SISTERHOOD OF SWEAT - Motivation, Inspiration, Health, Wealth, Fitness, Authenticity, Confidence and Empowerment

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Welcome to the Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T where we will approach the difficult topics of life, have inspiring guests, and bring empowerment to all. This community is a place where we can be who we are instead of who others want us to be.

Sep 5, 2018


“Not your mother’s menopause”


I don’t know about you but I have heard HORROR stories about menopause. From terrible mood swings, to the loss of your sex drive, it seems as if it is all doom and gloom once you hit a certain age. However does it HAVE to be that way? Are we completely out of control of what happens to our bodies by a certain age? My very own GOBGYN, Dr. Rosalind Jackson (“Dr. Roz”), joins us today to put our fears to rest and share what we can do NOW to regain our health and truly experience the best years of our lives.


Dr. Roz says that it’s her mission is to help women understand that they do not have to “suffer” through menopause. There are concrete actions that you can take now to regain control of your hormones and experience the same levels of energy that you had when you were younger. In this episode we talk about the importance of gut health, the importance of investing in your sexual health, the trick to beating sugar cravings, and even what your man can do to improve his hormonal health. This is a MUST listen whether you are menopause age or now. It’s time for women to take their health into their own hands.

Questions I Asked Dr. Roz:

  • How many women sit back and silently suffer through menopause?
  • If my cortisol level is high should I exercise more or less?
  • What are other ways to restore gut health outside of diet?

Topics Discussed:

  • Why we can experience excess stomach fat during menopause.
  • Understanding how our different hormones are linked to specific symptoms.
  • The “four R’s” of gut health.


Quotes from the show:

  • “Understand that everything is connected.” @Dr.Roz
  • “The gut is always where we should start.” @Dr.Roz
  • “You are the author of your body.” @Dr.Roz
  • “It is important that you invest in your sexual health.” @Dr.Roz


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Jul 25, 2018

Podcasting is a powerful tool. Now, before you dismiss the thought of hosting your own show, let me introduce you to our very special guest, Chantal Brodrick, who shares with us why as a fitness professional you should consider podcasting.

Listen to the podcast HERE

There may seem like a lot of barriers standing between you and podcasting, you may not think that you have the time, skills, or resources. I know that I felt that way when I first started! However in this episode we talk about the opportunity that podcasting gives you to better impact your audience and grow your business. The best part? You can start now. Chantal talks with us about “growing as you go” and not allowing perfectionism to hold you back.

Questions I Asked Chantal:
❏ What do you do when you have a guest that you are not clicking with?

❏ What do you do to get great guests?
❏ What are ways we can partner with other brands and influencers?

Topics Discussed:
❏ The power of podcasting.
❏ Five tips for starting a podcast.
❏ How to explore other topics and be diverse with your show.

Quotes from the show:
❏ “Everybody starts somewhere.” @ChantalBrodrick
❏ “You can get through almost anything if you are putting the right things in your mind.
❏ “Consistency is key.” @ChantalBrodrick
❏ “Punch perfectionism in the face. Done is better than perfect.” @ChantalBrodrick
❏ “Start small. Grow as you go.” @ChantalBrodrick
❏ “Success comes from hard work not luck.” @ChantalBrodrick
How you can stay in touch with Chantal Brodrick:
❏ Website
❏ Facebook
❏ Twitter
❏ Podcast
❏ Youtube Channel

How you can stay in touch with Linda:
❏ Website
❏ Facebook ❏ Twitter
❏ Instagram ❏ Pinterest
❏ YouTube ❏ SoundCloud
Resources Mentioned
❏ Chantal’sHowtostartyourownpodcastseriesonYoutube
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Dec 30, 2017

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Isaiah Hankel received his doctorate in Anatomy & Cell Biology and is an expert on mental focus, behavioral psychology, and career development. His work has been featured in The Guardian, Fast Company, and Entrepreneur Magazine. Isaiah’s previous book, Black Hole

Focus, was published by Wiley & Sons and was selected as Business Book of the Month in the UK and became a business bestseller internationally.  Isaiah has delivered corporate presentations to over 20,000 people, including over 300 workshops and keynotes worldwide in the past 5 years.

