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  • Diane Quartly is an energy worker who used her incredible psychic abilities to move beyond grief. Her son was run over and killed by her best friend and Diane talks about how she moved from anger to peace through an incredible journey.

    Her book “About a Blue Angel” speaks about tragedy and her ability to move through the most difficult period in her life

    Diane now facilitates energy workshops and uses her powerful psychic connection in her spirit and soul coaching sessions. She is a positive and knowledgeable Medium who taps into the energy and vibrations of loved ones who have crossed over.

    From a student to a guest, I want to welcome Diane Quartly to The Inner Circle.

    Let's dig in!

    WHAT YOU'LL HEAR IN THIS EPISODE:

    9:52 - We begin with Diane's impactful story, what life was back before tragedy hit her family, the disastrous event, and the incredible gift she was given. 27:57 - After such a tragedy and having a last moment with her child, Diane went through a lot of emotions, and people reacted in many ways, reaching out to help her and giving a lot of support. 33:00 - After the tragedy, her relationship with her best friend wasn't going to be the same. Diane talks about her reaction and what happened to them. 36:53 - The unbelievable loss opened an unbelievable door for Diane; she was aware of the ability, so she started learning about it. 40:31 - Diane embraced her ability, and it became her passion and her career. She describes how she became an energy worker with credibility in the public's eyes and her answer to anyone who thinks her work is false. 44:30 - She gives us a glimpse into her world, describing what does she see and feels, how she can tap into different types of energies, and tune in to interpret others' energy. 52:21 - Diane gives her perspective about the current COVID situation, and the energetic shift she and others felt was going to happen.

    QUOTES:

    "We were living life, doing our thing, and having a happy little family." "We're always looking for the next great thing to do and be passionate about." "It was a disaster." "It wasn't until that very moment that I felt and really knew the differences between the spiritual and physical body." "You go through these emotions where you're thankful for the love; you're feeling the love and support, and you're grateful." "Give me some time to breathe here." "I could see steps ahead." "It's just was who I was, and it didn't scare me." "It solidified to me that I was something that not everybody could do." "Where can we go we this."

    MENTIONED:

    About a Blue Angel - Book

    Diane Quartly - Website

    @dianequartly - Twitter

    @dqenergyinterpreter - Facebook

    @quartlydiane - Instagram

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    Carrie Doll - Website

    @CarrieADoll - Twitter

    @Carrie Doll - Facebook

    @Carrie Doll - YouTube

    @carriedollconsulting - Instagram

    @CarrieDoll - LinkedIn

  • Food and diet are multibillion-dollar industries. Both are confusing and complicated ––to say the least––, especially when we are continually being bombarded with messages of what we should and shouldn't eat.

    Today, we have an expert in the area of culinary nutrition and advanced female metabolism with certifications in both specialties.

    She helps people achieve their health goals by getting them off the diet roller coaster and then helping them focus on food, eating, and nutrition.

    She is also the executive chef, founder, and creator of all the amazing recipes for a new café ––that I'm in love with–– called Masterlab, which focuses on performance food.

    We're venturing into the world of food and nutrition! I want to welcome Erin Smandych into The Inner Circle.

    Let's dig in!

    WHAT YOU'LL HEAR IN THIS EPISODE:

    3:50 - We start with Erin's powerful message about the capability of food, her background, her biggest passions, and the importance of considering the social and emotional components of food that take place in our health. 7:45 - We address the complicated topic of carbs, what they are, the sources, their importance, the fear around it, the impact they have on our bodies, biofeedback, and how to balance them. 15:19 - Time to discuss Keto Diets, where this comes from, what it is, what it is ketosis, how it works, the impact, the benefits, and for whom it is. 21:48 - Moving into Intermittent Fasting, the misconceptions, and intensity of it, what it really is, its impact, its benefits, how it affects hormones, and the implications. 29:40 - Stress is one of the biggest obstacles that everyone suffers; we ought to know how bad it is for us, the effects, how it can impact our body and metabolism, how to balance it, and the power of walking and slowing down. 37:21 - Gluten is one topic full of misinformation and misunderstandings; Erin explains what it really is, why it causes so many problems to people. 42:51 - We tackle a relevant topic: Is there a relationship between packed goods and our health problems, and how do we listen to our biofeedback and balance it. 44:30 - We wrap up the conversation by congratulating Erin on the opening of Masterlab, the fantastic recipes, and the philosophy behind everything.

    QUOTES:

    "I'm also really passionate about cutting through a lot of the misinformation out there." "This very special time to connect over food." "Find a balance that works for your body." "It's important to get to know your own body so you can actually be your own expert." "It should always come back to what feels best for your body." "If we are under extreme stress, our metabolism constraints itself." "It's about learning your own body and not arbitrarily cutting something out because you heard it could be poison." "What is the quality of the food you're eating." "I love being able to combine holistic nutrition principles, and the way our food fuels us can be medicinal, healing, performance-enhancing with delicious recipes."

    MENTIONED:

    Masterlab - Website

    Erin Smandych - Website

    @erinsmandychnutrition - Facebook

    @erinsmandych - Instagram

    JOURNEY INTO THE INNER CIRCLE:

    https://www.carriedoll.co/t - Website

    @CarrieADoll - Twitter

    @Carrie Doll - Facebook

    @Carrie Doll - YouTube

    @carriedollconsulting - Instagram

    @CarrieDoll - LinkedIn

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  • My guest today, Bryan Mudryk, was a colleague when I was on CTV and hopefully a friend for life, but, I have to confess I've always been intrigued by him and his stories.

    You may know him from his work as a sports anchor; his career exploded quickly delivering comments for some of the most important events such as The Curling Championship of the World, hockey games, and the Olympic Games.

    He powerfully honors his roots, curling is his passion, his family is his everything, and he raised almost 2 million dollars for cancer research.

    ...Why?

    He lives every day at its fullest because, at a very young age, his health was defied by cancer, not once but twice, and later on in his life cancer took his best friends.

    I want to welcome my dear friend Bryan Mudryk to The Inner Circle.

    Let's dig in!

