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Learning This Life. Growing, together. With your host Kailea Switzer.
In This New Season launched in September 2022. There are 8 episodes per season, which go live biweekly. Kailea is a Harvard- trained counselling therapist and personal development coach with a compassionate interview style that cuts right to the heart of matters. Guests share vulnerably with Kailea, allowing growth for themselves and the listeners and in turn helping us all think, feel and connect more deeply.

In This New Season Kailea Switzer

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Learning This Life. Growing, together. With your host Kailea Switzer.
In This New Season launched in September 2022. There are 8 episodes per season, which go live biweekly. Kailea is a Harvard- trained counselling therapist and personal development coach with a compassionate interview style that cuts right to the heart of matters. Guests share vulnerably with Kailea, allowing growth for themselves and the listeners and in turn helping us all think, feel and connect more deeply.

    Jack Shih PART 2: Caught in the Draft (Avoiding Embarrassment)

    Jack Shih PART 2: Caught in the Draft (Avoiding Embarrassment)

    Jack Shih is a friend of Kailea’s that she met while living in LA, teaching his daughter kindergarten. Jack is an Emmy Award-winning Animation Director and Producer. Jack worked on South Park for 20 years (Animation Director and Producer) and his recent projects include being a Director on Clone High, Little Demon, and Praise Petey. 


    Jack’s experience growing up in a family that defended their positions, how he learned to always cover his bases, and how challenging someone can show intellectual respect


    Who we can be draft versions of ourselves with?
    Having a beginner’s mindset, and how challenging it is to be playful without expectation
    Can we learn to be ok feeling embarrassed, or is the goal to not feel embarrassment at all? (Either by being so good, or genuinely not caring what others appraise you as?)
    Being envious of naïve people (i.e. those who think they are good but are actually bad). How are some people unphased by this? Why do we experience second hand embarrassment on their behalf?
    What do we wish for our kids when it comes to avoiding embarrassment? How do we model safety in trying?
    Whose ‘eyes’ do we trust? Who can we soften into being a learner with? When we need clearly defined roles of ‘teacher’ vs. ‘student’ and seek the safety of an authentic leader but reject those who are not capable of providing real guidance.

    We are so grateful to our incredible sponsors. This episode is brought to you by: 


    Island Tides Yoga & Wellness Festival: https://islandtidesfestival.com/
    MacArthur’s Appliances: https://www.macarthurappliances.ca/
    Mysa Nordic Spa & Resort: https://mysanordicspa.com/
    Steff Sullivan Collective: https://www.steffsullivan.co/

    Join the conversation over on Instagram @inthisnewseason.

    To find out more about Kailea’s practice visit www.kaileaswitzer.com.

    In This New Season is recorded and produced by Greg Alsop at Don’t Wake Baby Studio: www.gregalsop.com


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Jack Shih PART 1: Do I Like My Own Brain?

    Jack Shih PART 1: Do I Like My Own Brain?

    Jack Shih is a friend of Kailea’s that she met while living in LA, teaching his daughter kindergarten. Jack is an Emmy Award-winning Animation Director and Producer. Jack worked on South Park for 20 years (Animation Director and Producer) and his recent projects include being a Director on Clone High, Little Demon, and Praise Petey. 


    Jack is one of Kailea’s favourite people in the world to talk to because of the way he thinks – he has a complex, uniquely sharp yet sensitive view on the world that always leaves her learning and questioning with unexpected moments of tenderness and vulnerability.
    Kailea and Jack discuss the challenge with memories. Do we believe what we believe ourselves because of what others told us about ourselves? Or because of our own lived experiences? 
    Exploring gossip, why we sh++ talk, what does it mean to be ‘in the arena’ vs. ‘in the cheap seats’ and how does this affect our perception of ourselves and others.
    Fear of ‘not belonging’ or being caught in a conversation not knowing what you are talking about.

    We are so grateful to our incredible sponsors. This episode is brought to you by: 


    Made with Local: https://www.madewithlocal.com/
    Island Tides Yoga & Wellness Festival: https://islandtidesfestival.com/
    Steff Sullivan Collective: https://www.steffsullivan.co/
    Harvest Clean Eats: https://www.harvestcleaneats.ca/  Join the conversation over on Instagram @inthisnewseason.

