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Here’s what happens when people stop using filters, and start getting real. Each week, your host Lauren will be interviewing different influential people from around the internet and asking them about how they manage their relationship with social media. The conversations are candid and unedited. You’ll hear from bloggers, influencers, actresses, singers, directors, podcasters, entrepreneurs and more. No one has it all figured out. These conversations with cure your FOMO and encourage you to confidently pursue your own dreams, whatever they may be.

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    • Self-Improvement
    • 5.0, 18 Ratings

Here’s what happens when people stop using filters, and start getting real. Each week, your host Lauren will be interviewing different influential people from around the internet and asking them about how they manage their relationship with social media. The conversations are candid and unedited. You’ll hear from bloggers, influencers, actresses, singers, directors, podcasters, entrepreneurs and more. No one has it all figured out. These conversations with cure your FOMO and encourage you to confidently pursue your own dreams, whatever they may be.

    26. Examining my experience with race as a white person in America

    26. Examining my experience with race as a white person in America

    As I have begun to dedicate my platform and voice to the Black Lives Matter movement this past week, I have also started to confront my internal experience with race as a white person in America. I am sharing this mental unraveling here on the podcast in an effort to encourage others to do the same. 
    Think back on all the moments in your past where race came into play. Follow those threads back to the root. Re-examine them. What did you learn in those moments about race? Are you still carrying those learnings with you today? It is our job as white people right now to understand the role we've all had in the oppression of black Americans.  The inherited, learned racism runs so deep. It has been taught for generations. And, as you'll hear in this episode, it has been taught and passed down systematically and subtly. 
    In this episode, you'll hear about my experience as a white kid growing up in Miami. Miami hip-hop culture serving as the backdrop of my adolescence.  Identifying as Cuban, but presenting as white. Since recording, some other examples of my experience with race have come to mind. Times I’ve been pulled over for doing something illegal and being let go. Certain roads I was told not to drive down in Miami. Being told not to go near the beach during Urban Beach Weekend. Malls or clubs I was told I can't go to because they were in "bad" neighborhoods. 
    Taught fear. Learned fear.
    I recorded this in an effort to lead by example and give you permission to reexamine your relationship with race. Don’t let feeling guilt or embarrassment keep you for using your voice. Along with using our privileged voices to further this movement externally, we need to self reflect internally and unravel all the inherited racism we’ve collected over the years. Silence is no longer an option. Ignorance is no longer an option. It is up to all of us right now. We can be the change. 


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    • 33 min
    25. Making conscious consumption easily accessible with Ashleigh Morgan, founder of Recycle2Riches

    25. Making conscious consumption easily accessible with Ashleigh Morgan, founder of Recycle2Riches

    Are you ready to adjust your lifestyle to become more sustainable and environmentally conscious? Today's guest gives us all the tips we need to get started! Ashleigh founded Recycle2Riches in an effort to combat the unsavory practices she witnessed first hand after working in the fashion and manufacturing industry. From waste + pollution to unfair working environments, she decided enough was enough. Ashleigh chose to be the change she wanted to see and started her own company based around the concept that #everythingcanbesomething. In today's conversation, she walks us through where she started, how she went from concept to execution, and how each one of us can start implementing small changes in our own daily lives to make a big difference. 

    Recycle2Riches believes that transparency and collaboration is the solution to changing the culture of consumption. Their mission? To develop a brand that utilizes all resources. To inform consumers of all the elements that go into each product and to make conscious consumption easily accessible. 

    This episode is going to light a fire under your butt! Trust me. Ashleigh breaks it down into such an easy to digest concept, that you'll be making small changes all over your life and start witnessing the impacts right away. Click the links below to connect with Ashleigh and shop Recyle2Riches. They are currently selling non-surgical cloth masks made from recycled materials. You can buy 1 and give 1 for just $6! 

