207: Kara Marie Boudoir

About Kara Marie

A photographer for a decade and dreamer for a lifetime, Kara Marie is an award-winning photographer and boudoir photography educator with 2 studios in Austin, TX. She believes whole-heartedly in “girl power” and her life’s work is to make sure women know how important and special they are through high-end photography experiences laden with stellar customer service and pampering. She is a capital “F” feminist until it comes to spiders…then it’s a man’s job.

Traveling often and rocking head-to-toe black always, she is an often-too-busy career mom raising 2 incredible boys alongside her husband who is a brilliant business man and highly involved parent in his own right.

 

What’s Covered in this Episode

This episode is one of my faves, for sure. Kara is super funny and easy to talk to, and one of the most focused, hard-working women I’ve met. Her commitment to her work and bringing her visions to life is quite inspiring. In our conversation, we talked about…

  • Why Kara focuses on boudoir, and why it’s important for her.
  • Why it’s worth it to hold out for the boudoir photographer you want.
  • How Kara keeps her work fresh and interesting within a very regimented schedule (she’s booked out already for the rest of the year, ya’ll!)
  • Balancing life with a husband who is also an entrepreneur and two kids.
  • What Kara is doing to expand her experience in 2018.

This episode is really candid, funny, and inspiring. Kara is one of my favorite entrepreneurs right now and you will LOVE this conversation. Enjoy!!

 

Connecting with Kara

Instagram: @KaraMarieBoudoir | @KaraMariePortraits

Websites: Kara Marie Boudoir | Kara Marie Portraits

 

What She Read
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Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, & Wisdom
by Rick Hanson

Tribe of Mentors
by Tim Ferriss

Credits:

I so appreciate the bright minds who give time and energy to this endeavor! Here’s who helped make this episode possible:

Podcast Instrumental: Tazed Audio Bros.
Podcast audio editing: Tazed Audio Bros.
Logo Design: Dana Cherie
Image used in creating logo: Kylee and Christian Creative

 

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206: Allie Maurer

Greetings!

Hope your days are going so well. In this episode we sat down with Allie Maurer. Allie is an international psychic medium, healer, and spiritual teacher. She uses her gifts to help other people on their journeys. Allie’s goal is for every person she works with to feel empowered in their life, to gain clarity, and to be excited for each day.

 

What’s Covered in this Episode

In this conversation, Allie and I talk about…

  • How she discovered her gifts
  • How you can identify and develop your intuitive inclinations
  • How working with a psychic / life coach can help you find direction
  • …and a lot more!

 

Book Recommendation:
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The Fifth Agreement by Don Miguel Ruiz and Don Jose Ruiz

Connecting with Allie

Visit Allie’s website:
Allie’s Facebook Page
Allie’s Facebook Group Spirit Tribe

 

Credits:

Podcast Instrumental: Tazed Audio Bros.
Podcast audio editing: Tazed Audio Bros.
Logo Design: Dana Cherie

 

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205: Tara Cook-Littman


What are the most important things we can be doing as women right now?

What can you do to create change, in a system or in your own life?

How do you set the stage for your long term vision?

What is the power of one voice?

How do you stand in your power?

Tara Cook-Littman, former New York prosecutor, turned good food advocate and mom, shares her perspective in this episode of The Audacity of She.

Connecting with Tara

Email Tara: taracook.littman@gmail.com

What She Read
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Appetite for Profit
by Michelle Simon

Miracles Now
by Gabby Bernstein

What Happened
Hillary Clinton


Credits:

I so appreciate the bright minds who give time and energy to this endeavor! Here’s who helped make this episode possible:

Podcast Instrumental: Tazed Audio Bros.
Podcast audio editing: Tazed Audio Bros.
Logo Design: Dana Cherie
Image used in creating logo: Kylee and Christian Creative

 

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204: Dana Roquemore

 

About Dana

Dana Roquemore is the founder of The Dinner Party Project. I was first introduced to Dana’s work through Jenny Joy, who was a guest on Season 1 of The Audacity of She. Aside from the fact that her name is Dana Marie and mine is Dana Cherie, I had a feeling that we needed to connect because of our passion for bringing people together for good conversation.

