Valerie Van Galder has had a successful career in Hollywood, including her time as President of Marketing at Sony Pictures for 10 years, where she was responsible for developing the marketing strategy for movies including The Da Vinci Code, Casino Royale, and Superbad. Now she works as a marketing consultant for films, and runs Depressed Cake Shop, a grassroots mental health campaign that has raised over $200,000 for mental health charities around the world.Read More
Sophie Gray (@sophiegray), formerly known as Way of Gray, shares why she rebranded. She's also the host of Sophie Thinks Thoughts - a new podcast she launched this year - and the founder of DiveThru, an introspection app to help you connect with yourself.Read More
After leaving my startup (hello, burnout) I turned to freelancing full-time which I’ve been doing since Jan. 2018. I’ve learned so much about the importance of finding balance, managing mental health & finding financial freedom as a freelancer.Read More
What’s Current is a new (trial run) segment covering what's new in culture and politics from a mental health perspective.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Aminah Haghighi is the founder of Unapparenthood, a podcast and media brand for modern parents. After experiencing miscarriage, Aminah created Unapparenthood with her partner, Bryce, to share their story while empowering millennial parents on all things pregnancy and parenthood. The two are now pregnant again, and creating content from their home in Toronto, ON.Read More
Aly Dort is a full time single mama, stationery designer, ISFJ & coffee lover. Her plan of becoming a Psychologist was interrupted by her baby Blue, and she now creates stationery tools to help individuals prioritize their self care and wellness.Read More
I turned 25 this weekend and wanted to reflect on some things I've learned, and what I would tell my younger self.Read More
In this episode, Kayley shares why she got into podcasting, and what her favourite shows are within the entrepreneurial, creative inspiration niches and some random show suggestions.Read More
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."
"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."
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.kateRead More