The Afterglow Podcast gives women the permission and tools to live life according to their own rules.
The Afterglow Podcast is a platform to educate and empower women through conversations with courageous Canadian women, breaking down limiting beliefs and outdated rules.
The Afterglow is your second act. It’s what came after you did what you were told, and instead decided to do what was in your heart. It’s how you have reinvented yourself. It’s your vision for the next 40-50 years.It’s when you took your power back.
We call that The Afterglow.
The New Wedding with Karen Cleveland + Michelle Bilodeau
3:30 How the book came to be
4:55 What is the Wedding Industrial Complex
7:00 What is the messaging around weddings, and when do we start teaching girls
8:00 How young girls are marketed to, and the pervasive messages in media
10:00 Not dismissing the traditional wedding, but understanding the customs and why they exist
11:30 Why does the father give the bride away?
13:00 The garter belt tradition...why it exists.
16:00 Make decisions for yourselves and nobody else
19:00 How the media puts pressure on women to create the perfect wedding, and how diversity is missing
22:00 The picture perfect pressure influenced by social media
25:00 The Engagement period and building trust within the couple'
28:00 Focus on the wedding day vs. The marriage itself
34:00 Look into each others eyes
35:00 An Eco-conscious wedding
38:00 Diamonds, the story of why we idolize the diamond engagement ring
42:00 Looking most like yourself on your wedding, not a thinned up manufactured version of yourself
45:00 Gay couples and needing more representation
48:00 You don't have to get caught up in anything goes for the sake of the wedding.
53:00 Where did the moxie to write the book come from
57:00 Where does their courage and feminist attitude come from?
1:00 What to get rid of when planning a wedding.
Book: The New Wedding Book
Resilience. A True Story with Taylor Lindsay-Noel
3:30 Oprah's effect on people, her favorite things list
7:00 How Covid and BLM affected her business
9:00 Taylor's 2008 gymnastics accident
11:00 The pressure of a coach
13:30 When the pressure is too much
15:45 How Taylor transitioned from elite gymnast to opening up to other options
17:00 Who was Taylor the teenager
20:00 Taylor follows her dreams
23:15 Taylor the original Pivoter
25:00 How she created her own tea brand
28:00 Being a black woman in the time of BLM
31:30 All the TEA
34:00 Taylor's writing saved her
40:00 Taylor does it all, and on her own.
45:00 Where does Taylor's resilience comes from and who inspires her?
47:00 Life lessons
49:00 What Taylor would share with young girls and women. There is life after tragedy.
Get Your Shit Together with The Rebel Mama
5:00 Get Your Shit Together the book is for everyone.
6:00 Why write the books?
7:30 How they met
10:00 Their first book handbook for Cool Moms and why What to Expect when you re expecting is outdated
11:30 How to not lose your shit as a mom, most advice is b******t
13:00 Rebel Papa group- why men need support too
15:00 Moms need more than a day a the salon or a facelift for our vaginas
16:30 Redefine money
18:00 Women can be insecure around money even when they are intelligent
20:00 A book for people who don't know where to start
23:00 Ask yourself how money makes you feel
25:00 Money is NOT real
27:00 The mindset blocks of money
30:00 Things are not evolving quickly enough for women and money
32:00 The Gender Gap is real
36:00 Take care of yourself
40:00 Communication is key
43:00 Can you have it all?
48:00 What is the future for The Rebel Mama the business?
53:00 What is your Afterglow?
What it Takes with Zahra Al-Harazi
3:20 Zahra story of Resilience from Uganda and Yemen
5:20 Zahra went to the International School in Yemen as well as an Arabic School
7:00 Zahra questioned what being a girl meant
9:30 Yemen was the worst country in the world to grow up for girls
11:55 What were the actual limitations for girls in Yemen
16:00 Zahra acted out in class, she was "trouble"
19:15 How Zahra tried to fit in, and completely changed who she was
21:00 Zahra experienced extreme depression
25:00 Zahra moved to Canada with her 3 children and had no work experience
29:00 How her skills working at a shop in the mall helped her move forward in her career
34:00 How Zahra was able to push through the limitations put on women
40:00 The tragedy of being an immigrant
43:00 Think like an immigrant
49:00 Zahra has a comfort zone she is not happy being in, she does not hold herself back
52:00 Push yourself a little, baby steps
54:00 There's always a silver lining
55:00 What is Zahra's Afterglow
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What It Takes: To Live and Lead With Purpose, Laughter and Strength
Finding Her Afterglow at 50 with Suzie Yorke
3:00 Suzie tells us about her upbringing in Montreal
5:00 Suzie puts herself through Engineering at McGill
6:00 Suzie is an eclectic thinker in terms of Science and Math
8:00 Suzie talks about going into business, being the first woman hired at PG&E
9:45 How Suzie came in and turned things around for Weight Watchers
10:00 What gave Suzie the courage to enter a male dominated environment
12:00 Her first 50 years gave her resilience, and how her dad was her main role model.
14:15 Suzie wants to be a role model for women
16:20 Suzie's self taught barriers
18:00 Suzie used her experience to create a product and become an entrpreneur
20:00 How Suzie had the desire to create something first, and then tried to find the product
22:00 Suzie does it all
25:00 Suzie had an aha moment and created a product to serve herself
28:00 How Love Good Fats came to be
30:00 Suzie read a book and transformed her thinking to FATS being a good thing
35:00 What kept her going through all the obstacles
39:00 Suzie considers herself a changemaker
41:00 Suzie talks about barriers as a gay woman.
45:00 What still needs to change to equalize and have a just society
49:00 Suzie has a hugely successful business in her 50's, what would Suzie say to women in their 50's
IG @lovegoodfats @suzie.lovegoodfats
Grounded in Women's Excellence with Dr.Rhonda McEwen
3:45 Dr. Rhonda McEwen and Dr. Jill Biden and the history of Doctor
5:45 Rhonda talks about culture of growing up in Trinidad and going to an all girls school
8:00 How and why Rhonda stayed in the Sciences
10:30 How an all female and all black environment growing up influenced her
14:12 Rhonda's Mother as a role model
16:00 Growing up in a rich fertile environment and then moving to London England
20:11 Rhonda's inner knowing as she changed careers
24:00 Rhonda is a curious human man likes to ask questions
26:00 The results of Rhonda's PHD
30:00 What has changed in the use of cell-phones since 2007
34:00 Rhonda's research in Technology with Autism and ADHD
37:45 Rhonda's new role as Special Adviser on Anti-Racism and Equality at UTM
51:00 Should we be scared of Robots??
Find out more about Dr. Rhonda McEwen's role and research here:
Love the Afterglow!
What an inspiring and easy to listen to podcast! Liz and Julie are down to earth and not afraid to let their true spirits shine! Thank you for the gift of this podcast from stay-at-home Mom in the process of creating her “afterglow” :)
These gals have a both and inspiring and insightful podcast and practice what they preach; women supporting women.
Strong inspiring women
Love listening to Liz & Julie’s podcasts on my runs. Every interview with their guests has left me feeling educated, comforted, inspired, and motivated to keep moving forward on my own path in life. I regularly have to come home and listen to them again just to write down some of the thought provoking quotes. Can’t wait for the next one.