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Life is an art. Make it your masterpiece.

The Lavendaire Lifestyle is a podcast on personal growth and lifestyle design. Hosted by YouTuber and entrepreneur Aileen Xu, this podcast shares insight & inspiration on how to shine as your brightest self and create your dream life.

New episodes on Sundays.

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Life is an art. Make it your masterpiece.

The Lavendaire Lifestyle is a podcast on personal growth and lifestyle design. Hosted by YouTuber and entrepreneur Aileen Xu, this podcast shares insight & inspiration on how to shine as your brightest self and create your dream life.

New episodes on Sundays.

    194: Sensuality, Sexuality and Divine Feminine Energy w/ Anjua Maximo

    194: Sensuality, Sexuality and Divine Feminine Energy w/ Anjua Maximo

    In a culture dominant in divine masculine energy, focused on drive, logic, and brains, many of us have lost touch with our divine feminine energy, our innate body’s wisdom, intuition, and connection to the heart. Anjua Maximo shares the power of sensual embodiment in our healing journey. Close your eyes, listen to the music and let your body guide you. Reconnect to your senses, reclaim your heart, and release shame. You deserve to be you, unapologetically.

    Life and sensual embodiment coach, Anjua Maximo devotes her work to helping women feel whole, inspired, and free - in their mind, body and soul. She has an online community of over 200K on TikTok, runs the Electric Feminine podcast, and owns GrooveRyde fitness studio with her husband. Anjua believes that music and movement have the power to help you discover yourself and feel free no matter what stage in life you’re at.

    Disclaimer: This episode mentions SA, eating disorders, and cancer.




    TIMESTAMPS:

    02:10 - Discovering sensual dance
    06:45 - Freedom over perfection
    12:01 - Sensual vs. sexual
    20:15 - Facing your fears
    25:51 - What is divine feminine energy?
    41:11 - How to differentiate your real voice from your gremlin
    50:08 - Sensuality, sexuality & spirituality
    57:27 - Give yourself space & grace

    FIND ANJUA ONLINE:

    Website
    TikTok: @anjuamaximo

    Instagram: @anjuamaximo


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    MENTIONED:

    The Electric Feminine Podcast
    GrooveRyde fitness studio
    Sheila Kelley - S Factor

    The video version of this interview is available on YouTube: Episode 194




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    • 59 min
    193: Dreams, Failures & Never Giving Up w/ Viet Nguyen

    193: Dreams, Failures & Never Giving Up w/ Viet Nguyen

    “You can’t fail if you never give up.” This is chef Viet Nguyen’s motto, a mantra that has seen him through incredible hardship and into inspiring success. From working as an exchange student to living in his car, Viet Nguyen will stop at nothing to make his dreams come true. He is a firm believer in nurturing your passion and never giving up on yourself, even when others do.

    Viet Nguyen is the founder and Co-CEO of Kei Concepts, a thriving restaurant, and management group that develops and manages proprietary brands and incubates emerging concepts. Since 2013, Kei Concepts has introduced 11 restaurant concepts to the Orange County area in California.

    Disclaimer: This episode is for educational purposes only and is not financial advice.




    TIMESTAMPS:

    04:05 - A passion for Art
    10:34 - Falling in love with cooking
    17:49 - Ingredients: failure and patience
    24:30 - A love story & business partnership
    44:12 - The relationship between confidence and fear
    55:00 - The science behind success: the right people
    56:40 - Heart-centered business: art first, money later
    01:07:16 - Intersecting identities: Vietnam & America
    01:14:22 - Bonus wrap-up: protecting mom & pop shops at all costs

    FIND VIET ONLINE:

    Website
    Instagram: @kei.concepts


    SPONSORS:
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    MENTIONED:


    Súp noodle bar - pho restaurant

    Vox Kitchen - Asian comfort food restaurant

    Gem Dining - progressive Southeast Asian dining

    Nếp Café - elevated French-Vietnamese brunch

    Kin Craft Ramen & Izakaya - a unique ramen experience

    Rol Hand Roll Bar - hand roll restaurant

    Ini Ristorante - Japanese-inspired Italian cuisine

    The video version of this interview is available on YouTube: Episode 193




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    • 1 hr 16 min
    192: Introversion, Self Acceptance and Human Connection w/ Lana Blakely

    192: Introversion, Self Acceptance and Human Connection w/ Lana Blakely

    What happens when we step out of fear and into authenticity? Lana Blakely leans into the discomfort of vulnerability, braving the fear of rejection, to create real art, and touch people’s hearts. As she puts it, “what’s the worst that can happen?” By being ourselves, we can inspire others to do the same.




    Swedish YouTuber, Lana Blakely shares her journey with introversion, self-acceptance, and confidence. She believes in leading with emotions, listening to the present moment, and letting identities be fluid.




