This week is a huge milestone as we are celebrating the 100th episode of the Moms With Dreams Show! I’ve been anticipating this day for several weeks now.
I remember when I started my podcast back in May 2015. Producing one show per week felt like an eternity away from 100, but now it’s finally here!
Over the past few weeks, I’ve heard from other podcasters that I am the exception in the industry – that most podcasts don’t make it past 20 episodes, let alone reach 100! I had no idea since all the podcasts that I listen to are successful with hundreds of episodes. This conversation was my reminder to stop and acknowledge myself for making it this far – something that I often forget to do.
Instead of interviewing a guest or teaching a lesson, I invited my listeners and previous guests to join me in this episode. After my extended introduction, you’ll hear audio clips of them sharing a few words about the show.
I am grateful for my community and want you to have access to these wonderful people. Below you’ll find their names, a brief bio, contact information and a link to their episode if they were a guest.
In this episode, I gave a shout out to John Bukenas, my podcast producer. If you’re thinking about starting a podcast or you’ve already started and need an editor, I highly suggest John. You can find him at http://audioeditingsolutions.com
Guests and Listeners Who Contributed to This Episode:
Annett Bone appeared on Episode 72:
Annett Bone is the founder and host of The DancePreneuring Studio podcast
where she guides her listeners on a journey of transformation inspired by
dance, life, and business. The podcast is a reflection of her personal
adventure overcoming her fears and returning to her passion for dance after
a 20 year hiatus, the lessons that she has learned along the way, and
proving that it’s never too late to be great.
Cherise Patterson, loyal listener
Cherise Patterson is the Founder and CEO of Such A Mom, LLC. Through her faith centered A.D.D Management Coaching Program, Cherise supports and teaches Moms with children affected by A.D.D how to care for themselves, get organized, “Achieve their Desired Dreams” and thrive during elementary school years into young adulthood. Cherise is a dedicated wife and loving mother who cherishes quality time with her family.
Dr. Nyali Taylor appeared on episode 69:
Dr. Nyali Taylor is a vascular surgeon at CTMH | Doctors Hospital. After attending Rutgers University as a scholar-athlete, she obtained dual degrees in Medicine and Public Health from Drexel College of Medicine. Dr. Taylor then completed her general surgeon training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, followed by a vascular surgery fellowship at Cooper University Hospital. Academically, she has co-authored two textbook chapters and several peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles.
Dr. Samantha Madhosingh appeared on episode 17:
Dr. Samantha Madhosingh is a Licensed Psychologist, Bestselling Author, & Speaker. She received her doctorate in professional psychology from The George Washington University and has dedicated more than 20,000 hours to researching, understanding, & solving the infinite possibilities of human potential, behavior, & performance. Dr. Samantha is the founder and CEO of ElevateHER, an organization serving women leaders (and interested men) in business and in life by providing key strategies to rewire their brains, achieve mastery in mindset, communication, & relationships, and ultimately create a legacy of lasting wealth.
Famira Green appeared on episode 6:
Famira Green is a creative brand strategist and founder of FAMIRA Media Group (www.famiragreen.com). She is the creator of the #EMPRESSnation Movement Creator and host of the upcoming web tv show, #BeDifferent #BrandDifferent, where she will connect with entrepreneurs who are not afraid to move to the beat of their own drum and do things their way. With her branding and digital media company, Famira taps into her intuition and teaches heart-centered women entrepreneurs how to use the power of storytelling and visual branding to create a brand empire of influence, impact, inspiration and income.
Dr. Jen Riday appeared on episode 59:
Dr. Jen Riday is the Women’s Happiness Expert and host of the Vibrant Happy Women Podcast. She helps women find greater light and meaning – regardless of their circumstances – through meditation, listening to intuition of a Higher Power.
Jewell Robinson appeared on episode 43:
Jewell Robinson is the CEO of Jewell Robinson Insurance and Financial Services. Her business is certified by the California Dept. of Insurance which allows her to be licensed in, but not limited to, the following states; CA, AZ, DE, TX, GA, IL and VA. Her platform is to educate clients and the community on creating healthy financial habits.
Joe Pardo appeared on episode 80:
Helping people achieve their dreams has always been Joe Pardo’s goal in life. In early 2014, he left his family’s $100 million business to pursue his goal and became a 4th generation entrepreneur. Joe started the Dreamers Podcast soon after his exit from the family business to inspire others to dream big. He continues to give back and make an impact through this work with start-ups, afterschool programs and his educational conferences.
Judy Graybill appeared on episode 39:
Judy Graybill is an international authority on stepfamilies and co-parenting after remarriage. A Certified Stepfamily Coach, Judy sits on the Advisory Board for Stepfamily Systems Co-Parenting Center, has helped step couples in 8 countries across 4 continents, and is also an inspirational speaker, consultant, and writer on improving remarriages, mending relationships, and creating harmony at home. For nearly a decade as Executive Director of Sensible Steps, LLC, Judy has given clients a-ha's, real world solutions, empowerment, a stronger spousal relationship, and peace of mind.
