13 episodes

Welcome to the Living Courageously Podcast! This is a place where women can really connect with themselves through the lens of courage. What does courage mean to you? What does it look like to live a courageous life? What does it mean to turn these dreams, these thoughts, these visions into these lived experiences and these realities? I’m your host Ashley Strong Smith. In this lifetime, I’ve been blessed to continuously live through a place of courage, turning my dreams into realities and truly experiencing a life that is far better than I imagined. My greatest inspiration is bringing the very tools, rituals, practices and tangible resources to you alongside the women who you’ll meet here! Ultimately building a community around women, choosing courage over fear – creating their dream lives! Because do you know what, it will be far better than you imagined.

The Living Courageously Podcast with Ashley Strong Smith Ashley Strong Smith

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Welcome to the Living Courageously Podcast! This is a place where women can really connect with themselves through the lens of courage. What does courage mean to you? What does it look like to live a courageous life? What does it mean to turn these dreams, these thoughts, these visions into these lived experiences and these realities? I’m your host Ashley Strong Smith. In this lifetime, I’ve been blessed to continuously live through a place of courage, turning my dreams into realities and truly experiencing a life that is far better than I imagined. My greatest inspiration is bringing the very tools, rituals, practices and tangible resources to you alongside the women who you’ll meet here! Ultimately building a community around women, choosing courage over fear – creating their dream lives! Because do you know what, it will be far better than you imagined.

    Sleeping with Lions: A Year in Tanzania with Lee Anne McIlroy

    Sleeping with Lions: A Year in Tanzania with Lee Anne McIlroy

    Episode 12 - Sleeping with Lions: A Year in Tanzania with Lee Anne McIlroy

    Tune in for a passionate, intentional and expansive expression as Lee Anne shares her experience of living in Tanzania for a year and it's reflection in her new book, "Sleeping with Lions: A Year in Tanzania." 

    As a linguist, her book is written with such a rich, dynamic, vibrant reflection of her experience that feels SO real to the reader, like you're right there with her throughout her whole experience! 

    Lee Anne McIlroy was the Senior English Language Fellow in Tanzania for the US State Department's Office of English Language Instruction, and she has also worked as a language specialist in Tanzania and the Comoros Islands. She holds degrees in Linguistics from UCLA and CSULB. Lee Anne is currently the chair of the ESL department at Cerritos College, and she is an advocate for writing and storytelling.

    Connecting with Lee Anne McIlroy : 
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    Music by : Tristen Whaley / @t_whales / tristenwhaley@me.com / Spotify

    • 38 min
    Honoring our Unique Mountain Ridges with its Dynamic Peaks and Valleys.

    Honoring our Unique Mountain Ridges with its Dynamic Peaks and Valleys.

    Episode 11 - Honoring our Unique Mountain Ridges with its Dynamic Peaks and Valleys.

    “A life well lived is full of losses and tragedies as much as triumphs and adventures.”

    Tune in a I reflect on what courage is through the lens of this Mountain Ridge as each phase of our life - a day, week, month, six months, a year, 10 years can be reflected in these mountain ridges.  These Mountain Ridges are made of of some of the some dynamic, interesting terrains - a metaphor for our lives! 

    Without the valleys, you do not have the peaks.
    Without the losses and treaties, you do not have the triumphs and adventures.

    Free GUIDE - 5 Ways to stop caring about what others think and focus on how you feel, creating the space to turn your dreams into realities!

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    Music by : Tristen Whaley / @t_whales / tristenwhaley@me.com / Spotify

    • 23 min
    Feeling, Sensing & Knowing - That is ALL Intuition with Carrie Stiers, Psychic Medium

    Feeling, Sensing & Knowing - That is ALL Intuition with Carrie Stiers, Psychic Medium

    This is an episode, you do not want to miss. An hour of a very honest, raw and "courageous" conversation with Psychic Medium, Carrie Stiers as we dive into courage to her, her most courageous moments, what is means to be a Psychic Medium and oh so much more!

