Story “Composting” EP: 073

podcast Feb 09, 2022

Last week, I talked about creating and building your story bank.

Today, we’re going to look into story “composting” and yes, this is something akin to what we do when we want to use or recycle organic matter to enrich and improve the soil and make it fertile.

When it comes to stories, composting can also happen, but what exactly does this entail? What do we do in order to let our stories bloom over time?

Join me in today’s episode of The Inside Story Podcast as I share with you:


  • How story composting works, and why having a story bank is an important part of it
  • Why your storytelling journey can take time to progress – and it isn’t because you’re story’s not good enough!
  • The 4 key things you need to have to make your own story composting a success


Storytelling involves trusting the process and knowing that one of these days, you will share your story in a way that comes naturally and with so much depth. And when that...

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Creating a Story Bank EP: 072

podcast Feb 02, 2022

If you’ve ever wondered how and where content creators get their ideas for what they post on social media, you’re in for a sweet and practical treat!

Today on The Inside Story Podcast, I’m sharing with you how I do it – create story-based content on repeat without ever running out of ideas! 

If you implement my simple exercise, you’ll find stories everywhere, even right under your nose! 

If you’re ready to listen, grab your headphones and join me as I share:

  • Why you need to have a story bank – and it’s not just for content creation!
  • Some tips on how to create your own story bank, including my favorite tool or app for storing all my ideas
  • A short inside story about a social media post I’m sharing soon
  • Two quick and simple exercises you can do right now to start creating your story bank
  • An invitation you don’t want to miss!

I often say, story is all around you. Big stories, tiny ones – they’re all...

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AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Elevating Women in Ministry with Becky Burroughs EP: 071

podcast Jan 26, 2022

Today’s episode of The Inside Story Podcast is the fourth in a series I’m doing, with the women authors of Elevate Your Voice, the LIGHTbeamers collaborative book project. 

Becky Burroughs is a leadership coach and education junkie whose focus is on faith-based principles. Her goal is to empower women to live their lives and lead with courage, credibility, and confidence, and to help them discover what makes them unique and embrace that quality in them.

Becky is such an inspiration to talk to, so I invite you to listen in as we discuss:

  • The circumstances surrounding her decision to work with women in ministry and why she got into leadership coaching
  • Why she says women are still part of the problem when it comes to equality in the workplace and in society in general
  • The identity crisis she went through after suffering from loss – and what she discovered about herself
  • The amazing journey she feels lucky to have gone on by joining our Author Program for the...
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Nowhere to Go with George Kalantzis EP: 070

podcast Jan 19, 2022

How do you use the pain of your past to unlock the highest and truest potential of your future?

By sharing your story.

George Kalantzis is a Life Coach and author of the Amazon best-seller, Nowhere to Go. In this powerful book about navigating life’s toughest transitions, George helps the reader let go of the past and move into the future with strength, dignity, and optimism. But today on The Inside Story Podcast, he first shares with us how he had to take a deeper look at his own past and accept it, in order to fully live in the present.

Join me and George as we talk about:

  • His backstory and the different transitions he went through in life, that eventually led him to his lowest point
  • What actions and steps he took to start making positive changes
  • His poetry journey that started with a journal and voice memos about what was happening to him
  • What it means to be a real man in the world today, and what he does to keep his thoughts, words, and actions aligned to who he really...
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Being, Doing, Becoming EP: 069

podcast Jan 12, 2022

If you’re ready to step into your best self and live your best life this 2022, then this episode is for YOU.

Yes, it’s easy to make goals and envision the kind of person we need to become to achieve them. But more often than not, we find ourselves not knowing where to begin, or getting lost along the way, and eventually just giving up on our goals and visions!

Today, I’m here to tell you that there IS a way -- in fact, a process , that will help you get to where you want to be.

Join me today as I share with you:

  •    The process of Being, Doing, and Becoming
  •    What questions you need to ask yourself as you work your way towards your goal
  •    Why it’s important to stay on track as you go on your journey -- and what to do when you find yourself going off-course

I'd love for you to give this a try. And I definitely would love to know how this process now changes the way you think, and act.

Share your thoughts with me over at...

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AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Ready to Bloom with Julia Barton EP: 068

podcast Jan 05, 2022

I always say: when you share your story, you shine a light.

