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  • Do you feel connected to your culture? My guest today, Melissa Braun, an Aboriginal - Ojibway woman shares her experience of being born on a Reserve in Northern Manitoba and growing up in the northern town of The Pas and eventually moving to a Mennonite based community. We share thoughts on connection, the loss of culture and motherhood in this episode. Thank you for being here!

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  • Are you confident with your finances? Would you feel nervous or fearful about leading a conversation with your financial planner about YOUR money? My guest today Martha Adams, a Certified Financial Planner professional, author and speaker shares with us her new book "Cleopatra's Riches: How to Earn, Grow, and Enjoy Your Money to Enrich Your Life. I love her approach - for me, it took away my fears and insecurities and helped me better understand why I am worthy of this conversation - and why YOU are worthy too! Thank you for being here!

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  • Garion was left on a doorstep shortly after her birth in South Korea, this led her to being adopted and raised in Ontario, Canada. How does our origin story impact us? What if we don't know the details of our start in the world? Today my Friendo guest Garion Sparks-Austin shares her origin story with us and her experience as an Asian Canadian woman, mother of 2 and Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist. Thank you for being here!

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  • Being vulnerable is hard. Being vulnerable online might be even harder! My guest today Jill Krause does not shy away from real moments and has shared her lived experience online for many years. A Mom of 4, a Blogger, an Author - Jill wears many hats and I'm thrilled to share her story with you today. Thank you for being here!

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  • Kickboxing is my new love, have you tried it yet? Let's talk with World Champion Kickboxer, Gail King. Gail is the owner of Valhalla Mixed Martial Arts and her passion for the sport is infectious! Today we talk about her start in the industry, her love of kickboxing, starting a business in 2020 and how pushing your physical boundaries creates confidence. Thank you for being here!

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  • Confidence is key in the kitchen! Teaching kids ownership with food preperation and skills on how to cook is so important. Kids who feel confident with food become adults who have a healthy relationship with their nutrition. My guest Alison Burke, owner and creator of Nourish To You, shares her passion to help make cooking and baking fun and accessible for everyone. Thank you for being here!

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  • However you came into parenting, we normally have a blueprint (good or bad) on how we want to be in our new roles. How does losing your mother in childhood impact you as a mother? My guest today, Danica Chamberlain, shares her story with us. Thank you for being here!

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  • Do you ever feel "other"? Our sense of self and identity are connected to so many things. How do you cultivate community? What makes you feel connected? Today my guest Leila Schrenk shares her experience with "other" and how this has impacted her sense of belonging and her role in motherhood. Thank you for being here!

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  • Anyone else seeking connection during one of the most isolating times in our lifetime? ME TOO. Today my guest, and friend, Emily Norris shares how life has been for her family over the past year. I always enjoy Emily and her positive energy and I hope you enjoy this conversation today. Thank you for being here!

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  • Have you ever grown your own vegetables? Do you support your local farmers by attending farmer's markets or picking produce at a farm? Today's Friendo, Alex Chesney, shares her insight as a Registered Dietician and Farmer in Southwestern Ontario and her passion for intertwining education about how food is grown, how it can be prepared and how it can nourish us. Thank you for being here!

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  • Are you feeling a bit isolated? Join me for a conversation about community, endurance sport and the new sport of Swimrun with my friend Trista Mennen. We met in Malaysia as expats and mothers and it's so nice to share this incredible human with all of you. Thank you for being here!

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  • Have you or someone you care about lost their job thanks to COVID-19? Join me for a conversation about reinvention and how to pivot after the blow of losing employment and how this impacts your mental health. Nicole Russell of leaderboard sales ( https://www.leaderboardsales.ca ) shares her experiences, and also her newly created business with us today. Thank you for being here!

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  • Why in the world would I rebrand The Sandwich podcast?! I share the reasons why, my plans for Friendo podcast along with some goodies for 2021. Thank you for being here!

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  • Have you hit the pandemic wall? I'm pretty sure I have, a few times. 2021 is proving to be not that different from 2020, it's brutal not having any control over life at the moment. What we do have some control over is our actions, habits and reactions. Let's talk about some things we can do to cope with stress and anxiety at the moment. Take a bite!

    Season 5, Episode 8: The Pandemic Wall

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  • 2020 was a time, I'm bringing some positive energy into the new year. We know there is still so much work to be done in order for life to return to "normal" but we can hold onto hope and work on ourselves and things within our control. Happy New Year Friends! Take a bite!

    21 Things in 2021: Current Stat of Affairs + Setting Realistic Goals

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  • The holidays look a little different this year. So many people are feeling all sorts of things this Christmas. It got me thinking about holidays of the past and how many I've actually spent away from family...and how they all have something special despite it not feeling like a "normal" holiday. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and stay safe friends! Take a bite!

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  • Amanda's YouTube channel hit 100,000 subscribers - a milestone! Today Dean (husband) interviews Amanda and asks her a few questions about her online journey from when she first started to today. Dean and Amanda then share some tips to thrive at home during a pandemic, along with details about a secret project launching soon! Take a bite!

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  • A passion for people and her city transformed this blogger into an activist and speaker. Today I'm joined by Natalie Bell, also known as PegCityLovely on Instagram. We discuss her passion for people, her love of her city Winnipeg and how she used this to uplift and spread messages of strength. From her take on being a mother, a friend, a Black woman, a wife, a professional and so much more, there is much to gain from this delicious conversation. Take a bite!

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  • What does food scarcity mean to you? Today for #GivingTuesday I'm joined by Lindsay Glassco, President & CEO of Plan International Canada. We discuss food scarcity fears in Canada, the crisis happening worldwide due to Covid related food shortages and how this impacts people, specifically women and girls around the world. We also talk travel, food memories from around the globe and about how we can help during these uncertain times with Gifts of Hope. Take a bite!

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  • Today I'm joined by my Dad, John. We discuss our relationship, and how we've maintained a strong connection over the years. We discuss early parenthood, how I was as a child, and some pivotal moments in our relationship over the year. We also take your questions at the end. Take a bite!

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