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Life doesn't always go according to plan. Scratch that--life pretty much never goes according to plan. And that's okay! That's what makes it interesting. There's the way you thought your life would go and then there's your life, actually. This is where we celebrate the "actually", as Laura Behnke talks with women from all different backgrounds and perspectives about their own unique life paths. We're tossing out societal norms and redefining what it means to be a happy and successful woman right now, one story at a time.

The Life Actually Podcast Laura Behnke

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Life doesn't always go according to plan. Scratch that--life pretty much never goes according to plan. And that's okay! That's what makes it interesting. There's the way you thought your life would go and then there's your life, actually. This is where we celebrate the "actually", as Laura Behnke talks with women from all different backgrounds and perspectives about their own unique life paths. We're tossing out societal norms and redefining what it means to be a happy and successful woman right now, one story at a time.

    A Spiritual Awakening With Jamilah Lang

    A Spiritual Awakening With Jamilah Lang

    Jamilah Lang knows what it's like to struggle.  She understands working so hard for something you want so badly and still having it not work out in the way you expect.  But that struggle is all part of her story.  It's a huge reason why she's currently living a life of abundance.  As a professional organizer and interior stylist she brings a holistic approach to helping people simplify and design a home they love.  Because, as she knows through experience, organizing your life and your purpose goes deeper than cleaning out your closet.  But that's certainly a good place to start!  Jamilah has gone from a successful career in the corporate world, to starting over on her own.  She's gone from struggling to buy groceries for her family to now fully supporting that family so her husband can stay home with their kids.  All thanks to her own spiritual awakening, as she learned how to let go in order to let in opportunity and peace of mind.  


    Links: 
    Instagram: @laurabbehnke 
    Instagram: @thelifeactuallypodcast 
    Website: laurabehnke.com 

    Guest Links: 
    Instagram: @jamilahlang
    Free Guide: Decluttering For Abundance

    • 1 hr 11 min
    An Untraditional Order With Amanda Greenspan-D'Souza

    An Untraditional Order With Amanda Greenspan-D'Souza

    It didn't take Amanda Greenspan-D'Souza long to realize her now-husband was "the one" when they first met. She expected them to get married and start a life together at some point. What she didn't expect was how quickly that point would arrive. But four months into dating they both had to make a life-changing decision as he faced possible deportation back to his native India. The result? They had two weeks to plan a wedding and get married. Amanda never doubted her decision or their relationship, but that didn't make the reality of their situation any easier. Gone was the big wedding celebration, the perfect dress, and the enjoyment of a proposal and engagement. Instead Amanda found herself worrying about what people would think as their plans moved so quickly. Now five years into marriage, she's fully realized just how special her story is. And that what makes it special is its uniqueness. That's why she's telling her story now. Because life rarely goes according to plan--and that's okay. This is Amanda's journey, and she's owning it.


    Links: 
    Instagram: @laurabbehnke 
    Instagram: @thelifeactuallypodcast 
    Website: laurabehnke.com 

    Guest Links: 
    Instagram: @its_agd

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Loving Your Life & Yourself With Elizabeth DiAlto

    Loving Your Life & Yourself With Elizabeth DiAlto

    Elizabeth DiAlto is all about telling it like it is. Because when we have a deeper connection to ourselves through embodied living and self liberation, well, we have the tools needed to help us through the difficult times. But Elizabeth never planned to become the spiritual guide that she is today. No, she was going to become a millionaire selling knives. And, yes, you read that correctly! But after experiencing burnout at just 25 she knew there had to be more to life than just going after a paycheck. That realization eventually led her to create the Institute For Embodied Living and the Wild Soul Movement. She knows life isn't perfect but believes there is a freedom that comes with giving ourselves permission and grace to get through the messy times. At 38, Elizabeth is single, and after really learning to date on her terms she knows the right relationship is out there, but it has to enhance the life she's already created. Because that life is already pretty special.


