9 episodes

KERRIISMS SPEAKS is a podcast that shares personal conversations and stories of spiritual growth, emotional wellness, mental health, and creativity meeting the magic that's within all of us. Hosted and produced by Toronto-born, Brooklyn-raised writer, life coach, and digital creator, Kerri Olivia aka KERRIISMS. Music by The Passion HiFi.

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KERRIISMS SPEAKS is a podcast that shares personal conversations and stories of spiritual growth, emotional wellness, mental health, and creativity meeting the magic that's within all of us. Hosted and produced by Toronto-born, Brooklyn-raised writer, life coach, and digital creator, Kerri Olivia aka KERRIISMS. Music by The Passion HiFi.

    We Have Everything We Need (ft. Tyler Riley)

    We Have Everything We Need (ft. Tyler Riley)

    Writer, poet, and mindset life coach Tyler Riley and I talk about the importance of self-validation and how it can directly affect our self love and self care journeys. How does seeking validation from yourself first help you on your own self love journey? In what ways has self-validation played a role in your life?

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    Timestamps:

    0:00 - Podcast intro 

    0:40 - Kerri Olivia introduces the featured guest, Tyler Riley

    2:05 - Tyler shares how she started The Nude Podcast

    4:03 - Tyler shares her love of writing and how it influences her work 

    6:16 - Tyler shares her journey in becoming a life coach 

    9:13 - Self care is not an option

    13:25 - Kerri Olivia talks about surface level self care 

    18:44 - Tyler shares the benefits + challenges of being a writer 

    20:29 - Tyler shares benefits + challenges of being a life coach 

    29:00 - Tyler shares the best piece of advice she's received in 2020

    30:44 - Tyler shares what self love is teaching her so far

    35:53 - Kerri Olivia talks about self-abandonment 

    37:31 - Kerri Olivia shares final thoughts on episode along with socials to connect with her and Tyler 

    39:39 - Podcast outro

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    Watch this podcast on YouTube:

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    Connect with Tyler:

    www.instagram.com/tythewordsmith

    www.twitter.com/tythewordsmith

    www.instagram.com/thenudepod

    www.twitter.com/thenudepod

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    Connect with Kerri Olivia:

    http://www.kerriisms.co

    http://www.instagram.com/kerriisms

    http://www.twitter.com/kerriisms

    http://bit.ly/kerriisms-on-tiktok

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    Subscribe to Kerri Olivia's newsletter to hear 'KERRIISMS SPEAKS' first, get the latest community events + updates, and a sneak peek of the upcoming book, 'REQUITED':

    http://bit.ly/requited-lovers

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    Apple Podcasts:

    http://apple.co/3bm9pyn

    YouTube playlist:

    https://bit.ly/3oRjk2J

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    Donate to + support the 'KERRIISMS SPEAKS' podcast:

    paypal.me/kerriisms

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    Stay tuned + stay true, crew! xoxo

    • 40 min
    Reclaim + Follow Your Curiosity (ft. Kaitlin Fyfe)

    Reclaim + Follow Your Curiosity (ft. Kaitlin Fyfe)

    I had the opportunity to speak with Kaitlin Fyfe about her practice with yoga, how it influences her personal self love journey, being intentional about making the most out of the moments we have in the present, and the healing force of music. 

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    Timestamps: 

    0:00 - Podcast intro 

    0:40 - Kerri Olivia introduces the featured guest, Kaitlin Fyfe 

    2:53 - Kaitlin shares her experience with yoga teacher training  

    6:01 - Kaitlin + Kerri Olivia talk about the link between yoga + inner work 

    7:07 - Black women + women of color occupying self care + wellness spaces, importance of representation 

    11:00 - Kaitlin shares how Grow The Journey started  

    16:38 - Kerri Olivia + Kaitlin discuss inner work  

    27:22 - Returning to your curiosity as a child for self care  

    33:33 - Kaitlin shares the best advice she's received  

    34:51 - You can change your mind at any moment  

    37:03 - Acknowledge our light + darkness  

    41:08 - Kaitlin speaks about music as a healing force for her  

    43:19 - Kerri Olivia shares final thoughts on the episode along with socials to connect with her + Kaitlin 

    45:05 - Podcast outro 

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    Watch this podcast on YouTube: 

    https://bit.ly/reclaim-follow-curiosity-video 

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    Connect with Kaitlin: 

    http://www.instagram.com/kaitfyfe 

    http://www.instagram.com/grow.thejourney 

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    Connect with Kerri Olivia: 

    http://www.kerriisms.co 

    http://www.instagram.com/kerriisms 

    http://www.twitter.com/kerriisms 

    http://bit.ly/kerriisms-on-tiktok 

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    Subscribe to Kerri Olivia's newsletter to hear 'KERRIISMS SPEAKS' first, get the latest community events + updates, and a sneak peek of the upcoming book, 'REQUITED': 

    http://bit.ly/requited-lovers 

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    Subscribe to, rate, and review the podcast here: 

    Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/3bm9pyn 

    YouTube playlist: https://bit.ly/3oRjk2J 

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    Donate to + support the 'KERRIISMS SPEAKS' podcast: 

    paypal.me/kerriisms 

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    Stay tuned + stay true, crew! xoxo

    • 45 min
    Self Care + Community Care in Caribbean Culture (ft. Gerri K. Connaught)

    Self Care + Community Care in Caribbean Culture (ft. Gerri K. Connaught)

    Gerri and I had the opportunity to reconnect and speak in person for the first time since our high school and college days! Listen to this episode to hear us catch up and speak about our self love + self care journeys, how deeply integrated it is with community care in Caribbean culture, and how that impacts both of us today. 

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    Timestamps: 

    0:00 - Podcast intro 

    0:40 - Kerri Olivia speaks about podcast hiatus 

    1:26 - Kerri Olivia shouts out fans of the podcast 

    1:47 - Kerri Olivia introduces featured guest 

    2:56 - Gerri shares her academic journey 

    6:50 - Gerri shares a day in her life as a social worker (self care routine) 

    9:09 - Gerri shares the importance of self care during the pandemic 

    10:20 - Gerri shares when she started her self care journey 

    12:49 - Kerri Olivia shares how our self care journey starts in so many different ways 

    14:16 - Gerri shares how the pandemic can allow us to slow down + be conscious 

    21:11 - Kerri Olivia + Gerri share their thoughts on transformation 

    24:30 - Gerri touches on how Caribbean culture approaches self care + mental health 

    32:04 - Gerri + Kerri Olivia shares thoughts on racial + social unrest 

    37:00 - Gerri shares benefits + challenges of practicing self care as a Caribbean person 

    39:17 - Kerri Olivia shares her experience with self care + communication 

    44:26 - Gerri touches on approaching conflict + communication with curiosity 

    47:46 - Learning to let relationships go 

    58:56 - Gerri shares when self love + self care became necessary for her 

    1:07:36 - Kerri Olivia shares thoughts on the ego + higher self 

    1:10:03 - Journaling saved our lives 

    1:18:20 - From the men I have experienced? 

    1:19:28 - Allowing yourself to process difficult emotions 

    1:26:08 - Gerri shares the best pieces of advice she’s ever received 

    1:32:03 - What makes Gerri proud to be a Caribbean? 

    1:35:22 - Here’s how to contact Gerri 

    1:36:02 - Kerri Olivia shares her thoughts on the episode 

    1:37:17 - Podcast outro 

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    Watch this podcast on YouTube: 

    https://bit.ly/3oRjk2J 

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    Connect with Gerri: 

    http://www.instagram.com/gerriberri26 

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    Connect with Kerri Olivia: 

    http://www.kerriisms.co 

    http://www.instagram.com/kerriisms 

    http://www.twitter.com/kerriisms 

    http://bit.ly/kerriisms-on-tiktok 

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    Subscribe to Kerri Olivia's newsletter to hear 'KERRIISMS SPEAKS' first, get the latest community events + updates, and a sneak peek of the upcoming book, 'REQUITED':   

    http://bit.ly/requited-lovers 

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    Subscribe to, rate, and review the podcast here: 

    Apple Podcasts: 

    http://apple.co/3bm9pyn 

    YouTube playlist: 

    https://bit.ly/3oRjk2J 

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    Donate to + support the 'KERRIISMS SPEAKS' podcast: 

    paypal.me/kerriisms 

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    Stay tuned + stay true, crew! xoxo

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Living Intentionally From Home + Abroad (ft. Aneakaleigh Neils)

    Living Intentionally From Home + Abroad (ft. Aneakaleigh Neils)

