Episode #60: Busting the Myths of Women’s Health

Dr. Ashley Zimmerman returns to The FemiNinja Project to clear up the confusion regarding the many myths of women’s health issues, including the natural rhythms and cycles that women experience. Ashley is a physical therapist specializing in pelvic floor therapy, a doula, and an advocate for women’s health.

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Episode #59 Holistic Design, Peace, and Healing


Entrepreneur and business owner Bailey Konieczka of Bailey Katherine Interiors shares her passion for creating beautiful homes through holistic design. She explains that interior design is so much more than having pretty things in a pretty space. It is about using intention as well as materials that help you feel grounded, and creating a sanctuary for yourself, your family, and your friends.

Bailey believes that when you slow down, connect with what you want your home or an individual room to represent while restoring peace, creativity, and healing energy to your home.

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Episode #58: Patience, Resilience, and Finding Your Passion

Author, writer, and exercise aficionado Bonnie McCune returns to The FemiNinja Project to share her thoughts about patience, resilience, and why finding your passion is so important to living a fulfilled life. Bonnie explains that we are programmed to find our purpose in life and discover how we fit in in the world.

Some things can give us temporary pleasure, but when you are passionate about something, it gives you a perspective about yourself, your life, and your relationship with other people, which can give you a feeling of self-satisfaction and finding your place in the world.  

Bonnie also shares amusing anecdotes regarding exercise, balance, the perils of being required to be happy all the time, and some hilarious experiences she had in job interviews. Download this empowering, lighthearted, entertaining, and philosophical episode to learn how to discover your passion, and take charge of your life!    

Visit Bonnie at www.BonnieMcCune.com, where you also can read her blog “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives.” Download her previous episode Spinning, Writing, and Life-Long Learning.  

Episode #57: Embrace Your Richness

After spending 36 years working in critical care as a respiratory therapist, Sue Kaltenbach began a new career as a professional photographer specializing in photographing people over 50.

Sue shares her personal experience of dealing with chronic pain due to being born with congenital defects in her spine and both knees, but never giving in to it and staying active and healthy during her entire life. She also talks about participating in a century bike ride at the age of 56, having three major surgeries in one calendar year, and hiking a fourteener three years later at the tender young age of 60.

Sue explains that we get more interesting as we get older, because of our life experiences and depth of knowledge. She encourages us to embrace our richness, and not to give our negative experiences the power to destroy us. There are many life’s lessons in this uplifting and inspirational episode, including that it doesn’t have to be pretty to get it done, and sometimes you just need beef and beer. Download this episode to hear more words of wisdom from Sue Kaltenbach!    

Website: Skalteimages

Facebook: Skalteimages

Episode #56: How To Thrive After Breast Cancer

Meet Marcia Pinkstaff, business owner, entrepreneur, and breast cancer survivor. In March of 2012, Marcia had a normal mammogram. Seven months later, her world was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. Download this episode to hear Marcia’s story, and how her experience can help YOU be more aware and attentive to even very small changes in your body.

Hear how she struggled to process the overwhelming information as she went from a routine check at the doctor’s office to directly to the imaging center for another mammogram and ultrasound that same day, and a biopsy two days later. Listen to her positive and inspiring message of the many blessings that came out of the experience, and the take home point that anyone can get cancer, but it’s what you do with it that really matters. You do not want to miss this!     

Website: www.touchstonecrystal.com/marciapinkstaff

Email: mpinkstaff2000@yahoo.com

Twitter: @PinkstaffMarcia

Episode #55 Love, Loss, Light

On a beautiful spring day in 2015, Karen Trench’s world was turned upside down when her best friend, business partner, husband, and love of her life took his own life. Karen shares her struggle of navigating her way through the tumultuous path of grieving and trying to make sense of her heartbreaking and devastating loss.

She tells her story with a remarkable sense of grace and dignity as she talks about the many blessings that came along with her loss and the many powerful insights and life lessons that she gained through the process of healing. Karen also explains that she was so much stronger than she ever knew, and had far more resilience than she ever thought possible. As we all are.

Download this heartfelt, inspiring, and uplifting message of hope, recovery, surviving, and thriving, no matter what life throws your way.   

Connect with Karen:

Website: www.karentrench.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorkarentrench

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KarenTrench1

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorkarentrench/

Episode #54: Awareness, Intuition, Trust, and Self-Worth

Meet Nicole Jansen, Business Breakthrough Coach and Behavior Specialist who has helped thousands of clients transform their lives and achieve extraordinary results in business. However, her greatest accomplishment is her own personal experience in overcoming adversity through quiet introspection to regain physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Download this episode to hear Nicole’s secrets in this gentle, uplifting, and enlightening interview, and how you can apply them to your own life. You do not want to miss this!   

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Episode #53 Pelvic Health and Awareness

Margaret Woodward, one of the leading pioneers in pelvic floor physical therapy health,explains how dysfunction in the pelvic floor can result in back, knee, hip, and even neck pain, and what we can do about it.  Margaret also shares her personal story of facing her own health crisis as well as the proactive steps she took to get her life back on track. 

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Episode #52: Alternative Health and Healing From Trauma

In a follow up episode, Dr. Elva Edwards shares more of her personal story about surviving a terrible car accident that took the lives of her mother, father, and beloved grandmother. Although nineteen month old Elva and her four year old sister survived, they were orphaned by an event that turned their lives upside down. 

Many of the details were left a mystery to Elva and her sister, because none of the adults wanted to discuss the details of the accident with them. Download this episode to learn how Elva did exhaustive research to find out what really happened that night, and how she was able to be a voice for the parents she lost all those years ago, as well as her passion to help other people heal from childhood trauma. 

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Episode #51 Adventure, Inner Strength, and Personal Power

Marine and mentor Tami McVay returns to The FemiNinja Project to share her insights on finding your inner strength, flexing your courage muscle, and unleashing your personal power. She also talks about impostor syndrome and how to silence the negative voices in your head, so that you can achieve your full potential and live your best life.

Download this episode to discover how Tami integrates adventure travel with meaningful conversations to help her clients break through their blocks, improve their relationships, thrive in their businesses, and so much more!