    WHAT YOU'LL HEAR IN THIS EPISODE:

    8:55 - We start with how life was growing up in a "small town", and the strong bond his family has. 14:12 - Bryan describes how and what put him on the path to broadcast journalism that aligned with his passions. 15:37 - Going back to one of the most challenging times in his life, Bryan remembers what it was like to be 16 and get diagnosed with cancer. 22:56 - He takes us back to the second cancer diagnosis, what it was like to sit in the hospital to wait, what got him through it, and the reality of reliving such a challenging time. 29:22 - After leaving the hospital, Bryan was a new person, and so was his mindset. 36:43 - Bryan details how and why he got a dog! 38:02 - When someone is going through difficult times, many people do not know what to say or how to act, Bryan gives his advice on what people really need during that time. 41:55 - We take a moment to honor Bryan's golf tournament and the 2 million dollars he raised for cancer research, he says what it was like to live such an incredible moment. 47:48 - The loss of his brother was one of the worst experiences Bryan had to go through; he describes the emotions he felt when he got the news that his brother was battling cancer. 53:30 - We talk about the mental health journey someone goes through after a life-changing event, the importance and massive impact of sharing one's story, and deliver a positive point of view. 57:00 - Bryan tells us what life is like living his dream in Toronto, what his plans are for the future, what is on the horizon in his personal life, and finally he shares a view of what we need to keep in mind during these crazy times.

    QUOTES:

    "I had a good place to be a kid and grow up." "My glass is half full ...unless there's red wine, then it's usually empty." "I just remember my parents were crying in the room and I knew it was serious." "If you don't have a sense of humor coming out of that, you are not going to make it." "I wanted to get back to work; I wanted to feel normal, and I wanted to do what I loved." "The waiting around and not knowing is horrific." "To feel as normal as possible." "They wouldn't want you to grieve." "Be kind to yourself and give yourself permission to grieve." "Find a way to laugh every day."

    MENTIONED:

    @bryanmudryktsn - Instagram

    @BryanMudryk - Twitter

    JOURNEY INTO THE INNER CIRCLE:

    https://www.carriedoll.co/t - Website

    @CarrieADoll - Twitter

    @Carrie Doll - Facebook

    @Carrie Doll - YouTube

    @carriedollconsulting - Instagram

    @CarrieDoll - LinkedIn

  • How many of us have trouble finding joy these days? We are all going to have tough days as we navigate through this COVID crisis.

    ...But what if I told you that everything is figureoutable?

    Today's guest is an expert in bringing joy.

    She recently finished a book named "Bring the Joy" (comes out May 26, 2020) because she knows the world needs to hear this message, especially during these difficult times.

    She believes that we can bring joy to death, and to a time like this. Before you roll your eyes; trust me, she lived it.

    After losing her son, she decided that she would stop wasting time and get moving on her big dreams. Her incredible journey and message teach us to "use pain as rocket fuel to create amazing change", and she is here to help us find joy starters amid all this uncertainty.

    She is a keynote speaker, published author, philanthropist, fashionista and all-around kickass woman and mom. It's a pleasure to have the one and only Jessica Janzen joining us in The Inner Circle.

    So let's bring joy!

    WHAT YOU'LL HEAR IN THIS EPISODE:

    7:35 - We start with Jessica's incredible story, and the learnings she gained through the loss of her child. A wound of this magnitude is enormous for anyone; so finding joy becomes the mission.

    24:00 - After a hard emotional rollercoaster, Jessica shares the details of the incident, and how she found the strength and joy in a moment at the funeral of her honorable son.

    29:02 - We go back to when Jessica was in high school, where she lived through a powerful but dark moment, but she had someone to protect her and help her get through that moment.

    30:45 - Even after so much pain, there was a joy for Jessica and her husband, as their new daughter was born, and they were able to start again.

    35:00 - Jessica reveals how her "joy career" unfolded and the fundraising process around it, the events she created to grow the movement, and how it became a business.

    44:00 - We turn to the other passions Jessica's business made, the struggle to grow them, the freedom that allowed her to build the foundation, and the origin of "joy starters".

    50:36 - She explains the mindset wire that allowed her to become so "insane" to progress in life, and how she got to use all this crazy goodness to do good in the world.

    52:40 - We are all going through different levels of pain in our lives, but Jessica teaches how to use pain as rocket fuel to better ourselves.

    QUOTES:

    "Here's what your mission is, stay on this path, and you will have a great life."

    "There wasn't a solution to figure it out; it was how we're going to figure out how to make his death amazing."

    "We are going to do this with joy, and we are going to honor our son's life."

    "We literally had been given the gift of time saying, you don't have a lot of it so use it well."

    "There is no roadmap for grief; every day is different."

    "Because you lost your life, I found mine."

    "We wanted to encourage people just to move their bodies."

    "I know I have to use what I'm given."

    MENTIONED:

    Pre-sale campaign for the book: Bring The Joy

    Love for Lewiston - Website

    Jessica Janzen - Website

    @Jessica Janzen Olstad - Facebook

    @thejessicajanzen - Instagram

    @Jessica Janzen Olstad - Youtube

    @Jessica Janzen - LinkedIn



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    https://www.carriedoll.co/ - Website

    @CarrieADoll - Twitter

    @Carrie Doll - Facebook

    @Carrie Doll - YouTube

    @carriedollconsulting - Instagram

    @CarrieDoll - LinkedIn

  • After the COVID outbreak and everything strange happening around it, I think it's safe to say that all of us would benefit from some laughter in our lives, after all, it is the best medicine.

    My guest today knows all about the importance of laughter as she discovered its power.

    Through countless trials and tribulations, Candy left her career as a hard-working lawyer and followed her passion for being a comedian.

    She has also been deeply affected by the crisis as all of her bookings have been cancelled, and now she is trying to map out a new normal as we all are.

    Sit back and enjoy the free show, the insights, and the hilarity throughout this conversation!

    I'm so glad to welcome the one and only Candy Palmater to The Inner Circle.

    Let's dig in!

    WHAT YOU'LL HEAR IN THIS EPISODE:

    7:54 - We start with Candy's powerful story, and the learnings she gained throughout her journey. The power of knowing what you want and how to get it. 19:24 - After her first show ––and a standing ovation from the multitude––, Candy knew what her gift to the world was, she stepped away from law and started her new journey. 22:47 - Candy's father suffered from extreme alcoholism until one painful incident occurred, after that he decided to quit for good and become a better person and father. 29:11 - Being indigenous can be a challenge; racism can emerge from anyone, even your family; but Candy was able to manage it and honor her roots. 33:05 - One of the most challenging things Candy had to do was recognizing who she really was and having the strength to leave her toxic boyfriend. Fortunately, it was one of the best decisions she made as she found a new partner and a more suitable connection to help her through tough situations. 40:37 - After so many hard circumstances, her comedy career exploded as she even got her TV show, Candy shares her experience and journey. 51:46 - Fast forward to today, Candy describes what her future looks like, what are her upcoming projects and dreams to accomplish.

    QUOTES:

    "She is going to be wonderment in the world." "When you are raised being told that, it's such a gift." "Life should turn you on in some way." "When I was still a lawyer, I started telling people I was a comedian, and I had never told a joke in public before... And I was 32 years old." "Maybe your job is to be a bridge." "You have to learn to love what is good for you." "It was a beautiful moment to look at my siblings and say she was there when we all took our first breath, and we were all here when she took her last." "You have to be your own best salesperson." "It has to end because I have to be open now for the next chapter." "Understand there are a lot of missteps along the way, there're a lot of fallings down, but the point of it is to figure out what is success for you." "Don't sit down on your couch and wonder; you got to try it!" “Whatever it is that tickles your funny bone, you need to look for that right now.”