    To find out more about Kailea’s practice visit www.kaileaswitzer.com.

    In This New Season is recorded and produced by Greg Alsop at Don’t Wake Baby Studio: www.gregalsop.com


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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Paige Martin: What’s (Painful) Sex Got to Do With It?

    Paige Martin: What’s (Painful) Sex Got to Do With It?

    Paige Martin is a pelvic floor physiotherapist and the owner of PEI Pelvic and Breast Health. Paige and Kailea talk openly about common issues that many people suffer with silently and secretly (ex: painful sex, incontinence) and how seeing a pelvic floor physio can help. Kailea has personally worked with Paige and found her support to be a massive game-changer in her life.


    Paige’s experience growing up on PEI, moving off-island to study Kinesiology, becoming a teacher in Northern Saskatchewan, to ultimately going back to school to become a physiotherapist
    Her experience not getting into a Physio program at first
    How Paige decided to specialize in pelvic floor physiotherapy and what led her to create her own business
    Kailea’s experience working with Paige, and how Paige transformed Kailea’s sex life
    Bladder issues and the unexpected link between frequent urination and dehydration
    Other ways a pelvic floor physiotherapist can help you that you might not know
    Breast health offerings (ex: breast cancer, treating mastitis and clogged milk ducts, and more)
    If you are nervous to visit a pelvic floor physiotherapist, what you need to know

    Learn more about PEI Pelvic and Breast Health at https://peipbh.com/ or on Instagram @pei_pelvichealth

    We are so grateful to our incredible sponsors. This episode is brought to you by: 


    Harvest Clean Eats: https://www.harvestcleaneats.ca/
    Steff Sullivan Collective: https://www.steffsullivan.co/
    Island Tides Yoga & Wellness Festival: https://islandtidesfestival.com/
    MacArthur’s Appliances: https://www.macarthurappliances.ca/

    Join the conversation over on Instagram @inthisnewseason.

    To find out more about Kailea’s practice visit www.kaileaswitzer.com.

    In This New Season is recorded and produced by Greg Alsop at Don’t Wake Baby Studio: www.gregalsop.com






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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Emily Howard: Strength in the Softer Side

    Emily Howard: Strength in the Softer Side

    Emily Howard is an island-based visual artist who creates soothing art often inspired by Island landscapes. In this conversation, Emily and Kailea connect deeply about their journeys to find courage in using their voices and explore the strength it takes to keep a soft heart. 

    Themes of this episode include:


    Emily’s childhood experiences of feeling shy and masking, and working to find her place in the world
    How Emily’s experience as a hair stylist helped her learn to see people in new ways
    Kailea and Emily explore the question: Is there a cost to being overly empathetic?
    Approaching the world from the softer side – what does it look like to find strength in softness
    How do we find our place in helping the world?
    What the loss of Emily’s sister has taught her and how she now sees the world differently
    What being asked to create art for a healing space on PEI has meant for Emily

    Learn more about Emily Howard and her beautiful artwork at https://www.emilyhowardart.com/ or find her on Instagram @emilyhowardart.

    We are so grateful to our incredible sponsors. This episode is brought to you by: 


    Island Tides Yoga & Wellness Festival: https://islandtidesfestival.com/
    Mysa Nordic Spa & Resort: https://mysanordicspa.com/
    Steff Sullivan Collective: https://www.steffsullivan.co/

    Join the conversation over on Instagram @inthisnewseason.

    To find out more about Kailea’s practice visit www.kaileaswitzer.com.

    In This New Season is recorded and produced by Greg Alsop at Don’t Wake Baby Studio: www.gregalsop.com 


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    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Art of Becoming Ourselves with Greg Alsop

    The Art of Becoming Ourselves with Greg Alsop

    Greg Alsop is the producer of In This New Season (and Kailea’s husband!). He has been the drummer of Tokyo Police Club since the band was formed in 2005. TPC has released 9 Top 20 Singles, received 3 Juno Nominations, and recently announced their farewell tour happening later this year. Greg has recently been signed by Spectra Creative Agency as a composer for kid’s television and movies. He has written songs for DreamWorks Animation, AppleTV+ and Nickelodeon. 