Isaiah is the founder and CEO of Cheeky Scientist, a career training company that specializes in helping PhDs transition into corporate careers; he is also the director of Hankel Leadership. Through these ventures, Isaiah has consulted on career development, employee management, entrepreneurship, focus, and motivation at several Fortune 500 companies. He has been invited to speak at top institutions including Harvard Medical School, Stanford University, Vanderbilt University, University of Chicago, University of Oxford England, the Marie Curie Institute France, and the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Isaiah grew up working on a sheep farm in the Pacific Northwest of the US before going on to get his doctorate. After receiving his doctorate, Isaiah started and successfully exited several other technology-based companies, and then went on to be formally trained in the fields of behavioral economics, behavior psychology, and online marketing. Isaiah’s blue-collar background, white-collar corporate training, and academic credentials allow him to work with a wide range of organizations and connect meaningfully with all types of individuals and institutions.

  • How a wake-up call makes you quickly re-define your life and what actually matters in your life.
  • Defining real success for yourself
  • The distinction between fake and intelligent achievement and how clarity is key.
  • Fake Success is built on a shaky foundation. If you life gets rocked a little bit it falls away.
  • In Real Success you are doing things for the right reasons which puts you more in touch with who you really are.
  • Keeping up with someone else's goals is an example following after fake success.
  • We can be influenced by the goals of others that we surround ourselves with. 
  • It is important to align your goals with who you really are and your true identity.
  • Mental Energy is your most valuable asset, not time, money, or relationships.
  • The Science of dealing with negative and manipulative people.
  • How to understand and identify manipulators in our life.
  • Strategies to keep yourself from distractions and unwanted drama.
  • The Science behind why engaging with negative energy takes your performance levels.
  • Why and how we can set better boundaries 
  • Why you should say always say no first.
  • Why 50 % of your relationships may be fake.
  • How to identify the people that are holding us back in our life and surround ourselves with those who support us.
  • Why its important to set aside time by yourself during your peak mental energy hours.
  • How to fight for, protect, and surround yourself with good mental energy.
  • How and Why you may need to take a relationship fast.
  • When confused about the people you surround yourself with, step away for a bit so you can see your relationships more clearly.
  • Communication and taking responsibility is key in developing good relationships.
  • Sometimes you just need to take a brief time-out when it comes to relationships.
  • Why its so important to seperate yourself from those who drain your mental energy.
  • The positive people generally don't come into your life until the negative ones are gone.
  • Why you should eliminate the people who undermine, constantly cut you down, and ultimately drain your energy.
  • How to take a two-step gut check.
  • How to create a power network.
  • How being with people that give you energy actually help you to create more and be more productive in your life
  • Good competitive energy actually may sharpen you to do better and be better.
  • Why you don't always want to be the smartest person in the room.
  • Why your life is your fault.
  • How to lose the victim mentality.
  • You don't control what happens to you, but you can control how you respond to it.
Oct 23, 2017

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Dr. Beth Brombosz is an author, copy writer, and content creator, and is the host of the Blogger to Author Podcast. In 2015 she took some of her posts from her fitness blog and turned them into a book. That book has helped Beth build her expert status and has opened many doors for her business. She's passionate about showing fellow bloggers how simple it is to turn their blog posts into a book so they can build authority and credibility in their niche, share their passion with the world, and earn more money, too.
Social media handles:
Twitter: @bloggertoauthor
Instagram: @sublimelyfit

What we talked about on this episode:

  • Tips for choosing a topic for the book.
  • Why is it so important to create your reader avatar and know your audience.
  • How getting caught up in perfectionism can be a roadblock to writing.
  • Why it isn't necessary to be perfect or an expert when writing a book.
  • Organizing,writing and deciding upon content.
  • Why is it important to have a deadline for your book.
  • How to engage more readers.
  • When and where to test our book ideas.
  • How to create products that tie into our book.
  • Great Pre-sale or Pre-launch ideas.
  • Great ways we can monetize our books.
  • Ideas on how to get a book signing. 
  • Creative things you can do at your book signing to get people engaged.


Sep 29, 2017

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Diana Howes is otherwise known as Mama Howes. Diana is the creator of "Profit On The Books Today" where she calls herself the Chief Inspiration Officer. An important part of her mission is inspiring people to take action on what's important to them. With over 35 years of experience in the insurance and investment industry she is well qualified to give entrepreneurs helpful advice to avoid common costly mistakes.

 She is also a amazing parent who has raised 4 equally brilliant children. Find out what her Secret Sauce and the ingredients she recommends; all the way from raising amazing children to creating a profitable business and life you love.

I truly learned so much from my conversation with Diana. I hope you enjoy this interview and gain from her wisdom as, much as I did.


