book Club is Five Little Indians by Cree author Michelle Good. You can buy it on Amazon or Indigo or download the e- or audiobook from your local library. Let's connect! Please take a moment to rate, review and share the episode with a friend. You can also join the conversation on Instagram and Facebook. Thanks for listening and see you next week for another round of girl talk.
(Recorded August 16, 2020) Back in August, I had a really great conversation with rap artist Monica Morong (Mommy Rapper). Monica and I chat about when life echos our doubts, finding purpose, her mission to create family-friendly rap, redefining success and focusing more on the journey than the destination.Mommy Rapper, Monica Morong, is the mother of four girls. She's creating family-friendly rap that's rated E for Everyone with a catchy sound and positive vibes. She aims to bring her inspirational message to people everywhere and be positive female rap role model and clean rap activist — all with a goal to protect children from explicit rap messages.Connect with Monica @mommyrapper on Instagram and on her site.Book(s) we talk about in this episode:Discover Your Destiny(Robin Sharma)The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari (Robin Sharma)Do good, feel good: Help me celebrate my birthday by donating to my Virtual Food Drive for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.October Book Club Selection: The October book selection for the Cup of Something Lovely Book Club is Five Little Indians by Cree author Michelle Good. You can buy it here or download the e- or audiobook from your local library. RSVP for our online book club brunch here.Masks! My favourite Vancouver companies making reusable (non-medical) masks for adults and kids are listed here.Let's connect! Please take a moment to rate, review and share the episode with a friend. You can also join the conversation on Instagram and Facebook. Thanks for listening and see you next week for another round of girl talk!
(Recorded September 21, 2020.) In this episode, I sat down for some girl talk with Crystal Battagliola from the Hustle with Luster blog. Crystal gives some tips for starting a blog, and we chat about the perspective of age, the joy of silence, her experiences of mid-life motherhood, raising daughters, and getting through 2020 in one piece.Crystal Battagliola is a Vancouver-area mid-life mom of two young girls — she left her former career in the investment industry to stay home with them. Craving an outlet for her creativity — and to regain her sense of self — she combined her love of writing and photography to start Hustle with Luster, a social platform and blog for her lifestyle story-telling. She’s enjoying its development into an entrepreneurial journey of community and collaboration, and believes anyone can do this, at any age!Connect with Crystal @hustlewithluster on Instagram and on her blog.Book(s) we talk about in this episode:Kitchen Confidential (Anthony Bourdain)October Book Club Selection: The October book selection for the Cup of Something Lovely Book Club is Five Little Indians by Cree author Michelle Good. You can buy it here or download the e- or audiobook from your local library. Masks! My favourite Vancouver companies making reusable (non-medical) masks for adults and kids are listed here.Let's connect! Please take a moment to rate, review and share the episode with a friend. You can also join the conversation on Instagram and Facebook. Thanks for listening and see you next week for another round of girl talk
(Recorded August 12, 2020.) In this episode, I sit down for some girl talk with Metro Vancouver-based tea blogger and full-time registered nurse Michelle Owens from the One More Steep tea blog. We chat all about tea, the 2020 iteration of nursing (her opinion, not her employer’s) and grocery shopping, and her experience of moving, getting married and buying a house during the pandemic. (Phew!) Michelle also shares some decompression tips for people on shift work and demystifies matcha for me. P.S. Did you know Dr. Bonnie Henry wrote a book? Link is below!Connect with Michelle @onemoresteep on Instagram and on her blog.Book(s) we talk about in this episode:Soap and Water & Common Sense (Dr. Bonnie Henry)Lord of the Rings trilogyALL the Harry Potter booksDonate to the New Westminster Fire Fighters Charitable Society here and/or to the Washington State Fire Fighters Association here.  September Book Club Selection: The September book selection for the Cup of Something Lovely Book Club is 'Smart Women Finish Rich' by David Bach! You can buy it here or download the e- or audiobook from your local library. Masks! My favourite Vancouver companies making reusable (non-medical) masks for adults and kids are listed here.Let's connect! Please take a moment to rate, review and share the episode with a friend. You can also join the conversation on Instagram and Facebook. Thanks for listening and see you next week for another round of girl talk.
