Disrupting Balance

Busting Myths & Breaking Balance

About the show

Disrupting Balance is a podcast for recovering work/life balancers finding harmony in the imbalance of work, well-being & the in between. Each episode focuses on the stories of imbalance in the lives of professional women, who learned to carve out space to find harmony in the midst of it all. From entrepreneurs and business leaders to filmmakers and creatives, there is a little bit of harmony for every woman on the journey.

Music by Solomon English


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    060: Surviving Womanhood: Finding Harmony After Abandonment, Addiction and Grief

    October 25th, 2021  |  Season 7  |  37 mins 50 secs
    addiction, healing, trauma

    How do you begin to fathom finding harmony when your life is falling apart before it even begins? For Leah Forney, the early stages of her journey were fraught with imbalance and hardship. Born addicted to drugs to two addicted parents, being raised by her grandmother, fighting her own addictions and being sexually assaulted seemed like so much to bear until she decided to free herself from the cycle of generational trauma.

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    059: The Imbalance in Disrupting Yourself: 5 Ways to Get Out of Your Own Way

    October 18th, 2021  |  Season 7  |  13 mins 11 secs
    five tips, how to disrupt, personal growth

    “Disruption is designed to realign us, elevate us, and propel us to become a stronger version of ourselves.” If you don't do it for yourself, someone will do it for you. Find out how you can begin your own disruption process.

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    058: The Imbalance in Bicontinental Parenting: Navigating Motherhood and Identity

    October 11th, 2021  |  Season 7  |  31 mins 41 secs
    expat, relocation, special needs parenting

    Growing up in apartheid South Africa, raising a special needs child and having to move across the globe during a global pandemic caused a major shift in Suzanne Daniels' life. The single mother and lawyer is learning so much from her life in America and from her visually disabled daughter, who has helped her to understand that nothing is impossible.

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    057: The Imbalance in Things Falling Apart: How It All Falls Into Place

    October 4th, 2021  |  Season 7  |  9 mins 46 secs
    acceptance, patience, visualization

    It's Fall, y'all. Like the trees shedding their leaves, we are shedding the things that no longer serve us. And when things fall apart, it can be traumatic and disruptive. If you allow it all to fall gracefully however, it will eventually all fall into place.

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    056: The Imbalance of Loss: Arising From Grief and Getting Real with God

    September 27th, 2021  |  Season 7  |  36 mins 53 secs
    community, educator, loss

    Monica Goree is like a phoenix who has risen from the ashes of divorce and death. In a span of four years, she lost her father, her marriage and her mother. In the midst of her grief, she found solace and sobering in the power of prayer through journaling and the love and support of her immediate community. Monica was able to arise from imbalance of loss by choosing life and ended up accomplishing her lifelong goal of becoming a principal.

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    055: Are You in Position to Execute on Your Vision?

    September 20th, 2021  |  Season 6  |  15 mins 31 secs
    future, position, vision

    Once you see the vision, you have to do the work for it manifest. Often times, you do yourself a disservice by focusing on how others are manifesting and attempting to be a carbon copy. But you are an original who requires a process unique to your needs and desires. That process is key to you getting in position to execute on the vision.

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    054: Never Too Late: The Journey from Social Work to Technology

    September 13th, 2021  |  Season 6  |  27 mins 23 secs
    entrepreneur, never too late, storytelling

    After 20 years in social work, Diane knew she was ready to make a new difference in people's lives and launched a company devoted to telling story through pictures. She experienced fear and being the only woman in the room, but had a resolute belief in her ability to start. Diane took the leap and has never looked back.

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    053: Why Starting Over is Not Starting From Scratch

    September 6th, 2021  |  Season 6  |  12 mins 19 secs
    faith, perseverance, start

    You've been stepping to the starting line throughout your life's journey. You are familiar with the landscape. You are aware of the pitfalls. You have the experience, will, capacity and faith to make your start. Avoid the starting from scratch mentality and you will get ready, get set and GO!

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    052: The Business of Creation: The Power of Engaging Others While Building

    August 30th, 2021  |  Season 6  |  12 mins 32 secs
    activation, isolation, manifestation

    Building something requires just as much external work as it does internal. Why then do we withdraw inward in our phase of creation? Don't mistake yourself for a caterpillar during your building phase. There is much to gain from those around you.

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    051: Getting to Real: Balancing Permaculture & Badassery

    August 16th, 2021  |  Season 6  |  31 mins 36 secs
    authenticity, entrepreneurship, farming

    Finding her place on a 3-acre, 150-year old farm was just the beginning for Helen Tremethick. It is here that she cultivates a life of true and authentic badassery for herself and her clients. Find out how the intersection of permaculture and authenticity is the gift that keeps on giving.

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    050: Recreating Normal: How Imagination Breeds Manifestation for a a Life Overseas

    August 2nd, 2021  |  Season 6  |  45 mins 54 secs
    caregiver, educator, health

    When Kiyra Holt received a globe as a child, she knew she would travel the world. Becoming a caregiver of her parents at age 15, losing her mother and being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, was the recipe necessary to propel Kiyra into the world she had always imagined.

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    049: The Well-being Ecosystem & How to Split Train

    May 24th, 2021  |  Season 6  |  22 mins 44 secs
    mental health, wellness

    How you look, think and feel play a huge part in you being your optimum self. And it's especially difficult after pregnancy/giving birth plus a busy life and everything in between? Split training may help more than you think.

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    048: Rewind with Tamara Sykes: Reclaiming Myself after Motherhood, Immigration & Entrepreneurship

    May 17th, 2021  |  Season 6  |  33 mins 29 secs
    faith, identity, motherhood, well-being

    In this rewind episode with Tamara Sykes, there is so much to learn about reinvention, motherhood and grace. As a Caribbean immigrant, mother of a biracial child, and a successful SEO strategist, Tamara has found a way to make space for what truly matters.

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    047: Why Representation Matters: Shaping the Conversation of Culture & Community

    May 10th, 2021  |  Season 5  |  39 mins 54 secs
    adoptee, film festival, korean-american

    Julie Young is a Korean-American adoptee, recovering lawyer and film festival founder grounding her work and mission in creating culture and community. The wife and mother of two took years to truly connect with her Korean identity; but when she began to discover her story, it revealed more than she could ever have imagined.

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    046: It's My One Year Anniversary: Lessons Learned

    April 26th, 2021  |  Season 5  |  22 mins 56 secs
    faith, productivity, wellness

    The best way to learn about yourself is to listen to other's stories. This year has taught me so much about the things I appreciate and the things I'd rather do without when it comes to my personal being. There is so much blessing in the growth process, even after just one year.

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    045: Relinquishing Control: The Lessons Learned After Three Miscarriages

    April 19th, 2021  |  Season 5  |  39 mins 58 secs
    faith, motherhood, wellness

    When you have two miscarriages in one year, how are you supposed to hold on to your faith and sanity? For Lisette Covarrubias, everything seemed to go exactly right, until it didn't. She was a first generation high school and college graduate two times over, married and faithful believer. But when faced with her own human limitations, Lisette leaned on God and the power of her grandmother's story.