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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    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.

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    044: Power of Process: An Immigrant's Perspective

    April 5th, 2021  |  Season 5  |  16 mins 23 secs
    growth, process

    Long division summers with my Ugandan daddy was no joke! It was there that I learned the power of process.

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    043: Understanding All of Me: Identity, Profession & Philanthropy

    March 29th, 2021  |  Season 5  |  36 mins 27 secs
    career, culture, identity

    Samantha Bobila is a self-identified woman of color (WOC) who leads the charge in the philanthropic space. As a Filipino-American and feminist, the non-profit executive, who started as an assistant to a CEO, Samantha learned and continues to learn how to navigate the nexus of power, privilege and wealth to create a space for other WOC.

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    042: God is Dope: Finding Certainty in the Crossroad of Culture and Religion

    March 15th, 2021  |  Season 5  |  14 mins 56 secs
    faith, identity

    Growing up in a Muslim and Methodist, African household in the south had its challenges and its perks. At the end of the day, I found a walk of faith that worked for me.

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    041: Knowing Who I Am: How an American-born, Caribbean-bred defined identity and relationship

    March 8th, 2021  |  Season 5  |  45 mins 10 secs
    identity, relationships, wellness

    On the surface, Shamair's story may appear to be every woman's story - the search for self and finding clarity in relationships. Digging deeper, her story is one of healing from a long journey to breast cancer and of freedom in discovering a true relationship.

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    040: Unchecking the box: How a biracial millennial reclaimed her identity and found success in corporate finance

    February 15th, 2021  |  Season 5  |  34 mins 33 secs
    career, family, identity

    Melissa Kung is a biracial Jersey girl who has a lot to say about the boxes of identity that people have tried to create for her. The Cuban Chinese-American is often asked, "What are you?" And after years of muddling through her own identity, she has found the answer that aligns with her authentic self.

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    039: Connecting the Dots: How a Data Scientist Made Sense of her Non-linear Path

    February 8th, 2021  |  Season 5  |  36 mins 23 secs
    career, identity, productivity

    Dr. Uohna Thiessen began blazing trails at an early age when she immigrated from Trinidad and Tobago to the U.S. Her pursuit of data science and sheer determination would lead her to finally release the shadow of imposter syndrome and set the stage for her to build a unique business.