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They met in 8th grade, dated for 2 months, and by the end of 4 months, the two best friends had tied the knot.  March 13th, 2004 - Lonnie & Lindsay’s life changed forever. In this episode, we chat with Linday about how her husband's motorbike crash deeply affected them both, not just as a whole, but also in terms of their everyday life, and the uncommon resilience they’ve displayed in the past 17 years to create a beautiful new life together..
This episode features Jamie Weisberg: a 27 years old badass, who grew up in a middle-class family in Canada and has a remarkable sense of humor, but most of all - she is a fierce body positivity maven and an eating disorder activist.  In this conversation, we dig deeper into Jamie’s recovery journey from bulimia and the many challenges that came with it.
This episode features Jenna Dillulio: a social media content creator from Virginia, who shares her powerful journey to sobriety: the good, the bad, the ugly, and the transformational parts. Several years of alcohol abuse and a near-death experience later, Jenna is thriving today and helping those who are looking for a sign or a starting point to begin their journey to sobriety. Say hello to your sober bestie!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
This episode features the former executive head chef at the White House: Sebastien Solomon! Sebastien moved to the DC area just 4 years ago. He is originally from Haiti & was raised in New Jersey. Hailing from a family with less than modest means, Sebastian’s childhood was eventful, defined by his living conditions, & he got the inspiration to cook while living with his grandmother in Haiti, who showed him how to create magic in the kitchen. Sebastian is an acclaimed personal chef who is not just widely known for being a former Executive Chef for the White House, but also a Resident Chef for the Embassy of Haiti, and most importantly, a promoter of Haiti's Gastronomy. Tune in to hear all about Sebastian’s inspiring journey, & his awesome experience working at the White House!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
The birth of a baby can trigger a jumble of powerful emotions, from excitement and joy to fear and anxiety. But it can also result in something you might not expect — depression.Most new moms experience postpartum "baby blues" after childbirth, which commonly include mood swings, crying spells, anxiety, and difficulty sleeping. Baby blues typically begin within the first two to three days after delivery and may last for up to two weeks. This episode features Catie McHardy from Idaho: momma bear of 4 kids - 5 and under - woooh! Happily married for the past 8 years & a champion of empowering women to be confident and unapologetic in their bodies and business! In this episode, we underscore Catie’s mommy geniuses and wisdom about what her own journey to motherhood has taught her about postpartum and how she’s using that knowledge to spark joy in her community!
This episode features Myles Berrio - an Atlanta, Georgia-based Real Estate Investor & a fitness maven. On December 8th, 2020, Myles decided to make an exception to go to the gym in the evening instead of following his usual morning routine. Everything was fine. He completed his workout, got out of the gym, into his car, headed home, but never made it. His car was hit by a drunk driver head-on - totaled, & bones crushed. His brain was in a fog, disoriented state of mind, blood everywhere - Myles could not breathe, trapped in his car- waiting to be rescued. Life happens when you least expect it...What really happened that night? How did Myles’ life change forever? Tune in to find out.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Many things get passed down through families, like heirlooms, genetic conditions, and physical characteristics. In some cases, trauma can be inherited, too. This episode of The Lavender Fix podcast features, Isha Gounder: born and raised in LA to Indo- Fijian parents, currently an English major at UCLA. This conversation underscores Isha's brown history and how her mother’s postpartum depression and rocky relationship with her spouse threw Isha’s life into disarray. Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
This episode of The Lavender Fix Podcast features Aisha Patterson: a wife and mom of four from Tulsa, Oklahoma who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 30.Aisha is passionate about educating women on self-care and raising awareness around breast cancer. She is also the creator of #walkingoncancer21 -  A movement that encourages cancer survivors to write "cancer" on the bottom of their shoes on World Cancer Day and walk all over cancer. In this episode, we talk all about Aisha’s life-altering experience with breast cancer, & how far she’s come in her recovery journey.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
