The Secret To Living A Beautiful Life

The Secret To Living A Beautiful Life

“The thing that has made the difference in my life is letting life flow through me.” Jacquie Forde

Life is meant to be lived to the fullest. In this episode, my guest Jacquie Forde shows us what it is like to live a life of being unashamedly human. She’s a mischievous and lovely soul who is always ready for a laugh. From a professional perspective, Jacquie is a kick-ass coach and speaker focused on raising consciousness by sharing an understanding of how life works. She is also the host of a fabulous new podcast – Unashamedly Human. I highly recommend you tune in to her weekly chats. 

I loved my conversation with Jacquie. I wish I had pressed record on the pre-chat, we shared a lot of wisdom and giggles. Our conversation covers a lot of ground, some parts quite serious and others just fun. Some highlights from our conversation include:

– the power of not trying to fit into a round hole when you are a square peg, embrace who you are;

– the power of knowing that no-one is broken and no-one needs fixing; and

– life is much more enjoyable when we let life flow through us instead of trying to control, analyze or change our experience.

I hope you enjoyed the giggles and conversation. It was lighthearted but also full of wisdom.

Here are a few thought bomb takeaways:

  • Anyone who is struggling with addiction, self-harming, etc. is looking for a different feeling, it’s a misunderstanding about their experience of life;
  • One of the things we keep pointing to in this podcast is the power of understanding how human experience works. The evidence of sharing this understanding continues to be life-changing for so many individuals. Jacquie’s study with young women dealing with depression is evidence of this;
  • Memory is just thoughts carried across time. It’s not fresh information, it’s old information that may or may not be useful in the present moment; and finally
  • Every experience in life has something to show you.

Episode #7: The CPR of Life

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Much love,


If you would like to learn more about Jacquie:

Empowering Women – Free The Girls

Empowering Women – Free The Girls

This conversation highlights the power of empowering women. It has such a massive ripple effect.

One of the reasons I started this podcast is to show the power of connection, potential, and resilience. This conversation exemplifies all of these qualities. In this episode, I have the pleasure of having a conversation with Selah Davenport, Operations Manager of Free The Girls, an organization that helps girls freed from trafficking live a life of freedom.

This is an area near and dear to me. There are many of us in the mental health and wellbeing industry who have much to offer in this area.

The world needs more of these conversations. The news is filled with what’s wrong in the world. Imagine what would happen if we focused on the amazing things individuals are doing in the world. When we focus on helping lift each other up, there is a ripple effect of goodness. 

Some highlights from our conversation include:

– the power of empowering girls after they exit trafficking and exploitation;

– the ripple effect of helping girls and women attain economic independence; and

– how donating gently used or new bras can make a tremendous difference in the lives of others.  

I hope you enjoy the conversation and feel inspired to help out in any way you can. If you have any comments or questions please reach out, I’d love to hear from you.

Until next time, be well, be inspired, be you.

Much love,


To connect with Selah:

To Get Involved With Free The Girls:

Other links mentioned in the conversation:


Guidelines on Hosting A Bra Drive

Drop-Off Locations

Downloadable and Printable Resources

Newsletter Sign-Up

2015 Impact Report

2016 Impact Report

Blog – wonderful storytelling about our programming, program partners, women in the program and supporters

Program Partner in El Salvador

CNN story “Mozambique or Bust”

CNN story about El Salvador program

Stories of Freedom video

FB and Instagram


The Answer To Ending War

In this episode we travel across the world to Tel Aviv to talk to Stephanie Fox, Middle-East Director of One Solution Global. She’s a small town Minnesota ready to take on the world. Her passion for ending war and contributing to social change is contagious. I’m so inspired by the work Stephanie is doing. I think you’ll enjoy this conversation.  

Some highlights from our conversation include:

– the history of states and how humans politically organized themselves;  

– addressing some of the worlds larger and society’s smaller problems are easier than we might think; and

– the difference you can make in the world by following your passion.  

I was so inspired by this conversation. I am passionate about resolving conflict at the personal level, and this conversation helped me realize that addressing the conflict whether or a personal or global level starts at the same point. Please feel free to reach out with any feedback.

Much love,


To connect with Stephanie:

To learn more about the One Solution Conference:


The Fountain of Youth

The Fountain of Youth

If you are searching for the fountain of youth look no further. In this episode, I had the pleasure of chatting with Dr. Leonie Morris, a psychologist, and coach focusing on the limiting beliefs around age and an all round amazing human being. Chatting with Leonie is like taking an elixir.  

Some highlights from our conversation include:

– where does happiness come from? Great news, it’s a LOT closer than you might think;

– the impact of how society views ageing and places in the world where ageing is embraced and the impact that has on longevity; and

– Leonie’s discovery of the Fountain of Youth.

I hope you enjoy the show. And please feel free to reach out with any feedback.

Much love,


Here are a few thought bomb takeaways:

  • age is a number – the negative impact comes when we view it as a negative chapter in our lives and on society;
  • vitality is within you. When you don’t view getting older as a major life event you are more likely to live a longer life;
  • our elderly populations are an under utilized yet incredible source and example of resilience; and finally
  • how children live is a great example of embracing life. They are spontaneous, they don’t carry around baggage or grudges and they live their lives with incredible playfulness. Sounds like the recipe for living a youthful life, no matter how old you are.

Thank-you for listening. I hope you enjoyed the show. Information about Leonie’s Forever Young Program as well as ways to connect with Leonie can be found in the show notes.  

Until next time: Be well. Be inspired. Be You.

To connect with Leonie:

The Power of Play

The Power of Play

In this episode I have the pleasure of chatting with the lovely Colette Reilly. Colette is a personal and business coach, a Director of Potential in Me, a ponder of big questions and a tea Jenny.

We talk about the power of play, both in our personal and professional life. When people are relaxed and happy they are more productive, creative and the work environment is much healthier. The power of play is undervalued in today’s society. Taking time to do things that are fun, relaxing and nurture your soul is never a bad thing. It has a ripple effect in our personal and professional lives.

Here are a few thought bomb takeaways:

  • Let’s take life a little less seriously. Play makes life and your career more enjoyable and more so it makes us more resourceful, it makes us show up better in every aspect of our lives;
  • Life is not that hard, making good stuff happen is not that hard. You need to decide what you want and take some action. Everything else is overthinking; and finally
  • At the end of the day we are not our thinking, we do not have to believe every thought that we think – this is also at the heart of my coaching. You will hear through these podcasts myself and my guests refer to the 3P or the 3 principles. In a nutshell, we are always and only living in the experience of our thoughts in the moment. We’ll be diving more into that in future episodes.

Until next time: Be well. Be inspired. Be You.


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