51 episodes

The Papaya Podcast is a weekly show where your host, Sarah Nicole, dishes out some sweetness mixed in with some seeds of wisdom. Get ready to get inspired, get candid, and get real, because we are all in this digital space together.

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    • Mental Health
    • 4.9, 1.1K Ratings

The Papaya Podcast is a weekly show where your host, Sarah Nicole, dishes out some sweetness mixed in with some seeds of wisdom. Get ready to get inspired, get candid, and get real, because we are all in this digital space together.

    The One Where We Wear Tears As Warpaint With Madeline Merlo

    The One Where We Wear Tears As Warpaint With Madeline Merlo

    Singer, Songwriter & Mental Health advocate, Madeline Merlo joins us today! Hailing from Maple Ridge, BC, Madeline is a CCMA Award and two-time BCCMA Award winning artist, with six Top 15 singles under her belt. Now based in Nashville, TN, Merlo continues to live up to Spotify’s prediction that she is one of the biggest rising stars to watch. Madeline has over 23 million global streams, and in March 2020, she was featured in Spotify's 'Music Needs Women' campaign. But how exactly did she get here? What did THAT look like? Madeline’s story takes us on a journey from childhood songwriting, to being discovered THROUGH A WALL, to being selected as the most recent songwriter of Lady Antebellum's new single “Champagne Night”. And, of course, we deep dive on how mental health and music can really come together.

    Find Madeline on IG @MadelineMerlo and listen to one of her 3 new singles JUST released!

     
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    Produced by Dear Media. 

    • 37 min
    The One About Being The 2% With Lisa Collum

    The One About Being The 2% With Lisa Collum

    Lisa Collum is one of the 2% of women who own a business that hits the $1Million mark, all while being a mother of 4! Lisa is the founder and CEO of Top Score Writing, which began humbly as a teacher who saw a gap in kid’s learning and just started making changes that actually helped students in really big ways. Those changes led to a multi-million dollar business, with just $100 to start and no loans. Lisa takes us into her story of how this all happened, along with some major takeaways for parents now being homeschoolers all around with creating structure and routine at home (it’s not like you think it may be!). 
    Take a deep breath, we really can do this, and we’re not failing.

    Find Lisa at www.lisacollum.com an on IG/Twitter @LisaCollumCEO (because she’s OWNING that title, now!).
     
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    • 37 min
    The One Where She Got Coronavirus with Chinae Alexander

    The One Where She Got Coronavirus with Chinae Alexander

    This week we (virtually) sit down with Chinae Alexander! Former Texan-turned-New Yorker, Chinae Alexander is an entrepreneur, lifestyle personality, writer, speaker, and wellness expert based in Brooklyn, New York. Her message is to empower people to be better through positive thinking, active change, self-love…with a lot of laughing and curse words along the f*****g way. Fresh off her COVID-19 recovery, we talk about what it was really like, and how current realities are challenging her in ways completely unexpected and how she continues to live true to HERSELF so that others may be inspired to do the same. Chinae is also in debt to a racoon a couple million dollars too (it’s not just me!). 
     
    Find Chinae at @chinaealexander and catch her captivating “all questions allowed” podcast Press Send.

    • 47 min
    The One Where We Get Into The Washing Machine of Quarantine with Sarah Nicole

    The One Where We Get Into The Washing Machine of Quarantine with Sarah Nicole

    In this week’s episode - we go solo. For an opportunity to speak about current events, the necessary agitation that isolation has caused, and our emotional and bodily responses to it all. This is a candid conversation around our bodies, shame, our mental health and why it’s ok to be “unstable”. We also discuss how and why Sarah owes 2.1 million dollars to a racoon named Tom… what a ride! 
     
    As always, follow along with Sarah on Instagram @TheBirdsPapaya. 
     
     
    Produced by Dear Media.

    • 29 min
    The One About Having Better Sex With Dr. Lori Brotto

    The One About Having Better Sex With Dr. Lori Brotto

    In this podcast episode, we debunk some myths about sexual desire, illuminate the impact that chronic stress can play in women’s low desire, and discuss Dr. Brotto’s research which found that mindfulness can help manage chronic stress and improve desire. Dr. Lori Brotto aims to place emphasis on pleasure-focused (rather than dysfunction-based) language for women with low sexual desire. Dr. Lori Brotto,PhD, is a clinical psychologist, sex researcher, and Canada Research Chair in Women's Sexual Health. She is a member of various sexuality organizations and an associate editor for Archives of Sexual Behavior. Brotto writes a monthly column called Health Advisor for the Globe and Mail and has been featured in the New York Times, the Walrus, Chatelaine, Dan Savage’s Savage Lovecast, and many other outlets. She lives in Vancouver, BC.

    Dr. Lori’s Book, Better Sex Through Mindfulness: How Women Can Cultivate Desire is available here.
     
     
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    • 44 min
    The One About Sobriety With Jon Lupin, The Poetry Bandit

    The One About Sobriety With Jon Lupin, The Poetry Bandit

    Known as “The Poetry Bandit”, Jon Lupin takes us through his journey to sobriety and how he surprisingly became a poet in the process. Now 5 years sober, Jon shares his incredible story through alcoholism, divorce and authoring THREE poetry books.  With a growing and popular social media, this newly single dad of 3 makes it easy to talk about one of the more uncomfortable things to talk about: being social, and being sober. 

    Jon’s 3 books Encyclopedia of a Broken Heart, You Only Love Me When I’m Suffering & My Sober Little Moon are all available on Amazon, and you can find Jon @The_PoetryBandit for daily snippets of his work and inspiration.
     
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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

alexishaines1017 ,

Love Sara

Sara has the sweetest soul. I love this podcast and how conversational it is. Five ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Update: still 5 stars! The work Sara does is so important.

MandaDu4 ,

I tried.

I love following Sarah on Instagram and I gave the podcast an honest try. But even this long into it and she still dominates the conversation and speaks over her guests. It’s just not for me.

VanFranAn ,

LOVE.

this podcast is uplifting, eye opening, progressive, inspiring, educational, and somehow fun at the same time!! i love it. thank you sarah for putting this content out. it. is. incredible.

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