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The Couragemakers Podcast | Encouragement, Inspiration & Rebel Rousing for Mission Driven Doers, Makers & Shakers |

Couragemakers is the weekly podcast for creative and multi-passionate women. Because building the life you want and putting stuff in the world takes a boatload of courage, but you don’t have to do it alone. Couragemakers is designed to encourage and rebel-rouse mission-driven doers, makers and world-shakers to spark a movement of women who are choosing themselves. Every Monday, Meg chats to unconventional couragemakers all over the world who share their stories, their advice and their dreams as we have honest conversations about everyday courage, living a wholehearted life and dream chasing. We’ve figured out what we don’t want in life, now we’re figuring out what we do want. And we talk about the things that make us feel on fire as well as the monsters that hide under our beds. Couragemakers is brought to you by Meg Kissack of That Hummingbird Life. Because everything changes when you believe you matter. Let’s shake things up together. Warning: This podcast contains courage, vulnerability and a desire to leave the world a brighter place than how we found it.
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Jun 27, 2016

 

Hi there and welcome to episode 20 of Couragemakers!

 

This week, I'm talking with the lovely Jennifer Seale. Jen is a certified Holistic Health Practitioner (health and wellness coach), licensed Spiritual Practitioner, blogger, truth-seeker, and lover of life.  She guides those who want to love themselves, heal their relationship between food and body, and live their best life possible!  She shares a passion of overall wellness through holistic health, food, creativity, mindfulness, spirituality, and most importantly…balance! Jen currently resides in sunny southern California with her partner Greg, and their sweet pup Charlie.

 

In this episode, Jen really vulnerably her journey of growing up feeling insecure and how she made the decision to start learning how to love herself.  Jen shares all about the doubt and guilt that comes with starting to love yourself, and how we can start to move beyond the grief of what could have been and embark on a journey of working to build yourself.

 

We really dive into how working to love yourself is always a work in progress, how healing and change can happen when you treat yourself with kindness and respect and Jen gets really vulnerable about what she believes about herself now that her younger self would be astounded to hear.  

 

This is a wonderful episode if you want to learn more about what self love looks like in practice, if you struggle with your self esteem and if you find it hard to accept yourself where you are right now.

 

Also, Jen is queen of recommending books and TV programmes, so I've included all of the things she's mentioned in the show notes!

 

I'm really excited for you to listen to this episode - Jen is so honest, so funny and I really appreciate how vulnerable she gets  during this interview, to help all of us learn to love ourselves.

 

Enjoy the show!



About Jen

 

Jennifer Seale is a certified Holistic Health Practitioner (health and wellness coach), licensed Spiritual Practitioner, blogger, truth-seeker, and lover of life.  She guides those who want to love themselves, heal their relationship between food and body, and live their best life possible!  She shares a passion of overall wellness through holistic health, food, creativity, mindfulness, spirituality, and most importantly…balance!

 

Jen recently launched an ongoing 21 Day Meditation Experience that is open to the public.

 

You can connect with Jen here: Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram



Things we talked about during today's show

 

  • How Jen's life fell apart in one week and Jen’s decision to start learning to love herself

 

  • How fear is good for you

 

  • How healing and change occurs when you treat yourself with kindness and respect

 

  • What keeps Jen inspired and her go to things when you're having a shitty time

 

Books/Resources etc mentioned during today’s show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Find out more and download the Couragemakers Manifesto here

 

If you have any question about today's episode, any comments or would like to be a guest on Couragemakers, get in touch: meg@thathummingbirdlife.com

 

About Meg & That Hummingbird Life

 

I'm Meg and I'm the host of Couragemakers and founder of That Hummingbird Life. I started this podcast because I wanted to create a platform for passionate and unconventional women to have honest conversations and to share their stories, struggles and dreams. The intention behind this podcast is to inspire and encourage creative and mission-driven women to live a wholehearted life and follow the beat of their drum.

 

When I'm not recording episodes and making new friends with the wonderful guests, you can find me working on all manners of magic over at That Hummingbird Life, sending free self care checks ins to hundreds of women every Sunday and helping my clients build brands they love as a graphic designer. I'm currently based in London, and getting ready for my round the world adventure with Mr. Meg starting August 2016. Don't worry the podcast isn't going anywhere!

 

That Hummingbird Life | Twitter | Pinterest |

 

Jun 20, 2016

Hi there and welcome to episode 19 of Couragemakers!

