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Welcome to the Joy Found Here podcast, hosted by Stephanie Martinez Rivera. Join us each week while we have real talk with inspiring women about life,balance, grace and permission to step off the ride. Listen in as we he
Latest Episode10/19/2021

Fighting For Fertility with Shelley Bailey

Ep. 23
Do you know someone who has struggled to become pregnant? The reproductive issues that so many families go through can be emotionally draining and frustrating as they are told consistently to “just wait and see.”In this episode, I am so excited to be joined by the wonderful Shelley Bailey. As a former specialty pharmacy owner, Shelley has first-hand experience in the medical industry but her passion lies within helping families improve fertility. Throughout this episode, Shelley describes what sparked her passion for helping others with family planning and fertility, her own pregnancy journey, the tools that her company, Famlee, provides women throughout each stage of their fertility journey, and so much more.After years of running a pharmacy and helping people suffering from Hepatitis C, HIV, and other life-threatening diseases, Shelley’s passion for healthcare grew even deeper when she began to struggle with her fertility. After the birth of her daughter, Shelley founded Famlee, so that women across the world could have the same access to the very hormone protocols, board-certified fertility providers, hormone testing, and custom prescriptions from the comfort of their own homes. Shelley’s mission with Famlee is to give women the opportunity to experience motherhood by balancing their bodies with proven fertility protocols before turning to expensive and invasive procedures such as IVF and IUI.Tune in to Episode 23 of the Joy Found Here podcast to learn how Shelley is positively changing the conversation around fertility and providing tools for women struggling to conceive.In This Episode, You Will Learn:What sparked Shelley’s passion for family planning (4:43)How you can increase and maintain your Vitamin D levels (16:34)How the at-home labs work (21:20)The ways that Shelley is supporting women throughout their entire fertility journey (37:18)The first steps you can take with Famlee (53:06)States without fertility mandates:Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, LouisianaConnect with ShelleyFamlee Website(Use Code: FAMLEE200)Let’s Connect:Website
10/19/2021

Fighting For Fertility with Shelley Bailey

Ep. 23
Do you know someone who has struggled to become pregnant? The reproductive issues that so many families go through can be emotionally draining and frustrating as they are told consistently to “just wait and see.”In this episode, I am so excited to be joined by the wonderful Shelley Bailey. As a former specialty pharmacy owner, Shelley has first-hand experience in the medical industry but her passion lies within helping families improve fertility. Throughout this episode, Shelley describes what sparked her passion for helping others with family planning and fertility, her own pregnancy journey, the tools that her company, Famlee, provides women throughout each stage of their fertility journey, and so much more.After years of running a pharmacy and helping people suffering from Hepatitis C, HIV, and other life-threatening diseases, Shelley’s passion for healthcare grew even deeper when she began to struggle with her fertility. After the birth of her daughter, Shelley founded Famlee, so that women across the world could have the same access to the very hormone protocols, board-certified fertility providers, hormone testing, and custom prescriptions from the comfort of their own homes. Shelley’s mission with Famlee is to give women the opportunity to experience motherhood by balancing their bodies with proven fertility protocols before turning to expensive and invasive procedures such as IVF and IUI.Tune in to Episode 23 of the Joy Found Here podcast to learn how Shelley is positively changing the conversation around fertility and providing tools for women struggling to conceive.In This Episode, You Will Learn:What sparked Shelley’s passion for family planning (4:43)How you can increase and maintain your Vitamin D levels (16:34)How the at-home labs work (21:20)The ways that Shelley is supporting women throughout their entire fertility journey (37:18)The first steps you can take with Famlee (53:06)States without fertility mandates:Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, LouisianaConnect with ShelleyFamlee Website(Use Code: FAMLEE200)Let’s Connect:Website
10/12/2021

