300 episodes

The Inspired Women Podcast is where host Megan Ann Hall holds space for women to share their stories as well as chat about controversial and taboo topics. This is an unfiltered, conversational view of the lives of women from different walks of life.

The Inspired Women Podcast Megan Ann Hall

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 38 Ratings

The Inspired Women Podcast is where host Megan Ann Hall holds space for women to share their stories as well as chat about controversial and taboo topics. This is an unfiltered, conversational view of the lives of women from different walks of life.

    Living With Herpes Featuring Alexandra Harbushka

    Living With Herpes Featuring Alexandra Harbushka

    Welcome to The Inspired Women Podcast. On this episode your host Megan Hall interviews Alexandra Harbushka.

    Alexandra Harbushka’s life was sent into upheaval when she received a call from her doctor diagnosing her with herpes. Shaking, feeling like her life – her goals, happiness, and desires – had all just gone up in smoke, she was left scared shitless and with a new mission, to share her story with people just like her and to let them know that their feelings are normal, natural, and that they are not victims. With that mission in mind, she founded Life With Herpes, an online community consisting of a podcast, a website, Youtube channel, wellness products to support the skin condition and an online community that provides support, all dedicated to shattering the stigma of living with herpes. Before founding Life With Herpes and becoming a mother to her son Clinton and a wife to her husband Bill, Alexandra worked in corporate America with roles ranging from Ralph Lauren to selling new home construction to being a mortgage loan officer. Her education includes a bachelor degree from the University of Arizona (Bear Down to my fellow Wildcats!), a postgraduate certificate in Ministry, and is currently working on a masters in Theology. She is also an ordained minister and provides ministry counseling.

    Topics Mentioned In This Episode



    * Support the podcast on Patreon





    *As an amazon affiliate I may receive a small percentage of proceeds from any purchases through some of the links above*

    Connect With Alexandra



    * Living With Herpes Instagram

    * Alexandra’s Instagram

    * Website

    * YouTube

    * TikTok



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    Megan

    • 45 min
    The Delicate Balance of Bipolar Disorder Featuring Antonia Spice

    The Delicate Balance of Bipolar Disorder Featuring Antonia Spice

    Welcome to The Inspired Women Podcast. On this episode your host Megan Hall interviews Antonia Spice.

    We all have stories, dreams and demons. And Antonia’s Spice story is a mission statement in order to encourage other persons suffering of bipolar disorder to keep walking with perseverance, through their daily Ups and Downs! As an advocate for mental and emotional health, she wants to inspire others to “come out and speak their mind”. Because nobody should face his or her mental illness alone. So, this is her Life camino: Happy Carpe Diem: Enjoy your Day in Happiness!

    Topics Mentioned In This Episode



    * Euphoria

    * Metabolic Mind Initiative

    * Support the podcast on Patreon





    *As an amazon affiliate I may receive a small percentage of proceeds from any purchases through some of the links above*

    Connect With Antonia



    * Instagram

    * Website



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    Megan

    • 43 min
    2022 Wrap Up Featuring Megan Ann Hall

    2022 Wrap Up Featuring Megan Ann Hall

    Welcome to The Inspired Women Podcast. This week on the podcast Megan chats about 2022 and beyond.

    Megan Ann Hall is a progressive, mom (humans and cats), spouse, psychology graduate student, social psychology researcher (prejudice, bias, stereotypes, & discrimination), care bear stuck in a human body, and an advocate for change. Her favorite color is pink and favorite music decade is the 1990’s.

    Topics Mentioned In This Episode:



    * Support the Podcast on Patreon

    * Become a Podcast Guest



    Connect With Megan:

    Instagram

    Facebook

    Twitter

    Email: megan@inspiredwomenpodcast.com

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    Megan Ann Hall

    • 20 min
    RERUN: Menstrual Cycles Featuring Aj Smit

    RERUN: Menstrual Cycles Featuring Aj Smit

    This is a rerun of a popular episode of the podcast.

    Welcome to The Inspired Women Podcast. In today’s episode your host Megan Hall interviews Aj Smit.

    Aj sparks imagination and joy as a mermaid and henna artist. She also creates sacred spaces for women to flourish through Red Tents, retreats and soul art workshops.  As a military spouse she leans into how we can be Jesus with skin on, and live each day with radiant joy! Her heart is to change the way we talk about our cycles and bodies as women, and the traditions we pass down to the next generation. She lives in San Antonio, Texas with her husband Jeremy, two pups, a bucketful of glitter in case of emergencies, and a peace lily.