This episode features Michelle Krastiņš  from Dallas, TX - a social media sensation with 4.1 million reel plays on Instagram, a full-time working mom to Wells, and a business owner at Bub & Babe. Michelle had a long and arduous journey from 2018 to 2019 where she miscarried twice: once naturally, delivering her placenta at home, and once through a Dilation and Curettage (D&C) procedure to remove tissue from inside the uterus. Goes without saying that it was a rollercoaster of emotional highs and almighty lows leading to the eventual birth of her healthy baby boy, Wells, in 2020. Having said that, Michelle’s delivery was a near-death experience that took a toll on her emotionally, physically & mentally. In this episode, we chat with Michelle about how she coped with her miscarriages, what helped her get pregnant again and why she had a daunting birth experience despite a healthy pregnancy.  Let’s learn from Michelle’s uncommon display of resilience! Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
This episode of The Lavender Fix Podcast features Shilpa Reddy Tekula: originally from Hyderabad in India, residing in Detroit, Michigan, and an Endometrial Cancer survivor. Shilpa is a physician-scientist at the University of Michigan and her work is primarily related to Triple Negative Breast Cancer on a genetic/cellular level. In this episode, we chat with Shilpa about how she found out about her illness, the tumultuous journey of coming to terms with her reality Amid COVID19, the role her support system played in her journey to survival, her resilience, and her greatest learnings from this experience. One word: INSPIRINGBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
This episode of The Lavender Fix podcast features,  Sheen Dhar: a 1st-degree black belt and an NPC figure competitor from Kashmir, living in Georgia, Atlanta, USA. Bodybuilding is no joke. There is A LOT of science to it. There's a stringent regime you need to stick with, with no room to falter on your diet. But let’s be honest, if you’re a woman, it comes with a lot of grime and criticism from society. In this episode, we learn more about how Sheen developed an interest in the world of bodybuilding, her family's response to her wanting to enter contests, Sheen's fitness regime to hit her extraordinary goals, and how she persevered to enter and win competitions!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
This episode of The Lavender Fix podcast features Tasia Bhat: A Kashmir based food blogger who is a master of sharing authentic Kashmiri recipes on YouTube. Tasia realized that there was a dearth of traditional Kashmiri recipes on the Internet, & also that all the recipes that were available online were in fact not authentic or did not list the correct ingredients. This motivated her to start her own YouTube  channel with her husband: Kashmir Food Fusion, that has reached 179k subscribers! Woah!Tune in to learn how Tasia did it all! Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Beka Clayton was pregnant with her second baby. She was in great health, she was glowing, she was blooming into the most beautiful flower you’d ever seen, she felt exuberant, she felt like a goddess growing life. It was perfect even with the pain. She was so close to completing her family, but  life had other plans. 18 weeks and 6 days pregnant. The gestation Beka was with her second baby, when she knew something was wrong. She hadn’t felt movement in a few days and  could not find his heartbeat on the Doppler anymore. It took her 3 more days to convince herself to call her doctor. At her appointment, the doctors confirmed what Beka had known all along: her baby had died earlier that week. This episode of The Lavender Fix - Podcast features Beka Clayton, from central Florida, who’s here to talk about her pregnancy loss journey, what helped her make peace with her loss, and how she’s using her personal journey to spread awareness about pregnancy loss and miscarriages, while supporting other mammas who’ve had a similar experience. Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
This episode features Aamir Wani: the famous photographer, filmmaker, poet & a writer from Kashmir. Aamir’s  work is hugely inspired by Kashmiri-American poet, Agha Shahid Ali, & he is a multi-award winning photographer who has been honoured with India’s Best Travel Photographer by Travel + Leisure (2017,) the mBillionth award by DEF & the UN World Awards for Heritage & Tourism (2018) alongside many MANY more accolades! After graduating from the university in the UK, Aamir returned to Kashmir in 2014 & started his photography career soon after. He has dedicated his art to showcasing Kashmir as a story of hope, love, beauty & innocence. His stunning Instagram account “Kashmir Through my Lens'' undoubtedly earns him an easy ‘follow’ with over a 100k followers. Aamir’s work makes you fall in love with the history & culture of Kashmir. He is currently pursuing an MFA in filmmaking in Paris and is here to chat with us about his inspiring journey to becoming one of the most well respected photographers in Kashmir!Tune in!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
