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Welcome to Everyday Awesome! This show features dynamic talks with interesting, innovative, and inspiring people from all walks of life. Your host, Tricia G, was that kid who pretended to interview people using a paper t
Latest Episode6/8/2021

How To Heal Addiction And Help Our Homeless With Beth Ennis - A Success Story

Ep. 13
This episode features an inspiring real-life story of a woman who has turned her life challenges into opportunities to make lives better!Beth Ennis survived child abuse, addiction, and homelessness, and today, she is “paying it forward” by helping people without homes find their way to a better life through providing medical care and support. She shares her heart and soul with us, with her inspiring story and tips for making not only our lives better but helping those around us.In this episode of Everyday Awesome, we chat with Beth, an amazing woman, medical professional helping the homeless, community member, friend, mother, and an all-around beautiful soul in this World. Beth is a Physician Associate and holds a Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. She’s been working in healthcare for the past 11 years and currently works for a nonprofit in California providing medical care to the homeless.Beth’s traumatic childhood led her to coping with drugs and alcohol, even leading her to time in jail. Throughout this episode Beth is admirably vulnerable about what led to her drug addiction, what addiction feels like, what she was arrested for, her recovery experience, and so much more. Beth is now 26 years sober, has gone back to school, and continues to create a life she is proud of and loves.Tune in to Episode 13 to learn about Beth’s drug addiction and her inspiring story of recovering and pursuing her purpose!Some Questions I Ask:How did you overcome addiction? (9:35)What led to you quitting? (17:48)Can you explain what DEA stands for? (26:50)How do we help people who are homeless and what can we do to reduce homelessness? (35:05)What inspires you and lights you up? (47:28)In This Episode You Will Learn:About Beth’s environment that led to her use drugs (6:43)How Beth became a mother to three children (13:56)Beth’s description of what addiction feels like (16:54)About Beth’s work aiming to help the homeless (30:24)How Beth discovered her purpose (40:30)Three things that Beth does each day (49:44)Connect with Beth:EmailCommunity Medical Centers WebsiteCommunity Medical Centers FacebookResources MentionedPriming Daily ExerciseLet’s Connect!InstagramTwitterLinkedInEmail: everydayawesomewithtriciag@gmail.com
6/8/2021

How To Heal Addiction And Help Our Homeless With Beth Ennis - A Success Story

Ep. 13
This episode features an inspiring real-life story of a woman who has turned her life challenges into opportunities to make lives better!Beth Ennis survived child abuse, addiction, and homelessness, and today, she is “paying it forward” by helping people without homes find their way to a better life through providing medical care and support. She shares her heart and soul with us, with her inspiring story and tips for making not only our lives better but helping those around us.In this episode of Everyday Awesome, we chat with Beth, an amazing woman, medical professional helping the homeless, community member, friend, mother, and an all-around beautiful soul in this World. Beth is a Physician Associate and holds a Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. She’s been working in healthcare for the past 11 years and currently works for a nonprofit in California providing medical care to the homeless.Beth’s traumatic childhood led her to coping with drugs and alcohol, even leading her to time in jail. Throughout this episode Beth is admirably vulnerable about what led to her drug addiction, what addiction feels like, what she was arrested for, her recovery experience, and so much more. Beth is now 26 years sober, has gone back to school, and continues to create a life she is proud of and loves.Tune in to Episode 13 to learn about Beth’s drug addiction and her inspiring story of recovering and pursuing her purpose!Some Questions I Ask:How did you overcome addiction? (9:35)What led to you quitting? (17:48)Can you explain what DEA stands for? (26:50)How do we help people who are homeless and what can we do to reduce homelessness? (35:05)What inspires you and lights you up? (47:28)In This Episode You Will Learn:About Beth’s environment that led to her use drugs (6:43)How Beth became a mother to three children (13:56)Beth’s description of what addiction feels like (16:54)About Beth’s work aiming to help the homeless (30:24)How Beth discovered her purpose (40:30)Three things that Beth does each day (49:44)Connect with Beth:EmailCommunity Medical Centers WebsiteCommunity Medical Centers FacebookResources MentionedPriming Daily ExerciseLet’s Connect!InstagramTwitterLinkedInEmail: everydayawesomewithtriciag@gmail.com
5/11/2021

Want to Age With Vitality and Grace? Nutrition Expert Ann Louise Gittleman Tells You How.

