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Pieces of Grit Full Library

Passion and perseverance are the things that determine our success. Here you'll find stories of women digging in, getting to the root of who they are and making big things happen in their lives.

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Episode 83: Finally Speaking What I Believe with Jory Micah

Jory completed an AA in Practical Theology, a BS in Church Ministries and an MA in Biblical Studies. She combines her education and life experience to advocate for injustice on every level and especially speak up for women.

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The Grit List

Short episodes to give you the tips, tricks, and tools to develop grit in your own life. We cover everything from personal relationships to confrontation skills to why you should organize your kitchen. It's quick, it's fun, and it will amp up your life!

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Episode 82: It's OKAY to be Uncomfortable

Much of life is uncomfortable if we stop and think about it. Removing discomfort is not a worthwhile pursuit, so what is?

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Episode 81: Should Your Passions Match Your Job?

There is a lot of buzz around pursuing your passions, but does that mean it should infiltrate every area of your life?

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Episode 80: Why We Need More Women in Construction

I love finding women who are changing stereotypes and working to bring balance to male-dominated industries. Stephanie is an architect, real estate agent and General Contractor doing just that.

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Episode 78: Q&A with Oneya Okuwobi on How to Fight Racism

Oneya Okuwobi, author, doctoral candidate, wife, pastor, and mother, joined a Zoom call with some of the show's listeners who requested time with her to open up about some of the questions they have regarding race.

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Episode 75: Freemason to Mansion

A vacant freemason temple with renovations for decades and a hint of the paranormal. Just want everyone dreams of as their next home, right? Theresa and her family knew they had found home sweet home and the biggest adventure of all.

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Episode 69: WOC Spotlight: Love MUST Contain Justice with Courtney Wright

This black female pastor has been through decades of racism and promises and attempts at reform. She is sharing her heart and her wisdom on how we move forward from here.

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Episode 66: Don't Be Afraid to NOT Go Back to Normal with Oneya Okuwobi

You're a racist. I'm a racist. Let's admit that and get it out of the way. Let's aim for justice and an understanding of systemic issues that prevent us from creating equity - a chance for people to seize opportunity and make a better life.

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Episode 38: Striving for Racial Healing

You know we need to be further along as a society. You want to play your part. Where in the world do you start? Right here with Oneya and this conversation.

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Episode 62: Conscious Leadership: Work Happy, Live Happy, Be Happy

We all want to live more consciously, especially in crazy times like these. increasing awareness begins with our self awareness. Meredith illuminates all the ways to better lead yourself.

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Episode 60: Beauty from Ashes: Uganda

Adventurous women inspire me greatly. Hannah is no exception. She moved to Africa in her early 20s and was captured by the need for better healthcare and training for teen moms. Listen to this glimpse into her life.

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Episode 58: Freedom Sisters: Uniting Female Veterans

Kerri Jeter had an incredible career both in the military and out. She is using her passion and zeal to create community for a fast growing populations of U.S. Veterans.

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Episode 57: Use It or Lose It and Things You Probably Never Needed Anyway

In a very different style than normal, Mikala and I banter through embarrassing stories of ourselves and others, plus all the skills that leave as you get older (or that you really never had).

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Episode 56: Thriving Through Crisis & Disruption with Jenni Catron

Disruption doesn't have to be negative. Jenni and I explore ways you can use these seasons to come out stronger on the other side.

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Episode 55: How to Be An Influencer at Any Age

Ambition Evolve was born as a dream to help women everywhere pivot in life and move on to bigger and better opportunities. Kenyetta combines her corporate and leadership experience with her background in psychology to help people overcome mental barriers and other internal aspects holding them back from unleashing who they are.

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Episode 54: Accessing & Managing Your Emotions During Coronavirus 2020

Tons of emotions are flowing through us as we adjust to this new normal and try to anticipate what is coming. Mikala and I talk about the differences in how we process and what we are doing to be sure we stay in touch with ourselves.

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Episode 53: How a Period Coach Helps You Find Your Best Rhythm

Courtney Titus is the coach you want in your life right now. She will help you understand how each week of your cycle impacts what you do (and shouldn't do). She also explains the extent your nutrition affects your hormonal health.

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Episode 52: The Key to Bouncing Back from Anything

Think of a rubber band. You need to be a rubber band in life. Be strong, be flexible. This episode goes into all the things you need to build resilience.

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Episode 51: Women Do Power Different with Maria Connolly & Louise Santiago

Women lead differently than men. It doesn’t mean it’s better - it’s just different. Maria & Louise explain why this happens and how women can embrace and appreciate their differences.

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Episode 50: Success Starts with Brutal Honesty with Brooke Lee

Brooke Lee speaks to women all over the country encouraging them to get in touch with who they were created to be, get honest with themselves and be obedient to what they know is the right path for them.

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Episode 49: The Girls Known By a Number with Noel Yeatts

There is so much happening in the world outside of our daily lives. We can get caught up in our own challenges and life situation. What would happen if we all shifted even a portion of our focus to the women around the world who face more adversity than most of us will ever know?