    Carrie Stiers is an internationally known Psychic-Medium and Spiritual Teacher who delivers messages and intuitive guidance to her clients from their Angels, Spirit Guides and deceased loved ones in Spirit.  She awoke to her gifts during her grandmother’s funeral when she was just six years old.  During the funeral, Carrie saw and communicated with her grandmother in Spirit and with those who were there to assist her grandmother in crossing over.   Carrie has trained and studied with World Renowned Psychic Mediums John Holland and Janet Nohavec, and she was mentored in the Spiritualist Church by the Rev. Suzanne Greer at the historic Camp Chesterfield, Indiana.

    Connect with Carrie Stiers, Psychic Medium
    www.carriestiers.com
    https://www.instagram.com/carriestiers/
    https://www.facebook.com/carriestierspsychicmedium

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    Music by : Tristen Whaley / @t_whales / tristenwhaley@me.com / Spotify

    • 56 min
    Courage in Action, Part 2 - What Would YOU do if YOU Jumped?

    Courage in Action, Part 2 - What Would YOU do if YOU Jumped?

    Episode 09 - Courage in Action, Part 2 - What Would YOU do if YOU Jumped?

    With space comes clarity.
    With clarity comes action.
    With action comes change and progression
    With this change and progression becomes this very authentic, transparent, raw expression of what it is to be you!

    Tune in to dive deeper into what life has been like this past month, more so this past week as your host, Ashley Strong Smith then shares a very honest expression of a poem, "What would you do if you jumped?" into a guided meditation and oh so much more! 

    Free GUIDE - 5 Ways to stop caring about what others think and focus on how you feel, creating the space to turn your dreams into realities!

    Want to tune into Steve Harvey's JUMP? Watch here!

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    Music by : Tristen Whaley / @t_whales / tristenwhaley@me.com / Spotify

    • 39 min
    Do Not Give Up!

    Do Not Give Up!

    Episode 08 - DO NOT GIVE UP!

    Have you had one of those days? Maybe 2, 3, 4, weeks of those days? Where you feel absolutely defeated and deflated? Where you just want to give up? Where you’re so exhausted? And feel like you’re so uninspired? Being robed of the time to tap into your creativity?

    I feel you! Know that you are not alone. I have been there and so too have so many other souls and entrepreneurs. I am here to gently remind you that those are the moments that are testing you.

    Those are the moments that are showing you how bad you want this THING. You can do this. You have got this! You were meant to do this.

    Everyday is a new day, a new opportunity to start and try again. Reconnect with your heart. Reconnect with your intention. Reconnect with the why behind what you’re doing.

    Tune in to learn more about the four categories and how I use them to not give up!

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    Music by : Tristen Whaley / @t_whales / tristenwhaley@me.com / Spotify

    • 35 min
    Know your Voice, Honor your Instinct with Dr. Gabrielle Jones

    Know your Voice, Honor your Instinct with Dr. Gabrielle Jones

    Episode 07 - Know your Voice, Honor your Instinct  with Dr. Gabrielle Jones

    Dr. Gabrielle Jones, founder of Steady Clinical Consultation, Training, and Development, is a licensed psychologist who specializes in culturally responsive substance use treatment as well as Justice, Belonging, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion. Dr. Jones provides consultation and trainings in these areas to individuals, organizations, agencies, and corporations. When you choose Steady, you are choosing a dedication to and passion for consistency in your programs, the environment you cultivate for your staff, and the cultural responsiveness you provide within your community.

    Connect with Dr. Gabrielle Jones :
    Twitter handle: @steady_llc
    Website: www.steadyllc.com
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/steady-clinical-consultation-training-and-development
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    Music by : Tristen Whaley / @t_whales / tristenwhaley@me.com / Spotify

    • 43 min

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Ashley is such a strong, inspirational, and courageous woman. What I love about ashley’s podcasts is her willingness to share her personal experiences and stories, being transparent, and creating a deeper connection with the audience. A space to be inspired and connected to each other and to find your own personal courage to step into. I love the tools she shares and have even incorporated some into my life. Thank you for sharing your courageous heart 🤍

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Ashley’s podcast gave me a jolt of inspiration and took me from feeling overwhelmed to productive and capable! Episodes are just 20 minutes, so easy to incorporate into your routine. Supportive, actionable steps to living courageously. Love it!

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