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The Beach Speaks is a podcast that shares stories about the beach and our connection to it. I’m your host and beach lover, Paige Friend, helping YOU reconnect with the beach, return to your soul and re-imagine your life!

The Beach Speaks Paige Friend

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

The Beach Speaks is a podcast that shares stories about the beach and our connection to it. I’m your host and beach lover, Paige Friend, helping YOU reconnect with the beach, return to your soul and re-imagine your life!

    Ocean Love, Embracing the Blue Mind, and the Art of Creating Ocean-Inspired Jewelry with Amanda Esposito

    Ocean Love, Embracing the Blue Mind, and the Art of Creating Ocean-Inspired Jewelry with Amanda Esposito

    When I started thinking seriously about moving from land-locked Orlando to the beach, the first three questions people would ask were, “What beach?” “Where will you live?” and “What will you do?” I would say, “I haven’t decided what beach yet, but I’m sure I’ll find one with a couple of palm trees where I can hang a hammock,  and, I don’t know, I’ll make jewelry out of sea shells, and sell it to the tourists. It was a silly answer, but in my mind, I was serious - if that were what I had to do to live at the beach - I would do it. 


    Now, I live in a beach house (not a hammock), and instead of seashell jewelry, I’m making a beach podcast! I love hearing stories about how others have used their love for the beach to fuel their life’s passion - how they create that beach connection - that beach mindset - wherever they are. 



    My guest today, Amanda Esposito, artist and creator of Northern Tides Studio, has a unique way of doing just that - taking her passion for the beach and the ocean to create jewelry that reminds you of how you feel at the beach and your connection to it - wherever you are. 



    I have been following Amanda on Instagram, and when she posted about her latest creation, “Ocean Love,”  I had to get it! She mentioned that she was looking at places in Florida to sell her pieces, so we ended up on a Zoom call to talk about it, and as she started to tell me the story - I stopped her in mid-sentence and said, “Wait, I love this story - would you be willing to share iron on the podcast”? Of course, she said yes - sharing her love for the beach and what it means to her is what her art is all about.



    This conversation means a lot to me. First, I met a new friend! Second, hearing Amanda’s story behind the making of her beautiful ocean love necklace makes me love mine even more! I initially bought it as a birthday present to myself. But when I think about it, it’s more than that - it’s a reminder of the days leading up to my birthday - beautiful beach love memories: the day I met my soulmate for the first time - on the beach, our beach wedding, and celebrating my birthday at the beach. 



    I’m curious: what do you do to capture your special beach moments?
    Message me on Instagram or Facebook, or record a voicemail and let me know!

    ABOUT MY GUEST:
    Follow Amanda on Instagram: Northern Tides Studio to see her ocean-inspired jewelry designs and behind-the-scenes footage of her studio and her brand! Shop Northern Tides Studio here: https://northerntidesstudio.com/

    PODCAST LINKS:
    Support the podcast on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/user?u=77845359 Subscribe to the Podcast: https://thebeachspeaks.com/ Listen on YouTube Follow on Apple and Spotify and share it with your friends! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebeachspeaks/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheBeachSpeaks

    • 46 min
    Beach Love and Beach Stories: Celebrating Love Month with My Soulmate

    Beach Love and Beach Stories: Celebrating Love Month with My Soulmate

    It’s February, so in the spirit of this Month of Love, I asked my soulmate, Ernie, to join me on the podcast because it’s a very special month for us.

    Although I’ve talked about how we met and our journey to living out our vision here at the beach on the podcast before, I thought it would be the perfect time for Ernie to share some of his own beach stories and reminisce about our beach adventures together.  
    We talk about growing up in Tampa and always being in the water, camping, and “spring hopping,” You’ll hear Ernie’s stories about a wild encounter he had on an Island beach in Florida and a rare sighting he had off an aircraft carrierWe talk about beach adventures we have had together and where we would like to go next. I ask if he has ever considered moving away from the beach. You’ll have to wait until the end to hear his answer!

