I know I’m not the only creative out there who struggles with anxiety.
But I’m pretty sure we can all agree that it sucks.
For a long time I felt so alone in my struggles. Like no one understood what I was feeling. I found the more I spoke up about it the more I connected with others just like myself.
That’s why I’ve created this space, so you can come hang out while I chat about everything from business to relationships and all the awkward and interesting inbetweens of living a creative life.
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll for sure cringe at an inside look of the life of an anxious creative.
Josie is a fellow Canadian hairstylist who I’ve admired since joining Instagram. We’ve texted back and forth, and I am so pumped that we got to sit down and chat. She does a killer bleach and tone and has the most hilarious sense of humour I’ve seen. Listen while Josie and I chat about business, dealing with bad reviews, and our biggest challenges with owning a Salon.
I interview my client Jessica. When she was just 6 years old her Mom packed up her and her two sisters and left an abusive marriage. They came to Calgary where they lived in a women's shelter for 3 months. Her story is powerful and full of courage and bravery.
It affirmed again why I am in this industry. It's so much more than just hair. It’s about connections and community and to have women know their worth and value.
‘I have a passion for connecting with other hairstylists and creating a community of like-minded artists. This is such an incredible industry that I am so thankful to be a part of. I am constantly striving to learn more about the hair industry and to grow as a creative.’
I’m so excited to share with you my conversation with Jamie.
It’s been so fun to watch her grow her biz and see OH HOT GRAM become the huge success it is today. Recently she co-founded EMBER RETREAT, and I am beyond pumped to be speaking at it in Palm Springs this September.
This week's episode I have my friend Gina Devine on to talk about how we do life as anxious creatives.
Gina has been a creative her whole life, growing up in salons (her mom is a stylist) and going to fine art school she is a true artist. But like me, don't ask her to cook you a meal, it ain't gonna happen.
The podcast is getting a make over! Or at least a new name. Listen in while I chat with you guys about the new name and why I’m so passionate about it. This one is probably my most vulnerable yet. I walk you through some of my experiences that have brought me to where I am now and why I’m so passionate about helping others. Thanks for listening in.
We are back for more. Tiana shares even more about her career as an escort, how it doesn’t define her, and the biggest misconception people have about her. If you enjoyed last week then you don’t want to miss this one.
Is it hot in here?!? While doing my friend and client Tiana's extensions I ask her all the burning questions I’ve always wondered about her industry. What’s the difference between a prostitute and an escort? What was her first appointment like? Knowing what she knows now would she still do it? Eavesdrop in on our conversation and learn everything you ever wondered, but have been too shy to ask.
Friendships, they can be tough! I chat with my good friend Lizzie all about it. What makes friendships work, and what doesn’t. Letting go of toxic friends and how we’ve managed to maintain our friendship while both running businesses and living so far apart.
Jillian, my Online Business Manager, and I sit down and chat about being self employed, business and life with mental illness, and how what she does can help creatives.
Nick and I are back for week two. We get a bit more serious on this one, sharing about the struggles of communication, doing long distance and everyday life as a couple. But don’t worry, there’s still some laughs, especially when we chat about how we first said I love you.
Come hang out at my kitchen table while I sit down with my boyfriend and chat over drinks. We talk all about how we met, long distance dating, and my most awkward moments in our relationship. Get ready to laugh. This episode won't disappoint.
Dawn sits down with her client and mentor Leanne and they talk all about the struggles of starting your own business, being a boss, and how they deal with failures.
Dawn and her client, Hilary, bond over starting their own business but quickly get into talking about failures in the kitchen and at home, which revolve around Dawn's lack of domestic skills. They laugh over each other's stories and end by discussing the quirks of family dynamics.
This episode is jam packed, so make sure to listen in. Dawn and Sanja discuss everything from body shaming, breast feeding, sex after kids, and the fear of something going wrong when everything is going right. They get right into it and how we project the stresses of our everyday lives onto hair decisions (rash decisions to cut bangs, etc.).
Kellie and Dawn laugh their way through this episode chatting about everything imaginable. They bond over their feelings of being born performers but lacking the talent to make it happen and share their experiences as children of entrepreneurs.
Listen in as they tell all about their current love lives, how they met their partners, and surprise themselves with a shared childhood past time.
This episode also features Dawn playing two truths and a lie that you won't want to miss.
In Dawn's pilot episode she talks with Becky, a client of hers for the past 3 years. They recap what their appointments have been like and reminisce on Becky's first time getting her hair done with Dawn.
They talk about sex, 50 Shades of Grey, when they first learned about sex as kids, how hard it is to accept help, how frustrating...