This episode features the very first woman, with Alopecia, to be featured in the Sports Illustrated magazine: Christie Valdiserri! YUP! Talk about breaking the glass ceiling and smashing the bizarre beauty norms! Christie is a dancer, a model, a fitness instructor, a motivational speaker, founder of Bald Tourage - and the list goes on! Today we learn more about Christi’s journey to embracing her natural self and all the ups and downs that came with it.Tune in!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition in which the ovaries produce an abnormal amount of androgens, male sex hormones that are usually present in women in small amounts. The name polycystic ovary syndrome describes the numerous small cysts (fluid-filled sacs) that form in the ovaries. However, some women with this disorder do not have cysts, while some women without the disorder do develop cysts. In this episode we're in conversation with Tallene and her husband Sirak: Tallene is a PCOS Weight Loss registered dietitian and a strong believer of the fact that you don’t just have to live with PCOS, because you can thrive with PCOS. She was diagnosed at age 18, and was left worried and confused without much information or guidance from her practitioner. Unsatisfied with the generally accepted belief that birth control is the only way to manage a PCOS diagnosis , Tallene decided to look for alternative options. Sirak is a PCOS Personal Trainer and a strong supporter of women struggling with PCOS. A former engineer, he has repurposed his skills and applied his creative genius to editing and producing the content within their membership portal and on social media. In this episode, Tallene & Sirak  share the fruits of their knowledge around PCOS so you can live your life to the fullest.Tune in!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
This episode features the CEO & Founder of the famous Kashmiri clothing line, Tul Palav: Iqra Ahmed. Iqra is a full time hustler, a businesswoman & a creative thinker. Iqra’s work is not just about reviving the traditional Kashmiri fashion & style but in fact revolutionising it with quirky embellishments, interesting cuts & silhouettes, patchwork & embroidery - all while keeping the true essence of the traditional Kashmiri style intact.  Everything that Iqra has achieved did not come overnight. How was Tul Palav born? How did Iqra come up with such interesting designs? How did Iqra's brand pick up in Kashmir? What are her future plans? Tune in to find out!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
This episode is about a powerful journey of resilience, hope & survival featuring Barbora Kurcovà, a quirky soul, originally from the Czech Republic, currently residing in Norway. Barbora is a Cervical Cancer survivor. Barbora was diagnosed with Cervical Cancer in the December of 2019. She started her treatment on the 6th of January 2020, & since then she has experienced a whirlpool of emotions. A journey like that comes with a lot of frustration, anger, pain, fear & worry - all at the same time. It challenges your emotional boundaries, pushes you into survival mode & creates an existential crisis. How did Barbora fight the cancer? What was going through her mind before, during & after the treatment? How was she feeling about this alien inside her body? How did she get the support she needed? What kept her going?  Tune in to find out.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
This episode features the makeup mogul of Kashmir: Saba Shafi Sheikh. After graduating in English literature from Delhi University, Saba completed her MBA in Business Management and tried her hand at a few jobs in the corporate sector before she found her bearing: the art of makeup. Saba is a very known name in Kashmir with over 144k  followers on her Instagram handle @makeupbysaba, and many more admirers all over India! In this  super special episode we chat with Saba about her journey to becoming the number 1 makeup artist in the valley of Kashmir- from start to finish, the challenges that motivated her to persevere and how she continues to thrive in her field of work!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
In this 25th episode of The Lavender Fix podcast I interview: Suhail Naqshbandi,  a Kashmiri cartoonist & a graphic journalist whose work is driven by passion & politics.  Influenced by his personal experiences growing up in the conflict-ridden valley of Kashmir, Amid military occupation, human rights violations & cultural imperialism - his work is groundbreaking. Tune in to learn more about how Suhail became a cartoonist accidentally, what motivated him to keep going Amid conflict, how he dealt with excessive censorship, & how his life experiences have shaped his work today!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
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Nic 2020

I loved this podcast! I follow Karen on insta and you couldn't Not like her! Her energy is infectious. She is so helpful with all things skin, growing out the grey, being yourself, looking after and being kind to yourself. She is beautiful inside and out and I love how she wants to share that with others.

Nov 22nd
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