 

What’s Covered in this Episode

In this episode, Dana and I talk about…

  • her early days as a stylist and event planner.
  • How she decided to quit her part-time job, let someone else run her small business, cleaned out her savings account, and took a sabbatical, spending 2 months in Australia and New Zealand with no intention other than to take a break
  • Her return to Orlando, and how she was able to bring both her experience and her passion together to launch The Dinner Party Project, and
  • Her struggles with business (she’s inclined toward the creative), and how she’s bringing in the support she needs to scale her business.

We also touch on self-awareness and knowing who we are. Why it helps to know what makes you happy, stressed out, and what your triggers are. And getting healthy and whole, so you are really in touch with yourself and whatever role you choose.

 

 

 

Connecting with Dana

Visit Dana’s website: The Dinner Party Project
Instagram
Facebook

 

What She Read

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Present over Perfect Shauna Niequist

 

Credits:

I so appreciate the bright minds who give time and energy to this endeavor! Here’s who helped make this episode possible:

Podcast Instrumental: Tazed Audio Bros.
Podcast audio editing: Tazed Audio Bros.
Logo Design: Dana Cherie
Image used in creating logo: Kylee and Christian Creative

 

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203: Tanya Boigenzahn

About Tanya

Tanya Boigenzahn is the founder of Devanadi School of Yoga and Wellness as well as Thai Yoga Bodywork, LLC, empowering people with authentic and time-tested tools and teachings to help reach their highest potential. With 25+ years practice on the mat and 21 years teaching, she is a multi-certified yoga teacher honored to study with many luminaries of yoga over the years. She is considered a “teacher’s teacher” and is a ParaYoga® Level III Teacher, Certified Healing Touch Practicioner and Reiki Master. She was selected by Origin Magazine as one of the top 100 Yogis Changing the World in their “Powerful Leaders” issue. Tanya is also affiliated with the Himalayan Institute and is a featured teacher on YogaInternational.com.

Tanya has a passion for helping people transform their lives for the better and is a Four Desires Certified Teacher. Deeply touched by the wealth of wisdom and clarity it brings, she offers this work in her teacher trainings, as well as in weekend workshops, retreats, and individual private as well as small group sessions.

As a long-time wellness educator, Tanya uses this experience to help deepen students’ knowledge of the traditional practices of healing and wholeness. Annually, she offers intensives and retreats to Thailand, India, Costa Rica, and other areas in the world with rich healing traditions to go deeper and study with masters. With travel as a passion, you will often find her chanting with Buddhist monks, cooking a curry with her son, or discovering a long lost healing technique when abroad.

 

What’s Covered in this Episode

In this conversation, Tanya and I talk about…

  • How she stumbled into yoga as a way to heal.
  • How she transitioned from the West Coast dot-com world of the 1990’s to being laid off, and now running a thriving school.
  • the moment she knew she would teach yoga for the rest of her life, and how everything we experience brings us to “this point”.
  • Doing what you love, staying fascinated and deepening your knowledge.
  • Being willing to be helped, and mentoring others so they can be skillful.

Tanya also shares why it’s so important to her to be in selfless service — being full enough inside so that she can give to others without any loss. Joyfully showing up and offering compassion, or kindness, or assistance, and the joys of seeing a person’s burdens lifted. And we touch on intuition and getting closer to the soul.

Tanya weaves a lot of travel into her life and though she lives in Minnesota, we chatted while she was abroad in London, which was pretty fun. Enjoy!

 

Book Recommendation:
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Tanya’s book of choice is actually an oracle deck!
The Wild Kuan Yin Oracle by Alaina Fairchild

 

Connecting with Tanya

Websites:
Devanadi School of Yoga and Wellness
Tanya Boigenzahn

Instagram
Facebook
Twitter

 

Credits:

I so appreciate the bright minds who give time and energy to this endeavor! Here’s who helped make this episode possible:

Podcast Instrumental: Tazed Audio Bros.
Podcast audio editing: Tazed Audio Bros.
Logo Design: Dana Cherie
Image used in creating logo: Kylee and Christian Creative

 

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202: Katie Lee

About Katie

Katie Lee is a lifestyle designer (aka: daily life coach) for lady-gogetters, the ones who can’t seem to figure out why time seems to slip past them each day. Through her bestselling book The Effortless Everyday, powerful weekly emails and Facebook Live Show The Good Day she teaches you how to do daily life so you get everything done while making it all feel effortless.

