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To all the ladies 30 years and older do you ever think about….

Quitting your job to travel?
Moving abroad?
Taking a sabbatical?
Trying out the digital nomad life?
Or just plain getting out of your rut?

If so, then you have found a community of women who understand you, a community of women who have the same questions, doubts, dreams, and fears.

She Hit Refresh is an online community that connects like-minded women age 30 and older who want to break free from routine and start a life of travel AND for those who have already done so!

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To all the ladies 30 years and older do you ever think about….

Quitting your job to travel?
Moving abroad?
Taking a sabbatical?
Trying out the digital nomad life?
Or just plain getting out of your rut?

If so, then you have found a community of women who understand you, a community of women who have the same questions, doubts, dreams, and fears.

She Hit Refresh is an online community that connects like-minded women age 30 and older who want to break free from routine and start a life of travel AND for those who have already done so!

    From Philly To Malaga: One Woman's Pre-Move Adventure of Relocating a Family of 4 to Spain (Part 1) | Ep 39

    From Philly To Malaga: One Woman's Pre-Move Adventure of Relocating a Family of 4 to Spain (Part 1) | Ep 39

    Welcome to Season 3 where I speak to women in the travel industry who are making an impact and helping others live their best lives. We talk about everything including corporate runaway stories, remote work tips, grief and travel, planning for retirement, solo female travel, moving abroad, building generational income, and much more!

    In this bonus episode I speak to She Hit Refresh member Lori Tharps about her upcoming move from the U.S. to Spain with her husband and two children. At the time of recording this podcast Lori was just 9 days away from hopping on a plane and making her life abroad dream with her family a reality! 

    Listen in as  Lori gives us an insight into those last final days of closing up shop on your life in one country and prepping for a big move with your family to another continent. Is she packed? What do the kids think? Did she quit her job? Is she nervous? Where will she live and so much more!  What makes this episode really special is that in 6 months we’ll be checking in with Lori to see how her life has unfolded in Spain since we last talked!

    Lori L. Tharps is an author, journalist, educator, and podcast host who uses her words to spark conversation and change around issues of race and diversity. She is the author of the book, Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America and the memoir, Kinky Gazpacho: Life, Love & Spain and she has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Essence and Glamour magazines. Lori is the mother of three, can say, "I Love You" in seven languages and considers any independent bookstore her happy place.

    Connect with Lori on her website My American Melting Pot and on Instagram and Twitter.


    Get your copy of I'm Outta Here! An American's Ultimate Visa Guide to Living in Europe. Join our She Hit Refresh Facebook Group, get more tips and advice on how to hit refresh on our blog and follow us on on Instagram and Twitter. Check out our Forbes feature: How Americans Can Move To Europe (It’s Easier Than You Think)!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    A Sweet Surrender Is All That We Have to Give | Ep 38

    A Sweet Surrender Is All That We Have to Give | Ep 38

    Welcome to Season 3 where I speak to women in the travel industry who are making an impact and helping others live their best lives. We talk about everything including corporate runaway stories, remote work tips, grief and travel, planning for retirement, solo female travel, moving abroad, building generational income, and much more!

    This is the last episode of Season 3, but don't fear we'll be back with Season 4 in the all. In this episode I'm joined by She Hit Refresh co-founder Annette Villarreal as we catch up on what’s been going on since we were last on the podcast together on Episode 28| 2020, This Is My Year!…Oh Wait, Is It? in October 2021.

    A lot has happened in 8 months! Listen in as we talk about everything from quitting jobs to a possible move for Annette, letting go to realizing dreams,  dating...one of us now has a boyfriend...and much much more!


    What we discuss:


    What has changed in out lives since October 2021
    Our one-word intention of 2021
    Family challenges
    Thoughts on turning 41 and 45
    Discomfort and work and advocating for ourselves
    Dating and relationships
    Letting go of control and living month to month
    ...and much much more!


    Get your copy of I'm Outta Here! An American's Ultimate Visa Guide to Living in Europe. Join our She Hit Refresh Facebook Group, get more tips and advice on how to hit refresh on our blog and follow us on on Instagram and Twitter. Check out our Forbes feature: How Americans Can Move To Europe (It’s Easier Than You Think)!

