12 episodes

Thank you for joining us, I’m your host, Catrina Houston. Girl mom, dental hygienist, author and life enthusiast. Every single person has a story. On this show we will talk to people who have dusted themselves off and turned their pain into purpose. Don’t wait for someone to tell you that you can. It’s time to break free from the past and become who you are meant to be.

The Smile Effect Podcast Catrina Houston

    • Education

Thank you for joining us, I’m your host, Catrina Houston. Girl mom, dental hygienist, author and life enthusiast. Every single person has a story. On this show we will talk to people who have dusted themselves off and turned their pain into purpose. Don’t wait for someone to tell you that you can. It’s time to break free from the past and become who you are meant to be.

    12: Sandra Elia: Overcoming food addiction

    12: Sandra Elia: Overcoming food addiction

    Sandra Elia is one of the world’s first Certified Food Addiction Counselors. Sandra knows first hand the pain of living with morbid obesity and has developed a proven program to overcome addictive eating and achieving a healthy body size. Sandra is also influencing the way doctors treat obesity, doing away with unhealthy and unhelpful calorie-counting myths.
    In this episode, Sandra talks about her struggle with food which began in childhood, how she took control of her life and how she used her pain to make a difference in the lives of others.

    • 48 min
    11: How to stop body shaming and get off the yo-yo diet train

    11: How to stop body shaming and get off the yo-yo diet train

    Emily is not your 'typical' trainer or nutrition professional. As a child, she was never involved in sports and typically felt like a chubby outsider. It took a long time for her to find motivation and the drive to become mentally and physically healthier. See, Emily is a real person with real struggles and her own story.

    On this episode, Emily walks us through how she stopped the body shaming and jumped off the yo-yo diet train.

    As a gym owner and health coach, Emily has spent countless hours inside and outside of the gym helping others reach their physical aspirations and potential. But where she has felt the biggest reward and sense of accomplishment is teaching people how they can build better lives one step at a time.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    10: Dr. David Vaughan, Planting a Million Corals

    10: Dr. David Vaughan, Planting a Million Corals

    In episode 10, we have Dr. David Vaughan. He is a Marine Biologist who has found a way to save our coral reefs, which in turn, is saving our oceans and most importantly, our plant.

    We discuss how his love of the ocean grew from childhood, to how crucial the oceans are to our survival and what we as individuals can do to help.

    Dr. Vaughan is down to earth and full of tremendous wisdom. I know everyone can find some inspiration from this episode.

    Dr. Vaughan has held positions in aquaculture research and development for over 30 years. He directed the Aquaculture Division at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution for 17 years, including the design, build and operation of the 60 acre HBOI Aquaculture Development Park, the world’s only completely recirculating center for aquaculture training and demonstration. He is often cited with creating the R&D and scale-up of clam farming technologies in Florida, and directing the training programs and operations of the nation’s largest hatchery to produce clams used for the retraining displaced fisherman.
    He founded and developed ORA, Oceans, Reefs and Aquariums Inc., a large marine ornamental production facility. He worked with Phillippe Cousteau and Earth Echo International on coral reef restoration initiatives. As previous Executive Director of the Mote Marine Laboratory in the Florida Keys, he started the coral restoration program, heralded with developing the new technology of “micro-fragmentation” and is helping people globally, in this process as a scalable tool for reef restoration.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    09: Jennifer Morrone: How to see past your pain to find your purpose

    09: Jennifer Morrone: How to see past your pain to find your purpose

    Jennifer Morrone's life was changed when she became blind in her right eye after proper infection control procedures were not followed at the Dentist when a needle was dropped in her eye.

    Following the accident Jenn became the leading force in patient advocacy (especially in eye protection) in the Dental profession, bridging the gap between the professional industry, the students and the patients.

    Listen to Jenn's story and how she took a tragic event and turned it into a worldwide message.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    08: The Path to Empathy

    08: The Path to Empathy

    In this episode of the podcast, Christie Lincoln discusses what life was like growing up in a Native American tribe, how she moved past two miscarriages as well as postpartum depression.

    Christie knew at a young age that she wanted to speak up for those who did not have a voice, which she does through her website, Your Smiling Hygienist.

    Links to Christie and her website, visit
    https://catrinahouston.com/

    • 1 hr 2 min
    07: Adapia D'Errico: Breaking free from the life you thought you wanted

    07: Adapia D'Errico: Breaking free from the life you thought you wanted

    Adapie D'errico is best known for a Goal Cast video that went viral with more than 12 million views. In the talk, Adapia discussed the moment she realized the life she thought she always wanted was actually holding her back.

    I would be putting it mildly if I said that video caused quite the reaction from people.

    In this episode of The Smile Effect, Adapia discusses the true meaning of that Truth-telling for truth seekers speech, why she believes so many people were affected and how important it is to love ourselves, regardless of others opinions.

    For more information and how you can connect with Adapia, visit:
    www.catrinahouston.com

    • 1 hr 27 min

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