    MENTIONED:

    The Candy Show | Entertainment by Candy Palmater - Website

    @TheCandyShow - Twitter

    @The Candy Show - Facebook

    @TheCandyShow - Youtube

    @thecandyshow - Instagram

    @CandyPalmater - LinkedIn



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    https://www.carriedoll.co/t - Website

    @CarrieADoll - Twitter

    @Carrie Doll - Facebook

    @Carrie Doll - YouTube

    @carriedollconsulting - Instagram

    @CarrieDoll - LinkedIn

  • Today's guest Mandy Trapp has spent nearly 20 years studying and teaching mindfulness and meditation.

    "A new world is being born; we need only to remember our source".

    This phrase by Deepak Chopra stopped me in my tracks and got me thinking a lot about our new reality and the million-dollar question on everyone's mind...

    What is the world going to look like pos-COVID?

    As a student of Dr. Deepak Chopra, Mandy Trapp learned how to blend ancient wisdom with modern science and integrated the teachings back into her own life, as a busy mom of 3.

    Her goal is to empower others by bringing them back to themselves and support them to seek the meaning in their suffering while using their struggles as a means for connection rather than disconnection.

    It's a pleasure to have Mandy Trapp joining us at The Inner Circle to give us an insightful answer to this uncertain matter.

    Let's start!

    WHAT YOU'LL HEAR IN THIS EPISODE:

    05:30 - We start discussing the lessons Mandy learned from working with Deepak Chopra, what it meant to her and her perspective of his phrase. 10:07 - In the middle of a negative conversation around the COVID-19 crisis, Mandy offers us a positive reflection and an opportunity to examine. 21:18 - Mandy gives her viewpoint of what we should try to do individually at this unfamiliar time. 23:23 - By figuring out who she is, Mandy understood what she wanted to do and leaped faithfully into meditation. 29:42 - Mandy shares the essential milestones throughout her journey; making leaps of faith that would move her closer to her goals and what felt right in her heart. 40:25 - When Mandy opened her meditation studio, many people were against it and even told her she was crazy. She responded by creating a successful business even though she had to deal with a massive health challenge. 54:42 - After one of the most beautiful reflections of vulnerability, Mandy shares why and where the strength came from to overcome the challenge.

    QUOTES:

    "You should treat every day like it was your first day on the planet, with the wonderment, the curiosity of a child." "We need to understand that we get to consciously create the world we step back into." "You get to look at what is everything that is really working for me in my life." "We have to get rid of the parts of us that don't fit anymore, and to be comfortable with that leap." "I gained a lot of new friends and connections that felt so much more true." "I kept thinking about this woman who went through last year's training; she is a physician from Kuwait and the day after she left the training she was flying back, and she said, “I want you to know that I am going to be teaching this meditation to all of the patients and physician at the hospital." "We thought long and hard about how we serve our community, how can we help people who don't know where to go due to stress, anxiety, depression ...and that's when we had the idea." "Pay attention and check things a little bit more quickly." "How can you not see that this is an opportunity to love more deeply and to be more grateful." "I believe that everybody wants the truth of who they are and really be seen."

    MENTIONED:

    https://www.lifestylemeditation.com/ - Website

    @MandyTrapp - Twitter

    @MandyTrapp - Facebook

    @mandytrapp - Instagram

    @MandyTrapp - LinkedIn

    JOURNEY INTO THE INNER CIRCLE:

    https://www.carriedoll.co/ - Website

    @CarrieADoll - Twitter

    @Carrie Doll - Facebook

    @Carrie Doll - YouTube

    @carriedollconsulting - Instagram

  • From economies collapsing to not being able to spend time with your family, friends or colleagues; the crisis created by COVID-19 is precarious, it doesn't seem to have a near end, and it is creating a lot of questions along its path.

    Lucky for us, today we have a full female powerhouse capable of delivering the answers we so desperately need.

    She was the 9th Deputy Prime Minister of Canada and a remarkable woman who is still fiercely plugged-in to the workings of the Government.

    ...She extraordinarily knows what she talks about.

    It's an honor to have Anne McLellan joining us at The Inner Circle, where we'll dive deep all things related to COVID-19, the world as it exists today, how will we come out of it, and the role of Government guiding us through it all.

    Let's start with it!

    WHAT YOU'LL HEAR IN THIS EPISODE:

    16:53 - We start with Anne's perspective on the COVID crisis and the impact it is having on the world, and what she would compare it to. 20:48 - She talks of the pressure the Government and the systems have to give an accurate solution, and what they are doing to reduce the impact. 28:00 - Anne opines about the criticism that the Government is receiving for how they are handling the crisis and the measures used to control the infected. 39:35 - With the virus mutating, it could mean that the infection could be in our lives for the next few years. Anne describes how the world pos-COVID could look like, and how we will have to evolve. 45:53 - We compare and analyze the Canadian response vs the American response to COVID-19. 53:52 - When the US-Canada border was shut down, it was a rude awakening for us about the intensity of the situation. Anne describes what will it take ––and when–– to reopen it. 58:46 - The airline business is one industry that is being tremendously impacted; we explore what their reality may look like during this emergency. 1:03:36 - The oil market is another industry suffering because of the crisis. Anne explains what it means to Canada that an oil barrel that costs 25 dollars –or less–. 1:11:23 - Anne comment on how will the world crisis change how we do work, and if there is any good coming from this situation.



    QUOTES:

    "This is a new experience for almost all of us." "It is pretty frightening when all a sudden, you don't have any customers." "To the people who'd been laid off, how do we get them enough resources." "We all need to pull together; this is about doing what we can all do in the best interest of all Canadians." "We have a social responsibility to each other, to keep each other safe." "To the people who are angry, it is actually all up to us, if we social distance, if we do what we are being asked to do, we will get through this a lot faster." "We are only as strong as the weakest link when it's an infectious disease." "People will be just a little skeptical about whether they want to take this chance with their health." "Technology will drive what the new industries look like." "After the crisis, ...we need to be careful with self-isolation." "I hope this doesn't make us more distant from our neighbors." "Human beings are amazingly resilient."



    MENTIONED:

    https://www.annemclellan.com/ - Website

    @DalChancellor - Twitter



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    https://www.carriedoll.co/t - Website

    @CarrieADoll - Twitter

    @Carrie Doll - Facebook

    @Carrie Doll - YouTube

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  • Exploring COVID-19, Business & Women's Leadership, Janet Riopel joins us in The Inner Circle.

