Courtney: Beyond the Cake, stories that inspire, uplift and fill your soul with joy, much like cake! In this new lifestyle podcast, Courtney Rich of the popular Instagram account, Cake by Courtney, puts the cake aside for a moment each week as she returns to her roots in journalism to share inspiring stories of everyday people, as well as well-known celebrities. New episodes each Wednesday morning!
Jenny Keller, Jenny Cookies
Jenny Keller is the author of the popular cookbooks Eat More Dessert and Cookie Class, and owner of the destination bakery Jenny Cookies Bake Shop in Lake Stevens, Washington. But long before Jenny’s cookies were given the name Jenny Cookies by her friends and fans, Jenny Keller was baking just for fun as a new mom with no plans of starting a cookie business. And before babies and baking, Jenny actually owned her own successful espresso business in the Pacific Northwest.
She’s one of the hardest working women I know and her passion, creations and success are nothing short of inspiring!
Today on “Courtney, Beyond the Cake,” I’m talking with my friend Jenny Keller about her journey from coffee to cookies and everything in between - including how she became Tori Spelling’s go-to baker, what it was like opening a store front, the behind-the-scenes of writing two cookbooks, and what’s happening next at the Bake Shop.
Courtney Killpack, Changing the Way You Think About Your Bra
Courtney Killpaclk is a mom of three who's obsessed with bras! She fell in love with bras when she was hired as a bra fit specialist back in 2006 at Nordstrom. Since then, bras have been her passion because she's seen how the right fitting bra changes a woman's life.
Just four years ago she launched Bra Fittings by Court, a bra shop with custom fitting in Utah, and then two years ago an online shop, BosomBesties.com, with access to over 17 cup sizes and thousands of options and personal fitting experience. Courtney is changing the way you think about bras and disrupting the way media and advertisers have coniditioned us to think we should look in them.
Today on Courtney, Beyond the Cake, we're talking all about bras, how they should fit, and why finding the right one for your body is going to change your life.
Andrea Davis, Better Screen Time
Navigating our kids and teens' usage of screens can feel overwhelming. What's the right age to give them a phone? What kind of phone is okay to give my kids? Should I withhold technology altogether? How do I teach them to use social media responsibly? What do I do if I feel like I'm losing my kids to the screen?
On today's episode, I'm talking to Andrea Davis, founder of Better Screen Time, who's made it her mission to help arm parents and families with the tools and knowledge for teaching and preparing youth for a tech-heavy, social-media centered world.
Am I Ready for a Personal Device? — https://www.betterscreentime.com/am-i-ready-for-a-personal-device-a-self-evaluation-for-teens/
Am I Ready for Social Media? — https://better-screen-time.ck.page/51f849f070
Feature Phone to Smart Phone: A Four-Phase Process — https://www.betterscreentime.com/featurephonetosmartphoneprocess/
Creating a Tech-Healthy Family: Ten Must-Have Conversations to Help You Worry Less and Connect More with Your Kids —
Creating a Tech-Healthy Family Online Course — https://betterscreentime.teachable.com/p/creating-a-tech-healthy-family
Untangling Teens & Tech Online Course — https://betterscreentime.teachable.com/p/untangling-teens-and-tech
Life Lessons I Learned as a Focus Group Moderator
spent nearly 13 years as a focus group moderator for media companies. I traveled the country testing television shows, talent, websites, advertising campaigns, and the like, with consumers from all walks of life. And while I learned a lot about those things, some of my biggest takeaways were actually major life lessons that have shaped who I am. In today's episode, I'm giving you a behind-the-scenes look at my time as a focus group moderator and sharing some of those valuable life lessons.
Lacy Gadegaard-West: How My MS Diagnosis Became My Second Chance at Life
In her early 20’s, Lacy Gadegaard-West was traveling the country working with high profile celebrity clients as a hair stylist for the Bellagio in Las Vegas. She was loving her life and booming career, but felt the desire to turn her attention to her new family. She moved across the country to support her then husband through law school and raise her two boys, all while trying to keep a new business afloat.
In the years that followed, Lacy’s journey took her through her fair share of ups and downs as she navigated being a single mom, growing her business, and a brain tumor that ultimately led to a multiple sclerosis diagnosis.
In today’s episode, Lacy shares with us many of the life lessons she’s learned throughout her journey, including how her MS diagnosis gave her a second chance at life.
Ashleigh Di Lello, Turning Pain Into Purpose
You may remember today’s guest from Fox 13’s So You Think You Can Dance, when she and her husband both made it on the show, and not only that, they both made it to the finals. Since then, Ashleigh Di Lello has traveled the world as a professional dancer, appearing on Broadway, Dancing with the Stars and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
But life wasn’t always spotlights and cameras for Ashleigh. In fact, dancing was completely taken away from her not once, but twice!
At age 13, Ashleigh was suddenly faced with a life-threatening illness and was told she wouldn't survive past her teenage years. Her determination, resilience and faith proved doctors wrong and by 19, Ashleigh was on the dance floors again and became a nationally recognized name. Unfortunately, much of what Ashleigh experienced as a teen was something she faced yet again as an adult.
But against all odds, Ashleigh persevered and overcame what doctors said was the impossible and her mission in life is to help others do the same.
In today’s episode, Ashleigh talks about her 20-year journey of chronic illness and pain, how dance helped save her even when she couldn’t even get out of bed, and how she discovered that in order to fully heal the body, you also have to treat the brain.
She is the creator of Bio Emotional Healing™, multiple courses and coaching programs including: The Food Freedom Revolution and Turning Pain Into Purpose. She is also the host of a new podcast, Body Freedom Radio - available now on all podcast platforms.