Ep. 12
What if aging is optional!? Would you like to live your best life as you age? Aging is inevitable and as Ann Louise share’s in her new book, Radical Longevity, it’s possible to age with vitality and grace. She believes it is important to embrace getting older and view aging as a privilege.Joining me on this episode of Everyday Awesome is Ann Louise Gittleman, The First Lady of Nutrition and an expert in health and healing. For several decades Ann has been a gamechanger in health, nutrition, and helping our bodies be the best they can be through building a strong immune system. Ann believes that we can make the most out of aging through vitality, resilience, and grace, and is sharing this in her book, Radical Longevity.Ann Louise and I talk about the habits that we can implement throughout our day to day lives in order to set our future selves up for ultimate health. Ann also talks about the resources she turns to for credible health research, what the mission of her book Radical Longevity is, and the tips and tricks that you can use to improve your health.Tune in to Episode 12 to learn about Ann’s knowledge and advice on how to age confidently, healthily, and gracefully!Some Questions I Ask:Where do you look to access credible research and data in the health industry? (13:03)Is this something we should start when we’re younger? (19:51)What are some of the targeted foods that you talk about in your book? (32:42)What is next for you? (43:37)In This Episode You Will Learn:How Ann became involved in the health industry (5:23)What inspired Ann to write Radical Longevity (17:34)That you can release accumulated toxins (29:21)How household items may be aging us (34:56)Actionable takeaways from Ann (46:02)Connect with Ann:Book - Radical LongevityWebsitehttps://annlouise.com/books/radical-longevity/partners/Resources MentionedHealth Science InstituteGreen Med InformationChildren’s Health DefenseDr. George Brewer - Copper and Alzheimer’sLet’s Connect!InstagramTwitterLinkedInEmail: everydayawesomewithtriciag@gmail.com
4/27/2021

Want to Energize Your Life and Attract Abundance? Danijela Saponjic Shares Tips From Feng Shui

Ep. 11
Did you know that how we decorate and organize our spaces has a direct impact on our health, success, relationships, and overall satisfaction in our lives? According to the practice of Feng Shui, the placement of items in your home and office can bring more abundance and energy flow into all areas of your life.Joining me on this episode of Everyday Awesome is Danijela Saponjic. Danijela is a SpaceHealing and Feng Shui master, and mother of 4 boys.Born in Germany to a family from the Balkans, Danijela’s connection to the spirit of nature runs deep. She created the SpaceHealing Method to help people around the world align their environment to the power of nature, and heal old energies so they no longer affect the current lives being lived in these places.Danijela has written threebooks on Feng Shui and a deck of Clutter Clearing cards – all released in Germany. As a result of Danijela’s expertise, her clients open up new space to call in their dreams, visions & desires with joy and ease.Danijela and I discuss how she has been a pioneer in her field andhas touched thousands of lives through her books, trainings, and private consultations over the past 20 years.We also dive into the history of Feng Shui and what Danijela advises in order to attract the energy that you want into your home.Tune in to Episode 11 to learn why creating Feng Shui is important and the tools that Danijela recommends applying to your home!Some Questions I Ask:Where does this life force energy come from? (7:07)How did you get into Feng Shui? (13:35)What are ways that the way we organize impacts our health? (25:48)What about the external forces that we don’t have control over? (32:55)Are there obvious no-nos? (48:40)In This Episode You Will Learn:What Feng Shui is (5:45)The history of Feng Shui (11:45)The importance of decluttering (22:15)About the Feng Shui in your soul (30:00)What Danijela recommends for listeners (36:50)Let’s Connect!InstagramTwitterLinkedInEmail: everydayawesomewithtriciag@gmail.comConnect With DanijelaInstagramFacebookWebsite
4/13/2021