    It seems like we're living in our modern version of WW2; evidently, the COVID-19 crisis is very different but way maybe worse. The impact in the global economy has been astronomical in just a few weeks.

    Is there a silver lining? We need perspective on this and my guest today certainly provides it!

    She is the President and CEO of the EDMONTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. She has deep roots in our community and considerable experience in managing complex, multi-stakeholder projects.

    She is also the inspiring mom of two children and four amazing grandchildren.

    I have the utmost respect for this women, and I'm honored to call her my friend. Let's dive in.

    What You'll Hear in This Episode:

    7:26 - We start with Janet's thoughts about the COVID-19 crisis. "Overwhelmed" was how she described it. Beginning with the pre-factors and how the crisis slowly grew. 10:33 - Janet answers from her business perspective, "How bad is COVID-19 hurting businesses around the world?". 13:25 - She also talks about which businesses are "immune" to the crisis, who are doing "fine" and which are just hanging by a thread. 16:46 - We discuss what other things could businesses do to survive, plus Janet shared fantastic advice and opportunities to take. Additionally, what will be the impact on stay-in-home businesses. 21:01 - If someone lost their job, and decided to follow a passion or dream - Is this the right moment? Janet gives us her point of view. 24:57 - She further answers another frightening question... "How bad is this (COVID-19 crisis) going to get?" 28:15 - Janet gives us a glimpse of how she entered the business world and how she was able to climb so quickly. 31:20 - She also talks about Women's Leadership and "seeing herself as a woman in business." The challenges, the value of being a female, the skillset and things she did to set herself apart. 40:07 - There are a lot of mistakes women make when looking for leadership roles or climbing the ladder. Janet provides us with exceptional advice, and what is the worst thing to do. 49:50 - Finally, Janet shares with us the #1 thing that she has learned throughout all these years.

    Quotes:

    "It seems like this pandemic is very similar to those times right now." "They are trying really hard to maintain some sense of stability or control and calm, in a very chaotic atmosphere." "Nobody thinks this is going to happen." "Businesses are just looking for help." "You spend a lot of time with the people you work with, those people are your family, and you wanna make sure that they are whole." "Take advantage --of the free knowledge-- of that, if there's some time to sit back and think, it's a luxury." "Look at these times as times that you have to be very conscious of how you conduct yourself and what you do, to try to give back to your community. It will matter to you." "I would just run right after it ...I could jump in that hole, and somehow someone would reach out." "Women often have to do the job well before they are recognized for doing the job." "Get involved in clubs cause they make everything more meaningful for you." "If this is my last career stop, ...I'll tell you I really feel like I made a difference in this world."

    Mentioned:

    https://globalcitiescouncil.ca/team/janet-riopel/ - Website

    @Janet M. Riopel - LinkedIn

    @Janet Riopel - Facebook

    @edmontonchamber - Instagram



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    https://www.carriedoll.co/podcast

    @CarrieADoll - Twitter

    @Carrie Doll - Facebook

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  • This week we have an exceptional guest joining us in The Inner Circle; his job is to change lives.

    It's an honor to introduce Mike House; he is the President and CEO of the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation, committed to funding excellence at the Stollery Children's Hospital and children's health priorities. The Foundation's vision is "to give kids the best chance at a long and healthy life".

    Over the past seven years, he has raised over $170 million towards children's health in Alberta. With more than 50 workers and 100,000 donors giving annually to the cause, the Foundation raises over $32 million annually in support of this vision by graciously asking for money, saying thank you, and sharing the impact donors make towards improving children's health in Alberta, Canada.

    He loves being a fundraiser and story-teller and lives his motto "build the uncommon bridge", every day.

    Let's dig in!

    What You'll Hear in This Episode:

    0:33 - I remember when I was a medical reporter at CTV News, I got to witness life-changing stories, but there was one that stood out. I saw life in its rawest form. 4:41 - Introducing our guest, he embodies voluntarism, community support and the beauty of human spirit. 7:19 - Mike shares his unmanageable story and why it's so essential for him to help others in need. 14:02 - Since an early age, Mike knew what his objective was; it became his sole goal to make it real. He knew the odds of failure, but he bet on himself because he understood the impact it could bring to the world. 16:57 - Mike's dream job was to help anyone he could; the objective was simple, to manage the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation. Mike created a plan and took action toward it. 20:00 - His plan succeeded, Mike took over the Foundation and led to expansion, he managed to raise more money than anyone before, resulting in allowing the Hospital to dream big and provide the level of care regular hospitals can't deliver. 22:40 - Dealing with kids is very different from dealing with adults, so he focused on "Family-Centred Care", gathering the techniques and equipment necessary to do so. 26:10 - One of the upcoming projects for Mike and the Foundation is to help children with sensory issues, create a space where they can release their stress and anxiety. 30:38 - Hospitals need the Foundation to create the necessary experiences and fill the gap to get to the next level. By helping the children when they need to and how they need it, we can save time and money in the future, allowing them to create a healthier and happier population. 34:00 - Mike tells us a bit about what his daily work is and the effects generated in him by helping the society. 36:14 - Each year, there are more volunteers to help the Foundation; they had become an army. Over 2000+ people are actively involved, all ages, all shapes, all communities trying to make a difference. 38:00 - Mike talks about the power of women, the different programs focus on delivering an amazing experience for the children and their parents, and the world-changing results we can create. #Girlpower. 46:07: Mike shares the lessons he is most proud of, and the situations that have resonated with him the most.

    Quotes:

    "It's your community, if you want to be great, you have to contribute". "Those residual things become part of who you are, physically, emotionally, intellectually; they are the motivators to overcome". "I would never ever wish that anything had happened differently because I am a better person because of what I went through". "When you take that length it changes your perspective on what you would do". "We can convince the community that this is a worthwhile, important cause, that we'll set kids up to be great healthy adults in the future". "We do things around the hospital to take care not just the patient, not just the child but the whole (family) unit". "Children don't have a grey area, they are black or white; either they are happy, or they're sad, and if they are sad, they are not motivated to get out of bed and get better. They don't understand why it's important, but if you can get them to play, if you can get them excited about healing, you can actually speed up the process to go home sooner".

    Mentioned:

    https://www.stollerykids.com/

    LinkedIn - https://ca.linkedin.com/in/mike-house-mba-icd-d-b066062

    Facebook - @stollerykids

    Instagram - @Stollery Kids

    Twitter - @mikebungalow

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    https://www.carriedoll.co/podcast

    @CarrieADoll - Twitter

    @carriedollconsulting - Instagram

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  • In the midst of a dramatic change in our world, challenged with the spread of COVID-19. If your head is spinning and you find yourself thinking... “is this real life?”, I’m with you 100%.

