Posts in Inspired Living Podcast
052 From Thesis Project to Award-Winning Social Venture with Wize Monkey

What started as a thesis project in 2013 has become an award-winning social venture and disruptor in the beverage industry. Wize Monkey takes unused coffee leaves during the 9-month-long off-season, trains farmers to ferment and craft them into premium teas, and sells them nationally in North America and across the globe via online. Not only have their products taken home ‘Best New Product’ at the World Tea Expo, but they’ve also won prestigious awards like the NEXTY Award for ‘Best Mission-Driven Natural Product’ and Small Business BC ‘Best International Trade Award’.

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032 The Story of Apple Falls Cider: Amelia went from Orchard Employee to Craft Cider Business Owner!

Amelia and Matt have been making hard cider since 2012, after they fell in love with the beverage in London, England. After successfully completing their post-secondary education, Matt and Amelia visited London, England. While they were exploring the culture in London, they stumbled upon traditional hard apple cider. From then on, they were hooked.

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025 Zen & Tonic Wellness Clinic: How to Start a Business, Leaving Your Corporate Job, Memorable Logo Design & MORE

This week on the show I’m chatting with April + Edward from Zen & Tonic Wellness Clinic,

Zen & Tonic is a wellness space located in Toronto that began in 2016 when April & Edward decided to follow their dreams and turn their passion for wellness into a beautiful community hub.

They both shared the deep desire to educate individuals on the power of natural medicine, and ultimately, make a positive difference. So, With similar intentions, they set out on a journey to help others lead healthier, happier lives through a wellness space called Zen & Tonic.

Their philosophy is about the use of both Eastern and Western modalities for treatments and the effectiveness of your healing. The synergistic healing powers of these alternative therapies will help propel your journey back to balance.

Be sure to check out the show notes at for photos of the space and a great recap of the podcast.

If you’e EVER thought about starting your own health space, wellness clinic, or fitness studio - I would highly recommend listening to this podcast or sharing it with a friend.

We chat about: Entrepreneurship, their East meets West philosophy, why April decided to leave her corporate job in pursuit of Zen & Tonic, and SO MUCH MORE!

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Visionary Travel with Kelsey & Dave

We are back from our European adventures and wanted to share an episode today that focused on #VisionaryTravel.

Today we DO have a special guest and that’s my fiancee Dave. We sat down on one of the last days of our trip to have this 30 min conversation, over a glass of wine in France. It was so fun to have this type of conversation with my guy.

We talk about:

  • How we met (surprise surprise, it was while travelling)

  • Encouraging each other to continue pursuing travel at every stage of our lives, whether solo or together

  • Our adventures living & working in Swizterland

  • Being persistent in the pursuit of what you want

  • The benefits and challenges of falling into routine while living in Toronto

  • The main differences we noticed in European culture

  • Should you live to work, or work to live?

  • Taking chances and trusting your gut when traveling

  • Our desire to explore every corner of the earth, and follow the stars

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Kara Foley on Navigating The Gifts Life Gives Us, Moving from Big City to Small Town, and Launching a Yoga Studio

Today’s guest is Kara Foley.

Some of the words I would use to describe Kara include kind, a total boss babe, hard working, compassionate, and just a beautiful soul to be around.

And let me tell you, the challenges and unexpected bumps in the road over the past few years could have completely de-railed Kara, yet somehow she continues to move forward. To see her challenges, to face them, and then to fuel her fire with them.

Kara is the founder of Physio Bodhi; a wellness shop, yoga studio, smoothie bar, health clinic, and holistic space in Deep River, Ontario.⠀

We chat about:

  • all things spiritual
  • finding community after moving to a small town
  • what wellness hacks are REALLY necessary to live a healthy life
  • what prompted her to take her yoga teacher training and launch a studio of her own
  • managing the health of her family despite some major challenges
  • keeping the vibes high and healthy for everyone who is in her presence

She’s truly a superwoman if I’ve ever seen one. Let’s get into it, here’s this weeks episode with Kara Foley.

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Cheryl Torrance (aka The Dancing Chef!) on Being Rich (not in the traditional sense), Living on the Streets & Why Happiness Trumps All

Thanks @chef_inked for being 1 of my first 10 guests on the Visionary Life Podcast. I loved this real-talk interview that went down in Cheryl's spin studio, Torq ride in Toronto.

We chat about the moment we lost our jobs together, why happiness is more important than luxury cars & vacation homes, and feeling rooted in online and offline communities.




(those are the words of Cheryl!)

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Is Your Hardware Half Alive?

It's a solo episode today!


As I navigate some major tech issues, launching a new website, and growing my business - I thought I would jam on some current topics that are my reality. I hope you enjoy this audio hangout with me!


In this episode, I chat about...

  • the comparison between my dead laptop and our bodies

  • upgrades to our health + career that need to be made

  • my desire for constant change, and why being stagnant scares me

  • our job of continually evolving

  • what's a life without health?

  • signs that you need to change your job
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Laura Hughes on Fusing Modern Medicine & Ancient Wisdom

Do you have any interest in the following topics:⠀

-- finding ways to practice your job 'outside of the 4-walls'⠀
-- shifting career paths ⠀
-- Naturopathic Medicine⠀
-- for my entrepreneurs; how to stay inspired to get stuff done w/o a boss looking over your shoulder⠀
-- energy healing, spirit guides, and intuition⠀
-- self-help junkie⠀
-- the beautiful self-directed health care community that is doTERRA⠀
-- network marketing for professionals⠀
-- crystals & mediums & essential oils⠀

Okay, chances are you said yes to one of the above. Soooo I think you're going to love this interview with @drlaurahughes. She's a PhD holder, Naturopathic Doctors.. and then heard the call of Doctor-Heal-Thyself and she radically changed her mind + body + life.⠀

I'm grateful to our mutual doTERRA businesses that brought us together for this enlightening convo. Go check it out!

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Mariah Craig on Living w/ Lyme Disease, Shifting to a 100% Plant Based Diet, and Launching Her Biz

Today on the show we have Mariah Craig from @socialbynature_ ⠀

Mariah and I have known each other since our days working at Vega and since then-- we’ve remained good friends and supported each others entrepreneurial journeys through the highs, the lows and the in-betweens (and there have been MANY for both of us!).⠀

Both of us had struggles with our previous jobs. Dabbled in many business ventures. And have ultimately found our true calling through much experimentation.⠀

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Robyn Baldwin on Living as an Alpha Female, Managing Multiple Sclerosis & Juggling FT Work & Side Hustles

Robyn Baldwin is our guest this week!

If you don’t already know Robyn-- she is a Podcaster behind the Alpha Female Podcast. She runs a lifestyle blog over at She wrote a book called Love Lost Life Found. She’s incredible talented at managing multiple passions such as working full-time at her day job, managing her side hustles and projects, oh ya.. and she's planning a wedding and managing to take care of herself in the process.

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