57 episodes

Amplifying peoples stories around the world while reminding you to take life one day at a time and enjoy the present. Each story shared helps you see other peoples life reality and the demons they've conquered.
Rare real conversations take place in each episode.

Your host Viola Ekene is a Beauty & Lifestyle blogger, YouTuber, OAP and Content Creator. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/viola-the-radio-nerd/support

Calm Down Podcast Viola Ekene

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.2 • 5 Ratings

Amplifying peoples stories around the world while reminding you to take life one day at a time and enjoy the present. Each story shared helps you see other peoples life reality and the demons they've conquered.
Rare real conversations take place in each episode.

Your host Viola Ekene is a Beauty & Lifestyle blogger, YouTuber, OAP and Content Creator. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/viola-the-radio-nerd/support

    Bonus Ep: Personal lessons from Humans Of New York + Audio journaling my thoughts here

    Bonus Ep: Personal lessons from Humans Of New York + Audio journaling my thoughts here

    Phew! I came across a story on the 'Humans Of New York' page on Instagram and I decided to find out who the founder of that awesome platform is. When I tell you discovering Brandon Stanton's journey and story encouraged me, you'll probably not understand fully. This podcast has over time become a safe place for me to share my deepest thoughts and sometimes, rant and I am so grateful for that. As you click the play button, for the next ten minutes or so, you'll be listening to my thoughts. I call this audio journaling so I hope you kinda enjoy it I guess? 

    If you have any thoughts on this bonus episode of my audio journaling, please drop me a voice message through any of these links: https://anchor.fm/viola-the-radio-nerd/message or www.podpage.com/calm-down-podcast. Your voice message will be featured in a subsequent episode of this podcast. I look forward to listening to it honestly!

    Links I Mentioned In This Episode

    The blog post I shared more on this episode in detail: https://hiswordmybeauty.com/lessons-from-brandon-stanton-of-humans-of-new-york/

    Brandon Stanton of Humans Of New York Website: https://www.humansofnewyork.com/

    The story I read on Instagram that inspired me to seek out Brandon: https://www.instagram.com/p/CTR-t6tHrID/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

    Want to share your story on this podcast? Click this link to fill this form to enable my team and I to schedule a perfect date and time for us to record your story: https://rb.gy/dlkdhf

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    Blog: hiswordmybeauty.com

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    • 16 min
    Ep 52: Becoming the world's fastest blind athlete & paralympic champion ft. David Brown

    Ep 52: Becoming the world's fastest blind athlete & paralympic champion ft. David Brown

    With David, I really understood that good old saying that you can be anything you put your mind to. Blindness didn't stop David from choosing to keep pushing and becoming the world's fastest blind athlete. So what excuse do I have really? That was the question that rang in my head all through recording David's story. Go ahead and click the play button if you haven't already. There is a lot to learn and unpack from this episode. 

    If you have any thoughts you'd love to share on how this episode made you feel, please drop a voice message through any of these links. It will be featured in a subsequent episode of this podcast. https://anchor.fm/viola-the-radio-nerd/message or www.podpage.com/calm-down-podcast

    Links Mentioned In This Episode

    Subscribe To This podcast on YouTube. Let's get to 100 subscribers! Click HERE to subscribe.

    Purchase your own productivity planners and journals on intelligentchange.com

    Connect with David on Instagram @iamdavidrbrown and visit his website at www.iamdavidrbrown.com

    Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/violaekene Drop a tip on Shukran: https://useshukran.com/cr/viola%20ekene

    Want to share your story on this podcast? Click this link to fill this form to enable my team and I to schedule a perfect date and time for us to record your story: https://rb.gy/dlkdhf

    Follow this podcast on social media; Instagram @the_calm_down_podcast, Twitter @podcastcalm @Facebook Page @Calm Down Podcast

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    Blog: hiswordmybeauty.com

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    • 32 min
    Ep 51: Surviving breast cancer, undergoing mastectomy & having a miracle baby ft. Rach DiMare

    Ep 51: Surviving breast cancer, undergoing mastectomy & having a miracle baby ft. Rach DiMare

    Rach shares with us her journey living with breast cancer, undergoing mastectomy and having a baby even when she feared she might no longer be able to conceive naturally due to cancer. There is so much to learn and unpack in this episode. This is also dedicated to all cancer survivors and thrivers. Keep pushing. We stand with you. 

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    Links Mentioned In This Episode

    Subscribe To This podcast on YouTube. Let's get to 100 subscribers! Click HERE to subscribe.