    Links: 
    Instagram: @laurabbehnke 
    Instagram: @thelifeactuallypodcast 
    Website: laurabehnke.com 

    Guest Links: 
    Instagram: @elizabethdialto 
    YouTube: @elizabethdialto 
    Facebook: @elizabethdialto 
    Website: untameyourself.com 
    Wild Soul Archetypes Quiz 
    Embodied Living Center Enrollment (ends 11/22/21) 
    Become An Embodiment Specialist (apply by 12/12/21)  

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Letting Your Heart Lead With Tiffany Paul

    Letting Your Heart Lead With Tiffany Paul

    On paper Tiffany Paul was living her own definition of success. Happily married, a mom of two, and working her way up the corporate ladder over a 10-year career at Proctor & Gamble. But what that on-paper success didn't show was the struggles it took to actually become pregnant and then the struggles to find joy and satisfaction in the career she was building. It all made her wonder, was this where her heart was leading her? The answer to that question would change her life and her family's lives as she left her six-figure salary and ventured into the world of entrepreneurship, eventually becoming the founder of The Slept Life. It would also challenge her original idea of what it means to be successful, and what society tells us about success.


    Links: 
    Instagram: @laurabbehnke 
    Instagram: @thelifeactuallypodcast 
    Website: laurabehnke.com 
    Episode 28: Solo Episode: Our Pregnancy Story 

    Guest Links: 
    IG: @iamtiffanypaul
    IG: @thesleptlife 
    Website: thesleptlife.com 
    Podcast:  Break the Matrix: Wake Up To Your Dream Life (formerly known as Dream Life)  

    • 57 min
    Self Love Activism With Femi Olafioye-Omogbehin

    Self Love Activism With Femi Olafioye-Omogbehin

    For as long as she can remember Femi Olafioye-Omogbehin wanted to be in a relationship. In fact, the rest of the details of her plan were pretty fuzzy. Because the real expectation was to fall into her husband's plan. But as she grew up, Femi realized how much this plan was shaped by her own internalized racism. The daughter of Nigerian parents, she also realized how little she saw of women who looked like her in the mainstream media she consumed. And that didn't sit right with her. After giving the corporate world a try, Femi is now building her own brand that seeks to increase the representation of black women and encourage them on their journeys of self love. She is a speaker, writer and self love activist. She's also still single. Which she appreciates while also still finding herself sometimes grieving the relationship she doesn't have yet. Femi is all about supporting black women by sharing her own observations and life lessons. And her honesty and transparency are things that can inspire us all. 

    Links: 
    Instagram: @laurabbehnke 
    Instagram: @thelifeactuallypodcast 
    Website: laurabehnke.com 
    FREE Guide and Workbook: Dating, Actually: The Anti-Dating-Guide Dating Guide 

    Guest Links: 
    Podcast: The Femiio Podcast 
    TikTok: @femiio 
    Instagram: @femiio 
    Twitter: @_femiio 
    PayPal: @femiio

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Finding Strength Over Pain With Gigi Robinson

    Finding Strength Over Pain With Gigi Robinson

    Gigi Robinson's life changed in ways she never could have expected at the age of 11 when she was diagnosed with a chronic illness.  It altered not only her childhood but also her dreams for the future. Now just 23, this New York City-based content creator has already experienced living with chronic pain, disordered eating, and pushing herself to the point of burnout in college. Not to mention graduating from college during a global pandemic while also realizing you're never too young to feel all of those dating and societal pressures placed on women. Now she creates content that reaches and supports a global Gen Z audience, focusing on mental health, chronic illness, body image and self advocacy. Gigi knows her story is just beginning, but already she has plenty of twists and turns to share.   

    Links: 
    Instagram: @laurabbehnke 
    @thelifeactuallypodcast 
    Website: laurabehnke.com   

    Guest Links: 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsgigirobinson/ 
    Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@itsgigirobinson?lang=en 
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gigirobinson 
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/GigiRobinson/featured 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/itsgigirobinson?lang=en 
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/itsgigirobinson/_created/ 
    Website: https://www.gigirobinson.com 
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/52gJoINiT5B86t1CdwMb6F?si=frTtgIZ0T7KOAuJx9eUmyw&dl_branch=1 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/itsgigirobinson 
    FB podcast page: https://www.facebook.com/everythingyouneediswithin  

    • 52 min

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