EP 080: The Stigma Around Having Your Life Together With Kyla Richey

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Grief is like an ocean, you’re in it and it’s calm and then all of a sudden you get hit with a tidal wave and that was really what was going on.
— Kyla Richey
 

About Kyla:

Kyla Richey is a mentor and role model for young Canadian athletes. Being able to share her journey has been something she doesn’t take lightly. But she also wants young women to realize that life is not always what it appears to be. Although it may seem as though she has a picture perfect reality, she has experienced deep loss and great pain with the loss of her brother and subsequent battle with anxiety and depression.

This conversation explores our need to share our lives vulnerably and the quest to end the stigma that we need to have our lives together to happy and successful. 

Kyla Richey is currently captain of team Canada women's volleyball. She has played for over ten years with the senior national team and has so far played seven years of professional volleyball around the world (Germany, turkey, Italy, Greece, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, and Peru). She played for the powerhouse UBC thunderbirds where she won five back to back national titles. Despite a very successful sporting career, Kyla has had her fair share of ups and downs.

The summer before her senior year of high school, her two best friends were killed in a car crash while she was away competing with the Junior National Team. More recently, her younger brother died six years ago and since then, has been struggling with the realities of balancing this life with her grief. An advocate for younger athletes, she wants to bring attention to the daily struggles that we all try to burry. Whether that is dealing with confidence, learning how to step into your true self, balancing athletics and grief, or battles with mental health, Kyla wants to bring it all to the surface. Talking through these issues and being as real as she can be on social media and on her website (re: her blog), Kyla hopes that she can foster community and relationship between individuals who might relate. With dreams set high on qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, she is working hard to inspire both teammates and individuals in her volleyball circle worldwide. 

 
 
 
 

Connect With Kyla:

Instagram + Website

 
 
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EP 079: Moving Past Other People’s Opinions With Cheryl Nembhard

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Competition is a dangerous thing. When you are in the mode of competition, you are not thinking about self-development, you’re not thinking about working on you, or being your best self forward, you are in the catch-up and keep up.
— Cheryl Nembhard
 

About Cheryl:

How do I disconnect my own desire for people’s approval?

Competition is a dangerous thing. When you are in the mode of competition, you are not thinking about self development, you’re not thinning about working on you, or being your best self forward, you are in the catch up and keep up. Cheryl Nembhard

In this conversation, Cheryl and I talk about what it’s like to move past the opinion of others in order to pursue our destiny. And, what that looks like on a practical level. Get your note pad out because school is in session and Cheryl is laying it all out. 

Cheryl Nembhard is an award winning Filmmaker, Playwright & Social Advocate who uses her incredible talents in the Arts to tackle some of the toughest societal topics. Her dedication to Community Service includes working with at risk youth, former gang members, sexual assault victims & teenage mothers. Her Not for Profit Educational Theatre Company, EMG Education has performed special assemblies on topics such as Mental Health, Bullying & Racism in over 150 High Schools across Ontario, impacting over 70,000 students and counting. CBC Canada has recognized her as one of '150 Black Women who are making Canada a better place'.

Among her many awards, She is also the 2017 recipient of the Harry Jerome awards for Social Advocacy. Cheryl is Co Host of 'See, Hear, Love', a nationally televised Women's talk show on YES TV. She recently founded & developed 'The Lighthouse Project', a faith based Mentorship program, where she currently mentors over 40 people. Cheryl is an active Board Member with Brave Canada, a catalytic movement for at risk girls, and she also sits on the national steering committee for “Power of Her” a World Vision initiative for marginalized women and girls globally.

 
 
 
 

Connect With Cheryl:

Instagram + Website

 
 
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EP 078: Having Faith To Believe With Promise Tangeman

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When I surrender, when the fear comes and the thoughts come I say I trust you, God, acknowledging it is there and acknowledge God in this situation.
— Promise Tangeman
 

About Promise:

She lives in sunny California with her husband Brian and the pup who they affectionately call #thedogparker.

If we let it, our mental chatter will be something that robs us of our peace. The constant over thinking, and over analyzing. It’s exhausting — and in the end, really get’s us nowhere. When I asked Promise what her biggest takeaway has been during this season of her life she responded by saying that therapy has been something that changed her perspective on life. It’s kept her focus on the present, and helped her to ‘turn off her mind’.

What a concept right?