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    Connect with Rach on Instagram @rdulay Read her blog www.rdobsessions.com

    Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/violaekene Drop a tip on Shukran: https://useshukran.com/cr/viola%20ekene

    Want to share your story on this podcast? Click this link to fill this form to enable my team and I to schedule a perfect date and time for us to record your story: https://rb.gy/dlkdhf

    Follow this podcast on social media; Instagram @the_calm_down_podcast, Twitter @podcastcalm @Facebook Page @Calm Down Podcast

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    Blog: hiswordmybeauty.com

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    • 28 min
    Ep 50: Breast ironed at a very young age ft. Ayomide Aremu

    Ep 50: Breast ironed at a very young age ft. Ayomide Aremu

    Ayomide's breasts were ironed at a very young age which according to the mother, was to ward off men from abusing her by creating an illusion her breasts weren't fully developed like 'that of an adult. It's so sad that these practices are still carried out in this 21st century. I also shared my friend's experience undergoing breast ironing at a young age as well. I'd love to listen to your thoughts on Ayomide's story. Please drop a voice message through any of these links: https://anchor.fm/viola-the-radio-nerd/message or www.podpage.com/calm-down-podcast. Your voice messages will be featured in a subsequent episode of the podcast.



    Links Mentioned In This Episode

    Connect with Ayomide Aremu on Instagram @mareeam_aay

    Subscribe To This podcast on YouTube. Let's get to 100 subscribers! Click HERE to subscribe.

    Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/violaekene or Drop a tip on Shukran: https://useshukran.com/cr/viola%20ekene

    Want to share your story on this podcast? Click this link to fill this form to enable my team and I to schedule a perfect date and time for us to record your story: https://rb.gy/dlkdhf

    Follow this podcast on social media; Instagram @the_calm_down_podcast, Twitter @podcastcalm @Facebook Page @Calm Down Podcast Tik Tok @the_calm_down_podcast

    Follow me on Instagram @viola_ekene, Tik Tok @viola_ekene and Pinterest @ViolaEkene

    Podcast Website: www.podpage.com/calm-down-podcast/ 

    Blog: hiswordmybeauty.com



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    • 20 min
    Ep 49: #HisWordForYou - Stop categorizing your wins. No win is small.

    Ep 49: #HisWordForYou - Stop categorizing your wins. No win is small.

    I hope you learn to be kinder to yourself. To give yourself grace and appreciate every win of yours after listening to this episode. To share your thoughts on this episode, please drop me a voice message by clicking this link: https://anchor.fm/viola-the-radio-nerd/message or www.podpage.com/calm-down-podcast. Your voice message will be featured in the next episode.

    Links Mentioned In This Episode.

    Subscribe To This podcast on YouTube. Let's get to 100 subscribers! Click HERE to subscribe.

    Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/violaekene or Drop a tip on Shukran: https://useshukran.com/cr/viola%20ekene

    Want to share your story on this podcast? Click this link to fill this form to enable my team and I to schedule a perfect date and time for us to record your story: https://rb.gy/dlkdhf

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    Follow this podcast on social media; Instagram @the_calm_down_podcast, Twitter @podcastcalm @Facebook Page @Calm Down Podcast Tik Tok @the_calm_down_podcast

    Follow me on Instagram @viola_ekene, Tik Tok @viola_ekene and Pinterest @ViolaEkene

    Podcast Website: www.podpage.com/calm-down-podcast/ 

    Blog: hiswordmybeauty.com

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    • 6 min
    Ep 48: Real & uncensored reasons people cheat in relationships ft. Shalom Emejulu

    Ep 48: Real & uncensored reasons people cheat in relationships ft. Shalom Emejulu

    Have you ever cheated on someone before? Have you been cheated on before? Or what do you do when you find out a loved one is being cheated on? Shalom handled this with so much wisdom, experience and grace. This is a topic that is always shoved under the carpet as if it never happens but the emotional pain of cheating can be very devastating. I'm glad we are having this conversation and I look forward to getting your input and thoughts on this. Drop me a voice message through any of these links: https://anchor.fm/viola-the-radio-nerd/message or www.podpage.com/calm-down-podcast. Your voice message will be featured in the next episode.

    Links Mentioned In This Episode

    Connect with Shalom Emejulu on Instagram @shallitude, her legal page @legalher and subscribe to her YouTube channel @Shalom Emejulu

    Get your scented candles and perfume oils from Asia Scents. Connect and purchase on Instagram @asia_scents or order on WhatsApp at 09068063971

    Subscribe To This podcast on YouTube. Let's get to 100 subscribers! Click HERE to subscribe. 

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    Want to share your story on this podcast? Click this link to fill this form to enable my team and I to schedule a perfect date and time for us to record your story: https://rb.gy/dlkdhf

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    Follow me on Instagram @viola_ekene, Tik Tok @viola_ekene and Pinterest @ViolaEkene

    Podcast Website: www.podpage.com/calm-down-podcast/ 

    Blog: hiswordmybeauty.com

    Special thanks to Asia Scents for sponsoring this episode.

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    • 26 min

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