Invest In Your Personal Development with Aimey Giacinto

Ep. 22
Do you work with a life coach? Many people don’t see the value in paying for a coach, but money is never wasted when it is invested in your personal development journey.In this episode, I am so excited to be joined by the wonderful Aimey Giacinto. Aimey is a growth mindset coach who guides women through the process of becoming clear on their calling, taking inspired action to live a soul fulfilled life. I was recently a guest on Aimey’s podcast, Turn Your Trash Into Treasure, and her unique podcasting format led me to have a transformational experience. Aimey’s coaching services range from individual calls to group programs over a span of 12 weeks. If you’ve been hesitant about seeking a coach, this episode will help you understand the incredible value you will gain from working with Aimey or someone else in her field because while everything you need is already inside of you, finding it is a different story.After years of caring what people thought about her and always putting herself last, Aimey found herself at a breaking point. She knew that in order to teach her daughter the importance of self-love, she had to actually show her. It was then that Aimey began her personal development journey and invested in a coach. Years and multiple coaches later, Aimey is now helping women who are in the same position she was.Tune in to Episode 22 of the Joy Found Here podcast to learn how coaching changed Aimey’s life and how it can change yours!In This Episode, You Will Learn:About Aimey’s background (2:40)How Aimey’s coaches have each uniquely helped her (14:42)Aimey’s mission with her podcast (21:40)The services that Aimey provides her clients (31:58)Aimey’s words of advice for anyone who feels stuck (35:49)Connect with AimeyPodcastWebsiteFacebookInstagramLet’s Connect:Website
10/5/2021

Reclaim The Yin Energy with Rachel Redmond

Ep. 21
Do you feel as though your digestion, mental clarity, and overall health are imbalanced? It’s time to improve your overall quality of life by seeking out resources and tools to rebuild your mind and body connection.In this episode, I am so excited to be joined by the incredible Rachel Redmond. Rachel is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Ayurvedic practitioner specializing in women’s health and self-care. She is the Founder of The Yin Way, an online women's wellness program designed to help busy women and moms improve their health while simplifying their self-care. Rachel helps her clients maximize their potential without burning out. Her expertise and programs are invaluable if you are someone who wants to create better self-care practices but aren’t sure where to begin.After a lifetime of health and digestive issues, Rachel put together her 17 years of experience, academic and medical education, and clinical practice to create The Yin Way. With the rise of hustle culture, our society praises productivity and action which is masculine Yang energy. Rachel’s method, The Yin Way, is a health practice that places as much emphasis on rest, sleep, and stillness as it does productivity, busyness, and results. Achieving Yin and Yang balance within our lives is essential to preventing burnout and keeping our health in tip-top shape.Tune in to Episode 21 of the Joy Found Here podcast to learn how you can apply Rachel’s expertise and tools in order to live a healthier, more balanced, life!In This Episode, You Will Learn:Rachel’s origin story (2:25)The five elements that we all have combinations of (12:17)How the change in seasons impacts us and our health (23:44)Why Rachel created The Yin Way (30:41)What The Yin Way program consists of (38:51)Connect with RachelWebsiteInstagramLet’s Connect:Website
9/28/2021

Writing Her Roots with Susan Cushman

Ep. 20
What books or pieces of writing have impacted you? Stories are an incredible way to learn, connect with others, and even change how you view life.In this episode, I am so excited to be joined by the wonderful Susan Cushman. Susan is an author, mother, grandmother, and an incredible storyteller. Born and raised in Mississippi and now residing in Memphis, Susan credits both of these places as great influences on the short stories, essays, and novels that she writes. At the age of 70, Susan has proven that it truly is never too late to do what you want in life. Throughout this episode, Susan explains her background, the path that led her to becoming a published author, and all about how her most recent book, John and Mary Margaret, was shaped by the racial crisis in our country.Susan’s published pieces include her most recent novel, John and Mary Margaret, short stories called Friends of the Library, her memoir Tangles and Plaques: A Mother and Daughter Face Alzheimer’s, and her first novel, Cherry Bomb. Susan has also edited three collections of essays: A Second Blooming: Becoming the Women We Are Meant to Be, Southern Writers Writing, and The Pulpwood Queens Celebrate 20 Years! In addition, she has written over a dozen essays published in four anthologies and various journals and magazines.Tune in to Episode 20 of The Joy Found Here podcast to learn about Susan’s writing career, the events that have inspired her books, and her passion for storytelling!In This Episode, You Will Learn:About Susan’s background (2:44)Susan’s path to a career in writing (7:57)The events that shaped Susan’s writing of John and Mary Margaret (16:56)About Susan’s two-week book tour (25:57)The purpose behind the title ‘Cherry Bomb’ (33:08)Resources MentionedBook - Caste by Isabel WilkersonConnect with SusanWebsiteBooksFacebookLet’s Connect:Website
9/21/2021