And that is exactly what our next featured author from the LIGHTbeamers Author Program aims to do.

Julia Barton is a postpartum doula and Reiki master at Olive & Bloom. She’s new to the LIGHTbeamers Community, and came by way of the Author Program where she and I, plus 13 other women, are on a journey to discover our stories and share them with the world. And Julia’s story -- while uniquely her own -- will resonate with other women and I believe, will serve as a guiding light for so many.

Listen in on my conversation with Julia, as she and I talk about:

  • The inside story of why she said yes the Author Program
  • Her reason for wanting to become a postpartum doula AND at the same time, tell her story on postpartum depression
  • The biggest lesson she wants to share with other women who are heading into pregnancy, going through it, or have already gone through childbirth
  • Why she went the non-traditional route in...
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Healing Trauma Through Stories with Kelsey “O’tion” Eigler EP: 067

podcast Dec 29, 2021

Kelsey Eigler -- who prefers to be called O’tion -- is the co-founder of The Empowered Healers Academy. It’s their mission to heal the healers, empower the humans, and simplify the journey to happiness.

Showing her community how to break free from societal chains, pressures and limitations is one of her main driving forces, proving first hand that you can bend reality and create the life you WANT - regardless of external noise, personal history or archaic paradigms. 

Join me and Kelsey -- or O’tion -- today, as she and I talk about:

  • What the Empowered Healers Academy is and the kind of work they do
  • The Subconscious Imprinting Technique and what it does to physically heal you
  • How she made sense of a traumatic experience in her life, that led to her healing and creating a new reality for herself
  • What she’s looking forward to in 2022, both in business and in her personal life
  • The story behind her preferred name, O’tion

Kelsey shows us how important...

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What is Your WORD of the Year? EP: 066

podcast Dec 22, 2021

Preparations for the upcoming holiday celebrations are in full swing, and it’s too easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of the season. But just before we usher in the New Year, I’m inviting you to join me as I pause and look back at 2021, and look ahead to 2022 with equal amounts of hope and excitement.

The internal exercise I share with you on today’s episode for choosing your word of the year is meant to be an intentional practice. It asks for a deep examination of what happened this past year, and calls for a bold vision of what you want your life to look like in the next 6 to 12 months.

So grab your pen and paper and get ready for meaningful reflections as I share with you:

  • My 5-step exercise for coming up with your word of the year, that has really become a goal-achieving machine for me and can work in the same way for you
  • How your word can impact not only your goals and the way you see yourself, but more importantly, how you make decisions as the...
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Welcome to 50: What I’m doing to embrace the aging experience EP: 065

podcast Dec 15, 2021

It’s a big day for me because today, I turn the big FIVE-OH!!

Yes, it’s my 50th birthday and I’m spending part of my day with you because you’ve been a big part of my journey and what I’m grateful for.

And now that it’s here, what does it actually feel like to be 50? How should I approach aging, and handle all the thrills and frills (and body aches and pains!!) that come with it?

Join me today as I share with you:

  • How I’ve come to understand my boundaries and taking time to nourish my mind, body, and spirit
  • What I’m doing to age better in a healthy way while accepting the body I have at 50!
  • The way I’m owning the fact that I have something to say, and why I’m elevating my voice and encouraging other women to do the same
  • How having an attitude of gratitude changes everything

I’m looking back at the last fifty years with love and gratitude, and I look forward to the next fifty filled with hope that even better days...

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AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Fine to Fabulous with Sheryl Morley EP: 064

podcast Dec 08, 2021

Today’s episode is the second in a series of interviews with the women of the LIGHTbeamers Author Program -- a special book project that’s going to shine a light on 15 women and their empowering stories of courage, perseverance, and overcoming adversity.

Sheryl Morley is the founder of the Fine2Fabulous Movement, owner of the Institute of Wholistic Health, and an expert in the areas of happiness and fun! She is also a member of the Network Marketing Million Dollar Hall of Fame, and a top leader for more than 30 years in her industry. Her mission is to be a mentor to other women who want to live their best lives -- physically, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally.

Join me and Sheryl and she shares with us today:

  • Her backstory growing up on the farm and becoming Taco Bell Sheryl with no self-confidence
  • The transformation she went through after listening to a cassette tape (yes -- that long ago!!) her mom insisted she listen to
  • Finding a mentor and influence who shaped...
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