    We all need help during this unprecedented time. We need help, perspective, connection and most importantly, community.

    We need to lean in and lean on each other in every way.

    So today, bringing back a special guest by popular demand Dr. Jody Carrington, a clinical psychologist who is amazing when it comes time to guide children and families through difficult times. Not to mention a best-selling author!

    Jody shares her perspective as a leader navigating through uncharted, unprecedented times with COVID-19 and how getting through hard things as humans, is not unprecedented.

    Let's get started.

    What You’ll Hear in This Episode:

    Jody talks about what a normal reaction would be as an adult in times like these, to essentially working our way through the swamp and expecting to deal with the worst whilst focusing on being ok. Understanding how kids will be reacting in response to COVID-19 and how to respond to them. This is a time where we have to do things differently. From physically washing of the hands to understanding kids on an emotional level. She speaks on how much is too much when it comes to talking about the current pandemic and the criticalness of having hard conversations with your children and paying attention to their behaviors. Jody shares the 3 magic words for effective communication and the importance of holding space for listening. Discussing home-schooling - The why behind all the panic mothers had when they heard the schools were shutting down, the gift of some of the biggest things kids will learn from this is how to regulate emotion and how to stay connected when hard things come. She expresses that it's ok to accept that other people are better with your children and the reason why we actually have the institute of education. Jody shares her opinion on the upcoming transition where educators are serving our communities to teach on an online platform. Structuring your kid's day: Doing the best you can with what you got VS routine and predictability. We share the true admiration and love we have for all of the teachers/educators working around the clock to help our kids progress with education At the heart of Jody's teachings, she dives into reconnection. A glimpse of what this brave new world looks like in the light of social distancing and the importance of collecting before directing. How we serve each other in hard times and doing great things in our communities. Lastly, In difficult and challenging times, how to reframe our thinking and finding ourselves in a place of gratitude.



    Quotes:

    “There is nothing normal when you don't have a script for it.” “We are wired to do great things and we can only do so if we stay connected.” “How we stay grounded is not an end game.” “You cannot give something you've never received.” “When you feel out of control, what's the first thing you want to do? Get control.” “Some of the biggest things kids will learn from this is how to regulate emotion and how to stay connected when hard things come.” “What is so interesting is that we are in this situation, globally.” “We are in a fight with something that doesn't have a race, religion, non-partisan. It has nothing that goes It VS Them. This is a human race against something that we can't see. Are we in it together?” “Your responsibility is to be as kind as you can in this possible moment and think about other people first. You do it, we will survive.” “You got to collect before you direct” “What a gift this time is” “You gotta do your very best to stay connected in this hard time and see your kid's behavior as not attention-seeking but connection seeking.”



    Mentioned:

    http://www.drjodycarrington.com/

    https://twitter.com/JodyCarrington

    https://www.instagram.com/drjodycarrington

    Journey Into the Inner Circle:

    https://www.carriedoll.co/podcast

    @CarrieADoll - Twitter

    @carriedollconsulting - Instagram

    @Carrie Doll - Facebook

  • Today we have a very special guest joining us in The Inner Circle.

    Stephen Petasky is the founder of the Luxus Group, he is my best friend and husband, and we both are very excited to share our journey of how we conquered the 75 Hard Challenge together. From the tough lessons, to the health wins, to the new habits we'll be implementing in our lives, you will not want to miss this.

    Let's dig in!

    What You’ll Hear in This Episode:

    2:25 - Carrie and Stephen introduces us to "75 Hard Challenge" that seeks to be more than just a physical change, but a mental transformation. 3:52 - He describes the 5 pieces of the challenge, how and why it works, and the changes it derives in ourselves. 9:32 - You don't know what you don't know when you are getting into this. The 75 Hard Challenge takes us to a whole new place, where we won't know what will make us feel. 11:30 - We recall the first Friday night of the challenge, we hadn't had any alcohol in days, it was very cold, but we went out to walk. The power and connection it created just by replacing some habits with others better for us were so impactful. 13:16 - By simply introducing walking into our regime, it helped us in our growth and development. 15:22 - Stephen talks to us about his goal of improving our brain health, the 3 pillars for everyone to improve and how these changes affect us. 21:00 - Stephen describes the power of sleep, the circadian rhythm, and, the healing and recovery effect it has upon us. 26:25 - We talk about the importance of melatonin for going deep sleeping, and how to use our hormones to our success. 27:55 - We further explore the changes of resetting our "set point", what it is, and how to take advantage of it. 31:45 - We continue with the nutritional part of the interview, you'll be amazed by what type of food is critical for your health. 35:58 - A big area for us to improve was gut health, what type of biotics we introduced to our lives and the resulting differences in our bodies that had been incredible. 39:58 - We discuss hormone health and the battle it has been in our lives, the changes we did and the phenomenal result. 42:33 - Finally, we talk about what are the "new habits" we'll keep implementing in our lives. Don't miss out.

    Quotes:

    "I think there's enough garbage out there about weight loss journeys and that where people yo-yo diet and don't achieve the health goals that they want". "That was the moment where I understood that I can do a lot more than I think I can". "It was the behavior, the habit of having it just the sake of having it versus replacing that behavior or habit with luck". "What we found was our habit of drinking wine to reconnect was replaced by a new habit of going for walks together, and it benefited us in countless ways". "When you're done sleeping, don't let the alarm snooze (and stress you)". "If you have to wake naturally, just get up when you wake up naturally". "The blue light that's emitted from your phone blocks the production of melatonin when you are sleeping". "Your body fights to be at a specific weight that you are pre-programmed to be at". "No matter what, during the day take something green, get your micronutrients during the day". "You have to support your partner in this journey".

    Mentioned:

    https://luxusgroup.com/

    @stephenpetasky - Twitter

    @stephenpetasky - Instagram

    @Stephen Petasky - Facebook

    Resources:

    -Shawn Stevenson - Sleep Smarter. https://www.amazon.com/Sleep-Smarter-Essential-Strategies-Success-ebook/dp/B019G14UQI

    -Jonathan Bailor - The Setpoint Diet. https://www.amazon.com.mx/Setpoint-Diet-21-Day-Program-Permanently/dp/0316483834



    Journey Into the Inner Circle:

    https://www.carriedoll.co/podcast

    @CarrieADoll - Twitter

    @carriedollconsulting - Instagram

    @Carrie Doll - Facebook

  • They lived a nightmare and navigated challenges that we can't even imagine. I'm humbled that Lynne Rosychuk has stepped into The Inner Circle.

    We'll share the story of an incredible and courageous mother and her painful yet inspiring journey. This story needs to be heard and shared all around the world. Today we'll dig into the harsh reality of domestic violence.