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    Master Your Move Abroad and Live Life with Ease with Sienna J. Brown | Ep 37

    Master Your Move Abroad and Live Life with Ease with Sienna J. Brown | Ep 37

    Welcome to Season 3 where I speak to women in the travel industry who are making an impact and helping others live their best lives. We cover everything including corporate runaway stories, remote work tips, grief and travel, planning for retirement, solo female travel, moving abroad, building generational income, and much more!

    In this episode with my friend, mentor and source of inspiration, Sienna J. Brown. Sienna is the founder of Master Your Move Abroad where she teaches women how to find the clarity, career and community they need to build a life abroad on their own terms. Her mission is to empower and elevate women in their personal and professional lives. She's been featured in international publications like Vogue, CNN, Travel & Leisure, TEDx and more.

    What we discuss


    Her move from the U.S. to Spain
    Her life and career pre-Spain including a stint at Vera Wang
    How she went from teaching English abroad to getting hired by a Spanish company and founding her business
    Her advice for those who want to live abroad but don't want to teach English
    The challenges she's faced abroad
    How she's been able to create a life she loves
    What a typical day in Javea for her looks like
    What holds most people back from success
    and much much more!


    About Sienna

    Sienna J. Brown is the founder of Master Your Move Abroad where she teaches women how to find the clarity, career and community they need to build a life abroad on their own terms. Her mission is to empower and elevate women in their personal and professional lives. She's been featured in international publications like Vogue, CNN, Travel & Leisure, TEDx and more

    Connect with Sienna on her website and Instagram.

    Get your copy of I'm Outta Here! An American's Ultimate Visa Guide to Living in Europe. Join our She Hit Refresh Facebook Group, get more tips and advice on how to hit refresh on our blog and follow us on on Instagram and Twitter. Check out our Forbes feature: How Americans Can Move To Europe (It’s Easier Than You Think)!

    • 48 min
    From Project Manager to Startup Founder: Leaving Corporate America to Launch a Business in France with Nicole Caba| Ep 36

    From Project Manager to Startup Founder: Leaving Corporate America to Launch a Business in France with Nicole Caba| Ep 36

    Welcome to Season 3 where I speak to women in the travel industry who are making an impact and helping others live their best lives. We cover everything including corporate runaway stories, remote work tips, grief and travel, planning for retirement, solo female travel, moving abroad, building generational income, and much more!

    In this episode I speak with Nicole Caba. Nicole is a Dominican-American who left her 6-figure salaried career in New York to hit refresh at a new life in beautiful Lyon, France to launch her own tech startup, Avvinue, that helps others plan, manage and finance their move down the block or around the world.

    What we discuss:


    Leaving her corporate job to go all in on her business idea
    Why and how she moved to France
    What is the French Tech Visa?
    How she prepared for her move abroad in one months time
    As a child of immigrants, reflecting the journey of being an immigrant abroad
    The challenges of starting a business abroad
    Is it a good time for people to move abroad?
    and much much more!

    Connect with Nicole on LinkedIn and Twitter. Learn more about the all-in-one moving app Avvinue at Avvinue.com, on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

    Get your copy of I'm Outta Here! An American's Ultimate Visa Guide to Living in Europe. Join our She Hit Refresh Facebook Group, get more tips and advice on how to hit refresh on our blog and follow us on on Instagram and Twitter. Check out our Forbes feature: How Americans Can Move To Europe (It’s Easier Than You Think)!

    • 44 min
    Moving + Living Abroad During a Global Pandemic with Rachel V. Hill |Ep 35

    Moving + Living Abroad During a Global Pandemic with Rachel V. Hill |Ep 35

    Welcome to Season 3 where I speak to women in the travel industry who are making an impact and helping others live their best lives. We cover everything including corporate runaway stories, remote work tips, grief and travel, planning for retirement, solo female travel, moving abroad, building generational income, and much more!

    In this episode I speak with Rachel V. Hill. Rachel is a trailblazing Travelpreneur, Speaker, and Published Author who joins us to talk about moving and living abroad during the pandemic. 

    This is a question that comes up a lot in our community! People want to know if they can move abroad, if they should move abroad, and how to move abroad during these unprecedented times. Rachel will cover all this and more (she even takes a few community questions)! And share with us her own move abroad – to Mexico in the midst of COVID.