 

Today I'm talking with Maria Northcott. Maria is native New Englander, former schoolteacher, sought-after wedding officiant and   creator of community.Maria thrives on building relationships and making connections and in 2015, she quit her full-time job to free her heart and soul to do exactly that

 

During our conversation, Maria shares her journey into the world of creative business, her world beliefs including why she doesn't believe in competition and how we can all take the time to ask ourselves what feeds us, what feeds the world and how we want to spend our energy.

 

We dive into so many topics during this episode and talk about everything from why the idea of quitting your job today to follow your passions is bullshit, why reflection is so important and how creativity has such a wider definition than we're taught.

 

This is a wonderful episode if you want to explore how you would like your world to look and if you're struggling to see how things will all work out okay for you.

 

Maria is just such a big hearted, wonderful person and I think this conversation is the very definition of authentic.

 

Enjoy the show!

 

About Maria

 

Native New Englander. Former schoolteacher. Sought-after wedding officiant. Of all the labels that describe Maria Northcott, however, the one you’ll hear most often is “creator of community.” It’s not just weddings that are Maria’s passion — it’s the people at the heart of those weddings. Whether it’s couples planning their wedding or the professionals who serve them, Maria thrives on building relationships and making connections. In 2015, she quit her full-time job to free her heart and soul to do exactly that. Not only is Maria in demand as an officiant by couples across the country, but she's also the founder of the Maine Wedding Network, fostering a sense of collaboration and support among professional wedding vendors throughout Maine. Whether it’s by the woodstove in her midcoast Maine cottage or at one of the many weddings she officiates each year, Maria exudes a warmth that draws people in, makes them feel comfortable, and sends them back into the world with a brighter spark in their eye.

 

You can connect with Maria here: A Sweet Start | Maine Wedding Network | Twitter |



Things we talked about during today's show

 

  • The sacrifices you have to make to follow your dreams

 

  • Uncovering the reality of the 'quit your job and do what you love myth'

 

  • How everything you do leads you to what you are meant to do

 

  • Why self reflection is so important and how you can use it to really grow get the answers you need to get to the next step

 

Books/Resources etc mentioned during today’s show

 

 

 




Find out more and download the Couragemakers Manifesto here

 

If you have any question about today's episode, any comments or would like to be a guest on Couragemakers, get in touch: meg@thathummingbirdlife.com

 

About Meg & That Hummingbird Life

 

I'm Meg and I'm the host of Couragemakers and founder of That Hummingbird Life. I started this podcast because I wanted to create a platform for passionate and unconventional women to have honest conversations and to share their stories, struggles and dreams. The intention behind this podcast is to inspire and encourage creative and mission-driven women to live a wholehearted life and follow the beat of their drum.

 

When I'm not recording episodes and making new friends with the wonderful guests, you can find me working on all manners of magic over at That Hummingbird Life, sending free self care checks ins to hundreds of women every Sunday and helping my clients build brands they love as a graphic designer. I'm currently based in London, and getting ready for my round the world adventure with Mr. Meg starting August 2016. Don't worry the podcast isn't going anywhere!

 

That Hummingbird Life | Twitter | Pinterest |

 

Jun 13, 2016

Hello there and welcome to episode 18 of Couragemakers!

 

This week I'm speaking to Amanda Sewell. Amanda is a wellness junkie, coach and rule breaker. She believes that everything in life comes down to radical self responsibility.

 

During the interview Amanda shares her own journey of self care, how tough experiences have built her resilience and her  practical advice for women who really struggle with self doubt.

 

In this episode, we really challenge this notion that self care is selfish, talk really honestly about the impossibility of meeting other people's and society's expectations and how boundaries are so important in order to live a life that works for you.

 

Hi there! This week I’m talking to Amanda Sewell. In this episode, we really challenge this notion that self care is selfish, talk honestly about meeting expectations & how boundaries are vital in order to live a life that works for you.



This is a great episode for you if you want to hear from someone who really embraces being different, if you struggle with self doubt and setting goals, and if you believe there is  so much more to life than staying in your comfort zone.

 

I love how honest Amanda is and how a lot of what she says could be put on a t-shirt and I think you're going to love her refreshing attitude towards looking after yourself.

 

Enjoy the show!