Her adoring fans + clients have called her an insightful and gentle guide and so effing helpful! and one woman said If Oprah and Stephen Covey had a baby…you’d get Katie. She’s the perfect mix of wisdom and applicable knowledge.

She regularly coaches busy women who are ready for better days through her Bootcamp and soon to open Good Month Club.

And when she’s not teaching you can find her indulging in another episode of Mad Men, planning her next trip and baking cakes with her husband and dog in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Katie and I met in Todd Herman’s 90 Day Year, where I discovered that we both a.) live in Minnesota and b.) share ties to the same small town (Montevideo, MN) that nobody knows exists.

I started following along and have enjoyed Katie’s practical, actionable tips on how to break free from busy to enjoy every day. 

 

What’s Covered in this Episode

In this conversation, Katie and I talk about…

  • Daily life design, and how we can use it to live our lives more joyfully.
  • Getting a grip on your everyday life so it doesn’t suck
  • Going against the grain to create your own personal design
  • Small changes that change your life
  • Busy-ness: how to accomplish “un-busy” when you love all the things in your life
  • and more!

 

Connecting with Katie

Visit Katie’s website: Hey Katie Lee 
Facebook
Instagram

 Credits:

I so appreciate the bright minds who give time and energy to this endeavor! Here’s who helped make this episode possible:

Podcast Instrumental: Tazed Audio Bros.
Podcast audio editing: Tazed Audio Bros.
Logo Design: Dana Cherie
Image used in creating logo: Kylee and Christian Creative

 

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201: Kristin Fontana

About Kristin

Kristin graduated from UCLA with a degree in Kinesiology. Following years in mainstream corporate America, Kristin had a life altering experience when she met her greates life teacher, world-renowned astrologer Jeffrey Wolf Green. She is a graduate of the School of Evolutionary Astrology and a contributor to a book “Insights Into Evolutionary Astrology – A Diverse Collection of Essays by Prominent Astrologers”. She has presented at International Astrological Conferences, The Jeffrey Wolf Green Evolutionary Astrological Conference, as well as NORWAC.

For the past several years, she has been writing a weekly astrological forecast column for the Beach Reporter in Southern California, which is also posted on her website. Kristin is listened to worldwide on her weekly EA radio show, Guiding Stars. She lives in Ashland, Oregan with her husband, their two children, and English Mastiff Lucky.

What’s Covered in this Episode

In this conversation, Kristin and I talk about…

  • Evolutionary astrology: what is it, and how does it differ from traditional astrology?
  • Kristin’s transition from being a manistream girl in corporate Americato evolutionary astrology, as she began to ask the bigger questions of what is.
  • How evolutionary astrology can help us to heal our relationships with ourselves and others
  • Why it is so important to empower women to have the choice to follow what burns deep inside.
  • How you can bring yourself, as a woman, into the world in the most actualized way possible.
  • And a lot more.

Kristin has been one of my most profound life teachers and has had a huge impact on my life. Even if you know nothing about evolutionary astrology — or astrology! — check out this episode. I promise her insights will inform your days.

Connecting with Kristin

Visit Kristin’s website
Read Kristin’s weekly forecast, learn more about evolutionary astrology, and connect.

Kristin’s Recommended Book

Threads: The Reincarnation of Anne Boleyn by Nell Gavin

Credits:

I so appreciate the bright minds who give time and energy to this endeavor! Here’s who helped make this episode possible:

Podcast Instrumental: Tazed Audio Bros.
Podcast audio editing: Tazed Audio Bros.
Logo Design: Dana Cherie
Image used in creating logo: Kylee and Christian Creative

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105: Maegan Watson

About Maegan

Maegan is a personal stylist and founder at Watson Style Group, a firm dedicated to creating wardrobes that practically hand you your outfit every time you get dressed, so you can feel the way you want and love the way you look.

If you’ve ever felt less than confident in what you’re wearing, or spent waaaay too much time in the closet only to get frustrated and settle, you’ll enjoy her perspective on investing in your look, why it’s so much bigger than just you, and why it’s actually not as expensive as you think!

What’s Covered in this Episode

In this conversation, Maegan and I talk about…

  • How getting sick changed Maegan’s life for the better.
  • Growing pains, Maegan’s vision for her business, and how she’s scaled so quickly.
  • Shame triggers and how they keep you from doing the work you do.
  • Wardrobe building as an act of self care,
  • And becoming visually aligned with who you are.

