211 episodes

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

Thanks for listening!

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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

Thanks for listening!

    EP 211: Authenticy & Simplicity wins

    EP 211: Authenticy & Simplicity wins

    Guest: Mary Janet MacDonald--
    Mary Janet McDonald rose to popularity in 2020 when she started a Facebook live in her kitchen while she baked. It became a weekly show to keep people company in lockdown. She has grown in popularity and success and is now author of two cookbooks called Tunes and Wooden Spoons: Recipes from a Cape Breton kitchen and Tunes and Wooden Spoons: Love without Measure is such a wonderfully humble and authentic person. It's no wonder she is a success. She connects easily with people. A terrific storyteller. She oozes warmth and authenticity.
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    Connect with Tunes and Wooden Spoons:

    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/TunesAndWoodenSpoons
    INSTAGRAM: @tunesandwoodenspoons
    YOU TUBE: https://www.youtube.com/@TunesandWoodenSpoons

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    Bio of Mary Janet MacDonald:
    I'm Mary Janet MacDonald.  Born and raised in Mabou, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.  I was raised by my grandaunt after my mother passed away at 37 from cervical cancer - my father kept the 3 oldest children as they were in school and the two youngest - stayed in the same community of Mabou - but because we were pre-schoolers (I was 3 and my brother 2), our father couldn't afford care in those days - so we ended up staying at those homes while still in school.  I believe this shaped me into who I am today.  
    In that home, I was exposed to so much music and laughter - steeped in the Gaelic traditions (like story telling, stepdancing, but sadly not the language although I do understand some of it).  One of my "sisters" in that family is Minnie MacMaster (Natalie MacMaster's Mom).  We chat every day.  She was the one who taught me stepdancing and we danced our first concert together in Mabou when I was 4 years old.  I taught stepdancing for more than 30 years and travelled around the world teaching this Cape Breton tradition.
    I am a mother to 7 children and a grandmother to 12.  My husband Cecil and I will be married 52 years this fall.  We live in Port Hood, Cape Breton since we married.  Because of the pandemic, I began the cooking show as a one-off but finding the need out there that people needed 'company' - at least once a week - I decided to keep on going and did this for the past 3 years.  Since January 2023 - I've reduced the shows to once a month (or maybe 2) just to keep it going.  It's grown to quite a few followers.

    • 46 min
    EP 210: Aromatherapy as a healer

    EP 210: Aromatherapy as a healer

    Guest: Fawn Last, Aromatherapist
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    Fawn Last is my guest today. Her passion for nature has led her down many paths… biology, geology, plant based chef. Today we talk about her love of aromatherapy and the power of plants. As a trauma survivor, Fawn wants to help others who have suffered from trauma too. Today you will walk away with a better understanding of how you can use aromatherapy in your life. Fawn shares what you need to know about aromatherapy, she clears up misconceptions and she also shares her experience of using aromatherapy to help her trauma.  
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    Did you know that aromatherapy can be a part of your healing journey? Today I speak with Fawn Last, aromatherapist. She has a passion for helping those suffering trauma. As trauma survivor, aromatherapy has helped her tremendously.
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    We chat about: 
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    ✔️ how plants are our allies
    ✔️ connection between smell and memory
    ✔️ overcoming trauma using aromatherapy
    ✔️ how aromatherapy is connected to her soul’s purpose.
    ✔️misconceptions
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    CONNECT with Fawn Last:
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    Email: fawn@lastdropessentials.com
    FACEBOOK: @lastdropessentials
    INSTAGRAM: @last_drop_essentials
    Website: www.last drop essentials.com

    • 41 min
    EP 209: Feeling seen: Reconnecting in a disconnected world (E)

    EP 209: Feeling seen: Reconnecting in a disconnected world (E)

    Guest: Dr. Jody Carrington, Psychologist
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    Today renowned psychologist Dr. Jody Carrington is my guest. She has recently authored Feeling Seen: Reconnecting in a disconnected world. We talk about how did we get here? How did we get so diconnected? We also chat about the road back to each other and what needs to happen when we lose our way again.
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    We also chat about: 
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    ✔️ how empathy is spiritual
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    ✔️ why burnout is such a big issue
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    ✔️ why we are so emotionally exhausted
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    ✔️ what it means to do the work
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    ✔️ suffering by comparison