    This episode is dedicated to the memory of Jessica Martel and all women that suffer from abuse. YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

    What You’ll Hear in This Episode:

    2:28 - Lynne explains her life project -Jessie's House-, the dream is to build an emergency home for individuals and families fleeing domestic violence. An amazing place for anyone. 3:42 - We start with the beginning of Jessie's story. A soul who loved people, and never thought twice to help anyone in need. 5:48 - The beginning of the end. Lynne shares the start of the relationship that would put her on a devastating path. 11:38 - Lynne talks about her relationship with James. 18:15 - Lynne takes us back when things were getting worse and worse. There was a safety plan, but all went wrong. 24:03 - Lynne opens up about what life has been after Jessie passed away, she became the mother of her grandchildren, and attempts to help them overcome what happened and be themselves again. 32:14 - The psychiatrist told Lynne that the kids were beyond her help, they could be dangerous, so she had to make a decision and take action to help them out. 40:48 - People felt her pain, empathized with her and wanted to help her continue in life. 43:37 - Lynne talks about the dream of making Jessie's House a reality, and what to do if you want to be part of Jessie's and Lynne's story.

    Quotes:

    "Abusers have a really good way to talk themselves out of bad situations". "We really tried to be supportive of him so he wouldn't be harsh on Jessica". "Only 50% of domestic violence is reported because most often women aren't believed or there's nowhere they can go, they become homeless". "The psychiatrist kept saying that we should abandon the kids to children services, that that would be their best chance for getting the proper services". "Community is key". "The simplest gestures go a long way".

    Domestic abuse is wrong at any level. I urge you to not cause it, and if you suffer it... Please take action and get help.

    Mentioned:

    https://jessicamartelmemorialfoundation.com/

    Journey Into the Inner Circle:

    https://www.carriedoll.co/podcast

    @CarrieADoll - Twitter

    @carriedollconsulting - Instagram

    @Carrie Doll - Facebook

  • Today's special guest Chau Lui is stepping into the Inner Circle. Her company Paris Jewellers' purpose is to be known as Canada’s most Customer-Centric retail jewelry brand.

    They had a dream, to move from Vietnam to Canada to create a better life. Today Chau and Trang carry the vision and legacy of the Paris Jewellers luxury brand with 25 locations across four provinces, employing over 230 people. She has lived and learned everything about the family business, so you don't want to miss this episode!

    Their goal is to ensure each customer feels happy about every purchase they make by bringing together people who love what they do with products that bring people happiness.

    What You’ll Hear in This Episode:

    1:59 - Their journey began when Chau's parents decided to emigrate from Vietnam to Canada in a search for a better life. Her parents got a job to support them until the opportunity came when they got a job at a jewelry store. 4:47 - Chau remembers when she was young and seeing her parents work a lot, they had to support the store, help the customer and do the work. 9:39 - Chau started helping at the store at 15; when helping customers she loved the process and the fun, she learned what her clients needed and delivered. 11:20 - She recalls when her parents' business was growing and had the opportunity to open the second store, they took it even when the store was an hour and a half away from their home. 14:12 - When it was time for her to fully enter the business, Chau wanted to know the business from top to bottom, so she started in reception and worked through every single aspect and department in the company. Learning was the only goal. 16:37 - 2010 was the most challenging year for them, they opened 5 new stores in different provinces, in the process they failed to connect with their customers due to the speed of the expansion and the amount of work needed to open each store, but also learned a lot about how to scale their business. 22:03 - Chau recognized that the company required a connection, so she made a decision: Don't say yes to anything until they went back to their values, beliefs, vision, mission and build a strong foundation. After they figured it out, Chau and her sister implemented the training in all of their stores. 29:53 - Chau explains her relationship with her sibling, the company, and how they work so perfectly together. 35:09 - She also recalls when she had kids, how it changed her life, how it influenced the growth of the company. 38:00 - Chau reveals some of the lessons she learned during her entrepreneurial journey, and how she tackled it. 40:17 - One of the most important activities that Chau does with her family and in her company is the practice of gratitude, and how it has been a game-changer. 43:21 - Another essential practice for Chau is time management, how she can have time for two kids, 25 stores, head office, and the company. The importance of being clear with her and the company goals, and how to achieve them.

    Quotes:

    "My parents didn't know English, so when customers would come in, they would pull a dictionary and that's how they communicate and translate with customers."

    "I remember growing up, we would always try to help, we would make the sales sign with a marker, and they would put it up in the store."

    "Nothing in life worth having is going to be free, you have to work hard for it."

    "When we are pointing the finger at somebody else, we are actually pointing three at ourselves."

    "Having values really determines who we hire, who we work with."

    "It is our responsibility to ensure people are set up to win at their jobs".

    "If you are going to do something, do it with grace, do it with kindness and just work really hard".

    "We're a team doing this together and when you are a group of people you just go so much further, so much faster".

    "I measured my worth as a leader by how many people liked me".

    Mentioned:

    Instagram - @parisjewellerscanada @chautlui

    FB - ParisJewellers

    Website - https://parisjewellers.ca/

    Journey Into the Inner Circle:

    Carrie Doll

    @CarrieADoll - Twitter

    @carriedollconsulting - Instagram

    Carrie Doll - Facebook

  • From Losing your dad to cancer at 17 to finding a lump in your breast at 21, feeling completely lost in life, finding your purpose in life, and transforming the lives of thousands with your work. What a journey!

    Today's special guest, Kacie Rainey is stepping into our Inner Circle to tell her tale. She specializes in 3D hyper-realism, certified in "paramedical micro-pigmentation specialist" who works with the best doctors fighting breast cancer.

    What You’ll Hear in This Episode:

    Kacie recalls her raw life and talks about how the pain to purpose ratio lead her into her growth path. Her passion for entrepreneurship and helping others was given to her by her dad. He was a go-getter, he was highly respected in the business world based on his kindness and willingness to give everyone a chance, and her role model. She talks about when she was bullied in school, how it has changed today with cellphones and Social Media, how it impacts the lives of everyone and her process of taking pain from different areas of her life and letting them go until she could say them without crying. As her father's strength weakened, he gathered his courage and guided the family into peacefulness and taught her the importance of union, braveness, and change. Every year her dad used to write a letter to everyone in the family, right until the last week before he passed, he updated the "last letter" and read it to them. Kacie explains her formula for success, mindset plus practice is what will transform your life, and how to achieve it. After Business School Kacie didn't know what direction to go until she got her "A-HA" moment when she stopped looking for it.