Comedy Actor Danny Scheie - Why Humor, Believing in Love and Going After Your Dreams Makes Life Great

Ep. 10
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an Actor and to live in the limelight? Grab a bowl of popcorn and a cocktail and settle in to hear the advice and stories from a successful actor. We chat about how overcoming fears, going after love, following your dreams, and laughing often lead to a great life.Joining me on this episode of Everyday Awesome is Danny Sheie, actor, comedian, professor, and all around amazing guy. After being inspired from classic films at a young age, Danny has become a successful actor and played many roles in notable theatres. He lights up a room with his style, humor, and intellect and I’ve always been in awe of his ability to make everything fun and adventurous.We discuss how Danny became interested in pursuing acting, how he describes performing, what his other passions and interests are, and much more. His insights into the acting world and what performing is truly like is fascinating. Listening to Danny’s stories will entertain you, fascinate you, and most importantly, inspire you to chase your dreams.Tune in to Episode 10 to learn about Danny’s background with acting, his passions outside of acting, and his unique perspective on what acting, and life, are all about. And check out Danny’s upcoming performances (remote) in A Comedy of Errors and A.C.T.’s Out Loud Series (link’s below).Some Questions I Ask:What inspired you to go into acting? (7:40)When you’re acting do you feel like you’re stepping out of yourself in some way? (18:22)What else would you do if you weren’t an actor? (26:00)When did you work with Jessica Walters? (37:30)What inspires you? (44:44)In This Episode You Will Learn:The key to acting from Danny (14:40)The importance of humor to Danny (19:40)About Danny’s directing experience (33:41)Danny’s favorite role he’s done (42:36)What’s next for Danny (47:52)Let’s Connect!InstagramTwitterLinkedInEmail: everydayawesomewithtriciag@gmail.comConnect With DannyWebsiteUC Santa CruzA.C.T. Out Loud - Arms and The Man 4/12/21-4/18/21Danny Scheie - The Comedy of Errors 4/23/21
3/30/2021

Health Tips From Healer, Chiropractor, Adventurer, Athlete - Jack Ricci

Ep. 9
Have you been to a chiropractor before? Many people rely on Western medicine and prescriptions for their health but going to a chiropractor could ultimately lead to you feeling the best you ever have.Joining me on this episode of Everyday Awesome is Jack Ricci, a Chiropractor, husband, father, cycling athlete, coach, mentor, blogger, and seeker of good times. While studying pre-med at UC Davis, Jack badly hurt his back a couple of times and Western medicine was unable to help. The drugs his doctors gave him made him sick and the physical therapy exercises they prescribed did not help. This experience led Jack to the field of chiropractic work and after graduating college, Jack went on to earn a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life Chiropractic College West in the San Francisco Bay Area.We discuss Jack’s injuries that led to him believing in the power of chiropractors, the benefits he has found in all aspects of his life, and what his advice is for listeners to make sure they are healing themselves properly. Jack’s vision is a world full of healthy people who are free to live extraordinary lives and contribute in meaningful ways.Tune in to Episode 9 to learn why Jack says being a chiropractor ‘chose him’, what his advice is for you to improve your health in all areas, and his daily practices.Some Questions I Ask:What does being a healer mean to you?What can our listeners walk away with?In This Episode You Will Learn:How Jack became involved in health and wellnessThe need for empathy in healthcareJack’s eye-opening experience at UC DavisThat your health is your responsibilityAbout Jack’s daily mantraThe effects of excess sittingTo understand your metabolic healthLet’s Connect!InstagramWebsiteTwitterLinkedInEmail: everydayawesomewithtriciag@gmail.comConnect With JackWebsiteFacebook
3/9/2021