    Links to podcasts mentioned in this episode:
    Finding My Voice: How the Beach Led Me to Podcasting
     Lost and Found at the Beach: Connected to My iPhone
    Meet Your Soulmate, Quit Your 9 to 5, and Move to the Beach! My Story



    PODCAST LINKS:
    Support the podcast on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/user?u=77845359 Subscribe to the Podcast: https://thebeachspeaks.com/ Listen on YouTube Follow on Apple and Spotify and share it with your friends! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebeachspeaks/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheBeachSpeaks

    • 39 min
    How to Live Wild and Free on a Beach in Greece! with Alise Saunders

    How to Live Wild and Free on a Beach in Greece! with Alise Saunders

    I love quotes, especially the ones that when I hear them, I think, " Oooh, I can relate to that - or that is so inspiring! I need to write that one down before I forget it! " I’ll rush to scribble it in a journal or notebook - it’s like I’m attaching a sticky note to my brain - you know, a reminder, to go back to it later. And let me tell you - there are a LOT of sticky notes in there. 


    However, there’s one quote - it’s actually a question - that when I first heard it, I could “feel” the words, the ideas they invoked, tumbling around my head with an enthusiastic energy that flowed from my brain, through my heart, and then - settled in an anxious knot in my gut, just waiting for the answer.  


    The quote is the last line from Mary Oliver’s poem The Summer Day: 


    “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”  


    Whether you want to spend your wild and precious life traveling around the world or live out your dream right where you are, my guest today, Alise Saunders, a digital nomad, coach, and freedom seeker, is here to be our trusted friend and travel guide - from her house on the beach - in Greece!

    Grab your copy of The Beach Speaks e-book:  The Beach Speaks - Are You Listening?

    Episode with Elise: A Travel Blogger's Tale of an Untamed Soul
    About My Guest:
    Alise Saunders is a digital nomad, traveling the world, with her husband Gregg and two cats. The media has called her a "thought leader" in the digital nomad space, Alise brings her decades of life skills and business coaching to help people finally have the life of travel they’ve been dreaming about. She helps freedom-seekers create a new business or identify a remote job, and dive deep within to free themselves of the disempowering thoughts keeping them small in their own life through personalized coaching program and other services. 


    Visit her website: Tales from an Untamed Soul - Creating a Life Wild and Free to check out all the different ways Elise can help free you to live your one Wild and precious life!



    PODCAST LINKS:
    Support the podcast on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/user?u=77845359 Subscribe to the Podcast: https://thebeachspeaks.com/ Listen on YouTube Follow on Apple and Spotify and share it with your friends! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebeachspeaks/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheBeachSpeaks

    • 43 min
    Finding My Voice: How the Beach Led Me to Podcasting

    Finding My Voice: How the Beach Led Me to Podcasting

    Imagine, you’re about to do what might be the craziest thing you’ve ever done. 
    And you’re thinking this could be crazy good or crazy stupid.


    Then the “what ifs” start to creep into your consciousness: “What if something goes wrong?” “What if I’m not good enough?” “What if it turns out to be nothing but a waste of time and money?”


    That’s how I felt three years ago, staring bleary-eyed at my computer monitor, my hand nervously resting on the mouse, guiding a bold black arrow across the screen, stopping to hover over a bright green button that says “publish.”
    I spent at least 100 hours working on this podcast and my brain ached.  My heart was pounding. This might be the craziest thing I’ve ever done. Just a simple click of a button and I’ll be taking a deep dive into the vast ocean of podcasts. 

    Will I sink - or swim? 


    It’s a new year, and I’ve been thinking a lot about this podcast and how it came to be - how what seemed like a crazy thing to do at the time turned out to be something more than just recording my voice and sending it out into the ether. It’s actually helped shape how I use my voice.
    More than that, it’s helped me trust my voice. To trust what I have to say is something you want to hear.


    The beach is speaking.  I’m so grateful you’re listening, 


    PODCAST LINKS:
    Support the podcast on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/user?u=77845359 Subscribe to the Podcast: https://thebeachspeaks.com/ Listen on YouTube Follow on Apple and Spotify and share it with your friends! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebeachspeaks/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheBeachSpeaks

    • 23 min
    Service with a Side of Stand Up Comedy with Rabiah Coon

    Service with a Side of Stand Up Comedy with Rabiah Coon

    Recently on The Beach Speaks, I posted an episode sharing my beach story as a guest on Rabiah Coon’s podcast More Than Work. 



