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

Episodes

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    012: Elise Beckles: On Losing Her Mother, Entrepreneurship & Misconceptions of Race

    July 20th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  38 mins 21 secs
    entrepreneurship, loss, racial misconceptions

    Dispelling myths around womanhood is already hard enough. Imagine losing your mother in your early 20s at the point when your life's possibilities are beginning to take shape. For Elise, that journey was steeped in sheer determination to be of service to others as she built her French tutoring business. Find out how she works to relieve the weight of invisible expectations, what happens when the dream expands beyond the dream box, and why Canadian views on racism have taken a turn since the killing of George Floyd.

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    011: Solo Episode: On Wanting White Hair, Being African & Six Figures

    July 13th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  23 mins 48 secs
    big myth

    In this episode, I share my top ten list of myths from my journal that I wrote down last year. From childhood to coming of age to womanhood, each myth was to blame for my own limiting beliefs of myself. Releasing them and speaking them aloud has been healing; albeit not that easy. Hope you enjoy!

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    010: Solo episode: On Season 1, Big Myths & How to Win

    July 6th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  8 mins 35 secs
    giveaway, myths, new season

    Get ready for Season 2 and the Big Myth campaign! Find out about my myths around stretch marks and how you can share your big myths to enter to win one of two Visa gift cards and Disrupting Balance merchandise.

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    009: Audrey Holst: On Mindfulness, Identity & 3-hour Tattoos

    June 29th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  37 mins 27 secs
    entrepreneurship, identity, mindfulness

    Audrey Holst has found her calling in providing a service to to people who are untangling themselves from the externalities that are all-consuming. She is thoughtful in her strategies and shares her own practices for self care. Audrey has embraced her identity outside of the status quo and is living in her disruption with fortitude and flow.

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    008: Tamara Sykes: On Invisibility, Immigration & Freedom

    June 22nd, 2020  |  Season 1  |  33 mins 32 secs
    digital marketer, immigration, motherhood

    Tamara is a purposeful digital marketer who carved her own path to success when immigration became limiting. The Caribbean-born mother of a toddler is finding her stride and identity as she embraces the imbalance of family life and running a media platform.

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    007: Chrissy Kohut: On Endometriosis, Surviving Death & Faith

    June 15th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  42 mins 58 secs
    death, endometriosis, faith

    Chrissy is no stranger to using the power of faith to deal with pain. Pain that seems insurmountable to most, she has been able to channel into positivity, even after losing seven loved ones in four years. Chrissy's journey is one of miracles, perseverance and healing.

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    006: Aquila Farrell: On Religion, Trust, & Changing from Biochemistry to Fashion

    June 8th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  43 mins 57 secs
    reinvention, relationships, relocation

    Aquila is a master at using faith as fuel to turn her challenges into triumph. After failing a math test in 7th grade, she worked to become a top student and go on to work as a Biochemist. When her husband's job required a move from her family and home of 30 years, Aquila packed a couple of boxes and suitcases, pivoted and launched a career well beyond her imagination.

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    005: Solo Episode: On Rage, Black Lives & Coping

    June 1st, 2020  |  Season 1  |  24 mins 13 secs
    mental health, self-care, womanhood

    This is my rage past and present. Unexpressed frustration and anger can manifest into rage. But when those triggers are within your control, there are healthy ways to cope. What do you do when the triggers are beyond your control? The recent killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breona Taylor and George Floyd have reignited a conscious rage that may be irreparable and leave Black people in a constant state of rage.

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    004: Sushama Austin-Connor: On Going Back to School, Redefining Passion and HBCUs

    May 25th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  46 mins 10 secs
    graduate school, motherhood, self-love

    Sushama is a passionate leader who brings conviction to every element of her life. As a faith leader, she has had a unique journey in religion and media that led to her founding the first-ever Black Theology Leadership Institute at Princeton Theological Seminary. Now, she is in the midst of a new adventure that took her many years to finally pursue.

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    003: Desiree Wolfe: On Second Chances, Inner Hildas & the Big Picture

    May 18th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  43 mins 29 secs
    entrepreneur, mindset, self-care

    Desiree Wolfe is a sales and marketing professional who spent 20 years in the event industry. She is sassy, vibrant and slightly unfiltered. Her passion for fostering connections between women has helped to strengthen her mindset and shift her narrative of being bossy to being a leader. Along the way, she trusted herself to take a second chance at love while dealing with the emotional roller coaster of raising children, redefining self-care and building a business.

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    002: Christine Platt: On Minimalism, Book Deals, Divorce & Mental Health

    May 11th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  47 mins 52 secs
    christine platt, winning, writer

    Novelist Christine Platt is embracing her unique imbalance and living life to the fullest. After publishing her critically-acclaimed novel, The Truth About Awiti, she faced a major publishing setback until being lead to children's writing with her popular series Ana & Andrew. Christine is no stranger to transitions. She is a former lawyer turned author who has learned to embrace each moment in her life with grace and a winning smile.

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    001: What is Disrupting Balance?

    April 26th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  18 mins 3 secs
    growth, personal development, self-help

    Welcome to the first episode and introduction to Disrupting Balance. The podcast highlights women's stories of adapting to change. In this episode, learn my story and 20 year journey to finally accepting my shortcomings and using my weakness as a strength to manage the changes in my life.