Being a Badass Leader in Life and Business - Discover Your Inner ‘Leader’ & Learn About The Culture of Leadership with Sonia Singh

Ep. 8
Have you ever wondered if you are capable of being an amazing leader in your life or in your business? Or if leaders are born or created? In this episode, we learn that everyone can be a leader - that everyone is born with the ability to be a leader. And, there’s always room for personal and professional growth.Joining me on this episode of Everyday Awesome is Sonia K Singh, leadership and high performance coach and the founder of Influential Leadership Academy. Sonia believes in true, well rounded leaders and has dedicated much of her work to helping others achieve that goal and further their careers.We discuss how mindfulness, respect, and emotional intelligence are key concepts in successful leadership. And what real, effective leadership looks like?Sonia is a strong believer in meditation and offers some excellent tips on how to deal with the remote work distractions that so many of us are experiencing. Sonia also talks about her personal professional background, as well as her foray into teaching at the University of San Francisco.Tune in to Episode 8 to hear Sonia’s advice on how to become a compassionate, respected leader and learn how to cope with some typical WFH stressors!Some Questions I Ask:How did you get yourself into the leadership game? (6:18)How do you work with people to develop their leadership skills? (23:25)How have you seen workplace culture shift since the COVID-19 pandemic has forced so many people into remote work? (32:26)What’s EQ and why is it an important skill for leadership? (47:27)Who do you think is an example of a great leader? (49:49)What is it that you’re doing now and can we participate? (52:14)In This Episode You Will Learn:The qualities that truly make someone a leader (7:00)The difference between being a manager and being a leader (7:57)How to create respect organically without demanding it (12:11)Why you don’t have to be a “born” leader to be a great leader (14:57)The importance of having a strong mission and vision for your organization (29:35)How meditation can be important in relieving Zoom fatigue (38:00)Simple tools you can learn to minimize distractions and reclaim your time (41:21)The importance of taking conscious screen breaks throughout the work day (44:16)Resources Mentionedhttps://www.influentialleadershipacademy.com/offers/ZHNGjUvm?coupon_code=EVERYDAYAWESOME20How to Get 2 Hours Back in Your Day by Sonia SinghLet’s Connect!InstagramWebsiteTwitterLinkedInEmail: everydayawesomewithtriciag@gmail.comConnect With SoniaInstagramFacebookSonia Singh InternationalInfluential Leadership Academy
2/23/2021

The Golden Boy in Wrestling & Dentistry with Dr. Jimmy McDowell

Ep. 7
What various passions are you trying to juggle in your life? This episode will inspire you to continue following not just one of your dreams, but all of them!Joining me on this episode of Everyday Awesome is a previous college football player and current dentist Jimmy McDowell. Jimmy is a master in all areas of his life - a father of 5 successful children, managing his thriving dental practice, writing his first book, and being in the spotlight as a professional wrestler. Jimmy is a firm believer in going after your dreams and has proven that in his continuous success in wrestling his way to the top to achieve his goals.We discuss the impact that sports have had on Jimmy’s life, how he finds the energy and time to juggle his various passions, and what inspires him to go after the life he wants everyday.Tune in to Episode 7 to learn about Jimmy’s inspiring careers and get that nudge to follow your dreams!Some Questions I Ask:What’s your secret to juggling passions? (14:13)How does it work to be a traveling dentist? (22:38)What do you love about wrestling? (36:58)What inspires you when you get up in the morning? (45:36)What are three things that you would recommend to the listener to elevate their day? (56:47)In This Episode You Will Learn:How football has impacted Jimmy’s life (10:35)How Jimmy got the name Golden Boy (18:26)How Jimmy’s HeavyWeight Champion title impacted his wrestling career (31:46)How sports have connected Jimmy’s family (43:04)The upcoming movie Jimmy will be in (50:20)Resources MentionedThe Queen’s CodeLet’s Connect!InstagramWebsiteTwitterLinkedInEmail: everydayawesomewithtriciag@gmail.comConnect With JimmyFacebook