In 2020, I found myself in a tailspin that led to one of the greatest transitions of my life. In today’s world, we’re always expected to know what we’re doing and where we’re headed, but that feeling—of being completely untethered and lost is, it turns out, completely normal. It can even be life-affirming. On flipflops, I speak with creatives and change-makers to find out how they navigated big waves of their own transitions. Our minds flip-flop, the world flip-flops, our circumstances flip-flop. Let's ride the waves together.
Creative Couples: Abeille Gélinas and Na'eem Adam
Every time I sit down for a meal with Abeille and Na'eem, I am in awe of their constant evolution and support for one another. Their curiosity and connection is inspiring. I am always struck by how they operate from a place of passion, heart, curiosity and spirituality. I am so thrilled to share our chat about their partnership, transition into parenthood, and how they navigated a pandemic that paused both their careers - and inspired a rebirth. Where they have ended up, is nothing less than incredible.
Abeille Gélinas is a sought after DJ, mother and goddess. Na'eem Adam is an entrepreneur on the cutting edge of where food, community and technology meet. This chat is so rich, generous and thoughtful, it makes me fly. They are lovers of life and their joy gets deep under your skin. Enjoy!
ANATHA FEST: https://anathafest.com/
ABEILLE: https://www.instagram.com/abeillegelinas/ and https://linktr.ee/abeillegelinas and https://abeillegelinas.com/
NA'EEM: https://www.instagram.com/naeem.adam/ and https://naeemadam.com/
RISE SISTER RISE: https://rebeccacampbell.me/rise-sister-rise-order/
SAHARA ROSE: https://iamsahararose.com/
BEING RAM DASS: https://shop.ramdass.org/products/being-ram-dass
CLAYTON CHRISTENSEN: https://claytonchristensen.com/
Sarora Knots: Live Colourfully!
I first discovered Sara who runs Sarora Knots while reading Simple Things Magazine. I was so drawn to her calm presence and glow, that I cut out her photo and added it to my inspiration board. She has that thing that makes you want to know more. Her eco-planters have been featured in Harper's Bazaar and House Beautiful. She recently held a pop-up shop at Anthropologie in Chelsea, London.
I wanted to hear her story, and get some tips and tricks on how to run a successful small business. We talk travel, inspiration, sustainability, plants, and why creativity is so important for our mental health. I adore her!
Sarora Knots IG: https://www.instagram.com/sarora_knots/
Flipflops Podcast: https://www.instagram.com/flipflops_podcast/
Creative Couples: Val Desjardins & Jennifer Pregnolato
When stars like Jennifer Aniston and Michelle Pfeiffer come to Montreal, they train with PUMP fitness creator Val Desjardins. Val Desjardins founded The Studio Mtl and PUMP Digital Studio with her wife Jennifer Pregnolato, the creator of SCULPT NATION™️.
We celebrate their love story, relationship evolution, transition into parenthood and get their insights on how to find motivation during uncertain times.
Their contagious energy and passion will fire you up! Enjoy!
PUMP Fitness IG: https://www.instagram.com/pumpfitnessmtl/?hl=en
The Studio Mtl: https://www.instagram.com/thestudiomtl/?hl=en
Jennifer Pregnolato IG: https://www.instagram.com/jen_mtl/?hl=en
The Studio Mtl: https://linktr.ee/TheStudioMTL
Flipflops Podcast: https://www.instagram.com/flipflops_podcast/
Michelle V. Wolf: Find Your Way Back Home
Michelle V. Wolf is an LA-based transformational coach, wellness warrior, podcast host and mother of three. Michelle tells us how a health crisis changed her definition of success. She shares how she learned to realign her values and set boundaries. Why do women lose themselves once they become a mother? We talk about self-esteem, confidence, and how to find our way back home. I ask her how the pandemic has shifted our perspective, and how to get through our daily overwhelm. I love her rich insights.
EMPOWHER PURPOSE WEBSITE: https://www.empowherpurpose.com/
EMPOWHER IG: https://www.instagram.com/empowher_la/
Flipflops IG: https://www.instagram.com/flipflops_podcast/
Sarah Rebecca: Lead With Love
Sarah Rebecca is a singer and songwriter who was born in Mississippi. She currently lives in Paris, France. Her music generates 1.4 million listeners each month on Spotify alone.
Sarah shares the spiritual practices she attributes to her abundance. We chat about how shifting focus changed her life. In a transcendent act of generosity, Sarah sings for us. We also talk about where she believes humankind is headed, and how she takes control of her own destiny. This is not your typical podcast episode, this is a wild ride. Get out your sunglasses, because Sarah is pure light.
Sarah Rebecca's Gems: https://alterk.lnk.to/SarahRebecca-Gems
Sarah Rebecca Deluxe https://alterk.lnk.to/SarahRebeccaDeluxeVersion
Sarah Rebecca Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahrebeccamusic/
Flipflops Podcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/flipflops_podcast/
40% Facts: Rebecca Kohler
It’s time to connect with my creative soulmates! We are trying out a new format where we surprise each other with a "mystery guest" à la Smartless podcast.
Today, we are joined by writer and stand-up comedian: Rebecca Kohler. She has written for television shows like Working Moms, Schitt's Creek and Kim's Convenience. Rebecca shares how she paved her way through the comedy industry. We also talk about her days as a chocolate thief, why she is addicted to making people laugh, and get her thoughts on "And Just Like That".
40% Facts began as an inside joke on a girl's road trip to NYC. This series features four creative women, who we like to say, each bring 10% to the table. In alphabetical order; Annabelle Agnew is a wedding & portrait photographer. Suzanne Bateman is a streetstyle and glamour photographer. Emeline Villedary is a landscape painter. I'm Angelique Gay, a writer and podcast host.
Rebecca Kohler's website: https://www.rebeccakohler.com/
“When not writing for television, Canadian Comedy Award winner, Rebecca Kohler, takes to demolishing stand-up stages in both Canada and the US. Balancing an innate benevolence with a tongue like an acid attack, Rebecca has the ability to dissect the darkness of life’s truths while maintaining a cheeky adorability. With a focus on connecting as humans and an aversion to low-hanging fruit, Rebecca Kohler’s stand-up will educate, comfort and eye-open all while inducing laughter. If you find yourself groaning while watching her, Rebecca asks you to remember that she is not offensive, but that life itself is offensive.”
For the facts on representation of women over 50 on the screen, read this: Geena Davis Institute on Women Over 50: The Right to be Seen on Screen: https://seejane.org/research-informs-empowers/women-over-50-report/
Rebecca IG: https://www.instagram.com/rebkoh/
Annabelle IG: https://www.instagram.com/annabelleagnew/?hl=en
Suzanne IG: https://www.instagram.com/suzannebatemanphotography/
Emeline IG: https://www.instagram.com/emelinevilledary/?hl=en
Flipflops IG: https://www.instagram.com/flipflops_podcast/?hl=en
Angelique IG: https://www.instagram.com/angelique_d_g_/
Fun, cozy and thoughtful!
This podcast just oozes all things happy - it’s fun, funny, thought-provoking and leaves you feeling all warm and cozy inside. Angelique does an amazing job asking engaging questions of her guests and allows the conversation to take twists and turns it needs to in order for us to learn and absorb the most from them....highly recommend!!
Inspiring and with calming properties !
I really loved this first episode of your new podcast Angelique. It is truly inspiring and has this calming effect that I crave these days. Looking forward to the next one!
Great for body, mind and spirit. like audio yoga!!
Heartwarmingly engaging and spiritually refreshing like the cold showers I will now have to start taking as suggested.