Understanding Divine Guidance with Michelle Sammons

Ep. 19
What rhythm of life makes you feel your best? When you discover the right spiritual tools that work best for you, you will be able to tap into your intuition and witness the divine guidance in your life.In this episode, I am so excited to be joined by the wonderful Michelle Sammons. Michelle is an inspirational author, spiritual teacher, and highly attuned guide helping her clients worldwide transform their lives through divine guidance. I discovered Michelle through her book, The Little Book of Big Knowing, and was inspired by her spiritual awareness and wisdom. Throughout this episode, Michelle talks about her spiritual journey, what led her to writing her book, the ways that we can tap into our intuition, and so many more incredible insights.Through meditation, rebirthing, readings, and many more spiritual tools, Michelle has tapped into her intuition and aligned her energy. Whether you are skeptical of the power of divine guidance or are already tapped into yours, you will take away something from this profound conversation with Michelle.Tune in to Episode 19 of The Joy Found Here podcast to learn Michelle’s expertise on divine guidance and the power of spiritual awareness!In This Episode, You Will Learn:About Michelle’s background (3:07)The inspiration behind Michelle’s book, The Little Book of Big Knowing (15:54)How Michelle made her book happen (26:58)Michelle’s advice for tapping into your own intuition (32:30)What Michelle’s clients come to her for (38:07)Connect with MichelleWebsiteBook - The Little Book of Big KnowingLet’s Connect:Website
9/14/2021

Aligning Your Soul's Purpose with Nadine Grace

Ep. 18
“I know that each and every one of us has a purpose and I know that I am on this planet to empower others to awaken to their infinite potential” Do you know what your purpose and potential is?In this episode, I am thrilled to be joined by the incredible Nadine Grace. Nadine moved from Jamaica to the United States with her family at the age of 17. She then received her Bachelors in Accounting and her Masters in Business from Georgian Court University and went on to lead and facilitate teams in the Accounting Services industry for 10 years. Once Nadine began to dread Mondays and felt depleted from the 9-5 grind, she knew she had to make a life change. After discovering Reiki and the power of energy, Nadine became a Certified Master Life Coach, Certified Usui Reiki Master, and is now the host of the Universal Grace podcast with over 50,000 hours invested in personal growth.Through her client work and podcast, Nadine is on a mission to help you successfully navigate your path by providing practical skills and mindset strategies to ensure success in all areas of your life.Tune in to Episode 18 of The Joy Found Here podcast to learn how Nadine’s insights can help you live in your passion and purpose!In This Episode, You Will Learn:Nadine’s inspiring story (3:30)How Nadine was introduced to Reiki (15:17)The power of knowing your purpose (30:19)How Nadine is spreading her mission (33:10)That the Universe is supporting you (39:09)About Nadine’s upcoming course (43:08)Resources MentionedBook - Ester and Jerry Hicks - Ask and It Is GivenBook - Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon HillBook - The Secret by Rhonda ByrneConnect with NadineWebsiteInstagramPodcast - Universal GraceYouTube ChannelFacebookLinkedInLet’s Connect:Website