What we talked about in this episode:

  • It's important to be financially fit
  • Learn how to ask for money.
  • Delegation is key to any successful business.
  • You can only delegate what you can afford to delegate.
  • Focus on what generates income so you can afford to delegate.
  • Learn how to ask for help
  • Business owners should focus on what they do best,
    whether that is promoting their services or performing their services.
  • When making decisions its important to let go of emotions so logic and rational thought can come through.
  • When making tough decisions decide what you are committed to.
  • How to let go of dis-empowering conversations and step into more empowering conversations.
  • You are a product of your environment.
  • If you want to be a successful entrepreneur hang out with other successful entrepreneurs.
  • As parents we always did our best to provide the environments for our children to learn and grow.
  • A smile is your best accessory.


Sep 17, 2017

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Cathy is an internationally recognized fitness and figure coach and entrepreneur who is located in Boston. She has been featured on MTV, ABC News and Fox News and she is currently a member of the prestigious Advisory panel and contributor for Oxygen Magazine and Strong Magazine. Since the early 1990s, Cathy has been the pioneer in successful competition coaching for aspiring athletes from all over the world. Cathy coaches women and men, with sport specific training, nutrition, stage presentation, marketing and branding and careers in the fitness world.

Cathy’s online nutrition and training program is the first and most prominent all inclusive global training program of its kind. Her company is known for transforming the physiques of both athletes and people who simply want to look like they compete, with a natural, non-extreme approach, no matter where they live! Cathy has coached and mentored celebrities, athletes, television personalities for lifestyle changes and business strategies as well. Her clients span the globe from the US, to Australia, Asia, and Europe and throughout North America.

What we talked about in this episode:

  • Every great coach has an original though process that makes them unique.
  • Drop the pencil walk.
  • Don't be a pineapple.
  • How to deal with your haters.
  • How to unhook from what people think of you.
  • The story you tell yourself may be whats holding you back.
  • Coaching the GREATS: Lori Harder, Alicia Marie, Lindsey Messina, Stacie Venagro, Angela Gargano ETC.
  • Time blocking with Barbara Cochran.
  • Take time to charge your engine.
  • Work on your business not in your business.
  • Teach others how to do what you do.
  • How to raise people up.
  • What true success looks like.
  • Together we all win.
  • What builds a legacy.
  • When someone double crosses you, something better is waiting for you.
  • Every person that comes in your life is a teacher.
  • Love all over the good and love all over the bad.
  • Everyone should be a SAVAGE GIRL!


Sep 4, 2017

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Spokesperson and author of Savvy Secrets: Eat, Think & Thrive, Lisa share’s her seven-step’s toward optimal health.

Lisa loves healing the healer. Regardless of the label (i.e. cancer, autoimmune, cardiovascular or gastrointestinal disease, mental/cognitive difficulties, infertility, hyperactivity, insomnia or fatigue) Lisa utilizes functional medicine, self-love therapies, and her seven-step process to uncover hidden stressors. Clients rediscover their innate ability to heal from within.


On this podcast we are talked about Lisa's book Savvy Secrets, Eat, Think and Thrive  as well as her Seven Steps to Optimal Health.  

  • What it takes for transformational change (courage and commitment) and how each one of us are unique, requiring a personalized plan.  
  • what Lisa learned since writing her book
  •  Lisa gives a sneak preview into her upcoming workshop titled, "Holy Hormones!"  
  • Stress hormones affect our sex hormones which affect our metabolic hormones. They all live together in a "hormone soup."
  •  Stress affects our libido which causes us to hold onto fat, which creates inflammation in the body, which leads to chronic disease. To live our wildest sexiest lives, we need to do the first step in Lisa's Seven Steps to Optimal Health. The first step is to BEGIN; take an honest personal assessment and make a commitment to self.  
  • How juicing and eating the raw vegan diet detoxes the system
  • How to do a personal assessment and a guide to the different types of testing is out there.
  • The importance of prioritizing your own self-care.
  • Tips to lower cortisol.
  • We are either in a sympathetic or a parasympathetic state (Fright or Flight) Rest and repair, rest and digest, or mate and ovulate.
  • We all live in a hormone soup.
  • Stress raises insulin and cortisol
  • Your body doesn't know the difference between being chased by a wild animal or job stress.
  • What metabolic stress looks like.
  • Healing the gut

    Lisa is also Founder of The Wellness Inspired Network and Carpe Diem Wellness. Lisa is a Registered Yoga Teacher, a retired Registered Nurse, Certified Health Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition  and Functional Medicine Practitioner.  Certifications include 200 hour Vinyasa training, 300 hours in therapeutic yoga from Beloved Yoga Studio, Let Your Yoga Dance from Kripalu and Laughter Yoga. When Lisa is not coaching or speaking, you can find her joyfully practicing yoga and Carpe Diem Dance, bringing together all the tools of yoga to her clients. She is the mother of 4 adult children and grandmother. 703-421-7125

Jul 14, 2017

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Jun 6, 2017

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Live Naked, Feel Alive!