Danielle K. Howell appeared on episode 16:
Danielle K. Howell is “your online success coach”. She empowers you to create your economy and claim your freedom.
Knifie Burks appeared on episode 7:
Knifie Burks is a licensed real estate broker with 17 years of experience. She also supports entrepreneurs from various industries organize, automate, delegate and develop effective social media systems that position them as experts in their chosen industries.
Kristin Young appeared on episode 91:
Kristin Young is a certified professional coach, marriage enthusiast and speaker. She created her organization, Living the Vows, to assist others with bringing joy to their marriages. Kristin wants to see healthier, joy-filled marriages and believes that one giant step in this direction is being intentional about marriage.
Kym Stewart (Kennedy) appeared on episode 65:
Kym has been coaching women for over 15 years in circles, workshops and individually. Kym has recently launched her Born To Coach Program, a12- week program that helps coaches expand their coaching to deliver their unique message and attract their unique audience.
Marc Mawhinney appeared on episode 1:
Marc Mawhinney is a lifelong entrepreneur who’s on a mission to help coaches build successful businesses! He achieves this with his coaching programs; his podcast, Natural Born Coaches; his Facebook group The Coaching Jungle, and his exclusive print newsletter – Secret Coach Club.
Dr. Marilyn Porter appeared on episode 15:
Dr. Marilyn Porter is most widely known for her work as a spiritual life coach, author and ministry development. Dr. Porter now stands alone in a very sacred and savvy space known as the “The Scatter Brained Genius’ Coach”. Her journey to becoming The Scatter Brained Genius’ Coach has been colorful with quite a few pit stops and pitfalls. She helps clients transform their lives and stamp out chaos, confusion and stagnation.
Sabrina Blocker, loyal listener
Sabrina Blocker is a proud single mother who is very active in her church and in song ministry. She has a special interest in women's issues and continues to help inspire and lead women through life’s many challenges. Sabrina can be found enjoying life – which includes spending precious time with her children, family, friends and helping out in her church and performing the work of God.
Sarah Aderson appeared on episode 13: http://ericablocker.com/mwd-013-sarah-aderson-build-an-empire-not-a-business/ AND
Sarah Aderson is the authority that spiritual and visionary entrepreneurs depend on to help them transform their services into digital and physical products. She empowers you to build an empire instead of a business. Sarah is an international speaker, bestselling author, marketing strategist, and empire builder. Her services and products are infused with infinite love. When she’s not creating products, you can find Sarah in Atlanta, GA enjoying trail mix and time with her awesome son.
Shakesia Morgan appeared on episode 73:
Shakesia Morgan is the founder of Just Simply Hair Care Products. After suffering from scalp ailments from the age of 12 and witnessing her daughter inherit the same ailments, she said "enough is enough" and became a hair enthusiast. Determined to end the cycle, Shakesia created quality, all natural products that stimulate hair growth. Shakesia is extremely passionate about helping others not only reach their hair potential but regain their confidence.
Stacie Walker appeared on episode 92:
Stacie Walker is best known as an international best-selling author, award-winning podcast personality, and business strategist and coach. She's also the creator of the Ambitious Mompreneurs Summit, a bi-annual online conference to help women put themselves first, so they can design a beautiful life doing the things they love. http://StacieWalker.com
Telese Hampton, loyal listener
Telese Hampton is the owner of Me and My Girls Clothing, an online clothes boutique. Her passion is empowering young women. In her free time, Telese enjoys skating, traveling and spending time with her family. She is a proud wife and mother of two wonderful daughters.
Terahshea McCray, loyal listener
Terahshea McCray is a fitness and nutrition expert with numerous certifications from leading international health and wellness organizations. In addition to training and coaching clients, Terahshea is a consultant with New Legacy Leaders Project. His personal mission is to help combat unhealthy lifestyles that create generational problems for Americans.
Teresa Robinson appeared on episodes 26: http://ericablocker.com/mwd-026-teresa-robinson-making-health-and-fitness-a-lifestyle/
and in episode 62: http://ericablocker.com/mwd-061-tap-into-the-power-of-yoga-wteresa-robinson/
Teresa Robinson is a Yoga Alliance Registered, 200-hour Certified Yoga Teacher in Central New Jersey. She began practicing at the end of 2014, after going through an emotionally challenging year. Developing her own practice helped her overcome depression, grief, and anxiety. She became a teacher to pay it forward in hopes of bringing the gift of yoga to everyone who needs it. She teaches weekly mixed-level flow classes in Piscataway, Bernardsville, and Warren. Teresa’s classes are fun and energetic, with a strong emphasis on the Universal Principles of Alignment, providing a safe and mindful approach for students at any level.
I’ll be wrapping up this season soon and taking a short summer break to return in the fall. If there are any topics you want me to cover during my next season, you would like to be a guest or know someone who would make a great guest, please let me know. You can leave a comment below or email me at Erica@momswithdreams.com.
Thank you for being a part of my journey to 100 episodes! I am grateful to have you in my community and look forward to sharing the next 100 episodes with you.