    Aneakaleigh Neils and I sat down to talk about living intentionally. Whether you are at home or living abroad, your self love and self care journeys will follow you anywhere. They will also help you to live your best life! Listen to this episode and see what Aneakaleigh + I have to say on this as we share our experiences. 
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    Timestamps: 
    0:00 - Podcast intro 
    0:40 - Kerri Olivia introduces the featured guest 
    1:34 - Beginning of discussion 
    2:32 Aneakaleigh shares childhood memories in Trinidad 
    3:55 - Aneakaleigh explains her decision to live abroad 
    9:52 - Kerri Olivia shares her moving experience 
    11:40 - Aneakaleigh shares how language played a role in her experience 
    15:02 - The origin of The Caribbean Millennial 
    18:43 - Aneakaleigh shares her day in the life 
    19:46 - Aneakaleigh shares her thoughts on being a content creator 
    21:33 - Kerri Olivia shares her experience on being a content creator + finding purpose 
    22:44 - Aneakaleigh + Kerri share the importance of being vulnerable with your audience 
    25:14 - Aneakaleigh shares how she started her self care journey 
    30:37 - Aneakaleigh shares her favorite self care practices 
    33:20 - The benefits of crying 35:29 - What does living intentionally mean to Aneakaleigh? 
    41:05 - Aneakaleigh shares lessons she's learned from travel + living abroad 
    44:00 - Learning to honor + respect ourselves 
    46:44 - Aneakaleigh shares the best piece of advice she's received 
    49:44 - How to feel empowered in your relationships 
    52:13 - Kerri Olivia + Aneakaleigh share their thoughts on unlearning 
    54:32 - The power is within you 
    1:00:16 - Aneakaleigh shares her definition of self love + self care 
    1:02:41 - Aneakaleigh gives advice to aspiring content creators + entrepreneurs 
    1:04:58 - Aneakaleigh shares her socials 
    1:06:42 - Kerri Olivia shares her thoughts on the discussion 
    1:07:53 - Podcast outro 
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    Watch this podcast on YouTube: 
    https://bit.ly/38VOwsc 
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    Connect with Aneakaleigh: 
    http://www.thecaribbeanmillennial.com 
    http://www.instagram.com/astridoxford 
    http://www.instagram.com/thecaribbeanmillennial 
    http://www.facebook.com/thecaribbeanmillennial 
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    Connect with Kerri Olivia: 
    http://www.kerriisms.co 
    http://www.instagram.com/kerriisms
    http://www.twitter.com/kerriisms 
    http://www.vm.tiktok.com/ZMJnLYhuf/ 
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    Subscribe to Kerri Olivia's newsletter to hear 'KERRIISMS SPEAKS' first, get the latest community events + updates, and a sneak peek a book of prose + poetry, 'REQUITED': 
    http://bit.ly/requited-lovers 
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    Subscribe to, rate, and review the podcast here: 
    Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/3bm9pyn 
    YouTube playlist: https://bit.ly/3oRjk2J 
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    Donate + support the 'KERRIISMS SPEAKS' podcast: 
    paypal.me/kerriisms 
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    Stay tuned + stay true, crew! xoxo

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Self Care for Creatives + Freelancers (ft. Tia R. Scott)

    Self Care for Creatives + Freelancers (ft. Tia R. Scott)

    Tia R. Scott and I sit down to talk about freelance writing and what it means to be a creative behind the scenes. We discuss how an aspiring writer can be successful in the field and how self care plays an important role not only for the craft, but in all aspects of life.   

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    Timestamps:  

    0:00 - Podcast intro  

    0:40 - Kerri Olivia introduces the featured guest   

    2:35 - Beginning of discussion   

    3:17 - How Tia became a freelance writer   

    5:31 - Writing for marketing versus telling a story   

    6:37 - Tia shares her writing niche   

    7:13 - Tia shares her writing process  

    9:51 - Tia shares what she loves about being a freelance writer  

    11:47 - Tia shares the importance of word-of-mouth to build her clientele  

    12:51 - Self care practices during writing   

    15:14 - Normalize black women taking naps  

    17:38 - Tia shares how she started her self care journey  

    20:07 - Life in your 20s versus your 30s  

    25:20 - Tia shares her favorite self care practices   

    26:15 - Advice for aspiring freelance writers   

    28:20 - Tia shares the best piece of advice she's ever received  

    29:18 - What is the most important time of your life?  

    30:23 - What does self love + self care mean to you?   

    32:03 - Tia shares her socials  

    32:41 - Kerri Olivia shares her thoughts on the discussion   

    33:31 - Podcast outro   

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    Watch this podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/zNd-g50mb_o 

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    Connect with Tia on IG + Twitter:   

    instagram.com/tia_the_writer   

    twitter.com/tia_the_writer   

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    Connect with Kerri Olivia on IG, Twitter, and TikTok:   

    instagram.com/kerriisms   

    twitter.com/kerriisms   

    vm.tiktok.com/ZMJnLYhuf/   

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    Subscribe to Kerri Olivia's newsletter to hear 'KERRIISMS SPEAKS' first, get the latest community events + updates, and a sneak peek of her upcoming book, 'REQUITED':  

    http://bit.ly/requited-lovers

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    Donate + support the 'KERRIISMS SPEAKS' podcast:  

    paypal.me/kerriisms 

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    Stay tuned + stay true, crew! xoxo

    • 32 min
    The Myth of the Starving Artist (ft. T-Bone)

    The Myth of the Starving Artist (ft. T-Bone)

    While you are doing what feeds your body, are you doing what feeds your soul? Aspiring B-Boy T-Bone and I talk about the myth of the starving artist. Do you think it is wrong or right to want monetary exchange for your work? Are you compromising yourself by doing so? A polarizing topic to discuss, but one that is needed to have. Tune in to hear what we think.  

    • 28 min

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FifiB17 ,

Great vibe

Can't wait to hear you dive into more topics and have more guests on the show. ❤️

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