I met Maegan in The 90 Day Year, and her work ethic inspired me so much. In our conversation, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at how she went from burned out employee to creating a very lucrative, location-independent business, and recently relocated her family from busy Chicago to the fresh air and mountains of Telluride, CO.

Connecting with Maegan

Visit Maegan’s website: Watson Style Group 
Learn more about Watson Style Group, test the waters, see how personal styling feels for you!

Resources Discussed

Brene Brown Ph.D. L.M.S.W:  I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t)
Todd Herman’s 90 Day Year Program

 

Credits:

I so appreciate the bright minds who give time and energy to this endeavor! Here’s who helped make this episode possible:

Podcast Instrumental: Tazed Audio Bros.
Podcast audio editing: Tazed Audio Bros.
Logo Design: Dana Cherie
Image used in creating logo: Kylee and Christian Creative

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104: Jenny Joy

About Jenny Joy

 

Jenny and I met in Todd Herman’s 90 Day Year in 2015. She is a force: mom, serious entrepreneur, focused, intelligent, so beautiful (inside and out), and a real joy to be around (pun totally intended). The first time I saw her picture and bio, I was hooked and knew I would have to connect with her. A few months later, we did connect and I’m so happy we did. I believe we have many soul mates, people we are supposed to meet in this lifetime, and Jenny is one of mine.

 

I really think you’ll enjoy her story and appreciate her perspective.

 

Topics Covered in this Episode:

 

In our conversation, you’ll hear how Jenny went from accidental homeschool mom, to serious homeschool mom, to entrepreneur… shedding layers and making BIG at each stage.

 

See what it took for her to make the leaps, the challenges she took on, how she went from stay-at-home mom with no real work history to over $400,000 in annual revenue in her cleaning business in just a few short years (Ruby Red Cleaning in Orlando FL, in case you were wondering–and yes, they wear red shoes!), and lots of good takeaways.

 

We talk about a surreal moment where Jenny’s world stood still as she shifted. The shift? For the first time in her life she realized her happiness is a factor that should be considered. We also talk about…

 

  • Life as both a labyrinth and a rosebush,
  • Continuing to face your fears,
  • Choosing curiosity as a response to fear, and
  • Switching into the essence of who we are

 

 

 

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Credits:

I so appreciate the bright minds who give time and energy to this endeavor! Here’s who helped make this episode possible:

Podcast Instrumental: Tazed Audio Bros.
Podcast audio editing: Tazed Audio Bros.
Logo Design: Dana Cherie
Image used in creating logo: Kylee and Christian Creative

103: Jasna Burza

About Jasna

Jasna is a Life and Business Strategist. Her mission is to help people wake up feeling good about themselves and go to bed grateful for what they have. Jasna’s positivity and passion for dreams is not only infectious, but is guaranteed to energize and empower those around. Having lived through war in native Bosnia, Jasna teaches and inspires others to learn resilience, create purpose and connect to deeper meaning of life, aligning their skills and passions with their work.

I first met Jasna in December 2016 (after following up with her for half a year!) and we had an instant connection. Her powerful presence is contagious, and she is force.

Jasna has taken on life’s most difficult challenges with a sense of openness and curiosity, and her willingness to experience life as it is, has led her to a life grace and beauty (though I imagine she’s had it all along).

Topics Covered in this Episode:

  • Resilience and an attitude of gratitude
  • Abandoning dreams and navigating the “space of nothingness” that can follow.
  • Allowing pain and resentment to lead to joy and purpose.
  • Reinventing yourself.
  • Spiritual growth through turbulence
  • Synchronicity
  • Creating a life of 7’s and higher (on a scale from 1-10)
  • And so much more.

I equate listening to Jasna talk to watching a really good episode of Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday. She’s the real deal and I’m so honored to share this conversation with you!

Contacting Jasna

Jasna’s Instagram
Jasna’s website (where you can find her Purpose Compass Formula!) 

Credits:

I so appreciate the bright minds who give time and energy to this endeavor! Here’s who helped make this episode possible:

Podcast Instrumental: Tazed Audio Bros.
Podcast audio editing: Tazed Audio Bros.
Logo Design: Dana Cherie
Image used in creating logo: Kylee and Christian Creative

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