    Quotes:

    ”Life is a privilege, each day is a privilege, do right by others, treat people how you would like to be treated, always give more than you’ll ever take in life, but lead by example”. ”Your purpose comes from a place from taking pain and turning it into a purpose”. "Grief can just set up in your heart and sit there until you choose to unlock it". "He read his letter, and it was the most beautiful pain you'll ever experience in your life because you got to have that moment with that person". "It wasn't closure, it was a send-off back into the world". "Your body is just matter and your soul is what carries on". "When you know your purpose, you don't even question it, you just do it".

    Mentioned:

    @kacierainey

    Journey Into the Inner Circle:

    Carrie Doll

    @CarrieADoll - Twitter

    @carriedollconsulting - Instagram

    Carrie Doll - Facebook

  • If you have ever questioned what true freedom really looks like? Then you are in for a treat.


    This week’s guest is Marianne Cantwell.
    Marianne has been helping entrepreneurs get out of the 9 to 5 race, create a life they love while still paying the bills! She helps entrepreneurs reach freedom.


    Her book “Be a Free Range Human” makes an important question… Are you living or are you surviving?


    So if you don't fit the norm, and you want to create something for yourself, this episode will blow your expectations!

    What You’ll Hear in This Episode:

    Marianna describes how to “design” your career and future, giving a powerful insight into how she did it. Discusses her book which focuses on finding your "really right direction", quitting your job, and growing your own thing that fits the life you want and your personality! Marianne also has a TedX called "The hidden power of not always fitting in". She originally grew up in Australia, but her parents were from different countries since childhood she always struggled with fitting in anywhere, and how it affected her confidence and self-love. Marianne expresses how someone gave her a chance, how it pushed her beyond her comfort zone, it was the first time she felt confident. It was her fuel. She shares how she founded and gathered her creativity. Creativeness + free-range projects allowed her to find her passions and increase her confidence. How self-awareness enabled Marianne to tap into who she really was, and what she wanted. Marianna talks about her self-discovery process and answers how to stop being stuck. How she unlocked her dream life and took action into it.

    Quotes:

    "You DON'T have to be this super confident person, you just have to find the place in which you can be confident and the way you can be confident". "I've done free-range projects where I could try things out". "Just because you have the opportunity to take that big job, doesn't mean you have to take it, you can say now that options field, but that's not who I wanted to be". "Try things you liked when you were younger and ask yourself what is something you left behind because it doesn't count anymore or because it is silly". "My dream now is to have a life where I feel like I'm doing what I like every day". "Real freedom is the freedom to dance with the changes that will come in your way".

    Mentioned:

    @freerangemarianne

    Freerangehumans.com

    Journey Into the Inner Circle:

    Carrie Doll

    @CarrieADoll - Twitter

    @carriedollconsulting - Instagram

    Carrie Doll - Facebook

  • This week’s guest Mozhdah has a story so inspiring that she is now named as the “Oprah of Afghanistan”, by individuals like Barack and Michelle Obama as well as Ms. Winfrey herself.

    She joins the inner circle to share her astonishing journey of fleeing to Canada during a civil war in Afghanistan for a better life to becoming an international singer to a ground-breaking television show “The Mozhdah Show”. She’s risked everything in order to express herself—along with the deepest hopes of inspiring and empowering women across the planet.

    What You’ll Hear in This Episode:

    Mozhdah recalls growing up in a time of civil war in Afghanistan, what she experienced living in the middle of a war zone. The moment her family was forced to flee the country, in fear of her father being captured for speaking out against communism and seeking exile in Canada. Mozhdah shares her struggles with integrating with the new environment, learning English and dealing with racism and being inspired by Oprah Winfrey. Being inspired by her father and eager to spread her message, she became a singer and released a song called “Afghan girl”, a protest song reminding people about women who have played such a huge role in history and in society in Afghanistan which then became a hit record. Mozhdah shares how combining manifestation and her mission of empowerment led her to sing in front of then-President Obama and the first lady in the White House on International Women's Day. She details being the first Afghani woman to brave death threats in order to host her own talk show and cover sensitive subjects impacting Afghani women and children The importance of respecting yourself as a strong woman and how social media is the most powerful tool for women to speak up and share their message with the world.

    Quotes:

    “When you have power over your mind, you can do anything. Just take control.” “You know what, If I am to make a difference I have to put shyness away.” “Nobody will fight for you. You have to fight for yourself. And as women, we have to fight for ourselves.” “Be as confident as you are, everybody is beautiful and everybody is capable of anything if they focus on their own selves, their love, interests, and their passions.” “A lot of people care about what other people think about them, and a lot of people live for other people either to please other people or to show other people. And I say, live for yourself. Do what makes you happy, be your own individual, and don't care what anyone else thinks about you.”

    Mentioned:

    @officialmozhdah

    Voice of Rebellion - Book

    Journey Into the Inner Circle:

    Carrie Doll

    @CarrieADoll - Twitter

    @carriedollconsulting - Instagram

    Carrie Doll - Facebook

  • Sheila O’Kelly is an amazing leader, mother, and cancer survivor who set a new high standard in sports, leading a team that secured the ITU rights to stage the World Championships in Triathlon in Edmonton in 2001 which was judged as the “best ever World Championship.”. This volunteer extraordinaire is now the President of World Triathlon Series in Edmonton where the city will also be hosting the Grande Final in 2020. She talks about overcoming adversity with a “don’t take no for an answer” mindset and how having a community that takes ownership through honesty truly creates positive everlasting impact.

    What You’ll Hear In This Episode:

    Sheila shares her view as an immigrant, forced to go out of her own way to make friends and surrogate families because she didn’t have her real family near to becoming a community builder and taking on massive projects as a volunteer. Sharing her secret keys to success for community building and event planning. How in 2001, she managed to gather 900 volunteers to support the Triathlon World Championship in Edmonton. She openly talks about raising children while traveling, being part of the triathlon world championship, and finding out how her husband had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2013. How Sheila created a triathlon program for elementary schools. Helping almost 10,000 kids go through that program to date and aims to work with Universities to reach Triathlon as a core sport. Sheila shares a tough period in 2017, where a pimple on her nose became life-threatening as she discovered it was precancerous, undergoing treatment and eventually beating cancer. Thanks to Sheila, the ITU is bringing back the World Championship back to Alberta for 2020. She shares this year’s focus and the importance of getting families involved in triathlon for the development of the sport and highlighting the fun side.

    Quotes:

    “Triathlon had some kind of lure. It was a fun thing so I thought, let's do this!” “I think that is key to being successful as an immigrant and in a community, is getting involved in the community and just having that comradery and the people with you are like-minded and want to do the same things. This is what makes your life richer.” “A family that tries together, stays together.” “They do feel like family because all of those volunteers were like your ambassadors. Some of our volunteers turned in triathletes.” “Community engagement is critical, and however you identify your communities, for what you are doing, they have to be part of your journey.”