Honestly, I was so excited to talk to Promise. Her name literally at the top of my list when I decided to launch this podcast two years ago. A full circle moment. What I didn’t expect was to connect with her on such a deep level. A welcome surprise. Our conversation quickly became transparent and real, almost as if we were chatting over coffee in my living room.

Promise Tangeman is a boss in every sense, leading an exceptional team of designers at Go Live and the co-founder of Designer Vaca. She’s stylish, fun, and has a beautiful uniqueness about her. And she feels deep — and that comes across in this conversation. She shares with me her hope to one day become a mother and what her journey of infertility has been like. In turn, I share my hopes for marriage one day. And the tension of the in-between.

She lives in sunny California with her husband Brian and the pup who they affectionately call #thedogparker. This conversation is everything I hope for when I get the opportunity to share the story of a woman who lives bravely.

 
 
 
 

Connect With Promise:

Instagram + Website + Facebook

 
 
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EP 077 Made For This With Alex Street

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Movement, this idea that you have to be moving in your life, you are going to feel limited and purposeless, everyone else is doing something better, movement makes you feel more present where you are, you are more aware of what is going on.
— Alex Street
 

About Episode:

The tables are turning on me and I’m going to be coached on the podcast today. And can I just say that I absolutely LOVED it! There is no one I would have rather have coach me then my friend Alex Street. I had the opportunity to meet Alex this past summer when we were both serving at a church of a mutual friend. We connected instantly over shared interests and passions for empowering others.

Alex is a natural born story teller, he’s identifies as Enneagram Seven which means he’s super fun to have around. He’s a proud dad and husband. When he’s not auditioning for an acting gig you may find him recording his own podcast called ‘Made For This’, or coaching a millennial helping them to discover what they are made to do, or speaking at an event. 

Grab a pen and paper because Alex is about to walk you step by step through a process that will help you to overcome your limiting beliefs.

 
 
 
 

Connect With Alex

Instagram + Website + Facebook + Podcast

 
 
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When you discover what you’re meant to do, do it with everything in you. Do you feel stuck and unable to move forward with your goals? If you’re ready to step confidently into your potential then schedule a FREE 30 min strategy session today.

 

EP 076: Making Peace With Our Bodies With Jillian Murphy

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When you are pursuing weight loss you are in mode to ignore your body, to override it, to overcome hunger, to push down appetite, to ignore craving, to not be tune to needing a rest day because you need to stick to the plan.
— Dr. Jillian Murphy ND
 

About Jillian:

Have you ever struggled to love your body? Today on The Couragecast we’re talking about the relationship we have with food and our bodies. We talk about the intuitive eating, body knowing, body positivity movement and what really happens when we weight cycle. Our guest today, Dr. Jillian Murphy ND is passionate about helping people make peace with food and their bodies. 

Dr. Jillian Murphy is a registered, licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. She has dedicated the past 8 years to studying the psychology of eating, the relationship between weight and health, Intuitive Eating, and the most in-the-know strategies for exiting the diet cycle and pursuing health outside of diet culture.  She works with adults and children, helping them normalize their weight, growth, body image and relationship with food. Jill is working toward becoming an affiliate of The Ellyn Satter Institute from a Health At Every Size (HAES) perspective.

 
 
 
 

Connect With Jillian

Instagram + Website + Facebook + Podcast

 
 
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When you discover what you’re meant to do, do it with everything in you. Do you feel stuck and unable to move forward with your goals? If you’re ready to step confidently into your potential then schedule a FREE 30 min strategy session today.

 

EP 075: Women Change Everything With Stephen Crilly

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It’s very powerful when you encourage women, because women change everything.
— Stephen Crilly

About Episode:

From the very beginning of the podcast, I've been partnering with my friend Stephen Crilly. When I was at a loss at how to edit the audio he graciously stepped in and has been along for the ride ever since. He has become such an integral part of the show and today he is on the other side of the mic as a guest.

Not only is he an accomplished musician and sound engineer but he is also an advocate for women. For the past two seasons, he has written original music for the podcast and makes me sound like I'm recording in a professional studio. 

In this conversation, we share some behind the scenes moments, as well as how you can partner with The Couragecast. 

Consider supporting the podcast monthly by joining the Patreon community. Connect with Andrea and The Couragecast on IG or Facebook. Shop our Amazon Affiliate.