    TIMESTAMPS:

    04:42 - Making content for your “younger self”
    07:01 - Vulnerability & boundaries
    10:58 - Creative process: planning & spontaneity
    18:06 - Intro to Attachment Theory
    22:18 - Introversion & self-acceptance
    32:50 - Opening up & sharing on the internet
    52:58 - The complex relationship with inspiration
    55:24 - The future of content creation & shortening attention spans

    FIND LANA ONLINE:

    Website
    YouTube
    Instagram: @lanablakely

    Twitter: @lanablakelys

    TikTok: @lanablakely

    Facebook
    Podcast

    SPONSORS:

    Bombas | 20% off first purchase at bombas.com/TLL

    Ephemeris | 15% off your talisman with offer code: TLL at ephemeris.co


    MENTIONED:

    “Attached” - Amir Levine: book on attachment style
    “The Inner Sky” - Steven Forrest: beginner’s book to astrology

    The video version of this interview is available on YouTube: Episode 192




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    • 1 hr 2 min
    191: Intuition, Tarot & Divination w/ Vanessa Somuayina

    191: Intuition, Tarot & Divination w/ Vanessa Somuayina

    Sensitivity is sometimes seen as a weakness, but the truth is it’s a powerful strength. Vanessa Somuayina uses her gift as a sixth sense. Her intuition and energy are the powers she wields to uplift others around the world, from representation to readings.




    Tarot reader, YouTube star, author, and entrepreneur, Vanessa Somuayina shares how Tarot and Divinity can help provide guidance, find synchronicities in life, and expand our hearts. She believes in sacred routines, following your heart, and tuning into your intuition.




    TIMESTAMPS:

    08:08 - Staying true to helping others
    10:58 - Psychic sixth sense of sensitivity & déjà vu
    15:44 - Preparing for readings
    20:17 - Tarot card “rules:” make your own

    30:22 - Entrepreneurial journey
    36:14 - Creating art from the heart
    45:50 - Do’s and Don’t of conducting & receiving readings
    49:44 - Intentional routines: effective over productive

    FIND VANESSA ONLINE:

    Website
    YouTube
    Instagram: @vanessa_somuayina


    SPONSORS:

    Jinjer | 20% off first purchase at jinjer.US/TLL

    HelloFresh | code tll16 for 16 free meals and 3 free gifts at hellofresh.com/tll16


    MENTIONED:

    beau life IG
    pastel journey tarot
    gentle heart tarot
    the wild muse oracle deck

    The video version of this interview is available on YouTube: Episode 191




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    • 58 min
    190: Astrology for Healing, Business & Self Acceptance w/ Chani Nicholas

    190: Astrology for Healing, Business & Self Acceptance w/ Chani Nicholas

    Life is a chaotic circus. One minute things could feel great, and the next things could seem absolutely awful. Amidst it all you might have asked yourself “What am I even doing?” and “Do I even have free will?” Chani Nicholas shares how astrology can help us cope with uncertainty, nurture self-acceptance and reveal our life’s purpose.




    Chani stresses the importance of being lost to be found, and how leaning into discomfort helps us grow. She invites us to explore what could happen if we stopped fighting ourselves, and reminds us that we cannot heal on our own. At the end of the day, our growth is collective. How can we move with intentionality and connect our pieces of light together, to radiate a healthier world?




    TIMESTAMPS:

    11:42 - Astrology is one of the greatest shortcuts into who you are.
    20:48 - How do you be a human and run a business? Stay human.
    28:30 - We were born with our “ingredients” but we decide what recipes to cook.
    31:28 - You can’t do life wrong.
    35:00 - Why “being lost” is an invaluable step in our journeys.
    40:43 - If you want to change you have to be willing to let some things go.
    48:55 - With greater consciousness comes greater responsibility. How are we creating healing in this one precious life?
    53:55 - Let your fragment of light guide you towards healing yourself and others.

    FIND CHANI ONLINE:

    Website
    App: CHANI

    Twitter: @chaninicholas

    TikTok: @chaninicholas

    Instagram: @chaninicholas


    MENTIONED:

    Book: You Were Born for This

    Netflix series: Star Power


    The video version of this interview is available on YouTube: Episode 190





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    • 1 hr 1 min
    189: Reinvent Your Identity & Make Decisions for Yourself w/ Maddy Park

    189: Reinvent Your Identity & Make Decisions for Yourself w/ Maddy Park

    Following a set career path with clear steps may feel safe, but is that honoring your true self? Maddy Park talks about her upbringing, how it led to years of stability (and an unfulfilling career in dentistry), and taking the risk to become a content creator making cozy cooking vlogs.

    While juggling a part time job and creating cooking videos, Maddy shares how cooking became a form of therapy and how she formed a new identity by taking control of her life. She also takes us behind the scenes of Cafe Maddy Cab: an AAPI charity and non-profit (despite having no experience at all).




    TIMESTAMPS:

    4:14 — Cooking is like Therapy
    8:42 — Growing up Korean, Following a “Stable” Career Path, and Becoming a Content Creator
    13:20 — Forming a New Identity and Quitting Dentistry
    19:48 — Advice for My Younger Self
    22:36 — Inspiration and My Grandpa
    32:05 — Cafe Maddy Cab
    45:12 — Taking Control of Life and Investing Into What You Want To Do
    51:03 — Be Your Number 1 Fan of Your Own Content

    FIND MADDY ONLINE:

    Website
    TikTok: @cafemaddy

    Instagram: @cafemaddy

    YouTube

    SPONSOR:
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    MENTIONED:

    Cafe Maddy Cab
    Cafe Maddy Cab Instagram
    The Cafe Maddy Podcast
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    Spotify
    YouTube



    Sujebi (Korean comfort dish) recipe
    Seaweed soup recipe
    Maddy’s Korean vlog
    Liah Yoo (CEO of Krave Beauty, co-leader of Cafe Maddy Cab)

    The video version of this interview is available on YouTube: Episode 189




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    • 56 min

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