    Mentioned:

    Sheila O’Kelly

    sheilaokelly1

    Journey Into the Inner Circle:

    Carrie Doll

    @CarrieADoll - Twitter

    @carriedollconsulting - Instagram

    Carrie Doll - Facebook

  • Thordis Elva is an Icelandic playwright, speaker, and author who embraces the power of her voice and uses it to advocate for women’s rights and gender equality. This week, she joins the Inner Circle to share the incident of sexual abuse that impacted her life and forever changed the course of her life. She talks about contacting her abuser, and why it’s important to demystify who is capable of the act, and how she alleviated her own shame and blame by sharing her truth. Thordis also talks about the powerful TED Talk between herself and Tom, watched by over 5 million people, as well as her book South of Forgiveness, and her superpower of having an “army of light” behind her.

    What You’ll Hear in This Episode:

    There is no such thing as an unworthy story, or someone unworthy of sharing their own. It is what makes us connect with ourselves and each other. Thordis has dedicated her career to gender equality and helping women realize they don’t need to take the blame and shame from gender-based violence. Thordis details how she was exploited at 16 years old, and really what a profound impact it had on her. Sexual abusers are seen to be mythical inhuman monsters, but really it’s far more common to be violated by someone that you know and trust. Thordis reconnected with Tom because she wanted to know “why” and also see how it had marked his life. He also felt the consequences of his actions and wanted to share his story as well so it could be prevented and avoided. Thordis recognizes her privilege of being able to share her experience. Many women are in different situations and can’t say anything for fear of being hurt or killed. What it was like when they met up in person, and literally faced their truth once and for all. Thordis and Tom took their conversation of 7+ years to the next level with a TED Talk, “Our story of rape and reconciliation” and their book South of Forgiveness. Thordis found her Army of Light that gave her strength and carried her through a time where she had an extremely slim chance of giving birth to her twins. Whether it’s speaking to the UN or a conference of thousands, Thordis puts the emphasis on sharing her truth and threading humanity together by illuminating our faith and belief in miracles.

    Quotes:

    “Every single person on this earth has a story worth telling.” “I needed to unload the blame and the shame.” “The internet has the capacity to bring out the worst in people, but it can certainly bring out the very, very best.” “If you cling to hope, incredible things can happen.”



    Mentioned:

    Our story of rape and reconciliation

    South of Forgiveness

    @thordiselva

    yoga_girl

    Journey Into the Inner Circle:

    Carrie Doll

    @CarrieADoll - Twitter

    @carriedollconsulting - Instagram

    Carrie Doll - Facebook

  • This week’s guest, Bean, has a story that serves up a dose of reality like you’ve never heard before. She joins the Inner Circle to share the unbelievable events of bullying, love lost, and the physical trauma and recovery that changed her life forever. Bean talks about how she went from dealing with a new identity of life in a wheelchair and losing mobility to using her situation as a platform to help others through her ReYu Recovery Centre which she Co-Founded and currently runs.

    What You’ll Hear in This Episode:

    Bean’s experience of growing up in a culture that had strict religious rules, and more about how she rebelled against the restrictions. How Bean got into becoming an X-ray technician, and the ways it opened her eyes to the good and bad aspects of healthcare in the country currently. Bean shares what it was like to be heavily bullied as a child, and how that plays into her mission now to welcome others and remind us we are all human. The crazy event in Las Vegas that changed everything in Bean’s life, and led her to finally stop and process her emotions. What Conversion Disorder is, and how our brain can be so powerful that it can literally shut down the body. How Bean took her health into her own hands, got the answers and help she needed, and maintained an attitude of gratitude, bravery, and courage. How Bean met her business partner Nancy, started the non-profit ReYu Paralysis Recovery Center with zero capital, and are now up to 131 clients. ReYu serves as a safe judgment-free place where people with disabilities can come and be accepted. What Bean wants us to know about how we really treat people with disabilities.

    Quotes:

    “There are so many things wrong with our healthcare system. It’s good, but it’s not great.” “My life will always have challenges, and I will always face adversity more than the average citizen.” “There is a lesson in everything.” “I wish I had someone to help me through the dark times, and by sharing my story I can be there for others.”

    Mentioned:

    Teaching the Message of Charge with Dr. Farha Shariff

    First Steps Wellness Centre

    Project Walk

    Zag Creative

    University of Alberta Canada

    ReYu Paralysis Recovery Center

    Journey Into the Inner Circle:

    Carrie Doll

    @CarrieADoll - Twitter

    @carriedollconsulting - Instagram

    Carrie Doll - Facebook

  • Nicole Rice, owner and operator of Sweet {Jolie}, started the very successful company as a place where customers can connect, shop, and perpetuate the body positive movement. Nicole is open about her own battles and challenges and built Sweet {Jolie} from the ground up. From making jewelry in her basement to countless hours of focusing on the little details to get things as perfect for her audience as possible, Nicole is a heart-centered and mission-driven business powerhouse. She joins the Inner Circle to talk about why community is so important to her, how Sweet Jolie is removing the stigma of alopecia, and the significance of the different collections in the company.

    What You’ll Hear In This Episode:

    How Nicole developed her mission to be kind to herself, so her daughters could see first hand what an impact the words we choose about ourselves and others have on our world. Nicole openly talks about suffering from postpartum depression, and the impact it had on herself and her family. Why Nicole taught herself how to make jewelry, and came to peace that being a full-time stay at home mother wasn’t the right path for her. It was important for Nicole and Sweet {Jolie} to offer items that made women feel empowered, beautiful, and had a universally flattering fit. How Nicole went from running a daycare and jewelry business from her home to expanding into an internationally known and respected brand. What it was like for Nicole and her team to expand from jewelry to accessories and clothing. The truth - Nicole is an introvert at heart but connecting with community is what makes her blossom and come alive. The leap of faith that Nicole and her husband took to give all their savings in order to say yes to a new massive space, and how her intuition led her to the decision. Why the Sweet {Jolie} Love Project encourages showing love to yourself and embrace who you really are. How Nicole’s daughter, Kate, developed alopecia when she was two, and what they do to educate and inform others on the condition. Also, the steps Sweet {Jolie} has taken to contribute to the Alopecia Foundation and give back to others.

    Quotes:

    “From the beginning, I wanted the company to be as inclusive as possible.” “There are some days where I can’t believe the overwhelming feeling of community around us.” “I want more growth, and want to make a greater impact.” “I just knew this was going to be something, and I had to prove it.”

    Mentioned:

    Sweet Jolie

    @sweetjolieboutique

    Journey Into the Inner Circle:

    Carrie Doll

    @CarrieADoll – Twitter

    @carriedollconsulting – Instagram

    Carrie Doll – Facebook