Anita A. Shah, CHHC, is an author, speaker, experienced educator, cancer survivor, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Board Certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, and a member of the International Association for Health Coaches®. Anita received cutting-edge training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition® in New York City. She has been learning from the world’s leading researchers and nutrition authorities, including Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in mind-body medicine, Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center, Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University, and Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. Anita studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with world-renowned health and wellness experts. Anita is passionate about educating, helping, and inspiring individuals and families to lead a Simply Fresh Lifestyle, a life filled with health and happiness.

Connect with Anita.

What we talked about in this fun episode:
  • How to dress naked.
  • How to eat naked.
  • How to live naked.
  • How to step into your authentic self without fear.
  • Pretty much how to do all things naked ha ha.
  • Your beauty is reflected through your outer self.
  • Go for the full level of joy that makes you feel alive.
  • How to live free with no fear of judgement.
  • Surround yourself with people that bring you joy.
  • The only person you need to impress is yourself.
  • Invest in yourself (Put your oxygen mask on first.)
  • Ask for support when you need it.
  • What you put on your plate should show your respect for yourself and your body.
  • What cravings really mean and how to use them to create the life you want.
  • Emotional eating.
  • Stop living just for Friday and start living for today, because today is here now.
  • Get the recipe for what you want. Success leaves clues.
  • How to disconnect from toxic relationships.
  • Learn to trust your gut feelings.
Apr 17, 2017

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Nicole Moneer has been in the health and fitness industry for close to 2 decades.  After being chronically ill and on Rx and OTC drugs for over 30 years, she was sick and tired of being sick. With major lifestyle changes starting at age 33, Nicole was able to turn her health around for the better with proper consistent nutrition, workouts and supplementation.  From being a NASM CPT, to an IFBB Bikini Pro and Olympian, to being an internationally published fitness model, a sponsored athlete for industry giant and to getting hired for the 1994-1995 Chicago Bulls Cheerleaders, The Luvabulls, during the iconic Michael Jordan days, Nicole is more than accomplished.  She has the mind, soul and spirit to heal and change lives for the better just as she has changed hers. Today at age 44 her health is way better than at age 24!  As a Chek Holistic Lifestyle Coach, she works with both male and female clients on customized nutritional lifestyle planning, exercise programs and stress management. 

One of the first things clients notice after working with her is that their energy levels improve, they have less bloat and many of their chronic symptoms or conditions are reduced or completely gone. Her book, What Lies Behind The Smile, is available on. Amazon.  She just launched a second book, The Healthy Mom Handbook, which is a nutrition and exercise system that takes women through all stages of motherhood; preconception, pregnancy and childbirth. If trying to conceive, or if you are wanting to have an easier uncomplicated childbirth and a quicker post-pregnancy recovery visit   Changing your lifestyle and the foods you eat daily, is one of the hardest things to do but Nicole can attest that in the end it is worth it and now as a mom even more important since moms have the greatest influence on their families health.

When you are on social media its easy to fall into thinking you've got to keep up. Many of us think,wow this person has the perfect life, the perfect husband the perfect little family. We forget everyone has a real life, and everyone has real life problems. People may appear to be smiling and everything may be appear to be perfect on the outside, but whats the real truth? What's really going on in their lives? Like Nicole's book says "What lies behind the smile?"

It doesn't matter how many salads you eat, how many protein shakes you drink, or how many workouts you put in when you have relationship stress it can effect your health. Do the relationship work,it matters. If your miserable in your relationship, job success isn't as enjoyable.

In this episode you will learn:

  • Healing the body through supplements and the foods you eat
  • How we pick similar partners to what we grew up with
  • Life's biggest struggles can be your biggest lessons
  • The past is a gift that has led you to where you are today.
  • If you have a poor home life, no amount of job success is going to make you happier
  • How to stop hiding your true self
  • How becoming vulnerable takes courage but it is empowering and makes you more relatable.

Visit her website for client testimonials and more: