This is One Luckygirliegirl — the podcast where I talk about random stuff with my awesome friends. I’m Christina Aldan.
Growing up in poverty in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, I remember lying down in the tall grass and staring up at the sky, trying to escape the trauma being inflicted on me and dreaming of moving out of my small town. I never would have believed that I'd be lucky enough to build a career as an international speaker, trainer, and brand consultant but that’s where I am today.
I have traveled the globe, speaking in front of thousands about how they can create their own luck, just like I did. I’ve met a lot of cool folks along the way and this show is a chance to grab time with some of the best people I know and talk. I hope you enjoy these conversations as much as I do.
19 - Peter Pinto
Meet my awesome friend and personal trainer, Peter Pinto. Originally from the East Coast, coffee shops are forever spelling his name wrong on his cup because of his Bostonian accent, "Petah." He has helped me unlearn everything I thought I knew about health and fitness in order to repair my metabolism and nourish my brain. Tune in to this episode of "1 Luckygirliegirl" to hear how he helped me repair my nervous system by having me wear an eye patch, how he studied in the traditional art of Muay Thai and getting his start training superstars like Dana White.
18 - TaDā Wellness
TaDā Wellness is a new business based in Las Vegas helping people meet their wellness goals. Tamara and Dana are lifestyle mentors with over a decade of experience teaching and motivating others to be successful. Together, they utilize their degrees in science, education, and fitness, as well as yoga certifications to customize programs that suit the needs of their mentees. Tune in to this episode of 1 luckygirliiegirl as we discuss the mind-body connection, wormy woo-woo stuff, and celebrating the launch of their new company.
17 - Dane is back
Dane Wilson has facilitated a writer's group for nearly 14 years in W Hollywood. He's read a lot of screenplays and manuscripts, so he knows what to look for when writing a book. He's helped me tremendously as I wrap up the first draft of my memoir and send it off for the first round of revisions. Tune in to this episode of "1 Luckygirliegirl" as I chat with one of my best friends from and we have a conversation about what it looks like to mentor writers in a group setting and getting vulnerable in sharing our insecurities.
16 - Lalena Luna
I met Lalena Luna at a mutual friend's birthday party when I was visiting New York City. She is one of the most optimistic people I've ever met, and probably THE most extroverted person who has ever existed on the planet. A woman of many talents, her upbeat attitude has her leading a very connected and inspired life. Tune in to this episode of "1 luckygirliegirl" and listen to my conversation with "Lala" as we discuss lockdown in The Big Apple, prioritizing self-care, and extroverting during a global pandemic.
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15 - Ieva Trejia
I met Ieva Trejia when I was speaking at a conference and marketing lab in Latvia. Bright, practical, and ambitious, I admire her drive to improve her community. She is the host of the Baltic Startup Mafia podcast, editor of Labs of Latvia, and serves clients as a content marketing strategist. She is also a Certified Facilitator in the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method, which is totally awesome. I hope you enjoy this chat with my friend, Ieva Trejia, as we talk about staying active during lockdown in Latvia, startups, and marketing.
14 - Reggie Burton
I met Reggie Burton of RB Group when I was working at the Las Vegas Urban League. We had received a grant for installing public computer centers all around the Las Vegas valley, along with trainers and scheduled programming. Reggie worked on public relations for the project and I did the marketing. We've stayed in touch now for over a decade. I've always admired his integrity and communication skills. I never expected that we would be doing mental health awareness together. July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. If you are feeling vulnerable right now you may want to skip over this episode of "1luckygirliegirl" as Reggie and I discuss depression, the warning sign of suicide, and the importance of culturally competent professional help.