    Just a reminder, this is the last episode of season 2. We'll be back soon with a line-up of all new guests. Until then, please continue hanging out with us online and keep telling everyone you know about the show! Send your friends specific episodes they may be interested in, or share about the show on your own social media. Spreading the word is the biggest and most impactful way to support our show :) 

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    • 51 min
    24. Working smarter, not harder with entrepreneur and business coach, Melissa Lin

    24. Working smarter, not harder with entrepreneur and business coach, Melissa Lin

    Have you ever thought about earning the income to allow you to finally leave that 9-5 you dread each day (and are secretly working on your online fitness biz in your cubicle because deep down that is your true passion)? A few years ago, our guest was in the same spot. Melissa Lin is an entrepreneur and business coach who got her start trying to DIY her own online fitness business that went nowhere. After 2.5 years,  she figured out the strategies and mindset shifts that she needed to make in order to be successful. 

    In this episode, we get into everything she was doing before she decided to launch her own business. We get into the limiting beliefs put onto us by others, facing our fears, and pursuing our passions. If you're in need of some motivation, Melissa is your girl! 

    WE TALK ABOUT:

    + Entrepreneurship

    + Limiting beliefs

    + Abundance mindsets

    + Family and cultural pressures

    + Working smarter, not harder

    + Her driving force: creating the life she imagine for herself while helping others do the same

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    • 58 min
    23. Sending love letters to strangers and the discipline of creation with writer, TED Speaker, and online educator Hannah Brencher

    23. Sending love letters to strangers and the discipline of creation with writer, TED Speaker, and online educator Hannah Brencher

    Have you ever felt hungry for a more intimate human connection? In today's episode, we hear what our guest did to feed that hunger and learn about the international project that sprung from it.  Hannah Brencher is a writer, TED Speaker, and online educator with a heart for building leaders. During our conversation, she shared about her career, her mission, and her creative process. 

    Her second book “Come Matter Here” arrived in bookstores in May 2018. Her first book “If You Find This Letter” tells the story behind the social movement, More Love Letters. Since 2011, More Love Letters has spread to over 70 countries, all 50 states, and over 100 college campuses. Named as one of the White House’s “Women Working to Do Good,” Hannah and her work have been featured in publications such as CNN World News, the Wall Street Journal, Oprah.com, and Glamour among dozens of others. Hannah lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband Lane.

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    + Writing her first love letter to a stranger on the subway

    + Booking her first speaking gig ever with TED 

    + Getting thrown to the sharks and learning how to swim

    + Learning that you can do it without knowing how to do it

    + Letter writing symbolizes connection- something missing in the digital age

    + Creating and sharing thoughtful content

    + Creation mode vs publish mode: content is more peaceful vs more anxious

    + Setting the boundary that personal life isn't content

    + The "discipline of creation"- training herself to batch produce thoughtful content

    + Focusing on impact, not numbers 

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    22. Turning 30 and WTF that even means, with your host Lauren

    22. Turning 30 and WTF that even means, with your host Lauren

    Better late than never. I meant to share this a couple of weeks ago, on my actual birthday. However, my schedule has been a little loopy lately and I didn't get around to editing it. So here it is now. In this episode, I am talking myself through turning 30 and what it means to me. I explore the idea of my Saturn Return and all the work I have to do in order to step into this next phase of life. I work through how to cultivate more self-love and manage external pressures and set more reasonable expectations. It was a serious download. Hope you enjoy it! And happy happy to anyone who has celebrated anything during lockdown :) 


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    • 28 min
    21. Clearing physical + mental clutter to beat the overwhelm of motherhood with the "Life Minimalist", Allie Casazza, chart topping podcaster + entrepreneur

    21. Clearing physical + mental clutter to beat the overwhelm of motherhood with the "Life Minimalist", Allie Casazza, chart topping podcaster + entrepreneur

    Do you ever feel overwhelmed with motherhood? You are not alone. Today's guest shares the story of reaching her breaking point and the changes she made to create the brightest life for herself and her family. The main and most significant change being decluttering, both her physical and mental space.

    I think now more than ever, we are focusing on what is essential. And the act of decluttering is the act of evaluating what in our life, physical and otherwise, has accumulated and getting rid of the things that aren't needed anymore. That's what this conversation is about today: how to make that space and what to do with that space after we've made it.

    Allie Casazza was a stay at home mother of 4, and after a few curve balls and life changes, she decided to take her notebook of business ideas and run with them. She believed wealth and abundance were available for her family and as soon as she made that shift, her family started reaping her rewards. Allie tells it like it is, without a filter. She's honest, she's effective and she offers up some real tips that you can start implementing right now.

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