(Recorded on August 26, 2020.) In this episode, I sit down for some girl talk with beautiful soul and clothing designer Shamiza Ali from Vancouver-based Edna Smak. We chat about opening our arms to greatness, learning from our wrong turns, feeling GOOD in our clothes and flourishing despite the adversity of 2020. Shamiza also shares how fate and a moment of panic led her to her wonderful partner.Shamiza Ali is a West Coast city girl selling elevators by day and designing size-inclusive clothing at her company Edna Smak by night. Edna Smak started because she couldn't find an affordable, well made plus-size blazer. This made her want to change the shopping experience for women. Shamiza recognized a gap in the fashion market and has focused on helping women build a wardrobe with a few key pieces that will amplify their confidence.Connect with Shamiza @ednasmak on Instagram. You can try on her clothes in Vancouver at her pop up shop at Sunday Small Goods. Book(s) we talk about in this episode:The Hidden Art of F*cking Up (The Try Guys)Big Summer (Jennifer Weiner)September Book Club Selection: The September book selection for the Cup of Something Lovely Book Club is 'Smart Women Finish Rich' by David Bach! You can buy it here or download the e- or audiobook from your local library. Masks! My favourite Vancouver companies making reusable (non-medical) masks for adults and kids are listed here.Let's connect! Please take a moment to rate, review and share the episode with a friend. You can also join the conversation on Instagram and Facebook. Thanks for listening and see you next week for another round of girl talk.
(Recorded July 16, 2020) In this episode, I was so happy to have a virtual chat with my lovely friend and fellow travel bug Nina Bader. Nina is Swiss ex-pat city girl living in Vancouver and we met via the blog pod our friend Orla Corrigan put together a few years ago. We chat positivity and couple dynamics in 2020, turning 30, moving abroad, and finding work-life balance when working from home.Nina Bader is an event professional working in Vancouver, BC. She is originally from Switzerland and moved to Canada in 2016. She loves to explore coffee shops in Vancouver and around the world, and is passionate about sustainability. Connect with Nina @whataboutnina and @creative_kommunikation on Instagram.Book(s) we talk about in this episode:Girl, Wash Your Face (Rachel Hollis)Super Attractor (Gabrielle Bernstein)Born a Crime (Trevor Noah)September Book Club Selection: The September book selection for the Cup of Something Lovely Book Club is 'Smart Women Finish Rich' by David Bach! You can buy it here or download the e- or audiobook from your local library. Masks! My favourite Vancouver companies making reusable (non-medical) masks for adults and kids are listed here.Let's connect! Please take a moment to rate, review and share the episode with a friend. You can also join the conversation on Instagram and Facebook. Thanks for listening and see you next week for another round of girl talk.
In this episode, I have a great chat with global citizen, smart cookie and tech boss-babe Humaira Ahmed from Locelle. Humaira talks about her experiences growing up in Pakistan, overcoming adversity, following her ambitions, and breaking boundaries as a female Person of Colour in tech. We also dig into gender stereotypes, and she shares the story of her father standing up for her at two pivotal moments in her life. (It's a really amazing story.)Humaira Ahmed is the Founder and CEO of Locelle. Locelle is a global private platform created for women in the workplace based in British Columbia. As a Pakistani-born Canadian entrepreneur, she is passionate about diversity in traditionally male-dominated industries. Being a woman of colour, immigrant, and having a background in Software Engineering, Humaira is on a mission to inspire and influence women to pursue their ambitions and navigate barriers.Connect with Humaira @locelle on Instagram and on LinkedIn.Book(s) we talk about in this episode:Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity (David Allen)August Book Club Selection: This month's book club selection is Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner. Click here to join our book club and RSVP for the August 30 online discussion! Where you can buy the book: Indigo.ca - https://bit.ly/CGTAugBook Amazon.ca - https://amzn.to/2EHAeOZ (Audible and Kindle have free trials!)Masks! My favourite Vancouver companies making reusable (non-medical) masks for adults and kids are listed here.Let's connect! Please take a moment to rate, review and share the episode with a friend. You can also join the conversation on Instagram and Facebook. Thanks for listening and see you next week for another round of girl talk.
(Recorded July 26) In this episode, I have some great girl talk with radiation therapist and wine blogger Deborah Murray. Deb shares her pandemic experience as a healthcare worker, her favourite #GetThrifty wines for summer, and why it's been so important to live in the moment. We get nerdy about wine, and also chat carbs, photography, confidence and our mutual love of Scotland. Deborah Murray has degree in Photography from Emily Carr University. She went on to study Radiation Therapy at BCIT and now work as a Radiation Therapist at the BC Cancer Agency. As she learned more about wine, friends would suggest that she write a blog about it, which was a great reason to get back into photography. She started the Year in Wine blog and has since taken her  WSET I and II, and hopes to do Level III soon. She likes to travel, although travel plans look like they will be on hold for a while. So for now, it's travelling through wine an carbs!Connect with Deb @yearinwine onInstagram and at her blog. Our recommended IG follows for food and flat lay inspo: @gmmphotography, @extraforavocado, @mmoilanenphotography.Book(s) we talk about in this episode:A Severed Wasp (Madeleine L'Engle)August Book Club Selection: This month's book club selection is Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner. Click here to join our book club and RSVP for the August 30 online discussion! Where you can buy the book: Indigo.ca - https://bit.ly/CGTAugBook Amazon.ca - https://amzn.to/2EHAeOZ (Audible and Kindle have free trials!)Let's connect! Please take a moment to rate, review and share the episode with a friend. You can also join the conversation on Instagram and Facebook. Thanks for listening and see you next week for another round of girl talk.