 
 
 
 

Connect With Stephen

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When you discover what you’re meant to do, do it with everything in you. Do you feel stuck and unable to move forward with your goals? If you’re ready to step confidently into your potential then schedule a FREE 30 min strategy session today.

 

EP 074: Becoming Fearless With Sarah Ball Part Two

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What offers people hope and help is when they know you’ve actually walked through it.
— Sarah E Ball

About Sarah:

She went from a self proclaimed ‘suck it up princess’ to fearing for her life. It was a mental breakdown after her fifth child that changed everything. As a driven and talented mommy blogger she was always on the move, pushing herself to be better every single day. 

One afternoon she got on the treadmill for her regular workout but she soon realized something was terribly wrong when her heart rate would not go back to normal. Fearing she was having a heart attack, she called 911 and the braced for the worst. What she thought was a heart attack turned out to be the first of many panic attacks that would alter Sarah’s life.

Sarah E. Ball, is an author, speaker, mom of five and mental illness survivor. She inspires others to live fearlessly by sharing her humour, vulnerability and wisdom on overcoming anxiety and depression. Sarah offers fearless hope to many through her blog - saraheball.com , online courses, speaking and book - Fearless in 21 Days, A Survivor’s Guide To Overcoming Anxiety.

You don’t want to miss this two-part conversation with Sarah E. Ball. This conversation is completely changed my view point on mental health. As a survivor of anxiety and depression myself I realized that there is still so much I have to learn. Sarah candidly shares her story, and how she has over come anxiety, depression as well as harm OCD. 

In the second part of the conversation we touch on how we can be restored body, soul and spirit. And what does that look like for us in a practical sense. You’re going to find this episode so helpful.

 
 
 
 

Connect With Sarah

Instagram + Website + Facebook

 
 
 

In FEARLESS IN 21 DAYS, Sarah takes the readers through 21 revelations that focus on healing the whole self-body, mind, and soul-and bridging the gap between effective mental health therapies and Scripture. The book begins with practical tips that can dramatically reduce the immediate symptoms of anxiety and then dives deeper into spiritual and mental truths to create a hope-filled guide to freedom from anxiety so that readers may boldly and bravely fulfill their purpose in Christ-fearlessly.

 
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EP 073: Becoming Fearless With Sarah Ball Part One

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What offers people hope and help is when they know you’ve actually walked through it.
— Sarah E Ball

About Sarah:

She went from a self proclaimed ‘suck it up princess’ to fearing for her life. It was a mental breakdown after her fifth child that changed everything. As a driven and talented mommy blogger she was always on the move, pushing herself to be better every single day. 

One afternoon she got on the treadmill for her regular workout but she soon realized something was terribly wrong when her heart rate would not go back to normal. Fearing she was having a heart attack, she called 911 and the braced for the worst. What she thought was a heart attack turned out to be the first of many panic attacks that would alter Sarah’s life.

Sarah E. Ball, is an author, speaker, mom of five and mental illness survivor. She inspires others to live fearlessly by sharing her humour, vulnerability and wisdom on overcoming anxiety and depression. Sarah offers fearless hope to many through her blog - saraheball.com , online courses, speaking and book - Fearless in 21 Days, A Survivor’s Guide To Overcoming Anxiety.

You don’t want to miss this two-part conversation with Sarah E. Ball. This conversation is completely changed my view point on mental health. As a survivor of anxiety and depression myself I realized that there is still so much I have to learn. Sarah candidly shares her story, and how she has over come anxiety, depression as well as harm OCD. 

In the first part of the conversation we touch on the reason people struggle to overcome mental health and instead of getting help they make their lives small to accommodate their illness. 

We talk about the church, and how it handles mental health, and what we need to be doing. 

 
 
 
 

Connect With Sarah

Instagram + Website + Facebook

 
 
 

In FEARLESS IN 21 DAYS, Sarah takes the readers through 21 revelations that focus on healing the whole self-body, mind, and soul-and bridging the gap between effective mental health therapies and Scripture. The book begins with practical tips that can dramatically reduce the immediate symptoms of anxiety and then dives deeper into spiritual and mental truths to create a hope-filled guide to freedom from anxiety so that readers may boldly and bravely fulfill their purpose in Christ-fearlessly.

 
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When you discover what you’re meant to do, do it with everything in you. Do you feel stuck and unable to move forward with your goals? If you’re ready to step confidently into your potential then schedule a FREE 30 min strategy session today.