The Intention Sessions is an interview-style exploration of what it means to live intentionally. We’ll talk to a beautiful cross-section of inspiring people. They will share their raw, authentic journeys and their most intentional living. We will hear from authors, artists, chefs, doctors, healers and everyone else. We’ll illustrate that there’s no right or wrong way to live intentionally. It’s a personal and human journey of self-discovery and it can express itself in an infinite number of ways. You will find hope, inspiration and beauty here.
Tricia Lewis, Host of the Recovery Happy Hour Podcast
In this episode, we talk to Tricia Lewis, Host of the Recovery Happy Hour Podcast, about intentional living in recovery. Tricia shares her journey of recovery from addiction and how when we say we’re “fine” but, we’re really not. Perhaps, more importantly though, we talk about what life is really like in recovery (it’s not boring like we might have assumed!). We talk about the many tools and resources.
Celia Fernandes, Founder of Celia Marie - Business Strategist
In this episode, we talk to Celia, Fernandes, Founder of Celia Marie and an incredible Business Strategist who is transforming how women entrepreneurs structure, strategize and thrive in business. Celia candidly shares her journey and big realization that her role in the corporate world was disconnecting her from herself. She also shares how she help female small business owners create viable, soulful and purposeful businesses.
Kate Golding, Surface Pattern & Wallpaper Designer
In this episode, we talk to the lovely and incredibly inspiring Kate Golding about intentional design. Kate is renowned for her beautiful patterns and wallpapers. We explore where inspiration comes from and how the design process takes place. We also explore the importance of being present in the moment and the impact our most intentional spaces can have on our intentional living and our joy.
Mike Shoreman, Author & Speaker
In this episode, I talk to Mike Shoreman - who is an absolute inspirational force! We met unexpectedly when I stumbled into the front row of his now viral Speaker Slam speech (link below). In a surprising, compelling and heart-wrenching manner, he shared with journey with suddenly falling ill and his remarkable rise. Mike is now a renowned author, speaker and mental health advocate. What I really love about him though is his humble honesty, beautiful heart and inspiring resilience. Prepare to be inspired by the Unbalanced Paddleboarder!
(00:50) Mike’s Bio & Mike’s Speaker Slam Speech
(05:48) Mike shares his personal journey with us
(07:20) When Mike got sick
(09:58) A reactivation of chicken pox (Ramsay Hunt Syndrome)
(10:33) What this diagnosis means for a paddleboarder
(11:48) The moment when it felt like life was over & the anger that comes with that
(13:30) How Christmas felt & Mike’s mental health journey
(15:33) How Mike navigated his mental health
(18:05) Mike learns he can do hard things
(18:46) Mike’s first time back on a paddle board
(22:50) What inspired Mike’s awesome Speaker Slam talk
(27:35) Mike’s Speaker Slam remarkable experience in his own words
(30:00) Paddles Up!
(35:10) The legend of the Unbalanced Paddleboarder and its viral influence
(36:33) Mike’s core message is for us to get up when we’ve been knocked down
(37:03) What’s happening next
Mentioned in This Episode:
Speaker Slam Speech: The Diagnosis that Changed My Life
Speaker Slam Grand Slam Speech: Super Heroes Rise Together
Diaries of the Unbalanced Paddleboarder: Crash & Rise
More About This Guest:
In November 2018, Toronto-based Stand Up Paddle coach Mike Shoreman was diagnosed with a rare disease, the Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. All at once, he lost his balance and as a direct consequence, his independence, his SUP-coaching business and his social life. But Mike’s story in 2019 is not about falling down, it’s about standing up again. A public speech competition about the power of positivity which he won in last year has created a viral effect on social media, touched millions of hearts and triggered the #PaddlesUp movement amongst the worldwide SUP community. Mike is an ambassador for several non-profit organizations and a mental health advocate who fights to break stigmas. Mike is now officially the Unbalanced Paddleboarder. He does inspirational speaking and recently published his book, Crash & Rise.
This Summer (2021) – Mike will be the first person to ever paddleboard between the US and Canada. Check out his website to learn more!
Instagram : @theunbalancedpaddleboarder
Facebook : Mike Shoreman
Linked In: Mike Shoreman
Debra Christmas, Co-Founder, Women in Tech Tribe
In this episode, we talk to tech leader and author, Debra Christmas. She talks to us about her amazing new book and shares a behind the scenes look at women in tech. We explore being intentional in business, in leadership and in life. Debra chooses to live from a place of joy – that’s what immediately connected us. Her description of what intentional living means to her is very powerful. She is an inspiration and a force. I hope you love this interview.
Caroline Meyer, Naturopath and Energy Healer
Caroline has been my Naturopath for years and we have also collaborated on many wellness workshops. She is also a regular contributor to the May You Know Joy Membership where she guides us in aligning our most intentional living with the seasons. I love this content and think it’s valuable for us all to return to so, I invited her to share it with all of us on the podcast.
In this episode, we explore practical and soulful approaches to optimizing our health.
validated my thinking!
I was nodding my head and saying ‘YES!’ to all of this and would you believe me that for the first time in the day the sun came out! Call it a coincidence or what you will but the timing of the clouds parting couldn’t have been more perfect!
This validated my thinking. It reaffirmed my beliefs..
Each and every episode is unique yet motivating