Women Worldwide with Deirdre Breakenridge

Can aromatherapy really help you fight off environmental diseases, aging, and illness? Yes! According to science and the experiences of many, they really can. Linda Oviatt is a Certified Aromatherapist and author who has spent the last several years studying, learning, and sharing everything about essential oils and their place in our health.

Contrary to popular belief, essential oils are everywhere. They’re in the foods we eat, the liquids we drink, and in many of the products we use. But not all essential oils are made equal. Linda is sharing why big box store essential oils are a bastardization of true therapeutic oils and what you can do to better inform yourself.

She also gives us a rundown of the three major schools of thought on essential oils and the best way to use them and why it all depends on you and your history. For many, essential oils are thought of when diffused, but you can also gain benefit when the oils are used on your skin or ingested.

Linda is truly knowledgeable about all things aromatherapy and her insights are extremely useful. She even shares the one big hold up when she first started studying aromatherapy and how she’s overcome it. If you’ve been interested in living a more holistic lifestyle using natural remedies for sickness, pain, and other ailments, you won’t want to miss this conversation.

Show Notes:

  • [01:10] New Jersey is starting to reopen!
  • [03:03] Welcome Linda Oviatt to chat about aromatherapy and health. 
  • [04:44] Did she go through any education process? 
  • [05:39] Do people typically understand aromatherapy right off the bat? 
  • [07:20] Learn more about the benefits of aromatherapy.
  • [08:19] What is the right way to use essential oils? 
  • [10:53] Is a diffuser a good way to introduce essential oils into your life? 
  • [12:50] Which oils go with which benefits? 
  • [15:54] Where does massage come into play? 
  • [18:04] Why you should stay away from essential oils in the big box stores. 
  • [20:55] The biggest lesson she has learned in her career with oils.
  • [22:15] What keeps Linda feeling vibrant and healthy every day? 
  • [23:52] Linda’s final piece of advice regarding health and aromatherapy. 
  • [25:01] Connect with Linda.

Links and Resources:

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Why is it important to start and engage in difficult conversations? Because without them change is impossible. Nassim Abdi spent 12 years as an educator in topics around diversity and inclusion and the intersections between gender, race, and other identities as they relate to systems of discrimination or disadvantage. 

She was later cast in a Netflix-featured film, Secret Ballot, and realized that the Q&A sessions she had were one of her favorite aspects of creating the film. She was engaged and the questions, while difficult, generated amazing conversations. 

It was then that she decided to create StoryBolt, a marketplace platform that enables attitude-changing conversations around the topics of Diversity and Inclusion, using the power of documentary storytelling. Stories are what reach into our hearts and demand action. StoryBolt uses storytelling to generate action through discussion and consideration. 

Listen as we chat about Nassim’s transition from educator to entrepreneur and why her time in the lecture hall helped her find success in front of the camera. Nassim shares tips for the first steps you should take when starting your business, and why it is so important to understand that you cannot build a successful business all on your own. 

We must have the hard conversations. No matter if you own your own business, you lead a team of people, or you’re preparing to one day lead, you have to be willing to be an agent of change. Listen in to learn more.

Show Notes:

  • [01:36] Let’s talk about being the boss!
  • [03:00] Why did Nassim become an entrepreneur and why StoryBolt? 
  • [03:58] What types of topics did Nassim teach on when she was an educator? 
  • [06:02] How Nassim’s film experience influenced StoryBolt.
  • [07:13] Did any of her skills from teaching in the classroom transfer to entrepreneurship? 
  • [09:36] Has Nassim had any AHAs as she’s grown in her business? 
  • [12:30] What steps did Nassim take in the beginning that really helped her business? 
  • [15:31] Why you shouldn’t dabble with your finances per Nicole Rodrigues. 
  • [18:09] How does Nassim stay focused with everything going on? 
  • [21:31] The app that Nassim uses to stay on top of networking. 
  • [23:50] What can you do to keep your passion and be the boss in your business? 
  • [25:23] Connect with Nassim.

Links and Resources:

NRPR Group is a strategic positioning agency that helps businesses, celebrities, entertainment companies, consumer products, and more to build successful brand platforms and reach their business objectives.

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For so many women, managing finances is something that they’ve decided they are bad at. What if you were able to switch that mindset and make money a strength? Pam Hopman has spent the last several years helping people to overcome their money mindset blocks and finally feel as if they have the skills and knowledge needed to manage their own finances. 

Pam has been dedicated to helping others properly manage their money since helping her sister-in-law find her way after the loss of her husband. She’d never been the one to manage her household’s finances and amidst the grief of loss felt completely overwhelmed. Pam later went on to help other family members to reset after loss as well and realized that she truly enjoyed helping people gain a greater knowledge of their finances.

She has since been licensed in several different areas of finance and wealth management and now has a mastermind devoted to helping others gain clarity around their finances, managing their wealth, and beating back the money stories that have been ingrained through money moments. 

If you’re tired of feeling like you’re “bad” at money, take a minute to listen to this amazing conversation. Don’t just listen though, implement Pam’s tips and just keep learning.

Show Notes:

  • [01:45] We’re chatting all about managing money and how to get better at it.
  • [03:12] Welcome Pam Hopman and learn how she became involved in helping others with their money. 
  • [06:07] How can women change the narrative around their ability to manage money? 
  • [08:56] What steps do women need to take to start changing their money mindset? 
  • [10:12] Pam explains what a money moment is and how it affects our mindset.
  • [12:13] Should you change your money personality or become better about the personality you are? 
  • [14:00] How can you approach becoming more involved with the finances for your family? 
  • [16:21] What keeps Pam focused and motivated each day? 
  • [17:34] Why do people choose not to become better with money? 
  • [18:57] How does Pam stay up to date in her field? 
  • [21:00] Pam shares a final bit of advice on how to get better with money.
  • [21:52] Connect with Pam.

Links and Resources:

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According to rainn.org, every 9 minutes Child Protective Services confirms another instance of childhood sexual abuse. What can we do to stop the pernicious spread of abuse? Patricia Eagle joins me to share her story and ways that you can be the voice for children everywhere. 

Patricia was sexually abused by her father from the time she was 4 until she was 14. She tried to tell her mother, but she grew up in a time when the victims of sexual abuse were unlikely to be believed. Instead of receiving help, she was slapped down and told she was a liar. 

She has spent her entire life healing, growing, and learning to love herself again. It wasn’t until recent years however, that she wanted to tell her story on a broader stage. She wrote her book to tell her story but to also bring light to the things that we should all be on the lookout for with our children and the young ones in our lives. 

So, what can you do to stop childhood sexual abuse? Bring greater awareness to the issue. Voice your concerns when things seem off with the children in your life. Be aware of how the perpetrators of sexual abuse act. Don’t let the conversation stop. 

We can end childhood sexual abuse but only if we keep talking about it.

Show Notes:

  • [01:55] Learn more about the statistics behind sexual assault in America.
  • [03:04] Welcome Patricia Eagle to the show to share her story and her experience. 
  • [04:50] How did Patricia get to a place where she could open up about her story? 
  • [07:26] Who did she first talk to about the things that happened to her? 
  • [10:56] Patricia shares how we can move past the stigma around mental health. 
  • [15:15] What is a healthy way for family members to help victims? 
  • [18:32] The landscape of help and support has changed significantly. 
  • [20:39] It’s important to remember that you have to learn to trust and listen to yourself. 
  • [23:59] You can’t take care of others unless you take care of yourself.
  • [25:48] Patricia shares how you can move forward with empathy and hope. 
  • [28:00] Connect with Patricia.

Links and Resources:

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