Ep 12 Pearls From Cierra’s Mom, with special guest Cierra Seay

November 3, 2017

Cierra lost her mom, Amy, 6 years ago and for a while she wasn't able to talk about it. I am so happy she is now because she sounds like she was an incredible woman. Listen as Cierra recounts some of her favorite pearls of wisdom and stories from her late mom. Also, learn what Kentucky Fried Chicken is called in Quebec and what item is left off of the menu here (side note: there are actually 2, mashed potatoes are also not on the menu in Quebec- which is upsetting).  

Cierra is passionate about empowering and inspiring college dropouts and has her own podcast on the subject, please check it out: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-college-dropout-podcast-4/the-college-dropout-podcast



Ep 11 Pearls From Anita’s Mom, Fenna Heidema

October 27, 2017

Anita Heidema joins me on this week's episode to talk about her mother, Fenna Heidema and how her death from a misdiagnosis of Lewy Body Demetia led her to start a foundation in her mother's name. Anita's story is beautiful and inspiring, have a listen and then share it with your friends. 


Please check out Anita's amazing work: http://anitaheidema.com/giving-back/ 


Ep 10 A Pearl From My Mom: If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all

October 20, 2017

My mom said it to me, her mom said it to her, I say it to my kids, and you have probabaly been told this at some point in your life.

If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all. But does this principle still ring true in the internet-connected world in which we live today?

Curious about the origins of this phrase and what do a bunch of strangers I asked on facebook think about it? Listen to find out...


Ep 9 Pearls From Kelli’s mom, Dawn Timmons

October 13, 2017

Kelli doesn't have regrets about the way she left things with her mom 5 years ago, she does have some excellent advice for people going through grief. Join us as we chat about working with your mom at her Mexican restaurant and what it was like for her mom to seek cancer treatment in South Korea. 

Check out Kelli's insanely cool business website: https://www.thenandnowdoubletakes.com/

I know what I will be getting my family for Christmas this year...


Ep 8 Pearls from Melissa’s mom, with special guest Melissa Salerno

October 6, 2017

Melissa just lost her mom a few months ago and she bravely asked to come on the podcast to tell her mom's story. Join us as she shares her favorite memories and the lessons she has learned on her grief journey thus far. 


Ep 7 Pearls From Charles’ mom, with special guest Charles Kelly

September 29, 2017

Charles lost his mom suddenly 4 years ago, he has a great sense of humor and has used this in dealing with such tragic circumstances. We talk about learning new things about his mom after her passing and how to deal with the loss.  

Charles is the host of a comedy podcast that I recommend for when you just need to laugh, check it out at: https://somethingrandompod.podbean.com/ 


Ep 6 Pearls From Kristina’s Mom, Suzanne Corrales

September 22, 2017

Kristina was inspired by her mom's battle with lung cancer to start The Pearl Project with the goal of raising money for lung cancer research and getting rid of the stigma associated with lung cancer. Kristina's work is incredible and her stories about working with her mom, starting at age 14 will inspire you. Her story hits close to home for me, I lost my mom to lung cancer and my mother in law is a lung cancer survivor. Thank you so much for listening and please check out Kristina's beautiful work: http://www.pearlproject.org/

Sharing to keep the legacy alive...


Ep 5 Pearls From Sarah’s Mom, Debbie Shapiro

September 15, 2017

Sarah is an author, a motherhood mindset coach and a mother of 4. Sarah lost her mom when she was just 18 years old and she talks to me about what life has been like without her mom and what she does to keep the memory of her mom fresh in her heart. Sharing to keep the legacy alive...

Please check out Sarah's business, Maternal Essence: http://maternalessence.com/ 

p.s. I love her tagline: Transforming mom guilt into maternal grace


Ep 4 Pearls From Leah’s mom, Sandy Williams (Recor)

September 8, 2017

Leah lost her mom Sandy to breast cancer when Leah was 21 years old. In this episode, Leah and I talk about what she learned from the way her mom lived her life. Her words are beautiful and heartfelt and you can see why Leah went on to start her non-profit Little Legacies, which offers one on one writing mentoring to children with a life altering condition so they can find their voice and feel heard. 

You can check out Leah's work at: http://littlelegacies.org/ 


Ep 3 Pearls From Kris’ mom, with special guest Kris Baker Dersch

September 3, 2017

In this episode I interview Kris Baker Dersch from the No Extra Words podcast. Kris talks to me about what it was like to lose her mom suddenly at a young age and how she has dealt with the loss in the 20+ years since her mom has been gone. 

Check out Kris' podcast No Extra Words: the flash fiction podcast- https://noextrawords.wordpress.com/