    Topics Mentioned In This Episode



    * Aj’s Facebook Group Laced With Grace Wombanhood

    * Moon Time Book

    * Woman Code

    * The Pill: Are you sure it’s for you?

    * The Pocketbook Monologues

    * Carol’s Menopause Episode

    * Thinx

    * Diva Cup

    * Podcast Guest Application



    Items you can use during your cycle

    Tampons-Be sure to use non-bleached, un-scented cotton, even better if you can get organic so it hasn’t been sprayed. Make sure to change roughly every 6 hours to protect against TSS, and use different sizes for how heavy your bleed is.



    Pads- Again un-scented is the best. There is a large variety on sizes, wings, no wings. Up to you and what you need. Change every 6 hours depending on your cycle, so you don’t get a rash.



    Menstrual Cups: I believe I mentioned Pixie Cup, Diva Cup, Luna Cup, there are so many varieties out there. Some are made of stiffer silicone than others, so it’s up to you to find out what you like best. Some come in packs or have measurements on the side so you can keep track of how much you are bleeding.



    Period underwear: Thinx and Padkix are the two big players in the game at the moment. Thinx feels like sultry underwear, padkix are thicker and can hold more, but feel more like a swim suit, but are great for a super heavy night or day. Both with period underwear and resuable pads wash with cold water, and then put in the washing machine. Do not use fabric softener on period underwear or resuable pads, it will make them less absorbent.



    Resuable pads: Made from similar material as padkix, these are like pads, but washable, so you can use your own underwear. Both with period underwear and resuable pads wash with cold water, and then put in the washing machine. Do not use fabric softener on period underwear or resuable pads,

    • 45 min
    The Decade of Disaster Featuring Melanie Greenhalgh

    The Decade of Disaster Featuring Melanie Greenhalgh

    Welcome to The Inspired Women Podcast. On this episode your host Megan Hall interviews Melanie Greenhalgh.

    Melanie Greenhalgh is a mother, community worker, entrepreneur, public speaker, and author. She is not afraid to speak on the issues that are taboo, confronting, and uncomfortable. She speaks on issues of loss, grief, the growth that follows and how we can find our way back from surviving to thriving. Her speaking and media appearances include her signature TEDx talk – Let’s Rethink our Approach to Grief and Loss. Mel is a powerful storyteller as she shares her experiences with raw honesty that helps others understand that the losses we experience, and our reactions are part of the whole human experience.

    Topics Mentioned In This Episode



    * TEDx Talk

    * Support the podcast on Patreon





    *As an amazon affiliate I may receive a small percentage of proceeds from any purchases through some of the links above*

    Connect With Melanie



    * Facebook

    * Instagram

    * Website

    * Email: workwith@collectivewisdomcoaching.com



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    Megan

    • 45 min
    Embracing Failure Featuring Kimberly Gold

    Embracing Failure Featuring Kimberly Gold

    Welcome to The Inspired Women Podcast. On this episode your host Megan Hall interviews Kimberly Gold.

    Born to a native Korean woman who would become the first Korean female Chief Warrant Officer Five in the United States Army, Kimberly prides herself on learning directly from her mother, her shero, who taught her first hand how to turn obstacles into opportunities. Kimberly goes outside the boxes people try to put her in by sharing her unique experiences growing up Korean and Black. Add in being married to a foreign-born spouse who currently serves in the United States Army and being a proud parent to a queer meanager, in the words of Kimberly, her world’s All Mixed In.

    Topics Mentioned In This Episode



    * Support the podcast on Patreon





    *As an amazon affiliate I may receive a small percentage of proceeds from any purchases through some of the links above*

    Connect With Kimberly



    * Linktr.ee



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    Megan

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Aimathaa ,

About as Real as You Can Get

I listen to a lot of different podcasts, and this is hands down one of my favorites. Megan’s raw honestly has allowed me to come to terms with my own diagnosis after almost 20 years of having it. The diversity of guests and experiences has opened made me feel less alone in my own traumas and find a sense of community.

Milartmom ,

Listen to enrich your understanding of the world!

I chose to be back on Megan’s podcast because of the authentic, thought-provoking topics. These are the difficult conversations that help improve our understanding of the world we live in. The amazing women on these sessions are inspiring and Megan is a fantastic host!

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Love This Podcast

Megan’s podcast is amazing! She has a variety of guests and topics. I would highly recommend her podcast to anyone who wants to be inspired by other women doing amazing things with their lives!

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