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Episode 48: Kicking Perfection to the Curb

It is completely possible to be driven and focused and still live in a state of zen. We are conditioned to pursue perfection, but here's a little twist that can make a big difference.

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Episode 47: Reframing Goals on the Go

You have all the best intentions, but sometimes it's good to shift on the fly. Never be afraid to adjust your expectations and your life.

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Episode 46 Healthier Communication at Work: When to Shut Up

Sometimes you need to say less, interrupt less, and sometimes you need to speak up. How do you know when to do what? We need to not just allow people to speak into our lives, we need to encourage them to do it.

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Episode 45: Translating Personal Expression into Fashion

Elysia connects fashion and identity, giving you a few tips on how to bridge these two areas.

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Episode 44: How to Keep Yourself in the Moment

A mini-sode challenging you to get out of the past, stay away from the future and be here; now.

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Episode 43: The Way Your Brain Has Fun with Melisa Celikel

"Creativity is intelligence having fun." Albert Einstein reminds us that everyone has the ability to be creative. It's up to you to unleash that in your own unique way. Melisa opens up about the unexpected ways her creativity appears in life and how she's using that connect hundreds of people.

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Episode 42: Staying Healthy in a Fast-Paced Life, Part 2

Brianna Wikerson gets into the nitty gritty of what might be triggering health challenges in your life and home and how to substitute natural options. She loves helping career-minded create strategies to align their health goals with the demands they face everyday.

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Episode 40: Defining & Communicating Your Value

You bring value to the table. Refuse to let anyone talk you into less than you are worth. Correy is giving all the wisdom on admitting your worth to yourself and how to let the people around you know you mean business.

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Episode 37: How to Use the Enneagram in ALL the Wrong Ways

My guest, Mikala JVR, and I are taking you into the recesses of our minds when it comes to the enneagram, the ways we misuse it and the numbers that most annoy us. Marriage, work, all the relationships put us to the test when personalities are involved.

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Episode 36: Beating Burnout For Good

You don't have to stay in a state of stress and fatigue. Recognize the signs early and get out of the rut that leads to burnout.

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Episode 34: How to Be a Modern Day Nomad with Courtney Cox

From girly-girl to living out of a backpack for over a year in Europe, then traveling the US living in a van, this girl has enough wanderlust for us all. Author, illustrator, and artist Courtney Cox shares her best tips to travel cheap and go minimalist.

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Episode 33: From Dreamer to CEO: Focusing on Your Financial Goals with Brandy Avery

Inspired by her own childhood and early career experience helping women navigate medical financial challenges, Brandy discovered her passion and turned it into her mission.

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Episode 32: How to Make All the Right Decisions

The earlier you know your core values, the earlier you can start making decisions that lead to greater fulfillment in every area of your life.

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Episode 29: Cannabis 101: An Intro to THC & CBD

It's still controversial in some places, but we are tiptoeing into the world of hemp and cannabis. We're talking to the owner of an educational website that teaches people how to use CBD for a variety of uses.

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Episode 27: Creating a Connection with Food & Online Health Contradiction with Tara Coleman

We take our bodies for granted and assume they will work for us without giving them the care and attention they need. There's a better way to figure out nutrition and learn to love food.

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Episode 25: Period Cramps are NOT Normal!

Kirsten is busting myths that women have to suffer at any point during their cycle. After a lifetime of living with common misconceptions, Kirsten has helped move into a place of better health and I'm on a mission to share this with as many women as I can.

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Episode 24: Say Yes to the Hard Things with Laura Hairston

Sometimes taking on the tough decisions leads us to the breakthroughs we need most. Don't stay on the path of least resistance.

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Episode 23: Blazing the Ice Age Trail with Annie Weiss

Twelve hundred miles, 31 counties, countless energy gels. Annie Weiss ran for days following a prehistoric glacier path to set the record for running the Ice Age Trail, beating every other woman AND man who had attempted this feat.

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Episode 18: Healing Trauma Through the Body with Lauren Going

As a Baltimore yogi and therapist, Lauren helps others heal holistically from the inside out and is sharing her best tips. There's never been a better time to get healthy and become the best version of you.

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Episode 15: Secrets to Unlocking Your Creativity & Authenticity

Ever wonder how to go deeper in your understanding of yourself? Lana has all the best advice for you.

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Episode 14: Feeding Models Confidence and Health

Brittney is walking out her childhood dream as she elevates the fashion and modeling scene in Pittsburg. She has studied and trained in some of the top fashion cities of the world, yet felt called back to her childhood stomping grounds with a vision to provide a holistic style of care and coaching for teens and young women entering the world of modeling.

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Episode 12: How to Create a Life Purpose Statement, Part 1

This is an opportunity for you to begin with a clean slate, a fresh perspective. Creating a Life Purpose Statement will challenge you to look at the deep and dark parts of you to see your true reflection, then strengthen and highlight the awesome parts of you that people around you most likely see already. 

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Episode 11: Make Excellence a Habit with Sabrina Little

She can run 100 miles. She can quote Aristotle. Catch the realness and the work behind the magic in this convo with the sweetest philosopher you've ever met.

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