    What we discuss: 


    Her “retirement” from corporate America and how she launched a successful six-figure travel influencer brand
    How she prepared to travel the world long-term
    Her advice for women who want to hit refresh but are paralyzed by fear and the unknown
    If moving abroad during the pandemic is possible
    How she moved to Mexico in 2020
    What you need to be aware of before making the leap in the current state of the world
    How to find official COVID-19 protocol resources in your new country
    How to deal with COVID-19 related challenges on your own abroad?
    and much much more!

    About Rachel

    Named one of the “11 Influential Black Women in Travel You Should Know” by Travel Noire, Rachel V. Hill is a trailblazing Travelpreneur, Speaker, and Published Author. With a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in Marketing, she has merged her expertise in Tech and Digital Marketing and passion for travel into a global brand.

    Now running a marketing agency, Rachel’s passion is to hit new and veteran travel professionals up level their marketing with high-ticket digital products and automated processes.

    Connect with Rachel on her website, Instagram, LinkedIn, and check out her podcast.

    Get your copy of I'm Outta Here! An American's Ultimate Visa Guide to Living in Europe. Join our She Hit Refresh Facebook Group, get more tips and advice on how to hit refresh on our blog and follow us on on Instagram and Twitter. Check out our Forbes feature: How Americans Can Move To Europe (It’s Easier Than You Think)!

    • 53 min
    Feel It & Heal It! Hitting Rock Bottom & Rising Above with Hannah Dixon | Ep 34

    Feel It & Heal It! Hitting Rock Bottom & Rising Above with Hannah Dixon | Ep 34

    Welcome to Season 3 where I speak to women in the travel industry who are making an impact and helping others live their best lives. We cover everything including corporate runaway stories, remote work tips, grief and travel, planning for retirement, solo female travel, moving abroad, building generational income, and much more!

    In this episode I speak with Hannah Dixon, founder of Digital Nomad Kit. She is a former guest, joining me on Episode 8 to talk about her trainings and how to become a VA, however in today's episode we change gears and get personal to talk about her challenging year and half moving through and recovering from a painful break-up and burnout in her business. Hannah was very open about her struggles on social media and I was so impressed with her candidness, vulnerability, and strength and wanted to tap into her journey as from the outside it seemed she had everything to be grateful for. Her story is a reminder that we all face challenges in life, no one is spared a struggle no matter how accomplished we may be. Listen in as she talks about the ups & downs since 2019 and fills us in on where she’s landed.


    What we discuss:


    Hitting rock bottom after a break-up and business burnout
    How to she was able to move through a dark place in life
    A change of scenery and how that affects our mental health
    How the pandemic and staying still impacted this digital nomad
    Is travel a means of running from something in life?
    Why 2020 was actually her best year in business
    Her lessons learned from 2020
    Her focus for 2021


    We also talk about therapy, if you are looking for affordable, private online counseling that you can access anytime, anywhere check out BetterHelp.com. Get 10% off your first month with our discount code refresh.


    If you're interested in becoming a virtual assistant sign-up for her FREE 5-Day VA Challenge!

    Get your copy of I'm Outta Here! An American's Ultimate Visa Guide to Living in Europe. Join our She Hit Refresh Facebook Group, get more tips and advice on how to hit refresh on our blog and follow us on on Instagram and Twitter. Check out our Forbes feature: How Americans Can Move To Europe (It’s Easier Than You Think)!

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

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22 Ratings

22 Ratings

nikkibreezy ,

Inspiring! Well organized! Engaging!

A must-hear podcast if you are a woman over 30 considering a major shift in your life! I look forward to every single topic and guest. Also, love how Cepee leads the convo, she keeps things flowing, the sound quality and production is on point, the guests are diverse! Love! Love! Love!

Peaceful_Warrior_Walks ,

Ep 28 - Glad You’re Back!

This honest conversation spoke directly to me! I appreciated Annette sharing her feelings about needing to leave her comfort zone in order to see and think more clearly. I could relate to her strong desire to move out of Traditional and stretch — continuing to hit refresh. Love this podcast!

jboz06 ,

Great show and amazing women

Great show with relevant topics for those at any stage in the refresh process. It's awesome to have a group of people that I can relate with on my unique journey in life!

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