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    Dr. Jody Carrington is a renowned psychologist sought after for her expertise, energy and approach to helping people solve their most complex human-centred challenges.  Jody focuses much of her work around reconnection – the key to healthy relationships and productive teams.
    As a bestselling author, speaker, and leader of Carrington & Company, Jody uses humour, and all she has learned in her twenty-year career as a psychologist to empower everyone she connects with. In her latest book, Feeling Seen, she dives into what it takes to reconnect a disconnected world.
    Jody’s message is as simple as it is complex: we are wired to do the hard things, but we were never meant to do any of this alone.
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    Connect with Dr. Jody Carrington
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    FACEBOOK:  https://www.facebook.com/drjodycarrington
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    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/drjodycarrington/?hl=en
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    TWITTER: https://twitter.com/DrJCarrington?s=20&t=6-oqtPKGW3zZnKeT0eI6Hg
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    LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-jody-carrington/?originalSubdomain=ca

    • 44 min
    EP 208: Animal Communication: What messages does your pet have for you?

    EP 208: Animal Communication: What messages does your pet have for you?

    Guest: Marilyn Chapman, Animal Communicator
    Marilyn Chapman has a passion for helping people begin and move through all phases of their healing journeys. She is a Reiki Master/ Teacher. Marilyn has a deep love and compassion for animals and today she chats with me about her role as an Animal Communicator. Yes! Marilyn can communicate with your animals living or dead. It is such an interesting conversation as she shares how she communicates with them, their role in our lives, messages, how they pick up our energy and she shares some interesting stories too. 
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    About Marilyn Chapman:
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    Marilyn Chapman has a passion for helping people begin and move through all phases of their healing journeys. Her gentle approach enables her clients to discover the empowering potential of self-care. Understanding that self-care and healing are a life-long process, Marilyn excels in comforting anxieties and fears while encouraging clients to find the strength that comes from standing in vulnerability for personal growth. She began her own education and training in health care more than 3 decades ago, specializing in Reiki since 2006. She has completed a variety of additional training in several modalities including Integrated Energy Therapy, CCMBA/CCSMC and Bach Flower Essences. She is a Reiki Master/Teacher. Marilyn has a deep love and compassion for animals and has worked with animals as an Animal Communicator for many years, starting in 2006. She has clients across Canada and has worked with animals in France and Australia. To be able to connect and pass on messages from their pets to the owners, and help create an even deeper bond through these messages is truly the most heartwarming experience.
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    Connect with Marilyn Chapman via email: memedicine54@yahoo.com

    • 44 min
    EP 207: Tired of being a Perfectionist? Choose Excellence instead

    EP 207: Tired of being a Perfectionist? Choose Excellence instead

    Tired of trying to keep it all together? Tired of trying to be perfect? It is absolutely exhausting, isn't? I call myself a recovering perfectionist. So I know what you are going through. Perfectionism is sneaky. It can masquerade as excellence. But there is a very distinct difference. As I I have taken my own personal development journey & spiritual journey, my joy has increased immensely. The joy rises when you walk away from perfectionism. There are lots of other great benefits too which I cover in this episode.
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    I talk about:
    - the difference between perfectionism and excellence and how I have dealt with it.
    - The problem with perfectionism
    - The benefits of choosing excellence
    - Examples of how we might view a situation then I reframe it through the lens of excellence.
    - The damage that perfectionism causes in the workplace.

    • 31 min
    EP 206: Life Lessons from our Furry Friends

    EP 206: Life Lessons from our Furry Friends

    We recently lost our sweet dog Ozzie. If are a pet lover, you know that pain. We have come into this life to learn. There are many avenues that provide that opportunity. Our furry friends are no exception. What great teachers there are. There is a purpose in our pets. In this episode, I go into detail about the 10 lessons that pets teach us. I'm sure you can relate if you are a pet lover.
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    Connect with Dana Lloyd: www.danalloydleadership.com

    • 16 min

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Reinventing Your Life

I so enjoyed being interviewed by Dana about my personal journey of starting over in my sixties and the spiritual journey that resulted! Dana asks insightful questions to dig deeper and give the audience more answers that can not only inform the audience but enlighten them too! Take a listen and see for yourself.

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I was lucky enough to be interviewed by Dana for Soul Sister Conversations. She is kind, curious, open, and creates an authentic, soulful space for important conversations. If you want to be inspired, learn something new, have some fun, and remember who you are…definitely check out this podcast!

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