38 episodes

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to educate and empower women through conversations with courageous Canadian women, breaking down limiting beliefs and outdated rules.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 Afterglow Podcast Julie Watson, Liz Doyle Harmer

    • Self-Improvement
    • 4.9 • 24 Ratings

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to educate and empower women through conversations with courageous Canadian women, breaking down limiting beliefs and outdated rules.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

    The New Wedding with Karen Cleveland + Michelle Bilodeau

    Show Notes:

    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 

    Instagram: 

    @thenewweddingbook

    @mbilodeau

    @karen_cleveland

    www.karencleveland.ca

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Resilience. A True Story with Taylor Lindsay-Noel

    Resilience. A True Story with Taylor Lindsay-Noel

    Show Notes:

    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. 

    Find Taylor:

    @cupofteshop

    @taylorln

    www.cupofte.ca

    • 53 min
    Get Your Shit Together with The Rebel Mama

    Get Your Shit Together with The Rebel Mama

    Show notes:

    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?

    • 1 hr
    What it Takes with Zahra Al-Harazi

    What it Takes with Zahra Al-Harazi

    Show Notes: 

    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

    Find Zahra online at:

    IG: @zahrasays

    www.myskillit.com

    Buy Zahra's Book: 

    What It Takes: To Live and Lead With Purpose, Laughter and Strength

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Finding Her Afterglow at 50 with Suzie Yorke

    Finding Her Afterglow at 50 with Suzie Yorke

    Show Notes:

    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

    Find Suzie: 

    IG @lovegoodfats @suzie.lovegoodfats

    www.lovegoodfats.ca

    • 52 min
    Grounded in Women's Excellence with Dr.Rhonda McEwen

    Grounded in Women's Excellence with Dr.Rhonda McEwen

    Show Notes: 

    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:

    http://individual.utoronto.ca/rmcewen/index.htm

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

AMF1984 ,

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” :)

musicbiomechanic ,

Inspiring

These gals have a both and inspiring and insightful podcast and practice what they preach; women supporting women.

TorGirlRunner ,

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.

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