(Recorded July 17, 2020) It's a double-episode week! My guest for this episode is Caylen Baker from Canvas Candle Co. Caylen and I chat about our mutual love of hygge, and she gives insight on the candle making process and why phthalates are a big no-no. Caylen also shares the emotional ride COVID-19 has taken her on as an entrepreneur, and we talk about how a business decision she recently made helped me with one of my own.Caylen is an entrepreneur based in the Vancouver area. As the owner of Canvas Candle Co., she’s passionate about giving customers an ethical sensory experience. While working in marketing in the "inside the box" golf industry, Caylen found she needed something to flex her creative muscles. And so Canvas Candle Co. was born! Caylen is also the dog-mum of an adorable Boston Terrier and avid fan of ice cream.More info on the Canadian Romani Alliance can be found here. Connect with Caylen and Canvas Candle Co. on Instagram and on the shop website.Book(s) we talk about in this episode:The Power of Now (Eckhart Tolle)August Book Club Selection: This month's book club selection is Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner. Click here to join our book club and RSVP for the August 30 online discussion! Where you can buy the book: Indigo.ca - https://bit.ly/CGTAugBook Amazon.ca - https://amzn.to/2EHAeOZ (Audible and Kindle have free trials!)Let's connect! Please take a moment to rate, review and share the episode with a friend. You can also join the conversation on Instagram and Facebook. Thanks for listening and see you next week for another round of girl talk.
In this episode, I sit down for a virtual chat with Pearl Cicci, a Vancouver-based Nutritionist and Health Coach. We talk about how she keeps her positive energy up, growing up in Vancouver as a Black person, plant-based eating, and why we need to go with our gut. Pearl also gives some tips for incorporating more plants in our diet and shares some insight on supplements. Pearl Cicci is a Nutritionist and Health Coach with a passion for educating people about nutrition. Her goal is to make it easy and simple to achieve optimal health. Taking a very holistic approach, Pearl is focused on the overall well being of a person. Using plant-based approaches Pearl works with female entrepreneurs to increase their energy levels and optimize their health. She believes that, with proper information and guidance, everyone can become the healthiest version of themselves at any age. When pearl has some extra time you will find her either doing something active or learning something new. Pearl has a strong passion for dancing and thinks everyone needs to dance more!Connect with Pearl on Instagram: @pearlcicciBooks we talk about in this episode:Untethered Soul (Michael A. Singer)August Book Club Selection: This month's book club selection is Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner. Click here to join our book club and RSVP for the August 30 online discussion! Where you can buy the book: Indigo.ca - https://bit.ly/CGTAugBook Amazon.ca - https://amzn.to/2EHAeOZ (Audible and Kindle have free trials!)Let's connect! Please take a moment to rate, review and share the episode with a friend. You can also join the conversation on Instagram and Facebook. Thanks for listening and see you next week for another round of girl talk. 
(Recorded on June 10) Marketing maven, and lovely human, Stefanie McAuley is back for another round of girl talk. Stef first came on the podcast back in January, and the world has completely changed since then. In this episode, we dig into privilege, authenticity, good (and bad habits) gained during COVID, and Stef also shares some savvy marketing tips for our current climate. (Stef's neighbor also makes a random appearance (think Friends), which was immensely entertaining.)Stef is a writer and marketing specialist who has worked with some of the biggest brands around the globe like Nike, Nestle, Coca-Cola, Stella Artois, Tesco and Benefit Cosmetics. Not one to sit still, she's lived on three continents and travelled to fifty countries. Since coming back to Vancouver in 2015, Stef worked for PressReader, the world’s leading digital newsstand. As of early 2019, she jumped into her own business, Broad World, with both feet. She started sharing her stories years ago on Broad World’s blog, inspired by her travels, life’s lessons, and the incredible women she came across. Check it out – you might find a story that lights a fire in you, too.Connect with Stefanie on Instagram @broad_world.Books we talk about in this episode:To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)Little Fires Everywhere (Celeste Ng)Washington Black (Esi Edugyan)July Book Club Selection: This month's book club selection is So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo. Click here to join our book club and RSVP for the July 26 online discussion! Where you can buy the book: Indigo.ca - https://bit.ly/CGTJulyBook Amazon.ca - https://amzn.to/3ghpvZl (Audible and Kindle have free trials!)Let's connect! Please take a moment to rate, review and share the episode with a friend. You can also join the conversation on Instagram and Facebook. Thanks for listening and see you next week for another round of girl talk.
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