NOURISH is a podcast to encourage, inspire and nourish women's souls and spirits. The purpose is to provide positive content via inspiring interviews and upbeat conversation.
KAREN EHMAN: "The Hows and Whys of Reaching Out to Others"
One of my favorite speakers and authors is my guest today. Karen Eman is a New York Times Best-selling author and speaker with Proverbs 31 Ministries, where I first heard her speak many years ago. Hospitality and making people feel loved and seen is one of her specialities, and she shares about this in her new book Reach Out, Gather In: 40 Days to Opening Your Heart and Home. On the show, we talk about how hospitality impacted her as a teenager and how she valued it in her home raising her kids. She is a fellow Great Lakes northern gal and I know you'll love her wisdom and stories! You can find more of Karen at and on all the socials.
KAITLYN SCHIESS: Politics and Christian Spiritual Formation
With only weeks left before the 2020 elections, I'm thrilled to bring this important episode with author, speaker and scholar Kaitlyn Schiess. Her new book The Liturgy of Politics is a must-read for people of faith and people who are needing more grounding in their faith as they navigate life in the politically charged and divided climate of America. Christians often prefer to be "apolitical" or believe that their faith is free of any political influence. Kaitlyn disagrees and demonstrates how the church is shaped by the political climate in which it exists and how to incorporate spiritual practices that will help shape our politics. It's a fascinating conversation and I hope you get her book! She also has supplemental resources on her website www.kaitlynschiess.com
KIM GRAVEL: "The Queen of Motivation, Fashion and QVC"
My favorite tv personality and QVC queen, Kim Gravel, joins me on the show today. We talk QVC, her reality show, "Kim of Queens" that aired on Lifetime, pursuing our passions, and Jesus is all in the middle of it! Follow her on FB, IG and at Here's her official bio: Kim Gravel is an entrepreneur, tv personality, public speaker and industry leader, but most of all she has a passion for people and seeing them rise. Her authentic, common-sense style has resulted in Kim being one of the most booked guests on The Steve Harvey Show and starring in the hit weekly docu-series “Kim of Queens” on the Lifetime Network. In 2016, Kim partnered with television and on-line retail giant QVC to launch her highly successful apparel line, Belle by Kim Gravel®, and a year later the Belle Beauty® cosmetic line. In only 3 years, Kim has grown her QVC brands from zero to over 80 million in annual sales, with projections reflecting continued record growth. In 1991, at the age of 19, Kim became one of the youngest Miss Georgias in the state pageant’s history. She went on to represent her home state in the renowned Miss America pageant and thus was asked to serve as US Goodwill Ambassador to Japan, where she spoke to corporations and the Japanese parliament. Combining her expertise skills of communication and leadership, Kim is also a certified Life Coach. Her compassionate yet straight forward "Dr. Phil-esqe" style keeps her in high demand as a Life Coach, mentor, advisor and consultant. Kim is a sought-after keynote speaker, specializing in the areas of women’s empowerment, inspirational motivation, and beauty & image perception. She also hosts her own sold-out women's conferences annually in Atlanta. Kim lives in metro Atlanta with husband Travis and her two young boys, Beau and Blanton.
CHERYL BRIDGES JOHNS: "Transforming Gifts of Menopause"
Menopause is not something that most women are prepared to enter. There are many myths surrounding this God-designed season of life. Although it can be quite challenging for many women, it doesn't have to be something simply endured. Dr. Cheryl Bridges Johns shares today from her book Seven Transforming Gifts of Menopause: An Unexpected Spiritual Journey, offering women an exciting and hopeful perspective on opportunities for transformation that menopause offers us. Cheryl is the Robert E. Fisher Chair of Spiritual Renewal atPentecostal Theological Seminary and formerly served as co-pastor of New Covenant Church of God in Cleveland, Tennessee.
BETH MCCORD "The Enneagram for Everyone!"
I'm so excited to share this episode! Beth McCord is the founder of Your Enneagram Coach. She has been an Enneagram coach, speaker, and teacher for over 15 years. This is a tool that has transformed my life by helping me better understand myself and others, which has helped promote healthier relationships. If you are unfamiliar with the Enneagram, this is the podcast for you! If you wanted to understand it better, this is for you! If you don't know your type, you can go to Beth's website to take a free assessment. You can also find a wealth of information and resources from Beth there.
KATHI LIPP "How to Have a Clutter-Free Home"
Bestselling author and founder of the Clutter Free Academy Kathi Lipp is my guest today. She is known for helping women achieve peace in their lives, even our cluttered homes! We discuss her newest release, The Clutter-Free Home and her upcoming book Ready for Anything. She is often featured in Women's World as an "Ask the Expert" and is truly the go-to guru for getting our homes and lives into the order for which we long.
Never have I ever listened to such an enthusiastic and coruscating podcast. Kim Bakaev's Nourish Podcast has truly rejuvinated my soul, yet simultanously educated me on the proper concepts on how to renew my faith. Although many may view this podcast pertaining only to middle-aged women, I would have to strongly disagree. Kim Bakaev's podcast is apropriate for all ages, and she goes above and beyond to make that point crystal clear. Her guests come from different backgrounds yet Kim Bakaev still has a way to connect us all by educating us about the love we all share for Jesus, while doing it flawlessly.
I have loved listening to NOURISH podcast! It feels like I'm getting to know Kim Bakaev and a few of her dear friends as well. Regularly this podcasts inspires me with stories of courageous people obeying God and changing the world around them. Thank you, Kim, for providing truly nourishing content!
Kim has an ease to her voice that makes the interviews conversational, like they are at my kitchen table. I enjoy the balance of inspiration and wisdom offered through her guests.