    In this conversation, Kailea and Greg explore:


    Greg’s 20-year career with Tokyo Police Club, starting from what it was like to leave university for the band, the climb to fame, and what it feels like to be leaving the only job he’s ever had.
    Greg and Kailea’s relationship path and how Kailea’s year at Harvard was one of Greg’s most challenging - where he experienced depression and loneliness.
    How Greg’s identity was shaped by experiencing rapid success at a young age. With the band, all risk was shared – now he has more ownership over his work and this comes with greater pressures (yet the potential for greater fulfillment).  
    How Greg is creating success for himself on terms he can control (whereas his path to success with the band felt like a wild, uncontrollable dream).
    How Greg is navigating starting a new career as a composer and all the fear, self-doubt and insecurity that comes along with it.
    How Greg is learning to accept himself and his ‘enoughness,’ but that it’s an ongoing struggle of feeling a deep need to achieve.

    Kailea and Greg share their hearts and provide a candid look into their relationship. Identity struggles are relatable to us all and learning to build safety and freedom inside ourselves is a lifelong journey.  

     This episode is brought to you by the following sponsors: 


    Modo Yoga Charlottetown. Discover more here: https://modoyoga.com/charlottetown/
    Fuel Your Body. Learn more at https://eatfyb.ca
    Ashe Green Design. Find out more at  https://www.ashleygreen.ca

     Join the conversation over on Instagram @inthisnewseason (www.Instagram.com/inthisnewseason).

    To find out more about Kailea’s practice visit: ⁠https://kaileaswitzer.com⁠. 

    In This New Season is recorded and produced by Greg Alsop at Don’t Wake Baby Studio: https://www.gregalsop.com/


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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Gratitude Coloured Glasses with Julia Campbell

    Gratitude Coloured Glasses with Julia Campbell

    In this episode, Alyssa and Kailea have the pleasure of sitting down with Julia Campbell, a remarkable individual who is deeply involved in her family business, North Shore Co. Julia is widely recognized for her management of Jems Boutique in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, and her family's connection to the famous Anne of Green Gables author, Lucy Maud Montgomery. Additionally, Julia organizes events like PEI Fashion Weekend and consistently strives to challenge herself, foster a sense of gratitude, and build an inclusive community.During their conversation, Alyssa and Kailea explore various topics with Julia.

    They delve into: 

    - Julia's early career working on private luxury yachts and her subsequent adjustment upon returning to Prince Edward Island. 

    - Combatting loneliness and the importance of inclusivity.

    - Creating a sense of community not only for oneself but also for others.

    - How Julia became involved in triathlons, and how she practices body neutrality in her recovery from bulimia. 

    - Exploration of privilege and what we need to foster internal growth and learning.- Embracing healthy selfishness and eradicating any shame associated with seeking help. 

    - How exercising our gratitude muscle can transform our perception of the world.

    Some terms used (and their definitions within this episode):

    Privilege: unearned access or advantages granted to specific groups of people because of their membership in a social group

    BIPOC: Black, Indigenous, People of colour

    Body Neutrality: The act of taking a neutral stance toward your body – both emotionally and physically. It prioritizes the body’s function, and what the body can do, rather than its appearance.

    Throughout the episode, Julia's delightful energy radiates, making it an enjoyable and engaging experience for all. If you'd like to stay connected with Julia, you can follow her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/oneandonlyjewls

    This episode is brought to you by the following sponsors: 


    Modo Yoga Charlottetown. Discover more here: https://modoyoga.com/charlottetown/
    Fuel Your Body. Learn more at https://eatfyb.ca
    Ashe Green Design. Find out more at  https://www.ashleygreen.ca 

    Join the conversation over on Instagram @inthisnewseason (www.Instagram.com/inthisnewseason).

    To find out more about Kailea’s practice visit: 

    ⁠https://kaileaswitzer.com⁠. 

    In This New Season is recorded and produced by Greg Alsop at Don’t Wake Baby Studio: https://www.gregalsop.com/


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    • 1 hr 5 min

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