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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Episode 14: Approaching Paleo with Nancy Chen

Nancy Chen is an email marketer, boxing instructor, wellness blogger, and mental health advocate. Her past struggles with mental health, digestive issues, and disordered eating led her to a Paleo lifestyle, and she's now the smiling face behind Approaching Paleo, a blog intended to empower people to take their health into their own hands.

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Episode 13: On Skincare and Self-Care with Alyssa Johnston

Alyssa Johnston is the founder of Lou La Belle Skin Care, a boutique luxury line of skin care and self-care products. She is an advocate for self-love, and part of her advocacy is simply being honest and true to who she is. Alyssa is the kind of person who cries at television commercials and will willingly tell you about it. She owns the label "sensitive" and thinks its a superpower, not a detriment. Her husband said it best when he said, "she just feels harder than most". Alyssa lives in a little log home on Prince Edward Island with her husband, a cat, and a rescued coonhound and likes to be curled up in bed by 9pm. 

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Episode 12: Why I Don't Call Myself A Mental Health Advocate Anymore

Today, I'm sharing some personal reflections on the mental health community, my journey into advocacy, and why I don't call myself a mental health advocate anymore. This is something that's been on my mind a lot lately, and something happened this week that made it fresh. So I recorded this episode on Sunday morning - it's not the most refined, but it's real. 

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Episode 11: From Gossip Girl to ED Therapist, Emma Demar Tells All

In her Sophomore year of high school, Emma Demar was diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa, and spent the next few years working towards recovery through inpatient, outpatient, IOP treatment and outside therapy. The 27-year-old New Yorker has been dancing since she was three, and got into acting when she landed a role on Season 1 of Gossip Girl. After the show, she received her BA in Creative Writing from Trinity College, and started a blog writing about her experiences and knowledge on eating disorders. In May 2017 she graduated from Fordham University with a Masters in Social Work. Now fully recovered, she works as a therapist on the Upper East Side, currently doing a two year fellowship at IntrinPsych Woman, specializing in eating disorders.

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Episode 10: Andreya Klobucar, Mimp Magazine (Live Recording)

*Live podcast recording* // Andreya Klobucar is the founding Editor in Chief of Mimp Magazine: is a platform & annual print volume with an aim to celebrate the infinitely beautiful imperfections of the women around us and within. Mimp empowers women to challenge media standards by promoting intersectionality, sisterhood and self-love. Andreya is currently obtaining a BA in Media Studies and Communication from the University of Guelph Humber. And on top of it all, she’s only 19 years old.

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Episode 9: On Meditation & Being a Woman of Colour, with Anita Cheung

Anita Cheung is an entrepreneur in the wellness space. As a yoga teacher, she co-founded Moment Meditation - the first modern meditation studio in Canada - and is the creator behind Betty - daily, live “beditations” from your phone.  She’s a multi-faceted, creative powerhouse. As a first generation Chinese-Canadian, Anita recently launched a photo project called, “Where are you really from?”, showcasing and empowering multi-cultural women, while raising awareness for those who might never have been on the receiving end of that question. Anita currently lives in Vancouver, Canada. 

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Episode 8: Lizzie Brown, Yoga Wake Up

It might be the name, although it’s more likely the energy, but everywhere she goes, someone knows Lizzie Brown. Lizzie moved to Los Angeles 14 years ago and got her start in lifestyle PR representing surf and sportswear brands. In 2007, at 23 years old, she opened her first PR agency, Dell et Ruhs. In that time she is credited with launching Lorna Jane in the US, as well as Carbon38 and NUX activewear. In 2014, Lizzie opened shop with her husband and launched Kamala Collective, an agency that specialized in app development, PR and marketing for fitness and wellness brands, through which she launched brands like Fabletics, among others. In 2017, with her husband, Lizzie co-founded the first ever “yoga alarm clock” — the Yoga Wake Up app, which Apple subsequently featured in its’ “New Apps We Love”.  

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Episode 7: Ashley Lemmon, Nora Swimwear

Ashley Lemmon is the founder and CEO of Nora Swimwear, and co-founder of the new brother brand FYN Swim. Born on the sultry island of Bermuda, she always had a deep connection to the ocean, sand, and sun. The roots of Nora Swimwear began in late 2015 after Ashley read Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso and started sketching swimsuit designs from her home. Fast forward three years, and she’s released multiple collections, worked with influencers around the world, and is quickly making a name for herself in the fashion industry. 

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Episode 6: Allison Asis, Cadette Jewelry

Allison Asis is a Toronto-based digital marketer by day, and jeweller by night for Cadette Jewelry – a line of collectible, art-inspired jewelry that she handcrafts for creative women to wear and feel expressive, empowered and confident. Ever since Allison was a child, she's had a deep connection to various forms of art and the fulfilling ways they enabled her to express herself – dabbling in sketch, paint, sculpture and more. She eventually discovered a yearning to create something tangible & wearable to share with the world, and started the Cadette Jewelry brand with her handmade pieces in 2013.

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Episode 5: Getting Out of A Rut

This episode shares some personal reflections on dealing with change and getting out of a rut. From moving to a new city alone, to completely changing career paths, and overcoming a mental health relapse. 

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Episode 4: Allie Beckwith, influencer, artist, photographer

Allie Beckwith is a Canadian brand influencer, visual artist and fashion photographer. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts with a major in Photography in 2015. Since graduating, she has experienced so much success, including shooting at New York Fashion Week and having her editorial work featured in Vogue Magazine. She has worked with major global brands like Tim Hortons, and LG Canada, and we actually met first year university before she was famous. My then-boyfriend introduced us to do a photoshoot, and 7 years later she’s continually inspiring me to pursue creative projects, like this podcast. You can find her on socials @alliebeckwith or on her blog: alliebeckwith.com 

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Episode 3: Addie Van Rijn, Model & Mental Health Advocate

In this podcast episode Kayley interviews her friend, Addie Van Rijn, a model, writer, and mental health advocate. Her and Kayley met for the first time when Addie applied for an internship at Wear Your Label, and soon after grew into the role of Community Manager at the company. Two years later, Addie and Kayley remain close friends who have been through a lot together - they share some of those moments on the podcast. 

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Episode 2: Sophie Gray, Self-Love Influencer & Meditation Expert

Sophie Gray is the Edmonton-based social media maven behind, Way of Gray. You’ve probably seen her on your insta feed, or in articles by Cosmopolitan, Self, and Huffington Post. She’s amassed an audience of over 500,000 followers - but not without struggles of her own. She’s a meditation expert, a journaling pro and loves nothing more than helping people dive deeper into themselves to find the stillness within. 

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Introducing Self-Care Sunday

In the first episode, Kayley shares her experiences as an entrepreneur which led her to starting the podcast. No guests on the show today, just a back story before we dive in. 

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