    Today, I’m bringing Rabiah back - this time as my guest - to hear her beach story. 



    Rabiah currently lives in London, but she grew up near the beach in California. When she said she was coming home to California for the holidays, I thought it would be the perfect time to share her story on the podcast. For many of us, this is a time for sharing with family and friends, and when you listen to her story, you’ll find out that family and friends are two very important things in Rabiah’s life. 



    In this conversation, Rabiah talks about what it was like growing up at the beach in Southern California and how the beach continues to show up even when she’s landlocked. We also talk about her side gig as a stand-up comic and the important role that service plays in her life. 




    After hearing Rabiah’s story, I think you’ll understand why her podcast is called More Than Work. It’s a reflection of a way of living that we all can aspire to.

    Listen to More Than Work podcast here:  https://www.rabiahsaid.com/podcast
    Instagram:  https:// www.instagram.com/rabiahcomedy/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rabiahcomedy/


    PODCAST LINKS:
    Support the podcast on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/user?u=77845359 Subscribe to the Podcast: https://thebeachspeaks.com/ Listen on YouTube Follow on Apple and Spotify and share it with your friends! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebeachspeaks/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheBeachSpeaks

    • 50 min
    More Than Just The Beach: Paige Speaks on the More Than Work podcast with Host, Rabiah Coon

    More Than Just The Beach: Paige Speaks on the More Than Work podcast with Host, Rabiah Coon

    Hey Beach lover, How is the beach speaking to you today?


    I’m sure you have noticed that I’ve been doing a lot of solo episodes: like, how I met my soulmate - on the beach,  watching fighter jets fly over the beach, and how learning to fly was a lot like moving to the beach -  and while it’s been a lot of fun sharing stories about how the beach speaks to me, I thought I’d do something different this time, and share more about my journey to the beach on this episode I recorded with Rabia Coon on her podcast More Than Work. 


    We first met as members of the “Squad Pod” - a slack group created by Squadcast - the remote recording platform we both use to record our podcasts. It’s a super supportive group where you can ask random questions, get tech advice, promote your show, and my favorite thing to do - collaborate with other podcasters - like Rabiah!


    More Than Work is a podcast that shares stories of individuals who have found that their self-worth is determined by more than their job title - it’s one of my favorite podcasts to listen to on my beach power walks - with each step I take along the shore, I listen to her guests describe the steps they took to create a life beyond their “work” - and think about how I have created mine. The stories are different but to me there’s a similar “vibe”- the kind “vibe” you feel when you stand on the beach, staring across the vast ocean - at all the possibilities.  So when Rabiah invited me to share my More Than Work beach story on her show - I was thrilled. 



    This was my first time as a guest on someone else’s podcast, and while I expected to talk about my journey to the beach, what I didn’t expect to come up in conversation were the other parts of my story that go beyond the beach. I have to say, I learned a little more about myself. 


    It was a little different being on the other side of the mic, as they say - but Rabiah is a great host and a fabulous human. 


    And. . it was a fun way for me to share one of my favorite podcasts with you!


    The beach is speaking. . .   



    PODCAST LINKS:
    Support the podcast on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/user?u=77845359 Subscribe to the Podcast: https://thebeachspeaks.com/ Listen on YouTube Follow on Apple and Spotify and share it with your friends! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebeachspeaks/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheBeachSpeaks

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Beachy Keith ,

The Best Beach Podcast ever.

I love the way The Beach Speaks podcast takes me back in time to the beach. Paige’s stories are mesmerizing and paint such a wonderful picture of her beach encounters. Through these stories I am remembering many of my own encounters with the beaches I’ve been to and her voice is so calming just like the beach. Paige Friend is the best.

elikqitie ,

Amazing beach podcast!

I absolutely love this podcast! Being a beach goer and lover of all things beach related, Page really catches the essence and aspects of beach life on her show. You can tell how passionate she is and how much she loves living at the beach.

Maya Acosta- Health Lifestyle ,

My new favorite show

Who would’ve ever thought that a podcast with random stories about beaches would be so entertaining. I love the beach and enjoy hearing people share their stories.

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