Being a Strong Woman with Stephanie Allen

I’ve always been a champion for strong female characters. Which is why no matter which genre I toy with when I write fiction, the protagonist is consistently a badass woman.

Growing up, I lived with my dad. But, my mom and my sisters are all tremendous women I was lucky to have around. I’ve known many female friends and teachers who knew when to hug me and when to tell me to cut the shit. I’ve also known many women entrepreneurs and creative entrepreneurs who have continued to push forward and inspire others to do the same.

Stephanie Allen is on Love Your Enthusiasm today, talking about being a strong woman. She is a multi-faceted human being—a kickboxer, trainer, and a writer.

At the age of 23, Stephanie was in a horrific car accident. Walking was the only activity she could manage. Eventually, by focusing on simply putting one foot in front of the other, she recovered and became stronger physically and mentally from this experience.

On today’s show, she rehashes her recovery journey and what it took to be able to return to herself and her longtime love…kickboxing. Even though we explore some deep shit together, Stephanie is also a lot of fun. Be prepared to have some laughs and feel motivated to get off your ass to kick some ass.

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Love Your Enthusiasm with Sada Naegelin

2020 has taught us one thing…showing up for ourselves has never been more critical.

Sada Naegelin is on Love Your Enthusiasm today, talking about this very subject. She is a contemporary dancer and the Co-Founder of De Las Mías, a healthy Latina lifestyle app and community. She runs this business with her mother, Ana, who is another phenomenal woman.

I first met Sada through my other business, Superneat Marketing. Sada was a client of mine—we worked together for a couple of years to get De Las Mías off the ground on the content side of things.

I don’t typically become friends with my clients, but I couldn’t help it with Sada. We shared too much in common not to.

We started dancing around the same age—she was nine and I was ten. We’d rather be performing than practicing. We both are deeply passionate about wellness, self-love, and women empowerment.

I always love talking to Sada and I know you’ll love getting to know her in this wonderful conversation. After listening to this beautiful episode with Sada, you’ll feel more motivated to show up for yourself so you can show up for everything else in your life. Happy listening!

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Love Your Enthusiasm with Juliann Wetz

I know many of us are missing travel, whether we canceled trips already this year or we are waiting to see what will happen months from now with future bookings. Armchair travel and virtual city tours became the only way to leave our homes, but they can obviously only take us so far.

Another way to travel is to hear from travel enthusiasts who have been around the world multiple times and love to share amazing stories from pre-COVID times. Which is why I’m so excited to bring you this podcast today, as travel blogger Juliann Wetz of Browsing the Atlas is on Love Your Enthusiasm.

For the past 8 years, Juliann has been documenting and sharing all of her travel experiences on Browsing the Atlas. I’ve been blogging buddies with her since the beginning and I have always enjoyed her approach. Rather than the usual aspirational travel content, she explores lesser-known excursions and activities that I find both interesting and entertaining.

On the show, Juliann shares tons of great ideas for traveling closer to home and encourages us to continue to hold onto what we love about travel. If you’re struggling with the what-ifs of travel, Juliann will help you hang in there this year…and not lose hope.

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When Life Feels Like a Circus

We’re at the halfway point of 2020…congratulations. If you’re reading this right now, you likely need an escape from the circus that is 2020.

I’m not going to rehash the excitement from the first half of the year, or speculate about which inconceivable acts we’ll see next. Instead, I’d like us to share an intermission together—to stretch our legs and get some air.

I’m going to talk about a different circus that changed my life, positively and permanently. Perhaps you’ll relate to it in some small way, and it will help you figure out how to execute your balancing act.

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Love Your Enthusiasm with Victoria Dougherty

For all of your writers out there, I have quite the treat for you. Victoria Dougherty is on Love Your Enthusiasm today. You may know Victoria through her blog or through her books—either way, you’ll know one thing…she is a beautiful badass.

Victoria and I first met each other like I’ve met many of you…commenting on each other’s random blog posts over the years. Looks like we go WAY back, somewhere around 2012.

The cool thing about this particular podcast episode is that we are two writers having a conversation. I have many things I am enthusiastic about in my life, but writing has such a special place in my heart. When I talk to someone else with that same love, it shows.

Victoria and I had our interview on Monday, June 1, the morning after the first weekend of protests and riots in the U.S. Both of us were sleep-deprived and a little loopy. So we made a pact at the beginning of the call. We agreed to lean on each other’s enthusiasm to lift each other up.

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