About Amanda

 

Amanda Sewell is a wellness junkie, coach and rule breaker. She believes that everything in life comes down to radical self responsibility. That we are more than our appearance, "trying to get skinny" or "be more consistent ".  We all have needs that at times go unmet and result in us trying to constantly regain control (ie diets, emotional eating, feeling like a victim). She loves working with women who want to move past always stressed about their weight and start living.

 

Free 45 minute In Recovery Session

 

You can connect with Amanda:  Blog | Instagram | Facebook |

Things we talked about during today's show

 

  • How health  doesn't look the same for everybody. It's about looking for the unique clues your body gives you

 

  • How we let ourselves be treated and how we enforce that with people around us

 

  • How Amanda uses boundaries to maintain her self care in her business

 

  • Amanda's advice for anyone stuck in comparison paralysis




Find out more and download the Couragemakers Manifesto here

 

If you have any question about today's episode, any comments or would like to be a guest on Couragemakers, get in touch: meg@thathummingbirdlife.com

 

About Meg & That Hummingbird Life

 

I'm Meg and I'm the host of Couragemakers and founder of That Hummingbird Life. I started this podcast because I wanted to create a platform for passionate and unconventional women to have honest conversations and to share their stories, struggles and dreams. The intention behind this podcast is to inspire and encourage creative and mission-driven women to live a wholehearted life and follow the beat of their drum.

 

When I'm not recording episodes and making new friends with the wonderful guests, you can find me working on all manners of magic over at That Hummingbird Life, sending free self care checks ins to hundreds of women every Sunday and helping my clients build brands they love as a graphic designer. I'm currently based in London, and getting ready for my round the world adventure with Mr. Meg starting August 2016. Don't worry the podcast isn't going anywhere!

 

That Hummingbird Life | Twitter | Pinterest |

 

Jun 6, 2016

Hello and welcome to episode 17 of Couragemakers!

 

This week I'm talking to the lovely Krista Rae. Krista is  a blog strategist and WordPress developer who helps female creatives  craft   strategic blogs to elevate their business and conversions.

 

In this episode, Krista shares how how she went from starting a craft blog and having a side hustle to being able to quit her job and focus on her business full time , She also shares how  she  found a supportive community online, and also the not so glamorous side of side hustles and working for yourself.

 

We have a great discussion about the links between mental health issues and becoming an entrepreneur, what happens when you take a bet on yourself and how the power of starting before you're ready.

 

This is a great episode if you have an online business or are thinking of starting one, if you struggle to give yourself permission to take feel afraid and make decision and if you want to hear about both the shit and the glitter of owning your own online business.

 

I had so much fun talking to Krista and I love how honest she is about every step of the journey. She has so much practical advice and I think everyone can learn something from her story.

 

Enjoy the show!

 

About Krista

 

Krista is a blog strategist and WordPress developer who helps female creatives elevate their business, increase conversions, and boost engagement through crafting strategic blogs. She uses personalized, goal-driven strategies to set her clients apart from the competition and highlight their unique offerings. Learn more over on her blog!  Krista is happiest spending time with her husband, family, and friends...especially if she can mix a little work in there too

 

You can contact Krista:  Website | Twitter | Pinterest | Bloglovin’

Things we talked about during today's show

 

  • Krista shares how how she went from starting a craft blog and having a side hustle to being able to quit her job and focus on her business full time
  • The links between becoming an entrepreneur and mental health issues

 

  • The not so glamourous side of having a side hustle and working for yourself

 

  • The different ways we can handle fear



Resources/Things We Mentioned During today's show

 

 

Find out more and download the Couragemakers Manifesto here

 

If you have any question about today's episode, any comments or would like to be a guest on Couragemakers, get in touch: meg@thathummingbirdlife.com

 

About Meg & That Hummingbird Life

 

I'm Meg and I'm the host of Couragemakers and founder of That Hummingbird Life. I started this podcast because I wanted to create a platform for passionate and unconventional women to have honest conversations and to share their stories, struggles and dreams. The intention behind this podcast is to inspire and encourage creative and mission-driven women to live a wholehearted life and follow the beat of their drum.

 

When I'm not recording episodes and making new friends with the wonderful guests, you can find me working on all manners of magic over at That Hummingbird Life, sending free self care checks ins to hundreds of women every Sunday and helping my clients build brands they love as a graphic designer. I'm currently based in London, and getting ready for my round the world adventure with Mr. Meg starting August 2016. Don't worry the podcast isn't going anywhere!

 

That Hummingbird Life | Twitter | Pinterest |

 

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