Welcome to Soul Sister Conversations where host Dana Lloyd has conversations that inspire and empower you to connect more deeply to your authentic self. Each Sunday morning a new episode is released covering topics of personal development, leadership and spirituality.
Located in New Brunswick, Canada, Dana connects with local, regional & international guests including NY Times Best Selling Authors.
Connect with Dana Lloyd at www.DanaLloydLeadership.com
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EP 143: Blazing Your Own Trail with Alisha Anderson
Alisha Anderson is blazing her own trail as founder and creator of Dione Cosmetics. She is an inspiring entrepreneurial woman who shares her secrets to believing in yourself and how her make-up company is more than skin deep . It is a vessel to share the message to live life beautifully and to believe that anything is possible. Alisha shares stories of the strong female role models she has had in her life that allowed her to believe in herself and pursue her dreams.
We chat about:
✔️how she started blazing her own trail
✔️the teacher that changed her life
✔️her mom’s message that helped her overcome negativity
✔️lessons she has learned about herself
✔️what entrepreneurship has taught her
About Alisha Anderson:
After working in non-profit for a few years and suffering burnout, Alisha left behind her Bachelor's Degree to pursue a dream she never knew she had. In 2009, she started Cosmetology School and completed her makeup license, earning top marks in the province. After 3 years of research and product testing, Dioné Cosmetics launched in March 2012. It utilizes the social selling business model and empowers people to "Live Life Beautifully". In 2019, she successfully petitioned the Cosmetology Association of New Brunswick to allow for a hybrid school with theory being taught online and practical being taught in person. When the pandemic hit, it offered up a unique opportunity for Alisha to pursue another goal; to obtain her Cosmetic Chemistry degree. In May 2020, she started studying and after 18 months, is preparing to write her final exam. She believes anything is possible.....
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EP 142: You are Unbreakable with Karen Dean
Karen Dean has learned to be resilient despite having suffered many challenging events in her life. She is passionate about teaching women to become resilient and she shares her insight with us today including how does one know they are resilient and what does it mean to be healed. When her friend Gina was gunned down in the NS massacre, Karen jumped into action. Karen’s philosophy is helping is healing, so she quickly published a book of 22 women’s stories and created clothing to fund the families of the NS shooting.. She was able to donate $96,000. You will learn today what the title her book expresses…We are unbreakable.
We chat about:
✔️the importance of learning the lessons
✔️she shares how she know that she is healed
✔️how to become relisient
✔️helping is healing
✔️the tool that changed Karen’s life
*Please be advised that this episode deals with many difficult life events that may be a trigger to some including references to the NS mass shooting.
About Karen Dean:
If the last two years have taught us anything, it is that we need to be incredibly resilient and very much aware of the things that are truly important to us. Karen Dean is a resilience expert, inspiring speaker and bestselling author on a mission to help women reboot their resilience and define the next and BEST chapter of their lives, both personally and professionally. She leads by example, having found success repeatedly as a serial entrepreneur and now as the founder of the Resilience Reboot. Recognized by the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards as a Nominee in 2014 and 2021, Karen has been a mentor to women in business throughout her career and was mentored herself by Arlene Dickinson of CBC TV’s Dragon’s Den. Karen has shown dedication to her community through extensive volunteering, including roles as a founding member of several community and business development organizations. Since 2018, she has also raised over $120,000 for families in need in her home province of Nova Scotia and was chosen to receive the QueenPin Award in 2020 for her extraordinary effort to improve her community. Karen is the proud mother to three amazing humans who she points to as not only a source of joy but as her greatest accomplishments. As you are about to hear, her advice for other women springs from a mountain of lived experience, and she’s passionate about her mission to help other women find their resilience and live their best life, a purpose she lives in her own life every day. Connect with Karen Dean: www.KarenDeanSpeaks.com www.WeAreUnbreakable.com https://strongerns.com/ to purchase clothing that supports great causes. www.facebook.com/karendeanspeaks www.instragram.com/karendeanspeaks www.twitter.com/karendeanspeaks
EP 141: The Gifts of Imperfection: 10 GuidePosts to Wholehearted Living
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown is a book that I read about 10 years ago when I was in the middle of my self-discovery journey. I recently re-read this book for my book club. You always get something different from a book the second time around. Today I take you inside Brene Brown’s 10 guideposts for whole hearted living that emerged from her research. If you want encouragement to live an authentic life, this is a must read.
Here are the 10 guideposts to living a Wholehearted life that emerged from her research:
Guidepost #1 Cultivating authenticity
Guidepost #2 Cultivating Self Compassion
Guidepost #3 Cultivating a Resilient Spirit
Guidepost #4 Cultivating Gratitude and Joy
Guidepost #5 Cultivating Intuition and Trusting Faith
Guidepost #7 Cultivating Play & Rest
Guidepost #8 Cultivating Calm & Stillness
Guidepost #9 Cultivating Meaningful Work
Guidepost #10 Cultivating Laughter, Song and Dance
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EP 140: The Soul Connection to Money with Chrissy Hollis
Chrissy Hollis is a soul-centered CPA CA. She shares how grieving her stillborn son, shifted her onto a path of spirituality and how this experience opened her up to help business leaders in a new way.
She feels like her son came to her and left quickly to wake her up. She shares how an out of body experience on the day she lost her son enabled to her to move through the grief and loss.
This is such an awesome conversation as we explore abundance and prosperity from the inside out. She helps business owners connect more deeply with themselves to unleash what is holding them back from abundance and prosperity. This is a conversation for anyone who wants to get improve their relationship with money.
We chat about:
✔️trauma around money
✔️shame of prosperity
✔️the day she lost her son
✔️how she uses what she has learned about grief to help clients overcome their money issues.
✔️what shifts she witnesses inside the business leader who connects to their inner being.
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EP 139 What a Starting a New Path to Spirituality Looks Like with Vanessa Paesani
Vanessa Paesani is founder of Amplify East (Tag line: remarkable women are not a supply problem). Vanessa has been involved in social purpose for awhile, but in 2021, she took a deep dive into spirituality and she says this has been her most significant journey thus far.
Her entry into spirituality started by researching health and longevity which led her to read The Blue Zones by Dan Buettner. We have a wonderful conversation.
We talk about:
✔️what her spiritual practice looks like.
✔️ what happens when you start a spiritual journey
✔️ the different ways we are led to spirituality
✔️ why this is her most significant journey yet.
✔️ intuition, life purpose & our relationship to time
-- Connect with Vanessa Paesani:
-- Linked IN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vanessapaesani/
Ep 138: Learning from Recurring Loss with Brandy Williams
Brandy Williams has suffered 7 miscarriages. She is in the midst of trying to have her family. She sits down me today to talk about what she has learned about recurring lost, surrender and the power of sharing what you are going through.
We also chat about:
✔️ emotional and physical impact
✔️ how this experience fits with her authentic journey.
✔️ how this has changed her as a person.
About Brandy Williams:
Brandy Williams is a Registered Dietitian, newly self employed at Be Well with Brandy. She has a passion for women's health and specializes in digestive health. She has struggled with recurrent miscarriages for a decade and now talks openly about her struggles to help other people going through the same thing feel less alone.
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