Episode 31: Talking Taboos - Money & Religion with Dee Silkie

Dee Silkie is a fashion personality, designer, and host of the Dose of Dee podcast. We met in 2015 when we were both still living in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Dee has since moved to Toronto to pursue her creative career.

In this episode, Dee and I talk about money, and the taboo around finances. We also get into religion and how Dee's faith has helped her in her business.

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What's Current: A New Segment

This episode is a bit of an experiment. I've been letting the idea of creating a separate political podcast float around, and while letting this percolate, I thought I'd try a new segment for Self-Care Sunday. It's a bit of a cultural commentary on weekly news in the feminist/mental health space. 

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Episode 28: Molly R. Stern, Hollywood Makeup Artist

Molly R. Stern has been a trusted artist and influencer in Hollywood for over 25 years. Molly’s broader focus on encouraging self-love and educating women on the positive individuality of beauty is what drives her everyday.  Molly inspires her audience across her social media platforms with empowering messaging, and images, always using her signature hashtag, #LOVEyourself.

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Episode 27: Katelyn Bourgoin, 3x Startup Founder turned Growth Strategist

Katelyn Bourgoin is a 3X founder turned growth strategist. She was named as one of Nova Scotia’s top 10 young entrepreneurs in 2012, she sold her first business in 2013, she was named an influential entrepreneur by Forbes magazine in 2016, and, in 2017 she made the difficult decision to close down her venture-backed tech startup after 3 years in operation. With vast experience as a marketer and product designer, today Katelyn works as a growth strategist and trainer. The majority of her clients are high-growth tech companies.

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Episode 21: 10 Ways to Practice Self-Care After a Breakup

We've all been there. Today's episode is a personal reflection on dealing with heartbreak, shifting your perspective towards one of self-improvement, and 10 ways to practice self-care through it all. 

"If you can arrive at a relationship with your glass already full, you can give that love to someone else, versus waiting and expecting the other person to fill your glass up for you."
 Photo: Tessa B. @asset_designs

Photo: Tessa B. @asset_designs

"You are the only person who can decide which version of yourself you want to be. And no one is holding you back from being exactly who you want to be, except for your inner critic."

Episode 20: Behaviour Matters Clinical Director, Tania DaSilva

Tania DaSilva is a Child, Youth and Family Therapist, and holds a number of impressive letters behind her name that stand for her accomplishments in the field, including an Honors Bachelors of Arts and Science Degree, she is certified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from the University of Toronto, as well as Applied Behavioural Analysis for Educators through the Geneva Centre for Autism, and she holds an Honours Advanced Child and Youth Care Diploma from Humber College. She is now the Clinical Director at Behaviour Matters, which provides therapeutic support to Toronto and the GTA.

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Episode 19: Allie & Sam on Their Relationship, Struggling with Identity, and Mental Health

Allie and Sam (known as @allieandsam on Instagram) are a femme lesbian couple that have become LGBTQ influencers by authentically sharing their relationship online. With over 45,000 followers they're empowering young people to simply be themselves. You can usually find them behind a camera, snuggling their dog Lily and cat Ferguson, drinking coffee, or adventuring around the globe.

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Episode 18: Capsule Books, Harry Potter, and the Struggles of Entrepreneurship

Natasha Lioe is the founder and CEO of Capsule Books, a company that aims to categorize books in a different way: through feeling. She has always found that the most interesting part of reading books, watching TV or films, or listening to music is how people tell stories, why they tell stories, and who those stories are most meaningful for. Natasha hopes to show people how important a quiet pastime like reading is in a world where people only hear the loudest voice.    

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Episode 17: Kate Speer, CEO of The Dogist (Part 2)

Kate Speer is a storyteller, mental health advocate, and proud dog mom (to the instagram-famous @wafflenugget). After hanging up on our last call, we both felt like we wanted to share MORE than just the mental illness aspect of Kate's story. So, in this episode we discuss daily self-care practices in life and business, Kate's secret double life as the ultimate fashionista, and what her day-to-day looks like as the CEO of The Dogist.


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Episode 16: Becoming @Positively.Kate (Part 1)

Kate is the newly appointed CEO of The Dogist but she thinks of herself as just a human with a passion for raw storytelling, dogs, hustle and unapologetic humanity. A transparency and gratitude enthusiast, she is known for showing up, exactly as she is. She’s also the dog-mom to Instagram famous @wafflenugget.

Kate shared her story on the TEDx Stage, discussing what it was like to spend 10 years in and out of psych wards, and what it means to grow from darkness and bloom out of hardship. You can find her sharing dorky positivity on instagram @positively.kate 

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Episode 15: Sheena Brady

Merchant Success Leader at Shopify Plus and CEO/Tea Sommelier behind Tease Tea, Sheena believes “however you feel, there is always a tea for that.” Tease Tea was built on a dream and vision to create modern tea blends for every desire while supporting organizations dedicated to women’s empowerment around the world. With customers in over 30 countries, Sheena turned her side hustle into a thriving femme-pire one sip at a time. 

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