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This is a podcast about how we transition, change and get unstuck in life. I talk with change-makers and people who have navigated big waves of transformation. Our minds flipflop, the world flipflops, our circumstances flipflop. Let's ride the waves together.

Flipflops Podcas‪t‬ Angelique Gay

    • Mental Health
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

This is a podcast about how we transition, change and get unstuck in life. I talk with change-makers and people who have navigated big waves of transformation. Our minds flipflop, the world flipflops, our circumstances flipflop. Let's ride the waves together.

    Shani Silver Cares Because Dating Apps Don't

    Shani Silver Cares Because Dating Apps Don't

    Brooklynite Shani Silver has become the authority on changing the conversation around singlehood. She asks: Why are single men called "playboys" and single women labelled "pathetic"? 

    We talk about how she is using self-forgiveness as a balm during the pandemic, and how she got unstuck and finally embraced her authentic career. She shares how she uses her anger towards injustice to fuel her creativity. We also get into fun stuff like candles, 90's movies and baking. This is a fun one!  

    Shani Silver is a freelance humor essayist, podcaster and editor of Atta Girl on Medium.  Shani has built a unique community that empowers singles in a world that embraces the shadows of dating apps. 

    Shani is also a writing coach. You can book a session with her here.

    RESOURCES:  

    Shani Silver's series on Refinery29  

    Shani Silver's A Single Serving Podcast  

    Shani Silver on IG

    A Single Serving Podcast on IG

    • 35 min
    40% Facts: Creativity & Motherhood

    40% Facts: Creativity & Motherhood

    Welcome to a new series called 40% Facts. Born on a girl's road trip from Montreal to New York, this idea for a show has been in my head for years. It wasn't my idea, but once I heard it, I vowed to make it happen. 
    Annabelle Agnew, Emeline Villedary, Suzanne Bateman and myself have been friends for many years. Today we talk about our relationship history with creativity, we redefine "failure", and share how motherhood fuels our work. We also talk about the importance of risk-taking, dormancy periods and how sometimes all our answers for the future, lie in revisiting the past. 
    Or not, this is 40% facts after all.

    100% Facts:
    “The sculpture is already complete within the marble block, before I start my work. It is already there, I just have to chisel away the superfluous material.”
    ― Michelangelo

    Emeline refers to this article:
    https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-how-pollock-picasso-and-6-other-iconic-artists

    Annabelle's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/annabelleagnew/
    Emeline's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emelinevilledary/
    Suzanne's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sewze/
    Angelique's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/angelique_d_g_/

    • 55 min
    The Power of Asking for Help

    The Power of Asking for Help

    This is a very personal episode where I get vulnerable  - so be warned! I chat with life coach Yan Martin about self-imposed pressures, reframing "weakness" and demystifying meditation. Yan shares his experience with depression and anxiety.  



    Yan Martin jumped from the top of the corporate ladder over to running his own business as a wellness ambassador two years ago, and he has been tremendously helpful to me.  



    RESOURCES: 



    Transitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes written by William and Susan Bridges 



    10% Happier: How I Tamed The Voice In My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, And Found Self-help That Actually Worked - A True Story written by Dan Harris 



    Yan Martin's Profile linkedin.com/in/yanmartin4 Website yanmartin.com  (Personal Website) 



    You can find me at https://www.instagram.com/angelique_d_g_/ 



    REMEMBER: I remember telling someone that I needed help, and they directed me to this website, where they had received the help they needed. (https://www.ordrepsy.qc.ca/) What struck me was how she said it, easy breezy, like it was no big deal. Now I get it, and I’m passing it on. No biggie. As we quarantine, please remember to take care of your mental health. xx

    • 34 min
    The Healing Power of Empathy

    The Healing Power of Empathy

    I reach out to healer and joyful full-time mother Oana Silaghi-Bedikyan. We talk about the surprising tools she is using to cope during the pandemic, how to reframe boredom, and the unimaginable gifts we could receive as a species if we opened ourselves up. RESOURCES: BOOK: The Wim Hof Method: Activate Your Full Human Potential Walt Whitman on Democracy and Optimism as a Mighty Form of Resistance https://www.brainpickings.org/2018/07/26/walt-whitman-specimen-days-democracy/ Art and the Human Spirit: Olivia Laing on What the Lives of Great Artists Reveal About Vulnerability, Love, Loneliness, Resistance, and Our Search for Meaning https://www.brainpickings.org/2021/02/25/olivia-laing-funny-weather-art/ A Buddhist Mantra To Start Your Day With gratitude I remember the people, animals, plants, insects, creatures of the sky and sea, air and water, fire and earth, all whose joyful exertion blesses my life every day. With gratitude I remember the care and labor of a thousand generations of elders and ancestors who came before me. I offer my gratitude for the blessing of this earth I have been given. I offer my gratitude for the measure of health I have been given. I offer my gratitude for the family and friends I have been given. I offer my gratitude for the community I have been given. I offer my gratitude for the teachings and lessons I have been given. I offer my gratitude for the life I have been given. Oana on IG @oanasilaghi Angelique on IG @angelique_d_g_ Message

    • 22 min
    Welcome to the Flipflops podcast!

    Welcome to the Flipflops podcast!

    Hi! My name is Angelique Gay and I am a writer, a new mom and someone who has felt very lost during quarantine. I know I am not alone. This short episode introduces the Flipflops podcast. I hope you'll join me for some good conversation and inspirational insights on how to ride the waves of modern life. 

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

NadiaHurst ,

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!

MinteeTania ,

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.

beckyLaurin ,

So inspiring!!!

Angelique, you were porn to have your own podcast! Can’t wait to follow this journey and be inspired along the way!!!

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