Keep doing what you love,
Medyhne Lebachen is an Australian healer, holistic entrepreneur and coach. Medyhne uses her Spiritual Creativity In Life (SCIL) techniques to weave her creative magic and transform the world. Her name means “Divine Feminine Sacred Power” in Sanskrit and this is the energy that she brings to her soul mission to empower others.
In this episode, I asked Medyhne to talk about what a soul mission is and how she discovered hers. As you’ll hear, this wasn’t an overnight process and it wasn’t easy.
Medyhne shares her definition of happiness and teaches you how to master the art of finding peace in a hyper busy, fast-paced world.
“Our mind is not the master. Our soul is the master.” –Medyhne Lebachen
Her techniques will help you center your life, become more mindful and aware of your thoughts and connect with your higher self.
Medyhne mentions Thich Nhat Hanh, the global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist. He’s known around the world for his powerful teachings and bestselling writings on mindfulness and peace. You can learn more about him at http://plumvillage.org/about/thich-nhat-nanh/
Where You Can Connect with Medyhne Lebachen:
Global Retreats - Abundance Pray Love - Bali 2017: www.Abundancepraylove.com
Her music website: www.sonicremedy.com
Biz FB page: https://www.facebook.com/medyhne/
Parents After Kids FB Group: www.parentsafterkids.com
After listening to this interview, I challenge you to take 30 minutes over the next seven days and focus on your thoughts. If they’re more negative than positive, get intentional about the way you think. Intentionally choose happiness and positivity. Life is too short to focus on negative, fear-based thoughts.
Next week we’ll be celebrating the big 100th episode! I’m SUPER-EXCITED and really looking forward to sharing this special moment with you. If it weren’t for you, the Moms With Dreams Show wouldn’t have made it this far. I invite you to join me next week to celebrate this milestone.
Until then – reclaim YOUR dream, do what YOU LOVE and make a difference!
Love and Blessings,
Emily Hooks is an author, speaker and founder of the Forgiveness Academy™. Her
book, The Power of Forgiveness: A Guide to Healing and Wholeness is a
comprehensive guide to forgiveness as a healing practice. Emily speaks on forgiveness and her personal journey at conferences, churches, and other events. She also facilitates workshops and provides group training in person and online. To date, Emily has worked with over a thousand individuals and groups, guiding them through the healing practice of forgiveness and helping them realize their potential with the belief that as we heal, the world heals.
If you’ve ever struggled with forgiving someone, then you will truly appreciate my conversation with Emily. She takes time to explain why forgiveness is an act of self-empowerment and an internal process that has nothing to do with the person you are forgiving.
She walks you through the steps to forgive someone and she even talks about how we can begin to forgive ourselves when we make mistakes as parents.
This is an enlightening conversation that will help you understand the power of forgiveness and lead you down the path of forgiving even when it feels impossible.
Where You Can Learn More about Emily’s Book:
Emily’s Parting Words of Wisdom:
“Be kind to yourself – we have to start there. Fall in love with yourself just the way you are.”
Where You Can Find Emily Hooks Online:
Twitter and Instagram: @forgiveacademy
I hope you enjoyed my conversation with Emily Hooks and learned something that you can apply right now in your life. Are you holding on to old grudges? Are you not allowing yourself to forgive someone or yourself for something that happened in the past? If so, I encourage you to take Emily’s advice and begin to understand the power of forgiveness.
If there’s something you’d like to share, please leave your comments below. Or you can email me directly at Erica@momswithdreams.com. I’m here to support you in your life and business journey to your dreams.
Until next week, reclaim your dreams, do what you love and make a difference.
Love and Blessings,
Danielle Watson is a TEDx speaker, author and host of the Danielle Daily Show. Her book, Dear Self, I Love You! Keep Going & 365 Inspiring Notes from My Bittersweet Year of Heartbreak and Healing, reveals the raw pain of loss, the beauty of an unexpected love and the power of being ok with things not being ok.
In this episode, Danielle shares her journey of healing through writing and why she calls herself an accidental author. She opens up about a personal experience that taught her the lesson of being ok with things not being ok and how her perspective shifted as a result of her experience.
For the introvert in you who aspires to become a speaker, Danielle talks about how she manages and shares some of her success strategies to get prepared and energized to take the stage. As a fellow introvert, I can both relate to what Danielle shares and appreciate her strategies.
Where You Can Get a Copy of Danielle’s Book:
Where You Can Connect with Danielle Online:
Her Website: http://danielle-watson.com
Danielle’s Parting Words of Wisdom:
“No matter what is going on in your life, no matter what you have done or what you will do, you are an incredible being and you are so worthy of your own love. Foster that, cultivate that, and celebrate how incredibly amazing you are. Love on yourself like no one can ever love on you. Watch what loving yourself does for other people.”
I hope you enjoyed this episode and got something that you can apply in your life. If you’re looking for support in any area of your life, I am here to be that just for you. I’d love to hear your challenges, where you are in your life right now and where you’d like to go. You can email me directly at Erica@momswithdreams.com or leave a message in the comments below.
Until next week, reclaim your dream, do what you love and make a difference.